Daily Archives: February 28, 2009

Southern California Lacrosse: 2009 Knights Challenge JV Boys Lacrosse Tournament Hosted By Foothill High School On Feb. 21 & 22 (Video)


Contributed by El Toro High School JV Lacrosse.

Cal Women’s Lacrosse Loses To #6 Penn 10-2 After Playing Strong 1st Half


“We had a pretty good first half,” Cal head coach Theresa Sherry said. “We had some poor attacking

Cal's Alex Tickner scored in the 59th minute against Penn on Friday.

Cal's Alex Tickner scored in the 59th minute against Penn on Friday.

possessions, and in the second half we still had trouble converting. The score doesn’t look like it, but our defense did okay. Penn was just down there too much. They were just able to pick away and open up that score a little bit. Our kids did play hard. In the future, we’re hoping to put up 60 minutes of good defense, good attack and good midfield play.”

California lost to No. 6 Penn, 10-2, on Friday at Franklin Field. The Golden Bears’ record fell to 2-3 after the nonconference match, with all three losses to 2008 NCAA semifinalists. Penn, the 2008 NCAA runner-up, improved it record to 2-0. Senior Elizabeth “T” Jahp and junior Alex Tickner scored Cal’s goals.

Cal has lost two straight, including an 18-2 setback against then-No. 3 Syracuse on Feb. 22 in Berkeley.

Emma Spiro led all scorers with three points from three goals for the Quakers, who outshot the Bears, 30-9.

Senior Morgan Dyson got the start in Cal’s goal, making six saves. Sophomore Allie Shropshire made six saves in relief of Dyson, who eventually returned and played 43 minutes and 23 seconds in today’s game.

Emily Szelest made six saves in a complete game for Penn.

Cal opened the game started strong and held possession for much of the first 10 minutes, but the Bears couldn’t capitalize with an early goal. Freshman Vail Horn took the only shot for either team in the first 13:23 of the game, with Szelest saving Horn’s shot. At 13:24, Penn’s Erin Brennan scored the game’s first goal.

http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/022709aaa.html

 

#2 Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Defeats #1 Syracuse 13-12


virginialacrosseSecond-ranked Virginia scored six third quarter goals to break a halftime tie and withstood a furious fourth quarter rally by top-ranked Syracuse to defeat the Orange 13-12 before a crowd of 16,565 at the Carrier Dome.

Virginia moves to 5-0 this season and becomes the first team to ever win three consecutive games at the Dome; the Cavaliers also won in 2003 and 2005.

Sophomore midfielder Shamel Bratton scored a career-high four goals to lead Virginia. Attackmen Garrett Billings and Danny Glading each scored three times. The trio combined to score all six Virginia goals in the third quarter.

Billings and John Haldy scored a minute apart to push Virginia’s lead to 13-8 with 7:32 remaining. Syracuse stormed back with the game’s final four goals, including two by Kenny Nims to pull within one with 1:18 remaining.

The Orange claimed the faceoff following Tim Desko’s goal with 1:18 to play. Cavalier defenseman Matt Kelly knocked the ball away from Nims in the final minute and midfielder Max Pomper picked up the loose ball for Virginia. Pomper carried the ball into Virginia’s offensive zone and the Cavaliers called timeout with 15 seconds to play. On the restart, Syracuse was unable to regain possession as time ran out.

Virginia returns to action Tuesday at VMI in Lexington, Va. The game is scheduled to faceoff at 3:30 pm.

http://insidelacrosse.com/page.cfm?pagerid=2&news=fdetail&storyid=198405

Lacrosse Injury Prevention: High School Students Receive Sports Medicine And Injury Prevention Training At Seattle Public Schools Providing Additional Assistance To Athletic Trainers


Ballard High student Tamsyn Palmesano helps injured lacrosse player Amanda Bryan on Thursday. A sports medicine class gives Palmesano real-world training.

Ballard High student Tamsyn Palmesano helps injured lacrosse player Amanda Bryan on Thursday. A sports medicine class gives Palmesano real-world training.

The lacrosse player who rushed into the athletic trainer’s room Thursday afternoon at Ballard High School was a little panicked: She had just under five minutes to get her sore wrist taped up and get out onto the field.

With certified athletic trainer Loka Murphy already occupied, junior Tamsyn Palmesano calmly stepped in, taped up the girl’s wrist and sent her on her way with a minute to spare.

Ballard’s sports medicine program and similar ones at Chief Sealth and West Seattle high schools are still in the early stages, but district officials hope to build a two-year track that will prepare students for sports medicine careers by studying subjects such as anatomy, medical terminology and injury prevention.

 

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/401843_sportsmedicine28.html

A year ago, Palmesano wouldn’t have been as confident in her ability to help treat the daily parade of students who come by looking for relief from minor injuries, aches and pains. But this is her third semester as a student in Murphy’s sports medicine classes, and she’s already received her Medic First Aid and CPR certification.
“Being in the training room is different than being in the classroom,” she said.

“You have to get the taping jobs right, get your terminology down … it’s really hands-on. But Loka’s always there to help you out if you need it.”

Ballard’s sports medicine program and similar ones at Chief Sealth and West Seattle high schools are still in the early stages, but district officials hope to build a two-year track that will prepare students for sports medicine careers by studying subjects such as anatomy, medical terminology and injury prevention.

Students can earn both high school and college credit for the courses, as well as pick up professional certifications and training in first aid, CPR and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Real-world experiences like Palmesano is getting are also an important part of the curriculum, said Roxanne Trees, a Seattle Public Schools career and technical education specialist who is helping develop the district’s sports medicine program.

“Teaching students to apply their knowledge as early as possible is going to help them meet these (challenges) that are ahead of them,” she said. “And students want more applied learning. … We link it to students’ futures so that it’s real for them, and I think they really do learn better.”

At Ballard, Murphy gives students a taste of what an athletic trainer’s job is like by inviting them to shadow him as he works at school sporting events. He also allows students in his advanced classes to help fellow students who come in to have their sore elbows iced, ankles wrapped or calves massaged in the school’s athletic training room after school.

“When they come in, I put them to work,” he jokes.

For student-athletes who have taken Murphy’s classes, the experience is particularly valuable. Senior Michael Tran, who runs for the track and cross-country teams, boosted his training regimen this year and had shin splints.

“Before Loka’s class, I didn’t know what to do. I just ran through it,” he said. Now, he said, he understands overtraining can exacerbate his injuries, and (reluctantly) he takes time off to rest and heal.

Seattle Children’s hospital, which contracts with Seattle Public Schools to provide part-time athletic trainers at the district’s high schools, has helped pay some of the startup costs, and a representative sits on the advisory board that oversees the district’s sports medicine programs.

The schools get about $1,500 a year for supplies, which at Ballard is supplemented by grants from the school’s foundation.

Still, with the district facing a projected budget shortfall next year, Murphy is kicking around the idea of organizing a 5K fundraising run in Ballard in May to help sustain the program. He grows animated when talking about the race, and about his ideas for next year’s classes.

Eventually, he hopes Seattle’s sports medicine program will be as well respected as those at other schools in the state, such as South Kitsap High.

But for now, Murphy said, “it’s just fun watching it grow.”

 

 

 

Best Of Lacrosse (Video): Duke Men’s Lacrosse Vs. Harvard On Feb. 22, 2009