Friday, February 27, 2009

ESPN To Cover Lacrosse Games in HD

ESPN will offer an unprecedented amount of college lacrosse games in high definition this season, which will include 18 telecasts on ESPNU HD, four on ESPN2 HD and one on ESPN HD, for a total of 23. With the addition of ESPNU HD (launched in August 2008), this will be the first time ESPN has presented a full schedule of regular-season college lacrosse games in high definition.

The HD schedule will feature 12 regular-season games and 11 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship contests, beginning on ESPNU HD this Saturday, Feb. 28, with the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. The doubleheader will showcase #11 Princeton vs. #3 Johns Hopkins (noon) and #12 Duke vs. #7 Maryland (2 p.m.) from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Other regular-season action in high definition will feature the Big City Classic on April 4 that will showcase #4 North Carolina vs. #1 Virginia (noon) and #2 Syracuse vs. #11 Princeton (2 p.m.) from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Other highlights will include the inaugural Day of Rivals -- Army vs. #10 Navy and #7 Maryland vs. #3 Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Apr. 11, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively.

In addition, for the third year in a row, the ESPN networks will televise the complete NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. ESPNU will televise four of the eight First Round games in HD, as well as every Quarterfinal contest (May 10 – May 17). ESPN2 HD will televise the National Semifinals (May 23) and ESPN HD will offer the National Championship game on May 25.

The entire ESPN college lacrosse schedule consists of 45 games, including 30 regular-season contests and 15 NCAA Tournament games across ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2 and

The full Spring ESPN lineup is here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hopkins Shoulder Workout - Jay Dyer

Saturday, February 21, 2009

No. 6 UMBC shoots past Rutgers

Poillon contributes four goals, three assists to lead Retrievers

UMBC midfielder Peet Poillon scored four goals and added three assists to lead the No. 6 Retrievers to a 17-10 victory over Rutgers today.

Midfielder Kyle Wimer had three goals and an assist for the Retrievers, who led 7-5 at halftime. Attackmen Chris Jones and Ryan Smith scored two goals each for UMBC

See the story here in the Balitmore Sun

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hopkins Triceps Workout - Jay Dyer

NCAA Lacrosse 2008 Promo

Drew Picked to Repeat in '09 in Landmark Conference

MADISON, N.J. — The Drew University men's lacrosse team won the inaugural Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship and is now picked to repeat as champions as voted in the Landmark Preseason Men's Lacrosse Poll. The head men's lacrosse coaches and sports information directors at each institution that sponsors the sport were polled for the preseason ballot.

The defending champions captured every first-place vote to finish with 48 points in the balloting. The University of Scranton and Goucher College had a tight battle for the next two spots with Scranton placing second with 41 points and Goucher just three points back with 38. The United States Merchant Marine Academy rounded out the top-4 with 34 points in the voting.

Princeton vs. Canisius

The site Class of 1952 Stadium • Princeton, N.J.

The date Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 • 1 p.m.

Radio WPRB FM 103.3;

The rankings Princeton: No. 12 (USILA)/No. 13 (Inside Lacrosse); Canisius: unranked

The records Princeton: 0-0; Canisius: 0-1

The coaches Princeton: Bill Tierney (25th season overall, 259-90); Canisius: Randy Mearns (11th season overall, 58-78)

The series Princeton leads 2-0

Last meeting Princeton defeated Canisius 13-6 • Feb. 23, 2008

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pennington Named to Tewaarton Watch List

BALTIMORE, Md. – Junior midfielder Justin Pennington (Flemington, N.J.) has been named to the 2009 watch list for the Tewaarton Trophy. The Tewaarton Trophy is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, honoring the top male varsity collegiate lacrosse player in the United States.

The players on the list were nominated by coaches across the country and are now considered early season hopefuls for the prestigious award. Names can still be added throughout the spring until five finalists are selected at the end of the year. Pennington is the second RU player to be named to the watch list after defenseman Chris O’Dougherty (Kinnelon, N.J.) was chosen in 2008.

