Daily Archives: May 21, 2010

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Army Men’s Lacrosse Victory Over Defending Champion Syracuse Demonstrates The Power Of “Patience And Poise”

“We never go on the field saying, ‘We’re going to give them a heck of a fight,’ or ‘We’re going to play our best,’ ” he said, adding: “You’re not going to go into Afghanistan saying ‘I hope I do all right.’ That’s life or death, not win or lose, but what makes you think the way you approach a lacrosse game should be different than the way you approach a training exercise or when you actually go to war?”

“…anyone can seize a fortress. You just slam it with everything you’ve got. But what it takes to win a campaign is patience and time.’ Like this hammering the rock thing. It’s patience, and it’s time, and it’s poise.”

Since the tournament began in 1971, Syracuse has been the champion 10 times, more than any school. Army has never reached the finals and had a 3-15 tournament record. Syracuse had won 14 of the teams’ last 15 meetings. Army’s victory was described as the biggest upset in college lacrosse history. (Picture of Junior Rob McCallion courtesy of Army Athletic Communications)

For more:   http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/20/nyregion/20towns.html?src=me

Colorado High School Boys Lacrosse Championship: Regis Jesuit Boys Lacrosse (12-6) Defeated #1 Arapahoe 4-3 In Overtime And Will Face #2 Cherry Creek (16-2) In Finals May 22

Regis Jesuit has never won a title. Cherry Creek has won three, second only to Kent Denver.

This game will come down to Regis’ ability to slow Cherry Creek’s offense and limit its possessions.

When Marcus Walker lifted Regis Jesuit over top-ranked Arapahoe in the third overtime and into the boys lacrosse title game last night, it set up a rematch with Cherry Creek — 8-5 winners over Kent Denver.

The Raiders had a rough go of it at the season’s start — 0-4, to be exact. Maybe that’s why Regis, our preseason No. 1, dropped off everyone’s radar. Maybe that’s why the seeding committee only placed Regis as the No. 5 seed entering the playoffs.

Here’s the important part, though: Since that start, Regis is 12-2, with those losses coming to Arapahoe and … Cherry Creek.

The best news for Cherry Creek out of its earlier win is that the Bruins did so without any offensive contribution from Henri Halle, their top scorer with 22 goals. The bad news is that means Regis has already shut him down once.

Still, Creek has such a balanced offense — nine different players have at least 11 goals — that there are plenty of others who can be a factor offensively.


Washington State High School Lacrosse: 2010 US Lacrosse All-America Lacrosse Team Announced

The Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse announced today that seven high school student-athletes from the state have been named to the 2010 US Lacrosse High School All-America Team.

Among the boys and girls to receive the honor are seniors Jonathan Wettack of Mercer Island High School, Brett Mennella of Bellevue High School, Taylor Wisman of Inglemoor High School and junior Jaclyn Biggers of Bainbridge High School. Lakeside senior Sarah Pollnow and Glacier Peak High School junior Meaghan Hess received Honorable Mention.

Position Name Year School (Team, if different from school)

Midfield Taylor Wisman Sr. Inglemoor High School (Northshore)

Midfield Jonathan Wettack Sr. Mercer Island High School

Attack Brett Mennella Sr. Bellevue High School

Midfield Jaclyn Biggers Jr. Bainbridge High School

Midfield Sylvia Warren Sr. Lakeside School

Honorable Mention

Position Name Year School

Attack  Meaghan Hess Jr. Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish)

Attack Sarah Pollnow Sr. Lakeside School

For more:   http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsportsblog/


Best Of Maryland High School Boys Lacrosse: Landon Boys Lacrosse Capped An Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) Championship Year With A 9-8 Victory Over Georgetown Prep (Video)

Highlights from Landon’s 2010 season. Congratulations to Coach Bordley, his coaches, and all the players. Great season.

Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association: Casa Grande Boys Lacrosse Team (18-2) Captured Varsity Championship With 10-6 Victory Over Santa Rosa

The Casa Grande lacrosse team completed a three- game playoff streak to win the 2010 Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association varsity championship.

The NorCal-SoCal state club championships will be played on Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 at Novato High School. The teams from Southern California will be determined this coming weekend. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

 The wins put Casa’s season record at 18-2 going into the state championships on Memorial Day weekend.

Date Opponent Result
2/27 STOCKTON   W, 19-0
2/28 at Santa Rosa   W, 10-5
3/06 FOLSOM UNITED   W, 15-4
3/07 HIGH SIERRA-RENO   W, 19-1
3/13 at Napa   W, 12-3
3/14 CHICO   W, 12-5
3/20 SANTA ROSA   W, 14-5
3/28 RANCHO COTATI   W, 16-5
4/02 at Petaluma   W, 13-5
4/10 vs. Bountiful   L,  9-6
4/11 at Timberline   L,  9-6
4/14 NAPA   W, 18-3
4/21 at Rancho Cotati   W, 15-3
4/24 at South Valley   W, 9-3
4/25 at San Jose   W, 11-3
4/30 PETALUMA   W, 16-4
5/02 PLEASANT GROVE   W, 12-0
5/08 ORANGEVALE   W, 15-2
5/14 GOLD COUNTRY   W, 11-4
5/16 vs. Santa Rosa   W, 10-6
Coach: Ben Hewitt

For more:   http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20100520/COMMUNITY/100529961?p=1&tc=pg