The best lacrosse heads for midfielders all share a common theme. They are a bit stiffer than the rest of the crowd and can all be set up with a mid-high pocket designed for guys that shoot on the run and need that extra hold to navigate traffic between the lines. Most ground balls get scooped up my middies in transition, so they need a deep high pocket that really controls the ball when they get a handle on it. So our list of best lacrosse heads for midfielders this year focuses on the advanced technology that allows these heads to be strung with maximum consistency and hold.
The Nike Lakota Universal lacrosse head has been on the best sellers list for 3 years running. Why? It’s shape is a no frills, wide throat design that sets up really well for a deep channel where the ball sits right up against the throw strings. This head will have the most hold of the bunch when strung up with a mid- high pocket. $89
The Maverik Centrik Universal lacrosse head is slightly offset so the ball will naturally find its way towards the top of the head. The top of the scoop is also slightly angled back which makes the Centrik a favorite with the faceoff guys on the wings, short stick defensive guys and LSM’s. You will see a surprising amount of these in the collegiate game with the specialists in these positions. This head is a sleeper with the elite level guys, not an advanced youth favorite yet but the word is getting out. $94
The STX Stallion 700 lacrosse head is really in a class of its own with regards to fit and finish. This head is the premier shooters head on the market today. Custom strung with STX Memory Mesh or East Coast Dyes Vortex mesh, this head has one of the sharpest releases in the game. The mid-pocket setup has excellent hold, but channel and stiffness of the head really rockets the ball out quickly. If you want the best of the best, then look no further. This is the collegiate go to this season for sure. $89
The Warrior Noz lacrosse head is the lightest midfield lacrosse head of the group. Weighing in at only 4.7 oz., this head was a special limited edition release that developed a huge following. Paired with a featherweight shaft like the Maverik Hyperlite and this stick almost floats. The Noz head shape is simple, no frills and slightly offset. The scoop sits right in line with the middle of the pocket so the setup here begs for mid-high. $94
The East Coast Dyes Mirage lacrosse head is also one of the lightest on the market. Players love the stringhole setup here which offers one of the most versatile in the game. The East Coast Dyes Mirage lacrosse head was designed by stringers for shooters. The real story here is the accuracy that comes with a properly channeled pocket. Our Pro's here at LAX.com usually dial the Mirage up with a true mid-pocket of East Coast Dyes Hero or ECD Vortex mesh and the results are awesome. Quick release, nice bag, stiff sidewall and light feel. $89
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Most high school and collegiate level players know that having a top performing head is great, but it is only as good as the guy who put your pocket in for you. LAX.com Pro stringers are trusted day in and day out by the best of the best in high school and collegiate lacrosse. See what a true, game ready pocket feels like, strung by our Pro's - it’s a complete game changer. If you play both middie and attack be sure to check out our list of the best attack lacrosse heads and shafts. LAX.com offers a wide variety of mens and women’s lacrosse equipment for every player’s ability. If you have any questions, or need advice about what might be for you or your player, feel free to give our Pro’s a call at 855-255-5294. We will be able to tell you what we think is right based on your age, ability and position. Also, be sure to download the LAX.com FREE mobile app. We push our most amazing deals there and you will also gain access to the newest gear as soon as it hits the market. See you on the fields! The Lax.com Pro Staff LAX.com Where Players Get Their Gear 855.255.5294