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FSC Women:  Brenna Smith Named Preseason ALL-American by US Lacrosse Magazine

FSC Women: Brenna Smith Named Preseason ALL-American by US Lacrosse Magazine

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 via FSC press release BALTIMORE, Md. – Florida Southern women's lacrosse standout Brenna Smith has been named a Preseason All-American by US Lacrosse Magazine. The junior is one of four midfielders named to the 13-member Division II Women's list.Smith earned Third Team  All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse after last season, where she recorded 26 goals and eight assists for 34 points, leading the Mocs in all three categories. On March 2, she scored a season-high six goals in a loss to No. 2 Queens (N.C.), then posted a five-goal performance on March 6, against No. 6 Regis (Colo.). For her efforts that week, she was named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week. After the season ended, Smith was named as one of nine finalists on the Inside Lacrosse Pla...
FIT Women:  Kaplan Named Preseason All-American

FIT Women: Kaplan Named Preseason All-American

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 via FIT press release MELBOURNE, Fla. – Florida Tech midfielder Mollie Kaplan has been named a preseason All-American by US Lacrosse Magazine.Thirteen student-athletes from 11 schools were selected by the magazine as 2021 Division II Preseason All-Americans. Kaplan and Brenna Smith from Florida Southern are the two representatives from the Sunshine State Conference on the list.Last season, Kaplan earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse after recording 18 goals, eight assists, 35 draw controls, 18 groundballs and six caused turnovers. She registered a point in all eight games in 2020, including season-highs with six goals, five groundballs and five draw controls in Tech's 17-10 victory over Young Harris.The Boca Raton, Florida nati...
Tampa Men:  Dickerson Named USLM Division II Preseason Player of the Year

Tampa Men: Dickerson Named USLM Division II Preseason Player of the Year

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 via US Lacrosse Magazine Ross Dickerson, the Tampa's prolific faceoff specialist, has been named the US Lacrosse Magazine Division II Men’s Preseason Player of the Year.Last season, Dickerson won 118 of 145 faceoff attempts for a blistering 81.4 percent. He recorded 83 ground balls while also contributing one goal and two assists for a Tampa team that finished the season ranked No. 3 in the Nike / US Lacrosse Magazine Division II Men's Top 20.Dickerson projects to finish as the most successful faceoff specialist in NCAA history when factoring in all divisions. His career winning percentage of 76.1 is slightly better than that of Yale's TD Ierlan, who is also a fifth-year senior. Ierlan currently owns a winning percentage of 75.3. 
FSC: Dr. Loh Named to World Lacrosse Diversity and Opportunity Commission

FSC: Dr. Loh Named to World Lacrosse Diversity and Opportunity Commission

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 via FSC press release  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Florida Southern College Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Katherine Loh has been appointed to the Diversity and Opportunity Commission by World Lacrosse, the global governing body for the sport of women's lacrosse. The brand new Diversity and Opportunity Commission will form part of a global Commission for World Lacrosse participating in strategic and policy development and, as appropriate, take the lead for specific projects and communications with an aim of positioning World Lacrosse as a champion for inclusion and diversity across all its activities. Loh applied for a position on the new Commission, and went through a rigorous selection process. She stated, "I am really excited and honored to serve on the Commis...
UF Women: Two Gators Earn US Lacrosse Magazine All-America honors

UF Women: Two Gators Earn US Lacrosse Magazine All-America honors

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 via UF press release GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two members of the Florida lacrosse team racked up US Lacrosse Magazine All-America honors, as the organization announced Monday.Shannon Kavanagh and Cara Trombetta were selected to the 13-player First Team squad, made up of Division I women's lacrosse players across the nation.This is the first such honor for both Kavanagh and Trombetta, but they are no stranger to All-America accolades during their respective tenures at Florida. Each have been tabbed as both IWLCA and ILWomen All-Americans while donning the Orange & Blue.During the shortened 2020 season, Kavanagh and Trombetta were both named to the Tewaaraton Watch List and each earned a spot on the ILWomen First Team Media All-America list.Kavanagh pick...
Oxbridge’s Tomei Leads JU Men’s Lacrosse Transfers

Oxbridge’s Tomei Leads JU Men’s Lacrosse Transfers

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 via JU press release JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University men's lacrosse head coach John Galloway is welcoming a talented group of transfers into the fray for the 2021 campaign, looking to build on the early successes of 2020 before the season was cut short.Keegan Pearl, Conor Shears, Matt Stagnitta and Christian Tomei all join the program after spending time with schools scattered around the country. Pearl comes to Jacksonville following the elimination of the lacrosse program at Furman. Shears traveled south from Bucknell. Stagnitta joins the program after spending time with the prestigious Johns Hopkins program and Tomei moves in from Ohio State."We couldn't have asked for a better group of young men to join the program," Galloway said. "Three of t...
WCLA & WCLL Cancel 2021 Championship Tournaments

WCLA & WCLL Cancel 2021 Championship Tournaments

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 For those who are not as familiar with the Women's College Club organizations, these two groups are the oversight for the Women;s college game at the Club level, similar to how the MCLA runs the Men's side of the sport.The WCLA is the larger of the two and a number of the major universities in the state have club programs for the Women, including Gainesville, which would surprise many.  WCLA schools from their web site included UCF, FSU, FGCU, Miami, FAU, USF and UF.It's a shame that this occurred and here are the press releases: via US Lacrosse  US LACROSSE CANCELS 2021 WCLA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT Due to safety and health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the strong likelihood that a limited number of teams will be in competit...