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
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.”
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.
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.
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 http://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.