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Lacrosse In Hawaii: 20th Annual “Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational” Takes Place October 29-31 In Honolulu, HI


We are proud to announce the 20th Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament on October 29th - October 31st, 2010. There are a limited amount of team slots in both the men's and women's brackets this year. CLICK ON PICTURE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The Wahine Lacrosse Club formed in 2000. Both the men’s and women’s teams play and practice primarily at Kapiolani Park, where the 20th annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational is scheduled for Oct. 29-31.

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National High School Boys Club Lacrosse Tournaments: 2010 Adidas National Lacrosse Classic Featured Northern California Defeating Ohio And New Jersey Rolling Over Texas


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VS. OHIO

Ohio vs. NorCal was a game that Ohio was expected to win after coming off an upset victory over tournament favorite – Rochester. However, NorCal controlled the game throughout and ended up winning 6-4. NorCal was led by fill-in goalie Peter Bagdley from Summit High School in New Jersey. Bagdley was poised and controlled in the cage as he made 5 or 6 impressive saves with crisp outlets to middies breaking out. On the offensive side of the ball, Harrison Mallen (St. Ignatius) controlled the possession in settled situations and on extra man as he scored from up top and fed cutters down low.

For Ohio, the offense was limited as they turned the ball over on many possessions. Lefty midfielder Chase Beach (Mariemont) was the go-to guy as he fed attackman cutting from X. His ability to see the field allowed for attackman to find time and space to catch and shoot. Attackman Jake DeCrane (Upper Arlington) backed down his defender and found cutters as well as made room for his own shot trying to bring his team back into the game.

TEXAS VS. NEW JERSEY

New Jersey v. Texas was a game between two completely different parts of the country and two completely different styles of lacrosse. From the first whistle to the last, New Jersey controlled the game across the board as they cruised to victory 9-1. On offense, Dylan Benedickson was the finisher inside as he tallied 2 goals and 2 assists on the crease. Along with Benedickson, Sean Donelly (Delbarton) was all over the field as he slowed the tempo of the game down,  hustled for ground balls and ran out shots. On the defensive end speed was the name of the game. At LSM, Ralph D’Agostino scored a goal and was an automatic clear for NJ. The other LSM, Jeffrey Chang, also was a stud scooping up groundballs and making athletic take-away checks. On close defense, Eric Lombardo (Salisbury School) was a physical presence around the cage and aggressive as he pressed out on his man. Lombardo’s speed and stick skills also make him dangerous in the clearing game.

Arizona High School Boys Lacrosse: Oro Valley Boys Lacrosse (7-6) Completed Successful 2010 Season With First Playoff Appearance


The Arizona Youth Lacrosse League has been in existence since 1996. During a season that ran Feb. 27-May 1, the Oro Valley Wolverines made the playoffs in Division II play, losing to eventual champions Catalina Foothills 11-7 at Chaparral High School.

The Wolverines are made up of high school players from Canyon Del Oro, Ironwood Ridge, Mountain View and Marana high schools.

“It was a good season,” said Oro Valley coach Tom Carr. “There were a couple of losses that were upsets. We came together in the second half of the season.”

The Wolverines have made great strides. After going 0-12 in their inaugural campaign, they went 2-8 last year, and earned a playoff berth with a 7-5 record this year. In the midst of a strong second half, the Wolverines handed Catalina Foothills its only loss of the season, 6-5.

Date Opponent Result
2/27 PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY   L,  13-3
3/13 at Boulder Creek   W, 11-3
3/17 at Notre Dame Prep   L,  11-2
3/20 MESQUITE/GILBERT   W, 4-3
3/27 at Glendale   W, 9-8
4/03 ESTRELLA   W, 12-0
4/10 PINNACLE   L,  4-2
4/14 at Catalina Foothills   L,  14-4
4/17 GLENDALE   L,  9-7
4/24 at Mesquite/Gilbert   W, 6-4
4/28 CATALINA FOOTHILLS   W, 6-5
5/01 at Estrella   W, 15-2
5/07 at Catalina Foothills   L,  11-7
Coach: Tom Carr

For more:  http://www.explorernews.com/articles/2010/07/07/sports/doc4c33aa0edc174683353589.txt

Florida Youth Lacrosse: Jacksonville Lacrosse Club Is At Forefront Of New Wave Of Top Lacrosse Players That Will Be Developed In Florida (Video)


COACH KERWICK TALKS ABOUT LACROSSE TALENT IN FLORIDA.

