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from Major League Lacrosse
Fans attending the MLL Championship Game this Saturday, August 23 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., will enjoy an added bonus to the pre-game festivities. The Silver Wings Skydivers will deliver the game ball during a special skydiving show just before faceoff. The Silver Wings are the official Fort Benning, Georgia, Command Exhibition Parachute Demonstration Team.

from the Minnesota Swarm
Greg [Downing] (Auburn)is one of the most consistent performers on our roster,” Swarm Owner and Governor John Arlotta said. “While he may not always get the recognition that he deserves, Greg’s skills on the defensive side and his presence in the locker room are very valuable to our team. He’s well respected amongst his teammates and his work ethic sets a great example for our younger players."

from MPNnow.com
After three years of planning and much anticipation, Harvest is excited to announce the Harvest Lacrosse Academy (HLA). The club program will be forming three teams for the 2014 - 2015 year. Harvest is a Rochester, NY based lacrosse organization run by former University of Maryland All-American and professional lacrosse player, Grant Catalino (Webster Schroeder).

from Inside Lacrosse
The ILPreps gang is moving our commitment database from the InsideLacrosse.Forums.com over to our main site. Today we’re launching the 2016 rising juniors page. We already launched the 2017 page. Have you committed and don’t see your name? Rankings for this class will be posted as part of the 2014 Recruiting Issue. Email gshannon@insidelacrosse.com and we’ll update the list.

from the Watertown Daily Times
The North Country Lacrosse League for the first time Thursday presented a trophy to the winner of its summer league and dedicated it in honor of two area lacrosse giants.

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from Major League Lacrosse
“This is a great honor,” says Powell, in regards to receiving the award. “I would like to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and all the fans in Florida as well as the MLL Coaches and GMs who voted for me.”

from Inside Lacrosse
What does Christmas mean to you? The correct answer is family, of course, but there are a million other answers as well. It depends on who you ask. Some kids might say presents and games and some beleaguered college kids on break will most definitely say that it’s the food. Christmas means something different to everyone. So does Lake Placid to the lacrosse community. The difference? I missed Christmas this year. I didn’t miss Lake Placid.
Thursday August 21, 2014 10:00AM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Four sisters from the Malvaso family, players for Jordan-Elbridge, have made commitments to play college lacrosse.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Julie Boglione of Greece has never played lacrosse, but she is a major player when it comes to helping others have the opportunity to play the game. Early this year Boglione founded the New York chapter of No Boundaries Lacrosse — an adaptive lacrosse program for kids in grades kindergarten through 12 with a mental, health, or physical disability that inhibits them from joining a mainstream lacrosse team.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Rochester Rattlers will return to Rochester for the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season, league commissioner David Gross confirmed on Wednesday. The long-term future of the field lacrosse franchise in the region remains up in the air.

from Inside Lacrosse
It's Throwback Thursday in more ways than one this week, with the Rochester Rattlers and Denver Outlaws set to square off in the Major League Lacrosse Championship Game on Saturday at 7 p.m. (live on CBS Sports), at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Throwing it way back, this game is a rematch of the last and only time Rochester has won the Steinfeld Trophy, in 2008 when they crushed Denver 16-6 at Boston's Harvard Stadium. This will be Denver's fifth shot at an MLL Championship.

from Major League Lacrosse
To many MLL fans, this year’s Championship Game may seem like déjà vu. Almost six years ago to the day, Denver and Rochester faced off in the 2008 MLL Championship Game at Harvard Stadium. Although the teams were the top two in the league, the Rattlers crushed the Outlaws 16-6 to bring home the club’s first Championship win.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Don't miss the much anticipated rematch of the 2008 Championship Title Game when the 2014 regular season champion Rochester Rattlers take on the Denver Outlaws on Saturday, August 23rd in Atlanta, GA. The site of the contest is being hosted at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Bank Stadium at 7pm EST.

