Joel White - From "Preferred Walk-On" to the Nations Top Midfielder


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Today on the show we have Joel White. Joel is an alumnus of Syracuse University where he was a 3x All-American and a first-team all-American his Junior and Senior year. He was also a Tewartaan trophy finalist those years as well as winning the McLaughlin award for the nations best midfielder. This made him the first defensemen to ever win that award. He also won 2 national championships during his time at Syracuse. He currently plays in the MLL for the Dallas Rattlers. He’s a 3-time MLL All-Star and was the Warrior Defensive Player of the Year in 2016. Most recently, he won a gold medal as part of Team USA in Israel this summer. Joel and I got to talk about how get got started as a long stick midfielder, how he went from being a “preferred walk-on” as he put it to the best midfielder in the nation during his time in college, how he learned to play the mistake, and much more. The GameChanger Lacrosse Podcast is about talking to people who have dedicated their lives to the game of lacrosse and learning about who they are, how they got to where they are today, and what they do to improve themselves and their teams. Be sure to follow us on twitter, @GCSports. And, if you’re a coach, a parent or you run a travel or club team, check out GameChanger Team Manager in the app store. Its the essential, all-in-one, scheduling and communication app for lacrosse coaches and parents. Unlike other team apps, GameChanger Team Manager is free, easy to use, and doesn’t serve ads. Learn more at

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