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Title: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 21, 2014, 04:50:51 pm
The official thread to discuss the 2015 season.  Who returns, who is leaving, new recruits, what the schedule looks like, etc.  And then, next February, the games!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 21, 2014, 10:04:20 pm
Maybe coach will transfer to DII
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 27, 2014, 09:46:24 am
Returning starters: (att) Rooney, Schultz, Easty, Sichenzia; (off mid) Rogers, Hughes, Andreassi; (2nd mid) Bitzer, Corpo, Balzano; (face) Rowe, Curry, Rock; (def) Judge, Luca; (gk) Johnstone

Other returning contributors: Cunningham, Harris, Ellis

Departing contributors: Vassallo, Benitez, Millican, Cerasi.  Is Rowe returning?

Incoming freshmen: Calvagna (mid/FO?), and five poles in Ross, Randall, Abdellatif, Anderson, Talay

Who may have a break out year?  Jay Lindsay may be needed.  Also one of our fr/so defensemen, of which there are many (Fraietta/Bailey/Garcia will be sophomores).  I can see guys like Ellis and Cunningham filling in some well needed defensive midfield and also helping with the two-way game. 

A big benefit for next year- other than most starters returning- is that we may have an experienced 2nd midfield that can threaten to score.  That will be good for our 1st mids to get a rest, help us win those close games and avoid fourth quarter unraveling.

And a new recruit showed up on the radar- Pat Harrington out of Huntington. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on May 27, 2014, 10:42:33 pm
Two other freshman I'm looking forward to are Mclean Chicquen and Matt Robison from Carey. Robison had 47 goals this spring, and Chicquen is leading his box lacrosse team in scoring.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 29, 2014, 09:30:12 am
Tyler Andreassi red-shirted last year...if the kid can stay healthy he is a player with the pole.   

From 2012:
Tyler Andreassi, Jr., Sachem North (N.Y.), long stick midfielder
As one of the top long stick midfielders in the country, Andreassi brings great versatility to the position. He's capable of shutting down elite offensive midfielders and creating opportunities going the other way. Andreassi is ranked No. 37 in the ESPNHS Top 50 Juniors, and he's No. 3 among LSMs. He has committed to Stony Brook, where he will play with his older brother Michael, a sophomore attackman for the Sea Wolves.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 29, 2014, 09:33:25 am
great to hear- he looks like a beast.  good to continue the sachem north pipeline... also the brothers andreassi. 

on that note, i noticed we just picked up a commack recruit, and trenkle's youngest is on the squad...  ;D
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 29, 2014, 10:20:09 am
Newsday Top 100 on LI: http://www.msgvarsity.com/long-island/top-100-li-boys-lacrosse-players-for-2014-1.1590489

Six entries in there, of course Caridi decommitted so make that five.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: ry1nik on May 29, 2014, 01:20:57 pm
Only two headed to Hofstra, so I suppose that's progress
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 29, 2014, 01:46:08 pm
Is this Mikes brother?   

DAN ROONEY
Smithtown East, A, Sophomore
Tallied 20 goals and 25 assists.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 29, 2014, 01:57:40 pm
Doubtful; its a common name and Rooney is from East Islip.

Many of the recruits were in the playoffs or are still going.  Ill post those in separate threads.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 29, 2014, 03:31:58 pm
I actually knew that...I got my east schools confused...ha
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Seawolf97 on May 29, 2014, 08:30:04 pm
Not to put a damper on anything but we need a winning season in 2015. Then make some noise in the AE Tournament. Lets get back to 2010 form  when  we  were a power.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on June 02, 2014, 06:25:34 pm
 Just a little nugget on Tyler Anderson from SWR. He rushed for over 4,000 yds in his high school football career.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on June 05, 2014, 03:06:29 pm
Pretty sure Chris Hughes is helping coach my kids lax team this summer.  He was all excited to tell me this really tall kid Chris from SB was going to help coach the rest of the summer.   Seems to fit the bill...hopefully I can get some scoop.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: SBU17 on June 06, 2014, 02:43:16 pm
Johnstone on Team Finland at World Championships next month.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on June 06, 2014, 03:05:13 pm
awesome news thanks so much 17: http://filacrosse.com/finland-names-roster-for-world-championship/

cerasi on poland: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/international-polish-national-lacrosse-team-selected-for-upcoming-fil-world-championships/281
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on June 09, 2014, 10:02:05 pm
Rowe transferring to Duke...school wasn't the right fit for him...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on June 10, 2014, 09:19:28 am
i wish him the best of luck- he did well for us: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=50175&p=1238275&hilit=kyle+rowe&sid=c5e2b5f8985bfc923df78841c4d8490f#p1238275

looks like we move on to guys like lindsay, daly, calvagna, etc.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on June 10, 2014, 09:44:04 am
Daly is only a junior and got housed by the Yorktown kid in the State Semi's.  Didn't see much ink on Calvagna once the season started.  Hopefully Lindsay can step up and we always have Lucky with the pole
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on June 10, 2014, 05:28:41 pm
 I saw Calvagna play 2 gms and the commentator mentioned that he won 90%. Not bad for Suffolk Div 1.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on June 10, 2014, 05:40:41 pm
we just need him to win 60%...is that so much to ask...ha
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on July 28, 2014, 08:59:37 am
http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52625&sid=d9b14f66b6648f790f7f39e20baadc3f&p=1248701#p1248701

2015 Schedule.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on July 28, 2014, 11:23:32 am
news on rowe to duke: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/transfers-stony-brook-s-rowe-to-duke-simonetti-to-loyola-madaisky-to-michigan/29288
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on July 28, 2014, 10:14:39 pm
Not a surprise with Johnstone but didn't see this posted anywhere...a tweet from Shaughnessy....

Thanks for an awesome two years Stony Brook and friends, gunna miss ya!

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on July 29, 2014, 11:08:57 am
http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52625&sid=d9b14f66b6648f790f7f39e20baadc3f&p=1248701#p1248701

2015 Schedule.

Super early prediction based on the below Sked...9-7

1/13 scrimmage Villanova @ SB
2/7 Manhattan @SB     W
2/14 ST Johns @SJ       L
2/20 NJIT@SB               W
2/22 Duke@SB              L
2/28Fairfield@SB          L
3/3 Marist@Marist        W
3/30 Rutgers@Rut       W
3/14 Albany@SB          L
3/21 UMBC@SB            L
3/28 Vermont@Vermont  W
3/31 Quinnipiac @ Quinn  W
4/4 Princeton @Prin          W (going out on a limb here)
4/10 UML @ UML              W
4/12 Lehigh @SB              L  (Nice home game here)
4/18 Binghamton @SB     L
4/24 Hartford @ Hart      W
5/01 & 5/03 American East champion
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: SBU17 on August 03, 2014, 12:31:55 am

Think I saw this posted somewhere, but relevant to 2015 season: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/coughlin-college-players-raise-stock-at-world-games/29272

Lots of potential coming in and lots returning to build on.  Looking forward to see it all develop.  If the team can build on how they ended last season, work hard, mesh with each other, no injuries.....I'm going to say 11-5.
Any idea re: fall ball?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Seawolf97 on August 03, 2014, 09:15:33 pm
Like to see 11-5  except all those conference loss's to Albany, UMBC and  Binghamton that would hurt.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on September 11, 2014, 11:59:10 am
Canada juniors: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/ilindoor-2014-junior-of-the-year-awards/29668

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Defender of the Year: Challen Rogers

Team: Coquitlam Adanacs

Position: Defense

Anyone can be part of a team, but it takes a special player to be the team. Or in the case of Challen Rogers, the unit. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Rogers doesn’t run the floor. He glides and brings a defensive skill set that sets him apart from everyone else. He’s got the speed to cover ground, the hands to protect the ball and an athleticism that puts it all together for the complete defensive package. What Rogers brings really is no secret, but 2014 was the year his skills outshined the rest. And while he’s among the best in Canada today, his potential for greatness is through the roof, to the point where it shouldn’t surprise you to see him with Team Canada down the road, or as a high draft pick in the National Lacrosse League in the near future.

Finalists: Leo Stouros (Six Nations), Derek Searle (Burlington), Matt Hossack (Whitby), Michael Messenger (Coquitlam), Justin Goodwin (New Westminster)


Mention of Crowley down lower in the article too. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on September 15, 2014, 11:31:58 am
April 17- inaugural tilt against new conference foe, UML (road game): http://www.collegecrosse.com/2014/9/15/6131299/umass-lowell-massachusetts-announce-release-lacrosse-college-ncaa-schedule-tv-river-hawks-home-away
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on September 18, 2014, 09:52:39 am
any word on fall ball?  nothing listed here: http://www.laxpower.com/common/FallBall_Men.php
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on September 25, 2014, 11:18:45 am
curry and hughes are captains- http://www.goseawolves.org/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/092514aaa.html

i think rock and andreassi were captains last year?  also when does the roster usually go up? 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on September 25, 2014, 11:27:54 am
Hughes is a great kid...he assisted with my boys travel team this summer. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 01, 2014, 01:10:03 pm
http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/093014_30in30_lyle_thompsons_new_supporting_cast_at_albany

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He was already voted one of Albany's five captains, and Marr said Lyle has been more vocal in practice than in the past, getting the offense on the same page as they work to develop chemistry with new starting personnel, including several freshman in the attack mix.

It will be even more different with their cousin, Ty, out of playing time at Albany, too. He scored 41 goals last season, his senior year. Miles and Ty accounted for 37.7 percent of the Great Danes' points; Lyle 28 percent.

"All five of those guys, and Lyle, are all capable of playing at any time," Marr said. "We like our depth. We like that we can interchange some of those guys. A couple can play that four-man position that we run, the fourth attackman. We really like the depth. Three righties and two lefties that are paired up with Lyle. He seems to be pretty comfortable with all of them right now. We feel pretty fortunate about that. We're excited for some of these young scorers to play with Lyle, and fill the net up hopefully as much as we have the last couple years."

Instead of traditional three-man midfield lines, Albany runs four pairs of two with a fourth attackman on the field. The top six attackmen are all capable of playing in that spot, Marr said, and the midfield returns relatively intact, losing just one key senior.

And this might not be the final roster heading into 2015. Don't be surprised if, by the start of the real season, the current Albany group adds some transfers that will help boost the offense.

Defensively, Albany has more work to do to solidify a new starting lineup. In front of Riorden (54.9 save percentage in 2014), there will be three new starting defensemen and there are eight players jockeying for those spots, although two long-stick midfielders are back in Eric Cantor and Harry Erickson.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 02, 2014, 11:39:08 am
more on UA: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/fallball-holes-to-fill-defense/29862/2

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nor should they overlook how good that D was last year, rated the 12th-most efficient defense in DI. 

Cody Futia was a three-time All-America East defender who started all 18 games last season and was the leader down low. Doug Eich was a consistent presence from his sophomore year on and, in addition to playing sound D down low, was a threat between the lines, most notably including a big fourth quarter goal vs. Notre Dame in last season’s NCAA Quarterfinals. Jon Newhouse was a stalwart in his final two seasons at Albany, and an all-conference defender as a junior.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 07, 2014, 02:38:51 pm
any word on fall contests? 

also, is tyler andreassi on the roster? 

any new faces or surprise additions/removals? 

is calvagna set to replace rowe? 

are freshman like talay and anderson going to help plug the gap where benitez graduated? 

are we going to start grooming guys like sheets to fill in when rooney graduates?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 15, 2014, 02:02:36 pm
Not on the website yet but they are rolling out the official schedule on twitter today....

StonyBrookAthletics @SBAthletics  ·  21m 21 minutes ago

OK, @StonyBrookMLax fans, here’s your 2015 schedule. #Seawolves open season at home against @GoJaspers on 2/7 #AEMLAX
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 15, 2014, 03:39:01 pm
tony Brook, N.Y. - For the second straight season, the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team will play 10 home games, coach Jim Nagle announced Wednesday.

The Seawolves will play a total of 16 regular season games in 2015, including a pair of first-time opponents.

"This year's schedule will be as challenging as we've faced since I've been at Stony Brook," Nagle said. "The early non-conference portion will be a great test for our guys. There's so much parity in the America East, and taking on Albany and UMBC in our first two conference games will be challenging. Vermont and Binghamton and Hartford always play us tough. We also look forward to welcoming UMass Lowell to the league."

Stony Brook will open the season at LaValle Stadium against Manhattan on February 7. The Seawolves beat the Jaspers, 12-8, last season. On Valentine's Day, Stony Brook will head west on the Long Island Expressway to face St. John's. Of the last four meetings against the Red Storm, the road team has been victorious each time.

Stony Brook will open a three-game homestand, beginning with Division I newcomer NJIT, which is led by former Seawolves assistant Travis Johnson, on February 20. Two days later, the Seawolves will take on two-time defending champion Duke. The month of February concludes with a game against Fairfield on the 28th.

The month of March features three road games and three home games. Stony Brook opens the month at Marist on the 3rd before an initial tune-up to conference play at Rutgers five days later.

The Seawolves, who have made 13 straight appearances in the America East Championship, will open conference play against Albany on March 14. The Great Danes lead the all-time series, 15-14.

Stony Brook will host UMBC a week later on March 21 before traveling to Vermont for a 1:30 p.m. game on March 28. The month ends with a non-conference contest against Quinnipiac on the 31st.

For the first time since 1993, Stony Brook will face Princeton in a game which will be played at LaValle Stadium on April 4. The Tigers lead the series, 2-0, having played both of those games in New Jersey.

America East newcomer UMass Lowell will host Stony Brook on April 10. Non-conference play concludes against Lehigh on April 12.

Stony Brook's 2015 home finale will be against Binghamton on April 18. The Seawolves wrap up the regular season at Hartford on April 24.

Sat., Feb. 7    vs. Manhattan    Stony Brook, N.Y.    1:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 14    at St. John's    Queens, N.Y.    1:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Feb. 20    vs. NJIT    Stony Brook, N.Y.    3:00 p.m. ET
Sun., Feb. 22    vs. Duke    Stony Brook, N.Y.    12:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 28    vs. Fairfield    Stony Brook, N.Y.    12:00 p.m. ET
Tue., Mar. 3    at Marist    Poughkeepsie, N.Y.    7:00 p.m. ET
Sun., Mar. 8    at Rutgers    Piscataway, N.J.    2:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Mar. 14    vs. Albany *    Stony Brook, N.Y.    1:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Mar. 21    vs. UMBC *    Stony Brook, N.Y.    1:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Mar. 28    at Vermont *    Burlington, Vt.    1:30 p.m. ET
Tue., Mar. 31    vs. Quinnipiac    Stony Brook, N.Y.    7:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Apr. 4    vs. Princeton    Stony Brook, N.Y.    3:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Apr. 10    at UMass-Lowell *    Lowell, Mass.    7:00 p.m. ET
Sun., Apr. 12    vs. Lehigh    Stony Brook, N.Y.    3:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Apr. 18    vs. Binghamton *    Stony Brook, N.Y.    7:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Apr. 24    at Hartford *    West Hartford, Conn.    7:00 p.m. ET



 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 15, 2014, 04:28:01 pm
thanks!  http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/101514aaa.html

16 games, 10 at LaValle.  5 night games, not counting the possible AE tourney which is sometimes at night.  no really far travel, burlington vt being the furthest.  new foes in princeton, NJIT, and UML.  weve never played these teams before (or at least not princeton in the last 20 years or so).

if you ask me, which you didnt, the tough stretch is duke/fairfield/marist/rutgers/albany/umbc.  Note we get Princeton, Duke and Albany all at home.  Those are likely the ranked teams (Lehigh perhaps?  SJU?). 

only two conference games on road (hartford, vt).  i see a lot of 50/50 contests in there.  should be plenty of close games.  only two midweek contests (marist and Q-pac). 

also note two doubled up weekends (2/20 NJIT, 2/22 Duke) (4/10 UML, 4/12 Lehigh) which should be interesting as each of Duke and Lehigh likely have a short rest too, which may be to our advantage.  And yes, that means Kyle Rowe comes to town.

that season-ending contest at hartford should be interesting, under the lights at al-marzook, lots of fans will be out heckling, nice weather, and by my guess (going off the last few seasons) this game will have some meaning. 

any news on preseason contests? 

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 16, 2014, 09:10:17 am
I just realized no Hofstra on the schedule...wasn't that supposed to change this year?   Lame
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 16, 2014, 12:34:37 pm
not sure... i know hof is reluctant to play us in any sport...

what's up with calvagna?  http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52625&p=1262321#p1262315

good thing we have the kid from lynbrook coming in next year.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 16, 2014, 01:14:29 pm
not sure... i know hof is reluctant to play us in any sport...

what's up with calvagna?  http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52625&p=1262321#p1262315

good thing we have the kid from lynbrook coming in next year.
Quitting already...WTF?   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 16, 2014, 01:15:49 pm
if true, potential scholarship opportunity for a transfer???

faceoff is one of those positions where a plug-and-play can actually work very well.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 16, 2014, 01:23:40 pm
I'm sure we won't see the roster until Dec...coach likes to keep the fans in the dark   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 20, 2014, 10:54:03 am
http://www.collegecrosse.com/2014/10/17/6994111/stony-brook-seawolves-lacrosse-announce-release-college-ncaa-schedule-tv-home-away

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In 2015, Stony Brook will meet eight opponents in the regular season that finished the 2014 season ranked in the top 33 in adjusted Pythagorean win expectation, providing an opportunity to the Seawolves for vengeance and violence.

It's nice that Stony Brook has an opportunity to bag some big kills in 2015 in the nonconference portion of their schedule, but the Seawolves' volition is impacted most importantly in the team's conference slate.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 30, 2014, 02:22:42 pm
Oct. 30, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook head men's lacrosse coach Jim Nagle announced the Seawolves' 2015 roster on Thursday. The roster is made up of 38 talented student-athletes, including 14 upperclassmen.

Stony Brook will have the luxury of its starting attack and first midfield back, led by junior Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia), who totaled 40 goals for the second straight season. Senior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) led the team in points (31, 22) and junior Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.), who posted 11 goals and six assists in 2013, nearly tripled his freshman output with 26 goals and 24 assists as a sophomore.

Junior Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) tallied a team-best 30 assists last season in addition to 22 goals in the midfield. Junior Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) had an outstanding sophomore season in which he posted career-highs of 23 goals and 17 assists. Senior Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) had 14 goals and seven assists for the second straight season.

Junior Jake Sichenzia (Sayville, N.Y.) and sophomores Alex Corpolongo (Purdys, N.Y.) and Ryan Bitzer (Riverhead, N.Y.) also return to bolster the offensive attack.

Of the 186 goals scored last season, the 2015 squad accounted for 175 of them. More than 95 percent of last year's squad's total output returns.

On the defensive end, senior Bryan Judge (Melville, N.Y.) is the most experienced close defenseman. Judge has played in 48 of a possible 49 games with 36 starts. He has 88 ground balls and 41 caused turnovers to his credit.

Junior Frank Lucatuorto (Stony Brook, N.Y.) made the transition down low as a sophomore and accounted for 29 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.

Junior Dylan Curry (East Meadow, N.Y.) started his career as an offensive midfielder, but flourished as a sophomore at long-stick midfielder. Curry, who also saw time on the wing on face-offs, had 47 ground balls and added three goals.

Junior Lucas Rock (Bay Shore, N.Y.) returns as one of the starting short-stick defensive midfielders. Sophomore Mark Ellis (Garden City, N.Y.) will be one of the favorites to start as a defensive midfielder.

Senior Andrew Dorsey (Clifton Park, N.Y.) could figure into the mix at close defense.

Lucatuorto and sophomore Jay Lindsay (Burlington, Ontario) are among the incumbents to take the majority of the draws in the spring.

Sophomore Hayden Johnstone (Toronto, Ontario), a member of Team Finland at last summer's World Championships, was an America East all-rookie selection last year in goal.  He posted an 11.97 goals against average and a .490 save percentage.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 30, 2014, 02:23:47 pm
Kyle Abdellatif (Ballston Spa, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Ballston Spa H.S. ... 2014 US Lacrosse All-American ... three-time All-League selection, including first-team honors as a junior and senior ... totaled 97 ground balls as a senior ... three-year starter ... 247 career ground balls.

Tyler Anderson (Wading River, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Shoreham-Wading River H.S. ... standout in lacrosse, football and wrestling ... US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... all-county as a senior ... Newsday top-100 player.

Tyler Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.)
A 2013 graduate of Sachem North H.S. ... one of the top student-athletes in school history ... one of the top recruits in the country ... all-New York and all-Long Island as a senior in football ... brother, Mike, is a senior on the lacrosse team.

McLean Chicquen (Victoria, British Columbia)
A 2014 graduate of Claremont Secondary School ... led Claremont to a U-18 title at the Space Needle Shootout ... played box lacrosse for the Victoria Shamrocks ... Jr. A Shamrocks leading scorer with 36 goals and 41 assists ... member of Team British Columbia ... MVP of Midget A Provincial Championships.

Dan Czelatka (Riverhead, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Riverhead H.S. ... all-division in lacrosse ... scored 40 goals and added 16 assists in the midfield as a senior.

Patric Harrington (Huntington Station, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Walt Whitman H.S. ... one of the top scorers in Suffolk County ... 35 goals and 27 assists as a senior ... national honor society member ... awarded a Booster Club Scholarship by the South Huntington School District ... Minds in Motion award winner.

Derek Lloyd (Calgary, Alberta)
A 2014 graduate of Central Memorial H.S. ... coached by former Stony Brook lacrosse player Rhys Duch ... helped Calgary Mountaineers to BCJALL Western Canadian Finals ... member of Team Alberta ... member of 205 West All-Star Team ... played for Canadian lacrosse legend Geoff Snider on Team Elev8.

Brandon Maciejewski (Penn Yan, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Penn Yan Academy ... US Lacrosse All-American ... four-year starter in goal ... first team All-Section V .... led team to four straight sectional titles ... one of top players in Rochester ... All-Greater Rochester ... 63 save percentage as a senior.

Matt Philbin (Danbury, Conn.)
A 2014 graduate of Ridgefield H.S. ... one of the top face-off specialists in Connecticut ... all-FCIAC ... team went 13-3 and advanced to semifinals of Class L ... three-time all-league wrestler.

Ben Randall (Mason, Ohio)
A 2014 graduate of Mason H.S. ... US Lacrosse All-American as a senior ... first team All-Region and second team All-State as a senior ... second team All-Region and honorable mention All-State as a junior ... 98 ground balls as a senior ... added 10 goals.

Matt Robison (Franklin Square, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Carey H.S. ... a two-time all-county pick in football and lacrosse ... tallied 44 goals and 16 assists as a senior ... team captain in football and lacrosse.

Anthony Ross (Nesconset, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Sachem North H.S. ... Blue Chip 225 camp participant ... standout on the football field.

Jake Sheets (Bay Shore, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Bay Shore H.S. ... three-time all-county selection ... Long Island Showcase rising junior ... 30 goals and 37 assists as a junior ... Newsday top-100 player ... 50 goals and 39 assists as a sophomore.

Chris Stemke (Selden, N.Y.)
A transfer from Dowling ... tallied 25 goals and 25 assists for the Golden Lions ... a 2013 graduate of Newfield H.S. ... all-county as a senior ... 39 goals and 17 assists as a senior ... two-time all-division.

Robert Talay (Nesconset, N.Y.)
A 2014 graduate of Smithtown East H.S. ... four-year varsity starter ... all-county as a senior ... member of Long Island Lacrosse showcase ... Under Armor All-American Top 40 ... Newsday top-100 player.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 30, 2014, 02:50:40 pm
thanks!  analysis:

Unexpected additions:

-Chris Stemke (soph/att): http://www.dowlingathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2666
6'2'' 180, scored 25/25 for Dowling as a freshman.  Went to Middle Country and also played ice hockey.  Two time all conference. 

-Matt Philbin (fr/mid): http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3875837/matt-philbin
Looks like he is a fogo, missed his junior year.  1st team all FCIAC at the X.  From western CT, also wrestled, usually a good skill for a fogo.
Senior Matt Philbin has emerged as one of the state's top faceoff men. He got the best of Garden City's James Sullivan — arguably the No. 1 faceoff man on Long Island — in a 7-5 Ridgefield victory earlier this April. http://www.msgvarsity.com/hudson-valley/alert-yorktown-at-ridgefield-boys-lacrosse-1.1601222


Other changes:
-We already heard that Calvagna left. 
-Phenomenal to see Andreassi back in action. 


Sounds like Corpo is slated for a more permanent spot on the 2nd mids.  Also it looks like Curry will stay at LSM, with Rock, and Ellis slated to fill in where Vassallo left off at DM.  At defense, Luca staying down low with Judge, and perhaps Dorsey in the mix (lots of new faces here too).  It also says that Luca may take faceoffs, with Lindsay, as expected. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on October 30, 2014, 03:01:03 pm
would love to see either Lindsay or Philbin win the FOGO job...gotta keep Lucky down low
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 30, 2014, 03:20:45 pm
agreed.  judging by these photos, i wonder if philbin was a pinch&pop FOGO, and if so, to what extent?

http://www.therudenreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/DSC_0264.jpg
http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/30/43/52/6437559/3/628x471.jpg

of course, this is now outlawed.  not saying its fatal or bad, just wondering what the impact is...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on November 01, 2014, 10:56:13 am
Not Returning from last year:
Rowe, Harris, Shaughnassy, Bentz, Balzano, Wood, & Mahone

We knew about Rowe and Shaughnassy but Harris was a solid defender.   The rest really didn't play much outside of Balzano, who lost time as the year went on. 

The roster has Rooney and Sichenzia listed as midfield. Would assume one would start at Attack.   Luca also listed as a Mid...I bet he plays D, unless he goes back to FOGO.   

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 03, 2014, 08:55:46 am
thanks for finishing that off, J-dub.

we also knew about shaughnessy and bentz so that's not surprising.  harris and balzano do surprise me a bit, they both had some PT and also balzano just arrived.  who knows. 

for balzano, wood, mahon, bentz, you'd have to think with the logjam of talent on offense- all of which are returning, and most again for 2016 (!), there arent going to be many runs to go around. 

further, we've got sichenzia rotating in as a fourth attackman, and then next year we have guys coming in like sheets, robison, chicquen, lloyd, harrington, and czetlaka.  year after that is ozsvath, hughes, howell, kickel, cusmano, and crossan.  sure, some will play d-mid, some might not play at all.  but these names are the future.

then we have guys like bitzer, corpo, reh who have shown some promise in just a little time and have 3 years left (reh redshirted 2013 right?).  and then there's wildcards, will cunningham move out of d-mid, will lindsay play any offense, buron, etc.

maybe our 2nd mids will become a more useful line now, considering the talent- for example, we've seen bitzer as a mainstay there, maybe we beef up this line and they give our 1st mids a rest from time to time.  maybe we run a more up-tempo offense now that we have some more horses.  i think the real key will be getting live game experience for the young guys.  start thinking 2017 season!

rooney was listed as a mid i think last year or the year before, possibly because i think he actually ran mid for a few games.  not sure about sichenzia, perhaps there is an experiment to move him over.  though, when rooney graduates, i would guess that sichenzia is a very nice fill in behind the cage.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 03, 2014, 11:32:48 am
the competition: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2014/10/31/7089453/college-ncaa-lacrosse-rankings-ranking-rating-poll-albany-great-danes-america-east-scott-marr

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Albany isn't losing just Miles and Ty Thompson going into 2015. Based on the team's 2014 roster, Albany will lose about 57 percent of its starts from last season, a sizeable chunk of contributors that includes three of the team's top four point generators from a season ago (those cats accounting for about 44 percent of the team's total points in 2014), two starting defensemen from the team's final date against Notre Dame, and the team's primary long-stick midfielder. This isn't a situation where the break-up of the Thompson Trio is the sole cause for concern; Marr has some other personnel situations to address. The Great Danes should have a high ceiling again in 2015, but there is a notable level of transition taking place on the roster.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on November 03, 2014, 12:20:42 pm
They have to take down the Great Danes in the AE playoffs this year.   It's the only way they'll make it to the dance. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 11, 2014, 11:31:50 am
nothing new here: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/2015-di-schedule-releases-/30093/2

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Stony Brook (2014)

2015: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/sched/ston-m-lacros-sched.html

Highlights: The Seawolves have 10 home games out of 16. New program NJIT is welcomed to the schedule, led by former Stony Brook assistant Travis Johnson. Princeton comes to LaValle Stadium on April 4, the first time the opponents have met since 1993. The Seawolves play newcomer UMass Lowell at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Lowell, then have a quick turnaround to prep for a Sunday afternoon tilt with Lehigh.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 18, 2014, 11:15:31 am
http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/111714_conference_snapshot_is_albany_still_america_east_mens_lacrosse_favorite_in_2015

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Sure, the Great Danes lose a lot, not only on offense, but an entire starting close defense, too. But with the best player in the country back, Albany should be considered the team to beat in the America East. You see it time and time again in sports that a truly great player can lift a team to level that it otherwise wouldn't reach without him or her. Lyle Thompson is a once-in-a-generation talent who, through the fall, worked to develop chemistry with some underclassmen on offense who may play key roles, including lefty attackman Connor Fields.

