I agree with most people that the rules made to the college game last year were good for the game – actually, great for the game. The speed of the game improved, sideline horns were eliminated, quick re-starts in the defensive end got the game moving, and the wider substitution areas made for quick subbing advantages if players hustled. You can argue all you want about the enigmatic invisible shot clock, but for the few number of times it was enforced, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal.
But one new rule stunk, and it still stinks this year. I’m talking about the freedom the winning team has to run in and out of the offensive box while playing keep away from the desperate defense.
The Albany lacrosse coaches stared at a small projector screen, searching for the black streak of a three-foot-long ponytail swooping toward the goal. They were watching Lyle Thompson, an Onondaga Indian from upstate New York, who has become a Wayne Gretzky-like figure in collegiate lacrosse.
Despite forcing an overtime period, the Elmira College women's lacrosse team (1-1) fell 14-13 to Morrisville State College (1-1) today. Moorea Spoljaric '16 led the Soaring Eagles in today's game with four goals, three ground balls, two draw controls, one assist.
"Duquesne is one of the best teams we play all year, and playing this type of competition will make us a better team," head coach Wendy Stone said. "I was very pleased with how our team competed for 60 minutes and the improvement we showed from the first half to the second. We will look to improve once again our next time out."
In a drama-filled track meet between two ranked opponents, John Linnan (Penn Yan) scored with 2:51 remaining in overtime to give No. 14 Palm Beach Atlantic an 18-17 win over No. 6 U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Juniors Joe Corapi (Liverpool) and Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) each recorded five points to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 11-1 win over American International College on Sunday afternoon at Abdow Field.
The Orange men's lacrosse team capped a sun-drenched weekend in Atlanta by participating in a youth clinic this morning on the fields at Kennesaw State University. The clinic was organized by former Syracuse All-American and LB3 Lacrosse founder Liam Banks.
The 15th-ranked Bid Red were down early, but the offense ignited, making a 9-0 run that resulted in a 12-9 victory for Cornell over No. 2 Virginia on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Christian Knight made 15 saves in his first start for Cornell, and Matt Donovan had two goals and three assists, while Connor Buczek and Dan Lintner netted hat tricks. Mark Cockerton led the Cavaliers with three goals. Photos of the action are by Rich Barnes.
“I am incredibly proud of our 36 players today,” said Spiders head coach Dan Chemotti (West Genesee). “We have been working really hard. I have never seen a group more focused. It was not about coaching today. It was the players making plays and it was all about them. The whole Lead the Way Fund to raise money for families of Army Rangers was the reason for this and we were proud to be a part of it.”
Two top-ranked teams collide when No. 2/3 Syracuse hosts No. 3/2 Maryland on Monday, March 10. Opening draw in the Carrier Dome is set for 7 p.m. for the rematch of last year's national semifinal. The Orange enters the game with a 6-0 record, 2-0 in the ACC, while the Terrapins are 7-0 overall and 1-0 in league play.
Maggie Comiskey and Emily McGrail scored four goals each to lead the Union College women's lacrosse team to a 16-3 victory over Buffalo State at Frank Bailey Field Saturday afternoon. Both teams are now 1-1 after the non-league contest.
After trailing 9-5 at the 16:15 mark of the second half, the Elmira College women's lacrosse team (1-0) found their touch on the offensive end as the Soaring Eagles scored six unanswered goals to close out the game, winning their season opener against Lycoming College (0-3), 11-9.
The Rochester Knighthawks remained perfect at home this season after defeating the Philadelphia Wings 13-8 tonight at The Blue Cross Arena. Rochester improved to 7-3 with its fifth straight home win of the season. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/4333#sthash.AVpuEa2Z.dpuf
Just over three weeks removed from game action, concerns about rust proved to be accurate for the Buffalo Bandits early. But, the Bandits regained form, scoring three unanswered goals to end the fourth quarter to close out the victory.
Colin Clive scored the game-winning goal with 1:31 left in quadruple overtime as Siena Lacrosse rallied from a five-goal second half deficit to post an 11-10 win at Hartford. Richie Hurley scored five points and Tommy Cordts made a career-high 16 saves in what was tied for the Saints' longest game in program history.
Down 5-2 and looking for a spark late in the second quarter, Cornell turned around its contest against No. 2 Virginia – quickly. The Big Red started a 9-0 run with two goals five seconds apart, the first answering the Cavaliers' fifth goal just six seconds later, and Cornell knocked off Virginia 12-9 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The home team improved to 5-0, while Virginia slipped to 6-1.
Junior Kevin Rice posted his second eight-point game of the season, scoring a career-high four goals and passing out four assists. Senior Derek Maltz returned to the starting lineup and contributed five points, including a season-best four goals. Redshirt sophomore Dylan Donahue continued his sizzling start to the season, adding three goals on four shots.
Senior Dominic Lamolinara was a force in the net, Derek Maltz filled in nicely at attack, and Syracuse ended its two-game skid with a 14-8 win over in-state rival St. John's at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Saturday evening.
Eleven different Army players found the back of the net, including six who scored their first career goals, as the 20th-ranked Black Knights rolled past visiting Holy Cross, 13-3, in the team's Patriot League home opener Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
Senior attackman Chris Button (Fairport) recorded six points to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 18-4 win over Pace University on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team (4-0) earned its fourth-straight win on Saturday at Dartmouth (3-2). Two-time America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week Rachel Bowles had four goals and one assist in the victory. Senior Allie Phelan also notched four goals.
The Union College men's lacrosse team won its second straight road contest with a 9-5 victory over Babson College in non-conference action from MacDowell Field. The nine goals was also a season high for coach Paul Wehrum's squad.
Four different players scored two goals and the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team rattled off five straight goals in the fourth quarter as the Golden Knights earned a 12-7 victory over Brockport in non-league action on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Matt Beebe (LaFayette) scored a career-high nine points on four goals with five assists while senior Connor Latimer (Whitby, Ont./Father Leo J. Austin) added six goals to spark the Keuka College men's lacrosse team to a 17-6 win over Elmira College Saturday afternoon in Elmira, N.Y.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team improved to 2-0 on the young season Saturday, as Tommy Hovey scored four goals in the second straight game to lead the Saints to a 10-9 upset over nationally-ranked No. 19 Nazareth in Rochester, NY. Conor Healey added a goal and two assists, while Jeremy Vautour and Marc Perroni each had a goal and a helper.
The goals came early, often, and all throughout the game as 14 different players scored and another eight players recorded an assist as the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team thumped Alfred State 21-1 on Saturday afternoon in a home contest that was moved to Clarkson University's Hantz Turf Field because of icy conditions at Potsdam's Maxcy Turf Field.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team out scored Stevens Institute, 8-3, in the second half to break a 2-2 tie and earn a 10-5 victory Saturday afternoon at the Mitchel Stadium Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. The Red Dragons improved to 4-0 with the win, while the Ducks fell to 1-3.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team scored five goals in the first five minutes and cruised to a 19-3 victory over visiting St. Bonaventure in Saturday’s contest. The Bearcats tied a program record allowing only three goals at the Bearcat Sports Complex.
Junior Brian Kormondy netted the game-winner for visiting Delaware with one second left on the clock to propel the Blue Hens to a 10-9 victory over Binghamton (2-3) on Saturday from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats raced all the way back from a 7-3 deficit in the second half to tie things up at nine with three minutes remaining but were unable to move past Delaware who moves to 5-2 with the victory.
Holding its opponents off the scoreboard for the final 17-plus minutes, the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team was able to rally from a two-goal deficit to claim a 10-8 victory over Keuka College in non-league action Saturday afternoon.
The No. 17 SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse remained undefeated on the season with its 18-9 win at Marywood University today. The win for the Red Dragons makes it 5-for-5 to start 2014 while the loss for Marywood leaves them winless at 0-4.
The Oswego State women's lacrosse team scored nine goals in the first half on its way to a 17-6 rout of Morrisville State on the road Saturday afternoon. Oswego's win improves its early season record to 2-1 while the Mustangs fall to 0-1 as they lose their home-opener.
Junior Megan Kane (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville) scored the game-winner with eight seconds left to lift the Utica College women's lacrosse team over host SUNY Potsdam, 7-6, Saturday afternoon at Hantz Field on the campus of Clarkson University.
Sophomore Patrick Finn scored three goals and added three assists to lead Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to a 10-6 win over Oneonta in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at East Campus Stadium. With the win, the Engineers improve to 2-2 on the season, while the Red Dragons drop to 0-4.
