Lax Links: Sept. 24, 2012


Fallball report with UDM coach Matt Holtz:

Detroit’s 2013 roster is now available.

Detroit has the official release on their fallball tournament with Notre Dame and Bellarmine. They’ll play both teams in Chicago Oct. 6, and that will be their only fallball action of the year.

We keep finding out tidbits about Detroit and Michigan’s respective schedules this fall from other programs releasing their own. The latest: Michigan will travel to High Point March 6, and make a second-consecutive trip to Denver April 27.

Michigan’s official site interviews freshman goalie Gerald Logan.

Michigan will be hosting coaching clinics again this winter. Great opportunity for high school and youth coaches around the state to learn a bit. As someone who has never played or coached the game at an organized level, I was able to learn a ton at the clinics last year.

On the women’s side, UDM has already gotten fall ball underway.  The Michigan women’s team talks a little bit about their process for starting varsity play in a year’s time.


Under The Bucket shares the CCLA-2 coaches poll. Grand Valley takes the top spot, but with the departure of Davenport to CCLA-1, not so much other representation right near the top:

  • 1. Grand Valley
  • 6. Aquinas
  • 7. Siena Heights
  • 9. Ferris State
  • 10. Oakland
  • 13. UM-Dearborn
  • 14. Northwood
  • 15. Lawrence Tech.

Fall Ball gear for Central Michigan, and Aquinas swag isn’t so bad itself.


Michigan has picked up a 2014 commitment from Glen Ridge (N.J.) LSM Jackson Kinley. Of note, he plays SSDM for his high school, not longpole. More to come on him eventually, but for now, Denver was among the other schools he considered, so it’s a nice pickup.

Michigan also got a 2014 commitment out of California (an area they’re hitting pretty hard compared to some other teams from non-traditional areas) in Redwood LSM Liam Bourke. He’s a member of the Alcatraz Outlaws team that also has featured other U-M commits.

Youth, Etc.

Former Michigan assistant Mark Greaney has started a travel lacrosse team. Check out the link for more details on the Premier Lacrosse Group.

Beth Donovan growing the game by starting the Westwide Women’s Lacrosse Club in Northville.


It’s official: Richmond is adding Division-1 lacrosse. The past couple years have seen a huge boom in new D-1 programs (obviously including Michigan), and Richmond is just the latest. Conference home is going to be an interesting decision to watch. Is a southern conference on the way?

Yet again, I’ll probably have to spend more time discussing this at a later date, but friend of the blog Matt over at College Crosse (Hoya Suxa no more) postulates that Albany and Stony Brook could be the next lacrosse programs to change leagues.

USC won’t stop rumbling about the potential for Division-1 men’s lacrosse.

The Northeast Conference’s expected NCAA Tournament autobid is in the books.


You still have a few more days to vote for former Michigan defenseman Pat Stansik as the Lacrosse Personality of the Year in the Inside Lacrosse Laxies. Stansik is the creator of such gems as “I love you Denard” and the Pregaming with Pat series.

Lacrosse Magazine is taking nominations for Person of the Year. Michigan coach John Paul won last year, is anyone from the state worthy in 2012?

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