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US Lacrosse Announces “2013 Physical Education And Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grants” To 49 Western Middle Schools And High Schools


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US Lacrosse today announced that 136 schools and civic organizations across 38 states have been selected as 2013 Physical Education and Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified “soft” lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculums.

In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded eight workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training. Each of these workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance, each of which also receives a full set of soft stick equipment. Workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.

In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded eight workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training. Each of these workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance, each of which also receives a full set of soft stick equipment. Workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.

Central Middle School of Science – Anchorage, Alaska

Ardis Ann Middle School – Bentonville, Ariz.
Rite of Passage-Canyon State Academy – Queen Creek, Ariz.

Grant School – Redding, Calif.
University Preparatory School – Redding, Calif.
College Park High School – Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Sycamore Ridge School – San Diego, Calif.
Stellar K-12 Charter School – Redding, Calif.
Boulder Creek School – Redding, Calif.
Ventura Family YMCA – Ventura, Calif.
Toyon Middle School – Valley Springs, Calif.
Montecito Family YMCA – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Walnut Canyon Elementary School – Moorpark, Calif.
James R. Cowan Fundamental School – Sacramento, Calif.
Lompoc Family YMCA – Lompoc, Calif.
Mountain View Middle School – Redding, Calif.
Redding Recreation – Redding, Calif.
Summit Intermediate School – Etiwanda, Calif.
Calahan Elementary School – North Hollywood, Calif.
Santa Barbara Family YMCA – Santa Barbara, Calif.

Lotus 88/Lightning Stick Society – Westminster, Colo.
Loveland Lacrosse Club – Loveland, Colo.

Emmett School District – Emmett, Idaho

Berwyn Park District – Berwyn Bombers Lacrosse – Berwyn, Ill.
Union Ridge School District 86 – Harwood Heights, Ill.
Holy Trinity Catholic School – Fairview Heights, Ill.
Burr Ridge Middle School – Westmont, Ill.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Fishers, Ind.
Indiana Chapter – Zionsville, Ind.

Prince of Peace Catholic School – Olathe, Kan.
Morris County Schools – Council Grove, Kan.

Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club – St. Louis, Mo.
De La Salle Middle School – St. Louis, Mo.
Siegrist Elementary – Platte City, Mo.

YMCA of Lincoln NE – Lincoln, Neb.
Norris Middle School – Firth, Neb.
Westside Middle School – Omaha, Neb.

Pecos Valley Athletics Assoc. – Roswell, N.M.

Corvallis Lacrosse – Corvallis, Ore.
Wilson Youth Girls Lacrosse, Inc. – Portland, Ore.

Hill Country Lacrosse – Boerne, Texas
Regents School of Austin – Austin, Texas
Uplift Williams Preparatory – Dallas, Texas
Faith West Academy – Katy, Texas
Wellington Elementary School – Flower Mound, Texas
Mountainview Elementary School – Waco, Texas
Tennyson Middle School – Waco, Texas
Frisco Lacrosse Association – Frisco, Texas

Queen Anne Quick Styx – Seattle, Wash.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/SoftStickLacrosseGrantsAwarded.aspx

High School Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces “2013 Western Girls Lacrosse All-American Team”


