Daily Archives: November 30, 2010

Southern California Lacrosse Tournaments: Team Talon Boys Lacrosse Won The JV And Middle School Lacrosse Championships At The 2010 Palm Desert Lacrosse Classic

The Team Talon JV team, sponsored by Easton Lacrosse, won the 2010 Palm Desert Lacrosse Classic JV Division by playing a selfless, fast team oriented brand of lacrosse that has come to embody the team's approach. Over 5 games, the JV team scored 49 goals and allowed 5 goals. The JV team was made up of 16 freshmen and 3 sophomores, beating a talented sophomore loaded team from NorCal in the finals, 6-3. Photo by Richard Goss.

 The scores for the JV game were:   

Team Talon JV Lacrosse Middie Kodiak Adams in action against Lax West Snipers in the 2010 Palm Desert Lacrosse Classic. Photo by Richard Goss.


Team Talon 13, SoCal Crusaders 0
Team Talon 13, SoCal Tomahawks 0
Team Talon 11, OC Lax Club 0
Team Talon 9, Lax West Snipers 2
Team Talon 6, Norcal Golden Bears 3
The roster for the JV team was as follows:
Patrick Tracy
Frankie Hattler
Rick Emerson
Chris Hill
Steven Wilm
Sean Mayle
Joe Reid
Peter Tagliaferri
Mikie Schlosser
Kodiak Adams
Josh Wellman
Aran Roberts
Niko Souza
 Cole Steigerwald
James Harrison
Liam Bourke
Doug Strazza
Cyrus Scott
Will Ernst
The Team Talon Middle School Lacrosse team won the Middle School division by scoring 46 goals and while allowing just 12 goals. The scores for the Team Talon middle school team were:     

Team Talon Lacrosse Attacker Trenton Shore driving in the 2010 Palm Desert Lacrosse Classic. Photo by Richard Goss.

Team Talon 7, So Cal Red 0
Team Talon 11, OC Crush 2
Team Talon 9, La Paz Ligres 6
Team Talon 11, Lawless 2
Team Talon 8 Laz Paz Ligres 2




The roster for the Middle School team was:

Ben Knaus
Wiley Bonham
Trenton Shore
Ryan Clark
Nick Stinn
Peter Alimam
Colin Rutan
Tyler Mackin
Bailey Laolagi
Brook Rideau
Pat Ward
Mitch Olinger
Joey Carrington
Juan Carlos O’Neil
Greg Carroll
Austin Appleton
Phillip Goss

Team Talon Middle School Lacrosse goalie Austin Appleton in action at the 2010 Palm Desert Lacrosse Classic. Photo by Richard Goss.

Lacrosse Commercials: MLL Boston Cannons Middie Justin Smith Stars In “Code Blue Recovery Drink” Commercial (Video)

Code Blue Recovery Drink is perfect for all high intensity workouts. Professional Lacrosse player Justin Smith of the Boston Cannons (Official) works hard and plays hard, and knows the benefits of drinking Code Blue before and after his daily workouts and lacrosse games. Check out this video of Justin displaying his la…x moves & why Code Blue Recovery Drink “gets it done” in the world of tough workouts.

Arizona Girls Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Awards “2010 Excellence In Growing The Game” Award to Jessica Livingston Who Founded And Developed Girls Lacrosse In Northern Arizona And Phoenix Areas

US Lacrosse has announced Jessica Livingston (Scottsdale, Ariz.) as the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Growing the Game award. This award is for an individual who supports the US Lacrosse mission and vision, working effectively and tirelessly to develop lacrosse in a particular geographic area.

Livingston boasts a lengthy list of accomplishments and honors in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and Northern Arizona lacrosse communities. Since 2002, she has held the head coach position of the two-time state champions, Chaparral Varsity Girls Lacrosse Club. She served as an umpire to the Arizona Girl’s Lacrosse Association (AGLA), a high school level league, from 2002 to 2004.

In 2004, she founded and still manages AZ Girls Lacrosse, LLC, a league for girls in grades K-9. To date, more than 1,000 girls have participated in the program. In addition to starting a program for the youth in 2004, she also founded and continues to play for the only women’s post-collegiate team in Arizona, the Arizona Storm.

She has received other formal recognition, including the Women’s Sports Association Community Leader of the Year Award for 2006-2007 and the YWCA Tribute to Women Sports Leader Award in 2007. From 2004 to 2008, she was on the Executive Committee of the AZGL. From 2008 to 2010 she was on the Arizona Chapter US Lacrosse Board of Directors and the US Lacrosse Board of Directors.

Additionally, she ran free clinics for girls; made presentations to many schools and organizations demonstrating lacrosse; and partook in Sports Explosion, the Governor’s Sports Clinic, Native Vision and Gamebreaker Camp. Livingston has helped coordinate local events surrounding the 2009 and 2010 US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Association Championships in Scottsdale. She also played an active role in the Youth Sports Summit and the City of Scottsdale’s Youth Sports Task Force.

“Knowing and working with Jessica reminds us why we do what we do at US Lacrosse,” said Mary Cate Slay, US Lacrosse manager of youth development. “She embodies the spirit, honor and growth of this game for young women and is a natural leader for all who are lucky enough to work directly or indirectly with her. She has volunteered countless hours at the local and national levels and we are proud to add her name to the past decade of Youth Award recipients.”

“I am continually amazed at her enthusiasm and commitment to growing the sport in Arizona,” said Marie Baca, US Lacrosse Arizona chapter president. “While Jessica’s love and commitment to the game is evidenced on paper, nothing beats seeing the amazing interaction she has with players, parents and fellow lacrosse coaches.”
About US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.

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Emily Gibson

Public Relations Associate, US Lacrosse

(410) 235-6882 ext. 130


Lacrosse Stick Skills: IMG Lacrosse Academy Video Features Sean DeLaney (Video)

Lacrosse superstar Sean DeLaney performs some awesome lacrosse tricks and lacrosse stick tricks at the IMG Lacrosse Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

The IMG Lacrosse Academy is the premier lacrosse training facility in the world. Directed by Kevin Finneran, the IMG Lacrosse Academy has lacrosse camps for boys and girls throughout the year and during the summer.