“2011 Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival”: San Diego-Based “Pacific Falcons” Win The Middle School Girls “Coachella” Division Championship


 

 

2011 Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Middle School Girls Champions: PACIFIC FALCONS

High-scoring attacker Devon Doheny was almost unstoppable in leading the Pacific Falcons to the Middle School division championship. Attackers Taylor Jervis and Cici Ricci were also responsible for a bunch of goals and assists as the Falcons posted a 5-0 record and soundly defeated BearLax Green, 9-2, in the title tilt.

 

Genesis Lucero and Amanda Marks were the key figures in midfield, helping the Falcons control possession with strong work on the draws and ground balls as well as in the clearing game. Alex Rasmussen was highlighted by the coaching staff for her nonstop hustle and leadership. Natalie Yorba and Sami Herrick anchored a dominating defense that helped Pacific outscore its four pool play opponents, 62-14.

Joe Brown is the director of the Pacific Falcons program, which draws from the greater San Diego region and has players from such towns as Poway, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad and Carmel.  “The reason our team performs so well is that we are, first and foremost, a true team. Our players make the right pass and get the ball to the open girl no matter who it is,” Brown said. “The players are the focus of our program at all levels. We are not in the business of lacrosse, but rather handle the business side so as to provide maximum opportunities for these dedicated players. We are in the club game for the right reasons and always place kids first.”

Cory Samaras, cory@synapsesports.com, 443-822-8606

Michael Watson, mwatson@laxwestlacrosse.com, 858-220-0546

SYNAPSE SPORTS

Synapse Sports is the premier provider of lacrosse playing opportunities and recruiting events in the U.S.  Founder and CEO Cathy Samaras has been a trailblazer in the sport of lacrosse, working tirelessly for over 20 years to promote the growth and development of the game – from grassroots to global.  To learn more about the exciting events organized by the company visit www.synapsesports.com or call 410-573-1414. 

LAX WEST LACROSSE

Founded by former UVA 4-time All American Michael Watson, Lax West is committed to helping its participants reach their full potential as competitive lacrosse players and coaches through a variety of platforms including instructional and competitive camps, clinics and events, as well as coaching clinics and seminars, invitational exhibitions, games and tournaments. Visit www.laxwestlacrosse.com for more information.

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