Atlanta, GA (January 30, 2015) – 2014 MLL Coca-Cola MVP Casey Powell is excited to announce a partnership with Savoy Sports Advisors, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and US Lacrosse Houston Chapter to run the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout in conjunction with Major League Lacrosse. This tournament will take place in Houston, Texas during Major League Lacrosse All-Star Weekend June 12-14, 2015.
The Casey Powell All-Star Shootout will be taking place at the HYLAX Fields at South Campus Sports Association in Houston, Texas during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Weekend. The event is open to teams at the youth and high school level teams for full field play. The tournament is open to both boys and girls teams (U9-High School). The teams participating in the Shootout will play 5 games over three days, boys will receive a clinic with MLL All-Star players and girls will receive a clinic run by Elite Women’s Coaches. All tournament participants will be able to attend the MLL All-Star player draft held at the event fields. Finally the Legend Casey Powell will host Powell Hour open to all boys and girls in the tournament.
Please join us in honoring and congratulating Coach David Vollmer for winning the Positive Coaching Alliance’s 2013 Double-Goal Coach Award. Because of his dedication and commitment through the years as a driving force in founding HYLAX, our children are able to be a part of a strong lacrosse program and a positive environment to learn sports as well as important life lessons.
Coach Vollmer has touched the lives of countless students on and off of the field throughout his 25 years as a volunteer coach at Lamar, so It is no surprise to those of us who know him that he was choosen over the hundreds of nominees nationwide for this award.
For more information regarding the award please go to: http://www.positivecoach.org
Coach David Vollmer
has been awarded the:
Coach Earl Bill Award for Lifetime Achievement
This special THSLL Commissioner's award is given periodically to coaches or administrators who have had a significant impact on THSLL. Coach Bill was one of Coach Vollmer’s mentors adding to the significance of this prestigious honor.
Athletes Commit to Colleges and Universities on National Signing Day
Almost 100 HISD student athletes signed letters of intent for colleges and universities on Feb. 6, National Signing Day.
High school seniors of both genders have been offered athletic scholarships in a wide variety of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, track and field, swimming, softball, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, and golf.
Perhaps the most unusual offer this year is a lacrosse scholarship that has been extended to Lamar HS student Sara Holland from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
HISD Athletics Programs Administrator Scott Crawford noted that lacrosse is the only non-UIL-supported sport to elicit a scholarship offer this year, “so that’s a real tribute to Dr. McSwain and the lacrosse coaches. It says a lot about the strength of Lamar’s program.”