Michigan announces 2016 schedule

In press release form:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team announced its 2016 slate today (Wednesday, Dec. 9). The Wolverines will host seven home games, take on six NCAA Tournament teams for a season ago and welcome two Final Four teams to Michigan Stadium in Maryland and Johns Hopkins.

Additionally, the schedule is highlighted by a matchup against the Delaware Blue Hens on Feb. 27 in the Orange County Winter Invitational at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. U-M will also return to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State on April 16 at 11 a.m. for the Showdown in the Shoe, a matchup that precedes the Ohio State Football Spring Game.

The season commences on Feb. 6, as the Wolverines trek to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at 1 p.m. from Fetzer Field, while the home portion of the schedule starts on Feb. 14 against the Colgate Red Raiders at 1 p.m. from Oosterbaan Field House.

The 2016 Big Ten Tournament will take place May 5-7 and will be hosted by Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field in Baltimore, with the winner of the tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which begins on May 11 and concludes with semifinals and national championship on May 28 and 30 in Philadelphia.

Coming off a program-best 5-8 record a year ago, U-M will return its three top scorers in juniors Ian King and Mikie Schlosser, and the program’s all-time leading goal scorer in senior co-captain Kyle Jackson. Additionally, U-M will welcome back redshirt junior goalie Gerald Logan, who, along with King, earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors a season ago.

Ticket Information: New season tickets are now on sale for $35. For those who currently hold season tickets, renewals will be made available within the next week.  For group ticket information including discounts on 10 or more tickets and new group experiences, please email gobluegroupsales@umich.edu.  For further information, visitMGoBlue.com/tickets.

And schedule format:

Date Opponent Location
Jan. 30 Marquette (exh.) Oosterbaan Fieldhouse
Feb. 6 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C.
Feb. 14 Colgate Oosterbaan Fieldhouse
Feb. 20 Penn Philadelphia
Feb. 24 Detroit Pontiac, Mich.
Feb. 27 Delaware Costa Mesa, Calif.
March 5 Vermont Michigan Stadium
March 12 Brown Providence, R.I.
March 19 Dartmouth Michigan Stadium
March 23 Marist Michigan Stadium
April 2 Maryland Michigan Stadium
April 9 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J.
April 16 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
April 23 Johns Hopkins Michigan Stadium
April 30 Penn State State College, Pa.

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Detroit Titans 2016 schedule

From University release:

DETROIT (11/18/2015) — Air Force, Notre Dame, Marquette, Michigan and Ohio State are all on the docket as the University of Detroit Mercy men’s lacrosse team released its 2016 schedule on Wednesday.

The daunting non-conference slate features seven opponents that posted a combined 56-46 record (.543) a season ago with a pair of NCAA Tournament teams, including Final Four member Notre Dame.

“It is a pretty ambitious schedule, but one that I feel will get us ready for the conference,” said second-year head coach Chris Kolon ’09 (MBA). “We are playing some great teams, nationally-ranked teams, and our home schedule is as good as we have ever had.”

Detroit’s 2016 season will get underway in Columbus, Ohio, with the Titans facing Ohio State on Feb. 13. Last year, the Titans defeated Ohio State, 9-8, at home at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in front of over 1,300 fans.

A week later, UDM visits Mercer before returning home to host Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. The two previous home games against the Wolverines have drawn over 3,700 total fans, with 1,909 in 2014 and 1,800 in 2012.

Three days later, the red, white and blue travel to South Bend, Indiana, to battle Notre Dame, a program that will most likely be ranked in the top 10 after reaching the NCAA Final Four last season. This is just the second career meeting between the programs with the first coming in the First Round of the NCAA Championship in 2013 as Detroit nearly upset the Fighting Irish, falling 9-7.

