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    • September 29, 2014 11:53 PM EDT
    • From: "Jordan Ozer"
      To: "Jordan Ozer"
      Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 4:19:38 PM
      Subject: Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse to Host Alumni Weekend

       

       

      RUTGERS ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

      RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

      1 Scarlet Knight Way | High Point Solutions Stadium, Suite A | Piscataway, NJ 08854

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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Contact: Jordan Ozer (office: 732-445-7028; e-mail: jozer@scarletknights.com)
      Twitter: @RUMLax


      Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse to Host Alumni Weekend

       

      PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 29, 2014) – This coming weekend the Rutgers’ men’s lacrosse program will welcome back former Scarlet Knight players for an alumni weekend.


      The weekend will begin with an alumni game on Friday night, which will take place at 7 p.m. The game will be held in “The Bubble”, Rutgers’ indoor practice and conditioning facility.

       

      On Saturday, prior to the football game against Michigan, the team will host an alumni tailgate. The tailgate will begin at 4 p.m. in the Green Parking Lot at High Point Solutions Stadium. Kickoff for the football game is at 7:12 p.m.

       

      Any alumni interesting in participating in the weekend should contact Theresa Randise (trandise@scarletknights.com ) to RSVP and receive more information.

       

      Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers men’s lacrosse, follow the program and Brecht on Twitter (@RUMLax and @RUlaxCoach) and Facebook. Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

       

      -RU-

       

      Jordan Ozer
      Assistant Director of Athletic Communications | Rutgers University 
      Office: 732-445-7028 | Cell: 973-202-9728
       

       

    • June 12, 2014 1:44 AM EDT
    • Girls All Star Game: 6 goals by Allie Yeager and 3 goals by 2014 State's Player of the Year Katherine Judge paced the White All Stars to an 18-14 win over the Blue All Stars.

      In the Boys All Star Lacrosse Game: paced the Blue All Stars to an 18-9 win over the Gold All Stars. 3 goals by Blake Mann of Cape Henlopen, 2 by Dylan Baker, 1 each by Travis Gilmore of Delmar and Aaron Lineweaver of Polytech 1 goal by Tom Ott of Cape Henlopen and Hunter Schaefer of Caesar Rodney 1 goal by Cape Henlopen product and Monmouth University Bound Grant Gillen played goalie half of the first quarter for the White and for the Blue squad played the final quarter.

      White Players were made up or Henlopen Conference, Catholic and Non Conference Players while Blue Players were made up of Blue Hen Conference, Diamond State and Independent Conference.

    • June 9, 2014 12:01 PM EDT
    • US Lacrosse 2014 High School All-Americans – Girls

      First Team

      Katherine Judge               Cape Henlopen                            12

      Allie Yeager                     Cape Henlopen                            12

      Jamie Trabaudo               Polytech                                      10

      Morgan Lamey                 Charter School of Wilmington       12

      Honorable Mention

      Katelyn Payne                  Archmere Academy                      12

      Laura Hurff                       Ursuline Academy                        12

       

       

      US Lacrosse 2014 High School All-Americans – Boys

      Hunter Schaeffer        Caesar Rodney                     12

      Luke Benson              Cape Henlopen                     12

      Grant Gillan                Cape Henlopen                     12

      Thomas Ott                Cape Henlopen                     12

      Jason Kelly                 Salesianum                          12

      Fred Freibott              Salesianum                          12

      Ryan Kern                 Salesianum                          11

      Andrew Pettit             Tower Hill                            11

       

      2014
      All-State Lacrosse Team - Girls                    


                                                                                                           

       

      First Team                                       

       

      Name                                 Position           School                                     Grade

       

      Allie Yeager                         Attack               Cape
      Henlopen                             12

       

      Alexandra Mash                   Attack               Charter School of Wilmington         11

       

      Amanda Olsen                     Attack               Archmere Academy                      12

       

      Sarah Tappan                      Attack               Cape Henlopen
                                  11

       

      Katherine Judge                   Midfield             Cape Henlopen
                                  12

       

      Jamie Trabaudo                   Midfield             Polytech                                      10

       

      Katelyn Payne                     Midfield             Archmere Academy                      12

       

      Morgan Lamey                     Midfield             Charter
      School of Wilmington         12

       

      Olivia
      Duarte                        Midfield             Caravel Academy                          9

       

      Alyse Saliba                        Midfield             St. Andrew's School                      12

       

      Lindsay Gugerty                  Defense            Charter School of Wilmington         12

       

      Taylor Gooch                       Defense            Cape Henlopen
                                  11

       

      Maggie Delp                        Defense            Cape Henlopen
                                  12

       

      Caroline Rath                       Defense            Archmere Academy
                           12

       

      Samantha Broadhurst           Goal Keeper      Cape
      Henlopen                             11

       

                                                                                                                       

       

      Second Team                                           

       

      Name                                 Position           School                                     Grade

       

      Dorian Zimmerman               Attack               Sussex
      Tech                                12

       

      Kiva Walsh                          Attack               Tower
      Hill                                     10

       

      Delaney Steele                    Attack               Caesar Rodney                             10

       

      Alison Pantazes                  Attack               Middletown
                                        11

       

      Laura Hurff                           Midfield             Ursuline Academy                         12

       

      Kourtney Olsen                    Midfield             Caesar
      Rodney                             10

       

      Karalynn Joseph                  Midfield             Cape Henlopen
                                  12

       

      Alison McKay                      Midfield             Polytech                                      10

       

      Maddy Hughes                    Midfield             Ursuline                                       11

       

      Abigail Manning                   Midfield             Tower Hill                                     10

       

      Kate Baerle                         Defense            Archmere Academy                      12

       

      Caroline Grasso                   Defense            Charter School of Wilmington         10

       

      Riley Wagner                       Defense            Cape Henlopen
                                  12

       

      Kaitlin Bergold                     Defense            Polytech                                      10

       

      Kaitlyn Longest                    Goal Keeper      Caesar
      Rodney                             10

      2014 All-State Lacrosse Team - Boys

       

      First Team

      Name                           Position                       School                      Grade

      Luke Benson                 Attack                           Cape Henlopen              12

      Jason Kelly                   Attack                           Salesianum                   12

      James Magnani             Attack                           St. Mark's                     12

      Andrew Pettit                 Attack                           Tower Hill                      11

      Todd Keen                     Midfield                         Cape Henlopen              12

      Hunter Schaeffer            Midfield                         Caesar Rodney              12

      Rhett Schweizer            Midfield                         St. Mark's                     11

      Andrew (A.J.) Witherell   Midfield                         Salesianum                   11

      Mike Adams                  Defense                        St. Mark's                     12

      Kevin Sheahan               Defense                        Caesar Rodney              11

      Thomas Ott                   Defense                        Cape Henlopen              12

      Fred Freibott                  Defense                        Salesianum                   12

      Jake Shriner                  Specialist - FOGO         Caravel Academy           11

      Grant Gillan                   Goal Keeper                  Cape Henlopen              12

      Ryan Kern                     Goal Keeper                  Salesianum                   11

       

      Second Team

      Name                           Position                       School                      Grade

      Colin Duffy                     Attack                           Archmere Academy       11

      Blake Mann                   Attack                           Cape Henlopen              12

      Sam Fink                      Attack                           Salesianum                   11

      Thomas Lengel              Midfield                         Brandywine                   12

      Michael Drake               Midfield                         Salesianum                   9

      Zach Ferguson               Midfield                         Caravel Academy           12

      Nick Papa                     Defense                        St. Mark's                     11

      Spencer Urban               Defense                        Salesianum                   12

      Matt Minner                   Defense                        Appoquinimink               12

      Travis Quillen                 Specialist - LSM            Sussex Tech                 11

      Alex Manges                 Goal Keeper                  St. Mark's                     12

       

      Third Team

      Name                           Position                       School                      Grade

      Travis Gilmore                Attack                           Delmar                          12

      Joey Pirozzi                  Attack                           A.I. duPont                    12

      Bailey Martin                 Attack                           Salesianum                   12

      John Dunbar                  Midfield                         Appoquinimink               10

      Robbie Johnston            Midfield                         Charter School               11

      Luke Bianchino              Midfield                         Salesianum                   10

      Ryan Beatson                Midfield                         Archmere Academy       12

      Connor Freeborn            Defense                        Salesianum                   11

      Aaron Mattioni               Defense                        Cape Henlopen              12

      Ryan McQuaide             Defense                        Dover                            12

      Terry Logue                   Specialist - LSM            Salesianum                   11

      Tom Bailey                    Goal Keeper                  Polytech                       12

       

      Honorable Mention

      Name                           Position                       School                      Grade

      Connor Swalm               Attack                           Middletown                    12

      David Schmidt               Attack                           Caesar Rodney              11

      James Hamory              Attack                           St. Mark's                     11

      Ben Revak                     Midfield                         Archmere Academy       10

      Drew Gracie                  Midfield                         Middletown                    12

      Thomas Aloe                 Midfield                         Caesar Rodney              11

      Stevie Lange                  Defense                        Appoquinimink               12

      Nolan Shannon              Defense                        Charter School               12

      Patrick Lyons                Defense                        Salesianum                   10

      Mike Sanzone               Specialist - SSDM         Salesianum                   11

      Hunter Dailey                 Specialist - FOGO         Cape Henlopen              12

      Nick Salameda              Specialist - LSM            Archmere Academy       9

      Cody Frank                   Goal Keeper                  Hodgson                       12

       

    • June 1, 2014 1:05 AM EDT
    • Blake Mann’s 5 goals total including 2 key goals paced the 2nd seed Vikings of Cape Henlopen to 9-7 upset win over three time defending champion Salesianum and also ended their 46 game win streak vs. Delaware High Schools.

      By David A. Willauer-Bob Peoples Stadium-Caravel Academy-Bear, DE-5-31-14-On a warm breezy day at Bob Peoples Stadium on the facilities of Caravel Academy and for the first time since 2008 the 2nd seed Vikings of Cape Henlopen High School 16-2 claimed the 2014 Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys State Lacrosse title and pulled off one of the biggest upsets in lacrosse history as they shocked the 3 time defending state champion Sals of Salesianum’s (17-3) 4th attempt of winning state lacrosse title in a row after a 7-7 tie on the goal by Sallies Sam Fink with the assist from teammate Mark McGarvey, Cape Henlopen came back on 2 key goals by Blake Mann one with the assist from Michael Hopkins with 10:46 left to go up 8-7 and scored unassisted at 8:47 to make the final score 9-7 and ended the Sals 46 game winning streak vs. Delaware opponents since 2010 when they were defeated by Tower Hill for the State Title by a 5-4 score which was held at Caravel Academy.


      Cape Henlopen 9 Salesianum 7

      Cape: Blake Mann 5 goals, Todd Keen 2 goals, 1 each by Michael Hopkins and 1 assist, 1 goal by Kyle Orton Grant Gillen 12 saves in the net for Cape

      Salesianum: Jason Kelly 3 goals 2 goals by Sam Fink, 1 goal each by Andrew Witherell and Luke Bianchino

      Footnotes of State Titles for Boys Lacrosse; Salesianum and Cape Henlopen each tied with 6 state titles, Tower Hill with 2 Tatnall with 4 titles, St. Andrews 1 title

    • May 29, 2014 2:44 AM EDT
    • 4 goals by Kat Joseph and Allie Yeager sparks Cape Henlopen to 18-6 win for 2014 DIAA Girls State Title

       

      By David A. Willauer-Contributing Editor-Wednesday, May 28, 2014-Appoquinimink High School-Middletown, DE: The Lady Vikings of Cape Henlopen High School after trailing early in the first half by scores 3-1 and 5-3 on the Morgan (Bread) Lamey's 3 goals in the game along with 1 goal each by Lexi (Butter) Mash, and Christine Laporte as things went the Lady Forces way and after a wake up call the Columbia Blue and Gold Lady Vikings came back and scored 7 straight goals to take and 10-5 lead before Morgan Lamey scored her 4th goal to go within 10-6 and the rest was history as the Lady Vikings of Cape Henlopen outscored the Lady Force in the second half 10-1 and prevailed by a 18-6 win to claim their sixth DIAA Girls State.

      Allie Yeager on Cape's win:  "Stick to our plan everyone was nervous we starting to play together did well on our shots the defense did well at stopping the ball the people thought that they could do well we had a few tough losses and to feel confident and we are ready to play today on the faceoffs were doing well along the string line and hopefully to get a goal the 3-0 deficit was a wake up call for us as we started playing together our squad saw the cage and did what I could do."

