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Hey All Laxers!

Sorry for the long gap since I last blogged but times are a little crazy with the high school season down here in Florida in full swing. Just for a quick update Pine Crest is 7-5 and really starting to shown signs of a higher level of consistent play.

Consistency is something we have struggled with all year, but last Friday we had our first big win of the season beating St. Thomas Aquinas 13-9. I was really proud of the effort the kids gave.

The MLL season is just weeks away a preseason training is going well. I have begun conditioning and lifting as this year will prove to be a tough training camp with the revamped rosters. It will be really exciting to see the level of play the MLL puts on the field this year. Every team is an all star team.

Hofstra Lax, as an alum I feel it necessary to point out the HOT start the Pride are having this year. The last two years of losing close games, seems to have turned into winning 1 goal games this year. I wish Seth Tierney and Joe Amplo the best of luck the rest of the way. Good job guys!!!!!

Anyone dominating the NCAA brackets? 13 out of the SWEET 16…not bad

Remaining MLL Teams

MLL News

Hey All Laxers, Well the news has finally been made public as we all have been hearing rumors for weeks upon weeks. With the MLL contracting from 10 teams back to the original number of 6, the 6 remaining are not all original teams. Chicago and Denver have survived expansion and now contraction, the remaining four are Boston, Long Island, Washington and newly relocated Rattlers from Rochester to Toronto. Toronto should be a really interesting location for lacrosse since the Rattlers already have so many Canadians on their roster. Hopefully Toronto will prove to have a better fan base then Philly, LA, San Fran, and NJ who all had to fold. It still astonishes me that LI and Baltimore who everyone calls the two meccas of the sport can’t get fans to their games, come on lacrosse fans!

Have you seen the rosters, one word, SICK! Every team is an All Star team. Lacrosse should be amazing this summer. Chemistry will as always be a huge factor. I am looking forward to the upcoming season, it should be a blast.

Coaching

Down here in South Florida, we find ourselves at 2-0 and winning ugly but a win is a win. We have lost some seniors to injury and academics this year. Leadership has been somewhat of an issue but I am hoping that our younger players will assume bigger roles as we move along. Tonight and tomorrow should prove to be a great learning experience for our team. North Broward Prep, a district opponent, comes to our house tonight at 6pm and St. Andrews tomorrow at 11am at their place. Just in case you have been living under a rock St. Andrews has grown to super star status and is currently ranked 12th in the country according to inside lacrosse. Wish us luck!

Hey All laxers!  I hope all of you are enjoying a safe winter.  The NCAA Lax season is in swing with practices and scrimmages currently happening.  It is always interesting to see who just might develop as the years Cinderella team.  As I am biased, Hofstra is my hopefull team.  I am also extremely interested to see what Coach Pressler is going to be able to pull off at Bryant this year with its first Division 1 schedule in school history.  I wish him luck.

On a personal note we have been practicing down here in South Florida for 3 weeks now and the process has been some what slow.  The stick skills to which I am used to are far off across the board.  However there are a few gems to which I can polish throughout the year.  The one thing Florida has to offer is alot of athletes; hopefully soon to be called lacrosse players.  But time will tell.  We have our first game in little over a week, so it will be interesting to see our development during that time.

A further look into the future,  we have huge games against St. Thomas and St. Andrew’s; who I believe is ranked in the top 10 in the country this year.  We have alot of work to do before that comes to pass. 

Wish us luck!

Shanny

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