September 17, 2012

Gary Lambrecht

Gary is a regular contributor to Lacrosse Magazine and

May 31, 2016
Heel Yeah! Carolina Battles Back to Win Wild OT Final
The 2016 edition of the North Carolina men's lacrosse team will go down as the one that ended a 25-year national title drought for the program, thanks to a thrilling OT win over Maryland in Philadelphia.

May 20, 2016
NCAA Notes: Towson 'D' Can't Rest Against Loyola
A week after taking down Denver, there is no let up for the Towson defense against Loyola.

May 14, 2016
NCAA Notes: Marquette's Surreal Week
A Big East title and home game in the NCAA tournament made for an unprecedented week in the life of the Marquette lacrosse team while Denver got a good look at its opponent this week.

May 6, 2016
NCAA Notes: All or Nothing for Fairfield and Towson
The winner of Saturday's CAA final will play on. The loser is almost certainly done. Who will come away with the extended schedule?

April 29, 2016
Army Stuns Navy in PL Semis for Second Straight Year
Two straight seasons, Navy has won the Patriot League crown and hosted the league tournament. Two straight seasons, rival Army knocked off the Mids in the semifinals, this time in dominating 9-3 fashion.

April 29, 2016
NCAA Notes: Hofstra Off the Mat, Ready for Run
After a bad mid-season slump, Hofstra is hitting its stride at the right time of year, plus looks at Maryland's dangerous offense, Villanova's Froccaro brothers and Navy's Chris Fennell.

April 22, 2016
NCAA Notes: Fairfield Recovers from Stumble to Lead CAA
A tough non-conference slate and injuries took a toll on Fairfield, but the Stags have recovered and have a chance to take the CAA crown.

April 15, 2016
NCAA Notes: Young Guns Keeping Loyola in Patriot Mix
Loyola is in a race with Navy and Army to host the Patriot League tournament, due largely to contributions from young players, while St. Joseph's and Bryant prepare to battle for the NEC crown and Syracuse looks to right the ship.

April 13, 2016
Score, Feed, Score Again: 'It's a Great Life,' Says Brown's Molloy
Brown's Dylan Molloy burst on the national scene as a goal-scorer, but has become equal parts feeder this season. The Bears' offense is better off because of it.

April 8, 2016
NCAA Notes: The ACC Having a Rare Off-Year?
Outside of top-ranked Notre Dame, the normally all-powerful Atlantic Coast Conference seems unusually vulnerable in 2016.

April 1, 2016
NCAA Notes: Maryland Steers Clear of Mid-Week Curse
Maryland coach John Tillman has seen some things. The Terps' win over Drexel on a Tuesday night a few weeks ago is more impressive than probably imagined.

March 25, 2016
NCAA Notes: Role Players Key Hopkins' Surge
Winners of three straight, including handing Syracuse its first loss in OT last weekend, the Blue Jays are getting contributions from up and down the lineup.

March 18, 2016
NCAA Notes: Defense Setting Tone for Richmond's Start
Coach Dan Chemotti may be known for his offensive work at previous stops, but Richmond's 6-1 start is built on the Spiders' back line.

March 12, 2016
Duke Rebounds in Big Way, Routs Loyola
Coming off two straight losses, No. 8 Duke put together a dominant performance on the road at Loyola on Saturday afternoon.

March 11, 2016
NCAA Notes: Role Reversal Has Brown Offense Humming
A look at the prolific Brown offense and Dylan Molloy's changing role in it, Rutgers' hot start and Duke's recent slide mark Gary Lambrechts look at the MD1 world.

February 24, 2016
Even Thinner Midfield Part of Blue Jays' Work in Progress
Johns Hopkins lost another midfielder last week — to an ACL injury — making the unit even thinner as the Blue Jays tinker with their offensive lineup.

February 20, 2016
Loyola Hangs On to Nip Neighbor Johns Hopkins
Loyola withstood a late rally to defeat Johns Hopkins 9-8, the Greyhounds second win over a Top 10 program to start the season and record third straight over their neighborhood rivals.

January 15, 2016
Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 16 Towson (Men)
With one of the top defenses in the country, backed by goalie Tyler White, Towson is the preseason favorite in the Colonial Athletic Association and No. 16 in the Nike/LM Preseason Top 20.

