via USLacrosse.Org - pictures provided by the team In the Tuscarora Division title game, South Florida scored three goals in the opening five minutes of the second half to move out to a 6-1 lead and went on to beat San Diego 9-5. Tara Shecter and Caitlyn Wurzburger each scored twice for South Florida. San Diego had five different goal scorers. South Florida downed San Diego 9-5 to win the Tuscarora Division and was one of two teams from the Sunshine State to win division titles. North Florida won the Haudenosaunee Division. Game 1: South Florida 15 Northern California 4 Game 2: South Florida 15 Philadelphia 9 Game 3: South Florida 15 DC Metro 9 Championship: South Florida 9 San Diego 5 Head Coach Mik...
Congratulations to the girls who will represent the US Lacrosse South Florida National Team at Yale University May 26-28 for the Women's National Tournament. The girls are coached by Mike Skonieczki, Head Coach of St. Andrews, Eileen Pliske, Head Coach of Pine Crest and former Wellington High School and Cornell great, Claire Poza. Based on last year’s success, they were placed in Pool A of the Tuscarora Division and will open up against Northern California, Philadelphia and D.C.-Metro. Coach Skonieczki noted “This is the 85th Year for the US Lacrosse National Tournament. It's the oldest tournament in all of Girls Lacrosse! Last year, we went 4-0 and won the division tournament. I was very proud last year at Lehigh University. This year, we probably have a faster and more at
Thanks to Lisa Mullen for this report! Delray Beach Girls Undefeated in Six Games at Palm Springs, CA Tournament Delray Beach, FL (January, 2017) -- Florida Select stormed their opponents to take the title in the 2018 division at Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival January 14-15. 197 girls club teams from around the country converged at the famed Empire Polo Club in Palm Springs for the two-day tournament. Florida Select was victorious in all six matchups in the 2018 division. Teams defeated included last year’s champs, Tenacity Bay Area 18 Blue (10-2). Florida Select also dominated against Colorado’s Team 180 Yellow (12-4), X-Team 2018 (19-3), Pacific Falcons 18 (11-2), TreeLax 18 (17-1) and True National (12-1). 108 college coaches were registered f
Florida’s leading research institute doesn’t only study concussions, Einstein’s theories, and other boring stuff, like beer. They also study lacrosse! Dr. Heather Vincent of the UF Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is the principal investigator for a series of studies based on the biomechanics of lacrosse. The aspects of interest include the difference in motion as a player progresses from the high school level to college to the professional level and the difference in motion among different positions. She is currently looking for more participants (more info on getting involved at the bottom of this article). A portion of this study was published in Lacrosse Magazine a little while back. You can be in the same study as Lyle and Miles Thompson! For the record, Vince
Since lacrosse is a spring sport . . . okay, partly winter down here too . . . I considered this time of the year as spring training, both for the players and myself too. An event like this gives me a chance to catch up with coaches, parents, graduates and pretty much anyone who I recognize. It also gives the coaches a chance to work on some things while honing the kids competitive instincts. And even sometimes allows a little mischief too, like a little complaining from non-participants! We'll put that one aside as just the typical growing pains a rapidly growing sport goes through. Held last weekend at Plantation's Pine Island and Central Parks the event drew a wide number of age groups and programs and eventually champions emerged, even in the
As part of my brutal job covering lacrosse here in the Sunshine State I had to spend a day on the beach at Siesta Key covering the inaugural World Lacrosse Beach Festival. But, for you the reader, I suffer. The Beach Festival served as a lunch pad for Casey Powell's new SPEED Lacrosse™ format. This modified format is played on a 20 x 40 yard "court" and is played 3 on 3 with small goals and no goalie. There are no pads or helmets, just a stick and a soft "SPEED" ball. Over 200 players participated in the event which included age groups for boys and girls from age 9 through 18. A Pro game highlighted the event. Casey Powell took to the court with Brett Queener, Tucker Durkin, Chris Mattes, Jordan Hall, and Dan Durns and entertained a crowd of over 500 fans. How many sports can yo
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Late in July, 46 of the best boys and girls lacrosse teams from across the country converged in Richmond, Virginia for the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships. It was a phenomenal event that allowed some of the best teenage athletes in the nation to showcase their talents and compete for a championship. I have heard nothing but praise for the event from parents, players, and coaches alike. Two Florida teams, the boys of the Swashbucklers program and girls from Florida Select, competed in Richmond, allowing the players to experience a level of competition that you can't find anywhere else. Both teams come from first class organizations that consistently create top level Florida talent. The Swashbucklers are based in South Florida but draw players from as far north as the Dr. Philli