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Fall ball in the NCAA means hope and enthusiasm.  New blood arrives to the program as the incoming freshmen vying for spots want to impress the coaches.  All the teams start their fall ball practices with the same dreams of playing on the final day of the season for the National Championship.  The grind of the season is not on anyone`s mind.  There is a jump in everyone`s step and coaches are more willing to accept the dropped ball and bad pass.  But give it time because Fall ball is over fast.  But in the meantime we will enjoy some fall ball highlights starting with Harvard`s first fall practice of the 2012/13 season.

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Short video of Westminster’s last scrimmage in Florida against Andover.  Probably Westminster’s best scrimmage as things started to look more in sync.  Long ways to go for the team, but I am sure Coach Newman will be getting the boys focused for the start of the season this weekend.

Part II of the scrimmage that Westminster played against Brewster in Florida, complete with commentary from the camera man.

Sara Oor of Uxbridge, Ontario via St. Albert is proving that Western Canadian women can play some field lacrosse.  Okay she did get some training in Ontario, but her father, a strong Alberta raised player, gave her the lacrosse foundation that is now blossoming at Limestone.  Sarah has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the second straight week as announced by the league on Tuesday, March 27.  Good for her and good for the Oor family.  Click here to read the article.

Had the chance to watch the Westminster Varsity team play a few scrimmages while they were down in Florida at the 3D Lacrosse Camp.  The 3D Lacrosse Camp, operated by Jamie Munro, brings in a lot of teams from the Northeast to practice, play scrimmages and prepare for the season.  Lots of good lacrosse mixed in with some preseason rust.  Westminster won the Founders League last year and is getting ready for a tough season ahead.  There are no easy games in the Founders League, with every opponent able to beat you on any day.  The Founders League is comprised of prep school teams in the Western part of New England.  Here are two videos of their action.  The first against Exeter was Westminster’s first scrimmage and both teams were very sloppy.  Dropped balls, bad passes and poor execution were abundant on the field.  The Brewster scrimmage was better as the team showed much improvement in 24 hours.  I hope to have the second part of the video up within 24 hours.

I have been away for a week and was unable to get a good Internet connection.  I am back with a video of The Hill Academy and Calvert Hall, which was ranked #1 in the United States high school rankings when the two teams met.  The Hill Academy lost in a tough battle.  Two Vimy Lacrosse alums play for The Hill Academy, Tyler Fleury and Evan Clark.  You can seen Fleury, #8 in red, playing long pole for The Hill.  The Hill Academy went south for several games against US competition and ended up going 5 and 1.

Thanks to Vimy Lacrosse alumnus Matt Pick who sent me this video of his lacrosse team and their Iron Poet program.  Whittier College is a Division III program located in Whittier, California and currently is riding a 3 – 0 record to open the lacrosse season.  Matt Pick was one of our first student-athletes in Vimy Lacrosse and is now a junior at Whittier.  Matt Pick is our case study in perseverance.  Russ Sheppard believed in his abilities and gave him a chance when others kept telling him he could not make it.  Matt grabbed that opportunity and ran with it.  He left Vimy to attend The Hill Academy and then off to Whittier.  Good luck to Matt and the rest of the Poets for the rest of the season.

You can catch Matt a couple of times in the video sporting the long blonde hair and a lame attempt at a beard.