As you might have noticed, the District playoff previews, with the game recaps from last week and the final Weekly top 25 poll, crowded out the college recaps we normally publish from the weekend. For those looking forward towards those, sorry for skipping them but we just didn't have the time to get to them.
Some games were played this week during the week and here are the links to them as well as the College poll links and the Player of the Week articles in the conferences.
SSC Women: #6 Tampa Defeats #22 Saint Leo 19-13 on Wednesday
Saint Leo Recap
SSC Women: #3 Rollins Defeats Embry-Riddle 17-6 on Wednesday
ASun Women: Stetson falls to Mercer 20-13 on Thursday
via Florida press release - photo by Allison Curry
Gators Down Dolphins in Final Nonconference Bout
Behind historic day from Ronbeck, Florida tops Jacksonville 19-13
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The No. 17 Gators downed Jacksonville 19-13 on the road in the final nonconference game of the season behind a historic performance from Lindsey Ronbeck.
Ronbeck paced the offense for the Gators, scoring eight goals on the night. That mark tied the single-game record for most goals scored in a game – a record she set against Maryland as well. Her seven first-half goals are the most scored in a single half in Florida program history as well.
Shannon Kavanagh and Sydney Pirreca followed with three goals and two goals, respectively.
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This article appears on the site and is a GREAT read. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Paul Westhead listens intently over the phone as he’s told for the first time that his famed basketball doctrine — the fast-paced, run-and-gun, full-court-press philosophy he refers to simply as “The System” — has propelled a college women’s lacrosse team in northeast Florida to national prominence.
“I’m intrigued,” the 80-year-old coach says with a chuckle.
It’s hard not to be: The coaching duo of Jacksonv
via the Conference press releases
Sunshine State Conference
Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Andrew Kew / University of Tampa / Sr. / Attack / Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Kew takes Offensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season for his performance in Tampa’s wins over Colorado Mesa University (19-6) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (25-8). During the game against the Mavericks, Kew tallied six goals, one assist, and picked up one ground ball. Facing the Eagles, the Ontario native scored five times and had three assists. The senior attacker took 16 shots, placing 12 on goal, scooped two ground balls, and 15 points across the two games. Kew has been named Offensive Player of the Week eight times in his career, tying him for second all-time in SSC men's
via JU press release
PHILADELPHIA – Highlighted by a four-goal run and a solid defensive effort, a strong first half lifted the Jacksonville University women's lacrosse team to its fourth-straight win – a 7-5 victory at Temple, Saturday afternoon at Howarth Field.
"We were excited to have 300 or so JU fans brave the cold, windy conditions to see us. This is a tough environment to play in," commented Associate Head Coach Paul McCord following the Dolphins' road victory. "Our defense played outstanding; the only goals against us were on man-down and free-positions. An amazing defensive effort from [freshman goalie] Dayna Martinetto. I don't think we have ever had a better goalkeeping effort in 10 years of competition. With a poor offensive game, she and
via JU press release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University women's lacrosse team earned back-to-back victories over opposing conference champions, with its latest over last year's MAAC Regular Season Champion Marist in a 20-10 win Sunday afternoon at D.B. Milne Field.
Led by sophomore Alyssa Arnold's seven points (6 goals, 1 assist) and graduate student Hayley Ciklin's five (3 goals, 2 assists), the Dolphins continued their tradition of high-scoring affairs.
With goals in each of the first four minutes, Jacksonville (4-2) quickly took the lead as sophomore Jenny Kinsey (29:03), Arnold (28:41, 27:56), and sophomore Megan Prescott (26:29) all found the back of the net in the opening minutes.
"The tenor of the game was attack, attack, at
via JU press release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With a career-high six points, including five goals, from graduate student Hayley Ciklin, the Jacksonville University women's lacrosse team tamed the 2018 Northeast Conference Champion Bryant, 16-7, Thursday afternoon at D.B. Milne Field.
Stingy defense, coupled with a pair of three-goal runs in the first half, highlighted the opening half for the Dolphins (3-2).
"Bryant has been playing some good lacrosse since their first two games; they scored 31 goals during that span. Today, kudos to our starting defense and goalie who held them to just three goals in almost 50 minutes, and scoreless for 27 minutes. Starting three freshman and two sophomores out there with confidence is a real plus for our program," st