“I'M PSYCHOLOGICALLY tuned to the game of box lacrosse,” he said. “I feel like I finally figured out how to play field lacrosse my senior year in college. My last year I finally started to think, 'You know, I've got this game figured out.' When it comes to box lacrosse, it's like second nature to me. Every aspect of the game just makes a lot more sense to me than with field.”
While this will be a lot of fun for the 2018 season, there are some moments that stick out in my mind from which I would have loved to have seen some behind-the-scene footage. In no particular order, these come to mind first:
COBLESKILL?– When information reached the SUNY Cobleskill Athletic Department that former Fighting Tiger lacrosse player Anthony Yevoli, an Amsterdam graduate, the 2017 Upstate New York NY/Vermont Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Boy of the Year” and the 2016 North Eastern Athletic Conference Inspirational Award recipient was in need of a bone marrow transplant the department put a plan into action.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Women's lacrosse recently announced its fall schedule which consists of three consecutive Saturdays full of exciting match ups. The team will open up play at home on Sept. 23 as part of the Big Red Bonanza held at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell will face both Canisius and Delaware twice with the first game commencing at 11 a.m.
Yes, Zed Williams knows lacrosse. And yes, he knows many of the players on the Georgia Swarm roster. But he takes that knowledge a step further by knowing this: He knows the type of lacrosse the Swarm play.
By Craig Rybczynski – The Rochester Knighthawks were one of the big winners at Monday’s National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, selecting six potential impact players at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.
Box office and season ticket prices for the 2017-18 season will not increase from last season in the 100 and 200 level. Season tickets for the 2017-18 season range from $13 to $32 per game, saving fans up to $81 for the season. Individual game tickets start at $15 per game in the 300 level.
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Siena Women’s Lacrosse Team will be hosting a multi-team Fall Ball scrimmage. Hartord, in its inaugural season of D1 women’s lacrosse, Holy Cross, and LIU Brooklyn will be joining the Saints in the event which begins at Noon on the Siena College Turf Field. Tentative match-ups and starting times are as follows:
(September 21, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed Eric Shewell (shoe-ull) to a one-year deal. The gritty defenseman recently won a Mann Cup with the Peterborough Lakers, playing under Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team will participate in Inside Lacrosse/STX's "The Season" – a year long multi-platform digital content series that will feature four of the nation's top lacrosse programs.
"The Season" will revolve around 10 episodes that will be shot between September 2017 and May 2018, following the spotlighted programs from fall ball through the NCAA Tournament. The series will also be supported by live social media content shot on-site as well as interactive social programs.
ALBANY — What’s struck Connor Fields, the leading scorer last season in NCAA men’s lacrosse, about Tehoka Nanticoke during this month’s University at Albany workouts is how quickly the freshman has become a focal point for the Great Danes.
“There was no adjustment period for him to get settled into college lacrosse,” Fields said. “He came in right away and you could see how good of a player he is.”
The life of a college athlete allows very little time for relaxation. These athletes constantly bounce around from class to practice and have to devote much of their other time to studying. For Ithaca College junior Kaylou Stoddard, this commitment is doubled, as she is a member of both the field hockey team and the women’s lacrosse team.
ROCHESTER, NY - In a continued effort to enhance coverage of our student-athletes, the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, in partnership with Stretch Internet, is pleased to announce that fans can now access content from E8 member institutions though custom applications on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Android TV. A Roku app will also be available in the near future.
Former Canisius standout Tim Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt)'15 has been named to the US Lacrosse roster for the Heritage Cup, an exhibition game between the United States and Canadian indoor men's lacrosse teams, that will take place Oct. 21 at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team is hosting its Fall Red Dragon Prospect Day, Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Prospect Day, open to all 2018-20 high school graduates, is an opportunity to be instructed by Cortland's head lacrosse coach Steve Beville and his staff. The day includes individual drills, transition drills and a scrimmage.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team is hosting its 11th annual SUNY Cortland Lacrosse Alumni and Supporters Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Elm Tree Golf Course in Cortland. The entry fee is $90 per person or $360 for a foursome and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, prizes for first and second place, longest drive and closest to the pin. Seventy-five total prizes will be awarded. A steak dinner follows the golf.
The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League announced Wednesday the 37 players who will participate in the league’s first showcase game Sept. 30 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. The game will be broadcast live on Lax Sports Network.
Co-founded in 2016 by Digit Murphy and Aronda Kirby, the UWLX features teams based in four major sports markets: the Baltimore Ride, the Boston Storm, the Long Island Sound and the Philadelphia Force. The league wrapped up its second season in early August. Long Island capped an undefeated campaign with its second straight UWLX title.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced changes to the national leadership structure for youth and scholastic member-officials. This announcement is the culmination of over two years’ worth of work and collaboration involving US Lacrosse staff, volunteer and key officiating leadership. A task force was convened by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors in April and that task force, composed of staff and officiating leaders from around the country, proposed this change to the Board of Directors earlier this month.
The LASNAI Tournament Preview lays out the pool groups again, talks about the teams in more depth, and makes some predictions, many of which will inevitably prove wrong. That’s what is so fun about the LASNAI – while you think you know what’s going to happen, nothing is guaranteed, and games are often tighter than predicted!
Hobart College lacrosse All-American Frank Brown (Silver Creek) was drafted by the Georgia Swarm during the National Lacrosse League Draft last night. The 2017 NEC Player of the Year was the 24th overall pick.
Brown was the first pick of the third round. Over the summer, he was also drafted by the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse.