It won't be easy — Thompson said he expects double- and triple-teams and getting shut off to go to a whole new level this season — but stopping him and the Danes' offense won't be as simple a task as some may think. If they can sure up the defensive end in front of returning goalie Blaze Riorden, look for Albany to stay ahead of the pack. Word is the Danes may be getting a couple transfers that could also help boost the offense before the spring semester starts as well.

Dark horse might be pushing it considering Stony Brook took Albany to the brink of post-season elimination in the America East semifinals, but the Seawolves did go 2-3 in the league regular season and 6-10 overall so it's not that much of a stretch. Stony Brook has a lot of pieces in place to make a run at what would be their first league crown since 2012, coach Jim Nagle's first season with the Wolves.

Stony Brook's entire starting attack and first midfield is back, led by junior attackman Brody Eastwood, who scored 40 goals for the second straight season. Attackman Mike Rooney, now a senior, led the team in points in 2014 (31 goals, 22 assists) while Matt Schultz, tripled his freshman scoring output with 26 goals and 24 assists as a sophomore last season. Challen Rogers had a team-high 30 assists out of the midfield. In all, Stony Brook returns more than 95 percent of its scoring from last season.

The conference opener for both teams is a rematch of last year's America East semifinal, nearly won by Stony Brook. It will be a good barometer to gauge if the Great Danes will be the league front-runner throughout conference player, or might have some more work to do. Last time, Albany won in dramatic fashion on a Lyle Thompson goal in the final seconds of regulation to tie the game. The Danes went on to win it in OT. Had they not won, Albany likely would have not made the NCAA tournament. Their at-large resume wouldn't have stacked up against the field. This will be Stony Brook's chance to avenge that loss and perhaps set the tone for the rest of the season, and making themselves the front-runner.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 02, 2014, 09:05:14 am
a little late... but some schedule analysis here: http://sbstatesman.com/2014/10/15/duke-highlights-mens-lacrosse-2015-schedule/
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on December 09, 2014, 11:49:55 am
Challen Rogers made Honorable Mention Pre-Season All-American...So did Rowe but he's at Duke now.

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/2015-face-off-yearbook-di-all-americans/30269/4

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on December 16, 2014, 10:54:04 am
SB was ranked 35th in the Face-off yearbook.  That is about as middle of the road as you can get with 69 D1 teams this year.  They even had Michigan ranked ahead of us at 34. 

Based on a few quotes from coach the D will be changing again.  Lucas Rock will now start at close D.   Dorsey also a possible starter down low.  The freshman will battle it out for the 3rd spot.  Mentioned Judge would be playing SSDM.   No mention of Luca...maybe he's going back to FOGO.   

Locks for Attack were Eastwood and Schultz.   Rooney wasn't mentioned much and he is our leading returning scorer...WTF?    Nagle will never give him any ink because he was a Sowell recruit.    Maybe he starts on Middie with Rogers and Hughes.   I would like to see him finish out his career on Attack.  The roster lists him at Middie.   

The article mentions zero fall scrimmages for the team.  Another head scratcher from our clueless coach.   If they can't will the AE this year he has to go.   No more excuses for the clueless wonder...his boys are all grown up now.   

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 16, 2014, 11:11:21 am
Thanks Joey- these are uninformed guesses, but, perhaps Sichenzia fills in at x where Rooney left off?  Or perhaps a new face like Sheets???

If Rooney is at mid with Hughes and Rogers and Andreassi, i suppose that gives us nice depth with Bitzer and Corpo having another year under their belt.  Plus there are plenty of new guys who can play on that line.

I wonder who will faceoff, Lindsay, Philbin, Luca, etc.  Curry i suppose will still run pole?  And since it sounds like Judge will run midfield, i wonder if he will play some pole too, same for Luca, makes sense, again just guesses and there are new faces.

I believe Ellis was at SSDM and maybe Cunningham, maybe Reh too (cant remember)...

If Rock and Dorsey play down low, a mystery "freshman" could be one of six guys.  Good chance though we know Johnstone will start in cage?

Guess we will have to wait till Feb!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 17, 2014, 11:28:21 am
AE Season Preview: http://laxallstars.com/college-lacrosse-conference-preview-america-east/

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Faceoffs may also be an issue for Stony Brook, as freshman phenom Kyle Rowe transferred to Duke this offseason. However, they return junior middie Challen Rogers, who had 22 goals and 30 assists last season to ease the pain. They also return junior Brody Eastwood, who had an impressive 40 goals last year. Stony Brook has the offensive power to put up a lot of points, but somebody will have to step up at the faceoff X to get them the ball first. Another 2-3 AE season is not what the Sea Wolves have in mind.

Overall, this conference is intriguing for 2015. Albany is still a very powerful team, but with the loss of two huge pieces of their offense, there is a chance that another team could step in and take the conference title. However, there are still some unanswered questions around the conference. How will UMass Lowell fare in their first year? Can Stony Brook and UMBC win faceoffs? Will Binghamton be able to fill their offensive holes and have another good AE season? Who will start in net for Hartford? All of these story lines make the America East Conference one to keep an eye on!

Looks like all they did was look at schedule and stats.  But i of course appreciate the coverage.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on December 17, 2014, 03:39:46 pm
The Faceoff yearbook looks like they actually interviewed Nagle, but you know him...he never gives any info out.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 19, 2014, 11:42:35 am
AE preseason coaches poll and honors: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/2015-face-off-yearbook-america-east-coaches-poll-all-conference/30307

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 06, 2015, 12:37:18 pm
preseason contest at Villanova 1/31: http://www.laxpower.com/common/scrimmages.php
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 07, 2015, 02:03:13 pm
for what its worth... http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/1/7/7491155/2015-college-ncaa-lacrosse-preview-fun-teams-most-exciting-duke-denver-albany-syracuse-virginia

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The Fun Factor considers various items -- a team's competitiveness, a team's willingness to create and play lots of possessions in 60 minutes of play, and a team's ability to embarrass opposing goaltenders -- to quantify which teams are the most watchable in Division I. (A dumbed down version of the approach: High Tempo + Highly Competitive Play + Offensive Heat = Fun.) The Fun Factor isn't perfect, but it does a decent job at identifying teams that generate the kind of excitement that makes me want to use exclamation points.

TOP 10 IN THE "FUN FACTOR": 2011-2014
TEAM   '11-'14 AVG. FUN FACTOR VALUE   N'TL RANK   '11-'14 AVG. FUN FACTOR RANK   NT'L RANK
Duke   5.75   1   4.75   2
Denver   5.54   2   4.50   1
Cornell   5.24   3   7.75   3
Albany   5.10   4   15.25   11
North Carolina   4.95   5   8.75   4
Syracuse   4.77   6   10.50   8
Virginia   4.68   7   10.25   7
Johns Hopkins   4.66   8   10.00   5
Maryland   4.62   9   10.00   5
Stony Brook   4.28   10   13.25   9
Loyola   4.19   11   14.75   10
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 12, 2015, 11:43:31 am
on faceoffs: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/1/9/7514503/2014-college-ncaa-lacrosse-preview-face-off-bucknell-stony-brook-detroit-faceoff

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Potential 2015 Face-Off Importance:

Kyle Rowe was a mule for the Seawolves last season: In his freshman campaign, the faceoff specialist won 62.47 percent of his draws and helped Stony Brook increase its faceoff percentage from 2013 to 2014 by over 20 percent (and, in turn, helped the Seawolves go from a team that played at a five-possession deficit per 60 minutes of play to one that held a four-possession advantage in the same metric in 2014). Rowe was a phenomenal coup for Stony Brook's possession-generation woes -- the Seawolves earned 249 offensive opportunities from a clearing postures last spring; Rowe, himself, won 248 draws last season -- but all of the promise that Rowe held for Stony Brook going into 2015 has vanished: Rowe transferred to Duke in the offseason to assume Brendan Fowler's place in the Devils' faceoff universe. This has created a difficult situation for the Seawolves: Stony Brook returns two players that took at least 10 draws last season -- Frank Lucatuorto and Jay Lindsay -- and those cats held a combined win rate of 46.67 percent on only 30 aggregated attempts. Lucatuorto is the more experienced of the two players, but (1) he shouldered the majority of the Seawolves' faceoff responsibilities in 2013 en route to a 42.28 percent faceoff win rate, only slightly exceeding the team's overall draw value of 40.43 percent (a mark that ranked 56th nationally), and (2) Lucatuorto has moved down and been running with a pole since last season. Resolution will need to come from somewhere or the Seawolves could be staring at a season of running into the wind.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on January 12, 2015, 04:11:33 pm
He's hoping the frosh from CT can step in and win the draws....
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 12, 2015, 04:49:20 pm
USILA top 20 preseason poll- http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=41252

here's who we play-
#3 duke
#13 albany
#18 lehigh

votes: Princeton, St. John's, Fairfield
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 13, 2015, 02:55:34 pm
AE preview: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/1/12/7524729/2015-ncaa-college-lacrosse-preview-america-east-outlook-albany-stony-brook-umbc-binghamton-hartford

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The Seawolves have a lot of positives in their grasp this year: The team's top five point generators from a season ago return to stabilize the team's offense (this quintet accounted for over 77 percent of the team's points in 2014), those contributors featuring three players -- Mike Rooney, Challen Rogers, and Matt Schultz -- that put together 50-point seasons; two of the team's starting close defensemen from the team's final game against Albany last spring are available to Jim Nagle in 2015; the team's starting long-stick midfielder also maintains 2015 eligibility; and 13 juniors and seniors that are hungry to reestablish Stony Brook at the top of the America East's pecking order are still kicking around the north shore of Long Island. Yet, there are two dicey situations for the Seawolves at the sunrise of the season: (1) Kyle Rowe has transferred to Duke, leaving Stony Brook without a face-melting faceoff specialist;
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 15, 2015, 12:03:28 pm
albany preview: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/011415_lmranks_di_mens_preview_no_13_albany
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 20, 2015, 09:27:39 am
just some notes on the roster-

i noticed brandon bailey redshirted 2014 so he is a RS FR for 2015.

abdellatif was named to the all america team in 2014, here is an article: http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/jun/25/0625_hslacrosse/?print

for the full list, you can find maciejewski on it too: http://www.laxpower.com/all-amer/aa-list-hs.php?SelYear=2014&SelGender=B&SelList=AA

nova scrimmage is next weekend, 1/31 (some places show 1/13).
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 21, 2015, 09:22:59 am
season preview: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse-blog/bal-america-east-mens-lacrosse-outlook-for-2015-20150115-story.html

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Team on the rise: Stony Brook barely limped into last year’s America East tournament with a 2-3 conference record. But that team took top-seeded Albany into overtime, and despite the 17-16 loss, there’s a lot to be excited about if you are a Seawolves fan. The biggest ray of hope comes from the return of the offense’s top five scorers, including senior midfielder Mike Rooney (31, 22) and junior midfielder Challen Rogers (22, 30). Like the Great Danes, Stony Brook’s offensive firepower may have to overcome some defensive deficiencies, but it’s a formula that could pay dividends.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on January 24, 2015, 08:52:34 pm
Chris D noticed that Mike and Tyler Andressi are both no longer listed on the roster...WTF?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 26, 2015, 09:25:08 am
didnt notice that- good catch.  anyone have any answers on this?

first scrimmage is five days away; first game twelve.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on January 28, 2015, 04:31:13 pm
Albany Tabbed as Favorite in America East Preseason Poll
BOSTON - Reigning America East champion University at Albany, the 12th ranked team in the nation, is the preseason favorite to retain its league title as the Great Danes were the unanimous pick in the preseason poll by the league's head coaches Wednesday afternoon. Albany, which nearly reached the Final Four last season, received all five six-place votes and 36 points in a vote of the league's head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team.

Stony Brook University received the other first-place vote and 30 points to come in second place while UMBC, which appeared in the America East title game a year ago, was third with 23 points. Binghamton University (20 points), University of Hartford (18) and University of Vermont (12) and UMass Lowell, which is beginning its first season as a program, rounded out the seven-team poll.

The 2015 campaign begins the weekend of Feb. 7 with three teams in action. The top four teams in the conference standings will qualify for the America East Men's Lacrosse Championship, which will be held at tournament's No. 1 seed for the first time since 2009. The semifinals take place on April 30 and the final on May 2, a game that will be nationally televised on ESPNU. The league champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, where four America East teams have won games since 2007.

2015 Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll

Rk   School (1st)      Pts
1.   Albany (6)        36
2.   Stony Brook (1)   30
3.   UMBC              23
4.   Binghamton        20
5    Hartford          18
6.   Vermont           12
7.   UMass Lowell      8


Team Previews

Albany Great Danes (12-6, 5-0 AE)
• Tabbed preseason favorite for third-straight season after capturing the league title last season and reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.
• Ranked 12th in the USILA preseason poll and 11th in the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Poll.
• Return 17 letterwinners from last year's team including Co-Tewaaraton Award winner Lyle Thompson, who set an NCAA single-season record with 128 points last year.
• Schedule features four opponents that reached the NCAA tournament last year, including #4 Syracuse, #10 Cornell, #11 Harvard and #19 Bryant.

Stony Brook Seawolves (6-10, 2-3 AE)
• Will feature 14 upper classemen on a team that reached the America East Championship for the 13th-straight year in 2014.
• The Seawolves bring back 95 percent from its scoring output from last year's squad led by junior Brody Eastwood, who tallied 40-plus goals for the second-straight season.
• Junior Challen Rogers, a first-team All-America East choice last year, was named a preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse.
• Stony Brook has 10 home games for the second-straight season and opens at LaValle Stadium vs. Manhattan on Feb. 7.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 28, 2015, 05:21:38 pm
thanks- i see the tourney is thurs/sat.  in the past they've changed the format a bit.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 28, 2015, 08:56:50 pm
harrington off the roster- http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52625&p=1279512#p1279512
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 29, 2015, 02:01:44 pm
albany preview- http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/2015-ncaa-preview-albany/30682

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Early test

At Stony Brook, March 14

The schedule includes six teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year, including three in a row to start – Drexel, Bryant and Cornell. But the easiest and surest path to the NCAA Tournament is by winning the America East, and the Seawolves are probably the No. 2 team in that conference behind Albany. Last year Stony Brook was second in the nation in shooting percentage (37.3). The Seawolves have back six double-digit goal scorers from 2014. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 29, 2015, 03:36:31 pm
am i reading this right?  insinuating over at laxpower that rogers has moved to attack?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on January 29, 2015, 04:21:22 pm
I'll believe it when I see it.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 29, 2015, 05:04:28 pm
i think ive lost track here... does that mean the starting lineup should look something like this-

Att- Schultz, Easty, Rogers, Sichenzia, new face?

Mid- Rooney, Hughes, Bitzer, Corpo, new face?

Face- Lindsay/Philbin/Luca?  Curry/Judge/Luca?

Dmid- Ellis, Luca?  Judge?  New face?

Def- Rock, Dorsey, new face?

Goal- Johnstone


we could wait a few days i guess!  but that wouldnt be as interesting as guessing.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on January 30, 2015, 08:22:55 am
Who knows who is going playing where with this clown coach.   He has kids switching positions like it's a game.   Next thing you know Johnstone will be taking the draws. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 01, 2015, 12:41:11 pm
Looks like it was 14-10 Nova yesterday but Matt Kinnear from insides lacrosse mentioned Scultz has a couple nice finishes and Rogers feeding the rock was "insane".   Not all bad news.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 02, 2015, 11:32:34 am
another season preview- some analysis- http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/2/2/7957669/2015-college-lacrosse-preview-america-east-albany-stony-brook-umbc-binghamton-hartford
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 02, 2015, 11:50:32 am
newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-lacrosse-looking-forward-to-big-games-against-duke-albany-1.9886343

luca at faceoffs. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 02, 2015, 03:11:07 pm
newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-lacrosse-looking-forward-to-big-games-against-duke-albany-1.9886343

luca at faceoffs. 

Andrew Dorsey with a quote makes me think he might be starting
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 03, 2015, 08:39:49 am
so with judge moved out of D and Luca too, i have to assume at least one freshman is starting?

that also means that we arent showing much size down low.  not that size is everything...

is curry still playing any LSM?  guess we will find out this wkd!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 03, 2015, 09:00:34 am
so with judge moved out of D and Luca too, i have to assume at least one freshman is starting?

that also means that we arent showing much size down low.  not that size is everything...

is curry still playing any LSM?  guess we will find out this wkd!

I thought I read somewhere that Curry was playing shortie, but who knows.  He is the captain so he will be playing.   

Gonna try to make it out there Sat assuming there is no more snow storms.       
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 03, 2015, 09:11:16 am
Game 1- Manhattan at SB
2/7 1pm
no video coverage

i havent seen the jaspers play in a few years, but their schedule (especially early on) is tough.  dare i say tougher than ours?

manhattan was selected by the MAAC coaches in 6th place out of 7 (monmouth last, not one Jasper on the preseason team).  arguably the weakest conference in D1.  but yet i still think this has the makings of a close game- early season, lots of question marks, cold weather, no scouting, etc.

what i do know about manhattan is that theyve graduated some key players- they run nearly two lines at mid and all graduated (except hurst), including their main feeder.  it seems to be an iso offense and not so much off-ball (zero assists against SB in 2014).  on attack it looks like two seniors graduated (including their finisher).  the two returning attackman combined 11 points in 2014, neither sniffed the scorebook against SB in 2014.

they also graduate mcmahon (who may have run LSM not sure) and lots of defensemen return.  its a huge roster.  also their goalie graduated.  he had a big game against SB last year.

not sure about the incoming class though.  all i can add here is that its a big class and comes from pretty good HS teams- on the national level that is.  but really, not a lot of info to go off of, because, well, no games have occurred yet. 

so looking at 2014, 12-8 SB at Manhattan, SB did mostly everything from attack, with Easty and Rooney totalling 8 goals and Schultz with 3 helpers.  Rowe dominated the X and enabled SB to shut down the Jaspers in the second half.  it was a tight game through the second Q. 

there's a lot of new faces at SB, yet, a lot of returning starters.  rowe is the key departure, now maybe andreassi too. 

there's been inklings that a lot of positions have been changed around at SB... we will find out details starting with saturday.  the team ended last season on both a heartbreaking and positive note.  the program hasnt captured much attention in the offseason (good?) because everyone is talking about UA.

it should be cold and cloudy at LaValle.   GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 03, 2015, 12:49:12 pm
cunningham to adelphi: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DII/2014-15/news/020315_lmranks_dii_mens_preview_no_4_adelphi

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 03, 2015, 02:33:47 pm
SB Statesman: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/02/03/mens-lacrosse-ranked-second-in-ae-preseason-poll/
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 03, 2015, 03:03:42 pm
SB Statesman: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/02/03/mens-lacrosse-ranked-second-in-ae-preseason-poll/

"After a couple of years to mature together, losing because of a lack of experience is no longer plausible."

No excuses Nagle...win or go home
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 03, 2015, 03:30:45 pm
on Men's and one Woman's game on ESPN3 this year.  I guess that better than nothing:

http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/020315_espn_broadcast_schedule_for_2015_features_48_ranked_programs
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 03, 2015, 03:48:24 pm
A few other roster notes… roster last year was 38, this year down to 34. 

Cunningham- Adelphi
Shaughnessy-
Bentz- Adelphi
Balzano-
Wood-
Andreassi- left team
Andreassi-
Mahon-
Rowe- Duke
Harris-
Ross- 
Harrington- 

Also:
Calvagna- decomitted
Caridi- decomitted, Fl Southern
Bailey- redshirted 2014
Bailey- changed from #42 to #4
Corpo- changed from #13 to #7


That still makes the new class 12 players, which is big despite the departures.  Not that this matters; but we only have 4 attackmen listed.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 04, 2015, 10:09:17 am
Not one Sachem kid left with both Andreassi's gone,  Harris left after last season and Ross and Calvagna never made it to campus.   Some much for a local pipeline.  F Nagle
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 04, 2015, 12:13:02 pm
looks like bellando found a home at cw post- good for him he's a talented player.  http://liupostpioneers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4801&path=mlax
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on February 05, 2015, 12:26:57 am
Anthony ross Is still hear from sachem north
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 05, 2015, 08:26:32 am
really?  i dont see him on the roster- perhaps he is a redshirt then?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 05, 2015, 04:14:51 pm
Forecast calls for 34 and cloudy on Sat at the Brook.   Great day for lacrosse and great weather the heckle Nagle.   Anyone making the trip out?   

Let's go Seawolves!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 06, 2015, 10:45:43 am
Stony Brook Lacrosse ‏@StonyBrookMLax

Mike Rooney and Brody Eastwood (both with 84 career goals) enter ’15 tied for 11th all-time in school history. First game Sat. vs. Manhattan
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 06, 2015, 01:29:00 pm
for what its worth... luke miller is DII preseason POY: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DII/2014-15/news/020615_dii_mens_preseason_player_of_the_year_nyits_luke_miller
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 06, 2015, 02:04:38 pm
we do play lehigh... http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh/index.ssf/2015/02/three_suspended_lehigh_univers_1.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 06, 2015, 03:16:43 pm
we do play lehigh... http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh/index.ssf/2015/02/three_suspended_lehigh_univers_1.html
My sons 3rd grade team is playing halftime of the Lehigh game
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: laxnation on February 06, 2015, 04:42:41 pm
Free admission to the Manhattan game due to the weather and limited seating.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 06, 2015, 07:48:02 pm


http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/020615aaa.html


The expectations for the 2015 Stony Brook men's lacrosse team are at an all-time high under fourth-year head coach Jim Nagle.

Over the past two seasons, the team's talent has never been a question mark. What Stony Brook lacked was game experience and a veteran group.  Well, the Seawolves again are talented and the program features juniors and seniors who are ready to lead.

"We've been young, but now we've got a lot of game experience under our belts. Come game time, our guys should be ready to handle any situation," Nagle said.

"I think our guys are coming into this season in great shape and prepared to get Stony Brook men's lacrosse back to where it needs to be."

Attack
Stony Brook's three starters on attack last year -- senior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and juniors Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) -- all put up at least 40 points apiece last season. The trio is dynamic with an added wrinkle.

In an effort to add athleticism to a seasoned group, Nagle has moved junior Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) to attack. Rogers scored 22 goals and added 30 assists from the midfield and is four points away 100.

"We're going to try Challen down on attack. He's a natural feeder. We've been playing with a lot of finishers on attack. We're hoping Challen's ability to be a feeder will accentuate a guy like [Matt] Schultz," Nagle said.

The aforementioned Schultz nearly tripled his point output from his freshman to sophomore year, totaling 17 in 2013 to finishing second on the squad with 50 (26g, 24a) last season. "We're expecting another big season from Matt. He was great last season. We think he's improved physically in the offseason," Nagle said.

With 84 goals already under his belt, Eastwood will be the seventh player in school history with 100 goals. "Brody has been a consistent scorer for us. We need another big season for him," Nagle said.

Freshman Jake Sheets (Bay Shore, N.Y.), a three-time All-Suffolk County selection, accounted for more than 200 points during his high school career. He could see time as the fourth attackman. Sophomore Chris Stemke (Selden, N.Y.), a transfer from Dowling, had 50 points for the Lions last season. Nagle also sees him as a midfielder.

"I'm very optimistic with this unit. We've been productive; we just haven't always seized the opportunity to play better with the ball," Nagle said.

Midfield
With the move of Rogers to attack, Nagle will have the luxury of running two lines of midfielders.

"With Challen at attack, we'll be able to get some more guys on the field," Nagle said. "We want to keep one of our more dynamic players on the field."

Taking Rogers place as a starting midfielder will be Rooney -- one of three seniors on the team.

"Mike is just a scorer," Nagle said. "When he's in the midfield, he's a tough matchup. He's more successful going to the cage from the midfield."

Rooney led Stony Brook with 53 points (31g, 22a) and his 142 points rank in the top 10 in school history.

Junior Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) had an outstanding sophomore season and Nagle hopes for more from one of his captains. "Chris had a great sophomore year. He's a great team guy who'll probably draw more attention this season." Hughes totaled 23 goals and 17 assists in 2014, more than tripling his total freshman output.

Nagle is high on two sophomores -- Ryan Bitzer (Riverhead, N.Y.) and Alex Corpolongo (Purdys, N.Y.). "We need them to step into vital roles," Nagle said. "I'm very optimistic they're going to have great years based on their talent and work ethic." Bitzer played in all 16 games, scoring two goals and tallying five assists to lead all Stony Brook freshmen in points. Corpolongo scored three goals. 

Junior Jake Sichenzia (Sayville, N.Y.) can play either attack or midfield. "I'm excited about what Jake can do in the midfield. He's the ultimate team guy. I like his ability to go behind the cage and invert," Nagle said. Sichenzia finished last season with eight goals and five assists.

Freshmen McLean Chicquen (Victoria, British Columbia) and Derek Lloyd (Calgary, Alberta) are adjusting to the college game, but according to Nagle, their talent is high. "McLean's a dynamic feeder and dodger. I love his ability in the 6-on-6 game. His adjustment will be the speed of the college game," Nagle said. Chicquen led all British Columbia Jr. A rookies with 36 goals and 41 assists.

Lloyd was a member of Team Alberta and coached by former Stony Brook lacrosse player Rhys Duch. Lloyd helped the Calgary Mountaineers to the BCJALL Western Canadian finals.  "Derek is very athletic and dangerous as a lefty shooter. He's continuing to adjust to the field game," Nagle said. 

In the defensive midfield, sophomore Mark Ellis (Garden City, N.Y.) showed a lot of potential as a short stick defensive midfielder last season. Nagle has moved sophomore Jeff Reh (Sound Beach, N.Y.) to defense to take advantage of his athleticism and ability to push the ball in transition.

Freshmen Matt Robison (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and Dan Czelatka (Riverhead, N.Y.) could be in the mix.

Junior co-captain Dylan Curry (East Meadow, N.Y.) was given a long stick after his freshman season and shined in 2014. As the starting long-stick midfielder, Curry accounted for 47 ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Backing up Curry will be freshman Kyle Abdellatif (Ballston Spa, N.Y.), senior Bryan Judge (Melville, N.Y.) and junior Andrew Buron (Duxbury, Mass.)

Abdellatif was a US Lacrosse All-American at Ballston Spa High School after tallying 97 ground balls.

Judge has been a three-year starter with more than 45 games under his belt.

Buron will begin his second season with a long pole.

Defense
Nagle has moved junior Lucas Rock (Bay Shore, N.Y.) to close defense. Rock has been a starting short stick defensive midfielder who knows the system. Nagle likes his team-first mentality and understand of defensive concepts.

Senior Andrew Dorsey (Clifton Park, N.Y.) understands the team's defensive concepts and could be in the mix for a starting spot.

Sophomores Joe Fraietta (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) and Bradley Garcia (Doylestown, Pa.) have a year under their belts.

Nagle likes the potential of freshmen Ben Randall (Mason, Ohio) and Tyler Anderson (Wading River, N.Y.), who move well and are athletic for their size. Redshirt freshman Brandon Bailey (Bowie, Md.) is continuing to get better after missing last year with an injury.

Goalkeepers
Sophomore Hayden Johnstone (Toronto, Ontario) started the final 10 games last season and earned America East All-Rookie honors. Johnstone gained a ton of experience as Team Finland's starting goalie during last summer's World Championships.

Pushing Johnstone is freshman Brandon Maciejewski (Penn Yan, N.Y.), a US Lacrosse All-American who was a highly coveted recruit from upstate New York.

Junior Patrick Fleming (Sayville, N.Y.) is a high-character kid who will compete for time.

Face-Off
With the new face-off rules in place, Nagle feels his athleticism at the 'X' will go Stony Brook's way.

Junior Frank Lucatuorto (Stony Brook, N.Y.) took the majority of the face-offs as a freshman before moving to a defensive role last season. Nagle loves Lucatuorto's athleticism and scrappiness and believes the new rules will benefit Lucatuorto moving forward.

Freshman Matt Philbin (Danbury, Conn.) and sophomore Jay Lindsay (Burlington, Ontario) also will benefit from the rules changes and will see time this season.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 08:18:07 am
great here are some answers we are waiting for!  good to see the athletic dept and nagle throwing a bone to the fans!

makes sense that rogers can feed and we have finishers on attack. 

with hughes and rooney at mid, i wonder who gets the pole?  hughes has the size and outside shot, rooney is used to playing against a pole.  that could create favorable mismatches for SB.  i like sichenzia as a swing man between mid/attack. 

note that with lloyd, hughes, and easty, that's three lefties out there. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 07, 2015, 11:17:33 am
I would guess Rooney gets the pole...he's quicker and a better dodger...Hughes is more of a catch and shoot guy. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 01:06:45 pm
just started... rooney with the first one.  lets see if the position changes work out better.

also camera guy is having all kinds of trouble, doesnt know his mic is on, dropped 5 f-bombs and counting.  cmon SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 01:17:15 pm
2-0, both rooney.  looks like johnstone is having a great start.

i heard someone say to the camera guy that he was cursing... he remarked that the audio was down, and then it cut out.  thanks for the laughs though!

MC switched to a zone.  we are spinning the ball around well.  a lot of 141.  snow appears to have stopped...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 01:30:18 pm
snow is back.

we look in good shape and pretty sharp for game 1- remember its early feb, guys are in new positions, i know MC isnt the greatest opponent, but a good sign.

