2015 NCAA Division I Mens Tournament Thread

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  1. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    ESPNU will exclusively unveil the bracket during the 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Selection Show Presented by Northwestern Mutual on Sunday, May 3 - 9:00 pm ET-10:00 pm ET. Host Anish Shroff along with analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will provide breakdown of the field and tournament predictions, along with interviews with select head coaches and players. During their college careers, Kessenich (Johns Hopkins) and Carcaterra (Syracuse) both played in four NCAA Championships and each won a national title with their respective teams.

    A LIVE phone interview is planned with NCAA Committee Chairman Heather Lyke, who will discuss the bracket and the process behind each team’s berth.
    LIVE phone interviews are also planned with Denver’s Bill Tierney - Albany’s Lyle Thompson who is the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner and the NCAA lacrosse all-time leading scorer. The 16-team field plus two play-in games (to be played on Wednesday, May 6) yields from ten automatic bids and eight at-large bids.

    ESPN2 - ESPNU and WatchESPN will provide exclusive coverage the final 15 games of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship beginning with first-round games on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 and concluding with the national title game on Monday, May 25.
     
  2. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    ESPN Network’s Coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual.

    Sunday, May 3 - 9:00 pm ET - 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Selection Show Presented by Northwestern Mutual -
    ESPNU/WatchESPN - Commentators - Anish Shroff - Quint Kessenich - Paul Carcaterra. .

    Saturday, May 9 - 12:00 pm ET - 2:30 pm ET - 5:00 pm ET - First Round - Campus Sites - ESPNU/WatchESPN - Commentators TBD.
    Sunday, May 10 - 1:00 pm ET - 3:00 pm ET - 5:15 pm ET - 7:30 pm ET - First Round - Campus Sites - ESPNU/WatchESPN - Commentators TBD.

    Saturday, May 16 - 3:00 pm ET - Quarterfinals - Game #3 - Sports Authority Field at Mile High - Denver, Colorado -
    ESPU/WatchESPN - Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward - Ryan Boyle.
    Saturday, May 16 - 5:30 pm ET - Quarterfinals - Game #4 - Sports Authority Field at Mile High - Denver, Colorado) -
    ESPU/WatchESPN - Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward - Ryan Boyle.

    Sunday, May 17 - 12:00 pm ET - Quarterfinals - Game #1 - Navy-Marine Corps Stadium - Annapolis, Maryland -
    ESPN2/WatchESPN - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Quint Kessenich - Paul Carcaterra.
    Sunday, May 17 - 2:30 pm ET - Quarterfinals - Game #2 - Navy-Marine Corps Stadium - Annapolis, Maryland -
    ESPN2/WatchESPN - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Quint Kessenich - Paul Carcaterra.

    Saturday, May 23 - 1:00 pm ET - Semifinals - Game #1 - Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -
    ESPN2/WatchESPN - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Quint Kessenich - Paul Carcaterra.
    Saturday, May 23 - 3:30 pm ET - Semifinals - Game #2 - Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -
    ESPN2/WatchESPN - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Quint Kessenich - Paul Carcaterra.

    Monday, May 25 - 1:00 pm ET - National Championship - Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -
    ESPN2/WatchESPN - Eamon McAnaney - Quint Kessenich - Paul Carcaterra.
     
  3. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    ACC’s Notre Dame/Syracuse Earn Top Seeds In NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

    ESPN2 - ESPNU - WatchESPN will provide exclusive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual beginning with first-round games on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 and concluding with the National Title Game on Monday, May 25.

    The top two seeds in the championship - #1-Notre Dame and #2-Syracuse - both from the Atlantic Coast Conference - take to the field for first-round action on ESPNU on Saturday, May 9 - 5:00 pm ET and Sunday, May 10 - 7:30 pm ET - respectively.

    The Lost Trophy - the story behind why the greatest college lacrosse team from Syracuse had its NCAA title vacated in 1990 - will debut on Saturday, May 9 - 11:00 am ET-12:00 pm ET - ESPNU. (This Cuse fan saids that is all a bunch of BS.)

    ESPN’s top lacrosse commentating team will again be in position throughout the NCAA Championship, led by veteran play-by-play voice Eamon McAnaney, along with analyst Quint Kessenich and sideline reporter/analyst Paul Carcaterra. The trio will call the two Quarterfinal games on Sunday, May 17 from Annapolis, Maryland - National Semifinals on Saturday, May 23 and the title game on Monday, May 25, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennyslvania. Calling the Quarterfinal games from Denver, Colorado will be Mike Corey, Matt Ward and Ryan Boyle.

