Friday, April 29

[NCAA] PRINTS PICKS - WEEK 13 !

 
 
 
 
Once again our guy, The PRINTS looks into the future, and picks this weeks NCAA lax games. Hit us up, @YumYumLax or @BlueprintLax on twitter & let us know what you think!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YALE over Harvard: This is the game of the week! What is a week without a great Ivy League match up? This game will rely on the YALE midfield's ability to out run the Harvard mids between the lines. I look over the match up and will predict the Bulldogs by 2.

MARIST over Detroit: Senior JOSEPH RADIN (Long Beach, NY) is on a record setting mission for MARIST and he gets to face a Detroit defense that yields big numbers. Things will only get harder for the Detroit defense as RADIN torches them for a stat padding afternoon.

HOBART over Sacred Heart: Big FRANK BROWN and company have a tasty home game match up Saturday against a much improved yet young Sacred Heart team. 

JOHNS HOPKINS over Maryland: Yes, I am calling for an all out Petro style victory for the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays will play for their coach Saturday and turn over their century old cross town rival in a great match up! 

SIENA over Monmouth: Super Soph CHRIS ROBERTSON is catching fire and the Prints prediction is that he goes for a 3 and 2 afternoon against a soft Monmouth defense.

QUINNIPIAC over Manhattan: Goalie JACK BRUST is doing all that has been asked of him for QUINNIPIAC. The Calvert Hall product comes from the same program as Navy great keeper MICKEY JARBOE. Pedigree alone has BRUST at the top of his game and makes life easy for the QUINNIPIAC close defenders. 

GEORGETOWN over St. Johns: Hoyas ground ball machine CHARLIE FORD represents the state of California much like the California ground baller SPENCER WRIGHT did at Syracuse. FORD and the rest of the Hoyas make easy work of the Johnies in this one.

VERMONT over Binghamton: I really like this VERMONT team this year. They are deep at the midfield, quick on defense, and they have a good coach. Binghamton is also very well coached so, this should be a great game to watch. 

D2 Pick of the Week: DOWLING over Dominican: Things might get a little ugly for Dominican as DOWLING's BRIAN WHITE will create a match up nightmare. The Bayport, NY native is a high profile D2 All American candidate racking up 73 points to date. This match up will increase his resume and we should see him on the AA list come end of season. 

D3 Pick of the Week: CLARK over Emerson: This CLARK team is underrated. Time for some press from The Prints! THey have a special player in NICK JOHNSON and their coach JEFF COHEN is a CLARK grad who coaches with all heart for his team. Look for CLARK to notch a double digit margin of victory Saturday.

Friday, April 22

[NCAA] PRINTS PICKS - WEEK 12

 
 
2016 Week 12 college lacrosse picks from our in house NCAA expert the inimitable PRINTS.  You saw it here first!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPENN over Dartmouth: While Dartmouth goes through the rebuilding process, UPENN may have gotten two of the best freshmen in the Ivy League. JJ MCBRIDE (Delbarton) and SIMON MATHIAS (Ridgefield, CT) are coming along and making an impact as young bucks. Coach MIKE BARTOMIOLI is doing a nice job with the midfield this season. 

FURMAN over High Point: Short ride for Coach Meade and the Paladins up route 52 into NC and the furniture capital of the world, High Point. This will be a very good game with two up and coming teams but, the Prints predict FURMAN by 2.

DREXEL over Delaware: Delaware is playing better and had a few surprise wins lately but, Coach BRIAN VOELKER has a defense that is led by ground ball machine MILES THOMAS. Thomas is the purest DREXEL defenseman since JOHN JACKOWIAK graced the field for the Dragons.

HARVARD over Princeton: Although Princeton has been playing gritty under their new coach, HARVARD's stinging loss to UPenn isn't going to happen again on Saturday

HOFSTRA over UMass: What happened to this UMass team? They had so much promise and they were playing good midfield and good defense and all of a sudden, they became complacent. HOFSTRA is riding some mojo after back to back easy wins, they may just slide right past this struggling UMass squad.

