This just in: The USA Starz Lacrosse program is now accepting applications for the 2010.
Run through the Starz Lacrosse Club, and formerly known as “Global Starz,” the USA Starz Lacrosse program plans to run teams for men and women this summer in Japan, Berlin & Prague, Australia and the World Games in Manchester, UK. Last year’s trip yielded a Prague Cup championship, where both USA Starz teams actually played each other to take home the title. Early applications are being taken now at http://www.globalstarzlax.com , a site packed with info on the trips, destinations, the coaching staff and more. The trips are for players that will be graduating high school in 2010 through recently graduated college players. Players do not need to have played for a Starz program before to apply.
We got in touch with Oregon’s Justin Blackmore (2008 MCLA All-American, 2008/2009 PNCLL 1st Team) to talk about his experience with USA Starz last summer.
Blackmore (middle) taking good care of the trophy.
LAS: What was your experience like with the USA Starz last summer?
Justin Blackmore: It was awesome, I had a wonderful experience. The trip was incredibly fun and really just the time of my life. From getting to play high level lacrosse, takin in cities we visited, and gettin down in the clubs, there was really never a dull moment. There is something in the air and beer over there, because I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face the whole trip.
Are you glad you did it?
Definitely glad I did it. I got to meet a bunch of chill lax bro’s and share lots of laughs. It was also a great chance to knock out some traveling goals along the way. It was definitely the highlight of my summer and I don’t regret it at all.
What was your favorite part?
My favorite part had to be the 5 story club in Praha, Czech Republic. That was definitely a hot spot for the red team and with that many S’s you can’t not have fun. Also, Prague was just an awesome place and has to be best city I have ever visited. It has such a rich history and lot’s of really friendly people offering you 5 free beers.
If you’re interested in playing for the USA Starz, make sure you fill out the application on their website ASAP.