Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Friday, Aug. 12

Sam Apuzzo leads Taylor Moreno by 20 points for the No. 1 spot on the Athletes Unlimited leaderboard with two games remaining for each of them. (Kait Devir/AU)


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

1. Sam Apuzzo moved into the top spot on the Athletes Unlimited leaderboard, scoring three goals (including a 2-pointer) to go with an assist and game MVP honors as Team Apuzzo defeated Team Johansen 8-5 at USA Lacrosse headquarters Thursday.

Apuzzo jumped 20 points ahead of Taylor Moreno, who led Team Moreno to a 13-8 victory over Team Glynn. Kelsey Huff’s five-goal performance included a pair of 2-pointers and vaulted her into the top 10.

With just four games remaining — two Saturday and two Sunday — it looks like a two-horse race to the finish. Apuzzo has 1,483 points. Moreno has 1,463. They’ve toggled back and forth for the top spot all season. The next-highest scorer, Kady Glynn (1,178) is 285 points behind.

Athletes Unlimited also revealed its All-Defensive Team on Thursday. Becca Block, Lizzie Colson and Emma Trenchard joined Moreno as honorees.

2. Graham Bundy Jr. tied a U.S. record with six goals and Alec Stathakis continued a torrid start for the faceoff unit by going 19-for-22 in a 17-3 win over England in a World Lacrosse Men’s U21 Championship preliminary match Thursday. The U.S. has the day off today and resumes pool play tomorrow against the Haudenosaunee.

3. Official Jim Loffredo made the biggest save of the Lake Placid Summit Classic, administering CPR to a 70-year-old man who collapsed and became unconscious while playing in the 65+ division last week. Athletic trainers revived the man, Ultra Legends player Peter Tracy, with an AED.

4. We’re down to the top five in our early 2023 rankings for Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse after revealing teams in the 6-10 range Thursday.

On the women’s side, Syracuse came in at No. 6, Florida at No. 7, Rutgers at No. 8, James Madison at No. 9 and Denver at No. 10.

On the men’s side, it’s Yale in the No. 6 spot, followed by Princeton, Duke, Penn and Rutgers.







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  • The top five in our way-early Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse rankings.

  • Beth Ann Mayer on Courtney Taylor’s emergence, yet another budding Athletes Unlimited star in a loaded rookie class.

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