Canadians in the NCAA – Week 11 – Big House edition

submitted by Jason Donville

Lacrosse in the Big House! 

I’ve never been to a Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeye football game in the Big House (the Wolverines massive stadium) so I sure as heck wasn’t going to miss the first game in NCAA Division I lacrosse history between these two storied rivals.  Of course, Michigan is brand new to NCAA lacrosse – but they are not new to running a winning lacrosse program. That said, when these two schools collide in any sport whether it be football, hockey, tiddlywinks and now lacrosse, excuses don’t matter.  And so begins lacrosse’s next great rivalry with Ohio State up 1 game to 0. Of course, this rivalry will be no different than the one that exists between say John’s Hopkins and Maryland or Cornell and Princeton….except for one thing. It should quickly become the first significant lacrosse rivalry outside of the US Northeast and that’s great news for college lacrosse!    

Division I Men – Yale’s Deron Dempster continues to sparkle

The past few weeks have seen Deron Dempster (Orangeville) emerge as a new and potent element of the Yale offence. Friday’s 4-OT win over Brown saw Dempster only score twice but the second one was the one that ended the game.  Detroit had an impressive 8-7 win over Jacksonville with Shayne Adams (St Catharines) scoring 4 goals and Jordan Houtby (St Catharines) grabbing 5 GB’s and 4 CTs.  Robert Morris continues to roll up the wins, this week with a 17-14 win over Mount St Mary’s. Dave Morton (Orangeville) led the Colonials with 3 goals, 3 assists and a GB while Jake Hayes (Calgary) had 3 goals and an assist to go with 6 GB’s and a CT.  Stony Brook has now won three in a row with its most recent being a 10 to 8 victory over UMBC that saw Robbie Campbell (Delta) score 4 goals while grabbing a GB and a CT and Greg Miceli (King City) grabbing 3 GB’s, while Scott Jones (Port Moody) scored 5 goals for UMBC.  Bryan Neufeld (Virgil) continues to put up huge numbers for Siena scoring 2 goals and 4 assists in a 14 to 2 drubbing of Canisius. Hartford defeated Binghamton 11 to 7 and Carter Bender (Caledon) had 2 goals and 3 assists in the victory while Delaware beat St Joes 16 to 6 with Dan Keane (Elora) scoring 3 goals and an assist for the victors. Finally, at the Big House in Michigan, Logun Schuss (Delta) scored 3 goals and 2 assists while Jesse King (Victoria) added a pair of goals as the Buckeyes edged Michigan 12-9.

Division I Women – Boissoneault continues to produce

Canisius had a big win over Colgate this week 13 to 5. Megan Oosting (Lakefield) scored 3 goals and an assist in the win while Tori Quinn (Orangeville) had a hat trick and sister Carly Quinn (Orangeville) had a goal, 2 assists and a GB. It’s been a tough year for Detroit but Emily Boissoneault (Brooklin) continues to dominate, scoring a pair of goals while adding an assist in a 19 to 8 loss to High Point.  UMBC beat Vermont 19 to 11 on the weekend and Karli Mackendrick (Whitby) picked up an assist, 3 GB’s, a DC and a CT in the loss.  Katie Donohoe (Peterborough) picked up another win for Monmouth in their 18 to 6 defeat of Long Island. Manhattan beat Niagara 15 to 14 with Savanna Pearce (Calgary) scoring a goal and an assist while grabbing 2 GB’s and Sheehan Mulholland (Calgary) scoring a goal in a losing effort. Villanova topped Louisville 9 to 8 and Janaye Dzikewich (Whitby) picked up 2 GB’s and a CT in the loss.

Men’s Division II – Pecchia stands on head – twice in one week!!!

Last week unranked Catawba found itself facing two pretty formidable opponents. In the first game, Mars Hill got 32 shots on net but goalie Michael Pecchia (Coquitlam) managed to stop 25 of them while teammate Braden Artem (Acton) did his part by scoring 4 goals in a 9 to 7 theft (read win). Then a few days later Catawba beat Florida Southern 7 to 6 with Pecchia making another 17 saves. In other Division II action undefeated Mercyhurst beat St Rose 19 to 6 with Kyle Kallay (Orangeville) scoring 2 goals and 4 assists, Brady Heseltine (Elora) scoring a hat trick and Mitch McAvoy (Sherwood Park) grabs 5 GBs.  Dowling had a big win over Chestnut Hill, 9 to 4 that saw Sheldon Burns (Whitby) grab 2 GB’s and 2 CT’s.  Finally, Danny McDermott (Vancouver) continues to play well with a CT and a GB in NYIT’s win over Seton Hill.  

