September 17, 2012

Matt DaSilva

Matt is editor of Lacrosse Magazine. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @mdasilva15.

November 24, 2015
From the Editor: Thinking Inside the Box
LM's Matt DaSilva, a notoriously late adopter, has finally come around to recognizing the appeal of box lacrosse. Perfect timing on the eve of the National Lacrosse League season.

May 4, 2015
ICYMI: It's the Chase That Matters in NCAA Season
Ryan Boyle suggested drastic NCAA tournament changes in a recent column for LM, but this weekend proves once again - it's the race to the title that's exciting, not just the net-cutting.

February 26, 2015
From the Editor: Skirting the Issue

January 29, 2015
From the Editor: What Maryland Does

January 23, 2015
#LaxCon Day 1: Faceoffs, Cascade Helmets in Focus
Lacrosse Magazine's Matt DaSilva and Megan Schneider provide the sights and sounds from Friday's debut at the US Lacrosse Convention, including an unlikely kumbaya between faceoff men and officials and a closer look at the recertified Cascade R helmet.

December 31, 2014
From the Editor: Love-Hate With Twitter

November 20, 2014
From the Editor: A Proud Coach's Husband

October 23, 2014
From the Editor: Inside A Warrior's Mind
This "Military Edition" of Lacrosse Magazine has a lot to do with the type of person who gravitates to both our sport and the service of our country. You don't have to understand it to respect it.

September 25, 2014
From the Editor: Against Better Judgement

June 26, 2014
From the Editor: Thompsons, Braids are In
After a special college season, the Thompson brothers proved a proper antidote to the party-boy image that lacrosse sometimes has.

May 22, 2014
From the Editor: Lacrosse's Season of Upstarts

April 24, 2014
From the Editor: As Good as Gold

January 31, 2014
DaSilva: Women's Game Has Momentum

January 24, 2014
#LMRanks: No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (WD1)
A much-hyped recruit, a returning defensive All-American and a debut in the toughest conference in the game. Notre Dame has its work cut out for it in 2014.

January 23, 2014
Blue vs. White: The Best Lacrosse You'll Ever See
While Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., traditionally pits the U.S. team against final four-caliber college foes, Team USA coach Richie Meade has put a different spin on the nationally televised game. U.S. vs. U.S.

December 18, 2013
#BestOfLax: Milton Girls Explode on Scene in '13
Plenty of squads had breakthrough years in 2013, but none were so big, from such a relatively unknown place, as the Milton (Ga.) girls' lacrosse team, our #BestOfLacrosse team breakthrough winner.

November 25, 2013
DaSilva - Lacrosse and the Power of Community

October 3, 2013
DaSilva: The Mission of the Magazine

August 17, 2012
Powell Retires from MLL, Eyes 2014 U.S. Team
Casey Powell says he's done with the MLL, but may return to the NLL and will aim to "finish on top" with Team USA in 2014.

July 19, 2012
Former UNC Star Dies After Delivering Twins
Kellie Thompson, a former three-time All-American women’s lacrosse player at North Carolina, died Monday from complications following the delivery of her twin daughters. She was 31.

July 19, 2012
USL to Name 'Duel in Denver' Team on Facebook
US Lacrosse will reveal Friday on Facebook its 25-man U.S. men's national team roster that will square off against Canada in September.

July 16, 2012
Ivy League Issues Concussion Recommendations
With growing concerns about concussions in lacrosse and the potentially harmful short- and long-term effects they can have on college players, the Ivy League positioned itself as a leader on the issue Monday by approving a series of recommendations for lacrosse and soccer.

May 21, 2012
Video: Ray Lewis' Speech to Loyola Lacrosse
Known for hair-raising speeches, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis delivered one Wednesday to the Loyola men's lacrosse team as it prepared for its NCAA quarterfinal game against Denver. The Greyhounds went on to defeat the Pioneers 10-9. Watch video of Lewis' speech here.

May 4, 2012
SSSA's Kathy Jenkins Earns 600th Career Win
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) School girls' lacrosse coach Kathy Jenkins earned her 600th career victory Thursday when the Saints defeated Holy Child 15-2. She became just the second high school girls' lacrosse coach in the country to reach 600 and the latest coaching legend honored in a season of milestones.

April 16, 2012
Duke's Best Yet to Come?
The Duke men's lacrosse team continued its dominance of otherwise indomitable Virginia with a 13-5 victory in Charlottesville, the Blue Devils' 12th win in 13 games in the series between the ACC rivals. And while Matt Forman offers legitimate insight after spending a week in the Duke camp leading up to that game, I'll throw out this oversimplification of the trend. It's April.

March 30, 2012
Hopkins-UVA Sets Mark for ESPNU Lax Ratings
Johns Hopkins' 11-10 overtime victory over Virginia last Saturday was the most watched ESPNU lacrosse game among households in history and tied with a 2011 NCAA tournament quarterfinal for most viewers, a network spokesperson confirmed Friday.

