Georgia Lacrosse Foundation

Georgia Lacrosse Foundation

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Great artilce on one of the most respected officials in Georgia and around the country Luiz Diaz.
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Article written by lacrosse official and AJC writer Jeremy Redmon
10th Annual AJO4LAX Fest HS Lacrosse Classic Match-ups Announced   
Marietta, GA January 31, 2016 – Most years, lacrosse fans wait patiently until the playoffs, and ultimately the state championship game at the end of the season, to see the best local high school players and teams in action, but this is no ordinary year.
Saturday, March 19, marks the 10th anniversary of the AJO4LAX Fest at Pope High School Stadium, and the popular, binge lacrosse-watching event features some of the most highly anticipated varsity lacrosse action of the young season:
10am:   Woodward v. Cambridge 
12noon: Walton v. Johns Creek  
2pm:     Lambert v. Lovett 
4pm:     Harrison v. Centennial 
6pm:     Pope v. Westminster 
Team highlights: Westminster is the defending Division 1-5A State Champion, having defeated Lovett in the 2015 title match. Pope was runner-up in last season’s Division 6A State Championship Game, and Cambridge played in the Division 1-5A semi-finals. Harrison v. Centennial promises to be a shootout involving two high-powered offenses, while Pope v. Westminster looks to be a battle of top-notch defensive units.
Standout players to watch at this year’s AJO4LAXFest include several who will soon be playing lacrosse at the D-1 college level: Westminster’s star D/LSM Raines Shamburger (Duke). Cambridge senior midfielder Taylor Sanna (Quinnipiac) and junior goalie Ben Clark (Bucknell), Woodward’s junior offensive threat Ben Wilkinson (Richmond). Centennial sophomore attackman Nicky Solomon who scored 59 goals and 74 assists last year as a freshman (UNC). Lambert senior FOGO Trey Arnold (Robert Morris) and Lovett’s Crosby Mathews (Delaware) are considered two of the best faceoff middies in the state, while Pope’s Michael Oswald is considered a top prospect in the goal. 
A single ticket ($7 adults and $3 children) grants admission to all five games. Proceeds help to endow the Andrew J. Oswald Memorial Fund LTD, a 501(c)3 organization that awards annual scholarships to standout Atlanta area student athletes who will continue playing lacrosse at the college level. The Fund also makes grants to deserving area varsity and youth lacrosse programs, provides low-cost lacrosse equipment rentals, and sponsors teen safe driving initiatives.
AJO4LAX honors the memory of Andrew Oswald, a star Pope High School varsity attackman who tragically died in a single-vehicle automobile accident in 2005. The event takes its name from combining Andrew’s initials, the #4 game jersey he wore, and his passion for lacrosse.
For ticket, or sponsorship information, to make a tax-deductible donation, or to request a scholarship application, contact Bruce or Kathleen Oswald, 2702 Long Lake Terrace, Roswell, GA 30075 (678) 777-3041[email protected].

Lericia Harris of Atlanta's CBS Sports In the City interviews Doug Horn (Georgia Lacrosse Foundation), Don Rigger (Decatur Youth & High School Lacrosse) and Wes Hatfield (Head Coach of Decatur High School) on the growth of the game of lacrosse and the role of the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation.  Please click on the audio file below to listen to the entire interview.


2015 Hall of Fame and Foundation Awards Celebration!

The Chapter awards were presented to Mary Jo Corsetti, Katie Durkee, Bob Lombardo, Mike Ryan, Cannon Cooper, Michael Hannah, Landon Hunsucker, Andrea Braun, James Arnold, Kathleen and Bruce Oswald.  

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Lacrosse Championships

HBCU hosted a championship weekend at Morehouse College on April 6, 2014.  Many teams from the Southeast participated in this great event and the Foundation was represented by Eric Rudolph, who coordinated all of the officials for the event!

Major League Lacrosse comes to the ATL!

Major League Lacrosse got one step closer to fielding a team in the Metro area Saturday night when the Denver Outlaws won the Championship game over a tough Rochester Rattlers team. The game helped pave the way for an Atlanta-based franchise in 2016.  David Gross, commissioner of the MLL, intends to bring the Championship game back to Atlanta in 2015.  A record crowd of close to 9000 fans witnessed a great game that was tied at 11 with a few minutes left in the game.

