Sunday, November 9, 2014

Very excited to announce our first need-based Scholarship Campaign to support players for who make the team!

We're using a IndieGoGo, crowd-sourcing champaign to raise money for a need-based Husky Lacrosse Scholarship program!

Here is the campaign! 

Our Need:

Being a Club Sport, we receive only a small amount of support from the Club Sports Office, about $3000 annually. However, to support a team of 30+ players, conference travel, league and administrative fees, we operate a budget around $80k annually. We do considerable fundraising and seek to minimize costs, however, players still pay the bulk of these bill out of pocket, at $3000 per player annually.

Players can lower individual dues through fundraising, however, for some, the deficit between fundraising and dues still presents a burden that prevents talented players from playing.

The Goal: 

We want to allow those players who are devoted to the team and willing to put in the hard work, the opportunity to play the sport they love. Your donations will directly go to providing this opportunity to those players:

We are raising money to support a need-based scholarship fund that would allow us to make ends meet for player who make the team, but for whom dues are preventing them from playing.

We would like to offer as many scholarships are we are able to, this season we would like to award $500-1500 scholarships to players, based on need. If we exceed our goal of $5000, we will (1) increase the number of scholarships and (2) save the additional funds raised for scholarships next season! While there are donation perks provided on the right column here, we welcome any donation amounts!

Thank you all so much!

Other Ways You Can Help:

Donating might just not be in the cards for you right now, but you can still help us! Share this campaign!

On Facebook, Twitter, where-ever!

Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by and hope you will support this Scholarship campaign.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Huskies Hire Two Assistant Coaches

The University of Washington Men's Lacrosse Team is proud to announce the hiring of two coaches:


John Andrysiak (Former Head Coach at the University of Idaho) as Defensive Coordinator.


Aaron Harris ( 2x NCAA DIII All-American from Western New England University) as Assistant Coach.



Welcome to the Family!

Go Huskies!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lax Camps at UW Registration Open & Filling FAST! June 22-25; July 20-23

HuskyLax Fans! We are pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Gamebreaker Lacrosse Camps on campus at the UW... THIS SUMMER!

There are few spots left and they are filling fast!

Come and receive top-of-the-line instruction from UW Head Coach Jack Cerchiara and NCAA/MCLA player staff!

MCLA and NCAA players and coaches will be on hand for attentive individual instruction.

These four day camps are filling fast for June 22-25; July 20-23!

Come improve your game with great coaches and great times. See more information below!

June Info: http://laxcamps.com/camps/seattle-boys-lacrosse-camp-session-1/

July Info: http://laxcamps.com/camps/seattle-boys-lacrosse-camp-session-2/

This camp SOLD OUT LAST YEAR, so sign up soon!

Hope to see you on campus!





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Huskies Get Gnawed Down by the Beavers, 18 - 15 in PNCLL Matchup

The Washington Huskies played host to the visiting Oregon State Beavers last Thursday night in a critical PNCLL game.  The Dawgs started out strong and finished strong, but a wild third quarter shooting spree by the Beavers clinched the deal for OSU.

Oregon State got the first mark on the scoreboard, netting a goal with just under a minute gone, but the Huskies came right back with a score of their own at 13:42 with Nathan Puldy finishing off the assist from Alex Crane to tie it up at 1-1.  The Dawgs quickly jumped out to a 3-1 lead on another goal by Puldy and a goal by Crane on the pass from Sean Maier, but the Beavers soldiered back, taking advantage of two man up situations to even things up at 3-3.

Then the Beavers edged out ahead with a solo goal at the 4:03 mark, until Nathan Puldy scored his third goal of the quarter with just a minute left to even things up at 4 apiece.  Worth noting here, Puldy managed a hat trick in the first quarter of play, not something you will see very often!

In the second quarter, the Huskies came out blazing, getting their first score at 12:36 with Alex Crane finding the back of the net on the assist from Puldy, then Puldy getting an unassisted shot past the OSU keeper to get the Dawgs up 6-4 with less than 3 minutes gone in the period.  Senior Rem Baumann got into the action with a goal on the assist from Brody Lundquist in the man up to move UW to a 7-4 lead.