      Morgan (Bread) Lamey from Charter 4 goals in the loss:  "We went out strong and thought that we had a near upset but Cape is a strong squad they are a good team their coach gave them a pep talk they got the faceoff and the transition down our attacks and our defense played great today it was our first time in the state tournament in school history."

      Kat Judge 4 goals in the game for Cape:  "This was a huge win for our squad as this is my senior year along with winning our third championship there is no greater feeling after we trailed 3-1 and thought that we were going to get upset we came back and settled ourselves down and played our game."  " I scored a couple of goals to win some of my shots went high as we all started shooting everything went well."  

      Boxscore

      Cape Henlopen       8 10 18
      Charter                     5   1   6

      Charter 
      Morgan(Bread)Lamey 4 goals 
      Lexi(Butter)Mash 1 goal
      Christina Laporte 1 goal 1 assist

      Cape Henlopen 
      Kat Joseph 4 goals 1 assist
      Allie Yeager 4 goals 2 assists
      Alex Woodruff 3 goals 
      Sarah Tappan 2 goals 
      Jordan Brown 2 goals 
      Alison Palmer 1 goal
      Korrine Lemaire 1 goal
      Sarah Hyde 1 assist
      Liz Frederick 1 goal and 1 assist

       

      With the state title, Cape Henlopen is  tied with St. Andrews with 6 titles each and Tower Hill has 4.

      Charter is the Blue Hen School to reach the finals since Brandywine High achieved that goal in 2002

    • May 19, 2014 1:25 AM EDT
    • MLAX: Record Crowd Sees Maryland and Notre Dame Advance To The NCAA Semifinals

      Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
      Release: 05/17/2014

       

      Photo Gallery

      Maryland Postgame Press Conference

      Bryant Postgame Press Conference

      Notre Dame Postgame Press Conference

      Albany Postgame Press Conference

      Hempstead, NY – Before a standing room only, record crowd, the University of Maryland and the University of Notre Dame advanced to next Saturday's NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship semifinals in Baltimore with victories in the quarterfinals at Hofstra University's James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday afternoon. The game attracted a Shuart Stadium record crowd of 13,519. 

      Maryland advanced with a 16-8 win over Bryant University while Notre Dame advanced with a thrilling, 14-13 come-from-behind overtime victory over the University at Albany in the nightcap.

      The quarterfinal doubleheader was played before a sell-out, Shuart Stadium record crowd of 13,519, which surpassed the previous mark of 13,447 achieved when Hofstra University hosted the 2011 NCAA quarterfinals. Saturday's crowd is also the third-largest NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinal crowd in history following 17,017 at Navy in 2008 and 14,122 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA in 2011.

      In the first game, senior Mike Chanenchuk tallied five goals and added four assists and Connor Cannizzaro, Jay Carlson and Joe LoCascio each added three goals to lead the seventh-seed Maryland Terrapins to a 16-8 victory over the Bryant Bulldogs.

      The victory sends the Terrapins into their 22nd NCAA Championship semifinal. Maryland improved to 13-3 with their third consecutive victory. Chanenshuck recorded his sixth hat-trick of the season and a career-high nine points in the victory. Cannizzaro, a freshman, notched his fourth hat-trick of the season and added two assists for a season-best five points. Junior Jay Carlson also posted his fifth hat-trick of the year while LoCascio, also a junior, recorded the first hat-trick of his career. Senior goalie Niko Amato made six saves in the Maryland goal for his 13th victory of the season. 

      Bryant, which had their five-game winning streak snapped, ends their season with a school-record 16 victories against five losses. The Bulldogs were led by senior Colin Dunster with four goals and one assist while sophomore Shane Morrell added two goals.  Sophomore goalie Gunnar Waldt, who ranks fifth in the nation in goals against average, made eight saves in the loss.

      Maryland jumped on the Bulldogs in the first quarter, scoring seven of the first eight goals in the contest. Chanenchuk scored twice and picked up three assists, as the Terps raced to a 7-2 lead after one period. Maryland scored the first four goals in the first 4:14 as Chanenchuck, Henry West, Jay Carlson and Joe LoCascio dented the twine for the Terps. 

      After Tucker James ended the Maryland run with his 31st goal of the year with 9:24 to play in the period, Maryland rattled off three consecutive goals by LoCascio, Cannizzaro and Chanenchuk, to boost the lead to 7-1. Dan Sipperly closed out the scoring in the first quarter with a man-up goal for Bryant.

      LoCascio and Chanenchuk opened the second quarter with goals to boost the Maryland lead to 9-2 before Morrell and Dunster added goals for the Bulldogs to close the deficit to 9-4 at halftime.  Maryland ended any thought of a Bryant comeback by scoring five of the seven goals in the third quarter with Carlson and Cannizzaro each adding two goals in the period to boost the lead to 14-6.

      Maryland outshot Bryant, 38-29 and picked up 36 ground balls to the Bulldogs 23. The Terrapins won 17 of 27 face-offs behind junior Charlie Raffa, who captured 14 of 20 face-offs. 
      In the second game, sophomore Matt Kavanagh scored his third goal of the day 2:31 into the first overtime to lead the sixth seed Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (11-5) to the 14-13 victory over the upstart Great Danes of Albany (12-6). The Irish fought back from a 12-7 deficit with just under 12 minutes to play in regulation to score six of the next seven goals to send the game into overtime.

      In addition to Kavanagh’s three goals, Notre Dame received two goals and three assists from junior Conor Doyle and two goals from seniors John Scioscia and Westy Hopkins, freshman Sergio Perkovic and junior Nick Ossello . Junior goalie Conor Kelly made six saves to post his sixth win of the season. Senior Liam O’Connor captured 21 of 31 face-offs to help the Irish cause.

      The Great Danes were led by brother tandem of Lyle and Miles Thompson and cousin Ty Thompson. Lyle tallied three goals and added three assists and tied the NCAA Division I single season Division I goal record of 82 set by Yale’s Jon Reese in 1990. Sophomore Blaze Riordan made 14 saves in the Albany cage.

      After trailing 6-5 at halftime, Albany came out in the second half and scored seven of the next eight goals, including the final six goals to take a 12-7 lead 3:11 into the fourth quarter. Lyle Thompson had two goals and two assists and Ty Thompson added two goals in the spurt for Albany. 

      But Notre Dame rallied with four unanswered goals in a 1:52 span as Ossello, Hopkins, Doyle and Perkovic tallied goals for the Irish to close to within one at 12-11. But a flurry of action in front of the Albany goal, that included two Irish shots, two Riodan saves and a third shot that caromed off the crossbar, resulted in a fast break goal by Albany senior Ryan Feuerstein with 5:44 to play in regulation. 

      But Hopkins scored his second of the day just a minute later and Perkovic tallied his second of the day with 3:02 remaining to tie the game at 13-all. Albany was unable to get the game-winner in regulation despite having two good opportunities in the waning seconds.

      In the overtime, Notre Dame won the face-off and got the ball into the stick of Kavanagh, who fired a rising rocket past Riordan for the game-winner to send the Irish to the NCAA Championship semifinals for the fourth time in school history and the first time since a 7-5 loss to Loyola in 2012. Notre Dame reached the NCAA finals in 2010, losing to Duke, 6-5 in overtime.

      Notre Dame outshot Albany, 47-32 and picked up 39 ground balls to the Great Danes 24. Maryland and Notre Dame will face each other for the third time this season in the national semifinals next Saturday, May 24 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

    • May 19, 2014 1:22 AM EDT
    • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME MEN'S LACROSSE 

      May 17, 2014                                                              //For Immediate Release//

       

      Irish Top Albany, 14-13, In Overtime Thriller In NCAA Quarterfinals

      Kavanagh scores game winner to send Irish to Championship Weekend.

                     

              HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – A Matt Kavanagh goal in overtime gave No. 6 seed Notre Dame a thrilling 14-13 overtime victory over Albany Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship in front of a sellout and stadium-record crowd of 13,519 at James M. Shuart Stadium.

       

              The Fighting Irish (11-5) trailed 12-7 with just over eight minutes remaining in the contest before ending regulation on a 6-1 run. The surge began on a Nick Ossello goal, which snapped a 6-0 Albany run, and Westy Hopkins scored less than a minute later to make it a three-goal affair. Tallies from Conor Doyle and Sergio Perkovic 36 seconds apart cut the Albany lead to one (12-11) with 6:19 left to play.

       

              The Great Danes (12-6) went back up by two on a Ryan Feuerstein goal with 5:44 remaining, but goals from Hopkins and Perkovic knotted the game by the three-minute mark of the final period. The Notre Dame defense withstood a final Albany possession and goalie Conor Kelly saved a Ty Thompson shot with five seconds left and the game went to overtime.

       

              Kavanagh had a hat trick for the Irish, while fellow attackman Conor Doyle had two goals and three assists. Lyle Thompson paced Albany with three goals and three assists. Notre Dame’s Liam O’Connor went 21-of-31 in faceoff attempts.

       

              “What a fantastic atmosphere, it couldn’t have been a more fantastic venue,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “Albany played terrific lacrosse today and deserved a better fate, but I’m pretty glad they didn’t get it. It was a heck of a lacrosse game. I couldn’t be more proud of our guys. To be in the situation we were in in the fourth quarter … if you were in our huddle you didn’t sense any quit. Nobody was hanging their head, they were focused on making some plays and making one at a time. All the credit in the world to our guys.”

       

              This is the third Championship Weekend appearance in the last five seasons for Notre Dame and the fourth trip overall in program history. The Irish were semifinalists in 2001 and 2012 and they were the national runner-up in 2010.

       

              Notre Dame will face Maryland in the NCAA semifinals next Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, Md. That game will take place at 1 or 3:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2. Maryland topped Bryant, 16-8, in the day’s first quarterfinal. The Fighting Irish and Terrapins split two meetings this season. Maryland won the regular-season matchup (12-8), while Notre Dame was victorious in the ACC semifinal showdown (6-5).      

       

              Notre Dame led 6-5 at halftime, but the Great Danes outscored the Irish 5-1 in the third quarter. Ty Thompson evened the contest early in the second half and neither team scored for the next five minutes but Scioscia snapped the drought with a timer-on goal to give the Irish a 7-6 lead. The Great Danes answered right back with a Will Stenberg goal that began the 6-0 Albany run. Lyle Thompson gave Albany its first lead of the game (8-7) with 4:45 left in the third quarter. Another goal from Lyle Thompson two minutes later increased the Great Dane to two. Ty Thompson scored with 2.4 seconds left in the period to make it 10-7.

       

              Albany pushed the lead to five (12-7) just over three minutes into the fourth quarter on transition goals from Doug Eich and Matthew Bertrams.

       

              The Fighting Irish scored the first four goals of the game beginning with a man-up tally from Kavanagh. Goals from Doyle, Ossello and Kavanagh made it 4-0 with just under eight minutes remaining in the first quarter. Lyle Thompson put Albany on the board with 7:02 left in the opening period and consecutive scores from Miles Thompson made it 4-3 by the end of the quarter.

       

              John Scioscia gave the Irish a two-goal advantage early in the second period, but John Maloney got the Great Danes back to within one and Miles Thompson evened things up (5-5) with 8:41 left in the first half. Notre Dame regained its lead with just over three minutes remaining in the stanza on a Trevor Brosco tally and the Irish led 6-5 at the intermission.

       

              Notre Dame held a 47-32 advantage in shots. Kelly finished with six saves for the Irish, while Blaze Riorden had 14 for Albany.

       

      NCAA Championship Quarterfinal

      May 17, 2014

      James M. Shuart Stadium • Hempstead, N.Y.

      Albany (12-6) – 3 2 5 3 0 - 13

      #6 Notre Dame (10-5) – 4 2 1 6 1 - 14

       

       

    • May 19, 2014 1:20 AM EDT
    • BALTIMORE BOUND! Duke Upends Hopkins, 19-11

       

      May 18, 2014

       

      NEWARK, Del.—Duke University senior attackman Jordan Wolf tallied eight points to lead the Blue Devils to their eight consecutive NCAA semifinal with a 19-11 win over Johns Hopkins Sunday afternoon at Delaware Stadium. Wolf finished with five goals and three assists to send Duke to championship weekend for the 10th time overall. 