An entertaining halftime exhibition game between our own Lambert Jr. Longhorns and the Walton Jr. Raiders brought the crowd to its feet with rounds of applause!  The U15 teams showed the world that Lacrosse is here to stay!  Many thanks to Jason Breyo for coordinating the teams and to all the coaches, players and parents for their support.

The state of Georgia is one of the largest states in terms of US Lacrosse memberships and continues to grow at a rapid rate each year.

Congratulations to our State Champions!

Girls:   6A - Milton   5A - Kell
Boys:   6A - Roswell  5A - Northview

The Georgia Lacrosse Foundation congratulates all of the players, coaches, and parents for a great season and wish you all a restful summer!  We would also like to thank every team in the State that play this great game.  We are growing in numbers and are a force to reckoned with.  The level of play this year took several steps up, of which we should all be proud of!

High School Playoffs begin this week!

The Foundation has gone Mobile!

The Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse or the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation will be much more  'visible' in the future.  We will be at many major Lacrosse events in the state this year.  Stop by and talk to us about the Chapter, sign up for coaching, officiating and general membership opportunities.  Talk with veteran officials to clarify any rules questions, etc.  Or, just make it  the central place to meet teammates!  Look for the Big  Blue Tent at the next lacrosse event in Georgia!

Championships is coming in April!

Lacrosse Magazine names GT Men's Lacrosse in top 20

Lacrosse magazine announced its top 20 preseason teams for the 2014 season recently.  Our very own Georgia Tech is one of the teams picked!   See the teams complete schedule.

Coach Sommers leaves us but leaves his incredible legacy

Coach Sommers with one of his championship teams, summer of 2012 at the Queen City Rumble in Charlotte.   Nine of the girls are either already playing at the college level or have committed to play after they graduate this year.

The Peachtree City Lacrosse Community has lost a close friend, mentor and coach. Robin Sommers passed away unexpectedly, Saturday January 4th, 2014. Robin and his enthusiasm will be greatly missed by those who had the opportunity to work along side him and watch him coach. He embodied the volunteer spirit that is so essential to an organization like Peachtree City Lacrosse, it was all about the kids and giving them a chance to compete.

Three members of the US Women's National Team came to Georgia for a player's clinic held in the Atlanta area.  The clinic was well attended by youth and high school girls from all over the state.  Pictured here are, from left to right, Illianna Sanza,  Liz Hogan, Sarah Bullard and a lucky recipient of signed jersey from the entire team.  See more pictures.

Members of  the US National Men's put on a spectacular clinic this past week as youth and High School player battled cold winds and a little rain.  The clinic was attended by 50 plus youth players from all over the state and surrounding states.  There we 30 plus high school players as well.  The weather didn't bother the players as they learned skills and drills that will last them a lifetime!   The team did an excellent job of helping kids of all levels.

Pictured is Brian Farrell,  Mitchell Belisle, Chris Schiller, Ben Hunt, and Steven Brooks, all members of the US National Team and many MLL teams.

Check out the Atlanta Blaze and join in the fun of the MLL.

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Link below has all video of all the boys and girls coaches clinic presentations GLF Coaches Clinic Videos

Welcome to the Georgia Chapter 

of US Lacrosse!

This is the official website of the Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse and contains a wealth of information about the great sport of Lacrosse in the state of Georgia. Known as the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation we welcome any donations to improve the game of Lacrosse in Georgia.

We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization!

Open Door Lacrosse—
A place to grow

Open Door Lacrosse, a division of the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation is a program that delivers needed resources to the player that may be socio-economic challenged or has a hardship of some kind.  This not-for-profit group provides equipment and other Lacrosse items to both boys and girls. 

The 2015 Georgia Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet was well attended to witness the induction of Ken Lovic, Pam McNabb, JD Humphies, Tony Souza and Jim Buczek (not pictured) into the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

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In the News...

The Wall Street Journal reports that Youth Lacrosse is up in participation by 158%!  Other youth sports are down.

From the Blog...

 Women's 'Georgia 2' takes USL National Championship!

Team Georgia 2 wins the

 2015 National Championship!  

       Atlanta Lacrosse                    Initiative

Coach Dave Raymond
Location - John Harland Boys & Girls Club

Jack Enright gets a surprise visit!

Jack had a surprise visit from Casey Powell, Liam Banks, and Scott Ratliff on 4/29/15.  The boys were all smiles as Jack shows off his new jersey!