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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 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.

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.

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 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 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?

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.

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?

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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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.

June 22, 2012
Coyne's All-Americans: NCAA Division II
The proliferation of All-Americans has reached epidemic proportions. There can only be 12, and Jac Coyne has the NCAA D-II squad.

June 21, 2012
ECC Paves Way for Conference Tourney in 2014
One of two NCAA Division II conferences that does not sponsor a postseason tournament, the East Coast Conference is moving toward adding one in 2014.

June 20, 2012
Coyne's All-Americans: NCAA Division III
The proliferation of All-Americans has reached epidemic proportions. There can only be 12, and Jac Coyne has the NCAA D-III squad.

June 11, 2012
Coyne's All-Americans: MCLA Division I
The proliferation of All-Americans has reached epidemic proportions. There can only be 12, and Jac Coyne has the MCLA-I squad.

June 8, 2012
Hicks Out as Head Coach at Michigan State
Dwayne Hicks, the MCLA coach of the year in 2011 who narrowly missed upending the top seed in this year’s tournament, has been fired as the head coach at Michigan State.

June 8, 2012
Coyne's All-Americans: MCLA Division II
The proliferation of All-Americans has reached epidemic proportions. There can only be 12, and Jac Coyne has the MCLA-II squad.

June 5, 2012
Wrap: Thoughts from Memorial Day Weekend
Something old, something new and some interesting questions about the future of the small school championships.

May 28, 2012
Toomey, Tillman Finish Bittersweet Afternoon
Loyola coach Charley Toomey and Maryland head man John Tillman have a long friendship that won't be impacted by the Greyhounds victory on Monday.

May 27, 2012
Coyne's Pick: Limestone Parties Like Its 2002
An epic second quarter doomed Dowling in the regular season meeting with Limestone. It'll be closer, but the Saints will triumph again.

May 27, 2012
Home and Dowling Are Where DeMola’s Heart Is
He started his college career off Long Island, but Vito DeMola returned to his family and on Sunday brought a national title with him.

May 27, 2012
Coyne's Pick: The Salisbury Ultimatum
They are the defending champions. They have the best player. And they have numerous advantages against Cortland on Sunday. Is it even possible to pick against the Sea Gulls on Sunday?

May 26, 2012
Notre Dame’s Anderson Proud of Loyola
The last time Charley Toomey and Kevin Anderson were on the same field was as teammates 22 years ago in the 1990 national championship game. They were on opposite sidelines on Saturday in Gillette Stadium with a return trip to the title game on the line.

May 26, 2012
Cannone Content Being Salisbury's Second Fiddle
Sam Bradman has been the face of the Salisbury program for the past three years, but Matt Cannone has been just as critical.

May 25, 2012
Life of Riley: Dowling Has Confidence in FOGO
Whether it's delivering an overtime game-winner or having success against the top faceoff man in the country, Dowling believes in Lou Riley.

May 25, 2012
Kaminski Returns to the Cage for Cortland
A year after losing his starting goalie spot, Mike Kaminski has turned to the Red Dragon cage and has his team on the brink of a national title.

May 23, 2012
Limestone's Gartelman Bracing for Foxborough
There is a malignant funk coming from Steve Gartelman's superfluous knee brace, but it has smelled great to the Saints so far.

May 22, 2012
Report Card: Greenville Passes First MCLA Exam
The MCLA's experiment with Greenville, S.C., was generally successful, but there is still room for improvement.

May 21, 2012
Treasure Without Pirates
They were the bad boys of the MCLA. It took a dominant junior class to change the culture at Colorado State, which reaped the rewards with a national championship.

May 19, 2012
Colorado State Completes Drive for Number Five
Jack Regan made 11 saves and the Rams defense held Cal Poly scoreless for 34:32, helping CSU grab its fifth MCLA crown.

May 19, 2012
St. Thomas Clinches Dynasty, Rallies Past GVSU
Thanks to the play of goalie Ryan Zeilinger, who was almost pulled in the first half, St. Thomas won its third title in four years.

