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Was Reinkemeyer a scholarship player?    Based on his size, he looks like he may have been a walk on.  And the "Ordinary People" town of Lake Forest is more in line with Middlebury than Champaign.

Reinkemeyer was a walk-on at UofI . . . He was listed as a redshirt freshman for the 2017 UofI season but, as best as I can determine, was not on the roster in his second year (2018) at Illinois . .

I'd assumed the redshirt season was 2018.  My attention to detail isn't what it used to be. ::)  It's a quibbling point but I assume he had to be on scholarship in 2017 to be given redshirt status.  Scholarships are one-year agreements.  His wasn't renewed for the 2018 season.  He tried to walk-on, didn't make the team and began looking for a school where he'd have a better chance to play.   

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Was Reinkemeyer a scholarship player?    Based on his size, he looks like he may have been a walk on.  And the "Ordinary People" town of Lake Forest is more in line with Middlebury than Champaign.

Reinkemeyer was a redshirt last season.  I assume he was the recipient of a "redshirt scholarship", commonly used in DI football and basketball to allow an incoming student time to physically prepare for the new level of competition without losing a season's eligibility.   

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Right U, wrong QB.  Charlie Reinkemeyer.

https://fightingillini.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7473

That's a nice piece of research nescac1, considering the MC roster isn't up yet.  I hope young Mr. Reinkemeyer fully enjoys his Middlebury College experience both on and off the field.

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As the person whose initial research caused this thread to continue beyond the original post that interestingly omitted the name of the QB transfer in question, perhaps I should be the one to step in and suggest we've been duped.   MJ Rivers has transferred from IU but I find no reference to Middlebury College as his new home away from home.  I believe his new school is New Mexico.  The Lobos were among the programs that recruited him when he opted for Illinois.  They renewed the full scholarship offer more recently and on August 1 Rivers tweeted that he was very happy about it.  Three days later he officially announced his plans to change schools.  The following day he was interviewed about his decision.  What can be found online is only a thirty second cut from it  and he doesn't name the school, but he does say his decision is based on a desire to be closer to home and his support group because of personal issues.  He's from Frisco, Texas.  There is a Texas Falls recreation area in nearby Hancock, VT but I suspect in this case it's irrelevant.  I hope I'm wrong.  I often am.  But.........




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There is concern by some close to the football programs that the temperature may be too cold for a night game in Maine that time of year.

Too cold???  This is football, not squash...

you beat me to it....

Men and women's lacrosse begin their seasons as early as late February.  Most of last season, as fans well know, was played in winter weather.  Some games are played at night and I believe it's the Maine schools, one of them anyway, that play under the lights most often.  Too cold?  For the fans perhaps.

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I stumbled across this fantastic college football map, circa 1940 and thought a few on this board may appreciate it.

A few NESCAC notes; only Middlebury and Hamilton are absent. Trinity is referred to as "Hilltoppers", and Williams as "Purple". The CBB teams fared much better in 1939 than they have in recent memory...

Wesleyan 6-2
Colby 5-5-1
Bowdoin 5-5-1
Trinity 4-2-1
Bates 4-3
Amherst 4-4
Tufts 3-4-1
Williams 2-5-1

Finally, along the border is a listing of the All-American's by school. Hubbard, an Amherst halfback made the list in 1905.

Vermont's now-DIII schools are completely ignored on the map.  Middlebury and Norwich were serious rivals.  St. Michael's was still playing then as well.  All three played UVM each season.  The Panthers went 3-4-1 in 1939.   

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 30, 2019, 12:59:27 am »
FYI - the DIII women's lacrosse all-star game will take place Saturday at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland (literally around the corner from my house). DIII game is at 11:30 AM (IWLCA should have streaming info). DII and DI to follow.

There are a good crop of players including a good chunk from NESCAC schools (sorry, no Mount Union rep) and three of the four final four teams has at least one player. The two coaches are Tufts's and Wesleyan's coaches (not sure about assistants).

You might recognize the broadcast team: Monika and myself.

Now back to prep-work.

Dave,

So you're saying it'll be a short walk to work on Saturday? :D

Over on the WBB board the thread is DIII HCs moving to DI.  It shouldn't go unmentioned here that longtime Dartmouth women's lacrosse HC Amy Patton, who left a few years back after a very successful 24 year career, joined the Middlebury coaching staff as an assistant coach during the just concluded season.  She missed the collegiate game and wished to reconnect with it in some way.  She had a link with my sister-in-law via an ex assistant coach who had played for Missy, I believe, and was invited to become part of current head coach Livesay's staff.  Patton is currently the HC of the New England Command, defending champions of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League. 


