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Recent Posts by Clare Lochary

December 11, 2013
MLL Supplement Draft Completed, Wills Not Selected
The Team USA women's goalie was the first female included in an MLL draft pool, but she was not selected in today's supplemental draft.

February 14, 2013
VCU to Add Women's Lacrosse in 2015-16
Virginia Commonwealth University showed some love for women's lacrosse, voting to add the sport to its varsity roster beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

January 29, 2013
2013 Women's National Team By the Numbers
Here's a quick by-the-numbers breakdown of the newly announced Team USA roster.

January 3, 2013
Australia Names Final Roster for FIL 2013 World Cup
The Australian Lacrosse Association has released the final 18-player roster for this summer’s FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.

December 19, 2012
Busy Month for English Lacrosse Association
New eyewear recommendation for women’s lacrosse, new CEO and a very generous Christmas gift for our counterparts across the pond. And a partridge in a pear tree.

October 3, 2012
Five Players to Watch at USL's Stars & Stripes
With seven teams, 18 games and five days of action set to begin at Stars & Stripes in California, there are plenty of players to watch.

August 15, 2012
NCAA Women's Tournament Expands to 26 Teams
The NCAA has announced that the Division I women’s lacrosse championship bracket will expand from 16 teams to 26 teams beginning in 2013.

August 2, 2012
Tale Of the Australian Olympian with a Lacrosse Stick
Here's what was going on with that viral photo of a guy with a lacrosse stick on the sidelines of the field hockey venue in London.

July 24, 2012
Penn State Football Sanctions Won't Affect Lacrosse
Penn State has “been assured that the monetary toll on the University will not affect our ability to compete, recruit or perform with the best teams in the country,” according to a July 23 statement by women's lacrosse coach Missy Doherty.

July 18, 2012
Faith Named F&M Women's Lacrosse Coach
Mike Faith, Elizabethtown's head coach for the past eight seasons, will take on the task of rebuilding the Diplomats' program after it was rocked by a hazing scandal in April.

June 29, 2012
Johns Hopkins Leaving ALC to Become Independent
Johns Hopkins, a charter member of the American Lacrosse Conference, will leave the league in 2014 or 2015 to compete as an independent.

June 27, 2012
Berger Resigns as UMBC Women's Coach
After three seasons with the Retrievers, Kelly Berger has resigned.

May 22, 2012
What Maryland-Northwestern Looked Like in 1989
No goggles, collared shirts, pleated kilts. Party like it’s 1989, Terps and Wildcats!

May 3, 2012
Notre Dame's Powell Suffers Season-Ending ACL Tear
Notre Dame sophomore Lindsay Powell, who leads the Fighting Irish with 44 goals, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in practice on Monday. She will sit out the rest of the season, including Thursday's Big East semifinal versus Loyola.

April 25, 2012
UMBC Defeats Blue Jays Under Acting Coach Giro
UMBC rallied to defeat Johns Hopkins, 7-6, winning its first game under acting head coach Tony Giro and earning its first victory over the Blue Jays since 1998.

April 24, 2012
UMBC Coach Berger 'Not Available' for Next Game
UMBC women's lacrosse coach Kelly Berger will not be on the sideline Wednesday for the Retrievers' game at Johns Hopkins. A university spokesman declined to give a reason for her absence. Assistant coach Tony Giro is expected to assume head coaching duties in Berger's absence.

April 17, 2012
F&M Coach, Players Dismissed For Hazing Incident
Franklin & Marshall has fired women's coach Lauren Paul and suspended several upperclassmen after an investigation into a hazing incident.

March 12, 2012
Six Ohio State Women's Players Hospitalized
Six Ohio State women's lacrosse players were hospitalized over the weekend with symptoms of rhabdomyolysis, a breakdown of muscle tissue that can affect the kidneys, following an intense team workout.

February 19, 2012
Fresh Faces Help Boost Florida to First Road Win
It’s hard to tell a lot after just three games but the Gators seem to have the depth to keep lumbering after the national championship that has been the program's stated goal since Day 1.

February 2, 2012
University of Colorado to Add Women's D-I Lacrosse
The University of Colorado at Boulder athletic department has decided to add women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport beginning in 2014.

