2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Friday Night Lights

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Friday Night Lights


The winner will earn the right to host the 2013 Patriot League Tournament, which is huge. This has been a goal of ours all season, as Lehigh has never hosted before. Bucknell is a very talented team that is extremely well coached, so we know we will have our hands full. As Coach Cassese said, “This game is going to be an absolute tilt,” and I couldn’t agree more. Read More…

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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 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Back On Track

January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) against the Michigan Wolverines during the second half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


I know I haven’t mentioned Ty much in this blog, but I can’t think of a kid I respect more for how hard he works on the field and just how great of a kid he is. Even though he is in the grade below me, I look up to him more than anyone on the team. Read More…

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2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Finding Our Identity

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Finding Our Identity


Coming off our huge win over Penn State, our squad felt like we were firing on all cylinders. The offense was starting to get very comfortable together and the defense was really starting to step up. We felt like we had corrected our early season woes and were back on the right track. We returned to an empty campus as everyone else went to Punta Cana or some other tropical place like that. Besides just going there, many of Lehigh’s students felt it necessary to post all of their pictures on every social media outlet possible. Read More…

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Lehigh Lacrosse hosts UMass Wednesday for ESPNU showdown



BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Riding two straight wins, the #15/16 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team looks for its first three-game winning streak of the season when it hosts UMass on Wednesday. Opening faceoff is set for 6 p.m. at the Ulrich Sports Complex and will air live nation-wide on ESPNU and WatchESPN as Warrior’s National Game of the Week. Mike Corey, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra are on the call. It marks Lehigh’s second ESPN game in the last 11 days (along with Penn State on ESPN3) and first ESPN telecast at home since last year’s NCAA Tournament against Maryland. Read More…

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Lehigh Lacrosse Wins Patriot League Opener at Army, 10-6



WEST POINT, N.Y. – Senior Brian Hess paced the offense with his second-career hat trick while sophomore Matt Poillon made 12 saves between the pipes as the #15/16 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team topped Army 10-6 in its league opener Saturday. Five Mountain Hawks (5-3, 1-0 Patriot League) finished with double-figure points, and senior Ryan Snyder was stellar at the faceoff X, to help Lehigh get off to an early lead which it wouldn’t relinquish. Read More…

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2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Harry Lawrence Guest Writes

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My choice was none other than Harry “The Stick Doctor” Lawrence, who is one of the lone English majors on the team (AKA he was my only choice). He agreed to proofread every one of my blogs and add input as long as he got one guest blog during the year, so here it goes. Shout out to my boy Harry L on his debut… Read More…

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#17/19 Lehigh beats #12/13 Penn State in Independence Classic

#17/19 Lehigh beats #12/13 Penn State in Independence Classic


CHESTER, Pa. – Senior Dante Fantoni and sophomore Dan Taylor paced the offense with five points apiece while sophomore Matt Poillon made 11 saves in goal as the #17/19 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team topped #12/13 Penn State, 12-10 in the Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic Saturday at PPL Park. Lehigh took a 5-1 halftime lead, but the Nittany Lions scored eight of the next 10 goals to take a 9-7 fourth-quarter advantage. The Mountain Hawks answered with five of the final six for the impressive victory on a national stage. Read More…

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2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Ups and Downs

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Ups and Downs


This past week definitely had its ups and downs. Coming off of our player’s only meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the team had a couple of great practices on Thursday and Friday. Our squad had a new sense of confidence as we were able to discuss our problems and figure out what we needed to do to be successful. Key themes that arose from the team meeting were playing together, playing hard, and regaining that chip on our shoulder that made us so successful last year. Read More…

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2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: #DontCallItAComeBack

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: #Don’tCallItaComeBack


I originally had written a two page analysis of what went wrong this weekend, but realized that if we want to win, we need to stop making excuses for ourselves and just let it all hang out. If you have been on any lacrosse website in the past two weeks, you know that February is when teams start to find their identity. So much hype was surrounding our matchup versus Denver asking, “Can Lehigh keep their spot among the game’s elites,” “Do they have what it takes to remain unbeaten?” Read More…

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