Do you talk as much as the Alabama defense?

Do you talk as much as the Alabama defense?

1. Have to be willing to talk.

2. Have to know what to say.

Loud defenses are confident defenses. 

Jake Hurley commits to Lindenwood

Jake Hurley commits to Lindenwood

Congrats to 2018 Jake Hurley (Peters Township) on his recent commitment to D2 Lindenwood University. Jake's sister, Allison, is currently a senior on the women's lacrosse team. 

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Meet the Staff: J.A. MacDougall, 412 Elite Box Director

Meet the Staff: J.A. MacDougall, 412 Elite Box Director

We are thrilled to announce J.A. MacDougall, current assistant at Shady Side, as our new Box Director. Take a quick look at Coach MacDougall's career below.

  • 2005 Canadian National Field Lacrosse Champion Hamilton Bengals
  • 2005 Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior A Draft Pick 1 st Pick of 2nd Round (13th Overall) Toronto Beaches
  • 2009 Mercyhurst University Lakers Men’s Lacrosse (Midfield/Attack)
  • 2011 NCAA DII Men’s Lacrosse National Champions
  • 2012 Mercyhurst Lacrosse Senior Captain
  • 2012 Erie Flagship Lacrosse Director of Box Lacrosse Operations
  • 2016 Waingels College (UK) Lacrosse Program Founder
  • 2016 Men’s South of England Midfielder British National Championships

Our Box Travel Program enters our 4th season this winter. Learn what everyone is realizing November 24th. 

Fall commitment list continued

Fall commitment list continued

Commitment list continues to grow

2018 Class

Shawn Caven - Peters Township - Wheeling Jesuit 

Colton Abate - Peters Township - Wheeling Jesuit 

Logan Gray - Canon Mac - Seton Hill 

Aidan Stopperich - Peters Township - Rollins 

Tanner Scott - Peters Township - NJIT 

Clayton Scott - Peters Township - NJIT 

Josh Schreibeis - Seneca Valley - Robert Morris 

Rob Richardson - Chartiers Valley - Wheeling Jesuit 

Evan Bradley - Bethel Park - Walsh 

Jake Hurley - Peters Township - Lindenwood University

Grant Alexander - Seneca Valley - Baldwin Wallace



2019 Class

Graham Childs - Fox Chapel - Hofstra 

Luke Kopriva - Seneca Valley - Belmont Abbey 

Zach Galovich - Seneca Valley - Cleveland State 

2019 Logan Gebhart - Canon Mac - Wheeling Jesuit 

Fall Commitment list continues to grow

Fall Commitment list continues to grow

Congratulations to 2019 Luke Kopriva (Seneca Valley) and 2018 Rob Richardson (Chartiers Valley) for continuing their academic and athletic careers! 


2019 Luke Kopriva - Goalie - Seneca Valley - commits to D2 Belmont Abbey 


2018 Rob Richardson - Midfield - Chartiers Valley - Commits to D2 Wheeling Jesuit 


Luke & Rob now join our other commits from the 2018 and 2019 class. 

- Graham Childs Fox Chapel/Hofstra

- Josh Schreibeis Seneca Valley/U Indy

- Aidan Stopperich Peters Township/Rollins

- Colton Abate Peters Township/Wheeling Jesuit

- Logan Gray Canon Mac/Seton Hill

- Clayton Scott Peters Township/NJIT 

- Tanner Scott Peters Township/NJIT 

- Greg Hoover Moon/Hood College

John Carroll Shooting Drill

John Carroll Shooting Drill

John Carroll's head coach Joe Rautenstrauch posted this shooting drill the other day and it quickly made the rounds on Twitter.

We gave it a try the next day.


Coach Myers of Penn used to call a variation of this drill, phone booth shooting.

We get excited and call it elevator shooting. 

Anyway, we added a twist by using two box nets and using as a mini rejector so only the corners of the net behind were available or where the goalies hips would be on a field net. 

Former John Carroll head coach Chris Cooper, now an assistant at Binghamton, introduced us to this passing drill, which we now call John Carroll Line Drills and use at almost every training session. 

412 Elite and the Cascade S Helmet

412 Elite and the Cascade S Helmet

LIVERPOOL, N.Y Cascade Lacrosse, the leading helmet manufacturer in lacrosse, today launched a new premium helmet, the S.

The helmet will debut on-field with Notre Dame, Albany, Syracuse, Towson and Maryland.

Designed and manufactured in the United States, the new S represents the pinnacle of protection, comfort and vision. The S incorporates several new, game-changing helmet technologies, including a new tri-liner integrated with the shell, new Xflo ventilation that more than doubles the breathability of previous helmets models, and a new Vision bar face mask that ensures the ball is never out of sight. 

Our new Cascade S helmet is the culmination of more than 30 years of research, development, and athlete collaboration, and represents a new era in the future of helmets, said Geof Legg, Senior Brand Manager, Cascade Maverik Lacrosse. We are proud that our helmets are the overwhelming choice of players at the highest level, and we are confident that the S will continue to deliver superior protection, comfort and vision to those athletes.

Game-Changing Technologies:

  • Protection: Three different liner technologies unite to optimally address variable force impacts. This tri-liner system integrates perfectly with the SuperMono S shell to create the ideal protection package.
  • Comfort: Best-in-class ventilation ports offer 2X breathability. Balanced and aligned, the S is designed with the center of gravity directly on the crown of the head.
  • Vision: PowerPress technology decreases wire diameter on the top bar to improve sight lines and increase facemask rigidity. With improved vision, the ball is never out of sight.   

The S represents seamlessly integrated shell and liner impact technologies for an optimal protection system and a new standard in lacrosse helmets, said Jesse Newman, Cascade Maverik Lacrosse R&D.

Additionally, a HardTail SPRfit system, coupled with custom jaw pad options, gets you dialed into a 360-degree fit with micro-adjustment on the fly. Lastly, a completely new SuperMono S Shell and an S-Series chin, a reinforced dual-material chin piece that provides improved stiffness, round out the exterior components.

It's truly unbelievable how they keep raising the bar with each helmet launch, said Drew Adams, three-time MLL goalie of the Year, New York Lizards. It has things you didn't even know you wanted until you're wearing it and you see and feel the difference.

Visit for more info and videos featuring MLL players, and for a full selection of color and component options.


Based in Liverpool, NY. Cascade Maverik is comprised of two brands, Maverik and Cascade. Cascade's "passion to protect" has helped it become the #1 manufacturer of lacrosse head protection for male and female athletes at all levels of the sport. Since 1986, Cascade prides itself on building and delivering high performance game-changing headgear, manufactured in the USA. Maverik, founded in 2005 by All-World professional lacrosse players, is a leading lacrosse manufacturer of heads, shafts, complete sticks, a complete line of protective gear, and accessories. For more information, please visit or