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Lacrosse Classified

Hosted by Jake Elliott and Evan Schemenauer

1/28/2020

Brodie Merrill, Dillon Ward: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 64

Season 2, Ep. 12
On this week's episode of Lacrosse Classified, after Jake gets a pass from his girlfriend to head down to Vegas this coming weekend, we turn our focus of the show onto the Dive In to Sin City game coming up this weekend between the San Diego Seals and Colorado Mammoth which both Evan and Jake will be in attendance for.First up, we have the captain of the San Diego Seals and PLL Chaos, Brodie Merrill.Brodie is now 38 years old but you wouldn't be able to tell it from the way he continues to excel at the game.He is also in the opinion of this show the greatest long pole of all time, having the LSM player of the year award in the PLL named after him, even while he is still an active player.We talk about the Seals early struggles, an unusual goaltending situation in the Seals last game, his work at the Hill Academy and reflect back on perhaps the game that meant the most to him, the 2006 ILF World Championship final.Next up is the guy who is certainly the best goaltender overall in both disciplines, Dillon Ward of the Colorado Mammoth and Denver Outlaws.We talk about the Mammoth's recent ups and downs, how the #GoalieUnion is sparkling so far this year and everyone having fun with the new trending hashtag, #TradeWard.As always we have another round of Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott where Evan maintains a 1 goal lead over Jake, news and notes and in G Wilson Construction's Under Review, we explain the illegal equipment penalty called on Tyler Digby of the New York Riptide in their game against the Philadelphia Wings last week.As always a big thank you to our sponsors, the Vancouver Warriors, Associated Labels & Packaging, Pure Vita Labs, Stampede Tack and G Wilson Construction.
1/21/2020

Holden Cattoni, Dan Lomas, Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 63

Season 2, Ep. 11
This week on Lacrosse Classified, we dig deep into an eight-game Week 8 that was full of surprises, and where our #WhoYaGott winner from 100 entries had just a 6-2 record. Holden Cattoni and Dan Lomas join us on the show.From a massive upset in Long Island as the New York Riptide took down the Georgia Swarm, to the Rochester Knighthawks having a very different pair of results, to the Colorado Mammoth only scoring five times against the Vancouver Warriors and then lighting up the Saskatchewan Rush the next night.Because both expansion teams got their first win in franchise history, that's where we are focusing our attention this week.First up is Holden Cattoni of the Rochester Knighthawks.Holden, a former Johns Hopkins star, was one of the first players to come out of Alberta's Elev8 program into the NCAA.Having played the 2018 season with the Calgary Roughnecks, Holden was then traded to Georgia in 2019 only to be surprisingly left unprotected in the expansion draft and was picked up with the 3rd overall pick by Rochester.We talk about the expansion draft and life with the Knighthawks, the growth of the team's offense and life outside of lacrosse living in the Washington D.C. area.Next up is Dan Lomas of the New York Riptide.Much like Cattoni, Dan is now with his third team in three years, after being let go by the former Rochester Knighthawks and Vancouver Warriors, he has persevered and found a new home with the Riptide.We talk about life with the Riptide, the leadership of Dan MacRae and Dan's growth as a lacrosse player from High Point to the NLL.We then put gambling in lacrosse in our G. Wilson Construction Under Review segment and play another round of Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott where Evan maintains a one-game lead over Jake as both went 4-4 last week. Of the five games this week, neither one is confident in four of the picks.As well in News and Notes, the excitement both Evan and Jake have for the Riptide's signing of Myles Jones.As always a big thank you to our sponsors, Associated Labels and Packaging, Stampede Tack, G. Wilson Construction, Pure Vita Labs and the Vancouver Warriors.
1/14/2020

Matt Rambo, Devan Kaney, Pat Gregoire: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 62

Season 2, Ep. 10
This week on Lacrosse Classified, we have not two, but three guests on the lineup. Pat Gregoire, Matt Rambo and Devan Kaney all join the show.First up is the color commentator for the Halifax Thunderbirds and contributor to Lacrosse Flash, Smokin' Pat Gregoire. We talk about the success of the Thunderbirds, what it takes to get his hair in place, and has his man-crush changed from Bradley Kri to Graeme Hossack?Secondly, we speak with Matt Rambo of the Philadelphia Wings and Whipsnakes of the PLL. We speak about the recent success of the Wings, the transition of his game to the box game, the growth of the US men's box lacrosse team and scoring the overtime winner in the PLL championship.Finally, this week we have Devan Kaney of the NLL and field reporter for the Philadelphia Wings. Devan produces a number of segments for the NLL every week including The Rundown and Huddle Up. We talk about her recent trips to LaxCon and San Diego, who her memorable player interviews were with and who is her favorite analyst to talk to.As always we go Under Review, brought to you by G Wilson Construction and this week we explain the Alterna Cup. Plus we've got Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott where Evan takes his accustomed spot on top of the standings with eight games to pick from this week. And we have our first-ever female winner of Who Ya Gott!As always a big thank you to our sponsors, Pure Vita Labs, the Vancouver Warriors, Associated Labels and Packaging, Stampede Tack and G Wilson Construction.