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By Jeff Wallner, Sports Xchange | March 18, 2014
DAYTON, Ohio -- Senior guard DJ Evans scored 22 points and sophomore guard Peter Hooley added 20 points to lead Albany to a 71-64 win over Mount St. Mary's in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament between two No. 16 seeds Tuesday at the University of Dayton Arena. Albany (19-14) advances to face No. 1 overall seed Florida (32-2) on Thursday in Orlando, Fla. Freshman forward Will Miller went 7-for-12 from 3-point range and scored 21 points to lead Mount St. Mary's, which rallied from a 19-point, first-half deficit.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Succeeding Bob Ford as only the second head coach of the Albany football program might seem like a daunting task. But Greg Gattuso has some experience to lean on. Gattuso, Maryland's defensive line coach for the past three years, previously worked for 12 seasons as the head coach at  Duquesne. Gattuso said his biggest challenge is building a connection between the players and coaches, six of whom are new to the Great Danes. “I have no idea how our guys are going to respond to our coaches and how we do things,” Gattuso said during the recent Colonial Athletic Association media day. “I think they're excited about change, but there is a little unknown there.
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March 22, 2012
No. 13 Albany (6-2) at UMBC (3-5) Saturday , noon In a rematch of last season's America East final, the Retrievers look to avenge their 11-4 loss to the Great Danes. Regular-season games between these two have been much closer, with last four decided by three goals or fewer. Last year the Great Danes won, 12-11, in the final week of the regular season; they lead the series 6-5. The Retrievers, who had to rebuild their offense, are within a few goals of a winning record, dropping two of their past three games by a goal.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
In an unprecedented move, Albany's Miles and Lyle Thompson won the 2014 Tewaaraton Award, becoming the first players to share the honor. The brothers also became the first Native Americans to take home an award given to the top collegiate player in a sport that traces its roots to Native American origin. Miles and Lyle Thompson - Onondaga Indians who were honored on Thursday night at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. - are also the first pair of brothers win the award.
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By Steve Amedio, Sports Xchange | March 11, 2012
A large, boisterous crowd, a big late-game opposing presence inside and some inability to make plays down the stretch was too much for UMBC to overcome as the University at Albany knocked off the Retrievers, 69-61, in the championship game of the America East Conference tournament Saturday night. The outcome sends the 23-9 Great Danes, making their first appearance in the conference championship game, to the NCAA tournament for the first time. Albany finds out its seeding position and opponent Monday night when the brackets are revealed.
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From Sun staff reports | February 7, 2013
Five Albany players scored at least 10 points Wednesday night in an 85-41 win over UMBC, which shot just 28 percent from the field. Raven Harris won America East Player of the Game for the Retrievers (7-16, 3-7), finishing with seven points, five rebounds and three assists. Shereesha Richards went 10-for-13 for a game-high 22 points for the Great Danes (19-3, 10-0). St. Mary's 94, Frostburg State 85, OT: The Seahawks scored 16 points in overtime to beat the Bobcats after St.Mary's Sophie Pruden scored with four seconds remaining to tie the game at 78. Frostburg State (6-16, 2-7 Capital Athletic Conference)
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From Sun staff reports | February 7, 2013
Mount St. Mary's lost to Wagner, 74-65, on Wednesday night at the Spiro Sports Center.  Rashad Whack paced the Mountaineers with 19 points. The Mount was able to cut its deficit to 70-65 with 14.1 seconds left after a steal and deep 3-pointer by Kelvin Parker, but Wagner went 4-for-4 at the line to close out the win. Parker added 15 points off the bench while Wiggins chipped in 11 points and four assists for the Mountaineers.  Julian Norfleet...
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By Edward Lee | May 3, 2012
Scott Jones finished with two goals in No. 2 seed UMBC's 19-8 loss to No. 3 seed Albany in Wednesday night's America East tournament final, but his impact was barely felt at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville. Jones, who entered the contest leading the Retrievers in both goals (34) and points (38), scored the game's first goal just 27 seconds into the first quarter. But he didn't score his second one until 12:30 remained in the fourth quarter. The Great Danes shadowed Jones with a short-stick defensive midfielder, essentially daring him to dodge - which is not his strength.
