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Lacrosse Magazine October 2014 Issue Released Featuring Denver Outlaws MLL Championship, Big Ten Conference And Fall Ball Preview


COVER STORY — At Last - Outlaws are Champs Arguably the model franchise for Major League Lacrosse, Denver had never taken a title despite its success. But a spark from John Grant Jr. helped the Outlaws over the hump in a thrilling finals comback win over a great Rochester team. by Theresa Smith Online Coverage - Denver Takes Crown in Dramatic Fashion | Grant Sparks Denver | Championship Photo Gallery | MLL Leaves Mark on Atlanta FEATURES #Lacrosse is Trending Social media has changed the way that teams coaches and players operate day-to-day. Who are the key players? And how can you maximize social media? by Corey McLaughlin  Fallball: 30 in 30 The arrival of fall renews hopes for a great spring. We'll be looking at 30 burning topics over the course of 30 days on LaxMagazine.com - follow along! by LaxMagazine.com Staff  B1G Time The Big Ten Conference brings deep pockets, deep-rooted rivalries, new matchups and the promise of more TV exposure to both men's and women's college lacrosse. by Megan Schneider  "ALS Just Sucks" Five years after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, Georgia high school coach Mickey Beard still embraces the people drawn to his side. by Devon Heinen  Action Hero Jay Jalbert, the purveyer of the swim dodge and an electrifying talent of his era, heads into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame alongside seven other greats. by Mark Macyk  Goals Attained Erin Brown Millon joins husband Mark Millon as the only husband-and-wife tandem in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. How did she make her mark on the game? by Mark Macyk  COLUMNS From the Editor: Against Better Judgement His Space: Mitchell an LSM Trailblazer Her Space: Lacrosse Mind Games Boyle Point: Burn, Ballwatch and Batted Balls DEPARTMENTS Lifestyles  She used to make her mark on the fields for Boston University, but now her career has her working with the NFL - former Terrier Alex Mount talks about her work as a graphic designer in pro sports. Your Edge  Get power shooting jedi mind tricks from Syracuse star Kayla Treanor, while Matt Streibel shows how players can pick the right dodge to maximize their abilities. Give and Go  Entering his freshman year of college with one of the most famous names in the game and already a star after his MIAA career at Boys' Latin, we catch up with Shack Stanwick in this month's Q&A. The Scoop  The shot clock debate comes into focus while face-off specialists have to make more changes, Brodie Merril lands in Toronto with the Rock after the Wings head to New England and we look at how systems align with the U.S. Women's U-19 and Senior National Teams.

COVER STORY — At Last – Outlaws are Champs
Arguably the model franchise for Major League Lacrosse, Denver had never taken a title despite its success. But a spark from John Grant Jr. helped the Outlaws over the hump in a thrilling finals comback win over a great Rochester team.
by Theresa Smith
Online Coverage – Denver Takes Crown in Dramatic Fashion | Grant Sparks Denver | Championship Photo Gallery | MLL Leaves Mark on Atlanta
FEATURES
#Lacrosse is Trending
Social media has changed the way that teams coaches and players operate day-to-day. Who are the key players? And how can you maximize social media?
by Corey McLaughlin
Fallball: 30 in 30
The arrival of fall renews hopes for a great spring. We’ll be looking at 30 burning topics over the course of 30 days on LaxMagazine.com – follow along!
by LaxMagazine.com Staff
B1G Time
The Big Ten Conference brings deep pockets, deep-rooted rivalries, new matchups and the promise of more TV exposure to both men’s and women’s college lacrosse.
by Megan Schneider
“ALS Just Sucks”
Five years after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Georgia high school coach Mickey Beard still embraces the people drawn to his side.
by Devon Heinen
Action Hero
Jay Jalbert, the purveyer of the swim dodge and an electrifying talent of his era, heads into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame alongside seven other greats.
by Mark Macyk
Goals Attained
Erin Brown Millon joins husband Mark Millon as the only husband-and-wife tandem in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. How did she make her mark on the game?
by Mark Macyk
COLUMNS
From the Editor: Against Better Judgement
His Space: Mitchell an LSM Trailblazer
Her Space: Lacrosse Mind Games
Boyle Point: Burn, Ballwatch and Batted Balls
DEPARTMENTS
Lifestyles
She used to make her mark on the fields for Boston University, but now her career has her working with the NFL – former Terrier Alex Mount talks about her work as a graphic designer in pro sports.
Your Edge
Get power shooting jedi mind tricks from Syracuse star Kayla Treanor, while Matt Streibel shows how players can pick the right dodge to maximize their abilities.
Give and Go
Entering his freshman year of college with one of the most famous names in the game and already a star after his MIAA career at Boys’ Latin, we catch up with Shack Stanwick in this month’s Q&A.
The Scoop
The shot clock debate comes into focus while face-off specialists have to make more changes, Brodie Merril lands in Toronto with the Rock after the Wings head to New England and we look at how systems align with the U.S. Women’s U-19 and Senior National Teams.