The Men's Lacrosse team earned a hard-fought 10-9 win over the visiting Golden Knight of the College of Saint Rose this afternoon. Roberts Wesleyan, who remains undefeated, needed to play three overtime sessions which is a new program record.
The 20th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team dropped its second straight loss to a top-10 team Saturday. The Bombers (0-2) suffered a 14-12 setback to ninth-ranked York (Pa.) (3-1) at Kinsley Field.
Sophomore attack Trent Jacobs (Akwesasne/Brewster Academy) totaled a career-best six points on four goals and two assists as the Utica College men's lacrosse team improved to 2-0 for the sixth time in program-history as the Pioneers topped Manhattanville College 16-6 at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Saturday.
Hobart College senior attackman Jake McHenry notched a game-high four goals, but Brown University scored a 13-10 victory over the Statesmen at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. The Bears got goals from nine different players led by Dylan Molloy's hat trick.
Senior Becca Martinez (Corcoran) netted a team-high five goals to help visiting Buffalo State (1-0) earn a 17-11 victory over Hartwick (2-2) in the head coaching debut of Kelsey Schwan in today's season opener.
Sophomore attacker Bri McClusky (Immaculate Heart) matched a single-game career best with three goals, while sophomore midfielder Brittany Blake (South Glens Falls) and junior midfielder Margaret Wall (Aquinas) scored two goals apiece to lift the Bears.
On Saturday evening, March 8, the Rochester Knighthawks will dedicate the game to Jeff Milano-Johnson and "Rochester Kids", a program that lends a hand to youth "who have demonstrated the potential to succeed and providing those who have not, the right opportunities to put them in a better position to do so."
The term around the Loyola lacrosse team is "Fletched," as in the opposing attackman got "Fletched." Or when the Greyhouds' star defenseman runs away from two attackmen after stealing a ground ball, they both got "Fletched." Loyola's Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) might be the best defenseman in college lacrosse. He was the only college player selected to the U.S. national training roster for the 2014 World Cup, and he is a specialist, just like a face-off player.
Junior Liz Algie (South Jefferson) scored a pair of goals to cap a six-goal run for The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team Friday afternoon as the Golden Eagles went on to post a 14-6 victory in the first home game of the season at Bob Boozer at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium in Brockport.
Chris Daddio doesn't bother with the ridiculous lie. Athletes insist they don't read what's being said about them. It would be a sign of weakness to admit that it bothers them. "I read," Daddio said. "Not necessarily everything, but when I come across it. It motivates me. It makes me a little angry for the next week."
The Engineers fell to #9 Wesleyan on Wednesday, 9-3, at home. Freshman Breannain McNeally (Severna Park, Md./Archbishop Spaulding), the reigning Liberty League Offensive Player of the Week, scored twice, while sophomore Billy Gibbs (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) netted the third tally.. Senior goalkeeper Alex Castronovo (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) made 12 saves for RPI.
No. 20 Army (3-2, 1-0 Patriot League) looks to rebound from a 9-8 overtime loss to Rutgers Tuesday night at Michie Stadium as the team returns to Patriot League play against Holy Cross (1-4, 0-2) on Saturday at noon.
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, is now accepting 2014 applications for its First Stick Program, designed to deliver comprehensive developmental resources, including equipment, USL membership and coaches training, to awarded teams. The program is geared for new and developing boys’ and girls’ youth (U19 and below) lacrosse teams nationwide.
Rochester Knighthawks fans realize Cody Jamieson's impact on the National Lacrosse League every weekend. But few Rochesterians realize the impact he has on kids in his hometown of Six Nations. The 26-year-old has become one of the leaders of “Walk With Us," whose mission is “growing the game of lacrosse around the world, striving to place a lacrosse stick in every First Nations’ child’s hands."
RANDAL "RANDY" LUNDBLAD, Aged 51, of Ada, MI, passed away Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, at home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Randy is a graduate of West Genesee High School of Camillus, NY, and Syracuse University . . . His passion in life, besides his family, was lacrosse. He played in high school and at Syracuse University, where he won a national championship. He was the assistant coach at FH Central high school helping to lead them to two state championships.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team won its season-opener for the fourth consecutive year as the Pioneers netted seven third quarter goals on their way to a 14-4 victory over local rival SUNYIT on Thursday afternoon at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The Pioneers have now won three straight against the Wildcats, outscoring SUNYIT 53-7 over the course of three seasons.
