Monthly Archives: April 2014
“2014 ALL-MPSF Women’s Lacrosse” Team Selections: Player Of The Year Hannah Farr (Stanford) & Coach Of The Year Liza Kelly (Denver)
All-BIG EAST Team and Major Awards in Men’s Lacrosse
Attack Player of the Year – Kieran McArdle, St. John’s, Sr.
Midfielder of the Year – Jeremy Noble, Denver, Sr. (&)
Defensive Player of the Year – John LoCascio, Villanova, Sr., LSM
Goalkeeper of the Year – Ryan LaPlante, Denver, Jr.
Coach of the Year – Joe Amplo, Marquette
First Team All-BIG EAST
Wes Berg, Denver, Jr., A ^
Tyler Melnyk, Marquette, R-Sr., A
Kieran McArdle, St. John’s, Sr., A ^
Erik Adamson, Denver, Jr., M
Jeremy Noble, Denver, Sr., M ^
Peter Conley, Georgetown, Fr., M
Christian Burgdorf, Denver, Fr., D
B.J. Grill, Marquette, R-So., D ^
Chris Conroy, Villanova, Sr., D
John LoCascio, Villanova, Sr., LSM ^
Tyler Knarr, Georgetown, Gr., FOS ^
Jamie Faus, Denver, Sr., GK (at-large selection)
Ryan LaPlante, Denver, Jr., GK
Second Team All-BIG EAST %
Jack Bobzien, Denver, So., A
Scott Bieda, Rutgers, So., A
Kevin Cernuto, St. John’s, Sr., A
Kyle Whitlow, Marquette, R-So., M
Anthony Terranova, Rutgers, R-Sr., M
Ryan Fitzgerald, St. John’s, Sr., M
Jack Curran, Villanova, So., M
Nick Contino, Rutgers, Sr., D
Mark DiFrangia, St. John’s, Jr., D
Chris Piccirilli, Villanova, Sr., D
Liam Byrnes, Marquette, R-So., LSM
Joe Nardella, Rutgers, Jr., FOS
Dan Willis, Villanova, Fr., GK
& – unanimous selection for Midfielder of the Year
^ – unanimous first-team selection
% – second team included four midfielders because of a tie in the voting
MCLA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Poll Features #1 Arizona State Followed By Colorado, BYU, Chapman, Colorado State And Boston College
College Lacrosse: “Recruiting Advice For West Coast Players” From RIT Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jake Coon And ConnectLAX
Be proactive with emails and phone calls. We typically want to see a recruit play over their fall and summer seasons. Again, be proactive. We like young men who reach out to us and express their interest.
Yes, the coach has some responsibility to recruit the player, but in the end players should initiate and maintain contact throughout their recruiting process.
What type of player do you look for–raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?
Bottom line, if you have talent you can find a home in the lacrosse world.
ConnectLAX.com helps players maximize their recruiting exposure with mobile recruiting profiles linked to their team roster. Recruits can create their recruiting profile and target list of colleges for free. ConnectLAX team recruiting helps coaches manage and promote their players. Learn more about registering your team at Connectlax.com/recruiting. ConnectLAX is a third party recruiting service and not affiliated with or endorsed by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
#2 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Heads To MPSF Championships On May 1-4; Cardinal Will Face Winner Of #3 Colorado Vs #6 San Diego State
#1 Seeded Denver Women’s Lacrosse Hosts MPSF Championships On May 1-4; Pioneers Face Winner Of #4 Oregon Vs #5 USC Quarterfinals Match
Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Boys Top 10: #1 Regis Jesuit, Foothill-Santa Ana, Mercer Island, La Costa Canyon And Bellarmine Prep
1. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-0
After a 12-day layoff, the Raiders took down a tough Kent Denver (Colo.) squad, 13-8. The following day Regis Jesuit dropped Heritage (Colo.), 13-6. This week, the Raiders face a big game against Cherry Creek (Colo.), which is also undefeated in the league.
2. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 13-1
The Knights took down El Toro (Calif.), 16-5, before the showdown with La Costa Canyon (Calif.). In that game, Foothill dropped the Mavericks 14-9 with Nate Marano scoring eight goals. Foothill closes out the regular season against Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) and Beckman (Calif.).
3. Mercer Island (Wash.), 14-1
The Islanders shook off a seven-day layoff with a 10-9 victory over Bothell-Inglemoor (Wash.). Mercer Island, which suffered its only loss to Wilton (Conn.), travel this week to Liberty (Wash.) and Issaquah (Wash.), which is 13-2 on the season and just defeated Bellevue (Wash.).
4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 10-5
The Mavericks took down J Serra Catholic (Calif.), 10-9, in the first of a tough four-game stretch. La Costa Canyon then lost Foothill-Santa Ana 14-9. The Mavericks still have big games this week against Carlsbad (9-3) and former No. 1 Torrey Pines (11-4), which is a big rivalry game.
5. Bellarmine Prep (Calif.), 13-1
The Bells showed no rust following a 10-day break with a 12-11 victory over Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), which entered that game 10-3. Bellarmine has a tough game this week against De LaSalle (Calif.), which knocked off perennial power St. Ignatius (Calif.) earlier in the season.
6. Issaquah (Wash.), 13-2
The Eagles enter the poll on the heals of a four-game winning streak, including a 6-5 victory over Bellevue (Wash.). Issaquah got goals from Ryan Egland, Jake Collins, Josh Bean, Mikey Giannopulus, Matt Thomas and Zach Fritz. The Eagles then followed that up with a 17-0 victory over Liberty (Wash.). Issaquah does not play again until May 2 when It takes on No. 3 Mercer Island.
