Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix For Tuesday, June 21

Joey Spallina is the USA Lacrosse Magazine national player of the year. (Photo by Phil Armato)


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

1. We’re wrapping our high school coverage this week.

On Monday, USA Lacrosse Magazine revealed its 2022 regional players of the year, headlined by the national players of the year. Joey Spallina of Mount Sinai (N.Y.) is the boys’ national player of the year after eclipsing Long Island’s points record. The Syracuse-bound attackman ended his high school career with 507 points.

Carli Fleisher of American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) had 62 goals and 58 assists this past season, her last in high school before heading to Northwestern. She was named to the second wave of 11 girls selected to compete in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game.

For regional players of the year on the boys’ side, head here. For the girls, head here.

2. John Odierna has had his interim tag removed at Manhattan.

Odierna was the associate head coach for the last three seasons under Drew Kelleher, who left last week for UMass Lowell. Overall, Odierna has spent the last seven seasons with the Jaspers.

More here.

3. Mike Phipps will join Joe Amplo’s staff at Navy.

Inside Lacrosse reports that Phipps, an Annapolis native, will leave Georgetown to join Amplo, filling the vacancy created when Brad Ross became Bryant’s head coach. Phipps had been at Georgetown since 2017.

More here.







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • LaJhon Jones (Bryant) and Anthony Palma (Stony Brook) will join Rutgers via the transfer portal, Tanner Demling of Lacrosse Bucket reports.

  • Just two undefeated teams remain after the third weekend of the Premier Lacrosse League season. Jack Goods with more on the league.

  • North Carolina had 96 minutes to contemplate its own mortality. It then staged arguably the greatest comeback in NCAA tournament history and won a national title. More on UNC’s perfect season here.

  • Constantly reminded of 2021’s failure to win a national championship, the Maryland men rode that motivation and a resolute defense to one of the best seasons in men’s lacrosse history, writes Patrick Stevens.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

Even three days later, this championship press conference from the Mammoth is worth watching.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • More on Title IX, the World Lacrosse Women's World Championship and Tim McCormack at Johns Hopkins.

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