and... i like them? I think I like them.
Many D1 lacrosse programs are already deep into their 2016 classes. Inside Lacrosse just published their top 25 sophomores, and I was very pleasantly surprised to see a UM commit in the top 10. This is a major step forward for such a young program without wins or facilities yet. All the other top 10 kids who are committed are going to the usual suspects.
Quick google found an Adams highlight film. Kid looks young (he is what, 15?), but very slick.
For the second straight year Inside Lacrosse has ranked the incoming class in the top 20. Considering this is only the second recruiting class in Michigan lacrosse history, not bad. Need maybe one more class and these youngsters in the first two classes to grow up, and the corner may be turned from struggling start-up program to competitive program on the rise.
Michigan's newest varsity sport, women's lacrosse finally unveiled their schedule today.
They will play ALL of their home games at Michigan Stadium. WLAX is the first women's sport as a tennant in The Big House since Field Hockey in the earlly 70s.
Michigan will play this season and this season only in the American Lacrosse Conference. The ALC is made up of Florida, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio, Penn State and Vanderbilt. Northwestern is a dynasty and it is pretty well documented.
The women should have a much better season than the men did in their innaugural year since they are starting out with a team of scholarship players unlike the men who had club players.
* indicates ALC Game
Note: Michigan has a game against Vanderbilt. The date and time is still yet to be scheduled.
|3/16||at Johns Hopkins*||1pm|
|3/23||at Penn State*||1pm|
|3/30||vs UC Davis||1pm|
|4/26||vs Fresno State||4pm|
|ALC Tournament (Evanston, IL)|
|5/9||First Round (Campus Sites)|
|5/11||Second Round (Campus Sites)|
|5/17||Quarterfinals (Campus Sites)|
|5/23||Semifinals (Towson, MD)|
|5/25||Championship (Towson, MD)|
It looks like Nike has started doing a lacrosse event they are calling "The Ride" that is based on their SPARQ football stuff. A couple of links...
Notable are the two 2014 UM commits, Heidt and Young, who were there. Both got mentions.
Typical mountain of Nike swag...
As always for more detailed lacrosse coverage head over to Tim's site. http://www.greatlaxstate.com
Congratulations to Michigan Men's Lacrosse which was one of six D1 Lax teams to record a perfect 1000 in the Academic Progress Rate. Great accomplishment for the STUDENT-athletes.
Also congrats to Villanova, Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Colgate and Bucknell who also scored a 1000. And Duke and Yale who came in at 997.