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“Lacrosse Magazine” December 2014 Issue Released Featuring “Person Of The Year” Lyle Thompson & Lives Of Women’s Lacrosse Coaches


Every season, there are players that capture the attention and imagination of fans - some because they anchor championship teams, others because of amazing achievements and talent, still more for inspirational stories of how they got to be where they are at the top of the game. But seldom is there a player which captures the world of lacrosse the way Lyle Thompson did in 2014. A once-in-a-generation talent, the University of Albany and Iroquois Nationals star also celibrates the games roots through his heritage and has made it clear that he hopes to serve as an ambassador of its growth for the rest of his life.  Corey McLaughlin visited the Thompson family in New York for the feature story on the rising senior and his family, anchoring a look back at 2014 that includes our Stories of the Year and Best of Lacrosse nominations for the online fan vote, running through the end of November on LaxMagazine.com

Every season, there are players that capture the attention and imagination of fans – some because they anchor championship teams, others because of amazing achievements and talent, still more for inspirational stories of how they got to be where they are at the top of the game.
But seldom is there a player which captures the world of lacrosse the way Lyle Thompson did in 2014. A once-in-a-generation talent, the University of Albany and Iroquois Nationals star also celibrates the games roots through his heritage and has made it clear that he hopes to serve as an ambassador of its growth for the rest of his life.
Corey McLaughlin visited the Thompson family in New York for the feature story on the rising senior and his family, anchoring a look back at 2014 that includes our Stories of the Year and Best of Lacrosse nominations for the online fan vote, running through the end of November on LaxMagazine.com

COLUMNS

From the Editor – Proud Coach’s Husband

by Matt DaSilva

As the husband of a woman who coaches both the University of Notre Dame of Maryland soccer and lacrosse teams after writing her name all over the school’s record books, I’m intimately aware of the sacrifices and rewards that living the dual coach/mother life brings.

His Space – Meet the Women of Walla Walla

by Bill Tanton

Another western outpost for the game springs up in an unlikely place – Walla Walla, Washington, where Whitman College begins play under Maryland transplant Kate Robinson. The game has come a long way since I first picked up a stick in 1947.

Her Space – Coaches, Moms and Mentors

by Kate Hickman

Some of the top coaches in women’s lacrosse – women like North Carolina’s Jenny Levy, Penn State’s Missy Doherty and Denver’s Liza Kelly – balance team duties with the raising of their own families. It’s a dual feat that deserves a ton of respect and an example for us all.

 

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.

Lacrosse Magazine September 2014 Issue Released Featuring Team Uganda And Full Coverage And Reporting At The FIL World Championships


Lacrosse Magazine Sept 2014 Issue

A month after capturing hearts and making history at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, Africa’s first national lacrosse team has landed on the cover of Lacrosse Magazine. The September edition of LM, which hits mailboxes next week, features Team Uganda captain Patrick “Pato” Oriana, goalie Allan Amone and defenseman Ronald Otim in a portrait staged by photographer Trevor Brown at the team’s University of Denver dorm. The cover adorns a special edition with 20 pages of world championship coverage, including more vivid photography and behind-the-scenes reporting with Team Uganda, Team USA and gold medal-winning Team Canada. Just three years after the first sanctioned lacrosse game in Africa, Uganda overcame financial, political and cultural obstacles to get to Denver, where the team’s story caught fire. Eight of the players come from the northern region of Uganda that was terrorized by the Joseph Kony-led Lord’s Resistance Army during the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Many come from poverty. Some, like Castro David Onen, sacrificed their jobs to play for Team Uganda. “In case of anything, I can pick up and finish my school,” Onen said. “If nothing, I hope to spread the word of lacrosse in Africa. Onen, a baker, scored in every game for Uganda, including the first goal in team history in its FIL opener against Ireland. He also scored the first goal in the first King’s Cup in 2011 in Kampala, Uganda. “I scored the first goal in Africa. I’m very glad to come to America, another continent, in the world games of lacrosse, and to score again the first goal,” Onen said. “It’s a moment I will remember for a long time.” Uganda’s debut was a moment the lacrosse world will remember forever.

