From Inside Lacrosse magazine
12:06 AM EDT, May 4, 2012
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Cornell University men's coach and Maryland player Richie Moran as the recipient of the Spirit of Tewaaraton Award. Moran will be honored at the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on May 31 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. The Spirit of Tewaaraton Award is presented to an individual involved in the sport of lacrosse who nobly reflects the virtues of the Tewaaraton Award and its mission, and who, over the course of his or her life, has made a significant contribution to society and the lives of others.
•Class of 2014 long-stick midfielder Patrick Conroy has switched his commitment from Maryland to Towson. The Dallastown (Pa.) student is a member member of MadLax and will join his club teammate Mike Lowe at Towson. He made the switch to the Tigers after deciding against doing a postgraduate year before enrolling at College Park. Conroy has been a standout at Jake Reed's Blue Chip in the past.
•Sam Beazell, a class of 2013 goalie for St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), has orally committed to Loyola. Beazell helped lead his team to a title at Brine Shootout, and he impressed at Jake Reed's Blue Chip the past two summers. He has represented the Washington area the past two years at the Adidas/Brine All-American Classic as well. An All-State performer last spring, Beazell strongly considered Denver and Washington College.
Notre Dame women's sophomore attacker Lindsey Powell, the team's leading scorer with 44 goals, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament this week in practice and will miss the rest of the season.
"We're obviously disappointed and the team is sad to see this happen, but we've relied on the strength of this team all season, have developed players over the course of the season and are deep on offense," coach Christine Halfpenny said.
Siena's Brian Neufeld is in elite company, with Virginia's Steele Stanwick (Loyola), Virginia's Rob Pannell and Denver's Mark Matthews, as the only Division I players with at least 200 career points. Neufeld said he would trade in all of his points if he can lead Siena to at least one NCAA tournament win. The Saints bowed to Syracuse in 2009 and 2011, and Neufeld would like one more shot. Siena plays Marist on Friday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament with an automatic qualifier on the line.
"The 238 points means a lot,'' Neufeld said, "but winning the conference championship and getting to play in the NCAA tournament definitely means more. If it means scoring that many points to do it, I'll do it but I would rather play in the big games than get all the big points. I would like to advance past the first game in the NCAA tournament. That's what I have been striving for this year.''
•Double duty is common in Major League Lacrosse. Last weekend, Stony Brook women's coach Joe Spallina coached the Seawolves to a win at 1 p.m. before facing the Chesapeake Bayhawks at 7 p.m. as coach of MLL's Long Island Lizards. Hamilton Nationals coach Regy Thorpe and assistant Gary Gait serve as coaches for the Syracuse women's team. If the Orange is still in postseason play Saturday, former Syracuse All-American Ric Beardsley will take the sidelines for the Nationals against the Denver Outlaws.
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