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“2012 US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes” Event Features Team USA Women’s Lacrosse, Canada, England And Australia At Stanford University On Oct 3-7
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“Duel In Denver” On Sept 8 Features Team USA Men’s Lacrosse Vs Team Canada In Rematch Of 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championship Game
Team USA avenged each of those defeats – the first two for any U.S. U19 team since sanctioned U19 international competition began – in the medal rounds, downing the Iroquois in the semifinals, followed by a 10-8 win over Canada in front of a capacity crowd of 1,200 on Saturday.
“It was quite an effort,” Team USA coach Tim Flynn said. “We had a little phrase after the game, ‘From the outhouse to the penthouse.’ They became a family off the field. They learned how to play well together. They really put everything together in the last two games.”
Like it did in the semifinal win Thursday, the U.S. dominated the middle of the field in the championship, winning 17 of 22 faceoffs as a team. Charlie Raffa won 10 and Tyler Barbarich seven while attackman Matt Kavanagh, named tournament MVP after finishing the competition with 19 goals and 15 assists (4.85 points per game), scored two goals and had two assists in the final. The defense held Canada scoreless during the second quarter, in which the U.S. scored four times to go ahead 6-2 while winning 7 of 8 draws.
For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/teamusa/u19men/2011-12/news/072112_us_u19_men_rebound_to_win_world_title
NCAA Lacrosse: Impact Of Western And Canadian Lacrosse Players Has Increased Number Of Men’s Teams Competing For National Championship
“…this post-Stanwick/Canadian box inspired two-man era, teams just don’t necessarily need a premier Rabil-like midfielder, or a Powell-like attackman to draw slides and generate offense. Now, it’s all picking, re-picking, screening and big-little games from behind…”
Obviously, the spread of lacrosse has made more quality players available for more teams. And it’s not just raw athletes still trying to learn the sport. Slick-sticked offensive studs like Baum, Loyola’s Mike Sawyer (Waxhaw, N.C.), Hopkins’ Lee Coppersmith (Boca Raton, Fla.), Virginia’s Rob Emery (San Francisco, Calif.), Cornell’s Roy Lang (Mill Valley, Calif.) and North Carolina’s Thomas Wood (Dallas), all made an impact this season. And coaches continued to outsource various offensive duties to Canadians with alarming regularity.
Not only is there more talent, particularly offensive talent, to go around for more programs. Offensive sets have become smarter and more efficient and not as reliant on unique kinds of players.
In the early parts of the century, scoring goals in the post-season meant having premier athletes who could always run by their guy. Because those types of players are rare and generally easily identifiable in high school, they usually end up playing for a couple programs with history or warm weather or both. That’s why the Tewaaraton winner was almost always an offensive stud who just led his team to the championship. Ned Crotty, Mike Leveille, Kyle Harrison, Mike Powell and Matt Ward all fit the mold.
So a team like Denver can put the rest of the country on notice with a heavy dose of box influenced pick-and-rolls. Or Maryland– who relied on those grinding two-man games that could make paint dry — reached the final despite not having much of a bonafide offensive star. Loyola won the title when its two best offensive players, Eric Lusby and Sawyer, were of the planted-feet, catch-and-shoot variety.
The media-friendly “parity” meme has been hashed and re-hashed. Usually there hasn’t been much to pin it on other than some early-season upsets or a rogue school making some playoff noise. Whether Loyola’s win was just be a right mix of lock-down defensive midfielders, veteran leadership, and some slingers on offense, or the ushering in of a new era remains to be seen.
But as the nation’s talent base grows and early recruiting makes it even harder to identify who the best kids are; and as offenses continue to find ways to score settled goals without “Rabil-esque” midfielders, winning will likely be even harder to contain to the upstate New York, ACC or Homewood sightlines.
Team USA Women’s U19 Lacrosse Defeats Canada 13-6 In 2nd Round Game Of 2011 FIL U19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championships
The last time Team USA and Team Canada met, it took the Americans just 52 seconds to score their first goal en route to an easy victory. When the two North American teams met again at the 2011 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship, the Americans needed more than six minutes to get on the scoreboard, but the result was eventually the same.
Team USA defeated the Canadians, 13-6, bringing its tournament record to 2-0 overall. Erin McMunn led the Americans with three goals, while Jen Cook added two goals and three assists. Kayla Treanor (2g) was named Player of the Game.
