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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: Today at 06:52:31 am »
Spallina has no problem recruiting. Team lost a game by a goal in double OT. Conf has nothing to do with. BC played a bit better today. Albany mens lax has no problem recruiting either. The common theme there is that both programs have coaches that kids want to play for. The CAA in lax will not make one bit of difference in recruiting.

This is true Chrissy, but you cant tell me for one second that SB didn't  got the raw end of the stick in seeding because of the AE conference. Every article I have read this week said SB was seeded 5th because of this conference. So bottom line. If SB girls Lax played in the CAA conference this year, with a perfect record, there is no doubt they would have gotten a better seed and BC would have played at LaValle stadium, and probably would have won this game..

P.S. Dont be shocked if the girls Lax get an invite into the Big10 after this season.

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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: Today at 06:44:30 am »
we were a bit sloppy, most of the day.  we werent leading into the half and a few min coming out of the halftime.

Draw control was another serious problem. BC had some very tall players catching the jump ball at every face off..

Exactly. I can't say we have a recruiting problem when we were 20-0 and #1 all year, but having that kind of size would be beneficial in games like this. I guess as in other sports, recruits see we have a great program, but then look at the conference we're in and decide to go elsewhere.

I agree. Tho Chrissy makes a good point about UA and SB not having a problem recruiting great athletes, I still think if SB was in a better conference our RPI would have been  better and SB probably would have gotten home field advantage through out the playoffs.

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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:32:39 pm »
we were a bit sloppy, most of the day.  we werent leading into the half and a few min coming out of the halftime.

Draw control was another serious problem. BC had some very tall players catching the jump ball at every face off..

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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:08:42 pm »
SB dominant so far in this one. I had to turn the volume off on the live video feed. The monotone voice of whoever is in the booth today  is brutal. Can we get some enthusiasm or even just some analysis? Ah cĒmon.

LOL. I felt the same as you. They need to do a better job with that

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SBU Men's Lacrosse / Re: SB Lacrosse 2019 Season
« on: May 12, 2018, 05:53:04 am »
The laxpower post is on the money. Nagle has zero recruiting power on Long Island. LI kids know you do not get treated very well as a player on a Stonybrook squad with Nagle at the helm.  Being so close to the huge LI  talent pool works against Nagle. The kids know the environment he and Gibson have created. Most top level LI players do not even consider Stony brook. They all have heard the nightmare stories.

No other D1 program had 2 full days of running before the final game of the season. He just doesn't know what else to do or how to develop his talent on any level. He is so old school and as someone else said, the game has past him bye. He loses more recruiting ability each year. After the experience the upstate kids have had over the last few years, that talent pool has completely dried up as well.

He has talented Canadians who all seem to receive full or near full scholarships to attend. This is just not the way to sustain a talented team at the D1 level.

It is a shame because this team (other than at the X) has talent and can compete. They can be developed into
an excellent team. It will never happen with Nagle as the coach. He has proven time and time again he can't get the job done and he needs to go. This team needs a younger more progressive thinking coach that these talented young men want to play for. It would make all the difference in the world for these guys. They deserve better.

WOW!!! Well said. Maybe what SB Lax needs is a local coach who has strong ties to the Long Island recruiting pool, like Joe Spallina has.. A Div2 pr Div3 school from the area where a HC wants to make a name for himself..

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Hammer I hope your son comes as not only will the college coaches work with the players but also get your son on colleges radar

I think I can convince him to go..

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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: May 08, 2018, 04:57:39 am »
see the link i posted above about the human element.  the cmte admits they arent necessarily allowed to "eyeball" the selections.  and the polls arent necessarily factored in.  the polls are what the pollsters think are the rankings.  the RPI is done by CPU and that's what (mostly) drives the seedings.

that, and other factors.  for example- see geography.  see the men's side where bobby mo was TEN slots of RPI in front of richmond, and yet bobby mo gets the play in game.  why?  there's a 400 mile rule in place.  it's why denver goes to ND.  it's why cornell plays at syracuse.  it's why UVa plays at loyola.  they can only do so many 400+ mile flights.

also keep in mind one minor difference- the women's game has a larger field (27) and more teams and a larger presence in the midwest and west coast (south too).  therefore, QF sites are scattered better.  whereas the men's side, most of it is the 95 corridor.  thus, north is hofstra, south is navy.  and so your top 4 seeds might get the advantage of being near those sites (or, if hosting, a home game!).

