Portland High School has named Mike DiFusco as its new boys’ lacrosse coach. DiFusco replaces Eric Begonia, who stepped down at the end of last season. DiFusco was a standout player at Cape Elizabeth High School, a two-time All-American, a member of the 2006 NJCAA national championship team at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y., and previously served as a Bulldogs assistant.
“Mike has been a coach in our system for several years and he has worked hard to prepare himself for the challenges that he will face as a varsity coach,” said Portland athletic director Mike Connolly. “He will be a strong influence on the program, given his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game.”
207Lacrosse will host the second annual Halloween Havoc, a free catered lacrosse extravaganza with multiple fields and a DJ, Sunday, Oct. 28, at Deering High School. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. There will also be three winter sessions, the first in November-December, the second in January-February and the third in March-April. Sundays features’ K-6 skills at drills at 3 p.m., boys’ K-6 games at 4 p.m. and boys’ high school elite league from 5 to p.m. On Mondays, girls’ K-6 game time and skills is at 5 p.m. and the high school elite league runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 5 p.m., boys’ grade 7-8 next level advanced skills program is offered. A grade 7-8 elite league for boys’ runs from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, boys’ K-6 skills and drills runs at 5p.m., boys’ K-6 game time is held at 6 p.m. and men’s pick-up lacrosse ($10) is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, the girls’ 7-8 league runs from 6 to 8 p.m. FMI, 841-2453 or 207Lacrosse.com.
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team, under the direction of coach Mike McDevitt, will conduct a shooting clinic for girls in grades 3-9 Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the clinic. FMI, 893-6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.