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NCAA Approves Free Movement For Women’s Lacrosse

NCAA Approves Free Movement For Women’s Lacrosse

Across The LAX World, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Uncategorized
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
Florida Launch Host Delray Lacrosse & Leadership

Florida Launch Host Delray Lacrosse & Leadership

Across The LAX World, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Men's Lacrosse, News From Other States
  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
FSC:  Santoli Named IWLCA Midfielder of the Year Again!

FSC: Santoli Named IWLCA Midfielder of the Year Again!

College, College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, FSC Women, FSC Women, Women's Lacrosse
via press release - photo via FSC web site   HUNT VALLEY, MD - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse midfielder Emily Santoli was named as the IWLCA Division II Midfielder of the Year for the second-straight time, the IWLCA announced on Saturday evening at its annual all-American banquet. Santoli, who was also named as a first team all-American by the IWLCA this year, finished with 44 goals, 21 assists and 65 total points as a junior as the Moccasins advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game for the second-straight year. During the season, Santoli helped the Mocs to a school-record 21 wins, and won 48 draw controls, collected 39 ground balls and forced 27 turnovers. She easily surpassed last year's total of 35 goals, and finished second on the team in draw con...
Breaking:  Chris Spaulding Resigns From Lake Highland Prep, Will Relocate to Upstate NY With Family

Breaking: Chris Spaulding Resigns From Lake Highland Prep, Will Relocate to Upstate NY With Family

Central Boys, Featured Posts, FHSAA, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Men's Lacrosse
via the Orlando Sentinel, photo from Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda / Orlando Sentinel   Lake Highland Prep head coach Chris Spaulding has resigned for family reasons, will relocate to upstate NY.   Excerpt: Lake Highland Prep is losing the only boys lacrosse coach who has four FHSAA state championships on his resume. Chris Spaulding, who compiled a 176-46 record over 10 years at Lake Highland, is moving his family back to upstate New York and taking a job with an insurance firm in Elmira, which is next door to his hometown of Horseheads. “Our third child is on the way,” Spaulding said on Saturday. “This is a good opportunity to go back to the area where we’re from and be close to my parents and to my wife’s parents.” Jeff Vander Meulen, a former Colgate Universit
JU Women:  On the Other Side of the Field

JU Women: On the Other Side of the Field

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via press release - photo via JU web site   There was a major celebration at D.B. Milne Field this past Sunday. Women's lacrosse players were throwing their sticks in the air, coaches were getting doused with Gatorade, fans were high-fiving each other, and there were plenty of happy tears shed as the Jacksonville University team claimed its fourth ASUN Conference Championship title. Brittney Orashen needed a moment to take it all in. Just a few years ago, the two-time ASUN Defensive Player of the Year suited up for the Dolphins, helping to guide the team to three league titles, and on Sunday, she stood on the sideline as an assistant coach. "It was a much different feeling winning this weekend compared to past wins as a player," said Orashen. "The gratification I receiv