Inside the February Edition of Lacrosse Magazine
If you've been following our Nike/Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Preview on LaxMagazine.com and on social media at #LMRanks, then there really should be no spoiler alert here. A year after Denver upheld its preseason No. 1 ranking by fielding the first NCAA Division I men's lacrosse champion from a non-East Coast school, we're looking west(ish) again at Notre Dame, whose Big Three of Matt Kavanagh, Sergio Perkovic and Matt Landis grace the cover of this special NCAA preview edition.
The February edition of Lacrosse Magazine includes 34 pages of scouting reports on the top NCAA teams, a spread featuring the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Players of the Year and an inside look at how US Lacrosse wants to improve the youth lacrosse landscape with its Athlete Development Model.
Sammy Jo Tracy and the Tar Heels are looking up at Taylor Cummings and the Terps — for now. (Greg Wall)
Advanced stats can predict who's still playing in May. Trilogy Lacrosse CEO Ryan Boyle examines how certain teams maximize possessions and efficiency through faceoffs, clearing, caused turnovers and pace.
BY RYAN BOYLE
Why North Carolina poses the greatest threat to the Maryland dynasty, and more cutting-edge analysis on every team in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Division I Women's Preseason Top 20.
Now or Never
Notre Dame has sat on the doorstep long enough. It's Fighting Irish time. Plus, in-depth breakdowns on every team in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Division I Men's Preseason Top 20.
Can a new approach to youth lacrosse create better players while keeping more people playing the game longer?
BY BRIAN LOGUE
Sergio Perkovic is Mr. May, and one-third of Notre Dame's Big Three expected to deliver an NCAA championship in 2016. (Matt Cashore)
Our favorite photos from Team USA Spring Premiere at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where the U.S. men's and women's teams squared off against nationally ranked college teams and the U.S. U19 men's team played Canada in a likely preview of this summer's top two contenders.
College men's and women's lacrosse coaches clamoring for the NCAA to regulate early recruiting. Both the IWLCA and IMLCA have proposed legislation. What happened? What does it mean? What's next? Read LM's early recruiting hot stove.
Give and Go
Lacrosse lured Christian Burgdorf, Denver's All-American defenseman, from a baseball loving family. Burgdorf puts himself out there in our monthly Q&A series, because "wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep."
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