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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
Each week, The Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Friday's guest is Marc Ingerman, a senior defenseman for No. 20 Towson. Question: What is your best attribute as a defenseman? Answer: I'd have to say it's my one-on-one matchup ability. At times, that's worked out well for me in my career. Second to that, I think, is my communication. It's come a long way. Q: What's an aspect of playing defense that fans tend to overlook or underestimate?
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
As close to a standout as Hood has, James Weger forged one of the best performances among Commonwealth Conference men's lacrosse players this spring. The junior defenseman led the Blazers (4-12 overall and 1-7 in the league) in caused turnovers with 49 and ranked second in ground balls with 73, trailing only junior faceoff specialist Randolph Clark's 108 ground balls. Only Lebanon Valley senior defenseman Ryan Lanigan finished with more caused turnovers (56) and ground balls (101)
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By Edward Lee | May 3, 2012
Johns Hopkins' close defense has been headlined by junior Tucker Durkin and Chris Lightner. The third starting spot has been a little bit more in flux. Senior Gavin Crisafulli started the first nine games of the season before freshman Robert Enright opened games against Albany on April 5 and Maryland nine days later. Sophomore Jack Reilly, the team's primary long-stick midfielder, started against Navy on April 21, and then Crisafulli regained the starting role in last Saturday's overtime win against Loyola.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
UMBC dived into the 2014 campaign without four potential starters, but all four are on pace to rejoin the team for next season. The Retrievers went 8-7 overall and 3-2 in the America East despite losing senior midfielder Conor Finch (Boys' Latin) and freshman defenseman Pat Dignan to torn anterior cruciate ligaments, junior goalkeeper Wes DiRito to foot surgery and senior long-stick midfielder Nathan Klein to a broken neck. Coach Don Zimmerman said all four players are progressing well in their rehabilitation.
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By Edward Lee | May 17, 2012
When Maryland takes the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis for Saturday's NCAA tournament quarterfinal matchup against No. 2 seed Johns Hopkins, Goran Murray will likely move to a spot opposite Zach Palmer and shadow the Blue Jays' junior attackman incessantly. That's been the role that the 6-foot, 175-pound defenseman has played in his freshman campaign. Having tangled with the likes of Virginia senior Steele Stanwick, Colgate junior Peter Baum, and Lehigh senior David DiMaria, being asked to contain an opponent's top attackman has become a matter of routine for Murray.
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By Edward Lee | February 6, 2012
Mount St. Mary's has almost three weeks before opening the season at Delaware on Feb. 25, but it appears that there's an early leader in the clubhouse for the spot as the third starting defenseman. Sophomore Shane Pierce is competing with sophomore Tim Durkin and freshman Kyle Bryant, but for now, coach Tom Gravante said Pierce is in line to join senior Brendan Rooney and junior Kevin Downs as the starting defensemen. The defense met Lehigh in a scrimmage two weeks ago without Rooney (sore hamstring)
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By SPORTSTICKER | July 15, 1998
If you can't beat 'em, raid 'em.The Washington Capitals, who were swept by Detroit in the Stanley Cup Finals, yesterday signed former Red Wings defenseman Dmitri Mironov, an unrestricted free agent whose slap shot is one of the hardest in the NHL.Mironov, 32, split last season between the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Red Wings, finishing with eight goals and 35 assists in 77 games. The offensive-minded defenseman was a healthy scratch for 15 of 22 playoff games."Dmitri adds mobility, size and offense," said general manager George McPhee.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
Chris Fennell has made every start this season for Navy, but the freshman defenseman's 11th start is in question. Fennell injured his right leg in the second half of the team's 7-6 double-overtime loss to No. 1 and Patriot League foe Loyola on Saturday and was sidelined for the remainder of the game. Coach Rick Sowell said it's too early to determine whether Fennell - who ranks second on the Midshipmen (4-6 overall and 3-4 in the conference) in caused turnovers with 13 and has collected 17 ground balls - can play at No. 13 Army (7-3, 5-1)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | October 21, 1992
The white plastic cast was gone from Sylvain Cote's left hand yesterday, and the Washington Capitals defenseman was hard at work alongside Al Iafrate in preparation for Cote's first game of the season tonight against the New York Rangers."
