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Massachusetts Releases Competitive 2018 Lacrosse Slate

Bayhawks Announce Cottle's Return as Head Coach

Four Named as Mount St. Mary's Lacrosse Team Captains

Detroit Mercy 2018 Schedule Includes Five Tourney Teams

Delaware Adds Trey Wilkes to Lacrosse Staff as Vol. Asst.

Monmouth Names Four as 2018 Lacrosse Team Captains

Shillinglaw, Starsia, Sheehan Win 2017 USILA Special Awards

Loyola Announces 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Canisius Announces a 14-Game Slate for the 2018 Season

UMBC Lacrosse Schedule for 2018 Announced

Robert Morris Releases 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Furman Announces 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Marist Names Two Juniors as 2018 Lacrosse Team Captains

Georgetown Tabs Two Seniors as Lacrosse Team Captains

Monmouth 2018 Lacrosse Schedule Opens at Princeton

Merrimack Announces 12 Lacrosse NLI Early Signees

W&L's Gene McCabe to be Named President of the USILA

UMBC Selects Four Lacrosse Captains for 2017-2018

Hofstra SID Sheehan to Receive USILA Doyle Smith Award

Delaware Announces Challenging 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

MLL 2018 Schedule Released; Season to Begin April 21

Saint Joseph's Lacrosse Announces 2018 Schedule

Georgetown Unveils the Hoyas' 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Hofstra Announces Lacrosse Schedule for 2018

Wagner Announces 2018 Schedule, Names Lacrosse Captains

Bryant Bulldogs Announce 2018 Schedule

Vermont Names Two Seniors as 2018 Lacrosse Captains

Villanova Announces Lacrosse Schedule for 2018 Season

Rutgers Unveils the Scarlet Knights' 2018 Schedule

Three Members of Canada's National Team Program Resign

Boston University Names Five as 2018 Lacrosse Captains

Maryland Announces Terps' 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Vermont 14-Game 2018 Slate That Includes Albany and UVa

Lax Coach Mike: Make Face-off Work Fun!

MLL's Rattlers to Relocate to Frisco, Texas for 2018 Season

Denver Announces the Pioneers' 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Games with Duke, OSU Headline Cleveland State 2018 Slate

UMass Lowell Announces Schedule for Lacrosse 2018 Season

Boston Cannons Add Former UVa Coach Dom Starsia to Staff

Lafayette Announces Lacrosse Captains for 2018 Season

Ohio State Signs 12 to National Letters of Intent for 2018-19

Penn State Signs 10 Lacrosse Recruits for the 2019 Season

Dan Patrone Named New Lacrosse Head Coach at Medaille

Lacrosse Fares Well in NCAA Graduation Rate Success Report

Providence Names Five as 2018 Lacrosse Team Captains

Lehigh Unveils Mountain Hawks' 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Colgate Announces Lacrosse Slate for the 2018 Season

Lehigh Announces Lacrosse Team Captains for 2018

Penn State Names Four as 2018 Lacrosse Team Captains

Allegheny C. Announces the Addition of Lacrosse for 2020

High Point Releases Schedule for 2018 Lacrosse Season

Pietramala Announces Johns Hopkins' 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Navy Announces 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

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Canada Routs USA in Heritage Cup, Iroquois Nationals in U17

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Top Story

Changes at LaxPower as the 2018 Season Approaches

LaxPower has now been around for 20 years, and the people running the site on a daily basis have remained the same since they came on board during the first few years. That will change by the end of 2017. Dan Larsen (who began in 1998) and George Baldassare (1999) will be leaving on December 15.

Dan has handled all news and photography postings, women's lacrosse schedules and ratings, job listings, script and database work, and helped with men's recruits and some Forum administration. George has taken care of everything related to high school boys' lacrosse, served as the chief Forum administrator and moderator, and has been the main person handling men's recruits.

Remaining with LaxPower are Bob Kroshefsky (men's lacrosse), George Hollenbeck (who will shift from girls' to boys' lacrosse), Bill Allen (women's lacrosse scores and recruits), and Larry Feldman (the site's founder, who maintains the ratings program and also works on NCAA tournament predictions and player ratings). George's daughter Keelin is slated to take over girls' lacrosse.

At the time this was posted, Active Network -- the company LaxPower is a part of -- will deal with several areas handled by Dan and George B. as follows:

* News Headlines on the home page and Scoreboard recap links: Will not be updated unless someone new is brought on board.

* Forum: It is likely that the link for new registrations will be available infrequently, if at all.

* Men's Recruits: Although existing listings will remain, new submissions will not be accepted.

* Job Listings: New submissions will not be accepted. Current listings will display until ads reach their expiration date. Note: You can list coaching vacancies at US Lacrosse.

It is not known if/when any of the discontinued services will be resumed. If we have more information before the curtain falls, we'll let you know.

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LaxPower started in the days of slow, often painful dial-up connections. Back then, we generated all of the ratings pages on personal computers and then FTP'd the files -- often numbering in the thousands -- to the server. One could stream several movies more easily and quickly today!

Times changed, thankfully, and almost everything was moved to servers and database tables. But LaxPower was a victim of its popularity. For years, the site carried no advertising, everyone worked as a volunteer, and we covered the cost of hosting and technical help ourselves. After a period of running Google ads to deal with expenses, we eventually looked for help. To make a very long story very short, in the summer of 2007 we were purchased by Active Network, at the time a privately held company and now a recent acquisition of Global Payments.

As almost everyone knows, times changed in another way: lacrosse exploded in popularity. From 2001 to 2017, for example, the number of boys' high school teams we covered grew from 1,622 to 4,033 (an increase of 149%), while the number of games climbed from 11,609 to 31,446 (171%). That's impressive, to say the least, and the trends are very similar for men's, women's, and girls' lacrosse.

Even though the six of us have worked since 2007 as either Active employees or contractors, an effort that began as a labor of love "for the fan, for the sport" continued with that as a primary motivation. George and I are very happy to have contributed in whatever ways we could to support the community in the growth and development of the sport. It's meant considerable work, but it's been both enjoyable and rewarding.

Thanks to the many, many of you who have helped us or the lacrosse community along the way! It's been a pleasure working with you. We will miss the interactions we've had with everyone over the years and hope to see you at a game in the spring sometime.

Dan and George

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