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: 2014
October 31, 2014
30 in 30: Lehigh's Lefty Canadian Quarterback
Lehigh senior attackman Dan Taylor was the leading Canadian scorer in Division I last year, but he's much more than that. Think Peyton Manning.
October 30, 2014
30 in 30: Symptoms of Conference Realignment
The Big Ten ripple effects are plenty. Louisville’s women replaced Maryland in the ACC after a breakout 2014. ALC castoffs Florida and Vanderbilt landed in the Big East. Fairfield’s men may have found the perfect nesting spot in the CAA.
October 29, 2014
30 in 30: Who Starts in Net for Syracuse in '15?
Will onetime top recruit Bobby Wardwell take the full-time reigns as a senior, or will JUCO transfer and Iroquois Nationals star Warren Hill stake his claim at the No. 1 spot in net for the Orange?
October 28, 2014
30 in 30: Salisbury Builds With "Nestor's Boot Camp"
The recent run of Salisbury's women is built upon one of the toughest fall programs around, and with coach Jim Nestor no longer coaching soccer, life hasn't gotten any easier for the Sea Gulls, or their spring opponents.
October 24, 2014
30 in 30: Lindenwood Thriving as DII's "Outliers"
Far from the base of the sport in Missouri, Lindnwood made the NCAA semifinals in women's DII a year ago and looks to be stronger than ever, despite their 'outlier' status.
October 23, 2014
30 in 30: Loyola's New Lead Dogs Still Play Fast
There's new faces on the field and on the sideline, with a new offensive coordinator, but Loyola's foundation hasn't changed. Play fast and take chances.
October 21, 2014
30 in 30: Is Virginia Back?
The Wahoo women were a surprise semifinalist in 2014, even though they once were considered perennial final four contenders. Seniors Casey Bocklet, Courtney Swan and Morgan Stephens will have Virginia in the running again, but who’s in goal?
October 21, 2014
30 in 30: Is Augustana DIII's Best in the Midwest?
In just its fourth year, Augustana has made a case for already being the best program in the midwest, but faces new challenges with a new coach in 2015.
October 16, 2014
30 in 30: The B1G Time Comes to Lacrosse
Coming in 2015, the Big Ten brings deep pockets and additional TV exposure to college lacrosse on both the men's and women's side.
October 14, 2014
30 in 30: St. Joseph’s “New Era”
St. Joseph’s is not normally on the radar for women’s lacrosse, but new coach Alex Kahoe, a five-time NCAA champion player at Maryland with stints as assistants at five Division I programs over 13 seasons, said she looks forward to “leading them into a new era.”
October 13, 2014
30 in 30: Will Talent-Loaded Denver Strike Gold?
Denver has reached three of the last four final fours, but has left each without a title. With most of its team back from last year, the Pioneers are primed to make a run in 2015.
October 10, 2014
30 in 30: Missy Foote's Farewell Tour at Middlebury
A mainstay in DIII women's lacrosse for over three decades and with over 400 wins, Middlebury coach and Hall of Famer Missy Foote rides off into the sunset after this spring's season.
October 8, 2014
30 in 30: No Team Better Than Bryant Up the Middle
As goalie-faceoff combinations, go nobody has it better than the Bryant Bulldogs with Gunnar Waldt and Kevin Massa both returning.
October 8, 2014
30 in 30: Blue Jays Flying Solo
It would make sense for the Johns Hopkins women to wind up in the Big Ten as an affiliate member, like the men. But that won’t be until 2016 at the soonest. Coming off a terrific season, albeit without Taylor D’Amore, the Jays will ride it out as an independent.
October 7, 2014
30 in 30: WWP Events Among Charitable Causes
Whether they’re raising money for cancer research, helping wounded warriors or providing opportunities in the memory of a beloved lacrosse figure, college teams are using fall ball to support worthwhile endeavors.
October 6, 2014
30 in 30: Who are Way Early Men's Tewaaraton Picks?
Lyle Thompson leads the pack, but who is next in line to challenge the reigning co-Tewaaraton Award winner for glory this season. Corey McLaughlin takes a look at the way early race.
October 6, 2014
30 in 30: Who are the Way Early Tewaaraton Candidates?
Four of five Tewaaraton finalists return for the 2015 season. Will Maryland junior midfielder Taylor Cummings take home the hardware again?
October 5, 2014
Notes on Loyola, Princeton, More at Play for Parkinson's
Fall ball got into full swing over the weekend. Loyola, Princeton, Towson and Air Force squared off round-robin-style at the Play for Parkinson's charity event just outside Washington, D.C.
October 2, 2014
30 in 30: Wood, Mercy Eyeing Bigger Prizes
Despite leading Division II in points and points per game, Mercy's Jesse Wood was ignored by the All-American committee. The numbers may not be the same, but Wood and the Mavericks are planning on having a season that cannot be ignored.
October 2, 2014
30 in 30: Coaching Carousel Movement in Small College
Major moves - like Adelphi's Rob Grella resigning shortly after taking Adelphi to the Women's DII title - littered the off-season in small college lacrosse.
October 1, 2014
30 in 30: Taylor Cummings’ Kryptonite?
There has to be something, right? Or will Maryland’s wonder woman will the Terps to yet another NCAA title?
September 30, 2014
30 in 30: Thompson's New Supporting Cast at Albany
Brother Miles and cousin Ty were seniors last season, leaving Albany to rebuild its offense around co-Tewaaraton Award winner Lyle Thompson for his own senior season. There are pieces in place for more success.
September 26, 2014
30 in 30: Post Preparing for Post-Sileo Life
Jackie Sileo will be on the sidelines for LIU Post this season rather than the field, where she re-wrote the NCAA record book for the Pioneers
September 25, 2014
30 in 30: Now or Never for Boston College?
With All-Americans Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick entering their senior seasons, it is now or never for them to accomplish what they set their sights on when they first stepped on the field as Boston College Eagles.
September 23, 2014
30 in 30: UMass Lowell Looks North for Talent
Believe it or not, there's still some untapped talent in Canada. Ed Stephenson, the architect at Binghamton in 2001, hopes five Canadians and six transfers will give his latest startup a leg up.
September 22, 2014
30 in 30: What Will Breakout Stars do for Encore?
Stars like Duke's Myles Jones, Notre Dame's Sergio Perkovic and Maryland's Megan Douty emerged on the sport's biggest stage last season. How will they follow-up?
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