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Floridians Invade Championship Weekend

Floridians Invade Championship Weekend

College, College, Featured Posts, Uncategorized
Shown above at the 2014 FLN All-Star game (coming back next year - maybe) at FAU, from left to right, Boca Raton's Harrison Rodormer (played football at Jacksonville), Jupiter's Braylen Sampson (Bryant),  and Benjamin's Anthony Cicio (FSU, who doubled as our inside writer for the Seminoles),  McKenna Johnston (Washington and Lee) and Jerry O'Connor of Yale. Below is all sorts of good information for the Floridian lax junkie... For the first time, there are Floridians on all of the men's Final Four D1 teams, how about that?!!! In addition, St. Leo's appearance on the big stage in the DII championship game Sunday marks the first by a  Sunshine State Conference team and the 11 Floridians on the roster .  The women's DII championship game has already been played, with our Florida Souther
Scots’ Justin Lugo Named Warrior/USL South Player of the Week

Scots’ Justin Lugo Named Warrior/USL South Player of the Week

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Boys, Uncategorized
Photo credit to Robin Knowles Congratulations to Saint Andrew's goalie and Goucher commit Justin Lugo who was honored for his play against Oxbridge in the quarterfinals of the FHSAA playoffs.  Justin continues the tradition of excellent stoppers who hail from the Sunshine State and we look forward to watching him Friday night in Boca Raton against Jupiter in the semi-finals. Enjoy the article HERE      
Belen’s Breakthrough Win Photos

Belen’s Breakthrough Win Photos

Featured Posts, High School, Southeast Boys
Thanks to the success of the Belen Jesuit and Gulliver Prep programs, and the early afternoon schedule, this author (actually photographer) has had the opportunity to see first hand the growth of our sport in Miami-Dade County.  Gulliver has historically competed at the highest level in Florida and many graduates have continued to play in college.  Coach Jim Piggot, now in his tenth year, is one of FLN's favorites, and a very little known fact is he was an early tweeter of play-off games for our site. Across town, former St. Andrew's assistant coach Alan Bellando took the helm of Belen five years ago and has steadily improved the program each year, reaching its first FHSAA Elite Eight appearance with a convincing win yesterday over Gulliver.   Sound pretty good?  Sure, but this team saw
#4 Thunderwolves Down #8 Scots In Hard Fought Battle

#4 Thunderwolves Down #8 Scots In Hard Fought Battle

Featured Posts, FHSAA, Florida Lacrosse News, Florida Top Ten, High School, Southeast Boys
Tuesday night in a game which looked and felt like a replay of Friday's Oxbridge win over Bishop Moore, the visiting St. Andrew's Scots took a 3-2 lead into the second half as both defenses were dominant.  The third quarter ended with the Thunderwolves leading 4-3 and the fourth started with SA man up.  No, SA did not tie it up as Oxbridge stopped the attempt and went on to win 8-5.  As the score shows, most of the game was very even and if these two meet again, it will be a dogfight.  Oxbridge continues it's tough early season schedule Friday, hosting defending state champion and number 1 ranked St. Thomas Aquinas.  Must see lax! Scoring: Oxbridge James Dorsey 1,0; Connor Davies 2,2; Bennet Bowers 1,0; Jack Kilian 2,1; Blake Jerd 2,0 Oxbridge Saves Christian Tomei 7
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