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Barbary Coast Cruises Past Palo Alto in Season Opener

BC opened up with a 14-4 win over the Palo Alto Ducks in the first game of the 2015 season. The BC clan steps into 2015 with new jerseys, new helmets, and a host of new players.  With so many new players it was tough to tell in advance what type of play would be seen in Game 1 of the new season. True to BC principles the game was marked by a team effort with scoring spread across many players; domination at the face off X by Matt Rudow, Mike Vila, and Mike Kanach; hustle plays by midfielders between the lines; and hard nosed defense from Joe Zingone, Frank Cuneo, and stand out goalie play...

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2015 Pre-Season Warm Up

The BC ship has left port early in 2015 with three scrimmages already under the team's belt.  The squad took a trip south to Santa Barbara for some quality beach time and sun-fueled lacrosse against UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly SLO, finishing 1 and 1 on the weekend. Fast forward two weeks and Coast headed down to NDNU for a mid-afternoon encounter with the Argonauts who ultimately surrendered to BC after four quarters of competitive play. The team is enjoying a handful of newcomers this season who bring youth, talent, and depth to the BC ranks.  Worthy of mention is a more handsome,...

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Oakland Lacrosse Club Fundraiser Recap

Barbary Coast is a huge supporter of the Oakland Lacrosse Club, a non-profit that uses lacrosse as a vehicle to advoce for the importance of secondary education, promote health and wellness, and connect young people with positive mentors.  The organization supports 80+ public high school and middle school students in Oakland, CA. On November 20, 2014, OLC hosted a fundraiser and, in standard form, the Barbary contingent was the last group to leave the 111 Minna Gallery and shut down the bar.  Not to be overshadowed by the fact that BC donated more than any other team in the NCLA, Tom Jackson...

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Hawaii Wrap Up

The end of October saw Barbary Coast and friends getting tropical at the 2014 Hawaii Lacrosse Tournament. BC rolled through the first two days of the journey, winning on and off the field by handing convincing losses to its first four competitors and swimming in lava flows.  The squad advanced to the semis to play our SF neighbor Olympic Club, who would ultimately fall to the Wimmer juggernaut in the finals. A great time was had by all on and off the field.  Special thanks to Scott Atkinhammer and Michael Jennaro for handling all the logistics - it's awesome to just show up and play....

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Barbary Coast Represents at 2014 World Lacrosse Championships

BC was proud to support three of our own at the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver this summer. Padraig O Laoghaire (MFA Paddy O'Learey) ran with a rowdy bunch of hooligans hailing from The Emerald Isle to represent Team Ireland. Bash brothers, or Los Hermanos de Bash, Mike and Joe Vila dialed it in with Team Mexico for a little South of Border action throughout the week. Max Tcheyan declined an invitation from Team Italy lacrosse, reports indicated a schedule conflict with preparations for Milan Fashion Week and "shoddy uniforms".  

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