    Joining ESPN’s early-round coverage are analysts Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse), Boyle (Four-time Princeton All-American), Ward (Tewaaraton Trophy Winner and Virginia attackman) as well as Mark Dixon (Johns Hopkins Midfielder), Ryan Flanagan (North Carolina Defenseman) and Jamie Munro (Brown All-American). Calling game action will be McAnaney (Notre Dame Defenseman), Corey as well as Jason Benetti, Joe Beninati and Booker Corrigan.

    TV Schedule - First Round - Saturday, May 9 - TV - All Games On ESPNU/WatchESPN
    12:00 pm ET - Albany at #8-Cornell - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Paul Carcaterra.
    2:30 pm ET - Yale at #6-Maryland - Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward.
    5:00 pm ET - Winner of Towson/High Point at #1-Notre Dame - Commentators - Jason Benetti - Ryan Boyle.
    7:30 pm ET - Ohio State at #5-Duke - Commentators - Joe Beninati - Ryan Flanagan.

    TV Schedule - First Round - Sunday, May 10 - All Games On ESPNU/Watch ESPN
    1:00 pm ET - Johns Hopkins at #7-Virginia - Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward.
    3:00 pm ET - Brown at #4-Denver - Commentators - Scott Corrigan - Jamie Munro.
    5:15 pm ET - Colgate at #3-North Carolina - Commentators - Joe Beninati - Mark Dixon.
    7:30 pm ET - Winner Of Marist/Bryant at #2-Syracuse - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Paul Carcaterra.
     
  4. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    Play-In Game Results - Wednesday, May 6
    Towson defeats High Point 10-8 - was down 5-0 - will play at #1-Notre Dame on Saturday, May 9 - 5:00 pm ET - ESPNU/WatchESPN.
    Marist defeats Bryant 10-6 - will play at #2-Syracuse on Sunday, May 10 - 7:30 pm ET - ESPNU/WatchESPN.

    Bandit - Glad for Marist as they are MAAC and thats the conference where local college Canisius plays lacrosse.
    Although as a Syracuse fan first - I wanted to see the Cuse and their players get revenge for their first round playoff loss last year to Bryant.

    Final 2015 NCAA Divsion I Mens Lacrosse Championships First Round Schedule.

    First Round - Saturday, May 9 - TV - All Games On ESPNU/WatchESPN.
    12:00 pm ET - Albany at #8-Cornell - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Paul Carcaterra.
    2:30 pm ET - Yale at #6-Maryland - Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward.
    5:00 pm ET - Towson at #1-Notre Dame - Commentators - Jason Benetti - Ryan Boyle.
    7:30 pm ET - Ohio State at #5-Duke - Commentators - Joe Beninati - Ryan Flanagan.

    First Round - Sunday, May 10 - TV - All Games On ESPNU/WatchESPN.
    1:00 pm ET - Johns Hopkins at #7-Virginia - Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward.
    3:00 pm ET - Brown at #4-Denver - Commentators - Scott Corrigan - Jamie Munro.
    5:15 pm ET - Colgate at #3-North Carolina - Commentators - Joe Beninati - Mark Dixon.
    7:30 pm ET - Marist at #2-Syracuse - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Paul Carcaterra.
     
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  5. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    yale vs umd could be the upset. umd has been in a rut since their early run when their defense was so good. yale has had to battle season long - could be the bryant of 1st round.
    game to watch is albany vs cornell imho.
     
  6. silvanthalas

    silvanthalas Active Member

    Got tickets for the DU game on Sunday, despite the forecast for heavy rain/snow. Also got tickets for the quarterfinals games at Mile High next weekend. Should be fun.
     
  7. silvanthalas

    silvanthalas Active Member

    Well, it should be fun tomorrow... if they get the game in.

    We're now under a winter storm warning from 9pm tonight to 9am tomorrow morning for 5-10" snow. Which is hilarious when it's been raining pretty consistently for the last two weeks and damn near the entire eastern half of Colorado (aside from the I-25 corridor from Denver northward) is under a tornado watch right now.

    It was last year, iirc, where DU was supposed to play Air Force at DU, but due to snow they ended up driving both teams down to Air Force's indoor facility and playing the game there with no crowd or media. Would suck if they resort to that tomorrow.
     
