Wednesday, July 11, 2012
In episode 14 of Lacrosse Lounge new Long Island Lizards head coach Joe Spallina talks about the start of training camp, the Lizards many different transactions this season and lacrosse in the Long Island community.
"Lacrosse is life on Long Island, where a lot of other areas football is life or football is huge for kids. I can tell you my son and all of his friends are Lizards fans. They know all of the guys and they think it's great. We had training camp the other day for a two-hour scrimmage we had over two hundred people show up just to watch a two-hour scrimmage. That speaks volumes ... There's a large sense of pride. A majority of our team are Long Island guys. I think the guys understand that."
Episode 14 aired live on April 9, 2012.
Long Island Lizards website.
Monday, July 9, 2012
In episode 13 of Lacrosse Lounge Denver University assistant coach and former MLL champion Trevor Tierney talks about substance abuse in lacrosse, concussions, coaching and playing for his father.
"It's so funny to me because if you look at websites and magazines, everyone is perfectly fine with showing the party side of things. But no one wants to talk about going out and just having a couple of beers. No one wants to talk about choosing not to drink. No one wants to talk about the dangerous things that can happen if you drink too much and some of the downsides of alcohol abuse. It was just one of these things that that whole case was one of these things where I thought it was important for us to recognize that there are tragedies out there that happen that don't necessarily have to happen and a lot of times alcohol is involved in some shape, way or form."
Episode 13 aired live on April 2, 2012.
Photo from Major League Lacrosse website.