Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lacrosse In The Community: “LEAPS Lacrosse” (Lacrosse Education Attitude Perserverance Success) Was Co-Founded By Former Virginia Lacrosse All-American John Christmas To Serve Youth Lacrosse In Philadephia Area


LEAPS’ mission is to enrich the lives of youth through lacrosse and education, as well as instill the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. All of which will, in turn, help them develop a positive worldview. LEAPS will show that with hard work on and off the field, anyone can be successful. http://leapslax.org/

Young Laxer with a Championship Ring.

MCLA Men’s Div I Lacrosse Scores For Feb 25-26


SATURDAY, FEB 26

Brigham Young 16, Simon Fraser 8
Central Florida 30, Nebraska 8
Colorado – Mines 20, Wyoming 2
Colorado 14, Northern Colorado 4
Florida 9, Georgia 8
Florida State 17, Tennessee 9
Georgia Tech 7, Kentucky 5
Idaho 8, Gonzaga 3
Loyola Marymount 9, USC 7
Memphis 13, Mississippi State 12
New Mexico 11, Western State 7
North Carolina State 12, Miami U. 10
North Carolina State 13, Lindenwood 8
North Texas 9, Texas Tech 4
Oklahoma State 12, Stephen F. Austin 9
Portland State 5, Portland 2
Purdue 9, Marquette 5
Santa Clara 11, Chico State 9
Sonoma State 11, San Diego State 9
South Carolina 16, Louisiana State 1
South Carolina 16, Mississippi 3
Texas 19, SMU 3
Vanderbilt 7, Alabama 5

FRIDAY FEB 25

Arizona 18, UNLV 1
Chapman 11, UCLA 2
Colorado State 10, Cal Poly – SLO 8
Illinois 12, Vanderbilt 7
Kansas 15, Iowa 10
Miami U. 17, Alabama 10
Michigan 9, Oregon 8 (2 OT)
Minnesota 12, Minnesota St. Mankato 7
Mississippi 9, Louisiana State 3
Pittsburgh 11, Toledo 1
SMU 9, TCU 5
South Florida 13, Nebraska 9
Utah 12, Simon Fraser 11 (OT)

MCLA Div II Men’s Lacrosse Scores For Feb 25-26


Saturday Feb 26

Citadel 10, Reinhardt 6
Colorado – Mines 20, Wyoming 2
Colorado 14, Northern Colorado 4
Dayton 14, Elon 13
Emory 11, Savannah Art & Design 8
Grand Valley State 27, Butler 2
Idaho 8, Gonzaga 3
John Carroll 10, Oakland 8
Kennesaw State 11, Tennessee Wesleyan 9
Missouri S&T vs. St. Louis U. (ppd.)
Mitchell (D-III) 13, S. Connecticut State 0
Nevada 14, UOP 0
New Mexico 11, Western State 7
North Florida 18, Georgia Southern 5
Oklahoma State 12, Stephen F. Austin 9
Pacific Lutheran vs. Willamette (ppd.)
Portland State 5, Portland 2
Sam Houston State 28, Austin 1
St. Mary’s (CA) 8, Southern Oregon 7
St. Thomas 24, UNC – Charlotte 3
Trinity (TX) 8, Texas – San Antonio 5
UL – Lafayette vs. Tulane (ppd.)
Washington – St. Louis 18, Harding 6
Washington State 13, Central Washington 5
Western Oregon 6, Western Washington 5
Whitman 9, Montana State 8

Friday Feb 25

Biola 15, CSU Channel Islands 11
Ferris State vs. Butler (ppd.)
Palm Beach Atlantic 21, Georgia State 9
St. John’s (MN) 19, St. Olaf 11
St. Thomas 13, Dayton 11

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of UMass Men’s Lacrosse 11-9 Victory Over Ohio State


The #11 UMass men’s lacrosse team moved to 3-0 with a solid 11-9 win over #13 Ohio State on Saturday at Garber Field. Four different Minutemen scored two goals including freshman Connor Mooney, who scored the first two goals of his career in the final five minutes to seal the win. Anthony Biscardi, Colin Fleming and Art Kell also added a pair. Greg Rushing won sensation on face-offs winning 12-of-17 and scooped up a career-high 11 groundballs. Ohio State (3-1) suffered its first loss, a week after upsetting then-No. 3 North Carolina.

