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Thunder LB3 Announces Girl’s Program

Thunder LB3 Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of a girl’s program for the Fall of 2017! Lady STORM Lacrosse will be based out of East Cobb and will appeal to experienced players giving the Atlanta area a new option for top-level girls lacrosse. Teams will consist of graduation years 2019 to 2024.

 

The program will be directed by Angela Brunner who has been coaching both youth and high school lacrosse in the Atlanta area since 2007. Lady STORM Lacrosse will focus on high level training, access to experienced, knowledgeable, skilled coaches within a targeted training regimen designed to help girls whose goal is to be the top high school players they can be with an eye on continuing to play the game at the college level.

 

We believe that there is an outstanding opportunity for girls willing to work hard, be persistent and who want to be students of the game to play college lacrosse at the next level. We are committed to helping girls find the best fit for them with individual attention and support for our players, their development, and long-term aspirations. Not every Lady STORM Lacrosse player will aspire to play at the collegiate level nor will every player who does earn an athletic scholarship but the one thing we do know for sure, STORM Lacrosse players will get better and will have fun doing so.

 

Lady STORM Lacrosse is a new option for girls in Atlanta backed by experienced coaching and an organization that has significant experiences and history in both the men’s and women’s game.

 

Tryout dates for the 2017-18 teams are listed below and summer tryouts will be held in December. Please note you only have to attend one of the tryout dates.

 

Please feel free to send any thoughts or suggestions to info@thunderlb3lacrosse.com.

Thunder LB3 Athletes named to All-Star teams

Congratulations to the following Thunder LB3 athletes for making an All-Star team this summer!

 

Sweet Lax

Maxson Santivañez, 2020

Andrew Pritts, 2020

Perry Kramer, 2020

James Mayfield, 2020

Cameron Henry, 2019

Grant Jenson, 2019

Peter Klueber, 2019

Stanton Smith, 2019

Sam Mage, 2019

MP Thomas, 2020

Carter Henry, 2020

Logan Tucker, 2020

Ian Dexter, 2020

 

NXT

Michael Cabral, 2020

Taylor Aston, 2020

Gerard Kane, 2019

Quinn O’Donnell, 2019

Brett Meskill, 2019

Justin Sherrer, 2019

Nick Jones, 2018

Kyle Sendobry, 2018

 

Under Armour All-America

Tate Harran, 2020

Eric Malever, 2020

Fulton Bayman, 2020

Andrew Pritts, 2020

James Mayfield, 2020

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Thunder LB3 Lacrosse is proud to announce the establishment of its new YouTube channel. The purpose of this channel is to highlight our program’s success and feature our players’ accomplishments. This will also serve as a centralized channel for college coaches to scout and recruit our players. This channel marks the further expansion of Thunder LB3’s media presence, and we believe will go a long way towards marketing our players and program throughout the nation.

 

To subscribe to our Thunder LB3 YouTube channel: YouTube.com/thunderlb3

 

We welcome all players to submit their highlight tapes to highlights@thunderlb3lacrosse.com for consideration and upload onto the channel.

Pre-Season Positional Training Clinic [Jan 27 & 28]

   

We are excited announce our Pre-Season Positional Training Clinic featuring elite level coaching staff:

 

Matt Rambo – Attack, Maryland, Charlotte Hounds

Kevin Rice – Attack, Syracuse, Atlanta Blaze

Colin Heacock – Midfield, Maryland, Chesapeake Bayhawks

Scott Ratliff – LSM, Loyola, Atlanta Blaze

Myles Jones – Midfield, Duke, Chesapeake Bayhawks

Liam Byrnes – Defense, Marquette, Florida Launch

Mac Pons – Defense, Maryland

TJ Kemp – Midfield, North Carolina, MLL Veteran

John Zulberti – Attack, Syracuse

Greg Cattrano – Goalie, Brown, MLL Veteran

Frankie and Stephen Kelly – Faceoff, North Carolina

Thunder LB3 2020 Orange Brooks Baro wins ACTE student trophy design contest

January 12, 2018

 

MARIETTA, GA – Congrats to Thunder LB3 2020 Orange Brooks Baro on creating the winning trophy design for the Annual ACTE Excellence Award. The Excellence Awards celebrates a teacher’s commitment to their students in career and technical education. Brooks’ found out about ACTE student trophy design contest through one of his teachers at McIntosh High School, Mr. Singleton. Another reason that drew him to the contest was that his mother is an educator herself.

