September 17, 2012

Jac Coyne

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Jac Coyne Archive

October 16, 2015
The Science, Art and Feel of the Lacrosse Timeout
Every coach has a theory and strategy when it comes to the mid-game timeout. How successful are those approaches? Well, we're in a results business.

October 16, 2015
Final Morning Jac: Thanks and Goodbye

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.

September 28, 2015
Morning Jac: Enright's Big Steps to a Ring
Months after being given a 10 percent chance of walking again, Jack Enright did just that on his way to picking up a championship ring from Limestone.

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 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 18, 2015
Northern Exposure: D-II Men Get Realigned in '18
The NCAA Championships Committee has approved a realignment of the regions in men's Division II lacrosse and the North just got a whole lot harder.

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.

August 31, 2015
A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Men's Div. III
The 2015 season is in the books and the '16 campaign is just a concept. That must mean it's time for Jac Coyne's Midsummer Night's Power Rankings, a look at what could be in store for the upcoming season.

August 28, 2015
A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Men's Div. II
It's that of the year again when Jac Coyne crunches the numbers and takes a first look at the 20 teams will be in the hunt during the men's Division II season.

June 5, 2015
Coyne's All-American's: Division II Men
Division II is the most economical of the three NCAA subsets when it comes handing out USILA All-America plaques, but there can only be 12 on Jac Coyne's All-America team.

June 4, 2015
Double Repeats: Final Thoughts on the Small College Season
What a pair of title repeats mandates in the small school ranks along with another look at the committee's efforts and the perils of Division I moving its championship date.

June 2, 2015
Coyne's All-Americans: Division III Men
There were 142 players in Division III who picked up USILA All-American players. They are all certainly strong players, but there can only be 13 on Jac Coyne's All-American team.

June 1, 2015
Early Top 15 for 2016 (MD2): Limestone's to Lose?
If everyone eligible returns for Limestone, Jac Coyne has a tough time seeing anyone standing in the way of a Saints 3-Peat as he asks 15 questions looking forward to '16.

June 1, 2015
Early Top 20 for 2016 (MD3): Jumbo Dynasty Brewing?
With arguably the dominant program of the decade, will it be a disappointment if Tufts can't make it three straight next year? That and 19 more questions headline Jac Coyne's early-look DIII men's ranks.

May 24, 2015
Matchups & Predictions: The Finals
It's the day of the season and just four teams are standing. Who will raise the hardware in Divisions II and III when the dust settles on Sunday. Jac Coyne checks in one last time with predictions for the Big One.

May 24, 2015
Reisman Puts Clamps on Saints' Championship
He "only" won 68 percent of his faceoffs on Sunday, but Limestone's FOGO extraordinaire Kevin Reisman was once again instrumental in winning a championship.

May 23, 2015
Kouldelka Savoring This Trip to Championship Weekend
This isn't Lynchburg coach Steve Koudelka's first trip to the Memorial Day weekend festivities, but it'll certainly be his favorite.

May 22, 2015
Limestone Has Jack Enright in Its Thoughts
The day after Limestone found out that Jack Enright broke his neck, the coach and captains were at bedside of the South Carolina high school player. On Sunday, Enright will be close in the Saints thoughts.

May 21, 2015
Schoenhut Embraces New Role in Tufts Offense
Days prior to last year's championship game, Chris Schoenut was told he'd never play the sport again. The Tufts senior took on a different role, and has helped the Jumbos make a repeat visit.

May 20, 2015
Limestone's Reinholdt Going the Distance This Time
Hampered by a wrist injury, Reid Reinholdt played in just nine games last year, amassing only nine points. This year he has 72 points and will be playing a far bigger role if the Saints repeat.

May 20, 2015
A Healthy O'Brien Brings Smiles for Le Moyne
Dolphin All-American defender Gerald O'Brien has missed the last two postseasons due to injury, but he's healthy this year and ready to bring a smile to the face of Le Moyne fans everywhere.

May 19, 2015
NAIA Moves Step Closer to National Tournament
The NAIA men's lacrosse coaches have submitted paperwork to start the process of establishing a National Invitational Tournament, which is one step away from full championship status.

May 19, 2015
Lynchburg's Stewart Profiting From the Lonely Hours
Two years ago, Lynchburg junior Austin Stewart was an undeveloped and inexperienced crease attackman. Now he's the prolific goal-scorer in Division III history, thanks mostly to effort outside of the limelight.

May 18, 2015
Div. II Semifinals Recap: Hello, Old Friends
They met in the 2004 national championship game and plenty of times since then. Now Le Moyne and Limestone will meet again for all the marbles after winning their semifinal contests last weekend.

May 18, 2015
Div. III Semis Recap: Lynchburg's Rally for the Ages
Both Lynchburg and Tufts found themselves trailing early on in their semifinal contests, but both managed to pull off large comebacks to advance to Sunday's championship game.

May 16, 2015
Rogers' Overtime Strike Sends Le Moyne to Philly
Brian Rogers' fourth goal of the game was the one that sent Le Moyne to Philadelphia, as the Dolphins edged Merrimack in overtime.

May 15, 2015
Division II Semifinal Matchups & Predictions
Philadelphia is so close for these four teams, they are already dreaming of running up the steps like Rocky. Who will play for the belt next weekend and who will get knocked out?

May 15, 2015
Division III Semifinal Matchups & Predictions
Philadelphia was a symbol on Selection Sunday. Now it's far more tangible as four Division III teams stand a step away from a shot a immortality. Who will we see next Sunday?

May 14, 2015
Div. III Quarterfinals Recap: Something Old & New
Wednesday's Division III quarterfinals have spawned a pair of contrasting semifinal matchups. How did we get here?

May 12, 2015
Division III Quarterfinal Matchups & Predictions
The 32 original teams have been pared to eight, leaving us with three undefeated teams, three programs that have won 11 of the last 12 national champions and a couple of rising stars. Who advances?

May 11, 2015
D-II Quarterfinal Recap: The Power of Depth
Both Limestone and Le Moyne used their stacked rosters to grind down Saturday's opponents in the quarterfinals, and attrition was even a factor in Merrimack's win.

May 11, 2015
D-III Second Round Recap: A Bridge Too Far
An accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge kept Salisbury on a bus for seven hours, but it couldn't prevent the Sea Gulls from advancing to the quarterfinals. Plus, the elephants march on and the NESCAC finds its finalists.

May 8, 2015
Matchups & Predictions: Division II Quarterfinals
Lindenwood's admission to the NCAA Division II tourney was a victory in its own right, but now the Lions must focus on the game at hand. They shouldn't expect Limestone to be merciful.

May 8, 2015
Matchups & Predictions: Division III Second Round
We've had our three days of rest, so now it's time to slice the Division III field down to eight teams on Saturday. Who is on pace to enter the quarterfinals?

May 7, 2015
Division III First Round Recap: Awfully Chalky
It was a Wednesday for the favorites in the Division III men's first round, as 13 of the 16 home seeds advanced to the second round.

May 6, 2015
Matchups & Predictions: Division III First Round
The largest first round in Division III tournament history -- a whopping 16 games -- plays today. Who has the edge in the matchups and who does Jac Coyne see getting through to the second round?

May 5, 2015
The Misunderstood Importance of the Scout Team
It is the most maligned job on a lacrosse team, but at the same time, it is one of the most important. How do coaches handle the difficult alchemy of putting together their scout teams?

May 4, 2015
Bracket Breakdown: Division II Men
Lindenwood unlocked the West in Division II, but familiar faces dominate the brackets. Can anyone derail Limestone?

May 4, 2015
Bracket Breakdown: Division III Men
All of the top contenders are ready to roll in the 32-team field, but a cloud hangs over the process after Whittier's omission.

May 3, 2015
Lindenwood Shakes Up Division II Men's Bracket
The Lions lost in the ECAC championship game on Sunday, but Lindenwood's back-to-back wins over Seton Hill were enough to propel it into the tourney. The rest of the brackets went according to plan.

May 3, 2015
Projection: The Division II Men’s Bracket
In a change from last year, it's the South region bracket that has all the question marks while the North is a virtual slam dunk. Or so it seems. Here's Jac Coyne's projections for the D-II tourney field.

May 3, 2015
Projection: The Division III Men's Bracket
The Division III bracket expands to 32 teams this year -- the largest in history. It's a stacked field with plenty of contenders. Jac Coyne takes a stab at what the first two rounds will look like.

May 3, 2015
RIT, Gettysburg Reign Over Division III Men's Bracket
As expected, the Tigers and Bullets grabbed the top seed in their respective region. Overall, it was a good day for the NESCAC and a curious evening for the South bracket.

May 2, 2015
Weekend Primer: The End is Nigh
This is it. This is the weekend when all the work is supposed to pay off. Here's a look at the conference championship races in Division III.

April 30, 2015
Bracketed: First Look at Small College Tourneys
We're within four days of the official announcement for both Division II and Division III tournaments. How are the brackets shaping up at this point? Jac Coyne takes a stab.

April 29, 2015
Wednesday Div. III Conference Tourney Preview
There are 20 of the 23 automatic qualifying berths in Division III up for grabs, and we'll take a huge step closer to finding out who is getting the on Wednesday when 15 leagues play their semifinal rounds.

April 27, 2015
Division II Notebook: The Hossack Legend Continues
Lindenwood's Graeme Hossack is the best long-stick middie in Division II, and he just might be the best overall player. His excellence was again on display in the Lions win over Seton Hill.

April 27, 2015
Division III Notebook: Searching for New Blood
Everything is pointing toward a first-time champion this spring in Division III, but there's a long way to go. Plus, the division's best rivalry.

April 24, 2015
Weekend Primer: Entering the End Game
We're entering the final week of action, culminating next weekend with Selection Sunday. Key games and tournaments dot the schedule this weekend in both Divisions II and III.

April 23, 2015
Janczyk’s 400 Wins Simply a Byproduct
After Wednesday's victory over Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg coach Hank Janczyk has become the second NCAA lacrosse coach to ever crack the 400-win barrier. For those who played for and coached with him, the number doesn't tell whole story.

April 20, 2015
Division II Notebook: Limestone 'A Bit More Intense'
There aren't many undefeated national champions, which is why Limestone is using its one blemish for motivation. Plus, Lynn shakes of Sunshine State tourney.

April 20, 2015
Division III Notebook: Less Is More for Amherst
Learning lessons from an earlier loss, the Amherst coaching staff kept an unfettered approach to Tufts. Plus, Beville and Pilat share their milestone while Stevenson tries to keep sharp.

April 16, 2015
Midweek Notes: Bates Loss Readjusts Tufts
The Jumbos are giving all the credit to the Bobcats, but last week's loss combined with Cole Bailey's return has Tufts back where it needs to be. Plus, Emmanuel back in front, Capital rising and Gene Peluso hits milestone.

April 13, 2015
Division II Notebook: Composure Shows for Seton Hill
Despite being down late to the No. 1 team in the country, the Griffins never got rattled. Composure is the new buzzword in Greensburg. Plus, LIU Post's faceoff whisperer and Le Moyne is peaking.

April 13, 2015
Division III Notebook: Whittier Back from the Bottom
The Poets walked off a frozen field in Mequon, Wis., two weeks ago with their season in trouble. After a win over another Wisconsin team under the L.A. sun on Saturday, Whittier is back in the Pool B mix. Plus, Salisbury and Nazareth.

April 10, 2015
Weekend Primer: Separation Saturday in Men's D2
Top seeds in the conference tournaments are on the line in the ECC, the ECAC and the Northeast-10. The stakes are the same, but the games are very different on Saturday.

April 10, 2015
Weekender: Lynchburg's Davey Steps Across the Line
Adam Davey's playing career with the Hornets came to an end because of injuries, but his presence on the field continues after stepping onto the coaching side of the line.

April 9, 2015
Midweek Notes: Bates Finds Its Building Block?
Bates has had some pivotal wins in the past, but will the upset of No. 1 and defending champion Tufts change everything for the Bobcats? Plus, Coon's emotional win and Ursinus' cleared hurdle.