The Beavers gathered themselves and came back, scoring less than a minute later to close up the gap.  Alex Crane then scored his third goal on an incredible heads up play on the ride of the OSU clear.  Crane picked off a clearing pass from the Beaver goalie, cradled once, and fired in the shot on the open net, moving the Huskies back up to a three goal lead, 8-5.  The Beavers fought back, scoring two unanswered goals to close within 1, until Crane scored on the man up from the Sean Maier feed to move the Huskies out ahead, 9-7.  Oregon State took advantage of their own man up situation to close out the quarter with a goal to bring the score at halftime Huskies 9, Beavers 8.

In the third quarter, the Beavers came out firing on all cylinders, taking down 9 of 11 face-offs and blasting UW keeper Ryan Asbury with 20 shots.  Oregon State scored two goals early in the period to move out ahead of UW, 10-9 before Brody Lundquist evened things up with his first goal of the day on the feed from Puldy.  OSU took over the rest of the quarter, scoring 5 more goals to move ahead 15-10 before Eric Lonsway got on the books with his first goal to close the gap a little with OSU now leading 15-11.

The Beavers got in one more goal with less than a minute left and held off the concerted Husky attack to close out the quarter with a strong 16-11 lead.

Final quarter dawned a little brighter for the Huskies as the defense buckled down on the Beavers and the Dawgs got more active on attack, with Nathan Puldy doing the lions' share of the scoring, netting his 5th goal of the game unassisted, his 6th goal of the game assisted by Sean Maier, and this 7th notch on the assist from Alex Crane.  All of this scoring within less than three minutes of game time.  Puldy's efforts pulled the Huskies back in the game, now trailing by two, 16-14.

The Beavers pushed hard and scored two more times on the Huskies, to move ahead 18-14 with less than three minutes left.  The game was not out of reach, but a couple of ill timed penalties on the Huskies put UW in a tough spot, although Alex Crane finished out his 5 goal game with two Huskies in the penalty box and 42 seconds left to bring the final score to Oregon State 18, Washington 15.

The Stat Wrap Up:  Team Statistics
S=Shot, G=Goal, A=Assist, GB=Ground Ball, SV=Saves
UW:  37S, 15G, 8A, 27GB, 11SV
OSU:  59S, 18G, 8A, 32GB, 10SV

Husky Individual Stats:
Ryan Asbury:  1GB, 11SV
Alex Crane:  10S, 5G, 3A, 2GB
Sean Maier:  3S, 3A
Rem Baumann:  2S, 1G
Eric Lonsway:  4S, 1G, 4GB
Drew LaMaita:  6GB
Robert DeLisle:  1GB
Daniel Castronovo:  1GB
Eliot Adams:  1S
Kevin Park:  3GB
Jacob Davidson:  1GB
Xavier Gardner:  1S
Matthew Feider:  1GB
Devin McDermott:  2GB
Nathan Puldy:  10S, 7G, 3A, 1GB (Double Hat Trick plus One!)
Brody Lundquist:  5S, 1G, 1A
Will Tseng:  4GB

Season Home Stretch
The Huskies enter the final stretch of the regular season, with four games remaining and a place in the PNCLL playoffs at stake.  All the last games are away, with the Huskies traveling to Boise to take on Westminster on Saturday, April 19 and Boise State on Sunday, April 20. 

Then the Dawgs go over to Missoula, Montana to take on the Montana Grizzlies on Friday, April 25, followed up by a game on Sunday, April 27 to close out the season against the Cougars of Washington State in Pullman.


If you can make it to any of the games, it would be great for the Huskies to have some fans!  Especially noisy fans! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Alex Crane Receives Inside Lacrosse's MCLA D1 National Player of the Week

Alex Crane, #1 (Photo: Robert White)
Our very own Alex Crane (A - Soph - Bainbridge Island, WA) received this week's 15-Minutes-of-Fame MCLA D1 National Player of the Week from Inside Lacrosse Magazine. Alex was also Second Team All-American last season. The article from David Franklin, MCLA Beat Writer for Inside Lacrosse, cites:


This sophomore stud has converted from midfield to attack and had 17 points last weekend as the Huskies got their first wins of the season over Portland State (20-0) and Idaho (17-12). “Coming out off a successful freshman season, with 41 goals, 19 assists as well as PNCLL Freshman of the Year accolades, we were very excited to see Alex mature into his role this season,” says UW Coach Jack Cerchiara. “He is a tenacious dodger and comes through GLE as good as anyone I’ve seen. I’ve been most impressed with his field vision and lacrosse IQ as well as his individual finishing ability. Working with the rest of his line, they can pack a lethal punch. 


