Daily Archives: June 15, 2010

Colorado Lacrosse Camps: “Longs Peak Lacrosse Club Camp” Stages Inaugural High School Lacrosse Camp On June 28-30 In Fort Collins

Greg Rushing and Henry Miketa spent a portion of last summer scratching their heads and asking why there never was a high-skilled lacrosse camp in Fort Collins that they could attend in the summer while they were in high school.

So the two former Fort Collins Unified high school standouts decided to put a camp together that local high school lacrosse players could attend.

Longs Peak Lacrosse Club Camp (Click Here for Info)

“We just kind of came to the consensus last summer that there were no camps to go to in Fort Collins while we were in high school,” Rushing said. “If we wanted to hit one up, we had to go to Denver or out of state. We just really wanted to bring in an affordable and educational camp to Fort Collins.”

The duo may have done just that with creation of the Longs Peak Lacrosse Club camp. The three-day camp that’s open to incoming high school freshmen to seniors will run from June 28-30 at Harmony Park.

For more:   http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100615/SPORTS/6150332/Pair-of-former-Vipers-players-starting-high-school-lacrosse-camp

2010 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournament Features A 235 Player Field From 20 States

Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour, Inc. announced today the 24-player roster of the Midwest boys who will represent the region at the 2010 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournament. The two-day tryouts attracted 235 players from 20 states. 

The sport’s most prestigious underclassmen tournament will feature girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, and Washington, D.C. The event will take place July 3rd and 4th at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University in Towson, Md. Over the two days, the teams will battle in an eight-team pool play tournament. The weekend is capped off on Sunday at 3:30pm where the winner of each pool will face off for the Under Armour Underclassmen Championship.

This year marks the second consecutive year teams from eight regions from across the U.S. will travel to Towson. Last year the Long Island Boys and Baltimore girls captured their respective tournament crowns. The Under Armour Underclassmen Tournament is part of the Under Armour All-America games that feature 44 of the very best 2010 senior class boys and girls from around the country — squaring off against each other in a North vs. South format.

The Midwest boys team will be coached by AJ Auld (Dublin Jerome High School). Auld said, “This group is much younger and less ‘big name’ driven than the 2009 Midwest team so we will rely on strong goalkeeping lead by Virginia bound Rhody Heller and Michael Nugent to keep us in games while we get accustom to playing with one another.”

Only players from the graduating classes of 2011-2013 are eligible for the Underclassmen Tournament.

Name Position High School Graduating Class Hometown
Christian Beith Attack/Midfield Dublin Jerome 2012 Dublin, OH
Ryan Borcherding Midfield Dublin Coffman 2011 Dublin, OH
Evan Bowdy Attack Millbrook 2011 Dublin, OH
Connor Buczek Attack St. Xavier 2011 Amelia, OH
Cooper Charlton Defense Hudson 2011 Hudson, OH
Jordan Cunningham Defense Lovett 2012 Atlanta, GA
Wes Faulkenberry LSM/Defense Dublin Jerome 2011 Dublin, OH
Dillion Giorgis Midfield Western Reserve Academy 2011 Avon, OH
Bobby Gray Attack St. Ignatius 2011 San Rafael, CA
Rhody Heller Goalie Regis Jesuit 2011 Denver, CO
Leo Horine Attack Dublin Jerome 2011 Dublin, OH
Derrick Kihembo Midfield Sycamore 2012 Cincinnati, OH
Rick Lewis Midfield St. Pius X 2011 Cumming, GA
Brad Lott Midfield Trinity 2012 Louisville, KY
JW McGovern Attack St Ignatius 2012 San Francisco, CA
Kyle Moses Defense Olentangy 2011 Lewis Center, OH
Connor Mullen Attack Christian Brothers 2011 Chesterfield, MO
Adam Narwicz Attack Upper Arlington 2011 Upper Arlington, OH
Sean Nugent Defense St Ignatius 2011 Rocky River, OH
Michael Nugent Goalie Milton 2011 Milton, GA
Tanner Ottenbreit LSM/Defense Regis Jesuit 2011 Parker, CO
Patrick Rhea Midfield Louisville Collegiate 2011 Louisville, KY
Cam Williams Attack Upper Arlington 2011 Columbus, OH
Zachary Wood Attack/Midfield Metea Valley 2012 Aurora, IL1

Best Of Delaware High School Boys Lacrosse: Tower Hill Boys Lacrosse (14-3) Defeated #1 Salesianum 5-4 In Overtime To Win State Championship On May 29, 2010 (Video)

Heading into Saturday’s Delaware High School lacrosse state championship game, Salesianum (Wilmington) had lost just once in the last four years to a Delaware team. Now, they’ve lost twice.

