Mark Glicini sits down with the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League's (PLL) Most Valuable Player. For three straight years in a row, Blaze Riorden has been awarded Goalie of the Year. To top it all off, he won the 2021 PLL Championship with the Chaos Lacrosse Club. In addition to having one of the greatest lacrosse seasons of all time, Blaze has had a decorated career inside the National Lacrosse League as a forward for the Philadelphia Wings, with Team USA Men's Indoor Lacrosse, as well as through seasons at the University of Albany and Fairport High School in upstate New York. In this conversation, Blaze discusses how everything comes full circle, what it has meant to conquer life's hills, and why "the road with the most bumps often leads to the most..."
On a trip to Los Angeles, Blaze Riorden hosts Matt in his hotel room to discuss getting lit up by the Thompsons in college practice, playing box lacrosse on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation, & how goalie is the toughest position in the sport.
Lisa and Emma discuss all the moves that were made during the Waiver Wire period (0:35-3:09).The girls are then joined by Goalie of the Year Blaze Riorden to discuss how he’s training for the Championship Series (3:10-7:47), his thoughts on Chaos’s group play matchups (7:48-8:31) and how Head Coach Andy Towers is preparing them on both sides of the ball (8:32-9:50). Why they fell flat in the playoffs (9:51-12:01), what he, and the entire Chaos team, learned from their poor playoff run (12:02-14:32), his reaction to the Myles Jones-Sergio Salcido trade (14:33-16:39) and how Coach Towers consulted him before drafting Dillon Ward (16:40-18:38). How he’s ready to play attack if needed (18:39-19:50),and who should have won Defensive Player of the Year (19:51-22:55). Why he would take Connor Fields over any player in the world (22:56-24:29), how Rob Pannell will shake up the attack position (24:30-25:36) and how impressed he was with his fellow goalies during the 2019 season (25:37-28:25). Body Slam Blaze (28:26-32:43), what his personal goals are for the 2020 season (32:44-33:44) and what it’s like living with Matt Rambo and Trevor Baptiste (33:45-35:36).MVP Matt Rambo then joins Lisa, Emma and Blaze to participate in a roommate quiz during “Hypothetically Speaking.” (35:37-39:39).Lisa then puts Emma’s knowledge to the test during a Blaze Riorden and Chaos defense specific “That’s Speed Boiii.” (40:07-42:40). Let us know your favorite bits from the episode by tagging us at @TheInsideFeed, @lisaredmond29 and @emmadamz on Instagram and Twitter. You can also follow @BlazeRiorden10. Enjoy the show!
Trevor Baptiste, Matt Rambo, Blaze Riorden | S3 E1
Overtime with Paul Carcaterra
Three of the best lacrosse players on Earth, each living in the same apartment building. Trevor Baptiste, Matt Rambo and Blaze Riorden took the PLL by storm last summer, and then headed to Vancouver with Team USA in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Through it all, the trio of Philadelphia Wings stars remain some of the most outgoing in our sport. Baptiste, Rambo and Riorden sat down to share their stories with Paul Carcaterra to kick off Season 3 of Overtime.
Jim Scherr, Blaze Riorden: Lacrosse Classified, Ep. 46
Lacrosse All Stars Network
In a unique edition of Lacrosse Classified, Evan and Jake are taping at the same location for the first time ever as they are both at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Langley, BC. Jim Scherr and Blaze Riorden join us on the show. In this episode we touch on everything related to the WILC, from no name bars on jerseys, to injuries plaguing the Iroquois Nationals, to amazing fan support from some smaller lacrosse nations to free webcasts.Up first, he's the former CEO of the US Olympic Committee and the current CEO of World Lacrosse, Jim Scherr. We discuss lacrosse in the Olympics, the growth of the sport worldwide, and whether it is time for World Lacrosse to expand the box game to a U-19 tournament and women's tournament.Then, we speak with USA Lacrosse team member, and also a member of the Philadelphia Wings and PLL Chaos Blaze Riorden. Blaze has a very interesting background. He tells his story about how he became one of the best field lacrosse goalies on the planet, while also excelling at being a forward in the NLL, which requires a totally different skill set. We also talk about the Wings season ahead, how the US has been performing so far at the world championships and what it's like to play for Andy Towers.It's our final week of Stampede Tack's #WhoYaGott before the NLL season begins, along with other news and notes. As always a big thank you to our partners, Associated Labels and Packaging and Pure Vita Labs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2/7 Boxla Beat: Philly Wings' Blaze Riorden & Joakim Miller
Inside Lacrosse Podcasts
Blaze Riorden was best known as the Albany field lacrosse goalie who scored that cool goal. Joakim Miller grew up in a country whose entire continent had never seen a native son go to the NLL. Neither had a traditional route to the league, but both are contributing to the Philadelphia Wings and helped the reborn franchise earn its first win in Week 8.