Note: Adrenaline, an LXM sponsor, is an LAS advertising partner. Faceoff for the 8th game of the LXM|ATS is set for 6:15pm on Saturday, December 7th. Unfortunately Maverik United’s opportunity to end Team STX’s winning streak in Tucson was postponed until this weekend due to unprecedented weather conditions and cancellation of the game for player safety. We’re talking monsoon level rains and a pool of water in place of a field. In Vegas, MavU must come out of the gates…
Welcome back to traditional Thursday. This week, we’re seeing how low we can go. We’re talking 2 diamond trads and diamond size theory. Sometimes less is more…
As we all know by now, Brodie Merrill was traded from the Florida Launch to the Boston Cannons. Brodie was called the long stick middie GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) by John Grant, Jr., and when you’re the best you’ve clearly logged some miles. How much does he have left in the tank?
There are a lot of really nice old wooden sticks out there, and there are a number of stick makers who do fantastic work. Alf Jacques and Mitchell Brothers are two men who still make wonderful sticks today, but back in the day an Etienne Martin was another gem, and if you can find one of these oldies, scoop it up!
News is starting to hit the wire that the FIL member vote on the Iroquois – Germany proposal has come back in, and that the Iroquois Nationals will be placed back in the Blue Division for the upcoming world lacrosse championships in Denver this Summer while Germany will be bumped out of the Blue Division.
The lacrosse world championships traveled down under to Perth, Australia in 1990 but playing in the Southern Hemisphere didn’t do much to change the pecking order for national teams. Canada and the US obviously matched up for a great game and the video picks up the play with the US up 5-2 early in the second quarter.
Blue Chip Nationals began their second weekend with a practice at Loyola’s Ridley Athletic Complex. The Nationals are the brainchild of Ted Spencer, current Blue Chip 225 director and former head coach at Fairfield. Peter Tumbas shines some light on this elite national travel program.
The biggest news out of Florida so far has been the Casey Powell – Joe Walters swap that went down yesterday. Powell was a leader for the Bayhawks last year, and helped them win their second straight title. It’s a little surprising to see Powell leave such a monster team, but when you consider all the promotion work he did for the last MLL All-Star game (held in Florida), it starts to make a lot of sense…
I’ve gone over to Prague for the Ales Hrebesky Memorial the last two years, and as you’ve seen from our coverage, it’s an amazing event! But this year, LAS and I are looking to step up the Grow The Game effort in Europe, and we’re hoping to get some fellow American and Canadian players on board.
A few weekends ago, the Adrenaline High Rollers: SoCal recruiting event took place at Orange Coast College. Our friends at MaxLaxOC attended the event and put together two awesome videos, including a video of the High School All-Star game.
As I was making my way across the internet news scene this morning, I came across the most discouraging and tragic story I have encountered in a long while. It involves lacrosse at a low level, but on a much larger scale, it tells a darker story of America, where success in the face of adversity can be wiped away in a flash by a random act of violence.
Since we’re in the middle of Hanukkah, it seemed like a good time to share one of Israel Lacrosse’s photos for Photo of the Week! Here we have some brand new players in Ashkelon, an Israeli city that is home to the Israel Lacrosse Association (ILA) and is the sister city of Baltimore.
We have seen A LOT of Huarache spottings in the NFL this season. Many of them that we’ve pointed out have been courtesy of tips from reader Sergey Baklykov, and this one is no different. Here we have our first Pittsburgh Steeler player spotted in Huaraches, and it’s Emmanuel Sanders.
It was my first time fixing up a woodie, but the stick came out great, and throws on a dime. It was so nice that I convinced myself I could shoot a skeet pigeon out of the air… I did come pretty close!
The first lacrosse-only retail store has opened up in New York City, and I made the trip into Manhattan last week to check it out in person. Apple Lacrosse is located at 147 W35th Street, on the fourth floor, and while the upstairs location may seem a bit weird to non-New Yorkers, for those of us that live in the City, it makes a lot of sense.
The USLL has announced it’s first franchise in league history. The Maine Moose Trax will be playing out of the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine starting in the fall of 2014.
UCLA Men’s Lacrosse is pleased to welcome two new assistant coaches to Westwood for the 2013-2014 academic year: George Buckley (Duke ’05) and Matt Gibson (Yale ’12). Buckley, a four-time letter winner at Duke, will coach the UCLA defense. Gibson, a two-time First Team All-American at Yale and the 2012 Rookie of the Year in Major League Lacrosse, will coach the Bruins’ offense.
Hot and fresh out the kitchen! Yes, it’s that time of the week again. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and start to Hanukkah. Since I’m sure all of you were remixing your Thanksgiving dinners into leftover sandwiches and stews all weekend, I figured it was a great week to bring you some chopped up and revamped versions of recent hip hop songs, starting with none other than our beloved JT. Justin Timberlake – “TKO (Black Friday Remix)” Featuring Pusha-T, J….
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End Caps, a weekly review from the mind of Mark Donahue. Every weekend he will refresh your memory on what happened over the last 7 or so days. Lacrosse news and junk from the world around us! This week, Nick Jonas, Project 9.9 and more (12/02/2013)