Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Wednesday, Sept. 21


Good morning. Here's the latest from the lacrosse world:

1. The NLL goes big with its largest-ever schedule.

The National Lacrosse League’s 36th season will be its largest, the indoor league announced Tuesday. Each team will play 18 games for a total of 135 games over 22 weeks. The action will get underway during Face-Off Weekend Dec. 2-3.

The league has expanded to 15 teams with the addition of the Las Vegas Desert Dogs. 

All 135 games will air on ESPN+ and TSN’s platforms, including TSN.ca and the TSN app. Read more about the new slate here.

2. Kendyl Clarkson accepts Youngstown State women’s job.

Youngstown State announced Kendyl Clarkson as its second-ever head coach Tuesday. Clarkson has been a YSU assistant coach since July 2019, helping the Penguins finish 8-2 in MAC play and win a regular-season title in 2022.

Clarkson replaces her former boss, Theresa Walton, who departed for Old Dominion. 

3. Dillon Ward is a champion for the second time in 90 days.

Someone get Dillon Ward a new trophy case. The Waterdogs goalie won a PLL championship over the weekend, but it wasn’t his first ring of the summer. Ward has previously won an NLL championship with the Colorado Mammoth. He took a breath and reflected on an unforgettable summer with Hutton Jackson. 







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • Learn the V-hold from the pros.

  • Kyle Colsey, one of the top attackmen in the class of 2023, has committed to Virginia.

  • Fourteen-time world champion WWE wrestler Triple H congratulated the Waterdogs on their first PLL title on Twitter.

  • The Las Vegas Review Journal takes a look at the Las Vegas Desert Dogs’ schedule, the first for the newest NLL franchise.

  • The year 1980 is best known in the sports world for the Miracle on Ice. But there was plenty to celebrate on the field. Lacrosse All-Stars pulled highlight videos out of the vault for the 1980 Divisions I, II and III championships. Relive them here.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

One of the controversial omissions from the NCAA Tournament in recent memory, Notre Dame, is back on the field for fall ball.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • A fall check-in with the Notre Dame women’s team

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