Brighton Central Schools are looking for a Junior Varsity coach for the 2016 season. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Fritz Kilian for information. Brockport Central School is looking for a Modifield Coach. Contact Head Coach Scott Hopsicker for information.
In its third year, the Room2Smile Fall Classic served to promote and generate awareness of Room2Smile, a charitable organization started by former Le Moyne Dolphin men's lacrosse student-athlete Brandon Spillett '05. The organization's mission is to help families who have received a cancer diagnosis with emotional support services.
Everybody is an ambassador in lacrosse. That's one of the reasons lacrosse is growing. Giving back is in the nature of everyone that plays this game. But there are people that go above and beyond. These people stood out because of the lasting impact they've had on me, and what I think they continue to contribute to the game.
The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team will be part of the Third Annual "Faceoff For A Cause" at Siena College along with the men's lacrosse programs from Siena, Colgate University, Ithaca College, Union College and Western New England University on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 8-5 p.m. at Siena Turf Field.
There’s one big question that will be repeated over and over heading into the 2016 season: What will Albany be like without Lyle Thompson? It would be silly to say Lyle and his 121 points won’t be missed, but it’s also selling the Albany program short to say its success is all due to Lyle.
When we talk about college lacrosse recruiting, the conversation too often stops at Division I. Each year, I sit down with young players, and I ask them to outline their top three priorities for their collegiate experience. Next, I ask for a list of 20 schools they think fit that framework. I'm often left with a list that doesn't match those priorities, because their list contains only Division I programs.
Graeme Hossack sat in front of a large screen TV on the campus of Lindenwood University Monday night. Surrounded by friends, teammates and alumni, Hossack patiently waited for his name to be called at the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
I'm a little late getting to my all-star teams for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. It was a crazy week-plus at the tournament—fun, but crazy. I called play-by-play for 27 games and watched a handful of others, so I certainly feel qualified to make the difficult selections entailed in choosing the best of a wide range of players at the WILC.
. . . But in October of 1978 there I was, a freshman lacrosse player at SUNY Oswego, and somehow I managed to get in the way of one Travis Cook while trying to clear the ball as the varsity played against its small group of alumni. Travis laid me out, separating my shoulder and knocking me off the field for a few weeks, but I was mesmerized by and so proud of WHO hit me . . .
Why did you choose Mercyhurst? “I chose Mercyhurst because their Intelligence Studies program is one of the best in the country. The University is small and personal, which is a great fit for me, the campus is beautiful, and the lacrosse coaches are not only great coaches, but great people.”
Marist College is a highly selective, independent, liberal arts institution located in the historic Hudson River Valley of New York State, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Situated on a 180-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River, it enrolls 4,200 traditional undergraduate, 850 graduate students and 750 continuing education students.
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team will hold its annual Green/Gold/Pink intrasquad scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 10.
This year's scrimmage has extra meaning to the team as all proceeds will be donated to the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, N.Y. in memory of Glenn Palmer. Glenn was the father of former captain and four-year letter winner Matt Palmer, who graduated last season. The Pittsford, N.Y. native was battling lung cancer at the treatment center, all the while remaining one of the Lakers most supportive and loyal fans.
After Lyle Thompson was named to the official 2015 All-WILC team, and the LaxAllStars.com WILC team, after he took home a silver medal, and was then drafted in the first round of the NLL’s 2015 draft, it only seems fair that people get the chance to see him perform in a box lacrosse highlight tape. So we made one.
“Your stick has eyes,” said Treanor, a senior attacker who has averaged more than 100 points per season. “Your stick can see the cage even if your body can’t. Gary showed me this shot when I was a freshman. He has really helped me understand how to shoot the ball, be deceptive and how to play with creativity. Everything I’ve learned has come from him.”
Alisha Schaad-Waite (Central Square) was possibly the most talented women's lacrosse player to ever wear a Bears jersey. She was a constant threat on the field and rewrote the program's record book in just three years before graduating early in 2008.
The Marist men’s lacrosse program and head coach Keegan Wilkinson welcomed 13 new student-athletes for the 2016 season. The newcomers include seven from New York, three from New Jersey, and one each from Colorado, North Carolina, and Maryland. Three have transferred to Marist from other programs.
