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Around The Crease

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Around the Crease podcast is presented by LaxRecords.com and covers boys’ high school lacrosse. From the latest news during the season to interviews with college coaches, Around the Crease brings you the information you want. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/laxrecords/support


Player Profiles and the Happy Days Spinoff
Dec 7 • 64 min
Mike and Michael dive deep into the new player profile feature on LaxRecords.com and the duo discuss the relevance of Joanie Loves Chachi to our audience … —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
Recruiting for Transylvania Lacrosse
Nov 30 • 58 min
Transylvania lacrosse Associate Head Coach John Otto joins the podcast this week to talk about what it’s like recruiting at a Division III program. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
John Odierna Answers Your Recruiting Questions
Nov 16 • 52 min
Manhattan Associate Head Coach John Odierna joins Mike Loveday on this week’s podcast to discuss recruiting. We cover some familiar topics like how to choose events and getting noticed, but we also dive into the role highlight videos and social media play…
Resurrecting a Program
Nov 2 • 36 min
St. Dominic’s (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) head coach Tom Rooney discusses his coaching path that brought him to helping resurrect a program. We discuss what it’s like to play lacrosse on Long Island and if it’s really the king of all sports. We also talk about why…
High School versus Club Lacrosse Pt. 2
Oct 19 • 82 min
Detroit Country Day head coach Chris Garland join this week’s podcast to discuss the roles of high school and club in lacrosse recruiting, the possibility of a spring club team happening and more. This is Part 2 of a two-part series where we talk with…
Duke Commit Discusses Lacrosse Recruiting Process
Oct 18 • 33 min
Reed Landin, a Class of 2021 lacrosse player at Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas), joins the show this week to talk about his lacrosse recruiting process. We discuss everything from how he got involved with lacrosse to how he went about contacting…
High School versus Club Lacrosse
Oct 6 • 58 min
Special guests, Andy Kay of MICDS (Missouri) and Kevin Benages of Naperville North (Illinois) join this week’s podcast to discuss the roles of high school and club in lacrosse recruiting, the possibility of a spring club team happening and more. —- This…
Marc Zolchonock Takes Us Inside Lacrosse Recruiting’s Most Asked Questions
Sep 22 • 40 min
Wagner Defensive coordinator Marc Zolchonock joined the podcast this week to take us inside lacrosse recruiting’s most asked questions. We discuss several topics, including the best way for players to choose which recruiting events to attend and what the…
By Any Means Necessary
Sep 8 • 31 min
William Penn (Iowa) mens lacrosse coach Luke Christiansen joins Mike Loveday to discuss recruiting on this week’s episode of Around the Crease. We cover the following questions and a few more: 1. How do you get noticed by college coaches? 3. Does getting…
Prospect Days Do’s and Don’ts
Aug 24 • 74 min
Mike and Michael discuss some things to consider when looking at college prospect days. Also this week, they revisit their ideas surrounding the Premier Lacrosse League. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Delaware Coach Answers Recruiting Questions
Aug 17 • 57 min
University of Delaware Assistant Coach Trey Wilkes joins the podcast this week to discuss recruiting. We discuss the following topics; 1. How do you get noticed by college coaches? 2. Does getting noticed differ for players on the East Coast versus the…
Paul Rabil a Warrior No More
Aug 4 • 77 min
On this week’s podcast, Mike and Michael discuss the kerfuffle between Paul Rabil and Warrior, selecting the All-LaxRecords teams and the summer lacrosse recruiting season. Links to some of the items we discuss: Lacrosse MVP Loses Lucrative Sponsorship…
The Coaching Carousel Continues
Jul 7 • 44 min
Coaching changes around the high school lacrosse world are changing the landscape of the sport in various states. This week Mike Loveday digs into it. Chris Goldberg from PhillyLacrosse.com guests on today’s show to talk about how the Top 2 coaches in the…
Recruiting Q&A With Division I College Coaches
Jun 29 • 62 min
Coaches from St. John’s, Detroit-Mercy, Princeton and Manhattan gave a Q&A at the iD Lacrosse Showcase for players and parents. LaxRecords had exclusive access to record the session. The coaches covered everything from how to get noticed to what the…