March 23, 2012
Calverton (Md.) School Boys Stun No. 23 Landon
Calverton School, with an enrollment of just 83 boys in its upper school, upset D.C. area high school boys' lacrosse giant and nationally ranked Landon School 11-10 on Thursday. Plus, video highlights from Boys' Latin's last-second win over St. Andrew's from earlier this week.

March 14, 2012
HSB: Sunny Side of Florida Head Injury Scare
A clash of Florida high school boys’ lacrosse powers Tuesday night ended with both teams kneeled at midfield in prayer. But it wound up becoming a feel-good moment.

February 29, 2012
Two Longtime Lacrosse Contributors Die on Field
Even in lacrosse hotbeds, the sport resides on the shoulders of coaches, officials and administrators who support it for little or no personal gain. By all accounts, Kurt Burmeister of Smithtown, N.Y., and Joe Cieslak Sr. of Baltimore were two such men. Both died on the field due to heart attacks in a span of 48 hours.

February 29, 2012
Lehigh's Cassese Thanks 'Nova for Wakeup Call
Several surprises surfaced Tuesday in an uncharacteristically busy weekday for NCAA Division I men's lacrosse. Princeton benched star goalie Tyler Fiorito for an undisclosed conduct violation and fast-rising Fairfield found more overtime magic at its fingertips to be beat Hofstra on the road. But perhaps the biggest surprise was the manner in which unranked Lehigh manhandled No. 19 Penn.

February 21, 2012
Report: Starsia Signed Five-Year Deal with UVA
Despite the specter of the Virginia lacrosse murder trial, Cavaliers head coach Dom Starsia signed a new five-year contract in January.

February 17, 2012
Richie Meade LI Hall of Fame Induction Video
Former Navy and current U.S. men's national team coach Richie Meade was among 10 inductees to the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame last Saturday. "I've been brought up here on the backs and shoulders of some great men," he said.

February 7, 2012
Rochester Boy Dies After He's Struck by Ball
A 12-year-old lacrosse player died Tuesday, five days after he was struck in the chest by a ball during an indoor game, according to a report by YNN Rochester (N.Y.).

February 6, 2012
Back Injury Sidelines Delaware's Eric Smith
Delaware senior attackman Eric Smith, the team's top returning scorer, has a disc injury in his back that will sideline him for at least two months. A school spokesperson confirmed the injury after Smith sat out the Blue Hens' season opener Saturday, a 19-6 victory over Detroit Mercy. Smith scored 25 goals and added 25 assists for Delaware in 2011.

February 5, 2012
Duke's Thomas Out Indefinitely After Foot Surgery
The injury bug has bitten the Duke women's lacrosse team again. Senior All-American midfielder Kat Thomas has opted to have surgery after spraining her foot the first week of preseason. A timeline for her recovery has not yet been determined.

December 23, 2011
NCLL Founder Frederick Dies from Injuries in Fire
Scott Frederick, a longtime lacrosse official who founded the National Collegiate Lacrosse League, died last weekend from accidental injuries sustained in a fire, according to the Southern Lacrosse Officials Association. He was 75.

December 21, 2011
Social Media Brings Out Best, Worst of Lax Culture
Lacrosse Magazine editor Matt DaSilva is slowly coming around to see the benefits of Twitter, as he wrote in December's "From the Editor" column. But he also argues some people could use a social media primer.

November 3, 2011
Inside the November Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Cover girl Erin Fitzgerald offers us all tickets to the gun show, a special fitness edition that also features the gargantuan Scott Rodgers, NCAA Division II final hero Ian "Man Child" Wild and UMBC 's coaches Kelly Berger and Amy Appelt. If I were you, this would be my to-do list upon receiving this magazine.

October 3, 2011
Inside the October Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
The October issue of Lacrosse Magazine featuring cover boy Davey Emala (right), one of two high-profile men's lacrosse transfers to land at North Carolina this fall, mails to US Lacrosse members this week. Here's a more in-depth look at what they'll find in this edition.

October 3, 2011
Inside the October Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
The latest edition, featuring UNC's Davey Emala on the cover, mails to USL members this week. Here's a look at what they'll find.

August 15, 2011
What We Know About 'Crooked Arrows'
As very important people go, the producers of the lacrosse feature film "Crooked Arrows" made liberal use of the term this weekend, inviting several of us from Lacrosse Magazine to a VIP reception Friday and on set Saturday for filming in Danvers, Mass.

June 20, 2011
Report: Colgate's Nagle Accepts Stony Brook Job
Stony Brook moved fast in its effort to replace now-Navy men's lacrosse coach Rick Sowell and has hired Jim Nagle away from Colgate, according to Newsday. Nagle is a Long Island native who played at nearby Ward Melville in the 1980s. Nagle will be introduced in a formal press conference Tuesday, as will new Seawolves women's lacrosse coach Joe Spallina.

June 6, 2011
Tillman to Stay at Maryland Despite Navy Interest
Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman, who led the Terps to the NCAA Division I championship game for the first time since 2006, will remain in College Park despite the reported interest that Navy had in speaking with him about a vacancy at the helm of its program, according to media reports.

