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
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
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
Three weeks into the season and this past week really shook things up . . . LOTS of big games that impacted the rankings. The type of week that makes it a little harder to come up with that really good song that i can use to introduce the week. But then, using a particularly inspired piece of memory . . . A film that I saw in the movie theater in 1969. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_It's_Tuesday,_This_Must_Be_Belgium Ten games on Tuesday made an impact on the lacrosse scene. That's actually Michael Constantine in this scene, who recent movie goers recognize as Gus from the My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movies. A pretty funny scene as an American and a German who fought the battle in WWII at this...
Congratulations to Ryan for his college commitment and good luck to him in the future! Club Affiliation: Palm Beach Revolution Ryan wrote in to us: "I would first like to thank my family for all their support the past 4 years. I would also like to thank Coach Ross, and Coach Rye for helping me during the process and for making me a better player. I would finally like to thank Coach Murphy for giving me the opportunity to play at Bentley University."