PLL Fights, Inside the Box and Lacrosse Showcase Recaps
Jun 22 • 98 min
Mike and Michael are back and this week they talk about the PLL fights in addition to other Premier Lacrosse League topics after they discuss the lacrosse showcase events they attended over the last two weeks. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Lacrosse Championships Feature Familiar Foes (This Week in Lacrosse)
Jun 15 • 28 min
Several high school lacrosse teams added to their trophy cases last week, including Brother Rice from Michigan, Pinkerton from New Hampshire, La Salle College in Pennsylvania and more. In this week’s episode of This Week in Lacrosse, Mike takes a look at…
TWIL: State Associations Decisions Take Center Stage
Jun 9 • 14 min
This Week in Lacrosse is subbing in for the usual Around the Crease podcast this week and Mike talks about two state association’s decisions from the final weeks of the season. In Pennsylvania, the PIAA decided to cancel a one-goal game between Palmyra…
Recapping the 2019 High School Lacrosse Season (And Predictions)
Jun 1 • 67 min
Michael Ward and Mike Loveday recap their thoughts of the 2019 high school lacrosse season. They discuss what it was like for Ward to be a reporter for the first time ever, pick their favorite moments and make some predictions for the championship games…
Is Calvert Hall The Greatest of All Time? (and more high school lacrosse news)
May 30 • 16 min
Is Calvert Hall the greatest MIAA A Conference team of all-time? This Week in Lacrosse dives into the discussion along with the biggest upset in New Jersey, New Canaan (Conn.) winning its first title in six years along with news out of Pennsylvania and…
Playoffs (Who Gets It Right, Wrong and What Can Fix Them)
May 25 • 48 min
This week’s special guest is Sheldon Shealer from TopDrawerSoccer.com … yes, you read that right. Mike and Michael have a soccer guy on to talk about lacrosse playoffs. Why? Shealer is a long-time friend of Mike Loveday and in addition to covering high…
Pennsylvania Championship History (And Why It Matters)
May 18 • 32 min
This episode was recorded in November 2018 with Chris Goldberg of PhillyLacrosse.com to discuss the evolution of the Pennsylvania lacrosse playoff format. With all the discussion about playoff formats, especially in states that are growing, it’s a good…
Transitioning From High School to Summer (Recruiting Help)
May 11 • 69 min
Chris Garland from Detroit Country Day (Mich.) and Juiced Cherries rejoins the podcast this week to talk about creating a plan to maximize your summer and recruiting. He lays out tips for every graduation year. We also discuss the controversy surrounding…
This Week in Lacrosse: Geico Lacrosse Game Recaps (And Big News!)
May 8 • 16 min
New to the Around the Crease channel is This Week in Lacrosse - a weekly news recap show on YouTube, released on Monday’s. We’re releasing an audio version for those that rather catch up on the latest happenings from around the country in audio form. This…
Florida Lacrosse Predications & Lacrosse Pontifications
May 4 • 91 min
With the playoffs abound, this week’s two-segment podcast features some Florida lacrosse predications and general lacrosse pontifications. Lee Roggenburg from FloridaLacrosseNews.com joins for the first half. Mike and Michael discuss their trips to Long…
Parents Gone Wild
Apr 27 • 58 min
This week Michael Ward discusses the parental behavior he’s seen so far this season. Also, Mike and Michael discuss their trips to Long Island. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Yelling At Referees
Apr 20 • 52 min
This week’s episode is different. Instead of Michael Ward, Mike Loveday has Matt Noonan on as a guest to talk a little about New England lacrosse, but also what it’s like to be a referee. Let’s be honest, at some point in our lives, whether in person or…
Colorado Mesa Lacrosse and R.I.P. LaxPower
Apr 13 • 51 min
On Episode 61 of the Around the Crease podcast, Mike Loveday and Michael Ward discuss the 52-0 Colorado Mesa lacrosse win and when enough is enough. Also, with most of the season under their belts, the duo discusses how the loss of LaxPower has impacted…
A Match to be Made, Not a Prize to be Won
Apr 6 • 38 min
Detroit Country Day (Mich.) head coach Chris Garland joins the podcast this week to talk about what parents and players should, and should not be doing, with recruiting. We also discuss some of the top teams in Michigan. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Will the NCAA Change the Lacrosse Recruiting Rule?