April 6, 2015
Division II Notebook: Midseason Awards Banquet
All of the luminaries are here tonight for the mythical midseason awards banquet in Division II. Who will be bring home the hardware at this point?

April 6, 2015
Division III Notebook: Midseason Awards Banquet
The best and brightest in Division III are ready for their fictional star turn as the midseason awards are handed out.

April 2, 2015
Midweek Notes: NEWMAC Catching Beaver Fever?
Babson beat Springfield for the first time since 1979, and it might be a sign of the NEWMAC's improvement. Plus, Alfred makes its mark and Tufts continues to roll.

March 30, 2015
Division II Notebook: Confidence Building at Molloy
There was no question the ball was going to Joe Leonard at the end of Molloy's upset of Seton Hill, and the senior produced. Now the Lions have the needed confidence for a big fortnight. Plus, Le Moyne never changed.

March 30, 2015
D-III Notebook: Williams' Kelley Savoring Second Chance
Eric Kelley has been through a lot of examination rooms since he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2012, but now he is relishing the opportunity to play lacrosse again.

March 27, 2015
Small College Weekend Primer: Whittier's Challenge
Here's a quick peek at the games of note at the Division II and III level, including a crucial game for the Poets.

March 27, 2015
Weekender: Silence Is Golden for Lindenwood's Hossack
He says very little on the field, but the actions of Lindenwood's standout long-stick middie Graeme Hossack speak very loudly.

March 26, 2015
Ohio Wesleyan Still Right on Schedule
Even with some obstacles, like having to wait two hours for officials to show on Tuesday, Mike Plantholt has the Battling Bishops on course. Plus, Williams rolls and Stevenson's goalie is figuring it out.

March 23, 2015
Division II Notebook: Merrimack Flips the Script
After losing in overtime to Adelphi in last year's NE-10 title game, the Warriors repaid the favor. Plus, Gartelman embraces his homecoming and Seton Hill buries a rival.

March 23, 2015
Division III Notebook: Is Nazareth Ready to Fly?
The Golden Flyers went down to the Greene Turtle Classic and picked up a pair of solid victories. Can they parlay that success into Empire 8 gold? Plus, Salisbury's reconstruction and Stevenson's headset experiment.

March 20, 2015
Weekender: RIT's Gillies Playing Under the Radar
It's tough for Tigers senior Brad Gillies to get any publicity -- even on his school's website -- but he plays an important role in RIT's success.

March 20, 2015
Small College Weekend Primer: Greene Turtle Time
It would be easy for Paul Cantabene to kick back, watch a little film and enjoy his program's success. The Greene Turtle Classic proves he's a Division III guy now.

March 19, 2015
Midweek Notes: Dissecting the Tufts System
The success that Tufts has had is often credited to "the system," but the Jumbos scheme is far simpler than what it is made out to be. Plus, Middlebury gets on a roll.

March 16, 2015
Division II Notebook: Adelphi Holds Destiny in Hands
The stakes weren't sky-high in the Adelphi-LIU Post game last week, but the Panthers' win allowed them to keep their fate in their sticks.

March 16, 2015
Division III Notebook: The Crusade Is On
Susquehanna's win over Franklin & Marshall -- the first-ever win for the Crusaders over a ranked team -- was tempered by the loss to Elizabethtown, but it was still a big win for an emerging program.

March 11, 2015
Morning Jac: Frostburg State Ignoring WAC Win
Frostburg State picked up an impressive victory over Washington College last weekend, but Tommy Pearce is keeping the Bobcats' eyes on the CAC prize.

March 9, 2015
Division II Notebook: Strong Rebound for Le Moyne
The Dolphins' offense didn't show up against Lake Erie and let their defense down. The Le Moyne front line made amends in the win over Mercyhurst. Plus, Limestone leans on its rookies.

March 9, 2015
Division III Notebook: Cabrini Rids Itself of Ghosts
The Cavaliers epic meltdown against Lynchburg had the potential to haunt Cabrini for a while, but the demons were exorcised against Dickinson. Plus, Amherst, Stevenson and notes.

March 6, 2015
Weekend Primer: Limestone Craving a Test
Playing No. 5 NYIT will be challenging enough, but Saints coach J.B. Clarke loves the distractions his team must handle. Plus, notable games for the weekend.

March 6, 2015
Weekender: Cotter's Endicott Decision Paying Off
Harrison Cotter wasn't sure if he was going to play lacrosse, never mind attend the same school as his older brother. Four years later, his choice could pay off in a big way for the Gulls.

March 5, 2015
Ursinus Focused on Most Important Stat
They might not be the most aesthetically pleasing victories, but the Bears are 2-0 and eyeing the postseason. Also, Roanoke finds redemption against York.

March 4, 2015
Morning Jac: No Place Like Home for Williams
The Ephs had to practice and play games on the road for most of the 2014 season, but now they are getting their payoff. If the rout of Bowdoin in the opener is any indication, it could be a big year for Williams.

March 3, 2015
Morning Jac: Coast Guard Changing Gears
Coast Guard's transition to the varsity world may not be the smoothest in terms of wins, but once the Bears get settled in they have a chance to be a player in the NEWMAC.

March 2, 2015
Division II Notebook: True Team Effort for Lake Erie
Lake Erie rookie head coach Steve Gartelman may have been in over his head in the fall, but thanks to a cagey senior class, Gartelman and the Storm are off to an undefeated start.

March 2, 2015
Division III Notebook: Union, Wehrum Officially Belong
Both the Dutchmen and Paul Wehrum have been Division III outsiders, but after beating Cortland on Saturday, they both have arrived. Plus, Gettysburg learns how to compete.

February 27, 2015
Morning Jac: Saint Leo Embraces Wounded Warrior
When Lance Corporal Larry Bailey entered the Saint Leo team dinner on Thursday night, the Lions' Wounded Warrior Game against LIU Post on Friday night took on a whole new importance.

February 27, 2015
Small College Weekend Primer
There are 86 Division III men's games and 25 Division II men's contests this weekend, marking the first full slate of games this year. Jac Coyne takes a peek at a couple of matchups worthy of following.

February 26, 2015
Morning Jac: Tufts Has a Familiar Look
In 2011, Tufts came up a game short of repeating as national champions. The Jumbos have a very similar make-up to that squad this spring, but are hoping to excise the memory of their previous shortfall.

February 24, 2015
Morning Jac: York, WAC Bring NCAA Tourney to February
The weather dictated that York and Washington College desperately needed a game. Now, the No. 11 Spartans and No. 4 Shoremen will meet on Wednesday with just three days notice, bringing a tournament feel to the dead of winter.

February 23, 2015
Division II Notebook: Seton Hill Digs a Win
Griffins coach Brian Novotny and his assistant took six hours to shovel the field on Saturday in preparation for Sunday's tilt against Chestnut Hill. It was all worth it as the Griffins search for consistency.

February 23, 2015
Division III Notebook: The Generals Big Bounce Back
Washington & Lee was staring an 0-2 start to the season in the face with a neutral site game against Denison on Saturday. Cam Lewis found the range in the Thiel bubble, getting the Generals back on track.

February 19, 2015
Morning Jac: Albright Feeling Alright
Albright is entering just its fourth season, but it has already had plenty of success under Jake Plunket. How high is the ceiling this year? We'll get an idea on Saturday when they host Cortland.

February 19, 2015
Cantabene's Rochester Return Just One Storyline
Stevenson coach Paul Cantabene is coaching for the first time in his hometown, but it's just one of many storylines in Saturday's bout with RIT.

February 18, 2015
Morning Jac: Rollins Uses Road Trips to Cope
It's been a long two weeks since senior captain Will Hauver's untimely death rocked Rollins. And it's never a fun drive to Limestone. But the Tars can't wait to get on the bus.

February 17, 2015
Morning Jac: Aurora Eyeing Third Bid
The Spartans are only one of nine teams that have advanced to at least the second round of the NCAA tournament in the past two seasons. Their sights are now set on a third visit.

February 16, 2015
Division II Men's Notebook: Limestone Finds Itself
Something just wasn't right in the Saints' opener against Lenoir-Rhyne, but Limestone regained its dominant form against Tampa. Plus, Belmont Abbey, Mount Olive and Bracket Watch.

February 16, 2015
Division III Notes: Lynchburg Now Beyond Upsets
Ten years ago, Lynchburg beating Salisbury might have been considered a big upset. The Hornets don't think like that now. Plus, CNU, Sewanee and Pool Duty.

February 13, 2015
Morning Jac: LIU Post Finally Lifts Off
The Pioneers southern excursion got canceled last year because of weather, and it impacted the rest of the season. Post is successfully on their way to Baltimore to play Queens, and the stakes are high.

February 13, 2015
Southern Exposure: All Eyes on Limestone-Tampa
For the first time, the South region will feature a game between the two top-ranked teams in the country when the Saints and Spartans tangle on Saturday.

February 12, 2015
Morning Jac: How Will Albion Handle the 9:09?
The Britons had 9:09 to score a goal in the MIAA championship game, but couldn't find one. They hope to use that shortfall this year to be ready when the games get tight.

February 11, 2015
Morning Jac: Mount Olive's Schedule Evolution
After posting a 13-3 record in just their second season, the Trojans were ready to test themselves, and it starts this week. Are they up for carrying that kind of load?

February 10, 2015
Morning Jac: York Readies for Stevenson Opener
The 12th-ranked Spartans are way past the point of flying under the radar, but they'll certainly be underdogs when they travel to No. 5 Stevenson on Saturday. What's York's approach?

February 9, 2015
UPDATE: MCLA Backs Lovic, Remains President
After resigning his position as club sports director at Georgia Tech, Ken Lovic received unanimous backing from the MCLA's board of directors.

February 9, 2015
Small College Notebook: Pfeiffer's Poll Motivation
The Falcons didn't crack any of the preseason polls, and that didn't go unnoticed heading into Saturday's game with No. 11 Florida Southern. After a thrilling wins, Pfeiffer should get their rankings wish.

February 6, 2015
Morning Jac: Fla. Southern Embracing the Past
The Mocs got worked over in the season-opener last year against Pfeiffer - a loss they'd probably like to forget. But Marty Ward doesn't want his players to remember all of it as they prep for the Falcons on Saturday.

February 6, 2015
Luke Miller: DII Men's Preseason Player of the Year
NYIT's Luke Miller has done everything his older brothers have done and more on the lacrosse field - save winning an NCAA crown. He hopes to remedy that as a senior.

February 6, 2015
#LMRanks DII Men's Preview: No. 1 Limestone
The first program to win a title from the south, Limestone repeated the feat for the first time in 12 years in 2014. Can they continue to spearhead the rapidly-growing region?

February 6, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 1 Tufts
The Jumbos trampled everything in their path behind a mammoth offense a year ago. Can Mike Daly's crew earn a third NCAA crown in 2015?

February 5, 2015
Morning Jac: A Whole New Ballgame for Queens
The Royals announced their presence among the top flight teams in Division II last year, but now they have deal with the pressure of repeating the feat. Are they ready for the challenge?

February 5, 2015
#LMRanks DII Men's Preview: No. 2 Tampa
In just three years of existence, the Spartans have ascended to the heights of Division II. Will Tampa build off of last year's semifinal run or will they remain second fiddle to Limestone in the South?

February 5, 2015
Cole Bailey: DIII Men's Preseason Player of the Year
It's never been all about numbers for the Tufts star and LM's Preseason Player of the Year for Men's Division III. But his numbers are certainly impressive anyways.

February 5, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 2 RIT
The Tigers were once again one of the top teams in the country, but the end to the season was ugly. RIT is loaded once again and will be looking to finally take home the whole enchilada.

February 4, 2015
#LMRanks DII Men's Preview: No. 3 LIU Post
LIU Post took a surprise ticket to the dance and parlayed it into a shot at the national title. The Pioneers came up short, but now they have both the experience and talent to take another shot.

February 4, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: Best Bet All-Americans
Who would you take for your starting lineup from all of Division III? We've made our picks for preseason All-America.

