Inside the July/August 2019 Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine

Tewaaraton Award-winning goalie Megan Taylor of Maryland graces the cover of the championship edition of US Lacrosse Magazine, which arrives in the mailboxes of US Lacrosse members this week.

The edition includes in-depth features on NCAA champions Virginia (men) and Maryland (women), the unique convergence of three professional lacrosse leagues within a 25-mile radius for opening weekend and who’s who preview of the U.S. U19 women’s team — America’s Team, the most geographically diverse roster in national team history.

Photo by John Strohsacker

Maryland’s Megan Taylor chases down a rebound after making one of her 10 saves in the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship game May 26 at Homewood Field in Baltimore.


Tewaaraton Award-winning goalie Megan Taylor of Maryland graces the cover of the championship edition of US Lacrosse Magazine, which arrives in the mailboxes of US Lacrosse members this week.



From the CEO: Why Officials Quit
By Steve Stenersen

US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen addresses the growing concern over behavior toward officials exhibited by players, coaches and spectators.

From the Editor: Give Them the Ball
By Matt DaSilva

Abby Wambach’s surprise visit with the U.S. women’s team leads US Lacrosse editor in chief Matt DaSilva to consider how women in lacrosse have played a key role in matters like the Olympic movement, early recruiting and the shot clock.

From the Field
By Alexis Heath

A by-the-numbers breakdown of the impact of the US Lacrosse First Stick Program, which started in 2010 and in the last five years has resulted in $6.6 million (estimated retail value) invested in teams that reside beyond the sport’s traditional geographic and socioeconomic boundaries.


5 Hot Topics, Buzz Worthy

Sept. 1 stands, Pat Spencer and Megan Taylor win Tewaaraton Awards, changes at the helm of several notable college programs, screen time for pro lacrosse and “Game of Thrones”-inspired celebrations.


Motivation, Inspiration, Growth, Impact


Peeling Off the Layers
By Matt Hamilton

Highlights from the first two seasons of “Overtime” with Paul Carcaterra.

Hydration Gave U.S. Winning Edge
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How Motive Pure kept Team USA hydrated in the hot and arid climate of Israel.

Cutting Edge
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US Lacrosse and U.S. national teams partner Hudl offers next-level game film analysis.


America’s Team
By Justin Feil

You can find elite talent anywhere in the U.S., evidenced by the most geographically diverse roster in national team history.

Team USA Confidential
By Matt DaSilva

We surveyed the U.S. U19 women’s training team on a variety of subjects. Here’s what we learned.

Experience Factor
By Brian Logue

With college age-eligible players in the mix for this first time in its history, the U.S. U19 team that takes the field at the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 Championship will have an advantage no U.S. team has ever had before — experience.

All-Time U19 Team
By Brian Logue

Here’s a look at some of the top players that burst onto the national stage wearing red, white and blue for the U19 team.

UVA Back on Top
By Gary Lambrecht

From culture change to Cultural Thursdays, the Cavaliers’ rapid rebuild culminated with a near-perfect game at the pinnacle.

The Day After
By Jonathan Sigal

When Cabrini’s breakthrough got real.

The Dynasty You Have to Love
By Corey McLaughlin

It’s hard to find anyone to say a bad word about Maryland, the undisputed Team of the Decade.

Pro Lacrosse, Elevated
By Matt Hamilton

MLL, PLL and WPLL converge on the Boston area for a historic weekend.

US Lacrosse stories in your backyard

Regional Manager: Ryan Larkum

Crushing it for Conner
By Paul Ohanian

Ridgefield Youth Lacrosse helps a lacrosse family combat a fatal genetic disorder.

Regional Manager: Mark Eissele

Just Keep Playing
By Mark Macyk

How the nation’s largest post-collegiate club league emboldens women to set aside mom guilt and maintain their passion for lacrosse.

Regional Manager: Andi O’Connor

Just Talk
By Mark Macyk

The Trent Stetler Play Day encourages Philadelphia youth players and parents to open up about mental health..

Regional Manager: Lou Corsetti

Rocket Man
By Paul Ohanian

A former NASA engineers envisions lacrosse taking off in Tampa.

Regional Manager: Bryce Woodson

Iowa’s New Bumper Crop
By Beech Turner

Lacrosse takes root in the heartland.

Regional Manager: Zack Matthews

Boom in the Big Easy
By Paul Ohanian

Lacrosse is exploding in New Orleans.

Regional Manager: Lyn Porterfield

Evergreen Growth
By Paul Ohanian

The WSLA provides a model for progressive play and administrative stability.

Regional Manager: Lyn Porterfield

Mak Makes It
By Paul Ohanian

First Stick Program beneficiary Makena Carter is believed to be a Los Angeles district’s first laxer to receive a college scholarship.

Access, Insights, Tips, Personalities

The American Movement
By Matt Hamilton

Eight U.S. indoor players made NLL debuts this year. It shows.

How To: Read Your Defender
By Matt DaSilva and Megan Miller

Team USA’s Katie Haus possesses the rare combination of smarts and speed.

How To: Face Off Like a Wrestler
By Matt DaSilva

Team USA’s Greg Gurenlian on the principles of balance and weight distribution.


Joe Spallina
Interview by Brian Logue

The Stony Brook head coach, U.S. women’s team assistant and Lizards GM wears many hats (and suits).