We dropped our first video in a few months to preview what we’ll be bringing in 2016. As lacrosse is fairly quiet until winter we’ll be working on a few off-season projects, as well as building up to the 2016 College Lacrosse Promo that will release in January. This video is a short trailer of our past original work, combining some of our best shots from the past year.
New year, new outrage over a rule that was not needed to be made. Last year was the ‘motorcycle’ grip controversy, which eventually was overturned after a huge outburst by the FOGO community. This year, the committee has decided that it will be illegal for FOGO’s to play with the ball in the back of their stick after the draw. This decision has already been under heavy criticism by players all over, even Throne of String posted a photo in protest of the new rule. We will see if the decision gets overturned in the coming months, as it is still up for approval by a second committee, but the initial decision is not a popular one. Unlike the motorcycle grip, there is no safety hazard to allowing this style of play, and the NCAA should be reconsidering in the coming weeks.
The Tewaaraton winner has been announced- or should I say winners. For the first time ever, it was awarded to the two Thompson brothers. Both Myles and Lyle had outstanding seasons, and the award was equally deserved by each. Myles had said before it would be cool if the two split the award, but it was never thought of as a real option for both to go home winners. Myles finished his senior season with 82 goals, tying the all-time record and leading the NCAA Division 1. Lyle ended up with 77 assists and a total of 128 points, also leading the league in the respective categories. He will be returning for his final year of college lacrosse in 2015, so there will be more excitement to come even though two-thirds of the trio are graduating.
Duke has taken home the title of NCAA D1 champions for the second year in a row. Led by a powerful offense featuring top Tewaaraton contender Jordan Wolf, Duke put down Notre Dame with a final score 10-8. One of the main advantages of Duke’s game came from sophomore Myles Jones, a midfielder with both size and skill. Jones had a great day on both sides of the ball, finishing with two g’s and an assist in the final game of the season. By keeping key Notre Dame player Matt Kavanagh relatively quiet, Duke was able to stifle the Fighting Irish offense and start the game off to a 7-2 lead before allowing ND to start chipping away. A great win for the Blue Devils, and a remarkable achievement for the program to achieve its third title in five years.
With the NCAA season coming to a close, we bring you our season highlight reel “Enjoy the Ride.” Featuring the highest quality clips of the best goals we could find, we can guarantee it’ll be the best you’ll watch all day. Check it out and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. Did we leave anything out? Be sure to tell us! Thanks for watching, there will be more videos coming soon.