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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
When Bill Tierney helmed Princeton to all six of its national championships during his tenure there, the Tigers were renowned for a suffocating defensive scheme that at times strangled opponents into offensive futility. When John Desko replaced Syracuse Hall of Famer Roy Simmons Jr. prior to the 1999 season, the Orange maintained their run-and-gun roots and outsprinted opposing teams en route to five NCAA titles. Tierney left Princeton to take a similar position at Denver for the 2010 campaign, while Desko still heads Syracuse.
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From Inside Lacrosse | April 10, 2014
This time a week ago, Cornell was the lone undefeated team in Division I and was No. 2 in the nation. Consecutive 14-9 losses at home to Harvard and Syracuse have altered its national standing dramatically, but coach Matt Kerwick and his players say the team's psyche remains undamaged. "I'm not concerned," Kerwick said. "We have great leadership in that locker room. Two games don't determine a season. We're not worried about that at all. Confidence is a very important part of lacrosse, probably more so than any sport I've been around, and we have to make sure we continue to stay confident because we have all the faith in the world in this team and I don't second-guess it at all. " "Our ticket's the Ivy League," defenseman Tom Freshour said after Tuesday's loss to the Orange.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,mike.preston@baltsun.com | March 29, 2009
For most of the game, Loyola had all the answers for No. 2 Syracuse. But in the final minutes, the Greyhounds had no solutions for Orange senior midfielder Dan Hardy. Hardy scored three of Syracuse's four goals in the final seven minutes of the game, including the game-winner with 1:17 remaining as the Orange edged host Loyola, 14-13, on Saturday before an announced 2,620. The No. 19 Greyhounds (5-4) had taken a 12-8 lead on a goal by attackman Cooper MacDonnell with 12:01 left in the game, and soon afterward Loyola coach Charley Toomey went to a zone defense.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
With No. 9 Johns Hopkins' 14-5 dismantling of visiting Michigan on Saturday , Dave Pietramala joined some rare company. Pietrmala became only the sixth Division I coach to win 150 games at one school. Pietramala, who is 150-50 in 14 seasons with the Blue Jays, joined Delaware's Bob Shillinglaw (283 wins), Virginia's Dom Starsia (252), Notre Dame's Kevin Corrigan (242), Syracuse's John Desko (189) and Massachusetts' Greg Cannella (174). Asked about the achievement on Wednesday morning, Pietramala was self-deprecating, per usual.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
A year ago, Syracuse was ranked outside of the top 10 in many preseason polls and closer to the mid-teens than No. 10. This winter, the program is getting the respect that an 11-time NCAA champion deserves. The Orange are ranked either No. 1 or 2 in many preseason polls, and that attention has not escaped the notice of coach John Desko. “It's such a difference for us,” he said. “There weren't any expectations last year. I don't know where we were picked - 14, 15, 16 or 17 in the country - into the season.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
With No. 9 Johns Hopkins' 14-5 dismantling of visiting Michigan on Saturday , Dave Pietramala joined some rare company. Pietrmala became only the sixth Division I coach to win 150 games at one school. Pietramala, who is 150-50 in 14 seasons with the Blue Jays, joined Delaware's Bob Shillinglaw (283 wins), Virginia's Dom Starsia (252), Notre Dame's Kevin Corrigan (242), Syracuse's John Desko (189) and Massachusetts' Greg Cannella (174). Asked about the achievement on Wednesday morning, Pietramala was self-deprecating, per usual.
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From Inside Lacrosse | April 10, 2014
This time a week ago, Cornell was the lone undefeated team in Division I and was No. 2 in the nation. Consecutive 14-9 losses at home to Harvard and Syracuse have altered its national standing dramatically, but coach Matt Kerwick and his players say the team's psyche remains undamaged. "I'm not concerned," Kerwick said. "We have great leadership in that locker room. Two games don't determine a season. We're not worried about that at all. Confidence is a very important part of lacrosse, probably more so than any sport I've been around, and we have to make sure we continue to stay confident because we have all the faith in the world in this team and I don't second-guess it at all. " "Our ticket's the Ivy League," defenseman Tom Freshour said after Tuesday's loss to the Orange.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff | February 22, 2002
Who's in the goal? Who's handling faceoffs? Those are the pertinent personnel questions as the college lacrosse season begins in earnest this weekend. A number of perennial powers had to replace their goalies, and the more one's team controls possession, the easier its transition. Syracuse and Towson enjoy putting big numbers on the scoreboard, but the other serious contenders for the NCAA championship that will be awarded at Rutgers on May 27 prefer a slower pace. With the number of automatic qualifiers to the NCAA tournament up to six, a third of the 12-team field will supplant teams with higher computer ratings.