Watch it live on CBS Sports Network, coverage starts at 7pm EST. Follow all the coverage on the Rattlers Facebook page and Twitter feeds @RattlersLax, and check back for updated information as the game grows near.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
John Jay High School (NY) 2016 attackman-midfielder Matt Lupinacci has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Rochester Rattlers defenseman Michael Manley (Penn Yan) has been named 2014 Brine Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by MLL coaches and general managers.

from Notre Dame Athletics
Abi Cullinan * Attack/Midfield * 5-5 * Pittsford, N.Y. / Pittsford Mendon
Graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School in the spring of 2014 ... earned a total of 11 varsity letters for the Vikings, five in lacrosse, three in field hockey and three in basketball ... helped the lacrosse team to the 2011 state finals and two state semifinals, three western New York regional titles and a trio of sectional championships

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Half Hollow Hills High School East (NY) 2015 defenseman Zach Kleinbaum has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Hamilton College.
Wednesday August 20, 2014 12:15AM
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league announced Florida Launch attackman, Casey Powell (Carthage) was voted the Warrior Offensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches and general managers. Powell’s dominance in all aspects of the offensive game, in conjunction with his consistency and high performance throughout the season, earned him the prestigious title.

from IWLCA.org
The IWLCA honored 238 student-athletes from 80 different institutions with inclusion in the 2014 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically and had a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. Leading the way was the 2014 IWLCA Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year Katelyn Miller from Bucknell University.

from LaxPower / 3d Rising
LaxPower is carrying periodic player reports from 3d Lacrosse. Field staff attend high school games around the country and provide player evaluations and ratings. The ratings are either legit (likely a Division I scholarship player), player (likely a Division I recruit), and watch list (has the potential to be a Division I player; need to see more, needs to grow, mature, or develop to be sure-fire D1).

This is a report covering players on several high school teams in Upstate New York.

from LaxPower
The NFHS has delayed implementation of a change to boys lacrosse Rule 1-7-3 until the 2016 season. In the 2015 rules changes, Rule 1-7-3 was amended to read:
Tuesday August 19, 2014 11:00AM
from Cornell Athletics
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced that Chris Kivlen will join the Big Red as an assistant coach for the 2015 season. Kivlen comes to East Hill following three extremely successful seasons as the head coach at Montclair State. He will assist the staff on both ends of the field and play an important role with the face off unit.

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from JustLacrosse Upstate
A memorial service will be held for Randy Lundblad on Saturday, September 6th at Hendricks Chapel on the campus of Syracuse University. Service will begin at 11:00 with a reception (location TBD) to follow . . . Randy passed away on March 5th, 2014 at the age of 51 after a two year battle with cancer. As an All American at both West Genesee and Syracuse University he will always be remembered as scoring the winning goal in the 1983 championship game vs. Johns Hopkins.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Cicero-North Syracuse High School (NY) 2015 attackman Zach DeBottis has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Pace University.

from LaxAllStars.com
The Thompson name is synonymous with the sport of lacrosse. Ty Thompson and his cousins embody the heritage and tradition of the game by bringing a spirit and passion to the sport that has captivated the lacrosse world. Ty stopped by Studio 22 with a Thompson i6 in hand. We turned up the lights, started the cameras, handed him a fresh slice of Otter Mesh and let the man go to work.

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from Major League Lacrosse
US Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse have named Chesapeake Bayhawks' Matt Abbott (Nottingham) as the winner of the USL/MLL Sportsmanship Player of the Year Award, and the Rochester Rattlers as the winner of the league's 2014 USL/MLL Team Sportsmanship Award. Both selections were based on voting conducted among the league's game officials.

from Seton Hill Athletics
Former Hobart College attackman Cameron Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) was named an assistant coach with the Seton Hill University men's lacrosse program in August 2014. This will be Stone's first season with the staff.

