It’s always fun to compare states and regions within lacrosse using polls. It might not be scientific in any way, but it certainly showcases perceived differences in talent, and makes for an interesting conversation. We’ll take a look at the two biggest Top 25 Polls, and see if we can draw any conclusions!
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Shendelle Oliver put together the following report on Western Australia’s national championships win. Much appreciated for the update from Down Under via a traveling girl in Europe! West Australia beats Victoria with a young state lacrosse team.
Last week, I asked if it was time for the Boston Cannons to panic, but after this past weekend, it looks like the crew from Beantown is hitting their stride again. So what changed, and how can Boston keep their winning ways going? Can they get better?
I don’t know if you guys are listening to this new Daft Punk album or not, but it’s amazing. Sure, it’s nothing like One More Time or their popular earlier music, but I have to say I like their advanced quasi-minimalist sound more now than ever.
Tommy Palasek is currently leading the New York Lizards, of Major League Lacrosse, in scoring with 13 goals, and 4 assists, for 17 points. The most amazing thing about all of this is that through the first seven games of the season, Palasek hasn’t even been using his own stick!
This Summer, LAS will be following around the NJ Riot 2016 club team, and by following them, we will try to gain some insight into the elite travel team scene. We will interview some players, and talk to parents, but let’s start from the beginning with an interview with the NJ Riot founder, Lee Southren…
Thanks to Max Seibald, Brian Karalunas, and Drew Adams for having a little fun with me, even though it was still raining pretty hard. Just a little post game fun in NYC!
The New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse defeat the Hamilton Nationals 12-10 on Randall’s Island in New York City.
There is a brand new player in the Junior College lacrosse scene, and it’s all the way out West in the great state of California! Let’s welcome the California Junior College Lacrosse Association (CJCLA) to the game officially!
This week’s Traditional Thursday focuses on two new pockets Connor Wilson strung up, the Drop Top Traditional and the Double Traditional. Connor also answers some fantastic reader questions, and keep dropping that tradish knowledge!
This week’s Throwback Thursday post features a great video from AccessLacrosse, which features the Brooklin Redmen taking on the Vancouver Burrards in the 1991 Mann Cup.
Early reports indicate that the vote went the Iroquois’ way, even with the phrasing of the issue, and that Bylaw 11.1, which says future group placements are dictated by the last World Games final standings, was thrown out.
We didn’t know ball hockey was a real sport, and not just something you do for fun on a tennis court, but evidently it is, and there are even World Championships held every couple of years. The crowd at this recent Canada Vs Czech Republic ball hockey game is pretty darn serious, but it’s got nothing on this out of control fight.
With the first 2013 LXM PRO event in Orange County, California in the books, professional lacrosse season is now fully underway. The LXM, MLL, and Summer Box in Canada are all going strong, and the best players on the planet are getting paid to play the game. Connor Wilson takes a look at the first event of the 2013 LXM season, and so far, things are definitely looking up.
It is the embodiment of consumerism, misguided priorities, and our cultural fixation on expensive toys instead of tested values. It is the ethos behind “look good to play good” instead of work hard to play well. It is, quite simply, all that is wrong with our society, and all that is wrong with the greater current culture of lacrosse.
Now Schommy runs FoGoLax, and he travels around the country doing clinics, and passing on his knowledge base to kids, and the future FoGos of tomorrow. Last weekend, he was in St. Louis, and had a great turn out of players, and kids who wanted to learn the details of the battle at the X.
If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, get on it now. This is the second, and last pro field lacrosse game in NYC this season, and if we don’t show, the MLL might not come back for years. If that happens, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
It’s been a while since we dropped a Lacrosse Video Expolsion on you guys, and frankly, we’re sorry it’s taken us so long! We cull the internet for the best videos, put them all in one place, and save you the hassle. Also, check out First Seasons: Highlands In Texas Video… it’s what the game is all about!
We brought you the story of Highlands Lacrosse in Texas a couple of weeks ago, as Mary Mattia wrote a great story on their program’s first year. Now, Teach For America has followed up with a video on this first season, and it’s a good one!
At 1-5, the Boston Cannons’ hopes of making Championship Weekend are starting to erode just a bit, and for a team with the amount of talent, veteran leadership, expectations, and consistency, this is pretty shocking. Is it time to panic, MLL style?