May 30, 2011
SU's Nieves Sticks It to Cancer, Celebrates Title
Alex Nieves' presence has followed the Salisbury men's lacrosse team this season mostly in the form of his No. 6 jersey draped over the bench. The number bears enough significance on its own, as Sea Gulls stars like Josh Bergey and Kylor Berkman wore it before he came to wear it as a freshman in 2010. Now it's a symbol of hope.

May 29, 2011
Danowski Hints He Would Entertain Rutgers Offer
Would John Danowski leave Duke for Rutgers? He hinted Saturday that he would at least be willing to listen. Rutgers is rumored to be willing to invest significant resources in landing a big-name coach who will help convince top-flight New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia recruits to stay local and raise the Scarlet Knights’ profile in the Big East Conference.

May 29, 2011
Virginia's Briggs Will Be Available for NCAA Final
Colin Briggs, the latest Virginia men's lacrosse player to be suspended due to off-field matters, will return to the Cavaliers' sideline Monday when they meet Maryland in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship game. Whether he plays and how much remain to be seen.

May 28, 2011
Drought Stops Here: Why Maryland Will Win It All
The Maryland men’s lacrosse team has not won an NCAA championship since 1975. The impatience of Terrapin nation reached fever pitch last year, when coach Dave Cottle was fired despite leading his team to the NCAA quarterfinals. It was not enough. But coaches don’t win championships. Players do. That’s why Maryland, which faces defending national champ Duke tonight in the second NCAA semifinal at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, will win it all.

May 18, 2011
Albany Women's Lacrosse the New Northwestern?
Twice on Wednesday I saw or heard references to the Albany women's lacrosse team as being similar to Northwestern when the Wildcats restored their varsity program in 2002. The first came from CBS College Sports analyst Sheehan Stanwick Burch in a prerecorded Lacrosse Magazine Podcast. The second came from Kelly Amonte Hiller herself.

May 17, 2011
Starsia: Rhamel Bratton Won't Play Saturday
Rhamel Bratton's indefinite suspension will not be lifted for Saturday's NCAA Division I quarterfinals at Hofstra, Virginia men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia said Tuesday in a prerecorded interview for the Lacrosse Magazine Podcast. "His status is unchanged at this moment. He will not be activated for this weekend’s games," Starsia said.

May 15, 2011
Fans Post for MLL Openers in Denver, Boston, Annapolis
The Denver Outlaws, Boston Cannons and defending Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks won their 2011 season openers Saturday in front of substantial crowds.

May 14, 2011
Big Crowds Come Out for MLL Opening Weekend
The Denver Outlaws, Boston Cannons and defending Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks won their 2011 season openers Saturday in front of substantial crowds.

May 13, 2011
Princeton's McBride Pursues Post-Grad Transfer
Jack McBride, a former first team All-American attackman whose senior season was derailed by a re-aggravated groin injury, will graduate from Princeton this spring and will likely land at another Division I men’s lacrosse program to use his medical redshirt year of eligibility and pursue a graduate degree,’s Justin Feil reported last week. Where might he go?

April 20, 2011
Florida Fulfills Prophecy on 'Wall of Champions'
Clare Lochary provided the following account of the student-athletes' gym at the Swamp, tucked beneath the football stadium's soaring structure. "To get to the gym, you must walk down a long hallways lined with plaques for each of the Gators' 19 varsity teams, commemorating the collective 22 national titles they have won. Women's lacrosse comes last along the wall. The plaque is tantalizingly blank." Consider that prophecy at least partially fulfilled.

April 20, 2011
Roanoke Players Suspended in Separate Incidents
Roanoke College has suspended men's lacrosse players Brendan Nizolek and Trey Keeley in light of two unrelated incidents reported this week. A third player, Reid Mayberry, has been removed from the Maroons' roster, the cause unknown.

April 16, 2011
Stanwick Injury Adds to UVA Woes; UND Karaoke
A season of misbehavior and misfortune for the University of Virginia men's lacrosse team did not get any more promising this week for the Cavaliers. Steele Stanwick, a senior attackman and Tewaaraton Trophy candidate who scored the game-winning goal last week against North Carolina, injured his foot and was inactive for Virginia's 13-11 loss Saturday at Duke.

April 14, 2011
Three Stories Trending Now in Divison I Lacrosse
As Lacrosse Magazine’s most shameless staffer, I’m asked to make appearances to talk Division I men’s lacrosse on The Pulse Network (think campus TV for the web), pretend I’m a radio personality (check out the latest podcast with Sheehan Stanwick Burch) and even model for select promotions. (Who is that bearded idiot in the “Keep It Reel” ad, anyway?)

April 13, 2011
SU's Desko, Lade Miss Cornell Game with Injuries
Take nothing away from Cornell. The fifth-ranked Big Red shook up the parity-laced NCAA Division I men's lacrosse landscape in a big way Tuesday with an 11-6 upset of the top-ranked Orange. But Syracuse was without its lefty initiator on attack, Tim Desko (knee), and All-American defenseman John Lade (ankle).

April 13, 2011
SU's Desko, Lade Miss Cornell Game with Injuries
Syracuse was without injured stars Tim Desko (knee) and John Lade (ankle) during its 11-6 upset loss Tuesday to Cornell.

