What a weekend of lacrosse! We saw some crazy upsets, some not so crazy upsets, and a ton of amazing college lacrosse action. Let’s run down ALL the weekend’s big time scores and reports, and we’ll provide video wherever possible!
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Loyola was the heavy favorite heading in, but that mattered little as Albany started out hot, played composed lacrosse for 60 minutes, and got a superb effort from their defense and goalie, Blaze Riorden. The Danes beat the Hounds 13-6 on the road, and move on to the next round of the NCAA tourney, looking like the hottest team in the country.
There is more high quality lacrosse on TV (and online) today, than there is on any other day of the year. That is a pretty tough augment to make in general, but I think that May 10th lives up the hype in more ways than one! Below I’ll run down the full slate of games going down today, and how you can watch as many of them as possible!
We saw the new Throne of String custom Epoch Shafts, and were immediately jealous. Epoch is a partner of ours, so they gave us a sneak peek, and it immediately caught my eye. The custom shaft program from Epoch Lacrosse allows teams and brands alike to get their logo and name stamped on a set of Epoch Dragonfly shafts, and we think this program has really bright future, especially now that we’ve seen what can be done.
Yesterday, the NCAA tournament kicked off with play-in games for the D1 bracket, and first round action going down in men’s D3 lacrosse. We’ll run down the results, provide video where we can, and talk about the big match ups in the next round.
In honor of Canada naming their 24-man roster, we’re showing off what many people believe to be the greatest lacrosse game of all-time: USA vs Canada in 1998. Both the US and Canada were absolutely loaded with talent.
We have been pumping out videos from the Ales Hrebesky Memorial international box lacrosse tournament, and this is definitely the best one we’ve done yet! This video features just one game, but it was the big game, so that’s all that matters. Epic finals video between the Kahnawake Rapids and the Green Gaels! It almost makes you feel like you’re right there watching!
You can find the #TraditionalThursday contest winner at the bottom of the post, and in between, enjoy a little traditional lacrosse stringing action where we offer up a weird pocket, answer reader questions, drop a new contest and offer a new prize!
When it was announced that the LXM PRO and the MLL would partner up, and that players from both camps could now play in both leagues, there was a lot of talk of who could “make the jump” to Major League Lacrosse. A range of opinions were offered as analysts tried to decide who could cut the mustard, and guesses ranged from up to 6 players to as many as 20.
The United States Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, CT, will be transitioning from MCLA D2 to NCAA D3 in 2015. The USCGA lacrosse program has a long history of success, but this current group is taking things to the next level, both on the field and off of it. The USCGA is the smallest US service academy, and we’re thrilled to have them playing D3 lacrosse next year!
We will open things up with a buddy pass that turned into a vicious hit. But was it LEGAL? We’re interested to hear what you guys think. Then we move on to college lacrosse game highlights, and we have a ton of them! All the best footage, from all the big games, all in one place. Just what you need for a Tuesday in May!
I brought Joe Williams of Throne of String to Prague for the 2014 Ales Hrebesky Memorial for two reasons: 1) he’s an awesome guy, good friend, and greasy box lacrosse player. 2) He makes videos the likes of which I want to someday make, and I knew he’d deliver with an insane Praha Experience video.
In the spirit of “Is this D1 lacrosse poll serious?”, I’ll be taking a look at the NCAA D1 Lacrosse Tournament teams and asking whether or not they were ranked correctly. Was Duke really deserving of the #1 seed? Should a non-AQ Ivy team really have made it in to the tourney over Hofstra? Let’s take a look and see if this selection group is serious!
Gait Lacrosse took care of us and helped us get over to Prague for the Ales Hrebesky Memorial international box lacrosse tournament, and while the vast majority of my time was spent watching, filming, and playing box lacrosse, I also got out to see Prague for almost a full day. Joe Williams from Throne of String was with me the whole time, taping my silliness, and we put together a quick video showing off a day in the City.
The Loyola vs Johns Hopkins rivalry game can no longer be called the “Charles Street Massacre” by anyone in good conscience… it’s simply the “Battle of Charles Street” now, and this battle for Baltimore dominance is only getting better! We’ve got photos, GIFs, and video from this great college lacrosse rivalry game!