from NLL.com
The results of the six-round NLL Draft held Monday, September 26, 2016.

Upstate Connections:
New England (from Buffalo via Georgia): Seth Oakes (Albany)
Saskatchewan* (from New England via Georgia): Matthew Hossack (RIT)
Georgia (from Colorado): Leo Stouros (Colgate)
New England (from Saskatchewan): Doug Jamieson (Onondaga CC)
Georgia: Warren Hill (Syracuse)
Rochester: Brine Rice (Onondaga CC)

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today selected six players at the 2016 NLL Draft in Toronto, including two in the second round. The team also acquired transition player Brad Self from the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for a second-round pick (16th overall) in the draft.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks went with offense by selecting forwards Josh Currier and Kyle Jackson with the sixth and seventh overall picks in the 2016 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Rochester used five of its six selections Monday night to take offensive players.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin, Samir, Brad and Pat show you how to play laxetball.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced a new partnership with the Sankofa Lacrosse Foundation to offer free youth clinics for those from underrepresented lacrosse communities. US Lacrosse will work with local organizations to plan and implement the clinics, while Sankofa affiliated players will serve as the clinicians providing the hands-on instruction.

from Cazenovia Clooege Athletics
Cazenovia's Mens Lacrosse will be hosting an 8 vs 8 Pumpkin Shootout tournament October 30th for 5/6 and 7/8 Grade divisions.

from Drexel Athletics
[Mike] Poppleton (Fayetteville-Manlius)comes to Drexel from the Shipley School, where he served as an assistant coach last season. In addition, Poppleton is the owner of three companies, All-America Face Off, All-America Draw and All-America Goalie. He previously worked in sales for STX and in purchasing for Under Armour.

from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse is excited to welcome the top women’s lacrosse players in the world to its new headquarters for the Team USA Fall Classic. This event features the top four medal contenders for next summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship — Australia, Canada, England and the United States, the defending champion from 2013, along with 2016 NCAA champion North Carolina. We look forward to you joining us.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse game will square off with local rivals in a Fall Ball tripleheader at Clarkson University this Sunday, Oct. 2. The Bears will open up against the crosstown Golden Knights at 9 a.m. At 10:20 a.m., Potsdam will battle St. Lawrence University, before closing out the action with a 12:30 p.m. contest with SUNY Canton. See the full schedule below:

from The Chicago Tribune
Syracuse University is asking for more money from Carrier Corp. to keep the heating-and-cooling company's name on the domed stadium in central New York.

Monday September 26, 2016 10:35AM
from YNN / Time Warner
How one man helped change his community.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
It may not be Memorial Day Weekend, but there’s plenty of great lacrosse action going on all around us. All you have to do is a little searching – or keep reading; I’ll tell you where you need to be. Field or box, high school, college, or post-collegiate, there’s lacrosse going on all over the place. Let me give you just a few examples . . .

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Victor 2020 attackman Camden Hay has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

from The Daily Orange
In an annual exhibition game, Syracuse squared off with its Alumni All-Stars in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. The Alumni All-Stars beat SU’s current team, 8-4, in the Orange Alumni Classic, which offered the first real glimpse of a 2017 team that will be without several key contributors from the season before. Here’s three takeaways from the Orange’s fall exhibition.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits have only had two players in their history honored as the Most Valuable Player of the National Lacrosse League. John Tavares and Steve Dietrich could have company by Tuesday night.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
Congratulations to the Oshweken Aces for winning the 2016 Nations Cup. The Aces faced the Tyendinaga Spearmen and came away with a 12-5 win. In the Bronze medal game, Native Sons edged the Onondaga Porch Dwellers 7-6.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Greenhill (TX) 2018 goalie Brooke Allen has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point and begin the admissions process.
Sunday September 25, 2016 11:10AM
from Fairport Youth Lacrosse
Our Fall/Winter program offers sessions for boys and girls, grades K-6. Sessions are held at the Turin Sports Dome on Hogan Rd. No prior lacrosse experience required. This is a great opportunity for kids who are interested in lacrosse to try it out, and learn the basics of the game. For experienced players, it’s a chance to ‘blow the dust off their sticks’, and work on fundamental skills before the Spring season begins.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Fairport High School 2017 midfielder Jake Bucci has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at LeMoyne College.

