Carthage College Lacrosse: The Red Men

Posted on May 4, 2011 by

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In the state normally known for their cheese, and even better for the Super Bowl championship Packers, Wisconsin has another team at the Collegiate level, other than the newly announced DI jumper, Marquette, to be proud of.  Carthage College, a quiet, well-respected private college that is nestled into Kenosha has been quickly growing into a lacrosse program that is starting to gain some popularity, and even some respect.  Not only in their conference, the MLC, but even in Division III as a whole.  They may not be a top tier power right now in their NCAA division, but that’s the way they like it, the underdogs, and they’ll take it.  Underestimate them, and you’ll be in for a long day.  This year the Red Men are 12-4, which is an improvement from last year when they went 8-6.  Moreover, just the year before that, they only went 3-7.  Nevertheless, you can see what I am getting at with how much the team has improved as a whole, and teams they were getting blown out by, they are now beating and getting respect just two years later.

What has changed in those two years?  Well, I have talked to a few people on the team such as: Sean Farrell, Nick Condon, and Cory Childs.  In fact, don’t let Cory’s last name fool you as he doesn’t even play the game as a child!  He is one of the top scorers on the team with 62 points, and attributes the improvement of the team to a better overall sense of morale, better talent, better training, and just an overall improvement as a team with the basic elements of the game.  It’s the little things that matter.

Coach Farrell and I, who share a common bond, as we both served in the military, explained all the elements of the team to me, and even the future of the team, which seems very bright.  In fact, the best aspect of team is the fact that everyone doesn’t just focus on lacrosse all the time, of course when it’s game time, it’s all about winning, but they all find time to have fun and do things as a team outside of lacrosse to ensure they don’t get burnt out.  Moreover, they welcome anyone who is interested in the team, and do whatever they can to ensure they answer any questions a recruit may have, which proves to be very vital in the recruiting process.  Nick Condon, a Missouri Native, who seems to be linked to me in many ways, and who’s Godfather was Mike Sennett, God rest his soul, has talked to me extensively about the team and explained the numerous elements of the team.  The players perspective always proves to be the best avenue of approach when writing about a team, especially when it’s sports related, and he even stated a lot of what Cory was saying, and even added that with playing well against teams that they were beaten by in the past has raised the confidence tremendously already.  Confidence is infectious, but talent isn’t, so what Carthage is doing with their talent is making the most of every practice and finding where they are weak, building a structured gameplan, scouting, and executing thoroughly, and it’s working very well.  Here are the stats from the official team page.


The Red Men just took on Adrian this past weekend, but they will be taking on Adrian again on May 7th in their conference tournament.  While they only lost by one point in their last game to Adrian, the Red Men are looking to rebound and regroup to overcome that loss and get some redemption, and while they are looking to do so, they know Adrian is not going to just let them have the game, Carthage will have to come and take it from them.  And now, for the action shots of the lacrosse team!  All photo’s are taken by Karen Munthe, and anyone wanted to use her photo’s will need her consent!


Hope everyone enjoyed getting to know the Carthage College Lacrosse team, and if anyone wants to shoot a couple of the guys a message on Twitter, Nick Condon, Adam Sammarco, and Hunter Douglas all have accounts!

As always, Carthage College is looking for quality Student-Athletes, so if you believe you’re an individual who posseses the talent in the classroom that matches the talent on the field then I suggest you contact one of these two men below:


Lastly, if you ever want to get in contact with me, feel free to shoot me an email at josh@umgoblue.com or send me a message over Twitter @TheRealHag and I will get back at ya ASAP!

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  • Cloubert01

    Just want to say how first year program at Aurora University beat the redmen 11-4. Watch out the spartans in the MLC conference tournament this weekend.

  • Hdouglas

    cool

  • yo mama

    How bout they go play some real teams instead of racking up the score on little teams to make them look good biggest bunch of jokes

  • Guest

    haters gonna hate

  • no, You’re Mother.

    haha, random nerds getting mad at carthage when they’re probably on carthage’s schedule.

