The NFHS rules committee came together and laid down the law. With so many new rule changes for 2014, Mark Donahue tries to make sense of it all.
It’s Traditional Thursday! This week we have Championship goals from Major League Lacrosse’s first three seasons, and each and every one is scored with a traditional stick! It’s a bygone day, where the best of the best all used leather and cross lace to get the job done. Lizards and Bayhawks just going AT IT!
Help us find someone who screams, I’m a Game Grower, with not only their words, but their actions. We want to reward all of the best Game Growers nationwide with your help!
JP Masaryk is a rising senior (2014) from Fairfield Prep in Fairfield, CT and surprisingly, this Face Off prospect hasn’t committed anywhere yet. Late bloomer in the house? Perhaps! Check out the video of JP below, and tell me this kid doesn’t have some potential!
When Casey Powell tweets about Paul Rabil tweeting about John Grant, Jr. … there’s just too much talent in one tweet thread to be ignored. It turns out Junior made an awesome menu item, the Legendary Mammoth Burger, named of course for his NLL team, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Denver.
Sometimes, you just need a nice, clean time and room goal in your day. Nothing flashy about this one, just a skip pass to a set-your-feet-and-rip-it from Team TLN middie and Southland Lax alum David Lee.
With Championship Weekend right around the corner, Major League Lacrosse has been recognizing some of the hardest working members of their organization, and rightfully so!
After reading a recent Lax All Stars blog titled “Who Will Add D1 Lacrosse Next?” and the follow up post “Responding To Criticism From The Growth Blog”, Tony Lowe of Elev8 Sports Institute got to thinking of the reasons why big time sport schools, like Florida State and University of Florida, have not ventured into Men’s Lacrosse, while schools like Boston University, Richmond, Furman, Marquette, and Jacksonville have.
As a sponsor of boys and girls lacrosse at the 2013 JCC Maccabi Games, Israel Lacrosse hosted a clinic in between games to expose people who had never seen lacrosse before to the sport. Israel Lacrosse brought in former Dartmouth and Long Island Lizards goalie Andrew Goldstein so that everyone at the clinic could take some shots against a great keeper!
Last week, I published an article by Brian Conlon of LaxKingsTV, where he listed out four NCAA D1 teams that he thought would add D1 men’s lacrosse in the next six years. This is an ambitious project for anyone to take on, and there are a number of different approaches one could take. The Growth Blog took issue with Brian’s approach, and even called our journalistic integrity into question, which quite truthfully, I appreciate.
Connor Wilson spoke with Mike Levin, the Executive Director of MetroLacrosse, and a former MLL player, about the current state of the organization, and Mike provided a wealth of knowledge and information. Their conversation is inside.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Fighting alone isn’t the biggest problem in box lacrosse. In my opinion, fighting is much more a symptom of a rough, and often under-referreed game, where players can take unseen liberties, and possibly inflict serious bodily harm through the pace of play. As it stands now, with small referee crews and, at times, loosely interpreted rules, it allows the players to sort things out themselves, and maintain some sense of order and safety.
One of my fellow attackmen on Team TLN is Kyle Peterson (San Marcos ’13). Kyle is a pretty cool guy, and he was a prolific scorer in his two years of college ball. Last season, he led MCLA Division II in points per game, with a whopping 8.5 a contest and over 100 points on the season. Kyle showcased his skills with Team TLN with this slick backhanded flip goal on the crease.
This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend, and participate in, my first Brawl in McCall. The Brawl is a fairly small tournament on the beautiful Payette Lake, a few hours north of Boise, Idaho.
Last weekend’s Hounds vs. Bayhawks game was a good one, with the Hawks holding on for a two goal lead and establishing the matchups for the playoffs. Photographer Craig Chase was on hand to take in the game, and he got a great one of Loyola Greyhounds grads Eric Lusby and Josh Hawkins, both of the MLL’s Charlotte Hounds.
While summer isn’t technically over for another month (September 21st to be exact), school is starting up and that basically seals the deal for many of the younger laxers out there. With that in mind, we are dedicating this week’s Reader Poll to ramping up some enthusiasm for the coming school year and fall season.
Here at LAS we like to reminisce about the past and Lacrosse.com’s current 20% off sale on Warrior Gloves got us thinking. What are some of our favorite Warrior Gloves of the past and present? Keep in mind this is purely preference and just a list of some of our favorites. Be sure to let us know what your favorite Warrior gloves are or if we left any out in the comments below.
Reader Jarred sent in this week’s spotting of a lacrosse stick in a Brand Saver coupon book! I wonder if there’s a good coupon that Warrior Cobra on the cover?
A life hack refers to any tip or trick that helps get things done quickly by automating, increasing productivity, organizing, or saving time. Here at LAS we’ve come up with some Lax Hacks that can save you some frustration and allow more time for other things.
This week’s stick trick is inspired by, none other than the master himself, Matt Gibson. I saw him do this trick in the UCLA video and thought it would be perfect for this week.