Daily Archives: October 3, 2013

“Lacrosse Magazine Oct 2013” Issue Features Sports Science & Safety, ACL Injuries, Hall Of Fame Class, Chesapeake Bayhawks’ John Grant Jr And Casey Powell, And Team USA Men’s Lacrosse


Lacrosse Magazine Oct 2013 Issue

COVER STORY — Sports Science and Safety
From concussions to ACLs and everything in between, US Lacrosse has established itself as a leader in sports science and safety.
Lasting Impact
“I’m 28 years old, and I’m worried about long-term brain issues.” Concussions have real-life consequences. Just ask Brad Ross, the former Duke All-American and MLL champ whose symptoms may never go away.
by Corey McLaughlin
ACL Confessions
What happens after you hear the dreaded pop? Jen Adams, Shannon Gilroy, Shawn Nadalen and Michelle Tumolo chronicle their experiences with ACL injuries and rehabilitations.
by Clare Lochary
Features
Hall of Fame Class of 2013
Eight greats – Jim Berkman, Quinn Carney, Michele DeJuliis, Sue Heether, Bill Miller, Tracy Stumpf, Ryan Wade and Michael Watson – will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame October 26th. These are their stories.
Online Extras: Hall of Fame Home Page w/ Biographies | Video – 2013 Inductess Share Their Thoughts About Joining HOF
The Stuff of Legends
They say the MLL is a young man’s league. But in leading the Chesapeake Bayhawks to their third title in four years, John Grant Jr. and Casey Powell showed once again they’re in a league of their own.
by Corey McLaughlin
Online Extra: McLaughlin’s Favorite Championship Weekend Moments
Columns
From the Editor: Misson of the Mag
Her Space: It’s Not All Hocus Pocus
His Space: Take His Whistle
Departments
Lifestyles
Call him Cactus Jack, Dude Love or Mankind. However, you know WWE Hall of Famer and horedcore legend Mick Foley, we’ll just call him one of us.=.
World Lacrosse 2014
Who will represent the U.S. men on home soil? The training team is set and all 52 have high hopes for making it all the way to Denver next summer.
Your Edge
Take a journey inside the mind of Ohio Machine attackman and newly-hired Johns Hopkins women’s assistant coach Steele Stanwick as he works from behind the goal, then see how Penn’s Shannon Mangini uses a rare motorcycle grip for draws.
Give and Go
Former Penn State goalie Dana Cahill wants to take women’s lacrosse to new heights with Team STX.

NCAA Lacrosse: Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Looks “Impressive” In 13-6 Loss To Denver As The “Buffs” Launch Inaugural 2013-14 Season


Colorado Women's Lacrosse

Although Denver prevailed 13-6, Colorado showed promise before a crowd of approximately 250 fans at Denver’s Peter Barton Stadium.

On a night of unofficial “firsts”, the first goal in University of Colorado lacrosse history was scored by Sarah Lautman, a player who was added to the roster just nine days ago.

by Theresa Smith

by Theresa Smith

While coach Ann Elliott and her staff have been recruiting players since April 2012 in anticipation of the Buffaloes inaugural season, Lautman has been trying to transform herself from a club player to a Division I player. The only “club” player on the 23-player roster, Lautman scored on a free position shot, aiming top right against University of Denver keeper Hannah Hook.

Denver, a program for over a decade, topped its new regional foe 13-6 (unofficially), but the Buffalo's had positives to take home from their first showing. © Trevor Brown

Denver, a program for over a decade, topped its new regional foe 13-6 (unofficially), but the Buffalo’s had positives to take home from their first showing. © Trevor Brown

Her goal set off a spirited celebration among the Buffs, who were trailing 4-0 amid growing concern that they couldn’t compete against the established Pioneers, who started playing lacrosse in 1999.

“I was nervous for a couple of minutes, and then we scored and you realize you’re going to be all right,” said Colorado goalie Paige Soenksen. “We realized, we can compete; we can hang with them.”

“This was a great test of our ability to focus and to play hard,” said Elliott, a former Northwestern assistant and All-American player for the Wildcats, who is assisted by former Northwestern stars Hannah Nielsen and Colleen Magarity.

“We’ve been waiting to play for a long time,” Elliot said. “And a lot of the kids have been waiting for a long time too. It was great to kick off Colorado lacrosse. Fortunately, we have Denver just down the road. Denver is a great team.”

The Pioneers lost four key players off an 18-3 team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament last spring after sweeping the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with an 8-0 mark.

2013 Denver Women's Lacrosse

For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/DI/2012-13/news/10313_colorado_opens_DI_era

International Lacrosse: Uganda Lacrosse Union Partners With Fields Of Growth To Bring Team Uganda To 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships In Denver (Video)


2014 FIL LacrosseThe non-profit organization, Fields of Growth International, in partnership with the Uganda Lacrosse Union, has formally announced its plans to bring Team Uganda to the 2014 FIL World Championships.

The initiative is being launched through the Dream 2014 Campaign – a movement inspired through shared dreams and friendships that have been established via the popular Lacrosse Volunteer Corps program that uganda lacrosseFields of Growth runs in Uganda and Jamaica. Over the past three years over 100 volunteers have traveled through this program in an effort to share their passion for service, education and lacrosse.

