Welcome to Snohomish Boys Lacrosse. You will be able to come here to get information and register your son for the lacrosse season. Snohomish Boys Lacrosse is a non-profit organization and shall be to provide an opportunity for Snohomish County youth to learn and play lacrosse in a team environment regardless of skill level, by creating a positive atmosphere that allows players to develop technically, tactically, physically, and mentally in order to compete at their highest level of lacrosse.
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SBLC Newsletter, Vol. 8
April 27, 2016
SBLC newsletter, Week 9
Good afternoon, Snolax families. Everyone’s sold all their raffle tickets, right?
Snohomish Varsity & JV
Sorry folks, it was a busy week and we didn’t get any game summaries or pictures of the high school teams. However, you all have a chance to see them live & in living color tonight at Glacier Peak, as the varsity plays D1 league opponent Sehome/Bellingham at 7:00PM. The varsity stays at home this coming Friday (GPHS, 7:00) to face Meadowdale.
RAFFLE TICKET SALES
SELL! SELL! SELL!
MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!!! There are more raffle tickets, so get them before they are gone! Get those last tickets sold this week, and if your player sells more than 15 they get their name in the drawing for the complete stick from Play It Again Sports Marysville.
SATURDAY APRIL 30th is the turn in date! For those in town (not at Tri-Cities!) I will be at the Frontier Village Starbucks from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Look for the lady in a SNOHOMISH LACROSSE sweatshirt with the cute 10 year old baseball player!)
ADDITIONALLY - I will be out and about at practices this week so you can turn in your sold tickets and money to ME or to your Team Mom. Since most 3/4 5/6 &7/8 players will be in Tri-Cities on Saturday, please make sure to get your tickets and money into your Team Mom. (If you don't turn in prior to Saturday.)
Best way to contact me is by TEXT 425.879.0498. You can also email
NSYL Week 8
K/1/2 Red & White vs. Everett
Our mighty-mites got their first chance to play someone in a different colored jersey last week.
From Coach Russon:
K2 had its first official game of the season Saturday. Boys played great! This year they are doing very well with staying on offense and defense, not having corral them back across the midfield as they are all learning the positions, which can be confusing as the change their position every 2-3 minutes! Lots of good passing and defense. Had a small rash of the “clamps” though, guess we’ll be working on ground balls this week! Also played a team that the largest 2nd grader EVER (think a 5th grader size) and no one hesitated at all to go up against him to get the ball. Lots of good aggressive well played lacrosse! First Honor the Game as well, and Isaac Goss what better reason could there be to give a competitor a sticker than that he has the same number as you? Great job boys!
3/4 Snohomish 3 – Everett 9
From Coach Wilsey:
The 3/4 team lost their current winning streak with a rough game against Everett. The boys passing and endurance is building, and it is exciting watching the 3/4’s improve. All the parents would like to thank Alissa O’Connell for the great job she does capturing the spirit of the game with her photography skills.
Photos: Alissa O’Connell
5/6 Red 7 – North County 5
5/6 Red stays undefeated on the season, after a close game against a strong North County team, which means that Coach Taylor’s whiskers remain in jeopardy. The Red defense did a phenomenal job on clears this week for a total of 27 successful clears. Zeke Neubauer had a hat trick. (AP Pool report)
Photos: Krista Wilkinson
5/6 White 4 – Everett Blue 0
From Coach Perry: “Gage Russon 1 Goal, 5 Ground Balls. Keaton Taylor 1 Goal, 4 Ground Balls. Jack Ready 1 Goal, 3 Ground Balls. Colton Perry 11 Ground balls. Joey Stanik with his First Career Goal.”
Photos: Chris Lambert, Jessamy Lennon
7/8 North 6 – Skagit Valley 2
From Coach Coté:
The team played very well again this week to remain undefeated beating a stingy Skagit team 6-2. The score would have been dramatically different if Skagit’s goalie didn’t have 19 SAVES!! The coaches and boys are looking forward to a great weekend in Tri-Cities. Fun will be had by all! We have Everett and Bellingham Black remaining prior to the playoffs on the 21st. We hope to continue on our path. Good news is that 7/8 White (South) is in the opposite bracket for the playoffs, so let’s hope to an all Snohomish final for the championship.
Photos: Theresa Smith, Starla Roseen
7/8 South 15 – Everett Blue 1
From Coach Meldrom:
7/8 South extended their perfect season by defeating Everett Blue 15-1. The team played a complete game in all aspects. The team won 80% of the face offs, 70% of the ground balls, and out shot Everett 37 to 11. The offense recorded 11 assists with Sergio Pelayo accounting for 5 of those. Ryan Black played his best game of the year scoring 5 times. He also showed great presence by finding open teammates and harassing Everett with his consistent pressure on rides. Logan Wendlendt got in goal for the first time and 3 saves.
Photos: Chris Lambert, Kim Anderson
Harvey Cup 2016
Registration is officially closed at 35 total teams:
3/4 - 9 Teams
5/6 - 13 Teams
7/8 - 13 Teams
For the club at large, does anyone have any other vendor? Got an idea for a sponsor? Does anyone have any connections to possibly get some of our supplies donated to us? All these ideas and connections help us.
We are holding a planning meeting on Wednesday the May 4th. Watch Snolax.com for time and location once confirmed.
Thank you so much for all your help.
Three Rivers Shootout
Our 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 teams head to Kennewick this weekend for the annual Three Rivers Shootout.
The tournament is using Tourney Machine again for schedule, live results, and bracket management. The full schedule is online at www.tourneymachine.com/R16510.
Tournament director Ron Havens sent us some notes and reminders for this year’s event.
