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posted 02.27.2014 at 4.47 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Lacrosse at the Winter Olympics: In Review

There were a couple lacrosse connections at the Winter Olympics in Sochi that closed on Sunday. Here's a quick wrap-up, for posterity:

  • Emery Lehman, a 17-year-old from Oak Park (Ill.) outside of Chicago, where he plays midfield on his high school lacrosse team, was the youngest male U.S. Olympian in Sochi. He finished 16th in the 5,000-meter race, the best time among three Americans in the event, and finished 10th in the 10,000-meters, setting a personal best time. "He's the future of distance skating in the United States," Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen told the Chicago Tribune.
  • Katey Stone, head coach of the U.S. women's hockey team that took silver, played college lacrosse at New Hampshire, winning an NCAA Division I title in 1985.
  • Former Cornell midfielder Chris Langton was an alternate for the U.S. bobsled team. His older brother, Steve, won a pair of bronze medals in the two- and four-man bobsled competitions.