Recent Posts by Matt DaSilvaAugust 19, 2014
Cutting Room Floor: The LM Covers That Weren't
Why Uganda? Why not Canada? What if the U.S. had won? These were questions we tussled with right up until deadline.
July 12, 2014
Is Lyle Thompson the New King of Lacrosse?
When he's not dropping one-handed runners like candy from a piñata, Iroquois star Lyle Thompson is fending off throngs of kids in Denver. It begs the question: Who is the sport's most popular player?
July 9, 2014
Dispatches from Denver: World Championship Linkage
The Lacrosse Magazine staff is out in full force at the FIL World Championship in Denver, where mainstream media also has descended to cover the biggest event in international lacrosse history.
May 23, 2014
NCAA Championship Attendance Figures Flatten
Despite efforts by the NCAA and the Baltimore Ravens to spike ticket sales for the college men's lacrosse championship weekend, attendance figures to be flat versus last year, according to event officials.
May 9, 2014
Lacrosse Community Loses Two All-Time Greats
In a span of three days, the lacrosse world lost two of its most treasured contributors. Nolan Rogers, a National Lacrosse Hall of Famer, died May 2 of complications from cancer. He was 82. Carole Wakefield, a long-time women's editor for Lacrosse Magazine and US Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Famer, died May 5. She was 88.
March 20, 2014
Lynn Player Apprehends Hit-and-Run Suspect
Brandon Rothstein caused one heck of a turnover Wednesday. Rothstein, a senior defenseman for the first-year Lynn University men's lacrosse team, tackled and detained a suspected hit-and-run driver for Boca Raton (Fla.) police, according to a report by NBC affiliate WPTV.
February 20, 2014
Lacrosse's Mount Rushmore: Who Ya Got?
The question of Peyton Manning's legacy, comments by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and the recent Presidents Day weekend — fueled by the need to populate 24-hour sports news cycles — has led to a lot of talk about Mount Rushmore. I'll bite.
February 1, 2014
Uganda Reaches Goal, Will Send Team to Denver
Dream on. Thanks largely to the American lacrosse community’s support of its “Dream 2014” campaign, Fields of Growth International has surpassed its minimum fundraising threshold that will allow it to send the first African team to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship. The deadline was Saturday.
January 20, 2014
Grant's Amazing Goal Gives Sense of Déjà Vu
You might not expect to see any professional lacrosse player score on a one-handed, behind-the-back bounce shot more than once in a lifetime — let alone twice in less than two years by the same player.
January 20, 2014
Baltimore Sun Lacrosse Editor Robbed, Beaten
Family and friends of a lacrosse media member who was robbed, carjacked and badly beaten last week in Baltimore have launched an online fundraising drive to help pay for his medical costs. Jon Fogg, the lacrosse editor at The Baltimore Sun, suffered six skull fractures and broken bones in both hands. He also lost several teeth in the assault, which occurred in the early morning hours Jan. 14.
January 15, 2014
Yale 'X-Factor' Dempster Will Not Rejoin Team
Yale’s hopes of becoming a more offensive-oriented team took a hit Wednesday, when coach Andy Shay revealed that attackman Deron Dempster will not be with the team in 2014.
December 28, 2013
Former UConn Goalie Testa Dies in Car Accident
Brittney Testa, a senior goalkeeper last spring for the UConn women's lacrosse team, died Friday after losing control of her vehicle on River Road in Willington, Conn. She was 24.
December 10, 2013
Wills Eligible to Become First Woman in MLL
Devon Wills, a two-time gold medalist goalie with the U.S. women's national team, is among nearly 500 MLL hopefuls available for selection in Wednesday's supplemental draft.
November 14, 2013
Rotanz Ousted as Shoreham-Wading River Coach
Longtime Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) High boys’ lacrosse coach Tom Rotanz will not return in 2014, the Riverhead News Review reported Wednesday.
October 10, 2013
Cutting Room Floor: The LM Covers That Weren't
Don't judge a book by its cover, but for argument's sake, take a look at three alternative covers we considered for the October issue of Lacrosse Magazine.
June 26, 2013
Ward Melville-West Genny: Does It Get Any Better?
As a Long Island boy who grew up in a rival district, I could not help but wax nostalgic seeing Ward Melville play and beat West Genesee for the New York state championship. The Patriots put a hurting on the Wildcats and earned their first title and No. 1 national ranking since 2000 with a 16-4 victory June 8 in Rochester.
