Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:
1. Roseburg, a small timber town on the western slope of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, has become the unlikely home of a passionate lacrosse community—one that has benefited from the vision of a couple of East Coast transplants and resources provided by US Lacrosse.
2. Denise Wescott, the former Monmouth, Mount St. Mary’s and Delaware women’s lacrosse coach who will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a truly great contributor in September, is headed to the West Coast to become an assistant at Cal. Wescott boasts more than 30 years of coaching experience both domestically and internationally, having also led the German national team for several years.
3. NCAA Research has released findings related to sport specialization in recent days, and lacrosse actually grades favorably compared to other sports.
4. The 29th-annual Lake Placid Summit Classic continued Tuesday with plenty of action in the boys’ and girls’ scholastic divisions. Champions will be crowned today.
West Genesee (N.Y.) High School has hired Shaun Smith to succeed legendary boys’ lacrosse coach Mike Messere.
Ohio State’s Jack Jasinski will voyage to Puerto Rico from Aug. 3-9 for a service-learning experience.
Nick Tintle’s wayward lacrosse journey now has him positioned as one of MLL’s top defensive midfielders for the Denver Outlaws.
Former Syracuse and current Boston Storm goalie Liz Hogan challenges the notion of tradition in women’s lacrosse.
Trevor Baptiste just keeps hoisting hardware.
How to beat the heat during the summer lacrosse season.
The red-hot Atlanta Blaze can cement an unlikely turnaround to the season by clinching their first playoff berth with a win over the Denver Outlaws. Phil Shore examines what has made this season special, including the legacy of the late Dave Huntley.
We’ll have more from the July/August issue of US Lacrosse Magazine.
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