College lacrosse's autumnal awakening is here — a reminder that the real season is only a few months away. So as the clocks fall back, we're springing forward with 30 fall ball topics in 30 days. Check 'em out and check back to LaxMagazine.com for more.
30 in 30
October 20, 2015
30 in 30: Bold Predictions for the 2016 Season
With our 30 in 30 fall ball series coming to an end, we finish with some predictions to chew on and hold you over until the start of the 2016 season.
October 19, 2015
30 in 30: Redshirts Allow Syracuse to Reload, Not Rebuild
Syracuse's fall roster features 23 players who have redshirted or will redshirt in 2016 — a tactic that allows them an extra year to develop while the team avoids sweeping losses due to graduation.
October 16, 2015
30 in 30: The Pursuit of Denver Starts in the Big East
Denver's presence in the Big East has raised the bar for everyone else in the conference even before the Pioneers won the national title. Now it's even higher.
October 15, 2015
30 in 30: Is Spallina's Next Act Stony Brook's Next Step?
After coaching Stony Brook to 18 wins, the Lizards to MLL's Steinfeld Cup and his son's youth team to a nationally televised championship, what can Joe Spallina do in 2016 to top it all?
October 13, 2015
30 in 30: UNC Reloads As Maryland’s No. 1 Contender
Since Maryland returned to dynasty mode, no team has more consistently threatened to overthrow the Terps as much as North Carolina. Can UNC keep the Terps away from a three-peat?
October 12, 2015
30 in 30: Is Virginia This Year's Sleeping Giant?
An injury-beset Virginia went winless in the ACC and was bumped in the NCAA's first round last year. Now healthy, the Cavaliers are looking to get back to form among the championship contenders.
October 10, 2015
30 in 30: Who's Due For a Breakthrough in 2016?
We know who the top returning players and teams are, but who else is ready to break into that conversation in 2016?
October 8, 2015
30 in 30: Key Transfer Bolsters Lasota's Encore
Selena Lasota won’t catch anyone by surprise as a sophomore, especially not after leading Canada’s U19 team to a gold medal in Scotland. Team BC and Canada teammate Danita Stroup now joins her at Northwestern. Can the duo carry the Wildcats back to the final four?
October 7, 2015
30 in 30: College Teams Use Fall Ball to Give Back
Long a staple of the fall lacrosse calendar, charity events have become a key aspect of many teams' schedules, giving back to a variety of causes.
October 6, 2015
30 in 30: Notre Dame Downplays Team of Destiny Talk
Notre Dame knows the expectations. Matt Kavanagh, Matt Landis and Sergio Perkovic have the Irish primed to win their first NCAA title after several near misses. But they refuse to get caught looking too far ahead.
October 5, 2015
30 in 30: A Coaching Change, but also Continuity at Lock Haven
When Lindsay Reese took the field at Lock Haven for her first official practice Monday there was of course a bit of learning curve, she’s still learning her players’ names, but the on-field product didn't need much work.
October 2, 2015
30 in 30: Huntsville Breaks D-II Ground in Alabama
Alabama can be an intriguing place for those who have never been there. Alabama-Huntsville comes online this spring in hopes of making D-II lacrosse a staple in the state.
October 1, 2015
30 in 30: New NCAA Women's Rules at Play in 2016
With all the excitement surrounding the shot clock, it doesn't go into effect until 2017 for DI and 2018 for DII and DIII. But there are more than 10 new rule changes that affect the 2016 season. Clarifications are made and coaches give their feedback.
September 30, 2015
30 in 30: Army Preps for Inaugural Season Under Waagbo
With more women moving toward combat and special forces, Army will look toward its new lacrosse team for the next wave of leaders. Kristen Waagbo's squad will approach the 2016 season as a learning process.
September 29, 2015
30 in 30: Geppi-Aikens' Legacy Lives On Through Tucker
Hopkins coach Janine Tucker remains true to the promises to help grow the game that she made to her friend and mentor Diane Geppi-Aikens. Tucker now mentors scholastic and college coaches across all divisions.
