Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

National Lacrosse Tournaments: US Lacrosse Announces Rosters For The “2011 Champion Boys All-American Showcase” On July 17-22 At ESPN Sports Complex In Lake Buena Vista, FL

Team Freedom – Coach Andy Hilgartner & Coach Andrew Bolger

No. – Name (Pos.), Hometown, High School (Year), College
1 – Troy Haefele (A), Greene, Maine, St. Dominic Academy (2012)
2 – Kevin Rice (A), Skaneateles, N.Y., Skaneatliss High School (2011), Syracuse University
3 – Matthew Goldman (A), Short Hills, N.J., Avon Old Farms (2011), Providence College
4 – Nick Roberts (A), Hilton Head Island, S.C., Hilton Head Island High School (2011), Mars Hill College
5 – Kyle Keenan (A), Smithtown, N.Y., Smithtown West (2011), Duke University
6 – Jamie Shand (A/M), Massapequa Park, N.Y., Massapequa High School (2011), Merrimack College
7 – Thomas Grimm (M), Black River, N.Y., Carthage High School (2011), Syracuse University
8 – Drew Simoneau (M), Manchester, N.H., Kimball Union Academy (2011), Nazareth College
9 – Mitchell Dupere (M), Raleigh, N.C., Needham Broughton High School (2011), High Point University
10 – Christopher Smith (M), Rye, N.Y., Fordham Prep School (2011), Holy Cross
11 – Drew Hanson (M), Middletown, N.Y., Minisink Valley High School (2011), Ithaca College
12 – Halston Harding (M), Las Vegas, Nev., Coronado High School (2011)
13 – Mitchell Hugdahl (M), Eden Prairie, Minn., Eden Prairie High School (2011), Georgetown
14 – Patrick Worstell (M), Danville, Calif., San Ramon Valley High School (2011), Syracuse University
15 – Mitchell Chapman (D), Oshawa, Ontario Canada, Brewster Academy (2011),
16 – Curt Brooks (D), North Potomac, Md., Wootton High School (2012)
17 – Michael Mabry (D), Ashburn, Va., Broad Run High School (2011), Christopher Newport University
18 – Ralph D’Agistino (D), Califon, N.J., Immaculata (2011), Syracuse University
19 – Bobby Schmitt (D), Louisville, Ky., Saint Xavier High School (2011), Bellarmine University
20 – Chris Daley (D/LSM), Kennesaw, Ga., Carl Harrison High School (2011), Onondaga Comm. College
21 – Jason Ketchoyian (G), Binghamton, N.Y., Binghamton High School (2011), SUNY Oswego
22 – Patrick McGushin (G), St. Charles, Ill., St. Charles High School (2011), Stony Brook University

Team Liberty – Coach Doug Bailey & Coach Ken Marsh

No. – Player Name (Pos.) Hometown High School (Year) College
1 – Kylor Bellistri (A), Potomac, Md., Bullis High School (2011), Brown University
2 – Will Rotatori (A), Winter Park, Fla., Lake Highland Prep (2011), Princeton University
3 – Frank “Quint” Miller V (A), Lancaster, Pa., Manheim Township (2011), Jacksonville University
4 – Bobby Gray (A), San Rafael, Calif., St. Ignatius (2012)
5 – Chad Hyslop (A), Phoenix, Ariz., Desert Vista High School (2011), Arizona State University
6 – Cameron Dabir (A), Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., Culver Military Academy (2011), Washington & Lee
7 – Brian Schlansker (M), Glenville, N.Y., Niskayuna High School (2011), Bryant University
8 – Edward “Teddy” Driscoll (M), Peabody, Mass., Pomfret School (2011), Connecticut College
9 – Tim Edwards (M), Jamesville, N.Y., Jamesville-Dewitt (2011), Canisius College
10 – Kris Lankford (M), Morgantown, W.Va., University High (2011), West Virginia University
11 – Will Lerch (M), Lothian, Md., The Calverton School (2011), St. Mary’s (Md.)
12 – Christopher “Kip” Orban (M), Westport, Conn., Staples High School (2011), Princeton University
13 – Greg Cuccinello (M), Mountain Lakes, N.J., Mountain Lakes High School (2011), Towson University
14 – Michael Parks (M), Kenilworth, Ill., New Trier High School (2011), University of Virginia
15 – Brendan Walker (M), North Palm Beach, Fla., Cardinal Newman (2011), Jacksonville University
16 – Charlie Archer (LSM), Wilmington, N.C., Woodberry Forest (2011), Jacksonville University
17 – Reed Kennedy (D), Marblehead, Mass., The Governors Academy (2011), Penn State
18 – Zach Tulley (D), East Hampstead, N.H., Pinkerton Academy (2011), Keene State
19 – James Burnside (D), Garden City, N.Y., Garden City High School (2011), Penn State
20 – Tanner Ottenbreit (D), Parker, Colo., Regis Jesuit High School (2011), University of Virginia
21 – Gunner Waldt (G), Freeland, Md., St. Paul’s School for Boys (2011), Bryant University
22 – Emil Weiss (G), Cary, N.C., Apex High School (2011), University of Michigan

