Around The Crease

60 EpisodesProduced by Mike Loveday

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60 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

The Beasts in the Southeast

January 19th, 2019

Mike & Michael talk with’s Lee Roggenburg about Florida lacrosse and Blythewood (S.C.) head coach Jason Cuzzupe about the …

Was It A One-Off or Change in Power?

January 11th, 2019

This week, Mike and Michael welcome Tanner Demling from to talk about the upcoming 2019 lacrosse season in Kentucky, Tennessee and the Midwest. They cover some of the teams and players that will make …

Recruiting Options for Lacrosse Players

January 5th, 2019


Mike & Mike talk with Louisville men's lacrosse coach Ryan McCauley about the program and then they talk about recruiting options for student …

2018 Year in Review

December 29th, 2018


Forward Thinking: 2019 Preview

December 22nd, 2018


Lacrosse in the Olympics?

December 15th, 2018

Today, Mike Loveday and Michael Ward discuss lacrosse getting preliminary approval to join the Olympics, what they think of changing the game to get it approved and they also share their favorite Olympic memories. …

The Future of Lacrosse

December 9th, 2018

In today’s show Mike Loveday and Michael Ward discuss professional lacrosse and what they think it will take for the Paul Rabil led Premier Lacrosse …

New Opportunities For D-III Experiences

October 12th, 2018

Today I talk with Kyle Donovan, an assistant coach at Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) and one of the founders of the Florida D3 Showcase. At the showcase,​ players will receive coaching from Division III coaches who will run …

Make It Easier to Get Noticed With ProspectCNNCT

September 12th, 2018

19:22 teams up with ProspectCNNCT and Arizona mens lacrosse coach Matt Blamey to provide athletes with more options to get noticed by …

Event Season

July 14th, 2018

Mike and Tom are back together this week discussing their favorite things from the Under Armour All-America weekend, recapping the Apex Lacrosse …

I Love The Pace of the Game

July 7th, 2018

This week Mike goes solo as Tom Peace takes a deserved vacation with the family. Mike recaps what's coming up on and sits down with US …

Episode 3: We Have Opinions

June 23rd, 2018

There is no side-stepping in today's episode as Tom and Mike discuss the TD Ierlan transfer and the reaction he received. Also on deck for today is the topic of parents' behavior at events. Become a supporter of this …


June 16th, 2018

This week Mike and Tom discuss a hot-button issue after West Genesee's Mike Messere said his players quit "a long time ago". Also in this week's episode, Tom talks about attending the Baltimore Summer Kickoff and the …

Early Recruiting Real Talk

June 9th, 2018

In Season 2, Episode 1 of the Around the Crease podcast, Tom Peace of the Peace Report Lax Blog joins Mike Loveday as co-host. The duo discusses storylines from the end of the 2018 season and what impact the end of …

Stylax Stat Leaders: March 24, 2018

March 24th, 2018

Friday, March 23 was a big night across the nation in boys’ lacrosse, especially on the East Coast. Owen Caputo hit 400 career points in North …

Stylax Stat Leaders Daily Update: March 22, 2018

March 22nd, 2018

Of the four player updates in today's Stylax Stat Leaders, three still have at least one left in their high school careers. Players from Kennesaw …

Stylax Stat Leaders: March 19, 2018

March 19th, 2018

Another coaching milestone highlights today's Stylax Stat Leaders as longtime McCallie School head coach Troy Kemp notches a career milestone. Also …

Mar 19, 2018

March 19th, 2018


Best Known Performers: March 9, 2018

March 9th, 2018

Two faceoff men earn spots among the season leaders after winning more than 70 percent of their opportunities on Thursday. Also today, another four-overtime​ game and a Missouri senior starts his season off strong. …

Challenged By Casey Powell

March 8th, 2018

Mikey Berkman became the 76th player in boys' lacrosse history to reach 400 career points, but before he entered his freshman year the legendary Casey Powell issued a challenge - break his record. Become a supporter …