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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 27, 2019, 02:10:13 am »
Middlebury HC Kate Livesay has an interesting lacrosse resume.  She's played on two national champions as a Middlebury Panther.  She's led Middlebury to two national championships as the head coach.  She has also coached Trinity to a title and, as the Panther mentor, beaten Trinity for the title.  Today, as the winning coach against Salisbury's Jim Nestor, she evened the record to 2-2.  It was Salisbury that Trinity defeated for the championship in 2012.  The Seagulls won it all in 2013 and 2014, both times against Trinity and Livesay.   

Anyone reading this board now saw the game today.  Middlebury got off to a fast start taking a six goal lead.   Salisbury found their rhythm in the closing minutes of the first half and halfway though the second the margin had been cut to two.  The Panthers slowly took back the momentum and won 14-9.  A good game.  Two very good teams.  A great season for the Middlebury Panthers.  Thanks again to Dave and Monika for their entertaining and informative commentary.  It was the icing on the cake.

I tuned in to the DIII men's action when the score was tied at nine apiece.  Sadly, for the LJs that was as good as it was going to get.  Still, advancing to the final game is something only two teams can do each season and having beaten Williams to get there is a memory that will always bring a smile to Amherst faces.  Tell me I'm wrong, amh63. :D


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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 25, 2019, 09:44:01 pm »
The women's semifinal contests weren't as closely contested as I expected they'd be, but as Dave and Monica pointed out experience counts this time of year and the veterans of Final Four competition prevailed.  Prior to the 2017 season Wesleyan had a 32-117 record in conference play.  In 2009 Tufts won the only regular season NESCAC title not owned by either Middlebury or Trinity, but other than that campaign had never won more than 6 conference games before the 2018 season.  Middlebury beat Salisbury earlier this season but as competitors over the past 15 seasons or so the Seagull have dominated the series.  What happened in March means nothing tomorrow.  Go Panthers!

Good luck to the Amherst men against Cabrini in tomorrow's championship game.

Something happened in this season's earlier tournament rounds that needs to be recognized for what it is, good news for the DIII women's game.  The field of eight can still be penciled in before the season even begins but six unranked teams in this season's bracket showed they came to play and aren't just happy to be here.  Illinois Wesleyan, out of the CCIW, ended their season with a  19-7 defeat at the hands of #5 Franklin & Marshall.  Denison, from the NCAC, closed out their season losing to #1 Gettysburg 14-3.  Denison played a killer out-of-conference schedule which included a 14-4 opening game loss to the Bullets.  Only #2 Washington & Lee and #5 Franklin & Marshall held Gettysburg to under 15 tallies this season.  Denison did it twice.  Unheralded Misericordia, representing the MAC Freedom, lost their final game to #6 York by a 17-8 tally.  Meredith, who also played a very tough non-conference schedule, lost 13-10 at the hands of #20 Ithaca.  Mount Union lost to #10 Catholic by a 16-6 margin.  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps fell to #12 Amherst 14-8 and stayed close well into the second half.   Then there's Colorado College, who earned a #19 ranking in the final poll of the regular season.   They were defeated 18-8 by #7 Salisbury.  The Tigers tend to get more respect in the rankings than other teams west of the Allegheny's.  They've had some past success in tournament play.  In 2005 they lost to Salisbury 15-11 in the semifinals.  They seemed to regress for a few seasons beginning in 2008, playing a less competitive schedule, but have been making the effort to return to form lately.  These teams should continue to improve over the next few years and hopefully inspire some in-conference rivals to do the same. 

Best of luck to Middlebury and Amherst tomorrow.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 25, 2019, 02:48:28 am »
The D1 semifinals (especially UNC v BC) has me fired up for tomorrow ...

Sadly, my expectations for Saturday's games may be too high. LOL

That said, next year should be outstanding having DIII and DI both at Hopkins!

Dave,

A return of the championship rounds to Johns Hopkins sounds good for Middlebury.    That's where they played in 1999 and 2001 both times defeating Amherst for the national title.  As for tomorrow's/today's action it came so close to being an all-Nescac Final Four.  The official's dangerous shot ruling that nullified what would have been a go-ahead goal for the LJs with slightly less than a minute remaining was correct though and it was brilliant execution by Salisbury in those final seconds that resulted in the winning tally at :04.  I'm not sure what worries me more, and the Panthers have to beat Wesleyan first, a rematch with Tufts who have lost twice by a single goal to Middlebury already this season or facing the Seagulls again who will be looking to answer a regular season loss by an uncharacteristically large five tally margin.  Middlebury's win over Wesleyan in March was by a single goal.  Everyone comes in tomorrow with something to prove and it's personal.  I love this time of year!




