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Vero Beach High School girls lacrosse

Vero Beach lacrosse had to fight to play for 4th title
Winning a fourth consecutive state title was enough to give the Vero Beach girls lacrosse team big headlines in 2009, but unfortunately for the Fighting Indians, that was not the only thing drawing in media attention. The Florida High School Athletic Association originally ruled Vero Beach ineligible for the playoffs — after the postseason had already began — and it took two temporary court injunctions to get the Indians back on the field.

Junior varsity lacrosse OK’d by Woodstown-Pilesgrove
The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional Board of Education gave students an early Christmas present this past week when they approved the creation of a new junior varsity lacrosse program. Interested players and the Woodstown Lacrosse Inc. organization have been working with the school board for more than a year to establish a program at the high school.

San Francisco Lacrosse League

Lacrosse storms into Bay Area
Watch out East Coast: San Francisco lacrosse is nipping at your heels. Braden Edwards is a co-founder of the San Francisco Lacrosse League. The University High School lacrosse coach has lost neither his Pennsylvanian accent nor his passion for the sport.  “Lacrosse has been a big part of my life and has helped me get to where I am today,” Edwards said. “I like to afford some of my experiences to the younger generation.”

Maryland’s Katie Schwarzmann is Carrol County Times’ Athlete of the Decade
Schwarzmann was a four-time all-countian in lacrosse, winning two Player of the Year awards and helping the Knights to three state championships en route to becoming the county’s all-time leading scorer. That was — and is — her best sport. She is continuing her career at the University of Maryland.

John Short of the Edmonton Sun includes lacrosse on his list of 2010 resolutions
Keep fingers crossed for the Edmonton Rush and the Edmonton Energy. Lacrosse and basketball have some sort of cult status in these parts, but the cults aren’t large enough. For either organization, or both, to stay healthy, they need breakthroughs to attract fans who haven’t previously cared.

The Duke Lacrosse Case makes the Washington Examiner’s Top 10 Sports Stories of the Decade
When a group of white lacrosse players were accused of raping a black stripper in 2006, the story pushed race and class hot-buttons and instant judgment was passed, costing coach Mike Pressler his job. When the accuser’s story fell through, many were taught a lesson about jumping to conclusions.

NCAA D2 Adams State is looking for a Director of Lacrosse/Head Coach
Adams State College (NCAA Division II) is seeking applications for the position of Director of Lacrosse. The position involves coaching, organizing, directing and administrating the men’s and women’s programs. The successful applicant will serve as head coach for the men’s and women’s programs. Other responsibilities include recruitment, practice/skill development, scheduling, public/community relations, fundraising through summer camps and budget management as well as other duties assigned. A primary emphasis is placed on the ability to recruit and maintain squad sizes as determined by the Director of Athletics.

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