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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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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2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Ring Chasing

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Ring Chasing


Last weekend was a special one for the fourteen members of our senior class, as we were all honored for Senior Day versus Lafayette. Lafayette, as many of you know, is our rival, and we were looking to go 4-0 against them in our careers. A goal for the lacrosse team, as well as the Lehigh Athletics Department in general, is to “Always defeat Lafayette.” We knew that although they didn’t have the best record, they were a very talented team and we would have to bring our “A” game to do so. Read More…

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2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: The Tribe’s Final Ride

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: The Tribe’s Final Ride


Last Friday night was a huge win. With the Regular Season Championship on the line, we were able to pull out the win over a very talented Bucknell team. As “Clarity” was bumping in the locker room after the win, and everyone was jumping up and down, it finally hit me; we would be hosting the Patriot League Tournament for the first time in school history. This is one of many of the firsts that we have accomplished since I have been here, and this was quite the turn around from my freshman year when we didn’t even qualify for the Patriot League Tournament. Read More…

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2013 Boston University Lacrosse Player Blog: Pray for Boston

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What a week it has been in Boston. It is hard to begin with a fun, lighthearted recap of our incredible senior game after such terrible, senseless acts that have just taken place at the Boston marathon. NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) tweeted one of the best interpretations of fearless acts- “Reports of Marathon Runners that crossed finish line and continued to run to Mass General Hosptial to give blood to victims #prayforboston.” Read More…

2013 Notre Dame Lacrosse Player Blog: Pitch Imperfect, Freshman Bus Karaoke

May 20, 2012; Chester, PA USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish attack Sean Rogers (18) celebrates his goal with teammate Eric Keppeler (24) during the second half of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals against the Virginia Cavaliers at PPL Park. The Fighting Irish won 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


Hello again, lacrosse fans, Notre Dame fans, and awesome blog fans. In this week’s adventure I take you inside yet another Notre Dame tradition. While the trip only takes place once every two years, it may be the most memorable team experience in my college career. 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 Boston University Lacrosse Blog: Pretty in Pink

2013 Boston University Lacrosse Blog: Pretty in Pink


Hey bloggers! It’s been about a week since our last post and we have 3 games to catch up on. When we last talked we had Harvard next on the docket. Our cross-river rival spanked us two years ago, and although last year we showed a little improvement with an 11-9 loss, we had some redeeming to do. This year our game was the Friday before Easter, under-the-lights, and also our Breast Cancer Awareness game. Read More…

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Choo Choo, All Aboard

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Choo Choo, All Aboard


Practice wrapped up on a great note last Friday and as Coach Cassese says, “the hay was in the barn.” Navy was coming to town and we knew we were in for a dogfight, which is always the case with a league school let alone one of the academies. A huge emphasis all week was on the fast start that Navy has been able to conjure up all season, as they were crushing their opponents in the first quarter. Read More…

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2013 Boston University Lacrosse Player Blog: Luck of the Irish

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Wow, it’s been a while. When we last left off, I was on the plane ride home from Denver, which at this point seems like an eternity ago. When we first got home all the dorms were locked because BU was still technically on Spring Break; luckily, my building stays open during breaks and holidays so I could go home to my own bed. Our freshmen were not so lucky and four of them came home with me to our suite. Read More…