We have a huge day in college lacrosse today, with thirty-three games on the docket. The action starts early with Siena vs. Canisius at 11:00 AM and ends with Johns Hopkins vs. Virginia at 6:00 PM. Make sure you check out our Twitter page for #CollegeCrosseGameday with Chris. The Kid is still on Twitter lock down, but we will not be silenced.
Directly below is the Big Board for March 23, 2019. As usual, clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking on the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.
College Crosse Game Day Big Board For March 23, 2019
Collge Crossecast Week 7 Preview
Ryan, Jake, & Adam previewed all the games coming up this weekend on our College Crossecast Week 7 Preview pod, which you can find here.
The NCAA Lacrosse season stops for nothing, not even March Madness. And there’s some good games on the horizon for you this weekend. We’ll get you prepared for them on this edition of COLLEGE CROSSECAST.
I’m joined by Jake and Adam as we get Adam’s thoughts on the possible end to the Hopkins-Virginia rivalry this weekend (:37) before we recap Tuesday’s games that included a wild Boston Derby between Harvard and BU (9:30). Then we look ahead to the weekend where games of note include Denver-Towson (15:00), Ohio State-Notre Dame, Penn-Cornell (25:00), UNC-Maryland, Virginia-Johns Hopkins (33:22), and Duke-Syracuse at only the finest of high school facilities (50:00). We make our upset picks and our pick ‘em league choices (1:00:00) and answer questions in THE COLLEGE CROSSECAST MAILBAG (1:11:00)! Have some questions for us? Reply in the comments or tweet at @College_Crosse and we’ll answer them next episode.
Week 7 Storylines
Welcome to Week 7 of the 2019 college lacrosse season.
We’re more than halfway through the season, and conference play begins to ramp up before the end of the month. For some teams, these are games that help their resumes for the NCAA Tournament. For others, it’s their way to crack into conference tournaments in an attempt to get into the big dance in May.
As always, make sure you get yourselves ready for the weekend or the season (if you’re team starts this weekend) with a bevy of College Crosse content.
Keep up to date on literally every men’s Division I game this year with our composite schedule. Easy to navigate, easy to search, and everything is at a simple click or tap. Same goes for the women’s Division I side.
On the podcast side, there’s our latest Crossecast that previews the weekend action.
Let’s get started.
College Crosse Week 7 Picks
We’re officially halfway through the regular season, and this is where things stand in College Crosse’s first annual pick’em:
1. Adam (30-17)
2. Jake (25-22)
3. Ryan (23-24)
3. Chris (23-24)
5. Safe (22-25)
I’ve got a 5-game lead on Jake for first, while the other three guys are still looking to get on the positive side of .500 for the year. But that could easily change this week.
We’ve got Lehigh vs. Navy in a tough Patriot League contest, Denver vs. Towson as the Pios travel cross country to take on The Nadelen Death Grip (TM), undefeated Ohio State’s first big test of the year against Notre Dame, Penn vs. Cornell as the Quakers look to keep it rolling against their Ivy League foes, and Maryland vs. North Carolina in a match between two former ACC rivals.
Nate Solomon also gave his take on the Blue Devils.
Syracuse University has the luxury of fielding both a historically popular and successful men’s lacrosse team and a recently resurgent women’s basketball program. That creates potential for a pleasant problem when it comes to springtime use of the Carrier Dome. It’s an issue that might seem pretty straight-forward but in reality is far more complicated than it looks, one that requires equal parts projection and puzzle-solving.
Have they tried scheduling some road games— Jake Nazar (@jake_nazar) March 23, 2019
Playing lacrosse helped Cody Agrella pay for college and live in a part of the country he was not familiar with. Now he is trying to help more young players in Nevada learn the sport. Lacrosse participation numbers are solid, and the sport has been in Northern Nevada for more than 12 years, but it is still in a different class called “district recognized,” than most high school sports. Agrella played lacrosse at Galena, graduating in 2014, and then in college at Belmont Abbey in North Carolina.
Time to go to work!!
On a four-game winning streak, the No. 9 Virginia men’s lacrosse team will travel to Baltimore to play No. 15 Johns Hopkins and continue the two storied programs’ rivalry.
Virginia (5-2, 2-0 ACC) and Johns Hopkins (4-3, 0-0 Big 10) will meet for the 94th time Saturday at Homewood Field with the all-time record of 61-31-1 favoring the Blue Jays. While Johns Hopkins has historically held the advantage, the Cavaliers have recently begun to close the gap, winning 18 of the last 30 and 9 of the last 16 meetings.
All business on this road trip for the Buckeyes.
Navy seemingly had a leg up on the competition when it came to recruiting Ryan Wade. After all, his father played lacrosse at the academy and his older brother was a member of the program at the time.
“We sort of had the inside scoop on Ryan and certainly liked what we saw at an early age. We also knew Ryan did have an interest in the Naval Academy because of father and brother,” head coach Rick Sowell said.
I love watching the lads at Jacksonville getting after it.
Alrighty, kids, time for the rubber to meet the road.
Marquette men’s lacrosse has had their fair share of weirdness to this point of the season, but they come in on a two game winning streak. One on the road where they needed to fend off Robert Morris, and then at home where they maintained their distance from Michigan as the clock wound down. It was two quality performances from the Golden Eagles after a three game losing streak that can only be described as either “off-kilter” or just “weird as hell.” Whatever strikes your fancy.
We’ve talked about all of the oddity of the first seven games of the year enough already, though. It’s time to look forward. Let’s all pretend that Marquette has gotten all of their business ironed out, and it’s all sunshine and lollipops going forward.
Another interesting tidbit, the GTown O has been really good before 60s in the shot clock, but only ok after 60s (26th in efficiency vs top-5). The MARQ D has gotten better once the clock hits 60s. If the Eagles can force the Hoyas into long possessions, that will bode well.— Lacrosse Reference (@laxreference) March 23, 2019
Nice hype video by Binghamton.
Great post by Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun on the links between UMBC men’s soccer coach, Pete Caringi and former UMBC men’s lacrosse head coach Don Zimmerman, both of whom will be inducted into UMBC Hall of Fame on April 5th.
UMBC men’s soccer coach Pete Caringi Jr. was a member of the school’s search committee that eventually hired Don Zimmerman as the head coach of the men’s lacrosse program. And when Zimmerman arrived at the campus in Catonsville in September 1993, the Baltimore natives felt an immediate kinship with each other. “I knew of Pete and the great job he had done as a player and as a coach,” recalled Zimmerman, a St. Paul’s and Johns Hopkins graduate. “We just kind of started talking, two Baltimore guys. If you were from out of town, you probably couldn’t understand the conversation.”