Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Tuesday, Nov. 7

Ashley Humphrey led the Pac-12 in assists last season. (Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics)


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

1. Ashley Humphrey is transferring to North Carolina.

Ashley Humphrey, who broke the NCAA’s single-season assist mark with 88 helpers in 2022, has transferred to UNC, the school announced on X yesterday. Ashley will join her younger sister Chloe, who considered the top recruit in the current true freshman class. All three Humphrey sisters will have donned the Carolina blue after the 2024 season — Nicole won a national championship with the Tar Heels in 2022 but departed for USC for her grad year.

2. Brian Phipps announced his retirement.

Whipsnakes goalie Brian Phipps has announced his retirement after 14 years of playing professional lacrosse. Phipps was a part of the Whipsnakes team that won the PLL title in the league’s inaugural 2019 season and also competed on several USA Lacrosse training teams throughout his career. Read his full announcement.

3. The NLL announced a new grassroots initiative.

The NLL has unveiled plans for unBOXed. The grassroots initiative is a school-centric curriculum and endowment platform designed to introduce the NLL’s Sixes-style game to the next generation. Learn more.







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • The USA women had its first-ever box training camp over the weekend. “Team One” is preparing for the world championships, which are less than a year away. Matt Hamilton has more from the history-making players.

  • Former Virginia All-American Tommy Smith died. Smith starred at Fayetteville-Manlius High School and worked in advertising and marketing at ESPN following his days as a ‘Hoo. Syracuse.com remembers the local legend.

  • Inside Lacrosse takes a look at UNC, where the new-look staff includes names you’ve probably heard before.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

Take a trip down memory lane with the PLL.

Technically not watching, but we have our eyes peeled on how you’re recognizing National Celebrate Lacrosse Week. A look at future players with sticks in hand in Connecticut.

WHAT’S ON TAP

We’ll unveil the November/December cover.

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