Best of Lax 2022: Help Decide Winners of our Annual Awards


If 2021 was the year lacrosse came back, then 2022 was the year the sport was made whole.

The Ivy League returned with a vengeance in the spring. World championships delayed due to the pandemic made for a thrilling summer. College teams led by loaded fifth-year classes delivered perfect seasons culminating in NCAA titles. Legendary coaches and generational players went out on their terms, giving us a last ride to remember.

Now, we need your help to determine the best of the best.

Twenty-eight pages in our December 2022 magazine were not nearly enough to capture the totality of this year in lacrosse. Join us over the next few weeks and celebrate the Best of Lax in 2022.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, you can vote on Twitter to determine winners in 15 #BestOfLax2022 categories. We’ll reveal a new category and new poll every weekday through Friday, Dec. 23. You’ll have 24 hours each day to gather your friends and vote for your favorite player, team, personality and more. The nominees might even get in on the action, too.

Follow all month long at USALaxMagazine.com and on social media (@USALacrosseMag) as we bid farewell to 2022.

Check out the categories below, along with the date each poll will go live on Twitter. We’ll reveal the nominees on the day of each respective poll.

Thank you, lacrosse world, for making 2022 a ride to remember!







THE CATEGORIES

BEST MOMENT

Monday, Dec. 5. For the singular moment that hit us most in the feels.

BEST COMEBACK

Tuesday, Dec. 6. For the game, person or league that triumphantly stole the spotlight.

BEST GAME

Wednesday, Dec. 7. For the contest that kept us on the edge of our seats.

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Thursday, Dec. 8. For the veteran player who defied the laws of time.

BEST IN ANOTHER SPORT

Friday, Dec. 9. For the laxer redefining what it means to be a multi-sport athlete.

BEST ADVOCATE

Monday, Dec. 12. For those who lead by the example of their character.

BEST MEN’S RECORD-BREAKER

Tuesday, Dec. 13. For the men’s player whose new record is most impressive.

BEST WOMEN’S RECORD-BREAKER

Wednesday, Dec. 14. For the women’s player whose new record is most impressive.

BEST GOAL

Thursday, Dec. 15. For the goal that made us watch over and over again.

BEST BREAKOUT PLAYER

Friday, Dec. 16. For the player who quickly became a household name.

BEST IN GOAL

Monday, Dec. 19. For the goalie who took care of business between the pipes.

BEST HIGHLIGHT

Tuesday, Dec. 20. For the players prone to go viral.

BEST IN CLUTCH

Wednesday, Dec. 21. For the players who embrace the biggest moments.

BEST MEN’S PLAYER

Thursday, Dec. 22. For the larger-than-life men’s star who stood above them all in 2022.

BEST WOMEN’S PLAYER

Friday, Dec. 23. For the larger-than-life women’s star who stood above them all in 2022.

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