Denver East Angels at the Denver Shootout

The 2019 Denver Shootout took place June 14 - 16 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado. Denver East Boys Lacrosse had over 15 current and future Angels participate across 5 clubs and over 10 teams.

Seniors Harrison Mead and Wyatt Johnson were selected for the 2020 All Star team.  

Juniors Andrew Tan and Will Mattingly's team won the 2021 AA Championship.


All Conference, All State, All Americans announced

Colorado announced the 2019 season All Conference, All State, and All American awards this month.

2019 All Conference: Denver East Lacrosse plays in the South Suburban League of CHSAA 5A Lacrosse, a highly competitive league consisting of 9 teams including Regis Jesuit, Kent Denver, Colorado Academy, and Lewis-Palmer high schools.The 2019 Denver East team had a record number of All Conference award winners:

  • August “Mustang” Sally '19 - First Team Attack
  • Cole Finley-Ponds '19 - First Team Defense/LSM
  • Harrison Mead '20 - First Team Defense
  • Clayton Finley-Ponds '19 - Second Team Midfield
  • Elijah Bruggeman '20 - Second Team Midfield
  • Jackie Freeman '22 - Second Team Attack
  • William Grawemeyer '21 - Second Team F/O Midfield
  • Duncan Lewis '20 - Second Team Attack
  • Sam Perez '22 - Second Team Goalie
  • Noah Miller '19 - Honorable Mention Defense/LSM
  • Andrew Tan '21 - Honorable Mention Attack

2019 All State: The 2019 all-state boys lacrosse teams honor the best players in the sport as judged by the leagues and coaches. Senior Cole Finley-Ponds was selected for First Team All State Defense - his second year named to the All State First Team. Teammate and fellow Senior August "Mustang" Sally was also selected First Team All State Attack - his third year named to the All State First Team. 

2019 All American: Each year US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse, selects the national boys' and girls' high school lacrosse All-American teams. Senior Cole Finley-Ponds was selected as an All American. All Americans are the best lacrosse players in the state, regardless of grade, who exhibit outstanding lacrosse talent as well as outstanding personal characteristics. Senior August "Mustang" Sally was selected for the 2019 Academic All American award. This award is for academic excellence and is highly competitive; a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale is a base requirement. Players must be seniors and may not also be one of the All-American selections. (Players can be nominated for both All American and Academic All American, but can only be selected for one honor).

Congratulations to all the Denver East Lacrosse award winners!

 


Denver East Alumnus joins coaching staff at Averett University

Denver East Alumnus Adrian "AJ" Harper will be joining the Men's Lacrosse program at Averett University in Virginia as a Graduate Assistant coach. He will be pursuing his MBA while coaching the NCAA DIII Cougars. 

AJ was a two year Varsity letterman with Denver East, graduating in 2015. He played NCAA DIII lacrosse four years for Huntingdon College in Alabama. While at Huntingdon, AJ helped lead the Hawks to a USA South Championship his junior year, and their second straight USA South Athletic Conference regular-season title his senior year. AJ was recognized as a First Team All-Conference player in 2019.

 


Denver East Angel receives 2020 U.S. Men's U19 Team Tryout Invite

Senior Cole Finley-Ponds is among 105 of the nation’s top young men’s lacrosse players invited to try out for the 2020 U.S. U19 team. The final team selected after the tryout process concludes will compete in the World Lacrosse Men’s U19 Championship from July 9-18, 2020 in Limerick, Ireland. Cole will join players from high schools in 20 different states, one current college freshman, 56 high school seniors and 48 high school juniors at the opening round of tryouts at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., June 21-23. Following the first round of tryouts, approximately 50 players will be invited to move to the second round of tryouts, which will also be held at US Lacrosse, from July 12-14. From there, a 30-man roster will be selected to participate in training weekends in November 2019 and January 2020, after which the final 23-man roster will be selected.

Cole Finley-Ponds is a four-year Varsity letterman and served as a Team Captain in 2018 and 2019. He was a First Team Colorado All-State player in 2018 and an Honorable mention in 2017. He is a three time South Suburban League All-Conference player. He is nationally recognized as an Adrenaline All-American. Cole served as Denver East’s Head Boy for 2018-2019. Cole will be attending the Johns Hopkins University. Go Blue Jays!


New! King Soopers Community Rewards

Help raise funds for Denver East Lacrosse when you buy your groceries at King Soopers. King Soopers has a new easy, friendly process. You simply link your SooperCard to Friends of East-Manual Lacrosse and we will receive a percentage of all purchases!

Learn more and follow the instructions below to sign up:

What is Community Rewards?

King Soopers Community Rewards donates to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your SooperCard!

You must present your SooperCard or provide your Alternate ID at the register during the transaction for it to count toward the program.

