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Floridians Invade Championship Weekend

Floridians Invade Championship Weekend

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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
JUWLAX Inks Major Equipment Deal with Maverik and Cascade

JUWLAX Inks Major Equipment Deal with Maverik and Cascade

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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
Gators Bolster Coaching Staff With Hire of Hadnagy

Gators Bolster Coaching Staff With Hire of Hadnagy

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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.
Caitlin Hansen Appointed Saint Leo’s New Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Caitlin Hansen Appointed Saint Leo’s New Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

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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
Breaking:  NCAA Rules Committee Recommends Big Changes to the Girl’s Game – Ruling Scheduled For July 20th

Breaking: NCAA Rules Committee Recommends Big Changes to the Girl’s Game – Ruling Scheduled For July 20th

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via NCAA press release   Author's Note:  For those who play and follow the Girl's game these changes are truly revolutionary in finding a balance between keeping the Girl's game unique and solving some of the more vexing issues with watching the sport grow, particularly the speed of re-starting the game from a blown whistle and the taking away of a clean goal due to a whistle that did not effect the play itself.  Hopefully the NCAA Ruling Panel will go ahead with all of these and then we can reflect back two years from now if any adjustments need to be made.   Committee recommends free movement in women’s lacrosse New proposal is designed to increase pace and flow of the game June 9, 2017 2:00pm by Greg Johnson The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee this
Allie Modica’s Blog From the IWLCA Senior All Star Game

Allie Modica’s Blog From the IWLCA Senior All Star Game

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  Author's Note:  FIT graduating senior Allie Modica agreed to write an article about her experience with the IWLCA Senior All Star Game for NCAA Division II and here it is!  FLN thanks Allie for all her hard work this season in providing an insight into what it is like to play NCAA lacrosse.  We have provided the links to all of her writings this season below, with her latest article to follow!   Blog #1 - An Intro With the Emphasis on Running for training Blog #2 - The Process of Recruiting Blog #3 - Why We Play The Game Blog #4 - Putting The Time In Blog #5 - Game Day Rituals   IWLCA Senior All-Star Game One last game. Probably the hardest words an athlete can hear and think about. All season this phrase almost haunted me as it quickly approached
FSC:  Santoli Named IWLCA Midfielder of the Year Again!

FSC: Santoli Named IWLCA Midfielder of the Year Again!

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via press release - photo via FSC web site   HUNT VALLEY, MD - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse midfielder Emily Santoli was named as the IWLCA Division II Midfielder of the Year for the second-straight time, the IWLCA announced on Saturday evening at its annual all-American banquet. Santoli, who was also named as a first team all-American by the IWLCA this year, finished with 44 goals, 21 assists and 65 total points as a junior as the Moccasins advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game for the second-straight year. During the season, Santoli helped the Mocs to a school-record 21 wins, and won 48 draw controls, collected 39 ground balls and forced 27 turnovers. She easily surpassed last year's total of 35 goals, and finished second on the team in draw con...