February 4, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 3 Salisbury
The Sea Gulls were thwarted from title No. 11 last spring, and now there are holes all over the field. Alas, questions for Salisbury are answered a lot easier than at most places.

February 3, 2015
Morning Jac: It's Personal for G-boro's Foderaro
Mike Foderaro was a three-time captain and two-time MVP while playing for Greensboro, and now he's back as the Pride's head coach. He very much wants to be the guy to lead his alma mater to its first NCAA tournament berth.

February 3, 2015
#LMRanks DII Men's Preview: Best Bet All-Americans
Who would you take for your starting lineup from all of Division II? We've made our picks for preseason All-America.

February 3, 2015
#LMRanks DII Men's Preview: No. 4 Adelphi
The Panthers are still on the prowl for their eighth championship, snapping their 13-year dry spell. Does Adelphi have enough to power its way through the North?

February 3, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 4 Washington
The 2014 version of the Shoremen advanced to the semifinals for the first time in a decade. Can WAC maintain it's upward trajectory and fight for a title this spring, or will there be a leveling off?

February 2, 2015
#LMRanks DII Men's Preview: No. 5 Le Moyne
It was another strong year for the Dolphins even with the quarterfinal ouster. The Northeast-10 and the North region are once again loaded with contenders, but Le Moyne is certainly among that group.

February 2, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 5 Stevenson
The Mustangs' attempt at a repeat fell short, but not by much. Stevenson once against boasts a stacked roster, but there's a fine line between good and great.

January 31, 2015
#LMRanks DII Men's Preview: No. 15-6 Breakdown
Our Division II men's lacrosse 2015 preview kicks off with a breakdown of the sharks circling the water outside of the Top 5 - teams No. 15-6 in our Nike/LM preseason rankings.

January 30, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 6 Cortland
The Red Dragons had a rare NCAA quarterfinals setback, and now there are questions about their defense. Has Cortland fallen behind its top North region rivals, or was it just a one-year anomaly?

January 29, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 7 Lynchburg
If the Hornets put together a 17-win season in what was supposed to be a 'down' year, what can an improved crew manage this spring?

January 27, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 9 Denison
The Big Red were the toast of Division III last spring, but there are a lot of key pieces gone. While Denison won't match last year's success, it'll still be dangerous.

January 26, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 10 Cabrini
The Cavaliers put together one of its finest regular seasons behind its No.1-rated offense, but were upended in the second round of the tourney. Is a deeper run in store for '15?

January 25, 2015
#LMRanks DIII Men's Preview: No. 20-11 Breakdown
Lacrosse Magazine's preseason Division III men's rankings are out. Here's a breakdown of the No. 11 through No. 20 teams in this year's list.

January 14, 2015
Regional Shakeup Imminent in Division II Men
A substantial imbalance in the NCAA Division II men's lacrosse landscape has the committee weighing changes that are not universally popular. But new NCAA tournament selection criteria could help assuage those fears.

December 22, 2014
Fan Vote: Division III Men's Preseason Player of Year
Lacrosse Magazine has narrowed the field to five finalists. Now it's time to make your choice for NCAA Division II Men's Preseason Player of the Year.

December 17, 2014
Fan Vote: Division II Men's Preseason Player of Year
Lacrosse Magazine has narrowed the field to five finalists. Now it's time to make your choice for NCAA Division II Men's Preseason Player of the Year.

December 10, 2014
Pool B Whittled Down to Three in MD3
The NCAA has announced the Pool breakdown in men's Division III and the Pool B (independent) crew has seen their access trimmed from five bids to three in 2015.

December 4, 2014
LMU Hoping to Brighten Chris Smith's Holidays
It's supposed to be a joyful time of year, but for Lincoln Memorial's Chris Smith, it has only brought the death of a mentor and his house burning to the ground in the past week. The Railsplitters are hoping to bring him some goodwill.

November 19, 2014
Next Level: Christopher Newport Embraces Drones
Christopher Newport head coach Todd Boward turned a possible UFO sighting into an indispensable tool for the growth of the Captains' men's lacrosse program.

October 30, 2014
Small College Notebook: An Awkward Phase
Both Division II and III are entering a growth stage where new programs are viewed as both a blessing and a curse. Fortunately, it's just part of being the fastest growing sport in the country and these issues so too shall pass.

October 24, 2014
Coyne: Time to Give Faceoff Guys a Break
For the past three cycles, the NCAA rules committee has hoped to cure the sports ills on the backs of the faceoff industry. If there are further changes coming in two years, it's time for the other positions to pay their fair share.

October 23, 2014
D2 Conference Snapshot: Western Intercollegiate
It's been a wild offseason for the WILA, including teams leaving, programs folding, schools adding and brand new coaching staffs. Is there a little peace somewhere in the near future for lacrosse's frontier schools?

October 23, 2014
D2 Conference Snapshot: Sunshine State
Tampa's run to the national semifinals was a nice start to the Sunshine State Conference's existence, but are there headwinds in store for Florida's finest?

October 22, 2014
D2 Conference Snapshot: South Atlantic
The inaugural SAC campaign got off to a roaring start with Queens earning an NCAA bid. It's a solid beginning, but this league has a ways to go before it can be considered a power conference.

October 22, 2014
D2 Conference Snapshot: Northeast-10
It's the largest conference in all of college lacrosse, but just three teams have been relevant in the NE-10 over the past five years. Will that trend continue or is there someone else ready to crack the upper echelon?

October 21, 2014
D2 Conference Snapshot: ECAC
The ECAC had its tourney berths trimmed from three in '13 to one last year. And that team couldn't make it out of the quarterfinals. What can the league expect this spring?

October 21, 2014
D2 Conference Snapshot: East Coast Conference
Everyone knew it would be weird when the ECC adopted a conference tournament for the first time, but nobody could have guessed it would turn the whole world upside down like it did. What does Division II's top league have in store in '15?

October 20, 2014
D2 Conference Snapshot: Conference Carolinas
Conference Carolinas has been Limestone's institutional playground from the dawn of time. The league will add a couple of teams to get back up to seven programs, but the Saints will continue to march.

October 17, 2014
Conference Snapshot: SUNYAC
The Cortland train appears unstoppable. Is there anyone in the SUNYAC who can derail the Red Dragons?

October 17, 2014
Conference Snapshot: The Independents
The number of teams in the independent pool has gone down considerably this year, but there are still some quality unattached teams that will find themselves in the NCAA tourney.

October 17, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Skyline Conference
It has been six straight conference titles for Montclair State, and there is not much to lead us to believe it'll be anyone other than the Red Hawks hoisting the Skyline banner once again.

October 17, 2014
30 in 30: Genny's Turf Quest Nearing Conclusion
Geneseo has waited seven years for a turf field that would allow it to compete on equal footing with its peers. Now the Knights are not only ready to break in their new digs, but also resume their status among the SUNYAC elite.

October 16, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Southern Athletic Assoc.
After two years of hogging Pool B bids, the SAA takes its first foray into the automatic qualifying jungle. The conference will only get one bid this year, but the race for that ring will be extremely entertaining.

October 16, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Old Dominion
The ODAC had its number of bids pared down to just one last year after a high-water mark of three in '13, but a stacked league this spring could mean a return to multi-bid bliss.

October 15, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Ohio River
The Ohio River Lacrosse Conference, a confluence of two other conferences plants its flag this spring and starts the clock on an automatic qualifying bid in 2017.

October 15, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Ohio Athletic Conference
The OAC is one of three conferences that have earned an automatic qualifying berth this spring. Is there a fresh face ready to represent the conference, or is it Otterbein for the foreseeable future?

October 15, 2014
Conference Snapshot: North East
The NEAC has been the exclusive domain of Kueka over the past four years. The Storm are still the favorites to make it five in a row, but they should receive a challenge from Morrisville State.

October 14, 2014
Conference Snapshot: North Coast
Ever since its departure from the Pool B world, the NCAC has been a one-bid league. Will that trend continue, or is this the year it returns to its NCAA tournament multi-team form?

October 14, 2014
Conference Snapshot: North Atlantic
In its ninth year with an automatic qualifier, there won't be much different from the previous eight -- two teams will be in contention for the chance at the NCAA tournament.

October 13, 2014
Conference Snapshot: NEWMAC
The name changed, but the results stayed the same last year for the NEWMAC (formerly the Pilgrim). Don't look for much new in '15 as the Springfield train steams ahead.

October 13, 2014
Conference Snapshot: The NESCAC
The championship trophy is owned by the NESCAC this spring, but the last two seasons have been cause for concern for this power conference. Is the tide about to turn, or is it a new reality for the league?

October 10, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Midwest Lacrosse Conf.
The Midwest Lacrosse Conference has a very different look this spring, but one thing has remained the same: it's good to be Aurora.

October 10, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Michigan Intercollegiate
The MIAA has been Adrian's playground since the conference's inception. Is it business as usual in the Great Lake State or is another contender about to emerge?

October 9, 2014
Conference Snapshot MAC Freedom
After swimming in Pool B for the last two years, the MAC Freedom finally gets its AQ. But just like during the independent years, the conference crown goes through Eastern.

October 9, 2014
Conference Snapshot: MAC Commonwealth
Stevenson has been the brightest light for the MAC Commonwealth, even notching a national championship for the league. Will the Mustangs continue their roll, or will the rest of the talented conference catch up with them?

October 9, 2014
30 in 30: Corcoran Goes 'All In' On Wabash
Terry Corcoran has been coaching for a long time and the prospect of building Wabash - an all-male school in Indiana - has him as excited as any of his past endeavors.

October 8, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Little East
The LEC has been an annual battle between Keene State and Eastern Conn. with a trip to the dance on the line. It's looking like one of those teams will have no peers within the conference in '15.

October 8, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Liberty League
The Liberty has emerged as one of the most powerful conferences in the country. Nothing should slow that down this spring, although grabbing a national championship would erase all doubt.

October 7, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Landmark Conference
The Landmark has had five different champions in its seven years of existence. Does the diversity show again this spring or will Goucher win its third-ever crown?

October 7, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Conf. of Ill. & Wisconsin
The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin plants its lacrosse flag this spring with a six team league. Is there a Pool B bid in the mix for this upstart conference?

October 6, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Great Northeast
The GNAC enters Year Four of automatic qualifying status and the question is will there be a repeat conference champion after three different teams in the previous three years?

October 6, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Empire 8
The Empire 8 entered the '14 campaign with plenty of promise, but only Ithaca emerged as tournament ready. Three teams have the potential to win the league this year, meaning multiple bids aren't out of the question.

October 3, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Commonwealth Coast
For the first time, the CCC earned a second bid to the NCAA tournament as Endicott had enough juice in the Pool C race. Is this the new normal, or an anomaly?

October 3, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Colonial States
The conference tour continues, this time with a stop in the CSAC. Is this year that someone threatens Cabrini's hegemony within the league? (Spoiler alert: No).

October 2, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Centennial Conference
Next up on the Division III Conference Snapshot list: the Centennial. Is the former power player ready for a second bid in '15, or will it be a one-trick pony once again?

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 1, 2014
Conference Snapshot: Capital Athletic Conf.
We're still in the clutches of fall ball, but it's never to early to take a peek at 2015. I'll be taking a quick peek at every conference in Division III to gauge what to expect when the new campaign rolls around. Let's start with the CAC.

September 26, 2014
A Wives' Tale: Making a Coaching Family Work
The coaching profession can be taxing on marriages and families with the long hours and year round recruiting. How do they make it work? Here's a look at the challenges and solutions from the wives' perspective.

September 9, 2014
Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Division III
We're closer to fall than midsummer, but Jac Coyne has finally completed his offseason power rankings, outlining who will be in the mix for the 2015 hardware.

September 2, 2014
Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Division II
The lawns are browning up and the chill from last year's brutal winter is starting to be forgotten. It's that time of year when Jac Coyne computes his offseason power rankings for men's D-II.

August 27, 2014
Morning Jac: The Dominican Regression
Division II is as healthy as it has ever been, but the decision by Dominican (Calif.) to pull the plug on its varsity outfit should be some cause for concern.

