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A Look Back on Queen of the Mount

As we gear up for YouthFest this Sunday, April 14th, we reflect on our first event of the spring season: Queen of the Mount. T3 Lacrosse Digital Marketing Coordinator Blaire Nathanson asked coaches, players and parents that attended Queen of the Mount what they thought of the event and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. Noel Ciocon, coach of the Young Guns 5th/6th grade team, stated, “Queen of the Mount was a fun event; great way for the girls to get rust off their sticks and get ready for the spring season.”  

Danielle Ives, first time T3 event attendee, coached the Lady Bulldogs 7th/8th grade squad.  Coaches Ives was asked what she is excited for in the upcoming lacrosse season.

“I’m excited about the playing part, a little nervous about the changes in the rules, including self start. This tournament has been great because it’s teaching them the new rules that I’d have to reteach them if they didn’t know, self start and the new sphere. And I have a lot of new players so this is a good way to get your feet wet before our games start.”  

Blaire spoke with the 3rd/4th Division Champions, the Junior Lions, located in Hunterdon County. Coach Hisner has attended T3 Events in the past and described the experience she’s had. “It’s just so much fun for the girls…well organized and good facilities.”Just a few short days until YouthFest in Basking Ridge, NJ. Look forward to seeing some Queen of the Mount participants and new faces! Look out for the schedule coming soon and check out the stations for the 2019 Lax Combine at YouthFest here!

 

T3 Lacrosse Coaches, Players and Alumni Come Together For T3 Elite Day

T3 Lacrosse has grown over the years to cover 7 regions throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, but the family atmosphere that existed on day one is still alive and well today.  In order to bring the family together, a program called T3 Elite Day was created. All regions of players, families, coaches and alumni come together on T3 Elite Day to watch a high level college women’s lacrosse game. It’s a great way for young players to experience what lacrosse looks like at the highest level and they get to play on the field at halftime for a truly exciting experience! At the end of each game the home team signs autographs for the T3 Elite players as a memento of the event.  

The first game of the T3 Elite Day program was between Stonybrook and Princeton at Princeton University. The home team took the win by one goal with only two minutes remaining. Next, T3 Lacrosse travelled to New Brunswick, NJ to see #2 ranked Maryland Lacrosse play Rutgers University. It is always exciting to watch and learn from some of the best women’s lacrosse players in the country!

Danielle Bay, T3’s West Regional Director, West and Central Recruiting Coordinator, and Director of Player Development who spearheaded the T3 Elite Day program, reflected on this first year event.  “T3 Elite Day is a great way for T3 Lacrosse players from different regions to get together, make new friends, learn more about college lacrosse, and watch great competition. Both events had a great turn out, and I am excited to go to more games in the future!”  T3 Lacrosse would like to thank Princeton University and Rutgers University for hosting T3 Lacrosse. We hope to return for another enriching experience in the near future!

Want T3 Lacrosse to come to your college or university? Email Danielle Bay at . Visit https://t3lacrosse.com/elite-teams/ to learn more about the T3 Elite Lacrosse program and attend a tryout!

 

The Morning Call Highlights 31 T3 Lacrosse Players for the 2019 Season

On March 19th, The Morning Call–the leading media company in the Lehigh Valley and the third largest newspaper in Pennsylvaniahighlighted 31 T3 Lacrosse players as “Impact Players” for their high school varsity teams in the Lehigh Valley region. 30 of these players compete for the T3 West Elite Program, and 1 player, Emily Tuterice, plays for the T3 North Elite Program. T3 West is lead by Program Director Danielle Bay, who played collegiate lacrosse at Centenary University.

Impact Players of the Lehigh Valley Area

Nazareth- Jillian Kowlakowski and Lauren Kowlakowski
Pleasant Valley- Julianna Lopez

Easton- Allie Drake, Maddie Caffrey, Emily Tuterice and Caroline Garrett

Freedom- Emma Telatovich, Katie Flynn, Abby Burnett, Caitlin Donnello

Liberty- Brook Veit

Central Catholic- Riley Stauffer

Emmaus- Chloe Gerhard, Grace Hall, Kellyn Kunkle, Emma Schoenly, Nesiah Bertram

Parkland- Morgan Hurd, Makenzie Roth, Emily Leiby, Emily Green

Saucon Valley- Sarah Duffy, Katherine Naiburg, Kimmy Polefka, Camryn Zavacky, Maria Donahue

Southern Lehigh- Lizzie Checkeye, Anya Kehs, Lauren Malicki, Taylor Moncmon

  Full Article Here

T3 Elite is an organization of highly competitive girls teams for youth (4th-8th grade) and high school (9th-11th grade) players in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Our Elite teams train and compete on a year-round basis while still allowing flexibility for multi-sport athletes. Our strategy is to lay the foundation of training to succeed as a way of life.

Find out more about our T3 Elite programs and what makes T3 Lacrosse different here.

 

Tournament Recap: Queen of the Mount

Seventeen talented teams made their way to Mount Saint Mary Academy this past weekend for the 2019 Queen of the Mount tournament in Watchung, NJ, where champions were crowned across three highly competitive divisions.

The 5th/6th grade division played round robin style leading straight to the final match. The MS Lax team from Suffern, NJ took home the title with a 6-5 win over Young Gunz in a great championship game. The 3rd/4th grade division also competed in a round-robin format. This was our closest competition of the day, ending in an exciting overtime victory for the Jr. Lions over the Devils, their crosstown rivals from Hunterdon County.

The Queen of the Mount provides a great opportunity for players and teams to shake off some of the rust before their full spring season begins. Coach Noel Ciocon from the Young Gunz program said, “It’s a nice tournament for getting ready for the spring. It’s a fun event, a great way for the girls to get the rust off their sticks and get ready for the season.”

Karyn Hissner, a parent and volunteer coach for the Jr. Lions expressed a similar sentiment. “It’s just so much fun for the girls. It’s well organized and T3 events usually have good facilities. It’s our first tournament of the year and for some girls it’s the first time they’ve been on the field, so it’s good for them.”

Finally, the 7th/8th grade division was also very tightly contested. The T3 Blue Unicorns and Westfield White teams were tied heading into the semifinal playoffs, but T3 had the edge in the “goals against” category. In the semifinals, Summit White cemented a spot in the finals with a one-goal win (4-3) over Westfield Blue. Summit White and Summit Maroon met in the finals, where they would share the crown with a tie.

Look out for more LGS Lacrosse/T3 Lacrosse events! Our next event is Youthfest, which offers the fun environment of a youth festival with the added bonus of a competitive combine! Click here to learn more!

 

18 T3 Lacrosse Players Named to NJ.com’s 2019 Players to Watch List

High school lacrosse season is around the corner in New Jersey! NJ.com has posted their annual offensive and defensive players to watch lists for 2019. 18 T3 Elite Lacrosse players have been selected to NJ.com’s list this season.  The players span three regions, T3 North, T3 Shore and T3 Central and all field positions.

T3 Elite is an organization of highly competitive girls teams for youth (4th-8th grade) and high school (9th-11th grade) players in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Our Elite teams train and compete on a year-round basis while still allowing flexibility for multi-sport athletes. Our strategy is to lay the foundation of training to succeed as a way of life.

Find out more about our T3 Elite program and what makes T3 Lacrosse different here.

Girls Lacrosse Offensive Players to Watch 2019:

T3 Shore:

Morgan Bartlett

Mack Boyle

Janie Cowley

Bri Samuels

T3 North:

Abby Cawley

Kaitlyn Cumiskey

Tai Jankowski

Olivia Lai

Jenna McHale

Cathleen Parker

Annie Thomas

T3 Central:

Dani Livornese

 

Girls Lacrosse Defensive Players to Watch 2019:

T3 Shore:

Celia Braswell

Nicole Burney

Kate Montalto

T3 North:

Bridget Cawley

Olivia Genovese

T3 Central:
Julia Tully

Full Offensive List Here

Full Defensive List Here

 

Have You Ever Wondered What T3 Stands For?

T3 Lacrosse is a dominant girls lacrosse brand in the tri-state area.  You have probably seen our name and our famous stick guy, but have you ever wondered what T3 stands for? Well, it’s a term that every lacrosse player should have in their vocabulary and skill set.  It’s the triple threat position.

The triple threat is the attacking position where a player can be a threat as a dodger, feeder or shooter. You are ready for anything and keeping your defenders on their toes.  Your hands are back, your stick is high and you are ready for all potential situations. When in the triple threat position make sure to keep your body in between you and your defender in order to protect your stick.  Also make sure to keep your head on a swivel. Be aware of your surroundings and what your teammates are doing. Whether they are clearing space for you to dodge and take your lane or cutting and asking for a feed, in the triple threat you are ready for either.  

Want to work on your triple threat? Get specialized training in your region.  Find a location in your area here!

