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Coaches: Understand Why They Play

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor When I take a moment to think critically about sports -- and youth sports in particular – it seems bizarre to consider how passionate we all are. In concrete terms, after all, the grass field has no meaning without us on it. The rules of the game are ...

Northwestern Women’s LAX: Let Us Count The Ways In Which They Dominate

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

By Lauren Taylor Let’s get it out up front: No other team has put out a strong enough showing during the NCAA DI Tournament (or season) to make me doubt that the “purple haze” we’ve fallen into won’t continue. I’d like to see another team besides Northwestern come out on top, (better ...

LAX Playoffs: What to Look for in This Weekend’s Matchups

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor Round one of the women’s NCAA Division 1 lacrosse tournament offered zero upsets, but expect excitement this weekend when top teams meet in the quarterfinals (championships next weekend at Towson University in Maryland). This is college sports -- and anything can happen. Breaking it down: Number one seed Northwestern ...

LAX: Women are stealing from the men (and that might be good)

Monday, April 13th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor After many years of lugging around a lacrosse stick to various U.S. locales and being met with conspicuous stares and questions of “What is that?” I was thrilled to see women’s (and men’s) lacrosse being nationally televised this past weekend. As I watched Syracuse and Notre Dame face off, ...