Daily Archives: July 20, 2010

Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting: Princeton Men’s Lacrosse Announces Two Texas Recruits For Class Of 2014


The Princeton men’s lacrosse Class of 2014 will have the distinction of being the first recruiting class for head coach Chris Bates, who took over the program after the recruiting cycle for the Class of 2013 was completed.

The first class that Bates has brought in goes 10 deep and features players from schools like St. Anthony’s, Chaminade, Hotchkiss, Landon and Georgetown Prep that have traditionally sent players to Princeton. This will also be the first Princeton class to have two players from Texas.

The team that these 10 players will join graduated 12 seniors from a year ago, including starters on attack (Rob Engelke), midfield (Scott MacKenzie) and defense (Jeremy Hirsch), as well as second midfielder Paul Barnes and shortstick defensive middies Jimmy Davis and Chris Chandler.

Princeton went 11-5 a year ago and won the first Ivy League tournament championship, as well as a share of the Ivy League’s regular-season title.

The Class of 2014:

Freddy Addy – Midfield – St. Mark’s School, Texas

Brandon Bonvino – Defense – Jesuit College School, Texas

Hunter DeButts – Midfield/Attack – Episcopal, Virginia

Nicholas Fernandez – Midfield – Seton Hall Prep, N.J.

Will Himler – Attack – Chaminade High School, N.Y.

Brian Kavanagh – Goalie – Deer Park High School, N.Y.

Robert Posniewski – Defense – Georgetown Prep, D.C.

Derek Raabe – Defense – Hotchkiss, Conn.

Brian Reilly – Defense – Landon School, D.C.

Thomas Schreiber – Midfield – St. Anthony’s, N.Y.

2010 World Lacrosse Championships: Japan Defeated Australia 11-9 For Biggest Upset Of Tournament (Video)


JAPAN has taken a major step towards reaching this year’s FIL World Championships semi-finals with their best-ever win in international competition.

Sixth last time around in Ontario, Canada, the Japanese sprung a shock 11-9 victory over Australia – the tournament’s third seed – in a breathtaking Blue Division clash at the University of Manchester Armitage Centre yesterday

2010 Champion High School Lacrosse Showcase: Team Liberty Defeats Team Spirit To Win Girls Championship


Team Liberty upended Team Spirit in the championship game of the Champion High School Showcase, a US Lacrosse Event (Girl), 15-14, in a game that featured two ties and three lead changes.

Kathryn Webster from Christian Brothers (Syracuse, N.Y.) led Team Liberty with four goals and one assist. Kelyn Freedman from Radnor (Radnor, Pa.) added two goals and two assists in the win.

Elizabeth Blue from Garrison Forest (Owings Mills, Md.) led Spirit in goals with three while Taylor D’Amore from Canandaigua (Canandaigua, N.Y.) led the team with five points on one goal and four assists.

Spirit led 7-6 with 7:07 left in the first half, but a goal by Nicole Boltja from Medina (Medina, Ohio) tied the game and then Taelar Errington from Leonardtown (Leonardtown, Md.) put Liberty in the lead with 5:34 remaining.

All-ERG Team Day 2
Legend: name, position, hgh school (city, state), us lacrosse team (college choice)

Shannon Burns, Midfield, Springfield (Springfield, Pa.) Team Pride (Delaware)
Burns had an assist and a ground ball in Team Pride’s 15-13 victory. The Delaware commitment showed great awareness and decision-making ability.

Mackenzie Cyr, Attack, Winters Mill (Westminster, Md.), Spirit (Penn State)
“She was such an outstanding shooter,” coach Mary Hopkins said. “She would set up the play so incredibly well.”

Taylor D’Amore, Midfield, (Canandaigua, N.Y.), Spirit (Johns Hopkins)
Was one of the most impressive players at the RISE GAMES. D’Amore impressed coaches with her ability to appear everywhere on the field at once. “She was on fire for the entire event,” Hopkins said.

Kelyn Freedman, Midfield, Radnor (Radnor, Pa.), Liberty (Georgetown)
“She played her heart out today,” coach Dee Cross said of Freedman’s play in the championship game. “She got the ball when we needed it, got the goal when we needed it. She played big when she had to.”

Amanda Graziano, Defense, West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.),  Spirit (Florida)
She was the player who was placed on the opposing teams best attacker. Graziano was the anchor for Spirit’s defense.

Breonna Hudgins, Midfield, West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.), Pride (Brown)
Coaches could rely on Hudgins to win the draws when she showed a focus and intensity that impressed coaches.

Megan McGinnis, Goalie, Colorado Academy (Denver, Colo.), Freedom (California)
One coach said McGinnis was “awesome” in goal. The California commit showed great poise and communicated well with her teammates. Calm under pressure was a phrase used several times to describe McGinnis.

Kara Mupo, Attack, Rocky Point (Rocky Point, N.Y.), Freedom (Northwestern)
Mupo had eight goals over the course of two days, scoring four goals on Monday. Displayed great recognition about when to speed up or slow down the play.

Lauren Purvis, Midfield, Hatboro-Horsham (Horsham, Pa.), Pride (Penn State)
Purvis moved the ball well to get her teammates involved. The Penn State commitment made good choices and had several fast break opportunities.

Melanie Raso, Midfield, Farmingdale (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Freedom (Fairfield)
Raso had six assists for the tournament and was a key member of Freedom’s offense.

Taylor Virden, Defense, Team Pride (Duke)
Virden had two interceptions in the second half of Pride’s Bronze medal victory. Coaches said Virden was one of the main reasons for their victory.

For More:   http://rise.espn.go.com/lacrosse/articles/2010/07/US-Lacrosse-girls-showcase-recap-day-2.aspx

Under Armour Underclassmen Lacrosse Tournament: Long Island Defeated Washington DC 13-8 In First Game And Eventually Won Championship (Video)


Long Island quickly became the team to beat, taking down Washington DC in their first game, 13-8. DC would go on to finish the tournament in fifth. Long Island would prove the eventual champion, winning all of their games by five goals or more.

Lacrosse In The Movies: “Warrior” Starring Kellan Lutz And Ashley Greene Is Set For Release In 2011 (Video)


In the movie “Warrior”, set for release sometime in 2011, Lutz plays a lacrosse player whose life spirals out of control after his father dies.

“Ashley’s friggin’ talented. It’s really cool to see your friend [in a different way] and to work with a friend, let alone her being so talented, to see her transform from one character to another,” he raved of Greene, who plays a girl named Brooklyn. “Alice is a fun little pixie character, and then Brooklyn, you know, is a sweet, lacrosse-player type of coach’s daughter. It’s fun working with her and seeing her transform herself.”

Despite their on-screen romance in “Warrior,” Lutz said that in real life he and Ashley are like brother and sister. “It’s very much like working with family,” he explained.

In late 2008, Greene spoke to MTV News about the project. “[‘Warrior’] is about Kellan’s journey,” she said. “It’s very much Kellan’s movie, which is really exciting for him. It’s his journey that he goes through, with trials and errors, and his temper and stuff like that. And I join forces with him, and my dad doesn’t like that very much, so we deal with that.

For more:   http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1644035/20100720/story.jhtml