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Mark 2D · Mark 2D Lacrosse Head
Our highest performing heads.
The Mark 2D head features a stiff construction and wider face shape designed for harder checks and better ground ball control. Every defensemen in lacrosse needs the tools of the trade.
Made for players.
Just because you play defense doesn’t mean you can’t perform on offense. The 29 sidewall holes, higher side profile, and slightly pinched throat of the Mark 2D gives you a pocket you can actually play with.
Stiffer is better.
We used advanced software to make the Mark 2D stiffer and stronger in all the right places. By identifying high-impact areas, we used material more efficiently to create a tougher head that won’t weigh you down.
Better for ground balls.
Everyone knows ground balls win games. Attack the ball from any angle knowing your head was engineered to give you every advantage possible.
Lighter is better.
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Powell Lacrosse – 2018 Gear Reviews
Powell Lacrosse is following up a strong 2017 with their 2018 offering, and it’s exciting stuff.
Stay tuned for a ton more 2018 Gear Reviews coming at you over the next couple of weeks, featuring all of the top brands in the game.
Powell’s original offering of product was very impressive, but their second generation of product allows them to enter the elite stratosphere of lacrosse equipment manufacturing. This stuff is legit, priced very competitively, and is well worth your consideration when you’re looking for new lacrosse gear this year.
Both of the new heads follow the Pioneer line, first established with the original Powell Lacrosse head (the OG Pioneer), but both the Pioneer II Defense head and the Pioneer II Attack head have a lot of new features to talk about, and both heads represent a truly huge leap for this growing lacrosse brand. On top of two new heads, Powell Lacrosse also released second generation products for their two elite level shafts, and like the heads, these shafts are really pushing the Powell product line to new and exciting levels.
2018 Powell Lacrosse – NEW Heads
I will get to the details of each head below, but before I get to the plastic, I need to talk about the Powell Lacrosse factory pocket. Listen, I’ve strung a ton of sticks in my day. I’ve NEVER played with a factory pocket… until now. I used a Powell Lacrosse head down in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras tourney, and I didn’t change a thing. Right out of the box, the pocket was good to go, and worked perfectly. Coming from someone who restrings EVERY stick I get and is very picky, this means a lot. The Powell Lacrosse factory custom pocket is the best in the business. Hands down.
Pioneer II Attack head – This head is going to be incredibly popular with ball handlers. If you’re the team’s QB, a dodging middie, or slick attackman, this head is going to be perfect for you.
The head is stiff enough for good GBs in the dirt, but even with this stiffness, what really stands out is the head’s lightness in your hands. Fewer struts in the sidewall help lighten the load, and cutaways on the inside of the face take it further. The Powell mesh is also really light! This results in the ultimate connection to the ball, and when the rock is in your stick, you can really feel it, giving you that extra edge of confidence.
For the elite offensive player, the Pioneer II Attack checks all the boxes and should prove to be a favorite for any offensive star who gives it a chance. It looks clean, plays smooth, and provides all the power and accuracy you could ever want. I can see some LSMs and d-mids choosing this head as well, especially for guys who like to push it in transition or carry the ball up the field. I also think this head could have some potential for face offs if it gets really broken in and softened up, as the tough plastic and strut design will allow it to serve for a full season.
It doesn’t matter where on the field you’re using it, the Pioneer II Attack head is built to last. The custom factory pocket is superb, but if you like to string your own heads, the Attack head is a beauty for stringing. No matter the route you choose, you’ll be happy with your choice.
Pioneer II Defense head – The “D” head from Powell Lacrosse is really fantastic. Like many other defensive heads out there, the Powell head is a little wider, stiffer, and tougher than its offensive counterpart, but unlike a lot of other D heads out there, it is not JUST a defensive head. In fact, it might just be my favorite head on the market right now OVERALL, and that’s saying something.
The Pioneer II Defense head is stiff. It can give, and take, a ton of abuse. It does not warp, it does not break, and it’s face shape is to die for. I’m in love here. I played defense in college, but now I fancy myself as an offensive player. I want a stiff head, with a good catching area, and a tighter throat where I can create a good channel and high mid to low pocket that moves around a little bit. At the same time, I want the pocket to be locked down, and throw consistently, while also having a soft feel for catching. The Pioneer II Defense head meets each and every one of these requirements, and I’ve been using it to play midfield, attack, and offense in box lacrosse.
Now if you’re wondering how I can use a heavy D head to play offense, wonder no longer, because this is one of the ways where the Powell D head is very different from its competition – the Pioneer II Defense head is actually really light! It’s amazing that Powell has been able to create a head that is as stiff and tough as it is, without being bulky or having any additional weight. This allows O players to sling the rock with ease, and it allows defenders to throw crazy checks or pick up loose balls from anywhere. This head is really a bit of a revelation, and I’m loving it. I haven’t owned two of the same head for years, but I now have a gamer and a back up, and they are both Powell Pioneer II Defense heads.
Like the Attack head, the Defense head has an amazing custom factory pocket. It’s ready to play right away, but if you want to string up your own, the D head is also perfect for any type of pocket. These heads string up like a dream, and in my opinion it’s perfect for any player on the field, no matter what position they play.
2018 Powell Lacrosse – NEW Shafts
Mighty Black Pro shaft – I’ve always liked the idea of composite shafts, but in practice most of the shafts offered were either too heavy, or got soft and turned into a wet noodle. If I’m playing field, I want a stiff shaft that will let me shoot hard and accurate. If I’m playing box, I want a stiff shaft that can deliver a good crosscheck and stand up to some abuse. For a long time, I simply couldn’t find a shaft that really delivered on my needs.
Enter the 2018 Mighty Black Pro and my concerns have been addressed fully. Not only is the new shaft extremely light (145 grams), but it is super stiff and now I’ve found a composite shaft that does the job! The Mighty Black Pro delivers a beating, and it takes a beating, and then it comes back asking for more. It doesn’t dent or ding, it doesn’t get soft, and it’s a fantastic option!
Personally, I always loved the stiffness of metal shafts, but the feel of composite shafts was also attractive, and I never found something that hit both points. Now I have, and it’s looking more and more like my full gamer is going to be a Powell set up.
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? These guys are making great products, and I like using great products. I need all the help I can get out there! The shaft comes in a rough pebble finish, or a smooth matte finish, further allowing players to get exactly what they want.
Bloodline Sc Ti Shaft – Of the four products in this review, the Bloodline Sc Ti is probably the least modified product, and seeing as it was Powell’s top selling shaft last year, that makes a lot of sense! When you’re looking for a light, tough, classic metal shaft, this is going to be your jam.
I’m partial to composites, as you read above, but that is really just personal preference. I like how it feels in my hands, and I can’t really explain it beyond that. For a lot of players, they feel the same way, except they feel that way about metal shafts, and it’s totally fair. The great thing about the Bloodline Sc Ti is that it’s the same weight as the Mighty Black Pro, it provides the same wonderful ratio of strength to light weight, and the only huge difference is that it’s made out of metal!
So basically, if you want a stiff, strong, tough, and light shaft Powell has you covered. You can get it in metal or composite, and then choose from a couple different finishes. If you want to add some color in, Powell can hook you up, and they have a number of other shafts (and their OG head) available at lower price points.
Even if you buy their most elite product, you won’t break the bank purchasing any of this stuff. Every product reviewed above sells for less than $100 on its own, and if you buy a complete stick (any shaft, any head), you can get it for $150 or less.
For 2018, Powell is offering a new line of high quality product at very reasonable price points. Their shafts are light, stiff, and tough, and their heads are light, strong, and durable. Their mesh products are top level, and the factory custom pockets they string are second to none. Once you go Powell you may never go back to anything else, and I can’t wait to see what else they drop on the lacrosse world this year, and in the future.
2018 Gear Review Methodology – We did outreach to manufacturers asking them to send us any new (or relatively new) product they wanted reviewed for 2018. We made no promises on what we would say, and every brand is given an opportunity to participate. Our focus is on Heads, shafts, helmets, gloves, padding, and footwear. We will also a giant 2018 Mesh Review soon. No scores are given. We simply talk about the positives (and negatives) of any product. Our goal is to help you, the consumer, make informed decisions on equipment purchases. That’s it!
The Top 50 Men’s Lacrosse Heads of All Time: 40-31 — Position Specific
Welcome to what is the largest undertaking in the history of IL Gear. We have compiled a list of the top 50 heads of all time. Note, that the list does not say “best” — that’s on purpose. Some of the heads that are on here are included because they played a developmental role in the evolution of the plastic lacrosse head. Some heads are all time classics and some heads are a little too new for the selective tastes of those that attended the old school. We took into account history, design, impact and sales as well as our own personal spin on each and every head included. We did exclude a number of newly released heads on purpose as their historical impact is yet to be measured and evaluated for posterity. Multiple members of the lacrosse community have been consulted on the ranks and heads here, but the final say eventually fell to me, IL’s Gear and Lifestyle editor. I hope you enjoy this list and please share your thoughts with us in the comments and on social media. Unless you hate it. In which case, like, take a deep breath and count to ten. I dare you to make a better one.
