There should be plenty of material, since it’s been nearly two weeks since a links post. Let’s get right into it:
Michigan and Detroit have six opponents in common this spring. Have a first look at all of them. Season preview materials should resume this week, and there are just under three weeks until Detroit cracks open the 2012 campaign against Delaware.
Michigan’s games against Jacksonville and Mercer, and Davenport’s games against St. Thomas and North Dakota State will stream live on Laxx.tv. The price is four bucks per game (or 25 for the entire season, which includes 24 total MCLA and NCAA games, plus a Florida high school contest).
It’s been a long time since a Signing Day photo has graced these pages. Fairfield Prep (Conn.) Michigan signee Charles Keady to the rescue!
The Michigan women’s pickup of Amanda Sutor was ESPNHS’s top girls recruiting story over the New Year.
Brother Rice junior midfielder Sergio Perkovic has committed to Notre Dame. Inside Lacrosse blurb:
A 6-foot-4, 220-pound midfielder who is also a standout tight end and defensive end in football, Perkovic has played two years of varsity lacrosse for the Warriors. Last summer, he attended the Brine Shootout and made the All-Star game at Top 205. Perkovic strongly considered Michigan, Cornell and Harvard.
According to PhillyLacrosse.com, Michigan has picked up a 2014 commitment from Chase Young:
Also considered: Penn State, Ohio State
Club Affiliation: Duke’s Lacrosse Club, Rebel Elite
Major lacrosse honors: Philly Showcase Gait Fab 40, 2011; Big 4 All-Stars, 2011.
He’s the second known 2014 to commit to Michigan, but I get the impression that more 2014 verbals are on the way soon.
The new locker room for the inaugural varsity lacrosse team at Michigan has opened (via @UmichLacrossse):
The coaches’ office also picked up a new piece of flair:
412 Lax deems Michigan’s new gloves overly Drexel-ish.
2012 Season is Nigh
Practices are underway in Detroit.
Lacrosse All-Stars is going out on a limb to predict that Michigan will win a handful of games this spring. Many experts are predicting a single win (poor Mercer), and limited opportunities to be competitive, much less win.
Recap from the fourth and final Michigan coaching clinic of the winter. Now that the season is underway, the coaching staff obviously has more important concerns.
The 2012 Detroit women’s schedule is now available.
Aquinas College’s 2012 schedule is available on the MCLA website.
Hope has named its inaugural men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse coaches. Both Michael Schanhals and Tracy Benjamin are movin’ on up from their respective club coaching positions to the varsity gigs at Hope.
Heat Lacrosse, a club team from West Michigan, participated in the Dicks Sporting Good Tournament of Champions in Florida over the new year (pictured at right). I’ll try to roundup a report on how they performed.
Check out the top posts of last year on GLS.
If you’re interested in following the various MCLA teams in Michigan this spring, the MCLA iPhone App might be worth the $0.99.
Congratulations to Michigan coach John Paul, whose wife Lisa gave birth to the couple’s first child last week.
Michigan’s Wolverine War team camp has been scheduled for July 5-7 this summer.