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ATS – YourObserver.Com Feature on CM Goalie Nick Petrucelli

ATS – YourObserver.Com Feature on CM Goalie Nick Petrucelli

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys
  Cardinal Mooney goaltender takes one (after another) for the team by Ryan Kohn, Sports Reporter   Excerpt: The bruises on Nick Petrucelli’s legs looks like a galaxy: seemingly endless stretches of black and purple. “I have nasty welts all over,” he said. “But I always come back.” Such is the life of a high school lacrosse goaltender. Petrucelli, a senior on the Cardinal Mooney High boys team, gets to wear a mask and upper-body pads in net, but has no protection for his lower extremities. When guys are hurling five and a half ounces of solid rubber at you, that can be an issue. Petrucelli said players at his level can fire shots anywhere from 60 to 85 mph.   Read the rest HERE  
To Err is Human, To Forgive Is Divine . . .

To Err is Human, To Forgive Is Divine . . .

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Lee's Corner, Southeast Boys
note: the picture was not from last night's game   We had a nightmare scenario last night, at least as far as a lacrosse game ending is concerned. A District semifinal game ended with an incorrect call in overtime and one team's season ended because of that call. Everyone who knows me knows how distasteful I find the amount of times that spectators in the stands bash referee decisions. I'm sure the video will continue to be passed around so there's no point in posting it here. Suffice to say, the summary is simple.  Last night's District 26 semifinal between Boca Raton and Saint John Paul II ended in OT on a goal that did not enter the net.  The goalie made the save but the official who called the call thought he saw the net move and assumed the shot had gone in and
Triple Crown Lacrosse Weekly FLN Media Poll for the Week Ending 4/14/2019 – Ponte Vedra is #1!

Triple Crown Lacrosse Weekly FLN Media Poll for the Week Ending 4/14/2019 – Ponte Vedra is #1!

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, HS Polling Booth, Polling
  The regular season is already in the books . . .   https://youtu.be/utpXXwl6cGc   Good news . . . only about 293 days until the start of the 2020 regular season.  Plenty of time to hit the wall for those for whom their season is over as of Saturday. Even better news . . . 64 teams are playing this week . . . and 32 next week . . . and so on. Final Four is coming up on May 9th . . . and 10th . . . and 11th . . . if Flag Football will finish on time and no rain interferes.  Imagine a Sunday final for the Boys thanks to the blinders in Gainesville . . . aw heck, why b***h unless it actually happens.  Like it did in Bradenton in 2014 when the Girls showed up on Friday morning and didn’t finish until Sunday afternoon. Damn, I’m feeling withdrawal even BE
District Preview Part II – Districts 17-32!

District Preview Part II – Districts 17-32!

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Boys, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys
Author’s Note:  Since I have to rely on MaxPreps for the regular season scores I hope that missing or incorrect info does not make this preview incorrect factually as far as matchups are concerned.  I don’t think that the FHSAA web site has the info either. Updated: District Host School First Game Championship Game 1 Pensacola Catholic 4/16 @ 6 p.m. 4/18 @ 7 p.m. 2 Maclay 4/17 @ 5 p.m. 4/19 @ 7 p.m. 3 Oak Hall 4/17 @ 5 p.m. 4/19 @ 7 p.m. 4 Bolles 4/16 @ 1 p.m. 4/18 @ 4 p.m. 5 Providence 4/16 @ 5:30 p.m. 4/18 @ 7 p.m. 6 Ponte Vedra 4/16 @ 5 p.m. 4/19 @ 7 p.m. 7 Matanzas 4/15 @ 6 p.m. 4/17 @ 7 p.m. 8 Lake Mary 4/16 @ 7:30 p.m. 4/18 @ 7:30 p.m. 9 Lake Howell 4/16 @ 6 p.m. 4/18 @ 7:30 p.m. 10 Boone 4/16 @ 5:30 p.m. 4/18 @ 7 p.m. 11 Lake Minneola 4/16 @ 5 p.m. 4/18 @ 7
ATS – The Palm Beach Post:  Unbeaten Cardinal Newman Girls Begin Chase for State Lacrosse Title

ATS – The Palm Beach Post: Unbeaten Cardinal Newman Girls Begin Chase for State Lacrosse Title

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Girls
  By Alex Peterman Special to The Post, photo provided by Hunter Zatorsky Posted Apr 14, 2019 at 4:35 PM Excerpt: The Crusaders host the District 24 playoffs this week, starting with a game against Seminole Ridge tonight. When the teams last met on Feb. 27, Cardinal Newman won 15-2, but no one outside the Crusaders locker room had any idea what was in store for the team. Now the Crusaders are 16-0, ranked eighth in the state and the clear-cut favorites in District 24. It was their first undefeated season -- a feat made more impressive against the likes of Benjamin, Martin County and Vero Beach. Cardinal Newman defeated all three, starting with back-to-back victories over Martin County and rival Benjamin at the beginning of March. The win against Martin County was
District Preview Part I – Districts 1-16!

District Preview Part I – Districts 1-16!

Central Boys, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys
  Author’s Note:  Since I have to rely on MaxPreps for the regular season scores I hope that missing or incorrect info does not make this preview incorrect factually as far as matchups are concerned.  I don’t think that the FHSAA web site has the info either.   District Host School First Game Championship Game 1 Pensacola Catholic 4/16 @ 6 p.m. 4/18 @ 7 p.m. 2 Maclay 4/17 @ 5 p.m. 4/19 @ 7 p.m. 3 Oak Hall 4/17 @ 5 p.m. 4/19 @ 7 p.m. 4 Bolles 4/16 @ 1 p.m. 4/18 @ 4 p.m. 5 Providence 4/16 @ 5:30 p.m. 4/18 @ 7 p.m. 6 Ponte Vedra 4/16 @ 5 p.m. 4/19 @ 7 p.m. 7 Matanzas 4/15 @ 6 p.m. 4/17 @ 7 p.m. 8 Lake Mary 4/16 @ 7:30 p.m. 4/18 @ 7:30 p.m. 9 Lake Howell 4/16 @ 6 p.m. 4/18 @ 7:30 p.m. 10 Boone
Intense Fourth Quarter Rally Lifts Ponte Vedra to the Top Spot!

Intense Fourth Quarter Rally Lifts Ponte Vedra to the Top Spot!

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys, Southeast Boys
  Emotions can run pretty high for a game like this.  The top 2 teams all season, playing for pride and to establish turf, gave us a game with so much to talk about after.   Emotions can run pretty high . . . all over the place . . . in the stands there was too much of it too.  Emotions can run pretty high . . . on the field there was enough to cause a number of conduct calls.  Maybe too much talking all around yesterday.  But sometimes emotions can help get you started too, and Ponte Vedra ran their fourth quarter ones to an astonishing run, digging out from the first three quarters where Oxbridge controlled pace, tempo and the potent Ponte Vedra offense.     Poise was the dominant feature of how Oxbridge won games this season, but for 12 minutes yesterday t