Part 3, the third and final installment of AT&T’s U-Verse feature on the Iroquois National lacrosse team, has been released. It is a great finale documenting the Iroquois’ 3rd place run in this summer’s world games, and definitely worth a watch. We already wrote about the first two, and all three together are probably some of the best and most professional documentaries of lacrosse I’ve ever seen. The mainstream pickup is always great for growing the game, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
It’s no secret that the Thompson family lit it up this year. With sponsors clamoring over Miles and Ty, and Lyle with another year at Albany, they’re fame is not yet over. Many highlights have been released this past year, but none are like ours. After peeling through every Thompson play on the internet, we’ve come up with 4:40 of their jaw-dropping connections throughout the past few years. All there is to do now is look forward to their performance in 2015.
After seeing Part 1 of the series, I doubted the rest could get much better. I was wrong. If you can, take 25 minutes out of your day to check out Part 2, as U-Verse goes in-depth with the team in the first days of this summer’s world games. Really a great watch, and helps you realize the importance of lacrosse to the Iroquois. Stay tuned for Episode 3, which should be coming out soon.
We’ve been posting a lot about this family lately- but lets face it, they’re the biggest thing in lacrosse at the moment. The Tewaaraton winner’s stick is nothing too flashy, a Noz X on a Brine shaft. However, you can only assume that the next year will be filled with “Thompson Replica” pockets and tutorials on how to get the same tape job.
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.
Recently ran on ESPN’s famous SportsCenter was a special focused on lacrosse; specifically, the “Thompson Trio” as Lyle, Myles, and Ty have come to be known. The feature ran for around 7 minutes several times, and is one of the first times lacrosse has had a special on SC. “Spirit of the Game” focuses on the life of a Native American student-athlete coming off a reservation. The Thompsons struggle to keep in touch with their heritage while playing the sport “The Creator” made, and it is truly a special video. Take the time to watch it, and if you didn’t already, you will begin to love the Thompson Trio.