SALISBURY 2019

2019 DIII/D3 Mens Lacrosse

SALISBURY 2019

Postby MrLax2U » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:21 pm

To initiate our new forum I thought I'd quote from Dom Starsia's 50 years of lacrosse memories:

— It was early 1993, my first spring at Virginia and, in the snow, Roanoke was playing Salisbury on the Astroturf at Scott Stadium at 11:00am on a weekday morning. There was a short, stocky attackman from Salisbury who had ten goals that day in his first college contest. Tough as nails and couldn’t miss…..Jason Coffman broke every national scoring record and went on to the most decorated career in college lacrosse history.


Is there someone on the 2019 fall ball try out roster who can compare?
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby RetiredCardinal » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:44 am

While not a scorer, from what I can tell, curious of the impact of Onondaga transfer SSDM Riley Ford. Could he be a solid replacement for Troy Miller?
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby thatsmell » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:37 am

MrLax2U wrote:Is there someone on the 2019 fall ball try out roster who can compare?


Without being a Debbie Downer, sorry to say, but probably not. He was a generational talent.
Even with all the incredibly good talent there's been through the doors of Maggs the past two decades, there hasn't been one like him since.
And that is considering some VERY good players/scorers.
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby thatsmell » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:20 pm

Not to mention Coffman and Co liked to run and have fun:

https://twitter.com/diiilacrosse/status ... 62528?s=21
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby MrLax2U » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:31 am

Great clip, Smell; thanks. Who was # 10 the goalie. A behind the back outlet pass... Wow.

I have to disagree on 1995 Gulls being the best ever D 3 lax team. I thought it was 2016 Gulls because they beat an absolutely great Tufts team for the NC.And what an ending.

Or maybe the 2012 team with the 2nd and 3rd point and goal scorers in Salisbury history.
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby thatsmell » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:56 pm

I think you have to look at the numbers.
Got to like 2012. Thay had 12 All Americans.
7 first teamers.
Kids who didn't start were being named AA.
I think it's safe to say that's probably never happened in any other program.

2012 (12)
Sam Bradman (1st team)
Matt Cannone (1st team)
Ryan Clarke (1st team)
Tyler Granelli (1st team)
Erik Krum (1st team)
Dean Rossi (1st team)
Andrew Sellers (1st team)
Evan Hockel (3rd team)
Parker Dickerson (HM)
Tony Mendes (HM)
Zeke Smith (HM)
Alex Taylor (HM)

I'd love to see a historical, year-by-year roster break down for the Gulls to see which year had the most total eventual AAs on each roster.
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby MrLax2U » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:10 am

Smell, you made me reconsider.

On a man to man analysis: Pick one (2012 or 2016) for your team. My picks:
Bradman no contest
Cannone v Blondino; the numbers say Cannone but he had Bradman to play off. Blondino
Clarke v Cirillo; Clarke led the great comeback against the Stangs but I say even
Mendes v Bromwell; Bromwell bigger, stronger
Granelli no contest
Krum v Kalama; Kalama
Rossi, Smith and Sherr v Tucker, Nowesnick and Leeds; RSS for me but Berkman may differ.
Sellers v Dabbs; Dabs but in a foxhole I’d want Sellers next to me. Tough and mean
Taylor v Reymann; even
Hockel v Ternahan; even
Dickerson v LaClair; LaClair a one man clearing machine

I think if they played, Bradman and Granelli tip the scales.
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby RetiredCardinal » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:42 pm

2017 - 10 AAs
2016 - 9 AAs
2015 - 7 AAs
2014 - 10 AAs
2013 - 6 AAs
2012 - 12 AAs
2011 - 10 AAs
2010 - 8 AAs
2009 - 4 AAs
2008 - 6 AAs
2007 - 11 AAs
2006 - 8 AAs
2005 - 8 AAs
2004 - 10 AAs
1996 thru 2003 - most was 8 AAs in ‘99
1995 - 11 AAs

***source = 2018 season program
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby MrLax2U » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:40 am

Berkman and the Gulls have a mountain to climb in 2019; probably higher than last year.

Gone are Tucker and Nowesnick, anchors of the close D plus the entire rope unit. Worse, the fist at the end of the rope, LeClair, was a one man clearing machine. And as we saw in the NC game the Gulls had trouble clearing at times plus Man Down was weak.

Offense is young with experience but the ending of the NC game was a bunch of wild shots. Shoulda slapped the Cardinals with a couple and at least sent the game to OT. No finisher. Years past the Gulls would ‘ve shredded a zone. Worse, they saw it in the earlier CNU games and didn’t adjust. Or maybe couldn’t.

Half the starters are big and fast enough to play defensive backfield in the SEC. Attack are under weight and need someone to crash defenses. Bromwell and Snyder are capable but play like gentle giants. Five offensive middies have potential and Berkman makes great lacrosse players. We’ll see.

Okay at goalie and XO needs work.

CAC has become a dangerous neighborhood. Hornets, Battlin Bishops, Stangs, Bullets, ShoMen, Cavs will be Gunning for Gulls.

Any word from fall ball and when the 2019 schedule will be released?
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby RetiredCardinal » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:04 pm

Nothing on Gulls schedule posted on their site but this is on the CAC site:

http://cacsports.com/sports/mlax/2018-1 ... nlb5hyxgsx
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby Nothinbutthelax » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:38 pm

The Gulls away at LC this year. Glad Berkman has make this early matchup a tradition.
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Re: SALISBURY 2019

Postby RetiredCardinal » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:52 pm

Noticed Gulls Maroon & Gold game scheduled for next Friday, Oct 26. Anyone headed down for this? Interested to see how they replace Nowesnick/Tucker.
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