|March 9||Sun||Comet Field||11:00am to 1:00pm||1:15 to 3:15pm||3:30 to 5:00pm||3:30 to 5:00pm|
Come play Blue Mtn! See you at Evaluations on Sunday!
When: Players only need to come to one of the dates, but can elect to come to both dates if they want. Read about our coaches by clicking on the names of the U19-U15-U13-U11 coaches.
U19 tryouts- Players currently in 9th, 10th and 11th grades. Coaches: Doug Bailey, Trey Keeley, Asst Coach @ Frostburg State University, Preston Ketchum, Asst. Coach @ Muhlenburg College, Dave Warmingham, Head Coach @ Lampeter-Strasburg HS.
U15 tryouts: (players born on or after 9/1/1998) - Players currently in 7th and 8th grade, and qualified 9th graders (if your son is in 9th grade and playing on the High School JV or Varsity team, they are not eligible to play for any U15 team in any summer tournament even if they qualify by age requirement) Coaches: Dave Ondrusek, Head Coach @ Hempfield HS, and Kyle Piper, Asst Coach @ Hempfield HS, Rob Kreider, Asst Coach @ Hempfield HS.
U13 tryouts: (player born on or after 9/1/2000) - Players currently in 5th and 6th grade, and qualified 7th graders who meet age requirement. Coaches: Kenny Snyder, Head Coach @ Penn Manor HS; and Rich Lefever, Asst. Coach @ Elizabethtown College
U11 tryouts: (player born on or after 9/1/2002) - Players in 3rd and 4th grade, and qualified 5th graders who meet age requirement. Coaches: Jeremy Adams, Head Coach @ Elizabethtown HS; and Kirk Piper, Asst Coach @ Elizabethtown HS. and Rich Lefever, Asst. Coach @ Elizabethtown College.
We also have coaches at each level who are current players in college. Last year, our outstanding group of college players included Mark Stratton, Ursinus College; Jordan Norris, Eastern University, Jake Weber, Ursinus College; Matt Curcio, Lake Erie College; Connor DuBois, Roanoke College; Zach Kunkle, Florida Tech University, Alex Cummins, Florida Tech University, John Sullivan, Widener University, and Ryan Bailey, Florida Tech University.
Damon sporting his PA Keystone Games Bronze Medal, with his mom and dad sharing a proud moment at PSU.
The Blue Mtn U19 Premier Team finished with 43 wins-8 losses-2 ties in the Summer of 2013. Blue Mountains top teams played in Lava Lax, Lehigh Laxfest, SummerSlam, Summer Sizzle, Champ Camp, Chocolatetown USA Shootout and the PA Keystone Games.
1. More practice time and more coaches means more development!
2. We are coaches and educators, and our goal is to provide your son with more training, development and competition for less money.
3. We teach your son how to compete in practice, scrimmages and tournaments to ready your son for his aspirations.
4. The best coaches at each level to help prepare your son for his next level of play!
Blue Mtn Lacrosse at all levels had a great season, learning lacrosse and learning to work together with new teammates from all over Central PA, as well as making incredible new friendships.
Our top U19 teams at tournaments had incredible success at Summer Slam, UP Lax, Summer Sizzle, Champ Camp, and at the PA Keystone Games and Chocolatetown Shootout USA tournaments.
Our U19 teams under that level faced adversity, great challenges and grew tremendously throughout the summer learning to play at a higher level of expectation, and certainly that growth was evident with the great success we claimed here on our last weekend of summer lacrosse.
On July 27 and 28, we had forty-seven (47) U19 players at work playing lacrosse, and had a combined record of 14 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss. That only loss was by one goal. One Chocolatetown Shootout USA Championship and one PA Keystone Games Bronze Medal effort.
Elizabethtown College's and Ephrata's Tucker Keefer, played for the 2011 PA Keystone Games HS Blue Mtn Gold Medal team as well as the 2008 7th/8th grade team Gold Medal team; click here to read and learn more about Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks Co. players who have made lacrosse history with Blue Mountain at the PA Keystone Games.
The 2013 Blue Mtn Keystone Games HS team sought gold, but came away with the Bronze Medal at Penn State University. Only going down in defeat once during the entire tournament, and in that defeat losing only by a goal, the Blue Mtn-Keystone HS team made their coaches proud of their great effort and heart, and will to work their game.
Blue Mountain made it to the semi-finals with a 6-0-1 record, dropping a 3-2 contest with a very good York Co. team in a great battle in the semifinal matchup. In the contest, York midfielder Colin George (also of Blue Mtn), scored 2 goals against the Blue Mtn-Keystone team. Blue Mtn then faced Delaware Co. in the Brnze Medal game, with Blue winning a hard fought battle 9-8 OT victory to claim the Bronze medal.
Lehigh Valley won the Gold medal over Silver medalist York Co., 7-5.
This tournament also marked the inaugeral 5th/6th grade (Youth) division. Blue Mtn's 5th/6th grade team was 2-2 in the tournament pool play and dropped a 9-8 decision to Lehigh Valley in the Bronze medal contest. After the game, Coach Adams summed up the team's first Keystone Games experience perfectly acknowledging defeat, but also clarifying the team's heart, and ability to battle and get better through the tournament play.
The 7th/8th grade squad finished the tournament with a 3-3 record, but challenged all but one of the Keystone Games squads throughout their tournament play.
Click here view Blue Mtn's rosters.
#37 Colin Riley cranking it up on the run lefty at Summer Slam!
Coach Jake Weber and Matt Curcio helped guide the Blue Mtn's HS team to the Tournament Championship this past weekend at Chocolatetown, with a 6-1 victory over the Bison Brawlers in the Championship contest.
More details to come, but an exclamation point on a great June and July of lacrosse for Blue Mtn, with great success at Lehigh Laxfest, Summer Slam, UP Lax, Summer Sizzle, Champ Camp and Chocolatetown. With multiple teams having success and battling adversity at our tournaments, the strong end of the year showing is really a testament to the sometimes humbling journey our players had on the road to great success.
A lot of great work helped Blue Mtn finish strong and make a statement on our process of helping grow and develop great lacrosse here in our backyard.
Click here to view the Championship Choclatetown roster.