Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
The weekend has come to a close and there is always subject matter to discuss beyond the weekend review of games.
1)Western New England College has no, I repeat, NO stickers on their helmets. I find this odd as few other teams go this route but I must say it looks good and helps keep costs down. I'm sure that is what they do it.
2)UVM and Lehigh got new helmets. Both are HUGE improvements over the ugly buckets they were wearing before. Lehigh's uniforms in general are pretty awesome when you consider the colors they have to work with: Brown, gold and white. The Gold face masks are particularly sweet.
3)CW Post has awesome uniforms. They also have some great lime green dyed stick on the squad as well as some other groundbreaking dye jobs. leave it to the LI boys to keep coming up with interesting stuff. I usually don't call people out on ridiculous behaviour and it could be said that I encourage it but one thing I do not encourage is painting your entire face to look like Lattimer from The Program. CW Post FoGo #16, I'm looking at you. shockingly poor.
4)the last point I will make is that when I look through pictures of Duke games, I see Max Quinzani [and others, but he is the most high profile] thumbing the head of their stick. It is illegal for any part of the hand to touch the plastic yet #8 gets away with it non-stop. Either the refs need to start calling this or the NCAA should remove the rule. What was the point of getting rid of draw strings when you won't call thumbing? I expect this to be resolved in typical NCAA fashion... meaning in 4-5 years.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I have repped Mark Steenhuis as the best current lacrosse player in the world before on this site and just may do so again. However, the article below touches on his ability but it focuses on his relationship with his kids and mentions that he didn't even start playing lacrosse until he was a senior in high school. The guy just keeps impressing me!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
some really good highlights from a great early season North-South match-up.
Cortland looks like they have some strong dodgers and finishers. Both teams played physical although both teams can be seen swinging at sticks instead of taking the body on numerous goal scoring opportunities, granted it is only a highlight reel.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
The players were introduced to the roar of some motorcycles and flame throwers, a geared out Dan Dawson jumped into a hot tub with some scantily clad blondes during the 3rd period, Mark Steenhuis had 13 points [7g, 6a] to capture his 3rd all-star MVP and supposedly a lacrosse game was played.
then read this: http://deadspin.com/5166103/florida-state-punished-for-cheating-scandal-but-not-really
so basically these schools and by extension, the NCAA are saying:
a)wrongs perpetrated by college students [just the kids] are worse than wrongs by YOUR OWN ATHLETIC DEPT/STAFF[PAID ADULTS, KIDS AND COACHES!].
b)drinking alcohol is bad, even though [at 21 years of age] it is legal.
c)cheating is kind of bad but really not that bad. next time, just don't get caught! tsk, tsk, slap on the wrist.
d)The NCAA has no teeth and is a slave to the money-earning sports and "academic" institutions.
So... WOW. I am appalled at FSU, the NCAA and Division 1 sports in general. The point of college is academics. PERIOD. Therefore, when serious academic violations are reported the response should be swift and meaningful, unlike what happened with FSU. These "students" should be suspended or even expelled and the tutors, coaches and administrators should be fired. Conduct violations [like what happened at ASU] are embarrassing for the University and the students involved and are quickly remedied by the suspension of the team but cheating scandals are far worse because they bring in to question why the students-athletes are even called students in the first place.
Duke's lacrosse season was cancelled by the school because of an off-campus party and allegations that in the end proved to be false. ASU's season was cancelled due to hazing and drinking. If this thinking continues logically, FSU's entire athletics department should be suspended for a year because the problems there are clearly systematic and widespread, yet the school did very little on top of the pathetic NCAA penalties.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
More Images and Full Story on lax.com at: http://www.lax.com/story.phtml?story=2241
This is a huge win for Stevenson. They have been accused of never winning a big game and this win certainly debunks the validity of that statement.
I applaud the Gburg and Stevenson players on the amount of dyed heads present in this game. The Stevenson guys didn't even have dye jobs with their team colors... Respek! However, certain components of both of their uniforms are pretty disgusting. The Gait helmet just doesn't look that good, does it? From my own [limited]experience, I didn't think it was particularly comfortable nor did it provide great vision. Maybe if the Visor were orange too? maybe...
Stevenson's gloves look like something you would buy at the Sports Authority on Clearance Sale although the rest of their uniforms looked really good. I know it is all about how you play and not how you look while doing it but there is no law against looking good so both squads can afford to try a little harder next time, ok?
I still dig the neon shoe laces purely on a style level but when you combine it with the cause they help support [http://headstrongfoundation.org/] it just doesn't get any better than that!
check out the link above for participation, roster size and other numbers related to lacrosse in the college ranks, specifically at the NCAA level. Unfortunately, I have not yet found similar numbers for the MCLA.