NCAA: Merrimack Warriors win DII championship

June 2, 2019

The #7 Merrimack Warriors upset the #1 Limestone Saints by a stunning 16-8 score to win the men’s NCAA Division II Championship on Sunday, May 26th at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. They made it look easy. This is Merrimack’s second straight national title. Even more impressive is the fact that Merrimack and Limestone have combined to win almost every championship over the last six years. That trend will end…


PLL: 24 players taken during inaugural draft

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Premier Lacrosse League draft was held on Monday but was held until 2 a.m. when it was shown on tape-delay on NBC Sports Network. With four rounds and six teams the PLL draft only featured 24 picks so there really isn’t much room to error, no matter how stacked every roster is already. Archers LC had the first overall pick and they went with the bonafide favourite and…


LeMoyne Dolphins DII National Champions

May 30, 2016

When people talk college lacrosse it’s usually the big universities in division one, Denver, Maryland Notre Dame, etc.  But when Memorial Day weekend hits, there is plenty of action in divisions two and three.  Such was the case today in Philadelphia. The LeMoyne Dolphins (20-0) defeated Limestone Saints (21-1) 8-4 to win their fifth National Championship.  LeMoyne is about 10 minutes from downtown Syracuse, while Limestone is in Gaffney, SC. …


Lacrosse Scores: Tight Games Throughout NCAA

March 11, 2015

The start to the 2015 season has been beyond intense with number 1 falling and an abundance of one goal games in regulation and overtime. This past Tuesday was nothing short of that. North Carolina at one point was down 6-2 against Bryant but climbed their way back to win 10-9. Saint Joseph’s gave Virginia a scare, but the Wahoos squeaked by with their one point victory as well. Fairfield,…


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…


A Different Kind of MLL Draft Review

January 31, 2015

The MLL Draft is almost a week old and everyone has had time to give their draft grades as well as their surprises of the draft. With more time than I probably needed, here is a little bit of a different break down of the draft. Some of it is a little look behind the scenes and some of it is actual draft analysis and some of it is just…


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…


Offseason Check In: New England Region

October 21, 2014

It’s that time of year again. The foliage is back, the brisk air sways it’s way in, and fall lacrosse is in action. We are finally starting to get some of our questions answered here in New England. Whether that be the 2015 surprises or who may even drop off the map. Starting in the southern portion of the map, I will keep a close eye here on Yale. The…


Controversial Face Off Rule Change by NCAA for Better of Sport

September 11, 2014

Photo Credit: Ian Neadle Let’s face it, draw rules change. Every. Single. Year. Everything has modified from no clamping, to different stances, down to different procedures. Now, the NCAA is saying that the faceoff midi cannot carry the ball in his stick after a faceoff. Immediately this has attracted controversial reactions for all around. Most saw a rule change coming, but few, I think, saw this happening. A shift in…