East Coast Lax Ain’t Shit

Posted on March 3, 2011 by


It’s March Madness time and not only does that imply a small college basketball tournament, but it also marks the start of lacrosse season. Until the last few years, this season meant nothing to West Coast fans, but times have changed and west coast players are starting to thrive in major college lacrosse.

They are on Sportscenter’s top plays:

In fact, Nike is even starting to sponsor them.

Therefore, 756ports will continue to follow the young west coast guns as they out-bro, and out-flo every east coast laxer in D-1 and D-3 college lacrosse.

Players to Watch:

1. Roy Lang, Cornell Jr., Midfield- It is uncanny how this skinny, goofy kid gets it done, but his accomplishments so far have been remarkable. Freshman year playing d-mid, he scored the potential game-winning goal in the National Championship game against Syracuse. Then, in his sophomore year, he started, made ESPN’s Top Plays and led Cornell to the Final Four. Look for him to continue his success in his third year.

2. Parker Brown, Brown Jr., Attack- After having trouble getting onto the field his freshman, Parker came alive in his sophomore, scoring 19 goals and dropping 12 dimes to run his points total to 31. UHS’s all-everything seeks to become’s Brown’s all-everything in his third year.

3. Brendan Newland, Trinity College Sr, Midfield- This kid from Piedmont has been named captain of the 2011 Trinity Men’s squad and looks to do big things in his final year. A great defender who can score goals in transition, will resurrect a Trinity Program under new coach, Michael Higgins and seek to knock off perennial power Middlebury and defending D-3 national champions Tufts, while hosing a few beers in the meantime.

This Week’s Spotlight: Rob Emery, Virgina freshman midfield, does battle against Syracuse Friday night vs. Syracuse on ESPNU (3pm west coast time).