Find the complete article here: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/news/2014/03/13/mcla-notebook-podcast-simon-frasers-brent-hoskins

 And, be sure to follow David Franklin (@DFranklin97)  for more MCLA updates from Inside Lacrosse.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Huskies Take Down Two PNCLL Rivals, Defeating Portland State and Idaho

The Dawgs came away with two very important conference wins this past Saturday and Sunday, handing the Portland State Vikings a 20-0 loss and overcoming an early game deficit to win over the Idaho Vandals 17-12.  It was a 2V v. 2V weekend, that is, two Victories Versus 2 V's, the Vandals and the Vikings! 

According to Coach Cerchiara, "This past weekends games were our first chance to test the commitments we made coming out of the Oregon game. These games were must-win and vital to our postseason goals, so it was awesome to go out and get these two wins."

Huskies Dominate over Portland State
The UW Huskies came out with a very strong performance against the visiting Vikings from Portland State University in the driving rain last Saturday at the IMA field.  Kudos to PSU though, with only 13 men on the roster, the Vikings came ready to play and did not give up, even at the end of the game, getting shut out by a wide margin.

First quarter action started on the man up goal by Nathan Puldy off the pass from Alex Crane, the team's leading one-two attack punch.  With less than two minutes gone, the first goal set the stage for a
Will Tseng #30
very long afternoon for the Vikings.  After that first tally, it became a game of "Make It, Take It", as midfielder and face off specialist Will Tseng controlled the face off "X" with an astounding 18-0 record of face off wins for the game.  Also contributing to the dominance at midfield were Kane Swanson and Daniel Castronovo, both going 3-0 at face off wins to keep a perfect record for the game.

First quarter scoring did not let up, with another 6 shots making past the Viking goalie before the 15 minutes ran out.  Scoring in the first period was handled by Alex Crane, on the assist by Rem Baumann, Alex Crane again, this time with the assist from Puldy, Nathan Puldy on a solo shot, Sean Maier finding the back of the net with the pass from Brody Lundquist, Eric Lonsway getting his marks in with an unassisted goal, and another Lundquist assist, this time to Rem Baumann to close out the first period with the Dawgs in the lead, 7-0.

Kane Swanson #2

Second quarter action started hot and early, with Alex Crane finding the open lane with the wrap around goal at the 10:18 mark.  Kane Swanson connected for his first goal on the feed from Eliot Adams to move the marker to a 9-0 Husky lead.  At the 4:19 mark, freshman Andrew Leise scored his first collegiate goal with the assist by Nathan Puldy.  Congratulations to Andrew and to his parents, who were here for the weekend all the way from San Antonio, Texas.  Alex Crane finished up the scorefest in the half with another goal a couple of minutes before the buzzer on the assist from Rem Baumann.  The Huskies went into halftime with an 11-0 lead.

After the halftime break, Crane got right back into the attack saddle, scoring again at 11:12 on another assist by Puldy and then getting in a solo goal with about three and a half minutes left.  Andrew Leise got his second goal of the day on a solo shot and then Nathan Puldy connected on the Crane pass with under a minute left to close out the third quarter with an almost un-breachable 15-0 lead.

Andrew Leise #9
In the fourth, the continuous scoring was taking a toll on the Viking defense, who just could not stop the Husky onslaught.  Sean Maier started things off with a goal just seconds into the period on the assist from Andrew Leise.  Leise was not done, scoring again at 9:50 for his third tally of the day, assisted by Alex Crane.  Nathan Puldy scored another goal on the pass from Crane at 6:41 to put a nice bookend to his day on attack.  Rem Baumann and Alex Crane put the finishing touches on an amazing day, closing out the fourth period with a solo goal each to cap off a 20-0 match.