August 8, 2014
Lasting Impact from Beville's Iroquois Experience
Moving from Cortland to the Iroquois National team was a study in contrasts for Steve Beville, but it's an experience that will not soon be forgotten.

June 4, 2014
Coyne's All-American Team: NCAA Division II
Division II added a third team to its All-American roll this spring, expanding the field to 51 players. Jac Coyne narrows it down to 13 players.

June 4, 2014
Coyne's All-American Team: NCAA Division III
The D-III All-American team actually trimmed 13 spots off of last year's high-water mark of 146, but it's still too many. Jac Coyne narrows the team to just 13 players.

June 2, 2014
Early Top 5 for 2015 (MD2): Limestone's Reign?
With Mike Messenger anchoring a loaded midfield, Limestone headlines our early outlook at the Men's DII Top 5 for next spring.

June 2, 2014
Early Top 10 for 2015 (MD3): Loaded Tufts Headlines
Tufts had plenty of firepower on its way to the title this spring. The scary part? Most of it is back for another go in 2015.

May 25, 2014
The 2012 Loss Fuels Limestone's Title
This edition of the Saints has a completely different feel from the '12 edition that might have been more talented, but the experience carried over in Limestone's win.

May 25, 2014
Schoenhut's Loss Can't Slow Tufts Juggernaut
An injury last weekend robbed Chris Schoenhut -- the nation's lead goal-scorer -- of a chance to be on the field on Sunday. But the Jumbos ability to replace him and his presence on the sidelines is a testament to the Tufts run.

May 24, 2014
Can Anderson Keep the Loyola '90 Streak Alive?
The last two seasons have featured members of the 1990 Loyola finalist team who won championships as coaches - Loyola's Charley Toomey and Stevenson's Paul Cantabene. If Notre Dame can beat Duke on Monday, the streak will be pushed to three.

May 24, 2014
Peete Emerges As Complete Midfielder for Saints
He was an offensive player in high school, but Jamar Peete has made his name at Limestone as a short-stick defensive middie. This year, the offensive touch has returned.

May 21, 2014
DiCarlo's Accident Sparks LIU Championship Run
T.J. DiCarlo could barely walk after the drunk driver smashed into his stopped car. Eighteen months later, he's backstopping LIU Post's drive to a Division II title.

May 21, 2014
Despite Silent Treatment, Watkins Shines for Tufts
His coach won't talk to him, but Tufts goalie Patton Watkins has led the Jumbos back to where it all started for him.

May 20, 2014
Salisbury's Taylor Ready for Last Competition
He picked up his competitive drive after taking his lumps on the golf course from his father, and now Alex Taylor is hoping to end his career with a second national championship.

May 19, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Pioneers Frustrate Another Foe
Regardless of their qualifications, LIU Post is acting like they belong in the NCAA tourney. After frustrating Adelphi on Sunday, the Pioneers now will have a crack at the national championship.

May 18, 2014
MD2 Semifinals: Can LIU Post Keep Run Alive?
They didn't bother watching the selection show, but now the Pioneers are 60 minutes away from the national championship game. Who will win both semifinal match-ups on Sunday?

May 18, 2014
MD3 Semifinals: Breakdown and Predictions
The national championship game is just 60 minutes away for two of the four teams remaining in Division III. Jac Coyne breaks down the match-ups and comes up with who will be left standing.

May 14, 2014
MD3 Quarterfinals: Breakdown & Predictions
The final eight teams in Division III square off on Wednesday with a chance for a semifinal shot this weekend. Jac Coyne breaks down the match-ups and picks a winner.

May 12, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Greenberg's Fight Fueling Union
Nate Greenberg should have been a big part of this year's Union squad, but even though Ewing's sarcoma has kept him off the field, he's still playing a huge role for the Dutchmen.

May 9, 2014
Weekender: Speidel Declines All Excuses
Because of Amniotic Band Syndrome, Denison's Chapin Speidel has always had an excuse to not be a great lacrosse player. He has refused to ever use it.

May 7, 2014
Morning Jac: "I'd Rather Lose to Springfield Guy"
Four members of Springfield's 1994 Division II championship team will coach in this year's D-III tournament, and each one will square off with another teammate or coach in the first round.

May 6, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Whipple's Premier Performance
He has started programs at Bryant and Florida Southern, but Rory Whipple's work building Tampa exceeds them all. Plus, Adelphi shares the coaching load.

May 6, 2014
Jim Berkman Goes on Fatherly Safari
Salisbury head coach Jim Berkman had only seen his son coach one time since Kylor started his stint at Aurora. He got his second chance on Wednesday after a long, long trip.

May 6, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Future Is Now for Emmanuel
Brendan McWilliams didn't think the Saints would be in the tournament in their third year, but it might be a common occurrence now. Plus, Western New England finds a way.

May 5, 2014
Bracket Breakdown: Men's NCAA Division II Tourney
The NCAA committee rolled out the eight-team bracket for men's Division II on Sunday night and now it's time to take a look inside the selections. Jac Coyne evaluates the decisions.

May 5, 2014
Bracket Breakdown: NCAA Men's Div. III Tourney
The NCAA committee announced its 30-team Division III tournament bracket sometime in the middle of the night. Jac Coyne analyzes the choices.

May 4, 2014
Bracket Projection: NCAA Men's Division II
The men's Division II brackets will be rolled out at 7:30 p.m. this evening, but here's one man's projections about which eight teams will have a chance to win the D-II title.

May 4, 2014
Bracket Projection: NCAA Division III Men
The NCAA Division III brackets will be release at 10 p.m. this evening, but before it becomes official, I'm taking a crack at predicting the 30-team field.

May 3, 2014
Morning Jac: Merrimack Turning Toward Long Island
The Warriors weren't sure who they were going to play after their upset of Le Moyne, but when the bus started to veer toward Long Island, Mike Morgan and company were fine with it.

May 1, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
Lynchburg didn't reach its goal of hosting the ODAC tournament, but they have a big advantage, even on the road. Plus, Le Moyne is in a different spot this spring.

April 30, 2014
Morning Jac: Division III's Other Undefeated Team
Everyone knows about RIT and Denison's undefeated campaigns with their presence at the top of the polls and regional rankings. But a third unblemished team, Keuka, is hoping to take a spot next to those other two in the NCAA bracket.

April 28, 2014
MD2 Notebook: LIU Post Honors Seniors With Win
It's been a rough season for the Pioneers, but they played up to their potential in an upset win over ECC rival Dowling. Plus, Mercyhurst eyes ECAC repeat.

April 28, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Ducks Feeling Better About Playoffs
Stevens coach Gene Peluso wasn't feeling good about much on Saturday, but the Ducks' win over Ithaca changed that. Plus, Denison joins the pantheon.

April 25, 2014
Weekender: Contribution Has Changed for Crough
Off the game field, Matt Crough was an integral part of Dowling's 2012 national championship. Now he is playing a much bigger role in the Lions quest for No. 2.

April 24, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
Frostburg eyeing more firsts this weekend, NYIT solves the Adelphi conundrum, and RPI won't be settling for second best.

April 21, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Queens Closing Up Shop, Waiting
The Royals achieved all of their goals this season, including winning the inaugural SAC title. Now they're shutting it down and hoping for the best.

April 21, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Washington Col. Finds Rallying Cry
The Shoremen snapped their decade-long losing streak to Gettysburg and also found their postseason motivation with the season-ending injury to Grant Hughes.

April 18, 2014
Weekender: Banick ACLimating to New Environment
After four surgeries in three years, Stevenson's Stephen Banick wasn't about to go under the knife again. Now he's back to his All-American form, even without an ACL.

April 17, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
RIT's win over Union was the most important victory of the year for the Tigers, and it means bad news for the rest of Division III. Plus, Amherst comes home.

April 16, 2014
Bates, Colby Paying Tribute to Fallen Players
It's been a Maine rivalry for decades, but next Wednesday's game between Bates and Colby will have an official name now.

April 14, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Dominican's Western Realities
Dominican (Calif.) and the rest of the WILA teams are once again out of the NCAA tournament hunt, raising questions about how D-II should handle its western brothers.

April 14, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Ithaca's Sights Set on E8 Entry
The ghosts of 2009 are keeping Ithaca's focus on winning the Empire 8 tourney and earning the program's first NCAA bid since 2008.

April 11, 2014
Weekender: Feiner All the Way Back for Cabrini
After suffering a horrific injury that robbed him of his sophomore year and hampered his junior season, Cabrini's Mac Feiner is helping the Cavaliers make history.

April 10, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
Dickinson coach Dave Webster picked up his 200th career win on Wednesday by beating Gettysburg. Like everything this year for the Red Devils, it didn't come easily.

April 7, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Adelphi Wins Round One
Adelphi and Le Moyne met three times last year, and just like 2013, the Panthers have won the first meeting. Plus, Mount Olive announces presence.

April 7, 2014
Club Ball Holdovers Leading John Carroll
John Carroll head coach Brian Small tapped the club team for four players, and it has paid off in a 9-1 start for the Blue Streaks.

April 7, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Cortland Not The Panicking Type
Cortland already has the most regular season losses since 2007, but the Red Dragons are getting hysterical. Plus, F&M eyes NCAA opportunity.

April 3, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
Williams has become the NESCAC road Warriors. Don't let Merrimack bet LIU Post. Crazy times at Christopher Newport.

March 31, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Tampa, Mercyhurst Set the Stage
Tampa is 10-1 and meeting every preseason expectation. Mercyhurst is 4-2 and taking a step back from the ledge. Now they meet on Saturday in frigid Erie.

March 31, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Tufts' Fragile Dominance
The Jumbos are running hot right now, and the offense has bordered on unstoppable at times. Tufts head coach Mike Daly knows success is delicate in the NESCAC.

March 27, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
Despite being on top of the division, Le Moyne has an unrelenting approach to the season. Plus, Bowdoin is finding it's legs and Eastern picks up a big one.

March 25, 2014
Stray Shot Sends Berry's Gilbert to Surgery
Berry head coach Curtis Gilbert thought he was out of harm's way before last week's game against Centre. Now he's facing a complicated surgery on Friday.

March 24, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Molloy Puts Itself on the Map
Molloy's first-ever victory over LIU Post was a seminal moment for the Lions in a year filled with promise. Plus, Pfeiffer won't take the bait.

March 24, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Denison's Excellent Adventure
Mike Caravana said we couldn't gauge Denison until after their spring break trip. Now we can. Plus, Whittier is pleased with its 2-2 road trip.

March 21, 2014
Weekender: The Coming Doubleheader Dilemma
This weekend's Mustang Classic in Owings Mills, Md., will feature some of the top names in Division III. It may also be a glimpse into the future of the NCAA tournament.

March 20, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
The atmosphere wasn't the same, and it wasn't the most exciting contest, but Salisbury showed their power at the War on the Shore. Plus, the cost of high hits.

March 19, 2014
Morning Jac: Mary Washington Building Memories
Eagles coach Kurt Glaeser remembers every key play from the loss to York on Saturday, but he's hoping the lessons learned from the setback will produce fonder postseason memories.

March 17, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Queens Snags Signature Win
Queens is hoping to build off the win over Mercyhurst, unlike the last time they scored a Top 10 win. Also, Limestone is happy to be home.

March 17, 2014
Making Sense: Springfield's Unwavering Platoon
They've been battling for the starting goalie position since they were freshman and the competition is anything but settled, but Rob Maher and Connor Nash give Springfield a good problem to have.

March 17, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Sewanee In Pool B Driver's Seat
Sewanee coach Marty Watters has an even-keeled approach to life and lacrosse, but he should be excited about the Tigers' prospects. Plus, Amherst is picking up momentum.

March 14, 2014
Morning Jac: Saint Leo Eyeing Conference Title
The first-ever Sunshine State Conference title is up for grabs, and with power up the middle, Saint Leo has the potential to make a run at it.

March 13, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Notebook
Adelphi's win over LIU Post on Tuesday was bittersweet for Panther coach Gordon Purdie. Plus, Union doesn't settle for another moral victory.

