Team USA Storms Past Denver 22-6

January 12, 2016

The U.S. Men’s National team kicked off their campaign for the 2018 World Championship this past Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.  Coach John Danowski debuted as the head coach for the US as they rolled to 22-6 victory over the defending Division I champions Denver.  The coach had plenty of experience and depth on the roster even without all world midfielder Paul Rabil recovering from an injury.  The…


One on One With Florida Launch FOGO John Ortolani

ANNAPOLIS, MD - JULY 17:  John Ortolani #30 of the Rochester Rattlers walks with the ball during a Major League Lacrosse game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks on July 17, 2014 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.  The Rattlers won 10-7.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
January 4, 2016

During the course of interviewing MLL players, I discovered they have a variety of professions in the offseason. Most of these professions are related to lacrosse in the form of coaching and conducting camps and clinics. Other notable jobs are in the financial sector, strength and conditioning, corporate security, and prison guard. Our guest today, John Ortolani, has perhaps the most unique non-MLL job. John is an MMA fighter. Congratulations…


One on One With Kevin Crowley

November 3, 2015

In a return to more traditional interviews I venture up north to interview Kevin Crowley, a major force in lacrosse. Kevin’s achievements include 2010 USILA Player of the Year, 2010 First Team All-American, 2011 USILA Midfielder of the Year, 2011 First Team All-American, all-time points leader at Stony Brook University, first player drafted first overall in both the NLL and MLL draft, and member of 2014 World Champion Team Canada…


One on One With Rochester Rattlers Goalie John Galloway

Rochester Rattlers v New York Lizards
October 29, 2015

Continuing the In Lacrosse We Trust One on One series we keep our goalie and native New York theme we sit down with Rochester Rattlers’ goalie John Galloway.  He was one of the most decorated goalies coming out of college.  John won two national championships as the starting keeper at Syracuse in 2008 and 2009 as well as a two time All American and two time Academic All American.  He…


One on One With Ohio Machine Goalie Scott Rodgers

October 26, 2015

As I continue this journalistic experience I hope to relate the dedication and love for the sport of lacrosse that these players possess. When I think about professional player this man comes to mind: Scott Rodgers. If I had a pick in the expansion draft this man would be my first pick. Hardworking, confident yet humble, great teammate, and intense competitor. Welcome Scott and thanks taking the time to speak…


One on One With Florida Launch Defenseman Tucker Durkin

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October 3, 2015

I want to thank Tucker Durkin for taking time to answer some questions.  Tucker is a human eraser that takes offensive players out of the game and is a prototype defenseman that GMs and coaches dream of drafting. Many analysts and commentators say that your style was suited for the pro game right out of college.  What do you feel are the major differences for defensemen making the transition from…


One on One With Florida Launch Defender PT Ricci

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October 1, 2015

I have finally had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite players!  Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, PT.   PT Ricci: Andrew, thanks for the opportunity to speak with you. It’s a pleasure to be interviewed by one of my favorite lacrosse writers/websites. Many fans associate you with the Boston Cannons, but you were initially drafted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks. You won two MLL championships…


MLL Teams Making Moves Prior to Expansion

Denver Outlaws v Rochester Rattlers
September 15, 2015

Last week MLL teams announced their 23 man protected rosters as coaches protected their core players before trimming down to the 12 man protected list prior to the Atlanta Blaze picking their first draft.  This week we are looking at some of the players that were released.  With an expansion team many of these players will find a spot on a roster.  The talent available in this round has some…


One on One With Tomahawk Shades

September 13, 2015

Stepping outside the box and want to welcome Tomahawk Shades, an MLL sponsor, and say thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for our readers. First off can you introduce the people behind Tomahawk Shades to the ILWT readers? – Behind the scenes are myself (Andrew Shapiro) and my twin brother and partner Ryan Shapiro. We like to consider ourselves the Tomahawk Twins Your company has an…


One on One With the World Lacrosse Foundation

September 12, 2015

Andrew Baker: First and foremost introductions are in order.  Besides Casey Powell who is The World Lacrosse Foundation (WLF) leadership and key players? Lew Hamilton: Well, the WLF Board of Advisers is a small group of like-minded individuals bent on helping people really get more out of life through the power of sport—specifically our sport, lacrosse. Our Board is entirely populated with biographies of how lacrosse has positively affected a person’s…