Game Photos: Rastivo’s MVP Performance Ignites Tar Heels Past Princeton, 9-8

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BALTIMORE, MD. — Steven Rastivo made 16 saves to earn Most Valuable Player honors of the 2012 Konica Minolta Face-off Classic as eighth-ranked North Carolina defeated 14th-ranked Princeton 9-8 at M&T Bank Stadium. Princeton outshot the Tar Heels 43-22 in the game but Rastivo proved to be a stone wall in the cage to keep the Tigers at bay, including a seven-save performance in the fourth quarter alone. Read More…

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Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: Spring Break, Sleep, Chipotle Burritos

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Spring Break 2012 – no regrets. Year in and year out, everyone in the college community looks forward to the time in early March when school breaks. Most students head to the tropics. College lacrosse teams have a different agenda, though. This year, our Lehigh team hit the road with no drinks, no girls…nothing but a looming game against the #4 team in the nation: the UNC Tar Heels. Read More…

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Game Photos: Lehigh Upsets #4 North Carolina, 9-8

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team scored four of the first five second-half goals to break a 5-5 tie, on the way to one of its biggest wins in school history as the Mountain Hawks downed the #4 North Carolina Tar Heels, 9-8 on Saturday evening. Junior Ryan Snyder won 13-of-20 faceoffs while three Mountain Hawks scored two goals apiece and freshman Matt Poillon made eight saves between the pipes. Read More…

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Detroit Mercy Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog, Building a Program

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Building, building, building…we’re constantly building. We build off each week and every game. There’s as much to take from a loss, as there is to take from a win. Last Saturday was a beautiful day, the sun was out and the weather was just right as we went up against UNC. Read More…

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North Carolina’s Galasso Undergoes Foot Surgery

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — University of North Carolina sophomore All-America attackman Nicky Galasso underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot last Friday and will be sidelined for approximately two months, UNC head coach Joe Breschi and men’s lacrosse athletic trainer Nina Walker announced Tuesday. Read More…

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UNC Men’s Lacrosse Names 2012 Tri-Captains

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Two seniors and one junior have been named as tri-captains of the 2011-12 University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team, head coach Joe Breschi announced Tuesday. The three captains were chosen by a vote of their teammates on Monday, the day after the conclusion of fall ball for the Tar Heels. Read More…

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2012 UNC Titanium CPXR and Nike Cleats

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UNC has received new gear for the 2012 season and it does not disappoint. The team will be wearing Titanium CPXR helmets and lacing up in their choice of Nike Huarache III’s or Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon LX cleats. Read More…

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UNC and Ohio State To Scrimmage For Breschi Scholarship Fund

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–North Carolina and Ohio State will open fall ball play Sunday, October 9 at 12 noon in the Fall Ball Lacrosse Classic at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Md. All proceeds from the game will go to the Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Fund at The Ohio State University. Read More…

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Team USA Women’s Soccer Player is Engaged to Former Tar Heel Laxer

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United States women’s national soccer team and a two-time Olympic Gold medalist Heather O’Reilly is not only a badass soccer player, but she is also engaged to a former UNC laxer. Read More…

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Grip ‘N Rip: UNC Attackman Billy Bitter

Grip ‘N Rip: UNC Attackman Billy Bitter



Lacrosse Playground, every once in awhile, features a different lacrosse athlete as part of our “Grip ‘N Rip” series, where we’ll find out what the best use to fine tune their game. Today we feature UNC All-American, Billy Bitter.

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