NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…

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NLL: Wild draft night set for Thursday; who goes after Teat?

September 16, 2020

In a world and time of unknowns, there are three certainties: death, taxes and that Jeff Teat is about to become a first overall pick. Teat’s Brampton Excelsiors Junior A numbers were not only historic, they were the best since the mid-1970s (eight all time in assists, 14th all time in points). He proved quite quickly he can play with men unanimously winning the Major Series Lacrosse Rookie of the…

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ILWT Feature: Burdick ready to lead Webber University lacrosse program

September 9, 2020

Lacrosse continues to grow across the Sunshine State as Florida’s Webber University announced the addition of men and woman’s lacrosse for the 2021 season. Located in Babson Park on the shores of Crooked Lake, the Warriors look to take the field for their inaugural season playing in the NAIA Division I Sun Conference. ILWT correspondent Andrew Baker caught up with Chris Burdick, the Director of Lacrosse and men’s team Head…

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ILWT Memories: A mirror image

August 24, 2020

“It’s hard to hit her when she looks just like you,” a teammate once said to me. “It makes me hit her teammates harder,” I replied. If those lines were heard in a men’s lacrosse game, no one would blink. But they were said in several women’s lacrosse games. And if the old adage is true that girls can be vicious, imagine how it was when you played against someone who…

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PHOTOS: St. Joseph’s vs. Drexel

August 16, 2020

We dug back in our library of unpublished photos from this past spring and found this game from Franklin Field, where the St. Joseph’s Hawks defeated the Drexel Dragons 10-9 during the Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic. Each team finished that tournament 1-1, with St. Joe’s later falling to Penn, and Drexel beating Villanova. That tournament was held just before COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the rest of the NCAA season.

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ILWT Feature: Divisional differences, or how athletes are closing the gap in professional lacrosse

July 24, 2020

It used to be that, on average, entire professional lacrosse rosters were made up of two groups. One group of professional players (the majority group in Major League Lacrosse) came from Division I colleges and universities in the United States. The second group was made up of outstanding Canadian players without the experience of collegiate Division I play in the United States. It seemed like a player had to fit into…

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PHOTOS: Yale Bulldogs @ Villanova Wildcats

March 2, 2020

The Yale Bulldogs men’s lacrosse team defeated the Villanova Wildcats 18-12 on February 15 at Villanova Stadium. Thomas Bragg, Lucas Cotler and Matt Gaudet led Yale with four goals each. Matt Brandau and Jackson Morrill each scored three. Brody Wilson made 13 saves in goal for the win. Villanova was led by Connor Kirst’s four goals and and three each from Colin Crowley and Corey McManus. Will Vitton and Brendan…

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PHOTOS: Maryland @ Villanova

February 25, 2020

On February 18, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Maryland Terrapins 13-12 at Villanova Stadium. Connor Kirst and Patrick Daly led Villanova with a hat trick each while Corey McManus and Keegan Khan scored twice. Will Vitton made 14 saves in the win. Maryland was led by Logan Wisnauskas’ four goals and Jared Bernhardt’s three. Chris Brandau took the loss, making 12 saves. Wisnauskas led all shooters with 10 shots. Other…

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