Editor’s Note: While there have been some high profile stories of NCAA lacrosse players in Iraq, there had only been one other mention in the news of an MCLA player overseas (Conner Zwinggi from Oklahoma). LacrosseAllStars would like to introduce you to Zack Porter. Zack is in Iraq right now, and his lacrosse career has been put on hold while he serves his Country.
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With tournament action ready to kick off in the MCLA, lets take a look at some of the lower seeded teams who are heading to Denver trying to shock the world. These teams are faced with seemingly insurmountable odds on their quest for lacrosse glory. Stranger things have happened in the wide wold of sports so throw down that mop and broom, Cinderella, it’s time ball it up.
Just in time for the MCLA National Tournament in Denver, Colorado, LacrosseAllStars has a peek at who’s up for ‘MCLA The Lax Mag Player of the Year’ and MCLA The Lax Mag Coach of the Year’. So, better put your thinking bucket on and help us predict the winner.
I guess you can tell from the headline that post-season lacrosse gets me excited… REALLY, REALLY EXCITED. The best of the best are all playing each other [with the exceptions of Loyola, NYIT, Mercyhurst, Ithaca, Geneseo, Michigan State and Florida who make up the "last teams out" list] and we are making our way towards the biggest games of the year that will take place in Foxborough, MA and Denver, CO.
Air Force’s Dan Gnazzo was just named the First Team GWLL LSM for the 2009 season. What first struck me as the most impressive fact regarding this selection was the fact that the 2nd team LSM was ALSO from Air Force. How often do you see two specialized position players from the same team earn both spots on an all-conference team? Answer: not often!
Well, the MCLA decided its 16 team national tourney on Sunday, and the other guys here at LAS have asked me to give my two cents on the MCLA Tournament selection from a current team president/player’s perspective. (University of Florida team president/starting attack)
Let’s re-cap one of the most interesting weekends the MCLA has ever seen. Who’s in? Who’s out? What are the most compelling 1st round match-ups? Lets check out the final brackets and see who punched their ticket to Denver.
Another LAS first! We experimented with a “Live Blog” of the PNCLL championship webcast. It was a wild ride as we strapped in for an afternoon of grainy online feeds and deli sandwiches. Jump in the comments and see our take on the action:
We are getting closer and closer to the National Playoffs at every level collegiately and the intensity just keeps ratcheting up and up. This weekend all of the games I preview and predict will have playoff implications and as usual, I expect to see some upsets. Will they be the upsets I predict? probably not but at least the action on the field is exciting enough to make up for it!
For lacrosse players and fans there is no such thing as too much lacrosse. Whether you’re a player who has spent countless summers at camps or on club teams or just a casual fan… the early summer is our time to shine.
Year after year the crown jewel of the season is the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament. 16 teams make the D1 field but the way they are selected is a far from neutral process. The NCAA factors in cost, flights, and revenue in determining the first round matchups. Did you ever wonder about the lacrosse selection process? Guess what? The economy is going to have an impact.
There is so much sweet, sweet lacrosse action going on right now, it is making my head spin. I will try my best to sift through the hundreds of games going on this weekend and make my picks on the game I think matter most. This week we will be highlighting the MCLA games first and heeeeeeere we go!
Ranked #18 in the country in the most recent polls, the rising Bluejays are getting ready for out of conference action next weekend in Colorado. Here’s an update on their recent games against Cornell College and Nebraska-Omaha:
The LAS Team is making a run for kickball stardom this afternoon. Yes, kickball. We’ll be competing against 6 other teams for a highly sought-after spot in the Brooklyn Kickball League. The 32 team league has 1 spot open, and we’re gunna snag it from all the hipsters out there. Yes, Mr. BS & yours truly will bring our A-game, no doubt. But how?
(Editor’s note: This is production provided by Jookt, a social video network for high school sports.)
University of Denver Coaches Explain the Ropes: Timing it out, getting found, and standing out.
Last week we saw some great games with Duke taking down UVA, Colby beating Bowdoin 9-8, Roanoke slipping by a very good Washington and Lee squad and Sonoma State taking down both Colorado and Colorado State by 1 goal each in the span of only 3 days! Very impressive wins all around.
This past weekend I watched the Duke-UVA game on ESPN2. I had picked UVA to win but Duke dominated all day long and the 15-10 score made the game seem closer than it ever really was. I had a few observations from the game and most have to do with the teams/players themselves…
Introducing MflowBlue, a blog all about University of Michigan lacrosse. Or, as they call it, “a weblog dedicated to the proud tradition of Michigan Lacrosse.” Either way, this is exactly the type of thing every top 10, top 20…scratch that…every MCLA team needs.
(Editor’s note: The following was written by Chris Meade, CEO of LacrosseRecruits.com. We’ll be highlighting LacrosseRecruits on occasion, as LAS is a huge supporter of their mission to help you excel.)
Lots of players and parents ask LacrosseRecruits.com about the NCAA lacrosse recruiting regulations that prohibit coaches from calling and emailing players. The following is a quick summary from a Division 1 coach’s point of view:
#2 ranked Chapman hosted #16 Oregon in a major MCLA game on March 28th. Chapman won 15-8, but the first 3 quarters were a mix of uncertainty & hope as the Ducks gave the Panthers a run for their money.