DIII Report: 74 Games Played Over Weekend

March 3, 2015

The last few days of the month of February saw the Division III Men’s Lacrosse season truly kick into high gear with an appetizer of three games on February 27 followed by a huge plate of seventy-four games on Saturday and a “dessert” of eight games on Sunday, March 1. In Glen Falls, NY, the St. Lawrence Saints defeated the Castleton Spartans 19-10 behind six goals from Tommy Hovey. Friday’s…

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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…

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D3 Roundup: Salisbury Wins by 23

February 9, 2015

This weekend’s kickoff for the Division III men’s lacrosse season saw teams from all across the nation playing against non-conference opponents. Saturday, Feb 7 saw the meat of the weekend’s schedule start with No. 3 ranked Salisbury thumping Greensboro 24-1 behind a strong performance by Chris Joyce who scored six goals. Other action saw the Piedmont Lions tame the Millsaps Majors, 19-10 spoiling the Majors home opener. Taylor Carter for…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Jumbos Led By Watkins to Title

May 26, 2014

Shot, save. Shot, save. Shot, save. Shot, save. Sound repetitive? That’s because it was when Patton Watkins led his Jumbos to the Division III National Title game Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The Tufts University Jumbos defeated the Salisbury University Sea Gulls 12-9 on Sunday. It was Tufts’ third championship game, second National Championship and their first since 2010. For the Sea Gulls, it was their second time in the…

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Tufts Wins Their Second Championship 12-9

May 25, 2014

Baltimore, Maryland – The Tufts Jumbos take home their second title in four years as they defeated the Salisbury Sea Gulls by a score of 12-9. The offense started slow, but the record day was marked by a third quarter run in which Salisbury failed to catch up. With the win, the senior class finishes their careers just where they ended their freshmen season, hosting the championship trophy. Tufts Jumbos…

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Live Blog: Salisbury Seagulls vs Tufts Jumbos

May 25, 2014

Tufts takes on Salisbury for the Division III National Championship in Baltimore.  Its heating up on the field and with the recent history between these two, this will be the rubber match to see who has the advantage in National Championship.  Tufts won the first with that defensive performance, only to awaken Sam Bradman and the Gulls a year later. Face off is in just over thirty minutes…. Stay tuned…

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