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  • Area quartet sparks Augustana women’s lacrosseApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Augustana’s women’s lacrosse has yet to face defeat this spring. And helping the Vikings to all nine of their wins this spring have been four familiar faces to area fans. In a 21-3 triumph over visiting Loras, the Vikings improved to 3-0 in Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference. Freshman Madi Stoneman (Libertyville) shared scoring honors with 3 goals. Emily Handrahan of Lake Zurich added 2 goals and 3 assists while Gina Filippo (Libertyville) added an assist and Maggie DelVecchio (Barrington) had a goal. The local girls will be in Dupage County today playing Benedictine (1-7, 0-2) in Lisle.

     
  • Saint Viator High School’s Lacrosse team is inducting Dylan Full, an 8-year-old brain cancer survivor from Wheaton, to the team for the 2014 season.

    St. Viator lacrosse team links with 8-year-old cancer patientMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    An 8-year-old Wheaton boy battling a brain tumor will be inducted as the newest member of the St. Viator High School lacrosse team when it plays its first game Friday, March 21, on the new synthetic turf field at Forest View Educational Center. “This promises to be a special event for one special boy,” Coach Bill Sandford said. “Our boys will be his new teammates offering friendship to him along his journey, but I know the entire community will be interested in his story and fight against cancer.”

     
  • The St. Viator boys lacrosse team honored 8-year-old Dylan Full, who has been battling cancer, as part of Friday’s game against Marian Catholic at Forest View Educational Center. The team presented Full with a helmet, stick and jersey in addition to an abundance of love.

    St. Viator out in Full forceMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the game of life, Dylan Full has had few calls go against him. But now he’s got some teammates helping him turn the tide. Full, an 8-year-old boy from Wheaton, is getting a big assist from the St. Viator boys lacrosse team. The Lions symbolically made Full a team member on Friday at Forest View Education Center, where the Lions were in action against Marian Catholic.

     
  •  The IHSA announced Monday it will not start a boys and girls lacrosse state series this spring.

    More disappointment for lacrosse backers Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Let’s recap. On Monday the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors announced it will not support a state series for lacrosse this spring.

     
  • Lacrosse will not be IHSA sport in 2014 Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Illinois High School Association board of directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, where the board heard an update on entries into the boys and girls lacrosse state series. The IHSA will not proceed with a boys and girls lacrosse state series in the spring of 2014, as the entry numbers required to begin a state series were not met.

     
  •  Naperville North girls lacrosse players are asking Naperville Unit District 203 to designate their group as an official sport instead of a club.

    Naperville lacrosse clubs want official team statusSep 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Naperville lacrosse players who change in bathrooms instead of locker rooms and have nowhere to store their equipment but classrooms or cars are asking Naperville Unit District 203 to make their teams an officially sanctioned sport. The clubs have existed since the mid-2000s and parents say now is the time to give them official school and district backing. “It’s exploding as a sport. It needs to be recognized as such,” parent Derke Price said.

     
  • Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton (far left, in white shirt) joins Lake Zurich High School players and coaches Monday with the state championship trophy they won earlier this month. Poynton earlier read a village proclamation congratulating the team on its accomplishment.

    Lake Zurich board honors lacrosse state champs Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton and village trustees honored Lake Zurich High School's state-champion boys lacrosse team Monday with a proclamation noting the “pride and respect” the squad's title brought the community. It was the latest public celebration of the squad's championship season.

     
  • St. Viator leads all-star effort Jun 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    St. Viator was best represented in this year’s Class A all-star game at Sandburg in Orland Park on June 6 as Mike Julius, Dan O’Malley, Andrew Romano, Billy Spingola and Peter Trunk were selected to the team. O’Malley had a hat trick to lead the Black team, which was coached by St. Viator’s Bill Sanford, to a 16-8 victory over the White team.

     
  •  Parker Brown, left, and Travis Lores join other members of the Lake Zurich High School lacrosse team in shaking hands with kids along the parade route Sunday during a rally at the school after their team won the Lacrosse Cup state championship.

    Lake Zurich lacrosse team celebrates state championship Jun 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Players, families and community members took time to celebrate a dream that was 11 years in the making and finally came true — the Lake Zurich High School Boys Lacrosse team as state champions. The team’s motto “Dream Big, Work Hard,” was referenced by many of the players and coaches who spoke at a celebration of the team on Sunday, a gathering of more than 100 people at the high school field house after a short parade through town.

