12 ISL Lacrosse Alumni Compete in NCAA Championship
The Independent School league would like to recognize its 12 boy's lacrosse alumni who will be competing in NCAA Championship weekend beginning this Saturday. Governor's leads the overall school count with five players competing, followed by Belmont Hill with three, and Middlesex with two (see entire list below).
Players who've seen the most playing time thus far in the NCAA playoffs include Lawrence Academy alumnus Conor Helfrich, who has for years been among the nation's very best faceoff midfielders and is proving it once again in this year's playoff, and teammate AJ Enchill, a midfielder who sees regular shifts and makes contributions all over the field. In addition, former Governors' alumni Ryan Macri and Tate Jozokos are both very prominent members of the staunch UNC defensive core, and have seen significant playing throughout the playoffs just as they did for the majority of the 2016 season.
StringKing Player of the Week: Morgan Cheek, Harvard
May 12, 2016
Click here to read about Nobles alum Morgan Cheek being named Player of the Week.
Former ISL Players College Seasons Start Strong
Below are some highlights from 2/20/16:
Morgan Cheek (Harvard sophomore middie, Nobles 2014) - game-high 3 goals, including overtime game-winner vs. Villanova: http://gocrimson.com/sports/mlax/2015-16/releases/20160220oflp1r
Sam Cleveland (Colgate freshman attackman,Rivers 2015) - game-high 6 points, 3 goals & 3 assists, in Colgate's 11-4 win over Binghamton: http://gocolgateraiders.com/boxscore.aspx?path=mlax&id=5865
St. Sebastian's Peter Burke '10 Named Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Holy Cross
Click here to see the June 2015 announcement from Holy Cross on Peter Burke's appointment as assistant men's lacrosse coach.
US Lacrosse Announces Larsen Bidstrup of Governor's Academy a Recipient of the 2015 Michael Breschi Scholarship
September 14, 2015
Click here for the recent USLacrosse.org article on Larsen Bidstup, Governor's Academy Class of 2015 and 2015 Michael Breschi Scholarship recipient .
Former Governor's Academy Three Sport Athlete Tate Jozokos Thrives at North Carolina
Click here to read the recent New England Lacrosse Journal article on Tate Jozokos' success at North Carolina.
Rivers Football and Lacrosse Player's Road Back to the Playing Field
In the fall of his junior year, Rivers football and lacrosse Captain Tim Dick suffered a serious knee injury that threatened to change the trajectory of his athletic career. But there was a road back. The road was a tough one to navigate, and even tougher one to stay on. But stay on it Tim did.
With selfless assistance from the Rivers Athletic Training staff, an off-site trainer, and of course Tim's family, Tim was able to surpass everyone's expectations, and return the lacrosse field far earlier than anyone thought. Said the Rivers Athletic Staff said, "Tim displayed an outstanding dedication to rehab. From morning workouts to staying late, to making sure he completes his flexibility and strength work each and every day - he demonstrated a maturity and an attitude to reaching his goal of being better than he was before the injury, that I have rarely seen at the high school level!"
Greenfield Now Holds Two Historic Scoring Records
Breaking Marquette's single season scoring record this past season with 52 points (34g, 18a) would be almost any player's career-defining individual accomplishment. But for Jordan Greenfield, occupying spots in record books is nothing new.
In 2009, Jordan broke the ISL scoring record with 106 points, and also broke the league's assist record in a season, with 68. By the time his playing career ended at Rivers, he had broken the school's career goals, career assist, and career points records, with 95, 143 and 238 respectively. He earned All-American recognition for his play in 2010, becoming one of only two Rivers boys lacrosse players to receive the award.