May 18, 2012
Can Underdogs Rule Again in NCAA Division II?
The favorites tumbled in the semifinals of last year's NCAA Division II tournament. Will history repeat itself, or are we on track for the favorites to square off in Foxboro?

May 18, 2012
Ternosky's MVP Award No Surprise to the Saints
The league coaches overrode J.B. Clarke's recommendation and made FOGO Jake Ternosky the league MVP. And all the Saints agree.

May 17, 2012
Carbonneau Saves St. Thomas, Thwarts Dayton
Peter Carbonneau scored with 1:38 left to give St. Thomas a 14-13 victory and fend off a late upset bid by the Flyers in the MCLA-II semis.

May 17, 2012
Colorado State's 'D' Squashes BYU Repeat Hopes
Using a sting defense and an eight-point evening from Austin Fisher, Colorado State ended the Cougars run, 11-5.

May 17, 2012
Grand Valley Dethrones Davenport in MCLA Semis
GVSU's Jack Dumsa and Jeremy Pouba combined for five goals and four assists, helping the Lakers topple the defending champs.

May 17, 2012
Numbers Weren't Pretty, But Cal Poly Beats ASU
Arizona State dominated just about every statistical category except the one that matters, as Cal Poly posted a 10-4 victory.

May 15, 2012
Denison's Caravana: "Maybe We're Pretty Good"
Sure, the win over Lynchburg was pretty impressive, but Denison has been doing that for a while now. It's no surprise to them.

May 15, 2012
Cortland Forced to Switch Gears
In the span of four days, the Red Dragons have to transition from the high-tempo Stevens program to a methodical Union squad. Regardless, expectations remain the same for Steve Beville's bunch.

May 15, 2012
Thoughts on the MCLA First Round
Each division played eight games on Monday, and here are some thoughts about things played out.

May 15, 2012
Rossi Happy to Be a Cog in the Salisbury Machine
Dean Rossi came to Salisbury as an offensive player out of high school, but accepted a new role to get on the field.

May 14, 2012
Chapman Will Have Hands Full With Ducks
Chapman head coach Dallas Hartley figured the Panthers were destined for a sixth seed, but he wasn't banking on getting the first round opponent he did.

May 13, 2012
MCLA Division II First Round Breakdown
MCLA Division II will be kicking off its tournament in Greenville on Monday, as well, and there are plenty of good games in the first round. Here's a look at the match-ups along with picks.

May 12, 2012
Schooling Schooler: Making Greenville a Formality
Nick and Jac ended the season in a flatfooted tie, so they've decided to pick the entire MCLA D-I tournament as a tiebreaker.

May 11, 2012
RIT's Russell Rewarding Unsure Coaching Staff
His coach didn't know what to think of him at first, but now the lefty finisher has established himself as the Tigers top gun.

May 9, 2012
Springfield-Stevens: A Most Unwanted Game
The coaches for the Pride and Ducks felt they didn't get the draw they deserved, but fortunately their players don't worry about that kind of stuff. Plus, other notes.

May 9, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Predicting the Entire Tournament
It's the last edition of CvC for the year, so instead of pontificating about the tourney, Joel and Jac just pick all the winners.

May 8, 2012
A Conversation with MCLA Selection Chair Ken Lovic
Another set of MCLA tournament brackets are in the books. Selection Committee chair Ken Lovic talks about the process.

May 7, 2012
MCLA-I Bracket Breakdown: A Very Seedy Bracket
The MCLA is heading to Greenville next week and Jac Coyne takes a look at what the brackets have produced.

May 7, 2012
MCLA-II Bracket Breakdown: Still Tommie Time
The 16-team field for MCLA Division II has been announced. Jac Coyne goes inside the brackets.

May 7, 2012
MD2 Bracket Breakdown: No Drama This Year
The committee gave us some surprises last year, but everything played out as expected as Jac Coyne goes inside the bracket.

May 7, 2012
MD3 Bracket Breakdown: No Easy Paths to Title
The 28-team NCAA Division III brackets were released. Jac Coyne goes inside the seeds to see what's in store for us.

