Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: We Made History

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Obviously a team never wants their season to end on a loss, but when looking back…what a ride. At the end of last season, the senior class knew we’d have a talented squad to lead this year, and understood how strong leadership combined with a cohesive group make for a great team. It would be our job to do just that. With about a month left in summer, the news was announced that Coach Murphy was hired as our new coach. He made sure to call every player, and discuss the coming year. When talking to each senior, Coach Murphy made clear his main goal for his inaugural season: make it the senior’s best one yet. Read More…

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Game Photos: Duke Drops Colgate, 17-6

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CHESTER, Pa. – Duke University used a 13-0 run over the course of three quarters en route to a convincing 17-6 win over Colgate in front of 10,770 fans the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse quarterfinals at PPL Park. Senior Robert Rotanz had six points and CJ Costabile picked up 15 ground balls to lead the third-seeded Blue Devils to the NCAA semifinals for the eighth time overall and sixth consecutive. Read More…

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Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: Go to the Final Four

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Now standing in our way is a very strong Duke team. They are solid in every facet of the game, but so are we. The trust and belief in one another on this team rivals any, and we plan to work as hard as ever for this game. It will not be easy, but we understand that. So following the graduation of our senior class in our hotel Saturday night (yes, we’re doing that), the opening face-off will be sometime around 2:30 on Sunday at PPL Park. It will come down to the team that takes care of the little things best, and the team that executes at the highest level. We aim to be that team and are working to make Sunday the best day ever. 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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Game Highlights and Photos: Lehigh Soars Over Colgate, Wins First Patriot League Tournament Title, 16-14

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HAMILTON, N.Y. – The eighth-ranked and second-seeded Lehigh men’s lacrosse team put together one of its strongest offensive outbursts of the season, tying a season-high 16 goals to beat the #10 Colgate Raiders, 16-14 and win its first-ever Patriot League Tournament Championship on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks (14-2) jumped out to a 5-0 lead then held off a Raiders’ (12-3) charge to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Junior Dante Fantoni earned Tournament MVP honors after posting nine points over the two games (five goals, four assists). Read More…

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Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: Who Needs Avicii When We Get to See Baumvicii

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Going into the fourth quarter it was tied 6-6. Coach’s message to us in the huddle was, “win this minute, then the next one, and the one after that until there are zeros on the clock!” Because of Rob Grabher’s performance at the X during the second and third quarters, Bucknell came out with three poles on the face-offs and it turned into a hard-fought battle each time. Read More…

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Colgate to Host Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament



CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – For the second straight season, hosting responsibilities for the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament came down to the final contest of the season between Bucknell and Colgate. A year ago, Bucknell went into Hamilton, N.Y., and picked up a victory on the road to clinch the tournament’s top seed and hosting responsibilities. The Raiders paid that back Friday night. Read More…

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Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: Lunch Has Been Cancelled Today Due to Lack of Hustle

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After coming off a big Lehigh win, we couldn’t let ourselves get complacent for Lafayette. Coach reminded us consistently throughout the week how he doesn’t care about their record, but about the fact that if we win this game, we’re in the Patriot League Tournament. Read More…

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Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: American Reunion

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When “Danza Kuduro” came on in the locker room yesterday around 4 pm, it was one of the best feelings any of us have had so far this season. We had just knocked off the #7 team in the country, and taken down the #1 defense. It didn’t stem from just showing up on Saturday, but from all the hard work we put in during the week leading up to it. Read More…

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Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: Best Day Ever

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Our team’s character is exactly what would be tested this week coming into Army. How would we respond to a Patriot League loss? We’d come ready to play in each day’s practice. Read More…

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