May 30, 2015
Lambrecht: Parting Thoughts at the Close of the Season
Would Hopkins have given Denver more of a challenge? What do we take from another sparse crowd? And how does the ACC recover from a humbling May? That and more as Gary Lambrecht empties his notebook.

May 25, 2015
The Big 40: Maryland's Quest to End an Ignominious Streak
Has it really been 40 years since Maryland last won the NCAA title? LM revisits four decades of near misses and especially painful finishes.

May 25, 2015
Who can Handle the Heat of Memorial Day?
Denver is looking for its first NCAA title. Maryland is looking to end a 40-year drought. The crucible of Memorial Day awaits in Philadelphia for both.

May 23, 2015
Maryland Holds Off Rival Hopkins for Finals Berth
Johns Hopkins rallied from down five to tie in the 4th quarter, but Maryland earned its 12th NCAA finals appearance with a 12-11 victory in Philadelphia.

May 23, 2015
NCAA Notes: The Whims of Championship Weekend
Final Four. It's everybody's goal to get here, but anything can happen once they roll the ball out and blow the whistle.

May 20, 2015
Terps Content in Winning Without Glamor in Final Four Run
Sure, Maryland may not play the sexiest type of lacrosse in the spectrum of the game - but they're fine with that as they prepare for rival Johns Hopkins on Saturday.

May 16, 2015
NCAA Notes: Can Ohio State Stay Hot in Quarters?
After ending Duke's run, can Ohio State make its first final four with a home-standing Denver team up next? Meanwhile Hopkins and Syracuse set the stage for another showdown Sunday.

May 14, 2015
Carolina Looks to Silence Doubters, End Drought of its Own
Carolina is 0-for-3 under coach Joe Breschi on quarterfinal weekends, but Sunday brings another chance at a first final four berth since the halcyon days of the early 1990s.

May 8, 2015
NCAA Notes: Adjustments the Key to Jones' Growth
After a dominating physical performance in Duke's championship run last spring, Miles Jones has blossomed into an equally good distributor, helping bolster his Tewaaraton case.

May 7, 2015
Lambrecht: Expect High Scoring Affairs for 45th NCAAs
If your team goes down big early, don't be too afraid. It seems like just about everyone has some big offense at the ready in the 45th DI men's NCAA tournament.

May 2, 2015
Hopkins Stays Hot With Big Ten Title Win Over Ohio State
Ryan Brown set the single-season goals record for Johns Hopkins, which locked up an NCAA tournament spot with the first-ever Big Ten title on Saturday night in College Park.

May 1, 2015
NCAA Notes: St. Joe's Hopes to Capitalize on NCAA Chance
With a shot at the NCAA tournament in its grasp, an improved Saint Joseph's team hopes to learn from last year's stumble at the NEC tournament.

April 29, 2015
Lambrecht: Colgate's Big Recovery from Early Slide
A hot start for Colgate tapered into a March slide, but the Raiders have come together in a big way on the way to the Patriot League title. How far can they go in May?

April 24, 2015
NCAA Notes: Ohio State Prepped for Dark-Horse Role?
The Buckeyes have seen a bit of everything this spring. Could they be primed for a deep run in the tournament next month?

April 23, 2015
Ben Williams - Syracuse's X-Factor
From Minnesota via Worcester, Mass., Ben Williams has been a revelation for Syracuse this spring - dominating at the X to fuel championship hopes in the upcoming May Madness.

April 15, 2015
Barrett Indispensible Between Pipes for Virginia
By standing up to withering fire at times, goalie Matt Barrett also has cemented his place as arguably Virginia’s most indispensable player in 2015.

April 8, 2015
Terps Defense Has Answered Preseason Questions
The Maryland defense has emphatically erased any doubt about if or how it would perform this year. Can anyone crack the Terps' shell?

April 3, 2015
NCAA Notes: Kemp Epitomizes Brown's Success
After a win over Princeton, Brown is in the drivers' seat in the Ivy League, and LSM Larken Kemp is an emerging star for the go-go Bears.

April 1, 2015
Like Parity? Look No Further than Patriot League '15
After some unexpected early results, the Patriot League can't count on anything but an AQ bid to the NCAAs. But the race, if the season so far is indication, will be a mad one.

