Madlax U13 Orange - Summer 2012 - madlaxu13orange

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Upcoming tournament - Summer Tour Finale at the Polo Grounds at Summer Hill Farm.  Home everyone can make it!  Some great competition including the top Long Island Express team - Tenacious Turtles as well as the Breakers - should be a great test!



Coach's Corner

Each week during the summer season we'll get you the full scoop from Coach Nalls on what went right and what went wrong following each game.  You get insight from those on the field! 

Tournament Summary - Tri-State

Madlax U13 Orange boys went 4 -3 at the Tri-State Tournament while playing the toughest schedule of any team in the bracket.  The team played 5 of the top 6 teams at the tournament in 7 games.  The boys played great in all of the seeding round games ending up 3-2 with only two overtime losses against the top seed and the 4th seed at the tournament.  In our first game Friday against the #4 seeded Gladiators 7 different players scored in a 7-4 win (Jack Cassidy was the MVP of the game).  The second game was a 3-2 OT loss to the 3rd seeded Long Island Express (Korwan) team, Emmet and AJ scored the goals for Madlax in this game.  Game three was another defensive battle against #5 seeded Long Island Express (McManus) this time the boys from Madlax won 2-1 after a last second shot hit the left post as time expired.  Will Oliver scored and Riley Larson tallied the game winner on an assist from Nick Gallagher on a broken in-bounds play.  Game 4 against #1 seeded Team 91 Orange opened up with a flurry of goals and a 3-1 halftime lead for Madlax, but Team 91 inched back during the second half and eventually tied the game at 3.  Overtime was again heartbreaking as the top seeded 91 team scored on a shot from the slot to win the game 4-3.  John Colucci scored the game’s best goal on a feed from Connor McCulloch.  Will Oliver and AJ Nieves also tallied in the game.  Shane and Austin Lizama were incredible at the defensive end.  Game 5 of the tournament against 13th seeded Team Long Island felt like a much needed break after the grueling schedule on Friday and Saturday morning.  Madlax was easily able to win this one as Noah Clemente scored his first Madlax Goal in a 6-1 victory.  At the conclusion of the seeding round a couple of OT losses prevented Madlax from gaining the #1 seed and a seventh place draw in the playoffs led to a hard fought 5-4 victory over Tri-State Black where Coleman Bishop scored two key goals in the game, and Shane Corcoran was incredible down the stretch in the goal.  That victory was followed by a rematch from the NPYLL season and an eventual 6-0 loss against the Breakers.  Even though the team fell short of its goal of bringing home the Tri-State Championship for the Madlax Program, the boys played tough against some of the best competition in the country, and they should be proud of their efforts.  Next stop Hershey, Pennsylvania!  GO MADLAX!

 



Tournament Summary - Madlax-Capital Summer Classic by Coach Nalls

Madlax U13 Orange boys went 3 -2 at the Madlax Capital Classic Tournament.  In the blistering summer heat of the last Saturday of June, not even a state of emergency could keep the Madlax Orange from showing up and showing off both a high powered offense, and some of their best defense of the year in the first two games of the tournament (9-3 over Finish Hard and 7-3 over local competitor Next Level).  Shane Corcoran was great in goal and in the clearing game all tournament and Colin Shreves was solid on ball, and excellent off ball with several key slides.  The scoring came from all over, but Zach Johnson stood out at the midfield with several hustle plays on both offense and defense, and Nick Gallagher on attack was aggressive on the dodge all weekend long.  Saturday ended in a 6-1 loss to the Patriots 8th grade team from New Jersey.  The boys played hard and the score was 2-1 at halftime, but the summer sun and the smothering defense of the Patriots took the energy out of the orangemen.  Sunday’s 2:00pm game against Leading Edge from New Jersey was essentially a playoff game to make it to the championship game and another shot at the Patriots.  Madlax was up to the challenge and prevailed 5-3.  Gavin Legg and Jack Cassidy dominated the game at long stick defense in a close defensive battle.  Matched up against the Patriots again in the championship game, Madlax played a much stronger game, and with the exception of a few minutes in the 3rd quarter, outplayed the Patriots in the rematch.  Jackson Smith, Emmet Kemble and John Collucci won key face-offs and Will Oliver and Riley Larson transitioned the ball very well in the final quarter.  Facing an 8-3 deficit in the fourth, the play at the midfield and the loud and positive cheering from the parents inspired a come-back of 3 goals in the game’s final minutes.  The final score 6-8.  Even in the loss, the boys knew that they had played some great lacrosse, and could hold their heads high.  Next stop Princeton New Jersey!  GO MADLAX!



