At Lax All Stars, we’re a mixed bag. Half of us have MCLA roots and half of us have NCAA roots. That’s one of the reasons our coverage is different than any other lacrosse site on the web. And on top of that, we’re 110% about community.
A few months ago we decided to kick things in gear and develop a community site for lacrosse fans. We chose to revolve it around the MCLA because it’s what our founders know best, and they’re the ones leading the charge. We implemented Facebook as the login of choice for the site because we’re nerds and we know for a fact that you all have a Facebook account. (And if you don’t, you should.)
As always, we couldn’t have done this without the support and encouragement of our readers and friends. So, thank you. Without your input and eyeballs we wouldn’t be LAS.
Below is a pretty little screenshot and a copy of our press release:
Introducing MCLAFan.com: Social News & Commentary Hub Dedicated To College Lacrosse
NEW YORK, NY – Lacrosse All Stars announced today the official launch of MCLAFan.com, a new online social hub for college lacrosse fans. The site provides access to unique commentary, aggregated news, and multimedia revolving around the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association – the fastest growing college lacrosse league in America.
The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, known as the MCLA, is a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse programs. It currently operates in the United States and Canada with 213 teams in two divisions across ten conferences.
According to Ryan Craven, co-founder of Lacrosse All Stars, “Our goal is to enable fans, players, coaches and alumni to connect and help support the growth of college lacrosse. The community aspect of MCLA Fan is innovative, and we’re excited to see how fans and players react.”
Jeff Brunelle, also a co-founder, elaborated saying, “Each year the MCLA reaches new heights. The league has become an integral part of growing the game in non-traditional areas, and we’re honored to deliver this online community hub. We hope fans find it to be a great resource for monitoring the pulse of the college game.”
MCLAFan.com was developed with both the fan and team administrator in mind. Current features include a fan forum, team pages, score updates and aggregated news from multiple sources across the web. Team-centric features are planned for future iterations, including easy implementation of player blogs, photo galleries and alumni groups. Upon logging in with Facebook Connect, new users are prompted to state their team allegiance and their status as a fan, player, coach or alumni.
NEWS & NOTES
– Official press release from University of Colorado re: coaching changes.
– Union cruised to 15-8 win against Cobleskill
– Rutgers’ Justin Pennington named BIG EAST Offensive POTW
– Salisbury vs. Stevenson will be on TV
– New faces hope to keep Canandaigua Academy lacrosse on top
– 2-sport athlete finds success with football and lacrosse
– Boys high school All-Tewaaraton Team Watchlist announced
– Four Bonackers (East Hampton) players sign on to play Division I lacrosse
– An assistant coach steps up at Montgomery High School in New Jersey
– A look at St. Andrew’s lacrosse team in Mississippi