A couple of other Catholic schools are up next as UDM plays Marquette (Mar. 4) and Bellarmine (Mar. 6) in Columbus, Ohio, in the Second Annual Midwest Classic. The Golden Eagles were 10-6 last season and ranked for much of the year, while the Titans defeated Bellarmine – on the road – for the school’s first-ever victory over the Knights.

“The Midwest Classic is another great experience for our players as we will get a chance to play two games inside the horseshoe,” added Kolon.

Detroit will then get into conference play with a road game at Manhattan on March 19.

The Titans last non-conference game will prove to be a historic one as the red, white and blue welcome Air Force to Titan Field. The visit from the service academy will mark the first time Army, Navy or Air Force will play on campus at Detroit since the men’s basketball team hosted Army in the 1958 Motor City Classic. Last year, the Falcons were 8-7 and that was after making the NCAA Tournament in 2014.

“It is an honor to welcome a service academy to Titan Field,” said Kolon. “It should be a great game for our fans.”

The contest will also start a three-game homestand on campus with UDM matching up with Siena (Apr. 2) and Quinnipiac (Apr. 9). A trip to Monmouth (Apr. 16) and Canisius (Apr. 23) follow before the regular-season finale against defending MAAC champion Marist on Apr. 30 at Titan Field.

The MAAC Championship is set for May 5-7 and will once again be held at the highest-seeded full conference member with the proper facilities.

That is:

Date Opponent Location
Feb. 13 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 20 Mercer Macon, Ga.
Feb. 24 Michigan Ultimate Soccer
Feb. 27 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind.
March 4 Marquette Columbus, Ohio
March 6 Bellarmine Columbus, Ohio
March 19 Manhattan Riverdale, N.Y,
March 26 Air Force Titan Field
April 2 Siena Titan Field
April 9 Quinnipiac Titan Field
April 16 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J.
April 23 Canisius Buffalo, N.Y.
April 30 Marist Titan Field

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The Next Level: May 27, 2015

The 2015 season is in the books, with one final game featuring a Michigan native:

Notre Dame 10, Denver 11 (OT)

  • Sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored five Goals on 10 Shots (eight on goal), and picked up one ground ball.

Up Next: 2015 final stats, and the all-GLS team.

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The Next Level: May 18, 2015

Our weekly look at Michigan natives who are playing college lacrosse at division-1 institutions this spring. One player left:

Notre Dame 14, Albany 10

  • Sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored four Goals on 12 Shots (six on goal), recorded one Assist, caused one turnover, and picked up one ground ball.

Notre Dame is the only remaining Next Level team. The Irish face Denver Saturday.

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The Next Level: May 12, 2015

Our annual look at Michigan natives who are playing college lacrosse at division-1 institutions this spring. From schools’ official rosters:

Duke 11, Ohio State 16

  • Freshman midfielder Matthew Giampetroni (Cranbrook) – Did not see game action.

Notre Dame 12, Towson 10

  • Sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored a Goal on four Shots (one on goal), and picked up two ground balls. Also committed one turnover.

Yale 7, Maryland 8

  • Freshman midfielder/attack Jason Alessi (Brother Rice) – Scored two Goals on three Shots (two on goal).
  • Sophomore midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills) – Did not see game action.

Notre Dame is the only remaining Next Level team. The Irish face Albany Saturday.

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The Next Level: May 8, 2015

Our weekly (but this time not weekly) look at Michigan natives who are playing college lacrosse at division-1 institutions this spring:

Bellarmine 9, High Point 10

  • Sophomore attack/midfield Graham Macko (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Binghamton 13, Vermont 14

  • Freshman midfielder Liam Reaume (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Canisius 6, Detroit 11

  • Freshman midfielder Keith Pravato (Novi) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Steve Wizniuk (De La Salle) – Did not see game action.

