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NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Announces Commitment Of 12 Student-Athletes Including Defenseman Edwin Glazener (La Jolla, CA) And Bobby Gray (San Rafael, CA)

The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse program has announced the commitment of 12 student-athletes who will suit up for the Fighting Irish beginning in the 2013 season. The class, which is ranked eighth nationally by Inside Lacrosse, features four midfielders, four defensemen, three attackmen and one goalie. Three of the incoming players are listed in the Inside Lacrosse “Power 100 Freshmen” rankings, while two appear in the magazine’s top-20 post-graduate player rankings. Midfielders Trevor Brosco (#49) and Kyle Trolley (#96) along with defenseman Matt Landis (#66) are in the “Power 100 Freshmen”. Attackman Matt Kavanagh is the top-ranked post-graduate player, while fellow attackman Bobby Gray appears at No. 19 on the list.


NAME POS. HT. WT. HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL/PG SCHOOL Trevor Brosco M 5-9 185 Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River Edwin Glazener D 6-4 215 La Jolla, Calif./The Bishop’s School Adam Goins M 5-11 190 Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga Bobby Gray A 6-2 190 San Rafael, Calif./St. Ignatius College Prep/Deerfield Acad. Matt Kavanagh A 5-8 170 Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade/Hotchkiss Matt Landis LSM/D 6-2 195 Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial Andrew Larrabee G 5-9 165 Bedford, N.Y./Byram Hills Eddy Lubowicki A 6-0 180 Somerset, N.J./St. Joseph’s (Metuchen) Cole Riccardi M 6-3 210 Madison, N.J./Delbarton Jack Sheridan D 5-11 190 West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep Thomas Stephan D 6-0 175 Chatham, N.J./Chatham Kyle Trolley M 6-1 175 Peterborough, Ontario/Culver Academy (Ind.)

Edwin Glazener – Defense – La Jolla, Calif./The Bishop’s School
Rated as the 39th best defenseman in the class of 2012 by Inside Lacrosse … earned All-America honors during his senior season … a four-year letter winner at The Bishop’s School … two-time conference player of the year in addition to being named to the all-San Diego team twice … captained his squad during his junior and senior seasons … team defensive MVP … played under former Notre Dame lacrosse player Steve Sepeta … Adrenaline Showcase and High Rollers participant … an honor roll student … son of Chris and Ann Glazener … has a younger brother, Davis.

Corrigan on Glazener … “He gives us another big, athletic defenseman. He’s another one of our guys who understands how we play the game and they are excited about getting out there with us.”

Bobby Gray – Attack – San Rafael, Calif./St. Ignatius College Prep/Deerfield Academy (PG)
Rated as the 19th best post-graduate recruit in the class of 2012 by Inside Lacrosse … spent his post-graduate year at Deerfield Academy in Connecticut … received All-America honors during his junior and senior seasons at St. Ignatius … team captain during his senior season at St. Ignatius along with receiving the John M. Senyard Award (team MVP) … first team all-WCAL during his final two seasons at St. Ignatius … Adrenaline All-American in 2011 … 2008 Adrenaline All-Star Team … Nike Blue Chip … 2010 Gait Cup All-Star Team … Under Armour All-American Midwest Team … also played football at Deerfield Academy … son of Bill and Suzy Gray.

Corrigan on Gray … “Bobby did a post-grad year at Deerfield after coming from the West Coast. That was especially good for him since he was coming from an environment where the competition game-in and game-out wasn’t at the same level as it was at Deerfield. He had a great year and he will bring some maturity, both physically and in every other way, to his freshman year.”

For more:  http://www.und.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/081512aac.html

California High School Lacrosse: La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Defeats Torrey Pines 8-7 On May 26 To Win 2012 CIF-San Diego Championship (Video)

The Torrey Pines falcons led by Cornell bound Sean Doyle and Maryland bound Lucas Gradinger look for redemption against the La Costa Canyon Maveriks. The Maveriks under the leadership of head coach Jesse Foss have taken down the Falcons twice this season with the last meeting ending in triple overtime.

California High School Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Defeats St. Ignatius Prep 10-9 On April 21 In Battlle Of State’s Top Two Teams (Video Replay)


National High School Boys Lacrosse: ESPN Ranks “Top 25 Midfielders” Including Three From California

Top 25 Midfielders

Key: athlete, school (city, state), college commitment if known
1. Will McNamara, Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Virginia
McNamara was a huge piece of the puzzle that was the perfect season for Haverford. The 2011 US All-American has the gifts to be a great lacrosse player at the next level. McNamara tried out for the US Under 19 squad and played for the Philly underclass team at the Under Armour games. The Haverford rising senior was the only junior to be named ESPNHS First Team All-American.

2. Spencer Parks, St. Paul’s (Brooklandville, Md.), North Carolina
Parks played a big part in the Crusaders 2010 MIAA title run and was named to the 2011 All-MIAA team. The rising senior has a nice game around the cage and can play both attack and midfield. Parks made Second Team All-Met by the Baltimore Sun and Second team All-MSLCA which is a poll voted on by area high school coaches.

3. Mike Tagliaferri, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.), North Carolina
Tagliaferri is leading the charge for the rise of lacrosse on the West coast. The quick midfielder takes it to the cage every time and even when he has heavy pressure from defenders he still manages to find a way to get off a shot and make the score. The future Tar Heel has received all the accolades from his league and on the West coast the last two years, though the most impressive came this summer when Tagliaferri was named to the US Under 19 team.

4. Steven Pontrello, St. Augustine Prep (Richland, N.J.), North Carolina
Pontrello is one of four rising seniors to be selected to play for the US Under-19 team. The rising senior has a nice left-handed shot on the goal and he moves well up the field on transition. Besides being named to the US team, the two-time All-American also was named player of the year by the Atlantic City Press and was named to the All-State team for the second straight year.

5. Deemer Class, Loyola Blakefield (Towson, Md.), Duke
Class is one of the leaders on the Loyola-Blakefield team and he plays with great intensity. The rising senior is a 2011 USL All-American, and was selected to tryout for the US Under 19 team. Other honors include First Team Towson Times, First Team All-State (MSLCA). The two-year varsity player tallied up 29 goals 25 assists for the Dons.

6. Matthew Florence, Kent Denver (Englewood, Colo.), Virginia
Florence is another example of how fast the game of lacrosse is building out west. The rising senior was selected to play for the US Under-19 team. And was named 2011 All American, First Team All State, and All-Colorado team.

7. Patrick Berkery, Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.), Penn
The three-year varsity starter was named All-County and was selected to play for the Long Island underclass team at the Under Armour games. When Berkery has the ball, he runs over defenders trying to get close to the cage to score a goal.

8. Connor Reed, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), Johns Hopkins
Reed played for the Washington D.C. underclass team this summer. The rising senior collected many accolades for his play this spring. Reed was named to the First Team All-WCAC and Washington Post All-Met. Gonzaga has won the WCAC the past two seasons and this year Reed was named team MVP.

9. Jake Matthai, Gilman (Baltimore, Md.), North Carolina
Matthai helped lead Gilman to their second MIAA title in three years this past spring, is a big kid at 6-foot-4 and runs the filed with grace. He has some really nice dodges and his shots on goal are something to see. Matthai can faceoff, he can play clamp-down defense and he can move the ball up field with precision. The Greyhound was named MSCLA Honorable Mention and was named to the Baltimore Under Armour underclass team.

10. Zach Wood, Metea Valley (Aurora, Ill.), Virginia
Wood is a rising senior and he has already become the top scorer in Illinois history. The Meta Valley middie has been a two-time All-State, an All-American selection, and was given the distinct honor of being captain of the All-Daily Herald Team. Wood is transitioning from attack to midfield and he has the tools to make the switch and be successful at the next level.