Click here for the full press release.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse Victorious in First Road Game of the Season

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Sophomore Kory Kelly (Princeton, N.J.) tallied a team-high three goals and freshman Mike Diehl (Flemington, N.J.) scored twice and added an assist as the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team picked up its first win of the 2009 season with an 11-7 victory over Manhattan at Gaelic Park Wednesday afternoon.

Rutgers (1-1) used a six-goal effort in the third quarter to improve to 9-0 all-time against Manhattan (0-1). Junior midfielder Justin Pennington (Flemington, N.J.) scored his third goal of the season and dished out two assists, all in the decisive third quarter.

“I thought that we did a good job of persevering and playing through tough weather conditions and we’re happy to come away with a road win,” said head coach Jim Stagnitta. “We regrouped and came together to play a strong second half. Offensively we executed despite the conditions and we were able to accomplish what we set out to do.”

Click here for the full press release.

Men’s Lacrosse Begins Four-Game Road Swing at Manhattan

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will take on Manhattan in its first road test of the season on Wednesday at Gaelic Park. The matchup, starting at 3 p.m., will be the first of four straight road games for the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers will be looking to pick up its first victory of the season after an opening day loss to Villanova, 8-4, at the RU Turf Field on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights were led by Justin Pennington (Flemington, N.J.) and freshman standout Mike Diehl (Flemington, N.J.) , who each tallied two goals on the day.

Click here for the full press release.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2008 Duke Lacrosse Highlights

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scarlet Knights Drop Season Opener to Villanova

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Junior midfielder Justin Pennington (Flemington, N.J.) and freshman Mike Diehl (Flemington, N.J.) scored two goals each for the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team, but a big fourth quarter clinched an 8-4 Villanova win in both teams season opener at the RU Turf Field Saturday afternoon.

The loss marks the first time Rutgers has dropped its season opener since 2002. It’s also the first ever win for the Wildcats over the Scarlet Knights as RU was a perfect 6-0 prior to Saturday’s meeting.

Click here for the full press release.

Get the Most of Your Body

by Jay Dyer, Special to Lacrosse Magazine Online

A common error athletes make is assuming "going out for a run" will get them in shape for the upcoming season. This thought usually goes hand-in-hand with "two weeks until tryouts, I better start getting in shape."

Although going for your 3-4 mile run is better than doing nothing, that isn't saying much. Training for your sport(s) should be done throughout the year. Also, if you are a speed/power athlete (if you play lacrosse, that is what you are), the last thing you should be doing two weeks before tryouts is running distance.

Lacrosse is described as the fastest sport on two feet. To keep it that way, the athletes that play the game need to train properly. It's a common belief that you are born either with or without speed, which is true to an extent. What is missing from this general statement is through proper training you can maximize your speed potential.

Also, understand that speed endurance is just as important as speed. A lacrosse player's success or failure is not dependant on one bout of speed, but rather the ability to produce speed for the entire game.

A combination of different exercises will help you improve both your speed and speed endurance. To concentrate on speed development, one exercise you can do is resisted sprints. Using a harness with bungee cords (while these implements are not perfect in their design, they are relatively easy to find and do provide some benefit), or a weighted sled, do repeated bouts of 20-40 yard sprints.

Click here for the full article in Lacrosse Magazine.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Rutgers Opens Season Saturday Against Villanova

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will begin its 2009 season Saturday against Villanova at the RU Turf Field. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. The Scarlet Knights are a perfect 6-0 all-time against the Wildcats, but the two schools have not met since 1997. The matchup with Villanova will be RU’s only home game in its first five contests.

Click here for the full press release.

O’Dougherty leads tough Rutgers D

By Matt Sugam
Daily Targum Staff Write

When looking for a school close to home so his parents could come to all his games, and a place where he could play and make an impact right away, senior defensemen Chris O’Dougherty felt right at home in Piscataway.

The Kennelon, N.J., native also liked what he saw in Rutgers men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Stagnitta’s vision for the program. Stagnitta wanted to bring the program back to national prominence.

O’Dougherty had the same goals for his home-state school. After playing a major role in Seton Hall Prep’s run to a the Group VI state title his junior year and then leading them back to the semifinals his senior season, O’Dougherty came to RU hoping to bring them closer to the mountaintop.