“We have hosted so many inspiring young men and women from the USA here in Uganda over the past three years. Together we have shared in the greatest gifts life has to offer; friendship, education, hope and dreams,” said Maurice Sserunkuma, Secretary General of the Uganda Lacrosse Union. “The youth of our country have a lot of needs, but no need is greater than the freedom to dream, and to act upon your dreams

Fields of Growth International is a non-profit organization that operates in Southwest Uganda. Our organization was founded with the belief that we were put on this earth to share our passion, joy and gifts with the less fortunate. We have formed an organization that uses the game of lacrosse as a relational platform to foster friendships and deliver education, healthcare and various forms of human development. Fields of Growth is about more than playing lacrosse, but lacrosse is a key component in our mission, because our organization believes in the power of passion and enthusiasm. We believe that when you share the things that bring you the most joy that you are doing exactly what God created you to do and that’s a great feeling.

Fields of Growth International is a non-profit organization that operates in Southwest Uganda. Our organization was founded with the belief that we were put on this earth to share our passion, joy and gifts with the less fortunate. We have formed an organization that uses the game of lacrosse as a relational platform to foster friendships and deliver education, healthcare and various forms of human development. Fields of Growth is about more than playing lacrosse, but lacrosse is a key component in our mission, because our organization believes in the power of passion and enthusiasm. We believe that when you share the things that bring you the most joy that you are doing exactly what God created you to do and that’s a great feeling.

through conscious endeavor and hard work. I am excited to see Team Uganda’s dreams realized through this campaign.”

Team Uganda has had no shortage of good coaching and support from a young and passionate group of supporters in the USA. The list of talented young Americans is inspiring and serves as a great reflection of the heart and character of the lacrosse community. Visits from the likes of Rob Pannell, Tom Schreiber, Chad Wiedmaier, Ryan Flanagan and John Christmas among nearly one hundred other volunteers have fueled the development and growth of the sport in the nation Winston Churchill once dubbed “The Pearl of Africa.”

“This initiative is all about a passion for life. The enthusiasm and love for the game embodied in the lacrosse community knows no boundaries,” said Kevin Dugan, founder of Fields of Growth. “Dreams tie mankind together. The power of dreams and sharing your passion cannot be underestimated – it serves to fuel a creative love that can help change the world.” The Dream 2014 Campaign aims to do just that. The theme One World. One Team. One Dream. was crafted by campaign director Aimee Dixon, a dynamic, young leader who played college lacrosse at Louisville and had a stint with the US Olympic Committee before moving to Uganda last year to create a development plan for the Uganda Lacrosse Union and a school for impoverished children. Together with a crew of college and high school students, Dixon is mobilizing a movement that will engage the entire lacrosse community, young and old, to extend the gift and power of a dream to Team Uganda.

For more information on how to support the Dream 2014 Campaign visit http://www.dream2014.org. Take action, get involved and be the change you want to see in the world.

Lacrosse Fundraising: “2013 Nicholas Colleluori Men’s Lacrosse Classic” Benefits HEADstrong Foundation And Features Hofstra, Lafayette, Monmouth, St. Joseph’s, VMI And Villanova


The Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse team will compete in three scrimmages this fall, Pride Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney announced recently.  Hofstra will play two scrimmages at the HEADstrong Foundation’s seventh annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men's Classic on October 5 in Folsom, PA, and will host a touring team from Tokyo, Japan’s Keio University on Friday, October 11 at James M. Shuart Stadium. The Pride will make their seventh appearance in the Nicholas Colleluori Classic next month. The two-day event will take place at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA on Saturday, October 5 with Division I scrimmages, and on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for Division II and III scrimmages. In addition to Hofstra, the Division I line-up includes Binghamton, Lafayette, Monmouth, Saint Joseph's, VMI and Villanova. Each team will play two games. The Pride will face Binghamton at 2:30 p.m. and Villanova at 6 p.m. on October 5. Selected games will be streamed live with commentary, compliments of Access Lacrosse. The Nicholas Colleluori Classic has become a fall tradition in the sport of lacrosse. The NCC is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of former Hofstra lacrosse player and HEADstrong founder Nicholas "HEAD" Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood and sportsmanship within the game. This milestone event has helped raise over $1,100,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer.

The Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse team will compete in three scrimmages this fall, Pride Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney announced recently.
Hofstra will play two scrimmages at the HEADstrong Foundation’s seventh annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men’s Classic on October 5 in Folsom, PA, and will host a touring team from Tokyo, Japan’s Keio University on Friday, October 11 at James M. Shuart Stadium.
The Pride will make their seventh appearance in the Nicholas Colleluori Classic next month. The two-day event will take place at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA on Saturday, October 5 with Division I scrimmages, and on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for Division II and III scrimmages. In addition to Hofstra, the Division I line-up includes Binghamton, Lafayette, Monmouth, Saint Joseph’s, VMI and Villanova. Each team will play two games. The Pride will face Binghamton at 2:30 p.m. and Villanova at 6 p.m. on October 5. Selected games will be streamed live with commentary, compliments of Access Lacrosse.
The Nicholas Colleluori Classic has become a fall tradition in the sport of lacrosse. The NCC is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of former Hofstra lacrosse player and HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood and sportsmanship within the game. This milestone event has helped raise over $1,100,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer.