Tag Archives: New Jersey

High School Boys Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Delbarton Boys Lacrosse 8-7 Overtime Win To Capture New Jersey Group A State Championship


Delbarton and Don Bosco met in the Group A NJSIAA championship.  It was an incredible game that featured Delbarton trying to make a 4 goal comeback with 3 minutes to go.

Growth Of Lacrosse: New York, New Jersey And Connecticut Have Seen A 42% Increase In Boys And Girls Lacrosse Participation Since 2003, Mirroring The Growth In Western States’ Lacrosse


“…the number of boys and girls playing lacrosse in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut has climbed above 91,000, according to US Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body…”

While more than four times as many kids play Little League baseball and softball, the growth rates tell a different story. The number of boys and girls playing Little League in these three states has dropped 9% since 2003. Lacrosse participation over the past five years has soared more than 42%.

  • The New York City metro area has seen a 40% jump in the number of kids playing the sport since 2006. Long Island, one of the sport’s breeding grounds, now has more than 100 competitive youth travel teams, compared to just four in 2002.
  • In Connecticut, participation has more than doubled in the past decade, helped by the addition of girls’ lacrosse.
  • New Jersey has seen an explosion, too. The state has fielded more than 300 high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse programs this year, more than triple its mid-1990s total. (By comparison, the state has roughly 375 girls’ softball programs). “It’s not like baseball isn’t popular in the community, but I think it’s fair to say that, at the present time, lacrosse reigns as king in our area,” said Mike Sandor, athletic director at Summit High School in New Jersey.
  • Perhaps the strongest sign of the sport’s gathering strength is its invasion into the five boroughs. There are now 30 New York City high-school lacrosse teams, according to the city’s Public Schools Athletic League, a five-fold increase from seven years ago. Because of that, the number of boys and girls high school players has more than quadrupled since 2002.
  • A number of the area’s best high-school teams are from some of the nation’s most affluent areas, including New Jersey’s Morris and Union counties and Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties.
  • According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, more than 55% of regular lacrosse participants come from households that earn $100,000 or more.

Colleges that have excelled at the sport include elite academic schools like Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Duke and Virginia.

For more:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304392704576376023954172808.html

Concussions In Lacrosse: New Jersey Will Sign Into Law A “Comprehensive Concussion Prevention And Treatment Law” In 2011-12 To Include “Signed Acknowledgements From Parents” And Clearance For Play From A Physician


New Jersey will sign into law comprehensive concussion prevention and treatment law to be implemented by the 2011-2012 academic year, focusing on athletic head injury safety programs, according to a New Jersey Today report.

The law will require any player who incurs a concussion or is

Concussions in Lacrosse

suspected of having a concussion removed from play until he or she has received written clearance from a physician.

The State Department of Education and the Department of Health and Senior Services will be responsible for developing and implanting the program, which includes public education courses on the warning signs and symptoms of head and neck injuries. Training will also include information about returning to play after incurring a concussion.

The law also requires the Department to provide a fact sheet on concussions and head injuries to student athletes and their parents. School districts are required to receive signed acknowledgement from a parent or guardian regarding the risks of head injury before student athletes are allowed to participate.

School districts are also responsible for developing written policies and safety standards for treating sports-related concussions. The law will require any player who incurs a concussion or is suspected of having a concussion removed from play until he or she has received written clearance from a physician.

For more:  http://beckersorthopedicandspine.com/sports-medicine/2652-new-jersey-law-will-require-concussion-education-physicians-notes-for-student-athletes

Best Of New Jersey High School Boys Lacrosse: St. Augustine Prep Boys Lacrosse (19-3) 2010 Season Highlights (Video)


Highlights from the 2010 St. Augustine Prep High School Boys Lacrosse season.

Best Of High School Boys Lacrosse: Summit Boys Lacrosse (NJ) Repeated As State Lacrosse Champions With A 6-1 Victory Over St. Joseph’s (Video)


Summit successfully defended it’s status as reigning state champs when they took down St. Joe’s at Rutgers University on Saturday.

Behind patient offense and a smothering and steadfast defense, the Hilltoppers claimed their second-straight N.J. Title, 6-1.

Best Of New Jersey High School Boys Lacrosse: Summit Boys Lacrosse (23-0) Defeated St. Joseph Metuchen (23-2) 6-1 To Win New Jersey “Tournament Of Champions” State Title (Video)


Dan Feeney had two goals and one assist and Sonny Round scored twice to lead Summit, No. 1 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, to a 6-1 victory over St. Joseph (Met.) in the final of the NJSIAA/New Balance Tournament of Champions on Saturday before 3,204 at Rutgers’ Yurcak Field in Piscataway.

Summit (23-0) came close to recording its third shutout of the season, but Ed Lubowicki scored with 1:57 remaining in regulation for St. Joseph (23-2), which suffered its first loss to in-state competition this season.

For more:  http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-8569532131413902369/nj-boys-lacrosse-summit-beats-st-joseph-for-tournament-of-champions-crown/

Date Opponent Result
4/01 RANDOLPH   W, 12-5
4/03 at Delbarton   W, 3-1
4/07 at St Joseph’s Prep   W, 8-4
4/09 at Westfield   W, 9-7
4/12 A.L.JOHNSON-CLARK   W, 16-2
4/17 at West Morris Central   W, 6-2
4/19 at Columbia   W, 12-1
4/22 SETON HALL PREP   W, 14-1
4/24 at Madison   W, 12-3
4/26 NEW PROVIDENCE   W, 15-1
4/28 MENDHAM   W, 13-1
5/01 CHATHAM   W, 7-2
5/03 GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON   W, 15-0
5/05 RIDGEWOOD   W, 10-3
5/07 at West Essex Regional   W, 12-4
5/12 CRANFORD   W, 12-0
5/14 vs. Westfield   W, 7-2
5/18 MANASQUAN   W, 14-1
5/20 RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN   W, 13-2
5/22 MOUNTAIN LAKES   W, 9-2
5/26 vs. Madison   W, 10-4
6/02 vs. Ridge   W, 11-4
6/05 vs. St Joseph Metuchen   W, 6-1
Coach: Jim Davidson

Best Of New Jersey High School Boys Lacrosse: Summit (22-0) Defeated Ridge 11-4 On June 2 (Video)


Date Opponent Result
4/01 RANDOLPH   W, 12-5
4/03 at Delbarton   W, 3-1
4/07 at St Joseph’s Prep   W, 8-4
4/09 at Westfield   W, 9-7
4/12 A.L.JOHNSON-CLARK   W, 16-2
4/17 at West Morris Central   W, 6-2
4/19 at Columbia   W, 12-1
4/22 SETON HALL PREP   W, 14-1
4/24 at Madison   W, 12-3
4/26 NEW PROVIDENCE   W, 15-1
4/28 MENDHAM   W, 13-1
5/01 CHATHAM   W, 7-2
5/03 GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON   W, 15-0
5/05 RIDGEWOOD   W, 10-3
5/07 at West Essex Regional   W, 12-4
5/12 CRANFORD   W, 12-0
5/14 vs. Westfield   W, 7-2
5/18 MANASQUAN   W, 14-1
5/20 RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN   W, 13-2
5/22 MOUNTAIN LAKES   W, 9-2
5/26 vs. Madison   W, 10-4
6/02 vs. Ridge   W, 11-4
6/05 vs. St Joseph Metuchen    
Coach: Jim Davidson