5-1 SB 2nd Q.  wish we had some audio...  looks like dorsey and randall are down low.  EMO moves the ball very crisply. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 01:41:37 pm
HUGE first half for rooney at mid.  great TOP which has kept the score down.  team really looks in shape.  we are taking some outside shots and they are going in.  corpo getting lots of runs with the first line.  lindsay mixing in faceoffs with luca.  9-2 SB mid 2nd.  impressive EMO goal from rogers, face dodging to go left with a bouncer. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 01:59:51 pm
sorry for the live blogging.  end of first half.  sound back on.  absolute domination on ToP.  this might be a good Q4 to get a few other freshmen out there.  particularly on defense. 

robison got some runs, on d-mid i think (ellis too?).  i loathe getting scored on just before half- and then curry answered right back with 0:00 left.  11-3 SB.

key stat (one that we've always been good at)- shot %.  11 goals on 17 shots (65%).  cant really ask for better than that.  MC is 3/16. 

camera needs to zoom a bit more.  i see one thing that hasnt changed at LaValle is the awful music.  we used to have sinatra after games.  from top to bottom...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 02:03:12 pm
in other news- duek 14, high point 13 with 6min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 02:22:42 pm
cross field passing with the long sticks looks good for only feb.  johnstone is having a monster day.  i saw bailey got out there with EMD.  13-3 SB mid 3rd.    i think i see reh getting out there with the dmids. 

btw luca is such a good utility man- clears, GBs, faceoffs, both hands, gotta love this guy.  smart enough and athletic enough to pay multiple different positions on the field. 

i think duke beat HPU 15-13.  turns out duke suspended 3 players just before gametime.  at least one was a key player. 

easty joins in on the fun for a hat trick, 14-3 SB , timeout MC, late 4rd. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 02:40:51 pm
middle of 4, 16-3 SB. Corpo shows big lefty outside shot.  between himself and hughes, lots of size, and then rooney, creating matchup problems for other teams.   

btw just put up a graphic that showed four hat tricks so far today for SB. 

our EMD is doing well today. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 02:51:36 pm
i think i saw stemke and sichenzia running a second midfield line.   

corpo with another- on EMO a big outside righty bouncer.  he must have really worked hard in the offseason because he is getting a lot of runs and rising to the occasion.  he's got a hat trick now too. 

another EMO, sichenzia low to low on a broken play.   18-3 SB with 6min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: ry1nik on February 07, 2015, 02:55:00 pm
Men's score is looking like the ladies' lax scores.  Of course it's against Manhattan...let's see what they do against the big boys.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 02:57:11 pm
with about 7 min left we are starting to see lloyd, stemke, chicquen, buron, czetlaka, fraietta, bailey, sheets.  sichenzia gets another to make it 19-3 with 90 second left.  philbin got in on the last faceoff. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Noobie Rb on February 07, 2015, 03:10:41 pm
Besides a great attack,  look at the strong defense for SB. ONLY 3 goals scored.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 03:13:17 pm
and whaddya know?  they end the game with sinatra!!! 

perhaps one downside today is too many flags.  not very surprising considering the entire defense is new. 

really complete game today for SB.  this is how we should be beating teams like manhattan.   this team's talent is wide, meaning that we dont have one or two runaway players (like UA may have this year); we have many guys that can hurt you.  so while we wont likely get the accolades, we can create matchup problems for other teams.  i think. 

we knew what johnstone and luca were in terms of talent- they both had a huge day- but i have to hand it to corpo- big day in his new role in the first line.  of course, a lot of guys are in new roles and while we will face tougher teams, this seems to have worked so far. 

defense defense defense.  great job today.  winning faceoffs and possessing on offense helps of course.  also note that maciejewski got in and had 5 saves late in the game.  fleming came in too. 

SB shot 19/35 (54%).  easty and corpo- 8 of 8 combined!  looks like we played 30 guys.  anderson got some time too.  i think abdellatif got quite a few runs, judge a few too.  we out groundballed MC 35-24. 

btw 2010 was the last time we opened the season with a win- remember that team?  we opened 2011 with a heartbreaking OT loss to #1 virginia. 

in other news JHU blew the doors off UMBC and PSU doubled up vermont.  RuTgers edged out SJU. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 07, 2015, 03:52:27 pm
Besides a great attack,  look at the strong defense for SB. ONLY 3 goals scored.

The goalies played great...both made a lot of great saves
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 07, 2015, 03:58:31 pm
with about 7 min left we are starting to see lloyd, stemke, chicquen, buron, czetlaka, fraietta, bailey, sheets.  sichenzia gets another to make it 19-3 with 90 second left.  philbin got in on the last faceoff. 

Ellis played a nice game with the short stick.  He is so fast...he blew by 3 guys on a clear.  Corpo looks like a nice replacement for Rogers on Mid.   Still scared about the close D.  Not sure about the stats but they seemed to be better in the clearing game than they have been under Nagle.  It was nice to see the whole team take care of business today.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 08, 2015, 04:12:40 pm
photos: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-lacrosse-vs-manhattan-ncaa-pictures-1.9913286#more

thoughts on the new hats???
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 09, 2015, 09:13:44 am
photos: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-lacrosse-vs-manhattan-ncaa-pictures-1.9913286#more

thoughts on the new hats???
Wasn't a huge fan of the helmets.  I personally would have liked a solid color with stickers to accent.   Most club teams have better looking helmets than those.   I know Nagle doesn't care but come on, Warrior Helmets, Brine gloves and elbow pads and Nike uniforms.   It's time to give Warrior the full budget just like our friends on Hempstead turnpike do.   

On a positive note Quint gave us a little love in his top 20....

Just outside my (Quint's) Top 20 this week: High Point, Marquette, Stony Brook, Michigan, Bryant and Detroit. (Note, the first in-season Cascade/Maverik Media Poll will run Monday, Feb. 16)
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 09, 2015, 09:29:28 am
Game 2- SB at SJU
2/14 1pm
televised on ESPN3
22' and PC; 60% chance of afternoon show (1'')

the johnnies were on the threshold of making waves in the last two seasons with its bigtime attack unit, who are now playing MLL.  over 200 points went out with graduation.  so this is a different team perhaps. 

in 2014 the red storm defeated SB 13-11 at LaValle.  the same top four players did everything for SJU, all are graduated.  they do return a goalie though.  from what i remember of 2014, SB didnt necessarily play poorly, but had some trouble covering the talented attack unit.

so who's back for SJU?  diachenko and dejohn on attack; and bonanno on mid; and i think all or most of the defense.  they return their stud difrangia on defense, who is a senior.  i didnt see them play rutgers, but the stats suggest a freshman is starting on attack, and the midfield has added a few underclassmen.  danaher had a big day in cage with 13 saves against rutgers. 

if you care about preseason previews, SJU was picked 5 out of 6.  going off of 2014, while SJU had the punch on offense, the scores suggest that it had trouble stopping other teams.  they play a middle of the road schedule. 

i dont know much about the incoming class, but they did sign corpo's little brother.  and the rest come from a pretty competitive HS teams. 

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 09, 2015, 09:50:02 am
Must win this week.   Would love to see them 3-0 when they play Duke.  The O will be fine...the only real issue is the close D.   The poles and shorties are solid, as is the goalie situation.   

My Prediction:
14-9 SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 09, 2015, 10:00:41 am
i would hope so!  would be nice to beat a local rival by 5.  i think they are one of the schools we regularly compete with for recruits. 

in other news... UMBC is struggling so far (its early) and has lost some of their freshman class. http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52587&st=0&sk=t&sd=a#p1281308

vermont took a home beating from PSU and albany scrimmaged princeton/penn.  apparently princeton went up a few, UA sped up the tempo, caught up.  the Penn scrimmage was mostly backups i heard.

week 1 wasnt exactly upset city but a few things to note (yes, i know its based preseason rankings)- lehigh is upset at marquette after 3 players suspended; duke has trouble with both AFA and HPU after 3 players suspended; bryant was supposed to be top ten and stumbled at colgate; tOSU gets upset at home by DMU; rutgers mild upset over SJU; HPU upsets delaware.

if SB is going to be a top 20 team this year (fingers crossed!), then scores like these will certainly open up some spots.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 09, 2015, 10:20:13 am
in the past, Quint has thrown SB a bone when others havent- i remember that going back to 2002, also in '05/'06 when they had good seasons, and then again of course in '10/'11.  though he does do the same for SJU/Hof, its not really home cooking (he's from Lynbrook), because in each instance, SB deserved it, and the Baltimore contingent just never seemed to pay any credence to LI or even new england for the matter.  not even when UMass made the F4.

the one thing i really liked was that we played an exciting brand of lacrosse- zipping the ball around, causing fast breaks, pushing, no real slow down inverts, etc.  perhaps its the rule changes; perhaps its having a viable second midfield.  btw i think lloyd and chicquen played well in the short time they had.  rhys duch all the way!!!



Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 09, 2015, 11:18:55 am
so on to the boxscore- http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/stats/2014-2015/2015-01.html

attendance 327, not surprising.

four quarters and three shutouts?  this is what we needed all those years when we lost close games.

flags- 7 (5min), needs improvement.

out ground balled the jaspers 12-3 in the third.  a good sign of not letting up late in the game (bball anyone?), good depth, and better conditioning.

13/14 clears, this is excellent considering the time of year and weather.

EMD- 1/7, pretty good enough though MC couldnt shoot well.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 09, 2015, 11:41:27 am
Pretty sure everyone played...that might only happen once more this year vs NJIT so that was a good thing.   

Better conditioning should mean winning more of those one goal game that they used to lose.   

I'm not sure how they came up with the 327 attendance because they didn't check tix and it did seem like there was more people than that but who knows, I was frozen to my chair.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 09, 2015, 11:51:27 am
Inside Lacrosse is doing real time stats this year...nice to see the team and the kids on the top of the lists:

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/stats/DI
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 10, 2015, 11:17:06 am
some background on SJU this year- KYF (know your foe!) http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52615

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 10, 2015, 01:01:37 pm
AE weekly awards: Rogers/Maciejewski: http://www.americaeast.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&ATCLID=209882908

they inadvertently wrote in Evan Singletary from UA as the Player of the Week.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 10, 2015, 04:13:18 pm
SB Statesman: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/02/09/sbu-mens-lacrosse-easily-handles-manhattan-in-snowy-season-opener/

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Instead the duo, which had made the move temporarily in the past, had no difficulty. In fact, both Rogers and Rooney scored two goals to propel the team to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter, which would never be challenged.

“Well, I mean last year we switched a few times during the season,” Rooney said. “It’s the same thing with our offense, just share the ball.”

(http://sbstatesman.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bridgetdownes_lax_feb8_1-600x388.jpg)
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 10, 2015, 04:30:27 pm
SJ preview: http://inlacrossewetrust.com/ncaa-season-preview-saint-johns-red-storm/

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That means five of the team’s top seven scorers will need to be replaced as senior attackman Stefan Diachenko and his 21 points will lead the way for the Red Storm. Diachenko will likely team up with classmate Eric DeJohn (seven points) on attack. Meanwhile, James Bonanno (11 points) leads the way on midfield.

The defense will also need to replace some key parts as seniors Drew Viscusi and Joe Addona have graduated. The lone returnees are senior Mark DiFrangia and sophomore goalie Joe Danaher. DiFrangia is one of the best defenders in the Big East as he has been voted a unanimous choice for the Big East preseason team. DiFrangia also ranked 11th nationally in caused turnovers a game at 1.86.

However, they play Stony Brook in the second game of the season which should be a nice early measuring stick.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 12:57:10 pm
video at espn3: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2334869/size/condensed/

gametracker: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mlacros.html?event=1395071&school=ston&sport=mlacros&camefrom=&startschool=&

weather: 29' and cloudy with flurries
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 01:25:15 pm
slow start as neither team can take care of the ball, and lots of mental errors.  both teams with great early goaltending. 

heard that SB will split goalies, which likely means maciejewski will come in after halftime... just a guess.

then it opened up quickly.  if no one will slide to rogers on the inside roll- i say let him go all day.  then easty scored on the low crease.  drew a flag.  same play to easty, 3-0.  end of 1st Q.

lots of posts already from both teams.  long possessions for SB.  SB is moving the ball really well.  you can tell that they are looking to pass before they even catch.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 14, 2015, 01:27:50 pm
sloppy start but they seem to be finding their groove...3-0 after one.   Eastwood with 2 and Rogers with the other
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 01:43:36 pm
SB ride playing really hard.  rooney goal called off for stepping in the crease.  flag on play, rooney scores on EMO.  SB dominating ToP so far.

SJ scores on EMO.  i see ellis down low for faceoffs so SB can double pole the wings. 

SJ fast break and score by the LSM.  4-3 SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 01:49:11 pm
another SB goal called off (curry) for offsides, SJ goes the other way on a break and scores.

playing well for SB- jeff reh.  schultz scores on a high bouncer.  5-4 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 01:55:25 pm
cross field feed to easty for an easy bouncer.  thats a hat trick in the first half. 

luca wins next faceoff, to rogers, goal wiped out for crease violation, but flag.  big SJU save, SJU timeout.  big save johnstone.  halftime.

great first half for easty, johnstone, reh.  good game.  halftime 6-4 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 14, 2015, 02:00:43 pm
Gotta love the Apple TV...get to watch the game on the big screen 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 02:15:34 pm
tried chromecast- never works...

maciejewski is in for johnstone.  ive probably been saying it wrong- is it motch-ee-yef-sky?  now a righty cage for SB.

rooney scores and draws another flag (3rd?).  EMO, flurry of shots, no score, SJU clear and also flag against SB, SB gets the ball back.

danaher is standing on his head for SJU.  lots of saves.

a big big area for improvement for SB- take some body when the ball is on the ground. 

dejohn drives from X and scores in close.  7-5 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 02:20:44 pm
corpolongo for SJU wins the faceoff and goes right down to score, and just like that, one goal game. 

flag against SJU on offense- rogers to schultz low crease, EMO goal.  i think EMO is 3/4 today.  8-6 SB. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 02:30:25 pm
macie making some great saves but now SJU dominating ToP and getting shots.   

SJU on another fast break, 8-8.  all tied up end of 3Q. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 14, 2015, 02:33:00 pm
macie making some great saves but now SJU dominating ToP and getting shots.   

SJU on another fast break, 8-8.  all tied up end of 3Q. 
Typical SB...they can never hold a lead vs a decent team.   Shot selection is awful.   SJU's goalie is playing great and we are playing our backup. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 02:42:29 pm
slow fourth quarter so far- SJU scores on a feed to the crease.

diachenko again from the outside. 

this game has a lot of great goaltending, poor shooting, and quite a few pipes.  its 10-8 SJU with 8min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 02:45:21 pm
diachenko from the wing- that's three in a row for him- then dejohn off a broken play- 12-8 SJU with 6 min left.

macie was pulled for johnstone, SB timeout. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 14, 2015, 02:48:20 pm
God I hate Nagle...you wait until you are 4 down to put your starting goalie back in...why they hell you would take him out in a close game in the first place???  This is not the Jaspers coach.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 02:56:30 pm
dejohn inside roll- 13-8 SJU with 2min left and SB is toast.

then a flag against SB. 

so what went wrong today?  hard to tell.  i thought SB had some promise this year but you cant shut off mentally in the 2nd half the way they did today.  the johnnies went on a 9-1 run in the second half.  its not like SJU is a top twenty team this year.  plenty of time left though as its only feb.

at least bball is up big today...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 14, 2015, 03:01:01 pm
dejohn inside roll- 13-8 SJU with 2min left and SB is toast.

then a flag against SB. 

so what went wrong today?  hard to tell.  i thought SB had some promise this year but you cant shut off mentally in the 2nd half the way they did today.  the johnnies went on a 9-1 run in the second half.  its not like SJU is a top twenty team this year.  plenty of time left though as its only feb.

at least bball is up big today...

Same coach...same results...he doesn't play to win the OOC games.  Fire his sorry ass.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 03:03:07 pm
likely not going to threaten duke if you hold St John's to 13.  how about Albany?

SB had a three goal lead twice- but that was early.

in other news- a bad day gets worse.  Duke down 4 to denver late.  fairfield loses to HC.  penn beats UMBC.  Rutgers gets its doors blown off by richmond.  vermont lost to colgate.  UML lost to yale by 15. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: captaindj21 on February 14, 2015, 09:05:40 pm
joewillie, obviously this guy is giving you a heart attack. stop going to the games if it bothers you so much.  good watch Hofstra play.  stony brook fans won't miss you.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 10:11:38 pm
boxscore is out.  their attack absolutely murdered us.  especially in the fourth.  9 goals on 21 shots, plus 7 assists (most in the fourth).  otherwise, danaher with 16 saves, a few which we shot into his stick or belt buckle.  he played great.

while we hit a few posts and had 3 goals called off, it still wouldnt have been enough.  SJU hit quite a few posts early on too.

SJU only counted 10 turnovers, but i guess their stat guy doesnt count throwing the ball out of bounds to be a turnover...

a lot of flags again for SB- 6 for 4:30.  some of the things that turned the tide in favor of SJU in the 2nd half- won the faceoffs, didnt turn over the ball, big saves, long possessions.  and four SB flags in the 4th. 

on the good side, 3/5 EMO and 16/17 clears.  EMD was 5/6. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 16, 2015, 06:59:44 pm
joewillie, obviously this guy is giving you a heart attack. stop going to the games if it bothers you so much.  good watch Hofstra play.  stony brook fans won't miss you.
Nah buddy...wrong again.  I love the program.  Wish the kids had a better coach but it is what it is.  Carry on
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 17, 2015, 02:48:05 pm
for what its worth... IL top 50 players: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/quint-s-top-50-players-in-di-lacrosse-part-i/30913

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44. Mike Rooney, Sr., A, Stony Brook

Remarkably consistent over the course of his career, Rooney has put up 142 points in 49 career games, starting all but one as a Seawolf. He’s a balanced scorer/distributor — he has excellent lateral quickness and throws beautiful skip passes.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 18, 2015, 09:06:49 am
http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52625&sid=f3a0647f0f71d085ab2202fa627c5d33&p=1286064#p1286064

harsh words, have we fallen from the peaks of 2010-2012?

i think recent losses to marist, fairfield, SJU, siena, Qpac, etc dont help the case.  in each, i think its multiple losses too.  then toss in bingo, albany, and umbc. 

it doesnt bode well because there are brand new programs out there making waves already- michigan (2-0), richmond (2-0), boston U (2-0), marquette (2-0), detroit (1-1, beat OSU), high point, etc.  sure, they might not have played the teams SB has, but then again, maybe they have!

in other news... SB welcomes NJIT into Division I on friday, with former coach Travis Johnson at the helm.  GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 19, 2015, 12:09:35 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/02/17/brody-eastwoods-hat-trick-not-enough-in-mens-lacrosse-teams-loss-to-st-johns/

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 03:12:26 pm
corpo from the wing; rooney from the wing.  the seawolves are dominating ToP with long possessions. 

NJIT flag, corpo from the wing.  lindsay at the X.  another NJIT flag.  their defense is not afraid to press out and plays aggressively, they look in shape. 

rogers to schultz on the low crease, EMO.  4-0 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 03:24:04 pm
fast break feed from sheets to easty for a doorstep goal.

NJIT goalie has made 1 or 2 nice saves but they are having trouble clearing.  timeout SB. 

another broken clear and a self goal.  philbin taking the draw. 

NJIT didnt get the ball past half until 3min left in the first.  another nice save from their goalie.  end of 1st Q 6-0.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 03:35:50 pm
schultz from rooney on a broken play. 

schultz drives pipe from wing and scores. 

NJIT gets its first goal in program history- a really nice drive from the top to the pipe and baggett shoots on the run.  8-1 SB mid 2nd.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 03:52:23 pm
pace slowed up and a pretty uneventful finish to the 2nd half.  i think macie is in cage.  9-1 SB at half. 

schultz 3,1 on 4 shots and 5 grounders
rogers 2A
corpo 2G on 2 shots
rooney 1,1 on 1 shot
sichenzia 4GB
lindsay 5/5 with 5GB
philbin and luca both 3/3
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 04:16:24 pm
rogers from the wing.  the schultz, NJIT flag.  easty scores, from schultz.   mid 3rd 11-1 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 04:26:55 pm
rogers big outside shot, from bitzer.  timeout.

chicquen drives from behind and scores in tight.  i think thats his first. 

end of 3rd, 13-1 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Hammertime on February 20, 2015, 04:31:12 pm
Chairman. I think it's great that you do the play by play with lacrosse.. Did you play for them when you attended???
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 04:39:00 pm
i think fleming is in cage.  sichenzia splits left from up top and scores on a lefty bouncer.

corpo high to high from outside.  flag on NJIT.  timeout SB.

flag expires, 6v6 bitzer takes an outside jumpshot that goes in.  from stemke. 

a nice cut to the pipe by roach and feed from gioavanello, inside shot scores.  15-2 mid 4th.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 04:44:59 pm
flag on talay for slashing, NJIT EMO.  they got a couple of nice shots off but threw it away.  all even, baggett scores a low bouncer on the run for NJIT.

buron flagged for cross checking.  lomeli outside shot off hip goes in, 16-4 SB.

timeout NJIT.  7min left.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 04:54:55 pm
SB kills flag.  stemke from up top, sweeps left, face dodge and 10 yard shot for the score.  that's his first as a seawolf. 

lloyd got on the board with a goal- got open on the crease for a one timer, fed by sheets.  that's lloyd's first in the scarlet & gray.

17-4 SB finish.  good effort today.  i expect the highlanders to improve.  i think in 5 years time NJIT will look back and think of how far they've come in a short time.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 20, 2015, 04:55:36 pm
Chairman. I think it's great that you do the play by play with lacrosse.. Did you play for them when you attended???

thanks- i hope its helpful to get some live blogging!  yes.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 21, 2015, 08:02:47 am
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/02/18/stony-brook-mens-lacrosse-hopes-experience-and-hard-work-will-pay-off/
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 21, 2015, 01:52:49 pm
says the duke game has been moved to tax day: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52625&p=1287664#p1287664
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 21, 2015, 01:55:08 pm
http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/022115aaa.html

i wonder if htis will have implications- as i believe duke currently has 3 suspensions and a key player playing injured.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 21, 2015, 06:27:11 pm
albany doubled up a pretty good drexel team and i heard that thompson may have gotten a bit dinged up.  oakes and fields had a big coming out party.  weather was of course cold and snowy.

otherwise, hartford lost to bryant, UML lost to siena; vermont lost to providence.

UMBC beat monmouth and bingo plays marist tomorrow.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 21, 2015, 06:36:04 pm
game photos from NJIT: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/photos-stony-brook-18-njit-4/30967

looks like thompson has an upper body injury: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/lyle-thompson-leaves-albany-win-with-injury/30974

newsday uses a photo of andreassi: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-duke-lacrosse-game-postponed-1.9962000

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 24, 2015, 10:32:01 am
bingo game moved back a day, likely to make room after the duke game was added to 4/15: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/022315aab.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 24, 2015, 10:59:21 am
Game 4- Fairfield at SB
2/28 12pm
televised AETV http://www.americaeast.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&KEY=&id=1306308&catid=0
27' and sunny

Fairfield is a program that has quite a bit in common with SB.  games are reasonably close with the stags winning the last few.  id argue that SB competes for similar talent in the recruiting world.

a few years ago the stags were set to make headlines with an emerging upper class, prolific offense, and a stud goalie.  they flopped in the conference tourney (sound familiar?) and a lot of players graduated.  regardless, theyve been pretty good over the last two seasons registering a good record and some nice wins. 

fast forward to 2015- a transfer out (greenfield... or is he in grad school?) and a few key graduation losses make the stags potentially a different team.  not much to go on with wins over manhattan and providence.

in 2014 the stags won 15-13 at LaValle.  the attack did well for SB, but the defense couldnt stop any one of the starting offense.  one mid had 5 goals.  another had 3.  on the positive side, their finisher (warden) was held to one.  he graduated.

fairfield seemingly generates offense from midfield and shares the ball well.  but then again, they've played providence, manhattan, and holy cross (whose major upsets remain to be evaluated so far).  expectations were high this year for the stags, and they lost by one to HC to start- HC might be really good this year- consider the weather too.

fairfield has a lot of west coast players- also recruits MD, PA, NE, etc.  not sure about their recruits, but they have a huge roster.  they have a significant transfer (Schnider) at midfield from OSU.  the preseason ECAC poll has them fourth, just in front of hobart. 

we are also catching fairfield in the middle of a long road stretch.  cold weather too. 

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 25, 2015, 01:57:54 pm
hofstra blew the doors off manhattan, 18-0.  that prompted a review of the rare shutout in lax: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/2/25/8107305/college-ncaa-lacrosse-lax-shutout

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2010: Albany 0, Stony Brook 15. Albany took 36 shots on Stony Brook with 15 on goal, none getting past Charlie Paar, John Bella, or Nick DiGiacomo. The Seawolves would go on to finish the year with a 13-4 record and a loss to Virginia in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament as the event's eight-seed while Albany was able to string together a 5-11 record and a trip to the America East Tournament championship (where the Danes would again fall to Stony Brook, 7-11).
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 25, 2015, 02:01:37 pm
njit game: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/02/24/mens-lacrosse-routs-njit/
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 26, 2015, 09:07:33 pm
if this means anything to you... rogers on the tewey watch list: http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=41758

rubino too for the ladies.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on February 27, 2015, 09:45:34 am
if this means anything to you... rogers on the tewey watch list: http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=41758

rubino too for the ladies.

It’s nice that he got recognized.  He's proved for the past 2+ seasons to be a great player and one that has the ability to carry a team on his back.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: SBU17 on February 28, 2015, 07:35:44 am
Congrats to Challen! Great recognition for him and for SBU.

A little warmer today than last week.  Fairfield should be a good game.  I know Johnstone not playing today - he has been sick all week and unable to practice.  Good opportunity for Mace (I assume) to get some playing time.
Good luck to the boys - can't wait to watch! 
Lax season in full swing now. Love it!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 12:07:58 pm
good start.  i missed the first few min, but reh had a goal assisted from rooney.  i wonder if it was transition, thats the educated guess.

read on laxpower that johnstone is sick so macie gets the start. 

wide 141 on offense and good ball movement, feeds inside from rooney to easty for a goal. 

then a great save by macie.  2-0 SB mid first.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 12:17:49 pm
lindsay is taking most of the faceoffs today so far.

FU scores off a rebound, neubauer right on the doorstep. 

on a clear, HUGE 40 yard pass on a rope from rooney to easty on the crease for an inside score.

skip feed froim rooney (lefty) to hughes on the wing (righty) for a score.  SB offense very agressive today. 

note that chiquen and bitzer are on the field a bit more today.  4-1 SB near end of 1.

also matt mankiewicz of WUSB is calling the game on the video feed- i havent heard them all but to my knowledge, he is the best in the business.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 12:26:14 pm
FU with a lot of fundamental errors today- passing and catching.  they are in this game though despite the score.

three big saves in a row for nordstrom.   

schultz from x feeds rooney on the low wing from no angle, steps in and shoots low to high, with 6 seconds left.. 

btw rooney with 1 goal, 4 assists in the first quarter alone, was pretty close to scoring one also on a break.

ben randall also showed great range on the clears.  strong quarter for SB, they look in shape.  5-1 lead end of Q1.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 12:36:35 pm
miscommunication on a switch at x, mclinden left alone to curl around the cage and score on the doorstep.  5-2 SB

big inside save for macie.  weve lost at least a couple of clears today where a TO wouldve secured it.

flag on FU.  SB EMO, rooney up to feed to hughes on the left wing, shoots lefty outside and goes in high.  rooney in every goal today so far.  6-2 SB mid 2nd.

maybe rooney felt snubbed by the tewey cmte and decided to go on a tear.   ;D
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 12:48:47 pm
schnider cuts through the crease, gets the feed, turns and shoots high.  6-3 SB.  timeout, then schnider hits a post.

is rogers running mid again???

end of half.  if there's one thing for SB to really work on (they are having a very good day so far), its when clearing, getting the ball to a short stick, or calling timeout in traffic. 

despite the score, FU is right in this game and is not going away.  theyve missed the cage quite a bit and have thrown away a few passes.  could easily turn around.

6-3 SB at half.  rooney has a hand in every goal, 1,5. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 01:09:26 pm
beginning of 3; easty inside shot stopped by nordstrom.  knostman scores up top center with a 15 yard shot.  6-4 SB.

rooney feed from x to schultz charging the pipe, goalie turns around and schultz shoots stickside high for the score.  7-4 SB.

corpo sweeps up top from right to left, shoots outside high to high and beats nordstrom.  first unassisted goal today, 8-4 SB, 8min left in the 3rd.  first goal that rooney didnt have a hand in...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 01:18:56 pm
flag on SB off of a face, schnider scores on a fast break.  8-5 SB.

reh illegal body check, EMO for FU.  very good sliding from SB EMD.  kills flag and clear.

long possession for SB, long possession FU, long possession SB, no scores though. 

mclinden shakes his man from 5 and 5, scores on a roll, top side.  8-6 SB a few min left in the 3rd.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 01:24:56 pm
3rd Q went fast due to all the long possessions.

mclinden drive from x, turns and shoots from low angle, top side.  8-7 SB.  i think thats a hat trick for him.  and 3A too.

timeout SB beginning of 4Q.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 01:33:32 pm
fairfield really coming together after a slow first half.

feed from rooney at x to hughes, up top center, outside shot high to high.  9-7 SB with 9min left.

mclinden drives from x, feeds knostman up top center, picks a corner from 15 yards, off stickside high.  macie was screened i think, sun definitely in his eyes.  9-8 SB.

timeout FU.  7:33 left.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 01:37:57 pm
rogers face dodge on wing, spins and feeds bitzer up top, great face dodge, steps inside and shoots high to high from 8 yards.  10-8 SB with 5min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 02:56:02 pm
strong day for EMD.  good way to finish out the win, though we faltered from the 4 goal lead to win by a goal.  and of course gave up a late goal.

huge day for rooney and randall.  i think rogers played mid today. 

we had some trouble with mclinden.  he is a good player, dynamic, can play many different positions.  also fox beat us pretty good at the faceoff.