7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 10-3
The Bruins represented Colorado well in a hard-fought, 10-9 overtime loss to New Jersey power Bergen Catholic, which has gotten votes in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25. Cherry Creek gets a seven-day break before the state’s biggest showdown of the regular season with Regis Jesuit.
8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 12-2
The Dons extended their winning streak to nine games with a dominant 16-4 victory over Marin Catholic (Calif.) in its only action last week. Cathedral Catholic next takes on La Jolla (Calif.) on April 29.
9. Corona del Mar (Calif.) 12-1
The Sea Kings stayed hot, extending their winning streak to six games with a 10-4 victory over Santa Margarita (Calif.) and a 12-3 win over St. Margarets Episcopal (Calif.). Corona del Mar closes out the regular season with games at Huntington Beach (Calif.) and then a marquee matchup against Coronado (Calif.).
10. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 11-0
The Crusaders are still on a 13-day break and return to action April 29 against Kennedy Catholic (Wash.). Eastside then plays three games in nine days as they continue their quest to finish out the regular season undefeated.
Acalanes (Calif.) has continued its stellar season with a 6-4 victory over a tough Redwood (Calif.) squad. The Dons are one of the top teams in Northern California this season. Adrian Jeffries led the way with two goals, while Robbie Stern (Colorado College), Nathan Brickman, Chris Lane and Jack Deveny also scored. Acalanes goalie Cam Bosshardt (Penn State), finished with 13 saves. The DFAL will be decided Thursday night when Acalanes hosts Las Lomas at Acalanes, which junior attackman Colin Rutan (Denver) and senior goalie Sam Tomei (Drexel).
Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Girls Top 10: #1 Centaurus Followed By Chatfield, Amador Valley, Lake Oswego And West Linn
1 . Centaurus (Colo.), 12-1
The Warriors rolled over Thomson Valley (Colo.) and Kennedy (Colo.) by a combined score of 28-1. Centaurus has now won seven consecutive game since its only setback of the season – a 9-5 loss to Flint School (D.C.). The Warriors have a big showdown this week with Arapahoe (Colo.), which has only one loss on the season to No. 9 Air Academy (Colo.).
2. Chatfield (Colo.), 14-0
The Chargers have increased their winning streak to 14 games with victories over Cherokee Trail (Colo.) and Dakota Ridge (Colo.). Chatfield then took down traditional power Arapahoe, 19-12, sending the Warriors to just their second loss of the season. The Chargers finish out the regular season April 29 against Columbine.
3. Amador Valley (Calif.), 15-1
The Dons are surging toward the post-season and have extended their winning streak to nine consecutive with wins last week over Livermore (Calif.) and Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) by a combined score of 44-8. The schedule, however, gets tougher this week with games against Monte Vista (Calif.), Danville (8-4) and Marin Catholic (17-1).
4. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 11-1
The Lakers topped West Linn (Ore.) 11-10 to even the season series at one. Shannon Fender scored the game-winner with 15 seconds remaining. The Lakers have a big out-of-conference game this week against Lake Sammamish (Wash.), which is undefeated.
5. West Linn (Ore.), 11-1
After dropping Lake Oswego 15-11 in their first matchup this season, the Lakers knotted the season series with an 11-10 victory, which snapped West Linn’s 27-game winning streak. The two Oregon powers appear headed for a rubber match in the postseason.
6. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 12-1
The Knights knocked off Esperanza (Calif.) and Yorba Linda (Calif.) by a combined score of 37-8. Foothill has two big games this week against Los Alamitos and El Dorado before closing out the regular season May 1 against Newport Harbor (Calif.).
7. The Bishop’s School (Calif.), 11-0
The Knight kept their undefeated season going with dominant victories over La Jolla (Calif.), Francis Parker School (Calif.) and La Jolla Christian Day School (Calif.). The Bishop’s School will try to keep the streak going this week with games against Santa Fe Christian (Calif.) and Del Norte (Calif.).
8. Marin Catholic (Calif. ) 17-1
With decisive victories over Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and Coronado (Calif.), the Wildcats have now reeled off 17-straight wins since a season-opening loss to Carondelet. A big showdown with No. 3 Amador Valley looms this week before Main Catholic finishes out the regular season with a game against Cardinal Newman (Calif.).
9. Air Academy (Colo.), 10-2
The Kadets continued to remain in the hunt for a high seed in the Colorado playoffs with a victory over Rampart (Colo.). Air Academy fell 12-10 in an out-of-conference game to Sacred Heart Academy (N.Y.), but that game will prove valuable for the playoffs as far as being battle-tested.
10. Carondelet (Calif.), 8-3
The Cougars emerged from a 10-day layoff with three games against some of the nation’s top teams. Carondelet dropped close games to Loyola Academy (Ill.), 8-2, and Milton (Ga.) in 9-8 in overtime, before falling 18-7 to D.C.-area power Bishop Ireton (Va.). The Cougars return to in-state action this week against Foothill (Calif.), Pleasanton (Calif.).
Chatfield has continued to put together one of the most impressive seasons of any team on the West Coast. In one of its signature wins, the Chargers took down traditional power Arapahoe last week with Kendra Lanuza leading the way with seven goals and two assists, while Rachael Walker had five goals and five assists. The Chargers are 14-0 and can finish the regular season undefeated if they can beat Columbine (Colo.) on April 29.
Lake Oswego snapped archival West Linn’s 27-game winning streak with an 11-10 victory last week. The victory also avenged a 15-11 loss to the Lions earlier in the season. Shannon Fender got the game-winner with 15 seconds left in regulation. Lake Oswego’s defense came up big by holding West Linn’s top attacker Natalie Byrne to three goals after she scored nine in the previous matchup. Six players scored goals for the Lakers.
“It was an awesome game,” Lake Oswego coach Lauren Anderson said.
The two teams appear headed for another showdown in the playoffs.