Chris Bocklet Suffers Severe Head Trauma in Longboarding Accident
Last week, the lacrosse community came together to rally around former Virginia star and Chrome LC attackman Chris Bocklet, who suffered severe head trauma after a longboarding accident. Fortunately, he’s out of the ICU and in stable condition, but the 31-year-old is still receiving care.
A Go Fund Me has been set up for Chris Bocklet and his family to support his recovery, and in one day surpassed the $90,000 mark.
That’s the biggest news of the week, but it’s not the only thing that happened in the last seven days. This is the lacrosse news for the last week of 2020:
Last Week in Lacrosse
-US Lacrosse took a look back at their 20 favorite moments from the year, including Zed Williams’ MVP win.
-With the MLL ceasing to exist in the wake of its merger with the PLL, the league’s founder, Jake Steinfeld, talked to InsideLacrosse on founding the MLL, its impact on the sport, and its legacy moving forward.
-Stony Brook’s Ally Kennedy, back for a fifth season after her senior year was cancelled, has been named the preseason player of the year for women’s DI, the first Stony Brook player to garner that honor.
-Despite not being held in-person this year due to the pandemic, LaxCon is alive and well, having settled on a virtual format that will allow the festivities to continue remotely.
-The Post-Journal, Zed Williams’ local newspaper in his hometown area, took a deep dive on the local legend, and his breakout PLL season.
-Lacrosse has a new podcast, from two of the most hilarious players in the game. Check out The Post Game Podcast, hosted by Redwoods’ Nick Ossello and former ‘Cuse star Evan Molloy.
Get Caught Up on LAS Content!
Miss out on what we did last week? Here’s a recap of some of our top content from the last week:
Underappreciated Lacrosse Programs in Men’s NAIA
Nick Zoroya showed some love to a few of the men’s NAIA programs that deserve more attention than they receive. Prepare to be educated.
College Recruit Billy O’Neill Wants a Field Team with a Box Feel
Class of 2022 attackman Billy O’Neill is looking for a college field program that can give him a box feel. The Massachusetts native cut his teeth in box, and he wants the same “blue collar” atmosphere when he enters the college world.
21 Predictions for the 2021 Men’s D1 College Lacrosse Campaign
Ryder Cochrane put on his savant hat and provided us with 21 predictions for the upcoming 2021 men’s NCAA Division I lacrosse season. Don’t look if you don’t want spoilers, but if you mind knowing what will happen this season before it does, check it out.
Mark Glicini – Going Offsides
Going Offsides welcomed pro lacrosse player Mark Glicini as its guest on this week’s episode of the podcast. The discussion centers on how to set and meet your goals for 2021, sports psychology, the merger between the PLL and MLL and more. Give it a listen!