“We played Canada back in May at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament, and obviously everybody’s had a lot of time to practice and come together as a team,” U.S. head coach Krystin Porcella said. “They were doing a great job of directing the draw to themselves, which gave them a little momentum. When we started draw to ourselves a bit more, that helped us control the midfield, which controls the game.”
The game started slowly, a rarity in what has been a high-scoring tournament. It took 6:09, a handful of wide shots and another that went off a pipe, before Cook found Taylor Trimble (1g) on the crease and hit her with a pass from behind the cage to score the first goal of the game. The game was scoreless for the next 3:12, when Cook charged up the middle and made a generous pass to McMunn, who added a second goal for the U.S at 10:21.
Canada responded at 11:13, when Casey Lyons cut across the crease and finally beat American goalie Kelsey Duryea (8 saves). The two teams traded then goals to put the score at 3-2 at 13:18, the closest margin of the day, before the U.S. went on a decisive four-goal run. At halftime, the score was 7-3.
“Like our goalie coach says, just change your angle,” Treanor said. “After we started doing that, we were making our shots.”
Western Canada Recruiting Success Stories: Stony Brook Men’s Lacrosse Middie Kevin Crowley (Sr., New Westminster, British Columbia) Is Named Lacrosse Magazine’s “2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Div I Preseason Player Of The Year”
“For any kid growing up on the West Coast [of Canada], it’s a dream come true to play at the Division I level at a place like this,” said Crowley, who has amassed 176 career points and needs 26 to set a school record.
By the time he had left St. John’s to take over as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Stony Brook University, Rick Sowell already had one Canadian scoring machine in his recruiting sights. Sowell asked incoming attackman Jordan McBride if he knew of any other solid prospects back home in British Columbia.
McBride told Sowell to take a serious look at a buddy and former teammate — a lanky midfielder named Kevin Crowley, who was drawing interest from Bellarmine, Division III Whittier (Calif.) College and Division II (Calif.) Notre Dame de Namur.
Sowell heeded the advice, and the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Crowley is no longer a secret. Crowley is the do-it-all senior midfielder who is coming off one of the greatest seasons in Stony Brook history, and he is Lacrosse Magazine’s Preseason Player of the Year.
“Kevin is a nightmare to defend, pretty darned good with or without the ball, and his decision-making has come a long way,” said Sowell, heading into his fifth year with the Seawolves. “He’s a dynamic player who has been fun to watch.”
On a loaded offense that averaged 13.2 goals per game, Crowley shot an amazing 38.8 percent and pushed Stony Brook to a 13-4 record in 2010 — which ended with a 10-9 loss to Virginia in the NCAA quarterfinals. He stood out, and figures to do so again.
Crowley led the NCAA with 4.53 points per game and became only the fourth junior since 1995 to win the USILA’s Enners Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding Division I player. He led the Seawolves with 51 goals, ranked second in assists (26) and helped anchor the faceoff wing with 69 ground balls (third). He also fed McBride, a fellow New Westminster (B.C.) Secondary School graduate, for many of his 48 goals.
A history of field lacrosse in Canada.
NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Recruiting: The Canadian Kawartha Women’s Lacrosse Club Team Now Has 11 Student-Athletes Receiving NCAA Div. I Lacrosse Scholarships At Schools Including UMass, UMBC And Monmouth (Video)
The Kawartha Women’s Lacrosse Club has reached double digits in a prestigious category — and we don’t mean wins on the field.
With the announcement at Kenner Collegiate Tuesday morning of three members committing to NCAA Division 1 schools in the United States on field lacrosse scholarships next fall, it brings the number from the club advancing in that fashion to 11.
Attack Cassie Raglan, midfield/ attack Jordan Lyons and goaltender Katie Donohoe announced they have committed to three different universities all within the eastern time zone. All three are also currently vying for spots on the national team, which will be officially announced in January in preparation for the world under-19 championships in Germany in August.
Raglan, 17 will be going to the University of Massachusetts, after spending a year at Timothy’s All Girls Prep School in Baltimore last year. She is in Grade 12 at Kenner this year, enrolled in the baccalauréat program. Her first two years of high school were at St. Peter’s.
Lyons, 17, will be attending the University of Maryland at Baltimore County and is finishing up her Grade 12 at St. Peter’s. The 16-year-old Donohoe, in Grade 12 at Holy Cross, will be playing field lacrosse at Monmouth University in New Jersey.
While they are Kawartha club members, they haven’t played for it the last couple of seasons because of their involvement with the national side. They each have four years experience with the club with Raglan the only one with all at the U19 level. The other two have three with U19, including one each with the U15 team.