FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
Dolphins Ready For 2013 Season With Exhibition vs No. 3 Notre Dame at Disney
The Jacksonville men's lacrosse team travels to Orlando on Saturday for an exhibition against No. 3 Notre Dame at Disney's Wide World of Sports. First faceoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm. JU will host Tampa in a scrimmage at Milne Field next Saturday at 1:00 pm. The season officially gets under way for the Dolphins on Feb. 10 at Duke.
NorthFloridaLacrosse.com will be onsite at Disney this Saturday covering the action with a live blog. Follow the link below
Game Preview from Ray Carnicelli (@NorthFloridaLax)
For the second consecutive year the Jacksonville University Dolphins travel to Disney’s Wide World of Sports to prepare for the upcoming season against the University of Notre Dame. In the fall of 2011 the new Dolphin’s coaching staff spent their time adjusting to their new environment, getting to know their player, teaching, evaluating and introducing the players to their style and expectations. To me the trip to Orlando in January of 2012 was like the launch of a newly designed aircraft. There was plenty of planning that took place ahead of time and there was an expectation of success but still some uncertainty. There might be a few minor issues that come to light and the possibility of some anxious moments. A crash was possible but not likely. There was a bit of a mystery in the air leading up to that game. For those of us that attended the scrimmage and for those fans that followed the action via our Live Blog learned right away that the JU Dolphins were talented, focused and ready to compete.
Here we are a year later and yes there may be a few questions that need to be answered but for the most part, those of us who have been following the JU Dolphins know what to expect. Cam Mann, TJ Kennary and Ari Waffle are very good. Quint Miller, David Goldman, Conor Igoe and Rob Wertz could make the leap from good to very good. Peter Deluca, Ty Black and Tanner Gard will lead a stout defense that includes a number of players that have contributed in the past and who will be competing against each other for much sought after playing time.