• NLL: Teat leads exceptionally strong Riptide draft class
  • NLL: Roughnecks add speed, scoring through draft
  • NLL: Rock shore up at faceoff in 2020 draft
  • NLL: Wings stay local in first virtual draft
  • NLL: Thunderbirds targeted defence at the 2020 draft

Editorial: MLL, PLL tournaments provided necessary dose of medicine during pandemic

March 8th was my last great day. I worked for the NLL at the Toronto Rock game, got a hug from my favourite Calgary Roughneck and took a ball in the chest from Tom Schreiber during warmup (he apologized; I thought it was hilarious). It was a great day. It was the last great day, because then COVID-19 hit. If you’re reading this, you’re probably as nuts about lacrosse as…

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ILWT Feature: Orangeville home to the best of the past, present and future generations of lacrosse

Orangeville, Ontario is a small town approximately 80 km (that’s 40 miles for our American friends) outside of Toronto. It is not a huge area, home to around 29,000 people. It is a pretty little town similar in many ways to other Canadian towns. Most people outside of the lacrosse world probably wouldn’t give it a second thought; however, lacrosse greats of the past and the present are changing that….

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PHOTOS: Boston Cannons vs. Denver Outlaws

Photos from the Boston Cannons vs. Denver Outlaws’ semifinal MLL game on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Boston won this game 10-8, and went on to defeat Denver again in the championship game 13-10.

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ILWT Memories: A mirror image

“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

We dug back in our library of unpublished photos from this past spring and found this game from Franklin Field, where the St. Joseph’s Hawks defeated the Drexel Dragons 10-9 during the Philly 4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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PLL: MVP Williams scores six as Whipsnakes repeat as champions

Sunday’s PLL championship was Whipsnakes LC’s to lose, and had it not been for a massive offensive outburst in the fourth quarter, they would have. But a 10-0 run was more than enough to power them past Chaos LC 12-6 for their second consecutive championship title. Zed Williams scored five of his six goals in the final quarter including four in a span of 1:56. He was named the series’…

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PLL: Another classic sees Whipsnakes win chance to defend title

Thursday night Redwoods LC faced off against Whipsnakes LC in the second semi-final game of the night for the right to face Chaos LC for the PLL Championship. On this night, it would be the first-seed Whipsnakes once again coming out on top in overtime 13-12, to return to the PLL Championship to defend their title. This was another classic battle between these two squads. Back on July 25th, these…

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PLL: Chaos in control after 13-9 win over Archers in semi-finals

A quiver holds an archer’s arrows, but a quiver can also be a reaction from panic or fear. Thursday night in the PLL semi-finals Chaos LC made the Archers LC quiver from panic as the number seven seed controlled the entire game. The Archers didn’t have enough arrows in their own quivers to fight back, falling 13-9 to Chaos. Blaze Riorden had another strong game for Chaos, stopping 18 shots….

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Press Release: 2020 NLL draft to be held virtually

(Philadelphia, August 5, 2020) – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the longest-running and most successful professional lacrosse league in the world, today announced that the 2020 Entry Draft will be held on September 17th at 7:00 ET.  For the first time in league history, the Entry Draft will be done virtually. Following the recent NFL, MLB, and WNBA Drafts, the NLL is just the fourth professional sports league to produce a…

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PLL: Rabil’s Atlas exits playoffs at hands of Archers

Back on July 27th Archers LC faced Atlas LC and defeated them 11-10.  Tuesday night was the elimination matchup between these same two teams with Archers LC once again coming out on top this time 11-9. Archers will now face Chaos LC at 8 p.m. Thursday night with the winner going to the Championship on Sunday. Tom Schreiber made his presence known as he and the Archers started dominating the…

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