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June MadLax Board of Directors Meeting
06/15/2017
In addition to the regular agenda announcement for the MadLax (soon...
Adult Co-Ed Rec Lacrosse
06/12/2017
Adult Co-Ed Rec Lacrosse, played using US Lax HS GIRLS rules. Starts July...
Congratulations Sauk Prairie Boys - D2 State Champs!
06/12/2017
Congratulations to the Sauk Prairie boys team for winning the WLF...
MadLax - May Newsletter
05/29/2017
Introducing Badgerland Lacrosse   With the addition of...
2017 MadLax Girls Invitational
05/17/2017
Thanks to everyone who came out for the MadLax Girls Invitational...
App for Keeping Lacrosse Stats!
05/17/2017
Want an easy-to-use lacrosse scorekeeping app? Download the Lacrosse...
Article: How Adults Take the Joy Out of Sports
05/31/2016
http://changingthegameproject.com/how-adults-take-the-joy-out-of-sports/ A...
Role of Parents
02/18/2016
Please remember these positive points and help us all to enjoy a...
 
June MadLax Board of Directors Meeting

In addition to the regular agenda announcement for the MadLax (soon to be Badgerland Lacrosse) board of directors meeting there are two other things to call your attention to:

End of Year Awards

Nominations for end-of-the-year awards are still open. Please go to the Awards Page on MALA and submit your nominations for these positions:

  • Kester-Spencer Award - Honoring someone in the Girls lacrosse community who has gone above and beyond their expected role, and who has worked to benefit lacrosse throughout the area.
  • Darcy-Wollin Award - Honoring someone in the Boys lacrosse community who has gone above and beyond their expected role, and who has worked to benefit lacrosse throughout the area.
  • Administrator of the Year Award - Honoring someone in the lacrosse community who has gone above and beyond their expected Administrator role, and has worked to really impact their community's lacrosse program and/or MALA. 

Open Board of Directors Positions

Board of Directors positions are open. Please send nominations for the Board of Directors to secretary Mandy Ayers at 

Positions to be voted on at the June meeting are: 

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President Marketing & Communications
  • Sportsmanship Director
  • Vice President Girls High School
  • Vice President Youth Boys

 

The next meeting is Wednesday June 21, 2017, 7:00 at the Madison Central Library in Room 104

 

1. Call to order.

2. Approval of May 17, 2017 minutes. **

3. Treasurer report.

4. Vice President and Officials report.

5. Old Business.

a. Board of Directors Position Nominations**

i. President

1. Nathan Lutterman, Verona Lacrosse

2. Josh Klein, La Follette Lacrosse

ii. Treasurer

1. Zach Silber, La Follette Lacrosse

iii. Vice President of Marketing and Communications

1. Sarah Kleemann, La Follette Lacrosse

iv. Sportsmanship Director

1. Mike Shor, Elkhorn Lacrosse

v. Vice President Girls High School

1. Brian Holmes, Westside Lacrosse

2. Olivia Ougheltree, Verona Lacrosse

3. Ashley Lochner, Waunakee Lacrosse

iv. Vice President Boys Youth

1. JB Engeler, Sun Prairie Lacrosse

6. New Business.

a. Baraboo HS Boys Season

b. Association News

7. Adjournment.

** The Board of Directors formal action for approval.

The next meeting is scheduled July 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Madison Central Library 

Monthly MALA Board Meetings
The MALA board meetings are held monthly, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm 

MEETING LOCATION:
Madison Central Library
201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison
 

A representative of each MALA club is expected to attend the meeting.


by posted 06/15/2017
Adult Co-Ed Rec Lacrosse

Adult Co-Ed Rec Lacrosse, played using US Lax HS GIRLS rules.

Starts July 20th and runs to October 12th. Every other week at 6:30p-7:30p

*McGaw Park in Fitchburg*

 Register Here

Open to anyone over age 18 that want's to play the GIRLS GAME

Players - Coaches - Officials - Administrators - Parents - Fans

---25 min 1/2's, run clock---

*You will need a current US Lacrosse membership

*Stick, Mouth Guard, Eye Cage, all optional, you are an adult... But it will be hard to play without a stick!

*Goalies WANTED! We have limited loaner gear.

*Pinnies provided.

*12v12 play or 7v7.

 

COST $64.00 per player for 7 games!

All proceeds go to benefit Laxergirl Youth and HS Programs

Please pass the word to all!

Question? Email 


by posted 06/12/2017
Congratulations Sauk Prairie Boys - D2 State Champs!

Congratulations to the Sauk Prairie boys team for winning the WLF Division 2 State Championship!

 

Sauk Prairie came from behind to defeat defending champion Catholic Memorial 9-6 in the Division 2 title game at Carroll University in Waukesha.

A full report can be found on Wisconsin Lacrosse's website.

