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Mass Bay Colonials Rosters Announced
Mass Bay Colonials Announce Rosters for All-State Tour Team
Forty-five players selected to represent Massachusetts at Orlando Lacrosse Open in Dec
(NATICK, MA) – September 18, 2018 – Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) announced today the 45 players and six coaches selected to two Mass Bay Colonials tour teams that will travel to Orlando, Florida in December to represent Massachusetts youth lacrosse. The 45 selected played for 33 different town programs this past spring in Central and Eastern Mass and were chosen following two tryouts during which over 200 players competed to make these teams.
“The Mass Bay Colonials” is an extension of our community-based youth league and was founded to promote town-based lacrosse and the elite athletes who commit to their communities each spring,” said Joey Picard, Colonials GM and Director of MBYLL Operations.
The Mass Bay Colonials were formed in 2014 to first represent Massachusetts youth lacrosse at the FIL World Championships Festival Tournament in Denver, CO. Four years later, MBYLL has brought back the Colonials to travel to the Orlando Lacrosse Open on December 1-2 at the Omni Championsgate Resort. The teams will compete in the U14 and U12 divisions in the 2-day tournament.
In addition to performance at the tryouts, players submitted recommendations from coaches, teaches, and community leaders to earn a spot from the selection committee. The Mass Bay Colonials seek to not only bring the most talented youth lacrosse players from Massachusetts, but the players who can proudly represent our state on-and-off the field.
“Not only were skill, performance, and lacrosse IQ essential ingredients for the Selection Committee to weigh,” added Picard, “but the athletes’ character, integrity, sportsmanship, and leadership traits were prominent factors in team selection. These are truly special athletes who will embody the caliber of lacrosse Massachusetts is proud to exhibit on a national stage.”
The U14 Blue Team will be led by head coach Matt James. James is the head coach at Melrose High School and was named the 2018 Eastern Mass Lacrosse Coach’s Association Coach of the Year. James will be assisted by Chris Gugino, an MBYLL Select League coach and former midfielder at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.
MBYLL President Tom Spangenberg will be the head coach of the U12 Red Team. Spangenberg has been involved with youth lacrosse in Massachusetts for the past 25 years as a coach, referee, and administrator. Rick Zaccardo will be the Red team’s assistant coach. Zaccardo is a long time MBYLL Board Member and was a 12-year coach and program director for Reading Youth Lacrosse.
“As a league, we focus on many important facets of the game designed to grow lacrosse and honor its sacred traditions,” said Spangenberg, “and the Colonials is one such example of how we’re uniting our towns, prioritizing teaching the skills in a fun environment, and promoting the importance of character, community, and camaraderie. We’re thrilled to bring the finest athletes and coaches from our small community to a much larger one in Florida this winter.”
The Mass Bay Colonials will practice four times this fall, with the first practice scheduled for Sunday, September 23 from 5-8pm at The Edge in Bedford, MA, before traveling to Orlando to compete against teams from throughout South Eastern United States.
Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League awards a scholarship to one graduating youth player and one active AO (Associate Official) who best embody the mission of the league: To Teach, To Grow, To Honor the sport of lacrosse. The Leadership Award is named for former MBYLL player and Associate Official McCrae Williams who passed away in 2017. McCrae Williams was an enormous ambassador of the game locally and internationally, excelled as a player in the Weston Youth Lacrosse program, and was an exemplary official for MBYLL and EMLOA.
2017 winners Michael McLaughlin of Stoughton and Trevor Carroll of Norwood receiving their award at the most recent Cannons game at Harvard Stadium, joined by Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Dianne Williams (parents of the late McCrae Williams) and Joey Picard and Rick Zaccardo of the MBYLL Board of Directors
Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League is a volunteer-led organization which relies on community service from passionate and dedicated people who help administer lacrosse for 100 town programs.
The 13-member Board of Directors meets monthly to shape policies ranging from scheduling to rules, from league financing to special events (and much, much more). It can be very rewarding to have a positive impact on thousands of youth lacrosse players in Massachusetts.
There are currently a few board positions as a result of expired terms and retirements. We are seeking interested candidates who believe they can contribute to MBYLL league administration as well as the protection and promotion of community-based youth lacrosse.
If interested (or have questions) please contact:
with the Subject Line: Open Board Positions
Four open positions (with simplified duties and obligations):
Collect revenue and pay expenses
Draft and monitor annual budget
Provide financial statements and support necessary for tax filings
Update financial status at regular Board meetings
Director of Communications:
Shape league message (why we do what we do)
Email members with important news and notes
Answer members who have non-technical questions
Oversee Social Media
Oversee other publications (website messaging, The Scoop, Team App, etc.)
Regional Director (Metro West & West Central openings)
Host semi-regular meetings for town directors
Communicate league initiatives to regional representatives
Represent regions needs and objectives to MBYLL Board
Provide support for local programs (best practices, additional resources, other lax opportunities)