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Summer season finally wrapped up today. Check out who won these Madlax Awards!

Madlax-Capital Coaches and Directors are proud to announce the C.A.S.E. and MVP Team Awards for the summer season 2014. Go here, www.madlax.com/case to see the All-Time Awards going way back!

Congratulations to these players! Register for the fall season already here, www.madlax.com/fall

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Summer 2014    
  C.A.S.E. MVP
U9 Blue Blake Carawan Connor Pinto
U9 Orange Drew Ambrose Chris Matia
U11 Blue Zachary Walsh Reid Norton
U11 Orange Jason Lach Will McCulloch (offense), Will Matia (defense)
U13 Blue Chase Calderon Chris Clark
U13 Orange Finlay MacKnight Connor Shellenberger
U15 White Dominic DiBenedetto Kevin Jackson
U15 Blue PJ Zinsner Tim Saunders
U15 Orange Maguire DiLenge Ricky Miezan
2017 Blue Jimmy Logan Jordan Radoll
2017 Orange Gavin Legg Jack Peele
2016 Blue Kaleb Hunter Joe Neubauer
2016 Orange Kyle Richbourg Luke Strang
2015 Orange Ryan McLaughlin Fitz Reese

 

HS Orange Reaches Quarterfinals at FLG

07/22/2014, 6:15am EDT
By Madlax California

The Madlax California HS Orange team took its first trip to the East Coast this summer with the FLG in 3D tournament.  The team started play on Friday with an 7-4 win over the Looney's 2016 Green, a powerhouse club out of Baltimore. 
On Saturday, they opened the day with a second win over the Predators 2016 out of Maryland and finished bracket play with an 11-8 loss to 3D Canada/America. 

After the bracket play, the team was 2-1 and headed to a quarterfinal game against Eclispe.  Unforutnatley, the team lost to Eclispe, the eventual 2016 champions, to bow out of the championship bracket.

However, on Sunday morning the team bounced back with a decisive and dominating win 9-7 over the Haymakers.  It was a great weekend for Madlax California.  The team showed great character and was paced by Team MVP Angelo Lagormarismo and C.A.S.E. award winner Cary Goeller.

"This group was incredible," said Head Coach Panchito Ojeda.  "They played as a team.  Very unselfish and focused on getting better and learning the game.  Throughout the weekend they represented Madlax California and themsevles well.  Each of these young men are getting better and poised to make a big impact with Madlax in the fall and their high schools next spring!"

2019 Madlax National Team Takes Gold at the World Games

07/17/2014, 8:45pm EDT
By Madlax Cali

The 2019 Madlax National team won the World Lacrosse Fesitval Championship in Denver, Co. this week, beating Denver Elite 5-4 in the semi-final to earn the championship berth. Team Madlax showed very impressive focus and IQ to pace the game versus NJ South, earning a 8-6 win!

Coach Maddux, Coach Boothe, and Coach Marriott kept the peddle to the metal the entire tournament; Madlax outscored their opponents 79-15 to garnish an 8-0 record. 

The National Team was paced by goalie Tim Marcille, Faceoff man Rory Bracken, LSM/D Michael Grogan and attackman Taylor Musa, but the depth of talent was most impressive to the coaches. 

Madlax-Cali's Todd Evans (attack) joined the National Team and coaches were impressed with his showing. Coach Marriott on Madlax-Cali's Todd Evans, "Todd proved to be a good finisher and potted several goals for us. stepping into a completely new team smoothly."

"All in all, the players, families and coaches had a great experience and will have memories that last a lifetime. It's truly incredible that players from different programs throughout the country can come together and accomplish such a great achievement," were Coach Marriott's words to wrap up a truly breathtaking run in Denver, Co. at the World Lacrosse Festival. 

The 2017 Orange team headed into the final tournament off a sweet 2nd place finish in the Pacific Surf Tournament.  They started the West Coast Showcase in opposite fashion dropping two games.  However, this team showed the character that Madlax teams have been known to display and won 3 of the next 4 to finish in 3rd place in the U17 Platinum Division.

After dropping two games to 3D 2016, the 2017 team got a key victory over North Bay Aces to keep themselves in the hunt for a podium finish.  On Sunday morning they lost a heart breaker 10-9 against the Spartans of De La Salle.  With the three way tie, they had to battle the Spartans again.  This time they ran away with an 8-4 victory and won the last game due to forfeit to finish in 3rd place.

It was a tremendous season for the 2017 Orange team.  They finsihed the summer 13-6 and got on the podium in 3 of the 4 tournaments they participated in. 

Coach Hewitt and Coach Ward showed great focus all season long, pushing the squad to play hard, fast, and smart! Look for this team to keep improving as the players move into their sophomore year.

The Madlax High School Blue team has battled each and every weekend this summer.  They have been on the short end of a number of close games, losing 1 in a braveheart and 4 by 1 goal.  However, the team has shown great character in continuing to battle.

After Saturday's one goal loss to the Lax Bros in the final 5 minutes, it felt like it might be one of those weekends.  You can't count High School Blue out though.  They bounced back to secure wins over the Falcons and High Sierra.  These wins propelled the team to a third place finish in the U19 Silver division.

The third place finish was the perfect finish to a great summer for High School Blue.  They got better and achieved their highest finish of the summer on their last weekend.  Great display of C.A.S.E. from the players to the coaches. 

