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Madlax-Capital All-Stars Spring Season Tryouts and Registration

01/28/2015, 5:30pm EST
By Madlax Director

New Players & Returners Can Register Now! The Best 2nd-8th grade Boys Wanted!

2015 Madlax-Capital Spring Tryouts & Season
www.madlax.com/spring

Register for tryouts (new players) or the season (returners) today. Tryouts start Sunday, March 1st at Landon School. Returners and new players must both attend. ONLY top 2nd-8th graders WANTED!

Madlax is recognized as one of the premier programs in the country and so we are looking for the DC area's best players and athletes to tryout and join us. Spring is a PERFECT time to join Madlax-Capital All-Stars. The competition and level of play is unmatched in VA, DC or MD. You will represent the greater DC area on a regional madlax elite team that competes at the highest level youth spring league in the country. The spring season is March 1-May 31, 2015. The season starts on March 29th but each weekend in March we have a tournament or Play Day! Talented new players are welcome to tryout if you are in 2nd through 8th grade. Every player will receive at least 2 tryouts plus get to compete in the awesome Ice Breaker tournament in live games!

All finalized teams will then be playing in our very own March MAD-ness Play Day on March 15th in preparation for the exciting and challenging NPYLL season!

For all spring season details and registration, go to www.Madlax.com/Spring

Email us with any season questions. info@madlax.com

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Madlax 2017 Orange Wraps up Winter 2015 going 9-1

01/22/2015, 6:00am EST
By Madlax California

The Madlax 2017 Orange team has had an impressive run thus far in 2015. The team competed in the King's Showcase, held in Golden Gate Park, January 10 & 11. Madlax finished with an untarnished record, winning the Championship Game in the Rising Stars/U17 Division, capped of with a 5-0 record.

The attack was led by Maxwell Pierce at X and demonstrated fantastic poise, attacking at the right times and slowing the pace after long defensive stands. Wins against East Bay Aces (13-2) and The Knights (8-4) proved how well the squad possessed there rock and controlled the gameplay. Defenders Matt Jackson and Conor Slevin anchored the defense, while freshmen LSM/FO/Defender Henry Tunney controlled the face-off X and pushed numerous transition opportunities. Zac Jacobsen led the midfield, ripping corners on a regular basis. The entire team contributed every game and the team's success could not have been so without all of the players!

Madlax 2017 Orange trucked down to Indio, California for the winter's premier lacrosse festival, Sandstorm. The tournament was held in beautiful Southern California, at the Empire Polo Club. The players took this two-day tournament as another test to show their ever evolving play. Madlax 2017 Orange went 4-1, placing 2nd in the competitive 2017 bracket. They took notable victories over 3d and Silverfin, with their sole blemish against the tournament runner-up Mad Dog Select. 

Coach Klontz and Coach Richmond both offered terrific insight to the team's play thus far in 2015, "The team's success is centered on our defense's ability to limit our opponents to one possession and one chance on offense every time. When we hold true to this requirement, we are highly successful". Isaiah Blomgren took the majority of face-offs at Sandstorm, showing his continued improvement at the position. With a roster of 16, in hot and sunny weather, the team used their conditioning to outdo opponents and creative consistent opportunities in transition. 

Madlax 2017 wrapped up the 2015 winter tournament season with a 9-1 record, with a large "goals for" advantage. Good luck to all of our players in their respective spring high school seasons! Look for Madlaxers to make some ripples this spring in the highly competitive MCAL and NCS divisions!

4 Madlax National Teams traveled to Tampa, Florida @ the NDP TOC sponsored by Dicks

Madlax National Teams attended the prestigious national championship tournament in Tampa, Florida and came home CHAMPIONS in two very difficult divisions. It all started with just one practice the day before but Madlax players and coaches created instant chemistry that translated to fun, success and a lasting lacrosse memory of a lifetime! 

Madlax entered a team in four divisions: 11U, 13U, 15U and Elite. The 13U and 15U teams won the National Championships!  The 13U team won this tournament for the 2nd year in a row.

The Elite Team, coached by Trent Carter (Florida) and John Sivillo (Florida), was led by Poochie Stemmler (California), Michael Nathan (Florida), Ritter Marchant (Capital), Zach Woods (Florida) and Reed Thomson (Capital). They finished with a 4-3 record and advanced to the quarter-finals.