October 31, 2011
Team USA's Fortunato Verbals to Notre Dame
Cortney Fortunato, the leading scorer on the U.S. U19 team that won gold this summer, has verbally committed to the University of Notre Dame.

August 13, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Alyssa Blevins
Defender (and "Heart of Lacrosse" award winner) Alyssa Blevins has the final word on the team blog, post-championship.

August 12, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Kelsey Duryea
The semifinal's Player of the Match tells us about warm-ups, and going to the 'ship.

August 10, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Jen Cook
U19 midfielder (and Lacrosse Magazine August 2011 cover girl) Jen Cook takes us through a day in the life of Team USA.

August 7, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Kelly McPartland
Team USA's Kelly McPartland checks in after the U.S. U19 team improved to 4-0 at the World Games, and talks about her off day plans in Germany.

August 6, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Mikaela Rix
Midfielder Mikaela Rix checks in with some insider info from Hannover, including a celebrity run-in.

August 5, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Covie Stanwick
Attacker Covie Stanwick checks in from the 2011 FIL U19 Women's World Championships.

August 4, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Madison Acton
Team USA midfielder Madison Acton chimes in about her experiences at the 2011 FIL U19 Women's World Championships

July 27, 2011
Lucky (Half)penny: Notre Dame Hires W&M Wlax Coach
After a long search, Notre Dame has named its new women’s lacrosse coach – Christine Halfpenny, formerly of William & Mary.

July 15, 2011
Lacrosse Connection at FIFA Women's World Cup
As if you needed another reason to root for Team USA in Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in the final versus Japan on Sunday: Defender and team captain Christie Rampone was (briefly) a laxer in college.

July 7, 2011
U.S. Men's U19 Tryouts: Opening Session
Clare Lochary checks in from UMBC and the first day of tryouts for the 2012 U.S. men's U19 team. Over 120 of the nation's top young players are gunning for a trip to Finland.

June 21, 2011
Detroit Mercy Hires Laura Maness
Detroit Mercy announced its new coach yesterday: Laura Maness, most recently head coach at Division II Lake Erie (Ohio) College.

June 21, 2011
Cal Hires Virginia Alum Ginger Miles
In the fourth WD1 hire of the offseason, Cal has hired Ginger Miles, a two-year head coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) College and a former goalkeeper for the Cavaliers.

June 20, 2011
Goldsborough Back to Bison
Maryland alum and former U.S. national team player Randall Goldsborough has taken the head coaching job at Bucknell, a position she previously held in 2003 and 2004. Former head coach Caline McHenry stepped down after four years at the helm in May.

June 17, 2011
Q&A with Stony Brook's Joe Spallina
After three straight Division II titles and many claims that the Adelphi Panthers could take on the best teams in Division I, Joe Spallina is going big league. The former Panthers coach and current Long Island Lizards assistant has taken the head coaching job at Division I Stony Brook – just down the road from Adelphi but a world away in terms of competition. Or maybe not.

June 8, 2011
A Look at the WD1 Coaching Carousel
Things get interesting with Tracy Coyne's non-renewal at Notre Dame

June 7, 2011
Some Thoughts on Lacrosse and "Teen Wolf"
The lacrosse is decent on MTV's new werewolf series -- and surprisingly, it's integral to the plot.

May 27, 2011
Select Comcast Networks Will Air Women's Games
All the action from Stony Brook will be available on Comcast, in addition to Big Ten Network and, it was learned Friday.

May 26, 2011
Notes, Quotes from NCAA Women's Lax Media Day
The lay of the land at LaValle, tales from the road, and the total number of Long Islanders playing in this weekend's games.

May 26, 2011
Big Ten Network to Broadcast Women's Final Four
The NCAA and the Big Ten Network are in negotiations to broadcast the 2011 women’s Division I lacrosse semifinals and the championship game on television.

May 26, 2011
Confirmed: Big Ten Network to Air Women's Games
For the first time ever, the Big Ten Network will televise action from the semifinals and title game of the NCAA women's lacrosse championship

May 25, 2011
USC's Munday Taps Bowen, Wills as Assistants
USC's head coach Lindsey Munday chose two former teammates to help her build up the Trojans’ program

April 29, 2011
Orange on a Roll
An upset of No. 7 Loyola makes it four Ws in a row for No. 18 Syracuse.

