At the 2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout, Lacrossewear and the Big Green Herd met in the second semi final of the Men’s Elite Division. In a high scoring game that saw 31 goals, Lacrossewear scored the game winning goal with less than 15 seconds to play to win the game 16-15 and advance to the Elite Finals. Check out all the highlights with Lax.com.
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Lacrosse Tournaments: Video Highlights Of “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Men’s Elite Semifinal Between “LacrosseWear” And “Big Green Herd”
Lacrosse Tournaments: Video Highlights Of “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Men’s Elite Semifinal Between “All Out” And “Brine Elite” On July 6
At the 2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout, the Brine Elite squad and All Out team squared off in the first semi-final in the Men’s Elite Division. All Out dominated the first half, but Brine went on a fourth quarter run with two big two pointers. The goals, however, just weren’t enough to steal the win. All Out’s Billy Ward led the way to victory with three goals and three assists. Check out all the Highlights of All Out’s 15-13 win with Lax.com!
Lacrosse Tournaments: “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Men’s Elite Championship Final” Features “All Out” Coming Back From 5 Goal Deficit To Defeat “LacrosseWear” 16-15 In 2OT On July 7
Lacrosse Tournaments: “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Men’s Elite Semifinals On July 6 Feature “LacrosseWear” Outlasting “Big Green Herd” 16-15 In OT And “All Out” Defeating “Brine Elite” 15-13
Lacrosse Tournaments: “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Men’s Elite Division Begins Play With LacrosseWear, Rocky Mountain Oysters, Brine Elite, Denver City Lax And The Big Green Herd Favored
Coach: Paul Landaiche Jr., Clark Mercer
Key Players: Austin Kaut (Goalie, Penn State, 2014); Goran Murray (Defense, Maryland, 2015); Mike Chanenchuk (Midfield, Maryland, 2014); Wells Stanwick (Attack, Johns Hopkins, 2016); Kieran McArdle (Attack, St. John’s, 2014)
Team Preview: Lacrossewear is in its thirteenth Vail Shootout and has earned a reputation as one of the premier Men’s Elite teams in the nation. Lacrossewear’s team consistently features many of the most highly skilled players in lacrosse, young men who are leaders on the field, in their classrooms and in their communities. The mission is always to have a consistent focus on community involvement and philanthropy in addition to athletic endeavors. Team Lacrossewear decided back in 2005 that it was time to expand the scope and the significance of their involvement in the Shootout by benefiting the American Cancer Society and organizations committed to finding a cure for breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer; they incorporate pink and purple in their uniforms, colors representing cancer awareness, as a visible reminder of their causes.With your support, they can continue their great efforts both on the field and in their local areas, highlighting the impact that we as individuals can have on everyday lives. As a team and with their partner organizations, Team Lacrossewear supports health and social services causes and research through contributing to the United Way, the American Cancer Society and with exposure in events such as the Vail Shootout. Each year is another step closer to a cure! The Team would like to thank their longtime partner at Lacrossewear, Bo Lamon, for his continued support and providing the highest quality apparel in the lacrosse industry. They would also like to thank Clark Mercer, whose Red Mountain Grill in Avon is the new destination for Men’s and Women’s Elite après lax – with great food, 28 beers on tap and an outdoor patio, we know where the teams will be at sunset!
ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS
Coach/Organizer: Logan Bobzien
Key Players: Ben Brown (G: Whittier); Erik Smith (M F/O: Air Force); Will Corrigan (M: Notre Dame); Taylor Young (M: Denver); Ryan Parietti (A: Penn); Davis Gunter (D: Air Force); Hayden Porter (D: Colorado State)
Team Preview: The Oysters enter 2013 looking to build upon the success of recent years after taking 4th, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. The team’s emotional leader, Ben Brown, is hungry for his first Vail title and anchors a defense heavy with big game experience including Hayden Porter and Davis Gunter. The Oysters in the past have been successful because of chemistry, and this year is no exception. Outside of Will Corrigan, starting midfielder at Notre Dame, all midfield and attack hail from the same area of Colorado and have been playing together since middle school. Craftiness, veteran tactics, Youngbloods, and high IQ are all a part of The Oysters game. The best description: family. The Oysters look forward to the great competition that Vail always attracts, and letting their play show the fans of the tournament what has made this team consistently one of the best.
Team Founder: LT Matt Keller – USNA 2009
Team Managers: Tom Keller (Williams ’80)
Key Players: Ryan Danehy (Dartmouth ’06), Randy Fraser (Springfield ’90), Grant Whiteway (UMass ’15), Connor Mooney (UMass ’14), Mike Maggio (Lasell ’09), Nick Maggio (Merrimack ’12), Sam Mayes (Pheiffer ’10), Mike Levin (Brown ’04), Jimmy Harrison (Holy Cross ’09)
Team Preview: This year’s Brine Elite squad will look to repeat its journey to the final four of the Men’s Elite Division. The rarified air of Vail left the team eager to compete for the title once again. Some of the best players to ever play in the BRINE Elite Summer Lacrosse League make up about half of the roster. The other half has a distinct Colorado flavoring. With this melting pot of lacrosse talent, the team really looks forward to the 4th of July and the Vail Shootout. Thanks go out to our sponsors for their continued support; BRINE, Party Time and the BRINE Elite Lacrosse League. Our thoughts and prayers are always with the people serving to protect our country, especially the members of Riverine Squadron 3, USN.