SB shot 10/24, pretty decent.  clearing sucked at 13/18.  destroyed on GBs 34-23, most of which were on the faceoffs, second half.  i think its clear that FU couldve won this game had they come to play in the 1st Q.  if they didnt dig that hole, they couldve won.

for SB, 19/24 shots were on goal.  for FU, 18/38, which is what ultimately doomed them.

on to marist next week.  next stop on the revenge tour.  go get em boys!!!

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 10:16:22 pm
game photos: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/photos-stony-brook-10-fairfield-9/31076
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 01, 2015, 08:04:15 am
its worth checking out the UA/Cornell game write up, as we are not that far away from playing the danes- its early this year: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/photos-reaction-no-9-cornell-16-no-7-albany-9/31074

of course, oakes was out for being ejected last game; thompson might still be hurt.  thompson scoring 3 goals and 3 assists so far this season- stats that would be a slow saturday for him! 

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Thompson had nine turnovers in the game, with five of them coming in the first quarter. Thompson was without linemate Seth Oakes, who was not allowed to play because he was ejected late in last week’s game against Drexel. He and coach Scott Marr put it bluntly that the team did not play well.

“I think all around we didn’t capitalize, made a lot of mistakes,” Thompson said. “Passing and catching, the fundamentals. … Just not playing smart.”

article alludes to cornell's stud defenseman, jordan stevens, shutting him down. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 01, 2015, 12:48:15 pm
looks like rooney is back at attack and rogers to mid???

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/mike-rooney-has-seven-assists-as-stony-brook-beats-fairfield-10-9-1.9989905

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 02, 2015, 10:16:48 am
Stony Brook and Marist both received votes in the polls this week.  Would be nice to see the Seawolves come home with a win tomorrow.   

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/polls/DI
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 02, 2015, 10:52:29 am
Game 5- SB at Marist
3/3 7pm
televised AETV (no link yet)
27' and rainy (100%), dark, and cold; should snow about an inch

Marist is a program that was a basement dweller for quite a while- not so anymore.  in their recent past theyve beaten some solid teams (towson, siena, SB, rutgers, albany).  but nothing earth shattering (neither has SB since denver in 2010).  they do not however play a very strong schedule. 

i believe we probably compete for recruits with marist.  note they have beaten SB three in a row (10-9, 13-9, 13-12).  they have come a long long way in just a few years. 
 
so who returns?  i think everyone.  their goalie is a senior and the usual same five suspects on offense have commanded the lion's share of points- begley, radin, joka, recor, nesmith.  the recruiting class is from strong programs, many of which are on LI. 

in the preseason, the coaches picked marist tied for second with detroit mercy, just behind siena. 

so far marist has a pretty solid win over AFA (note, at air force) and also bingo.  scarcello has been on fire in the cage with 25 saves.  i havent seen them play.  their LSM (eaker) and begley are the studs on the team, i think. 

in 2014 the foxes won 13-12 in poughkeepsie.  the offense did well for SB, but the defense gave up 10 goals to joka and nesmith alone. 
 
GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: SBU17 on March 03, 2015, 12:48:28 pm
Game postponed to tomorrow at 3pm, due to weather.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 09:44:21 am
thanks 17- now it looks like 40' and cloudy. 

does this mean its not being televised by AETV?  anyone know?

also one less day to prepare for rutgers.  GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 09:46:01 am
red fox network: http://www.goredfoxes.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?SPID=95199&DB_OEM_ID=27700&db_oem_id=27700

$15 for the month.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 12:53:28 pm
http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/4/8147723/college-ncaa-lacrosse-schedule-television-tv-stream-video-web-internet-free-espn-cbs-nbc

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Stony Brook at Marist: It's a relatively light day in terms of pop, but Stony Brook-Marist has the potential to hold some sneaky goodness. The Red Foxes are unbeaten at the moment with wins over Air Force and Binghamton, two victories that don't scream excitement but do mark competency from Marist. Stony Brook is 3-1 and is coming off of a solid victory against Fairfield at LaValle. There is some heat between two teams looking to make moves in mid-tier leagues, and a victory in this spot would do well for both in terms of continuing internal momentum.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 12:57:51 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/03/02/mens-lacrosse-holds-off-fairfield/

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“I’m just getting it and passing it off to someone else for a shot,” Rooney said. “Everyone can finish on our offense and just moving the ball makes it easy.”

nearly every quote this year is about unselfishness and moving the ball. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 03:27:37 pm
end of 1, 3-1 Marist
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 03:41:07 pm
4-3 SB, mid 2nd.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 04:12:31 pm
7-5 SB, curry in transition picked a corner.  12min left in the 3rd.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 04:21:59 pm
10-5 SB with 5min left in the third, timeout MC.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 04:26:41 pm
ellis 3min unreleasable for an illegal stick.

two quick goals and its 10-7 SB with 427 left in the third.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 04:28:21 pm
and another EMO goal for marist.  10-8 SB

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 04:35:57 pm
flag is over, but MC scores in 6v6. 

SB gets one back with 12 sec left.  late hit flag on MC.

11-9 SB end of 3rd.  no faceoff, SB ball.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 04:54:04 pm
schultz to rooney EMO, 12-9 SB.

SB possessing ball.  224 left.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 05:05:22 pm
MC scores with 1min left. 

curry in transition with 45 left.  13-10 SB.

rooney open net on a cut with 14 left.  14-10 SB.

game over. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 05:13:42 pm
early in the game Marist's defense was physical and stalwarted SB.  SB responded with long possessions and made Marist pay for mistakes with the ball.  good win today.  MC made them work for the goals, until the 4th quarter they got more desperate and SB took advantage. 

MC was never really out of it except for a momentary 10-5 lead, that they quickly cut down on the 3min flag, and then garbage time.  the third quarter was all SB, and then all MC.  the fourth quarter SB got sloppy for a few min and it didnt cost them. 

some random thoughts...

MC fans are fanatical- in a good way.  or maybe just the few crazies were near the camera...

jeff reh had a big game.  so did curry.  i think if we can get reh to have a bit more stick protection, we will have more time to change players.  he's really been hot the last few games.

refs were a factor.  lots of questionable calls, on both sides.  game couldve been more like 14-5 i think. 

our clears look good, and MC pressed us, we move the ball well with the long sticks. 

MC looks like a good team and if they could just eliminate the fundamental errors- throwing away passes- they could be a threat. 

also SB hit about 6 posts.  missed the cage quite a bit, out of character.  EMO wasnt great today. 

their music over the PA is as bad as ours. 

if hughes was a bit more confident with his right hand, he could be a more consistent threat.  he's big, strong, and fast, and can create lanes when dodging.  that could cause problems for other teams- pole rogers, pole corpo, pole hughes?  we have great size and outside shooting there.

they might have turned a corner with this game.  it was hard fought nearly the whole way.  GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 05, 2015, 12:09:26 pm
Game 6- SB at Rutgers
3/8 2pm
not televised
45' and PC

Rutgers has had some reasonably close games with SB in the recent past.  their strength is likely in their faceoff (nardella) and goalie (alleyne).  they've been up and down this year, getting a solid win over SJU, getting blown out by richmond and virginia, beating wagner, and then losing close ones to army and monmouth.  the bright spot is the recent close loss to army, who is pretty good this year.  so perhaps they are jekyll and hyde.

SB on the other hand seems to have one of the weaker schedules in the country- depending on what you look at- but its early. 
 
who doesnt return?  klimchak, their star on attack.  also lots of mids, depaolera and terranova at mid, plus the other klimchak and digiovanni.  but they got good time last year (from what i saw) for younger guys.  new stars on offense are bieda and trasolini, especially.  contino and parrilla graduate from the D.  from what i remember, they have good size all over the roster.

they pulled in a big class.  two transfers (cuse, umass).  the umass transfer, george, is an immediate impact player at mid.  for a state school, they have some odd hometowns for recruits- UT, AZ, GA, VA, etc.  in particular, henningburg and toliver are starting.  we know that nardella pushes the ball after faceoffs in transition and is a threat to assist or score. 

the preseason big east poll has RU at 6th out of 7, in front of providence. 

if you discount games against wagner and monmouth (the weaker opponents), they've been blown out twice.  they average in those games about 7 goals, surrendering 12.  alleyne hasnt had a great year so far, and we know how good he is.  we catch them in the middle of a long homestretch.

in 2014 the knights lost to SB 12-9 at Rutgers.  rambo had a big day.  hughes had 4,2 for SB.  SB had a huge fourth quarter and broke the game wide open.  rowe had a good day, but nardella didnt play for some reason... btw SB won big on GBs (13 more) and mostly in the second half. 

who's on fire for SB?  rooney has 4,10 in the last two outings against solid teams, hughes 6,1, easty 5,0. 
   
GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 05, 2015, 03:50:18 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/03/04/mens-lacrosse-wins-again-tops-marist-14-10/

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 05, 2015, 04:38:18 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/03/04/mens-lacrosse-wins-again-tops-marist-14-10/
Would love to see them 5-1 going into the Albany game.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 05, 2015, 05:25:29 pm
well if they get the win, they should at least start getting some more votes for the top 20. 

note that UA has a reeling UMass this weekend at Fallon.  is thompson still banged up?  we have a shorter week as the Rutgers game is sunday.  keep in mind UA fans usually travel well to LaValle.

of course, the RU game is on during the bball semis.  GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 02:13:06 pm
playing in the football stadium today... two quick ones from trasolini, 2-0 RU.  an outside shot from george and 3-0.  cant get the ball from nardella. 

timeout SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 02:22:54 pm
rogers draws flag, stripped, rooney cleans it up with a shot on the door step.  3-1 RU.  SB wins ensuing faceoff.  rooney drives pipe from wing, bounces low and away, drew flag but washed.  3-2 RU.  hughes up top, shakes his man, shoots from 12 yards lefty.  3-3. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 02:39:46 pm
end of Q1, tied at 3. 

big ten network has good camera work and commentary.  in fact the color guy has an extremely thick LI accent.  advantage- Stony Brook.

fast break, and schultz scores inside.  4-3 SB.  the seawolves win the next draw, but fumble the clear and trasolini gets an easy transition goal, 4-4.  flag down push with possession on robison.  no shots, SB ball and clear.  easty to rogers in transition.  5-4 SB. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 02:47:30 pm
great defense leads to a shot clock violation- SB ball.  long possessions make a quick half.  good for SB as nardella is tough at the X.  they have however neutralized him after a big start.  feed from x from rooney to corpo up top, big overhand bouncer from 11 yards.  6-4 SB.   timeout RU with 45sec left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:02:28 pm
timeout RU with 10sec left.  end of half.  6-4 SB. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:14:11 pm
rooney sneak from x, rogers feeds from up top, shoots far pipe.  7-4 SB.  timeout RU.  RU scores on a low shot from the wing.  7-5 SB with 7min left in the 3rd. 

bball wins. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:24:01 pm
RU delay of game, reh clears the ball.  SB goes on EMO.   corpo outside shot from 15 yards, low corner on far pipe.  8-5 SB.  nardella wins draw but curry gets the GB, rooney drives pipe, feeds cross cage, easty naked on the far pipe.  9-5 SB.  4min left in the 3rd.  johnstone making saves and really good clears. 

anyone know why alleyne is not starting for RU in cage?  andersen is out there.  passed knocked down, curry clears, moves to rooney, looks crossfield to easty in transition right on the doorstep, with 1 sec left.  10-5 SB.  end of 3Q. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:32:29 pm
tolliver jukes his man up top, shoots on the run to the far pipe off hip.  nice shot.  10-6 SB.  SB push with possession, flag SB.  rutgers EMO, no shots.  SB ball with 12min left.  rooney drives from x and wsas left alone, scores high to high on the doorstep.  11-6 SB with 10min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:42:50 pm
goss lefty bouncer from 12 yards out up top.  bieda screens johnstone.  11-7 SB with 7min left.  bitzer inverts, curls around topside, turns and shoots far pipe.  12-7 SB, 5min left.  trasolini gets feed on wing, shoots off stick side and sneaks it in just inside the pipe.  he's got 4 today.  12-8 SB with 231 left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:49:10 pm
hollingsworth inside rolls down the goal line, throws a fake, and shoots low on the doorstep.  12-9 SB, 2min left.  SB got caught on the restart.  nardella wins faceoff, johhstone with big saves.  SB clear, timeout SB, 41 sec left. 

off the dead ball, RU goalie out directing coverage, rooney shoots from 40 yards away (and almost picked a corner!).  13-9 SB, 40 sec left. 

final- 13-9 SB. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 04:00:14 pm
rooney could be player of the game every game.  but how about curry?  huge day, might not show up in the stat book. 

johnstone played well, not only stopping shots but also picking up GBs and clearing.  SB went down 3-0 quickly, and kept rutgers to 5 until late in the game.  EMD didnt allow a shot on two rutgers possessions.

great team effort to neutralize nardella, he won a lot of faceoffs and the ones he didnt he sometimes won the draw.  he's as good as they come.  i think rutgers is a solid team just missing a few pieces. 

SB is not often 5-1; savor it.  UA next week and they just snuck by a reeling UMass.  bball plays UA the same day. 

schultz/rogers- 1,2
rooney 5,1
easty 2,1
corpo 2,0
hughes/bitzer 1,0
reh 0,1

trasolini 4,0
bieda 0,4
goss 2,0

rooney for all america???  he will be sorely missed next year. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 08, 2015, 05:57:42 pm
So it's Rooney back at attack and Rogers back at mid? 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 09, 2015, 09:45:29 am
yes.  on to the boxscore: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/stats/2014-2015/2015-06.html

credit to the defense- rutgers shot poorly, 9/34.  they also turned over the ball 15 times, 5 of which SB caused (higher than usual).  they shut down the RU midfield.  and at attack, bieda (though he is really a feeder) got off one shot. 

nardella was a problem, winning 20/26 faceoffs and 11GBs.  he should be an AA this year.  note that reh took a faceoff and won.  in the second half, we won 2/16 faceoffs and still shut them down.

SB shot well as RU didnt have their starting goalie in and struggled to make saves.  we kept it clean with only 2 flags, big improvement there- and note that both came from the midfield (abdellatif, robison).  randall got on the board with his first ever point, an assist. 

clearing was great at 18/19.  i still give lots of credit to our d-midfield, whether its GBs on the draw, defense, preventing breaks, extra man defense, even scoring/assisting- they are really improved this year.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 09, 2015, 09:58:58 am
Looks like SB is just outside the top 20 at 21.   Perfect time to play the Great Danes.  Let's get this done boys!!!

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/polls/DI
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 09, 2015, 10:35:17 am
Game 7- Albany at SB
3/14 1pm
video: http://www.americaeast.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&KEY=&id=1306091&catid=0
42' and rainy

Game starts right as the men's bball game at SEFCU ends, for the bid to the NCAA tourney.  i only saw a few min of the drexel, cornell, and umass game; feeds were very grainy.

Albany has gotten all of the ink- nationally, that is- for having a Native American attackman who puts up video game #s.  He got banged up against Drexel (ribs?).  So his #s are down.  And by down, we mean 13 points in 3 games.  he won last year's tewaaraton and may have a shot at it this year.  he's got only 10 shots, but 16 turnovers so far.  i suspect teams are being physical with him and sliding early. 

also on attack is OCC transfer seth oakes and bigtime recruit connor fields.  both had really good starts so far and we will hear these names over the years.  they run extra attackmen in cullen and drake.

you've probably read that UA runs something like 8 mids in groups of 2.  so its hard to put parameters on who runs where.  but we know of maloney, eccles, scala, cox, garziano, stenberg, nuckel, russell, bertrams, etc.  a lot of these guys run 2 way.  we will see connor russell at the faceoff. 

i think lasda runs the pole.  defense graduates futia, newhouse, and eich, but i think they run cantor and burdette and kluck and maybe bab****.  riorden returns in cage. 

big graduation losses for UA- thompson, thompson, feuerstein, the defense, and marrapese, who if i remember right was a utility mid, faceoff, defense, transition, etc. 

solid season-opening win against drexel; tough loss to cornell in dallas; squeaked by a down UMass squad at home 10-9.  they still have better wins than SB. 

we lost twice last year- 17-7 (lyle had 0,8) and johnstone had 12 saves.  the AE semi was 17-16, which i remember SB blew an early lead.  and then a late lead.  the OT goal went to Eich with a pole.  lyle went 5,3.  Rowe was a big factor in that game. 

the preseason poll has UA in first, of course.   
   
GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 09, 2015, 10:45:55 am
http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2015/03/stony-brook-extends-rutgers-losing-skid

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The Seawolves stormed back with a 10-2 run that effectively sucked the life from the Knights and the crowd at High Point Solutions Stadium.

835 fans attending the contest were buzzing with the early lead, but the home crowd’s chants were reduced to a hum after four-straight scores from Stony Brook had Rutgers trailing, 4-3, just one minute into the second quarter.

game photos: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/photos-stony-brook-13-rutgers-9/31185

laxmagazine poll: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/lm_rankings


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Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 10, 2015, 03:44:02 pm
Rutgers game: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/03/09/mens-lax-beats-rutgers-wins-fourth-straight-game/

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After beating Marist on the road, the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team looked to finish off its road trip with a win against Rutgers. The Seawolves succeded, winning 13-9, and bringing their win streak to four games.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 11, 2015, 12:07:24 pm
http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/10/8176029/college-ncaa-lacrosse-conference-america-east-stony-brook-albany-hartford-umbc-vermont-binghamton

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Stony Brook: At 5-1, the Seawolves are off to their best start since 2007 and are one win away from tying the number of wins they had in 2014. Stony Brook hasn't had a winning season since 2011 and are looking to make The Big Barbeque after a two-year absence. While their victories have come against teams with a combined record of 7-19, it's not the Seawolves' fault that their opponents need to get to their weight up. Outside of a hiccup against St. John's, Stony Brook is winning, and that's the most important thing. With upcoming dates against three teams currently in the top 12, Stony Brook will have multiple chances to show everyone they are for real and not just beating up on the hapless.

Right now Albany is the king of the America East and if Stony Brook wants to turn back the clock to 2012, they can start by beating Albany on March 14th. After their conference knife fights on the 14th and 21st, Stony Brook will have an excellent chance to elevate their at-large resume, when they play Princeton and Duke on April 4th and 15th, respectively. Knocking off either the Tigers or the Blue Devils will do wonders for the Seawolves' May hopes and get them all kinds of street cred on The Island.

Mike Rooney (Stony Brook): While teammate Challen Rogers might be on the Tewaraaton watch list, Mike Rooney has been the monster haunting opponents' dreams. The redshirt senior midfielder has been doing it all for the Seawolves this season, leading the squad in assists (15) and total points (29). Rooney poured in a dozen points against Marist and Rutgers last week and is one of the biggest reasons Stony Brook now sits at 5-1. Through six games, Rooney already has over half the total points of his 2014 campaign.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Toddbits on March 11, 2015, 05:18:11 pm
Time for an Albany vs Stony Brook game thread?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: SBU17 on March 11, 2015, 06:31:04 pm
Very excited about the game this weekend - and I'm sure the boys are too!
They are definitely off to a great start and are making a name for themselves.....
While I am hoping for the best this weekend, and honestly believe we have a chance to win, I just hope that if the outcome isn't what we hope for, we don't then start to crap all over the team and coach again!
They have shown us what they are capable of, and it's still so early in the season.  And we are still a fairly young team.
As long as they play hard, they have a great chance to win on Saturday.
If they play hard and don't win, I'll be ok with that! Either way, the future is bright for this team.
(If they don't play hard and lose, then they deserve it - but even that will be a lesson to learn from.)

GO SEAWOLVES
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Toddbits on March 12, 2015, 08:02:18 pm
Curious to see who matches up with Thompson.  It should IMHO be someone who is fundamentally sound and conservative with stick checks.  Also interested to see how we do at face off.  We should be considered the underdog but it is a game I feel we can win if we play our cards right.  Tough challenge. 

Go Brook!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 13, 2015, 11:28:54 am
agreed.

update on weather- 80% chance of rain, starting at 2am and around halftime goes down to 50%.  so it may rain all game and the field should be wet.  wonder if that's a factor.  it will be cold and cloudy though, 45'.  GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 13, 2015, 12:13:46 pm
http://laxmagazine.com/genrel/031315_lacrosse_magazine_weekend_preview_podcast_march_13

podcast includes the SB/UA game at 16:20.  its blocked here at work so i cant listen.  but they wrote:

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D-I Men: No. 11 Albany (2-1) at Stony Brook (5-1), 1 p.m. Saturday

The Seawolves are 5-1 and how quickly we forget Stony Brook nearly beat Albany in the America East final last year and ended the Great Danes' post-season hopes before they started. A lot of that Stony Brook team is back, including the starting attack and first midfield. Brody Eastwood is on his way to scoring 40 goals for the third straight season. Mike Rooney has 14 goals and 15 assists. That said, Lyle Thompson had six assists last week while attack linemates Seth Oakes and Connor Fields finished with three goals each.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on March 14, 2015, 02:01:05 am
I'm feeling good about this team right now. 13-11 Stony Brook book it.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on March 14, 2015, 06:29:57 pm
Went to the game once the mens bball game wrapped up. 1 minute non releasable lead to two Albany goals in the fourth, which was the difference. I was impressed with our guys. We can win the America East.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 14, 2015, 08:39:17 pm
video was kinda choppy and too zoomed out- hard to tell who was who or see the ball.

good effort today.  that was a top 15 team.  attendance at 1261 on a rainy day. 

randall was on thomson, who had 2,8.  randall picked up 5gbs and thompson only got off 6 shots.  fields and oakes both had 4G, so their attack torched us to the tune of 10G, 9A.  oakes got off 12 shots.  that's more than some mids get off in a season!  thompson otherwise took care of the ball and distributed well (obv).

for SB, Rooney again had a big day with 5,4.  easty with 4.  schultz with 1,2.  our mids didnt have such a great day.  lots of turnovers, flags, and not the best shooting. 

clears were very good and rides were great- weather a factor of course.  my money says we will see UA again.  bad was EMD and EMO.  penalties killed us. 

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 16, 2015, 12:07:06 pm
game photos: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/photos-no-11-albany-17-stony-brook-15/31256

article: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/albany-piles-it-on-edges-stony-brook-in-lacrosse-1.10061729

game photos: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-lacrosse-vs-albany-ncaa-pictures-1.10058291

still got votes in the media poll.  just hanging on.  here's another: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/lm_rankings

http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/16/8215293/college-ncaa-lacrosse-weekend-recap-box-score-stories-articles-hopkins-syracuse-virginia-notre-dame
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Albany withstood a valiant effort from Stony Brook and fled Long Island with a 17-15 victory; Stony Brook looked like the kind of team that can give the Great Danes fits in the America East, going into the fourth quarter tied with Albany at 13 and answering many of the Danes' blows in the final period; upcoming league dates against UMBC and Vermont should allow Stony Brook to transition well from the loss.

story: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/031415_12_point_day_from_lyle_thompson_helps_albany_nip_stony_brook
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 16, 2015, 04:46:36 pm
Game 8- UMBC at SB
3/21 1pm
video: http://www.americaeast.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&KEY=&id=1306192&catid=0
46' and cloudy

Last year, they won 12-11.  Easty had 5, but we had a lot of trouble with their midfield.  We lost by 1 but Gordon had 15 saves. 

Who doesnt return?  Poe, who was a nightmare FOGO for opposing teams, and Gregoire (finisher on attack).  Otherwise, quite a few mids graduated (Linkous comes to mind), and goalie Wes Dirito transferred to Maryland.

I'll also note they have 16 assists in 6 games; which suggests they dont distribute too well.  Looking at their resume so far, blown out by Hopkins and Bingo, decent games against Penn and Towson (both of which are unknown quantity at this point), and two road wins over Monmouth and Richmond.  If you take out those two recently-born programs, they are surrendering 12.5/game.

On defense, i think they start Esser, Dahl, Gray, and maybe Pryor.  They have four mids taking faceoffs and none really getting competitive results.

BC plays a lot of defense, as a result of not winning a lot of faceoffs.  Apparently shooting was a problem (poor weather) and at the other end the goalie was pulled.  I think they had a goalie controversy in the preseason but Gordon has started each game.

I havent seen them play yet this year but the results suggest a slowdown style, offering only 6 goals per game.  They only get off 25 shots on average (half on goal) and shoot under 24%.  High turnover figures, decent clearing. 

After a 13-4 thumping in Binghamton, apparently the team went into crisis mode with a 50 minute closed meeting: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-umbc-binghamton-0315-20150314-story.html

Note that BC was picked third in the AE preseason, in front of Bingo.

Despite the bad outings, not a great time to play any team that should be that angry to win. 

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 17, 2015, 01:23:37 pm
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/dixon-s-takeaways-ohio-state-s-big-win-notre-dame-s-o-and-brown-for-real/31291/5

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What Happened: Albany slipped by Stony Brook

Takeaway: Another exciting, entertaining chapter to what has become a great series in terms of competition in the America East. The Great Danes have now won five straight against the Seawolves but have had to fight for the last two. The last time these two tangled Albany came back to win 17-16 in overtime of the AE semifinals. This time around Stony Brook battled back from a deficit only to be denied in the end as the Danes prevailed 17-15. One thing is for sure: Lyle Thompson always is a difference-maker against Stony Brook. In the last five meetings Thompson has 41 points (12,29), including this two goal, 10 assist gem. It’s great to see that Thompson seemingly is not suffering from any lingering effects of the injury he got in the Drexel game. A week ago he put up seven points vs. UMass, and now this 12-point outing. Thompson is a talent that we all have the pleasure to enjoy and appreciate. Bad for opponents, great for fans.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 17, 2015, 05:09:10 pm
some more coverage: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/03/16/mens-lacrosse-drops-conference-opener-to-albany/

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: SBU17 on March 21, 2015, 12:34:52 pm
Big game today vs UMBC....looking forward to it!
The next 4 out of 5 should be wins.  Looking forward to Princeton game - Rutgers pushed them hard, so I like our chances.
Heard we need mace to hold the fort the next couple of weeks (glad we're in the easy part of our sked!).....but I really would like to see some more of Fleming too.  Johnstone got hurt in albany game. He toughed it out for the game (probably adrenaline), but had surgery Monday and is out a few weeks.  He should be back by the time our sked picks up again with stronger teams.
These next couple can be 'statement' games - so let's do it! 
GO SEAWOLVES!!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 01:13:30 pm
maciejewski in cage... thanks sbu17 for the info.

stat says second meeting in history... that cant be right, usually play twice per year!

outside bounce shot from young, 1-0 BC.

two big saves from macie.  hughes to rogers from up top, steps into a bouncer, 1-1.  4min left in the first.


Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 01:21:44 pm
lewnes shoots high to high from 12 yards, off stickside high.  nice shot.  2-1 BC.

a slow, sloppy and long possession game so far.  BC in a zone and SB having trouble penetrating.  end of Q1.  2-1 BC.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 01:37:14 pm
gannon inside roll, goes down the goal line, late slide, no one took body, scores in side. 3-1 BC.

luca wins faceoff, cant dish, goes to x, wraps around and scores inside lefty.   3-2 BC.

rooney feeds from x to easty, who cut to the pipe, shoots on the doorstep in traffic.  3-3.

BC flag, BC clears.  SB flag on abdellatif, push with possession.  SB kills flag, BC timeout.  4min left in the half.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 01:48:42 pm
BC flag.  BC clear.  SB timeout. 

BC clear.  BC timeout.  game moving fast because of long possessions.

halftime.  3-3 tie.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 02:12:21 pm
rooney drives down goal line, feeds cross crease to easty, who catches in coverage and shoots behind the back to score.  4-3 SB, their first lead.

hughes up top, skip pass to rooney on the low wing, low to high shot off stickside.  5-3 SB.

flag on curry for a crosscheck.  BC extra man, lewnes far out on the wing shoots a bouncer, 5-4 SB. 

fast break on faceoff, feed to finch wide open on the wing, low to high score.  5-5, 6min left in the 3Q.  crowd coming alive.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 02:30:33 pm
big save macie, clear.  rooney at x feeds over the top to a cutting easty, again in double cov, catches and shoots.  6-5 SB.

end of Q3. 

long possession, rogers up top dodges, penetrates, looks outside on the other top side, and corpo shoots from 15 yards.  7-5 Sb, 8min left.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 02:38:10 pm
rogers dodges from the wing, turns down the goal line, beats his man inside, stays righty and shoots cross handed, from 1 yard out.  8-5 SB. 

rooney at x, feeds a cutting easty who shoots from a few yards out, bounce shot.  this time easty was wide open.  9-5 SB, finally opening it up.

lewnes up top shoots from about 10 yards, bouncer.  9-6 SB, 3min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 02:44:46 pm
just after that goal, clean win for luca, to rooney, reh cuts down and shoots from the middle of the crease.  10-6 SB.

