2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Navy Week at The Big Crab Cake

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After the win over Michigan at Citi Field in front of many of our friends, family, and alumni, we were forced turn our attention to a Saturday showdown against The Naval Academy at M&T Bank Stadium as part of the Konica Minolta Faceoff Classic. Aside from the fact that Navy is a Patriot League opponent, which puts great importance on the game, the Midshipmen handed us our only regular season Patriot League loss last season, and pay back was in order. Read More…

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Holy Cross Debuts St. Paddy’s Helmet Decals In First Ever Win Versus Navy Lacrosse, 7-5

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FLUSHING, N.Y. – Sophomore Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.) scored a career-best four goals and posted an assist for a career-best five points as the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team defeated Navy, 7-5, at Citi Field as part of the 2013 Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic on Sunday afternoon in Patriot League action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 4-3 overall (1-1 PL), while the Midshipmen fall to 3-5 overall (1-2 PL). This is the Crusaders’ first ever win versus Navy as the Midshipmen had won the previous nine meetings. Read More…

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2013 Nike Vapor Elite College Gloves for Penn State, UNC, Cornell, and More

2013 Nike Vapor Elite College Gloves for Penn State, UNC, Cornell, and More


Nike Lacrosse uploaded pictures of the 2013 Nike Vapor Elite Gloves that some of the best teams in the country will be sporting this spring. The Vapor Elite has a low profile fit and is very flexible. The palm is made of three different materials that deliver a combo of stick feel, grip, and breath ability. Further, a four part cuff creates wrist mobility and a Dri-FIT liner controls moisture keeping your hands cool and dry. Read More…

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The Navy SEALs Want Lacrosse Athletes and Then Some

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The United States Navy’s Sea, Air, and Land Teams are comprised of athletes who are a part of the special operations force, Naval Special Warfare Command, and SOCOM. In other words, they are badass mofos who can squash your head with their pinky. Yet, it seems like they have a shortage of recruits, so they want more lacrosse players to inquire within. The following video features a number of SEALs who were college lacrosse players. Other videos feature wrestlers, swimmers, and even motocross athletes. Read More…

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Classic Gait Brothers Hidden Ball Trick, Best Lacrosse Play Ever?

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Paul and Gary Gait don’t need an introduction. They are two of the best to have ever played the game. They revolutionized the sport and made it a highflying affair. In this video, the Canadian twins meet at midfield to create a smoke and mirrors play, the hidden ball trick. Read More…

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Game Highlights: Navy Men’s Lacrosse Demolishes Hopkins, 8-2

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Senior goalkeeper RJ Wickham (Penn Yan, N.Y.) turned away 18 shots, while sophomore attackman Sam Jones (Annapolis, Md.) pitched in three goals and an assist as the Navy men’s lacrosse team (6-6) dominated sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins (9-3), 8-2, Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The six-goal victory by the Mids marked their largest margin of victory in the series since 1965 when Navy scored a 15-6 win over the Blue Jays on their home field. Read More…

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Army’s Garrett Thul Helps Team Clinch Tournament Berth

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WEST POINT, N.Y. – Junior attackman Garrett Thul exploded for a game-high five goals and Army outscored Navy 3-0 in the fourth quarter as the Black Knights clinched a Patriot League Tournament berth with a 9-6 victory over the visiting Midshipmen. The 91st meeting between the rivals was played in front of 10,192 fans at Michie Stadium and was watched by a national television audience on CBS Sports Network. Read More…

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Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: #Good2Great

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On Thursday night of last week, our travel squad hit the road for Annapolis, with a tough Navy team waiting for us on the other side. We got into our hotel pretty late, so there wasn’t much to do other than go to sleep and rest up for the following day. Reminiscent of my prep school days, Coach Wilson came around and checked everyone in…one of his many versatile roles as an assistant coach. Read More…

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Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: Poison Ivy On His Upper Thighs

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To all my loyal readers out there, I apologize in advance if this isn’t my most in-depth post of the year. It’s been a busy week for our team (as they all are), and a midterm week for all Lehigh students on top of that. The obligations of being a “student-athlete” are never more demanding than in weeks like this. Studying becomes far more of a time commitment than even lacrosse for most. Since I’m sure no one out there wants to read about what I’ve learned in Corporate Finance, I’ll try my best to fill everyone in on what’s been happening on the field. Read More…

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Lehigh Lacrosse Set to Play Navy on CBS Sports Network, Live In-Game Blog

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Riding the nation’s longest winning streak and the most wins in the country, the #7 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team heads to #19 Navy for a Friday night showdown against the Midshipmen, who are riding a four-game winning streak of their own. Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m. The tilt will take center stage as the only Division I men’s lacrosse game of the day; it will also air live nation-wide on CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli on the call. Read More…

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