 


by posted 06/12/2017
MadLax - May Newsletter
Introducing Badgerland Lacrosse
 
With the addition of several teams outside of the Madison area, the Madison Area Board of Directors unanimously approved a name change to Badgerland Lacrosse to better reflect the membership of its constituents. www.badgerlandlacrosse.com will be live by the fall (until then, it will redirect to the current madlax.org website).
 
 
Board of Directors Nomination Process
The Board of Directors is formally opening the nomination process to fill upcoming vacant seats. The lacrosse year runs from July – June annually.  All terms are 2 year commitments.
 
Nominations will be voted on and appointed at the next Board of Directors meeting, June 21, 2017.
 
The following is a list of vacant positions:
 
  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President Marketing & Communications
  • Sportsmanship Director
  • Vice President Girls High School
  • Vice President Youth Boys
 
If you are interested in serving on the Badgerland Lacrosse Association Board of Directors, please email Mandy Ayers, Secretary at   to express interest. Please type “Board of Directors” in the subject line. A full description of the duties of each position can be found on our website.
 
 
All Conference Teams Announced
 
Congratulations to the following who have been selected by 2017 MALA coaches to the All Conference Teams:

Red Conference Players of the Year

Ian Edwards (Verona) and Andrew Caron (Sun Prairie)

Red Conference Coach of the Year

Nathan Lutterman (Verona)

Red Conference Assistant Coaches of the Year

Alex Carrick (Westside) and Kevin Bice (Janesville)

 

Red Conference 1st Team

Attack: Ian Edwards (Verona); Brayden Johnson (Waunakee); Andrew Caron (Sun Prairie)

Midfield:  Brigham Borseth (Waunakee); Pat Stigsell (Verona); Conner Finnegan (Westside)

Defense:  Will Brezinski (Waunakee); Declan Makuch (Verona); Max Muller (Westside)

Goalie:  Adam Kasper (Eastside)

LSM: Bryk Austin Duren (Waunakee)

FOGO:  Nate Kapp (Middleton)

 

Red Conference 2nd Team

Attack:  Kyle Kreuger (Janesville); Jake Keyes (Verona); Lane Wahlgren (Middleton)

Midfield:  Gavin Parr (Eastside); Jake Scott (Verona); Gunnar Kunsch (Middleton)

Defense:  Henry Smith (Verona); Cade Hansen (Waunakee); Justin Sarbacker (Middleton)

Goalie:  Ethan Maurisak (Verona)

LSM:  Tom Gerlach (Verona)

FOGO: Owen Frazier (Waunakee)

 

Red Conference Honorable Mention

Attack: Phil Lowney (Waunakee); Graham Sticha (Verona); Jack Wollaeger (Westside); Jack Stormer (Middleton)

Midfield: Kamden Olsen (Waunakee)

Defense: Seth Glissendorf (Janesville); Jack Royer (Westside); Austin Bartel (Sun Prairie); Josh Dinga (Sun Prairie); Mitch Schroeder (Sun Prairie); Sam Drake (Eastside)

Goalie: Jeremy Krysinski (Waunakee); Will Johnson (Westside); Tyler Dohmeier (Middleton)

LSM: Connor Hellenbrand (Middleton)

 

White Conference Player of the Year 

Josh Holler (Sauk Prairie)

White Conference Coach of the Year 

Bennett West (Sauk Prairie)

White Conference Assistant Coach of the Year 

Dylan Baier (Sauk Prairie)

 

White Conference 1st Team

Attack: Sam Kerr (Sauk Prairie); Sam Onsager (Stoughton); Bryce Thistle (Sauk Prairie)
Midfield: Dylan Gross (Stoughton); Josh Holler (Sauk Prairie); Joey Spahn (DeForest
Defense: Ben Humbracht (Sauk Prairie); Dillon Hein (Oregon); August Begalske (Sauk Prairie)
Goalie: Justin Johnson (Sauk Prairie)
LSM: Payton Benolken (DeForest)
FOGO: Austin Rauls (DeForest)
 

White Conference 2nd Team

Attack: Cam Furseth - Stoughton); Willy Hanson - Sauk Prairie); Zach Rau (DeForest)
Midfield: Peyton LeMere (LaCrosse); Harrison Kessenich (Oregon)
Defense: Nathan Krueger (Stoughton); Zach Sheel (Stoughton); Zach Showers (Sauk Prairie)
Goalie: Riley Fischl (Oregon)
FOGO: Quinn Link - (Stoughton)

White Conference Honorable Mention

Attack: Matt Strassman (Oregon) Clayton Gotzion (DeForest)
Defense: Cristian Dehning (La Crosse); Matt Krcma - Stoughton
Goalies: Jack Sunby (Stoughton)

 

 

Girls Player of the Year

Eleanor Mackey (Middleton)

 

Girls Coach of the Year 

Ashley Lochner (Waunakee)

 