May 6, 2012
Final MCLA Division I Tournament Projections
All of the conference tournaments are in the books we're still a couple of hours away from the MCLA Division I brackets, but Jac Coyne gives his final projections.

May 6, 2012
Final MCLA Division II Tournament Projection
The committee is slated to released the MCLA D-II tournament bracket at 9:30 p.m. EDT. Here's what I think it will look like.

May 6, 2012
True to Form: NCAA MD2 Brackets Follow Numbers
Unlike last year, there were no surprises when the four-team NCAA Division II brackets were unfurled.

May 5, 2012
NCAA D-III Conference Tourney Clearinghouse
The second season is upon us. Here's a listing of all the conference tournaments in Division III along with results when they become available.

May 5, 2012
Bracket Projections: NCAA Division III First Attempt
We're under 24 hours until the official word comes down on the MD3 brackets. Jac Coyne takes his first stab at the match-ups.

May 4, 2012
Washington & Lee Enjoying the Rebound
Things looked bleak for the Generals a couple of weeks ago, but now the Generals are on the cusp of an NCAA bids.

May 4, 2012
Dowling-Limestone: A Rivalry Reborn (Again)
It may seem like an odd trophy game, but the Lions and Saints have been playing intermittently since 1996. There's more than a cup on the line now.

May 3, 2012
Tufts' Beau Wood Getting What He's Earned
He was buried in Tufts' stacked depth chart last year, but now Wood is both the NESCAC's leading scorer and embodiment of the Jumbos' motto.

May 3, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Beauty of the Conference Tourney
Conference tournaments don't always reward the best team, but they are consistent with the mission of college athletics.

May 2, 2012
Beville's Achievement Lost in Team Success
Steve Beville cracked the 100-win mark at Cortland, but individual awards are put on the backburner with this team.

May 1, 2012
Composure Is Key for Aurora and Kylor Berkman
The Spartans first-year head coach is still trying to figure out how to channel the competitive fire left over from his playing days into an effective coaching style. He learned a lesson earlier this year in a victory way too close for comfort.

April 30, 2012
First Take: MCLA Bracket Projections
We're six days away from Selection Sunday so it's time for our first look at what we might be seeing when everything is laid out for us on Sunday evening.

April 27, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Choosing a School, Not a Coach
Every year coaches take new jobs. And every year student-athletes (and their parents) get angry about it. Here's the solution.

April 26, 2012
Pittsburgh Refusing to Play Two Games at a Time
They adopted the most boring team motto in the sports world, but it seems to be working pretty well for the Panthers.

April 25, 2012
MCLA Division I Conference Clearinghouse
Schedules and results from all 10 conferences.

April 25, 2012
MCLA Division II Conference Clearinghouse
Schedules and results from all 10 conferences.

April 23, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Washington University failed to field a team in 2007, but now the Bears are on the cusp of qualifying for nationals.

April 23, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
It's easy to lose track of Southern Methodist in the long, LSA shadow of Texas, but the Mustangs are a threat to grab the conference championship.

April 23, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
As head coach Dave Campbell said, "this has been a season unlike any other" for Middlebury, as the Panthers are out of the NESCAC tourney for the first time ever.

April 23, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
It might look like Limestone is a lock for the postseason, but Catawba will have something to say about that.

April 23, 2012
Making Sense: Scordato's Return Boosts UConn
He was the head coach at New Haven 30 years ago before walking away from the sport. Now Paul Scordato is back with the Huskies.

April 20, 2012
NCAA D-II Conference Tourney Clearinghouse
Check here for all the schedules and results from the NCAA Division II conference tournaments.

April 20, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Player of the Year Qualifications
There's a very good reason why the USILA chooses an outstanding player of the year as opposed to an MVP.

April 19, 2012
Schooling Schooler: Break Up the SELC (Literally)
Unless the SELC teams want to continue to bankroll the rest of the MCLA, it's time to split up the monstrous conference.

April 17, 2012
Seminoles Lurking in the SELC
They are having an off year by their standards, and have dropped out of the MCLA polls for the first time since 2004, but Florida State isn't about to give up their SELC dominance without a fight.

