Hot Pot Of Lax: The MCLA Eats The MCLA


Yesterday, 412 Lax published a post titled MCLA Poll Disaster.”

While I completely understand the concerns laid out in the article, the comments section led me to wonder why so many MCLA enthusiasts were losing sleep over a March 1st Top 25 Poll.

My advice to anyone bewildered by the Top 25: take a turn to the left or the right and move on. There’s a long season ahead and no one needs to waste time over the some petty, bottom of the barrel poll votes.

Rather than spending time blabbering about what’s fair and unfair with other MCLA fans, bottle those feelings up and put your energy to good use by marketing your own team and/or supporting your alma mater.

The MCLA is too young to start having debates over the national tournament selection system. It’s not developed enough yet for current team and league leaders to waste time arguing amongst each other. It’s not well known enough for anyone outside the league to care.

You can change that today by beginning to focus on the positives. If you’re in a team leadership role, don’t worry about what you don’t have; focus on what you want to obtain. Make your team’s presence known and gain the respect of your peers. Dedicate your time and effort to making the league better, not bringing it down.

At some point in time in any new venture, fools have a tendency to rush in and things get sloppy. Now is not the time for that to happen to the MCLA, and preventing it starts with current leaders taking the high road. Dedicate your efforts to one thing: progress.

Don’t bring the league down, build it up.



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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. The quote of the article, “It’s not well known enough for anyone outside the league to care.”

    Nailed it. If the person walking down the street can’t understand in less than a sentence or two why the injustice you describe is an injustice, then it probably doesn’t matter. I’m quite confident by the end of the season we’ll know whether Oregon deserves a place in the national tournament or not, and the poll will be meaningless.