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Gary Lambrecht

Gary is a regular contributor to Lacrosse Magazine and LaxMagazine.com.


June 23, 2014
Fundamentally Sound, "Fletch" Rolls for U.S. Men
Swagger isn’t his thing. Fundamentals are. Loyola’s unassuming lockdown defender is lone collegian in the Team USA mix.

May 29, 2014
Lambrecht: Is Duke the Modern Lacrosse Dynasty?
Before Duke won its first title in 2010, it had been an exclusive club for ages atop the Men's DI. Are the Blue Devils the new dynasty in the sport with their back-to-back titles and three in five years?

May 24, 2014
Duke Has All Answers in Semifinal Win Over Denver
Duke had to pull all the stops to defeat a resolute Denver team in the NCAA semifinals. But, as usual, John Danowski's Blue Devils had the right answers for every challenge.

May 23, 2014
NCAA Notes: Notre Dame's Finishing Touch
John Scioscia has played a breakout role in Notre Dame's final four run, serving as the finisher to Matt Kavanagh's initiator.

May 21, 2014
Amato the Backbone of Maryland's Final Four Run
A four-year starter and one of the nation's best, Niko Amato has done about all a goalie can save win an NCAA title. Can he (and the Terrapins) cross that off their bucket list in Baltimore this weekend?

May 16, 2014
NCAA Notes: Notre Dame D Prepped for Tough Task
The Fighting Irish have played tough offenses all season in the ACC. How will they do with a week to prepare for Albany?

May 14, 2014
Lambrecht: Is the MD1 Age of Parity Finally Here?
With three of the first four seeds knocked out in the opening weekend and a bevy of potential unseeded entries to the final four, is the long-awaited 'parity' finally a part of Men's DI lacrosse?

May 7, 2014
Lambrecht: Drexel Finally Breaks Through to NCAAs
With a pair of thrilling CAA tournament victories, the Drexel Dragons finally made it through to the NCAA tournament - and they wouldn't mind keeping the roll going.

May 2, 2014
NCAA Notes: Yale Finding Success Despite Injuries
An Ivy League semifinalist and decent candidate for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, Yale has persevered through injury troubles this spring.

April 30, 2014
NCAA Notes: Can UMBC Shock AE Fave Albany?
Everybody loves the Great Danes, but the America East AQ is their only likely path to the NCAA dance. Could plucky UMBC play spoiler in this weekend's tournament?

April 25, 2014
NCAA Notes: Golden Eagles Soaring in Second Year
Playing Denver this weekend for a shot at the Big East regular-season title, Marquette has defied expectations in its second year as a varsity program.

April 23, 2014
Lambrecht: PSU Undone by CAA Postseason Ban
Talk of March must-win games filtered into the locker room and Penn State felt the pressure of knowing it couldn't play in this year's CAA tournament.

April 18, 2014
Lambrecht: Tourney Atmosphere Already in the Air
We may be a week off from the start of conference tournaments and three weeks away from round one of NCAAs, but make no mistake - the post-season is already in play for many teams.

April 16, 2014
Trust in Attack Trio Paying Dividends for Hopkins
The attack trio of Wells Stanwick, Ryan Brown and Brandon Benn bring a touch of improvisational skill to the structured Blue Jay offense, and it's clicking as we approach playoff time.

April 12, 2014
NCAA Notes: Harvard Makes Case in Ivy Race

April 9, 2014
Meade, Paladins Working Through Growing Pains
In its debut season, Furman has had a tough road to an 0-10 start. But head coach Richie Meade and the Paladins know that the adversity is what will make them better as a program.

April 4, 2014
NCAA Notes: Defensive Mindset Paying Off for UNC
While there's no shortage of offense at North Carolina, a strong defensive group is what has the Tar Heels among the leaders of the brutal ACC so far this spring.

April 2, 2014
Maryland's West Getting Comfortable With Terps
A transfer from Cornell, sophomore Henry West is just settling in with his new team, and that's bad news for the rest of lacrosse if his five-point showing against Virginia is any sign.

March 19, 2014
Glesener's Devotion to Craft Pays Off for Army
Just nine months removed from ACL surgery, the reigning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year is rounding into form for the Black Knights, who just took No. 2 Loyola to the brink.

