Hello Fire Families,
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!
After a great inaugural Fire Camp, the season is now in full swing and we’re off to a great start. Our teams have played on both coasts already and we have young players, new players and veterans all taking the field in our orange and white colors. Below are a few brief updates. Not everyone that was at each tournament is in the photos, and we apologize for that but given how quickly we started into the season our photo game wasn’t quite able to keep up.
See you all at the next one!
Your Fire Back Office
Fire Sparks has already completed their two tournaments: Summer Slam and Pacific Lacrosse Festival. Our youngest athletes had a remarkable season, showing up to practice, working hard and learning a lot. Players and parents bonded as our Sparks 30/31 joined the Fire Family with lots of enthusiasm and energy! Our first tournament went really well, with the team even pulling off a key overtime victory. At the second tournament the girls hit it out of the park. We played tough, made passes and learned how to use space and play good defense, all leading to a 4-1 record. Congratulations on a great summer season!
FIRE HS ORANGE
Fire HS Orange is an amazing group of young ladies that are embracing the sport of lacrosse whole-heartedly. Their team culture is a great fit for our Fire Family and lots of bonding took place at the Pacific Lacrosse Festival. This group gets better at every practice and improves with every game, and in the process, they are embracing the challenge of learning how to become an athlete. Fire HS Orange will be on deck again on July 9 & 10 at the Legends Meltdown in Norco.
FIRE HS WHITE
Although containing many rising 9th graders, Fire HS White is a veteran group with tons of talent. At America’s Finest Rivalry the team battled many older high school teams, improving with every game. The team made the championship bracket on Sunday and had two narrow defeats, one by 1 goal against a very well-trained group from Texas that made it all the way to the championship game, and one in OT to a very physical Lakeside team. Fire HS White continues to be the place where Fire breeds new talent, especially at the goalie position. We are really looking forward to see how the team does at the Rose City Showdown in Oregon, as well as West Coast Cup at the end of the month.
FIRE HS BLACK & RED
Talk about a hot start to the season! Fire HS Black and Fire HS Red both had their first outing on the East Coast at an IWLCA recruiting event: Champion’s Cup in Boyd, Maryland. Between the two teams we lost only one game (!!!) and we were able to showcase our talents in front of a lot of college coaches. A large part of the two teams was chaperoned by our coaches, which created an opportunity to get to know each other a lot better. This group heads back out to Delaware in mid-July and then caps off the season at another IWLCA event in Morgan Hill at the end of the month.