Please welcome Jamie Plunkett back to LAS! Jamie is living in Germany, and runs the Deutschland Adler Lacrosse Club. He has also been selected as a coach for the Polish National team, and was in Poland last week to help select their final team for Denver 2014. Check out Jamie’s update on Poland Lacrosse below!
Lacrosse isn’t just growing in the United States, it’s exploding across the World. The game is now played on 6 of 7 continents. This is where you’ll find International Lacrosse news and coverage from around the globe.
We got wind of a really interesting international game that is being brewed up in England, which will feature local development officers from the US taking on members of the English National Team. The event is being organized by two former NCAA D3 players. Below you can see an article by Stephanie McNesby, which explains the game in more detail!
The Iroquois were voted back into the Blue Division for the 2014 World Championships in Denver, but now it looks like Germany may be getting knocked out of the top division to make room for the Nationals. The matter is up for a vote this month by the FIL member nations.
You may have seen photos, or heard how Typhoon Yolanda has hit the Philippines extremely hard. It was a massive storm, and did untold damage to the island nation. The Philippines Lacrosse Association, a group of mainly American born lacrosse players of Filipino descent, hoping to help the sport take off in their home country, is now getting involved to help out. We spoke with Ron Garcia of the PLA to get more information on what they are doing, and how you can help out.
Thomas Graham is a short stick player for the Bayswater Lacrosse Club, located outside of Perth, Western Australia. Graham is also a member of the 2014 Australian National Team, and will be representing his country in Denver this Summer.
The Italian Cup was played in Nettuno (Rome) on September 28th and 29th. Six teams (Bocconi Sport Team, Roma Leones, Red Hawks Merate, Phoenix Perugia, Torino Taurus and Bologna Sharks) brought lacrosse to Nettuno, the “town of baseball” in Italy, with a number of very intense and interesting matches (four games were concluded by sudden death overtime).
Larry Palumbo took in the recent scrimmages between Scotland, Adelphi, and Stony Brook. It’s clear that the English aren’t the only ones testing themselves against top notch college competition, even if they are doing a GREAT job of promotion!
Please welcome Shendelle Oliver back to LAS! Shendelle keeps up filled in on all things Australia Lacrosse, and has been a friend of the LAS nation since before LAS even existed! It’s time to check in on the progress that the Aussies are making as their prepare for the World Lacrosse Championships in 2014.
As the Polish Lacrosse Leagues 1 & 2 pick up speed, it’s starting to become clear who has the upper hand. We’ll also take a look at the distances our teams are traveling to play lacrosse. Talk about sacrifice to Grow The Game! Watch out for the game MVP’s to make an impact in Denver next year.
Harvard hosted England Lacrosse last night in an exhibition scrimmage, and already has video highlights up. They also played against St. John’s and Army this past weekend, and there is a quick highlight video from that day as well.
Follow Team England through the lens of English Filmmaker Guy Ellis as they travel the Northeast playing some of the nations best college teams! The English took on Dartmouth earlier this week, played UMass (above), take on Harvard tonight (7pm ET game is on gocrimson.com), and then play Brown and The Ambassadors on Friday in Rhode Island.
The final stages of the English National Team selection process for Denver 2014 is nearing completion. To truly test the squad, and see who will make the final cuts, the team has come to the States to take on some top-notch collegiate, and club, competition.
The Iroquois are 2-1 agains the US in Bowhunter Cup games, and 3-0 against the US at the WILC. The Iroquois won last year’s Bowhunter Cup 12-10. The Nationals are sending out a relatively seasoned group of players, and they will have plenty of offensive fire power. The US is sending out a younger team, with good box pedigrees.
Craig Chase shot some great photos at the USA – Loyola scrimmage last weekend in Alexandria, VA, but some of them are even better in sets! A couple of great images from a big hit makes for a great GIF, and in this case, the hit is VERY clean, and from what we can tell, completely legal.
Do you have any guesses as to who is going to make the next cut for Team USA, and who will represent the red, white, and blue in Denver in 2014? We’ve heard some rumblings and rumors, but we want to hear YOUR opinion first!
Team USA Blue took on Loyola at 2pm on Saturday as part of the Play for Parkinson’s event in Alexandria, VA. Loyola also scrimmaged against Georgetown, and we have photos from that fall game as well. Photo gallery by Craig Chase!
Chris Rosenthall went down to Alexandria, VA after my weekend box game to check out the Team USA fall scrimmages at the Play for Parkinson’s event, and got to catch up with Kevin Cassese, a Team USA assistant, and Kyle Hartzell, a Team USA hopeful! Check out what the insiders had to say about the recent try out scrimmages!
Check out this article for an opportunity to play, and coach, for Melbourne Lacrosse! I went to Australia to play and coach in 2001, and it was an amazing experience… one I would highly recommend if you love lacrosse, life, travel, and meeting great new people!