Box Lacrosse From Prague – Finals Video

Domink Pesek LCC Radotin
Pesek at work for LCC Radotin.

I’ve finally loaded up the last video from my trip to Radotin in the Czech Republic for the Ales Hrebesky Memorial box lacrosse tournament and it’s another killer set of Euro box lacrosse highlights.

The final video features play off games and action from Saturday, where the semis and finals were held.  The host team, LCC Radotin, knocked off a tough Novia Scotia Privateers squad in an epic battle for one of the final spots, and the Megamen out of Boston knocked of LC Jizni Mesto (another very strong Czech club) to take the other final spot.

The finals saw the Megamen convert early and often, and LCC Radotin just couldn’t quite make the comeback they needed to.  Basically, the Megemen came out flying, and scoring at a rate that hadn’t really been seen over the course of the tourney.  When it rains it pours!  But the final was still excellent lacrosse, intense, and very exciting.  The home crowd was incredibly supportive of both teams (although the majority of the cheering was for Radotin!) and the atmosphere was that of a legitimate, big time lacrosse game.

The Megamen were led by Andrew Wasik and Jamie Plunket on offense and anchored by their goalie, Scotty Komer, on defense, who played lights out lacrosse in the final.  The Megamen played real team lacrosse as well, and everyone embraced their role on the team to the fullest.  LCC Radotin also plays team lacrosse, and I just love watching their offense go to work. Their passing is precise and they shoot very well off the catch.

Dominik Pesek (who played at the Hill Academy last year) is the real deal, and only 19 years old.  He is #29 on Radotin, and word on the streets of Prague is that he is interested in playing US college lacrosse.  Whoever winds up with this guy on their roster is going to be a very happy coach.  He’s got a killer instinct and just has the look of a winner.  He’d be the first Czech player that I know of to really play college lax in the States, but if he sees the success I think he could, it’s unlikely he’ll be the last!

Many of the Radotin players, and Czech players overall, are still quite young.  So I’m calling it right now… we’ve seen a Canadian Invasion in the college ranks, and a Czech Pipeline is up next.  My advice to the US college coaches is to get in on this early.  My advice to the Czech players is to keep their grades up in school!  If both of these things happen, my prediction could come true in a matter of two or three years.

Domink Pesek LCC Radotin
Pesek at work for LCC Radotin.

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Next up will be a FULL recap of the tournament, and the tournament review.  This tourney will get rated on a scale of 1-10, and I think you’re going to be interested by the score that the Ales Hrebesky Memorial receives!


    • great question!

      There are only a limited number of clubs, that is true.  But the guys who play the game in the CR play it with a passion, they play hard and they play team ball.  Many of the Europe teams I played against had a bunch of 16-20 year old players, and these teams played with us, or beat us, and we were a team of all college lacrosse graduates.  Many of whom had played at the D1 level.

      Yes, field and box are different, but as the Canadians have proved, if you can score in box, you can score in field.  So since these Czech players can score in box, I assume they too can score in college.

      Clubs like Radotin have very strong youth presences as well, and some of the 10-11 year old kids I saw were already throwing btbs with ease and picking corners.  If they really keep at it, I wouldn’t be shocked to see a couple of them in US colleges.

      Really the level of play, and relative youth over there made me a believer.  I had to see it to believe it, and now I do!

      • So you’re saying that because Czech players have a high level of “passion” they’ll make it to Div 1. Saying that there is a “Czech Pipeline is up next” is stretching things…well a lot don’t you think? Anyone can make claims….

        • actually I said they had a high level of skill, could pass well and shot nicely off a catch… well that and they played good team lacrosse!  So NO, I did not say they will make it b/c of their passion, like you contended above, although I do think their passion for the sport will help them.

          I made a claim and backed it up with first hand observation; e.g. what I had seen over there.  You are also making a claim but not backing it up all… so I guess you’re right.  Anyone CAN make claims!  Would love to hear why you’re so convinced it won’t happen.

    •  I believe another contributing factor is, that many of the skilled and younger players will have experience playing at the international level (world and European championships) as well as practicing and playing against significantly older players (25 years+) at their physical peak.

  1. Hey connor you should check this out., it is a box lacrosse tournament in Dresden Germany that is taking place this weekend. LCC Radotin will be there, along with the Dresden Braves who are hosting the tournament(who I am playing and coaching for, coming out of Buffalo, NY). But we will have teams from the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and more teams from Germany and the Czech Republic 

    It is the first year for the tournament, and the first box experince for most Germans. but all in all it should be a great tournament.