April 10, 2011
Virginia-North Carolina Game Observations, Analysis
UVA’s 11-10 overtime victory Saturday over ACC rival UNC was chock full of intriguing storylines surrounding the Cavs -- from the return of Shamel Bratton to the breaking news of Matt Lovejoy’s season-ending shoulder surgery to the rough midseason stretch that could have easily gotten worse. That’s the sense you got, anyhow, when UVA’s three-goal lead evaporated and UNC forced OT.

April 9, 2011
Virginia's Bratton Active, Lovejoy Out for Season
Shamel Bratton, UVA's undeniably talented but embattled All-American midfielder, is active for Saturday's game against North Carolina. Top defender Matt Lovejoy, however, had shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

April 2, 2011
Update: Bratton Suspension 'Indefinite,' Starsia Says
Shamel Bratton, an All-American midfielder for the No. 6-ranked University of Virginia men's lacrosse team, has been suspended for Saturday's game against No. 10-ranked Maryland. Bratton was shown standing on the sideline in athletic warm-up attire by ESPNU, which is televising the game live from Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. It makes the second time this season Bratton has been benched for violating team rules.

March 28, 2011
Miller the Unsung Hero of Big Green's Big Win
Nikki Dysenchuk got all the glory for Dartmouth’s dramatic 9-8 win over Harvard on Saturday for knowing he had enough time -- 4.7 seconds -- to score the game-winning goal. But the unsung hero was Rhett Miller. A team captain, Miller was the one who approached officials when he saw that the game clock had whittled down to 2.5 seconds well after an errant shot crossed the end line.

March 26, 2011
IWLCA Wants Women's Championship Back on TV
The IWLCA delivered a petition Friday to the NCAA in hopes that it will reconsider its decision not to televise the 2011 Division I women's lacrosse championship. A contract between the NCAA and Turner Sports eliminated live television coverage of the event, which for the last several years has been broadcast live by CBS College Sports and its precursor, CSTV. Instead, the game will be streamed live by

March 22, 2011
Best Teams No One's Talking About, Take Two
Eleven days ago, I started a top-five-teams-no-one's-talking-about list. On it were Rutgers men, Albany women, Dartmouth men, Bucknell men and UMass women. All of these teams remain viable, but the shine has worn off on Rutgers (two losses in last three games) and, to a lesser extent, Dartmouth and UMass. Meantime, other surprises have surfaced in the Division I men's and women's lacrosse ranks.

March 20, 2011
Colonial Chaos: It's March Madness with Sticks
It was a Saturday of stunners in Division I men's lacrosse, as three top-10 teams suffered setbacks at the hands of unranked opponents. The Colonial Athletic Association was at the epicenter of the shakeup.

March 18, 2011
Japanese Laxers Tour U.S. with Homeland at Heart
For the Keio High School players -- preparing for games in the Baltimore-D.C. corridor against St. Paul's, Boys' Latin, St. Albans and Loyola Blakefield -- the lacrosse field seems to be their only escape from the disturbing images on television and in newspapers of the devastation in their homeland. "We have to move forward," Keio coach Tomonao Hashimoto said. "We should not quit."

March 16, 2011
LM with Sheehan Podcast Highlights
In just its second year of existence, the Florida women's lacrosse team is off to a 7-1 start and is ranked No. 10 in this week's IWLCA Division I poll -- the fastest team in history to hit the top 10. Sheehan Stanwick Burch and I had Gators head coach Mandee O'Leary on this week's Lacrosse Magazine Podcast.

March 14, 2011
Albany's Caufield, Bonitatibus Doubtful for Syracuse
The Albany men's lacrosse team has won three straight games and on Tuesday will play its fourth game in 10 days at top-ranked Syracuse riding a wave of momentum, but it has come at a cost. Starting midfielders Brian Caufield (shoulder), a preseason All-American, and Rocky Bonitatibus (undisclosed) left Saturday's game against Ohio State with injuries that will likely keep both out of action against the Orange, Albany head coach Scott Marr said Monday.

March 11, 2011
Blog: Five Best Teams No One's Talking About
Check out another knowledge bomb-dropping session on The Pulse Network, plus a look at the teams on which you should not sleep.

March 11, 2011
Five Best Teams No One's Talking About
It's been a busy week here at Lacrosse Magazine, highlighted by another knowledge bomb-dropping appearance by yours truly on The Pulse Network. Check out the video clip to see why I'm sort of like Chuck Norris, why I'm still loving that UVA-'Cuse game, why Army and Ohio State have staying power and more. I love some me of me.

March 5, 2011
Bratton vs. White Was Made-for-TV Lacrosse
The Virginia-Syracuse showdown Friday night showcased everything that lacrosse needs to thrive in the national spectrum of sports entertainment: live, well-lit, high-definition television, packed stands and two star players putting it all on the line.

March 4, 2011
What Notre Dame Watches Before Big Games
It's refreshing to see the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team draw upon its magical run to the 2010 NCAA championship game for motivation, rather than hide from the shadow it may or may not cast on its 2011 season.

