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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