The Stringman's BOX LACROSSE TOURNAMENT
February 19th, 20th, & 21st
GRADES 6TH, 7TH, 8TH
Each team is randomly placed in two 6 team brackets.
Teams are guaranteed 5 games in their bracket! The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams
AAU has decided to go back to ages instead of grades for anyone in the 3rd to 8th grade.
4th grade is now 10U – An athlete can be no older than 10 on August 31st 2015
5th grade is now 11U – An athlete can be no older than 11 on August 31st 2015
6th grade is now 12U – An athlete can be no older than 12 on August 31st 2015
7th grade is now 13U – An athlete can be no older than 13 on August 31st 2015
8th grade is now 14U – An athlete can be no older than 14 on August 31st 2015 High School will be labeled as followed:
15 & Under/9th grade Division – An athlete can be no older than 15 on August 31st, 2015. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 9th grade as of Oct. 1, 2014 and who is no older than 16 on Aug. 31, 2015 is eligible to play.
16 & Under/10th grade Division – An athlete can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2015. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 10th grade as of Oct. 1, 2014 and who is no older than 17 on Aug. 31st, 2015 is eligible to play.
17 & Under/11th grade Division – An athlete can be no older than 17 on Aug. 31st, 2015. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 11th grade as of Oct. 1, 2014 and who is no older than 18 on August 31, 2014 is eligible to play.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL. – Last week, the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States held their 124th National Convention at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was the largest convention held in AAU history with an overwhelming number of volunteers and delegates who traveled from districts all over the United States to cast their votes.
More than 800 votes were cast for the office of President in congress on Friday. Candidates consisted of President Henry Forrest and AAU National Volleyball Chairman, Dr. Roger Goudy. When the result came in, 462 votes were cast in favor of Dr. Goudy, making him the new President of the Amateur Athletic Union.
Dr. Goudy who lives with his family in Madison, Ohio, is the first AAU President from Ohio since former Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes.
Along with Dr. Goudy, four other officers were elected in congress. Rusty Buchanan was elected First Vice President, making it his second term in that position. Matt Williams was elected Second Vice President and Cynthia Trombly and Jo Mirza were elected as National Secretary and National Treasurer.
What's New in AAU!
Nor' east Lightning B17U (Morales):
Went 4-0 in the Elite Sports Fall Event out in Trumbull, CT. They won 2 games on Saturday, a semi-final and championship game on Sunday.
Nor' east Lightning Boys (Morales)
This past weekend the 4th of October they competed in the Jim Couch Foundation National Training Showcase at the Mott Haven Educational Campus in the Bronx. The team got off to a slow start and found themselves down by 17 at half. However, by re-focusing and playing good half court man to man defense in the second half, they were able to make a great comeback and defeat the
Jim Couch Foundation house team 71-54.
NEL Boys 9TH Grade:
Currently 5-1 in the 2014 Summer City Legends League which is held in the Bronx and will be gearing up for the Summer playoffs.
Boys 7TH Grade (Elser):
After a very nice AAU season the boys continue to play in the Summer Super League in the 8TH Grade division.
Boys 9TH Grade (Morales) Competes at Nationals in Virginia
NEL 58 vs. NC-CBC 56 in OT
NEL 54 vs. MA-Diamond State Titans 56 (They ended up winning the championship)
NEL 55 vs. CT-Wins For Life All-Stars 43
NEL 78 vs. Virginia Crush 47
NEL 46 vs. CT Select 36
***Currently playing in the Bronx in the NYC Legends League***
Boys 6TH Grade NEL (Foti) – Division III Nationals Update – VA.
They went 2-1, losing to eventual 4th place team- WP BB All-Stars.
Other Pool Games:
NEL 55 Taylor Made All-Stars (KY) 42
NEL defeated Tidewater Wildcats in double OT
In Championship Bracket:
NEL 53 Virginia Academy Prep 42
In the Sweet Sixteen we lost to eventual semi-finalist and 3rd overall DOBO Nation (Ohio).
Boys 7th grade NEL (Bryant/Cook)
The team ended a solid AAU season a final Victory over the New York Raiders 39-31.
This was a perfect cap to a solid season of learning and getting better.
NEL (Team Morales)
Wins The NJ Shootout Championship in Atlantic City by going 4-0. They defeated NJ Fire, Team Hines, NJCP and Peak Skills in the final by a score of 56-45. The team has compiled a record of 24-9 thus far and is on a 12 game winning streak. Next up is the Kingz of the court in New Haven, CT.
Boys 9th grade NEL (Morales):
Wins NY Metro-District Championship and Qualifies for Nationals out in Virginia in July by defeating a scrappy NBAC team in the semi-finals and then winning against a well-coached Rising Stars team in the finals. Next on the schedule is the NJ Super Showcase out at Atlantic City, NJ.
Girls NEL 9th Grade (Yearwood)
Boys NEL 9th grade (Morales): Division III District Championship
The boys went 4-0 advancing to the final four on Monday, May 26th
where they will face NBAC. They defeated
LIL (Schular), LIL (Curry), Rising Stars and Staten Island's Finest.
NEL Boys 4th grade (Ferraro/Kass): Zero Gravity War of Westchester Tournament
1st. game Lightning 43 Monroe Crusaders 19, 2nd game Lightning 46 Castle Athletics 25
3rd game Lightning 48 House of Sports 20 , Playoffs: Lightning 45 House of Sports 23
Lost to Greenwich Stars in the chip.