Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Edmonton Rush acquires Portland's Ryan Powell

Edmonton, AB--Edmonton Rush General Manager/Head Coach announced today that the club has acquired forward Ryan Powell from the Colorado Mammoth in exchange for forward Callum Crawford.
Powell, an eight-year veteran, spent the last four seasons with the Portland LumberJax and was picked up by Orlando Titans in the 2009 NLL Dispersal Draft and then traded to Colorado Mammoth for Matt Danowski. Last season with the Jax, Powell notched 18 goals and 44 assists for 62 points, two shy of his career-best total logged one year earlier. Through 100 career NLL regular-season games, Powell has racked up 119 goals and 207 assists for 326 points along with 442 loose balls.

"Ryan will obviously play a significant role for us particularly as a set-up man with his excellent passing abilities," noted Keenan. "Ryan is also a big-game player as he showed during the Champion's Cup run with Portland two years ago. He will be an exciting complement to the much-improved offensive attack we have in store for the 2010 season."

The 31-year-old Syracuse University product had a career-high for goals in 2007 with 23, while last season's mark of 44 assists was the best of his career. The six-foot-one, 205 pounder had a pair of seven-point games last season with Portland. Powell had an outstanding playoff campaign with the Jax in '08, finishing second in scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists in just three games.

Before joining Portland, Powell spent one season with Anaheim and three with Buffalo.

In his lone season with the Rush, Crawford registered 19 goals and 22 assists for 41 points in 13 games.

The Rush opens the regular season on the road against the Washington Stealth on January 15 and the next day against the Colorado Mammoth at Pepsi Center on Saturday, January 16. The Rush opens the home regular season on Saturday, January 23 against the Buffalo Bandits at Rexall Place. Training Camp opens this weekend, December 5 at Leduc Recreation Centre.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oregon Lacrosse Signs Nine Recruits for 2010-2011

University of Oregon head women's lacrosse coach Jen Larsen has signed nine prep athletes to National Letters of Intent. The future Ducks will formally join the program for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Maryland continues to be a recruiting hotbed for UO with four of the players hailing from the Old Line state. California is represented by a pair of Triple Threat LAX club players, and Larsen and her staff also tapped into Colorado, New Jersey and Ohio.

The Ducks begin the sixth season in program history on February 13, 2010 at Jacksonville (FL). Oregon's first home game is slated for February 21 vs. St. Bonaventure at Pape Field.

Kelsi Anderson • A/M • Littleton, CO • Mullen HS • Team 180
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado ... A four-year letterwinner in Lacrosse for the Mustangs ... As a freshman was voted Most Improved Player by her teammates ... Selected to Team Colorado in 2007 ... In 2008, was selected to the all-Centennial League second team ... Top goal scorer on the team as a sophomore ... As a junior made the all-Centennial League first team ... Attack award in 2009 ... National team nomination ... Fifth-leading scorer in the state ... Plays club Lacrosse for Team 180 ... Academic accolades include: Spanish honors award (2007).

Jessica Esteban • A/M • Alamo, CA • San Ramon Valley HS • Triple Threat LAX
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Calif ... As a sophomore, led the team with 60 goals and 15 assists ... San Ramon Valley HS Most Valuable Player for 2008 ... First-team all-East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) as an attacker her sophomore year ... In 2009, led the Wolves with 82 goals and 29 assists ... Named team MVP for the second consecutive year as a junior ... Second-team all-EBAL as an attacker under head coach Mark Elliott ... 2009 SandStorm all-Tournament team ... Plays club Lacrosse for Triple Threat LAX ... Academic accolades include: NCS distinguished scholastic team (2007, '08, &'09), 4.0 GPA in Spring of '09.

Caroline Federighi • GK • Pleasanton, CA • Amador Valley HS • Triple Threat LAX
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif ... Helped the Dons reach the semifinals of the North Coast Section (NCS) for the third consecutive year in 2009 ... Started in all 21 games as a junior, recording a save percentage of 61%...Named to the all-East Bay girls lacrosse team by the Contra Costa Times ... East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) MVP ... Team MVP ... 2009 US Lacrosse first-team All-American ... US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... During her sophomore season helped Amador Valley HS capture the NCS Championship, going undefeated through EBAL play ... Tallied a 66% goals saved percentage ... Competed in the US Lacrosse women's division national tournament in Baltimore, MD ... Academic accolades include: NCA Scholar Athlete Award ('07, '08, & '09), AVHS Principals List for a 4.0 GPA ('07, '08, & '09), California Scholarship Foundation member ('07, '08, & '09)...Plays for Triple Threat LAX, which claimed championships in both the Galaxy Sr. Division and SandStorm tournament ... In 2008, helped her club team take second place in Mid-Atlantic Sr. Division, and win the SandStorm and Surfside championships