Mar 30 • 86 min
On episode 59 of the Around the Crease podcast, Mike and Michael discuss whether the NCAA will change the lacrosse recruiting rule regarding the contact timeline and if the change would benefit the lacrosse recruiting process. Also this week, the duo go…
Greg Gurenlian Talks Face-offs and High School Lacrosse Recap
Mar 23 • 100 min
Greg Gurenlian guests on this week’s show to talk about the evolution of the face-off, the new Weapon X head by East Coast Dyes and who some of the up-and-comers are in high school. In the second half of the episode, Mike and Michael recap where Michael…
Lacrosse Rankings with Ty Xanders
Mar 16 • 62 min
Ty Xanders from Inside Lacrosse joins Mike and Michael on the podcast this week. Xanders discusses the process he takes in compiling lacrosse rankings, east coast bias and what it takes to be a ranked team. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Going to California and What to Do With Culver Academy
Mar 9 • 88 min
Jim Loftus from MaxLaxOC.com comes onto the show to talk California lacrosse and Mike and Michael discuss private versus public school, including what to do with Culver Academy’s prep program. Links: MaxLaxOC.com: https://www.maxlaxoc.com Donate to…
It’s Good To Be King
Mar 2 • 59 min
Latest episode This week’s podcast features Durham Academy (N.C.) head coach Jon Lantzy to talk about the Brine King of Spring and how the teams compete off the field to raise money for charity. Mike and Michael talk about sportsmanship and if the issue…
How To Just Win
Feb 23 • 69 min
Coaches from Derryfield (N.H.), Middle Creek (N.C.) and Summit (N.J.) talk about leading their teams on extensive winning streaks and what it takes to keep high school athletes focused and motivated. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Ep. 53: Going Live With Headstrong
Feb 16 • 48 min
On Sunday, Feb. 10, LaxRecords went live with Jeff Baxter from HEADstrong and former Florida State lacrosse player Dawson Allen. We discussed HEADstrong’s #GoLime campaign and how players can get started pledging their 2019 high school lacrosse season…
Ep. 52: North Carolina Preview & College Lax Talk
Feb 9 • 54 min
This week, Damian Hall of TriangleLax.com comes on to talk about the 2019 North Carolina high school season. Mike and Michael talk about watching college lacrosse games and what makes it challenging. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Do They Know Who You Are?
Feb 2 • 45 min
This week Mike and Michael have three head coaches who are new to their respective programs this season: Zach Burke from Westlake (Texas), Pat Kennedy from Culver Academy (Ind.) and Jay Sothoron from Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas). The coaches talk…
Giving It That Little Bit Extra
Jan 26 • 83 min
In episode 50, Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) head coach Sean McGinnis talks about what their upcoming game against St. Xavier getting moved to the University of Cincinnati means to Ohio lacrosse. Also, TXLaxNews.com Director Ryan Cassidy joins us to talk…
The Beasts in the Southeast
Jan 18 • 81 min
Mike & Michael talk with FloridaLacrosseNews.com’s Lee Roggenburg about Florida lacrosse and Blythewood (S.C.) head coach Jason Cuzzupe about the state of South Carolina lax. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Was It A One-Off or Change in Power?