March 27, 2015
Thompson Fights Through Injury, Makes Adjustments
Albany appears to have shaken off early-season rust, but Lyle Thompson has still been bothered by an injury, says coach Scott Marr. Plus, what Notre Dame and Cornell are looking like at this point in Gary Lambrecht's notebook.

March 25, 2015
NCAA Notes: Navy's MVP, ACC's Bid-Steals and More
With conference play coming in full force as we enter the latter half of the men's DI schedule, Gary Lambrecht checks in with a look at some odds and ends around lacrosse.

March 21, 2015
Coholan Strike Lifts Virginia Over Hopkins in OT Thriller
Greg Coholan's OT game-winner capped a late rally for Virginia to give the Cavaliers a 16-15 victory at Johns Hopkins.

March 21, 2015
NCAA Notes: Headline Western Tilt for Former ACC Foes
If Maryland and North Carolina were still in the ACC, tonight's Pacific Coast Shootout game in California would likely never have been scheduled.

March 18, 2015
Youth Movement Helping Georgetown Turn the Corner
Under third-year men’s coach Kevin Warne, the Hoyas have gone all in on a youth movement that is driving one of the country’s more notable offenses through the first half of 2015.

March 13, 2015
NCAA Notes: Depleted Hopkins D Faces Tall Order
WIth key players out, the Johns Hopkins defense has a tough task ahead in Saturday's showdown at No. 1 Syracuse.

March 12, 2015
Crusaders' Loss is Syracuse's Gain in Ben Williams
A longtime bugaboo for the Syracuse men has been the face-off game, but Holy Cross transfer Ben Williams has been a revelation for the Orange, who host Hopkins on Saturday.

March 6, 2015
NCAA Notes: Tough Sledding for CAA Favorites
Drexel, Hofstra and UMass figured to be among the heavyweights in the CAA this season. They've gotten off to a combined 2-11 start.

March 4, 2015
Lambrecht: Signs of Life in Early Season for Navy
The once powerful Navy men's team has been moribund of late - but there have been signs of life from Rick Sowell's team down in Annapolis so far in 2015.

February 25, 2015
Yale Quick to Put Maryland Win in Rear-View
Yale hadn't beaten Maryland since Calvin Coolidge was in office, but the Elis have tried to put the win behind them much quicker, looking forward instead of relishing the victory.

February 20, 2015
NCAA Notes: Marquette Riding Momentum in Strong Start
With a pair of Top 20 wins and a first-ever spot in the rankings, Marquette is riding high in the early going in 2015.

February 18, 2015
Penn State Looks to Overcome 'Hiccup' vs. Loyola
At home in the Big Ten now, Penn State doesn't have to stress about high-RPI contests being its only ticket to the dance. But the Nittany Lions still have a lot of growing to do.

February 12, 2015
NCAA Notes: Anatomy of a Towson Upset
Gary Lambrecht looks at Tuesday's upset win for Towson over Johns Hopkins, Army's strong start and Virginia's level-headed defense in this week's notebook.

February 11, 2015
Towson Loss Latest Swing in Emotional Start for Hopkins
Flat-footed against a game Towson team in its second game of 2015, Johns Hopkins is still figuring itself out following the late January death of freshman defenseman Jeremy Huber.

February 7, 2015
NCAA Notes: Big Opener for Cavaliers and Greyhounds
Loyola and Virginia are opening against each other the second straight season - can they possibly match the excitement of last year's thriller in Charlottesville?

February 4, 2015
After Rough Offseason, Maryland Ready to Get to Work
Transfers, legal troubles and academic issues for star players made the span between last year's semifinals appearance and this year's beginning tough for Maryland. But don't count out the Terps just yet.

January 28, 2015
#LMRanks DI Men's Preview: No. 3 Duke
WIth three NCAA championships in five years - can Duke come together once again and make a run at 'dynasty' status with a third consecutive crown?

January 26, 2015
#LMRanks DI Men's Preview: No. 5 Johns Hopkins
A pair of Stanwicks, a top draw man, and a ton of returning starters besides, Johns Hopkins has quite a bit going for it as the season dawns. Can the Blue Jays get to the top?

January 21, 2015
#LMRanks DI Men's Preview: No. 8 Maryland
It was a tough offseason for the Terrapins, but plenty of talent returns from last year's NCAA semifinalist. Where will John Tillman and Co. land in the Big Ten hierarchy?

