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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:33 am

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tough loss last night...the boys gave it their all...lets start with #27 we may have found a FOGO he needs to work all summer on his game...my mvp is #26 he is a vacuum on the field..#18 really stepped up and has made some big saves in the last 6 games...moving #4 to midfield has changed the whole dynamic of the offense causing matchup problems ...#45 is high risk high reward...you need a lefty at attack so i would take #3 out and put #31 next year..no offense to #3 but he hurt the team on crucial turnovers..if #4 gets the pole next year that will free #9...he should have a big year ...keep #6 and #34 at Dmid and give #17 a shot...the defense should be much better next year but we play with our poles to much...we need more body..we need to play nasty!!! i honestly believe if we started the season tomorrow we would make the playoffs

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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:48 pm

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While a loss last night, the Leopards dominated every aspect of the game except goals scored. Also had a few bad or non-calls late in the game the worst being the non-call on the trip/push on McMahon. The team should be proud of how it came together in the last 5 games and it will provide good momentum going into 2016. Coaching staff made some tough decisions late in the year and they generally worked out.

As far as 2016:

Goalie: will be a good battle as I would expect Cortese to come back strong. His play at the beginning of the year was very strong. He just got worn out with the number of opponent possessions. Falcone was terrific the last 5 and who knows about the freshman and incoming freshman.

Defense: played well the last 5 games with Cloud, Cameron and McCooe all playing well. Cannon is the defense's leader and had an incredible year. Losing Confort will hurt but incoming freshman and another year of experience for the existing freshman and sophomores will make this unit even better in 2016.

Faceoff: McMahon finished the last two games very well. With McMahon, the Hosftra transfer healthy and 2 incoming freshman this unit will be better in 2016 helping both the O and D.

Midfield: Westby, McCarthy and Orazietti played very well the second half of the year. Others will come on strong in 2016 including McAvoy or will get more play from underutilized middies currently on the roster. Loss of Bock, Round (attack too) and Scheuerle will hurt but if the team has 1 or 2 incoming freshman who can play they will be at least as strong. D-mids Dunlap and Gallagher played great and may have been the strongest unit in the last 5 games. There are some other good D-mids on the bench that will contribute as well.

Attack: led by Sands and Joseph (who were terrific) was the strongest unit on the team in 2015. Lewis also had a strong year. Sands passing was great and Joseph is a big time goalie scorer. This unit will be even stronger in 2016 just need to keep turnovers down.

Overall 2015 was better than 2014. Had the bad streak mid-year but finished strong. 2016 will have Rogalski's third recruiting class and with 15 (?) incoming freshman and only 4 graduates his challange will be roster size management. Other Patriot League teams will be getting some good incoming freshman and not sure what the senior graduations are but as long as the Leopards work hard in the offseason and remember while 2015 was better it was still a 4 win season I would expect at least a 7 win season in 2016.

Go Pards - looking forward to 2016 - 300 days to 1st game !!!

Wish list for 2016 non-conference games - Wagner / Monmouth / Penn / Rutgers / Michigan / Villanova

And best of luck to the graduating seniors in their careers. It is a great accomplishment to stick with it for 4 years - keep supporting the team in the years to come.

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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:57 pm

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[quote="LeopardPride2013:47870"]While a loss last night, the Leopards dominated every aspect of the game except goals scored. Also had a few bad or non-calls late in the game the worst being the non-call on the trip/push on McMahon. The team should be proud of how it came together in the last 5 games and it will provide good momentum going into 2016. Coaching staff made some tough decisions late in the year and they generally worked out.

As far as 2016:

Goalie: will be a good battle as I would expect Cortese to come back strong. His play at the beginning of the year was very strong. He just got worn out with the number of opponent possessions. Falcone was terrific the last 5 and who knows about the freshman and incoming freshman.

Defense: played well the last 5 games with Cloud, Cameron and McCooe all playing well. Cannon is the defense's leader and had an incredible year. Losing Confort will hurt but incoming freshman and another year of experience for the existing freshman and sophomores will make this unit even better in 2016.

Faceoff: McMahon finished the last two games very well. With McMahon, the Hosftra transfer healthy and 2 incoming freshman this unit will be better in 2016 helping both the O and D.

Midfield: Westby, McCarthy and Orazietti played very well the second half of the year. Others will come on strong in 2016 including McAvoy or will get more play from underutilized middies currently on the roster. Loss of Bock, Round (attack too) and Scheuerle will hurt but if the team has 1 or 2 incoming freshman who can play they will be at least as strong. D-mids Dunlap and Gallagher played great and may have been the strongest unit in the last 5 games. There are some other good D-mids on the bench that will contribute as well.

