All-Name March Madness: The finals

April 7, 2018

Today I bring you the final rounds of my first-ever field lacrosse all-name bracket in honour of March Madness. Keep reading for the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four and the championship round.   Sweet Sixteen South Region 1 Shackleford Stanwick, Johns Hopkins 13 Colin Chell, Ohio St. Chell? Nah I’m good. Sorry, Colin, you made a great run to the Sweet Sixteen. But come on, Shackleford Stanwick, that’s an…


All-Name March Madness: Round 2

April 6, 2018

Yesterday I brought you round one of the very first all-name field lacrosse bracket. We narrowed down the field from 64 to 32. Let’s get to today’s matchups and see who moves on!   Round 2 South Region 1 Shackleford Stanwick, Johns Hopkins 9 JoJo Marasco, NY These are two great names. Shackleford Stanwick and JoJo Marasco is a tough matchup. But in the end, I think Shackleford Stanwick is…


All-Name March Madness: Round 1

April 5, 2018

In honour of everyone’s current obsession, we’re taking the favourite tournament and flipping it on its head – lacrosse style! Welcome to – what is to my knowledge – the first-ever March Madness All-Name Bracket for field lacrosse! To be eligible for this bracket, the 64 players chosen had to be either a current division one men’s college player or be listed on a Major League Lacrosse team.* In determining…


Settling into the Standings: MLL Week 14 rankings

July 21, 2015

Everyone knows who will be in the playoffs this year, but teams 2-4 continue to jockey for position, with a semi-final home game on the line. The bottom half of the table played for pride with varying degrees of success. With so much already determined when it comes to ranking the teams, the league standings themselves almost do a satisfactory job of predicting which team should be where. New York…


All Shook Up: Week 13 MLL Power Rankings

July 14, 2015

This past weekend’s MLL action was a bit crazy. New York and Denver showed how much they don’t like each other in the pouring rain, Rochester and Chesapeake exchanged body blows for two straight hours, Ohio effectively prevented those caissons from Boston from rolling along, and Florida and Charlotte engaged in what is known as a “shootout.” As the season winds down the playoff picture comes into closer relief and…


Ups, downs, and a M*A*S*H unit: Week 12 MLL Power Rankings

July 7, 2015

As we head into Week 12 of the MLL season things are starting to appear in high relief, or perhaps that’s a deceptive perspective. The gap at the top of the table is so narrow now that you have to squint to see it. Similarly, the differences between the teams at the bottom of the table fade into the ether as well. All have their flaws, but some teams have…


The Grateful Dead and MLL – Rankings Rise and Fall

June 30, 2015

How about a self-indulgent rankings theme this week? In addition to some great MLL games this weekend, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead played their first two of five final concerts, the Fare Thee Well celebration, out in Santa Clara, California. Looking ahead to this coming weekend, with more MLL and more Grateful Dead goodness, as Fare Thee Well descends on Chicago for three nights, let’s do the marriage…


NCAA Power Rankings: April 6

April 6, 2015

The rankings this week had a large amount of self-contained insanity.  Just about every team from last week’s top 5 and last 5 all won, with seemingly everyone in between losing.  This meant that I didn’t drop anyone this week, but there was plenty of shuffling.   Oh, and the Patriot and Ivy Leagues continue to baffle me.     Records and scores are including games from April 5. 1        Maryland        Record:…


NCAA Power Rankings: March 23

March 27, 2015

    And then there was one.   Four teams entered the week unbeaten.  Only Syracuse would avoid a loss.  They also showed that they completely deserve that top ranking by routing Duke 19-7.  Maryland gave North Carolina their first loss behind a stellar defense once again.  Speaking of defense, Notre Dame shut out Ohio State for the second goose egg in Division I this season.   There was a…


2014 Week 1 CUFLA Three Stars

September 10, 2014

With the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) returning to action, In Lacrosse We Trust kicks off the 2014 season coverage with Pat Gregoire’s Week 1 Three Stars. Third Star- Taren Cook- Bishop’s University Freshmen Taren Cook had an impressive CUFLA debut, netting four goals in Bishop’s 16-3 victory this past Sunday. The Rothesay, New Brunswick native will look to help fill the offensive void left by former Gaiter standout…