NOTRE DAME over UNC: UNC either comes out blazing or they fizzle at the start. Which will it be against the nation's top defense? You have to get to this ND Defense unit early and often to stand a chance against them. ND steals this one.

RUTGERS over Penn State: Toughest call of the weekend in this match up. Penn St. is coming off back to back heart break OT losses. I'm thinking this game is no different. Will this be an OT Thriller? Make it 3 straight OT losses after Saturday!

TOWSON over Fairfield: Fairfield doesn't have the defense this year to contain JOE SEIDER (Hereford, MD) nor can they shadow BEN MCCARTY (South Carrol). TOWSON battles back into top 10 talk after this lopsided affair.

D2 Pick of the Week: BELMONT ABBY over Pfeiffer: Superstar Canadians CONNOR SELLARS and CALLUM TANNER are strong and can run in from the box on a shorty. Pfeiffer will struggle all day to contain these two north of the border specimens. 

D3 Pick of the Week: AMHERST over Williams: AMHERST Legacy Freshman ANDREW FORD (Delbarton) is already making a name for himself through the midfield. He is relentless between the lines and will be the future of this team. Williams will struggle to keep up with much bigger and more physical AMHERST midfield. Williams can really use Williams Legend MARK OLIVER this Saturday.

Friday, April 15










NCAA WEEK 11 picks from our in-house college lacrosse expert #ThePRINTS ... Catch it !



 
BROWN over Yale: Brown will hand Yale their first loss of the season this Saturday. This is the Game of the Week! Playing in Providence will be the deciding factor. The Brown U fans come out in the spring for lacrosse games and with Yale coming to town, look for the screaming liberals to torment the Yale Republicans.

COLGATE over Holy Cross: COLGATE's ROBBY DUNIGAN and JACK STEBBINS are having banner seasons and it doesn't stop Saturday as they will combine for a 4g's and 3a's Saturday in a cruise win over the Crusaders.

HOFSTRA over Drexel: Another excellent match up. If Coach Tierney's team shows up and plays like their pre season ranking, they should be able to handle the Drexel Dragons but, this one will come down to the wire. HOFSTRA by 2.

MARYLAND over Rutgers: Great games keep coming up for this Saturday and this one is another beauty on tap. Breaking this game down on tape, it looks like the Terrapin defense and goal play of KYLE BERNLOHR will keep the Rutgers offense at bay. Terps by 4.

OHIO STATE over Michigan: Another game that has OT Thriller written all over it! This will be a low scoring affair with the Buckeyes scoring in the final minutes for a 8-7 final score.

PRINCETON over Dartmouth: Two Ivy League struggling teams. PRINCETON is playing with a new coach and if they play the way played against Yale in week 7, they should run away with this one. The Tigers by a double digit margin!

RICHMOND over Bellamine: RICHMOND has been lacking fire power lately. They need to get ALEX HATEM the rock and free him up. HATEM has the ability to exploit the Bellarmine defense. RICHMOND shut down defenseman TOM MONZO will put a lid on any of the Bellarmine attackmen he covers.

SYRACUSE over UNC: This is a game Cuse needs and the inconsistency of UNC this season lends me to believe that they will squander away an early lead to the Orange. Cuse by a couple in this great match up.

VILLANOVA over Georgetown: Nova's JAKE FROCCARO (Port Washington, NY) is a slippery and agile player from anywhere on the field. He will be a tough match up for the Hoyas from the attack or from the midfield. A dynamic player who is lethal any time he gets the ball.

D2 Pick of the Week: WINGATE over Brevard: After startimg the season 0-4, Coach MICHAEL LAWSON has WINGATE playing with a purpose. They are notching victories on the reg now and Saturday will be another as star player AUSTIN MURPHY heats up and stretches the nylon often!

D3 Pick of the Week: DENISON over Ohio-Wesleyan: Huge call here but, OWU doesn't have legends like THERON FOLEY, JEFF RANT, BILL BISHOP, or PATRICK KENNEDY any more. DENISON is riding the shoulders of BLAIR FARINHOLT and the youngster MICHAEL HAUEISEN is showing promise at the midfield. Look for DENISON to sneak in a W in this long time rivalry.

