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National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month and the NLL wants YOU to read more. All we ask is 30 minutes a day. Reading is important for development and provides many benefits including: increased empathy, reduces stress, helps alleviate depression symptoms, aids in sleep readiness, and many more.

For National Reading Month, the NLL put together a variety of books to consider reading and wants you to participate. Fans who pledge to read 30 minutes a day for the entire month will be entered to win swag from their favorite teams! Register below.

Lacrosse Books

Indigenous Heritage Books

Favorite Books from Around the NLL

Albany FireWolves

Reilly O’Connor – The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

“My favorite book is The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. It’s a very easy read that shares great team and personal lessons. I enjoy reading it because it’s a great way to continue to learn and grow as a person.”

Calgary Roughnecks

Harrison Matsuoka – The Glass by Jeannette Walls

“This book is a memoir about Jeanette Walls about her resilience growing up, which I found really inspiring.”

General Manager, Mike Board – America Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Georgia Swarm

Lyle Thompson – A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

It’s a book that has opened my mind to a new way of thinking. It’s a spiritual book that has helped me become a more conscious, present person.

New York Riptide

GF Sports and Entertainment Executive VP Rich Lisk – The Carrot Seed by Ruth Kraus

“Last year I gave a copy of my favorite book, The Carrot Seed, to our Riptide staff.  This simple children’s book is the best example of believing  in yourself, perseverance and hard work all pay off.  Hands down a treasure.”

Panther City Lacrosse Club

Matt Hossack – Talent Code by Daniel Coyle and Mind Gym by Gary Mack

Tracey Kelusky (Panther City Head Coach) – The Hard Hat by John Gordon

Jeremy Thompson – How to Become a Human Being by Steve Wall

San Diego Seals

Eli Gobrecht – The Hard Hat by John Gordon

“The legacy of George Boiardi has had a long lasting impact on me as a native of Ithaca, NY. I love this book because it inspired me to be a better teammate and to take nothing in life for granted.”

NLL Front Office

Jessica Berman – Finding Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky & The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger

Joel Feld – Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson & Eight Days in May by Volker Ullrich

Chris Heimsoth – The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan & I am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hoftstadter

Ryan Ireland – A Game Plan for Life by John Wooden & Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Devan Kaney – Red Rising (and the Red Rising Saga) by Pierce Brown

Katie Lavin – Becoming by Michelle Obama & Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown