Author's Note: This article appeared in the latest US Lacrosse Magazine and we had to wait for it to post online before we could link to it. It's a great read!
Why Pensacola Could Become A Lacrosse Hotbed
by Matt Hamilton
Football and baseball reign supreme on Florida’s Gulf Coast, especially in and around the Pensacola area.
But starting about six years ago, Cassandra Waller, who oversees the physical education curriculum for Escambia County Public Schools, started to hear rumblings of another sport in her community — lacrosse.
More and more youth programs, like the Pensacola Knights and Gulf Breeze, popped up and children were increasingly becoming interested in the stick-and-ball game.
“I started to notice an upward trend in lacrosse
As I look around the rapid growth of our favorite sport I'm struck by the fact that in Boca Raton, my hometown, there is ONE glaring hole . . . why is Olympic Heights not fielding a team?
Two years ago they announced a Boys' team led by Chris Andrea:
Pretty sweet helmet design, right?
Equipment was donated and money raised.
What happened to that equipment and money? Seems like an accounting needs to occur and quickly.
So, I ask the question of ALL Olympic Heights students and parents . . .
Are students interested in playing the sport or not? The FASTEST growing sport in America is offered all over Boca Raton . . . bu
All of the FLN community wishes the best to our friends in the Panhandle that were impacted by Hurricane Michael. Any efforts for relief help that we can publicize just let us know.
As always, the lacrosse community takes care of itself, let us know how we can help.
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via press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Millon Events is pleased to announce the inaugural Jupiter Lacrosse Classic
Baltimore, MD—October 10, 2018 – Millon Events and JTAA Lacrosse is excited to announce the inaugural Jupiter Lacrosse Classic. The event will be held May 4th and 5th, 2019 at the beautiful Jupiter Community Park and positioned as the ultimate boys and girls lacrosse event in the South. The event will be a great kick off to summer and geared towards the player and family experience as well as a celebration of the sport of lacrosse in Florida. Highlights will include a combination of impeccable fields, elite level teams, well trained officials, and best-in-class event management.
The small boutique style event will feature desirable game format
Many of you might have noticed that when we moved our server host we lost some of the articles we posted before the move, particularly the Recruit interviews. Be patient, we are catching up on those that dropped, so if yours is one, we are repeating the posting over the week! And if you did see it drop and don't see us re-posting by the end of the week, please resubmit it, our apologies!
This would be a good time to remind the kids that we look forward to giving EVERY ONE of you that coverage you hard work deserves! For those who are not familiar with it, we have some Facebook-like features on our site . . . no, we don't sell your data to anyone . . . not that anyone would pay for it anyhow . . . but we do have some ways you can let us know what is going on in the community
This was my introduction to covering the sport. It was where I first covered some lacrosse games that I was attending at SA back around 2011 I would guess. My user name there was LRoggy. It led to a fun back and forth with Rich Coppersmith, the father of SA and Johns Hopkins player Lee Coppersmith. Rich PM'ed me one day with the simple message: "I see you posting on both Saint Andrews and Hobart College (Rich actually was at Hobart with me, we didn't know each other and he graduated a year before me), who are you?"
We corresponded some and eventually we met when Lee was in the original Team Israel tryout when they toured down here in their first year of existence.
There were a number of people from the Florida lacrosse community that would talk back and forth on the For