28 episodes

Providing an honest, detailed assessment of the state of the sport of Lacrosse in the greater Houston area.

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    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

Providing an honest, detailed assessment of the state of the sport of Lacrosse in the greater Houston area.

    Houston Lacrosse Project - The End

    Houston Lacrosse Project - The End

    Kiernan Limming was nice enough to come by the house and sit outside with me to put a bow on the Houston Lacrosse Project Podcast. This is the final episode... it was a blast to sit down with Kiernan to talk about this podcast and what I have learned from all of the people I have talked to. I am grateful to everyone who was generous enough to spend their time with me during this effort. I am equally grateful for all of the people who listened to the podcast, got something out of it, and were kind enough to reach out to me and tell me so. I had a blast. Thanks.

    • 43 min
    Houston Lacrosse Project - Andris Dikmanis

    Houston Lacrosse Project - Andris Dikmanis

    This is a special Latvian, quarantine edition of the podcast. You end up with a solid three hours of lacrosse discussion when you combine a really interesting local lacrosse coach with a great history of the game and the ongoing quarantine-ish state we are currently in here in the Houston area. If you are interested in Houston Lacrosse and some Long Island Lacrosse history invest the time in this episode. Andris grew up on Long Island. He was introduced to the game in 7th grade by his cousin. Andris played all four years for his high school, then went on to play his freshman year at the University of Vermont. Following an injury he transferred to Hofstra. He finished up his college career at Hofstra. Andris had his first taste of coaching as a Graduate Assistant when he returned to the University of Vermont for graduate school. In 2006 Andris played in the World Games in Canada for the Latvian national team. After a year coaching at the middle school in hi home town he and his wife moved to Houston. After he landed in Houston he got plugged in to the local mens’ lacrosse scene and quickly landed coaching roles at Presbyterian School and the University of Houston. In 2014 Andris and his wife moved up to the Woodlands and he took on his current role as the Varsity Head Coach for the Woodlands D2 team.

    • 2 hr 53 min
    Houston Lacrosse Project - Jess Rest

    Houston Lacrosse Project - Jess Rest

    Jess grew up in New York. She first got her hands on a lacrosse stick her freshman year at Tappan Zee High School. She played all four years of high school. After graduating she attended the University of New Hampshire where she studied History and played lacrosse her entire college career. After graduation she stayed local and played competitive women's lacrosse for Gotham lacrosse for five years. In 2013 she moved to Texas looking for a change of scenery. Once she landed in Texas she started her coaching career. She has coached girls' lacrosse at all ages since she has been in Texas. She has spent season with Vandergrift, Westlake and Lake Travis. Jess is currently the Varsity Defensive Coordinator for Lake Travis Girls' Lacrosse. Jess is also involved in youth lacrosee in Austin and THSLL. We decided to focus specifcially on girls' lacrosse during this discussion.

    • 57 min
    Houston Lacrosse Project - Amanda Bencosme

    Houston Lacrosse Project - Amanda Bencosme

    Amanda started playing lacrosse as a freshman in High School in New York. She scored the first four goals her high school team ever scored. After her high school career she attended Ithica College where she rowed and played lacrosse her freshman year. Following her freshman year she played club lacrosse at Ithica College. Towards the end of her college career she began coaching middle school girls lacrosse. Following her college career she moved to Connecticut where she coached for six years. Amanda moved to Houston in 2015 and pretty quickly got engaged with the local lacrosse community. She began coaching at St. John's High School in 2016. After a few years as the Head Coach of the JV1 team at St. John's High School this is her first season as the Varsity Head Coach. It is exciting to finally get some representation from the girls game. Amanda is a great representative!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Houston Lacrosse Project - Travis Koch

    Houston Lacrosse Project - Travis Koch

    Despite the fact Travis spent some of his early childhood here in the Houston area, he is new to the Houston Lacrosse scene. Travis first picked up a stick in 5th grade while he lived in Baltimore. He played his high school lacrosse career in Virginia and headed off to the Air Force Academy after graduation. Travis played four years for the Air Force Academy lacrosse team. After graduating from the Air Force Academy he had  full career serving our country in the Air Force He and his family have settled back in the Houston area. He recently accepted a faculty position and the head coaching role of the boys lacrosse team at Houston Christian High School. It is great to have a new face on the Houston lacrosse scene. I am excited Travis took the time to speak with me.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Houston Lacrosse Project - Ronnie Bencosme

    Houston Lacrosse Project - Ronnie Bencosme

    At this point I feel like I am in the very beginning stages of an extended anthropological study at St. John's High School. Ronnie began playing lacrosse when he was a sophomore in high school in Westchester NY. Ronnie did not plan on playing lacrosse after his high school career ended. However, when he was a junior at Ithaca College we walked on to the lacrosse team and earned a spot for the next three years. Ronnie picked up the coaching bug when he returned to his hometown after college and began to serve his old community. Ronnie landed in Houston four years ago. He very quickly got hooked up with David Cohn and helped round out the staff at St. John's along with Kyle Dowd. I don't know how you can listen to these St. John's coaches and not get fired up.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

mom of a girl athlete ,

Thanks you!!

Great podcast. Please, please interview some of the girl coaches. We have to grow the sport together and we face the same issues. Native Houstonian here and you have to win over the UIL. Challenges in Houston are unique!! Also, I can’t find your name and info otherwise I’d email you directly!

GrowGirlsLaxTx ,

Growing the Game Boys Ans Girls

Lots of good topics and challenges to be faced growing the game. Same Issues exist with Girls Lax!

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