  8. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    2015 NCAA Divsion I Mens Lacrosse Championships First Round Schedule.

    First Round Results - Saturday, May 9.
    Albany 19 - #8-Cornell 10 - #8-Albany will face #1-Notre Dame in the Denver Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 16.
    #6-Maryland 8 - Yale 7 - #6-Maryland will face the winner of Colgate/#3-North Carolina in the Annapolis Quarterfinals - Sunday , May 17.
    #1-Notre Dame 12 - Towson 10 - #1-Notre Dame will face #8-Albany in the Denver Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 16.
    Ohio State 16 - #5-Duke 11 - Ohio State will face the winner of Brown/#4-Denver in the Denver Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 16.

    First Round - Sunday, May 10 - TV - All Games On ESPNU/WatchESPN.
    1:00 pm ET - Johns Hopkins at #7-Virginia - Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward.
    3:00 pm ET - Brown at #4-Denver - Commentators - Scott Corrigan - Jamie Munro.
    5:15 pm ET - Colgate at #3-North Carolina - Commentators - Joe Beninati - Mark Dixon.
    7:30 pm ET - Marist at #2-Syracuse - Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Paul Carcaterra.
     
  9. silvanthalas

    silvanthalas Active Member

    We got 4-5" of snow overnight, but it was done by morning, and then we actually got some sun just in time for the game. DU looked great in the 1st half, went up 10-2. They lapsed a bit in the 3rd letting Brown think they were getting back in the game, who made it 10-6 at one point, but a string of three goals to finish the third pretty much sealed it.

    Here's hoping that DU can beat OSU at Mile High next Saturday.
     
  10. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    2015 NCAA Divsion I Mens Lacrosse Championships First Round Schedule.

    First Round Results - Saturday, May 9.
    Albany 19 - #8-Cornell 10 - #8-Albany will face #1-Notre Dame in the Denver Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 16 - 3;00 pm ET - ESPNU.
    #6-Maryland 8 - Yale 7 - #6-Maryland will face #3-North Carolina in the Annapolis Quarterfinals - Sunday , May 17 - 2:30 pm ET - ESPN2.
    #1-Notre Dame 12 - Towson 10 - #1-Notre Dame will face #8-Albany in the Denver Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 16 - 3:00 pm ET - ESPNU.
    Ohio State 16 - #5-Duke 11 - Ohio State will face #4-Denver in the Denver Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 16 - 5:30 pm ET - ESPNU.

    First Round Results - Sunday, May 10.
    Johns Hopkins 19 - #7-Virginia 7 - John Hopkins will face #2-Syracuse in the Annapolis Quarterfinals - Sunday, May 17 - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN2.
    #4-Denver 15 - Brown 9 - #4-Denver will face Ohio State in the Denver Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 16 - 5:30 pm ET - ESPNU.
    #3-North Carolina 19 - Colgate 12 - #3-North Carolina will face #6-Maryland in the Annapolis Quarterfinals - Sunday, May 17 - 2:30 pm ET - ESPN2.
    #2-Syracuse 20 - Marist #8 - #2-Syracuse will face John Hopkins in the Annapolis Quarterfinals - Sunday, May 17 - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN2.
     
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  11. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championships - Quarterfinal Schedule - Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17.

    Saturday, May 16 - Sports Authority Field At Mile High - Denver, Colorado.
    3:00 pm ET - Quarterfinal #1 - Albany Great Danes vs #1 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
    5:30 pm ET - Quarterfinal #2 - Ohio State Buckeyes vs #4 - Denver Pioneers.
    Commentators - Mike Corey - Matt Ward - Ryan Boyle - TV - ESPNU - Online - WatchESPN.

    Sunday, May 17 - Navy-Marine Corps Stadium - Annapolis, Maryland.
    12:00 pm ET - Quarterfinal #3 - John Hopkins Blue Jays vs #2 - Syracuse Orange.
    2:30 pm ET - Quarterfinal #4 - #6 - Maryland Terrapins vs #3 - North Carolina Tar Heels.
    Commentators - Eamon McAnaney - Quint Kessenich - Paul Carcaterra - TV - ESPN2 - Online - WatchESPN.
     
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  12. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    Unfortunately no TV coverage for our friends in Canada.
    Thought maybe once the Quarterfinals hit and the fact that TSN now has five channels - somehow all four of the games would make it on the telle up in the great white north.
    But its not to be. Hopefully next weekends semifinals and finals are on.

