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Weekly Fast Break: USA Women Announce Spring Premiere Rosters; NLL Season Previews

Welcome to the Weekly Fast Break, where we update you on news and notes from the lacrosse world from the prior week. From major stories to entertaining social media posts and beyond, we’ve got you covered to catch you up on the latest news and opinion on and off the lacrosse field.

Steve Stenersen: ADVNC Lacrosse Podcast

CEO of US Lacrosse Steve Stenersen joined Chris Rotelli on the ADVNC Lacrosse Podcast, and talked about the growth and development of the sport in the United States, as well as plans for lacrosse in the Olympics and what that exactly will look like. Also discussed is Stenersen’s playing days at North Carolina, and advice that he would give to young players hoping to play at the NCAA Division I collegiate level. Click here to listen on the LAS site, or listen on SoundCloud, iTunes or Google Play.

Toronto Rock 2019 Season Preview

The Toronto Rock are looking to improve on last year’s performance, missing out on the 2018 playoffs. With Tom Schreiber on the floor, the Rock appear poised to make a playoff push this year. Steve Wizniuk breaks down Toronto’s prospects this year. Click here to read more.

US Lacrosse Releases Women’s Teams Rosters for Spring Premiere

US Lacrosse announced Team USA Women’s rosters for the Spring Premiere to be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California this January. The U19 roster was announced, and can be accessed here.  The Women’s senior team’s roster can be viewed here. Congratulations to all those who made Team USA!

Calgary Roughnecks 2019 Season Preview

The Calgary Roughnecks went to the Western Division finals last year in what was a successful run for the team. This year, their goal is to knock off Saskatchewan, and Steve Wizniuk thinks they have the potential to do so. Read the Roughnecks season preview here.

Makenzie Mason Writes Op-Ed for ESPNW

Makenzie Mason, a University of Florida women’s lacrosse player, wrote an op-ed for ESPNW on her challenges with mental health. Read the full text on ESPNW.

Western Australia Women’s Lacrosse Team Wins Singapore Open

The Western Australian Women’s Lacrosse Team won the Singapore Open last week, taking down Japan in the championship game. The Australians went undefeated throughout the tournament. Western Australian Captain Shendelle Oliver said, “I could not be prouder of this incredible group of women.” Read the full story here.

Top Photos: Red Group — 2018 World Games

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Last week LaxAllStars released the top photos from the 2018 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships’ Red Group. See the full gallery here.

New England Black Wolves 2019 Season Preview

Ryan Conwell breaks down the New England Black Wolves’ upcoming 2019 season. The Black Wolves face the Georgia Swarm in three of their first six games, which should be an immediate test for New England and measuring stick for their season. Read more here.

Nick Sakiewicz and Matt Vinc on the Lacrosse Classified Podcast

NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz joined Jake Elliott and Evan Schemenauer on the Lacrosse Classified podcast last Tuesday, and talked about the future and growth of the league. NLL Goalie of the Year Matt Vinc stopped by to talk about his signing in Buffalo. Listen to the podcast here on LaxAllStars, or on Soundcloud, iTunes and Google Play. Be sure to catch this week’s episode tomorrow starting at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Colorado Mammoth 2019 Season Preview

The Colorado Mammoth finished second in the West Division last year, and are looking to improve on their second-in-the-league record from a year ago. Ira Huff breaks down the Mammoth’s upcoming season here.