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Rare Wednesday Lacrosse Drop!

Pink Reebok Box Lacrosse Helmet
Play Lax!

I don’t think we’ve ever done a Lacrosse Drop on a Wednesday before.  It’s usually reserved for Thursdays, maybe Fridays, and ever so rarely, Saturdays.  We’re keeping you on your toes, so watch out!  It’s like a game of box lacrosse.

We’re going to run through the lacrosse stories you won’t find everywhere else, all in one place, and all for your reading pleasure.

Lacrosse Tournament in Mexico

There will be a lacrosse tournament in Mexico City on the 18th and 19th (and a clinic on the 17th) of February.  There will be 8 college teams from Mexico, one team coming down from Toronto, Canada, another team from the West Coast and possibly even a team from NYC.  From what we have heard, the fields where the games are going to be played are great for lax.  We also hear people playing lacrosse in the area are all good people that just love lacrosse and want to learn.  Sounds like a GREAT event!!!!

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US Lacrosse Convention

Are you going to the US Lacrosse Convention in Philly January 13-15, 2012?  If you are and you haven’t registered yet, GET ON IT!  Now’s your chance for a $45 discount for coaches, officials and administrators!  Saving money is always good.  Early US Lacrosse Registration link.  Herman Edwards will be there.  You know, “Coach”.  He used to coach the Jets?  That guy.  He’s great!

Plus John Danowski will be there, and so will Jim Berkman, and so will Richie Meade!  Maybe Meade will begin to talk more about Team USA in 2014… that’s exciting!  Berkman and Danowski are great to learn from, and interesting speakers.  Both the men’s and women’s sides offer a ton of speakers and opportunities to learn, network, and be involved in the biggest lax convention in the word.  LAS will be there, and we can promise it will be epic!

2011 US Lacrosse Convention ©2010 John Strohsacker / LaxPhotos.com

USA! USA! USA Women sign autographs.

Photo courtest John Stroshacker and US Lacrosse.

But that is NOT everything.  In fact, it’s far from it!  The worldwide debut of the Crooked Arrows trailer will debut right before Herm takes the stage on Friday night.  And then after that?  The MLL college draft is being held!  Want to go to a pro draft?  All you have to do is RSVP via facebook.  Well, that was easy.  Add in some on field show and tell by current pros and top level coaches, tons of gear and new stuff and the Convention is going to be good this year.

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Grow The Game Pink Box Lacrosse Helmet – WE LOVE IT!

Steven Trocki got his Laxmas Grab Bag and put the stickers to good use right away:

Just got the sweet grab bag ,THANK YOU!  And last week got my new box lid (saw what Malcolm Chase did to his pink lid and was inspired, and we’re playing against him tonight, maybe he’ll go easy on my ribs)… 2 and 2 together and this is what transpired!  GTG!

Pink Reebok Box Lacrosse Helmet

Sweet dome!

Pink Reebok Box Lacrosse Helmet

Play Lax!

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Uganda Lacrosse League Update!

The first week of the Uganda Lacrosse League is in the books!  This is so cool… On the women’s side, the Angels and the Doves faced off with the Angels taking a 7-2 win on December 17th.  Full Report for the Women’s game. Over on the men’s side, the Panthers Lacrosse Club lost a hard fought game, 4-2, to Lacrosse Warriors.  Oneonta Lacrosse Club also won, by a score of 5-0 over Kings Lacrosse.  Full Men’s Game Reports here.  Thanks to Ibra and Katy for sending over the updates!

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Universidad de Pittsburgh y Lacrosse en Panamá.

Si puede leer en Espanol, lea esto.  Lacrosse se abra paso en Panamá.

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LOL

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A Dye To Remember

Mike Synek, our inside man at the Midwest Indoor Lacrosse Association, recently picked up a new head with a USAtastic dye job on it.  It’s also got a little deeper meaning.  I’ll let Mike explain:

This was a tribute dye for a teammate and good friend of mine who passed away in 2008.  Jason played with me at Illinois State and also served in the Navy doing a tour in Iraq before coming to ISU.  My buddy (who did the dye) wanted to keep the American flag theme with his name on the scoop and his number on the ball stop (which you can’t see from the picture).

USA JasonR Nash Dye Job Lacrosse

Sweet Dye!

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Mount Olive adding lacrosse, already showing off helmets!

In 2013 Mount Olive will have an NCAA D2 Lacrosse team competing in the Carolinas Conference.  St. Andrew’s left NCAA D2 this year, and now their coach had made the move to MOC.  The lids are aggressive.  Good to see a new team popping up right when one dropped off.  It’s better than shrinkage.

Mount Olive College lacrosse helmets1

Mount Olive, getting fancy. Welcome to the lax world, MOC!DyeM

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Connor is the Publisher of LacrosseAllStars.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

14 Comments

  • I am one of 3 captains of the MOC club lacrosse team and we’re thrilled about how we got the team to go NCAA but we are extremely discouraged with how Mount Olive College is going about announcing the start of the team.  We have put blood, sweat, and tears into this team for two years now and we don’t receive any recognition?  I think MOC needs to get they’re stuff straight.

  • The exact same scenario happened here at Marquette University. They athletic department didn’t even take the time to inform us ahead of time that the sport was going D1. And they haven’t even met with us once since then. Poor display of tact being displayed both MOC and Marquette it seems…It’s sad.

  • Well the team knew about the sport going D2 since we were the ones who pushed it to happen.  Our coach talked with the president of the college on a daily basis to see where the team stood on going NCAA.  It’s the fact that not one blog has said anything about our club team and what we have accomplished.  I am 100% for growing the game but it’s nice to get some recognition once in a while.

  • You should be more than happy that you got the team to be D2 and not whine so much about not being mentioned in some blog or press release….

  • I am happy for the team.  I am happy for the school and the new players.  I may seem to be whining to you, but at least I’ve worked for something that deserves recognition.

  • I’m glad you worked hard to get that, I really am. Now I hope you are prepared to work even harder to actually make the team since I personally know and played for Lawson and the new guys that you will be seeing this spring and next fall and guess what… they are extremely talented. 

  • St. Andrews didn’t cut lax, the school is moving from the NCAA to the NAIA.  They will still field a varsity program it will just compete in the MCLA until enough NAIA schools sponsor it to have a separate championship.  They are expected to join the SELC 2nd Division.

  • All so the sword helmet is a rip from an old SA helmet they wore until Lawson’s 2nd year.  (Granted SA ripped it off of the Scottish Claymores.)

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