We had Kyle Sorenson of the Vancouver Stealth on The Lacrosse Show last night and we grilled him on the new NLL rule changes, what it takes to win in the league, his stick set up, the new Under Armour gear and deal, and a ton of other interesting stuff! We also talked MLL, NCAA, LXM, and FIL Lacrosse…
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Note: Adrenaline, an LXM sponsor, is an LAS advertising partner. Faceoff for the 8th game of the LXM|ATS is set for 6:15pm on Saturday, December 7th. Unfortunately Maverik United’s opportunity to end Team STX’s winning streak in Tucson was postponed until this weekend due to unprecedented weather conditions and cancellation of the game for player safety. We’re talking monsoon level rains and a pool of water in place of a field. In Vegas, MavU must come out of the gates…
As we all know by now, Brodie Merrill was traded from the Florida Launch to the Boston Cannons. Brodie was called the long stick middie GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) by John Grant, Jr., and when you’re the best you’ve clearly logged some miles. How much does he have left in the tank?
The biggest news out of Florida so far has been the Casey Powell – Joe Walters swap that went down yesterday. Powell was a leader for the Bayhawks last year, and helped them win their second straight title. It’s a little surprising to see Powell leave such a monster team, but when you consider all the promotion work he did for the last MLL All-Star game (held in Florida), it starts to make a lot of sense…
The USLL has announced it’s first franchise in league history. The Maine Moose Trax will be playing out of the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine starting in the fall of 2014.
Mark Donahue preview’s the upcoming 2014 NLL season by weighing in with his opinion on last season, listing each team’s transactions, and highlighting the keys to the 2014 season. Training camps have began, it’s time to get serious.
The floodgates have opened, the MLL offseason is in full swing, and the Florida Launch franchise is supplying some major fuel to the fire. You knew the Floridafication of the Launch was imminent, and now that we’re airborne, let’s review the moves that have been made, and why they were made.
Our friends at The Lacrosse Network retweeted this photo earlier this month, and it was just too good not to feature. Here we have a young lacrosse player watching the game between Maverik United and Team STX at LXM|ATS 214, complete with backwards TLN hat and stick in hand.
Growing up in Minnesota, Nick Jonas attended Swarm games, eventually he would get drafted by organization and signed to a two year deal before he ever stepped on the floor. Follow Nick on his journey to the National Lacrosse League.
We hinted at it earlier, then gave you and unofficial announcement, and now we have the real deal for you: Under Armour is the new gear sponsor for the National Lacrosse League!
Did you miss The Lacrosse Show last week? Mark Powers and I discussed four HOT topics, and then we brought Hamilton Pollard on for a lengthy interview on Maverik, the LXM PRO, the disappearance of the takeaway defenseman, and much, much more! Hamilton gives us some great answers, and even helps Mark deal with being older and slower. Advice any player needs to hear!
Major League Lacrosse announced today that South Florida is officially getting an MLL team for 2014. The speculation surrounding this move existed before the 2012 all-star game was played in Boca Raton, but that event, along subsequent successful events, cemented the league’s move to the Sunshine State.
The LXM travels to Tucson, AZ this weekend with Team STX holding a formidable 5-2 lead in the 13 game series. Maverik United needs to win 5 of the next six games to come out on top, but as each and every LXM game has been competitive this year, it’s not out of the question. With a veteran defense that continues to come together, and an offense that is learning how to hang on late in games, it’s clear that Mav has what it takes to win. In Tucson, they really have to.
It looks like Team STX has started too pull away from Maverik United. The two teams squared off Saturday in Dallas, and the game finished much closer than when it started, 10-9. Check out the full recap of the game here!
Major League Lacrosse has announced that every team in the league has submitted its 23-Man Protected Roster for 2014. The MLL also sent out the rosters for the 8 teams. Teams are granted a 40-man roster leading into the season, and they can fill those remaining 17 spots with supplemental draft picks, college draft picks, and trades, before the start of the 2014 campaign.
The LXM PRO tour is on its latest stop and this weekend they are calling Dallas, TX home. Last week, Maverik United was up a cool 16-10 at the half, but Team STX put a stop to the bleeding with an 8 goal run. It came down to the wire, but Maverik could not pack another one in and Team STX held the shutout in the second half. The 8 unanswered goals were just enough to squeak past Mav U….
At the beginning of October, we showed you Brian Langtry’s makeshift wall ball wall. This week, we show you how John Grant Jr. plays “wall” ball.
We’ve got even more GREAT video from GetBenched! Check them out on YouTube and subscribe for more great old school box lacrosse video content! GetBenched has delivered some superb video in the past, and I love the old MILL promo videos, as well as this 1975 game, also featuring the Philadelphia Wings.
Team STX goalie, Matt Russell, takes a shot to the face. Following the ricochet, Maverik United crease attackman, Erik Krum, makes a diving attempt to recover the loose ball. The ref said the ball was in the crease, Krum thought it was out. One way or the other, Maxx Davis and Andrew Casimir didn’t care, don’t mess with their goalie!
The most recent LXM PRO event went down in Atlanta over the weekend, and Team STX came away with the 18-16 win over Maverik United. Maverik held a five goal lead in the fourth quarter, but fell apart at the seams as STX scored 8 straight goals to take the lead, and then hang on for the W. In a little over 10 minutes, STX went from losing 15-10, to winning 18-15.