Daily Archives: July 22, 2009

Southern California Club Lacrosse: Starz Lacrosse Cup Championship Series Enters Last Weekend Of Play Before Playoffs

starz lacrosseStarz Cup playoffs are on the near horizon now as we continue through the end of July. With most divisions having played out four jamborees, the Starz Cup playoff seedings have become clear in both brackets.

    In the North, intense Middle School play highlighted the South Lake fields this past weekend. Olympian 7’s faced a formidable OC Starz 8’s squad  for the first time this season, ending in a 7-7 stalemate. The future seems bright for Orange County lacrosse, as the Breakerz and SC Starz Silver also went undefeated on Sunday. In High School play, the Gryphons and Laxmen continued to roll, winning out their final jamboree. 101 Starz remains to be a Youth powerhouse in the division, tallying 16 goals over the weekend and retaining their top spot in Starz Cup standings.

       Down in Ocean Beach, the Laxdawgs Royal High School team top-seed honors in Starz Cup playoffs. RC Starz also posted an impressive outing at Robb Field as RC Silver and Carolina each went 2-0 on the day. Amongst the Middle School competition, RC Carolina caps off an impressive season winning out, as they jump ahead of their RC Silver counterparts in Cup standings. In the Southern Youth bracket, team Relentless remains perfect on the season, while the SD Shredderz and RC Silver also remain high in Cup Standings. Olympian O’ Rourke jumps to the #2 spot in our Mini Coaches poll this week after beating RC Starz in a head-to-head matchup.

       Below you will find the current coaches poll for the 2009 Summer Starz Cup. Starz Cup playoff seedings have been posted for all divisions except for Elite. Please check out some great Elite competition this weekend, as they battle it out in their final summer jamboree, with playoff seedings on the line. Also, come out and support your local Mini, and Middle School teams as they battle for a Starz Cup Championship!

Boys Elite

1. South Bay   Group Shot for Lessons
2T. 101 Starz
2T. OC Black
2T. Laxdawgs Brown
6T. SD Pride
6T. Quad Cities

College Lacrosse Recruiting: The First Impression With A Coach Is Very Important For Lacrosse Student-Athletes

What roadblocks should I avoid in communicating with coaches? 


First impressions are remembered well and I would make every effort to prepare well and with confidence for your first encounter with the coach. You are trying to accomplish two important tasks with the initial contact: Get on the radar screen and plant the seed that will hopefully grow into a lasting relationship.

 Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today! Make a proactive effort in contacting the coach by phone or e-mail and stick with it. Like anything else, you will begin to develop a regular routine of proactive communication and thereby reach a comfort level that may have been missing before.

  Tom Kovic

High School Boys Lacrosse: FCA National High School Boys Lacrosse Team To Play In North American Cup Championship at the University of Toronto On August 1-2

fca lacrosseON ATTACK

Brandon Benn (Orangeville, ON – Culver Military Academy ’10)
Jimmy Bitter (Stowe, VT – Deerfield Academy ’11)
Joey Sankey (Warminster, PA – Penn Charter ’11)
Matt Zacaroli (Ridgewood, NJ – Ridgewood ’10)


Drew Belinsky (Manhasset, NY – Manhasset ’10)
Derek Kehoe (Black River, NY – Carthage Central ’11)
David Kelly (Timonium, MD – Calvert Hall ’10)
Frankie Kelly (Lutherville, MD – Calvert Hall ’10)
Mike Messina (Webster, NY – Aquinas Institute ’11)
Adam Narwicz (Columbus, OH – Upper Arlington ’11)
Tony Rossi (Timonium, MD – Calvert Hall ’10)


Ralph D’Agostino (High Bridge, NY – Immaculata ’11)
Gary Davies (Orchard Park, NY – Orchard Park ’10)
Ryan Everson (Green Field, WI – Culver Military Academy ‘10)
Adam Fingar (Canandaigua, NY – Canandaigua Academy ’10)
Bret Newman (Fort Collins, CO – Fort Collins ‘10)
Giancarlo Sangiacomo (San Francisco, CA – St Ignatius College Prep ’10)


Austin Geisler (Fredericksburg, VA – St. Anne’s-Belfield ’10)
Nick King (Canandaigua, NY – Canandaigua Academy ’10)

FCA Lacrosse, part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), is excited to introduce the 2009 FCA National High School Team. The FCA NHS Team was compiled from players who participated in adidas National Lacrosse Classic regional tryouts that were held at 20 different sites across the country. The FCA NHS team consists of players from California, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.