Commentary and Theory with a yinzer slant #year9

About

1a. Pronounced four one two, never four twelve

1b. Pittsburgh area code

2. 412 Lax begin in January 2009 in a house in Shadyside, Pennsylvania. The aim was to discuss the MCLA beyond what the CollegeLax.us forums provided as well as to document the 2009 Pitt Panthers season. Shortly thereafter, we begin sharing opinions about lacrosse gear. When the MCLA season ended, we kept talking about lacrosse. Lacrosse All Stars was kind enough to pick up the blog after that first season. We went rogue for the 2013 season. Did not run a blog for the 2014 season, but continued to contribute posts for LAS as well as manage 412 social media channels. After spending the last ten months listening to podcasts, we were inspired to restart the blog for the 14/15 season. A podcast may be coming.

3. If you’ve been following this blog since the early days, you know we are a big fan of the royal we. There is in fact only one person who runs 412 Lax.

9 Responses to “About”

  1. Claude Lyneis

    Mr. Four one two–Glad to see you back to blogging. The MCLA needs some coverage these days. I am doing my best out here on the left coast. Youtube

    Sonoma vs Simon Fraser West Coast Lacrosse 2015

    It’s the USA vs Canada as the Simon Fraser Clansmen invade Sonoma in an early season MCLA shootout. Simon Fraser starts fast and jumps out to an early lead before Sonoma makes a comeback to take the lead in the second quarter.
    bhsvdieodad.

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  2. Claude Lyneis

    Mr. fouronetwo CAL vs Sonoma Lacrosse 2015

    Watch now http://youtu.be/ERtjifLImIE

    Sonoma and CAL play a rivalry lacrosse match in Memorial Stadium. Sonoma is rolling this season and CAL is learning a new offense under new coach Ned Webster. Sonoma leads early and Cal makes a comeback in the third quarter before fading at the end. Some big rips and great face-off action in the game.

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  3. Claude Lyneis

    Mr. fourone two. On Youtube at http://youtu.be/-vfWzv7ca8w

    The CAL Bears host the Dominican Penguins in Memorial Stadium in a Bay lacrosse showdown. Dominican leads early, CAL makes a run to go ahead and Dominican battles back in the third before CAL closes it out. Freshman CAL middle, Harry Buckingham, gets five goals in the game to clinch a Bear win.

    Meanwhile the Ducks lose IDAHO. Is there no mercy?

    The CAL Bears Dominican game was interesting because CAL coach Ned Webster recruited all players but the freshman on Dominicans team. Dominican started strong in there early games, but seem to be fading. Can they be forgetting all the coaching they learned? CAL started really slow but seems to be progressing.

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  4. Claude Lyneis

    Mr. Four-one-two My latest, Stanford vs Sonoma. Sonoma seems to be on the rise. Stanford vs Sonoma West Coast Lacrosse 2015

    On Youtube at https://youtu.be/KKcba4bx0Bc

    The Stanford Cardinal host the Sonoma Seawolves as the WCLL lacrosse playoffs approach. Sonoma has the edge in face-offs, ground balls, stops and goals as they roll past Stanford to improve their conference record to 3 and 2.

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  5. Claude Lyneis

    Stanford CAL 2015 Lacrosse Big Game

    On Youtube http://youtu.be/Io06uDiIeZM

    The biggest lacrosse rivalry game in the Bay Area pits the CAL Bears against the Stanford Cardinal. CAL goes out to an early 3-0 lead in the first and still leads 4-3 at half time. It’s senior night for Stanford and the they make some huge plays to make it 5 all going into the final quarter. Stanford goes up 7-5 in the fourth, but Cal scores to make it 7-6 in the last minutes, before Stanford scores a final goal to win 8-6. The win puts Stanford in the the WCLL championship tourney.

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  6. mband (@mband)

    Tumbas: here’s a point of interest for you, under the topic of MCLA brand awareness. I run men’s (18+ summer league) in Boise, Idaho. Around 200 players play in the league, and over the years we’ve cycled through just under 500. 80% of participants are current or former MCLA players. Registration requires that players select their highest level of play (“None” “High School JV” “High School Varsity” “MCLA-D2” “MCLA-D1” “NCAA-DIII” “NCAA-DII” “NCAA-D1”). You would be astounded at the number of players who don’t realize that they play(ed) MCLA ball (as opposed to NCAA), or don’t know which MCLA division they play(ed) in. I wonder (1) if this is endemic of MCLA rosters, particularly outside the top 25, and (2) if so, does this help explain teams like Oklahoma State being at a loss to honor their AQ commitment to the tournament.

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  7. Claude Lyneis

    Stanford vs Sonoma WCLL Lacrosse Semifinal 2015
    Peter Doyle found his mojo as he scores four goals along with BHS grad Hunter Irvin’s two. Stanford had to be a huge underdog, having lost to Sonoma three weeks ago 10-4 and trailing 10-1 with 2 minutes to play. Size might matter, Eric Lee 6-4, Peter Doyle 6-3 and Hunter Irvin 6-0, but probably it was more about heart.

    On youtube at http://youtu.be/VUtQhogMcV0
    Stanford and Sonoma battle for a chance to win the WCLL lacrosse championship tournament. It is a seesaw game with four ties, a last minute goal to send it to overtime and a dramatic goal to give Stanford a win.

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  8. Claude Lyneis

    Cal Men’s Lacrosse inducted the first five members at the Hall of Fame ceremony in Berkeley. Inductees ranged from Co-Founder Rick Rickerson in ’64 to Alex Mast captain of the ’98 national championship team. This short video announced the inductees to an overflow crowd at the dinner.

    On Youtube at https://youtu.be/WuyBPRtVQ-4

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  9. Claude Lyneis

    On youtube at https://youtu.be/mPnFCvAhOD8

    With the 2016 season about to start, check out Highlights West Coast Lacrosse 2015 season. Stanford, Oregon, Cal, Sonoma, Simon Fraser, Cal Poly, Santa Barbara and Dominican all included in this highlight reel. The MCLA has the west coast and the San Francisco Bay Area covered as lacrosse continues to improve out west. A bhsvideodad LyneisFilm special.

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