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team hosted its annual Orange Alumni Classic where the alumni defeated the varsity roster 8-4 in a scrimmage that lasted just three quarters before the current 'Cuse squad held an intra-squad scrimmage.

from the Penfield Post
Coaches see players come and go and with any luck, they get to see players keep going. It’s a special feeling for coaches to see the kids they coached in high school become young adults. And when those former players become parents, coaches and employed members of society, the pride cannot be measured.

By contrast, the pain of seeing life cut short for a former athlete cannot be measured.

from Syracuse.com
The next wave of Syracuse University lacrosse stars is not quite ready to take over just yet. A squad of recent Syracuse alumni all-star lacrosse players beat the current group 8-4 in the program's annual fall contest on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.


from Syracuse.com
A pair of Syracuse University alumni lacrosse teams played to a not-so-heated 11-11 standoff on Saturday afternoon at the program's annual legend's game at the Carrier Dome.

from Syracuse.com
Marti graduated with a radio degree from SU in 1950, a mere 66 years ago ("We didn't have television then,'' he said). He said he had never seen a lacrosse game before arriving at Syracuse. Marti was a soccer player and a boxer at the school, and in the latter sport he was also coached by the legendary Roy Simmons Sr.
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:55AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
With the memory of Kevin Cook (Carthage) weighing on their hearts and minds Friday night, the Carthage football team delivered a performance that would have prompted the team’s excitable former manager to declare them: “Champions of the world.”

The victory came one day after Cook, a longtime manager for the football and boys lacrosse teams who was born with Down syndrome, died at age 56 in his home under the care of family and friends.

from the Buffalo News
Tim Johnson had a flash of pained boyhood memory as he watched the national debate over whether to stand for the flag, during the national anthem. Johnson is a Mohawk, a member of the Six Nations, raised in North Tonawanda. He remembers, as a child in public schools, standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and feeling concern about the absence of native history from what he was being taught.

from Cornell Athletics
The All-Americans who will be inducted are Kevin Boothe '05, football; Joe Boulukos '06, men's lacrosse; Robert Katz '78, men's lacrosse; Dustin Manotti '06, wrestling; and Matt Moulson '06, men's ice hockey.

from Brown Athletics
Brown women's lacrosse head coach Keely McDonald '00 has announced the hiring of former Syracuse midfielder/attack Gabby Jaquith as an assistant coach, in an announcement by the program on Friday.

from Inside Lacrosse
This weekend, several prominent Division I programs will host their alumni and test their fall squads against past graduates. Current Cascade athletes Mike Chanenchuk and Jojo Marasco will return to their respective college campuses to compete against the current Maryland and Syracuse fallball lineups. Both players will be doing so in style sporting brand new Cascade R helmets with custom decals from Pro Athletics. We have your exclusive and detailed first look at both of those lids.
Friday September 23, 2016 9:05AM
from Cornell Athletics
Matt Kerwick, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced that seniors Ryan Matthews and Marshall Peters, junior Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius), and sophomore Clarke Petterson will serve as captains for the upcoming 2017 season.

from The Oswegonian
When people think of club sports, they may think that they are nothing more than low competitive pick-up games that kids play whenever they please. However, club sports are actually extremely competitive in nature and are highly sought after by the student body. The Oswego State Club Lacrosse team in particular prides themselves on offering students the ability to play a sport in a way that is fun, yet intense, without consuming or demanding too much time from the player.