After falling behind 2-0 less than six minutes into the game, UMass reeled off three goals in a row to take a 3-2 lead with 9:45 left in the second quarter as Kell scored back-to-back goals.

Ohio State would tie the game at 3-3 and 5-5 — early in the third quarter. But Fleming scored consecutive goals on long blasts to regain a two-goal advantage at 7-5 with 1:00 left in the third quarter. Mike Fetterly notched his second goal of the season with 18 seconds left in the third to extend the lead to 8-5.

California Box Lacrosse: “Cali Lax All-Stars” Youth Box Lacrosse Coach Shaydon Santos Is Bringing “Canadian Box Lacrosse” Skills To West Coast With “Bay Area Super Series” On May 28-30 (Video)


  • FACT #1: 7 out of 8 NCAA scoring leaders come from a Box lacrosse background

FACT #2: Something special is happening in California.

All you East Coasters out there might not have heard about Shaydon Santos and his Cali Lax All-Stars youth box lacrosse teams, but they are making lots of noise in California’s Bay Area. Not only do they have the sweetest uniforms on the planet, their game looks good too.

Cali Lax All-Stars Box Lacrosse...Photo by Zach Heffner/Verdict Photography

Basing his teachings in his Canadian Box lacrosse roots, NLL veteran Shaydon Santos is helping american field players out big time: by teaching them Canadian Box lacrosse. ‘Amazing stick skills and working in tight spaces’ are just two of the many benefits field players can draw from
learning  ‘REAL’ box lacrosse skills. So basically; if you wanna be a good
player, practice hard. If you wanna be a great player,…play Box.

With over a decade of NLL experience behind him and some awesome ideas about the future, Shaydon is pretty much revolutionizing the landscape of American youth lacrosse and he wants you to be a part of it.

Cali Lax All-Stars Box Lacrosse...Photo by Zach Heffner/Verdict Photography

Each spring Shaydon hosts the Bay Area Super Series, which is the world’s
largest Box lacrosse tournament…oh, and it’s also a field tournament
too. Each year in May over 500 players gather in the Bay Area from all
over the States, Canada, and abroad to put it on the line. By embracing
the ‘hybrid’ nature of his coaching style, Shaydon set up this tourney to
see who the greatest team on the planet is…and what style they play.

The coolest part of all this is that Shaydon has asked me to be a coach,
and along with fellow NLL & MLL vet Tim Booth, we’re working real hard to

Cali Lax All-Stars Box Lacrosse...Photo by Zach Heffner/Verdict Photography

keep FACT #2 going.

Here’s a video of Cali Lax heading up to Seattle for a Stealth game and
two days of battle with the Jr. Stealth…look out for Paul Rabil, Lewis
Ratcliff and other Stealh players.

Check out Cali*Lax to see exactly what’s going down out in California.

http://calilax.com/

Bay Area Super Series: www.bayareasuperseries.com

Zach Heffner
Verdict Photography
Owner/Director of Photography
www.verdictphotography.com

NCAA Lacrosse: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse (3-1) Loses Road Opener To UMass 11-9 As Late Rally Comes Up Short


UMass went on a three-goal run in the final 4:11 to regain the lead. Colin Fleming scored at 4:11 and 1:00 and Mike Fetterly tallied with 18 seconds remaining for a 9-6 UMass advantage through 45 minutes. The Minutemen outshot the Buckeyes, 9-4, in the quarter.

 The No. 13-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team dropped its road opener to No. 11 UMass, 11-9, Saturday night at Garber Field in Jarred Bowman led the Buckeyes with a three goals (his first career hat trick) and four points. Sophomore Logan Schuss had two goals and an assist for three points and Jeff Tundo scored twice. Ohio State now is 3-1 on the year, while the Minutemen move to 3-0.