SUNY Geneseo junior attack Katey Hart (West Genesee) scored four goals while senior attack Caroline Buonocore (Westhill) added three to lead the No. 10 Knights to a 10-7 victory over No. 20 Ithaca, Thursday at Higgins Stadium.
The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team is gearing up for another season and there is a general feeling around the team that 2014 is the year to make an impact in the SUNYAC. “This is one of the most talented teams that I’ve ever coached,” head coach Brandi Lusk said.
The Lakers’ first match was played a day earlier than planned at Ithaca College, due to feared weather complications. While they missed the snow, the Lakers had to play in cold conditions and dropped the opener, 18-7.
Face-off men use speed, balance, technique and power to battle for vital possessions. Over time these face-off men have become specialists . . . But the current system doesn't work, and I'd like to see a simple rule change: A face-off man cannot leave the field until there is a shot on goal or change of possession.
Come and meet Rochester Rattlers player and Division III National Champion Mike Tota at Total Sports Experience Elmgrove Rd, from 5m-7pm tonight!! Get an autographed collector's card of Mike signed and take a picture with him. For more information, please call the Rattlers office at 585-340-6905.
Last Saturday, Rochester Knighthawks defenseman Paul Dawson was in the right place at the right time: Twice. In an 11-9 victory against the Colorado Mammoth, Dawson contributed on the opposite end of the floor, providing two goals and one assist to tie his career highs.
The Iroquois Nationals are proud to post a spring roster of players that will make up its 2014 Iroquois Nationals field lacrosse team. The finalized version of the team roster is to be announced in June, as the Iroquois Nationals prepare for competition at the 2014 Men’s World Field Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado.
After a dominating 19-6 victory over Canisius on Tuesday, the No. 15 Big Red men's lacrosse team will face its toughest test of the early season when it welcomes undefeated No. 2 Virginia (6-0) to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 8. The Cavaliers are coming off an impressive 17-12 victory over Syracuse at Klöckner Stadium on March 1 in which James Pannell, younger brother of Cornell's Tewaaraton Trophy winner Rob Pannell '13, registered a career-high seven goals.
The Orange (2-2) looks to remain unbeaten in non-conference play when it meets old BIG EAST foe St. John's (2-2) in the Cobb County Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, March 8 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. Faceoff is at 4 p.m.
A minor delay of 23 hours and 30 minutes is nothing for the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team compared to the full week standstill that the men's team had to endure prior to its season opener. That said, any delay to the start of a season is too much for squads that have been practicing indoors for over a month and the Golden Knights are anxious to begin the 2014 season against Potsdam on Friday afternoon.
Clarkson's campaign will begin when the Knights host the SUNY Potsdam Bears at 3:30 pm on Friday at Hantz Turf Field. Clarkson will then hit the road to face Keuka at 1:00 pm for a Saturday afternoon tilt.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will take on Columbia at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 8 at 3 p.m. The Big Red (2-1, 0-1 Ivy) looks to stay undefeated and improve to 18-0 overall against the Lions (1-1, 0-1).
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team sprinted out to an 8-0 lead early in the first half and never looked back en route to a 17-7 win over visiting Niagara, Thursday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. A stingy Bearcat defense held the Purple Eagles (2-2) scoreless during the games’ first 17 minutes allowing Binghamton (3-1) to open the wide margin.
Danielle Maio led the Niagara attack with two goals, while Paige Matecki, Erin Patenaude, Kayla Smith, Carrie-Jo Farrugia and Hannah Barnett added one goal each as the Bearcats (3-1) raced out to an 8-0 advantage in the opening half and never looked back en route to the victory.
US Lacrosse today announced the assistant coaches and support staff for the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Under-19 Team. Michele DeJuliis, Bowen Holden and Wendy Kridel have been selected as assistant coaches, while Sarah Aschenbach and Theresa Sherry will assume the roles of manager and assistant manager, respectively.
