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USA West UK Tour

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:13 am
by big daddy
USA West on tour in UK July 08

Anybody know anything about this High School team please?

Many thanks

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:43 am
by robbo
Didn't they tour here a couple of years ago?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:40 pm
by dannylax
I'm not sure what the whole teams like, but one of my friends is coming over with them, he'll be the faceoff man and is playing D1 lacrosse next year at college so i guess the team will be alright

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 4:15 am
by big daddy
dannylax wrote:I'm not sure what the whole teams like, but one of my friends is coming over with them, he'll be the faceoff man and is playing D1 lacrosse next year at college so i guess the team will be alright


He has not been introduced to Mike Jordan yet then?

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:15 pm
by lax4life
i heard through the grape vine that paul rabil playerd for them when he was in high school!.... so they must be good

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:18 pm
by UKLacrosse
lax4life wrote:i heard through the grape vine that paul rabil playerd for them when he was in high school!.... so they must be good


Thought Paul Rabil was born and bred Maryland?
USA West guy told me in Berlin that they were set up to provide opportunities for lacrosse players outside the traditional hot-bed lacrosse areas.
I would check the grapevine.

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 7:15 am
by petegriffin
When we played them in Prague I thought they were college players not high school?

Either way they were very good and as UKLaxfan said the idea was to get players from the non traditional lacrosse areas to experience the tour and high evel lacrosse. They put the team together last year with the intention being to win both Berlin and Prague, they won Berlin but lost to another US college team in the final of Prague.

They seemed like good guys and were a very good side.

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:22 pm
by dblacklock
When and where are these guys touring here in the UK?

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:15 pm
by mdhvc
They did tour here a couple of years ago... USA West is as describes, when we spoke to em at a bbq after the game most of em were from San Fran...

usa west

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:28 pm
by kayftara
Well, they are in the London Tournament 18th - 20th July.

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:11 pm
by Dave@Reading
And they are in Reading/ Oxford for warm up games before london.

One of our ex LDOs is running the team at the moment

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:14 pm
by ies photos
aye they played in the London Tournament at the weekend.

couple of pics of them in action

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Rest of LT Pics here www.iesphotography.co.uk

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:31 am
by happylaxer
Haha, that first pic is amazing! I still can't believe how fast that little guy was though... The second one looks like a nice cross-check from me as well. Awesome photos from the weekend - cheers.

I believe USA West were high-schoolers but yes, some of them are heading off to D1 programs next year.

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:51 am
by Raptor_attack
Is that little guy really that small? Or is is an illusion? Should he be getting back to Willy Wonka's factory before he's missed?

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:22 pm
by fresher309
Raptor_attack wrote:Is that little guy really that small? Or is is an illusion? Should he be getting back to Willy Wonka's factory before he's missed?

he really was that small, meant trying to do a takeout on him was ill advised (instant headcheck) plus i wish there is a pic of rob clark doing a bull dodge on him. He was sooo fast though, it was like watching roadrunner!

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:50 pm
by UKLaxfan
Raptor_attack wrote:Is that little guy really that small? Or is is an illusion? Should he be getting back to Willy Wonka's factory before he's missed?
:shock:

Surely that has to be photoshop?

Is he small of far away?

How tall was the guy 4' 6"?

What position was he, he could be pretty useful at Face-off if he was quick?

I don't recommend he sets many picks though :?

How many times did defenders marking him go for the over the head check?

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:37 pm
by ies photos
my photoshopping skills are not that good lol! thats 100% the real deal! He could certainly shift! They had a couple of really small guys. Was talking to one of the USA West dads and they thought it was going to be an U-19's contest when they entered...whoops, still they gave as good as they got!

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:05 pm
by Moaning Git
That small kid played against Cheshire, he was super fast, and ruled the fast break, his handling skills were excellent. On a single run Chris Kearney and Nick Carley, could match him but he had two yards on everyone else. His stamina was great as well and only Adrian Wright was able to consistently keep pace with him!

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:00 pm
by whopead
He was Tiny, and Very Very fast. He was Marking Rob Clark at one point and didnt seem to be bothered about switching either. Rob Did flatten him though...very funny.

I know that he was 16 and from Memphis, if any one cares

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:53 pm
by lax4life
16!! it looks like he has a full blown moustache in that pic!!