March 12, 2014
Morning Jac: St. Lawrence Renews Ithaca Rivalry
Since the demise of the UCAA, St. Lawrence and Ithaca don't play much anymore (the last game was in 2011), but the two two upstate powers will renew acquaintances in Tampa tonight.

March 11, 2014
Morning Jac: Roanoke Better Than Polls Show?
When the Maroons went from No. 8 in the country to barely on the grid, all 'Noke head coach Bill Pilat could do was laugh.

March 10, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Seton Hill Hits Its Benchmark
Because of its geographical proximity and similarities of the schools, Seton Hill has always set defeating Mercyhurst as its benchmark. On Saturday, the Griffins finally hit their goal.

March 10, 2014
Making Sense: DiSalvo Now WAC's First Fiddle
Ted DiSalvo was relegated to back-up goalie for his first two years, but it ended up being for the best. Now he's the main man for the powerful Shoremen.

March 9, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Cortland's Sacrificial Spring Break
Usually Cortland takes off for a destination quite a bit south of CNY. This year, the team leaders decided to sacrifice their time in the sun for a chance to play in one of most iconic venues in lacrosse.

March 7, 2014
Morning Jac: Golden Flyers on the Rebound
The nightmarish loss to Springfield in the season opener still lingers for Nazareth, but the Golden Flyers are hoping they are back to good as they enter the most grueling phase of their schedule.

March 6, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Report
Florida Southern came close to letting one slip away against No. 9 Lake Erie, but they got bailed out by their freshman goalie. Also, Wesleyan finds itself in a familiar spot.

March 5, 2014
Morning Jac: Lake Erie Gladly Feeling the Heat
Like most northern teams, Lake Erie has been cooped up in the cold during the preseason. Now the Storm are facing a stiff spring break trip where they'll be pressured to protect their presumptive NCAA bid. It'll be nice to do it in the warmth, though.

March 4, 2014
Morning Jac: Eastern Conn.'s Five-Year Itch
In their eight trips to the NCAA tournament, the Warriors have only made it out of the first round once, and that was back in 2009. Justin Axel sees a lot of similarities with this year's edition of EConn.

March 3, 2014
MD2 Notebook: Mercyhurst Receives The Message
Lakers head coach Chris Ryan had to send a message to his goalie on Saturday and to his best attackman two years ago, but both received it and used it to down a feisty, ranked Pfeiffer team.

March 3, 2014
Making Sense: Tufts' Fearless Problem Solver
During his time at Tufts, Jack McDermott has not only looked every challenge squarely in the face, but he's found a solution to all them, as well.

March 3, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Montclair Was Ready for Upset
With a week to prepare for the game and the knowledge that they were going to get an angry Dickinson squad, Montclair State had the mindset to defeat the first Top 10 team in the 43-year history of the program.

February 28, 2014
Morning Jac: Middlebury Forced Into New Approach
The Panthers missed the NCAA tournament for the second straight year in 2013, forcing them to readdress how they schedule outside of the conference. But their first challenge will be to host NESCAC rival Tufts on Saturday.

February 27, 2014
Division II Lacrosse Coming to Indy
As part of a large investment for the future, the University of Indianapolis has plans to add both men's and women's lacrosse in the future.

February 27, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Midweek Report
We've reached the point of the season where the middle of the week contains just as much action as the weekend. Here's a look at what transpired on Tuesday and Wednesday in MD2 and MD3.

February 26, 2014
Morning Jac: Pfeiffer's Golden Opportunity
The Falcons don't have a win against a team that finished in the final rankings since 2005. Will they seize their chance to end that streak against Mercyhurst on Saturday?

February 25, 2014
Morning Jac: Tough Week Ahead for Cabrini
They opened up with a comfortable win over Haverford, but now Cabrini must finish the week with a game against No. 5 Dickinson and a neutral site contest with No. 9 Lynchburg. Are the Cavs ready?

February 24, 2014
MD3 Notebook: Nash, Springfield Outlast Nazareth
"We were definitely hanging on for dear life at the end of the quarter," said Pride head coach Keith Bugbee. Plus player of the week and notes.

February 24, 2014
Making Sense: Delmonico Stakes Out New Role
After playing second fiddle for his first three years at Seton Hill, senior Matt Delmonico will be the Griffins' go-to guy this spring. Plus, Division II notebook included.

February 24, 2014
Stevenson-RIT: A Wild, 178-Second Ride
In just under three minutes of game time, Saturday's marquee tilt went from a certain Stevenson triumph to a miraculous RIT win. How did it all happen?

February 21, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Weekend Watch List
The build-up to the March 1 blowout grows closer and closer and this weekend will be an important one in the Division II & III ranks. Here's a look at 12 games that will resonate.

February 21, 2014
Weekender: Dickinson's Complicated Sudah Brothers
Ace and Slay Sudah don't look alike, have different personalities and get after each other on the basketball court, but they are in complete harmony when they step on the lacrosse field for the Red Devils.

February 20, 2014
Morning Jac: Stagnitta Still Figuring Out Arcadia
After 10 years as a Division I head coach and two years coaching in the MLL, Jim Stagnitta is back in Division III with Arcadia. The weather has not been helpful in streamlining his transition to the second-year program.

February 19, 2014
Morning Jac: Division II's Own Black History Month
Wednesday night will be the first home game for Tusculum, but it will also mark the first time that two African-American head coaches meet in NCAA Division II.

February 18, 2014
Morning Jac: W&L Loss Still Lingers for Denison
Big Red head coach Michael Caravana admits that last year's one-goal loss to the Generals "lingers." Denison will have a chance to return the favor when they visit W&L on Saturday.

February 17, 2014
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Rory Whipple wasn't comfortable with the way the game started against NYIT, but eventually the damn broke and the Spartans posted the most important victory in their three-year history.

February 17, 2014
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Salisbury head coach Jim Berkman didn't see the game-winning goal against Lynchburg on Saturday. He was too busy with the details.

February 17, 2014
Making Sense: Hampden-Sydney's Special Force
Bobby Fulton is going to pursue his goal of being a Green Beret after graduation, but until then he'll be leading the Tigers in hopes of an ODAC title.

February 14, 2014
Morning Jac: Mars Hill Welcomes a Familar Face
When Mars Hill head coach looks across the box on Saturday, he'll see a familiar face in former Lion player and assistant coach Jason Lange. It won't be an easy game for the mentor.

February 14, 2014
#LMRanks: Watson's Return Lifts Adelphi
Nick Watson stumbled upon another year of eligibility and now the Englishman wants to finish up by bringing a national championship to Garden City.

February 14, 2014
#LMRanks: Pecunes Stevenson's Calming Influence
Dmitri Pecunes helped guide the Mustangs to a national championship as a rookie with his placid demeanor in goal. He'll have to do the same if Stevenson wants to repeat.

February 13, 2014
Morning Jac: Hornets Know Something We Don't?
Lynchburg head coach Steve Koudelka is his usual levelheaded self heading into Saturday's game against No. 5 Salisbury. Is there something he knows about his 11th-ranked team that we don't?

February 13, 2014
#LMRanks: Le Moyne's Corapi Making Noise
His resounding play on the field doesn't mesh with his restrained personality outside of lacrosse, but Joe Corapi will be critical if the Dolphins want to make noise again.

February 13, 2014
#LMRanks: Watching RIT's Krzyston Progression
The Krzyston brothers might not talk about it -- or anything -- much, but RIT is hoping Jay can follow his older brother Jack's evolutionary arc.

February 12, 2014
Morning Jac: NYIT Crossing Fingers for Florida Trip
Three years after getting their Florida trip canceled by a winter storm, the Bears are hoping to avoid the same fate and get a crack at a couple of Sunshine State opponents.

February 12, 2014
#LMRanks: NCAA DII Men's Breakdown - 4-3
Two of the better programs in all of NCAA DII, LIU Post and Mercyhurst hope to put it all together in 2014, entering at #LMRanks preseason No. 4 and 3, respectively.

February 12, 2014
#LMRanks: Cortland, Tota Renew Relationship
He hasn't started a game since 2011, but Scott Tota is ready to reassume his role as the Cortland's top netminder.

February 11, 2014
Morning Jac: "Just the First Game" for York
It's a game against the defending national champions on the road in a chilly night game. Big deal. It's just another step on the road to what is hopefully a successful season for the Spartans.

February 11, 2014
#LMRanks: Dabbs Embraces Salisbury Work Ethic
Fueled by a coaching snub during his senior year in high school, Salisbury sophomore Preston Dabbs made sure he was ready as a rookie.

February 10, 2014
Morning Jac: Small College Round-Up
It was a muted start to the season in both Division II and Division III, but there was enough action to pontificate on for a spell.

February 10, 2014
#LMRanks: NCAA Division II Men's No. 8-10
It's countdown season for the NCAA Division II men, so Jac Coyne kicks off the list by looking at teams ranked at No. 8-10.

February 10, 2014
#LMRanks: NCAA MD2 Breakdown - Nos. 7-5
The countdown in NCAA Division II continues with Jac Coyne taking a look at the teams ranked No. 5-7.

February 7, 2014
Morning Jac: Let's Light This Candle
Optimism is about to give way to reality as the small college season gets underway today with three games in North Carolina and Detroit.

February 6, 2014
Morning Jac: Trinity Ready for NESCAC Green Light
It was a rough 2013 season for Trinity as the Bantams missed the eight-team NESCAC tournament. Even though they'll have one less week to prepare, Mike Higgins and company are optimistic about '14.

February 5, 2014
Morning Jac: Susquehanna Eyeing Landmark Redux
The Landmark Conference has the most parity of any league in Division III, but Susquehanna is hoping to end that and become the first back-to-back champion in conference history.

February 4, 2014
RIT Alumni Group Raises the Bar in Division III
Most alumni hand over an annual check to the program, play a scrimmage and call it a year. RIT's group is slightly more invested, and have hopefully upped the alumni support game.

February 4, 2014
Morning Jac: Ten Intriguing February D-II Contests
Although there aren't a ton of ranked matchups early on, there are plenty of compelling men's Division II games in the month of February. Here's a look at 10 that will help shape where this division ends up.

February 3, 2014
Morning Jac: Ten Most Intriguing Feb. D3 Games
We've flipped the calendar to February -- the month when we finally light this candle. What are the 10 most compelling games on the Division III schedule during the kick-off month?

February 3, 2014
#LMRanks: NCAA DIII Men's Breakdown - 11-20
There's plenty of tough outs in the NCAA DIII world beyond the Top 10. Jac Coyne looks at the contenders as we start our look at the small college preseason picture.

January 31, 2014
Morning Jac: Can Florida Southern Bounce Back?
There were high expectations for Florida Southern last spring, but the Mocs fell flat. Now Marty Ward's troops are off the radar, which is exactly where he wants them.

January 30, 2014
Morning Jac: Keene State Ramping It Up
After getting bounced on its own field with a tournament bid on the line, Keene State is upping the non-conference competition level in hopes of being ready this year.

January 27, 2014
Morning Jac: Which Way Will Westminster Go?
Westminster (Utah) College, a former NAIA institution, is about to join the NCAA ranks. The Griffins' choice of conferences will have an impact on the western D-II landscape.

January 24, 2014
Morning Jac: Fourth Time the Charm for Ferrum?
They narrowly missed the NCAA tournament last year, but Ferrum finally has its first senior class. And with that comes optimism that the Panthers could finally break through.

January 23, 2014
Morning Jac: Limestone Ready for New Challenges
It may look like Limestone has lost an unfathomable amount of talent, especially on the offensive end, but this isn't the Saints first rodeo.

January 22, 2014
Morning Jac: Pool B's Last Big Party?
For the second straight season, there will five Pool B entrants to the NCAA Division III tournament. But is the independent bid binge about to come to screeching to a halt?

January 21, 2014
Morning Jac: Le Moyne's Gear Outreach
The Le Moyne athletic department is using the "lacrosse gear" pandemic to further involve its fans and alumni with the program.

January 13, 2014
MCLA PPOY Barton to Miss Entire 2014 Campaign
Grand Canyon attackman Carson Barton, the Preseason Player of the Year in MCLA-I, was diagnosed with a torn ACL that will cost him this season.

