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2008 - 2009 Panther Season Recap

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by Lisa Crittenden

Regional Finals Preparations

Posted Saturday, April 11, 2009 by Lisa Crittenden

On Monday, before school starts go to Mr. Osuna's room and pick up a field trip form. Have your sixth period teacher sign the form and then give the form to Mr. Osuna at practice on Monday. Special Note: Your parents do NOT have to sign the form.
 
On Wednesday, WEAR YOUR LACROSSE JERSEY TO SCHOOL. Also, take all of your lacrosse gear with you to school. If you need a place to store your gear it can be left in Mr. Osuna's classroom. Report to your sixth period class, make sure you are marked present. Once you are marked present remind your sixth period teacher that you are leaving school to participate in the Lacrosse Regional Final Game. Retrieve your lacrosse gear and report to the outside basketball courts where the bus taking us to Boca Raton will be parked. On the ride up to Boca Raton we will provide the players with a Chicken Kitchen Chop-Chop meal.
 
We will be practicing on Monday and Tuesday from 4-6pm at SOUTHWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL. Please note the change of venue.
                                                                                  PRACTICE IS MANDATORY!!!

 

 

 

 

All-District Team Members

Posted Thursday, April 09, 2009 by Pete Burg

Congratulations to the following members of the Panther Lacrosse Varsity team that were named to the All-District Team:

1st Team All-District

Midfield - Jake Levine #36
Midfield - Brent Feder #28
Defense - Joel Lemus #24
Defense - Robert Friedhoff # 45
Goalie - Nick Gonzalez # 1
Specialist (Long Stick Midfield) - Robbie Del Castillo # 33


2nd Team All-District

Attack - Richard Crittenden # 7
Attack - David Sheffield # 6
Midfield - Zach Kettler # 11

Great job guys!!!

 


Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay Community Service Project

Posted Thursday, March 05, 2009 by Pete Burg

Dear Panther Lacrosse Players & Parents:

Please mark your calendar to attend our second Panther Lacrosse Community Service Project which will be on Sunday March 29, 2009 at the 5th Anuual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay.

More information to follow but please "save the date".

Sincerely,

Pete

 

 

 

 That which does not kill us makes us stronger

Posted Thursday, March 05, 2009 by Pete Burg

Dear Panther Lacrosse Players and Parents:

IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST THEN YOU'VE GOT TO PLAY THE BEST!!!!

There's no question that we took it on the chin yesterday by the Benjamin School. However, the Panthers displayed in the second quarter of the game yesterday that we ARE capable of hanging with the upper echelon lacrosse programs in Florida.

Kudos to Jay Snyder for his goal after he stole the ball from one of the Benjamin School defenders.

I take yesterdays match as an excellent learning experience and look forward to playing the Benjamin School once again in the state play-offs. 


Sincerely,

Pete Burg

 

 

 

Panthers News

Miami Herald Neighbors Section 3/8/09

Posted Wednesday, March 04, 2009 by Pete Burg

Dear Panther Lacrosse Family of Teams:

Check out the Neighbors Section of the 3/8/09 edition of the Miami Herald for a picture and caption of the Panther Lacrosse team volunteering at the Walk Now For Autism event held on 2/22/09.

Special thanks to Lynne Schaefer, Panther Lacrosse Board Member Extraordinaire, for submitting the photo to the Herald.



Sincerely,

Pete Burg
President - Panther Lacrosse Booster Club

 

Panther Lacrosse is AWESOME and Steve Kellough ROCKS!!!

Posted Sunday, February 22, 2009 by Pete Burg

 
I didn't think it was possible, but our Panther Lacrosse Family of teams has once again buried the needle of my "proud-o-meter" with a registered "reading" of total awesomeness!!!
 
Today, for the Walk Now for Autism the Panther Lacrosse Family of teams provided a whopping 53 volunteers for the event!!! The final tally was 35 players and or siblings and 18 adults. Totally unbelievable!!!! In my heart of hearts I truly believe that the Panther Lacrosse teams played an integral part in the overall success of this wonderful event.
 
During the day we were either running four bounce houses / slides, manning the walk route water stations or manning the program area water stations. We unloaded and distributed an entire refrigerated tractor trailer of its cargo of bottled water during our time at the event. It was just an incredible display of hard work put in by the Panther Lacrosse Family of Teams.
 
Additionally, our players ran four bounce houses / slides. Please understand that a lot of the children that partook in the slides and bounce houses suffer from autism. And our players treated those children with compassion, understanding and patience. It was wonderful to witness the complete and utter joy of so many PARENTS seeing their children "conquer" the slides and bounce houses. Often-times the parents would share with us the fact that their child has NEVER accomplished anything like this before. And to witness the children slide, tumble or bounce down the slide and see the total look of pride in their smiles was simply priceless!!!
 
