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Profile: Robert Abbott and West Coast Starz Compete At U-15 Championships


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Robert Abbott recently got the opportunity to unveil his lacrosse skills on the national stage.

Abbott, a 15-year-old who will be a ninth grader at Ferrucci Junior High School this fall, competed against some of the best lacrosse players in the United States at the U-15 National Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. from July 17 to 20.

Abbott was on the roster of the West Coast Starz, a team comprised of some of the best lacrosse players from Washington, California, Texas, Nevada and Oregon.

“When I heard I was picked for the team I was surprised,” Abbott said. “I knew that I was good but I didn’t think I was that good.”

Lacrosse is a physical sport and that is one particular part of the game where Abbott excels.

“I like to score goals. I like scoring and then after that going to the defensive side where I can knock someone to the ground and get possession,” Abbott said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

Even though Abbott is an aggressive player, he still shows respect for all his opponents regardless of the outcome.

“He’s a really level-headed kid. He stays centered,” Robert’s father Graham Abbott said. “Robert doesn’t pump his fist during the games. He’s all business out there.”

Recently, I had an opportunity to ask Robert a few questions about his life outside of lacrosse.

Shaun Scott: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Robert Abbott: “300.” I like the original version. It’s a good story line. Three hundred people went against a huge group and still almost won.

SS: Who do you want to be the next president of the United States?

RA: John McCain. He’s older and actually knows what he’s doing.

SS: What is your favorite restaurant in Puyallup?

RA: The Ram. The ribs there are just awesome.

SS: Where do you see yourself in five years?

RA: I want to be in the Naval Academy. They’ve got an awesome lacrosse team there that I eventually want to join.

SS: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

RA: Don’t get a big head. I got that from my dad.

SS: What is your favorite dinner dish?

RA: Hawaiian pizza and bread sticks. I like the pineapples and whatever else they put together on there. It’s really good.

SS: Who is your favorite athlete of all time?

RA: I have two favorites. One is Gary Gait. He’s the best left-handed lacrosse player of all time. The other is Mike Powell. He’s one of the little guys but he’s still one of the best.

Starz Cup Championship Update


 

North Division Review

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The north division opened Starz Cup Championship play at the beautiful Campus El Segundo this past weekend.  With Youth and Middle School brackets being played on Saturday and High School and Elite on Sunday, the turf got a serious workout!  Heat in the low 90’s turned the sidelines into the perfect pop up tent advertisement.  Players and parents found shade under the tents as they watched the competitive action.  The 101 Starz made their innagural appearance winning a number of games at the Youth and Middle School level and playing a veteran OC Starz Elite team tough on Sunday.   South Bay and Hill Starz got their rivalry off to a hot start as the two Youth teams went at it early Saturday morning.  Hill’s youth team prevailed but expect the rematch tomorrow to be tight. 

At the High School level we had four new programs on display, the Culver City Starz, the Lions Starz, the 101 Starz, and the Breakers Starz all competed in their first weekend of Starz action.  Culver City got off to a great start and impressed with two strong wins.  Lions Starz and Breakers are both talented teams who will certainly be in the mix for the Starz Cup come August 2nd. 

With games in the South Bay, Irvine, and Las Flores this weekend, competition in the North Division will continue to heat up!

South Division Review 

 WCS PictureCompetition in the south division opened at Rancho Bernardo HS with Youth, Middle School, High school and Elite all having games.  The usual suspects were strong as the Shredderz, Laxdawgs, and RC played well at all levels.  The Olympian Youth team got their first taste of South Division competition and did well splitting their first two games to open the summer at 1-1. Fighting through unseasonably hot weather, Quad City HS team went 2-0 to open up the season, as did the Rebels A team.  

Elite action opened as RC knocked off the SD Pride for a season opening victory.  The Jr. Rip played well in their first Starz games ever and, the Shredderz opened the season with a victory over a tough OC Elite club.  This weekend will bring some highly anticipated matchups back to Rancho Bernardo High School as the first game of the day Saturday pairs perennial powers RC and Shredderz at 2 pm.  Good luck to all of the Southern Division teams in their second weekend of competition!
 

 

Girl’s and Mini Starz
 
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Action for both the Girls Starz and Mini Starz programs begins this coming weekend.  With Girls High School play opening at Venado Middle School in Orange County and Middle School play at Valley Center Primary School (14249 Fruitvale Rd, Valley Center, CA 90282).   Mini Starz games are kicking off in Manhattan Beach at Mira Costa HS, as well as at Rancho Bernardo HS in San Diego.backyard_1  Starz will have Wagner Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Karen Rife on hand at Venado MS to watch the games and evaluate the Starz Girl’s program.  We are lucky to have a Division 1 head coach at our first weekend of games and look forward to applying her constructive criticism to the program.