The Next Fifteen

11. Brian Sherlock, St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.), North Carolina
12. Joe Kruy, Phillips Andover (Andover, Mass.), Duke
13. Charlie Schnider, Landon (Bethesda, Md.), Maryland
14. Sam Rohr, Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Penn
15. Greg Rhodes, Chaminade, (Mineola, N.Y.), Duke
16. Patrick Worstell, San Roman Valley (Danville, Calif.), Syracuse
17. Kylor Bellistri, Bullis School (Potomac, Md.), Brown
18. Oliver Saffery, Wellesley (Wellesley, Mass.), Gettysburg
19. Tommy O’Neil, St. Augustine Prep (Richland, N.J.), Penn State
20. Kelton Black, Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.), Johns Hopkins
21. Colin Flounlacker, Kent Island (Stevensville, Md.), Navy
22. Russ Atkinson, Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.), Navy
23. Zach Fixen, Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes, Calif.), Maryland
24. Griffin Cassagne, St. Mark’s (Dallas, Texas), undecided
25. Billy Heidt, Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.), Dartmouth

Lacrosse Injury Prevention: California Legislature Set To Vote On “Athletic Trainers Practice Act” With Hopes Of Ending State’s “Lack Of Regulation Of Athletic Trainers”

The Athletic Trainers Practice Act, also known as AB 374,would mandate that all athletic trainers must:

  • have graduated with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university athletic training program and have completed certification requirements for a nationally accredited athletic training certification program.
  • pass a comprehensive exam approved by a state-enacted Athletic Training Licensing Committee.
  • possess an emergency cardiac care certification.
  • pay application fees established by an Athletic Training Licensing Committee. The cost of maintaining that committee would be covered by the licensing fees, West stresses, ensuring no cost to taxpayers.

The following recounts a the efforts of a “Certified Athletic Trainer” who saved a lacrosse players life:

In May 2009, Tommy Mallon was playing in his final high school lacrosse game for Santa Fe Christian in Solana Beach, Calif., when he collided with an opposing player as both were scrambling for a bouncing ball. The hit initially appeared innocuous, yet Mallon felt a slight numbness in the back of his head. While his impulse was to get up and return to the game, Riki Kirchhoff, an onsite certified athletic trainer, refused to let him. Instead, she placed Mallon on a spineboard and had him transported by ambulance to a nearby trauma center.

There, doctors discovered that Mallon’s neck was fractured and that one of his vertebral arteries had been dissected, allowing blood to leak out of the artery and form a dangerous clot. “If he had gotten up and turned his head, he could very well have dropped dead right on the spot,” says Mike West, president of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association. “Athletic trainers save lives; it’s as simple as that.”

Mallon, who underwent months of treatment and therapy, will never play contact sports again. But because a certified athletic trainer saved his life, Mallon and his mother, Beth, have dedicated themselves to ensuring that every high school in the United States has access to a certified athletic trainer through Advocates for Injured Athletes. The organization’s San Diego-based location is noteworthy because California is one of three states that do not even regulate the athletic training profession. (Alaska and Hawaii are the others.)

For more:  http://athleticbusiness.com/articles/article.aspx?articleid=3782&zoneid=33

College Lacrosse Recruiting: California And Connecticut Pass Laws To Make Colleges “Fully Disclose” All Benefits And Covered Expenses With “Student-Athletic Scholarships”, Including “One-Year Renewal” Feature

“Recruiters are fueling a lot of myths….Chief among them is the four-year scholarship. Four-year scholarships don’t exist, so this bill will show recruits the truth and point out things they need to consider when making a choice.”

This Friday, a new law takes effect in Connecticut that will require colleges to disclose exactly what student-athletes are agreeing to when they accept an athletic scholarship.

The law, which passed the Connecticut House by a 140-to-3 vote and was unanimously approved in the Senate, seeks to keep recruits informed that scholarships are only good for one year and are subject to renewal at the discretion of the school. It also mandates full disclosure of how sports-related medical expenses are covered and what out-of-pocket expenses a student-athlete can expect to pay. Schools must post such details online and make the link available to recruits, according to an Associated Press report by Pat Eaton-Robb and Rusty Miller.

