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Michigan midfielder Andrew Portnoy gives us our first introduction to new offensive coordinator Ryan Danehy in video form:
A good introduction, and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about Danehy in the near future.
Michigan freshman Brad Lott is one of Lacrosse Magazine’s new players to watch this fall. He should get plenty of time at the dot, and plenty of opportunities to prove himself.
Michigan gets a brief mention in Quint Kessenich’s Fall Storylines:
Will Michigan rally after a 1-13 debut season? Or do they need more time?
Michigan’s new practice helmets are nice, but underwhelming compared to the outstanding offerings the last two years.
Detroit’s Alumni Day is Sept. 29.
Axed Detroit offensive coordinator Bill Tully has been hired as a volunteer assistant at Quinnipiac.
Marquette’s inaugural Division-1 schedule is available, and it includes both Michigan based teams. The Golden Eagles will head to Ann Arbor for an exhibition game Feb. 2 (likely in Oosterbaan Fieldhouse), and will host UDM April 20 in their first-ever home game.
Notre Dame’s conference affiliation has changed, which obviously affects all the lacrosse-playing institutions in the Midwest. In an interview with Inside Lacrosse, Irish coach Kevin Corrigan mentions a bit about non-conference scheudling:
Now, we just start with the ACC schools, then go back to the schools I’d like to keep on the schedule like Georgetown and Villanova — those are institutional fits that were the reason we were in the Big East, and we’ll still want to play them. Then we’ll want to continue to play the regional games like Ohio State, Marquette, Michigan and teams like Denver we’ve played in the past. The challenge for us is going to be to balance out the strength of the ACC, which is pretty daunting to know when you could have five to eight games against teams that could be in the top eight in the country.
No mention of Detroit, but that’s not surprising given the fact that the two teams have never played thus far. Given Corrigan’s seeming preference to get a couple so-called “mid-major” teams on the schedule, the Catholic institutions may be able to work something out in the future.
Olivet College head coach Michael J. O’Neill has resigned his post after an internal review determined he had embellished his credentials during the application process.
I am very honored to lead this team. Expectations are high and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We will expect to win every game we play. We are MSU Spartans!
Obviously there is much more at the link.
Michigan-Dearborn’s 12th season of lacrosse is under way. The Wolves compete in the CCLA-2.
Updated roster for Aquinas.
Grand Valley has some slick, slick apparel, courtesy of ZimaGear (at right). I’ll take 800 of the grey shooting shirts, please.
High School, Youth, etc.
UDM’s fall 7-on-7 tournament was a rousing success.
Saline is hosting a youth tournament Oct. 6. Hit the link for more details.
Mattawan midfielder David Stafford has committed to St. John’s. He’s a 2013 recruit who was all-state as a midfielder in 2011 and at attack in 2012.
While I was checking out the goods on True’s site, I saw that Detroit Catholic Central’s Jon Conley committed to D-3 Tufts University.
Michigan has picked 2013 captains, and there are four of them: Attack Thomas Paras, midfielder Sean Sutton, and defensemen J.D. Johnson and Rob Healy.
We live in a world where this passes as news: Brother Rice attackman J.P. Forester will visit Indiana University this weekend. So… yay?
Michigan’s women have picked up a commitment from Radnor (Pa.) goalie Grace Collins, according to our colleagues over at PhillyLacrosse.com. More on Collins in the coming days.
Michigan’s opponents for the Nick Colleluori Classic are set.
9/11 lacrosse memorial includes two from Michigan high schools.
My expansion/realignment obsession continues with Notre Dame’s news.