LAXMEDALS.COM ADDS 1977 NCAA LACROSSE DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL TO VINTAGE MEDAL COLLECTION

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1977 NCAA Divison II Lacrosse Championship Medal – HOBART

Laxmedals.com is the medal of lacrosse champions around the world. Laxmedals.com is the world’s premier lacrosse award company providing extraordinary lacrosse recognition awards including lacrosse medals, lacrosse plaques, lacrosse trophies, lacrosse referee coins, and many other custom lacrosse awards and lacrosse gifts.

Laxmedals.com is pleased to announce the addition of a new lacrosse medal to it’s one-of-a-kind collection of vintage lacrosse medals: The 1977 NCAA Division II Championship Medal awarded to the Hobart Statesmen.

“I was so excited to see this really rare medal come available to add to our collection.” Says Mike Rogers, President of Laxmedals.com. “This medallion was presented to a member of the 1977 Division II Lacrosse National Champions, Hobart. These types of awards are most likely handed down to family members as a family inheritance so to have this medal added to our collection and to share it with the lacrosse community is very special. The 1977 Hobart team was as dominant as any in lacrosse history this medal was presented to a very special collection of lacrosse players. This medal is a beautiful medal very rare”

The 1977 NCAA Divison II Lacrosse Championship Medal. The 1977 Hobart lacrosse team captured the Division II National Championship, making it back-to-back championship seasons for Head Coach Jerry Schmidt and the Statesmen. It was the team’s fourth consecutive trip to the Division II title game. In the championship game on May 22, 1977, Hobart earned a 23-13 victory over Washington College. The Statesmen’s leading scorer, Roy McAdam ’80, established a tournament record with 21 points over four games. The 1977 Hobart team outscored its opponents with an astonishing mark of 351-112.

Laxmedals.com was created in 2011 with a simple goal; of becoming the leading provider of the finest and most original lacrosse awards. Laxmedals has since proven itself an innovator in the custom design and manufacture of lacrosse recognition awards including lacrosse medals, lacrosse plaques, lacrosse coins, lacrosse referee coins, and lacrosse trophies. While building a first-class reputation in lacrosse award design, Laxmedals.com was called upon to design custom award medals for other sports including soccer medals, football medals, baseball medals, swimming medals, and volleyball medals. Laxmedals also provides services for corporate and business recognition awards. We proudly support our armed services by designing custom challenge coins and military style dogtags for veteran organizations and fund raising events.

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LAXMEDALS.COM PRESENTS NEW TRADITIONS PLAQUE FOR 2017

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Laxmedals.com is please to present the new 2017 “Traditions” award plaque. The Traditions plaque features a beautiful 6-inch 3D Native American lacrosse medallion on a solid oak 8″ x 10″ wood base plaque. “The Traditions plaque compliments our current selection of custom trademarked lacrosse awards, which honor the Native American heritage of the sport of lacrosse.”  Says Michael Rogers, president and founder of Laxmedals.com. “The award is special and to present this award to someone deserving of special recognition through contribution in lacrosse really honors their commitment in honoring the spirit of the game. The plaque is beautiful we are sure to impress with this new product.”

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LAXMEDALS.COM PROVIDES 2014 WCLA PLAYER OF YEAR AWARDS

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Laxmedals.com is proud to support the US Lacrosse/Harrow 2014 WCLA Player of the Year awards. The awards chosen this year are the Laxmedals.com 4×6 Heritage plaque mounted on a handmade solid walnut 8×10 wood plaque with custom etched award plates. “We are proud to present our medals to the nation’s best lacrosse players and coaches.” Says Mike Rogers, President of Laxmedals.com. “We feel these are fitting presentation awards to acknowledge their year long dedication to be the best lacrosse players and coaches.”

 

 

 

Laxmedals.com Displays New Products at 2014 US Lacrosse Convention

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Laxmedals.com returned to Philadelphia to participate in the 2014 US Lacrosse Convention Expo to display it’s array of custom medal products featuring the new All-American plaques. “The response couldn’t have been more energetic and enthusiastic for our products.”  Reported Mike Rogers, President of Laxmedals.com. “We certainly turned lots of heads with our collection of medals this year we never seem to get enough of the “So glad we found you…” comments it really made our weekend memorable”  The new All-American plaques were the featured new product in 2014, which were created to fill a void in the product inventory often asked for by Laxmedals.com customers. “We received many compliments on our Heritage plaque this past year, but there was some need for an award plaque of exceptional quality and uniqueness that could be customized on the front as well and on the reverse. We added a mens and womens plaque that has a small insert on the front that is engraved with custom messages and logos. The plaques were really a hit at the show and we are planning on presenting many of these to lacrosse champions around the world in the coming years.”

