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Lacrosse – Duke vs Notre Dame – Duke by 5 (early line)

Duke ND Lax

Can this 2010 NCAA Lacrosse tournament be any more exciting?

The Duke – Virginia semi-final game was unbelievable.  (The hearts of these teams were unbelievable.) I’m so pumped for today’s Duke vs Notre Dame.  Hopefully it’s another great game.

Who will win? After spending an a hour reading articles and interviews from coaches, players, and lacrosse experts, I have come up with the determining factor for today’s game.

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The Long Island FactorThe team with the most Long Islanders will win today.  We know Long Island is Lacrosse Country and that will be the dominant factor today.  Based upon this serious and detailed analysis, the outcome will be Duke by 5.  (Duke has 9 and ND  has 4 Long Islanders. Rosters below.) Sorry to all you Westchester and Maryland people. It is what it is…

(Another factor is we’re headed to a Dukee’s house for today’s Memorial Day BBQ… If I picked ND I would not get any of Duke-Head’s Beer Can Chicken.)

Go Duke! Go ND!  Here’s to a great game!

Duke University Men’s Lacrosse Roster (9)

Brandon Allen Bethesda, Md.  (Bullis)
Matt Anderson San Diego, Calif.  (Francis Parker)
* Ben Belmont Great Neck, N.Y.  (Great Neck South)
Mike Catalino Webster, N.Y.  (Webster Schroeder)
Tom Clute Potomac, Md.  (Bullis)
Bill Conners West Chester, Pa.  (Malvern Prep)
CJ Costabile New Fairfield, Conn.  (New Fairfield)
Stephen Coyle Kensington, Md.  (Georgetown Prep)
Ned Crotty New Vernon, N.J.  (Delbarton)
Greg DeLuca Boonton Township, N.J.  (Mountain Lakes)
James Goldberg Miami, Fla.  (Gulliver Prep)
* Zach Howell Huntington, N.Y.  (Huntington)
Michael Hutchings Durham, N.C.  (Durham Academy)
David Lawson Westford, Mass.  (Middlesex)
Jonathan Livadas Wilmington, Del.  (Dartmouth)
* Eddie Loftus Syosset, N.Y.  (Syosset)
Michael Manley Keuka Park, N.Y.  (Penn Yan)
Parker McKee Old Greenwich, Conn.  (Berkshire School)
Will McKee Old Greenwich, Conn.  (Gunnery School)
Henry Meyer Newton, Mass.  (Belmont Hill)
Scot Meyer Chapel Hill, N.C.  (East Chapel Hill)
* Terrence Molinari Manhasset, N.Y.  (Manhassett)
Tom Montelli Weston, Conn.  (Weston)
* Jimmy O’Neill Huntington, N.Y.  (Chaminade)
Josh Offit Bethesda, Md.  (Landon School)
Jason Orlando Sudbury, Mass.  (Sudbury)
Tommy Patterson Chatham, N.J.  (Delbarton)
Sam Payton Cos Cob, Conn.  (Brunswick)
Spencer Peterson Encinitas, Calif.  (La Costa Canyon)
Max Quinzani Duxbury, Mass.  (Duxbury)
* Mike Rock Bay Shore, N.Y.  (Bay Shore)
Robert Rotanz Westport, Conn.  (Fairfield Prep)
Andrew Rullan Pittsburgh, Pa.  (North Allegheny)
Tom Rynn Fairport, N.Y.  (Fairport)
Steve Schoeffel Charlottesville, Va.  (Covenant)
* Devon Sherwood Freeport, N.Y.  (Baldwin)
Sam Solie Durham, N.C.  (Middlesex)
Sam Spillane Darien, Conn.  (Darien)
Dan Theodoridis Norwalk, Conn.  (Norwalk)
Joe Tkac Gaithersburg, Md.  (Landon)
Jake Tripucka Boonton Township, N.J.  (Mountain Lakes)
* Justin Turri West Islip, N.Y.  (West Islip)
Tucker Virtue Rye, N.Y.  (Brunswick [Conn.])
Dan Wigrizer Villanova, Pa.  (Haverford)
Max Wygod San Diego, Calif.  (Francis Parker)
* Kevin Young Manhasset, N.Y.  (Chaminade)

Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Roster (4)

