Daily Archives: September 14, 2010

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse Preview: Chapman Men’s Lacrosse Must Overcome Loss Of Attacker Connor Martin And Middie Chris Small As It Begins A New Era Under Coach Dallas Hartley


Chapman (15-4, MCLA Semifinals)

Key Loss: Chris Small. Connor Martin will leave a large hole, but the attack unit has plenty of guns to make up for his loss. Small’s proficiency at the faceoff “X” will be far more difficult to replicate. Players have come and gone over the Panthers’ three-year run, but Small was a constant.
Key Returnee: Matt Walrath. He was a revelation in his first season after transferring from NCAA D-III Stevens (N.J.). Walrath’s goal-faceoff-goal sequence in the national semifinals was a thing of beauty and just a taste of what the LSM is capable of. Combined with Andrew Salcido and Spencer Halvorson, Walrath will also be part of a strong defensive unit.
Wild Card: Coaching. There’s always a transition period for a team that comes under new leadership. As Chapman proved three years ago, a new coach isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Mike Wood guided the Panthers to the top of the MCLA in his first three seasons. A lot will depend on what kind of recruiting class Wood lured to SoCal (just as it was with his predecessor), but Dallas Hartley’s assimilation to the college game and the college student-athlete will certainly play a role.
Reality: Even without the coaching change, there was a chance there would be a drop-off for the Panthers this season. I could see Chapman being as high as No. 3 and as low as No. 10 in this power ranking, so this spot seems like a good fit as we enter the fall season.

For more:   http://www.laxmagazine.com/blogs/coyne/090810_midsummer_nights_ranking_mcla_div_one

2010 San Francisco Lacrosse “Fall Classic” To Be Held October 16 And Will Feature Free Lacrosse Clinics Held By Johns Hopkins Coach Dave Pietramala And Notre Dame Coach Kevin Corrigan Sponsored By Easton Lacrosse


Johns Hopkins Head Coach Dave Pietramala and Notre Dame Head Coach Kevin Corrigan, their assistant coaches, and their student-athletes, are all excited to be leading this event and look forward to meeting Bay Area players and coaches up close and in person.  Assisting the coaches and players with the youth clinic will be Doug Appleton, Blake Kim, and Cort Kim from Easton Lacrosse, in addition to San Francisco’s All West Lacrosse and Matt Oglesby.

Before meeting on the field at Kezar Stadium, the coaches and student-athletes from Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame will be offering free clinics—one for coaches and one for boys 1st-8th grade—to a limited number of attendees who have purchased tickets in advance and registered online.

This is a unique opportunity for local coaches and players to learn from and with some of the country’s best collegiate lacrosse coaches and players. Johns Hopkins Head Coach Dave Pietramala and Notre Dame Head Coach Kevin Corrigan, their assistant coaches, and their student-athletes, are all excited to be leading this event and look forward to meeting Bay Area players and coaches up close and in person.  Assisting the coaches and players with the youth clinic will be Doug Appleton, Blake Kim, and Cort Kim from Easton Lacrosse, in addition to San Francisco’s All West Lacrosse and Matt Oglesby.

Both the Coaches’ Clinic and the Youth Clinic will be held prior to the game on Saturday, October 16 and are being presented by Easton Lacrosse.

Spaces in both clinics are limited and participants will be chosen by random lottery. To be eligible for either free clinic lottery, you must (1) purchase a ticket for the event, and (2) complete the appropriate online registration form (link below). Youth clinic registration must be completed by a legal parent or guardian.  Deadline for clinic lottery registration is September 15.

For more:  http://www.sflacrosse.com/clinics.html

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Freshman Attacker Ryan Mix (Corona Del Mar, CA) Brings “Tremendous IQ For The Game”


Ryan Mix – Attack – Newport Beach, Calif. /Corona del Mar

 A two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American … ranked as the 36th best attackman in the class of 2010 according to Inside Lacrosse … racked up 322 points on 202 goals and 120 assists during his high school career … as a senior, tallied 102 points on 80 goals and 22 assists en route to being named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Year and the Orange County Player of the Year … also copped first-team all-league (Pacific Coast League) and all-county (Orange County) honors … 2010 Orange County Register Player of the Year … voted team captain twice by his teammates … received the Gratzinger Scholarship Award, which is the team award for leadership … a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American … two-time Pacific Coast League champion and two-time CIF finalists at Corona del Mar … as a junior, registered 102 points on 66 goals and 36 assists … voted as the team’s most valuable attackman … received first-team all-league and all-county accolades as a junior … played in the 2009 Under Armour Underclassman games for the Midwest team … competed at 2008 Adrenaline High Rollers and the 2009 California Gold … played at the 2009 Champ Camp with the SoCal Surf Dawgs … son of G.W. and Mary Mix … father played and coached lacrosse at Penn … mother competed in volleyball at UC Santa Barbara … has two younger brothers, Casey and Kyle.

Corrigan on Mix … “Ryan has a tremendous IQ for the game. His father’s a coach and he plays like a coach’s kid. He knows where to be and what to do. Physically, I think he’s really going to benefit from being here with our facilities and everything else that we have. In the meantime, we’re going to count his skills and his IQ for the game.”

For more:  http://www.und.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/091310aad.html

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Roanoke College Men’s Lacrosse Freshman Tryouts (Video)


A typical practice for incoming freshmen trying to become the next Maroon and Gray lacrosse legend. 2010 Fall Ball and tryouts.