Jan 11 • 45 min
This week, Mike and Michael welcome Tanner Demling from Lacrossebucket.com to talk about the upcoming 2019 lacrosse season in Kentucky, Tennessee and the Midwest. They cover some of the teams and players that will make the season special. —- This episode…
Recruiting Options for Lacrosse Players
Jan 5 • 143 min
Mike & Mike talk with Louisville men’s lacrosse coach Ryan McCauley about the program and then they talk about recruiting options for student athletes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
2018 Year in Review
Dec 28, 2018 • 45 min
Today, Mike & Mike take a look back at the 2018 season and discuss their favorite games, favorite players or highlights, offseason moments and pick a few overall favorites. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Forward Thinking: 2019 LaxRecords.com Preview
Dec 22, 2018 • 66 min
Today, Mike & Mike talk about expectations for the upcoming season and what they are most looking forward to seeing. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Lacrosse in the Olympics?
Dec 15, 2018 • 53 min
Today, Mike Loveday and Michael Ward discuss lacrosse getting preliminary approval to join the Olympics, what they think of changing the game to get it approved and they also share their favorite Olympic memories. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
The Future of Lacrosse
Dec 9, 2018 • 61 min
In today’s show Mike Loveday and Michael Ward discuss professional lacrosse and what they think it will take for the Paul Rabil led Premier Lacrosse League to succeed. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
New Opportunities For D-III Experiences
Oct 11, 2018 • 21 min
Today I talk with Kyle Donovan, an assistant coach at Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) and one of the founders of the Florida D3 Showcase. At the showcase,​ players will receive coaching from Division III coaches who will run each of the position stations, team…
Make It Easier to Get Noticed With ProspectCNNCT
Sep 11, 2018 • 19 min
LaxRecords.com teams up with ProspectCNNCT and Arizona mens lacrosse coach Matt Blamey to provide athletes with more options to get noticed by college coaches. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Event Season
Jul 14, 2018 • 38 min
Mike and Tom are back together this week discussing their favorite things from the Under Armour All-America weekend, recapping the Apex Lacrosse event in New Jersey and taking a look ahead at where Tom will be in July. Tom talks with Apex Lacrosse…
I Love The Pace of the Game
Jul 7, 2018 • 13 min
This week Mike goes solo as Tom Peace takes a deserved vacation with the family. Mike recaps what’s coming up on LaxRecords.com and sits down with US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year Jeffrey Conner to talk lacrosse. —- This episode is sponsored by…
Episode 3: We Have Opinions
Jun 23, 2018 • 55 min
There is no side-stepping in today’s episode as Tom and Mike discuss the TD Ierlan transfer and the reaction he received. Also on deck for today is the topic of parents’ behavior at events. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Quitters?
Jun 16, 2018 • 48 min
This week Mike and Tom discuss a hot-button issue after West Genesee’s Mike Messere said his players quit “a long time ago”. Also in this week’s episode, Tom talks about attending the Baltimore Summer Kickoff and the Mason Dixon Showcase. —- This episode…
Early Recruiting Real Talk
Jun 9, 2018 • 38 min
In Season 2, Episode 1 of the Around the Crease podcast, Tom Peace of the Peace Report Lax Blog joins Mike Loveday as co-host. The duo discusses storylines from the end of the 2018 season and what impact the end of early recruiting has on players and…
Stylax Stat Leaders: March 24, 2018
Mar 24, 2018 • 4 min
Friday, March 23 was a big night across the nation in boys’ lacrosse, especially on the East Coast. Owen Caputo hit 400 career points in North Carolina. Jef Hewlings reached 300 career wins in Pennsylvania and Eric Malever set the season mark for most…
Stylax Stat Leaders Daily Update: March 22, 2018
Mar 22, 2018 • 3 min
Of the four player updates in today’s Stylax Stat Leaders, three still have at least one left in their high school careers. Players from Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.), Western (Fla.), and Rancho Cotate (Calif.) are featured in today’s update. —- This episode is…
Stylax Stat Leaders: March 19, 2018
Mar 19, 2018 • 4 min