BC timeout.  SB timeout.

luca inbounds the ball, double teamed, breaks through and open net goal.  his second today, both lefty.  11-6 SB.

timeout BC, 2min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 02:48:40 pm
SB wins next faceoff, reh playing keep away, loses it, rooney picks it up, schultz cuts and gets feed, scores from the crease.  12-6 SB.

lindsay wins faceoff, plays keep away.  SB wins 12-6.  good job today boys!

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 02:51:24 pm
big day for the dmids- ellis, curry, and reh. 

macie played well.  good to know we have him.  inside saves, clearing, etc. 

big day from randall, holding gannon to just 1,2.  he pressed the gloves, but also played good position. 

again, rooney is everywhere.  but today i think luca gets the gameball. 

in general, the SB offense was sluggish for most of the game, until maybe the fourth Q.  so that's not great.  but the defense held BC down.  long possessions helped, and also winning the faceoffs.  i should note luca won the key faceoffs in the fourth Q that enabled the insurance scores and sealed the V.

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 21, 2015, 05:08:18 pm
box: http://www.umbcretrievers.com/sports/mlax/2014-15/boxscores/20150321_rvgl.xml

only 9 turnovers today- good taking care of the ball.

BC played great 1v1 defense keeping SB out of the crease and out of range.  also they went into a zone which did the same.  they literally were right in this game until about 8min left.  it was a 6-5 game and in the last 8 min, SB rattled off six.  defense kept BC to only two shots in the fourth Q. 

GBs 28-18, that's a big victory right there.  bitzer got a lot of time today and chicquen is starting to appear more.  for an attacker, schultz is a GB machine. 

fourth quarter- 11-2 on GBs... luca 13/16 on faceoffs!!!

albany blew the doors off hartford; bingo lost a close one at towson.  vermont beat UML and callahan registered a nice upset at dartmouth!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 22, 2015, 02:53:46 pm
story: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/freshman-goalie-brandon-maciejewski-helps-lift-stony-brook-1.10096182

photos: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-lacrosse-vs-umbc-ncaa-pictures-1.10090834

just says johnstone has a "lower body injury".  macie very classy-

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"I'm glad it ended up being a goal for our side. I was nervous [about starting], but I was pretty excited about it. It kind of stunk seeing Hayden get hurt, but I just tried to step up to the best of my ability for the first conference win.''


(http://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.10095428.1426972985!/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/display_960/image.JPG)
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on March 22, 2015, 06:16:15 pm
I  agree with lucaturto getting the game ball. Iam really impressed with him. Great on gb's and as a ball carrier. Both he and reh show slot of foot speed. Reh also had some big plays in the 4th.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on March 22, 2015, 06:19:54 pm
Rooney is 3rd in the nation with 46pts. Only 12 away from 200. Not bad.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 22, 2015, 06:42:20 pm
nagle has the seawolves at 6-2... just behind UA. 

the ties to SB: tiffany has brown as good as theyve been in 20 years with an exciting, dominant offense.  callahan turned in a huge upset against a top 20 harvard with a dartmouth team that hasnt won since sowell was there ten years ago... rick sowell has navy at 6-3 with a few solid wins sitting atop the patriot...

last year: eric seremet got a military academy to 11-6 with a top twenty ranking... SJU had a decent year but just missed the dance.

lehigh, rutgers, and bryant continue to struggle though.  NJIT looking for its first win.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 22, 2015, 08:30:09 pm
not that this is worth much... someone has us at 18: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53620&p=1301962#p1301962

we are more likely in the 22-25 range.  i think bucknell, hop, towson have better wins than us.  could probably make arguments about BU, navy and fairfield. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 23, 2015, 09:48:14 am
just reading some ink to get through the week... now that bball is over hopefully we can all concentrate on baseball and lax!

http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/032215_in_case_you_missed_it_conferences_already_in_state_of_upheaval

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Albany is hitting its stride in the America East, scoring 67 goals in its last three games, but who wouldn't love to see Stony Brook get another crack at the Great Danes?

Big-Time Performances
Mike Rooney, Stony Brook
The senior midfielder factored in seven of the Seawolves' last 10 goals in a 12-6 victory over UMBC with a goal and six assists.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 23, 2015, 11:50:11 am
media poll votes: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/cascade-maverik-media-poll-top-5-shake-ups/31386

nike/LM votes: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/lm_rankings

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 24, 2015, 10:39:02 am
Game 9- SB at Vermont
3/28 130pm
video: http://nsnsports.net/event/stony-brook-vs-vermont-mens-lacrosse/
30' and partly cloudy, possible snow

Snow, rain, and 15' on friday night up in VT.  might affect field conditions. 

Last year, i saw the Cats play twice.  In the SB game, SB won 10-7.  Rooney scored a hat trick and Johnstone had 19 saves, which is outstanding.  Johnstone is out with surgery and Macie steps in again.  im not sure UVm has ever beaten SB, though there are sometimes close games. 

The Catamounts graduate Horvath (mid), Braig (def), and i think everyone else returns.  they normally distribute through the attack.  they have four main threats on offense- which is usually their strength- the attack and mackay at mid.  note the attack is really new in that they didnt start last year, but did get time.  looks like clarke and stanko get on the field too, clarke certainly did last year.

also i see andrew muscara is not on the roster but should be a senior- if i remember right, he was their faceoff mid.

notable win is against AFA (11-10 at home), but the #s suggest some defensive lapses. 

UVm heads to Dartmouth today to play a regional rivalry game.  SB is off until Sat.  Note that UVm was picked sixth in the AE preseason, in front of UML.

The SB offense has really clicked this year- with almost 14 a game, despite a sluggish performance in the first half against BC.  in the last five games, rooney has 15,21 and easty 15,1. 

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 24, 2015, 11:34:02 am
It goes without saying but these conf games are all must wins.   Don't want to see the Seawolves with the #4 seed again.   Time to take care of business and lock up the #2 seed.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 24, 2015, 12:43:27 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/03/23/nine-second-half-goals-help-mens-lacrosse-take-down-umbc/
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 24, 2015, 12:59:23 pm
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What's Happened: Stony Brook moved to 6-2

Takeaway: The Seawolves are a team that has unfortunately drawn the Albany card in the America East Tournament the last couple of seasons. Not that fans have minded. In 2014 Stony Brook coughed up a late lead to the Great Danes and lost 17-16 in overtime. Earlier this year they lost 17-15. Both were fantastic games. Bottom line: One of these days the Seawolves are going to break through, and it could be this season. Stony Brook took a big step towards avoiding Albany in the AE tourney courtesy of a 12-6 decision over UMBC. Mike Rooney (20,25) may be the best offensive player in the conference not named Lyle Thompson. He is creative and tough to contain. It’s still early, and the Seawolves need to beat the likes of Vermont, Hartford, and the Bing to secure either a No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the AE tournament. But if they can, and Albany wins out as expected to be No. 1, there chance to knock off the Danes could come with an NCAA Tournament berth on the line.
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/dixon-s-takeaways-big-week-for-georgetown-umass-streak-and-irish-shutout/31403/8


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UMBC has now lost three in a row after falling to Stony Brook, 6-12; the Retrievers have scored 17 goals in their last three games while giving up 36 markers to their opponents over the same stretch; the Seawolves remain a concern that deserves attention . . .
http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/23/8276791/college-ncaa-lacrosse-weekend-recap-box-score-stories-articles-syracuse-duke-maryland-carolina


today can be a good day for the Seawolves... Marist can upset #12 Brown; Vermont could upset Dartmouth; Bingo could upset Drexel; and the Albany/Harvard game should go our way.  Let's see what happens to our SoS...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 24, 2015, 09:59:58 pm
No upsets today...If we would have beaten St Johns we would have been in the top 20.  Need to take care of business in conf and beat either Princeton (doable) or Duke (no shot) to crack the top 20. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Hammertime on March 25, 2015, 07:18:14 am
Seawolf97.. I think you're jumping way ahead of time.. I just want to make the NCAA for the first time, even as a 16 seed, so SB can finally get national attention..I really dont care if a school like Duke, kentucky. etc... whips our but in the first round. It's all about national exposure.. Albany is not only on the radar nationally, they are getting big times respect for a mid major program and Will Brown is now being interviewed for a higher paying head coaching job...

I am starting to think the only way we are going to make it into the NCAA, Will Brown needs to leave Albany!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 25, 2015, 08:48:19 am
i think that post was mean for basketball...

anyway, yes JW, either beating UA or even SJ wouldve done the trick.  right wrong or whatever, this early in the season, the polls largely reward winning regardless of SoS (hopkins the exception!). 

marist with a boneheaded unsportsmanlike in OT against a top 20 brown, cost them the game and possibly their biggest win in recent memory.

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 25, 2015, 03:30:18 pm
halfway through the season... 4-1 at LaValle, which is good.  some other stats stand out-

SoG- 65% of shots are on goal, i think that's good.  schultz and rogers well over 70% here

74 total assists on 109 goals (68%)- shows we are moving the ball well

EMO near 50%

faceoffs at .522, consider loss of rowe but also good wing play

clearing .884 which is outstanding i think


Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 25, 2015, 08:45:10 pm
@StonyBrookMLax: DYK? Under Jim Nagle, Stony Brook is 15-1 when it holds opponents under 10 goals #beLIeve #AEMLax

If he only recruited some defenseman that stuck around... Great stat though
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 01:44:36 pm
macie in cage.  makes a save, botched clearing pass, and barlow picks up the ball on the crease and scores 1v0. 

long possession, rooney drives from x, turns and shoots. 

wing shot from white, hits macie, falls and trickles in.  lindsay taking faceoffs. 

flag on vermont, rooney at x, feed to corpo up top, outside shot for a score.  2-2.

ladies up 6-2 on oregon, mid 1st half.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 01:56:19 pm
bitzer drives pipe, feeds cross crease, rogers on wing shoots high and scores.

another failed clearing pass, the attack pressed macie, dropped ball on crease, picked up and scored on open net.  barlow.

chicquen on the goal line, inside roll, beats his man and shoots high and inside. 

chicquen, same move. 

5-3 SB end of Q1.  extremely sloppy game- looks like a bad JV contest. 

women up 9-2 near half.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 02:04:54 pm
right off the faceoff, rooney to easty.

SB flag on dorsey, slashing.  rock picked up a grounder, cleared.  bitzer moves into the crease and takes feed, inside shot. 

rogers posts up from 5 and 5, backs his man in, turns and feeds cross field to a cutting hughes, stick fake and score inside.  8-3 SB, timeout Vermont with 11min left in the 2nd.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Hammertime on March 28, 2015, 02:15:10 pm
Vermont video is in HD and the quality is crisp and clear, plus they have am announcer. SB video and quality is always horrible and no announcer.. WHY IS THIS?????????
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 02:15:42 pm
rooney flagged on ride with a push.  killed flag, reh clears, timeout SB. 

hughes up top, sweeps and shoots from 12 yards, bouncer.  flag waived off.

rogers inside roll on crease, bouncer from doorstep. 

rogers drives from top, lefty jump shot from 8 yards, hits corner.  11-3 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 02:25:13 pm
philbin on faceoff. 

schultz in 6v6 on the crease.  Vermont timeout with 5min left in the half. 

chicquen up top, feeds into crease for easty, who turns and shoots.  10-0 run for SB.

vermont slow break, cox moves ball down to goal line, milligan shoots inside and scores. 

timeout SB.  1min left in half, 14-3 SB.

women up 14-3 on oregon. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 02:44:04 pm
rooney rolls on goal line, feeds into crease, rogers cuts, takes pass and shoots high from 5 yards.  rogers has 4.  rooney has 1,4 so far.

broken play, bitzer gets grounder in crease, stick fake and shoots off hip. 

philbin gets ball on ensuing faceoff, procedure call against Vermont, feeds rooney on the wing, bounce shot from 11 yards.  philbin's first point.

push on tyler anderson, Vermont EMO.  SB kills flag, curry clears to the O. 

rogers outside bouncer.  17-4 SB, 9min left in the third.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 02:53:02 pm
vermont feed from weller to mackay, low bouncer off a screen beats macie. 

ellis called for a cross check, Vermont EMO.  barlow at x, feed over the crease to white for a quickstick on the doorstep. 

clark outside the box, all the way to milligan on crease, shoots from 1 yard.  3-0 run for Vermont. 

flag on Vermont, SB EMO.  rooney at x, feeds over the top to easty for a hat trick.  SB is 2 of 2 on EMO today.  18-7 with 4min16 left in the third.  ladies beat Oregon 16-3.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 02:59:59 pm
clarke sweeps from top, shoots on the run lefty and sticks a corner. 

broken play, mackay shoots lefty from the outside, and scores. 

Vermont failed clear, rooney picks up grounder, feeds into crease, easty is open of course, and scores from a yard. 

rooney has 3,6 i think... 19-9 SB end of 3rd. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 03:14:12 pm
reh gets a big break on the faceoff, feeds to rooney and then over to sheets for an easy bouncer. 

timeout SB, they are starting to go to the well, slowly. 

new goalie for Vermont, welcomed by rooney cutting off pick, feed from hughes, bounce shot from 7 yards. 

goalie clears, to bocklet on a break, scores with a long pole, and Vermont cuts it to 21-10.

mackay face dodges, beats his man, and picks a corner off stickside high.  21-11 SB with 6min left.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 03:24:05 pm
timeout SB with 4min left.

clarke scores, couldnt see it as the camera was pointing the wrong way.

fleming in cage.  SB wins 21-12.  Rutgers tied at Hopkins 6-6 in the third. 

Rooney 3,8; Rogers 5,1 (no live stats today)

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 05:21:51 pm
game was over in the 2nd quarter at 14-4.  maybe even in the first at 9-3. 

bitzer had a good day today, all over the field.  its good to have guys like him and chicquen who can add depth, come in and surprise a team that didnt scout in enough detail.

and how is easty always open???

rutgers blew another extremely close chance to beat a top twenty team.  that wouldve helped us of course... lets see if fairfield can beat drexel now. 

we are going to need to work on our weak hands; this type of thing will work against teams like BC, VT, and UML, but we are going to have trouble if teams scout and shut off everyone's strong hand.  this is why rooney is so key.  schultz i think is the only other that plays both.  sichenzia too but i havent seen him in weeks. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 28, 2015, 05:54:09 pm
highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFgEXr-mDxs&feature=youtu.be

photos: http://uvmathletics.com/galleries/?gallery=593

UA 25-0 over UML... should be a tough go for Vermont next week against the Danes. 

if the cpu rankings mean anything (which maybe they do, but its not very much at this point) here is SB at 16: http://www.laxpower.com/update15/binmen/rating01.php

and fairfield beat drexel 7-4, that should help SB.  also loyola was upset against 'Gate, so its possible LC drops down below us, but also that Gate goes in front, not sure.  lots of lacrosse left on sunday.

interesting that navy is 7-3 (5-1) and looking good. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 29, 2015, 10:09:47 pm
Game 10- Quinnipiac at SB 
3/31 7pm
video: http://www.americaeast.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&KEY=&id=1306310&catid=0
40' and rainy

havent seen QU play and they are 2-6, with wins over NJ Tech and Detroit.  they had a decent showing early against harvard (ranked at times) and the schedule is road-heavy for some reason.  they just lost to marist 17-10.

they're by no means a juggernaut on offense, but their attack is their strength.  sagl is a name we will hear often, and he is from west islip.  he had a big game last year when QU won 12-11 up in hamden.  they have a freshman starting on attack who has contributed right away.  and another from canada that runs pole and has 3G already with the longstick.  and another freshman from canada runs pole.  their stud on defense, French, is a senior. 

the bobcats graduated a few players, but most importantly their goalie.  im not sure but i think this year there has been some shared time in cage.  they were picked fifth in the MAAC behind canisius and in front of manhattan. 

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on March 30, 2015, 01:12:14 am
Rooney leads the nation in scoring with 57pts.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 30, 2015, 10:33:00 am
speaking of scoring... http://10manride.com/2015/03/26/n-c-double-eh-law-of-averages/

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Stony Brook’s Brody Eastwood stands out in a class all by himself with better than 57% shooting and 24 goals on the year.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on March 30, 2015, 10:33:46 am
Ranked #20 this week.

Now lets see them take care of business vs Quinnipiac and than beat Princeton to prove they belong in the top 20.   

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/polls/DI
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 30, 2015, 08:12:57 pm
game preview http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/sports/mlax/2014-15/releases/20150330qwxbvf

http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/30/8308425/college-ncaa-lacrosse-weekend-recap-box-score-stories-articles-syracuse-notre-dame-duke-carolina
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Stony Brook put up 21 and yielded 12 in a conference win at Vermont; there isn't a lot of chatter about the Seawolves right now but they're pretty good; Stony Brook's dance with Princeton this coming weekend is huge . . .
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 30, 2015, 08:20:57 pm
some errors here but the idea is that rooney had a good week: http://www.americaeast.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&ATCLID=209992496
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2015, 05:00:45 pm
unranked bellarmine just blew the doors off marquette, 9-3.  that should drop them a few spots.  opportunity opens up now to move up.  that is, if you can beat QU and Princeton.

besides that, good chance that LC loses to Navy, Hop loses to OSU, etc.  my point is that if we pick up two wins, there is chance to jump more than one spot.  GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2015, 07:20:10 pm
note the live link at the website is still pointed to vermont- so here is the updated link: http://www.americaeast.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&KEY=&id=1306310&catid=0

rooney at x, to schultz in the crease, spins and feeds to the opposite end of the crease, to easty for an inside low shot.

feldman cutting across, takes feed from wing, shoots low stickside on the run. 

next faceoff lindsay wins, breaks, to rooney, for a fast break goal from 12 yards, bouncer from wing.

easty flag, QU EMO.  feldman got off three big lefty shots on the wing, but SB kills flag.

QU flag, during the play on, hughes in the neutral zone whips a long pass into the crease, easty gets a full windup, and shoots high to high.

end of Q1, 3-1 dogs over cats. 

nagle goes to the well early.  turf is a little wet.  SB coming out very wide in the 141, creating opportunities. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2015, 07:33:38 pm
camera work is noticeably better than usual.  matt mankiewicz on the commentary- as good as they come.

meth feeds a pass into the crease, gets deflected, goes in.

snow coming in a bit harder.  bitzer on the wing, beats his man under and then over, scores inside, no slide. 

lindsay getting clean wins at the x.  slow break, to x, rooney throws fade away pass over the cage to a cutting easty, who slipped between two defenders.  score. 

QU throwing the ball away, possible weather related.  rogers drives pipe, steps back, goes left adn feeds across the goal line to easty, hanging out alone on the crease, for a jumping catch/shot.  snow heavier.  SB 6-2, mid 2nd Q.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2015, 07:50:34 pm
meth in transition. 

kycia to feldman in transition.  actually, feldman shot this lefty with his hands crossed.  bounced it in the five hole.

lindsday wins another, timeout SB.  rogers goal called off, stepped in. 

lawson inverts, curls around crease, shoots high.  three straight from QU.

sagl at x, pops a pass over to kycia on teh other side of the crease, beats macie stickside high.  tied up.

SB timeout.  QU timeout.  the cats come out in a tight zone, so corpo steps in and shoots a jumper from 12 yards, hits a corner. 

end of half, 7-6 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2015, 08:28:42 pm
another slow break, rooney at x with the ball, curry finishes out the clear by cutting to the pipe, takes the feed right on the crease and dumps one in. 

rooney goal called off, i think interference with the goalie. 

curry gets a takeaway, clears it to rooney, who shoots high off stickside on the break. 

schultz behind, passes to rooney open on the wing, high stickside, picks a corner for his 200th point.

timeout QU, 10-6 SB, theyve scored four straight.  8min left in the third.

QU goal called off, stepping in, but push with possession so a flag on rock, QU EMO.  macie save in the five hole.  failed clear, and QU capitalizes. 

corpo drives from top center, shoots lefty on the run, high, hits corner. 

dorsey flagged for push from behind, QU EMO.  SB kills flag, save macie, SB flagged, reh for slashing, end of Q3. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2015, 09:00:22 pm
QU EMO goal from feldman, picks a corner from the outside wing.  11-8 SB.

video locked, but corpo from rooney, i missed it.

rogers initiates on wing, face dodges, looks cross field, threads a pass through two sticks to easty on the far pipe, for a jumpshot finish. 

timeout SB.  10min left in the game.

bitzer inverts, huge pass over the top to rooney near the box line, 15 yard high to high, picks a corner. 

lindsay keeps winning draws.  rooney has the ball on the goal line, looks opposite to a cutting easty, inside shot.  15-8 SB with 8min left.  QU might have switched goalies. 

reh picks up a rebound and scores on the doorstep.  flag down, so no faceoff, illegal body check on weldon.  SB EMO.  its raining now.  timeout SB.

fleming in cage, fraietta on D, tyler anderson at SSDM, audio shut off again.  talay got on too, sheets, lloyd.

sagl to feldman, scores from the wing.  16-9 SB, 2min left. 

stemke cuts from top center, gets a feed and scores inside, from sheets.

QU timeout with 20 sec left.  final, 17-9 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2015, 09:45:16 pm
where was luca tonight?  is he hurt, resting perhaps???

QU has an aggressive offense that moves the ball crisply and creates shots.  they were in the game until the mid 3rd.  i cant believe they havent won more games, they looked pretty good on the road in the snow.  at times, of course!

feldman has a good shot, scored 5 tonight.  despite sagl getting 3 assists, i thought randall did well against him 1v1.  kycia looks pretty good too, not sure why he isnt starting.

SB looked good tonight except for that 2nd quarter, blowing a four goal lead.  lindsay was absolutely key in winning faceoffs, but more importantly, how cleanly he won them, created breaks, and secured the ball.

rock had a good game too.  the defense kept 4 of the starting 6 to almost nothing. 

rooney to easty is fun to watch.  rooney's midrange shot is lethal.  he has quick hands.  and corpo showed off the big outside lefty shot.  he should be less reluctant to pull the trigger, he'll be that much harder to stop, with both hands.  he was 3/3 today shooting.

game ball could go to lindsey or curry.  curry was all over the place tonight, doing everything, monster game.  lindsey had 13 grounders and won 18 draws.  QU only won 2 faceoffs in the entire 2nd half.

of course, rooney had 4,3 (one called off too) and easty had 6.

GBs were 42-15.  clearing was near perfect and perhaps one downside was four flags. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 01, 2015, 01:57:43 pm
if youre into polls- here is a conglomerate: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/30/8308443/ncaa-colege-lacrosse-rankings-polls-media-coaches-inside-lacrosse-usila-syracuse-notre-dame

also #18 in this poll, before the QU win: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/30/8308455/ncaa-college-lacrosse-rankings-poll-college-crosse-weekly-ballot-media

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Stony Brook, Navy, and Ohio State: Why not? The Seawolves are 7-2 with notable wins against Fairfield and Marist, a light-ish win profile but Stony Brook is crunching opponents they should demolish.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 01, 2015, 03:27:04 pm
if youre into polls- here is a conglomerate: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/30/8308443/ncaa-colege-lacrosse-rankings-polls-media-coaches-inside-lacrosse-usila-syracuse-notre-dame

also #18 in this poll, before the QU win: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/3/30/8308455/ncaa-college-lacrosse-rankings-poll-college-crosse-weekly-ballot-media

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Stony Brook, Navy, and Ohio State: Why not? The Seawolves are 7-2 with notable wins against Fairfield and Marist, a light-ish win profile but Stony Brook is crunching opponents they should demolish.


Saturday is the big test.  Winnable home game vs a quality ranked team.   Let's get this done SeaWolves
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 01, 2015, 09:46:24 pm
congratulations to mike rooney on breaking 200 career points- http://www.ncaa.com/news/lacrosse-men/article/2015-03-31/mike-rooney-reaches-200-point-mark-no-20-stony-brook-tops

in good company here:

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News & Notes
• Rooney (205 points) joins Kevin Crowley (232), Jordan McBride (209) and Jason Cappadoro (201) as the only players in school history with 200 points.
• Eastwood moved past Bo Tripodi '08 into fourth-place all-time in school history with 119 career goals.
• Rooney moved into a tie with John Warrack for the third-most assists (36) in a season in school history.
• Rooney has tallied 54 points in the last seven games and is six points away from becoming the second player in school history with at least 100 goals and 100 assists.


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTTtxvZ7yV_ZXPnKAwCC_Exz7ZPe8ISZxEAB1B0Id3B8RLlVcOoXg)

just a note that easty has 135 with a season and a half left to go, so he could very well end up in the 200 club as well...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 01, 2015, 10:02:36 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/01/rooney-reaches-200-point-milestone-in-win-over-qunnipiac/

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Over the last couple of seasons, Rooney has only gotten better, steadily improving from 42 points his sophomore year, 53 last season and now 63 points, with six regular-season games and presumably postseason play still to come.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Toddbits on April 03, 2015, 07:52:40 pm
what do we know about Princeton this year?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 04, 2015, 08:05:07 am
Game 11- Princtone at SB 
4/4 3pm
video: http://www.americaeast.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&KEY=&id=1306093&catid=0
50' and sunny (rain in morning)
game preview: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/040315aac.html

ive seen princeton play, and although it was against a good team (brown), they offense looked very sluggish.  they couldnt hit the cage, let alone beat the goalie.  on the other hand, princeton's goalie was on fire for most of the brown game (if youre not following, #12 brown is 8-1 with over 16GPG).  i should note theyve won a lot of close games, except for brown.

so other than the shooting, they didnt seem to share the ball well, or, move off ball.  but the attack is very good.  mcdonald is a star and a very good player.  ambler is a good all around attackman too (you might remember his brother at drexel a few years back).  and lastly mcbride, of the famous mcbride family. 

at mid, its worth mentioning that their best middie (froccaro) is hurt this year.  kip orban has a fast shot but couldnt do much against brown.  currier and hardej get on the field a lot and are trying to fill in for froccaro.  lots of ball watching. 

against hopkins though they scored 16 times and everyone got in on the action.  so we know their offense is good, but which offense will we see?  bonafede takes faceoffs.  and some names youll see at mid are himler, gravitte, connors, rotatori.

otherwise, even though some power and cpu rankings put us near princeton, they really have the better wins.  our best wins are rutgers, marist, fairfield.  theirs are hofstra, hopkins, rutgers, yale. 

johnstone i believe is still out to SB is without their starting keeper.  btw it looks like princeton has 6 LIers on the roster. 

and yes the ladies have a huge game against albany at LaValle today: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/040315aaa.html

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbugold on April 04, 2015, 04:50:11 pm
BIG BIG win for the Seawolves over the Tigers!!!  Congrats SBU!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 04, 2015, 05:28:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgWcUiMaI8
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 04, 2015, 08:02:23 pm
i had the pleasure of sitting with chrissy d for the entire game, just behind the bench.  a nice day for lax (a little cold) but a great crowd and an intense game.  huge win for SB, probably the biggest since 9-7 over denver in 2010.

of course, princeton has 6 national titles in the last 20 years or so, and i dont think SB has that many top 20 wins!  maybe we have 5 or 6 i dunno.  so that's great for us.  something to build on. 

princeton of course lost their best player for the season; SB played without its goalie and faceoff mid.  fortunately, depth pays off.

from the first whistle, the intensity was on full throttle, especially princeton.  they pressed the gloves and chased ball carriers out of the box, held long possessions, and attacked the cage.  SB looked in trouble in the first quarter.  they couldnt get a 50-50 ground ball, couldnt get a call, no luck.

but then some faceoffs started to come about and some flags and some good clears and in the 2nd, SB rattled off six goals.  but then, every time SB tried break the tie, princeton shut the door. 

then SB started to open it up by 2, and every time they had a great look to put the game out of reach, PU shut the door.  shanschagrin was great in cage, just like in the brown game.

oddly enough, PU went to their second mids during desperation time (maybe 5-6min left), possibly to get better shooters while down 3???  SB helped by throwing the ball away during crunch time.  but the padding was enough and they got it done. 

congratulations to nagle & staff; they obviously worked hard on the defensive plan, and it worked.  this is a nice big win and hopefully they roll this into nice victories in the next month. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 04, 2015, 08:35:20 pm
newsday coverage: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-shocks-no-12-princeton-in-lacrosse-1.10196581

photos: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-lacrosse-vs-princeton-ncaa-pictures-1.10192002

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/hofstra/hofstra-men-s-lacrosse-suffers-another-tough-loss-1.10196859
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: laxnation on April 05, 2015, 09:09:04 am
This offense has played very well over the last few seasons, but they are at their best this season because Mike Andreasssi and his selfish play did not play this season - Definitely addition by subtraction.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 05, 2015, 09:34:36 am
most princeton goals i think were scored by mids sweeping from up top and shooting from mid range, but nevertheless, our man to man defense was great.  notably rock, randall, reh, ellis.  im not sure but i think randall was on mcdonald and rock on ambler, i really dont know.

