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Souhegan Valley Lacrosse, Inc.(SVL) is proud to announce it has formally taken over the business operations of the Rusty Bones Lacrosse Club of New Hampshire.
“This is a real feather in our cap as we look to build a hub for the fastest game on two feet in the Souhegan Valley.” says Erich Herbert, President of SVL. ”We were looking to develop a strong seniors (adult) lacrosse program within the Olde New England Lacrosse League (ONELL). Bringing the Rusty Bones organization into our family has provided us a fantastic opportunity we are grateful and look forward to building on a strong foundation.”
Scott McKenzie, founder of the Rusty Bone Lacrosse Club said “We are pleased to become part of an organization that is focused on success and track record of play-off competitive teams. The Bones are excited to bring a storied history as the oldest lacrosse club and original six member of the ONELL to the Souhegan Valley.”
Herbert says “We’re really excited to be working with the Hampshire Dome to bring our home games to a fantastic local indoor facility. We hope our youth players and their parents will come cheer us on as we take on some of the top talent in the region this summer.”
On a warm Saturday afternoon (5/31/15), a revitialized Bones team took to the field to take on the Grey Wolves.
It was a fantastic game. The Bones shook off the rust and came out strong to take an early lead. Despite the wolves battling back late to tie up the game; the Bones pulled out a 5-4 win.
The game was punctuated by solid possession by the attack, great transition play by middies and up tempto high pressure defense. Everyone swarmed and controlled ground balls. Middies and attacks created offensive zone turn-overs. Great passing and motion shredded the wolf pack defense.
A great new addition, Coach Todd, kept the Bones fresh and focused through-out the game.
Post game adult beverages and laughs, punctuated the win !
If you are interested in joining the Rusty Bones please contact:
Christian O'Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Fagan at email@example.com.
We are a competitive team playing in the Olde New England Lacrosse League (O.N.E.L.L.).
We welcome all lacrosse players, please tell us a bit about yourself when inquring.
The idea of Rusty Bones Lacrosse was born in the summer of 2002 when one of the original founders who just turned 45 started playing lacrosse after a 13-year hiatus. As he played it occurred to him, "why isn't there a team or league for older players?" This idea was shared with other older men who were interested in getting back to the game they enjoy. The team was founded in the late winter of 2003 by a group of men who wanted to build a team that consists of older players (the average age of our players is 43) who pride themselves on helping others in various capacities in their community and who still had a burning desire to play the game. The original idea of Rusty Bones is centered on the principle, "the strength of one's character is a reflection of the caliber of people you associate yourself with."
Our name, "Rusty Bones" is an amalgamation of "being rusty" (we don't play as good as we once did) and "old bones" (another expression for being "over-the-hill"). Our registered trademark, the skull and crossed sticks (referred to as "Warcharger") was created by the founder when he was vacationing in the Caribbean and was inspired by a flag bearing the "Jolly Roger" while pondering the name Rusty Bones.
With this having been said, Rusty Bones has gradually become an admired institution of older men playing, winning, losing and working together as a team.
Rusty Bones is a member of the rapidly growing Olde New England Lacrosse League (ONELL), established in 2004, it is an association of like-minded over-30 and Over-40 Men's teams who represent various communities throughout New England.
On January 29, 2014, the Rusty Bones Lacrosse Club joined Souhegan Valley Lacrosse, Inc. to build for the future and to align with an organization that is focused on success at every level. This is a new day and new dawn for the Bones as we build and grow!
June 2015, The Warcharger logo was updated to reflect the commitment to respect those that came before us while providing the team with a new look and feel. The imposing skull reflects the warrior spirit which is inherent in the game of lacrosse. The crossed lacrosse sticks represent that two teams must honor the sport by playing against eachother. The combined imposing skull and crossed lacrosse sticks also pays our respect to the founders of the Rusty Bones organization and is an attempt to stay true to their vision of the team.