Ohio State Men's Lacrosse vs UMass on Feb 26

Amherst, Mass. Senior

The Buckeyes led 2-0 early but UMass outscored Ohio State 5-1 in the rest of the half to head into the lockerroom with a 5-3 lead. Ohio State again opened a half with two quick goals, tying the game at 5 early in the third quarter. The Minutemen scored three goals in the final 4:11 of the stanza to regain the lead (8-5). UMass scored 1:16 into the fourth quarter to take a four-goal lead for the first time. Back-to-back goals by the Buckeyes drew Ohio State within two (9-7) before Connor Mooney scored two goals 57 seconds apart to give UMass an 11-7 lead. The Buckeyes were able to score twice in the final 2:16 but could not get closer. 
Ohio State led 2-0 just over five minutes into the game. Mike Pires scored at 11:36, followed by a Tundo tally at 9:42. The Minutemen responded with a three-goal run to take the lead. Anthony Biscardi scored at 6:40 and Art Kell then scored back-to-back to tie the game and put UMass ahead. His first goal came with 2:23 left in the first and his second came with 9:45 left in the second. 

NCAA Lacrosse: #1 Virginia Men’s Lacrosse (3-0) Defeats #5 Stony Brook 11-10 On Attacker Steele Stanwick’s (5 Goals, 2 Assists) Game-Winner In Overtime


Steele Stanwick scored five goals, including the game-winning goal, to lead the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (3-0) to a thrilling 11-10 triumph over the No. 5 Stony

Steele Stanwick's seventh point of the game sealed the victory for the top-ranked Wahoos

Brook Seawolves (0-1) in overtime, Saturday afternoon, inside LaValle Stadium. Stanwick added two assists for a game-high seven points.

With 44 seconds left in the first overtime period, Stanwick grabbed a ricochet ground ball in front of the cage and delivered the winning shot in the open net.

“I give our kids a lot of credit,” said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. “We saddled them defensively the entire game, but you can’t stop them from making all the plays. It was a great lacrosse game – another great matchup, another great atmosphere here in Stony Brook.

The overtime contest was UVa’s first since beating Maryland 10-9 in seven overtimes, the longest game in NCAA DI history.

Goalie Adam Ghitelman picked up his 40th career win between the pipes for the Cavaliers, becoming the 17th player all-time in the nation to reach the milestone. The milestone puts Ghitelman in a tie with Kip Turner for the UVa record for goalie wins.

Stanwick put the Cavaliers on the board early after picking off a Seawolves clear attempt and scoring unassisted 1:22 into the game. The junior slid the ball past Rob Camposa, the Stony Brook goaltender, in a one-on-one situation.

For more:  http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=88761&SPID=10601&ATCLID=205104413&DB_OEM_ID=17800

NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse (2-0) Defeated Towson 3-2 In Live Webcast On ESPN3 (Video)


The Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team traveled up York road on Saturday and defeated Towson, 3-2 on a Matt Langan game winner.

Legends Of Lacrosse: The 1988 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships Featured The “Air Gait” Shot In Syracuse-Penn Semifinal (Video)


In the 1988 NCAA lacrosse tournament championship played at Syracuse University, the Orangemen defeated the Cornell Big Red, 13-8 for the first of their three straight NCAA titles. This Syracuse team is notable for being undefeated and for featuring the Gait brothers, Paul and Gary Gait, as well as lacrosse Hall-of-Famer Tom Marechek. It is also significant for being the NCAA tournament where Gary Gait took his famous “Air Gait” shot in a tight semi-final game against University of Pennsylvania. Syracuse won that semifinal game on a goal by Paul Gai with 3 seconds to play.

MCLA Lacrosse: Michigan’s Men’s Lacrosse Attacker Chad Carroll (4 Goals, 2 Assists) Shoots Overtime Game-Winner Against Oregon After LA Traffic And Rainy Weather Disrupt Team


 Although the staff had planned for a fair amount of L.A. traffic, no one was ready for the gridlock that existed on the 405 and the 101 on a Friday afternoon.  A 25 minute trip according to GPS eventually took over an hour and a half as the Wolverines arrived to the field just 25 minutes before the game.  The group quickly de-boarded and rushed to the locker-room to dress.
Michigan Men’s Lacrosse Attacker Chad Carroll

Following a faceoff win to open the second extra frame, Carroll took a pass from sophomore midfielder Joe Hrusovsky (Lake Forest, Ill. – Lake Forest) on the left wing and fired high, just inside the left elbow for the game-winning goal as the Wolverines rushed the field following the 9-8 win.

