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PBA Women:  Chanel Nassir Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Award!

PBA Women: Chanel Nassir Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Award!

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, PBA Women
  Author's Note:  For those who don't know this is a terrific award for a college student to earn.  As a Hobart grad I've always looked forward each year to see if an HWS student made the list so to see a local lacrosse player earn her way onto this just shows that this sport continues to attract fine young men and women.  My personal congratulations to you Chanel on this award.   via PBA press release   WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Former Palm Beach Atlantic women's lacrosse team captain Chanel Nassir was one of three recent PBA grads awarded a highly-competitive Fulbright award to teach English overseas. A Fulbright is a highly-selective, prestigious award for international study that aims to foster understanding between U.S. citizens and those of other countr...
Mercer Head Coach Kyle Hannan Resigns

Mercer Head Coach Kyle Hannan Resigns

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News
  Author's note:  I'm putting this up because Mercer has become the Division 1 NCAA program with the biggest roster impact from our state and I didn't even hear this covered. Last year's Mercer Floridians: Parker Junod Orlando, FL Winter Park 6 Midfield FR Jackson Kennedy Boca Raton, FL St. Andrew's 9 Defense SO Clay Welch Ponte Vedra, FL Ponte Vedra 14 Midfield SO-R Drew Mayts Tampa, FL H.B. Plant 15 Defense FR Carl Klepper Boca Raton, FL Lawrenceville School/SA 17 Attack FR Ryan Katchen Bradenton, FL Cardinal Mooney 18 Midfield FR Dionee Cortez Clermont, FL Lake Minneola 20 Defense FR Connor Purcell Oviedo, FL Paul J. Hagerty 31 Defense SO Kyle Cox Gainesville, FL Oak Hall School 32 Attack FR Colin Hayek Jupiter, FL Oxbridge Academy 71 Defense JR Ashton...
Today’s Lacrosse Fix on ESPNU and ESPN+ – NCAA Women’s Title Games and MLL Games

Today’s Lacrosse Fix on ESPNU and ESPN+ – NCAA Women’s Title Games and MLL Games

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Launch/MLL/NLL/Women's Pro, MLL Around The League
  On the Women's side, ESPN is playing 5 straight college games, starting at 2:00pm:   NCAA WOMEN'S LACROSSE 2:00 PM Syracuse vs. Maryland (Championship) (W Lacrosse) 4:00 PM North Carolina vs. Maryland (Championship) (W Lacrosse) 6:00 PM Boston College vs. Maryland (Championship) (W Lacrosse) 8:00 PM Boston College vs. James Madison (Championship) (W Lacrosse) 10:00 PM #2 Boston College vs. #1 Maryland (Championship) (W Lacrosse)   I believe those are the last 5 NCAA title games.   And on ESPN+, 2 MLL games in their 9-day tournament:   MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE 4:00 PM  Philadelphia Barrage vs. Boston Cannons 7:00 PM  Denver Outlaws vs. New York Lizards   Boston, ...
MLL’s Florida Connections:  LHP Alum Griff Caligiuri Drafted, Fleming Island Alum Hayden La Vangie Signed as FA!

MLL’s Florida Connections: LHP Alum Griff Caligiuri Drafted, Fleming Island Alum Hayden La Vangie Signed as FA!

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Two stories from Florida bred players that occurred during our hiatus.  One started well and one ended well. High Point graduate Griff Caligiuri joined a select few Florida products by being drafted by the Boston Cannons in the recent MLL College Draft.  Unfortunately, Griff does not appear on the final roster for the 8-day tournament (he is the only defender on the 5-person reserve list, so there is a possibility he gets the call), which worked against him, since experience seemed to be in bigger demand among MLL rosters for this format.  My past history of covering the league would have indicated that Griff would have likely gotten more consideration and a likely roster spot at some point in a normal calendar season, as most college draftees do.  I hope he circles back to the league nex...
Flagler Men:  Peach Belt Conference to Add Men’s Lacrosse as Championship Sport

Flagler Men: Peach Belt Conference to Add Men’s Lacrosse as Championship Sport

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  via Flagler press release   AUGUSTA, Ga. (courtesy of the PBC) - The Peach Belt Conference and commissioner David Brunk are pleased to announce that the conference will add men's lacrosse as the league's 16th championship sport beginning in the spring of 2021. Four teams will comprise the inaugural season with the field expanding to six for the 2022 campaign. The first four teams will be the University of Alabama-Huntsville, Lander University, the University of Montevallo and Shorter University. Flagler College and Young Harris College will join the following year, bringing the total to six and allowing the PBC to have an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. "Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in our region and we are very excited about beginni...
NAIA:  Webber Men’s Lacrosse Announces Inaugural Recruiting Class

NAIA: Webber Men’s Lacrosse Announces Inaugural Recruiting Class

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  Author's note: Since I don't have a season recap for Webber it meade sense to choose this as their 'recap' . . . there will be plenty of noise coming from them   BABSON PARK, Fla. (May 1, 2020) –  In anticipation for the upcoming 2021 men's lacrosse season, the first ever season for lacrosse at Webber International University, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Chris Burdick has announced his inaugural recruiting class for the 2020-21 academic year. Coach Burdick said, "I would like to welcome the first lacrosse recruiting class to the Webber family. This group of young men have accepted the daunting challenge of starting a new chapter for athletics at the university. Each one of these men were carefully selected based on a number of criteria, most of which is the chara...
2020 College Review:  The Florida Gators Up And Down 6-2 Season

2020 College Review: The Florida Gators Up And Down 6-2 Season

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  Author's Note:  I'll be going school by school over the summer to give a recap of the truncated college seasons   The Florida Gators Women's program had one of those seasons that gave both really high high's and headscratching lows. The team finished 6-2 and showed they could play at a level indicative of a championship contender but had trouble sustaining consistency.  How else do you explain back to back weekends of beating then #1 Maryland at College Park and then coming home to lose badly to a Loyola team ranked #12 by 11 goals?  That was followed by a home win over #3 Stony Brook and a road loss to #15 Dartmouth?  National pollsters needed Pepto Bismal on a weekly basis. Here's a link to the schedule/results HERE The Individual Statistics showed something that m...