12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JusLacrosse Upstate
After about 15 years of working at other people’s lacrosse camps, noting what I liked and what I thought could be improved, I started think that I could, in fact, build a better mouse trap. I created and went on to direct what was at the time Oswego State’s only overnight teaching camp – the Oswego State Lacrosse Camp.

from The Corning Leader
Bob Streeten and his wife Suzanne had already planned a post-retirement trip to Uganda, where they would connect with a young woman who they had forged a long-lasting, long-distance relationship with. So when the idea of having the trip double as a chance to do his part in helping grow the game of lacrosse globally, Streeten - the longtime varsity coach in Corning - was more than happy to serve as a lacrosse ambassador.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Cazenovia (N.Y.) 2015 midfield/defender Sarah Willard has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Towson University.

from NLL.com
The complete summary of award winners, including NLL All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams, are listed below:

Most Valuable Player – Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks) Jamieson won the 2014 NLL scoring title with 108 points, tied for second in the league in assists (72) and tied for sixth overall with 36 goals. Jamieson recorded at least six points in
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:45AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team welcomed alumni, friends and family of the program for the team's annual alumni weekend Sept. 13-14. Despite some inclement weather to kick off the events of the weekend, it was a fantastic two days for the Big Red, as it held the annual alumni game on Saturday and awards banquet on Sunday. The banquet gave friends and family of the program a final chance to recognize the accomplishments of the 2014 squad, while also look forward to a spectacular 2015 season.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA's Karri Ellen Johnson gets you mentally and physically prepared to take the draw.

12:15AM
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has announced the 24-player U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the Seatown Classic, to be held Saturday, Oct. 18 in Seattle, Wash. Team USA will square off against NCAA runner-up Notre Dame in the team’s first action since claiming silver at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Denver this summer.

from Inside Lacrosse
Rochester Rattlers

from US Lacrosse
One of the most attractive elements of lacrosse is the sport’s traditional emphasis on character and sportsmanship. A great way to maintain and build on that tradition is to take a close look at the role character plays in the way you assemble your team and manage personnel.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun offered the appropriate setting Friday as the new name for the National Lacrosse League franchise recently relocated from Philadelphia was unveiled. The team will be called the New England Black Wolves.

from LaxAllStars.com
If anyone ever asks you if a lacrosse player has left college early to declare for the pros, you can now say, “yes, that has happened, and it was a D3 player from RIT named Casey Jackson, who left school and declared for the NLL Draft“. Then you would of course look up Casey Jackson at RIT and see this:

Friday September 19, 2014 10:30AM
from Onondaga CC Athletics
The National Champion Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team was recently featured in the NJCAA Review, a monthly publication highlighting the very best that the National Junior College Athletic Association has to offer. The feature story highlights Onondaga's record-breaking season including its run to a sixth consecutive national championship after defeating Nassau Community College, 12-7, and its now 87-game winning streak.

10:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed defenseman/transition man Zac Reid to a one-year deal. The former draft choice joins the Knighthawks after an impressive summer season with the Major Series Lacrosse Brampton Excelsiors.

12:15AM
from Lake Country News-Sun
Every few years, at least according to Lake Forest Lacrosse Association president Marc Thiergart, there are heroes of the lacrosse world who ignite greater interest in the sport. This year, it’s the four Thompson brothers . . .

from The Cleveland Browns
He's the only living athlete in three Hall of Fames: Pro Football, College Football and Lacrosse. He qualified for the 1956 Olympics as a decathlete, but declined to participate in order to focus on football.

What happens when one of the best athlete’s the world has ever seen turns 78?
Thursday September 18, 2014 9:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Defender Nick Mellen, West Genesee, comes in at #9.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Newark Academy (NJ) 2016 close defenseman-long stick midfielder Josh Karp has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits agreed to terms with four players Wednesday. Transition players Kevin Brownell and Mitch Wilde, along with defensemen Glen Bryan and Marty Hill, got one-year deals.

12:15AM
from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart College lacrosse coaching staff will host a one-day fall prospect day for high school student-athletes graduating in 2016, 2017 and 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

from Army Athletics
Since arriving at the Academy in June, Noto Family Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Kristen Waagbo has been working to transition the Army women’s lacrosse program to the Division I ranks. Waagbo brings a wealth of experience as a player and an assistant coach, including stops at Duke, Navy and UC Davis.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is pleased to unveil the ILWomen Rising Junior Rankings from the 18th Recruiting Issue, available now in print and digitally.
Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:15AM
from The Daily Orange
Matt Mancz says his current nickname, Muscle Matt, is a mixture of all three. First it was just the football team that called him that. Then men’s and women’s lacrosse followed suit. Muscle Matt isn’t just a nickname anymore, it’s a title that is both a product of his own physique, as well as the respect he’s earned from the athletes and staff at Syracuse since joining as a full-time as the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator.

