While Monday’s National Championship game is still fresh in my mind and not too far gone, I want to dissect a few issues that have evolved in my head over the past few days. First things first, C.J. Costabile’s goal was absolutely outstanding. It was amazingly clear to see how bad he wanted to be a National Champion that day. After that goal, the way he played the rest of the tournament made that much more sense. However, someone else’s demeanor on that field was a lot more fascinating to me: Scott Rodgers ....read more
We are in the midst of one of the most memorable and magical times that a lacrosse player encounters. The High School playoffs. Seasons end and memories that last a lifetime are formed. A friend of mine was lamenting to me the other day about a shot he took a decade ago. He pinged a shot off the post on a man up opportunity that he felt would have changed the outcome of the game. It sounded like he took the shot an hour ago. Listening to him talk about it brought back a string of memories about playing in the sectional tournament and how my High School career ended ...read more
About a week and a half ago my favorite College lacrosse goalie of all time played his last game. Colin Gallagher is a fantastic goalie and an even better brother. At every level he has competed on he has excelled. He has wowed crowds with amazing saves, led teammates with words as well as play, and occasionally demoralized attackers. As a reflection of our new family home, he was introduced to the crowd this season as the senior captain from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In a roster dominated by some of Long Island’s finest it really stood out ... read more
This weekend, Homegrown Lacrosse will be playing a large role in the operation of the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League's Conference Tournament. It is the event that leads to the decision of who will receive the conference's sole automatic bid to make their way to the MCLA National Tournament. As a member of the Homegrown Lacrosse staff and as a player from a participating team, I'm taking a lot of pride in this year's tournament; both in my personal presence and my involvement in the organization of the event ...read more
That was the consensus among players, coaches and parents alike in response to Homegrown Lacrosse's first annual Minnesota Meltdown Pre-Season Jamboree held on Saturday April 3, 2010.
But honestly how can something not be great with a word like “jamboree” in the title? ...read more