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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Team Georgia 2 wins the
2015 National Championship!
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!
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