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“Lacrosse Magazine December 2012 Issue” Released Featuring Person Of The Year Tom Hayes And The Biggest And Best Of Lacrosse 2012
National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Is Preseason #5 In West Division As Player Retirement And Turnover Results In “Younger, Faster Defense”
Hall health update: “The tumor is gone,” Hall said. “I’m in good shape. I’m gaining weight and I feel healthy. We just hope it stays that way. I’m cleared to continue coaching, and I’m excited about that. I’ll continue to be monitored, but things are good right now.’’
Offseason: Forward Cam Sedgwick and transition man Jason Bloom, the team’s captain, retired. Defenseman Kyle Hartzell was traded to the Wings for a draft pick. Transition man Chet Koneczny went to Colorado as a free agent.
Entry draft: The Stealth need to get younger and faster on defense. Veterans will be pushed by No. 11 pick Tyler Garrison, a 6-foot-2 and 200-pound defenseman who was captain of the Coquitlam Junior A club in British Columbia, No. 12 pick Bill Hostrawser, an aggressive checker who helped the Orangeville (Ontario) juniors win the 2012 Canadian title, and No. 19 pick Justin Pychel, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound defender from the Six Nations senior side.
“We’re pretty excited about getting Garrison and Hostrawser,” Hall said. “I see both those guys having a good shot at stepping into the lineup and playing right away. They lack some experience, but Minnesota proved last year that’s not a bad thing. We got two real good righties and a good leftie in Pychel, too. We were looking for one. There are going to be some battles for jobs on the back end. Our intention in the draft was to ensure we’d have some people coming to camp to push some of the veterans.”
Coaching change: Dan Perreault is in and Dan Stroup is out as coach of the offense, and Bloom becomes an additional assistant coach.
Goals: The only players with more than 20 goals last season were Lewis Ratcliff (36), Rhys Duch (33) and Athan Iannucci (21). If Jeff Zywicki isn’t hampered by injuries like last winter, and if Iannuccci thrives during a full season with this team, the offense should be much better.
New captain: Defenseman Kyle Sorensen takes over from Bloom.
Get back: Washington can only go up in 2013. “We won the championship in 2010, lost by one goal in the 2011 final and finished last in 2012, so we were proof in the pudding that it’s not very far from first to last,” Hall said. “We have no intention of proving it again. I know you’ve got to be ready to play game one. You’ve got to be in midseason form when the season starts, because it’s only 16 games. All the teams are strong and well-coached, so it really becomes a game-by-game performance issue. We have to get back to where we should be. I think we’ll be back battling for top spot, rather than where we finished last year.”
Schedule: The Stealth opens Jan. 5 at home against defending NLL champ Rochester.
National Lacrosse League: Colorado Mammoth Are Preseason #1 In West Division As Potent Scoring And Defensive Upgrades Make Team “Grittier”
Nice mix: The Mammoth has plenty of options, as seen in the numbers of its top five scorers last year. Grant (50 goals), rookie of the year Adam Jones (29), Jamie Lincoln (27), Sean Pollock (26) and Gavin Prout (22) led the way.
Offseason: Colorado signed free agents Rich Morgan and Chet Koneczny. Morgan is an NLL giant at 6-foot-8 and 260 pounds. Koneczny is a hard-nosed defender. They were two of the most prized free agents and general manager Steve Govett landed both. Morgan was with Minnesota the last three years and has played defense most of his career, but Govett wants to try him up front to set picks for Grant. Ironically, it was a big hit from Morgan that sidelined Grant for two games with a broken sternum in 2012. “We wanted the team to be grittier so we went out and got Morgan and Koneczny,” Govett said.
Entry draft: First-round and No. 9 overall pick Colton Clar has two seasons of Canadian senior summer ball under his belt, so he should be able to step in on the right side of the floor. He’s 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and hard to stop. “Just like we did last year when we made Adam [Jones] our first pick, we got our guy again this year,’’ coach Bob Hamley said. “Colton’s a big body who can shoot the ball. He has good hands.”
Dalgarno returns: Forward Joel Dalgarno, who took 2012 off while establishing a firefighting career in British Columbia, will help make Colorado’s offense the most diversified in the league.
Big Mac attack: Mac Allen missed the first half of 2012 while rehabbing from a knee injury, but should be ready for the start of the season in January. A full season with Big Mac is a big boost on the back end. Colorado ranked sixth out of nine teams in defense last season and must improve in that area if it wants to win it all.
