Author Archive | Vinnie Ricasio


#TBT – Last Time I Saw Jeff Brunelle

0 - Published October 1, 2015 by in Lacrosse, Networking, Uncategorized

Let’s file this one for a #TBT, or #ThrowbackThursday.  Not too long ago, I attended the WILC 2015 in Syracuse/Onondaga Reservation.  I promise to have a more detailed post about that experience that lasted a couple of days for me.  But what struck me when I attended the WILC, was being reunited after 4 years with the […]


CONTEST: Where in the WILC2015 is Drew???

0 - Published September 22, 2015 by in Lacrosse, Tournaments

Who likes to participate in a contest and win a prize???   You need to find this person somewhere in the WILC2015 (World Indoor Lacrosse Championship) – either in the city of Syracuse, or the Onondaga Reservation in nearby Nedrow. Most likely he’ll be carrying two (2) Alf Jacques handmade, wooden lacrosse sticks with him […]


The Making of ‘Sticks Up’.

0 - Published September 17, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“Adapt, or go the way of the dinosaurs.” Those were the exact words from one of my visiting professors in art school who was teaching a liberal arts class.  He required that students email him the homework paper assignments, rather than type, print and “hand” in class.  That was the mid-90’s, and not all students had […]


The Perfect Picture

0 - Published September 3, 2015 by in Art, Development, Featured, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Tournaments

“The pictures are there.  You just have to take them.” – Robert Capa (Photojournalist) I always liked photography.  I was introduced to traditional photography (black & white) back in 5th grade as a hobby.  My sophomore year in art school, I had to take photography as a requirement.  I never learned the manual settings, rather just shot […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: My Toughest Project

0 - Published June 19, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Hard Work, Inspiration, Networking

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – General George S. Patton Let’s file this one under a “Flashback Friday”, just because.  I was recently asked in a client meeting what my toughest project ever given to me was, and I wondered if it was lacrosse-related, or non-lacrosse-related.  Well the answer […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: Graduation Speeches

0 - Published May 15, 2015 by in Business, Development, Inspiration

I’ve been going to the gym every so often during the week to prepare for a certain summer tournament comeback after being 4 years away.  My iPhone songs get mundane and it becomes quite boring on the treadmill, bike, etc., whatever!  Recently, I’ve changed it up and started to listen to a variety of college and […]


Growing The Game Beyond The Frame!

0 - Published May 5, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

“Play is the highest form of research.” (Albert Einstein) The above quote by one of the smartest persons to have ever lived is one that I highly believe!  I tell people that some of my artistic ideas are spurred doing “non-artistic” activities and interests.  A few weekends ago, after a harsh Winter and a chilly […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: The Road Is Long (Pt. 2)

0 - Published May 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Old School

The first part of this series was written a while back. I got wait listed when I applied to the art school I eventually attended – The Pratt Institute.  Looking back, I couldn’t believe it because the 4 years there felt like “cake”.  And coming from a successful, 4 years at a highly rigorous experience spent in […]

Guess the stick/head model???

Friday Food 4 Thought: Plant This!

0 - Published April 24, 2015 by in Art, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

Every so often I go back to my parent’s apartment in Manhattan with my kids and spend a leisure time catching up.  Most of the time, as they take advantage with their grandchildren, I usually go and try to find my old lacrosse equipment being hidden somewhere.  I’m in awe when I find such old things not […]