Goalies are incredibly important in lacrosse, and sometimes they just don’t get the love they deserve. As an attackman, I know that I’ve given out a few stingers and shots and rides. As long as it’s not a penalty, that’s just good hard play, but when it’s your own goalie, you need to give him props. In the end, you can’t play without a goalie, he’s your last line defense, and game after game he takes a beating.
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Back in January, lacrosse was spotted on the TV show Community. I’m not quite sure what was happening in the episode, which appears to be “Geothermal Escapism,” the fifth episode of the show’s fifth season. Thanks to reader Jeff for the tip!
Virginia vs. Syracuse is always one of of the games I circle on the calendar every season. The teams are perennial powerhouses in lacrosse, and their matchup is always entertaining. This year the game has more meaning with Syracuse joining the ACC, making it the first conference game between the Cavaliers and the Orange. There’s no other way to describe this one besides epic.
It’s fairly well known that longtime New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is a lacrosse guy. His daughter is the head coach for Wesleyan’s women’s program, and she as well as Bill himself played their college ball at Wesleyan. This week, Peter Baum tweeted a photo of Belichick wearing a Johns Hopkins lacrosse sweatshirt at the NFL Combine.
Of course the big news last week was that Adrenaline and LXM PRO had reached an agreement with Major League Lacrosse. There was a wide range of reactions to this, though the majority of people seem excited about the potential this deal has for impacting the growth of the game. Greg “Beast” Gurenlian, one of MLL’s best face-off men, had this hilarious comment about the MLL and LXM deal, and the possibility of Kyle Harrison’s return to the MLL.
Earlier this week we were tipped off by reader Travis that Keith Olbermann brought up an NLL game during his show on ESPN. A little bit after that, the Rochester Knighthawks posted this photo on Instagram:
With the 2013-2014 LXM PRO season having wrapped up a few weeks ago with a final stop in Los Angeles, the 2014 NCAA lacrosse season now underway, STX becoming an official Major League Lacrosse partner, and now Adrenaline and LXM PRO joining forces with the MLL, I can’t help but wonder who the next LXM star will be.
I’m a firm believer in the fact that Twitter has helped #GrowTheGame of lacrosse. You can interact with fans across the world, you can follow games that you can’t watch on TV or in person, and you can find tons of links to learn and improve your game. Tom Peace of TopLaxRecruits.com agrees.
The women’s lacrosse team at Drew University had the once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the Bruno Mars (and Red Hot Chili Peppers) Super Bowl halftime show last weekend. The team was chosen from an applicant pool along with students from other schools local to MetLife Stadium, where the NFL’s season finale was held.
Some people swear by metal lacrosse shafts, and others prefer composite. Used composite? Which brand of composite shaft is your favorite?
The Team USA 30-man roster was announced last night on The Lacrosse Network, culminating TLN’s “Road to the Rockies” miniseries documentary on the USAMLAX tryout process. And Bull Dodge Lax has a reminder for us: there are really no bad USAMLAX picks.
Casey Powell made his return to the NLL last weekend, and a Mammoth return it was. Pun fully intended.
The Adjustment Bureau is a pretty entertaining movie from 2011 starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. The movie’s director, George Nolfi, was spotted wearing a Lax World t-shirt in a special features segment about the movie.
Know anything about lacrosse in Puerto Rico? That’s the question this week’s forum member member has posed for LAS Community.
Who is Kevin Leveille? According to Quint, Carc, and Eamon, he’s the best American inside finisher ever, and Connor Wilson agrees. I agree too, and I think University of Michigan Assistant Coach Ryan Danehy feels the same way.