|(above) Freshman goalie Ryan LaPlante will lead the Pioneers today against Duke|
by Mike Chambers
The redshirt was removed in frantic fashion. University of Denver freshman Ryan LaPlante was on his couch March 18, watching the DU Lacrosse team go into a third overtime at Notre Dame, when sophomore goalie Jamie Faus suffered a torn Achilles tendon in what ended as a 10-9 loss.
"I was flying to New York four hours later," LaPlante said. "I was really excited. I just want to play."
LaPlante, who made his NCAA debut March 20 against Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y., competed with Faus for DU's starting goaltending job since last fall [read entire article].