THE LATEST FROM LOWER BUCKS LACROSSE
2020 College Scholarship Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 LBL college scholarship awards.
Stephanie Magnone Award (girls program)
Named after LBL Girls Program founder Coach Stephanie Magnone. In addition to helping found LBL, Coach Magnone has been the long-time coach of the Villa Joseph Marie girls lacrosse team. Coach Magnone embodies the traits described in LBL’s mission, and this scholarship will be awarded to the female applicants who most exemplify these characteristics.
Jerry Middlemiss Award (boys program)
Named after Lower Bucks Lacrosse Club founder Coach Jerry Middlemiss. Coach Middlemiss, then the Head Coach at Trenton State College and coach of the Hopewell Lacrosse League, recognized the need for the development of a Yardley area club as the sport grew in popularity in the early 90s.
There is one winner and one runner-up for each award:
- $1,000 for each winner (one male and one female)
- $500 for each runner-up (one male and one female)
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in Spring 2020
- Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020
- Applicant must meet minimum GPA requirement of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Applicant must have played for at least one season with LBL
- Applicant must submit 2-3 letters of recommendation for a complete application
- Applicant must submit an essay (250-400 words) describing how they contributed to the lacrosse/LBL community while in high school. For example, assisting with TryLax, assisting/refereeing for recreational tournaments, or supporting lacrosse summer camps. Discuss how giving back to the lacrosse community helped shape your character.
Your compete application with references must be submitted by May 25, 2020.
How to Apply
Scholarship candidates will be notified by email during the first full week in June.
2020 Season Update
We hope you are all staying safe, in good health, and your kids are spending as much time as they can outdoors practicing lacrosse.
It’s with disappointment that we announce that the Lower Bucks Lacrosse Board has decided to cancel the Spring lacrosse season. Governor Wolf’s latest announcement extending the stay-at-home order, along with our supporting leagues, PAGLA and SEPYLA cancelling, has made it clear that we cannot proceed with the season.
Cancelling the lacrosse season pales in comparison to the very real devastation and illness being faced all over the world and in our very own backyards. We are thinking of our parents who are still working and now homeschooling their children. We wish we could offer an outlet for all that pent up energy. To all our parents that are healthcare professionals, fire or police, thank you for putting your community first.
We would, however, be remiss if we didn’t thank all our volunteers for all the hard work they put in up to this point. The LBL Board is continuing to meet regularly throughout the crisis and we are working hard to make sure your child has the opportunity to play lacrosse as soon as we are able. Stay tuned for details on summer and fall opportunities once we are cleared to return to play!
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Use the (more…) link below for full details for both the LBL Teams and TryLax.
One Minute Wall Ball Challenge
Thank you to all who sent in their submissions for the Wall Ball Challenge! Check out the video for a recap of the great work our players and coaches put in on the wall this week.
And the winners are…
Girls 3/4 – Kate S (39), 5/6 Nolah F (51), 7/8 Alice M (54)
Boys 1/2 – Kellan G (30), 3/4 – Evan T (40), 5/6 John C. (58), 7/8 Jack S (64)
We will reach out to you via email about your prize!
UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for LBL Families
March 29, 2020 @ 8:00 PM – We are still holding out hope for a spring lacrosse season and believe that our best course of action is to continue to follow the lead of our local school districts and municipalities. With that said, our season is still suspended until further notice. The TryLax program, which was set to begin this Saturday April 4th, will be pushed back as well.
The most common question we have received so far… “What will happen if the season is cancelled?”
We continue to work to determine what level of refund or credit will be possible, while maintaining the financial health of the club. There are many fixed costs that have already been spent as well as some fees we are working to recover if possible. We will be able to provide more clarity on refunds / credits once a final decision is made on the season and we have complete information from our vendors. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work through all of the many details.
It is our sincere hope that all of our families are healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. We hope to see you all on the field soon.
March 22, 2020 @ 8:00 PM – We hope this update finds all of our families both safe and healthy during what is a very challenging time. The LBL Board of Directors met this evening to discuss and review the current state of the season. During our video conference we reviewed the latest updates from the school district as well as directives from the state of Pennsylvania. We remain optimistic and are continuing to hold out hope that we will have a lacrosse season this Spring. There are several contingency plans being considered for shortened seasons and we are also looking at what it would mean to have to cancel the season altogether.
The board will provide weekly updates each Sunday evening as new information is made available. Please bear with us as we navigate this unexpected and unprecedented crisis. We appreciate your support.
All LBL programs, practices, games and events are cancelled until further notice.
March 12, 2020 @ 9:30 PM – We have been monitoring the developing situation with the coronavirus over the past few days. As a board, and per Governor Wolf’s public address made today, March 12th, we have decided that Lower Bucks Lacrosse will be adhering to all public health recommendations pertaining to Coronavirus/COVID-19.
All LBL programs, practices, games and events are cancelled until at least March 29th.
We will provide updates as more information is made available.
The health and well-being of the players and families of Lower Bucks Lacrosse is our number one priority. Lower Bucks Lacrosse is following the guidelines sent forward by the CDC, US Lacrosse and the PA Department of Health as the coronavirus situation evolves.
As various school closures take place in our area, we will communicate decisions to players, parents, coaches and volunteers whether activities will continue as scheduled or change.
In the meantime, here are some basic rules to help you and your family stay safe:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (at least 30 seconds).
- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes or nose with your hands.
- If an athlete, coach or staff member has symptoms such as coughing, fever or general malaise, they should contact their physician, should NOT attend practice and should consider self-isolation until evaluated by medical personnel.
As a source of information and support, LBL will continue to provide up-to-date information and resources when available to aid in information distribution, event preparation and organizational response. We will continue to make all efforts to ensure that our members and athletes are informed, safe and ready to compete.
2020 TryLax Registration
TryLax is for Boys and Girls in grades K – 4 who are new to the game or want a lower time commitment for the season. TryLax consists of 6 Saturday morning practices in April & May. All equipment is provided and each player receives a lacrosse stick with their registration. TryLax is $100 for the season. Registration for TryLax closes on March 15th. Learn More about TryLax – or – go to the TryLax Registration page to get started.
Navy boys Laxpack or girls LaxHer pack with embroidered LBL logo and player name included in price. Order directly from the manufacturer for a special LBL price.
- Embroidery included
- Great durable bag
- Separate compartments
- Fits in all your equipment
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