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US Lacrosse: 2010 U.S. Men’s National Lacrosse Team Selects 40-Man National Training Team

US Lacrosse TeamUS Lacrosse announced Wednesday the 40 players who have qualified for the 2010 U.S. men’s national training team following a three-day tryout at Bryant University. 

M Matt Abbott – Washington Bayhawks (Syracuse ’09)

M Stephen Berger – Long Island Lizards (Washington ’04)

A Ryan Boyle – Boston Cannons (Princeton ’04)

M Steven Brooks – Chicago Machine (Syracuse ’08)

A/M Kevin Buchanan – Washington Bayhawks (Ohio State ’08)

M Kevin Cassese – Boston Cannons (Duke ’03)

D Joe Cinosky – Toronto Nationals (Maryland ’09)

A/M Brandon Corp – Boston Cannons (Colgate ’09)

A/M Ned Crotty – Duke ‘09

A Matt Danowski – Long Island Lizards (Duke ’08)

G Brian Dougherty – Long Island Lizards (Maryland ’95)

D DJ Driscoll – Chicago Machine (Notre Dame ’06)

FO Chris Eck – Boston Cannons (Colgate ’08)

G Adam Fullerton – Denver Outlaws (Army ’08)

M John Glynn – Chicago Machine (Cornell ’09)

M Kyle Harrison – Denver Outlaws (Johns Hopkins ’05)

G Mickey Jarboe – Quicksilver LC (Navy ’00)

A Kevin Leveille – Chicago Machine (UMass ’03)

A Mike Leveille – Chicago Machine (Syracuse ’08)

D Eric Martin – Denver Outlaws (Salisbury ’04)

D Ryan McClay – Boston Cannons (Cornell ’03)

LSM Parker McKee – Duke ’10

A Brendan Mundorf – Denver Outlaws (UMBC ’06)

D Shawn Nadelen – Washington Bayhawks (Johns Hopkins ’01)

LSM Nick O’Hara – Toronto Nationals (Duke ’07)

M Stephen Peyser – Long Island Lizards (Johns Hopkins ’08)

D Nicky Polanco – Long Island Lizards (Hofstra ’02)

M Matt Poskay – Boston Cannons (Virginia ’06)

A Ryan Powell – Big Foot LC (Syracuse ’00)

M Paul Rabil – Boston Cannons (Johns Hopkins ’08)

D Jack Reid – Boston Cannons (Massachusetts ’06)

M Max Seibald – Denver Outlaws (Cornell ’09)

M Chris Schiller – Sailin’ Shoe LC (Penn State ’99)

FO Alex Smith – Washington Bayhawks (Delaware ’07)

M Matt Striebel – Chicago Machine (Princeton ’01)

LSM Kyle Sweeney – Boston Cannons (Georgetown ’03)

M Joe Walters – Toronto Nationals (Maryland ’06)

A Drew Westervelt – Denver Outlaws (UMBC ’07)

M Matt Zash – Long Island Lizards (Duke ’06)

D Lee Zink – Denver Outlaws (Maryland ’04)

All 40 players, tabbed by a 14-member player selection committee, advance with an opportunity to compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England from July 10-24, 2010. Team USA will compete in three training weekends during the fall of 2009. After those three weekends, the roster will be cut to the FIL-mandated size of 23 players for the 2010 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England. 

“I want to commend our selection committee in the professionalism and unbelievable insight. It was a very difficult task to get from 84 to 40. Speaking for the coaching staff, I couldn’t be more pleased with the 40 we selected,” said Team USA head coach Mike Pressler. “We have a heck of a group with our 40 now, and that’s our team going into the fall of ’09.” 

There were 84 invitees at tryouts, down from 120 in years past, who competed in two sessions of two games apiece Monday and Tuesday prior to a final session Wednesday morning. 

“Getting it down to 84 made the games more competitive. There were very few games decided by more than a couple of goals,” said Larry Quinn, chair of the player selection committee. “The coaching staff has a really tough decision of getting to the final 23, but it helps to see how they play together.” 