For this section we decided to focus on position specific offerings for face-off men, goalies and defensemen. Think of this more like a top ten of that category because it is a mixture of important design elements, debut technology and overal ideology that has impacted the game on the other side of the ball. — Kyle Devitte
40. Warrior Regulator Max
This is one of those defensive products that attackmen flat out despise. The Regulator Max won’t just ruin an attackman’s day; it will ruin their week, maybe even their month. Legend has it; the only way to cut a Regulator Max is with another Regulator Max. This head will make any critic reevaluate their definition of a stiff head. Warrior received positive feedback from the Regulator X’s solid sidewall construction and generous face shape. So, why not just use the same mold to make an indestructible product? Designing defensive heads is never a glorious process, so you might as well design a product that will last a decade. (Tommy Lyons)
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39. StringKing Mark 2T
The definition of a “Sko Guy” is a player that brings the juice or the energy to a Program (shouts to Jacksonville Lacrosse – Willy Hendrick). The Mark 2T is the “Sko Guy” of all lacrosse heads. This is the head that you see grinding in between the lines, on face-off wings, and diving for end line balls. Defensive midfielders that bury the rock are using Mark 2T’s. The Mark 2T makes lacrosse fun again. The Mark 2T might be the Tuxedo T-shirt of lacrosse heads; showcasing the best of both worlds and enjoyed by everyone. (TL)
38. ECD Rebel D
East Coast Dyes realized that a great defensive head is simple. It has to be stiff and consistent with a wide scoop for GB accessibility. (One must always be concerned with picking nuggets.) The relatively narrow throat of the Rebel D allows for a strong foundation as well as excellent ball protection when creating offense. Mix those variables together with the trademark ECD personality and connection to their consumers and you get a profoundly effective product. (TL)
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37. STX Duel
The Duel wasn’t the first face-off specific head, but it was the first crack at the genre from STX. Applying their vast research and development to any task usually churns out something interesting, and in the case of the Duel, it produced a head that was exactly what the market was looking for. That is not to say that the Duel was perfect, or even perfectly timed, but it showed the face-off community that STX was serious about developing products for them. Not only did STX put out the Duel, a year and change later they followed the initial release with two updates — one with an improved plastic and the other a completely updated version called (what else) the Duel II. Sometimes being the first company to jump on a movement is overrated; it’s often better to learn from all the mistakes and adapt the product as the demand increases, which is what STX did with the Duel and its sequels. (Kyle Devitte)
36. Maverik Tank
When the Tank hit the market, everyone was confused. What do you mean bottom rail is made for higher pockets but the face shape doesn’t have a high flare? What is happening? These two facets along with Maverik’s traditionally stiff plastic composition and high strength throat allowed the Tank to become one of the most consistent modern defense heads. Stringers were definitely not thrilled at first, but over time they managed to find pocket concepts that worked. The Tank balances best of both worlds for defenseman; it has a low flare face shape for an offensive LSM that is going to handle the ball, and a wide scoop that will last a brutish defenseman more than a few games worth of hammer down checks. (TL)
35. StringKing Mark 2F
The Mark 2F was made for the face-off guy that really hates being called a face-off guy. It’s for a player that wants to get to the cage and not have to worry about his head looking like a melted Spork. Nobody wants to feed the guy whose head looks like it’s been through two tours of an oven factory. The Mark 2F is yet another product that encompasses all the traits that the StringKing family represents. A tight and narrow scoop with SK trademark rounded edges making ground balls a seamless experience. Oh, and there are somewhere short of 200 stringing holes for every pocket placement and absurd face-off stringing method. So, everyone can get the pocket they want. (TL)
34. Warrior Nemesis
The Nemesis is a head that was born out of necessity. Warrior’s debut goalie head was the Big Nasty and it was aptly named. With large plastic wings that cascaded well beyond their usefulness down the sidewalls to the throat, the Big Nasty was a full on misfire design wise. However, were it not for that miscue, the Nemesis would never come to be. Warrior steered out of the skid and applied a new approach to creating a goalie head. In short, what would happen if you took a regular high-performance lacrosse head and applied all of the concepts from that head to goalie dimensions? The Nemesis is a perfect example of what happens when a company really takes design back to formulae and creates something by expanding on an idea that no one ever dared to try before. The longevity of the head aside, the Nemesis is still a solid option for keepers everywhere (if you can find one). (KD)
33. STX Eclipse 2
Arguably the greatest and most ambitious sequel to any lacrosse product, STX’s Eclipse 2 (or II if you prefer) is a triumph in all aspects. The original Eclipse is one of the most financially successful heads in the history of lacrosse. So, when STX announced that they were working on the next iteration, goalies across the fruited plains of [North] America began to buzz with anticipation. And then STX put out the Shield and everyone went “Huh?” Cut to 2017 when the real sequel to the best-selling goalie head of all time finally was released. The Eclipse 2 did the impossible: it not only fulfilled expectations, but it exceeded them. On a cursory glance the heads look remarkably similar in shape save for the throat, which was elongated and reinforced for better grip and strength. However, the key difference that everyone celebrated was the myriad of stringing holes that now lined the backside of the head. Goalie heads are, by law, not fun to string, but the Eclipse 2 was less of an unwelcome challenge than a relieving sigh of acceptance. It’s because of that that the Eclipse 2 is more like a restored classic than an unnecessary reboot and that’s why it’s on this list despite being on the market for such a short time. (KD)
32. Brine Edge Plus
Call it foreshadowing, call it an OG Edge with a bunch of unnecessary plastic slammed into the sidewall, call it whatever you want, but riddle me this — what other head could a defender perform brutish and unscheduled rib surgery upon an otherwise healthy attackman? This head was a straight up weapon. You know how I know that? I used one on a wooden shaft for an entire season and two of my own teammates attacked me in practice for doing so. The Edge Plus is also the first head design to be altered only to be marketed to another position on the field. All due respect to all of the rest of the heads in this Position Specific section, but the Edge Plus is straight up bomb proof. You could dye it, pinch it, smash it on rocks, run over it with your car (which I did, after freezing it to try and get a warranty replacement, kids don’t try that at home; it only works 50% of the time) but the Edge Plus stared back at your feeble attempts with the dead eyes of a lost soul. Just like the last attackman that you bashed with it. (KD)
31. Warrior Blade
The Warrior Blade was designed to be an attackman’s stick. It came out in Warrior’s third wave of heads in the late 90’s to muted fanfare despite being marketed by the GOAT, Casey Powell and his GOAT BRO Ryan. The head didn’t really catch on with attackmen as much as, say, the original Evolution did, but it hung around in Warrior’s line long enough for some crazy FOGO to go “Hey, can I try that?” and the rest is history. There is some debate over which that draw man was, but for the sake of the story, let’s all agree that it was Paul Cantabene and be done with it. After all, he is the man that made the head famous in the pros and beyond. At one point, an original near-mint condition Blade was fetching well over 175 dollars on the secondary market because it was so coveted by the face-off community. What’s more, the Blade is the only lacrosse head to be re-released by a brand over a decade after being discontinued. It’s a historic piece of happenstance and serendipity all rolled into one piece of plastic and that’s why it is the greatest position-specific head in our ranks. (KD)
Best Defensive Lacrosse Heads – The BaseballStop
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When it comes to lacrosse, your defense skills matter. But there’s more to being an effective defenseman than great moves: Your equipment makes a difference. The best defensive lacrosse heads have a wider spot at the upper end of the throat, which makes it easier to handle ground balls and make great passes.
Considerations when Choosing the Best Defensive Lacrosse Heads
There are a few different factors to consider as you shop. The best defensive lacrosse heads are durable, with plenty of stability and lots of room for grabbing fast-flying balls. Here are some of the most important features to look for.
- Strength: It’s impossible to put up a good defense with a flimsy lacrosse head. If you want to keep your opponents at bay with effective checks, you must choose a strong, durable head that won’t break or crack under pressure.
- Customizability: Many of the best defensive lacrosse heads provide some different stringing options so you can put your pocket where it’ll be most effective. Mid to high placement is ideal since it allows for better hold and good, strong shots.
- Tight Connection to the Stick: Look for a lacrosse head that won’t wobble on your stick. Rattling of any kind is going to decrease your performance! We like the way Warrior has addressed this issue with its Loc-Throat technology. Other companies offer some good solutions, too.
- Wide Face Shape: While durability is definitely a primary concern, you’re going to want to look for a defensive lacrosse head with a nice, wide face shape. You’ll find that the wider profile helps you intercept passes far easier than a head with a narrower profile.
- Your Position: Do you play close D, or LSM? Close D players should look for extra stiffness as well as special features that make it easier to scoop up ground balls. Heads that offer the ability to create high pockets are ideal for playing close D, since you’re going to need plenty of power and accuracy during passing maneuvers. If you play LSM, look for a head that lets you create a deeper pocket, as well as one that lets you throw solid checks. Most of the defensive lacrosse heads we’ve reviewed here are well-suited to both positions.
The sidewalls tend to be stiffer, with special cutouts and high-tech plastics that help keep the weight down while delivering enough strength for effective checks. With these key factors in mind, we’ve compiled this short list of the best defensive lacrosse heads available.
Maverick Lacrosse Tank Universal Unstrung Head
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The Maverick Lacrosse Tank universal unstrung head features a level five bottom rail and a four-strut design for a good level of support and stiffness. Designed with defense in mind, it offers a good combination of agility and power, allowing players to scoop ground balls and deliver fierce slap checks and poke checks. Two screw holes prevent wobbling at the neck.