* Ryan Alexander Hempstead, NY/Hotchkiss
Tyler Andersen Wayne, PA/Radnor
Ben Ashenburg Fayetteville, NY/CBA
Sam Barnes Branford, CT/Branford
Nicholas Beattie Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne
Tim Bemer Strafford, PA/Malvern Prep
Jake Brems Kensington, MD/Georgetown Prep
* Zach Brenneman East Hampton, NY/East Hampton
Matt Ciambella Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park
Tom Connor Greenwich, CT/Brunswick School
Pat Cotter Olney, MD/Georgetown Prep
Mike Creighton Malvern, PA/Malvern Prep
Quinn Cully Duxbury, MA/Duxbury
Devon Dobson New Milford, CT/New Milford
David Earl Simsbury, CT/Westminster School
Adam Felicetti Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks East
Ryan Foley Glen Ridge, NJ/Delbarton
Andrew Gleason Roswell, GA/Roswell High School
Neal Hicks Atlanta, GA/Lovett School
Brant Howell Mercer Island, WA/Mercer Island
Colin Igoe Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne
Andrew Irving McLean, VA/The Hotchkiss School (CT)
John Kemp Potomac, MD/Georgetown Prep
Eric Keppeler Baldwin, MD/Dulaney
Tyler Kimball Phoenix, MD/Gilman
Grant Krebs Annapolis, MD/St. Mary’s
Chip Lanser Parkton, MD/Dulaney
Billy Maloney Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Prep
Patrick Maloney Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Prep
Jake Marmul Livonia, MI/Detroit Catholic Central
Kelly McKenna Penfield, NY/Penfield
Matt Miller Warrenton, VA/Notre Dame Academy
Brendan Moore Charlotte, NC/Providence
* Steve Murphy Shirley, NY/William Floyd
Max Pfeifer Crozet, VA/Western Albemarle
Colt Power Dallas, TX/Episcopal School of Dallas
Kevin Randall Penfield, NY/Penfield
Kevin Ridgway Kensington, MD/Georgetown Prep
* Scott Rodgers Wantagh, NY/MacArthur
Michael Rogers Annapolis, MD/DeMatha
* Sean Rogers New Hyde Park, NY/Holy Trinity
Dan Schmitt Palatine, IL/Fremd
Trever Sipperly Greenwich, NY/Greenwich
Bobby Smith Woodbine, NJ/Lawrenceville School
Taylor Tripucka Mountain Lakes, NJ/Mountain Lakes
Jim Walters East Hanover, NJ/Delbarton
Andy Will Olney, MD/Bullis

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Duke Lacrosse. Virginia Lacrosse. Great game – On and off the field

Great game. Kudos to both sides. Both teams showed the talent and heart to win. Unfortunately only one team can win.

No offense to Notre Dame, but it’s a shame this wasn’t the championship game. The game, talent, and off-the-field stories warranted a championship event.  It was a game for the ages.  The hearts of these teams was amazing. Duke Lacrosse Virginia Lacrosse

Let’s not forget the off-the-field tragedies involved.

  • The horrendous homicide/murder of the beloved UVA Womens’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love by a UVA Men’s Lacrosse Team Member (charged/alleged).
  • The Duke Lacrosse Team (3 players in 2006) being falsely accused of raping a women. The team/program having their season cancelled. Those players having to go through the accusations, reputational damage, and psychological damage… much in a large part from and overly aggressive,  Durham County’s District Attorney Mike Nifong.

You (Duke, UVA Men’s, and UVA Women’s Lax) have all gone through a lot off the field. You are appreciated and we wish you the best.

Kudos to all!

Brandon Allen, Matt Anderson, Ben Belmont, Mike Catalino
Tom Clute, Bill Conners, CJ Costabile, Stephen Coyle
Ned Crotty, Greg DeLuca, James Goldberg, Zach Howell
Michael Hutchings, David Lawson, Jonathan Livadas
Eddie Loftus, Michael Manley, Parker McKee, Will McKee
Henry Meyer, Scot Meyer, Terrence Molinari, Tom Montelli
Jimmy O’Neill, Josh Offit, Jason Orlando, Tommy Patterson
Sam Payton, Spencer Peterson, Max Quinzani, Mike Rock
Robert Rotanz, Andrew Rullan, Tom Rynn, Steve Schoeffel
Devon Sherwood, Sam Solie, Sam Spillane, Dan Theodoridis
Joe Tkac, Jake Tripucka, Justin Turri, Tucker Virtue
Dan Wigrizer, Max Wygod, Kevin Young

Shamel Bratton, Chris Clements, Rhamel Bratton, Matt White
Harry Prevas, Steele Stanwick, Connor English, Adam Ghitelman
Todd Faiella, Chris Bocklet, John Haldy, Peter Borror
Kevin Carroll, Garett Ince, Jarrid Puzes, Mikey Thompson
Rob Fortunato, Chris Landon, Howie Long, Matt Cockerton
Brian McLinden, Brian Pomper, Ryan Nizolek, Blake Riley
Brian McDermott, Ken Clausen, Wyatt Melzer, Nick O’Reilly
Bray Malphrus, Matt Kugler, Jacob Ghitelman, Colin Briggs
Brian Carroll, Ryan Benincasa, Tim Fuchs, Will Bolton,
Matt Lovejoy, Max Pomper, Rob Eimer, Chris LaPierre

Yeardley Love , Kelly Austin, Josie Owen
Claire Banta, Megan Dunleavy, Molly Millard
Liz Downs, Bailey Fogarty, Whitaker Hagerman
Kaitlin Duff, Charlie Finnigan, Caity Whiteley
Molly McClintic, Brittany Kalkstein, Ainsley Baker
Anne Thomas, Caroline McTiernan, Marghi Walters
Julie Gardner, Erin Laschinger, Lauren Benner
Marye Kellermann, Kim Kolarik, Annie Taylor

UVA Lacrosse. UVA Lacrosse.

UVA Lacrosse

Girls – We’re sorry about your game loss and end of the season. Our thoughts and blessings are with you regarding the loss of your friend and teammate Yeardley Love. At your young ages, this may be the first loss of a loved one.  Yeardley will always be with you. Time does not heal everything but cherish the memories and funyou had with her.


Boys – Kick some butt today. We’re all with you.

Go UVA!