September 25, 2015
30 in 30: Livesay Back at Home in Middlebury
Kate Livesay won a NCAA championship as a coach at Trinity, but she's back at home at Middlebury where she won two NCAA championships as a player.
September 24, 2015
30 in 30: Rowan Brings Winning Pedigree to Wagner
Rookie coach Katie Rowan inherits a Wagner team that features one of the nation's most disruptive midfielders and was on the doorstep of the NCAA tournament. Look out for the Seahawks.
September 23, 2015
30 in 30: Patriot League Pandemonium to Continue?
A wild 2015 saw league preseason faves Loyola and Lehigh finish under .500, regular-season champ Navy upset in the league semifinals and finally Colgate winning the league. What will 2016 bring in the Patriot League?
September 22, 2015
30 in 30: Endicott's Hagarty Comfortable in the Shadow
Sean Quirk built the powerful Endicott program from scratch, but now he's hung up the whistle. Despite the long shadow cast by his predecessor, Eric Hagarty is ready to lead the Gulls.
September 21, 2015
30 in 30: USC's Northwestern-Like Trajectory
With Wildcat legend Lindsey Munday leading the way, the Trojans are on a similar course as when Northwestern restarted its program in 2002. It’s not to say the Trojans will win the NCAA title in year four, but who’s to say they can’t?
September 18, 2015
30 in 30: Limestone's Persistent Attack Platoon
Last year, the Saints ran four attackmen in five minute rotations and it paid off in a nation title. They're going to do it again -- and perhaps expand the platoon -- in '16. Can it work again?
September 17, 2015
30 in 30: Brown Brings Back the Big Guns
Brown gave college lacrosse a case of whiplash with an uninhibited offensive philosophy that drew all sorts of attention and has the Bears positioned as Ivy League favorites heading into 2016.
September 16, 2015
30 in 30: Franklin & Marshall's Road Back to the Top
F&M made it back to the final four a year ahead of schedule. And with most of his junior class studying abroad this fall, coach Mike Faith will get a good look at the reinforcements — with an eye on the Dips' first NCAA title since 2009.
September 15, 2015
30 in 30: Kay Train's Last Stop
Arguably the best attacker in the women's college game today, Kayla Treanor enters her senior season at Syracuse after joining forces with Halle Majorana behind the cage. Plus, Treanor's career has been on a similar trajectory to that of Maryland's Taylor Cummings.
September 14, 2015
30 in 30: Life Without Lyle Begins at Albany
For Albany, life without Lyle Thompson begins with Blaze Riorden, the goalie made famous for his end-to-end rumble in the NCAA tournament. "He's our best player," Albany coach Scott Marr said.
September 11, 2015
30 in 30: How Florida Southern Brings the Heat
With a recruiting model that alternates developing elite offenses and defenses, new South Region juggernaut Florida Southern hopes to return to the NCAA tournament behind a stout back line.
September 10, 2015
30 in 30: New Digs and New Gigs
Lacrosse Magazine recaps a busy offseason of player transfers and coaching moves — who to watch this fall and how they could influence the college lacrosse landscape next spring.
September 9, 2015
30 in 30: Amherst's Moroney All About One Dimension
He's made his name dishing the ball, earning Amherst's Quinn Moroney an unwarranted label. If Moroney does have only one dimension, it's all about winning.
September 8, 2015
30 in 30: Jones, Kavanagh Top Way Early Tewaaraton Watch
It's never too early to handicap the Tewaaraton Award race, right? As fall ball begins, let's a took a look at the best players in the country, led by Duke's Myles Jones and Notre Dame's Matt Kavanagh.
September 7, 2015
30 in 30: Who are the Way Early Tewaaraton Candidates?
To kick off our 30 in 30 fall ball series, let's take a look at the top female candidates for the Tewaaraton Award. Could Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings become the first three-time recipient?
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