Author: Seth Austin

South Florida Chapter of US Lacrosse Honors Season’s Best

South Florida Chapter of US Lacrosse Honors Season’s Best

@Florida_Launch, Men's Lacrosse, Uncategorized, Women's Lacrosse
Saturday night FAU's stadium served not only as the site of a thrilling Florida Launch come from behind 15-14 win over the The New York Lizards, but also as the host for this year's South Florida Chapter of US Lacrosse awards banquet.  As far as I am concerned, every chapter in the state should try to replicate this great way to celebrate its season, whether locally or better yet, coordinated with a trip to Boca Raton for the night when the Launch is in town.  The staff at the Launch, headed by Brian and Don Clinton, Michael Zeff and others put on a terrific evening and are doing a ton of community outreach (check out the photos at the bottom of this article to see an example).  The Launch management is building a great franchise. Thank you to everyone, including emcees Joe Chiarella, E
Benjamin’s Robert Jacobs Sets School Records at Kenyon

Benjamin’s Robert Jacobs Sets School Records at Kenyon

Men's Lacrosse
That's Benjamin senior Robert Jacobs scoring the winning goal in overtime April 26, 2013 against Vero Beach in the FHSAA playoffs.  Four years later, Robert capped off an honored career at Kenyon College in style in his last game for the Lords.  Below is the school's press release: HIRAM, Ohio – Robert Jacobs broke a 54-year-old record and the Kenyon men's lacrosse team set a new standard for most goals scored and points totaled during Saturday's 36-9 road victory at Hiram College. In his final game, Jacobs tallied six goals and eight assists for 14 points. That mark bested Bill Hylton's 13-point effort against University of Mount Union on May 5, 1963. Jacobs' assist total also tied for the third-highest single-game effort. Furthermore, Jacobs finished
Lake Highland Prep and Lake Mary Into Final Four As FLN Chief Scribe Continues Cold Streak

Lake Highland Prep and Lake Mary Into Final Four As FLN Chief Scribe Continues Cold Streak

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse, Uncategorized
Your dutiful backup writer (who includes few details and would rather take pictures) decided to drive to Orlando yesterday and attend one of the two play-off games in town.  Driving north, I decided to check in with Lee Roggenburg and pick the better of the two contests.  After detailed research, it was clear to him that the Berkeley Prep - Lake Highland Prep match-up offered the best opportunity to see a potential upset. His thinking, while often backwards in this writer's opinion, was pretty sound this time around.  Lake Highland did not appear to have as strong a team as in years past, having survived two very close games with come from behind wins to make it to the Final Eight.  Berkeley, meanwhile, gave IMG all it could handle during the regular season, losing twice by one goal eac
Stoneman Douglas Survives Late Pine Crest Run To Win District 27

Stoneman Douglas Survives Late Pine Crest Run To Win District 27

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse, Play Offs
When crack national personality Lee Roggenburg calls to tell you he can't make a district final because he is attending a charity event, FLN readers clearly lose an insightful and colorful review of the contest.  His sidekick photographer once in a while gets the opportunity to tell a story in photos (because you simply cannot write and take pictures at the same time).  The photographer spent the day in Broward County at a charity event of his own, so we chose the District 27 final played on a beautiful night on a beautiful field at Cardinal Gibbons in Ft. Lauderdale. Arriving with five minutes left in the first quarter, the score was tied at one apiece.  Douglas goes up 3-1, Pine Crest gets back to 3-2 and then Douglas runs off three to take a 6-2 lead into halftime.  Each team tallied
Lady Bucs Upend Scots As Regular Season Winds Down

Lady Bucs Upend Scots As Regular Season Winds Down

Women's Lacrosse
On a beautiful night in Boca, two of the better ladies' teams in the area met when neither was at full strength.  Injuries and graduation have taken their toll on both Benjamin and St. Andrew's, but you never would have known it by the high quality of play, one more testament to the growth of lacrosse in the Sunshine State.  Admittedly, FLN is more focused on the boys' game (to a certain extent the boys are more voracious readers of our site), but the educated fan can really appreciate the subtleties of the decision making on the field.  Much like basketball, I noticed one player take an intentional penalty to stop an open shot to the goal - however, in the girls' game there was no contact - it was a bit like a crease violation.  This young lady simply stepped into a known penalty area in
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