Author: Brody Sauers

Great Experience at Summer Face Off

Great Experience at Summer Face Off

Boys, Girls, Men's Lacrosse, Uncategorized, Women's Lacrosse, Youth
Originally, I planned on writing this article about how the Summer Face Off held in Orlando this past weekend was a great success.  I was going to tell you who won each division and thank all those involved for making the event possible. Maybe I would have dropped a few names of players that made great plays or coaches that showed great sportsmanship.  In short, I was going to write basically the exact same thing I do after every tournament I attend.  I'll still tell you all that, albeit a bit more briefly (if that's all you care about skip down to the bottom), but I decided it would be more worthwhile to share with you a great experience I had at the Summer Face Off at the end of the day on Sunday. I'm a lacrosse referee.  Between getting yelled at by adults that too often forget this
Players that Impressed at Team Florida Showcase

Players that Impressed at Team Florida Showcase

Boys, FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse, Recruiting (Old), Uncategorized
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending Team Florida's 2016 Summer College Showcase, where the top high school lacrosse players in the South had the opportunity to prove their worth to over fifty college coaches in attendance.  The experience not only helps these kids get recruited, it also allowed the boys to develop their skills by receiving instruction from the college coaches that lead each randomly assigned team. There were a total of 15 teams, 8 comprised of mostly graduation years 2017 through 2018 and 7 comprised of 2019's through 2021's.  I watched mostly the 2017/2018 teams and was able to see at least a half of each of these 8 teams' games.  There was so much talent and so many great players that I undoubtedly missed players that deserved to be on this list.  Still,
Team Florida Showcase Provides Great Opportunity

Team Florida Showcase Provides Great Opportunity

Boys, Boys, FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse, Recruiting (Old), Uncategorized, Youth
As always, Team Florida put on another great event for lacrosse here in Florida.  On May 7th and 8th, The Omni Resort in Orlando played host to the 2016 Team Florida Showcase.  In addition to the showcase, Team Florida also ran a youth academy for rising 3rd- 7th graders where they could get some of the best instruction in the state. I was glad to be able to spend all day Saturday at the event and see the top players in our state have the opportunity to put their talents on display in front of 55 college coaches.   (Stay tuned for my list of players that impressed!) Saturday was a beautifully sunny day with a nice cool breeze keeping it comfortable.  The natural grass was seemingly immaculate and all of the fields were located right next to each other making it easy for players,
Oak Hall Boys Win District 3

Oak Hall Boys Win District 3

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse, Play Offs, Uncategorized
The Buchholz Bobcats and Oak Hall Eagles have formed quite a rivalry in the recent years.  With the schools being less than five miles apart in the relatively small city of Gainesville, the kids know each other well and both teams have plenty of talent to make it interesting.  There is no love lost between these teams. This is the way the last three games between Oak Hall and Buchholz have gone...  2015 Regular Season: Buchholz wins 16-8 for their first ever win over the Eagles...  2015 District Championship: Oak Hall wins in overtime...  2016 Regular Season: Buchholz wins by one in a game that came down to the final possession.  Like I said, there is no love lost between theses teams. In 2016, just like last season, the Buchholz Bobcats took the regular season game only to fall in t
Girls Lacrosse Mid-Season Media Poll

Girls Lacrosse Mid-Season Media Poll

FHSAA, Women's Lacrosse
3/6/2016- By my count, today is the exact middle of the regular season for varsity lacrosse here in Florida.  For the occasion I decided to do my best Lee Roggenburg impression with a mid-season one-voter media poll. Hopefully, I don't regret it.  I welcome all complaints to twitter at @brosau96.  (Disclaimer: I'm not quite at Lee's level yet so no YouTube videos) To start off, lets take a look at last year's elite eight teams. Oak Hall is looking all right with only two losses on the season, both to quality opponents. Ponte Vedra is 8-2 with a win over a strong Olympia team. Timber Creek sits at 4-5 and looks like they just lost too much to graduation in recent years. Olympia only has one loss, which came at the hands of last year's state runner up in Ponte Vedra. Vero B
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