Friday, January 31, 2020

Bates Lacrosse February 2020 Update

Bates College
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240


Hi Peter,

Tomorrow is February 1st. You know what that means. Two short weeks until the most anticipated day of our year- the official start of the 2020 Bates Lacrosse season!

January 31st and February 1st will feature a bright green, clear Garcelon Field. Thank you, Grounds Crew! The Bobcats have enjoyed 4 or 5 full-field outside sessions since classes started. Bonus, outdoor practices in January are HUGE for our people.

Strength & Conditioning Coach Seltzer's "Advanced Conditioning" PE classes commenced at the end of the first week of classes. The later than normal academic calendar shrinks the number of these vital trainings. I am pleased to report that we have as many as a dozen Bates students that don't plan to tryout for Men's Lacrosse attending the class, men & women.
Building community one long sprint at a time.

The season's impending start compels me to ask you to consider supporting our program. For those that have already contributed- Thank you! For those that have not and are in position to donate, please consider making a gift.
Whatever amount works most comfortably with your reality, works perfectly for us.

We recently elected to upgrade our HUDL (tape exchange + video editing)
package to the tune of $2,000 additional dollars. Our educational competency, our ability to efficiently cut, log, share data with our players now matches the most successful teams in our league. The funds for HUDL come directly from Annual Use Friends of Bates Lacrosse donations.Thank you!

With all of the necessities of an equipment-heavy sport; custom helmets, gloves, arm pads, balls, practice reversibles, we spend over $15,000 before 2019 turns to 2020. Our entire budget, exclusive of student travel, is spent before October.

In order to retain and support outstanding Assistant Coaches at a level even close to our NESCAC peers, we need your help. In order to recruit the nation, we need your help. In order to offer the highest quality student experience, to compete for NESCAC and NCAA championships requires spending significantly more than we are budgeted annually. The balance so imperative to our enduring success comes from you. If you are in a position to support our exciting, ambitious 2020 run, Thank you!

Make a Gift to FBA

Few people outside of this group are worried about the Bobcats in 2020. With the returning powerhouse squads at Amherst, Williams, Tufts, Wesleyan and Middlebury, that may make good, rational  sense. I can tell you that your Bobcats are attacking their preparation like a team on a mission.

You know me. I like our men to ease into the season. That's why we will again commence our campaign, after one week of practice,  against a Top 4 or 5 RIT team and their ten "Player of the Year" nominees. I hope to see you at Garber Field at UMass on February 22nd. Let's see what we've got!

Go Bobcats! 


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

From InsideLacrosse: Starsia: Hopes for 2020

Starsia: Hopes for 2020

Monday January 20th, 2020 10:00am

(Photo courtesy of Dom Starsia)
On the cusp of a new season, here are one man’s aspirations about the state of our game going in to 2020…
I hope that the University of Utah and Cleveland State will find a conference.
…That Roanoke’s John Pirro and Salisbury’s Jason Coffman get serious consideration for the Hall of Fame.
…That the participation trophies reserved for today’s youth are actually given to the guys who play competitive lacrosse games in the 65 and over division!
…That the coaches, institutions and stewards of our sport look for additional ways to support the efforts of organizations like Harlem Lacrosse, City Lax, Charm City, OWLS, Metro Lacrosse and others that have truly made significant investments in time and resources to grow the game in urban, underrepresented areas. The game is getting more diverse… slowly, but it is happening . . . 

Read the rest HERE at InsideLacrosse

Penn Lacrosse Preseason All Americans

Penn Lacrosse Preseason All Americans

Congrats to our trio of @Inside_Lacrosse
Preseason All-Americans: soph M Sam Handley (1st team), senior FOGO Kyle Gallagher (2nd team), and senior D Mark Evanchick (3rd team). One of just two
@IvyLeague . teams repped on all three squads! #AllInILPL

One Florida High School Lacrosse Top 15 List....

2020 FSLCA Updates
Coaches! Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in the pre-season poll. We had over 40 members participate in selecting the top 15 teams in each division. Below are the results.... 
​​Division 1A
1.   St Andrew's School
2.   Oxbridge Academy
3.   Cardinal Mooney
4.   Bishop Moore High School
5.   Lake Highland Prep
6.   Benjamin School
7.   King's Academy
8.   St . Edward's School
9.   Oak Hall School
10. Episcopal School of Jacksonville
11. Providence School
12. Maclay School
13. Gulf Breeze High School
14. St Johns Paul II Academy
15. Out-of-Door School
Division 2A
1.   Ponte Vedra High School
2.   St Thomas Aquinas High School
3.   Jupiter High School
4.   Lake Mary High School
5.   Columbus High School
6.   Winter park High School
7.   Creekside High School
8.   American Heritage (Plantation)
9.   Fleming Island High School
10. Western High School
11. Hagerty High School
12. Newsome High School
13. Boca Raton High School
14. Lake Brantley High School
15. Riverview Sarasota
Job Coaching Opportunities 
Assistant Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach
Creekside HS - St Johns
Part-Time (Paid)
Posted 12/21/2019
Assistant JV Boys Lacrosse Coach
Creekside HS - St Johns
Part-Time (Paid)
Posted 12/21/2019
Assistant JV Boys Lacrosse Coach
Episcopal School Of Jacksonville - Jacksonville
Part-Time (Paid)
Posted 12/22/2019

Assistant JV Boys Lacrosse Coach
Episcopal School Of Jacksonville - Jacksonville
Part-Time (Paid)
Posted 12/22/2019
Assistant Varsity School Boys Lacrosse Coach
Northside Christian School - St. Petersburg
Part-Time (Paid)
Posted 12/23/2019