- Holds up well, ideal for varsity players
- Helps with accuracy during passing
- Feels a touch heavier than some other defensive lacrosse heads
Players looking for a great defensive lacrosse head that delivers plenty of reliability in terms of strength and durability are likely to appreciate the Maverick Tank. Where a few other heads have some known issues with cracking, this one can really take a beating season after season – one reviewer even mentioned that it survived being run over by a dump truck.
STX Fortress 300 Women’s Lacrosse Head
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The STX Fortress 300 Women’s Lacrosse Head comes complete with a matching STX 7075 alloy handle. String lock technology prevents bagging, and an elongated face contributes to a more powerful feel. Designed with the needs of defensive players in mind, this lacrosse head offers a good level of stiffness in a lightweight package. The face shape features a wider catching area that tapers into a tight pinch, and a raised ball stop aids in ball retention. The STX Fortress 300 is USL approved.
- A great step up from beginner’s equipment, designed for serious, competitive play
- Easy to create a high or low pocket as you prefer
- Strings may start fraying without careful burning
If you’re an intermediate player in search of the best defensive lacrosse heads for women, then you’ll want to consider the STX Fortress 300. Not only is this an outstanding performer designed for checking, grabbing ground balls, and controlling the ball once you’ve got it, it offers pleasing aesthetics and comes in a number of popular colors.
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The STX Hammer features a stable design with stout sidewall braces for added strength and stability when retrieving ground balls and checking. The bottom rail is designed to encourage high pocket placement, and the throat’s four-chambered design contributes to a lighter feel, and the double screw holes prevent wobble or rattling. The STX Hammer features STX’s Forward Cant technology, as well as C-Channel technology. It is available in a variety of colors.
- Feels solid when checking and defending
- Good combination of quality and affordability
- Some reports of throat cracking
Poke checking, slap checking, and controlling the ball are a few things the STX Hammer does well. This is a nice, solid head at a surprisingly low price, and many reviewers note that it lasts longer than they thought it would. The Speed Scoop design makes it easy to pick up groundballs, and cutouts contribute to the lightweight feel. Diamond-shaped string holes make for easier stringing.
STX Lacrosse Stallion U 550 Unstrung Lacrosse Head with All Climate Performance Material
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The STX Stallion U550 features a reinforced throat for excellent durability. The rear portion features an open sidewall for a good level of stability when checking and going after ground balls. Sidewall braces keep the head strong and steady, so shots are accurate. The bottom rail is designed for high pocket placement, allowing for additional power when shooting. The forward cant design helps players keep control of the ball once it has been acquired. Large stringing holes make for easy setup. The STX Lacrosse Stallion U550 lacrosse head features a universal design, meeting NCAA and NFHS regulations.
- Pointed scoop lets you create a nice channel for better ball control
- Good level of rigidity
- Pointed scoop design can make it a little tough to get ground balls on longer natural grass
If you’re looking for a solid defensive lacrosse head, you’re likely to appreciate the STX Lacrosse Stallion U 550 for its strength, durability, and power. The head flares in the middle, making for easier catches, and the throat is designed to allow you to get your hands up high on the neck, a bit closer to the ball. Dual screws on the throat reduce the likelihood of head wobble.
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The Warrior Regulator Max lacrosse head features a reinforced SYMRAIL strut design for outstanding stiffness and durability without added weight. Its bottom rail is designed to allow for the player’s choice of mid to high pocket placement, maximizing hold and ensuring more powerful shots. The angled tilt-tech string hold design ensures that the pocket retains optimal tension, making for better releases. Like many other Warrior lacrosse heads, the Regulator Max features Loc-Throat technology, which ensures a snug fit on the shaft of your choice.
- Stiffer design than many other lacrosse heads
- Great for poke checks
Reviewers everywhere are overwhelmingly pleased with Warrior’s Regulator Max. Whether you’re running through scraps to access elusive ground balls or throwing heavy checks, you’re likely to appreciate this lacrosse head for its light weight, strength and stiffness. Thanks to multiple stringing holes, you can customize your pocket and play your best. While this is among the best defensive lacrosse heads, it’s also a great choice for defensive middies.
best defensive lacrosse headNCAA – This type of head is must have kit for those who would hope to play college lacrosse. The best defensive lacrosse head is going to be built to last, it is going to offer a strong and sturdier design than other heads because it has to withstand checks. Zone 9 Fruit Tree Varieties. Even if a head feels very stiff when it is brand new, it could still become flexible after a lot of use or in hot weather. Under Armour NexGen Complete Defense Lacrosse Stick. Believe me, it can make you look stupid and all your efforts to check the opponent team’s attacking players at bay will go wasted because of this stupid head. Lacrosse is a sport of finesse and skill. #5 – Nike Alpha Elite Using Nike’s best in industry technology, the Nike Alpha Elite Lacrosse Head is one of the absolute best defensive heads on the market to date. 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String King Mark 2D Unstrung Defense Lacrosse Head is a robust and strong lacrosse defense head that can also be used as an offensive head if needed. Found inside – Page 76The talent level wasn’t as good as 1995 with the loss of O’Neal to college, but quarterback/defensive back Doug Shanahan brought a new tenacity to the table … Copyright Leaf Group Ltd. // Leaf Group Lifestyle. Citrus is a large class of subtropical fruits that is easily grown in containers. Lacrosse Shafts. $9.99 $ 9. This Farmer’s and Gardner’s helpful corner on the internet is under daily updates to cover the whole world planting zones in the first phase. The apple guava (Psidium guavaja) has the largest fruit of the guavas, growing up to the size of a softball, while strawberry and pineapple guavas (Acca sellowiana) are usually an inch or two in diameter. These are best adapted to the areas of USDA zone 10 in California and the desert Southwest. This is a paid internship. The Tank 2.0 includes an improved scoop, as well, that makes grabbing GBs a breeze after you check the ball out of someone’s stick. We really don’t get a winter here…it gets colder, but rarely (if ever) does it go below freezing where I am. Selecting The Best Defensive Lacrosse Head. ECD Carbon Pro 2.0 Defense. $69.99. Typically, the heavier a head is, the more durable and stiff it is. You will also need extra power while shooting the lacrosse ball and which is why the design of the bottom rail is tweaked a little to make room for high pocket placement. Lacrosse Chronicle is a premier sport blog that concentrates only on Lacrosse. Ideally, you should settle for a medium-size and medium-weight head for all your defensive needs. Dave is the founder of Lax Drip. Known for offering superior control, String King Men’s Mark 2D Defense Head is trusted by professional defensive lacrosse players. $199.99. To make it easier for the defensive players to hug the ball, the center runners can be flexed out. The players need to be able to play the game with both hands, so they can use their left hand on defense while using their right hand for offense. It it decently stiff but not as much as some more traditional defensive heads. If you click the links in this post, I may get a commission. Find the perfect men’s lacrosse head, whether your looking for a mid-high pocket offensive style or a head for defense, Maverik has the perfect option for you. In this thoroughly updated edition of a Sports Illustrated best-seller, ten-time national championship coach David Urick shows players and coaches the fundamental pathways that will lead to lacrosse success. The carbon fibers flex offers more velocity and whip on accurate . The Havok also has the Ground Control scoop that has a sharp angle making it easy to snag ground balls without having to get your butt end close to the ground. It has got all the firepower and the features that you will ever need to improve your defensive skills. It has got a runaway pocket which is hard to come by these days. Growing Fruit. Her lacrosse players rely heavily on double-teams, slides, help and perhaps a second slide. Coach Whitty coaches with passion and is a true teacher of the game of lacrosse. The best thing about STX Lacrosse Stallion U 550 Unstrung Lacrosse Head is that this defensive lacrosse head meets both NFHS and NCAA rules. In Men’s Lacrosse, coaching legend Don Zimmerman joins forces with Peter England to present the skills and strategies you need to take your game to the next level. In fact, the Hammer Omega has the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of all STX heads ever made. East Coast Dyes – Rebel Defense Strung Lacrosse Head. Surprisingly most Apples have proved to be very low chill. Keep in mind too that goalie heads are typically much larger than standard lacrosse stick heads, often measuring 10 inches or more across. And the Maverik Tank Universal head is a lacrosse head that is specifically designed for elite defensemen. However defense is a team game and the stronger your lacrosse team defense operates as a unit the less the team will need to rely on the goalie making hero save after hero save. . As a leader of the defense the goalie has the responsibly to always understand what the opposing offense is doing and how the defense needs to react given the offensive set . $119.00. If it does, it should also meet current NFHS rules. Our expert staff has created a collection of the best lacrosse heads designed for defenders built to withstand hard checks and breeze through ground balls. Just kidding! Strength: It’s impossible to put up a good defense with a flimsy lacrosse head. STX Hammer 900 Unstrung Lacrosse Head by STX. However when I want to move some fruit trees, I wait until the leaves are dropping first. You will be able to make fierce shots and will be able to hold on to the ball for a longer period of time. Collision with the