Daily Archives: May 27, 2009

San Diego High School Girls Lacrosse: #3 Torrey Pines Girls Lacrosse To Play #2 Coronado As It Aims For CIF-San Diego Section Lacrosse Title


Torrey Pines Girls Lacrosse

No. 3 Torrey Pines (16-6), gunning for its first spot in the title game since its only appearance in 2003, travels to No. 2 Coronado tomorrow. The Islanders, who defeated Poway last night in OT, are looking to return to the San Diego Section final for the second straight year.

Empowered by a victory over No. 1 La Costa Canyon in the regular-season finale, the Torrey Pines girls lacrosse team continued its pursuit of the school’s first title with a 13-9 section quarterfinal victory last night over visiting Scripps Ranch.

Fresh off an 18-3 win over Patrick Henry in the opening round, Torrey Pines flexed its depth as nine players scored.

“That’s a record,” Torrey Pines coach Mandy Bourquin said. “But that’s the goal. It’s tough to stop a team when they have that many people that can score.”

Standout attacker Becky Trees paced Torrey Pines, leading all scorers with five goals. She also dominated face-offs for most of the game, giving Torrey an edge in possession.

Trees called the victory last week over La Costa Canyon, which had won 45 straight against section opponents, the confidence boost her team needed heading into the postseason.

“We feel like we can beat anybody,” Trees said. “And now we know we can. Right now this team is playing with a lot of passion and determination.”

Scripps Ranch (16-6), playing in its first section quarterfinal, didn’t go quietly. Cal-bound attacker Gina Holslag led Scripps Ranch with four goals. Keeper Hailey Bossert, who was peppered with 31 shots, made 18 tough saves.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/may/27/1s27p-gemmel231338-torrey-depth-dooms-foes/

Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Lauren Schmidt Honored As Second Team All-America And Aimee Willard Award Winner As Outstanding Collegiate Player In U.S. Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament


Stanford Women's Lacrosse Lauren Schmidt, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year, had 35 goals and 22 assists for a team-leading 57 points and was on the watch list for the Tewaaraton Award, the Heisman Trophy of women's lacrosse.

Stanford Women's Lacrosse Lauren Schmidt, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year, had 35 goals and 22 assists for a team-leading 57 points and was on the watch list for the Tewaaraton Award, the Heisman Trophy of women's lacrosse.

Stanford junior midfielder Lauren Schmidt earned a pair of awards over the weekend as part of the Women’s National Championships in Maryland.

Schmidt was honored as a second team All-American recognition as bestowed by WomensLacrosse.com.

She was also awarded the Aimee Willard Award as the outstanding collegiate player in the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament held at Cedar Lane Sports Park in Bel Air ending Sunday. Mid-Atlantic won the title.

Cardinal freshman defender Paige Farmakis was named to WomensLacrosse.com’s All-Rookie team.

A tradition since 1933, the WDNT showcases a variety of age-group divisions during an intensive two-day, 14-field tournament.

Stanford won the Mountain Pacific Sports Tournament championship and was ranked 14th in the final national poll, yet did not receive a bid to the NCAA tournament.

Despite a strength of schedule rating of 38, the Cardinal earned an RPI rating of 16. Stanford was 1-4 against the NCAA field, beating national semifinalist Penn.

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=12496

NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Profile: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Michael Evans Receives 2009 William C. Schmeisser Award As Nation’s Top Defenseman


 

Michael Evans (Davidsonville, MD/South River), a senior on the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team, has been named the 2009 recipient of the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman.

Michael Evans (Davidsonville, MD/South River), a senior on the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team, has been named the 2009 recipient of the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman.

Evans’ selection marks the 15th time a Johns Hopkins player has earned the award since it was first presented in 1942. He is the 12th different Hopkins player to earn the award (three individuals won the award twice) and he is the first Blue Jay since Brian Kuczma in 1997 to be selected.

 In addition to grabbing the Schmeisser Award, Evans closed a standout career with a selection as a First Team USILA All-American this season. He had previously garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors as a sophomore and third team status as a junior before moving up to the first team this season. He became the first Johns Hopkins defenseman since Tom Garvey in 2005 to earn first team honors and is the first Blue Jays defensive player to earn All-America honors three times since Brandon Testa (1999-2001).

