First off: how is a guy this much bigger than everyone else playing lacrosse and not a professional wrestler? Second, do you really think it’s a good idea to give something that big a stick to beat other people with. Okay, so the opposing player does have a helmet on, but he still gets knocked to the ground by Goliath in this video.
The tape stops shortly after the cheap shot, but we heard a rumor that other players then picked up folding chairs and started slamming each other in the back and over the head with them. The goalie may have jumped off the top rope and put a pile driver into another guy’s head for no reason. There also might have been a “foreign object” tucked into one of the player’s shorts and used to open a small, but profusely bleeding, head wound on an opponent’s head. (Or we could just be confusing that with one of the Wrestlemania’s from the early 90′s.)
And you wonder why American teenagers love lacrosse so much?
Another day, another High School Coach Sex Scandal. This one involves a girl’s lacrosse coach, recently fired over “differences in coaching styles” (whatever that means) who–according to police–tried to solicit someone online he thought was an underage girl into meeting in a part to have sex.
At right, the mug shot picture of one Richard A. Case, Jr.
The former girls lacrosse coach at Westerville North High School was arrested and accused of soliciting an underage girl online, police said Wednesday. Richard A. Case, Jr. was arrested after police said he attempted to meet with a juvenile whom he had met online for sex, 10TV’s Lindsey Seavert reported.
Members of the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were investigating a complaint of a man soliciting people online for sex, Westerville Police Lt. Tracey Myers said. Case, 34, was arrested on Tuesday after he arrived at the meeting location. Police said he agreed to meet a girl for the purpose of taking her to a local park for sex. During the subsequent interview, Case admitted to knowing that he was meeting a juvenile female.
According to Ward Melville High School (NY) senior Emma “Ms. Obvious 2010″ Bloch, “everyone in high school drinks.” Maybe, but not everyone is dumb enough to post pictures of their underage boozing activity on Facebook for the world to see, especially if it’s pretty much the entire lacrosse team. That, even in an era where everyone is drunk every day at school, will get you suspended from the team. Not because you were drinking, but because you were stupid enough to post those pics online. We expect the drinking, but you kids these days with your video games, cellular phones and sexting should really know better. Claims one senior Teddy “The Valedictorian” Ouwerkerk: “I guess Facebook isn’t the most private after all.”
Fifteen high school lacrosse players learned the hard way to be careful what you display on Facebook. The players from Ward Melville High School posted photos of a night of drinking, classmates said. Ward Melville school district officials apparently saw those photos and promptly suspended the fifteen players for today’s home game against Smithtown. “It’s not the biggest deal,” said Ward Melville senior Emma Bloch. “Everyone in high school drinks. They just shouldn’t have put it out there.”
The drinking incident happened April 16 at a private home, school district officials said in a written statement. But the statement did not specify what happened, whether it was heavy drinking, hazing or something else. “Maybe it’s not the smartest move to have put the photos up,” said senior Teddy Ouwerkerk. “I guess Facebook isn’t the most private after all.”
Westboro High School lost 14-1 last week and, according to reports, after the loss, some of the players blamed their goalkeeper for the mess. So, what’s a coach to do? Of course, put them all in the net after the game and take shots at them until they make a save. That’s right there in John Wooden’s book on coaching, isn’t it? Well, apparently some Westboro parents haven’t read that book and think that the actions of coach Frank “Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?” Arena were out of line–bordering on hazing–and wanted the second year coach gone.
The controversial Westboro High coach, who parents claim physically abused some of his players after a blowout loss last week, has resigned. Boys’ lacrosse coach Frank Arena, 25, was suspended indefinitely last week after allegedly mistreating nine players after Tuesday’s 14-1 loss at Nashoba Regional in Bolton. Mr. Arena’s suspension was handed down after parents complained that the second-year coach was wrong to put nine players in net while he took shots at them. According to the parents, the players were wearing their regular lacrosse pads — not goalie equipment, including full chest protection — and weren’t allowed to leave the goal until they made a save.
According to one parent, the nine players were put in goal by the coach because they partially blamed their team’s goaltender for the lopsided loss to Nashoba. Parents who reported the incident to school administrators called it a form of hazing and physical abuse.