In the end, I can still understand rewarding the “good” teams with more All-Americans. But here is the thrust of my thought process right now: I simply don’t believe that any one team in the Top 20 of D3 is really 11 or 12 All Americans better than someone only a handful of spots behind them.
The NESCAC, or New England Small College Athletic Conference, has long been the top conference in all of DIII. It’s the only conference with multiple National Champions (Middlebury and Tufts) and it’s tough top to bottom.
Tufts Lacrosse has been crushing it on the field, and at 7-1 the Jumbos are definitely top 10 material for 2014. Tufts lost 15-9 to Stevenson, and only beat Keene State by 1 goal (17-16), but other than that, they have been crushing opponents. To go along with that, Tufts Lacrosse is crushing the video department as well.
Welcome back to the D3 Lacrosse Report! Whether we’re finding this info ourselves or someone is sending it in to us, the D3 Report is all D3 all the time. Let’s delve a little deeper into the biggest (some may also argue best) college lacrosse division in the country!
Bill Belichick played lacrosse at NCAA Division 3 Wesleyan University, and so did his daughter, Amanda. While he has been the Head Coach of the New England Patriots for some time, Amanda is now also a Head Coach, as she runs the women’s lacrosse program at their alma mater in Middletown, CT.
Both Wesleyan and Tufts sent alumni teams to the 2013 CityLax Southampton Shootout, and as luck and good scheduling would have it, the two squads faced off in the last game of the day. Although there is no champion for this one day charity tournament, teams still play to win, and Tufts entered the game at 2-0, with two solid wins, and Wesleyan entered at 1-1.
With a few games to go, time to take a look at who could take home some hardware.
The CAC to the ‘CAC is always striving to get more D3 lacrosse information out there, and today we take a deeper look at Wesleyan University in CT. I’m starting with Wesleyan because I went there, and know the program well.
Showing some love for the under-appreciated standouts in the NESCAC
Plenty of D3 lacrosse highlights to go around today. From Tufts to Salisbury to other NESCAC losing OOC… Let’s get right to it.
If you’re half as much of a D3 Lacrosse fanatic as Clay and I, you’ll be watching the Tufts Vs. Stevenson game tonight. Here is a link to the broadcast, and to our conversational Open Thread!
BREAKING: I am just as confused by the NESCAC right now as everyone else is.
After dropping their first two games of the year with a limited roster, due to suspensions, Tufts tops Stevens on the road, in the snow, and in convincing fashion, 18-14.
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27 players on Tufts highly touted men’s lacrosse team have been suspended for two games. See why this is NOT just another case of lacrosse players gone wild.
It’s not my place to give life lessons but sometimes it’s important to remember what you have.