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“2014 ALL-MPSF Women’s Lacrosse” Team Selections: Player Of The Year Hannah Farr (Stanford) & Coach Of The Year Liza Kelly (Denver)


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High School Lacrosse: Carondelet Girls Lacrosse Midfielder Kerianne Hunt Awarded “2013 Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Player Of The Year”


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West Player of the Year

Kerianne Hunt, Carondelet (Calif.)

Carondelet Girls Lacrosse Midfielder Kerianne Hunt

Carondelet Girls Lacrosse Midfielder Kerianne Hunt

Hunt was one of the main catalysts for the Cougars, who won the North Coast Section Division I girls lacrosse championship with a 9-7 overtime victory over Amador Valley (Calif.).

She finished the season with 50 goals and 46 assists. She also had 50 ground balls and won 85 draws.

She was one of seven senior leaders on the team who entered the season committed to Division I lacrosse programs (she is headed to Brown) and was part one of the most talented squad in the history of the program. The Cougars finished the season 17-3, with two of its losses coming at the hands of out-of-state teams Radnor (Pa.) and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.).

In addition, Hunt was named the Player of the Year in the East Bay Athletic League and was US Lacrosse High School All-American for the third consecutive season.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2012-13/news/061813_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_girls_season_rewind

High School Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger Awarded “Nike/US Lacrosse 2013 West Region Player Of The Year”


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Lucas Gradinger, Torrey Pines (Calif.)

Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger. Photo by Robert Benson for Lacrosse Magazine

Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger. Photo by Robert Benson for Lacrosse Magazine

Gradinger has established himself as one of the top players on the West Coast and one of the most highly-touted recruits to come out of California.

He capped his stellar career by winning the San Diego Section Open Division championship, finishing with a goal and three assists in a 7-5 victory over La Costa Canyon (Calif.). Torrey Pines has won six section titles in the past 12 years.

Gradinger finished the season with 42 assists and 37 goals in addition to grabbing 72 ground balls. He was named the San Diego CIF Player of the Year and US Lacrosse All-American. Gradinger also captured the Torrey Pines High School Most Outstanding Athlete Award.

Gradinger has also been a long-time player of the Adrenaline lacrosse program and has played for the West Coast Starz and Adrenaline Tropics.

He was recruited by numerous Division I programs and ultimately decided to sign with Maryland.

torrey pines lacrosse 1For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/061113_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_boys_season_rewind

WCLA Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces “Amtahcha Award” For 2013 WCLA Women’s Player Of The Year, First And Second Team All-Americans


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Hayley Bernstein of Colorado State and Laura Hunter of Utah were named as the recipients of the Amtahcha Award as the top player in their respective division of the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA). Both players were honored during ceremonies held on Wednesday evening.

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Laura Hunter of Utah and Hayley Bernstein of Colorado State were named the winners of the Amtahcha Award.
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The Amtahcha Awards were established in 2012 by a gift from Dr. Larry Feldman, founder of LaxPower.com, to the US Lacrosse Foundation.

Bernstein, a two-time first team All-American, led Colorado State to a perfect 18-0 record in the regular season and the Rams are the No. 1 seed for the Division I national championships taking place in Colorado Springs this week. Hunter, a first team All-American midfielder, led Utah to the No. 2 seed in Division II for the national championships.

In addition to the Amtacha Award winners, the All-Americans and major award winners in each Division were honored. The complete list of honorees follows:

Division I – First Team
Attack
Brooke Smith – Senior – Brigham Young
Kristen Lund – Senior – Brigham Young
Grace Jackson – Senior – Virginia
Maddie Garcia – Senior – Colorado State
Ali Slyne – Sophomore – Colorado State

Midfield
Maggie Burke – Senior – Santa Clara
Katie Mitchell – Senior – UC Santa Barbara
Hayley Bernstein – Senior – Colorado State
Julianne Patterson – Junior – Michigan
Tully Moorhead – Junior – Texas
Meggan Weinell – Senior – Cal Poly
Nicole White – Junior – Florida

Defense
Emily Bohanna – Junior – Virginia
Sarah Llewellyn – Senior – Texas
Kelly Arnhart – Junior – Georgia
Sarah Langlie – Senior – Colorado State
Abby Wattenbarger – Junior – Colorado State

Goalie
Emily Seidel – Senior – Georgia
Megan McCleary – Junior – Brigham Young

Division I – Second Team
Attack
Karly Slyne – Senior – Colorado State
Murphy Ferguson – Junior – Georgia
Christa Nelson – Senior – Cal Poly
Jenna Dreyer – Sophomore – Georgia
Rachel English – Junior – Texas

Midfield
Margaret Nettleton – Senior – UC Los Angeles
Maggie HerrNeckar – Sophomore – Westminster
Tara Benninger – Senior – Ohio State
Christa Lausten – Junior – Pittsburgh
Dana Kilsby – Sophomore – Santa Clara
Kaitlin Bahr – Senior – Texas
Sarah Moyer – Senior – Colorado State
Jenna Hildebrand – Senior – Florida

Defense
Jamee Jacobson – Senior – Michigan
Emilia Norlin – Junior – UC Santa Barbara
Robyn Dalton – Senior – Pittsburgh
Lindsay Higham – Senior – Florida
Cristen Shope – Senior – Oregon

