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After finishing their season undefeated, the Oregon State Lacrosse team is on the way to the MCLA Division I playoff tournament! The 12-0 Beavers finished the season ranked 4th in the country, the highest ranking in program history. The sixteen team tournament will start on May 11th. However since Lacrosse is a club sport at Oregon State, the team will not be getting any funds from the University to travel to the tournament. Like every other club sport in college, OSU lacrosse is funded almost exclusively through player dues and the generous donations of families, friends and alumni. So the team has started a fundraiser to round up the $30,000 to cover a third of the costs for the team to travel to play in the National Tournament in Irvine California. As one can see from their fundraising page, as of May 5th the team has raised nearly $11,000 dollars towards their goal. A quick glance at the OSU roster reveals that more than 90% of the players on the team are OHSLA alumni. While the Ducks have travelled to the National tournament in the past, this will be a first for the Beavers and a true testament to the growth of lacrosse in Oregon. Please visit OSU fundraising page, to see in real terms what donations can provide, see the status of the campaign, and hear players' messages on what lacrosse means to them. Donations are tax deductible.
There were (at least) seven OHSLA Alumni named All-Americans at the college level this year:
Player Pos. College Div Team Griffin Caster (Sunset '11) D Western Oregon '15 MCLA-2 Honorable Mention Ben Dill (Sunset '11) A Oregon State '15 MCLA-1 Honorable Mention Madison Pihl (Lakeridge '13) A Portland '17 MCLA-2 Honorable Mention Dylan Roach (Westview '12) D Oregon State '16 MCLA-1 Honorable Mention Henry Schoonmaker (Lincoln '10) D Syracuse '15 D-1 Honorable Mention Nick Widmer (Canby '12) G Oregon State '16 MCLA-1 Honorable Mention Dange Wolf (Tigard '12) M Western Oregon '16 MCLA-2 Honorable Mention
Admittedly this news is a little late getting on to the site, but better late than never. Last Spring Hood River '09 Alum Dustyn Lyons was part of the Limestone College Division II championship squad. Limestone won the National Championship for the second time in three years and Lyons was on both teams. On the right is a picture of Dustyn posing with the NCAA trophy. Another Hood River Alum, Jon Monk (HR '05, NDNU '09), who coached Hood River until last year, was one of two OHSLA Alums to play in the World Championship Tourney this summer. He was the face-off man for Czech Republic and made the President's Team (2nd division All-World team). Congrats to both Hood River lax Alumni.!!
Limestone players with the trophy (Dustyn on right seated next to trophy)
September 24th, 2014 - Pacific Northwest natives Drew Snider and Peter Baum (Lincoln '09) are among the 24 world-class lacrosse players named to the U.S. National Team for its matchup with Notre Dame at the NCAA Seatown Lacrosse Classic on October 18th in Tukwila, Washington. The Team USA roster includes players from all eight MLL franchises and 13 NCAA squads including many recent collegiate graduates as well as established stars like Kyle Harrison, Jesse Schwartzman, and Paul Rabil. For the complete Team USA Seatown Classic roster check this US Lacrosse article. Renowned for their stingy defense, Notre Dame, last year's NCAA Tourney runner-up, has been a perennial powerhouse in lacrosse making it to the in the NCAA Final-Four three out of the last five years. Seating is limited to 4,500 attendees for what is the marquee lacrosse event of the year in Washington state. For more information as well as tickets, which are on sale now, go to the SeatownClassic.org web page.
As shown on the MLL Stats page, Peter Baum (Lincoln '09) finished tied 7th in scoring with teammate Marcus Holman at the end of the regular season. Baum was selected first in the 2013 draft, but chose to paly on the LXM PRO Tour over the MLL.
OHSLA Alum Aaron Prosser (Lincoln '08) played for Team England in the 2014 FIL World Championships last week. Prosser, who was co-captain at Drexel in 2012, was amongst several former NCAA players on the English team. Prosser scored 11 goals in the tournament with two hat-tricks, including one in England's final game against Scotland which sealed England's fifth place finish in the tournament. Since graduating Drexel in 2012, Prosser has been on the LXM Pro Tour, the 2014 MLL Denver Outlaws practice team, and volunteer assistant coach at Lincoln HS.
LXM Pro Aaron Prosser