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It is remarkable how strong the NESCAC is in athletics.   In women's lacrosse, three of the final four teams are from the NESCAC.  In men's lacrosse, it was the last two standing from the NESCAC.   Tennis is equally represented.   Good stuff, NESCAC.

Not only are three of the final four teams in the women's lax tournament from the NESCAC, but Amherst almost made it four for four.  In  regional final action against Salisbury, what appeared to be a lead-taking goal with just under a minute remaining was nullified by a dangerous shot ruling and the Seagulls popped in the game winner with just four seconds left on the clock.  NESCAC dominance in the women's game is ridiculous.  Middlebury is 6-3 in the championship game since 1996.  Trinity played in five consecutive finals from 2012-16, winning their first appearance with Kate (Perine) Livesay, Middlebury '03 as HC.  Livesay has since taken over at her alma mater and coached the 2016 winner.  Amherst has played Middlebury for the title three times winning it in 2003.  Williams has been runner-up twice, losing once in 2OT.  Bowdoin was the DIII runner-up in 2011.  Hamilton won the championship in 2008 and lost it in 2010 while representing the Liberty League before returning to the NESCAC in 2012.  Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 17 and the final regular season poll included eight in the top 25 with two others among the four programs also receiving votes.  Like I said, ridiculous, and the Amherst-Williams pairing in the men's final shows the conference strength there as well.

Way back when I was a teacher, I taught a girl who played lax in HS and then Middlebury (the school I taught at was a powerhouse in MA).  I believe the girl was only lost 1 or 2 games in her entire HS and college career combined.

Middlebury went 64-3 over coach Livesay's playing career from 2000-2003.  Is that when your ex student played?  Two of the losses were to Amherst and the other was to Williams.  My sister-in-law was the Panther HC at the time.

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It is remarkable how strong the NESCAC is in athletics.   In women's lacrosse, three of the final four teams are from the NESCAC.  In men's lacrosse, it was the last two standing from the NESCAC.   Tennis is equally represented.   Good stuff, NESCAC.

Not only are three of the final four teams in the women's lax tournament from the NESCAC, but Amherst almost made it four for four.  In  regional final action against Salisbury, what appeared to be a lead-taking goal with just under a minute remaining was nullified by a dangerous shot ruling and the Seagulls popped in the game winner with just four seconds left on the clock.  NESCAC dominance in the women's game is ridiculous.  Middlebury is 6-3 in the championship game since 1996.  Trinity played in five consecutive finals from 2012-16, winning their first appearance with Kate (Perine) Livesay, Middlebury '03 as HC.  Livesay has since taken over at her alma mater and coached the 2016 winner.  Amherst has played Middlebury for the title three times winning it in 2003.  Williams has been runner-up twice, losing once in 2OT.  Bowdoin was the DIII runner-up in 2011.  Hamilton won the championship in 2008 and lost it in 2010 while representing the Liberty League before returning to the NESCAC in 2012.  Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 17 and the final regular season poll included eight in the top 25 with two others among the four programs also receiving votes.  Like I said, ridiculous, and the Amherst-Williams pairing in the men's final shows the conference strength there as well.

 


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JEFFFAN....agree!  Have posted the results on the lacrosse board.  Just watched the post game shows, Ephs and Jeffs shows today.  Amherst players were all juniors....leading me to think that Amherst may not have their seniors around in time for the May 26 title game at 4pm in Philly.  Amherst’s graduation is in the morning of May 26th.

The Middlebury women had quite a large group of seniors on their 2016 roster.  They had their own graduation ceremony after winning the championship.

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NESCAC football fans-

I am a current student at a NESCAC school and a longtime football follower. I do not play on my school's team, but I am posting to inquire about any possible opportunities to do game writeups, previews, blog posts, player profiles, or any other sort of game-related writing for NESCAC football teams. I am not asking to be paid, but I would like to get some writing-related experience on my resume before I apply for internships next summer. I have followed NESCAC football since entering college, and I know that football would be something I would be able to write passionately about. If anyone knows of a website, blog or newspaper that I could write for, please let me know. I am most familiar with NESCAC football, but I would also be open to writing about other sports (baseball, basketball, golf, etc) if the opportunity arises. I could provide a writing sample if necessary. Thank you!

 


Try this link.   nothingbutnescac.com   I know they do a good job with football and basketball.

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