Samantha Kiser • M • Severna Park, MD • Severna Park HS • SPlax 2010
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Saverna Park High School in Saverna Park, Maryland ... A three-sport standout in high school lettering in lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track ... As a sophomore in 2008 helped lead the Falcons to an undefeated season en route to becoming Class 4A county, regional and state champions ... National School Girls Team 4 (out of 8) ... In 2009, Samantha and Saverna Park HS repeated as 4A regional and state champions ... Academic All-American as a junior ... National School Girls Team 1 (out of 4) ... Honor roll athlete ('07, '08 & '09) ... Helped the Falcons become the 4A regional and state champions in field hockey in 2008 ... All-county honorable mention ... As a junior lead SPHS to a repeat as 4A regional and state champions ... Second-team all-county as a junior ... In the 2009-2010 season, the Falcons became the 4A state champions for a third time in as many years ... Lead the way accumulating first-team all-county nomination ... Competed on the varsity indoor track team as a sophomore and junior ... Plays club Lacrosse for SPlax 2010 ... Academic accolades include: National Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA), SGA Secretary (2008-09).

Erika McCool • M/D • Moorestown, NJ • Moorestown HS • South Jersey Select
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Moorestown High School in Moorestown, NJ ... A three-sport standout for the Quakers lettering in soccer, basketball and lacrosse ... As a junior, helped lead the lacrosse program to a Burlco League title before capping the 28-1 season with a New Jersey state championship ... A four-year letterwinner in soccer helped lead Moorestown to three league titles ... As a sophomore was named to the all-Burlington County League second team and all-South Jersey Group III as a goalkeeper ... South Jersey Group III champions ... Voted most dedicated to the team as a sophomore and junior ... Team captain in 2009 ... First-team all-BCLS goalkeeper ... All-South Jersey goalkeeper ... All-State goalkeeper ... Academic accolades include: High Honor Roll ('07, '08, & '09), member of the Honor and Service Society ... Plays for the South Jersey Select club team.

Shannon Propst • M • Bel Air, MD • Fallston HS • Skywalkers
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Fallston High School in Fallston, Maryland ... Two-sport letterwinner for the Cougars in lacrosse and basketball ... Helped lead Fallston HS to the 2009 regional and state championships under head coach Michael McTeague ... In the 2008-09 season, Shannon helped the Cougars' women's basketball team win the regional and state Championships ... Plays club lacrosse for the Skywalkers ... Academic Accolades include: National Honor Society and Spanish Honors Society.

Nicole Puszcz • M/A • Towson, MD • Maryvale Prep • Rome 2010
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, Maryland ... Four-time varsity letterwinner for the Lions ... Averaged 2.5 points per game as a freshman ... Voted by her teammates the Most Advanced Player in 2007 ... Averaged 2.6 points per game as a sophomore ... Scored a last-minute game-tying goal, leading to a game-winning final overtime goal to crown Maryvale Prep the Winters Mill Invitational champions ... Averaged 3.5 points per game as a junior ... Recognized by her teammates and coaches as the Most Outstanding Midfielder ... Played organized tennis throughout high school for the Baltimore Tennis Patrons Red Team (2007, '08 & '09) ... Plays club Lacrosse for ROME 2010.

Hannah Tack • M/A • Glenelg, MD • Glenelg HS • M&D 2010 Black
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Glenelg High School in Glenelg, Maryland ... Three-sport letterwinner in lacrosse, indoor track and soccer ... Played four years of varsity lacrosse for coach Virginia Kincaid ... Helped lead the Gladiators to a Maryland state championship in 2008 ... Selected for the Mid-Atlantic Team #3 for women's lacrosse divisional tournament as a sophomore ... Played club Lacrosse for six years on the M&D 2010 Black Team ... Won a total of 12 major tournaments, including the Evolution Games and the Vail Shoot-Out in 2009 ... Helped Glenelg HS win the Maryland state championship in Soccer as a sophomore in 2008 ... Ran indoor track throughout high school, training under speed coach Alonzo Ruffin ... Hannah is a black belt in Karate.

Eve Tranchito • M/A • Cleveland Heights, OH • Cleveland Heights HS • Ohio Premier
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio ... A two-sport athlete for the Tigers ... Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse ... Freshman of the Year in 2007 ... Second-team all-Region in 2008 as a sophomore ... First-team all-Region as a junior ... Also was named first-team all-State ... Honorable mention All-American in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity field hockey for the Tigers ... Freshman of the Year in 2006 ... Team MVP as a junior ... Named team captain for both her junior and senior seasons ... Academic accolades include: National Honor Society (NHS) (2009-10), Secretary for NHS (2009-10), Key Club Member ('07, '08, '09, & '10), Key Club President (2009-10), Renaissance Shared Governance Team and Leadership Group, Honor Roll with a 4.41 GPA ... Plays club Lacrosse for Ohio Premier where she was a captain in 2009 ... Named to the Great Lakes National first team in 2009.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

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Oregon split-squads dominate Fall Classic Tournament

The University’s club men’s lacrosse team is eager to prove itself in the coming spring season after faltering in the first round of last year’s national tournament in May.

And that journey to re-establishment began Saturday.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

HS coaching news...

Herb Hincks replaces Doug Foster at Wilson. Dave Sanford returns to Wilsonville as head coach. Marc Torrey replaces Dave Sanford at Westview. Scott Staul is the new coach at Century.

More news as we have it! Looking for a gig... click here

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rhino Winter Try-Outs Coming Up!

Boys Winter Select Tryouts to be Held November 15th. Tryout Registration is NOW OPEN!

Rhino Lacrosse is excited to announce our 2009 Boys Winter Select Tryouts will be on November 15th, 2009!

Rhino will field teams in the following divisions:
1 HS elite team
1 9/10
1 7/8
1 5/6

*These teams will be comprised of the very best lacrosse players in the state. Please note that this tryout is for the Space Needle Shootout ONLY. We will be fielding teams to travel and compete in the Adrenaline Tournaments in January. Details on the Adrenaline trip will be coming soon.

Tryout Date: November 15th, 2009

Where: Mary S. Young State Park in West Linn

Click Here for more info...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Several Oregon Players Amongst Best in the West

Several Oregon HS players are featured on Westside Lax's elite 25 rankings. Check it out at

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

University of Oregon Fall Preview

For Immediate Release – Oregon Lacrosse

Eugene, Or. –The University of Oregon men’s lacrosse team finished last season in Denver with what many of the players have called a “learning experience” for the young team and, after graduating only three starters, Oregon has their sights set on the National Championship Tournament once again.

After a tough week of tryouts, the Ducks have announced their roster for the 2009-2010 season and welcome sixteen new freshman to the team. Coach Joe Kerwin said, “We had a really competitive week of tryouts this year and I’m excited to see what these young guys can do. We had to make some tough decisions but I know that we’ll be putting the strongest team we can out on the field.”

Another new addition to the team is Head Coach Joe Kerwin, who returns to Eugene after a two year hiatus at Notre Dame de Namur. Senior attackman Justin Blackmore said of having Kerwin back, “You can tell that everyone’s really excited about the change just from the first couple weeks of practice. We know Coach Kerwin is going to be a good leader for the program and will take us where we want to go in the future.” Also, Assistant Coach Jon Bongiorno joins the Ducks after being an assistant and head coach at Eugene’s Marist High School for the last four years.

Despite the loss of three impact players from last years’ squad, the Ducks don’t think they will experience much of a drop off because of the depth and talent of the team that looks to replace them. The U of O will especially look to senior captains Justin Blackmore, Brett Whyte, Erik Lyneis, and Mike Gerrard, as well as juniors Nick Johnston, Kevin Clark, and Austin Zilis to lead the team on and off the field throughout the year.

The Ducks will start their fall season with scrimmages with on Saturday, October 24 from 11am- 4pm. Following a week of practice the annual Oregon Lacrosse Alumni Game will be played Friday, October 30 at 7pm under the lights of the University Nex-Turf field. And to finish up Fall Ball, the Ducks will host the annual University of Oregon Fall Classic Saturday, November 7. Teams participating in the Fall Classic include Oregon State, Western Oregon University, Willamette University, and the Portland Lacrosse Club.

Friday, October 16, 2009

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Monday, October 12, 2009

SF Lax Classic

Spent Saturday in SF enjoying the SF Lax Classic, a new fall ball experience featuring Brown and UNC. The event happened at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park which is a GREAT VENUE for lacrosse, too bad the Dragons are history. You can check out some pics from the event at laxpower

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Events this weekend

8th Annual Lions Lacrosse Links Benefit Golf Tournament
Friday, October 9, 2009
14603 S. Stoneridge Drive
Oregon City, OR 97045
Registration deadline October 6.
Cost:$125. Tournament fee includes the following: All green fees, golf cart, snack, 2 drink tickets (use on course or at dinner), tee prizes, dinner, 2 tickets for post tournament raffle.
New at This Years Tournament! A Hole in One contest on all par threes! (Not a raffle!)
You could win the following: A New Car (From Jay Lee’s Nissan), A LCD TV, A full set of Irons (3 through PW), A pair of domestic round trip airline tickets.
Click here for registration form. For any questions please go to

Amos First Raised Memorial Lax
October 10, 2009
Burns High School, Burns, OR
Cost: $100/team
Open 7v7 tournament in Burns honoring the memory of Amos First Raised III. Amos was killed in a car accident last September. Amos, a member of the Burns Paiute Tribe was instrumental in getting lacrosse established in Burns. The Burns Paiute Tribe will also being hosting their annual Pow wow and tribes from throughout the Pacific Northwest, Utah and Nevada will be in attendance. This will be a great cultural experience for all. These games will be played in a spirit of thanks giving and medicine.
For more info contact Richard Roy at, 541-589-1159

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chase Clausen Benefit

Chase Clausen Benefit
A Lacrosse Community Event
October 4 12:30-3:30
Lake Oswego HS
Please join us for a special event that brings our community of lacrosse players, fans, coaches, parents and teams together for a very special cause!

Chase Clausen started playing lacrosse in the 4th grade. He went on to play in high school and became a great player, great kid and great representative of what lacrosse is in Oregon. Chase has lost both of his parents in the last 5 months and we as a lacrosse community want to try and help from a financial standpoint. So many people have asked what they can do and well… here it is.
On October 4th at Lake Oswego High School, Coaches from OES, Southridge, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Portland State University, Central Catholic, BYL, Clackamas, Lakeridge, Lincoln, Hood River, Sunset and many other programs are putting rivalries aside for a day that is all about helping one of our own. A 3 hour packed day of clinic, scrimmage and tons of prizes from some of the greatest teachers in the game. All Proceeds will go to the Chase Clausen Foundation.
Cost $75.00
Please make checks payable to the Chase Clausen Foundation
5577 Kilchurn Avenue Lake Oswego 97035 Phone: 503-869-2356
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Here's some more indoor footage to get you pumped for the weekend!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Indoor Lacrosse Do's and Don'ts

As the Rhino and LaxNW indoor season's kick off this weekend, I thought it be appropriate to remind you what not to do on the floor when you get frustrated. See below... You'll catch an ex-Lumberjack in this fracas...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rose City Lacrosse Club Launches

Rose City Lacrosse Club has launched a new mens masters team for experienced players age 35 and over. The team will play games throughout the year against other masters teams from the NW and hopes to participate in national tournaments in Vail, Hawaii, etc.

More information can be found at

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


2 weekend ago Hood River hosted the Hood River HS Lax Jamboree at Hood River Valley High School . OES, Oregon City, Hood River, Glencoe and a combined team with players from Sheldon and Churchhill participated. Most games were on the stadium field. Two were on the football practice field. Each team played a minimum of 3 games with an hour rest between games. Two teams had to play a back to back game, no rest. The games were 25 minute running time halves with two OHSLA officials on each game.

Teams all had fun with it. Games were competitive and everyone got good playing time. It was a jamboree, so no tournament-style brackets (maybe next year).We don't have all the scores but think OES won all their games – they had 7-4 win over Hood River and 6-3 win over Sheldon/Churchill. Hood River and Sheldon Churchill played an exciting game where Hood River came back from down 5-1 at half to end tied 7-7. Hood River won against Glencoe 10-5, jumping out to a 5-0 lead and hanging on as Glencoe came back in the second half.

There was also a skills competition – fastest and most accurate shots. Good prizes donated from the local lacrosse shop, Shortt Supply = a Warrior EvoTi and Brine Clutch for 1st – Hood River players came in first, no it wasn’t rigged, just turned out that way.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

PICK AND ROLL w/Ryan Powell

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chumash = Summertime Fun

So I'd heard about this for a while but just tried it last week and I have to say it was awesome. What is Chumash you ask? Its a version of lacrosse that is played 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 with one goal in the middle of the field that is six feet tall but only one foot wide.