Another coaching milestone highlights today’s Stylax Stat Leaders as longtime McCallie School head coach Troy Kemp notches a career milestone. Also today, players from Summit Country Day (Ohio), Male (Ky.), Boone (Fla.) earn updates. —- This episode is…
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 19, 2018 • 2 min
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Best Known Performers: March 9, 2018
Mar 9, 2018 • 4 min
Two faceoff men earn spots among the season leaders after winning more than 70 percent of their opportunities on Thursday. Also today, another four-overtime​ game and a Missouri senior starts his season off strong. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Challenged By Casey Powell
Mar 7, 2018 • 13 min
Mikey Berkman became the 76th player in boys’ lacrosse history to reach 400 career points, but before he entered his freshman year the legendary Casey Powell issued a challenge - break his record. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
Dethroning the King
Mar 5, 2018 • 9 min
Nicky Solomon, the brother of Syracuse sophomore, Nathan ‘King’ Solomon, talks about reaching 500 career points, what it means for Georgia and if his teammates think​ he’s better than Nate. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Player of the Week for March 5, 2018: Topher Bligh from St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)
Mar 4, 2018 • 10 min
Bligh totaled 13 points on seven goals and six assists in two victories last week. The Brown commit scored eight points on five goals and three assists as St. Ignatius Prep defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (Calif.) 16–1 in their season opener on Feb. 26.…
Best Known Performers: March 3, 2018
Mar 3, 2018 • 4 min
Centennial (Ga.) senior Nicky Solomon passed Mikey Powell to become just the 18th player in boys’ high school lacrosse history to reach 500 career points. Also in today’s update, a team from Nevada and players from California, Florida, Georgia, North…
Best Known Performers: March 2, 2018
Mar 2, 2018 • 4 min
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Best Known Performers for March 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018 • 4 min
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Best Known Performers: Feb 27, 2018
Feb 27, 2018 • 4 min
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Why Is Your Mom Crammed In the Backseat?
Feb 23, 2018 • 27 min
Program note: This episode originally appeared using another platform and was Episode 32. Today, I talk with High Point head lacrosse coach Jon Torpey. We go over quite a bit in today’s podcast. Among today’s topics are: How do I get on a coach’s radar?…
Preparing for College and Social Media Usage
Oct 1, 2017 • 25 min
Tufts lacrosse head coach Casey D’Annolfo discusses how high school players can prepare for college early by taking their SAT/ACT tests as early as possible in today’s podcast. We also touch on social media usage, specifically how much coaches check out…
How to Get a College Lacrosse Coach to Notice
Aug 13, 2017 • 27 min
Today, I talk with High Point head lacrosse coach Jon Torpey. We go over quite a bit in today’s podcast. Among today’s topics are: How do I get on a coach’s radar? How, when, best way to contact a college coach? How do the new NCAA rules impact me? What…
2017 Player of the Year
Jul 17, 2017 • 40 min
Justin Shockey considered giving up lacrosse at one point. But with the support of teammates and mentors, he stayed with it to become the premier face-off man in the nation and earns LaxRecords.com’s first-ever Player of the Year. The future Navy face-off…
Cory Lund, California’s All-Time Assist Leader
Jun 18, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s podcast focuses on El Segundo (Calif.) athlete, Cory Lund who finished his high school lacrosse career as California’s all-time assist leader. The Williams College signee finished with 192 career assists and 370 total points. Lund averaged 7.87…
Cardinals Claim Crown
Jun 4, 2017 • 44 min
Calvert Hall (Baltimore) took home the MIAA A Conference championship in a 12-6 win over McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) on May 25. Head Coach Bryan Kelly spoke with me about that championship game, the season and how it came together during the year, what…
Who’s Got The Trophy?
May 21, 2017 • 49 min
Today’s podcast is all about rankings. Specifically, ranking philosophy and its application during the high school season. My guest today is Sheldon Shealer, national editor at TopDrawerSoccer.com. Yes, I talk with a soccer guy about lacrosse rankings.…
The Best Rivalry In High School Lacrosse?