The 15U team, coached by Andrew Klontz (California), Cabell Maddux (National) and Dan Soviero (Florida), was led by Jack Keating (Capital), Joey Epstein (Capital), Connor McCulloch (Capital), Luke Curran (Florida), Sean Mahoney (Florida), Ricky Miezan (Capital), Austin Stewart (Capital), Steven Cornwell (Capital), Danny Walsh (Capital ), Jack Scalia (Capital) and Shane Corcoran (Capital). Austin Stewart was named Championship game MVP with one goal and 3 assists. The team finished 7-1 and had an impressive run through the playoffs against some of the best teams in the country. This team beat Brady Bunch with a goal from Luke Curran with 1 second on the clock in the quarter-finals. They then beat FCA Nationals (defending champs) 6-5 in OT after being down 5-1 at half-time. Connor McCulloch had a goal off a feed from Austin Stewart. Then, finally, they defeated a Sweetlax team who was undefeated (but missing players who were ejected due to fighting) in the finals 11-9.

The 13U team, coached by Matt Marriott (Capital) and Hunter Krout (Florida), was led by Connor Shllenberger, Emmett Barger, Finaly MacKnight (All Capital) on attack, Brian Wilmans, Mason Edwards, Jon Bender (All Capital) at midfield, Michael Grogan (Capital), Gabe Galbraith (Sentry-Texas), Brad Lenard (Capital) on defense and Zeb Fuller (Florida), Nathan McAleer (Sentry-Texas) in goal. The 13U team went 8-0 and frankly rolled through teams. The closest games were against Atlanta Empire who they were only leading 6-5 at half before pulling out an 13-6 win. The Cannons challenged Madlax Nationals as Madlax only lead 4-1 at half but finished off 9-1 to take the championship. 

The 11U Team, coached by Bobby Guill (Capital) and Vince Lodato (Capital), was led by Will McCulloch and Witt Crawford on Attack, Alex Holmes, Dominic Yantiss and Jason Lach at midfield, John Fontham and Will Matia on defense, and Will Barnes in the goal. All players were from Capital U13 Orange, U13 Blue and U11 Orange teams. They finished 4-4 overall. Madlax will add new players from all partner programs and regional programs in summer 2015 to create a true 2022 National Team!

Complete National Team details are found at www.madlax.com/nationals

If you or your club is interested in becoming part of the Madlax National Program please email info@madlax.com for details.

Scoopers, Rippers, Face-Off, Dodging & Shooting start in early January.

www.madlax.com/winterclinics

Madlax has rolled out a new and exciting line of lacrosse winter indoor clinics for boys and girls ages 6-18 (or in 1st-12th grades). Madlax offers six unique clinics that will help your son become a better player before the important spring outdoor season. Whether he is a beginner or an elite level player, you will find a clinic that works perfectly and will get him better while having fun.

Outstanding coaches, organized clinic plans in a first class facility at the Dulles SportsPlex in northern Virginia.

Register today as many have a low maximum number of players and will fill up soon.

WINTER CLINICS (Listed by start Date)
Box Lax (Intermediate-Advanced). Starts December 9, 2014.
Face-Off (All Levels). Starts January 6, 2015.
Scoopers (Introductory). Starts January 20, 2015.
Rippers (Intermediate). Starts January 20, 2015.
Shooting & Dodging (Intermediate-Advanced). Starts January 20, 2015.

To learn more about all and to register go here,

www.madlax.com/winterclinics

Madlax-Capital All-Stars Holiday Party - Tonight

12/17/2014, 10:45am EST
By Madlax Coaches

Madlax players and families are invited Wednesday, 12/17, from 5-7pm

Thank you all so much for yet another amazing year with Madlax! We would love for every Madlax player, parents and siblings to attend our holiday party on Wednesday, December 17th from 5pm-7pm. The party will be held at the newly designed Madlax store featuring a stringing lounge. 

As a Special Thank you we will be offer:

1. Raffles for various FREE All-Star gear and other equipment! 

2. FREE Pizza and Drinks!

3. EVERYTHING in the STORE will be 15% OFF. Sale Items are available up to 75% OFF!

4. Pictures, music and Madlax highlight videos on Big TV from this past year. 

Be sure to stop by to celebrate the winter holidays and New Year with all of your Madlax teammates and coaches. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Store Address & Directions FOUND HERE

1345 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, Va 22101

The 2nd Annual YOLO 7v7 Classic Wrap-up

12/12/2014, 11:30am EST
By Madlax-California

The 2nd Annual YOLO 7v7 Tournament, held at Davis Senior High School, was a resounding success thanks to the 20 teams and 200+ players who participated in the action-packed, fast-paced tournament!