lacrosse heads of other players is a part of the game. Women’s Fortress 300 Lacrosse Stick. Lacrosse; 11 Best Lacrosse Heads for Each Position; 11 Best Lacrosse Heads for Each Position. STX X10 Men’s Lacrosse Head has got a nice angle that makes it easier for defensive lacrosse players to pick up a ground ball. The ECD Rebel Defense unstrung lacrosse head is designed for that two way defense/ LSM player that likes to do more than just clear the ball. With this legendary lacrosse head, you can always expect smoother ball control and amazing catching ability. STX Fortress 300 Women’s Lacrosse Head, 9. Warrior Regulator Max Unstrung Lacrosse head is one of those few lacrosse heads that offer superior performance without making you pay a premium price for it. Maverick Lacrosse Tank Universal Unstrung Head, 10. However, there are definitely still some rooms for development but at this price range, Maverick Lacrosse Tank Universal Unstrung Head is definitely a steal. Found inside – Page 198Berry put in one good shot ‘ Varsity team . which nearly scored … For the most part , however , we were kept on the defensive ; LACROSSE . though Appleton … I think having a good scoop is more important for defensemen than any other position. Maverik Lacrosse Tank Universal Unstrung Head is well known among defensive lacrosse players for its agility and performance. The strategies inside this book are utilized by the best in the sport and now they are passed down to the next generation of goalies. Best Defensive Lacrosse Heads: 1. $199.99. STX has added more firepower in this lacrosse defensive head without increasing its weight. This is a dwarf tree with dark purple fruit that has wonderful strawberry-like flesh. Most of the elite defenseman prefer this Maverik Tank Lacrosse head because of the Level Five Bottom Rail which provides excellent control with the groundball and gives quick and immediate release that every defenseman . domestica) These can be grown in USDA zones 9 to 11, 9b to 10 and 8a to 11, respectively. Defensemen need stiff and durable heads that can withstand 60 minutes of hard checks, shot deflections, and ground ball scrums. Overall, this is a great option for any D player. The best defensive lacrosse head has a wide face and a mid to high pocket to allow better ball control, catching, and clearing. There are a few things you can do to help prevent winter damage. The second edition of one of the best-selling defensive heads of the last decade, the Tank 2 is the stiffest head ever made by Maverik. Coach Whitty was a 6-year defensive coordinator at McDonogh guiding the Eagles to the MIAA championship in 2016. Learn which plants thrive in your Hardiness Zone with our new interactive map! Lacrosse is a sport of finesse and skill. This means when you’re out there playing summer ball your head won’t turn into a noodle making it hard to lay checks and scoop the ball. Lacrosse Chronicle is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Heads View: 12 24 36 Sort By: Featured Items Most Popular Top Rated Price (High-Low) Price (Low-High) Filters ECD Lacrosse Rebel HeroMesh 2.0 Strung Defense Lacrosse Head by East Coast Dyes. The following list represents the current inventory of low-chill fruit trees that have proven themselves in Santa Barbara (Sunse t zone 24, USDA zone 10). Warrior’s newest head line is the Evo QX series, including both an offensive and defensive head. Collision is quite common in this physically intensive game and that means, the defensive head needs to be made from strong materials otherwise it will get smashed easily. This Warrior Evo Head is designed to empower players and is one of the best lacrosse heads. The STX Hammer 500 delivers in a big way as the premier defense head on today’s market featuring unrivaled performance. They are loaded with antioxidants and have high concentrations of … A surprising number of these are small enough to be suitable for container growing. This head also has a nice face shape for both defensemen and LSMs. This makes it great for knocking down passes and having more surface area for checks but makes it a bit harder to string and provides less hold. A brightly colored orange/red fruit with a slightly sour flavor, they are considered a superfood because they are alleged to boost the immune system and brain activity, protect against heart disease and cancer, and improve life expectancy. Add to Cart. This item: East Coast Dyes Rebel Defense Lacrosse Head $89.99. Attack Lacrosse Head. Mens goalie shafts usually measure 40″ in length. The length of the shaft should be between 52 inches to 72 inches as dictated by NCAA. Virginia’s zone defense is also a great example of the bungie principle as defender press out to cover the ball carrier and then recover back towards the crease when the ball moves out of their zone.. The results might have had something to do with the fact that the coastal influence has a moderating effect on temperature, and in the winter it rarely ever gets above 65 F in this region, higher temperatures being very detrimental to effective chill accumulation. A good defensive head will also be wider with a high pocket and flat scoop. Best Lacrosse Faceoff Heads. STX Lacrosse Hammer 500 EnduraForm Unstrung Head, 8. $120.00. The Mark 2D head features a stiff construction and wider face shape designed for harder checks and better ground ball control. Papayas (Carica papaya) go well with bananas on a poolside patio or other tropical-themed planting. One of the best defensive lacrosse heads currently on the market, even though it was released in 2013. Best Women’s lacrosse Sticks for Midfielders. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Design from the University of Georgia. Epoch Women’s Purpose Pro Mesh Strung Lacrosse Stick Heads 4.3 out of 5 stars 10. Maverik Lacrosse Tank Universal Unstrung Head – Best Head for Defensive Maverik is a rising star in the lacrosse equipment field with a lot of great-value products that satisfy professional players. Four years later, the STX Hammer U lacrosse head is the most reliable head for defensemen. Inside Lacrosse seeks qualified applicants for the position of Summer Event Intern to work on the planning, organization and execution of 2020 summer events in Baltimore, Maryland. $129.99 #5. Here we publish informative articles on a wide range of topics. STX Fortress 300 Women’s Lacrosse Head is designed for the defensive players so sorry attackers, you can’t have it. If you are an LSM, D middie, or defenseman who likes to push transition, the Havok is a great option due to its face shape, light weight, and scoop. Found inside – Page 224Player-to-player defense is the better type to use when you’re coaching beginning … The best defensive players know what’s going on all over the field, … Written by Enoch C. Williams Williams• July 6, 2020• 5:59 pm• best & top, Contrary to what most people believe god quality defensive lacrosse head can make real difference in the game. Compared to other defense heads, the Evo QX-D has a pretty tight face shape, especially towards the throat of the head, making it a great option for LSMs, D-middies, and defensemen who carry the ball a lot. StringKing has first identified the high impact areas of the head and then it has used more materials in those areas to make them withstand the most brutal checks but at the same time, StringKing has removed excess materials from low impacts areas and thus making this defensive lacrosse head ultralight. Our favorite snapshots, on and off the field. 4705 Library Road Bethel Park, PA 15102 412-409-2786 [email protected] Orsen will hold the title of defensive coordinator, while Ross will take on the . Last 30 days; Last 90 days; Color. Having a more angled scoop can help you gobble up ground balls easily without having to bend completely over, which would likely slow you down considerably. $69.99. Be it consistency or power, String King Mark 2D Unstrung Defense Lacrosse Head has got it all. Do you really want to deal with a lacrosse head that wobble all the time? Available in a wide range of colors, STX Fortress 300 Women’s Lacrosse Head is designed for helping players improve their defensive skills. Maverik Lacrosse Tank Universal Unstrung Head, 3. Best Defensive Lacrosse Heads. It is super stiff, helping it deliver hard checks without being too heavy. The Brine Clutch is the ultimate lacrosse head for the ultimate attacker. If and when a defender gets beat, we slide to provide help – same as man-to-man defense. Depending on your positions, you will need to have a specific type of lacrosse head otherwise your ability to perform might get dramatically impacted. The best defensive lacrosse head has a wide face and a mid to high pocket to allow better ball control, catching, and clearing. Element i-Series Lacrosse Shaft – 30″ Youth Pole – 2019 Series Edition. These are the fruit trees, berry plants and fruiting vine varieties that will grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8. While one-on-one defense is key, Record coaches team defense. Olives (Olea europea) grow in USDA zones 8 to 10. My Account; Home; About; Contact Us; Gift Certificates; Expert Advice; Newsletter; USDA ZONES … Rest assured, when you buy zone 10 trees for sale online from Wilson Bros Gardens, we safely ship the highest quality container-grown specimens that are ready upon arrival to plant and provide … East Coast Tall Coconut. I personally always buy unstrung heads because I like to string them myself to fit my preferences. Add to Wish List Add to Compare. As well and a sidewall design that really tailors well to a high pocket zone for easier ground balls and hold on the ball while handling with long poles. Check Price. StringKing Men’s Mark 2D Defense Lacrosse Head Strung with Type 4 Mesh 5.0 out of 5 stars 3. STX Lacrosse Stallion U 550 Unstrung Lacrosse Head draws its strength from the C-Channel technology. Make sure to put a 1- to 2-inch layer of gravel in the bottom of the pot to facilitate good drainage and fill it with potting soil to within 4 inches of the rim. KEY FEATURES — Level 5 bottom rail made for a high pocket. The next thing to consider when choosing a defensive head is what kind of face shape you want. Gardeners throughout Southern and coastal California may find that trees on this list will produce reliably in their gardens as well. With varying lengths between 40″ and 72″, goalies can pick and choose their favorite sticks from the largest range of lacrosse sticks. The defensive version of the ECD Rebel head line comes in next on our list. Found insideIn 2014, he won a Division II national championship as the head coach of South Carolina’s Limestone … one of college lacrosse’s best small school leagues. First, it has identified the high impact areas of the head and then modified the materials to make the String King Mark 2D Unstrung Defense Lacrosse Head