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FLN’s Interviews From Jingle Brawl!

FLN’s Interviews From Jingle Brawl!

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Lee's Corner, Parents, The Referee's Whistle, Youth/Club
Wonderful weather the whole weekend allowed us to host a number of interviews at the event.  Thank you Bo for a great location to film from!The list ran the gamut from current high school coaches to a young group new to the sport!Please note that one of our interviews was removed by Twitter and I'm trying to get an answer from them.  If anyone reading this knows how to challenge it (I can't self-report an item on their Contact system).  It was with Ray Colaiocovo and was about our talks with Fox Sports Florida.  We talked about his background in Sports Production (for those not aware, Ray has produced for ESPN, HBO and a number of Fox Sports Florida shows you watch for the Marlins, Panthers, etc., and has won an Emmy award too!I suspect that Twitter didn't like we gave out FSF's cont...
Florida Accolades at IL Invitational!

Florida Accolades at IL Invitational!

Central Boys, Club, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys
(Inside Lacrosse Photo: Jaclyn Borowski) Florida kids on 3D Lacrosse were highlighted on Inside Lacrosse's website today, as the team was called the 2022 stand-out team yesterday!Inside Lacrosse LINK Excerpt:Standout Team: 3d Florida 2022Going 3-0 on the day with wins over Warrior Diamond, VLC and Team UNRL, 3d Florida is a balanced team with playmakers all over the field. Hayden Stoltzfoos is the quarterback of the offense at X with lefty shooter Anthony Longo stretching the field and Colson Williams providing a box-influenced finishing touch. Midfielder Zachary Bender has the restraining line to restraining line speed to create a fast break out of nothing and the shot to be a threat off the dodge or the catch. Shaun Blackburn has execellent feeding v...
Choosing Compassion Over Hatred:  How Gabe Clark Overcame Racial Adversity

Choosing Compassion Over Hatred: How Gabe Clark Overcame Racial Adversity

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 Lee’s Note:  Gabe Clark is a very impressive young man.  Never mind the fact that he is a top-notch player who is looking at a possible D1 lacrosse future or that he is looking at several terrific academic institutions that are D3.  Or that he is a leader among his peers.  None of that prepares you for the unexpected life event that propels you to prominence; life does not always run on your chosen timetable.  Sometimes life choses you, not the other way around.  I’m confident Gabe understands that, as you will see below.For the few reading this and wondering about what this is about, there was a youth club lacrosse event in Orlando last weekend and during the semifinals of one of the two high school brackets an incident occurred where racial slurs were used by a few members ...
This Week’s Musings – Jacob Webb Jr. with GREAT NEWS!  Saxton Dunlap Needs All Hands On Deck.

This Week’s Musings – Jacob Webb Jr. with GREAT NEWS! Saxton Dunlap Needs All Hands On Deck.

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 We'll start with an update on Saxton Dunlap, as he is searching for a stem cell/bone marrow donor and we will put that article up this weekend.And while his journey is just starting, we have GREAT NEWS on Jacob Webb Jr.!  That is going up today too.On Wednesday and Thursday this week I was up in Vero Beach for the Prospects Games, which due to the CCP's virus, was cut back quite a lot from the original event, which was a major showcase combined with club events for the high schools.The weather was better than the past weekend in the same location and the high school division, although down to 12 teams, was packed with top talent.  Ponte Vedra, Benjamin, Lake Highland, Berkeley Prep, St. Thomas Aquinas, Western, Bishop Moore, Nease, Montverde, etc.  And plenty of top p...
The Prospects Lacrosse FLN Poll When The Season Was Interrupted . . .

The Prospects Lacrosse FLN Poll When The Season Was Interrupted . . .

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  Author's Note:  As we hit our stride with the summer club circuit I am looking forward to the Prospects Lacrosse event in Vero on Wednesday and Thursday for a couple of reasons.We didn't get closure for the high schools, players, coaches and parents this year and this event, while not 'official', at least gives the 2020 kids playing one last go around, and for many of them, it will be their last game played.  The Boys are playing this week and the Girls will have their own event later in Palm Coast.And this event will be livestreamed for the championship games, in all 3 divisions of 1A, 2A and another grouping for 'schools' that prefer to be grouped by strength of program with like-level teams.  Here's the last poll FLN did before the season was cancelled:&nbs...
Hot & Humid . . . So What?  Club Play is Back and Thank God For It!  ‘Sunshine Games’ Had More Than One Meaning Yesterday . . .

Hot & Humid . . . So What? Club Play is Back and Thank God For It! ‘Sunshine Games’ Had More Than One Meaning Yesterday . . .

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 Yeah, it was REALLY hot and humid yesterday in Vero.I moved down here from New York in early 1991.  Of course, the first question from my NY friends was always 'how do you stand the summers?'.  Of the estimated 10 million NY born and raised who moved here the last number of years know, the simple answer is, 'it beats Manhattan in the summertime', and it really does.  No high-rise concrete, glass and steel corridors that multiply heat exponentially.  No smelly sewage grates down here.  No horrendously ventilated subway stations either.As far as I know, Boca Raton has NEVER had a 100 degree day, and I remember plenty of days living in Manhattan, having to take the subway in a suit (for the kids today, that was a matching pants and jacket, a button down oxford shirt, actuall...
Triple Crown Sports Announces the Florida Lacrosse Showcase for June 13th-14th in Palm Coast!

Triple Crown Sports Announces the Florida Lacrosse Showcase for June 13th-14th in Palm Coast!

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 via press release  Triple Crown Sports Lacrosse Site   What is The Florida Showcase?  OPEN to all BOYS, Individual and V, JV and 7/8 Teams (Invite) – June 13th & 14thEntering its 17th year, the Florida Elite Showcase placed more players in top level college lacrosse programs than any other club travel team in Florida and the South.We work in conjunction with local elite national travel teams and high school club teams. There is never a conflict and no need to choose between the two. The Florida Lacrosse Showcase partnered with the national equipment leader, EPOCH, to bring players to the Florida Showcase - Florida and the South's Showcase! Schools like Notre Dame, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, Army, UMass and Dartmouth are...