Lax Links: May 14, 2012

Rounding up the latest links from around the web. Some of these are a little old, but them’s the ropes.


A.P. Photo of Tyler Frederick getting mugged by an unnamed Wolverine.

The New York Times talks shot clock in college lacrosse, and the cover photo features Michigan.

Despite a trying season, Michigan coach John Paul is anxious to carry on with the program-building in Ann Arbor. His season-wrapup podcast with the WTKA morning show has some interesting facts – including some freshmen that J.P. expects to contribute.

Coach Paul is not used to ending his season this early:

Been 14 yrs since I’ve been done with lacrosse this early. Will get a lot accomplished this month but would much rather be competing.

Motivational video? Motivational video:

It goes without saying that Michigan would have much preferred to win that game, but at least they got a nice video out of it.


Two Titans of each gender were named to all-MAAC tournament teams. Photos from the Titans’ loss to Canisius.

This is old news and there’s a good chance I’ve already written about it, but here are your Detroit honorees from the MAAC banquet:

  • 2nd Team Attack – Shayne Adams
  • 2nd Team Defense – Jamie Hebden
  • LSM of the year – Jordan Houtby

15 Titans were also selected to the All-Academic team. Video of coach Matt Holtz from the banquet:


Adrian barely missed out on advancing in the D-3 NCAA Tournament, courtesy of a second-overtime goal from Denison.


Davenport recap of their CCLA Tournament loss to Dayton.

Davenport has a web portal up for their MCLA Tournament run. Eight Davenport players earned all-CCLA honors. They’re prepared for the MCLA tournament, further evidenced by their 19-12 first-round win this afternoon.

Photos from GVSU’s CCLA Championship win over Dayton.

2012 photos from the Western Michigan season.

High School

Lacrosse Magazine has its Midwest regional report. Brother Rice was No. 2 behind Dublin Jerome heading into the weekend, and since the Warriors had to participate in the CHSL championships instead of heading down the the MSLCA tournament, we may never know who’s top dog in the region. Brother Rice is up to No. 38 in the latest ESPNHS Fab50.

Mike Costello breaks down the Division-1 bracket in the Ann Arbor Observer. The Division-2 bracket gets the same treatment.

The Oakland Press covers the rise of Lake Orion lacrosse under coach Brad Thomas.

Bizarre story out of Genesee County. Did Swartz Creek coach Mike Lakies interrupt a game to punch an opposing player? I’m assuming if the allegations prove correct, Swartz Creek will be seeking a new coach.

Detroit Catholic Central got “Team of the Week” treatment on MLive, and apparently this is just a distinction that means they get a column about them. Said column:

“We’re very fortunate to get great players every year,” Catholic Central coach Dave Wilson said. “This year, the talent is good, but we’re not as deep. Yet, what they lack, they make it up in chemistry.”

In fact, there are prime examples of teamwork, sharing and support up and down the lineup. Senior captain Nick Gingell is off to a strong start with 14 goals but also has registered 14 assists from the midfielder postion.

I guess it also comes with video coverage.

Brother Rice’s charity event with Hamburg (N.Y.) raised… $784. Clarkston’s even Friday evening raised over $15,000. The Michigan Difference.

Ionia is looking for lacrosse coaches.

Don’t forget that the North American Lacrosse Invitational takes place this weekend at Brother Rice.


Four Clarkston players signed with colleges during the spring signing period, including three to Albion and UDM commit Nick DeMattia.

The North Coast Times talks about California players having to leave the area to pursue Division-1 lacrosse. Michigan-bound Brendan Gaughan is quoted in the article, and of course it’s interesting on its own merits.

How much do you know about Michigan signee Brad Lott? Do you know what his favorite reality TV show is? Consider your life enriched.

Michigan signee Paxton Moore helped his team to an Inter-Ac championship. They’re up to No. 2 in the country, according to MaxPreps.

A bit of internal linkage for the return of the Hello post.


Warrior earned the uniform rights for Liverpool FC, and although there’s some controversy over altering the club’s crest, that’s a huge deal for a company that primarily focuses in lacrosse and hockey. Also seeing a British article explaine what Warrior does is kind of funny.

Top Shelf Lacrosse, run by Cranbrook (and Johns Hopkins) alum Val Washington and his brother Chris (who played collegiately at Washington and Lee) is helping grow the game in Genesee County.

Warrior is hosting a tent event this Thursday-Sunday in Warren. Deals galore, a handful of NHL players in attendance, and much more, so check it out.

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