Talking Pockets is back with another MCLA interview. This time, we talk pockets with Sonoma State sophomore Michael Tomita, who strung up a then-brand new Lakota U head at the beginning of the summer.
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In April, we introduced you to Kelly Curtis, the founder of the Northeast Classic. Today, she stops by to showcase the 2013 Northeast Classic that is set to go down October 12th and 13th.
Welles Crowther was a former Division 1 lacrosse player working in the World Trade Center on September 11th. This ESPN piece from Outside The Lines tells the heroic story of his life, and it’s simply something you have to see and hear to believe.
High quality NCAA Tournaments in the Fall are few and far between. That’s not to say there aren’t any in existence, but when the HEADstrong Foundation announced their new fall collegiate event for this October, it immediately jumped to the front of the pack, especially considering everything that will be going into this tournament.
It is the fall season, one of wonder and excitement. The Mann Cup is going strong, the NLL is still a ways off, and college teams are really starting to get down to business. Let’s take a look in at some of the teams across the country, and how they are prepping for the Spring of 2014!
Tufts Alumni came together for a day of lacrosse at last weekend’s CityLax Southampton Shootout, and they threw a GoPro on former All-American defender Eytan Saperstein’s helmet and recorded their game against an amalgamated UVA/Hopkins/Harvard alumni squad.
For our first entry in our expanded Talking Pockets series, we’re bringing you another player interview, this time from the MCLA ranks. A few weeks ago, Sam May, sophomore middie at UCLA, took some time to talk about his newly strung pocket at Bruins Lax Summer Camp.
Oh my holy goon-fest. You know it’s bad when every reaction is, “oooahhh.” That was Jack Lingo playing in the OC tourney. They had some top names on the squad like Bradman and Harrison, but also some real meatsticks, like Josh Rachman. Bringing the pain in a serious way. Ouch. Ok, now that the pain train has left the station, let’s all face it together: Summer is over. Sad face. I know, I know, you’re as bummed as I am….
As you know, here at LaxAllStars we are all about Growing the Game. So when I saw this post about new MCLA teams, I immediately was interested to hear what new teams were popping up and how the game was growing at the MCLA level.
Editor’s Note: Kacy Small saw both the NCAA rules and FIL rules firsthand this year. After reflecting on his experience, he’s sure one of them is doing it right, while the other has some potential areas for improvement. Can you guess which version of lacrosse Kacy prefers before reading the article? And what do you think of his argument? Photo Credit: Craig Chase This past spring The Hill School started playing by NCAA rules in the Inter-Ac Conference in PA….
Decades ago, Open Tryouts for college lacrosse teams were much more common than they are now. A coach might have known that he was getting a couple of star players each year, but pulling athletes from the general student body was a time honored tradition, and one that yielded some excellent players and, eventually, some excellent coaches. In some cases, it was also required just to round out the roster. The Open Tryout needs to make a comeback!
After reading a recent Lax All Stars blog titled “Who Will Add D1 Lacrosse Next?” and the follow up post “Responding To Criticism From The Growth Blog”, Tony Lowe of Elev8 Sports Institute got to thinking of the reasons why big time sport schools, like Florida State and University of Florida, have not ventured into Men’s Lacrosse, while schools like Boston University, Richmond, Furman, Marquette, and Jacksonville have.
Last week, I published an article by Brian Conlon of LaxKingsTV, where he listed out four NCAA D1 teams that he thought would add D1 men’s lacrosse in the next six years. This is an ambitious project for anyone to take on, and there are a number of different approaches one could take. The Growth Blog took issue with Brian’s approach, and even called our journalistic integrity into question, which quite truthfully, I appreciate.
Who will be the next D1 men’s lacrosse team? It’s a question the entire lacrosse community has asked time and time again. When a new team is added, it tends to fuel the conversation. Brian Conlon, of LaxKingsTV, is back on LAS with his argument on why one of FOUR teams will be the next to go D1!
Kliff Kingsbury is now the youngest coach in the BCS, at only 33 years of age. He was the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M last year, and helped propel Johnny Manziel to a Heisman worthy season, so trusting his knowledge and approach should be a little easier, even if you’re an age-ist.
Oregon’s new football facility is absolutely preposterous. It’s better than most NFL facilities, and makes a mockery of many other college facilities. With all this Nike money, when are the Ducks going to add men’s lacrosse? If you’ve got $68 Million for a football building, you must have $10 Million to start a killer varsity lacrosse program!
The UCSB club puts on the SB60 Elite, where 60 high level players come together for college level coaching and drilling, led by Michael Allen. While the concept of a small side elite camp is not unique, I do think the way they filmed the action is special. They used a flying drone to film the camp!
On May 11th, Salisbury took on Penn State for the 2013 NCLL title in Maryland. Penn State won the NCLL D1 title with an 11-7 win over Salisbury, and an 11-2 record overall. Penn State topped Virgina 13-12 in OT in the Elite 8, and then beat Maryland 12-7 in the semifinals. Salisbury finished at 13-5, and beat Rutgers and Cornell to make the final.
The World’s fastest lacrosse shot might not be held by Paul Rabil/ Kyle Hartzell anymore, don’t believe me? Watch it for yourself and check out the full story here!
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a D1 lacrosse player over the Summer? We check in with James Pannell, who just finished up his freshman year at Virginia, to see what these guys do, and it’s a lot of work, or just some well deserved pool time!