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July 19, 2015
Shootout for Soldiers Heads to California Near 400K Mark
After four events, the Shootout for Solders crew is on one final road trip, driving cross-country for their fifth 24 hours of lacrosse event, having already raised nearly 400,000 on the summer.

July 15, 2015
Meet Julie Castner, Lacrosse's Newest Social Sensation
If you're from Orlando, you surf. But increasingly, you also play lacrosse. University of Detroit midfielder Julie Castner blew up on social media by combining the two.

July 13, 2015
Thompsons Featured Alongside Major Stars in Nike Ad
Miles and Lyle Thompson are among a who's who of Nike athletes featured in the company's new "Short a Guy" ad.

July 11, 2015
Travel Rules Once Again Mar World Games
Politics aside, the fact that the descendants of the creators of the game will one again sit out a world championship event is a sad day for lacrosse.

July 10, 2015
Shootout for Soldiers Hits Ohio for Event No. 3 in '15
After successful events in Baltimore and Boston, the Shootout for Soldiers 2015 tour hits Ohio for event No. 3 tonight. Check out highlights from the first two as they continue to raise money for wounded vets around the country.

June 23, 2015
Denver, Wes Berg Land on LM's July/August Cover
NCAA champion Denver caught the cover of the Lacrosse Magazine July/August issue, hitting US Lacrosse member homes later this week.

April 5, 2015
"Lacrosse on the Offensive" Featured on CBS News
Correspondent Mo Rocca did an in-depth report on the growth of lacrosse for CBS's Sunday Morning this week.

February 20, 2015
Is This Selena Lasota BTB Goal the Best Ever?
If ESPNW is asking the question, perhaps we should all consider the possibility that the Northwestern freshman has done something for the ages.

February 9, 2015
Watch: Tufts' Road to the Championship 2014
Tufts put together a great documentary surrounding the program and its road to the 2014 NCAA crown (built upon its 2011 finals loss). Check it out!

November 18, 2014
Lacrosse Abroad in Australia? Yes Please.
If you have desire to get in some travel abroad while continuing to have lacrosse in the mix, how about Melbourne, Australia?

November 17, 2014
Key Figures in Uganda Lax Dominate Person of Year Vote
Taking over 90% of the fan vote and finishing just 31 tallies apart, Aimee Dixon and Tyler Steinhardt are your overwhelming choices for "Person of the Year" - our choice will be announced this afternoon.

August 4, 2014
Are the Philadelphia Wings Landing in Connecticut?
It's been hush on the Philadelphia Wings situation since we learned that the ownership was looking to move the team. A new report may indicate that they'll be heading north to play in Connecticut.

July 15, 2014
Dispatches from Denver: Scenarios, US Award and More
The lightning-interrupted FIL World Championship continues, with Blue Division scenarios, Team USA dorm lacrosse, Aussie cheers and Lyle Thompson at his natural position.

July 9, 2014
U.S.- Canada Rivalry Closes "Road to the Rockies"
The final chapter of The Lacrosse Network's "Road to the Rockies" series takes a look at the rivalry between the USA and Canada, which kicks off the FIL World Championships Thursday night.

July 9, 2014
Dispatches from Denver: FIL Eve Edition
A fan-packed Iroquois-Ireland scrimmage, Team USA hitting the field at Air Force and setting up the scene at Dicks Sporting Goods Park highlight the final lead-up to the FIL World Championships.

July 8, 2014
Episode Six of "Road to the Rockies" Up
We're down to our final two episodes of The Lacrosse Network's "Road to the Rockies" with Team USA, and if this one is any indication, we're finishing with a flourish.

July 8, 2014
Dispatches from Denver: Arrival and the USOC
Lacrosse Magazine's staff touched down in Denver for the FIL World Championships and paid a visit with Team USA to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

July 7, 2014
Road to the Rockies with Team USA: Home Stretch
The Lacrosse Network's "Road to the Rockies" has a new full episode, covering the latest leg in Team USA's journey to the FIL World Championships.

July 5, 2014
What Does it Mean to Play for Team USA?
Another look at Team USA's Road to the Rockies is out, with Greg Gurenlian - who was added late to the team and made the 23-man final roster - explaining the honor of representing his country.

July 4, 2014's Team USA Preview Perfect for the Fourth
Need a patriotic boost on this most American of celebrations? put out its video preview of Team USA with the FIL World Championships kicking off in less than a week. Check it out.

July 1, 2014
U.S. Soccer Has Lax Connection Through Bradley
While most know former U.S. Men's coach Bruce Arena was a lacrosse All-American at Cornell and two-time member of Team USA lacrosse, current midfielder Michael Bradley also has lacrosse connections.

