Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

California High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting Profile: St. Ignatius Prep Defenseman Kevin Downs Attending Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)


St. Ignatius Prep Defenseman Kevin Downs will be playing for NCAA Div. I Mount St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse in 2009-2010 season. Photo by LaxBuzz.

St. Ignatius Prep Defenseman Kevin Downs will be playing for NCAA Div. I Mount St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse in 2009-2010 season. Photo by LaxBuzz.

Kevin Downs is a new freshman member of Mount St. Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, Maryland) lacrosse team as a Defenseman.

High School Career:  

2006 – 2009: St. Ignatius College Prep (San Francisco)

3 year letterman Varsity Lacrosse, Starting defenseman Jr. and Sr. year

Team Captain Sr. year

2009 US Lacrosse All-American

2009 LaxPower All-Western Region Team

Senior stats: 50 ground balls, 37 turnovers

2 year letterman Varsity Football, Team Captain Sr. year, Linebacker/Defensive End  

2001 – 2006: Played 4th thru 8th grade for Southern Marin Lacrosse Club, U-13 All-Star defense
 
Personal stats:    5-10 / 210 lbs., 40 yd: 5.1, Bench: 255, Squat: 375, Dead Lift: 400
Comments regarding recruiting process: 
Although west coast players are starting to be noticed and recruited by east coast dominant collegiate lacrosse, many Div. 1 programs simply don’t travel out west to recruit.  You need to actively market yourself with not only a highlight DVD, but a full game DVD of your best performance against a tough opponent.  Get an idea of what schools would be a good fit academically, socially, and athletically, then find out what camps their coaches will be attending.  Most coaches are very accommodating on the phone. Camps are usually the only way a west coast player will be seen on the field.  If considering Div. 2 or 3, there are many more possiblities, and therefore more coaches who do come out west.
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 2009 Mount Men’s Lacrosse   
  • Location Emmitsburg, Md. 21727
  • Enrollment 1,528
  • Founded 1808
  • Nicknames Mountaineers, The Mount
  • Colors Blue and White
  • Home Field Waldron Family Stadium
  • Capacity (Surface) 1,000 (Field Turf)
  • NCAA Division I
  • Conference Northeast Conference (NEC)
  • President Dr. Thomas H. Powell
  • Director of Athletics Lynne Phelan Robinson

2010 SCHEDULE:

  
Tue, Feb 23  Virginia Emmitsburg, Md.   3:00 p.m.    
  Tue, Mar 02  Jacksonville at Jacksonville, Fla   7:00 p.m.    
  Tue, Mar 16  Robert Morris at Moon Township, Pa   3:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Mar 20  Canisius * Emmitsburg, Md   1:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Mar 27  Wagner * at Staten Island, NY   1:00 p.m.    
  Tue, Mar 30  Georgetown at Washington, DC   4:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Apr 03  Lafayette at Easton, Pa   1:00 p.m.    
  Wed, Apr 07  Sacred Heart Emmitsburg, Md   7:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Apr 10  Detroit Mercy * at Detroit, Mich   1:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Apr 17  Manhattan * Emmitsburg, Md   1:00 p.m.    
  Wed, Apr 21  Saint Joseph’s * at Philadelphia, Pa   7:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Apr 24  Siena * Emmitsburg, Md   1:00 p.m.    
  Wed, Apr 28  VMI * Emmitsburg, Md   4:00 p.m.    
  Sat, May 01  Marist * at Poughkeepsie, NY   1:00 p.m.    
  Fri, May 07  MAAC Semifinals * at Poughkeepsie, NY   TBA    
  Sun, May 09  MAAC Championship * at Poughkeepsie, NY   TBA    
* Conference Games

College Men’s Lacrosse: Utah Men’s Lacrosse Begins 2009-2010 Season With New Head Craig Morris Implementing More Structured Offense


Utah Ute lacrosseIt’s only fall, but for the Utah lacrosse team, it is never too early to start practicing.

Utah Lacrosse

Although the Utes would have liked to finish with a better record last year, they are a part of one of the toughest conferences in Division-1 lacrosse and, according to Morris, had one of the toughest schedules in the nation.

The players practice three times a week and during the fall, theyUtah Logo participate in several scrimmages to prepare for their spring season.

“It’s a warm-up for the season,” said captain Jake Vadeboncoeur. “It helps get all the new kids on the same page and helps everybody get introduced to what we are going to be doing in the spring.”

Fall practices and scrimmages give the Utes a chance to come together as a team and build chemistry before the season starts.

“We get to scrimmage a lot, so the freshmen and the younger guys get a lot of experience,” Nick Merrell said. “It’s nice to get everyone together as we start to build a team. It’s pretty important.”

According to Vadeboncoeur, last season was below average for the Utes. They implemented an entirely new coaching staff and learned to adjust to the new, more structured style of play that new head coach Craig Morris wanted to enforce.

“Last year, the (coaching staff) transition was harsh,” Vadeboncoeur said. “ We lost a lot of key games that we should have won.”

The first year with a new coaching staff is difficult in any sport, and the Utes handled the change as well as they could.

“We (as coaches) had a successful first year,” Morris said. “We accomplished a lot of what we wanted to do, which was to change the culture of the program, to bring in our systems, and to move things in a forward direction.”

Last year, Utah finished below .500 with a 6-8 record, losing key games against conference teams BYU and University of Colorado. The Utes finished fourth out of six teams in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference with only two conference wins.

Although the Utes would have liked to finish with a better record last year, they are a part of one of the toughest conferences in Division-1 lacrosse and, according to Morris, had one of the toughest schedules in the nation.

“Last year was a tough schedule, and we dropped one or two games that we should have won,” Pat Guinn said. “We played a lot of teams that were in the top 15, and we didn’t have a lot of games that were easy wins.”

Last year, the Utes lost eight key senior players and this year, they will have to fill the void they left behind.

“We lost a great senior class, there is no question about that,” Morris said. “Certainly our players have to step up and fill those roles.”

This season, Utah is looking to take its players and form a strong team for the spring. The Utes know it is possible to break into the top 25 again this season and a trip to the national tournament is a feasible goal.

“We‘ll have to be ranked in the top 16 to earn a trip to the national tournament and that is certainly one of our goals as we look forward to the season,” Morris said. “We are going to have to win some tough ball games in conference to make that happen.”

The team will have its first test Friday as it plays in its first scrimmage against Utah Valley University.

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/sports/lacrosse-gets-started-with-early-practice-1.1909500

Lacrosse Music Tour: “LXM PRO Tour” To Hold Inaugural Event “LXM-949” On November 21 In Southern California, Featuring “Fusion Of Lacrosse And Music”


LXM Pro Tour

The LXM Pro Tour kicks off with its inaugural event – “LXM 949” – this Fall, in Southern California.

Santa Ana Municipal Stadium is the site for the inaugural event of the LXM PRO Tour. The event will be a unique fusion of Lacrosse and Music – the first of its kind in the history of both Lacrosse and Music. This is a can’t miss event for outdoor entertainment lovers!

Future LXM events will roll out in lacrosse-rich areas in the coming months. The tentative schedule includes:

Winter 2009 – Spring 2010:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • San Diego, California

http://www.lxmpro.com/index.shtml

Best Of Connecticut High School Boys Lacrosse: Darien Boys Lacrosse Defeated Wilton 17-11 For 2009 Connecticut Division M Title (Video)


The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships in Norwalk, CT, where Darien topped Wilton 17-11 for the Division M title.