#BestOfLax winners, as voted by you @USLacrosseMag on Twitter.

Eight different winners highlight the awards, with three close races decided by less than 5 percent.

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Inside the December 2019 Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine


From Best Women’s Breakthrough to Best Men’s Performance, we’re proud to present the #BestOfLax winners, as voted by you @USLacrosseMag on Twitter.

Eight different winners highlight the awards, with three close races decided by less than 5 percent.

Also in the December edition: a cover story on the year the pros took over the lacrosse narrative, Jack Goods’ NLL season preview, a profile of Colgate women’s lacrosse coach Kathy Taylor and a feature about Army men’s lacrosse coach Joe Alberici and his family’s fight to be “tough.”

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DIGITAL EDITION



UP FRONT

From the CEO: The Gift of Opportunity
By Steve Stenersen

US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen talks about equal opportunity and how the US Lacrosse First Stick Program can help change lives.

From the Editor: In Plain View
By Matt DaSilva

There isn’t much of an offseason anymore with the scope of the U.S program broadening in the last decade, writes Editor in Chief Matt DaSilva.

From the Field: Cultural Competency
By Matt DaSilva and Alexis Heath

US Lacrosse has created an online training tool designed to assist lacrosse organizations in further educating coaches, parents and athletes about the impact of diversity and inclusion.

TRENDING

World Lacrosse’s small-sided experiment to position the sport for the 2028 Olympics, fall ball charities, NCAA’s announcement that athletes can profit off their name, image and likeness, key college transfers and a pair of off-campus fights take a turn for the worst.

FUEL

Carbon Copy
Sponsored Content

Seeing success in hockey and changing demands in lacrosse, Warriors creates full line of carbon-fiber shafts.

The Miracle Material
Sponsored Content

The carbon-fiber revolution has arrived.

Perform, Protect and Prevent
By Paul Ohanian

US Lacrosse launches LaxFit to enhance player safety and performance.

Dynamic Warmup
By Paul Ohanian

Static stretch has gone the way of the dinosaur, as research has increasingly shown the performance and injury prevention benefits of a dynamic warmup.

Healthy Holiday Eats
By Mary Ellen Kelly

It’s prime indulging season, but not all holiday dishes need to be indulgent. Stuffed acorn squash should have a place at your table.








FEATURES

Alberici Family Values
By Nelson Rice

Joe Alberici’s “Tough Guy Talk” means just as much to his family as it does for the Army men’s lacrosse program.

Local Ascension
By Jeremy Fallis

Kathy Taylor thought she plateaued in 2006, but her rise had only begun.

Transformed
By Matt Hamilton

Aaron Locke found a lifeline in lacrosse at the Ferris School for Boys.

Seals Dive In
By Jack Goods

San Diego doubles down after successful inaugural season, plus predictions on division winners and individual awards.

Holiday Gift Guide
Special Advertising Feature

Great deals for the lacrosse lover on your list.




PHOTO BY PEYTON WILLIAMS

On Feb. 23, torrents of rain turned the field at Kenan Stadium into a muddy mess.


BEST OF LAX

The Future has Arrived
By Matt Hamilton

In lacrosse, college is king. But a funny thing happened on the way to Memorial Day. People couldn’t stop talking about professional lacrosse.

Most-Read on USLaxMagazine.com

How prominent was the PLL in 2019? The new pro league accounted for four of the top five most-read articles (not included rankings or landing pages) on USLaxMagazine.com.

Top Tweets @USLacrosseMag

Check out the top tweets in 2019 from @USLacrosseMag.

The Popular Vote

Who earned recognition in categories like “best women’s performance” and “best men’s breakthrough?” See how Twitter followers voted in #BestOfLax polls on @USLacrosseMag.

Behind the Lens
By John Strohsacker, Kevin P. Tucker, Tim Bates, Keith Lucas, Peyton Williams and Rich Barnes

Some of our photographers’ favorite shots from 2019.

USA INSIDER

Renewed Purpose
By Brian Logue

Once cut from the U.S. team, Emily Parros relishes every opportunity to compete.

Prowl the Circle
By Matt DaSilva

U.S. U19 gold medal perspective on taking the draw from Sophia DiCenso.

Fall Classic Recap

14 teams. 16 games. One memorable weekend.

Hammer Time
By Matt DaSilva

Denver freshman, U.S. U19 hopeful Alec Stathakis is a man among boys.

GIVE & GO

Brett Manney
Interview by Matt DaSilva

Black Wolves, U.S. indoor captain takes the plunge.