May Madness Head Bracket Challenge

May Madness Bracket Challenge Semi-Finals

The final four teams are set for Championship Weekend! After a thrilling Quarterfinals round, the #1 Fighting Irish will battle the #4 Pioneers while the #6 Terrapins face-off against the un-ranked Blue Jays. These match-ups are quite familiar to the lacrosse world as these teams met previously in the regular season. In those games, both lower seeds came out victorious so while Notre Dame and Maryland will look to prove their high seedings, they will also be looking for redemption.

Alongside the NCAA tournament, our May Madness Bracket Challenge has entered the Semi-Final round loaded with 4 of the top heads in the game today. Each of these four heads are known to be used by the top collegiate players and will make an appearance this Championship Weekend! Cast your votes below to decide which heads will make it to the finals and do not forget to comment below with your Championship prediction and the shaft you would use with the winning head!

Maverik Optik vs STX Super Power

Maverik Optik

Head Spec: Universal

Position Recommendation: Offensive Midfield

Key Details: The Optik is an offensive minded head designed with level 2 bottom rail sidewall that’s perfect for a low-mid pocket. This specialized pocket placement is ideal for an offensive midfielder looking for enough control to dodge towards the cage with a quick release for those shots on the run. This head is known to be a favorite among the midfield unit of Notre Dame, who are notorious for bringing the heat on their outside shots.

STX Super Power

Head Spec: Universal

Position Recommendation: Attack/Midfield

Key Details: The STX island ball stop reduces the weight in throat of the head. When an offensive player is caught in a tight situation on the crease, every second you can save is critical. The unique style behind the Super Power comes from the scalloped scoop design, which allows extra flex when shooting for additional snap and power. This offensive minded head pairs up well with the Denver Pioneers as their wizard of an Offensive Coordinator, Matt Brown, has led the Pio’s into Championship weekend before and will look to make their mark this year.

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
Start date 22-04-2015 17:14:13
End date 23-05-2015 23:59:59
Poll Results:
Which head is your favorite?

Nike CEO vs Nike Lakota

Nike CEO U

Head Spec: Universal

Position Recommendation: Attack

Key Details: As the most-pinched universal head from Nike, the CEO is widely known as a favorite for attackmen looking for ultimate ball control. The bottom rail design of this head provides unbeatable support for a mid-pocket placement that is great for a quick release to make those passes & shots in tight on the crease. The Terrapins from Maryland are the #1 defensive team in the country, but they will have to really put up an offensive show to be able to stand up to the high scoring Blue Jays.

Nike Lakota U

Head Spec: Universal

Position Recommendation: Attack/Midfield

Key Details: Constructed with a bottom rail model creates a natural mid-to-high pocket allowing for quick release on the run and ultimate control for scooping up ground balls. The maximum pinch and compact design of the Lakota provides excellent ball retention for those offensive players dodging through defenses at every angle. Johns Hopkins has been to find and hold onto the ball when it mattered most during the NCAA tournament which is why they are the only unseeded team left standing.

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
Start date 22-04-2015 17:14:13
End date 23-05-2015 23:59:59
Poll Results:
Which head is your favorite?

These four heads have made it to Championship weekend but only two will make it to the finals, which ones will they be? Voting this round ends May 23rd with the final round to be opened shortly after so stay tuned!

Round 3 Full Bracket



  • Thomas Le

    Pretty sure Hopkins vs. Denver for the final… Got the Lakota U on a Nike Alpha Elite pole.

    • Thomas Le

      Not sure who will win it all though…

      • Thomas Le

        Okay consistently wrong here. Denver wins it all.