Siena Men’s Lacrosse practice on Friday afternoon where the Saints were building up to the start of the 2011 season. In the video above, you’ll see exclusive interviews with head coach Brian Brecht and captains John Rogener and Tom Morr!
The season starts in 22 days, when the Saints visit Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils. The challenging out-of-conference schedule also includes a game against Air Force at the Carrier Dome on February 20th and a February 26th stop at Johns Hopkins.
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
02/12/11 at Duke Durham, N.C. 11:00 a.m. ET
02/20/11 vs. Air Force Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome) 4:00 p.m. ET
02/26/11 at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/05/11 vs. Hartford Loudonville, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. ET
03/08/11 vs. Wagner Loudonville, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. ET
03/12/11 vs. St. John’s Loudonville, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. ET
03/19/11 at Marist* Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 3:00 p.m. ET
03/22/11 vs. Binghamton Loudonville, N.Y. 3:00 p.m. ET
03/26/11 at Providence Providence, R.I. 2:00 p.m. ET
04/02/11 vs. Detroit* Loudonville, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/09/11 at Jacksonville* Jacksonville, Fla. 12:00 p.m. ET
04/16/11 vs. Manhattan* Loudonville, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/23/11 at Canisius* Buffalo, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/26/11 vs. UAlbany Loudonville, N.Y. 5:00 p.m. ET
04/30/11 vs. VMI* Loudonville, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
05/06/11 Semifinals Buffalo, N.Y. TBA
05/08/11 Championship Buffalo, N.Y. TBA
Senior midfielder Kevin Crowley (New Westminster H.S./New Westminster, B.C.) of Stony Brook University was selected by the Hamilton Nationals with the first overall pick in the 2011 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft held at the Power Plant on Friday evening.
Honored as the Division I Preseason Player of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine, Crowley became the first player in Stony Brook men’s lacrosse history to earn first team All-America honors after scoring 51 goals with 26 assists. The 2010 America East Conference Player of the Year, he led NCAA Division I by averaging 4.53 points per game and scored a goal in 16 of 17 games.
The recipient of the Enners Award by the USILA, Crowley enters his senior season needing just 26 points to break the Seawolves’ career scoring record. He has 101 career goals with 75 assists in three seasons.
- With the second overall selection, the Rochester Rattlers selected senior defenseman Joel White (Cortland H.S./Cortland, N.Y.) from Syracuse University. White, a first team USILA All-America selection, was the recipient of the Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin, Jr. Award as the nation’s best midfielder. He led the Orange with 78 ground balls and 31 caused turnovers. He ranked seventh in the nation in caused turnovers with a 2.07 average and ranked 15th with a 5.2 ground ball per game average.
- A two-time first team All-America selection for the University of North Carolina, senior attackman Billy Bitter (Deerfield Academy/Manhasset, N.Y.) was picked by the Denver Outlaws with the third overall selection. Bitter, who scored 22 goals with 22 assists, was the first Tar Heel selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year after leading North Carolina to the NCAA Tournament quarter-finals.
- University of Virginia senior midfielder Shamel Bratton (Huntington H.S./Huntington Station, N.Y.) was taken by the Long Island Lizards with the fourth overall selection in the draft. One of 13 Virginia players to earn first team All-America honors twice, Bratton played in 18 games for the Cavaliers last year and scored 24 goals with 17 assists. With 69 career goals, he ranks ninth among midfielders on Virginia’s all-time scoring list.
- A first team All-America selection, University of Notre Dame senior midfielder Zach Brenneman (East Hampton H.S./East Hampton, N.Y.) was selected by the Long Island Lizards with the fifth pick in the opening round. The leading scorer for the Fighting Irish, Brenneman helped Notre Dame reach the 2010 NCAA Division I Championship Game and led the team in scoring with 29 goals and 13 assists. Brenneman will begin his senior year with 56 career goals and 22 assists.
- Syracuse senior midfielder Jeremy Thompson (Lafayette H.S./Nedrow, N.Y.) was picked with the sixth overall selection by the Nationals. A second team USILA All-America selection, Thompson scored 15 goals with eight assists while starting all 15 games. He won 58.2 per cent of his face-off attempts, which led the Big East Conference, and ranked third on the team with 46 ground balls. He tallied eight multi-point games, including a career-high five points against Villanova after scoring three goals with two assists.
The Orange led all schools with seven players selected while Maryland and Notre Dame each had five players drafted.
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The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is wrapping up its second week of practice as it prepares for the 2011 season. In all, the Buckeyes will welcome seven teams to Columbus, beginning Feb. 10 vs. Detroit.
Highlighting the home slate is the fourth annual Showdown in the Shoe, which this year features the Buckeyes taking on Fairfield in an ECAC Lacrosse League game April 23. For the second-consecutive year the game will be broadcast live nationally on Big Ten Network. Last year Ohio State again broke the NCAA men’s lacrosse regular-season attendance record, with 31,078 fans watching the squads.
Last week the Buckeyes took their team photos – including shots with JJ, who the Buckeyes adopted through the Friends of Jaclyn program, and his family. Click on the photo gallery above for pictures from the day.
For the complete 2011 Buckeye schedule, click HERE.
Tickets to the Buckeyes’ first six home games are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or the Ohio State ticket sales department at 614-292-0043 or in person at the Ohio State Ticket Office or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, with Ohio Sate students and children under 6 admitted free. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2 each; to purchase contact group sales at 614-247-1984. Early-season games have limited tickets, so fans are encouraged to reserve spots early.
Head coach Nick Myers and seniors Scott Gerland and Ryan Keneally talked with OhioStateBuckeyes.com this week about the preseason.
For more: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&SPID=10648&SPSID=89206