Monday, March 30, 2009

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

Well, tonight, at around 11:04 EST sophomore Dan Milano sent me a message saying that he was officially the 3,000th visitor of the blog. That's right, this website has been hit over 3,000 times. So, as the boss of this office, I would like to thank everyone who reads this site on a regular basis. Whether it be for information, entertainment, or the ridiculous polls, it is clear that the first season of a UNH Blog is clearly a success. Keep reading, start commenting (it's anonymous!) and soon enough I'll be posting about how our numbers are approaching six-figures.

UNH Dismantles URI: 16-4

The Wildcats had their first conference matchup of the season on Saturdaydefeating the Rams of URI 16-4 in a performance nothing short of dominant.

The game, played on Memorial Field, and in honor of long time lacrosse coach Jim Urquhart, is played every year and the Urquhart Memorial Plaque is immortalized with the name of the game's Most Valuable Player. The trophy has remained in Durham for several years now, and senior captain Mike Violandi added his name to the list after a 8 point performance including 6 goals of his own.

In other news, the world famous "dip & dunk" finish came out of retirement early in the third quarter and is looking to become a mainstay within the UNH offense.

The 'Cats will be hosting UMASS-Amherst on Saturday afternoon on Bremner Field.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wildcats to Host First Ever Alumni & Friends Brunch

This Saturday, we will be hosting the University of Rhode Island in our first Division I conference game of the season. Before the game, however, we will be hosting a brunch for several UNH Lacrosse alumni, families, and friends of the current team. Everyone is encouraged to go, as this is a great opportunity to fundraise and meet some of the people keeping this program on its feet. This brunch is going to be legit as far as food goes and no one will go home hungry. For current players the cost is a measley 10 bucks. For other students the cost is 15 dollars, not bad for 2 full meals that aren't dining hall food, especially on a Saturday morning. For UNH Alums it'll be 20$. All of the money will go towards our program, helping fund our club. Any donations are accepted, and checks can be made payable to UNH Lacrosse

If you aren't trying to eat that early, fine, but be at Memorial Field at 4:30 to watch us play URI. Game is going to be a battle and we need all the fans we can get us up and scare these kids back to the beach. It's our first PCLL game, and a must win for the 'Cats.

Wildcats Attack Engineers 15-8

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PCLL News: Gray Resigns From NU

From Northeastern coach Tim Gray has announced he will be leaving the Huskies this spring and that assistant coach Joe Brady will replace him as head coach.

“Leaving NU was a very difficult decision, but the job opportunity in California was too much to pass up,” said Gray.

Coach Gray had an overall record of 65-32 with the Huskies, who he lead to the National Tournament for three years in a row from 2005-2007. A former Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League (PCLL) Coach of the Year, Gray’s players over the years have included 43 all-league PCLL selections and 14 MCLA All Americans.

The Huskies also won a pair of PCLL titles (2005 and 2006) under Gray.

Read the rest of the story here.

Coach Gray has had a tremendous impact on the PCLL and Northeastern University, an impact that stretches far beyond his win/loss record as a head coach. He was a working member of the PCLL board, as well as most recently secretary of the MCLA. Gray was well respected among players and coaches within the conference, specifically with our Head Coach, Jake Sullivan.

The man replacing Gray will be Joe Brady, who happens to be an alum of the same Walpole High School as myself, and a longtime friend of mine within the lacrosse community. So I'm here to extend the best of luck to Gray, Brady, and the Northeastern Huskies. (Except for when they come to Durham, of course.)

Monday, March 9, 2009

UNH Tops MAINE 19-0

Be sure to check out the newest edition of 'Cat Nip at the CollegeLax website.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Game is On


After some confusion with the scheduling, there was a scare this week that the University of Maine may not be able to field enough players for tomorrow due to their spring break. However, The game is back on schedule, SATURDAY at 2:00. Tell your families, as they are a high priority, but more importantly tell your friends around Durham that the season begins tomorrow and we love the support. If that support is coming from a bunch of loud, rowdy, college students, getting an early start on a Saturday morning? Even better. Also, The Boss is open to suggestions for a new poll question to run the month of March. Put it in the comments, and remember, it can be anonymous meaning no one will know who you are to ridicule you when you post something that is terribly uninteresting or unfunny.

Monday, March 2, 2009

UPDATE! 'Cat Nip Takes the Cake

The first of my weekly article on the CollegeLax website has been submitted. I am going to try and keep sending them in on Mondays for consistency sake, however they first must be reviewed before being posted. After lots of deliberation, and an overwhelming 5 comments, the time came for The Boss to make a decision on the title. I sent in my article, and told Sonny, the founder of the website, to choose which title he liked the most between THE CATS MEOW and 'CAT NIP. He chose the latter, and thats what were going with. Since I came up with it anyways, I can't say I'm disappointed. On a side note, THE 'SHIRE and KITTY LITTER weren't far behind. DURHAM DEEP DISH never had a shot, I'm saving that for Sportscenter.