from NLL.com
The NLL Hall of Fame Ceremony for Class of 2014 inductees Pat Coyle and Chris Hall is set for Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Langley Events Centre at 7:30 p.m. PT. The event, which includes video montages, guest speakers/presenters, induction speeches and plaque unveilings, will take place in the LEC Banquet Hall with a limited number of seats available to the public.
Monday August 18, 2014 11:15AM
from Onondaga Community College Athletics
Onondaga Community College has announced that former All-American men's lacrosse standout Cody Jamieson has been selected as one of four alumni to be added to the 2014 Alumni Faces display. The College established the annual "Alumni Faces" honor to recognize distinguished alumni for their professional achievements and contributions to the College and the community. The recipients will be honored at the annual "Celebration of Success" breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1 in the SRC Arena and Events Center.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Tim Barber (West Genesee/OCC), the 2014 Junior College Offensive Player of the Year, has signed to continue his college lacrosse career at Syracuse University, according to OCC head coach Chuck Wiibur.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Mountain Vista High School (CO) 2015 midfielder Bryan Hancock has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I thought I was getting close to wrapping up my thoughts about the 25th Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament last week, but then I started making a list of a few other items I hadn’t gotten to. Well, that list got long – quickly, so here are a number of disorganized, but hopefully interesting, final thoughts . . .

from the Madison County Courier
Morrisville State College Athletic Director, Greg Carroll, has announced the addition of Taryn Burkholder as assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse and field hockey programs for the fall 2014 season.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
[Head Coach Tim] Soudan certainly did his homework in building the Rattlers over the last three-plus seasons, including a four-player rookie class this year with three productive attackmen and a long-stick midfielder. That new blood, a solid veteran core, and stout defense have the top-seeded Rattlers on the verge of their first Major League Lacrosse championship since 2008 after topping upstart Ohio, 15-11, in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Aquinas Institute's Wegman Stadium.

from Major League Lacrosse
The stage is set for the 2014 MLL Championship Game next Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. In a rematch of the 2008 Championship Game, the Rochester Rattlers and the Denver Outlaws will compete for the coveted Steinfeld Trophy. Tickets for the game start at only $20 and can be found HERE.
Sunday August 17, 2014 12:15AM
from the Rochester Rattlers
After a cold and rainy game, it’s the Rochester Rattlers who will be heading to Atlanta next week, following an exciting 15-11 come back win over the Ohio Machine. Rochester gained the No. 1 seed after their impressive 2014 season, losing only 4 times. However, two of those losses came to tonight’s opponent, Ohio, which made for a highly anticipated first semi-final match up.

from LaxLessons.com
When you look at his size 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and what he's capable of doing in the weight room namely, bench-pressing 310 pounds you might think Zach Kleinbaum is headed to play college football rather than lacrosse. But the rising senior uses his size and strength to his advantage on the lacrosse field as a physical and aggressive defender at Half Hollow Hills East High School in Suffolk County (NY), and soon, at the college level.
Saturday August 16, 2014 9:45AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
"I am not really a big-name guy, so it's pretty humbling to have a little kid come up to me, point out a play I made, and ask for my autograph," said Mike Lazore (IHC), a former Hobart standout. "It really shows how much this community has bought into our team."

from TopLaxRecruit.com
Corning 2015 attackman Kyle Grimaldi has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from TopLaxRecruit.com
Twelve teams from Upstate New York, Canada and the Six Nations will compete Saturday in the 2nd Annual Buffalo Viking Lacrosse Tournament at Nichols School.

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from the Rochester Rattlers
The four-season veteran goalkeeper for Rochester earned 11 first place votes, making Galloway the obvious choice for the Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year title. Behind Galloway, Denver’s Jesse Schwartzman finished in second, followed in third by New York’s Drew Adams both with two first place votes.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Paul Gait (Albany, New York) – Born in Victoria in 1967, Paul Gait is widely regarded as one of lacrosse's all-time great players. Paul and twin brother Gary grew up playing all sports and both excelled at anything that they played -- soccer, basketball, rugby, track and field – and of course, lacrosse.

Gary Gait (Fayetteville, New York) – Gary grew up playing various sports with his twin brother Paul in their hometown of Victoria, BC. Arguably one of the best lacrosse players of all time, Gary revolutionized the game as we know it. Known as the Wayne Gretzky of lacrosse, Gary Gait, simply put, is the greatest lacrosse player the world has ever known.

from Cornell Athletics
"Coach (Suzie) Friedrich, Coach (Karrie) Moore and I are very excited to welcome Cornell's Class of 2018," Graap said. "Collectively the group brings excellent speed and intensity to our Big Red program. We value the work ethic and leadership traits each student-athlete has demonstrated. We look forward to adding their unique personalities and skill sets to our team."

from Major League Lacrosse
The Rochester Rattlers finished first overall with a dominating win over the Boston Cannons and will face No.4 seed Ohio Machine one more time this season. The game will face off at 3:00 p.m. ET at Wegman’s Stadium in Rochester, as Sahlen’s Stadium was not available due to conflict. The winner will earn a trip to the Atlanta Area for the 2014 MLL Championship Game on Saturday, August 23 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga.