 

“My mother also works as a teacher and that helps me realize how much work it actually is to be a teacher and what you have to do when no students are around. This inspired me and I thought the least I could do was make a trophy to show the appreciation that teachers truly do deserve,” said Brooks.

 

The design of the trophy represents the idea that teaches touch every life on this planet.

 

 

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About Thunder LB3 Lacrosse

Thunder LB3 has committed well over 100 Division I players, with another 80 plus playing Divisions II and III. Thunder LB3 welcomes all players with the dedication, skills, focus and drive to play lacrosse. For more information visit ThunderLB3Lacrosse.com.

 

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Liam Banks Named Head Coach of the Atlanta Blaze

BREAKING NEWS

We are thrilled to announce that Liam Banks, Thunder LB3 Partner & President of Lacrosse Operations has been named Head Coach of the Atlanta Blaze. Liam will still handle all of his Thunder LB3 responsibilities, but joins an exclusive list of 1 of 9 Major League Lacrosse head coaches.

 

Atlanta Blaze Announce Lacrosse Legend Liam Banks as New Head Coach

 

January 15, 2018

 

KENNESAW, GA – Atlanta resident and Syracuse legend, Liam Banks has signed on as Head Coach of the Atlanta Blaze for the 2018 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season, succeeding the late Dave Huntley. Coach Banks is one of the most recognized faces in the sport and has been growing the game of lacrosse in the Atlanta area for the last nine years. He was the founder and owner of LB3 Lacrosse that recently joined forces with Thunder Lacrosse to create one of the most exciting, elite level lacrosse programs in the nation. The newly consolidated Thunder LB3 is already raising the bar for southern lacrosse, attracting the best lacrosse players from throughout the region under one unified banner, competing at all levels. Coach Banks will still continue his involvement with Thunder LB3 Lacrosse as Director of Lacrosse Operations and Thunder LB3 Elite program.

 

Liam was the original promoter of the first professional lacrosse game in Georgia in 2013 and was active in bringing the Major League Lacrosse Championships to Atlanta in 2014 and 2015. He has been responsible for the Cobb County Classic that has brought top Men’s and Women’s Division 1 Lacrosse to Fifth Third Bank Stadium. In 2015, Banks was named Head Coach of the Under Armour All-America game, featuring the top 46 graduating high school seniors.

 

As a collegiate player, Banks helped lead Syracuse University to four consecutive Final Four appearances, three Finals appearances, and one National Championship in 2000. That year, he was named National Championship MVP, scoring six goals and one assist in the National Championship. He was also named All-American in 2000 and 2001. In international competition, Banks played for the Under 19 USA World Team in 1999. He was the leading scorer of the tournament scoring 18 Goals and 18 assists in only six games. Banks was named to the All-World Team and led Team USA to the gold medal. Banks played in Major League Lacrosse for five seasons. He played for the Philadelphia Barrage, New Jersey Pride, and San Francisco Dragons. Banks was in the Top Ten of scoring four out of five years in the league and was named Bud Light’s Game MVP on five different occasions. He was recently inducted into the Long Island Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017.

The Atlanta Blaze kick off the 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 at home at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw. Season Tickets are on sale now! Visit AtlantaBlaze.com for more information.

 

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About Thunder LB3 Lacrosse

Thunder LB3 has committed well over 100 Division I players, with another 80 plus playing Divisions II and III. Thunder LB3 welcomes all players with the dedication, skills, focus and drive to play lacrosse. For more information visit ThunderLB3Lacrosse.com.

 

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Stay connected with Thunder LB3 Lacrosse on Facebook (ThunderLB3), Instagram (ThunderLB3), Twitter (@ThunderLB3) and YouTube (ThunderLB3).

Thunder LB3 Players Named to 2018 NLF At IMG All-Tournament Team

January 19, 2018

 

MARIETTA, GA –  From January 12-15, The National Lacrosse Federation (NLF) held their Futures Showcase at IMG academy in Bradenton, Florida. There were over 100 players representing the 2020, 2021 and 2022 classes. Players were exposed to high level instruction and completion from a top-notch staff coming from Division I coaches and current/former professional players. Six Thunder LB3 players made the NLF Futures Showcase 2018 IMG All-Tournament Teams.