Mini Starz has it’s largest participation in the history of the program this summer with teams from the Valley to San Diego competing for the Starz Cup Trophy.  Good luck to all of the Mini Starz teams playing this weekend!

 

 

 

PHOTO: RC Starz Player Sends in Picture of “Neck Check” By East Coast Team


Photoghaper: Jeff K.  
Subject:  RC Starz (Socal Competive Team) Player Get’s “Checked in the neck” at East Coast Tournament (Annapolis, MD) – June 2008

Starz Lacrosse 2008 Full Summer Schedule


Starz Lacrosse Summer ’08 Starz Cup – Full Schedule

Chris Driggs, Director – OC Starz Lacrosse

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  Date/Time: Game (Home vs. Visitor) : Location:
    Sat 6/21/08 2pm – 2:50pm South Bay Middle School 7/8 vs. 101 Starz Middle School Elite Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/21/08 2pm – 2:50pm Hill Middle School Red – Frey vs. Olympian Middle School Thrones Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/21/08 2pm – 2:50pm SD Shredderz Middle School 7/8 vs. RC Silver Middle School 7/8 Rancho Bernardo Field 9
    Sat 6/21/08 2pm – 2:50pm RC Carolina Middle School 7/8 vs. SD Pride Middle School Rancho Bernardo Field 7
    Sat 6/21/08 3pm – 3:50pm 101 Starz Middle School Elite vs. OC Middle School 7/8 Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/21/08 3pm – 3:50pm 101 Middle School vs. Hill Middle School Red – Frey Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/21/08 3pm – 3:50pm SD Shredderz Middle School 7/8 vs. Lax Dawgs Middle School A Rancho Bernardo Field 9
    Sat 6/21/08 3pm – 3:50pm Quad City vs. Lax Dawgs Middle School B Rancho Bernardo Field 7
    Sat 6/21/08 4pm – 4:50pm South Bay Middle School 7/8 vs. OC Middle School 7 Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/21/08 4pm – 4:50pm Olympian Middle School Thrones vs. El Segundo Starz Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/21/08 4pm – 4:50pm RC Silver Middle School 7/8 vs. Lax Dawgs Middle School A Rancho Bernardo Field 9
    Sat 6/21/08 4pm – 4:50pm Lax Dawgs Middle School B vs. SD Pride Middle School Rancho Bernardo Field 7
    Sat 6/21/08 5pm – 5:50pm Hill Middle School Red – Frey vs. OC Middle School 7 Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/21/08 5pm – 5:50pm 101 Middle School vs. Hill Middle School Black – Spangler Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/21/08 5pm – 5:50pm RC Carolina Middle School 7/8 vs. Quad City Rancho Bernardo Field 9
    Sat 6/21/08 6pm – 6:50pm 101 Middle School vs. El Segundo Starz Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/21/08 6pm – 6:50pm Hill Middle School Black – Spangler vs. OC Middle School 7/8 Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/28/08 12pm – 12:50pm Hill Middle School Black – Spangler vs. Arizona Starz Middle School Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/28/08 1pm – 1:50pm El Segundo Starz vs. Hill Middle School Black – Spangler Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/28/08 1pm – 1:50pm 101 Starz Middle School Elite vs. Arizona Starz Middle School Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/28/08 2pm – 2:50pm South Bay Middle School 7/8 vs. Hill Middle School Red – Frey Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/28/08 2pm – 2:50pm 101 Starz Middle School Elite vs. Hill Middle School Black – Spangler Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/28/08 2pm – 2:50pm SD Shredderz Middle School 7/8 vs. Quad City Rancho Bernardo Lax Country
    Sat 6/28/08 2pm – 2:50pm Lax Dawgs Middle School A vs. SD Pride Middle School Rancho Bernardo Field 9
    Sat 6/28/08 3pm – 3:50pm South Bay Middle School 7/8 vs. 101 Middle School Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/28/08 3pm – 3:50pm El Segundo Starz vs. Arizona Starz Middle School Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/28/08 3pm – 3:50pm SD Shredderz Middle School 7/8 vs. RC Carolina Middle School 7/8 Rancho Bernardo Lax Country
    Sat 6/28/08 3pm – 3:50pm Lax Dawgs Middle School A vs. Lax Dawgs Middle School B Rancho Bernardo Field 9
    Sat 6/28/08 4pm – 4:50pm Hill Middle School Red – Frey vs. 101 Middle School Campus El Segundo Field 2
    Sat 6/28/08 4pm – 4:50pm 101 Starz Middle School Elite vs. El Segundo Starz Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sat 6/28/08 4pm – 4:50pm RC Silver Middle School 7/8 vs. SD Pride Middle School Rancho Bernardo Lax Country
    Sat 6/28/08 4pm – 4:50pm RC Carolina Middle School 7/8 vs. Lax Dawgs Middle School B Rancho Bernardo Field 9
    Sat 6/28/08 5pm – 5:50pm RC Silver Middle School 7/8 vs. Quad City Rancho Bernardo Lax Country
    Sun 6/29/08 10am – 10:50am Arizona Starz Middle School vs. South Bay Middle School 7/8 Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sun 6/29/08 10am – 10:50am South Bay Middle School 7/8 vs. Arizona Starz Middle School Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sun 6/29/08 11:30am – 12:30pm Arizona Starz Middle School vs. Hill Middle School Red – Frey Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sun 6/29/08 11:30am – 12:20pm Hill Middle School Red – Frey vs. Arizona Starz Middle School Campus El Segundo Field 1
    Sun 6/29/08 1pm – 1:50pm OC Middle School 8 vs. Olympian Middle School Thrones Tesoro High School
    Sun 6/29/08 2pm – 2:50pm SD Shredderz Middle School 7/8 vs. Olympian Middle School Thrones Tesoro High School
    Sun 6/29/08 3pm – 3:50pm OC Middle School 8 vs. OC Middle School 7/8 Tesoro High School
    Sun 6/29/08 4pm – 4:50pm Olympian Middle School Thrones vs. OC Middle School 7 Tesoro High School
    Sun 6/29/08 5pm – 5:50pm OC Middle School 8 vs. SD Shredderz Middle School 7/8 Tesoro High School
    Sun 6/29/08 6pm – 6:50pm OC Middle School 7/8 vs. OC Middle School 7 Tesoro High School
    Sat 7/12/08 1pm – 1:50pm South Bay Middle School 7/8 vs. OC Middle School 8 Meadow Park Elementary #1
    Sat 7/12/08 1pm – 1:50pm El Segundo Starz vs. Olympian Middle School Thrones Meadow Park Elementary #2
    Sat 7/12/08 2pm – 2:50pm El Segundo Starz vs. Hill Middle School Red – Frey Meadow Park Elementary #1
    Sat 7/12/08 2pm – 2:50pm OC Middle School 7/8 vs. 101 Middle School Meadow Park Elementary #2
    Sat 7/12/08 3pm – 3:50pm Olympian Middle School Thrones vs. South Bay Middle School 7/8 Meadow Park Elementary #1
    Sat 7/12/08 3pm – 3:50pm Hill Middle School Black – Spangler vs. OC Middle School 7/8 Meadow Park Elementary #2
    Sat 7/12/08 4pm – 4:50pm OC Middle School 8 vs. 101 Starz Middle School Elite Meadow Park Elementary #1
    Sat 7/12/08 4pm – 4:50pm OC Middle School 7 vs. 101 Middle School Meadow Park Elementary #2
    Sat 7/12/08 5pm – 5:50pm Hill Middle School Red – Frey vs. 101 Starz Middle School Elite Meadow Park Elementary #1
    Sat 7/12/08 5pm – 5:50pm Hill Middle School Black – Spangler vs. OC Middle School 7 Meadow Park Elementary #2