Another Road Hawk Commits
from CNY Road Hawks
Shane Majewski, a 2015 CNY Road Hawk and Johnson City Attack, committed to Robert Morris this Friday.

from CNY Road Hawks
All Age Levels including High School (Club and Thoroughbred Teams) will be evaluated on September 7th, 2014 at Henninger High School Turf, Syracuse, NY. High School Thoroughbred Selects will be showcased at Top Recruiting Events.

from OCC Athletics
The Onondaga Community College athletic department will now offer parents, fans and alumni yet another way to follow the Lazers using text message alerts for all contests during the 2014-15 year.

from US Lacrosse
This is the time of year when officials associations, boards and groups around the country start planning for next season, when we come to the table with big ideas about training, educating, assigning and recruiting lacrosse officials. The biggest topic no one likes to discuss is retention.

from Rhino Lacrosse
Are you ready for some fast paced fun? Rhino's Indoor Leagues are ready for action at the Watertown Fairgrounds YMCA and the fall session is now open for registration!
Friday August 15, 2014 9:45AM
from the Baltimore Sun
The NCAA rules committee’s decision on Thursday not to recommend a shot clock for the 2015 season drew a mixed reaction from a pair of area Division I men’s lacrosse coaches. A shot clock had been a heavily debated topic as players, coaches and fans bemoaned the slower pace of play associated with a game that has been called "the fastest sport on two feet."

from Inside Lacrosse
Denver coach Bill Tierney was present at the NCAA Rules Committee meeting this week in Indianapolis as a non-voting representative of the IMLCA. He shared his thoughts with IL in the wake of Thursday’s announcement recommending a visible clock added to the current stall procedure, but not a shot clock on every possession, as well as changes to the face-off rules. “If you told me on Monday when I was flying to Indianapolis that there’d be no shot clock, I’d have told you you were out of your mind.

from US Lacrosse
Compete with class. Honor the game.

That’s a mantra that US Lacrosse has been promoting for a long time in hopes of elevating sportsmanship. In recent months, several of US Lacrosse’s 68 chapters nationwide have found ways to help spread the message through grassroots initiatives.

from North Country Now
Marcus Emerson graduated from St. Lawrence University in the spring of 2013, and returns to his alma mater to coach alongside Mike Mahoney and Tom Ryan for the men's lacrosse squad. Emerson, who earned a degree in history and minored in education, has been working to earn his Master's degree in teaching and is hoping to finish this summer. He has coached for the past year as an assistant at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY as well as at the Team United Lacrosse Club in Syracuse, NY.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Make no mistake, the voice of Pittsford school district athletic director Scott Barker had plenty of pride, as he shared that one of his sons is on track to play Division I men's college lacrosse. There was something else in Barker's voice, too.

from IWLCA.org
The IWLCA has recognized 85 schools as earning IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Squad honors for the 2014 season. Every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors.

from The Tonawanda News
Nate Beutel has been named interim softball coach, as well as interim sports information director. Beutel coached women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse last season for the Thunderwolves, though he’s dropping women’s lacrosse to take over softball.

from Lacrosse All Stars
Kernell Warner and Joelle Taliento both tried some new things this Summer, and learned a lot from the game of lacrosse! Both of these guys are NYC (Brooklyn) natives, and they each got out of the City to hone their craft and learn about life. Turns out it was a great choice and experience for both of them!

