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Re: Girls 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019
Anonymous #280666 02/27/19 05:36 PM
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Just asking- what is it a out M&D that makes them so dominant?? Their defense doesn’t get much work since they are so dominant on offense. What makes them so great?


They are not. The top teams trade wins against each other. M&D, Sky walkers and Hero's games will be close. That is far from saying they are dominant. As these teams get older they tend to have very close games. Watch the 21 M&D vs. 21 Sky walkers. Great games. Nobody dominants.


M&D was definitely dominant last year won NGLL and every tournament they were in. Now will they continue to be dominant? guess we’ll have to wait and see

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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[quote=Anonymous]Just asking- what is it a out M&D that makes them so dominant?? Their defense doesn’t get much work since they are so dominant on offense. What makes them so great?


They are not. The top teams trade wins against each other. M&D, Sky walkers and Hero's games will be close. That is far from saying they are dominant. As these teams get older they tend to have very close games. Watch the 21 M&D vs. 21 Sky walkers. Great games. Nobody dominants.


M&D was definitely dominant last year won NGLL and every tournament they were in. Now will they continue to be dominant? guess we’ll have to wait and see [

Who was M&d's toughest competition last year?

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Anonymous #280673 02/27/19 07:55 PM
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[quote=Anonymous]Just asking- what is it a out M&D that makes them so dominant?? Their defense doesn’t get much work since they are so dominant on offense. What makes them so great?


They are not. The top teams trade wins against each other. M&D, Sky walkers and Hero's games will be close. That is far from saying they are dominant. As these teams get older they tend to have very close games. Watch the 21 M&D vs. 21 Sky walkers. Great games. Nobody dominants.


M&D was definitely dominant last year won NGLL and every tournament they were in. Now will they continue to be dominant? guess we’ll have to wait and see [

Who was M&d's toughest competition last year?


Top Guns. Only lost once out of about ten times they played almost every game being a battle. Monster being second followed by Heros at three.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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[quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]Just asking- what is it a out M&D that makes them so dominant?? Their defense doesn’t get much work since they are so dominant on offense. What makes them so great?


They are not. The top teams trade wins against each other. M&D, Sky walkers and Hero's games will be close. That is far from saying they are dominant. As these teams get older they tend to have very close games. Watch the 21 M&D vs. 21 Sky walkers. Great games. Nobody dominants.


M&D was definitely dominant last year won NGLL and every tournament they were in. Now will they continue to be dominant? guess we’ll have to wait and see [

Who was M&d's toughest competition last year?


Top Guns. Only lost once out of about ten times they played almost every game being a battle. Monster being second followed by Heros at three.

We lost 2x to Top Guns but the games are always competitive.

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CT Grizzlies also beat M&D Black in the Indoor National Championships division play and was very good. But to their credit, M&D Black bounced back and took advantage of advancing on a tie-break in a 3-way tie atop their division to go on and win the championship playoff vs. Top Guns.

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Didn't M&D Black and Hero's Green play in NGLL this weekend? Who won?

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CT Grizzlies also beat M&D Black in the Indoor National Championships division play and was very good. But to their credit, M&D Black bounced back and took advantage of advancing on a tie-break in a 3-way tie atop their division to go on and win the championship playoff vs. Top Guns.


Indoor? Stop

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Didn't M&D Black and Hero's Green play in NGLL this weekend? Who won?


M&D 9-5

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The NGLL North clearly the stronger division going 5-2-1 in the crossover games this weekend.

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Any surprises in NGLL so far?

Have to wait until Sunday for the M&D, Elite face off.

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TM@BOTC #284240 05/01/19 09:33 AM
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Both teams are full of talent..
Elite is the hometown team! These girls have been together for a long time. They keep the team true and small and everyone breaks a sweat during games and plays- unlike other teams with bloated rosters (hello money grab), tiers of girls who never get real playing time, and teams with girls who are only on the team because the coaches/clubs are too cowardly to cut them because of their schools or families. This increases team size and ruins cohesive engagement within the squad. Some teams who you pay over $2k to play on, have girls who barely know each other.

Yes this sounds bitter but every year I get these same observations from the new parents on the team. I wish I had something else to tell them, as it’s too late in the season by the time they are talking to me.

Everyone wants to play on the winning team so M&D are very strong for that reason.
If you want to dominate in lacrosse you must be able to score points regardless of what everyone says about it’s all teamwork.

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More info on Elite team? True and small? Does that mean few new girls each year and low roster number, how many on the team? Elite does not seem to be excelling at other age groups. Is this year just a one off exception? Best girls did not get poached to Skywalkers etc. like other years? Is the formula small roster size + low turnover scalable? Or is this just an outlier that happened to have really good players join all at once and never leave?

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Anonymous #285378 05/25/19 02:38 PM
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Elite is small and losing players each year. Lost to M&D and MD United big. Well coached but losing players.

M&D will also lose players this year. Lots of dissension with coach J. Peak. He micromanages from sidelines and all he does is run ISO’s. He doesn’t develop his players, have seen many good players slide with him. Wins due to talent + relies on same 4 players or so and doesn’t coach to team. Loses In big games, his coaching weaknesses are very obvious. Just watched it happen to him at NGLL. This year he will likely lose several good players, Robinson is too distracted doesn’t have a good pulse on his teams as long as they are “winning.” Watch the trend start to happen.

Look at MD United and Skywalkers this summer - they have much stronger and smarter coaching and are developing their teams and players more broadly.

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TM@BOTC #285393 05/26/19 08:50 AM
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What's that? The mighty mouthy M&D fell at their own declared National Champion tournament? Monsters owned them. Was not even as close as the final score. I guess little Suzy can't actually, just go to goal, all the time. NY will own the US Nationals and the National (Maryland) Championship. Just finishing what TG can't. What is with the constant screaming from the M&D coach? LOL. Enjoy your day. I know we will (or did).

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Anonymous #285403 05/26/19 03:05 PM
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Seriously . M&D is annoying but is there really a reason for this much vitriol?? Calling a winning coach mighty mouth is immature. Wow just Wow.

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