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Coach Cibe: Italy February Lacrosse Update

0 - Published March 11, 2014 by in Denver 2014, International

Editor’s Note: Coach Cibe is back with his monthly update on Italy Lacrosse! I hope everyone is ready to lax and to follow Coach Cibe’s news from Italy. It’s shaping up to be another great month of Italian Lacrosse.

After the winter break, the Italian Lacrosse scene is back to life.

Photo Credit: Muriel Geroli

Italian National Lacrosse Team

The National team (follow link for roster) gathered in Prato, on January 25th and 26th and carried out its first training session on the field of the new Italian team “Prato Grizzlies.”

We would like to remind everyone in Italy and abroad that they can donate to the Italian National Team through the crowd funding link “Italia Lacrosse Road to Denver 2014.”

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Box Lacrosse

On February the 1st and 2nd, FIGL and Bocconi Sport Team organized the first box lacrosse event in Italy. It was a 2 day clinic, held by Kyle Witt (Canadian, Bocconi head coach) to officially present box lacrosse to all the Italian players, coaches, and managers interested in bringing this sport to their teams for possible future development of an Italian box lacrosse championship.

International Tournaments

On February the 8th and 9th, Bocconi Sport Team was guest at Durham University for the II “Cathedral Cup,” an “exchange” tournament between the 2 universities. In 2013 the first “Cathedral Cup” was hosted by Bocconi and, this year, Durham organized the second edition.

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In the meanwhile, the girls team, Milano Baggataway, is organizing in Milan the female tournament “Mediolanum Cup” to be held on April 26th and 27th. All info about this tournament can be found on www.mediolanumlacrossecup.com.

Italian Men’s Championship

On February the 9th, the lacrosse italian championship has finished its break and started again.

Here are February results:

February the 9th

Phoenix Perugia 15-9 Bologna Sharks

February the 16th

Phoenix Perugia 10–7 Red Hawks Merate

Bologna Sharks 4–6 San Marino Titans (OT)

February the 22nd

Roma Leones 7–2 Torino Taurus

February the 23rd

Phoenix Perugia 16–5 Torino Taurus

Red Hawks Merate 6–0 Bologna Sharks (by forfeit)

According to these results, the updated rankings (wins, ties, and losses are between brackets) are as follows:

Roma Leones 15 (5-0-1)

Red Hawks Merate 15 (5-0-2)

Phoenix Perugia 15 (5-0-3)

Bocconi Sport Team 12 (4-0-0)

San Marino Titans 3 (1-0-4)

Torino Taurus 0 (0-0-5)

Bologna Sharks 0 (0-0-5)

Stay tuned to LAS for more updates on Italy Lacrosse each month of the year, and check out CoachCibe.it for weekly posts and tips on how to improve your game.

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