Daily Archives: August 11, 2010

Southern California High School Boys Club Lacrosse: OC Crush Defeated Quad Cities 9-6 In Starz Cup Lacrosse Championship High School Division Finals On Aug. 7

High School Championship: Quad Cities vs. OC Crush

(From Inside Lacrosse article)

OC Crush - 2010 Starz Cup Southern California High School Division Champions

I make my way across to the adjacent field in time to catch the second half of the High School Championship match between Quad Cities

The Crush waste no time off the ensuing draw as midfielder Colin Cummins (Foothill 13’) capitalizes off an outside rip at the top of the box with just over two minutes remaining. Photo by LaxBuzz

and the OC Crush. A classic North/South showdown, QC hails from the Ranch Bernardo area and is coached by former UMBC defender Travis Begay, while the OC Crush is comprised mainly of Foothill HS players coached by Nick Pickell. The count is 4-1 in favor of the Crush as we’re underway in the second half. The first draw is contested heavily by QC’s Brennan O’Malley ( Rancho Bernardo 13’) before being scooped up by LSM Nicholas McEneany (Rancho Bernardo 12’). The first two possessions are a bit sloppy, as we have some quick turnovers of both offensive ends. OC Crush finds themselves with possession until Nicholas McEneany makes a nice takeaway at the GLE and clears the ball up field. Quad Cities settles the ball on offense, and makes a nice save to the crease that is thwarted from a low save from OC Crush goalie Teddy Ochia. A stellar riding effort from QC rewards them with another possession as OC Crush overturns the ball in their defensive end. In the ensuing possession, a QC attackmen forces a feed to the crease that is tipped backwards into their own net. A bit of a right time right place scenario for Quad Cities as the score is now 4-2. With momentum on their side, Quad cities again looks to strike again off the draw, but an errant pass results in a fast-break for the OC Crush. The Crush’s attack sets up in textbook-break fashion but is stopped on the doorstep by QC goalie Caleb Pyrle (Rancho Bernardo 12’) who makes a tremendous low-to-high save. After an athletic out of goal scrambling effort, QC’s Caleb Pryle is called for failure to advance giving possession back to the Crush. In formation, a Crush attackmen draws an early slide from X before dishing to attackmen Connor Herrell (Foothill 13’) for the easy score putting the OC Crush up by two late in the half. The Crush waste no time off the ensuing draw as midfielder Colin Cummins (Foothill 13’) capitalizes off an outside rip at the top of the box with just over two minutes remaining. With the two minute drill in effect, the Crush are recipient to some good pressure-D from Quad Cities and promptly take an ill-advised shot giving Quad Cities the final possession. Abbot Pratt (Rancho Bernard 12’) goes down swinging as he comes around from X and dunks the ball low on the Crush goalie.

Final Score: OC Crush 9, Quad Cities 6

For more:   http://insidelacrosse.com/blog/2010/08/11/starz-lacrosse-socal-cup-2010

Western U.S. Lacrosse Tournaments And Clinics: Adrenaline Lacrosse Announces Four “Adrenaline Tournament Series” Events And Notre Dame Coaches Clinics In Phoenix, Las Vegas, Coronado And Los Angeles

Adrenaline Tournament Series (ATS)

Adrenaline Lacrosse is proud to announce the Adrenaline Tournament Series (ATS) accompanied by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Coaches Clinics and The LXM Pro Games.

The series will begin with four tournaments starting with two winter events (the Sun Devil Sizzler in Phoenix AZ, and the Sin City Classic in Las Vegas, NV). Summer events will be The Coronado Classic in Coronado, CA, and the LA Showtime in Los Angeles, CA.

The ATS is sponsored by industry heavy-hitters Warrior, Brine, New Balance, Adrenaline Movement, Lacrosse Recruits, South Swell Sports and Powerade. Media partners Inside Lacrosse and West Side Lax will also provide coverage of the series. The ATS will combine competition from every western pocket of lacrosse, desirable western locations, travel deals, extensive vendors, great atmospheres, affordable team pricing, world class clinics, live music and the highest level of professional games in the world.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Coaches Clinics

At each ATS event team coaches will have the option to participate in advanced coaching seminars & clinics from the coaching staff from NCAA Powerhouse and 2010 National runner up University of Notre Dame.  

“The tournament series is perfect for teams who want a great experience playing highly competitive games against teams from various western areas over a weekend for a great price. We are privileged that Coach Corrigan and the Notre Dame Staff chose the ATS as the venue to hold their valuable coaching clinics & seminars,” said Alex Cade President Adrenaline Lacrosse.  

Another exciting feature is the new partnership with the LXM PRO series which combines great music and the top players in the world into one festival setting.

For more:   http://www.adrenalinelacrosse.com/2009/index.php

Northern California High School Boys Lacrosse: Marin Academy Boys Lacrosse (13-2) Coach Josh Frechette Named 2010 NorCal Coach Of The Year

Marin Academy athletic director and boys varsity lacrosse coach Josh Frechette has been named the 2010 NorCal lacrosse secondary school coach of the year by U.S. Lacrosse.

Marin Boys Lacrosse Coach Josh Frechette

Frechette was nominated by the Urban School’s director of athletics, Gerg Angilly, and was voted coach of the year by his Northern California coaching peers.

The award is given to a coach who exemplifies the ideals of lacrosse, makes the most of the talent he or she is given, demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship on and off the field, and maintains excellent rapport with officials, opposing coaches and the players.

“The role of a coach allows me to create a learning environment that continues to build on the lessons taught in other areas of school life,” Frechette said in a press release. “In the end, my vision of athletics is one where our student-athletes approach their sport as another classroom.”

MA finished the 2010 regular season undefeated (13-2 overall) and made it to the finals of the Bay Counties League championships where the Wildcats lost to University, before advancing to the North Coast Section playoffs.

For more:  http://www.marinij.com/ci_15738692

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Highlights: Denver Outlaws Attacker Connor Martin (Chapman University, CA) Scores 3 Goals, 1 Assist In First MLL Game (Video)

Connor Martin scores 3 goals in his first Major League Lacrosse game playing for the Denver Outlaws

NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse: Haverford Men’s Lacrosse (PA, 12-6) Was The 2010 Centennial Conference Championship (Video)

Date Opponent Result
2/27 CABRINI   W, 9-8
3/06 vs. St. Lawrence   L,  8-6
3/10 at York   W, 20-10
3/14 at Gettysburg   L,  10-9
3/17 SKIDMORE   W, 12-8
3/20 DENISON   L,  7-5
3/24 MUHLENBERG   L,  10-9 (OT)
4/03 at Dickinson   L,  9-8
4/07 at Ursinus   W, 9-8 (2OT)
4/10 FRANKLIN & MARSHALL   W, 8-7 (OT)
4/17 MCDANIEL   W, 9-6
4/24 at Swarthmore   W, 7-6
4/30 vs. Dickinson   W, 12-11 (2OT)
5/02 at Gettysburg   W, 11-8
5/15 at Dickinson   W, 13-5
5/19 at Salisbury   L,  12-11 (OT)
Coach: Colin Bathory