TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/7/15
From US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced that 110 teams and organizations have been selected as recipients of 2015 First Stick Program grants. US Lacrosse will partner with these programs over the next two years to provide comprehensive resources, including equipment, US Lacrosse membership and coaches education training, to assist them in becoming self-sustaining programs that operate by US Lacrosse’s national standards and best practices.
Boys’ programs received 73 grant awards and girls’ programs were awarded 37 grants. The recipients represent 36 different states. This national US Lacrosse initiative is designed to assist new and developing youth and high school lacrosse teams nationwide.
“We congratulate each of these recipients because there was a very strong applicant pool once again and a very competitive selection process for the First Stick Program,” said Meghan Chaplick, senior manager for programs at US Lacrosse. “We look forward to partnering with these teams and organizations, and supporting them with developmental resources to help them become self-sustaining programs.”
Applicant groups are required to demonstrate a financial need and verify their status as a community based youth team or organization, or an elementary, middle or high school team in order to be considered. One of First Stick’s primary goals is to help break down the barriers to participation by providing free and/or discounted resources to new teams.
The First Stick Program is a US Lacrosse initiative supported by many of the nation’s leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers of lacrosse equipment. To see the full list of supporters, or to read more about the program, please visit uslacrosse.org/FirstStick.
The full listing of 2015 recipient teams is included below.
Organization — Location
Birmingham Magic Boys’ Lacrosse — Birmingham, Ala.
River Region Boys’ Youth Lacrosse — Prattville, Ala.
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (Boys) — Phoenix, Ariz.
Bakersfield Boys’ Youth Lacrosse League — Bakersfield, Calif.
Pioneer Valley High School Girls’ Lacrosse — Santa Maria , Calif.
Pioneer Valley High School Boys’ Lacrosse — Santa Maria , Calif.
Kids in Sports LA (Girls) — Los Angeles, Calif.
Oakland Military Institute College Prep Academy (Boys) — Oakland , Calif.
Murrieta Mesa High School Boys’ Lacrosse — Murrieta, Calif.
Murrieta Valley Boys’ Lacrosse — Temecula, Calif.
Murrieta Valley Girls’ Lacrosse — Temecula, Calif.
Norco High School Lacrosse — Norco, Calif.
Oceanside Boys’ Lacrosse — Oceanside, Calif.
Oceanside Girls’ Lacrosse — Oceanside, Calif.
Denver South High School Girls — Denver, Colo.
Bridgeport Central High School Boys — Bridgeport, Conn.
Hartford Public High School Boys’ Lacrosse — Hartford, Conn.
Rockville High School Girls — Vernon, Conn.
Beacon Middle School (Boys) — Lewes, Del.
Indian River High School Girls– Dagsboro, Del.
MOT Charter School (Boys) — Middletown, Del.
Immokalee High School (Boys) — Immokalee, Fla.
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board (Boys) — Fort Myers, Fla.
Seacoast Collegiate High School Boys — Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Washington High School Girls’ Lacrosse — Pensacola, Fla.
Washington High School Boys’ Lacrosse — Pensacola, Fla.
Four Corners Upper School Boys’ Lacrosse– Davenport, Fla.
Four Corners Upper School Girls’ Lacrosse — Davenport, Fla.
Atlantic Community High School Boys’ Lacrosse — Delray Beach, Fla.
John I Leonard High School Girls’ Lacrosse — Greenacres, Fla.
Opportunities Industrialization Center of South Florida (Boys) — Oakland Park, Fla.
Augusta Boys’ Lacrosse — Evans, Ga.
Chamblee Charter High School Boys — Chamblee, Ga.
Druid Lakes Boys’ Youth Lacrosse — Atlanta, Ga.
Druid Lakes Girls’ Youth Lacrosse — Atlanta, Ga.
Eagle’s Landing High School Girls — McDonough, Ga.
Effingham County Boys — Guyton, Ga.
About The Kids, Inc. (Boys) — Meridian, Idaho
Sandpoint Cutthroat Girls’ Lacrosse — Sandpoint, Idaho
DeKalb Park District (Boys) — DeKalb, Ill.
Roosevelt High School Boys — Chicago, Ill.
Bosse High School Girls’ Lacrosse — Evansville, Ind.
South Bend Bears Boys’ Youth Lacrosse — South Bend, Ind.
Tippecanoe Boys’ Lacrosse Association — West Lafayette, Ind.