The University of Michigan Men’s Lacrosse team earned a 9-8 double-overtime win over the Oregon Ducks on Friday night (February 25) in Los Angeles, California at Harvard Westlake High School. Each team endured unfavorable weather conditions, yet showed even play throughout the first quarter with Oregon taking over in the second frame to take a 7-3 lead at halftime.

The Wolverines rallied in the final two quarters to tie and went on to win in double overtime advancing Michigan’s record to 2-0 overall.

The first goal of the game went to freshman atackman Jeff Chu (Berwyn, PA – Conestoga) who capitalized when the Ducks failed to clear the ball at 11:15 in the first quarter. Shortly after, the Wolverines had their first man up opportunity but were unable to convert and Oregon eventually tied the game at 1-1 at 8:08. Under four minutes later, senior attackman Trevor Yealy (Pittsburgh, PA – Upper St. Clair) scored on a dodge in front of the crease on an assist from junior midfielder Alex Vasilef (Bloomfield Hills, MI – Seaholm) with 4:20 left in the quarter. The boys in blue carried the momentum throughout the rest of the first quarter and closed out with a lead of 2-1 over the Ducks.

Momentum changed teams in the second as Oregon struck back after two unsuccessful Michigan clears to tie the game. The Ducks scored on their first man up opportunity off the faceoff to take the lead and went on to score four more unanswered goals on the Wolverines to take a 6-2 lead. At 4:46, the Michigan squad answered Oregon’s onslaught as senior attackman Chad Carroll (Cincinnati, OH – St. Xavier High) scored on an unassisted blast from the mid wing. OU called a timeout with 31.6 seconds left in the quarter and scored with three seconds left in the period to end the half with a 7-3 lead.

With their platoon plan in place, Michigan changed goaltenders at the beginning of the third replacing senior goaltender Mark Stone (Greenwich Village, CO – Cherry Creek) with senior goaltender Andrew Fowler (Grosse Pointe, MI – Hotchkiss, CT). The Maize and Blue struck first in the third quarter at 13:40 on a blast from Yealy, his second of the game. Oregon was able to score on the lone man up opportunity of the quarter almost ten minutes later on a fast break. The third turned out to be a duel for possession as each team had opportunities on both sides of the ball as the Ducks held their 8-4 lead after three.

The final quarter picked up where the battle for possession left off at the end of the third. Michigan began to gain momentum and was awarded three man up opportunities only one of which was successful on a goal from Carroll, his second of the night. As time wound down, the Michigan squad stayed poised as both sophomore attackman Thomas Paras (Lakewood, OH – St. Ignatius) and Vasilef scored to bring the Wolverines back to life and within one to tie the game. With only 2:41 left to play, Paras assisted Carroll on a backdoor blast, his third, to tie the game and force overtime with the game knotted at 8-8 after 60 minutes.

The first overtime quarter didn’t provide a winner as neither team scored on multiple possession and the game continued to a second overtime period. Following a faceoff win to open the second extra frame, Carroll took a pass from sophomore midfielder Joe Hrusovsky (Lake Forest, Ill. – Lake Forest) on the left wing and fired high, just inside the left elbow for the game-winning goal as the Wolverines rushed the field following the 9-8 win.

Statistically, Michigan tied Oregon in man-up opportunities but won every other category. U-M outshot the Ducks 33-26, and scooped up 54 groundballs, more than double UO’s 26.  The Wolverines were 14 of 20 on faceoffs, and cleared the ball 20 of 28 times while riding Oregon to 13 of 24 totals.  Each team finished 1-4 on the man-up.

The Wolverines will play their next game against Loyola Marymount University on Wednesday, March 2, at Leavy Field in Los Angeles, California at 3:00pm PST. The contest against LMU will be their second of three games during their trip in Southern California. For all of your Michigan men’s lacrosse needs, please visit mgobluelacrosse.com.