 

Queen of the Mount Player Profile: Cranford Lacrosse 7th/8th

 

Meet Hannah Silverman, an 8th grade athlete for the Cranford Lacrosse Club. She plays on the club’s 7th and 8th grade team and is competing at the Queen of the Mount tournament at Mount Saint Mary’s Academy in Watchung, New Jersey later this month!

For the past 3 years Hannah has also played for T3 North Elite.  Last year she helped her team dominate the competition. They finished the year with an undefeated 12-0 record.  She was also the leading 7th grade scorer for Cranford. Hannah reflects on her favorite attributes of the game of lacrosse.  “You can improve working independently and while working with your team.”  She enjoys that in lacrosse your “always running and moving; never standing still.”  

Hannah is excited that she was able to get a team of her friends together to prepare for the upcoming spring season at the Queen of the Mount event.  If you are interested in entering a team visit our website here! It’s a 5 game, 6v6 championship style event for youth and middle school girls lacrosse players. Good luck Hannah!

Do you want to be featured in a Player Spotlight? Fill out a player profile here!

 

T3 Staff Spotlight: Jaimie Peterson

        T3 Lacrosse Program Manager Jaimie Peterson has been a part of T3 Lacrosse on the field, on the sideline and behind the desk working on our corporate business team.  As a member of T3 Lacrosse North, Jaimie was recruited to play defense for the TCNJ Lions.  In 2013, Jaimie helped TCNJ earn the title of NJAC Conference Champions. Jaimie then hopped right on the sideline for T3 in 2013 where she started as an assistant coach T3 North 2015 Blue.  There she coached beside Jen Marrosu who has taken her coaching experience over to Hong Kong, where she coaches the Hong Kong National Lacrosse Team. Gaining valuable experience as a player and coach gave her valuable insight into how the business operated. She began managing T3 programming in September of 2018, coordinating the logistical efforts for several different areas including camps, leagues, training and programming.  Jaimie has put on many hats for T3 Lacrosse and reflects on her different experiences throughout the years. When she was a player, she remembers her experience at Lax for the Cure.  “The environment and atmosphere in New Egypt is always uplifting and you get to play tough competition.” Returning as a coach, she enjoys being a part of a philanthropic event that she can support.  Jaimie takes many values and techniques that she learned as a player at T3 and uses them in her coaching for T3 and for her assistant coaching position at Caldwell University. All of my T3 coaches emphasized having fun no matter what and that is something I absolutely instill in my players now. I like to bring a mix of fun and hard work into every practice/tournament.”  We wish Jaimie luck in her season opener with the Cougars on March 1st against Saint Thomas Aquinas College! Learn more about T3 Lacrosse Programs and Training on our website!

 

Five Must Know Tips to Get You Ready For the New Season!

You work so hard in the off season, but how do you know if you’ll be ready for the first draw? Here are 5 tips T3 Player Development Staff to get you in shape for the first whistle blow.

  1. Commit to at least two hours of wall ball every week.

The basic fundamental function of lacrosse is catching and throwing, so it is always important to have your stick in your hand and get in your reps.  Wall ball improves focus and enhances stick skills no matter what age or skill level.

  1.  Cardio

Don’t forget lacrosse is the fastest game on two feet.  Whether it’s braving the cold and going for a jog outside or staying warm on the treadmill, it’s always important to fit in cardio into your workout routine.We suggest starting with 30 minutes of running and every week increase your run by 5 minutes to boost your endurance.

  1. Agility

Running is important, but not enough to be game-day ready.  Doing cone exercises and ladders are essential to build the skills you need for lacrosse.  Include drills that work on breaking down your feet, cutting, and accelerating from a stopped position. 5-10-5’s, the T-drill and the box drill (sprint, shuffle, back peddle, shuffle) are some of our favorites.

  1. Position Specific Training

Make sure to take some time out of your week to build your Lax IQ and the skills you need for your position.  Attackers learn a new shot technique that you haven’t tried before. Defenders go back to basics and work on your stance and positioning.  Goalies break out the reaction ball and work on your hand eye coordination. Do what you need to be the best at your position.

  1. Get Organized

Lacrosse season is a busy time.  With practices and games now on your plate, you want to make sure you have your schoolwork and other aspects of your life in order.  Get ahead of that project you’ve been pushing off. Organize your calendar for the spring. Clean your room! Do whatever you can to get ahead of the game. Pocket Schedule Planner is a great organizational app that we found valuable to keep track of your classes.

Find a training session in your area by visiting our T3 Lacrosse Training Page!