April 19, 2012
As a sport dietitian, I find it very interesting to be on the sideline listening to what parents and players have to say about feeding and hydrating lacrosse players. Where do they get this information? Do they really believe that three Red Bulls before a game will improve performance? Here are the three common sports nutrition myths heard on the sidelines: MYTH: Players do not need to eat carbohydrates because lacrosse is a sprinting sport, not an endurance event. FACT: The game of lacrosse involves lots of sprinting and jogging, and very little walking.
March 6, 2012
Letter writer Kyle Lagratta's response ("Lacrosse a victim of stereotyping," Feb. 29) to Susan Reimer 's column regarding the "unfounded argument" against the sport of lacrosse prompts me to respond. Our youngest son played organized lacrosse for several years before entering college. He was extremely fortunate to benefit from the guidance by an outstanding coach at a Division III school in the Northeast. We witnessed our son mature into a well-rounded adult by the time of his graduation due to the influence of a coach who emphasized leadership and teamwork.
May 9, 2012
A glance at the schedule for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association lacrosse tournaments, which was released this afternoon. Friday, May 11 A Quarterfinals #1 Calvert Hall & #2 Loyola - Byes #6 Severn @ #3 Gilman #5 McDonogh @ #4 Boys' Latin C Quarterfinals Red #1 Gerstell & Black #1 Pallotti - Byes Red #3 Chapelgate CA @ Black #2 Baltimore Lutheran Black #3 tba @ Red #2...
June 24, 2011
Jen Chumley-Pfeiffer, a 2003 graduate of Bel Air High School and iLAX GK Coach and US U-19 National Team GK Coach, makes a save on a shot from NCAA Pre-season player of the year candidate, Ally Carey, a 2008 John Carroll graduate and Vanderbilt University senior, during a women's summer lax league game at Cedar Lane. The league features high school varsity, collegiate and post-collegiate players, playing in a pick-up style league every Wednesday night at Cedar Lane on the turf and under the lights.
May 28, 2012
Inside a converted warehouse in Pigtown, off limits to most company emplyees, designers and engineers dream up and test equipment for one of the nation's fastest growing sports. They follow in the foot steps of company founder Richard B.C. Tucker, a 1951 Johns Hopkins University graduate and lacrosse player, who revolutionized the lacrosse stick 42 years ago and forever changed the sport. Today, Baltimore-based STX LLC claims the biggest share of the U.S. lacrosse equipment market, even though it never has made products such as helmets and footwear.
January 1, 2011
When I began covering college women's lacrosse, Maryland owned the sport. The Terrapins were in the process of winning seven straight NCAA championships and I watched them win the last five, including a thrilling 14-13 overtime win against Georgetown in 2001. After that, the Terps fell off the pace. The sport grew and the talent pool spread all around the country. A new power rose at Northwestern and soon threatened to surpass the Terps' title streak. But in May, the Terps made sure that wouldn't happen.