from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
When I was a kid, I learned the game of lacrosse as I went through the Lynbrook Titans youth organization. I was in elementary school, maybe 3rd or 4th grade. I was small and not particularly athletic, but I loved the game. My first stick was wooden.

I had teammates with last names like Kessenich, Cannella, Gordon, and Rainis, and each family had two to five boys that played lacrosse. Some of them went on to play at Navy, Hopkins, Towson, U Mass, Cornell, Virginia, and Hofstra. Our coaches were mostly dads of my teammates, and they seemed to know their stuff. I remember getting knocked around, playing with younger kids (not “playing up,” but “playing down”), selling candy bars for fundraising, and driving all over Long Island to play games.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Canandaigua Academy 2016 defensenan Adam Isaac has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Tusculum College.

Sunday November 29, 2015 12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Williard is headed to Penn State to play lacrosse in the future. While he waits for spring, he dabbles in other sports - like soccer and ice hockey. As a senior, Willard decided to dabble in something completely different. For the first time in his life, he's playing football.

On Sunday, Willard will try and help the No. 1-ranked Cazenovia football team (12-0) win the school's first-ever state championship when it meets Schuylerville (12-0). Kickoff at the Carrier Dome is noon.

from Lacrosse Magazine
In 2012, the Lizards selected Rob Pannell with the first pick in the draft, but Pannell broke his foot in the second game of the season and returned for a fifth-year, delaying his MLL debut for another season. The following year, the Ohio Machine selected Peter Baum first overall but he decided to go play in the LXM Pro Tour. It wasn't until a deal was struck between the LXM Pro Tour and the MLL to allow players to compete in both.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Bandits are back. After a disappointing 2015 season that ended with a first-round postseason loss to the Rochester Knighthawks, the Buffalo Bandits were together again for the first time on Saturday as they reported for Training Camp at First Niagara Center. A bulk of the last year’s squad returns and they all share a single-minded focus: to take a serious run at capturing the Champion’s Cup.
Saturday November 28, 2015 12:15AM
from SportsFive.net
Penn Yan has 3 more college players as Stewart, Gerhardt and Griffin choose college teams.

from FCANE
Friday November 27, 2015 10:15AM
from Justlacrosse Upstate
First there was Field lacrosse. Then came Box lacrosse. And more recently Speed lacrosse.
Now we bring you Board lacrosse!

A more than ten-year, on again, off again project to transform the fun and excitement of field lacrosse to a board game has culminated in our announcing today Faceoff Nation Board Lacrosse.

Multiple offensive and defensive player skill levels, faceoffs, stick checks, loose balls, sharp passes, fast breaks, double and triple-teams, the ability to set screens, a clearing game, missed shots out of bounds, substitutions on the fly, technical and personal foul penalties, and separate youth and varsity difficulty levels all included. Play on the regulation-scale field right out of the box, with the option to turn to your creative side to colorize it as you see fit.

Faceoff Nation Board Lacrosse is designed for gamers already familiar with the basic rules of field lacrosse. It gives players the ability to see the whole field from above, controlling not only the ball carrier, but also the players off the ball, positioning them for passes, setting screens, and backing up shots. Defensively, match up your better defenders with their offensive threats, work on your clearing game, struggle with the man-down situation. Check cards, charts, and the roll of the dice provide for multiple skill levels both offensively and defensively, loose ball placement, and spotting the ball after missed shots out of bounds.

We think Faceoff Nation Board Lacrosse is fun for all ages and skill levels, but we especially think it will excel as a tool for more experienced laxers to teach newer players the basic elements of the sport of lacrosse by slowing the game down and viewing the field from above.

With the exception of the field printout, each element of the game is printed and assembled by us so the number of games on hand will vary. For more information and to find out how you can become part of the Faceoff Nation, go to FaceoffNation.net.

from LaxAllStars.com
One major reason that lacrosse players come to the Sean Kelly Performance Center is to improve their ability to shoot accurately. I ask them right away what they recognize as their weaknesses when shooting and 8 out of 10 athletes say that their accuracy is very poor. What we have found at SKPC is that 90% of these players are technically not having trouble with their accuracy. They are having trouble AIMING. The proper way to aim is with your hips, YES YOUR HIPS!

from LacrosseRecruits.com
At its core, it is an extra year of high school offering student-athletes the ability to mature academically, athletically or more likely, both. It provides an extra year of coaching and individual athletic development, which can often be very helpful for “late-bloomers” in high school looking to keep their collegiate options open.
Thursday November 26, 2015 10:15AM
from SportsFive.net
Newark Head Coach Matt Groot recently announced that senior face-off midfielder Dylan Harmon has accepted an athletic scholarship and will play for the Belmont Abbey Crusaders after graduation next spring.

