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

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…

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.

It might have been that extra inch of inspiration from Lewis that propelled Loyola on Saturday afternoon to advance to next weekend’s NCAA Semifinals for the first time since 1998. Eric Lusby scored five goals and had a career-high seven points, while J.P. Dalton won 17-of-22 faceoffs, as the top-seeded Loyola University Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team defeated the University of Denver, 10-9.

Legendary NFL linebacker Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens visited the Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team before its practice on Wednesday, May 16, to give a talk prior to the Greyhounds’ NCAA Quarterfinals game.

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[…] Pa., Denver was graced with the presence of Wes Welker. The Denver Bronco didn’t dazzle like Ray Lewis’ speech to the Loyola Lacrosse team last year, but he did speak from the heart. He spoke about pain, sacrifice, and hard work.My […]

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[…] Ray Lewis is an animal on the field, but inspires further by giving emotionally charged speeches. May 20th, we wrote: Unlike Johns Hopkins, who had New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick give a […]

Kslatt
Kslatt
8 years ago

Belichick is actually from Annapolis (and is a HUGE lacrosse fan) so him speaking to Hopkins is far from a stretch. 

Kslatt
Kslatt
8 years ago

Belichick is actually from Annapolis (and is a HUGE lacrosse fan) so him speaking to Hopkins is far from a stretch. 

Kslatt
Kslatt
8 years ago

Belichick is actually from Annapolis (and is a HUGE lacrosse fan) so him speaking to Hopkins is far from a stretch. 

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[…] Coach Bellichick presented the Blue Jays with their pre-game speech, Ray Lewis inspired the CRAP out of Loyola, so it was no coincidence they went out there and played like champions. How long until  […]

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

just put this on my iPod

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

just put this on my iPod

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[…] to Lacrosse Playground: It might have been that extra inch of inspiration from Lewis that propelled Loyola on Saturday […]

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