Author Archive | Gaudet

NCAA Lacrosse Considering Instant Replay

4 - Published September 14, 2009 by in College

On September 3rd, the NCAA announced its intention to experiment with instant replay during televised lacrosse games in the spring of 2010. Is the game of lacrosse conducive to this kind of technology?

Show Us Your Battle Scar

6 - Published September 3, 2009 by in Pro Lacrosse

We all know that lacrosse is hardcore but Lacrosse All Stars wants to see your photographic evidence of bad-assery. Gaudet has some photos to get us started so get ready and Show Us Your Battle Scar, Lax Nation!

Recruiting Officials: A Shakespearean Tragedy?

5 - Published August 18, 2009 by in Grow The Game

It almost feels like a Shakespearian tragedy. If you do your job well, nobody even realizes you were there. Officials generally don’t become well known around a league unless they make a call egregious enough to burn their image into a player or coach’s mind. The pay can be minimal and the glory hard to come by. So how do we entice more qualified individuals to sign up?

Al Jazeera Reports On Lacrosse?

1 - Published August 11, 2009 by in International, The Life

I’m not quite sure what spurred this Al Jazeera (English) story on the state of lacrosse in America, but they did a pretty fantastic job of summing up where lacrosse fits within the greater context of American sports.

Lax’n South Of The Border

3 - Published August 7, 2009 by in International

While lacrosse might not be the first thing many of us think of when someone mentions Mexico, Iliad Rodriguez is trying to change that. The coach of the young Mexican national team has been working hard attempting to organize a legitimate ILF World Games contender.

Denver’s First Family

4 - Published August 4, 2009 by in College

The University of Denver might have scored the biggest coaching hire of the off-season when they signed Bill Tierney as their new head coach earlier this summer, but little did they know they were subscribing to the family package.  This Friday the Pioneers added Bill’s son, celebrated goalier Trevor, to their staff. It was a […]

Ah Yes, The Ol’ Turn The Ball Into A Flaming Dragon Trick

0 - Published July 22, 2009 by in Club

I have no idea what the context of these scenes are, but judging by the end credits I’m ready to give this Japanese flick a number of academy awards.  Turning the ball in to bugs bunny on his way to Albuquerque?  A between the legs flying Gait? Jumping out of a freaking helicopter?  This begs the question, how on earth did we beat Japan in the IFWLA?

Summer Tournament Series: Lake Tahoe

0 - Published July 15, 2009 by in Club

The culture of lacrosse is almost as unique as the sport itself.  Most people involved don’t simply play the game, but embrace it as a way of life.  For instance, many post collegiate men’s tournaments feel more like a festival than a competition, where opponents on the field easily slip in to the role of best friends at a BBQ after the game.  Nowhere have I seen this illustrated more completely than at the annual Lake Tahoe Tournament.

West Coast Starz Crack National Rankings

0 - Published July 8, 2009 by in High School

Comparing talent from different regions of the country is tricky business.  However, if you’re an East Coaster looking to assert your area’s dominance you need not look further than the national U-19 tournament scene.  Historically when the best from the east are pitted against the best of the west, the east generally comes out on top.

He’s Just Saying What We’re All Thinking…

0 - Published July 3, 2009 by in The Life

Box lacrosse players have to be some of the toughest S.O.B.’s in sports.  I’ve had the opportunity to watch a few games live and after seeing the abuse those guys take from each other, I’ll stick to the field game thank you.  That said, we’ve all probably had the same thoughts as these SportsCenter anchors at least once.

The Art Behind the Broadcast

0 - Published July 1, 2009 by in Pro Lacrosse

I’ve often been a critic of the production quality offered by ESPN during their MLL coverage.  Past blunders such as the cameraman losing the ball, or the booth cutting to a close up of the sideline while a goal is being scored, have left me more than a little frustrated at times.