With tournament #1 (Berlin) in the books, the European Lacrosse League is off and running. Tournament #2 takes place this weekend in Radotin, Czech Republic, and we’ve got Jamie Plunkett and Simon Krause in a LIVE Hangout to talk about the ELL, and this weekend’s event.
While attackmen, middies, goalies, and even defensemen, will get lots of recognition for their contributions to their teams there is a group of players grinding it out in positions that aren’t nearly as glorious, but no team could succeed without them. The class of 2014 is full of talent in these types of positions, and these are only a few of the many skilled players whose names you might not hear on TV.
I have truly enjoyed reading every word of Gordon Corsetti’s three part series on The Original Game. Each post has been a learning experience, and I’ve been surprised at just how much the original game has helped shape (and still shapes!) the modern version of field lacrosse. While there are a number of great old rules, one overarching concept I’d love to see brought back to field lacrosse is the Best-of-Five Series being required to win a championship.
Created as a potential solution to the new college lacrosse head and shooting string rules, the Chenango Top String causes a really tight channel and a natural “U” in your shooters.
If you are a gear-head like myself, you will have noticed the latest top string trend sweeping the nation: The Chenango Top String! As far as we can tell, this top string was first created by Syracuse player Matt Pratt in his attempt to deal with and alter the four inch shooting string rule.
A few weeks back, one of our readers notified us about Musket Lacrosse and the great things they were doing for lacrosse players. I reached out to them and was able to have a few conversations with the man behind the scenes, Bryan Jenkins, to learn more about Musket Lacrosse and their product offerings.
55 players were drafted into the NLL last night in Oakville, Ontario. The Lacrosse Network held a LIVE Hangout, which was a lot of fun, and can be seen above. See below for the complete 2013 NLL Draft Results and some commentary on how it all went down. I’ll provide some general observations, and name a couple of guys worth watching!
According to Bayhawks head coach Dave Cottle, 94 feet is the distance a halogen lamp projects its light; a number so arbitrary you’d have to assume it to be correct. “If you’re driving from Florida to Maryland,” said Cottle during a mid-season conference call, “you’re not looking at Florida or Maryland, you’re looking 94 feet ahead of you.”
We have another photo from Mark Donahue’s Yellowstone adventure! Two weeks ago we saw the Yellowstone Bear String It Forward, and today Old Faithful is in the spotlight.
This week’s Spotted is a little PSA from our friends at Jockey…
Fritts is back! This week with four songs from three different genres. Mixing it up on Monday!
Welcome back to Monday Night Memories! Last week, Randy Fraser detailed an insane box lacrosse brawl that he saw up close and personal. This week, Brian Cost joins LAS to detail how he got CRUSHED back in 2004, and how it was so very well worth it!
Chris Hogan played lacrosse at Penn State University for four years, but his athletic journey was far from over. Instead of vying for a spot in Major League Lacrosse, Hogan went back to school, and played football at Monmouth University, a smaller D1 school that has produced NFL players like Miles Austin. Now, Hogan is making waves on the Buffalo Bills’ roster in the National Football League himself.
In this post, Gordon Corsetti analyzes the Laws of Lacrosse as written by WIlliam Beers, and adopted in 1868 by the National Lacrosse Association of Canada, and he compares those laws to the 2013 NFHS and NCAA rulebooks that all of us played, coached, and officiated by this past season.
This week’s Music Monday is a trip. Last Friday I visited the moon via the “Cud Life Tour” featuring Logic, Big Sean, and Kid Cudi. While Kid Cudi isn’t a new name in music, he is relevant as ever. The Man on the Moon put on a show and certainly lived up to his name. It was the complete experience.
On October 5th, Team USA hopefuls will once again face a grueling day of lacrosse to decide who makes the team, and who gets cut. The 52 man roster has been split into 26 man “White” and “Blue” teams, and before taking on each other in an inter-squad scrimmage, the White squad will take on Loyola, while the Blue squad will face Towson. The games will be played as part of the Play for Parkinson’s Showcase on October 5th in Alexandria, VA.
NYC ULAX fall ball is back! The league features great diversity in terms of talent and experience, and it’s not uncommon to see a Wisconsin helmet or local HS player matched up against a D1 alum or current MLL player. The games are fun, and can get a little intense, but everyone keeps a certain moniker in mind during the action: “we all have to work on Monday”.
The Lacrosse Network broadcast the 2013 NLL Combine Prospects Game last night, and it’s a great watch! These guys are all trying to make a name for themselves in this game, and are playing with hopes of being drafted tonight (Monday, Sep. 16th).
Editor’s Note: Patrick Dougherty of Turkey Lacrosse is back in LAS with a final preview of the rapidly upcoming TLO 2013! The Turkey Lacrosse Open 2013 (TLO13) is almost upon us, and to get ready the organizing crew have been working our little tails off. This is our first major lacrosse tournament in Turkey’s history. We held a small tournament in June 2012 with national teams from Bulgaria, Israel and of course, Turkey all involved, but this year we stepped…
Matt Schomburg of FoGoLax.net is in Norway right now, putting on clinics and sharing the Beauty of the Face Off Battle. While Schommy was in Scandinavia, he snapped a couple of photos, and it’s clear that LAS is taking of in Norge!