Major League Lacrosse is the brainchild of Jake Steinfeld, the creator of the Body By Jake line of exercise equipment and videos. In 1998, he became inspired to create a professional outdoor lacrosse league after reading an article about the growing popularity of the sport. Steinfeld reached out to the article contributor, Dave Morrow who is president and CEO of Warrior Lacrosse.
The New York Lizards are a human highlight reel. ‘Zards, like Joe Walters and Rob Pannell, have scored in impossible situations, while Greg “Beast” Gurenlian and Paul Rabil both reached Hall of Fame-like career marks. It seems like the hits won’t stop coming in the 2017 season. You will have to see these lacrosse videos to believe them.
Paul Rabil once said: “character is what you do when no one is watching.” He could have been talking about wall ball, but it’s even more likely the quote has deeper meaning. Throughout its history, lacrosse players and coaches have offered up pearls of wisdom about life, competition and youth development. From Dave Pietramala to Ned Crotty to Jim Brown, these top-shelf lacrosse quotes are worth reading and remembering.
Everybody knows lacrosse is America’s oldest sport, but did you know Native American contests included anywhere from 100 to 100,000 players at any one time? Throughout the game’s storied history, there are loads of interesting lacrosse facts worth learning.
The history of lacrosse stretches back well before the birth of America. Modern day lax is the descendant of a recreational activity invented by the Native Americans. Before Paul Rabil showed us all how to really shoot behind the back, indigenous tribes were playing lacrosse games that lasted for several days.
With the clock ticking down to the opening faceoff of the 2015 MLL playoffs, we spoke with New York Lizards MIdfielder JoJo Marasco, CEO Jeffrey Rudnick and Defensive Coordinator Stephen Duffy to discuss all the angles of the Lizards first-round playoff game.
The Lizards first playoff faceoff against the Boston Cannons starts at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on August 1. You can still buy tickets here.