Sean Murphy Blog: Part Two

After starting the tournament 0-3, Ireland was hungry for a win, and we knew that our last 2 games would make a big difference in our chances to make it to the medal round.  Fortunately, as members of the highest ‘Blue’ division, we would essentially be playing down from the top while the teams in the other divisions were playing to earn their way up in the standings. But it…


A Look at Long Island’s Five All Stars

The Long Island Lizards will be sending 5 players down to Florida for MLL All Star weekend. Four of them will be playing for the Young Guns and one for the Old School team. If there’s a group of players you want to watch, it’s going to be the Long Island Lizards. First on the list for the Young Guns is goalie Drew Adams. Selected 19th overall by the Lizards…


National Lacrosse League Announces Steve Govett Chairperson of Board of Governors

Press release The National Lacrosse League announced that Colorado Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett has been named the Chairperson of the league’s Board of Governors. As such, his responsibilities include serving in a consultative role to NLL Commissioner George Daniel and evaluating new business and strategic opportunities for the league as a whole. “I am flattered that my peers have elected me to represent the NLL in this…

FAU Stadium, the home of the 2012 MLL All-Star Game.

The Future of the MLL In Florida

It is no secret, this year’s All-Star Game was put in Boca Raton for a reason. The MLL is looking to expand, and Florida is a key market they are looking at. The league appears to be on the upswing, two television deals with high end networks, decent attendance, corporate sponsors, and stable operating costs. Commissioner David Gross has stated that the league wants to double in size by 2020,…


Rochester Lands Rotanz

In MLL news today the Ohio Machine traded Rob Rotanz and a fourth round pick to the Rochester Rattlers in exchange for two second round picks in next year’s draft. Rotanz was the 8th overall selection in this year’s draft by the Machine after a successful four year career at Duke. He has only played in two games this season, scoring one goal. Rochester currently sits in 5th place in…


Thunder fry Salmonbellies 10-5

On Wednesday night the Langley Thunder were back in action as they took on their rivals the New Westminster Salmonbellies. This was the second meeting between these two teams. Langley won the first game 12-8. The game began with Langley flexing their offensive muscle as despite only having 6 shots in the first period Langley were able to build a 4-0 lead. New Westminster though could not get their offense…


Israel Eliminated from European Championships

The debut of Israel’s men’s national lacrosse team in the European Lacrosse Championships came to an end, as No. 8 Netherlands rolled to an 18-3 quarterfinal win at Amsterdam Bos on Wednesday. Netherlands grabbed an early 2-0 lead, but Elan Daisudov and Ben Bretter answered back for Israel to tie the game at 2-2. Goaltender Hank Altschuler made several impressive saves to preserve the tie after one quarter of play. However, the Dutch scored seven straight…


Sean Murphy Blog: Ireland at the European Lacrosse Championships

Coaching overnight lacrosse camps can be exhausting.  So I was not very happy when my phone rang at 4:30 in the morning last Wednesday while I was getting precious sleep at a Trilogy Lacrosse camp in Georgia.  But you can imagine my surprise when the call turned out to be from the Director of the National Lacrosse Team of Ireland telling me I had been moved from an alternate to…


MLL All-Star Game Picks

The MLL All-Star Game is now only a few days away, and today our MLL staff sat down to decide what each of our game picks were for the leagues greatest showcase. The game can be watched live on ESPN 2 this Saturday at 7:50 from Boca Raton Florida. The game isn’t exactly a throw in, for even though it doesn’t matter in the standings all the players are competitive…


Redmen Take on Lakers at MSL Halfway Point

After the Kitchener/Waterloo Kodiaks made a mess of the MSL standings Tuesday night by defeating the Six Nations Chiefs, the Brooklin Redmen started their week at home to the Ajax Rock. The game was the first in two nights for the Redmen as they’ll also travel to Peterborough to take on the Lakers Thursday night (more on this game later). With Kitchener jumping into a tie for third overall Tuesday…