The handful of Minnesota Swarm players taking part in Wednesday’s small practice session were a bit late to arrive, but the four Canadians had a good reason: they had to watch the second period of Canada’s hockey game against Latvia in the Sochi Olympics.
Seven nationally ranked MCLA clubs — including defending champion and preseason No. 1 Colorado State and last year’s runner-up and current No. 2 Colorado — will compete this weekend in the first Lax Coaches vs. Cancer event, benefitting the American Cancer Society.
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If you weren’t using a Brine Edge back in the late 90s and early 2000s people would look at you funny. It was the stick of sticks, the stick of kings, and the stick that everyone wanted to use. It was offset, had an open sidewall structure, and was basically the bomb diggity.
No more of this either or mess, as the LXM and MLL have finally come together to unify professional field lacrosse. Time to let a player play; if you can cut it, you can take your services to both pro leagues, just the way it should be. Rosie drops his thoughts on the new situation.
Of course the big news last week was that Adrenaline and LXM PRO had reached an agreement with Major League Lacrosse. There was a wide range of reactions to this, though the majority of people seem excited about the potential this deal has for impacting the growth of the game. Greg “Beast” Gurenlian, one of MLL’s best face-off men, had this hilarious comment about the MLL and LXM deal, and the possibility of Kyle Harrison’s return to the MLL.
Last week we had UNC vs UVA for the whole enchilada that was 1986. This week, we’re going two days further back in time to see how UNC made it to the finals. How’d they do it? They knocked off legendary Johns Hopkins, that’s how!
The Virginia Cavaliers men’s lacrosse team won their third game of the year (in their third one goal game of the year), topping Drexel 11-10. It’s hard to call a team battle tested this early in the year, but if anyone has the right to do so, it’s UVA.
After winning the Ivy League and defeating Penn State in the first round of last year’s tournament, the Yale Bulldogs will be just as dangerous in 2014 as they were last year.
Shortly after the MLL collegiate draft wrapped up, Connor Wilson tossed an interesting suggestion my way, one you pretty much never hear from website editor: Wait. That’s right, instead of posting a wrap-up piece the following day, he wanted me to take some time, check out each team’s picks in both drafts, add in their various offseason moves and try to get a better idea of what these teams are working with at this point of the offseason.
With almost every college in the country now “in season”, and many high schools starting up soon, it’s time to talk about that all important first practice. Here are some guidelines I use to make sure my team always has a great first practice of the Spring.
Providing a weekly rundown of the most interesting things that recently happened in the whole wide world of lacrosse, Crosse Clicks is to the lacrosse enthusiast as SparkNotes is to the above-average student!
Matt Poskay took over the Seahawks program in 2012, but Wagner has not seen a lot of improvement in the wins department as the program is 2-25 in those two seasons. To be fair, Wagner had only won two games total in the six years before that, so maybe it was actually a huge improvement.