May 24, 2013
Video: Salisbury (Conn.) at Deerfield (Mass.) (HSB)
Our friends at LacrosseRecruits.com were on hand for game day at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, which hosted Deerfield Prep in a prep school boys' lacrosse showdown May 15. Check out an artistic take on Deerfield's 12-10 victory that clinched the NE West I championship.
May 20, 2013
Video: High School Goalie Scores 80-Yard Goal
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) School boys' lacrosse goalie Sam Beazell scored an 80-yard goal Friday in the Saints' 8-5 victory over Woodberry Forest (Va.) in the state semifinals at Randolph-Macon College, where they went on to upset No. 24 Paul VI (Va.) in the championship game.
May 15, 2013
Video: Chaminade Tops St. Anthony's Again (HSB)
Our friends at LacrosseRecruits.com were on hand in South Huntington to capture game day between two Catholic powers. Chaminade, now ranked eighth nationally in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25, defeated 10th-ranked St. Anthony's 7-5 on the strength of Kris Clarke's 13-for-15 faceoff performance.
May 12, 2013
Notre Dame Should Always Remember the Titans
Detroit Mercy was on the brink of the biggest upset in NCAA tournament history. And then Kevin Corrigan did his best Mickey Goldmill impression.
May 8, 2013
Thornton a Finalist for SI College Athlete of Year
What does Northwestern senior midfielder Taylor Thornton have in common with Trey Burke, Brittney Griner and Khaled Holmes? They are all finalists for Sports Illustrated's College Athlete of the Year award.
April 23, 2013
Stolzenberg Brothers Team Up to Help Boston Victims
Mikey Stolzenberg wants those who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings last week to know they will be OK. His brother Harris has made a personal mission of it.
March 27, 2013
Report: Rabil is Lacrosse's First Million-Dollar Man
Boston Cannons, Philadelphia Wings and Team USA lacrosse star Paul Rabil will get paid "a couple of million dollars" through endorsements over the next several years, according to his agent, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The article positioned Rabil as the sport's biggest marketing success since Gary Gait, who Rabil said would have benefited from today's social media environment.
February 21, 2013
114 Weeks Later, Marquette Set for Division I Debut
It’s been a long time coming for coach Joe Amplo and the Marquette men’s lacrosse team, which on Saturday will open its inaugural season.
February 19, 2013
Co-Founder of Japanese Lacrosse Dies at 78
Norio Endo, a retired U.S. Navy captain who helped establish lacrosse in Japan, died Jan. 11 in Baltimore after a bout with cancer. He was 78.
February 17, 2013
Cornell Great Schimoler Dies After Bout with Cancer
Paul Schimoler, a former four-time All-American goalie for Cornell who holds the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament record for saves, died Friday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 45. Schimoler led the Big Red to consecutive NCAA championship games in 1987 and 1988, setting a postseason record with 85 saves in the 1988 tournament.
January 22, 2013
Syracuse-Bound Thorpe Gets Buzz for Box Goal
A one-handed, behind-the-legs goal by Sweet Lax's Gale Thorpe at the indoor Tri-State National High School Lacrosse Championship in New Jersey made its way around the lacrosse blogosphere Monday. Thorpe, who led New York's Section 3 with 64 goals at Jordan-Elbridge High as a junior in 2012, has committed to play for Syracuse.
December 28, 2012
Three More Ninth-Graders Commit to Colleges
A month after Haverford (Pa.) School standout Forry Smith became the first rising high school freshman ever to commit to a NCAA Division I men's lacrosse program, the floodgates are officially open. Three additional ninth-graders have verbally committed to colleges, according to a report by The Baltimore Sun. Two of them -- midfielder Sam Offutt of Landon (Md.) School and long-stick midfielder Jack Reilly of Conestoga (Pa.) High -- will play at Virginia.
December 12, 2012
Drexel Player in Critical Condition After Accident
Brendan Glynn, a senior attackman for the Drexel men's lacrosse team, remained in critical condition Wednesday at a Philadelphia hospital after being struck by a car Sunday morning, according to PhillyLacrosse.com. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 36th Street and Chestnut Street.
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.
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 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, LaxMagazine.com’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 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 NCAA.com.
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
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 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 LaxMagazine.com Launches
After experiencing unprecedented growth over the last two years, Lacrosse Magazine Online (LaxMagazine.com) 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 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
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 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.