       

      The Blue Devils have advanced to the final weekend of college lacrosse in each of the eight seasons under head coach John Danowski. Duke, 15-3 overall on the year, is 30-15 all-time in NCAA Tournament games and 10-4 in quarterfinal matchups. 

       

      “First I want to congratulate Johns Hopkins University on a phenomenal season,” head coach John Danowski said. “This game in preparation scared the heck out of us. We knew it was going to be a 60-minute battle. With that being said I couldn’t be more proud of the group of athletes representing Duke.”

       

      Sophomore midfielder Myles Jones added three goals and four assists, while senior Josh Dionne had four goals before suffering an injury. Case Matheis chipped in five points (3g, 2a), his third hat trick of the season. 
      Duke came out of the gates hot, scoring five goals on its first five possessions for a 5-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Will Haus ignited the offense with a fast-break assist to Matheis 51 seconds into the game. The 

       

      Blue Devils added five more goals over the next nine minutes, including two from Dionne for a 6-0 advantage at 5:13 of the opening stanza. 

       

      Facing a 6-0 deficit, Johns Hopkins capitalized on a pair of man-up chances to cut Duke’s lead to four, 7-3, at the half. Dionne finished the first half with a hat trick, his 26th of his career. 

       

      The Blue Devils’ offense continued to cruise in the second quarter. Duke stretched its lead to seven, 11-4, midway through the quarter before Johns Hopkins started to chip away. The Blue Jays, trailing 12-5, scored the quarter’s final three goals to head into the locker room down 12-8. 

       

      Johns Hopkins (11-5) opened the third quarter with two more unanswered to make it a 12-10 game at the 9:16 mark. Wolf, with just one score in the first 36 minutes, stepped up and stopped the Blue Jays’ 5-0 run and Duke’s scoring drought at 11:53 with consecutive goals to put the Blue Devils up 14-10. 

       

      “We first came out and played well,” Danowski said. “We knew they were going to make a run. The guys withstood the run and played with tremendous poise and maturity at the end, which isn’t something we haven’t always had this season.”

       

      The Blue Jays brought it back to three, 14-11, early in the fourth, but it was all Duke in the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils finished the game on a 5-0 run and held Johns Hopkins scoreless for the final 14:14 of the game. Wolf and Matheis both had two goals in that stretch, while Jones had a goal and two assists. 

       

      Brendan Fowler won 17-of-33 faceoffs and picked up 13 ground balls and Haus helped anchor the defense game with an assist and three ground balls. Chris Hipps and Casey Carroll both picked up three ground balls apiece as Duke held the Blue Jays to just three goals in the second half. 

       

      Luke Aaron made three saves in 35 minutes of action and Kyle Turri had one stop in the final 24 minutes of relief. 

       

      Notes

       

      •        Head coach John Danowski advances to his eighth consecutive NCAA semifinal with the Blue Devils, the lone coach to do so in his first eight seasons at the helm of a program
      •        Jordan Wolf moved into sole possession of second place on the Duke and ACC career scoring charts with 293 points … He is seven shy of becoming the 10th player in NCAA history to reach 300 career points
      •        Wolf has scored at least one point in 59 career games and has a goal in 20 straight outings … He has 32 career hat tricks
      •        The 10 points from Jones and Walsh pushed Duke’s first midfield to a program-best 159 points for a midfield unit
      •        Myles Jones recorded seven points to push his season total to 57, ranking second among midfielders in Duke single-season history … Deemer Class is first with 60. 
      •                 Kyle Keenan had two goals and an assist ... He now has 19 goals and nine assists for 28 points - 12 more than his previous two seasons combined (8g, 8a)
      #GoDuke

       

       

    • May 19, 2014 1:19 AM EDT
    • 5-12-14-Lacrosse-4 goals by Eric Mousuly,  2 goals each by Brian Marchioni and Angelo Frontera paced the Vikings of St. Elizabeth to a 14-1 win over the Rams of Dickinson.
       
      4 goals by Connor Swalm, 3 by Adam Brown, 2 goals each by Eric Crile and teammate Dylan Suarez paced the Cavaliers of Middletown to an 11-10 win over the Panthers of Polytech.  For the Panthers, Connor Ott led with 6 goals followed by 2 goals each by Kyle Hyde and Connor Slatcher. 
       
      5 goals by Samuel Fink, 4 by Jason Kelly, 3 by Lou Bianchino paced the Sals of Salesianum to a 14-7 win over the Vikings of Cape Henlopen.  For the Vikings, John Benson led with 3 goals. 
       
      5 goals by Dylan Handel, 3 by Asani Edmunds, 2 each by Spencer Dooley and Chris Valenti paced the Dover Senators to a 15-7 win over the Concord Raiders. 
       
      5 goals by Nicholas Ferrara, 3 by Zack Bowen and 2 by Eric Mack paced the Jaguars of Appoquinimink to a 13-3 win over the Tigers of Alexis I Dupont.  For the Tigers, Kyle Mott led with 3 goals. 
       
      2 goals by Nicholas Fecondo, Harris Walker and Matthew Andreas paced the Bulldogs of Brandywine to a 9-1 win over Hodgson. 
       
      7 goals by James Hamory, 3 by James Magnani and Brandon Papa, 2 each by Tyler Kreisher, Dalton Ziemba and David Alessandrini paced the St. Marks Spartans to a 22-2 win over the Newark Yellowjackets. 
       
      Girls-5 goals by Lauren Phillips, 4 by Olivia Duarte, 2 by Abigail Reid paced the Lady Buccaneers to a 13-4 win over the Lady Warriors of Sanford. 
       
      5 goals by Morgan Lamey, 4 by Alex Mash, 2 each by Kaitlin Reed and Christina Laporte paced the Lady Force of Charter to a 18-3 win over the Lady Yellowjackets of Newark. 
       
      5 goals by Margaret Crivelli, 3 by Meredith Boardman and Cynthia Sellar paced the Lady Hornets of Tatnall to a 16-10 win over the Lady Tigers of AI DuPont.  For the Lady Tigers, Elizabeth Shields led with 3 goals followed by 2 each by Eliza Williams, Charlotte Groves and Alex Davis. 
       
      4 goals each by Jena Wilson, sisters Joanne and Alexis Petrosky paced the Lady Ravens to an 18-5 win over the Dragons of Glasgow. 
       
      4 goals by Bailey Gray, 3 each by Madeline Price, Shabnam Norozzi and Nyi Wright paced the Lady Eagles of Smyrna to a 20-5 win over the Hodgson Silver Eagles. 
       
      7 goals by Courtney Olsen, 6 by Delaney Steele as she scored her 100th career goal in the first half and 2 by Megan Stewart paced the Lady Riders of Caesar Rodney to a 17-8 win over the Lady Cavaliers of Middletown.  For the Lady Cavs, Alexia Johnson contributed with 2. 
       
      5-13-14-Lacrosse-Boys-5 goals by Zack Bowen and Cole Ferrara paced the Jaguars of Appoquinimink to a 16-2 win over the Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant. 
       
      3 goals by John Roberts paced the Hornets of Tatnall to a 5-4 win over the Sanford Warriors. 
       
      5 goals by George Martin and 4 by Benjamin Gonski paced the Indians of Indian River to a 19-1 win over the Golden Knights of Sussex Central. 
       
      4 goals by Blake Mann, 3 goals by Justin Lopez and John Benson paced the Cape Henlopen Vikings to a 16-1 win over the Quakers of Friends. 
       
      3 goals by Devonn Hallock, 2 each by Kobe Morris and Dylan Handel paced the Dover Senators to a 9-8 win over the Cards of St. Andrews. 
       
      3 goals by Spencer Lockhard, 2 each by Austin Fedele, Alex Fowler paced the Warriors of Wilmington Christian to a 11-4 win over the Colonials of William Penn. 
       
      3 goals by Justin Laznik, 2 by Colton Esper and Zach Ferguson paced the Bucs of Caravel to a 11-3 win over the Vikings of St. Elizabeth. 
       
      5 goals by Joseph Ambler, 3 by Joshua Mullen and 2 each by Cameron Augusti and Chandler Foresta paced the Redskins of Conrad to a 14-2 win over the Vikings of Christiana. 
       
      8 goals by Daniel Beres, 3 by Patrick King and Adam Carpenter Clark paced the Hawks of St. Georges to a 20-1 win over Dickinson. 
       
       
       
      Lacrosse-Boys-3 goals by Thomas Aloe and David Schmidt paced the Riders of Caesar Rodney to a 12-2 win over the Hornets of Tatnall. 
       
      5 goals by Justin Laznik and 3 goals by Wilson Forney paced the Bucs of Caravel Academy to a 13-3 win over the Silver Eagles of Hodgson. 
       
      Girls-2 goals by Jesse Bryce and Gregory Seibert paced the Colonials of William Penn to a 7-6 win over the Dragons of Glasgow.  For the Dragons, Trevor Harrison led with 3 goals followed by Nicholas Coleman with 2. 
       
      4 goals by Alyssa Simmons and 3 goals by Madelyn Baker paced the Lady Spartans of St. Marks to a 12-10 win over the Lady Raiders of Concord.  For the Raiders, Heather Estle led with 4 goals as she scored her 100th career goal  followed by 2 each by Madeleine Marconi and Caroline Procak. 
       
      8 Goals by Olivia Duarte, 4 each by Isabell Orticelle, Abigail Reed and Lauren Phillips paced the Lady Bucs of Caravel to a 23-11 win over the Lady Cavaliers of Middletown. 
       
      6 goals by Sarah Coyne, 5 goals by Alyse Saliba, 3 each by Neely Egan and Liz Wainwright paced the Lady Cardinals of St. Andrews to a 21-10 win over the Lady Hornets of Tatnall.  For the Lady Hornets, Meredith Boardman and Margaret Crivelli each led with 3 goals. 
       
      4 goals by Mckenzie Marvel and Delaney Chrisco 2 by Emily Wagner and Allison Beaudeat paced the Lady Jags of Appoquinimink to a 14-9 win over the Lady Bulldogs of Brandywine.  For the Lady Bulldogs, Cady Burnside led with 4 and teammate Megan Roof led with 3. 
       
      5 goals by Alyssa More, 3 goals by Sarah Reuther and Ryan Taylor 2 by Alexa Rhodunda, Katherine McGinniss and Kate Walker paced the Lady Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant to a 17-13 win over the Lady Tigers of AI Dupont.  For the Lady Tigers, Elizabeth Shields and Alex Davis each led with 4 goals. 
       
      4 goals by Kat Judge, 3 by Alexa Woodruff, 2 each by Allie Yeager and Sarah Tappan paced the Lady Vikings of Cape Henlopen to a 17-4 win over the Lady Raiders of Ursuline. 
       
      2 goals by Meryl Gatti, Brooke Winfield and Molly Harper paced the Lady Quakers of Wilmington Friends to a 7-5 win over the Lady Warriors of Sanford. 
       
       
      Lacrosse Boys-3 goals by Oliver Fleishmann and 2 by Chase Humphreys paced the Warriors of Sanford to a 12-2 win over the Rams of Dickinson. 
       
      4 goals by Cole Ferrara and 3 goals by Zack Bowen paced the Jaguars of Appoquinimink to a 10-7 win over the Raiders of Concord.  For Concord, John Fiorella led with 3 goals followed by 2 by Richard Quinney. 
       
      2 goals by Ian Lineweaver, Connor Ott, Thomas Gilmore and Cameron Phelps paced the Panthers of Polytech to a 9-6 win over the Seahawks of Delaware Military Academy.  For DMA, 2 goals each by Paul Wolfe and Matthew Hoffecker. 
       
      5 goals by Shawn Hagerty, 4 by Bryce Ciarlo and Mark Karpov paced the Yellowjackets of Newark to a 21-0 win over the Vikings of Christiana. 
       
      4 goals by Austin Fedele, 3 by Spencer Lockhard, 2 each by Alex Fowler and Jacob Conrad paced the Warriors of Wilmington Christian to a 14-1 win over Conrad. 
       
       
      5-16-14-Lacrosse-5 goals by John Benson, 3 goals by Michael Hopkins and Blake Mann, 2 goals each by Todd Keen and Justin Lopez paced the Cape Henlopen Vikings to a 17-2 win over the Delmar Wildcats for the Boys Henlopen Conference Lacrosse Title. 
       