March 4, 2011
The new-look has launched. Take a spin through the site.

March 2, 2011
LM with Sheehan: Week 3 Podcast Highlights
Taylor Thornton won't sneak up on any more opponents after her surprise, game-winning goal in Northwestern's overtime triumph of North Carolina. But she did catch me off guard with her refreshing candor.

March 2, 2011
New-Look Launches
After experiencing unprecedented growth over the last two years, Lacrosse Magazine Online ( got a facelift, courtesy of PrestoSports. A redesigned, revamped version of the Web site launched Tuesday night.While some of these components remain under development, we're pretty juiced. Here are five ways you can take advantage of the new-look LMO.

March 2, 2011
Revamped, Redesigned Launches

March 1, 2011
Maverik Training Center Commercial Debuts
College lacrosse fans watching the first full weekend of NCAA games on ESPNU this past weekend also witnessed the debut of the latest Maverik Lacrosse commercial featuring its full stable of pro stars -- Paul Rabil, Dan Hardy, John Christmas, Kyle Sweeney and John Gagliardi -- in a training montage set to music.

February 28, 2011
No Special Treatment for Virginia's Star Players
Is Dom Starsia a motivational genius, or what? By suspending senior goalkeeper Adam Ghitelman for the Virginia men’s lacrosse team’s season opener against Drexel and senior midfielders Rhamel and Shamel Bratton for the Cavaliers’ game Saturday at Stony Brook, Starsia has sent a stern message to his star players. We don’t need you.

February 28, 2011
Pardon the Interruption: DaSilva on Pulse Network
Last week, I was a guest on the Pulse Network’s “The Pulse on Campus” and “dropped knowledge bombs” on the current college lacrosse season, if you believe what host Tyler Pyburn says.Typically, I’ve shied away from such appearances out of fear of being made to look like an idiot. But I recently saw “Yes Man,” and it inspired me to say yes more in 2011. (In case you didn’t know, 75 percent of my decisions in life are based on morals learned in Jim Carrey movies.)

February 28, 2011
Weekend's Best
Player: Ryan Flanagan, North Carolina. Coming off an upset loss to Ohio State that had all sorts of people jumping off the UNC bandwagon, the Tar Heels got the lift they needed with a hard-fought, 10-8 win over Navy keyed by a gutsy performance by senior defenseman Ryan Flanagan. He did damage in the transition game, scoring two goals (including a key one in the third quarter), left the game due to bleeding and returned to cause a key turnover in the fourth quarter.

February 28, 2011
Monday Morning Midfielder: No Special Treatment
By suspending Adam Ghitelman and the Brattons in big games, Dom Starsia has sent a stern message to his star players: We don't need you.

February 28, 2011
DaSilva: No Special Treatment for Virginia Stars
"Monday Morning Midfielder" examines a perhaps unintended effect of the UVA suspensions, plus the weekend's best efforts.

February 23, 2011
LM with Sheehan Podcast Highlights
This week's Lacrosse Magazine Podcast featuring CBS College Sports analyst and LM contributor Sheehan Stanwick Burch was chock full of information and insights on the latest developments in college women's lacrosse -- including an in-depth interview with Stanford star Lauren Schmidt, arguably the best player you've never heard of.

February 22, 2011
Ohio State Helps Myers Shed Shadow of Mentor
Monday Morning Midfielder catches up with Ohio State coach Nick Myers on the heels of a huge win over North Carolina. Plus, the weekend's best players, games and quotes.

February 21, 2011
Ohio State Helps Myers Shed Shadow of Mentor
Monday Morning Midfielder catches up with Ohio State coach Nick Myers on the heels of a huge win over North Carolina.

February 14, 2011
DaSilva: Baltimore Four Face Significant Hurdles
Hopkins' super sophs, lacrosse's sacrificial lambs, weekend's best and five links to like in the Monday Morning Midfielder.

February 14, 2011
Monday Morning Midfielder: B-More Four, Weekend's Best
Which hometown club has the best chance of playing in front of its own fans when the NCAA men's lacrosse championships return to M&T Bank Stadium in May?

February 10, 2011
LM's NCAA preview issue includes 38 pages of stars, stats and sleepers.

February 7, 2011
Inside the February Issue of LM: The 2011 NCAA preview edition includes 38 pages of stars, stats and sleepers -- including in-depth stories on Syracuse's vaunted defense and Cal's last stand, plus team-by-team breakdowns.

February 3, 2011
Inside the February Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
The 2011 college preview edition of Lacrosse Magazine has arrived with 38 pages of stars, stats and sleepers.

February 3, 2011
Inside the February Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
The 2011 college preview edition of Lacrosse Magazine has arrived with 38 pages of stars, stats and sleepers.

January 30, 2011
Live Blog: Champion Challenge, US Lacrosse
Complete day one coverage, plus live blogs from Sunday's TV games and more from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

January 27, 2011
Convention Blog: Complete coverage of the big show in Baltimore.

January 4, 2011
Inside the January Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
LM's got a new look for the new year, perfect time to roll out rankings and top players, and to unveil a budding U.S. U19 star.

