Monday, January 28, 2013

Movin' On

With apologies to Lewis Carroll:

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and college lax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

After a decade of posting about, watching, and talking about Northern California lacrosse,  I have reason to spend the next four lax seasons on the East coast – watching college games in all three NCAA Divisions. Most of the players I knew in Youth and High School lacrosse, in indoor leagues and on summer travel teams have moved on. Literally dozens of them have made the cross-country trip East. My Son is just one of them. I've never seen an Amherst vs Williams game, a North Carolina vs Duke game, or a Harvard vs Yale game! So, for the next four years, that's where you can find me from mid-February to Memorial Day.

Oh, I'll write here every so often – maybe once every month or two – and even then, it'll be about the college game. But, I'll still be watching the game I love and watching all the NorCal guys I've known over the years as they make their mark on the college game.

So, to all those who read this blog and to those who continue to read the NorCalLaxForum, where I was lucky enough to find games enough, or teams enough, or players enough to write 3,470 posts – I want to say, "Thanks for the memories!"

P.S. There may be a couple of you who wonder what my connection to NorCal Lacrosse is:

Here's my boy in the Blue and White of Lamorinda and the Blue and White of Yale.
He's 8 years old in the top picture and 18 years old in the bottom, where he's on the left.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Inside Lacrosse player write-ups at Adrenaline Challenge

Adrenaline Challenge Recruiting Round-up

Inside Lacrosse has a nice recruiting round-up from the Adrenaline Challenge. You can read it here. It features comments on a number of NorCal guys, including:

Mikie Schlosser M Davis HS/Michigan
Joe Reid Casa M Grande HS/Denver
Jack McCormick A De La Salle HS/Dartmouth
Josh Wellman M/FO Oak Ridge HS/Penn State
Niko Souza LSM San Ramon Valley HS/Furman
Austin Appleton G Sacred Heart Prep
Matt Emery M St. Ignatius/Virginia

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Adrenaline Challenge All-Star teams released

All-Star teams, comprised of players selected by their coaches, were released by Adrenaline. As has been the case in past years, already committed players did not participate in the All-Star games, thus giving college coaches their best opportunity to see players who were still considering colleges. Here is the 2013-2014 list of All-Stars:

and here is the list of 2015-2016 All-Stars:

NorCal's ADVNC wins 2013 Adrenaline Challenge

Adrenaline Challenge Elite victors, ADVNC

NorCal's ADVNC team won the Adrenaline Challenge this past weekend, defeating Lax Dawgs Brown in the Championship game of the Elite Division. They prevailed, 11-5. You can read a write-up by Inside Lacrosse here.