Get Into Gear for Lax Season!
Lacrosse season is almost here, and teams across the country are getting ready to get back on the field. Collegiate lax season is already underway, with all teams starting to practice, and even a few have already kicked off their season.
When the NCAA released their preseason rankings, it had reigning champion, Duke, at number one, with a total of 374 points. The runner-ups, Syracuse, ranked second, with a total of 346 points. North Carolina follows in third, tallying 337 points, and rounding out the top 5 are Denver, and Notre Dame. These rankings will change and fluctuate numerous times throughout the season with new teams entering the top 25, and others being voted out.
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2012-2013 Lacrosse Season
Last season, the Duke Blue Devils claimed the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship over the top-seeded Syracuse. Syracuse jumped out to a 5-0 lead. In the 2nd quarter the Blue Devils picked up the pace to close the gap. The Blue Devils maintained this momentum throughout the game, and eventually outlasted the Syracuse Orange with a final score of 16-10
As we take a final look at last seasons final season rankings, we see that just because you end the season ranked #1, that doesn’t ensure a trip to the championships, as Duke and Syracuse proved.
2. North Carolina
3. Johns Hopkins
12. Penn State
14. Ohio State
15. Notre Dame
22. St. John’s
The defending champions, Blue Devils recently held their first organized practice in a brand new training facility. The practice consisted of light drills, which Duke believes will help them transition into the coming season. The Blue Devils opened the season against Jacksonville on February 8, 2014. Check out the video below to get an idea of what an NCAA Championship team does to prepare for lacrosse season.
Do you recognize any of Duke’s drills from your own practices? Which ones would you add to the regiment shown here? Here are a few home drills that focus on fundamentals shown in the Duke training video. And do you think that the Blue Devils can lead Duke to another Men’s Lacrosse championship? If not, who do you think is their biggest competitor? Be sure to share your thoughts with us.