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NCAA Lacrosse Profiles: Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Senior Defenseman Jason Gonos (Video)


Harvard Men's Lacrosse BannerJason 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.

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Attacker Chris Bocklet Is A First-Time MLL All-Star In His Second Season; Leads League With 33 Goals


Denver Outlaws Attacker Chris Bocklet MLL All Star

In only his second year out of the University of Virginia, Denver Outlaws attackman Chris Bocklet has made his presence known throughout Major League Lacrosse. Chris has emerged as the perfect complement to perennial All-Star attackman Brendan Mundorf and the host of other offensively minded All-Stars on the Denver Squad. The attackman was strong from his 2012 MLL debut, scoring ten goals in his first three games, finishing off his rookie campaign with 17 goals and three assists in seven games.
Bocklet has added to the success of last season, improving all areas of his game; he now leads the league in goals with 33 and is second only to Paul Rabil with 42 points, an incredible feat for a second year player. Chris attributes his rise in production to his routine this offseason and the pressure he put on himself to get even better, “I kinda put a lot of pressure on myself, because I really wanted to play for the Outlaws. I enjoyed it and got a taste of it last year, playing in some games at the end of the season, and how fun it is, so I took the offseason as a time to get ready and prepare myself so that when the season came around I was confident in my stick and confident that I would play and be a starter for the Outlaws.”
When asked about what the selection meant to him, the second year attackman said, “First of all it’s an amazing honor to be selected. There are so many great players on every single team in this league, so it’s just an amazing honor to be selected as an All-Star. I just want to represent the Outlaws in the game, and I’m excited for it. It should be fun. I grew up watching it; it’s always been entertaining and I’m always looking forward to it every year, so I’m definitely excited to be a part of it now.”
Bocklet’s successes on the offensive end are a large reason his Outlaws have been of fire. Denver leads the league in goals for with 17.2 a game, an impressive 4.2 more than Boston, the next highest team. Not only are they scoring, they are scoring efficiently, leading the league in shooting percentage, converting on .358 of their shots—once again, good for the league lead. The incredible offense, lead by a plethora of All-Stars, coupled with stellar defensive play, anchored by the brick wall they call Jesse Schwartzman, has led to an impressive team record—the ’13 Outlaws now hold the best record to start a season, 10-0, surpassing the ’05 Baltimore Bayhawks for the best ever.

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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)


Mary Mattia Highlands LacrosseWatch the incredible story of how the Highlands High School lacrosse team in San Antonio, Texas came to be.

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.

Highlands High School Boys Lacrosse Team

Highlands High School Boys Lacrosse Team

NCAA Lacrosse: “A Weekend In The Life Of A Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Player” (Video)


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


Denver Men's Lacrosse Logo“…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 Denver Men's Lacrosse Defensive Middie Terry Ellisbelieved 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.

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By Mike Chambers

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.

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Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Defenseman And Regis Jesuit Alumni (Denver, CO) Tanner Scales Earns ACC “Freshman Player Of The Year” Honors


Virginia Men's Lacrosse Defenseman Tanner Scales ACC Freshman Player of the Year

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.

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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.

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