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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...