NCAA Lacrosse: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2014 Season Game With USC At Wrigley Field On April 26; Marketing Partnership Event With Chicago Cubs Will Be Televised By Big Ten Network


Northwestern Women's Lacrosse hosts USC at Wrigley Field

Northwestern Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced today (Nov. 4) that the Wildcats’ seven-time NCAA champion women’s lacrosse program will face Southern California at iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The game — part of the event and reciprocal marketing partnership announced by Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs earlier this year — will be played in primetime at 7 p.m. CT and be televised by the Big Ten Network.

The matchup pits ultra-successful Northwestern head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller against one of her most successful former players and assistant coaches, 2006 Northwestern alum, USC head coach and current captain of the U.S. Senior National Team Lindsey Munday. Last spring, Northwestern and USC met in the first-ever lacrosse game at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and in 2014 will share the honor of introducing America’s fastest growing sport to Wrigley Field.

“Our program could not be more excited for the opportunity to bring women’s lacrosse to Wrigley Field, one of the most iconic sports venues in the world,” Amonte Hiller said. “We’ve been fortunate to play in some neat settings in recent seasons, including the Coliseum last year, but to take the field in our hometown and with the unique gameday atmosphere that Wrigleyville provides will be an unforgettable experience. The fact that we’re able to welcome Lindsey and her up-and-coming program into the fold only makes it that much more special.”

Northwestern, which last season finished 19-3 and appeared in the NCAA semifinals for a ninth consecutive season, also has participated in the debut of women’s lacrosse at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas (2011) and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (2012).

Northwestern baseball kicked off the Wildcats’ innovative event partnership with the Cubs on April 20, 2013, when it blanked Michigan, 6-0, at the Friendly Confines. In 2010, Northwestern staged the first college football game at Clark and Addison since 1938 when it hosted the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic.

Chicagoland lacrosse fans have plenty to look forward to in 2014. Less than a week after Northwestern and USC do battle at Wrigley Field, the Wildcats will host the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament in Evanston (May 1-4), the final ALC Tournament before the formation of a Big Ten women’s lacrosse conference in 2015. The complete 2014 Northwestern women’s lacrosse schedule and information related to season ticket packages will be released in the coming weeks.

NCAA Lacrosse: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Officially Joins “Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Conference” With Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State And Rutgers For 2014-15 Season


Northwestern Women's Lacrosse Joins Big Ten Lacrosse Conference

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday the adoption of men’s and women’s lacrosse as the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, ushering in a new era for Northwestern’s seven-time NCAA champion women’s lacrosse program.
The Big Ten women’s lacrosse conference will consist of Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan — which will debut its varsity women’s lacrosse program in the 2014 season — and Big Ten newcomers Maryland and Rutgers. Big Ten rules allow for a conference championship when six institutions sponsor a program in any given sport.
Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany and the Conference also announced that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning in 2014-15, the first such affiliation of its kind in the history of Big Ten athletics.
“This is an extremely exciting announcement for the entire lacrosse community,” said Northwestern head coach and five-time National Coach of the Year Kelly Amonte Hiller. “Gaining the support, stability, TV coverage and brand association of one of the most prestigious college conferences in the country is an enormous step forward for our sport. We are thankful to Commissioner Delany for his leadership in making Big Ten women’s lacrosse a reality and look forward to competing for a Big Ten championship in 2015.”

