Sunday, April 28, 2013
Girls team lost 15-8 on Saturday, dropping to 8-4 on the season.
Maggie Carver's five-goal performance Saturday wasn't enough to propel the Ridgewood girls varsity lacrosse team to victory. The Maroons lost to state rival Moorestown 15-8 on Ridgewood Lacrosse Day, falling to 8-4 on the season. Ridgewood's Katie Smesko scored a pair of goals and Kelly McBrearty notched another, but the Burlington County program's barrage of quick shots from the opening minute were too great to overcome. Ridgewood is likely to drop from #8 out of the top 10 in the state rankings.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Rivals square off Friday at 4 p.m. in Ridgewood
Perenially-ranked Ridgewood girls lacrosse will be taking on rival Chatham Friday afternoon, a game residents can check out on MSG Varsity. The village girls team, which lost star Kelci Smesko to graduation, has had a tough go early in the season. At 3-2, the team has dropped close games to Summit and West Essex but also defeated competitive squads Oak Knoll and Westfield. Chatham also stands at 3-2, having lost to Oak Knoll and New York squad Manhasset. Chatham did defeated West Essex and Glen Ridge. The game begins at 4 p.m. at Ridgewood High School. The game will be streamed live at www.msgvarsity.com/liveaccess and broadcast on April 17 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Duke-bound senior is Ridgewood's all-time leader in career goals and points, and led Maroons to two Tournament of Champions victories.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Ridgewood scoring extraordinaire was the 2011 North Jersey Player of the Year and was named to the 2012 Under Armour South Girls All-American Team
Ridgewood lacrosse standout Kelci Smesko is one of five New Jersey girls selected to the 2012 Under Armour South Girls All-America Team. Smesko, a team captain who has 59 goals and 18 assists, will be headed off to Duke next year. Also a star on the basketball team, Smesko was named the 2011 North Jersey player of the year and an All-American. The girls team, which has lost two games in the last two years, recently won the Bergen County tournament. They're also the reigning state champions, two years running. The Under Armour Girls Classic girls game is scheduled for Saturday, June 30.
Monday, April 23, 2012
15th annual Ridgewood Lax Day showcased the village's favorite sport with games, activities and more.
Stevens and Stadium Field were swarmed with rising lax stars for the 15th annual Ridgewood Lax Day, held on Saturday. Teams from all levels in the Ridgewood Lacrosse Association (RLA) ranks played games on a gorgeous sun-soaked day. From the early morning hours throughout the day, kids could cross back and forth over the temporarily-open footbridge to partake in stick stringing, fastest shot competitions, and perhaps get their faces painted or create a ruckus at the bounce house. Booths lining the outside of the track were stocked with all kinds of gear. If you were hungry and not too keen on ice cream or Italian Ice, grillmaster Brian Abdoo was quick to toss over a burger or two. He was just one of the countless parent volunteers that …
Boys lose to Long Island power West Islip but the girls demolish Upstate New Yorkers Niskayuna by a score of 18-6.
Celebrating the village's favored sport for the 15th annual Lax Day, the Ridgewood High School lacrosse teams notched one victory but also suffered a defeat at the hands of one of the nation's best on Saturday. With cameras rolling for the regionally televised "Game of the Week" on MSG Varsity, the boys team (3-5) was overmatched by the precision passing and air-tight defense of West Islip (7-2), ranked #29 in the nation. The match was close in the first half, with Ridgewood down 6-3. But things fell apart in the third quarter, with Ridgewood putting up a zeros. West Islip, meanwhile, strung together three goals and a late effort by Ridgewood in the final quarter wasn't nearly enough to overcome the deficit. Ridgewood had a lot of chances…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The two-time defending Tournament of Champions had different players step up to ward off Kent Place 9-7 on Tuesday; the girls are 2-0 after dispatching Morris Knolls on Saturday.
By Rich Barton NJS.com Staff Writer SUMMIT – If there is a team that knows how to deal with pressure game after game, it is the Ridgewood girls lacrosse team. As the two-time defending Tournament of Champions winners and riding a 42-game winning streak against in-state opponents, the Maroons know they are going to get their opponents’ best shot every time they step on the field. Such was the case in a hard-fought 14-11 season-opening win over Morris Knolls on Saturday and it was more of the same on the road on Tuesday as Kent Place gave them everything they could handle. But what has made Ridgewood so successful over the years is the knack of having different players step up during crunch time. With All-American Kelci Smesko on the field …