I brought Joe Williams of Throne of String to Prague for the 2014 Ales Hrebesky Memorial for two reasons: 1) he’s an awesome guy, good friend, and greasy box lacrosse player. 2) He makes videos the likes of which I want to someday make, and I knew he’d deliver with an insane Praha Experience video.
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In the spirit of “Is this D1 lacrosse poll serious?”, I’ll be taking a look at the NCAA D1 Lacrosse Tournament teams and asking whether or not they were ranked correctly. Was Duke really deserving of the #1 seed? Should a non-AQ Ivy team really have made it in to the tourney over Hofstra? Let’s take a look and see if this selection group is serious!
Gait Lacrosse took care of us and helped us get over to Prague for the Ales Hrebesky Memorial international box lacrosse tournament, and while the vast majority of my time was spent watching, filming, and playing box lacrosse, I also got out to see Prague for almost a full day. Joe Williams from Throne of String was with me the whole time, taping my silliness, and we put together a quick video showing off a day in the City.
The Loyola vs Johns Hopkins rivalry game can no longer be called the “Charles Street Massacre” by anyone in good conscience… it’s simply the “Battle of Charles Street” now, and this battle for Baltimore dominance is only getting better! We’ve got photos, GIFs, and video from this great college lacrosse rivalry game!
Few people are aware that the Vermont Voyageurs are holding training camp this weekend. Only a few more people even know who the Vermont Voyageurs are, but I’m hoping that this lack of knowledge fades, because these guys represent the future of US box lacrosse.
Albany goes down 4-0 to Stony Brook, and then the Thompsons start scoring and things change quickly. We go from upset alert to straight up battle, with #1 seed Albany eventually winning out. You want behind the back goals? You want awesome dodges and passing? You want a game that goes to OT where the Danes win 17-16 and need a last second goal just to make it to OT?
The notion that the author, Dave McKenna, puts out there is summed up thusly:
There is a new trend amongst private school parents to hold their kids back a grade for sports, especially lacrosse, in the DC metro area. This means rich lacrosse parents are holding their kids back solely for sports. It’s cheating and it’s not fair.
This is incredibly lazy reporting and storytelling.
Welcome back to The JuCo Report! The playoffs are going on for the different NJCAA regions, and we are quickly approaching another final playoff run by a couple of teams… Onondaga is the obvious favorite, and they’re looking super tough, but the JuCo season isn’t over until the fat lady sings, and she’s still just warming up.
The 8-Diamond traditional pocket is a classic. When done right, it creates a sturdy and reliable traditional pocket, and while it takes some time to break in, once it’s ready to go it will be your favorite stick ever. Or not. You’ll never know until you give one a try!
It’s an exciting time for International Lacrosse as we get closer and closer to the FIL World Championships in Denver! Connor Wilson provides an update.
Far too often, the grinders get no respect in the world of sport! To remedy this situation, we’re highlighting the offensive play, the defensive play, and now, the face off play from the 2014 Ales Hrebesky Memorial box lacrosse tournament from the Czech Republic!
This week’s Video Explosion takes things to the next level. Not only is there a ton of NCAA D1 men’s lacrosse video, but there is also analysis, and things to watch for in thee coming days and weeks. It’s playoff time and the NCAA tournament hasn’t even started. It’s the busiest time of the year for college field lacrosse, and we’re all loving it!
Yesterday’s Ales Hrebesky Memorial Super Post focused on the results and featured a ton of offensive action. Today’s post focuses on the other side of the ball, and it’s ALL about defense! Big hits, big saves, great takeaway checks and so much more… this Defensive Highlights video is top notch!
The 2014 Ales Hrebesky Memorial was my third straight, and it surpassed all expectations. By all accounts, it was the best Memorial ever, and after last year’s 20th anniversary tournament, that is certainly saying something.
This is probably my last before I head off to Prague for the 21st annual Ales Hrebesky Memorial box lacrosse tournament, so I’m going to make it a good one. You can expect plenty of content from the 2014 AHM this week and next week, so for now I’ll leave you with a ton of college lacrosse video action, and what these results mean!