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Arizona – Holly Berns, M (Marcos de Niza, 2013)
Arizona – Areta Buness, M (Xavier College Preparatory, 2015)
California – Rebecca Golding, M (Rancho Palos Verdes, 2013)
California – Kylie Drexel, M (Davis HS, 2013)
California – Kerianne Hunt, M (Carondelet, 2013)
California – Erin Jeffery, A (Carondelet, 2013)
California – Nina Kelty, M (Palo Alto HS, 2013)
California – Alexandra Kim, M (Menlo School, 2013)
California – Klein Laura, M (Foothill, 2013)
California – Katie Merritt, G (Carondelet, 2013)
California – Katrina Reeves, G (Granite Bay, 2013)
California – Julie Crowell, A (Los Alamitos HS, 2013)
California – Caitlin Derry, M (Los Alamitos HS, 2014)
California – Riley Eggeman, M (Capistrano Valley HS, 2014)
California – Haley Fessenden, M (Los Alamitos HS, 2014)
California – Janelle Williams, M (Mater Dei HS, 2013)
California – Paige Soenksen, G (La Costa Canyon HS, 2013)
California – Kate Pederson, M (Coronado HS, 2013)
California – Caroline Dineen-Carlson, A (Coronado HS, 2013)
California – Bridget Grubb, M (La Costa Canyon HS, 2014)
California – Kiana Gibson, M (La Costa Canyon HS, 2013)
California – Martha Byrne, M (Coronado HS, 2014)
Colorado – Natalie Berg, M (Air Academy HS, 2014)
Colorado – Sarah Brown, A (Centaurus HS, 2014)
Colorado – Madison Dewinter, M (Chaparral, 2013)
Colorado – Catherine Ellis, A (Kent Denver, 2013)
Colorado – Kaley Holmes, M (Air Academy HS, 2014)
Colorado – Erin Sungelo, M (Regis Jesuit, 2013)
Idaho – Katherine Liposchak, M (Bishop Kelly HS, 2013)
Idaho – Sydney Sell, A (Eagle HS, 2013)
Oregon – Mariah Gatti, M (West Linn HS, 2014)
Oregon – Lilly Newman, M (Lake Oswego HS, 2014)
Texas – Sara Holland, A (Lamar HS, 2013)
Texas – Lyndsey Lafitte, D (Lamar HS, 2014)
Texas – Amanda Leavell, M (St. John’s School, 2013)
Texas – Robby Rybarczyk, M (St. John’s School, 2013)
Texas – Jenn Blum, G (Ursuline Academy of Dallas, 2013)
Utah – Annie Glenn, M (Skyline HS, 2013)
Utah – Maddie Haynes, M (Park City HS, 2013)
Washington – Avalon Agawa, D (Lakeside, 2013)
Washington – Meg Chapman, D (Woodinville, 2013)
Washington – Natalie Fox, M (Lakeside, 2013)
Washington – Dulce Moll, A (Mercer, 2013)
Washington – Claire Monsaas, M (Redmond, 2013)
Washington – Maddie Stevenson, G (Bainbridge, 2013)
Washington – Camille Sullivan, M (Interlake, 2014)
Washington – Regan Wortley, D (Bainbridge, 2013)

High School Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces “2013 Western Boys Lacrosse Bob Scott Award Winners”; Senior Players Who “Honor The Game”


A US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner is a senior player recognized by each area chairman who truly honors lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in his community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve his game, and is an exemplary member of his team. He exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field.

A US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner is a senior player recognized by each area chairman who truly honors lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in his community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve his game, and is an exemplary member of his team. He exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field.

California-Orange County – Austin Birch, G (St. Margaret’s, 2013)
Idaho – Eric Timmons, A (Skyview, 2013)
Nevada – Kieran Eissler, M (Coronado HS, 2013)
Washington – Zach Oelsner, M (Washington State Prep, 2013)
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High School Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces “2013 Western Boys Lacrosse All-Academic Team”


A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. This player also should have left his mark beyond the lacrosse field and the classroom by making significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.

A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. This player also should have left his mark beyond the lacrosse field and the classroom by making significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.

