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Lax Link-O-Rama, New Orleans Edition

Lax Link-o-rama New Orleans

Alright – first links, then catching up with Connor Wilson in New Orleans. We’re keeping the linkage short and to the point.

Jac Coyne wrote up a informative article on MCLA lacrosse this week. We won’t summarize it, but it’s called Club Canvas. Not sure why. But wait, there’s more! Coyne also did a deep analysis on the St. Lawrence Saints. Worth reading.

In their inaugural season, the Washington Stealth are killing it. They’re 5-0, kicking some serious butt. From what we hear the only problem the organization has right now is flight delays. Everytime Rabil travels West from Bmore it takes him a full day. Things should clear up as the weather turns.

The real buzz this week was all the Duke vs. Team USA hoopla. Yes, Duke one. Yes, we were surprised and we know you were to. We watched it on TV. Hopefully you did too. If you didn’t and you still want to see some action. USL has a hefty photo gallery with your name on it.

Over 100 high school lacrosse players from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan participated in the adidas Midwest regional underclassmen team tryout held at Denison University in Granville, Ohio this week. Here’s the video highlighting the event:

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From the press release:

The top 25 players were selected to represent the Midwest Region in the 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic and named as adidas High School All-Americans by a committee of high school lacrosse coaches after a three hour evaluation process. Seven schools ranked in Ohio’s top 20 will be represented by selected players.

The 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic will be played in Germantown, Maryland, July 5-8, 2010. The event features the top 500 high school underclassmen players on 20 regional teams competing for a National Championship in a showcase for NCAA and MCLA lacrosse coaches.  The winning team qualifies to play Internationally for the Brogden Cup in Orlando, Florida later in the year.


– The story behind the ASU hazing episode that ended the team’s season last year has come out. Yikes.

– Speaking of Arizona, the UofA squad is ready for their debut. And one of the captain’s nicknames is “Big Country”. Awesome.

– The Baltimore Sun reports that Tierney and Denver are vibin’.

– The Shamrocks in Victoria, CA have called up one hefty junior player. “…six-foot-two, 220-pounder, who scored 36 goals and added 25 assists in 21 games…” Wowsers.

– Snowpocalypse hit. 412 has pictures. His game against Eastern Michigan canceled. That sucks.

– As reported last night, it’s official… Chapman will play BYU live on Fox College Sports next Saturday (2/13) at 10PM PST. The game is presented by STX.  It will be the first televised regular season lacrosse game of the 2010 season at any level.

How about a little unrelated but related news?

– Reggie Bush’s SuperBowl locker is glorious. Just sayin. Not one MLL pro has ever seen a locker like that.

– Antarctic Explorers may have found the world’s oldest bottle of whiskey.

– And finally, the guys over at Zone Ready turned us onto this little number that explains why the Colts will win the SuperBowl. Cool study, bummer outcome (IMHO). If they did a similar study for lacrosse, which players would get their faces scanned?

Now for the very special 2nd portion of today’s Lax Link-O-Rama, MARDI GRAS style.

Where in the world in ConnorWilsonLAS?

Hey guys. So far, so good. Lovin New Orleans! Below is a pic of my bros house (sick!) and a new helmet sticker – the fleur-de-america.  The JFK airport was insane, and I barely made it on to my flight. Once I got down here my brother picked me up and we headed back to his place to get settled, then lunch and off to La Salle Park for the tourney.  Our game Friday was at 5pm, then we tried to catch a pre-Mardi Gras parade.

The Friday game ended up being pretty good.  Playing with my brother again after a 7 year lapse was awesome.  We played the Maple Danglers out of Brampton, Ontario and lost 6-3.  Boxla helmets and deep bags on pinched heads everywhere!  It was a good game even though we were up 3-1 at one point and still managed to lose.

First meal in Nawlins!

After that we went out to Igor’s on St. Charles for the best bloody mary I’ve ever had and then watched the first parade of Mardi Gras: the Ocean Parade on St. Charles.  We went out for a while after yet somehow I managed to get back to La Salle Park by 8am to help re-line the fields.

New Orleans womens lacrosse tournament
Right now I'm keeping score for a women's game: Central vs. a club team from Vandy.
St. Charles last night.
Hard to see, but that's the parade!!

We played Adeona Foundation this morning at 10 and lost 6-3. Again. Adeona is mostly Princeton guys and has a couple of guys I coach with for Citylax.

This cup costs $10… But then the beer is free!

New Orleans Lacrosse Tournament 7

The weather is cool and windy, but the fields are pretty dry and the sun is out. Game of the day so far has been the Crease Monkeys vs. Baltimore. Lots of talent out there… Also lots of hangovers.

New Orleans lacrosse tournament adeona
Team Adeona out of nyc

I’ll be back with more throughout the weekend! Keep checking this post!

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