US Lacrosse South Florida Chapter Honors 2016’s Best

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Saturday night the Florida Launch hosted the annual the end of season banquet for the South Florida Chapter of US Lacrosse.  All-Americans, Academic All-Americans and special award winners were honored.  As I have said before, this evening is one of the very best events of the year. scan
Wells Dusenbury
Casey Powell
Chapter president Robert Rose kicked off the evening and handed the podium to our friend Wells Dusenbury from the Sun-Sentinel who served as master of ceremonies.  Launch president Brian Clinton organized the venue and speakers such as new Jacksonville University assistant coach and lacrosses ambassador, Syracuse and Launch great, Casey Powell.  In the pictures below, you will notice several coaches shown with players they presented.  Every year there are a few players and coaches who are unable to attend so often times opposing coaches present honored players.  A particular highlight was Pine Crest coach Eileen Pliske’s presentation of Benjamin’s Autumn Ryan.  Long time foes, but certainly friends, Coach Pliske explained the defensive schemes she developed just for Autumn.  Briana Tedesco was honored as an All-American, but she also won the Jackie Pitts award for her years of volunteer work in Coral Springs.  A special young lady from a special family.  Coach Seaman encouraged all of the players to give back to the game in the years ahead.  Great advice from one who knows.  The evening was a huge success, and we at FLN were privileged to attend.scan0002
Bianca Tedesco, Pine Crest coach Eileen Pliske and Autumn Ryan
Austin Paxson, WT Dwyer coach Chris Heide and Danny Pagano
Julia Zukerberg, Spanish River coach Jarlyn Mathews and Kendra Gibbs
Jupiter coach Danny Loftus and Viper Scheele
Parker Sargeant and Gulliver coach Jim Piggot
Park Vista coach Kate McKague and Kendall Purdy
Boca Raton coach Chris Holly and Nick McCabe
Cypress Bay coach Emilio Loeza, and Anthony Courcelle
Coach of the Year, Belen Jesuit’s Alan Bellando and Donna Rose
Eric Simon and our own Lee Roggenburg
Peter Dykas and St. Andrew’s coach Tony Seaman
Calvary Christian coaches Gary Fuchs (on the left) and Adam Bond with Hunter Ramsay
Oxbridge coach Stan Ross and Colin Hayek
Benjamin coach Shane Rye and Andrew Packer
Patrick Brower and Saint John Paul II coach Andrew Bolger
Davis Diamond and St. Andrew’s coach Tony Seaman
Trevor Pelletier and Gulliver coach Jim Piggot
Thanks to Launch president Brian Clinton for coordinating the evening