Dethroning the King

March 6th, 2018

Nicky Solomon, the brother of Syracuse sophomore, Nathan 'King' Solomon, talks about reaching 500 career points, what it means for Georgia and if his …

Player of the Week for March 5, 2018: Topher Bligh from St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)

March 5th, 2018

Bligh totaled 13 points on seven goals and six assists in two victories last week. The Brown commit scored eight points on five goals and three assists as St. Ignatius Prep defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (Calif.) 16–1 …

Best Known Performers: March 3, 2018

March 3rd, 2018

Centennial (Ga.) senior Nicky Solomon passed Mikey Powell to become just the 18th player in boys' high school lacrosse history to reach 500 career …

Best Known Performers: March 2, 2018

March 2nd, 2018


Best Known Performers for March 1, 2018

March 1st, 2018


Best Known Performers: Feb 27, 2018

February 27th, 2018


Why Is Your Mom Crammed In the Backseat?

February 23rd, 2018

Program note: This episode originally appeared using another platform and was Episode 32. Today, I talk with High Point head lacrosse coach Jon Torpey. We go over quite a bit in today's podcast. Among today's topics …

Preparing for College and Social Media Usage

October 1st, 2017


Tufts lacrosse head coach Casey D'Annolfo discusses how high school players can prepare for college early by taking their SAT/ACT tests as early as …

How to Get a College Lacrosse Coach to Notice

August 13th, 2017

Today, I talk with High Point head lacrosse coach Jon Torpey. We go over quite a bit in today's podcast. Among today's topics are: How do I get on …

2017 Player of the Year

July 17th, 2017


Justin Shockey considered giving up lacrosse at one point. But with the support of teammates and mentors, he stayed with it to become the premier face-off man in the nation and earns’s first-ever Player …

Cory Lund, California's All-Time Assist Leader

June 18th, 2017


Today's podcast focuses on El Segundo (Calif.) athlete, Cory Lund who finished his high school lacrosse career as California's all-time assist …

Cardinals Claim Crown

June 4th, 2017


Calvert Hall (Baltimore) took home the MIAA A Conference championship in a 12-6 win over McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) on May 25. Head Coach Bryan Kelly spoke with me about that championship game, the season and how it …

Who's Got The Trophy?

May 21st, 2017


Today's podcast is all about rankings. Specifically, ranking philosophy and its application during the high school season.

My guest today is Sheldon …

The Best Rivalry In High School Lacrosse?

May 14th, 2017


What is the best rivalry in high school lacrosse? On today's podcast I talk with St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.) head coach Rick Brocato and …

Massachusetts High School Lacrosse

May 11th, 2017


This week's podcast focuses on Massachusetts high school lacrosse with Matt Noonan of

Matt is a good friend, going back to my …

Florida's 2017 Boys' Lacrosse Season Recap

May 7th, 2017


This week I talk with Lee Roggenburg from about the 2017 FHSAA championship, surprises from the season in addition to some players and teams that impressed him.

Also this week, St. Thomas Aquinas …

400 Point Club

April 23rd, 2017


Today's show revolves mainly around the 400-point club. I have four guests on today's show: Nicky Solomon from Centennial who is the latest player to …

1,000 Career Saves, Building A Program and Haverford School

April 16th, 2017


This week's podcast has two guests, Nyack (N.Y.) senior goalie and Albany commit Will Ramos and Immokalee (Fla.) head coach Scott Rickard.

In addition to my guests this week, I talk a little about the latest Consensus …

Rankings, Records and All-Time Leaders

April 9th, 2017


In this week's podcast, I talk a little more about national rankings and what surprised me this week. Also, I talk with last week's Player of the …

Will It Ever Be Done Again?

March 30th, 2017


This week's podcast features a bit of follow up on last week's roundup where I talked about whether Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.) and St. Ignatius …

West Genesee Head Coach Mike Messere Talks Wins and History

March 26th, 2017


Today I’m talking to West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.) head coach Mike Messere.