With all the excitement surrounding the possession clock, it doesn't go into effect until 2017 for Division I and 2018 for Divisions II and III. But there are more than 10 other women's rule changes that will affect the 2016 season, some with game-changing potential.
We'll take a look at each team's draft and how it may impact the club moving forward, starting today with the Buffalo Bandits. Last year, Buffalo picked five players and they were all lefties. This year, the Bandits reversed themselves by selecting righties with all four of their picks. Scroll down to see who they added and what we think of their draft class.
Patriot League games can be a battle. The conference is known for its tough, hard-nosed contests.
Colgate’s first practice of the season was just like that. The Raiders and coach Mike Murphy were up early for a 7 a.m. practice in Hamilton, N.Y. The fog-covered field and chilly temperatures felt like a March Patriot contest. So it’s no surprise in preparing for what will be a series of close league games, Murphy stressed each rep, each pass, each shot to be fundamentally sound — it’s the difference between a second-straight NCAA Tournament bid and an average season.
There were a surprising number of young players at the WILC, and some of these guys were big time players on big time teams. Check out our 2015 WILC U20 Team, a list of some of the best young international box lacrosse players! And to all you American college coaches out there… you’re so very welcome. Now go out and recruit these kids. They can play ball!
In the NFL, first-year players earn a minimum of $420,000. Rookies in Major League Baseball and the NBA take in at least $507,000. The starting salary in the National Hockey League is $525,000. Then there's Major League Lacrosse, where rookies make about $7,000. The average for all players falls somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000.
Lacrosse star Jeremy Thompson poses this question when talking about lacrosse-specific cleats: “Ever see a deer with fat legs?”
Thompson, who, in the tradition of his Onondaga Nation heritage, uses an animal to represent his lacrosse game, says his on-field speed mimics that of a deer, his animal. He needs to stay quick and light on his feet. Fat legs just don’t work.
The turnover has arrived, says Casey Powell. As in kids that attended his clinics or had his poster on their wall are now playing with or against him. Here are three Florida Launch teammates that grew up idolizing the former Syracuse star.
It doesn't take Shelby Lindsay long to detail the highlights of her pre-2015 lacrosse career.
"I played it in middle school gym class," said Lindsay, a junior who came to West Point from Pittsburgh as the first member of her family to join the military. "That was it."
The 1st Annual Lax Stache Smash on Sunday, October 11th will be hosted on the campus of Plattsburgh State University. It will serve as the unofficial start to Lacrosse Mustache Madness, which will officially kick-off on October 19th.
Miles Thompson was honored for a feat last night—a recognition that he did not even witness himself. The Onondaga Nation star captured the inaugural Shot of the Year trophy at the National Lacrosse League (NLL) awards ceremony held Tuesday, September 29.
At the closing ceremonies of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC), after Team Canada captured its fourth consecutive gold medal, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) announced the selection of Canada as the host for the 2019 WILC which will be held in Langley, BC.
This year's IMLCA Convention (Thursday-Sunday, December 10-13, in Baltimore) features a lineup of speakers that includes the three NCAA champions: Bill Tierney, Denver, J.B. Clarke, Limestone, Mike Daly, Tufts
During the 10 days of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, I spent a quite a bit of time watching and consequently thinking about box lacrosse. Many people in the field lacrosse community have already realized the benefits of playing box lacrosse for field players. Further, the performances of the U.S. and Canadian teams at the last World Championships for box and field seem to indicate that the crossover benefits primarily flow in one direction, from box to field.
For a record fifth time, Matt Vinc of the Rochester Knighthawks was named the National Lacrosse League's Goaltender of the Year. “Vno” won the award for the third straight season as he edged a field of goalies that included Saskatchewan’s Aaron Bold and Toronto’s Brandon Miller.
Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc and forward Cody Jamieson were named National Lacrosse League All-Pros. Vinc, who won the league’s Goaltender of the Year award, was named to the First Team, while Jamieson was selected to the Second Team.
SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse coach, Ali Pollock, has announced that 2015 Towson University graduate, Taylor Moore, has been named as an assistant coach. Moore will be entering her first season with the program after a four-year playing career on the Tigers Division I lacrosse team.