Women’s Division II – Lindenwood is lindengood!

Lindenwood, in their inaugural season in Division II lacrosse posted another win, this time 15 to 12 over Regis.  Lindsay Palmer (Whitby) scored 4 goals while Justiene Groothuis (Kitchener) added a hat trick and Jordyn Constance (Calgary) added a single. Grand Valley defeated Notre Dame 22 to 20 with Jill Dixon (Fenwick) scoring a goal and an assist and 7 DC’s.  Limestone hammered Converse 21 to2 with Sarah Oor (Uxbridge) scoring 2 goals and 2 assists while grabbing 2 GB’s while Samantha Cock (Terra Cotta) grabbed 2 GB’s and a CT.  Emily Fagan (Calgary) picked up a goal, a GB and 2 DC’s in a 13 to 18 loss to Dowling while Kim McConnery (Welland) scored a pair for Catawba in a 16 to 5 loss to Savannah. Finally, Dara Hayes (Calgary) scored a goal and an assist in Merrimack’s 21 to 3 win over Southern Conneticut.

Men’s Division III – Adrian wins a pair

It was a good week for Adrian with two wins in the past week. In the first, Adrian took down Carthage 13 to 7 with Coady Adamson (Bowmanville) scoring a hat trick and Mitch Barnard (Barrie) grabbing 9 GBs. Keegan Bowman (New West) scored 4 for Carthage. In the second game, Adrian spanked Milwaukee Engineering 17 to 2 with T.J. Cook (Caledon) scoring a hat trick. Roanoke enjoyed a 25 to 14 romp over Randolph-Macon that saw Richard Lachlan (Port Coquitlam) score 4 goals while Braden Gerrie (Fergus) grabbed 7 GBs.  Ty Midwinter (Hamilton) scored a hat trick for Randolph-Macon while Jason Crawford (Burlington) made an impressive 25 saves in the loss. Binghamton Southern defeated Rhodes 17 to 2 and Erik Klein (Coquitlam) had 4 goals while Brian Gillis (North Vancouver) scored 2 goals and 4 assist in a lopsided win over Thomas. Finally, Concordia had a big win over Fontbonne 12 to 10 with Sam Wladyka (Winnipeg) scoring 4 goals, Danny Dahms (Calgary) adding a goal and 3 assist and Kyle Burrell grabbing 4 GB’s. Impact rankings for the Canadians in Division III lacrosse are presented below.

