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Q&A With Alex Ozuna, Assistant Director of Sports With the FHSAA

Q&A With Alex Ozuna, Assistant Director of Sports With the FHSAA

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  Alex Ozuna oversees the sport of lacrosse for the Florida High School Athletic Association and he was gracious enough to allow me to pose some questions to him to clarify some of the questions I've been hearing from our readers.  Here's his responses:     1) Must a school play all the District teams they are assigned to? All teams must play their district opponents at least once during the regular season. The district regular season matches determine the seed for the end of the season district tournament.   2) Outside of district, are there any limits on how many 1A teams a 2A can play? There is no limit on the amount of games a 1A school can play 2A school or vice versa. During the regular season, each team has a season limitation of 18 ga
Breaking:  New FHSAA Classes and District Assignments Substantially Change Lacrosse Landscape

Breaking: New FHSAA Classes and District Assignments Substantially Change Lacrosse Landscape

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  I'll analyze the Boys' side first and hopefully there will be readers able to send me some insight on the Girls' side too.   Class 1A is for the smaller schools and Class 2A is for the larger schools, basically the same number of schools in each. 16 districts in each Class, based on what I heard there will be only the winner of the District making the FHSAA brackets. At a quick glance: 8 teams in District 7 in 1A and 4 in District 2, the rest fall in between in size. Multiple districts in the Southeast have 7 teams, no Class 2A district has 4 and most are 6 teams   There are some BRUTAL districts, both good and bad.    Class 1A - District 13 Suncoast 1589 1A 4 13 American Heritage (Delray Beach) 904 1A 4 13 St. Andrews 625 1A 4 13
US Lacrosse Orlando Chapter 2019 Boys’ All Americans & Award Winners!

US Lacrosse Orlando Chapter 2019 Boys’ All Americans & Award Winners!

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  Congratulations to all the winners!   All-American:   Name Pos Number Grade Parker Junod (Winter Park) A/M 2 12 Jake Kiefer (Bishop Moore) A/M 22 12 Jackson Canfield (Bishop Moore) Def 10 12 Kyle Croteau (Hagerty) LSM 9 12 Derek Farwell (Lake Highland Prep) A 5 12 Justin Williams (Montverde Academy) A/M 2 12 Chase Strait (Lake Mary) G 15 11 Travis Lesko (Lake Brantley) Def 77 11   Academic All-American:   Name Pos Number Grade Carson Miller (Lake Mary) D 3 12 Fred Asare Konadu (Edgewater) M 16 12 Ryan Patrie (Winter Park) D 11 12 Christian Hofer (Hagerty) A/M 11 11 Blake Bradford (Olympia) M 13 12 Michael McClesky (Lake Minneola) LSM 2 12 Ben Calvert (Bishop Moore) LSM 21 11 Aaron Gerber (Lake Howell) A/M 14 12 &n...
Ponte Vedra Will Face St. Thomas Aquinas for the FHSAA Boys’ Championship!

Ponte Vedra Will Face St. Thomas Aquinas for the FHSAA Boys’ Championship!

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pictures by Ted Swoboda   It’s on to Saturday night for the Sharks and the Raiders.  One looked to get there from Day One and glided through their pathway until having to grind it out yesterday while the other was not expected to get here but found a way to win 2 OT games on their path, including yesterday’s solo dash through traffic.  And you saw two very different games yesterday. The prediction from the preview article still holds, and I think you will see a similar game to the PV-Jupiter game as STA can also dominate the faceoffs and that plays into what is called a ‘slugger’s chance’.  But I’m sticking with it.  I picked PV to beat Oxbridge in the Preseason Top 25, picked them in the Final Four preview, and I’m sticking with them to win their first title. Come on out
FHSAA Boys’ Final Four Preview!

FHSAA Boys’ Final Four Preview!

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  Friday afternoon, starting at 4:00pm at Boca Raton High School, sees three repeat attendees in Jupiter, the defending state champs, Ponte Vedra and Bishop Moore, with St. Thomas Aquinas making their return to the event. Plenty of storylines.  A rematch from about 5 weeks ago between Jupiter and Ponte Vedra while Bishop Moore and STA get it on for the first time this season.  Two teams still seeking their first taste of the gold ring and two that have won the last three titles! Let’s get it on! Oh, and don’t forget, we also get the Girls’ Championship game right after the Boys’ Semifinal!  Pretty sweet deal for the ticket price . . .   Ponte Vedra vs. Jupiter at 4:00pm Forget the start time . . . this will be worth playing hookie a little early from work on
The Boys’ Elite Eight Results From Last Night!

The Boys’ Elite Eight Results From Last Night!

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  via my Twitter feed last night!  Brackets from FHSAA/MaxPreps.   Ponte Vedra with the big 20-3 win over Bolles at home Bishop Moore pulls away in the second half for the 15-4 win on the road at Jesuit of Tampa Jupiter rallies late at home to win 14-13 in OT versus Cardinal Mooney (feature story later) St. Thomas Aquinas takes the rain-shortened 10-3 win over Gulliver Prep in Miami (game called with 13 seconds left in the 3rd)   The updated FHSAA Boys' bracket:   2019 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Boys Lacrosse State Championship(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head')[0];mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='https://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.
Previewing the FHSAA Elite Eight (oops, Region 1-4 Finals) on the Boys’ Side!

Previewing the FHSAA Elite Eight (oops, Region 1-4 Finals) on the Boys’ Side!

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  And remember: #TAFTAG – Take A Friend To A Game! #LacrossePutMyButtInThisSeat! #EnjoyTheGameNotTheBlame! and . . . #LacrosseRocks!   District 6 Ponte Vedra Hosts District 4 Bolles at 7:00pm Once a rivalry between two of the best programs in that area years ago, Ponte Vedra has pulled away in recent years.  In the regular season Ponte Vedra defeated Bolles 16-2 at home.  That was in early March but there’s no reason to believe the gap will narrow that much. PV eased past Lake Mary 12-5 in the last round and Bolles squeaked out an exciting 17-16 win over Maclay. Bolles has had an excellent season but Ponte Vedra has had a dominant one.   Prediction: Ponte Vedra will win this comfortably in their continued march to the elusive gold ring