The training team includes eight members of the 2006 U.S. men’s team that finished as runner-up to Canada at the world championship: Ryan Boyle, Kevin Cassese, Kyle Harrison, Nicky Polanco, Ryan Powell, Matt Striebel, Kyle Sweeney and Joe Walters. 

Boyle, Cassese and Striebel were also members of the gold medal-winning 2002 U.S. men’s team.

College Lacrosse Recruiting: Financial Aid Packages Are Broken Down Into Multiple Categories

victorycollegiateconsultingHow are financial aid packages broken down? 

When families receive a financial aid package, it will typically be broken down into the following categories: 

  • Grant
  • Work Study
  • Student Summer Employment
  • Student Assets
  • Loans
  • Student Contribution
  • Parental Contribution
  • Total family Contribution

  Tom Kovic

 Victory Collegiate Consulting




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San Diego High School Girls Lacrosse: 2009 All-CIF San Diego Section Team


Player of the Year–Jackie Candelaria (La Costa Canyon) Sr.

Player of the Year–Jackie Candelaria (La Costa Canyon) Sr.

Player of the Year–Jackie Candelaria (La Costa Canyon) Sr.

  Section champion–La Costa Canyon.

   First team–Roxy Alei (La Costa Canyon) Jr.; Jackie Candelaria (La Costa Canyon); Gina Holslag (Scripps Ranch) Sr.; Melissa Humphrey (Coronado) Sr.; Ashley Inman (Poway) Sr.; Jackie Mills (La Costa Canyon) So.; CoCo O’Brien (Coronado) Jr.; Alanna Parker (Monte Vista) Sr.; Sammy Slattery (Carlsbad) Sr.; Becky Trees (Torrey Pines) Sr.; Anne Morgan Yeatman (Rancho Bernardo) Sr.; Chelsea Yogerst (Torrey Pines) Jr.

  Second team–Taylor Fiehler (Valley Center) Sr.; Alexa Golden (Torrey Pines) Sr.; Michaela Guerrera (Coronado) So.; Jameson Kearney (Bishop’s) Sr.; Kelly McCarthy (Cathedral Catholic) Sr.; Rachael Minarovich (Westview) Jr.; Krista Morgan (Poway) Jr.; Lauren Nardi (Cathedral Catholic) Sr.; Margaret Nettleton (La Jolla) Sr.; Jillian Reidy (Coronado) Sr.; Brooke Smith (Carlsbad) Sr.; Kristen Sondag (La Costa Canyon) Sr.

 Selected by San Diego Section Advisory Committee with input from coaches under the auspices of the San Diego Hall of Champions.


Oregon High School Boys Lacrosse: Oregon Episcopal School Boys Lacrosse Defeats Lincoln 13-11 To Win Oregon State Championship As Level Of Talent And Play Increases

 Oregon Episcopal lacrosseAt one point during the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association final Saturday night, Dennis Sullivan felt as if he was back in his native New Jersey, one of the sport’s hotbeds.
The Oregon Episcopal School boys coach, a former college all-American at Brown who played professionally, reveled in the atmosphere for the game between his team and Lincoln. An overflow crowd of about 3,500 at Lake Oswego High School watched the state’s two top-ranked teams.

“It was unbelievable electricity,” said Sullivan, whose team won 13-11. “It matched any high school game I’ve seen, or been a part of, in all of my coaching career. That goes for playing in the state championship game to coaching in other states. It was a great night of lacrosse.”

The crowd — about 500 more than for last year’s final, according to league commissioner Dale Waagmeester — reflects the growing interest in the sport. Waagmeester said the back-to-back semifinal games at Lake Oswego on June 3 attracted about 5,700.

“It was an exceptional final four,” Waagmeester said. “The final game was just absolutely standing room only. The best part of it was the fans were so well-mannered. It was a great example of high school sport.”

After four consecutive runner-up finishes — and losing in the final by one goal the past three years, including 6-5 to Lincoln in 2008 — OES won its first title since 2004. It was the third win over Lincoln (19-5) this season for the Aardvarks, who started the year ranked No. 1 and finished 20-0.

“It’s really tough to lose your last game, and I don’t think our seniors wanted to end their senior year with that feeling,” Sullivan said. “They did everything in their power, and they did it the right way. It’s really a selfless team.”

