Oftentimes, when a sports team is in its first year of existence, factors such as a lack of experience or growing pains have to be overcome as the program matures. However, in its inaugural season, the IMG Academy lacrosse team skipped the growing pains altogether, and are playing like a well-oiled machine.
In its inaugural season, the IMG Academy lacrosse team is proving to be quite the well-oiled machine. IMG Academy recorded another blowout win, this time over Sarasota by a score of 23-2. Junior Jonathan Thelen had seven goals and five assists, and sophomores Tyler Liotta and Jackson Costello each added four goals apiece to put the game away early.
Nobody was sure what the outcome was going to be when IMG Academy’s Lacrosse Team took the field last night against Rory Whipple’s University of Tampa’s Junior Varsity squad in an exhibition match. IMG Academy was coming off of blowout wins with scores of 23-1 and 23-0. However, the University of Tampa JV team boasted a roster of 20-year olds on their roster who were bigger, faster, stronger and more experienced than any of IMG Academy's first four opponents. IMG Academy's high school team fought hard and hung in with their older college foe, but fell by a score of 14-10.
On Saturday, IMG Academy's lacrosse team faced off against Lakewood Ranch. After avenging a preseason loss against Plant H.S., there was no letdown for IMG Academy as they crushed their cross-county rivals to the tune of 23-1.
"We came out with a lot of intensity and a we stayed on top the entire game,” said Defensive Coordinator Jason Basso on the team's performance early in the game.
IMG Academy had removed all doubt on the outcome of the game as they entered halftime with a 17-1 advantage.
Bradenton, Fla. (February 18, 2013) – The IMG Nationals, a lacrosse national championship, has announced the first wave of local qualifying events for 2013. The winners and runners-up at each regional qualifier will be invited to the world-renowned IMG Academy for the inaugural event held on Nov. 22-24, with the chance to earn the U15, U17 or U19 national championship title.
The IMG Academy lacrosse team had revenge on their minds Monday night when they faced off against Plant High School. Last time the teams met one another was in the finals of the University of Tampa Spring Jamboree, in which Plant walked away as the victors. However, IMG Academy was determined to write a different outcome to the rematch, and smited Plant High School to the tune of 14-9.
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Do you want a chance to compete against some of the best club lacrosse teams from around the country? Do you think you are the best? Below are the ‘Official Qualifying Events’ for the 2013 IMG Nationals. The winners and runners-up of each qualifying event will be invited to the world-renowned IMG Academy, Nov. 22-24, for the chance to earn the U15, U17 or U19 national championship title.
The IMG Academy Lacrosse Program recorded its first win last night as they routed cross-town rival Manatee High School 23-0.
In a game that was never in question, IMG Academy had 10 different scorers. Leading the way was sophomore attackman Jackson Costello (5 goals, 5 assists) and junior attackman Jonathan Thelen (5 goals, 7 assists). Riley Cocks had a hat-trick, while winning 10 out of 13 face-offs.