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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #330 on: January 18, 2018, 12:24:22 am »
midnight practice to open the season!  should be around 30 degrees: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/news/2018/1/16/womens-lacrosse-to-host-open-practice-at-midnight.aspx

Gimmicky, but I like it. Hopefully these ladies go all the way this upcoming season. A national championship would be huge for them and for SBU and it's not out of the question this year for this team at all.

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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #332 on: January 23, 2018, 05:00:58 pm »
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/comeback-kids-northwestern-s-lasota-stony-brook-s-murphy/51138

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Courtney Murphy was arguably the most naturally talented player in her recruiting class most other top programs had never heard of. She certainly wasn’t on any freshman watch list, either. But everyone soon learned her name when posted seven goals and eight points in her debut vs. Bucknell Feb. 15, 2014. She finished the season with 61 goals. No other freshman in the country had more. She was named to ILWomen’s All-Rookie Team.

As much hype as she received, Stony Brook head coach Joe Spallina knew she could be better. He’d tell her if she became a full-time student-athlete, she’d be a first-team All-American. She fulfilled that prophesy her junior year, scoring 100 goals to break Delaware’s Karen Emas’ longstanding record of 98. But Syracuse ousted the Seawolves for the second time in three years.

Murphy thought about it and finally started responding to her teammate’s messages. Around the same time, she received hundreds of cards from young Long Island girls, the same ones who are willing to wait more than an hour after a Stony Brook game to get her autograph. She wasn’t completely convinced, but she was starting to have a chance of heart. At the urging of teammates like Kylie, Van Dyke and Yevoli, she decided to travel with the team to Florida.

Murphy had to keep pushing. Instead of starting a new job, she interned for the Wall Street firm, doing physical therapy at 4 a.m. twice a week. It was hectic and she wasn’t able to fully focus on her recovery. When she came back in August, she wasn’t cleared, a benchmark she had set for herself.

With the “dream team” on the same page and a No. 2 national ranking, the expectations are higher than ever for the 2018 Seawolves. Murphy feels the weight, but after a year of wondering what the future had in store for her, she’s on board with one cliché: Any game could be anyone’s last.
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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #333 on: January 26, 2018, 02:30:16 pm »
UA's longtime coach resigns, oddly right before the season, to spend more time with family.  the asst takes over.  could be a bad thing for us.  or a good thing.  or neutral.  either way, relevant.
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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #334 on: January 30, 2018, 11:21:18 am »
another #2: https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/college/women/defending-ncaa-champs-sweep-top-spots-in-iwlca-preseason-polls

1   Maryland   624 (24)   23-0
2   Stony Brook   582 (1)   20-2
3   North Carolina   564   17-3
4   Penn State   511   17-4
5   Florida   501   17-3
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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #336 on: February 02, 2018, 11:44:33 am »
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HOST STONY BROOK HAS ITS EYES ON THE PRIZE
https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/college/women/ncaa-championship-host-stony-brook-has-its-eyes-on-the-prize

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The last time the Long Island school hosted was in 2012 after being awarded the rights for the first time in 2011. As a well-known hotbed, Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home of the Seawolves, drew two of the six largest crowds in the championship game’s history.

“The final four is in our building and we’re equipped,” Spallina said.

“We don’t have one of the top 50 or 100 recruits coming out of high school, but we have a top five team,” Spallina said. “It’s how you lead, not necessarily how you get there. It’s our mantra, our attitude and our chip on our shoulder.”

The Seawolves’ biggest losses are midfielders Dorrien Van Dyke, who finished third in points, and Kristin Yevoli, who was second in draw controls. Spallina has plans in place for players to step in their shoes, but the draw as a whole remains a big question mark. It was the one area that blatantly stood out in the quarterfinal loss to Maryland. The Terps had a 19-7 edge. “I think personally we wore out in that game in the sense we didn’t have the ball enough,” Spallina said. “I have both my assistants working tirelessly on that.”

The season starts in California against the Pac-12’s top teams, USC and Stanford, followed by Denver and Northwestern. If all goes well, a win in an April tilt against Penn State could solidify a seed and a potential first-round bye for the Seawolves.
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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #337 on: February 07, 2018, 11:41:00 am »
Inside Lacrosse's Preseason Women's Div. I Media All-Americans
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/inside-lacrosse-s-preseason-women-s-div-i-media-all-americans/51262

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First Team
A   Courtney Murphy   Sr.   Stony Brook
A   Kylie Ohlmiller   Sr.   Stony Brook
D   Brooke Gubitosi   Sr.   Stony Brook

Third Team
A   Taryn Ohlmiller   So.   Stony Brook

Honorable Mention
DS   Keri McCarthy   Jr.   Stony Brook
D   Mackenzie Burns   Jr.   Stony Brook
G   Anna Tesoriero   Jr.   Stony Brook
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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #338 on: February 09, 2018, 12:07:04 pm »
'GOOD ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH' FOR PRESEASON PLAYER OF YEAR KYLIE OHLMILLER
https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/college/women/good-isnt-good-enough-for-preseason-player-of-year-kylie-ohlmiller

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Among the 7,127 in attendance at the 2012 NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championship at Stony Brook’s Kenneth P. LaValle stadium were two young sisters watching in awe as Northwestern earned its seventh national title with an 8-6 win over Syracuse.

