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2010 Season Recaps


Wolverines can't finish upset bid, loses 8-5 to #1 Santa Clara
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Top-ranked Santa Clara (14-1) used a 3-0 run in the closing minutes to finish off an 8-5 victory over No. 13 Michigan (7-6) on Saturday morning (April 10) in the second game of the Lindenwood Invitational...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Lindenwood knocks off Michigan 16-8 in Lindenwood Invitational Opener
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Tournament host Lindenwood University handed No. 13-ranked Michigan its first loss in nearly three months by a score of 16-8. The Lions jumped ahead early and although the Wolverines fought back, Lindenwood closed the game on a 5-0 run to pull away...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Michigan sends off seniors with 23-5 win over Oakland
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In its final home game of the 2010 season, No. 12-ranked Michigan (7-4) defeated Oakland University (8-1) 23-5. It was the last game in Oosterbaan Fieldhouse for the Wolverines' four seniors: Arielle Dyner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston), Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms), Amy Santoriello (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and Ame Maturo(Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills)...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Wolverines coast to sixth-straight win 21-2 over Western Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 12-ranked Wolverines (6-4) coasted to their sixth-consecutive victory to the tune of a 21-2 victory over Western Michigan on Friday night at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. Thirteen different players scored for Michigan, marking the fourth game this season in which 10 or more players have scored a goal. Six players scored multiple goals, led by junior Amanda Schutte (San Diego, Calif./La Costa Canyon) and sophomore Ifat Ribon (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) who each recorded a hat-trick....CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Michigan pulls away in second half to defeat Miami University 18-10
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No. 12-ranked Michigan (5-4) pulled away in the second half en route to its fifth-consecutive victory with an 18-10 decision over Miami University (0-2). Sophomore Alaina Mezwa(Rochester Hills, Mich./Sacred Heart) turned in her best game of the season, finishing the game tied with Johnson with a game-high four goals while adding two helpers....CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Michigan battles from behind to knock off Pittsburgh 13-10
-- No. 12-ranked Michigan (4-4) went on a 6-1 run late in the second half to pull out a hard-fought 13-10 victory over No. 14-ranked Pittsburgh. It was a back-and-forth battle between two top-ranked teams until the Wolverines netted four goals in a row to open up an 11-9 lead...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Michigan dominates intrastate rival Michigan State 12-3
-- No. 12-ranked Michigan (3-4) dominated from start to finish on a stifling defensive performance defeating intrastate rivals, No. 16-ranked Michigan State 12-3 in East Lansing. The Wolverines scored 10 of the game's first 11 goals to put the game out of hand to win their third-consecutive contest...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Wolverines streak past John Carroll 18-4 for second consecutive win (with audio)
-- #12 Michigan (2-4, 2-0) defeated John Carroll 18-4 at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse Sunday March 14. The Wolverines controlled the game from the onset, coasting to their second-consecutive victory...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY. 

Wolverines blast Rockets 24-3
-- #15 Michigan (1-4, 1-0) came into the game needing a win and got just that in dominating fashion 24-3...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY. 

View 2010 Media Guide
Our 2010 Media Guide is now available online. Contents include team history, records, player bios and much more. Print copies will be available for sale at all games.

Wolverines drop final game in Santa Barbara, falling 12-8 to Colorado St.
SANTA BARBARA, Mich. -- Colorado St. (3-1) jumped ahead early and withstood Michigan's (0-4) second-half comeback to come away with a 12-8 victory...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY. 

Michigan falls behind early, loses to Cal Poly 11-7
SANTA BARBARA, Mich. -- Cal Poly (2-1) jumped out to a big lead off an early 7-0 run and managed to hold off Michigan's (0-3) second-half rally to defeat the Wolverines 11-7...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.

Colorado completes comeback, defeates Michigan 10-9
SANTA BARBARA, Mich. -- It was a tale of two halves as #5 Michigan (0-2) fell to #3 Colorado (2-0) 10-9 in its first of two games on Saturday...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.      

Michigan drops opener to UCLA
SANTA BARBARA, Mich. -- Playing in its season opener, #5 Michigan (0-1) dropped a 12-9 decision to #10 UCLA (1-0). UCLA dominated the draw and took advantage of Michigan's miscues to pull off the upset. The Bruins won 16 of 23 draws and made the most of their offensive opportunities as they unleashed 22 shots on goal...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.      

Wolverines head West

Michigan's 2010 schedule begins in Santa Barbara, California this weekend where the Wolverines will take on some of the elite WDIA teams at the 22nd annual Santa Barbara Shootout. Click HERE for a preview of Michigan's matchups.

Adrian 20 Michigan 11 (Exhibition)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. --
Adrian College jumped in front early and used a first half run to knock of #5 Michigan in the Wolverines' exhibition opener at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. The Wolverines had trouble controlling the draw, winning just three in the opening stanza which led to plentiful offensive opportunities for the NCAA Division III Bulldogs who came away with a 20-11 victory....CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.      

WDIA Preseason Poll Released

Michigan will start the 2010 season ranked #5 in the country. Defending champions Virginia Tech hold the #1 slot, followed by UCSB, Colorado and Santa Clara. The Wolverines will have an opportunity to test themselves against four top-ten teams next weekend in Santa Barbara where they will take on #3 Colorado, #7 Cal Poly, #8 Colorado St. and #10 UCLA. Michigan is the highest ranked of the four WCLL clubs that earned spots in the initial top-20 (#9 Lindenwood, #15 Michigan St., #19 Pittsburgh). Ten of the top-20 teams appear on the Wolverine's schedule (#1 Virginia Tech, #3 Colorado, #4 Santa Clara, #7 Cal Poly, #8 Colorado St., #9 Lindenwood, #10 UCLA, #15 Michigan St., #18 Minnesota and #19 Pittsburgh)

February 1st, 2010 Newsletter

The schedule for the Santa Barbara Shootout has been released and is now listed on the 2010 Schedule which can be seen by clicking on the link on the yellow sidebar to the left.

