Team England will depart on their 10 day USA tomorrow morning. We’ve tried to bring together all the latest fall-ball updates and video highlights from all the major websites. You can also find information on how you can get all the latest news on Team England’s progress during the tour, including live streams.
19th October – Dartmouth University
Team England start their fall-ball campaign with a double header at Derryfield High School in New Hampshire, home to assistant coach Chris Hettler. They will open with a 10am game against Dartmouth University. News on The Big Green fall-ball preparations have not been widely reported on, but they finished the 2013 season with a 3W-11L record. Last seasons highlights are below.
20th October – UMass
UMass will play Team England will play on Sunday, below are highlights of their recent match-up against Johns Hopkins.
22nd October – Harvard University
Harvard have been busily preparing for the upcoming season and Team England with a inter-scrimmage game, highlights from the game are below.
Keep Updated: Harvard will also be broadcasting the game on their YouTube channel LIVE
UK Game Time: Tuesday 22nd October @ 12am BST
23rd October – Boston University
Boston University is one of four new programmes that will make their NCAA Division 1 debuts next year. Head Coach Ryan Polly has had to create a team from scratch and this is reflected in a huge freshmen class which makes up 32 of his 42-man roster. Polly has brought in 8 transfers which include former Boston University club players* who have made the step up to NCAA Lacrosse. This will add some much needed experience to their young roster, however this is likely to be the most inexperienced team Team England will face during their tour.
The Terriers played their first game of the year at the Northeast Classic last weekend, with games against Sacred Heart and Hartford (highlights below). They will also host an alumni-game* this weekend so Coach Polly will have some time get his players some much needed game time before they face Team England next Wednesday. *Boston fielded a club team before joining the NCAA this year.
25th October – Sankofa Alliance
A star studded team made up of the best African American Lacrosse players in the game founded by Brown Alum Chazz Woodson and Kyle Harrison. Confirmed to play so far include Johnny Christmas, Jovan Miller and Sam Bradman. We found this video on the Sankofa Facebook page and features many of the players who will face Team England next Friday.
Keep Updated: Follow the Sankofa Alliance twitter feed for updates.
UK Game Time: Friday 25th October @ 7pm BST
25th October – Brown University
Brown are one of the top ranked teams that Team England will face on tour, they will also be playing the Sankofa Alliance before playing England. Brown highlights from last season are below.
26th October – Bryant University
Coached by ex-Team USA Head Coach Mike Pressler. Bryant have built a solid programme and will arguably be one of the toughest tests, especially at the Face-off X, they have consistently been in the top 5 teams nationally for win percentage. Below are highlights from last season.