Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Wednesday, May 26

Johns Hopkins' Madison McPherson is one of 63 players trying out for the U.S. women's national team June 9-11 at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. (Courtesy of Hopkins Sports)


Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:

1. U.S. women’s national team tryouts June 9-11 at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., will include a one-hour live stream on Lax Sports Network on Thursday, June 10, USA Lacrosse announced Tuesday. Sheehan Stanwick Burch and Kristen Kjellman Marshall will co-host the show. The tryouts will feature 63 of the nation’s top players — including 16 players and five coaches participating in NCAA championship weekend.

2. Taylor Cummings, who has been outspoken in recent months about the inequity in media coverage of women’s lacrosse compared to men’s lacrosse, wrote for USA Lacrosse Magazine about a missed opportunity during the NCAA quarterfinals and criticized on Twitter the 12 and 2 p.m. Eastern start times to Friday’s semifinals on ESPNU. Many fans vented their frustration in response to the tweet.

3. The eight Premier Lacrosse League teamsArchers, Atlas, Cannons, Chaos, Chrome, Redwoods, Waterdogs and Whipsnakes — announced their training camp rosters on Twitter. Players report Friday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., although 10 of them who live in Canada were added to the “Unable to Travel” list due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

4. Chaminade (N.Y.) is the new No. 1 teams in the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25.

5. St. Paul’s (Md.) ascended to the top spot in the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25.

6. Syracuse’s Emma Ward and Virginia’s Connor Shellenberger were named the USA Lacrosse Division I women’s and men’s players of the week, respectively.







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • Cummings isn’t the only one criticizing the women’s final four schedule, which SI.com’s Syracuse site called “another slap in the face to the sport.”

  • A Baltimore Sun report from Cloud Nine, where NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse champion Salisbury currently resides.

  • Patrick Stevens’ story on Cornell’s 1971 NCAA championship team, the first of a new era in lacrosse.

  • This, solely for the headline. Well played, Patriot Ledger.

  • About the lefty chemistry of Maryland’s Anthony DeMaio and Logan Wisnauskas, and why the Terps still feel a sense of rivalry with their former ACC foes comprising the rest of the championship weekend field.

  • “Gloves Off” with Isaiah Davis-Allen, a good read from NLL.com on why he rides motorcycles and how the biker culture has changed.

  • Atlanta Hawks co-owner Jesse Itzler wrote the famous New York Knicks anthem "Go New York," started a private jet company and wrote a New York Times best-selling book about living with a Navy Seal as his personal trainer. Itzler also was the lacrosse team captain at Roslyn (N.Y.) High School who wanted to get his name in Newsday.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

“It’s not about survive and advance. It’s about domination. The second the whistle blows, we’re in attack mode.”

BC had us at “cinematic” with its recap of the NCAA quarterfinal win over Notre Dame.

 

The comedic stylings of Blaze Riorden — pitted against Blaze Riorden, as positioned by StringKing.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • Alphabet soup: Patrick Stevens and Jeremy Fallis’ annual A-to-Z primers on the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse final fours, respectively.

  • Casey Powell on “Overtime” with Paul Carcaterra.

  • The latest in the IWLCA’s popular “Behind the Whistle” series.

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