Delaware 10, UMass 9

  • Senior defenseman Bennett Packer (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Detroit 11, Canisius 6

  • Senior midfield/attack Brandon Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Started, recorded three Assists, and took six Shots (one on goal). Also committed three turnovers and one penalty for 0:30.
  • Sophomore attack Kyle Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Started, scored a Goal on five Shots (four on goal) and picked up two ground balls.
  • Senior midfielder Mike Birney (Detroit Catholic Central) – Scored a Goal on three Shots (one on goal).
  • Freshman midfielder Sean Birney (Detroit Catholic Central) – Scored two Goals on four Shots (three on goal) and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover.
  • Senior midfielder Scott Drummond (Birmingham Seaholm) – Started, scored three Goals on six Shots (all on goal) and recorded one Assist.
  • Sophomore goalie Connor Flynn (Rockford) – Recorded one save and allowed no goals in 2:03 of action.
  • Senior defenseman Joe Gifford (Notre Dame Prep) – Played, but only made the scoresheet by committing one penalty for 1:00.
  • Redshirt freshman attack Alex Gilhooly (Detroit Catholic Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Ben Gjokaj (Walled Lake Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Brad Harris (Saline) – Picked up one grounds ball.
  • Freshman midfielder Charlie Hayes (Utica Eisenhower) – Took one Shot on goal, caused three turnovers, and picked up two ground balls.
  • Junior midfielder Andy Hebden (Brother Rice) – Recorded one assist, took two Shots on goal, and picked up one ground ball.
  • Sophomore LSM JD Hess (Birmingham Seaholm) – Caused one turnover and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one penalty for 1:00.
  • Sophomore attack/midifeld Connor Maks (UD-Jesuit) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Greg Marzec (Brother Rice) – Won 4/8 faceoffs, picking up two ground balls, and scored a Goal on his only Shot.
  • Redshirt freshman defenseman Bryan Matney (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman midfielder Chris Perry (Utica Eisenhower) – Did not see game action.
  • Freshman LSM Austin Ross (Warren Mott) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior midfielder Thomas Sible (Forest Hills Central) – Won 0/1 faceoffs, caused one turnover and picked up one ground ball.
  • Freshman midfielder Brett Spanski (Traverse City Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Freshman defenseman Travis Sparling (Novi) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior midfielder Mike Spuller (Dexter) – Caused one turnover and picked up two ground balls.
  • Redshirt freshman attack Adam Susalla (Birmingham Seaholm) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior defenseman Jordan Yono (Detroit Catholic Central) – Started, but only made the scoresheet by committing one penalty for 1:00.

Detroit 9, Quinnipiac 16

  • Senior midfield/attack Brandon Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Started, scored a Goal on two Shots (both on goal), recorded one assist, and picked up two ground balls. Also committed five turnovers.
  • Sophomore attack Kyle Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Started, caused one turnover, and picked up one ground ball.
  • Senior midfielder Mike Birney (Detroit Catholic Central) – Started, scored a Goal on eight Shots (three on goal), recorded an Assist and picked up two ground balls. Also committed to turnovers.
  • Freshman midfielder Sean Birney (Detroit Catholic Central) – Took three Shots (one on goal) and picked up a ground ball. Also committed one turnover.
  • Senior midfielder Scott Drummond (Birmingham Seaholm) – Scored a Goal on eight Shots (six on goal).
  • Sophomore goalie Connor Flynn (Rockford) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior defenseman Joe Gifford (Notre Dame Prep) – Caused one turnover, picked up two ground balls, and recorded an Assist.
  • Redshirt freshman attack Alex Gilhooly (Detroit Catholic Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Ben Gjokaj (Walled Lake Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Brad Harris (Saline) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman midfielder Charlie Hayes (Utica Eisenhower) – Caused one turnover and picked up one ground ball.
  • Junior midfielder Andy Hebden (Brother Rice) – Took one Shot and picked up one ground ball.
  • Sophomore LSM JD Hess (Birmingham Seaholm) – Scored a Goal on his only Shot and picked up three ground balls.
  • Sophomore attack/midifeld Connor Maks (UD-Jesuit) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Greg Marzec (Brother Rice) – Won 8/21 facoffs, picking up three ground balls, took one Shot and caused one turnover. Also committed one turnover.
  • Redshirt freshman defenseman Bryan Matney (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman midfielder Chris Perry (Utica Eisenhower) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman LSM Austin Ross (Warren Mott) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior midfielder Thomas Sible (Forest Hills Central) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman midfielder Brett Spanski (Traverse City Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Freshman defenseman Travis Sparling (Novi) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior midfielder Mike Spuller (Dexter) – Caused one turnover and picked up one ground ball.
  • Redshirt freshman attack Adam Susalla (Birmingham Seaholm) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior defenseman Jordan Yono (Detroit Catholic Central) – Started and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one penalty for 1:00.