       
      5-17-14-Lacrosse-3 goals by Austin Edge and 2 by John Roberts paced the Hornets of Tatnall to a 5-2 win over the Eagles of Smyrna. 
       
      7 goals by Andrew Pettit, 3 goals by Benjamin Watson and Samuel Murphy, 2 by William Shegog paced the Hillers of Tower Hill to a 16-5 win over the Quakers of Friends. 
       
       

    • May 18, 2014 2:49 AM EDT
    • 6 goals by Alexandria Mash and 4 goals by Morgan Lamey paces 6th seed Lady Force of Charter in 13-9 win over 3rd seed Polytech

       
      By David A. Willauer-Contributing Editor-Polytech High School-Woodside,DE-Saturday, In a first round game of the 2014 Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Lacrosse Tournament, the "Bread and Butter" team of Morgan "Bread" Lamey 4 goals and 1 assist Alexandria "Butter" Mash led with 6 goals known for their goal scoring plays to the net along with helping of their teammates out contributed in a big way as they led the Lady Force of Charter at 14-2 to a 13-9 win over the Lady Panthers of Polytech.  
       
      Charter Head Girls Lax Coach Cindy DePrisco on Charter's huge win over Polytech:  "This was an amazing win we knew how great Polytech is as they were ranked 3rd in the state went great we lost to Ursuline in our last game in overtime my players have good stick work I had them to think about our game plan in practice on how to prepare for the state tournament."  " Lexi Mash and Morgan Lamey look for each other while they are out on the field help each other the ladies on our squad and helped us and they are a great duo as we have Archmere in our semi final round."  "Archmere is tough and we have great respect for them and we have to get ready to prepare."
       
      Morgan "Bread" Lamey:  "We're excited and had a good week of practice along with stragedy on how we prepared ourselves for Polytech we were level headed but we won the game today and our coach has conditions us very well." " I had the energy to score my goals and work with my teammate to keep the momentum up."  On my goals our coach always says to feed it back to the net and look for a good shot."  "We played Archmere last year in the state tournament and they defeated us and we have a game plan going into the semi finals."  
       
      For the Lady Panthers who finished their season at 11-4, Allison McKay led with 5 goals and teammate Jamie Trabaudo 3 goals and 1 assist.  
       
      Other Girls Delaware State Tournament Recaps:  In another quarter final round of the DIAA Girls State Lacrosse Tournament, 4 goals by Katelyn Payne, 3 each by Amanda Olsen and Kennedy Murphy paced the Lady Auks of Archmere at 14-2 to a 13-12 win over the Lady Hillers of Tower Hill at 10-6.  For the Lady Hillers, Abigail Manning led with 5 goals, 3 by Madaline Schwartz and 2 by Kiva Walsh.  
       
      On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 Charter will play Archmere at a site to be determined.  
       
      The 4 time defending Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Lady Vikings from Cape Henlopen High School at 11-5 behind the 4 goal performance of Allie Yeager and Sarah Tappen, 3 by Kat Judge and 2 by Jordan Brown defeated the 8th seed Lady Riders of Caesar Rodney by a 20-6 score.  The Riders were led by Kourtney Olsen and Delaney Steele with 2 goals and have finished their season at 9-7.
       
      In an upset, Maddie Hughes game winning overtime goal paced the 5th Lady Raiders of Ursuline Academy to a 17-16 overtime win over the 5th seed Lady Buccaneers of Caravel Academy.  Laura Hurff led the Lady Raiders with 5 goals. 
       
       
       

    • May 12, 2014 12:21 AM EDT
    • MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL: Drexel 16, #4 Penn 11 (NCAA 1st round)

       

      PHILADELPHIA - For a majority of the first half on Sunday, the University
      of Pennsylvania and Drexel University men's lacrosse teams gave everyone
      exactly what was expected from this NCAA first-round game at Franklin
      Field -- high energy, some jangly nerves, and an ebb and flow on the
      scoreboard.

       

      So when the Quakers' senior long-stick middie, Alex Blonsky, scored off a
      Joe McCallion feed with the Quakers DOWN a man and just 1:16 left in the
      half, you had to feel good as a Penn fan about where things stood. The Red
      and Blue was up, 6-4, and hadn't allowed Drexel a lead to that point.

       

      Jules Raucci scored for the Dragons with 17 seconds left, making the score
      6-5. What could happen in 17 seconds, right?

       

      Nick Saputo could happen.

       

      Drexel's standout faceoff man beat Danny Feeney clean, rolled down the
      chute and fired a shot that beat Danny's twin brother, Penn goalie Brian
      Feeney. That took about five seconds. The next faceoff netted the exact
      same result -- a clean Saputo win, a Saputo charge down the chute, a
      Saputo shot, a Saputo goal.

       

      Eleven seconds. Three goals. 7-6 Drexel lead.

       

      That momentum carried over to the second half. Drexel scored the first
      three goals in the third quarter in a span of 1:04, and tacked on another
      two minutes later. Midway through the third it was 11-6, Dragons, and
      somehow you felt like this was a deficit that even the Comeback Quakers of
      2014 could not overcome.

       

      They could not. Final score: 16-11, Drexel.

       

      So Penn's magical season ends at 11-4 overall, and while the Quakers will
      have fond memories of an Ivy League Tournament title, an eight-game win
      streak, and a lofty No. 4 seed in this year's tournament, there is little
      doubt that this result will sting for awhile.

       

      Drexel (13-4) and Penn split the eight faceoffs in the opening quarter,
      and it was 6-6 until that late rally before halftime. The tone was set --
      Drexel won an astounding 12 of the 16 faceoffs in the second half.

       

      Penn head coach Mike Murphy tried everything. He replaced Feeney in goal
      with John Lopes, then brought Feeney back in the fourth quarter. The spark
      never came.

       

      Penn opened the game with the first two goals, as Pat Berkery and Zack
      Losco scored unassisted, and then after Hank Brown got Drexel on the board
      Kevin Brown finished a feed from Nick Doktor to make the score 3-1. Ryan
      Belka's goal for the Dragons was answered by Doktor with just nine seconds
      left - but in an ominous portent to the second-quarter collapse, a faceoff
      violation was called on Penn and Saputo raced down to score with just 1.9
      seconds left before the horn to make it 4-3.

       

      (Did we mention that Saputo matched his goal total for the entire season
      in this one game? He started it with three, and had three more by
      halftime.)

       

      Chris Hilburn and Nick Trizano matched goals midway through the second
      quarter, before a nearly five-minute drought was finally ended by
      Blonsky's man-down goal.

       

      Doktor had Penn's only goal in the third quarter, but any chance the
      Quakers might get back into this thing was squashed early in the fourth
      when Drexel netted three in a row to make it 14-7 with 11 minutes left.
      Penn got three of them back with goals from Drew Belinsky, Isaac Bock and
      Joe McCallion -- the last two with less than three minutes to play -- but
      it was far too late. Doktor added a goal in the final minute to give him a
      hat trick and a four-point game.

       

      Penn outshot Drexel, 47-45, but Will Gabrielsen had 12 saves to get the
      win. Feeney ended his decorated career with nine stops for Penn, while
      Lopes had one save in just his second appearance this season. Another
      senior who stood out was defenseman Maxx Meyer, who had four caused
      turnovers and six ground balls.

       

       

    • May 12, 2014 12:20 AM EDT
    • Jones Guides Duke Past Air Force, 20-9

       

      May 11, 2014

       

      DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore midfielder Myles Jones tallied three goals and five assists to lead top-seeded Duke to a 20-9 win over visiting Air Force in opening round action of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday evening at Koskinen Stadium.

      The Blue Devils improve to 14-3 on the year and advance to meet Johns Hopkins next Sunday in the quarterfinal round in Newark, Del.  Game time will be either noon or 2:30 p.m. 

       

      The Falcons conclude the season with an 11-6 overall ledger.

       

      “We want to congratulate the Air Force Academy on a fabulous season,” said Duke head coach John Danowski. “Their young men played four games in nine days and two trips. We have tremendous respect and admiration for how hard they played and for their season.”

      Jones led Duke’s group of eight multi-goal scorers which included Jordan Wolf’s 31st career hat trick.  Case Matheis contributed three markers while Jack Bruckner, Deemer Class, Josh Dionne, Will Haus and Kyle Keenan had two goals apiece. 

       

      “All week we worked on dodging with our head up and got away from selfish play and start filling the net up as a team,” said Jones. “You can’t get 20 goals by yourself or with one or two guys. Getting everyone involved was awesome. I love how Case [Matheis] came out after a long week of practice and put on display what he worked on all week.”

       

      After the two squads traded goals to open the game, Duke netted three straight tallies for a 4-1 advantage 10 minutes into the contest.  Air Force’s Tommy McKee later scored at the 13:36 mark of the second period to close the margin to 5-3, but the Blue Devils responded with seven unanswered goals – including two by Keenan –  to take a 12-3 lead into intermission.

       

      “Myles [Jones} is 240 pounds and there are not too many 240-pound midfielders in the country and so that’s a bit of anomaly,” Danowski said. “He’s such a terrific athlete, has great stick skills and vision. You can see his basketball skills at play when he plays with his head up and he just continues to get better each week.”

       

      The Blue Devils, who held a 52-35 shot advantage on the day en route to posting their 17th consecutive win at home, led by as many as 12 goals at 18-6 early in the final period.

       

      After totaling 13 points on nine goals and four assists through Duke’s first nine games of the season, Jones has compiled an impressive 37 points on 21 goals and 16 helpers over the last eight outings.  Included in the run of success which started on March 23 against Syracuse are four games with six-plus points against the Orange (5-1=6), Virginia (4-2=6), Rutgers (1-5=6) and Air Force (3-5=8).  The eight total points on Sunday against the Falcons marked a career single-game best for Jones.

       

      With his three goals and one assist against Air Force, Wolf moved into a tie for second place on the ACC’s all-time scoring chart with 285 points (174 goals & 111 assists), matching the total of former Duke standout Zack Greer (206-79=285).  Former Duke standout and current Blue Devil assistant coach Matt Danowski sits atop the list with 353 career points on 170 goals and 183 assists.

       

      “Today you saw a whole bunch of examples of the right play where we made the extra pass,” Danowski said. “You could hear guys calling ‘one more’, which means one more pass. There were a couple times where I think we moved the ball three, four times and finished the ball because guys were playing right, playing together and playing right.”

       

      At the faceoff X, Duke’s Brendan Fowler secured 17-of-28 draws and registered a game-high 13 ground balls to move into a tie for fifth place on the NCAA’s all-time chart for ground balls with a career total of 436.

       

      In the Duke net, Luke Aaron (6 goals allowed; 8 saves; 45:00) and Kyle Turri (3 goals allowed; 1 save; 15:00) shared the duties.  For the Falcons, netminders Brett Dadiego (9 goals allowed; 6 saves; 22:21) and Doug Gouchoe (11 goals allowed; 6 saves; 37:39) split the action.

       

      Kyle Cassady and Mike Crampton paced the Falcon offense with three goals each.

       

      With the victory, Duke improved to 29-15 all-time in NCAA Tournament play including a 14-4 slate in first round games.  Under eighth-year head coach John Danowski, the Blue Devils are now 26-5 in the month of May.

       

      #GoDuke

       

    • May 8, 2014 12:38 AM EDT
    • May 7, 2014

       

      Air Force Defeats Richmond, 13-5 in NCAA Play-In Game

       

      USAFA, Colo.  In front of a crowd of 1,225, the Air Force lacrosse team picked up a 13-5 victory over Richmond in an NCAA Play-in Game held at Falcon Stadium Wednesday evening. The Falcons (11-5), with their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, advance to the NCAA First Round to take on top-seed Duke Sunday in Durham, N.C.

       

      Senior captain Mike Crampton (Kinnelon, N.J.) led the Falcons’ offense with four goals and as assist, while junior Keith Dreyer (Malvern, Pa.) tallied three assists. Meanwhile, sophomore Brett Dadiego (Baldwin, N.Y.) had a spectacular performance between the pipes in the opening half, registering eight saves while allowing just one goal.

       

      It was a slow start for the Falcons’ offense, which didn’t get its first goal until the 7:05 mark in the opening period, as Crampton found the back of the net with an assist from Christopher Allen (So., Hillsborough, N.J.). Richmond evened up the score with three and a half minutes left in the quarter, but Air Force regained the lead with a tally from Erik Smith (Sr., Golden, Colo.).

