Jim has coached at both Princeton and North Carolina throughout his prestigious career and is currently the head coach for the Lovett School (GA). He won a Georgia State Championship in his first year of coaching at the Atlanta, GA school in 2005 and again in 2010. As a player at UNC he earned National Midfielder of the Year recognition in 1992 in addition to receiving All America status 3 times. Recently he was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. Jim was also inducted into the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame in January of 2015.
212 Lacrosse, based out of Park City, participated in the Wasatch Invitational this past weekend under the beautiful setting of Galena Park in Draper, Utah. The 2022/23 boys competed in the ’21 Elite division.
The teams were led by Mike Acee (UNC) and Christian Pompoco (Westminster). The 2022/23 boys finished the weekend with perfect 7-0 record and won 212’s 33rd Tournament Championship in 9 seasons.
“This event was played in honor of my former teammate Graham Harden who is battling ALS. I’m extremely proud of all the 212 kids. As always, a big thank you to the entire 212 Lacrosse community. The support the parents show myself and our staff is tremendous. I’d also like to personally thank Christian Pompoco (Westminster) for an excellent weekend of coaching and the Wasatch staff for organizing another fun event for the kids.”
|Saturday, October 10, 2020|
|P3||1:00 PM||Galena Hills Park – Field 3||10th Mountain||3||10||212 Lacrosse|
|P35||2:00 PM||Galena Hills Park – Field 1||212 Lacrosse||10||6||Rocky Mountain Rippers|
|P12||4:00 PM||Galena Hills Park – Field 3||212 Lacrosse||17||2||Wasatch LC 2022|
|P36||5:00 PM||Galena Hills Park – Field 3||212 Lacrosse||15||5||Pinnacle ACES 2023|
|Sunday, October 11, 2020|
|P41||9:00 AM||Galena Hills Park – Field 2||Watermelon Sugar||2||11||212 Lacrosse|
|B1||11:00 AM||Galena Hills Park – Field 2|| 212 Lacrosse||10||5|| Wasatch LC 2021|
|B3||12:30 PM||Galena Hills Park – Field 1||212 Lacrosse||6||5||OC Crush|
The 212 team scored 79 goals and allowed 28 at the Wasatch Invitational 2020.
212 has a cumulative record of 317 wins 79 losses and 33 tournament championships with 71 players committing to play college lacrosse.
Players must understand the team is above the individual, we succeed together:
“Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”
· Players & Parents – No talking to officials.
· At each game players must line up bags in an orderly fashion. All belongings must remain in bags unless being used. Players, not Parents, are responsible for carrying their bags and are responsible for ensuring they have all their necessary equipment. Before you leave for games, be sure you have everything. Parents are not responsible for their player’s equipment.
· Be respectful and courteous to others. Those who put on a 212 jersey represent our culture and must uphold a strong code of conduct. All players are to be good sportsmen and understand that it’s a privilege to be in their position.
· Maintain a positive atmosphere in all circumstances. Encourage teammates and other 212 players and coaches. Players will always be positive to each other, congratulate each other when we succeed as a team and never place blame for team losses or mistakes. Be happy for your teammate when they do something well. Tell them they had a great game. NEVER belittle another player on this team or any other team. No matter the outcome, we win with class and lose with class.
· At the end of each game, we will always “get” our goalies, give the opposing team a cheer and look opposing players in the eyes and shake hands respectfully (helmets stay on, gloves off, line up goalie first). Players failure to conduct themselves in a respectful way on or off the field will have consequences.
· Following games, players are to clean up their belongings and any trash that may have accumulated throughout the game.
· During game play, every player must be focused and encouraging their teammates. All players must be in a line organized and ready to sub into the game. There is no sitting on the sideline or taking a knee unless injured. Our bench is just at important as our players on the field.
· Do everything 100%. As coaches, we put our teams in the best possible position to have success. We fully expect each individual to submit themselves, regardless of the circumstance, to the best of their abilities.
· Play fast, Have fun, RESPECT THE GAME.
· Be a good teammate – we are here for each other and we expect your full commitment Every day. Thank you.
SCHEDULE & GAME TIME ARRIVAL
- 212 Lacrosse is playing in the Elite Division.
- Game time arrival – Dressed and ready to go 1 hour before game 1 and 30-45 minutes before subsequent games.
- Saturday October 10 & 11
- The schedule is now online on the Tourney Machine app and on TourneyMachine.com (212 Specific)
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