Lacrosse Columns

Patrick Stevens

Serve. Lead. Influence. The message the Catalino brothers will use to give back to community

by Patrick Stevens May 09, 2011 in Lacrosse

As Maryland attackman Grant Catalino rode home to Webster, N.Y., last winter with his brother Michael, the two considered just how they could help pass on their appreciation of lacrosse and the opportunities it provided to others in their hometown and the rest of the Rochester area. Soon, the brothers took a common idea and gave it their own twist—- a lacrosse camp about more than simply lacrosse. And so the concept of Harvest Lacrosse was born. Michael Catalino, who helped Duke win a… Continue Reading

Clare Lochary

A trip to Africa gives Ryan Flanagan a new global perspective

by Clare Lochary March 07, 2011 in Lacrosse

Most people look up to Ryan Flanagan. They kinda have to. He’s 6-6. “If you’re physically bigger than someone, they’re going to look up to you. It’s human nature. Standing out can be a strength,” said Flanagan, a senior defenseman for the nationally ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. Being a leader is important to Ryan Flanagan. On the field, it comes naturally to him. The senior is a first-team All-American and the current co-winner of the Schmeisser Memorial Cup, an award… Continue Reading

Geoff Shannon

Lacrosse winner Maisano glad the “desk job” can wait

by Geoff Shannon June 07, 2010 in Lacrosse

There was a point this season, Black Knights midfielder and 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recipient Andrew Maisano remembers, when the Army men’s lacrosse team’s season ambitions were bleak. The team had just lost its fourth consecutive game, dropping a heartbreaking 8-7 overtime loss to rival Air Force. Of those four early season losses, two were in overtime (Air Force, Cornell) and a third ended in a one-goal loss in regulation (Bryant). Stuck in this early tailspin, Maisano, a senior… Continue Reading

Patrick Stevens

Quinzani’s decision to stick with the Blue Devils has proven to be a wise one

by Patrick Stevens May 24, 2010 in Lacrosse

Four years ago, the future of the Duke lacrosse program was in flux. Its season was suspended and most of its recruiting class scattered to other high-profile schools in the sport. Max Quinzani stuck with his commitment. And now, on the eve of his final NCAA tournament, the senior attackman is one of the more prominent players in his sport and a crucial element for the Blue Devils behind the scenes. “When you hear Max’s name for us, the first thing you think about is that Max came here… Continue Reading

Geoff Shannon

What Makes an Ideal Lowe’s Senior CLASS Candidate? Let’s Look to the Past

by Geoff Shannon April 21, 2009 in Lacrosse

Lacrosse, for a variety of circumstances, sits at the lower end of the totem pole among collegiate sports. This, arguably, is a great position for the sport to find itself in. Lax enthusiasts have been able to follow the careers of this year’s candidates from the first moment they stepped on their respective campuses through this season. Every groundball scooped, every goal scored, every defensive turnover forced and every goal saved has been savored, all pieces of wonderful four-year… Continue Reading

Bob Vlahakis

An Opportunity for College Sports to Seize the Day

by Bob Vlahakis February 24, 2009 in Lacrosse

In these troubled economic times,  with scandals on Wall Street and substance abuse once again rearing its ugly head in major league baseball, Americans are yearning for some pure, honest, loyal heroes to emerge. There is an opportunity for college sports to seize the day.  Sparked by President Obama’s call for young Americans to come forward and give of themselves, the playing field is wide open for senior student-athletes in collegiate sports to step up to this challenge across the… Continue Reading

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