Arizona – J. Gage Buness, M (Brophy College Prep, 2013)
Arizona – Niklas Landeene, D (Desert Vista, 2013)
California-Sacramento – Chase Crimmins, M (Pleasant Grove HS, 2013)
California-Sacramento – Christopher Heli, M (St. Mary’s HS, 2014)
California-Central – Alan Medina, A (Watsonville, 2013)
California-Greater Los Angeles – Colton Michel, A/M (Palos Verdes Penin, 2013)
California-Greater Los Angeles – Augie O’Hern, M (Palos Verdes HS, 2013)
California-Greater Los Angeles – Justice Sefas, M (Harvard-Westlake, 2013)
California-Orange County – Jack Gilchrist, M (Foothill, 2013)
California-Orange County – Brett Nelson, M (Corona Del Mar, 2013)
California-Orange County – Chase Williams, A (St. Margaret’s Episcopal, 2013)
California-San Diego – Jack Becker, LSM (San Marcos, 2013)
California-San Diego – Chris Carter, D (Torrey Pines, 2013)
California-San Diego – Kag Iglinski, D (Granite Hills, 2013)
California-San Diego – Cole Tudor, LSM/D (La Costa Canyon HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Jacob Arentzoff, M (Monte Vista HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Jonathan Glazier, A (Palo Alto HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Teddy Heafey, D (Piedmont HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Sam Korol, M (Marin Academy, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Max McKone, A (Novato HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Jack Moe, A (Piedmont HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Austin Shore, A (Oakland Tech, 2013)
California-Ventura County – Jake Wuesthoff, M (Newbury Park HS – 2013)
Colorado – Will Albyn, D (Centenial, 2013)
Colorado – Toby Bollig, M (Fort Collins, 2013)
Colorado – Angus Campbell, A (Colorado Springs, 2013)
Colorado – Chris Fons, D (Centenial, 2013)
Colorado – Parker Miller, M (Aurora, 2013)
Colorado – Jase Wyeno, A (Air Force Academy, 2013)
Idaho – Jake Berard, M (Meridian, 2013)
Nevada – Ryan Hess, D (Faith Lutheran, 2013)
Oregon – Lorenzo Fantozzi, M (Churchill, 2013)
Oregon – Carter Franz-Geddes, D (West Salem, 2013)
Oregon – Luke Llewellyn, M (Clackamas HS – 2013)
Oregon – Kincaid Murray, M (Beaverton HS – 2013)
Oregon – Nick Strandholm, G (Clackamas HS – 2013)
Texas – Grant Bowling, D (Cy,Fair High School, 2013)
Texas – Jose De Alba, G (The Episcopal School of Texas, 2013)
Texas – Matthew Goodman, D (LBJ/LSA, 2013)
Texas – Andrew Graffy, A (St. Mark’s, 2013)
Utah – Justin Glaittli, M (Logan, 2013)
Utah – Tommy Maddox, A (Draper, 2013)
Washington – Kegan Ingrasci, A (Bainbridge HS, 2013)
Washington – Peter Scott, G (Lakeside HS, 2013)
Washington – Greg Shea, M (Bainbridge HS, 2013)
Washington – Henry Sokol, M (Lakeside HS, 2013)

High School Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces “2013 Western Boys Lacrosse All-American Team”


