Daily Archives: June 25, 2010

Southern California Boys Club Lacrosse: 2010 Summer Starz Cup Jamboree Lacrosse League Began Play On June 19

The summer season is finally upon us! Jamboree play wrapped up this past Sunday as the first Cup Jamborees are officially now in the books. Stay tuned with us as the rankings begin to shake out in the upcoming weeks, as the quest for the Starz Cup and glory ensues. Be

In first weekend Starz Cup Lacrosse play, 101 Starz Elite (in dark uniform) defeated OC Crush Black Elite (OC Crush defenseman Connor Cummins defending above). Photo by LaxBuzz.

sure to become a fan of Starz on Facebook and Twitter, for your chance to win some free gear!

       Up North in the Elite division, Coach Drigg’s OC Starz squad, and the Renegades both emerged undefeated in opening weekend play. In High School play, 101 Hollywood came out firing as well on opening weekend, going 2-0 Saturday in El Segundo. Dino Lax, SC Starz, and OC Starz Hafner also remain in exclusive company, collectively going 6-0.Both OC Starz Grubert and Wilhelm are off to a great start in Middle School play, as did the  101 Starz and OP Starz in LA. In Youth action, OC Gaynor and OC Starz Arkinson remain standing standing.

        Down South, the defending Cup champion Laxdawgs Brown team picked up where they left off in the Elite divison, going 2-0 on the day as did southern rivals SD Shredderz. In High School action, both Quad Cities Black and Red squads remain unbeaten, as QC remains the only undefeated club in the division. The defending champion RC Silver looks to dominate in the Middle School division, while their Youth counterparts remain undefeated also.

    Stay tuned next weekend as rankings begin to shake out. Also, as Cup play continues, we will give away a free lacrosse head to our Facebook fan that uploads the best Jamboree picture from each weekend! Be sure to submit your pictures today.

Oregon High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting Profile: Lake Oswego Sr. Attacker Blake Heim Was A Two-Sport Star (Football) And Will Play For Towson In 2011

Lake Oswego’s Blake Heim signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Division I Towson University in Maryland next year.

Lake Oswego's Blake Heim signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Division I Towson University in Maryland next year.

Heim’s Lake Oswego lacrosse coach, Peter Lamb, said there has been a dramatic increase the last two years in Oregon athletes who pursue lacrosse as a primary interest.

“Oregon lacrosse as as whole has had a string of good players that have really put Oregon on the map of the East Coast schools,” Lamb said. “It is now 100 percent an avenue for kids to get into college through lacrosse.”

Heim was good enough as a defensive lineman to earn first-team all-state status as a senior, but Lake Oswego football coach Steve Coury  noticed that lacrosse was first on Heim’s mind.

“I think it was very apparent early on that he was going to be a Division 1 lacrosse recruit,” Coury said. “I think (focusing on lacrosse) was a smart move.”

For more:  http://highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/news/article/-3214335773979020435/les-schwab-bowl-versatile-blake-heim-michael-macclanathan-will-put-one-sport-behind-them-after-all-star-game/

Lacrosse As Art: Utah Sculptor Mike Call Specializes In Lacrosse Sculptures At “LittleBrotherOfWar.net”

LITTLEBROTHEROFWAR.NET, The home of Mike Call's Lacrosse Sculpture and Art.

Recently, the Hofstra University lacrosse team won its 500th game in the program’s history. As a result, the university sought a commemorative trophy to celebrate the milestone victory.

That’s where the story begins for Mike Call, a graduate of Viewmont High School who lives in Bountiful.

Call has been making trophies and sculptures of Native American lacrosse players since he graduated from Lyme Academy—located in Connecticut — in 2007, where he received a bachelor’s of fine arts degree.

It is also where he was reintroduced to the sport of lacrosse.

“I was originally introduced to the sport as a young child when I saw a couple of Native American handmade lacrosse sticks hanging on my grandfather’s office wall,” he said. “He had purchased them at a Native American lacrosse game in upstate New York while serving as a missionary on the reservation in the early 1940s.”

While in Connecticut, he also lived right by a local high school’s practice field, where he would watch a lacrosse team practice. It was during that time that Call started working with another artist on an idea for Call’s first lacrosse sculpture, which he named “Little Brother of War.”

“It’s a rough translation of the word Lacrosse in Iroquois,” said Call. “And it ended up becoming an immediate success. I sold the first few in the limited edition bronze right away.

Read more: Davis County Clipper – Local sculptor Call celebrates spirit of lacrosse