June 29, 2014
"Road to Rockies" With Team USA Continues
The "Road to the Rockies" video series with Team USA - produced by The Lacrosse Network - returns with new episodes this week, beginning with Ned Crotty's thoughts on his 2010 gold medal experiences with the squad.

June 19, 2014
Shootout for Soldiers Event Live from Owings Mills
The annual Shootout for Soldiers event - a 24-hour star-studded game to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project - is underway, with live video streaming all day and night.

June 18, 2014
What Does it Mean to Play for Team USA?
There are few people out there who know what it's like to represent your company on the athletic field. The MLL asked some Team USA participants to share what it's like in a recent post on YouTube.

May 25, 2014
Watch "SportsCenter Featured" on Thompsons
SportsCenter featured Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson and their connection to the games roots as Native Americans in a segment Sunday morning.

May 21, 2014
Duke's Carroll Featured on CBS Morning News
Casey Carroll, Duke's 29 year-old Army Ranger-veteran/starting defenseman, was featured on today's CBS Morning News.

April 24, 2014
Philadelphia Wings Set for Fan Appreciation
The Wings, eliminated from playoff contention, plan to celebrate their fans on Saturday in their last game of the season.

March 10, 2014
North Carolina, Duke Honored at White House
The 2013 NCAA champion Duke men's and North Carolina women's lacrosse teams are among the teams honored today at the White House by President Obama

February 11, 2014
Project 9.9 Webisodes Show 'Finishing School'
Watch the three webisodes from "Project 9.9" - featuring the lacrosse 'finishing school' concept managed by stars Paul Rabil and Mark Millon

February 7, 2014
Judgement Call: How Does Loyola-UVA Compare?
It's too early to know if last night's UVa-Loyola barn-burner will be the best game of 2014. But how does the Wahoo's 14-13 OT win compare to other great games in the past?

December 17, 2013
Project 9.9 Trailer Shows Lax 'Finishing School'
A newcomer on the college prep scene, Paul Rabil and Mark Millon's 'Project 9.9' has what looks to be a pretty cool documentary coming out by filmmaker Josh Lane, the trailer of which is available online.

November 26, 2013
Amanda "The Other Coach Belichick" on ESPN
Wesleyan University (CT) head coach Amanda Belicheck was profiled by ESPN's Rick Reilly on her coaching style and relationship with her famous father (and former lacrosse player) Bill of the New England Patriots.

November 15, 2013
Lacrosse 14 Kickstarter In Final Hours
With 12 hours to go, the Kickstarter fundraising campaign for Lacrosse 14 is into six figures but needs a big final push to make its $210,000 goal by midnight tonight.

October 6, 2013
Louisville's Young Accused of Abusive Tendencies
University of Louisville head coach Kellie Young has been accused of several instances of abusive behavior by former players/parents in an extensive story from today's Courier-Journal.

September 27, 2013
Using the 2014 Alignment to Pick the 2013 Field
The 2014 men's DI tournament is going to look very different, with new conferences, new alignments, and play-in games. But what would the 2013 tournament have looked like with those parameters?

September 24, 2013
Maryland Game Developer Getting Into Lacrosse
Baltimore-based Digital Steamworks is working on a iPad/iPhone lacrosse game that they're hoping to launch in the spring of 2014.

September 21, 2013
Expanded NCAA Tournament? What Would That Mean?
A recent decision by the NCAA Cabinet could pave the way for an expanded NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. What would that have looked like with the 2013 field?

August 19, 2013
Cortland Defender Suspended After Assault Charges
Cortland defenseman J.T. Foltz has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested and charged with assault in connection with an incident over Memorial Day weekend.

July 19, 2013
Team GOAT Honors a Fallen Teammate
Lots of post-college club tournament teams are made up of old high school or college buddies. Team GOAT out of West Hartford, Ct. is made to honor a teammate who was killed in the war in Iraq

July 10, 2013
Charlotte's Schiller Giving Back to Operation Smile
Hounds midfielder Chris Schiller and his Southern Select camp are raising money to help Operation Smile and grow the game of lacrosse.

July 7, 2013
Rock Owner All-In: Dawick A Regular at WSOP
Toronto Rock owner Jamie Dawick continues his run at the World Series of Poker, entering Day 4 with just over 600 players remaining.

June 28, 2013
Team USA: What's in Your Headphones?
Who doesn't show up at the field these days with some tunes in their ears, getting ready to warm up? We asked the ladies of Team USA what they'll be listening to as they prep for the FIL World Cup

June 26, 2013
Want to Play in College? We've Got Some Tips
The recruiting landscape is a tough one to navigate. But US Lacrosse just came out with a handy little guide to things you need to know for players hoping to make it to the college level.