Daily Archives: July 24, 2010

2010 World Lacrosse Championships: 2010 All-World Lacrosse Team Announced With Paul Rabil (United States) Selected As Tournament MVP


2010 All-World Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Paul Rabil, United States (16 Goals, 7 Assists in 7 games)

Top Goalie: Chris Sanderson, Canada
Top Defender: Brodie Merrill, Canada
Top Midfielder: Paul Rabil, United States
Top Attackman: John Grant Jr, Canada

A – Brendan Mundorf, USA
A – John Grant Jr, Canada
A – Mike Leveille, USA
M – Paul Rabil, USA
M – Max Seibald, USA
M – Leigh Perham, Australia
D – Brodie Merrill, Canada
D – Kyle Sweeney, USA
D – Ryan McClay, USA
G – Chris Sanderson, Canada

2010 World Lacrosse Championships: Team USA Defeats Canada 12-10 Behind Paul Rabil’s 3 Goals To Win 9th World Championship

Team USA led Canada 8-4 at the half only to see Canada tie the game at 8-8 at the end of the third quarter. Team USA then outscored Canada 4-2 in the 4th quarter to win their 9th World Championship 12-10.

Paul Rabil and Michael Leveille each scored 3 goals to lead the U.S. John Grant Jr. led Canada with 3 goals and 1 assist.


Team USA 12, Canada 10
USA – 3 – 5 – 0 – 4… 12
CAN – 2 – 2 – 4 – 2… 10

Goals: USA – Rabil 3, Leveille 3, Crotty 2, Mundorf 2, Powell, Striebel; CAN – Grant 3, Greer 2, Billings, Crowley, Huntley, Steenhuis, Williams.

Assists: USA – Crotty, Mundorf, Powell; CAN – Duch, Grant, Huntley, Small.

Saves: USA – Dougherty 15; CAN – Sanderson 10.

Faceoffs: USA – Smith 11-of-22, Peyser 0-of-1; CAN – Snider 12-of-22.

The title of world champion has been ruled by the US and Canada for years, the US being victorious eight times and their northern neighbours taking two of the last ten titles contested to date.

For more:   http://worldlacrosse.thisisbrandnew.co.uk/home

Western Youth Lacrosse: Lack Of Experienced Youth Lacrosse Coaches Continues To Limit The Development And Potential Excellence Of Future Western High School Lacrosse Athletes


“We can help them start a team, but if you don’t have the experienced coaches, it’s not going to be productive,” Rossi says. “There isn’t any problem with the sport growing, but one of the things that is important for the L.A. chapter and the U.S. as a whole is that the goal is to develop, not just grow.” Photo by LaxBuzz

 “…one of the most significant obstacles nearly everyone in the lacrosse community acknowledges is the lack of experienced coaches…”


 “It’s truly the reason my program hasn’t grown, the lack of coaches,” Tyson says. “This is about training the kids and learning life lessons through the game. We (Los Angeles County) are slow to get our youth programs going, so (a team in) our league will go undefeated and win a championship, but we go play other areas at get beat 12-4.”

“As it is right now, being the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., there’s no indication that will stop,” says Joshua Christian, the managing director of sport development for US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. “One of the things we need to focus on is trying to equip coaches with experience, to give them that base of knowledge that will be passed on to the players and parents.”

Tyson, who played at Division III Bethany College in West Virginia, cites the lack of coaching as the main reason why the sport hasn’t progressed much at the youth level locally.

Rossi and the Los Angeles Chapter are so concerned with the lack of coaches that they held a convention in November, partnered with the Orange County Chapter, to aid the progression of coaches and game officials.

“We can help them start a team, but if you don’t have the experienced coaches, it’s not going to be productive,” Rossi says. “There isn’t any problem with the sport growing, but one of the things that is important for the L.A. chapter and the U.S. as a whole is that the goal is to develop, not just grow.”

For more:   http://www.the-signal.com/section/19/article/31360/

Southern California Youth Lacrosse Tournaments: Inaugural “California Lax Classic” Features Team Relentless (Orange County, CA) Defeating Pacific Cascade Clash (Seattle, WA) 13-6 To Win U-15 Boys Lacrosse Title

“This was one of the most organized, enjoyable and welcoming tournament I’ve ever been to,” said former Johns Hopkins University star lacrosse player Kyle Harrison. Harrison is the head coach of Team Relentless and also was representing STX.


The first-ever California Lacrosse Classic was held last weekend at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano featuring more than 25 of the top middle-school and younger club lacrosse teams from Southern California, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Northern California and Pennsylvania. After three days of games in U-15 and U-13 boys and U-15 girls divisions, Team Relentless (Boys U-15), FCA SoCal (Boys U-13) and Team OC (Girls U-15) were crowned champions.
The tournament benefited the HEADstrong Foundation in honor of former Hofstra lacrosse player Nick Colleluori who died while in school of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006. Nick’s parents and brother were on hand to meet all the players and teams.

Team Relentless, comprised of middle-school aged players from south Orange County (including San Clemente’s Peyton Garrett and San Juan Capistrano’s Hunter Edington and Avery Beck), is a select summer travel team that plays for the HEADstrong Foundation based in Pennsylvania. Team Relentless beat Pacific Cascade Clash (Seattle), 13-6, in the championship game to complete a perfect run through the tournament.

Read more: The Capistrano Dispatch – Team Relentless Wins California Lacrosse Classic

Best Of High School Boys Lacrosse: West Islip Boys Lacrosse (21-1) Defeated Lakeland Panas 20-10 On June 10 On Way To 2010 New York State Class A Championship (Video)

West Islip took out Lakeland Panas 20-10 Thursday at Hofstra. The Lions went on to win the New York state Class A Title game 13-5 over Fairport.

Date Opponent Result
3/31 SACHEM NORTH   L,  13-12 (OT)
4/03 CHAMINADE   W, 10-7
4/07 at Sachem East   W, 14-2
4/09 at Smithtown East   W, 10-6
4/15 at East Islip   W, 16-9
4/17 at Ridgewood   W, 10-5
4/19 BAY SHORE   W, 12-4
4/21 at Smithtown West   W, 13-3
4/23 WILLIAM FLOYD   W, 14-9
4/27 CONNETQUOT   W, 16-9
4/29 at West Babylon   W, 13-1
5/05 WARD MELVILLE   W, 16-5
5/11 WALT WHITMAN   W, 18-7
5/13 at Lindenhurst   W, 19-7
5/17 at Northport   W, 17-5
5/25 WALT WHITMAN   W, 16-4
5/28 CONNETQUOT   W, 13-9
6/03 vs. Ward Melville   W, 16-9
6/08 vs. Farmingdale   W, 13-1
6/10 vs. Lakeland/Panas   W, 20-10
6/12 vs. Fairport   W, 13-5
Coach: Scott Craig