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California High School Lacrosse: Northern California Chapter of US Lacrosse Names 2011 High School Boy’s Lacrosse All-Americans


 

Eleven Bay Area high school lacrosse players have been named as US Lacrosse High School All-Americans.  Players, who are nominated by their coaches and supported by their respective leagues, were voted on by a committee of Northern California lacrosse coaches and league representatives that included for the first time one representative from each League in Northern California and the NCJLA.

The following local players were named to the team (players listed in alphabetical order):

ALL AMERICANS

  • Jack Bodine, SR, Attack, St. Ignatius College Prep

  • Bobby Gray, SR, Attack, St. Ignatius College Prep

  • Jarrett Hassfeld, SR, Midfield, Monte Vista High School

  • Casey Hock, SR, Attack, Monte Vista High School

  • Connor Hunt, SR, Defense, De La Salle High School

  • Jordan Latendresse, SR, Defense, San Ramon Valley High School

  • JW McGovern, JR, Attack, St. Ignatius College Prep

  • Carson Mead, SR, Defense, Miramonte High School

  • Logan Rooney, SR, Midfield, South Valley Chiefs Lacrosse Club

  • Michael Tagliaferri, JR, Midfield, San Ramon Valley High School

  • patrick Worstell, JR, Midfield, San Ramon Valley High School

“We are extremely proud of our 2011 All Americans,” said Carlos Trujillo, Nor-Cal Chairman for USLacrosse Secondary School Division. “They are outstanding young men on and off the lacrosse field and represent the best of Bay Area lacrosse.  Their talents on the field further display the continued growth of the sport of lacrosse in our region. These young men earned the respect of their teammates, opponents and coaches.  Many of these players have Division I college commitments from schools like Syracuse, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Navy and we wish them well in their college careers.   We are equally proud of our Academic All American’s who represent the best and brightest in their respective classrooms.”

Also receiving awards were the following players and coaches:

ACADEMIC ALL AMERICANS

  • Gabe Beaudoin, SR, Goaltender, Marin Academy

  • Jaime Goldfield, SR, LSM, Santa Rosa LC

  • Ryan Le, SR, Midfield, Bellarmine College Prep

  • Elliot Plant, SR, Midfield, Marin Academy

COACH OF THE YEAR

Blake Kim, Sacred Heart Prep

ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR

Chris Dean, Marin Academy

MAN OF THE YEAR

Todd French, San Ramon Valley High School

US Lacrosse will make their official announcement in early July.

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday Announces Hiring Of Hilary Bowen (Northwestern, ’09) And Devon Wills (Dartmouth, ’06) As Offensive And Defensive Coordinators


Devon Wills from the University of Denver and Hilary Bowen from Mount St. Mary’s University, who both have been part of the U.S. Lacrosse women’s national team program, have been named assistant coaches with the USC women’s lacrosse program and will join the Trojans on June 1, USC head coach Lindsey Munday announced today (May 24).

“I am extremely excited to hire Devon Wills and Hilary Bowen,” said Munday, who this past January was hired to lead the USC team that will begin play in the 2012-13 season. “This is a huge step for the USC program. Both Devon and Hilary are energetic and passionate about the game of lacrosse and I am thrilled to have them join the Trojan Family.

“Devon is an extremely talented player as well as an experienced coach. She is one of the best goalies to ever play the game and her career at Dartmouth, as well as on Team USA, has provided her with top-notch playing experience. Her wide range of coaching experience has helped her formulate her coaching philosophies. Our players will learn from one of the brightest talents in the game.

“As a member of four NCAA championship teams at Northwestern, Hilary learned from one of the greatest lacrosse minds in the game, Kelly Amonte Hiller. Hilary is determined in everything that she does, as evidenced by scoring 5 goals in the 2009 national championship game while playing on a torn knee ligament, and she also excelled in the classroom. She will be an incredible role model for our student-athletes, bringing her passion and enthusiasm to them.”

Wills, who will serve as the Women of Troy’s defensive coordinator and also work with the goalies, spent the past 2 seasons (2010-11) as an assistant at Denver. She was a volunteer assistant in 2010 and a fulltime assistant in 2011. The Pioneers went 13-5 overall in 2010 and 6-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, advancing to the MPSF Tournament finals and finishing with a No. 20 national ranking. Denver was an MPSF tourney semifinalist in 2011.

Wills also was an assistant for 2 years (2007-08) at Dartmouth, her alma mater, serving as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. She founded the Dartmouth Winter Lacrosse Camp and was co-director of the Classic Elite Lacrosse Camps.

Bowen, who will be USC’s offensive coordinator, was an assistant at Mount St. Mary’s in 2011 as The Mount advanced to the Northeast Conference Tournament championship game.

For more:  http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/052411aab.html

Lacrosse In The Community: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Graduate Greg Bice Featured On “Buick Human Highlight Reel” For His Incredible Work With Children Through “Lacrosse The Nations” (Video)


Greg Bice, 2004 Ohio State graduate, achieved a variety of accolades during his time on the field for the Buckeyes men’s lacrosse team, but his greatest achievement these days can be seen through the eyes of children in need. He took the lessons learned through his sport and translated them into a greater cause with Lacrosse the Nations (http://www.lacrossethenations.org), whose goal is to empower children in need through education, power, hope, and lacrosse. 
 

Greg Bice Featured on Buick’s Human Highlight Reel

Determination, dedication, sacrifice. These qualities help NCAA student-athletes do incredible things on the fields, courts, pools, and courses. And it’s these same values that drive them to achieve great things beyond the game. That’s the idea behind the Buick Human Highlight Reel. We’re celebrating former NCAA student-athletes who are doers, leaders, and game changers in their communities. These stories inspire us all. They push us to be better. They show us humanity at its finest. And that’s why Buick is proud to shine a light on these amazing people.
It started with a simple idea: find stories that inspire us and share them with the world. From a former star player making a difference for 3 million kids around the world or a swimmer who turns his NCAA success into a chance to change lives—every cause, every person, and every contribution is a testament to the power of human achievement. By offering our support to further these causes and ideas, Buick and the NCAA are celebrating the next generation of achievers.
 
Check out the Buick Human Highlight Reel to learn more about Greg’s story and other inspiring leaders across the NCAA. Visit http://www.ncaa.com/buick/ or on facebook – http://on.fb.me/mGHLhU.