Daily Archives: January 27, 2011

Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse To Play Team USA In Champions Challenge ESPN Sport Complex On Jan 30 In Orlando, FL As The 2011 Season Opens

Growth Of Lacrosse: Utah Legislature Passes Bill “Mandating” Lacrosse Club Teams Be Allowed Use Of High School Fields “Without Fees”

“…some high school club lacrosse teams are being charged $1,000 dollars a game to use the school’s facilities and felt that was unfair treatment when other clubs in the school can use the facilities for no charge…”

The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that will allow High School Club teams to use high school fields for their practices and games. While some schools allow club sports or non UHSAA sanctioned sports, such as lacrosse, to use school facilities for free, others are charging clubs a fee. Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, would like to get rid of those fees.

“What we are finding is that many schools are restricting the use of the playing fields,” said Sandstrom. “These kids deserve access to their fields.”

Sandstrom noted that some high school club lacrosse teams are being charged $1,000 dollars a game to use the school’s facilities and felt that was unfair treatment when other clubs in the school can use the facilities for no charge.

The clubs would not have priority over UHSAA sanctioned practices or games, meaning a club lacrosse match could not take priority over a UHSAA girls soccer game.

For more: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/legislature/article_8e5da8e3-226c-52bc-a9e9-5947e213f25a.html

Monfort Family “Human Performance Lab” At Mesa State In Colorado Uses State-Of-The-Art Equipment To Analyze Lacrosse Shot Mechanics (Video)

Our state-of-the-art facility boasts some of the most technologically advanced equipment and capable personnel west of the Rocky Mountains. The Monfort Family Human Performance Laboratory provides a myriad of services for community members, athletes, students and faculty. This integrative multi-use human performance laboratory provides advanced physiological and biomechanical performance and wellness testing, services not currently available in Mesa County. It will expand student-learning opportunities and will serve to host future research projects.

Lacrosse Photos: Verdict Photography Featured On EastonLacrosse.com Website

Verdict Photography product shots are featured on EastonLacrosse.com website. http://verdictphotography.blogspot.com

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse Ranked #3 In Preseason Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Conference Poll

The University of Oregon lacrosse team was picked to finish third in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation preseason coaches’ poll, the league announced on Wednesday.

The Ducks finished with 23 voting points, tied with California, one of the teams they finished tied with in last season’s standings.

Stanford is the preseason favorite to win the league, earning six of seven first-place votes, with Denver also receiving one first place vote and tabbed second. UC Davis, Saint Mary’s and Fresno State round out the voting after being picked to finish fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Oregon finished tied with California and UC Davis for third place in the MPSF with a 3-3 league record (7-11 overall). The Ducks return first-team All-MPSF selections Alex Breiner, Jana Drummond and Colleen Taggart along with second-team all-conference pick Jess Drummond.

UO opens its 2011 season when it hosts Hofstra on Feb. 20.

Date Opponent Location Time (PT)    
  Sun, Feb 20  Hofstra Eugene, Ore.   1:00 p.m.    
  Fri, Feb 25  Fresno State * Eugene, Ore.   3:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Feb 26  Fresno State vs. Jacksonville at Eugene, Ore.   12:00 p.m.    
  Sun, Feb 27  Jacksonville Eugene, Ore.   2:00 p.m.    
  Fri, Mar 04  Louisville at Louisville, Ky.   2:00 p.m.    
  Sun, Mar 06  Cincinnati at Cincinnati, Ohio   8:00 a.m.    
  Fri, Mar 11  William & Mary Eugene, Ore.   5:00 p.m.    
  Mon, Mar 21  Iona at New Rochelle, N.Y.   11:00 a.m.    
  Wed, Mar 23  Dartmouth at Hanover, N.H.   9:00 a.m.    
  Fri, Mar 25  Vermont at Burlington, Vt.   12:00 p.m.    
  Sun, Mar 27  Albany at Albany, N.Y.   9:00 a.m.    
  Fri, Apr 08  California * at Berkeley, Calif.   1:00 p.m.    
  Sun, Apr 10  St. Mary’s * at Moraga, Calif.   1:00 p.m.    
  Fri, Apr 15  Stanford * Eugene, Ore.   3:00 p.m.    
  Sun, Apr 17  UC Davis * Eugene, Ore.   1:00 p.m.    
  Sat, Apr 23  Denver * at Denver, Colo.   12:00 p.m.    
MPSF Tournament
  Thu, Apr 28 –
 Sun, May 01
 MPSF Tournament at Moraga, Calif.   TBA

