CONTEST: Your Top 10 Lacrosse Player Legends

Somehow Urso wasn't on CW's list. Will he be on yours?

Last week, Connor supplied his list of Top 10 Lacrosse Legends. Everyone who had ever played the game was eligible, and CW put a ton of time into making his list.  It wasn’t perfect to everyone (no top ten list ever is), but it was a very solid first offering. Now we’ve got a hunch that LAS readers can do even better, so…

We’re offering up a contest prize that is REALLY special: A completely custom helmet, the likes of which have never been seen before. Joenandez unearthed a silver Cascade CPro7 from our Woozles team in Tahoe last year and gave it to Jeff in McCall.  Then Jeff took it home and dressed it up with some LAS stickers, most of which are special stickers you can’t get anywhere else! A Headwrapz backpanel and mohawk stripes, complimented by LAS helmet stickers on each side and a Grow The Game sticker in the back. This is one SWEET lid!

LAS Silver lacrosse cascade CPRO7 lax helmet
Yup, it's SUPER special!

So here’s the deal. To win this ridiculously awesome dome, you have to create your own Top 10 Lacrosse Legends list. You can do this list in one of TWO formats:

1) Create Top 10 List featuring YOUR top ten greatest lacrosse players, ranked 1-10, just like Connor’s list.

2) Create a Top 10 List featuring:

– The 3 greatest wooden stick era players.
– The 3 greatest players from the plastic, but NOT off-set era.
– The 3 greatest players from the recent off-set era up until today.
– The #1 greatest lacrosse player of all-time.

This idea was submitted to us by a reader, and MAN, is it a good one! (Editor’s note: Connor lost the reader’s name and feels awful about not being able to give a shout out. Step your game up, Connor!)

Once you have created your Top 10 List, and like Santa asks, checked it twice, you can submit it via email to (Word docs are preferred). LAS Staff members will read and analyze every single submission and pick the best 3 lists to move on to the final round. The winner will be selected by LAS Readers and their list will go down in history as’s Top 10 Lacrosse Legends.

Submission deadline: Monday, August 15

Somehow Urso wasn't on CW's list. Will he be on yours?

The first option could be easier or harder, depending on how you look at it.  But the second option will clearly take a little more thought, and a little more research. Either way, it has to be really good! ALL finalists will be selected solely at the discretion of LAS after thorough qualitative analysis. The top list and winner of the helmet will be determined by the popular vote.

This is your opportunity to make your voice heard, win one of the sweetest custom head units we’ve seen in AGES, and become part of the lacrosse legend conversation!

This super sweet, one-of-a-kind lid from is yours to win! custom lacrosse helmet cascade CPro7 lax
The left side! custom lacrosse helmet cascade CPro7 lax
Yup. 100000% awesome!


  1. wood:

    Jim Brown
    Doug Turnbull
    John Tolson

    plastic, not offset:

    Paul Gait
    Gary Gait
    John Grant Sr

    offset era:

    Gary Gait
    John Grant Jr
    Brodie Merill


    I can’t believe I’m doing this……..

    but I’m going Brodie Merill

    he is so far beyond every other player in the league, he literally puts the team on his shoulders and wins

    every game he shuts off the opponent’s best offensive player (rabil last week)

    picks off passes, grabs nearly every ground ball near him

    and starts 10+ fast breaks every single game

    and he probably has better stick skills than most offensive field players

    he is unreal

    I’d favor him matching up against any offensive player in lacrosse history


  2. Wood:
    Jim Brown ( for making chesting illegal haha) (SU)
    Bill Belichick( as a non hall of famer great) (WU)
    John Ambercrombie ( for making different size shafts for attack and d) (JHU)
    Jeff Long (Best player ever at Navy) (Navy)

    Sorry but Ive been the national lacrosse hall of fame

    Plastic non offset
    John grant Sr- playing both in the NLL in the 70’s and the current NLL
    Paul Gait (SU)
    Gary Gait (SU)

    John Grant Jr (UD)
    Mikey Powell (SU)
    Paul Rabil (JHU)

  3. Wood:
    Jim Brown- Syracuse
    Doug Turnbull- Johns Hopkins 
    Jack Turnbull- Johns Hopkins

    Plastic Non-Offset:
    Gary Gait- Syracuse
    Dave Pietramala- Johns Hopkins
    Paul Gait- Syracuse

    Paul Rabil- Johns Hopkins
    Mikey Powell- Syracuse
    John Grant Jr.- Delaware

    Gary Charles Gait. His name is synonymous with lacrosse. He holds record in just about everything. Even in his last years of playing, he was one of the best players in the game. He has his own brand. He played for a LONG time and was still feared by his opponents. Had rules changed because of his play. Until someone revolutionizes the sport like Gait did, (which may never happen), he will continue to be regarded as the best player to ever play the game. First line from his wikipedia page, ” is WIDELY regarded as the best lacrosse player of all time, just above his twin brother Paul.”

    (P.S. I know 8 out of the 9 players I named were from Syracuse and Johns Hopkins, but in all honesty, anyone who has been familiar with the sport for more than a year would likely agree that when talking about the history of college lacrosse, College Lacrosse, Syracuse University, and Johns Hopkins University go hand in hand.)

  4. I know the contest ended, but still:

    Jim Brown – Syracuse
    Brooks Sweet – UMASS [Most lacrosse players under 50 haven’t heard of him. Player of the World in 1982 after scoring 7 (yes, seven) goals in the championship game of the World Games]
    Jack Turnbull – JHU

    Plastic Non-Offset
    Gary Gait – Syracuse
    Dave Pietramala – JHU

    Brodie Merrill – Georgetown (Six straight MLL Defenseman of the Year awards, not to mention an unbeilevable box player).
    Paul Rabil – JHU (‘Nuff Said)
    Mikey Powell – Syracuse (He holds the Syracuse record for most goals. Remember, Syracuse is the program that produced the greatest player of all time Gary Gait. That’s a very impressive record for Powell)