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The Dream That Was Roanoke

6 - Published February 19, 2013 by in Uncategorized

In the iconic final scene of Gladiator, after killing Commodus, Maximus says with his dying breath “There was a dream that was Rome. It shall be realized.” In D3 lacrosse, the day-to-day parity that helps make lacrosse at this level so compelling does not exist on the level of championships.  Only 6 current D3 teams have […]

Clay and Connor Do Stuff: D3 Preseason Top 20

7 - Published January 17, 2013 by in College

In the lacrosse preseason, the teams are ranked by two separate yet equally important groups: the pollsters who take themselves too seriously; and the people, who know this is all meaningless conjecture. This is the latter.

The NESCAC Effect: Early Recruiting

0 - Published December 5, 2012 by in College

This is the second piece in a series by Nick Rodricks. Nick doesn’t see the harm of a kid committing in his sophomore year but also thinks it’s a bit of a stupid move. It’s a double edged sword.

Guess Who’s Back…

1 - Published November 12, 2012 by in College

Once upon a time, when Swank was a precocious young scamp, trading snark and analysis on Laxpower, Connor Wilson was foolish, or kind, enough to let him write a few posts for a fledgling blog…

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DI v. DIII: A Fresh Take

4 - Published November 6, 2012 by in College, NESCAC Lacrosse

Laxpower is nothing if not cyclical. Having been an active poster/reader/degenerate for almost four years now, I’ve noticed that certain topics are raised every year: D1 Vs D3 is one of the best. Here’s a new take.