 Evans started all 15 games this season and all 49 over the last three years. A team captain as a senior, Evans grabbed a career-high 16 ground balls and added nine caused turnovers this season. He regularly drew the assignment of marking the opposition’s top attackman and earned a spot on the 2008 NCAA All-Tournament Team.

Johns Hopkins’ All-Time Schmeisser Award Recipients

 

1943 – George Riepe
1949 – Lloyd Bunting
1951 – Joseph Sollers
1958 – Walter Mitchell
1961 – Michael Byrne
1966 – Hank Kaestner
1967 – Hank Kaestner
1969 – Michael Clark
1979 – Mark Greenberg
1980 – Mark Greenberg
1985 – John DeTommaso
1988 – Dave Pietramala
1989 – Dave Pietramala
1997 – Brian Kuczma
2009 – Michael Evans

California Club Lacrosse: SUMMER 2009 STARZ LACROSSE


 Starz Lacrosse Club - California

SUMMER 2009 STARZ LACROSSE – BOYS:

Tryouts:               End of May/Early June
Jamboree:         Sat/Sun, June 20/21 (Y, MS, HS, E)
Jamboree:         Sat/Sun, June 27/28 (Y, MS, HS, E)
Jamboree:         Wednesday, July 1 (HS)
Jamboree:         Thursday, July 2 (Elite)
Jamboree:         Sat/Sun, July 11/12 (Mini, Y, MS, HS)
Jamboree:         Sat/Sun, July 18/19 (Mini, Y, MS)
Jamboree:         Saturday, July 25 (Elite)
Starz Cup:          Saturday, July 25 (Mini, MS)
Starz Cup:          Saturday, August 1 (Y, HS, Elite)
 
*All Divisions have 4 Jamborees and 1 Starz Cup

*Several teams will be including the Adrenaline Tournaments (www.adrenalinelacrosse.com) in their summer season for 2009
 
Adrenaline Tournament Dates:
            
               Elite Shootout:                  July 16 – 19, 2009
               HS Boys Shootout:          July 23 – 26, 2009
               MS Rumble:                      July 30 – August 2, 2009
               Youth Smackdown:         July
23 – 26, 2009


SUMMER 2009 STARZ LACROSSE – GIRLS:
 
Tryouts:               End of May/Early June
Jamboree:         Saturday, June 27
Jamboree:         Saturday, July 18
Jamboree:         Saturday, July 25
Starz Cup:          Saturday, August 1
 
*All Divisions have 3 Jamborees and 1 Starz Cup

*Several teams will be including the Adrenaline Tournaments (www.adrenalinelacrosse.com) in their summer season for 2009
 
Adrenaline Tournament Dates:
            
              HS Girls Shootout:           July 9 – 12, 2009

CIF-San Diego Section Girls Lacrosse Playoffs: #1 La Costa Canyon Girls Lacrosse Defeats Bishop’s 14-4, #2 Coronado Needs Overtime To Beat Poway 14-12, Rancho Bernardo Defeats Carlsbad 12-6, And Torrey Pines Over Scripps Ranch 13-9; Semifinals Set For Thursday, May 28


Cif San Diego 

 2009 GIRLS’ LACROSSE
 

 CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Coronado 14, Poway 12 (OT)
La Costa Canyon 14, Bishop’s School 4
Rancho Bernardo 12, Carlsbad 6
Torrey Pines 13, Scripps Ranch 9

#1 La Costa Canyon       vs.    Rancho Bernardo

#2 Coronado                      vs.    Torrey Pines

CIF-San Diego Section Boys Lacrosse Playoffs: #1 Coronado Boys Lacrosse Defeats Poway 9-1, #2 La Costa Canyon Over Torrey Pines 14-4, Rancho Bernardo Defeats La Jolla 9-4, And Catheral Catholic Upsets Bishop’s 8-7; Semifinals Set For Thursday, May 28


Cif San Diego

Cathedral Catholic 8, Bishop’s School 7
Coronado 9, Poway 1
La Costa Canyon 14, Torrey Pines 4
Rancho Bernardo 9, La Jolla HS 4

#1 Coronado      vs.     Rancho Bernardo

#2 La Costa Canyon     vs.    Cathedral Catholic