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By Edward Lee | March 6, 2012
Salisbury defenseman Zeke Smith was named the Capital Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound sophomore anchored a Sea Gulls defense that surrendered just seven goals in two wins against McDaniel and No. 15 Gettysburg. Smith had a team-best five caused turnovers and was tied for second on the team with six ground balls in those two victories. He leads Salisbury with eight caused turnovers this season.
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Henry Lobb stood up against the wall in the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium, fumbling through words while trying to catch his breath. For most of Monday afternoon, the Duke senior defenseman stood on the stadium field with his knees bent, long stick in hand while chasing around one player: Notre Dame sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh. Lobb zoned in on Kavanagh, who torched Maryland's top-ranked defense in the semifinals for seven points (five goals and two assists) to lead the No. 6 Notre Dame to Monday's national championship against No. 1 Duke.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
A Stevenson defense that has surrendered just 5.8 goals per game in its last nine contests has been led by the play of senior defenseman Kyle Holechek. The Loyola High graduate has recorded 43 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers over that same span. He leads the reigning national champion Mustangs (18-2) in caused turnovers with 43 and ranks second among teammates who are not faceoff specialists in ground balls with 64. “I think he's gotten better as the year has gone on,” coach Paul Cantabene said Friday morning.
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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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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
CBS Sports Network analyst Evan Washburn was the color analyst for No. 1 Loyola's 13-10 win against No. 6 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. The former Delaware defenseman, who can be followed on Twitter via his account @EvanWashburn , took a spin through the 18-team field of the NCAA tournament. He talked about the debate between Hofstra and Harvard for the final at-large spot, the most exciting first-round game, and the team with the toughest road to the Final Four. Were there any surprises in the bracket?
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
Chris Fennell has made every start this season for Navy, but the freshman defenseman's 11th start is in question. Fennell injured his right leg in the second half of the team's 7-6 double-overtime loss to No. 1 and Patriot League foe Loyola on Saturday and was sidelined for the remainder of the game. Coach Rick Sowell said it's too early to determine whether Fennell - who ranks second on the Midshipmen (4-6 overall and 3-4 in the conference) in caused turnovers with 13 and has collected 17 ground balls - can play at No. 13 Army (7-3, 5-1)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Loyola Maryland preserved its top ranking with a 10-8 decision against Patriot League foe Colgate on Saturday despite the absence of starting defenseman David Manning because of an unspecified injury. But the junior is expected to return and start when the Greyhounds (9-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference) visit Navy (4-5, 3-3) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday at noon. “He'll be back,” coach Charley Toomey said on Wednesday morning. “We anticipate David starting this weekend.
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By Edward Lee | March 9, 2012
Friday's edition of The Sun included an article on the top defenseman for five of the six teams participating in Saturday's Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Four of the five aforementioned have been named All Americans and one was arguably compiling an equally worthy season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last year. Lacrosse is a sport where goals are desired by fans and TV networks and players on the offensive side of the field throw no-look passes and shoot from behind their heads or between their legs.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | April 16, 2009
At the age of 22, Brendan Flanagan felt as though he were 90. A day after undergoing surgery in September 2007 to remove a brain tumor, Flanagan tried to walk from his bed to the bathroom at the hospital at New York University. A simple step took unbelievable effort. "I was so unbalanced that I walked like a 90-year-old man," recalled Flanagan, who could not lift anything heavier than a 5-pound weight for a month and was barred from physical activity for two months. "I remember the first time I got out of bed, I thought, 'Oh, I'm an athlete.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Two years ago, Brian Cooper started 18 games at close defense, ranking third on Maryland in caused turnovers and fifth in ground balls. The following season, he was asked to move to short-stick defensive midfield. But Cooper didn't view it as a demotion. He was an offensive midfielder at Archbishop Spalding and had been recruited by the Terps as a short-stick defensive midfielder. And with the close defense welcoming then-sophomore Casey Ikeda back from injury and then-freshman Matt Dunn into the fold, Cooper saw an opportunity to pair up with Landon Carr and solidify the defensive midfield.
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Mike Preston | March 7, 2014
The term around the Loyola lacrosse team is "Fletched," as in the opposing attackman got "Fletched. " Or when the Greyhouds' star defenseman runs away from two attackmen after stealing a ground ball, they both got "Fletched. " Loyola's Joe Fletcher might be the best defenseman in college lacrosse. He was the only college player selected to the U.S. national training roster for the 2014 World Cup, and he is a specialist, just like a face-off player. If you want to shut down the team's top goal scoring attackman, send Fletcher.
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