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.
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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 natural move for the western most Division 1 program. Trevor has been living in the Denver area for a number of years now and has…
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?
Laxpower recently posted the list of this year’s US Lacrosse’s All-American recipients, the highest individual award any high school player can achieve. That said, many of you don’t know how these guys are chosen. Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a high school All-American selection process, and I’ve recapped it in the form of an interview with myself.
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.
The 2009 coaching carousel is still going strong as the University of Montana announced they will be losing the services of head coach Ryan Hanavan. Hanavan took over the Griz Lax program after a number of successful years at the University of Idaho, but has chosen to pursue a career opportunity earned by receiving a Ph.D. in environmental sciences.
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.
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.
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.
Just a few weeks after the controversial release of long time head coach Jason Lamb, Brigham Young University has found a replacement in former assistant coach Matt Schneck. Two new assistant coaches have also been named: Jordan Harris (Defense) and Josh Austin (Offense).
Laxpower recently named their 2009 de facto high school national champion, giving Gilman of Baltimore the honor for a second straight year. The Greyhounds earned the title by putting together a 15-1 record in the brutal Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and defeating Calvert Hall (Laxpower #15) in the state title game.
Sometimes it’s hard enough just dealin with real life
Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics
And show these people what my level of skill’s like..
Step aside fools because Beaver lacrosse has some rhymes coming your way…
While Spring is the officially recognized season of lacrosse, many of us have reached a time in our lives where our early-year participation is limited to coaching or living vicariously through those we watch on the field. So what does a washed up college player (see: the entire LAS staff) living outside of a large metropolitan area (see: Rusty) have to look forward to?
Lacrosse has always been more to me than just a sport. Struggling to find a place as a public school kid at a Catholic High School, lacrosse gave me (amongst hundreds of other things) access to a great group of friends, friends that I’ve stayed close with for years.
I’ve been in a number of heated discussions with baseball players regarding which spring sport is more legitimate (whatever that means), but I think the following video makes that argument obsolete. Baseball players, you have officially lost.
Question: When will lacrosse stop being new? I can’t count the number of times I’ve run in to “Check out the new thing all the kids are doing” style article about the oldest sport in the country.
Hey LaxNation, looking for a the stick trick version of a platonic ideal? Here it is, in the form of Clay Martin out of Ohio University. (Music NSFW)
One of the things that all of us in the lacrosse community seem to take pride in is the growth of the game’s popularity. New high school leagues, obscure college participation in the MCLA, and youth programs that rival optimist football can only mean a higher quality game in the future. That is, of course, if we can find quality coaching.
I’ve always known that some of life’s most valuable lessons could be learned on the athletic field, but I never thought that fiscal responsibility was one of them. Now, thanks to Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, that has changed.
“Club” lacrosse has blown up over the last few years. You would be hard pressed to find someone who is not at least aware of the MCLA’s existance. But what if I told you that there was another large club league. What if I told you that they had over 100 teams and 12 conferences from which they crown a national champion every year. Are you aware of the National College Lacrosse League?