  • Guest

    Not to hate or anything, but no one I know of cares about Carthage, and I’m from Wisconsin. The lack of Wisconsin talent being on the team as well as their location with really only one high school team within a reasonable drive from the school, their support from the state is very limited. Although their record may not be as good, Concordia University has much more support from the area lax community because they recruited the area heavily.

  • Guest

    Not to hate or anything, but no one I know of cares about Carthage, and I’m from Wisconsin. The lack of Wisconsin talent being on the team as well as their location with really only one high school team within a reasonable drive from the school, their support from the state is very limited. Although their record may not be as good, Concordia University has much more support from the area lax community because they recruited the area heavily.

  • Guest

    Um. Not to hate but concordia has 3 people on the team from WI and 9 Canadian players. Thats not recruiting from the area.

  • Guest

    Um. Not to hate but concordia has 3 people on the team from WI and 9 Canadian players. Thats not recruiting from the area.

  • S.Tanner

    Concordia does recruit heavily throughout Wisconsin, they just don’t have many commits coming in from there.

  • S.Tanner

    Concordia does recruit heavily throughout Wisconsin, they just don’t have many commits coming in from there.

  • S.Tanner

    Concordia does recruit heavily throughout Wisconsin, they just don’t have many commits coming in from there.

  • S.Tanner

    Concordia does recruit heavily throughout Wisconsin, they just don’t have many commits coming in from there.

  • S.Tanner

    Concordia does recruit heavily throughout Wisconsin, they just don’t have many commits coming in from there.

  • S.Tanner

    Concordia does recruit heavily throughout Wisconsin, they just don’t have many commits coming in from there.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealHag Josh Hagerman

    Regardless of who is what, and where is how, and all the elements of life and cheese, lacrosse is growing at a rapid rate, and even though many people’s loyalty may be with a specific team, conference, and level of play, lets just be happy the sport is getting some publicity and leave the infantile comments at the playskool table that has spaghetti stains, ok? I would appreciate it. I value any team, no matter who they schedule, support from state, who they recruit, and I would write features on every team in the world, but it’s just not possible. Nevertheless, this day and feature is for Carthage and OUR sport and community, so be happy.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealHag Josh Hagerman

    Regardless of who is what, and where is how, and all the elements of life and cheese, lacrosse is growing at a rapid rate, and even though many people’s loyalty may be with a specific team, conference, and level of play, lets just be happy the sport is getting some publicity and leave the infantile comments at the playskool table that has spaghetti stains, ok? I would appreciate it. I value any team, no matter who they schedule, support from state, who they recruit, and I would write features on every team in the world, but it’s just not possible. Nevertheless, this day and feature is for Carthage and OUR sport and community, so be happy.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealHag Josh Hagerman

    Regardless of who is what, and where is how, and all the elements of life and cheese, lacrosse is growing at a rapid rate, and even though many people’s loyalty may be with a specific team, conference, and level of play, lets just be happy the sport is getting some publicity and leave the infantile comments at the playskool table that has spaghetti stains, ok? I would appreciate it. I value any team, no matter who they schedule, support from state, who they recruit, and I would write features on every team in the world, but it’s just not possible. Nevertheless, this day and feature is for Carthage and OUR sport and community, so be happy.

  • Midwestlax

    Carthage is going to recruit good players regardless of where their from. their not gonna recruit WI players for the sake that their privately owned school is located in WI (Only minutes from IL).

    lol Concordia recruits everyone, even on an article about Carthage your trying to sell your program.

  • Dmunthe21

    it was 10-4

  • Guest

    Wisconsin talent sucks, so why would carthage recruit in the area.

