The Great Lakes Lacrosse League (GLLL) is a regional organization of non-varsity men's club field lacrosse programs in the Midwestern United States. The GLLL was founded in 2004 to provide a competitive league for teams in the Midwest who want to play in

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CATCHING UP WITH NORTHWESTERN
by Master Admin posted 03/11/2017


CATCHING UP WITH NORTHWESTERN

 

Following Northwestern University’s thrilling 5-4 win over the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to open up on the season on Friday in Chicago, we have the privilege with speaking with team Captain, Jack Tomasi. The Northwestern Sophomore was thrilled with how the team started their 2017 campaign. This year’s Wildcat roster consists of 15 guys that are looking to improve from last season. Goals for the team this year are to continue to build interest in the program, retain current players for all four years and advance in the GLLL Tournament. The season ended last year for the 2016 Northwestern squad in the first round of the “A” bracket to eventual champion, the University of Notre Dame and they are using that experience to motivate themselves to advance and make a run in the GLLL tournament. Tomasi contributes some of the team’s defensive success to converted Ice Hockey players who have found a passion in the game of the lacrosse. The young team, consisting of just 2 seniors is quite unique in that 100% of the roster is affiliate with an on-campus Greek organization. When asked if there are any tensions or rivalries, given that players are all on different fraternities, Tomasi states that when the team takes the field, they want to win and want to win together. Good luck to the Wildcats!

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March 10th, 2017 Featured Game of the Night
by Master Admin posted 03/10/2017


Tonight's featured game was played in Chicago, IL on a 26 degree night under the lights at Montrose Fields. In both team's first games of the GLLL season Northwestern and UW Milwaukee played in an instant classic. Right off the bat, Northwestern notched two quick goals within the first 5 minutes of the contest. The Panthers of UWM came roaring back to tie things up at 3-3 going into halftime. Northwestern talied one more early on in the second half to make the score 4-3 until UWM quickly tied the game up. Then with 4:31 remaining in the game, Northwestern takes advantage of a turnover and sinks what ended up being the game winner 5-4 on the freezing cold night in Chicago. If the first game of the season is any indication of how the season will turn out, prepare yourself for a lot of fun this season.

 

BOX SCORE (3/10/17 Chicago, IL)

--------------    First | Second | Total

UW Milwaukee |    3  |    1      | 4

Northwestern  |   3   |    2      | 5

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The GLLL Welcomes the University of Iowa in 2017
by Master Admin posted 03/09/2017

GLLL WELCOMES IOWA

RYAN DWYER

 

In the Spring of 2004, the GLLL was born and 9 teams participated in the inaugural season. GLLL Coordinator and University of Wisconsin-Madison head coach, Hal Rosenberg had a vision that included growing the game that he loves and making the game accessible to as many players in the Midwest as possible. It is safe to say to that Hal has certainly impacted thousands of the players over the years as the GLLL has grown every year since its inception and will humbly celebrate 40 different college and universities suiting up to play in the league’s 13th season of competitive club lacrosse. Every year, in the off-season, the Board of Directors is hopeful to receive calls and emails from interested club teams around the Midwest region. In November of 2016, the GLLL received a call from the University of Iowa inquiring about the possibility of joining and the Board of Directors celebrated when the guys from Iowa City committed to the joining the GLLL in December. The league prides itself on having a diverse range of public and private college and universities but it is always great to welcome universities such as Iowa who possess such a strong academic and athletic tradition.

Iowa comes to the GLLL from the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference (GRLC) of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) where it had played club lacrosse for over 30 years. The 2017 Hawkeyes club is led by first year Head Coach Kevin McBride and Club President and Senior Marketing Major and Anthropology minor, Nick Block. When asked why Iowa decided to join the GLLL Block listed affordability, scheduling and assigned referees as key selling points that will provide “less hoops to jump through” when setting up the season and focus more on what’s important: playing lacrosse and having fun. Coach McBride is carrying a roster of 26 guys this Spring which is up from 18 players in the 2016 season in the MCLA. Block attributes the boost in numbers in part to Coach McBride’s understanding of team expectations and overall supportive coaching nature along with a very positive vibe that is surrounding this year’s club. This year’s squad is a young one consisting of a majority of Freshman and Sophomore players which sets the table for a bright program future. When asked what the team goals are for the team’s first season in the GLLL, President Block states, “win the GLLL Tournament in our first year!” The team is already off to a great start starting the season off 2-0 with convincing wins over South Dakota State University 17-2 and The University of North Dakota 11-3. Both games were played in Abderdeen, SD to open up the 2017 GLLL campaign. The South Dakota trip is just one of 5 road trips they will make during their inaugural GLLL season with hopes of being able to host games next season in Iowa City. When asked to describe the 2017 Iowa lacrosse team in 1 word, Block chose “sarcastic” so it is safe to say those long bus rides will be entertaining to say the least. Welcome to the GLLL, Iowa!

 

 

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GLLL Launches Magazine!
by Master Admin posted 03/06/2017

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