News and Announcements
Welcome back to all and hope everyone had a great spring break but….now it’s time to get back to work. As well as we’ve played this year, unfortunately this past weekends play in Seattle showed that there is always work to do and things to improve upon. The sr varsity team went 2-2 this past weekend playing some of the best high school teams from Washington, Oregon, and Nevada. Not bad but…not what we had planned for in preparing for the Northwest Invitational.
Wearing the Spartan helmet on your chest brings with it a great past, strong winning traditions, and high expectations of performance and execution. It also brings with it a reputation that brings the best from opponents wanting to measure themselves against those considered one of the finest programs of lacrosse in North America. Therefore, we must always work to stay on top and a step ahead!! So….more of that work, preparation, and learning will be the focus for the next 8 weeks so we are ready for June!!
Mixed in with that will be some PE curriculum for the Jr program as well as a hope to bring in sport performance experts to help the guys with the mental component of the game.
In addition many of the guys will be involved with the schools rugby, track, and tennis teams as well as their own indoor lacrosse teams so…doing my best we will try to schedule activities around all this to avoid injuries and overtraining.
The next 3 weeks are posted at school, the website has this week posted with the others to follow soon. Please make sure guys are prepared for each day and whatever it entails.
Thanks – Coach Reisig
The schedule for this week has been posted to the site. Both juniors and seniors will be at the turf Tuesday and Thursday.
Please check the great new videos posted to the site from the 2017 provincials, the seniors trip to Baltimore earlier this season and the trip to Denver last spring. Video credit to Caleb Kueber! Videos can be found here – http://www.teampages.com/clubs/2598/videos
No other reminders for this week. Have a good week leading into Spring Break.
Great job by all players within the Spartan lacrosse program. What a fantastic 3 days in Coquitlam and Vancouver and an excellent opportunity to display Claremont lacrosse. 4 teams in the semis of tier one lax, 3 in the finals (which is weird??) and then 2 BC champions!!! Congratulations.
And…equally as important quiet and respectful stays while at the hotel and travelling as a program while on the ferries.
Special thanks to parents and bus drivers Grant Pepper and Nathan Stevens for their willingness to help out and drive the boys from field to field and hotel. Can’t thank them enough and I hope the boys did too!!! As well to Chris for ‘manning the ship’ so often as I was often back and forth due to also coaching girls basketball BCs.
Was great to see so many parents out supporting the boys as well. Hope that was enjoyed.
Full size photos of the teams after the wins are available under the Photos section of the site.
Thankfully Monday is a Pro-D day where most staff are off for the day and I/we can all catch our breath. Tues and Wed we will be at school for PE and training, Thur we will be at the turf, and Fri will depend on weather.
Looking ahead we have only 2 weeks prior to spring break and traditionally after spring break for the month of Apr we will do a little less lacrosse at school as indoor seasons are doing tryouts and have their start ups. First though we have a trip to Seattle at the end of March (which is during spring break) for our annual entry to the Northwest Invitational.
Team list will go up this Tuesday and information will go home later this week. Traditionally a Gr 11/12 trip which we also try to involve a Gr 10 or 2 for a total of approx 25 players. We will leave either late Thur (Mar 30) or early Fri (Mar 31) morning and return Sun early evening.
Enjoy the Monday off – use the time to catch up on school days missed last week.
Claremont Lacrosse swept the Tier 1 provincials capturing the title in both senior and junior!
Great job by all players within the Spartan lacrosse program. What a fantastic 3 days in Coquitlam and Vancouver and an excellent opportunity to display Claremont lacrosse. 4 teams in the semis of tier one lax, 3 in the finals (which is weird??) and then 2 BC champions!!! Congratulations!
Full size images of each winning team are available under the Photos section of the site.
Here are the games for tomorrow.
Juniors: semi finals at 9am:
Claremont 1 (Shaun as goalie) vs New West at Mercer
Claremont 2 (Brian/Jack as goalie) vs Royal Bay at Charles Best
Seniors semi finals at 11am:
Grade 12 vs New West at Mercer
Grade 11 vs Centennial at Charles Best
1pm junior final TBA
3pm senior final TBA