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US Lacrosse Los Angeles/Orange County Chapters: Disney Youth Lacrosse Invitational On October 3-4, 2009 In Whittier, CA; Lacrosse Athlete Celebration Experience At Disneyland

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Disney Youth Lacrosse Invitational
October 3-4, 2009 in Whittier, California

Come be a part of this inaugural tournament and first-ever
youth lacrosse celebration on Main Street USA at Disneyland!

The Disney Youth Lacrosse Invitational features:

  • Admission into Disneyland® Park
  • Athlete celebration experience at Disneyland
  • Disney Tournament reversible jersey

For more information about this event, please click here to access the event flyer,

You are also encouraged to visit the official event web site or call 1-888-877-4445 for further event registration details. 

Event Web Site

College Women’s Lacrosse: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Announces Academic All-MPSF Team

 Mountain pacific sports federation

Student-Athlete        Year                       GPA           Position                  Hometown



Chapin Jackson               Sophomore           3.615          Midfield                    Denver, CO

Tighe Hutchins                Junior                     3.302          Midfield                    Baltimore, MD

Emily Abbood                 Sophomore           3.265          Midfield                    Jamestown, R.I

Elizabeth T. Jahp             Senior                    3.199          Midfield                    Lake Forest, IL

Alyse Kennedy               Junior                     3.197          Midfield                    Scituate, MA

Morgan Dyson                Senior                    3.196          Goalkeeper              Chicago, IL

Stephanie Smith             Senior                    3.157          Defender                 Forest Hill, MD

Ghillie Little                     Senior                    3.084          Defender                 Darien, CT

Alex Tickner                    Junior                     3.048          Midfield                    Rockville, MD



Katie Gold                        Junior                     3.84            Goalkeeper              Centennial, CO

Carrie Gamper                Sophomore           3.57            Midfield                    Towson, MD

Molly Snively                  Senior                    3.55            Midfield                    Castle Rock, CO

Tulley Stapp                    Sophomore           3.48            Midfield                    Denver, CO

Jenn Moore                    Senior                    3.43            Defender                 Highlands Ranch, CO

Steph Coyne                   Senior                    3.31            Attacker                   Baltimore, MD

Ali Flury                           Junior                     3.20            Midfield                    Arnold, MD

Dani Espinosa                  Senior                    3.14            Attacker                   Colorado Springs, CO

Lexi Sanders                   Junior                     3.06            Midfield                    Greenwood Village, CO

Megan Carver                 Senior                    3.02            Attacker                   Baltimore, MD



Lorileigh Chung              GRAD                      4.000          Attacker                   Las Vegas, NV

Molly Sovacool               Senior                    3.857          Midfield                    Fallbrook, CA

Christina Cabias              Sophomore           3.787          Midfield                    Madera, CA

Jennifer Smith                Junior                     3.493          Midfield                    Pleasanton, CA

Kasandara Martinson Sophomore              3.462          Midfield                    Redwood, CA

Krisdina Gehring            Junior                     3.379          Defender                 Turlock, CA

Stefani Jericoff               Senior                    3.183          Attacker/Def.          Hilmar, CA

Amira Ferrell                  Junior                     3.135          Midfield                    Bakersfield, CA

Aja Scheuber                  Senior                    3.100          Midfield                    Turlock, CA

Andrea Alires                 Senior                    3.096          Midfield                    Albuquerque, NM

Emily Erwin                      Sophomore           3.000          Midfield                    Sanger, CA



Anna Poponyak              Senior                    3.48            Goalkeeper              Encinitas, CA

Cara Mead                       GRAD                      3.40            Midfield                    Baltimore, MD



Dana Elfvin                      Senior                    3.74            Midfield                    Cleveland Hts, OH

P.J. Hainley                      Senior                    3.61            Midfield                    West Linn, OR

Lauren Lahey                  Sophomore           3.46            Defender                 Folsom, CA

Abbie Coleman               Junior                     3.28            Midfield                    Mendhem NJ

Abby Morgan                  Senior                    3.15            Defender                 Annapolis, MD

Amy Daniels                    Junior                     3.02            Attacker                   Sudbury, MA



Melissa Vogelsong         Senior                    3.98            Defender                 Jamesville, NY

Maggie Sachs                  Sophomore           3.80            Attacker                   Freeland, MD

Dana Lindsay                   Junior                     3.67            Attack/MF                Cleveland Hts, OH

Sarah Flynn                     Sophomore           3.63            Attack/MF                Baltimore, MD

Maris Perlman                Senior                    3.61            Midfield                    N. Kingston, RI

Bess Siegfried                 Junior                     3.61            Midfield                    Devon, PA

Jamie Nesbitt                  Senior                    3.58            Midfield                    Cincinnati, OH

Ashley Aruffo                 Sophomore           3.56            Defender/MF          Wynnewood, PA

Eleanor Foote                 Junior                     3.53            Midfield                    W. Newton, MA

Leslie Foard                    Sophomore           3.47            Midfield                    Cincinnati, OH

Karen Nesbitt                  Sophomore           3.42            Midfield                    Cincinnati, OH

Claire Hubbard               Junior                     3.36            Attacker                   Lutherville, MD

Annie Read                     Sophomore           3.35            Goalkeeper              Riverside, CT

Amanda Schwab             Junior                     3.29            Attacker                   Bryn Mawr, PA



Lauren Boyle                  Sophomore           3.35            Defender                 San Bruno, CA

Laura Martin                   Sophomore           3.34            Midfield                    Kent, OH

Rachael Martinez           Sophomore           3.22            Defender                 San Ramon, CA

Kjersten Nordmeyer     Sophomore           3.16            Goalkeeper              Alamo, CA

Molly Lapolla                  Junior                     3.03            Midfield                    Menlo Park, CA

College Men’s Lacrosse: Growth Of NCAA Division I Lacrosse To Be Fueled By Major Athletic Conferences Such As Big East Sponsoring Men’s Lacrosse Leagues And Increasing Demand For Recruits From Western U.S.