January 8, 2014
#LMRanks: Will Hersman, MCLA D2 Preseason POY
Despite working through the effects of Lyme Disease last spring, St. Thomas star midfielder Will Hersman helped the Tommies take a fifth MCLA DII title in the past six years.

January 7, 2014
#LMRanks: Carson Barton, MCLA Preseason POY
More than just a collection of good stats, Grand Canyon's Carson Barton has helped carry the Antelopes through the turbulent transition from NCAA DII to the top flight of the MCLA.

December 16, 2013
MD3 Notebook: Stevenson Embracing Big Events
Stevenson head coach Paul Cantabene believes Division III is just as good of a product as D-I, and he wants to prove it. Plus divisional notes.

December 13, 2013
How It Gets Made: Div. III Scheduling Examined
One of the iconic games on the D-III schedule - the War on the Shore - has been downgraded via a scheduling glitch. Why do these things happen?

December 12, 2013
LM's Preseason POY Vote: NCAA Division II Men
Can a defender or specialist win a fan vote for Player of the Year? Precedent says unlikely, but Andrew Wagner's two Schmeisser Awards don't hurt. Jac Coyne breaks down the finalists.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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
Living In a Fantasy (Bracket) World
With the announcement yesterday that the Division I men’s bracket was expanding by two teams to 18, I did some calculations and came up with the fact that if the Division III men were afforded the same tournament participation ratio as the big boys – 18 of 67 teams, or 26.7 percent – D-III would have a 57-team bracket this spring instead of the 30 it’s actually getting. In addition, if that ratio applied to Division II, they would have a 15-team tournament.

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
Division III Men's Tourney Expands to 30 Teams
The D-III tournament has added one more team for the 2014 campaign, evening out the brackets, although it will still be tough sledding for at-large candidates and smooth sailing for independents.

September 13, 2013
Men's Division II Fulfills Its Manifest Destiny
With the most compelling tournament last year, D-II not only showed it was worthy of expansion, but proved it is ready to take its seat at the table.

September 5, 2013
Stimmel Uses MCLA Springboard to Chase Dream
Andrew Stimmel, recently hired at Yale, is the latest coach to use the MCLA as a starting point for a career coaching in the varsity ranks.

September 3, 2013
A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: NCAA D-III
We're edging toward fall ball season, but the summer is not complete until Jac Coyne takes a look at who's in the hunt in NCAA Division III.

August 26, 2013
A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Men's D-II
The lawns are brown. The cicadas are buzzing. Fall ball is still a month away. It’s time for Jac Coyne's Midsummer Night’s Power Rankings.

August 13, 2013
Stagnitta Brings College Philosophy to Outlaws
Jim Stagnitta wasn't sure if he wanted to try to pro game, but by using collegiate concepts, he has Denver on the cusp of history.

June 11, 2013
Coyne's All-Americans: NCAA Division II
There were a lot of great players worthy of making the D-II team, but there could only be 12 members of Jac Coyne's All-American squad.

June 10, 2013
Coyne's All-Americans: NCAA Division III
There were 146 players who received All-American accolades this spring. Jac Coyne narrows it down to the Top 12.

May 26, 2013
NCAA Division II Championship Breakdown
Let's party like it's 2007! Or will we? There's a lot different about Mercyhurst and Le Moyne from the last time they met.

May 26, 2013
NCAA Division III Championship Breakdown
They met nearly three months ago, but when Stevenson and RIT clash again on Sunday, it might be the best game of the weekend.

May 25, 2013
Communication No Easy Task at 'The Linc'
The large NFL venue combined with windy conditions made for difficult communications during Saturday's semifinals.

May 22, 2013
Year-Ending Play Not Defining for Kaminski, Consul
Mistakes by Cortland goalie Mike Kaminski and attackman Cody Consul were on display against RIT, but one play doesn't erase the season- and career-long accomplishments of the players.

May 22, 2013
RIT's Aquin, Warren Using 2011 As a Catalyst
Both battling injuries, Kyle Aquin and Allister Warren watched the 2011 semifinal loss from the sidelines. On Sunday, they hope to put that season to bed.

May 21, 2013
Mercyhurst's Scheetz Still Flying Under the Radar
He's been the most important player for the Lakers, but Brian Scheetz doesn't always get the recognition. A win on Sunday is all he needs.

May 21, 2013
Stevenson's Green Sees Payoff from Hard Work
He was a defensive middie for his first three seasons with the Mustangs, but Peter Green single-handedly decided he had more to offer.

May 19, 2013
Men's Division II Semifinal Impressions
Mercyhurst and Le Moyne didn't win their games in typical fashion, but at this time of year, the best teams find a way to win.

May 19, 2013
Men's Division III Semifinal Impressions
Stevenson and RIT have made it to the national championship game, but it wasn't by accident. These guys paid their dues.

May 17, 2013
NCAA Division III Semifinal Breakdown
There's a ticket to Philly on the line, but are there recruiting implications to Sunday's game? Plus, where are the team's emotions?

May 15, 2013
Men's Division III Quarterfinal Impressions
Dickinson's hopes of a perfect season got dashed by Salisbury in the quarterfinals. How do we judge the Red Devils' season?

May 15, 2013
Men's Division III Quarterfinal Round Breakdown
The MD3 party gets pared down to four teams after Wednesday. Jac Coyne takes a look at the matchups with a little help from the coaches.

May 14, 2013
Inside MD3: What Inspires The Coaches to Coach?
There are eight coaches left in the men's Division III tournament, and they each have a different motivation for doing what they do.

May 12, 2013
Men's Division II Quarterfinal Impressions
The semifinals are set in NCAA Division II, but even if Lake Erie didn't make the final four, they learned a valuable lesson.

May 12, 2013
MD3 Second Round Tournament Impressions
Salisbury travels to Dickinson on Wednesday as a substantial underdog, but do the Sea Gulls ever truly wear that label?

May 10, 2013
MD3 Breakdown: The New Art of Tourney Scouting
With the advent of the Internet age, tournament scouting has become a lot easier. However, it's still an inexact science.

May 10, 2013
Weekender: Tufts Disstinct Advantage at Short Stick
It takes a special demeanor to embrace the role of short-stick defensive middie, but two-sport standout Sam Diss found his spot.

May 9, 2013
MD2 Quarterfinal Breakdown: Three Questions
Jac Coyne asked every Division II coach in the postseason three questions as they get ready for Saturday's quarterfinal clashes.

May 8, 2013
MD3 Tournament First Round Impressions
The first round of the NCAA Men's Divisions III tournament is in the books. What stands out?

May 8, 2013
NCAA MD3 First Round Breakdown and Predictions
It's that time of year again: time for D-III tournament and Jac Coyne's painfully long analysis and predictions of Wednesday's events.

May 6, 2013
MD2 Bracket Analysis: Just As We Suspected
Even with the new expanded tournament featuring eight teams, the NCAA Division II bracket played out to form.

May 6, 2013
MD3 Bracket Breakdown: A Wide Open Tournament
When Salisbury is a bubble team, you know the Division III tournament is going to be up for grabs. That's definitely the case this spring.

May 5, 2013
MCLA Division I Bracket Projections
The MCLA will host its 17th championship this spring in Greenville. Here's who I'm projecting will be attending the party at this point.

May 5, 2013
Randall Finds Positive in Nazareth’s Low Point
Giving up 25 goals to RIT in a midseason loss exposed Nazareth, but oddly enough, it was the spot when Flyers' head coach Rob Randall found a big dose of optimism to inject into his young team.

May 5, 2013
Wesleyan Hoping to Prove the Numbers Wrong
The Cardinals' omission from the regional rankings hasn't sat well with John Raba and his minions. Sunday's NESCAC championship game is a chance to prove the number-crunchers wrong.

May 5, 2013
NCAA Division II Bracket Projections
The Division II men's bracket will the first one out of the chute tonight at 7:30 p.m. EDT tonight. Here's what I'm projecting the eight-team field to look like.

May 5, 2013
NCAA Division III Bracket Projections
It's late on the clock, but here's a guess at how Division III is going to shake out.

May 4, 2013
NCAA Div. III Conference Tourney Clearinghouse
We're getting into the time of year when it seems like a new conference tournament is starting up. Find all of your dates, match-ups and results here for NCAA Division III men.

May 3, 2013
Post Clash Just Another Game for Chestnut Hill
I tried to make Saturday's game against LIU Post into something that it wasn't, and Chestnut Hill head coach Brian Dougherty was having none of it. The Griffins don't need any false postseason moral victories. The program is too close to the real thing for that.

May 3, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Rethinking Conference Tourneys
Conference playoff time is one of the most exciting time of the year, but is it producing the best teams for the NCAA tournament in the most equitable manner?

May 3, 2013
Weekender: Podesta Prepping for MCLA Selections
Gary Podesta is in his first go around as the chair of the MCLA selection committee, but he's been working all season to make sure things go smoothly.

May 2, 2013
Michigan State Peaking At Perfect Time
Michigan Staet received their wake-up call in the middle of the season, and now the Spartans look like a scary defensive team heading into the postseason. It's what first year head coach Brandon Schwind expected, and now it's time to see if Sparty can pay it off.

May 1, 2013
Early Division III Qualifiers Finding Time to Kill
Montclair State, Norwich and Ohio Wesleyan have already punched their tickets to the NCAA tourney. Now it's time to hurry up and wait.

April 29, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Limestone won't be traveling on Selection Sunday like they did last year, but the Saints will be heading into this NCAA tournament in a better spot than even last spring.

April 29, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Ryan Cavanagh was the perfect fit for Plattsburgh, but it's more than just a coaching gig for the former Cardinal. It's more of a quest.

April 29, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Georgia Tech came up 30 minutes short of heading to nationals, but there is a lot to be optimistic about when it comes to the Yellow Jackets.

April 29, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Sam Houston State has prospered under the automatic qualifying system. But even without an AQ this spring, the Bearkats are heading back to the tournament. Will things be different?

April 29, 2013
Making Sense: Apprenticeship Complete for Slavik
While he's still an apprentice over the summer, Cortland's Joe Slavik has removed that lacrosse label and has become a Red Dragon mentor.

April 26, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Is It Too Soon to Gloat?
The NESCAC recently has been gobbling up NCAA tournament at-large bids at an alarming rate, but is this the year the good times end?

April 26, 2013
Everything the Same, Different for Denison, OWU
Whenever the Big Red and Battling Bishops meet, it reaffirms one of the traditional rivalries in D-III. When they meet on Saturday, it will be different.

April 23, 2013
NCAA Div. II Conference Tournament Clearinghouse
We're already into the postseason for some conferences. Here's a list of the men's Division II tourneys on tap this spring.

April 22, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
There's no doubt that Mercyhurst is the top team in Division II at this point, but Lakers head coach Chris Ryan has been around long enough to know that there is still plenty of work to be done.

April 22, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Eastern took its lumps in the Eagles first go-around in the NCAA tourney last year, but they've learned from that experienced and are hoping to make a bigger splash this year.

April 22, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
BYU has a tradition like very few in the MCLA. As such, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the Cougars had to completely rebuild this year. All things considered, they've put together a pretty good spring so far and are still in the hunt.

April 22, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Playing for Western Oregon demands long trips, quality games and a willingness to play a physical brand of lacrosse. Things have been going pretty well for the Wolves so far.

April 22, 2013
Making Sense: Roanoke Flying High With Co-Pilats
Roanoke coach Bill Pilat wasn't sure how it would work out, but having his son, Will, on the team has been everything he had hoped for.

April 19, 2013
Weekender: The Two Sides of Colorado's Goalie
He's a nerdy computer science major off the field, but when Colorado's Brad Macnee steps on the lacrosse field, everything changes.

April 18, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Another Gettysburg Address
It looks like the Bullets might have their NCAA tournament streak snapped this spring, but betting against Gettysburg is a bad proposition.

April 15, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Dowling would be dead and buried with its current record last year, but it's a new world in Division II and the Lions are very much alive. And they might be finding a groove at the perfect time.

