It is amazing to see some of the league's star players give everything they have to the game, but also balance family and fatherhood. There is nothing cuter than seeing the tough and grizzly men of Major League Lacrosse, covered in dirt and sweat, be swarmed by their little kids after games. Besides creating some the world's most precious photos, these players use their #DadStrength to be the absolute best athletes and fathers they can be.
New York Lizards faceoff man Greg Gurenlian, uses #Dadding as a regular hashtag on his Twitter feed these days. His brand new son, Jackson or #JaxTheBeast, is the star of Gurenlian's social media and no one is complaining (look how cute). Fans can tell how happy the All-Star is to have his baby boy a part of the family.
Kyle Harrison may be out for the start of the Ohio Machine's 2017 season, but he was fully in this year's Easter egg hunt with his daughter. Let's hope she can help get her dad's leg back to 100%.
Easter egg hunt & Easter brunch in the books with our lil crew. Been a great one! Happy Easter to all! 🎀🐰🐶 pic.twitter.com/p6S0NSxi7d— Kyle Harrison (@KyleHarrison18) April 16, 2017
Announcing his retirment in March of 2017, Max Schmidt left the Denver Outlaws and Major League Lacrosse, but is still an active member in the lacrosse community. In one of his latest Insagram posts, he thanks his friends and family for helping him balance fatherhood and coaching. Great photo and great message to all other athletes juggling this demanding balancing act.
This girl is most definitely getting her lacrosse fix in... Can't say enough about the moms of this @flcrusaderlax team... they have stepped up in a huge way and allowed me to continue to do what I love, coaching, without worrying about who is watching our little girl. They watch Wynnie almost every night so I don't have to miss practice while Abbey is at work. They have been absolute lifesavers in more ways than one and Abbey and I can't thank them enough. It's comforting to know that even in a city where we have no immediate family to help we can always call on our Faith family in times of need. Our little girl gets so much love from so many, we are truly blessed to have so many great friends (considered family) in our lives.
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In a family full of professional athletes, there is never too much love to spread around. Atlanta Blaze's attackman Chris Bocklet reposted his brother's latest post about #DadStrength. Mike Bocklet, is an attackman for the Denver Outlaws, but first he is the father to daughters, Lucy and Lina. Apparently, playing professional lacrosse is easy as long as you have kids first. Who knew?
"The secret to playing in the MLL is easy...you have to have kids first and then you get that #dadstrength" -@mbocklet10jr To all you rookies out there you heard it hear first 😂 jk! But wanted to #repost this and give a shout out to Mike for playing so well and of course to my nieces Lucy and Lina for being the cutest girls in the world!
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The future of MLL looks bright since all of these kids have the lacrosse gene in their blood. Big round of applause for all athletes that balance fatherhood and their athletic career - very impressive.