It is just proper form to use the stick. Because you have more chance to control the ball and more of a surface area to stop the ball. Thus you want the goalies first impulse to be to go down with the stick. Not to stick his shin out, the shin has less surface area to stop the ball and also who knows where the ball will bounce, could even go into the goal.
Where as with the stick it could only bounce forward.
Sometimes if you got to stick a shin out there then so be it, It's just not a good first reaction.
ive played goalie for 9 years now and for the first 4 or 5 years i was so bad at takin pain that i wore shin guards and thigh pads too... but i still was good if thats wat a 62% save average is...but if thats wat it takes to do ur best then so be it
I don't remember Galloway or McKeon wearing anyway.
Shin guards towards the end of the season sometimes become necessary depending on how you play. I'm a left and make a lot of saves with my right leg, so by the end of the season I need to wear one on that leg.
People who wear them before there are any damages are foolish though. Shouldn't need them to feel comfortable in goal.
West Genesee Lacrosse Traditions
West Genesee is a program steeped in tradition. Some traditions are long-standing, some more recent, some have been modified over the years...
• High Socks - This tradition dates back as far as anyone can recall. Genny is known nationwide in the lacrosse community as the "guys with the high socks". In 2002 , Inside Lacrosse Magazine conducted a internet poll asking readers their preferred sock length. One of the choices was "West Genny High Socks".
Its not an issue to wear shin guards, ill wear one for a day or two if i take good shot to the shin, But i dont think he made a save on the video, im sure he did in the game but they made him look like trash. His form wasnt that solid and his hands didnt explode to the ball very good....is he as bad as they made him look or is that a bad example
1) I think that Stephen Mahle did an amazing job in goal. Stepping in to fill John Galloways's shoes must have been a huge and stressful task, especiall as a junior.
2) I loved Ryan Barber's goal after he was slashed and the flag was thrown, that was amazing.
3) Gotta love the hair :D
4) What happened to West Islip.. who did they lose to?! I was obviously too busy following the Carthage boys...