As Captain of the Men’s Lacrosse Team at Oxford I receive emails nearly every week from people who have at some point been involved in the Club. Recently I was contacted by Peter Higgins, who had been the Club Treasurer from 1952-1953, and I asked to meet him in person to talk about the game then and his experiences with lacrosse.
LAS Partner, Maverik Lacrosse, was nice enough to hook me up with a couple of their new Metrik heads to string up and I have to be honest… I’m loving how these heads string up! Whether it’s mesh or leathers, it’s an easy head to string and the Universal face shape is definitely a favorite of mine already.
That was the direct question from the lady on the subway platform of the 4, 5 & 6 trains in Manhattan with my pair of STX Goalmaster sticks resting on my equipment bag. It was 1989. There were only tokens, no MetroCards. Brooklyn wasn’t a “brand”. The Yankees were not known as winners. The Bronx still had a 212 area-code and buying a cup of coffee could get you a fat lip, instead of free Wi-Fi.
After manually counting and checking the votes twice, we have a clear winner for the Show Us Your Wall contest!
Well the coaching void didn’t take long to fill. Yesterday, the Mammoth announced that they fired their coaching roster, all except Dallas Eliuk who was brought on to improve the goaltending before the 2013-14 season. Making the announcement this morning, the Colorado front office named three former Mammoth stars as the replacement coaches to finish the 2014 season: Pat Coyle, Chris Gill and Dan Stroup.
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen!
Please join us in welcoming Larken Kemp to the LAS family! Larken will be writing about Brown University Lacrosse this year with an insider’s perspective… he’s on the team! Alex Jones started the tradition, and now Larken Kemp is picking it up. Welcome to another Spring of Brown State Blogging!
Earlier this we trickled out the quick release videos from teams like UVM, Albany’s Miles Thompson, Delaware, Johns Hopkins, Pace, and others. There was also a great Loyola GIF. Now we get to the rest of this week’s visual entertainment! There is more than enough to go around.
I’ve come to grips with the fact that swag is going to play a part in our greater society, and therefore lacrosse. Sitting in my brick tower I can easily sit back and decry swag, but this time around I’m going to offer up something a little different, and acknowledge that swag is indeed a part of the game now. Come to think of it, it’s been a part of the game for a long, long time, and I’ve been far from immune.