I covered the Northwestern-Maryland semifinal game on Friday evening and will be writing a story about the Northwestern-Syracuse championship game Sunday. Northwestern has been to eight straight finals and has a slew of Long Island natives on its roster.
More than 50 guest speakers presented lectures about journalism and communications. Columnist Ellis Henican delivered the keynote address during the conference.
As a member of PCLI, I was on the Conference Committee and assisted as a Student Advisor for the #R1C2012 Working Press student-run news group.
Northwestern beat Maryland, 8-7, in this year’s NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse national championship at Stony Brook’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Northwestern’s eight goals were all scored by Long Island natives, including four from Shannon Smith, New York’s all-time leader in points and goals and a West Babylon alum.
Vaccaro was there to host a live blog for Lacrosse Magazine, file a sidebar for LaxMagazine.com and write notebooks and sidebars for various Patch.com sites.
To see a photo gallery, click here.
To read a story about Shannon Smith and the LI contingent at the title game, click here.
To read a notebook with Long Island related fun facts about the tournament, click here.
To read a story about ESPN’s coverage of championship weekend, click here.
To read a story about Rocky Point natives helping NU win a title, click here.