from The Rome Sentinel
The Madison Cortland Arc and Cazenovia College are screening “Keeper of the Kohn,” a documentary on lacrosse manager Myron “Peter” Kohn, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Catherine Cummings Theatre, 8 Lincklaen St. Cazenovia.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Monday has the potential to be a very special night for several members of the Buffalo Bandits organization. The NLL is hosting its annual awards ceremony in Oakville, Ont. and Buffalo has six players and members of the front office up for seven awards.

from Capital District Lax
Siena Women’s Lacrosse will hold a fall clinic and prospect day on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Siena Turf Field. The clinic is open to all girls in Grades 9-12 and the cost is $80 for the session.

from Capital District Lax
The UAlbany women’s lacrosse program is calling all former players to return to campus for the annual alumni game on Saturday, October 15th at noon. The annual alumni game pits the former Great Danes against the current UAlbany squad on John Fallon Field.

from US Lacrosse
Murray also talks about bouncing back from a knee injury she suffered her senior year of high school. "I wondered if I'd ever be as fast as I was," Murray said. She went on to Syracuse University and had a banner career. Murray earned first-team All-Amercia honors her last three seasons, topping 100 points all three years. She finished her career with 362 points to rank among the Top 10 in NCAA history.
Thursday September 22, 2016 6:45PM
from Cayuga Museum and Research Lab
In conjunction with our Living Legacy exhibit, we will be screening a new documentary produced by the Oneida Indian Nation, titled Lacrosse Stick Maker. The film follows the last Oneida lacrosse Stick maker from the forest to the finished stick.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
St. Edward (OH) 2017 goalie Kevin O’Donnell has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Oswego State University.

from LaxAllStars.com
The LASNAI pool groups have been announced! That means that we know who is playing who in the preliminary placement games, and I can tell you right now, there are going to be some awesome group games!

from Marquette Athletics
Bella Falcone | M | Skaneateles, NY | Skaneateles
Prior to Marquette: Lettered all four years in lacrosse at Skaneateles High School under the direction of Bridget Marquardt ... Was an honorable mention All-League selection as a sophomore before earning second team honors in each of her junior and senior seasons ... Selected as a Lacrosse All-Star in each of her final two seasons and a scholar-athlete as a senior

from Inside Lacrosse
#5 is Erin Coykendall, Spencerport, Northwestern; #12 Katelyn Mashewske, Rush-Henrietta, Syracuse.

from Inside Lacrosse
One of the main characteristics of modern lacrosse heads is the use of different textures and cutouts to create a unique design. Whether it is a matte finish or a cross-hatching design element, new heads present a challenge to aftermarket design. Dyeing lacrosse heads has been a mainstay of expression in lacrosse that has ebbed and flowed. Right now the dye community is dealing with the challenges presented by new textures and designs — here are the pros and cons of that struggle presented by two of the best dyers in the community.

from Dr. Fred Opie

from The Ivy League
The Ivy League, continuing its commitment to a student-centered model of Division I athletics, has proposed NCAA legislation to allow prospective student-athletes more time in the recruiting process to make the important decision of where to attend college.

“The pressure on prospective student-athletes to commit to a specific college earlier and earlier is a national issue,” said Executive Director Robin Harris. “It causes stress for prospects and their families, as they are often asked to make a life-altering decision as high school freshmen or sophomores, and sometimes even before they have started high school.

from SUJuiceOnline.com
But Syracuse fans shouldn’t freak out.

The magazine doesn’t account for transfers, an area that has become an increasingly important part of the game and something in which Syracuse has excelled in recent years.

from NunesMagician.com
What’s weird about it is that Syracuse actually continues to lead the nation in home attendance. The 4,103 fans per game led the way over Ohio State (3,819) and Maryland (3,101). That said, that number is actually down 20 percent from 2015 when they averaged 4,802 per home game. For perspective, SU averaged 4,140 per game in 2014 and 3,859 per game in 2013.

from Cornell Athletics
As part of women's lacrosse Alumni Weekend, head coach Jenny Graap announced the team's award winners for the 2016 season at Sunday's awards banquet. A total of seven different awards were given to six different players for unique contributions to the team during the 2016 season.