April 15, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
It was pretty clear that Salisbury was going to have some growing pains this year, but the Sea Gulls' staff probably didn't realize just how much teaching they'd have to do.

April 15, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Sonoma State head coach Doug Carl has always relied on seniors to set the tone for his teams, especially in those years the Seawolves make a run to the national championship game. He likes the group he's got this spring.

April 15, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Grove City had never defeated Dayton prior to last weekend, but it's not necessarily something the Wolverines have dwelled on. They do, however, embrace the underdog role.

April 15, 2013
Making Sense: Adelphi's FOGOs Opening Eyes
Greg Puskuldjian and Rashad Cureton have been critical in the Panthers success, but they've also turned Gordon Purdie into a better coach.

April 12, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Are We Close to Parity Yet?
Just because there appears to more than the usual suspects in the title hunt doesn't mean there is parity. Nor should we want it.

April 12, 2013
Weekender: Endicott's Wizard of Ozycz
Sam Ozycz put his job prospects on hold to return for one last season with the Gulls and take care of some unfinished business.

April 11, 2013
Schooling Schooler: A Fond Farewell to the MCLA
It's been a fun ride for Jac Coyne and Nick Schooler, but this will be the last installment in the Schooling Schooler series.

April 8, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
After last season Merrimack's Connor Reagan could have mailed in the rest of his lacrosse career. Instead, he got better, and is now one of the hottest goalies in the country starting for one of the best teams.

April 8, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Aurora is mashing up its competition in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference, evoking images of a young Cabrini program. It won't be all clear sailing for the Spartans, however, with three important regular games left on the docket.

April 8, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
UNLV is in the second year back in the MCLA and, while the numbers are a little thin, the Rebels are not a team to be taken lightly.

April 8, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
It's already surprising that North Dakota State has a competitive program, but the Bison keep on facing -- and hurdling -- obstacles on their way to another tourney berth.

April 8, 2013
Making Sense: Good Times Back for Kyle Holechek
Kyle Holechek is a fun-loving type of guy, but it took his arrival at Stevenson for the lacrosse good times to roll.

April 5, 2013
Weekender: Cohen Shouldering the Load for Cal
Suffering from chronic shoulder problems, Cal's Dan Cohen could have left lacrosse behind. His decision to stay was huge for the Bears.

April 4, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Understanding Senior Day
Senior Day is not a satisfying afternoon for all players, but they should know that playing time doesn't determine the value of a lacrosse career.

April 3, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Time for Some Bracketing
We're into April, so whether you want to or not, it's time for a dry run at projecting the 16-team field for the national tournament in Greenville.

April 1, 2013
Making Sense: Stevens' Inseparable First Midfield
Rich Dupras, Harrison Dorne and Nicolas Phillipi use different skills and personalities to give the Ducks the most prolific midfield around.

March 29, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: How Does the Empire 8 Stack Up?
The E8 has always boasted some of the top teams in the country, but it needs more balance top to bottom to be a power conference.

March 28, 2013
Weekender: Pfeiffer's Kirk Emerges From Shadows
After playing behind a pair of future D-II All-Americans in high school, Hayden Kirk is making a name for himself with the Falcons.

March 28, 2013
Schooling Schooler: A Truly National Organization
While the lower NCAA divisions are caught up in regional competition, the MCLA is canvassing the nation and should be applauded.

March 25, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Lake Erie's loss to Merrimack came on the heels of a three-hour cardio workout shoveling the game field, but it has been one of the few bumps for the Storm so far.

March 25, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Middlebury head coach Dave Campbell is pleased with the Panthers' start, but this is the point of the season when things went south last spring.

March 25, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Regardless of what happens in Colorado - the Panthers have already lost to the Buffs and have CSU next - Chapman is in a lot better place than it was at the beginning of the year.

March 25, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
The story of the 2013 version of the Liberty program can't be told without first remembering what happened to the '05 edition of the Flames.

March 25, 2013
Making Sense: The Evolution of Bennett Cord
His first two years at Washington College didn't go as planned, but a watershed event helped turn Bennett Cord and the Shoremen around.

March 22, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Embracing New Tourney Format
With the potential for a 32-team field next spring, the NCAA Division III tourney may feature a mini-regional. Is this a good thing?

March 22, 2013
Weekender: King Still Answering Call for St. John's
Mike King had to be lured back to the St. John's (Minn.) lacrosse team, but he's been a staple for the Johnnies ever since.

March 21, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Handicapping the POY Race
We're already two months into the season, so it's time to start figuring out who's in the running for the MCLA's Player of the Year.

March 18, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
With a couple of transfers changing the culture, Molloy is looking more and more like a threat in the stacked ECC.

March 18, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Dan Knapton just wanted his son to have a couple of games closer to home. In order to do it, he created one of the cooler events in Division III.

March 18, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
The three games in 26 hours probably wasn't the smartest scheduling for Pitt, but the Panthers learned a little about themselves and what they need to do from here on out.

March 18, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Losing Jon Bonacore was a blow and bowing to Dayton on Saturday didn't help, but Briarcliffe has dealt with this all before.

March 18, 2013
Making Sense: Not Much to Say, Just a Picture
We can do some players of the week and some notebooks, but it's tough to get excited about anything right now.

March 15, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: The Potential of Chris. Newport
The Captains are looking good for a tourney bid this spring. Can the program stay viable for the postseason when it moves to the CAC?

March 14, 2013
Limestone, Le Moyne In Another '12 Reunion
The Saints and Dolphins renew acquaintances after meeting in the NCAA semifinals last spring. Traditionally, the two teams have contrasting approaches, and that should be the case once again.

March 14, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Rethinking Coaching Longevity
For quite a while, trends pointed to MCLA success being predicated on long-serving coaches. It's actually simpler than that.

March 11, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Seton Hill coach Brian Novotny doesn't know whether he fully buys into the concept of a "good loss," but if there was ever one that he's seen, it was the Griffins setback at the hands of NYIT in February.

March 11, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
It's not always easy to make big in-season changes, but Nazareth has made a couple of them and it appears to be paying off for the Flyers.

March 11, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
The trip down to Florida was challenging enough for Boston College, but with their indoor facility destroyed by inclement weather, the Eagles 3-0 run through Texas was impressive.

March 11, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Westminster is operating as if they are playing two seasons at the same time. One is their standard quest for a national championship, the second is to get ready for the jump to Division I next year.

March 11, 2013
Making Sense: Looking Out for Number One
Four coaches atop the rankings in D-II, D-III and both MCLAs have very different, and occasionally similar, thoughts on being ranked No. 1.

March 7, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Does NESCAC Fall Ban Matter?
The NESCAC's ban on fall ball competition is mildly annoying, but it's difficult to get too bent out of shape about it.

March 6, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Is Duluth Already in Trouble?
With the UMLC losing its automatic qualifier this year, Duluth is on the tightrope this spring. But is it already too late for the Dawgs?

March 4, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Pace had a promising start to the season with a 2-0 start in Colorado, but Dave Carty knows that's not the end of the story. Also, Adelphi grabs bragging rights against LIU Post.

March 4, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Even though they lost to Stevenson again this spring, RIT and Jake Coon are in a much different place than they were in 2010 when the Mustangs defeated the Tigers. The overtime score is indicative of that.

March 4, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Colorado managed to down Oregon in overtime, but this is just the start of difficult stretch of games for the Buffs. Also, Georgia Tech grinds on.

March 4, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Coast Guard head coach Gary Weller calls it his Holy Grail. The Bears are good this year, but it's all about dethroning Briarcliffe atop the PCLL.

March 4, 2013
Making Sense: Ray Rostan Is More Than a Number
Hampden-Sydney coach Ray Rostan won his 300th game with the Tigers this spring. The milestone is the least impressive thing about him.

March 1, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Salty Times for the Sea Gulls
It has been an interesting February for Salisbury. Despite finishing up the month 3-2, it's unwise to pour dirt on the defending champs.

February 27, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Here Comes the WCLL
The WCLL looked dead in the water in 2010. It has rebounded nicely, however, and has even greater potential lying ahead of it.

February 25, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Most programs are judged on wins and losses. Others find a way to set themselves apart with their good deeds. Florida Tech's efforts to help a teammate recover from the impact of the Newtown tragedy is a testament to the program. And the wins are just a bonus.

February 25, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Washington College finds a way to solve its Gopher problem and Washington & Lee has a spring break to remember

February 25, 2013
MCLA Division I Notebook
Stanford was primed for a big year, but this big? The Cardinal is undefeated against one of the best schedules in the country and eyeing a high tournament seed. Still, they're not getting too excited on The Farm.

February 25, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
It's a whole different ball game for Dayton head coach Charlie Mark. Whether it be his coaching staff, the schedule or even his health, 2013 offers plenty of challenges.

February 25, 2013
Making Sense: The Delicate Science of Platooning
After the last year's final four, it appeared Colorado State's goalie platoon was over. Nope. The Rams are fully committed.

February 22, 2013
Limestone v. Dowling III: It Still Means Something
Compared to last year, Saturday is a low-stakes meeting between the Saints and Lions. But we all know both want this win badly.

February 21, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: The Day Spring Break Died
It used to be that bad weather teams would come south just looking for a game. Turf has complete changed that mindset.

February 20, 2013
New Coach, New Reality for Minnesota-Duluth
Sam Litman has become the first hometown coach for Minnesota-Duluth, which certainly has its advantages. However, without an AQ to the MCLA tourney, plenty of challenges await the Bulldogs.

February 20, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Where Are We Headed Next?
It seems doubtful that the MCLA will be heading back to Greenville in '14. What locations make the most sense?

February 18, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
It might be a little thin on numbers, but the expectations haven't diminished for NYIT this spring. And they're even using the approach of one of their neighborhood rivals.

February 18, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
After Lynchburg's thrilling win against Sailsbury on Saturday, Hornets' head coach Steve Koudelka addressed Jac Coyne's three key plotlines emerging from the contest.

February 18, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Andy Garrigan didn't take over the Texas program in the manner in which he hoped, but he and the Longhorns are trying to make it work. After UT destroyed Florida State to improve 5-0 on Saturday, things appear to be on track.

February 18, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
In just its second year in the MCLA, Florida Gulf Coast had 60 players come out for the team this spring. Expectations are sky-high for the Eagles.

February 18, 2013
Making Sense: SLU Breaking Out of Cold Storage
Cooped up indoors for much of its preseason with occasional trips outside, St. Lawrence is trying to make it work in lacrosse's version of the arctic.

February 15, 2013
Tampa Looking to "Go After" Limestone Tonight
The Spartans played 23 minutes of good lacrosse against Limestone last year, but the Saints evenutally pulled away. Rory Whipple's crew gets another shot tonight.

February 15, 2013
Can St. Mary's Keep the CAC a Two-Bid League?
Salisbury and Stevenson have dominated the Capital Athletic Conference since 2009. With the Mustangs off to the MAC, is this the Seahawks' time to take a seat at the tournament table?

February 14, 2013
Coyne v. Censer: Saying Goodbye to a D-I Coach
Division III sent a couple of coaches to the scholarship ranks this spring. What is the impact and why doesn't it happen more often?

February 13, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Swinging from the Gallows Poll
The MCLA is the only lacrosse league where the weekly poll is a selection criterion. It's time for that practice to stop.

February 11, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
Kevin Tyska, Wheeling Jesuit's former head coach, passed away five years ago, but it is just now that the Cardinals are finally recovering.

February 11, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Sunday's score might not show it, but the 2013 edition of Salisbury will have a very different look. At this point, the Gulls' offense is just along for the ride.

February 11, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
The NCLL is an important league in the landscape of collegiate lacrosse, but it's not for every team. George Washington felt it was ready for a move to the MCLA.

February 11, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Depsite some impressive victories over the last couple of seasons, the University of Portland has not been able to grab the attention of national poll voters. That could change this year.

February 11, 2013
Making Sense: No Warm-Up Needed for St. Thomas
They enter the 2013 season as a dynasty, but St. Thomas is jumping right into the fire. Are the Tommies ready?