Girls Assistant Coach of the Year 

Brandon Peterson (Westside)

 

Girls 1st Team

Attack:  Megan Lois (Verona); Emma Luhring (Waunakee); Abby Drake (Middleton) 
Midfield:  Paige Zahler (Verona), Chinatsu Garey (Sun Prairie), Julia Fermanich (Middleton); Evan Maupin (Waunakee) ; Eleanor Mackey (Middleton)
Defense:  Ravyn Miller (Sun Prairie); Gabby Ballweg (Middleton); Elena Herman (Verona)

Goalie:  Nikki Martin (Waunakee)

 

Girls 2nd Team

Attack: Reilly Pfeiffer (Waunakee); Nina Raymo (Westside); Lexi Basel (Middleton)

Midfield:  Sydney O'Hearn (Sun Prairie); Kyla Smith (Sun Prairie); Briana Tarantino (Oregon); Haley Meskin (Westside); Anna Davis (Waunakee)

Defense:  Sara McGowan (Waunakee); Margaret Rogers (Middleton); Tara DeLeo (Middleton)

Goalie:  Kathleen Jankovich (Westside)

 

Girls Honorable Mention

Attack: Annika Johnson(Waunakee)

Midfield:  Sophia Gehling (Waunakee)

Defense: Makayla Kapolczynski (Oregon); Julia Dragoo (Westside)

Goalie:  Mia Acker (Middleton)

 

State Playoffs Update
 
The State Tournament is getting underway, with the state championships conducted at Carroll University the weekend of June 9th. 
 
Regionals: May 30th-June 2nd
State Quarterfinals: June 3rd
State Semi-Finals: June 7th
State Finals (girls): June 9th
State Finals (boys): June 10th
 
Follow along at Wisconsin Lacrosse or on Twitter @uslaxwi
 
 
 
 

by posted 05/29/2017
2017 MadLax Girls Invitational

Thanks to everyone who came out for the MadLax Girls Invitational on May 15. It was a huge success!

More pictures can be found at: https://sarahpaigephotography.pixieset.com

Varsity Game

JV Game

Coaches Game

MadLax Girls Invitational Varsity Game


by posted 05/17/2017
App for Keeping Lacrosse Stats!

Want an easy-to-use lacrosse scorekeeping app? Download the Lacrosse Stats app by Intangible Software, LLC for your iPhone or iPad.  There are versions for the men's game or the women's game. The software is customizable and is locally created. 

 

                 


by posted 05/17/2017
Article: How Adults Take the Joy Out of Sports

http://changingthegameproject.com/how-adults-take-the-joy-out-of-sports/

A must read for all coaches and parents that talks about returning youth sports to our children. Please take a few minutes to read this short article.


by posted 05/31/2016
Role of Parents

Please remember these positive points and help us all to enjoy a season of fun, fast and exciting lacrosse.


Visit www.uslacrosse.org for more information. 


The Role of Parents
You, the parent, are equally as important to your child's positive lacrosse experience as the coach of the team. In order for your child to get the most out of playing lacrosse, it is important that you do the following:

One: Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. Positive reinforcement encourages learning and fun. Research has shown that a ratio of five positive statements (compliments, positive recognition) for each negative statement (criticisms, corrections) is ideal for helping young athletes do their best. Try to maintain a 5:1 ratio in your comments to your child.

Two: Attend games whenever possible. If you cannot attend, ask about your child’s experience, not whether the team won or lost. Some questions that you might ask before asking about the final score include: "Did you try as hard as you could? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything today that might make you a better player in the future?"

Three: Be a positive role model by displaying good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials,opponents and your child’s teammates. "Honoring the Game" is an important part of what US Lacrosse represents. Help us by honoring the game in your behavior as a spectator.

Four: Let your child set his own goals and play the game for himself, herself. Be your child’s "home court advantage" by giving him or her your unconditional support regardless of how well he or she performs.

Five: Let the coach coach. Refrain from giving your child advice when he or she is playing. Use positive reinforcement with your child’s coach. Let the coach know when he or she is doing a good job.

Six: Respect the decisions of the referee or umpire. This is an important part of honoring the game. Your child will pay more attention to how you act than to what you say.

Seven: Read the rulebook. A full understanding of the rules will help you enjoy the game and educate others.

Eight: Get to know who is in charge. Meet with the leadership of the program, whether it’s school sponsored or recreational, to discuss topics such as cost, practice and game scheduling, insurance coverage, emergency procedures, etc.

Nine: Get involved! A great way to support your child's lacrosse experience is by becoming a volunteer for the program. Some of the ways you can get involved: keep the scorebook, run the clock, line the fields, manage equipment, chaperon trips, raise funds, organize clinics and team social events, update the team web site, photograph players and organize carpooling.

Ten: Sit back and enjoy the game. Remember, lacrosse is played for FUN.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/participants/parents.aspx


by posted 02/18/2016

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