Saturday, May 23, 2009

Today We Are a Virginia Lacrosse Blog

glad-ing. n. The feeling of euphoria that comes from having Danny Glading on your team

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the NCAA May Madness men's lacrosse quarterfinals day two in Annapolis Maryland, the University of Virginia slaughtered Johns Hopkins University 19-8, then I saw Duke win a squeaker against the University of North Carolina. It was all truly awe inspiring lacrosse to watch.

Right now I am watching 2008 NCAA champion Syracuse dismantle Duke 14-6 midway through the fourth quarter, UVA versus Cornell is next on ESPN 2 and I will be glued to the TV.

UVA takes the field with at least five of its nine seniors as starters, led by points leader attack Danny Glading, fear not for UVA, midfield shooter twins Rhamel and Shamel Bratton are sophomores and number one national recruit attack Steele Stanwick is a freshman.

Cornell tied for the regular season Ivy League championship, there is no Ivy League tournament, and beat Hofstra and Princeton in the NCAA tournament by a combined score of 17-12.

This ought to be a great game and the Cavaliers matche up well with this Big Red team, Virginia beat this Cornell team 14-10 back in March. Feel free to drop a comment or hit me on Twitter @curlyr. Wahoowa!

Washington Post mini preview | Virginia will be wearing shirts honoring their former teammate Will Barrow, Will graduated last year and committed suicide in Charlottesville in November.

Danny Glading in last year's NCAA Men's Lacrosse Semifinal: Getty Images from here.