Shown above at the 2014 FLN All-Star game (coming back next year - maybe) at FAU, from left to right, Boca Raton's Harrison Rodormer (played football at Jacksonville), Jupiter's Braylen Sampson (Bryant), and Benjamin's Anthony Cicio (FSU, who doubled as our inside writer for the Seminoles), McKenna Johnston (Washington and Lee) and Jerry O'Connor of Yale. Below is all sorts of good information for the Floridian lax junkie... For the first time, there are Floridians on all of the men's Final Four D1 teams, how about that?!!! In addition, St. Leo's appearance on the big stage in the DII championship game Sunday marks the first by a Sunshine State Conference team and the 11 Floridians on the roster . The women's DII championship game has already been played, with our Florida Souther
via JU web site - photos via JU web site JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University women's lacrosse has signed an agreement making Maverik and Cascade Lacrosse the official equipment suppliers for the program beginning in the fall of 2017. Believed to be the best equipment agreement in the sport based on product and service provisions, the companies and program have also entered into a marketing partnership. "Jacksonville University started lacrosse to be leaders in the south. We are still the only Division I school that sponsors both men's and women's lacrosse in the state of Florida - a state with almost as many high school teams as Maryland," said Head Coach Mindy McCord. "We are a part of the growth of the game; it's not just about JU for us. It is about the bigge
Here is Wells Dusenbury's article last night on the curious case of Samantha MacCurdy's termination yesterday from St. Thomas Aquinas. The picture was taken by Wells at the FHSAA Championships in April. Excerpt: Three months after leading St. Thomas Aquinas to its first girls lacrosse state final, Samantha MacCurdy is out as head coach. MacCurdy, 24, spent two seasons with the Raiders, accumulating a 32-6 overall record. St. Thomas finished this past season as state runner-up, falling to Orlando Bishop Moore 13-12 in the title game. MacCurdy said she was stunned by the school’s decision not to bring her back. “I was told it was a lack of communication with the athletic director,” said MacCurdy, who earned Sun Sentinel Coach of the Year honors twice. “I w
FLN has learned that Samantha MacCurdy, who led the St. Thomas Aquinas Girl's team to the state championship game this season, has been relieved of her position this morning. The decision did not go unnoticed and FLN has learned that a number of parents are looking to try to get STA Athletic Director George Smith to reconsider. We will continue to seek out more on this in the coming days and will update here if anything else is learned. Obviously a situation like this where a coach who achieved a championship berth is let go during the summer opens eyes.
via press release BRADENTON, Fla. (July 24, 2017) – Today IMG Academy announced Kim Russell, a collegiate and high school head coach of more than 20 years, as its new Director of Girls Lacrosse. Russell joins IMG Academy from Baldwin Wallace University where she served as head coach since the program’s inception in 2012 and led the Yellow Jackets to great heights. As Director of Girls Lacrosse, Russell will oversee IMG Academy’s girls lacrosse program and serve as head coach for the inaugural 2017-18 varsity season. She will also manage the girls program’s camp business. IMG Academy announced the addition of the girls program in February 2017 and is currently accepting student applications. After joining the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in 2014, Russell led Baldwin Wal
via UF web site GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida head coach Amanda O'Leary announced the addition of reigning Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Defender of the Year and Tewaaraton Award Finalist Nadine Hadnagy to the Gators coaching staff Friday. A 2017 graduate of the University of Maryland, Hadnagy was a two-time IWLCA All-American, and a three-time national champion during her playing career. "I couldn't be happier to have Nadine join our staff," said head coach Amanda O'Leary. "She has been nothing but a winner during her career, and has competed at the highest level possible for Maryland and in the UWLX. Nadine's work ethic and competitiveness will be a wonderful addition and influence to our student-athletes and program.
press release via Saint Leo's web site SAINT LEO, Fla. – Caitlin Hansen's resume includes experience as a Division II women's lacrosse player, a coach at all three NCAA divisions, a full-time recruiter, and as a head coach who elevated her program from a sub-.500 level into NCAA post-season play with a conference title and undefeated conference record. That background earned Hansen the nod as Saint Leo University's new head women's lacrosse coach, tasked with positioning the Lions to challenge for the Sunshine State Conference title and a berth in the NCAA tournament. "We are excited to welcome Caitlin Hansen to our Saint Leo Athletic Community," said Francis X. Reidy, Saint Leo's director of athletics. "We had a profile heading into this search and Coach Hansen checked