Victor Senior attackman Drew Collins recently announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Lycoming College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Marist And Albany Commitments.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Corning's Kaitlyn Lembo signs her NLI to play at Siena College. (Photo)

from Powell Lacrosse
Since the launch of Powell Lacrosse back in July 2015 the company has proven they are a brand wholeheartedly committed to craftsmanship, pure fun and extreme attention to detail. Their website www.powelllacrosse.com at first glance appears to be more of an artistic look book than a sales platform. With some of the games greatest minds behind product development and brand direction, they’re already changing the way lacrosse products are marketed, displayed, tested and developed.

from SportsFive.net
The Victor Signing Ceremony, usually held in the cafeteria had to move to the auditorium this year as the Blue Devils celebrated seventeen student-athletes who will be moving on the play NCAA sports after graduation this spring. Ten boys from the New York State Championship lacrosse team were among the mix.

from Lacrosse Magaine
As of last week, when Division I, II and III coaches gathered at their annual convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the IWLCA was still awaiting word from the NCAA on two ground-shaking proposals to stem the trend toward early recruiting.

from Lacrosse Magazine
On a sunny late summer afternoon in northern Maryland, US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program (CEP) trainers David Antol, Carol "Sam" Samuels and Kenny Snyder did what has happened nearly 500 times over the last decade — they shared their lacrosse knowledge with an eager group of coaches.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
By Andrea Chevalier – After a busy summer for many members of the Rochester Knighthawks, the team was reunited as they hit the turf over the weekend. The Knighthawks opened Training Camp with two sessions at Total Sports Experience in East Rochester.
Wednesday November 25, 2015 10:00AM
from Gaffer Elite Lacrosse
The youngest Gaffer Elite Team of 7th and 8th graders won their 2020 Division at the Mesa Fresh Tournament, which was played at Germantown Academy outside of Philadelphia, PA. This undefeated effort avenged a winless effort for the 2020 squad in 2014 at the same event.

from Gaffer Elite Lacrosse
On 11/15/15 the Gaffer Elite 2019 Team won the Championship of their Division at The Mesa Fresh Fall Brawl Tournament outside of Philadelphia, PA with a 3-0 record.

from Inside Lacrosse
CNY Road Hawk Matthew Gaudet, Hamilton, Ont. was chosen as one of 63 players invited to tryout for the Canadian U-19 Team Nov. 26-29, 2015 on the campus of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

from The Elmira Star Gazette
It is not often that a college recruits a defender in lacrosse but Corning senior Abigail Allard caught the eye of Ursaline head coach Ed Karasek during a fall tournament in Rochester. On Tuesday in Corning, Allard signed a letter of intent to play for the Division II Arrows program located in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Photo, story from the Corning Leader

from LaxAllStars.com
The Mohawk Manufacturing Company was a huge name in lacrosse back when wooden sticks were the only available option, and over 40 years ago you could buy one in a hardware store for about $8 pretty much anywhere in Quebec or Ontario. At their peak, the Mohawk Manufacturing Company was making tens of thousands of sticks every year out of Cornwall Island, and many great players used one of these at some point in their career, usually when they were kids.

from LacrosseRecruits.com
Welcome to the debut of our weekly column, “Too Embarrassed to Ask,” where we’ll examine a hot topic from the world of recruiting that parents and student-athletes may want to know more about, but may shy away from asking because it is considered assumed knowledge.

from Marist Athletics
The defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Marist men’s lacrosse team and fifth-year Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson have announced the 2016 schedule. Marist was ranked no. 19 in the final Cascade/Maverik Media Poll of the 2015 season with an overall record of 14-4, including a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play. The Red Foxes have 14 games scheduled for the upcoming 2016 regular season, including six MAAC contests and two stops in Michigan.

from Gaffer Elite Lacrosse
Ian Chedzoy became the ninth member of the Gaffer Elite Class of 2016 to make his college commitment, which will be to attend Alfred University. Throughout his high school career Ian has excelled at three sports and was recruited by colleges for them all.

from LacrosseRecruits.com
The wait is maddening. You’ve sent an email to a college coach, but you have not heard back.