impact resistant. Also check, whether you can dye the head. Okay, I accept that this is not a lacrosse head but come on how can you ignore this amazing defense head just because someone decided to put a stick into it. The Evo QX-D has a similar face shape to past Evo heads but features thicker sidewalls and Therma-LOC Resin, making it very stiff and durable even in high temperatures. … baking gardening homestead san francisco sourdough zone 10b + 0 Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps; Greetings from Glinda, Goldie, and Gudetama on March 14, 2020 backyard chickens chickens … 99. Durability and stiffness are quintessential to a good defensive lacrosse head. Found inside – Page 7He was named the nation’s most outstanding defensive player twice. … New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick played lacrosse in high school and … This head is also great for durability and has flex zones for even better prowess in the face off circle. You will see elite level close D guys using this lacrosse head to go against their worthy opponents. This is especially true if the site you buy heads from strings them themselves instead of coming with (notoriously bad) factory string jobs. Now that both organizations have the same set of rules, any head that meets NCAA rules is legal for NFHS as well. Updated weekly, so check back to stay in the loop! January 7, 2013. Best defensive stick and head combo surgeon head and sci ti pro long pole comment if you have any questions Coach Whitty has been the St Paul’s Head Coach for the past 4 seasons. Fruit trees of Mediterranean origin are adapted to mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Only 7 left in stock – order soon. Overall, if you’re a defensemen or LSM that prefers a head with a narrower pinch, the ECD Rebel Defense is a solid choice. Perfect for the defensive player who’s aggressive on ground balls and checks, the durability is coupled with a wide face for interceptions and channeling the ball . Strung lacrosse heads on the other hand stop rebound to a great extent. To help, I’ve listed out 7 things you should consider when choosing which to go with. The Warrior Evo 4X is a great lacrosse head for attacking or defending lacrosse players. Both require copious amounts of water and fertilizer to grow and fruit well in a container and are hardy in USDA zones 9b to 11. Here are some of the main characteristics of a defensive lacrosse head –. Choosing your gears such as your lacrosse head looks hard but, what if I told you to cradle and do your checks right, Maverik . It is, however, lighter than a lot of those options since it isn’t as bulky. String King Men’s Mark 2D Defense Head. Hello Planty People! Here are the rules for heads: The following diagram from Stringers Society makes the rules a little easier to visualize: If you are buying a head that was released in the past 2 years, you shouldn’t have to worry about it meeting these regulations. The STX Hammer is designed with C-Channel technology that provides stability and strength when checking and scooping up loose balls. It features a narrow pinch compared to many other D heads, making it a good option for LSMs and D middies. Hardiness Zone: 10 and 11. The Mark 2D also has a locking bolt mechanism in the throat that helps secure your head more than just a traditional screw helping to eliminate head rattle and movement during checks. Read (or watch) customer reviews to get a sense of the longterm stiffness and durability of the head. It has sufficient mouth width to pick up a fast moving ground ball and retain it for a long time without letting it go. If you’re wondering what makes lacrosse heads different from each other, and how to select the best one for you, look no further. ADD TO CART. Best Features: Wide Face Shape & Stiffness, Maverik just released the newest edition of their popular defensive lacrosse headâthe Tank 2.0. Citrus Fruit. The STX Online Store has the complete offering of STX sticks and gear for women’s defensive players. Required fields are marked * Search for: Recent Posts. Add to Wish List Add to Compare . One of the best defensive lacrosse heads currently on the market, even though it was released in 2013. Navy head men’s lacrosse coach Joe Amplo announced on Tuesday that John Orsen and Brad Ross have joined the staff. It also has STX’s amazing speed scoop which makes picking up groundballs a breeze. STX X10 Men’s Lacrosse Head has got multiple stringing options which is great and has got many sidewall holes. Without having access to a high quality and state-of-the-art lacrosse defensive had, all your efforts to stop the opponent team from scoring goals will be wasted. Also, look for palmate compound silvery-gray leaves, giving the palm crown a globular appearance. Found inside – Page 88He may fail in his attempt to knock the ball out of his opponent’s stick … an aggressive defenseman on the more conservative style of defensive play . 7 Best Defensive Heads for Lacrosse. Girls’ Lacrosse Defense: Hold the Rope. TRUE Composite 4.0 HD Construction Grip Lacrosse Shaft – Defense. Generally, attacking lacrosse heads are both the smallest and lightest heads you can get. I may receive a commission if you purchase products through the links on this page at no additional cost to you. After researching their weight, face shape, stiffness, and other factors, as well as reading customer reviews, I was able to narrow by list down to 7. 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Elon Heads To Maine Looking For Consecutive CAA Football Road Wins
Orono, Maine – With a 2-1 record on the road, Elon makes the long trip to Orono, Maine to face the Maine Black Bears Saturday at 12:00 p.m. The game can be seen on FloSports, while the audio broadcast from Taylor Durham and Matt Krause is available for free via The Varsity Network app.
Elon earned its 10th victory over a ranked opponent since 2016 with a 20-7 win at No. 22 Richmond Saturday. The victory gave the Phoenix a record of 2-3 overall and 1-1 in CAA play. Maine had the week off after falling to 1-3 overall (0-2 CAA) with a 41-14 loss to FBS Northern Illinois.
Following the win over Richmond, Elon earned three votes in the AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 poll. In total, eight CAA Football teams earned votes in the poll.
Elon and Maine have only played four times previously but the Black Bears have three victories, including a 31-17 win during the 2019 season. Elon’s lone victory was a 27-22 win in 2015 in Orono.
Elon has trailed in all five contests this year but has recovered to win twice. A two-point loss to Wofford and a three-point defeat against William & Mary are keeping the Phoenix from a 4-1 start to the season.
FULL GAME NOTES
TONY TRISCIANI IN YEAR THREE LEADING THE PHOENIX
• On Dec. 17, 2018, Tony Trisciani was named the 23rd head football coach in Elon history. In the fall of 2021, he is in his third season at the helm.
• While it is his third season as head coach, he is in his sixth year overall with the Phoenix, serving as the defensive coordinator in 2017 and 2018 before his elevation to the lead chair. In 2006, Trisciani coached the defensive backs and ran the special teams for Elon.
BUILDING STAFF CONSISTENCY
• While Tony Trisciani is in his third year leading the Elon football program, he is building consistency in the staff surrounding him.
• Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Drew Folmar begins his fifth consecutive season at Elon in the fall of 2021. Recruiting Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Clay Browning and Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Coach Dillon Lucas also start their fifth seasons at Elon.
• Defensive Coordinator Billy Crocker, Offensive Line Coach Andy Marino and Defensive Line Coach Seth Payne have all been on Trisciani’s staff throughout his head coaching tenure, beginning their third seasons. Wide Receivers Coach Chris Young and Special Teams Assistant Mike Nall are doing the same.
• The newest member of the coaching staff is former Elon All-American Warren Messer, who was hired just prior to the start of the season and will coach the cornerbacks.Tight Ends Coach Arketa Banks and Defensive Pass Game Coordinator/Safeties Coach Dovonte Edwards were hired during the summer following the 2021 spring campaign. Banks is a 2003 Elon graduate.
THE WEEK GONE BY: ELON DEFEATS NO. 22 RICHMOND ON THE ROAD
• Elon beat a ranked opponent for the tenth time since 2016, shutting out Richmond over the final 50+ minutes in a 20-7 road victory.
• After Richmond jumped out to a 7-0 lead, Elon scored the final 20 points and held the Spiders scoreless on three second-half drives inside the Elon five-yard line.
• Elon was +2 on turnovers, picking up a fumble (on a backwards pass) and getting an interception in the end zone. The Phoenix have now forced 12 turnovers on the season — at least two in each of the first five games.
#AED, BUT ALSO R
• Coach Tony Trisciani‘s program is built on attitude, effort and discipline (#AED) but he may think about adding an R for resiliency after the start of the 2021 season.
• Elon has trailed in every game this year, falling behind by double digits in four of the five contests. Three times Elon has battled back from a deficit to take the lead, winning twice.
• In the season opener, Elon trailed 21-10 late in the second quarter and 21-13 at the break against Wofford. The Phoenix eventually took a 22-21 lead before losing to Wofford 24-22.
• In week two, Elon was behind 10-7 at the half and 17-7 in the third quarter. The Phoenix, though, scored 17 straight and held on for the 24-23 victory over Campbell.
• In week four, Elon was down 21-0 early to William & Mary but scored two late first-half touchdowns to get back within a score. The Tribe built the lead back to 27-14 but Elon closed to within three points twice in the fourth quarter before eventually succumbing 34-31.
• In week five, Richmond led 7-0 after the first quarter but Elon scored the final 20 points of the contest for a 20-7 win.
ELON VS. RANKED TEAMS
• Elon earned its tenth win against ranked teams since 2016 with Saturday’s 20-7 win at No. 22 Richmond.
• In the spring, Elon dropped decisions against No. 1 James Madison 20-17 and No. 20 Richmond 31-17.
• Prior to the spring season, Elon closed the 2019 campaign with a 25-23 win at No. 19 Towson and went 2-2 against Top 25 teams that year.
• Elon has defeated at least one ranked team in five straight fall seasons and is 10-13 against ranked teams since 2016 (including the 2020-21 spring year). In fact, the team has won three of its last five games against ranked competition.
ELON RECEIVING VOTES
• For the first time in 2021, Elon is receiving votes in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25. The Phoenix earned three votes, the same number as the team it beat a week ago, Richmond.
