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U-9 To U-15 Boys Lacrosse Rules: “2013 US Lacrosse Youth Lacrosse Rule Differences”


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US Lacrosse “Gold Stick Standards Of Excellence” Endorsed To Bring National Standards To Boys And Girls Youth Lacrosse


For more:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/goldstick

National Club Lacrosse: FCA National Boys Lacrosse Defeated Breakers (MD) 6-3 To Win 5th Annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament Of Champions U-15 Championship On Jan. 2 (Video)


In the U15 division national championship game, FCA National doubled up the Breakers (Md.), 6-3, to repeat as national champs. The Road Warriors took third with a 7-4 win over Burning River (OH).

Idaho High School Boys Lacrosse: Boys Lacrosse Programs Are Increasing In Number And Trying To Compete With Utah Programs


Sky View Middle School lacrosse coach Nicholas Baker remembers how the sport used to be in Utah.

    There was no place to buy equipment for the few players who were interested in the game. They had to buy everything online. The facilities didn’t exist yet, and there weren’t enough teams to form leagues.

    Team jerseys? Baker’s team would just show up wearing white shirts. Then, they would draw numbers on the shirts and call those their jerseys.

    That was just a decade ago. Now, Utah boasts about 130 high school programs. Sporting goods stores sell lacrosse equipment. An indoor facility was built just north of Salt Lake City. Interest is high and the sport is on the cusp of being sanctioned at the high school level.

    In Idaho, however, only Pocatello, Idaho Falls and the Treasure Valley field teams. Those programs are strong, but leagues like what exist in the Beehive State aren’t coming to the Gem State anytime soon. Baker thinks he knows why.

    “It didn’t get introduced in Idaho until a little later,” he said. “So Utah has had more time to develop its programs. Once kids see good lacrosse, they actually want to play. About five or six years ago, everyone started playing.”

    Baker admits that Utah still trails Colorado as far as Western states go, since Colorado already has the sport sanctioned at the high school level and has colleges competing on the Division I level, while Utah’s universities only play it as a club sport. But Mike Henderson, who coaches the Pocatello Bandits’ middle school team, would be very happy to see Idaho reach the level of its southern neighbor.

    The Bandits are much further along than the bare-bones level that Baker’s teams were once at, but they do have some shortfalls that are beyond their control. With the exception of Idaho Falls, the Bandits lack opponents in their own state. To get games, they have to travel south to Utah and play the established programs there.

    The Bandits hold their own but would love to play some road games that are closer than 100 miles away if they could. That’s why the Austin Langhaim memorial tournament that they hosted this weekend at O.K. Ward Park is an important event for them.

    “This is the only significant tournament in the area,” Henderson said. “The kids get a lot of playing time without all the travel for a change. Most of the teams (we play) are in Utah. This is our third year, and when we started, we barely had enough guys to fill a team. I now have the middle school and have 30 kids this year.”

    While the sport has had no trouble growing in the Gate City, it hasn’t caught on elsewhere in southeast Idaho. Henderson said that Idahoans haven’t had much exposure to the sport, even in Pocatello, because the teams don’t play at home very often.

    Despite that handicap, Henderson’s hopes are high. Baker said that he thinks Idaho could get to where Utah already is in three years, and Henderson said that’s a very realistic goal. But he admitted it wouldn’t be easy to get lacrosse as a high school sport sanctioned in Idaho.

    “You’d need a Blackfoot, perhaps a Soda or Malad picking up teams,” Henderson said. “But those teams would have a tough time playing because they have snow on the ground so much longer.”

    Utah doesn’t have that problem, allowing its players to start playing much earlier in the spring. The SportsPlex in Kaysville, Utah, allows teams to play indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate, and Brigham Young and Utah field excellent club teams, putting all the pieces in place for lacrosse to thrive in Utah.

    “We had six players go D-1 last year in Utah,” Baker said. “That’s the most we’ve ever had. It’s growing big and just getting better and better.”

    Henderson hopes that he can say the same one day about all of Idaho, not just Pocatello. But for now, he’ll settle for the Bandits growing and thriving, as they did this year.

    “I was suprised at the number of kids who came out,” he said. “It’s great. They have a lot of enthusiasm for the game, and hopefully, they recruit a few of their friends.”

http://www.idahostatejournal.com/sports/local/article_424c8cd6-55aa-11df-a977-001cc4c002e0.html

Best of Pennsylvania High School Boys Lacrosse: #3 Haverford Boys Lacrosse Defeated #1 Conestoga 8-7 On April 3 (Video)


Junior Matt Walters scored on a blazing shot with 47 seconds to play today to give host Haverford School a thrilling 8-7 victory over Conestoga in a battle of two of the state’s top boys’ lacrosse teams.

Haverford (4-2) is ranked No. 3 in the PA Media polls while Conestoga (2-1) entered play as the No. 1 team and a ranking of No. 7 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Rankings.

Last year, Conestoga easily handled the Fords, 10-4, and went on to reach the state finals. This time, the Pioneers held a 7-6 lead until senior attackman Stephen Aitken (two goals) tied the score, 7-7, with 8:17 remaining off a turnover forced by junior midfielder Brendan McGrath.

