High-SchoolLacrosse: Under Armour

Tom's Top 20: Baltimore UA tryouts

June, 8, 2012
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CATONSVILLE, Md. -- With many states around the country done or finishing high school lacrosse for 2012, the Under Armour tryouts have started looking for the next generation of talent at various locations around the nation.

On June 8 the tryouts were at the Community College of Baltimore County here looking to fill the Baltimore underclassmen team. I've selected the top 20 players to watch from the tryout.

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Under Armour announces 2012 All-Americans

May, 17, 2012
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Under ArmourJimmy Hurlburt/ESPNHSThe Under Armour All-American games will take place June 30, 2012 at Towson University.
Under Armour has unveiled the 94 athletes selected to the 2012 Under Armour All-American game, which will be played at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University in Towson, Md., on June 30.

Among the 94 players selected, 37 girls are in the ESPN 100 while 28 boys are in the ESPN 100. Twelve states are represented with New York (26) and Maryland (21) leading the way.

The girls’ All-American game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 8 p.m. The boys' game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 8 p.m.

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Hudson (Ohio) goalie to Robert Morris

May, 15, 2012
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Tyler ZickelJimmy Hurlburt/ESPNHSTyler Zickel will play college lacrosse for Robert Morris.
Hudson (Ohio) junior goalie Tyler Zickel has verbally committed to play men's lacrosse for Robert Morris.

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Tyler ButlerMark ButlerTyler Butler has the skill set to play long stick midfield or defense.
The third annual Warrior 40 competition is Aug. 13-15 in Commerce City, Colo. The three-day event hosts the nation's best high school boys lacrosse players.

Each week until the final roster is announced, ESPNHS will profile four athletes from our Warrior 40 Tracker.

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Around the Crease: Jan. 31, 2012

January, 31, 2012
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Boys Latin, Bob ShriverDonald Obrecht/ESPNHSBoys' Latin (Baltimore, Md.) coach Bob Shriver is 438-128 in 32 years.
ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.

Record Setters

Our 2012 Season Previews have not started yet, but it is not too early to take a look at some coaches who could be reaching milestones this season.

Mike Messere should win his 750th career game this season. The West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.) coach currently has 740 career wins and has been coaching since 1969.

Boys’ Latin (Baltimore, Md.) coach Bob Shriver looks to win his 450 career game. He is 438-128 in 32 years.

Brad Touma from Charlotte Country Day (Charlotte, N.C.) will try to win his 400th game this season. His current record is 385-109.

St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) coach Terry Crowley needs 14 wins to reach 300.

Jay Watts, Westminster (Atlanta, Ga.) girls' coach, is 16 wins away from his 250 career victory.

Ben Mrva, Hutchison (Memphis, Tenn.) girls' coach needs 12 wins to get his 100th career victory.

Steve Finnell from Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.) is 13 wins shy of 100.

Fort Mill (Fort Mill, S.C.) boys coach Jim Van Blarcom looks for his 50th career victory. His current record is 42-14.

ESPNHS will update as we discover more coaching milestones for the upcoming season. To submit coaching information, please have a head coach or assistant coach fill out our 2012 Season Preview form.

News And Notes

The 2012 high school season is just three weeks away from starting, but Florida got interesting this week with the return of the all-time leader in wins returning to the sideline.

ESPN 760 reported that Jeff Goldberg, who won 380 games and 14 state championships with St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton, Fla.) joined the coaching staff at St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). Aquinas head coach Terry Crowley is No. 2 on Florida’s win list with 286.

Last week ESPNHS highlighted the Champion Challenge in which former ESPNHS No. 2 goalie Bridget Bianco was expected to see her first college action.

Bianco recorded nine saves in her college debut, an 18-1 loss to the US Women's National Team. The event was held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, Jan. 27-29, 2012

What You Might Have Missed

Top Story: Having been the first team selected for the 2012 Under Armour Underclass All-Star Lacrosse Tournament, the West team has gained a number of views and is the most viewed story on ESPNHS for the second straight week.

The roster features 15 players from California, five from Colorado, two from Nevada and one each from Arizona and Washington.

The remainder of tryouts will be held starting in June, beginning June 2 with the South. For a complete listing of 2012 tryouts you can visit the Under Armour site here.

Top Boys’ Commitment: One advantage of our 2012 Season Preview form is picking up commitments that we were not aware of before. That is what happened when we received our information for Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.) junior Peyton Klawinski, who was selected as the No. 50 junior. The midfielder has chosen North Carolina.

Top Girls’ Commitment: Another Top 50 Junior has chosen her college destination. The No. 14 player in the ESPNHS Top 50 Junior list, Linda Attanasio from Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.), has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Dartmouth.

Looking Ahead

As ESPNHS gets ready to launch its 2012 Season Previews on Feb. 7 we spend this week discussing what it takes to get ranked in the POWERADE FAB 50 (Feb. 1) and what to expect during our previews (Feb. 3).

A complete look at what lies ahead can be found on our 2012 Season Preview Central home page.

Around the Crease: Jan. 24, 2012

January, 24, 2012
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Caroline Peters, Good CounselCourtesy Peters Family/ESPNHSCaroline Peters from Good Counsel (Md.) will play for the Ireland Women's National Team in 2012.
ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.

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Tower Hill (Del.) junior to Vermont

January, 23, 2012
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PhillyLacrosse.com is reporting that Tower Hill (Wilmington, Del.) junior defender Meghan Cobb has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for the University of Vermont.

