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NCAA Lacrosse: Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Adds Colorado Club Team Standout Sarah Lautman To Varsity Roster; Chemical & Biological Engineering Major Scored 32 Goals As A Two-Year Starter
IN THE CLASSROOM: Lautman majors in chemical and biological engineering.
COACH ELLIOTT ON LAUTMAN: “Our staff is very excited to have Sarah join our program. We have gotten the opportunity to get to know her over the last year when she was a member of the CU club lacrosse team. Sarah has proven she is very driven and committed to playing at the Division I Level. She has a great attitude and work ethic. Sarah has the ability and athleticism to play many different positions for us and will add more depth to our smaller roster.”
SOPHOMORE (2013 with CU CLUB LACROSSE): Lautman was a two-year starter with the CU club lacrosse team, scoring 32 goals. Her sophomore season, the Buffs finished the season with a 7-10 overall record.
FRESHMAN (2012 with CU CLUB LACROSSE): The Buffs recorded a 13-7 record, finishing second in the Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League and entering the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Tournament as the No. 5 seed.
Legends Of Lacrosse: “The Chris Sanderson Project” Celebrates The Courageous And Inspirational Life Of The Former Virginia Men’s Lacrosse And Team Canada Goalie Who Lost His Battle With Brain Cancer In 2012 (Video)
Chris Sanderson was a lacrosse coach and member of the Canadian team defending their world championship.. Sanderson was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League from 2005 to 2007 season. Sanderson played for parts of five seasons as a goaltender.
Chris was a member of the Sanderson family of Orangeville, Ontario. He is the cousin of current NLL players Josh, Phil, and Nate, and was the nephew of both Wings GM Lindsay Sanderson and Calgary assistant coach Terry Sanderson.
Sanderson led the University of Virginia Cavaliers to two NCAA Final Fours. He has played in four world championships with the Canadian National Team, and has coached the U-19 Canadian team to a world championship. He also teaches at the Pennington School in Pennington, NJ, and owns a lacrosse company and club team known as True North Lacrosse Company.
He was originally diagnosed with a grade IV malignant brain tumor called Glioblastoma Multiforme in December, 2008. The 2006 ILF gold medalist fought back, miraculously representing Canada at the 2010 FIL World Championships in England, helping the Canadians to a silver medal. Sanderson was named to the All-World Team at the goaltender position in the 2010 FIL WC.
Sanderson lost his battle with brain cancer on June 28, 2012 at the age of 38.
Lacrosse Heroes: ESPN Video “Man In The Red Bandana” Memorializes The Heroic Efforts Of Former Boston College Lacrosse Player Welles R. Crowther In Leading People To Safety During Terrorist Attack On World Trade Center On Sept 11
Ten years later: Remembering Welles R. Crowther, the man who led people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th — a former Boston College lacrosse player whose trademark was a red bandana.
NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Freshman Attacker Kelsey Murray (New Trier HS, IL) Brings High-Scoring (72 Goals) And Academic Achievement (4.96 GPA) Resume To The Cardinal
But her goals are familiar.
“I loved that the athletics were so important there. It’s definitely a big part of the culture,” Murray said. “You walk around and there are these banners that say ‘Home of Champions’ everywhere. It’s not something that’s necessarily on the side. It’s something that’s really important to them, and I like that aspect.”
Murray scored 72 goals in her senior season at New Trier (Ill.), where she already owned the school’s single-season and career scoring records as a junior. She was Lacrosse Magazine’s Midwest Player of the Year in 2012 and a US Lacrosse All-American this year.
Academically, Murray compiled a 32 ACT and possessed a 4.96 GPA on New Trier’s 4.0 scale.
Stanford returns all but two players from the team that won the MPSF title and a first-round NCAA tournament game, but Murray will compete for time with a group of 10 incoming freshmen.
“I’m going to go and work and play where they tell me to play,” she said.
NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Freshman Zach Miller (Hill Academy, Ontario, Canada) Is The “Total Package”, A Left-Handed Swingman Who “Can Play Attack, Middie And Take A Few Faceoffs”
Miller is that special, the total package, Tierney said. The left-handed swingman could play attack, midfield and take a few faceoffs in his freshman year.
Miller is the latest product of the pipeline of future Division I stars developed at Brodie Merrill’s Hill Academy in Ontario, Canada. Merrill called Miller a complete player and a unique recruit. He played attack his freshman year, then was a two-way midfielder before returning to attack for his senior season. The Hill went 18-4 this season, with victories over power programs like Calvert Hall (Md.), Gonzaga (D.C.) and Landon (Md.).
“He was kind of something that we never had before,” Merrill said, “an X attackman who could control the play and really attack defensemen. He would either score unassisted goals, or draw a lot of attention and pick you apart with his feeding ability.”
Originally from Allegheny, N.Y., just outside Buffalo, Miller played for the 2012 Iroquois Nationals under-19 team. Credit Denver assistant Matt Brown for spotting and landing Miller.
Denver needs to replace the production of departed attackman Eric Law and midfielder Cam Flint, and could use help on faceoffs after stalwart Chase Carraro graduated.
Miller can help everywhere.
“He does everything,” Tierney said. “He can face off, he can play midfield, he can feed, he can finish on the inside, he can play attack, he can play behind, he can shoot. This kid has it all.”
“Strong Of Heart” Video Profiles Life And Recovery Of Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Player Adam Sargent, Severely Injured After Car Accident In 1997
When Adam Sargent arrived at the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 1993 from Brighton High School in Rochester, N.Y., he envisioned not only working with his teammates to achieve success on the lacrosse field but also looking forward to the day when he received his diploma in the shadows of the Golden Dome.
He could not have foreseen how this education would prepare him for the challenges ahead.
Sargent’s life was changed forever 13 years ago. At 8:30 on the morning of May 29, 1997, the 21-year-old senior, who had distinguished himself on a team that qualified for three straight appearances in the NCAA lacrosse tournament, was on his way to nearby Saint Mary’s College to take an exam when he was involved in a two-car accident at the intersection of Notre Dame Avenue and Angela Boulevard. The accident separated Sargent’s neck at the C-7 vertebrae and left him paralyzed from the chest down with somewhat limited use of his arms.
Sargent’s focus soon changed from winning games to learning how to live again. He not only graduated from Notre Dame with a double major in history and anthropology in 1999, but also matriculated to become a valued member of the University’s Academic Services for Student-Athletes, counseling members of the football, ice hockey and women’s golf teams.