Inside the November 2020 Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine


Jules Heningburg might not have played in the PLL Championship Series this summer, but the Redwoods LC attackman still made an impact in the lacrosse world.

In the wake of a renewed discussion surrounding racial injustice in this country, Heningburg banded together with other Black players in the PLL to form the Black Lacrosse Alliance. It turns out activism is not uncommon in the Heningburg family.

Staff writer Nelson Rice profiles Heningburg and his family in the November 2020 edition of US Lacrosse Magazine, telling the story of how and why Heningburg is made for this movement.

Also in the November edition: How US Lacrosse and the Black Lacrosse Alliance teamed up for a revamped Anti-Harassment and Discrimination policy, by Matt DaSilva; Meet the men behind Blaxers Blog, by Matt Hamilton; Life After Lax with current full-time NFL scout Hannah Burnett, by Matt DaSilva; A raw conversation with Lyle Thompson, by Matt Hamilton; Second Chance at a Last Dance, a package of stories surrounding college seniors getting another shot at redemption.

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UP FRONT

From the CEO: Committed to Change
By Steve Stenersen

US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen: "A bright light has been shined on an inconsistent lacrosse culture that has not been as welcoming to all as it must be."

From the Editor: The Kids Are All Right
By Matt DaSilva

Editor in Chief Matt DaSilva writes about how young athletes today are working to make the world better for future generations.

From the Field: Good to Go

Learn more about the US Lacrosse sanctioning program, which provides best practices for tournament operators.

ONLY ON USLAXMAGAZINE.COM

  • They're In: The Iroquois Nationals have accepted an invitation to The World Games 2022.

  • We put together the Early 2021 Rankings for both the Division I men and women.

  • Top Class of 2022 recruits like Joey Spallina and Dom Pietramala have chosen where they'll play in college.

  • US Lacrosse produced a six-part webinar series called SheCompetes, focusing on women in sports.

  • Jeff Teat went first overall to the New York Riptide in the NLL Entry Draft. Twenty-one Americans were selected.

  • During Hispanic Heritage Month, US Lacrosse partnered with Lacrosse the Nations to share stories of proud Hispanic Americans in lacrosse.

FUEL

Setting the Standard
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Maverik's pioneering EKG line works to put commotio cordis out of commission.

No Racism Allowed
By Matt DaSilva

Sweet Lax, NLF and BLA endorse Anti-Harassment and Discrimination policy.

With Love and Compassion
By Matt Hamilton

Meet the men behind Blaxers Blog, the popular platform for minority lacrosse players — and US Lacrosse Magazine's newest content partner.

5-and-5: Social Butterfly
By Matt Hamilton

Tari Kandemiri — aka Official Lax Girl on social media — tells the world who the best lacrosse follows are on Twitter.

Life After Lax: Scout's Honor
By Matt DaSilva

Former UMass women's lacrosse player Hannah Burnett is now a full-time scout in the NFL for the New York Giants.

Can't Stop the Evolution
Sponsored Content

Warrior unveils the EVO QX, the latest in its legacy line of lacrosse heads.








FEATURES

A Conversation with Lyle Thompson
By Matt Hamilton

In a raw interview with US Lacrosse Magazine, Thompson kept coming back to the spirituality of the sport and what he feels is lost in the modern lacrosse landscape. These are his words.

Not There Yet
By Matt Hamilton

The Haudenosaunee women seek top-eight performance in 2021.

'It Felt Like a Regular Life'
By Brian Logue

Laconia (N.H.) Lacrosse Club provides sense of normalcy with return to play.

New Era for Say-Lax
By Brian Logue

Founded by the late Bob Slate, Saugerties (N.Y.) Area Youth lacrosse enjoys resurgence.

Unexpected Gift
By Paul Ohanian

Generous donor demonstrates big heart to help grow the game.

Where Have All the Fields Gone?
By Paul Ohanian

Shortage of field space forces Virginia leagues to get creative.

Battle Tested
By Paul Ohanian

Celebrating 10 years of youth lacrosse in Mobile, Alabama.

Homegrown Solution
By Kenny DeJohn

Champions of Summer revival gives Minnesota high school and youth teams a chance to play.

Bridging the Opportunity Gap
By Matt DaSilva

Dallas-based Bridge Lacrosse provides a pathway for DFW's urban youth.

Building Bridges
By Matt Hamilton

Valenzuela twins, Los Aztecas blend love of lacrosse with Mexican heritage.

She's a Real Gem
By Paul Ohanian

Treasure Valley Youth Lacrosse League founder Maggie Williams pioneered the sport's growth in Idaho.

Resilience in New Mexico
By Matt DaSilva

Albuquerque is all in on lacrosse — even during the pandemic.

Shoot Your Shot
By Kenny DeJohn

Julia Lisella, Colorado's All-American goalie and resident 'grandma,' moonlights on the runway.

Running on Rocket Power
By Matt Hamilton

Seventh-year seniors Jimmy Perkins and Adam Charalambides still playing college lacrosse at 24.

How the Rich Got Richer
By Kenny DeJohn

How the Duke men and UNC women worked the transfer portal to — somehow — get even better than before.

A Beacon of Hope
By Nelson Rice

Why Jules Heningburg was made for this movement.

Make Next Season Your Best Season
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Athletic Republic's offseason training for in-season performance.




PHOTO COURTESY OF PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE

Jules Heningburg playing for Redwoods LC during the inaugural PLL season in 2019.


USA Insider

Raising Katie
By Justin Lafleur

The daughter of a world-class official, U.S. hopeful Katie O'Donnell grew up around the game.

How-To Snag One-Handed Draws
A lesson with Taylor Cummings

Learn all about Cummings' technique in the center circle.

Rare Company
By Brian Logue

Only five players in U.S. history have ever suited up in four world championship events.

GIVE & GO

John Ranagan
Interview by Matt Hamilton

Catching up with the Chrome, Riptide and U.S. indoor team's "giraffe on roller skates."