NCAA Lacrosse: “Big Ten Conference” Officially Announces Addition Of Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse


Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Official Announcement

The Big Ten Conference announced today that men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports and that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.
“We are excited to announce the launch of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse and the addition of Johns Hopkins as a sport affiliate member,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. “Johns Hopkins is an outstanding institution with a legacy of success in men’s lacrosse that is simply unmatched in intercollegiate athletics. Lacrosse is an emerging sport among our current schools and is a long-held passion among our East Coast institutions. With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers in all sports and Johns Hopkins for men’s lacrosse, we will have the requisite number of institutions to make men’s and women’s lacrosse official conference sports, building upon our tradition of broad-based sports competition. We look forward to the start of the first Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons in 2015.”
Big Ten competition in both sports will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins participating in men’s lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women’s lacrosse. Big Ten rules allow for a conference championship when six institutions sponsor a program in any given sport.
The six programs that will comprise Big Ten men’s lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century. Johns Hopkins has been an independent since 1883 and leads all schools with 44 national championships. Maryland has claimed 11 national titles, while Rutgers has also won a national championship. The Scarlet Knights launched men’s lacrosse in 1887, followed by programs starting in 1913 for Penn State, 1924 for Maryland and 1953 for Ohio State. Michigan instituted a men’s lacrosse program in 2012. Maryland, Ohio State and Penn State each qualified for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship this season, with the Buckeyes advancing to the quarterfinals.

Big Ten Lacrosse

NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse To Join “Big Ten” Conference Along With Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State And Rutgers


Big Ten Lacrosse

The Blue Jays would join Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers presumably after the 2014 season, when Maryland and Rutgers are slated to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East, respectively.

After 130 years as an independent in men’s lacrosse, Johns Hopkins will be  joining the Big Ten. An announcement has been scheduled for Monday morning when the university  will confirm the move, according to sources and a published report.

The news conference will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cordish Lacrosse Center on  Johns Hopkins’ campus in Baltimore.

Big Ten and university officials would not comment on the move.

The addition of Johns Hopkins will give the Big Ten its sixth member – a  requirement for the conference to earn an automatic qualifier to the NCAA  tournament.

The announcement comes 17 days after a seven-member special committee  recommended May 17 that the university seek conference affiliation after the  team had spent the past 130 years as an independent.

During an ensuing conference call with athletic director Tom Calder and coach  Dave Pietramala, Pietramala had said that he would like the Blue Jays to begin  conference play in 2015.

Johns Hopkins’ move is the latest in the conference realignment wave in men’s  lacrosse. In 2011, Syracuse announced that it would leave the Big East for the  ACC, and Notre Dame followed the Orange in September. The month before the  Fighting Irish’s announcement, Loyola, which captured the national championship  in 2012, said it would switch from the Eastern College Athletic Conference to  the Patriot League for the 2014 season.

In November, Maryland and Rutgers announced that they would join the Big  Ten.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse-blog/bal-johns-hopkins-lacrosse-program-to-join-big-ten-20130602,0,1998652.story#ixzz2V6hKJ4Cg

NCAA Lacrosse: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse Established The “Club Program To Varsity” Lacrosse Model; Will Other Schools Follow?


Michigan didn’t start a brand-new men’s program, but transitioned its supremely talented club squad to varsity.

With Michigan’s addition, the Big Ten now has three teams, which is not enough for the conference to officially add the sport, but enough to land men’s lacrosse on its television channel: on April 14, the Big Ten Network is expected to air the Michigan-Ohio State game. Will Michigan State, which has a well-developed club program, be spurred to action?

But as with most college sports, money talks. Lacrosse is not a revenue-generating sport, which doesn’t exactly compel athletic directors to support it. Besides financing the men’s team, new women’s teams are often added to comply with Title IX.

This isn’t unusual in college sports — most recently, Penn State moved its men’s and women’s club ice hockey programs to Division I, thanks to a single $88 million check. Lacrosse, however, has traditionally seen new Division I men’s programs build from the ground up, as at Marquette and High Point, which start play in 2013.

Michigan may be an anomaly now, but there are many more successful lacrosse clubs out there, especially at Football Bowl Subdivision universities like Arizona State, Brigham Young, Oregon and Texas.

“A lot of these big schools out west have the opportunity to build lacrosse tradition,” said Brian Myers, University of Texas’s club coach. “Hopefully, Michigan is just the first domino.”

These colleges are looking at Michigan and wondering, just how do we do this ourselves?

For starters, it would help to have a dedicated club coach with deep community roots, like Michigan’s John Paul, and someone like Dave Brandon, the university’s receptive athletic director.

“Money doesn’t solve everything, but it’s an integral piece, especially at these big schools,” said Paul, who helped raise $5 million to make the varsity move.

For more:  http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/where-michigan-goes-in-lacrosse-will-others-follow/