On Tuesday, US Lacrosse reported that Brown’s women’s lacrosse team will be the first Division I squad to all wear full headgear in the fall season. The move is significant in the sport that has debated for years whether or not helmets are necessary in the women’s game.
“The coaches and staff sat down and looked at the pool of players, and there are a few guys banged up who can’t play, but this is just one of many opportunities we’ll have to evaluate what we have,” said U.S. head coach Regy Thorpe. “We’ve got a good mix of veterans and younger players.”
SPARKS, Md. – US Lacrosse has announced that four players with UAlbany ties have been named to the US indoor roster for the Heritage Cup on October 21st. UAlbany senior Connor Fields and alumni Brett Queener ’08, Blaze Riorden ’16 and Joe Resetarits ’12 have been named to the U.S. roster for this contest.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), welcomed the newest crop of rookies at the 2017-18 NLL Draft at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ont. on Monday, Sept. 18 ahead of the league’s 32nd year with the 2018 regular season set to begin on December 8, 2017. Use #NLL to check out all the action on social media, plus all 59 selections below. Relive the event on demand on the NLLTV.com.
(September 18, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks looked to Columbus, Ohio to reload their roster by taking three former Ohio State University Buckeyes in the first round of the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
TORONTO, Ontario – Two UAlbany men’s lacrosse alumni, Bennett Drake and Adam Osika, were each picked by the Georgia Swarm, the reigning league champion, in the 2017 National Lacrosse League (NLL) First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is poised to welcome nine new inductees at its annual celebration this Saturday, September 23. The newest members will be officially inducted with a ceremony at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
The 2017 inductees are: Doug Knight, Leslie Blankin Lane, Jim McDonald, Laurette Payette, Casey Powell, Jill Johnson Redfern, Brooks Sweet, Robyn Nye Wood, and Don Zimmerman.
At LaxAllStars, we’re pleased to be partners with Summit Lacrosse Ventures, operators of the prestigious Northstar Invitational. Learn more about the event and what Summit is doing to provide a premier girls lacrosse experience below!
Just over two years ago (June 29, 2015), I wrote an RTD article entitled “Rocky, the-dog-that-had-nothing-to-do-with-lacrosse,” a fond farewell to our loveable 12-year old Shepherd mix.
Unfortunately, we lost another one of our amazing dogs this past month – Brian’s one-of-a-kind dog, Reptar.
The Canisius women's lacrosse program announced its 2017 fall schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by a home tournament, as well as four road tournaments. The Golden Griffins will travel to Cornell, Syracuse, Niagara and Loyola and will host the Purple Eagles and Mercyhurst.
The Men's Lacrosse program is having its annual Alumni Game, promptly starting at 4 p.m. at Red Dragon Field. The game will be followed by a tailgate at approximately 5:30 p.m. next to the field (rain location - Alumni Field House).
(September 15, 2017)… In just three days, the Rochester Knighthawks will reload their roster by selecting four of the first 14 players in the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Fans can tune into NLLTV to watch the newest members of the Knighthawks take center stage at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Monday, Sept. 18. Draft coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Pre-Draft Show.
ILWomen is pleased to announce its Young Gun Senior Rankings from the 2017 Recruiting Issue, which is available now. North Carolina bound Elizabeth Hillman (Bel Air, Md.) headlines the crop of 2018 talent.
On Thursday, Tom Abbott, national coordinator of officiating, and Willie Scroggs, secretary-rules editor of the committee, issued a memo to college coaches offering two options for shot clock operators.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2017 NLL Draft will take place on Monday, Sept. 18 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. Watch live on NLLTV.com starting with the pre-draft show at 6:30 p.m. ET as the league welcomes its newest crop of rookies ahead of the 2018 season.
PENNINGTON, N.J.—Skidmore College Athletics Director Gail Cummings-Danson will be one of 80 women's lacrosse players and coaches celebrated Sept. 30 at the Women's Professional Lacrosse League Legends' Celebration and Legends' Game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.
Just weeks ago Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) helped the Ohio Machine win their first Steinfeld Cup. A 2011 graduate of Villanova, he is now in his final year of law school at Stanford where he also serves as the men’s lacrosse head coach.
Don’t try to sell the idea that city kids don't play lacrosse in New York City, West Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oakland or dozens of other urban centers from coast to coast that are now embracing the game.
Following another successful installment of the Lake Placid Summit Classic, event co-founder and now Principal & Strategic Advisor, George Leveille recently took the time to answer some questions for Capital District Lax on a variety of lacrosse related topics.
ELLICOTTVILLE — One of the fastest growing sports in the country will be featured at the first Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival set to take place Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24. Opening ceremonies will be held Friday night and the games will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(September 15, 2017)… Marty Hill waited seven years to make his National Lacrosse League debut. That day finally came on April 22, when he played for the Rochester Knighthawks. It was an emotional evening for the 27-year-old transition man, who was playing in front of his family and friends.
Host Fred Opie speaks with Brighton, New York native Danielle Spencer. She played collegiate lacrosse at Northwestern University where she earned All-American honors and three national championships in 2007, 2008, in 2009. She is the head women’s lacrosse coach at Dartmouth College. She unpacks the strategy that her staff uses to find talented players, why she thinks camps and clinics are a better return on investment [f]or parents than club teams and tournaments and talks about the transition from player, to assist coach, to head coach, her definition of a great player, and a great coach, and some of the coaches she admires both in and outside of lacrosse.
US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame
The 2017 Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame class has been announced, and you can purchase tickets to the induction ceremony and dinner here.
The Chapter is looking for nominations for the Class of 2018. Click
here to download a nomination form.