Daily Archives: December 3, 2010

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse: Chapman Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2011 Schedule Including Michigan, Oregon, Arizona, BYU And Colorado State


MCLA Men’s Lacrosse: Chapman Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2011 Schedule Including Michigan, BYU, Oregon And UC Santa Barbara


DATE
DAY  
OPPONENT 
SITE 
 
2/5
Sat.
Alumni
Chapman
 
2/12
Sat.
U San Diego
San Diego
 
2/19
Sat.
Cal Poly SLO
Chapman
 
2/25
Fri.
UCLA
Chapman
 
2/27
Sun.
Oregon
Chapman
 
3/5
Sat.
Michigan
Chapman
 
3/10
Thur.
SD State
San Diego
 
3/15
Tues.
Arizona
Chapman
 
3/17
Thur.
Ithaca
Chapman
 
3/20
Sun.
Loyola
Los Angeles
 
3/25
Fri.
Utah
Salt Lake
 
3/26
Sat.
BYU
Provo
 
4/2
Sat.
USC
Chapman
 
4/9
Sat.
U of Colo
Boulder, CO
 
4/11
Mon.
Colo. State
Ft Collins, CO
 
4/16
Sat.
Claremont
Claremont
 
4/23
Sat.
UC SB
Chapman
 
4/30
Sat.
SLC Quarters
TBD
 
5/6
Fri.
SLC Semis
TBD
 
5/8
Sun.
SLC Finals
TBD
 
 5/17
Tues
MCLA Finals
Denver, CO
 

“Lacrosse Magazine” Releases December 2010 “Digital Edition”


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Injury Prevention In Lacrosse: New York High Schools “Safety & Research Committee” Votes Down Proposal To Mandate Helmets In Girls Lacrosse Supporting US Lacrosse Position That Women’s Lacrosse Is A “Different Game” Than Men’s Lacrosse


A motion that would have required men’s lacrosse helmets to be worn in women’s lacrosse was defeated, 7-2, Thursday in a vote by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYPHSAA), much to the relief of the sport’s advocates.

"Maybe in the near future they could have some type of lightweight protective head gear. I don't think they should wear the boys' helmets. It's too heavy and girls don't wear shoulder pads and chest protectors like they do in the boys' game. But some kind of protective head gear would be a good thing." (Kingston girls' lacrosse coach Debbie Eaton) Photo by LaxBuzz

“Congratulations to all. Everyone’s efforts were rewarded,” Jacquie Gow, head varsity coach at Glen Cove (N.Y.) High School and New York State girls’ lacrosse coordinator, wrote in an e-mail.

The vote, conducted by the NYSPHSAA’s Safety & Research Committee, had been cause for consternation in recent weeks and met opposition from lacrosse leaders. The proposal came about due to the desire to reduce the number of concussions in girls’ lacrosse. The topic was discussed in New York last year as well, but it was not brought up for a vote, as it has been this year.

US Lacrosse has been at the leading edge of addressing the concern over concussions, but does not support this particular approach.

“I think the idea of making girls wear helmets that were specifically designed for a different game is irresponsible,” said Ann Carpenetti, managing director for game administration, in a Nov. 18 article on Lacrosse Magazine Online.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2010-11/news/120210_new_york_votes_no_on_helmets_in_girls_lacrosse

National Youth Lacrosse Championships: US Lacrosse Expands U15 National Championships and Lax Fests to West, Central, Northeast and Southeast Locations


 

West Regional — May 13-15 in Phoenix, AZ at the Reach 11 Sports Complex

US Lacrosse will expand its popular Under-15 National Championships presented by Champion and Lax Fests for 2011, and registration for eight major events is now open.

The US Lacrosse U15 National Championships will begin with four regional championship tournaments in the weeks leading up to the July national championships. The Central, Northeast, Southeast and West Regionals, also presented by Champion, will give teams opportunities to earn berths and higher seeding for the national championships, along with registration discounts.

The schedule of the four regionals:
West Regional — May 13-15 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the Reach 11 Sports Complex
Northeast Regional — May 20-22 in Amherst, Mass., at the University of Massachusetts
Central Regional — June 10-12 in Arlington, Texas, at the Patterson Sports Complex
Southeast Regional — June 17-19 in Raleigh, N.C., at the CASL Soccer Complex

Each US Lacrosse U15 National Championship Regional will run alongside an expanded US Lacrosse Lax Fest that will now include three age divisions (U11, U13 and U15).

“Both the U15 National Championships and the Lax Fests rank among US Lacrosse members’ favorite events, so it made sense to increase the opportunities for players, coaches and families to participate in them,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “We’ve selected four great facilities to help give teams a first-class experience.”

US Lacrosse membership is required for players and coaches to participate, and players who meet age requirements may participate in more than one Lax Fest and U15 Regional at the same site. To play in the U11 Lax Fest, for example, players may not turn 11 on or before Dec. 31, 2010. High school-level players and ninth-graders are permitted in the U15 National
Championship Regionals, but not in the Lax Fests.

The US Lacrosse Lax Fests, formerly called Youth Festivals, are participation- and sportsmanship-focused events that do not crown champions or name all-tournament teams. The third annual US Lacrosse U15 National Championships conclude in July and crown the best boys’ and girls’ teams in the country after tournament-format competition.

Five teams have already earned bids to the 32-team US Lacrosse U15 National Championship events based on their performance at last year’s championship. On the boys side, two-time defending champion FCA has earned a bid along with the three other semifinalists: For the Love of the Game (N.Y.), NESLL Black (Mass.) and Nor Cal Elite and and Sportsmanship Award winner Jersey Ridgers.

On the girls’ side, defending champ Yellow Jackets (N.Y.) has earned a bid to nationals along with semifinalists Cardinal Girls (Va.), Pacific Falcons (Calif.) and Stars Gold (Va.) and Sportsmanship Award winner Greater Houston (Texas).

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 62 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.<http://www.uslacrosse.org./>

About Champion®
Since 1919 Champion athleticwear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including sport bras, activewear, team uniforms, sweats and accessories. Champion athleticwear can be purchased at most sporting goods and department stores. For more information please visit www.championusa.com. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI).