from US Lacrosse
Last month, US Lacrosse announced new rules for youth lacrosse that align with the principles of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). The LADM is designed to encourage skill development and grow overall participation by promoting a safe and fun playing environment through its coaching curriculum and the associated age-appropriate rule sets.

Listed below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we’ve received since the new rules were announced.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Men's Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has announced the captains for the 2017 season. Seniors Jordan Barlow, Jon-Michael Tokar (Corning), Ryan Ghaderi and Devin Votta are the captains for the 2017 season.

from World Series of Youth Lacrosse
The road to Denver starts today! 2017 WSYL Regional Qualifier registration is now open. Spaces are limited and registration will be accepted on a first come basis. Don't miss out, register today!

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Nick Miller from Ithaca High School has verbally committed to Saint John Fisher College to play lacrosse. The attackman and midfielder will be a member of the Class of 2021.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Founded in 1978 simply as Lacrosse Magazine, this is the longest running and most widely read lacrosse publication in the world. As the new title suggests, we intend to refocus our communications.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The most widely read lacrosse publication in the world has a new name.

US Lacrosse Magazine debuts this week with the November edition arriving in the mailboxes of more than 450,000 members of US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the sport's national governing body.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they will host the Georgia Swarm in a preseason game on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The contest marks the sixth straight season that the two teams have met in the holiday showdown.

Monday October 24, 2016 8:30AM
from Yorktown Daily Voice
Hunter is a faceoff specialist while Jamison is a high-scoring attackman. But the twins, who are juniors, will be playing at the same college. The two both verbally committed to Marist College, according to LaxLessons.com.

from LaxPower
Senior Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) co-led Denver with four points on a hat trick and an assist. Classmate Zach Miller (Steamburg) netted a goal and provided three helpers. Sophomores Colton Jackson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Austin French (Danville, Calif.) each scored twice as well, two of nine Pioneers that found the back of the net in the fall exhibition.
Sunday October 23, 2016 8:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Both Dan and I are on the road this weekend, but fortunately Dan was able to suprise us with this early Road Trip Dad from Denver -

Greetings from Denver, Colorado, readers! “Dan and Brian’s Excellent Adventure” continues in all its awe and splendor. In so many of his Lax All Stars articles, Brian describes how truly blessed and fortunate he is to be able to do what he does, and I’m going to steal that idea from him this week.
Saturday October 22, 2016 12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse, has announced the Big Red's schedule for the upcoming 2017 men's lacrosse season. The slate is an exciting one with six home games, as well as a trip to Southern California to take on Virginia in the fourth annual Pacific Coast Shootout.

from Cornell Athletics
"We are excited to bring the Big Red out to the West Coast this spring to play against the Cavaliers," said Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse. "Over the last few years, the game against Virginia has been a fast paced, high scoring affair. With the huge attendance and spirited games that have been a part of the Pacific Coast Shootout recently, this game should be yet another great opportunity for us to showcase our aggressive style."

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a youth lacrosse league at KeyBank Center this coming fall and winter.

This year's Buffalo Bandits Youth Lacrosse League will have two divisions, one for experienced indoor lacrosse players, and another for players with minimal indoor lacrosse background. The latter division will be geared toward high school teams and players looking to stay sharp during the winter in preparation for the spring season.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks thanked Scott Self for his years of service after releasing the veteran defenseman.

from Gaffer Elite
Grady Coughlin became the second Gaffer Elite Class of 2017 player to commit to a Division Two scholarship to Lynn University in Florida. He follows the same GPS as Gaffer Elite Goalie Matt Stocks also matriculating to college at Florida Southern.

from CTLawTribune.com
A federal judge in Bridgeport has signed off on a settlement for a class action suit that claimed the Performance Lacrosse Group falsely claimed its lacrosse helmets met industry safety standards.

from Inside Lacrosse
Salisbury lacrosse head coach Jim Berkman (Watertown/St. Lawrence University) is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men's lacrosse history. Berkman's career record entering the 2016 season is 489-56 (.897). But sometimes it's not the wins that stay with you...

from Capital District Lax
School: Albany Academy
High School Coach: Doug McIver
Club: Albany Power
Club Coach: Chris DeLano
Academics: 3.1 GPA
Friday October 21, 2016 12:15AM
from William Smith College Athletics
Information on an open women's assistant coaching position at William Smith College.

from MyTwinTiers.com
The Corning girls lacrosse program will have a new head coach starting this season.

Stephanie Cooper takes over the reigns after serving as an assistant under Julie Pierce for the Hawks. Cooper, a standout player and coach, played at Syracuse University and served as the head coach for SUNY Brockport and Horseheads High School in her career.

from Canisius Athletics
As the Canisius women’s lacrosse team works through its fall schedule and tunes up for the season, select members of the team, including head coach Scott Teeter, are donning their country’s colors and competing with Canada’s senior women’s lacrosse team at the Team USA Fall Classic in Sparks Md., this weekend. Team Canada plays Australia on Oct. 8 and rival United States on Oct. 9.

from Syracuse Athletics
Redshirt junior Taylor Gait (CBA-Syracuse) is one of 25 players who will continue to train with Team Canada for the upcoming 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Cup and 2017 World Games. She was selected from a group of 41 players that competed at the Team USA Fall Classic in Sparks, Md. last weekend.

from Elmira College Athletics
For the second consecutive year, the Elmira College men's lacrosse team has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to raise money for cancer victims through the organization's annual Lacrosse Mustache Madness campaign.

from Capital District Lax
School: Albany Academy
High School Coach: Doug McIver
Club: Albany Power
Club Coach: Chris DeLano
Academics:3.1 GPA

from Dr. Fred Opie
On this week’s podcast host Fred Opie goes solo on the topic of parenting college age children. Opie was a college athlete, coached at the college level, and he is a parent, coach, and a college professor. He shares the detrimental problems of helicopter parents of undergraduate students and student athletes.

Thursday October 20, 2016 10:50AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
So I’m sitting in a Best Western in Kansas City, getting ready to watch the final Presidential Debate. Yeah, Kansas City, Missouri, approximately 1145 miles from home in Oswego, NY. Last year, I took the three weeks between soccer season and hockey season and visited my globe-trotting son Brian in Australia for an amazing, first-retirement-trip present to myself.

This year, I decided to take a few weeks and drive him out to Utah where he will be working the hotels in Park City for his fourth ski season. We figured we’d visit other-son Eric in Denver, maybe take in the Grand Canyon, and see parts of the country I had never seen before.

from Syracuse.com
Former Syracuse women's lacrosse player Addy Tuaro (Skaneateles) has filed a lawsuit against Syracuse University and women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait in Onondaga County Supreme Court, charging both with negligence and reckless conduct that led to a personal injury. She is suing for unspecified monetary damages, according to court documents.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse has named its captains for the 2017 season. Seniors Haley McDonnell and Kelsey Youmell (Jordan-Elbridge), redshirt junior Taylor Gait (CBA-Syracuse) and junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) will lead this year's team. Gait will serve as a team captain for the second consecutive year.

from Team Cananda
Team Canada's coaching staff has selected the 25 players that will continue to train with the team in preparation for this summer's 2017 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup. The latest round of cuts were made after a Thanksgiving weekend training camp at the Team USA Fall Classic in Baltimore, Maryland.

Included on the team are six Canisius players and three from Syracuse University (two of which are Upstaters).

from Us Lacrosse, Rochester Chapter
The Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will welcome four new members and two teams into its Hall of Fame with the induction of Tom Kelly, John Price, Heidi Rothfuss Rasmussen, Mike Riorden, and the 1998 Penn Yan Girl's Varsity Lacrosse Team and 2001 Penn Yan Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. The 23rd Annual Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, Nov. 4 at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold a Rookie Development Camp from Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario. The event will give the rookies and invitees an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the team’s management and lacrosse staff.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Jordan-Elbridge High School 2018 attackman-midfielder Hunter Brunelle has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at College of Saint Rose.
Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:15AM
from UVa's The Daily Progress
The Virginia and Cornell men’s lacrosse teams will play their 2017 regular season game against each other in the fourth-annual Pacific Coast Shootout in Costa Mesa, California, on March 11. The game will be contested at LeBard Stadium on the campus Orange Coast College with faceoff at 9 p.m. ET.

from the McGill Reporter
[Emile] Sassone-Lawless (Ithaca), who quarterbacked the offence all night, scored twice and added six assists. He leads the league with 27 assists in only eight games. Bromley ranks fourth in goals with 30 in nine contests.

from HEADstrong Foundation / LaxAllStars.com
Stache Master Ken Clausen is here kicking off our 8th annual Lax Stache Madness fundraising event! In 2015 Lax Stacehe Madness raised a record breaking $170,000 and we hope to beat that fundraising total in 2016. Your stache matters this fall. Grow your stache, have some fun, and make a difference! #YourStacheMatters #MyStacheMatters

from US Lacrosse
Station-based practices are fun, and each station represents a small component of the overall lacrosse experience. This systematic chunking of development allows the athlete to focus on one skill at a time. It also helps the athlete learn to transition between concepts and adapt to new situations efficiently and effectively.
Tuesday October 18, 2016 4:45PM
from Siena Athletics
Siena Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec and the men’s lacrosse program welcomes 16 new additions to Class of 2020. The 16-men addition includes 13 freshmen and three transfers.

“As a group these new faces have the ability to make an immediate impact both on the field and within the Siena community,” said Svec who enters his sixth season at the helm. “They are quality lacrosse players and even better young men. We are excited to welcome them to Loudonville.”

from Lacrosse Magazine
The University of Pennsylvania hosted the Nick Colleluori Classic Philadelphia over the weekend, featuring Drexel, Lehigh, Penn, Quinnipiac, St. Joseph's and Syracuse. Photos by Kevin P. Tucker.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse often pops up in mainstream media for the wrong reasons. Recently, however, the sport has never looked better. Even Deadspin, the popular anti-jock website that frequently flogs so-called lax bros for their moral failings, has gotten in on the lacrosse love fest.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
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from SUNY Albany Athletics
Former UAlbany men’s lacrosse standout goalkeeper Blaze Riorden has signed a professional contract to play for the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the 2017 season.

from the Onondaga Nation
Saturday October 22, 12:00PM at the Palace Theater, 2384 James Street, Syracuse, NY
Presented by: Syracuse University Department of Religion and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
THE GOOD MIND (2015) by GWENDOLEN CATES (70 minutes)

The sovereign Onondaga Nation in central New York State is the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which inspired American democracy. The Onondagas advocate for the environment while engaged in a battle with the U.S. government over ancestral lands stolen in defiance of a treaty with George Washington. SIFF Sophia Award winner Oren Lyons and others from the Onondaga Nation will participate in a post-screening discussion with the audience.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius College men’s lacrosse team named its team captains for the 2017 season, announced by head coach Randy Mearns on Monday. Seniors Jeff Edwards and Lewis Vaccaro plus junior Steven Coss will serve as co-captains for the upcoming campaign.

from The Lacrosse Network

from Lacrosse Magazine
With fall ball well underway, teams have begun building chemistry and strategizing to be the last one standing during Memorial Day weekend. What are some key storylines looking ahead to the 2017 Division I women's lacrosse season?

from the Rochester Kmighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Graeme Hossack and Kyle Jackson will play in a pair of international exhibition games this weekend in Denver. The Knighthawks will represent their country as Team Canada battles the University of Denver and the United States Air Force Academy on Oct. 22 and 23, respectively.

from LaxAllStars.com
In my latest Weekly Assist episode with UNINTERRUPTED, I shared a few tips for Fall Ball for those making the big transition from high school to college:

William Smith Opening
William Smith College has a part-time assistant coaching position available at William Smith for the Spring of 2017. More here

Coming Up . . .
Nov. 4 US Lacrosse Rochester
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Burgundy Basin Inn

Nov 13 - USL Rochester
Level 1 Coaches Clinic
Pittsford Mendon High School

Fallball from LaxPower