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Answering Your Questions: Summer Tournaments

Spring season has drawn to a close. For collegians, this means cross training and some kind of internship (woof), but for high school and middle school athletes, summer is all about tournaments. College coaches recruit…


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How The West Won

My team just came back from four days at the WCLA National Tournament in Colorado Springs. This is Virginia’s second year at Nationals and we went 2-2. In the normal season under our usual conditions,…


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Is a Shortage of Youth Referees Hurting the Game?

Last night, my U-13 West End Warriors went to battle with a team from across town known for their polished stick skills and outstanding conditioning. We were the underdogs from the first face-off, and fell…


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In Defense of Music

It’s 10:30 PM and the lights are on but the park is empty. All teams at the Pomerstone Classic have gone home for the night. Except mine. From far away you can see us clustered…


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The Post-Game: You vs. DOMS

We played three games back to back on Saturday down in Roanoke in the Virginia Tech Tournament. In spite of generally crushing it on the field (#winning) like a champ, I woke up on Sunday…


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New Lacrosse Swag Represents Growth for the Sport

As a youngster, suiting up for lacrosse practice was a simple and conservative affair. I grabbed a pair of beat up shorts, an old school penny from my brother’s closet, and some second hand equipment…


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Building a Pocket: Find the Sweet Spot

Crafting the perfect pocket is an art. There’s a fine line between a creating a masterpiece and breaking the rules. Thankfully, women’s sticks have come a long way since the wooden, pancake flat tennis rackets…


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Goalie Matt Roik Ejected After Glove Inspection

Last Saturday night, in an unusual series of events, Colorado Mammoth goalie Matt Roik was ejected from the game with 6:29 remaining after a glove check. Minnesota Swarm coach Joe Sullivan called for the check…


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Richard Prakopcyk to be Inducted into NJLHF

The New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame will be inducting a former Rutgers star in its 2013 class. Richard Prakopcyk,  who attended Rutgers and excelled in Varsity lacrosse during the late 1970’s, will officially be…