This was special for me because Messere has the most wins of any high …

High School Lacrosse Roundup, March 23, 2017

March 23rd, 2017


This special edition of the Podcast is a bit of a high school lacrosse roundup. That's right, this week we're talking real results. I …

Eight Is Great With Gonzaga Head Coach Casey O'Neil

March 19th, 2017


Today I’m talking to Gonzaga head coach Casey O’Neil who looks to lead the Purple Eagles to their 8th straight Washington Catholic Athletic …

Podcast: Can McDonogh (Md.) Repeat in the MIAA A Conference?

March 12th, 2017


Today we’re digging deep into the Maryland lacrosse scene with Derek Toney of Varsity Sports Network.

For the sake of time, we focused in on the …

Brine King of Spring Lacrosse Classic Preview

March 5th, 2017


Today we’re doing a preview of the Bring King of Spring Face Off Classic held in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill North Carolina and starts Thursday, …

Philly Lacrosse

February 26th, 2017


Rivalry, Sportsmanship and Advice from Rob Bordley

February 19th, 2017


Today I’m talking to Rob Bordley the head coach at Landon School in Bethesda, Md.. 

Bordley is 5th all-time with 622 career wins and I’ll be honest, …

This Team Is Bigger Than One Person

February 12th, 2017


Today I’m talking to Tim Dodds the new head coach at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexendria, Va.) Dodds has been an assistant coach for St. Stephen’s since 2011 and was chosen after a nationwide search to be the next …

Will Ponte Vedra Win It All?

February 5th, 2017


Today I’m talking to Lee Roggenburg, senior writer for Today we're doing our 2017 Florida Boys' Lacrosse Season Preview. Included in today's discussion are the players and teams that will make …

California Players and Teams to Watch for 2017

January 29th, 2017


In this week's podcast, Jim Loftus from MaxLax Inc. and I are doing a rundown of teams and players to watch in our 2017 California Boys' Lacrosse Preview. Loftus is an editor at MaxLax Inc., which encompasses …

Make Sure You Have a Great Stick

January 8th, 2017


Today I’m talking to the newest member of the 400-point club, Henry Hunt of Old Lyme high school in Connecticut. Hunt finished his senior year by …

The Longest Game In Boys' High School Lacrosse History

December 18th, 2016


Today we’re talking about the longest game in boys’ high school lacrosse history. On April 4, 1985, St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, Va.) met …

Hotbed lacrosse with Paul VI Head Coach Bob Waters

December 11th, 2016


Today we’re talking with Paul VI head coach Bob Waters. Coach Waters took over the Paul VI program in 2012 and his first season on the sideline was …

The Need for Speed

November 13th, 2016


What Does A Scholarship Cost

November 6th, 2016


NCAA Division I men's Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 45 players but only a maximum of 12.6 scholarships to award per team. This means …

What is the Role of Club Lacrosse in Recruiting?

October 30th, 2016


Today's podcast is a rebroadcast of a Google Hangout I did with Casey O'Neil (Gonzaga), Tom Peace (, Lee Southern (NJ Riot) and Jono Zissi (Torrey Pines) in 2013.

Over the course of the podcast, we …

Can You Dodge in a Phone Booth

October 23rd, 2016


Current Medfield (Massachusetts) high school lacrosse head coach John Isaf spoke with in Episode 4 of the podcast.

We covered several …

Are You Coachable?

October 16th, 2016


St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.) head coach Rick Brocato talks about real-word tips to help players improve and make their lacrosse team. 

Whether …

Will You Work to Get to the Next Level?

October 9th, 2016


Current Santa Fe Christian (Calif.) head coach Tom DeMaio. DeMaio grew up in New England and has been coaching lacrosse for over 25 years. A former Head Coach at Northeastern University in Boston, Coach DeMaio is …

Hello, my name is ...

September 28th, 2016


The very first podcast, hosted by founder Mike Loveday. 

This episode goes over what you can expect out of this podcast series.

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