North Carolina Lacrosse Releases 2013 Schedule

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; John Hopkins Blue Jays attack Wells Stanwick (center) shoots on goal against North Carolina Tar Heels goalkeeper Steven Rastivo (19) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. North Carolina Tar Heels defeat the John Hopkins Blue Jays 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Seven regular-season games and two scrimmages against 2012 NCAA Tournament Teams highlight the 2013 schedule for the University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team announced Thursday by fifth-year Tar Heel head coach Joe Breschi. Read More…

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UVA, UNC Leaving the ACC for the Big Ten

May 30, 2011; Baltimore, MD, USA; Members of the Virginia Cavaliers jump into a pile after defeating the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Division I Men's lacrosse national championship game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE


The haters came out in droves once Maryland announced its move to the B1G. People didn’t understand the meaning behind it. Moving to the B1G means Maryland can finally make money and climb out of debt created by its former Athletic Director Debbie Yow. Moreover, in terms of lacrosse, people believed the historic tradition of Maryland lacrosse would be tainted. Read More…

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2012 UNC Lacrosse Documentary, Part 2

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defenseman Jordan Smith (31) strips ball from John Hopkins Blue Jays attack Zach Palmer (45) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. North Carolina Tar Heels defeat the John Hopkins Blue Jays 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE


September 24, Lacrosse Playground posted an awesome UNC Lacrosse Fall Ball training video, which was the first part of what’s soon to be a completed documentary. Today, we have Part Duex. Read More…

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Chris LaPierre Becomes First Solo Captain for Virginia Lacrosse Since 1981

May 21, 2011; Hempstead NY, USA; Virginia Cavaliers midfielder Chris LaPierre (44) flips Cornell Big Red defenseman Mike Bronzino (31) during the quarterfinal round of 2011 NCAA mens lacrosse tournament at James M. Shuart Stadium. Virginia defeated Cornell by a score of 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-US PRESSWIRE


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia announced that midfielder Chris LaPierre has been selected as team captain for the 2013 campaign. Read More…

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Notre Dame’s Head Coach Reacts to Joining ACC (Video)

May 31, 2010; Baltimore, MD, USA; Notre Dame defenseman Neal Hicks (11) gets cross checked by Duke midfielder Sam Solie (23) during the first half of the 2010 NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE


The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to accept the University of Notre Dame as a new member. The Irish will compete as full members in all conference sponsored sports with the exception of football which will play five games annually against league programs. To say the least, the lacrosse coaches are pumped to join the ACC. Read More…

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Notre Dame to the ACC, Speculations and Questions Answered in Press Conference

May 26, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish midfield Will Corrigan (17) controls the ball during the second half of the NCAA Division I semifinals against the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE


Earlier today, Lacrosse Playground reported the move Notre Dame has made to join the ACC. Yet, a lot of questions have created speculation for what the future holds. Read More…

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Syracuse Makes Deal to Leave Big East Early to Join ACC

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Syracuse Orange midfielder Hakeem Lecky (8) opens the game with a goal against Duke Blue Devils midfielder Jake Tripucka (7) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE


USA Today’s Erick Smith first reported that Syracuse University will be leaving the Big East Conference in order to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school reached a deal with the Big East, which has waived a 27 month exit window so the school can join the ACC July 1 of next year. However, the school will have to divvy out more than $7 million dollars to the league as part of the agreement. Read More…

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Maryland’s Katie Schwarzmann Wins Tewaaraton Award

Katie Schwarzmann, maryland lacrosse, Anthony Gruppuso, lacrosseplayground


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maryland junior Katie Schwarzmann became the third Terrapin to win the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the top player in women’s lacrosse, Thursday at the National Museum of the American Indian. Schwarzmann adds the lofty award to an already stout resume. The Sykesville, Md., native is a two-time IWLCA First Team All-American and three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree. Read More…

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Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: ‘Bring on the Terps’

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The privilege of playing lacrosse together still at this point in May is also special in its own right, but again by no means any source of complacency. A new opponent, a new opportunity, and a plethora of new naysayers are on the horizon. As has been the case since the days of my recruitment to Lehigh, though, the more that people predict us to lose, the more motivated (and more likely) we are to win. Bring on the Terps, bring on the NCAA Tournament, bring on the doubt…bring on whatever and I’m confident that it will only make this Lehigh lacrosse family stronger in the end. Read More…

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Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: The Terps Are Coming

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The Terps are coming to town on Saturday. It’s our senior day, the school’s springcoming, and the weather is supposed to cooperate. What better way could we as seniors ask to end our home careers other than beating Maryland at home and setting ourselves up for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. Of course we know it’s going to be a tough game coming at the end of the last week of classes, but who cares? Come Saturday the only thing that will matter is that all 47 guys on the roster go out to Andy Kerr and leave it all on the field. I can think of no better way to end my career here at Colgate than with this group of guys going up against an ACC powerhouse. Read More…

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