Tag Archives: NorCal

Youth Lacrosse Injuries: “High Hits To Head And Neck” Not Limited To High School Boys Lacrosse As NorCal U13 Game Footage Shows Illegal Cross-Checks And Hits To Player’s Heads That Produced Multiple In-Game Concussions (Video)

Comment from laxbuzz viewer:

“You are doing a great job with your website and particularly with your pieces on enforcing the head/neck rule to protect the players.”

 It isn’t limited to HS though, below is part of a weekly email to coaches from John Sheehan of the NCJLA about high hits during a Nor Cal youth U13A game: 

“We had several high hits to the head.  Here’s a link to some actual footage from a U13A game that shows what not to do.  Please educate your players on proper checks and the damage it does to the players who receive these hits.  Here’s the link that you may need to cut and paste to view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1KnJQUOnFo  “

I am not sure if these hits were called but I do know that several concussions occurred during this sequence.

Keep up the good work!

Northern California Boys Lacrosse: NorCal Boys U-15 Team To Compete In 2011 US Lacrosse Boys’ U-15 National Championship On July 22-24 At ESPN Wide World Of Sports In Lake Buena Vista, Florida

“We evaluated the top players at every position in terms of lacrosse skill, athletic ability, commitment and leadership – players who can represent Northern California in the best way possible both on and off the field,” said Coach Doug Appleton.

The NorCal team to represent NorCal Chapter at the US Lacrosse Boys’ U-15 National Championship was selected on January 16 at Sequoia HS, Redwood City.  After an impressive 4th place at the 2010 U-15 National Championship, NorCal is eligible to compete in the National event and bypass the Regional tournament play-in. The 2011 U-15 National Championship finals will be played at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, with the girls’ event on July 20-22 and the boys’ event on July 22-24.

NorCal tryout invitations were based on a combination of coach recommendation, recommendations and feedback from other coaches, the player’s tryout application, and the position played.  There were over 100 applications of which 70 players were selected to try out. The competition and skill level among the players was very high and the process to select the final team difficult.  The 15 evaluators were top area youth, high school and college coaches, as well as professional and club lacrosse players.
“Last year our NorCal national team was seeded first going into the semi-finals and was 2 seconds away from a championship appearance when a turnover and quick goal ended our championship run”, commented Coach Appleton.  “We beat several tough East Coast teams in the tournament, including Maryland and Long Island.  We know what it takes to compete at that level.”
The NorCal team is comprised of players from Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) schools.  US Lacrosse permits the eligibility of 9th graders provided they meet the age requirements.  The team will be coached by Doug Appleton, Nick Mayle and JC Reid.
NorCal Boys U-15 National Championship Team
Austin French
Scorpions U15A (attack)
Chris Hill Marin Catholic HS   (attack)
Duncan Hoskinson Sacred Heart HS   (attack)
Joe Rodrigues Bellarmine HS   (attack)
Robbie Stern Acalanes HS   (attack)
Alex Castro Sacred Heart HS   (defense)
Aran Roberts San Ramon Valley HS   (defense)
Grant Shepardson Novato HS   (defense)
James Harrison Palo Alto HS   (defense)
Niko Souza San Ramon Valley HS   (defense)
Liam Bourke Redwood HS   (LSM)
Colin Rutan Walnut Creek U15A  (midfield)
Finn Barry Central Marin U15A  (midfield)
Joe Reid Casa Grande HS  (midfield)
Kian Reno Davis HS  (midfield)
Kyle Rodney Walnut Creek U15A  (midfield)
Nick Hallmark Marin Catholic HS  (midfield)
Peter Aliman Ross Valley U15A  (midfield)
Sean Mayle Sacred Heart HS  ( midfield)
Ben Parietti Jesuit HS   (midfield/attack)
Austin Appleton Firehawks U15A   (goalie)
Christian Champie Novato HS   (goalie)
Josh Miller Foothill HS (goalie) (alternate)

Media Contact:
Heidi Faith
Communications Chair
Northern California Chapter of US Lacrosse
heidi@norcallacrosse.org <mailto:heidi@sfdragons.com>

