Welcome to our weekly Lacrosse News And Video Explosion! With #LaxCon looming large this weekend, we wanted to make sure we got out a news blast before heading down to Baltimore. There is plenty of #LaxCon and non-LaxCon news to be spread, so read up and get set for one of the craziest weekend of the year.
Player Returns After Cancer
Sam Wainman plays lacrosse for Hagerty down in Florida and the teen missed last season due to a bout with cancer. Sam, with the help and support of his teammates, won the battle, and is now back out on the lacrosse field, ready to go. Great story from the Orlando area.
#LaxCon Box Exhibition – Sat. Night
If you’re in Baltimore for the US Lacrosse Convention, consider coming out to watch a box lacrosse game on Saturday night! It should be a great time, and a fun game, with some serious firepower on both rosters.
Blue Vs White – USA Scrimmage Results
The Blue team beat the White team 15-7 last weekend down in Florida. Team USA won the game, and lost. For those in attendance, they got a great show. The game wasn’t broadcast, but highlights are coming eventually… I think.
New GameChanger Podcast
Joe Yevoli interviews Richie Meade, and while Coach Meade drops knowledge all over the place, his stories about playing wall ball on a street curb and how he ended up at Nassau Community College are pretty amazing. There were 90 freshman trying out for the team back then. How crazy is that?!?!?!
“If you dropped the ball, you were probably getting cut.” Classic.
College Round Up
Arizona State looking tough… again. Current D1 stars: how good were they in high school? 2015 College Lacrosse Season Preview: The Look of a Champion – CollegeCrosse.com Lehigh Lacrosse kicks off practice, season opener approaching.
NCAA – Hobart Fall Ball – Great Video!
NCAA – Dartmouth in Nicaragua
MCLA – 2014 West Coast Highlights
NCLL – Akron Zips Video
Major Series Lacrosse teams have announced their protected lists for the upcoming Jr A draft, which takes place on Sunday.
Six Nations Chiefs – Johnny Powless, Quinn Powless; Peterborough Lakers – Turner Evans, Josh Currier; Brooklin Redmen – Reilly O’Connor, Tyler Gilligan; Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks – Kyle Jackson, Eric Guiltinan; Oaville Rock – Danny Lomas, Bryan Cole; Brampton Excelsiors – Shane MacDonald, Connor Sellars. Thanks to Stephen Stamp for the list!
Ryan Hotaling, a product of Nazareth College and a current member of the Vermont Voyageurs is back in the NLL with the New England Black Wolves. This guy always had skill and we’re pumped to see him back in action during the Winters!
Photo Credit: Larry Palumbo
Lacrosse in Portland, ME
We hear about Portland, OR all the time, but maybe you’re curious about lacrosse in Portland, ME? Check out this LaxJournal post on Portland, a certified LaxTown.
Another Lacrosse Video Game?
Is there going to be another lacrosse video game? This seems like a real thing now, doesn’t it? The sport is growing, but does it translate well to video games? Will people who don’t play lacrosse play a lacrosse video game?
Kyle Harrison Joins Adrenaline
K18 is no longer with Nike and has signed with Adrenaline. the California brand will now be Kyle’s apparel sponsor. Harrison is still very much the face of STX Lacrosse, and that relationship is not impacted by this move. With Harrison in California, and good friends with the Adrenaline crew, this move made sense. Hard to leave a big time sponsor like Nike, but with Adrenaline, Kyle is big time, and he’ll probably get treated quite well! Don’t worry, he’ll still post lots of shoe photos on Instagram.
STX Stallion XXL Helmets
Did you try on a new XL Stallion Helmet and find it to be too small? Well don’t worry. STX has a XXL version of the helmet as well, so all those big heads out there should not fret. I think I’ll need the XXL myself. Huge head, too bad it’s mostly empty.