US Lacrosse High School All-Americans BannerArizona – Anthony Abbadessa, A (Desert Vista, 2014)
Arizona – Landon Gagner, A (Brophy College Prep, 2013)
Arizona – Alex Larson, G (Chaparral, 2014)
Arizona – Steven Larson, M (Chaparral, 2013)
Arizona – Brad Nordstrom, G (Brophy College Prep, 2014)
California-Sacramento – Elijah Gaea, A/M (Jesuit HS, 2013)
California-Sacramento – Mikie Schlosser, A/M (Davis HS, 2013)
California-Sacramento – Josh Wellman, A/M (Oak Ridge HS, 2014)
California-Sacramento – Harley Whitham, G (Franklin HS, 2014)
California-Central – John Jackson, M (Stevenson School, 2013)
California-Central – Tyler Sweeney-Marquez, D (Aptos HS, 2013)
California-Greater L.A. – Harrison Faecher, M (Redondo Union, 2014)
California-Greater L.A. – Chris Groel, D (Palisades Charter, 2013)
California-Greater L.A. – Cooper Perkins, G (Loyola, 2013)
California-Greater L.A. – Tony Romeri, A (Palos Verdes, 2013)
California-Greater L.A. – Nick Steinfeld, A (Brentwood School, 2013)
California-Greater L.A. – Jack Temko, M (Harvard-Westlake, 2014)
California-Orange County – Hunter Edington, M (St. Margaret’s, 2014)
California-Orange County – Trevor Jackson, G (Huntington Beach, 2013)
California-Orange County – Casey Mix, A (Corona Del Mar, 2013)
California-Orange County – Chandler Rendl, D (Foothill, 2013)
California-Orange County – Cole Schleppy, M (JSerra Catholic, 2013)
California-Orange County – Alex Waller, A (St. Margaret’s Episcopal, 2013)
California-San Diego – Bryan Cooper, G (La Costa Canyon HS, 2013)
California-San Diego – Lucas Gradinger, A  (Torrey Pines, 2013)
California-San Diego – Christian Guinchard, D (Bishops, 2013)
California-San Diego – Michael Kay, M (Cathedral Catholic, 2014)
California-San Diego – Jake Kennedy, G (Torrey Pines, 2013)
California-San Diego – Kyle Mummau, D (La Costa Canyon HS, 2013)
California-San Diego – Jack Perkin, A/M (Coronado HS, 2013)
California-San Diego – Chris Summers, A (Westview, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Chad Bell, M (St. Ignatius College Prep, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Cameron Bowlby, G (San Ramon Valley HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Matt Emery, M (St. Ignatius College Prep, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Will Ernst, G (San Francisco University HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Charlie Ford, LSM (St. Ignatius College Prep, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Wesley Greason, A (Acalanes HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Joe Lang, A (St. Ignatius College Prep, 2014)
California-San Franscisco – Alex Lopez, M (Woodside HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Jack McCormick, A (De La Salle HS, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Jack McGovern, D (St. Ignatius College Prep, 2013)
California-San Franscisco – Joe Reid, M (Casa Grande Lacrosse Club, 2014)
California-San Franscisco – Aran Roberts, D (San Ramon Valley HS, 2014)
California-San Franscisco – Joe Rodrigues, A (Bellarmine College Prep, 2014)
California-San Franscisco – Cyrus Scott, G (St. Ignatius College Prep, 2014)
California-San Franscisco – Doug Strazza, LSM (De La Salle HS, 2014)
California-Ventura County – Carlo Castaneda, A (Westlake HS, 2014)
California-Ventura County – Grant Feitchans  –  M (Agoura HS  –  2014)
California-Ventura County – Jean-Jacques Ntshaykolo, D (Thatcher, 2013)
California-Ventura County – Sean Ryan, M  (Malibu HS, 2013)
California-Ventura County – Stephen Tusing  –  D (Agoura HS  –  2013)
Colorado – Pete Aplet, A (Wheat Ridge, 2013)
Colorado – Michael Babb, A (Arapahoe, 2013)
Colorado – Jason Cleary, G (Mullen, 2013)
Colorado – Wilkins Dismuke, A (Rock Canyon HS, 2013)
Colorado – Jake Gonzales, A (Columbine HS, 2013)
Colorado – JD Hall, LSM (Arapahoe, 2013)
Colorado – Blake Knobloch, M (Regis Jesuit, 2013)
Colorado – Jensen Makarov, G (Wheat Ridge, 2014)
Colorado – Luke Papillion, D/M (Cherry Creek, 2013)
Colorado – Dalton Sierra, A (Columbine HS, 2013)
Colorado – Austin Smith, A (Mullen, 2013)
Colorado – Brian Wegner, D (Regis Jesuit, 2013)
Colorado –  Eduardo White, M (Kent Denver, 2013)
Idaho – Josh Bush, M (Mountain View, 2014)
Idaho – Nicholas Guzzetti, A (Mountain View, 2014)
Idaho – Cole Oliver, G (Bishop Kelly, 2014)
Nevada – Justin Anderson, M (Centennial HS, 2014)
Nevada – Kieran Eissler, M (Coronado HS, 2013)
Oregon – Richard Guasco, M (Central Catholic, 2013)
Oregon – JR McLaughlin, A (Lakeridge, 2013)
Oregon – Gaelan Murray, G (Beaverton, 2013)
Oregon – Joel Schwarz, D (Lakeridge, 2015)
Oregon – Tyler Rich, M (Lakeridge, 2013)
Oregon – Dalton Tuor, M (West Linn, 2013)
Texas – Barrett Anigian, M (Episcopal School of Dallas, 2013)
Texas – Lee Belland, M (Dallas Jesuit, 2014)
Texas – Michael Edwards, LSM (Westlake High School, 2013)
Texas – Bear Goldstein, D (St. Mark’s, 2013)
Texas – Sean McCanna, M (Woodlands High School, 2014)
Texas – Matthew Meaders, G (Highland Park, 2013)
Texas – Robert Mencke, M (Highland Park, 2014)
Texas – Dan Morris, G (Dallas Jesuit, 2013)
Utah – Luke Graney, A (Juan Diego Catholic HS, 2013)
Utah – Jake Stout, M (Lone Peak HS, 2013)
Utah – Luke Fairman, M (Brighton HS, 2014)
Utah – Chandler Wescott, A (Bountiful HS, 2015)
Washington – Jack Beall, M (Camas High (King’s Way Lacrosse Team), 2013)
Washington – Cole Johnson, A (Bellevue High, 2013)
Washington – Jake Knostman, A (Bainbridge Island High, 2013)
Washington – Colin MacIlvennie, M (Eastside Catholic High, 2014)
Washington – Spencer Noonan, D (Skyline High, 2014)
Washington – Drew Tosaya, A (Inglemoor High, 2013)
Washington – Chase York, D (Mercer Island High, 2013)

