Daily Archives: December 1, 2010

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse To Hold Annual “East-West Intra-Squad Scrimmage” On Dec. 2 At Oosterbaan Fieldhouse

The University of Michigan Men’s Lacrosse team will take the field tomorrow night, Thursday, December 2, when they participate in their annual East-West intra-squad scrimmage at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse in Ann Arbor.   Action will kick off at 6:30pm EST as the split squads will battle for bragging rights for their respective regions.  Assistant Coaches Ken Broschart and Mike Droesch will guide the East team, while fellow assistants Mark Greaney David Reinhard, and AT Bulus will lead the West squad.   The game will mirror a regular-season contest with a complete officiating crew as the Wolverines take the field in their last organized on-field activity before the start of the New Year.  The East squad won last year’s matchup with a 8-7 overtime result.

The Wolverines will then have the remainder of the semester to focus on their studies before returning to practice in early January in preparation for the defense of their back-to-back-to-back MCLA National Championships.  The Maize and Blue will open their season with three scrimmages before heading to Southern California for a tough, three-game road swing vs. Oregon, Loyola Marymount, and Chapman.

For all your Michigan Men’s Lacrosse info before the start of the ‘11 campaign, please visit mgobluelacrosse.com.

Contact:  Joe Hennessy

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse: Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2011 Schedule Including Penn State, Duke, Virginia, Syracuse, North Carolina And Princeton

Head coach Cathy Reese and the defending national champion Maryland women’s lacrosse team has announced their 2011 schedule, highlighted by home matches against Duke, Syracuse, Penn and North Carolina.

Maryland, which is coming off a 22-1 record in 2010, will hit the road for two

Maryland Women's Lacrosse Senior Katie Gallagher

matches against Richmond (Feb. 13) and Delaware (Feb. 16) before opening the home portion of its season against Penn State Feb. 20.

The Terps remain home for its first taste of Atlantic Coast Conference action with a match against Duke Feb. 26, and then trek to Charlottesville for a battle with Virginia March 4.

Maryland welcomes George Mason for a midweek match March 8 and cap the week when Syracuse heads to College Park March 12. The Terps end the month of March with three of its four matches on the road, including a tilt at Boston College March 20 and a trip to the site of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Stony Brook March 22.

Home matches against Penn (April 1), North Carolina (April 9) and Princeton (April 13) close out the Terps’ home slate before traveling to Virginia Tech April 16 for the conference regular season finale.

Maryland, the two-time defending ACC Tournament champion, looks to secure its third straight crown when the league championship takes place April 21-24 in Cary, N.C.

For more:  http://www.umterps.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/112910aaa.html

NCAA Div. II Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting: Mesa State (CO) Men’s Lacrosse Signs 13 Student-Athletes For 2011-12 Season From Western States Including California (4), Colorado (4) And Utah (3)

Thirteen student-athletes have signed NCAA National letters of Intent to play men’s Lacrosse for Mesa State starting in the 2011-12 campaign, head coach A.J. Stevens announced this week.  Included in the group are five athletes ranked among the Elite 25 seniors by West Side Lacrosse.

“I am very excited with the recruits that we signed from the class of 2011,” Stevens said.  “We have assembled some of the top players in the Western United States.  I feel they will adjust quickly to the college game, adding the depth and talent we need to be competitive with the top teams in NCAA Division II lacrosse.
Joining the Mavericks next fall are Talon Bates (Grand Junction/Grand Junction, CO), Zach Bullett (Juan Diego Catholic/Draper, UT), Daniel Caddoo (Fort Collins/Fort Collins, CO), Stephen Dunn (Juan Diego Catholic/Draper, UT), Mitch Flaherty (Amador Valley/Pleasanton, CA), Gabe Garcia (Foothill/Pleasanton, CA), Matt Hoff (Evergreen/Morrison, CO), Parker Hoffman (Jesuit/North Plains, OR), Eric McCosker (De La Salle/Concord, CA), Shane O’Neill (Foothill/Pleasanton, CO), Griffin Perkiel (Park City/Park City, UT), Dominic Pizzuti (Bowie/Austin, TX) and Austin Pridham (Bellarmine College Prep/Saratoga, CA).