If you are really interested in this school, you will likely want to reach out again to ensure your message was received, to see where you stand, or some combination therein.
Tuesday November 24, 2015 10:45AM
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse and head coach John Danowski are seeking assistant coach and support staff applicants for the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team.

The staff will include three assistant coaches, a general manager, assistant general manager, equipment manager and videographer. The U.S. men’s nation team coaching staff is primarily responsible for the selection, training, coaching, and leadership of Team USA in preparation for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England.

from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse lost not only the [NCAA Quarterfinal] game [to Hopkins], but also all of the aforementioned seniors to graduation. The biggest loss clearly is Rice. The super feeder-attackman ran the Orange offense from X, leading the team with 84 points, 48 of which were assists. “Kevin had an outstanding season for us,“ says Desko. “For Kevin to win the Turnbull Award as the top attackman over Lyle Thompson says it all. He was very valuable for us and will be missed.”

So who replaces him?

“It will be a team effort to fill his shoes,” says Dylan Donahue, the redshirt senior coming off of a 50-goal season; 15 of those were man-up goals, leading the nation. Donahue’s 50 goals were the most at Syracuse since Tom Marachek’s 53 tallies in 1991.

from the Elmira Star Gazette
Catherine Quinlan became the second Corning-Painted Post High School girls lacrosse player within a week to commit to division I Siena College.

Quinlan, who is a two-year starter for the Hawks, signed a letter of intent to play for the Loudonville, New York-based school in Corning on Monday.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Watertown senior Olivia Miles will sign her letter of intent today to attend the Division I University of Connecticut to play lacrosse.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rattlers will again call Shriver Stadium on the College at Brockport campus their home. Schedule is below, home games are highlighted.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced John Danowski as head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team. A three-time NCAA champion coach at Duke University, Danowski will lead Team USA’s pursuit of a record 10th gold medal at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England.

Orange Crush 2019s Honored
from Orange Crush Lacrosse
Playing in the NXT Philly Freshman Showcase on Nov.21st, 2 upstate NY Orange Crush players were selected to the FAB 40 All Star Team. Joe Stirpe attack from Vestal and Zach Neufang defense from Liverpool, were selected to the team from over 250 players from around the country. Both players play with the 2019 Orange Crush team, coached by Steve Scaramuzzino.

from Major League Lacrosse
Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016. The League’s newest team, the Atlanta Blaze, takes the field at their new home, Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University, against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. MLL fans will also see a rematch of the 2015 final, as the MLL defending champion New York Lizards, host the Rochester Ratters. Opening Day action rounds out with the Ohio Machine, heading south to face-off against the Florida Launch, while the Boston Cannons travel to Charlotte to battle the Hounds.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester native Joe Walters has re-signed with the Rochester Knighthawks for an additional four seasons. Walters, who played his high school ball at Irondequoit, will enter his eighth season with the Knighthawks in 2016.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks signed their final draft pick Saturday morning, inking highly-touted defenseman Graeme Hossack to a two-year deal. Hossack, who was the second overall pick in this year’s draft, hit the turf this past weekend at Training Camp.

from Lacrosse Magazine
NLL training camps are in session. Check out the action from the Knighthawks' first weekend back on the floor at Total Sports in Rochester. Photos by Larry Palumbo.
Monday November 23, 2015 9:05AM
from The Cornell Daily Sun
The indigenous people of North America invented the game Deyhontsigwa’ehs, widely known today as lacrosse. According to Haudenosaunee history, the Creator bestowed Deyhontsigwa’ehs upon the people, as a mode of honoring and entertaining their God. Chief Paul Waterman underscores the healing energy of the competition, citing the game’s potential for settling disputes and creating peace.

from The Saratogian
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake seniors Carly Grant (Marist), Haley Schultz (Notre Dame), and Lexie Ball (Louisville), made their college commitments Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake gymnasium.

from The Press Democrat
PTEALUMA CA - Craig Backman was refereeing his fourth lacrosse game of the day Saturday in Petaluma when he suddenly collapsed on the field in front of players and spectators.