Friday, April 8

[NCAA] The PRINTS' PICKS - WEEK 10 - The Dead Sea!


Our roving NCAA lax-picker lends us his insightful weekly selections from a different part of the world almost every week. This week , (WEEK 10) he checks in from the Dead Sea - ENJOY!
 
AIR FORCE over Mercer: The Falcons are having an epic season riding on the shoulders of sniper CHRISTOPHER ALLEN who is having a stellar senior year campaign.

BINGHAMTON over UMass-Lowell: I say this because it is evident UML isn't playing to their potential and BINGHAMTON coach SCOTT NELSON is a student of the game who should be able to get win number 3 this weekend!

BRYANT over Wagner: BRYANT is playing good ball at the right time. Where was this back in February and early March? BRYANT's SHANE MORRELL is showing why he always draws the opposing teams best defenseman. He can score on the run with both hands and looks to be in a zone lately. BRYANT in a blowout.

ROBERT MORRIS over Hobart: This could come down to OT. What a great match up between these schools. RMU's JAMES RAHE is a special player who should see lots of looks Saturday despite the string Hobart defense.

JOHNS HOPKINS over Ohio State: No easy match up for the Bluejays but, HOPKINS RYAN BROWN is playing as well as he was predicted to do in the pre-season reports. HOPKINS by 4.

RUTGERS over Michigan: RUTGERS continues its historic season as ADAM CHARALAMBIDES tries to get into the All-American conversation. He has a legitimate chance as he has put up multiple mult-point games and is a treat player to watch.

MARIST over Sienna: This is another thriller but, with MARIST JOSEPH RADIN on the verge of being MARIST's all-time leading scorer, I look for RADIN to continue his quest by having a big day Saturday, MARIST by 2.

HARTFORD over UMBC: UMBC will have match-up issues at the midfield and at the defensive end of the field trying to cover marksman JUSTIN HUGGINS who has been on fire for the HAWKS. He is looking like HARTFORD LEGEND LEE BAILEY lately. I wonder if JUSTIN HUGGINS is related to another lacrosse legend MARSHALL HUGGINS.

D2 Pick of the Week: TAMPA over Mercyhurst: Besides the blowout loss to Limestone (prediction is they see them again on Championship Sunday), ANDREW KEW and CONNOR WHIPPLE have something going for TAMPA and I see them pounding Mercyhurst into a double digit blowout.

D3 Pick of the Week: ROGER WILLIAMS over Trinity: Not very often would I pick a CCC team over a NESCAC team but, I like ROGER WILLIAMS in this one. NICK GAGNON is playing very well for the Hawks and I have noticed the Trinity defense is struggling to contain teams. This will be the deciding factor for the Hawks as GAGNON and crew pick apart the Bantams for a solid win.

Saturday, April 2

[NCAA] THE PRINTS' PICKS - WEEK 9, JERUSALEM EDITION!

The nomadic PRINTS went 10-2 last week and is back with another round of NCAA lacrosse picks. This week he's delivering live from Jerusalem, and next week live from Petra and the Dead Sea Jordan ... Catch it!











BU over Lehigh: This will be a knock down drag out game! Both teams are gritty and both teams are demanding D1 respect. BU has a special freshman player in JAMES BURR.

FURMAN over Jacksonville: Furman's big win last week will be enough to propel "Mr. Mo" heading into a struggling JU offense. Furman by 3.

PROVIDENCE over St. Johns: I'm going to keep riding the Friar Train until the Thayer Street Express runs out of steam. Look for BRENDAN KEARNS and Co. to roll the Johnies!

SAINT JOSEPHS over Wagner: A much improved Wagener squad is just a few steps behind St. Joes who is led by sharp shooter MIKE RASTIVO who is deadly from 10-12 out!

VILLANOVA over Marquette:  VILLANOVA just suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of #3 Brown but, this Brown team is the best it's been in the past two decades. Look for Nova to bounce back in a big way Saturday. The big question is........will the Villanova Basketball team also win Saturday?