Tournament Summary - Green Turtle by Coach Nalls

Madlax U13 Orange boys went 3 -1 at the Green Turtle Tournament.  Off to a slow start against Battlelax in the morning, the boys managed to pull out an 9-8 victory in the waning seconds of the game.  Team Captain AJ Nieves led the scoring with 4 goals in the game.  In games 2 and 3, Madlax won in dominant fashion against both the Mavericks (10-5 victory) and Fearless (11 – 6 victory).  The defense led by Eric Lane and Gavin Legg looked sharp and the offense was bolstered by some incredible play from Austin Stewart and Connor McCulloch.  Congrats goes to Jack Peele who scored his first Madlax goal in game 3 against Fearless.  A double overtime 8-7 braveheart loss to the Crabs was the only blemish on the record of the young men in orange and blue, but anyone who was in attendance can attest to the incredible effort and intensity that the boys poured into the game.  Although it was a disappointing loss for all of us, there were many bright spots in the final game of the day.  Madlax dominated the Crabs at the face-off X.  Emmet Kemble scored twice on face-off fast breaks immediately after the Crabs scored to squash any momentum they could muster, Emmet also added a 3rd fast break face off goal on a scoring run of our own.  Jackson Smith also won several key face-offs in the contest.  John Colucci, Timothy Saunders, Austin Stewart and Connor McCulloch all had touches on a flag down possession in the box that lasted about 2 minutes, finally ending in a goal.  Coach Maddux’s comment on the play, “that was one of the greatest possessions I have ever seen ”.  In 4 minutes of overtime, the Crabs did not possess the ball once in our end of the field.  The ride pressure created by our attack (especially Nick Gallagher and Coleman Bishop) and the middies was some of the best I’ve witnessed.  I am confident that this was the last one of these…in the next one, WE WILL BEGIN A NEW STREAK OF DOMINANCE over the bushel basket boys that will last the rest of the summer and beyond.  GO MADLAX!

 


Game Summaries from the Spring NPYLL Season:

Coach Maddux Quarter Final Playoff Game Summary vs Cannons:

Madlax came out flying and jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 1st quarter against the Cannons in G=Town University Stadium. We were able to play everyone on the entire team a lot of minutes and have fun as we won 10-4 in a NPYLL quarter-final game. Will Oliver scored a bunch of goals and Emmett controlled face-offs all game. The team is focused and ready for the Crabs game this Saturday in the semi-finals.

Coach Maddux Game 5 Summary vs Arden:


Madlax played a brilliant game offensively and held off a potent Arden offense in a solid 13-8 win. Emmett Kemble dominated face-offs all day and created numerous fast breaks. Jackson Smith had 5 goals and AJ Nieves had 4 goals to lead our offense in scoring on the day. We need to tighten up defensively the next two weeks as we get ready for playoffs. A win this weekend against Club Blue may get us the #2 seed and a home playoff game so we have a lot to play for. Goals against is the tie breaker for seeding so again, our defense has to toughen up this weekend against a solid Club Blue team. 6 teams make U13AA playoffs this spring since there are 14 teams so we want the #2 seed which has a bye and home field in semi-finals.  Let's focus and get this done. 


Coach Maddux Game 4 Summary vs Breakers:


Tough loss Sunday. The boys showed a lot of heart and mental toughness coming back from 0-3 early in 1st quarter and really controlled the tempo of the game for 3 quarters!  The loss will make us hungrier and better in the long run. We need to win the remaining games to earn a possible home game for the playoffs.  Jackson Smith was outstanding on face-offs and Gavin Legg was excellent at LSMid.  We controlled the middle of field and team defense was the best effort of of the year in 6v6. Our clearing needs major work. Offense was dynamic and balanced against a very good defense. Connor McCullough finished key fastbreaks off feeds from AJ Nieves to give us a chance to win.  


