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First Stick Grant Recipients 2014

Congratulations to the recipients of 2014 First Stick Grants from US Lacrosse!  We are excited to see lacrosse in all of these areas and looking forward to your success.

Montrose High School

Telluride Youth Program

North High School Girls Lacrosse

North High School Boys Lacrosse

To learn more about the First Stick Grant Program from USL click here

CLF Awarded Chapter Recognition Award from US Lacrosse

Congratulations CLF on the Chapter Recongnition Award for 2013!!

US Lacrosse is pleased to recognize the hard work of local US Lacrosse chapters through the Chapter Recognition Award Program. Developed by the former Chapters Advisory Council, this program is designed to recognize chapters for their outstanding performance in fulfilling US Lacrosse’s mission to provide programs and services to inspire participation while preserving the integrity of the sport.

For the final quarter of 2013, US Lacrosse is proud to recognize the Colorado Chapter of US Lacrosse, better known as the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation (CLF), for its tremendous support of lacrosse in the state of Colorado. The CLF is USL's 11th largest chapter with close to 13,000 members within its geographic footprint. The chapter has a very effective executive board, led by chapter president Amy Lane.

The Rocky Mountain Regional Lacrosse Convention has become one of the chapter’s marquee events. This year’s convention was held in early October, providing educational sessions to both coaches and parents. The chapter also incorporated an opportunity for players to attend through Fan Fest. Over 15 vendors attended, over 30 speakers presented and Bill Schoonmaker, US Lacrosse’s COO, was featured as the keynote.

Read more about CLF and this award HERE.

 

2012 Hall of Fame Class Announced

 

 

The Colorado Lacrosse Foundation, the Colorado chapter of US Lacrosse, has announced that Chris Clark, Dave Devine, and Tom Graesser will constitute the 2012 class of inductees into the Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

 

Chris Clark

After playing collegiate lacrosse at Denison, Chris Clark played Club lacrosse in San Francisco where he founded the Golden Gate Lacrosse Club. Moving to Denver in 1976, he coached the East-Manual HS team and then as his children started playing, coached for 7 years with the Panthers and has been involved locally ever since. Chris was Executive Director and coached Team Colorado U-15/U13 teams from 2004-2008. He helped coach the Heritage-Littleton Girl’s HS teams in their fall/winter leagues and announced home games at Littleton HS for many years. Since 2005 he has served Colorado youth boys as President of the Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association and its predecessor, the Colorado Junior Lacrosse Association. During this time, he oversaw explosive growth in boy’s youth lacrosse in Coloado: over 6,500 players participated on 325 youth teams from 36 Club organizations within Colorado in 2012. Chris has been instrumental in obtaining corporate sponsorships for the CYLA, implementing age-based playing divisions, standardizing coach and referee training, and a creating a CYLA State Championship weekend held at Dick’s Sporting Good Park every spring. In January 2012 Lacrosse Magazine recognized Chris as one of the 10 people “Changing Youth Lacrosse Now” and is currently spearheading an effort to have the CYLA awarded a “Gold Stick Standard for Excellence” designation by US Lacrosse.

Dave Devine

Dave played lacrosse for Nassau Community College and for Cornell University. Along the way he garnered many awards. Dave was also chosen as the co-captain of the 1975 North-South All Star Team. He then went on to play on the Team USA team that played at the World Games in England in 1978. Then Dave went on to coaching for both collegiate (Nassau Community College and Colorado University), professional (Denver Rifles), and youth (Team Colorado, West Side Lacrosse and Storm Lacrosse). Dave currently serves as a Director for CYLA (Rules and Regulations) and has served as the President of West Side Lacrosse organization and of Storm Lacrosse. Dave started out as an outstanding lacrosse player who has continued to support and helped to grow the sport of lacrosse in Colorado.

Tom Graesser

Tom has spent over 40 years in the lacrosse coaching community with 31 of those in Colorado and has inspired many along the way. Young men and women have learned about humility, integrity, sportsmanship among other values from Tom. Numerous of his former players have gone on to be coaches themselves. His mantra was always, “win with class, lose with class and play with class.” Tom played high school lacrosse in high school in Massachusetts and went on to play at Hobart College in NY. Kent Denver was Tom’s coaching home for the past 31 years. Tom also coached at other schools before starting at Kent. Over the years he has accumulated Coach of the Year awards (7), Man of the Year award (2012), and numerous State Championships.

All three inductees will be honored at the 2012 Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased online.

Congratulations to this year’s hall of fame inductees!