The 69-year-old Martinez resident was having a heart attack. The next day, from a hospital bed, he credited the rapid response of bystanders, the skilled determination of firefighter-paramedics and four jolts from a defibrillator for saving his life.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
J.T. Stirpe, A, Vestel, NY, Orange Crush, Zach Neufang, D, Liverpool, NY, Orange Crush, and Canyon Birch, A, Manasquan, NJ, Upstate Lacrosse Club earn Nike Philly Freshman Showcase Fab 40 status.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . I’m certainly not going to equate the clinic that my son Brian and I gave to some Tasmanian lacrosse enthusiasts with the efforts given by all the names I mentioned above – believe me, we’re talking small potatoes here. But who knows? Maybe someday, someone somewhere will say, “Remember when we had those two Yanks show us how to dodge?” or “Let’s do that shooting drill the American father and son showed us in 2015.”
Sunday November 22, 2015 12:15AM
from B.J. O'Hara
On Saturday, January 9th, the 4th Annual Greater College Showcase for girls will be held from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Ultimate Goal, 3800 Lee Mulroy Rd. in Marcellus, NY. Last year’s event drew over 90 outstanding players and over 50 college coaches, representing Division I, II, III and JUCO schools from all over the country.

from Common Goal Lacrosse
It started like this, the CGL 2019 Orange Team won the championship at the ?#?NorthernRise?! The prize was awesome Nike backpacks, donated by Nike Lacrosse! Chrissy Arnold, a mom on the team came up with a great idea! Since Nike was so generous to us, why don't we pay it forward!?

from WGRZ.com
Emma Hubert – will be signing to play lacrosse at Mercyhurst. Emma has been one of our leading scorers on the lacrosse team the past 2 years.

from NLL.com
The wait is almost over. The preseason for the 2016 NLL season, the National Lacrosse League's 30th anniversary year starting on New Year's Day, has officially begun as three teams started activities this weekend ahead of more teams opening up with training camp and exhibition games in the coming weeks. Preview Stephen Stamp's NLL training camp guide below with more in-depth coverage for every team on IL Indoor.

from Inside Lacrosse
When I arrived at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Wednesday morning, it marked my second consecutive year attending the IWLCA Convention since taking over as the Women’s Editor at Inside Lacrosse. Last year proved to be an eye-opening experience, as the sport’s most brilliant minds endlessly discussed topics they felt would help our sport continue to develop and grow. Heading into a “rules year,” as many referred to this past summer’s NCAA Rules Committee recommendations and PROP approvals, there were a number of topics at the forefront during last November’s meetings: How do we speed the game up? How do we maintain safety? How do we make lacrosse more fan-friendly? Can we please get rid of empty stick checks? How, about body balls? The list goes on, and on… and on.
Saturday November 21, 2015 9:00AM
from NXTSports.com
t helps to be the son of the head coach of one of the most famous high school programs in the country. Archer's dad, Jamie, mans the helm at Jamesville DeWitt in upstate New York. Archer is playing as an individual on Saturday, then gets the chance to square off against defending national champion Haverford School and Inter-Ac Challenge semifinalists Malvern Prep and Episcopal Academy in Sunday's Philly Fall Invitational.

On Sunday Jamesville-DeWitt faces '15 National Champion Haverford, Malverne Prep, and host Episcopal Academy at the 2015 Nike Boys Philly Showcase

from Inside Lacrosse
Starting Friday, November 20th Powell Lacrosse will launch the Black Friday Deals Week. Customers will be able save a few bucks on select products like the Mighty Black and Flight 22 shafts as well as their flagship head, the Powell Pioneer. Powell Lacrosse will also be offering exclusive package deals featuring brand new, never before seen products.

from Inside Lacrosse
Experts have looked for a solution that could work to protect the brain internally; they drew inspiration from the woodpecker, which slightly restricts its jugular vein to increase blood pressure in the head before pecking. This week, Performance Sports Group, the parent company of lacrosse equipment manufacturers Maverik and Cascade, publicly unveiled a band that can be placed on the neck and applies light pressure to slightly increase the volume of blood in the cranial cavity and minimize the sloshing of the brain within the skull.

from Skidmore College
Colby head men's lacrosse coach and former Skidmore head coach Jack Sandler died Thursday night while working out on a recruiting trip, according to a statement from Colby College president David A. Greene. He was 35.

Sandler coached eight seasons at Skidmore before moving to Colby in fall of 2013.

He was the Liberty League Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2011 and let the Thoroughbreds to Liberty League title games in 2007 and 2010. His 2011 team was ranked as high as 11th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Assication (USILA) poll.

Visiting hours will be on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, 26 Franklin Ave, Glen Cove, N.Y. 11542. A service will follow at 12 p.m.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Colby men's lacrosse head coach Jack Sandler died Thursday night while on a recruiting trip, according to university president David Greene. He was 35. Sandler reportedly collapsed while on a treadmill in a hotel.