2010 Schedule Updates

The schedule for the Santa Barbara Shootout has been released and is now listed on the 2010 Schedule which can be seen by clicking on the link on the yellow sidebar to the left.

January 1st, 2010 Newsletter

Read the second edition of the Inside Michigan Lacrosse Newsletter by clicking the title above.

Get ready for the 2010 Season by recapping the exciting action from 2009

Read last year's season review HERE.

December 1st, 2009 Newsletter

Read the second edition of the Inside Michigan Lacrosse Newsletter by clicking the title above.

2010 schedule released

Michigan Lacrosse has announced its schedule for the 2010 season. Highlights include weekend trips to two tournaments where the Wolverines will be tested against some of the strongest competition in the country. CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY.     

Team store now online

Just in time for the holiday season, Michigan Lacrosse is proud to offer their merchandise for sale online. Click on the Team Store link on the yellow sidebar to see the apparel that we have available for sale.

Michigan Lacrosse scavenger hunt

To close out the fall season, Michigan Lacrosse took a different approach to its final scheduled practice. Instead of running laps in Oosterbaan Fieldhouse, the team got their cardio in while participating in a scavenger hunt that required groups to complete tasks while running to various locations around campus...CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO READ FULL STORY

Michigan finishes fall season at MSU playday

East Lansing, MI -- Michigan concluded its fall schedule participating in a playday at Michigan State University. The Wolverines played three games, finishing 1-2 on the day and 3-3-1 for the fall exhibition season.
Michigan began the day against Miami University, falling to the Redhawks 11-7 in a dense morning fog. Junior Amanda Schutte (San Diego, CA/La Costa Canyon) and sophomore Ani Shekerjian (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Detroit Country Day) led the offensive charge for Michigan with two goals each in the game...

Michigan travels to Wittenberg for playday

Springfield, OH -- Michigan kicked off its 2009-10 Fall Season traveling to Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. The Wolverines played four shortened games, compiling a 2-1-1 record on the day with victories over Kenyon and Wittenberg. The team played to a 2-2 tie against Ohio Wesleyan and fell 7-4 to Denison. 

Michigan Women's Lacrosse holds tryouts

Day One - Monday 9/28:

36 girls made their way through the cold and rain for Michigan Lacrosse's first of four scheduled tryouts Monday night at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. 19 Wolverines return from last year's squad which completed a 20-5 season with a strong fifth place finish at Nationals.

Michigan's coaching staff returns on the heels of their third consecutive MHSAA State Championship at the helm of Birmingham United. Key players back for the Wolverines include sophomore goalie Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham, MI/Seaholm) along with senior Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms) who lead the team with 59 goals last year.

To kick off the tryout, players pushed through twenty 100-yard sprints before moving on to a range of drills and concluding with a full-field scrimmage. Two hours, two fewer players, and thirteen bags of ice later, the girls had dragged themselves off the field turf, sure to sleep soundly before returning for more of the same on Tuesday.

NOTES: Sophomores Jenna Weinberg, Delaney Kempner, and Ifat Ribon sat out practice in observance of Yom Kippur...Senior Ame Maturo was forced to the sidelines after aggravating tendinitis in her Achilles during the initial sprints.

Day Two - Tuesday 9/29:
The second day of tryouts began with a long series of gassers which turned into forty-five minutes of conditioning testing the endurance of the 35 girls in attendance before going into drills.

After running through shuttle drills, the squad split into three stations working on eight-meter shots, transition play, and one-on-one drills. While the coaches led the tryout, Senior tri-captain Arielle Dyner (Livingston, NJ/Livingston) could be heard above the rest of the team shouting encouragement at her teammates, new and old. "I just take more of a leadership role which is what I like to do because I like to motivate the team," said Dyner regarding her new role as a captain.

Dyner is joined by senior Amy Santoriello (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) along with junior Britt Boehm (Rocky River, OH/Magnificant) as the three captains who were elected at the conclusion of last season.
The three have ambitious goals for the season as they hope to pick up right where the team left off in Scottsdale last season. "We finished really well last year, entering (the National Tournament) as the ninth seed and finishing in fifth place," said Dyner. "Our expectations are no longer game-by-game. Our goal is to be National Champions and we're going to do it by winning every game."

NOTES: Three players who tried out yesterday did not return Tuesday night...Maturo sat out practice for the second day with tendinitis...Tomorrow's tryouts will be 9-11pm instead of 7-9 as previously posted on the website.

Tryout schedule set
Michigan Women's Lacrosse will be holding tryouts for the 2009-10 team at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse as follows:

Mon. 9/28: 7-9pm
Tue. 9/29: 7-10pm
Wed. 9/30: 9-11pm

Michigan's coaching staff wins third consecutive Michigan Division I State Title

Birmingham United completed the three-peat on Sunday, defeating Marian HS in the State Finals 13-11. Michigan's lacrosse team had several ties to this game in addition to its coaching staff. Junior Jess Stanley played for Marian HS while Sophomore Emmy Scheidt and Quinn Golinske were teammates and won two straight state championships with Birmingham United.