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UF Women:  Gators Welcome 13 Newcomers to 2019-2020 Class

UF Women: Gators Welcome 13 Newcomers to 2019-2020 Class

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Gators Women, Florida Lacrosse News
  via press release   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida's women's lacrosse team has added 13 newcomers for the 2020 season. Whitney Albert, Tori Bates, Becky Browndorf, Georgia Ceanfaglione, Emily Heller, Kylee Hubiak, Sarah Mackey, Carli Mangum, Kaala Puglisi, Jillian Quigley, Shelton Sawers, Janine Suris and Devin Thompson have all signed their National Letters of Intent and will join the Gators for the 2019-2020 academic year. This class continues an impressive run of recruiting under Amanda O'Leary, as the Gators secured NLIs from one ILWomen Top-40 recruit and four ILWomen On the Rise recruits. "This is an extremely talented group of student-athletes," said head coach Amanda O'Leary. "They are not only great lacrosse players, but outstanding stu
UF Women:  Flanagan, Lea Selected in WPLL Draft

UF Women: Flanagan, Lea Selected in WPLL Draft

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Gators Women, Florida Lacrosse News, Launch/MLL/NLL/Women's Pro, Women's Professional League
  via UF press release   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) held its third ever draft on Tuesday night - this time for post-collegiate players – and two former Gators heard their names called. Aniya Flanagan – 2018 graduate – was selected 24th overall by the Baltimore Brave. Lauren Lea – a 2016 graduate – was taken 28th overall by the NY Fight. The 2019 season is set to begin on June 2, with the NY Fight opening up against the New England Command and the Baltimore Brave taking on the Philadelphia Fire. View image on Twitter   View image on Twitter   Below are a list of accomplishments of both Flanagan and Lea during their tenures at Florid
SportsLowdown.Com Interviews New FIT Women’s Coach McKenzie Rafferty

SportsLowdown.Com Interviews New FIT Women’s Coach McKenzie Rafferty

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Florida Tech Women
  via SportsLowdown.com, SportsLowdown.com is run by Donny Rieber and focuses on FIT Sports   Excerpt: Back in July, it was announced that Corinne Desrosiers was leaving the Florida Tech women’s lacrosse programto take a job with Duquesne. an NCAA Division I school in Pittsburgh. The coaching search led FIT in the direction of McKenzie Rafferty, who spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach at Regis University. Rafferty was officially named head coach on August 24th and made her way on to the Florida Tech campus on September 4th. “I am settling in nicely here, thanks to the team and the administration here at Florida Tech,” she said when she sat down with Sports Lowdown Thursday morning for an exclusive interview.“It was obviously a big transition moving from
JU:  MLAX Welcomes MLL All-Stars For Third Annual WLOLP

JU: MLAX Welcomes MLL All-Stars For Third Annual WLOLP

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Jacksonville Men
  via JU press release   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the third straight year, some of the brightest stars in Major League Lacrosse will migrate to Jacksonville University on Friday, Oct. 26 and face off with the Dolphin men's lacrosse team in a charity exhibition game and community celebration of lacrosse unlike any other in northeast Florida – the World's Largest Outdoor Lacrosse Party. Visit JUTickets.com to purchase your tickets and join the party! "This event is unlike like any other fall game in the country. It is rare that college kids have the opportunity to compete against some of the best lacrosse players in the world," stated Jacksonville head coach  John Galloway, now in his third year at the helm of the program. "Our student-athletes will get that chance t
SportsLowdown.Com’s Interview With New FIT Men’s Head Coach Mark Penn!

SportsLowdown.Com’s Interview With New FIT Men’s Head Coach Mark Penn!

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Florida Tech Men
  SportsLowdown.com is run by Donny Rieber and focuses on FIT Sports   Excerpt: Back on September 19, Florida Tech announced that Ryan McAleavey was leaving his position as head coach of the men’s lacrosse program due to personal reasons. It took one week for the school to find his replacement and they didn’t have to look far, as assistant coach Mark Penn was promoted to the position. “Coach Mac and I are pretty close off the field as far as our personal lives, and I knew what he was going through because we shared a lot of it together just in conversation and in prayer together,” said Penn. “I had been preparing for a bit that this possibility could arise and was in-step with coach Mac the whole way, in the sense that we were kind of going through it all together.”
JU:  Evan Tyler Elevated To MLAX Team Captain

JU: Evan Tyler Elevated To MLAX Team Captain

College/MCLA, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Jacksonville Men
  via JU press release   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University men's lacrosse team has named a fourth team captain as senior Evan Tyler was selected to help lead the 2019 Dolphins, as announced JU head coach John Galloway Wednesday afternoon. Tyler joins three others, seniors Eric Applegate, Hayden La Vangie, and sophomore Dixon Smith, who were named captains this past June following the 2018 season. "Elevating Evan to captain was maybe the easiest decision I have made this year," stated Galloway. "Evan has grown up before our eyes over the last two seasons and you can feel his presence every day on and off the field. He has a lighthearted way to get the most out of everyone on our team. He leads by example every time he straps it up; he pushes himself t