Sandler was in his third season leading the Mules after spending eight seasons as head coach at Skidmore College. He led Colby, located in Waterville, Maine, to the NESCAC playoffs in each of his first two years as coach.

from Cornell Athletics
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse, has announced the Big Red's schedule for the upcoming 2016 men's lacrosse season. The slate is an exciting one with seven home games, highlighted by visits from Penn State, Virginia, and Syracuse.

from Oswego County Today
Fourth graders from the Fulton City School District had the opportunity to meet a world-renowned lacrosse stick maker, Alfred Jacques of the Onondaga Nation’s Turtle Clan.

from Oneida Daily Dispatch
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Therese Pitman signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I women’s lacrosse at the University of Binghamton earlier this week, while Cazenovia’s TJ Connellan, Jake Lewis, Jake Stowell and Brendan Whalen revealed their Division I plans as well.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have invited Angus Laborgne (la-BORN) to Training Camp, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 21st at Total Sports Experience in East Rochester. The 28-year-old forward will now have a chance to show off his skills to the Knighthawks coaches and lacrosse staff.

“I have been dreaming about playing in the NLL since I was a kid,” said Laborgne. “As a young (Mohawk) boy, that’s the top. That’s it.”

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Close to 200 players competed last weekend in United Lacrosse’s Capital Clash showcase at the University at Albany. United Lacrosse Owner Steve Carcaterra said it was the best fall showcase/tournament has had to date.

from LacrosseRecruits.com
Writing a message to a college coach it vital. Since this likely serves as your introduction to the coach, it can be slightly nerve-wracking to compile. This is your signal to the coach of your interest in their school, while allowing them to see if you are a fit for their program. Here are five things to include that should help you on your way to sending your message.
Friday November 20, 2015 9:45AM
from 3d Rising
I had the pleasure of taking in the second day of the Iroquois Nationals U-19 open tryouts, which were held this past Sunday. The weather was a perfect 55 degrees and sunny at the Nichols School in Buffalo.

Approximately 80 players attended the tryout and the skill level was extremely high. This event gave us a great look at some of the Iroquois players that aren’t actively involved in the recruiting process and might not frequent recruiting events.

from Lacrosse Magazine
On paper, 16 new rules may look daunting. They may appear to completely change the face of women's lacrosse.

But the difficulty – or perhaps, the lack there of – of implementing each of the 15 new rules affecting game play in 2016, plus the one "big shebang" of the possession clock coming in 2017 for Division I, said NCAA rules committee chair Julie Myers, was not as apparent as NCAA coaches expected.

from LaxPower
Teeter, Lickert-Orr, Gait recognized by IWLCA.

from US Lacrosse
Over the last decade, the college recruiting process has been trending earlier and earlier on an annual basis. Even parents that have been through the process before find the changes dramatic just a few short years later. US Lacrosse is here to help you navigate the process with our recruiting handbooks.

from the Elmira Star Gazette
The evolution of the Elmira High School boys lacrosse program was on display again Thursday afternoon, with senior Joe Cerio signing a National Letter of Intent to play at Division II Mercyhurst University as family, friends and teammates filled the school's community/media room to show their support.

from Georgetown Athletics
Emily Ehle from Baldwinsville, and Christian Brothers Academy among eight players moving on to Georgetown.

from SportsFive.net
Webster Thomas senior attackman Travis Ford signed his NLI, and Spencerport senior Chris Cottom and Victor sophomore Connor Keenan commited to college programs recently.

from LacrosseRecruits.com
One of the most important steps in a student-athlete’s college decision is visiting a school, meeting the people there and getting a feel for the campus.

There is no better way to know which school is the best fit than to visit the campus. You’ll instantly see a snapshot of the school, the culture and more.

from Finger Lakes Lacrosse Club
Jordyn recently committed to the College of St. Rose. Jordyn is a 3 sport athlete at LaFayette HS. He is a leader on the field at attack for the LaFayette Lancers lacrosse team. Jordyn excelled for the Finger Lakes Lacrosse Club during the summers. We wish Jordyn continued success as he takes his talents to the Golden Knights program next year.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have invited free agents Ty Thompson and Tim Bergin (bur-GIN) to Training Camp. The forwards will join the Knighthawks on Saturday, Nov. 21st as they open camp at noon at Total Sports Experience in East Rochester.

