Daily Archives: November 6, 2010

US Lacrosse Chapter Grants: US Lacrosse Awards 13 Western Chapters Grants For “Fast Break Initiative”, Coaching Clinics, Youth Development Programs And Equipment

Arizona – This chapter will support and host 15 free events during Fast Break Initiative “Super Weekend”. Events include: the Friday night keynote speech by Coach Don Zimmerman, head men’s lacrosse coach at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), a US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (CEP) Level 1 coaching clinic, U.S. men’s national team player clinic, Arizona Lacrosse Officials Association (ALOA) training, Arizona Women’s Lacrosse Umpires Association (AWLUA) training, Arizona State University (ASU) team player clinic and nine educational breakout sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Colorado – This chapter was awarded three grants. The first grant will be used to encourage coaches from around the state to attend a US Lacrosse Level 1 or Level 2 coaching education program (CEP) clinic in Denver by paying for hotel accommodations for any coach that lives more than 60 miles away from the clinic location. The second grant will be used to subsidize the cost for Level 1 and Level 2 CEP clinic attendees. The third grant will be used to supplement the ticket price for the Colorado Hall of Fame dinner for inductees, the keynote speaker and previous inductees as well as for commemorative photo books for the inductees.

Great Plains – This chapter received two grants. The first grant will help honor individuals who have contributed to the game in the Great Plains area by hosting a hall of fame banquet. The second grant will assist the Little Rock Lacrosse Club with introducing the sport of lacrosse to the community by focusing on the city’s youth. The chapter is looking to continue its past efforts with Sunday afternoon clinics for boys and girls in grades K-12; a fundraiser event called “Lacrosse for Leukemia” at War Memorial Stadium; a Level 1 CEP clinic; and visits to several local schools to offer an after-school “introduction to lacrosse” seminar at little to no cost to the students.

Greater Los Angeles – This chapter was awarded two grants. The first grant awarded is for its Youth Development Program. The chapter developed a handbook to assist with growing the game at the youth level. The youth program will strongly improve the natural progression of lacrosse development from the elementary level through high school. The second grant awarded will be used to subsidize the cost of a keynote speaker for the California Lacrosse Convention.

Houston – This chapter will use the grant to purchase girls’ sticks and goggles for introductory clinics and a Physical Education (PE) Loaner Program. These clinics are designed to recruit new players at the youth and middle school level.

Illinois – This chapter was awarded a grant to provide funding for the chapter’s own “chapter grant program.” The chapter would like to support the programs that grow the game in underprivileged and underserved areas.

Michigan – This chapter was awarded a grant to offset ticket costs for US Lacrosse members to attend the second annual Michigan Chapter Hall of Fame Banquet.

Northern California – This chapter will use the grant to reduce the costs for participants attending the Northern California Lacrosse Convention.

Orange County – This chapter was awarded a grant to help support the chapter’s efforts to send well-rounded teams to the US Lacrosse WDNT, U11 Lax Fest, U13 Lax Fest, U15 Lax Fest and the U15 National Championships. Additionally, this will help subsidize the cost of hosting US Lacrosse Level 1 CEP clinics within the chapter area.

San Diego – This chapter was awarded a grant to enable the chapter to send teams to the US Lacrosse WDNT, U11 Lax Fest, U13 Lax Fest, U15 Lax Fest and the U15 National Championships.

Utah – This chapter will use the awarded grant to host a Level 2 CEP clinic.

Washington – This chapter was awarded a grant to help equalize the costs associated with hosting the chapter’s Hall of Fame Banquet. This year, they will induct their third class.

Wisconsin – This chapter was awarded a grant to purchase US Lacrosse PE materials and equipment for the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association Convention.

More information on these and other US Lacrosse chapters can be found at http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/Chapters/USLacrosseChapters.aspx.

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For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/genrel/110510_us_lacrosse_awards_26_chapters_grants

MCLA College Men’s Lacrosse: Sonoma State (CA) Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Doug Carl Is Working To Revive A Program That Made An MCLA Championship Final In 2002 (Video)

2010 Record: 2-10 (1-5 WCLL)
2010 In Review: The Seawolves, one of most tradition-rich programs in the MCLA, stumbled badly, finishing with a 2-10 record. Eight of the 10 losses came by two goals or fewer (including six by a single goal), so Sonoma was closer than it appeared.

