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SGR – Middle School!  St. Mark’s Lions with the 9-4 Win over the Jupiter Mariners!

SGR – Middle School! St. Mark’s Lions with the 9-4 Win over the Jupiter Mariners!

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 via Submit Game Recap feature Scores by Quarter1 2 3 4 FinalJMLC 2 0 0 2 4SM 0 6 2 1 9Leading Scorers per TeamJMLCGavin Meyers - 2 goals Dustin Sluszka - 1 goal Landon Rasmus - 1 goal David Druhot - 1 assist  SMFord Cash - 7 goals Matthew Null - 1 goal Thomas Godino - 1 goal Goalies and Number of Saves Owen Viveros (JMLC) 5 saves Jackson Lynch (SM) 9 saves  Noteworthy events during gameThis Wednesday afternoon featured a middle school lacrosse matchup between the Saint Mark's Episcopal School Lions hosting the traditional powerhouse Jupiter Mariners Lacrosse Club. These two teams rosters are filled with some of the top lacrosse talent in the Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens area. Ma...
IWLCA Creates the Tina Sloan Green Award

IWLCA Creates the Tina Sloan Green Award

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 via the IWLCA press release The IWLCA Board of Directors has voted to approve the creation of an annual award to recognize work promoting equity and inclusion. The award will be named in honor of Tina Sloan Green, the first black head coach in the history of women’s intercollegiate lacrosse, who guided Temple University to three National Championships and amassed and .758 career win percentage.“The creation of the Tina Sloan Green Award demonstrates the IWLCA’s ongoing commitment to encouraging and celebrating those who advocate for equity and inclusion, particularly in the athletics community,” said Liz Grote, IWLCA President and head coach at Bowdoin College. “While a tremendous amount of progress has been, and continues to be made in the past year,  this award...
Jensen Beach HC Brent Mahieu Remembers His Assistant Coach & Friend Rob Kavovit

Jensen Beach HC Brent Mahieu Remembers His Assistant Coach & Friend Rob Kavovit

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 Unlike most of Rob Kavovit’s Syracuse or Yorktown lacrosse former teammates and friends, I didn’t know Kavo as a lacrosse player.  I came from the hockey world (I’ve skated since I was 2.5 years old).  I had some knowledge of both box and the field game having played some as a youth up North, but I played college hockey in New Haven while Kavo was in Central NY continuing to build his iconic lax career.  I first met Kavo in 2013 when he came onboard to coach lacrosse here at Jensen Beach High School.  I had joined then head coach Matt Sofarelli the year prior, and later took over the program in 2016.  Kavo and I continued to coach together both at the high school and youth levels until his passing.At first, I had no idea who Rob Kavovit was in the lax world, and to be honest,...
The We Stand Initiative Webinar Will Air Sunday Night at 6:00pm

The We Stand Initiative Webinar Will Air Sunday Night at 6:00pm

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 US Lacrosse and the Nation United Foundation are holding an open Zoom discussion on Sunday night at 6:00pm to launch the We Stand Intiative to combat racism in lacrosse.Unfortunately, we had another incident over the weekend, as noted by the press release we published from US Lacrosse about the incident at Sewanee/University of the South at their home lacrosse game against Emmanuel.  Readers remember Gabe Clark's article over the summer concerning his experience at a Club event.That summer event has led to the formation of the We Stand Intiative that is the focus of Sunday night. Panelists:David Prater - Nation United FoundationEboni Preston - US LacrosseEsu Ma'at - Quantum Power SkillsMatt Cassalia - True LacrosseModerator:  Dr. Jonathan ...
FLN Catches Up With Booker Corrigan in Tampa at the Under Armour Call Back Academy!

FLN Catches Up With Booker Corrigan in Tampa at the Under Armour Call Back Academy!

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 FLN's own Mark Geddis caught up with Booker Corrigan, longtime Lacrosse broadcaster, event runner and all around good guy in Tampa last weekend as his organization put on the Under Armour Call Back Academy.Booker's best known event to most of us in the Florida Lacrosse community is the annual Under Armour All American Game (both for Boys and Girls), an event for 44 of the best players in America in their senior year of high school.  Florida fans will remember that participants from Florida include Dylan Hess, Christian Tomei, Regan Alexander and Caitlyn Wurzburger, among others.Booker has targeted Florida as a great place to hold his national events, as you'll see in these interviews. Part 1 - The Under Armour All American Game https://twitter.co...
Another Challenge Hits the Lacrosse Community

Another Challenge Hits the Lacrosse Community

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 A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call out of the blue from Chris Bocklet, who I hadn't seen for about 4 years (we had breakfast in Boca with Ernie Mahler) except for a brief conversation at a Florida Launch game and we discussed a clinic he was putting on in Delray Beach in late December.  His brother Matt, sister Casey and Sammy Jo Tracy were all participating and they were also slated to work a few other events. HC Andy Bolger of SJP II was helping to organize and host the event.  Chris was just about wrapping up his professional career, having joined PLL for a few games.  Mike was the President of the Denver Outlaws when the MLL folded recently, and he worked closely with SA HC Tony Seaman there.  Chris was quite the player at UVA, as was the rest ...
#MTLG – The Last Step Before It’s Too Late – My Opinion

#MTLG – The Last Step Before It’s Too Late – My Opinion

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 Long time readers know I will get on a soapbox once in a while . . . about supporting referees more is a frequent bugaboo as an example.This is becoming more and more one for me.#MTLG stands for More Training, Less GamesI've been on the road at events for the last 7 weekends except for the weekend after Thanksgiving and I'll be at Jingle Brawl this weekend.  The best one was at IMG (that will surprise long time readers given the way I've failed to cover the IMG teams in the past) and that one was mostly about player development.  It wasn't perfect.  The made for LSN broadcast All Star Game was something I barely watched, preferring to catch up on the sidelines with coaches and referees I hadn't seen much of this year, or in a few cases, getting to know someone for the...