If you saw a goalie wearing shin guards and flapping shoulder pads, you might not think of the kid as a baller, but if his name is Gareth Haigh, you’d be wrong! Leading Edge 2018′s goalie may rock shin guards and shoulder pads, but his stick skills can NOT be assailed in any way, shape, or form!
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Frederick Douglass Academy, or FDA as their more popularly known, won their first city title in NYC’s “B” Bowl Division this year, and I was there to take it all in live. They played Curtis, a relatively established program from Staten Island, and pulled out a tight victory. It was a watershed moment for Harlem Lacrosse, and hearing from the players themselves only reinforced this fact. Next year, FDA moves up to “A” Division… can they make it two in…
The US Women’s Lacrosse Team has claimed it seventh world title with a 19-5 win over Canada in the finals of the tournament, which has held in Oshawa, Ontario. The US was up 14-2 at the half and cruised to victory in the second, still outscoring their opponents 5-3. This is the ninth international tournament, and the ninth finals appearance the US women have made.
Are these 15 year old Canadian box lacrosse players better than you? I’m pretty sure they are better than me! This is the Coquitlam Adanacs (British Columbia) Midget A1 team, which currently sits at 19-0-1, with 158 goals for, and 56 goals against.
Much ado was made by many in the lacrosse world concerning the return of Casey Powell to Major League Lacrosse last night, and for good reason. The 37 year old superstar has been a force in pro lacrosse (both indoor and outdoor) for years, and Casey showed no signs of slowing down in his 2013 MLL debut, and return to the league, after a brief retirement.
Over on Adrenaline’s website, it has been announced that both Rhamel and Shamel Bratton will be switching teams this weekend. Instead of donning the blue and white of Team STX, they will now be wearing the neon green and grey of Maverik United. To offset this loss of personnel, Davey Emala is being brought in by the boys in blue.
As we follow the New Jersey Riot 2016 team, and update you on their first hand experiences at camps, tournaments, and other events in the club lacrosse scene, we will also introduce you to some of their players via interviews. We want to know how potential college players think nowadays, and there is no better way to get informed than by talking to the players of today!
After many hours of exporting, and then uploading, and then processing, the 43 minute 43 second multiple string traditional tutorial is up and live. It’s in-depth, and there are helpful tips smattered throughout.
Stylin Strings sent over an LAS-themed mini stick, complete with a pita pocket, and I love that mini sticks are getting the traditional love.
Joe Walters scored a behind the back goal off a behind the back feed from Jordan MacIntosh. It’s an All-Star highlight, and exactly what one would expect from some of the world’s best.
Through CityLax, the volunteer coaches and players of NYC have created something truly special in Rooftop Lacrosse. They have given birth to a very real thing, that will live on for years. Rooftop was started on a whim, when an opportunity presented itself, and it has grown into something much bigger. What will you give birth to this Summer?
Saxon Kincy played lacrosse for Colorado in 2008 and 2009 (at least that’s what his MCLA.us profile says), and now he’s trying to make it big in the music biz. Saxon’s music is catchy, intelligent, and could do just that.
Ward Melville won the 2013 Class A New York State Championship this year over West Genessee, 16-4, at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, NY. New York is one of the best high school lacrosse states year in and year out, and these are two of the biggest, and most established programs going at it.
Whitney Thayer works for CityLax, in New York City, and played her collegiate lacrosse at Williams College, in Massachusetts, but a big part of her heart remains out in Colorado, where the Vail Shootout is held annually. Whitney made it out to Vail this year, and has some wonderful and stirring thoughts on this legendary Summer field tournament!
Prior to Major League Lacrosse’s All Star Game in Charlotte, a bunch of MLL players went to a local Moe’s Southwest Grill, the title sponsor for the event, to mingle with fans, and try their luck at making, and rolling up, burritos.
Sawyer dropped a 113 MPH bomb on his first try, and then edged the mark up by 1 mile per hour, hitting 114 on his second attempt. You could FEEL the power through the TV. It was crazy.
This pocket is perfect for CW, and it is now his go-to style of stringing sticks. He used to use a V or U shooter, but since that’s no longer legal in college, CW had pretty much taken it out of how he strings sticks. Here is Connor Wilson’s perfect mesh lacrosse pocket stringing tutorial.
The Summer of 2013 has been a special one for Israel Lacrosse so far, and with a number of events still to come, it’s high time the lacrosse world got to know one of its newer members a little more intimately. Israel Lacrosse was born in 2010, but 2013 is the year where it is taking its first BIG steps!
The Revised Edition of the America’s First Sport documentary has been released on YouTube, and if you didn’t watch it the first time around, you should DEFINITELY check it out now. It’s an hour well spent!
Rob Pannell, Max Seibald, and Joe Vitale put on a shooting demonstration earlier this Summer at a New York City Doc’s NYC/Maximum Lacrosse Camp, and we got some great video of these guys ripping rope.