THSLL News

Posted on April 13, 2009

Apr 29, 2009 Fritts scores Four as Villanova Topple No. 9 Hofstrafrom press release  HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Villanova advanced to the CAA championship game after a 9-7 win over top-seeded and No. 9-ranked Hofstra Wednesday. The Wildcats received four goals from senior Matthew Fritts (Dallas, Texas), who has 23 goals on the season.  Villanova opened the game strong with two early goals from Fritts (Dallas, Tex.) to go up 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. The first came at the 10:51 mark with an assist from freshman Kevin Cunningham (Garden City, N.J.). Fritts' second goal was an unassisted shot down the middle.  

For the second tie of the game, Fritts notched his third goal of the game less than two minutes into the second half. Cunningham's assist on the play was his second of the contest. The Wildcats answered with four straight goals to take a two goal lead. Fritts, Driscoll, Cunningham and sophomore Mike Brennan (Manhasset, N.Y.) each notched goals to put them up 9-7 to win the game.   For the first time since 2004 the Wildcats will be playing in the CAA Championship game. Villanova will visit No. 2-seeded Towson, which defeated No. 3 Drexel in Wednesday's other semifinal, on Saturday.  

 

Army's 17-3 victory over VMI marked the 700th victory in program history. Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Navy and Hobart are the only other programs with 700 or more victories. It was a good opener all around for the Black Knights: Many former players were at the game, including two with more than a passing rooting interest. Patrick O'Sullivan was an All-American midfielder at Army in the mid-1980s; Kevin MacGibbon was an All-American goalie in the late-1970s. Each has a son on this year's team, and each son €” James MacGibbon (Plano, Tex.) and Sean O'Sullivan (Centreville, Va.) €” scored his first career goal on Saturday. "Our almuni is very in tune with what's going on with the program,€ Alberici says. "They've supported the Wounded Warrior program and the Army-Navy alumni game.€ And two alums in particular had reason to be proud with win No. 700. "I thanked [MacGibbon and O'Sullivan's] fathers for their support of the program,€ Alberici says. "And for sending us their offspring.€ http://blogs.insidelacrosse.com/2009/02/15/lacrosse-weekend-best-of/ Featured as one the emerging stars of collegiate lacrosse for 2009 is Plano Tom Palesky.  In addition to the well deserved recognition of Tom, Plano lacrosse gets a good mention.  http://video.insidelacrosse.com/video/view/XWYKAzAuuMSLOFSye7u2cg/5-emerging-players  "Matthew Fritts, Highland Park '05, scored two goals in Villanova's season opening win over Rutgers.  Fritts, a senior, was a THSLL All American, both in 2004 and 2005. \http://insidelacrosse.com/page.cfm?pagerid=2&news=fdetail&storyid=197505

Charley Dickenson, HP '06, Leads Denver Past Albany http://blogs.insidelacrosse.com/2009/02/21/surprise-starter-leads-denver-to-razor-thin-lacrosse-win-over-albany/ Palesky Saves 22, But Army Edged by No. 4 Cornell  http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=12688    Fritts leads Villanova past Penn with Three Goals http://villanova.cstv.com/sports/m-lacros/nova-m-lacros-body.html   Dickenson twins have 11 points in wins over Towson and Sacred Heart http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=12695 http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=12723          

Plano West Grad Ridge Flick, Air Force '10, Named GWLL Player of the Week
Junior registered career-high five points in conference-opening win
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force junior Ridge Flick (Plano, Texas) was named the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week for games through March 15, as announced today by the conference. It is the first career conference honor for Flick, and the second conference honor for a Falcon this season.
Flick registered a career-best five points (three goals, two assists) to help lead Air Force to a 14-8 victory over Quinnipiac in the team's conference opener on Sunday.
Flick's three goals came on just four shots, while he also added two ground balls in the game.
The Quinnipiac game marked the second three-goal output and third two-assist output of the season for Flick, who ranks first on the team in total points€ˆ(15) and assists (7).
He has scored multiple points in five of six games for Air Force this season, more than any other Falcon.
           

 

Former Cy-Fair Ironman, Taylor Brooks has had a great few games with the LeMoyne Dolphins, Division II powerhouse. 
He was named as a Northeast-10 Freshman of the week http://www.northeast10.org/sports/mlax/2008-09/playerofweek/MLAX04062009, the first LeMoyne player to earn that honor-
The Dolphins are currently undefeated- 2007 Division Champions   

 

         
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