Lacrosse the Pond

Manchester University

Post-College Blues?

Last week Laxallstars.com published a very valid and heartfelt article about the distinct lack of lacrosse US athletes have available to them post-college – a common feeling we hear amongst new and potential LTP students. Too often our students tell us that having endured all of the dark early morning practices, the extra pre-season running sessions, the struggle to manage the workload of college life on top of athletic commitments, the world post-college can often feel a desolate place without the outlet of playing the sport they have committed such time, effort, blood, sweat and tears into.   Starting off as children playing for the love of the game, our lacrosse experiences become increasingly competitive until the point where for many of us, lacrosse literally rules of daily lives, as well as those around us. Going from this state of “lax is life” to having nothing but a couple of[…]

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BUCS Rundown 3/1/15

As ever, Wednesday in university in the UK means sports day, which ultimately means another game of lacrosse for our LTP students! This week we saw top of the table battles for supremacy as well as bottom of the league struggles for survival in another frantic week of university lacrosse. This week, in an ongoing battle to get away from the bottom place in the Men’s Premier North league, Rutgers alumni and 15/16 LTP Student Kevin Albert’s University of Manchester side faced Leeds Beckett at home in the fixture known as “The War of The Roses”. With the game living up to it’s name and reputation, this was a battle from start to finish with the lead changing hands several times over. Unfortunately for Kevin and the Manchester side, the thrilling end-to-end encounter finished as a 10-9 victory for the visitors from Yorkshire, leaving the Uni of Manchester team at the[…]

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Start Fast, Play Fast

Well it’s been 6 weeks now since my arrival to the UK, more specifically, Manchester. As the title suggests, things over here hit the ground running, except for day 1 which was sluggish. Upon arrival at the Manchester airport, I was greeted by Sam and Chris Russell and my flat-mate (flat = apartment) Jack and his father. Immediately I could tell I was somewhere else because as I stepped off the curb, looked the wrong way to cross the street and almost got hit by a cab. Learned that lesson really quick. Later on in the week, our third flat-mate, Drew, arrived and we hit the city center for a quick bite and a pint. A quick background on myself: I am from Long Island, NY and was fortunate enough to play my college ball at DII Saint Leo University near Tampa, Florida. Leading up to and upon arrival to[…]

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