       

      The Falcons went on to shut out the Spiders in the second period, outscoring Richmond 4-0. Kyle Cassady (Sr., Upper Arlington, Ohio) found the back of the net two minutes into the quarter, followed by a score by Tommy McKee (Sr., Holt, Mich.)with 12:30 on the clock. Midway through the period, Air Force added back-to-back scores by Crampton and Erik Smith just 30 seconds apart, as the Falcons went into the intermission with a 6-1 advantage.

       

      Air Force put together another 4-0 period after the break, with McKee opening the third period scoring with just over seven minutes to play in the quarter. Sophomore defenseman Luke Leathers (Parker, Colo.) tallied his first career goal after a successful clear on the ensuing face-off, while Crampton closed out the period with two more scores.

       

      The Falcons pushed their advantage to double digits early in the final stanza with an unassisted score by Allen, before Richmond ending its scoring drought with back-to-back goals midway through the period. Air Force responded with scores from James Burke (Jr., Pittsford, N.Y.) and Austin Smith (Fr., Golden, Colo.) to regain a 10-goal lead, but the Spiders closed out the game with two more tallies to account for the final margin.

       

      Air Force outshot Richmond, 38-21, for the game, and had a 37-25 advantage on ground balls. The Falcons also won the battle at the face-off X, particularly in the second half, winning 8-of-12 face-offs in the final two periods.

       

      “We knew Richmond was going to make things a little bit chaotic at times, and they did,” said head coach Eric Seremet. “We tried to emphasize that the last few days of practice. I thought the kids did a good job of playing through tonight and understanding how big it is. We have bigger goals.”

       

      Air Force 13, Richmond 5

      Richmond        1       0      0      4      5

      Air Force          2       4      4      3      13

      UR Scoring: Goals: Gifford, Burnam, Volpert, Goldberg, Forester. Assists: Goldberg 2, Ginestro.

      AF Scoring: Goals: Crampton 4, E. Smith 2, McKee 2, Cassady, Leathers, Allen, Burke, A. Smith. Assists: Dreyer 3, Allen, Crampton.

       

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      Melissa McKeown

      U.S. Air Force Academy

      Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director

      719.333.9025 (office)

      719.331.8321 (cell)

       

       

    • May 7, 2014 1:18 AM EDT
    • Lacrosse-4 goals by Jacob Emmanual, 3 by Jahni Love and 2 by Chase Humphreys paced the Warriors of Sanford to a 10-6 win over the Senators of Dover.  For the Senators, Dylan Handel led with 2. 
       
      4 goals by Thomas Lengel, 2 each by Joe Corbino, Nicholas Fecondo and Ian Kim paced the Bulldogs of Brandywine to an 11-7 win over the Hornets of Tatnall.  For the Hornets, Ian Edstrom and John Roberts each led with 2. 
       
      5 goals by James Hamory, 2 by James Magnani and Jackson Munro paced the Spartans of St. Marks to a 11-6 win over the Hillers of Tower Hill.  For the Hillers, 2 each by Ben Manning and Andrew Pettit. 
       
      3 goals by Darian Chan and Richard Quinney paced the Concord Raiders to a 10-9 win over the Yellowjackets of Newark.  For the Jackets, Mark Karpov led with 4 goals followed by Shawn Hagerty with 3. 
       
      4 goals by Sebastian Serrano and teammate Jyoti Tusian paced the Silver Eagles of Hodgson to an 11-7 win over the Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant.  For the Knights, Antoine Fulton and Miguel Barajas each with 2 goals. 
       
      4 goals by Connor Swalm, 3 by Andrew Gracie and Dylan Suarez paced the Cavaliers of Middletown to a 16-3 win over the Cougars of Delcastle.
       
      Girls-5 goals by Ivy Wilson paced the Lady Silver Eagles of Hodgson to a 12-4 win over the Lady Dragons of Glasgow.  Michaela Vanderslice led the Lady Dragons with 4 goals.
       
      6 goals by Alyson McKay, 3 by Jamie Trabaudo as she scored her 100th career goal paced the Lady Panthers of Polytech to a 14-12 win over the Lady Riders of Caesar Rodney.  For the Lady Riders, Kendall Olson and Jennifer Northerm led with 4.
       
      4 goals by Rose McBride, Nicole Fontana, 3 by Julie Mikuta, 2 by Julie Gilley paced the Lady Bulldogs of Brandywine to a 19-4 win over the Lady Vikings of Christiana.   For the Lady Vikings, Kenzie Layton led with 2. 
       
      6 goals by Morgan Lamey,4 by Alex Mash paced the Lady Force of Charter to a 17-1 win over the Lady Tigers of AI DuPont. 
       
      5 goals by Sawyer Chilton, 2 each by Madeleine Schwartz, Blakely Simpler, Kiva Walsh and Abbie Manning paced the Hillers of Tower Hill to an 18-5 win over the Hornets of Tatnall.  For the Lady Hornets, Margaret Crivelli led with 3. 
       
      5-6-14 Recaps

      Lacrosse-4 goals by James Carney, 2 goals by Andrew Jaworski paced the Quakers of Wilmington Friends to a 10-4 win over Delaware Military Academy.  For the Seahawks, Paul Wolfe led with 3 goals. 
       
      Dillon Handel's 5 goal performance including scoring 4 in the second half paced the Senators of Dover to a 7-2 win over the Lions of Red Lion Christian Academy. 
       
      1 goal each by Chris Trainor, Brian Marchionni and Eric Mousely paced the Vikings of St. Elizabeth to a 3-1 win over Conrad. 
       
      5 goals by Michael Hopkins, 3 by Blake Mann, 2 each by John Benson, Todd Keen and Kyle Orton paced the Vikings of Cape Henlopen to a 17-10 win over the Riders of Caesar Rodney.  For the Riders, Thomas Aloe and Hunter Schaeffer each led with 3 goals.  2 each by David Schmidt and Austin Hayward. 
       
      3 goals by Jason Whaley, 2 each by Gene Powell and Dylan Baker paced the Ravens of Sussex Tech to a 10-7 win over the Panthers of Polytech.  Kyle Hyde and teammate Cameron Phelps each contributed with 2 goals a piece. 
       
      4 goals by Ernest Leatherberry and William Adkins paced the Wildcats of Delmar to a 14-1 win over Milford. 
       
      2 goals each by David Robinson, Connor Lockard and Alex Fowler paced the Warriors of Wilmington Christian to a 10-1 win over the Highlanders of McKean. 
       
      Girls Lax 4 goals by Elizabeth Shields and 2 by Eliza Williams paced the Lady Tigers of Alexis I DuPont to a 10-4 win over the Lady Vikings of Christiana.  For the Lady Vikings, McKenzie Layton led with 4 goals. 
       
      7 goals by Olivia Duarte, 5 by Abigail Reid, 4 by Lauren Phillips and 2 by Isabelle Orticelle paced the Lady Bucs of Caravel Academy to a 20-5 win over the Lady Raiders of Concord.  For the Lady Raiders, 2 goals each by Heather Estle and teammate Erin Neal. 
       
      4 goals by McKenzie Marvel and Delaney Chrisco, 3 by Brianna Doyle, 2 by Emily Wagner paced the Lady Jaguars of Appoquinimink to a 14-8 win over Smyrna.  For the Lady Eagles, Bailey Gray led with 4 goals and 3 goals by Shabnam Noroozi. 
       
      5-8-14-
      Lacrosse-3 goals by Sebastian Thomas, 2 each by Sebastian Scirrano and Jay Dollard paced the Silver Eagles of Hodgson to a 10-1 win over the Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant. 
       
      3 goals by Zac Bowen and Cross Ferrara and Jamie Ravitz, 2 each by Michael Lano, Eric Mack and Peter Lundley paced the Appoquinimink Jaguars to a 17-2 win over the Colonials of William Penn. 
       
      7 goals by Connor Swalm and 5 goals by Adam Brown paced the Middletown Cavaliers to a 12-5 win over Charter.  For the Force, Samuel Song and Robert Johnston each led with 2 goals. 
       
      2 goals by Paul Wolfe paced the Seahawks of Delaware Military Academy to a 6-4 win over the Hornets of Tatnall.  For the Hornets, Malcolm Godshall led with 2 goals. 
       
      8 goals by Colin Duffy and 4 by Anthony Brawley paced the Auks of Archmere to a 19-2 win over the Ravens of St. Thomas More and with the win the Auks clinch a berth in the upcoming 2014 Boys State Lacrosse Tournament along with a Diamond State Title. 
       
      3 goals by Zachary Zawada, 2 goals by Ryan Jones paced the Tigers of AI DuPont to a 8-7 win over the Bucs of Caravel.  For the Bucs, Zachary Ferguson led with 4 goals followed by T Shriner with 2. 
       
      4 goals by Bryce Ciarlo and 3 by Shawn Hagerty paced the Yellowjackets of Newark to a 10-4 win over Glasgow. 
       
      4 goals by Adam Carpenter Clark and Daniel Beres, 3 by Tyler Kowalski and Evan Kobasko paced the Hawks of St. Georges to a 17-2 win over the Highlanders of McKean. 
       
      Girls-4 goals by Margo Tschantz, 3 by Meryl Gatti and Brooke Winfield paced the Lady Quakers of Friends School to a 16-10 win over St. Marks.  For the Lady Spartans, Shelby Adams led with 4 goals 3 by Alyssa Simmons, 2 by Morgan Moran. 
       
      3 goals by Megan Feldman and 2 by Kylie McCuen paced the Lady Cavaliers of Middletown to a 17-1 win over the Glasgow Lady Dragons. 
       
      5 goals by Morgan Lamey as she scored her 200th career goal in the first half along with 3 goals by Kaitlin Reed and 2 by Josephine Nixon paced the Lady Force of Charter to a 17-1 win over the Lady Silver Eagles of Hodgson. 
       
      7 goals by Kourtney Olsen as she scored her 100th career goal along with 6 by Delaney Steele paced the Lady Riders of Caesar Rodney to a 17-15 win over the Lady Raiders of Ursuline Academy.  For the Lady Raiders, Erin Joyce led with 6 goals, Laura Hurff with 5 goals and 3 by Erin O'Dougherty.  

      7 goals by Alyse Saliba 2 each by Charlotte Bristol and Sarah Coyne paced the Lady Cardinals of St. Andrews to a 16-6 win over the Lady Warriors of Sanford. Kelsey Mendell led the Lady Warriors with 2 goals. 

       
      Lacrosse-4 goals by Chase Humphreys, 3 goals by Jacob Emmanuel and Jahni Love and 2 by Matthew Kuplinski paced the Warriors of Sanford to a 12-4 win over the Cardinals of St. Andrews.  Connor Luft led the Cards with 3 goals for St. Andrews. 
       
      4 goals by David Schmidt,  3 by Austin Hayward, Shawn MacLeish, Hunter Schaeffer and Thomas Aloe paced the Riders of Caesar Rodney to a 21-3 win over the Jaguars of Appoquinimink.  John Dunbar led the Jaguars with 2 goals.
       
      4 goals by James Russillo paced the Eagles of Smyrna to a 8-6 win over the Ravens of St. Thomas More.  Jonathan Kelly led the Ravens with 3 goals followed by 2 goals by William Thomas. 
       
      3 goals by Adam Carpenter Clark, 2 by Daniel Beres paced the Hawks of St. Georges to an 7-5 win over the Lions of Red Lion Christian.  
       
      3 goals by Zachary Ferguson and 2 by Michael Zerrillo paced the Bucs of Caravel to a 7-5 win over the Cavaliers of Middletown.  Connor Swalm led the Cavaliers of Middletown with 2 goals.  
       
      4 goals by Nicholas Coleman and 2 by Hector Flores paced the Dragons of Glasgow to a 8-5 win over the Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant.  For the Knights, Ryan Irvin led with 3 goals. 
       
      Jacob Clark and Robert Johnson with 5 goals, 3 goals by Robert Vinson, 2 each by Tyler Zlupko and Robert Kenny paced the Charter Force to a 19-11 win over Newark.  For the Jackets, Nick Morjana led with 4, 2 each by Bryce Ciarlo and Shawn Hagerty.
       
      6 goals by Rob Corbino, 2 by Thomas Lengel paced the Bulldogs of Brandywine to a 10-9 win over the Tigers of AI DuPont.  For the Tigers, 3 goals by Joe Pirozzi and 2 by Ryan Jones.
       
