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 has covered high school sports for almost 30 years. He worked as the interim Director with the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) for one year and provides insight into playoff systems around the country.
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 episode to listen to how an established state had its own share of growing pains and how it’s continuing to modify its format.
This week Mike Loveday recaps the GEICO Lacrosse Showcase games, takes a look at big news from around the country and dives into some of the best plays from the last two weeks in high school lacrosse.
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 Island and attempt to answer the question of how East Coast lacrosse got so good and what it would take for other areas to mimic it.
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.
Let’s be honest, at some point in our lives, whether in person or in our living room, we’ve yelled at or about a referee. This week, I have a newly-minted lacrosse referee Matt Noonan to talk about why he got into it and what his experience has been like so far.
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 the lacrosse community.
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 around the country to look at big games, players and results.
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 has been for the last week and they talk about results and players from the last week in high school lacrosse.
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.