Team Pride – Coach Bob Streeten & Coach Dean Corkum

No. – Name (Pos.) Hometown, High School (Year) College
1 – Connor Buczek (A), Amelia, Ohio, St. Xavier High School (2011), Cornell University
2 – Chris White (A), Buffalo, N.Y., Nichols School (2011), Siena College
3 – Benjamin Dunlavey (A), Elmira, N.Y., Corning East High (2011), Cortland State
4 – Matthew Johnson (A), South Riding, Va., Freedom High School (2011), Clemson University
5 – Michael Ondrusek (A), Lancaster, Pa., Hempfield High School (2011), Bucknell University
6 – Matt Hugdahl (A), Eden Prairie, Minn., Eden Prairie High School (2011), Wittenberg University
7 – David McGovern (M), Southborough, Mass., Algonquin Regional High School (2012)
8 – Austin Spaulding (M), Hollywood, Md., St. Mary’s Ryken (2011), Essex Community College
9 – Mike Power (M), Ponte Vedra, Fla., Ponte Vedra (2011), University of Pennsylvania
10 – Kevin Powers (M), Sammamish, Wash., Issaquah High School (2011), Dominican University of Calif.
11 – Bryce McNeely (M), Leawood, Kan., Blue Valley North (2011), Adelphi University
12 – Tyler Barbarich (M), Martinsville, N.J., Bridgewater-Raritan (2011), University of Delaware
13 – David Swanson (M), Lake Oswego, Ore., Lakeridge (2011), University of Oregon
14 – Will Corrigan (M), South Bend, Ind., St. Joseph’s High School (2011), University of Notre Dame
15 – Brett Wilson (M), Lenexa, Kan., St. James Academy (2011), Wittenberg University
16 – David Barrett (LSM), South Burlington, Vt., South Burlington High School (2011), Limestone College
17 – Mike Pelligrino (D), Oakdale, N.Y., Connetquot (2011), Johns Hopkins University
18 – Zachary Esser (D), Forest Hill, Md., Fallston High School (2012)
19 – Slay Sudah (D), Franklin Park, N.Y., St. Joseph’s High School (2011), Dickinson College
20 – Boston Handley (D), Draper, Utah, Alta High School (2011), Brigham Young University
21 – Chance Cooper (D), Santa Ana, Calif., Foothill High School (2011), Brigham Young University
22 – Dan Harvey (G), Upton, Mass., Saint John’s High School (2011), The Kent School (PG)
23 – Ryan Laplante (G), Fort Collins, Colo., Fort Collins High School (2011), University of Denver

Team Spirit – Coach Jon Fox & Coach Pete Schroeder

No. – Name (Pos.) Hometown, High School (Year), College
1 – Adam McCall (A), Tampa, Fla., Paul Wharton High School (2011), Florida State University
2 – Jake Rooney (A), Orlando, Fla., Timber Creek High School (2012)
3 – Nikko Pontrello (A), Marlton, N.J., St. Augustine Prep (2011), Loyola University Maryland
4 – Andrew Blundin (A), Chadds Ford, Pa., Salesianum School (2011), Lynchburg College
5 – Ryan Poirier (A), Warwick, R.I., LaSalle Academy (2011), Brewster Academy
6 – James Tjarksen (A), Hartland, Wis., Marquette University High School (2011), Yale University
7 – Derek Henson (M), Mason, Ohio, William Mason High School (2011), University of North Carolina
8 – Geoffrey Sullivan (M), Dover, Md., Belmont Hill (2011), Colgate University
9 – Colin Laviola (M), New Albany, Ohio, New Albany High School (2011), Chapman University
10 – Paul Hummer (M), Stafford, Va., Brooke Point High School (2011), Loyola University Maryland
11 – Brandon Gamblin (M), Lake Grove, N.Y., Sachem North (2012)
12 – Rick Lewis (M), Cumming, Ga., St. Pius School (2011), Ohio State University
13 – Thomas Farrell (M), Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mira Costa High School (2011), Lehigh University
14 – Patrick Rhea (M), Louisville, Ky., Louisville Collegiate School (2011), Dartmouth College
15 – Matt Greenblatt (M), North Potomac, Md., Wootton High School (2011), Ithaca College
16 – Michael Quinn (LSM), Port Washington, N.Y., Chaminade High School (2011), Yale University
17 – Thomas Passenant (D), Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Country Day (2011), Hofstra University
18 – David Manning (D), Chapel Hill, N.C., Chapel Hill High School (2011), Loyola University Maryland
19 – Corey Luebbe (D), Centerville, Ohio, Centreville High School (2011), Wheeling Jesuit
20 – Kevin Harris (D), Deerfield, Ill., Stevenson High School (2011), University of Albany
21 – George Welles (D/LSM), Beverly Farms, Mass., Avon Old Farms (2011), Hobart College
22 – Zach Oliveri (G), Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Connetquot (2011), University of Massachusetts
23 – Austin Andersen (G), Red Bank, N.J., Red Bank Catholic (2011), Union College

To learn more about the Champion All-American Showcase, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/Events/2011ChampionAllAmericanShowcase.aspx <http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/Events/2011ChampionAllAmericanShowcase.aspx> .

