Daily Archives: January 21, 2010

Northern California Boys Club Lacrosse: “Team Talon” Boys Lacrosse Uses “Skilled And Fast Brand Of Lacrosse” To Capture 2010 Adrenaline Challenge U-15 Championship

Team Talon, 2010 Adrenaline Challenge U-15 Champion

Saturday, January 17
Talon 14-0 over Austin, Texas
Talon 13-3 over Washington South Sound
Talon 15-4 over SoCal Lacrosse
Talon 15-3 over Vancouver Seaspray
Sunday, January 18
Talon 14-1 over Vancouver Seaspray
Talon 11-5 over Burnaby Mountain
Championship game:  Talon 9-4 over RC Silver

Team Talon is a deep, athletic and very unselfish NorCal-based team that plays a very attractive, skilled and fast brand of lacrosse, while honoring the game with unselfish play and focus on teamwork and sportsmanship.  The middies are all skilled, strong and fast and the attack is skilled, smart and diverse.  Over 75% of Talon’s goals in the tournament were assisted.  The scoring was spread out over the group and different players had multiple goal games throughout the tournament.  The defense is strong and aggressive and presses out hard on the perimeter.  Team Talon also recently won the Palm Desert Thanksgiving tournament.


Joe Lang (#10)
Kodiak Adams (#5)
Sean Mayle (#19)
Austin Colvin (#23)
Brian White (#17)
Hunter Hedegaard (#12)


Joe Rodrigues (#2)
Frankie Hattler (#9)
Chris Hill (#4)

Duncan Hoskinson (#16)
Rick Emerson (#44)


Cole Steigerwald (#24)
James Harrison (#15)
Aran Roberts (#7)
Doug Strazza (#8)
Liam Bourke (#1)

Casey Longaker (#25)
Cyrus Scott (#20)


College Women’s Lacrosse Profile: Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Middie Caitlyn McFadden Is Lacrosse Magazine’s Preseason Player Of The Year (Video)

Lacrosse Magazine catches up with Maryland midfielder Caitlyn McFadden, LM’s Division I Women’s Preseason Player of the Year, at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore. McFadden, a senior, talks about her experience as a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. World Cup team and how that translates to success for the Terps in 2010.
IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year…ACC Player of the Year…ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player…ACC Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year…Tewaaraton Trophy finalist…Honda Sports Award finalist…First Team All-American…First Team Regional All-American…WomensLacrosse.com Midfielder of the Year…won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. National Team in the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague… the heart and soul of Maryland’s youth-laden squad in 2009…led the Terps with 86 points on 54 goals and 32 assists…tallied at least one goal in every game during Maryland’s 21-game winning streak and recorded at least a point in every match in 2009…put Maryland on her back in the ACC championship game versus Duke, scoring four late goals to help the Terps to the title…scored a career-high seven goals versus UMass (2/21)…scored three or more goals eight times, including four goals in Maryland’s NCAA quarterfinal win against Syracuse (5/16)…tallied five or more points on six separate occasions…recorded six points on one goal and five assists at James Madison (3/27)…netted three goals and added three assists versus New Hampshire (3/15)…netted four goals and tacked on a pair of assists in Maryland’s regular season finale against Princeton (5/2)…the captain paced Maryland in caused turnovers with 22 and was third on the squad in groundballs (30) and draw controls (37).

Texas College Men’s Lacrosse: Sam Houston State Men’s Lacrosse (MCLA Div. II) 2010 Schedule Has Tough MCLA Division I Opponents In Baylor, Oklahoma, Rice, Texas Tech And Texas A&M

The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association ranked Sam Houston State’s lacrosse team at number 16 in the Adidas Top 23 poll.

The Bearkats begin the 2010 season on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. against Baylor University at Pritchett Field. Head coach Joe Fritts has high expectations and is happy with the team’s place in the poll.

Date Opponent Result
2/20 BAYLOR 1:00 pm
2/21 OKLAHOMA 11:00 am
2/27 at Centenary (LA) 4:00 pm
3/06 AUSTIN 2:00 pm
3/08 KENNESAW STATE 6:30 pm
3/10 RICE 7:00 pm
3/27 vs. Trinity (TX) 4:00 pm
3/28 at Texas Tech 1:00 pm
3/31 TEXAS A&M 7:00 pm
4/10 at St. Edward’s 1:00 pm
4/11 at Texas – San Antonio 11:00 am
4/17 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 1:00 pm
Coach: Joe Fritts

“It’s big for the kids, big for the school and the program which is going through yearly transformations,” Fritts said in a statement released on the team’s website. “I’ve never taken preseason polls too serious but then again, I’ve never been a part of an organization that received a national ranking. It’s exciting.”

In 1980, Fritts, who at the time was a freshman at Sam Houston State, petitioned the university to form its first lacrosse program. He served as coach along with Patrick Levantino and built a winning tradition during the 80s.

In 1984, Sam Houston played in its second consecutive championship of the Southwest Lacrosse Association (now LSA). The Bearkats returned to the championship in 1986 but they were defeated by Texas Tech for the third straight time.

Sam Houston finished last season as Division II Champions when they defeated Centenary College at Texas A&M. Coach Fritts returned to the team this past fall to bring the winning attitude back to the program.

This season is anticipated to be more exciting as the Kats plan to capture a Conference Championship. Sam Houston will go against five opponents from the MCLA Division I bracket; Baylor, Oklahoma, Rice, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

“We definitely have our hands full with this schedule,” Fritts said. “Tough back to back games and some high level games with just a few days off. It’s going to be challenging but well worth it. We’re going to learn a lot about what kind of talent we do or don’t have, and most importantly what kind of character this team is made of.”

To learn more about the club lacrosse program visit shsulacrosse.com.


San Diego High School Boys Lacrosse Profile: La Costa Canyon Middie Alex Pardieu (Sr., 5’10”, 165 Lbs) (Video)

La Costa Canyon Lacrosse middie Alex Pardieu.