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
via press release - photo via Stevenson From the Stevenson Release: Thelen, chosen on attack, leads the Mustangs in scoring having registered 46 goals and 23 assists for 69 points, ranking second in the conference in points per game, third in goals per game and fifth in assists per game. Thelen has scored in every game this season and has scored multiple goals 13 times, including a quartet of five-goal games, the most recent coming this Saturday at Messiah, a performance that earned him MAC Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Week honors. ANNVILLE, Pa. (Men’s Lacrosse) – The 2017 All-MAC Commonwealth Men’s Lacrosse Team has been announced. Albright senior Cam Cetrone was named MAC Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Year, and Stevenson junior Domi
via press release - photo via NEWMAC web site BOSTON, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2017 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference team and major award winners of Tuesday afternoon. Following impressive seasons on the field, MIT's Harris Stolzenberg and Springfield's Brendan Dooley have been named the Co-Athletes of the Year. Dooley has earned this honor for the second consecutive season. Also earning major honors is Springfield goalkeeper, Jake Reynolds who was named the Defensive Player of the Year while Coast Guard's Riley McNulty took home the Rookie of the Year nod. After leading the Cougars to one of their most successful seasons in program history, Clark head coach, Jeff Cohen was named the 2017 Coach of the Year. The 201
via press release - photo via UT web site INDIANAPOLIS – The stage is set for the No. 9 University of Tampa men's lacrosse team to meet No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. in the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship Quarterfinals at Hickory, N.C. The Spartans earned a bid for the fourth consecutive year, as they enter the contest with a 14-4 overall record. Tampa has not matched-up against the Bears since 2013 and currently have a winning record against them of 2-0. In postseason play, Tampa advanced to the national semifinals in 2014 and 2016. The Spartans have now been selected to four consecutive NCAA tournaments, dating back to 2014. All time, Tampa boasts a 2-1 record in quarterfinal contests. Sophomore Andrew Kew leads UT in goa