Team Spain and the World Lacrosse Championships

For the past three weeks I’ve been privileged to lead Team Spain at the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver. It’s been an amazing experience that I will never forget, and a growing experience as a Head Coach. Spanish Lacrosse is brimming with potential (stay tuned for an article on international lacrosse talent) and I feel very confident we are laying the foundation of a very bright future for Spanish Lacrosse. Here are a few pictures from the past three weeks. Vamos Espana!

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Matchup Monday – State Champs Look to Hold Their Ground

2014-Boise-Invitational-25The regular season may be winding down out West, but many of the best match ups are still to come. On the coast St. Ignatius faces Bellarmine Prep, West Linn hosts Lakeridge, and Bellevue travels to Mercer Island. Meanwhile further inland Palo Verde looks to avenge an overtime loss to Coronado Red, and Mountain View visits Timberline.

Coronado Red at Palo Verde 5/6

Quinton Eissler (High Point) powered the Coronado Red (9-2) past Palo Verde (14-5) for a 13-12 OT victory earlier this season. The Cougars hope to defeat the Panthers a second time in route to defending their Nevada State Championship. Chase Bradshaw (Loyola) and Jeremy Huber (Johns Hopkins) will look to even the score for Palo Verde. Read more ›

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Front Rush Partners with LaxPath

frontrushlogonavFor Immediate Release – Front Rush

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ—Front Rush and LaxPath have teamed up to allow collegiate lacrosse coaches across the country to easily find and add athletes to their Front Rush recruiting software. LaxPath is designed to aid the recruiting efforts of college coaches at every level by providing a comprehensive and easy- to-use catalog of lacrosse talent to help them identify talent as early as possible.

Within every LaxPath recruit profile, college coaches will be able to click the ‘Add to Front Rush’ button and the recruit’s information will appear in the coaches’ Front Rush account. No more data entry or exporting and importing data…find a recruit, click and repeat. Read more ›

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Matchup Monday – Battle in the Desert

2014-Boise-Invitational-9The season is speeding by, so make sure to catch some great matchup’s out West this week. Arizona is in for a good one when Brophy Prep takes on Desert Vista. While Faith Lutheran and Coronado Red have been impressive this season and present a big time matchup in Nevada.

Desert Vista at Brophy Prep 4/1

It doesn’t get any bigger than this in the desert, with Desert Vista (7-0) and Brophy Prep (8-1) battling for state supremacy. Brophy boasts a trio of NCAA commits in Eric Fishman (Vassar), Braden Gagner (Detroit), and Brad Nordstrom (Fairfield). Desert Vista has it’s share of talent with Ryan Coukoulis (Bellarmine), Cade Van Raaphorst (Duke), Anthony Abbadessa (Colgate), and Steven Votto (Bellarmine). Read more ›

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Goalie Turned Defensemen Cooper Glass (CO) Headed to Monmouth University

IMG_2146-LCooper Glass of Arapahoe (CO) is another Western standout heading to an NCAA D-I Program after choosing Monmouth University. Despite converting from goalie to d-pole his junior year, Glass was able to successfully navigate the recruiting process. This dual-sport athlete overcame stiff recruiting obstacles through his athleticism, and willingness to be coached. Monmouth took note of these attributes, and has a great player heading their way.

When did you start playing lacrosse?

I started playing lacrosse around the 4th grade for the panthers youth lacrosse club. I started playing because other than hockey I wasn’t playing any other sports and it seemed like a lot of fun and I had heard good things about it. Read more ›

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Matchup Monday – Top Offense and Defense Square Off in Utah

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Garrett Michaeli (Corner Canyon)

The season is at full tilt, and there is a plethora of great matchup’s out West this week. Texas is in for a heavy weight bout when Coppell takes on Highland Park. Torrey Pines (CA) is off to another great start and will face a stiff test in Colorado Academy. Lastly, newly formed Corner Canyon pits one of the best defenses in Utah against Brighton’s high flying offense.

Highland Park at Coppell 3/28

Highland Park (4-3) has no shortage of talent with NCAA DI commits Tyler Brock (VMI), Parker Alexander (UNC), Case Carpenter (UNC), and Robert Mencke (Harvard). The Scots enter the match on the heels of a 10-7 defeat at the hands of Episcopal Dallas. Coppell (10-2) has been very impressive this season with wins over The Woodlands, St. Marks, and Westlake. Read more ›

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2014 Boise Invitational All-Event Team & Final Results


The 2014 Boise Invitational featured some great talent from the West. Here is a look at the players who stood out to the event staff as well as the final standings.
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Photo Gallery from the 2014 Boise Invitational

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Top Western Recruits on Display at The Boise Invitational

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Anderson shooting against Judge Memorial – April 2013

Western Lacrosse Scout is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Boise Invitational which showcases top teams and recruits from all over the West. The annual event begins tomorrow, March 13 and ends on Sunday, March 16. Top recruits from Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and California will have the chance to compete against one another. The Boise Invitational features six NCAA DI commits and many up and coming players. Here is a look at some of the top recruits featured at the event. Good luck to all the players and teams this weekend. Read more ›

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Five For Friday: Top Match-ups at The Boise Invitational

Boise InvitationalWestern Lacrosse Scout is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Boise Invitational which pits teams from all over the West against each other in a battle for state supremacy. The annual event is slated for next weekend, beginning on Thursday, March 13 and ending on Sunday, March 16. Teams from Utah (Juan Diego, Lone Peak, Bingham and Judge), Idaho (Bishop Kelly, Mountain View, Centennial, Eagle and Rocky Mountain), Oregon (Summit and Tigard), Nevada (Centennial, Palo Verde and Faith Lutheran) and California (Casa Grande and Granda) will take the field representing their state and hope to come away with a win.

“When Tom and I started putting the Boise Invitational together we wanted to put together an event that showcased Boise lacrosse and also gave teams from other states an opportunity to play against teams that they typically don’t play,” said Boise Invitational Co-Founder Britt Cornaby. “We worked very hard to invite teams who would be competitive and then we put together a schedule to not only give them good competition but diversity as well.  We believe the overall depth of the field has increased this year.” Read more ›
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