Daily Archives: January 18, 2010

Southern California Boys Club Lacrosse: Beach Head Lacrosse Club Aims To Train And Compete At The Highest Level In Los Angeles Area

Beachhead Lacrosse is committed to providing the most comprehensive lacrosse training around. In addition to teaching and refining skills, we will focus on conditioning, agilities and strength training. We have some of the best coaches around, which include College Coaches, High School Coaches, Professional Players, College Players and High School All Americans. Lacrosse is the fastest growing high school sport in the country and we are dedicated to putting LA Lacrosse on the map. Our philosophy is simple, start with a strong foundation and build upon it. As players progress they will see marked improvement in their stick skills, field vision and foot work. That coupled with a strong staff to player ratio ensures that each player will receive the attention he needs.


Beach Head Lacrosse Club attacker Mike Marchand (Los Alamitos H.S.) is defended by Orange Crush defensemen Cole Sutliff (At right, Foothill H.S.) and Connor Cummins (#9, Foothill H.S.) in lacrosse scrimmage action Sunday, January 17, 2010. Photo by LaxBuzz

Beach Head Lacrosse Club 2010

Lane Jaffe – PV Head Coach 2007- present, UCLA head coach 2004-2007, former Rutgers University Goalie

Brian Dorry – PV JV Head Coach 2007-present, former Cortland State Defenseman

Marissa Hewitt – PV Girls Head Coach 2005-present, former Brown University player

Jimmy Borel – Assistant PV Coach, former University of Maryland Midfielder, current Denver Outlaws Midfielder

Charlie Garnsey – Syracuse University, PV middle school lacrosse director

Nolan Semel – Current Bryant College Midfielder, High School All American 2008

Sammy Romer – Current Stanford University Attackman

Zach Rice – Former Middlebury College Midfielder

California College Women’s Lacrosse: Cal Berkeley Women’s Lacrosse Ranked #3 In Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coaches’ Poll Behind Stanford And Oregon

The California lacrosse team garnered third place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coaches’ Poll, the league office announced Friday. The Golden Bears claimed 26 points and one first-place vote to rank behind defending MPSF champion Stanford (36 points, 6 first-place votes) at No. 1 and Oregon (27 points, 0 first-place votes) at No. 2 in the seven-team poll.

Denver at No. 4 (25 points), UC Davis at No. 5 (16), Saint Mary’s at No. 6 (11) and Fresno State at No. 7 (6) rounded out the rankings.

In 2009, Cal produced an 8-11 record and tied for second in the regular-season MPSF standings with a 4-2 record. Cal reached the conference final, falling to the rival Cardinal.

Two of the three Cal players – senior defender DennaFaye Herald and senior midfielder Alex Tickner – who earned spots on the All-MPSF team last year are back in 2010. Tickner, who was Cal’s second-leading scorer with 40 points in 2009, led the Bears in goals with 35 last year. She also grabbed 23 ground balls and 25 draw controls as a junior. Herald, a steady defender, started a career-high 18 games and claimed a spot on the MPSF All-Tournament team as a junior.

Cal head coach Theresa Sherry made one change to her coaching staff from last year, bringing on former Virginia All-American and U.S. national team player Nikki Lieb as an assistant. Lieb joins Sherry and fellow assistant coach Julia Southard, who is in her third year, on Cal’s staff. Sherry,
who served as a Cal assistant coach in 2007, is in her third year as the Bears’ head coach.

The Golden Bears will open their 2009 season against UC Davis at 1 p.m. on Feb. 20 in Davis, Calif.


Lacrosse Manufacturer Interview: Easton-Bell Sports Purchased Talon Lacrosse To Bring Its “Protect And Perform” Products To Rapidly Expanding Lacrosse Equipment Market


Q: Why did Easton-Bell Sports acquire Talon Lacrosse?

Lacrosse is a growth sport and one of the few in which Easton was not involved prior to the Talon acquisition. Entering the lacrosse equipment market is a natural extension for Easton, as it designs and develops leading innovative “protect and perform” products under well known brands such as Easton hockey, Easton baseball, Bell cycling helmets, Giro cycling and snow action helmets, Riddell football and Blackburn cycling.

Easton acquired Talon for its knowledge of lacrosse industry and passion for the game. Combined with Easton’s R&D resources and distribution channels, Talon provides a solid foundation for Easton’s entrance into the lacrosse equipment market. The new lacrosse division will leverage Easton’s innovative design, materials and technology to develop authentic, innovative and high performance lacrosse equipment that emphasizes the tradition and core values of lacrosse.

Q: What will be the name of the new lacrosse division?

The division will be called Easton Lacrosse.

Q: Where will the new division be located?

The new Easton Lacrosse division will be located in Scotts Valley, California, which is south of San Francisco near San Jose, where Easton-Bell Sports has also established a new Helmet Technology Center serving all sports.

Q: Who will be involved in building the Easton Lacrosse product line?

The Talon founders (Doug Appleton, Cort Kim and Blake Kim) and designer Andrew Szurley will all have strategic roles with Easton Lacrosse, including design, operations and sales. Doug Appleton will be the general manager. We will be working closely with the entire Easton-Bell Sports R&D department, similar to the way Easton Hockey and Baseball have drawn on the expertise of Giro and Riddell in developing the industry-defining Stealth Grip and Z-Shock helmets. We plan to combine Talon’s knowledge and expertise of the lacrosse market with that of Easton-Bell Sports entire family of brands.

Q: What types of products will Easton Lacrosse bring to market?

Easton Lacrosse expects to develop a full line of innovative and high performance lacrosse equipment and accessories.

Q: What will happen to Talon’s name and products?
The current plan is to continue with selected Talon products as a sub-brand of Easton Lacrosse, and develop new product under the Easton brand name. We are in the process of integrating the two companies and will be reviewing our product plans and finalizing our strategy.

Q: When will Easton Lacrosse products be introduced to the market?

We expect to begin introducing Easton Lacrosse equipment in time for the 2011 season. We just completed the acquisition of Talon and are working on integrating our operations. The next phase will be a product review and development of new products.

Q: How do you think the lacrosse community will view Easton’s entrance into lacrosse?

We think it will be well received by consumers who are familiar with Easton-Bell products. Easton-Bell Sports is known for designing and producing innovative, high performance “protect and perform” sports equipment. We are a market leader in every sport for which we design and develop equipment, including well-known brands such as Easton hockey, Easton baseball, Bell cycling helmets, Giro cycling and snow action helmets, Riddell football and Blackburn cycling accessories. We are looking forward to bringing those same qualities to the lacrosse market.

Q: What will be the impact of Easton Lacrosse on the lacrosse industry?
Easton-Bell Sports is a leading competitor in every sport in which it is involved, and the Easton Lacrosse division will strive to become a leader and premier brand in the lacrosse market as well. We believe this will result in more competition to produce high quality lacrosse equipment.