Junior Peter Williams and freshman Trevor Garner scored three goals each, senior Michael Gale had two goals and two assists, and senior goalkeeper Andrew Parker had 23 saves for OES, which broke open the game with seven goals in the third quarter.

Sullivan — who has coached at OES for six seasons, the past two as head coach — said the caliber of play continues to improve in Oregon.

Lincoln seniors Peter Baum and Andy Fish landed Division I scholarships to Colgate (N.Y.) and Albany (N.Y.), respectively, and teammate Danny Metcalf plans to walk on at Division I Vermont. Three Aardvarks are headed to Division III programs: Gale (Bowdoin, Maine), Sam Baker (Kenyon, Ohio) and Torben Noto (Bates, Maine).

“I’ve talked to college coaches, and they know they’ve got to start coming out to Oregon,” Sullivan said, “because the kids that are coming out of the state are great athletes, and they also can play the game. They have talent and have access to great coaches.”

The 45-team OHSLA added four junior varsity programs this season at Canby, Newberg, Mountain View and West Albany. Waagmeester said he expects Canby and Newberg to field varsity teams in 2010.

“When I was growing up in New Jersey, I feel like it was a lot like where Oregon is now,” said Sullivan, who graduated from high school in 1992. “Oregon’s doing a great job of growing the game.”

Lincoln coach Will Harris said the future of Oregon lacrosse is bright.

“The real surge is coming from third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade,” Harris said. “You have yet to see the swell of interest that’s being generated.”



San Diego High School Boys Lacrosse: 2009 All-North County Boys Lacrosse Team

North County Conference   


Player of the Year– T.C. Whaley (LCC).

Player of the Year– T.C. Whaley (LCC).

Team champion–La Costa Canyon.

T.C. Whaley (La Costa Canyon); Spencer Peterson (La Costa Canyon); Cameron Revere (La Costa Canyon); Kyle Scozzafava (Poway); Jonathan Sharp (Rancho Bernardo); Taylor Graves (Carlsbad); Tyler Ekroth (Rancho Bernardo); Hap Knowles (Torrey Pines); Austin Bokmeyer (Rancho Bernardo); Timmy Andrews (La Costa Canyon); Eric Sanschagrin (La Costa Canyon).   


Zach Weaver (Rancho Bernardo); David Darling (Mt. Carmel); Ryan Heidrich (Rancho Bernardo); Imari Davis (San Marcos); Branden Butler (Torrey Pines); Steven Bogart (La Costa Canyon); Mitch Mathai (San Marcos); Sean Doyle (Torrey Pines); Josh Sturges (Carlsbad); Alex Pardieu (La Costa Canyon); Jacob May (San Marcos).   

San Diego High School Boys Lacrosse: 2009 All-Coastal Boys Lacrosse Team



Player of the Year–Hayden Schuette (SFC)


Team Champion–Bishop's School

Team Champion–Bishop's School


Hayden Schuette (Santa Fe Christian) Sr.; Trevor Gudim (Bishop’s) Sr.; Michael Avery (Francis Parker) Sr.; Mike D. Jensen (Bishop’s) Sr.; Mike P. Jensen (Bishop’s) Sr.; Eric Crispen (Francis Parker) Sr.; Max Greenspan (Bishop’s) Sr.; Nick Eggemeyer (Bishop’s) Sr.; Matt Kenyon (Santa Fe Christian) Sr.; Tommy Mallon (Santa Fe Christian) Sr.; Jack Kelly (Bishop’s) Sr.   

Second team

Zach Negroni (Bishop’s) Jr.; Eric Cook (San Dieguito) Sr.; Jason McCallum (La Jolla Country Day) Jr.; Kurt Leudtke (Santa Fe Christian) Jr.; Keaton Giannotti (Santa Fe Christian) Jr.; Tyler Reed (Francis Parker) Sr.; Jeremy Paluch (Francis Parker) Sr.; Jon Haeling (Bishop’s) Jr.; Tem Turner (Francis Parker) Sr.; Riley Brokaw (San Dieguito) Sr.; Jackson DuPont (Santa Fe Christian) Jr.