QC Girls’ Lacrosse Association — Eldridge, Iowa
South Oldham Boys’ Lacrosse — Pewee Valley, Ky
Mt. Blue Area Boys’ Lacrosse — Farmington, Maine
Oxford Hills Boys’ Youth Lacrosse — Norway, Maine
Patriot Boys’ Lacrosse Club — New Gloucester, Maine
Patriot Girls’ Lacrosse Club — New Gloucester, Maine
Cambridge Girls’ Youth Lacrosse — Cambridge, Mass.
Springfield Boys & Girls Club — Springfield, Mass.
Detroit Sports Dreams, L3C Boys’ Lacrosse — Detroit, Mich.
Detroit Sports Dreams, L3C Girls’ Lacrosse — Detroit, Mich.
Ovid Elsie Boys’ Lacrosse Club — Ovid, Mich.
Grand Cities Boys’ Lacrosse Club — East Grand Forks, Minn.
Park Girls’ Lacrosse — Parkville, Mo.
New Hope Church of the Nazarene Storm Boys’ Lacrosse – St. Louis, Mo.
Howell United Boys’ Lacrosse — Saint Charles, Mo.
Havelock High School Girls’ Lacrosse — Havelock, N.C.
Abenaki Boys’ Lacrosse — Wolfeboro, N.H.
Abenaki Girls’ Lacrosse — Wolfeboro, N.H.
Jersey City Boys’ Lacrosse — Jersey City, N.J.
Jersey City Girls’ Lacrosse — Jersey City, N.J.
City of East Orange (Boys) — East Orange, N.J.
Burlington City High School (Girls) — Burlington, N.J.
Stone Bridge Middle School Boys — Allentown, N.J.
Stone Bridge Middle School Girls — Allentown, N.J.
ABQ Boys’ Youth Lacrosse — Albuquerque, N.M.
ABQ Girls’ Youth Lacrosse — Albuquerque, N.M.
Mott Hall IV Boys — Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mott Hall IV Girls — Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wishful Thinking Foundation (Boys) — Amsterdam, N.Y.
North Star Foundation (Boys) — Omaha, Neb
Berea Midpark High School Boys’ Lacrosse — Berea, Ohio
Chardon Girls’ Lacrosse — Chardon, Ohio
Perrysburg Boys’ Youth Lacrosse — Perrysburg, Ohio
Anderson Community Boys’ Lacrosse Club — Cincinnati, Ohio
Ravens Boys’ Youth Lacrosse — Redmond, Ore.
Hazleton Area School District Girls — White Haven, Pa.
South Philadelphia High School Boys — Philadelphia, Pa.
West Philadelphia High School Boys — Philadelphia, Pa.
Foster-Glocester Regional School Boys — North Scituate, R.I.
Foster-Glocester Regional School Girls — North Scituate, R.I.
Spartanburg Boys’ Youth Lacrosse League — Spartanburg, S.C.
Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud — Mission, S.D.
South Dakota Boys’ Lacrosse — Sioux Falls, S.D.
South Dakota Girls’ Lacrosse — Sioux Falls, S.D.
Arlington Girls’ Lacrosse Club — Arlington, Tenn.
Emerald Youth Foundation (Boys) — Knoxville, Tenn.
Normal Park Museum Magnet (Boys) — Chattanooga , Tenn.
Sevier County High School Girls’ Lacrosse — Sevierville, Tenn.
West End International Middle School Boys — Nashville, Tenn.
Langham Creek Lobos Boys’ Lacrosse — Houston, Texas
West Houston Boys’ Lacrosse Association — Houston, Texas
Coronado Boys’ Lacrosse Club — El Paso, Texas
Irving Boys’ Lacrosse Club — Farmers Branch, Texas
Irving Middle School Boys’ Lacrosse — Richardson, Texas
Richmond Boys’ Lacrosse Club — Richmond, Texas
IDEA Public Schools – Walzem Boys’ Lacrosse — San Antonio, Texas
IDEA Public Schools – Walzem Girls’ Lacrosse — San Antonio, Texas
Stewartsville Chamblissburg Recreation Boys’ Lacrosse — Goodview, Va.
Stewartsville Chamblissburg Recreation Girls’ Lacrosse — Goodview, Va.
Milton Girls’ Youth Lacrosse — Milton, Vt.
White River Boys’ Lacrosse — Buckley, Wash.
Cougars Girls’ Lacrosse — Charleston, W.V.
Kanawha Valley Spartans Boys’ Lacrosse — Elkview, W.V.
Bayside Athletics (Boys) — Williams Bay, Wisc.
PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps (Boys) — Milwaukee, Wisc.