Daily Archives: September 11, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: Ohio State Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes 11 Players To 2013-14 Recruiting Class


Ohio State Women's Lacrosse

Alexis Venechanos, head coach of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, welcomed 11 freshmen to Columbus this fall. Along with 26 returning players, the team currently is participating in offseason strength and conditioning workouts before starting its fall ball schedule. The rookie group covers all field positions and hails from five states and Ontario.
A look at the 2013-14 freshman class:
Ali Bulk – Attack – Millstone Township, N.J.
Finished four-year career at Allentown HS with 73 goals and 72 assists as a senior with the team winning the regional championship and advancing to the NJSIAA Group III title game … Named first team all-region and all-conference, while earning third team All-New Jersey honors … Also lettered three years in field hockey.
Meredith Bushell – Defense – Wading River, N.Y.
Played three years at Shoreham Wading River HS after spending freshman year at St. Anthony’s … Earned All-America and All-Long Island honors as a senior … Was part of NYS championship team as a junior in 2012, receiving all-county and ESPN Top 50 juniors recognition in the process … Also played two years of field hockey and ran cross country for one season … High school teammate of fellow Buckeye freshman Paulina Constant.
Morgan Castelein – Midfield – Alamo, Calif.
Helped Carondelet HS to three-consecutive league championships, earning All-EBAL honors each season … Finished career with 144 goals and 104 assists, including a career-high 52 goals as a senior in 2013.
Paulina Constant – Midfield – Wading River, N.Y.
Scored 34 goals and 10 assists during senior season at Shoreham Wading River HS … Was part of NYS championship team as a junior in 2012, earning a spot on the all-tournament team, and as a freshman in 2010 … Also ran cross country and winter track … High school teammate of fellow Buckeye freshman Meredith Bushell.
Shannon Cummings – Midfield – East Islip, N.Y.
Played four years of lacrosse at East Islip HS … Was an all-county selection as a senior in 2013 after two seasons of also being an all-division selection … Named a Minds in Motion honoree all four years … Also earned four letters in soccer, receiving all-conference honors.
Morgan Fee – Midfield – New Albany, Ohio
Lone recruit from Ohio … Helped New Albany HS to the Division II state girls lacrosse final in 2013 and a runner-up finish as a junior in 2012 … Earned All-America honors and was named all-conferece, all-district and all-state during title run … tallied 52 goals and 34 assists with 27 caused turnovers, 56 groundballs and 43 draw controls in senior season … Also lettered one year in volleyball.
Jillian May – Attack – Babylon, N.Y.
Played five years of varsity lacrosse at St. John the Baptist HS, starting in eighth grade … Finished career with 171 total points off 136 goals and 35 assists … Led team to CHSAA Championship game, finishing as the runner-up in 2013 … Earned All-Catholic each of last three seasons and the team’s athlete of the year award as a senior.
Meghan McGillis – Midfield – Berwyn, Pa.
Was the team captain and MVP during senior season Conestoga HS, capping off four-year career as an All-American … Three-time first team all-league and All-Main Line honoree … Also played four years of varsity soccer with honorable mention all-league honors as a defender during senior season.
Allie Ogilvie – Attack – Peterborough, Ontario
Part of three-time Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) Champion lacrosse team at St. Peter’s Secondary School, serving as captain and earning MVP honors in final year … Also played four years of ice hockey, winning four COSSA titles.
Tess Solazzo – Midfield – Ocean City, N.J.
Two-time Atlantic City Press Player of the Year at Ocean City HS … Named team captain and to All-South Jersey, all-county, all-conference teams as a senior … led the state of New Jersey in single-season assists in 2013 and finished with a conference-leading 110 goals … Also ran four years of cross country, finishing as Cape Atlantic League Champs three times, and played three seasons of varsity basketball.
Christina Turner – Midfield – Huntington, N.Y.
Was team captain as a senior at Harborfields HS … Three-time all-county honoree, while leading team in assists and groundballs throughout career … Earned the Coaches Award … Named an academic All-American twice and was a three-time NY state scholar-athlete … Also was a four-year letterwinner in soccer.

Lacrosse Heroes: ESPN Video “Man In The Red Bandana” Memorializes The Heroic Efforts Of Former Boston College Lacrosse Player Welles R. Crowther In Leading People To Safety During Terrorist Attack On World Trade Center On Sept 11


Ten years later:  Remembering Welles R. Crowther, the man who led people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th  — a former Boston College lacrosse player whose trademark was a red bandana.

Welles R. Crowther Firefighter World Trade Center Hero Sept 11 2001

Man In Red Bandana Welles R. Crowther

Man In Red Bandana 911

Team USA Lacrosse: U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team To Face Stanford Women’s Lacrosse, Georgetown, Navy And Towson On Oct 12-13 At Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium


Team USA Women's Lacrosse Team

Fresh off of winning the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team will return to the field for the first time on Oct. 12-13 in Annapolis and Towson, Md. Over the eighth annual Stars & Stripes weekend, Team USA will face four college teams who earned NCAA tournament bids in 2012—Georgetown, Navy, Stanford and Towson.
Game Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 12 (at Navy – Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
4 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Navy
6 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Georgetown
Sunday, Oct. 13 (at Towson – Johnny Unitas Stadium)
11 a.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Stanford
12:30 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Towson

The U.S. Women claimed a record eighth FIL World Cup title with a 19-5 gold medal game win over Canada on July 20 in Oshawa, Ontario. The win capped a dominant 7-0 tournament run that saw

Team USA will take the field for the first time since winning gold in Canada in October at Stars and Stripes weekend. Photo by ©JC Pinheiro for Lacrosse Magazine

Team USA will take the field for the first time since winning gold in Canada in October at Stars and Stripes weekend. Photo by ©JC Pinheiro for Lacrosse Magazine

the U.S. set World Cup records for victory margin (13.2 goals per game), goals in a tournament (127) and goals per game (18.1).