Three former Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse players were selected in the National Lacrosse League's 2015 Draft, held last night in Toronto. Randy Staats was taken by the Georgia Storm in the 1st round with the 6th overall pick. Adam Bomberry was a 2nd Round selection, going 16th overall to the Rochester Nighthawks. Tyson Bell was chosen in the 3rd Round by the Calgary Roughnecks with the 24th overall pick.
Welcome to the LaxAllStars.com 2015 All WILC Team! We saw a ton of action from the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, and most of it was live and in person. We saw big time players do big things across the board, and across the divisions, so we will offer up a TWO Blue Division Teams, and Red Division Team, AND a Green Division Team. All in one post. Get ready for all-star team mayhem!
With fall ball already underway, University at Albany women’s lacrosse head coach John Battaglino and his staff announced the addition of five freshmen to the Great Danes squad on Tuesday. Three of the newest members of the Purple & Gold hail from the State of New York, with one New Jersey product and one out of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Skidmore College women's lacrosse head coach Elizabeth Ghilardi has announced the hiring of Lily Carpenter as her assistant coach. Carpenter was a four-year goalkeeper for the McDaniel College women's lacrosse team, making 61 career appearances. She made 417 career saves, collected 78 ground balls and caused 21 turnovers in 2643 minutes played.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 the Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 8th annual Town of Camillus/West Genesee Community Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year’s event will be held at Casa De Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse at 7:00 PM with doors opening at 6:30 PM.
Inductee Bio's from Syracuse.com
Joe Nardella (Cazenovia) was given the William Miller Trophy, awarded to that team member who, by his own example, has served as an inspiration to his teammates and made the greatest contribution to the team during the season. The 205th All-American from Rutgers lacrosse, Nardella was one of the top face-off men in the nation, winning 223 out of 333 faceoffs (67.0 winning percentage).
The chapter received two grants. One grant will help support the Breaking Barriers Club, the first adaptive lacrosse program in New York. The second grant will be used for officials training and education.
Shove Park is pretty small. The indoor part of it was a polished cement floor. Outsiders, meaning if you weren't a West Genesee lacrosse player, were not allowed. Occasionally they'd allow a couple outsiders. I've only had the opportunity to play there once. The players from arguably the best high school program in history have played and trained there. It's captured a lot of history. What Mike Messere, who runs the program there, has done for lacrosse is pretty remarkable. It's one of those places that's not publicized or talked about. You can't pay to get in it. It's an honor to play there. That's how I felt.
Cornell lacrosse practices with two numbers on the scoreboard at all times: No. 21 and No. 10. The No. 21 is for George Boiardi, the former defensive midfielder and captain who was struck with a shot and died in a game in 2004. The No. 10 is for Eamon McEneaney, a Cornell legend who played from 1975-’77 and died in the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Canada wins again! By defeating the Iroquois Nationals, 12-8 on Sunday, September 27th in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, the Canadians claimed their fourth straight WILC title, and third straight FIL title in a little over one calendar year. It certainly seems like a golden age for Canadian Lacrosse on the international stage right now.
The National Lacrosse League's newest fans will get to see the sport's most celebrated brother act since the Gaits, as the Georgia Swarm selected Lyle Thompson first overall in the 2015 NLL draft Monday night in Toronto.
Thompson, the two-time Tewaaraton Award winner out of Albany, will join his brother, Miles, on the Swarm, who relocated from Minnesota to Georgia in the offseason. He's only the second player history to go No. 1 in both the MLL and NLL drafts (Kevin Crowley, 2011).
MONDAY'S DRAFT RESULTS
Council of Chiefs member Oren Lyons says the worldwide attention my open doors for long-term goals, including getting the Pope to rescind a papal edict from 1493 (the year after Columbus sailed to the New World). The then-pope said that if there were no Christian nations in the new lands, the new lands would be declared empty, and people there would not have a right to title to land, only a right to occupancy.
"I am excited to announce the addition of Kelyn Freedman to our coaching staff," Stone said. "Kelyn not only brings a wealth of playing experience from her illustrious career at Georgetown, but a knowledge of Niagara and our athletic program from her experience here as a women's basketball student-athlete. She knows what it takes to succeed both on the field and in the classroom at the D-I level, and I am confident that she will have a tremendous impact on our program."
