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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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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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: Player Profiles, Insider

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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A Mom's Guide to Surviving the Youth Lacrosse Season

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You already have all the lacrosse season essentials, like your child’s helmet and shoulder pads, but are you really ready for game time?

Just like your son or daughter works hard at preseason practices, moms must plan ahead to survive the next few months of feverish activity.

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The Best Lacrosse Podcasts to Stream Right Now

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for another way to learn the latest about America’s oldest sport, lacrosse podcasts could be your ticket. There are many lax-themed programs you can listen to for free.

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Epic Long Island High School Lacrosse Rivalries

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In Long Island high school lacrosse, there are those classic match-ups that stand out on the calendar ever year. Garden City vs. Manhasset. Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s. Ward Melville vs. West Islip. Regardless of the standings, these contests are always one of the season’s biggest highlights.

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New Women's Pro Lacrosse League to Launch in 2018

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League will play its inaugural season next summer. With franchises in New York, New England, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Upstate New York, the new women’s pro lacrosse league pledges to provide an athlete-first approach to all its affairs.

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A Young Laxer’s Guide to Popular Lacrosse Mesh Options

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Today, youth lacrosse players have endless options at their disposal when customizing a stick. From the shooting strings to the lacrosse mesh to the style of taping, every kid now has the chance to be their own stick doctor.

One of the most important choices you will make is the type of the material used in your lacrosse pocket. Players typically choose from the different options for a variety of reasons, including ball control and pocket consistency. Before you string your next stick, learn more about the pros and cons of each mesh type.

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Box Lacrosse vs. Field Lacrosse: A Closer Look

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse is an international sport, but its rules can vary depending on where you go. In the United States, kids of all ages play lacrosse on an outdoor field. However, box lacrosse players in Canada compete on a covered hockey rink. Although lax is essentially the same game all over the world, there are several significant differences worth noting.

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