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Lacrosse Magazine September 2014 Issue Released Featuring Team Uganda And Full Coverage And Reporting At The FIL World Championships


Lacrosse Magazine Sept 2014 Issue

A month after capturing hearts and making history at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, Africa’s first national lacrosse team has landed on the cover of Lacrosse Magazine. The September edition of LM, which hits mailboxes next week, features Team Uganda captain Patrick “Pato” Oriana, goalie Allan Amone and defenseman Ronald Otim in a portrait staged by photographer Trevor Brown at the team’s University of Denver dorm. The cover adorns a special edition with 20 pages of world championship coverage, including more vivid photography and behind-the-scenes reporting with Team Uganda, Team USA and gold medal-winning Team Canada. Just three years after the first sanctioned lacrosse game in Africa, Uganda overcame financial, political and cultural obstacles to get to Denver, where the team’s story caught fire. Eight of the players come from the northern region of Uganda that was terrorized by the Joseph Kony-led Lord’s Resistance Army during the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Many come from poverty. Some, like Castro David Onen, sacrificed their jobs to play for Team Uganda. “In case of anything, I can pick up and finish my school,” Onen said. “If nothing, I hope to spread the word of lacrosse in Africa. Onen, a baker, scored in every game for Uganda, including the first goal in team history in its FIL opener against Ireland. He also scored the first goal in the first King’s Cup in 2011 in Kampala, Uganda. “I scored the first goal in Africa. I’m very glad to come to America, another continent, in the world games of lacrosse, and to score again the first goal,” Onen said. “It’s a moment I will remember for a long time.” Uganda’s debut was a moment the lacrosse world will remember forever.

Team Canada Men Defeat USA 8-5 To Win 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship; Earns Third Title With Ball Control And Dominant Defensive Effort


The consensus among fans and analysts heading into Saturday’s Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship final between Canada and the United states was that the Americans, dominant all tournament long, were the clear-cut favorites.  Canada, seeking its first gold since 2006, needed to win faceoffs and control possession to keep the ball away from Team USA’s stacked offense, which came into the championship game averaging 17.83 goals per game and winning 80 percent of its faceoffs.

The consensus among fans and analysts heading into Saturday’s Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship final between Canada and the United states was that the Americans, dominant all tournament long, were the clear-cut favorites.
Canada, seeking its first gold since 2006, needed to win faceoffs and control possession to keep the ball away from Team USA’s stacked offense, which came into the championship game averaging 17.83 goals per game and winning 80 percent of its faceoffs.

It wasn’t pretty, and the announced 11,861 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park booed Canada in the second half as the team milked a lead that swelled to 8-2 early in the fourth quarter. But it worked. Canada earned just its third world championship Saturday with a shocking 8-5 win.

Despite an attack-driven offense led throughout the tournament by leading scorers Curtis Dickson, Mark Matthews and Adam Jones, it was Canada’s midfield that stepped up in the final. Canada midfielder Kevin Crowley, a Chesapeake Bayhawk who came into the game with three goals in six games, scored five times, and midfielder Jordan Hall, who had just one assist in the tournament, finished with two assists.

Veteran faceoff specialist Geoff Snider, the hero of Canada’s surprise 2006 gold medal in London, Ontario, helped the Canadians to a 35-22 ground-ball advantage and limited Team USA’s duo of Greg Gurenlian and Chris Eck, who went 7-for-14 on the night.

The U.S. offense went cold against Canada. It managed just 30 shots — nearly 20 below its tournament average — against goalkeeper Dillon Ward (10 saves), who played well en route to Most Valuable Player honors. A late three-goal run by Team USA cut Canada’s lead to 8-5 with 6:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, firing up the crowd and generating some loud “U-S-A” chants, but it couldn’t get them all the way back. A goal by Canada’s Wesley Berg with 5:01 left was called off, but the United States couldn’t sustain its momentum and did not score again.

Kevin Leveille led the United States with a hat trick, while dangerous midfielders Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) and Dave Lawson, who had combined for 42 points entering the final, failed to register a goal or an assist. Rob Pannell had a goal and three assists for the Americans.