And a special "Thank You" to Steve Kellough who "ran the show" and under whose tutelage we all worked. Steve was like a traffic cop all day directing us to where we needed to be and when. We are so blessed to have people like Steve be the "face of Panther Lacrosse" and to let us be the beneficiaries of his many gifts and talents.
 
All-in-all it was a tremendously rewarding day and I thank all of you that participated.
 
Sincerely,
 
Pete Burg
President - Panther Lacrosse Booster Club

BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID OF THE PANTHER LACROSSE JUNIOR VARISTY TEAM!!!

Posted Friday, February 20, 2009 by Pete Burg

The above seems to be the mantra of any opponent that our Junior Varsity team is scheduled to play.
 
To wit:
 
Coral Reef Barracudas – “We’ll play the Panther Lacrosse Junior Varsity team but only if we can load up on Varsity players on OUR JV team”
 
Killian Cougars – Despite dressing 46 players for their game against our Varsity, Killian asserted that they didn’t have enough players to field a JV team. Cougars or Panthers? Our Panther Lacrosse Junior Varsity team definitely won the “Big Cat Trophy” via a walkover that night!
 
Wellingrton Warriors – This group of polo pony riding, Bentley driving, caviar eating, players all named Emerson, Carlton, Winchester III not only didn’t want to play our JV team but actually folded their entire Junior Varsity Team’s tent and left town in the still of the night.
 
 
Sooooooooo, we just took our " Palm Beach County situation" and made lemonade out of lemons which could only mean one thing
 
"ROAD TRIP!!!"
 
We took the Wellington Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurant HOSTAGE. After swilling 27 gallons of Coca Cola, devouring 15 gourmet pizzas and stealing 249 Sweet & Low packets (just kidding) we made our way to our motor coach for our adventurous bus ride home.
 
But before I discuss the bus ride home I want to share with you a conversation that I had inside Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.
An older restaurant patron came up to me and said, "Coach I only hope that these young men of yours play lacrosse as well as they have behaved in this restaurant". Our players certainly impressed that gentleman in the way that they conducted themselves in the restaurant. So hats off to "you parents" for raising so many well-mannered young men. I’ve got to tell you, I am quite proud to be associated with these dudes.
 
 
The bus ride home and important safety tips for the players while riding the bus:
 
NEVER fall asleep on the bus lest you want to be the "Butt" of all future jokes.
Do NOT use the bathroom unless you are comfortable being in that venue for the entire ride home.
If you possess a sensitive stomach make sure that you always sit close to the bathroom. NONE of us want to see, once again, the pizza toppings that you ate twenty minutes earlier.
For your pre-game meal try to eat bland foods. Whoever ate Freddie’s Five Alarm Chili for their pre-game meal please see me. There is still a haze inside the bus and it reeks of methane.
For those players who ate the Rice Crispy “Strawberry Rainbow” Treats please bring your “Man Card” to the Columbus game on Saturday. We will be cutting off one corner of your “Man Card”
For those players who ate the Rice Crispy “Chocolaty Drizzle” Treats please immediately refrain from continuously repeating “Yo, yo, yo Panther Lacrosse boyz in da’ house”. Thank you – peace out.

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Apparently Mapquest is wrong regarding the amount of travel time required for the trip from Wellington , Florida to Pinecrest , Florida . Per Mapquest the travel time is one hour and 34 minutes. Our entire trip back was accomplished in a little over 18 minutes TOTAL. We did hit Mach II and we were the cause of the sonic boom heard all the way down in Key West .
Interstate fun fact – a 59 passenger motor coach is considerably larger than a Mazda Miata and will win every time.
 
In all seriousness, I truly am sorry that our team did not get the opportunity to play a game yesterday. Coach Palmieri has already commenced contacting additional future opponents and we WILL have a full slate of games.
 
However, I did have a blast yesterday and I certainly hope that your sons’ did too.
 
We’ll see you tomorrow for the games against Columbus .
 
GO PANTHER LACROSSE!!!
 

Panthers News

WALK FOR AUTISM

Posted Sunday, February 15, 2009 by Lisa Crittenden

It has been a long time tradition of the Panther Lacrosse team to support our former coach Roy Kelly by volunteering our time at the Walk for Autism. Mr. Kelly supported our Panther family for many, many years and did some wonderful things for our program, this event is very important to him and his family. It is mandatory that all players help with this event!  Please be at Crandon Park Beach with your uniform jersey and comfortable shoes.  Bring sunscreen and some money for food.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 at at 7:00 a.m.  @ Crandon Park Beach at the Soccer Field located between Parking lots #2 and #3.

If you would like to read about this event further, please visit their website at:
http://www.walknowforautism.org/site/c.igIRL6PIJrH/b.4356939/k.BF85/Home.htm


THANKS FOR SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT - SEE YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!

 

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