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Bishops Rancho (Calif.) junior to Dartmouth

January, 19, 2012
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Bishops Rancho (Santa Fe, Calif.) junior Christian Guinchard has verbally committed to enter the admissions process and play men's lacrosse for Dartmouth.

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Under ArmourJimmy Hurlburt/ESPNHSThe Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic will take place June 30, 2012 at Towson University.
Under Armour has announced the roster for the West boys’ team that will participate in the 2012 Under Armour Underclass All-Star Lacrosse Tournament.

The roster features 15 players from California, five from Colorado, two from Nevada and one each from Arizona and Washington.

“This was an especially strong tryout this year,” Head Coach Alex Cade said. “It was a very tough process and ultimately we could only choose 24 of the incredibly talented players at this tryout. As coaches I know we are very excited about the group of young men that were put together. We hope that the mixture of athleticism, skill and leadership will serve us well this summer.”

The Under Armour Underclassmen tournament features girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, Washington, D.C., New England, Midwest, South and West and consists of players from the graduating classes of 2013-15.

The event will take place June 29 to July 1 at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University in Maryland. Over the three days, the teams will battle in a 10-team pool play tournament. The weekend is capped off on July 1 at 3:30 p.m. where the winner of each pool will face off for the championship.

West Roster
Key: Name, graduation year, high school, hometown, position

Lucas Gradinger, 2013, Torrey Pines (Del Mar, Calif.), attack
Wily Osborn, 2013, Menlo (Atherton, Calif.), attack
Wilkins Dismuke, 2013, Rock Canyon (Lone Tree, Colo.), attack
Dalton Sierra, 2013, Columbine (Littleton, Colo.), attack
Peter Aplet, 2013, Wheat Ridge (Wheat Ridge, Colo.), attack
Jacob Gonzales, 2013, Columbine (Littleton, Colo.), attack
Chris Carter, 2013, Torrey Pines (Del Mar, Calif.), defense
Kevin Fahey, 2013, Coronado (Coronado, Calif.), defense
Jack McGovern, 2013, St. Ignatius (San Francisco), defense
Chris Groel, 2013, Palisades Charter (Pacific Palisades, Calif.), defense
Kyle Mummau, 2013, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.), defense
Christian Guinchard, 2013, Bishops Rancho (Santa Fe, Calif.), defense /LSM
Charlie Ford, 2013, St. Ignatius (San Francisco), defense /LSM
Trent Schulte, 2014, Coronado (Coronado, Calif.), defense/LSM/FO
Russell Bartle, 2013, Highland (Gilbert, Ariz.), goalie
Cyrus Scott, 2014, St. Ignatius (San Francisco), goalie
Justin Anderson, 2014, Centennial (Las Vegas), midfield
Spencer Evans, 2013, St. Ignatius (San Francisco), midfield
Kieran Eissler, 2013, Coronado (Henderson, Nev.), midfield
Matt Emery, 2013, St. Ignatius (San Francisco), midfield
Colin Macilvennie, 2014, Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.), midfield
Mikie Schlosser, 2013, Davis (Davis, Calif.), midfield
Jake Seau, 2014, Bishops (San Diego), midfield
Jack Stebbins, 2013, Columbine (Littleton, Colo.), midfield /FO

Maryvale Prep (Md.) junior to Johns Hopkins

December, 23, 2011
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Caroline Federico, a junior goalie from Maryvale Prep (Baltimore, Md.), has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Johns Hopkins.

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Under Armour All-American date announced

December, 2, 2011
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Under ArmourJimmy Hurlburt/ESPNHSThe Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic will take place June 30, 2012 at Towson University.
Baltimore, Md. – Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic will take place on Saturday, June 30 2012 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.

88 of the nation’s top boys and girls high school seniors will earn the sport’s most prestigious honor and highlight a full weekend of events with the All-America boys senior showcase live on ESPNU Saturday evening at 8 p.m. The girls will face off at 5 p.m.

In addition to the All-American games, the weekend will once again include a ten-region underclassmen event with boys and girls All-Star teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Upstate NY and Washington, D.C. and West.

The three-day underclassmen tournament (June 29 – July 1) will feature the top national lacrosse players from the graduating classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Underclassmen tryout dates for each region will be announced next month.

The senior All-Americans are selected by a panel of lacrosse experts at Inside Lacrosse Magazine. The year-long process includes input from college and high school coaches from across the country as well as nominations from the general public. Seniors can be nominated by anyone on the event’s website: www.underarmourlacrosse.com.

Last year the boys’ South team emerged victorious for the second time in the event’s history by downing the North squad, 11-9. The girls’ North team won 15-10 by outscoring the South 8-3 in the second half.

For more information, visit www.underarmourlacrosse.com.

Archbishop Spalding (Md.) junior to Florida

November, 28, 2011
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Alex Puller, a junior from Archbishop Spalding (Severn, Md.), verbally committed to play women’s lacrosse for the University of Florida.

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Immaculate Heart (N.J.) junior to Duke

November, 22, 2011
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Maura Schwitter a junior from Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township, N.J.) has given a verbal commitment to play women’s lacrosse for Duke.

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Cazenovia (N.Y.) junior selects Maryland

October, 25, 2011
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Connor Cannizzaro, a 2013 attacker from Cazenovia (Cazenovia, N.Y.), has given a verbal commitment to play men’s lacrosse for the University of Maryland.

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Chatham (N.J.) junior to Boston College

October, 21, 2011
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Mary Kate O’Neill from Chatham (Chatham, N.J.) has given a verbal commitment to play women’s lacrosse for Boston College.

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