Exciting lacrosse continues as Le Moyne and Stevenson capture National Titles Sunday

May 26, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; RIT Tigers midfielder Eddie Kiesa (32) handles the ball as Stevenson Mustangs defenseman Kyle Holechek (9) defends during the second quarter of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports


Philadelphia lacrosse fans have gotten a treat over the first two days of Championship Weekend. After Saturday’s Division I Semifinals were decided by two then one goal, respectively, Sunday’s Division II and III Championship Games followed suit. In a wild, unpredictable year, all the games ended up close at the end… but how they got there was anything but conventional. Read More…

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Greg Griffo Becomes Tampa’s First Lacrosse All-American, Full Division II All-American List Included



TAMPA, Fla. – University of Tampa men’s lacrosse standout Greg Griffo has been named an honorable mention All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Coaching Association (USILA). He becomes the first player in program history to earn the honor. Griffo, a senior from Babylon, N.Y., recently concluded his Spartan career as the team’s leading scorer. In 16 games, he netted 28 goals and 10 assists, including a pair of game-winning goals. He registered at least one points in 14 games this season. Read More…

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Seton Hill Warrior TII Playoff Helmets

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4onetwolax shared a pic of Seton Hill’s custom Warrior TII Helmet. The Western, PA, D2 power has experienced a lot this season. Earlier this spring, the Women’s team lost their head coach in a bus crash. Read More…

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Griffo Wins Player of the Year; Spartans Place Nine on DSC All-Conference Team



WINGATE, N.C. – The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team won its second straight Deep South Conference regular season title and Monday nine players were named to the DSC All-Conference Team.

For the second straight year, Greg Griffo was a first-team selection for the Spartans. Joey McMahan, Jasper Gantick, Eric Dance, Larry Gress, and Trevor Calleja were named second-team All-DSC, while Joseph Fiorucci, Kyle Hemrick, and Ryan Becker received honorable mention recognition. Read More…

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Griffo Scores Late Goals to Lift Spartans Past Bears



HICKORY, N.C. – In a game with five lead changes and eight ties, Greg Griffo scored two goals in the final three minutes to give the University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team a 13-11 win over deep south conference opponent Lenoir-Rhyne Saturday afternoon at Moretz stadium. With the win the Spartans improve to 8-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play, while the Bears fall to 8-5 and 5-2 in the DSC. Read More…

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University of Tampa to Dedicate New 90,000 Square-Foot Field, Lacrosse Complex



TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa will dedicate the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex on Kennedy Boulevard on Friday, April 5 at 7:25 p.m. The first men’s lacrosse game on the new field will follow immediately at 8 p.m., versus Rollins College. The dedication will begin with a ribbon cutting at the front of the stadium. UT President Ronald L. Vaughn and other campus and community leaders will speak. Then, at 7:45 p.m., special guests, including lead donor Vince Naimoli, will be recognized with a special on-field dedication. The Spartans will then face off against the Rollins Tars at 8 p.m. Read More…

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Strong Defensive Efforts Leads Spartans to 9-8 win over Wheeling Jesuit Lacrosse



CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Joseph Fiorucci made 11 saves, while the defense forced 15 turnovers as the University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team defeated Wheeling Jesuit 8-7, Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Christian High School. With the win the Spartans improve to 6-4, while the Cardinals drop to 6-4. Read More…

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Merrimack Lacrosse: All-Access Documentary

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Director Max Collins takes you back behind-the-scenes of what it takes to be a Merrimack College Warrior. See NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse like you’ve never seen it before in the do-or-die Northeast-10 Conference. Fans of the HBO series 24/7 will see just how student athletes prepare for a crucial battle in this groundbreaking documentary. Read More…

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Lacrosse Player Finds Comfort in Hip-Hop



The men’s lacrosse team may be new to the University of Tampa, but their remarkable debut in 2012 leaves short stick defensive mid-fielder, Mike Tyrrell, rightfully hopeful for a phenomenal second season. Born and raised in Canada, Tyrrell had a huge impact on the relevance of lacrosse back in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta-noting that only “10-15 guys” before him ever pursued post-high school lax careers there. Calgary is a city in Southwestern Canada that lies among the beautiful Rocky Mountains, just north of Montana. Read More…

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Spartans Roll Up Their Sleeves and Take Care of Catawba, 17-10



TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team scored four first quarter goal to propel them to a 17-10 win over Catawba, Saturday afternoon at Pepin Stadium. With the win, Tampa improves to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the Deep South Conference, while Catawba falls to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Read More…

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