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 Mike Cerino Elected to Hall of Fame

The S.C Chapter of US Lacrosse is happy to announce that Mike Cerino has been elected to it's Lacrosse Hall of fame. Mike is Limestone College's Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and longtime men's lacrosse coach. His induction into the Hall of Fame marks the first Limestone lacrosse member to be so honored.

 Mike Cerino

2013

HEREBY INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME, FOR HIS CONSIDERABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WITHIN THE SPORT OF LACROSSE, AT ALL LEVELS, AND PURSUITS TOWARDS THE GROWTH OF LACROSSE IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

Founded in 2000, the US Lacrosse South Carolina Chapter inducted their first class into their Hall of Fame in 2004. Cerino becomes the 11th member of the Hall, joining Hal Ness (2004), Meg Hendy (2005), John Reyelt (2005), Rich Thomas (2005), George S. Scouten (2006), Scott Sharp (2006), Dr. William E. Harner (2007), Paul Baly (2008), Bill Utsey (2008) and Steve Mandell (2009).


Coastal Carolina University
2013 Women's Lacrosse Team



We congratulate Coastal Carolina University Women's Lacrosse Team on their first year of competition in DIV I in THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

  

A Year of Firsts
Game
Cincinnati, February 15, 2013
Goal
Paige Timberg, vs. Cincinnati
Assist
Charlotte O'Leary, vs. Cincinnati
Draw
Lily Yednock, vs. Cincinnati
Save
Trista Kuehn, vs. Cincinnati
Caused Turnover
Lily Yednock, vs. Cincinnati
Win
Kennesaw State, March 2, 2013
Win in Brooks Stadium
Detroit-Mercy, March 22, 2013
Big South Win
Presbyterian, March 30, 2013
Overtime Win
Campbell, April 20, 2013
CCU WLax Alumna
Stephanie Torosian

 


 
Congratulations to the 2013 SCHSL State Champions

Girls: JL Mann High School (defeated Bishop England 15 to 14)

  



Boys: Wando High School (defeated Fort Mill High School 8 to 5)

 

 
 
ABOUT THE RET THOMAS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

The Ret Thomas Sportsmanship Award is presented in memory of Ret Thomas, son of the first SCLL Commissioner. Ret was the first player on a sub-collegiate team in South Carolina to score a goal in interscholastic competition. He was a prime example of the toughest competitive spirit and the highest regard for others that one could find embodied in a human being. It was in Ret's memory that much of the initial effort toward the organization of high school and youth lacrosse in South Carolina began.

This recognition of good sportsmanship is given annually to the school whose lacrosse team, by the vote of the officials and umpires for the SCHSL, best exemplifies the highest standards of sportsmanship consistent with the tradition of lacrosse.

 

 Congratulations to the 2013 Winners


Academic Magnet Girls and the Bishop England Boys



 


 Previous Winners
2012: Riverside Girls and Spartanburg Boys
2011: Riverside Girls and JL Mann Boys
2010: Spartanburg Girls and Wade Hampton Boys
2009: Eastside Girls and Socastee Boys and
2008: Charleston Patriots Girls and Beaufort Academy Boys

 

FURMAN NAMES RACHEL WHITTEN WOMEN'S LACROSSE COACH

Dr. Gary Clark, director of athletics at Furman University, has named Rachel Whitten as Head Coach of Furman's women's lacrosse program. Rachel was a two-time All American at Baltimore's Loyola University, graduating in 2004. She has been an assistant coach at Denver University the past six years, the last of which she was the associate head coach. Furman University will begin play in NCAA Division I in the 2015 season.
 


 FURMAN NAMES RICHIE MEADE MEN'S LACROSSE COACH

Furman University director of athletics, Dr. Gary Clark, announced the hiring of Richie Meade as the "Paladins" first men's lacrosse coach. Furman will field a men's team in 2015 competing at the NCAA Division I level. Richie, a Long Island native, played lacrosse at the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1976. He has coached lacrosse for 35 years, most recently at the United States Naval Academy from 1994 until 2011.


KEYS TO THE ALPHABET SOUP

SCHSL - South Carolina High School League
SCACA - South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association
SCOA - S.C. Officials Association. ( an SCHSL organization to which ALL officials who ref SCHSL games MUST belong.)
SCLOA - South Carolina Lacrosse Officials Association
SCLCA - South Carolina Lacrosse Coaches Association
SCHLCA - South Carolina High School Lacrosse Coaches Association
SCILCA - South Carolina Independent Lacrosse Coaches Association (Has three Divisions: HS;MS; & Youth)
SCISA - South Carolina Independent Schools Association
SCILL - South Carolina Independent Lacrosse league


OPPORTUNITIES TO OFFICIATE

The rapid growth of lacrosse since our beginning in 2000 has been gratifying. In any new area, such as ours, there is always a need for officials. The sanctioning of lacrosse by the SCHSL now makes lacrosse an official interscholastic sport in South Carolina's Public Schools. This creates an even greater opportunity for men and women who would want to consider officiating our great game. The pay is commensurate with other sports and the opportunity to work a lot of games is evident. Our season begins in January and ends in May but there are other tournaments and clinics throughout the year where officials are needed.

If you want to learn more about officiating girls and/or boys lacrosse please contact . Kevin Osterstock ( kosterstock@yahoo.com ) or Meg Hendy ( meg.hendy@beaufort.k12.sc.us ). They will tell you how we will train you and how to get you certified. Looking forward to hearing from YOU !    

 

US Lacrosse member benefits include:

 

  • Lacrosse Magazine
  • Lacrosse insurance programs
  • Equipment & merchandise discounts
  • A national network
  • Instructional & promotional videos
  • The Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame
  • Safety & injury research
  • Sanctioning of all levels of US participation in men's international competition
  • Recognition, including scholastic academic All-America & US Men's and Women's Lacrosse Teams
  • Publications, training, & clinics for coaches, officials & players
  • Grants, loans & scholarship aide for players and programs