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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
#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
US Lacrosse South Florida Team Named for National Championships

US Lacrosse South Florida Team Named for National Championships

Women's Club, Women's Lacrosse
  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
Predicting The 32 Team Bracket – The Districts Are Here – Districts 25-32!

Predicting The 32 Team Bracket – The Districts Are Here – Districts 25-32!

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse, Play Offs
  District 25 - Oxbridge hosts Oxbridge vs Cardinal Newman Wellington vs Palm Beach Central Oxbridge outscored the three teams 55-13 This is Oxbridge all the way   District 26 - Boca Raton hosts Saint Andrew's vs American Heritage/Boca SJP II vs Boca Raton SJP II finished strong and Boca did not.  SJP won the first game by 3 at Boca.  Another close game on tap.  SJP had a sneaky good year. But as always, there's the final path over on Jog Road and it's been since before I moved to Florida that SJP won that game.  SA goes on.   District 27 - Pine Crest hosts Pine Crest vs Cardinal Gibbons Stoneman Douglas vs North Broward Prep Congrats to NBP for getting back to the district playoff but that's as far as it goes.  PC has a fantas
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
Both Sides Of The Coin – Part Two:  How To Play College Lacrosse And Not Let It Play You!

Both Sides Of The Coin – Part Two: How To Play College Lacrosse And Not Let It Play You!

Boys, College, Florida Lacrosse News, Introduction to The Game, Men's Lacrosse, Parent's Corner, Recruiting, Recruiting (Old), The Recruiting Process
  This second part is based on the experience of Paul Davis and his son Dalton, a Saint Andrew's player who did not go the D1 route.  We featured Dalton last year in an interview on the site and here's a taste of the Davis family's experience and the lessons learned.  The photo is courtesy of Bill Hughes.   Let's face it, most up and coming lacrosse player’s dreams are largely centered around playing lacrosse on Saturday for an ACC powerhouse program like Duke, UNC or Syracuse. Sometimes dreams do come true for the tiny fraction of high school players who possess truly elite level skills that will give them a chance to compete at the Division I level. The sobering reality though is that the vast majority of current high school players simply do not possess the natural bo