DESERT VISTA LACROSSE: Welcome


Welcome....  to the "Old" Desert Vista Lacrosse Club Website

If you find yourself on this homepage, you are not on the current DV Lacrosse website.

This is the website that was used from 2008-2011.

The new website being used is located at:

www.dvlacrosse.com



IMPORTANT INFORMATION (where to find it):

There is information all over this site.  Very important news is posted at the bottom of this page.  Just click on the headline to get the full story. 

(MEETING MINUTES) to get the last booster club meeting minutes.

(HANDOUTS) to download and print general forms, budget updates and handouts used by the club. 

(GAME VIDEO) to view video of practices, games and tournaments.

(CLUB NEWS) to get to all the news on the club.

(COACHES CORNER) to get info posted by the coaches.

(ALUMNI NEWS) to keep up with news on Alumni of DV Lacrosse that are playing in college or professionally.

(CAMPS & CLUB LEAGUES) to get to links for lacrosse camps and clinics throughout the year.



Saturday, August 27
MAKE A TAX CREDIT DONATION FOR CALENDER YEAR 2011:

You can make a tax credit donation fortax year 2011.  A maximum of $200 can be deducted per individual tax return, or couples filing a joint return may deduct a maximum of $400.

There are 2 ways to donate:

(Click here) for a brochure with more information .

(Click here) for step-by-step instructions for online donation.

(Click here) for the tax credit donation form. 

You must designate "Desert Vista HS"  and " Boys Lacrosse #572" on the form so the money goes into our account at the school for Lacrosse Team use.



Monday, July 25
CHAD HYSLOP IS SELECTED TO PLAY IN THE CHAMPION ALL AMERICAN SHOWCASE GAME IN ORLANDO FLORIDA:

In June, Chad Hyslop was notified that he had been selected and invited along with 90 of the nations top lacrosse players across the country by US Lacrosse to play in the Champion All-American Showcase, sponsored by Champion and put on by US Lacrosse. The event is similar to the Under Armour All American game except that it comprises 4 teams that play each other in a round robin style for a chance to be seeded for the Championship game.

The event is took place in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Disneyland. The event was held over 3 days from July 20 - 22.

Chad was on team Spirit, wearing jersey #5 playing Attack.

His team played 1 game 7/20 and 2 games on 7/21 to determine seeding for the 7/23 championship game.  Chad’s team lost their first game 10 - 14 after being ahead in the first half to team Freedom.  On 7/21 his team won both games, 13 - 4 against team Pride and 15 – 5 against team Liberty.

As a result, they were seeded 2nd to play in the championship game on 7/23 against team Freedom who went undefeated.  Chads team WON the Championship game against team Freedom 8-6.  Chad scored 1 goal and 1 assist in that game.  The game was televised on ESPN-U on 7/24 in Phoenix at 4:00pm.

Most all of these kids are going to D1 powerhouse programs. Chad represented Arizona solo and played well. As far as west coast representation, there were 4 from CA, 2 from CO, 1 from UT, 1 from WA. The rest of the players were all East coast kids.



Sunday, May 15
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE 2011 AYLL ALL STATE TEAM SELECTIONS FROM DV LACROSSE:

Congratulations to:

Anthony Abbadessa - 1st Team All State Attack

Tyler Kunce - 2nd Team All State Midfileld

Colton Valadez - 2nd Team All State Midfield



Saturday, August 27
5 PLAYERS FROM DVHS MAKE THE 2011 AYLL SOUTH ALL STAR TEAM:

A big congratulations goes out to Anthony Abbadessa, Tyler Kunce, Chad Hyslop, David Sartori and Colton Valadez for making the 2011 AYLL South All-Star Team. They will be playing the North All-Star Team on Friday, May 13th @ Chaparral High School. 

Tuesday, May 18
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE 2010 AYLL ALL STATE TEAM SELECTIONS FROM DV LACROSSE:

Congratulations to Bret Lawless for making the 2010 Arizona Division I  All-State 1st Team Squad.



Friday, May 14
4 PLAYERS FROM DVHS MAKE THE 2010 AYLL SOUTH ALL STAR TEAM:

A big congratulations goes out to Bret Lawless, Tyler Kunce, Connor Stainton, and Greyson Kupfer for making the 2010 AYLL South All-Star Team.  They will be playing the North All-Star Team on Monday May 15th @ Grand Canyon University.  All-State selections will be announced at the game. 