• Elon reached as high as No. 24 in the rankings after winning the spring opener against Davidson. After a loss to Gardner-Webb in week two, the Phoenix did not return to the top 25.
CHEEK BACK TO LEAD THE OFFENSE
• After missing the 2020 season (spring of 2021), senior quarterback Davis Cheek has returned to the starting lineup for the 2021 season and is off to one of the best starts in the country.
• Cheek ranks 11th in the nation in passing yardage this year and 15th in passing yards per game.
• In the season opener, Cheek recorded his fourth career 300-yard passing game with 312 yards against Wofford. It was the first time he surpassed 300 yards since his freshman season in 2017. His 29 completions and 51 attempts were career highs.
• In the CAA Football opener against William & Mary, Cheek set a new career-high with 384 yards passing, tying for the 10th most in a single game in program history. He also moved into second place in career passing yards at Elon with the performance.
• Cheek now has 34 career starts, helped the Phoenix to FCS Playoff appearances in 2017 and 2018, and is ninth among active FCS quarterbacks with 7,011 career passing yards.
• Following a 197-yard effort in a win over Richmond, Cheek became just the second quarterback in program history with at least 7,000 career passing yards. He is also third in career touchdown passes (42), third in career passing attempts (960) and second in career completions (575). Cheek’s 59.9 career completion percentage ranks third as well, as does his 131.9 career passing efficiency.
ALL HE DOES IS WIN, WIN, WIN
• Since stepping foot on campus in time for the 2017 season, quarterback Davis Cheek has made a huge impact on the Elon program.
• Elon went 2-9 in 2016 and immediately turned things around with an 8-4 season in 2017 that included a trip to the FCS Playoffs. Cheek started all 12 games during that freshman campaign.
• Starting with that 2017 season, Elon is 19-15 when Cheek is in the starting lineup but just 3-8 when he is not.
CHEEK EARNS HONORS
• Davis Cheek was named one of 26 quarterbacks in the country, at all levels, to begin the year on the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl preseason Big Board. He is one of just three non-FBS quarterbacks to join the elite group.
• Cheek is also a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given annually to one football player who combines academics, community service and on-field performance.
NO DOUBTING THOMAS
• Over the course of his four seasons at Elon, junior Jaylan Thomas has been a reliable and steady running back. But over the past two weeks, Thomas has become even more versatile and dynamic, posting at least 100 all-purpose yards in back-to-back contests.
• Thomas had a historic day two weeks ago against William & Mary. With 73 yards rushing and 70 yards receiving, he had the first 70/70 game in Elon’s NCAA Division I history. He added a career-high eight catches and touchdowns both through the air and on the ground.
• Thomas followed that up with 53 yards rushing and 47 yards receiving Saturday in the win at Richmond. His most explosive play was a 43-yard screen pass that flipped the field.
• Thomas ranks sixth in Elon’s FCS history with 1,759 career rushing yards, needing 154 more to pass De’Sean McNair (2016-19) to break into the top five. He is also seventh in career carries with 374.
• Thomas also has a penchant for finding paydirt, posting ten career rushing touchdowns. He is tied for tenth in the school’s FCS history.
• In the win over Campbell, Thomas had a team-high 19 carries and added four receptions, just one shy of his career-high. Combined he had 93 yards on those 23 touches.
• Although he had just seven carries against App State, Thomas averaged 5.6 yards per carry, bolstered by a 28-yard scamper, the longest Elon rush of the day.
THE NO FLY ZONE
• Since moving into the starting lineup in week two, Shamari Wingard has been breaking up passes with regularity.
• Wingard has seven passes defended in the last four weeks, including an interception against William & Mary. He had three pass break-ups against Appalachian State.
• Wingard ranks 19th nationally and fourth in the CAA with 1.4 passes defended per contest this year.
• Elon’s school record for pass break-ups in a season since moving to FCS is 11, accomplished three times. With one more PBU, Wingard would move into the top 10 in program history in a single season.
YOU WANT OFFENSE? YOU GOT IT
• Elon is averaging 376.6 yards of offense per game in 2021. If that holds up, it would be the most potent offense since the 2012 team averaged 382.9 yards of offense per contest.
• Elon set a season-high with 480 yards of offense against William & Mary. That was the highest single-game total for the Phoenix since compiling 481 against The Citadel on Sept. 7, 2019.
• The team had 426 yards of total offense in the week one game against Wofford, the best offensive output for Elon in a season opener since a 56-0 win over Davidson to kick off the 2009 campaign.
FOUR IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
• Elon averaged 4.1 yards per carry in the season opener against Wofford, going over the 4.0 yard average for the first time since the team’s 26-23 win over Davidson in the 2021 spring opener. The Phoenix followed that up with a 4.4 yard per carry average against William & Mary.
• Elon averaged 6.9 yards per carry in that win a season ago (222 yards on 32 carries) and the squad has only won four times since 2018 when averaging less than 4.0 yards per rush.
• In total, Elon averaged 4.0 yards per carry or better in 11 of the team’s last 15 wins.
• Junior wide receiver Jackson Parham is having a break-out season, leading Elon in receiving and ranking in the top 30 in the country in receiving yards per game and receptions per game. He ranks in the top three in CAA Football in both as well.
• Parham had 147 yards receiving in 2019 and improved to 197 in six games during the spring campaign. But he has 414 yards receiving in just five games in 2021.
• Parham has had at least three catches and 57 yards receiving in each game this year. He had a career-best 10 receptions and 106 yards against William & Mary in the CAA opener.
NO WEEKS OFF
• Senior Kortez Weeks played in just three of Elon’s six spring games but he has been impactful since being named third team All-CAA as a freshman in 2017.
• Weeks has had at least three receptions in every game this year, catching a season-high six passes against both Wofford and William & Mary.
• Weeks led the Phoenix with 60 catches for 709 yards as a freshman in 2017 and followed that up with 36 catches for 484 yards in 2018.
• In 2019, he again led the team with 43 receptions, totalling 412 yards. He had eight more catches in limited action in the spring.
• With 1,914 career receiving yards, Weeks has moved into sixth in school history, needing 63 more yards to pass Kierre Brown (2010-14) for fifth.
• Weeks’ nine career receiving touchdowns ranks eighth in Elon’s FCS history as well.
TURNING THEM OVER
• Elon continues to be one of the best teams in the country in forcing turnovers, dating back to the start of the 2019 season.
• In the first five weeks of the season, Elon has generated 12 turnovers, sixth-best in the country, and holds a +7 turnover margin, 12th nationally.
• The Phoenix is one of just four FCS teams to have generated at least two turnovers in every game this year. The other three — Missouri State, Chattanooga, and Montana — have only played four games.
• In 2019, Crocker’s defense forced 21 turnovers and Elon was a CAA best +9 during the regular season.
• In 2020 (spring 2021), the defense again caused havoc, ranking in the top 10 nationally in fumbles recovered (7) and top 30 in total turnovers forced (11).
• Since Crocker began at Elon (the 2019-21 seasons together), the Phoenix lead CAA Football in turnover margin (+17, ahead of both James Madison and Delaware at +15) and are second in turnovers forced (44, behind only James Madison at 47).
• Tre’Von Jones has two fumble recoveries on the season and is one of 13 players nationwide to have done that. Omar Rogers and Jones have a team-high two interceptions as well, while Marcus Hillman and Cole Coleman each have two forced fumbles.
CAA FOOTBALL’S BEST
• Elon has earned two CAA Football Players of the Week during the fall of 2021.
• Tre’Von Jones was named Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 13 after recording nine tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and a quarterback sack in a 24-23 win over Campbell.
• Cole Coleman picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 4 as he had eight tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass break-up in Elon’s 20-7 win at No. 22 Richmond.
ENOUGH FOOTBALLS FOR EVERYONE?
• On Saturday against Richmond, Davis Cheek connected with seven different receivers in the contest. Twelve different players have caught at least one pass through the first four weeks of the season, while five have caught at least ten passes.
• In 2021, Cheek has hit at least seven receivers in each of the five contests, and has reached as many as nine different receivers in a game.
THE ‘SKY’LER IS THE LIMIT
• Junior kicker Skyler Davis has been one of the most consistent and reliable kickers in FCS football since starting his career at Elon in 2018.
• In the season opener, Davis made three field goals — from distances of 39, 41 and 23 yards. He added a season-long 48-yarder at Richmond.
• Davis has made 42-of-59 field goals attempts in his career. He ranks fourth among all active FCS kickers in career field goals made.
• Prior to an uncharacteristic day in the CAA opener against William & Mary, Davis had connected on his last 13 attempts inside of 40 yards.
• In 2021, Davis is a perfect 8-for-8 on extra points and is 82-of-83 during his career.
• With 208 career points scored, Davis ranks sixth in Elon’s FCS history in scoring.
YURK FILLING BIG SHOES
• True freshman Jeff Yurk is replacing one of the top punters in program history in Hunter Stephenson. Stephenson ranked second in program history with a 40.9 career punting average.
• In six punts against Wofford, Yurk made the most of his debut with a 42.2 yard per punt average.
• Yurk had a busy day at Appalachian State, punting eight times. He averaged 40.5 yards per punt and put all of his first four inside the 20 yard line. He added a 52-yarder later in the game.
