About Coach Damon
About Coach Damon
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.
Mental Mantra’s to Help Yourself Stay Present with Molly Laliberty – LGR Episode 198
Learning About Lacrosse in Uganda with Allan Amone – LGR 197
Understanding Box Lacrosse Goalie with Steve Orleman – LGR 196
The Most Important Things to Consider with 2025 Goalie Bailey Terry – LGR 195
Learning about JUCO Lacrosse with Cam Cordova – LGR 194
Overcoming Injuries to Thrive in the Cage with Paulina DiFatta – LGR Episode 193
Goalie Tips from All-American and National Champ Pat Burkinshaw – LGR Episode 192
Bringing the Positive Vibes with Bella McCullough – Episode 191
Lessons from the Women’s World Cup with Team England Goalie Katie Greenwood – Episode 190
Using Effort and Energy to Thrive in the Cage with St. John’s Kaden Quirk – Episode 189
21 thoughts on “2017 Goalie Stick Setups of the NCAA’s Top 20 Ranked Teams”
I love my Erser II on a midlength SK Metal 2.
1. Jacob Stover uses a Shield not an Eraser
2. Most of them go to an STX school so while they do have a choice, because of sponsorships, many have to use what they are given, and so the eclipse being the more popular choice over others is not very surprising, as it is wildly more popular than the shield.
Cool, thanks for that Ryan.
I am curious why everyone is going with a shorter shaft then a mid length shaft?? seems like it would cut down on the “long pass” ability???
Just asking as I am trying to set my son up for the best options.
Also how about a posting about how to pick a goalie coach for the parents … while very subjective, I think it would be helpful to set a standard of what to expect, and what to stay away from …
Most goalies at this level have the strength to throw a long outlet even with a short shaft. They don’t need the additional torque a longer shaft provided and they like the light weight a shorter shaft gives them. Thanks for the post idea. I’ll add it to the list.
If you look at more recent pictures of goalies at STX sponsored schools, like Danny Fowler at Duke or even Gerald Logan at Hopkins, they were using what looks like a new version of the Eclipse in the fall and even some games in the spring. Did you come across any info on this?
Actually if you look at the sidewall holes on the eclipse in the picture of Gerald Logan in this post, you can see that he’s using a new version of the eclipse
I have seen this revised STX Eclipsed start to appear in pictures but unfortunately I don’t have any deets as to what it is or what the modifications are. I even tried emailing STX themselves but apparently keeping the Lax Goalie Rat up to date on product changes isn’t in their priority because they never responded.
I’ve noticed this too, there was a post about it on r/lacrosse a couple of months ago but it’s too old to even attempt to dig up.
Thanks for the great post! Maybe you could also do that for women’s goalies?
Great point. Women’s goalies post coming up shortly.
Women’s post up here – https://laxgoalierat.com/female-goalie-stick-setups-for-the-top-20-ncaa-teams/
There is probably something to the whole school /manufacturer sponsorship thing. It would be curious to know what there set up was when they were in high school before they got to D1.
If you look closely Gerald Logan is using the eclipse 2.0 in this post. I looked to see but most are not in an area where you can see the sidewalks this well. It also helps that the pic was taken later than many others.
That’s right Logan has the Eclipse 2.0. Only goalie using it here from what I can tell. I think Eclipse is releasing the Eclipse 2.0 soon – they’re teasing it on their website so we’ll see.
the picture you have for tom carey isnt carey and thats not his stick setup
Hmm yeah it is. #3 on Ohio State is Carey.
Older post but figure I’ll help you out. The Ohio state goalie pictured is actually Greg Dutton. He wore number 3 before Tom Carey and was their starter at the time of the pic.
Thanks for that George!
How can I guarantee that when i throw the ball for a long or even short outlet it doesn’t roll up in my stick and go straight up? My stick laced the same way as Christian Carson-Banister, and I was wondering if you think I need the extra lacing going straight across above that… Thanks!
That should be ok. You can try tightening the shooters a little more so they “grip” the ball coming out and it doesn’t throw as high. You can also throw in a straight shooter above the U’s.