December 21, 2010
DaSilva: Top 10 Snubs in LM Division I Rankings
LM's preseason rankings are out. Who's overrated, underrated and missing entirely in the Division I top 20?

December 2, 2010
Inside December Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Events surrounding the lacrosse world in 2010 stirred passion with each day the calendar turned. It's LM's year in review.

November 23, 2010
LM Names Preseason Player of Year Finalists
We've narrowed it down to four finalists in each gender, each division. Now it's your turn.

November 17, 2010
'Mustache Madness' Achieves Hairraising Results
Ken Clausen's brainchild has already raised $40,000 from 70 teams -- including an adventurous group of Playboy centerfolds.

November 17, 2010
'Mustache Madness' Achieves Hairraising Results
Ken Clausen's brainchild has already raised $40,000 from 70 teams, including an adventurous group of Playboy centerfolds.

November 11, 2010
Convention Speakers Boast Broad Backgrounds
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, John Danowski, Cathy Reese, Mike Daly and five more reasons to book your trip to Baltimore now.

November 1, 2010
Inside November Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Sneak a peek at LM's second annual "Gym Rats" issue featuring mixed martial artist John Ortolani and much, much more.

October 31, 2010
Eight Greats Join National Hall of Fame in Style
Each of the eight inductees immortalized Saturday revolutionized lacrosse in his or her own way, writes Matt DaSilva.

October 5, 2010
Inside the October Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Fans sound off, legends weigh in and LM digs deep on the debate of who stands alone as the all-time king of the cage.

September 8, 2010
Inside September Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
LM provides behind-the-scenes coverage of the world games, plus stories and freshmen to watch in college fall ball.

August 16, 2010
Helmets in Women's Lax? USL, Fans Respond
An ESPN "E:60" segment received swift response from US Lacrosse. What do fans think? Here are some of your responses.

July 24, 2010
Live Blog: 2010 FIL World Championships
Rewind and check out LMO's coverage from the biggest international event lacrosse has ever seen.

July 24, 2010
Five Things Team USA Needs to Beat Canada
Canada invoked the ghosts of 1978. The U.S. superstitiously avoided them. But there will be more tangible forces at play.

July 24, 2010
Live Blog: Team USA vs. Canada (FIL Final)
Team USA erased a 10-9 deficit late and defeated Canada, 12-10, in the FIL World Championship final Saturday.

July 22, 2010
Live Blog: Team USA vs. Japan (FIL Semifinal)
The medal round is here, as the U.S. takes on upstart Japan in the second world championship semifinal. Follow live.

July 20, 2010
Live Blog: Team USA vs. Japan (FIL Worlds)
Can Japan continue its breakthrough world games by giving the U.S. a run for its money? Matt DaSilva blogs from England.

July 19, 2010
Live Blog: Team USA vs. England (FIL)
Team USA's seven games (hopefully) in 10 days marathon continues with what's sure to be a hostile home side.

July 17, 2010
Live Blog: Team USA vs. Team Canada (FIL)
The main event of "Super Saturday" is on the horizon in Manchester, and both teams are chomping at the bit.

July 16, 2010
Live Blog: Team USA vs. Australia (FIL)
After four long years digesting the disappointment of 2006, Team USA's rebound quest officially begins. Matt DaSilva blogs live.

June 3, 2010
Inside the June Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
June's LM includes a tribute to Yeardley Love, the events at UVA, Ryan Boyle's take on Team USA and the MLL at 10.

May 7, 2010
DaSilva: D-I Tournament Projections Update
Drexel lost in the CAA semifinals to Delaware (doh!), and thus enters the at-large discussion. All other picks remain in play.

May 7, 2010
DaSilva: NCAA Tourney Projections (Women)
Some important games loom this weekend, but no matter what their results, this bubble will be tough to burst.

May 5, 2010
Inside the May Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Welcome to E-Mart. Cleanup on Aisle 5. Eric Martin just popped another blood vessel. Check out our latest issue.

March 30, 2010
Warrior Reprises Classic with New Cobra
Remember the Cobra? Warrior's first lacrosse head? It's back. Get a sneak peek at the new Cobra, set to hit stores in May.

March 29, 2010
Mondays with Matt: Carolina Turns Corner
With a next-man-up mentality and killer instinct instilled in the Tar Heels by Joe Breschi, the catharsis in Chapel Hill is complete.

March 22, 2010
DaSilva: Why Some Teams Make the Leap
John Desko's gutsy call to overhaul Syracuse's coaching staff after 2007 is still reaping benefits, writes LMO's Matt DaSilva.

March 15, 2010
Mondays with Matt: Canoodling with Canucks
The Canadian invasion of the NCAA men's lacrosse ranks has never been more palpable than it is today.

March 12, 2010
Toomey Likes New Digs; Cooper Could Play
Loyola unveils its new, $62 million Ridley Athletic Complex in a big way Saturday, hosting Duke.

March 8, 2010
Mondays with Matt: Cause Unites D-II Teams
Lax4Life, a fundraising initiative for suicide prevention programs, hits too close to home for many of the 36 teams participating.

