USA Has Gold On Their Mind Again

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July 9, 2014

The United States men’s national team began its final stretch of practices on Sunday leading into the World Lacrosse Championships, which kick off on Thursday. Rather than talking about plays or schemes, the coaches began by touching on pride and what it means to represent not only yourself and US Lacrosse, but most importantly, your country. Pride in one’s country has been abundant with the World Cup and is always…

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Australia’s Hopes Never Higher Than Lacrosse Right Now

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July 8, 2014

THE CULTURE The Outback is a place internationally recognized for its ‘rough and tumble’ environment and people. Though “the outback” is just a small dot geographically on a huge island, the citizens of Australia aren’t pushovers either. People of Australia have always had a reputation of being tough and able of handling themselves.  They have their own styles of sports which are usually much more dangerous than those more traditionally…

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FIL Tournament Preview: Grey, Plum and Blue Divisions

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July 7, 2014

As we prepare for the FIL tournament, we will preview three different divisions each day leading up to the games. Today we highlight the Blue, Grey and Plum Divisions. Part One: Red, Green and Orange Blue Divison USA- The obvious favorites to win the entire thing. It’s on USA’s turf in Denver, Colorado and every single one of their players plays in the elite field lacrosse league, Major League Lacrosse. Jesse Schwartzman is…

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Israel Looks For Gains and Strengths in Denver 2014

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July 7, 2014

The last time I saw Team Israel play was admittedly a poor showing for them. I was granted an opportunity back in mid-spring to see some of the team in a preseason match against the Lizards, who left the game dominating the scoreboard. THE ROSTER A week away from heading into the 2014 FIL Tournament in Denver, Israel has arrived in Colorado and begun roster preparations. The next few days…

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Vikings in Denver: Team Norway Preview

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July 6, 2014

Norway is coming off some disappointing finishes in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 European Championships, finishing 24th at Worlds and 14th at the European Championships. With no World Championship under their belt the Norwegians gain a lot of experience at the international stage that has been hard to come by in the northern European countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Norwegian participated in the Scandinavian Lacrosse Challenge…

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FIL Tournament Preview: Red, Green, Orange Divisions

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July 5, 2014

As we prepare for the FIL tournament, we will preview three different divisions each day leading up to the games. Today we highlight the Red, Green and Orange Divisions. Red Austria: This is Austria’s second FIL tournament after their national team founded in 2008 for the European championships. They finished 21st last year overall after winning one game in group play (over Argentina) and winning two low bracket games. They were in…

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Iroquois Poised for Successful FIL Run

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July 5, 2014

Native Americans invented the game of lacrosse, so it’s fitting the Iroquois will have as good a shot as any to become the first nation not named United States or Canada to win the World Lacrosse Championships. Following a 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championship that wasn’t to be, the Iroquois will be itching to compete for a world championship. In 2010, British officials would not accept the Iroquois’ tribal documents….

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John Grant Jr Sidelined in FIL Tournament

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July 4, 2014

The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) announced today that forward John Grant Jr. will not be playing for Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships that begin next week in Denver, Colorado.  He will be joining Coach Randy Mearns’ staff on the sidelines to help Canada win its third World Championship and will be replaced on the 23-man roster by Burlington, Ontario native Jordan MacIntosh. Grant, a…

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Y Driegiau Coch: Team Wales Preview

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July 3, 2014

Y Driegiau Coch means “The Red Dragon” in Welsh and the Welsh National team will be channeling that fierceness during their World Championship run come July the 10th. The Welsh are coming off some steady performances at the 2010 and 2012 World and European Championships respectively, placing 11th at the 2010 Worlds and 10th at the 2012 European Championships. Wales has been a consistent team when it comes to final…

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Team Scotland Preview: The Kilted Men of Scotland

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July 1, 2014

We will be taking a look at a different FIL team each day leading up to the tournament in Denver. The men in kilts are looking to improve on their improving run that they have had since the 2006 World Championships, where they took 11th out of 21 teams. Since the 2006 World Championships Scotland has gone up to ninth after the ’08 European Championships, seventh in the ’10 World…

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