Way back in 1991 CBS Sports was covering the NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse Championship. They thought it would be a good idea to showcase Jim Brown, the lacrosse player, at halftime. They were wrong… it was a GREAT idea! Lax School brings you the full segment on Jim Brown’s days on the lacrosse field for Syracuse University in this MUST SEE video:
Following a lengthy three-week break, the Buffalo Bandits (6-2) get back into action as they host the Minnesota Swarm (2-7) at First Niagara Center on Saturday at 7:30pm ET. Watch the game live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College Cardinals women's lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead, scoring the game's first four goals, and never looked back en route to a 17-5 victory over Misericordia University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
As a kid growing up in Syracuse, N.Y., Eric DeJohn always wanted to play college lacrosse for Syracuse. And in 2012, he got that opportunity. DeJohn came to his dream school, only to redshirt his freshman year before not seeing the field for a single minute as a redshirt freshman.
The Irondequoit (N.Y.) High School standout packed up her lacrosse bag and made the hour and a half drive from Rochester to Syracuse with her father. While Lisa’s sister Lindsay was leaving an imprint at SU as one of the program’s all-time great defenders, Lisa was just trying to get some reps in at the Syracuse women’s lacrosse Tuesday night clinic.
School nurse Theresa M. Leeson and athletic trainer Ashley N. Naklick, both at the school at the time, performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator, or AED, on Valentine until an ambulance arrived. He had a pulse before he left, Mr. Brown said.
Sophomore Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) scored a career-high five goals as nationally fourth-ranked Cortland pulled away from a close game midway through the first half to rout William Smith, 22-6. The Red Dragons improved to 2-0 with the win and have outscored their opponents by a combined 42-10 in the two victories.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team had seven different players score in its 15-7 victory over Colgate Wednesday night. Lindsay Toppe scored four goals and Emily Tripodi (West Genesee) had three for the Big Red (2-1, 0-1 Ivy).
Reigning national player of the year Jackie Sileo recorded five points to lead top-ranked LIU Post to a 13-5 win over the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Hickox Field.
The ninth-ranked Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team used a seven-goal first half to defeat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 9-3, this afternoon in non-league play from East Campus Stadium. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 2-0 on the young season, while the Engineers drop to 1-2.
Football and lacrosse standout Ernie Lisi '58, of Rochester, lacrosse attackman Roy McAdam '80, of Dexter, football defensive back and lacrosse defensive midfielder Eric Stein '89, of Darien, Conn., are among the inductees.
Sophomore Matt Beebe (LaFayette) scored all of two goals during his freshman campaign for the Keuka College men's lacrosse team. The attacker needed less than two quarters to surpass that total during Saturday's 2014 season opener against Emmanuel (Mass.) College, and thanks to a career-high scoring effort and the stout goaltending play of junior Eric Saltrelli (Webster Schroeder), the Storm picked up a thrilling, 13-12 overtime win over Emmanuel in Boston, Mass.
On Monday, the pair swept the North Eastern Athletic Conference's (NEAC) Student-Athlete of the Week awards, with Beebe garnering Offensive Player of the Week honors, and Saltrelli earning Defensive Player of the Week honors.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up a 7-0 halftime lead en route to a 12-3 victory versus Clarkson University Wednesday afternoon at a cold and snowy Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 3-0 with the win, while the Golden Knights dropped to 0-1.
The Bombers jumped out to a 5-1 gap in the first before taking a 9-2 advantage into halftime. Ithaca improved its margin to 15-3 in the third, finalizing all scoring. The teams combined to take 15 fourth-quarter shots, none of which found the back of the net.
Junior Casey Jackson (Victoria, BC/Claremont) scored tallied seven points and scored six goals, as the No. 1 RIT (3-0) men's lacrosse team defeated SUNY Brockport 18-11 in non-conference action from a snowy and cold Turf Field Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore John Countryman (Queensbury, NY/Queensbury) scored four goals with two in each half for The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team but it was not enough as the Golden Eagles dropped an 18-11 decision to the country's number one ranked team, RIT, Wednesday afternoon in wintery conditions on the RIT Turf Field in Rochester.
Pardon [Chuck] Wilbur (Cicero-North Syracuse) if he isn’t exactly having fun these days as [OCC] prepares to face CCBC Essex at 1 p.m. Saturday on OCC’s turf field. The Baltimore area school is one of the few that annually fields the talent capable of challenging Wilbur’s Lazers.
The Rochester Knighthawks are coming off a big road win in Colorado after defeating the Mammoth 11-9 at the Pepsi Center on Saturday. The Knighthawks improved to 6-3 and remain in second place in the East Division, one-half game behind the Buffalo Bandits.
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