Crease competition: Govett signed Toronto castoff Matt Roik to compete with Levis and Tye Belanger for the starting goalie job. Roik won an NLL title with Washington, and it was a surprise when the Rock released him fter a three-game losing streak last winter. Govett doesn’t believe Roik is done.
Feelin’ good: “We feel pretty good about our roster,” Govett said. “We’ll keep most of the guys on the roster from last year and tweak from there. We’re fairly positive about where we’re at.”
Schedule: Colorado opens at home Jan. 12 against Washington.
Lacrosse Tournaments: Video Highlights Of Wimmer Solutions 10-6 Win Over Dirty Lacrosse At 2012 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational On Oct 28
NCAA Lacrosse: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2013 Schedule Featuring USC, North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Navy, Harvard, Syracuse, Virginia, Duke, Stanford, Florida And Notre Dame
|Date||Opponent / Event||Location||Time / Result|
|U.S. Lacrosse Champion Challenge|
|01/26/13||Team England #||Kissimmee, Fla.||2:30 p.m. CT|
|01/27/13||Team USA #||Kissimmee, Fla.||10:00 a.m. CT|
|02/08/13||vs. Massachusetts||Los Angeles, Calif.||5:00 p.m. CT|
|02/09/13||at USC||Los Angeles, Calif.||5:00 p.m. CT|
|02/22/13||at North Carolina||Chapel Hill, N.C.||6:00 p.m. CT|
|02/24/13||at Vanderbilt *||Nashville, Tenn.||12:00 p.m. CT|
|03/06/13||vs. Boston College||Evanston, Ill.||5:00 p.m. CT|
|03/09/13||at Johns Hopkins *||Baltimore, Md.||11:00 a.m. CT|
|03/11/13||at Navy||Annapolis, Md.||3:00 p.m. CT|
|03/16/13||vs. Harvard||Evanston, Ill.||1:00 p.m. CT|
|03/27/13||vs. Ohio State *||Evanston, Ill.||5:30 p.m. CT|
|03/30/13||vs. Syracuse||Evanston, Ill.||1:00 p.m. CT|
|04/05/13||vs. Penn State *||Evanston, Ill.||7:00 p.m. CT|
|04/07/13||at Virginia||Charlottesville, Va.||6:00 p.m. CT|
|04/12/13||vs. Duke||Evanston, Ill.||7:00 p.m. CT|
|04/14/13||vs. Stanford||Evanston, Ill.||1:00 p.m. CT|
|04/20/13||at Florida *||Gainesville, Fla.||11:00 a.m. CT|
|04/24/13||at Notre Dame||South Bend, Ind.||6:00 p.m. CT|
|04/27/13||vs. Penn||Evanston, Ill.||1:00 p.m. CT|
|American Lacrosse Conference Tournament|
|05/02/13||ALC Tournament||Baltimore, Md.||TBA|
|05/03/13||ALC Tournament||Baltimore, Md.||TBA|
|05/04/13||ALC Tournament||Baltimore, Md.||TBA|
|05/05/13||ALC Tournament||Baltimore, Md.||TBA|
|05/24/13||NCAA Tournament Semifinals||Philadelphia, Pa.||TBA|
|05/26/13||NCAA Tournament Final||Philadelphia, Pa.||TBA|
MCLA Lacrosse: Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2013 Schedule Including UC Santa Barbara, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Minnesota-Duluth, Chapman, BYU And Colorado
|Feb. 16||NORTHERN COLORADO||Loveland, CO|
|Feb. 17||COLORADO MESA (NCAA Div. II)||Loveland, CO|
|Feb. 22||UTAH STATE*||Loveland, CO|
|Feb. 23||WESTMINSTER||Loveland, CO|
|Mar. 2||vs. UC-Santa Barbara||Las Vegas, NV|
|Mar. 3||@ UNLV||Las Vegas, NV|
|Mar. 7||LOYOLA MARYMOUNT||Loveland, CO|
|Mar. 9||SIMON FRASER||Loveland, CO|
|Mar. 10||VIRGINIA TECH||Loveland, CO|
|Mar. 16||vs. Michigan State||Lisle, IL|
|Mar. 17||vs. Minnesota-Duluth||Lisle, IL|
|Mar. 25||CHAPMAN||Fort Collins, CO|
|Apr. 5||@ Brigham Young*||Provo, UT|
|Apr. 6||@ Utah*||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Apr. 12||GEORGIA^||Highlands Ranch, CO|
|Apr. 13||NEW MEXICO*||Fort Collins, CO|
|Apr. 20||@ Colorado*$||TBD, CO|
|May 3-4||RMLC League Tournament||Grand Junction, CO|
|May 13-20||MCLA National Tournament||Greenville, SC|
NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2013 Freshman Recruiting Class Including Middie Matt Emery (St. Ignatius Prep, CA)
Matt Emery is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound midfielder from San Francisco, Calif., and younger brother of current UVa All-American Rob Emery. He is Inside Lacrosse’s No. 19 rising senior in the class, attending St. Ignatius Prep. Emery was a member of the West team for the 2012 Under Armour Underclass All-Star tournament in Towson. Emery is also a starting safety on the St. Ignatius football team.
