Daily Archives: October 20, 2010

Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational: “The Iroquois Nationals” And “Nike Lacrosse” Highlight This Year’s “International Lacrosse Event” On Oct. 29-31, 2010 In Waikiki, HI


  •   The IROQUOIS NATIONALS Team to Compete in AnnualInternational Event  

  • “Nike Lacrosse is proud to begin a partnership with one of the premier events in the world of lacrosse,” said Joe Taylor, Nike Lacrosse manager. “We are especially proud to highlight our partnership with the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team as part of N7, Nike’s commitment to bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the U.S. and Canada.”

HONOLULU, HI (October 20, 2010) – The Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament presented by Nike will take place at Kapiolani Park, in Waikiki, Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31. This is the first year Nike Lacrosse is sponsoring the event.

Highlighting the tournament this year is the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, whose members will come together in competition for the first time since being unable to compete in the FIL Lacrosse World Championship last June in Manchester, England, due to visa complications. The Iroquois Nationals will also debut their new game day jersey, featuring the Nike N7 logo. Nike has partnered with the Iroquois Nationals since 2006.

The Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament has three divisions for men (Elite, Masters and Grand Masters), and one division for women (Elite). The Iroquois Nationals will compete in the men’s Elite division. Hawaii Lacrosse expects 30 teams to compete in this year’s event, including teams from Japan, Canada and the mainland.

The tournament brings 2,000 players and spectators to Honolulu each year to play and watch the “fastest game on two feet” and participate in a number of social events (schedule below). The tournament consistently attracts professional players and members of national teams throughout the world. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association (AYLA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance boys and girls youth lacrosse in Hawaii, and the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that honors and empowers wounded warriors by providing veterans with beneficial programs and a network of support from like service members.

“As we celebrate 20 years hosting our international tournament, we are thrilled to begin a partnership with Nike Lacrosse,” said tournament director and AYLA president Rudie Schaefer. “Our goal is to bring the best lacrosse players in the world to share their enthusiasm of the sport with our youth and our Hawaii lacrosse ohana. Having the support of a brand like Nike, as well as our other generous sponsors, will certainly help make that a reality this year.”

Additional sponsors of the 20th anniversary tournament include Aqua Hotels and Resorts, Lulu’s Waikiki, DeWalt, Girls Who Surf, Primo Island Lager, Red Bull, Talon Lacrosse and Tribal West Lacrosse.

For more information, visit www.hawaiilacrosse.com. Digital images and interviews available upon request.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 29 

  • 10:30 am: Native Hawaiian Youth Clinic presented by Nike N7 and the Iroquois Nationals, with equipment giveaways (free)
  • 4:00 pm: – Wimmer Solutions Boy’s Youth Clinic, with equipment giveaways (free)
  • Stick With It! Lacrosse Girl’s Youth Clinic, with equipment giveaways (free)
  • 6:30 – 9:30 pm: Welcome party at Rumfire in the Sheraton Waikiki

Saturday, October 30

  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Tournament 1st and 2nd round games
  • 4:30 pm: Exhibition game (details to be announced)

Sunday, October 31

  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: Tournament final rounds
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Men’s and women’s championship games
  • 4:00 pm: Tournament closing ceremoney and awards presentation
  • 7:00 pm: Halloween party at Lulu’s Waikiki (tickets available for purchase at the tournament)

About Hawaii Lacrosse

Established in 1989, the mission of the Hawaii Lacrosse Club is to promote the development of lacrosse in Hawaii and the Pacific. In partnership with the U.S. Lacrosse Hawaii Chapter, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2005, the Hawaii Lacrosse Club strives to provide programs and services that inspire participation while protecting and honoring the integrity of the game. We envision a future that offers people of all ages in our Pacific Region the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.

Lacrosse On TV: MTV’s “Teen Wolf” To Star Tyler Posey As “Lacrosse Player” In A “Darker” Remake Of The Michael J. Fox Movie Script

“In the movie, Michael J. Fox’s character… already had the werewolf DNA in his blood. Whereas on the TV show, I’m bit [by a creature]. It’s a lot darker than the movie. [Also] the sport [I play]

Tyler Posey will star in MTV's "Teen Wolf"

 isn’t basketball, it’s lacrosse.”

The story follows the life of often unnoticed lacrosse player Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), who wishes he could just be popular. One night, when his best friend Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) convinces him to go out into the woods to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness and narrowly escapes an attack with a vicious bite in his side. When strange things start to happen, and Scott realizes that he has new powers and abilities, he quickly learns that his life will never be the same.

