Making their reappearance into lacrosse in 2016, adidas has come out strong. After a 5 year hiatus, the world renown sports brand has shown the lacrosse community that they are committed to the game as they have released a full line of equipment including complete protective line, two shaft lines, 3 different heads and much more. Although the general lacrosse population may be reluctant to try out a new brand, some storied college programs like Bucknell, Delaware and Bryant have picked adidas for the first time and are very happy they have done so. We asked our friends at Lacrosse All Stars about how they think these three squads will fair this season as they don their new gear.
Bucknell – The Bison went 9-6 in 2015, and an astounding 11 of their 15 games were decided by 2 goals or less. In those 11 games Bucknell went 7-4. 2016 won’t see the Bison turn into a scoring monster, but 9 seniors and 8 juniors could translate well to more composed wins in tight games.
Bryant – The Bulldogs have talent in good places, and lots of young size on the roster. If younger guys have adapted and matured, Bryant could certainly improve on their 8-10 record from 2015. In goal and on defense, Bryant has been thriving. 2016 will require their offense to show up again for them to make it back to the NCAAs.
Delaware – Delaware started off 2015 bouncing between wins and losses before starting their Colonial slate of games to end their season. With only one CAA win, it did not go that well. The 2016 schedule for the Blue Hens is set up the same way, and if Delaware can enter CAA play with a .500 record this year, it could be a very different story.
Stay tuned to Lacrosse All Stars for updates on these three teams and more NCAA action. For all the latest adidas equipment from protective, to sticks and cleats check out the selection at LACROSSE.COM.