When a Final Four game goes to overtime, most teams would focus on generating a quality look using a set up play, or a comfortable offensive rotation. RIT, on the other hand, used the hidden ball trick to knock off Cortland, and make their way to the D3 title game. Photo Credit: Rich Barnes Pretty nifty! If you were surprised by this play, then you clearly don’t know RIT, D3 lacrosse, and you weren’t watching the game. Earlier in the…
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Wooooo! What a day of lacrosse! We’ve got a ton of Lacrosse on TV, MCLA Championships being broadcast online (8pm ET), the D3 Final Four is going down, and the D2 Final Four is also on tap. The MLL is also getting into the action. There is almost too much lacrosse today, but thankfully, “too much lacrosse” is not a real thing!
Nick Condon sent over a highlight video of David DiPiazza, a lacrosse player out of Mandeville, Louisiana who only has one hand, and I don’t mean that he just needs to work on his left.
On May 22nd, CityLax is hosting a great night of lacrosse (and fundraising!) at the Gansevoort in Manhattan. The event will run from 8:30 to 11:30 and will be teeming with current CityLax volunteers, pro lacrosse players, and the New York City lacrosse faithful.
Welcome to the final JuCo Report of 2013. We’ve got an interview with OCC’s Chuck Wilbur, 2013 NJCAA Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductees, and 2013 JuCo Lax All-Americans!
Lance Gibson strung up a super clean 6-diamond traditional pocket in a brand new Brine Clutch Elite, sent the photos in, and even referred to it as a “Connor Pocket” because he used a tear drop top string. I am honored that anyone would name their traditional work after me, but when a stringer of Lance’s quality does it? It’s a pure compliment!
When one looks at the eight remaining NCAA D1 men’s lacrosse teams, it is easy to notice that half the teams have won national championships before, and half have not. What didn’t jump out to me right away (but came to me late at night in a dream) is that no past winners are playing each other, and neither are any first time hopefuls.
After nearly three years as the Director of Lacrosse at St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida, Casey Powell is moving on. A story in the Palm Beach Post outlines the departure, and mentions that RJ Dawson will stay on as the boys’ coach at the private school.
The Wall Street Journal tackles lacrosse, so we tackle the Wall Street Journal. Is lacrosse really the land of golden scholarship opportunity that the WSJ makes it out to be?
Lacrosse All Stars is putting the call out there to new programs from across the country, and around the world, to submit stories about their first year (or their first years) out on the field.
We’ll be looking at a number of first year programs this year, and publishing reports from the coaches and supporters of these new teams. Our first report comes from Mary Mattia, out of Highlands, Texas. She played a key role in getting a new program off the ground, and continues to support these boys with their dreams in big ways. We LOVE sharing stories like this one!
What was once 16, is now 8. In Saturday’s games, you did NOT want to come out with an early lead. It was basically a death sentence. Totally coincidental? Probably. On Sunday, we were treated to a great slate of games, and these four did not disappoint.
Onondaga Community College just won their fifth straight NJCAA title in men’s lacrosse by topping Nassau CC 15-11 on Sunday. And yet, somehow, NO ONE in the media (outside of us) is really covering it!
It’s a shovel shot, but for some reason it seems like more than that. Maybe it’s all the pressure Pannell was under right before shooting it. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a playoff game. Maybe it’s the fact that Eamon gives it the SportsCenter Top 10 call… we’re not sure. We are sure, however, that this was a monster effort by RP3.
Onondaga Community College and Nassau Community College absolutely went at it yesterday out on Long Island for the NJCAA Men’s Lacrosse national championship. OCC ended up with the 15-11 win, and their fifth straight title, and we were roundly impressed with the talent on both teams.
Onondaga Community College has claimed their 5th straight national title in the NJCAA ranks with a 15-11 win over Nassau Community College. The game was played on Long Island, at Mitchell Field, near Nassau’s campus and Hofstra.
Saturday saw four D1 lacrosse teams go up early, and then fall, before the game was through. Penn State and Detroit both went up 5-1, on Yale and Notre Dame respectively, before giving way to huge comeback runs, and getting knocked out. Lehigh went up 2-0 on UNC, and looked great early on, before the Heels exploded in the 2nd quarter. Even Albany took a 1-0 lead, and then a 3-1 lead (and a 4-3 lead), before Denver’s offense really started clicking.
We’ve been hearing whispers for a while now, and then we heard some not so quiet noise, and now we’ve confirmed it: Reebok is dropping team sports from their focus, and this means lacrosse at RBK is going the way of the dodo. In other words, Reebok is done with lacrosse.
If you’re like me, you read a blasé press release last night about Maverik Lacrosse joining up with the LXM Pro. Here’s the gist: Maverik has signed on to sponsor one of the teams, called Maverik United, which will be replacing Team Solé for 2013-14, and facing off against Team STX, at each LXM PRO event.
Connor Wilson breaks down the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, what they’ve done, and what their chances are for winning. It’s a DEEP final five. So who’s taking home the hardware?