“We’re excited about the growth of the sport, both locally and nationally,” said Providence College men's lacrosse coach Chris Burdick. “The game is growing tremendously. I just finished recruiting in Texas, Florida, Philadelphia and Baltimore. My assistant told me that more kids are playing lacrosse in San Diego County than baseball right now.”

“We’re excited about the growth of the sport, both locally and nationally,” said Providence College men's lacrosse coach Chris Burdick. “The game is growing tremendously. I just finished recruiting in Texas, Florida, Philadelphia and Baltimore. My assistant told me that more kids are playing lacrosse in San Diego County than baseball right now.”

The Big East will sponsor a men’s lacrosse league for the first time and the Friars and SU are founding members. They are being joined by Georgetown, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John’s and Villanova. The teams will all play each other, with the Friars traveling to the Carrier Dome for the second straight season and Syracuse coming to PC’s new artificial-turf field in 2011.

While Syracuse is expected to be the dominant power in the Big East, it is far from the only national player. Notre Dame has played in the last four NCAA Tournaments, and this year Villanova made the field. Georgetown has improved substantially in recent years, and Rutgers and St. John’s are located in tradition-rich lacrosse areas.

Competing among this group is Burdick’s charge. Playing out of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with no scholarships, the Friars won the league crown in 2004, 2006 and 2007, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament in each of those three seasons. The team also captured MAAC regular-season titles in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008. The Friars finished 6-9 this season.

“We think we can be very competitive in lacrosse here at Providence,” said Burdick. “Our goal is to build this program and not only get into the NCAA Tournament, like we have already, but get in and win some games.”

To meet such a lofty goal, the Friars face plenty of work. Syracuse, for example, divides the NCAA-maximum 12 scholarships among its players. PC is in the process of fundraising to offer any.

“It’s a huge jump for us, but we’re committed to it. We will get to six and a half scholarships within three years and hope for more over time. I’m out there fundraising right now,” said PC athletic director Bob Driscoll.

Without football, the Friars lack a sport outside of men’s basketball that attracts big crowds. Lacrosse has that potential, say Driscoll and Burdick.

This year’s PC team has roots from around the country. The bulk of the players come from New England, New York and Maryland, but the current freshman class includes Evan Olsen of Tampa, Fla., and Matt Weigand of Los Gatos, Calif. Burdick does not have a Rhode Islander on his team, but he’s quite familiar with many players in the area and has ties to local youth groups.

“There is a tremendous wave of kids excited about lacrosse in Rhode Island right now,” he said.

PC will continue to play Brown and will add a game against new Division I program Bryant next Easter weekend. The Friars will continue to play a few of their rivals from the MAAC (like Siena), but those days are now over. Providence finished 71-40 in that conference from 1996 to 2009. Such lofty results will be difficult to achieve early on in the Big East, but that is clearly the goal.

“Bob Driscoll has said that we’ll look back at joining the Big East for lacrosse as the turning point for our program, and I couldn’t agree more,” said Burdick. “This is definitely a big challenge, but we are positioned for success and can’t be more excited about this opportunity.”


Washington State Boys Lacrosse: Issaquah Boys Lacrosse Defeats Mercer Island 10-9 To Win Second Consecutive Division I Boys Lacrosse State Championship

IssaquahLacrosse boysIssaquah slipped past Mercer Island 10-9 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium for its second consecutive Division I boys lacrosse state championship.

Mercer Island, making its eighth trip to the final in the past nine years, handed Issaquah its only league defeat earlier this season, 6-4.

Issaquah took its league’s most prolific offense into the title game, and needed every goal to slip past the Islanders. Jordan Goldstein and Jake Fritz each had four goals and Jake Director had two for the champs.

The matchup of state powers featured 11 all-state players.


Oregon High School Girls Lacrosse (Video): Oregon City Girls Lacrosse Dominated Lake Oswego 23-7 To Earn First Oregon State Lacrosse Championship

The Oregon City girls’ lacrosse team finally got its state title.

The Pioneers completed a nearly perfect season with an impressive 23-7 victory over Lake Oswego in the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association state title game last Thursday, according to WestSideLax.com.

Oregon City finished the season with a 19-1 record, its only loss coming to an out-of-state opponent earlier this spring.

Natalie Harrington had four goals and three assists, and Kaitlyn Harper added three goals and four assists to pace the Pioneers.

“We just pulled it together and realized this was the state championship game,” Harrington told the Web site. “This was it. We’ve worked so hard for so many years to achieve this.”

Harrington also was named the game’s most valuable player.

Oregon City beat Lake Oswego by the scores of 15-5 and 19-12 earlier this season, so the third time was just as charming.