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Author: Mike Loveday

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The Around the Crease podcast from covers all aspects of boys’ high school lacrosse. Whether you want to stay up-to-date on prep lacrosse during the season, hear Mike Loveday and Michael Ward’s hot takes on the latest topics in lacrosse or get recruiting information and tips. This is the podcast for you. is a site dedicated to digitizing the history of lacrosse through stats and performances. Get your fill of stats, history, ​and stories. Support this podcast:
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William Penn (Iowa) mens lacrosse coach Luke Christiansen joins Mike Loveday to discuss recruiting on this week's episode of Around the Crease. We cover the following questions and a few more: 1. How do you get noticed by college coaches?3. Does getting noticed differ for players on the East Coast versus the Midwest, Southeast or West?4. How early should a player start trying to get in front of a college coach (what year in high school)?5. What non-athletic factors feature heavily in recruiting?7. What’s the No. 1 thing a recruit can do to make themselves the most recruitable player possible?Links: William Penn Lacrosse TwitterWilliam Penn Athletics TwitterWilliam Penn Athletics WebsiteWilliam Penn University Website--- Support this podcast:
Mike and Michael discuss some things to consider when looking at college prospect days. Also this week, they revisit their ideas surrounding the Premier Lacrosse League.--- Support this podcast:
University of Delaware Assistant Coach Trey Wilkes joins the podcast this week to discuss recruiting. We discuss the following topics;1. How do you get noticed by college coaches?2. Does getting noticed differ for players on the East Coast versus the Midwest, Southeast or West?1. What about if you’re from a small place that no one knows about?3. If so, what can players in non-traditional areas do to get on a coaches radar?4. What non-athletic factors feature heavily in recruiting?5. Is Walking On a thing at D-I lacrosse programs?6. What’s the No. 1 thing a recruit can do to make themselves the most recruitable player possible?Description: Full links to items discussed during podcastProspect DaysProspect Questionnaires--- Support this podcast:
On this week's podcast, Mike and Michael discuss the kerfuffle between Paul Rabil and Warrior, selecting the All-LaxRecords teams and the summer lacrosse recruiting season. Links to some of the items we discuss:Lacrosse MVP Loses Lucrative Sponsorship After Launching New LeagueNHSLS coverageLaxRecords on TwitterMichael Ward on Twitter--- Support this podcast:
Coaching changes around the high school lacrosse world are changing the landscape of the sport in various states. This week Mike Loveday digs into it. Chris Goldberg from guests on today's show to talk about how the Top 2 coaches in the state (in terms of wins) moving on will impact the area.--- Support this podcast:
Coaches from St. John's, Detroit-Mercy, Princeton and Manhattan gave a Q&A at the iD Lacrosse Showcase for players and parents. LaxRecords had exclusive access to record the session. The coaches covered everything from how to get noticed to what the scholarship process is really like. Please note that the audio in some sections may be quiet due to the nature of the venue and equipment. --- Support this podcast:
Mike and Michael are back and this week they talk about the PLL fights in addition to other Premier Lacrosse League topics after they discuss the lacrosse showcase events they attended over the last two weeks.--- Support this podcast:
Several high school lacrosse teams added to their trophy cases last week, including Brother Rice from Michigan, Pinkerton from New Hampshire, La Salle College in Pennsylvania and more. In this week's episode of This Week in Lacrosse, Mike takes a look at the teams and where they rank in their state's history.--- Support this podcast:
This Week in Lacrosse is subbing in for the usual Around the Crease podcast this week and Mike talks about two state association's decisions from the final weeks of the season. In Pennsylvania, the PIAA decided to cancel a one-goal game between Palmyra and Mt. Lebanon instead of pick it up the next day. In Illinois, the newly-sanctioned sports experiences growing pains as the two best teams in the state don't meet for the state title. Also this week, highlight player performers from state title and playoff games and how you can help promote your players this summer. --- Support this podcast:
Michael Ward and Mike Loveday recap their thoughts of the 2019 high school lacrosse season. They discuss what it was like for Ward to be a reporter for the first time ever, pick their favorite moments and make some predictions for the championship games that were played on Saturday, June 1.--- Support this podcast:
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