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By Jamison Hensley | February 25, 1999
Division IThe Sun's Jamison Hensley analyzes his picks for the 12-team NCAA tournament field as well as other state and national contenders (x-long-stick midfielder):Johns Hopkins1998 record: 10-4 (NCAA quarterfinalist).Coach: John Haus (first season).Key losses: Dudley Dixon, A; Andrew Godfrey, M.Attackmen: Dan Denihan, Jr.; Dylan Schlott, Sr.; Ryan Quinn, So.First midfield: A. J. Haugen, Jr.; Matt O'Kelly, Sr.; Rob Frattarola, So.Second midfield: Conor Denihan, So.; Eric Wedin, So.; Dave Rabuano, Jr.Defensive midfield: x-Brendan Shook, So; Paul LeSueur, Sr.; Shawn Nadelen, So.Close defense: Rob Doerr, Sr.; John Paleologos, Sr.; Brandon Testa, So.Goalkeeper: Brian Carcaterra, Jr.Faceoff: Wedin or Denihan.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Of the four teams left in the NCAA tournament semifinals, it is top-seeded Syracuse - the architect of a Division I-best 10 national championships - that is bringing up the rear in the offense department. The Orange are averaging 11.7 goals this season, which ranks 13th in the country - a still healthy number that many other programs would love to boast. But unlike previous Syracuse incarnations that dared opponents to keep up with them as they galloped up and down the field like a pack of unbridled thoroughbreds, this year's current squad is viewed as a more patient outfit, a group that prides itself on locking down opponents on defense and exhibiting patience on offense.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
A year ago, Syracuse was ranked outside of the top 10 in many preseason polls and closer to the mid-teens than No. 10. This winter, the program is getting the respect that an 11-time NCAA champion deserves. The Orange are ranked either No. 1 or 2 in many preseason polls, and that attention has not escaped the notice of coach John Desko. “It's such a difference for us,” he said. “There weren't any expectations last year. I don't know where we were picked - 14, 15, 16 or 17 in the country - into the season.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
When Bill Tierney helmed Princeton to all six of its national championships during his tenure there, the Tigers were renowned for a suffocating defensive scheme that at times strangled opponents into offensive futility. When John Desko replaced Syracuse Hall of Famer Roy Simmons Jr. prior to the 1999 season, the Orange maintained their run-and-gun roots and outsprinted opposing teams en route to five NCAA titles. Tierney left Princeton to take a similar position at Denver for the 2010 campaign, while Desko still heads Syracuse.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Of the four teams left in the NCAA tournament semifinals, it is top-seeded Syracuse - the architect of a Division I-best 10 national championships - that is bringing up the rear in the offense department. The Orange are averaging 11.7 goals this season, which ranks 13th in the country - a still healthy number that many other programs would love to boast. But unlike previous Syracuse incarnations that dared opponents to keep up with them as they galloped up and down the field like a pack of unbridled thoroughbreds, this year's current squad is viewed as a more patient outfit, a group that prides itself on locking down opponents on defense and exhibiting patience on offense.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,mike.preston@baltsun.com | March 29, 2009
For most of the game, Loyola had all the answers for No. 2 Syracuse. But in the final minutes, the Greyhounds had no solutions for Orange senior midfielder Dan Hardy. Hardy scored three of Syracuse's four goals in the final seven minutes of the game, including the game-winner with 1:17 remaining as the Orange edged host Loyola, 14-13, on Saturday before an announced 2,620. The No. 19 Greyhounds (5-4) had taken a 12-8 lead on a goal by attackman Cooper MacDonnell with 12:01 left in the game, and soon afterward Loyola coach Charley Toomey went to a zone defense.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff | February 22, 2002
Who's in the goal? Who's handling faceoffs? Those are the pertinent personnel questions as the college lacrosse season begins in earnest this weekend. A number of perennial powers had to replace their goalies, and the more one's team controls possession, the easier its transition. Syracuse and Towson enjoy putting big numbers on the scoreboard, but the other serious contenders for the NCAA championship that will be awarded at Rutgers on May 27 prefer a slower pace. With the number of automatic qualifiers to the NCAA tournament up to six, a third of the 12-team field will supplant teams with higher computer ratings.
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February 25, 2000
Division I The Sun's Gary Lambrecht analyzes his picks for the 12-team NCAA tournament field, as well as other state and national contenders (x-long-stick midfielder). Virginia 1999 record: 13-3 (national champion) Coach: Dom Starsia (79-27, eighth season) Key losses: Tucker Radebaugh, A; Michael Leahy, M; Doug Davies, D. Attackmen: Conor Gill, So.; Drew McKnight, Sr.; Ian Shure, So. First midfield: Jay Jalbert, Sr.; Hanley Holcomb, Jr.; Aaron Vercollone, Jr. Second midfield: Chris Rotelli, Fr.; A.J. Shannon, Fr.; Will Quayle, Jr. Defensive midfield: x-Peter Rogosa, Sr.; Brenndan Mohler, So.; Nick Russo, So. Close defense: Ryan Curtis, Sr.; Mark Koontz, So.; Court Weisleder, Sr. Goalkeeper: Derek Kenney, So. Faceoff: Jason Hard, Sr.; David Jenkins, Jr. Outlook: A year after finally winning a national title under Starsia, the Cavaliers return to defend their crown with a wealth of talent and experience.
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