“Families very often rely on schmoozing from recruiters who say things like, ‘The school will take care of you,’ ” state representative Pat Dillon (D-New Haven) told the AP. “They don’t necessarily know what they are getting into when they start signing documents.”

Similar legislation, signed into law in 2010, takes full effect next year in California. “Recruiters are fueling a lot of myths,” added National College Players Association founder Ramogi Huma, a former UCLA linebacker who helped sponsor the California legislation. “Chief among them is the four-year scholarship. Four-year scholarships don’t exist, so this bill will show recruits the truth and point out things they need to consider when making a choice.”

Out-of-pocket expense estimates can vary widely between institutions. If those are clearly spelled out for recruits, they will be better able to comparison shop. “I want to send my son or daughter to a school where they treat them not as commodities, but as valuable human beings,” University of New Haven sports management professor Allen Sack told the AP. “This kind of legislation will create competition among schools.”

James Jackson is one student-athlete who would have chosen differently had he known the score up front. Jackson, a wide receiver, had been under the assumption when he signed with Ohio State that the university would finance his ongoing pursuit of a degree, so long as he received satisfactory grades and stayed out of trouble. He says he was encouraged to transfer two years into his college career to free up a scholarship for another, more promising OSU prospect. Jackson now attends Division II Wayne State in Michigan.

“My main goal coming out of high school was to get a degree from a Division I program,” Jackson told the AP. “If I had known they wouldn’t keep me in school for four to five years, no matter what, I would have gone somewhere else.”

For more:  http://athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=558

California High School Lacrosse: St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse Trails Entire Game Before Defeating Coronado 9-8 In Battle Of Top Teams On April 30

Saturday the Islanders took their talents to Santa Barbara, which in theory is halfway between Coronado and San Francisco, the home of their weekend opponent from St. Ignatius College Prep. The contest featured Coronado, the No. 1 ranked team in California against the No. 2 team from St. Ignatius. Somewhat ironically about one week before, the girls lacrosse teams from the two schools, then both ranked No. 1 and 2, played each other. With a bit of foreshadowing, the Wildcats won that game as well.

Saturday’s boys’ lacrosse game was a 9-8 victory by St. Ignatius, a contest that Cade thought his team could have won. “It was a tough game and hard-fought. It came down to one play or one goal. We couldn’t muster a goal in the fourth quarter. We had the lead the entire game, from the opening whistle. When the fourth quarter came around, the boys needed to come up with a goal or a stop.

That is a lesson every team has to learn. It matters what you do at the end of a game. It was certainly a game we could have won.”

When asked who had good games for the Islanders, Cade responded, “Runyon, Alex Bookout and Shepherd had nice games. Sergio Flores was an absolute soldier. He is such an emotional leader and he gave everything he had out there. He hurt his shoulder and refused to be taken out. He left the game after a couple more quarters. It was Herculean. If everyone had his heart and motor, there isn’t a team in the country who would beat us. Andrew Woolf, our face off guy, played well. We need to try and find a few more of those guys.”

The Islander’s season has five games remaining and the team is currently 12-3. This week on Tuesday the team travels to Cathedral Catholic for a 7 p.m., game, Friday evening at 7 p.m., the team travels to Scripps Ranch and Saturday evening Coronado hosts Poway at 7 p.m.

For more:  http://www.coronadonewsca.com/news/article_3e0775f6-774f-11e0-b452-001cc4c03286.html

Western High School Lacrosse: #1 La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA, 4-0) Defeated Arapahoe (CO) 11-10 March 23 For 27th Straight Win

The La Costa Canyon High boys lacrosse team saw what appeared to be a laugher turn into a nail-biter before holding on for a narrow victory.

The Mavericks built a six-goal lead over Littleton (Colo.) Arapahoe before hanging on for an 11-10 victory in a matchup of two of the best high school lacrosse programs in the West on Wednesday night.

The win was the Mavericks’ 27th straight.

“I’m glad we got a win,” La Costa coach Jesse Foss said. “I don’t feel good about having to hang on. That shouldn’t have happened. We’ll correct those wrongs.”