“Lacrosse Magazine June 2014” Issue Released Featuring Team USA Men’s Preview And The Tewaaraton Award (The Heisman Of Lacrosse)


COVER STORY – Star Power The biggest names in the game come together this summer in Denver, where Team USA seeks to take home a second straight gold medal against a powerful slate of opponents headlined by 2006 world champion and 2010 runner-up Canada.  FEATURES The Heisman of Lacrosse  From its physical heft to its metaphorical meaning, the Tewaaraton Award carries some serious weight in the lacrosse world. Several past winners tell us the stories of their trophies. by Mark Macyk | Online Extra: 2014 Tewaaraton Finalists Team USA Preview  An in-depth intreview over oysters with lacrosse mega-star Paul Rabil, a feature on the self-dscribed dorky defenseman known as Fletch and the unlikely union of Rob Pannell and Steele Stanwick headline this special 15-page package leading into July's FIL World Championships in Denver.  Devon Wills' Pro Day  Lacrosse Magazine follows the world-renowned women's lacrosse goalie in her historic pursuit of a roster spot in Major League Lacrosse, becoming the first female to break the MLL barrier with the New York Lizards. by Corey McLaughlin | Online Coverage: Wills Impresses at Pro Day | Photo Gallery | Wills Makes History, NY Practice Squad  Jump to Inclusion  US Lacrosse hopes to 'move the nedle' to diversify the sport so it reflects the demographics of all communities. by Paul Ohanion  COLUMNS From the Editor: Season of Upstarts His Space: Don't Assume Anything Her Space: Checking Your Ego DEPARTMENTS Nike/USL High School Rundown  Who rules the roost as high school state playoffs go down to the wire? Keep up with the latest on LaxMagazine.com - Weekly Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 pool updates and more: Boys | Girls  Lifestyles  Once a member of New Hampshire's NCAA championship squad in the early 1980's, Katey Stone is a leading light in the women's hockey world, having coached the U.S. women at the recent Sochi Olympics. She talks on the similarities between players of the two sports and her expriences at the top of both games. Your Edge  Loyola's Australian Sensation Marlee Paton puts on a free-position shooting clinic, while Team USA's Ned Crotty breaks down how to victimize a short stick d-middie if you happen to find yourself covered by one. Give and Go  Penn State's Maggie McCormick wanted to be a marine biologist, but she's found herself on a career path that supports her aptitude for working with people. She answers our questions on lacrosse and life in this month's Give and Go interview.

COVER STORY – Star Power
The biggest names in the game come together this summer in Denver, where Team USA seeks to take home a second straight gold medal against a powerful slate of opponents headlined by 2006 world champion and 2010 runner-up Canada.
FEATURES
The Heisman of Lacrosse
From its physical heft to its metaphorical meaning, the Tewaaraton Award carries some serious weight in the lacrosse world. Several past winners tell us the stories of their trophies.
by Mark Macyk | Online Extra: 2014 Tewaaraton Finalists
Team USA Preview
An in-depth intreview over oysters with lacrosse mega-star Paul Rabil, a feature on the self-dscribed dorky defenseman known as Fletch and the unlikely union of Rob Pannell and Steele Stanwick headline this special 15-page package leading into July’s FIL World Championships in Denver.
Devon Wills’ Pro Day
Lacrosse Magazine follows the world-renowned women’s lacrosse goalie in her historic pursuit of a roster spot in Major League Lacrosse, becoming the first female to break the MLL barrier with the New York Lizards.
by Corey McLaughlin | Online Coverage: Wills Impresses at Pro Day | Photo Gallery | Wills Makes History, NY Practice Squad
Jump to Inclusion
US Lacrosse hopes to ‘move the nedle’ to diversify the sport so it reflects the demographics of all communities.
by Paul Ohanion
COLUMNS
From the Editor: Season of Upstarts
His Space: Don’t Assume Anything
Her Space: Checking Your Ego
DEPARTMENTS
Nike/USL High School Rundown
Who rules the roost as high school state playoffs go down to the wire? Keep up with the latest on LaxMagazine.com – Weekly Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 pool updates and more: Boys | Girls
Lifestyles
Once a member of New Hampshire’s NCAA championship squad in the early 1980’s, Katey Stone is a leading light in the women’s hockey world, having coached the U.S. women at the recent Sochi Olympics. She talks on the similarities between players of the two sports and her expriences at the top of both games.
Your Edge
Loyola’s Australian Sensation Marlee Paton puts on a free-position shooting clinic, while Team USA’s Ned Crotty breaks down how to victimize a short stick d-middie if you happen to find yourself covered by one.
Give and Go
Penn State’s Maggie McCormick wanted to be a marine biologist, but she’s found herself on a career path that supports her aptitude for working with people. She answers our questions on lacrosse and life in this month’s Give and Go interview.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rankings From Lacrosse Magazine Features #1 Loyola, Duke, Denver, Syracuse, Notre Dame And Johns Hopkins