Rochester use two of its top picks to take RIT Tigers - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6582#sthash.NE8OL85B.dpuf
The Rochester Knighthawks used their first four picks, and five of their six selections, to take defensemen in the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Rochester started off the draft by taking Graeme Hossack with the second overall pick. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6582#sthash.NE8OL85B.dpuf
With the 36th overall pick, the Bandits selected Tim Edwards, from Canisius College in Buffalo. In 57 career games over the span of 4 seasons for the Golden Griffins, Edwards tallied 145 points (64+80). He is a native of Jamesville, New York.
With the gold and bronze-medal game finalists already decided, my two games on Saturday morning were between teams battling for places 9-12. If I had a choice of games to work, I probably wouldn’t have picked them; I would have loved to be sitting in one of the penalty boxes yesterday in the Carrier Dome for the two medal games instead. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed my six-hour volunteer shift at the Village Pavilion (again) on Saturday morning/afternoon.
. . . So a quiet and philosophical Kilgour addressed reporters afterward. He congratulated the Canadians, and he said he felt as if the whole game might have changed if "we could have just tied it up, (then) who knows."
Amid those wistful reflections, Kilgour spoke beautifully to the same point he'd been making since the day his team began practicing at Onondaga, for the tournament: The larger victory for the Nationals, the unforgettable aspect as his players move forward with their lives, was simply taking part in these games.
The WILC 2015 bronze medal game saw Team USA playing Israel in front of a huge crowd at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. This was the fourth venue in use for these games, and it was a championship atmosphere from the beginning. With a great photo gallery
“I have been involved in six world championships as chairman of Team Canada and this, by far, is the most professionally run and organized world championship that I have ever attended,” says French. “The Haudenosaunee made a very wise decision in heading up the world championship by bringing on a specialized event management company to handle logistics. We’re all benefitting from that wise leadership decision by the Haudenosaunee.”
“It’s a tough one, that’s for sure,” Iroquois Nationals head coach Rich Kilgour said. “I’m disappointed. I’m definitely not disappointed in us. I’m just disappointed that we came up a goal or two short. I really think we had the team to do it this year. But you have to give Canada credit. They’re a great team and they beat us in a really good lacrosse game.”
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Iroquois Nationals Photo Gallery
The Georgia Swarm will have the No. 1 pick as well as four of the top six in the NLL entry draft Monday night, and they likely will get Lyle Thompson to team with brother Miles Thompson, providing an ideal opportunity to sell box lacrosse in a new NLL market.
Canada defeated the sentimental favorite Iroquois 12-8 Sunday before a crowd of 10,421 in the Carrier Dome, extending a remarkable unbeaten streak that started in 2003 and stretches to 2015. Nobody – not a single team – has beaten the Canadians at the game they alone dominate on the world indoor stage.
Gold Medal Game Photo Gallery
"We're very proud of the heritage of the Canadian game and where it comes from. We are blessed that the Haudenosaunee gave us this game. We try every time we step on the floor to respect the game," Canadian captain Dan Dawson said. "We used their passion they have for the sport. We all share a love for the sport.
Gold Medal Game Photo Gallery
The first three World Indoor Lacrosse Championships all ended with the same teams on the medal stand — Canada with the gold, the Iroquois with the silver and the United States with the bronze. And after a 15-4 win on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, over first-time participant Israel, the bronze medal will remain in the hands of the Americans.
While it wasn't the medal he was hoping for, Greg Downing was still pleased with the outcome. The Auburn High graduate played a key role in holding the opposition to one goal in each quarter, as the United States routed Israel, 15-4, to win the bronze medal in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship at the Carrier Dome Sunday.
Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper Oren Lyons was so proud. While some in the crowd at a special farewell dinner on Saturday night took their cameras out to take a photo of him, he instead pulled out a Canon and snapped a photo of them when he was finished addressing the 13 teams, tournament and Federation of International Lacrosse officials and other attendees of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
TODAY is the big day! Lacrosse fans are ready to smash the FIL attendance record by packing thousands of passionate members of our community into Syracuse University’s world-famous Carrier Dome for the 2015 WILC.
