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WORLD GAMES A WIN FOR THE SPORT


It’s May Madness, which means we’re cranking the volume up to a fever pitch on USLaxMagazine.com.


IT’S FITTING THAT THE U.S. WOMEN WOULD BE THE ONES TO USHER IN THIS NEW ERA. YOU SHOULD SEE THE WAY ATHLETES FROM OTHER NATIONS GRAVITATE TOWARD THEM.


Understanding that not all of our members have a 24-7 obsession with the sport, we rolled out a new content series this spring that provides the top stories, social media highlights and offbeat reading from around the lacrosse world. We’ve had a lot of fun compiling “Dialed In,” posted Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. Eastern on USLaxMagazine.com, and hopefully you have enjoyed the daily dose of crisp prose and sharp observations. You also can subscribe to our new weekly email newsletter to stay abreast on the latest in the sport.


After the college championships this month, we turn our attention to an important summer as it relates to the Olympic dream. The U.S. women’s team will vie for its third straight World Cup title, but in the bigger picture, its performance and that of the fi ve other countries participating in the ensuing World Games could loom larger. Talk about exposure. The IWGA’s 10-day event


in Wroclaw, Poland, will attract 4,500 athletes from more than 100 countries competing in 25 sports. Dozens of Olympic governing bodies, including the IOC and national sport ministries, will see lacrosse for the fi rst time. The Olympic Channel, a free over-the-top streaming service with DirecTV distribution, will deliver the sport to thousands more fans around the world. It’s fi tting that the U.S. women will be the ones to usher in this new era. You should see the way athletes from other nations gravitate toward them. One day, we will look back on this group as the pioneers who showed the world the beauty of our sport.


Vol. 41 No. 5 May/June 2017


Vol. 41 No. 1 January 2017 USLaxMagazine.com


STAFF


VP, Brand Marketing & Membership Mark Hogan Director, Communications Brian Logue Editor-in-Chief Matt DaSilva Deputy Editor Megan Schneider Writer Matt Hamilton Writer Bill Tanton


Art Director Gabriella Ferraro O’Brien Video Production Manager Mike Wallin Digital Content Coordinator


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Photographer Kevin P. TuckerSean Burns Photographer Kevin P. Tucker Photographer John Strohsacker


WHY I PLAY We all have different stories and different backgrounds. And we may play for different reasons. But lacrosse brings us together. It’s not about who you are or where you came from. It’s about the game we love. Lacrosse is for everyone. Watch the “Why I Play” video at youtube.com/uslacrosse.


ELEVATING BOXLA


Newly named U.S. men’s indoor team coach Regy Thorpe sat down with us to discuss catching up to Canada in the development of box lacrosse stateside. Watch online at youtube.com/uslacrosse.


— MATT DASIL A, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


— MATT DASILVA, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF mdasilva15


6 US LACROSSE MAGAZINE May/June 2017


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR


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