Coach Maddux Game 3 Summary vs MLC:

U13 Orange finally found the rhythm we had be looking for all season. Everyone played well and we were dominating. We played with great chemistry and intensity and the timing is perfect considering this Sunday we have our biggest and hardest game of the regular season vs the Breakers. They beat the Crabs already and are undefeated like us. We need to play at the level we did this past Sunday for 4 quarters to win. If we win we will most likely be the #1 seed in the playoffs and have home games at G-Town University throughout playoffs. It should be a battle and fun. Parents are reminded to get their boys to bed early on Saturday night as it is an early game Sunday morning. Get ready! 

Coach Maddux Game 1 Summary vs Bethesda:

This week our guys started out slow with a 3-2 half-time lead.  Madlax U13AA team woke up, caught passes and finished their shots and played to their potential dominating the second half outscoring Bethesda 8-1 for an 11-3 win!  Coleman Bishop and Connor Jacoby shared the lead scoring with 4 goals each while Jackson Smith netted 2.  Will Oliver earned the Game MVP with a goal and 4 assists.  On defense Gavin Legg was very impressive with the longstick in his hands for the first time ever as our defense was missing 3 players.  

Player Spotlight

Next up are the U13 Newbies and Young Guns - the 6th Graders - Will Morrison, PJ Zinsner, John Colucci, Timothy Saunders, Connor McCulloch, Connor Jacoby and Austin Stewart...

Austin Plaster - Defense - Jersey #15

How many years have you played lacrosse?  5 Years
What rec team do you play for this spring? ALC
How did you hear about Madlax? Coach McCulloch
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? Wanted more competition
Your favorite music band? None in particular
Your favorite college lacrosse team?  UVA 
Your favorite college/pro player?  Matt Lovejoy (most GBs for UVA Defense this year) 
What other sports do you play? There are other sports?
Do you have a nickname? No
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? YES, not sure where yet
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Stop ball!
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:   Intense

Riley Larson - Midfield - Jersey #20

How many years have you played lacrosse?  6 Years
What rec team do you play for this spring? ALC
How did you hear about Madlax? Some kids in the grade above me played so I wanted to try it
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? Friends
Your favorite music band? Cage the Elephant
Your favorite college lacrosse team?  UVA 
Your favorite college/pro player?  Chris LaPierre or Collin Briggs 
What other sports do you play? Basketball & Football
Do you have a nickname? Some people at school call me Riles
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? YES, UVA or any other D1 schools along the east coast
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? I know what to do at all positions and I can set up plays and score
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:   Enthusiastic

Emmet Kemble - Midfield - Jersey #19

How many years have you played lacrosse?  4 Years
What rec team do you play for this spring? Southwestern
How did you hear about Madlax? I played Madlax in a tournament and they were impressive
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? I was not playing any travel teams and thought they would be a good team to play on
Your favorite music band? AD/DC
Your favorite college lacrosse team?  UVA 
Your favorite college/pro player?  Mark Mathews 
What other sports do you play? Basketball
Do you have a nickname? Emm
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes, UVA
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Being a team player
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:   Instructional

Eric Lane - Defense - Jersey #13
How many years have you played lacrosse?  8 Years
What rec team do you play for this spring? Only Madlax
How did you hear about Madlax? Played against Madlax in a summer tournament
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? To become a better lacrosse player
Your favorite music band? Too many, can't pick one
Your favorite college lacrosse team?  Johns Hopkins
Your favorite college/pro player?  Kip Turner
What other sports do you play? Football
Do you have a nickname? E
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes at Hopkins
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Hard work, strong effort
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:   Intense! 

Will Oliver - Midfield - Jersey #26
How many years have you played lacrosse?  7 Years
What rec team do you play for this spring? Damascus
How did you hear about Madlax? Older brother JT
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? Improve skills
Your favorite music band? Cage the Elephant
Your favorite college lacrosse team?  Syracuse 
Your favorite college/pro player?  Jeremy Thompson 
What other sports do you play? Football
Do you have a nickname? Will
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes Syracuse 
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Team player
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:   Demanding 

Zach Johnson - Midfield - Jersey #18

How many years have you played lacrosse? 3 Years
What rec team do you play for this spring? None. All in with Madlax
How did you hear about Madlax? Camps
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? Wanted to get better
Your favorite music band? Various - hard to select just one
Your favorite college lacrosse team? UVA, my sister just committed to play soccer there - Go Hoos! 
Your favorite college/pro player? Steele Stanwick.  Go Hoos!
What other sports do you play? Soccer, basketball & swimming
Do you have a nickname? ZJ 
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes, UVA.  Go Hoos!  Did I mention my sister?
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Hard work
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:   Loud!


