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 ...
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...
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:
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...
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What is The Florida Showcase?
OPEN to all BOYS, Individual and V, JV and 7/8 Teams (Invite) – June 13th & 14th
Entering 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...
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NAPLES, FL – Sweetlax is excited to announce that Brett Queener will be joining their Florida staff as the Director of Coaching & Player Development for the Gulf Coast Wahoos, a new Naples-based Regional Development Program (RDP). In this position Queener will oversee the formation of club teams and the addition of player development programming aimed as serving local lacrosse communities up and down the Gulf Coast. Queener will also serve as a goalie coach for our Sweetlax Florida teams.
“We are excited to welcome Brett to the Sweetlax family. He is an extremely talented young coach and his passion for the game is contagious,” said Kevin Martin, Sweetlax co-founder and Director of College Recruiting. “Coach Queener has already had a very po...
The Berkeley Sports Institute and Major Force Events present the first annual spring season lacrosse tune up camp!
Any Girl age 11-18 years of age
January 20th, 2019
Berkeley Preparatory School
4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
How Much: $175.00 includes a box lunch and reversible pinnie
Team price: $3,000
Goalie specific training will also be available
Coaches can attend for free to learn more from the college professionals
University of Tampa (Confirmed)
Rollins College (Confirmed)
St Leo’s (Confirmed)
University of Florida (Pending)