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Texas Lacrosse News: A Review of 2017 and A Look Into 2018

By Ryan Cassidy , 01/04/18, 9:15AM CST

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Texas Lacrosse News: A Review of 2017 and A Look Into 2018

For the past four years, I have been fortunate enough to coach college lacrosse on some incredible staffs while also meeting awesome people who spend all their time and energy investing in the lives of 18-22 year old men. After hanging up the “collegiate coaching whistle” and returning to Texas to pursue a career with the Austin Fire Department, I spent a lot of time thinking about how I could maintain the relationships I had built, while also continuing my education as a coach. Starting the TXLN Podcast was my solution to this problem.

In Season 1, I was able to speak with Hall of Famers, All-American and All-World Players, National Championship winners; people who are the best at what they do. Statistically, the accomplishments of the fifteen guests that appeared on the show are quite impressive:

As Players, our guests accumulated 7 National Championships, 25 All-American honors, 12 Player of The Year Awards, 5 Tewaraton Finalists/Award Winners, 7 Hall of Fame Inductees, 8 Team USA players, 17 MLL All-Star nominations, and 5 NLL All-Star nominations.

As Coaches, the TXLN Podcast Guests have won 20 National Championships, coached over 600 All-Americans, 110 Players of The Year, 4 Tewaraton Winners, received 35 Coach of The Year awards, 3 Hall Of Fame inductions, and coached Team USA 2 times.

Our rookie campaign at TXLN went very well and we are EXTREMLY excited about what is to come in 2018. We recently teamed up with Inside Lacrosse to record a monthly podcast with York College of Pennsylvania Head Coach, Brandon Childs, titled, “A Coach, A Captain, and A Conversation.” We will be discussing major topics pertaining to running a lacrosse program outside of the X’s and O’s.

At Texas Lacrosse News, we will be covering all Texans competing in the NCAA, the THSLL season, and we will be releasing TXLN Podcast Season II in March (with guys like Maryland OC, J.L. Reppert, Georgetown OC, Mike Phipps, Lynchburg HC Steve Koudelka, and ESPN Analyst, Paul Carcaterra). Additionally, we will continue to feature committed, uncommitted and collegiate players from the state of Texas.

If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to shoot us a message at Txlaxnews@gmail.com! On behalf of everyone at TXLN, thank you for your support in 2017 and we look forward to providing you with insightful and professional content in 2018!