Maverik Music Monday: Hosted by Joe Cinosky

Maverik Lacrosse Joe Cinosky

Editor’s note: Today marks the first Music Monday post sponsored by Maverik Lacrosse! Over the next few weeks we’ll be checking in with Maverik’s athletes to get their take on good music. Pre-game, post-game or just a few tracks to relax to, stay tuned for solid music recommendations from some of the world’s best lacrosse players!

But wait… there’s more! You’ll also get a chance to win free Maverik gear!
Keep reading for all the details…


First up – Joe Cinosky! Maverik athlete Joe Cinosky is a busy man who loves his tunes. Hailing from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, the 6’3″, 220lb defenseman competes in the NLL for the Minnesota Swarm, coaches the University of Minnesota Gophers in the MCLA, and spends his summers playing in the MLL for the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Joe was an all-american longpole at the University of Maryland, a 2009 MLL All-Star and most recently, a member of the Gold Medal 2010 US Men’s National Team.

Maverik Lacrosse Joe Cinosky

Check out Joe’s tracks below, and help him out by recommending a new song in the comments section below! If he picks your song, you’ll win a free pair of Maverik DNA Shorts!

Take it away Joe!

I’m not a huge Beastie Boys fan, but if you haven’t checked out their latest video release “Make Some Noise – Extended Cut,” they have some pretty incredible cameos in that video. “Make Some Noise” is the opening track in their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, and it might be my favorite right now.

My Morning Jacket is also releasing a new CD at the end of May, and they have a song called “Circuital” that reminds me of  warm weather – even though we aren’t getting a lot of that out here in Minnesota.

It’s hard to try and keep up with the thriving local music scene but I enjoy listening to the local band, Trampled by Turtles. They have a song called “Wait So Long” that you should definitely check out!

When it comes to pre-game music I like to start it off with some “old school” rap and then warm it up with some techno. The latest song that has been killing my battery on my iPod is “Cracks (flux pavilion remix)” by Freestylers. The Gophers like this one and it sounds way better when its played at TCF Bank Stadium.

I also usually play a couple songs from Rage Against the Machine’s Evil Empire before taking the field. It’s a classic album that just puts me in the right place before a game.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I am a huge fan of Kid Cudi. Revof, and Mr. Rager have been on repeat for the past couple of months!

What about you guys? Got any solid recommendations for me?

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Joe will pick his favorite song later this week. Feedback (likes and replies) from other readers can only help you!

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  1. If you wand some postgame techno, try out bromance by tim berg. A great song to play after a win, or in my case with thewindows down in socal, bromance is the name of the game

  2. 1. Visit for great rap/electro/and dubstep
    2. basically any Van Halen, ACDC, or Beastie Boys
    3. by rap wise, here are SOME of my favorite pregame flows:
    Bassment Party – The Cool Kids
    BDE Bonus – Mac Miller
    California Culture – G-Eazy
    Down and Out – Kid Cudi
    Get Up! – Mac Miller
    I Need A Dollar – Chris Webby ft. Mac Miller
    (personal fav) *Mastermind – Deltron 3030*
    Nikes On My Feet – Mac Miller
    One – Pmac
    Switchin Lanes – Kid Cudi
    Till I Get There – Lupe Fiasco
    Buggin Out 2009 – Kid Cudi
    CuDi Get – Kid Cudi
    Daps and Pounds – Kid Cudi
    Save My Soul – Kid Cudi

    and this is only pregame rap that gets me ready to kill someone and rip net…
    and theres alot more where that came from if your interested

  3. If you’re looking for something more on the techno side, I’d say go with
    1. C’mon (Catch ‘Em By Surprise) {feat. Busta Rhymes} by Tiesto and Diplo
    2. One by Swedish House Mafia

    If you want something a little more intense, try either
    1. Make War by Tedashii
    2. Take One Last Breath by Abandon All Ships

    If for nothing else, I hope you can at least add a few new songs to your pre-game playlist!

  4. running out to the beginning of “Im Shipping Up to Boston” by The Dropkick Murpheys or the song “Scream” by Avenged Sevenfold
    For some Dubstep look up “Power Paper Diamond Dubstep remix” just youtube it or something