      2 goals each by Anthony Brawley, Nate Beatson, Colin Duffy and Xavier Glavine paced the Auks of Archmere to a 12-0 win over Tatnall.
       
      Girls-4 goals by Presley Conaty, 3 each by Amanda Olson, Katelyn Payne and Kennedy Murphy paced the Lady Auks of Archmere to a 15-4 win over the Hornets of Tatnall.  Meredith Boardman led the Lady Hornets with 2 goals.
       
       
      2 goals by Peyton Marcozzi and Dominique Bivins paced the Lady Warriors of Sanford to a 9-5 win over the Tigers of AI Dupont.  For the Lady Tigers, Elizabeth Shields led with 2 goals. 
       
      3 goals by Brooke Winfield, 2 each by Meryl Gatti, Grayton Downing and Margo Tschantz paced the Lady Quakers of Friends to a 12-2 win over the Lady Lions of Red Lion Christian. 
       
      4 goals each by Sarah Coyne and Alyse Saliba 2 by Louisa Belk and Elizabeth Wainwright paced the Lady Cardinals of St.Andrews to a 13-9 win over the Lady Force of Charter.  For the Lady Force, Morgan Lamey and Alexandra Mash each led with 3 goals a piece. 
       
      8 goals by Abigail Reid 8, 6 by Lauren Phillips 4 by Isabel Orticelle, 3 by Olivia Duarte paced the Lady Bucs of Caravel to a 23-12 win over the Lady Riders of Caesar Rodney.  For the Lady Riders, Delaney Steele led with 4 goals,3 goals by Kourtney Olsen, 2 by Jennifer Northam and Megan Webb.  
       
       

    • May 5, 2014 12:59 AM EDT
    • http://www.pennathletics.com/pdf9/2710434.pdf?ATCLID=209488837&SPSID=8738&SPID=544&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=1700

      Pairings for the 2014 Men's NCAA Lacrosse Tournament

    • May 5, 2014 12:39 AM EDT
    • May 4, 2014

       

      Falcons Slated to Host Richmond in NCAA Play-In Game

       

      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  The Air Force lacrosse team will host Atlantic Sun champion Richmond in the play-in round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday, May 7. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. in Falcon Stadium.

       

      The Falcons, who have reached 10 wins for the first time since 1989, will make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1988. Air Force, which currently holds a 10-5 overall record on the season, earned an automatic bid to the national tournament by capturing the ECAC tournament title. The Falcons, who entered the ECAC Championship as the third-seed, defeated second-seeded host Ohio State, 14-7, in the semifinals, while earning a 9-8 victory over top-seeded and 14th-ranked Fairfield.

       

      Meanwhile, Richmond earned its automatic bid by capturing the Atlantic Sun tournament championship. After earning a 14-6 win over Mercer in the semifinals, the Spiders defeated High Point, 8-7, in the title game. Richmond has compiled a 6-10 overall record in its inaugural season of varsity competition.

       

      The winner of Wednesday night’s play-in game between Air Force and Richmond will advance to the NCAA First Round, facing the defending national champion, top-seeded Duke. That contest will be played on Sunday, May 11, at 5:15 p.m. (ET) in Durham, N.C.

       

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    • April 30, 2014 9:19 PM EDT
    • College Women’s Lacrosse

      All-PSAC Release

       

      Five Golden Rams Earn All-League; Cifelli Named Freshman Of Year

       

      LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – West Chester University was well represented on the 2014 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all-league women’s lacrosse squad. Five members of the Golden Rams’ squad made one of the three teams with Dina Cifelli earning freshman of the year plaudits.

       

      West Chester (12-4) is in the semifinals of the PSAC Tournament and will travel to Lock Haven on Friday for a 1 p.m. match against the Lady Eagles. Indiana (Pa.) will face Mercyhurst at 4 p.m. in the other semifinal.

       

      So. Hannah Cowan and seniors Juliane Williams and Jess Henderson were each named to the first team squad while Cifelli and Jr., Sarah Dennison were second team honorees.

       

      Cowan leads the club with 53 goals on the year and is second with 67 points. She was named PSAC athlete of the week for her seven-goal effort against No. 7 Indiana (Pa.) that led the Golden Rams to an upset win. Cowan and Cifelli have proven to be quite a combination on the field. The dynamic pair have teamed up on 33 goals altogether this spring with Cifelli assisting on 30 of Cowan’s 53 tallies, including all six of her game-winning goals.

       

      Defensively, Williams has been the foundation for a defense that ranks seventh in the country in fewest goals allowed and 10th nationally in fewest goals allowed per game. She has 18 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers for the Golden Rams this season. She scored her first and only career goal at home against Millersville as well.

       

      Senior goalkeeper Jess Henderson has long been considered one of the top goalies in the conference during her four years on campus. Wednesday, she was finally recognized as the loop’s top goalkeeper, moving up from the third team a year ago to the first team this time around. She has authored a 7.64 goals-against average and a .500 save percentage, doing her part for one of the top defenses in the country. Her 7.64 GAA ranks ninth in Division II. Henderson also led the squad with 37 ground balls and caused 17 turnovers.

       

      Cifelli is averaging 3.56 assists per game, which ranks second in the PSAC and third in Division II. So far this season, Cifelli has totaled 21 goals and 57 assists for a team-best 78 points. She has added 45 draw controls and 16 ground balls. The Robinsville, N.J., native is the first freshman of the year from West Chester since Claire Grimwood earned the award in 2008.

       

      Dennison enjoyed a breakout season in the midfield, taking over draw duties inside the center circle for the Golden Rams. She is fourth on the team in scoring with 28 points while her 24 goals ranks third. Her 47 draw controls lead the squad as does her 22 caused turnovers.

       

      FIRST TEAM

      Pos.       Player                                   University           Cl.           Hometown / Previous School

      Attack   Chelsea Borrino                Lock Haven         Sr.           Webster, N.Y. / Webster Thomas

      Attack   Amy Weinberg                  IUP                         So.          Clarksville, Md. / Atholton

      Attack   Becca Himes                       Mercyhurst        Jr.           Baltimore, Md. / Perry Hall

      Attack   Hannah Cowan                                 West Chester    So.          Wilmington, Del. / Ursuline Academy

      Mid        Jessica Pandolf                 Lock Haven         Jr.           Holbrook, N.Y. / Sachem North

      Mid        Drew Hayden                    IUP                         So.          Gibsonia, Pa. / Pine Richland

      Mid        Emma Simmers                                 Seton Hill             Jr.           Pittsburgh, Pa. / Seton LaSalle

      Mid        Kimberly Neagle               Gannon                Sr.           Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn

      Def         Taylor Norwood               IUP                         Sr.           Chantilly, Va. / Chantilly

      Def         Lindsay Walbrandt           Lock Haven         Sr.           Telford, Pa. / Souderton

      Def         Liz French                            Shippensburg    Sr.           Sykesville, Md. / Century

      Def         Juliane Williams              West Chester    Sr.           Crofton, Md. / Arundel

      GK          Jess Henderson                               West Chester    Sr.           West Chester, Pa. / Henderson

       

      SECOND TEAM

      Pos.       Player                                   University           Cl.           Hometown / Previous School

      Attack   Dina Cifelli                         West Chester    Fr.           Robinsville, N.J. / Notre Dame

      Attack   Emily Fagan                        Seton Hill             So.          Calgary, Alberta / Central Memorial

      Attack   Julie Falk                              Bloomsburg        Jr.           Millersville, Pa. /Penn Manor

      Attack   Jenna Schlagenhauf        Mercyhurst        Jr.           Clarence, N.Y. / Clarence Center

      Mid        Kelly Hamilton                   Lock Haven         Jr.           Warrington, Pa. / Central Bucks South

      Mid        Brooke Fisher                    Millersville          Sr.           Boyertown, Pa. / Boyertown

      Mid        Brigid Kyne                         Bloomsburg        Fr.           Newtown Square, Pa. / Marple Newtown

      Mid        Sarah Dennison                West Chester    Jr.           Fallston, Md. / John Carroll

      Def         Becky Donkin                     Millersville          Sr.           Folsom, Pa. / Ridley

      Def         Brenna Gallagher             IUP                         Jr.           Evans City, Pa. / Seneca Valley

      Def         Jessica Kallenborn           Gannon                Jr.           Elmira, N.Y. / Horseheads

      Def         Christa Morrison              Mercyhurst        So.          Hanrietta, N.Y. / Rush-Henrietta

      GK          Jessica Maxwell                E Stroudsburg    Fr.           Oceanside, N.Y. / Oceanside

      THIRD TEAM

      Pos.       Player                                   University           Cl.           Hometown / Previous School

      Attack   Brittney Palardy                IUP                         So.          Perry Hall, Md. / Perry Hall

      Attack   Morgan Pettit                    Slippery Rock     Sr.           Chesterfield, N.J. /Northern Burlington County

      Attack   Morgan Cain                      Seton Hill             Sr.           Fairmont, W. Va. / Fairmont Sr. High

      Attack   Christie Valentine            Gannon                Sr.           Friendship, Md. / Annapolis Area Christian

      Mid        Anna LeGrett                     Mercyhurst        Sr.           Honeoye Falls, N.Y. / Honeoye Falls-Lima

      Mid        Kim Hooven                       IUP                         Fr.           Malvern, Pa. / Great Valley

      Mid        Cydney Hrycko                  Edinboro              Fr.           Waterloo, N.Y. / Waterloo

      Mid        Rachel Hilbert                    Seton Hill             Sr.           Perkiomenville, Pa. / Boyertown Sr. High

      Def         Carly Ball                              Bloomsburg        Jr.           Lansdale, Pa. / North Penn

      Def         Melina Wojt                       Lock Haven         Jr.           Telford, Pa. / Souderton

      Def         Kaitlyn Hafdell                   Slippery Rock     Sr.           El Segundo, Calif. / El Segundo

      Def         Nicole Nath                        Seton Hill             Fr.           Pittsburgh, Pa. / Seton LaSalle

      GK          Rebecca Muscella            Mercyhurst        Jr.           Bel Air, Md. / C. Milton Wright

       

      Athlete of the Year – Jessica Pandolf, Lock Haven

      Freshman of the Year – Dina Cifelli, West Chester

      Coach of the Year – Courtney Tamasitis Grove, Seton Hill

       

    • April 29, 2014 9:40 PM EDT
    • SUBJECT:  University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Headed to Hofstra Wednesday for Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals
       
      DATE:  April 29, 2014
      sws:
       
      HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.  --  The No. 4 seed University of Delaware men’s lacrosse squad faces a tough task Wednesday night when the Blue Hens (7-8) head north to take on top seed and No. 13 ranked Hofstra (10-4) in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals at Shuart Stadium at 7 p.m.
       
      But as tough as the test might seem, the Blue Hens have been here before and flourished. 
       
      The last time Delaware advanced to the CAA semifinals in 2011, the Blue Hens were the No. 4 seed and downed the Pride in Hempstead with a thrilling 10-9 victory. Three days later, the Hens traveled to Amherst, Mass. and downed the host Minutemen 9-7 to win the CAA crown and earn an NCAA Tournament berth. 
       
      Head coach Bob Shillinglaw and his upstart Blue Hens hope to follow that script again Wednesday night as they look to avenge an 11-9 loss to the Pride back on Mar. 15 in Hempstead. 
       
      “We are excited (to be going to the CAA Tournament),” said Shillinglaw, whose team earned the fourth and final CAA Tournament playoff berth with a 15-7 win over UMass Friday night. “We have a major challenge ahead against Hofstra but we are juiced. We can’t wait to head up to Hofstra and see what happens. I know our guys will be ready.”
       
      Delaware will be making its seventh appearance in the CAA Tournament since joining the league in 2002 and will be looking to capture its fourth league crown. The Blue Hens also won CAA titles in 2007, 2010, and 2011 and also advanced to the league title game two other times. 
       
      Hofstra, which captured CAA titles in 2006 and 2008, enters the game coming off an 8-7 loss to Penn State Saturday which snapped a six-game winning streak. 
       
      Delaware is led offensively by attackman Dan Keane (25 goals), midfielder Brian Kormondy (16 goals, 13 assists), and Beau Jones (11 goals, 13 assists) and defensively by seniors James Connelly and Trip Ashley and by sophomore goalkeeper Conor Peaks (9.11 goals against average, .542 save pct.). Faceoff specialists Tyler Barbarich (.627) and Tyler Mardian (.556) make up one of the nation’s most successful combinations on the draw. 
       