     
  •  Libertyville junior goalie Cole Blazer earned all-American honors in helping the Wildcats advance to the state Final Four this spring.

    Libertyville savors Final Four run Jun 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    When a road leading to the state Final Four got bumpy, Libertyville navigated it with a Blazer. Despite losing two-time all-American Kevin Verkler and fellow starting defender Graham Crawford due to late-season injuries, the Wildcats’ boys lacrosse team trucked within a victory of the Class-A state championship game. After beating Glenbrook North to earn its Final Four berth, Libertyville saw its season end last Thursday with an 11-4 loss to eventual state champion Loyola. Wildcats junior goalie Cole Blazer showed throughout the season why he along with teammates Verkler and A.J. Schmidt netted All-America honors. The trio led Libertyville to a 16-6 record (15-5 in state) and its first Final Four berth since 2004, when the Wildcats finished second.

     
  •  The Big Ten has given conference status to lacrosse for the 2014 men’s and women’s seasons. Northwestern, which has won seven national titles in women’s lacrosse, will welcome Maryland and Rutgers to the conference in 2014, and Michigan will be adding lacrosse for men’s and women’s play. On the men’s side, Johns University also will be included as a conference member in lacrosse only.

    Big Ten adds lacrosse to conference ledgers Jun 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Big Ten Conference announced Monday the adoption of men’s and women’s lacrosse as the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

     
  •  Lake Zurich’s boys lacrosse team celebrates after beating Naperville Central 13-6 to capture the Lacrosse Cup at New Trier on Saturday.

    State title dream realized for hard-working LZ Jun 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    The dream came to fruition Saturday. “Our motto was, ‘Dream big. Work hard,’ ” Lake Zurich head boys lacrosse coach Chuck Vozas said. The Bears’ hard work paid off in a 13-6 win over Naperville Central in the B-Class state championship game at New Trier West, giving Lake Zurich its first Lacrosse Cup in the program’s 11 years of existence. David Finney’s 4 goals led the Bears’ attack.

     
  • O’Malley sets the standard for St. Viator May 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    It's been another outstanding season for the St. Viator boys lacrosse program. Last week, attackman Dan O'Malley was named first team all-state and thus became the first Lions player to be named an All-American. On Tuesday, the Lions erupted on Benet in the Class A quarterfinals, taking an 11-1 lead into halftime and winning handily, 14-5. The No. 4 seed Lions face No. 1 seed New Trier on Thursday in the state semifinals.

     
  • NU women’s lacrosse team thinks outside the box May 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Women's Watch on how the Northwestern lacrosse team is using boxing to keep its edge.

     
  • N. Carolina shocks Northwestern in lacrosse semis May 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kara Cannizzaro scored four goals in the second half to help third-seeded North Carolina beat two-time defending national champion Northwestern 11-4 on Friday in the NCAA women's lacrosse semifinals.

     
  • Walker, Grayslake North roll to victory May 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Brendan Walker scored 4 goals, as Grayslake North’s boys lacrosse team made quick work of Highland Park on Wednesday, winning 18-2. A running clock was started with four minutes to go in the first half after the Knights jumped out to a 14-1 lead.

     
  • Grayslake N. wins 12th straight May 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Grayslake North's boys lacross team finished off the regular season with a 17-7 win over crosstown rival Grayslake Central on Saturday. The Knights improved to 15-4 with their 12th straight win.

     
  • Crosstown battle goes St. Charles North’s way May 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Good things happen when St. Charles North's Nick McCullough scores goals and Mike Jasica wins face-offs. McCullough didn't score though in the first half in the annual, highly anticipated match against St. Charles East at East Side Sports Complex in St. Charles. So, he made up for it in the second half, as did the North Stars' defense in a 15-5 victory.

     
  • Klimek, Fortsch keep winning in perspective at Waubonsie Valley May 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Success isn't just about wins. Sure, you play to win the game, but the friendships and life lessons that come from playing help shape these high schoolers as they head off to college and adulthood. There's no denying that Waubonsie Valley is struggling on the field, but that hasn't stopped it from being a special season for the Warriors in other ways.

     
  • Palatine picks up first MSL girls lacrosse title May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Palatine, which started its girls varsity lacrosse team five years ago, won its first Mid-Suburban League championship on Monday with an exciting 9-8 victory at Barrington.

     
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