Michigan-Dearborn – of recent varsity promotion – will don the famous winged helmet that is known for being the helmet du jour of its sister school in Ann Arbor:
The Next Next Level
This is not something that Michigan-based programs are used to: recently-graduated Detroit Titan Jordan Houtby signed a pro contract with the NLL’s Minnesota Swarm.
Detroit’s Mike Birney will teach you how to shoot 114 mph. I’m sure it’s super-easy.
Former Detroit Catholic Central and Notre Dame FOGO Jake Marmul is now an assistant coach for the UDM women’s team, and he goes in front of the camera to discuss his role with the lady Titans.
Publicity is on full blast for Ohio State’s Showdown in the Shoe game, and the opponent this year will be none other than Michigan. In the past two seasons, the Wolverines had welcomed the Buckeyes to their own version of the same event, the Battle at the Big House.
College Crosse breaks down the 2014 Michigan schedule. The different categories, as defined by Hoya Suxa, are opportunities to get wins, opportunities to get one’s own face kicked in, and the chance to win a couple conference games and get into the final ECAC tournament.
Crazy one-handed finish for Michigan’s Kyle Jackson in a scrimmage earlier this fall:
Inside Lacrosse catches up with the Michigan women. The inaugural season this spring should be, at the very least, an interesting one.
Detroit Country Day 2015 midfielder Devon Callaghan has committed to Detroit. Thanks to his dad, Jim, for reporting the commitment.
2014 Clarkston attack Connor Ward committed to Lake Erie College.
1763 Lacrosse Club’s Charlie Hayes signed with UDM.
Student Sports reports that Cincinnati Moeller 2014 goalie Alex Cook committed to Detroit.
PhillyLacrosse.com covers the commitment of 2016 Spring-Ford faceoff specialist Matt Dellacroce to Michigan.
From the moment I stepped on campus I loved the atmosphere and the feeling that I got from the school. I really enjoyed the ‘Big school feel’ with the large athletics and incredible school spirit.
That big school atmosphere is something that Michigan intended to sell to recruits early in the process – only a few other schools play both Division-1 lacrosse and competitive college football – so clearly, the intended result is there. More on Dellacroce at the link.
Michigan picked up a 2017 commit in the form of Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga midfielder Brian Townsend. This kid hasn’t picked up a stick as a high school lacrosse player yet I’m just sayin’. Still, the competition included Hopkins and Maryland, so that’s a big win in a classic Big Ten recruiting battle (or something).
Newton Square (Pa.) Episcopal Academy 2015 twins Jane and Lily Crager have committed to the women’s team at Michigan.
Hartland 2014 attackman Dalton Reiche has committed to Grand Valley State.
L’Anse Creuse North 2014 Johnathon Janes committed to Western Michigan.
Ann Arbor Pioneer 2014 midfielder Erik Barosso committed to Wooster College.
Michigan coaching clinic TONIGHT at 6 p.m. That’s in, like, two-plus hours. Oosterbaan Fieldhouse in Ann Arbor.
Michigan State will be allowing high school coaches the opportunity to see what the Spartans’ program is all about with a couple open practices in January.
The University of Texas has been mentioned consistently as a potential entrant into the world of Division-1 lacrosse. The sport is on the school’s athletic department radar, a positive sign.
This is not directly related to the Great Lax State or even expansion directly, but Notre Dame and Denver will play in Orange County, Calif. this spring. That’s bringing the game to the West Coast (at a high level), and giving those programs exposure in a growing hotbed. Michigan has been recruiting very well on the West Coast as well. Of course, a ticket to the game is ludicrously expensive for a niche sport.
The registration deadline for the D-Town Lacrosse Classic is Dec. 15.
The Michigan Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse has its annual scholarship program going on now:
The Michigan Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse is pleased to announce the opening of its 2014 college scholarship program. The scholarship amount is $1,000 to each winner. USLM expects to award approximately six scholarships this year, depending on strength of applications.
The scholarship is available to high school seniors playing on their high school’s lacrosse team in the spring, 2014 season. A minimum GPA of 3.0 at end of the fall, 2014 high school semester is required. (3.0 on 4.0 scale; equivalent on other scales.) The scholarship is available to persons attending a Michigan College or University in the fall of 2014, and is paid upon proof of enrollment. Other requirements apply.
Applications and all supporting materials must be postmarked by May 16, 2014. Winners will be announced and notified on or about June 1, 2014. Presentations will be made at the USLM Hall of Fame Game for high school graduating seniors, in June.
Visit the link for full information.
313 Lacrosse summer team tryouts take place tomorrow in Shelby Township. Visit 313lax.com for more details.
Forest Hills Central junior goalie Justin Bacon has been selected to play on the USA U-19 team. Huge honor for an in-state kid.
High school lacrosse in the city of Detroit? High School lacrosse in the city of Detroit. Words cannot describe how excited I am for this.