NCAA Game Preview: Lehigh to Open Season at Home Against Marquette

February 3, 2015

Photo Credit: LehighValleyLive.com Coming up this Saturday February 7 is the opener for both Lehigh and Marquette. There’s a lot of amplified following behind Lehigh this season, and Marquette still stands as a strong program also. I predict Marquette will be a bit off-beat to start 2015 as they don’t see their home turf until their fourth game of the season. Their first match-ups away are Lehigh, Hofstra and Richmond….

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MLL Rookie Focus: Wes Berg

January 28, 2015

Photo Credit: Ian Neadle “With the 16th overall pick in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft, the Denver Outlaws select Wes Berg, offensive player, Denver University.” Wes Berg as a player goes well beyond statistics. His biography on the Denver University roster page is glittering and shining with numerous awards, milestones and honors. His play progresses consistently every year, as reflected in his stats. But we cannot just hold him to…

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What’s With Warrior Regulator Helmets?

December 16, 2014

A few weeks ago, Cascade R and Warrior Regulator helmets were declared uncertified by NOCSAE standards. This past Friday, Cascade announced they came up with solutions alongside NOCSAE following constant updates throughout the process. Where’s Warrior and what are they doing? In the few retail lacrosse stores there are across the nation stand giant Regulator displays. Mocked up helmets sit on a helmet throne center of the display. All T-II…

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NCAA Underdogs of 2015

December 12, 2014

What’s better than watching the top seeded team get upset? Or seeing a powerhouse ultimately come crashing down in the finals? Below are my personal predictions as to who has shots at seeing postseason action this season in Baltimore. I’m not saying all these teams, or any of these teams, will make it. I’m not saying others won’t. But based on underdog criteria I will outline below, these schools have…

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Outlaws to Hold Open Tryouts

December 10, 2014

Do I hear another ‘Invincible’ movie taking place? The 1976 Philadelphia Eagles holding open tryouts at the cost of being the NFL’s laughing stock for the season. Them actually finding someone in the mix and inviting him to training camp where he somewhat proves himself. What do the Denver Outlaws hope to accomplish? For one, in 1976, the Eagles were struggling in the NFL, getting booed by their own fans…

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Helmet Recalls Causing Disturbances in the Force

December 3, 2014

It was recently declared by NOCSAE that the Cascade R and Warrior Regulator helmets are not to standard. Coincidentally, this came within 48 hours of STX releasing their new helmet they partnered with Schutt to create: Stallion. This poor marketing scheme of STX’s is really beginning to impact the lower levels of lacrosse. It seems that Black Friday commences the seasonal shopping for gear, specifically gloves and helmets. More and…

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Gear: Brine Releases King V Gloves and Clutch Arm Pads

November 17, 2014

If you’re ready to step up your game and need gloves, the newest editions of the King series will help you out. If you need arm pads, not so much. GLOVES Let’s just get the obvious out of the way: they look cool. However, what I like about that is this time around, every “aesthetic feature” has a protective purpose. They already come broken in. You could legitimately grab a…

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MCLA Game Notes: Metro State Takes on Johnson & Wales in Fall Ball Scrimmage

November 3, 2014

This was my (Ian Neadle) first time seeing MCLA lacrosse in person. I always considered a downgrade from the NCAA level. I was wrong. The players are smaller and the intensity is lower. However, the referees are not qualified (in my opinion) to call a game with higher intensity such as NCAA (some officials were quite terrible). The heart and will are there, and the players make the most of…

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NCAA Offseason: Denver Pioneers on Track for 2015 Success

September 29, 2014

The Denver Pioneers have a busy offseason ahead of them. Following a NCAA Final Four semifinal fall to 3-peating Duke, the team has the consistency and ability. Duke was a powerhouse in the postseason, having witnessed first hand, and would have been a big upset for Denver. Bill Tierney’s squad is losing a big chunk of its experienced roster to graduated seniors. However, a compliment to the college program has…

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Siena Offseason Looks Promising; Good Preparation for 2015

September 17, 2014

This past 2014 offseason has been nothing but excellent for Siena lacrosse. Many players, both current and former, participated in international tournaments, recruiting programs are in place, and the fall ball schedule has been released. Let’s look at all the experiences these current athletes are attaining: 1) FIL World Championships in Denver: Two current and two former Siena players were on Team England and others this summer to compete in…

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