From The Sidelines: Chapman Lacrosse


Chapman Huddle

It’s not everyday you get exclusive coverage from a player’s perspective, but that’s exactly what we got thanks to our friend Connor Martin over at Chapman University AKA Chaptown. For those who don’t know much about Chapman, they were the MCLA National Runners-up in 2007 and 2008 and are widely known as an elite West Coast squad.

On November 21st, the Chapman Panthers faced off against UC Santa Barbara at the first ever LXM PRO event (see our interview with LXM founders for more info). In what was essentially a glorified fall ball game, the Panthers ousted UCSB 19-8. Martin is generally regarded as one of the best attackmen in the MCLA and finished the game with 8 goals, 4 of which were in the first quarter.

The following is raw footage from a player’s perspective. Thanks to the Chapman Men’s Lacrosse team for letting us in for a sneak peek at what makes their program so special.


No question about it, these guys like to have fun.

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Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.


  1. I’ve strung a few sticks with a patter similar to this, it’s kind of a twistless pita.  It’s nice because the ball settles into a sweet spot in the middle as it breaks in, but after awhile ball can start popping through the pocket if the diamonds are big enough.  This one looks like it should be OK.    

    I string my shooters the same way, under the crosslace, I just think it looks nicer.