Daily Archives: September 5, 2010

Northern California High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting: San Ramon Valley Jr. Middie Michael Tagliaferri Commits To North Carolina

San Ramon Valley Boys Lacrosse Middie Michael Tagliaferri

Position: Midfield
High School: San Ramon Valley HS
Class: 2012
Summer ’10: Jake Reeds Blue Chip, California Gold, Gait Cup, UNC Team Camp. Club Team Alcatraz Outlaws
Height/Weight: 6′ /  200 pounds
Stats/Honors: 53 goals and 41 assists for 94 points in my sophomore season. 1st team all league. 31 goals and 19 assists for 50 points my freshman year for 50 points. 2nd team all league.
Other Sports: Football, Basketball
Other Schools Considered: Cornell, Duke, Princeton

How did the commitment process go for you?

It was a great experience. All the schools I was interested in were very helpful and made things comfortable for me and my family so I could just enjoy the experience.

What were the reasons behind making your verbal commitment?  

UNC is an amazing place. They have a top business program, which is my area of interest.  Coach Breschi is a class act and the type of guy that any kid would want to play for.  The guys on the team are great guys and great lacrosse players.  The town of Chapel Hill is the perfect college town. Everyone who is involved with the University is crazy about it and will do anything to help a fellow Tar Heel. I just couldn’t see myself saying no to Carolina.

How did your university visit go?

I have had the opportunity to visit UNC twice now and both times were great. On my first visit I sat down with Coach Breschi and really got to know him and what he was all about as a person and as a coach. My next visit was during the UNC team camp where I had an awesome time. I met a bunch of the players on the team and I met the whole coaching staff. Everyone I met was so nice to me and made my visit special.

What are your best lacrosse attributes?

I would say dodging and my ability to get to the net. 

What would you like to work on over the next two seasons?

I really need to fine tune my game over the next 2 seasons to get ready to play at the next level. I need to improve on my shooting and work on my field sense. I want to work on passing off a dodge and being able to shoot on the run with a guy at my hip. I am also going to work on my defense.

Your Favorite…
Food: Steak
Song: American Ride by Toby Keith
Band: U2
Clothing line: Nike
Television Show:  Entourage
Movie:  Remember the Titans
Music:  Anything but heavy metal or classical music
Pro Team: San Francisco 49ers
Hobby:  Basketball
Website: InsideLacrosse

For more:   http://insidelacrosse.com/blog/2010/09/04/recruiting-roundup-north-carolina-nabs-two-more

Preventing Lacrosse Injuries: “Certified Athetic Trainers” Act As The “Initial Triage For Injury” And Help Save Lives AND Money For Schools And Parents


“The athletic trainer serves as the initial triage for injury. Coaches and administrators acting on their own don’t want to take on that liability.”

Athletic trainers also save their schools, athletes and their families a great deal of time and money each year.

Where there were more athletic trainers, a higher percentage of teens with serious injuries like concussions, fractures and internal injuries were sent to emergency rooms.

Distinct from personal trainers or fitness instructors, certified athletic trainers must have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university to practice and receive specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injury and illness among people of any age.

There are about 6,400 athletic trainers working in secondary schools across the United States, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), compared with some 18,400 public and private high schools sponsoring interscholastic sports, according to a review of state high school athletic association rolls by Scripps.

High school athletic trainers are more likely to work full time at larger, suburban schools, and they are less common in smaller, rural schools and inner-city schools, according to statistics provided by NATA, which represents about 85 percent of the profession nationwide.

“The bigger schools in our state and probably most states have pretty good access, but we did a survey a couple years ago that found only about 10 percent of our smallest 1A and 2A schools had an athletic trainer full time,” said Mike Carroll, athletic trainer for Stephenville High School in Stephenville, Texas.

Organizations as disparate as the American Medical Association and the North American Booster Club Association endorse having a certified trainer in high schools, but many administrators feel they can’t afford one.

Athletic trainers on school staff typically make about the same salaries as teachers — many do have classroom assignments — but usually receive a bonus for extra hours. The average salary nationally is about $42,400. About a third of high school athletic trainers work for clinics that contract with schools for their services, full or part time.

Most of the nearly 2 million injuries among U.S. high school athletes each year are not life-threatening, but half are serious enough to require medical attention and to keep the athlete off the field for at least one day. Having someone trained to know what requires ice and tape or a 911 call can make all the difference.

Scripps analyzed the most recent five years of data on injuries from sports typically played in high school among 14- to 18-year-olds reported by a national network of emergency rooms to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

For more:  http://www.redding.com/news/2010/sep/04/handled-with-care-n-larger-schools-more-likely/

Southern California High Boys Lacrosse: Thousand Oaks Boys Lacrosse Names Jonathan Oswaks As New Head Coach

Jonathan Oswaks has been named the new Thousand Oaks High lacrosse coach. Oswaks has been a successful player and coach. He coached the last five years at Crespi, finishing in the top 20 in CIF.

Before Crespi, Oswaks was the Oak Park coach. He served as head coach for the Hollywood Starz Lacrosse Club since 2004. He has coached the USA California team to a second-place showing in Berlin and Prague. His Elmont Memorial High team played for the New York state championship.

Oswaks played college lacrosse for the United States Naval Academy and Hofstra.

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/sep/04/Sc8FClocalbriefs05PRP-fc/#ixzz0yh8dD2O9
– vcstar.com