Friday, October 30
2009 HOMECOMING PARADE:

Thanks to all the players who came out to represent Thunder Lacrosse in the Homecoming Parade today !!



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2009 Homecoming Parade

Monday, June 15
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE 2009 AYLL ALL STATE TEAM SELECTIONS FROM DV LACROSSE:

Congratulations to the following players and coach for making the 2009 Arizona Division I  All-State Squads. 

1st Team:   Head Coach -  Dan Lannon  (also won coach of the year)

2nd Team:  Midfield - Derek Rayle

Honorable Mention:  Attack - Jesse Pierson
                                   Defense - Sean Rayle



Friday, May 15
5 PLAYERS FROM DVHS MAKE THE 2009 AYLL SOUTH ALL STAR TEAM:

A big congratulations goes out to Shane Woessner, Derek Rayle, Jesse Pierson, Sean Rayle and Bryan Siegel on making the 2009 AYLL South All-Star Team.  They will be playing the North All-Star Team on Mon May 18th @ Grand Canyon University at 8:30 pm.  All-State selections will be announced at the game. 

Sunday, May 10
JV FINISHES STRONG WITH 2nd PLACE IN THE DESERT CLASSIC TOURNAMENT:

Despite having to play against several Varsity teams, the Desert Vista JV team held their own on Saturday by taking 2nd place overall in the tournament.

The game breakdown was as follows:

GAME 1:                 DESERT VISTA JV (9) - GILBERT Varsity (6)
GAME 2:                 DESERT VISTA JV (4) - HAMILTON Varsity (3)
SEMIFINALS:         DESERT VISTA JV (8) - MESQUITE JV (7)
CHAMPIONSHIP:  DESERT VISTA JV (2) - MESA HEAT JV (3)

Both the Mesquite and Mesa Heat teams had several varsity players on the teams that day.  The Mesa Heat team was especially difficult as they had 30 players to our 16 making it easy for them to keep their players fresh in what turned out to be 107 degree heat at the 2:00 game time.

The DV team almost tied it up in the final seconds by Tyler Kunce, who's shot hit the goal post, just missing the goal.  It was a very hot day and the boys all played extremely well.  Here is a note from Coach Gulley:

Team,
 
I'm very proud of those of you who came and played in the tournament today.  It was hot, we were short-handed and played against all varsity teams for the majority of the day.  It really showed the coaches how much heart this team has and we couldn't be more excited moving forward with this group.
 
We are looking forward to celebrating with everyone on Monday at the banquet.  Once again, I just wanted to tell all of you how proud I am to be your coach, and coming in 2nd place in a varsity sided tournament is awesome.  I hope everyone will be motivated for the off-season so we can hit the ground running next year.
 
Thank you,
 
Coach Gulley



Saturday, May 9
DV's VARSITY FINISHES THE SEASON 7-6 AFTER LOSS TO CHAPARRAL IN THE SEMIFINALS:

Congratulations to the Desert Vista Varsity team for making a great comeback this season to end with a 7 - 6 record.  The Varsity team played Chaparral on May 8th in the semifinals but lost to them 5 -13. At half time the score was 3 - 5 and it looked as though we had a close game, but the Firebirds came out in the 3rd quarter and put up 7 goals with a final goal in the 4th quarter capping off the win.  DV put two more on the board in the second half.  The final score was 5 - 13, Chaparral up.

Chaparral moves on to play Brophy in the State Championship Saturday, May 16th at 8:00pm at Chaparral High School.  Brophy beat Corona 9 - 3 the same night to advance to the State Championship game.



Monday, May 4
BROPHY FALLS TO THE DV's JV IN OVERTIME 5-6:

If a spectacular season wasn't enough, the JV team paired up against the Brophy JV team Monday night in what would be the rematch of the season.

Coming off of an an almost perfect regular season ending with a 9-1 record, a rematch game was arranged with Brophy to see if DV could redeem themselves from their only regular season 7-13 loss to Brophy.  And redeem themselves they did indeed.  This had to be one of the most exciting, and gut wrenching, JV games of the season.  The score was tie for almost the entire game with each team answering goal for goal.  In the final minutes Chad Hyslop scored the tying goal to bring the game into overtime at 5-5.  It looked as though the game might go into a second overtime but just before the time was about to expire, Weston Keller pounded one in to clinch the win at 6-5!

