Talking Pockets is back with another MCLA interview. This time, we talk pockets with Sonoma State sophomore Michael Tomita, who strung up a then-brand new Lakota U head at the beginning of the summer.
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The NFL season started last week with the Denver Broncos hosting the defending champs, the Baltimore Ravens. Now how does this relate to lacrosse? Well, the Broncos share their home stadium with Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws.
Someone recently posed this question to me: Are there national lacrosse brands? This question was asked in reference to club programs, specifically high school club teams, rather than to “brands” in the sense of gear manufacturers. So, are there “national lacrosse brands,” and if so, are they better than local club teams?
This week’s photo is from our own Mark Donahue! Over Labor Day weekend, Mark spent some time in Yellowstone with his family. See what he had to say about the trip!
This week’s spotting comes via the tip line from reader Sergey Baklykov, who spotted this boy holding a lacrosse stick in the TV show NCIS. The spotting is of the 200th episode of the show NCIS, which occurred on the Episode 14 of Season 9. The show is now on its 11th season.
An interesting question has popped up in the Forums, although the post itself doesn’t pose the same question as the title of the post. The title of the post is “How do you know when you need new mesh?”
Team USA tryouts were last weekend, and after the long few days of competition, it seems that some of the guys got together to kick back and relax…at a Canadian’s place.
US Lacrosse announced today the 52-man roster for the US Men’s National team that will compete in the World Championships next summer in Denver. Originally slated to have 46 players, this first cut keeps 10 attackmen, 13 midfielders, 14 long poles, 7 short-stick defensive midfielders, 4 goalies, and 4 face-off men. The final 23-man roster will be announced after various fall and winter events.
Brine has responded to the criticisms I, and others, have put forth about their new mobile game, Hotshot, in the best possible way: with an update designed specifically to address those criticisms. I’ve spent a week playing the new update, and am ready to re-review the game.
Boston Cannons defenseman and Loyola graduate, P.T. Ricci, stops by to share his story, and how he got on the road to Major League Lacrosse.
A little bit of go Connor dropped a blind item about a field goalie trying his hand at box lacrosse. Last Friday, we revealed who the mystery man was, and even showed off a video of him playing against some kids. There are a lot of great moments in that video, including this one captured here.
Earlier this month reader Carlos Cruz-Perez hit up the tipline with this spotting from Nicelodeon TV show Sam & Cat. Unfortunately the YouTube video he sent us was taken down, but I was able to grab a screenshot before that happened.
Picking the US Men’s National team is a difficult task, and one that I don’t pretend to have all the answers to. Remember, this isn’t about building an All-Star “Team” – this is about putting together a TEAM. Team USA. So without further ado, my prediction for the USAMLAX roster.
The Summer is winding down. It’s sad, but it also means Fall Ball is right around the corner and before we know it the Spring, and lacrosse season, will be here again. Before Summer is completely in the rearview mirror, we want to see your best summer photos.
For our first entry in our expanded Talking Pockets series, we’re bringing you another player interview, this time from the MCLA ranks. A few weeks ago, Sam May, sophomore middie at UCLA, took some time to talk about his newly strung pocket at Bruins Lax Summer Camp.
Since it was just MLL Championship Weekend, and my favorite team, the Chesapeake Bayhawks, were crowned champs for the second consecutive season and fifth overall (some would call that a dynasty), I’m allowing two tweets for this week’s Tweet of the Week. And what do they teach us? No one passes like the Hawks, and heroes are remembered, but old man legends never die.
Bonus spotting! We’re bringing you a second spotting today because our own Connor Wilson found this awesome clip from the AMC television show Hell on Wheels. The show, described on its website as a depiction of “the traveling town known as Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad,” find its protagonist in a game of “stick ball” with Native Americans in this episode from season three.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks just won their second consectutive Major League Lacrosse championship, and their league-best fifth overall title. If they don’t deserve photo of the week honors, I don’t know who does. In fact, they get a double dose, first with this gem from Cascade’s Instagram and then this awesome t-shirt design the Hawks created.
A few weeks ago, spotter Ben Halleran shared this Hyundai Equus commercial with us on Facebook. A dad and son can be seen playing catch in their front yard at the 0:16 mark, right when the car drives by and distracts the dazzled dad…
Major League Lacrosse and Smartlink announced today an interactive fan contest in partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation. The contest, entitled “Shot Towards Success,” will allow fans in attendance during Sunday’s title match at MLL Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink a chance to win monetary prizes for both themselves and for HEADstrong.