New York Lizards Blog

Pannell, Manny among Finalists for 2018 Major League Lacrosse Awards

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards playoff berth wasn’t the only big news this week. After breaking his own single-season scoring record, Rob Pannell is in the running for two 2018 Major League Lacrosse awards. Will Manny is also a finalist for sportsmanship of the year at the Second Annual MLL Honors ceremony to be held on championship weekend.

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Topics: Insider, Player Profiles

The Lizards Lacrosse Game every Fan must Catch

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards last home game of 2018 is the can’t-miss Long Island lacrosse event of the season. It has a little something for everyone. Before the first face-off, kids can learn the game directly from Lizards lacrosse all-stars. Then, at 7 p.m. on August 4, the ‘Zards will take on the Chesapeake Bayhawks as they battle for a playoff berth.

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Topics: Games

Lacrosse Flow: The Top Hair Styles in the Game

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In lacrosse, it’s important to look good both on and off the field. However, some players’ hairstyles take that ethos to the extreme. While it may look strange to outsiders, lacrosse flow is as much a part of the game as ground balls.

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Topics: Insider

5 New ‘Zards Picked in the 2018 MLL Draft of College Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards scored big in the 2018 MLL Draft. With five solid picks, the ‘Zards added college players from lacrosse powerhouses, like Johns Hopkins, Albany, Yale and Maryland.

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Topics: Insider, Player Profiles

Long Islander Joe LoCascio adds Spark to Lizards Midfield

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Joe LoCascio is one of the New York Lizards brightest emerging stars. In less than two years with the team, the 25-year-old Long Island native is already one of the squad’s top midfielders.

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Topics: Player Profiles

A New Coach’s Guide to Formations in a Lacrosse Playbook

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you are new to coaching the game, you probably have more than a few questions about how to set up an effective lacrosse offense. Like basketball, there are several recommended formations that are used in different game situations. From the 1-4-1 to the 3-3, these are five common offensive sets your lacrosse playbook must have.

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Topics: Coaching

Team USA Lacrosse to Vie for World Championship in Israel

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Team USA Lacrosse is ready to take on the world in Israel this summer. In mid-July, the best American lacrosse players will compete against 47 other nations for a shot to call themselves the best of the best. With support from New York Lizards stars, like Paul Rabil, Team USA is embarking on a quest for gold!

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Topics: Insider, Games

Mid-Season Lizards Lacrosse News you Might have Missed

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Seven games into the season, the Lizards are within striking distance of the league-leading Dallas Rattlers. With a record of 3-4, the ‘Zards are counting on a strong second half to make up ground in the Major League Lacrosse standings. As the game’s best begin to battle for playoff spots, catch up on New York lacrosse news.

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Topics: Games

A Lax Player's Guide to Winning Summer Vacation

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Summer vacation is the perfect time to retool your lacrosse game. Lax players who work hard through the dog days of August are the ones who gain a leg up on the competition. If you want to earn more playing time next season, consider this list of dos and don’ts your essential summer reading.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development, Off Season

Man-Up: How to Capitalize on Lacrosse Penalties

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Like in hockey, penalty play is a critical part of the game of lacrosse. The brief man-advantage offers some of the game’s best scoring opportunities. More often than not, the team that capitalizes most on lacrosse penalties emerges victorious.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development