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Saturday, January 15, 2011

This Might Be My Next Lacrosse Purchase...

I've spent a pretty good chunk of change on lacrosse since I started really getting into the game a few years ago, but my next purchase may be the most meaningful. I am considering one of the following:

I should know which after the 27th of this month.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hockey Night in Iowa 2010 Edition - Game 22

Last week the Irwins hockey team found victory against the upstarts from Funky Pickle. I predicted a three goal game, but am happy to report that we won by five!!! The most amazing thing is not that I actually scored last week, but how I scored:
I took a wobbly shot on a breakaway. Hansen deflected it. As I circled behind the net I noticed the puck sitting unguarded just a foot away from the right post. A Pickle defender stood inches away but made no movements toward the biscuit. I reached out and aimed for Hansen's five hole. One deflection off the back of his leg later, the puck landed safely over the line.

Tonight we face the Puck Hawgs. The porkies have manhandled us all season thanks to the top goaltender in the league. But we should face them with a fairly complete team for the first time this season. We plan to put a dent into Hillock's 2.57 GAA tonight...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hawkeye Laxer Featured in Lacrosse Magazine

De La Pena vs Iowa State, April 18, 2009

Iowa Hawkeyes captain Alex De La Pena was recently featured by Lacrosse Magazine in an online article. Normally this translates into a feature article in following print issue. This article will help boost outside awareness of our state's most successful MCLA program.
Although De La Pena learned to lax on the East Coast, his presence at Iowa has helped elevate and organize the program. He is arguably the best laxer to ever suit up for any collegiate lax program in the state.
You may remember me previously mentioning De La Pena in a series about building an MLL franchise in Des Moines:
Another player I would acquire is Alex De La Pena from the University of Iowa. Although the talent in the MCLA is considered below that of the NCAA, De La Pena has finished in the top five in the points per game category for the last two years. As a Hawkeye, he would be regarded as a local hero and favorite.

Even if it fails to make the magazine proper, it is pretty awesome to see one of our schools featured in the nations primary lacrosse magazine!

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