We’re 22 days out from Selection Sunday and things are getting kind of hectic. With conference tournament time just around the corner, teams are leaving it all on the field in hopes of getting a bid to their respective conference tourney. It’s like a hyper-aggressive game of musical chairs, as no one wants to be standing without a chair once the music stops and have to go home to a cruel summer filled with a lot of “what if we had” questions.
Directly below is the Big Board for April 13, 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 April 13, 2019
Collge Crossecast Week 10 Preview
We’re just over 3 weeks away from Selection Sunday and things are really heating up. Conference play is full in swing, as teams battle it out with their
frenemiesfellow conference mates for a spot in their respective conference tournament. Last night, Jake & I bantered about the games with the biggest stakes this weekend and also chatted some Bracketology as we inch closer to May Madness.
Week 10 Storylines
Welcome to Week 10 of the 2019 college lacrosse season. We’re less than a month away from Selection Sunday and the games continue to get more important. For most teams, a win or loss could decide NCAA Tournament seeding, conference tournament seeding, or potentially whether or not a team can keep their at-large chances alive. Most conferences have weeks of regular season play remaining, while the ACC only has two. There’s still some intriguing matchups left to play, whether they’re in a conference or out of it. 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.
390 out of 503 games down with 113 to go. We’re done with more than 3/4s of the regular season, 77.5% to be exact. Despite college basketball season finishing up this past week, we’re less than a month away from lacrosse’s version of Selection Sunday. In a little over three weeks, we’ll have May Mayhem in college lacrosse. And with every conference having their teams play a couple of conference games so far and some more people releasing their Bracketology projections, it’s once again time to keep dissecting what we might see when the 17-team field is announced in May. This season has been fun, exciting, weird, crazy, unusual, different, you name it. The field is wide open and the title is up for anyone to take. There’ll be some quality teams that won’t get seeded. If you need a refresher from last week, check out what the projected field looked like.
Coach Desko talked to the media about this week’s game versus North Carolina.
Nick Mellen also talked to the media about the Heels.
Alex Concannon has scored 22 goals in his career with the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program, but his game-winning tally in a 6-5 victory over Ohio State in last year’s Big Ten tournament semifinals continues to stand out for the senior midfielder. “It’s pretty cool to get the game-winner,” Concannon said of his goal with 11 seconds left in regulation. “That was my first and only one. So I’d probably say that was my biggest one, for sure.”
Concannon, had one goal and one assist in that win, might get another chance to be the hero when the No. 16 Blue Jays (6-4, 2-0 Big Ten) host No. 12 Ohio State (7-2, 0-2) on Sunday at noon at Homewood Field. The meeting will be the first between the sides since that May 3 semifinal, which was marked by a fourth-quarter altercation along the sideline that involved punches, shoves and two eventual suspensions.
Joey Sessa is answering a reporter’s questions prior to the start of Yale lacrosse practice when, from the corner of his eye, he notices the rest of the team has huddled up with coaches. Only seconds earlier Yale coach Andy Shay had tapped Sessa out of a drill to speak to media about the senior class, which plays Brown today at 1 p.m. in the final Ivy League game of the season at Reese Stadium. Even with Shay’s consent, Sessa stops mid-sentence, turns and sprints away like the wind to join the meeting.
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team was ranked No. 1 in the country for six weeks last season, the first time the Great Danes were atop the national polls. Maryland-Baltimore County ended that run with an 11-7 upset of UAlbany in Baltimore on April 6, 2018. While the Great Danes are a much different and far less dominant team this season, they haven’t forgotten the way they felt leaving UMBC Stadium a year ago.
Army was more than a decade removed from its last victory over Navy back in 2008, and Black Knights coach Joe Alberici was still early in his tenure at West Point.
There are reminders of the 9-6 victory earned that afternoon in his office to this day, including a framed gray “08” jersey presented to him last year by the class of 2008. Yet there’s also a memory to encapsulate just what the schools’ lacrosse rivalry means.
“There’s just a different mentality,” Alberici said this week. “I recall back in 2008 and we’re playing Navy at Michie Stadium and the superintendent — a three-star general — is in the substitution box and he’s giving high fives to guys. Rarely do you have the president of the school first-bumping and high-fiving guys. That’s a little sense of what it means to be part of it to the outside.”
After a rough start to conference play, the Blue Devils seemed to bounce back with an emphatic win against No. 9 Notre Dame. But with yet another top-10 matchup on the horizon, Duke will need to prove that its turnaround against the Fighting Irish was more than just a flash in the pan.
No. 6 Duke will take on No. 4 Virginia Saturday at noon at Koskinen Stadium. Riding a strong defensive performance, the Blue Devils are coming off a signature ACC win. However, Duke will need to clamp down on both sides of the ball to take down a red-hot Cavalier squad.
The Temple University women’s lacrosse team will visit Cincinnati Saturday in American Athletic Conference play. The Owls are led by junior attacker Maddie Gebert, who has scored a team high 24 goals in 12 games this season. It has become quite apparent that there is very little that can slow down Gebert — not even epilepsy. Gebert was originally diagnosed in ninth grade of high school. “I took a couple of tests, I went through an MRI scanner, they didn’t have anything come up there. I took an EEG, which is when they plug all the little things into your head ... and they take a scan of all your brain waves. That’s when they diagnosed, ‘Oh, you could have epilepsy.’ “
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