Duke 13, Notre Dame 8
Duke 14, Syracuse 15

  • Freshman midfielder Matthew Giampetroni (Cranbrook) – Did not see game action.

Marquette 11, Denver 18

  • Junior midfielder K.C. Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Won 3/10 faceoffs, picking up two ground balls. Also committed one turnover.
  • Junior attack Henry Nelson (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Marquette 8, Georgetown 12

  • Junior midfielder K.C. Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Won 6/17 faceoffs, picking up seven ground balls. Also committed two turnovers.
  • Junior attack Henry Nelson (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Michigan 9, Penn State 10

  • Sophomore faceoff specialist Brian Archer (Brighton) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior defenseman Mack Gembis (Cranbrook) – Started and icked up two ground balls.
  • Junior midfielder Riley Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover.
  • Senior attack Will Meter (Brother Rice) – Started, scored a Goal on three Shots (one on goal), and picked up one ground ball. Also committed three turnovers.
  • Senior midfielder Thomas Orr (Detroit Catholic Central) – Picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover and one penalty for 0:30.
  • Junior defenseman Chris Walker (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Notre Dame 8, Duke 13

  • Sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored two Goals on nine Shots (six on goal), caused one turnover, picked up five ground balls, and won 0/1 faceoffs. Also committed two turnovers.

Notre Dame 17, Army 8

  • Sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – started, scored two Goals on five Shots (three on goal) and picked up thre ground balls.

Penn 6, Virginia 12

  • Sophomore goalie Ahmed Iftikhar (Detroit Country Day) – Did not see game action.

Providence 6, Villanova 5

  • Freshman midfielder Joshua Keller (East Grand Rapids) – Scored a Goal on five Shots and caused one turnover. Also committed one turnover.

Richmond 10, Mercer 5

  • Sophomore attack JP Forester (Brother Rice) – Started, recorded three Assists, took two Shots, and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover.

Richmond 8, Furman 7

  • Sophomore attack JP Forester (Brother Rice) – Started, scored three Goals on 13(!) Shots (eight on goal), and picked up one ground ball. Also committed two turnovers.

Richmond 8, High Point 9

  • Sophomore attack JP Forester (Brother Rice) – Started, recorded one Assist, took six Shots, and picked up two ground balls. Also committed one turnover.

Robert Morris 14, Wagner 6

  • Sophomore attack Kento Nakano (Rockford) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.

Rutgers 17, Ohio State 10

  • Junior midfielder Jacob Coretti (East Grand Rapids) – Did not see game action.

VMI 11, UMass-Lowell 10

  • Senior midfielder Andrew Erber (Dexter) – Did not see game action.

Yale 7, Harvard 8

  • Freshman midfielder/attack Jason Alessi (Brother Rice) – Took two Shots (neither on goal). Also committed one turnover.
  • Sophomore midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.

Yale 10, Brown 6

  • Freshman midfielder/attack Jason Alessi (Brother Rice) – Took one Shot on goal. Also committed one turnover.
  • Sophomore midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills) – Did not see game action.

