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Every year Mike O'Leary, who played for the club lacrosse team, produces a video about the current year's team that they debut at the banquet. Mike worked for NFL Films at one point and has a bunch of emmys for sports shows and documentaries. His NFL Films experience is pretty evident in his lacrosse videos. He did a bunch of stuff for the University of Miami's athletic department too that won some awards. He comes up with a different theme every year. This year's version is called The Will. Be warned, it's about 12 minutes long.
1 seed fairfield ended Michigan's 2014 season early this evening by a score of 12-5. The amount of progress this team has made this season has been incredible. If you double their win total from the last two seasons combined, you still wouldn't equal this year's total.
The 7 seed Michigan Women are taking on 2 seed ohio in the ALC Tournament First Round right now. The women had a good first season in terms of wins, going 4-12. Tonight will hopefully be redemption for the team against ohio who beat Michigan 18-3 back in April.
Here is the link for the Women's game at 8pm- http://apps.ohlulz.com/ncaa/?f4m=http://cbsicollege-lh.akamaihd.net/z/445323_big109UMGS@141281/manifest.f4m
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.