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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2016, 10:57:13 am »
Inside Lacrosse had Stony Brooks defense ranked 10 overall in D1.   They mention Reh is one of the best shorties in the nation, Curry as a top LSM, even thought he might play down low and Randell is a shut down defender.   Gotta think having Oliveri in the cage help the rankings.   

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« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2016, 11:43:01 am »
do you have a link for that IL ranking?
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« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2016, 01:42:58 pm »
do you have a link for that IL ranking?
I saw it in the mag.  Not sure it's posted online yet.   They had SB ranked 23rd overall which is a bit low for this homer.   

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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2016, 02:12:33 pm »
ahh I see.

I somehow doubt our D (though likely to improve this year!) is ranked 10.  with that said, I also agree that 23 is too low overall.  we have some early tough tests that should all be close games.  SJU, brown, Fairfield, Hof, UA.

RuTgers might be a different look without Nardella and Alleyne, but then again, we always have a close one with the knights.

out of those 6, if we can win 3-4, we make an argument for top 20.  losing to SHU or BC will sink us.

I really have a feeling that the writers/rankers don't really see the teams play, they just look at the rosters and the preseason honors and go off that.  they see what makes a splash.  like a transfer goalie who made waves in HS.  or a successful HS coach joining as a volunteer defensive asst.

I say this because I don't believe our defense- which is returning everyone- is really top ten considering it was ranked 48th in GPG (nearly 11) against a weaker schedule.  hope im wrong.  but we gave up 13 to Binghamton and needed OT to beat them- at home no less- to sneak into the AE tournament.
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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2016, 09:12:27 am »
balt sun AE preview: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse-blog/bal-america-east-mens-lacrosse-outlook-for-2016-20160114-story.html

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Team on top: Many experts like Albany to capture its fourth straight America East regular-season and tournament championships, but Stony Brook might stand in the way. The Seawolves return eight starters from last season’s team that went 5-1 in the conference. The offense will miss graduate Mike Rooney (48 goals and 63 assists), but does welcome back five starters including its entire midfield of seniors Challen Rogers (30 G, 23 A) and Chris Hughes (17 G, 14 A) and junior Alex Corpolongo (23 G, 6 A). Stony Brook last qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2012.
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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2016, 11:55:26 am »
more ink: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/2016-face-off-yearbook-di-player-of-the-year-watch/33572/2

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Honorable Mention
Challen Rogers, M, Sr., Stony Brook
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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2016, 11:51:34 am »
MLL draft discussion: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/mll-draft-2016-position-primer-part-ii-attackmen-and-offensive-midfielders/33703

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Challen Rogers, M, Stony Brook
Why do you have to be from Western Canada, Challen Rogers? Why? Why are you the Jesse King of this draft? It’s so upsetting to know that only one team is going to take you and they already have a ton of Canadians! You can play D! You can create your shot! You’re tough and get under your opponents skin! Why can’t I watch you play in MLL every game this season? Every team could use you! It’s so frustrating. Can the league get an airline sponsorship and get some of these Western Canucks on rosters? Anyone have a rich uncle? It’s driving me mad! Can we talk about someone else please? Fare thee well, sweet, angry and promising Canadian Prince. -KD

Brody Eastwood, A, Stony Brook
The first thing you need to know about Brody Eastwood is that he scored 62 goals on 97 shots last season. Those numbers are already borderline nonsensical on their own, but how about some perspective to go with them? Eastwood’s 64% shooting (his average over three seasons is 61%) was the best in the nation; the second place guy, Army’s Connor Cook, shot 49%. Not impressive enough? How about this: Eastwood’s 62 goals were second most in the nation. The leading goal-scorer, Albany’s Connor fields, scored four more goals by taking 65 more shots. The man makes Hawkeye look like Hans Moleman, but based on discussions with MLL coaches, it may not be enough for non-Outlaws to pull the trigger. Why? You guessed it; he’s a box star from Victoria, B.C. Assuming he heads home after graduation, arranging that travel on a regular basis is an awful lot to ask of an East Coast franchise (not to mention the NLL conflict potentially looming in his future). Granted it varies day to day, but last I made it up, the conversion rate is something like one goal American equals about 2.3 goals Western Canadian; it’s not fair to poor Brody, but to a GM with severely limited resources, the 25-goal guy from the next town over sounds like the much better play. -CR
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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2016, 09:51:50 pm »
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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2016, 09:55:36 pm »
and it looks like the seawolf logo is back- instead of the interlocking SB:



http://m.stonybrookathletics.com/m/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/012016aab.html
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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2016, 11:52:25 am »
Kyle's Top 50 (plus four) players available in the MLL Collegiate Draft.
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/mll-draft-2016-devitte-s-top-50-players-available/33709

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11. Challen Rogers, M, Stony Brook

The B.C. native is earmarked for success in Orange and Black; hopefully he has a chance to play meaningful minutes in MLL this summer.

19. Brody Eastwood, A, Stony Brook

Do you love goals? The Seawolf wants to return your affection. Go ahead, make Eastwood’s day. By picking him…or getting off of his lawn.

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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2016, 11:57:01 am »
AE discussion from IL:
http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/2016-best-case-worst-case-america-east-teams/33702

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Stony Brook
13-5 (5-1)

Returning Leaders

Brody Eastwood (62, 6)
Challen Rogers (30, 23)
Alex Corpolongo (23, 6)
Face-Offs

Jay Lindsay (143-of-257, .556)
Goalie

Hayden Johnstone (12.28, .416)
Zach Oliveri (UMass transfer, 9.49, .532)
Best Case: Taking Over the America East

Stony Brook has just been a step behind the Great Danes the past few seasons in terms of America East supremacy. This season, ranked No. 23, returning eight starters and with lots of positive momentum, is as good as any to knock off the top dogs. If Eastwood and senior Matt Schultz (16, 18) stay healthy and the speed of junior Ryan Bitzer (13, 8 ) frees them up, it's a formidable attack unit. Add in spectacular midfielder Challen Rogers (30, 23), and they will outscore many teams. Defensively, the goal is for Zach Oliveri to backstop an improved unit, along with sophomore Ben Randall continuing his progression and d-mid Jeff Reh keying transition.

Worst Case: More of the Same

The Seawolves will surely compete for the America East title, but can they get over that Albany hump? It'd hurt to fall just short yet again. Even if they have more or fewer key non-conference wins as last year, the only thing that matters is winning the America East title. The offense will be good enough, and on paper the defense is ready. If the D isn't better than 48th in the nation, though, that's a problem.




over at UA, faceoff mid connor Russell is rehabbing a knee and oakes is supposed to return (?).  those are two of the bigger names over there.  of course, there's fields and riorden.
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Re: SB Lacrosse 2016 Season
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2016, 12:03:19 pm »
http://laxmagazine.com/mll/2015-16/news/01212016_by_the_numbers_major_league_lacrosse_team_needs_and_who_could_help

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Three Terps (Pat Young, Bryan Cole and Henry West) are surely at the top of head coach Brian Reese and president Dave Cottle's draft board. The most intriguing option, if he were to slip to the 11th overall pick, would be Challen Rogers (Stony Brook). The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Canadian buried 30 goals and dished out 23 assists while shooting 45.5% percent as a junior.
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