CORNELL over Dartmouth: Coach MATT KERWICK gets the BIG RED back in the winner's circle against Ivy League foe Big Green. BIG RED runs away with this one one folks!

UMASS over Delaware: This game could get ugly quick! Unless Delaware can find a way to lock off DAN MULLER, UMASS may be spotting a 6 goal lead by halftime. Delaware also has to try to get shots past DAN DOLAN who is looking everything like UMASS Legend SAL LOCASIO in cage right now!

SYRACUSE over Notre Dame: Yes, this is the Heavyweight Game of the Week! ND's defense is stifling. Going to be great watching the match ups between SALCIDO, BARBER, DONAHUE vs Epple, Glazener, and Landis. This may be an OT Thriller!

D2 Pick of the Week: MOUNT OLIVE over Belmont Abby: Two of the hottest teams in D2 are facing off in this one. Belmont's All Name Team keeper Harley Witham will look to stop MOUNT OLIVE workhorse BRETT KINGSTON who has a knack for scoring big goals in big games. Look for Kingston to carry the Trojans to a 2 goal win. 

D3 Pick of the Week: KENYON over Wabash: No easy picnic for the Lords because Wabash is coached by Terry Corcoran who is respected and a legend in the lacrosse coaching community. Coaching alone isn't enough to stop Kenyon's ROBERT JACOBS. The Florida product is Kenyon's most versatile player who should dominate this game. Look for Jacobs to go 3-2 in this match up.

Friday, March 25

[NCAA] PRINTS' picks - Week 8

Week 8 of the the 2016 college lacrosse season. THE PRINTS picks 'em, we post 'em. Here's your insight into this weeks NCAA lax games ...

SYRACUSE over Duke: Starting this week off with a tough pick. This will be a good game but, Orangeman face off specialist BEN WILLIAMS should be the difference maker in this high powered game! Cuse by 4.

HOLY CROSS over Jacksonville: This is a coin flip game but I am tilting my cap towards the Crusaders only because of that 2OT game against Harvard. They showed a great deal of moxie that game and I think they have enough fire power to a Rebuilding Year JU Ship! 

HARVARD over Dartmouth: Dartmouth is a much better team than their record indicates. They have a good focus and they are adjusting to the new system in North Hanover but, HARVARD is coming off a defeating and exhausting loss against Brown so, look for HARVARD to take out frustration on the Big Green. 

LOYOLA over Bucknell: This is not a "big name school" pick here. Bucknell has the tools for the upset and I wouldn't be surprised to see it but, LOYOLA's ZACH SIRICO is a player who can change a game and he might be a too much for the Bison to handle. Look for a close game, LOYOLA by 3.

MARIST over Canisius: The MARIST FOXES will enjoy the hot hand of sniper JOSEPH RADIN as they punish the Canisius porous defense.

UNC over Maryland: Yes, I am calling the UNC Roller Coaster Team in a huge win over Maryland. I say that UNC STEPHEN KELLY going 80% on the draw and dominating the "x" getting the ball through CHRIS CLOUTIER to secure a nice W on the stat sheet for the TARHEELS.

PROVIDENCE over Bellarmine: I like this Friars team. They are gritty like their teams back in the 80's. They are playing good lax riding on the shoulders of BRENDAN KEARNS (Wantagh, NY) who was coached by  JOHN CUIFFO who also produced Notre Dame All American and Team USA U-19 stand out PAT WALSH.

QUINNIPIAC over Sienna: This will be a tough game to call but, I am going with the North Haven, CT squad and attackman BRIAN FELDMAN who launches a cannon! QUINNIPIAC in OT.

VERMONT over Umass-Lowell: I was a believer in UMass-Lowell until last week. They really let me down. Don't know what is going on with them but, this VERMONT team is rolling and it might get ugly on Saturday. Too many mids for the Lowell River Hawks to handle. 

FURMAN over VMI: Coach Mead has been looking forward to this match up all season. It might be enough to keep his kids hungry after a long bout of Winless Blues! This game will not produce high caliber fireworks but, FURMAN's JONAH MOORE should be able to find some elbow room to fire shots against a soft VMI defense.

