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Lost Again

Give credit where credit is due

Everyone does realize that the Field Hockey team is responsible for what appears to be a fantastic signing day.  Really!

  Their Championship proves that LC can win!

  The ring ceremony last Sunday showed all the football recruits in the stands that the Lafayette family does appreciate and support its athletes.

   What 17 or 18 year old guy wouldn’t want to go to school alongside that group of attractive young ladies?

What else was different this year?
Lafalum

That was the plan
Bogus Megapardus

This is rather lascivious of me, but Lafayette really DOES have incredibly attractive, smart and personable athletes in field hockey, wlax, softball etc.  

Not to mention talented.  Which they are.  Puts Lehigh (and others) to shame.

Honoring our nationally-competitive, league champion FH team in front of thousands with recruits in attendance was a splendid idea.  Bruce McC. earned his paycheck for that one and LostAgain gets bonus points for alerting us to to the deliberate machinations behind this non-coincidence.

I remain in (temporary) feel-good mode about Lafayette athletics, at least until that curmudgeonly carney2 persuades me otherwise.
Pard4Life

C'mon guys... they parade the baseball and golf team on the field at halftime a semester after they win.  It was not deliberate, though they could have waited until this weekend.

I am somewhat indifferent about the class.  We don't know if they are good or not.  I'm excited about the Sakowski kid because I know Bosco, but that's all... the Patsy ratings may tell a different story, but the important thing is that we seem to have an attitude and swagger, as do these new kids.  That's more than half the battle.
Bogus Megapardus

Pard4Life wrote:
the Sakowski kid


I think he's gonna be our Brian Dawkins/Ed Reed/Troy Polamalu from the get-go.  Apparently he's the one who called the defensive signals at Bosco.  Shut it down, lock the door and throw away the key.  He can cover, he can blitz and he can tackle!  No more 4th quarter big plays out of Colgate and Lehigh and Holy Cross that ruin our season.

I'm excited about this class . . . I'm going to have to look a little deeper into some of the highlight video we have on them and assess the quality of the competition for the big guys we have up front, but with Sakowski there really can't be much doubt.





Sakowski called all the defensive signals in the secondary for Don Bosco and also played wide receiver. He plans on making an impact as a freshman for Lafayette, which went 4-7, 1-4 Patriot League last season.

“I’m going there with a full head of steam,” said Sakowski, named the defensive player of the year by NorthJersey.com. “I want to have a great freshman year, I want to be a freshman all-American. I want to reach for the stars.”



http://donbosco.powermediallc.org...26/sakowski-commits-to-lafayette/
Pards Rule

Im most pleased about this class and I'll give credit where its due to the staff - Tavani, Loose, Dougherty, etc. Good job guys. Now on to the fall and let's win there!
carney2

Pard4Life wrote:
I am somewhat indifferent about the class.  We don't know if they are good or not.  I'm excited about the Sakowski kid because I know Bosco, but that's all... the Patsy ratings may tell a different story, but the important thing is that we seem to have an attitude and swagger, as do these new kids.  That's more than half the battle.


Word is that The (Patsy Ratings) Committee is similarly conflicted (not "indifferent") about this group.  Numbers have been crunched, but for the first time in a long time the results are not obvious.  The chairman was overheard to say that sleeping on it resolved some issues.
edge29

I've watched most of the highlights and I'd like to think I'm able to spot a real player.  Also, the last few seasons have made us all take things regarding Lafayette football with a grain of salt.  With that being said, I think we have a hell of a class here.  Every OLineman is very large, can move, and are consistently putting people on there back.  No fat, slow guys here.  Each plays until the whistle.  The Dlinemen also have the same characteristics.  
My two favorites:  Sakowski and Vickers.

Kudos to the staff for their work this year.  Let's hope it brings the program back to where it should be!!!
The Maroon

I want to get jazzed - I really do - but shouldn't we be reaping some sort of benefit from having played so many young guys the past two years? I really hope not to see to many of these guys on the field next year. If we can get to that 6-5, 7-4 stage and then these guys are as good as we all seem to think than I would hope we're back to talking championships in 2013.

And not to pull a Carney - but I can go through the old postings here and list  dozens of promising guys that haven't panned out. The last recruit I got excited about was that linebacker who played in the Big 33 - and obviously that didn't work out.
edge29

You're right.  No one can control things such as keeping on the field, how hard they work once they get to campus, etc..  But we do have some ballers.
 
I think we're one year away from reaping rewards of having played younger players.  Our Achilles heal was both sides of the line.  Our skill players have never been heads and shoulders above our opponents.   Our strength was our lines in the championship years.  I think the staff has done everything they can to bring them back up to par.  The rest is up to the players now.

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