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June 13, 2006
On June 10, 2006, FRANK G. ALBANY; loving son of the late Viola Albany; dear brother of John J. Albany and his wife Pauline and the late Charles "Bill" Albany, Josephine Grosscupp, Mary Thompson and Thomas Albany. Also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME P.A., 237 E. Patapsco Avenue (Brooklyn) on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, 10 A.M. at the Funeral Home.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2012
Maryland's 11-point win over Albany last season featured the debut of Alex Len , but was an otherwise unremarkable non-conference game for the Terps. For Great Danes guard Logan Aronhalt , however, the late-December matchup was unforgettable. “It was a fun game to play in,” Aronhalt said. “It was definitely one of those experiences that gave me goose bumps, playing in front of so many people in a nice arena against a program with such a rich tradition.” Aronhalt, who finished with 13 points and six rebounds, thought back to his first and only visit to College Park many times this spring as he considered where he wanted to finish his college basketball career.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y . - Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh scored with 2 minutes, 29 seconds left in overtime to lift sixth-seeded Notre Dame to a 14-13 win over Albany in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal at James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University on Saturday. The Fighting Irish (11-5) will meet seventh-seeded Maryland in one semifinal at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday. The Terps (13-3) blasted Bryant, 16-8, in the first contest of the doubleheader. Kavanagh's third goal of the game completed a run in which Notre Dame rallied from a 12-7 deficit to tie the score at 13-13 at the end of regulation.
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By Matt Kinnear and Inside Lacrosse | May 13, 2014
Steve Marohl knew last year his single-season points record was bound to fall - and that someone with the last name Thompson was going to do it. And he's OK with that - and enjoying watching them play just like everyone else. As a lacrosse fan and someone still involved in the game, he's happy to see the impact brothers Lyle and Miles, and cousin Ty, are having on the sport he loves. "These guys are idolized by the younger kids; I see it with the kids I coach," he said Tuesday.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
These teams have met just once before, with Albany routing Loyola Maryland, 19-10, in the first round of the 2007 NCAA tournament. The Greyhounds are 9-0 at home this season and 4-3 at home in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Albany (11-5) went 4-5 through the nonconference portion of its schedule, but righted the ship by buzzing through the America East and claiming the league tournament for the second straight year. The Great Danes are 1-4 against teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament.
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By Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun and By Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
One minute and 46 seconds were left in the game when Albany delivered another magic moment. Attackman Miles Thompson threw a quick pass to younger brother Lyle, who hurled a pass across the crease to cousin Ty Thompson, who flicked in a goal. And then there was one final trick: Unseeded Albany made No. 3 seed Loyola Maryland disappear from the NCAA Division I lacrosse tournament. The Thompson trio accounted for 11 goals and seven assists, and getting 13 saves from goalie Blaze Riorden, the Great Danes upset Loyola, 13-6, in the first round of tournament play Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
About 30 minutes after the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team had wrapped up a 13-8 victory over visiting Albany on April 4, three players were still standing on the Homewood Field turf, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans. That trio did not represent the home team, though. They were Miles, Ty and Lyle Thompson, the starting attackmen for the Great Danes. "One of my favorite moments of the season was when we had lost that game at Hopkins and you looked on the field and there were only three kids on the field signing autographs, and it was those three," Albany coach Scott Marr said.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
The Tewaaraton Award finalists for the 2014 season include the first brother duo, two returning finalists and one area player. The Tewaaraton Foundation announced on Thursday afternoon that the five finalists for the college lacrosse version of the Heisman Trophy are Loyola Maryland senior defenseman Joe Fletcher, Princeton senior midfielder Tom Schreiber, Albany junior attackman Lyle Thompson, Albany senior attackman Miles Thompson and Duke senior...
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By Edward Lee | May 2, 2012
UMBC, the No. 2 seed in the America East tournament, has won 10 of 14 contests in this series, including six of the last seven. But Albany, the No. 3 seed, upended the Retrievers, 11-7, in 2010, the last time they played host to a tournament semifinal. The Great Danes (4-10) went 3-2 in the conference, but have dropped their last two contests. UMBC (5-7) also went 3-2 in the league, but edged Albany for the higher seed due to a 17-16 overtime win on April 21. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville Wednesday night.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
It will be interesting to see how Loyola Maryland defends Albany this weekend in their NCAA men's lacrosse tournament first-round game and how that might change the Greyhounds offense. The Great Danes have the Thompson trio -- attackmen Miles (74 goals, 34 assists) and younger brother Lyle (45, 69) as well as cousin Ty (36, 12), also an attackman. Albany has outscored the opposition 261-184 this season and has converted on 32 of 62 extra-man opportunities. Loyola likes to run, that sometimes that style of play also produces turnovers.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
In a move that will surprise no one, Loyola Maryland defenseman Joe Fletcher has spent a considerable amount of time watching film of Albany attackman Lyle Thompson, and the Greyhounds senior knows that the tape doesn't lie. He also knows that the tape isn't entirely truthful. It can't capture the full scope of trying to shadow the Great Danes junior, who has already tied UMBC attackman Steve Marohl's single-season NCAA record of 114 points. “That's what makes him, him,” Fletcher said Wednesday afternoon.
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