Simmons: Tewaaraton Trophy And Other NCAA Thoughts

May 28, 2014

The Trophy will be awarded on Thursday, at the Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. The Tewaaraton Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding male and female college lacrosse players in the country. Since 2001, the year of the trophy’s inception, just two players from a non-blue blood school have ever won the award. In its 13 years of existence, just seven schools have been represented:…


Simmons: NCAA Tournament Opens with Bangs

PHOTO CREDIT: IAN NEADLE College lacrosse put on one heck of a show in the NCAA Tournament’s opening weekend. The bracket was turned upside following the first round of play due to upsets galore, and as the dust settled we were left with a few surprising survivors. The Bulldogs took down the No. 2 seeded Syracuse Orange in a close battle in the Carrier Dome. The Orange found themselves down…

May 12, 2014

NCAA Brackets Set: Duke Takes Top Seed

#1 Duke and #2 Syracuse The NCAA Tournament field was announced on Sunday night. Duke will be your #1 seed while Syracuse earned a No. 2 seed. The Blue Devils will face the winner of Richmond/Air Force. The first play-in game features two underdog teams. The Richmond Spiders are in their first season at the Division I level, and a league championship was wholly unexpected. High Point had been the…

May 5, 2014

ACC Mashup Following Conference Play; Heading Into Tournament Games

April 28, 2014

Just a short month ago, Syracuse sat at 4-3 overall and 0-3 in the ACC. Their scoring margin was -6 but that reasonable statistic does not show the magnitude of the 16-8 loss to Maryland, 17-12 loss to Virginia and 21-7 loss to Duke. I’ve watched a lot of lacrosse in my life and I can definitively say that Maryland-SU and Duke-SU games easily top my list of the two…


Simmons: A Look at Tournament Contenders

April 14, 2014

The Tournament contenders are beginning to show themselves as the 2014 season approaches the final weeks. Assuming that the current conference leaders win their conference tournaments, the AQs would be taken by the following teams: ACC: Duke America East: Albany Atlantic Sun: High Point Big East: Denver CAA: Hofstra ECAC: Air Force Ivy: Harvard Metro Atlantic: Siena Northeast: Saint Joseph’s Patriot: Loyola   After the first ten AQs we move…


Voyageurs Take Two Wins Over Blazers, Stingers

April 13, 2014

Vermont Voyageurs coach and team owner Jeff Culkin stated after the game: “For our first outing, I am very, very pleased with all faces of our game.” That was the overall sentiment, echoed by Ethan Farrell, “It was a great event, couldn’t have been happier with what the guys did as a team.” The Voyageurs and Boston Blazers traveled to the Onondaga War Memorial Arena for a three-team box lacrosse…


Top Attack Lines in NCAA This Season

March 31, 2014

This year college lacrosse features some superb attack lines, here are some of the most impressive…   Albany – A conversation about the top attack groupings in the country can’t be had without first discussing the Great Danes. The Thompson line is headed by Lyle Thompson, a first team All-American in 2013. Lyle has 21 goals and 55 points this year, and had a nation high 11 points in a…


Adam Jones Return Not Enough to Overcome the Wings

March 30, 2014

The Colorado Mammoth (5-8) went up against the Philadelphia Wings (4-9) at The Pepsi Center the first time this season on “Western Night” Saturday March 29, 2014.  They donned the first time in franchise history Colorado State Flag jerseys in front of a crowd of 16,322, the highest fan attendance this weekend, and the team with the highest attendance in 2014 with 124,247 fans.  But even with all the hype,…


USA Player Profile: Marcus Holman

March 27, 2014

USA Profile: Marcus Holman Position: Attack College: University of North Carolina Professional: Ohio Machine   Marcus Holman has played a role in transforming North Carolina back into a national power.  Even though his career didn’t end the way he wanted, he still has the ability to improve on his game and win a medal that every few have the opportunity to play for during their career.   Holman came to…


Syracuse Off to Bad Start

March 24, 2014

What a disappointing season this Syracuse team has had. They are flat out frustrating to watch and even more irritating to write about. It is not that they’re bad, in fact their offense is quite good, their goalie play has been better than would appear on paper and they have some talented defensman. The problem is that the offense just doesn’t get the touches they need. The possession problems stem…