Joining the Cavaliers next fall are: Matt Barrett (Glenmoore, Pa.), Jacob Dean (Medford Lakes, N.J.), Matt Emery (San Francisco, Calif.), AJ Fish (Grayslake, Ill.), Jeff Kratky (Darien, Conn.), Ryan Lukacovic (Syosset, N.Y.), Andrew Mullen (Toronto, Ont.), Michael Rhoads (McLean, Va.), Alec Webster (Greenwich, Conn.) and Zed Williams (Irving, N.Y.).
“It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Class of 2017,” said Starsia. “I am confident that fans of Virginia Lacrosse and those of our sport in general will enjoy getting to know these young men.”
Barrett is a 6-foot, 220-pound goalie from Glenmoore, Pa. Entering his final year at Malvern Prep, Barrett is listed by Inside Lacrosse as the top rising senior goalie in the nation and No. 17 rising senior overall. He is an Under Armour all-star and helped the Friars (14-6) finish No. 25 in the nation in 2011. Barrett also is a member of the Malvern Prep football team.
Dean is a 6-foot, 190-pound midfielder from Medford Lakes, N.J., and hails from Shawnee High School, the same school as current UVa captain and All-American, Chris LaPierre. He is an Under Armour All-American and team midfielder of the year at Shawnee. Dean also plays football and basketball at Shawnee.
Fishis is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound attackman from Grayslake, Ill. He led Grayslake North to a state championship title in 2012. The high school All-American had 74 goals and 49 assists in 2012, while also earning all-state and all-conference honors. He also is a quarterback on the football team and an all-star in basketball.
Kratky is a 6-foot, 180-pound attackman from Darien, Conn. The 2012 Under Armour All-Star is a faceoff specialist and the No. 44 rising senior by Inside Lacrosse. He owns two letters in lacrosse, where he has a career winning percentage over 60 percent. Kratky also has lettered in wrestling at the Taft School.
Lukacovic is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound attackman from Syosset, N.Y. He was a member of Newsday’s 2012 All-Long Island first team after a stellar season at Chaminade High School. Ranked No. 15 rising senior by Inside Lacrosse. The 2012 Under Armour All-Star helped Chaminade to a 16-1 record behind 34 goals and 35 assists in 2012. He became the first sophomore on offense to make Chaminade’s varsity team in over 20 years, while leading team in assists and second in points. Lukacovic is a starting cornerback on the Chaminade football team.
Mullen is a 6-foot 2-inch, 205-pound defenseman from Toronto, Ontario. He attends St. Michael’s and was a member of Canada’s U19 team that lost the gold medal game to the United States and four current Cavaliers (Greg Danseglio, Matt Florence, Tanner Ottenbreit and Ryan Tucker) at the 2012 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Turku, Finland. He helped lead St. Michael’s to the 2011 OFSAA Lacrosse Championship and was also drafted into the Ontario Hockey League. He is listed as the No. 12 player in Inside Lacrosse’s Canadian Class of 2013 junior rankings.
Rhoads is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defenseman from McLean, Va. A three-year letterwinner at the Landon School, Rhoads hails from the same school as former UVa All-Americans Ryan Curtis and Matt Ward; the latter is one of UVa’s three Tewaaraton Trophy winners. The Landon team captain helped lead the Bears to the 2012 I.A.C. championship. Rhoads also plays football at Landon.
Webster is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound defenseman from Greenwich, Conn. Webster attends Deerfield Academy after transferring from Greenwich High School. Webster was a member of the New England squad that won the championship at the 2011 Under Armour Underclass tournament.
