Category Archives: Lacrosse

Sports schedule for: May 23-28

 ATHLETIC EVENTS SCHEDULE: MAY 23 – MAY 28
MONDAYMAY 23 
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
9:00am Boys Varsity Golf MatchGoodrich Golf Course
4:30pm / 4:30pm Baseball vs. St. AnthonyHOME
TUESDAYMAY 24
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
4:00pm2:15pm / 7:00pmTrack and Field Conference PrelimsHarding High School
4:00pm Softball vs. Holy AngelsLincoln Field
4:30pm JV Baseball vs. Como ParkHOME
5:30pm / 7:00pm Girls Lacrosse vs. St. Croix PrepSt. Croix Prep Academy
5:30pm / 7:00pm Boys Lacrosse vs. HopkinsCentral High School
WEDNESDAYMAY 25
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
9:00am Girls Varsity Golf MatchOneka Ridge GC
4:15pm / 4:15pm 4:15pm Baseball vs. Two RiversTwo Rivers High School
4:30pm Girls Lacrosse vs. CooperCentral High School
THURSDAYMAY 26
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
4:00pm2:15pm / 7:45pmTrack and Field Conference FinalsHarding High School
4:30pm Softball SectionsTBD
FRIDAYMAY 27
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
5:45pm / 7:30pm Boys Lacrosse vs. RosemountRosemount High School
SATURDAYMAY 28
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
    

Sports schedule for: Apr 25-30

  ATHLETIC EVENTS SCHEDULE: APRIL 25TH – APRIL 30TH
MONDAYAPRIL 25TH 
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
4:00pm / 4:00pmV: 3:15pm / 5:30pmTennis vs. HumboldtV: Humboldt High School JV: HOME
4:00pm Badminton vs. CentralHOME
4:30pm / 4:30pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs. JohnsonV: HOME JV: Phalen Fields
4:00pm2:45pmSoftball vs. HardingHarding High School
TUESDAYAPRIL 26TH
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
4:00pm2:45pm / 5:30pmBadminton vs. Edina and BurnsvilleBurnsville High School
5:00pm / 6:30pm Girls Lacrosse vs. Columbia HeightsCentral High School
WEDNESDAYAPRIL 27TH
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
1:00pm Boys Varsity Golf TournamentComo Golf Course
1:30pm12:00pm / 5:00pmGirls Varsity Golf 9-Hole TournamentOneka GC
3:30pm Boys JV Golf MatchHighland Nine
4:00pm / 4:00pmV: 3:15pm / 5:30pmTennis vs. JohnsonV: Eastview Park JV: HOME
4:00pm Boys / Girls Track and Field Meet vs.  Como / East Ridge / HardingHOME
4:30pm Softball vs. MPLS WashburnHOME
4:30pm / 4:30pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs. JohnsonV: Arlington and Arkwright JV: HOME
5:30pm / 7:00pm Boys Lacrosse vs. BlakeCentral High School
THURSDAYAPRIL 28TH
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
1:00pm Boys Varsity Golf 9-Hole TournamentPhalen Golf Course
3:30pm Girls JV Golf MatchCedarholm Golf Course
4:00pm Badminton vs. Eden PrairieHOME
4:30pm / 4:30pm  Varsity/C Baseball vs. KennedyV: HOME C: Kennedy High School
5:30pm Girls JV Lacrosse vs.  Southwest ChristianSouthwest Christian
FRIDAYAPRIL 29TH
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
4:00pm Badminton vs. Como ParkHOME
3:30pm / 3:30pmV: 3:15pm / 5:30pmTennis vs. Cretin-Derham HallV: CDH JV: HOME
4:30pm / 4:30pm 4:30pm Baseball vs. Harding  V/C: HOME JV: Harding High School
5:30pm / 7:00pm Boys Lacrosse vs. DenfeldCentral High School
6:30pm5:00pm / 8:00pmSoftball vs. DeLaSalleJane Sage Cowles Stadium
SATURDAYAPRIL 30TH
TIMEBUS TIMESEVENTLOCATION
10:30am / 12:30pm9:30am / 3:30pmTennis Triangular vs. Park and Two RiversPark High School
10:00am / 12:00pm Softball Tournament vs. St. Agnes and MPLS SouthwestHOME
11:00am / 11:00am 1:00pm Baseball vs. SimleySimley High School
12:00pm / 1:30pm Girls Lacrosse vs. Duluth EastDuluth East High School

The face off position in lacrosse

By: Jimmy Somerville

Image taken from: https://www.ncaa.com/news/lacrosse-men/article/2016-08-15/college-lacrosse-tweak-recommended-mens-faceoffs

I’m here to tell you about the sport of lacrosse; specifically, the face off in lacrosse.

