2015 Keystone State Games
Each year, our league, the Western Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (WPYLA), organizes and supports a team of local middle school (7th or 8th) players to participate in the Keystone Lacrosse Championship at Penn State University as part of the Keystone Games of America. Each WPYLA member program can only select up to six middle school players to represent their program during a tryout in mid-May. Each year, up to 100 players are nominated for this team, and only one team – made up from roughly the 24 best middle school players in our area - is selected to represent our region in this event. This year, the Seneca Valley Lacrosse Association nominated Jimmy Border, Zack Galovich, Seth Ketler, Luke Kopriva, Nate Lewis, and Jake Mineweaser. Fortunately, Jimmy Border, Zack Galovich, Seth Ketler, Luke Kopriva, and Jake Mineweaser were selected for this year’s team. Congratulations to all who were nominated and selected! The Seneca Valley Lacrosse Community is very proud, and look forward to a great outcome this summer!
Rotary Food Drive
The Seneca Valley Lacrosse Association volunteered our time again this year to help support the Cranberry Rotary food drive event supporting Gleaners Food Bank. The event took place on February 7th and February 14th. The SV Lacrosse support consisted of approximately 23 players (from High School team down through our U11 teams). We also had great support from quite a few of the player’s parents to help out stuffing flyers into bags and driving to different communities throughout Cranberry Township to distribute the flyers and pick up donations throughout our community.

Although it was probably one of the coldest days of the year when we collected, we continued to have tremendous support from our players and parents. On behalf of the Seneca Valley Lacrosse Association, we would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time in this 2 day event.
Decertification of Lacrosse Helmets
As many of you may know, the Cascade R and the Warrior Regulator helmets have recently been de-certified by NOCSAE, a national safety standards organization.

In good news, an announcement was made by Cascade that an agreement had been reached to allow for the helmet to be re-certified. All questions in regard to this issue can be answered by following this link: http://r.cascadelacrosse.com. Cascade will be covering all costs associated with the return and necessary modification. The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade's data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards. For NOCSAE certification purposes, the modified helmet is treated as a new model, identified as the Cascade R-M, although it will continue to be marketed by Cascade under the Cascade R name. Moving forward all newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets will be certified as meeting the NOCSAE standards. A tamper-resistant sticker will be placed on all modified helmets as well as on newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets to differentiate them from non-certified Cascade R models. Model R helmets that have not been officially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and the certification will remain void.

To tell if you currently have a Cascade Model R helmet look for the R on the side of the helmet as in this picture.

If you have a Warrior Regulator helmet please follow the instructions issued by Warrior at their website: http://www.warrior.com/Regulator-Collection/exp-regulator,default,pg.html.

If you have any other questions please contact Bob Wise at svlaxwise@yahoo.com.

2014-15 Board Members
The board members for the 2014-15 season have been voted on; please help us congratulate the following members on their appointments to the board.

President - Bob Wise
First VP - Adam Alexander
Second VP - Steve Lewis
Treasurer - Barbara Schreibeis
Secretary - Kristin Vanpelt
At-Large - Roy Geiselhart
At-Large - Fred Galovich
Code Of Conduct
Attention all Seneca Valley Lacrosse players, coaches, families and spectators! As a reminder, we wanted to provide this Code of Conduct that everyone is accountable for during home and away lacrosse games, as well as practices. This has been reviewed by Cranberry Township Parks and Rec., and it is consistent with the US Lacrosse Policy provided through our association's membership. Please take a moment to review, as it is pretty straight forward.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the season. Go Raiders!

Code of Conduct