February 7, 2013
Florida Southern Looking to Make Rivalry Statement
They are meeting for just the third time on Friday night, but the Tampa-Florida Southern game is a full blown rivalry. The Mocs are eager to get it on.

February 6, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Can Teams Survive The Move?
Two more teams are moving from MCLA-II to MCLA-I this spring. Will they have more success than their predecessors?

February 5, 2013
NCAA Division II Weekly Notebook
While there are still some question marks in the starting line-up, Limestone got exactly what it wanted out of the scrimmage with Duke.

February 5, 2013
NCAA Division III Weekly Notebook
Albright set the bar for start-up programs in 2012, but things will definitely be tougher for the Lions in Year Two. Jake Plunket knows it and is enjoying the challenge.

February 5, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
They don't get much respect in the LSA, but LSU has high hopes after a decent start to the season. The biggest challenge is immediately ahead of them.

February 5, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
It was a tiny mistake in a weekly poll, but MCLA Division II needs to make sure that small errors don't lead to big misperceptions. Plus, Houston returns in style.

February 5, 2013
Making Sense: UCSB in the Process of Regrouping
After an upset loss to Stanford, Mike Allan must make sure UC Santa Barbara can stick to "the process" as they go forward.

February 1, 2013
Dowling Receives Rings on First Day of Practice
The Division II defending champs received their hardware on Jan. 24 -- the first day of spring practice -- in order to finish one season and start another.

January 28, 2013
St. Michael's Close to Naming Interim Coach
With Brian Kingsbury leaving for start-up Lynn, the Purple Knights are hoping to have an interim lined up for the season "shortly."

January 24, 2013
Tufts Men Sanctioned for ‘Unacceptable Behavior’
In the wake of an external investigation of inappropriate remarks made during a volleyball game, 27 members of the Tufts men's lacrosse team will be suspended for the first two games of the season.

January 23, 2013
Murphy Making Best of Weird Situation at Mt. Olive
He came to Mount Olive late in the process and took over a team that had the potential to fracture. But Mike Murphy has cobbled together a first-year squad that might surprise some people.

January 23, 2013
D-III Reaps Benefits From D-I Early Recruiting
It may not be the best for everyone, but Division I coaches' early recruiting tactics have been a boon for Division III.

January 18, 2013
Walsh Hoping to Build on Season in Purgatory
It is still a year away from eligibility to the NCAA Division II tournament, but Walsh is starting its program in '13. There are plenty of obstacles, but the ultimate objective - competitiveness - is within reach.

January 17, 2013
No AQ? No Problem for Sam Houston State
The Lone Star Alliance's Division II league has lost its automatic qualifier this spring, meaning conference heavyweight Sam Houstonn State will be operating without a net. That might be a good thing.

January 15, 2013
Marywood Men Heading to L.I. in Sandy Relief Effort
The effects of Hurricane Sandy have been bumped from the front pages, but help is still needed. The Marywood (Pa.) men are using one of their last free weekends before the start of the season to help a Long Island community.

January 15, 2013
Long Way Home: Brand Finds His Spot at TxState
The path from the Ivy League to Lone Star Alliance is definitely the one least traveled. Mike Brand thinks he can make it work.

January 14, 2013
Kennesaw State Utilizing, Flirting with MCLA Div. I
Despite hindering them on Selection Sunday, Kennesaw State continues to expand its MCLA-I schedule. The Owls might not be that far away from just making the jump themselves.

January 11, 2013
Division III to Adopt New Regional Format in ‘14
Instead of only looking at in-region results in their primary criteria folder, the Division III men's lacrosse committee will be taking into account all games when picking the tournament field.

January 3, 2013
After D-I Transfer, Novotny Embracing Pitt Project
A former Division I prospect turned MCLA blueblood, Pitt's Tyler Novotny has the mojo to take Panthers to new heights.

January 3, 2013
Arthur Stares Down Challenges for Westminster
When Jake Arthur, Lacrosse Magazine's MCLA Division II Preseason Player of the Year, gets in a zone, good luck getting him out of it.

January 1, 2013
Postseason Spoiler: Small School Tourney Brackets
It's the new year and we're just under six months until the culmination of the 2013 season. Here's a sneak peek as to what the brackets will look like for the small schools in May.

December 28, 2012
Coyne's 2012 Small College Year in Review
Another year is in the books and Jac Coyne examines the small school realm with topics, awards and predictions for '13.

December 20, 2012
The Coaches Game: Division I vs. Division III
What's a good time-killer for the holidays? How about a mythical game between the D-III and D-I coaches for divisional bragging rights.

December 6, 2012
Independent's Day: D-III Tourney Bid Breakdown
The NCAA has disclosed the size of the 2013 Division III tournament and which pools the bids have been allotted to. The numbers suggest it's a good year to be an independent.

November 29, 2012
A Tale of Two MAC Conferences
The Middle Atlantic Conference split last year, but this spring there will be two separate bids involved. At first glance it looks like the Commonwealth got the better end of the deal, but is that really the case?

November 7, 2012
Does Carthage's Doubleheader Break New Ground?
Carthage is playing a pair of regular season games in the same day in what could be a first for a men's NCAA program.

November 5, 2012
Hope, Change and a Labor of Lacrosse Love
Mike Schanhals played for Hope College in the '80s, coached its MCLA program and is now leading the Dutchmen to the next level.

November 2, 2012
Is Going Greenville Sustainable?
Moving its championship to South Carolina saved the MCLA money, but taxed the qualifying teams. By opening up the bidding process for '14, it appears this spring could be the last tourney held in Greenville.

October 30, 2012
30 in 30: Can Nazareth Start a New Streak?
For the first time in their 27-year history, the Golden Flyers suffered a losing season. Odds are it won't happen again.

October 30, 2012
30 in 30: Is Clarkson Ready to be a Liberty Power?
Clarkson has always given the top teams a scare. With an experienced squad, the Knights are ready to win the close ones.

October 29, 2012
Despite Storm, Long Island Teams Doing Okay
Long Island is getting battered by Hurricane Sandy, but for now the players and coaches appear to be in good hands.

October 24, 2012
Can Otterbein Keep Ohio in the Pool B Business?
The NCAC's move to the auto-qualifying realm has opened up the race for Pool B bids, especially in the Buckeye State. Can Otterbein fill the independent void before the Ohio Athletic Conference comes online, as well?

October 23, 2012
30 in 30: Can Colorado Mesa Earn Western Respect?
In its second year of existence, Colorado Mesa conquered the WILA. Earning respect on the national level won't be quite as easy.

October 19, 2012
Saint Leo Set to Christen New Facility
Situated on top of a parking garage, Saint Leo's state-of-the-art complex will be dedicated and receive its first action tonight when the Lions scrimmage Central Florida.

October 17, 2012
30 in 30: Can Tampa Reach its Improbable Goal?
Tampa's goal was to earn a national ranking in its first year. Now the Spartans have their sites set on an NCAA berth.

October 16, 2012
30 in 30: Can Davenport Weather Its Next Move?
With a former meteorologist as their new coach, can the Panthers find success in MCLA Division I?

October 10, 2012
Podesta Outlines MCLA Restructuring Proposal
Gary Podesta, the chair of the MCLA competition committee, outlines his proposal to adjust the association's divisional model.

October 9, 2012
30 in 30: Will the Lions Always Be Stuck in the Middle?
Completely landlocked by states not offering D-II lacrosse, Lindenwood hopes to be the gateway for the division.

October 9, 2012
30 in 30: Can van de Veerdonk Be Household Name?
Oneonta operates in the large SUNYAC shadow cast by Cortland, but Jimmy van de Veerdonk is trying to change that.

October 4, 2012
Lynchburg Creates Perfect D-III Fall Ball Model
The usefulness of fall ball is debatable, but if Division III schools wanted to maximize their 16 dates and one scrimmage in autumn, they'd be wise to follow Lynchburg's blueprint.

October 2, 2012
30 in 30: Can Boise State Cure Its Case of the Blues?
Boise State's blue turf is an effective branding tool, but can the Broncos become known for more than just a recognizable rug?

October 2, 2012
30 in 30: Can Stimmel Balance Faith and Lacrosse?
There are always challenges blending religion and sports, but former Ohio State captain Andrew Stimmel has found the perfect platform.

September 29, 2012
Associates to Help SCAC Keep Auto Qualifier
Facing the loss of its Pool A status after the 2014 season, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced the addition of five associate members in '14, keeping the league solvent for the foreseeable future.

September 25, 2012
30 in 30: A Win that Lost a National Championship?
Limestone destroyed Dowling on the Lions own field to end the regular season, but couldn't replicate the victory in Foxborough. Why?

September 25, 2012
30 in 30: Can Kelly Bring Whittier All the Way Back?
Whittier was near the top of the world in '03. Ten years later, things are a lot different. Brian Kelly hopes to return the Poets' luster.

September 14, 2012
NCAA Division II Summer Notebook
Things are looking good for Mercyhurst; LIU-Post digging out of a ditch; Lincoln Memorial to join the party?; notes.

September 14, 2012
NCAA Division III Summer Notebook
The NCAC's Catch-22; ODAC scheduling gets tighter; Salisbury being Salisbury; Cabrini can't hide disappointment; notes.

September 14, 2012
MCLA Division I Summer Notebook
Colorado State hoping to avoid BYU pitfall; the selection committee gets reshaped; SELC hoping for a rebound; notes.

September 14, 2012
MCLA Division II Summer Notebook
MCLA-II's new threat; Indiana Tech hoping to keep the CCLA a three-bid league; Bison oozing confidence; notes.

September 14, 2012
Making Sense: Time for More Rule Changes
The NCAA rule changes are a hot topic right now, but a couple of others that would help the sport, particularly the coaches.

September 7, 2012
Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: MCLA Div. II
The summer is nearly at a close, so it's time for the final installment of Jac Coyne's offseason rankings. Up now: MCLA-II.

September 4, 2012
USC Takes Steps Toward an MCLA Return
After its dismissal from the MCLA after the 2011 season, Southern Cal has reapplied for admission to the association and will be operating as a 'provisional member' this spring.

September 4, 2012
Midsummer Night's Power Rankings: MCLA Div. I
It's the offseason, so it's time for Jac Coyne's Midsummer Night's Power Rankings. Up now: MCLA Division I.

August 24, 2012
Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: NCAA D-III
The weather's hot and the season is still six months away. Seems like a perfect time for Jac Coyne's offseason power rankings. This time, it's NCAA D-III.

August 15, 2012
Simon Fraser Keeping an Eye on Varsity Status
Simon Fraser became the first Canadian school to be approved for NCAA status last month. Will the MCLA school be transitioning to the Division II anytime soon?

August 14, 2012
History Repeats: MCLA to Debate a Third Division
It's been on the agenda for nearly a decade, and the MCLA will once again debate the addition of a third division when it convenes for its winter meeting in December.

August 10, 2012
Midsummer Night's Power Rankings: NCAA D-II
The heat is up and the college chatter is dormant. It's time for a Midsummer Power Ranking. Jac Coyne kicks it off with NCAA Division II.

July 20, 2012
Amherst Eyeing a Move Back to the Future
Amherst's high expectations fizzled at the end of the 2012 season. The Lord Jeffs won't have a bulls-eye this year, which is the way they want it.

July 12, 2012
Kivlen Rallies for Strong First Season at Montclair
The start to the season wasn't exactly what Chris Kivlen was looking for when he came to Montclair from Albany. But the Red Hawks rallied and the expectations are higher for 2013.

July 9, 2012
Moosbrugger, St. Thomas Win One for Dad
Tommies head coach Pete Moosbrugger lost his father at the beginning of the season, but with the help of his program, he was able to give him a proper farewell.

July 5, 2012
Another Division: Grand Canyon Still On the Move
A year after moving from NCAA Division II to MCLA Division II, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University is on the move again, this time to MCLA Division I.

June 27, 2012
Bowdoin Job Presents Challenges for Archbell
The Polar Bears new head coach has one of the premier jobs in Division III, but there are plenty of obstacles facing him. He feels he's up for the task.

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