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UAFAN

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  1. 1st: THANK YOU SENIORS!

    2nd: I F'IN HATE Syracuse!!! Any chance Onondaga Lake overflows and wipes out the University?

     

    Other thoughts:

     

    Ornstein did a phenomenal job! I'd say less than half the FOs he lost were won outright by Williams. We "won" a few where the ball was checked out of our sticks. The experience he gained this year and the incoming kid will put us in good shape for next year. 2 losses were due to violations and I'm pretty sure Wiliams flinched first on one of them.

    The D played very well, I think the offense was problematic. Some very poor shots and untimely turnovers.

    The D did had some lapses, but that has to be expected. 21-21 on clears. D is also young. Reh & Simms are going to be Juniors and Dluhy will be a Soph.

    No extra man opportunities was crazy, not sure how they missed the blow to Fields' head.

     

    We got screwed by the committee. This is the same problems "mid majors" have in basketball. We can't just say oh we'll play in the ACC next year. Schedules are made in advance and we cant help if Harvard, Drexel & Cornell were poor this year. Also, we can't schedule our entire OOC games against lax powerhouses. If they would schedule us, they would all be on the road. Coaches should not be on the selection committee. I'd like to add Army and a BIG10 team.

     

    We will be very good again next season. Goalie is the huge unknown. Also, remember this was our first year with a new offense. All the new coaches should help us as well, just need to take care of business! There will always be a talent differential until we move up in league and have better facilities (i.e. field house, locker rooms, offices). 16 years D1 lax vs. 100 years (cuse). Have to play near perfect game to win.

     

    Fields could have easily been a Tewaaraton finalist. Molloy will win, just hoping he doesn't break Lyle's record. Fields should be a finalist next year.

     

    Still a great year and I very much enjoyed watching!

  2. thompsonbrotherslacrosseWe’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of a new series, The Medicine Game: Four Brothers, One Dream. This four-part short film series is a sequel to the original feature length film released in 2014, @themedicinegame focused on older brothers @jeremy74thompson and @hiana22thompson This series will go in depth into the lives of @miles74thompson and @lyle4thompson and their rise to the pinnacle of the lacrosse world.

    The first episode of the series will go live this weekend, and each week a new episode will debut.

    For a sneak peak at the series, check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/GKk1sHtre3E

  3. 2016 McEwen Face-Off Ratings: Week 12 — Albany's Ornstein Will Be Pivotal

     

    Albany is good enough at both ends of the field that he doesn't need to carry them, but getting them to over 40% against an elite face-off guy would go a long ways toward helping the Danes make an NCAA Championship Weekend appearance.

     

    Sector SPDRs May Madness: Previewing the Conference Tournaments America East: Can Stony Brook beat Albany?

    Albany’s place in the NCAA Tournament field seems secure. Can Stony Brook topple the Danes and earn a spot of its own?

    Albany has won 28 straight games in America East play and is clicking on all cylinders. The Danes had a fairly easy win against Stony Brook back in mid-March; it won't be easy for the Sea Wolves, especially with the confidence Albany is playing with right now.

    What is this mentality like for Albany compared to last year’s? There was never any doubt they had the best player on the field when Lyle Thompson was wearing the Purple and Gold. You could argue they still do in Blaze Riorden — but having a standout player who can stop the other team, vs. having a weapon to attack is a different mentality. But rising into the Top 5 (something that never happened with the Thompsons), beating Yale and getting to this point in the post-Thompson era has to have the Danes brimming with confidence. It’s easy to look at a near-upset by UMBC as a letdown, but it’s games like those that average teams will let go and very good teams pull out. This year’s Danes are anything but average.

    Don’t Sleep On: Vermont

    The Catamounts are 8-7 and back in the tournament for the second straight year. Eight wins is their most since 2006.

    Ian MacKay is an easy place to start when looking for the possible upset. He has the sixth longest streak in DI (points in 44 games). He’s third in the America East in points per game (4.36), and the Catamounts’ are seventh in assists per game (7.93). In the semifinal against Stony Brook, there could be some offensive fireworks with these guys on the field.

    But don’t sleep on Jon Kaplan, who was named America East defender of the week with 13 saves against Binghamton.

    Player to watch: Challen Rogers, M, Stony Brook

    ogers is the third Seawolf in the last 15 years to earn four all-conference nods. He's scored 20 goals and tallied a career-high 36 assists. Rogers is fourth in school history in points (202) and second in assists (112). Simply put, he’s one of the best midfielders in Division I lacrosse, and he would be a household name if he were on ESPNU a bit more.

    — Matt Kinnear

  4. DI Men's Player of the Year Watch, May 5

    6. Connor Fields, A, So., Albany (39G, 29A in 14 games)

    Third in DI in points per game, Fields has proved to be the dual-threat maestro he was projected to be after a remarkable freshman season running alongside Lyle Thompson. He deserves even more credit than one might notice at first glance because, while senior Seth Oakes is a known quantity as a goal-scoring machine alongside him, Fields is conducting an offense with a variety of scoring options, but without a third all-the-time consistent presence, especially at the midfield. There are offensive coaches who’d argue it’s more difficult to put the ball on five or six guys’ sticks over the course of a game, not knowing who’s going to be hot that day, than working to get it to one or two.

  5. AE Awards http://www.ualbanysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=210932316&DB_OEM_ID=15800

     

    Scott Marr Coach of the Year, Blaze Defensive POY

     

    First Team: Fields,, Oakes,, SIms,, Riorden, Troy Reh

    Second Team: Maloney

    Rookie Team: Burgmaster, Dluhy, Ornstein

    Academic Team: Burdette, Fields, Maloney, McClancy

    Fields got screwed out of Offensive POY.

     

    POINTS PER GAME GP Goals Assists Points Avg/G 1. Connor Fields-ALBANY 6 23 9 32 5.33 2. Nate Lewnes-UMBC 6 25 5 30 5.00 3. Ian Mackay-VERMONT 6 17 12 29 4.83 4. Matt Schultz-SBU 6 19 7 26 4.33
  6. With eight points tonight, Connor Fields now has 150 career points off 102 goals and 48 assists. In 31 games.

    Can be in top 10 for Career Points (#10: 162), Goals (#10: 105) and Assists (#10: 57) by end of Soph year. Miles Career record of 189 goals also ahead. An extremely talented player!

    CAREER POINTS

    1. Lyle Thompson 2012-15 400 (NCAA DI Record)

    2. Miles Thompson 2011-14 293

    3. Merrick Thomson 2004-07 244

    4. Frank Resetarits 2004-07 241

    5. Luke Daquino 2002-05 234

    6. Cort Kim 1989-92 218

    7. Blake Kim 1989-92 206

    8. Ty Thompson 2011-14 195

    9. Dave Cerny 1983-86 185

    10. Brian Caufield 2008-11 162

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