September 17, 2012

Matt DaSilva

Matt is editor of Lacrosse Magazine. Email him at mdasilva@uslacrosse.org and follow him on Twitter @mdasilva15.


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  • #LaxCon Day 1: Faceoffs, Cascade Helmets in Focus
    January 23, 2015
    #LaxCon Day 1: Faceoffs, Cascade Helmets in Focus Lacrosse Magazine's Matt DaSilva and Megan Schneider provide the sights and sounds from Friday's debut at the US Lacrosse Convention, including an unlikely kumbaya between faceoff men and officials and a closer look at the recertified Cascade R helmet.
  • From the Editor: Inside A Warrior's Mind
    October 23, 2014
    From the Editor: Inside A Warrior's Mind This "Military Edition" of Lacrosse Magazine has a lot to do with the type of person who gravitates to both our sport and the service of our country. You don't have to understand it to respect it.
  • From the Editor: Thompsons, Braids are In
    June 26, 2014
    From the Editor: Thompsons, Braids are In After a special college season, the Thompson brothers proved a proper antidote to the party-boy image that lacrosse sometimes has.
  • #LMRanks: No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (WD1)
    January 24, 2014
    #LMRanks: No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (WD1) A much-hyped recruit, a returning defensive All-American and a debut in the toughest conference in the game. Notre Dame has its work cut out for it in 2014.
  • Blue vs. White: The Best Lacrosse You'll Ever See
    January 23, 2014
    Blue vs. White: The Best Lacrosse You'll Ever See While Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., traditionally pits the U.S. team against final four-caliber college foes, Team USA coach Richie Meade has put a different spin on the nationally televised game. U.S. vs. U.S.
  • #BestOfLax: Milton Girls Explode on Scene in '13
    December 18, 2013
    #BestOfLax: Milton Girls Explode on Scene in '13 Plenty of squads had breakthrough years in 2013, but none were so big, from such a relatively unknown place, as the Milton (Ga.) girls' lacrosse team, our #BestOfLacrosse team breakthrough winner.
  • Powell Retires from MLL, Eyes 2014 U.S. Team
    August 17, 2012
    Powell Retires from MLL, Eyes 2014 U.S. Team Casey Powell says he's done with the MLL, but may return to the NLL and will aim to "finish on top" with Team USA in 2014.
  • Former UNC Star Dies After Delivering Twins
    July 19, 2012
    Former UNC Star Dies After Delivering Twins Kellie Thompson, a former three-time All-American women’s lacrosse player at North Carolina, died Monday from complications following the delivery of her twin daughters. She was 31.
  • USL to Name 'Duel in Denver' Team on Facebook
    July 19, 2012
    USL to Name 'Duel in Denver' Team on Facebook US Lacrosse will reveal Friday on Facebook its 25-man U.S. men's national team roster that will square off against Canada in September.
  • Ivy League Issues Concussion Recommendations
    July 16, 2012
    Ivy League Issues Concussion Recommendations With growing concerns about concussions in lacrosse and the potentially harmful short- and long-term effects they can have on college players, the Ivy League positioned itself as a leader on the issue Monday by approving a series of recommendations for lacrosse and soccer.
  • Video: Ray Lewis' Speech to Loyola Lacrosse
    May 21, 2012
    Video: Ray Lewis' Speech to Loyola Lacrosse Known for hair-raising speeches, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis delivered one Wednesday to the Loyola men's lacrosse team as it prepared for its NCAA quarterfinal game against Denver. The Greyhounds went on to defeat the Pioneers 10-9. Watch video of Lewis' speech here.
  • SSSA's Kathy Jenkins Earns 600th Career Win
    May 04, 2012
    SSSA's Kathy Jenkins Earns 600th Career Win St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) School girls' lacrosse coach Kathy Jenkins earned her 600th career victory Thursday when the Saints defeated Holy Child 15-2. She became just the second high school girls' lacrosse coach in the country to reach 600 and the latest coaching legend honored in a season of milestones.
  • Duke's Best Yet to Come?
    April 16, 2012
    Duke's Best Yet to Come? The Duke men's lacrosse team continued its dominance of otherwise indomitable Virginia with a 13-5 victory in Charlottesville, the Blue Devils' 12th win in 13 games in the series between the ACC rivals. And while Matt Forman offers legitimate insight after spending a week in the Duke camp leading up to that game, I'll throw out this oversimplification of the trend. It's April.
  • Hopkins-UVA Sets Mark for ESPNU Lax Ratings
    March 30, 2012