The Mavericks (4-0), who entered the week ranked No. 3 in the Western United States and No. 1 in California by WestSideLax.com, took a 7-2 lead into the second half, and junior Brendan Gaughan made it 8-2 10 seconds into the third quarter.

But Arapahoe (1-1), ranked fourth in the West and second in Colorado at the start of the week, scored four straight goals to cut the deficit to two.

“It’s a game of streaks,” Arapahoe coach Guy Cerasoli said. “We came out slow, and they came out firing on all cylinders. We got into the locker room at halftime and let the guys know, ‘Hey, listen, we’re still in this. Five goals is not a really big deficit. We can overcome that. Just keep our nose to the grindstone.’

“We were getting a lot of looks, but their goalie was just coming up big. He was standing on his head in the first half. They started falling for us in the second.”

The teams traded goals the rest of the third period, and the Warriors scored three minutes into the fourth quarter to get within 11-10, but neither team scored again.

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/high-school/nct/boys-lacrosse/article_221098f5-48a0-579e-bdd0-b0555356d8b9.html

Western High School Boys Lacrosse: Under Armour “Power Rankings” Feature Colorado’s #1 Cherry Creek, #2 Regis Jesuit Followed By California’s San Ramon Valley, La Costa Canyon And St. Ignatius


1. Cherry Creek (Colo.)
2. Regis Jesuit (Colo.)
3. San Ramon Valley (Calif.)
4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.)
5. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)
6. Kent Denver (Colo.)
7. Arapahoe (Colo.)
8. Bellevue (Wash.)
9. De La Salle (Calif.)
10. Lincoln (Ore.)

States: California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

For more:  http://insidelacrosse.com/rankpoll/hsregional/2011-02-24

California College Women’s Lacrosse: UC Davis Women’s Lacrosse Hires Former Top New Hampshire Player And Assistant Coach Katie Leland

Former New Hampshire standout and assistant coach Katie Leland has joined the UC Davis women’s lacrosse program as the top assistant, it was announced by head coach Elaine Jones during the fall of 2010. Leland arrives to the Aggies

One of the most prolifiic players in New Hampshire history, Katie Leland has joined the UC Davis women's lacrosse staff for the 2011 season.

after two-year stops at American University and her alma mater of UNH.

“I’m very pleased that Katie Leland has joined our staff,” said Jones. “Her knowledge of the game and previous Division I college coaching experiences, combined with her dedication to developing student-athletes both on the field and in the classroom, makes her a great addition to the UC Davis program.”

Originally from Timonium, Md., Leland enjoyed a record-setting Wildcat career from 2003 to 2006, setting four school records and earning postseason honors every year. After claiming America East All-Rookie honors as a freshman, she posted 60 goals with 30 assists to set a UNH season mark of 90 points. She also ranked eighth nationally in that category while finishing 15th in goals and 17th in assists. Along the way, Leland led the Wildcats to a school-record 15 wins, garnering IWLCA All-Region and All-America East first-team accolades.

In 2005, Leland struck again, compiling 51 goals and 21 assists to repeat her all-conference nod and earn a spot on the All-Region second team. She also added America East Student-Athlete of the Year acclaim. As a senior, she again led UNH in goals (53), assists (29) and points (82), ranking among the national leaders in each. Leland capped her career by capturing a third All-America East first-team award and making the IWLCA All-America squad.

For her career, Leland set school records with 179 goals and 270 points. She also held the UNH standards in single-game goals (9).

After graduating with a degree in kinesiology (emphasis in sports studies), Leland took a position as an assistant coach at American University. She helped guide the Eagles to a share of the Patriot League title in her second season, then returned to Durham to rejoin UNH for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Also assisting Jones and Leland is Molly Peterson, who will serve as an undergraduate assistant. Peterson started every game from 2007 through 2010, finishing among all-time Aggie leaders in career caused turnovers (84). She ranked 38th nationally in that category as a senior, averaging 1.65 per contest.

For more:  http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/102910aaa.html