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from Lacrosse Magazine
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended several changes to its stalling rules and faceoff tactics Thursday. The committee, which met Aug. 12-14 in Indianapolis, recommended a visible clock be used to time the 30-second stalling segment in facilities capable of displaying the clocks. That change would take effect in spring 2015.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Rather than go with a full-on shot clock, the committee recommended keeping the same 30 second 'timer-on' system in place, with an actual clock on the field to show the countdown. A bit more drastic, but still short of what some were hoping, they suggested making picking up and carrying the ball with the back of one's stick a violation, as well as using a body part to initiate contact with an opponent's stick.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Rochester Rattlers Head Coach Tim Soudan has been named 2014 Brine Coach of the Year. Soudan led the Rattlers to a well-deserved No. 1 seed in the playoffs and a 10-4 record, guiding the team to its first playoff berth since 2008.

from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne Dolphin team was made up of entirely former 'Phins graduating between 1994 and 2007. While many Dolphins have played individually on teams in Lake Placid over the years, this marked the first time they were able to enter a collective team. There were 23 players on the roster with most bringing their friends and family for a great reunion weekend.

from Utica College Athletics
Utica, NY (August 14, 2014) – Utica College head coach Mike Parnell recently named Joe Schoen (Whitesboro) and Brandon Misiaszek (New Hartford) as athletic assistants for the men's lacrosse program. Schoen and Misiaszek will be responsible for assisting Parnell with all facets of the Pioneers' lacrosse program.
Thursday August 14, 2014 8:15AM
from SportsFive.net
The Victor to Albany connection continues as rising junior TD Ierlan announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at the UNiversity at Albany. He will be following previous Victor standouts, John Maloney and Mitch Rupp.

Winning 344 face offs last season (82%), TD was selected to . . .

from SportsFive.net
Rising senior long stick midfielder Allen Thibodeau has announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at the Rochester Institute of Rochester after his senior year with Fairport next spring.

from SportsFive.net
Penfield junior midfielder James Stoler recently announced his verbal commitment to attend Bryant University. James finished his second varsity season at Penfield.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Howard High School (MD) 2015 attackman Scott Bruner has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.

from The Mineola American
He had one of the most decorated careers in the history of college lacrosse. After the completion of his All-County season at goalie in Mineola, Alex Rosier (Herkimer CC/Syracuse) went on to play at Herkimer Community College in upstate New York during the 1992 and 1993 seasons.

from Inside Lacrosse
The pace of play in college lacrosse reached its lowest level in six years in 2014, continuing debate that perhaps it is time for the sport to adopt a shot clock similar to that of Major League Lacrosse. This pace, measured by the average number of offensive and defensive possessions per 60 minutes for each team, steadily declined for four years from 2009 to 2012. While the DI lacrosse world saw an increase in pace of play in 2013, the number went down to its lowest amount in 2014 at 59.85.

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
FCA Lacrosse defeated Mass Elite Red, 12-9, last week to claim the Girls’ 2015-2017A title at the Lake Placid Summit Tournament. Taylor Gebhardt, a 2015 midfielder from Baldwinsville committed to Georgetown, led FCA with four goals and was named MVP.

from Cornell Athletics
Fans of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the 14th annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, September 12-13. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has recognized Justin Turri for his 2014 performance with the Rochester Rattlers, awarding him with Warrior Most Improved Player honors as voted on by the League’s coaches and general managers.

from Lacrosse Magazine
There are loads of talented offensive players in the league, but, unlike the Defensive Player of the Year award, there is truly only one deserving candidate for Offensive Player of the Year: Casey Powell. Powell has played in a career-high 14 games this season for the Florida Launch and scored 30 goals and added 33 assists for a total of 63 points. That total led the league and was higher than Powell's 2005 total (26 goals and 30 assists for 56 points) when he last won Offensive Player of the Year.

from Inside Lacrosse
Up first, we have the special one-off version of the Brine King V created for Kevin Leveille, the longtime star attackman with the Rochester Rattlers who also played for the US Team last month at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has re-signed Derek Hopcroft to a two-year deal. In 2014, the 28-year-old forward won his first Champion’s Cup in his first season in Rochester. “I'm excited and pumped to be back with the Knighthawks for another couple years to help the team win another championship,” said Hopcroft.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Redhawks will be traveling out to Vancouver for the 2014 President's Cup. The Redhawk schedule is listed below. For the entire schedule please visit the President's Cup Home Page.
Wednesday August 13, 2014 12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Two-time Division I All-American and Rochester Rattler rookie Ty Thompson (Salmon River) has signed an agreement with Epoch Lacrosse making him the company’s first endorsed athlete. The pride of the Mohawk Nation, N.Y., and the fourth all-time leading scorer at the University at Albany will be representing Epoch Lacrosse at camps/clinics nationwide and providing Epoch’s engineers with real world feedback in the development of future products.

