Chamberlain: Conference Playoffs Begin

April 24, 2014

Friday Night Lights Kicks off an action packed Weekend of College and Pro Action Patriot League Playoffs Army vs. Lehigh I like Lehigh in this matchup between two very well coached teams. Lehigh is balanced on offense and has strong goaltending with junior Matt Poillion. My prediction is Lehigh by three. Loyola vs. Colgate I made the mistake of not picking Loyola in the regular season matchup. I’m not going…

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MLL Season Preview: New York Lizards

April 22, 2014

After beautiful fall season, followed by a brutally cold, snowy winter, spring has returned as well as the Major League Lacrosse season. The New York Lizards spent a lot of time dwelling on the struggles of the 2013 summer where they failed to reach the postseason with a 4-10 record. A lot of things did not go right for Joe Spallina’s squad. A lethargic offense that coughed up the ball…

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MLL Camp Report: Crotty Injured with Lizards

April 19, 2014

As the days draw closer to opening day of the Major League Lacrosse season, the New York Lizards have ramped up their intensity at practice. At Stony Brook University on Friday night, the team continued their preparation for their opening tilt with the Rochester Rattlers on Sunday April 27. Following last summer’s disappointing season with offensive woes and chemistry issues, there is a competitive vibe at Lizards camp. The players…

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Lizards Run Up on Israel; Israel Third Int’l Team to Compete Against MLL

April 14, 2014

As was expected, JoJo Marasco and Rob Pannell looked as good on the field as they usually do. Unexpectedly, Israel performed extremely sub-par.  The Lizards ran up the score to a final of 21-3. I equate this game to a previous one I watched this NCAA season: Lehigh versus Loyola. Both teams are very good, but the Lizards and Loyola are much higher caliber lacrosse programs than either Israel or…

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Photo Gallery: Lizards Training Camp

April 14, 2014

 Photo Credit: Ian Neadle Training camp took place at MacArthur High School in Levittown, NY April 13th. On the same day later that afternoon, location moved to Hewlett H.S. in Hewlett, NY for a scrimmage against Team Israel.            

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MLL Camp Notes: Lizards Coming Together

April 14, 2014

The tough part of participating in the MLL is that schedules are restrictive. Unlike other sports that have athletes paid millions of dollars to dedicate their lives 24/7 to their game, lacrosse players squeeze in practices on the weekends in between full time jobs. Practices usually take place at a local high school facility. Teams don’t have the advantage of learning their home field or playing a schedule that is…

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Team USA Profile: JoJo Marasco

March 19, 2014

Position: Midfield College: Syracuse Professional: New York Lizards   JoJo Marasco has been making headlines in the lacrosse world for years now. In high school, he decided to recant his commitment to Ohio State and moved to Syracuse University. He walks into the Carrier Dome his sophomore year and dons the fabled 22 jersey, long known for greatness in lacrosse. Marasco worked tirelessly on his game and in time may…

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MLL Draft Recap: New York Lizards

January 13, 2014

The MLL Draft came and went this past Friday and for the New York Lizards, there wasn’t much to build on. After a busy offseason that included adding a lot of offense and midfield help in the acquisitions of attackman Ned Crotty, midfielders Steve DeNapoli and Matt Striebel as well as long stick midfielder Kyle Hartzell. As the Lizards headed into the draft there wasn’t much that needed to be…

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MLL Draft Preview: NY Lizards

January 7, 2014

The New York Lizards have had a busy offseason in 2014 and are primed and ready to take a big step forward. With additions like Matt Striebel and Ned Crotty to go along with Tommy Palasek and Rob Pannell on offense, the Lizards offense will be a force to be reckoned with. They also have some defensive talent in All-Pro defenseman Brian Karalunas and goalie Drew Adams. So how can…

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