Notebook: Cornell's DeLuca declines to comment on Pannell's status
By Courtesy of Inside Lacrosse magazine
Apr 12, 2012 | 8:13 PM
•Cornell coach Ben DeLuca would not comment on the status of injured superstar Rob Pannell after the Big Red's 12-6 win against Syracuse on Tuesday.
Pannell had surgery in early March for a broken bone in his foot. The injury typically sidelines athletes for at least six weeks.
Pannell was on the sidelines in a walking boot, moving slowly but without a noticeable limp during the game. He was not using the cart he had on the sidelines during ESPNU's broadcast against Virginia in theKonica Minolta Face-Off Classic, and he did not use crutches during the game.
•Navy junior defenseman Austin Miller has been practicing and will play Saturday against Army, a Navy spokesperson said. Miller bruised his hip while diving to the end line chasing a ball last Friday against Maryland. He briefly returned in that game but did not play in the fourth quarter.
•Virginia senior faceoff specialist Ryan Benincasa took a hit to the chin against North Carolina on Saturday, but he is OK and will take the first draw against Duke on Friday night, a Virginia spokesperson said. Benincasa went to the sidelines after the hit had to be tended to by trainers and did not return to the game. He went 8-for-15 on faceoffs during the game and was spelled by Mick Parks.
Notre Dame defenseman Kevin Randall did not play last weekend against Providence after he left the Fighting Irish's game against St. John's for extended stretches at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on April 1.
A Notre Dame spokesman said Randall — along with and teammate NickBeattie, who's been out since the Irish's win over Duke in February — is week-to-week, and he did not specify Randall's injury.
Grant Limone, a goalie from Weston (Conn.) High, has orally committed to Loyola. Grant was an All-Star at the Philly Showcase and played at the Maverik Showtime camp as a member of the Bulldog Lacrosse club. He also had a strong showing at the Crab Feast and Tri-State tournaments. Grant is a two-year varsity basketball player and will be a captain next year. He also considered Penn State, Michigan, Denver, Notre Dame, Hofstra and Fairfield.
•Defenseman/long-stick midfielder Chase York of Mercer Island (Wash.) High has orally committed to Loyola. This season, the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder is a starting defenseman for the Mercer Island Islanders. During the 2011 season, he scored 10 goals and scooped up more than 40 ground balls playing LSM. In 2011, York attended Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore Summer and Fall camps, University of Maryland Premiere Camp (All-Star), Yale Bulldog Bash and Champ Camp. He is a former member of the Jr. Stealth box team. York also strongly considered Albany, Dartmouth, UMass, Ohio State, Michigan and North Carolina.
•Boys' Latin fell out of the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 20 Rankings this week after losses to Gonzaga (D.C.) and Calvert Hall. The Cardinals remain at No. 2, Gilman drops a spot to No. 8 and Loyola rises two spots to No. 9.