January 6, 2015
#LMRanks DI Men's Preview: No. 19 Bryant
A monumental upset of Syracuse got the Bulldogs to the NCAA quarterfinals - can up-the-middle duo Gunnar Waldt and Kevin Massa key the No. 19 Bulldogs once more?

January 2, 2015
Myles The Man for Duke Lacrosse
A big guy with big personality, Duke’s Myles Jones inhabits a world bursting with possibilities - featured in this month's Lacrosse Magazine

June 23, 2014
Fundamentally Sound, "Fletch" Rolls for U.S. Men
Swagger isn’t his thing. Fundamentals are. Loyola’s unassuming lockdown defender is lone collegian in the Team USA mix.

May 29, 2014
Lambrecht: Is Duke the Modern Lacrosse Dynasty?
Before Duke won its first title in 2010, it had been an exclusive club for ages atop the Men's DI. Are the Blue Devils the new dynasty in the sport with their back-to-back titles and three in five years?

May 24, 2014
Duke Has All Answers in Semifinal Win Over Denver
Duke had to pull all the stops to defeat a resolute Denver team in the NCAA semifinals. But, as usual, John Danowski's Blue Devils had the right answers for every challenge.

May 23, 2014
NCAA Notes: Notre Dame's Finishing Touch
John Scioscia has played a breakout role in Notre Dame's final four run, serving as the finisher to Matt Kavanagh's initiator.

May 21, 2014
Amato the Backbone of Maryland's Final Four Run
A four-year starter and one of the nation's best, Niko Amato has done about all a goalie can save win an NCAA title. Can he (and the Terrapins) cross that off their bucket list in Baltimore this weekend?

May 16, 2014
NCAA Notes: Notre Dame D Prepped for Tough Task
The Fighting Irish have played tough offenses all season in the ACC. How will they do with a week to prepare for Albany?

May 14, 2014
Lambrecht: Is the MD1 Age of Parity Finally Here?
With three of the first four seeds knocked out in the opening weekend and a bevy of potential unseeded entries to the final four, is the long-awaited 'parity' finally a part of Men's DI lacrosse?

May 7, 2014
Lambrecht: Drexel Finally Breaks Through to NCAAs
With a pair of thrilling CAA tournament victories, the Drexel Dragons finally made it through to the NCAA tournament - and they wouldn't mind keeping the roll going.

May 2, 2014
NCAA Notes: Yale Finding Success Despite Injuries
An Ivy League semifinalist and decent candidate for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, Yale has persevered through injury troubles this spring.

April 30, 2014
NCAA Notes: Can UMBC Shock AE Fave Albany?
Everybody loves the Great Danes, but the America East AQ is their only likely path to the NCAA dance. Could plucky UMBC play spoiler in this weekend's tournament?

April 25, 2014
NCAA Notes: Golden Eagles Soaring in Second Year
Playing Denver this weekend for a shot at the Big East regular-season title, Marquette has defied expectations in its second year as a varsity program.

April 23, 2014
Lambrecht: PSU Undone by CAA Postseason Ban
Talk of March must-win games filtered into the locker room and Penn State felt the pressure of knowing it couldn't play in this year's CAA tournament.

April 18, 2014
Lambrecht: Tourney Atmosphere Already in the Air
We may be a week off from the start of conference tournaments and three weeks away from round one of NCAAs, but make no mistake - the post-season is already in play for many teams.

April 16, 2014
Trust in Attack Trio Paying Dividends for Hopkins
The attack trio of Wells Stanwick, Ryan Brown and Brandon Benn bring a touch of improvisational skill to the structured Blue Jay offense, and it's clicking as we approach playoff time.

April 12, 2014
NCAA Notes: Harvard Makes Case in Ivy Race

April 9, 2014
Meade, Paladins Working Through Growing Pains
In its debut season, Furman has had a tough road to an 0-10 start. But head coach Richie Meade and the Paladins know that the adversity is what will make them better as a program.

April 4, 2014
NCAA Notes: Defensive Mindset Paying Off for UNC
While there's no shortage of offense at North Carolina, a strong defensive group is what has the Tar Heels among the leaders of the brutal ACC so far this spring.

April 2, 2014
Maryland's West Getting Comfortable With Terps
A transfer from Cornell, sophomore Henry West is just settling in with his new team, and that's bad news for the rest of lacrosse if his five-point showing against Virginia is any sign.

