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.
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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.
The LXM PRO is in Atlanta, GA this weekend as Maverik United tries to even the all-time series with Team STX at three games apiece. I’m assuming you can do basic math, but if you can’t, the above means Mav is 2-3, while STX is 3-2. Most of the games between these two squads have been relatively tight, and both teams are capable of winning on any given day. So what will be the deciding factors in Saturday’s 6:15pm tilt?
Get your Halloween costume ready… It’s contest time at Lacrosse All Stars again!
GetBenched has put up three amazing videos featuring Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL). The MILL started up in 1987, and is the predecessor to the NLL we all currently know. There was another NLL back in the 70s, which eventually folded before the MILL came into existence. This stuff is pure vintage box lacrosse! Jofa helmets and spandex everywhere!
After years of injury recovery, UVA alum Ken Clausen returned to the playing field for the Denver Outlaws as they scrimmaged the Denver University Pioneers last weekend at the Colorado Lacrosse Showcase. His teammate, Mack Bocklet, gave him a shout out on Twitter for the successful return. Clausen is also the co-founder of Lacrosse Mustache Madness, a fundraising campaign for the HEADstrong Foundation, which helps families affected by blood cancers.
4onetwolax had us racking our brains for a good nominee for a lacrosse themed Burger King “the King” commercial. He came up with three great examples himself and asked others to propose their potential top videos. We have to go with the King starring as Brett Queener with this full field goalie goal.
This past weekend the Denver University Pioneers’ men’s lacrosse team faced off against the Denver Outlaws in a fall exhibition know as the Colorado Lacrosse Showcase. The current NCAA D1 powerhouse of the west squared off against their more experienced city mates from the MLL and came out on top 10-5.
The LXM PRO TOur has been a whirlwind of change and evolution so far, and some people, especially back East, seem to be a little confused as to a number of the details, and even the overall story. To remedy this, the LXM, in conjunction with Adrenaline (an LXM and LAS sponsor), has put together an episodic series of videos which will detail the Tour, and give viewers an in-depth look at what is going on. To get even more in-depth, we sat down with LXM PRO and Adrenaline All-Star, Xander Ritz, and peppered him with questions about the Tour and the video series.
The LXM Pro tour has had a busy few weeks, with two events in back to back weekends. We had a team in Utah to catch the first game, and our guys snagged two awesome pictures of LXM players doing the LaxAllStars pose.
The year was 1975. The NLL had just started up and the Philadelphia Wings were the most popular team in this brand new professional sports league. Greats like Jim Wasson, John Grant Senior, and the Lloyd brothers played in the league, the helmets didn’t have face masks and the sticks were all made out of wood. The shorts were also truly short.
One of the Japanese attendees of last year’s Hawai’i Tournament caught the Wimmer boys “warming up” for an early round game. Paul Rabil, Max Seibald, Brett Queener, and a bunch of other pros are messing around, throwing some tricks, and proving their full belief in the “sun’s out, guns out” mentality.
The LXM ATS (Lacrosse x Movement Tournament Series) enjoyed some fantastic weather in California’s capital city, and fans were treated to an exciting game, where Team STX topped Maverik United 12-10. The week before, STX had won 20-19 in Utah, and it was interesting to see the two teams play such different games.
A couple weekends ago we were lucky enough to make it down to LXM 801 in Orem, UT. I caught a peek of Matt Russell and Johnny Rodriguez’s goalie clinic and I noticed something a little different about Matt’s pocket. One of the high school guys, focused on the lesson, pulled Matt aside when he was done talking to the group. He had almost the same stick, but Matt’s pocket was anywhere from 3 to 6 inches deeper. For Matt…
On Saturday, the LXM Pro Tour made its way to Orem, Utah. I personally wasn’t able to catch the game, but we sent a crew to check it out. STX posted this photo of Kyle Harrison on Instagram, and well, it speaks for itself.
We caught up with Will Mangan of the Denver Outlaws last week to talk about his current pocket set up, what kind of head and mesh he uses, and who strings his sticks. Will goes in-depth on it all!