In this post, we’ve included the 12 most viewed stories from 2012. Our newsletter subscribers have already seen this list, but now we’re bringing it to the everyone in the lacrosse world! If you want to join the elite list of LAS newsletter recipients, sign up here:
More importantly than the actual articles themselves, this tells us a lot about our readers, and what the lacrosse world is most intrigued by. After reviewing the 12 most viewed stories from 2012, we go over a few big takeaway points!
Grow The Game!
The 12 Most Viewed Posts of 2012
#12: Pocket Rule Change Update: Shooting Strings for 2013 – 5,256 views
#11: 2012 College Lacrosse All Traditional Team – 5,257 views
#10: The Top 10 Best MLL Players Who Didn’t Play D1 Lacrosse – 6,389 views
#9: Nike Elite Breast Cancer Socks – 6,647 views
#8: 2013 Nike Lacrosse Catalog – 6,661 views
#7: Loyola Goes Top Cheddar from 70 Yards: Sportcenter #1! – 6,785 views
#6: Present Without Comment: Great Dane Ball Retention – 6,958 views
#5: Superhuman Paul Rabil Did the Impossible on ESPN? – 8,251 views
#4: 2012 Oregon Ducks Lacrosse Uniforms – 8,297 views
#3: NCAA Rules Committee Recommends Shocking Changes – 11,1131 views
#2: Iroquois Hidden Ball Trick from 60 Yards Away – 12,220 views
#1: UA “Cam’s Night Out” Commercial & the 2012 Pro Bowl Highlight Cleats – 15,113 views
3 Major Points of Interest for 2012:
The saying ‘look good, feel good, play good’ has never been more true than it is today in the lacrosse world. With the ability to have almost complete customization of how your team looks on the field, teams have been coming up with some very unique and crazy ways to stand out from everyone else – and almost everyone loves it!
Bright colors, full sublimation, chrome everything – you name it, equipment companies will do it.
Lacrosse on TV
As lacrosse grows, so does the media coverage, and most importantly, the TV coverage. Last year we saw over 200 games broadcast via television and internet, with more people than ever turning in to watch them. As ESPN and other major networks start to pick up more and more lacrosse games, it will only be a matter of time before you start seeing lacrosse on prime time television – think Monday Night Football.
An Evolving Game
With the growth of the game, comes change, and the lacrosse world has definitely started to see plenty of changes in the past year. Professional lacrosse players are taking their athleticism to the next level, pockets are being re-strung to keep the ball secure, rules are being created in hopes of making the game better, and no longer do you have to hail from the NCAA D1 ball to be considered a great in the sport.
All three of these concepts boil down to one thing; the growth of lacrosse. Lacrosse is being played at an all-time high in terms of numbers, and with an annual growth rate of just over 10% since 2002, lacrosse will continue to become a bigger part of the sports world and the culture of gear, media, and technology that surrounds it.
For a look into 2013, check out our Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Season Preview posts!