Monthly Archives: September 2008

InsideLacrosse Video: “Ryan Powell- Finalizer Instructional”


“Southwestern Collegiate Conference”: Newly Formed College Lacrosse Conference Has “Day To Meet Coaches”


Southwestern Collegiate Conference 

San Diego Area High School Seniors and their parents are invited to meet the Coaches of the Southwestern Collegiate Conference, the newly formed Lacrosse Conference consisting of some of the best college lacrosse teams in the country. Former members of the WCLL   (Western Collegiate Lacrosse League).



This is an open session for you to gain valuable knowledge about our member schools such as: UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Loyola Marymount, UC Santa Barbara, U. or San Diego, Biola, UCLA, Chapman, Arizona State, University of Arizona, UNLV, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, and many others excellent schools! 


4:00 – 5:30pm

Saturday, Oct. 4th

Aztec Recreation Center Mtg. Rm A & B



(Parking $1/hour)



From I-8, exit at College Ave. and go South.

Turn Right at Montezuma.

Turn Right at 55th Street and make the next left into the parking structure.

Aztec Recreation Center is located just a block further on the opposite side of the street next to Cox Arena.

The ARC rooms A & B are on your left before you enter the Center.








This event is totally FREE!





Peter Worstell’s “California Gold” 2009 Lacrosse Invitational Announced

Southern California Seminar Announced: “College Choices: Guiding The Scholar-Athlete”

For Immediate Release                                                             September 28, 2008

Contact: Tom Kovic

Phone: 610-620-3189



College Choices: Guiding the Scholar-Athlete

Former Division I College Coach Tom Kovic to Present

at Foothill High School on College Advisement



[Boothwyn, Pa.]  Tom Kovic, former University of Pennsylvania Head Gymnastics Coach and current director of Victory Collegiate Consulting has been invited to speak at Foothill High School (Santa Ana, CA) on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 6:30 pm in the high school theater.


The topic Kovic chose to present is “Guiding the Scholar-Athlete.” The 60 minute presentation will provide a practical approach that high school student-athletes, families and coaches may utilize in developing individual plans for the college athletics recruiting process.


“I believe the college experience is probably the most important time in the life of our children that it will strongly shape their purpose and direction for the rest of their lives. The goal of Kovic’s talk is to provide families with pertinent information that will help them organize efficiently and develop the confidence needed to arrive at their best-educated college choice.”


The presentation will be interactive and provide participants with an inside look at college recruiting and how to position the prospective student-athlete as they navigate the college search. Communication with college coaches, developing a winning portfolio and building a strong and organized plan of action, are just some of the specific topics Kovic will discuss. The presentation will assist families and athletes from all sports.


Kovic spent 19 years as the Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach at the University of Pennsylvania, where he led the Quakers to eight Ivy League championships, two ECAC titles and 46 individual conference champions. He launched Victory Collegiate Consulting in 2006 as an educational advisement service that assists families and their children in navigating the college athletics recruiting search.


The fee for the presentation is $49.00 and families can register online at: For further information on choosing the best college for your student-athlete visit Victory Collegiate Consulting, at: or contact Tom Kovic at:


Under Armour All-American Senior Highlights

NCAA Lacrosse Sponsorship: Women’s Programs Surpass Men’s Lacrosse

At the college level, the NCAA issues an annual report on sports sponsorship, participation, and squad size. Their most recent report contains detailed information by gender and division for the period from 1982 through 2007. Since the early to mid 90s, the number of schools sponsoring women’s lacrosse has grown sharply and has surpassed the number for men. For men’s lacrosse, the bulk of the growth has occurred in Division III, while for women’s lacrosse, both Division I and (especially) Division III have enjoyed sharp growth rates.



See the full report, which has numerous graphs that depict the trends for sponsorship, participation, and squad size. There is also a link to a PDF file that has tables for men and women, by division and overall, with the relevant numbers.

Michael Allan, Former UCSB And UCLA Lacrosse Head Coach Joins Towson University Lacrosse Coaching Staff

TOWSON, Md. – Michael Allan, who has spent the last five seasons as head coach of the University of California-Santa Barbara club lacrosse team, has been named as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the Tiger men’s lacrosse team, it has been announced by Head Coach Tony Seaman.

In addition to his head coaching experience, Allan recently completed his third season as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse. As a member of John Tucker’s staff, Allan helped the Riptide to a 22-14 record and a pair of postseason appearances. The Riptide set a team record by compiling a 9-3 record in 2007 and reached the MLL championship game.

“Michael Allan brings us a wealth of lacrosse coaching experience covering tenures as a head coach, an assistant coach at the college level in addition to his experience at the professional level,” Seaman says. “We welcome him with open arms to the Towson Lacrosse program.”

During his tenure at UCSB, Allan led the Gauchos to an 83-22 record and two MCLA/US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates national titles. The Gauchos also won three Western Collegiate Lacrosse League championships in five years.

Prior to joining the UCSB staff, Allan spent four seasons as the head coach for the UCLA club team and led the Bruins to the WCLL quarter-finals three times. The Bruins also earned their only top 25 national ranking in the program’s history in 2000 when they were ranked 16th.

A 1998 graduate of Princeton University, Allan helped the Tigers win three consecutive NCAA titles from 1996 to 1998 while posting a 43-2 record during that span.

A native of Baltimore, Allan is a graduate of Gilman School where he played for Tucker and the Greyhounds.