Monthly Archives: July 2013

Club Lacrosse: “Long Island Top Guns” Capture “US Lacrosse U15 Girls National Championship”

2013 US Lacrosse U15 Girls National Championship

The Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.) had been knocking on the door of the gold medal game at the US Lacrosse U15 National Championship, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, in each of the last two years. Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, they kicked in the door.

Long Island Top Guns Girls Lacrosse

Long Island Top Guns has been established to provide a high competitive level of lacrosse for girl student-athletes across the Island.

Samantha Geiersbach had six goals and an assist and third-year tournament participant Samantha Apuzzo added four goals and an assist to lift the seventh-seeded Top Guns to their first national championship with a 14-12 win over fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.) in an all-Long Island final. The Top Guns completed an 8-0 run through the tournament that included one-goal wins over NEM&D (Md.) in the round of 16 and defending national champion Sky Walkers 2016 (Md.) in the quarterfinals.

“I’m just really happy for the girls. They worked so hard for it,” said Top Guns coach Shannon Smith, whose squad lost in the semifinals in 2011 and 2012. “We came here with a goal and we achieved it.”

To do it, the Top Guns needed to get the Jackets out of their pressuring, “backer” defense which has Cara Trombetta trailing one-on-one matchups on the perimeter to help or double when needed. The Jackets used that to shut out fifth-seeded Long Island Liberty (N.Y.) in the quarterfinals and stifle top-seeded STEPS 2016 (N.J.), 12-4, in the semis.

Lacrosse Magazine All-Tournament Team
Samantha Geiersbach, A, Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.)
Allyson Mayle, A BearLax 2016 Blue (Calif.)
Sara Szynal, A, STEPS 2016 (N.J.)
Samantha Apuzzo, A/M, Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.)
Kaitlyn Cerasi, M, Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.)
Katie Hoeg, M, Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.)
Kerrigan Miller, M, Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.)
Taryn Ohlmiller, M, Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.)
Olivia Conti, D, Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.)
Manuela Cortes, D, Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.)
Cara Trombetta, D, Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.)
Julie Krupnick, G, STEPS 2016 (N.J.)

“Lacrosse Magazine August 2013” Issue Released Featuring Denver Outlaws Middie Drew Snider, Big Ten Lacrosse Conference, High School Lacrosse Season Review And MLL Championship Preview

Lacrosse Magazine August 2013 Issue

COVER STORY — West Side Story
Drew Snider has made the Denver Outlaws look like geniuses for taking a chance on him. Will it pay off in an MLL Championship this month?
By Corey McLaughlin
Road Map For The Future
The Big Ten is in the house. NCAA Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse landscapes will look vastly different in 2015, thanks to conference realignment. LM looks at the winners and losers.
By Clare Lochary and Corey McLaughlin
A Proper Introduction
US Lacrosse’s physical education/soft lacrosse program has picked up steam in its third year, giving the sport exposure in classrooms and youth centers.
By Paul Ohanian
Blast From The Past
Ward Melville (N.Y.) is back. The Patriots are No. 1 after a renaissance of a season that was capped by a 16-4 shellacking of West Genessee in the state finals.
By Mark Macyk
Georgia On Our Mind
Milton (Ga.) stars Lydia Cassada (Northwestern) and Annie Ruland (USC) are helped shift the balance of power in the south, making the world take notice.
By Clare Lochary
High School Lax Wrap
West Region: Boys | Girls
Midwest Region: Boys | Girls
South Region: Boys | Girls
Mid-Atlantic Region: Boys | Girls
Northeast Region: Boys | Girls
From the Editor: High School Pride
His Space: Fifty Shades of Jay
Her Space: Heartbreak and Healing
Tyler Steinhardt has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for wounded warriors and taken Uganda lacrosse under his wings – all before his 20th birthday.
Your Edge
Penn State’s Maggie McCormick shows how she finishes 1-on-1 shots (to the tune of 87 points), while Bayhawks defenseman Mike Simon flashes his range on back checks.
Give and Go
Former Johns Hopkins star and current LXM Pro Tour stalwart Kyle Harrison wants to fly like superman.

MCLA Lacrosse: Profile Of Coaches And Players From 2013 Michigan State Men’s Lacrosse Team

michigan state men's lacrosseProfile of the 2013 Michigan State Spartans Men’s lacrosse club team. Michigan State experienced a coaching change after making it to Nationals in 2012. This is almost unheard of. Watch as the program reaches new heights after a new attitude is instilled upon the team.

