ILWT Feature: In conversation with Tom Mariano

February 18, 2021

One of the joys of working in lacrosse is making the acquaintance of some great people. I have greatly looked forward to the next guest in our Florida Lacrosse series since he took over as the head coach of the Florida Launch. Tom Mariano has worn many hats since his playing days at Nazareth, when he was on the 1992 Division III National Championship team. He is currently the Assistant…

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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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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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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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NCAA: Merrimack Warriors win DII championship

June 2, 2019

The #7 Merrimack Warriors upset the #1 Limestone Saints by a stunning 16-8 score to win the men’s NCAA Division II Championship on Sunday, May 26th at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. They made it look easy. This is Merrimack’s second straight national title. Even more impressive is the fact that Merrimack and Limestone have combined to win almost every championship over the last six years. That trend will end…

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PLL: 24 players taken during inaugural draft

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Premier Lacrosse League draft was held on Monday but was held until 2 a.m. when it was shown on tape-delay on NBC Sports Network. With four rounds and six teams the PLL draft only featured 24 picks so there really isn’t much room to error, no matter how stacked every roster is already. Archers LC had the first overall pick and they went with the bonafide favourite and…

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LeMoyne Dolphins DII National Champions

May 30, 2016

When people talk college lacrosse it’s usually the big universities in division one, Denver, Maryland Notre Dame, etc.  But when Memorial Day weekend hits, there is plenty of action in divisions two and three.  Such was the case today in Philadelphia. The LeMoyne Dolphins (20-0) defeated Limestone Saints (21-1) 8-4 to win their fifth National Championship.  LeMoyne is about 10 minutes from downtown Syracuse, while Limestone is in Gaffney, SC. …

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Lacrosse Scores: Tight Games Throughout NCAA

March 11, 2015

The start to the 2015 season has been beyond intense with number 1 falling and an abundance of one goal games in regulation and overtime. This past Tuesday was nothing short of that. North Carolina at one point was down 6-2 against Bryant but climbed their way back to win 10-9. Saint Joseph’s gave Virginia a scare, but the Wahoos squeaked by with their one point victory as well. Fairfield,…

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Simmons Column: No Benefits to Snow-Crosse

February 23, 2015

Photo Credit: Ian Neadle Playing lacrosse in the snow is not easy. It is harder to pass, clear, collect ground balls and see the ball as a goalie. Snow leads to a sloppy game and creates parody between unequal teams; that is what we saw in the Loyola-Holy Cross game. Three games had game times changed or were postponed on Saturday: UMBC-Monmouth, Penn State-Villanova, and Georgetown-Towson. I can’t tell you…

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A Different Kind of MLL Draft Review

January 31, 2015

The MLL Draft is almost a week old and everyone has had time to give their draft grades as well as their surprises of the draft. With more time than I probably needed, here is a little bit of a different break down of the draft. Some of it is a little look behind the scenes and some of it is actual draft analysis and some of it is just…

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