“I wanted to help bring Rutgers to the premier, make them a top tier program, and we’re knocking on the door now so [we] almost reached that goal,” he said.

The Scarlet Knights are more than just knocking. They are lined up at the door with a battering ram as they are returning eight starters from last year’s team.

Click here for the entire article at the Daily Targum.

See O'Dougherty's bio on

Thursday, February 12, 2009

US Lacrosse and the Positive Coaching Alliance Webinar

Are you ready to learn the Positive Coaching techniques used by thousands of US Lacrosse coaches?

If so, then join US Lacrosse and the Positive Coaching Alliance in a **FREE** Webinar on Wednesday, February 18th at 8:00 p.m.

This 30-minute webinar, led by Eric Eisendrath, Lead Trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance, and Erin Smith, Director of Education and Training for US Lacrosse, provides an introduction to:

  • The Double-Goal Coach Model, in which a coach's first goal is winning and second, more-important goal, is teaching life lessons through sports.
  • Tips and tools for improving player performances while providing them with character-education and life skills that serve them on and off the field.
  • Strategies for building a team culture where coaches, parents and players are all on the same page.
Registration is available exclusively at

Editors note : Registration is limited, so sign up soon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2008 College Lacrosse Highlights

Princeton Men's Lacrosse 2009 - Season Preview

Excerpts Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Photo Courtesy BKS

The 2009 season will see Princeton shake up its schedule a bit, as for the first time since 1991, there will be no regular-season game against Virginia. Instead, the third weekend of the season will see Princeton travel to UMBC on Friday night and then host Manhattan Sunday afternoon.

The rest of the schedule is basically the same as a year ago, with most of the sites reversed. Canisius will again come to Princeton, though on Feb. 21, for the earliest lacrosse game in school history. Princeton will participate in the Konica Minolta Face-Off against Johns Hopkins for the third straight year, though Duke-Maryland replaces Syracuse-Virginia as the other game at M&T Bank Stadium.

Princeton actually plays two games at an NFL venue this year, both of which are ESPNU telecasts. In addition to the Hopkins game, Princeton will play Syracuse at Giants Stadium in the Inside Lacrosse Big City Classic, a tripleheader that starts with North Carolina-Virginia and ends with Hofstra-Delaware. Albany comes to Princeton to complete a home-and-home in a game that will also be on ESPNU.

Full story here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Five storylines to watch this season

1. Can Syracuse repeat?
It's a question that has been "repeated" since 1998 when Princeton capped a run of three consecutive national championships. But if there's a team poised to join those Tigers, it's this year's Orange, which returns six starters and adds a pair of transfers in senior midfielder Scott Kahoe ( Georgetown) and sophomore defenseman John Lade (Villanova) - both of whom are expected to start. If junior attackman Cody Jamieson (122 goals, 237points in two seasons at Onondaga Community College), a transfer, can clear eligibility, watch out. The key could be finding a replacement for faceoff specialist Danny Brennan, who led the nation with a .667 percentage.

2. Maybe this is the year …
… that a school other than the bluebloods - Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Princeton or Virginia - captures the national title. One of those four programs has taken home the crown each year since 1992. The last team outside those four to win the national championship? North Carolina in 1991. Those Tar Heels, Maryland, Cornell, UMBC and Duke are deserving of mention.

3. Princeton on the rise
For the first time since 2005, the Tigers failed to collect an NCAA tournament invitation, but a repeat is unlikely. Why? Princeton has not spent May at home in back-to-back seasons under coach Bill Tierney since 1988-1989. Graduation took a toll on the defense, but the offense might be even stronger than last year's.

4. Is there a surprise team on the horizon?
Hofstra returns four starters who scored no fewer than 22goals each. Georgetown is still fuming over being left out of the tournament, and Bucknell and Colgate renew a budding rivalry with Navy. Brown might have a say in determining whether Cornell or Princeton takes home the Ivy League title.

5. Go west
All four teams that make up the Atlantic Coast Conference earned a seed, but the Great Western Lacrosse League didn't fare too poorly, sending Notre Dame, Ohio State and Denver to the NCAA tournament. Notre Dame and Ohio State advanced to the quarterfinals, with the Irish on the cusp of upsetting eventual champion Syracuse. Sending those three teams again could be tough, but not impossible.

