Tag Archives: Magazine Covers

“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.

“Lacrosse Magazine” December 2013 Issue Features USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday Selected As “Person Of The Year”


Lacrosse Magazine December 2013 Issue

Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, has named U.S. Women’s National Team captain and University of Southern California women’s lacrosse head coach Lindsey Munday its 2013 Person of the Year.
One of the most talented players in the game today, Munday scored nine goals and handed out 14 assists to earn All-World Team honors as an attacker in leading Team USA to a record seventh gold medal with a 7-0 mark in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario. Elected captain by a team full of All-World players, collegiate All-Americans and Tewaaraton Award winners, Munday led the Americans to the World Cup’s most dominant run, as they outscored opponents by an FIL record 13.2 goals per game.
FEATURES
A KINDER, GENTLER PETRO?
Johns HOpkins coach Dave Pietramala has a reputation as one of the toughest guys in the game, but he’s developed a softer touch. Will it help the Blue Jays soar in 2014?
By Gary Lambrecht
THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS
The Minnesota Swarm lost $1 million in 2013. With three first-round picks, the return of Andrew Suitor and a move to the east, they’re going for broke in 2014.
By Neil Stevens
THE YEAR IN LACROSSE
Lacrosse Magazine recognizes the people, players, coaches, teams, games and moments that shined above all others in our sport this year, while LaxMagazine.com fans weigh in with their picks.
By Lacrosse Magazine Staff
DESTINATION DENVER
The Mile High City will host the biggest, best lacrosse event in history next July. But if you’re going, don’t miss out on everything else the area has to offer.
By Brian Logue
COLUMNS
From the Editor: The Power Of Community
His Space: Chips Off the Old Block
Her Space: Getting Posterized
DEPARTMENTS
The Scoop
Sankofa Alliance fields an all-black team, we recap the best of LaxMagazine.com’s “30 in 30” series, and Bowling Green preserves its short but prestigious lacrosse history.
Lifestyles
Rachel McGuire, a former Boston University player, provides a glimpse of life as an officer with the Boston Police Department, including patroling the finish line at this year’s Boston Marathon.
Your Edge
Crank it up with 114-mph man Mike Birney of the Detroit Titans and win the draw with Stony Brook’s Michelle Rubino.
Give and Go
North Carolina’s Mark McNeill is a two-sport athlete (football and lacrosse) with a double major who loves cheesecake, yoga and Taylor Swift.

“Lacrosse Magazine” Editor Matt DaSilva Discusses Selection Of October 2013 Cover And Three Alternatives That “Fell To The Cutting Room Floor”


Lacrosse Magazine Oct 2013 Covers That Didn't Make The Cut

Questions I hear often as the editor (Matt DaSilva) of Lacrosse Magazine: How do you pick your covers? And how do you pick who makes the cover?
The answer to those questions vary from month to month. After each edition drops, I’ll use this space to share some insight into the cover that made it, as well as the alternatives that were axed before press, starting with the October issue.
This special Sports Science and Safety edition went in-depth on the scientific and human elements of concussions, ACL injuries and other lacrosse-related health and safety matters under the microscope here at US Lacrosse. There’s a lot we like about the cover we chose (at right). Thanks to the g28raphic design talents of Gabriella O’Brien, we were able to merge a Body Wars-like stock image of an anatomical figure with a lacrosse action shot. We liked that the head (concussion) and knee (ACL) were in the foreground, and we thought this image best illustrated the premise that as science has evolved, so has our understanding of its role in our sport’s safekeeping.

Lacrosse Magazine Covers That Weren't 2The first alternative featured an X-ray-like illustration from behind with an emphasis on the brain and spinal cord. We blurred the masthead as an effect, representing the blurry vision that could come as a side effect of a concussion. Ultimately, we figured, this image focused almost too much on the brain and did not address other areas at risk of injury in lacrosse — like the knees, chest, ankles and hands. (Did you know the thumb is the most commonly injured digit in lacrosse?)

Lacrosse Magazine October 2013 Cover

Lacrosse Magazine October 2013 Cover

The second alternative features Brad Ross, whose bout with persistent post-concussion syndrome anchors the Sports Science and Safety package, and the powerful quote Corey McLaughlin used to lead the story: “I’m 28 years old, and I’m worried about long-term brain issues.” It certainly grabs you, but it felt more like a public service announcement than a cover.

The third alternative was the best of several options where we depicted high and blind-side hits in men’s lacrosse — the biggest offenders in causing concussions. It’s a great photo by Kevin Tucker from the 2012 NCAA tournament game between Maryland and Lehigh. But would it be fair to single out one team or one player and make it or him the poster child of foul play? That did not seem right, especially since we do not know what consequences came of this particular hit.

What do you think? Did we make the right choice? Sound off in the comments. We are gluttons for punishment.

For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/blogs/author/dasilva/10.10.13_at_10.10_a.m._by_Matt_DaSilva