U.S. team head coach Ricky Fried, currently entering his ninth season at the helm of Georgetown’s women’s program, will coach against his Hoya squad, which advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2012.

Team USA will travel with its 38-player training team roster, which will include 15 members of the gold medal-winning squad. Notable returners include All-World attackers Katrina Dowd (Northwestern), Lindsey Munday (Northwestern) and Katie Rowan (Syracuse), defender Amber Falcone (North Carolina) and goalie Devon Wills (Dartmouth).

For more information on the U.S. Women’s National Team, visit uslacrosse.org/uswomen. Follow the team on Facebook at fb.com/uslacrosse, get updates on Twitter at @uslacrosse and use #USAWLAX.

Major League Lacrosse: “2014 MLL All-Star Game” To Host Team USA Men’s Lacrosse Team In Tune-Up For “2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships”


2014 MLL All-Star Game Team USA

Major League Lacrosse, the premier outdoor lacrosse League, announced today that it will hold the 2014 All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium in Boston on Thursday, June 26. This marks the fifth time the All-Star Game is held in Boston and fourth at Harvard Stadium.
Next year, the MLL All Stars will host US Lacrosse and Team USA as they prepare for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse in Denver, Colo., starting July 10.
“We are delighted to host Team USA for the 2014 MLL All-Star Game,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “The last two times we used this format we had some amazing games featuring some of the top players in the World.”
US Lacrosse recently announced the 52-man training roster that will be trimmed down to the 23 players participating in the World Championships. Of the 52 athletes, 50 are MLL players including the 2010 All-Star Game MVP Brendan Mundorf, three time World Championship participant Matt Striebel and 2013 MLL Rookie of the Year Rob Pannell. With the talent pool available, the 2014 All-Star Game will truly be the battle of the best lacrosse players in the world today.
“It’s the last thing we’re going to do before the World Championships, so we are really looking forward to playing the best players in the MLL,” said Team USA Head Coach Richie Meade. “The All-Star Game is going to be a very exciting event, and will really help us prepare for Denver.”
This is the third time the All-Star Game serves as a tune up match for Team USA. In 2006, the MLL All-Stars dropped an 18-10 decision to Team USA at Nickerson Field in Boston, while in the last World Championship cycle, in 2010, Team USA edged the All-Stars 13-12 at Harvard Stadium.
Harvard Stadium is the centerpiece of Harvard’s athletic facilities and has stood as a Boston landmark for more than a century. The stadium was constructed in 1903 and hosted its first game on November 14 of that year. It was the world’s first massive reinforced concrete structure and the first major permanent arena for American college athletics. With a seating capacity of 30,898, Harvard Stadium is praised for its outstanding sightlines. The Stadium was upgraded in 2006 when a Field Turf playing surface and permanent lighting were added.

Major League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of 2013 MLL Championship Weekend MVP John Grant Jr.


The 2013 MLL Championship Weekend MVP had scored 20 Goals and tallied 12 Assists in 11 GP in 2013.

Major League Lacrosse

International Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces ESPN To Broadcast “2014 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championships” On July 10-19 In Denver, CO


2014 FIL Men's Lacrosse World Championships on ESPN

US Lacrosse has announced that ESPN will carry the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship across its networks. As many as 40 nations are expected to participate in the event which takes place from July 10-19, 2014, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver and will be hosted by US Lacrosse.
ESPN will provide unprecedented coverage of the FIL World Championship, showing approximately 60 games across its networks and via ESPN3. The semifinals and championship game will be televised live on ESPNU, and all U.S. team games will be included in the package.
“Our partnership with ESPN will provide a global media platform for the sport of lacrosse that has never existed before,” said Bill Schoonmaker, chief operating officer for US Lacrosse. “They have a tremendous reach and their experience showcasing the sport is unmatched. We could not be more excited.”
“The World Championships will be an incredible opportunity for fans worldwide to see the best lacrosse in the world across ESPN platforms,” said Dan Margulis, ESPN Senior Director, Programming & Acquisitions. “ESPN is committed to lacrosse at the highest levels, and we’re excited to see the lacrosse community come together as the event returns to the U.S.”
The most recent world championship in 2010 from Manchester, England, had just one televised game in the United States. ESPNU aired the gold medal game between the United States and Canada, with the U.S. prevailing 12-10 to win the world championship. The 2014 event marks the first time since 1998 that the U.S. will host the FIL men’s world championship.
ESPN featured coverage from numerous US Lacrosse events in recent years, including this year’s Champion Challenge in January in Orlando which featured the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams and the reigning NCAA Division I men’s (Loyola) and women’s (Northwestern) national champions.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the FIL World Championships, visit worldlacrosse2014.com.

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Head Coach Jim Stagnitta Talks About Trading Brendan Mundorf To Bayhawks For John Grant Jr. (Video)


Denver Outlaws Head Coach Jim Stagnitta talks about trading Brendan Mundorf and Brian Megill to the Bayhawks.

Denver Outlaws 2013 Media Guide