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09/25/2016
Chelsea Piers CT is hosting a FREE "Back to Sports" Info...
Used Equipment Donations & Annual Sale
09/25/2016
Looking to clear out your old equipment and not sure what to...
JR Forever Memorial Walk/5k October 2nd
09/14/2016
Come support the JR Forever Memorial Walk/5K Run happening Sunday,...
BOYS & GIRLS TEAM/ INDO TRAVEL TEAM PHOTO DATES
06/01/2016
  Here is the link...
DYLAX Start of Season March 5th
02/24/2016
Weather permitting we plan on starting the season on Saturday March...
Lacrosse Magazine- TEAM DARIEN
06/18/2015
Nike/LM HS Northeast Report: Darien's Winning Culture | LaxMagazine.com      Saturday...
 

Chelsea Piers CT is hosting a FREE "Back to Sports" Info Session on Wednesday, October 5th. Topics to be included are: concussion prevention, heat and hydration, cardiac arrest and CPR, and overuse injury prevention, and the speakers are from Stamford Hospital. Of course, there is a Happy Hour after with complimentary snacks and drink specials. 

http://www.chelseapiersct.com/membership/member-events/back-to-sports-info-session/

                                    


by posted 09/25/2016
Used Equipment Donations & Annual Sale

Looking to clear out your old equipment and not sure what to do with it?  

The Darien Girls Hockey Team is holding their Annual Used Equipment Sale on Saturday 10/8 from 9am-1pm in the DHS Cafeteria. This important fundraiser allows the high school team to help off-set the ice fees.  So, if you're looking to clear out your equipment closet or pick up some gently used equipment head over to the sports sale to support a great cause.

Donations are welcomed and can be dropped off at the MMS rotunda by 10/7 or at 7 Miles Road.

Thank you for supporting our youth!

 


by posted 09/25/2016
JR Forever Memorial Walk/5k October 2nd
Come support the JR Forever Memorial Walk/5K Run happening Sunday, October 2nd at 1:15 at Pear Tree Point Beach, rain or shine (hope for shine!).   

The beneficiaries of this years event include:
-Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University that provides critical cancer research needed for pediatric brain tumors 
- JR's Ray of Hope that donates to Darien families who are in the midst of family tragedies
- Good Friend Scholarship in Memory of JR and Jacob that will be awarded to select DHS Class of 2017 Seniors, the graduating class for both JR Schoen and Jacob Velasco-Navarro
 

To register on line, go to www.jrschoenmemorial.org or to www.raceit.com and search by 06820 zip code for the JR Forever Memorial Walk/5K Run.


by posted 09/14/2016
BOYS & GIRLS TEAM/ INDO TRAVEL TEAM PHOTO DATES

 

Here is the link for DYL 2016 Teams:

http://fcsp.exposuremanager.com/g/darien_youth_lacrosse_2016

Click on your squad and enjoy!

 

 


by posted 06/01/2016
DYLAX Start of Season March 5th

Weather permitting we plan on starting the season on Saturday March 5th.    The full schedule can be found under the documents tab on the left hand side of the home webpage.  Please look for the PDF file- 2016 weekly schedule.   Please note that during the first two weeks of the season we will only have practices during the weekend practice times. 

 

Website

The website and email are our primary communication channels.  Always check the home page, your team page and your email for schedule information prior to heading to the fields, especially if you have any question about the weather.   Emails are generated and sent for all changes to the schedule, and you can link your calendars online to your player(s) schedules through the website.   It is vital that you have correct email addresses listed so that you receive our communications.   You can add/edit/delete emails and other contact information by going to "Edit My Account" on the website and logging in to your account. 

Equipment

Boys at all ages are required to play with full gear, which includes a stick, helmet (may be a hockey helmet), gloves, shoulder and arm pads, a cup and a mouth guard for boys 3rd - 8th.   Girls at all ages are required to have a girls stick, face mask and mouth guard. 

Clothing

For those of you who are new to the program, you may not know this but DHS appears to have its own polar vortex, primarily in March and April.  Dress accordingly.   Please add layers, it always feels 10-20 degrees colder on the oval than it does in your driveway.

Traffic Safety

The DHS location is terrific for allowing us to be in one place for all of our home activities, but the traffic can be tough.  Please allow for plenty of time to get your players to the fields.   Plan on parking and walking the younger players to their fields, do not let them walk alone across the parking lots.  Drive safely and pay attention as there are a lot of small bodies around.