      Hofstra is led offensively by Sam Llinares (18 goals, 32 assists), Torin Varn (28 goals), Drew Coholan (20 goals), and Mike Malave (23 goals) and defensively by Finn Sullivan and goalkeeper Chris Selva (8.33 GAA, .500 save pct.). The Pride lead the CAA in scoring defense (8.33 goals per game) and rank third nationally with just 11.7 turnovers per game. 
       
      - DDD - 
       

    • May 29, 2014 1:28 PM EDT
    • SUBJECT:  University of Delaware Attackman Dan Keane Leads South Team to 17-16 Win at USILA Senior Men's Lacrosse All-Star Game
       
      DATE:  May 28, 2014
      sws:
       
      BALTIMORE, Md.  --  University of Delaware senior attackman Dan Keane was one of the heroes for the South team as he led his squad to a thrilling 17-16 victory over the North at the 73rd annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star Game Monday morning at M&T Bank Stadium. 
       
      The game preceeded the NCAA Division I national championship game in which Duke defeated Notre Dame 11-9 for its second consecutive national title. 
       
      Keane, a food and agribusiness marketing management major from Elora, Ontario, Canada (Centre Wellington HS), scored a goal, dished out two assists, scooped up on groundball, and one his only faceoff attempt to lead the South squad to the victory. 
       
      Keane led a South comeback in the fourth quarter as the team won after trailing by two goals with just under 10 minutes remaining. Keane scored a goal with 5:58 left to narrow the North lead to 15-14 and then fed North Carolina’s Patrick Foster for the game-tying goal with 5:40 left. The South then scored two more goals to finish off the comeback. 
       
      A four-year letterwinner and regular on the Blue Hens attack unit, Keane led the Blue Hens in scoring in 2014 when he scored 33 points on 27 goals and six assists while also contributing 20 groundballs. He scored six man-up goals and had two or more goals in each of the last six games of the season, including a career-high five vs. Ohio State. 
       
      For his career, Keane played in 50 games with 29 starts and scored 64 goals and dished out 12 assists. He recorded eight career hat tricks, picked up 42 groundballs, and his 17 career extra-man goals was one shy of the UD record. He played a key backup role for the team in 2011 when the Blue Hens won the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. 
       
       
      - DDD - 

    • May 22, 2014 1:15 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT:  University of Delaware Attackman Dan Keane Selected to Play in USILA North-South All-Star Game May 26
       
      DATE:  May 21, 2014
      sws:
       
      BALTIMORE, Md.  --  University of Delaware senior attackman Dan Keane has been selected to play in the 73rd annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star Game this Monday, May 26, at M&T Bank Stadium. 
       
      The all-star game will match the top seniors in the country and is played the morning before the NCAA Division I national championship game. 
       
      Keane, a food and agribusiness marketing management major from Elora, Ontario, Canada (Centre Wellington HS), will play for the South team, which will take on the North Division I/II all-stars at 10 a.m. The South team will be coached by St. Leo’s Brad Jorgensen while the North team will be guided by Brown’s Lars Tiffany. 
       
      The USILA Division III North-South All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. Tickets for the NCAA Lacrosse Championships include admission to the North-South All-Star Games and can be purchased by going to NCAA.com/Lacrosse or by calling 410-261-7283 for more information.
       
      “Our staff is excited for Danny to be able to play in the North – South Game,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. “Dan has had an excellent season and career at Delaware and this is a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills in M&T Bank before the national championship game. We couldn’t be happier for him to receive this honor and for him to have the opportunity to play with other outstanding seniors. This is an excellent way to end his career.”
       
      A four-year letterwinner and regular on the Blue Hens attack unit, Keane led the Blue Hens in scoring in 2014 when he scored 33 points on 27 goals and six assists while also contributing 20 groundballs. He scored six man-up goals and had two or more goals in each of the last six games of the season, including a career-high five vs. Ohio State. 
       
      For his career, Keane played in 50 games with 29 starts and scored 64 goals and dished out 12 assists. He recorded eight career hat tricks, picked up 42 groundballs, and his 17 career extra-man goals was one shy of the UD record. He played a key backup role for the team in 2011 when the Blue Hens won the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. 
       
      Keane becomes the 71st Delaware player to be selected to compete in the game. Last season, Eric Smith and Nick Diachenko competed in the game. 
       
      He is one of nine CAA players set to compete in the game. His teammates on the South team will include Matt Dusek of Drexel, Shane Sturgis and Tom LaCrosse of Penn State, and John Fennessy of Towson. Playing for the North team will be Connor Mooney and James Fahey of Massachusetts and Drew Coholan and Torin Varn of Hofstra. 
       
      - DDD - 

    • May 22, 2014 1:14 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT:  University of Delaware Attackman Dan Keane Selected to Play in USILA North-South All-Star Game May 26
       
      DATE:  May 21, 2014
      sws:
       
      BALTIMORE, Md.  --  University of Delaware senior attackman Dan Keane has been selected to play in the 73rd annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star Game this Monday, May 26, at M&T Bank Stadium. 
       
      The all-star game will match the top seniors in the country and is played the morning before the NCAA Division I national championship game. 
       
      Keane, a food and agribusiness marketing management major from Elora, Ontario, Canada (Centre Wellington HS), will play for the South team, which will take on the North Division I/II all-stars at 10 a.m. The South team will be coached by St. Leo’s Brad Jorgensen while the North team will be guided by Brown’s Lars Tiffany. 
       
      The USILA Division III North-South All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. Tickets for the NCAA Lacrosse Championships include admission to the North-South All-Star Games and can be purchased by going to NCAA.com/Lacrosse or by calling 410-261-7283 for more information.
       
      “Our staff is excited for Danny to be able to play in the North – South Game,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. “Dan has had an excellent season and career at Delaware and this is a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills in M&T Bank before the national championship game. We couldn’t be happier for him to receive this honor and for him to have the opportunity to play with other outstanding seniors. This is an excellent way to end his career.”
       
      A four-year letterwinner and regular on the Blue Hens attack unit, Keane led the Blue Hens in scoring in 2014 when he scored 33 points on 27 goals and six assists while also contributing 20 groundballs. He scored six man-up goals and had two or more goals in each of the last six games of the season, including a career-high five vs. Ohio State. 
       
      For his career, Keane played in 50 games with 29 starts and scored 64 goals and dished out 12 assists. He recorded eight career hat tricks, picked up 42 groundballs, and his 17 career extra-man goals was one shy of the UD record. He played a key backup role for the team in 2011 when the Blue Hens won the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. 
       
      Keane becomes the 71st Delaware player to be selected to compete in the game. Last season, Eric Smith and Nick Diachenko competed in the game. 
       
      He is one of nine CAA players set to compete in the game. His teammates on the South team will include Matt Dusek of Drexel, Shane Sturgis and Tom LaCrosse of Penn State, and John Fennessy of Towson. Playing for the North team will be Connor Mooney and James Fahey of Massachusetts and Drew Coholan and Torin Varn of Hofstra. 
       
      - DDD - 

    • May 3, 2014 1:25 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT:  University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Puts Five on All-CAA Teams; Connelly, Kormondy Named First Teamers
       
      DATE:  May 2, 2014
      sws:
       
      RICHMOND, Va.  --  Led by first team selections James Connelly and Brian Kormondy, the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse squad had five players honored on the All-Colonial Athletic Association teams announced by the league office. 
       
      Connelly, a senior defender from Royersford, Pa. (Malvern Prep), and Kormondy, a junior midfielder from Highland Ranch, Colo. (Mullen HS), each earned spots on the first team while junior faceoff specialist Tyler Barbarich (Martinsville, N.J./Bridgewater-Rariton HS) earned second team honors, redshirt freshman midfielder Steve DeLargy (Morristown, N.J./Morristown HS) was named to the All-Rookie Team; and senior goalkeeper Chris Herbert (Mansfield, Mass./Xaverian Bros.) was named to the All-Academic Team. 
       
      Connelly, a two-year starter and 2014 team captain, was among the top defenders in the conference once again this spring as he started all 16 games, ranked second on the team with 12 caused turnovers, and was fourth on the squad with 28 groundballs. A pre-season All-CAA first team pick, he earned All-CAA honors for the second straight year after being named to the second team a year ago. Ranked No. 10 on the all-time UD caused turnovers list with 28, he was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Lacrosse Draft by Denver back in January. 
       
      Kormondy was one of the Hens’ most improved players in 2014 as he ranked third on the team in scoring with 30 points on 17 goals and 13 assists. He was the only player on the squad to score a point in every game this season and tallied two or more goals three times, including a career-high three vs. Lafayette. He also scored the winning goal in the final seconds of the 9-8 win at Binghamton on March 9. 
       
      Barbarich was one of the nation’s top faceoff specialists this spring as he won 153 of 240 attempts to rank fifth in the nation and first in the CAA with a success rate of 63.8 percent. He also led the team with 83 groundballs, a mark that ranked third in the CAA and 23rd in the nation. He also added a goal and three assists and won better than 50 percent of his faceoffs in all but one game he played. His season was cut short when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury last Friday vs. Massachusetts and did not play in Delaware’s 8-6 CAA semifinal loss to Hofstra on Wednesday. 
       
      DeLargy enjoyed an outstanding rookie campaign as a redshirt freshman. He started all 16 games on Delaware’s first midfield unit and ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 24 points on 16 goals and eight assists. He scored in each of the Blue Hens’ 12 games, tallied in 13 of the final 15, and had two more six times, including two in the CAA semifinal loss to Hofstra. He also recorded 10 groundballs and two caused turnovers on the season. 
       
      Herbert, a political science major with a minor in legal studies, was a three-year letterwinner who started in 2012 and the first half of the 2013 season before an injury forced him into a backup role. He recorded a 6.96 goals against average and a .533 save pct. in three games in 2014 and finished his career ranked No. 19 all-time at Delaware with 201 saves. A CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee, he was a four-time CAA Academic Honor Roll recipient and a Dean’s List student. He plans to enter law school after graduation. 
       
      Delaware finished the 2014 season with a 7-9 overall mark and a 1-4 slate in league play for head coach Bob Shillinglaw. The Hens advanced to the CAA Tournament for the first time since 2011 before falling to top-seed Hofstra 8-6 in the semifinals. 
       
      AGATE: 
       
      ALL-CAA FIRST TEAM: Attack - Sam Llinares, Hofstra; Shane Sturgis, Penn State; Nick Trizano, Drexel; Midfield - Ryan Belka, Drexel; Brian Kormondy, Delaware; Ben McIntosh, Drexel; Defense - James Connelly, Delaware; Matt Dusek, Drexel; JoJo Ostrander, Towson; Finn Sullivan, Hofstra; LSM - Ryan Rielly, Hofstra; Faceoff - Nick Saputo- Drexel; Goalkeeper - Austin Kaut, Penn State
       
      ALL-CAA SECOND TEAM: Attack - Thomas DeNapoli, Towson; Nick Mariano, Massachusetts; Torin Varn, Hofstra; Midfield - Drew Coholan, Hofstra; Justin Mabus, Towson; Connor Mooney, Massachusetts; Defense - John Fennessy, Towson; Kyle Karaska, Massachusetts; Tyler Travis, Penn State; LSM - James Burke, Penn State; Faceoff - Tyler Barbarich, Delaware; Goalkeeper - Chris Selva, Hofstra
       
      2014 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ben McIntosh, Drexel
      2014 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR: Seth Tierney, Hofstra
      2014 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Nick Mariano, Massachusetts
      2014 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Austin Kaut, Penn State
       
      ALL-ROOKIE TEAM:  Kris Clarke, Hofstra; Steve DeLargy, Delaware; Ryan Drenner, Towson; Drake Kreinz, Penn State; Nick Mariano, Massachusetts; Markel Nelson, Drexel; Stephen Satterthwaite, Hofstra; Joe Seider, Towson; Cole Shafter, Drexel; Mike Sutton, Penn State
       
      ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM: Joe Calvello, Massachusetts; Thomas DeNapoli, Towson; Will Gabrielsen, Drexel; Chris Herbert, Delaware; Austin Kaut, Penn State; Lance Yapor, Hofstra. 
       
