Welcome back to the D3 Report. We talk D3 men’s lacrosse, because it’s awesome. 2014 is fast approaching, so let’s check out what some of the teams out there have been up to this fall… Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan
Meghan Puls Lacrosse Classic Videos
Wesleyan On Campus video by LacrosseRecruits.com
LR News has a lot more great video from Wesleyan on their site. Check it out. All worth a watch!
And here are some 2013 Wesleyan Highlights:
Houghton College – Fall Update from Dave Steves
Very few people in the lacrosse community have ever heard of Houghton College. Even though just last year Houghton entered the Division III Empire 8 Conference, there was little known about the college, let alone the program. In the inaugural season the Houghton Highlanders only had seven experienced players in the twenty-two player roster. When the 2013 Spring season came around the odds were definitely stacked against the team. To the surprise of many people, the Highlanders ended their season with a 4-8 record. Although this was a great first step for the program there was still a lot of room to improve, and the coming 2014 season was not going to get any easier.
Coming onto campus for the second year of the Houghton Men’s Lacrosse program came with a lot of excitement, as well as a lot of anxieties and questions. The 2014 season will consist of a full Empire 8 schedule which includes Nazareth, St John Fisher, Utica, Ithaca and Stevens. Houghton’s second year program would be facing off against some of the best programs that Division III has to offer. With this in mind, a lot of pressure is put onto the players and coaches to succeed in this difficult conference. Not only is the program facing a difficult schedule but also the loss of five of their six leading scorers who just graduated.
As Fall Ball rolled around, the program worked feverously to get new players up to speed, and to find players who would step up to fill the missing spots. Due to NCAA regulations teams are only allowed fifteen practices, and one game day during the Fall. Within those fifteen practices the players and coaches put in a lot of time and effort to make the program’s next step. The time came for the Highlanders to see if their work paid off with their Fall Ball scrimmage against Grove City’s club team.
Paul Chapman and Christian O’Lone, a Freshman and a Senior who had each began playing within the six months prior, stepped up to the opportunity to score the three goals for Houghton. It may seem like a small step, but it’s one more step closer to making the Houghton College Men’s Lacrosse program a force to be reckoned with in years to come.
D3 vs D1 – Big Hit
VMI vs W&L. It’s a cross-town, inter-divisional, all-Virginia slug fest. I love it.
Lynchburg – Great Day To Be A Hornet video