Daily Archives: October 18, 2010

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse To Host “2010 Colorado Lacrosse Showcase” On Oct. 23 Which Features All-Star Professional Lacrosse Team Facing 2010-11 Pioneers Squad


The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will play some of the top professional lacrosse players on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Prior to the start of the game, the Pioneers will host their annual alumni vs. alumni game.

“Last year’s game against the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse was the kick-off for a fantastic 2010 season for the Denver Pioneers,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “This year’s contest against the pro players, should prove to be just as exciting.  There is no more beautiful venue in collegiate lacrosse than our own Peter Barton Stadium and I know that our many talented freshmen, as well as our returning veterans look forward to their first game together.”

Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance and $7 if purchased the day-of at the DU Box Office. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased through www.TicketMaster.com or at the DU Box Office, located in the Daniel L. Ritchie Center on the DU campus. Admission for DU students is free with a valid Pioneer Card.

Following the game, the Denver Outlaws will host the Colorado Lacrosse Showcase Youth Clinic from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the field at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, open to boys in second through eighth grade.

Admission for the youth clinic is $50 and includes a ticket to the Colorado Lacrosse Showcase game. DU head coach Bill Tierney will make an appearance along with assistant coaches Trevor Tierney and Matt Brown. Trevor Tierney is a former Denver Outlaws player and coach, while Brown is a current Denver Outlaws player.

Skills covered in the clinic include shooting, dodging, footwork, one-on-one defense, clearing and transition work. An autograph session with the Outlaws players will also be included.

To register or for more information on the clinic, visit www.DenverOutlaws.com/showcase.

Following the afternoon’s festivities, the Pioneers will host their first-ever DU Men’s Lacrosse Fall Celebration Dinner at the Cherry Hills Country Club. The dinner will serve to celebrate the Pioneers’ accomplishments during the 2010 season that included the 2010 ECAC Championship, a perfect 7-0 conference record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Pioneers will also honor the DU All-Decade Team and important friends of the DU men’s lacrosse program.

For more:  http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90265&SPID=10874&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=205003451

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Played And Won Matches Against St. Mary’s, Fresno State And UC Davis Over The Weekend


The Stanford women’s lacrosse team took down St. Mary’s, Fresno State, and UC Davis last Saturday in a round-robin playday, a good start to the season before the team heads to Philadelphia this

Women's lacrosse continued preseason play with three wins over the weekend against St. Mary's, UC-Davis and Fresno State. (ANDREW STILES/ The Stanford Daily)

weekend.

Because the official lacrosse season does not start until winter, the games were informal and no official scores were kept. Nevertheless, the Cardinal had no trouble dusting off all three opponents, clearly outplaying and outscoring all three.

Head coach Amy Bokker complimented the three MPSF foes for their solid play, saying, “Fresno State now has a couple years under their belt–they seem to have more experience. UC Davis has always been right there in the MPSF–they held their own. St. Mary’s looked pretty competitive, too, but mainly it was just nice to get out and play against three conference opponents.”

Stanford started the day with a 9 a.m. match against St. Mary’s. The Cardinal dominated the time of possession and got its fair share of turnovers, but had some trouble scoring when close to the goal.

For more:  http://www.stanforddaily.com/2010/10/18/w-lacrosse-playday-sweep/

Lacrosse In America: The NB3 Foundation Supports Native American Sporting Traditions Such As Lacrosse (Video)


Lacrosse has been a popular college and Olympic sport in the United States for over a century, but many people are unaware of its roots in Iroquois tribes and Native American culture. The NB3 Foundation, working together with NCAA coaches, brought a group of Native American teens to the field one day to learn about the rules and fundamentals of the game, as well as its ties to their heritage.

Watch as these teens pick up the basics—right down to picking up the ball—and learn the sport’s history as an event prescribed by the medicine man within tribes. Many of the youth were inspired to look deeper into the history of the game, and to bring back the tradition within their communities.

The NB3 Foundation was established in 2005 to address the profound health and wellness issues impacting Native American youth and to empower those youth and help them realize their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. The NB3 Foundation Challenge began in 2008, bringing together top players from the PGA TOUR in order to raise money and awareness about the mission and efforts of the NB3 Foundation.

Lacrosse Commercials: Full-Length Nike “Boom” Commercial (Video)


Nike Commercial from Fall of 2010

Lacrosse Skills And Techniques: Professional Lacrosse Player Brett Hughes Demonstrates Defensive Skills (Video)


STX promo player, Brett Hughes, demonstrates how to play defense in lacrosse.