DENVER CITY LAX/STYLAX
Coaches: Ben Allison
Key Players: Kyle Harrison, and Sam Bradman
Team Preview: Denver City Lax is back at the Shootout for a third year, and has assembled a talented team made up of current college players, recent graduates and professional players. These players consist of current and past college All-Americans, college Players of the Year, Tewaaraton nominees and winner, and Team USA, Canada, & England representatives. This group of ambassadors meet in Vail each summer to compete and support the mission of Denver City Lax, a sports based youth development non-profit focused on introducing the sport of lacrosse to under-served neighborhoods while teaching life values and the importance of education. We are excited to team up with our sponsor StyLax, the premier manufacturer of sublimated lacrosse uniforms and apparel anywhere. And a big shout out to both STX and the players for hosting a free clinic for City Lax kids in Denver before arriving in Vail. You are ambassadors for the sport and we appreciate you giving back to help grow the game in urban areas. We also want to thank the long list of volunteers and contributors whose ongoing support continues to fuel the numerous success stories of Denver City Lax kids on the field and in the classroom. Your time, donations and financial support are what’s made it possible to bring new opportunities to youth in the Denver metro area. For more information or to make a donation please visit our website at: http://www.DenverCityLax.org.
THE BIG GREEN HERD
Coaches/Organizers: Ryan O’Connor, Brad Heritage
Key Players: Todd Heritage (A, Bucknell, 2014); Kyle Menendez (D, Stevenson, 2011); Jackson Place (D, Bucknell, 2014); Kyle Feeney (G, Bucknell, 2013), Mike Devine (M, Eastern Connecticut, 2014)
Team Preview: The Big Green Herd [BGH] is made up of a strong contingent of current and former players from Dartmouth College and Bucknell University, hence the team name. Beyond the members tied to those institutions, the BGH is rounded out with a very strong group of athletes who have excelled at all levels of the game. With an experienced and seasoned defense, led by savvy veterans Ryan O’Connor and Andrew Goodhand, and backstopped by net-minders Mike Novosel and Kyle Feeney, goals should be hard to come by against the Herd. Offensively, the BGH has very capable playmakers in attackmen Todd Heritage, Mike Bonacci, and Ronjohn Dadd, while the presence of Nick Bonacci, Peter Burke, Cam Lee, and Mike Devine from the midfield should put serious pressure on opposing defensive units. The BGH prides itself on making plays on and off the field, with hustle and camaraderie at the core of its approach. We’d like to thank the event organizers for their tireless work in putting the Shootout together and our friends/family for their support.
Lacrosse Tournaments: “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Releases 20-Team Men’s Elite Division Brackets And Play-In Games Beginning On July 4
Lacrosse Tournaments: “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” On June 29 – July 7 Features Over 65 Club Teams Competing In High School, Men’s Elite, Masters And Grandmasters Divisions
The Vail Lacrosse Tournament is by most accounts, the most prestigious annual Club Lacrosse tournament in the world. Past years have seen the United States national team and the Canadian national team enter the tournament (1994).
In 1993, the Canadian East and West invitational squads competed in the tournament, and held a quiet intersquad game on the last day of the tournament to help determine the final roster for the 1994 Canadian national team. The English national team competed in Vail in 1992, and for the last 10 years, the top teams from the United States Club Lacrosse Association have brought teams to Vail. In 1995 16 of the 24 1994 U.S. National team players competed in the tournament for different teams. Since the start of Major League Lacrosse, fewer professional players are able to make it out, but the Colorado Mammoth along with other National Lacrosse League players continue to take the field. In 2006, a Grand Masters division will be offered for those >50.
Expected Teams for 2013 Shootout:
Men’s Elite Division: (20 teams): Adrenaline Tropics, Balance Bar, Brine Elite, Crease Beavers, Denver City Lax, FCA, Jammin Salmon, Lacrossewear, Lofers, Millenium Lacrosse Club, MN Chill, Prestige Lacrosse, Rocky Mtn Oysters, Southern Combat Americans, Team Gutman, Team Scout, Team Tama, The Big Green Herd, True Lacrosse, and Warrior X
High School Boys Division: (17 teams): ADRLN Jr. Tropics, Baltimore Crabs, Black Hawks, Brady’s Bunch, Colorado, FCA Colorado West, FCA Lacrosse, Frost Lacrosse, Jr. Buddha’s Ballers, KC Blue Lion Lacrosse, Lawrenceville Big Red, Laxachusetts, Midwest Select, MN Chill, Orange Lacrosse, Western CO Mavericks, and Winnipeg Wolverines
Supermasters Division: (11 teams): Aged Spirits, C2C Magic Wands, Cactus Lacrosse, Elder Statesmen, Gargoyle Athletics, Generals, Middlebury, Moondoggies, Navy Old Goats, Princeton BCLF, and Yellow Dog
Grandmasters Division: (9 teams): Air Force Graybirds, CLC, Eldest Statesmen, Los Viejos de C2C, Middlebury, Mr. BOH Lacrosse Club, Navy Grand Goats, Princeton BCLF, and Tombstone
Masters Division: (8 teams): Buddha’s Ballers, Jagermeister, Middlebury, Olympic Club, Power Tek, Silver Oyster, Team Adrenaline, and Team Hulu