The game really helps with the fundamentals of dodging and quick feeding and also trains you to deal with unsettled situations, because the whole game is pretty much an unsettled situation.

It also improves your shooting because its pretty darn hard to hit the goal. And, its great cardio.

In the summertime, when a lot of folks are trying to play / practice in small groups this is a great solution. Read more about it here

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Last Lumberjax Post?

Portland Lumberjax Dispersal Draft Results

First Round
1. Edmonton Rush - Brodie Merrill
2. Toronto Rock - Tyler Codron
3. Minnesota Swarm - Scott Stewart
4. Philadelphia Wings - Pete Jacobs
5. Colorado Mammoth - Cory Conway
6. Minnesota Swarm (from Rochester via Point/Wilson trade) - Richard Morgan
7. Washington Stealth - Peter Morgan
8. Boston Blazers - Kevin Leveille
9. Buffalo Bandits - Jamison Koesterer
10. New York Titans - Ryan Powell
11. Calgary Roughnecks - Luke Forget

Second Round
12. Edmonton Rush - Matt Disher
13. Toronto Rock - Joel Weber
14. Minnesota Swarm - Tim Campeau
15. Philadelphia Wings - Matt Flindell
16. Colorado Mammoth - David Morgan
17. Rochester Knighthawks - Dan Stroup
18. Washington Stealth - Brad MacDonald
19. Boston Blazers - Matt Yager
20. Buffalo Bandits - passed
21. New York Titans - Matt Brown
22. Calgary Roughnecks - Dayne Michaud

Third Round
23. Edmonton Rush - Pat Jones
24. Toronto Rock - passed
25. Minnesota Swarm - Bruce Alexander
26. Philadelphia Wings - Derek Malawsky
27. Colorado Mammoth - Dallas Eliuk
28. Rochester Knighthawks - passed
29. Washington Stealth - Derek Lowe

Remaining third round selections passed on

Monday, July 6, 2009

Joe Kerwin Returns as Head Coach at U. of Oregon


Eugene, Or. – After a successful season in which the University of Oregon returned to the MCLA National Championships in Denver, Co., big news came out from the Ducks camp yesterday with the announcement that former Duck Head Coach Joe Kerwin, who took Oregon to the National Championship in 2007, will return to Eugene. Kerwin took the job as head coach of Notre Dame De Namur University in 2008, the year after he not only led the Ducks to the National Championship but also won both the MCLA and PNCLL Coach of the Year awards. Kerwin led NDNU to a 16-6 record over his two seasons with the program.

Co-Head Coaches Andrew Clough and John Wright jointly decided to step down after Kerwin contacted the University of Oregon about a potential comeback citing his desire to return to Eugene and the University. Clough and Wright helped to rebuild the Oregon program in 2008 after a disappointing 2007 season. "I am very proud of our accomplishments this year," Coach Clough said. "Our goal this year was to put Oregon back on the map for premier MCLA lacrosse play. I believe we did just that. I am looking forward to seeing what this young team can do in the future." Coach Kerwin said of his decision to return, "This decision really wasn't about NDNU and their program. Coaching those guys was great and I have a great respect for the program that they have. Basically I just wanted to come back to Eugene because of the city and the love I have for the University."

When asked about the decision to step down, Coach Clough said, "It was an amicable and mutual decision. What we have here is a case where everyone involved was thinking about what is best for the program. I think this is definitely a positive step for the Ducks in that not only do we get a great coach in Coach Kerwin, but he also brings added legitimacy to the program from a NCAA DII school."

Both Coach Wright and Coach Clough have been asked to stay with the team and build on the accomplishments of this past year. Coach Clough is currently considering the opportunity while Coach Wright will travel back to his home state of North Carolina in order to pursue other coaching opportunities. Coach Wright said of the future, "I thought that Coach Kerwin coming back will be another step forward for our program after our accomplishments last year and I'm really looking forward to watching what the Ducks do in the future." The entire Oregon Lacrosse family thanks both Coaches Clough and Wright for their dedication and commitment and wishes them continued success in the future.

Thursday, July 2, 2009 Vanishes

As a big fan of the Jax we've been checking up on the website to look for news about the team. The SJ Stealth website reported on the news of their move and we were hoping to find the same with the Jax. This was not the case today as upon looking at we just got redirected back to

Well at least we have Paul Rabil playing for a team in the NW to root for!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lincoln's Peter Baum in UA Senior All-Star Game

Monday, January 26, 2009 posts NCAA TV listings for 09

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too bad there is sooooo much less NLL on TV this year...


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