Lacrosse Camps and Clinics Selling Quickly
Training camp is right around the corner and helmets are piling up in Coach Brazill’s basement. He’s looking forward to getting these out of his house and onto the players.
HGR Programs Now Listed on BostonLax
Folks can now go on bostonlax.net and find out about our summer camps and programs.
Each team in the elite program will also have their own page as well. We’re excited to finally hook up with bostonlax!
HGR Lax News for Week of 5/1
Ok, here’s what’s happening at HGR this week!
Here’s a link to the Jimmy Connolly clinic coming up this week. Jimmy is a HomeGrown alum, and current member of the Ohio Machine.
HomeGrown/Raptors alums Tim O’Teri, Greg Melaugh, Tim Towler, Andy Basler (Merrimack), and Eric Galanis and Pat Brothers (Le Moyne) are facing each other in the NE10 Men’s Lacrosse Semi Finals on 5/3/13. That’s 6 HG alums playing in one game!
Girl’s elite team tryouts have been moved to May 19th at 2pm here at HGR. More on the new girl’s coach next week.
HGR goalie (2013 team) Matt Comerford is currently ranked as the #10 player in MA according to Bostonlax.net!
Yet Another HGR Alum, Phil Russo, in the News!
Phil Russo, a former HGR Elite player who successfully went on to play at Babson (recruited by a coach who saw him at one of our events), has also recently been featured in the news.
Phil Russo has added 10 goals and is winning .667 of his face-offs. Russo is currently tied for 11th in the country in face-off percentage, having won 102-of-153 on the season.
At HGR, we couldn’t be more proud! Way to go, Phil!
Our Own HGR Alum, Ben Alpern, Featured in an ESPN Story
Danvers, Mass. — Ben Alpern eyed the signal from ball-handler Jack Sharrio as he worked his way the opposite direction behind the goalpost. Catching a pass yards in front of Beverly keeper Kevin Lally, the St. John’s Prep midfielder faked left then quickly flicked the ball into the right side of the net.
As the Eagles sideline erupted, the senior embraced his teammates’ to celebrate their first lead of the game — a 12-11 advantage with 1:56 remaining. Playing catchup for 41:15 consecutive minutes, the Beverly native played a crucial role for the Prep boys’ lacrosse team (4-1) by scoring both the equalizer and winner in what was a 13-11 comeback against their 32-year-old rival and former Northeastern Conference opponent, Beverly (5-1).
Coach Brazill Interviewed About Merrimack College Lacrosse Team Winning Streak
Coach Brazill (who is also the offensive coordinator for the Merrimack College Team) has earned some bragging rights:
“We are on a 7 game winning streak and are the number 2 team in the country right now.
We are 5-0 in conference and we beat the number one team in the country LeMoyne on March 26th at home.
We have 5 games left in the regular season and our next game is a home game against Pace University at home this Saturday at 1:00.”
Show the coach some love and come watch if you can!
Dear HGR community,
We have been asked to help the Syracuse University Club Lacrosse Team in their support of Jason Handler, a teammate recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. The freshman defensive player started intensive in-patient treatment on February 25, 2013, causing him to take the semester off from school and lacrosse.
Jason’s team has started a pledge drive to help aid the Handler family in Jason’s recovery process. The charity is being run in conjunction with Syracuse University and the Headstrong Foundation.
They are asking for pledges to donate money for each goal scored during the team’s 2013 spring season. Donations are tax deductible. Pledge forms and additional information are attached at the link below.
Pledges can be sent to Carter Oakley, Syracuse University Club Lacrosse Captain, through the mail or via email.
Please give what you can.
HGR Facebook Cover Photo Contest!
Enter your picture for a chance to be the first cover photo of HGR’s new Facebook page!
Out with the old, in with the new! We are revamping our social media and, with it, our Facebook. Home Grown and Raptors fans, this means we’re scrapping the pages you have grown accustomed to and replacing them with the new and improved HGR Lax Facebook page.
We would love your help! We are looking for the perfect picture to backdrop our HGR logo, and who better to supply that then our very own HGR community? Do you think you have the cover-photo-worthy shot? Send it in!
The new page is set to launch at the end of the week so we will be accepting entries until then.
Send your photos in a message to our current Home Grown Facebook page. If your photo is selected, we’ll include your name in the photo credit!
Help us represent what HGR Lacrosse is all about.