“…he gets great at his sport, lacrosse, and becomes an all-star…”

 Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey has confirmed that the upcoming MTV series will be “completely different” from the 1985 film. Michael J. Fox starred in the original movie as Scott Howard, a high school student born with werewolf DNA.

Posey told Collider: “It thought it was awesome that they were redoing [Teen Wolf] but I wasn’t expecting what I read from the script.”

He explained: “In the movie, Michael J. Fox’s character… already had the werewolf DNA in his blood. Whereas on the TV show, I’m bit [by a creature]. It’s a lot darker than the movie. [Also] the sport [I play] isn’t basketball, it’s lacrosse.”

However, the actor insisted that fans of the film will still enjoy the new television remake.

“I think for the people who know the movie and hear of Teen Wolf on MTV, there’s going to be some weird stuff going through their heads,” he admitted. “But I think that anyone, fan of the movie or not, will love this show.”

Teen Wolf is expected to premiere on MTV in 2011.

For more:   http://www.digitalspy.com/ustv/news/a283189/posey-new-teen-wolf-different-to-film.html

California Women’s College Lacrosse: UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse Hosted Third Annual “Santa Barbara Fall Brawl” Featuring 18 Teams From Three States Playing 30 Games On October 16th & 17th


NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Air Force Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2011 Schedule Which Features Hofstra, Loyola, Denver, Ohio State, And Hobart


02/19/11 vs. Siena Syracuse, NY 12:00 p.m. ET02/25/11 vs. Vermont USAFA 7:30 p.m. MT
03/05/11 vs. Manhattan Denver, CO 11:00 a.m. MT03/06/11 vs. Jacksonville Denver, CO 11:00 a.m. MT03/11/11 at Fairfield * Fairfield, CT 7:30 p.m. ET03/13/11 at Hofstra Hempstead, NY 12:00 p.m. ET03/19/11 vs. Loyola * USAFA 12:00 p.m. MT03/26/11 at Denver * Denver, CO 1:00 p.m. MT04/02/11 at Mercer Macon, GA 12:00 p.m. ET04/09/11 at Bellarmine * Louisville, KY 12:00 p.m. ET04/18/11 vs. Ohio State * USAFA 3:00 p.m. MT04/23/11 vs. Presbyterian USAFA 12:00 p.m. MT04/30/11 vs. Hobart * USAFA 12:00 p.m. MT05/06/11 ECAC Tournament Denver, CO TBA05/08/11 ECAC Tournament Denver, CO TBA

Lacrosse On Television: Founder Of ESPN Says ESPN Still Considering Covering “Other Sports, Such As Rugby And Lacrosse”, But NFL And Major League Baseball Still Top Priority

“…Rasmussen still gets suggestions that ESPN should cover other sports, such as rugby and lacrosse…”

Sports fans older than 30 tend to react with a common emotion when they encounter Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN: gratitude.

“More than anything, people say, ‘Thank you for ESPN. I can’t imagine my life without it,’” Rasmussen said.

Sports fans younger than 30 are thankful, too, but they literally don’t know life without the 24-hour, all-sports network. ESPN went on the air in 1979 after Rasmussen pushed ahead despite detractors who said it would never work.Rasmussen (is traveling country giving a speech) …titled “Sports, Patriotism and the American Dream.”

An Air Force veteran, Rasmussen is unflinching in his belief that possibilities are endless in the United States.

“There are opportunities in America that no one has anywhere else in the world,” he said. “I’m proud to be an American. Where else could you start ESPN? Where else could Bill Gates create Microsoft? …Country and patriotism get me going.”

Rasmussen still gets suggestions that ESPN should cover other sports, such as rugby and lacrosse.

“When I originally wanted to start a 24-hour sports network, the knee-jerk reaction was, ‘Who watches 24 hours a day?’” Rasmussen said. “The fact is, people want to tune in anytime and see it.”

During the early days of ESPN, the network aired many so-called fringe sports because CBS, NBC and ABC controlled the contracts with the major pro sports. That changed over the years, obviously, as ESPN has rights to televise all major sports.

Rasmussen said it’s hard to predict the future – when ESPN began, the world had yet to encounter the Internet, digital technology or Chad Ochocinco – but he said he believes ESPN will remain a main source for broadcasting the NFL and Major League Baseball.

“The NFL needs ESPN,” he said. “Major League Baseball needs ESPN. They’re paid handsomely, for one thing. It’s great for marketing the sports. I don’t thing you’ll see the pro sports leave ESPN.”

For more: http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101020/SPORTS/10200345/1002