2014 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Responsible to the Element, Accountable to the Mission

2014 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Responsible to the Element, Accountable to the Mission


“Responsible to the element, Accountable to the mission.” This quote is the 2014 Colgate Lacrosse mantra and is printed on the back of every team members practice shirt. Coach Murphy took this quote from Toughness by Jay Bilas; our team’s mandatory summer reading. Read More…

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Video Highlights: Colgate Scores 3 Goals in 49 Seconds to Defeat Bryant, 7-4

Video Highlights: Colgate Scores 3 Goals in 49 Seconds to Defeat Bryant, 7-4


Frigid Andy Kerr Stadium felt like sunny and 75 for the Raiders during a sizzling stretch of the second quarter. Colgate scored four times in a 4-minute, 26-second stretch that turned a 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 lead at intermission. Read More…

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2014 Patriot League Lacrosse Preview

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The past few seasons, the Patriot league has been considered one of the most competitive conference in college lacrosse, featuring traditional powerhouses such as Army and Navy along with up-and-coming teams like Lehigh and Bucknell. Read More…

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2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Maryland for the Seniors

2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Maryland for the Seniors


Since this will be my last blog I would like to thank everyone who has been reading the blog, I really appreciate the support you guys (mostly parents) gave me throughout the season. Also, I want to say thanks to my coaches and Lacrosse Playground who gave me the opportunity to write this piece, as it was a really unique and fun experience. Once again, thanks to everyone. Read More…

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2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Back in Bethlehem (Game Highlights)

2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Back in Bethlehem


The weekend we had preparing for all season was upon us, The Patriot League Tournament. As Coach Murphy said throughout the week, it’s a new season, everyone was starting 0-0. Despite what we would consider a sub par Patriot League regular season at 3-3, we had a chance to redeem ourselves over the weekend. There could be no better way to start our championship run than against our rivals the Lehigh Mountainhawks. Read More…

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Poillon Named Patriot League Goalie of the Year, Full All-League Selections



BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh sophomore goalie Matt Poillon has been named Patriot League Goalie of the Year for a second straight season, while six others joined him as All-League honorees, as announced on Tuesday. Poillon and senior Mike Noone were named to the First Team while seniors David DiMaria, Brian Hess, Ryan Snyder, junior Ty Souders and sophomore Patrick Corbett garnered Second Team laurels. Read More…

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2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Senior Day on Andy Kerr

2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Senior Day on Andy Kerr


The victory over Lafayette punched our ticket into the Patriot League Tournament, but the regular season was far from over with a rivalry matchup against Bucknell coming up on Saturday. Not only were we playing one of our old foes, but also we were celebrating Senior Day in what was our last home game this season at Andy Kerr Stadium. After spoiling Lafayette’s senior day last week, we didn’t want the same happening to our senior class on Saturday. Read More…

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2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Patriot League Tournament Bound

May 20, 2012; Chester, PA USA; Duke Blue Devils defender Luke Duprey (91) defends Colgate Raiders midfielder Conor Braddish (8) during the first half of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at PPL Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


The loss to our rivals was a tough one, but the close decision gave us the confidence that we could beat anyone in our league. Next up would be a Saturday matchup with the Lafayette Leopards. A win would secure a birth into The Patriot League tournament, allowing us to compete for our season’s goal of winning a Patriot League Championship. Saturday’s matchup would give our team an opportunity to get back in the win column, and build momentum towards our important end of season games. Read More…

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2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Battle in Bethlehem

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After the loss to Army we were forced to regroup and recover for our upcoming game against the team from Bethlehem. Not much needed to be said to get us going for this one, as we were playing the team that took the Patriot League Championship away from us last year. That ring hanging above the entrance to our locker room all spring, that flag they stomped on our field, that was all we needed to motivate us throughout the week and on game day. Read More…

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2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Army Week

May 20, 2012; Chester, PA USA; Colgate Raiders goalie Conor Murphy (38) makes a save against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at PPL Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


I would be doing a disservice to my readers to note mention the charity auction that a few of our seniors were lucky enough to participate in on Friday night. Seniors Jimmy Queeney, Bill Manning, and Connor Brown took part in The Brothers Society charity auction, where lovely Colgate females had the opportunity to bid for a date with three of our finest seniors. They ended up going in as a unit, which was a good idea since each guy gives something you are looking for in a man. Read More…

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