Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix For Monday, June 7

According to reports, Gary Gait will be named the next head coach of Syracuse men's lacrosse. (Photo by John Strohsacker)


Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:

1. Gary Gait will be named the next head coach of Syracuse men’s lacrosse.

Yes, you read that currently. According to Inside Lacrosse, the former Syracuse legend will leave his post as head of the women’s program and replace coach John Desko, who will announce his retirement this week.

Gait will become just the fifth coach in the history of the Orange program. He leaves after leading the women’s program to four final four appearances.

Former Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala is considered a candidate for the defensive coordinator position.

Click here for the full story.

2. The PLL is back for 2021, and the lacrosse world was excited.

Redwoods LC picked up two victories in the PLL’s opening weekend, clipping Cannons LC on Friday’s opening game and topping Chrome LC on Sunday. TD Ierlan made his PLL debut, winning 36 of 55 faceoffs in two victories.

Cannons LC capped its first weekend as a PLL franchise with a 13-7 victory over Waterdogs LC. Lyle Thompson and Andrew Kew, two MLL stars that made the transition to the PLL, each lead with six goals.

SCORES

Friday

Redwoods LC 12, Cannons LC 11

Saturday

Whipsnakes LC 13, Chaos LC 7
Archers LC 18, Atlas LC

Sunday

Cannons LC 13, Waterdogs LC 7
Redwoods LC 14, Chrome LC 11

The league also issued a statement about an altercation between Matt Gaudet (Chrome LC) and Austin Staats (Chaos LC), suspending both players while an investigation is underway.

3. Charlotte North and Jared Bernhardt are the 2021 Tewaaraton Award winners.

The Tewaaraton Award ceremony took place during halftime of the Whipsnakes-Chaos game on Saturday night. Paul Rabil announced the winners, to no surprise, were Bernhardt (Maryland) and North (Boston College).

North is the second winner from Boston College, joining assistant coach Sam Apuzzo in the history books. Her 102 goals were an NCAA Division I women’s record, and she caps the season with the Tewaaraton.

Bernhardt is the second Maryland men’s winner, joining Matt Rambo (2017), after leading the Terps to the Big Ten title and a spot in the NCAA final.

4. Kyle Harrison will hang up the cleats after the 2021 season.

Harrison, the former Johns Hopkins legend and now Redwoods LC attackman, announced he’ll retire after this summer.

Read more on his decision.

5. Julie Young has resigned as Villanova women’s head coach.

Young announced her resignation Friday after 10 years at the helm of the Wildcats’ program.







WHAT WE’RE READING

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

Ryan Lee scoring mid-air with next to no angle. The PLL is back.

Paul Rabil dropped five goals in three games this weekend. Could it be a big season for the co-founder?

Lyle Thompson announced his presence in the PLL on Friday night.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • Jack Goods returns for Week 1 of the PLL Notebook.

  • We reveal our final men’s and women’s Division I rankings.

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