Inside the July/August 2020 Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine


As stay-at-home restrictions loosen in some areas, we figured this would be a great opportunity to highlight some of the best drills from some of the best players in the world to help athletes prepare for taking the field once again.

In the digital-only, member-exclusive July/August issue of US Lacrosse Magazine, learn from seven of the best players in the world about drills to improve their skills at their respective positions. Because this issue is digital, we have implemented immersive multimedia features — like how-to videos right there on the magazine pages — to help athletes and coaches grasp the concepts being described.

Also in the July/August edition: Why investing in US Lacrosse is about much more than just a magazine, especially during these trying times, by Justin Feil; Silent No More, a racial awakening in lacrosse, by Matt Hamilton; Setter on a New Path, the story of Courtney Pabst and the fight for her life, by Kenny DeJohn; The Education of Jarrod Neumann, one of the top players in the PLL, by Nelson Rice; Much, much more.

Not a member? You won't have access to our enhanced digital edition. Join US Lacrosse today to start your subscription and check out this exciting issue.



UP FRONT

From the CEO: The Time for Moral Courage
By Steve Stenersen

US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen: "Programs may introduce more people of color to lacrosse, but they won't solve the underlying issues of implicit bias and racism in our sport."

US Lacrosse is committed to being part of the change.

From the Editor: Real Talk
By Matt DaSilva

Editor in Chief Matt DaSilva writes about how he's thankful for the way US Lacrosse challenges its staff to look within for unconscious bias.

PODCAST

A Blue Jay's Blues
By Matt Hamilton

Former Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala joined Paul Carcaterra on the "Overtime" podcast to discuss his tenure at Hopkins and what could be ahead for the legendary coach.

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  • Jack Allard's fight with COVID-19, an exclusive interview by Matt DaSilva.

  • Orange Crush: The Syracuse men and women both emerged victorious in our Nike / US Lacrosse Magazine Virtual NCAA Tournament.

  • Sowers to Duke: Likely Tewaaraton favorite Michael Sowers entered the transfer portal and has decided Duke will be his new home.

  • All-Americans on the move: Sowers was not the only star to move. Check out USLaxMagazine.com/college for more updates.

  • MLL Top 20: Contributor Phil Shore compiled a ranking of the 20 best players in Major League Lacrosse history.

  • Hall of Fame 2020: Eight new inductees into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

FUEL

Mind over Matter
By Nikki Sliwak

Sliwak, a player at Maryland, writes a first-person essay about her struggles with mental health and how she learned to take each day in stride.

Balanced Hydration
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Kelly Springer writes about how Motive Pure is essential for families looking to rehydrate before or after activities.

Fit for a King
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A Massachusetts-based club program uses Hudl to provide players with the path to success.

Liza Kelly's Letter to the Class of 2022
Liza Kelly

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has altered recruiting, Kelly reassures players that she and other coaches will be there for them.








FEATURES

Silent No More
By Matt Hamilton

The death of George Floyd sparked valuable discussion in the world about racial injustice, and the lacrosse community continues to take part in the discourse. A bevy of black lacrosse players chose to share their stories with US Lacrosse Magazine.

Investing in Lacrosse's Future
By Justin Feil

A US Lacrosse membership is about much more than a magazine subscription. During these challenging times, US Lacrosse has pivoted to adapt while facing a budget loss of millions.

Better for Everyone
By Brian Logue

Without our members, US Lacrosse would not be able to provide the opportunity for some to play the game for the first time.

Return-to-Play Roadmap

US Lacrosse-led medical advisory group issues guidelines to get everyone back on the field safely.

A Sport That Sticks
By Nelson Rice

Lacrosse takes root in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Setter on a New Path
By Kenny DeJohn

Inside the powerful and emotional journey of Pace star Courtney Pabst, whose senior year turned into a fight for her life and ultimately the loss of part of her leg.

The Education of Jarrod Neumann
By Nelson Rice

He didn't pick up a stick until his senior year of high school. Now he's one of the best defensemen in the world. It didn't happen by accident.

Utah Bound
By Kenny DeJohn

Learn about the ins and outs of the PLL Championship Series, coming to Herriman, Utah, starting July 25.

How-To: The Digital Edition
By Matt DaSilva

We brought seven of sport's best players to US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., to shoot some of their favorite position-specific drills to help players get ready for their return to the field.

In this section, we featured Megan Taylor, Alex Aust, Marcus Holman, Julia Braig, Matt Dunn, Taylor Cummings and Alex Woodall.

Each how-to features videos produced by our digital media team to help walk athletes and coaches through the drills.

Digital Feedback
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Locally Grown

The Power of a Sticker: New England Region
By Paul Ohanian

How the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League made sportsmanship a point of pride.

Mobilizing a Community: Northeast Region
By Patrick Severe

Spring-Ford Youth Lacrosse launches scholarship, laptop programs for local youth.

South Jersey Val-ues: North Atlantic Region
By Matt Hamilton

Following the example of founder Val Curran, the Moorestown Lacrosse Club reaches more than 4,000 players.

Best Seat in the House: Mid-Atlantic Region
By Kenny DeJohn

Debbie Swiss sees it all — and has seen it all — as a women's lacrosse official and fervent US Lacrosse supporter.

Quarantine Mates: Southeast Region
By Kenny DeJohn

South Carolina siblings turns basement into lacrosse training haven.

The Legend of Farzata: Midwest Region
By Matt DaSilva

How an unlikely friendship formed between two Upper Midwest teams hundreds of miles apart.

Event Plus Response Equals Outcome: Southwest Region
By Kenny DeJohn

Dripping Springs (Texas) left it all out on the field.

Supporting Cast: Mountain Region
By Matt Hamilton

Ralston Valley (Colo.) lacrosse rallies to produce face shields for frontline workers.

The Oregon Trail: Pacific Northwest Region
By Paul Ohanian

Paul Schlesinger and his band of brothers nudge lacrosse toward state sanctioning.

A Long Way from Central Valley: Pacific Southwest Region
By Paul Ohanian

Bakersfield (Calif.) Youth Lacrosse League produces first college player.

USA Insider

Home Spoil
By Kenny DeJohn

U.S. women's team will attempt to break host nation curse in 2021.

The Roaring Twenties
Interview by Kenny DeJohn

World Lacrosse decision keeps dream alive for U.S. U19, er U20 team. A Q&A with U20 coach Nick Myers.

GIVE & GO

Tom Schreiber
Interview by Matt DaSilva

Sleepless nights and breakfast all day with Team USA's last-second hero.