March 1, 2010
Mondays with Matt: Tension over Stick Specs
Lacrosse manufacturer STX finds itself in the crosshairs of the first controversy related to the new NCAA stick regulations.

February 22, 2010
Mondays with Matt: How the Mighty Fall
Upsets, near-upsets, shootouts, buzzer beaters and historic debuts marked the most dramatic weekend this side of May.

February 13, 2010
LM's February issue is stacked with college previews. Take a peek inside.

February 12, 2010
Inside February's Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Duke's case for No. 1, the Panthers' prowl for perfection and more storylines from LM's jam-packed college preview issue.

February 1, 2010
Champion Challenge: What We Learned
Katrina Dowd has more tricks up her sleeve, writes LMO's Matt DaSilva. What other revelations came to light in Florida?

January 31, 2010
Live Blog: Champion Challenge - Orlando
Check out a full replay of LMO's coverage from the action-packed event featuring both U.S. teams and collegiate counterparts.

January 16, 2010
Live Blog: 2010 USL National Convention
Mike Pressler did his best Broadway Joe impression: "Mark it down. We leave for Manchester July 12 and we will win the gold."

January 15, 2010
Lou Holtz Gives Laughs, Inspiration to Laxers
Lacrosse people wanted words of wisdom from a legendary college football coach Friday. Nothing was lost in translation.

January 14, 2010
Ten Reasons to Attend the USL Convention
Not registered yet? Not a member? It's not too late. Here are 10 reasons to join the masses in Baltimore this weekend.

January 14, 2010
Warrior Unveils More Custom USA Gear
Check out Team USA's newest threads, including fresh designs for gloves, shoulder pads and elbow guards.

January 10, 2010
USL Convention Keynoter Holtz Talks Lax
With the National Convention coming to town this week, Baltimore's buzz about keynote speaker Lou Holtz got louder Monday.

January 8, 2010
All-LM Teams: Our preseason All-Americans, with a twist.

January 8, 2010
Inside January's LM: These Gators are lurking no longer.

January 4, 2010
Inside January Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Janine Hillier headlines the nation's top recruiting class in Gainesville, where Florida debuts a women's program like no other.

December 30, 2009
Rewind: Comeback, Breakthrough of Year
From the December issue, LM pays final homage to the Foxboro Flip and Stevenson's surprise emergence.

December 30, 2009
Rewind: Eye Black Blends Fashion, Function
LM wraps up its year in review series with winners for Look of the Year, Mainstream Moment of the Year and Fan of the Year.

December 24, 2009
Game of the Year: Seven OTs on National TV
LM's Game of the Year did not occur in an NCAA tournament setting — unless you’re a hockey fan, that is.

December 23, 2009
'09 Rewind: Paul Wins Title in First Year
Lauren Paul, a rookie head coach, guided Franklin and Marshall back to the top as LM's Female Coach of the Year.

December 23, 2009
'09 Rewind: Desko Never Lost His Cool
After a rocky stretch in 2006-07, 'Cuse's John Desko - LM's Male Coach of the Year - has rebounded with consecutive crowns.

December 23, 2009
LM Rankings Breakdown: Division I Men
There’s some discord about who should be No. 1. Duke over two-time defending champion Syracuse? You bet. Why? Closure.

December 22, 2009
'09 Rewind: Dowd Wows Like Wonderwoman
Katrina Dowd wins LM's Female Performance of the Year, namely for the heroic and miraculous manner in which she capped it.

December 22, 2009
'09 Rewind: Bitter's Eight-Goal Masterpiece
LM's year in review continues with Billy Bitter, whose NCAA tourney heroics earned him Male Performance of the Year.

December 21, 2009
'09 Rewind: Is Hannah Nielsen Best Ever?
It's players like Hannah Nielsen -- LM's Female Player of the Year -- that make us wish there was professional women's lacrosse.

December 21, 2009
'09 Rewind: Welcome to the Paul Rabil Era
December's LM pays homage to 2009 with lacrosse's best and brightest -- none brighter than male player of the year Paul Rabil.

December 17, 2009
All-DaSilva Team: NCAA Division I Men
LMO's Matt DaSilva picks Stephen Keogh over Syracuse teammate Cody Jamieson to be his finisher. Find out why inside.

December 15, 2009
All-DaSilva Team: NCAA Division I Women
Jackie Lyons' penchant for clutch goals earned her a spot on the preseason All-DaSilva team. See who else made the cut.

December 14, 2009
All-DaSilva Team: NCAA Division II Men
No Le Moyne players, Biondolillo playing it close and a kid named Conrad Clevlen headline Matt DaSilva's surprising selections.

December 11, 2009
All-DaSilva Team: NCAA Division II Women
With the All-Coyne teams in the books, LMO's Matt DaSilva steps to the pitch with this unbeatable blend of D-II's top players.

December 4, 2009
Vote for LM's Preseason Players of the Year
Katrina Dowd holds a slim margin over Jenn Russell and Caitlyn McFadden among Division I women. Polls close Monday.

December 3, 2009
Inside December Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Bill Tierney's getting the hype, but there's more where that came from, including a complete '09 rewind.

