Welcome to the final regular edition of the 2011 Maryland
Men's Lacrosse Blog. This week we'll wrap up the season with a look back at an
incredible championship weekend, including an tremendous turnout by Terp alums,
and sending out some thank you's.
Losing stinks. There's no other way to put it and it's a
part of why sports are so special - the highs are so incredibly high that they
make the lows that much harder to take. But, let's have some perspective and
appreciate what the Terps accomplished this year. The loss hurts, but this team
has a lot to be proud of this season.
On Saturday the Terps lost a game. On Sunday we lost a
member of our family.
I'll get into the game vs. Johns Hopkins, but in reality
there are more important things to start with this week. We will also give you
a peek inside the Lacrosse Reunion and preview this weekend's ACC tournament.
There doesn't need to be any long build up. It's really that
simple - it's Hopkins Week!
We'll get into some of the history of the Maryland-Hopkins
series and look at this year's match-up. We'll also take a quick peek back at
the Navy game and catch everyone up on the ACC tournament seeding scenarios.
Things look a lot better for the Terps as they enter the
third week of "The Stretch" than they did going into week two. It's funny how
that happens after a big win.
This week's edition of the
Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog is going to touch on a number of different topics,
including a Navy preview with a remembrance of a fallen hero, a quick review of
the Virginia game, a big event coming to College Park on April 16, how John
Haus stacks up to former Maryland All-America middies and a reminder about the
importance of purple.
This week the Terps return to the scene of the inadvertent whistle. Ok,
what happened two years ago may not matter to this game, but there's no way to get ready for
this week's game at Virginia without going back and looking at the last time
Maryland played in Charlottesville (you know - that game).
The Virginia game will be
the main focus of this week's Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog, but we'll also
touch on the terrific job Curtis Holmes has done facing-off and we'll shed some
light on the milestone Ryan Young reached last weekend.
This is the week things get really interesting for the
Terps. This is the week that the annual four-week stretch begins that will go a
long way toward determining Maryland's fate in May. This is the week where
questions get asked and start to get answered. We'll begin things here with a
closer look at "The Stretch," including a closer look at this week's opponent -
UNC. Then we'll also take a look back at last week's games vs. UMBC and St.
Joseph's and finish up with a quick peek at the latest NCAA rankings.
It's another two-game weekend for the Terps this week and in
this edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog we'll get into the games vs.
UMBC and St. Joseph's, take a look back at the Towson game, get a complete (or
as complete as we can get) history of 100-point scorers and breakdown the
Terps' shooting so far this season.
It was a four-day whirlwind for the Terps. In this somewhat
abbreviated edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog we'll touch on the Bellarmine,
including the importance of playing mid-week games and Duke, including why
purple is one of this Maryland team's colors, games.
Wow! Did anyone see that coming? Of course, I'm talking
about the Terps blitzing the Hoyas in the second half en route to hanging 20 on
Georgetown last Saturday.
We'll start with a look back to that game in this week's
blog, but we'll also get into this weekend's big ACC showdown in Durham, N.C., take
closer look at the Terps' dominating defense and we'll answer the question
"What the heck is a Hard Shell?"
It seemed like it took a long time to get here and then it
was over in the blink of an eye. Yes, the 2011 season finally got underway last
Saturday with an unorthodox thumping of Detroit Mercy at Capital One Field at
Inside this week's blog we'll take a look back at the
opener, including an inside view of what happened with the illegal stick, look
ahead to this coming Saturday, which is sure to be a great one for all lacrosse
fans. So, let's get started ...
It's game week! When it comes to the season opener it
doesn't matter who it's against it is always an exciting game. This year the
Terps open their season vs. Detroit Mercy at 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at
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Today all over the country calendars flipped to February,
which can only mean one thing - actual lacrosse games will be played beginning
this month. While real games are still a few weeks away, the change from
January to February means the wait is almost over.