 The teams were tied 1-1 at the half and then Sallies erupted for three third-quarter goals to take a 4-1 lead heading into the fourth quarter. And it was then that the Hillers began their comeback.

“This whole year, we haven’t been a runaway team,” Tower Hill senior Ripley Nielsen told The News Journal. “We grind it out. We just kept our composure and we were patient.”
Tower Hill used a patient, methodical offensive strategy, along with a tenacious defensive effort, to mount its comeback. Pettit opened up the fourth-quarter scoring for Tower Hill at the 8:34 mark off a nice assist from senior midfielder Blaise Taylor. Junior attack Chase Robino then scored to get the Hillers within one with 1:38 left in regulation.



No. 3 Tower Hill (Wilmington) scored two late goals to send the title game into overtime for the first time in its history, and then following a scoreless first overtime, sophomore Michael Pettit found the back of the net in the second extra period to give the Hillers a 5-4 upset win over top-seeded Salesianum.

For more:   http://www.maxpreps.com/news/WYtt725HEd-lugAcxJTdpg/delaware–tower-hill-stuns-sallies-for-lacrosse-state-title.htm

Date Opponent Result
4/03 ST ANDREWS SCHOOL   W, 11-4
4/06 at Sanford   W, 13-1
4/13 TATNALL   W, 14-6
4/16 vs. Worcester Prep   L,  8-7
4/20 at Wilmington Friends   W, 12-5
4/22 at Wilmington Charter   W, 8-4
4/24 CAESAR RODNEY   W, 19-4
4/27 SAINT MARK’S   W, 12-3
4/29 at St Andrews School   W, 6-2
5/03 SANFORD   W, 13-0
5/07 SALESIANUM   L,  11-7
5/12 at Tatnall   L,  4-3 (OT)
5/26 vs. Cape Henlopen   W, 12-8
5/29 vs. Salesianum   W, 5-4 (2OT)
Coach: Brad DuPont

Books About Lacrosse: “It’s Not About The Truth: The Untold Story Of The Duke Lacrosse Case And The Lives It Shattered” By Don Yaeger With Mike Pressler

Mike Pressler walked into the bottom floor meeting room of the Murray Building and, as he had done hundreds of times over a sixteen-year career at Duke University, prepared to address his men's lacrosse team. Forty-six players sat in theater-style chairs, all eyes riveted forward. It was 4:35 P.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. The program's darkest hour had arrived in an unexpected and explosive announcement. Pressler, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year, informed his team that its season was canceled and he had "resigned," effective immediately. While his words reverberated off the walls, hysteria erupted. Players cried, confused over a course of events that had spun wildly out of control. What began as an off-campus team party with two hired strippers had accelerated into a rape investigation -- one that exposed prosecutorial misconduct, shoddy police work, an administration's rush to judgment, and the media's disregard for the facts -- dividing both a prestigious university and the city of Durham. Wiping away tears, Pressler demonstrated the steely resolve that helped him win more than two hundred games. For the next thirty minutes, Pressler put his personal situation aside and encouraged his players to stick together. He also made a bold promise: "One day, we will get a chance to tell the world the truth. One day." This is that day. Pressler, who has not done an interview since the saga began, has handed his private diary from those three weeks to New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger, exposing vivid details, including the day Pressler was fired, when the coach asked Athletic Director Joe Alleva why the school "wasn't willing to wait for the truth" to come out. "It's not about the truth anymore," Alleva said to the coach in a signature moment that said it all. In addition to Pressler, Yaeger interviewed more than seventy-five key figures intimately involved in the case. The result is a tale that defies logic. "It is tough to be one of fifty people who believed a story when fifty million people believed something else," Pressler said. "This wasn't about the truth to many of the others involved. My story is all about the truth." By Don Yaeger With Mike Pressler Threshold Editions, June 2007 Hardcover, 336 pages