Daily Archives: August 16, 2010

Lacrosse Does Have A “Role Model”: MLL Long Island Lizards Attacker Tim Goettelmann Is Named “MLL Sportsman Of The Year” For Second Straight Season


 

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Wednesday that attackman Tim Goettelmann of the Long Island Lizards has been honored as the 2010 New Balance MLL Sportsman of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.  Players are nominated for this honor by the coaches and general managers of the six MLL teams and the finalists are presented to New Balance for consideration.

MLL Long Island Lizards Attacker Tim Goettelmann was named "MLL Sportsman Of The Year" for the second straight season.

The New Balance MLL Sportsman of the Year was created in 2004 and recognizes a player who has consistently demonstrated sportsmanship through tenacity, determination, and fair play on the field over the course of the regular season.  In addition, The Sportsman of the Year should also be an individual involved in off-field charity work, which not only promotes the sport of lacrosse, but also helps youth players understand the importance of sportsmanship and team play.

This is the second straight season the 10-year veteran has won the award. This year Goettelmann donated his entire 2010 Major League Lacrosse salary, to his foundation “Monster’s Kids.”  The foundation, named after his lacrosse nickname “The Monster,” raises money to local Long Island Children’s hospitals. 

Goettelmann’s salary went to the Pediatric Emergency Wing at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In the past two years, Monster’s Kids has raised over $100,000.

For more information on the foundation visit:  http://tinyurl.com/yffqokf

“New Balance is thrilled to honor Tim Goettelmann as New Balance Sportsman of the Year,” says Mark Cavanaugh, general manager of team sports for New Balance. “New Balance is proud to associate our brand with athletes like Tim who share our values of integrity and teamwork and are committed to giving back to their communities.

On the field, Goettelmann is a ten-year veteran of Major League Lacrosse, joining the League back in 2001.  He has played for the Lizards in every one of those ten seasons. Goettelmann is the all-time Major League Lacrosse record holder in games played, goals and game-winning goals. He became the league’s all-time goal scoring leader on July 31st with a three-goal performance against the Toronto Nationals

Goettelmann notched 21 goals and added 8 assists this season. 

All-Time New Balance  MLL Sportsman of the Year

2004                        Kevin Finneran, Philadelphia Barrage

2005                        Pat McCabe, Long Island Lizards

2006                        Michael Culver, Chicago Machine

2007                        Greg Bice, Los Angeles Riptide

2008                        Tom Zummo, Boston Cannons

2009                        Tim Goettelmann, Long Island Lizards

2010                        Tim Goettelmann, Long Island Lizards

Goettelmann and his #3 seed Long Island Lizards will face the #2 seed Denver Outlaws on Saturday, August 21 at 3:00 PM ET in the second semifinal game of the MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior. The winner of that game will go up against either the Chesapeake Bayhawks or the Boston Cannons in the Championship Game on Sunday, August 22 at 1:00 PM ET. 

The 2010 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend presented by Warrior takes place at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, one of the nation’s premier athletic venues. Tailgating is permitted for both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM. A number of great attractions will be featured in the fan zone on both days, including the Warrior Lacrosse Chop Shop, musical performances by MAD PLANET, Bud Light Build-A-Bar, face painting and other activities for fans.

For more:  http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/press-release/1369/tim-goettelmann-nb-sportsman-of-the-year/

Helmets In Women’s Lacrosse?: US Lacrosse Women’s Division Director Supports “No Helmets” Position


By Ann Kitt Carpenetti, US Lacrosse Women’s Division Director
Baltimore, Md.

Helmets should not be mandated for field players in women’s lacrosse at this time for several reasons.

The women’s game is different than the men’s game. In terms of its history, rules, penalties for contact and equipment — women’s lacrosse is different enough that some leaders in the game have even offered that the women’s game might be better served if it was not even called lacrosse at all. Baggataway anyone? Women’s lacrosse is a safe sport.

Ann Kitt Carpenetti, Women's Division Director: A member of the US Lacrosse staff since 2004, Ann is responsible for directing all aspects of Women's Division activity. She is the primary staff liaison with the Women's Division councils and committees, and provides broad perspective and counsel to the division's leadership on issues and strategies. Prior to joining US Lacrosse, Ann spent eight years working in Washington, D.C. on behalf of several national non-profit organizations, including the National Partnership for Women & Families and the National Women's Health Network. She most recently served as a director of government affairs & constituency outreach for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

The women’s game has been played in the U.S. without helmets since 1913 and, until six years ago, without any protective equipment (other than mouth guards). According to the NFHS Concussion Rates by Sport and Type of Exposure in the 2008-09 High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, women’s lacrosse ranks fifth for head/face injuries behind soccer, basketball, softball and field hockey — the lowest rate among all field sports reviewed and third for concussions behind soccer and basketball.

