Daily Archives: October 2, 2013

Lacrosse Profiles: Former Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse All-American LSM Rorke Denver Wrote “Damn Few: Making The Modern SEAL Warrior”; Former Head Of Basic And Advanced Navy SEAL Training


 Former Syracuse men’s lacrosse All-American and current Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Rorke Denver

Former Syracuse men’s lacrosse All-American and Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Rorke Denver was a long-stick midfielder at Syracuse. Denver received honorable mention All-America laurels as a senior in 1996. He was a member of the 1993 and 1995 Orange national championship teams and captained the squad his senior season.
Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs–the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow’s soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed.
Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees. He recounts his experience evolving from a young SEAL hopeful pushing his way through Hell Week, into a warrior engaging in dangerous stealth missions across the globe, and finally into a lieutenant commander directing the indoctrination, requalification programs, and the “Hero or Zero” missions his SEALs undertake.
From his own SEAL training and missions overseas, Denver details how the SEALs’ creative operations became front and center in America’s War on Terror-and how they are altering warfare everywhere. In fourteen years as a SEAL officer, Rorke Denver tangled with drug lords in Latin America, stood up to violent mobs in Liberia, and battled terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Leading 200 commando missions, he earned the Bronze Star with V for valor. He has also served as flag aide to the admiral in charge and spent the past four years as executive officer of the Navy Special Warfare Center’s Advanced Training Command in Coronado, California, directing all phases of the basic and advanced training that prepare men for war in SEAL teams. He recently starred in the film Act of Valor. He is married and has two daughters.

Former Syracuse Men's Lacrosse LSM All-American Rorke Denver played from 1993-96.

Former Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse LSM All-American Rorke Denver played from 1993-96

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Sonoma State Men’s Lacrosse 7-5 Win Over Pittsburgh March 24


Sonoma State Men’s Lacrosse defeated the University of Pittsburgh 7-5 on March 24, 2013.  It was a great opportunity for the team to play at Gonzaga HS, a top tier lacrosse school in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC).  This along with wins over Virginia Tech and Richmond made for an incredible trip out east for the team.  Enjoy the highlights.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse “2013 Season Year-End Highlights” (Video)


Oregon Women's Lacrosse

MCLA Lacrosse: Michigan State Men’s Lacrosse Featured In “The Program: Fall Ball” Video Series


Follow the Michigan State Spartans men’s lacrosse program as they arrive on campus for the start of the 2014 season!

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Lacrosse Legends: “2013 National Lacrosse Hall Of Fame Class” Features Seven All-American Players And One Coach For Induction Ceremony On Oct 26


