Skyhawks in Transition

Fort Lewis Lacrosse, and this webpage will be undergoing significant changes in the following months as we prepare for a new era of Skyhawk Lacrosse. 

There will be significant changes on the field as well, starting at the top.  Zane Bilgrav stepped down as coach to pursue a life of semi-retirement, and to have the chance to spend more time with his children.   I have been given the honor of being named as the new head coach of the program, I promise only that I will do my best.As the new head coach, I want to begin by thanking Zane Bilgrav for his contributions to the team the past few years.  I hope that I can live up to the trust you put in me to take this team forward in the next few years. 

Already we are off to a great start, making a solid showing this past weekend in Golden at the Colorado School of Mines Fall Brawl.  A freshmen heavy squad (about half of our roster) helped lead us to victory over Mines 9-3 in a cold morning game.  The ball moved well, faceoffs were controlled, and defense played aggressively.  The next game vs. Northern Colorado was a contentious affair.  Falling snow contributed to sloppy play, and a typically physical and generally classless UNC team got the benefit of questionable officiating (MY opinion of course). The resulting FLC turnovers led to a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Bears squad.  The final game vs. Wyoming was a spirited mixed-squad affair, as a depleted Wyoming side joined with some of our reserves for a very competitive and light-hearted scrimmage.

Thank you so much to all of our team parents who provided a home atmosphere and some comforts for our young squad’s first road experience.  It was a memorable trip due to some transportation issues as well as on the field excitement.  We look forward to our next trip to the Denver-Metro area on March 25th for a rematch against UNC in Greeley.

I apologize and ask for your patience as we move the program, and the website forward to meet our needs in the future.  Look for us on Twitter and Facebook soon as well!

-Daniel Riecks

Fort Lewis Class of 2010

dcriecks@gmail.com

 

In our other fall ball games, at home:

10/22 First Annual Intrasquad/Alumni game
Alumni win 13-7
Senior Josh Deguzman MVP

10/23 Fort Lax vs. Western
Fort wins 24-11
Great team effort, 4 players with at least 6 points

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