Many of you have contacted me about the future of FLN since I have not posted since mid-June when the FHSAA went with their huge change to the high school lax world. We are still in business! My absence has been one of personal choice as I seriously needed to take a break. It's been almost 8 years now since I starting writing for FLN and the longest break I took away from this was about a week and, as I mentioned before, have been doing this as a hobby aside from my normal way of making a living, which is also time-consuming. I went full cold turkey, including not opening my emails or looking at either the Twitter or Facebook pages (rest assured, we are adding Instagram this year!). I opened my email today for the first time and there are 738 emails waiting for me. Good and bad n
Author's Note: Congratulations to Coach Speckmann for this terrific honor! And please USL, Rick Gilbert next year? via US Lacrosse press release US Lacrosse Announces National Lacrosse Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame announces the addition of nine new inductees as the Class of 2019, following approval by US Lacrosse’s Board of Directors. The newest members will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, October 19, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md. The 2019 inductees are: Ryan Boyle, Charlie Coker, Kara Ariza Cooke, Rachael Becker DeCecco, Sarah Forbes, Cathy Nelson Reese, Matt Striebel, Paul Schimoler, and Richard Speckmann. Tickets for the 2019 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, sp
Alas, the season is now behind us and the Summer of Club is upon us . . . Thanks for the memories! https://youtu.be/onzL0EM1pKY Yep, believe it or not, a music video from THIS century! And I can't believe i am using a Kim Kadashian appearance either . . . building my street cred as they say. But another season has come and gone and the clock is ticking until next season. And it's time to thank everyone for all their hard work on and off the field and to our readership, which still stays invested in what we produce. The Final Four came off smoothly and thanks go out to the FHSAA and their lacrosse staff. Director of Lacrosse Alex Ozuna, who sometimes cringes when he sees me walking towards him, once again oversaw the weekend event and this year we had the help of Danielle Hogue, in
Thanks to Mike Loveday for inviting us on to talk about Florida Boys' lacrosse! The show was taped Thursday before the Regional Finals so keep that in mind, as it was posted this morning. Please SUBSCRIBE to the LaxRecords.com YouTube channel! Mike is very friendly to the Florida lacrosse scene! His YouTube home page is HERE. His web site is: https://www.laxrecords.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/laxrecords Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laxrecords/ Thanks again Mike!
Sorry but I don't have the time to prepare a bracket in the previous format but you can print out the bracket from the link HERE and fill it out on that. Deadline tonight at 7:30pm. Same rules as before: 1 point for the 1st round, 2 for the Sweet 16, 3 for the Elite Eight, 5 for the Final Four semis and 7 for the State Champ! Fax your bracket to me at 561-416-1014 or scan and email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Good luck to all entrants! A First Prize might well be available this year as we are finally designing some FLN swag! Stay tuned for the details but here's a sneak preview at our first item! Certainly looks worth entering for!
Okay, to remind everyone of the methodology: 64 teams, 16 per quadrant The same districts, 1-32, divided by Quadrant as currently configured The District winner gets the automatic bid By quadrant, the next highest ranked teams get invited (I used MaxPreps for this exercise and there are a few at the end I might not agree with but for this exercise it suffices) I would be open to making a few adjustments, so District members don’t play each other in the first round but for now we go by the numbers Within the Quadrants we seed 1-16 to start and would like to see District winners get the first-round home game if they play an at-large team Number next to the team is the MaxPreps ranking at the state level. Three teams that fell into the top 32 at large are skipped