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Garrett Billings of Toronto Rock NLL featured on CNN Humans to Hero

Spotted: Garrett Billings CNN Article

0 - Published April 20, 2014 by in National Lacrosse League

Toronto Rock star Garrett Billings was recently the subject of a CNN.com article in the site’s “Human to Hero” series. According to its website, “Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star.” In Billings’ article and video, he discusses the abundance of lacrosse players on Wall Street, the lessons of playing college lacrosse that translate to the professional world, as well as the growth of the game and a bit about his personal life.

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Tweet of the Week: No More Neon, Grippy Lacrosse Balls for MLL

0 - Published April 17, 2014 by in Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse has seemingly gone away from using the grippy, neon orange balls that they have used in the past. This caused quite a stir on Twitter, especially from the Chesapeake Bayhawk’s head coach Dave Cottle. At first the rumor was that grippy balls picked up too much dirt, making them hard to see on TV. When the discussion turned to the color of the balls being the issue, the best tweet came in the form of Trevor Tierney appealing to Connor Martin.

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Southland Lax Video Explosion

- Published April 17, 2014 by in College, High School, MCLA

Welcome back with another Southland Lax Video Explosion! Over the past few years on the LaxAllStars homepage, the College Lacrosse Video Explosion has become an LAS regular. Putting together some of the best college lacrosse videos on the Internet in one place makes life easier for any lacrosse fan — but why should we stop with just college lacrosse? Check out videos below from all lacrosse the Southland!

Humans of New York Lacrosse Girls on New York City Subway

Spotted: Lacrosse in NYC via Humans of New York

0 - Published April 13, 2014 by in General, The Life

Ever heard of Humans of New York? It’s a really cool photo blog that pairs portraits of people in, you guessed, New York City with quotes and captions about their lives. Recently, Brandon, the photographer behind HONY, posted a photo of some girl lacrosse players in the subway station after one of their games.

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Tweet of the Week: Why Rank 20 Teams?

0 - Published April 10, 2014 by in NCAA

Over the last few weeks Connor has been asking if the D1 lacrosse poll was serious, evaluating where teams are ranked from #1 to #20 and seeing if the voters got it right. But an interesting thought posed by one of our Twitter followers has us thinking: Is 20 the right number to rank?

College Lacrosse Rivalries, MCLA Edition

- Published April 8, 2014 by in College, Featured, MCLA

It’s Rivalry Week here at LaxAllStars, with big NCAA Division I rivalry games between teams such as Maryland and Johns Hopkins as well as Michigan and Ohio State. Connor gave us the rundown on some of the NCAA’s biggest college lacrosse rivalries, and most MCLA rivalry games are still a week or two away, but let’s take a look at some of the MCLA’s best rivalries.

Ralph Lauren Lacrosse Photo

Spotted: Lacrosse at Ralph Lauren Store

0 - Published April 6, 2014 by in The Life

Sometimes you see lacrosse while shopping. That’s what happened to our guy Sergey, who spotted some lacrosse sticks and photographs at a Ralph Lauren Outlet Store in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Tweet of the Week: Thompson Trio Exciting As Mike Powell?

0 - Published April 3, 2014 by in NCAA

The Thompson Trio is certainly well-known in the lacrosse world at this point. But are they the most exciting players since Mike Powell donned #22 at Syracuse? Kyle Harrison seems to think so!

Dude Perfect YouTube Nerf Sports Edition Lacrosse Goalie Stick

Spotted: Dude Perfect’s Nerf Sports Edition

0 - Published March 30, 2014 by in The Life

Ever heard of Dude Perfect? It’s basically a group of five guys doing insanely awesome tricks and stunts, filming these antics, and posting them to YouTube. But maybe antics isn’t the right word, because the tricks Dude Perfect pulls off are extremely impressive, and these five friends have amassed quite a following on following on YouTube – over 2.4 million subscribers to be exact. And hey, they just used a lacrosse goalie stick in one of their recent videos, Nerf Sports Edition.

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Tweet of the Week: “Snow-tre” Dame

0 - Published March 27, 2014 by in NCAA

In honor of me traveling to the East Coast this week and there being snow on the ground when I look outside, here’s an awesome tweet and photo from Notre Dame assistant coach Gerry Byrne from their game against Ohio State.

Dallas Eliuk NLL goalie Philadelphia Wings on The Price Is Right

Spotted: NLL’s Dallas Eliuk on The Price Is Right

0 - Published March 23, 2014 by in National Lacrosse League

Welcome to a Throwback Spotted! We have found some YouTube footage of Dallas Eliuk, an NLL Hall of Fame goalie who played most of his career with the Philadelphia Wings, as a contestant on The Price Is Right, of course hosted by the legendary Barker.

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Tweet of the Week: Athlete First, Face-Off Man Third

0 - Published March 20, 2014 by in College

While Twitter is usually a place for sharing news and links, it can also facilitate great conversations, 140 characters at a time. Such a conversation occurred surrounding one of Connor’s recent Hot Pot articles, which discussed the “Specialization Problem” and proposed a rule to fix it. Faceoff Academy cofounder Jerry Ragonese was part of the conversation, and had this particularly standout tweet.

Drew Barrymore 50 First Dates Hits Adam Sandler with Lacrosse Stick

Spotted: Lacrosse Stick in 50 First Dates Movie

0 - Published March 16, 2014 by in The Life

50 First Dates is a romantic comedy about how Adam Sandler’s character falls in love with Drew Barrymore’s character. The catch is that Barrymore’s character has short-term memory loss, and forgets who Sandler is each morning. Overall, I think it’s just a fun movie to watch, but did you know that Barrymore gets to smack Sandler with a lacrosse stick in the movie?

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Tweet of the Week: Teach It Right by Teaching Dignity

0 - Published March 13, 2014 by in Training

There are a lot of camps and clinics for lacrosse nowadays, not to mention a ton of recruiting camps. If you’re interested in a new event that looks to be a truly elite one, make sure to read Connor’s interview with Adrenaline about their Black Card Showcase and Platinum Cup. But if you just want to know how to teach the game the right way in general, then look no further than the Beast for wisdom:

NBC Parenthood TV Show Lacrosse poster

Spotted: Lacrosse on “Parenthood” TV Show

0 - Published March 9, 2014 by in The Life

Last week we had a spotting from NBC’s Community, and this week we have a spotting from another NBC TV show: Parenthood. Shout out to Claudia with this week’s spotting!