The 2014 National Lacrosse League playoffs begin this weekend on Saturday, May 3 with two first-round single-elimination matchups. The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock for the NLL East Division Semifinal at 7 p.m. ET while the Calgary Roughnecks host the Colorado Mammoth for the West Division Semifinal at 9 p.m. ET.
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This month, MLL recognizes Machine midfielder Dominique Alexander for his outstanding community work in the city of Columbus. Alexander arrived in Ohio’s capital city back in 2009 as a freshman at The Ohio State University. As a Buckeye, Alexander amassed 95 points, was named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete all four years and co-captained the team alongside now-teammate Logan Schuss. However, it was also at Ohio State where Alexander truly started donating his time to others.
Ladies and gentlemen, once again, it’s on. It’s time for the 2014 Major League Lacrosse season to begin. Which team will end up in Atlanta four months from now, hoisting the Steinfeld Cup and doing the Nae Nae or whatever it is they’re doing in Atlanta four months from now? No idea whatsoever, but it’s time to find out, so let’s start things off with a team-by-team season preview.
It’s the final week of regular season play for the 2013-14 season, let’s see how things are looking in the league.
The Whistle put together an amazing inside look at Devon Wills, the MLL’s first and only female lacrosse player.
As rosters were announced last week, a moment many men and women were waiting for was to see if Devon Wills’ name would show up anywhere on the New York Lizards’ website.
John Grant Junior recently hit a huge NLL milestone: 600 career goals. Junior is only the third player to hit this mark, joining John Tavares and Gary Gait in the 600 club. A lot of well-deserved congratulations went out to the Mammoth star, but none funnier than this from face-off man Jerry Ragonese:
One of the best parts of being a Cannon in 2013 was the ability to interact with the so many in our community. Last year, after the Marathon bombings, a lot of people in our city were in dyer need of financial and moral support.
On Monday Wills became the first female named to a Major League Lacrosse roster in any capacity, making the New York Lizards’ six-person practice squad to start the 2014 MLL season.
The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced their 25-man active roster and 6-man practice squad for the start of the 2014 season, according to Cannons General Manager Kevin Barney.
The Ohio Machine, Ohio’s professional lacrosse team in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), announced today its 2014 regular season roster ahead of the team’s first game against Charlotte on Saturday, April 26.
Toronto Rock star Garrett Billings was recently the subject of a CNN.com article in the site’s “Human to Hero” series. According to its website, “Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star.” In Billings’ article and video, he discusses the abundance of lacrosse players on Wall Street, the lessons of playing college lacrosse that translate to the professional world, as well as the growth of the game and a bit about his personal life.
Markbuster Videos! Markbuster Videos, long live Matt Russell… The great Matt Russell, goalie for Team STX and formerly at Navy, has decided to call it quits. I watched the broadcast of Matt’s final game on The Lacrosse Network, but honestly, I don’t remember ever hearing about Matt hanging it up. I had the chance to […]
Last weekend I was invited out to the Ohio Machine training camp at St. Charles High School in Columbus, OH. Here are my key takeaways from the experience!
Only two weeks left in the NLL regular season and the playoff picture is almost complete. Toronto knocked Philly out of playoff contention and punched their ticket to the big dance simultaneously. The East Division is now all locked up – Minnesota and Philadelphia are warming up their golf games already. The first two seeds are Edmonton and Calgary respectively. Colorado earned a big win over Edmonton this past weekend control their own destiny – one more win gets them into the playoffs or a Stealth loss.
Major League Lacrosse has seemingly gone away from using the grippy, neon orange balls that they have used in the past. This caused quite a stir on Twitter, especially from the Chesapeake Bayhawk’s head coach Dave Cottle. At first the rumor was that grippy balls picked up too much dirt, making them hard to see on TV. When the discussion turned to the color of the balls being the issue, the best tweet came in the form of Trevor Tierney appealing to Connor Martin.