April 26, 2011
The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness
The NYC Park and Recreation Department's awesome free lacrosse clinics bring to mind coaching lessons to be gleaned from NBC's Parks and Recreation.

April 25, 2011
High Point Women Add Special Teammate
In addition to putting up a respectable 12-3 record in their first year of DI varsity competition, the High Point University women’s lacrosse team has adopted a special teammate, Mason LeVack.

April 22, 2011
The Voice of Lacrosse
Meet John Schuett, the man behind the voice of Michigan lacrosse and countless MCLA and US Lacrosse events.

April 22, 2011
Warrior Deal Slays English Premier League Record
Apparently you’ve all been buying a lot of Warrior equipment because the company had the scratch on hand to make a record-setting deal with soccer powerhouse Liverpool FC.

March 23, 2011
Hopkins Women Upset No. 4 Penn, 8-5
On a last-second whim, I stepped across the street from LM's offices to catch today's game at Homewood Field, featuring unranked Johns Hopkins versus No. 4 Penn. Best whim ever. I caught what is easily the biggest upset of the season so far, with the Blue Jays defeating the Quakers, 8-5. Most of you were probably at home watching on ESPNU, but I'm glad I got to see it in person, despite the rainy conditions. It was the highest-ranked opponent JHU (5-3) has beaten since an 8-7 win over third-ranked Princeton back in 2006.

December 23, 2010
Lochary: 'Tis Better to Give, Especially for Women
Year-end donations can fuel the search for the next great star, be it in the lacrosse community or your own.

December 23, 2010
Lochary: Better to Give, Especially for Women
Year-end donations can fuel the search for the next great star, be it in the lacrosse community or your own.

April 22, 2010
Lochary: BC a Force to Be Reckoned in ACC
Boston College's persistent approach has the Eagles out of the cellar and poised to give Duke a run for its money today.

March 31, 2010
Lochary: Can Tigers Uppercut Mighty Terps?
After an historic win over Stanford, No. 7 Towson sets its sights on No. 2 Maryland on Wednesday.

March 24, 2010
Loch-Down: Near-Upsets Can Be Revealing
LMO's Clare Lochary breaks down recent near-upsets in Division I women's lacrosse and what they meant.

March 24, 2010
LM's Clare Lochary goes 'Toe to Toe' with indie lax film director.

March 17, 2010
Lochary: Vandy Back in Mix After Slow Start
After wilting under the weight of preseason expectations, No. 14 Vanderbilt has found its sweet spot at the right time.

December 17, 2009
Geppi-Aikens' Legacy Lives in Janine Tucker
Clare Lochary chronicles how Hopkins' Janine Tucker has fulfilled a promise she made to the late Diane Geppi-Aikens.

December 17, 2009
Lochary: Pay It Forward
Give your time and knowledge as gifts. Share your playbook. Teach a friend from another team how to beat a double. Show a benchwarmer how she can become a starter. You'll be better for it, writes Clare Lochary.

July 28, 2009
Twitter Co-Founder Tweets on Lax, Start-Ups
From July's LM, Clare Lochary catches up with Twitter co-founder and former lacrosse player Biz Stone in "Lifestyles."

July 17, 2009
Lochary: One and Done
Next time you bloodthirsty fans want to heckle an official, think twice about going open season on the zebras. Your sport needs more stripes, writes LMO's Clare Lochary.

June 27, 2009
The Blague from Prague: 2009 World Cup
All-World Team and closing remarks from defender Regina Oliver on the 2009 FIL World Cup

May 24, 2009
Game Blog: Wildcats Roar to Another Title
Northwestern never left much doubt, thumping North Carolina 21-7 in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse championship game.

May 22, 2009
Semifinals Blog: Northwestern, UNC Advance
Carolina gets 7-5 lead on Maryland. LMO's Clare Lochary blogs.

May 4, 2009
Lochary: Shall We Dance?
NCAA Division I lacrosse should have a joint championship weekend, writes Clare Lochary.

April 7, 2009
Lochary: Change is in the Air
March 12, 2009, was a historic date. It was the first time two African-American head coaches ever met in Division I women's lacrosse.

April 7, 2009
Lochary: Change is in the Air
March 12 was the first time two African-American head coaches ever met in Division I women's lacrosse.