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Traditional Thursday: Half Mesh, Half Amazing

0 - Published March 20, 2014 by in Mesh, Stringing, Traditional

Welcome to Traditional Thursday! We’ve been showing off some of these super hot half mesh, half traditional pockets over on our Instagram account, but we got some requests for a video explaining the pockets (and of course showing them off) just a bit more.

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Throwback Thursday: 2003 Oneonta Lacrosse

- Published March 20, 2014 by in College, NCAA

The year is 2003. Oneonta is playing NCAA DIII men’s lacrosse as part of the SUNYAC conference and Stewart Moan is the Head Coach. The Red Dragons went 9-9 that year and a ton of the FULL game film from a number of these contests is now right here on the Cac to the Cac! D3 Throwback Thursday time!

College Lacrosse Video Explosion

0 - Published March 19, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Video of great college games should never go unnoticed. The CLVE pulls it all together in one place. Now you get to watch the highlights and important stuff without sifting through Buick Lacrosse ads. That’s no fun for anyone. Plenty of great D1 and D3 college lacrosse video for everyone!

Hot Pot: Lacrosse Companies & NCAA Eligibility Violations

0 - Published March 19, 2014 by in College, Hot Pot, NCAA

Larger lacrosse companies almost exclusively put up photos of their gear on social media, some of which D1 teams will use, and many smaller companies have followed suit. Other companies have taken a different approach, and in my opinion, it’s bordering on an NCAA eligibility violation.

Can Your Lacrosse Team Beat A Zone Defense?

0 - Published March 18, 2014 by in College, NCAA

The tide is finally turning, and more and more D1 teams are using some form of zone defense. This begs the question: Can your team beat a zone defense? It’s a question you’ll have to answer sooner or later.

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RIT Lacrosse Goalie Goal Video!

- Published March 18, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Pat Johnston picked up his fourth win of the season in goal for the RIT Tigers, making eight saves in net. Pat also got on the scoreboard and notched his first goal of the year about half way through the first half against WNEU. His goal gave RIT a 4-2 lead, and RIT would go on to win the game 18-6.

Goalies Hate LongSticks GIF

0 - Published March 17, 2014 by in College, NCAA

As a goalie, there is nothing worse than a crank shot from 5 yards away… the second least favorite shot for most keepers has to be the long pole bomb. You never know where it’s going, the angles are different, and half the time the poles don’t even know where the ball is going. It makes for exciting lacrosse, and can be a momentum changing play.

Cornell men lacrosse team intro photo credit: rich barnes

College Lacrosse Video Explosion

0 - Published March 17, 2014 by in College, NCAA, Videos

College Lacrosse season is so far upon us it’s not even funny. Plenty of good games on TV each weekend, and even more action online. If you missed something, this is how you get caught up visually!

loyola lacrosse celebration photo credit: craig chase

The Many Different Gloves of Loyola Lacrosse

- Published March 17, 2014 by in College, Gear, NCAA

While some teams put their players in a couple different helmet models (Duke uses Brine, old Warrior, and new Warrior helmets) that all look the same, the Loyola Hounds take a different approach. Every wears the exact same helmet, but when it comes to gloves… forget about it. Wear whatever you want!

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Denver 2014 International Lacrosse Update #4

0 - Published March 17, 2014 by in Denver 2014, International

The FIL 2014 World Lacrosse Championships are only a Spring season away, and we’re all extremely excited. National teams around the world are preparing to make the trip to Colorado for two weeks (or more in some cases) in July, and that means a lot of training camps, scrimmages, and quite a bit of fundraising!

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The D3 Report: It’s Heating Up

- Published March 14, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Welcome back to the D3 Lacrosse Report! Whether we’re finding this info ourselves or someone is sending it in to us, the D3 Report is all D3 all the time. Let’s delve a little deeper into the biggest (some may also argue best) college lacrosse division in the country!

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Traditional Thursday: Contest Time!

0 - Published March 13, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

To celebrate our new traditional head partnership with Stylin Strings we’re going to give away an original traditional pocket, strung by yours truly! You’ll get your pick of the four heads below if you win, and if you don’t, you can still pick one up from the SSLAX crew!

Video: Box Lacrosse Hidden Ball Trick

0 - Published March 13, 2014 by in Box, International, Videos

Who doesn’t love a good hidden ball trick video? At last year’s Ales Hrebesky Memorial, LCC Radotin pulled off the HBT in the finals against the Megamen. It was very well executed, and of course we have video!

College Lacrosse Video Explosion

0 - Published March 13, 2014 by in College, MCLA, NCAA, Videos

It’s Thursday, and that means plenty of awesome college highlight and game films have been put up online. We scour the internet for these videos (so you can spend your time watching and learning and not searching through Buick Lacrosse commercials!) each week. Enjoy the explosion!

Throwback Thursday: Cuse Vs UNC Lacrosse 1990 Semis

0 - Published March 13, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Welcome to another superb Throwback Thursday! This week we’ve got some NCAA D1 semifinal action from 1990! It was UNC taking on Syracuse, and while Cuse had the big guns and names (Maracheck, Paul and Gary Gait, Pat McCabe, Matt Palumb), UNC wasn’t going down without a fight!

Longest Goal of the Year: Yale’s Jimmy Craft

0 - Published March 12, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Does this remind you of anything? Have we seen this before? We sure have, but it’s ALWAYS welcome. Long range long pole goal. Simply classic. What was that? 60 yards? Sure thing, no problem. Love the accuracy and straight up gumption from Yale’s Jimmy Craft.

Hot Pot: Solving The Specialization Problem – One Rule

0 - Published March 12, 2014 by in College, Hot Pot, MCLA, NCAA

Lacrosse does have some issues, but almost all of them can be fixed with ONE SIMPLE CHANGE: Limit roster sizes to less than 20 player and you will see a change. I’ve seen it happen before, and it can happen again. We can keep tinkering with the rules, and distancing our game from its original inception, OR we can limit roster sizes and let the players play. It really is a simple choice.

Syracuse Tops St. John’s In Georgia

0 - Published March 11, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Both Syracuse and St. John’s entered the game in Kennesaw, GA with a 2-2 record, but Cuse got above .500 with the 14-8 win in front of more than 5,500 fans, many of them local. Clearly the chance to see top quality D1 lacrosse was enough to draw out the growing Georgia lacrosse community. Photos, GIF, video, and recap!