Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Thursday, Dec. 1

Sam Geiersbach scored five goals in UNC's dramatic comeback win over Northwestern in the NCAA semifinals. (Photo by Jeffrey A. Camarati)


Good morning. Here's the latest from the lacrosse world:

1. We continued our lead up to #BestofLax2022 by reliving a comeback for the ages.

In a fantastic oral history compiled by Beth Ann Mayer, players and coaches from the historic North Carolina comeback against Northwestern in May’s NCAA semifinals recount the big moments and how their teams dealt with adversity.

More here.

2. Connor Shellenberger is the top player in the men’s game, according to Inside Lacrosse.

Wrapping up its ranking of the top 50 men’s players headed into 2023, IL named the Virginia attackman No. 1, largely because he’ll be the clear top option for the Cavaliers this spring.

More here.

3. Cornell’s schedule dropped, and it’s missing a key rival.

For the first time since 1978 — not counting the COVID-altered schedules of 2020 and 2021 — Cornell will not play Syracuse. In dropping Cornell, Syracuse has added Princeton.

More on Cornell’s schedule here.

4. The NLL begins this weekend, but another box league is nearing its start, too.

The Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA), a fledgling indoor league, begins its inaugural campaign on Thursday, Dec. 29. You can see the league’s full schedule here.







WHAT WE’RE READING

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

Premier Lacrosse League co-founder Paul Rabil appeared on “The Joe Pomp Show,” a podcast at the intersection of sports and business.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • Our preseason NLL Power Rankings with a West Coast team occupying the top spot.

  • Justin Feil spoke with the Long siblings — Alyssa and Kyle — on how their upbringing helped them contribute to undefeated national champions in May.

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