• Film study: Ajax Zappitello will bring ‘technician’ footwork to Whipsnakes 5/27/24
  • Buffalo Wins Game 2, Secures Back to Back NLL Championships – 5/18/2024
  • Firewolves Drop Game 1 in Albany – 5/17/2024
  • The Brennan O’Neill question: Which position will top pick play for Outlaws? 5/16/24
  • How ‘Sweet Lou’ became secret weapon for Waterdogs coaching staff 5/15/24

Film study: Ajax Zappitello will bring ‘technician’ footwork to Whipsnakes 5/27/24

By Adam Lamberti | May 27, 2024  “Complete.” That’s the word Maryland Whipsnakes defender Matt Dunn has used to describe his team’s new first-round draft pick. Widely regarded as the top defensive prospect in the 2024 College Draft, Ajax Zappitello does a lot of things really well defensively. He can defend on-ball with elite footwork. He’s always in an athletic stance off-ball, ready to slide and help a teammate or…

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Buffalo Wins Game 2, Secures Back to Back NLL Championships – 5/18/2024

Justin Ivey, Co-Editor Lacrosse is Awesome© Photo Courtesy of Buffalo Bandits The Buffalo Bandits hosted the Albany Firewolves on Saturday night for the NLL Finals Game 2.  Hoping to force Game 3 after dropping Friday night’s game in Albany, the Firewolves did get big nights from rookie Alex Simmons (3G, 4A) and forward Sam Firth (5G, 2A).  The Bandits showed championship poise throughout the game and established an early lead…

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Firewolves Drop Game 1 in Albany – 5/17/2024

Justin Ivey, Co-Editor Lacrosse is Awesome© The seed Albany Firewolves hosted their first-ever NLL Finals game against the defending champion Buffalo Bandits at MVP Arena Friday night.  With Buffalo’s Josh Byrne (3G, 4A) and Firewolves Alex Simmons (2G, 4A) being named MVP and ROY respectively earlier in the day, this game was set up to be full of fireworks.  Everything a lacrosse fan should want came up in Game 1;…

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The Brennan O’Neill question: Which position will top pick play for Outlaws? 5/16/24

By Topher Adams | May 16, 2024 Brennan O’Neill had to be the pick. The Denver Outlaws had a bigger need behind the cage, but O’Neill’s once-in-a-generation talent was too tantalizing to pass up. “When we look at O’Neill, and we look at big moments in games, we’re like, ‘Is there a guy like him playing in the PLL right now?’ ” Outlaws head coach Tim Soudan said shortly before…

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How ‘Sweet Lou’ became secret weapon for Waterdogs coaching staff 5/15/24

By Wyatt Miller | May 15, 2024 When Ben Rubeor stepped away from the PLL after the 2022 season, his assistant with the Atlas – Louie DeDonatis – wasn’t ready to follow suit. So, Rubeor connected the former Grand Canyon LSM with then-Waterdogs head coach Andy Copelan, and the bond was instantaneous. “I had a 20-minute conversation with him right out of the gate and instantly connected with him,” Copelan…

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No. 5 Denver Rides Hot Start in NCAA Win over Michigan 5/11/24

By:  Niko Blankship The Pioneers outscored Michigan 7-1 in the opening quarter en-route to a 16-11 win in-front of a sellout crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday evening Next Game:  vs. No. 4 Syracuse/Towson Winner 5/19/2024 | 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. MT  ESPNU   Matchup History DENVER – The No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse program shot out of a cannon in the opening 15…

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PLL 11 Undrafted Rookies to Watch 5/9/24

By Adam Lamberti | May 9, 2024 We knew there were going to be some very good undrafted players because of how deep this draft was. Many coaches commented on not only the depth of this class during the pre-draft press conferences, but how many good players would be available following the draft. You get the sense many coaches are chomping at the bit to get some more quality players,…

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PLL Lamberti: College Draft Big Board 2.0 May 6, 2024

By Adam Lamberti | May 6, 2024 It’s finally here. The PLL draft is a day away, and I’m excited to release my final big board for over 60 prospects that I think have a chance to be drafted and/or claimed after the draft. Dylan Hess, Patrick Hackler, and Emmett Carroll are expected to use their final years of eligibility, hence their omission from this list. Without further ado… 1….

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Albany is Headed to Their First NLL Finals – 5/5/2024

Justin Ivey, Co-Editor Lacrosse is Awesome© The Albany Firewolves hosted the San Diego Seals on Sunday afternoon before a record crowd at MVP Arena.  On Friday night, Albany took Game 1 of this NLL Semifinal and needed just one more win to reach the NLL Finals.  San Diego came in hoping to force a Game 3 next weekend on the West Coast.  The Seals were able to jump out to…

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No. 2-Seeded Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Falls to Top-Seeded Towson in CAA Championship, 15-6 May 4, 2024

TOWSON, Md. – The University of Delaware men’s lacrosse team fell to top-seeded Towson 15-6 in the 2024 CAA Championship, Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium. HENS HIGHLIGHTS Freshman Tyler Owings tallied two goals on the day. JP Ward had three points on two assists and one goal. Mike Robinson, John McCurry, and Cam Acchione each had a goal. Kevin Ellington recorded 12 saves, his sixth straight game with double…

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The Rock Can’t Overtake the Bandits as History Repeats Itself, Toronto Goes Home & Bandits Move on to Face the FireWolves 5/5/24

Shawn Palmer, Toronto Rock Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: K. Richelle The No. 1 Seed Toronto Rock went down Highway QEW on Sunday May 5, 2024, to visit the No. 4 Seed Buffalo Bandits to try and tie up their semifinal series after their lopsided loss to the Bandits on Friday night.  Matt Vinc stood on his head during Game One allowing only four goals and making…

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Hoyas Win! Georgetown Wins Sixth-Straight BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship 5/4/24

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Georgetown University’s men’s lacrosse team defeated Villanova 11-10 in overtime at the BIG EAST Championship, Presented by JEEP to claim their sixth-straight conference championship. The Hoyas earn the league’s automatic bid to the upcoming 2024 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament and will make their 17th overall appearance on the national stage. Hoya Highlights Alexander Vardaro led the Hoyas with two goals and an assist while Patrick Crogan added…

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