Goalie
Kelly Harris – Senior – Cal Poly
Jordan Cook – Senior – Texas

Division I Attacker of the Year – Maddie Garcia – Senior – Colorado State
Division I Midfielder of the Year – Maggie Burke – Senior – Santa Clara
Division I Defender of the Year – Sarah Llewellyn – Senior – Texas
Division I Goalie of the Year – Emily Seidel – Senior – Georgia
Division I Rookie of the Year – Alexandra Thalhuber – Freshman – Minnesota
Division I Coach of the Year – Gabe Valenzuela – Southern California
Division I Player of the Year – Amtahcha – Hayley Bernstein – Senior – Colorado State

Divison II – First Team
Attack
Desiree Messina – Junior – Oakland
Ally Rose – Sophomore – Loyola (Md.)
Katie Mincin – Sophomore – Gonzaga
Katie Baker – Junior – Oakland

Midfield
Jaycee Slack – Junior – Gonzaga
Laura Hunter – Grad – Utah
Megan McCollough – Freshman – Santa Barbara City
Jordan Brown – Senior – Loyola (Md.)
Taylor Dunn – Sophomore – Utah

Defense
Meghan Sewell – Senior – Loyola (Md.)
Jackie Gamper – Junior – Southern Methodist
Kate Urquhart – Junior – Southern Methodist
Traci Shurtleff – Sophomore – Utah

Goalie
Molly Burnett – Junior – Loyola (Md.)
Rachel Jurczyszyn – Sophomore – Grand Valley

Division II – Second Team
Attack
Haley Poulson – Junior – Utah
Brianna Johnson – Sophomore – Oakland
Sarah Milligan – Senior – Lake Forest
Kara Hogan – Junior – Grand Valley

Midfield
Caroline Stapleton – Senior – Southern Methodist
Melissa Paluch – Freshman – Lake Forest
Erika Torres – Senior – Nevada-Reno
Erin Shamley – Sophomore – Lake Forest
Megan Ryan – Senior – Dayton

Defense
Andrea Almassey – Junior – Oakland
Nikki Hinkebein – Sophomore – Dayton
Samantha Miceli – Senior – Oakland
Sarah Jonathan – junior – Lake Forest

Goalie
Lauren Pattah – Junior – Oakland
Katarina Hablet – Sophomore – Gonzaga

Division II Attacker of the Year – Desiree Messina – Junior – Oakland
Division II Midfielder of the Year – Jaycee Slack – Junior – Gonzaga
Division II Defender of the Year – Meghan Sewell – Senior – Loyola (Md.)
Division II Goalie of the Year – Molly Burnett – Junior – Loyola (Md.)
Division II Rookie of the Year – Megan McCollough – Freshman – Santa Barbara City
Division II Coach of the Year – Towbey Kassa – Oakland
Division II Player of the Year – Amtahcha – Laura Hunter – Grad – Utah

WCLA Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces The “2013 Amtahcha Award” Early Women’s Lacrosse Watch List For “Player Of The Year”


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 Division I
Hayley Bernstein, Colorado State, M
Maggie Burke, Santa Clara, M
Maddie Garcia, Colorado State, A
Jenna Hildebrand, Florida, M
Sarah Langlie, Colorado State, D
Sarah Llewelyn, Texas, D
Kristen Lund, Brigham Young, A
Katie Mitchell, UC Santa Barbara, M
Emila Norlin, UC Santa Barbara, D
Julianne Patterson, Michigan, M
Emily Seidel, Georgia, G
Brooke Smith, Brigham Young, A
Sara Tanabe, Colorado, A

 See more at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/WCLAMCLAPlayeroftheYearWatchlists.aspx

MCLA Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces The “2013 Godekeraw Award” Early Men’s Lacrosse Watch List For “Player Of The Year “


On behalf of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) organizations, US Lacrosse announced the 2013 Godekeraw Award men’s watch list. The list include the top players of collegiate club lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2013 player of the year awards. - See more at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/WCLAMCLAPlayeroftheYearWatchlists.aspx#sthash.IUBQ6uK0.dpuf

On behalf of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) organizations, US Lacrosse announced the 2013 Godekeraw Award men’s watch list. The list include the top players of collegiate club lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2013 player of the year awards.

2013 Godekeraw Award Men’s Watch List

 Division I
Kevin Canavan, Connecticut, M
Daniel Cohen, California, A
Trent Dean, Georgia, A
Luke Donovan, Florida State, M
Peter Doyle, Stanford, M
Jack Farr, Stanford, A
Austin Fisher, Colorado State, A
Matt Giannelli, Virginia Tech, A
Patrick Matheson, Brigham Young, M
Tyler Novotny, Pittsburgh, A
Spence Price, Texas, A
Nolan Pura, Stanford, LSM
Jordan Richtsmeier, Davenport, A
Ben Smood, Oregon, D
Mickell Walker, Brigham Young, M

See more at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/WCLAMCLAPlayeroftheYearWatchlists.aspx#sthash.IUBQ6uK0.dpuf

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Defenseman Lee Zink Named “2012 MLL Defensive Player Of The Year”


Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Tuesday that defenseman Lee Zink of the Denver Outlaws has been named as the 2012 Warrior MLL Defensive Player of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coach and general manager of each of the League’s eight teams. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by former players, coaches and GMs. I’ve been really excited about this season; we have a great team and I’m excited about the upcoming weekend,” says Zink. A nine-year MLL veteran, Zink played in 13 games while helping the Denver Outlaws claim their first MLL regular season title since 2009. He recorded 17 ground balls, including a season-high three ground balls in a win over Rochester on June 16.