Original story here.

Baltimore to host lacrosse Final Four in 2010 and 2011

The NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four will return to Baltimore in 2010 and 2011, tournament officials announced today.

"Every year we've had it in Baltimore, we've set an attendance record," said Ravens president Dick Cass, who helped spearhead efforts to bring the tournament back to town. "So we have a real track record with this event."

NCAA officials cited that track record in explaining their selection.

Full story here.

Roadhawks vs Trilogy at Rutgers MVP

Baltimore Sun Division I Pre-season Top 20

The Baltimore Sun Division I Top 20
February 6, 2009

(2008 record in parentheses)

1. Virginia (14-4)

2. Syracuse (16-2)

3. Maryland (10-6)

4. North Carolina (8-6)

5. J. Hopkins (11-6)

6. UMBC (12-4)

7. Cornell (11-4)

8. Duke (18-2)

9. Denver (10-7)

10. Navy (10-6)

11 Hofstra (10-6)

12. Brown (11-3)

13. Colgate (11-6)

14. N. Dame (14-3)

15. Ohio State (11-6)

16. Loyola (7-7)

17. Georgetown (9-4)

18. Princeton (7-6)

19. Bucknell (10-5)

20. Towson (5-9)

Original story here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Jersey All-American Team Tryout

New Jersey All-American Team Tryout
February 27, 2009
ISP-Indoor Sports Pavillion

Adidas Lacrosse Cleats Included!

This coming year, adidas Lacrosse and Gatorade have teamed to sponsor the adidas National Lacrosse Classic featuring the top high school lacrosse coaches and underclassmen players in the United States. For the second year, 20 regional teams will compete for a national championship, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 7-9, 2009 at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Maryland as the premier showcase for college coaches.

The tryout for Team New Jersey is scheduled for February 27th at 8pm. The tryout will be facilitated by adidas Lacrosse and conducted by Head Coaches Mike Vergalito (Hunterdon Central) and Mark Sweeney (Madison) with the support of other area high school lacrosse coaches. You are welcome to attend and participate in the player evaluation and selection process.

When: February 27, 2009, 8p-11p

Where: Indoor Sports Pavilion16 WEST HANOVER AVERANDOLPH, NJ 07869


There are two registration options: Basic $98 and Select $157. The Basic Option includes the tryout with an adidas reversible jersey and t-shirt.

• Tryout• Adidas Lacrosse Cleats- valued at $95• Adidas Reversible Jersey• Adidas Lacrosse t-shirt• 12 Month Membership to Level 2 Sports Online Academic and Athletic Profile, Timeline Blueprint and NCAA Lacrosse Coaches Contact Database – valued at $99• 2 Month Trial Membership to The Coaches Eye Video• 10% OFF ApplyWise Online College Application System• 2 Piece Adidas Sublimated Uniform (if selected to the team)• Recognition with Medal Award as an Adidas Underclassmen All-American (if selected to the team)• 4+ Games at the National Recruiting Showcase • Over 55 College Coaches Attended in 2008• Gatorade Supplies (if selected to the team)

For more information visit

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Powell Brother Stick Tricks

Former star athlete at Pingry dies at off-campus N.Y. house

Monday, February 02, 2009
Star-Ledger Staff

A college sophomore from Summit whose high school soccer coach yesterday called him "one of the best athletes to come out of the Pingry School in a decade" was found dead in a house near his campus, authorities said.

Warren Kimber IV, 20, a lacrosse player at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., was found dead Saturday morning in an off-campus house, local police there said.

Full story here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Coaches Clinic - Youth Coaches Welcome

New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association Presents

2009 Lacrosse Coaches Clinic


Tony Seaman, Towson University, Head Coach

Bill Tierney, Princeton University, Head Coach

Date: Saturday, February 14th

Place: Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ

Time: Registration/Breakfast 8:00am – 9:00am

Speakers 9:00am-12noon

Princeton v. Towson Scrimmage 1:00pm

Cost: $50 Head Coaches

$20 Assistants/Youth Coaches

All inquiries:

Chuck Ruebling

Delbarton School