via press release - photo via Keiser web site 5/9/2017 12:43:00 PM The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2017 NAIA Men's Lacrosse All-American teams. The Seahawks had two members on the second team. Craig Marentette: Marentette was named second team All-American on top of earning AII Conference Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and first team all-conference. Marentette led the team in goals with 49, points with 69, and 112 shots. He finished the year leading the country in points per game with 6.27, and third in goals per game with 4.45, and shots per game with 6.82. Justin Stone: Stone earned second team All-American after playing and starting all 11 games with two goals and four assists for six points. Stone...
via press release - photo via US Lacrosse web site Author's Note: The Florida roots of this squad actually go 7 deep when you include JoJo Marasco, who is the head coach at Windermere Prep. Four members of the Florida Launch in McArdle, Buczek, Durkin and Byrnes and of course members of the Bernhardt clan! Not bad for a 59-man roster . . . SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has named 59 players that have been selected to try out for the 2018 U. S. Men’s National Team. The first round of tryouts will be held July 9-11 at the new U.S. national teams training center at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. Following the initial round of tryouts, U.S. head coach John Danowski and his staff will follow up with additional tryouts and training weekends at US Lacrosse on the
photo via the UT web site In the latest chapter of Around The State, we excerpt the Tampa Bay Times article about the father-son team of Rory and Conor Whipple of the UT lacrosse team! This was published on 5/9/17, before the UT win over Lenoir-Rhyne. Excerpt: TAMPA — University of Tampa senior lacrosse attacker Conor Whipple has treasured his time with the Spartans. For the third time, he was selected Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year. For the fourth straight year, he was named first-team all-SSC. Last weekend, he graduated from UT with a bachelor's degree in sports management. Saturday afternoon, Whipple's Spartans (14-4) open play in the NCAA Division II lacrosse tournament quarterfinal at Lenoir-Rhyne University (12-2). UT hopes to win t
via press release - photo via UT web site HICKORY, N.C. – The No. 9 University of Tampa upsets No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne University to advance to NCAA semi-finals. INSIDE THE MATCHUP: Final: Tampa Spartans 11, Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 8 Records: Tampa (15-4), Lenoir-Rhyne (12-3) Location: Mortez Field l Hickory, N.C. All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series 3-0. Follow Us: @TampaSpartans on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Vimeo HOW IT HAPPENED: 1st Period The first goal of the game came from the Bears. Sam Watts won the face-off after the goal to give Mike O'Connor the ball to tie the game. Less than a minute later Lenoir-Rhyne took a 2-1 lead. At 8:46 Bryan Wright tied the game. Two minutes later LR tied took the lead again.
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via Lohud, The Journal News - Part of the USA Today News Network - photo by Alex H Wagner, Poughkeepsie Journal Author's Note: (OTS stands for Outside the State) As part of our offseason look at issues that affect the growth of lacrosse in general we have this article published on May 10th, sent to me by someone who is in the middle of this issue. The article is written by Lohud, which likely stands for the Lower Hudson Valley area of New York . . . an area that is no stranger to long time lacrosse activity. I am excerpting and linking to it to show that the issue of abuse of officials and their subsequent reaction to it by giving up their referee duties, is not only a local Florida phenomenon, but also prevalent in areas of even more lacrosse history. Parents and coaches