NLL Offseason Recap: Colorado Mammoth

November 8, 2014

It’s that time of year again when the NLL is getting ready for training camp and the preseason.  This year the Colorado Mammoth have already made some bold key moves.  Of course we know that John Grant Jr. will be back for another year; and the Mammoth just announced that they have signed Drew Westervelt, Sean Pollock, Jamie Shewchuk, D.J. Lubs, Bob Snider and Colton Porter to one-year agreements. The…


MCLA Fall Ball: Metro State U. (Denver) Wins Strong vs. In-Conference Rival Johnson Wales U.

November 5, 2014

Photo Credit:  Di Miller On Sunday November 2, Metropolitan State University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse (5-1) took on rival Johnson Wales University at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.  It was a cold night and factoring in the time change, made for an interesting game.  Turf field #8 that MSU calls home is poorly lit making the late start to the game a challenge for both teams.  MSU ended…


Fall Ball: Metropolitan State University (Denver) vs. University of Wyoming

October 23, 2014

Photo Credit:  Di Miller On Saturday October 18, the Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners (3-1) played their second game of a double-header against the University of Wyoming Cowboys.  MSU had just come off a close loss to the UNC Bears 8-6 and wanted to win this game.  After the first game, they went over plays; ground balls; defensive slides; passing; and working as a team.  Obviously whatever Head Coach…


Fall Ball: Metropolitan State University vs. UNC in Greeley

October 21, 2014

Photo Credit:  Di Miller On Saturday October 18, Metropolitan State University Roadrunners (3-0) went head-to-head against their inner-league RMLC rivals the University of Northern Colorado Bears in Greeley.  The last time these two teams met during the regular season, UNC took down MSU by the score of 22-6.  So of course MSU wanted revenge.  Over the summer MSU has done some excellent recruiting and it’s paying off.  So far this…


Outlaws To Scrimmage Pioneers in 6th Annual Colorado Lacrosse Showcase

October 17, 2014

Photo Credit:  Denver Outlaws On Saturday October 18, the Denver Outlaws are set to scrimmage the Denver University Pioneers for the Annual Colorado Lacrosse Showcase.  In last year’s scrimmage, the DU Pioneers defeated the Outlaws by the final score of 10-5.  Unfortunately, the Outlaws were without many of their players due to Team USA tryouts in Pennsylvania, but gave it their all. This year the Outlaws roster consists of:  Defense—Chris…


Will Draft Picks Be Key for Mammoth in 2015?

October 13, 2014

The Colorado Mammoth have been extremely busy over the last month or so with the free-agent draft and the NLL Entry Draft. It was known that the team had some difficulties during the 2013-2014 season with the change in coaching staff; Casey Powell’s departure; the goalie controversy; and Adam Jones injury causing him to miss at least one month during the midseason. But the Mammoth have made some stellar moves…


What Does Terry Ellis Bring to the Mammoth?

October 9, 2014

Photo Credit:  Diane Miller On September 2, the Colorado Mammoth drafted Terry Ellis in the fifth round 42nd overall in this year’s NLL Entry Draft.  So just what does Ellis bring to the Mammoth?  He’s already played at the professional level having been drafted by the Denver Outlaws in the seventh round of the MLL Collegiate Draft held this January.  He played two games for the Outlaws in 2014 and…


Fall Ball: Metropolitan State University Takes Down Rival Colorado School of Mines

October 7, 2014

Photo Credit:  Di Miller On Sunday October 5, Metropolitan State University (2-0) took on the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.  The weather was beautiful except for the extreme winds.  Players were wondering how much affect this would have on their game.  The field wasn’t in the greatest of shape which was also a concern for ground balls and face-offs.  The last time these two teams met was during…


Dillon Ward Long Term Commitment Solidifies Goal in Colorado

October 1, 2014

On September 18, the Colorado Mammoth signed goalie Dillon Ward #45 to a five-year contract. This is a historic moment not only for the Mammoth, but Ward as well.  Ward was selected by the Mammoth third overall in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft; the highest a goaltender was taken in 14 years.  He was originally the backup goalie to veteran Ty Belanger at the beginning of the season.  However, the…