In lacrosse, I have found it much easier to experience the positive stuff if you are part of a close knit team, and for first year programs, or teams filled with first year players, the “team approach” is especially important.
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Two weeks ago, I provided a video featuring a number of MLL veterans and hopefuls getting together for some preseason training. This past week, I headed back to downtown Brooklyn with the talented Bill Schick, and I trained with the MLL guys for a while, while Bill shot some stellar video.
With 30 seconds left, Colby had possession, but Wesleyan forced a turnover, pushed the ball down field and, with only a second or two left, Graham Mcnab found Quentin DellaFera cutting to the crease, and DellaFera finishes with a low bounce shot to win it for the Cardinals.
This Fall, a brand new international lacrosse event becomes a reality, and you have the chance to be involved!
It’s Monday, and we were treated to a boatload of excellent lacrosse this weekend. Some of it is already making its way onto the internet, where we wrangled it all together, and created a Lacrosse Video Explosion!
Loyola took down Fairfield 13-7 on Saturday at home and the defending national champions received a huge scoring boost from their star defensive midfielders as LSM Scott Ratliff pumped in a crazy four goals, and Josh Hawkins chipped in with two goals.
The USILA and Nike/IL Polls for NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse have been released. Quint Kessenich has dropped his Top 20. Let’s break down the Polls and rankings, and see if they are serious!
Tommy Gilligan shot the Syracuse – Princeton game, and it turned out to be an epic battle, featuring two Top 20 teams. Cuse went up 3-0 early, then Princeton fought back, eventually going up 12-10 in the fourth. Syracuse pumped in three goals to end the game, and won 13-12 on the road.
The Lacrosse Network has two more excellent plays to offer up, and in this week’s Pick Your Poison, we’re pitting the MCLA D1 vs the MCLA D2, via Boise State and Concordia, respectively. Both goals were scored under pressure, but who’s effort was better?
The Albany Great Danes got a HUGE win for the program earlier this year over Syracuse, and that win has kept them buoyed in, or near, the Top 20 for much of the year. With their 10-9 win at Johns Hopkins on Friday night, the Danes are sure to move up in the standings, and they could even reach as high as #14 or 15.
Earlier this week we posted a great recap of the Top 25 national match up featuring Chaminade and West Islip. We’re back today with an inside look at LaFayette (NY) High School’s lacrosse program, and the US Lacrosse Top 25 National Rankings.
Last week I filmed a bunch of MLL guys training for the 2013 season. After it was all said and done, I got the opportunity to speak with Ari Sussman of the Boston Cannons, and we hit up the topic of traditional stringing because, well, what the heck else would we talk about?
Even though it’s only April 3rd, the JuCo playoff scene is really starting to develop in earnest. Six teams get invited to the NJCAA National Playoffs this year, and with 5 automatic qualifiers handed out to the five different regions of JuCo lacrosse, the one at-large is a hotly desired and contested spot.
The High Point Panthers are in the midst of their first year of NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse, and Connor Wilson was able to steal Jon Torpey away from his regular duties to discuss the program.
The hard part will be getting in 2 or 3 more workouts before NEXT week’s training session. The hard part will be doing it on my own. The hard part is the SECOND step.
StringKings recently dropped a new website on the world, and part of that website has been articles on lacrosse stuff. Their post on Traditional Stringing is a clear piece of troll bait, but I’ll bite on it, because I’m a sucker for stuff like that.
Connor Wilson reviews the STX Shadow glove, and provides you with unparalleled insight into how the glove looks, feels, if it is a good value, and most importantly… how the glove WORKS!
First we knew Matt Gibson as a Yale baller, and then an MLL All Star. Now we see Matt Gibson tearing up the world of box lacrosse for the Minnesota Swarm. Sick diving goal by Gibby!
Chaminade took a short trip across Long Island to play West Islip, and what resulted was somewhat shocking: Chaminade left West Islip with a 9-4 win.
The USILA and Nike/IL Polls for NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse have been released. Quint Kessenich has dropped his Top 20. Let’s break down the Polls and rankings, and see if they are serious! I will add in my ranking of the Top 20 to provide an alternative view on the situation.