In his 2015 debut since transferring from Maryland, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound midfielder recorded eight points on three goals and five assists in top-ranked Denver¿s 17-13 victory against then-No. 3 and three-time reigning NCAA champion Duke on Saturday at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
It's been a busy offseason for the Maryland lacrosse program. In addition to offensive coordinator Ryan Moran's departure for the same position at Loyola Maryland, the Terps lost rising sophomore attackman Connor Cannizzaro to Denver.
A Maryland athletics department official confirmed Tuesday that attackman Connor Cannizzaro, who earned Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year honors this past spring, has transferred to Denver.
At 5 feet 8, 170 pounds, Notre Dame's Matt Kavanagh was one of the smallest players on the field Saturday in his team's semifinal matchup with No. 7 seed Maryland, which has the nation's top-ranked scoring defense. But the sophomore attackman's stats from the game showed just how big he can be.
"A couple more nights in the greatest city in the world." Those were the words shouted by a Duke player in an M&T Bank Stadium tunnel moments after the Blue Devils' 15-12 victory over Denver in Saturday's NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four matchup.
Johns Hopkins and Duke had a week to prepare for Sunday's NCAA quarterfinal matchup at Delaware Stadium. But for Duke midfielder Myles Jones and Hopkins defensemen Michael Pellegrino, whether they knew it or not, their preparation began seven years ago as freshman high schoolers playing on Long Island.
Loyola Maryland punched its ticket to the second round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament with a 10-4 win over Massachusetts (18-2) on Friday night, pulling away by scoring six of the game's seven second-half goals.
The Towson men's lacrosse team saw its three-goal lead evaporate in the fourth quarter and had to force overtime, eventually losing, 11-10, to host No. 14 Drexel in a Colonial Athletic Association semifinal Thursday.
Midfielder Billy Ward scored the game-winner in the second overtime period as host No. 8 Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat No. 4 North Carolina, 11-10, on Saturday, ending the Tar Heels' four-game winning streak.
Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (South River) recorded career highs in goals (six) and points (eight) and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) added a career-best five goals as UMBC defeated Mount St. Mary's, 17-7, in men's lacrosse.
Junior midfielder Kelly McPartland's three goals and two assists led the way for No. 2 Maryland, which led throughout the second half en route to a 12-10 win over host No. 3 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Monday night.