Here’s what happened last week in lacrosse…
September 14-20, 2020
Australian lacrosse legend Sue Safarnos (59) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday. One of the best of her era, Sue was All-World in 1982 and instrumental in Australia’s gold medal win in 1986.
The NLL Draft was completely online this year and went off without a hitch. We made it easy to sort the picks, their former squads and where we could see them play this winter, should they crack a roster.
The Give & Go Fund launched the Kyle Harrison Scholarship Fund to support young Black athletes in their pursuit of lacrosse and education. The program is now seeking applicants and will announce the recipient in 2021.
The Black Players Coalition, made up of the only four Black athletes in Major League Lacrosse, spoke out. They made the message clear, “Together, we will set the standard for being a true ally through the exclusivity of lacrosse.”
Jeff Teat is putting the NLL on hold despite the No. 1 Draft selection to finish what he started at Cornell.
Skaggs redeemed himself in Oklahoma while learning how to bend stick ball sticks with the Chickasaw Nation and shared some knowledge of his along the way too.
Ryder made some way too early suggestions on who should make the cut for Team USA for the 2023 World Lacrosse Championships.
Locknots Monster, a.k.a. Jon Prichard, created some beautiful pockets in the Twig for our new Stringer Showcase with Wood Lacrosse Sticks. Only three exist and you can still own one.
Japanese lacrosse player-turned-coach Naofumi “Udo” Suzuki joined the Going Offsides podcast to talk amount the tremendous number of lacrosse players in the country, almost primarily adults.