    Hopkins-UVA Sets Mark for ESPNU Lax Ratings Johns Hopkins' 11-10 overtime victory over Virginia last Saturday was the most watched ESPNU lacrosse game among households in history and tied with a 2011 NCAA tournament quarterfinal for most viewers, a network spokesperson confirmed Friday.
  • Calverton (Md.) School Boys Stun No. 23 Landon
    March 23, 2012
    Calverton (Md.) School Boys Stun No. 23 Landon Calverton School, with an enrollment of just 83 boys in its upper school, upset D.C. area high school boys' lacrosse giant and nationally ranked Landon School 11-10 on Thursday. Plus, video highlights from Boys' Latin's last-second win over St. Andrew's from earlier this week.
  • HSB: Sunny Side of Florida Head Injury Scare
    March 14, 2012
    HSB: Sunny Side of Florida Head Injury Scare A clash of Florida high school boys’ lacrosse powers Tuesday night ended with both teams kneeled at midfield in prayer. But it wound up becoming a feel-good moment.
  • Two Longtime Lacrosse Contributors Die on Field
    February 29, 2012
    Two Longtime Lacrosse Contributors Die on Field Even in lacrosse hotbeds, the sport resides on the shoulders of coaches, officials and administrators who support it for little or no personal gain. By all accounts, Kurt Burmeister of Smithtown, N.Y., and Joe Cieslak Sr. of Baltimore were two such men. Both died on the field due to heart attacks in a span of 48 hours.
  • Lehigh's Cassese Thanks 'Nova for Wakeup Call
    February 29, 2012
    Lehigh's Cassese Thanks 'Nova for Wakeup Call Several surprises surfaced Tuesday in an uncharacteristically busy weekday for NCAA Division I men's lacrosse. Princeton benched star goalie Tyler Fiorito for an undisclosed conduct violation and fast-rising Fairfield found more overtime magic at its fingertips to be beat Hofstra on the road. But perhaps the biggest surprise was the manner in which unranked Lehigh manhandled No. 19 Penn.
  • Report: Starsia Signed Five-Year Deal with UVA
    February 21, 2012
    Report: Starsia Signed Five-Year Deal with UVA Despite the specter of the Virginia lacrosse murder trial, Cavaliers head coach Dom Starsia signed a new five-year contract in January.
  • Richie Meade LI Hall of Fame Induction Video
    February 17, 2012
    Richie Meade LI Hall of Fame Induction Video Former Navy and current U.S. men's national team coach Richie Meade was among 10 inductees to the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame last Saturday. "I've been brought up here on the backs and shoulders of some great men," he said.
  • Rochester Boy Dies After He's Struck by Ball
    February 07, 2012
    Rochester Boy Dies After He's Struck by Ball A 12-year-old lacrosse player died Tuesday, five days after he was struck in the chest by a ball during an indoor game, according to a report by YNN Rochester (N.Y.).
  • Back Injury Sidelines Delaware's Eric Smith
    February 06, 2012
    Back Injury Sidelines Delaware's Eric Smith Delaware senior attackman Eric Smith, the team's top returning scorer, has a disc injury in his back that will sideline him for at least two months. A school spokesperson confirmed the injury after Smith sat out the Blue Hens' season opener Saturday, a 19-6 victory over Detroit Mercy. Smith scored 25 goals and added 25 assists for Delaware in 2011.
  • Duke's Thomas Out Indefinitely After Foot Surgery
    February 05, 2012
    Duke's Thomas Out Indefinitely After Foot Surgery The injury bug has bitten the Duke women's lacrosse team again. Senior All-American midfielder Kat Thomas has opted to have surgery after spraining her foot the first week of preseason. A timeline for her recovery has not yet been determined.
  • NCLL Founder Frederick Dies from Injuries in Fire
    December 23, 2011
    NCLL Founder Frederick Dies from Injuries in Fire Scott Frederick, a longtime lacrosse official who founded the National Collegiate Lacrosse League, died last weekend from accidental injuries sustained in a fire, according to the Southern Lacrosse Officials Association. He was 75.
  • Social Media Brings Out Best, Worst of Lax Culture
    December 21, 2011
    Social Media Brings Out Best, Worst of Lax Culture Lacrosse Magazine editor Matt DaSilva is slowly coming around to see the benefits of Twitter, as he wrote in December's "From the Editor" column. But he also argues some people could use a social media primer.
  • Inside the November Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
    November 03, 2011
    Inside the November Issue of Lacrosse Magazine Cover girl Erin Fitzgerald offers us all tickets to the gun show, a special fitness edition that also features the gargantuan Scott Rodgers, NCAA Division II final hero Ian "Man Child" Wild and UMBC 's coaches Kelly Berger and Amy Appelt. If I were you, this would be my to-do list upon receiving this magazine.
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