Inside the May/June 2020 Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine


A silent spring. Without live lacrosse, fans of the game are looking to fill the void while waiting until next spring for another riveting college season. US Lacrosse Magazine staff spoke to dozens of players, coaches and others associated with the sport to get their thoughts on what they lost for our cover story.

Also in the May/June edition: A feature from Nelson Rice on Waterdogs LC goalkeeper Charlie Cipriano, the ultimate underdog; A look back at the attitude of the old-school Philadelphia Barrage from Phil Shore; A feature from Ella Brockway on the WPLL's top defense; professional league previews for the WPLL, MLL and PLL; Much, much more.

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UP FRONT

From the CEO: We'll Get Through This Together
By Steve Stenersen

US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen: "You are the lifeblood of our organization, and this is the time we need you most."

From the Editor: What Could Have Been?
By Matt DaSilva

Editor in Chief Matt DaSilva writes that US Lacrosse Magazine is committed to telling the stories of the amazing college athletes who had their seasons cut short.

FROM THE FIELD

Staying Connected

While doing your part and practicing social distancing, you can still learn more about lacrosse to improve your game or coaching style. US Lacrosse offers a host of online training services to make you better.

#LaxAtHome

US Lacrosse is here to help you get ready to get back on the field with your team. #LaxAtHome is intended to provide you with a centralized resource to use to stay on top of your game while at home. We've expanded our own digital offerings and compiled additional educational resources from our partners and friends in the lacrosse community. We've got you covered.

PODCAST

A Light Inside Her Heart
By Matt Hamilton

Michelle Tumolo joined Paul Carcaterra for the "Overtime" podcast and spoke about how lacrosse helped her to find her identity as a gay woman. Tumolo also spoke about her coaching future and when she sees her playing days coming to an end.

ONLY ON USLAXMAGAZINE.COM

  • The Fallout: US Lacrosse Magazine staff has told the stories of athletes across the country about where they might go from here.

  • Social Distance Survival Guide: Our experts compiled the best resources of all media types to get you through social distancing.

  • Mamba Mentality: Nelson Rice caught up with Spencer Hughes, who went viral for scoring a goal and revealing a Kobe Bryant jersey under his uniform.

  • All-American Sisters: On March 7, sisters Livy and Gabby Rosenzweig played against each other in a real game for the first time in their lives. Kenny DeJohn was at the game and spoke with them both.

FUEL

The Unseen War
By Matt DaSilva

The lacrosse world has shifted gears to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Around the World and Back
By Paul Ohanian

Rick Burton is a clinician for the US Lacrosse Sankofa Clinic Series. He launched Route 40 Lacrosse, a program aimed at bringing the game to young people from all backgrounds.

In Memoriam
By Matt DaSilva

We remember the lives of four lacrosse legends: George McGeeney, Jim Darcangelo, Susie Ganzenmuller and Jimmy Burke.

Ground Balls
By Matt DaSilva

  • 25,334: Sticks provided to youth and high school players during US Lacrosse's 2019-20 grant cycle

  • 3.1: Michael Sowers' assist-to-turnover ratio

  • 5: Program records set by American in a 19-9 win over Presbyterian

  • 22: Goals scored by the Loyola women in a 22-12 win over Penn State on Feb. 29

  • 51: Jersey number worn by Duke's Dyson Williams in honor of his late brother, Tucker








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FEATURES

The Ultimate Underdog
By Nelson Rice

Journeyman goalie Charlie Cipriano of Waterdogs LC will reunite with his college coach and suit up for his sixth pro team this summer.

PLL Preview
By Nelson Rice and Kenny DeJohn

Analysis on each of the league's seven lacrosse clubs ahead of the upcoming season.

The Lost Season
By Matt DaSilva

Our cover story compiling reactions from the players and coaches coping with the loss of their seasons.

Their Country is Calling
By Nelson Rice

Service academy seniors don't have the option of coming back for an extra season. Read the full story here.

No Whistles. No Chatter. No Cheering.
By Paul Ohanian

Lacrosse officials were impacted by the cancellation of the season, too. Read the full story here.

Left in Limbo
By Brian Logue

A trio of U19 women still in high school are unsure if they'll be able to play their seniors seasons. Read the full story here.

Enter at Your Own Risk
By Ella Brockway

The WPLL Command have a defense you don't want to mess with.

WPLL Preview
By Ella Brockway

A breakdown of each of the WPLL's four teams.

Attitude Era
By Phil Shore

A nostalgic look back at the Philadelphia Barrage, who are making a comeback in the league's 20th season.

MLL Preview
By Phil Shore

Get to know the league's six teams.




PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Jodi Michna (right) has officiated several NCAA championships in recent years and is hurting from the loss of the season.


USA Insider

Virtual Reality
By Nelson Rice

NDTP tryouts will be virtual this year, and we spoke to a few success stories from last year's virtual applicants.

The Journey Continues
By Matt Hamilton

World Lacrosse postpones U19 championship to 2021, raises age eligibility.

How To: Shoot Sidearms Free Positions with Molly Hendrick
By Kenny DeJohn

How Molly Hendrick became a lethal 8-meter shooter.

How To: Handle the Long Pole with Kyle Hartzell
By Kenny DeJohn

Kyle Hartzell's advice for shorties making the leap.

GIVE & GO

Kasey Choma
Interview by Kenny DeJohn

Notre Dame freshman, U.S. U19 gold medalist is a Belieber in 'Miracle.'