Ray Lewis’s Inspiring Speech to the Loyola Greyhounds Men’s Lacrosse Team

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The Loyola Men’s Lacrosse team stays true to its roots. This past week, the team received an enormous amount of support from Under Armour athlete and Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis. Lewis has become famous off the field for his hair-raising speeches. Unlike Johns Hopkins, who had New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick give a speech prior to this weekend’s NCAA Quarterfinal game, the Greyhounds sought inspiration from their backyard. Read More…

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Takeaways from Rivalry Weekend

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As Quint Kessenich said on Twitter Sunday, “Sometimes teams are coached to win games in March, but that ultimately costs them games in April.” The question is, who are those teams? If we weren’t sure headed into this weekend, we at least have an idea now. Duke dominates Virginia, Maryland shuts down Hopkins, the Tar Heel offense continues to gel and improve, and Loyola sits atop the national polls after a gritty win against growing power Denver. Read More…

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If The Season Ended Today….

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It’s almost May, which means it’s time for endless speculation about who will make the NCAA tournament. We’ve analyzed tournament resumes and have put together our best guess as to what the tournament would look like if the season ended today. Read More…

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Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Gains First No. 1 Spot Since Dave Cottle Era

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BALTIMORE – The Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team reached the No. 1 spot in both the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll and the USILA coaches rankings when the polls were released Monday morning. The Greyhounds, who are one of two remaining unbeaten teams nationally, are tied with the other unblemished squad, Massachusetts, in the coaches’ version. Read More…

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Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Goes on a Run to Beat Georgetown, 11-6

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BALTIMORE – Loyola University Maryland used another second-half run, scoring six goals in a row, to take command of an 11-6 non-conference victory over No. 18 Georgetown University on Wednesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex. Read More…

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Sawyer Lifts Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Over Duke with 8 Point Performance



BALTIMORE – Mike Sawyer scored a career-high six goals and eight points Saturday afternoon, leading the No. 9/12 Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory over No. 11/9 Duke University at Ridley Athletic Complex. The Greyhounds built a 12-5 lead by the end of the third quarter and coasted to their first 5-0 start in 10 seasons. Read More…

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Under Armour Named Official Outfitter Of Loyola University Maryland Athletics

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BALTIMORE (Thursday, February 9, 2012) – Loyola University Maryland and Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) announced today that the Baltimore-based leader in performance apparel, footwear and accessories will become the official outfitter of the Greyhounds beginning with the 2012-2013 seasons. Read More…

Loyola Quartet Named 2012 Men’s Lacrosse Captains

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BALTIMORE – Graduate student Eric Lusby (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park H.S.), Seniors J.P. Dalton (Queenstown, Md./St. Mary’s H.S.) and Dylan Grimm (Oakton, Va./Oakton H.S.) and junior Scott Ratliff (Marietta, Ga./George Walton H.S.) have been named the Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team captains for the 2012 season, Head Coach Charley Toomey announced today. Read More…

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