May 14, 2017 • 42 min
What is the best rivalry in high school lacrosse? On today’s podcast I talk with St. Paul’s (Brooklandville, Md.) head coach Rick Brocato and Director of Alumni Relations at Boys’ Latin (Baltimore) Mac Kennedy about their programs rivalry. St. Paul’s and…
Massachusetts High School Lacrosse
May 11, 2017 • 27 min
This week’s podcast focuses on Massachusetts high school lacrosse with Matt Noonan of NoontimeSports.com. Matt is a good friend, going back to my days at ESPN and he’s been on the Massachusetts high school scene for a number of years. This week, we talk a…
Florida’s 2017 Boys’ Lacrosse Season Recap
May 7, 2017 • 37 min
This week I talk with Lee Roggenburg from FloridaLacrosseNews.com about the 2017 FHSAA championship, surprises from the season in addition to some players and teams that impressed him. Also this week, St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) senior Kevin…
400 Point Club
Apr 23, 2017 • 45 min
Today’s show revolves mainly around the 400-point club. I have four guests on today’s show: Nicky Solomon from Centennial who is the latest player to reach 400 career points; Bryan Wallace, Solomon’s head coach; Kirk Ventiquattro from Carthage (N.Y.) who…
1,000 Career Saves, Building A Program and Haverford School
Apr 16, 2017 • 44 min
This week’s podcast has two guests, Nyack (N.Y.) senior goalie and Albany commit Will Ramos and Immokalee (Fla.) head coach Scott Rickard. In addition to my guests this week, I talk a little about the latest Consensus Rankings with Haverford School’s move…
Rankings, Records and All-Time Leaders
Apr 9, 2017 • 19 min
In this week’s podcast, I talk a little more about national rankings and what surprised me this week. Also, I talk with last week’s Player of the Week, Bullis’ Alex Trippi and highlight a few players who reached notable milestones over the weekend Links:…
Will It Ever Be Done Again?
Mar 30, 2017 • 43 min
This week’s podcast features a bit of follow up on last week’s roundup where I talked about whether Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.) and St. Ignatius Prep (San Francisco) would make it into the nation rankings. I also talk about some of the team’s that…
West Genesee Head Coach Mike Messere Talks Wins and History
Mar 26, 2017 • 37 min
Today I’m talking to West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.) head coach Mike Messere. This was special for me because Messere has the most wins of any high school lacrosse coach, boys or girls, in history. He starts this year with 811 career wins and is the only…
High School Lacrosse Roundup, March 23, 2017
Mar 23, 2017 • 41 min
This special edition of the LaxRecords.com Podcast is a bit of a high school lacrosse roundup. That’s right, this week we’re talking real results. I highlight some of the teams, players and storylines from the 2017 season so far. Some topics covered in…
Eight Is Great With Gonzaga Head Coach Casey O’Neil
Mar 19, 2017 • 45 min
Today I’m talking to Gonzaga head coach Casey O’Neil who looks to lead the Purple Eagles to their 8th straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship this season. Since he took over the program in 2008, O’Neil has won 15 games and compiled a…
Podcast: Can McDonogh (Md.) Repeat in the MIAA A Conference?
Mar 12, 2017 • 41 min
Today we’re digging deep into the Maryland lacrosse scene with Derek Toney of Varsity Sports Network. For the sake of time, we focused in on the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association, better known as the MIAA. The A conference gets a lot of…
Brine King of Spring Lacrosse Classic Preview
Mar 5, 2017 • 21 min
Today we’re doing a preview of the Bring King of Spring Face Off Classic held in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill North Carolina and starts Thursday, March 9. For me, and even though the season is already well underway in Florida and some other states, the…
Philly Lacrosse
Feb 26, 2017 • 38 min
digging deep into the Philadelphia lacrosse scene with Chris Goldberg of PhillyLacrosse.com and TopLaxRecruits.com. Chris has been a staple on the Philly lacrosse scene for more than two decades now and I’m thrilled to have him on today as we talk about…
Rivalry, Sportsmanship and Advice from Rob Bordley
Feb 19, 2017 • 45 min
Today I’m talking to Rob Bordley the head coach at Landon School in Bethesda, Md.. Bordley is 5th all-time with 622 career wins and I’ll be honest, if you’re not excited about lacrosse after listening to this podcast, it might be time to look for a…
This Team Is Bigger Than One Person
Feb 12, 2017 • 31 min
Today I’m talking to Tim Dodds the new head coach at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexendria, Va.) Dodds has been an assistant coach for St. Stephen’s since 2011 and was chosen after a nationwide search to be the next head coach of the Saints. Today’s…
Will Ponte Vedra Win It All?