The game started slowly, with Canada taking a 2-0 lead after the first quarter on two goals by Crawley. Neither team made much progress in the second quarter, either, and the Canadians took a 3-1 lead into halftime. But just as Team Canada showed against the Iroquois Nation in its 12-6 semifinal win Thursday night, it was an overwhelming third quarter that proved most crucial.

This was the fifth straight time the United States and Canada have played in the gold-medal game, with the Americans winning the last world championship, in 2010, behind MVP Rabil.

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2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships: Team USA Men Defeat Canada 10-7 On July 10


 Eight straight goals helped the United States open the 2014 FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, with a big win over Canada, its championship game opponent in each tournament since 1998. Flipping a 3-0 deficit early in the second quarter to an 8-3 lead deep in the third, the run powered an eventual 10-7 victory for the defending world champion.

Eight straight goals helped the United States open the 2014 FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, with a big win over Canada, its championship game opponent in each tournament since 1998. Flipping a 3-0 deficit early in the second quarter to an 8-3 lead deep in the third, the run powered an eventual 10-7 victory for the defending world champion.

Midfielder Paul Rabil – the Best and Fairest Player (MVP) of the 2010 world championship in Manchester, England – sparked the rally, assisting on two of the first three scores and scoring unassisted on the fourth goal to give Team USA its first lead of the day. He added another late as the U.S. held off the pesky Canadians, who scored three of the final four goals to keep the pressure on as time wound down.

Jesse Schwartzman and Team USA’s defense kept a very good Canada offense in check. The Canadians were held scoreless over a 30-minute stretch during the U.S. run. Schwartzman made seven saves to earn the win, while Team USA allowed Canada just 20 shots on the night, compared to 40 that its offense generated.

Chris Eck (8-for-16) and Greg Gurenlian (4-for-5) also played a big role for the U.S., locking down the advantage at the “X” over Canada’s Geoff Snider (9-for-21). Five of those wins came on violations, while Eck and Gurenlian were whistled three times.

Team Canada goalie Dillon Ward was outstanding in the losing effort, totaling 18 saves to help his team keep it close despite the U.S. run. Canada’s offense just ran dormant for that long period and never could get closer than within three of the U.S. Zack Greer scored twice for Canada, while Mark Matthews had a goal and an assist.

Rob Pannell and Kevin Buchanan, with two goals and an assist apiece, both also had solid games in their world championship debuts for Team USA. In total, seven players scored goals for coach Richie Meade’s squad. Six of the 10 goals were assisted.

Both teams have an off day as the rest of the tournament kicks off with games all dayFriday. Team USA looks to stay perfect in Blue Division play with Australia – third place in 2010 – on Saturday at 5 p.m. Canada takes on England at 8 p.m. immediately following that contest.

2014 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships Broadcast Schedule On ESPN Released Featuring Team USA Vs Canada On July 10


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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Scrimmages Team Canada’s World Cup Squads, Falling 14-10 To Team Red And 22-6 To Team White


Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Team Canada

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team took on Team Canada’s Red and White squads in a fall ball scrimmage on Saturday evening at the Demske Sports Complex at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. The Pioneers took on Team Red first, falling 14-10, before taking on Team White to close out the day, falling 22-6.

The scrimmage served as an evaluation for the 51-man Team Canada roster as it prepares for the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver.

“It was a great experience overall,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “The first game was a very good demonstration of how good we can be. The second game helped us find out how far we have to go to be a great team. We thank the Canadians for this wonderful opportunity.

Denver began the day with a scrimmage against the Team Canada White squad, jumping out to an early 4-2 lead in the first quarter off goals from two goals from senior Bailey Dodds (Eden Prairie, Minn.), and one each from freshman Max Planning (Alexandria, Va.) and senior Tyler Simmons (Belvedere, Calif.)

Freshman Dallas Bridle (Orangeville, Ontario) scored to start the second quarter to put the Pioneers up 5-2 and after a score from the Reds, sophomore Colin Woolford (Norwalk, Conn.) made it 6-3 with his first of the day.

