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Connor Wilson Is Calling Out D2 NCAA Lacrosse Fans

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If you read an article on D2 lacrosse over on IL or visit the Division 2 NCAA Lacrosse Forums on Laxpower, you’ll often see a couple of DII fans bashing the media for not covering D2 lax.  It’s a fair comment.  The media doesn’t cover the second division very much, and probably even less than the cover Division III.  This “problem” has been in existence for years and is a constant meme that has truly been beaten to death.

D2 lacrosse fans don’t want to be dictated to or lectured about their own division and schools.  They want someone who knows what they are talking about, and they want someone who cares.  I share their passion, and want the exact same thing.

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I used to scrimmage Tech. I have respect for D2 lax.

What’s the solution?  Pretty simple, really!  Some passionate D2 lax fans just need to get involved and make the change themselves!  I talk a lot about D3 lax, and it is because I am PASSIONATE about it.  I literally love DIII lax.  I can’t help myself.  Heck, I even quit a good job to talk lax 24-7.  Of course, I can talk about D2 lax, but I just don’t have the same personal investment, and honestly, when you read my posts on D2, I think it shows.

So I’m looking for someone or even a group of people to step up and defend D2 lacrosse. This is an open call.  If you’re interested, email us at info@lacrosseallstars.com because if you’re passionate about D2 lax, we’d love to have you on board!  There is some really amazing talent at the Div 2 level, and there are teams in South Carolina, Massachusetts Colorado and California.  By 2012 there will be five teams in Florida alone!

The division is growing.  The talent level is high.  Now all we need is someone who loves Division 2 NCAA Lacrosse.  And until we find that person, D2 fans simply need to stop complaining.  It’s time to step up and do the work yourself!  Join us, we’d love to have you!

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About the author

Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of LacrosseAllStars.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

23 Comments

  • says the kid that never played d2 lax and couldn’t name anyone outside of the top 5 or 6 schools without looking it up. Niiiice.

  • Seriously?!?!?! This is exactly what I’m talking about! more complaining about an idiot covering their sport and NO actual coverage. Write for us!!!
    Plus I can name a lot of D2 schools and know a lot of dudes who played D2 lax. Dave Eaton and Neal Anderson of ‘Mack, Wasik from Pace, coach Kaley from Tech, Schommy from Adelphi, Chris Fox from WJU, Coach McKee at Assumption, Evan Gallgher (assumption). And I did color commentary for the Post-Dowling game on NCAA.com last year. yeah, you’re right, I don’t know $%&#

  • Connor I will step up here and throw my hat, I will follow up with an email to jeff as well. I played DII at two seperate NCAA insitutions follow DII hard and have been rather frivolous in a current discussion on the Western Independent Lacrosse Association post on lax power. Obviously I will be rather bias in my coverage since I live out west, but I know a thing or to about the ECC, Confrence Carolina, Deep South, and a few other schools out there. SHoot me an email if you’d like me to cover some DII action

  • Connor I will step up here and throw my hat, I will follow up with an email to jeff as well. I played DII at two seperate NCAA insitutions follow DII hard and have been rather frivolous in a current discussion on the Western Independent Lacrosse Association post on lax power. Obviously I will be rather bias in my coverage since I live out west, but I know a thing or to about the ECC, Confrence Carolina, Deep South, and a few other schools out there. SHoot me an email if you’d like me to cover some DII action

  • This is awesome DP! Can’t WAIT to see the West Coast NCAA D2 schools get some love!!! Maybe it will inspire someone from up North and from down South to do the same! D2 lax deserves to be covered, and it deserves to be covered by the people that know it. SOOOO pumped that you’re going to be one of those people!!! Rock out!!

  • Outstanding! Way to step up and look forward to your reports. My son will be playing in the Deep South Conference next season and any DII coverage, whichever conference, is greatly appreciated. We live in the Pacific Northwest where boxla is king but we are always looking for some DII news and happenings.

  • Thanks guys for the love. I look forward to writing some worthy stuff for the readers and bringing some insightful reporting. By the way anybody have any info on this St. Andrews situation? 11 recruits all hailing from the Evergreen state. Not to mention two solid WALAX transfers from legit JC programs, specifically Shields. CW, I know you got an inside scoop on this.

  • First I saw them I thought they were navy too but I love that jersey and would like the vapor elites more if the knuckles were black instead of white. 

  • Was an obvious Nike/STX attempt to try and stick it to MD/UA. Doubt this will be the last time a new look is shown against MD 

  • Probably not but when the color is black, its difficult to argue the point. It’s common and the black alternate has been done 10,000 times. Even made its way to SMU football circa armed forces bowl 2010. I see your point if UNC busted out a primary yellow UNC jersey. The black alternate lacks creativity.

  • Seems like most of the criticism is based on principle.  These kits looked sharp and the baby blue looks electric on the black.  I say “Why not?”

  • I like them, they’re clean and simple. my one criticism is the colour way on the gloves, the spacers on the fingers that are in white need to be blue to match the logo or black to blend in, along with the white on the cuffs like Dan Frye says. Lastly, on an overcast day or playing in the dark it may be much harder to spot the man (for a feed or to defend against) than is necessary. I bet on a good, sunlit day these really pop.

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