Black Lacrosse Stories: Damien Davis

(Damien Davis Guarding Mikey Powell in the 2002 NCAA title game|Photo: NCAA)

*This article is part of a month long series, Black Lacrosse Stories, that highlights Black players and coaches who have made an impact on our game, but may be lesser known to many younger players today.*

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With a Decision About The 2021 Season Still Pending, The Future of The Ivy League Appears Cloudy

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Since the advent of the NCAA Tournament in 1971, the Ivy League has produced 10 national champions, seven runner-ups, and had a total of 90 tournament appearances. Most recently, Yale won the national title in 2018, was the runner-up in 2019, and in total the conference has been represented at Championship Weekend three of the past five full seasons.

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Way-Too-Early 2021 Title Contenders

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The college lacrosse season is just a few months away, and while it will be a bit longer than usual before everyone gets underway and the season as a whole may look different, at least in the beginning, due to the impact the Coronavirus has had on sports, teams will still be fighting to be the last one standing on Memorial Day Weekend. And after the way last season ended, it will be extra bittersweet for whoever is crowned champions on that special day in May.

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Ranking College Lacrosse’s Top 15 Jobs

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If you read any form of preseason or offseason content pertaining to college lacrosse, you’ll likely come across one or more pieces of media that dub various teams as “title contenders.” And chances are, the names are usually pretty similar each year. Of course, there is always movement and various programs hit peaks and valleys at different times. But in a sport where only 11 schools have actually won a national title in the NCAA era (1971-now), the programs that have been at the top always seem to stay at the top and are never too down for too long.

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Ivy League Postpones Spring Sports Until March

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The Ivy League will be cancelling winter sports and postponing spring sports until at least March, per multiple reports. The league reportedly notified coaches on a Zoom call on Thursday night following a meeting with the university presidents earlier in the day.

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How Far Will Penn’s Goalie Pipeline Extend?

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No team has seen quite the level of play in between the pipes as the Penn Quakers have over the past half-decade. From Reed Junkin’s freshman season in 2016 to Patrick Burkinshaw, who is heading into his junior year (second season at Penn) in 2021, the Quakers have had the pleasure of housing two of the most elite goalies in college lacrosse.

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Recruiting Notebook: Loyola, Penn, Johns Hopkins Hit October Hot Streaks

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It has officially been two months since the September 1st date, which was the first date that college coaches (outside of the service academies who could start contacting 2022 recruits on July 1st) could contact 2022 recruits.

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What Will a Post Michael Sowers World Look Like at Princeton?

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*Note: It was reported back in September by Matt Kinnear of Inside Lacrosse that at least 20 members of the Princeton men’s lacrosse team planned to opt out of the 2021 season. Who the opt outs are and whether they will stick has not been made public. Due to that some players mentioned in this article may not be playing this spring*

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