Author Archive | Swank

Handing Out Some Tentative NESCAC Awards

0 - Published April 16, 2013 by in College, NESCAC Lacrosse

With a few games to go, time to take a look at who could take home some hardware.

The NESCAC Recap: Week 2

0 - Published March 26, 2013 by in NESCAC Lacrosse

Showing some love for the under-appreciated standouts in the NESCAC

The NESCAC Recap: Week 1

0 - Published March 18, 2013 by in NESCAC Lacrosse

BREAKING: I am just as confused by the NESCAC right now as everyone else is.

Monday Morning Overreactions

2 - Published February 25, 2013 by in College

Because let’s face it, not all of us have time to stare at a grainy stream of two D3 teams you’ve never heard of.

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: Reality Check

0 - Published January 14, 2013 by in High School, NESCAC Lacrosse, Outside The Lines

It’s not my place to give life lessons but sometimes it’s important to remember what you have.

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.

A Critical Reading: 2013 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook D3 Top 20

2 - Published December 3, 2012 by in College

Inside Lacrosse released their preseason rankings for D3 today. Swank would like you to sit down in your comfy chair with a blanket and a warm cup of cocoa while he provides some constructive criticism for the good folks over at IL.

3 Basketball Concepts Your Offense Should Be Stealing, Part 1

0 - Published November 30, 2012 by in College, Tactics

We already see the pick and roll in lacrosse, but it really isn’t utilized to its full potential. Time to diversify with your pick and roll game.

EXCLUSIVE: American Revolution Uniform Pics

3 - Published November 28, 2012 by in Gear

Can you afford to be the subject of a king who demands taxation without representation?

The NESCAC Effect: An Introduction

0 - Published November 17, 2012 by in Grow The Game, NESCAC Lacrosse

This is the first piece in a series by Nick Rodricks. Nick graduated this spring from Connecticut College and was a captain on the lacrosse team.

The Myth of Peter Lasagna

2 - Published November 16, 2012 by in College, NESCAC Lacrosse

In the hyper-competitive NESCAC, there is little respite for a program that needs some positive energy or momentum.

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.