princeton looked the same as they did against brown- missing the cage often and by extreme distances.  good ball movement, but no feet movement.  one dodger, the other five stand still and watch.  i cant believe this is the princeton team i used to watch rattle off national titles. 

so who had a huge game?  too many to list.  macie had some great 4th quarter saves, and good clearing.  randall was intense.  rock sliding early and recovering.  lindsay won key faceoffs late in the game.  another ho-hum day for easty, scoring his usual hat trick plus.  must be nice...

but the game ball should go to the defensive midfield- especially curry, reh, ellis, and contributions from judge and abdellatif.  curry was everywhere causing problems for PU, ellis and reh made princeton mids dodge against the pole sometimes.

having guys converted from offense to d-mid pays off on transition- im talking about robison, ellis, and reh.  and curry.  my favorite player on the team.  well, luca is up there too...

game plan for the tigers was clear- absolutely shut off schultz, and try to not let rooney work behind.  they wanted to SB to operate above the goal line.  this opened it up for hughes, corpo, and bitzer.  bitzer was good with inverts today. 

rooney for 3rd team AA?  easty for HM?  i think so!  curry should be 1st team AE if he plays like this in conference play.  maybe randall too.  otherwise we spread the ball around too much for individual honors.\\\
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 05, 2015, 10:12:52 am
game photos: http://www.lax.com/bimages.phtml?story=4498&iid=1

story: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/040415_eastwood_leads_stony_brook_to_win_over_Princeton_at_home

story: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/040415aaa.html

more photos: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/view.gal?id=177973

boxscore: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/stats/2014-2015/2015-11.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on April 05, 2015, 01:47:19 pm
I enjoyed watching the game with COTB. Team is really playing well. Hughes was huge and Reh continues to impress. Sadly grown men on this board keep dogging college kids playing a sport. Especially someone who isn't even on the team. That kid left to further his education. Funny how you said the same thing about Rooney last yr. S
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on April 05, 2015, 02:25:14 pm
Great win. I really love what we're getting from the sophomores Corpolongo and Bitzer.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on April 05, 2015, 02:31:58 pm
Are we going to have to beat Duke to get into the conversation for an at large bid?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 05, 2015, 03:50:42 pm
I think SBU will need the Duke win for the bid. Duke can't afford to lose to SBU. One game at a time but....  that game is going to be a great one. Would sure be nice to take care of Duke on 4/15.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: laxnation on April 05, 2015, 08:23:18 pm
Where is Joe Willie?  Is he still eating his humble pie?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 05, 2015, 11:26:25 pm
on to the boxscore.  last week i made a comment about our one-handedness on offense.  and last week corpo banged a lefty laser.  this week, hughes with a righty laser.  they should do it more! 

we somehow won GBs 33-26; if you watched the game, that almost cant be right...

we talked the last three seasons about all the one goal losses... they are starting to turn into three goal wins.  i imagine that if we had luca and johnstone we'd have done better.  we hit a few posts.  their goalie made some outstanding doorstep saves. 

i was praising our d-mids and while orban had 5, the rest of the midfield and the bench was shut down.  again, great game for our d-midsm, regardless.

we needed hop to lose this wkd to move up even more, and got it.  yale already won.  navy lost which helps.  lets hope PU keeps winning; fairfield and marist too.  are duke and albany on notice???  GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 06, 2015, 09:43:30 am
Even though coach doesn't care about the rankings I'll take 14th in the Nation...19th in the Nike poll

Cascade/Maverik Media Poll: Stony Brook Rising
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/cascade-maverik-media-poll-stony-brook-rising/31587

"The polls really don't play into what we do," he said.   I get it coach but when you win and beat ranked teams the pollsters take notice and so do potential incoming recruits.   It's matters.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 09:46:52 am
Game 12- SB at UML
4/10 630pm
video: pending
49' and rain all day (80-90%) 
 
gametime moved up 30 min (i think).  new program here and first in the series.  as a result, they brought in a massive recruiting class, which runs up and down the east coast and even canada.  i havent seen them play.  not much info out there.  they are coached by ed stephenson, the former bingo coach. 

at 1-9 in their maiden voyage, they defeated another new program, NJ Tech, by a score of 9-7.  the canucks get the lion's share of points.  they've played some good teams (yale, fairfield, albany) but havent really been in any games, except the lone victory.  albany just pasted them 25-0, which sounds like a score that couldve been 35-0.

its tough for new programs.  to add on to the pile, they are starting almost all freshman and a few sophomores.  in fact, the team has no upperclassmen.  they're 0-4 in the conference already and i think most likely eliminated from the postseason.  they've played two different goalies. 

any word on whether luca and johnstone are healthy?  defense played outstanding 1v1 defense vs PU, and also recovered quickly on early slides (Lucas Rock in particular- A plus). 

i note we are running four middies this year, with chicquen at times getting on as a fifth.  our offense pushes the ball hard on the dodge, and whips it around quickly, creating backside opportunities.  fortunately, we have the outside shooters to threaten from the top, and the sneaky attackmen who can get open on the GLE. 

SB looked pretty good against princeton, at least for 3 quarters.  four wins in a row, 3-1 on the road, scoring over 14 GPG.  i like the wolves to get their third conference win and move on to Lehigh this sunday, which is at LaValle.

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 10:01:59 am
thanks joey- note that fairfield appeared at 20.  why is that important?  because if they stick around, that's another top 20 win!

i was hoping Rutgers pulled off that hopkins game... wouldve helped, though hop is 4-7 now and in danger of falling short of .500 and being ineligible.

similarly, if marist pulled off the OT game against brown, that would help even more.  the foxes have an interesting game at hofstra and then have a chance to win out.  marist is one in front of SB in the current RPI: http://www.laxpower.com/update15/binmen/rpi01.php

and lehigh plays a ranked princeton team this week... interesting... and even more interesting, fairfield has a HUGE conference tilt against towson in CT.  they win that one, good for SB.  go stags.

otherwise, we should be in front of army but behind towson.  even marquette arguably has better wins than SB.  GT is a close call.  but no reason to argue over a spot or two in early april.

we of course need to get through the AE or the PU win becomes of very little use... unless of course, we beat the Dukies! 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 10:31:57 am
gotta love quint... he always throws us a bone.  how's about #9?

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/quint-s-top-20-a-few-teams-step-forward-some-fall-back/31583/2

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9. Stony Brook — The Seawolves have won eight of their last nine games, the latest was 13-10 gem over Princeton. Mike Rooney now has 67 points, trailing just Lyle Thompson. Brody Eastwood has 39 goals, tied for No. 2 in the land. The offense is scoring 14.5 goals per game.

The America East is a two-horse race, with Albany beating Stony Brook, 17-15, on March 14 being the most significant game thus far.

It’s interesting to see that Stony Brook has a non-league game on April 15 against Duke. I believe this was a weather postponement. It becomes a Wednesday game of national significance.


also this: 7. Albany — Even in defeat, I was very impressed with what I saw from Albany in a Thursday night loss at Syracuse. If the Danes can figure out their face-off woes, lookout. Lyle Thompson is averaging 6.8 points per game and continues to amaze. If Albany wins the America East AQ — and it won't be easy beating Stony Brook again — this team is a matchup nightmare in the NCAA Tournament. Others can't say that.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 10:34:06 am
more game photos: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/highlights-photos-no-20-stony-brook-13-no-13-princeton-10/31566

(http://cdn.images.insidelacrosse.com/cms/pics/gallery_pics/regular/316/24181.jpg)
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: captaindj21 on April 06, 2015, 11:12:26 am
Thankfully, Joe Willie cares about the rankings.  And that's why he should be added to the coaching staff.  His lacrosse knowledge is second to none.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 06, 2015, 12:05:50 pm
Thankfully, Joe Willie cares about the rankings.  And that's why he should be added to the coaching staff.  His lacrosse knowledge is second to none.

It's so nice to have you around DJ.   You bring so much to the table.   Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.  Keep them coming.   




Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 06, 2015, 12:18:56 pm
Where is Joe Willie?  Is he still eating his humble pie?
Here I am. Loving the season.  Kids are playing great.  Huge win on Sat.   Enjoying some humble pie. 

And yes, I'm shocked the D is playing so good, shorties especially.    Glad captaindj21 is back too.   Always happy to hear his thoughts.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 12:52:02 pm
i normally wouldnt care about some unofficial poll... but hey its monday and i have to wait four days to watch the dogs play. http://laxallstars.com/chaos-in-the-polls/

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10) Army – Army still has most of the tools you need to be a top 10 team, but they are neck and neck with a couple of teams in my poll. Yale, Brown, and Stony Brook all got some consideration for the 10 spot, but in the end I went with Army because of their strong offensive potential.

13) Stony Brook – Oh hey, Sea Wolves! Last week I threw you in the Top 20, and this week I look like a genius because you’re climbing the ladder! After a two goal loss to Albany people took notice. Four straight wins (with the last coming over Princeton) makes SBU an undeniable selection for this week’s poll. They’re 9-2 with a softer schedule, but SBU can score, and as you can see, I typically like that!

15) Princeton – I can’t knock the Tigers too far down even though they’ve lost their last two games. Brown is a potential monster still, and Stony Brook seems to be legit this year.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 12:59:01 pm
over at laxmagazine, a publication that i usually respect, very little mention of SB.  and then, the poll.  #19, FOUR spots behind princeton: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/lm_rankings

in the "who's hot" column?  four teams mentioned, not SB. 

in the "who's not" column, princeton.

in the "who's new" column, this:
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Stony Brook (19): Brody Eastwood scored five goals in the win against Princeton to reach 40 goals for the third straight season. The Seawolves are Albany's toughest competition for the America East title, having lost to the Great Danes by two this season.

to me, that says they looked at our stats to date, picked the leading goal scorer, threw his name out there.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 01:05:01 pm
it seems the wolves have (nearly) everyone's attention... http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/6/8341643/college-ncaa-lacrosse-weekend-recap-box-score-stories-articles-duke-notre-dame-hopkins-princeton

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Stony Brook is going to be an odd conversation point if the Seawolves are unable to earn the America East's automatic invitation to The Big Barbeque. Stony Brook is rising in the polls but the team's RPI profile isn't all that hot right now: 22nd in the RPI with a weighted RPI strength of schedule ranking of 41st, the team has one top 20 RPI win -- Princeton. The team should get a bump by playing Duke and, presumably, Albany again, but it's going to be hard for the Seawolves to have its RPI ranking and strength of schedule ranking significantly rise with dates against Massachusetts-Lowell, Binghamton, Hartford, and whatever first round opponent the team sees in the America East Tournament. The Seawolves are in an awful position for a program that is having a solid season. Stony Brook remains a concern worth investigating given the uniqueness of the team's situation.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 01:06:23 pm
http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/6/8341609/ncaa-college-lacrosse-rankings-poll-college-crosse-weekly-ballot-media

the same publication moved us up 5 spots to 13, and wrote:
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Stony Brook: I gave the Seawolves a push and a pretty sizeable one at that. We'll see if that holds up, but two America East teams in the top 15 is both scary and interesting.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 01:24:40 pm
a lot of insiders consider this to be one of the more accurate polls (note its an conglomerated average of 17 pollsters): http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54213

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#18 Stony Brook: Wolves upset Princeton at LaValle. (Baldo) — #21. (Henfan) — SBU defeated Quinnipiac 17-9. 13-10 win over visiting Princeton gives the Seawolves a healthy boost in rankings. Friday sees SBU at UMass-Lowell, Sunday they're home to host Lehigh. (Lax Fidelis) — #16. Nice win over Princeton. (maddog9718) — Beat Princeton. (OCanada) — RR#16. (randyrad) — #12. Stony Brook coming on strong in the late stretch. (rolldodge) — #14 The huge win the Seawolves needed. Handled Princeton easily. (Strannywastheman) — Caught the Tigers sleeping, but they are only getting better. (Tecumseh)
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 02:34:11 pm
http://inlacrossewetrust.com/ncaa-power-rankings-april-6/

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#11        Stony Brook        Record: 9-2        InLax Score: 103.53        Previous: 17

A three point win over Princeton was huge for this team.  They’re still a little tough to figure out, but this team should push Albany for an American East title.  A “should win” against Umass Lowell is next with Lehigh following this week.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: captaindj21 on April 06, 2015, 03:30:55 pm
The difference between you and I is that I don't claim to know more than the coaches do.  You've criticized Nagle for years and now it's gotta be eating out you that they're winning.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: captaindj21 on April 06, 2015, 04:00:25 pm
The difference between you and I is that I don't claim to know more than the coaches do.  You've criticized Nagle for years and now it's gotta be killing you that they're winning.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 04:40:59 pm
if individual national stats mean anything to you... http://www.ncaa.com/stats/lacrosse-men/d1/current/individual/223

assists per game (rooney #2)
goals per game (easty #2)
points per game (rooney #3)
shot percentage (easty #1)(rooney T-18)(rogers T-21)(corpo #45)

national team stats: http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings/ranking_summary
total offense #5
shot percentage #1
assists per game #2
grounders per game #8
man up offense #7
turnovers per game #2
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 06, 2015, 04:54:31 pm
The difference between you and I is that I don't claim to know more than the coaches do.  You've criticized Nagle for years and now it's gotta be eating out you that they're winning.
You got it all wrong buddy, I am so happy they are winning.  I love the program and have always supported them.  Am I happy when they go 6-10 with a ton of talented kids, no?  Am I happy as a fan seeing top recruits leave the program, no.  I love the fact they are 9-2 winning games they are supposed to win.  I loved seeing them in all the polls today.   Quint putting a 9 was fantastic.  What's wrong with national recognition?   It helps the schools profile and the teams profile.  It will help coach bring in better kids.  It's all good my man.  Like I said I couldn't be happier with the results this season and will support the team through thick and thin.             

Also, I'm fully aware that Nagle knows more lacrosse than everyone of us..I get that.   Carry on....

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 06, 2015, 04:58:28 pm
if individual national stats mean anything to you... http://www.ncaa.com/stats/lacrosse-men/d1/current/individual/223

assists per game (rooney #2)
goals per game (easty #2)
points per game (rooney #3)
shot percentage (easty #1)(rooney T-18)(rogers T-21)(corpo #45)

national team stats: http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings/ranking_summary
total offense #5
shot percentage #1
assists per game #2
grounders per game #8
man up offense #7
turnovers per game #2

How crazy would it be of Rooney puts up 100pts.   85+ seems automatic.   Insane!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 05:01:33 pm
http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/040615_eamon_mcananey_what_to_make_of_ivy_league_madness

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Stony Brook 13, Princeton 10
This could be the breakthrough win for the Jim Nagle era at Stony Brook, as Brody Eastwood led the charge with five goals. It's the Seawolves' first win over an Ivy League club since they beat Harvard in 2007. On the flip side, this is a tough setback for Princeton, but the Tigers don't have any time to dwell as they face Lehigh on Tuesday night.

My Top 20
19. Stony Brook
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on April 06, 2015, 08:44:54 pm
Joewillie for president of the Nagle fan club!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 09:46:01 pm
easty AE PoW: http://www.americaeast.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&ATCLID=210004307

do you feel lucky punk?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 06, 2015, 10:32:52 pm
Joewillie for president of the Nagle fan club!!!

Ha...my fans on here love me as much as I love coach. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 06, 2015, 10:39:44 pm
can anyone name this photo?  its either from 92 or 93:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l6EkEsFk3lE/VSNCN1ZtpHI/AAAAAAAAG5Q/kDdm-let6oM/s1600/name%2Bthis%2Bphoto-%2B93%2Bmaybe%2B92.gif)

they won it all in 92.  and 94.  and 96-98.  and again i think in 04.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: laxnation on April 06, 2015, 11:00:42 pm
can anyone name this photo?  its either from 92 or 93:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l6EkEsFk3lE/VSNCN1ZtpHI/AAAAAAAAG5Q/kDdm-let6oM/s1600/name%2Bthis%2Bphoto-%2B93%2Bmaybe%2B92.gif)

they wont it all in 92.  and 94.  and 96-98.  and again i think in 04.
The photo was in '93, the year after I graduated Stony Brook. The '93 game was played at Stony Brook and #41 is Chris Chamberlain. In '92, we lost at Princeton 12-5, the day after beating Lehigh on the road.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on April 07, 2015, 11:46:20 am
The legendary Chris Chamberlain of the James gang. Shout out to Mongo and Chillie B. Can't forget Mike the weenie.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 07, 2015, 01:02:36 pm
thanks guys... very helpful.

more ink: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/dixon-s-takeaways-loyola-drubs-navy-ivy-intrigue-and-more/31600/5

What Happened: Stony Brook 13, Princeton 10

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Takeaway: The win marked Stony Brook’s first over a ranked opponent since 2012 when they beat Delaware. At 9-2 the Seawolves are also one victory away from their first 10 win campaign since 2011. I have had this team on my radar for several weeks now. I love how Stony Brook plays and the balance they possess on the offensive end. This was once again on display Saturday against the Tigers, as seven different Seawolves scored goals. Trailing 4-1 after one Stony Brook caught fire and forged a one-goal lead at the half, then pulled away in the second 30 minutes of action. Mike Rooney is a talented quarterback who runs the show. Linemate Brody Eastwood was the beneficiary of his toils, scoring five goals on the day. Middies Chris Hughes (3, 2) and Challen Rogers (3A) make it impossible to just focus on the attack. With the loss, Princeton missed a great opportunity to grab a win that could have been cashed in on Selection Sunday. Stony Brook padded its resume quite nicely and has to feel good about the direction this season has taken.

and this too:
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while Duke has a surging Stony Brook and ambitious Marquette squads to contend with. Win those games and go winless in ACC = get in. Lose any and go winless in the ACC = nervous team on Selection Sunday.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 07, 2015, 01:11:34 pm
the team should be on notice now- lose to duke, lose the at large bid.

im telling ya- watch four ivies get in- which may include princeton btw- and on selection sunday we will all be upset. http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/040715_ncaa_division_i_mens_lacrosse_bracketology_first_edition

in fact, we are not even in the first four out.  but PU should be in.

so what can we do?  beat duke.  GO SB

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 07, 2015, 01:35:44 pm
Better beat Lehigh on the way to the Duke game. Can't let that one slip away!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 07, 2015, 01:39:54 pm
The legendary Chris Chamberlain of the James gang. Shout out to Mongo and Chillie B. Can't forget Mike the weenie.

Such a great crew
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 08, 2015, 07:46:57 am
Lehigh beats Princeton last night in a thriller. Brook has 4 games over an 8 day stretch with Umass Lowell 4/10, Lehigh 4/12, Duke 4/15, Bingo 4/18. Going to be a busy week. Busy is good. It should keep them focused. Good luck!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 08, 2015, 08:48:58 am
not sure if this is good or bad for SB... of course, if Lehigh gets really hot in Patriot play, good.  but methinks we are better off having a win in the top 15 than two wins over 20-25. http://www.laxpower.com/update15/binmen/XSTBXX.PHP

lehigh is like SB in 2013/2014; lots of one goal losses.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 08, 2015, 10:06:12 am
.. and marist has won 3 in a row, beating hofstra (must be the first time ever right?), and possibly can win out.  if they win the CAA, that helps too.

meanwhile, the hofstra sinking ship just blew a new hole in the hull: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40417&sid=938294658883d01a75144c2902ae8f7a&start=2940#p1310926

the bottom line is that hofstra isnt really that much worse than 5 years ago... its that teams like marist, fairfield, drexel, lehigh, st joes, etc are now solid teams.  and then add in that new programs have had recent success- marquette, robert morris, boston, richmond, HPU.  and the traditional powers falter (hop, princeton, umass, navy).  times are changing.

albany should win out, perhaps a tough game against a stingy yale.  fairfield has three tough games coming up (towson, delaware, hofstra), would be nice if they can win those...

we really could use princeton winning the ivy too.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 08, 2015, 11:04:07 am
on the cover of lax.com today- http://www.lax.com/stories/Princeton-vs-Stony-Brook--sid-4503.html

video highlights.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 08, 2015, 03:14:25 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/06/mens-lax-rebounds-from-poor-start-to-defeat-no-12-princeton/

note this will be brody's third year with 40+ goals.  and likely a fourth next year.

this has been the tone from all those interviewed this season:

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“My teammates were finding me great. I can’t do anything without my teammates,” Eastwood said.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 08, 2015, 05:14:22 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/06/mens-lax-rebounds-from-poor-start-to-defeat-no-12-princeton/

note this will be brody's third year with 40+ goals.  and likely a fourth next year.

this has been the tone from all those interviewed this season:

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“My teammates were finding me great. I can’t do anything without my teammates,” Eastwood said.

Can't wait for the Duke game. You going to that one Mr. Chairman? One day I hope to break out the grill again and maybe even a new tailgate recipe! Can you still tailgate at LaValle?
 ???


Some tailgate memories from happy times at SBU games!

We've had the Chicken McBride
Grilled chicken breasts marinated in Italian dressing, topped with roasted red peppers, and fresh mozerella cheese,

The Crowley Sweet Sausage Special
Grilled Italian sweet sausages, roasted peppers, onions, and balsamic vinegar

The Rivalry Burger
1/2 pound of "Great Dane" of beef...WE'RE TALKING BIG ARSE PATTIES with garlic, salt, and pepper, fresh melted mozzerella cheese, sliced jumbo beefsteak tomato, sliced red onion, smothered in A1!!! 

The....
Sausage Compitello Heeee roh!

Sweet Italian Sausage - right off the grill! Look for the smoke!
Fresh Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
Roasted Red Peppers
Fresh Italian Hero
Balsamic Vinegar

Go Brook!

Maybe we bring back the Cinderella Chicken or I will work on a Brody Burger? ;D
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 08, 2015, 05:28:21 pm
we missed out on the chicken waldeck salad.   :P ???  what were we thinking?

brody burgers, mike-a-rooney salad, bitzer bites, dylan currywurst, chicquen sangwich, lucas rockshrimp sangwich, etc.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 08, 2015, 05:40:42 pm
we missed out on the chicken waldeck salad.   :P ???  what were we thinking?

brody burgers, mike-a-rooney salad, bitzer bites, dylan currywurst, chicquen sangwich, lucas rockshrimp sangwich, etc.

Haha! Actually we had Wally Burgers lined up but they got knocked out earlier than we had hoped
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 09, 2015, 12:31:36 pm
rooney on the tewey watch list: http://laxmagazine.com/college_women/DI/2014-15/news/040915_eight_added_to_tewaaraton_lists_in_second_update
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 09, 2015, 01:29:39 pm
rooney on the tewey watch list: http://laxmagazine.com/college_women/DI/2014-15/news/040915_eight_added_to_tewaaraton_lists_in_second_update
It's about time and well deserved. 

He would have been there earlier but his coach thought he would better help the team as a Middy...Ha                                                                             j/k

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 09, 2015, 03:22:00 pm
funny/interesting comment: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=54310&sid=0aaeaebe20143588cd203a50d535d00f#p1311181

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If Duke loses to UVA, I'd take the odds on Stony Brook taking them out next Wednesday. The Seawolves aren't afraid of anyone as witnessed by the fact that they play at least one game against a team from every conference except the Southern and Northeast, and even include a game against one of the two independents. Now that's egalitarian scheduling.

of course, we want duke to win, so it improves both respective RPIs.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 09:05:11 am
video link is up for tonights game: http://www.americaeast.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000

preview: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/040915aaa.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 12:12:01 pm
Quint: As Postseason Nears, Stars Emerge
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/quint-as-postseason-nears-stars-emerge/31642/3

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Mike Rooney, attack, Stony Brook

Rooney, 23, is a red-shirt senior from East Islip on Long Island who has 28 goals and 38 assists. The Sea Wolves have won eight of their past nine games.

"Maturity, letting the game come to him has made the difference," coach Jim Nagle said. "He's not forcing the action, instead picking his spots well while leading and playing unselfishly."

Rooney has harnessed the power of versatility. His game is complete — feeding, dodging, finishing — which allows him to be opportunistic.

"Mike isn't spectacular at one area," Nagle said, "but he can do everything."

Rooney had 11 points in a win over Vermont, six assists against UMBC, and seven assists against Fairfield. He is 22 points from Kevin Crowley's school record. Crowley led Stony Brook to the 2010 NCAA quarterfinals.

good because its a short list!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 02:36:44 pm
http://www.fltimes.com/sports/article_4d7b61fc-debe-11e4-bb88-6365c178aa1f.html

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Maciejewski’s part of ranked teams
The Limestone College men’s lacrosse team is 11-1 and ranked No. 2 in the latest USILA Division II poll.
Ryan Maciejewski (Penn Yan) has played a large role in the Saints’ powerful offense. The freshman has 16 goals and 11 assists for 27 points, and has scooped up 13 ground balls for the Gaffney, S.C. school.
Ryan’s brother, Brandon Maciejewski (Penn Yan), is a goalie at Stony Brook University, which is ranked No. 18 in Division I. He has started five of eight games for the 9-2 Seawolves and owns an 8.85 goals-against average, a .480 save percentage and a 5-1 record.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 10, 2015, 04:41:16 pm
Because I know The Chairman of The Board doesn't have a Twitter account.... rumor has it he is moving back to a flip phone.....

"@LaxFilmRoom: Brody Eastwood of @StonyBrookMLax has put 49 shots on goal thus far in 2015. Goalies have saved 9 of them. That's a save percentage of 18.4%"

Maybe the tailgate recipe for Mr. Eastwood will be called "Money Burger"

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 05:09:54 pm
its worse than that... i actually do not own a cell phone (other than for work)...  ??? ::)

this says 49 SOG, 67 shots, 40 goals: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/ston-m-lacros-CumulativeStats.html

that's 73% of shots on goal.  rogers is at 77, with less shots of course.  and schultz with 25GBs, as an attackman.  good #s.

and how about rooney with only 12 TOs with all the ball handling he does, all the attention he gets, early slides, etc.?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 07:09:45 pm
9-4 SB 6min left in the 2nd.  easty has a hat trick.  nagle going to the well early and often.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 07:17:59 pm
two poles score against SB in transition.  abdellatif with his first career goal after a faceoff.  fleming in cage, i think schultz resting and sheets starting. 

flag against UML, slash 1min, SB EMO.  make that two hat tricks for easty. 

3min left in the half, 13-5 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 07:49:57 pm
near end of 3, 15-7 SB.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 08:01:43 pm
18-7 mid fourth, lights went out so play stopped.  easty has 9,1.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 10, 2015, 08:09:24 pm
Just got home and finally got a chance to watch these guys and the lights are out!!!!!


son of a gun!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2015, 08:37:12 pm
easty with another, corpo open net.  20-9 final.

easty 10,1 on 11 shots
rooney 2,6
rogers 2,2
sheets 1,2
lindsay 14gb, 20/22


looks like in two years (discounting freshman!) we will be seeing sheets, chicquen, bitzer, corpo, stemke.  then there's ozsvath, howell, crossan, and the year after that haun, byrne, and grippe.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 11, 2015, 09:31:50 am
box score: http://sbufan.createaforum.com/index.php?action=post;topic=389.360;last_msg=13120

gotta like 17 assists on 20 goals.  johnstone got 3min and luca took five draws.  sounds like we are easing them back into it.

dominated on GBs, 47-30, looks like mostly on faceoffs (24/32).  not great to see 16 TOs. 

EMO 3/3.  four times rooney fed easty.  lehigh tomorrow.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 11, 2015, 10:01:44 am
Game 13- Lehigh at SB 
4/2 3pm
video: http://www.americaeast.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&KEY=&id=1306094&catid=0 
67' and sunny

SB has won five in a row.  of course the lehigh staff includes former SB assistant kevin cassese, and also former SB goalie errol wilson.  i havent seen them play this year but lehigh turned a lot of heads in the last two seasons.  since then, two assistants have left, tom compitello (bryant, SHU) and brendan callahan (dartmouth), both SB all americans.

short notice for SB as they played on friday night, and lehigh upset princeton mid-week.  lehigh's only other good win this year is holy cross, which is as erratic as ive ever seen a team inside one season.  they are probably better measured by their losses- one goal to marquette, bucknell, and navy; and a few goals to loyola and army.  note they have a massive rivalry game five days later, hosting lafayette.

while SB put up big #s against UML with a mix of players, they somehow gave up 9 to a team that struggled to score that all season.  lehigh's all star is dan taylor, a canuck who can score and feed.  he's had a hand in 26 goals in just the last four outings, so he has the hot hand.  corbett is another canuck who is a good finisher.  note that this offense is a unit of upper classmen that have played together for a few years, like SB.

but lehigh's strength is usually in its defense and goalie.  they have struggled a bit this year on that side though.  matt poillon is their star in cage (might recognize the name from UMBC?). 
 
i wonder how much johnstone/luca we will see in a non conference tilt... SB has scored 71 times in the last four games, Easty and Rooney on fire.   SB has played well at LaValle, arguably even in the loss to UA.

GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on April 12, 2015, 09:39:23 pm
Tough loss today. I thought they had this one.