 

 


by posted 02/24/2016
Lacrosse Magazine- TEAM DARIEN

Nike/LM HS Northeast Report: Darien's Winning Culture

LaxMagazine.com 

 
 

Saturday was a good day for the lacrosse teams from Darien (Conn.).

Guided by coaches Jeff Brameier and Lisa Lindley, the boys' and girls' teams from the Connecticut powerhouse each claimed Class L state titles. Each team finished with identical 20-3 records.

The Blue Wave boys eked past Ridgefield for the third time this season, securing a 6-5 championship win. The Darien girls topped Wilton for the third time this season, as they won 14-10 in their state final.

"One of the things that I always tell people is that we're blessed in our [boys' and girls'] programs because we have amazing depth," Darien girls' coach Lisa Lindley said. "I have players that don't start for me that could start anywhere else in the state. We also have one of the best youth developmental programs around. Each year, the girls I get are just stronger and stronger because they are being exposed to the sport and the program so early."

The Blue Wave girls, who won their third straight state title and 14th overall, utilized this depth in the state final win over Wilton on Saturday, as they -- not uncharacteristically -- rallied back from a slow start. Darien trailed 4-1 early but battled back, as it has in several other games this season.

"We were kind of flat on defense," said Lindley, who just completed her 21st season as coach at Darien. "We were fouling a lot and giving them a lot of free positions. We weren't winning the draws."

Nike/LM Northeast Girls' Top 10

1. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 20-1
2. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.), 19-3
3. Wantagh (N.Y.), 17-3
4. Manhasset (N.Y.), 18-1
5. West Islip (N.Y.), 19-3
6. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 18-4
7. Garden City (N.Y.), 16-2
8. Darien (Conn.), 18-3
9. St. Anthony's (N.Y.), 14-4
10. Westwood (Mass.), 23-0

Who's Hot?

Darien (Conn.) claimed its third straight Class L state title with a 14-10 win over Wilton (Conn.).

Lindley inserted freshman Katie Ramsey into the draw circle, and Ramsey helped the Blue Wave gain some momentum. Gabriella Noto and Anna Moorhead each recorded four goals to lead Darien's attack.

On the boys' side, Ryan Cornell recorded seven saves to help the Blue Wave claim their ninth state title in 11 years and first in Class L, the state's highest classification.

Hudson Hamill finished with two goals and one assist, and Colin Minicus added one goal and three assists for the Blue Wave. The close defense of Robby Arrix, Mark Evanchick, Daniel Traver and Peter Doering was instrumental in the defensive struggle, Brameier said.

"We've obviously been the marquee program for the last 10 to 15 years in the state of Connecticut," Brameier said. "We're excited for the L title and the fact that we beat a very good Ridgefield team to get it.

"It was a great season. Obviously we didn't go 23-0, but we went as far as you can go in the state of Connecticut. We beat Niskayuna, the New York State Class A champion. We beat Manhasset, the runner-up in [New York] Class B. We beat Yorktown, who was a New York state semifinalist [in Class C]. And we beat the other two Connecticut state champions. It was a great season for us."

Darien suffered its three losses within a four-game stretch over seven days, including two in-state losses – one to New Canaan, which it avenged at the end of the regular season – and a loss to St. Anthony's (N.Y.). The Blue Wave ended the season on an eight-game winning streak.

"We still have a very young team, and we're excited about the future," said Brameier, who started the Darien program in 1984.

Winning has become a tradition at Darien. Peer pressure, of sorts, serves as the greatest motivation, according to Lindley.

"No class wants to graduate and be that class that doesn't win anything," she said. "That's their biggest fear. I don't put fear into them. That's what truly motivates these girls. They see that it's a privilege and an honor to wear this jersey."

Brameier echoed those sentiments.

"I think it's just a testament to the town and the support the town gives its athletic program," Brameier said. "You can look at the school and say, alright, we're not just successful in lacrosse. We won the state and FCIAC championship in girls' volleyball, we won the state and FCIAC championship in girls' swimming and the state and FCIAC championship in hockey. The list goes on and on. We're fortunate to be in a town that is committed to achieving a high level of success in both academics and athletics."


by posted 06/18/2015
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