Jacob Lazris - Defense - Jersey #14

How many years have you played lacrosse? 6 years
What rec team do you play for this spring? McLean
How did you hear about Madlax? My older brother played for Madlax
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? Wanted to play lacrosse at a higher level
Your favorite music band? Linkin Park
Your favorite college lacrosse team? Princeton 
Your favorite college/pro player? Steele Stanwick
What other sports do you play? Basketball
Do you have a nickname? Laz 
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes, Princeton
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? intensity and hard work
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:   Dedicated


Nick Gallagher - Attack - Jersey #4

How many years have you played lacrosse?  7
What rec team do you play for this spring? School Team - Mater Dei
How did you hear about Madlax? Attended a Madlax camp at St Johns
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? Wanted to play on a summer team
Your favorite music band? Dave Matthews Band
Your favorite college lacrosse team? Notre Dame
Your favorite college/pro player? Zach Palmer
What other sports do you play? Football and Basketball
Do you have a nickname? Gags
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes, Maryland
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Dedication for the game
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:  Enthusiastic
 

AJ Nieves - Attack - Jersey #7

How many years have you played lacrosse?  7
What rec team do you play for this spring? SYA (Southwestern Youth)
How did you hear about Madlax? My brother - he played for Coach Maddux
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? Wanted to play for the best lax program
Your favorite music band? Dave Matthews Band
Your favorite college lacrosse team? Syracuse and Salisbury
Your favorite college/pro player? Tim Desko - Syracuse Attack & Alex Nieves - Salisbury Midfielder
What other sports do you play? Football and Basketball
Do you have a nickname? AJ is my nickname (Austin James is my real name)
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes, Syracuse or Salisbury
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Being a team player
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:  Veryloud


Bishop Coleman - Attack - Jersey #1

How many years have you played lacrosse?  7
What rec team do you play for this spring? Great Falls
How did you hear about Madlax? My older brother
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? To get better
Your favorite music band? Atmosphere
Your favorite college lacrosse team? Virginia
Your favorite college/pro player? Steele Stanwick and James Malm
What other sports do you play? Football and Basketball and Golf
Do you have a nickname? Bish
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes, UVA
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? Being unselfish
Provide one word to describe Coach Cabell:  Determined


Jack Cassidy  - Defense/LSM - Jersey #10

How many years have you played lacrosse? 8 years
What rec team do you play for this spring? Madlax is Jack's only team this season
How did you hear about Madlax? 
 Jack's cousin played Madlax
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax? To become a better lacrosse player
Your favorite music band? The Who
Your favorite college lacrosse team? Hopkins
Your favorite college/pro player? Jamie Lincoln
What other sports do you play? Football, basketball, wrestling
Do you have a nickname? Jack's name is actually his nickname, his formal name is Patrick
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? Yes, Navy
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team? My aggressiveness
Provide one word to describe Coach Maddux: Tough


Jackson Smith - Midfield - Jersey #23

How many years have you played lacrosse? 5 years
What rec team do you play for this spring? The Ashburn Bandits
How did you hear about Madlax? Going to a shooting and dodging clinic that Coach Cab was hosting
What made you decide to tryout for Madlax?  The reputation of the Madlax program and the success of the players going on to play college lacrosse  
Your favorite music band? Walk Off the Earth
Your favorite college lacrosse team? John's Hopkins
Your favorite college/pro player?  Steele Stanwick, UVA 
What other sports do you play? Football and Basketball
Do you have a nickname? Smitty
Do you want to play lacrosse in college and if so where? John's Hopkins
What do you think you contribute most to the Madlax U13 Orange Team?  Love for the game of lacrosse and my ability to be a team player 
Provide one word to describe Coach Maddux: Loud

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FYI - U13AA Breakers defeat Crabs last week 9-7


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Latest News - July 2, 2012

Congrats to U13 Orange for winning the 2012 Hogan's Hershey Lacrosse Championship going undefeated and winning the title game in dominating fashion!!!!  Next up - Summer Tour Finale!

For those of you that haven't seen it yet, here's the link to the Madlax 2012 NPYLL Highlights:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV_pEddifQo


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