Minnesota Swarm vs. Buffalo Bandits: Will the Turn Around Begin in March?

March 8, 2014

Alex Urquhart The Minnesota Swarm have assuredly struggled this season, going 2-7 so far and only grabbing wins against the Philadelphia Wings and only winning in Philly to boot. The team has lost all three home games at the Excel Energy Center, and all of their away games, not in Philly. This week the Swarm will take on the Buffalo Bandits at First Niagara Center. The last time the Bandits…


MCLA Notes: NDSU vs. Lindenwood- Belleville and St. Johns vs. Grand Valley St.

March 1, 2014

Alex Urquhart This weekend is the real start to the MCLA D2’s season with four of the top six teams in the country having games. Grand Valley St. has made a trip to the great state of Minnesota to take on #1 St. Thomas, #2 St. Johns, and #6 North Dakota St. Grand Valley, themselves, sits at #4 in the country. This weekend also has newly touted GRLC team Lindenwood-Belleville…


Swarm Look to Right Ship Against Rock

February 20, 2014

The Minnesota Swarm are going into this weekend as the worst team in the East and the worst team in the NLL at 1-6. The Swarm have dropped four straight, three of which were at home in St. Paul Minnesota. The Last time the Swarm won a game was in Philadelphia on January 18th in an 11-10 win over the Wings, this also was the first game of a double-header…


MCLA: Santa Barbara Upsets Cal Poly

February 19, 2014

This is the second full weekend of the MCLA season. Today we will look at the Five top stories from this weekend. The first story to look at is Cal Poly falling to UC Santa Barbara 5-6. The Cal Poly Mustangs were led by Casey Mix, who had 4 points in the win, and Johnny Morgan who scored 2 goals. The Mustangs had 6 goals on 30 shots during the…


Battle in the Glades: Miami vs. Florida International

The Miami Hurricanes will be hosting Florida International on Friday, February 7. The Hurricanes lost all 10 games they played last year and ended up at the bottom of the SELC Southeast. At 0-10 last season the Hurricanes fell short of fellow Florida teams that sky rocketed in the MCLA. The Hurricanes are looking to compete with those teams (Central Florida, Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast). Game time is scheduled…

February 3, 2014

NCAA Outlook: Virginia and Michigan

Alex Urquhart With the NCAA season starting right around the corner we take a look at two teams, the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. The Virginia Cavaliers made it to the ACC finals last year but missed out on making it to the NCAA Tournament. The Michigan Wolverines, in their second season, went 1-13, but looked immensely better from their first season in 2012. The Cavs have…

January 31, 2014

Will the Swarm Get it Together?

Alex Urquhart The Minnesota Swarm have gotten off to a very, very, slow start this season. The team is 1-3 on the season and averaged only 7.5 goals per game through the first four games. Although the Swarm are not scoring goals they are, for the most part, sticking with most teams. They have only given up 41 goals this year, and 15 of them were in Sunday’s matinee match…

January 22, 2014

MCLA Pre-Season Coaches Poll

January 22, 2014

The MCLA has released it’s preseason Coaches Poll and the two teams who had won last seasons Division 1 and Division 2 Championships are sticking it out on top for the beginning of the season. Colorado St. is the two-time defending MCLA National Champions, whereas there Division 2 counterparts, St. Thomas, have won four of the last five National Championships. The full poll can be found at http://mcla.us/polls/2014/preseason/ Other teams…


MLL Draft Recap: Chesapeake Bayhawks

January 14, 2014

Alex Urquhart The defending MLL Champs really haven’t had too much to improve on in the last few years. This year’s Collegiate Draft saw the Bayhawks drafting with an eye on defense. With their first pick, a third round pick at 21st overall, the Bayhawks selected Mike Harris. Harris is currently an LSM at Syracuse and lead the Orangemen in a number of stats last season. Harris adds an element…


Swarm Weekend Preview

Alex Urquhart   The Minnesota Swarm got a bye week last weekend and are now looking to take on the Vancouver Stealth, in Vancouver. The Swarm are coming off an extremely tough loss to the Rochester Knighthawks. The Swarm dropped the game 8-6 two weeks ago. The Swarm have been hard at work to get that first win. The Swarm have spent a lot of time trying to get players…

January 10, 2014