US Lacrosse Magazine Features Alonso High School

 

I know it is a little late, but “Mas vale tarde que nunca” (hope I got that spelling right and I didn’t say “Better late than on the beach . . . “)

 

Last month (I’m guessing it is for the July issue of Lacrosse Magazine) U.S. Lacrosse featured one of our up and coming programs and here’s the link to the article!

 

ALONSO (FLA.) BOYS’ LACROSSE ON THE RISE AND EARNING RESPECT

 

 

Excerpt:

TAMPA, Fla. Alonso High School, a 2,700-student, bursting-at-the-seams campus in northwest Tampa, has long been known for its athletic prowess.

There was dynamic MLB pitcher Jose Fernandez, a Cuban import who became a National League Rookie of the Year and All-Star. There were a half-dozen NFL players. There were high-level college performers in basketball, tennis and track and field. There was also the unprecedented feat of having Alonso alumni who captured Most Valuable Player honors in the NCAA Baseball and Softball College World Series.

But lacrosse?

Never lacrosse.

Until now.

Although lacking the natural pedigree common to the powerful programs that dominate the Tampa Bay area’s lacrosse scene — and led by an innovative coach who probably didn’t know the difference between a FOGO and a BOGO just a few years back — the Ravens have suddenly become a force that can’t be ignored.

The Ravens were displaying championship form in March when their 8-1 season was halted by COVID-19. There will always be a sad sense of what-might-have-been. But the tangible results also produced some exciting accomplishments.

 

Read the rest HERE

 

By the way, congrats to Pete Mastro and Joe Kuebrich, they have now been quoted in U.S. Lacrosse Magazine as much as me . . . 🙂

 

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