from Virginia Athletics
Jared Conners is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound defenseman from Pittsford, N.Y. Connors is a 2015 high school All-American. He is the only high school pole on the U19 USA squad that will play at the World Championships next summer in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Conners is a 2014 and 2015 all-county selection and a 2015 Under Armour All-Star. Conners helped Pittsford High School win the Section V Class A championship in 2015 with a 19-1 record.

from WWNYTV.com
And South Jefferson's Sydney Hall signed with LeMoyne College in Syracuse, where she'll continue to play lacrosse. As a midfielder during her junior year, Hall scored 19 goals and added three assists. 7 News went to both signings, and you can see both by clicking on the picture above.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Webster Schroeder High School (NY) 2018 midfield-attack Maddie Bell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Central Michigan University.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX), the semi-professional post-collegiate women's lacrosse league in the U.S., today announced its first commissioner, Michele 'DJ' DeJuliis from Princeton, NJ. The UWLX will launch four teams in Baltimore, Boston, Long Island and Philadelphia in May 2016. DeJuliis brings 25 years of experience playing and coaching women's lacrosse.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Ever since the Atlanta Blaze franchise was named as Major League Lacrosse's ninth team, the expansion draft was a huge point of discussion for MLL front office staff, players, media and fans alike. Protected rosters were announced. Who would stay? Who would go?

Then, after 27 minutes on Wednesday, it was all over.
Thursday November 19, 2015 9:45AM
from Lax.com
As one of the premier fall lacrosse tournaments held each year in Upstate New York, the Tully Cornfield Classic features some of the top club lacrosse talent from the Northeast and beyond. Check out Lax.com's first highlight from the event featuring The Hill Academy, Duke's Lacrosse, and Niskayuna!

from The Depew Bee
Anna Orlando, Hannah Nagowski, Riley Lucarelli, Anna Donnelly, Jenna Hagen and Olivia Potts all signed their National Letters of Intent to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Come join the Rochester Knighthawks as we kick off the 2016 National Lacrosse League season with a preseason game vs. the Georgia Swarm. All tickets to this exhibition will be free of charge - tickets are required for entry. Seating will be general admission on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tickets do not guarantee entry, please arrive early to secure seats! Season Ticket Holders will be allowed to enter 15 minutes before the general public.

Please use the form . . . to order your tickets.

from the Elmira Star Gazette
Ian Cook said he could catch and pass a lacrosse ball before he could walk. His dedication to the sport, and to his education, helped him land a scholarship to Division I Binghamton University.

from The Rome Sentinel
Therese Pitman, a senior at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, has earned a scholarship to play Division I lacrosse for the Binghamton University Bearcats next year. She signed her national letter of intent to Binghamton University Tuesday morning at VVS with family and friends attending the signing.

from Major League Lacrosse
The first selection in the 2016 MLL Expansion Draft was Boston Cannons goalie Adam Ghitelman. The Atlanta Blaze stuck with the Boston roster as they went back for picks two and three, with Brodie Merrill and Ryan Tucker respectively. Boston was afforded a small measure of relief in being able to protect Mitch Belisle after loosing there of their players.

from SportsFive.net
Coach Brian Hobart helped three seniors celebrate the signing of their NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent on Tuesday.

Gananda High School celebrated with two seniors who signed National Letters of Intent on Monday morning.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Nyack (N.Y.) 2017 goalie Will Ramos has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany.

from US Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse Board of Directors recently adopted a new three-year strategic plan that will shape the organization’s priorities from 2016-2018. The adoption was a key step in the planning process that began in the summer of 2014.

“We’ve done a thorough review of where we are and what we want to try to accomplish in the next three years for the sport and the organization,” said Rich Morgan, chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. “The lacrosse landscape is changing, and we’re adapting our programs and services to extend our reach to help the sport grow.”

The plan focuses on four key areas:
Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:45AM
from the Onondaga Nation
Saturday’s events include Haudenosaunee singing and dancing demonstration at 12:20 by Chris Thomas as well as crafters such as Brandon Lazore, Tracy Thomas, Dawn Doctor and lacrosse stickmaker Alfie Jacques.

from The Chronicle-Express
Sean Emerson, attack, and goalie Gage Ponsetti will attend Siena College located near Albany, and midfielder Austin Fingar will attend Cornell University in Ithaca.

