Donations - Donna Charitat/The Tomlinson Team
One of our gold sponsors, Donna Charitat with The Tomlinson Team at Prudential Georgia Realty has agreed to give 10% of any net commissions earned for home sales (rentals excluded) back to Etowah Lacrosse throughout the 2013 season. Any buyer or seller would just need to mention they are associated with or part of Etowah lacrosse and I will honor the 10%. Friends, neighbors, relatives are fine too...they do not have to have a player on any of the teams. Sales are not limited to Cherokee County and can be anywhere in the metro Atlanta area. Unfortunately, we have a team of 6 realtors all with their own "causes". This offer does not apply to our team as a whole, only those sales I am personally a part of. The market has really picked up and activity is booming. With this equaling several hundred dollars per transaction, this could amount to some substantial funds for Etowah lacrosse. Thank you, Donna Charitat The Tomlinson Team Prudential Georgia Realty 770-309-0253 www.MyAgentDonna.com …
But there are a few teams that don’t plan on making that easy.
Woodstock and Cherokee, who will compete alongside the Eagles in Area 2AAAAAA, aren’t planning to go quietly. Neither is River Ridge, which will face Etowah in a non-area game during the final week of the season, in just its first season competing at the varsity level.
Woodstock and Etowah were both playoff teams last season. The Wolverines bowed out in the first round, while the Eagles reached the semifinals, where they lost to eventual state champion Milton.
Woodstock will benefit from the largest class of seniors in program history. The Wolverines are aiming for a fourth-consecutive trip to the state playoffs under coach John Sailers, but it won’t be easy.
Because the sport is still growing, the areas have been adjusted to accommodate new teams. The changes have made Area 2AAAAAA undisputedly the best in the state. It boasts three of the final four teams from the Class AAAAA playoffs last season — Etowah and the two, finalists Milton and Lassiter.
“It’s easy to say we are in the toughest (area) in the state,” Sailers said.
The Wolverines will be led by third-year starting goalkeeper Austin Ambrose, and two other third-year starters on the attack, Dalton Clark and Bishop Beoning.
Woodstock should be strong defensively and in transition. The Wolverines graduated just one member of the defense and one member of the midfield.
“We are very excited about the upcoming year, and we have high expectations,” Sailers said.
Etowah finished 2012 campaign ranked fourth in the state and, according to coach Michael Tuley, is ready for another run deep into the playoffs and a challenge for a state title.
The Eagles (1-1) have already opened their season, with a win over Hillgrove and a loss to Chattahoochee.
They are led returning all-state seniors Sam Rubin and Griffin Sinclair on defense and seniors Chris Orr and Nick Parbhoo on offense. All four are team captains.
Other key players on defense include seniors Hayden Armistead and Seamus Smart. Offensive contributors include seniors Connor Smith and Matt Taylor, as well as juniors Zach Lord, Blake Charitat, Jay Crook and Connor Tuza.
“I would say our strength is our defense,” Tuley said. “We are returning all but one player from last year’s team. We let a few teams hang around with us last season, and we look to be more decisive and finish them early.”
Cherokee is off to a rocky start at 0-3. The Warriors are lacking offense, but that may change as the season progresses.
Creekview, a newcomer to the scene, will play its first season at the varsity level.
River Ridge will play a non-area schedule as it attempts to recruit players from within the school and develop a feeder program. With just 20 players on the roster, the Knights know they will have to work hard to become competitive.
Key players for River Ridge include juniors Chandler Eggins (attack/midfield), Cody Scott (attack) and J.J. Vienneau (attack) and sophomore Jacob Samuels (defense).
Please see this message from Coach Tuley:
Anyone interested in playing Boys Lacrosse there is a mandatory meeting this Wed. @ 2:45 in the Boys Locker room in the old gym, to discuss conditioning, physicals and eligibility…If you have any questions please see Coach Tuley in Trailer #9018
This year we will be focusing some of our Community Service efforts on providing one of The Hope Houses at the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch with a wonderful Christmas. There are currently 4 boys between the ages of 18-21 living at The Hope House. There needs are different and often more expensive than a lot of the younger boys there and might often get over looked. I will be collecting gift cards, clothing items (nice stuff- like our boys would want) and monetary donations. I will take all monetary donations and buy gift cards and/or presents for them to unwrap. Some ideas for gift cards - gas cards, fast food gift certificates, TJ Max, ect.
I will begin collecting this week and continue through December 9th. If you want to get this checked off your list early- I will be collecting before the Varsity and JV games on Sunday, Nov 11th or you can drop off at my house.
Thank you so much,
6004 Seren Cove
Etowah LAX - Our Head Community Coach, Jon Bristow, is also coaching for ATL, an Elite Boys Travel Team. This is the summer program of choice for Etowah players. Summer Lacrosse is where you can get more playing time, hone your skills, play against top teams in the nation, and gain exposure. Please see the following announcement.
Atlanta Travel Lacrosse (ATL) will be having Summer 2013 try-outs on Sunday Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 16.
We are planning on fielding two High School teams and one U15 team; all depending on player participation and team competitiveness.
Try-out location: Kell High School Stadium turf field
Times: U15: 1:00pm-2:30pm
HS: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
All attendees will be required to participate in full equipment as the they will be evaluated in game conditions in both individual and group drills. Players are also asked to attend both try-out days.
Costs, specific tournaments, team roster size, and practice times for each age group will be determined by the Dec. 9 tryout date. Information will be updated on our website in the coming weeks. Team information can be found at www.atlantatravellax.com
Attached is a player profile form the that must be completed in order to try out and can be emailed back or submitted at the tryouts.
Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.
Mark A. Landry
PO Box 5633Canton, GA 30114