 Helmets do not prevent concussions. For those who want additional protection on the field, according to the US Lacrosse rulebook, women are permitted to wear soft helmets — which may help lessen the severity of head trauma and facial lacerations. More comprehensive and conclusive research of concussion prevention in youth sports in order to make the case for additional rule changes that include more protective equipment in women’s lacrosse. Additional protective equipment does not address the unsafe playing conditions that manifest when inconsistently trained coaches and umpires are on the field incorrectly teaching and enforcing the rules of women’s lacrosse.

The problem is not simply the lack of equipment — it is also the lack of properly trained coaches and officials in our game. No helmet will change the fact that only eight states in the country require sport-specific coaching education for high school level coaches. Coaches, umpires, players and administrators all need to work together and share in the responsibility our sport requires to maintain safety. US Lacrosse offers the only lacrosse-specific standardized coaches’ education curriculum in the country, and coaches can get started today at www.uslacrosse.org.

For more:   http://laxmagazine.com/blogs/dasilva/081610_helmets_in_womens_lax_usl_fans_respond

Major League Lacrosse (MLL): Boston Cannons Goalie Kip Turner (Virginia, ’07) Was Named MLL Goalie Of The Year (Video)


MLL Boston Canons Goalie Kip Turner was named 2010 Goalie Of The Year.

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Friday that Boston Cannons goalie Kip Turner has been named as the 2010 Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general manager of each of the League’s six teams.

 
Turner, a 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia, appeared in all 12 Cannons’ games this season, playing a total of 615:25 minutes. With a 7-2 record, he was a key component in leading the Cannons to an overall regular season record of 8-4 and the #1 overall seed in the MLL postseason.
 
Turner was named MLL Defensive Player of the Week three times for his performances in week 6 against the Chicago Machine when he recorded 21 saves on 31 shots on goal, week 9 against the Chesapeake Bayhawks when he recorded 20 saves, and during week 10 against the Toronto Nationals when he recorded 16 saves. He was also given Bud Light Game MVP honors for his performances against Chicago in week 6 and against Denver in week 11 when he helped the Cannons to a 16-5 win, in which they clinched the #1 spot at Championship Weekend presented by Warrior.
 
Completing his fourth season in Boston, Turner has a career GAA of 12.85 and a .595 save percentage.
 
All-Time MLL Goalkeepers of the Year
2001                Greg Cattrano, Baltimore Bayhawks
2002                Greg Cattrano, Baltimore Bayhawks
2003                Brian Dougherty, Long Island Lizards
2004                Greg Cattrano, Baltimore Bayhawks
2005                Chris Garrity, Boston Cannons
2006                Brian Dougherty, Philadelphia Barrage
2007                Brian Dougherty, Philadelphia Barrage
2008                Mickey Jarboe, Los Angeles Riptide
2009                Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws
2010                Kip Turner, Boston Cannons
 
Turner received a total of 32 points. Jesse Schwartzman of the Denver Outlaws received 25 points and Drew Adams of the Long Island Lizards received 20 points.
 
Turner will be in net on Saturday, August 21 as his #1 seed Boston cannons face the #4 seed Chesapeake Bayhawks at 12:00 PM ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. The winner will advance on to the Championship Game to face either the Denver Outlaws or the Long Island Lizards on Sunday, August 22 at 1:00 PM ET.
 
The 2010 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend Presented by Warrior takes place at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, one of the nation’s premier athletic venues.   Tailgating is permitted for both Saturday and Sunday beginning 9:00 AM.  A number of great attractions will be featured in the fan zone on both days, the Warrior Lacrosse Chop Shop, musical performances by MAD PLANET, Bud Light Build-A-Bar, face painting and other activities for fans.
 
Tickets for the 2010 Championship Weekend presented by Warrior are still available. Complete MLL Championship Weekend packages which include tickets to all three playoff games start at just $30 and may be purchased by calling 866-MLL-TIXX or by visiting www.majorleaguelacrosse.com   Single day tickets will go on sale beginning Sunday, August 15 and will cost $20.
 

Inside Lacrosse September 2010 Issue: Huge Recruiting Issue Looks At Power 100, Young Guns And Team USA


The September 2010 Inside Lacrosse recruiting issue is one of the biggest issues they've ever done: the Power 100 to looks at the best classes in the land and a look at the Young Guns that will define their recruiting ranks in the next year or two; for the members of Team USA, the FIL World Championships were about more than winning a tournament. The trip to Manchester was a chance for the team to redeem its '06 loss to Canada and for some players, a chance to cement their legacies in lacrosse.

US Lacrosse U15 National Championship: Videos Of Championship Consolation Game Between NorCal Vs. NESLL Black (MA)