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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.
The Long Island Factor. The 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|
Coach Matt Kerwick is putting together the Men’s Lacrosse Team at the University of Jacksonville. We wish him the best of luck developing the program.
He has been successful recruiting some players from here on Long Island (Robert Moore (A) – West Islip High School, West Islip, N.Y, and Kyle Rebman (A) – Baldwin High School, Baldwin, N.Y.) and All-American Peter Deluca (Goalie) – Penn Manor High School, Philadelphia, Pa.
JU starts this year (February 6, 2010) against UNC.
Go for it Coach. Here is his recruiting video.
If you are looking to play D1 Lax, it’s worth taking a look. You can help build a winner.
You play lacrosse in high school. Everyone dreams of playing high D1 college lacrosse at Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, UVA, UNC, Hofstra, Princeton, Maryland, or other top schools.
Per the National Collegiate Scouting Association (ncsa.org), there are 287 colleges offering Men’s Lacrosse and 356 colleges offering Women’s Lacrosse. That’s a lot of schools of varying “Divisions”, sizes, and qualities of programs. But it is a lot of schools so there is opportunity to play. You may not end up starting at UVA, but you can continue playing the sport you love after high school.
To get money and scholarships you need exposure. Participate in camps and programs. Get out there. Write letters. Get good grades. Network. Speak to your coach. Improve your skills.
Many of the Division III schools offer merit, academic, and need-base scholarships.
There is a lot of useful information on the web. A good place to start is ncsa.org.
Go for it!