# # #

NorCal Lacrosse Foundation:
The Northern California Lacrosse Foundation is a regional Chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse. The Northern California Lacrosse Foundation is an independent non-profit corporation which is dedicated to promoting and supporting the growth of lacrosse in Northern California. The Chapters supports the leagues, clubs, teams and organizations which operate in Northern California by offering start-up loans, scholarships, loaner equipment, coaching and officiating development programs and educational events.
www.norcallacrosse.org <http://www.norcallacrosse.org>
US Lacrosse:
US Lacrosse was founded on January 1, 1998, as the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse. As such, US Lacrosse provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game throughout the United States, and offers a number of programs and information services to its national membership and more than one million lacrosse enthusiasts throughout the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game.
www.uslacrosse.org <http://www.uslacrosse.org>
Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association:
The Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA) is a governing body for boys and girls youth and high school club teams.
www.ncjla.org <http://www.ncjla.org>
California Interscholastic Federation:
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is a governing body for boys and girls high school Varsity and Junior Varsity teams.
www.cifstate.org <http://www.cifstate.org>

Heidi Faith
Communications Chair
Northern California Chapter of US Lacrosse
650.386.6746 o
650.575.5814 c
heidi@norcallacrosse.org <mailto:heidi@norcallacrosse.org>
http://www.norcallacrosse.org <http://www.norcallacrosse.org/>

US Lacrosse U15 National Championship: Videos Of Championship Consolation Game Between NorCal Vs. NESLL Black (MA)

2010 US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship: Semi-Final Matchup Between For The Love Of The Game (NY) Vs. NorCal (Video)

2010 Lacrosse U15 National Championship Semi-final Nor Cal vs. For The Love Of The Game (NY)

Western Boys Club Lacrosse: U-15 National Lacrosse Championship Round Of 16 Game Between NorCal And Utah On July 21 (Videos)

Western Boys U15 Club Lacrosse Highlights: NorCal Defeated Oregon Reign In The 2010 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships (Video)

US Lacrosse U15 National Championship 2010, Nor Cal vs Oregon

Northern California Boys Club Team Lacrosse: adidas National Lacrosse Classic In Maryland Begins With NorCal Lacrosse Team Going 1-1 In First Two Games

A handful of local players are keeping busy this week at the adidas National Lacrosse Classic in Maryland while representing Northern California in the boys’ tournament being held at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds, Md.

The NorCal squad was 1-1 following an 11-10 loss to Florida on Wednesday. Palo Alto residents Kris Hoglund and Clayton Jones scored goals for NorCal, which opened the tourney with a 6-4 triumph over Ohio. Palo Alto’s Kevin Proceviat tallied a goal for NorCal.

Proceviat will be a senior this fall at Palo Alto High while Hoglund will be a junior. Also playing for NorCal is John Brunett and Cooper Levitan of Paly, Marcus Cassidy from Gunn, Palo Alto resident Clayton Jones, Alex Mills of Atherton and Edward Meyer of Stanford.

For more:   http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=17471

NO CALIF. (WEST)                
Ashworth Cooper A L 2011 Aptos CA Hank Brenda
Austin Tanner D R 2011 San Jose CA Larry Sherry
Badgley Peter G R 2011 Summit NJ Chris Leanne
Bagdan Harrison G R 2011 Walnut Creek CA David Maureen
Brunett John M R 2011 Palo Alto CA Dale Karen
Cassidy Marcus M R 2011 Palo Alto CA   Tonya
Doyle Conor A R 2011 Tiburon CA Frank Leslie
Goudreau Griffin D R 2012 Campbell CA Goudreau Susan
Hoglund Kris M R 2012 Palo Alto CA Thomas Ellen  
Jackson Brett A R 2011 San Martin CA Stephen Jane
Jones Clayton  M R 2013 Palo Alto CA David Nancy
Levitan Cooper D R 2011 Palo Alto CA Tony Alyssa
Mallen Harrison M R 2011 San Francisco CA William Susan
McLeod Connor D R 2012 Hillsborough CA Philip Shawn
Meyer Edward D R 2011 Stanford CA Donald Jean
Mills Alex D L 2012 Atherton CA John Nancy
Patrick Connor A R 2011 Woodside CA Stevan Tina
Proceviat Kevin M R 2011 Palo Alto CA Les  Virginia
Richardson Andrew D R 2012 So Hamilton MA Peter Wendy
Rooney Logan M R 2011 San Jose CA George Teri
Sappio Michael D R 2011 Orinda CA Robert Laura
Scott Sean A R 2011 Berkeley CA Roger Marianne
Stinehour Nicholas M R 2011 Berkeley CA Christopher Candida
Wadlinger John M R 2011 Wolfeboro NH John Marybeth
Wizenberg Cory A R 2011 Los Angeles CA Howard Marilyn