“Lacrosse Magazine” November 2013 Issue Released Featuring “Gym Rats”, Toughest Laxers, Duke Men’s FO Specialist Brendan Fowler And North Carolina Women’s Goalie Megan Ward
COVER STORY — Gym Rats Detroit Mercy’s conditioning paid off in 2013, just as a Syracuse trio hopes it will for them in 2014. Plus, grueling team workouts and a group of officials who know how to go the distance. By Clare Lochary, Corey McLaughlin and Mark Macyk FEATURES VIVE LA CROSSE In a region where most sports fans could probably tell you the pros and cons of the Montreal Canadiens’ 116th overall draft pick, but don’t know what a long pole is, a lacrosse renaissance has begun. By Daniel J. Rowe THE MCCORD ACCORD Coach Mindy McCord, assistant Paul McCord and star player Taylor McCord have made Jacksonville’s upstart women’s program a family affair. By Laurel Pfahler BULLDOGS ON THE BRINK Yale was three minutes away from its first final four since 1990. Syracuse had other ideas. But this is no one-hit wonder. With a ton of talent back in 2014, the Bulldogs look like they’re here to stay. By Gary Lambrecht COLUMNS From the Editor: Remember the Titans His Space: A Game Unlike Any Other Her Space: Finding a Workout Common Ground DEPARTMENTS Starters Early fall-ball contests pitted the Iroquois against Syracuse, Northwestern against Notre Dame (in Cortney Fortunato’s debut) and Denver against Colorado (in the Buffs’ debut). See them in action. The Scoop Yet another lacrosse team has been sanctioned due to hazing, a pervasive problem in college athletics. Plus, a Q&A with U.S. Olympic bobsled hopeful Chris Langton. Your Edge NCAA championship heroes Megan Ward of North Carolina andBrendan Fowler of Duke drop knowledge on goalie positioning and faceoff maneuvering, respectively. Give and Go Hamilton Nationals defenseman Tucker Durkin has consumed enough hot sauce to fry his taste buds, but he can still savor the pregame excitement.