Daily Archives: October 25, 2009

Colorado Lacrosse Showcase: Major League Lacrosse Denver Outlaws Defeat University Of Denver 15-13

denver lacrosseAfter leading for the first three quarters, the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team gave up three fourth quarter goals to the Denver Outlaws, losing the inaugural Colorado Lacrosse Showcase 15-13 on Saturday afternoon at the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

Junior Todd Baxter (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and sophomore Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario) each had a hat trick and an assist in the contest, while sophomore Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) scored two goals with five assists. 

Senior Charley Dickenson (Dallas, Texas) and junior Andrew Lay (Denver, Colo.) also tallied a goaldenver outlaws lacrosse and an assist a piece, while freshman Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ky.), sophomore Patrick Rogers (Portland, Ore.) and senior Deke Jackson (Boise, Idaho) each scored one goal.

“If you had told me coming into this game that we would only lose by two to the Denver Outlaws, I would have been happy, but of course with the way that we played today we were disappointed with the loss,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “I am so proud of the way our guys performed and with the way they answered to the pressure of playing against one of the best professional lacrosse teams.”

Drew Westervelt led the Outlaws with seven goals and Brendan Mundorf added three goals and an assist, while Lou Braun, Shane Koppens, Dan Hardy, Jeff Sonke and Matt Brown all found the back of the net as well.

Serving as the defensive coach during the first two periods of action, Brown then came out of the intermission dressed in his No. 16 Outlaws jersey, providing fresh legs and a another scoring option.

The Pioneers will enter the Carrier Dome on Friday, Feb. 19 to face an Orange team that posted a 16-2 overall record last season and a dramatic 10-9 come-from-behind win in overtime against Cornell at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., to capture the program’s 11th National Championship.

High School Lacrosse Recruiting Profile: Los Gatos (CA) High School Boys Lacrosse Defenseman Eli Burnham Is A Scholarship-Athlete Playing At NCAA Div. III Birmingham-Southern Lacrosse (AL)

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Eli Burnham was the defensive MVP at Birmingham-Southern last spring

(From Los Gatos Observer Article) Graduating from Los Gatos High School before lacrosse became a sanctioned high school sport did not slow Eli Burnham down.

BirminghamSouthern LacrosseAfter playing all through high school for the West Valley Red Hawks lacrosse club, Burnham now plays lacrosse at Division III Birmingham-Southern in Alabama, which added lacrosse as a varsity sport last spring.

Burnham, a defenseman, was one of only nine players to play in all 15 games for the Panthers last spring, starting 11. He scored a goal and had three assists while his team posted a respectable 6-9 record in its inaugural season. Burnham was named the team’s most-valuable defensive player.

In high school, Burnham was captain of the Red Hawks, who posted a 44-2 record during his three years of varsity play and won the California Varsity Club Lacrosse Championship in 2008.

He was also named an Academic All-American by US Lacrosse, the national governing body of Lacrosse. While with the Red Hawks, he earned a spot as a starter on the Northern California All-Star Team traveling to compete at the University of Denver recruiting camp as well as the U-17 Vail tournament.

Burnham’s academic achievements at Los Gatos High School more than qualified him for the honor of Academic All-American. He took four AP classes as a junior and five AP classes as a senior. Burnham scored a combined 2310 on his SAT and had a 4.38 cumulative GPA.

Burnham took part in a scholarship competition at Birmingham-Southern and finished in the top 2 out of 185 applicants. He was awarded the “Thomas E. Jernigan Honor Scholarship,” a full academic scholarship for four years, and he is one of 35 students who were accepted into the college’s Honors Program.


College Lacrosse Profile: Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Defenseman Ken Clausen Interviewed On Need For UVA To Get Tougher In 2010 (Video)

On the heels of consecutive final four exits, UVA is looking to get tougher in 2010. Defenseman Ken Clausen will be a big part of that plan.