Northwestern hosts Canisius at 1 p.m. in Chicago today to mark the arrival of the 2017 NCAA lacrosse campaign.

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The NCAA Preview Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine features Stony Brook's Courtney Murphy and Kylie Ohlmiller on the cover.

Inside the February Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine


The calendar has yet to turn to February, and yet the college lacrosse season has arrived. Northwestern hosts Canisius at 1 p.m. in Chicago today to mark the arrival of the 2017 NCAA lacrosse campaign.

US Lacrosse members and lacrosse fans everywhere can get up to speed with the release of our NCAA Preview Edition, which includes the Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20s and Players of the Year and several stories looming large over the college lacrosse landscape.

On the cover

Courtney Murphy, the first 100-goal scorer in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse history, and Kylie Ohlmiller, the first Stony Brook player to qualify for a U.S. team, are dead serious about leading the Seawolves to the final four.

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Columns

From the CEO: Confessions of a Lacrosse Parent
Navigating the youth sports landscape is challenging no matter your level of experience with or connection to sport.
BY STEVE STENERSEN

From the Editor: Count Me In
How the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model will shape this father's youth sports journey, wherever it may lead him.
BY MATT DASILVA








Features

NCAA Preview
Nike/US Lacrosse preseason rankings and players of the year for all three divisions, men and women, with enemy lines from rival coaches and forecasts for the 2017 season.

Strong Island
Stony Brook's Courtney Murphy and Kylie Ohlmiller are the most formidable duo in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse. It's high time the Seawolves earned your respect.
BY MARK MACYK

Independent Soul
Don't call him Lyle. Why Virginia's Zed Williams chose a different path than his Iroquois predecessors.
BY PATRICK STEVENS

Sticking Together
Ex-Dowling women's lacrosse players found a ready-made alternative 34 miles away at NYIT.
BY MEGAN SCHNEIDER

Gulf Coast Surge
How Tampa became a national men's lacrosse power.
BY MATT HAMILTON




PHOTO BY MATT RILEY

Virginia midfielder-turned-attackman Zed Williams could be in for a big senior season with a new regime in Charlottesville.


Fuel

Rec Revival
How a Chicago girls' lacrosse league keeps growing the game with LADM.
BY LAUREL PFAHLER

Who Knew?
Bob Marley's grandson plays lacrosse — and he could be coming to a college team near you.
BY MATT HAMILTON

PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN DUGAN/FIELDS OF GROWTH

Jamaica lacrosse midfielder Khristian Marley, with Fields of Growth founder Kevin Dugan after a Dec. 30 exhibition.

What's a Ute?
Why Will Manny and Marcus Holman believe Utah could be the next Denver.
BY MATT HAMILTON

Go to the Hoop (Sponsored Content)
Why basketball players make the best lacrosse athletes.
BY BILL MCGLONE // TRILOGY LACROSSE

How Times Have Changed
From the "Lacrosse Writers of America" to the kind of growth that can take your breath away in places like Minnesota.
BY BILL TANTON

LADM Explained in One Photo
Sizing up Team USA star Ned Crotty and 12-year-old "Mace" reveals a lot about how we develop physically and why we should tailor our lacrosse experiences accordingly. Plus, volley-crosse anyone?
BY MATT DASILVA

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Midfielder Katie Schwarzmann will make her second U.S. Women's World Cup appearance this summer.

USA Insider

Role Call
Two-time Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann doesn't mind doing grunt work for Team USA.
BY MATT HAMILTON

How To: Have Fun
Team USA attacker Kayla Treanor is your stick trick guru.
BY MEGAN SCHNEIDER

How To: Get Your Stick Dirty
New Jacksonville coach John Galloway preaches being active in and out of goal.
BY MEGAN SCHNEIDER

The One That Got Away
Hall of Fame coach Dom Starsia relives a painful, but ultimately beneficial moment he experienced as a player for the 1978 U.S. men's national team.
BY DOM STARSIA

Coaches Corner
Shoot smart with Duke and U.S. men's team coach John Danowski. Trust the pocket with four-time U.S. World Goalie and current assistant Jess Wilk.

USL Insider

High Risk, High Reward
The Delaware Chapter of US Lacrosse helped start a lacrosse program at Ferris School for Boys in Wilmington, a first for the at-risk youth treatment facility.

PHOTO BY PEYTON WILLIAMS

Duke women's lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel endured three surgeries and chemotherapy for breast cancer during the 2015 season.

Give & Go

Kerstin Kimel
Courage counts most for the Duke coach and breast cancer survivor.
BY MEGAN SCHNEIDER