March 12, 2014
Lambrecht: Ward the Straw Stirring Loyola 'O' Drink
If it's possible to have a quiet goal and four assist night on national TV, Justin Ward did that for Loyola Sunday against Duke. But don't let that fool you.

March 7, 2014
NCAA Notes: Loyola's Solid Start to the Test Sunday
The Greyhound men have had a lot of things going right for them so far this season, but face a big test on Sunday with Duke coming to town.

March 5, 2014
NCAA Notes: Desperate Can Equal Dangerous
With no league title to pin its hopes on, the Penn State men's team is on a mission to rack up quality wins and get itself into the NCAA tournament this spring.

February 28, 2014
NCAA Notes: Drexel Living on the Edge So Far
Drexel's men have grown accustomed to thrilling finishes, with a one-goal win over Albany and two one-goal losses to Virginia and Villanova. Gary Lambrecht observes the Dragons' life on the tightrope in '14

February 26, 2014
Maryland Seniors, Freshmen Blending Well
Maryland's seniors have been there before, and are guiding a heralded freshman class along. They are willing to listen.

February 19, 2014
Duke's Strong Start Flies Under Radar on Campus
In the world of sports on the Duke campus, the exploits of the most successful men’s lacrosse program in America can spark a reaction that ranks somewhere between a yawn and a raised eyebrow.

February 12, 2014
Richmond Spiders Jump Right In to Division I Fray
As program debuts go, Richmond couldn't really ask for more. More than 4,000 home fans and a hard-fought game against in-state power Virginia.

February 8, 2014
NCAA Notes: Daddio Prepped for Comeback
After an up-and-down 2013 season, Syracuse face-off specialist Chris Daddio is ready to make another go at it in 2014, writes Gary Lambrecht.

February 6, 2014
Lambrecht: Albany Primed for Season in Spotlight
After an explosive 2013 season, expectations are high this spring for the Albany Great Danes. And that's just how they want it, writes LM's Gary Lambrecht

October 21, 2013
HOF 2013: Berkman Led Way to Salisbury Success
2013 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Jim Berkman has won more games than any other coach in NCAA history and shows no signs of slowing down.

May 31, 2013
John Desko Proved His Worth As A Coach In Defeat
Syracuse head coach John Desko began the 2013 season with five national championships under his belt during his previous 14 seasons as the man running the Orange. Desko may have validated his place among the coaching greats more than ever this past spring.

May 31, 2013
Duke Goalie's Play Got Lost Amidst Fireworks
Duke sophomore goalie Kyle Turri made a combined 27 saves at Lincoln Financial Field in the Blue Devils' two biggest victories that completed a championship season. Somehow, Turri was left off of the all-tournament team.

May 17, 2013
For Hopkins, It Was Only a Question of When
The news that Johns Hopkins would finally say goodbye to its independent status and apply for affiliation with a conference came as no surprise. For Hopkins, it was not a question of if, but when it would announce its intentions to join a league.

May 17, 2013
Cornell Asserts Its Trademark Hustle
As much as Cornell eliminated Maryland on Saturday due to the dominating presence of Rob Pannell on attack, it was the overall identity of the Big Red that ruled the day in its first-round, 16-8 rout of the Terrapins.

April 30, 2013
Look Who Is Not Or Might Not Be In The NCAAs
In the 42-year history of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament, there has never been a year when Johns Hopkins or Virginia have not participated. From 1987 through 2009, the national champion was always named either Hopkins, Virginia, Syracuse or Princeton.

April 22, 2013
Greyhounds Laugh Last in Face of ECAC Politics
Charley Toomey, the head coach of the defending national champion Loyola Greyhounds, would never say it publicly. Toomey has too much class for that. But don't think for a second that the seventh-ranked Greyhounds didn't feel extra good about their 19-11 rout at Hobart on Saturday.

April 22, 2013
Hopkins Win Signaled Magical Run for Albany
If 10th-ranked Albany breaks through in the postseason and makes its first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament final four, the Great Danes probably will look back on a memorable road trip to Baltimore in early April as the defining moment of a wild spring.


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