Feb 5, 2017 • 38 min
Today I’m talking to Lee Roggenburg, senior writer for FloridaLacrosseNews.com. Today we’re doing our 2017 Florida Boys’ Lacrosse Season Preview. Included in today’s discussion are the players and teams that will make for another memorable season. Lee…
California Players and Teams to Watch for 2017
Jan 29, 2017 • 36 min
In this week’s podcast, Jim Loftus from MaxLax Inc. and I are doing a rundown of teams and players to watch in our 2017 California Boys’ Lacrosse Preview. Loftus is an editor at MaxLax Inc., which encompasses MaxLaxOC.com, MaxLaxLa.com, MaxLaxSD.com and…
Make Sure You Have a Great Stick
Jan 8, 2017 • 20 min
Today I’m talking to the newest member of the 400-point club, Henry Hunt of Old Lyme high school in Connecticut. Hunt finished his senior year by breaking the Connecticut state record for most career points, putting up 489. He passed former New Fairfield…
The Longest Game In Boys’ High School Lacrosse History
Dec 18, 2016 • 25 min
Today we’re talking about the longest game in boys’ high school lacrosse history. On April 4, 1985, St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, Va.) met Western Albemarle (Crozet, Va.) in the Dogwood Tournament. These teams played a 14 overtime game, which…
Hotbed lacrosse with Paul VI Head Coach Bob Waters
Dec 11, 2016 • 57 min
Today we’re talking with Paul VI head coach Bob Waters. Coach Waters took over the Paul VI program in 2012 and his first season on the sideline was 2013 when he lead his team to a 20-win season. In four seasons, he’s led them to a 61-27 record while…
The Need for Speed
Nov 13, 2016 • 23 min
As part of this week’s show, I try to find out if the old adage of ‘speed can’t be taught’ is true. I talk with Colin Quay, owner and President of Elite Athlete Training Services in Rockville, Maryland. Colin is a good friend of mine and I’ve known him…
What Does A Scholarship Cost
Nov 6, 2016 • 31 min
NCAA Division I men’s Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 45 players but only a maximum of 12.6 scholarships to award per team. This means the average award covers less than 30% of a typical athlete’s annual college costs. Lacrosse is an…
What is the Role of Club Lacrosse in Recruiting?
Oct 30, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s podcast is a rebroadcast of a Google Hangout I did with Casey O’Neil (Gonzaga), Tom Peace (TopLaxRecruits.com), Lee Southern (NJ Riot) and Jono Zissi (Torrey Pines) in 2013. Over the course of the podcast, we discuss how club lacrosse has helped…
Can You Dodge in a Phone Booth
Oct 23, 2016 • 26 min
Current Medfield (Massachusetts) high school lacrosse head coach John Isaf spoke with LaxRecords.com in Episode 4 of the podcast. We covered several topics, including what he looks for in players when they’re trying out for the Medfield high school…
Are You Coachable?
Oct 16, 2016 • 27 min
St. Paul’s (Brooklandville, Md.) head coach Rick Brocato talks about real-word tips to help players improve and make their lacrosse team. Whether you’re a beginner who’s looking to make the junior varsity or an experience player looking to make the jump…
Will You Work to Get to the Next Level?
Oct 9, 2016 • 25 min
Current Santa Fe Christian (Calif.) head coach Tom DeMaio. DeMaio grew up in New England and has been coaching lacrosse for over 25 years. A former Head Coach at Northeastern University in Boston, Coach DeMaio is regarded as one of the top teachers in the…
Hello, my name is …
Sep 27, 2016 • 14 min
The very first LaxRecords.com podcast, hosted by founder Mike Loveday. This episode goes over what you can expect out of this podcast series. LaxRecords.com focuses on boys’ high school lacrosse, specifically stats, history and education. —- This episode…