from Syracuse athletics
Twenty one former Orange standouts will represent the Alumni All-Stars against the current 'Cuse squad in this year's alumni game, with another 32 former Syracuse greats returning to participate in the Legends Game.

from Inside Lacrosse
Connor Shellenberger, an atttackman from St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.), is the No. 1-ranked recruit in the 2016 Young Gun Sophomore rankings (Class of 2019). No other player in his class right now is as polished offensively as he is, able to play top left, top right, from X or attack from GLE.

from Inside Lacrosse
Kyla Sears (Skaneateles) comes in at #3; Three of the Top 20 coming to Syracuse.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today opened team registration for the ninth annual US Lacrosse Nationals, set for July 28-30, 2017, in Richmond, Va. The #USLNationals represents lacrosse’s best-run tournament for boys and girls teams in the 14U, 13U and 12U divisions.

from US Lacrosse
Recently, US Lacrosse published a summary of the changes that are happening to the youth lacrosse rules (boys | girls), effective in 2017. There are some that feel these changes have gone “too far” and are ruining the sport of lacrosse.
Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:15AM
from B.J. O'Hara
The 2016 Greater Syracuse College Showcase will be held on Saturday, November 5 (9AM to 4PM) at Ultimate Goal in Marcellus, NY. (3800 Lee Mulroy Road). We were forced to move it out of January due to the new NCAA recruiting calendar.

from Colgate Athletics
Colgate head coach Mike Murphy calls his Class of 2020 recruiting haul the best in program history. It's certainly the most decorated in Murphy's five-year Colgate tenure, and that's saying something since the Raiders under Murphy consistently have been among the Patriot League's elite.

from The Daily Orange
Syracuse head coach John Desko addressed the media on Tuesday ahead of the team’s annual annual alumni game on Saturday at 4 p.m. Here are three notable things he said.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse University will likely host the ACC men's lacrosse tournament within the next year or two, but the Orange's precise slot in the league's rotation has yet to be decided.

from Inside Lacrosse
After another spectacular high school season, being named the 2016 Heather Leigh Albert award recipient at the US Lacrosse Schoolgirls National Tournament and wowing at the Under Armour Underclass Games, Jamie Ortega ascends to the top spot of the 2016 Young Gun Senior Rankings. Ortega headlined a Middle Country team that went 16-2 last spring, and the All-American paced the Wolverines with 82 goals and 42 assists as a two-way player under coach Lindsay Dolson. The heralded Long Island recruit heads to North Carolina with an ability to contribute right away.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Westhill High School 2019 midfield Caroline Miller has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Bucknell University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Trinity Pawling School (NY) 2017 attackman Brendan Lantieri has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2017 NLL regular season schedule, marking the 31st year of professional indoor lacrosse at the sport's highest level. The 81-game season, consisting of 18 games per team, will begin with the start of NLL Face Off Weekend on Thursday, Dec. 29 with the Rochester Knighthawks hosting the Toronto Rock for an East rivalry matchup before the Colorado Mammoth visits the East Division champion Buffalo Bandits on Friday, Dec. 30 to round out Week 1.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Bandits will open the campaign at home on Dec. 30 when the Colorado Mammoth visit Buffalo for the only meeting between the clubs this season. The team will then play two additional home games before visiting the New England Black Wolves for the first road game of the season on Jan. 28.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will kick off their 23rd season in the National Lacrosse League with a pair of home games at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.

Tournaments This Week
4th Annual Room2Smile Fall Classic at Le Moyne College Sunday.

10am LeMoyne Men vs OCC
11:45 OCC Men vs RIT
1:30 RIT Men vs LeMoyne
3:30 LeMoyne Women vs Canisius

Lax All-Stars North American Invitational Box Lacrosse Tournament is Thursday through Saturday at the Onondaga Nation Fieldhouse.

Fallball from LaxPower
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