Summing up for the Huskies, Coach Cerchiara had this to say " This last week of practice, we mandated a focused, positive intensity and a high standard for excellence in execution.  This allowed us to come out and get a decisive win versus PSU. We were able to focus on doing everything right as we worked through this game. I have much respect for PSU players and Coach Corcoran, they didn’t stop fighting the entire game. This game also allowed us to get some game experience for the younger players on our roster, which is something we, as a team, and myself as a coach really value."

Game Summary
(G=Goals, A=Assists, S=Shots, SV=Saves, GB=Ground Balls)
PSU:  0G, 0A, 9S, 16SV
UW:  20G, 13A, 64S, 3SV

Individual Stats
Alex Crane:  12S, 7G, 4A, 3GB
Kane Swanson:  4S, 2G, 3GB
Sean Maier:  10S, 2G, 3GB
Rem Baumann:  2S, 2G, 2A, 1GB (That's 100% shooting by the way)
Eric Lonsway:  7S, 1G, 3GB
Shun Yamaguchi:  1S, 1GB
Andrew Leise:  10S, 3G, 1A, 4GB
Drew LaMaita:  5GB
Robert DeLisle:  1GB
Daniel Castronovo:  2GB
Eliot Adams:  5S, 1A, 1GB
Garrett Remsen:  5GB
Holden Milner:  3SV, 1GB
Kevin Park:  2S, 2GB
Jacob Davidson:  1GB
Kai Yoshino:  1GB
Robin Deleon:  1GB
Xaiver Gardner:  2S, 1GB
Matthew Feider:  1GB
Nathan Puldy:  8S, 4G, 3A, 2GB
Brody Lundquist:  1S, 2A, 1GB
Will Tseng:  12GB (Faceoff Domination at Work!)
Lok Lee:  1GB
Max Hofmann:  2GB

Huskies Take Down Hard Driving Vandals in Second Half of Weekend Double Header, Winning 17-12
Washington faced off against the Vandals from Idaho on Sunday afternoon on a day marked by, gasp, No Rain!  After three straight home games in pouring rain, the players, fans and field crews were thankful for a respite from the end of winter Seattle weather.  The intermittent sunshine did not do much for the Vandals, as the Huskies withstood an early attack to come from behind to take a going away victory.

Coach Cerchiara knew this would not be an easy game, commenting "After our decisive 20-0 win, we faced Idaho. I knew they would come out strong, and they came out firing. They have some key impact players and we knew that we had to focus our game plan on taking them out of their element."

Idaho scored first and then jumped out to a 3-0 lead until Sean Maier answered for UW with a goal on an assist from Nathan Puldy with under four minutes left in the first quarter.  The Vandals answered back with one more goal to move out ahead 4-1 at the end of the period, which was marked by some remarkable goal tending by the Idaho net minder, making three key saves while the Huskies hammered away with 15 shots.

The Vandals opened up the second period with another goal to move out to a 5-1 lead before Nathan Puldy capitalized on the man up goal at 10:02 to get the Huskies within 3, trailing 5-2.  The Dawgs started to work the edges on the Vandal goalie, getting in three solo shots by Brody Lundquist, Alex Crane and Sean Maier to tie it up at 5-5.  The Vandals responded, ripping off two more goals to go up 7-5 until Shun Yamaguchi got in an unassisted goal to edge the Huskies back to with one, at 7-6.  Idaho had an answer, scoring one more time in the half with just 34 seconds left, going into halftime with an 8-6 lead.

Now I don't know what head coach Cerchiara said to his squad at halftime, but it must have been good!  The Huskies came out firing on all cylinders on both offense and defense, scoring 7 unanswered goals in the period!  Goalie Holden Milner did his share, turning away four possible Vandal goals to allow the Husky midfield and attack to maintain the pressure on Idaho.  Nathan Puldy was the first to strike in the third quarter with a solo shot at 13:15, followed by a man down unassisted goal by Alex Crane to tie the game up at 8 apiece.

Alex Crane #1
Anticipation was high, as the fans could sense a definite change in momentum, quickly borne out by Brody Lundquist and Alex Crane knocking down unassisted goals to move the Huskies into their first lead of the game, 10-8.  It seems that attackman Crane was just getting warmed up, as he scored two more times in the quarter, once on the assist by Eliot Adams and once on the pass from Sean Maier.  The Huskies were now leading 12-8 as Rem Baumann closed out the period's action with a goal at the 54 second mark on the feed from Nathan Puldy.  The Dawgs were now up 13-8 going into the final period of play and ready to drive it home.

