Softball candidates take excellence to a whole new level

by Steph Diorio March 26, 2012 in Softball

Thirty women from all across the country are vying for an award. At first glance, the only thing they have in common is that they all play softball and are academically strong young women. Indeed, these are two of the qualities that have gotten them nominated for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in the first place. However, being hard workers in the classroom and on the softball field aren’t enough – these young women were nominated because they all love to give back to their communities and… Continue Reading

Men’s Lacrosse: Looking beyond the numbers behind this year’s Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award candidates

by Geoff Shannon March 07, 2012 in Lacrosse

We’re a true ‘Money Ball’ society now, aren’t we?

The number crunching revolution, exemplified by author Michael Lewis’ aforementioned book about the deep-level statistical analysis used to keep the early-2000s Oakland Athletics baseball team competitive (Brad Pitt just starred in the movie version, but you knew that), has fixed itself into every last crevasse of the sports world. Lacrosse is no exception. Any extended analysis of the Fastest Game on Two Feet, and it’s… Continue Reading