The 7v7 gameplay format inserts all players into constant action. Tournament founder & director Jon Harlan premiered a 30-second shot clock this year in addition to his custom two-point arc, "the shot clock forces players to be on constant alert and produces more shots than in most standard 10v10 games... we were very impressed with the speed of play and the repetitions for all YOLO players today". 

Terra Linda Middie & Sr. Captain Adam Simon loved the game format, "The shot clock and two-point line were X-factors that helped level the playing field...[they] added to the fun and excitement, no lead was safe". 

The tournament held divisions for U13, U15, HS JV, & HS Varsity. Each division consisted of at least four teams. 

The Scorpions won the U13 division, playing fast and confident all day!

The P-Town Storm went undefeated, with a winning margin of more than 10 goals in each game!

The HS JV division featured a ton of talent especially in the Western Conference, comprised of The Pack (East Bay), Homegrown (North Bay/SF), & Madd Hadders (Marin/SF)

Homegrown handled Madd Hadders easily in pool play but the Hadders stepped up in the 'Re-Match' Championship Game! Coach Spencer 'Savvy' Martin made a few game-time adjustments in the Semi-Finals against a physical & gritty Stampede Team. They continued to build on the momentum with a convincing win over Homegrown in the Championship!

Mason DePaola (Rancho Cotati, Fr.), Maxwell Pierce (Bishop O'Dowd, Soph.) & Blaine Mackin (Bellarmine Prep, Soph.) anchored the attack unit while Jack Depenaloza (Riptide, 8th Grade) & Olin Piotter (Santa Rosa, Fresh.)  had breakout performances in the midfield. The real juggernaut of the day was the unorthodox standout play of Goalie Nick Baralozza (Terra Linda, Soph, MVP.)

The Sacramento Aces featured some studs on offense and a pesky goalie between the pipes, helping them capture the HS Varsity division crown! 

Thank you to all the players and families who made the 2nd Annual YOLO Classic a terrific time for all involved. Good luck in the upcoming spring season! Please contact calidirectors@madlax.com if you have any questions. We look forward to all the teams rejoining us next year!

Congratulations to Michael Nathan (defense), Sam Hoover (defense), Pat Mahoney (attack), and face-off freshman Sean Mahoney (on opposing team not in picture) for making the All-Star Team at the Madlax Showcase on November 22nd. They were selected by the 41 college coaches in attendance. Great job guys way to keep putting Florida on the map.

Additionally there is a nice write-up both Sam and Michael received from 3D Rising, an online lacrosse recruiting network that was there scouting players...Awesome Job Boys!

http://3drising.com/3d-rising/madlax-east-coast-fall-showcase-features-talent-far-and-wide

Madlax wins Derek Pieper

11/24/2014, 2:45pm EST
By Madlax

Congratulations to Coach Quillens Madlax team taking down Palm Beach Revolution yesterday to win the Rising Star A division at the Derek Pieper.  Eighth grade goalie Zeb Fuller stepped up along with the defense to hold onto the win.

East Coast Showcase & Invitational

11/21/2014, 2:30pm EST
By Madlax Tournaments

A Premier College Recruiting Event in Washington, DC 11/22-23, 2015

The East Coast Fall Showcase & Invitational 2014 presented by Madlax

120 Uncommitted Boys will compete at The Landon School on Saturday, November 22, 2015 in front of college coaches.

Players will compete in 3 games and the TOP 40 will play an All-Star Game.

Details here, www.madlax.com/fallshowcase

16 Teams, over 400 boys, from some of the nations top varsity programs and 4 elite showcase teams, including the Madlax Nationals, will compete for a fall Team Invitational Tournament on Sunday, November 23, 2015.

Details here, www.madlax.com/falleastcoast

See and learn about all Madlax Tournaments & Showcases in California, Florida and the DC area here, www.madlax.com/tournaments

Play With Passion - Madlax Tournament Directors

Paradise Shootout Recap

11/10/2014, 10:15am EST
By Madlax Florida

Congratulations to U15 who went undefeated (5-0) capturing the Championship for their division it was an all out team effort. High School Blue also had a solid tournament performance going 5-2 loosing a close one to New Wave from Chicago for the Championship. High School orange held its own going 4-2 loosing to Revolutions senior team in the final four. Despite the weather on Sunday all three teams preformed well.