The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse Announces 11 Honorees Selected for Hall of Fame Awards
Two Classes to be inducted into the NorCal Lacrosse Hall of Fame
SAN JOSE, CA-- (December 5, 2013) – The NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse, a Regional Chapter of US Lacrosse, is pleased to announce the addition of two classes of lacrosse honorees who will be inducted into the Northern California Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame awards dinner on February 8, 2014 at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA. Read Press Release >>
NOCSAE Approved Lacrosse Balls for 2014
As of January 1, 2014, ALL lacrosse balls used for play MUST have the NOCSAE seal on the ball (it must say “meets NOCSAE standard” on the ball).
NOCSAE is the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, who commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment. To read more about the rule change, please read the article, What’s in a Ball? which originally appeared in Lacrosse Magazine in January 2013.
This rule was inserted into the rulebook last year but we urge you to send a reminder to the local league leaders, program administrators and coaches reminding them of this rule before they order balls for the 2014 season.
This is a rule change for the boys and girls game. Manufacturers are making these balls but they have not hit the shelves of retailers to date. It will be beneficial to order now from your local retailer to be placed on a list and not wait for the spring, when quantities could become limited. Officials will be reminded that only balls with the NOCSAE seal will be allowed for play and we don’t want games canceled or postponed because of this change.
Petaluma Girls Lacrosse: players winners on and off field
It has been an exciting and successful year for Petaluma girls lacrosse teams both on and off the field.
Petaluma's Fusion, consisting of players from Casa Grande, Petaluma and St. Vincent high schools, won the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association championship, while Petaluma's younger team, Synergy, reached the second round of the playoffs. Fusion had a stellar 21-0 record on the season, beating Redding, 11-8, in its final game for the Northern California championship. Read Article >>