  • Guest

    why is everyone hating on carthage? they are a THIRD year program. no big name teams are going to schedule them because of the chance of losing to carthage could screw over their chances at making the tournament. just like no big programs are going to schedule aurora or concordia for the next couple years. there is nothing carthage, aurora, and concordia can do about it. its going to take time before these schools get bigger name teams to play them. look at these three teams schedules from this year, with the exception of concordia playing wittenburg, their schedules were pretty similar. carthage players arent talking up their program, they realize who they are playing and the image that is being brought upon them. Carthage players didnt write this article. im sure in the near future aurora and concordia will have articles written about them. so if your gonna hate on any of these three teams, then hate but know that you are blowing smoke up the wrong tree and you are just wasting your time.

  • Guest

    why is everyone hating on carthage? they are a THIRD year program. no big name teams are going to schedule them because of the chance of losing to carthage could screw over their chances at making the tournament. just like no big programs are going to schedule aurora or concordia for the next couple years. there is nothing carthage, aurora, and concordia can do about it. its going to take time before these schools get bigger name teams to play them. look at these three teams schedules from this year, with the exception of concordia playing wittenburg, their schedules were pretty similar. carthage players arent talking up their program, they realize who they are playing and the image that is being brought upon them. Carthage players didnt write this article. im sure in the near future aurora and concordia will have articles written about them. so if your gonna hate on any of these three teams, then hate but know that you are blowing smoke up the wrong tree and you are just wasting your time.

  • Midwestlax

    You bring up a good point, Im from IN and Notre Dame is not showing us any love. Our support for ND is very limited. You and I should go coast to coast and bring up this vaild point to programs like Syracuse and Virgina.

  • Cloubert01

    That’s why the MLC is gettin a bid into the tourny next year, so teams like Aurora and Concordia can showcase their talent…not that Concordia is that good either

  • Cloubert01

    That’s why the MLC is gettin a bid into the tourny next year, so teams like Aurora and Concordia can showcase their talent…not that Concordia is that good either

  • Cloubert01

    and they’re still not good.

  • Cloubert01

    and they’re still not good.

  • Cloubert01

    HA oh, my bad. Aurora just held a team that averaged 17 goals a game to 4 goals and held two of the best attackmen in the conference to one point a piece…and tore apart their defense in the 2nd half….

  • Cloubert01

    HA oh, my bad. Aurora just held a team that averaged 17 goals a game to 4 goals and held two of the best attackmen in the conference to one point a piece…and tore apart their defense in the 2nd half….

  • Cloubert01

    beating carthage…

  • Cloubert01

    beating carthage…

  • Guest

    Why doesn’t Carthage travel east and play a good team for once? Adrian (4th year program) played 4 established teams from the eastern part of the Midwest and 2 east coast teams, Concordia (3rd year program) played Wittenburg for its opening game, and Aurora (1st year program) played two North Coast teams to start their NCAA program. Carthage should have no trouble scheduling better teams to play. They’re not as good as they think they are. Play a more demanding non-conference schedule, then see if they deserve some respect from the lacrosse community.

  • Guest

    ok 9 of Carthage’s 12 wins are against teams that are well below .500. play better teams because playing teams in the SCAC are not good wins they are garbage wins. i mean come on if you take away the first year teams on their schedule which no one knew anything about yet they only had 2 quality teams on their schedule and they are Adrian and Mt. St. Joseph, both games they lost by a goal. Sure they have another shot and come in with a chip on their shoulder, but now Adrian has been preparing all week and know what they have to do to win. I think Carthage needs to play better teams throughout their schedule. Travel to the east coast and play teams those wins and losses look better than wins and losses against a bunch of teams from down south and in the MLC.

  • Guest

    ok 9 of Carthage’s 12 wins are against teams that are well below .500. play better teams because playing teams in the SCAC are not good wins they are garbage wins. i mean come on if you take away the first year teams on their schedule which no one knew anything about yet they only had 2 quality teams on their schedule and they are Adrian and Mt. St. Joseph, both games they lost by a goal. Sure they have another shot and come in with a chip on their shoulder, but now Adrian has been preparing all week and know what they have to do to win. I think Carthage needs to play better teams throughout their schedule. Travel to the east coast and play teams those wins and losses look better than wins and losses against a bunch of teams from down south and in the MLC.