As a reminder no dogs at fields please and no smoking is allowed near the playing fields or players. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited inside Columbia Park.
RVs are permitted for day used only and must be out of the park by 9pm. plenty of parking to the west of fields for rvs.
We may have a lot of younger refs this year as we were having trouble fielding referees, please take it easy on them, they are trying their best and remember we are here to have fun first. We are all competitive but sportsmanship needs to be at the top of our priority list please.
This is the largest Shootout to date with 51 teams and 114 games over two days, thank you for making this a great event each and every year. Your feedback is always welcome as we strive to improve every year.
Just so everyone knows the game format we all play 3 pool play games on Saturday then break into separate gold and silver single elimination bracket play on Sunday with 1-4 games possible depending on how you do.
Weather is suppose to be in the low to mid 80's so bring lots to drink, some shade and plenty of sunscreen, I hope everyone has a great time and if you have any questions please let me know or come find me or another tournament committee member at the information booth this weekend, Thanks
The JV game this week was a nailbiter. Snohomish was down 9-4 in the fourth quarter yet game back just short of the win at 10-9. One apparent goal by Carter Cushing, on a shot hard enough to move the cage, was waved off as it didn’t quite break the goal line off a ricochet.
Photos: Erik Briggs
NSYL Week 7
K/1/2 Red vs. White Scrimmage
After long last, the future of Snolax got their first taste of the field this past weekend in a Red vs. White scrimmage. And let’s not bury the lede, we have enough kids for two K/1/2 teams.
From Coach Russon:
They can’t get enough of playing! They didn’t want to stop after going over an hour. Everyone wants to face off too…of course! Boys are really picking up the game, getting better at passing and GB’s. Still get the pack pile up on the ball occasionally, but not too often, as they’ve learned to kick or sweep it out. Several boys have gotten really good at using their body to box the opponent out while they scoop the ball. All in all, their skills are coming along and they (and the coaches too) are having a blast!
3/4 10 – Skagit Valley 4
Photos: Alissa O’Connell
5/6 Red 9 – Edmonds 1
From Coach Taylor:
Great game this past week. We are definitely playing as a team, one solid unit. Defensively we dominate and offensively we are moving the ball and starting to run the offense. We had a few players score their 1st goals in Snohomish uniforms this week; congrats to Carter Sharon and Byron Gerber. Many more to come.
THE BOYS PLAYED GREAT!! It was a team effort, and each boy contributed significantly in earning the win. We had 6 different goal scorers and 4 assists from different players. The offense did a very nice job of moving the ball around, and that scoring summary shows that. Defense had another great game. Middies and defense did a great job of minimizing shots on goal, and the ones that they did give up - Christian did an awesome job in net with some fantastic saves. The D poles and Christian have been working on outlet passes for clears, and that definitely showed. It was an impressive win.
Photos: Theresa Smith
7/8 South 6 – Bellingham Black 2
From Coach Coté:
7/8 South remained perfect on the season by defeating Bellingham Black 6-4 up in Bellingham. This is the third time Snohomish South faced Bellingham Black this season and once again our defense dominated the game. Bellingham struggled to clear the ball as our attack doubled teamed and harassed their long poles forcing long ill-advised passes. When Bellingham was able to clear they were forced to take low percentage outside shots as every attempt to dodge was met with a quick combination of slides. Bellingham's defense couldn't match our team speed as our mid fielder's especially Sergio Pelayo consistently identified mismatches dodged pass their man to get a nice shot on goal. This week we return home to face Everett Blue.
Photos: Chris Lambert
Origins of Lacrosse
The following video: youtube.com/watch?v=xzQI3PFKrG8. This is a wonderful short history of our wonderful sport as explained by its originators. Take a look at it.
Fundraising season is upon us! The fundraising supports all SNOLAX players and coaches. We raise money to help subsidize the annual costs incurred by the club - including lighting, field rental, referees, game kits, etc. With enough fundraising we hope to be able to provide additional support to all our coaches and teams.
CLOTHES for a CAUSE:
Clothing/Textile Drive Collection Day - SATURDAY APRIL 23 - Glacier Peak High School. Keep hitting up all your family, friends, neighbors, etc. to help clean their closets and haul away their spring cleaning bags!
PLEASE bring your BLACK GARBAGE BAGS to Glacier Peak High School next Saturday between the hours of: 10-11 a.m.!!!
If you need to drop off your bags before 10 a.m., please let me know. Our truck is only available for that one hour slot - so please bring them to GP next Saturday.
ALSO - Please mark the bag with your player's name and team.
RAFFLE TICKET SALES:
Families with multiple players: Regardless of how many tickets you received, your family commitment is 20 tickets.
ANY UNSOLD TICKETS MUST BE RETURNED - so if you don't sell all your tickets, please get them back to Susan Scott or your Team Mom.
Remember to TALK IT UP to potential buyers - each ticket = 10 chances to win!!!! Whoever wins on day 1 - their ticket goes back in. Next day - same thing.
Each player that sells more than 15 tickets will have their name put into a drawing to win a custom strung, complete stick from Play It Again Sports Marysville. If your sold tickets are returned on or before April 23rd, you also get your name in the drawing. (Date extended from 18th to 23rd due to Spring Break.)
QUESTIONS or MORE TICKETS = Contact Susan Scott
425.879.0498 cell (text is best)
Harvey Cup 2016
Huge news this week as Harvey Cup registration is now full and teams are going to a waitlist. All Snolax youth team are registered. Please confirm your player’s participation with team managers ASAP.
Weekly Volunteer Signups
Weekly game volunteer needs are posted every Monday. We cannot run games without parent help. Upcoming Events
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