Jason Gonos reflects as his career as a member of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team and tells how challenges from Chris Wojcik ’96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, helped to get the best out of the team this year.
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Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Attacker Chris Bocklet Is A First-Time MLL All-Star In His Second Season; Leads League With 33 Goals
Lacrosse Profiles: Highlands Boys Lacrosse Founder And Head Coach Mary Mattia Receives Texas High School Lacrosse League San Antonio District 2013 Person Of The Year Award (Video)
A lifelong lover of the sport, 2011 Corps Member Mary Mattia was curious if students would be interested in playing. She asked one student, who said yes, and that list quickly grew to 22 names. The rest is history.
This video will take you inside life on the road for a Notre Dame Lacrosse Player.
NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Junior Defensive Middie Terry Ellis Is A “Big Part” Of Pioneers’ Success; First Black Lacrosse Player From St. Louis To Play At Division I Level
“…Terry Ellis didn’t learn about lacrosse until he was a freshman at Clayton High School outside of St. Louis…Here he is, a standout junior defensive midfielder for the University of Denver and believed to be the first black men’s lacrosse player from St. Louis to play at the NCAA Division I level…”
Ellis, who was bused from north St. Louis to Clayton High School, said he hopes many young kids follow in his footsteps. He introduced lacrosse to an inner-city St. Louis boys club last summer.
DU has a 52-player roster, but coach Bill Tierney and his staff have only 12.6 scholarships to give, split up however they see fit. Ellis, who substitutes whenever the Pioneers lose possession of the ball and is responsible for defending and causing turnovers, is on a full ride. He’s a big part of a team that is making its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals this weekend.
Read more: University of Denver lacrosse coach finds gem in Terry Ellis – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_23253629/university-denver-lacrosse-coach-finds-gem-terry-ellis#ixzz2TSzFQ8iq
Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Defenseman And Regis Jesuit Alumni (Denver, CO) Tanner Scales Earns ACC “Freshman Player Of The Year” Honors
Born and raised in Denver, Scales spent his 11th-grade year at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, in part because of its hockey program. But an injury derailed his hockey career, and Scales returned to Denver for his senior year.
He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School, where as a freshman and sophomore Scales had played lacrosse with Rhody Heller and Tanner Ottenbreit, now his teammates at UVa. A fourth Cavalier, freshman midfielder Matt Florence, is also from the Denver area.
If history is any guide, the award handed out Tuesday to Tanner Scales bodes well for his career — and for the UVa men’s lacrosse team.
Scales, a 6-2, 200-pound defenseman, became the 11th Cavalier to be named ACC freshman of the year, as chosen by the conference’s coaches. Previous recipients from UVa include Tim Whiteley (1993), Michael Watson (1994), Conor Gill (1999), Tillman Johnson (2001), Danny Glading (2006) and Steele Stanwick (2009), some of the greatest players in the program’s history.
“It’s awesome to be mentioned in the same category as guys like Steele and Tillman Johnson,” Scales said. “Obviously all individual awards are secondary to the team success, but it’s very humbling. I’m very thankful that the ACC coaches look at me the way that they do.”
Virginia coach Dom Starsia is thankful Scales chose lacrosse over hockey. Not until Scales was in high school did he give up his goal of playing hockey in college and, perhaps, professionally.
Scales played defense on the ice, too, “I think the physicality of hockey really helped me with lacrosse, as well as how quick the game is,” he said. “So when I’m on the lacrosse field, I can slow things down. I’m just more calm because of the experience of playing hockey.”
“It’s great to see the explosion [of lacrosse] out in Denver,” Scales said. “It’s awesome, and I think it just speaks to the growth of the sport.”
Charlottesville is some 1,600 miles from Denver, and Scales marveled at times this year about how far he’d come, especially when he was on the practice field with Florence.
“I remember playing on the same summer team as Matt when we were in seventh grade or something like that,” Scales said, “and I never would have guessed that we both would have ended up here.”
Virginia’s 2013 roster also included players from such states as North Carolina, California and Illinois, none a traditional hotbed for the sport.
“I’ve had kids sitting in my office from these outlying areas,” Starsia recalled, “and they generally say to me, `I know you’re biased against me, Coach,’ and I say, `No, I’m not. The question is: Are you good enough? I don’t care where you’re from.’ I’ve never cared where they’re from.
NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Junior Middie Elizabeth Eddy (Newport Harbor H.S., CA) Is A Two-Sport Student-Athlete (Video)
USC junior Elizabeth Eddy has doubled down on her athletic commitments and joined the women’s lacrosse team to go along with continuing to play women’s soccer. While Eddy is developing her stick skills, head coach Lindsey Munday is thrilled to incorporate her athleticism and leadership into the team.