  • Guest

    You realize that all three of those teams still aren’t the top team in the MLC? Adrian hasn’t lost in conference in two seasons. If teams like Aurora, Carthage, Concordia, or even Mount Saint Joesph want to get that bid, they have to beat Adrian twice a season. Adrian doesn’t even need the AQ to make the tourny. They did it on their own this year, by playing an out of conference schedule that is harder than their conference schedule. Take a page out of AC’s book and play the top NCAC teams and east coast teams.

  • Ed_diec

    You have got to be kiiding me…. This is a fantastic piece not only for Carthage but Lacrosse in the Midwest!!! Men, this is their third year. Carthage has improved year over year. Doesn’t that matter?
    Its also great that Aurora had a great first year campaign. Its all about getting better and making this conference legit. BTW – I didn’t see anyone else holding back beating other first year schools.
    Look at all the scores again first year programs – Carthage and everyone else played the same way. Carthage is getting better as they should, so is Mt. St. Joe’s, so is Hendrix (they won this year). Carthage played Adrian well. Closest conference game Adrian had all year.
    Its great to see Midwest Colleges get after -

  • Guest

    concordia is a first year program.

  • Guest

    concordia is a first year program.

  • Guest

    concordia is a first year program.

  • Guest

    Carthage is a joke of a program. If they want to get better than they shouldn’t play 10+ first year programs from who knows where. There top scorers got points against teams that can barely hold a lacrosse stick. Lets see Carthage play against some half decent teams and see how many points they get. Aurora beat them by 6 goals. Enough said

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealHag Josh Hagerman

    Denial and projection here. Be happy lacrosse not only has a forum to showcase teams, apparel, music we listen to, companies who wants to make the products we use and wear truly ours because without this website and writers on this website, our sport as a whole, and many others, including the companies and publicity on TV, we would be nothing. Put the banter aside children, it’s past your bed time and time to change your size 4 pampers. If you’re going to fight like children, at least put your real name, man-up…

  • Guest

    Let’s be honest here, everybody commenting here is in the MLC…

  • Commodore Von Punchnstab

    First of all in a down economy it is foolish to think a team with a very little budget will be taking their team Winnebago farther than MSOE. With raising gas prices, the cost of oil and crude substitutes, the east-coast becomes even farther away. Do you realize how much more fun it is to beat really bad teams? It uplift’s your self esteem, and generally gives you a sense of accomplishment when in reality you do very little. Carthage has life figured out.

  • Charlie Sheen

    HA oh, my bad the refs gave Carthage 10 penalties in 5 minutes. MAN UP GOALS ARE HAAAARDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • Guest

    yeah have fun with Chad Ellis next year. I would hold your tongue

  • Cloubert01

    Totally agree. Adrian has done a great job building a program the right way. Conrats to them. Maybe they should get a section on them, instead of Carthage getting a section on them

  • Guest

    Thats a great plan. Considering they just lost to Adrian 19-6, and it was 11-1 at half time. They’re really going places.

  • The Blue Ox

    If anybody makes anymore fun of Carthage I’m going to go to Ocean City and sexually assault somebody #kylorberkman

  • Guest

    we get it you think your team is so amazing but do you see any carthage players talking themselves up? I know this might come to as a shock but we dont live our lives through the MLC. we play midwest D3 lacrosse at beginner programs. Have you ever watched the best D3 teams play? You wouldnt even make their club teams.

  • Your a joke

    what is your malfunction? Carthage can not do anything about who is on their schedule. if Carthage is such a joke of a program how do they take Adrain to a one goal game? No carthage players are ranting and raving about how great they are. they are just playing the games they are given. what are they supposed to do against teams like Hanover and Millsaps. you are probably played the same teams as Carthage and the results were the same.

