Dear LaxAllStars.com reader, Below is a copy of last week’s Weekly Draw email newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers on Friday, November 15th. To receive the Weekly Draw at its time of publication, please sign up here. Thanks, and Grow The Game! – The LAS Team Today we’re excited to launch a brand new contest sponsored by Maverik and Cascade Lacrosse. But first, let’s take a look at 3 ways you can grow the game right now, shall we? 1)…
The production value of the video above doesn’t hurt, but what’s really good about it is the skill on display from attackman Jason Kelly of Salesianum Lacrosse. He’s got a strong left hand, good size, and a nice ability to parlay that size, speed, strength, and skill into tons of solid scoring chances. He also buries the ball pretty well, and finds open teammates nicely.
Sol (Sol Moravia-Rosenberg) is a hip-hop artist based out of Seattle, Washington. His understated lyrics, exuberant performances, and diverse instrumentation have solidified him among the leaders of the northwest music scene. Last year, he released his first independent album, Yours Truly, which quickly rose to #1 on the iTunes US Hip-Hop Chart. Sol then decided to leave the United States on a ten month globe-trotting hiatus as part of the Bonderman Honors Travel Fellowship he was awarded at the University of Washington. Ten months and ten countries later, Sol returned to the United States, evolved and inspired. Now equipped with a world of perspective, Sol is ready to share his newest project, Eyes Open. If you haven’t caught wind of Sol’s music, you’re in for a treat.
Club teams from Canada, the West Coast, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and several regions descended upon Annapolis during the second weekend of November for UP Lax. I took in the games, and while the players listed below are not necessarily the best players at the event, each of them captured our attention in one way or another during the games that we saw.
The first two installments of this “Concussions in Lacrosse” series detailed what a concussion really is and why we should care about them. We covered a number of potential consequences of concussions (Post-Concussion Syndrome, Second Impact Syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to outline why it is important to pay attention to them and protect ourselves.
Stephen Cuccurullo of the Tenacious Turtles wins a face off clamp, pulls the ball out with one hand, and goes behind his back to keep possession. I am pretty sure I couldn’t do that! The ref is in the way, but the video should be slow enough where you can see the action. Pretty insane stuff from a kid who is still quite a few years away from playing in college.
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! (11/16/2013)
Saturday is here and that means it’s time to work on those stick skills. In the past we have had some kind of either stick flips or sidewall stalls. This week is a little of both. Take a peek at the trick this week called the spin cycle! Remember to master the basics of the trick before trying all of it.
It was not easy, but we have chosen the winner for the Epoch Lacrosse breast cancer awareness shaft giveaway contest. The LaxAllStars gang had a hard time selecting a winner, but Parker Nolan is the lucky recipient of a new Dragonfly from Epoch.
Winning gear at lacrosse camps is pretty awesome. This LAS Community member did just that, except he doesn’t know what team these custom Brine King IV gloves are from. Have you seen them before?
StringKing interviewed CJ Costabille on their blog recently, and they touched on a number of different and interesting topics. They also asked CJ for his thoughts on recruiting, and choosing a college, and sent his doozy of an answer over to us, because they knew we’d want to share it!
Our brethren up in Washington needs your help! The following letter was passed along to us asking for any help they can get. Let’s show them what we got. Nike has already donated sticks, but they still need everything else. Let’s help a family in need.
Last week when we talked about STX’s new K18 microsite, we introduced you to the real Kyle Harrison. Or did we? K18 has something else up his internet-sleeve, and it’s his own, non-STX sponsored, professional website. Get ready to know Kyle Harrison on a whole ‘nother level.
In partnership with Cascade and Maverik Lacrosse, LaxAllStars.com is excited to announce a lacrosse helmet design contest centered around something that is close to our hearts. Prior to founding Lacrosse All Stars, Jeff Brunelle and Ryan Craven both played in the MCLA, a league that is made up entirely of collegiate student athletes who pay to play.
The 2013 Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase went down last weekend in Sin City, and I was there with UCLA competing in the Best of the West collegiate division. I was able to snap some photos of play in all divisions, though, and here are some of the best!
Ben DeLuca was dismissed as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Cornell University today. The school issued an ambiguous statement thanking DeLuca for his work (he was there for over ten years as a player and coach), and stating that the program needed new leadership. They then promoted assistant coach Matt Kerwick.
The Iroquois were voted back into the Blue Division for the 2014 World Championships in Denver, but now it looks like Germany may be getting knocked out of the top division to make room for the Nationals. The matter is up for a vote this month by the FIL member nations.
More great break-in advice from Greg Rose: The initial advice on breaking in the pocket is to make sure all the crosslace junctions secure around the leather and keep the diamonds even. To make sure of this, keep a careful eye on the diamonds as it breaks in and use your finger to scoot the junction back into an equalizing position if it shifts….
So technically this is a Salt Shakerz Instagram post, but I saw it on their Twitter, so it still counts. In some downtime at the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase, this Shaker got his juggling game going!
You may have seen photos, or heard how Typhoon Yolanda has hit the Philippines extremely hard. It was a massive storm, and did untold damage to the island nation. The Philippines Lacrosse Association, a group of mainly American born lacrosse players of Filipino descent, hoping to help the sport take off in their home country, is now getting involved to help out. We spoke with Ron Garcia of the PLA to get more information on what they are doing, and how you can help out.