March 19, 2014
Glesener's Devotion to Craft Pays Off for Army
Just nine months removed from ACL surgery, the reigning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year is rounding into form for the Black Knights, who just took No. 2 Loyola to the brink.

March 12, 2014
Lambrecht: Ward the Straw Stirring Loyola 'O' Drink
If it's possible to have a quiet goal and four assist night on national TV, Justin Ward did that for Loyola Sunday against Duke. But don't let that fool you.

March 7, 2014
NCAA Notes: Loyola's Solid Start to the Test Sunday
The Greyhound men have had a lot of things going right for them so far this season, but face a big test on Sunday with Duke coming to town.

March 5, 2014
NCAA Notes: Desperate Can Equal Dangerous
With no league title to pin its hopes on, the Penn State men's team is on a mission to rack up quality wins and get itself into the NCAA tournament this spring.

February 28, 2014
NCAA Notes: Drexel Living on the Edge So Far
Drexel's men have grown accustomed to thrilling finishes, with a one-goal win over Albany and two one-goal losses to Virginia and Villanova. Gary Lambrecht observes the Dragons' life on the tightrope in '14

February 26, 2014
Maryland Seniors, Freshmen Blending Well
Maryland's seniors have been there before, and are guiding a heralded freshman class along. They are willing to listen.

February 19, 2014
Duke's Strong Start Flies Under Radar on Campus
In the world of sports on the Duke campus, the exploits of the most successful men’s lacrosse program in America can spark a reaction that ranks somewhere between a yawn and a raised eyebrow.

February 12, 2014
Richmond Spiders Jump Right In to Division I Fray
As program debuts go, Richmond couldn't really ask for more. More than 4,000 home fans and a hard-fought game against in-state power Virginia.

February 8, 2014
NCAA Notes: Daddio Prepped for Comeback
After an up-and-down 2013 season, Syracuse face-off specialist Chris Daddio is ready to make another go at it in 2014, writes Gary Lambrecht.

February 6, 2014
Lambrecht: Albany Primed for Season in Spotlight
After an explosive 2013 season, expectations are high this spring for the Albany Great Danes. And that's just how they want it, writes LM's Gary Lambrecht

October 21, 2013
HOF 2013: Berkman Led Way to Salisbury Success
2013 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Jim Berkman has won more games than any other coach in NCAA history and shows no signs of slowing down.

May 31, 2013
John Desko Proved His Worth As A Coach In Defeat
Syracuse head coach John Desko began the 2013 season with five national championships under his belt during his previous 14 seasons as the man running the Orange. Desko may have validated his place among the coaching greats more than ever this past spring.

May 31, 2013
Duke Goalie's Play Got Lost Amidst Fireworks
Duke sophomore goalie Kyle Turri made a combined 27 saves at Lincoln Financial Field in the Blue Devils' two biggest victories that completed a championship season. Somehow, Turri was left off of the all-tournament team.

May 17, 2013
For Hopkins, It Was Only a Question of When
The news that Johns Hopkins would finally say goodbye to its independent status and apply for affiliation with a conference came as no surprise. For Hopkins, it was not a question of if, but when it would announce its intentions to join a league.

May 17, 2013
Cornell Asserts Its Trademark Hustle
As much as Cornell eliminated Maryland on Saturday due to the dominating presence of Rob Pannell on attack, it was the overall identity of the Big Red that ruled the day in its first-round, 16-8 rout of the Terrapins.

April 30, 2013
Look Who Is Not Or Might Not Be In The NCAAs
In the 42-year history of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament, there has never been a year when Johns Hopkins or Virginia have not participated. From 1987 through 2009, the national champion was always named either Hopkins, Virginia, Syracuse or Princeton.

April 22, 2013
Greyhounds Laugh Last in Face of ECAC Politics
Charley Toomey, the head coach of the defending national champion Loyola Greyhounds, would never say it publicly. Toomey has too much class for that. But don't think for a second that the seventh-ranked Greyhounds didn't feel extra good about their 19-11 rout at Hobart on Saturday.

April 22, 2013
Hopkins Win Signaled Magical Run for Albany
If 10th-ranked Albany breaks through in the postseason and makes its first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament final four, the Great Danes probably will look back on a memorable road trip to Baltimore in early April as the defining moment of a wild spring.

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