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CMA JV Lacrosse vs. LaPorte

On May 12th, the CMA JV Lacrosse team hosted LaPorte High School for an evening game played on Oliver Field at Culver Academies. As expected with Culver’s Lacrosse teams, the JV team dominated the game and easily won 8 to 0.

I’ve posted some photos here. Other photos are located at:


CGA JV Lacrosse Photos: Culver Academy vs. Park Tudor

The undeated Culver Academy Girls JV Lacrosse team played Park Tudor High School, which is the school that I would have attended had I not chosen Culver 28 years ago. The girls are still undefeated with an easy win and score of 12-to-2. The girls played exceptionally well and they have a coach who has developed the team. (Several of the girls had never played lacrosse before Culver.)

To the parents and kids, let me apologize. I started watching the game without a jacket on. With the wind, it was too cold for me. The only jacket that I had in the car was my embroidered CulverPhotos.com jacket, which is bright red, not the right color when shooting a game against Park Tudor. In my defense, I only have one embroidered jacket. When I had it made, I wanted  a bright color that wouldn’t offend Culver Aacdemy supporters or Culver Communuity High School fans when I shot games where the two schools played one another. With that in mind, I chose red. In hindsight, I probably should have gotten a red jacket, an orange jacket, and a maroon jacket. Sorry if it looked like I was supporting your opponent.

I’ve posted my favorite photos here. Many more photos are posted at:


Indiana Lacrosse Photos: Culver Academy Varsity vs. South Bend St. Joseph

Friday night, the Culver Academies Varsity Lacrosse team hosted South Bend St. Joseph’s Lacrosse team for an evening game played on Oliver Field overlooking Lake Maxinkuckee. The weather was nice and the lighting was good for getting some great action photos. With the sun starting to set, I managed to get some cool colors and neat shadows. As expected, the CMA Eagle played well, easily winning 12-to-2.

Before the game started, Culver honored their Seniors with Senior Ceremony, which is now a tradition with all of the sports.

I’ve posted some of my favorite photos here. There are several other photos and photos from the Senior Ceremony located at:


Culver Lacrosse Photos: CGA JV and Varsity vs. Carmel High School

Last weekend, the sun was shining for a change as I shot my first lacrosse games of the season. The JV and Varsity teams of CGA hosted Carmel High School for back to back games Saturday afternoon. You can’t tell from the photos, but the field was a soggy mess from all of the rain that we’ve had.

The Culver girl’s JV team played an exceptional game, easily winning with a score of 11-to-2. The CGA Varsity team really struggled throughout their game and did not play up to their potential. They did have a great rally late in the game, but it was too little, too late. I’ve posted my favorite from both games here. Other photos are located at:

CGA JV Lacrosse vs. Carmel High School- http://www.culverphotos.com/4_23_11_cgajvlacrosse

CGA Varsity Lacrosse vs. Carmel High School- http://www.culverphotos.com/4_23_11_cgavlacrosse

Culver Academy Lacrosse Photos: CMA Varsity Lacrosse vs. Bishop Leurs

Yesterday, the second lacrosse game was played between the the varsity teams of Bishop Leurs High School and Culver Academy on Culver’s Oliver Field. The CMA varsity went much like the JV game played out earlier in the evening. The Bishop Leurs didn’t play badly. Culver Lacrosse has reached a level that few Midwest teams can compete with. Due to fading light, and the fact that I was only able to get shots of a few players because all of the action was near the other team’s goal, I left at the half. The score was 11 to 0 when I left. I’ve posted some photos here. More are loacted at http://www.culverphotos.com/5_5_10_varsity_lacrosse.


Culver Academy Lacrosse Photos: CMA JV Lacrosse vs. Bishop Leurs

This afternoon, the weather cleared up and the CMA Eagles hosted two lacrosse games with their JV and Varsity teams against Bishop Leurs High School. I got to only watch the second half of the game, as the rugby match I also shot this afternoon, started late. The JV lacrosse game was a little one sided with the majority of the action being at the opposing team’s goal. As a photographer, I missed half of the team during the game because Culver’s offense kept the game at the opposing team’s goal. If the lacrosse teams keep playing this well, I’m never going to get any photos of their defense doing anything more than standing around waiting for the ball that never comes their way. :) Please know that I’m not belittling Bishop Leurs. They probably do well against other schools. Culver’s lacrosse program is just that amazing here among Midwestern schools.

I’ve posted some photos here. Others can be found at http://www.culverphotos.com/5_5_10_jv_lacrosse.


Culver Academy Lacrosse Photos: CGA Varsity Lacrosse vs. Grosse Pointe

This afternoon, to wind up the Culver Academy Lacrosse Tournament, the CGA Varsity Lacrosse Team played against Grosse Pointe in a scrimmage game. Due to IHSAA regulations, the teams could not keep score because of the number of games that each team had played this week. The weather was great, and both teams appeared to be evenly matched. Not knowing the score, I’m not sure which team played better. Regardless, I think that the score would have been close.

I’ve posted some photos here. Others can be found at http://www.culverphotos.com/p905552642.


Culver Academy Lacrosse Photos: CGA Varsity Lacrosse vs. Barrington

This evening, as part of a lacrosse tournament on Culver Academy’s campus, the CGA Varsity Lacrosse team played Barrington. The game started at around 7:30 so most of it was played under stadium lighting in dusk and early darkfall, which limited the quality of shots.

Barrington played well and took an early lead that was held for the first half of the game. In the second half, Culver came back to win the game with a final score of 6 to 4. It was a great game that was exicting and fun to watch. Both teams should be proud, as the win could have gone in either direction.

I’ve posted some photos here. More photos are located at http://www.culverphotos.com/p556949779.


Culver Academy Lacrosse Photos: CMA Varsity vs. New Trier

This afternoon, I traveled to the campus of Notre Dame to follow Culver’s Varsity Lacrosse team as they played the Illinois State Champion team of New Trier. Did I say State Champions? I’m sorry. I should have said- the Illinois State Champions for the past 5 years! To say that this team is good is an understatement. They are a great team. Mix the intensity of the game with the surroundings, and it was a great game. (The game was played in Notre Dame’s Arlotta Stadium, which is truly a beautiful lacrosse facilty.)

New Trier did win the game with a final score of 10 to 5 after leading the entire game. I, however, do not feel that that final score is truly reflective of Culver’s abilities. In the third period, Culver overcame a several point deficit to bring the score within a point. Had Culver played that way the whole game, they could have won this one. I’d love to see these two teams meet again.

I’ve posted some photos here. There are others at www.culverphotos.com at http://www.culverphotos.com/p1063350499.


Culver Academy Lacrosse Photos: CMA JV Lacrosse vs. Homestead

This afternoon, the CMA JV Lacrosse team hosted a game against Homestead on Culver’s lacrosse field that overlooks Lake Maxinkuckee. The weather was beautiful and because there was no wind, Culver’s crew teams could be seen practicing in the background.

Culver’s JV Lacrosse team proved to be a more seasoned team than Homestead’s team. Unfortunately for both teams, the game was one-sided. Culver’s offense and Homestead’s defense had 95% of the game’s action. I think that against other High School teams, Homestead probably would have performed ok. In recent years though, Culver’s Lacrosse program has proven to be a powerhouse with their JV and Varsity programs. I’ve posted a handful of pictures here. There are more posted at culverphotos.com at http://www.culverphotos.com/p601903057.