Daily Archives: July 19, 2011

National High School Lacrosse Tournaments: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Recruits Kyle Fraser (TX) And Anna Salemo (CO) Lead Team Freedom To “2011 Champion All-American Showcase” Championship Game; Aired Live On ESPN3.com


Kyle Fraser and Anna Salemo will be freshmen at Stanford next spring and played major roles as Freedom beat previously unbeaten Pride 20-11 to advance to the championship.

Stanford-bound Kyle Fraser had five goals and two assists in a win over Pride on Monday to help Freedom advance to the championship game of the 2011 Champion All-American Showcase. Photo by Scott McCall

Some 3,000 miles across the country, Stanford head coach Amy Bokker must be smiling. Four future Stanford players have helped Team Freedom bounce back from an opening day loss to advance to the championship game of the 2011 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event being held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as part of the ESPN RISE Games.

Kyle Fraser and Anna Salemo will be freshmen at Stanford next spring and played major roles as Freedom beat previously unbeaten Pride 20-11 to advance to the championship. That also allowed Team Spirit, which beat Team Liberty 21-11, to advance to the final. The championship game will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m., and will be aired live on www.espn3.com.

Freedom, Pride and Spirit all finished 2-1, but Freedom and Spirit advanced to the final due to the goals allowed tie-breaker.

Fraser had five goals and two assists and Salemo had four goals and two assists, gving her 17 goals in three games at the event. Fraser is from Forth Worth Country Day (Texas) and Salemo is from Heritage (Colo.) High School and the two met at Stanford’s camp last summer.

“We click,” said Salemo, who is also a member of the U.S. U19 training team. “I call her my sister because people get us confused. We play the same style, we’re the same height, and we both have bum shoulders.”

“It’s so much fun,” said Fraser. “There’s not a lot of pressure to perform in front of coaches, and kind of the stress of ‘oh my god, I’ve got to get recruited’. It’s just relax, just play your game. It’s really fun, we’re in Disney World and you’re playing with the best girls in the country.

Two other Team Freedom players – rising high school seniors – Paige Southmayd (four goals against Pride) and Adrienne Anderson – have also verbally committed to Stanford.

For more:  http://laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2010-11/news/071811_freedom_and_spirit_advance_to_champion_all_american_showcase_championship

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: Notre Dame De Namur (Belmont, CA) Men’s Lacrosse Names Derek Pedrick As Head Coach For 2011-12 Season


Derek Pedrick, last season’s top assistant for the Argonauts, has been named the new head coach for Notre Dame. He takes over for Steve Dini who left the program last month after two seasons.

Notre Dame de Namur Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Derek Pedrick

“I’m obviously super excited to have the opportunity to work at an institution like NDNU,” Pedrick said. “Being one of only two NCAA Division II colleges in California is certainly encouraging. I feel like we have a ton of potential and opportunity here with the resources that we have. With the school doing what they’re doing, getting the enrollment back to where it needs to be, the future is really bright for NDNU.”

Pedrick comes in with coaching experience at all three levels of the NCAA. This is his first head coaching job. Prior to NDNU, Pedrick was an assistant coach at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. He’s also assisted at The College of Wooster in Ohio and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

A 2005 graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts, Pedrick played four season in the midfield, recording 72 goals and 15 assists.

As the top assistant at NDNU, Pedrick had his hand in everything for the Argonauts. And he’s excited about the next level.

“We just want to create a culture where everyone works hard, respects the game and ultimately succeeds on and off the field,” Pedrick said. “I think I’m excited for the challenge, I think it’s going to be a smooth transition. I’m excited for the opportunity.”

The Argonauts are coming off a championship season in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, where they finished 7-1.

For more:  http://smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?type=sports&title=Notre%20Dame%20de%20Namur%20names%20new%20lacrosse%20head%20coach&id=163168