This puts DV at 10-1 essentially tied with Brophy for the season.

Congratulations to the entire team on a great game and great season!!  Good luck at the tournament on Saturday. 



Tuesday, May 5
DV's VARSITY TOPS DESERT MOUNTAIN IN TRIPLE OVERTIME 7-6:

This has all the tells of a typical Cinderella story.  Sitting at just 2 and 4 half way through the the season the Varsity team has won the last 5 games by one goal.  In their latest victory, the DV Varsity team scored the game-winning goal with 6 seconds left in the tripple overtime, upsetting No. 3 seed Desert Mountain, 7-6, in the first round of the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League playoffs.  Shane Woessner had a hat trick, Sean Burns scored twice and John Kuells and Bryan Siegel also scored for DV.  Brett Lawless made eight saves in net for the Thunder (7-5), who play at No. 1 Scottsdale Chaparral (10-1) on Friday.   DV is now just 1 game away from playing for the State Championship.  Congratulations to the entire team and st

Click on this link http://www.ahwatukee.com/sports/desert-6676-vista-lacrosse.html to view the article and pictures.



Monday, February 2
JV WINS DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP, VARSITY PLACES 2nd IN DIVISION I AT HUSKII TOURNAMENT:

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JV Team @ Huskies Tournament

A big congratulations to both the Varsity and JV teams on a job well done this past weekend at the Huskie Tournament.

Both teams advanced on Saturday winning all four of their games to end the day with the Varsity seeded #1 in Division 1 with 38 goals for, and 14 goals against, while the JV seeded #2 in Division 2 with a massive 53 goals for, and only 8 goals against. On Sunday, both teams advanced through the field to make it to the championship game for each of their respective divisions.

In the first half of the Division 2 championship game it looked as though the Huskies were going to be a tough opponent but our DV JV team pulled ahead in the 2nd half to hold onto a commanding 6-2 final winning score and collecting the championship trophy, despite missing several players that were moved up to play in the Varsity game.

The DV Varsity team struggled in the first half of the Division 1 championship game trailing Corona by 5 goals but put on a valiant effort towards the end of the game coming back within the last 10 minutes to close the margin to within 1 goal when time ran out on them.  The final score was 5-6, with the DV Varsity taking second place.

Both teams played extremely well ending the weekend on high notes.  Here is a recap of the weekend:

 SATURDAY

 Division 1 - (Varsity)

Division 2 - (JV) 

 Game 1  DV (5) vs. Highland (4)  DV (13) vs. Flagstaff (5)
 Game 2  DV (15) vs. LaQuinta (3)  DV (6) vs. Desert Mountain (1)
 Game 3  DV (14) vs. Hamilton (4)  DV (17 vs. Huskies #3 (0)
 Game 4  DV (4) vs. Corona (3)  DV (17) vs. LaQuinta (2)

 SUNDAY

 Playoff Game  DV (10) vs. Elite (2)  DV (16) vs. Huskies #3 (1)
 Semifinal Game  DV (8) vs. Salpointe (2)  DV (10) vs. Desert Mountain (2)
 Championship Game  DV (5) vs. Corona (6)  DV (6) vs. Huskies #2 (2)

A Message From Coach Dan 

Players and Parents,

I wanted to again thank all of you for such a successful weekend.  The coaches and I were very happy with everyone's performance.  We were able to get a lot of exposure to game situations that we are not always able to get in practice.  There were several players that really stepped up and pleasantly surprised us by surpassing our expectations.  As I mentioned at the field, the come back in the second half of the Varsity Championship Game was inspiring.  It shows that our players have character and don't quit when things get tough.

I have heard from many parents and players that this years team has a great "feel" to it.  I have talked to all of the coaches and they all feel the chemistry is working very well with both teams.  As a coach, that is a very difficult thing to manage and control.  I think it has more to do with player's personalities than coaches abilities.  This weekend proved that our players are capable of great things.

I had three different Head coaches from other teams approach me this weekend and tell me that they wanted to model their programs to be like ours..  I told each one of those coaches that I have a great group of kids and parents to work with.  They are all very jealous.  Everyone should be very proud of what we accomplished this weekend.

We still have quite of few things that we need to improve on, but I think we have great momentum going into the next few weeks of preparing for the season.  Thank you for the personal sacrifices that many of you have made to get us to where we are.

Sincerely, Coach Dan 



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Varsity Team @ Huskies Tournament