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2021 College Lacrosse Previews

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Lacrosse Bucket has launched a way too early semi-daily 2021 NCAA preview series that will run through early November. All 74 (R.I.P. Furman) DI teams will receive their own preview article, as well as a few powerhouse DII and DIII programs. DI previews will be released first and go in alphabetical order. Continue reading “2021 College Lacrosse Previews”

At Ualbany, Defense Wins Championships

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Two seasons removed from UAlbany’s NCAA Final Four run and the buzz around the Danes just isn’t what it was during the Thompson era or the Connor Fields era. It is almost as if Scott Marr and the Danes have lost their luster, in a sense.  Continue reading “At Ualbany, Defense Wins Championships”

Led By a Young Core, Air Force Could Soar in 2021

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When Air Force joined the SoCon ahead of the 2016 season, the Falcons were coming off of an 8-7 season but were just two years removed from making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988. And in the final two seasons of the Eric Seremet era, the Falcons had two of their most successful seasons in program history, going 15-3 (7-0) in 2016 and 12-6 (6-1) in 2017. They won the SoCon both years, thus making back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.  Continue reading “Led By a Young Core, Air Force Could Soar in 2021”

College Lacrosse Survived Spanish Flu, WWI and Will Survive COVID-19

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Around the nation, college football teams and conferences are scrambling to adjust their schedules, protocols, and even outright cancelling the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, which ended the 2020 college lacrosse season prematurely. Continue reading “College Lacrosse Survived Spanish Flu, WWI and Will Survive COVID-19”

Late Game Surge Lifts Whipsnakes to Second Straight Title

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Behind a 10-0 run late in the game, Whipsnakes were able to force the comeback and secure their second consecutive PLL championship. 

Zed Williams led Whipsnakes with six goals and Matt Rambo had four points (1G/3A). Joe Nardella went 12-for-19 (63%) at the faceoff dot. Kyle Bernlohr made 16 saves with a 63% clip.  Continue reading “Late Game Surge Lifts Whipsnakes to Second Straight Title”

Purpura Finalizes Inaugural Staff at VMI

James Purpura was hired as the next head coach at VMI on July 16th, returning to Lexington, Va., where he once served as an assistant for the Keydets, after a two-year stint as the head coach at DIII Arcadia. Less than a month after officially being hired, he has finalized his inaugural staff as the head coach of the Keydets.  Continue reading “Purpura Finalizes Inaugural Staff at VMI”

PLL Championship Preview: Keys to Taking Home The Cup

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After Thursday’s semifinal contests, No. 1 seeded Whipsnakes LC and No. 7 seeded Chaos LC will meet in the championship game of the 2020 PLL Championship Series. 

Whipsnakes comes into this game as the top-ranked, undefeated defending champions looking to defend their title from last season and Chaos comes into this game on an impressive run after going 0-4 in group play.  Continue reading “PLL Championship Preview: Keys to Taking Home The Cup”

PLL Notebook: Chaos, Whipsnakes Advance to Title Game

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Behind a 50% day for Tommy Kelly at the faceoff dot, 18 save (67%) performance from Blaze Riordan, five-point (2G/3A) day from Josh Byrne, Chaos was able to take down Archers, 13-9, to advance to the PLL Championship game on Sunday. They will face Whipsnakes in the title game on Sunday.  Continue reading “PLL Notebook: Chaos, Whipsnakes Advance to Title Game”