Tuesday, February 24, 2009

UAlbany/Siena game should be later

Tomorrow I will be in Loudonville for the Siena lacrosse game against the University at Albany. 

While this is a big game for both programs, who are hoping to/have enough talent to reach the NCAA Tournament, it is being played at the wrong time. 

If this game was being played in a month or later on a day where it was warmer than 37 degrees (the high temperature for the day), this game could draw a couple thousand people. 

Lacrosse is growing more and more popular in this area and nation wide.  

Last year, Delmar native and Albany Academy graduate Mike Leveille led Syracuse to the national title in front of almost 50,000 people at Gillette Stadium

Siena has had back-to-back 10 wins season and UAlbany has gone to the NCAA Tournament four of the last six seasons.

The rivalry game is being played for in Loudonville this year, but the Siena student body is on vacation. 

While this rivalry will never rival that of the basketball teams, it really could become a good matchup for the area and both up and coming programs.  

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