April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Who's Hot? Notre Dame (+4): How much hotter can a team be? The Irish began the week with their NCAA tournament at-large chances in question after a loss to Maryland. This week they edged Maryland in the ACC tournament semifinals and held off Syracuse in Sunday's ACC final to grab an NCAA AQ bid. Harvard (+3): The Crimson won the program's first Ivy League regular season title in 24 years by beating Yale by a goal on Saturday. Harvard hosts the four-team Ivy League tournament this week, which, if the Ivy regular season is any indication, will be three close games. Who's Not? North Carolina (-3): The Tar Heels' three-spot slip has more to do with Notre Dame's rise and Johns Hopkins holding serve with a win over Villanova, but UNC also fell to Virginia in the ACC Showcase on Saturday night, a matchup of the conference's fifth and sixth teams according to the regular season standings. Princeton (-3): It's all but official that the Tigers' season is over after losing to Cornell by two on Saturday. Princeton had an outside chance at the NCAA tournament, but with Notre Dame going on a tear coupled with a regular-season ending loss didn't do the Tigers any favors. Maryland (-2): What's up with the Terps? In its last three games, Maryland has scored six or fewer goals twice in losses to Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame, which sandwiched a win over Notre Dame two games ago. Who's New? Saint Joseph's (19): Coach Taylor Wray's bunch jumps into the Top 20 after a couple weeks at "also considered" status. Bryant, whom the Hawks beat earlier in the season in a key NEC tilt, lost to Brown and opened the door for St. Joe's, the top seed for this week's conference tournament. Its losses this year are to Penn on Feb. 25, a heating up Drexel team on March 25 and High Point in the season-opener.

Who’s Hot?
Notre Dame (+4): How much hotter can a team be? The Irish began the week with their NCAA tournament at-large chances in question after a loss to Maryland. This week they edged Maryland in the ACC tournament semifinals and held off Syracuse in Sunday’s ACC final to grab an NCAA AQ bid.
Harvard (+3): The Crimson won the program’s first Ivy League regular season title in 24 years by beating Yale by a goal on Saturday. Harvard hosts the four-team Ivy League tournament this week, which, if the Ivy regular season is any indication, will be three close games.
Who’s Not?
North Carolina (-3): The Tar Heels’ three-spot slip has more to do with Notre Dame’s rise and Johns Hopkins holding serve with a win over Villanova, but UNC also fell to Virginia in the ACC Showcase on Saturday night, a matchup of the conference’s fifth and sixth teams according to the regular season standings.
Princeton (-3): It’s all but official that the Tigers’ season is over after losing to Cornell by two on Saturday. Princeton had an outside chance at the NCAA tournament, but with Notre Dame going on a tear coupled with a regular-season ending loss didn’t do the Tigers any favors.
Maryland (-2): What’s up with the Terps? In its last three games, Maryland has scored six or fewer goals twice in losses to Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame, which sandwiched a win over Notre Dame two games ago.
Who’s New?
Saint Joseph’s (19): Coach Taylor Wray’s bunch jumps into the Top 20 after a couple weeks at “also considered” status. Bryant, whom the Hawks beat earlier in the season in a key NEC tilt, lost to Brown and opened the door for St. Joe’s, the top seed for this week’s conference tournament. Its losses this year are to Penn on Feb. 25, a heating up Drexel team on March 25 and High Point in the season-opener.

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rankings From Lacrosse Magazine Features #1 Maryland, Syracuse, Florida, North Carolina And Boston College


April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

NCAA Women's Rankings April 28

Who’s Hot? Loyola (+4): The Greyhounds punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament with a dominant performance in the Patriot League, capturing the title in their first season in the league to run their streak to 12 straight after a rough patch early. Penn State: (+2): A narrow win over Princeton sends Penn State into what is sure to be a tough ALC tournament, featuring three Top 10 teams as well as the Nittany Lions. Who’s Not? Duke (-5): A week after upsetting North Carolina to make a big jump up, the Blue Devils take a slide back down after falling against Virginia in the ACC tournament. Stony Brook (-4): The Seawolves took one on the chin against America East foe Vermont over the weekend, falling by a goal as they enter the league tournament week. Ohio State (-3): A slip against ALC foe Johns Hopkins drops the Buckeyes a couple spot going into the league tournament, with the Blue Jays, Northwestern and Ohio State slotting to 5-6-7 in this week’s rankings.