April 16, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Davenport head coach tried to alter the Panthers offensive approach to varied success. The win over No. 2 Grand Valley State lets him know he's on the right track.

April 16, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
It's the last place you'd look for the only undefeated team in MCLA Division I, but Kansas lacrosse is unblemished with some pretty lofty expectations.

April 16, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
Mike Caravana is in his second, fourth-year season with Denison, but he doesn't buy into the conventional coaching fourth-year wisdom. Also, what do we take from the Salisbury-Stevenson game?

April 16, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
NYIT's season was nearly over on March 10, but the Bears have their way back into contention and now have a make-or-break game on Saturday.

April 16, 2012
Making Sense: Hamilton Earns NESCAC Respect
They were trying too hard to make a statement at the start of the season, but now the Continentals are playing their game.

April 13, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: The Death of a Rivalry?
After a magical four-year run, Stevenson and Salisbury part conferences next year. Will everything be different?

April 12, 2012
Coyne's Midseason Rewind: NCAA Division III
We're deep into the spring and many of the storylines, games and players are coming into focus. Jac Coyne takes a look.

April 11, 2012
Schooling Schooler: Schedule Spotlights Coaches
The MCLA championships will no longer be about who is in better shape. With an added day of rest, it'll come down to coaching.

April 10, 2012
Coyne's Midseason Rewind: NCAA Division II
We're deep into the spring and many of the storylines, games and players are coming into focus. Jac Coyne takes a look.

April 5, 2012
Schooling Schooler: The Inevitability of BYU
Jac Coyne thinks you're kidding yourself if you don't think BYU is going to repeat. Nick Schooler says it's Cal Poly world.

April 5, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Defining 'Institutional Advantage'
For Censer, 'institutional advantage' is the rule of the land in Division III. Coyne thinks the concept is for losers.

April 3, 2012
Energy, Zone Has the Cardinals Back in the Mix
Wesleyan is using a lot of emotion and its signature zone to rise to the top of the NESCAC so far.

April 2, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Western Washington wasn't eligible for the postseason last year, but it looks like the Vikings are heading to Greenville. Also, Cal State-Fullerton still eyeing a move to Division I.

April 2, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
It's been an interesting first season for John Galvin back with Colorado and he admits that he's still "trying to figure stuff out."

April 2, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
Cortland has run the non-conference gauntlet this March and the Red Dragons are a little beat up. But they're undefeated as they head into conference play.

April 2, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
Merrimack's Mike Morgan was pleased with the statsheet after the Adelphi win, but there are two big games standing between the Warriors and the stat they truly covet.

April 2, 2012
Making Sense: Albright Now the Start-Up Model
New programs are coming online every year, but Albright appears to be ahead of the curve.

March 30, 2012
Hearn Rekindles Love of Lacrosse at Westminster
Matt Hearn was done with lacrosse. He found the sport again in Utah, of all places.

March 30, 2012
Rebound: Johnson, St. Lawrence Back on Track
The 2011 was a year to forget for Mac Johnson and the Saints. Both have rebounded nicely this spring.

March 29, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Making a Case for the NCAC
The NCAC moves out of Pool B next year, and while the league won't get three bids anymore, there's reason for optimisim.

March 28, 2012
Schooling Schooler: The Problem with Polls
Nothing gets MCLAers riled up like the weekly poll, but what exactly is the best way to use the rankings?

March 27, 2012
Ithaca Win Exemplifies Oswego State's Season
The resiliency shown in the Lakers triple overtime win against the Bombers is something Ryan Martin has seen in his team as they've raced out to a 6-0 start to the season.

March 26, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
St. Thomas head coach Pete Moosbrugger was as nervous as he's been in a long time heading into the Davenport game. Now he likes what he sees with the Tommies.

March 26, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
Glenn Carter has guided Richmond into the MCLA, but the Spiders may have a short stay if things work out as hoped.

March 26, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
Dickinson has used its 'learning moment' against St. Mary's to good use. Bowdoin's Tom McCabe shares the spotlight after his record-breaking win.

March 26, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
Dave Klarmann is enjoying his first season as the head coach at Mars Hill, and has the Lions flirting with the postseason.

