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Hosted by Sean Baligian and Greg Durham, STATE CHAMPS! Face Off Lacross Podcast takes a weekly look at the MHSAA Lacrosse season. New episodes air every Thursday for the duration of the season.

Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

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Hosted by Sean Baligian and Greg Durham, STATE CHAMPS! Face Off Lacross Podcast takes a weekly look at the MHSAA Lacrosse season. New episodes air every Thursday for the duration of the season.

Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

    Championship Edition

    Championship Edition

    For the final episode of the season, we take a look back at the MHSAA State Championship. We kick things off talking with Ajay Chawla, head coach of the Division 1 Champion Brother Rice Warriors, to learn more about his team, the program, and how they overcame the adversity of the last year. We close things out talking about the Division 2 State Championship.

    Congratulations to Birmingham Brother Rice on winning the Division 1 State Championship and East Grand Rapids on winning the Division 2 State Championship.

    Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

    • 28 min
    Previewing the State Finals

    Previewing the State Finals

    Hosts Sean Baligian and Greg Durham kick things off talking about the excitement that we've seen in the Lacrosse playoffs so far and Coach gives his thoughts on the end of his team's season. We talk about the MHSAA Lacrosse State Finals and some of the things that should be improved. Then we preview the final four games of the MHSAA Lacrosse Finals.

    Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

    • 24 min
    Liam MciLroy - Cass Tech Head Coach

    Liam MciLroy - Cass Tech Head Coach

    This week on Face Off, hosts Sean Baligian and Greg Durham are joined by Cass Tech Lacrosse Head Coach, Liam McIlroy, just after his Technicians squad won their first MHSAA playoff game ever. We talk about growing the sport in the city of Detroit and the struggles that come with a young program and playing during COVID.

    Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

    • 26 min
    Mike Van Antwerp - Okemos

    Mike Van Antwerp - Okemos

    Sean Baligian and Greg Durham are joined by Okemos head coach Mike Van Antwerp. We kick things off by talking about the change in weather, how that affects athletes and what changes coaches have to make to keep their kids safe. We'll also talk about how the COVID changes have impacted his team, how the sport has grown, and how the Chiefs have fared so far this season.

    Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

    • 27 min
    Preventing Lacrosse Injuries w/ Dr. John Morasso of the DMC

    Preventing Lacrosse Injuries w/ Dr. John Morasso of the DMC

    This week on Face Off, Sean Baligian and Greg Durham talk about Orcard Lake St. Mary's upcoming trip to the CHSL Championship and Lorne Plant is joined by Dr. John Morasso of the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to talk about how you can help prevent common lacrosse injuries.

    Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

    • 37 min
    Andy Shira - Forest Hills Central

    Andy Shira - Forest Hills Central

    This week, Sean Baligian and Greg Durham are joined by Forest Hills Central head coach Andy Shira, fresh off an overtime win against East Grand Rapids. We talk with him about how COVID has affected his team and how they've been able to overcome the adversity. We also look at how the game has evolved on the west side of Michigan and how it's become so popular. Coach Shira also takes a look at his team and talks about his expectations for the season.

    Presented by Lawrence Technological University, the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.

    • 26 min

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reg_hartner13 ,

Great content. Great hosts.

Sean and Greg do a great job covering the state of Michigan and the game of lacrosse.

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