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…


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…


MLL: Hammerheads take a bite out of Bayhawks to secure playoff berth

July 25, 2020

It was almost like the theme to Jaws was playing on the big screens in Maryland this afternoon. The Connecticut Hammerheads may be one of the youngest and newest teams in Major League Lacrosse but they rallied behind their team name and hunted down their Bayhawks prey this afternoon. No one would have known this team lacked experience or age watching today’s game. They thoroughly shut down the defending champions in a…


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…


MLL: Outlaws take over top spot with win over Bayhawks

July 23, 2020

The Denver Outlaws walked away the winner in a match against the Chesapeake Bayhawks that was decided in overtime as two previously unbeaten teams took to the field on a rainy night in Annapolis. The Outlaws remain the only undefeated team in the MLL with just two days of regular season play left. Brian Kormondy fired a bullet with 6:41 left to give Denver the 13-12 victory in a game…


MLL: Host Bayhawks remain perfect, beat Boston 15-13

July 21, 2020

After almost a two-hour weather delay last night the Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-0) fought off the Boston Cannons 15-13 to remain undefeated and saddle the Cannons (1-1) with their first loss. The Cannons started the game off with a beautiful behind-the-back highlight goal from Challen Rogers. Bryce Wasserman would soon follow that up and the Cannons would be up 2-0 early in the game. That would be the last lead Boston…


MLL: Chesapeake chisels away Lizards’ lead

July 20, 2020

The heat from the sky wasn’t the only thing on fire in Annapolis as the Chesapeake Bayhawks played like they had a hometown advantage Sunday afternoon against the New York Lizards at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Nine different players contributed to the scoresheet in the Bayhawks’ 18-13 win. Some of these goal scorers like Andrew Kew (two goals) and Lyle Thompson (three goals) were expected. However, one was not: C.J. Costabile, whose…


MLL: Barrage return to MLL after 11 years but fall to defending champs

July 19, 2020

On Saturday the Philadelphia Barrage returned to the playing field after an 11-year absence and faced the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. Unfortunately, the Barrage just fell short by falling 16-11. Tommy Palasek got the ball rolling for the Barrage by scoring the first of his three goals of the MLL season to start the Barrage on a quick three-goal run. Mark Matthews and Shayne Jackson would find the back of…