 

2018 IMG All-Tournament Team

 

2020 Age Bracket

Attack:

Graham Dixon – Thunder LB3

 

Defense:

Logan Tucker – Thunder LB3

Parker Cyr – Thunder LB3

 

FOGO:

Michael Paul – Thunder LB3

 

2021 Age Bracket

Attack:

Braden Erksa – Thunder LB3

Ari Allen – Thunder LB3

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Lynch & Ben Clark

January 22, 2018

 

MARIETTA, GA –  Thunder LB3 has committed well over 100 Division I players and counting. Our first Alumni Spotlight will feature Thunder LB3 Alums, Zach Lynch and Ben Clark.

 

Zach Lynch (Class of 2016, Attack, Pope HS)

During his freshman year, Lynch played four games for the Robert Morris scoring his first collegiate goal. Lynch is gearing up for his Sophomore season for the Colonials and looking to continue his momentum. RMU enters 2018 in search of its second regular-season Northeast Conference crown and fourth conference tournament berth and its first-ever tournament title. The Colonials will start their season on the road at Rutgers on February 3.

 

Link to Youtube video: Quick Questions with Zack Lynch

 

 

Ben Clark (Class of 2017, Goalie, Cambridge HS)

This past weekend, the Bucknell Bisons scrimmaged against the five time NCAA Champions Virginia Cavaliers. Ben became Cambridge High School’s first ever All-American and first ever player to compete on the Division I level in lacrosse. The Bisons will be entering their 50th year as a program and kick off their season hosting Marist Lacrosse on February 3.

 

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About Thunder LB3 Lacrosse

Thunder LB3 has committed well over 100 Division I players, with another 80 plus playing Divisions II and III. Thunder LB3 welcomes all players with the dedication, skills, focus and drive to play lacrosse. For more information visit ThunderLB3Lacrosse.com.

 

Follow us 

Stay connected with Thunder LB3 Lacrosse on Facebook (ThunderLB3), Instagram (ThunderLB3), Twitter (@ThunderLB3) and YouTube (ThunderLB3).

Liam Banks Inducted into Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame

January 26, 2018

 

MARIETTA, GA – One of the most recognized faces in lacrosse, Liam Banks, has been inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017. Banks becomes the second Thunder LB3 Coach to be inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in their home region (John Zulberti, 2015 Upstate NY HOF). Born and raised in Setauket, New York, Liam was introduced to lacrosse at an early age by his brothers. The rest was history. At Ward Melville High School, Banks was an All-American and shattered the state single-season scoring record during his senior year with 69 goals and 103 assists.

 

“I am extremely humbled and excited to be welcomed into this incredible fraternity of lacrosse players. Long Island has produced some of the best players in the world and to be welcomed into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame is incredible. Growing up on Long Island I dreamed about being inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse HOF, and this weekend that dream becomes a reality. Thank you to my parents, my family, my coaches and all the people who supported me throughout the years,” said Liam Banks.

 

As a collegiate player, Banks was a two-time All-American for the Syracuse Orange. He led Syracuse to four consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances and was the Tournament MVP in helping the Orange to the title in 2000. Banks scored six goals in the NCAA title game against Princeton, the most goals in a championship game in program history. In international competition, Banks was a member of the U-19 USA World Team and was recognized as All-World for his performance at the 1999 World University games in Australia. In six games, he led Team USA with 18 goals and 18 assists helping the United States win the gold. Professionally, Banks played five seasons of Major League Lacrosse, compiling 75 goals, 65 assists, 140 points, and 58 groundballs in 52 total games. He ranked in the Top 10 in scoring in the league and was a five-time MVP.

 

For the past decade, Banks has been influential in growing the sport in the Atlanta area. He was the original promoter in bringing the first professional lacrosse game to Georgia in 2013, as well helping to facilitate the MLL Championship Games being played at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University from 2014 to 2016. As one of Atlanta’s most prominent lacrosse ambassadors, Banks serves as a Partner and President of Lacrosse Operations for Thunder LB3 Lacrosse.  Most recently, on January 15th, the Atlanta Blaze named Banks as the third Head Coach in the history of its franchise.

