Courtesy of Inside Lacrosse
8:49 PM EST, February 28, 2013
Princeton's Forest Sonnenfeldt will miss the season after an ankle injury that required surgery, a team spokesman said. The attackman had 17 goals and six assists as a junior in 2012. In addition, junior attackman Will Himler and junior defenseman Rob Posniewski did not play against Hofstra on Saturday. Both were hurt but are not expected to miss significant time.
Senior attackman Luke Armour and sophomore attackman Brendan DeTommaso also did not play against Hofstra. They are not injured, the spokesman said.
Mike MacDonald, Jeff Froccaro and Ryan Ambler started at attack for the Tigers last weekend.
•Virginia midfielder Chris LaPierre is still day-to-day in advance of Friday's matchup with Syracuse, a Virginia spokesman said Wednesday afternoon.
He added that there was a desire to get LaPierre some playing time in the Cavaliers' 18-11 win over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday night, but when rain forced the game to be moved from Klockner Stadium to University Hall Turf Field, those plans were cut short.
LaPierre sprained his posterior cruciate ligament in the Cavaliers' first preseason practice. He played sparingly in Virginia's opening game against Drexel, picking up two ground balls and taking two shots, but has not played since.
•Lehigh goalie Matt Poillon is considered day-to-day, according to a team spokesman. Per athletic department policy, the school did not comment on the nature of the injury.
The sophomore left Saturday's 18-10 loss to Denver with an injury with just under seven minutes left in the game. He did not play against Air Force, and the Falcons handed the Mountain Hawks their second loss of the weekend.
Steve Brodeur started Sunday's game, giving up nine goals with four saves in 25 minutes of play. He was spelled by Griffin Farha, who allowed six goals on six saves. Brodeur is a highly touted freshman out of Wallingford, Pa., ranked the No. 13 incoming goalie by Inside Lacrosse, and was pinpointed by coach Kevin Cassese in the fall as having a strong start and pushing Poillon as a backup.
The Mountain Hawks have Virginia Military Institute on Saturday, then an in-state matchup against Penn on Tuesday night.
•Two of the nation's best Division III stars have yet to make their first appearances of the season. Joe Lisicky, a senior defenseman from Lynchburg who was the Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Player of the Year has been out out with a foot injury.
Stevenson sophomore attackman Stephen Banick, a preseason second-team All-American, is dealing with a leg injury from May.
•Loyola sophomore Alex Roesner has committed to the admissions process at Penn. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound attackman played varsity as a freshman for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association runner-up. He is a member of Looney's Lacrosse Club and a two-time Most Valuable Player of the championship game in the Dick's Tournament of Champions. Roesner strongly also considered Michigan, Ohio State, Princeton, Villanova and Fairfield.
•Landon junior attackman Zac Buller has orally committed to Jacksonville. Buller plays club for Virginia Lacrosse Club and has attended Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip the past two summers. A member of Landon's Interstate Athletic Conference championship team, he also plays football and runs track and field for the Bears. Buller also considered Bryant, High Point, Notre Dame, Penn, St. Joseph's and Villanova.
•DeMatha junior attackman Steven Partlow has orally committed to Jacksonville. The 5-11, 160-pound left-hander led his teams in goals and points as a sophomore, scoring a hat trick against St. Mary's Ryken to advance to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship.
•After a successful debut, the Shootout For Soldiers event will return to the Baltimore area June 13.
The event, which will be held at McDonogh, raised more than $120,000 and brought together more than 1,000 players for a 24-hour lacrosse game last year. The event raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
In last year's game the Stripes team beat Stars, 192-173, in the 24-hour game. The Stripes team received coaching support from Johns Hopkins alum and Major League Lacrosse great Paul Rabil.
"It is encouraging to see this event continue to grow in support of our nation's wounded warriors," former Navy coach and current Furman coach Richie Meade said of the event.
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