The Ohlmiller sisters, 10th-grader Kylie and eighth-grader Taryn, who would soon play together at Islip (N.Y.) High School and later Stony Brook, took in the atmosphere – the packed stands, the deafening cheers and the sight of Katrina Dowd, a Northwestern alum and Kylie’s role model for her creative style of play.

“I recruit a little differently than a lot of places,” Spallina said. “I don’t really want the finished product. I really enjoy the teaching part of the game and the evolution of an athlete. I just saw something in her. I saw a kid who was overlooked and really loved and had a passion for the game. … I told her the first time we met that she was going to be star.”

She’s the best period on the planet, period. Case closed,” Spallina said. “I may be a little biased, but her body of work speaks for itself. She’s not a one-trick pony. The leadership of K.O. is unseen, but she gets it. She’s vested.”

With their personnel, says Spallina, championship weekend seems within reach, and according to Kylie Ohlmiller, Stony Brook has entered a new era.

“Coach Spallina says all the time we went from being the 70th ranked team in the country to now No. 2,” Kylie Ohlmiller said. “It’s all in tribute to how we worked every day.”

"We get to play as Long Island's team," Kylie Ohlmiller said. "We get to be those role models ... for the little girls on Long Island who are looking for those role models right here at home."

In 2018, Ohlmiller will continue her three-hour morning workouts with her sister, cut in line to get more reps in and meet with Spallina after every practice because “she’s in a lot of ways an assistant coach for me,” Spallina said.

“That’s a huge part of why I play the game,” Ohlmiller said. “It’s for those little girls. I might not have been a little girl when I came to watch the national championship here at Stony Brook in 2012, but I was still looking up to those girls who were out on the field. It’s amazing to have the roles reversed.”

“The Michael Jordan factor, as I always say, is that player who is really good, but can they raise the level of everyone around them?” Spallina said. “We don’t have any of the top 50 recruits in the country, so when you look at what Kylie’s done, she gives every kid that hope. … I have a fifth grade Yellow Jackets team and every single one of them think my girls walk on water and Kylie is Superwoman, so I’ve seen the immediate impact.”
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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #339 on: February 10, 2018, 08:19:14 am »
SBU women eye NCAA lacrosse title
https://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-womens-lacrosse-preview-1.16666870

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The stage is set for the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team to do something previously unimaginable.

With the NCAA Women’s Final Four scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook has the opportunity to win the national championship at home . . . and coach Joe Spallina knows he has the pieces to do it.

“I feel like this team checks all the boxes,” he said. “Obviously a lot has to go right to win a national title, let alone a Final Four. We just want to be 1-0. That’s what I always tell the girls.”

Spallina’s defense ranked No. 1 nationally four of the last five years (it was No. 2 in 2016). The offense ranked third last season, averaging 16.09 goals per game. Redshirt senior Brooke Gubitosi said both units challenge each other.

This all adds up to a potentially historic season. The Seawolves don’t see it any other way.

“That’s one of the things we talk about every day; we want to do this for our seniors,” Taryn Ohlmiller said. “We want to do this as a team together. This is our time.”


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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #342 on: February 13, 2018, 03:01:46 pm »
Good to see the CAA take down a few of the high and mighty . Now its our turn this weekend out in Southern California. Nice tribute by Florida for the Colorado girl who died in that car accident real class .

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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #343 on: February 15, 2018, 12:04:20 pm »
WOMEN'S NOTEBOOK: MURPHY SET TO RETURN FOR STONY BROOK
https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/college/women/womens-notebook-murphy-set-to-return-for-stony-brook

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THE WEEK TO COME
Murphy Returns to Action

No. 2 Stony Brook nearly turned the upset of the year last season, falling by a goal at Maryland to be denied the program’s first NCAA semifinal appearance. The remarkable season was largely done without 100-goal scorer Courtney Murphy, who played in only four games.

Now Murphy is back and she’ll be paired with Kylie Olhmiller, a 78-goal scorer from a year ago. The senior duo and their teammates are set to open their season at No. 5 USC on Friday.


Ranked Matchup to Watch, Part I

No. 5 USC vs. No. 2 Stony Brook (Friday, 10 p.m. ET): The offensive firepower of the Seawolves will face the stellar goalkeeping of USC’s Gussie Johns. Stony Brook holds a 2-1 lead in the series including last season’s 9-7 victory in New York. Friday’s game is being played at Lebard Stadium in Costa Mesa, California, as part of the Orange County Lacrosse Showcase.
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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #344 on: February 15, 2018, 12:22:55 pm »
Women's lax is the only realistic option of SBU having a national champion in any sport for the forseeable future. Should be interesting.