Interboro Youth Lacrosse: US Lacrosse News

Wednesday, September 6
6th Annual US Lacrosse Foundation Open Putting Championship

The US Lacrosse Foundation is pleased to bring this year's Open Putting Tournament to the West Coast. Last year's event, with nearly 100 participants, was held at the famed Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York. The tournament used a scramble and string format on the Bethpage Black putting green. The winning foursome was Bill Miler, Patrick Miller, Dean Miller and Ryan Miller. Over the past five years, the event has raised over $300,000 in support of US Lacrosse and the national development of the sport.

The US Lacrosse Foundation is pleased to bring this event to prestigous golf courses around the country to raise critical funds to fuel the growth of the game and to secure its future. The Foundation is proud to showcase this sixth annual event at San Francisco's Olympic Club, the first time the event has come to the West Coast.

Richie Moran, former men’s lacrosse coach at Cornell University, returns again this year as the guest speaker for the evening. Last year, he spoke of the joy in seeing young girls and boys carrying lacrosse sticks and of the pace that the men and women of the First Sport Society have set. In his closing, he left the crowd with these words, "What’s the game going to be like in 2020? That’s our challenge."

Please print, complete and return the registration brochure to become part of the 2006 Putting Tournament at The Olympic Club. Please contact Kate Story if you have further questions or need additional information.

Contributions to the US Lacrosse Foundation
If you are unable to participate in this year's tournament but would still like to make a donation to the US Lacrosse Foundation, please mail your donation to:

US Lacrosse Foundation
113 West University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21210

Thank you for your support!

Previous Putting Tournaments:
2005 — Bethpage State Park • Farmingdale, NY
2004 — Merion Golf Club • Ardmore, PA
2003 — Dedham County and Polo Club • Dedham, MA
2002 — Caves Valley Golf Club • Owings Mills, MD
2001 — Baltusrol Country Club • Springfield, NJ

More About The Olympic Club
Founded in 1860 by 23 young athletes enthusiastic for physical fitness, The Olympic Club is regarded as the oldest athletic club in the United States. It was originally home to the latest in gymnastic equipment, but underwent countless additions to meet the athletic needs its growing member-base. The Olympic Club produced champions in numerous sports, including boxing, swimming, football, basketball, and track and field.

In 1922, the Lakeside Clubhouse was erected overlooking the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Daly City, about ten miles south of the famed downtown facility. Three golf courses were planned in the surrounding area, the Lake, Ocean, and Cliffs courses. This 36-hole layout has been regarded as the one of the most picturesque and demanding layouts in the United States.

In addition to hosting such golf events at the US Amateur and US Junior Amateur Championships, the Lake Course has been the site for the several exciting US Opens. In 1955, the then-unknown Jack Fleck tied golf legend Ben Hogan after 72 holes, only to defeat him in an 18-hole playoff. This feat denied Hogan of a record-breaking 5th US Open title.

With breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and the Pacific Ocean, the course is currently in the best shape of the past 25 years. The United States Golf Association recognizes The Olympic Club as one of the first 100 gold clubs in the country. In addition, Golfweek Magazine named The Olympic Club as one of "America's 100 Best Classical Courses" and the club earned a spot on the Top 100 Courses list in Golf Magazine.

Now over 5,000 members strong, The Olympic Club proves to be one of the most prestigious athletic clubs in the country, rich in both history and athletic success.

Schedule of Events
• 9 Hole Putting Tournament / Cocktail Reception & Dinner with NCAA Lacrosse Champion Coaches
• $2,500 entry fee per foursome includes gift bag, cocktails, dinner and prizes.

4:30 p.m.          Registration Opens
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.          Putting Tournament (Shotgun Start)
6:30 p.m.          Putting Finals, Play-off
7:00 p.m.          Dinner and Awards, Guest Speaker Richie Moran                                                               

Guest Speaker Richie Moran
Richie served as the head coach of the Cornell University lacrosse team for 29 years and is known throughout our community, our country and the world. He has held many positions and received numerous recognitions and awards for his accomplishments in the world of lacrosse.

As a lacrosse coach, Richie led Cornell to three national championships and an NCAA Division I record of 42 consecutive wins. He was the US National Team's Head Coach in the 1978 World Games; the Irish National Team's Head Coach in the 2002 and 2006 World Games; and the Head Coach of the North Team in the 1973 North/South All Star Game.

Richie is a member of no less than six Halls of Fame, including the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 1983.

Richie currently serves as the President of the Irish Lacrosse Foundation and Executive Director of the US Lacrosse Coaches Association. He was the recipient of the 2005 Peter Kohn Award and he and his lovely wife Pat are loyal members of the US Lacrosse First Sport Society.

As a volunteer, Richie is President of the Board of the Franziska Racker Centers. He is a member of the Boards for the American Cancer Society, Tompkins County Learning Partners, Gadabout, Save the Day (benefiting the Dream Factory), Rear Commodore Ithaca Yacht Club and last, but never least, organized his players and participated for many years as a volunteer Bell Ringer for The Salvation Army in Ithaca, New York. As all can see, Richie wears many hats, all of which feature the same word… "success!"