• In Saturday’s win at Richmond, Yurk averaged 41.2 yards on six punts, with a long of 48.
• For the season, Yurk is averaging 39.4 yards per punt, an average that would place him eighth in program history.
FIRST TIME STARTERS
• With 20 starters returning from the spring campaign, it was a virtual certainty that most of Elon’s starting 22 would be veterans. However, five players have cracked the starting lineup for the first time in their careers.
• Freshman Nick Veloz earned his first career start in the season opener and also started in week two.
• Against Campbell, Elon opened in a two-running back set and freshman Malik Griffin picked up his first career start because of it.
• On the defensive line, freshman Josh Johnson picked up the first start of his young career as well.
• Against Appalachian State, true freshman offensive lineman Kevin Burkett and second-year freshman defensive back Jaidyn Denis both earned their first starts.
• Four of the five first-time starters are second-year freshmen, having played in the 2021 spring campaign without using a year of eligibility. Burkett is the only true freshman to get a start this year.
RESTING THE DEFENSE
• Elon has played complementary football through the first five weeks of the season, allowing the Phoenix defense to stay fresh throughout the game.
• Elon’s average time of possession is 31:14 and the Phoenix have won the time of possession battle four times, holding onto the football for a season-best 32:53 against Appalachian State.
• In week one, Elon ran 17 more plays than Wofford, 79-62. In week two, the Phoenix ran 14 more plays than Campbell, 76-62. App State did run four more plays than Elon, but the Phoenix still had the time of possession advantage. In the CAA opener, Elon ran 17 more plays than William & Mary. Saturday, Richmond ran 15 more plays than Elon but the Phoenix still had the time of possession edge with 30:14.
• Elon held the time of possession advantage just one time in the abbreviated six-game spring campaign.
• The last time Elon held the ball for more than the 32:53 it did against App State came when the team had 36:11 in TOP against William & Mary on Nov. 2, 2019.
TO BE THE BEST, YOU’VE GOT TO BEAT THE BEST
• Elon’s schedule is littered with teams recognized in the Stats Perform top 25 poll.
• The team’s first ranked team came this past weekend when the Phoenix beat then-No. 22 Richmond for the program’s tenth win over a ranked team since 2016.
• The team’s first ranked team came this past weekend when the Phoenix beat then-No. 22 Richmond for the program’s tenth win over a ranked team since 2016.
• New Hampshire, the current No. 22 team, will be in Rhodes Stadium Oct. 23, just a week before Elon plays at No. 3 James Madison.
• No. 11 Villanova visits Rhodes Stadium for Homecoming on Nov. 6 and Elon finishes the season by hosting No. 18 Rhode Island for Senior Day.
• Elon is the only team in FCS that returned a player in 2021 with 5,000 career passing yards, a player with 1,600 career receiving yards, and a player with 1,400 career rushing yards.
• Quarterback Davis Cheek entered the season with 5,624 career passing yards, wide receiver Kortez Weeks has 1,671 career receiving yards, and running back Jaylan Thomas has 1,483 career rushing yards.
BACK TO ONE DIVISION
• CAA Football returns to a one divisional lineup for the fall 2021 season.
• Due to COVID-19, the CAA had split the league into two divisions for the 2020 (spring 2021) season. Elon played in the four-team South Division in the spring, along with James Madison, Richmond, and William & Mary.
Buffs Head To LA For Key Matchups
Story LinksBOULDER – The University of Colorado women’s volleyball team takes its No.24 ranking to Los Angeles for a top-25 matchup against No.16 UCLA Friday at 9 p.m MT, followed by a match against USC Sunday at 2 p.m. MT.
The Buffs (11-2, 2-2 Pac-12) are ranked 14th in the NCAA in RPI rankings, the second-best in the conference behind Utah at 13. They take on the Bruins (10-2, 3-1 Pac-12) who are led by Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Mac May before going to USC (6-7, 2-2 Pac-12) where the Buffs have never won in the Galen Center.
Colorado is coming off a loss to No.11 Oregon in four sets before rebounding in a sweep of Oregon State. The team has turned to Maya Tabron and Jahara Campbell at outside and will have a full week of practice in the new system heading on the road.
For the offense, Tabron led the team with 25 kills against the Oregon schools and was second on the team with 24 digs. She hit a combined .151 last weekend including hitting .435 against Oregon State. In her first two starts, Jahara Campbell put down a dozen kills but helped with four blocks. Jill Schneggenburger is playing well on the right side where she had 18 kills for a .270 hitting percentage. She also plays six rotations, combining for 19 digs and four blocks.
One of the biggest keys for Colorado this week will be the middles Meegan Hart and Alexia Kuehl. The two last weekend combined for 25 kills while hitting .258. On the defensive side though the two combined for 15 total blocks while both are ranked top-10 in the Pac-12 in blocks per set. The front row along with Pac-12 digs leader Brynna DeLuzio will have to work hard to contain a strong UCLA offense hitting .253 this season.
Friday marks the third-straight top-25 Friday night matchup for Colorado. That streak will end next Friday when the team heads to the Bay Area and takes on Cal Oct. 15 before taking on Stanford Sunday at 2 p.m. MT.
SCOUTING THE BRUINS
Colorado and UCLA have traded wins in the last six matchups, including CU taking the last two wins in Pauley Pavillion. CU upset the ranked Bruins twice in that span as well. This season UCLA only has a five-set loss to San Diego on the road and a five-set reverse sweep loss to Washington in Seattle. They defeated USC in four sets to open the conference season, then topped Stanford in a reverse sweep five sets in Palo Alto. They also took down Washington State in Pullman in five sets.
The Bruins are 23rd in the nation in blocks per set and 39th in opponent hitting percentage. Mac May is second in the conference in kills and points per set, hitting 4.35 kills per set while hitting .243. Anna Dodson has 53 total blocks to lead the team while Zoe Fleck is averaging 4.06 digs per set.
SCOUTING THE TROJANS
Southern Cal has struggled this season with losses to Denver, Creighton, Kentucky, Hawaii, San Diego, UCLA and Washington. They do have a four-set win against Washington State in Pullman and a four-set win against Cal. USC is hitting .230 this season and allowing opponents to hit .197.
Brooke Botkin leads the team with 4.06 kills per set while hitting .249. Setter Raquel Lazaro is also a dangerous server with .40 aces per set and 19 total this season. The defense is spread out with three individuals with 25 or more blocks this season and three with 100 or more digs.
90,000 Review Jan 14: Forsberg lacrosse, Crosby return
Pittsburgh 7-3 Minnesota: Crosby returned with four points
Sidney Crosby returned to the Penguins for his first game on 9 November scored a goal and made three assists, helping Pittsburgh (29-12-5) extend their winning streak to four games. Without their captain, the Penguins played 18-6-4.
“It was nice,” said Crosby, who has 21 (6 + 15) points in 18 games. “Power play at the start of the match always helps.The first couple of shifts turned out to be difficult, but then I caught the rhythm, and the team played well. ”
Pittsburgh also scored two goals in the power play and a pass from Evgeni Malkin, who scored points in the fourth game in a row.
Video: PIT-MIN : Malkin dropped the puck under Rust’s throw
“Crosby is the captain, we all know about its importance,” Malkin said. “This is our leader, great partner and player. Today you saw that we are much better with him in the squad. ”
Minnesota (20-20-6) suffered their fourth defeat in a row.Zach Parise scored a double for Wild while Marcus Foligno scored for the fifth time in five games.
Video: PIT-MIN: Crosby scores from the opponent’s stick
Tampa Bay – Los Angeles (4: 3 B): Vasilevsky’s winning streak
Andrey Vasilevsky made 38 saves, including two shootouts out of three, and scored his ninth straight win and helped Tampa (28-14-4) win for the 11th time in their last 12 meetings. The game was not easy for Lightning. They were losing 0: 2 and 2: 3, and the score was equalized 1:15 before the end of the third period after a goal by Nikita Kucherov.
Vasilevsky’s dry run, who had played zero twice in a row, ended at 150: 13. He has not lost since December 14, and was named a member of the All-Star Game on Monday, where he will replace Tuukku Ruska.
“This is the best goalkeeper in the league,” Kucherov said. “They should have named him right away.”
Video: TBL-LAC: Kucherov equalizes the score after changing the goalkeeper
Stephen Stamkos made a decisive attempt in the shootout. The only bullet in the “Kings” was used by Nikolai Prokhorkin, who also made a transfer.
Los Angeles (18-25-5) suffered their fifth defeat in six games. Goals for the Kings were scored by Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford and Dustin Brown, and Jonathan Quick made 35 saves.
As part of the “Tampa” transfer was marked by Alexander Volkov, who scored the first point in the NHL.
Edmonton 4-2 Nashville: Forsberg scored a lacrosse goal
Philip Forsberg scored a lacrosse goal, but that did not save Nashville from defeat. Leon Dreiseitl scored two goals and assisted, Connor McDavid scored three assists and Mike Smith made 30 saves, and Edmonton (25-18-5) have won their sixth win in their last 10 games (6-3-1).
“It was great, the goal was important,” Forsberg said. “The opponents were ahead, and after that the score was equalized (1: 1). I’ve tried this a couple of times. It’s great that I managed to score, but it would be much better, if we won. ”
Earlier, Carolina striker Andrey Svechnikov was the first in NHL history to score goals in this style.