Top 10 Duke coming up to town. this should be memorable. I wish I can be there. Good luck boys
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 13, 2015, 01:33:00 pm
disappointing loss- is schultz hurt?

photos: http://www.lehighsports.com/galleries/?image=6776

story: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/041215_hot_lehigh_takes_down_stony_brook_on_road

newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/lehigh-upsets-18th-ranked-stony-brook-1.10251030

#16: http://laxallstars.com/north-carolina-is-number-1/
#14: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/12/8393525/ncaa-college-lacrosse-rankings-poll-college-crosse-weekly-ballot-media

USILA #20
Media #16
LM #19
Nike receiving votes

LP forum #19: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54461

http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/041215_in_case_you_missed_it_three_burning_questions
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Big-Time Performances
Brody Eastwood and Mike Rooney, Stony Brook
These two Seawolves continue to compile some eye-popping stats. They beat up on a first-year program, UMass Lowell, on Friday. Eastwood scored 10 goals, tying a school record and Rooney finished with two goals and six assists in a 20-9 Stony Brook victory. A couple of weeks ago, we were looking at Duke's Myles Jones' potential to become the first 100-point midfielder in NCAA history. It looks like Rooney (33 goals, 44 assists) will beat him to the punch. The Seawolves haven't had this kind of mojo since Kevin Crowley and Jordan McBride were on campus.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 14, 2015, 03:38:10 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/12/mike-rooney-ties-stony-brooks-division-i-points-record/

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By helping on his 44th goal of the year, Rooney has set the school record for assists in a season, a particularly impressive feat achieved with four games remaining in the regular season.

http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/13/brody-eastwood-secures-second-america-east-co-player-of-the-week/

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He has 51 goals for the season, giving him his best scoring season since his freshman year when he netted 44 goals. His next goal will break Kevin Crowley’s single-season record of 51-goals set in 2010.

He is getting ready set Seawolves history, as he is tied with Crowley for most goals in a season.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 15, 2015, 12:21:19 pm
Ha...just saw my prediction from July 2014....pretty close.  Called the Princeton and Leigh games correct:

Super early prediction based on the below Sked...9-7

1/13 scrimmage Villanova @ SB
2/7 Manhattan @SB     W
2/14 ST Johns @SJ       L
2/20 NJIT@SB               W
2/22 Duke@SB              L
2/28Fairfield@SB          L
3/3 Marist@Marist        W
3/30 Rutgers@Rut       W
3/14 Albany@SB          L
3/21 UMBC@SB            L
3/28 Vermont@Vermont  W
3/31 Quinnipiac @ Quinn  W
4/4 Princeton @Prin          W (going out on a limb here)
4/10 UML @ UML              W
4/12 Lehigh @SB              L  (Nice home game here)
4/18 Binghamton @SB     L
4/24 Hartford @ Hart      W
5/01 & 5/03 American East champion
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 12:58:17 pm
nicely done JW... and now onto the Duke game... its duke, what else to add.  8 consecutive final fours.  three of the last five titles.  in 05 and 07 they lost by a goal to JHU in the finals. 

http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/041415aaa.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 04:26:07 pm
http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2015/04/15/duke-lacrosse-takes-stony-brook-rare-midweek-clash#.VS7IdPnF_Yg

http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=210022045
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 07:13:29 pm
johnstone in cage and sheets in for schultz.

matheis to bruckner cutting far pipe, crossfield feed

duke flag push with possession; SB EMO; easty feed from crease to rogers up top, 12 yard bouncer.

bitzer beats his man near the mid line off a GB, creates slow break, rogers on the left wing takes feed and bounces from 11 yards on the wing. 

SB flag, tripping.  class winds up from top center, just inside the box, beats johnstone high.  2-2 mid first.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 07:26:20 pm
chicquen out of the box literally blows by his man up top, shoots stickside high and picks a corner. 

SB flag, push with possession on reh.  jones dodges up top, feeds guterding in crease, who curls and bounces on a jump shot.  technically was after flag expired, but still 6v5.

matheis at x, finds class cutting far pipe, crossfield feed and inside shot. 

guterding jukes randall at x, gets caught up on the cage, comes topside and shoots inside.  no slide. 

feed from GLE into crease and another inside score.  duke is fast and moves the ball fast.

end of 1Q, 6-3 duke.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 07:46:45 pm
duke scores off faceoff, but video went out, didnt see it.

SB moved to a soft zone.  sound is out and video is choppy.  duke scores again.  fee from x cross field to jones up top, 10 yard bouncer.

guterding drives from x, feeds matheis inside, score.  SB timeout.

another goal- i think class. 

rooney drives from x, feeds easty on the crease, scores inside. 

timeout SB.  4min left in half. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 07:59:16 pm
duke flag on matheis; duke timeout. 

SB EMO; rogers skip pass, to rooney on GLE, feeds cross GLE to easty, shoots from 1 yard.

corpo drives from wing, flips to x, sheets is left alone, comes around crease, fakes low shoots high.

ensuing faceoff flag on duke, SB EMO, rooney skip pass cross field to rogers, to hughes for the big outside shot from the corner of the box, 15 yards and high.  four straight from SB.

rooney drives from x, lefty, slips through two defenders, comes out righty, shoots backhanded and underhanded with 5.8 seconds. 

halftime 10-8 duke. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 08:27:04 pm
crossfield skip pass to jones, face dodge, beats his man, bounces one from 6 yards. 

rogers up top, feeds corpo who cut from the GLE on the same side, takes pass and turns and shoots from 5 and 5, hits bottom left corner on a jump shot.

matheis drives from x, dorsey gets picked off, no switch, curls around crease and scores inside. 

johnstone save, bruckner picks up rebound and scores. 

duke flag, class 1min slash.  SB EMO, three big saves and a pipe, SB 0/4.  duke ball, kills flag.

matheis wrap around, beats dorsey top side, shoots low while falling.

14-9 duke, 3Q 5min.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 08:33:54 pm
long duke possession, SB fails clear.  duke failed clear.  SB rotation and recovery on defense looks good; much improved from last year.

rooney wing dodge, shoots low bouncer from low angle.

bruckner from 15 yards up top center, bounces a shot.  he was left open for just enough time to get a crank off. 

attendance is 4860.

end of 3Q, 15-10 duke. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 08:51:33 pm
corpo up top, feeds to rooney sneaking from x, rooney steps above GLE, turns and shoots high off stickside. 

great save from johnstone and clear.  long SB possession but duke shuts the door.

class drives down GLE, feeds up top to keenan, 10 yard high to high. 

rooney draws flag, SB EMO.  corpo shoots off stickside high, big save from fowler.  SB timeout.  3min left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2015, 09:00:21 pm
duke timeout with 2min left. 

SB clear, SB timeout. 

jones open net on double team.  43sec left. 

final 17-11 Duke. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on April 16, 2015, 11:04:59 am
Any word on Schultz?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 16, 2015, 12:54:24 pm
photos: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-lacrosse-vs-duke-ncaa-pictures-1.10271707

newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-can-t-stop-duke-from-pulling-away-to-victory-1.10273690

statesman: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/15/seawolves-hang-tough-in-17-11-loss-to-duke/

box: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/041515aaa.html

highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezTnpSYsuHE
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on April 18, 2015, 12:26:07 am
Shultz had a walking boot on during the Duke game.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 18, 2015, 11:32:46 am
more highlights: http://www.lax.com/stories/Duke-vs-Stony-Brook-sid-4513.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 18, 2015, 11:35:21 am
bingo game preview: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/041715aaa.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 19, 2015, 02:59:45 pm
overcame a six goal deficit to win in OT against Bingo.  14-13, rooney to rogers at the end of OT #1. 

nelson had a huge day with 2,4.  their attack did well.  faceoffs were near even. 

easty had 5, rooney 2,6n with 3 grounders.  now at 4-1 in the AE. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Seawolf97 on April 19, 2015, 03:08:32 pm
This was a nice comeback win for our guys
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 20, 2015, 12:35:42 pm
http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/19/8452733/ncaa-college-lacrosse-rankings-poll-college-crosse-weekly-ballot-media

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Navy and Stony Brook: These were probably the most difficult team to find a home on the ballot. The Seawolves looked like two teams against Duke during the middle of the week and almost blew a tire against Binghamton. The end result was Stony Brook staying flat, which felt weird. Navy was idle this week and rose three positions despite the team's profile not substantially changing. The Midshipmen and Seawolves are the epitome of the back half of the top third of the nation this season -- you have no idea how often they'd beat teams in that particular tier of the country (in other words, Stony Brook beat Princeton this season, but how many times would this Seawolves team beat this Tigers team in a 100-game series). The remaining pieces of the pre-NCAA Tournament season should take care of this, but I've also written that every other week for two months now.

generous ranking at #15.

and they also put up a separate article with a great bball photo: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/19/8452295/college-ncaa-lacrosse-schedule-television-tv-stream-video-web-internet-free-espn-cbs-fox

and coverage of the duke game: http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/2015/4/17/8439073/mlax-duke-survives-stony-brook-challenge?_ga=1.4293171.1689200400.1429546210

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The answer, it turns out, is that they are pretty darn good. Duke built a big early lead, but the Seawolves answered the Blue Devils’ 8-0 run with a 5-0 run of their own, and it took a second half of lockdown defense for Duke to come away with a hard-earned 17-11 win.

and Lehigh photos: http://laxmagazine.com/multimedia/photos/2014-15/news/041215_gallery_lehigh_downs_stony_brook_justin_lafleur

#20 here: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/0412015_mcananey_one_goal_games_and_plenty_of_talking_points
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 20, 2015, 12:38:59 pm
newsday coverage of the bingo game: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/challen-rogers-scores-in-overtime-to-give-stony-brook-14-13-men-s-lacrosse-win-over-binghamton-1.10299152

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 21, 2015, 11:53:36 am
not too much analysis here, and of course a lot can happen in the next two weeks, but... http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/2015/4/21/8460727/mlax-a-first-guess-at-the-bracket?_ga=1.5423283.1689200400.1429546210

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America East: Albany is the regular-season champion and tournament host. The Great Danes are favored, but Stony Brook has a legitimate chance at the upset if they can get past Hartford, Binghamton, or Vermont in the first round. Our pick: Albany.

We think the Ivy League runner-up (which we think will be Yale) is in, and Ohio State is in unless it gets walloped in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Who are left as possible at-large teams: the Marquette-Georgetown winner, a third Ivy, and maybe Stony Brook or a fourth Ivy. The Colonial, MAAC, NEC, Patriot, and SoCon are one-bid leagues for sure.

•First two out: Princeton, Stony Brook
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 21, 2015, 11:54:40 am
aggregated rankings: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/20/8453103/ncaa-colege-lacrosse-rankings-polls-media-coaches-inside-lacrosse-usila-syracuse-notre-dame
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 23, 2015, 12:01:38 pm
http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/042215_lambrecht_fact_and_opinion_for_the_stretch_run

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FACT: Stony Brook (11-4) junior attackman Brody Eastwood leads the nation with 58 goals, and has done it by converting 64.4 percent of his 90 shots, the best shooting percentage in Division I.

OPINION: With senior Mike Rooney (NCAA-best 53 assists) feeding Eastwood, Stony Brook has the best chance to deny America East rival Albany the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Should Albany stumble in the AE tournament, presumably against the Seawolves in the title game, the Great Danes could be in at-large trouble – even after their big win over no. 9 Yale on Saturday, even with the great Lyle Thompson on the cusp of his last chance at postseason glory.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on April 23, 2015, 10:29:48 pm
It's bananas that Rooney didn't make the top 25 list for the Tewaaraton. He's going to have over a 100 points.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangelacrosse/index.ssf/2015/04/four_syracuse_mens_lacrosse_players_lead_list_of_local_finalists_for_tewaaraton.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 08:41:32 am
game preview- with links to video/stats: http://www.hartfordhawks.com/news/2015/4/23/MLAX_0423155200.aspx

http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/20/between-the-lines-four-points-from-this-weeks-action-2/

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Point 3: Stony Brook men’s lacrosse will have two All-Americans.

Last year, there were 42 Division-I men’s lacrosse All-Americans and another 51 honorable mentions. None of them wore a Stony Brook uniform.

At the pace senior midfielder Mike Rooney and junior attack Brody Eastwood are playing, this is bound to change in 2015.

In Wednesday’s loss to Duke, Rooney tied a school record for most points in a season, reaching the 82 mark with three goals and two assists, and then broke it against Binghamton Sunday with a nine-point outing.

He is currently the nation’s point leader and sits at third in points per game with 5.86, behind Albany’s Lyle Thompson and Brown’s Dylan Molloy. Rooney also leads the country in assists, as he is tied with Thompson with 46.

Eastwood has a knack for finding the back of the net. In Stony Brook’s 20-9 shelling against UMass Lowell, he recorded ten goals, which proved to be more than the entire opposition.

Eastwood, like Rooney, is also a Division I leader, as he has buried the most goals on the season, 53, and is second behind Molloy in goals per game, at 3.79.

Maybe Eastwood’s most impressive quality is his efficiency. He holds, by far, the highest shot percentage in the country at .631 percent. The runner-up, Boston University’s Adam Schaal, has shot .568 percent and has taken half of the attempts.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 24, 2015, 09:01:58 am
It's bananas that Rooney didn't make the top 25 list for the Tewaaraton. He's going to have over a 100 points.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangelacrosse/index.ssf/2015/04/four_syracuse_mens_lacrosse_players_lead_list_of_local_finalists_for_tewaaraton.html
Such an embarrassment that he's not on the list.   Not only is he leading the nation in points he is top 3 in points per game and assists per game.  Not to mention his team is 11-4 and ranked in the to 20.   14 attackmen made the list and Rooney is not one of them...just awful.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 10:57:14 am
IL player of the year watch- includes a giant picture of rooney: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/di-men-s-player-of-the-year-watch-april-23/31820

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5. Mike Rooney, A, Sr., Stony Brook (39G, 52A in 15 games)

Currently leading the nation in total points, Rooney has been one probably the most productive under-the-radar offensive players nation-wide during his four years as a Seawolf. Primarily running as a midfielder prior to switching to attack full-time this year, Rooney has amassed 233 career points in 64 games — averaging 3.6 points per game.


of course, rooney primarily played attack prior to 2015.

for the AA discussion, I think if you make the tournament, you go from the 1-2 range to the maybe the 2-3 range. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 07:34:49 pm
late start, flag on SB, 1min pushing against rock.  henderson to o'shea on the wing, low to high picks the top right corner.  1-0 HU.

failed clear, henderson gets the ball on the crease and scores with a high bouncer.  2-0 HU.

henderson cross crease feed to brown, on far pipe, fakes, shoots low from a few yards out.  3-0 HU.

failed clear, rooney picks up ball, feeds inside, easty shoots from 2 yards, scores.  flag on hartford late hit.  3-1 HU.

SB EMO, rooney curls around the crease, no one picked him up, bounces a score right on the crease.  3-2 HU.

SB flag, dorsey pushing 30sec.  HU EMO, huggins feed inside to feiner, turns and shoots high to high, scores.  4-2 HU. 

HU timeout.  o'shea jukes on goal line, shoots low to high.  5-2 HU.

end of Q1.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 08:00:09 pm
o'shea sweeps around crease and scores one handed, hat trick.  6-2 HU.

protesto wins ensuing faceoff, drives right to cage, scores on bouncer.  7-2 HU.

HU flag, SB EMO.  rooney feeds over cage to opposite pipe, sets up rogers for a big bouncer from the wing.  7-3 HU.

SB timeout.  rogers draws flag, HU penalty daly, 1min slash, SB EMO.  skip pass to rogers, rooney sneaks around cage lefty, takes feed, shoots low inside.  7-4 HU.

o'shea scores, his fourth on senior night.  8-4 HU.

SB timeout.  halftime, 8-4 HU.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 08:30:21 pm
rooney cross cage pass to rogers, fakes, shoots high from a few yards out.  draws flag, monks 1min.  8-5 HU.

HU kills flag, rooney at x, jukes his man, drives right and shoots low, scores.  8-6 HU.

SB fast break, reh brings it up, feeds to goal line, easty flips pass to other side, rooney scores his fourth.  8-7 HU. 

HU timeout.  end of 3Q, 8-7 HU.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 08:50:20 pm
timeout SB with 2:19 left. 

bitzer hits a post.  big save johnstone.  SB timeout 1:24 left. 

bitzer inverts, same play, turns and shoots, scores to tie it.  8-8 tie with 1:07 left. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 09:00:21 pm
overtime- HU timeout.

save johnstone, curry clears, moves it to chicquen, scores inside 1v0.  9-8 SB final.

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Hammertime on April 24, 2015, 09:01:23 pm
Good game and good win in OT. 2nd seed is locked!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on April 24, 2015, 09:01:46 pm
They have to stop doing this to me
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: DD-Tech on April 24, 2015, 09:08:38 pm
Wow!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 09:10:50 pm
SB is obviously not playing its best lax down the stretch- two conference games against teams they should beat, and they go down major goals (5 against hartford), catch up and win in OT. 

UA it up the hawks for 24.  SB has only been held under 10 against SJU and HU. 

the bingo/vermont game i think decides the seedings.  i think either way, SB plays VT and UA gets either hartford (bingo loses) or bingo (bingo wins).

rooney scored 4,3, which takes him to 98 points on the year. 

where hartford went wrong- lots of TOs, lots of flags, couldnt score in the 2nd half. 

where they went right- won a lot of faceoffs, stopped a lot of outside shots, and obviously kept easty in check.  has anyone done that?  maybe lehigh.

SB took great care of the ball, with a slightly-low 9 turnovers. 

curry with 2GB, 2 caused turnovers, a huge assist, and the hartford mids did nothing.

and how about rooney with 4GBs and 2 caused turnovers?

is corpo out?  when will schultz be back? 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 24, 2015, 09:41:27 pm
for what its worth- fairfield just beat hofstra, and navy lost to army, duke beat ND, that all helps a bit.  LC lost to army a few days ago, we could really use princeton beating cornell and marquette losing to denver. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 27, 2015, 09:16:16 am
for what its worth- fairfield just beat hofstra, and navy lost to army, duke beat ND, that all helps a bit.  LC lost to army a few days ago, we could really use princeton beating cornell and marquette losing to denver. 
Not sure anything really matters other than winning the next 2 games.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 27, 2015, 12:09:08 pm
well some bracketologists show SB as bubble-out.  makes you think that if you beat SJU and Lehigh, maybe you are bubble in!

also some polls still have SB inside the top 20- with 18 teams going, I wonder how the resume would look with those wins.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 27, 2015, 12:09:25 pm

Vermont game- Thursday 4:30pm in Albany, 45' and cloudy.

last outing was 21-12 SB.

video should be over at americeast.tv

winner plays Albany/Hartford on sat 10am on ESPNU: http://www.americaeast.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&SPID=6539&SPSID=59672&DB_OEM_ID=14000


Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 27, 2015, 01:01:48 pm
USILA #19: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/polls/usila

CM #16: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/cascade-maverik-media-poll-syracuse-back-on-top/31857

LM #20: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/lm_rankings

CC#15: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/26/8501451/ncaa-college-lacrosse-rankings-poll-college-crosse-weekly-ballot-media

QK #19: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/quint-s-top-20-championship-week-every-game-matters/31856

Krach #16: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54036&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=20#p1324690

LP #18: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57452
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 27, 2015, 02:48:18 pm
Men's Lacrosse: Rooney picks up America East Player of the Week: Senior Mike Rooney was named America East Player of the Week on Monday after tallying seven points against Hartford
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 27, 2015, 02:49:08 pm
well some bracketologists show SB as bubble-out.  makes you think that if you beat SJU and Lehigh, maybe you are bubble in!

also some polls still have SB inside the top 20- with 18 teams going, I wonder how the resume would look with those wins.
More AQ's this year, no?   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 27, 2015, 02:54:40 pm
yes but I meant it more as the simple math of being in the top 20 puts you generally in the bubble range.  because 18 teams get in, and in a typical year, half of those AQs (if not more) are already in the top 20. 

win those two games (which were winnable), maybe you move up a spot or two.  and then it gets interesting...

remember '05 when losing at LaValle to Harvard 9-8 in February... Harvard got the last spot in, we were the first out.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 27, 2015, 03:14:38 pm
more that would help-

Fairfield beating UMass (and then Drexel/towson); marist beating Monmouth (and then DMU/QU); Maryland beating OSU; ND beating army; cuse beating colgate.

the thing is, all of these should be likely. 

and then we could use some help from penn st beating hop.  and Princeton beating cornell (and then brown/yale).  air force beating navy.  a lot could happen!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 28, 2015, 11:56:18 am
more polls: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/27/8502873/ncaa-colege-lacrosse-rankings-polls-media-coaches-inside-lacrosse-usila-syracuse-notre-dame

TEAM LAXPOWER MASSEY RPI AVG. COACHES MEDIA AVG. AVG.
Stony Brook 20 18 26 21.33 17 16 16.50 19.40
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 28, 2015, 12:01:34 pm
AE tourney preview: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/27/8503645/america-east-lacrosse-tournament-ncaa-college-albany-stony-brook-hartford-time-date-tv-stream

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•Stony Brook is likely a long shot to make the NCAA Tournament field as an at-large selection if the Seawolves are unable to collar the league's automatic invitation to The Big Barbeque, but Albany may have an alternative path to a May adventure of the Great Danes fall in the America East Tournament.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 29, 2015, 12:09:02 pm
another AE tourney preview: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/28/8506829/america-east-lacrosse-tournament-ncaa-college-albany-stony-brook-hartford-time-date-tv-stream

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And in addition to Hartford and Vermont, there's a giant land mine from Long Island -- Stony Brook -- looking to create chaos in the lacrosse world. The Seawolves already have a win against Princeton and a close loss to Duke this season, so Albany could be in for a battle if the two face off in an all-SUNY final.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 29, 2015, 02:08:26 pm
statesman coverage: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/27/mens-lacrosse-clinches-second-seed-in-conference-tournament/

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After putting themselves in a difficult situation, down 8-4 at half time, the Seawolves regrouped and took control. They went on to put forth an absolutely dominant second half effort and completed the comeback win.

The Seawolves fought their way back into the game by scoring five unanswered goals with the fifth being the overtime winner.

The defense of Stony Brook was spectacular causing Hartford to turn the ball over a total of 20 times throughout the game. The defense also limited Hartford to low-quality shots that were turned away nicely by sophomore goalie Hayden Johnstone.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on April 30, 2015, 08:14:44 am
another AE tourney preview: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/4/28/8506829/america-east-lacrosse-tournament-ncaa-college-albany-stony-brook-hartford-time-date-tv-stream

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And in addition to Hartford and Vermont, there's a giant land mine from Long Island -- Stony Brook -- looking to create chaos in the lacrosse world. The Seawolves already have a win against Princeton and a close loss to Duke this season, so Albany could be in for a battle if the two face off in an all-SUNY final.
Since when is 17-11 a close lose?   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 08:51:35 am
its not.  I thought the same.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 09:16:23 am
2015 AE teams: http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=44835

First Team
Attack        Connor Fields      Fr.     Albany         East Amherst, NY
Attack        Lyle Thompson      Sr.     Albany         Onondaga Nation, NY
Attack        Mike Rooney        Sr.     Stony Brook    East Islip, NY
Midfield      Kevin O'Shea       Sr.     Hartford       Dix Hills, NY
Midfield      Challen Rogers     Jr.     Stony Brook    Coquitlam, BC
Midfield      Ian MacKay         So.     Vermont        Port Elgin, ON
Defense       Mike Russell       Sr.     Albany         Burnt Hills, NY
Defense       Brian Monks        Sr.     Hartford       Bellmore, NY
Defense       Zach Ess           Jr.     UMBC           Forest Hill, Md.
LS Midfield   Eric Cantor        Sr.     Albany         Boca Raton, Fla.
SS Midfield   Jeff Reh           So.     Stony Brook    Sound Beach, NY
Faceoff       Jay Lindsay        So.     Stony Brook    Burlington, ON
Goalkeep      Blaze Riorden      Jr.     Albany         Fairport, NY
 
Second Team
Attack        Seth Oakes         So.     Albany         Akwesasne, NY
Attack        Brody Eastwood     Jr.     Stony Brook    Victoria, BC
Attack        Cam Milligan       So.     Vermont        Peterborough, ON
Midfield      Tim Cox            Sr.     Albany         Schenectady, NY
Midfield      John Maloney       Jr.     Albany         Victor, NY
Midfield      Chris Hughes       Jr.     Stony Brook    Oceanside, NY
Defense       Stone Sims         Fr.     Albany         San Clemente, Calif.
Defense       Chris Bechle       Jr.     Binghamton     Fairport, NY
Defense       Lucas Rock         Jr.     Stony Brook    Bay Shore, NY
LS Midfield   Dylan Curry        Jr.     Stony Brook    East Meadow, NY
SS Midfield   Matt Bertrams      Sr.     Albany         Mason, Ohio
Faceoff       Dan Mazurek        So.     Binghamton     Ringwood, N.J.
Goalkeep      Justin Rosenberg   Jr.     Vermont        Boyds, Md.
 
All-Rookie Team*
Attack        Connor Fields      Fr.     Albany         East Amherst, NY
Midfield      Kyle McClancy      Fr.     Albany         Bayport, NY
Defense       Stone Sims         Fr.     Albany         San Clemente, Calif.
Attack        Sean Gilroy        R-Fr.   Binghamton     East Northport, NY
Midfield      Ben Kocis          Fr.     Binghamton     Huntington, NY
Attack        Griffin Fein       Fr.     Hartford       Dewitt, NY
Midfield      Dylan Protesto     Fr.     Hartford       Media, Pa.
Goalkeep      Ryan Vanderford    Fr.     Hartford       Montclair, N.J.
Attack        Cory Highfield     Fr.     UMass Lowell   Georgetown, ON
Attack        Sean Tyrrell       Fr.     UMass Lowell   Calgary, Alberta
Defense       James Leary        Fr.     Vermont        Seabrook, N.H.

* Regardless of position

Player of the Year: Lyle Thompson, Albany
Rookie of the Year: Connor Fields, Albany
Coache of the Year: Ryan Curtis, Vermont
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on April 30, 2015, 12:38:23 pm
Surprised Fields got first team over Eastwood
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 01:39:06 pm
a little, yes.

as Easty had big #s in every AE game except maybe Hartford- which btw 1,1 is usually a decent day for a normal attackman!

fields had comparable #s over the same stretch.

then give UA the slight edge for the tiebreaker- better record.

also this:
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Sophomore Alex Corpolongo (Purdys, N.Y.) and senior Andrew Dorsey (Clifton Park, N.Y.) joined Rock on the All-Academic Team. Corpolongo is a civil engineering major with a 3.38 GPA and Dorsey boasts a 3.47 GPA as a mechanical engineering major.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 04:44:10 pm
schultz is out there.  note they are playing at ford, not fallon.  UA radio staff calling the game.  video: http://www.americaeast.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=14000&&db_oem_id=14000

bitzer drives from corner (GLE) lefty, steps above the GLE, switches right, no slide, shoots inside.  1-0 SB

off the whistle, barlow has a shorty on him, drives lefty, turns and shoots.  1-1

three faceoffs; three ill pro calls.  johnstone big save, failed clear. 

rosenberg big save on easty, fast break, clark shoots from top center, bouncer.  2-1 VT

white to mackay top left corner, sidearm bouncer from 13 yards.  mid 1st Q, 3-1 VT
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 04:55:58 pm
rogers feed inside to schultz, lift check pops the ball up, rooney catches and shoots close in.  3-2 VT

luca wins face, VT flag on milligan 1min slashing.  SB EMO, rooney on GLE, feeds right down the GLE to easty, who taps it in on the doorstep.  rooney has 100 points.  3-3

mackway inverts, runs above GLE and reverse handed shoots low.  no slide.  4-3 VT

end of Q1.  rosenberg with at least 3 big saves.  SB running 5 mids and 4 attack. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 05:09:55 pm
schultz at x, feeds opposite wing, rogers steps into a high to high shot from 6 yards.  4-4

white crossfeed skip to everett, wide open, shoots from 2 yards out.  5-4 VT

SB flag on lindsay, delay of game 30 sec, VT EMO.  randall intercepts pass, clears.  SB kills flag.  rogers on wing, shoots high to low, hits rosenberg, falls, trickles in.  5-5

rogers on other wing, drives right, topsides his man, shoots through lift check, bouncer from 5 yards.  i think thats a hat trick and tied for SB all time scoring #10.  6-5 SB

timeout SB, mid Q2.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 05:26:39 pm
rogers to x, feeds rooney, who inside rolls his man, dips under and steps back above the GLE and shoots on the crease.  7-5 SB

luca wins ensuing faceoff, fast break, to rooney, cross field to easty, scores from a few yards out.  8-5 SB

big save rosenberg, break, mackay shoots off hip, a hat trick.  8-6 SB

next faceoff, robison on the break, to rooney, to schultz, who stick fakes and scores inside.  pace has really picked up as the last few goals were in the last minute or so.  9-6 SB

save johnstone, rock clears, SB timeout. 

off whistle, white cuts off crease, gets open, takes feed from milligan, shoots lefty bouncer.  9-7 SB

VT timeout.  end of half.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 05:50:23 pm
rock knocks down pass, clears with reh and curry, curry goes right down the middle, face dodge, shoots high left corner.  10-7 SB

broken play, pass to bartlett who caught rock out of position, drives pipe and shoots righty high to high and hits a corner.  10-8 SB

rooney feed from x to right wing, corpo shoots bouncer from 8 yards, hits rosenberg and trickles in.  11-8 SB

bitzer inverts to x, feeds to rooney on the left wing, jukes his man and bounces it past rosenberg.  mid 3rd Q.  12-8 SB

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 06:02:00 pm
chicquen dodges from up top lefty, runs into slide, switches to his right, shoots high to high in traffic and hits corner off stickside high.  SB starting to open it up. 13-8 SB

VT flag, pushing with possession, burke 30sec.  SB EMO, rosenberg big save on hughes outside shot, VT clear and kills flag. 