Lacrosse Drills: US Lacrosse “Coaching Education Program” Features Extensive Archive Of Men’s And Women’s Lacrosse Drills


College Lacrosse: ESPN Lacrosse Analyst Mark Dixon Comments On The “Instability Of Coaching” In College Lacrosse And Complications From The Rapid Growth Of Lacrosse

“…as the game grows, more and more athletes are picking it up, and I think the biggest thing is that the majority of parents haven’t played the game.”

Dixon said university officials can point to Villanova as a case study. The Wildcats went 11-5 this past spring and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years despite not fielding a full-time coach.

“That team has not been fully funded with scholarships and the coaching staff has not been a full-time group,” Dixon said. “That’s when really established programs start taking a look at themselves and say, ‘Why can Villanova accomplish this, but we can’t?’”

The issue of instability on the coaching level became a hot topic with 12 programs parting ways with their head coaches this year. But Dixon said the rationale behind those decisions emphasizing on winning national championships began locally 13 years ago.

“I think you have to look at things on a case-by-case basis, but let’s not forget that John Desko in 2007 [when the team went 5-8] – because of the alumni and the fans – was on the hot seat,” Dixon said. “In ’05, they were knocked out of the first round. In ’06, they got to the national semis, but they didn’t make it to the national championship. So that’s a three-year stretch in Syracuse history that is a blip. Dave Pietramala had two straight seasons of what he would probably consider lackluster Hopkins lacrosse, and the alumni and fans were grumbling as well. Let’s look at Dom Starsia. He was under a lot of scrutiny over the last couple of years with the situations that had arisen down at the University of Virginia. They’re not immune to the scrutiny and the finger-pointing, and all three have won multiple national championships!”

For more:  http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse/blog/2011/07/espns_mark_dixon_delves_furthe.html

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Interview With Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Ben DeLuca

A conversation with Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse. Coach DeLuca talks about his first season at the helm of men’s lacrosse, what he learned, his team’s NCAA quarterfinal loss against UVA, and the special season of junior attackman Rob Pannell.

NCAA Lacrosse: Interview With Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach John Tillman Focuses On The Terps Amazing Run To The 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Title Game Against Virginia

Did you adopt any superstitions or rituals through the season?
We started wearing our purple shirts in honor of Maria Young [mother of senior Ryan Young who died of pancreatic cancer]. Once Maria passed away, we wore

Maryland Men's Lacrosse Head Coach John Tillman

purple shirts underneath our uniforms. We felt like it was important for Maria and her spirit to be with us and create awareness for pancreatic cancer. She had a big impact on our whole season. If we could have won that championship, it would have been the stuff of TV movies.



What’s the last thing you told the team before you took the field for the game against UVA?
Looking back, just knowing that the journey had been so long and so hard for us and so challenging, what we told them was, “You were born for this moment. You’re ready for this moment.” And what will hopefully bring up the victory is playing hard for 60 minutes. Playing hard for each other, our state, our school; staying positive and believing in one another. And telling them honestly, “I love you guys.”

It was the Terps first trip to the championship game since 1998, but you went to the title game in 2004 with Navy. What’s the most pertinent lesson you’ve taken with you after two close losses?
You have to look at it as managing the weekend. There are a lot of distractions that go into the weekend. You have to remember that you worked all year to get yourself to the Final Four. Don’t get distracted by things that aren’t important: playing golf and hanging out in the sun. Be mindful of what’s most important and take a businesslike approach. We really had to fight and scratch in a very competitive, physical—as physical a game as I’ve seen in a long time—game against Duke. It really shows that you’ve got to have depth come Final Four weekend.

You lose 17 seniors from this team. It’s early, but what’s next year look like for the program?
The goals of the program haven’t changed. Our old saying, be the best, is our goal. It’s very hard to win a national championship. There are so many talented teams, great programs, and great coaches. They’re very lofty goals, but that’s why you put so much into it. We’ll be a little more green at the beginning of the year. We’re really going to have to do a good job in the off-season this summer with kids getting bigger and stronger. In the fall and winter, some new leaders are going to have to emerge. I have confidence in these guys. Lacrosse is so important around here. We need to do a good job. There are a lot of people around here who care about it and follow it. It’s something that inspires us.

For more:  http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/people/capitalcomment/20076.html