Goodbye… Ryan Larkin. When the injury bug set in on the Seawolves, Larkin was left as one of the few upperclassmen on the field. He finished the season with 16 goals and six assists, along with the respect of his teammates. “He was a really forceful guy and the team really leaned on him,” said Carl. “He’s a big reason a lot of the games were one-goal games. Without him, they would have been three or four-goal losses.”

Hello… John Rosa and Alisandro Ballarin. Rosa is a close defender out of Marin Catholic (Calif.) School while Ballarin is a multi-faceted player out of Patrick Henry (Calif.) High School. Ballarin is really an LSM, but he’ll be plugged into the close defense and d-middie positions, as well. Also keep an eye on Lees-McRae transfer Josh Lucero, a middie and former player at La Costa Canyon (Calif.) High School. The rookie class is 11-players deep, according to Carl.

Offseason Developments: Michael Clothier, the Seawolves senior goalie, is looking strong this fall after a bizarre accident ended his ’10 campaign. Playing in the rain, Clothier opted to put his game head on his back-up stick. That shaft shattered during the course of the game and a teammate pulled the stick out of his hand, draggin the splintered end through his grasp and turning his hand into hamburger. After 78 stitches were put in his paw, Clothier was on the shelf for the season. “Just one of those freak things,” said Carl. The coach said Kevin O’Rourke, who came in last year to finish out the season, will be pushing Clothier hard for the starting spot. “Goalie is going to be one our strengths this year, no question,” he said.

Sonoma will also be welcoming Panchito Ojeda to the staff as defensive coordinator. The former head coach at Marquette, Ojeda pulled up stakes with his wife and headed to wine country, where Carl was more than happy to add him as an assistant. “He’s such an enthusiastic guy; a real knowledgeable lacrosse guy so we just love having him on board,” said Carl. Can the defense gel in time for ‘Noma to get off to a better start? With two defenders able to make practice one day a week because of academic commitments along with a bunch of newcomers trying to find their collegiate legs, the back line will have to figure it out in a hurry. Throw in the fact that Clothier will have to shake off the rust from his injury and the Seawolves have serious obstacles on defense. “That’s going to be our real measuring stick,” admitted Carl.

Big Question:

Fall Schedule: The Seawolves have an extremely busy fall. It started on Oct. 9 when they defeated ’10 MCLA semifinalist Simon Fraser and followed that up with a one-goal setback to Dominican (NCAA D-II) on Oct. 15. There was the UC Davis play day on Oct. 23 where Sonoma was pitted against WCLL rivals Cal and Chico State, and then a scrimmage against the Barbary Coast men’s club team the following day. And that’s just the start. “We go pretty much straight through Thanksgiving,” said Carl. Some of the upcoming dates feature games against Notre Dame de Namur (NCAA D-II) and the Marin men’s club team.

For more:   http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2010-11/news/110510_film_study_sonoma_eyeing_past_successes

MCLA College Men’s Lacrosse: Cal Poly Men’s Lacrosse 2011 Schedule To Feature Chapman, Colorado State, Illinois, Oregon And Stanford


Cal Poly Lacrosse 2011 Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time  
February 11 UCSB Cal Poly 7 p.m.  
February 12 Claremont Cal Poly 3 p.m.  
February 19 Chapman Chapman 7 p.m.  
February 25 Colorado State Cal Poly 7 p.m.  
March 5 Cal* Cal 1 p.m.  
March 6 Santa Clara* Santa Clara 12 p.m.  
March 13 Texas State Cal Poly 1 p.m.  
March 21 Ilinois Cal Poly 12 p.m.  
March 22 Univ. of San Diego Univ. of San Diego 7 p.m.  
March 23 San Diego State San Diego State 7 p.m.  
April 2 UC Davis* Cal Poly 1 p.m.  
April 7 UC Santa Cruz Watsonville HS 7 p.m.  
April 9 Simon Fraser Oregon 2 p.m.  
April 10 Univ. of Oregon Oregon 11 a.m.  
April 16 Stanford* Cal Poly 2 p.m.  
April 23 Sonoma State* Cal Poly 1 p.m.  
April 30 Chico State* Chico 2 p.m.  

*Denotes WCLL Division 1 League Game
WCLL Final Four Tournament May 7-8 in Novato, California
MCLA National Championship Tournament May 17-21 in Denver, Colorado

US Lacrosse Releases “The Ultimate Lacrosse Sourcebook” Digital Version