Football Friday Notebook: UMass Dartmouth, WPI Unveil 2018 Schedules

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you had a great Fourth of July and ready for the first Friday in July.

We’re a few weeks out from the start of another NFL season, which is exciting. Additionally, we are also closing in on the start of college and high school football, too – crazy, right?

Let’s kick-off the first weekend in July with some news from the gridiron world – have an awesome weekend, everyone and enjoy the cooler weather in New England!


Boston College and Syracuse University will square-off late this upcoming college football season. So, while we anxiously await that particular kick-off, check out an early outlook/preview of what Orange fans can expect when they face-off against the Eagles.

If you’re a New England Patriots fan, you probably know by now that wide receiver Julian Edelman saw his four game suspension upheld and will miss the first four games of the 2018 season against the Detroit LionsHouston TexansJacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins.

Yes, it is disappointing that Edelman won’t be on the first for the team’s first four games, but as Pats Pulpits‘ Matthew Rewinski writes, “Time to take the L and move on.”

The UMass Dartmouth football team recently unveiled its 2018 schedule, which features non-conference clashes against Alfred State and Delaware Valley. One week after hosting DelVal, the Corsairs will travel to Westfield State for its first MASCAC tilt of the season on Friday, September 14th.

Also announcing its 2018 slate was the WPI football team – Coach Chris Robertson shared the team’s upcoming schedule in a tweet on Tuesday. The Engineers begin its season with three-straight road contests, including a week two meeting with the RPI Engineers. RPI-WPI is always a game to watch or circle on the calendar.

Finally – just for fun! – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was spotted recently tossing a 66-yard touchdown pass to a Minnesota high school football player. The video of the long heave was seen on the Moorhead Spud Football Twitter handle.


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Lax Notebook: MLL Announces New Commissioner, College News & Notes

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By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

Lacrosse season has officially begun – well, technically it started in December with the National Lacrosse League (NLL) – but below are some news and notes from the Lax World, which you should know about or may want to know now that one of my favorite sports is back in action!

Let’s begin with some exciting news from Major League Lacrosse (MLL), which announced earlier this week that Alexander P. “Sandy” Brown has been named the second commissioner. Brown replaces Dave Gross, who was the league’s initial commissioner.

Marissa Ingemi has a great piece about the new MLL commissioner from US Lacrosse Magazine about his plans to increase the league’s brand through Digital Media, while collaborating with other leagues.

Keep an eye on Massachusetts’ Jake Horwath this season, who will look to guide the Bobcats of Frostburg State to a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) crown. The Bobcats will certainly be a team to watch in Division III this season – great read from Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun. Lee also had a great preview on the St. Mary’s (Md.) Seahawks, who will also look to contend for a CAC title, too.

The Boston College women’s lacrosse team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Preseason Coaches Poll – North Carolina was picked to place first followed by Syracuse University. A pair of New England student-athletes – Dempsey Arsenault (New Hampton, N.H.) and Elizabeth Miller (New Canaan, Conn.) – were named to the Preseason All-ACC Team.

The Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team will look to continue its success from a year ago – the Crusaders won its first-ever Patriot League tournament game last spring – when they begin its 2018 campaign on Saturday, February 10 against Providence College.

Yale University was tabbed the favorite in the Ivy League, while Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania rounded out the top three spots.

Per US Lacrosse Magazine, the Division III women’s lacrosse game will be sped-up this season, thanks to some new rules, which will make the game faster.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse will open its season against the University of Connecticut – get excited, Big East fans!


In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)! 

Earlier this month, Hendrix University captured its season-opener against Southwestern (Texas), thanks to a pair of goals and one ground ball from Lexington, Massachusetts native Garrett Brown.

The Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) unveiled its preseason coaches poll, which found Merrimack College atop the men’s poll and Adelphi atop the women’s poll.

Taylor Bastien was tabbed the new head coach of the Bentley University women’s lacrosse team last Friday. Bastien was recently the coach of the Simmons College women’s lacrosse team, but competed for the Falcons as a student-athlete at Bentley.

Boston Storm Improve To 2-0, Tops Baltimore Ride, 17-6 (VIDEO)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Boston Storm bumped their record to 2-0 last night with a thrilling 17-16 win over Baltimore in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Syracuse University alum Kayla Treanor, who competed in her initial professional contest, netted the game-winning goal to provide the Storm with their second consecutive victory.

Below is a highlight package courtesy of the United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) YouTube Channel.

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Syracuse’s Kayla Treanor Set To Join Boston Storm Of UWXL

Former Syracuse women's lacrosse great and recent graduate, Kayla Treanor, will make her professional lacrosse debut Friday evening when she competes for the Boston Storm. (Photo Credit: Syracuse.com)
Former Syracuse women’s lacrosse great and recent graduate, Kayla Treanor, will make her professional lacrosse debut Friday evening when she competes for the Boston Storm. (Photo Credit: Syracuse.com)

By Matt Noonan 

The United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) announced earlier today that six college seniors would join one of the four teams in their league, including the Boston Storm, which welcomed Syracuse University standout Kayla Treanor.

Treanor, who ranks fourth all-time in NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse history in points recorded (393), concluded her four-year career by becoming the fifth student-athlete in program history to earn a quartet of first-team All-America honors. Named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I attacker of the year earlier this week, Treanor garnered a trio of ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors, while establishing a new Division I single-season record with 217 draw controls this spring.

In addition to Treanor, the Baltimore Ride acquired a trio of former student-athletes, including Maryland’s Taylor Cummings, while classmate Alice Mercer and Syracuse alum Halle Majorana joined the Long Island Sound.

Treanor joins a Boston squad that enters its second week of competition with a 1-0 mark. The Storm are in action this evening as they take on Baltimore at Richard F. Garber Field (UMass) in Amherst, Massachusetts with opening draw set for 6 p.m.

For more information on the Boston Storm and UWXL — HOP HERE

Mass. College Lax: NCAA Tournament Weekend Schedule

By Matt Noonan 

Four local teams will be competing this weekend in the NCAA Tournament and below is each squad’s schedule.

Men’s Lacrosse

* Tufts @ RIT, 2 p.m. (Sunday, May 18) – NCAA Div. III semifinal

Women’s Lacrosse

* Boston College @ Syracuse, 1 p.m. (Saturday, May 17) – NCAA Div. I Quarterfinals

* Colby vs. Williams @ Cortland, N.Y., 2:30 p.m. (Saturday, May 17) – NCAA Div. III Third Round – winner advances to Sunday’s quarterfinals against the winner of SUNY Cortland-Redlands

* York (Pa.) @ Amherst, 4 p.m. (Saturday, May 17) NCAA Div. III Third Round – winner advances to Sunday’s quarterfinals against the winner of TCNJ-Washington & Lee