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Recent Posts by Paul Krome

January 13, 2014
First Flight with Wings, NLL
Following the conclusion of the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, in Philadelphia Sunday, I took in my first National Lacrosse League game with the Wings at Wells Fargo Center.

April 16, 2013
Healing Power: USL Welcomes Newtown
I’ve worked at US Lacrosse for more than 11 years, but I may never have been as humbled and as proud during that time than Saturday, when US Lacrosse joined several other businesses and organizations to welcome the Newtown (Conn.) Youth Lacrosse Association.

May 21, 2012
USL Meets Injuries in Women's Game Head-On
The eyeballs on women’s lacrosse will reach an annual crescendo with this weekend’s US Lacrosse National Tournament and NCAA semifinals and final. It’s a great time to be involved in the game, and an important time to highlight what US Lacrosse is doing in the area of player safety.

December 19, 2011
January's Convention Marks Milestone
We haven’t mentioned this often in our materials regarding the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, next month in Philadelphia, but the Jan. 13-15 event will mark a noteworthy anniversary.

October 6, 2011
Herm Edwards: More than a 'Miracle'
Hermisms. If you’re into the NFL, you probably know them. If you’re into lacrosse, get used to them.

September 23, 2011
Youth Rules: Correction and Other Notes
Now that it’s been a couple weeks since the US Lacrosse Board of Directors officially passed age-appropriate, national playing rules for youth boys’ lacrosse and youth girls’ lacrosse, let’s run through some news and notes related to the project.

June 23, 2011
Correcting the Record: Headgear, not Helmets
The word helmet can elicit passionate responses in the women’s lacrosse community. According to the Associated Press, US Lacrosse proposed the development of a women’s lacrosse helmet standard to an athletic equipment testing organization last weekend. That is not true.

June 20, 2011
US Lacrosse Southeast Regionals Wrap-Up
Back in Baltimore today following a flight home last night. Let’s put a wrap on the weekend’s US Lacrosse Southeast Regional Championships and Lax Fests in Raleigh, N.C.

June 18, 2011
All-Star Teams Making Mark in Raleigh
Day 2 of the US Lacrosse Southeast Regional Championships and Lax Fests is underway here at the CASL Soccer Complex in Raleigh, N.C. Some mid-morning appetizers for your consumption as the aroma of Carolina barbecue once again begins to waft throughout the complex.

June 17, 2011
USL Welcomes 49 Teams to Southeast Regionals
Forget the pine trees, I knew I wouldn’t be comfortable with my return to Raleigh, N.C., until I spotted a Steak & Shake. Mission accomplished, and it's not far from the CASL Soccer Complex. Welcome to Raleigh for the 2010 US Lacrosse Southeast Regional Championships and Lax Fests, presented by Champion.

June 2, 2011
2008 U.S. U19 Team Well-Represented in NCAAs
US Lacrosse's men's national team leadership must've known something when they selected the 2008 U.S. under-19 team. Not only did the coaches and selection committee pick the players that would lead Team USA to the gold medal, but they picked players who went on to have some terrific college careers. Quite a few of them were on display at the NCAA men's championship weekend in Baltimore.

May 30, 2011
Men's Championships Brain Dump
Wrapping up some things in the press box at M&T Bank Stadium following Virginia's 9-7 win over Maryland for the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship. Here are some odds and ends for your consumption.

May 29, 2011
History 101: Why My Town Loves Lax
I’m 33, been in Baltimore my whole life, worked at US Lacrosse for 10 years and stunningly learned I needed a history lesson when a reporter hit me with what you’d think was a softball of a question: why is lacrosse so popular in Baltimore? I really did not know. So I hung up on Tom Schad of The Washington Times and called US Lacrosse archivist emeritus Joe Finn.

April 21, 2011
Shoehorning Them in at Ohio State?
As Ohio State's Showdown in the Shoe attempts to set (again) the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse regular-season attendance record, let's take a look at how lacrosse fans have scored thus far. We've seen some terrific crowds, including those that have braved awful weather.

March 22, 2011
New Deals
Nice that my first blog post on the redesigned has to do with my new job instead of my current one. I guess I should clarify. As you'll read in the May issue of Lacrosse Magazine, I'll be moving from the editor's chair into a PR/marketing position with US Lacrosse. Working on the magazine has been a very rewarding experience, but this opportunity presented itself, and it's time to tackle a new challenge.