Saturday night FAU's stadium served not only as the site of a thrilling Florida Launch come from behind 15-14 win over the The New York Lizards, but also as the host for this year's South Florida Chapter of US Lacrosse awards banquet. As far as I am concerned, every chapter in the state should try to replicate this great way to celebrate its season, whether locally or better yet, coordinated with a trip to Boca Raton for the night when the Launch is in town. The staff at the Launch, headed by Brian and Don Clinton, Michael Zeff and others put on a terrific evening and are doing a ton of community outreach (check out the photos at the bottom of this article to see an example). The Launch management is building a great franchise. Thank you to everyone, including emcees Joe Chiarella, E
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Well, I didn't see this one coming. Not the result . . . the way the game was played. It was a pretty ugly game to watch. These two teams have played some beautiful games the last few years. Lots of top end talent . . . OT . . . rhythm and flow. The ball not hitting the ground. Fast breakouts and precision passing. Great ground ball play. All of that took a vacation last night. Frankly this was simply Jupiter outworking SA last night. Whether there was a hangover from the Boys' Latin game, the affect of some sickness, or whatever, Jupiter outworked SA last night. Plain and simple. While preparing for this article I was intrigued by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the character Puck in particular. So I read up on him a little and foun
Thanks to Jeff Horwitz for the pictures! As I went along the summer circuit down here more than one coach told me 'look out for Douglas, they are beating everyone here'. And last night it was easy to see why. I have not yet seen Jupiter play and I am going to Gulliver today to see Ponte Vedra, but last night's Stoneman performance was as good as any I've seen this season. Boca Raton is a young, rapidly improving team but Stoneman took control early, dominated faceoffs and possession, and just started pulling away late in the first period and never looked back. Sometimes the easiest way to tell how good a game a road opponent played is to listen to the home crowd. I've attended a LOT of Boca home games over the years and this was the quietest crowd of all. It wasn
Thanks to Euri Mead for sending in these pictures! District rivals. Long time coaching rivalry. Kids playing at breakneck speed . . . 102 shot attempts . . . whiplashed goalies . . . 50 missed the cage. And again, a pet peeve. PARENTS, ENOUGH. No, it wasn't the best reffed game. So What? You took away from the game last night. Thankfully the kids kept themselves in check for the most part. After the first quarter I was worried about that . . . that it could get really nasty. But the kids kept themselves from going over the line. Well done. Too bad I can't say the same thing for those in the stands. If you can't control yourselves as well as your kids did, you really need to look at a mirror and wonder why. When I was growing up it was a
Girls Lacrosse: Saint john Paul II versus St. Andrews, in a hard fought district game last night. Saint john Paul II came into this game with a record of 5-1. Starting the game off strong with a five point lead at one point, while the Scott's played catch-up, eventually tying the game up with 2:30 on the clock in the second half. Taylor Mullen (Middie, Junior) and Kylie MacDonald - scoring 5 goals each for the Scots. Madison Kennedy, (Middie, sophomore), Liv Pollemini (Attack, Junior) and Katie Trainor (Middie, Sophmore) all worked extra hard on the field last night, scoring 4 goals each, to help SJPII secure this district win. Trainor scored at 1:30 left, which was the tie breaker, while Kennedy and Polemini rang their 4 goals in prior. Kennedy on the draws with Trainor and K...
Well, if you thought last week's results shook things up, this week was kind of an earthquake . . . Two teams just outside of the Top 20 last week made major statements. A perennial Top 10 program looks like it is spiraling out. David Bowie had a song about this . . . The Southwest of Florida is starting to show again. Two years ago I predicted a Barron Collier - Ponte Vedra final and that certainly didn't happen, and the Southwest was not competitive the last few years with the East coast. but now that is starting to swing a little, as BC's big 8-1 win over Belen Saturday indicated. Meanwhile, further up north in the Tampa area, Tampa Jesuit dealt a spanking to Maclay, as that team is probably wondering why it made a coaching change. Fo