“Why?” w/ Quint Kessenich

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always agree with Quint Kessenich.  Sometimes not with what he says, a lot of the time not on what he wears…  BUT HE GOT IT RIGHT WITH THIS:  http://video.insidelacrosse.com/video/view/xmBFc5Dzzb–E86EPJ40nw/quint-asks-why

Well done, Q!

Side notes:
– The cost of gear is hamstringing the growth of the sport. 
– NY vs MD Bay State games are no longer a comparable measure of talent.  There needs to be more focus getting the schools to play eachother
– I think the NCAA should mandate that every player has to use an Original Viper
– Pinched heads perpetuate the speed of sidewall deterioration (*See previous item)
– I have no problem with younger players being spotlighted for their play but I think that kids shouldn’t be able to provide commitments, verbal or written, until the Fall of their senior year.
– Regarding ‘eye black’ and ‘pregame music’: Please see my KIN461 paper for more in-depth research about the psychological correlation between these types of rituals and increased athletic performance.


Texas State Tournament: Highland Park v St Mark

We’re here at House Park stadium in Austin, TX, for the Division 1 lacrosse finale as the Highland Park Scots take on the St Marks Lions.  This will mark the 3rd meeting between these teams this year with HP taking wins during the regular season and the North District Championship.
**As noted by Peyton Williams in his ‘Road trip to Annapolis’ blog.  I can see the irony of two teams from who are 15 mins apart in Dallas traveling 3 hours to Austin so they can play eachother.**

It’s an overcast 75 degrees with a light breeze this afternoon, a nice change to the heavy rains that plagued the semi’s. Highland Park (HP) easily advanced with a 14-0 win over Central District Champ, Bowie, while St Mark’s had a barn burner of a game against South District Champ, Strake Jesuit, trading goals the entire second half but locking up a 15-13 win in the final minute.
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Videocast w/ Kenny Nims and Dan Hardy, Syracuse Lacrosse

Hey everybody, how are things?  Been pretty busy around here with work and the start of the high school season.  But Friday night Westwood took down Strake Jesuit (Houston) 12-10 to start he season 4-0!

I recorded this videocast two weeks ago, prior to the Harvard scrimmage, but things have been so hectic that I haven’t had time to get it posted.  Kenny dropped 8 points and a hidden ball trick this weekend during a routing of Providence, 22-3. “Hammer, don’t hurt’em!”
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Interview w/ Kenny Nims, Syracuse Lacrosse

I have to start by apologizing for the lack of activity recently.  Things have been really busy with Christmas, New Years and just life in general.  But we’re back and I hope that everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.

So to start the New Year… and new season off right, we sat down with Syracuse attackman and All-American, Kenny Nims, to talk about the team, 2009 and what daily life is like for a college lacrosse player.

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Trilogy Lacrosse: Austin Select Try-outs and Youth Clinic

This weekend Ryan Boyle and Crew will descend upon Austin for the annual Trilogy Select team try-outs.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec 13th/14th
2pm-5pm @ Canyon Vista Middle School


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Longhorn Lacrosse Shootout and an interview w/ Mikey Powell

This weekend was the the annual Longhorn Shootout at the University of Texas.  Westwood varsity did well, winning both of the preliminary games on Saturday against Allen and McCallum.  We lost our first game Sunday morning, 9-8, against Westlake and beat St. Andrew’s, 10-2, in the consolation game.  All in all, a good weekend.  A number of our players were gone or out of town for family or Young Life events, but the younger guys got a lot of experience and we got a good gauge of how much we’ve improved since last year and through the fall.   
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NLL Lacrosse: ‘Christmas’ hits Philly early

Big ups to NLL star and Laxidazical regular, Johnny Christmas, who inked a new 1-year contract with the Philadelphia Wings. This will mark Johnny’s 4th year in ‘the league’ and his number have only been getting better each year.  Continue reading ‘NLL Lacrosse: ‘Christmas’ hits Philly early’