2008 Starz Game/Tournament Dates – Summer Season Begins Today


June 14th-15th:     Starz Practice (SoCal)    

June 16th – 19th

    U-13 WC Starz Vail Trip (Invite Only)

 

June 21st – 22nd

    1st SoCal Starz Jamboree (everyone)

 

June 28th – 29th

    2nd Socal Starz Jamboree (everyone)

     LMU Jamboree: Olympian 2, 101 Starz, and South Bay

     San Diego Jamboree: Laxdawgs, Olympian 1, and RC

 

June 30th – July 7th

  OFF – July 4th Break

 

July 9th – 13th

   West Coast Starz – Yale/UMass Trip (Invite Only)

 

July 12th – 13th

   3rd SoCal Starz Jamboree (HS, MS, Y only)

   OC Location: Olympian 1, Olympian 2, Laxdawgs, South Bay, 

   and 101 Starz

 

July 17th – 20th

   Sonoma Shootout ( HS Elite Only)

 

July 18-20th

   WC Starz Middle School to Philadelphia(Invite Only)

 

July 19-20th

  Youth and Middle School Mixer

 

July 24th – 27th

  Sonoma Shootout (High School Only- not HS Elite)

 

July 26th – 27th

  3rd SoCal Starz Jamboree (Elite Only)

  Starz Cup Finals (Mini, Youth, and MS)

July 31st – August 3rd

   Sonomoa Shootout (MS Only)

 

August 2nd – 3rd

   Starz Cup Championships (Elite/HS Only)

 

August 7th – 10th

   Cal-Poly Pomona Smackdown (Youth Only)