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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
District 26 – Fast And Furious Follows A Close Call

District 26 – Fast And Furious Follows A Close Call

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse, Play Offs
Thank you to Euri Mead and FLN's own Seth Green for the pictures provided for this article!   District playoffs. A subtle combination of reality and fantasy masked as What-if . . . Two alliterations in one headline . . . not bad. Two wildly divergent games . . . also not bad. One scare and one thrill ride. Last year I was in attendance for the first round of District 27 at Stoneman and witnessed two duds, a combined 30-2 between the two games.  But that didn't mean there weren't interesting stories woven around those games.  When readers ask me what is my favorite written article for FLN I mention that one in a small batch of choices.  This year it was pretty much the opposite.  Two really interesting games, one of which went back and forth in the second half with
#10 Stoneman Douglas Continues Surge with a 15-7 Win at Boca Raton

#10 Stoneman Douglas Continues Surge with a 15-7 Win at Boca Raton

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
Thanks to Jeff Horwitz for the pictures!   As I went along the summer circuit down here more than one coach told me 'look out for Douglas, they are beating everyone here'. And last night it was easy to see why. I have not yet seen Jupiter play and I am going to Gulliver today to see Ponte Vedra, but last night's Stoneman performance was as good as any I've seen this season.  Boca Raton is a young, rapidly improving team but Stoneman took control early, dominated faceoffs and possession, and just started pulling away late in the first period and never looked back. Sometimes the easiest way to tell how good a game a road opponent played is to listen to the home crowd. I've attended a LOT of Boca home games over the years and this was the quietest crowd of all.  It wasn
FLN Weekly High School Media Poll (Well, This Writer Anyhow!) – 3/5/17

FLN Weekly High School Media Poll (Well, This Writer Anyhow!) – 3/5/17

FHSAA, Florida Top Ten, Men's Lacrosse
  Well, if you thought last week's results shook things up, this week was kind of an earthquake . . . Two teams just outside of the Top 20 last week made major statements. A perennial Top 10 program looks like it is spiraling out. David Bowie had a song about this . . .     The Southwest of Florida is starting to show again.  Two years ago I predicted a Barron Collier - Ponte Vedra final and that certainly didn't happen, and the Southwest was not competitive the last few years with the East coast. but now that is starting to swing a little, as BC's big 8-1 win over Belen Saturday indicated. Meanwhile, further up north in the Tampa area, Tampa Jesuit dealt a spanking to Maclay, as that team is probably wondering why it made a coaching change. Fo
Ex Boca Star Giarratana’s (5G/2A) Double-Overtime Goal Lifts Manhattan To 14-13 Win

Ex Boca Star Giarratana’s (5G/2A) Double-Overtime Goal Lifts Manhattan To 14-13 Win

College, FHSAA, FL Kids Performing At The Next Level, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Men's Lacrosse
via press release - video clips are at the article (Author's note:  I was watching some of this game and turned it off when it looked like Hartford was comfortably ahead!)   Excerpt: Hartford, CT - Sophomore Parker Giarratana (Delray, FL / Boca Raton Community) scored three unanswered goal to lift Manhattan to a thrilling 14-13 come-from-behind, double-overtime victory over Hartford in non-conference action. Trailing 13-11 with 2:27 to play, junior Joseph Bressingham (Glen Cove, NY / Nassau CC) won the face-off and got the ball to Giarratana, who quickly found the net just seven seconds later in making it a one-goal game. The Hawks won the ensuing possession and appeared to have the game in hand but were forced into a turnover. Giarratana made Hartford pay with the game
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