March 26, 2012
Making Sense: Genesis of the Greenville Gamble
The MCLA is holding it's championships in South Carolina this year thanks to a passionate lacrosse dad.

March 23, 2012
Dowling, Mercyhurst Coaches Renew Acquaintance
Chris Ryan and Tim Boyle have been friends for a decade, and they'll meet in person on Saturday in a Division II showdown.

March 22, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Whittier Still California Dreaming
They were once the model for the potential of western lacrosse, but Whittier has been off the grid for nearly a decade. The Poets could be ready for a return.

March 21, 2012
Squash Skills Pay Off for Trinity's Peter Johnson
Trinity (Conn.) is best known for its squash program, but goalie Peter Johnson is bringing that sport to the goalie crease.

March 20, 2012
No Moral Victories for the Ducks
They played the two-time NCAA finalists to two goals with some key guys injured, but Stevens isn't into moral victories anymore. They're really just losses.

March 20, 2012
Schooling Schooler: Will Duluth Ever Break Through?
They have a resume that most teams crave, but they've never reached the 'Big Stage.' What's holding back the 'Dawgs?

March 19, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Things are looking oddly familiar for Davenport after their 0-2 weekend in St. Louis. Kennesaw State joins St. Thomas as big winners in the Gateway City.

March 19, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
The Oregon coaches opted to model themselves after the Ducks football team last year, but now they are getting back to basics. Colorado State's Sean Smith is filling his role.

March 19, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
Cabrini's group of starless players allowed the Cavaliers to snap their hex against Gettysburg. It was an even game with Stevens, but Tufts received heady play from both a new and old name. Barring a collapse, Lynchburg's in.

March 19, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
Gaudreau is just hoping to continue the upward trend at St. Anselm. Adelphi knew they were in trouble early on against Le Moyne. The additon of Post University could unlock bigger things.

March 19, 2012
Making Sense: Berkman Taking It All to Heart
Jim Berkman's heart troubles are no surprise. How he -- and other at-risk lacrosse fans -- handle it will be the true test.

March 16, 2012
Burgasser Engineering Stevens' Defensive Corps
Tyler Burgasser had a tendency to overthink the game. He has simplified his approach, giving the Ducks a solid backline presence.

March 15, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Finding the ODAC's Blueprint
The ODAC has always been a player on the national scene, but hasn't found a national championship yet. Is it coming soon?

March 14, 2012
Brigham Young Staff Decides to Shake Things Up
Even with BYU coming off a national title, Matt Schneck hasn't been happy with the team's focus. He did something about it.

March 14, 2012
Schooling Schooler: MCLA's Internecine Snobbery
Jac has noticed an underlying disdain for Division II among the MCLA snobs. What better for Nick than a pair of junior circuit tilts?

March 13, 2012
Salisbury's Berkman Undergoes Heart Procedure
The longtime Sea Gulls head coach has a cardiac catheterization and has two stents inserted. He plans on returning to the sidelines for next Wednesday's game against York.

March 13, 2012
Koudelka, Lynchburg Staff Honor Their Mission
In ended up being a footnote in Saturday night's game, but Lynchburg's handling of an uncomfortable situation speaks well of the coach and the school.

March 12, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Considering the type of teams that are coming to town, St. Louis is going to feel a lot like Greenville this coming weekend.

March 12, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
Chapman head coach Dallas Hartley gave his team a B or B- for a midseason grade, but he's pretty happy where his team stands after nine games.

March 12, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
Franklin & Marshall has parlayed their loss to Lynchburg in February into a three-game winning streak as they prep for the start of the Cetennial slate.

March 12, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
We're still waiting on the stats to become official, but both coaches in the Merrimack-Limestone clash agreed that it was a game that lived up to its rankings.

March 12, 2012
Making Sense: Division II's Big Game Dilemma
Marquee non-conference games are a rarity in NCAA D-II, but hopefully this is the last year the division has to shun the spotlight.