CBA girls lacrosse made history on Tuesday afternoon. The school held a special signing day ceremony to honor a record ten student-athletes to major college programs in one day. Here is a list of the players who will be taking their skills to the next level in 2016. CBA will be a dominant force this season, with so many high caliber players on their roster.

from The Post Star
The girls lacrosse team was most represented with four players: Mara Bureau (University at Albany), Lexi Gordon (University of Vermont), Jill Rizzo (Ohio State University) and Lindsey White (University of Oregon).

from The Niagara Gazette
Lexi Mediak, of Nichols, became the newest Purple Eagle when she signed her National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Niagara University.

from The Daily Gazette
Christian Brothers Academy seniors Elliott Raimo, Chris Willox and Jack Zilgme will be signing national letters of intent Wednesday. Raimo is headed to George Washington University to play baseball. Willox and Zilgme, who compete in lacrosse, are bound for Merrimack College and The College of Saint Rose, respectively.

from The Eagle News
Four laxers sign, including Sam Mueller (Hobart College).

Thompson & Sons is run by Mike Thompson out of Akwesasne and he does the carving of the sticks. As a player, Thompson has played in the NLL, for the Iroquois Nationals (most recently at the 2015 WILC), and has two Mann Cups to his name from his time with the Peterborough Lakers. Mike also makes an incredible wooden lacrosse stick!

from Inside Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse welcomes the Atlanta Blaze for the 2016 season, and the inaugural roster will soon begin to take form. The MLL Expansion Draft will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday via teleconference; it is 15 rounds with three minutes per pick for the first five rounds and two minutes after that. Each of the eight current MLL teams protected 12 players and left nine unprotected, for a total available pool of 72 players . . .

from SportsFive.net
"Family" is a word that is often used in association with athletic teams, but it is somewhat unusual to hear it from a group of seniors who are celebrating their individual accomplishments as they sign their National Letters of Intent. It was the case, this week, when six Penfield seniors met to discuss their plans to attend and play lacrosse after graduation.

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart lacrosse will host two events in December for high school lacrosse players. Friday, Dec. 18 is the prospect camp and on Dec. 19 and 20, the Statesmen will host the program's annual Indoor Winter High School Tournament.

from Navy Athletics
Former Syracuse standout goalkeeper Dom Lamolinara has joined the Navy men’s lacrosse staff as its volunteer assistant it was announced by fifth-year head coach Rick Sowell on Tuesday.

from HigherEdJobs.com
St. Bonaventure University, an NCAA Division I institution and member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, has an immediate opening for a Head Women's Lacrosse Coach. This is a fulltime, 12-month appointment which reports to the Deputy Director of Athletics.

from The Eagle News
Cazenovia High School seniors Olivia McEntee and Sophie Goris last Friday announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play lacrosse.

from The Eagle News
Five senior members of the Cazenovia High School boys lacrosse team last week announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play college lacrosse. T.J. Connellan, Jake Lewis, Jake Stowell, Brenden Whalen and Derek White participated in a press conference, where they either made announcements or signed National Letters of Intent concerning their college plans.

from Faceoff Factory
Faceoff Factory will be returning to Syracuse, New York this year for our Christmas combine. This 3 hour clinic at 481 Sports Center will be held by Joe Nardella (Cazenovia), Mike Poppleton (Manlius-Manlius), and Tim Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt).

Face-off Factory is also excited to announce the addition of specialized goalie training for this event. This 3 hour clinic will be coached by Alex Krawec (ESM/OCC/Le Moyne) and Ben Romagnoli (Cazenovia).

from Lacrosse Magazine
This year, nominations will be accepted via social media (@Tewaaraton on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) before finalists will be narrowed down and given to our list of 25 former Trophy winners for final selection. For the first time, the Tewaaraton Foundation will honor a men's and women's Legend Award, at our ceremony for the 16th Annual Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour, June 2, 2016 in Washington, DC.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The homepage includes direct access to the team’s Twitter and Instagram accounts to follow up-to-the-minute scores and highlights. A new video portal also showcases the latest goals, interviews and player features. The website features an extensive video archive and direct access to the team’s photo gallery, along with a more comprehensive Hall of Fame section – complete with photos and historical information.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Ryan Walsh, A: The second-year player from Colgate is a monster and a match-up nightmare. He's an imposing six-feet-four-inches tall and 235 pounds and he knows how to finish. After scoring at least 30 goals in each of his four collegiate seasons, he jumped right into the MLL scoring 10 goals in seven games.

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