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2014 CJCLA All Star Teams

CJCLA_2013_096 The best lacrosse junior college lacrosse players in the state of California will come together on December 6, 2014 to participate in the 2nd Annual California Junior College Lacrosse Association All-Star game at Diablo Valley College. Hailing from up and down the state, student-athletes will proudly represent the institutions of Diablo Valley College, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Rosa Junior College, Cabrillo College and Grossmont College.

Student-athletes selected will be divided into two teams, Team Yona & Team Fury. “Yona” is the Cherokee word for “Bear” and the phrase, “Yona Fury,” has been adopted by the CJCLA to represent the furious growth of junior college lacrosse throughout the great state of California.

For questions or more information regarding the 2014 event, feel free to email us at info@cjcla.org.

SUMMARY OF 2013 CJCLA All-Star Game

2013 CJCLA All-Star Team Rosters:

Jakob Ternes opened the scoring early for Team Fury, leading the team with a hat trick in the first quarter. In what looked like what might be a lopsided game, Abbott Pratt answered with an unassisted goal that put Team Yona on the board. The first quarter ended with Fury in the lead, 4-1.

Stellar defensive play highlighted the second quarter, with both teams forcing key turnovers in their defensive end. Fury continued to hold the edge over Yona, heading into half time with a 5-2 lead.

Team Yona surged into the second half with attackman Brett Jackson burying the first two goals of the quarter. Fury was able to hold on and withstand Yona’s offensive firepower with solid goalie play by Caleb Pryle. The third quarter ended tied, 5-5.

Yona continued to put the pressure on Fury and took their first lead of the game, 7-6, with less than eight-minutes remaining. Pryle remained stellar between the pipes, turning away Yona attackmen with several doorstep saves late in the game. Team Fury rebounded with back-to-back goals by Nick Bunnell and Michael Wells, regaining a one goal lead with only two minutes left on the clock. Yona had a chance to tie the game with less than 30-seconds to go, but the Fury defense held strong. Team Fury took the inaguaral CJCLA All-Star game victory over Yona, 8-7.

“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the incredible effort and quality of play by both teams today,” stated CJCLA President, Matt Blamey. “We hope that this event helps to serve as a catalyst in the continued growth of California Junior College Lacrosse. More student-athletes are attending 2-year colleges in California than ever before. Our goal is to provide these young men with the opportunity to continue to play quality competitive college lacrosse and enhance their overall educational experience. The dominoes have already begun to fall.”

Webcast of the 2013 CJCLA All-Star Game

The California Junior College Lacrosse Association (CJCLA) is dedicated to expanding junior college lacrosse opportunities for the student-athletes of California. Membership in the CJCLA is open to any California junior college lacrosse program that is officially recognized as a student club by their institution. The CJCLA mission is to provide new program assistance and consultation, student-athlete eligibility requirements, and hosting of the CJCLA Championship Tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.

If you are interested in finding out more about the CJCLA, email us at info@cjcla.org .