  • Guest

    funny cuz i don’t go to concordia. i turned them down for a chance to play at a better school

  • Guest

    oh, i’m sorry for offending you mr rabil. wait, you’re not rabil so how about you keep your judgements to yourself bro. we’ve had varisty lax here for about a decade only so we have a lot less coaching than the hotbeds to develop our players.

  • Guest

    indiana has some good talent too. i’m not saying schools like ND and Carthage need to have a full in state roster, but having only one or two guys does a pretty bad job of spreading the game in the area

  • Guest

    just cuz they dont have the commitments doesnt mean they dont recruit the area. they recruit it heavily just no one wants to go there right now

  • Esteban

    This is great. You sound like a moron.

  • DP13

    I love all these people ragging on a program because they’re playing first year teams and doing what they should be doing, playing in conference games and teams within their budget. It’s a start-up DIII program which means money can’t be spent on cross-country trips to Maryland and New York or any schools in the NESCAC, especially if they want lots of games and updated equipment.

    Also have you ever heard of warm-up games where teams play lower tier teams to boost their confidence? Well think about the season as one big warm-up. Essentially Carthage is trying to build their confidence gradually by growing better within their conference as well as establish themselves as competitive team. As a young program you don’t want your players’ morale crushed by DIII powerhouses or higher tiered teams on the East Coast.

    In terms of recruiting no kid wants to go to a school seeing a 3-7 record, but a 12-5 record with a sweet equipment setup that’s pretty persuasive for recruits. As well as proving that you can compete against better teams, i.e. Adrian and DI programs. (Yea I know, Mercer is first year DI so what).

    As for all of you Aurora players, any given day any team can beat another. Just because you beat them once doesn’t mean they suck or are an inferior team to yours.

  • herpes

    at the end of the day its more about all the teams in the mlc being able to compete at a high level out of conference and making this conference respectable so cheers to carthage for getting a good article to help recruiting and to aurora for coming out strong and to adrian getting to represent the mlc in the tourney

  • laxnallday

    I assume you’re referencing Kylor Berkman..He coaches at Aurora, not Carthage. If you’re going to slander someone, get your facts straight first. 

  • laxallday

    You’re so wrong. Carthage, like Concordia and Aurora as well, would love to schedule games against better teams, but the better teams are afraid to lose to these new programs, because it would make them look bad. Carthage had a game scheduled against Wooster, but Wooster canceled and wouldn’t reschedule because they were afraid they might lose. And BTW, quit being such a hater. If you really loved the game, you’d support all who played it, not just the big names on the East Coast. Real players play, wherever that may be…the lacrosse “community” at large should support each other. The game gets very little respect as it is. Everytime you shit-talk lacrosse programs, baseball wins.  
     

  • laxallday

    You might think Carthage is a joke program, but they treat their players really well and give them a shit-ton of money to play there. Unlike the “club team” circut, they pay to play and are supported by the NCAA, which means they get all their equipment and a per diem for travel, just like the other NCAA sanctioned teams, DI, DII or DIII. And it’s a highly respected school to get a degree from. And at the end of the day, three quarters of the guys who play DI would kill to play all four years instead of sitting the bench for three and then MAYBE see ten minutes on the field senior year. If you care about the game and not the name on the hoodie, these start-up programs have a lot to offer. After all, it’s not like anybody’s signing million dollar offers in the MLL. Once you’re out of college it’s OVER, play while you can, get a degree and get out of school with zero loans…Unless of course you’re Mikey Powell…Oh wait! He’s UNEMPLOYED and un-degreed!
    Grow up.  

  • laxnallday

    Finally. An adult with a valid opinion. I applaud your effort and couldn’t agree with you more. Grow the game…not the egos. 

  • laxnallday

    Oh and P.S. He didn’t sexually assault anybody. He pulled a woman’s hair. Still a dick move, but not a sexual assault by any means…