College Int'l

USA – Loyola Highlights And Commentary


Since it’s the first televised lacrosse event of the year, the Loyola – USA game is getting way more play than a scrimmage deserves, but if anything, that just shows how starved people are for collegiate field lacrosse.

Let’s take a look at the highlights from the game, and try to pull out some interesting tidbits while we’re at it:

:30 mark – Did you see that passing? So crisp. And that shot? Huge rip. You know where I’m going with this. Repeat it at the :40 mark.

1:00 mark – Unreal throwback pass from Team USA (I think that was Bradman), and a great catch and shoot by Ben Hunt. How scary is he as a shooter?

1:15 mark – Every college goalie should watch this portion of the video 100 times. It’s all about risk assessment now when you chase the ball. Quick restart can be a killer.

1:35 mark – Can Bradman shoot any harder than that? His low shot is super dangerous and deceptive. And that back pass to Hunt is still on my mind…

1:45 mark – Was Team USA playing a midfield zone? Sure looks like it. Loyola’s fools them with a flip pass. Zone is tough when you don’t play together a lot. Heads up flip from Layne.

2:20 mark – How did that go in? The next 40 seconds are all about new faces for Loyola. Then another Bradman rip at the 3:00 mark. 3:15 mark, wow Loyola’s passing.

3:30 mark – Mike Sawyer is such a good shooter, it’s not even funny. Did you think the new sticks would impact shooting in a bad way? Evidently, they didn’t.

3:45 mark – Josh Hawkins proves you can still dodge through multiple players with the new sticks. You just have to be fast, and get a little lucky.

4:30 mark – Chazz Woodson to Sam Bradman. I want to see a lot of that in 2014.

4:50 mark – Maybe Mike Sawyer should be on that team too. Man, that guy can straight up rip the ball.


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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.


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