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FYLF Goalie School
by Pete Dunne posted 07/09/2020

FLORIDA YOUTH LACROSSE FOUNDATION
GOALIE SCHOOL

January 9th, 2021
Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton, FL
REGISTRATION    8:15am-9:15am
SCHOOL HOURS   9:15am-5:00pm

Player Participation Fee $95 (coaches are free)

 2020 BROCHURE CLICK HERE

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Welcome Allie Modica!
posted 07/01/2020


New FYLF Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Allie Modica

 

Modica Added to Boost Foundation Marketing 


Allie Modica, a local product, comes to the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation after a strong playing career and sports marketing experience in both collegiate and professional sports.

 

A familiar face to the local South Florida lacrosse scene, Modica was a four time FHSAA girls lacrosse state champion hailing from the powerhouse of Vero Beach High School. She began her collegiate lacrosse career at the University of Connecticut before returning to the sunshine state to play at the Florida Institute of Technology (2014-2017). In her three years as a Panther, Modica was a three-time Division II All-South Region selection and two-time NCAA All American. 

 

In 2016, while still a student, Modica interned with the Major League Lacrosse franchise, the Florida Launch, out of Boca Raton. As the professional team’s social media and content creator, Modica got hands-on experience working in a variety of areas including marketing, operations, merchandise, journalism and public relations. Modica stayed in the Boca area to pursue an MBA from FAU and was promoted within the Launch organization to Social Media and PR Specialist in 2018. Her time with the team saw the explosion of the team’s YouTube, Instagram and Twitter pages, all of which she organized and ran. 

 

Allie’s passion for lacrosse pushed her into the collegiate coaching world in late 2018 when she began working with the Division II Saint Leo University women’s lacrosse program as the offensive coordinator. In two years with the team, Modica has taken over the attackers, midfielders and draw specialists to help develop the team from unranked in 2017, to a top 15 contender by season’s end in 2020, as released by the IWLCA poll. 

 

Working with the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation Board, Allie will serve as an Advisory Board Member and Marketing/Communications Coordinator for the organization. Modica’s role will primarily include social and digital promotion of Foundation events, and community as well as public relations.

 
 

 

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Eileen Pliske Joins FYLF Board
by Allie Modica posted 06/15/2020


Eileen Pliske (second from left), Pine Crest Head Coach

Legendary Area Girls Lacrosse Coach Named First Female Director on Board

 

A consistent staple in the South Florida girls lacrosse coaching world for over 20 years, Eileen Cleary Pliske has been named to the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation’s Board of Directors, making her the first female to hold this role for the Boca Raton non-profit organization. Pliske is currently the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Pine Crest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale, a program she has led since 2006. She was officially welcomed as a Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation Board Member in late 2019. 

 

Pliske began her lacrosse playing career in Freeport, NY, and was named a US Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American before bringing her talents to Loyola College in Baltimore as a member of the collegiate women’s lacrosse program. It was in Baltimore at Mercy High School, Pliske first got her start coaching as an assistant in 1992. A few years later, the New York native moved south and entered the South Florida coaching world, first in Coral Springs, then at North Broward Prep before finding her current position at Pine Crest. 

 

Under her guidance and leadership, the Pine Crest lacrosse program totally transformed in just five seasons. In her first year at the helm, Pine Crest was District Champions for the first time in school history. This would not be a rare occurrence in the Pliske-era, the Panthers went on to win District titles for the next 12 out of 13 seasons (2006-2012, 2014-2019), including two regional championships. 

 

Pliske’s personal accolades prove her South Florida dominance. She’s been honored as the Sun Sentinel Coach of the Year twice, Miami Herald Coach of the Year four times and US Lacrosse South Florida Chapter Coach of the Year once during her time with the Coral Springs Tomahawks in 2003 and three consecutive times with the Pine Crest program. Her most recent accolade from the Miami Herald came after this past 2019 season, demonstrating her continued success in the sport.

 

Pliske’s efforts and career were most largely acknowledged in 2011 when she was inducted in the US Lacrosse South Florida Chapter Hall of Fame. She joins 13 other members on the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation Board and her connections with girls and women’s programs will be a key asset to the Foundation’s efforts locally and statewide. 

 
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