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Orange County Product Cranston Powers Colorado through Semis

- Published May 16, 2014 by in College, MCLA

Orange County has played host to many players returning home for the 2014 MCLA National Championships, but none have had bigger games than Colorado’s Jack Cranston. Cranston, from nearby Santa Margarita, Calif., led his No. 2 Buffs team to a 12-10 victory over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals to earn a shot at the MCLA Division I championship on Saturday.

Lakers Avenge Loss in Semis, Hope for Same Versus St. John’s in Finals

- Published May 16, 2014 by in College, MCLA

Before an 11 game win streak that took Grand Valley State into the MCLA national tournament as the top seed, the Lakers started the 2014 season with two losses – first to St. John’s and then against St. Thomas. Yesterday GVSU avenged the St. Thomas loss with a 10-5 semifinal win, and Saturday they will have a chance to gain another rematch victory in the championship game against No. 2 St. John’s.

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Tweet of the Week: SoCal Living at the 2014 MCLA Tourney

0 - Published May 15, 2014 by in MCLA

The MCLA national tournament has been going on this week in Orange County, CA and although it just happens to be the hottest week of the entire year, it’s still SoCal, and the beach is right around the corner. The Montana State team, who gave No. 1 Grand Valley State a tough game in the opening round of Division II play, enjoyed some beach time on Tuesday. WARNING: Beautiful beach lacrosse photo ahead.

West Proves Dominance in Division I Final Four, Midwest in Division II

0 - Published May 14, 2014 by in MCLA

After two days of opening round MCLA national tournament action at UC Irvine, four teams remain in each division. The Division I Final Four will be an all Western affair with top seeds No. 1 Arizona State and No. 2 Colorado advancing along with No. 4 Chapman and No. 6 UC Santa Barbara. In Division II, the top four seeds – No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 St. John’s, No. 3 Dayton, and No. 4 St. Thomas – all advanced, and all come from the Midwest.

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Tweet of the Week: Lyle Thompson Is Lacrosse’s “One Percent”

0 - Published May 8, 2014 by in NCAA

Lyle Thompson is about to add to the new single-season points record in college lacrosse this weekend, and his brother Miles is only a few points behind him. Of course cousin Ty is a shooter on his own, and the Thompson Trio take on Loyola in round one of the NCAA playoffs this weekend. Read on to see what MLL Rookie of the Year Matt Gibson had to say about Lyle’s huge point total!

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LAS Member of the Week & Weekly Leader!

0 - Published May 3, 2014 by in Community

Member of the Week and Weekly Leader are back! Make sure to look for these LAS Community shout outs in their new place on the main site from now on. So without further ado…it’s time to announce this week’s Member of the Week and Weekly Leader!

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Tweet of the Week: Snapchats with Junior

0 - Published April 24, 2014 by in National Lacrosse League

John Grant Junior recently hit a huge NLL milestone: 600 career goals. Junior is only the third player to hit this mark, joining John Tavares and Gary Gait in the 600 club. A lot of well-deserved congratulations went out to the Mammoth star, but none funnier than this from face-off man Jerry Ragonese:

Lax Arcade lacrosse video game by Crosse Studios

Game Review: Lacrosse Arcade 2014

0 - Published April 23, 2014 by in Featured, Technology

Crosse Studios is back with another lacrosse video game! This time it’s Lacrosse Arcade 2014, a mobile game available both in the Google Play store for Android devices and the iTunes store for iOS devices. I’ve been playing the game the last few weeks on both iPhone and iPad, and now I’m giving you a look into the newest lacrosse video game.

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.