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UVM Vermont v Furman - DI 2018 NCAA Lax

2018 NCAA Lax Season Begins

Suppose it’s safe to say it’s officially 2018 NCAA Lax Season now!

The first men’s 2018 NCAA lax game took place on Thursday, February 1, with Vermont hosting Furman. Vermont came out on top of the division I bought, 12-6.

Saturday features ten more NCAA DI matchups, including Duke-Air Force, Ohio St-Cleveland State, Providence-Boston, and more, plus four DII and two DIII games. There are even a couple of games scheduled for this Sunday before America’s big game.

Suppose it’s safe to say it’s officially 2018 NCAA Lax Season now!

Here are the most interesting lacrosse stories from what turned out to be an exciting week in our game:

LaxCon Wrap: Positive Energy To Kick Off Season (US Lacrosse)
Dear LaxCon. Thank you, people! (The Art of Lax)

Montana Visits Mexico City to Help Boost Lacrosse Movement (US Lax Mag)
Grizzlies bask in glow of giving back in Mexico City (Billings Gazette)

Saskatchewan Rush fan dressed as Hulk banned from Calgary lacrosse game (RD Advocate)
Rush Hulk can attend lacrosse game in Calgary, but can’t act like a mascot (CTV News)

Utlimate Teammate: Stealth Goalie Eric Penney Getting Another Shot (US Lax Mag)

Syracuse lacrosse coach on legacy of Orange great Greg Tarbell: ‘He’s one of the best’ (Syracuse.com)

UAlbany women’s lacrosse coach steps down (Daily Gazette)

Providence College Men’s Lacrosse Gears Up for Spring Season (The Cowl)

Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse: Our new Fighting Irish players (18Stripes)

Changes In Personnel, Philosophy Fueling Blackwolves Success (NLL)

Rock’s Schreiber has made transition to indoor lacrosse look easy (Toronto Sun)

FCA Lacrosse honors hall of famer Tom Hayes with 2018 Peter Kohn Award (FCA)

STX suing Lax World in latest action against embattled retailer (Baltimore Biz Journal)

Defending NCAA Champs Sweep Top Spots In IWLCA Preseason Polls (US Lax Mag)

Utah Lacrosse Podcast – Episode 001: Utah Head Coach Brian Holman (Utes)

Proof lacrosse makes Bill Belichick smile (FTW)

Gary Gait: new rules will make women’s lacrosse ‘a whole new game’ (Syracuse.com)

Caught-up in pro lacrosse fever, Saskatoon lands world championship tournament (CBC News)

Wacky World of Rubber: A safer lacrosse ball (Rubber & Plastics News)

Football and Lacrosse Star Ricky Miezan Commits to North Carolina (HeroSports)

Onondaga C.C. men’s lacrosse opens as favorite to defend NJCAA National Championship (CNY Central)

5 storylines to follow as the DI men’s 2018 NCAA LAX season gets underway (NCAA)

Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse 2018 Season Preview (On The Banks)
Can Rutgers men’s lacrosse get over hump in 2018? ‘We make our own destiny’ (NJ.com)

Former Syracuse lacrosse great Ryan Powell pointed recruit on journey toward impact role with Orange (Syracuse.com)

Quint Kessenich’s 2018 Preseason Top 20 and Season Preview (IL)

The Albany Lacrosse Roster Bio Pics Are Here And They’re As Glorious As Ever (Barstool Sports)

ESPN Releases Lacrosse TV Schedule For 2018 (USLM)

Colorado Mammoth, Littleton cop surprise preps lacrosse player with new gear after his was stolen (9news)

JMU women’s lacrosse set for historic season (The Breeze)

Captain America Wowing Crowds In Canada (USLM)

Jay Alter and Brendan Glasheen added as NLL Broadcasters (NLL)

Salisbury lacrosse gunning for 13th national title (Delmarva Now)

Division I men’s lacrosse preview for Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (Baltimore Sun)

Patriots’ Belichick has maintained his Maryland and lacrosse roots (Delmarva Now)

Ryan Kern one of few Navy men’s lacrosse players scrambling to watch Super Bowl (Baltimore Sun)

Must read content from LaxAllStars:

V1KES: Cleveland State Lacrosse All-Access

NCAA D1 Lacrosse Preseason Report

NCAA D2 Lacrosse Preseason Report

NCAA D3 Lacrosse Preseason Report

NLL Goalie Sustainability – Are We Approaching a Famine?

BEWARE! Connor Wilson Lacrosse Scam In Progress!

Non-lax, but still worth it:

The Follower Factory via the New York Times: “Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.”

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