from Halley Quillinan / Inside Lacrosse
The two-and-a-half-hour drive was always one of the most anticipated road trips of my summer and — while this year’s trek up north was a bit longer than it used to be — Lake Placid Lacrosse continues to provide for me so much of what it did nearly 10 years ago. I first took to the fields playing alongside a number of Northwestern standouts for Team Golden Girls and, yes, our post-game cheer was indeed “Thank you for being a friend.” I was a high school player then and absolutely in awe of the players I was running alongside: Sarah Albrecht, Ashley Gersuk, Kristen Kjellman, Lindsey Munday and Acacia Walker — to name a few.

from Lacrosse Magazine
ESPN the Magazine is giving readers the opportunity to call the shots on its upcoming “Fansourced” issue. Lacrosse is listed as one of five under-covered sports by the magazine. Fans can encourage lacrosse coverage by voting for the sport in a poll with wrestling, motorcross, rugby and softball.

from LaxPower
Scoring this past spring in Men's Division I dipped just slightly, from 20.6 to 20.4 goals/game. That's still the second highest average since 2000. Scoring was unchanged in Division II at 21.0 goals/game and fell only a tenth of a point in Division III (20.2 to 20.1). The overall men's average was 20.3 goals per game vs. 20.4 in 2013.

from LaxPower
Changes in computer ratings and rankings were computed for teams in NCAA men's and women's Divisions I, II, and III. Only teams that played in both years and in the same division were included. However, ranks were not altered to account for the deletions necessary to balance the lists. The teams with greatest positive change in computer ranking from 2013 to 2014 were as follows:

from Inside Lacrosse
If I thought writing "I told you so" counted as an entire article, I would have been tempted to turn that in and go back to my one-room cabin in Lake Placid so I can throw more rocks at the geese on my deck that woke me up at 6 a.m. for the past week. Sadly, a more valiant effort is required of me.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the second annual Junior NLL Tournament, which features 21 youth teams representing eight NLL franchises, will return to Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario from Aug. 29-31.
Tuesday August 12, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Looking around various websites (especially www.justlacrosse.com), it looks like there has been no shortage of coverage of last week’s 25th Anniversary Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. I’ll try not to re-tell stories that have already been posted; instead, I figured I’d tell a few personal highlights and memories that I’ll keep with me for years to come . . .

from CHSAA Now
Restarts by the defensive team no longer will be required to take place outside the goal area in high school boys lacrosse, so long as any player is not within 5 yards of the ball carrier.

from Major League Lacrosse
This week, Rob Pannell (Cornell) earned offensive honors for his leadership on the field in New York’s overtime triumph over the Denver Outlaws, as well as a five-point performance. Ohio defenseman Dana Wilber was outstanding in the Machine’s victory over the Launch, holding the Florida offense to only 10 goals, and helping to get his team to the playoffs. Rookie Miles Thompson (Salmon River/LaFayette/SUNY Albany) put up a season high five goals in Rochester’s win against Boston.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Not to use too much hyperbole, but what happens this week during three days of NCAA men's rules committee meetings could serve as a landmark moment for the college game. In the Magic 8-Ball of new rules, signs point to yes for the implementation of a shot clock after much chatter about pace of play over the last several years.

from the Baltimore Sun
With the NCAA men's lacrosse rules committee meeting this week, how should it combat complaints of stalling and slow play?

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the club will host two online auctions to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Buffalo Jr. Bandits Youth Lacrosse Program. All items can be bid upon via Bandits.com beginning Monday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m..

from the Rochester Knighthawks
"It feels good," he said. "There is no place I would rather be than in Rochester trying to continue the success we have had the past few seasons."


Redhawks President's Cup Schedule
The Redhawks will be traveling out to Vancouver for the 2014 President's Cup. The Redhawk schedule is listed here

Onondaga Redhawks
President's Cup Home Page.