The Reds added two more goals prior to halftime to cut into the Pioneers’ lead, 6-5. Freshman Tyler Pace (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) made it 7-5 to start the third quarter, but the Reds answered with two goals to tie the game at 7-7.

The Reds added another and on the ensuing face-off, sophomore transfer Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.) tied it all at 8-8, scoring a transition goal. Bobzien added another with a minute left in the third quarter to lift the Pioneers to 9-8.

Following four straight goals by the Reds, Simmons snapped the scoring rally with his second of the game to bring the Pioneers to within two. The Reds continued to put the pressure on, scoring two more goals, while the Pioneers were only able to net one, falling 14-11.

Current Pioneer and senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) played for the Reds alongside former Pioneer Mark Matthews.

In the second game of the day, the Pioneers took on the Whites, falling behind 4-0 early in the first quarter. Junior Connor Pagnani (Nashville, Tenn.) scored from outside to put Denver on the scoreboard at 4-1.

Pace made it 4-2 with his first of the scrimmage, second of the day; however, the Whites scored twice more to end the first quarter 6-2.

Junior Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) scored for the Pioneers early in the second quarter to cut the deficit to three, but the Whites once again extended their lead with two more goals to make it 8-3. Sophomore Jack Pruitt (Sammamish, Wash.) ended the scoring onslaught with his first goal of the day to pull within four.

The Whites then strung seven straight goals together to take a 15-4 lead before Cannizzaro snapped the streak with his second of the day to make it 15-5. After a goal by the Whites, freshman Zach Miller (Steamburg, N.Y.) scored his first of the day late in the third quarter to make it 16-6.

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Faces Team Canada On Oct 12 At Canisius College (NY)


2012 Denver Men's Lacrosse Media Guide

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse program will take on the Canadian National Team in a fall ball scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Buffalo, N.Y. at Canisius College at the Demske Sports Complex. The Pioneers will take on Team Canada Red at 4:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. MT) and then Team Canada White at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. MT).
“The Denver Pioneers kick off their 2013-14 campaign in a very challenging and exciting way,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “Having the chance to compete against Canada’s best players, as they vie to make their 2014 National Team, is an unprecedented opportunity. We look forward to taking the field for the first time with this great group of young men, who begin their journey together as Denver Pioneers.”
Along with competing against the Pioneers, Team Canada will also take on Robert Morris and Canisius. The scrimmages are serving as a selection camp for the Team Canada 51-man roster that is competing for roster spots for the upcoming 2014 FIL World Championships that will be hosted in Denver from July 10-19, 2014.
Among the 51-man roster is current Denver men’s lacrosse senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) and junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.). Former Pioneers Geoff Snider, Dillon Roy, Cameron Flint and Mark Matthews will also wear the Red and White.
Noble will also be competing alongside his brother Jason Noble this weekend.
All sessions are open to the public and tickets are available for purchase at the gate for $5 per session.
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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)


Team Canada Goalie Chris Sanderson

Team Canada Goalie Chris Sanderson

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.

Chris Sanderson, 36, a native of Orangeville, Canada who presently resides in Pennington, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008. But that has not stopped his plans to play in his 4th consecutive Lacrosse World Championships this summer. Follow his blog and learn about his training and preparation, hear about his health and treatment, and receive fundraising updates.  http://chrissanderson2010.blogspot.com/p/chris-story.html

Chris Sanderson, 36, a native of Orangeville, Canada who presently resides in Pennington, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008. But that has not stopped his plans to play in his 4th consecutive Lacrosse World Championships this summer. Follow his blog and learn about his training and preparation, hear about his health and treatment, and receive fundraising updates. http://chrissanderson2010.blogspot.com/p/chris-story.html

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.[1]

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.[2] Sanderson was named to the All-World Team at the goaltender position in the 2010 FIL WC.[3]

Sanderson lost his battle with brain cancer on June 28, 2012 at the age of 38.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Sanderson