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Throwback Thursday: Where Did The Pole Go?

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I used to be a midfielder, but that was high school. In college I got moved to long stick, because I could run, and now I can’t. So what do I do now? I play some wall ball, and sit on the crease in lacrosse games. I’ve become an attackman!

Here is my positional cycle, in photos:

Connor Wilson 4th grade lacrosse weston

My first time playing lacrosse. Traditional? Yup.

Connor playing for Weston against Concord-Carlisle in 1999. Power cradle. lacrosse

Only two shooters? Way ahead of my time.

Connor Wilson Wesleyan Lacrosse Old School

I “customized” my gloves by writing the #6 on them with Sharpie.

My box form is... still suspect.

My box form is… still suspect.

Slower, but smarter? I hope the latter is true.

Slower, but smarter? I hope the latter is also true.

I also played goalie between 6th grade and 8th grade, but I’m glad I don’t have any photos of that. I really hate getting hit with the ball EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Stepping into a shot as a defender once in a while? Happy to do it. Full-time job? No thanks! I’m just not that tough.

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Connor Wilson

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.

3 Comments

  • Where did the pole go? More like where did those GTG Invitational jerseys go…those things are gorgeous!

    But in all seriousness, it’s great to see your evolution as a player and see that you’ve played EVERY position. Especially when it comes down to pick-up ball, which is arguably the “purest” form of the sport (though not the most refined), it doesn’t matter what position you play, it just matters that you play and you have fun doing it.

  • It’s good to see evolution through position. I’ve only played attack and middie and I feel like if I branched out into other positions, even if it meant only at practice, my lax IQ would increase greatly.

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