Lacrosse Players on Twitter You Should Follow
Considered to be the best social media platform available, and much to the chagrin of their coaches, print and TV media, a expanding number of Lacrosse players are present and hugely popular in the Twitter mainly to promote themselves, increase fan base and be able to connect to their fans in an easier manner. Such moves are more welcome given the fact that Lacrosse is one of those sports which has its niche followers and fan base restricted to Canada, US, UK and Australia. In giving a more insider’s version of the game, the players not only hook up interest for future players this way but also bring in a bonhomie encompassing all the game followers. Here we analyze few of the most popular players whom you can add to your twitter stream.
Twitter handle: @PaulRabil.
Paul Rabil has almost become the international face of this game. He is a player with the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League and the Boston Cannons of the Major League Lacrosse. With over 36,300 followers, he is one of the most popular and avid user of all NLL players present in twitter. His tweets about the behind the scenes of life as a celebrity and as a Lacrosse player are valued and appreciated by his huge follower base.
Twitter Handle: @KyleHarrison18
This star mid-fielder of Denver Outlaws of Major Lacrosse League is currently on LXM pro tour. He has about 12,150 followers in Twitter and has a twitter stream of more than 15, 000 tweets.
3. Max Seibald
Twitter Handle: @maxseibald42
Another popular midfielder is Max Seibald, who has over 5,700 followers and connects well with his fans through his own thoughts, insider’s jokes, as well as personal information. He is a player for the Long Island Lizards of MLL and the Philadelphia Wings of the NLL. He is also the founder of the Maximum Lacrosse camps and clinics that helps and directs budding Lacrosse stars across the USA.
4. Chazz Woodson
Twitter Handle: @ ChazzWoodson
One of the most inspiring players to come across tweeter, Chazz Woodson has a fan following base of over 5,300 in twitter. He is fairly regular twitter person and keeps fan fans and followers updated on all aspects of his life and game.
6. Julian Watts
Twitter Handle: @Jwatz11
A very avid twitter user, Julian Watts maintains a protected twitter account and has more than 6,000 tweets informing his close group of fan base about personalized details about the game, his own insights as well as personal life tid-bits. Julian is a player at the Long Islands Lizards and currently chosen for the Ohio Machine to play the MLL.
7. Zack Greer
Twitter Handle @ Zack Greer88
With a well developed fan following in twitter of about 3,000 tweeple, Zack Greer is a Canadian player who plays for the Long Island Lizards in MLL and the Edmonton Rush of the NLL and is currently a LXM pro Reebok Lacrosse player. He regularly keeps his followers in twitter informed about his thoughts, routine as well as deep insights of the game.
These players and their followers have one thing in common, the love for the game and the passion for being where they are. Their valuable thoughts, comments and behind the camera view as a pro athlete are reasons which make them a Lacrosse fan’s favorite.
About The Author: Claudia is a writer/blogger. She loves writing, traveling and reading books. She contributes on ReputationChanger.com
Sports Techie, Our community gratitude goes out to Claudia for providing this terrific blog that hits home. I personally love lacrosse and applaud the social media efforts these magnificent seven of lax are doing for the sport via twitter.
Lacrosse dates back to the Native American’s before white settlers reached our shores. Today, it is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the United States. I started playing with my high school mates back in the early 1980’s when Washington state had all of four and a half boy’s high school teams. I was the head lax coach at my alma mater last year and a U.S. Lacrosse member. It was an amazing year at Redmond while maintaining my Sports Techie social media habits so I understand how these guys juggle everyday life with their passion for representing and growing the beautiful sport of lacrosse. Last Sunday, I was the ref at the Open League that plays lax on a new turf field in Kirkland where high-tech meets low-tech at Big Finn. This state of the art field has a Daktronics scoreboard solution, video cameras installed around the field on the light posts, an HD big screen in the storage building used to analyze games and practice, and a simple wall for kids to play wall ball against.
An interesting twitter fact to share is that when Paul Rabil began on Twitter, he followed @SportsTechieNET for a few days and then stopped. I was honored by the follow and understand he felt the need to stop following. In a perfect world, that would not happen but we do not live in a perfect world. As it is, I absolutely respect how Paul has been a wonderful ambassador for the game and I follow him both as a fan and Sports Techie. Paul is a lifetime athlete who uses sports tech to optimize his game and training. Plus, he knows several of my good friends at Wimmer Solutions and was a former Washington Stealth player so se la vie.
I can tell you with joy that the Washington Stealth @StealthLax with 3,570 twitter friends, and captain Kyle Sorensen @ksorrie_11 with 603, are active on Twitter. They are getting ready to play the Rochester Knighthawks @RocKnighthawks with 5,596 twitter followers, in the NLL Playoff Championship game at the Langley Events Centre, in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, May 11th at 4:00pm PST.
To bring this full circle, the Stealth’s VP and GM is my long-time friend, Doug Locker. Doug was the admission director and lacrosse coach at Whittier College who recruited two of my friends and I as we walked down the halls at Redmond high school in 1984. The opportunity to go down to Southern California and play this new school sport while receiving a Liberal Arts education at a Quaker institution was as easy decision and the right thing to do. I had never been to SoCal before and knew nothing about Quakers but going to Whittier with my teammates was a positive life altering experience. So was finally getting my hard earned Political Science B.A. in 1995 as a proud Poet and happy Sachsen society member.
Hats off to the lacrosse equipment manufacturers who are also well represented on Twitter and other social media platforms like Facebook, Google and YouTube. Lacrosse sports technology has come a long way in my three decades involved with the sport and is only getting better. Sports Techie, follow and send a tweet to Paul, cheer on the Stealth, and be a part of the global sport of lacrosse on twitter. The Native American Chief’s of old would have liked that…
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Championship Bus Trip with the Bombshells
Travel with the Bombshells Dance Team to the NLL Championship at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, May 11. Travel in style with the Bombshells Dance Team to the 2013 NLL Championship on Saturday, May 11. For only $25, fans will travel round-trip to Langley, British Columbia to see the Washington Stealth battle the Rochester Knighthawks.
The bus will depart from the Holiday Inn in Everett (near Comcast Arena) on Saturday, May 11 at 10am. Each passenger must have their passport to gain entry into Canada. The bus will depart Langley one (1) hour following the conclusion of the game. Bus seating is limited, so call 877.MY.75.TIX to reserve your seat. Passengers MUST ALREADY have purchased a game ticket, or reserved their season seat. The price of the bus does not include a game ticket.