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Breaking:  IMG Academy Names Matt Kerwick Director of Lacrosse

Breaking: IMG Academy Names Matt Kerwick Director of Lacrosse

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via IMG press release   BRADENTON, Fla. (July 27, 2017) – Today IMG Academy announced Matt Kerwick, a veteran collegiate head coach, as its new Director of Lacrosse. Kerwick most recently led the men’s program at Cornell University where he served as head coach since 2013. As Director of Lacrosse, Kerwick will oversee all aspects of IMG Academy’s lacrosse program including boarding school student-athletes, college placement, alumni relations, camps, visiting team training and events. “This is an exciting opportunity to lead student-athletes at one of the most committed academic and athletic institutions in the world. Developing students in the classroom while utilizing the most advanced athletic facilities and staff in the country is what IMG Academy represents," said Kerw
NCAA Approves Free Movement For Women’s Lacrosse

NCAA Approves Free Movement For Women’s Lacrosse

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via the NCAA web site   Author's Note:  We noted before the NCAA Rules Committee was considering some far reaching rule changes and here's the press release about what has been approved from Friday's note.  Free Movement basically removes one of the most annoying issues to me about watching the women's game; the need to 'place' players in position after a whistle, which really slowed down the game at times.  Free Movement will basically allow players off the ball on offense, and players on defense not actually guarding the player with the ball on the restart, to freely move around the field.  One thing I think this will hopefully lead to is more 'odd-women rush' opportunities.  As with any rule change, we will have to see how it actually plays out and if any unintended consequence
Breaking:  IMG Academy Names Kim Russell Girls Lacrosse Director

Breaking: IMG Academy Names Kim Russell Girls Lacrosse Director

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via press release   BRADENTON, Fla. (July 24, 2017) – Today IMG Academy announced Kim Russell, a collegiate and high school head coach of more than 20 years, as its new Director of Girls Lacrosse. Russell joins IMG Academy from Baldwin Wallace University where she served as head coach since the program’s inception in 2012 and led the Yellow Jackets to great heights. As Director of Girls Lacrosse, Russell will oversee IMG Academy’s girls lacrosse program and serve as head coach for the inaugural 2017-18 varsity season. She will also manage the girls program’s camp business. IMG Academy announced the addition of the girls program in February 2017 and is currently accepting student applications. After joining the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in 2014, Russell led Baldwin Wal
Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation Selected as Charity Partner of the Florida Launch

Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation Selected as Charity Partner of the Florida Launch

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via the Launch   The Florida Launch of Major League Lacrosse announced today the selection of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation as their official charity partner of July. The partnership will kick off with the Launch’s auction of their autographed game-worn jerseys after their final home game at FAU Stadium on July 22, with all proceeds benefiting the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. “It’s an honor to partner with such a great local organization. We’re excited about the great work they do and excited for the chance to get involved and give back to this community,” said Launch Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Michael Zeff. Earlier this season, Florida Launch players, coaches, and front office staff had the opportunity to visit the Nicklaus Chil
Florida Launch Host Delray Lacrosse & Leadership

Florida Launch Host Delray Lacrosse & Leadership

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  On June 10th, Delray Lacrosse & Leadership played a scrimmage against Apprentice Lacrosse at FAU Stadium before the Florida Launch hosted the New York Lizards. The kids were treated to a pizza dinner before the scrimmage where they met with MLL player Chazz Woodson. They also participated in the high-five line to welcome the professional players on to the field before the game. The event marked the end to a groundbreaking first season for the Delray Lacrosse and Leadership program. They played several scrimmages in the spring against various teams in the town of Delray youth recreation lacrosse league. They also played in two local travel tournaments.     Director of Lacrosse Jeff Goldberg said ”we help our young players understand the commitment requir
OTS – Utah President Recommends Addition of Men’s Lacrosse, Board Votes Friday!

OTS – Utah President Recommends Addition of Men’s Lacrosse, Board Votes Friday!

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via US Lacrosse Magazine online - photo via Utah Lacrosse web site   Author's Note:  This would be a significant step for helping take the sport to a new geographic area at the D1 level!  Denver, Air Force, now Utah . . . critical mass to allow further west of the Mississippi expansion!   Excerpt: University of Utah president David W. Pershing has recommended the addition of men's lacrosse as a varsity sport to the university’s board of trustees, according to public documents. The board will vote via conference call Friday morning. If approved, Utah would become the westernmost and first Pac-12 school in the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse landscape. The decision comes less than a year after former North Carolina assistant coach Brian Holman pulled up stakes to take
Breaking:  NCAA Rules Committee Recommends Big Changes to the Girl’s Game – Ruling Scheduled For July 20th

Breaking: NCAA Rules Committee Recommends Big Changes to the Girl’s Game – Ruling Scheduled For July 20th

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via NCAA press release   Author's Note:  For those who play and follow the Girl's game these changes are truly revolutionary in finding a balance between keeping the Girl's game unique and solving some of the more vexing issues with watching the sport grow, particularly the speed of re-starting the game from a blown whistle and the taking away of a clean goal due to a whistle that did not effect the play itself.  Hopefully the NCAA Ruling Panel will go ahead with all of these and then we can reflect back two years from now if any adjustments need to be made.   Committee recommends free movement in women’s lacrosse New proposal is designed to increase pace and flow of the game June 9, 2017 2:00pm by Greg Johnson The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee this