One of the biggest changes in the game of lacrosse was the introduction of mesh. Mesh changed the way players viewed their pockets, and it even changed the way the game was played. We get great insight on mesh from returning guests Joe Williams of Throne Lacrosse and Ryan Hurley of Epoch Lacrosse, and we have a new guest Greg Kennealley of East Coast Dyes. Live. Play. Be.
Joseph Williams, the IV is the founder of Throne of String, grew up in Ohio where he was a big hockey and lacrosse fan. Attending the Parsons School of design, Joe became well educated in design, materials and products. Using his skills Joe has created his own mesh, traditional variant and more. Joe brings an extensive knowledge when it comes to stringing and innovation.
Greg Kenneally was always the team “stick doctor”. In early 2011 during his senior year of college, Greg felt he could turn his passion into a full time business. So he did, and by the middle of fall he started dyeing and stringing sticks for his customers. What was started with just Greg in his college bedroom. Has now turned into a company called East Coast Dyes.
Ryan Hurley is a three-year letter-winner and a three-year starter at Cornell, Hurley has been a part of three Ivy League championships teams, while helping the Big Red to three straight trips to the NCAA tournament, including a trip to the 2007 Final Four, as well as an appearance in the 2009 national championship game. After college Ryan played in the MLL for the Charlotte Hounds and Chesapeake Bayhawks. Ryan is a partner at Epoch Lacrosse.