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Season Summary - 2018 did not go well for Marist, who went 3-12 and won their fewest games in a season since 2009. It looked like the Red Foxes were in for a rebuilding year.
And it looked that way early on as they began the season with losses against Air Force and Army West Point. But Marist rebounded with wins in their next two games against Hartford and Stony Brook. Down for most of the game against the Hawks, the Red Foxes recorded two goals in the final 7:35 to take a one-goal win before going on a 6-0 run in their 10-5 win over the Seawolves. They wrapped up a five-game road stand with a big loss to North Carolina.
Season Summary - The winner of this year’s America East Tournament wasn’t Albany. Nor was it Vermont or even tournament host Stony Brook. Instead, it was UMBC, a team that finished below .500 and made it past the Opening Round of the NCAA Tournament against Marist. Simply put, the Retrievers got hot at the right time.
UMBC began the season with two losses against Navy and Richmond but rebounded for their first win of the season against Mount St. Mary’s. The Retrievers went on a 5-0 run after the two teams exchanged goals in the first quarter as the defense held off a Mountaineer rally in the second half.
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Hofstra Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney today announced the promotion of volunteer assistant coach Tim McIntee to the position of assistant coach for 2019-20. He will serve as offensive coordinator, goalies and face-off coach and will share recruiting duties with assistant coach John Gorman. McIntee, a longtime collegiate lacrosse coach and 2011 Long Island-Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame selection, will be starting his second season with the Pride after joining the staff in September 2018.
Rogers knows about rapid change himself. In high school, he was a nationally recruited lacrosse standout who verbally pledged to play at Syracuse, where his dad, Lelan, is an assistant coach. Then he decided to take a graduate year to try to attract football suitors, starring at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut. It worked, and since he arrived on campus at NU last summer, he has grown from 249 pounds to around 295. He was likely ticketed for a redshirt year regardless last fall, but a torn labrum took away any chance of even a small amount of playing time under the new redshirt rules.
Peter Samson, an icon in the Philly lacrosse scene for decades for his years of service building and coaching Radnor youth lacrosse and for creating the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival and Foundation, died tragically Saturday after a bicycle accident in New England. Details on the accident are scarce, but close friends of family members said Samson, 68, was bicycling on a path Friday near his family’s Westport, Mass., home at the Rhode Island border at Little Compton when the accident occurred. No other information was available.
The sudden death of Peter Samson last Saturday sent shock waves through the Radnor lacrosse community and in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Radnor High School boys lacrosse coach John Begier said Monday, “Peter was the foundation of Radnor lacrosse – he’s a legend in Radnor Township, and beyond. So many hearts are broken in the entire Radnor community. He was such a positive person, and I remember how selfless he was – always looking to make other people’s lives better not only from lacrosse standpoint but a life standpoint.”
speaking of memories of games, @jake_nazar and I are whipping up some from this decade in college lacrosse, so be on the lookout for a new Decade in Review pod this week at @College_Crosse. We'll open the floor in the comments/Twitter after it goes live for reader entries, too!— Ryan McDonnell (@RyanMcD29) August 19, 2019
Liz Beville has swapped jobs with Kathy Taylor, the coach for whom she played in college. Two months after Taylor left Le Moyne to become the head coach at Colgate, the Dolphins announced Monday that Beville, the former interim head coach at Colgate, will replace Taylor at the helm of the perennial NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse power.
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Museum Day, hosted by Smithsonian magazine, is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 21. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country will offer free entry to anyone with a Museum Day ticket, which provides general admission for two people.
Nathan Patterson’s fairy tale story has added another chapter. Because as far as debuts go, this is as good as it gets. Patterson, the right-hander who drew notice after throwing 96 mph at a speed-pitch radar booth at a Colorado Rockies game this year, made his professional debut in the Oakland A’s organization Thursday in the Rookie-level Arizona League and struck out all three batters he faced.
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