Welcome to fall ball, where teams dust off their sticks and get the work underway for a new season. We'll be answering the pressing questions through the full spectrum of NCAA lacrosse over the next 30 week days, using the action this fall to look forward to the spring and 2014 NCAA season.
Check back each day for more informative content from the staff of Lacrosse Magazine!
30 in 30: 2013
November 1, 2013
30 in 30: Albion's Goals Are Still In Sight
Simply talking about championships of any kind in the program's fifth year of existence is a confirmation that the path laid by Jake DeCola for the Britons was sage.
October 31, 2013
30 in 30: Can Saint Anselm Kick It Up a Notch?
Saint Anselm has long been that team listed by other Northeast-10 members in an effort to convey just how stacked the league really is.
October 30, 2013
30 in 30: Lawson Is Talking Up Wingate's Future
Bulldog head coach Mike Lawson doesn't talk much about the past, but what lies ahead for Wingate has him excited.
October 29, 2013
30 in 30: Early Tewaaraton Women's Candidates?
Clare Lochary takes a look at the Tewaaraton women's field as fall ball comes to an end. Can Syracuse have two finalists this year?
October 28, 2013
30 in 30: Who are Way Early Tewaaraton Candidates?
The season may be three months away, but as fall ball comes to an end, a solid Tewaaraton field is already in place, writes Corey McLaughlin.
October 25, 2013
30 in 30: Christopher Newport Playing Without Fear
Shedding a tiresome coaching approach, the Captains have found the perfect strategy for an up-and-coming program.
October 24, 2013
30 in 30: Sun Rising on Tampa's Inaugural Season
The coaching staff at Tampa’s brand-new women's lacrosse program learned a truism this fall: Freshmen say the darndest things.
October 23, 2013
30 in 30: Can Arabejo Resurrect the NDNU Brand?
It's been tough going for Notre Dame de Namur of late, but Kevin Arabejo is hoping to be a bridge from the Argos' successful past.
October 22, 2013
30 in 30: Can Young Irish Absorb Fall Ball Lessons?
Notre Dame's women took in a touted and large freshman class, which spent fall learning about more than lacrosse from the Irish seniors. Will it pay off?
October 21, 2013
30 in 30: Notre Dame Has Canada on Its Mind
From an intrasquad indoor scrimmage, to pick-up box games, to a visit from the NLL's Minnesota Swarm, Notre Dame is thinking clearly Canadian.
October 18, 2013
30 in 30: Is Kean Ready to Catch Montclair State?
They've been under the thumb of Montclair State in the Skyline for the past five years, but the Cougars are always eyeing their next chance at the Redhawks.
October 17, 2013
30 in 30: Will Coaching Changes Tax Denison?
Denison has had plenty of success in recent years despite coaching turmoil. Will a new regime take the Big Red to the next level?
October 16, 2013
30 in 30: Is Cometti Ready For A Saint Rose Return?
After two years away from the Golden Knights program, Mark Cometti returns to the site of his first foray into the coaching world.
October 15, 2013
30 in 30: Can UNC Avoid Champ's Distractions?
The North Carolina women are enjoying their fall as reigning NCAA champions, but they're getting back to work to make sure to give themselves a chance for the same treatment in 2014.
October 14, 2013
30 in 30: Penn State Motivated to Make More Progress
Penn State has never won a national postseason game in 100 years of the program's existence. Will season No. 101 be the time?
October 11, 2013
30 in 30: Can Eastern Leave No Doubt in 2014?
They didn't find their name among the NCAA tourney participants last spring, but Eastern is using that as fuel for a redemptive 2014.
October 10, 2013
30 in 30: Will NCAA Newbie Lions Make a Splash?
Lindenwood had a great season in its transitional phase in 2013. Now a full NCAA member, can the Lions have an immediate impact this spring?
October 9, 2013
30 in 30: Thornton Starting Changes at Lees-McRae
Lees-McRae has won one of its last 44 contests, but new coach Darry Thornton is hoping to alter the culture of the Bobcats' program.
October 8, 2013
30 in 30: Why is the Women's Goal Circle Crowded?
It used to be that only goalies got to use the area immediately around the cage to do their work. Thanks to a new rule change, defenders are now welcome in the circle too, at least for the fall.
October 7, 2013
30 in 30: Maryland Working in Heralded Freshmen
With almost every spot to fill on offense, it's an important fall of evaluation and transition for John Tillman and company at Maryland.
October 4, 2013
30 in 30: Haefeles Show It's Easy Being Greene
Trevar and Troy Haefele are the best lacrosse players to come out of the tiny burg of Greene, Maine. They haven't missed a beat at Nazareth.
October 3, 2013
30 in 30: Will Engineers' Labor Pay Off in 2014?
The RPI Engineers advanced deeper into the NCAA tournament than ever before in 2013. Will their hard work take them to the next level in the future?
October 2, 2013
30 in 30: Can Delfino Build Another Winner at RWC?
He may not be the most technologically savvy guy, but Rocky Delfino can coach, and he's got Roberts Wesleyan on the cusp of breaking out.
October 1, 2013
30 in 30: How Will Michigan Fare in Year One?
The Michigan Wolverines women's lacrosse team is embarking on its first season, hitting the field against live competition for the first time this past weekend.
September 30, 2013
30 in 30: Evans Getting Used to Wearing 'Cuse's 22
Freshman Jordan Evans acknowledges the pressure of wearing jersey No. 22 at Syracuse, and he isn't running away from the expectations.
September 27, 2013
30 in 30: Dugan Continues Healing in Wheeling
Kevin Dugan has shepherded lacrosse players through the toughest of times in all parts of the world. Nothing changed when he arrived at Wheeling Jesuit.
September 26, 2013
30 in 30: Rollins Lacrosse All About the Experience
After falling in a heart-breaker to Limestone in the NCAA semifinals, Rollins returns looking to get back, but continuing to march to the beat of its own drum.
September 25, 2013
30 in 30: How will Fratzke Era Begin at W&M?
After an All-America career at Towson and a stint coaching at Northwestern that saw two NCAA titles, Hillary Fratzke is in her first fall at William and Mary, looking to shake up the Tribe.
September 24, 2013
30 in 30: Bard Takes A Second Bite of the Apple
Bard had a false start in 2010, but the Raptors are now geared back up to give it another go under the tutelage of Tucker Kear.
September 23, 2013
30 in 30: How Does Duke Build Off National Title?
How does Duke approach the fall after winning a national championship? Same as every Blue Devils team John Danowski has coached. They start with the basics.