Daily Archives: October 9, 2013

High School Girls Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces 2014 Youth Rules Changes Featuring Strict Enforcement Of Illegal Body Contact, Repetitive Fouls And Four Minute Red Card Penalty

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US Lacrosse today announced the final rule revisions for the 2014 girls’ high school and youth lacrosse rules. Both sets of rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and written by the US Lacrosse Women’s Game Rules Subcommittee and approved by its Women’s Game Committee. The youth rules are a product of modifications to the high school rules.

The points of emphasis for the 2013-2014 season are strict enforcement of rules governing illegal: body contact, obstruction of free space to goal, repetitive fouls, and stick contact and cross checking. 

Major rule changes for the 2013-2014 season at all levels of play include:

  • decreasing the number of players from each team on the draw circle from five to three;
  • increasing penalty time for a red card from two minutes to four; 
  • disallowing additional facial protection to be worn other than ASTM International-approved goggles and mouth guard. ASTM International Women’s Lacrosse approved goggles have been the standard since the rule was created in 2004.

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For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2012-13/news/10913_girls_hs_and_youth_rule_changes_announced

NCAA Lacrosse: Princeton Men’s Lacrosse Launches 2013-14 Season As They Face Virginia In “San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic” On Oct 12

2013 San Francisco Lacrosse Classic Princeton vs Virginia

Princeton’s men’s lacrosse team will be flying across the country to take on Virginia in the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, an annual event to benefit the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation.
“We’re very much looking forward to the event,” says Princeton coach Chris Bates. “It’s great for us, and it’s great for the large Princeton alumni community out there. We’re looking forward to spending time with them while also getting a chance to play a high caliber opponent.”
Princeton and UVa will play Saturday at 2 pm Pacific time. In addition to the game, the trip also includes a career mentoring session with the alumni group, a youth clinic and a day of sightseeing.
Youth lacrosse participation in California has seen a 200% growth since 2001, and two Princeton players – Andrew McCall and Alistair Berven – will be making homecoming trips to the Bay Area for the weekend.
Princeton and Virginia were annual opponents from 1992-2008, and they also played in the 1994 and 1996 NCAA championship games, both of which Princeton won in overtime.
The last meeting between the teams was in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, and UVA won that game 6-5.

NCAA Lacrosse: La Salle Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Season “Rise Above, Rise Together” Promo Video

NCAA Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse Opens 2013-14 Season Playing USC In “Second Annual Seatown Classic” On Oct 13 At Issaquah HS

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The University of Oregon women’s lacrosse team opens its 2013-14 campaign with an exhibition against Southern California as part of the Second Annual Seatown Classic in Seattle, Wash. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Issaquah High School Stadium at 1 p.m. The friendly match between the two conference rivals is hosted by the Washington state Chapter of US Lacrosse.

UO comes into the match with a balanced mix of newcomers and veterans with eight freshmen making their Duck debut.

The Seatown Classic Lacrosse 2013Oregon returns four of its top-five scorers last season losing only Kate Cathell to graduation. UO finished last year 8-9 and 3-5 in league play taking fifth-place and just missed out on the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament.

The Women of Troy wrapped up last season 8-10 overall and 5-3 in conference plays, edging out the Ducks for the fourth and final spot at the MPSF Tournament. USC fell to Denver (17-11) in the semi-finals of the tournament. With a fairly young squad the Trojans return their top-four scorers, three of which scored 40-plus goals.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our team to be tested against an excellent conference opponent,” Beck said. “These competitions prepare us for traveling and incorporating our new freshmen into our system.”

“Our expectations are to build excellence and compete at the highest level.  We are shoulder to shoulder with champions at Oregon and strive to do the same in our program.”

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For more: http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=209279998

NCAA Lacrosse: Brown Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Columbia, Princeton, Colorado, Denver, Dartmouth, Harvard, Michigan, Cornell, Holy Cross, Penn And Yale

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U.S. Men’s Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Team USA Blue Vs. Team USA White At 2013 Play For Parkinson’s Lacrosse Tournament In Alexandria, VA

At the 2013 Play for Parkinson’s Lacrosse Tournament, the remaining Team USA Lacrosse hopefuls spilt into two squads for the Blue vs White game. Check out all the highlights of this crucial stage of the USA lacrosse tryouts, plus interviews with some of the sports biggest names!

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NCAA Lacrosse: Boston University Men’s Lacrosse Opens Inaugural 2013-14 Season With Exhibition Games Against Sacred Heart And Hartford On Oct 13; Faces Team England On October 23 (Video)

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Boston University head men’s lacrosse coach Ryan Polley announced the team’s fall schedule, which will feature four exhibition games.

The first two contests on the docket will be at the Northeast Classic, formerly known as the Catamount Classic, held Oct. 13 at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. The Terriers will face Sacred Heart at 10 a.m. before taking on Hartford at 12 p.m. All event proceeds will be donated to cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

BU will host an alumni game against current and past club team players on Oct. 19 at Nickerson Field. Game time is set for 4 p.m. The final exhibition will take place on Oct. 23 (7 p.m.) when the Terriers host Team England at Nickerson.

“We are extremely excited to kick off our inaugural fall season with four great opportunities for our young team to get better and develop chemistry,” Polley said. “The Northeast Classic will provide us two tough opponents to compete against while benefiting a great cause. The alumni game will combine new and old as we will have everyone back for a fun event. Finally, our game against England’s national team will be a tremendous barometer of our team’s overall progress as we head into the offseason.”

The team’s first official practice will take place on Sept. 12 in preparation for the fall schedule.