    Update - Just checked the TSN schedule on their website and no coverage of the Semifinals is planned for next Saturday - unreal!
    We have NASCAR on TSN - Golf on TSN2 - The same NASCAR on TSN3 - TSN4 - TSN5. Can't use one of those channels and show the NCAA Lacrosse Semifinals?
    Would go great with the NLL Doubleheader - Division Finals-Game #2 - that you are televising in the evening on TSN3-TSN4.
    You could have a Lacrosse Day In Canada! No need to have NASCAR on 4 channels!

    Also a no for next Monday too! TSN - TSN5 - French Open Tennis to 2:00 pm ET - followed by Rugby Recap Show - Timbersports Championships Show - ESPN First Take.
    TSN2 - Major League Baseball Game - Royals vs Yankees. TSN3 - French Open Tennis to 2:00 pm ET - followed by a Fishing Show - a Motorcycle Show - SEC Storied.
    (which is a 30 for 30 type of program featuring something that happened in the Southeastern Conference - NCAA)
    TSN4 - has French Open Tennis till 3:00 pm ET - followed a taped NASCAR race thats taking place this weekend in Canada.

    The Championship Final should be on TSN - TSN3 or TSN 5.
    You can end first round coverage of the French Open Tennis on one of the channels an hour early and show the lacrosse.
    The three programs that you are not showing from 2:00 pm ET-3:30 pm ET - can be shown at other times - really no need to show them that afternoon.
    And if you put the lacrosse on TSN or TSN5 - the Tennis - Rugby - Motorcycle and the first half-hour of ESPN First Take - will still be on the other channel!
    Unreal - they are not showing the final of what is your national sport. Thumbs down to TSN!
     
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  13. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member




    Since NCAA playoffs are not broadcast in Canada, NCAA.org may stream the lacrosse playoffs. Playoffs of sports that are not on TV I have seen are streamed. While the playoffs are on ESPN in the US, in Canada, streaming may be a possibility.

    http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule
     
  14. roadrunner

    roadrunner Member

    Watched the DU v. OSU game. Good game even if it was field ;) Have to say I was really impressed with the play of King for OSU and then Berg for DU. That kid carried that team on his back when they were down 7-1 and led them to the win. They seem like two good Canadian kids. And it gives me plenty of Canadian chirp ammo to sling at my Monday night Box boys.

    Hope to see Denver finish the deal and become national champs.
     
  15. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championships - Quarterfinal Results - Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17.

    Saturday, May 16 - Quarterfinal Results - Sports Authority Field At Mile High - Denver, Colorado.
    3:00 pm ET - Quarterfinal #1 - #1 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14 - Albany Great Danes 13 - #1-Notre Dame advances to semifinals.
    5:30 pm ET - Quarterfinal #2 - #4 - Denver Pioneers 15 - Ohio State Buckeyes 13 - #4 - Denver advances to semifinals.

    Sunday, May 17 - Quarterfinal Results - Navy-Marine Corps Stadium - Annapolis, Maryland.
    12:00 pm ET - Quarterfinal #3 - John Hopkins Blue Jays 16 - #2 - Syracuse Orange 15 - John Hopkins advances to semifinals.
    2:30 pm ET - Quarterfinal #4 - #6 - Maryland Terrapins 14 - #3 - North Carolina Tar Heels - 7 - #6 - Maryland advances to semifinals.
     
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  16. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships - Semifinals - Saturday, May 23 - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1:00 pm ET - Semifinal #1 - #4 - Denver Pioneers vs #1 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
    3:30 pm ET - Semifinal #2 - Johns Hopkins Blue Jays vs #6 - Maryland Terrapins.
    TV - ESPN2 - Online - WatchESPN - Commentators - (Play-By-Play) Eamon McAnaney - (Analyst) Quint Kessenich - (Sideline Reporter) - Paul Carcaterra.

    NCAA Division I Men's National Championship Game - Monday, May 25 - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1:00 pm ET - Championship Game - Semifinal #1 Winner - #4 - Denver Pioneers or #1 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish
    vs Semifinal #2 Winner - Johns Hopkins Blue Jays or #6 - Maryland Terrapins.
    TV - ESPN2 - Online - WatchESPN - Commentators - (Play-By-Play) Eamon McAnaney - (Analyst) Quint Kessenich - (Sideline Reporter) - Paul Carcaterra.

    http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2015/05/2015-ncaa-division-i-mens-lacrosse-championship-semifinals-set/
     
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  17. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    Game Storylines and Features -

    Denver and Notre Dame are in search of their program’s first lacrosse national title and one will have a chance to compete in the Championship game Monday.
    Only nine schools have won the 44 NCAA Lacrosse Championship titles, with North Carolina being the western-most school to do so.