 

The Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation (LIMLF) will be hosting a Hall of Fame Dinner for this year’s inductees this weekend. Banks will be joined by Joe Baccarella, Matt Danowski, Tom Gill, Scott Hiller, Kimberly Hillier, Kate Breslin McCarthy and Krista Pellizzi McDonough.

 

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About Thunder LB3 Lacrosse

Thunder LB3 has committed well over 100 Division I players, with another 80 plus playing Divisions II and III. Thunder LB3 welcomes all players with the dedication, skills, focus and drive to play lacrosse. For more information visit ThunderLB3Lacrosse.com.

 

Follow us 

Stay connected with Thunder LB3 Lacrosse on Facebook (ThunderLB3), Instagram (ThunderLB3), Twitter (@ThunderLB3) and YouTube (ThunderLB3).

Alumni Spotlight VOL. II

January 29, 2018 

 

MARIETTA, GA –  Our next Alumni Spotlight features Thunder LB3 Alums: Nate Solomon (Syracuse),Cole Haverty (North Carolina), Matt Higgins (Loyola), Logan Devereaux (Loyola), Charlie King (Loyola) & Ryan Gallagher (Rutgers).

 

Nate Solomon (Class of 2015, Attack, Centennial)

Going into his Junior season, Solomon has played in 31 games for the Orange starting 16 of them last year. As a sophomore, he scored 28 goals and chipped in eight assists while causing three turnovers and grabbing 13 ground balls. The No.10 Syracuse hosted a series of  preseason scrimmages this past weekend in the Carrier Dome. Against Le Moyne, Solomon had three goals and one assist giving him a total of five points for the weekend (4 Goals, 1 Assist). He looks to continue his momentum in the regular season home opener as No.10 Syracuse host Binghamton on February 10.

 

Cole Haverty (Class of 2015, Midfield, Westminster)

During his Sophomore year, Haverty appearing 15 games for the North Carolina Tarheels. Gearing up for his Junior year, he aim to make a bigger contribution on the field for the Tarheels this season. Off the field he was name to the 2017 Academic Honor Roll. Coach Breschi thoughts on Haverty,“[Cole] got a lot of runs last year…I think this year is a big year for him…he can be a major contributor…he had a very good fall…another tremendous athlete who can run the field…he can see his confidence improve every time he is on the field.” The Tarheels will start their season at home against Lafayette on February 3.

 

Matt Higgins (Class of 2016, Midfield, Blessed Trinity)

During his freshman year, Higgins played in all 16 games for the Loyola Greyhounds making his collegiate debut against the five time NCAA Champions Virginia Cavaliers. He finished the year with 18 ground balls and six cause turnovers. Higgins is heading into his sophomore season aiming to make a bigger impact this season.

 

Logan Devereaux (Class of 2016, Attack, Westminster)

Devereaux played four games for Loyola during his freshman year making his collegiate debut against Lafayette. He tallied up four points (1 Goal, 1 Assist and 2 Ground balls) and looking to add more going into second year on the team. Off the field, Devereaux was named to the Patriot League Academic Roll.

 

Charlie King (Class of 2017, Defense, Lassiter)

Entering as a Freshman, King received some playing time during some of the Greyhound’s pre-season scrimmages against Rutgers & North Carolina. He hopes to get more playing during the regular season. Prior to Loyola, he was six-time letterwinner at Lassiter High School (Four in lacrosse and two in football) and helped the Trojans to a 2017 State Title. In addition, King was a 2X US Lacrosse All-American, 3X First Team All-Georgia, 4X Scholar-Athlete and a Under Armour Underclass All-American.

The Greyhounds will start their season on the road at Virginia on February 10.

 

Ryan Gallagher (Class of 2017, Attack, Marist)

Gallagher will be entering his Freshman at Rutgers and has already received playing time during the pre-season scrimmages. He hopes to make his first collegiate debut during the 2018 season. Prior to Rutgers, Gallagher was named a US Lacrosse All-American and First Team All-State. He finished his career at Marist becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer in program history (147 goals, 180 assists). Rutgers will begin their season at home taking on Robert Morris on February 3.

 

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