Madlax California Heads Into Final Summer Tournament

07/11/2014, 11:45am EDT
By Madlax California

Madlax California will be heading to Morgan Hill this weekend to finish off their summer season.  This is the final tournament for most of the program and will be a ton of fun!

HS Blue, fresh off a victory to finish up their Pacific Surf Tournament enters the U19 Silver division and will face some difficult games with 3D SoCal making the trip north.  The team has battled and has been stout on the defensive half of the field.  They will look to have a break through weekend on offense as they finsh the summer.

2017 Orange just appeared in the championship game of the Pacific Surf Tournament.  They will be looking to avenge that loss by challenging themselves in the U17 Silver division.  Led by their defense, the team is looking to build on the offensive success they had this past weekend and cap off the summer with a few victories!

U13 will be playing up in the U15 division this weekend.  Nothing this team of tough players can't handle. They have been fighting tooth and nail all season long, and are looking to finsih it off with a division championship.  Competing in the U15 Silver division will be tough, but the players and coaches are excited about the task ahead of them.  Determined, they will be a formidable opponent this weekend.

U11 finishes their season this weekend after having a successful trip to Pacific Surf.  The team battled hard and had some losses, but also got a victory 4-3 over Team NorCal to top off their weekend.  The players have been geling and growing, so they are posided for a big weekend.

The U9 program is making the inaugural debut this weekend.  Having never competed in an event before as a team, it is going to be a lot of fun watching these players grow together throughout the day.  Coaches Ed Meyer and Eddie Espejo are excited for the weekend and believe their team will work hard which could definitely result in some great games.

Follow Madlax on http://california.madlax.com or on twitter @madlaxcali 
 

Madlax Announces Bay Area Box Lacrosse League

07/08/2014, 11:15am EDT
By Madlax California

North Bay, CA - Madlax California is pleased to announce the formation of the Bay Area Box Lacrosse League (BABLL), the premier box lacrosse league in the North Bay.

Box lacrosse is a great way to get some cross training not to mention an exhilirating sport on its own!  The BABLL is committed to playing true Canadian style box lacrosse in the North Bay.  Best part of the whole thing, we are playing box lacrosse outside! 

The league will feature

  • Preseason Training Camp with experience box lacrosse professionals
  • Program designed to accomodate multi-sport athletes
  • The Madlax All-Box Team will compete in a high level tournament against other Box Lacrosse programs

Full league details can be found at: http://california.madlax.com/babll

"Box Lacrosse has been getting a lot of hype over the years. The truth of it is that the Canadians have it right. Many of the top players today come from extensive Canadian box lacrosse roots. We are committed to providing an avenue to replicate  and teach this quality style of box lacrosse in our own backyard." - Matt Blamey, Co-Director - Madlax California

The Bay Area Box Lacrosse League wil begin in late August / early September and run through the middle of November.  This league will sell out so reserve your spot in the league today here!

About Madlax California
Madlax California is an All Star travel team based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Beginning in 2013, Madlax California is committed to developing players skills, good sportsmanship, and fostering their love of the game through their C.A.S.E. methodology.  Come build a strong C.A.S.E. with Madlax California today!
 

HS Orange Finishes 3rd in Pacific Surf Tournament

07/07/2014, 10:30am EDT
By Madlax California

The High School Orange team finished 3rd in the Pacific Surf Tournament despite missing players who are playing with the Madlax National Team in Maryland.  The team forged together and finished with some positive results.

Saturday the team opened play against the Sacramento Aces Elite.  In a back and forth game, the team came up just short losing 7-5.  However, they bounced back to play the defending champs, ADVNC, to a 4-4 tie in a game that featured some great defense!  In their final game of the day the team finished yet again in a 4-4 tie to Tribe 831 as the defense had another strong performance.

After finishing Saturday with 2 ties, the team needed a strong Sunday to compete for the championship.  They got that with the offense exploding for nine in the first game and eight in the second.  With strong offense and more excellent goaltending by Ethan Baer (2015) and Cary Goeller (2015) the team was able to win 9-4 against Sacrament Aces Impact and 8-3 against Aces East Bay. 

It was yet another excellent weekend for the HS Orange team as the team featured multiple assisted goals and had over 7 different scorers including Max Hoppe who played up from the HS Blue team.  HS Orange has practices for the next two weeks before heading to Maryland to compete in FLG by 3D.

 

Madlax California Prepares for Pacific Surf Festival

07/01/2014, 3:15pm EDT
By Madlax California

Madlax California is halfway through it's season.  The season has opened up strong for the program with multiple teams finishing in the top 3 in their respective brackets.

As the program looks forward to the Pacific Surf Festival they will look to continue to build on the success they have been having this summer and beyond.  All three high school teams, 2018, U13, and U11 will be participating.  "We have seen tremendous growth this summer with Madlax California at all ages," stated Co-Director Panchito Ojeda.  "It has been great for our program and for our players as each of them is getting better and still getting all the benefits of the Madlax difference!"

Games begin on Saturday morning.  You can see the each team's schedule by going to their respective pages.

Check SPORT NGIN APP to be sure. Linway Terrace is OPEN.

Practices for U13, U15 Orange & 2017 Orange will be at Linway Terrace Park TODAY.

U15W, U15BL, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Blue Team Practices are at Spring Hill Rec Field #3 TODAY.

New times and details are all here, www.madlax.com/summer

If you download the Sport NGIN APP on your smartphone these changes would auto update on your smartphone! Also you should add the ICAL feed to your Calendar on your phones! Those URL's are found on www.madlax.com/summer also.

Good luck!

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