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St. Thomas

Photo of the Week: Tommies’ Matte and Purple

0 - Published September 25, 2013 by in Gear

When you’re a powerhouse team, you have the luxury of wearing whatever gear you want because you have the talent to back it up. Fortunately, the two-time defending MCLA Division II champs, the St. Thomas Tommies, decided to have stylish helmets for the 2013-2014 school year.

Edge X laxallstars

Gear Review: Edge X Superlight by Brine Lacrosse

0 - Published September 24, 2013 by in Gear Reviews

The Edge is famous for being an elite defensive head, and while this incarnation is no different, it does provide more versatility due to its universal specs and “Superlight” construction. As an offensive player, I was curious to see how I’d like this head, and was overall impressed with how it performed.

Tommy Hilfiger

Spotted: Lacrosse, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hong Kong

0 - Published September 24, 2013 by in The Life

Lacrosse, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hong Kong…what do they have in common? The fact that Bates alum Rory Baldini spotted a lacrosse stick in this Tommy Hilfiger window in Hong Kong!

Paul Rabil

Rabil Featured in New ESPN SportsCenter Commercial

0 - Published September 21, 2013 by in The Life

Last night Paul Rabil tweeted a link to the newest ESPN SportsCenter commercial. Not only is lacrosse featured in the video, but Rabil himself appears twice.

Forum Friday

Overlooked Skills to Teach Young Players

0 - Published September 20, 2013 by in Training

Are there skills that are overlooked when teaching young players? This poster thinks so, and I tend to agree!

Tweet of the Week

Tweet of the Week: Navy Strong

0 - Published September 19, 2013 by in Words of Wisdom

SD Navy Gold is a club team in the Southern California Men’s Post-Collegiate League (SCLAX) that is dedicated to “Making lacrosse play possible and affordable for San Diego County Sailors and Marines.” After Monday’s tragic events in Washington, D.C., the team tweeted the following.

Old Faithful

Photo of the Week: Old Faithful

0 - Published September 17, 2013 by in Adventures

We have another photo from Mark Donahue’s Yellowstone adventure! Two weeks ago we saw the Yellowstone Bear String It Forward, and today Old Faithful is in the spotlight.

lacrosse stick

Spotted: Be Good To Your Manhood

0 - Published September 17, 2013 by in The Life

This week’s Spotted is a little PSA from our friends at Jockey…

K18

Would The Real K18 Please Stand Up

0 - Published September 13, 2013 by in Gear, Technology

With the release of the third K18 lacrosse equipment line imminent, STX, LLC, has launched a new K18 microsite to provide an inside look at both the gear and the professional lacrosse player behind it – Kyle Harrison.

Forum Friday

Creating Hold with NCAA Legal Stringing

0 - Published September 13, 2013 by in Stringing

When you transition from stringing high school legal pockets to NCAA legal pockets, it can take some time to figure out how to get it exactly how you want it. Luckily, the LAS Community is here to help.

Mike Tomita

Talking Pockets: Michael Tomita, Sonoma State

0 - Published September 12, 2013 by in MCLA, Stringing

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.

Tweet of the Week

Tweet of the Week: Peyton Manning in Outlaw Country

0 - Published September 12, 2013 by in The Life

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.

Starz Lacrosse

Hot Pot: National vs. Local Club Teams

0 - Published September 11, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

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?

Yellowstone Bear

Photo of the Week: The Yellowstone Bear Strings It Forward

0 - Published September 10, 2013 by in Adventures

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!

NCIS Lacrosse Spotting

Spotted: Lacrosse in NCIS

0 - Published September 10, 2013 by in The Life

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.

Forum Friday

When To Get New Mesh

0 - Published September 6, 2013 by in Mesh

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?”

Tweet of the Week

Tweet of the Week: Yankees in a Canuck’s Court

0 - Published September 5, 2013 by in International

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.

USAMLAX Roster Cut to 52 – How My Roster Prediction Fared

0 - Published September 3, 2013 by in Denver 2014, International

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.