Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix For Thursday, April 29

Katie Hoeg registered an ACC tournament record seven assists yesterday. (Photo by Peyton Williams)


Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:

1.  The ACC tournament quarterfinals were a blast.

Katie Hoeg set an ACC tournament record with seven assists as top-seeded North Carolina cruised past Louisville, Notre Dame and Boston College narrowly edged their opponents and Syracuse did just enough offensively to beat Virginia Tech.

The semifinals will be played Friday. Here are the scores from Wednesday:

North Carolina 19, Louisville 6
Syracuse 9, Virginia Tech 4
Boston College 16, Virginia 12
Notre Dame 17, Duke 16

2. The Colonials are MAC champions.

With Robert Morris’ 19-5 win over Detroit Mercy yesterday, the Colonials became champions of the MAC’s inaugural season and also locked up the first conference title in program history.

Colleen Tifft led the team with four points (two goals), while Clio Kerr registered a hat trick and Jordan Anderson scored twice and controlled 10 draws.

More on the game here.

 

3. John Desko spoke yesterday about Chase Scanlan.

Scanlan, the junior attackman who leads Syracuse in goals, will not travel to Notre Dame this weekend despite being reinstated after serving an “indefinite suspension” that lasted just about one week.

Syracuse.com reported prior to the press conference that Scanlan was involved in what police described as a “domestic incident” the day before he was suspended. Desko, citing federal privacy laws about students, offered little information on the situation.

We’ll have more updates on this story as it develops right here.

4. Could three AAC teams make the women’s NCAA tournament?

Traditionally a one-bid league with Florida recently dominating the conference, the AAC now boasts other talent — namely Temple and Vanderbilt. Jeremy Fallis’ latest women’s bracketology breaks it down.

More here.

5. Lucas de la Paz won 33 of 34 faceoffs last week to earn national recognition.

The Mater Dei (Calif.) faceoff man is one of five US Lacrosse High School Boys Players of the Week. His 97-percent performance helped Mater Dei beat Sierra Canyon (Calif.) 20-10.

See all five honorees here.

6. Christina Gagnon was huge in the circle and on offense for St. Paul’s (Md.).

Gagnon had five goals with three assists as the Gators became the first IAAM team to beat McDonogh since 2008. She’s one of five US Lacrosse High School Girls. Players of the Week.

See all five honorees here.







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • Mikaela Watson has “been there.” She’s Stanford’s calm, collected rock, and Ella Brockway captured her essence in a feature from our April magazine.

  • Kali Hartshorn joined the coaching ranks this year despite having the ability to play one more season at Maryland. Here’s what she’s learned since making the jump to coaching.

  • Saint Joseph’s is as balanced as ever, and Patrick Stevens writes that the Hawks have their eyes set on an NCAA tournament run.

  • Everyone knows the Kavanagh family. Matt Kavanagh dishes more on what it was like to grow up in the Kavanagh household on the “Overtime” podcast. More here.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

Caitlyn Wurzburger. That’s it. That’s the tweet.

Annabelle Hasselbeck’s goal was pretty great, too.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • How did we get here? Nelson Rice’s magazine story about a season strung together on the fly drops online later today.

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