Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

Lacrosse Photography: Verdict Photography To Feature “Tomorrow’s Lacrosse Stars” In Campaign “To Grow The Sport”


The Verdict Crew teamed up Nike to photograph youth lax players all around the country at their prestigious camps as well as with the Bay Area’s own All West Lacrosse run by Matt Ogelsby.

 

Lacrosse is still a good deal away from being a household sport, so we figured the best way to get into households, would be to take photographs of youth players for parents to display on the mantle, refrigerator and so on. You get the idea.

 

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport on the youth level in the entire country…yup, Lacrosse! As a sport, it’s totally blowing away the competition. There’s even a feature length lacrosse film in production down in Hollywood as I write this.

Team USA Women’s Lacrosse U-19 Defeats Japan 19-5 On Aug 4 In First Round Of The 2011 FIL Women’s U-19 World Lacrosse Championships


American midfielder Kayla Treanor scored back-to-back goals to open play, and Team USA never looked back as they raced to a 19-5 win over Japan in their first game of the 2011 FIL U19 Women’s World Cup.

The win over Japan gives the U.S. a 1-0 record at the tournament. They will face their next opponent, Canada, tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time.

The U.S. never trailed in the victory, and attacker Erin McMunn led all scorers with 6 goals. McMunn was named player of the match for her efforts, an unexpected gift on her 18th birthday.

“It feels great to get our first win. The girls played so well. It was a tough Japan team that kind of startled us in the beginning a little bit, but it was fun to see the girls make the adjustments and start to pull away from a very good team,” said American head coach Krystin Porcella.

Despite Treanor’s quick start, Team Japan’s zone defense disrupted the Americans’ rhythm in the first half. Japanese attacker Tamoko Takarada (3g) cut the score to 6-4 midway through the first period on an unassisted goal, prompting a time out.

“Japan was throwing some stuff at us we hadn’t seen yet, and they were doing a very good job of it, so I said ‘Let’s regroup here, and take a deep breath, and go out and play our style of lacrosse instead of playing into their game which is what they wanted us to do,’” said Porcella.

The Americans responded with eight unanswered goals, putting the match out of reach. Seven different players scored for Team USA, led by McMunn and with hat tricks from Treanor, Cortney Fortunato and Jennifer Cook. Madison Acton, Covie Stanwick and Taylor Trimble each added a single goal. Kelsey Duryea started in goal for the Americans and made four saves in the first half; Allie Murray relieved her at the break and added three saves.

Major League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Week #10 In The MLL Featuring Boston Cannons Earning #1 Spot In Playoffs


NCAA Lacrosse: Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Announces 11-Player 2011-12 Freshman Class That Includes Texas Attacker Philip Wagley (Episcopal School)


Chris Wojcik ’96, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, has announced the addition of 11 freshmen to the Crimson lacrosse team.

Wojcik, who will be in his second year as the head coach, has added three defensemen, four midfielders, three attackmen and one goalkeeper for the upcoming campaign. Five of the eleven newcomers have been ranked in the ESPN Rise top 50.

 The student-athletes have been recruited from six states with the majority representing New York (four) and Massachusetts (three). One recruit has come from New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Philip Wagley/Dallas, Texas/Episcopal School of Dallas/Attackman
Member of the lacrosse, basketball and soccer teams … Captained the lacrosse team as a junior and senior … All-state selection as a junior and senior … Chosen as an All-American as a junior … Won a conference championship is three sports … Awarded the presidential award all four years … Contributed over 100 hours of community service.

For more:  http://boxscorenews.com/harvard-mens-lacrosse-adds-newcomers-for-upcoming-season-p24088-68.htm