Zach Bullett is a 6’3”, 195-pound long stick midfielder and team captain for Juan Diego Catholic.  As a junior, West Side Lacrosse named him the top player in the Western United States by ranking him #1 on the Elite 25.  He tallied 110 ground balls and was named first team all-state this past spring.  Zach also plays for Brady’s Bunch and participated at Jake Reed’s rising senior Nike Blue Chip Camp.  He is a high school teammate with fellow signee Stephen Dunn.
Austin Pridham is a 6’2”, 165-pound attackman for Bellarmine College Prep.  As a junior, West Side Lacrosse ranked him as the 6th best player in the Western United States.  He was named all-conference after scoring 46 goals and 55 assists this past spring.  Austin is also the starting cornerback on his high school football team.  He plays club lacrosse for the Nor Cal Braves.

Mitch Flaherty is a 6’1”, 188-pound attackman from Amador Valley High School.  As a junior, West Side Lacrosse ranked him as the 10th best player in the Western United States.  He was named first team all-conference and scored 42 goals and 38 assists this past spring.  Mitch also plays for Brady’s Bunch and participated at Jake Reed’s rising senior Nike Blue Chip Camp. 

Gabe Garcia is a 5’11,” 162-pound attackman and team captain for Foothill-Pleasanton High School.  As a junior, West Side Lacrosse ranked him as the 13th best player in the Western United States.  He was named first team all-conference in both 2009 and 2010 and scored 57 goals and 34 assists this past spring.  Gabe was named an All-Star at California Gold, Blue Chip 225, the Adrenaline Challenge and the Adrenaline Shootout.  He plays club lacrosse for Brady’s Bunch and is a high school teammate with fellow signee Shane O’Neill.

Stephen Dunn is a 6’1”, 188-pound attackman for Juan Diego Catholic High School.  As a junior, West Side Lacrosse ranked him the 22nd best player in the Western United States.  Stephen was named first team all-state while scoring 48 goals and 28 assists this past spring.  He plays club lacrosse for Brady’s Bunch and is a high school teammate with fellow signee Zach Bullett.

Griffin Perkiel is a 6’3”, 205-pound midfielder for Park City High School.  He tallied 43 goals and 22 assists while leading Park City high school to the state finals this past spring.   Griffin was selected to participate in the 205 East and was an all-star at both 205 West and the Adrenaline Shootout.  He also plays basketball for Park City and club lacrosse for Brady’s Bunch.

Shane O’Neill is a 5’8”, 145-pound defensive midfielder for Foothill-Pleasanton High School.  He tallied 130 groundballs, 4 goals and 8 assists this past spring.  Shane was also MVP and captain of the wresting team.  He plays club lacrosse for Brady’s Bunch and is a high school teammate with fellow signee Gabe Garcia.

Eric McCosker is a 6’1”, 190-pound defenseman for De La Salle High School.  He tallied 16 assists and 75 ground balls this past spring while winning the North Coast section.  He was selected for California Gold and Top 205.  Eric plays club lacrosse for Brady’s Bunch was a high school teammate with current Maverick Giuliano Sanchez.

Talon Bates is a 5’11”, 170-pound defensive midfielder for Grand Junction High School.  He was named to the academic all-state lacrosse team this past spring.  Talon is also team captain for his high school soccer team and was named all-state this fall.  He plays club lacrosse for Maverick Elite and was a high school teammate with current Mavericks Stu Foster and Taylor Watkins.

Daniel Caddoo is a 5’8”, 160-pound attackman for the Fort Collins Vipers.  He scored 24 goals and 14 assists this past spring.  Daniel was named to the all-conference team as a sophomore.  He was a high school teammate with current Mavericks Andrew Kurth and John Moore.

Matt Hoff is a 5’11”, 175-pound goalie for Evergreen High School.  He had a .721 save percentage while earning team MVP and all-conference honors this past spring.  Matt also plays club lacrosse for Denver Elite.

Parker Hoffman is a 6’1”, 190-pound midfielder for Jesuit High School.  He scored 25 goals and 7 assists last spring.  Parker is also a competitive skier for his high school ski team.  He plays club lacrosse for Rhino Elite and participated at California Gold this past summer.

Dominic Pizzuti is a 6’1”, 180-pound midfielder for Bowie High School.  He scored 45 goals and 23 assists and was named to the all-district team this past spring.  Dominic also plays club lacrosse for the ATX Laxbats and Team Austin.

For more:  http://www.mesamavs.com/news/2010/12/1/MLAX_1201101457.aspx

Oregon High School Girls Lacrosse Recruiting: Oregon City Girls Lacrosse Seniors Holly Cisneros And Tessa Kuehler Commit To NCAA Div. I Fresno State And Detroit

Seniors Holly Cisneros and Tessa Kuehler signed with Fresno State and Detroit, respectively, on national signing day Nov. 10. Both schools started women’s lacrosse programs during the 2009 season.


Oregon City Girls Lacrosse Middie Holly Cisneros

Cisneros, who goes to La Salle but lives in Oregon City and plays for the Pioneers, plans to study pre-veterinary sciences. Kueler plans to study mechanical engineering.

Cisneros and Kueler have been instrumental to a Pioneer team that has won the past two state championships. In the past two years, Kueler has netted 94 goals and 96 assists, while Cisneros accounted for 80 goals and 44 assists.

Cisneros follows former Pioneer standout Natalie Harrington to Fresno State. Harrington is currently a sophomore, and played in all 14 games for the Bulldogs in her freshman season, starting 10 and scoring four goals and three assists.

For more:  http://www.clackamasreview.com/sports/story.php?story_id=129116278026346400

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse: Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Is Profiled During Off-Season Training

 The women’s lacrosse team ended its 2010 campaign on a winning streak, taking four of its last five games to finish the season with an 8-7 overall mark and a 3-4 showing in conference play. Harvard will open its 2011 season in Palo Alto, Calif., where it will take on Stanford on February 26.

Harvard Women's Lacrosse

1.Typical pre-game meal.


Latte and a peanut butter sandwich.

2. List four songs your team listens to before games to get pumped up.

“Midd Kid,” “Bedrock,” “Swing” by Savage, and “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan.

3. Favorite team to play against and why?

This is what we hope we will do to ALL teams this year.

4. Most ridiculous thing that has taken place in your team’s locker room.

The mouse we tried to capture which then escaped only to reappear in someone’s locker. As for pranks—hiding in a laundry bin or behind snow banks just to scare upperclassmen strolling in. Also buying a fake mouse to relive the above story.

5. Most embarrassing moment on the field.

We fall sometimes…actually quite a bit.

6. Animal that best represents your team’s style of play and why.

Cheetah—not quite king of the jungle, but fast, scrappy, hardworking, and pretty.

7. Most ridiculous thing you have heard a fan yell at a game you were playing in.

Unfortunately, we don’t get too many fans yelling ridiculous things.

8. If you could play for another sports team at Harvard, which would it be and why?

Squash—it’s the most cut throat sport when you think about the attitude to area ratio. Plus, being part of a tradition of champions would be fun.

9. Position you would play in Quidditch.

Beater, it is the most aggressive form of defense ever.

10. If your team could go on a date with any professional athlete, who would it be and where would you take him/her?

We’d take whoever is up to the challenge, and we’d go paintballing.

For more:  http://www.thecrimson.com/blog/the-back-page/article/2010/11/30/thebackpage-fcp-womenslax-113010/