For more: http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=4427&SPID=251&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=205084517

Lacrosse In The World: The “South African Lacrosse Project” Coordinates A Lacrosse Program In South Africa For At-Risk Youth (Video)

The South African Lacrosse Project is a non-profit corporation organized for charitable purposes and the advancement of education by implementing and coordinating a lacrosse program in South Africa for at-risk youth, and assisting in the development and promotion of HIV prevention programs for orphans in South Africa.

SALP was originally conceived by two teenage brothers named Harrison and Kip Hart who live in Towson, Maryland, and has since grown into a full-scale youth development program in the Waterberg region in North Limpopo Province, South Africa. Through lacrosse education and training, SALP empowers at-risk youth by helping them to recognize what they are capable of accomplishing in their lives.

The South African Lacrosse Project teaches lacrosse to orphans and at-risk children from the Waterberg Welfare Society (“WWS”). Our lacrosse camps take place during the school holidays in July. The camp takes place over the course of a week, and lasts all day with a break for lunch. Camp is taught by Kip and Harrison Hart, as well as volunteers from the U.S. who have strong lacrosse backgrounds. The children who come to camp range in age from 7 to 20, yet all of the children play together. They are not divided into teams by age; they work together across the age difference. Lacrosse is used to teach discipline, cooperation, responsibility and the benefit of hard work. During the school year, the children play lacrosse every Wednesday, and are coached by members of the staff at the WWS who have also been through camp. The South African Lacrosse Project provides instruction and all of the equipment for the lacrosse program. Currently, four schools are participating in the lacrosse program which provides a chance for competitive play. Over 60 children participated in the 2009 lacrosse camp.

The South African Lacrosse Project uses facilities in Vaalwater owned by the WWS or Meetsetshehla High School. WWS has a sports equipment room that houses all the pads, sticks, balls, helmets, uniforms and shoes that the children play with. The fields the children practice and play on are located at Meetsetshehla High School. We will also be funding a sports equipment building and changing rooms at Meetsetshehla so that all the equipment can be secured in one location close to the fields and the children will be able to change into their sports clothes in a private location.

SALP has recruited experienced and qualified coaches to travel to South Africa to coordinate the program and to serve as coaches on a volunteer basis. SALP stimulates interest in lacrosse through its program and encourages youth participation in competitive matches and encourages good sportsmanship. Its program and facilities are available to any child in the community who desires to participate, is physically able, and is within the age range of the program. Most if not all youth that participate in the program are at-risk youth due to the high levels of poverty, crime and HIV/AIDS in the Waterberg region. Funds of the organization are derived entirely from contributions by the interested public. Disbursements are for equipment, clinic, education, traveling expenses, and general operating expenses.

Long term goals of SALP include raising enough funds to ensure that every orphan at the WWS is able to attend school (there is a fee to attend public school, and children enter high school with an average of a third grade reading level), and receives enough nutrition to be able to study and participate in sports effectively. Many of the orphans at WWS are infected and/or affected by HIV. In January of each year we are given a list of orphans who will not be able to attend school due to financial hardship, and we allocate funds to WWS to provide scholarships for children who show potential for academic success. Other funds provided to WWS will include funding for the construction of a sports equipment building and changing rooms that are closer to the lacrosse fields at Meetsetshehla High School. This building will store and secure the lacrosse equipment close to the lacrosse fields at the school, so that the equipment does not need to be transported from the WWS to the school (approximately three miles away). Future funds to the WWS will support the education and promote the well-being of children of the WWS (i.e. high school scholarships and a breakfast meal plan to stimulate brain activity before school).

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Highlights From Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Second Week Of Practice (Video)

Highlights from the second week of practice of 2011 season for the University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team.