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After a season playing on the LXM PRO circuit, 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum (Lincoln '09) scored three goals for the Ohio Machine in his first MLL game. For highlights and interviews check out this article on the GameBreaker Camp site. After graduating from Colgate last year, Peter was drafted by the Ohio Machine as the first college player in the 2013 MLL draft. Instead of playing in the MLL, Baum chose to help grow the sport of lacrosse on the West Coast by coaching at clinics and camps on the grassroots level with Adrenaline Lacrosse and playing on the LXM PRO Tour. Baum was the leading scorer on the California based LXM PRO Tour last year. This February, MLL announced a partnership with Adrenaline Lacrosse to become the exclusive sideline hat, shooting shirt and non-exclusive sock provider to the MLL. As part of that partnership, LXM PRO players such including Peter, Kyle Harrison, and Tim Desko will be allowed to participate in MLL, and reciprocally MLL players will be allowed to participate in the LXM PRO Tour. Baum is also a sponsored athlete of STX, which became an Official Equipment Partner to MLL last February.
Jack Regan (Sunset '10) is now captain and starting goalie for reigning two-time MCLA-I champion Colorado State, splitting game time with a fellow senior goalkeeper. Under the tutelage of CSU Head Coach and former MLL Goalie Alex Smith, Jack has had a unique opportunity to improve his skills. In 2012 Jack was named the MCLA All-Tournament goalie as part of CSU's championship run. Last year, he was named Honorable Mention MCLA All-American as well as MCLA Scholar Athlete, while leading the CSU to an undefeated season and second consecutive MCLA Division I Championship. Here are some excerpts from Jack's interview with the Sunset Lacrosse Newsletter:
On Playing College Lacrosse:
"You get out what you put in. We practice 5 days a week in the spring and 3 days a week in the fall. There are some extra things going on here and there but for the most part extra workouts are up to you. If you want to put the effort in to be better, you have to do it on your own. Most guys here do that. It is the same with school. When you put in the necessary time and effort you can be a successful student athlete. It is completely up to you. Balancing school and lacrosse isn't hard once you figure out how to manage your time effectively. For me, once I get into a routine, it is easy to stick to it. I have been able to play lacrosse for 4 years and maintain a 3.95 GPA in college while pursuing a degree in business with an emphasis in marketing. It's all about commitment and hard work."
Words of Advice (for High School Players):
"Cherish every moment you get to play with your team. Four years may seem like a long time but it flies by in an instant. Some guys act like going to lacrosse practice is a chore, but going to play a fun game with a great group of guys isn't a chore. Enjoy all the time that you get on the lacrosse field and give it everything you have so that when it's all over you know that you have no regrets."
Honorable mention Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American Henry Schoonmaker (Lincoln '10) is off to a strong start for Syracuse with 9 points (8 goals, 1 assist) in the first four games, including the overtime game winner against Albany in the Orangemen's second game of the season. Despite his team's recent struggles in the beginning of conference play, the redshirt junior and local Rhino coach has scored his 8 goals on 13 shots for an efficient .615 shooting percentage. With all six teams ranked in the top 12 and five of six teams in the top 10, Syracuse now plays in the toughest lacrosse conference in the country, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). So while their 0-2 start in conference games can be explained, it does not look like things will get too much easier. Syracuse next takes on 19th ranked St. Johns, followed by Johns Hopkins (currently 3rd) and then Duke (currently 4th). Both the Johns Hopkins vs Syracuse (March 15th) and the Duke vs Syracuse (March 23rd) games will be televised on ESPNU, so Oregon lacrosse fans will have a chance to see if more of their East Coast commentators have learned how to pronounce the state's name as well as Quint Kessenich when Henry scores.
Linked from The Post-Standard at syracuse.com