The Vandal goalie found no peace in the fourth, as Will Tseng took the ball from the faceoff, dished it
to Alex Crane who connected for the Husky's 14th goal with only 6 seconds off the clock.  Coach Cerchiara had said that the Vandals were never going to be an easy mark, and they proved it here, digging down after a lighting goal to get their feet back under them with two goals, including a man up score to get within 4, trailing 14-10.  Nathan Puldy and Sean Maier started to dowse any hopes of an Idaho comeback, scoring solo goals at 7:22 and 6:05 to move the Huskies up to a 16-10 lead.
Garrett Remsen #15

Still fighting, the Vandals managed another goal at 5:23 and a man up goal at 3:26, but Nathan Puldy sealed the win for the Huskies with a final goal at 1:17 as the Huskies held off Idaho for second UW win of the weekend.  Coach Cerchiara knew that " Idaho would have some success early, but after a focused halftime break we were able to get back to our game and came out firing in the second half, driving on to our 17-12 win".

 The Huskies now focus on the spring break roadtrip, Coach Cerchiara noting that "It is great that we have a couple of weeks of practice to prepare for another week of tough games versus Arizona (#23) and Grand Canyon (#7). Coming out of this weekend, it is nice to have some time to rest as well. The team is off today (Monday) and we will begin with lighter skills practice tomorrow, before returning to full practice at the end of this week. Our players always get very excited for our annual Spring Break trip, and we’re gearing up for some great competition and great weather in sunny Arizona.  I’m excited to start preparations for these two games."

Game Summary
Idaho:  39S, 12G, 1A, 40 GB, 12SV
Washington:  54S, 17G, 5A, 56, 12SV, 56GB

Individual Stats
Alex Crane:  16S, 6G, 3GB
Kane Swanson:  1S, 3GB
Sean Maier:  11S, 3G, 1A, 3GB
Rem Baumann:  3S, 1G, 1GB
Eric Lonsway:  5S, 3GB
Shun Yamaguchi:  2S, 1G, 2GB
Drew LaMaita:  4GB
Robert DeLisle:  1GB
Eliot Adams:  1S, 1A
Garrett Remsen:  4GB
Kevin Park:  1S, 1GB
(By the way, watch for Kevin Park to score one of these days, he carries the long stick, but is not afraid to take it upfield and let go with a shot).
Devin McDermott:  5Gb
Nathan Puldy:  9S, 4G, 2A, 12GB
Brody Lundquist:  5S, 2G, 1GB
Will Tseng:  1A, 13 GB
(Will turned in another all star performance at the face off, going 25-6)

Spring Break Road Trip
The Huskies take to the road, going up against Arizona on March 23rd and Grand Canyon on March 25th, both games in the Grand Canyon State.  Look for the scores on the MCLA website, http://mcla.us.

Beavers Come into Town for Rescheduled Conference Match Up
On Thursday, April 3rd, the Beavers from Oregon State will journey up to UW to play what was supposed to be the first game of the season.  Currently, Oregon State is 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference, having just lost to Sonoma State last weekend.


This will be the last home game of the season, so don't miss it!  Faceoff time is 6:00 pm, on Thursday night, April 3rd.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Next Up: DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND!

The Huskies will host the Portland State Vikings and University of Idaho Vandals this coming Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, March 9th at 3:00pm, both on the IMA Field #1.  PSU is coming in with a very tough season start, 0-4 in conference play and 0-6 overall.  Idaho always brings a hard-nosed physical lacrosse game, so this will certainly be an exciting matchup.

Coach Cerchiara said about finishing up this week and looking forward, "I am very excited about what we were able to do the second half of the Oregon game, it shows us how well we can play and fight for every ground ball, shot or check. As a team, we see the halftime of this game, and our second half play, as a defining point of our season so far and we are committed to putting in the effort to play at our very best for the remainder of the year. We already had a great focused skills practice last night and I’m excited to get back on the field this weekend after another focused week of practice.”


So don't miss this chance to see much more Husky Lacrosse action, who knows?  Maybe we could actually have some decent weather.  So keep a positive outlook for the weather and your Huskies lacrosse team and we'll see you at the game.