LAXMEDALS.COM UNVEILS THE 2014 US LACROSSE MEDAL CONCEPTS

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Laxmedals.com has presented the US Lacrosse Foundation with a proposal for the 2014 US Lacrosse regional championship series. “Laxmedals.com has always been a supporter of the US Lacrosse events and hopes to continue the partnership in 2014.”  Says Mike Rogers, president of Laxmedals.com. Rogers is hopeful the US Lacrosse event staff will chose its designs among a large pool of competitive submissions. “Everyone would love to be the supplier of award medals to US Lacrosse. They are the governing body of the sport of lacrosse and the exposure of our products to the lacrosse community through US Lacrosse is unmatched. I honestly do not think anyone could beat our medal designs for 2014 they will be tight and of course we take extraordinary measures to ensure our products are provided to US Lacrosse at the best value. Our relationship with US Lacrosse is extremely important to our mission.”

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LAXMEDALS.COM ADDS NEW MEDAL DATING FROM 1906 TO ITS VINTAGE LACROSSE MEDAL COLLECTION

1906 ELKS LACROSSE MEDAL

1906 ELKS LACROSSE MEDAL

My latest find is the medal shown above was created for the 1906 annual convention of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks (B.P.O.E) fraternal organization. The collector actually had 2 of these very rare medals and I purchased both. The La Crosse, Wisconsin delegates of the B.P.O.E chose to feature the game of lacrosse on their convention badges because their native city was named after a sporting contest that used sticks and a ball the nearby native inhabitants were playing. According to the La Crosse, Wisconsin history records, the city’s name was derived from “…the game with sticks that resembled a bishop’s crocier, or la crosse, in French, which was played by Native Americans in the vicinity.”  The sport created by Native Americans we all now know as, Lacrosse. 

This is truly one of the most unique and obscure vintage lacrosse medal I have found to date, which features a very big and beautiful elks head pin above the lacrosse motif badge. The scene of men playing lacrosse is interesting in that the sticks are relevant to the origins of the game and the figures appear to be Native Americans, or so I am guessing with their bare chests, long leather stitched pants, and braided hair.  The medal was produced by the Scwaab Stamp & Seal Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company was founded in 1881 and still exists in Milwaukee making rubber stamp and embossing tools.

My passion for lacrosse medals not only rests in the medals I design for the current game of lacrosse…I seek out and collect vintage lacrosse medals.

The whole idea of creating Laxmedals.com originated from my wanting to recreate the quality and uniqueness of old lacrosse medals just like the ones you see below. My first vintage lacrosse medals were presented to me by Douglas H. Stone M.D. A graduate of Friends School of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University. Douglas was a member of the 1932 Hopkins Lacrosse team, which participated in the Olympic Games exhibition in Los Angeles, California. (no I do not have a medal from this event that might have been presented to this team by the Olympic Committee, the Holy Grail of all Lacrosse medals I would assume…) After graduating JHU medical school in 1937, Douglas began practicing as a surgeon and when war came in 1941 Dr. Stone and his colleagues were called upon to establish mobile surgical hospitals for the Army. Dr. Stone eventually landed with the third wave of infantry on the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France in the evening of June 6, 1944. He and his unit began saving lives for endless days and nights under constant enemy fire. His unit served through to the end of the war constantly on the front lines and on a few occasions behind the enemy lines. I was fortunate to have met Douglass before his passing and include his wartime stories in my book, Answering Their Country’s Call: Marylanders in the Second World War (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2003)

On the occasion of our last conversation in the summer of 2002, Douglass said he was sending me some things he didn’t know what else to with. I received a package a couple weeks later from his wife, Essie, sadly along with a letter informing me Douglas had passed away a week prior. But, following through on his wishes she sent me the box he had prepared to send me. To my disbelief, inside the box I found several vintage medals featuring the game of Lacrosse. I was truly touched to have been the recipient of something so personal belonging to someone I admired so much. Thinking back, we had chatted briefly about my lacrosse playing days at Rutgers during our interviews for the book and I guess he figured I would appreciate his medals. I surely did appreciate the medals and still have them in a frame over my desk.

My collection has grown to about dozen vintage medals dating from the late 19th Century to the 1950′s. I really enjoy researching the history behind each medal and there is always something to learn about the history of the game. I often wonder what reaction players of old would have to see the modern game…to see the result of their passions in keeping the game alive through the years. And before I began this collection I never would have ever imagined they even made lacrosse medals back in the 1890′s!

Douglas stone and his lacrosse medals are my inspiration for collecting vintage lacrosse medals and are the genesis for the creation of Laxmedals.com. I thought I would have appreciated receiving award medals like his during my playing days, and I was sure others would too. Since my creation of Laxmedals.com, I have been proven right a thousand times over from all the smiles I see on the faces of the kids and grown adults receiving my medals. I am proud to have met and known Douglas Stone and to share a part of his life with you, the story of a real hero. I hope the story of his life and his lacrosse medals inspire you as they continue to inspire me.

Please visit this link to view photos of my collection and read about some of the history behind each medal http://laxmedals.com/vintage.php