Colorado Lacrosse Tournaments: 2010 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Concludes With Colorado-Based Team Genesis Defeating Two-Time Defending Champion Jagermeister 12-11 On Last Second Shot In Masters Championship


 

The Masters Championship was the highlight of the Vail Shootout on Day 3 as two-time defending champ Jagermeister tangled with newcomer and mostly Colorado-based Team Genesis for the title.  It was a hard fought game that saw Genesis score with just under five seconds remaining to claim the win and their first ever Vail title.  See the write-up below for a more detailed game story.

The Grandmasters division also crowned their champion as the Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen beat Los Viejos de Adidas 11-2.  The Grandmasters all played their games at 8:30am, which was perfect for them, but probably a little early for those who stayed out late on Sunday night.  For those that did make it Ford win, it was a convincing win for Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen.

On the high school side of things, the Dr. Tom Watts Memorial got through its Division 1 and 2 Quarterfinals.  Among the semifinal contenders for Monday’s action are Ohio, Colorado, FCA Lacrosse and the Baltimore Crabs.

Men's Masters Division

  010 Grandmasters Champions tr
  Elder Statesmen

In a fantastic, frantically paced Final, Genesis stalled Jagermeister’s bid for a three peat championship with a trilling 12-11 win in the 2010 Masters Tournament at Vail. Masters division all star, Mike Roth scored the winner on fast break feed from Ryan Ferrin with a mere four ticks left on the game clock.

Genesis’ Alex Smith, tournament MVP, was the star of the day making 18 saves. His excellent play was marked with several big stops to keep Genesis in the game; he finished the day blocking 62% of Jagermeisters’s shots.

The deal seemed sealed when Roth scored to put Genesis up by 2 with only three minutes left to go, but Jagermeister quickly answered with 2 goals in the next 30 seconds to tie the game with 2:30 left.

Mike Napolilli of Genesis paced the game with 6 points on 4 goals and 2 assists. Roth finished the game with 4 goals while Ferrin ended with 4 points having 2 goals and 2 assists. Tournament All Stars Greg Peters and Marc DiGivanni from Jagermeisters led their side with 5 points each, Peters on 4 goals and 1 assist, DiGivanni on 2 goals and 3 assists.

Monday Results
Championship: Genesis 12, Jagermeister 11
3rd Place: Olympic Club 12, Hulu 7
Breakaway 6, Mac/Vipers 2
Buddah’s Ballers 7, Staph Infection 5
Middlebury 14, Chico’s Bail Bonds 7

All-Tournament Team:
Attack:
6 – Ross Johnson – Olympic Club
13 – Mike Roth – Genesis
11 – Mike Napolilli – Genesis
2 – Gregg Peters – Jagermeister

Midfield:
9 – Mark DiGiovanni – Jagermeister
5 – Jeremy Gusky – Jagermesiter
8 – Rich Decker – Jagermeister
16 – John Galvin – Hulu
25 – Michael Clayton – Olympic Club

Defense:
34 – Troy Ergenbright – Genesis
19 – Kevin O’Brien – Chico’s Bail Bonds
34 – Jed Raymond – Middlebury
1 – Brett Tucker – Jagermeister

Goalie:
1 – K. McGurn – Hulu

Face-Off:
1 – Garth Heth – Genesis

Long-Stick Midfield:
6 – Jake Herman – Genesis

Tournament MVP:
26 – Alex Smith – Goaltender – Genesis

Men's Supermasters Division

There was finally a bit of drama on the Supermasters winner’s bracket as two tightly contested semifinal games set up an exciting rematch of last year’s championship between Millennium/Rock-it Pocket and the Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen. The Statesmen needed overtime to get past the Adidas Magic Wands 7-6 while Rock-it Pocket pulled away from Middlebury for an 11-7 win. They will play for all the marbles tomorrow at 2:30pm. De Phiant and Lacrosse Republic will play for the consolation championship tomorrow at 12:30pm.

Monday Results:
Semifinals:
Millennium/Rock-it Pocket 11, Middlebury 7
Quicksilver Elder Statesmen 7, Adidas Magic Wands 6 (OT)

Consolation:
Yellow Dog 10, NYAC Founding Fathers 4
Lacrosse.com 7, Navy Old Goats 5
Lacrosse Republic 9, Princeton Obsoletes 4
Arizona Graybirds 7, Leopold Bros. Aged Spirits 4
De Phiant 7, Colorado Lacrosse Club 3

Tuesday Match-Ups:
Championship: Millennium/Rock-it Pocket vs. Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen – 2:30pm – Ford West
3rd Place: Middlebury vs. Adidas Magic Wands – 10:30am – Ford West
5th Place: Yellow Dog vs. Lacrosse.com – 11:00am – Donovan Park
7th Place: NYAC Founding Fathers vs. Navy Old Goats – 9:00am – Donovan Park
Consolation Championship: Colorado Lacrosse Club vs. Lacrosse Republic – 12:30pm – Ford West
Princeton Obsoletes vs. Leopold Bros. Aged Spirits – 9:30am – Ford East
Colorado Lacrosse Club vs. Arizona Graybirds – 8:30am – Ford West

Men's Grandmasters Division

  010 Grandmasters Champions  
  Elder Statesmen

The Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen dominated all aspects of the game in the Grandmasters Championship, beating Los Viejos de Adidas 11-2.  The Statesmen were just too good at every position and the championship game came and went with a whimper.  It was a repeat championship for Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen, who also won in 2009.

Monday Results:
Championship:  Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen 11, Los Viejos de Adidas 2
3rd PlaceMiddlebury 17, Nacho Mamas 7
5th PlaceGravediggers 13, Princeton Notsoletes 5
7th PlaceNavy Grand Goats 5, Colorado Lacrosse Club 4

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Utah Youth Lacrosse Tournaments: Park City “Ski Town Shoot-Out” On June 18-19 Featured 84 Boys And Girls Lacrosse Teams From Western U.S.


Last Friday and Saturday, the Ski Town Shoot-Out lacrosse tournament spread hordes of youth players across one of Utah’s premier lacrosse hotbeds: Summit County.

In its sixth year, the event drew 84 teams from around the Western U.S. and some of the nation’s most respected youth referees, said organizer Niki Harding. Teams came from Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona and California, as well as right down the road in Park City. The boys’ ranks were limited to eighth grade and lower, while girls of all ages were invited to compete for the first time.

“It’s a celebration of the end of the season,” Harding said. “Last year, we had a downpour out here, but you couldn’t have paid for better weather this year.”

The event kicked off with opening ceremonies Friday morning at the central plaza at The Canyons, paying a tribute to the Spirit of the Game with Tribal West Lacrosse’s Chief Burning Squirrel, who lit a ceremonial torch.

For more:   http://www.parkrecord.com/summit_county-sports/ci_15352130

Arizona High School Boys Lacrosse: Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL) Announces All-Americans And Players Of The Year Selections


 

2010 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Academic All-American

Senior Middie
Blake Franey
Pinnacle Pioneers

  • Attending UCLA in the Fall
  • Perfect 4.0 unweighted average
  • 4.56 weighted average
  • 2360 SAT totals
  • National Honor Society (4 years)
  • 4 year starter at midfield
  • defensive midfielder
  • on face-off midfield unit
  • played on man-down team
  • captain of team senior year

Div I Defensive POY and
USL All-American

Senior Goaltender
Brian LaFlam
Chandler Wolves

  • USL High School All-American for AZ (2010)
  • State Champion Runner up (2010)
  • First team All-State Goalie (2010)
  • Second team All-State Goalie (2009)
  • 3x All star team (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • .661 Save percentage 2010
  • Attending ASU (Fall 2010)

Div I Offensive POY

Senior Attackman
Justin Straker
Saguaro Sabercats

  • First Team All State (2010)
  • 2x All Star Attack (2009, 2010)
  • 2x Captain for Saguaro Lacrosse (2009, 2010)
  • League leading scorer – 83 points (49 goals, 34 assists)
  • 141 ground balls

Div II Offensive POY

Junior Attackman
Zack Johnson
Glendale Vipers

  • 2010 All State 1st Team
  • 2010 Div II Point Leader (37G/ 21A/ 58 pts)
  • 2010 Div II All Star Team
  • National Honor Society Member
  • 4.07 GPA
  • Returns as a Senior for 2011 Season

Div II Defensive POY

Sophomore Goalie
Chase Seuffert
Glendale Vipers

  • 2010 DII First Team All State (Goalie)
  • 2010 DII First Team All Star (Goalie)
  • 2 Year starter at Goalie
  • .747 Save percentage
  • 68 more saves than closest competitor
  • Returns for Junior Year in 2011