Attack: led by Sands and Joseph (who were terrific) was the strongest unit on the team in 2015. Lewis also had a strong year. Sands passing was great and Joseph is a big time goalie scorer. This unit will be even stronger in 2016 just need to keep turnovers down.

Overall 2015 was better than 2014. Had the bad streak mid-year but finished strong. 2016 will have Rogalski's third recruiting class and with 15 (?) incoming freshman and only 4 graduates his challange will be roster size management. Other Patriot League teams will be getting some good incoming freshman and not sure what the senior graduations are but as long as the Leopards work hard in the offseason and remember while 2015 was better it was still a 4 win season I would expect at least a 7 win season in 2016.

Go Pards - looking forward to 2016 - 300 days to 1st game !!!

Wish list for 2016 non-conference games - Wagner / Monmouth / Penn / Rutgers / Michigan / Villanova

And best of luck to the graduating seniors in their careers. It is a great accomplishment to stick with it for 4 years - keep supporting the team in years to come.

Leopard pride: you are spot on.  For this program to be successful, the alums will have to continue to step up.  It is clear that the Ad and the Admin do not get the importance (relevance) of lax.

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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:18 am

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Re your last sentence. The more I hear about obstacles to success imposed or accepted by the Administration and AD the more I understand our outcomes. Thanks to our seniors and all the best to them. Thanks to our coach and all our coaches for persevering.

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:06 am

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Lafalum wrote:
Re your last sentence. The more I hear about obstacles to success imposed or accepted by the Administration and AD the more I understand our outcomes. Thanks to our seniors and all the best to them. Thanks to our coach and all our coaches for persevering.


Lafalum's observation re: "obstacles to success" on the part of the Admin is a real concern and a matter that the Board MUST start to take seriously.  I simply cannot understand why the Board seems so unaware of the lack of competitiveness of some of the teams.  If more Alums, including those in this group, bug Board Members who they know, it is one way we can have some influence.

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:39 pm

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LeopardPride2013 wrote:
Wish list for 2016 non-conference games - Wagner / Monmouth / Penn / Rutgers / Michigan / Villanova


Don't want Michigan unless they come to Easton.  Michigan has been playing lacrosse for what, two seasons?  The rumor now is that they won't schedule "little people" (i.e., teams that have been around for 75-100 years) except at home.  Michigan played only four road games this season.  Compare that to Penn State, which has been playing lacrosse for years, but played only four home games this season.

The big-school lacrosse noobies are going to have to learn that the scheduling protocols aren't the same in lacrosse as they are in Big 10 football.  Either these guys travel to PL schools, or they shouldn't get the honor.  Traveling to Ann Arbor does nothing for Lafayette lacrosse.

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:30 pm

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Agree - would prefer not to take that game vs. take at Ann Arbor.  But do you think Bruce has the cojones to pull off that negotiation?  

I do think the program bottomed out and is on an up-swing.  Still very much need a face off guy but if we plug that hole and keep on showing what we did in the last 5 games there is reason for hope.

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:57 pm

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seenalot wrote:
Agree - would prefer not to take that game vs. take at Ann Arbor. But do you think Bruce has the cojones to pull off that negotiation?

I do think the program bottomed out and is on an up-swing. Still very much need a face off guy but if we plug that hole and keep on showing what we did in the last 5 games there is reason for hope.


In contrast, a home-and-home with Rutgers benefits both schools.

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:52 pm

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Lehigh coach very complimentary about Lafayette in today's Service Electric's Lehigh Valley Sports Scene.

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:10 pm

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NewXbo wrote:
Lehigh coach very complimentary about Lafayette in today's Service Electric's Lehigh Valley Sports Scene.


Was that a cable broadcast?

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:01 pm

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Bogus Megapardus wrote:
NewXbo wrote:
Lehigh coach very complimentary about Lafayette in today's Service Electric's Lehigh Valley Sports Scene.


Was that a cable broadcast?


Service Electric is the biggest cable provider in the Lehigh Valley and they are also available in Phillipsburg and surrounding communities. They have a nightly (week days) report on the previous days events, high school and college.

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Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:18 pm

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I'd be nice if Coach Rogalski did an end-of season report in some fashion (other than at the lacrosse dinner). An open letter summarizing the season and the future, or maybe an LSN interview with Mike Joseph or John Leone or Dan Mowdy.

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