SB flag on curry for interference, VT EMO.  big save johnstone. 

SB kills flag on clear, VT flag on mackay, holding, SB EMO.  rooney at x feeds to corpo up top, big outside shot goes in.  14-8 SB

end of 3Q.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 06:13:17 pm
rooney on wing, has plenty of windup time, shoots from 8 yards and scores righty.  rooney has 4,4.  15-8 SB

SB goes to the well with 10min left and gets stemke on, also sheets (who has been in and out all game). 

too many slide to milligan, white left alone in the crease, takes feed from milligan and turns and shoots.  15-9 SB

mid 4th Q.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 06:32:28 pm
milligan from the outside corner, shoots a low bouncer from 12 yards.  15-10 SB

VT flag on cox for holding, 1min.  SB EMO, VT kills flag.  rooney drives from GLE and beats his man, shots lefty and low and inside.  16-10 SB

rosenberg nice inside save on rogers.  SB timeout.

milligan backs his man in, turns and shoots from 11 yards, scores.  16-11 SB

SB flag, push with possession, reh.  VT EMO, milligan left open on wing, shoots off hip stickside.  16-12 SB

40 seconds left, VT doubling the ball, flag on rosenberg for slashing, SB EMO, goalie change.  open cage, SB works clock. 

SB flag with 4 seconds left.  unnecessary roughness on hughes.  vermont drives to the hoop and scores with 2 seconds left, mackay. 

final- 16-13 SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 30, 2015, 10:22:30 pm
recap of today's first round games-

the good-
gtown beat marquette (MU being ranked right near SB)
marist beats monmouth (and then plays QU)

doesnt help-
hop beats psu
mass beat fairfield 

otherwise, OSU beating MD could have no effect; but now we need the buckeyes to beat hop.

and albany beat hartford, though the hawks played tough in the first half.  they looked good against a top ten team for thirty minutes.  so its albany at albany for the finals, once again.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 01, 2015, 08:46:25 am
newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/mike-rooney-registers-nine-points-as-stony-brook-reaches-conference-championship-game-16-13-1.10359452

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"I made a decision to go to the net a little more tonight,'' Rogers said. "I tried to draw more slides in order to create some open looks for the other guys. Some shots fell for me tonight.''

Vermont has a couple of exceptional players and they're really good on the ground, so getting ground balls was a big focus for us this week in practice. I think it showed [Stony Brook had a 52-30 edge on ground balls]. I think that had to do with the face-off 'X.' ''

The Seawolves will make their seventh appearance in the conference championship game and are in search of their fourth title after winning in 2002, 2010 and 2012.

I think SB is 3-3 in the title game, with all three wins coming against UA and I think maybe one loss to BC, Hartford, and Albany each.  I know UA has knocked SB out in the semis at least 2-3x.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 01, 2015, 08:50:17 am
SB Statesman: http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/30/mike-rooney-leads-seawolves-into-america-east-final/

http://sbstatesman.com/2015/04/29/albany-again-stands-in-the-way-of-a-mens-lacrosse-conference-title/

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The Great Danes broke Stony Brook’s hearts with a gut-wrenching overtime win in last year’s conference semis, but this year’s Seawolves team is different.

So, how has a squad with almost no change doubled its win total and performed so much better with their backs against the wall?

As Nagle and his team said before the season started, the Seawolves bought in during the offseason, putting in the work and doing whatever it takes to win.

In one year, the program records for career points, points in a season, career assists and assists in a season have all fallen and done so at the hands of one student-athlete: Rooney.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 01, 2015, 12:51:39 pm
IL: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/reaction-highlights-albany-stony-brook-advance-in-america-east-semifinals/31931

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Cason Liles went 12-of-15 on face-offs — a key stat when considering Stony Brook dominated draws against Vermont earlier in the day, and the last time the Danes met the Seawolves face-off specialist Connor Russell was healthy.

Note: Midfielder John Maloney did not play for Albany. He has been battling illness. He was considered for Thursday’s game and his status is up in the air for Saturday’s 10 a.m. championship.

“We have lot of chemistry,” Rooney said. “We know where each of us will be at any time.”
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: PapaCombs on May 02, 2015, 08:39:12 am
It's a beautiful day in Albany for the AE Championship game.  Can't wait to go cheer on Stony Brook as they beat up on the Great Danes.  (And it's nice to be able to do it without the 3-1/2 hour drive!).  Go Seawolves!!!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 10:14:02 am
both teams in colored jerseys.  dorsey faceguarding thompson.

rooney at x, feed to opposite wing, corpo lefty sidearm shot from the wing.  1-0 SB

curry to rooney in transition, to sheets on GLE, feeds cross crease to easty, wide open, close shot on far pipe.  2-0 SB

thompson cuts into crease, takes feed from oakes, threads needle through faceguard, stick fake and score.  2-1 SB

thompson at 5 and 5, turns and shoots.  2-2

mid Q1.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 10:30:52 am
thompson on wing, spins his man, low to high shot.  hat trick.  3-2 UA

maloney drives pipe, early slide, mcclancy open on far pipe, gets feed, scores.  four straight for the danes.  4-2 UA

SB timeout.  rooney from x, easty sets pick, rooney feeds bitzer on wing, 10 yard shot hits corner.  4-3 UA

osika off faceoff in transition, no one picks him up, shoots and scores with 5 sec left.  5-3 UA

end of Q1. 
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 11:02:50 am
UA timeout.

SB in a zone.  oakes sweeps, 10 yard shot into the top right corner.  6-3 UA

thompson drives from x, no slide, onehander scores.  7-3 UA

thompson same move but other side, his fifth today.  8-3 UA

SB timeout.

SB fast break, rooney shoots, save, reh picks up rebound and scores.  8-4 UA

rogers inside roll, scores on doorstep.  8-5 UA

SB flag against reh, pushing, UA EMO.  flag over.  transition both ways, cox in transition high to high.  9-5 UA

SB flag too many men, 30 sec.  UA EMO.  flag killed, UA timeout. 

randall bigtime D against thompson, gets takeaway, flag down.  ellis clears, another UA flag.  thompson hold 30 sec, push lasda 30 sec.

halftime.  9-5 UA
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 11:36:25 am
randall on thompson. 

curry steals pass, to sheets on the point. 13-7 UA

UA in transition, fields to oakes fast break.  14-7 UA

5min left in the 3rd Q.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 11:43:29 am
tarbell skip pass to fields on far pipe, left open, his 3rd today.  15-7 UA

rooney dodges from wing, draws flag, beats him man and scores.  15-8 UA
 
SB EMO, but UA wins faceoff on procedure call.  UA kills flag.

SB flag, slashing 1min.  UA EMO, so no faceoff.  end of 3Q.  15-8 UA
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 11:51:17 am
UA EMO, SB clear, kills flag. 

oakes from x, one hander shot a la thompson, top center.  16-8 UA

rogers sweeps righty, leans in and shoots high from a low angle, hits far corner.  16-9 UA

UA timeout.  12min left in Q4.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 12:03:50 pm
SB flag, slashing 1min curry.  UA EMO, thompson hits post, bounces all the way out the half line, two defenders caught way out of position, and a break going back to the cage.  cullen from the wing.  17-9 UA

randall picks thompson again but SB fails clear.  fields cross field feed to maloney, big outside shot.  18-9 UA

oakes pops one inside to fields, one handed, a la thompson.  19-9 UA

SB faceoff violation holding 30 sec.  UA EMO.  oakes in the corner, rocket to the top right.  20-9 UA

6min left in Q4.  SB timeout.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 02, 2015, 12:14:59 pm
schultz on the field for SB with 6min left. 

albany takes foot off the gas with 4min left, thompson out.  riorden out. 

maloney from x feeds mcclancy on far pipe, inside shot.  21-9 UA

SB flag, cross check 1min.  UA EMO.  pass knocked down, drake picks it up and shoots low to low from a yard out.  22-9 UA

timeout SB.

final- 22-9 UA.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chrissy D. on May 02, 2015, 11:46:15 pm
 If Rooney is not 1st team all american something's wrong. What a season that kid had.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 03, 2015, 09:14:10 am
whats this all about???  http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52292&p=1328339#p1328339
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: sbufan on May 03, 2015, 11:42:38 am
whats this all about???  http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52292&p=1328339#p1328339

That's crazy if true. No idea how Albany lets that happen once, yet alone twice.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: laxnation on May 03, 2015, 03:22:20 pm
Hopefully, the team defense improves next season and we will  win the America East Championship.

As a side note, I want to congratulate my niece for being elected as the only captain next season for Yale lax and my nephew will be playing lax next season at UNC.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 04, 2015, 10:13:12 am
read that brown might be in the mix for an early season game- a nice homecoming for lars tiffany: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52510&p=1328566&hilit=stony#p1328566

we can start a 2016 thread after the post mortem is complete on the 2015 season.  congratulations to the outbound seniors and thanks for four years of entertaining lacrosse.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 04, 2015, 10:36:52 am
photos and story: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Thompson-powers-win-for-Danes-6238622.php#photo-7916572

http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20150502/ualbany-lax-routs-stony-brook-to-win-another-america-east-championship

http://sbstatesman.com/2015/05/02/seawolves-fall-in-america-east-championship-game-bf/
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 04, 2015, 12:06:20 pm
photos and story: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/reaction-no-7-albany-22-no-16-stony-brook-9-in-america-east-final/31949

more game coverage: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/5/2/8534877/americ-east-lacrosse-tournament-ncaa-college-albany-stony-brook-thompson-time-date-tv-stream

for what its worth- final poll #17: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/cascade-maverik-media-poll-ncaa-tournament-looms/31978

#19 http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/5/3/8540227/ncaa-college-lacrosse-rankings-poll-college-crosse-weekly-ballot-media

Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 05, 2015, 12:23:55 pm
aggregated poll: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/5/4/8542953/ncaa-colege-lacrosse-rankings-polls-media-coaches-inside-lacrosse-usila-syracuse-notre-dame

TEAM LAXPOWER MASSEY RPI AVG. COACHES MEDIA AVG. AVG.
Stony Brook 21 20 25 22.00 18 17 17.50 20.20

this could have a bearing on next year's polls, so I've posted it...
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 05, 2015, 12:28:16 pm
http://laxmagazine.com/EpochPOTW/050515_epoch_potw_mike_rooney_and_loren_generi

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Mike Rooney, Stony Brook, Sr. M

While Lyle Thompson and Albany may have dominated the headlines out of the America East this spring, Rooney capped a tremendous career for the Seawolves with a huge nine point game against Vermont in the league semifinals and a goal and three assists against the Great danes in the final. With the loss to Albany and Stony Brook not receiving an at-large bid to the NCAAs, he finishes his career with 253 points (132 goals, 121 assists).

By any standard, his season was one for the ages, totalling 48 goals and 63 assists for 111 points, believed to be the first time in NCAA DI history that a midfielder has broken the 100 point mark.

of course, he's not a midfielder.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 05, 2015, 04:01:12 pm
http://laxmagazine.com/EpochPOTW/050515_epoch_potw_mike_rooney_and_loren_generi

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Mike Rooney, Stony Brook, Sr. M

While Lyle Thompson and Albany may have dominated the headlines out of the America East this spring, Rooney capped a tremendous career for the Seawolves with a huge nine point game against Vermont in the league semifinals and a goal and three assists against the Great danes in the final. With the loss to Albany and Stony Brook not receiving an at-large bid to the NCAAs, he finishes his career with 253 points (132 goals, 121 assists).

By any standard, his season was one for the ages, totalling 48 goals and 63 assists for 111 points, believed to be the first time in NCAA DI history that a midfielder has broken the 100 point mark.

of course, he's not a midfielder.

Coach did have him running mid the first 2-3 games.   Remember the Rogers at attack experiment?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 18, 2015, 10:08:23 am
rooney should land on the AA list... hoping easty does too.

for what its worth... at the D2 level, the AAs include miller, duddy, scalera, berardis. http://www.laxpower.com/all-amer/aa-list-college.php?year=2015&division=MD2
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 19, 2015, 11:36:36 am
rooney should land on the AA list... hoping easty does too.

for what its worth... at the D2 level, the AAs include miller, duddy, scalera, berardis. http://www.laxpower.com/all-amer/aa-list-college.php?year=2015&division=MD2

I'll guess Rooney 3rd team AA and Eastwood HM.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 20, 2015, 08:48:37 pm
rooney on the north/south roster: http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=45180
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 21, 2015, 10:26:48 am
AA list is out... http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/052115_uslia_di_all_america_selections

Rooney 3rd team
Rogers HM
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 21, 2015, 10:43:40 am
AA list is out... http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/052115_uslia_di_all_america_selections

Rooney 3rd team
Rogers HM

I hate that Bitter and he 27% shooting % and his 33 less points get's 2nd team to Rooney's 3rd team.   Great to see Rogers get the HM nod.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 21, 2015, 10:46:23 am
was kinda hoping we'd get easty in the mix.  especially since we finished #16 or whatever.

our squad is more about team play anyway.  next year look out for guys like randall and curry to have a big year.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 21, 2015, 01:43:14 pm
I get they are all about team but that team went through Rooney.   Not going to be able to replace his production next season.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 26, 2015, 10:03:17 pm
a well written season in review: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/052615aab.html
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 27, 2015, 10:02:02 am
Incoming Freshman
   
Dylan Crossan                South Side    Rockville Centre, NY    Att
Daniel Comber        Bethlehem Central    Delmar, NY    Goal
Sean Seaberg                West Islip    West Islip, NY    Def
Cole Anderson       Harborfields    Greenlawn, NY    Def, LSM
James Gerstner       Mineola    Albertson, NY    Mid
Bobby Amato               Sachem North    Holbrook, NY    LSM
Ryan Ozsvath                Half Hollow Hills West    Dix Hills, NY    Att
Ryland Rees                Terry Fox    Coquitlam, BC    Def, LSM
James Kickel                Ward Melville    East Setauket, NY    Mid
Michael Cusmano       Ward Melville    East Setauket, NY    Mid
Danny Hughes       Shoreham-Wading River    Shoreham, NY    Mid
Andrew Alejo                Syosset    Syosset, NY    Def
Owen Daly               Lynbrook    East Rockaway, NY    Mid
Conor Howell               Wilson West Lawn    West Lawn, PA    Att
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 27, 2015, 11:27:18 am
thanks Joey... time to start a 2016 thread!  the post-rooney era...

also I think someone said that hughes is going to play football at Bryant- any updates on that?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 27, 2015, 12:05:57 pm
LM final poll, #19: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/lm_rankings
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 27, 2015, 03:02:52 pm
Balto Sun early 2016 poll: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse-blog/bal-premature-mens-lacrosse-rankings-for-2016-part-1-20150525-story.html

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18. Stony Brook (13-5; no tournament)
Losses: Two starters, including the school’s all-time leader in assists and points, attackman Mike Rooney (48 G, 63 A).

Returns: Eight starters, including junior attackman Brody Eastwood (62 G, 6 A) and a pair of midfielders in junior Challen Rogers (30 G, 23 A) and sophomore Alex Corpolongo (23 G, 6 A).

Reason for pessimism: Sophomore goalkeeper Hayden Johnstone ranked last in the America East in save percentage (.416) and saves per game (7.1).

Reason for optimism: Including Eastwood, Rogers and Corplongo, the Seawolves return three other players who scored at least 13 goals.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 27, 2015, 05:24:29 pm
thanks Joey... time to start a 2016 thread!  the post-rooney era...

also I think someone said that hughes is going to play football at Bryant- any updates on that?

That would suck if suck if Hughes left.  He has a blistering left-handed shot.    It would also be the 2nd year in a row one of coaches hand picked captains left the program.   Maybe it's time for the players to pick their leaders Jimmy.   Just a thought.   
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 27, 2015, 05:41:38 pm
danny hughes- from SWR, the incoming recruit, not chris hughes from Oceanside!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on May 28, 2015, 09:09:42 am
danny hughes- from SWR, the incoming recruit, not chris hughes from Oceanside!
ha...now it all makes sense
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 28, 2015, 12:54:17 pm
IL player of the year watch: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/di-men-s-player-of-the-year-watch-may-28/32281

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6. Mike Rooney, A, Sr., Stony Brook (49G, 62A in 18 games)

Rooney’s 111 points is the seventh-highest single season scoring mark of all-time. However, this is even more remarkable — had he put those numbers up in 2012, it’d have been the second-highest scoring season of all-time, behind only UMBC attackman Steve Marohl’s 114 points in 1992.

Regardless of any additional considerations or circumstances, that level of production deserves this level of recognition.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 28, 2015, 05:05:23 pm
Syracuse.com does an early preseason poll: http://www.syracuse.com/patrick-stevens/index.ssf/2015/05/way-too-early_2016_college_lac_1.html#incart_related_stories

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No. 19 STONY BROOK (13-5)


Last seen: Getting steamrolled 22-9 at Albany in the America East championship game, only the third time all season the Seawolves were held to less than 10 goals.

Senior starts lost: 36 of 180 (20.0 percent)

Senior scoring departing: 111 of 415 points (26.7 percent)

150ish-word preview: All 111 of those points on the way out of Long Island belonged to Mike Rooney, whose 63 assists were more than anyone not named Lyle Thompson generated this season. So while Stony Brook only had three seniors on its roster, Rooney's exit is notable one.

Still, Brody Eastwood (62 goals) and his otherworldly .639 shooting percentage will be back. So will nearly all of a defense that allowed opponents to score 10.89 goals per game (No. 48 nationally out of 69 teams) and was next-to-last nationally in saves per game.

So the question is two-pronged: First, without Rooney setting the table, can Stony Brook continue to score so much that it doesn't matter how its defense plays? Second, does the defense get better, especially if it can settle on one goalie after starting three in 2015? "Probably" is a fair answer to both, and it's clear Jim Nagle's team has a chance to wrest away the America East title from Albany next spring.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 29, 2015, 12:10:49 pm
all-Canadian team: http://10manride.com/2015/05/28/n-c-double-eh-all-canadian-teams/

easty and rogers.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 29, 2015, 12:57:07 pm
final stats- shooting %, SB is out in front by a lot: http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=45217&page=8

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Rk.   Team            Games    W-L    Goals   Shots    Pct.
1     Stony Brook      18      13-5    250     622    0.402
2     Albany           19      16-3    325     887    0.366
3     Denver           19      17-2    261     731    0.357
4     Colgate          16      10-6    169     479    0.353
5     Princeton        15      9-6     180     523    0.344
6     Syracuse         16      13-3    238     693    0.343
7     Notre Dame       15      12-3    199     598    0.333
8     Johns Hopkins    18      11-7    234     706    0.331
9     Virginia         15      10-5    181     551    0.328
10    North Carolina   17      13-4    244     751    0.325
11    Yale             16      11-5    182     561    0.324
12    Duke             18      12-6    257     797    0.322
13    Marist           18      14-4    212     663    0.320
14    Harvard          14      7-7     172     545    0.316
15    Binghamton       13      4-9     140     455    0.308
16    Army             17      10-7    191     621    0.308
17    Holy Cross       13      6-7     120     393    0.305
18    High Point       17      10-7    184     605    0.304
19    Richmond         16      11-5    188     620    0.303
20    Marquette        16      10-6    163     539    0.302
21    Ohio State       19      12-7    190     633    0.300
22    Georgetown       16      10-6    186     623    0.299
23    Massachusetts    15      5-10    146     494    0.296
24    Lehigh           16      7-9     163     555    0.294
25    Brown            17      12-5    237     808    0.293
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on June 01, 2015, 12:27:01 pm
in the way too early polls, everyone seems to like us at 19: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2014-15/news/060115_early_top_20_for_2016_guess_who_is_back_duke_lacrosse

(http://19. Stony Brook

Challen Rogers scored 30 goals and had 23 assists out of the midfield last season and is back with Canadian finisher Brody Eastwood, who scored 62 last season. Attackman Mike Rooney, the school's all-time leader in assists and points, won't be around, but after dealing with Albany in the America East the past several seasons, the Seawolves will want to punch their NCAA tournament ticket in the post-Thompson era.)
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on June 04, 2015, 11:47:52 am
aggregated early polls: http://www.collegecrosse.com/2015/6/3/8677065/ncaa-college-lacrosse-2016-premature-early-rankings-polls-denver-duke-notre-dame-hopkins-syracuse
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on June 04, 2015, 01:57:59 pm
Joe Spallina
‏@JoeSpallina

Happy to add @Roon_Dog1 to the @LizardsLacrosse 2nd in the country in scoring this year 48 goals 63 helpers @SBAthletics @StonyBrookMLax
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: joewillie on June 05, 2015, 10:50:09 am
good news for the Brook....

UMBC junior Pat Young is transferring to Maryland.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on July 15, 2015, 11:25:55 am
shooting efficiency: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/mcewen-delving-into-shooting-efficiency-numbers/32642

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Despite scoring nearly exclusively assisted goals, Brody Eastwood is still No. 1 by a wide margin, but that's what happens when you score 62 goals and goalies only save 14 of your shots.



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Player Team Games Goals GPG Shot Eff SGOR SGORPG
1 Brody Eastwood Stony Brook 18 62 3.44 1.44 34.65 1.93
2 Wesley Berg Denver 19 58 3.05 1.05 22.84 1.20
3 Kip Orban Princeton 15 45 3.00 1.06 17.96 1.20
4 Luke Goldstock North Carolina 17 50 2.94 1.04 19.47 1.15
5 Connor Fields Albany 19 66 3.47 0.94 21.31 1.12
6 Mike MacDonald Princeton 15 48 3.20 0.92 14.92 0.99
7 Dylan Donahue Syracuse 16 50 3.13 0.93 15.89 0.99
8 Ryan Brown Johns Hopkins 18 61 3.39 0.89 17.44 0.97
9 Mike Rooney Stony Brook 18 48 2.67 0.99 17.24 0.96



also a mention of rogers on page 3.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on July 29, 2015, 01:30:10 pm
more on shooting efficiency: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/mcewen-delving-into-shooting-efficiency-numbers/32642

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Though with clearly the highest shooting efficiency in the country and one of the highest goal totals, Stony Brook's Brody Eastwook has a lock on the number one spot.

Here are the top 20 players in SGOP per game during the 2015 seasons:

  Player Team Games Goals GPG Shot Eff SGOR SGORPG
1 Brody Eastwood Stony Brook 18 62 3.44 1.44 34.65 1.93
2 Wesley Berg Denver 19 58 3.05 1.05 22.84 1.20
3 Kip Orban Princeton 15 45 3.00 1.06 17.96 1.20
4 Luke Goldstock North Carolina 17 50 2.94 1.04 19.47 1.15
5 Connor Fields Albany 19 66 3.47 0.94 21.31 1.12
6 Mike MacDonald Princeton 15 48 3.20 0.92 14.92 0.99
7 Dylan Donahue Syracuse 16 50 3.13 0.93 15.89 0.99
8 Ryan Brown Johns Hopkins 18 61 3.39 0.89 17.44 0.97
9 Mike Rooney Stony Brook 18 48 2.67 0.99 17.24 0.96
10 Zach Herreweyers Loyola Maryland 15 47 3.13 0.91 14.36 0.96



also see the chart on page 2, easty is all the way up in the corner with a big red dot for assisted goals scored.

and a reference to rogers on page 3.
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on September 05, 2015, 08:18:09 pm
early sched: http://network.laxpower.com/laxforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57993&p=1362772#p1362535
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: LacrosseReference on March 23, 2017, 04:09:38 pm
Not sure if this is the best place to post it, but I was digging through our win probability model to see which games qualified as the "greatest" comebacks of the past few seasons.  And lo and behold, Stony Brook vs Binghamton (April 19, 2015) was actually #4 on the list.  Thought I'd share the happy memory...

https://goo.gl/TwFRvd (https://goo.gl/TwFRvd)

Anyone remember that game specifically?
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 26, 2017, 01:25:11 pm
live stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/hartford/mlax/

free video: http://www.americaeast.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?catid=0&id=1867897&db_oem_id=14000

beginning of Q1.  bollinger starting, rees is back.  haun at x, topsides his man, shoots low. 1-0 SB

bollinger nice save in transition; haun hits a pipe.  reh up top, roll dodges and feeds far pipe as bitzer is curling around, inside shot. 2-0 SB

second mids on.  bitzer at x, changes direction, speeds to 5x5, turn and shoot high. 3-0 SB

bollinger save; HU save, transition break, score. 3-1 SB

corpo on wing, flips to bitzer on same side curling from x, turn and shoot for a hat trick. 4-1 SB

bollinger save; HU flag, SB EMO with 14 sec, holding possession.

end of Q1, 4-1 SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: laxnation on March 26, 2017, 01:35:46 pm
live stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/hartford/mlax/

free video: http://www.americaeast.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?catid=0&id=1867897&db_oem_id=14000

beginning of Q1.  bollinger starting, rees is back.  haun at x, topsides his man, shoots low. 1-0 SB

bollinger nice save in transition; haun hits a pipe.  reh up top, roll dodges and feeds far pipe as bitzer is curling around, inside shot. 2-0 SB

second mids on.  bitzer at x, changes direction, speeds to 5x5, turn and shoot high. 3-0 SB

bollinger save; HU save, transition break, score. 3-1 SB

corpo on wing, flips to bitzer on same side curling from x, turn and shoot for a hat trick. 4-1 SB

bollinger save; HU flag, SB EMO with 14 sec, holding possession.

end of Q1, 4-1 SB
I know Hartford is a weak team, but it's obvious Bollinger should have been starting several games ago and it's shows how important Rees is to the team - both cases, I pointed out several games, ago!
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 26, 2017, 01:52:01 pm
beginning of Q2, SB ball due to EMO possession.  lloyd scores. 5-1 SB

reh sweeps up top lefty, steps in and shoots a long  bouncer. 6-1 SB

HU timeout, Q2 1250

HU hits two posts; HU save; jinks dodges, draws a slide, moves it to huggins in the crease for a score. 6-2 SB

corpo up top, skips to wing, white overhand bouncer from 11 yards. 7-2 SB

fast break, matsuoka switches hands on the drive, moves it to haun, inside roll and draws flag.  SB EMO, HU picks a pass and kills flag. 

SB TO, Q2 607

SB dominating ToP.  two big saves for HU.  Rees vacuuming GBs.  SB flag, interference haun.  HU EMO, feiner to brown, shot from 12 yards in corner. 7-3 SB

nice last second save HU, end of Q2. 7-3 SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 26, 2017, 02:28:20 pm
beginning of Q3.  forgot to mention talay is starting too.  bollinger save.  grippe draws a flag, during play on, bitzer drives lefty to 5x5, turns and shoots low angle and picks the far corner. 8-3 SB

jinks drives up top, beats his shorty, no slide, low to high shot. 8-4 SB

SB flag, lindsay holding.  HU EMO, hits two posts; SB kills flag.  pickel feeds inside to CVG, stick fake and score.  color guy referred to us as Albany. 9-4 SB

HU flag, crosscheck, SB EMO.  ball wheels around horn, bitzer behind to corpo up top, winds up and shoots far pipe high. 10-4 SB

SB TO, Q3 534

HU in a zone, big save low. 

HU TO, Q3 450

now he called LaValle "campanelli stadium".  bollinger low save.  HU picks up a rebound and brown has open shot. 10-5 SB

HU moves the ball up top, van duzer left open and shoots. 10-6 SB

end of Q3, 10-6 SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 26, 2017, 02:54:36 pm
beginning of Q4.  bollinger save.  haun drives from x, topside and shoots high. 11-6 SB

huggins drives from x and shoots as he falls. 11-7 SB

feiner takes a feed deep in top corner, shoots a sidearm bouncer from 14 yards. 11-8 SB

corpo hits a post.  bollinger save, corpo hits a post.  bitzer sweeps lefty, feeds opposite to CVG wide open on far pipe. 12-8 SB

feiner takes shorty to 5x5, backs in, turns and shoots off stickside high. 12-9 SB

lindsay wins ensuing faceoff, clean break, protects stick and walks right into the low crease for an easy bouncer. 13-9 SB

HU doubling. SB TO, Q4 140

HU TO, Q4 121

HU flag, slashing, SB EMO.  SB holds the ball.

end of Q4, final 13-9 SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 26, 2017, 04:58:30 pm
nice game today from bitzer, haun, bollinger, rees, white.  gameball to lindsay!  protesto is one of the best in the game. 

bollinger makes the case for the starting job, if it's not his already. 

perfect clearing; only two flags and 10 turnovers.  keep in mind for 2019- with talay down low- that's three juniors on defense. GO SB
Title: Re: SB Lacrosse 2015 Season
Post by: LacrosseReference on March 28, 2017, 02:21:35 pm
I'm a few days late with this, but here's the SBU win probability for the Hartford game.  Certainly not a dominating performance for the ages.  But you have to like it when the line is steady and above 65% for pretty much the entire game.