Talbot Blog: Courage, Commitment and Hard Work

July 7, 2014

Hello everyone! It feels like forever since my last entry. Life hit me pretty hard this past year and it feels like I’m still trying to catch up! But enough with my non goalie life. This year marks a very special one for the Voyageurs as the team founders Jeff Culkin and Mike Dee agreed to sell the team to some of the long-time players. Jeff, Mike and everyone else…


Talbot Blog: Voyageurs Split Weekend

June 24, 2013

Hello everyone! It feels like ages since my last blog entry. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and all of the great lacrosse that comes with the season.  We are well underway in our summer activities and even though it has been a rougher start than expected for the Voyageurs, it’s exciting to be playing with such a talented group in a league that keeps exceeding expectations in regards…


Talbot Blog: Rockhoppers the Champions

March 19, 2013

I’d like to begin this blog by thanking In Lacrosse We Trust for the opportunity to write a little piece about lacrosse and the NALL every week. It has been a great season for the Rockhoppers and certainly an overall successful one for the league as well. If you look at what was positive from the second season of the North American Lacrosse League, I think the future looks promising…


Talbot: Rockhoppers Face Kingfish at Home

March 8, 2013

The games that team plays of the road are often different from the ones you play at home. The game plan is usually simplified and, as the away team, you don’t feel the need or the emotional connection to give a good show to your fans. When we travel to Kentucky, our biggest enemy is the fatigue we accumulate from flying and driving. I’m sure teams from Rhode Island and…


Talbot Blog: Rockhoppers Keep Rolling

February 19, 2013

I like playing at the Du Burns arena in Baltimore. Even though it has a lot of weird little annoying things like the blinding windows and the awful locker room layout, it also has a lot going for it. The turf is one of the best in the league, the fans show up to games and seem to know about lacrosse and, most importantly, we are 2-0 in the building…


Talbot Blog: New England Matchup Leads to Boston Win

February 5, 2013

Last weekend we faced the Rhode Island Kingfish in our first matchup of the season. I was a little nervous about facing this team for two particular reasons. First of all, they had not win a game yet this season, but all their losses were in close games where they had fought until the end. I think every team in the NALL is capable of winning against anyone. Also, many…


Talbot Blog: Rockhoppers Move Into First

January 29, 2013

It’s always great to win big away games. Usually, the game plan is to keep it simple, hoping the other team tries to do too much in an effort to please their fans. As a goalie, my job is, obviously, to keep the score as low as possible but also to give some confidence to my teammates. Our last two games have been pretty similar in structure and in results,…


Talbot Blog: Rockhoppers Win Two

January 22, 2013

Hello everyone. I’m glad to be back on In Lacrosse We Trust, this time blogging as a proud member of the Boston Rockhoppers of the North American Lacrosse League. Let me start off by saying how great I think the start of the season has been for our team but also for the league in general. It seems like every team is enjoying good coverage from their local media and…


Vince Talbot Blog: Rockhoppers Open Camp

December 10, 2012

This weekend saw the beginning of the Rockhoppers training camp.  As part of the players invited to camp I had the chance to participate in one of the most intense three hour practice I’ve ever done.  Intense, fast drills with minimal rest and a bunch of players giving it all for a roster spot, that is what was going in on in Marlboro, MA! The core leaders of the Rockhoppers…


Vince Talbot Blog: Aiming for the NLL

November 19, 2012

On Saturday November 17th I had the chance to participate in the Philadelphia Wings rookie camp. During this three hours player showcase the coaching staff of the Wings made us go through drills and scrimmages.  It was great to get to play with some of the Wings future prospects and also some familiar faces that I had played with or against before. The QSLL/TNLL was well represented at the camp…