NCAA Quarter Finals: Notre Dame vs Albany

May 14, 2015

We have a rematch this weekend of one of the best lacrosse games to ever take place that was last year’s Albany vs. Notre Dame playoff game. Now these to clubs meet at the same spot in 2015 looking to win and advance to the final four. Lyle Thompson leads Albany with 116 points. When Lyle teams up with freshman Connor Fields, who has 82 points, as a lefty attack…


Thompson’s Eight Points Lead Albany Past Vermont

April 5, 2015

Led by Lyle Thompson’s eight points and 11 saves by Blaze Riorden, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team took down Vermont 20-10 to continue its undefeated start in league play. “Coming off the week that we had playing Syracuse and playing in less than 30 hours, I thought it was a solid effort by our team,” said UAlbany head coach Scott Marr. “It was a struggle in the beginning with the…


Battle of NY: Syracuse Takes on Albany

April 2, 2015

Syracuse has traditionally been the best team in New York. But in recent years, Albany has made a strong run at the Orange. In the last two matchups between the two teams, each one went into overtime. Lyle Thompson leads the nation in points and will look to give SU trouble. The matchup to watch will be Thompson against Syracuse’s top defender, Brandon Mullins. Earlier this week SU head coach…


Albany Scorches Canisius With 26 Goals

March 18, 2015

Avenging last year’s upset at home, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team dominated Canisius in Buffalo 26-6, setting a new program record for goals in a game. Up 2-1 in the first, UAlbany (4-1) rolls off 12-straight goals against Canisius (1-6) and never looked back. The Great Danes scored 17 goals in the second half. “It feels good to put together a full game, I thought we dominated all phases of…


Cornell Tops Albany in Dallas

March 1, 2015

In freezing rain and snowy conditions, the No. 7 Cornell men’s lacrosse team defeated No. 10 Albany at SMU’s Ford Field in Dallas at the seventh annual Patriots Cup. After trailing 3-1 midway through the first quarter, the Big Red went on a 10-2 run to take control of the game en-route to the decisive victory. Connor Buczek led the Big Red with five goals and one assist, while Matt…


NCAA Freshmen to Watch This Weekend

February 27, 2015

So far the 2015 college lacrosse season has had to deal with a lot of weather issues, causing delays in action but there has been no delay in some of the freshmen emerging as go-to players for their teams.  With the talent being spread through more teams in Division I, there is a lot of opportunity for underclassmen to make their presence felt. This weekend is that start of March,…


Albany and Cornell to Play in Dallas

November 9, 2014

Photo Credit: Ian Neadle The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will look to shine in the Lone Star State as it takes on Cornell on February 28th, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. The teams will meet on the campus of Southern Methodist University for the Saturday game.  The time of the game is to be announced. This will be the second matchup of the in-state squads and first in the regular season. …


Thompsons Reintroduced Nativity to the Medicine Game

August 21, 2014

This past 2014 NCAA lacrosse season was subject to some major changes. Realignments and plans of future for conferences, Duke 3-peating, and, of course, Miles, Lyle and Ty Thompson. The Thompsons all attended University of Albany to play lacrosse but there was more behind their reasons. Throughout NCAA history, all the “good native American players” were picked up by Syracuse University, or in other terms, “bought out.” When the two…


NCAA: America East 2014 Was Led by Albany

It was undoubtedly a great season for the NCAA, especially the America East Conference.  All of the teams showed off their strengths, and had some amazing games this season. Honorable mentions go to Binghamton, UMBC, Stonybrook, and Albany, who together completed the top four in the America East Conference.    Binghamton deservingly secured their second consecutive America East Championship Title this season.  For UMBC, Matt Gregoire tied his scoring record…

June 5, 2014

Thompsons Make History as Co-Winners of Tewaaraton Award

It seems like you can’t talk about Miles Thompson without mentioning Lyle. You can’t mention Lyle without Miles. It’s fitting that the brothers were named co-winners of the 14th annual Tewaaraton Award on Thursday evening. The Thompson brothers have not only helped rewrite the record books, but have also led Albany to national prominence. The Great Danes won their second straight America East Championship this season and recorded an NCAA…

May 30, 2014