Conestoga was led by senior attackman Matt Smith, who tallied four goals and led a 3-0 run with two goals to give his team the 7-6 edge in the third period.

Haverford School junior goalie Conor Kelly, though, blanked Conestoga with several key saves in the final period and finished with eight overall.

Senior Pete Zonino made 10 saves for Conestoga.

Conestoga 2 2 3 0 – 7
Haverford School 2 3 1 2 – 8

Haverford Scoring: Stephen Aitken 2g; Matt Walters 2g; Carl Walrath 1g, 2a; Chris Hupfeldt 1g, 1a; Liam O’Connor 1g; Grove Stewart 1g.

Conestoga scoring: Matt Smith 4g; Dailey 1g, 1a; Jeff Chu 1g; Ryan Buttenbaum 1g; Ryan Lord 1a; Tanner Scott 1a.

Colorado High School Boys Lacrosse: State Champion Arapahoe Boys Lacrosse 2010 Season Features Kent Denver, Episcopal Dallas, Highland Park (TX), And Cherry Creek


Texas High School Boys Lacrosse: Highland Park Boys Lacrosse To Face Lawrenceville (NJ) In “2nd Annual Konica Minolta Big City Classic” On April 10 At The New Meadowlands


Highland Park finished 20th in the LaxPower National Coaches/Computer Ratings, going 18-1. The Scots, who were 18th in the final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings, claimed one of their wins over Lawrenceville, a 12-11 overtime victory. Highland Park was the Texas High School Lacrosse League Division I state champion for second straight season and finished the year ranked No. 1 in the STXLacrosse/WestSideLax.com Top 25 rankings.

The Scots feature senior defenseman Chris Hipps, who signed a Letter of Intent to play at Duke.

The Haverford School will play Canada’s Hill Academy, and Lawrenceville (N.J.) will meet Texas state champion Highland Park as part of a scholastic tournament doubleheader to kick off the 2nd Annual Konica Minolta Big City Classic on April 10 at the New Meadowlands, lacrosse officials have announced.

The Fords, co-champions of the powerful Philly Inter-Ac League in 2009, will face the Canadian power from Vaughan, Ontario, at 10:15 a.m. The Lawrenceville-Highland Park game will begin at 8:30 a.m. in what will be the first event ever played at the new stadium, located on the site of the old stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The winners of the two games will meet for the tourney championship the following day at Lawrenceville at 1:00 p.m. while the losers square off in a consolation game at 11 a.m., according to Lawrenceville athletic director John Simar. The first day of the tourney was moved to the New Meadowlands location to accommodate the Big City Classic.

Haverford School went 16-8 last year and finished 27th in the final LaxPower National Coaches/Computer ratings. The Fords have 10 players that have signed or committed to Division I colleges on their roster, seven of which are juniors.

The seniors that have signed include midfielder/face-off specialist Liam O’Connor (Notre Dame), attackman Chris Aitken (Penn State) and midfielder Billy Annesley (St. Joseph’s). The juniors that have committed include defenseman Alex Beatty and midfielder Brendan McGrath (Princeton), goalie Conor Kelly (Notre Dame), attackman Chris Hupfeldt (Penn), long stick midfielder Goran Murray (Maryland), midfielder Carl Walrath (Virginia) and midfielder Matt Walters (Syracuse).

Highland Park finished 20th in the LaxPower National Coaches/Computer Ratings, going 18-1. The Scots, who were 18th in the final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings, claimed one of their wins over Lawrenceville, a 12-11 overtime victory. Highland Park was the Texas High School Lacrosse League Division I state champion for second straight season and finished the year ranked No. 1 in the STXLacrosse/WestSideLax.com Top 25 rankings.

The Scots feature senior defenseman Chris Hipps, who signed a Letter of Intent to play at Duke.

Lawrenceville was 13-6 last year, losing one of its games to Haverford, 8-7, in overtime. The Big Red will feature two Philly-area players that have committed to colleges, PG attackman Westy Hopkins (member of two-time defending state champion La Salle), who has committed to Notre Dame; and midfielder Christian Clay (Duke’s Lacrosse Club), who is committed to Division III power Haverford School.

Hill Academy, considered one of the premier prep programs in the Northeast, is coached by Brodie Merrill. A former standout in the Canadian Lacrosse Association who The former Georgetown great and longtime box lacrosse standout from the Canadian Lacrosse Association, Merrill plays in the National Lacrosse League for the Edmonton Rush and in Major League Lacrosse for the Toronto Nationals.

Last year Philly’s Springfield-Delco defeated Ridgewood (N.J.), 8-5, in the opening of the inaugural Big City Classic. The Big City Classic features three major college contests:

1:00 PM – Hofstra vs. Delaware
4:00 PM – Virginia vs. North Carolina
6:30 PM – Princeton vs. Syracuse

The HEADstrong Foundation has been chosen as the Big City Classic Charity of choice. The participating teams have been invited to wear HEADstrong’s lime green shoelaces and lime green chinstraps provided by Cascade in support of the Foundation. Also, the referees will wear lime-green and black uniforms.

http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=16745