A very historical day for Michigan Lacrosse.
The ECAC Lacrosse League announced their All-Conference honors today. Kyle Jackson has been named to the First Team All-ECAC.
For some perspective, Michigan Football's first first team all-conference selection was Willie Heston in 1902.
Basketball's first was in 1947-48 with Pete Elliott.
Brad Lott was named to the All-ECAC Second Team becoming the first in that category, as well.
In addition, FOUR Wolverines, the most of any school in the league, were named to the All-Rookie Team. Ian King, Mikie Schlosser, Andrew Hatton & Robbie Zonino.
The future is now for Michigan Lacrosse. They have the opportunity of a lifetime this week. They win two games in a row, they're IN the NCAA Tournament.
As I'm waiting in between games here for the Women to start, the Men's lacrosse team finally got a win to end the losing skid.
Michigan pasted Robert Morris 19-10. RMU got many of their goals late against Michigan reserves. Halftime score was 12-4.
Today was a record setting performance all the way around.
- Kyle Jackson sets the single game record for goals with 5
- Kyle Jackson, Ian King and Thomas Paras all registered hat tricks
- Michigan scored their second-most goals in program history at 19
- Michigan set the team record for shots in a game with 64
Due to Fairfield beating the buckeyes today, Michigan will face Fairfield on Thursday in the ECAC Tournament Semifinals in columbus.
Two wins from the NCAA Tournament in their 3rd year of play.
The Michigan Softball and Women's Lacrosse teams played today (well, yesterday technically) and both won in dominating fashion.
The softball team won at CMU 11-0 in five innings. Romero hit a home run on her very first pitch and Sierra Lawrence and Kelly Christner each had home runs. Megan Betsa and Sara Driesenga were both solid on the mound for Michigan's 3rd straight shutout. Michigan has now won 20 straight, the sixth time in program history that has happened. The team has a big weekend against Big Ten #2 Minnesota this weekend. Winning at least one would be big, winning two or three would be huge.
Michigan Women's Lacrosse also won its third game (second straight) of the year against Detroit, 16-6. This is the most goals Michigan has scored this year and the fewest allowed this year. Detroit has had a team for longer than Michigan, so winning 16-6 is certainly a good sign for the future.
Team 1 for Michigan Women's Lacrosse just picked up their first win in program history!
13-12 over UC Davis in FOUR overtimes at Michigan Stadium.
Anna Schueler had five goals and the game winner in the 4th OT.
Michigan won the game in regulation but the braindead refs waved it off thinking there was no time left (there was).
Michigan is now 1-8 on the season, will face ohio under the lights at Michigan Stadium on Wednesday night. All home games are on MGoBlueTV.
This is obviously a big win for the program. They've had a much much tougher season than the Men did in their first year. They give up an average of 17 goals a game.
Was at the Michigan Men's Lacrosse game today in their Michigan Stadium opener against #1 Maryland as my first game as a season ticket holder.
Michigan was only down 2-1 after one quarter and 6-2 at halftime. Maryland definitely is the #1 team in the nation and showed it as they pulled away in the second half winning 13-5. They had some great defense.
Michigan's defense, however, is making huge leaps. MD was getting smoked on faceoffs in the first quarter until they put in their backup faceoff man.
Since scoring the OT winner on Saturday over Bellarmine, Mikie Schlosser is on a roll. He had two goals today along with Ian King, the team MVP right now IMO.
Stats from the box score
- Shots: 42-31 Maryland
- Groundballs: 27-22 Maryland
- Faceoffs: 11-9 Maryland
Michigan gets Saint Joseph's on Saturday at 3pm at Michigan Stadium. They beat Joe's last year 11-8 for Team 2's only win of the season. Michigan has doubled their win total from the last two years combined.
However, Saint Joe's isn't as horrible as they were last year. SJU is 5-2 right now with a loss to High Point by the same score Michigan lost to them.
Also, the Michigan Stadium field has gotten a new look for lacrosse. Last year, there was just a more colored-in midfield line and the two creases around the nets. Now, the markings of a lacrosse field are on The Big House field giving it a true lacrosse school feel.
Still kicking myself for forgetting my camera in my car so I went on MGoBlueTV and screenshot the field from the broadcast replay-