from Sweetlax Lacrosse
“Many club programs have a hard time finding close to home Fall events for younger teams. The Fall Classic brings a level of competition that allows players to experience great competition while still enjoying the game,” said Jessica Pacitto, Coordinator at ML8 Events. “Similar to last year, we’ll be introducing some value adds for the players with shooting and defensive clinics between games; last year the kids all greatly enjoyed the ‘clock your shot’ exercise.”

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell men's lacrosse program will host two fall Prospect Clinics on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 11. Both clinics are open to all high school boys in the graduating classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . So I decided to do a little research. I figured that, instead of just coming with up with my own thoughts, I’d ask some real, live college coaches, former rivals from Upstate colleges I’d done battle with in the old days. Surely they’d have some pearls of wisdom . . .

Sunday August 20, 2017 10:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Holman finished with four goals and two assists. [Connor] Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) added four goals, [Peter] Baum (Colgate) had two goals and three assists, and Schreiber, named MLL MVP for the second consecutive season Friday, contributed a goal and three assists.

from ObserverToday.com
On May 28 Rob Genco and Zed Williams were in two completely different mindsets. Genco, with his iPad in hand and the Twitter app open, was off-and-on refreshing his timeline waiting for Major League Lacrosse’s update on each team’s pick for the 2017 Draft.

from Syracuse.com
[Michael] Cooper started playing lacrosse while attending (then) Lincoln Junior High School and Henninger coach Tom Acee approached him about trying the sport.

"Someone told me that I couldn't play, that it was a white kids' sport," he recalled. "That was enough for me."

from MyChamplainValley.com
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - For the first time in the history of the University, women's lacrosse is coming to SUNY Plattsburgh. The Cardinals will not compete in the sport until 2019, But they have taken the next step: Bringing a head coach to campus.

from KNKX Radio (Tacoma WA)
These days, a group of teenage boys from the Federal Way area is learning how to play the "medicine game," which is the traditional term for the sport, from an experienced player and teacher.

Dave Waterman is the coach of the Ohngwe Lacrosse. "I’m known as Gienhyaw. I’m from the Turtle Clan, Oneida Nation, Six nation Iroquois with the Haudenosaunee."
Saturday August 19, 2017 8:50AM
from The Auburn Citizen
Greg Downing is hoping to end his outdoor lacrosse career on a high note.

After 11 seasons, the Auburn High graduate has decided his last professional outdoor game will be Saturday when he and the Denver Outlaws take on the Ohio Machine in the Major League Lacrosse Championship Game at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

from Major League Lacrosse
The rest of the league’s awards were given out during a red-carpet event held in conjunction with the championship. The Denver Outlaws play the Ohio Machine at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

from Utica College Athletics
The Utica College men's lacrosse team has announced the date for its annual alumni game. The event will be held at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on Friday, October 20th. Contact men's lacrosse Assistant Coach Sean Behan for further details (see contact information below).

from NLL.com
The NLL Combine is scheduled for September 16-17 at the TRAC. At the combine, prospective players will have an opportunity to showcase their talent and skill in a practice setting through structured games – testing their endurance, reaction time, strength, agility and speed on the field. Additionally, they will take part in a series of interviews with NLL general managers and coaches. The combine is open to eligible draftees and non-registered free agents who can apply to register at this link.

from Paul Rabil
Welcome to #AskPaul Episode 48 in our new RabilCo offices! I'll tell you when the Warpil comes out, we talk about an MLL 2K video game, and ways to fix your broken windows.

Friday August 18, 2017 4:30PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
If Milliman has his way, Cornell will follow Maryland in ending the murmurs among its similarly passionate fan and alumni base. But he’s not looking that far ahead. He said he’s just happy to lead a program with a rich history.

from BLaxFive.net
Senior midfielder and face off specialist Owen VanWie recently announced his decision to continue his education and lacrosse career at Mercyhurst University.

from DU Athletics
No stranger to the University of Denver and the women's lacrosse program, Tee Ladouceur (pronounced "LAD-uh-SIR") (Bethlehem) previously served as the head coach at UC Davis for the past two seasons, where, in her first season, led the Aggies to their first conference tournament appearance since 2010. Under her leadership, two players earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation recognition, and eight were named MPSF All-Academic, which tied a program best.

from The Evening Tribune
The PYA Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 features Michael Manley (PYA Class of 2007), Paul Chapman (PYA Class of 1979), Jennifer Miles McKie (PYA Class of 1995), and Raymond (Butch) Mashewske (PYA Class of 1983). The new class will also honor the championship Penn Yan Mustang football of 1967.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Bradman and O’Connor became the coaches of the North Country Northstars, a mainly seventh- and eighth-grade team comprised of mostly Canton youths with a few players from St. Lawrence Central, Massena and a player from Potsdam.

