John Grant Junior just led the Denver Outlaws to their first MLL Championship with a Championship Game MVP performance to top off an outstanding season, and Casey Powell led the Florida Launch in their first year of existence – and the entirety of Major League Lacrosse – in points this year to be named overall season MVP. Have we gone back to the future?
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If you watch ESPN, you’ve probably noticed that the Little League World Series is going on right now. It’s pretty cool to see all these kids playing on such a big stage while still having a blast, but what if lacrosse had something similar?
The Ohio Machine are heading to the Major League Lacrosse playoffs for the first time in the team’s three seasons in Columbus. A big part of their success has been the play of LXM PROs Kyle Harrison and Peter Baum, and the latter tweeted an awesome photo of a packed stadium behind him during the Machine’s regular season finale.
Here at LaxAllStars we are really excited about the new Maverik M3 lacrosse gloves. Last Friday, Notre Dame lacrosse released a photo on Twitter of their first M3 color way, and the navy and gold look good!
The MLL season is now well underway, and this week on the #MLLCoachesCall, New York Lizards head coach Joe Spallina spoke plainly about winning and losing. Hint: he’d rather win even if it doesn’t look pretty.
So we’ve had a few Thompson Trio Tweets of the Week already, but this one definitely takes the cake. Casey Powell just called out the Thompson Trio on Twitter, and they responded with an open invitation to come play a game of lacrosse HORSE.
Lyle Thompson is about to add to the new single-season points record in college lacrosse this weekend, and his brother Miles is only a few points behind him. Of course cousin Ty is a shooter on his own, and the Thompson Trio take on Loyola in round one of the NCAA playoffs this weekend. Read on to see what MLL Rookie of the Year Matt Gibson had to say about Lyle’s huge point total!
This “whole Jay Z saying lacrosse is soft in a song to dis Drake” thing is just getting out of hand. I think the situation blew up way more than it needed to in the lacrosse world, but one good response was from former pro wrestler (and Long Island lax dad) Taz.
John Grant Junior recently hit a huge NLL milestone: 600 career goals. Junior is only the third player to hit this mark, joining John Tavares and Gary Gait in the 600 club. A lot of well-deserved congratulations went out to the Mammoth star, but none funnier than this from face-off man Jerry Ragonese:
Major League Lacrosse has seemingly gone away from using the grippy, neon orange balls that they have used in the past. This caused quite a stir on Twitter, especially from the Chesapeake Bayhawk’s head coach Dave Cottle. At first the rumor was that grippy balls picked up too much dirt, making them hard to see on TV. When the discussion turned to the color of the balls being the issue, the best tweet came in the form of Trevor Tierney appealing to Connor Martin.
Over the last few weeks Connor has been asking if the D1 lacrosse poll was serious, evaluating where teams are ranked from #1 to #20 and seeing if the voters got it right. But an interesting thought posed by one of our Twitter followers has us thinking: Is 20 the right number to rank?
The Thompson Trio is certainly well-known in the lacrosse world at this point. But are they the most exciting players since Mike Powell donned #22 at Syracuse? Kyle Harrison seems to think so!
In honor of me traveling to the East Coast this week and there being snow on the ground when I look outside, here’s an awesome tweet and photo from Notre Dame assistant coach Gerry Byrne from their game against Ohio State.
Welcome to a Throwback Spotted! We have found some YouTube footage of Dallas Eliuk, an NLL Hall of Fame goalie who played most of his career with the Philadelphia Wings, as a contestant on The Price Is Right, of course hosted by the legendary Barker.
While Twitter is usually a place for sharing news and links, it can also facilitate great conversations, 140 characters at a time. Such a conversation occurred surrounding one of Connor’s recent Hot Pot articles, which discussed the “Specialization Problem” and proposed a rule to fix it. Faceoff Academy cofounder Jerry Ragonese was part of the conversation, and had this particularly standout tweet.