from Inside Lacrosse
LB3 Lacrosse Founder and former Syracuse star Liam Banks made a name for himself in college as one of the game's top feeders, still standing Top 10 all-time at SU for career assists. His ability to carry behind the goal and find the open man up top was crucial for Syracuse in their 2000 NCAA title, when Banks was the MVP of the Championship Game and an honorable mention All-American.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Join Duke head coach John Danowski and assistant coaches Ron Caputo, Matt Danowski and Ben DeLuca Tuesday evening for a two-hour session of learning about everything from practice habits, fundamentals, to building a cohesive unit. Those unable to attend or watch live can view the archived clinic on GoDuke.com. The archives will be available Wednesday afternoon.

from LaxPower
Men's Division I collegiate lacrosse returns to Washington state this October when NCAA finalist Notre Dame faces off against the world runner-up U.S. National Team in the third installment of Seattle's annual NCAA Seatown Lacrosse Classic.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2014 NLL Combine and 2014 NLL Season Awards Ceremony will air live on NLL.com on Sunday, Sept. 21 from Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2014 NLL Draft will air live on NLL.com and on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network (YouTube.com/TLN) starting at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 22 from Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario.

from Lax.com
This past summer, the lacrosse world turned it's attention to Denver, CO for the 2014 FIL World Championships. With over 30 nations participating in the games and thousands of fans in attendance, lacrosse crowned a new champion when Canada defeated the United States. For the last piece in it's best of series, Lax.com looks back on the great moments,both on and off the field, in its Best of the 2014 FIL World Championships.

Tuesday September 16, 2014 12:15AM
from US Lacrosse
For the first time, US Lacrosse is heading up the staff and player selection of a team that will represent the United States in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Championship. Tony Resch has been named head coach and will be assisted by Adam Mueller and Chris Schiller. Jimmy Butler will serve as general manager, Tim Soudan as assistant general manager, and Mike Fox as equipment manager.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced that 126 schools and civic organizations across 32 states and Washington, D.C., have been selected as 2014 Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified “soft” lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculum.

from LaxPower
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) today announced the inaugural events that have been accredited thru the IMLCA Event Accreditation Platinum Standards Program.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks own the ninth overall selection in the 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The Knighthawks will have six picks in the six-round draft, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5136#sthash.oFVYmRDN.dpuf

from Dr. Fred Opie
By the spring of 1975, Coach Al Hodish organized a team to compete throughout long island against other communities. The towns that surround Hempstead were both largely white and lacrosse power houses such as Garden City, Lynbrook, Elmont, Baldwin, Sewanhaka, Levitt Town Division, Manhasset, and many others.
Monday September 15, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
From sometime around 1990 through 2009 – approximately 20 years – I served on the staff of the Top 205 Lacrosse Camp. More than any other camp (and if you’ve been reading RTD for the past three weeks, you know that I’ve seen many of them), this camp introduced me to so many great players, the best young and veteran coaches in the game, an annual dose of great, “textbook” lacrosse knowledge, and some lifelong friendships.

from Cornell Athletics
At the banquet, head coach Matt Kerwick announced that seniors Connor Buczek, Matt Donovan, Dan Lintner and Jordan Stevens will serve as team captains for the 2015 season. He also announced the award winners for the 2014 season, including Donovan who was named the team's most valuable player, while Buczek and Stevens were named the offensive and defensive MVPs, respectively.

from LaxPower
Several Division II and III lacrosse programs have made announcements in the last few weeks regarding assistant coaches for the 2015 season. The releases included in this post are from Pace and Brevard (D2) and Union, Stevens, Colorado College, and Berry (D3).
Sunday September 14, 2014 11:15AM
from the Haudenosaunee
We are disappointed to have to cancel this year's Wooden Stick Festival. Our sponsors from last year were not able to support us this time so we have decided to cancel for this year. We also need to have this break to do the fundraising, design, planning and building of the new Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, which is the sponsoring organization for the Wooden Stick Festival.

from the Buffalo News
Newfane Women’s Lacrosse Club Coach Laura Hambruch has a goal – to make lacrosse a varsity sport at Newfane High School, from which she graduated in 2007.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Trinity Pawling School (NY) 2016 attackman-midfielder Justin Scott has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.


Cancelled: Wooden Stick Festival
The Wooden Stick Festival scheduled for September 27-28 at Onondaga Lake Park has been cancelled. Also cancelled is the Thompson Bros. Lacrosse clinic schedule for the festival. Check this Haudenosaunee Facebook page for more information.

Register for MLL Supplimental Draft
Major League Lacrosse has announced that the 2015 Supplemental Draft will take place on Wednesday, December 17. The League also announced that registration is open for the League Player Pool in advance of draft. Rules concerning registering can be found here

Player Pool Registration Form