from the NCAA
Canisius College is accepting applications for an assistant coach for Men’s Lacrosse. Canisius is a member of the Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The assistant lacrosse coach ensures the Canisius men’s lacrosse program is administered with constant commitment to compliance with all institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. This is a full-time position which reports to the Head Coach for Men’s Lacrosse.

from Major League Lacrosse

from Major League Lacrosse

from Capital District Lax
Golf Outing and Alumni Game highlight the weekend. Contact Coach John Svec with any questions.
Thursday August 17, 2017 8:50PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
“US Lacrosse is thrilled to be able to host the WPLL for their Legends Game and opening showcase,” says Ann Carpenetti, Vice President of Lacrosse Operations. “We are very supportive of the opportunities WPLL will be offering elite women's lacrosse players who want to play at the highest level, while inspiring future generations of youth athletes.”

from Inside Lacrosse
Staats, 19, is a budding star who would likely be the top NLL draft pick if he were to declare. Him returning to OCC is no surprise; the thought among many league sources has been that Staats would continue his college career at OCC, then presumably at Syracuse, making him a target for the 2020 NLL Draft class.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
. . . the Upstate Pride will be led by Wagner’s Katie Rowan (Delmar). Rowan, a three-time first-team All-American out of Syracuse, became the Orange’s first Tewaaraton Finalist in 2009 and captured back-to-back world championships with the U.S. women’s national team in 2009 and 2013. Rowan is Syracuse’s (396) and Team USA’s (67) all-time leader in points.

from the Albany Times Union
Training during the summer months is almost a double victory for Sam Swingruber. The Ballston Spa standout, who has committed to UAlbany to play lacrosse, is also one of the top returning players in the Capital District High School Hockey League as a defenseman for the combined team from Burnt Hills and Ballston Spa.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(August 16, 2017)… With the crowning of three champions Sunday, the Rochester Knighthawks wrapped up their first USBOXLA-sanctioned lacrosse tournament. In all, 13 teams competed in the inaugural Upstate Box Lacrosse Invitational, with players and fans coming to Rochester from as far away as Nepean, Ontario and Akwesasne.

from US Lacrosse
Feedback collected by US Lacrosse via its annual rules survey following the first season of the new youth rules has been overwhelmingly positive.

“The responses from parents, coaches and officials have been about 85-percent favorable on these changes,” said Rick Lake, men’s game senior manager at US Lacrosse.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Barely three months after adopting landmark off-the-field rules limiting early recruiting, women’s lacrosse teams are trying to adjust to a new set of on-field rules.

“There are a lot of significant rule changes that have come all at once,” Johns Hopkins coach Janine Tucker said. “We were just getting used to some of the recent changes, and now we’ve got some more to embrace. But thankfully, we have a fall season to work on the rule changes.”

from The Lacrosse Network

from Paul Rabil

from the Buffalo Bandits
Riorden (6’0”, 215 lbs., 2/13/1994) led all Bandits rookies last season in goals (6), assists (13) and points (19) in nine games played. He also added 20 loose ball recoveries and registered 29 shots on goal.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
The UWLX brought women’s pro lacrosse to Lake Placid for the first time ever! In its second year of operations, the United Women’s Lacrosse League partnered up with Summit Lacrosse Ventures to layout a destination-style plan for the its title matchup. The game took place on August 2 as the grand finale to scholastic division play.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
While the constant chatter of who’s-committed-where can be interesting if you’re into that kind of thing, the real focus of these games is to give the kids a fun and competitive environment to play the game they love. It’s truly a sight for sore eyes if you’re not used to the festive side of high school summer lax!

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
As the kids packed up their bags and headed for the car one last time under the watch of the Olympic ski jumps off into the distance, some parents, coaches and grandparents were unloading bags from the car. It was adult club lacrosse time!
Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:50PM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Fans of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the 16th annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, to be held Saturday, Sept. 30. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, Sept. 29-30. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY - Executive Sports Information Director Joe Venniro announced that Samantha Annable (Onondaga HS/OCC/Brockport) will join the RIT Sports Information department as an assistant director for the for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Annable will work closely with Venniro and Sports Information Director Steve Jaynes on all media relations aspects for RIT's 22 Division III programs and two Division I hockey teams.

from The Stony Brook Statesman
The Seawolves, who finished the 2017 campaign with a 7-7 record, will face off with the Terps at 11:30 a.m. to start the day on October 22 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Terps will then play the Orange at 1:00 p.m., followed by an Orange-Seawolf matchup at 3:00 p.m., according to Stony Brook Athletics.

from NorthJersey.com
After an incredible career at Verona, former girls lacrosse player Ava Anderson will continue to impress on the field at a rather prestigious place. Announced last week, Anderson will join the Cornell girls lacrosse team as a walk-on.

