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Grad transfer

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:30 pm
by Old Cage
Grad transfer for the Gorillas and Isenberg. The "Griffs" are Canisius:

Stepinac Lacrosse @StepinacLax . 2m
Congratulations to alum Ryan Sharkey ‘18, who has now joined @UMassMLacrosse for his final year of eligibility.
After a stellar career at @GriffsMLax, earning All-MAAC honors his junior & senior year, Ryan begins his MBA while playing for UMass!

Re: Grad transfer

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:07 pm
by SignMan
Was driving through nearby Devens this week. One of summer's many lax tournaments was going on, finishing @ 1 pm that day. Friend with Devens DPW told me 150
College coaches were there that day.

Re: Grad transfer

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:43 pm
by econalum
The marketing of HS students to be visible to be college lax players is off the hook.

With limited recruiting budgets, most are D3 coaches, no schollys.

Re: Grad transfer

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:32 pm
by SignMan
^ I wouldn't have the current data for that, although one such tournament, I did find a Coaches listing.
I did run into Coach Cannella there for a tournament at least once.

There is a wide range of ages and geographics for these tournaments which run across the summer. N o I don't thing there would be many coaches there for the 8-10 year olds games. I do know that there are tournaments for MA schools, New England, and sometimes teams come in from down south and the Midwest.

Pre-Covid was an extremely busy lax time there, and it is starting to get busy again. Rogers Field, the old Parade grounds, is quite large and can handle at least a dozen games at the same time, maybe more. If needed, Willard Field handles some of the overflow, and the fields near the Parker School can host one.

I miss the dogs I used to go to play with. They are no longer allowed on the fields. The best tournament was when there were five Vizslas there at the same time. I called my wife and told her to hurry over to come play with them. (she did)... We thought we must have been at a Vizla breeder and a bunch of lax games broke out.

Re: Grad transfer

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:08 am
by econalum
I coached and officiated at some MBYLL games around 2009 or so - huge fields. The timing was so tight we had to run a siren to start and end games, and not allow each game ref to keep time.

Re: Grad transfer

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2022 3:27 pm
by UMass'96
My son is starting his HS junior year as a mid-fielder and we literally play lacrosse year round. Likely, we were at the Devens tournament. Fall schedule tournaments start end of this month. Showcases this month and next. Try-outs for travel team to go to Orlando in December... it's non-stop. We played at a UMass tourney this summer as well... that was cool to show him Garber.

Not to mention, skills training in the fall and winter. Individual session work-outs over the summer in addition to summer tournaments and camps. we must drop upwards of $5+k a year just to have him remain competitive...