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#41 Laxrules

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:53 AM

zack - you dont mention Bryant. lefty, rabit quick, can shoot, feed and dodge.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:48 AM

zack - you dont mention Bryant. lefty, rabit quick, can shoot, feed and dodge.


Rustin Bryant seemed to be playing on the 3rd midfield last year, so much like Joe Cummings I tend to put him amongst the midfield depth. Although either Cummings or Bryant could make the switch back to attack.

Of course. RS-Jr Owen Blye and transfer Jr Billy Gribbin are two other major contenders on the attack scene.

Even though, there are no obvious 1st or 2nd midfield line openings with the addition of transfer Chanenchuk this spring (barring injury or Cummings moving to attack.) I tend to think staying at the midfield is probably a wise move for Bryant, as he seems to have the skills to do well there. Further, as Bryant moves into his junior year, regular midfielders Cummings, Snider, and JK. Bernhardt will have graduated, and then as Bryant moves into his senior year: Haus, K.Cooper and perhaps Chanenchuk will have graduated. Thus things look like they will be opening up on the midfield as Bryant moves toward being an upperclassmen, and Bryant would have the experience edge.

Meanwhile, at attack the competitition looks deep : Juniors Blye and Gribbin (2 more years to play), the 3 sophomores, 3 highly touted freshmen, 4 attack recruits for next year (Lord, Brooke, Forsberg, and Goodwin) - and apparently a top 10 guy Cannizzaro 2 years after that.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

Laxpower is indicating that UMd is playing in a scrimmage with Rutgers and UMass on Oct 15 in New Brunswick. NJ.

Looks a little too far away for me to be driving to. Ah well, guess I'll have to wait till spring.

#44 LFDlaxer

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:18 PM

Won't make a difference for you but I heard it was October 16th. Starting to get excited about fall ball, when can I expect an updated position by position breakdown & analysis?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:17 PM

Won't make a difference for you but I heard it was October 16th. Starting to get excited about fall ball, when can I expect an updated position by position breakdown & analysisi?

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:11 AM

Yeah, 200 miles seems a little much for me to drive for a scrimmage.
Since you are the one likely to be going to the fall ball game(s), maybe I am the one, who should be asking when should I be expecting an updated position by position analysis.
For me, doing it is looking like February.

#47 LFDlaxer

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:06 PM

Ha Ha! I will be at fallball at Rutgers; however my "analysis" will not get you through the winter. I will say this, last year was special and for those who think the Terps are "rebuilding", think again. Not promising anything other than a solid effort, love the coaching staff and the players are not too shabby...

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:13 PM

I feel moderately positive about the upcoming season.

That being said, the Terps main competitors in the ACC: Duke, UVa, and UNC; along with Hopkins will probably be ranked in almost everyone's top 5. I haven't seen the schedule but if it's like last year the rest of the schedule might not give the Terps the quality wins to make the NCAAs - and a young team can slip up against a solid team (even last year's team came up short against Colgate).

Midfield, goalie, face-offs look very good. But the close defense and attack are starting new guys and are questionmarks. Terps have good players to fill in on these units, so they should be at least solid. In the end, I tend to feel the Terps need one guy on each unit to step forward a bit farther, if they are going to compete with the top teams. A defenseman who can somewhat shutdown top attackmen like Steele, McBride, and Wolf, and an attackman who can really threaten the opponent's defense - make big plays.

#49 Zack80

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:11 PM

They moved the UMd scrimmage at Rutgers to Oct 16 on laxpower, as you said LFDLaxer:

Oct. 16 10:00 am Rutgers vs. Massachusetts Rutgers Fall Ball - New Brunswick, NJ
2:00 pm Rutgers vs. Maryland

One would think UMd and UMass would play also.

#50 Zack80

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:52 PM

As expected they have added the other game:
Oct. 16 10:00 am Rutgers vs. Massachusetts Rutgers Fall Ball - New Brunswick, NJ
12:00 pm Maryland vs. Massachusetts
2:00 pm Rutgers vs. Maryland


Have you heard anything about an alumni game, LFDLaxer?

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:42 PM

It looks like Syracuse is joining the ACC. They might not really show up for a couple of seasons as the Big East has a rule about waiting 27 months before leaving.

This looks like a positive for UMd lacrosse as Syracuse could give them another game where they could get around 10,000 in Byrd. I imagine that
UMd will probably have to move the date of the UMBC or Towson game in March to fit Syracuse in. It would be nice if we could just start the Syracuse series this spring.

What will happen with the ACC tmt? Play-in game or just the top 4?

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:06 AM

I am hearing that the Alumni Game is Friday, October 21st. The more I think about Syracuse coming into the ACC the less I like it. It doesn't get the ACC the AQ, the conference went from very hard to insane, the traveling just got harder and at some point every ACC school is not going to get into the round of 16 even if they deserve to. Syracuse seems to have hung the Big East out to dry...