St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Glen Miles Discusses The Importance Of Recruiting And Supporting Experienced Coaches To Maintain The Growth Of Western High School Lacrosse Programs


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St. Margaret's Episcopal Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Glen Miles. OCVarsity.com

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Glen Miles. OCVarsity.com

In the second part of an interview, Glen Miles, head coach of 2013 CIF-Southern Section Lacrosse Champion St. Margaret’s Episcopal Boys Lacrosse program, talks about the importance of “experienced and dedicated” coaching in Western High School Lacrosse.

LaxBuzz: University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney has stated that it is critical for the continued growth and success of Western Lacrosse to have “high quality, experienced and dedicated coaches” (i.e. East Coast experience) to continue to take up positions with club teams and high school programs. Many top Division I players have been traveling back and landing at Western programs, but they lack the experience in coaching at top collegiate programs.

How do you see experienced “East Coast coaches” being lured to coming out west? Is it possible for top boys coaches to play MCLA or Div II or III college lacrosse at western programs and become top-level coaches?

Glen Miles: “Coach Tierney is 100% correct.  He has great interest in the California Lacrosse market.  Many of our highly skilled players will be attracted to Denver University for a variety of reasons.”

“First, he is a great coach, leader and mentor and he runs a great program.  Second, it is the closest DI program and if our players want to shoot for the highest level, it is a great place to go to school.”

“High quality coaching is very important.  Because we live in California and have arguably the most desirable climate on the planet, attracting great young lacrosse guys to California will not be too difficult.”

What will be difficult is keeping these coaches coaching High School Lacrosse.  It will not be difficult to keep them in California, but regrettably they seem to migrate toward club lacrosse and away from High School programs.”

“The reason for this is simple: the average High School coaching stipend is around $3000.  The job as it is structured right now is difficult for the little bit of money that they receive.  They are doing it for the love of the game and the love of the kids.  We can’t add additional stress to the job description.”

Booster clubs, steering committees and the like must be patient and be willing to accept some mistake as a young coach grows.  The guys that want to do this job understand that they must have a “real job” to make ends meet.  Sometimes their real job is lacrosse and sometimes it is not.”

“I think there are plenty of great coaching role models currently at MCLA, DII and DIII.  The issue of whether a young coach continues to grow is a factor of how committed we are to help him grow.”

High School Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger Awarded “Nike/US Lacrosse 2013 West Region Player Of The Year”


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Lucas Gradinger, Torrey Pines (Calif.)

Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger. Photo by Robert Benson for Lacrosse Magazine

Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger. Photo by Robert Benson for Lacrosse Magazine

Gradinger has established himself as one of the top players on the West Coast and one of the most highly-touted recruits to come out of California.

He capped his stellar career by winning the San Diego Section Open Division championship, finishing with a goal and three assists in a 7-5 victory over La Costa Canyon (Calif.). Torrey Pines has won six section titles in the past 12 years.

Gradinger finished the season with 42 assists and 37 goals in addition to grabbing 72 ground balls. He was named the San Diego CIF Player of the Year and US Lacrosse All-American. Gradinger also captured the Torrey Pines High School Most Outstanding Athlete Award.

Gradinger has also been a long-time player of the Adrenaline lacrosse program and has played for the West Coast Starz and Adrenaline Tropics.

He was recruited by numerous Division I programs and ultimately decided to sign with Maryland.

torrey pines lacrosse 1For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/061113_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_boys_season_rewind