D2 Pick of the Week: MERRIMACK over Molloy: MERRIMACK has to cope with the loss of workhorse Tucker Schwarz. They do have a few Massachusetts boys to fill the role with his absence. He is the best player to come out of Merrimack's Men's Lacrosse since the great Scott Aiken in the late 80's! Merrimack still wins ...

D3 Pick of the Week: WNEC over Springfield: I love seeing former players coaching against their college coach. This is what we have here Coach JOHN KLEPACKI looks to upend his college coach KEITH BUGBEE. WNEC has been crushing the Hudson Valley in recruiting and they are winning the recruitment battle. That coupled with convincing Longmeadow HSplayers to come to WNEC is creating a hotbed in Springfield MA. Look for the Golden Bears to upend their cross city counterparts in this Western Mass Home Town Classic!

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Friday, March 18

[NCAA] PRINTS' PICKS - WEEK 7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARMY over Holy Cross: If this was a basketball tournament game, HC all the way. Did you know the great Bob Cousy went to Holy Cross? And Duke Basketball Coach K played at ARMY? As far as lacrosse goes this year, ARMY will win this easy battle Saturday. Army +5.

UMBC over Binghamton: YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY native RYAN BAKER is a complete player for UMBC. Only a freshman, he is the workhorse behind the midfield for this young UMBC team. He will find the back of the net often against the slow and leaky Binghamton LSMs. 

YALE over Cornell: As March Madness sets in, I can't help making references to the basketball tournament as I watch my brackets slowly get busted! But, YALE Basketball is having an amazing season despite losing their captain for some unexplained reasoning. Their lacrosse team has no controversy right now and the way their midfield is playing, I think they are too physical for Cornell right now. Bulldogs by 2 goals!

DREXEL over St. John's: This is another tough call game this week. DREXEL relies on its defense. Being coached by an all time defensive genius in BRIAN VOELKER, DREXEL will take this one on their defense. Riding the back of ground ball animal JUDE WHALEN who plays defense like DREXEL Legend JOHN JACKOWIAK, the Dragons prevail.

DUKE over Georgetown: The Richmond loss was a strange occurrence for DUKE. I like the way they bounced back against Loyola. The Hoyas will give them a good game but, DUKE will win this one by a goal margin of +-4. This should be a fun game to watch!

SYRACUSE over Johns Hopkins: Well, well, never a dull moment when these two legendary programs clash together. Pick your player match up cliche.......Gait vs Petro, Powell vs Doerr, Benson vs St. George, Marr vs Beardsley. The list is long and dense. This one is always a instant classic!

MONMOUTH over Marist: Sticking to the March Madness, MONMOUTH basketball got robbed on selection day. Wins over UCLA, Notre Dame, USC, and Georgetown and no respect? Come on man! I'm going to give MONMOUTH LACROSSE some respect with a win and going to call Texas product BRYCE WASSERMAN having a big game Saturday as well!

UPENN over Princeton: All Ivy League games are tough to gauge. They all have a historic rivalry that dates back to the 1800's. In this match up of smart guys, I have to go with UPENN workhorses NICK DOKTOR (Irondequoit) and REILLY HUPFELDT (Haverford) having a supply cart of goals for the Quakers!

D2 Pick of the Week: CATAWBA over Mars Hill: Battle in North Carolina! I have to go with coach PETER BOURQUE and his stellar league best goalie RYAN APPLEGATE (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) groomed by goalie great RAY CARNICELLI. APPLEGATE has the ability to change a game between the pipes and I think he will be a stone wall against the in state rival. Look for the Indians to get back in the winner's circle Saturday!

D3 Pick of the Week: SKIDMORE over Clark: SKIDMORE has a special player in the Taft School product KEVIN MULVEY. Although Clark is a much improved team this year from the past, they don't have a lock down defenseman needed to handle MULVEY. KEVIN MULVEY and the Thoroughbreds have a busy day peppering the Clark keeper Saturday!

 

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