December 1, 2009
MM Raises $31K; DaSilva Wins Best 'Stache
Men's Lacrosse Mustache Madness, a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation founded by Virginia players Ken Clausen and Todd Faiella, raised $31,189, organizers announced Tuesday. LM's own Matt DaSilva came away with the Best 'Stache Trophy.

December 1, 2009
Mustache Madness: USL's men donned their dirty dusters for a good cause.

November 3, 2009
November LM Drops w/ Tips from Gym Rats
Erica LaGrow makes jaws drop as the headliner of Lacrosse Magazine's fitness-themed issue, which mails this week.

October 6, 2009
Inside October Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
LM's Matt DaSilva takes you for a spin through the latest edition, diving into the heap with the faceoff freaks of pro lax.

September 4, 2009
Breakdown: Inside September Issue of LM
LM drops this week, and it's all Rabil, all the time. The MLL MVP headlines an issue that's chock full of awesomeness.

August 23, 2009
MLL Championship Game: Live Twitter Feed
Check out Matt DaSilva's live blog from Annapolis, where Toronto topped Denver for the Steinfeld Cup.

August 22, 2009
Live Blog: Boston vs. Denver (MLL Semifinal)
Top-seeded Denver stormed back in the fourth quarter to defeat fourth-seeded Boston, 11-10, in the first MLL semifinal.

August 22, 2009
Live Blog: L.I. vs. Toronto (MLL Semifinal)
Check out Matt DaSilva's live blog from the wild Lizards-Nationals semifinals, with Toronto finishing on top.

August 22, 2009
Live Blog: Boston vs. Denver (MLL Semifinal)
Follow Matt DaSilva's game blog from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, brought to you via Cover It Live.

August 22, 2009
Live Blog: Boston vs. Denver (MLL Semifinal)
LMO's Matt DaSilva blogs live from Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., where the fourth-seeded Cannons meet the top-seeded Outlaws in the MLL playoffs.

August 10, 2009
Inside August Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
From love huddles to locker room relief and a thrilling finish, go behind the scenes of Team USA's jaunt in the Golden City.

June 30, 2009
Inside the July Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
July's LM recaptures the fervor of the NCAA championships, including the wildest 24 seconds in lacrosse history.

June 16, 2009
Fans Clamor for New Lacrosse Video Game
Thanks to the social media, the lacrosse community's rumblings for a mainstream video game have hit fever pitch.

June 4, 2009
DaSilva: Ten to Watch at Team USA Tryouts
The road to redemption for the U.S. men's national team starts Monday. Here are 10 things to whet your appetite.

June 3, 2009
Inside the June Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
LM's got your complete guide to the 2009 World Cup, plus a look at Kyle Harrison's and Brett Hughes' digs in L.A.

May 25, 2009
Blog: 'Cuse Wins Second Straight NCAA Title
In a dramatic finish, Cody Jamieson scored with 2:40 left in overtime to clinch back-to-back titles for the Orange.

May 24, 2009
Game Blog: C.W. Post Wins Division II Title
Greg Cerar heated up late and Post withstood a late Le Moyne rally to win, 8-7, in the NCAA D-II championship game.

May 23, 2009
Blog: 'Cuse, Cornell to Meet for NCAA Title
LMO's staffers blogged from Gillette Stadium, where Syracuse rolled Duke and Cornell stunned UVA in NCAA semifinals.

May 9, 2009
DaSilva Blog: Brown at Hopkins
Brian Christopher scored 36 seconds into overtime, as Johns Hopkins evaded Brown's upset bid with a 12-11 win.

May 5, 2009
Take a peak inside the May issue of LM and at these College Park behemoths.

May 5, 2009
Analysis: Tewaaraton Trophy Finalists
Two workhorse midfielders, a converted midfielder-turned-attackman and a defender? Versatility rules.

May 4, 2009
Bracket Breakdown: Division I Men
So Will Yeatman gets a crack at his former team after all. Expect some first-round fireworks, LMO's Matt DaSilva writes.

May 4, 2009
Follow the NCAA tournaments on LMO's mobile scoreboard!

May 4, 2009
Bracket Breakdown: Division I Women
Sorry, Stanford. Most years, a win over Penn would have done the trick. But the ACC and Big East beasts were bid hogs.

May 1, 2009
DaSilva: Three From ALC? Could Happen
Playing Northwestern is like steroids for your RPI. That's why three ALC teams will dance Sunday, writes LMO's Matt DaSilva.

April 7, 2009
Inside the April Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Which programs produce the most and best D-I players? How's Rhode Island treating Zack Greer? Find out in April's LM.

March 10, 2009
Inside the March Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
LM combed the depths of 19 NCAA Division I lacrosse conferences for an early look at what could transpire this spring.

March 6, 2009
First Look at NLL All-Star Jerseys
Scope out the jerseys for Saturday's NLL All-Star Game here. Photos by Michael Martin.

February 9, 2009
Get ready to vege out, with tons of lax on the tube in '09.

February 1, 2009
LMO 3.0: Welcome to the New
It’s not too often you get to surface from the fray, thump your chest to the masses and acknowledge just how cool your job is. Today is one of those days.

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