Saturday, August 25, 2012

Joe Lang to Harvard

Joe Lang

Joe Lang, SI's rising Junior Attack has committed to the admissions process at Harvard. The flashy lefty – and younger brother of Cornell All-American Roy Lang – also wrestled with offers from Princeton and Duke.

Joe had a wonderful summer on the recruiting circuit. Playing for the Alcatraz Outlaws, he made the All-Star teams at both the Gait Cup and King of the Hill.

I've had the good fortune to watch Joe play most of his regular season games since he was in 6th grade. It was evident then that he was destined to become a special player. He was a key member of the Attack line this past season at St. Ignatius, which line Coach Chris Packard has called "the most productive Attack line in SI history."

And so the NorCal pipeline to the Ivy League continues. There are seven lacrosse playing schools in the Ancient Eight (only Columbia does not field a men's team) and each of the Ivies has at least one NorCal guy on the squad or committed and on the way!

Congratulations, Joe!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chris Hill to USNA

Chris Hill, Marin Catholic's nifty offensive laxer, has committed to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was a first team all-league selection at Middie in the MCAL this past Spring, though he does play some Attack as well. Congrats to Chris on his commitment and, as always, thanks to Chris and all those who put themselves in harm's way to protect our country.

Here's a short vid of Chris in action:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jerome Rigor commits to DI Sacred Heart

Jerome Rigor, Foothill's multi-faceted Attack – and US Lacrosse Junior year All-American – has committed to NCAA DI Sacred Heart. He's been on every NorCal Lacrosse fans "watch list" since 7th grade. Congrats to Jerome!

From Inside Lacrosse:
Jerome Rigor, A, Foothill (Calif.) has verbally committed to Sacred Heart. An All-American from Northern Cali, the team captain tallied 61 goals and 51 assists this spring. In the summer, he played in events with the Alcatraz Outlaws, West Coast Starz and NorCal Braves, turning in All-Star performances at King of the Hill and Gait Cup.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Matt McGloin commits to Mount St. Mary's

Rising Senior, Matt McGloin, who was 1st team WCAL All-League this past Spring, recently committed to NCAA DI Mount St. Mary's. Inside Lacrosse reports the following:

Matt McGloin, A, J. Serra Catholic (Calif.) has verbally committed to Mount St. Mary's. The 6-2 attackman played for the Golden State Titans, and the Norcal Braves in the past year, and attended Peak 200, and the Sonoma Showcase. McGloin also played at the Sonoma Shootout, Chicago Cup, and Gait Cup (all-star honors). He is a four year starter, posting 66 goals and 54 assists this year and received first-team all-league. McGloin strongly considered St. Johns, Hobart, and Salisbury.

Joe Reid to Denver

Casa Grande's All-American midfielder has committed to Denver. Inside Lacrosse reports the following information:

Joe Reid, M, Casa Grande (Calif.) has verbally committed to Denver. The 6-1, 185-pound midfielder led his team in scoring with 48 goals, 16 assists and 64 points. He participated in Jake Reed's Blue Chip Camp and made the all-star team at King of the Hill and Gait Cup with the Alcatraz Outlaws as well as the Sonoma Shootout with the Golden State Titans. Also plays basketball. Reid strongly considered North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sean Mayle commits to Denver

Sean Mayle, 2014, Sacred Heart Prep's fine midfielder has committed to Denver, according to Inside Lacrosse:

Sean Mayle

From Inside Lacrosse:

Sean Mayle, M, Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) has verbally committed toDenver. Mayle, a 6-1, 180-pound midfielder has been a varsity starter and all-league selection since freshman year. He attended the Jake Reed's Blue Chip Camp juniors this summer. He also played for the Alcatraz Outlaws and the Golden State Titans, participating at King of the Hill, Gait Cup, Brine Shootout Session 1, and the NSCLA 2014 Young Guns. Other schools strongly considered were Georgetown, Loyola and Maryland.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Vitality Lacrosse videos: Battle of the Bay

A frame from the Party Down vs NorCal Braves Championship Game

Plenty of videos to watch of Vitality's Battle of the Bay. See you favorite local team in action at the following URL:

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

2012 NorCal Talon videos

PTown Dad alerted me to a number of vids he took of NorCal Talon at the National U15 Championships. They're worth watching! Here's a URL into YouTube where you can see a bunch of NorCal Talon vids.

Thank you, Sir!