March 8, 2012
Raising Arizona: Grand Canyon Reemerges in MCLA
After being dropped as a varsity sport, the 'Lopes have ridden seven seniors, 20 frosh and an ECC-hardened coach to the Top 10.

March 8, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: NESCAC's Degree of Difficulty
The NESCAC is already hamstrung by its own rules, but is still dominant. Should they make things more difficult...just to be fair.

March 7, 2012
Schooling Schooler: Finally, the Buffaloes Stampede
Colorado is typically one of the last teams out of the gate, but that could lead to trouble when opening with a team like Chapman.

March 5, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Concordia (Calif.) is emerging as a power in its fourth season under the guidance of Will McMinn.

March 5, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
UC Santa Barbara head coach Mike Allan is keeping a level head after the Gauchos' Wednesday win against No. 2 Cal Poly. He's seen that movie before.

March 5, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
He had to shake things up when he first arrived in Wellesley, but now Brendan Gorman is starting to reap the rewards of his culture change at Babson.

March 5, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
Dowling made winning on the road a priority after losing three away games last year. It took a quarter or two, but Dowling showed they are embracing these business trips.

March 5, 2012
Making Sense: Cantabene's Small College Conversion
He made his name as a Division I player and a D-I assistant, but Stevenson's Paul Cantabene has embraced Division III.

March 2, 2012
Bates, Skidmore Help Keep McDuffee Memory Alive
Peter Lasagna and Jack Sandler lost Morgan McDuffee a decade ago. They'll continue to keep his memory alive on Saturday.

March 1, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Using Scheduling to Recruit
Scheduling neutral field games in traditional hotbeds is becoming more and more popular. But does it work?

February 29, 2012
D-II/III Committees Recommend Regional Changes
Recommendations have Western D-IIs heading to the South region and D-III moving to a six-region format.

February 29, 2012
Schooling Schooler: Spartans Make Their Stand
With their traditional foil off on a grand expedition, Michigan State now must make a name for itself in a vacuum.

February 28, 2012
Levine, CityLax Holding the Door Open in New York
Mat Levine used lacrosse to open doors for himself in the 1960s. He's now keeping it open for youngsters in New York City.

February 27, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Dayton runs into some more southern "issues," but comes out on top; time for Grand Canyon to get its propers; keep an eye on Gonzaga.

February 27, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
Cal Poly is hot, but there's still a long way to go for the Mustangs; the chains have been taken off Clemson; the world isn't ending for Arizona State.

February 27, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
After the Dickinson win, St. Mary's is now looking for consistency; Springfield steals their first one of the season; the congrats file.

February 27, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
Seton Hill gets its coveted "break-through" game; the Northeast-10 gains via the ECC's losses.

February 27, 2012
Making Sense: The Importance of Western Rivalries
The rivalries among the Western D-IIs is the same as any other place, but they mean more than just bragging rights.

February 24, 2012
Keating Making a Name for Himself at Roanoke
Jeff Keating has played in the shadow his brother, Chris, in Roanoke lore, but he has a chance to change all of that this year.

February 23, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: The State of the Shoremen
They're still the only Centennial team with a national championship. Can Washington College get back to that level?

February 22, 2012
Schooling Schooler: Wither the Sun Devils?
Finalist in the last two seasons, Arizona State is struggling to score goals. Is it panic time in the desert?

February 21, 2012
Craig's Return a Welcome Surprise for Simon Fraser
It looked like Calvin Craig, who scored 100 goals last year for Simon Fraser, was one and done. Now's he back for another run.

February 20, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
Westminter comes up aces at Full House tournament in Vegas; Grand Canyon and Sam Houston State also impress. Tough sledding for PNCLL.

February 20, 2012
Monday Notebook: MCLA Division I
San Diego State comes up big; Iowa pleased with surprising 3-0 start; Cal Poly's FOGO delivers.

February 20, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division III
Mary Washington riding their defense to a 2-0 start; Lynchburg's Steve Koudelka has an appreciation for Salisbury's Sam Bradman; trivia!

February 20, 2012
Monday Notebook: NCAA Division II
Le Moyne has always been known for its defense. Are things different this year after the Dolphins allowed 10 to Seton Hill?