Yale 11, Princeton 10

  • Freshman midfielder/attack Jason Alessi (Brother Rice) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Sophomore midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills) – Did not see game action.

Up next: NCA Tournament play. Feel free to use the comments for discussion, corrections, and scoreline from other divisions.

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MAAC Bracketology

More teams, but a little more simple than the Big Ten bracketology by virtue of a slightly more stratified league.

  • Marist, at 5-0, cannot be caught even in the unlikely event of a a loss to Siena.
  • Quinnipiac, at 4-2, is locked into the No. 2 seed. 3-2 Detroit is the only team that can catch them in the standings, but the Bobcats hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
  • Manhattan, at 0-5, is eliminated from conference tourney contention.

Games

Away Home
Siena (2-3) Marist (5-0)
Canisius (2-3) Detroit (3-2)
Manhattan (0-5) Monmouth (2-3)
Bye: Quinnipiac (4-2)

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Seeds 3 and 4 are still up for grabs. We’ll start with possible outcomes if Detroit wins, because that’s by far the simpler scenario. UDM is in with the three-seed, then…

  • Canisius is eliminated if either of Monmouth (likely over Manhattan) or Siena (unlikely over Marist) gets a victory.
  • If only one or the other of Monmouth and Siena achieves a win, that team gets the No. 4 seed.
  • Monmouth holds the tiebreaker over Siena, so in the event that both win, the Hawks make the tournament.
  • If all three squads lose, they’re in a mini-conference scenario tied at 2-4, which Monmouth wins with head-to-head victories over the other two.

If Detroit loses to Canisius, the situations can get pretty complicated, unless both Monmouth and Siena lose. That would drop them to 2-4, so Canisius is the three-seed (head-to-head victory) and Detroit is the four-seed with both sitting at 3-3.

If Canisius wins and at least one of Monmouth and Siena wins, we’re in a multi-way tie that will have some complicated mini-conference tiebreakers at play. There is one simple outcome (Siena wins, Monmouth loses):

Result 3-seed 4-seed Eliminated Eliminated
Siena win, Monmouth loss Canisius
(3-3, 2-0 mini-conference)
Detroit
(3-3, 1-1 mini-conference)
Siena (3-3, 0-2 mini-conference) Monmouth (2-4)

If Canisius, Monmouth, and Siena all win, we’re at a deadlock down the standings. The mini-conference would see Canisius, Detroit, and Monmouth at 2-1, with Siena at 0-3, eliminating the Saints, but seeing the resulting mini-conference deadlocked at 1-1 all around. Goal differential would come into play there. Current standings as follows:

  • Monmouth +2
  • Detroit +1
  • Canisius -3

The only relevant game to the mini-conference is the Detroit/Canisius contest, so goal differential in that game would be the deciding factor. Remember, this is onlt in the event of a Canisius win over Detroit, so…

  • Canisius wins by 1 goal. Monmouth plus-2, Detroit even, Canisius minus-2. Canisius eliminated on goal differential.
  • Canisius wins by 2 goals. Monmouth plus-2, Canisius minus-1, Detroit minus-1, Titans eliminated by virtue of head-to-head loss.
  • Canisius wins by 3-4 goals. Monmouth plus-2, Canisius even (or plus-1), Detroit minus-two (or minus-3)
  • Canisius wins by 5 goals. Monmouth plus-2 (wins head-to-head tiebreaker), Canisius plus-2, Detroit minus-4.
  • Canisius wins by 6-plus goals. Canisius plus-3 (or more), Monmouth plus-2, Detroit minus 5 (or more).

If Siena loses to Marist but the other two results (Canisius over Detroit and Monmouth over Manhattan) hold, the mini-conference is just set up one tiebreaker earlier, and the scenarios for goal differential remain the same.

So. Easy path for Detroit to make the conference tournament: Just win, baby (or lose by only one goal). Detroit is the three-seed with a win, and the four-seed (or totally eliminated) with a loss.

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