“Lacrosse Magazine May 2014” Issue Released Featuring Boston College Women’s Lacrosse, NCAA Tournament Preview And MLL Breakdown


COVER STORY – BC on the Brink Once an ACC laughingstock, Boston College has May Madness on the mind. Can the Eagles rise to the occasion behind stars like Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick? FEATURES Our Lacrosse Angel  Twenty-one yars after her tragic death, Heather Leigh Albert remains a source of inspiration to her family, the lacross community, and the HLA Award winners who excel in her memory at the US Lacrosse National Tournament  by Brian Logue  May Madness  A special 13-page package has stops at Boston College, North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, Bryant and Cornell, plus a trip back in time with stories of NCAA tournament lore told by past champions.  by Lacrosse Magazine Staff  Understanding Impact  A US Lacrosse-funded accelerometer study with the Princeton men's and women's lacrosse teams could change the way we think about head injuries in our sport.  by Paul Ohanian  Matchup Nightmare  At 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Garrett Thul was an unstoppable force at Army, a status he has maintained in the MLL and as one of the 30 hopefuls for the U.S. Men's National team.  by Corey McLaughlin  MLL Breakdown  Kyle Sweeney and Brodie Merrill have reunited in Boston. But are the Cannons Contenders? LM's MLL preview breaks down all eight teams. Chesapeake Bayhawks Denver Outlaws Boston Cannons Charlotte Hounds Florida Launch New York Lizards Ohio Machine Rochester Rattlers  COLUMNS From the Editor: As Good as Gold His Space: A Pitch With A Catch Her Space: Straight to the Source Boyle Point: The Two-Man Trend DEPARTMENTS Lifestyles  Chatting about life, lacrosse, and everything with former Franklyn & Marshall player and current NFL agent Peter Schaffer.  Your Edge  Defensive tips from Triology Lacrosse and MLL stalwart Chad Wiedmaier and midfield work from the notebook of Duke and U.S. Women's Taylor Trimble.  Give and Go  With the US Lacrosse WCLA Natioinal Championships on the horizon (May 7-10 in Virginia Beach, Va.), LM shoots the breeze with Georgia peach Kelly Arnhardt.

COVER STORY – BC on the Brink
Once an ACC laughingstock, Boston College has May Madness on the mind. Can the Eagles rise to the occasion behind stars like Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick?
FEATURES
Our Lacrosse Angel
Twenty-one yars after her tragic death, Heather Leigh Albert remains a source of inspiration to her family, the lacross community, and the HLA Award winners who excel in her memory at the US Lacrosse National Tournament
by Brian Logue
May Madness
A special 13-page package has stops at Boston College, North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, Bryant and Cornell, plus a trip back in time with stories of NCAA tournament lore told by past champions.
by Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Understanding Impact
A US Lacrosse-funded accelerometer study with the Princeton men’s and women’s lacrosse teams could change the way we think about head injuries in our sport.
by Paul Ohanian
Matchup Nightmare
At 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Garrett Thul was an unstoppable force at Army, a status he has maintained in the MLL and as one of the 30 hopefuls for the U.S. Men’s National team.
by Corey McLaughlin
MLL Breakdown
Kyle Sweeney and Brodie Merrill have reunited in Boston. But are the Cannons Contenders? LM’s MLL preview breaks down all eight teams.
Chesapeake Bayhawks
Denver Outlaws
Boston Cannons
Charlotte Hounds
Florida Launch
New York Lizards
Ohio Machine
Rochester Rattlers
COLUMNS
From the Editor: As Good as Gold
His Space: A Pitch With A Catch
Her Space: Straight to the Source
Boyle Point: The Two-Man Trend
DEPARTMENTS
Lifestyles
Chatting about life, lacrosse, and everything with former Franklyn & Marshall player and current NFL agent Peter Schaffer.
Your Edge
Defensive tips from Triology Lacrosse and MLL stalwart Chad Wiedmaier and midfield work from the notebook of Duke and U.S. Women’s Taylor Trimble.
Give and Go
With the US Lacrosse WCLA Natioinal Championships on the horizon (May 7-10 in Virginia Beach, Va.), LM shoots the breeze with Georgia peach Kelly Arnhardt.