With the second annual Jr. NLL Tournament set to get underway, excitement is in the air and soon enough 21 youth clubs, representing eight NLL franchises, will hit the floor at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario this weekend. As the first player in the youth’s program history to ascend to the ranks of a professional team, Law has truly begun to make a name for himself in the box lacrosse world.
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Welcome to my new series Red, White and BOX!
Let’s throw this up front, box lacrosse is Canada’s game and I’m not going to deny that. Whether you want to call us renegades, wanna-be’s, or noobs, we don’t care, there is a small, but solid, core group of Americans who have experienced box lacrosse in one way or another and this is where we can band together to share information and successes of box lacrosse entities in the United States.
Inside The MLL made its debut in 2008, and LaxSchool has hooked us up with the second episode ever! They’re talking to Brian “Doc” Dougherty of the Philadelphia Barrage, and Kyle Harrison of the LA Riptide, and they’re also updating us on Week 1 results from 2008.
John Grant Junior just led the Denver Outlaws to their first MLL Championship with a Championship Game MVP performance to top off an outstanding season, and Casey Powell led the Florida Launch in their first year of existence – and the entirety of Major League Lacrosse – in points this year to be named overall season MVP. Have we gone back to the future?
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL regular season schedule. The 29th season of professional indoor lacrosse will open on Friday, Jan. 2 with the Buffalo Bandits visiting the recently-relocated Connecticut-based franchise at Mohegan Sun Arena.
For the newest episode of Connor Versus, I met up with Mitch Belisle nice and early in Brooklyn’s Fort Green Park, and we did 1-on-1 battle for Connor Versus supremacy. Can you guess who won this epic NYC title belt tilt?
Welcome back to our new weekly series, Tuesday Tie Up! Each week, we will have a different lacrosse pro or personality talking about how they string up their head, and each post is brought to you by Epoch Lacrosse. Today we’re tyin’ up with Ryan Benesch!
On August 23, 2014, the Denver Outlaws brought home the franchise’s first Major League Lacrosse championship after 5 title appearances in just 9 seasons. The winningest major league sports franchise in Pat Bowlen’s portfolio of teams, Denver is also the first professional lacrosse organization West of the Mississippi to ever win a championship. Branden Geyer hits us with awesome game photos and a full recap.
The city of Atlanta, aka Hotlanta, fell nowhere short of its reputation when it got its chance to host the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Championship Game.
Chris Rosentall recently tweeted something about this the other day, and he brought up the fact that both Casey Powell and John Grant Jr. both use orange heads. Why don’t more MLL players use orange sticks?
From the surface, JoJo War Drummer might seem a bit gimmicky, or maybe even (dare I say it) obnoxious if you’re a fan of the “other” team. But if those thoughts have crossed your mind, you’ve likely never tried to get to know the man beneath his war paint.
In past years, the MLL Championship Game has drawn relatively large and small crowds alike, sometimes at the same venue of use, and sometimes with the same teams playing. What can we expect for 2014? Will people show up in Georgia? Will TV viewership be better or worse? And is Major League Lacrosse beginning to create some serious traction within the larger sporting world?
“It’s 7:55 p.m. on a Thursday, and 10 players, about half of the Charlotte Hounds roster, are waiting on the turf field at Providence Day School. Their last home game is in less than 24 hours.” Read more from the Sporting News.
Players, coaches, and staff, all laid out a challenge to Machine fans coming into Saturday’s game, and they accepted. Fans packed Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio Saturday night for the final home matchup between their Ohio Machine and the visiting Florida Launch. The ecstatic crowd knew exactly what was on the line; win and in to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
After 14 weeks of unprecedented insanity, we’ve finally reached the MLL playoffs, with the Machine taking on the Rattlers in the first game, and the Lizards facing the Outlaws in the second.