Editor’s Note: Trilogy Lacrosse, a Lacrosse All Stars partner, released a new series titled “Trilogy Lacrosse Theatre” to take a look back at memorable lacrosse moments caught on film that feature different members of the Trilogy crew. Episode 7 brings in some defensive heat with Greg Bice and Kyle Sweeney.
Who are Greg Bice and Kyle Sweeney?
The simple answer: two absolutely terrifying defensive pioneers of professional lacrosse.
Bice spent 13 seasons playing professional lacrosse before moving into the world of coaching and lacrosse programming through his own company, Resolute Lacrosse in Central Ohio. Prior to a dominant career in the MLL, Bice was a Texas transplant terrifying attackmen from the Ohio State defense.
– 4x MLL All-Star
– 2x MLL New Balance Sportsman of the Year
– NCAA All-American (2003 and 2004)
– GWLL Conference Player of the Year
– 3x 1st team GWLL selection (2002, 2003, 2004)
– 1999 High School All-American
Sweeney hung it up after 15 years illustrious years in Major League Lacrosse and a storied international career with Team USA. A graduate of Georgetown University, he was a three-time All-American long-stick midfielder. Selected to the MLL All-Star Game nine times, Sweeney has been named All-MLL three times, and has won the Steinfeld Cup four times.
– 9x MLL All-Star
– 3x All-American
– 3x All-MLL
– 4x MLL Champion
– 2000 ECAC Rookie of the Year.
– 2x ECAC Defensive Player of the Year (2002 and 2001)
– 3x All-ECAC First Team
What’s on the Tube?
Mitch Belisle, in his finest (and personal) throwback Riptide jersey, pulled a squad together to talk laying some lumber. With the whole gang back together it’s only appropriate to throw things back to the 2007 MLL Championship game between the LA Riptide and the Philadelphia Barrage. On the Riptide we’ve got Belisle and Bice squaring off with Sweeney and Ryan Boyle on the Barrage.
Spoiler: Bice and Belisle didn’t get to hold a trophy.
But, they did get in their licks. Boyle was on the landing end of an absolute blowup from Bice, and Bice has something to say about Boyle erasing the film from history. Conspiracy? There are no denials.
Go back in time with some of the nastiest men to ever wield a six foot pole.
Greg Bice and Kyle Sweeney Crush People
The full episode is a strong 44 minutes on the Trilogy YouTube page. Here’s a few “highlights” of the highlights to see if the water is right for you.
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