With the World Championships just over a month away, it’s high time to start looking at some of the top contenders a lot deeper. While the US and Canada are still the clear cut favorites, and Australia has had a lock on the bronze (or silver) since the WLC inception in 1967, the Iroquois Lacrosse program seems to be putting forth a really competitive team for 2014, and we’re all curious to see if they can do better than a 4th place finish, which is their best finish ever at a world field lacrosse championship.
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I used goalie leathers from Stick Doctor as my four leather runners. I used the original cat gut sidewall, and was even able to salvage original leather from the pocket to re-attach the cat gut to the wooden wall. I then used about 26 feet of cross lace to string the tight ten-diamond pocket.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday! In honor of the FIL World Championships kicking off on July 10th in Denver, CO we dug up a little video from the 2010 World Championships in Manchester, England, featuring the USA and Canada. Both teams read like a who’s who of lacrosse, and the goals scored were insane. There’s just no other way to score on defenses and goalies that good!
The box lacrosse helmet and face mask/cage controversy is still running strong in Canada. What is legal, what is not, and why? Can anything be done to fix this serious problem?
Miles Thompson made his Major League Lacrosse debut for the Rochester Rattlers this past weekend, and the 2014 Tewaaraton winner (along with his younger brother, Lyle) got going right away in MLL play, with a hockey assist on the first goal of his first game. The ball swung to Miles at X, he moved it along quickly, and one more pass later, the ball was in the net…
The Five Finalists each created a #TotallyEpoch video using a GoPro Hero 3 camera. They got that camera from Total Lacrosse and Epoch because their Instagram entry was just that good. Then we opened up the voting to the masses! So now the tension has to be killing you… WHO IS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER?
The Ohio Machine took on the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and earned a 15-11 win from the defending champs on the road in front of lively crowd on Saturday night. Chesapeake is now 1-4 on the year, and needs to find a way to get back to their winning ways. Ohio entered the game at 1-3 (like the Bayhawks) but moved to 2-3 with the big road W.
Boston and New York both entered Friday night’s contest with 2-2 records, and this was the first NY – Boston game of the year. On paper, this game promised to be tight and competitive, and in reality, it proved to be just that. The Lizards pulled out a hard-fought 11-10 win at home to jump above .500, and the Cannons fell to 2-3.
Check out the 2009 New York State Class C Championship video below and watch Lyle’s 23-0 Lafayette Lancers take on the 19-1 (and #3 seed) Manhasset Indians. Manhasset wins the game 16-11, and the Thompsons weren’t the only greats playing in this one!
Over the coming weeks and months, we will see many Final Four videos, but the one you REALLY want to see is already out and available! Aren’t we lucky?
Welcome to a Postseason Video Explosion! The college season may be over and done with, but the video is just getting good now. That’s kind of how it works. These things take time! Settle in, it’s going to be an awesome ride.
Welcome to the FINAL JuCo Report of the year! OCC took the crown over Nassau in a great championship game, and now we’re unveiling end of season awards, All-American teams, and still showing off some highlights from the NJCAA Championship Game. It never gets old!
Find someone who is at a higher level than you are, and create your own Training Day. Challenge yourself, see how the next elite level works and lives, and raise your game. Take pride in being a small fish in a big pond again, and you might just accomplish more than you thought possible.
In case you missed Game 1 of the NLL Finals, The Lacrosse Network has you covered! Check out the full game below, and get ready for Game 2 this weekend! If Rochester wins, there will be a third, 10-minute mini game to decide the 2014 Champ! It’s all going down to the wire in the NLL…
The Final Four Weekend always leaves me with a slightly bitter taste in my mouth, and that feeling wholly emanates from the fact that college lacrosse is now over, and nothing else. It’s an unavoidable feeling, so I roll with it. To help get you over the championship weekend hump, we’ve put together a Final Four Aftermath post, to help you get back into normal society.