US Lacrosse 2013 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 2013 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s eight-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony, sponsored by Bollinger Sports Insurance and the Markel Insurance Company, on Saturday, October 26, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
The members of the 2013 induction class are: Jim Berkman, Quinn Carney, Michele DeJuliis, Sue Heether, Bill Miller, Tracy Stumpf, Ryan Wade, and Michael Watson.
Jim Berkman
Berkman will be inducted as a truly great coach. He completed his 25th season as the head coach at Salisbury (Md.) University in 2013 and his year 26th overall as a head coach. Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s lacrosse history, with a 428-48 career record through the 2013 season. Berkman has won the NCAA Division III national championship 10 times (1994, 1995, 1999, 2003-05, 2007, 2008, 2001, 2012) – all at Salisbury – and finished as the national runner-up four other times. He also has the highest winning percentage (90.1%) of any men’s college coach in history. Berkman has coached Salisbury to seven undefeated seasons and 17 conference championships. He has been recognized three times as the USILA’s national coach of the year (1991, 2008, 2012), and eight times as his conference’s coach of the year.
Quinn Carney
Carney will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year starter as a midfielder at the University of Maryland, Carney was a two-time All-American, earning first team honors in 2001 and third team honors in 1999. She helped to lead the Terrapins to four straight NCAA national championships from 1998-2001, and three straight ACC Championships from 1999-2001. Carney was a three-time All-ACC selectee (1999-2001) and was also selected to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. She finished her Maryland career ranked third on the school’s all-time list in assists (110), fifth in goals (162) and fifth in points (265). She was a two-time member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (2001, 2005) and named to the All-World Team in 2005. Carney holds the record for most goals scored in World Cup play (37) by a U.S. player.
Michele DeJuliis
DeJuliis will be inducted as a truly great player. She was a four-time All-American at Penn State University, earning first team honors in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and third team honors in 1994. DeJuliis finished her career ranked sixth on Penn State’s all-time scoring list with 203 points, and led the Nittany Lions in scoring in 1994, 1995 and 1996. As a senior, she served as team captain and was selected for the North-South All-Star Game. DeJuliis was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program from 1994-2009, and served as captain of the 2009 World Cup team that won the world championship. She has received both the Amy Willard Award (1997) and the Beth Allen Award (2009) as a participant in US Lacrosse’s Women’s National Tournament, and has been honored twice as MVP of the Vail Shootout Tournament.
Sue Heether
Heether will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year starter at Loyola University Maryland, Heether was a first-team All-American in 1990 and also selected as the IWLCA’s national goalie of the year that season. She was a three-time member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1993, 1997, 2001), helping Team USA capture the world championship in each of those years. She also served as an alternate to the team in 1989 and 2005. Heether ranks second all-time in saves (53) by a U.S. player in World Cup competition. Following her playing career, she added a fourth World Cup title as head coach of the U.S. team in 2009. Heether was recipient of US Lacrosse’s Beth Allen Award in 2005 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the National Tournament.
Bill Miller
Miller will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a four-time All-American at Hobart (N.Y.) College, earning first team honors in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and honorable mention status in 1988. Additionally, Miller was a two-time winner of both the USILA’s national Division III player of the year award and national attackman of the year award (1990, 1991). He helped lead Hobart to four NCAA Division III national championships (1988-1991) during his career, and finished as Hobart’s all-time leader in goals (173), and second all-time in assists (145) and points (318). Miller played professionally in the indoor NLL for the Philadelphia Wings from 1991-1998, and was MVP of the NLL’s championship game in 1998. He was also a two-time member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, helping Team USA to world championships in 1994 and 1998.
Tracy Stumpf
Stumpf will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year starter on defense at the University of Maryland, Stumpf was a two-time, first team All-American, earning the honor in both 1985 and 1986. She was also named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team three times (1984, 1985, 1986) and was team captain for the Terrapins’ first national championship team in 1986. Stumpf played in the North-South All-Star Game in 1986. Additionally, she was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002, and the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2006. Stumpf spent seven years (1986-1993) as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program, and was a member of the 1989 championship-winning U.S. World Cup Team. She served as an alternate for the 1986 U.S. World Cup Team.
Ryan Wade
Wade will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a three-time All-American at the University of North Carolina, earning first team honors in 1993 and 1994, and second team honors in 1992. Additionally, Wade was tabbed as the USILA’s midfielder of the year in 1993. Wade was the ACC’s player of the year in both 1993 and 1994, and was a four-time selectee to the All-ACC team (1991-1994). North Carolina won four ACC championships during his tenure, and also captured the NCAA national championship in 1991. Wade was a member of three U.S. national teams, playing on the U-19 squad in 1992 and the world champion U.S. Men’s National Team in both 1994 and 1998. He was selected to the All-World Team in 1998, and also named as winner of the Best and Fairest Player Award (MVP) at the 1998 world championship.
Michael Watson
Watson will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-time All-American at the University of Virginia, Watson earned first team honors in 1996 and 1997, second team honors in 1995, and third team honors in 1994. He was also named as the USILA’s attackman of the year in 1996. Watson won the ACC’s Rookie of the Year Award as a freshman in 1994 and the ACC’s Player of the Year Award as a senior in 1997. He was also a four-time All-ACC team selectee. Watson helped lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA national championship game in both 1994 and 1996, and was named the NCAA Tournament’s most outstanding player in 1996. He finished his career ranked second on UVA’s all-time scoring list with 141 goals. Watson was a member of the 1998 U.S. Men’s National Team, and a five-time all-star professionally in Major League Lacrosse.

Team USA Lacrosse: “2013 U.S. Women’s Lacrosse” Highlights During FIL World Cup (Video)


Behind-the-scenes outtakes with 2013 Team USA Women’s Lacrosse from this summer’s World Cup.

2013 Team USA Women's Lacrosse

Inner City Lacrosse: Encore Brand Lacrosse And Johnny Christmas Hosted Free Lacrosse Clinic For The Brooklyn Crescents Club (Video)


Johnny Christmas and Encore Brand Lacrosse travel to Brooklyn to host a free lacrosse clinic for the Brooklyn Crescents in conjunction with the esteemed Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.  The collaboration was a success, showcasing the sport to an entire crowd, Spike Lee and world renown hip hop artist.  ENCORE BRANDs mission continue
ACTION IS CHARACTER

The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a fully volunteer run, 501(C) (3) non profit organization.  The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is the leading youth lacrosse organization in NYC. Our club teaches boys and girls grades PreK-8 the fundamental/advanced skills and values of lacrosse (e.g., commitment, teamwork, integrity, passion, community pride). We build young men and women of character through lacrosse.  Our program’s foundation is built on beginner clinics for the spectrum of our age groups. These clinics feed the different competitive team levels that play other lacrosse organizations throughout the Tri-State area.  Over 150 lacrosse players have graduated our program, since our beginning in 2006. Our graduates play at local high schools, a number of boarding schools and several are playing in college. The Crescents’ coaching staff is experienced and professionally trained, focused on developing the best in all players. http://www.brooklyncrescents.com/

The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a fully volunteer run, 501(C) (3) non profit organization. The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is the leading youth lacrosse organization in NYC. Our club teaches boys and girls grades PreK-8 the fundamental/advanced skills and values of lacrosse (e.g., commitment, teamwork, integrity, passion, community pride). We build young men and women of character through lacrosse.
Our program’s foundation is built on beginner clinics for the spectrum of our age groups. These clinics feed the different competitive team levels that play other lacrosse organizations throughout the Tri-State area. Over 150 lacrosse players have graduated our program, since our beginning in 2006. Our graduates play at local high schools, a number of boarding schools and several are playing in college. The Crescents’ coaching staff is experienced and professionally trained, focused on developing the best in all players.
http://www.brooklyncrescents.com/