Y esterday on Instagram, the team here at Lacrosse All Stars unveiled our plans to dive into the world of twine. We’re calling our premier product West Coast Mesh, and you’ve never seen anything like it before. It’s similar to your everyday waxed mesh, but – and please, don’t tell too many people about this – this mesh is actually dipped in reverse!
Okay, okay, by now you know we’re only kidding. We have no plans to play the wax game. We just thought it’d be fun to poke at the stringing world a bit because we’ve seen so many companies pop up lately!
Truth is, anyone starting up a business in the stringing realm needs to be smart, totally focused, and beyond savvy with a whole lot more than just wax. We’re talking serious dedication and know-how.
Companies like Jimalax, an LAS partner, have perfected their product to a point that’d be difficult to match, yet we receive emails and inquiries daily at LAS about new mesh companies popping up. Most of them come and go, and we rarely hear about them again.
There are a handful of mesh and stringing supply companies out there, however, who are killing it by offering quality product and great customer experiences, and we thought it’d be nice to recognize them. The name “West Coast Mesh,” is a take-off on East Coast Mesh by @EastCoastDyes of course. East vs. West.
Happy April Fools’ Day, folks. One day late.
Speaking of East vs. West, you have to watch our newest video featuring Erik Krum, Shamel Bratton, Matt Russell, and Peter Baum! It’s always cool to get a pro player’s perspective on chasing his passion and the growth of the game.
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The majority of the world is mediocre. You have to do something different to be great. – Brodie Merrill to teens in Hopewell, NJ
It’s getting to be that time of lacrosse season when rankings actually matter! Below are direct links to the various polls to help bring you (and me) up to speed:
- USILA – NCAA Men’s Division I
- Media – NCAA Men’s Division I
- USILA – NCAA Men’s Division II
- USILA – NCAA Men’s Division III
- MCLA – Division I & Division II
- IWLCA – NCAA Women’s Division I
- Media – NCAA Women’s Division I
- IWLCA – NCAA Women’s Division II
- IWLCA – NCAA Women’s Division III
- Want High School Rankings? See here…
Colorado State University – Pueblo has announced the groundbreaking of a brand new Soccer/Lacrosse Field. Costing around $3 million, the new turf field will include 5 locker rooms, concession area with a 450-seat grandstand. (ColoState-Pueblo.edu)
Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, is currently searching for a full time head coach to spearhead both its men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. (NCAA.org)
Paul Balcerzak, commissioner of the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association, recently shared his view on the future of the sport. (Cleveland.com)
The girls lacrosse team at Novato High School in Northern California is averaging almost 19 goals per game right now. They’ve come a long way since 2010 when they almost couldn’t field a team! (MarinIJ.com)
Kudos to the lacrosse teams at Darien High School in Connecticut who has stepped up to help bring the sport to Waterside School. (DarienTimes.com)
At some point, you are going to spend money on lacrosse this summer. Be sure to listen to Mr. Chazz Woodson before you do! (LAS)
UMBC’s Young made up for a bad holding penalty in overtime by scoring the game-winner against Stony Brook. (Baltimore Sun)
When three Duke University lacrosse players were falsely accused of rape, in 2006, the media descended on Durham, North Carolina, quickly turning the case into a story of race and privilege. Most of the country all but assumed their guilt, thanks, in part, to an e-mail—violent, profane, and referencing Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho—sent by sophomore defenseman Ryan McFadyen. Never charged, McFadyen speaks to contributing editor and fellow Duke alumnus William D. Cohan, in an excerpt from Cohan’s new book, about putting the past behind him.
– The Duke Lacrosse Player Still Outrunning His Past, Vanity Fair
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team unveiled new Nike Fast Break Uniforms, supposedly the lightest lacrosse uniform ever. (Nike)
Speaking of ‘Cuse, did you know that Ryan Powell is now coaching college lacrosse? (CNYCentral.com)
And while I’m on a roll with the Upstate NY shout outs, here’s to Carthage High boys lacrosse head coach Kirk Ventiquattro! Coach Ventiquattro recently racked up win number 400. (Syracuse.com)
Oh and just for kicks, here’s a link to listen to LeBron James‘ new rap song. Wooo! (SLAMOnline)
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