Nashville (21-17-7) have lost in Edmonton for the first time in eight games.
Video: EDM-NES: Draiseitl helps to realize the extra
Toronto – New Jersey (7: 4): Matthews and Coleman hat-tricks
Auston Matthews hat-trick allowed Toronto (25 -16-6) to interrupt the streak of three defeats.For the Leafs striker, the hat-trick was his first since scoring four goals in his NHL debut on October 12, 2016.
Toronto defender Rasmus Sandin also made two assists, playing in the NHL for the first time since October 12 and called instead of the injured Morgan Riley, and John Tavares scored 3 (1 + 2) points.
New Jersey (17-22-7) failed to extend their winning streak to three despite Blake Coleman’s hat-trick. Goalkeeper Louis Doming missed five goals with 19 shots and was replaced in the second period by Corey Schneider, who made 13 saves.Another goal at the “Devils” was scored by Pi-Key Subban, and Nikita Gusev made a pass and extended the streak to four meetings.
Video: TOR-NDD: Matthews scores a hat-trick for the second time
Colorado – Dallas (2: 3 OT): strong-willed victory for the Stars
Dallas (27-15-4 ) lost 0-2 after the first period, but managed to equalize and win in overtime thanks to a goal by Esa Lindell, who distinguished himself for the first time since 25 November (21 matches). The Stars have won for the seventh time in their last eight matches thanks to 41 saves from Ben Bishop and goals from Denis Guryanov and Jason Dickinson.Guryanov converted the majority in the second period, while Dickinson equalized with 5:23 to the end of the third.
“They’ve had problems at home lately, which we knew before the third period,” said Dallas coach Rick Bownness. to the maximum “.
Colorado (25-15-6) have lost their fourth straight (0-2-2) and ninth in their last 12 games (3-6-3), again missing out on the lead in the third period.In the first period, Nikita Zadorov and Gabriel Landeskog scored against Avalanche. The last time before the Russian defender scored on October 14, that is, 37 games ago. In the third period, he almost scored a double, but hit the crossbar.
Video: QOL-DAL: Lindell scores an OT goal
Islanders v Detroit (8-2): Three goals in the first eight minutes
The Islanders (28-13-4) scored three goals in the first 7:56 of the first period, which was enough for the first victory in three matches.Brock Nelson scored a double to become one of eight New York City players to score more than one point per game. The Islanders were rehabilitated for their 2-6 defeat to the Rangers on Monday, also thanks to 34 saves from Thomas Greiss.
The Islanders have scored four goals in the first period for the first time since 28 December 2018. Their first goal in the NHL was Noah Dobson.
Detroit (12-32-3) lost for the second time in a row. Jimmy Howard conceded three times with seven shots and was replaced by Calvin Picard, who made 14 saves.Jivani Smith scored his league debut for the Red Wings.
Video: BAF-VGN: Aikel takes Sabers ahead
Buffalo – Vegas (4: 2): Black streak of the Knights
Jack Aikel’s goal in the third period with a score of 2: 2 brought Buffalo (21-19-7) fourth win in six games. The most productive player, “Sabers” was Sam Reinhart, who scored a goal and made two assists, and Linus Ullmark saved 24 shots.
Aykel already has 61 (28 + 33) points. He became the first Buffalo player since 1992-93 to score 60 points in 46 matches or less.Then Alexander Mogilny (33 games) and Pat Lafontaine (34) did it.
Vegas (24-19-6) suffered their fourth defeat in a row. Tomas Nosek and Riley Smith scored a goal for Golden Knights, while Marc-André Fleury made 22 saves.
Video: KBD-BOS: Merzlikin wins single combat against Coyle
Columbus – Boston (3: 0): Merzlikin’s shutout for the second consecutive
Elvis Merzlikin saved 34 shots and played clean for the second time in a row extending the dry series to 137: 51.This allowed Columbus (23-16-8) to win their fourth win in their last five games, as well as a 12th win in 18. Alexander Wennberg, Kevin Stanlund and Riley Nash scored goals for the Blue Jackets.
Boston (27-9-12) have lost for the second time in a row after winning streak of three. In the second minute of the first period, the Bruins lost goalkeeper Tuukku Raska due to an upper body injury. He was replaced by Yaroslav Halak, who made 24 saves. On Monday, Rusk pulled out of the All-Star Game for personal reasons.
Boston failed to convert a majority of four, which ended their streak of 14 games with used power-ups.
Video: KBD-BOS: Rusk gets injured
Ottawa – Chicago (2: 3 OT): Kubalik’s double and comeback
The Senators lead 2-0 by the eighth minute of the first period after Connor’s goals Brown and Chris Tierney, but Chicago bounced back with two goals from Dominic Kubalik and won overtime with a goal from Jonathan Toews. Toews also scored two assists to Kubalika, who extended his goal streak to five meetings. The Blackhawks (21-20-6) won their second straight win and their third in five games.Robin Lehner played at the goal, making 20 saves.
“Ottawa” (16-22-8) were left without a victory in the eighth match in a row. Goalkeeper Markus Hogberg made 27 saves.
Defender Nikita Zaitsev, who played for the first time since December 14, has returned to the Senators. Artem Anisimov did not score points in the match against his former team.
Video: OTT-CHICK: Toews brings Chicago victory in OT
Winnipeg – Vancouver (4: 0): Hellebuck cannot be punched
After the match, Canucks Twitter asked where to get the doll – Wood by Connor Hellebuck, who made 41 saves and got a clean sheet for the 18th time in his career.And that’s all you need to understand about this match. Hellebuck’s heroism and Kyle Connor’s 3 (2 + 1) points allowed the Jets (25-18-4) to win their first win in seven home games and beat Vancouver for the 10th consecutive time. Hellebuck is leading the NHL this season with four shutouts. 2:43 before the end of the third period, he tried to score into an empty net.
The Canucks (25-18-4) last beat Winnipeg on 20 December 2016. Vancouver finished their five-game tour with four points (2-3-0) and will face Arizona and San Jose before the All-Star break.
Jets defender Dmitry Kulikov did not take part in the match due to a cold.
Video: ARI-SHSH: Stepan fights, Kessel scores
Arizona – San Jose (6: 3): three points from Kessel and Hall
Phil Kessel and Taylor Hall scored two goals and made on the transfer and helped “Arizona” (16-18-5) to prevent the fourth defeat in a row. Conor Garland also scored a goal and two assists, and Edin Hill made 25 saves.
San Jose (21-23-4) lost for the first time in three games.Evander Kane and Kevin Labank each scored 2 (1 + 1) points, while Aaron Dell made 34 saves.
Ilya Lyubushkin did not make it to Arizona in the second game in a row. Sharks defender Brent Burns played his 519th straight game despite being injured.
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Lacrosse Player Positions Lacrosse Rules Lacrosse Strategy Lacrosse Glossary Lacrosse is a team sport in which players try to hit the net or goal with a rubber ball. Players using
Lacrosse Player Positions Lacrosse Rules Lacrosse Strategy Lacrosse GlossaryLacrosse is a team sport in which players try to hit the net or goal with a rubber ball.Players use a long club with a net at the end called a lacrosse club. They can run, carry, catch, shoot and pass the ball with the net of the club. The lacrosse team with the most points or goals at the end of the time period wins the game.
Lacrosse is a very sporty and active game. This ensures good physical activity and competitiveness. There is a lot of running in lacrosse, and speed and stamina are great benefits for the lacrosse player. The nickname for this sport is “The Fastest Game on Two Legs.”Lacrosse has become popular in high schools, colleges and has achieved some success as a professional sport.
First of all, lacrosse players must wear protective equipment. This includes a helmet, mouthguard, lacrosse gloves and pads. Pads can include ribs, shoulder pads, and elbow pads. Lacrosse goalkeepers must wear additional and special protective equipment.
Another basic piece of equipment for a lacrosse player is the stick or cross. Attackers usually use a short cross (40 to 42 inches long).Defenders use a long cross (up to 72 inches in length). The head of the lacrosse club has a net for holding the ball with a flange at the end that allows you to throw or shoot the ball by swinging the club. Goalkeepers may use a lacrosse stick with a wider head.
The lacrosse field today is 110 yards long and 60 yards wide. A gate 6 feet high and 6 feet wide is 15 yards from the edge of the field. The field is divided into a defense zone (where your target is), an attack zone (where your opponent’s goal is) and a wing zone (in the middle).
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The origins of lacrosse stem from a game played by Native Americans. It is one of the oldest team sports in the world.
In the original game, lacrosse was often played with hundreds of players on the field. The games were played between different villages or tribes. The rules changed, as did the playing field. Sometimes the targets were far apart. Sometimes the game was used to resolve disputes and could last for several days.
The name “Lacrosse” comes from a French missionary to America named Jean de Breeuf. He talked about a stick game played by Native Americans. Lacrosse soon became popular with many European settlers, who learned the game from the locals. Later, a Canadian named William George Bierce founded the lacrosse club and began to draw up some of the rules that are used today.
Lacrosse became popular in high schools and universities in the early 1900s.It is still a popular sport in college and high school today, especially in the New England area of the United States. In 2001, the Major League Lacrosse, or MLL, played its first full season of play. MLL currently has 10 teams.