The face off is basically a battle for possession of the ball, where you and your opponent line up at the midline, and place your sticks on the line. The ball is then placed in between the heads of your sticks (the head is the part of your stick where you catch and throw so the end of it).

Once the ball is set, the ref gives the cadence of “down, set, whistle.” On the whistle, you and your opponent, as quickly as possible, attempt to clamp the ball – this means to push your stick (more specifically, the head of your stick) over the ball as fast as you can.

If you get the clamp, you then pop the ball out of your stick into your stick again. If you are able to do that successfully, that means you won the face off and you got possession of the ball for you and your team.

The face off happens at the beginning of every quarter, and after every goal, so it happens quite often.

Possession in lacrosse is relatively hard to get, so the face off is very important, as having possession leads to scoring goals.

I take the face offs for my lacrosse team and I FOGO (face off get off), which means that after the face off, I get off the field.

I enjoy these competitive 1 vs. 1s for the ball, as it’s a test of quickness, hand speed, athleticism and determination.

A FOGO is nowadays almost always a position on high school lacrosse teams, college lacrosse teams and pro teams. It is a very unique and interesting position that is also very fun and competitive. I hope to earn a scholarship for lacrosse being a FOGO.

Here are two pictures of me taking a face off (I have the orange helmet):

My experience at a D1 recruitment camp

Image taken from: https://www.facebook.com/hpumenslacrosse/

A big aspect of being a part of competitive sports is hopefully playing at the next level after high school: college.

I am one of the many people that play sports that want to play in college, in particular the sport of lacrosse. I play on a club team whose purpose is to expose us to a higher level of play and to colleges. This summer I played lacrosse with my club team in Utah, Colorado, and Milwaukee. All of these trips were meant to expose us to college recruits. 

After this summer, I began to get many emails from colleges from all over the United States. Most of them are just advertising and nothing personal but I did get a few personal emails directly from coaches. They asked me to come visit their campus and participate in their recruitment camps.

The process of choosing which college to visit involves studying the level of play, coaching, academics, location, and interest. I narrowed down these emails to a college in North Carolina called High Point University. They were holding a recruitment camp at their campus, so my dad and I flew there to see what it was about.

This was my first time ever visiting a college for sports, so I was pretty anxious. When we arrived at the field for the first day out of the 3-day camp, there was upwards of 250 kids there, way way more than I expected. There where kids from all over the country and all levels of play. We all were spoken to by the coaches as a group and they explained their expectations of intensity, effort, and discipline. This is a Division 1 program so it was very serious. 

We got split up into 20 player teams and through the weekend we worked with each other and scrimmaged against other teams. All over the field there were coaches from other colleges watching us play. This can create a lot of pressure. 

After we’d play and practice, they gave us tours of the locker rooms, campus, and dorms. There were also motivational speakers that talked to us about staying healthy and being in good mental and physical shape in order to play at a Division 1 level. 

Overall, this was a very good experience and helped me know and understand what is expected in the next level of play and also exposed me to my competition to get there. I learned a lot about myself and what I need to do to get better and was also a great confidence booster knowing I could compete at the highest level of college sports. I plan on doing a few more of these with different colleges to help myself decide what I want to do and be ready to start my life as an adult. 

Sports schedule for: May 20-26

MONDAY DATE:   5/20/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
TBD   Softball: Varsity Twin Cities Game @Minneapolis Site  
8:30 am   Golf: Boys Varsity Conference Tournament @Highland National GC  
 4:30 pm   Baseball: Varsity Game

(JV Cancelled)

 Vs. River Falls @Highland  
         
         
TUESDAY DATE:   5/21/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
  TBD   Baseball: C-Squad Twin Cities Game  TBA  
1:00 pm   Golf: Boys Varsity Conference Tournament @Highland National GC  
4:00 pm 2:30 pm Track & Field: Boys/Girls Varsity Conference Prelims @Harding 6:30 pm
6:00 pm   Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game Vs. Hill-Murray @Como Park  
4:00 pm   Softball: Section Game Vs. Visitation @Highland  
         
         
WEDNESDAY DATE:   5/22/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 9:00 am   Golf: Girls Varsity Conference Tournament  @Phalen Golf Course  
4:15 pm 2:45 pm Baseball: C-Squad, JV/Varsity @Henry Sibley 6:00 pm
         
         
THURSDAY DATE:     5/23/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
3:00 pm 1:30 pm Track & Field Girls/Boys Varsity Conference Finals @Harding 6:30 pm
         