There have been a lot of people complimenting the Iroquois Nationals on their sharp Nike uniforms during the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. People have also loved the team’s Bauer helmets by Cascade Lacrosse and Quiet Storm Custom Wrapz. Iroquois Nationals executive director Ansley Jemison sat down with a GoPro on his head to explain the process and the meaning behind them.
In other placement games, the Czech Republic beat Australia 20-11 to take seventh place. The Czechs went on a six-goal run bridging the third and fourth quarters. Finland took care of Turkey 24-6 for ninth in the last game of the tournament at Onondaga Nation's new $6.5 million open-air arena.
England came out strong with Cole Shafer finding David Leach and Thomas Johnson for the first two goals of the game. Conversely, all three penalties of the quarter were on Ireland players and it showed in the score with England leading 5-1 at the end of the quarter.
When the public address announcer introduced the starting lineups for the Iroquois team Friday night in a steamy, sold-out Onondaga Nation Arena, Brett Bucktooth carried an Eagle staff to the proceedings instead of his lacrosse stick.
A berth in the world indoor lacrosse championship game has eluded the United States yet again. A 17-10 semifinal loss to the Iroquois Nationals on Friday night set up a U.S.-Israel game for bronze Sunday afternoon in Syracuse's Carrier Dome. The U.S. finished third in each of the previous three tournaments.
Canada has completed fine-tuning its game and is primed for the championship final of the world indoor lacrosse tournament.
Mark Matthews and Zack Greer scored four goals each in a 19-3 semifinal victory over Israel on Friday night. Canada hopes to win a fourth consecutive title in Syracuse's Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon when it meets the Iroquois, a 17-10 winner of the U.S. in the other semifinal Friday.
The Onondaga Nation spent more than $10 million to bring the games home to the sport's birthplace, a cost that included the construction of a new arena.
The nation's leaders say they had three major goals: to get the sport of lacrosse back into the Olympics, to educate the world about Haudenosaunee culture and history, and to produce a 10-day event that embraced the theme of peace and friendship.
The women's lacrosse team has hired Rachael Burek as an assistant coach, head coach Jenny Graap announced Thursday.
Burek comes to Cornell from Canisius, where she was an assistant coach for two years. Burek helped lead the Griffins to a MAAC Championship in both of her years with the program. In 2014, the team won its fourth-straight postseason title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The following year, she helped the program to its second regular season title with an 8-0 conference record.
In front of a standing-room-only crowd at Onondaga Nation, the Iroquois Nationals scored eight straight first-half goals and five in a row in the third quarter en route to a 17-10 win over the U.S. men's national indoor team in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship semifinals on Friday night.
Mark Matthews and Zack Greer scored four goals each to lead Canada to a 19-3 semifinal victory over Israel at the world indoor lacrosse championship on Friday. Canada hopes to win a fourth consecutive title in Syracuse's Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon when it meets the winner of the Friday night U.S.-Iroquois semifinal.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team has announced its Class of 2019, as ten freshmen have joined the Bearcats for the 2016 season. Jake Nelson and Kevin Carbone highlight the group, as both have been ranked in Inside Lacrosse Magazine's top recruits list.
This post is part of a multi-part series breaking down personal fouls in youth and high school boys lacrosse. Quotes and explanations below are specific to NFHS and US Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules. The post has been reviewed by Walt Munze, the national NFHS rules interpreter.
Leaves are changing colors and temperatures are slowly cooling, which means only one thing: Lacrosse is back in action for fall ball, whether it's intersquad scrimmages, alumni games or multi-team play days. Stay tuned for coverage of some of these events listed below on LaxMagazine.com.
With the 2015 NLL Draft on Monday, Sept. 28 just days away, National Lacrosse League draft guru Stephen Stamp from Inside Lacrosse has posted his updated Mock Draft 2.0 on IL Indoor. Who will go first overall and which other prospects will hear their names called early? Watch live on NLL.com starting at 7 p.m. ET as one of the most highly-anticipated drafts in the league's 30-year history unfolds with generational talent in a draft class that includes Wes Berg, Turner Evans, Graeme Hossack, Jesse King, Randy Staats, Lyle Thompson and more.
Fall Ball from Laxpower
You can find the latest Fall Ball Tournaments and Games here, courtesy of LaxPower.