The Mess of the Ivy League

April 7, 2015

Ivy League The Ivy League is a mess once again. Entering last week, Cornell and Brown looked like the only two teams that had a clear advantage over the rest of the conference. Harvard appeared like it was dead in the water and Princeton was losing ground fast. Fast forward to Sunday, Harvard beat Cornell in Cambridge and Brown lost to Penn. Princeton continued to slide with a loss at…


Simmons: The Battle For the #2 In the Poll

March 30, 2015

The ACC gave us two huge games this weekend: #1 Syracuse at #2 Notre Dame and #4 North Carolina at #6 Duke. Both games lived up to the billing. The Syracuse game got off to a slow start, with the Orange falling behind early. On the back of Dylan Donahue’s seven goal performance SU would finally gain its first lead of the game with just over a minute remaining in…


Simmons: Pioneers Huge Win

March 9, 2015

Denver-Notre Dame It took just 42 seconds into overtime for Denver’s Zach Miller to punch the game winning goal. Miller had four goals and an assist while midfielder, and recent Maryland transfer, Connor Cannizzaro had four goals of his own. With Randy Staats, Kevin Rice, and Dylan Donahue Syracuse has the best starting attack in college lacrosse, but Denver is not far behind with Zach Miller, Wesley Berg, and Jack…


Simmons: Syracuse Crushes Virginia

March 2, 2015

We had another great weekend of college lacrosse. Let’s start with the big game on Sunday, #3 Syracuse vs. #5 Virginia. The Orange took the game 15-9, but the game was all Syracuse for the first three periods. Syracuse got off to a 7-0 start, led by Nicky Galasso. The Virginia attack had few possessions and when they did get the ball UVA’s attack and midfield took quick and poorly…


Simmons Column: No Benefits to Snow-Crosse

February 23, 2015

Photo Credit: Ian Neadle Playing lacrosse in the snow is not easy. It is harder to pass, clear, collect ground balls and see the ball as a goalie. Snow leads to a sloppy game and creates parody between unequal teams; that is what we saw in the Loyola-Holy Cross game. Three games had game times changed or were postponed on Saturday: UMBC-Monmouth, Penn State-Villanova, and Georgetown-Towson. I can’t tell you…


Simmons: Cuse Tops Cornell and Media Poll

February 16, 2015

I’ll start off with the most recent game, Cornell vs. Syracuse. After the ‘Cuse took down the Big Red 14-6, we are left with some significant questions about Cornell. Keep in mind a few things. This was Cornell’s first game of the season. Secondly, Cornell just opened practice on the first of this month, and due to the snow totals and the frigid cold in Central New York the Big…


NCAA Rule Changes to Start with Season This Week

January 26, 2015

With High Point and Delaware kicking off the NCAA division I schedule this week, I thought we should overview some of the more relevant rule changes taking effect this year. Starting this year, all facilities capable of displaying a shot clock will have shot clocks installed to visually count down the 20-second timer-on calls. By 2016, all facilities must have shot clocks installed. Last year the referees counted down the…


NCAA Season Preview: Ivy League

January 19, 2015

Realistically, the Ivy League is a two team race between Harvard and Cornell, with Princeton on the fringe of being a factor. The League features five teams in the Pre-Season Top 20: #8 Cornell #11 Harvard #12 Penn #17 Yale #20 Princeton. The Ivy League Pre-Season Coaches’ Poll ranks the teams in this order: Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth. The biggest conference game will easily be the…


Another Rough Year for Georgetown?

January 12, 2015

I started following lacrosse in the early 2000s. Around that time, the Georgetown program could be referred to as… significant. In the late 90s and early to mid 2000s, the Hoyas were always involved in the Tournament, so I have to admit being a little surprised when I took a step back and looked at the overall history of the Hoyas program. By the way, what is a Hoya? In…


Simmons: Looking Ahead to 2015 College Lacrosse

January 5, 2015

Denver Looking at the early schedule, the one game that sticks out more than the rest is #3 Duke vs. #1 Denver on February 14. Is Denver really the best team in the nation, and can they finally break through and go to the National Championship game? Can Duke fill the massive holes left by Jordan Wolf and Josh Dionne, and if so, do they have the ability to repeat?…