Canadian “Impact” Leaders In Div III – 2012
Rk Player School Hometown GM G A GB CT IPG
1 Mitch Barnard Adrian Barrie 13 12 4 102 5 9.85
2 Pat Miles New Eng.Coll. Brampton 12 4 5 42 33 9.75
3 Keegan Bowman Carthage New West. 10 35 11 35 7 9.50
4 Dustin Gatt Elmira Welland 9 7 1 39 15 8.56
5 Brayden Gerrie Roanoke Fergus 13 6 2 50 22 7.85
6 Erik Klein Birmingham So Coquitlam 14 47 16 30 5 7.36
7 Bryce Wells La Roche Cochrane 14 11 4 55 16 7.29
8 Danny Dahms Concordia Calgary 11 21 10 33 8 7.27
9 Trent Thomas Utica Akwesasne 12 20 19 22 11 6.92
10 Tom Longland Morrissville St. Dunnville 10 1 0 35 16 6.80
11 Brock Levick Medaille Newmarket 8 26 9 14 2 6.63
12 Dustin Reykdal La Roche Red Deer 13 38 8 27 6 6.54
13 Sam Wladyka Concordia Winnipeg 11 19 13 25 6 6.27
14 Mark White Southern Maine Oakville 11 17 13 22 7 6.00
15 J.G. Thouin La Roche Laval 14 21 6 39 9 6.00
16 Jeff Wasson Clark Buckhorn 11 36 5 25 0 6.00
17 Daniel McQuade Whittier New West. 9 13 13 20 4 6.00
18 Tyler Midwinter Randolph Macon Hamilton 15 28 24 25 5 5.80
19 Richard Lachlan Roanoke PoCo 11 35 4 17 3 5.64
20 Brendan MacDonald RIT Georgetown 11 19 10 26 3 5.55
21 Dan Foote Albright St Catharines 12 32 7 21 3 5.50
22 Brian Gillis New Eng.Coll. North Van. 12 32 11 16 2 5.25
23 Brady Richards Elmira Cortice 9 16 9 17 2 5.11
24 Coady Adamson Adrian Bowmanville 13 27 17 12 5 5.08
25 Crawford Healey La Roche Calgary 12 19 8 22 5 4.92
26 Jared Toll Alvernia St Catharines 12 12 7 27 6 4.83
27 Mike Pantelone Neumann Aurora 12 28 3 25 1 4.83
28 Joe Kozovski Medaille Ajax 8 13 14 11 0 4.75
29 Brandon MacDonald Adrian Midhurst 12 0 0 26 15 4.67
30 TJ Cook Adrian Caledon 13 22 12 14 6 4.62
31 Tyler Tanguay Adrian Pt. Colborne 9 6 7 23 2 4.44
32 Alex Crepinsek RIT Oakville 11 1 7 38 0 4.18
33 Shawn Teixeira La Roche Calgary 12 0 4 30 8 4.17
34 Kyle Burrell Concordia Calgary 10 8 5 18 5 4.10
35 Brett Austin Randolph Macon Vancouver 15 27 12 17 2 4.00

Womens Division III – Adrian on a roll!

Adrian had a big win this past week over Sewanee 19 to 13 with several Canadians having an impact. Olivia Duncan (Orangeville) scores 2 goals and an assist, Hannah Early (Shelburne) had 2 goals, Rachel Johnston (St Catharines) had a goal and Katrina Rabishaw (Sharon) picked up 4 GBs. Morrisville State defeated Lancaster Bible 21 to 9 and Cassie Edmondson (Oshawa) scored a goal while grabbing 3 GBs, 2 DC’s, and 3 CT’s. Finally, Nazareth defeated Elmira 19 to 13 with Emma Schepers (Elmvale) scoring a goal and an assist in the loss. Impact points for the Canadian women in Division III are presented below.

Canadian “Impact” Leaders In Woman’s Div III – 2012
Rk Player School Hometown GM G A GB CT IPG
1 Olivia Duncan Adrian Orangeville 13 34 8 18 8 7.00
2 Rachel Johnston Adrian St Catharines 13 32 21 13 10 6.69
3 Cassie Edmondson Morrisville Oshawa 12 11 0 34 12 5.58
4 Hannah Early Adrian Shelburne 13 9 0 20 5 4.31
5 Courtney Jamieson N.C. Wesleyan London 9 4 0 16 8 3.33
6 Emma Schepers Elmira Elmvale 10 12 7 10 0 2.90
7 Katrina Rabishaw Adrian Sharon 11 1 0 15 9 2.82
8 Jenna Nickle Pacific Port Moody 10 2 1 7 1 1.60
9 Meghan Gerrie Adrian Fergus 10 5 2 3 2 1.20
10 Emy Cote Manhattanville Saint Hubert 5 0 0 5 0 1.00
11 Madison Jerhoff Drew Calgary 5 1 1 0 0 0.80
12 Paige Ottaviano Buffalo State Port Colborne 13 0 0 7 1 0.77

Games upcoming – Head to Ithaca this weekend.

There are several games close to the border worth checking out with VMI at Canisius being the closest. Other Div I men’s games include Brown at Cornell, Georgetown at Syracuse and Bellarmine at Detroit. In women’s play, Yale plays at Cornell. My recommend in go to Cornell for the double header.

Final thoughts

The weather is warmer, and the focus shifts to the post season. There is stability in the polls and thus the only way to the NCAA Tournament is via the Automatic Qualifier route. Exams are winding down and our fine athletes will soon be heading home….the lucky ones will get to stay a little longer. Enjoy the last few weeks of the season. It should be exciting.

Yours in Lacrosse – JP Donville

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  1. GARY.THANKS RE JASON’S CANADIANS IN THE NCAA.HE DONE WEEK 11 BUT NOT WEEL 10?

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