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Fall 2012 Season Game Recaps - Dec 11, 2012

On September 29th, the Eagles took on Shorter College, a NCAA DII lacrosse program. With only a few weeks of practice under their belt, the Eagles played well against Shorter, but fell short in the goals category. In the end, Shorter ended up winning 13-7. Despite being disappointed in the final result, the team showed promise moving forward and developed cohesion in both the offensive and defensive units.

On the weekends of October 20th and November 3rd, the Eagles participated in the Skyhawk Shootout hosted by Point University. The Skyhawk Shootout attracted several programs including, among others, Tennessee Wesleyan College (TWC), Savannah College of Art and Design, Emmanuel College, Reinhardt College, Piedmont College, and University of Georgia.

On October 20th, the Eagles faced off against the Lions of Piedmont College and the Point University Skyhawks.

Piedmont is a NCAA Division III lacrosse program. In an evenly matched contest, the two teams ended up tied throughout the game with neither team able to take control. Team captain Ed Kovel controlled the offense and scored three goals. Locked in a 4-4 tie for the waning minutes of the game, Piedmont found the back of the net within the last 30 seconds and ended up winning the match 5-4. The Eagles showed  that they will be a strong contender in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) this season with this effort against a NCAA DIII squad.

In the final game of the day, the Eagles played under the lights against Point University, the hosts of the tournament. Despite the Skyhawk’s athletic advantage, the Eagles clicked and netted several goals in the first half. The Eagles ended up earning a victory with the final tally 9-5.

On November 3rd, the Eagles faced off against the Emmanuel College Lions and the TWC Bulldogs, two Southeast Lacrosse Conference (SELC) Division rivals.

In the match against Emmanuel, the Eagles came out strong, netting 5 quick goals during the first half. The offensive unit showed the comfort they had developed within the system and played with each other well. Led by junior goalie Sterling Feeser , the defensive unit stymied the Lions, holding them scoreless through the first half. In second half, the Eagles found the back of the net two more times, but Emmanuel broke their drought and scored 3 goals. The Eagles came up with a resounding win, 7-3. The Eagles look forward to another test against the Lions during the regular season when they make the short trip up I-85 to the Emmanuel campus on Feb. 16th at 3pm.

The second match of the day against TWC illustrated the competitive nature of this rivalry with the Eagles and Bulldogs trading scores. Goizueta Business School MBA student Mike Embersit led the offense, netting 4 goals against the Bulldogs. With the official score at 7-7, the final whistle blewleaving the match in a tie. Clearly, both teams will be ready for a rematch this Spring on March 23 at 3pm when TWC comes to campus.



Emory to Face Wash U for UAA/Harlem Lacrosse Challenge Cup - Oct 22, 2012

St. Louis MO: As officially announced this weekend, the Emory Lacrosse team will be traveling to Missouri this spring to face-off with Washington University-St. Louis for the first-ever "UAA / Harlem Lacrosse Challenge Cup". The game, slated for late February and hosted by Wash U, will be the second recent meeting between the two squads. The cup is named in honor of the UAA (the NCAA Division III conference the two schools play in), and it also seeks to raise awareness about Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL). HLL is a 501(c)(3) non profit - based out of two public schools in Harlem, NYC - that uses competitive middle school lacrosse programs as vehicles for academic mentoring, character education, and leadership training.

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Fall Practice Schedule Announced - Sep 5, 2012

ATLANTA, GA: This fall, on field practices will take place on the lower fields (Michael Kaminsky Park) from 7-9 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday will be a team lifting and classroom session at the WoodPEC. 

Coming off an 0-8 season, the Two-time Conference Champs are rebuidling with youth and will compete for an SELC playoff spot as early as this season. 

Karl Schmidt and Andy Carstensen return for their second year as Coaches while Dave Reed will stay on in a General Manager role. Former Emory All-American and Davenport Assistant Coach, Ryan Covert returns to the mix as Head of Scouting and Consulting. 


Former Eagle Suits Up for Israel in International Lacrosse Debut - Jul 12, 2012

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: On June 10th, David Franklin (Emory '08) reported to Ashkelon, Israel for training camp with the first-ever Israeli National Lacrosse Team. After spending several days touring the country, conducting youth clinics and practicing, Team Israel traveled to Istanbul where they won the Turkish Buzzer Lacrosse Open against Turkey and Bulgaria; Franklin scored a goal in Israel's maiden international contest in a 13-9 win over Turkey. The Team then traveled to Amsterdam where they placed 8th in the European Lacrosse Championships. In addition to playing in exhibition games against the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland, Franklin also helped Israel's Tel Aviv LC to an EC12 Festival Championship. David tallied a total of four goals and one assist playing a combination of attack and long stick midfield in Holland.

