WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –– No. 14 Palm Beach Atlantic got back into the swing of things in a big way, defeating No. 21 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 11-8 on Wednesday night. The out-of-conference game between ranked opponents was a key restart for the Sailfish, who played their first game in sixteen days. In early March, the 'Fish played five games in nine days that resulted in wins over then-No. 9 Siena Heights, plus Stonehill and Columbus State, but the break was greatly needed. "It's rare that you can get more than two weeks off in March," said head coach Chris Southard. "We used that as an opportunity to heal up and get back to basics. Sometimes in the midst of the season, you neglect what got you there in the first place." As the Sailfish (7-3) and Lynx (5-3) faced off, it was the
Congratulations to Maggie on her college choice! Club Affiliation: Stickbenders Maggie wrote in to us: "First, I want to thank Coach Dean for allowing me to be a part of the amazing lacrosse tradition at Vero and preparing me for college lacrosse. Next, I want to thank Coach Belichik at Holy Cross for giving me the opportunity to play Division 1 lacrosse in the Patriot League. Lastly, I want to thank my family for always supporting me in the classroom and on the field so I may fulfill my dream of playing in college." Maggie is a member of the National Honor Society and co-founded the Best Buddies Program at Vero Beach HS. She is a member of the Student Council, Key Club and will graduate as an AP Scholar. She will study pre-med at Holy Cross. Maggie conside
Above - Junior midfielder Greg Swanson (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton HS) scored 19 points in two games. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –– No. 16 Palm Beach Atlantic returned home for two wins over the extended weekend following a three-game Tennessee road trip. On Friday, the Sailfish defeated Stonehill College (PCLL) 17-3 before getting back at it on Monday night, topping Columbus State, 17-7. The weekend was marked by by nineteen points in two games by junior midfielder Greg Swanson (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton HS). Swanson's two goals and eight assists against Stonehill gave him 188 career points, tied for the all-time record in career scoring set by Joe Ciringione (2011-2013). Against Columbus State, the record-setting marker came just 1:56 into the game as Swanson found Colt Burton (Denve
As always, we at FLN congratulate Kelly on her choice! Kelly Coughlan, who plays attack for club team Florida Select Lacrosse and is a sophomore at Oxbridge Academy, has verbally committed to the University of Louisville. She wrote to us: "I am thrilled to be committed to the University of Louisville. Everything about U of L feels right to me. Coach Young, her staff and the team have been incredibly welcoming and supportive. It has been my goal since I started playing Lacrosse to play the sport at the highest level. As a top program nationally, with great coaching, facilities and support, Louisville will help me reach my potential as a player and give me the chance to play for a D1 National Championship. I also appreciate the vast academic opportunities U of L ...
One of our FLN writers has a theory that all great goalies are the youngest in a family. The youngest inevitably gets tossed in the goal while the older siblings practice shooting. While we do not know Liza Diamond's official birth order as a triplet, we know she has three brothers (Will, a four time state champion at SA who played at Rollins and fellow triplets at SA, Nick, committed to Vassar and Davis, committed to Albany) who practiced against her for years. Liza had to be a great goalie just to make it to dinner. A first team All-District and first team All-Region player last year, the senior committed to play at Stetson University yesterday. Coach Mike Skonieczki is effusive in his praise of Liza, saying "I'm very proud of Liza. She has one of the best attitudes on and off the