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Recent Laxachusetts 2023 Class News

The Laxachusetts Youth Fall Ball Program is an optional program for our youth players. We typically have 60% of our players participate in the fall ball program due to other fall sports commitments such as football, soccer and hockey.

The entire focus in our fall ball program is on player skill development and raising the competition level and lax IQ of our players.

We enter ALL of our teams in the most competitive bracket at the Scarecrow tourney so they are all being equally challenged .

Our fall ball program consists of 5 skill sessions and 2 tourneys.

In our first tourney of the Fall Ball Program we participated in the NH Tomahawks Scarecrow Festival. It is always a great event with the top clubs from NH, MA and RI attending at the beautiful facilities at the Taunton Forekicks Facility.

This is the 5th year in a row we have attended the Scarecrow Tourney and for the 5th year in a row, we went undefeated in 4 out of 5 age divisions (2027, 2026, 2025 and 2024).

Overall our Laxachusetts Youth teams combined 25 wins, 10 losses and 1 tie. With 3 of those 10 losses coming from LXC vs LXC games.

Overall terrific day for our players, teams, coaches and parents.

We have much work to do this off-season but this is a great way to start and the boys displayed grit and hard work throughout the day. .

Lots of rust to shake off of those sticks but the good news is that our Indoor Skills training begins in November at various locations. As we always say, we do not judge success on wins and losses but how those wins and losses happen.

First and foremost is that we expect our players to give an all out effort and anything less is unacceptable which we did see this weekend at the Scarecrow Tourney.

We look forward to our final tourney of our Youth Fall Ball season on Oct. 26th at Lancaster, MA.

BOSTON PRIDE !!

LXC Teams Shine at Club Lacrosse National Championships

By Sports Staff 07/23/2019, 1:45pm EDT

Laxachusetts Parents, 

The National Club Lacrosse Championships were held at UMass Amherst over the weekend and the talent level was off the charts.

The National Lacrosse Federation (NLF) invited the top 32 club teams in North American to participate in the National Club Lacrosse Championships which drew a record setting number of college coaches with over 230 in attendance over 3 days. The previous record of college coaches attending a boys lacrosse event was 180.

Our boys from Boston continued with the success our program has had all summer at regional and national events. Our LXC teams impressed at all levels (youth and high school) at the Club National Championships. 

National Rankings from the National Championships (which are more accurate than "paid for" ranking sites).

National Championship Rankings:
2027 AA Black advanced to the Quarter Finals (3rd place National Ranking)
2026 AA Black (NATIONAL CHAMPIONS) (#1 National Ranking
2025 AA Black advanced to Quarter Finals (5th place National Ranking) 
2024 AA Black advanced to Quarter Finals (5th place National Ranking)
2024 A Yellow advanced to CHAMPIONSHIP Game (2nd place National Ranking)
2023 AA Black advanced to Quarter Finals (5th place National Ranking
2023 A Yellow (6th place National Ranking
2022 AA Black advanced to Semi Finals (3rd place National Ranking
2022 AA Yellow (25th place National Ranking
2022 A Navy (13th place National Ranking
2021 AA Black advanced to Semi Finals (3rd place National Ranking
2021 AA Yellow (26th place National Ranking
2021 A Navy (13th place National Ranking
2020 AA Black advanced to the CHAMPIONSHIP Game (2nd place National Ranking
2020 AA Yellow (14th place National Ranking
2020 A Navy (12th place National Ranking

We will recap the 2018/2019 LXC program year in a separate email. 

Congrats to ALL of our LXC players, teams, coaches and families on the best year yet with our program. We have so much to be thankful and our success as a program from the hard work , commitment and GRIT that our players possess. 

Never stop pushing yourself and grinding !

Boston Pride !

LXC Staff 

Coaching Announcement: Bill Daye Joins LXC Staff

By Sports Staff 07/15/2019, 9:45am EDT

Laxachusetts Lacrosse is beyond excited to add Bill Daye to the LXC Coaching Staff. Not only is "BD" an incredible coach but he is even a better friend to so many in our LXC Lacrosse Family.

BD was also Boston Cannons teammate with Coach Evans, Coach Glass and Coach Battista. He was also the Boston Cannons Head Coach when Coach Morris, Coach Reid and Coach Murphy played for the Cannons. Its so incredible to have all of these guys back together working to help our boys follow their dreams in this great sport of Lacrosse. 

Just a huge addition to our amazing coaching staff and we are so excited to have Coach Daye join our program for the 2019/2020 season and beyond. 

Welcome Coach Daye !! 

Boston Pride ! 
 

Coach Daye Bio:

Bill was asked to interview for a PLL head coaching position but unfortunately did not make the cut.  He was however offered an assistant coaching position on two different staffs but politely declined due to a hectic work travel schedule.
 
Bill was inducted into the Eastern Massachusetts HOF in 2018.
 
In 2012, Bill was named one of Lacrosse Magazine’s Most Twenty Influential Black Figures in Lacrosse History.
 
Bill has worked with and supported Harlem Lacrosse and has been an advisory board member for Metro Lacrosse.  He currently works in the lacrosse community in the town he resides in, Hingham MA as a girl’s youth lacrosse coach for Hingham Girls Youth Lacrosse.  He is also very involved in the community and trains goalies of all ages to help develop them not only on the field but off as well.
 
Bill served as the Boston Cannons Head Coach for six years; compiling a 43-29 record and leading the Boston Cannons to post season play in four of those six years. In 2011 the Boston Cannons won the Major League Lacrosse Championship; the 1st in franchise history.
 
Bill's accolades include:

  • 2011 MLL Coach of the Year, also the 1st in franchise history
  • MLL All-star game as a coach four times as a coach and once as a player
  • 2001-2002 MLL All-Pro
  • 2001-2002 MLL All-Star
  • 2001 Boston Cannon’s (inaugural season) - voted by his teammates
  • 2X United States Men’s National Team Tryout Invitation Recipient
  • 2x All-Club United States Club Lacrosse Association (USCLA)
  • 1996 USCLA Player of the Year
  • Member of the Boston Blazers Indoor lacrosse team – MILL
  • Member of the New York Saints Indoor lacrosse team - MILL
  • University of North Carolina 1990-1993
  • 1991 NCAA Champions
  • 4x NCAA Final Four participant
  • Won 4 Atlantic Coast Championships
  • 1992 All ACC Tournament Team

 
Bill has been married for 17 years to his wife Alison, they have two athletic girls; Adison 13 and Ollie 10 who compete in dance and love the sport of lacrosse.