Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/19/13
Longstreth Women’s Sports is excited to announce this spring’s annual “Stick Picks” for the season’s top women’s sticks.
Each year, Longstreth’s strive to carry top-of-the-line products for all ages and levels of experience; and this year is no different. Our mission is to provide all the necessary tools for the female lacrosse athlete to succeed.
Below, we offer our recommendations for players based on experience level. The STX Crux 10, Brine A2, Under Armour Assert, and deBeer NV3 are great sticks for intermediate to advanced players. The deBeer Swag, deBeer Impulse Pro and STX Nova are sticks are geared for all levels of play and are perfect for players still developing.
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The STX Crux 10 is a great stick for attackers, but can be used at all positions and at many different levels of play. This versatility makes it a popular choice for many college teams. The low, sleek sidewall allows for great pocket depth and superb agility. The narrow head gives maximum ball control and protection; while the Runway pocket provides a great ball channel for any shooter or feeder. You can’t go wrong with this stick.
The Brine A2 (formally the Amonte 2) has a reputation for being one of the best all-around sticks in the game. This is a powerful shooting stick with maximum release and accuracy on shots and tough passes. The stiffness of the head also makes it great on the draws, providing strong support in those crowded and sometimes messy 50/50 situations. This stick will take your game to the next level.
The Under Armour Assert is new for 2013, and is being used by some of the most advanced players in the country. The updated Illusion pocket provides great ball control while the U-shape scoop increases accuracy and improves velocity. This head makes it easy to throw perfect passes and hit the corners of the goal when shooting. Any top player would love this stick.
A consistently hot product is the deBeer NV3, which continues to prove why it is one of the most trusted sticks in the game. The offset head helps put the ball in the sweet spot for a quick and accurate release, giving attackers incredible whip on their shot. The head is also most narrow near the ball stop, which improves ball control, but has a wide, flat top to ease catching and groundballs. This is a great stick for players who want a stick that has proven results.
Another addition to our 2013 line is the deBeer Swag which is ideal for midfielders. This stiff head is perfect for players who dominate groundballs and control possession in the midfield. The sidewall is low, which helps allow for a deeper pocket, while also being sturdy when competing for groundballs and getting checked. The head has a wide surface area, which means more area to catch the ball or block passes. All types of players will love the versatility of this stick.
The deBeer Impulse Pro 2 is a veteran in the women’s lacrosse game and used by players all over the world. This stick has been a reliable option for many years and continues to be a top recommendation for players at all levels. The face has a wide surface area and a flat scoop making catching and groundball pick up easier. The lower sidewall allows for the maximum pocket depth allowed in a stick legal for international play. This is a great pick for players at any level.
The STX Nova is a great stick for emerging to intermediate players that provides all the necessary features for improvement and taking your game to the next level. The head is wide and perfect for players still honing their stick work. The updated sidewall makes this stick lightweight without sacrificing strength. This stick works great for players who are looking to improve their skills.
We hope our recommendations are able to guide you this spring when purchasing new equipment. These highlighted sticks are just a few of the large selection we offer at Longstreth. Call 800-545-1329 to ask about team pricing, uniforms, fanwear, practice packages, and fundraising opportunities. Visit www.longstreth.com to see our full selection of gear or stop by our retail store in Parker Ford, PA (just 30 minutes west of King of Prussia) to check out our one-of-a-kind shop.