David Franklin, Israel Lacrosse, Amsterdam

(Photo Credit: Larry Palumbo)

"I was actually supposed to take my first trip to Israel in '07 when a bunch of my fraternity brothers and I signed up for Birthright" explained the Long Island native. "However, I had to drop out after our lacrosse team won the SELC and got invited to Nationals in Dallas; It's pretty crazy to think how the sport of lacrosse brought things full circle to give me this unique opportunity to see the Holy Land."

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Emory Athletic Administrators Featured on Inside Lacrosse - Mar 30, 2012

NEW YORK, NY While the Emory Men's Lacrosse team is currently winless, the alumni has taken notice and so has the school's administration. As one Emory Lacrosse Alum is the top assistant for a regining National Champion, another is generating a following as a contributor for the world's most recognized lacrosse medium; with that, improvements are already in the making back in Atlanta. In addition to setting up this April's alumni event, the Emory Lacrosse Booster club continues to make strides in improving institutional relations and of course the quality of the student athlete experience.

In this week's Inside Lacrosse MCLA Notebook, David Franklin (Emory '08) discusses alumni interaction with commentary from Emory Athletic Director, Tim Downes and Emory Club Sports Coordinator, Andre Moore. Former MLL Player, Ryan Covert (Emory '08) is one of the nation's best young coaches and continues to mentor players at the elite youth and college level. Covert's role in getting Emory back on track and producing this article has been of critical importance as well as the involvement of Booster Club SVP Stephen Crump (Emory '07).



Excerpt: Tim Downes is the current Athletic Director at Emory University and a former Dartmouth lacrosse player.

“The leadership opportunities engendered through our club lacrosse program and the strong personal commitment that we ask of our students necessitates that we in turn give our students the support that they need to achieve their goals,” said Downes at the conclusion of this years’ Emory Club Sports Budget Meeting.

After taking time to meet with the families and members of the 2013 Emory lacrosse recruiting class, the former Ivy League lacrosse standout has really taken a heavier interest in the MCLA, as well as the rest of Emory’s more competitive club sports entities.

“There are some very real challenges we face in order to keep the Emory lacrosse program competitive while retaining the high academic success and unique student leadership opportunities that have allowed club sports to flourish at Emory for over 100 years,” stated Emory Club Sports Coordinator Andre Moore. “The MCLA is an incredibly diverse, far reaching, and truly unique league. You’d be hard pressed to find another league like the MCLA where even many of the club teams are better funded than some of their varsity counterparts.”


Alumni Weekend: GAME ON! - Mar 5, 2012

ATLANTA, GA The Emory Athletic Department, Emory Lacrosse and the Emory Lacrosse Booster Club would formally like to announce that Lacrosse Alumni weekend will be taking place from Friday, April 20th - Sunday, April 22nd. The Eagles will play Wofford in their final game of the season at 4 PM that Sunday and will be supported by a strong group of former Emory Lacrosse players.

Spearheading the group of alumni is Emory Lacrosse Booster Club President, Ryan Covert who currently serves as an assistant coach for MCLA Division II National Champion, Davenport University. Covert was a Three-time All American at Emory and was the first MCLA Division II player to earn a roster spot in Major League Lacrosse (Chicago Machine, 2009). Covert was a special teams coach during Davenport's National Championship run last year and also serves as Director of Ture Lacrosse: Michigan, a Midwestern youth development lacrosse club.

Also coming in for Alumni weekend is Booster Club EVP, Stephen Crump (a 2007 All Conference defender), as well Curt Simmons (Two-time All American), Alex Leung (Three-time All SELC), Dave Franklin (MCLA Lacrosse Reporter for Fox College Sports and and Mike Kowalczyk, a defensive midfielder who claims he is actually the best goalie in Emory Lacrosse history. 

For more information on alumni weekend please contact

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Learning from a Trip to Florida - Mar 4, 2012

PALM BEACH, FL When Emory accepted opportunities to play Grand Valley State and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in two out of conference games this year, they assumed they'd be playing these elite squads with a full senior class. The season did not get any easier for these young Eagles this past weekend, but Emory stays optimistic after taking the field with two of the very best in the nation in the Salifish Shootout hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University.

4th ranked Grand Valley State played in the 2008 National Championship game against Westminster and made it to last years' MCLA Division II Final Four as well. Emory was the first MCLA team the Lakers played this season as GVSU started off the year by soundly beating two NCAA Division III varsity opponents in Carthage College and Trine University. In the 27-1 Grand Valley win, Jask Dumsa put up 11 points for the Lakers as Ed Kovel was the only player to find the back of the net for Emory.

Kovel was indeed the offensive spark of the weekend for the Birds as the Junior Middie from Connecticut also scored two goals in the 18-3 loss to the #18 Coast Guard Academy Bears. However, the Team MVP from the Florida trip is without question Tre Haag; the Freshman goalie from Idaho played a full 120 minutes between the pipes this past weekend making 40 saves against two very potent offenses. 



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