to play football, not to play trumpet
Sophomore Ian King scored 6 goals and had 2 assists (that's really good) in the lacrosse win over Detroit Saturday. For that effort he got Big Ten Offensive player of the week and Inside Lacrosse national player of the week. He led the team in scoring last year as a freshman. As a sophomore he would have been in the varsity team's 2nd recruiting class, so quite a steal for such a young program.
Wins in the first two games are great, but #2 Notre Dame is in town Saturday. In a few years these two programs will be playing rock-em sock-em robot with each other, but it would be a huge upset to get the W this weekend.
Anyone make it out the game tonight? So frustrating that games in Oosterbaan aren't streamed or televised. Sounds like the boys handled Detroit. Beating the Titans isn't a huge win by any means, but for this young program to beat them that badly, especially a week after Detroit upset Ohio State, does make a statement. First time they are 2-0 in their short history as a varsity team.
Looks like King went off. 6 goals and 2 assists. And Schlosser had a pair of goals after scoring 4 last week. Encouraging. Second week in a row the team has dominated the second half, too.
At Oosterbaan Field House, Michigan Lacrosse which is in its 4th season as a program, trailed 7-5 at halftime.
That was about it for Bellarmine. Halftime adjustments? Uh, yeah.
Michigan came out and scored 5 unanswered to take a 10-7 lead, and eventually went on a long scoring run.
Two Wolverines had hat tricks today. Mikie Schlosser and David McCormack both had 4 goals apiece.
Keep in mind, Bellarmine was a team Michigan beat last year in OT for their lone ECAC win. Seeing this result against them is very encouraging.
This is the first win in program history for Michigan in a season opener.
Next up for M Lax is in-state rival Detroit. The two played a CLASSIC last season at Pontiac'c Ultimate Soccer Arena where Michigan won 14-13 in OT in what was essentially a road game.
Michigan takes on Detroit next Saturday at 1pm inside Oosterbaan Field House.
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Just trying to brighten a day or two.
It's alumni weekend for the lacrosse team (they include us old club guys in these, which is much appreciated). I'm sure they picked this weekend back in the summer because, hey who wouldn't want to come back for the biggest football game on the home schedule?
While there will be festivities all weekend, all of the on-field stuff happens Sunday in Michigan Stadium. Alumni game at noon (I would avoid that unless you enjoy seeing a few young guys run circles around a bunch of old has-beens and never-really-weres). You can get a first look at Team 4 in the Michigan vs Fairfield scrimmage at 3:00. It's free.
From all reports this will be a much improved team with three solid recruiting classes on the roster now. Teams usually use these fall scrimmages to play everyone so it's a good opportunity to see some of the freshmen. This also marks the return (I assume) of Gerald Logan, Michigan's highly touted goalie who missed all of last season with an injury. He played last weekend in their scrimmages at Navy.
This is the first year for Big Ten lacrosse, by the way, which now includes perrenial powerhouses Maryland and Johns Hopkins.
Nice to hear the 3K-seat Lacrosse stadium has finally been announced.
The Athletics South Competition and Performance Project will serve the training and competition needs of nearly two-thirds of the total number of student-athletes. The project will construct approximately 310,000 gross square feet of space that will be the future home for men's and women's track and field, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, and women's rowing.
A performance and team center will provide specialized spaces for each team and shared resources for all teams for strength and conditioning, athletic medicine, a performance lab, meeting space and locker rooms. It also will allow Michigan Athletics to consolidate various team facilities now dispersed across the athletic campus. An indoor rowing tank will be built for the first time. New indoor and outdoor track and field facilities that will have permanent seating for 2,000 and 1,000 spectators, respectively, will allow U-M to again host home track meets as well as regional and national competitions. A 3,000-seat lacrosse stadium will create a home for the University's newest varsity programs, in a sport that is one of the fastest-growing in the nation.
The project, made possible by the purchase of property adjacent to existing U-M facilities, has an estimated cost of $168 million. Funding will be provided entirely by Michigan Athletics donor resources and gifts, including a $100 million gift from Stephen M. Ross. The Regents also approved the architectural firm of TMP Architecture Inc. for design of the project.
Soccer team center
Lacrosse team center (no stadium photos available yet)
New indoor track stadium
The U-M Indoor Track Building will be demolished along with Ferry Field in summer 2015 (sadly).
The U-M Indoor Track Building will be where a new multi-purpose arena will be. That arena will replace Cliff Keen near the end of the decade and will serve as the home of Michigan Volleyball, Wrestling, Men's Gymnastics, Cheer and Dance.
Meanwhile, Ferry Field is being turned into a parking lot. No, really.