Author Archive | Craven

Say Hello To A New Writer: W1LDF1RE Come On Down!

0 - Published June 15, 2009 by in Gear

Hello World! This is my first post on and I am fired up about it. This site has been ragin’ for almost a year now and is beginning to draw some serious attention from the lacrosse world. I’m going to be ranting about all kinds of topics, hopefully centered around lacrosse, but to begin I’d like to talk about how I became acquainted with the greatest team sport known to man.

We Just Got Struck By Blogs With Balls

1 - Published June 14, 2009 by in Site News

Yesterday, your intrepid LacrosseAllStars Co-Founders found themselves in a dark basement filled with a bunch of generally white guys between the ages of 20 and 40. Was it an AA meeting? Not this time…and our underground fight club meets on Thursday nights so that could only mean one thing…

Humiliating A 5 Year Old Has Never Been More Satisfying

0 - Published June 11, 2009 by in Youth

WGN-TV Reporter Pat Tomasulo thinks kids these days are soft and to prove it he’s going to lay down the law.  Oh, who cares if the child’s mother gets upset? Pat Tomasulo doesn’t feel your human emotions.  He’s a warrior sent back in time to teach the world how men should act… one sobbing pre-schooler old at a time.

Coach’s Book of Frustrations – Chapter 3

0 - Published June 11, 2009 by in High School

The coverage of lacrosse on ESPN and ESPN 2 is so minuscule that people still ask “what sport is that?” when they see highlights. I would like to see Sportscenter regularly highlight all top 20 D1 games, expand lacrosse knowledge and help it become a mainstream sport.

Head Coach Flip Naumburg Steps Down At Colorado State

0 - Published June 10, 2009 by in College, MCLA

Bill Tierney, Jason Lamb, and now Flip Naumberg.  The coaching carousel is in full motion right now in LaxNation. The long time CSU coach announced on his always entertaining “Flip’s Journal” Blog that he is stepping down as head lacrosse coach of the Rams. 

GET JACKED! With Strength Coach Scott Umberger

1 - Published June 10, 2009 by in Training

This Week’s GET JACKED! - Scott is back with a workout article perfect for staying in shape over the summer.  If you can’t always make it to the gym, you’re going to need a simple, effective way to stay in peak condition.  Welcome to Kettleball Workouts 101 with your video professor Scott Umberger.

Special Podcast With Chris Meade Of

0 - Published June 8, 2009 by in College, High School

If you are a high school lacrosse player or parent then this is the podcast for you. Chris Meade, CEO of, stopped by our HQ for a lively discussion of the recruiting process and how to get your name in front of college coaches.

LacrosseAllStars In June Issue Of Lacrosse Magazine

0 - Published June 4, 2009 by in Site News

You heard right LaxNation, gets a shout out in this months issue of Lacrosse Magazine (a publication of US Lacrosse).  Look for us under the ‘Quote Of The Week’ section.

Coach’s Book of Frustrations – Chapter 2

0 - Published May 30, 2009 by in High School

“Coach that is your first and final warning,” This phrase has become commonplace at most sporting events across the United States. The frequency of statements like this from officials isn’t from ill tempered coaches; but from lack of game knowledge, experience, and maturity it takes to correctly officiate a sporting event.

Nicky Polanco Will Crush Your Bones To Make His Bread

0 - Published May 29, 2009 by in Pro Lacrosse

Our Strength Coach, Scott Umberger, has talked about Nicky Polanco and his intense workout regimen in past columns.  Long story short: Polanco is one bad mamma jamma and the fiercest player in the MLL. This video proves it…

Snow-pocalypse Now & Why Lacrosse Is Best In Spring

0 - Published May 29, 2009 by in The Life

Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.”  The game of lacrosse might as well steal this motto from the Postal service because, unlike baseball, lacrosse games are played during every kind of weather (minus lightning of course).

Baseball Players Dance, Soccer Players FAIL

0 - Published May 28, 2009 by in The Life

Add this video to the list of things you would never see on a lacrosse field.  I’m not sure which is worse: this flopping travesty or the video of baseball players doing the macarana.  Other sports should be ashamed of themselves. Tsk Tsk.

D1 Championship: Syracuse Vs Cornell At 1pm EST

0 - Published May 25, 2009 by in College

The Big Red steamrolled #1 Virginia 15-6‘Cuse dominated Duke 17-7After a wild weekend of lacrosse action we’re down to the final game.  If you missed our earlier coverage then check out the LaxAllStars twitter feed for LIVE updates from Cvas at Gillette Stadium.  Who will take gome the hardware today? Can the Big Red continue its improbable march to a national championship? Lets get it on and find out.

LAS Exclusive: Championship Weekend Coverage

0 - Published May 23, 2009 by in College

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and that can mean only one thing…the biggest lacrosse weekend of them all has finally arrived.  Who’s going to take home the hardware at Gillette Stadium? Cvas is at the event and is going give you the inside scoop with live tweets.

Gripe and Hope for the Future of Lax

0 - Published May 21, 2009 by in High School

(Editor’s note: The following article was written by new LAS contributor TreeInTheMirror.  In his first post, Tree talks about being a head coach in a highschool where lacrosse is still finding its place)
Practice started at 6:45 PM and as the clock approached 7:05 one of my most promising players approached me with a scared look on his face…

Terps Keeper Politely Disagrees With Your Ruling, Kind Sirs

0 - Published May 19, 2009 by in College

In case you missed it during the Syracuse romp over Maryland, Terps Goalie Brian Phipps was so hopping mad after a non-call by the refs that he ripped his ACL in two.  I guess that’s one way to show ‘em, Brian! Swallow sadness…Like A Boss

The Importance of Game Video in Lacrosse Recruiting

0 - Published May 19, 2009 by in High School

(Editors note: This recruiting article was written by Chris Meade, Co-founder of  and our go-to guru of the recruiting process.)

It is this simple: quality game video will be one of the most important resources to get the majority of players recruited.

MCLA D1 Championship ’09 : Michigan vs. Chapman Redux

0 - Published May 16, 2009 by in College

Joenandez is reporting live from Denver,Colorado. Check him out and follow the action in real time.