A digital account is needed to participate in King Soopers Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, you will need to ensure you have a SooperCard linked to your account so that your transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

How do I select an organization to support? 

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the King Soopers Community Rewards selection on your digital account.

1. Sign in to your digital account (or create a new one).

2. Go here to search for your organization.

3. Enter Friends of East Manual Lacrosse or RS146.

4. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save.”

Your selected organization will now display in the King Soopers Community Rewards section of your account, and you can always find more details, like the total you earn each quarter, under your Account details.

Any transactions moving forward using the SooperCard number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program. It takes approximately 10 days for your Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.


Denver East Lacrosse hosts Alumni Appreciation Night

Denver East Lacrosse is hosting Alumni Appreciation Night at Denver East HS on Friday, April 26, 2019. All three teams will take the field against Lewis-Palmer HS - see schedule below. A food truck will be available for all.

Schedule:

  • 3:30pm: C Game Time
  • 5pm: JV Game Time: Alumni check in
  • 5pm to 9pm: Food Truck
  • 7pm: Varsity Game Time: Reserved seating
  • Halftime: Alumni recognition during Varsity halftime

Alumni are invited to RSVP with Name and Graduation Year to: nbruggemn@gmail.com

Sponsored by Friends of East-Manual Lacrosse.


The annual Denver East Lacrosse Boys and Girls Program is back!

Purchase your 2019 Program Ads Now!

It’s time to purchase your commemorative 2019 spring season ads. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to support Lacrosse at Denver East High School! The Denver East HS Lacrosse Program is a professionally produced, full-color publication filled with photos and information about all the Lacrosse teams at Denver East HS. It is the perfect souvenir for the 2019 season!

Consider your own ad or joining with other individuals or families; you can share a special message, words of encouragement and any fond memories of seasons past. Additionally, feel free to reach out to local businesses to buy and place ads.

Programs are distributed to all Denver East Lacrosse families at the end of the season at no additional cost. We look forward to seeing your creative support of all Denver East Lacrosse teams!

 

 


POSTPONED: Saucy Bombay Restaurant Day

We are postponing our restaurant fundraiser at Saucy Bombay. We will let you know when it is rescheduled.

Restaurant Day at Saucy Bombay! Tell your Denver friends and neighbors!

Denver East Lacrosse hosts a Restaurant Day at Saucy Bombay, located just south of East High School at 2616 E. Colfax, 1 block East of the Tattered Cover.

Grab a bowl or a wrap and some Naan, then head across the street to support East Lacrosse as they take on Regis Jesuit. JV at 5pm and Varsity at 7pm on the East Turf. Go Angels!

Stop by for our fundraiser on Wednesday, April 17 anytime from 11am to 9:30pm for some fresh, healthy Indian food and they'll donate a percentage of the proceeds to Denver East Lacrosse and your Friends of East Manual Lacrosse board!

Plan ahead! Check out your options on their website at http://saucybombay.com/. See you there!


Denver East Lacrosse talent off the field

Denver East Lacrosse players participate in a myriad of activities outside of lacrosse, representing not only the team but also Denver East High School at large. Players on the team are part of Student Council, the Athletic Leadership Council, Key Club, Sustainability Club, DECA, Model UN, the Spotlight, East Angelus, and Angels on Air. In the video clip below from Season 6 Episode 22 of Angels on Air, Junior defender Harrison Mead shows that lacrosse players have talent off the field too.

AOA Season 6 Episode 22


Denver East goes 1-1 on Spring Break

Denver East Boys' Varsity Lacrosse returns Tuesday, March 26 from San Diego, CA after two games against the Francis Parker School and Cathedral Catholic.

Saturday, March 23, the Angels defeated the Francis Parker Lancers with a score of 16 to 4. Three Angels had hat tricks on Saturday: Sr. Clayton Finley-Ponds, Jr. Elijah Bruggeman, and Fr. Jackie Freeman. Other Angels scoring at Francis Parker included Jr. Duncan Lewis (2), Sr. Cole Finley-Ponds (1), Sr. Tate Hudgins (1), So. Andrew Tan (1), So. Gus Morgan (1), and So. Will Grawemeyer (1).

Denver East faced a tough competitor on Monday night at Cathedral Catholic. It was a great match that ended in a disappointing 7-8 overtime loss. Fr. Goalie Sam Perez had a tremendous game, as did So. Will Grawemeyer at face off. Jr. Elijah Bruggeman scored the first goal of the game, and Jr. Duncan Lewis and Fr. Jackie Freeman led the scoring with 3 apiece.

The Denver East Varsity team is now 3-3 as they return to the field at an away game against the Wheat Ridge Farmers on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30pm at Trailblazer Stadium. This game will be available to stream live on NFHS Network.