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:40 AM

Adding Syracuse has a mixed effect on UMd's NCAA tmt chances.
On the one hand, Syracuse loses out on the Big East AQ and now will be in the at-large fight every year - which hurts UMd's chances a tad.
On the other hand, playing Syracuse helps UMd's SOS, which increases UMd's chances. Let us not forget that with UMd's local rivals (Towson, UMBC, Navy, Georgetown) being rather middling, UMd needed to gain the extra game with Duke in the ACC tmt final to get their SOS in the top 10 last season. Even with the ACC tmt win, UMd didn't get a seed. UMd definitely needs to upgrade their schedule strength some and Syracuse does this.

Overall, I think the value of adding a home game with Syracuse every other year greatly outweighs any NCAA tmt effects. This should be an event-like game, drawing around 10,000 fans (in decent weather). Hopefully, the games up at Syracuse will be televised.

Playing Syrcacuse, home and away, could be another card for Tillman to play in the recruiting game also.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:01 PM

Inside Lacrosse has announced that their #1 rising junior Matt Rambo (La Salle, PA) has committed to the Terps.

http://insidelacross...ommits-maryland

Also an article on Rambo on philly.com
http://phillylacross...ts-to-maryland/

Edited by Zack80, 22 September 2011 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:25 AM

Interview with Matt Rambo on IL back at the time of UA classic (with some highlights of his play):
http://video.insidel...or---matt-rambo

He is a lefty and seems to have a pretty nice shot.

#56 Zack80

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:38 PM

Looking into the future:
That gives UMd the #1 recruit Rambo and the #9 recruit Connor Cannizzaro in the 2013 class. They would arrive as freshmen for the 2014 season, when this fall's highly touted freshmen: #6 Solomon, #11 Bobby Gribbin and #16 Forster are juniors - which would give UMd a pretty highly touted group of offensive players (almost on the level of UVa.)

One can't put total faith in IL's rankings, but if most of these guys live up to their rankings and a few of UMd's other pretty good recruits develop into quality players, the UMd might put one of its best offenses in long time on the field in the 2015 season. Only time will tell.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

Jakob Engelke has an interview with John Tillman up on InsideMdSports:
http://maryland.247s...n-Tillman-41211

Is there any way Cummings makes the switch back to his high school position of attack with the departures of Grant Catalino, Travis Reed and Ryan Young?

“We’re going to play him at both [midfield and attack] this fall. We certainly won’t rule that out. It could happen. … Is Joe clearly the best attackman? If he is, then we’ll keep him at attack. It’s nice to have that flexibility being able to move Joe around to one place or the other.”


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There are also some nice pictures of the Terps at Fall practice on their facebook site:
http://www.facebook....70381448&type=1

A little strange for a Terp fan to look at
#27 is no longer Ryan Young, #1 is not Grant Catalino, #37 is no longer Brian Farrell, #44 is no longer Brett Schmidt....

#58 Zack80

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:18 PM

IL has added a couple of more to the Terps 2013 class:
http://insidelacross...tion-recruiting

Ben Chisolm, A, South River HS (Md.) has committed to Maryland. Chisolm played for the 2011 Freestate Team, SoCo Lacrosse Club and T2 Lacrosse Clubs, and participated in UPLax, Brine Shootout, MVP and Lake Placid. The 5-8, 155 lbs. recruit was earned MSLCA All-State 2011 and All-Anne Arundel County 2011 honors. He also considered Ohio State, Loyola and UMBC.

Chad Rafferty, LSM/D, Malvern Prep (Pa.) has committed to Maryland, according to PhillyLacrosse.com. A member of Mesa Fresh and Dukes, he also considered North Carolina, Ohio State and Villanova.

Add this to the rest of ILs list
No. 1 Matt Rambo, A/M, La Salle (Pa.)
No. 9 Connor Cannizzaro, A, Cazenovia (N.Y.)
No. 19 Mac Pons, D, Boys' L atin (Md.)
John Belz, M, Calvert Hall (Md.)
Jake Clise, A, Loyola-Blakefield (Md.)
Dan Morris, G, Dallas Jesuit (Tex.)
Alec Dunn, D, Westminster School (Conn.)
Isaiah Davis-Allen, M, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)
So UMd is up to 11. One sort of wonders if Tillman is near done, as the current junior class they replace only has 9 or so in it.

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2012 recruiting class
Tyler Brooke was named the 11th best Rising junior attackman on ESPN/Rise.
Sort of interesting that Bradlee Lord and Thomas Forsberg ranked #22 and #23 on ILs list (the 7th and 8th attackmen), respectively, didn't make ESPN/Rise's top 25 attackmen list. Forsberg is listed as an attack/midfielder but doesn't make ESPN/Rise's midifield list either. This is quite a difference, who will be right?