         
FRIDAY DATE:    5/24/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
4:15 pm  2:30 pm Track & Field: Girls/Boys JV/Varsity Meet @Harding 6:30 pm
6:00 pm 1:00 pm Lacrosse: Girls Varsity Game Vs. Grand Rapids @Dixon-Barle Field 7:45 pm
7:00 pm 4:45 pm Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game Vs. SPA/Minnehaha @St. Croix Lutheran 8:00 pm
         
         
SATURDAY DATE:    5/25/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
         
         
SUNDAY DATE:    5/26/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
         
         

 

Sports schedule for: May 6-11

MONDAY DATE:   5/6/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
2:45 pm   Golf: Girls Varsity Match  Vs. Humboldt @ Highland National GC  
 2:45 pm   Golf: Boys JV Match  @ Highland Park Nine Hole GC  
3:30 pm   Tennis: Boys JV Match Vs. Minnehaha Academy @ Highland Park High School  
3:30 pm 5:00 pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match Vs. Minnehaha Academy @ Minnehaha Academy 5:00 pm
4:00 pm 2:15 pm Softball: JV/Varsity Game Vs. Central @ Dunning Field 5:30 pm
 4:30 pm    Baseball: C-Squad/Varsity  Vs. Washington Technology Magnet @ Highland Park  
7:00 pm 5:30 pm Lacrosse: Girls Varsity Game St. Paul Bobcats vs. St. Croix Prep @ St. Croix Prep 6:45 pm
5:30 pm   Adapted Softball – PI: Varsity Game St. Paul Hawks vs. Dakota United @ Apple Valley High School  
TUESDAY DATE:   5/7/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
  2:45 pm   Golf: Girls JV Match @ Cedarholm Golf Course  
2:45 pm   Golf: Girls Varsity Vs. Como Park @ Highland  
2:45 pm   Golf: Boys Varsity Match Vs. Como Park @ Como Golf Course  
3:15 pm 1:15 pm Track & Field: Boys Varsity Meet @ St. Croix Lutheran 7:00 pm
3:15 pm 1:15 pm Track & Field: Girls Varsity True Team Meet @ St. Croix Lutheran 7:00 pm
4:30 pm 3:00 pm Baseball: C-Squad/Varsity Game Vs. Johnson @ Johnson 6:00 pm
4:30 pm   Baseball: JV Game Vs. Johnson @ Highland Park  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   5/8/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 2:45 pm   Golf: Girls Varsity Match Vs. Harding @ Cedarholm  
2:45 pm   Golf: Boys JV Match @ Highland Park Nine Hole GC  
4:00 pm 3:15 pm Badminton:  Girls Varsity Conference Tournament @ Central  
4:00 pm 3:00 pm Badminton: Girls JV Conference Tournament @ Humboldt  
4:00 pm   Softball: Varsity Game/JV vs. C-Squad Game  Vs. Washington Technology Magnet @ Highland Park  
4:30 pm   Adapted Softball – PI: Varsity Game Rochester Raiders vs. St. Paul Hawks @ Humboldt High School  
4:30 pm   Baseball: C-Squad/Varsity Game Vs. Johnson @ Highland Park  
5:00 pm 3:00 pm Baseball: JV Game Vs. Johnson @ Johnson 5:30 pm
5:30 pm   Softball: JV vs. C-Squad Game Vs. Washington Technology Magnet @ Highland Park  
5:30 pm   Softball: Varsity Game Vs. Washington Technology Magnet @ Highland Park  
THURSDAY DATE:     5/9/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
2:45 pm   Golf: Girls JV Match @ Cedarholm  
2:45 pm   Golf: Boys Varsity Match Vs. Central @ Highland National GC  
4:00 pm 3:15 pm Badminton: Girls Varsity Conference Tournament @ Central  
4:00 pm 3:00 pm Badminton: Girls JV Conference Tournament @ Humboldt  
4:00 pm 2:30 pm Softball: Varsity Game/JV vs. C-Squad Game Vs. Johnson @ Phalen Recreation Center 5:30 pm
4:00 pm 2:45 pm Track & Field: Girls/Boys Varsity JV Meet @ Harding 6:30 pm
FRIDAY DATE:    5/10/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
6:00 pm  4:15 pm Lacrosse: Girls Varsity Game Vs. Columbia Heights @ Columbia Heights 7:45 pm
2:30 pm 2:10 pm Adaptive Bowling @ Sunray Lanes 4:00 pm
SATURDAY DATE:    5/11/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 10:00 am  10:15 pm  Softball: JV/Varsity Triangular Minneapolis Washburn vs. De LaSalle @ Bryn Mawr Park  3:45 pm