Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

BYU Men’s Lacrosse, 2007 MCLA National Champions, Prepare To Win Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference With Experience Team And Contend For 2009 National Championship


The Cougars won the 2007 National Championship so a rivalry with Michigan has grown over the last two years.

The Cougars won all but five of their 21 games last season. Two of the losses were against the University of Michigan, who beat them once in the regular season and again in the semifinals at the National Championship. Michigan went on to win the National Championship.

“Our defense didn’t play up to its potential against Chapman last year,” Sabey said. “It was a really close game … it was back and forth the whole time and we lost by only one goal. I’m looking forward to that rematch.”

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The BYU men’s lacrosse team has a tough season ahead of it with the opportunity to redeem itself against the teams they lost to last season.

The Cougars won all but five of their 21 games last season. Two of the losses were against the University of Michigan, who beat them once in the regular season and again in the semifinals at the National Championship. Michigan went on to win the National Championship.

The Cougars will get a rematch against the reigning national champs and two other teams they lost to last season, Chapman University and University of Minnesota Duluth.

“We’re always excited to get another chance at playing teams we’ve lost to,” junior attacker Jeremy Rife said. “We’ve created strong rivalries with these teams and we are definitely looking forward to a rematch.”

The Cougars won the 2007 National Championship so a rivalry with Michigan has grown over the last two years.

One of the things Rife believes the team has improved on since last season is its defense. After two straight national appearances the Cougars are seasoned and experienced. Returning defensemen Paul Sabey, Britton Cone, Taylor Redd and Dan Crawforth will contribute to a strong Cougar defense this season. The defense will also receive help from a Division I transfer from University of North Carolina, Jason Arias.

Sabey agrees the team will have a great defense this year and is eager to prove it in their rematch against Chapman.

“Our defense didn’t play up to its potential against Chapman last year,” Sabey said. “It was a really close game … it was back and forth the whole time and we lost by only one goal. I’m looking forward to that rematch.”

Last year’s game was played at Chapman’s home field in California so the rematch will take place on Cougar territory this year on April 10.

The Cougars first scheduled game this season is a round-robin tournament with Utah Valley University and University of Utah on Jan. 31.

Utah Lacrosse Association To Host 2009 “Ski Town Shoot Out” Lacrosse Tournament On June 18-20 In Park City, Utah


 

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June 18-20, 2009

U12, U13, U15 Boys

U15, U17 Girls

Men’s and Women’s division

Utah Lacrosse Assoc.Despite fast growth in the sport across the Western U.S., youth lacrosse teams have been hard-pressed to find tournaments within convenient travel distance. To meet this need, the Utah Lacrosse Association (ULA) launched the Ski Town Shoot Out in 2005.

Park City, Utah is the high-altitude site for a high-action youth jamboree June 18-20, 2009. The boys bracket action takes place at Park City’s renowned Ecker Hill complex, which boast some of the state’s best-maintained playing fields. The main boys venue – elevation 6,300 feet – is near Interstate 80, only 35 minutes’ drive from Salt Lake International Airport, offering convenient access for all teams. The main girls, womens, and mens venue – Park City Sports Complex at Quinn’s Junction – is near the junction of Routes 40 and 248.

The organizing committee is in the process of securing discounts for local lodging. We encourage parents and players to stay the weekend and enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, and other recreational attractions, including Park City Mountain Resort and the Utah Olympic Park.

PLAYER AGE/GRADE:
Based on the results of a post tournament survey we are changing from age based to grade based categories.  If your player is in one of the following grades the player may participate in the bracket.
U-12: 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the current school year
U-13: 5th or 6th grade in the current school year
U-15: 7th or 8th grade in the current school year
U-17: 9th or 10th grade in the current school year (Girls Only)
 
 
 

 

The boys tournament has three brackets with between six and 16 teams participating in the U12, U13 and U15 age groups. Each boys team has a five-game schedule. Generally the schedule provides one game on Thursday afternoon and two each on Friday and Saturday.

The girls tournament has two brackets – U15 and U17. Each girls team has a four-game schedule. The women’s bracket has a four-game schedule. The girls and women’s brackets play during the day Friday and Saturday.

The men’s bracket has a three-game schedule and their games are held Friday and Saturday evening.

Games are one hour long. You will be able to find detailed rules, procedures and other information on the tournament web site soon.

Boys – $200 non-refundable team fee and $40 per player. Five-game schedule. Team deposit/registration due by May 22, 2009.

Girls – $200 non-refundable team fee and $36 per player. Four-game schedule. Team deposit/registration due by May 22, 2009.

Women’s – $200 team deposit and $36 per player. Four-game schedule. Team deposit/registration due by May 22, 2009.

Men’s – $250 non-refundable team fee. Three-game schedule. Team deposit due by May 22, 2009.

For boys teams flying in early, we have game slots Thursday afternoon and early evening. Sunset is about 9:00 pm so there’s plenty of light.

Most games take place on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The tournament organizers will do their best to schedule games so that teams have uninterrupted time to enjoy Park City.

A limited number of optional “add-on” games may be available. Most “add-on” games will take place in the late afternoon. Add-on games are subject to availability of fields, officials and table crew. The organizing committee reserves the right to modify or cancel add-on and regular games due to these and other conditions. See “Boys Challenge Games” link at left for more information.

SPORTSMANSHIP
The Ski Town Shoot Out is predicated on sportsmanship and camaraderie. According to one participating coach, “this tournament has a spirit and soul that make it special.”

Celebrate the Game with us. In our opening ceremonies, players from each team participate in the “Running of the Balls,” building a multicolored lacrosse ball pyramid. Each level of the pyramid represents the people involved in the game. The base is your teammates, followed by coaches, officials, opponents, and family.

Throughout the event, we ask all participants to instill in the players a sense of honor, respect, and appreciation for the roots of the game.

http://www.parkcitylacrosseshootout.com/