       
       

    • May 1, 2014 10:38 PM EDT
    • SUBJECT: University of Delaware Places Six on All-Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Lacrosse Teams
       
      DATE: May 1, 2014
      mh:
       
      WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team had six student-athletes represented as All-Colonial Athletic Association honorees the league announced this evening at the annual CAA awards banquet.
       
      The Blue Hens continue on their path to excellence on the field as three Delaware players received first team All-CAA accolades for the first time in school history.
       
      Junior Caitlin McCartney (Doylestown, Pa.) was named first team All-CAA for the third time in her career while sophomores Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada) and Erin Wein (Middletown, Md.) earned the award for the first time as Blue Hens.
       
      The CAA also honored sophomore Lizzie Duffey (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) on the second team while freshman Kirsten Hale (Wayne, Pa.) was named to the All-Rookie Team.  Redshirt sophomore Elyse Andrews (Wilmington, Del.) was recognized for her work in the classroom as an All-Academic Team awardee.
       
      Delaware was the lone team to have more than two sophomores represented across the teams, which were voted on by the league’s head coaches.
       
      McCartney currently leads the team with 36 goals and is 14th in school history with 114 career scores.  The Blue Hens team captain is also tied in the CAA with 2.40 goals per game and sixth with 3.00 points per contest. An impact midfielder for Delaware, McCartney has scored at least one point in all but one game played for the Blue Hens.
       
      In her first season at UD, Lyons has posted a team-best 55 points (35 goals, 20 assists) and has tallied at least one point each contest played. Her point total is the most for the Blue Hens since 2008, also the last time a player had at least 20 assists in a single season. Lyons is currently fourth in the CAA with 3.47 points per game, tied for fourth with 2.27 goals per and sixth with 1.20 assists per.
       
      Wein is a defensive threat to Delaware opponents as she guides a squad that is ranked 22nd in the NCAA with 9.47 caused turnovers per game and 23rd in scoring defense. Individually, Wein leads the Hens with 31 groundballs and caused turnovers and is second in the CAA and 15th in NCAA Division I with 1.87 caused turnovers per game. Wein was a CAA All-Rookie Team performer last season.
       
      A key contributor and playmaker, Duffey earned CAA honors for the first time in her career with the second team award. She is tied for second on the team with 22 caused turnovers and fourth with 23 groundballs. Her mark of 1.69 caused turnovers per game is good for 25th in the NCAA.  Duffey’s twin sister, Emily, was also named to the All-CAA second team as an attacker for Drexel.
       
      Hale is tied for fourth on the team with 13 draw controls and is a “glue player” in an attack that currently ranks 37th in NCAA scoring offense. The midfielder has also tallied 12 groundballs and seven caused turnovers in her first collegiate season.
       
      A medical diagnostic major and Spanish and biology minor, Andrews has maintained nearly a 4.0 grade point average as a student-athlete to earn All-Academic honors in her second collegiate season.
       
      Stephanie Finley (James Madison) and Andi Raymond (Towson) were named the 2014 CAA Co-Players of the Year while April Iannetta (Hofstra) collected Defensive Player of the Year distinction. Towson picked up the Rookie of the Year in Gabby Cha while Sonia LaMonica was named the Coach of the Year for the fourth straight season.
       
      The third-seeded Blue Hens (10-6, 3-2 CAA) will face off against No. 2 seeded James Madison (10-6, 4-1 CAA) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the CAA semifinals at the College of William & Mary.
       
      AGATE:
       
      2014 ALL-CAA WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEAMS
       
      CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Stephanie Finley (James Madison) and Andi Raymond (Towson)
      DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: April Iannetta (Hofstra)
      ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Gabby Cha (Towson)
      COACH OF THE YEAR: Sonia LaMonica (Towson)
       
      FIRST TEAM
      Brittain Altomare (Hofstra), Stephanie Finley (James Madison), Casey Lyons (Delaware), Andi Raymond (Towson), Ashleigh Rohrback (Towson), Ali Curwin (James Madison), Caitlin McCartney (Delaware), Amanda Norcini (Drexel), Lexi Cross (James Madison), April Iannetta (Hofstra), Erin Wein (Delaware), Kelsea Donnelly (Towson).
       
      SECOND TEAM
      Emily Duffey (Drexel), Kelly Palace (Drexel), Amy Roguski (James Madison), Lizzie Duffey (Delaware), Alexi Farmakis (William & Mary), Katie Leech (Towson), Hannah Clarke (William & Mary), Emily Corzel (Hofstra), Michelle Dufault (Towson), Leah Perrotta (James Madison), Kelsey Gregerson (Hofstra), Schylar Healy (James Madison).
       
      ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
      Betsy Angel (James Madison), Samantha Brookhart (Towson), Gabby Cha (Towson), Michelle Gildea (Towson), Kirsten Hale (Delaware), Abby Junior (William & Mary), Julia McGrath (William & Mary), Leah Monticello (James Madison), Erika Neumen (Hofstra), Caroline Thiele (Drexel).
       
      ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
      Elyse Andrews (Delaware), Kaitlin Ayres (Hofstra), Tayler Bowman (Towson), Ali Curwin (James Madison), Joelle Hartke (Drexel), Ellen Shaffrey (William & Mary).
       
      - DDD - 

    • May 1, 2014 1:40 AM EDT
    • SUBJECT:  University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Drop Hard-Fought 8-6 Verdict to Top Seed Hofstra in CAA Semifinals  DATE:  April 30, 2014 sws:  HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The University of Delaware men's lacrosse squad made the most of its possessions during its Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinal game at top seed Hofstra Wednesday night.  The problem was that the Hens just couldn't get enough of them. The result was a hard-fought 8-6 setback to the Pride in a torrential rainstorm at Shuart Stadium, ending the Blue Hens' 2014 season.  Delaware scored six goals on its season-low 15 shots, but won just 4 of 18 faceoffs and was hurt by 17 turnovers. The Hens had taken a 4-2 lead at halftime despite putting just six shots on goal.  Delaware (7-9), making its first CAA Tournament appearance since winning its second straight title in 2011, almost pulled off a big upset but fell short against the 13th ranked Pride (11-4), who won for the sixth time in their last seven games.  "I thought we were playing a pretty good gameplan," said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. "We had six shots at halftime with four goals. We were taking good shots, getting the looks that we wanted, and we weren't forcing the situation. Hofstra is a very talented team and they got a couple of pretty good shots. We are disappointed but this is a good group. Our defense played its heart out and I felt we had a couple of pretty good looks but we just didn't test their goalie enough."  DeLargy and Dan Keane each scored two goals for the Hens while Brian Kormondy and Jeff Heath also scored and Beau Jones dished out two assists. Delaware goalkeeper Conor Peaks stopped 10 shots.  Sam Llinares and Ryan Rielly each scored two goals for Hofstra while Chris Selva made three saves and Kris Clarke won 14 of 18 faceoffs.  Hofstra moves on to the CAA title game on Saturday where the Pride will host the winner of the other semifinal game between No. 2 seed Drexel and No. 3 seed Towson that will be played Thursday at 12 noon. That game was postponed Wednesday night due to heavy rains in Philadelphia.  The Blue Hens jumped out to a 4-2 lead at halftime and still held a share of the lead at 5-5 with 11:23 left in the third quarter. Delaware pulled to within 7-6 on a goal by freshman DeLargy with 11:09 remaining but the Hens couldn't find the back of the net again as Hofstra got an insurance goal from Llinares with 8:50 left.  DeLargy and Keane each scored two first half goals to tie the game at 2-2 after the first quarter but the Hens controlled the second stanza and got goals from Keane and Kormondy to take a 4-2 advantage into the break.  But the third quarter belonged to the Pride. After Hofstra's Rielly and Delaware's Heath traded goals in the first three minutes to narrow the UD lead to 5-3, Hofstra reeled off four straight goals to take control at 7-5.  The Pride netted four goals in a span of just five minutes and 20 seconds and went ahead for good on a goal by Drew Coholan with 9:24 left in the third quarter.  Delaware, which had won four straight CAA Tournament games since falling to Hofstra in the 2008 semifinals, was looking to capture its first CAA crown since the 2011 season. The Hens lost to the Pride for the second time this season after also dropping an 11-9 decision back on Mar. 15 in Hempstead.  "We felt confident with this team," said Shillinglaw. "I knew they were going to give us a great effort tonight, but we just couldn't capitalize."  Keane scored a goal for the 10th straight game and finished as the team's leading scorer with 27 on the season. Kormondy finished the season scoring at least one point in all 16 games.  Tyler Mardian handed the faceoff chores for the Hens, who went without the services of regular Tyler Barbarich, who injured his shoulder in Delaware's 15-7 win over Massachusetts Friday. Barbarich ranked fifth in the nation in faceoff winning pct. with a success rate of 63.8 percent.  

       

      Delaware.......2.....2.....1.....1.....6

      Hofstra..........2.....0.....5.....1.....8  

      Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists) Delaware - Steve DeLargy, 2-1; Dan Keane, 2-0; Brian Kormondy, 1-0; Jeff Heath, 1-0; Beau Davis, 0-2; Tom Holland, 0-1.  Hofstra - Sam Llinares, 2-0; Ryan Rielly, 2-0; Mike Malave, 1-1; Drew Coholan, 1-0; Lance Yapor, 1-0; John Reicherter, 1-0; Korey Hendrickson, 0-1.   Shots: D - 15, H - 27; Saves: D - 10 (Conor Peaks), H - 3 (Chris Selva); Groundballs: D - 28, H - 40; Turnovers: D - 17, H - 18; Faceoffs: D - 4, H - 18; Clears: D 16 of 19, H - 11 of 14; Penalties: D - 1 for 1:00, H - 1 for 1:00; Extra Man Goals: D - 0 for 1, H - 0 for 1; Attendance: 223.   - DDD - 

    • April 29, 2014 9:41 PM EDT
    • SUBJECT:  University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Headed to Hofstra Wednesday for Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals
       
      DATE:  April 29, 2014
      sws:
       
      HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.  --  The No. 4 seed University of Delaware men’s lacrosse squad faces a tough task Wednesday night when the Blue Hens (7-8) head north to take on top seed and No. 13 ranked Hofstra (10-4) in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals at Shuart Stadium at 7 p.m.
       
      But as tough as the test might seem, the Blue Hens have been here before and flourished. 
       
      The last time Delaware advanced to the CAA semifinals in 2011, the Blue Hens were the No. 4 seed and downed the Pride in Hempstead with a thrilling 10-9 victory. Three days later, the Hens traveled to Amherst, Mass. and downed the host Minutemen 9-7 to win the CAA crown and earn an NCAA Tournament berth. 
       
      Head coach Bob Shillinglaw and his upstart Blue Hens hope to follow that script again Wednesday night as they look to avenge an 11-9 loss to the Pride back on Mar. 15 in Hempstead. 
       
      “We are excited (to be going to the CAA Tournament),” said Shillinglaw, whose team earned the fourth and final CAA Tournament playoff berth with a 15-7 win over UMass Friday night. “We have a major challenge ahead against Hofstra but we are juiced. We can’t wait to head up to Hofstra and see what happens. I know our guys will be ready.”
       
      Delaware will be making its seventh appearance in the CAA Tournament since joining the league in 2002 and will be looking to capture its fourth league crown. The Blue Hens also won CAA titles in 2007, 2010, and 2011 and also advanced to the league title game two other times. 
       
      Hofstra, which captured CAA titles in 2006 and 2008, enters the game coming off an 8-7 loss to Penn State Saturday which snapped a six-game winning streak. 
       
      Delaware is led offensively by attackman Dan Keane (25 goals), midfielder Brian Kormondy (16 goals, 13 assists), and Beau Jones (11 goals, 13 assists) and defensively by seniors James Connelly and Trip Ashley and by sophomore goalkeeper Conor Peaks (9.11 goals against average, .542 save pct.). Faceoff specialists Tyler Barbarich (.627) and Tyler Mardian (.556) make up one of the nation’s most successful combinations on the draw. 
       
      Hofstra is led offensively by Sam Llinares (18 goals, 32 assists), Torin Varn (28 goals), Drew Coholan (20 goals), and Mike Malave (23 goals) and defensively by Finn Sullivan and goalkeeper Chris Selva (8.33 GAA, .500 save pct.). The Pride lead the CAA in scoring defense (8.33 goals per game) and rank third nationally with just 11.7 turnovers per game. 
       
      - DDD -