NCAA Lacrosse Profiles: Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Senior Defenseman Jason Gonos (Video)

Harvard Men's Lacrosse BannerJason Gonos reflects as his career as a member of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team and tells how challenges from Chris Wojcik ’96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, helped to get the best out of the team this year.

Club Lacrosse: “2013 US Lacrosse U15 Girls National Championship” Features “BearLax 2016 Blue” Seeded #6 Heading Into Championship Round

2013 US Lacrosse U15 Girls National Championship

A capacity 32 girls’ teams from 16 states played through rain and humidity on opening day of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championship, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Tuesday.

BearLax Girls Lacrosse

Northern California-based BearLax is primarily a club team program for elite players to compete with and against other top players from all over the country.

STEPS 2016, in its first appearance in US Lacrosse’s five-year-old U15 national championship, was among seven teams to post a 3-0 record in pool play. The Chester, N.J.-based program gave up just seven goals in the three games to earn the top seed via tiebreaker over defending national champion Sky Walkers 2016 (Md.), which gave up eight goals to get the No. 2 seed. Dominant (Md.), Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.), Long Island Liberty (N.Y.), BearLax 2016 Blue (Calif.) and the Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.) rounded out the unbeaten teams seeded 3-7.

US Lacrosse Girls’ U15 National Championship Seeds (Pool-Play Record)
1. Steps 2016 (3-0)
2. Sky Walkers 2016 (3-0)
3. Dominant (3-0)
4. Yellow Jackets Blue (3-0)
5. Long Island Liberty (3-0)
6. BearLax 2016 Blue (3-0)
7. Long Island Top Guns (3-0)
8. Yellow Jackets Gold (2-0-1)
9. Lax Maniax (2-0-1)
10. NEM&D 2016 (2-1)

Injuries In Lacrosse: Big Ten Conference And The Ivy League Conclude “Head Injury Summit” On Epidemic Of “Sport-Related Concussions”

“Concussion in athletics is a growing public health concern with increased attention being focused on treatment and management of Ivy League Big 10 Head Injury Summitthis puzzling epidemic. No single research laboratory, regardless of how well equipped and funded, is in a position to resolve a critical dilemma facing athletic trainers, coaches and medical practitioners: What is the time frame for safe return to sports participation after concussion?”

“I believe that the Big Ten-Ivy League Head Injury Summit has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to combine our intellectual resources in order to address numerous questions and controversies about sports-related concussion.  I was pleased to see a lot of enthusiasm among the participants to share their knowledge and, more importantly, to contribute to the filling scientific knowledge gaps at the junction between basic science and clinical management of sport-related concussions.”

Dr. Seymon Sloubonov, Director of Penn State Sports Concussion Research and Services, Professor of Kinesiology and Neurosurgery

The Big Ten Conference and The Ivy League, in conjunction with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), hosted the Big Ten-Ivy League Head Injury Summit on July 18-19 in Park Ridge, Ill. A total of 65 individuals from 23 institutions, representing each member institution from the Big Ten, Ivy League and CIC, participated in the two-day event in an effort to engage in collaborative discussions and to refine the strategic priorities of the historic, unprecedented research initiative that was announced by the conferences in June 2012. The summit provided an open forum for the subject-matter experts in attendance to review the current clinical and research efforts that exist on each campus, and allowed the group to define the short- and long-term areas of emphasis to address.

The first day of the summit provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss the history and vision of the collaboration, while also defining the goals and outcomes of the meeting. The group received a comprehensive analysis of the existing research literature on the topic of traumatic brain injury and sports from Thomson-Reuters representatives. Through this report, it was discovered that research papers on this topic that are authored by either a Big Ten/CIC or Ivy League institution are cited on a more frequent basis than research papers authored by other sources, and are published at a greater rate in top quartile journals. Further, research papers that are authored by a combination of both Big Ten/CIC and Ivy League institutions are cited at the highest rate in this category and are published in top quartile journals at the highest rate as well, showing the benefits of collaborative research between the Big Ten/CIC and Ivy League.

For more:

Major League Lacrosse: “Top Ten Highlights Of The 2013 MLL All-Star Game” (Video)

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws (11-0) Host Chesapeake Bayhawks (7-4) At Mile High On July 27; Will Earn Top Seed In Playoffs With Win

Denver Outlaws vs Chesapeake Bayhawks

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Lacrosse In Business: Video Report On “College Lacrosse Players Finding Work On Wall Street”

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights St. Thomas Men’s Lacrosse 9-7 Win Over Westminster To Capture The “2013 MCLA Div II National Championship”