RFLC wins 4 titles at Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree
The game of lacrosse continues to grow here in the Roaring Fork Valley, and last weekend in Denver the Roaring Fork Lacrosse Club’s boys U11, U12, U13 and U15 teams continued to put the valley’s athletics on the map, winning a total of four championships at the two-day tournament.
The four championships marked the best showing at the season-ending tournament for the Roaring Fork Lacrosse Club in its eight-year history as the U11 (fifth grade), U12 (sixth grade), U13 (seventh grade) and U15 (eighth grade) won their divisions in Denver. The U11 team, lead by midfielder and team MVP Jesse Shiflet, beat an undefeated Steamboat team 7-2 to win the U11 championship. The U12 Roaring Fork Lacrosse Club Swarm defeated a strong Green Turtle team from the Denver Lacrosse Club, 5-4, with goalie Nico Savi earning team MVP honors for the U12 club.
At the U13 level, the Swarm defeated the MSC Lacrosse Club 5-3, as midfielder Canyon Cherney won the team MVP award. Wrapping things up at the U15 level, the Swarm — led by first-year goalie JJ Segal — defeated the Mad Mountain Elk Team from Evergreen to claim the championship. Segal earned team MVP honors.
The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree was founded in 1995 by Nancy and Ted Baruch, and the Lacrosse Outreach Foundation. During its 23 years, the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree has become a staple of the Colorado lacrosse community, serving youth, middle school and high school boys and girls. The “Jambo” is one of the largest and most festive celebrations of the game in Colorado.
A portion of the RMLJ proceeds have and will continue to benefit the Ted Sullivan Memorial Fund (TSMF), which promotes the growth of lacrosse and provides scholarships to lacrosse players in financial need.
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