    Johns Hopkins and Maryland own the longest rivalry in college lacrosse – dating back to 1924.
    The Blue Jays are seeking their 10th national title and first since 2007, while Maryland won its last and second overall national title 40 years ago (1975).
    Johns Hopkins, which has been mourning the sudden death of freshman Jeremy Huber in January, began the season with a 4-6 record but has won the last seven games in a tribute to their teammate.

    A Sport Science feature examines all the elements that make for a great lacrosse faceoff.
    ESPN Images will be onsite providing still photos to be incorporated throughout the telecasts.

    Microphones will be worn by all three game officials - providing on-field dialogue throughout the telecast with periodic switches to each official.
    The telecast will use 10 cameras, including the Spider Cam and the High Speed Nac Camera (SSMO).
    The National Championship Game will also air on ESPNU via the Spider Cam feed - an alternate viewing fan experience that is integrated into the traditional telecast.

    ESPN’s top lacrosse commentating team will again be in position for championship weekend.
    Eamon McAnaney, a former Notre Dame defenseman, will handle the play-by-play.
    Joining McAnaney is analyst Quint Kessenich (John Hopkins goalie) and sideline reporter/analyst Paul Carcaterra (Syracuse midfielder).
    Kessenich and Carcaterra (Syracuse midfielder) both helped their teams earn four NCAA Championship berths and one national title.
    Anish Shroff and analyst Ryan Flanagan (North Carolina defenseman) will cover the National Semifinals from ESPNU’s Charlotte, NC headquarters.

    http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2015/05/2015-ncaa-division-i-mens-lacrosse-championship-semifinals-set/
     
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  18. silvanthalas

    silvanthalas Active Member

    Man, both DU and Maryland tried to **** the game away after building up a lead today, but managed to hang on. Should be a good one on Monday.
     
  19. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Active Member

    NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships - Semifinal Results - Saturday, May 23 - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1:00 pm ET - Semifinal #1 - #4 - Denver Pioneers 11 - #1 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10 (OT).
    3:30 pm ET - Semifinal #2 - #6-Maryland 12 - Johns Hopkins Blue Jays 11.

    NCAA Division I Men's National Championship Game - Monday, May 25 - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1:00 pm ET - Championship Game - Semifinal #1 Winner - #4 - Denver Pioneers vs Semifinal #2 Winner - #6 - Maryland Terrapins.
    TV - ESPN2 - Online - WatchESPN - Commentators - (Play-By-Play) Eamon McAnaney - (Analyst) Quint Kessenich - (Sideline Reporter) - Paul Carcaterra.
     
  20. blake1827

    blake1827 Member

    Munro & The Canadian Pipeline

    A tip of the cap to former DU head coach Jamie Munro, who really opened the Canadian pipeline of boxlax talent to Denver and put the program on the map as a Division I NCAA team. Recruits like Matt Brown and Geoff Snider initially enabled the program to be recognized nationally. Then followed other notable future NLL players like Brad Richardson, the Gajic brothers, Jamie Lincoln and Mark Matthews.

    When Tierney made the move to Denver replacing Munro he wisely retained Matt Brown on the coaching staff. Not abandoning the formula that other DI schools had caught onto with recruiting box players from Canada. DU was able to continue to lure key players like Jeremy Noble, Wes Berg & now a couple of native players in Zach Miller and Brendan Bomberry who both have attended Ontario’s Hill Academy.

    The DU lacrosse program and Vail Lacrosse shootout really put Colorado on the lacrosse map, and paved the way for success for both the Mammoth and Outlaws. Which in turn has helped the lacrosse community as a whole in Colorado from the AFA, CU, CSU and high schools around the state. Today’s success for the Pioneers is really a culmination of 50 years of lacrosse at DU, and in turn Colorado which will be easily overlooked by the media. Former NLL players have stayed here and grown the game for the past decade.

    Truth is lacrosse isn’t the fastest growing sport in America anymore. But without an influx of Canadian talent in DI field lacrosse would continue to be the boring, slow paced chess match dominated by Ivy League and other private schools out East.
     

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