US Lacrosse Foundation Board
Brett Haire, Chair
Larry Berger
Bill Blanchard
Kevin Dooley
Kristen Garlinghouse
Bob Garry
Tom Gilbane
Gary Gill
Jamie Greene
Brian Hehir
Henry Hopkins
Anne Keating
Greg Murphy
Don Niddrie
Mike O’Rourke
John Ourisman
Todd Parchman
Tom Towers
Fallon Vaughn
Steve Walsh
Mike Wilcox

Friday, April 14
U.S. Women's Lacrosse Team Staff Named

BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse has announced the staff for the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team. Joining the staff are Jennifer Ulehla (assistant coach), Mac Ford (assistant coach), Dwayne Carnes (strength and conditioning coach), Elizabeth Kittleman (manager) and Amy Renner (trainer). The selections were made by the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Teams Committee and head coach Sue Heether and approved by the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Board of Governors.

The positions run through August 2006 at which time the staff members will be eligible for reappointment.

Ulehla is entering her second season as the head women’s lacrosse at Temple University after an eight-year stint at James Madison where she led the Dukes to three Colonial Athletic Association championships and six NCAA tournament berths, including a semifinal appearance in 2000. A two-time All-American player at the University of Maryland, Ulehla has extensive involvement with the national teams program. She was a player from 1990 to 1995, helping the U.S. win the World Cup in 1993, and served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Developmental Team from 2004 to 2005.

Ford, a standout men’s player, has coached girls’ lacrosse since 1994. Ford was one of the founding members of the Rome Lacrosse Club for girls and has coached with the organization for the last six years. He currently works with the club’s team of 2008 high school graduates after a successful run with the 2006 team. As a player, Ford was a two-time All-American at North Carolina, named the ACC Player of the Year in 1985 and played on the school’s 1982 NCAA championship team. He later played on the U.S. men’s team and was voted the top attackman at the 1990 ILF World Championship when he helped the U.S. win the title.

Carnes has served as a certified personal trainer at the Maryland Athletic Club since 1997 and is also co-founder and performance director for the Performance Trainer Center in Baltimore. Carnes, a collegiate basketball official for over 10 years, is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Kittleman serves as an assistant coach at Haverford College and previously served as an assistant coach and director of lacrosse operations at Stanford University. She’s a 1998 graduate of Union College where she played four years of varsity lacrosse and soccer.

Renner is a certified athletic trainer who currently serves as a registered nurse at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. An officer in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, Renner graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2005 and received her undergraduate degree from Elon College in 2000. She served as the head student trainer at Elon and has previous experience working as a certified athletic trainer at the HealthSouth Spine Center in Towson, Md.

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse. To learn more about the organization, please visit Warrior Lacrosse is the exclusive equipment and apparel supplier for the U.S. women’s national teams program. To learn more about the company, please visit

Friday, April 14
Behind Lacrosse will debut in 2006 on CSTV

BALTIMORE – Behind Lacrosse, a 30-minute show about the lacrosse lifestyle, presented by Toyota, debuts this spring on College Sports Television (CSTV). The show premieres on Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. (EST) and runs 12 episodes throughout the spring.

"We are excited to offer a fresh look at the sport to long-time fans and players and at the same time introduce lacrosse to sports enthusiasts across the country," said Behind Lacrosse Director/Producer Michael Ivan Schwartz. "It’s amazing to be part of a production that will help expand, educate and inspire old and new lacrosse players and fans."

Behind LacrosseBehind Lacrosse features several different segments for each show like "Behind the Face," a mini-documentary on a key person in the lacrosse community. "Behind the Gear," sponsored by STX and hosted by Lax World, spotlights the newest and best lacrosse equipment currently out in the stores. US Lacrosse hosts the show at the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame in Baltimore. Plus each episode will feature new game highlights from CSTV’s lacrosse broadcasts.

"One segment I’m thrilled about is Behind the Fans," said Schwartz. "We are asking people to send in their home video clips of their local lacrosse games at all levels. We want to shine the spotlight on a sport that is been often under-looked."

High-caliber coaches, die-hard fans, and top-notch players like Kyle Harrison, who is featured in the first episode’s "Behind the Face," will take the field and join our all-star cast this season to share their experiences with Behind Lacrosse viewers. Behind Lacrosse is hosted by former Georgetown University All-American Sheehan Stanwick-Burch. She is currently a lacrosse correspondent for CSTV.

"I am excited to be part of a show that embraces the lacrosse lifestyle that I live as a player and as a fan," said Stanwick-Burch. "This show will allow lacrosse enthusiasts and newcomers alike to learn something new about the game we love so much."

A complete broadcast schedule for Behind Lacrosse will be released at a later date. All episodes will air at least four times a week. For more information about Behind Lacrosse, please visit

Behind Lacrosse Sponsors

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