I get it that schools want to save on travel costs, but this is postseason play with national championships on the line. They do this non-sense in the FCS playoffs too. Give one team a harder bracket just because they're closer to another team.

Looking at the teams that are in on the men's side: UVA, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Cornell, Denver..... none of those schools are hurting for money I can tell you that much. If damn Chicago St. can afford to fly their teams all over the country for WAC basketball when the state of Illinois didn't even give them a budget... I think most well funded D1 programs could afford another flight or two, just a thought.



The AE conference is the kiss of death. I've been preaching that for years and a few on this board always disagree. Well people. The proof is in the putting. SBWL got hosed because of this conference.

True, but Hofstra has been blocking us from the CAA forever. Maybe if we win the national title, it could be enough of a catalyst to get the rest of the league to add us for all sports. It'd be the cherry on top of what we already offer.

I dont know for sure if Hofstra still has us on their $hit list ever since Heilbron came on board, thanks Jim Fiore, We are open to all sports again, so I'd imagine we could join the CAA if asked..

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Thanks hammer

The Skills Camp Showcase will be May 19 at Sachem North HS 28 Colleges are committed to being there and they will work with the players and talk to the players all the info is on www.liblitz.com

Campi. Coach Boultrek  is on my son to attend this showcase every day. The ball is in his court to go. My son thinks he isnt good enough to compete. We'll see what happens/

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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:02:45 pm »
Yep, predictably, we got screwed over again by the committee. They just don't respect anybody not in the P5 (even though JMU got the 3 seed, the hell....). It would help to get out of the AE and at least get into the CAA for everything and get the perception bump that comes with that. Damn Hofstra...

On the bright side, the final four is going to be right here at Lavalle, and even as the top seed, we'd be playing a very tough one loss team anyway, so effectively this doesn't really matter too much. Let's just win out and get that national title on our home field. BC, Maryland, JMU, UNC.... all very good teams, so I don't necessarily think we'd have dodged a bullet by getting a higher seed.

The AE conference is the kiss of death. I've been preaching that for years and a few on this board always disagree. Well people. The proof is in the putting. SBWL got hosed because of this conference.

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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:16:19 am »
And the  women get #5 seed.  Another screw job by selection committee. Disgraceful.

And Joe Spalina is hot as Hell right now. The Twitter board is on fire.. I say just win out and stick it to the committee .

UA got a #2 Seed with two losses and one really bad blemish on their record. Make it to the Championship game and the Committee will have no choice but to start respecting SB, otherwise heads will be rolling from the top!!!!!!!

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Seawolves in the pros
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:12:08 am »
Per his Instagram, Warney is playing in China this summer.




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As he should. The NBA been giving him the cold shoulder since day one. Time to stat making some serious $$$$ and allow the chips to fall will they may!!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ1oc_oz354

This kid has some really nice moves getting to the basket in traffic. Shoots the 3 ball exceptionally well. How the heck is he only rated a 2* like everybody else on Rivals?  Looks like a good catch for Boals and company. Only wish he could start rightvaway..

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SBU Men's Lacrosse / Re: SB Lacrosse 2019 Season
« on: May 06, 2018, 06:48:28 am »
Canít argue with this on laxpower:

Although the Team got better after an embarrassing start (14 - 2 loss to Hofstra) another very disappointing year for SBU. It's been 6 years since SBU Made the NCAAs. Hard to believe with the crazy amount of Local Talent that this team is so bad. It's even more apparent considering what Spallina has done on the girls side. I've talk to many of his players and they just don't like playing for Nagle. I think it's time for a change. The Facilities and Value (1/2 the price of most schools) at SBU are awesome. Get the right coach and there is no question that they can do what Albany and the woman's team have done.

I totally agree. This is how I always felt about coach P  in football. Get the right coach and SB could be another James Madison.

With one more season left on coach P contract, and no extension was offered, its a do or die season for him. This team will either surprise us to the upside or be a bust. But I'll save the ranting for the football thread, not lax..

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I agree I should have handled it better on my end and by the way it was one big run on sentence.

I would however like to make a point about the posting on this site. When a person starts a topic they would like responses to be about their topic and not something that has nothing to do with their original post.

If you start a post about the 2018 schedule and now I want to talk about Coach P and whether or not he should be fired I should start a new post on Coach P's contract status and not change your original topic to suit me.

Campi.. I could care less if you use commas, punctuation Marks, hashtags, lol's, whatever.. You bring valuable information pertaining to SB football and that is all I look at. Keep it coming even with no commas!!!

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