Williams is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound midfielder from Irving, N.Y. Already the state of New York’s all-time leading scorer out of Silver Creek High School, Williams is a member of the Seneca tribe and lives on the Cattaraugus Reservation. Williams has already amassed 554 career points, surpassing the mark held by Casey Powell, the former All-American from Syracuse. He is listed as Inside Lacrosse’s No. 5 Young Gun Senior after leading Silver Creek to the state semifinals, finishing the season with 72 goals and 54 assists — bringing his career numbers to 346 goals and 208 assists. Playing for the Six Nations Rebels of the Ontario Lacrosse Association, Williams helped guide the Rebels to their second consecutive Founder Cup title — the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Junior B national championship. He registered 30 goals and 37 assists in the regular season, 55 points in the OLA playoffs, and then put up 23 points in the Founders Cup tourney. He is also a standout football and basketball player.
“While they are excellent students and multi-sport athletes, there are some particularly intriguing stories to tell among the group,” said Starsia. “ You will find a powerful middie from the West Coast who is the younger brother (Emery) of one of our leading players, an all-star QB from the midwest (Fish) who rushed for 1651 yards and 29 touchdowns this past fall, a goalie from Philadelphia (Barrett) who returned to the gridiron for his senior year only to tear his ACL, a late addition to the U-19 Canadian World team who gave up his pursuit of a career in professional hockey (Mullen) to play lacrosse at Virginia and, a Native American (Williams) of the Seneca tribe, Wolf clan from the Cattaraugus reservation in Western New York who also holds the all-time scholastic scoring record in New York State with a full season to go. These are the stories that capture our attention and speak to the diversity and growth of the game. We will have an additional announcement to make in the spring.”
MCLA Lacrosse: WCLL Preseason Poll Ranks Cal Poly Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Cal Berkeley, Sonoma State, Stanford And Santa Clara
2013 Michigan Women’s Lacrosse Recruiting Class
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Hometown (High School)|
|Regan Anderson||M/D||5-7||Dana Point, Calif. (St. Margaret’s Episcopal School|
|Jess Angerman||M||5-7||Shoreham. N.Y. (Shoreham Wading River)|
|Sara Beach||M/D||5-5||Towson, Md. (Towson)|
|Emily Braun||M/A||5-3||Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Catholic Central|
|Allie Breitfeller||A||5-4||East Northport, N.Y. (Northport)|
|Bianca Brueckner||A||5-10||Weston, Mass. (Weston)|
|Natalie Carti||A||5-4||Oakland, N.J. (Indian Hills)|
|Grace Collins||GK||5-7||St. Davids, Pa. (Radnor)|
|Kim Coughlan||M||5-10||Port Jefferson, N.Y. (Saint Anthony’s)|
|Madeline Dion||M||5-7||Annapolis, Md. (Annapolis)|
|Sophie duPhily||M||5-5||Chadds Ford, Pa. (Kennett)|
|Hadie Evarts||M||5-7||Austin, Texas (St. Stephen’s Episcopal School)|
|Caroline Fitzpatrick||M||5-7||Norwell, Mass. (Thayer Academy)|
|Emma Guarino||M||5-6||Davidsonville, Md. (Roland Park Country School)|
|Tess Korten||A||5-2||Glen Head, N.Y. (North Shore)|
|Sara Kramer||D||5-8||Mullica Hill, N.J. (Clearview Regional)|
|Kelly Kubach||D||5-4||Philadelphia, Pa. (William Penn Charter)|
|Sarah Lugo||M||5-2||Bolingbrook, Ill. (Montini Catholic)|
|Margaret Metzger||M||5-9||Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Lahser)|
|Lauren Oberlander||M/A||5-4||Westfield, N.J. (Kent Place School)|
|Brooke Pancoast||D||5-7||Villanova, Pa. (Radnor)|
|Maggie Paul||M/D||5-7||Weston, Mass. (Middlesex School)|
|Lauren Pryor||D||5-7||Darien, Conn. (Darien)|
|Kathy Quigley||M||5-10||Birmingham, Mich. (Seaholm)|
|Kelly Schlansker||A||5-4||Glenville, N.Y. (Niskayuna)|
|Anna Schueler||M||5-7||Chicago, Ill. (Loyola Academy)|
|Allison Silber||GK||5-7||Phoenix, Md. (McDonogh School)|
|Amanda Sutor||A||5-9||Phoenix, Md. (St. Paul’s School for Girls)|