from Capital District Lax
In addition to being a lacrosse player and parent (father of former UAlbany goalie Blaze Riorden, and current Lycoming attackman Connor Riorden), Mike has been a prolific contributor to the game. These contributions over the years include service as a coach in the Fairport Youth Lacrosse program, initiator of the Fairport travel team, high school officiating, US Lacrosse youth tournament coaching, and more.

from Aces Elite Girls Lacrosse
Rochester area Aces Elite Girls Lacrosse will be holding tryouts for their 2026 and 2025 teams at Your Sports Depot in Macedon. Click the headline to see a registration form with details.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Priolo (6’5”, 234 lbs., 1/15/1989) led all NLL defensemen with 22 points (7+15) in the 2017 season and led all Bandits with a career-best 131 loose balls. His efforts earned him a nomination as a finalist for the NLL Defensive Player of the Year award for the fourth straight season.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
It takes managerial guts to trade or cut a popular player, and nobody should question Steve Dietrich or Derek Keenan in that regard. Dietrich, general manager of the Buffalo Bandits, and Keenan, general manager and coach of the Saskatchewan Rush, were among the most active executives during a busy summer of player movement in the National Lacrosse League.
Tuesday August 15, 2017 5:50PM
from Dom Staria / Inside Lacrosse
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I have heard and agree with most of the arguments that criticize the “participation trophy” mentality surrounding today’s youth. However, when you are north of 65 years of age, any recognition hardware that involves physical exertion will land in an esteemed place on my mantle piece.

from Major League Lacrosse
John Galloway, Goalie, Rochester Rattlers

Galloway was one of three goalies with at least eight wins this season and he ranked third in the league with an 11.57 goals against average and fourth in save percentage (.541).

from Major League Lacrosse
Joel White, Defense, Rochester Rattlers

White helped lead one of the stingiest defenses in the league, as the Rattlers finished with the third-fewest goals allowed in 2017. In eight games, he totaled 28 groundballs and two caused turnovers.

from Capital District Lax
Playing with Team Pure Performance, Shenendehowa Boys’ Varisty Lacrosse Head Coach Jason Gifford, recently took home MVP Honors from the Lake Placid Summit Classic 39+ division championship game. In the championship game, Team Pure Performance defeated Port Jeff Sports 8-6.
Monday August 14, 2017 9:15PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Fans clamoring for a shot clock in NCAA men’s lacrosse will get a good look at a proposed solution this fall.

The NCAA men’s lacrosse rules committee has asked teams to experiment with a visible 60-second shot clock in fall competitions. For teams choosing to use the experimental rule, the shot clock will start when possession is established. Teams will continue to have 30 seconds to clear the ball and enter the attack area.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Dhane Smith to a two-year contract, pending league approval.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Photo Gallery (Photos by Colleen Soudan)

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is accepting applications for its National Diversity Grant Program, which provides resources to local groups and organizations to support projects and events that promote lacrosse opportunities among non-traditional participants.

Six grant categories, with slightly differing goals and qualifications, are available: Girls’ Initiative, Urban Outreach, Community Impact, Event Support, Disability Access, and BRIDGE.

from US Lacrosse
Dear US Lacrosse,

My athlete is 12 and a very highly skilled lacrosse player. I have been talking to our coach and think he/she is making a huge mistake by not letting my son/daughter play up at the 14u level this coming season. My son/daughter is equally capable with either hand, shoots the ball accurately, and can dodge around almost every defender he/she plays against. Can you please help me convince our coach that playing up is the best choice for my child and will help him/her reach the next level?

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In case you missed it, Dom Starsia published a “Letter to Freshmen” this week, and it’s definitely worth reading. All his essays are; I’ve said that before.

He talked about behavior, about restraint, about personal accountability. He stressed the importance of honesty, getting up in the morning (every morning) and eating a good breakfast, and knowing when to say enough. He emphasized how important it was to learn not only from our own mistakes, but from others’ as well… all very good stuff. Make sure you sneak a copy of it into Junior’s laundry basket as he packs up the car this week.

from 3d Lacrosse
DENVER — 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s leading provider of lacrosse training and development services, has named Regy Thorpe the company’s Chief Lacrosse Officer. A longtime presence in the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse, Thorpe will immediately begin overseeing all aspects of 3d Lacrosse’s Methodology as the head of 3d’s Master Coaching Circuit that spans a dozen markets around the nation.

from RochesterFirst.com
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Luke Laszkiewicz recaps first Upstate Box Lacrosse Invitational.

Nothing Tuesday Morning
It happens. A few says a year there just isn't anything that qualifies as a news item. We'll check again this afternoon.

Section 5 Coaching Vacancies
Aquinas joins McQuaid Jesuit and Brockport High Schools looking for Varsity Boys Head Coaches. You can find contact information over at BLaxFive.net