ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Last spring, the Elmira College men's lacrosse team won four games, the most by the Soaring Eagles since the 2011 campaign; however, the Purple and Gold have their eyes set on an even bigger 2017.
"Just before the first game against New England, the coaches told me I'd play one or two games over the weekend," Edwards said. "Then at the shootaround, Coach Cordingley said, 'You are in tonight. Be ready to take faceoffs.'
The Buffalo Bandits (2-5) will look to harness the momentum from a thrilling 16-15 overtime victory against the New England Black Wolves as they prepare to take on the Toronto Rock (5-2) at KeyBank Center on Saturday night.
The Rochester Knighthawks’ three-game road trip continues Saturday, Feb. 25 with a trip to Langley, BC to battle the Vancouver Stealth. Faceoff at the Langley Events Centre is slated for 10:00 p.m. EST.
The Binghamton Women's lacrosse team beat Colgate 16-12 Wednesday night at Beyer-Small '76 field. The win is the first of their 2017 season and the first time they have beaten the Raiders in four years.
O'Hanlon needed just 35 career games to record her 100th point after netting nine points to open up the 2017 season. O'Hanlon is the first Raider to record 100 points as a junior since Courtney Miller '12 and is the first midfielder with 100 points since Allison Flood '14.
New York and Maryland lead the nation with five programs apiece, followed by Connecticut (4) and Pennsylvania (3). Florida, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Ontario, New Jersey, Virginia and Indiana are also represented in the initial rankings.
What now constitutes as “experienced” on Syracuse’s defense is less than a year spent as a starter.
Evan Molloy, a backup 10 months ago, now barks orders from the net as a grizzled guru. Injuries and graduation have forced the redshirt senior into the leadership position on a defense with a former fourth man, a fresh-faced sophomore and transitioning long-stick midfielder. Molloy has an approach manicured over years of goaltending: Be really, really loud.
For teams like Syracuse, Navy, and Johns Hopkins, taking the field comes with a sense of “this isn’t my first rodeo.” Varsity lacrosse is over one-hundred years old for some of the country’s most historic programs. Yet, until recent years, the game started to spin its wheels while trying to find traction in the American sports market. Universities weren’t quick to commit to hosting men’s or women’s lacrosse teams and the fans became accustomed to seeing the same helmets on the field, year after year.
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THE MATCHUP: The Big Red men's lacrosse team will take on Hobart in the 138th meeting between the two programs when the teams meet on Saturday, Feb. 25 on Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. Face-off is set for 12:00 p.m.
A year ago, head coach Ben Wineburg's squad rose to the challenge, hosting their first-ever SUNYAC playoff contest after earning the No. 2 seed and finishing State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play with a 4-2 mark. Wineburg, who was tabbed the SUNYAC Coach of the Year, led his squad to a runner-up finish in the Conference Tournament Championship, narrowly missing against SUNY Cortland.
Seniors Braden Wallace (Oakville, Ontario/Abbey Park) and Jon Berg (Chester, NJ/Mendham) of the RIT men's lacrosse team, were named Liberty League Offensive and Defensive Performers of the Week for the week on Monday, for the week ending Feb. 19, 2017. It is the first honor of the season for both.
There are many dynamics to an offense in lacrosse including offensive plays, schemes, natural talents, speed, stick skills, etc. But, the most important ability of them all is the ability to finish around the net and score a goal. No matter the situation or how pretty of a move you make you need to be able to finish to put an another point up on the scoreboard. It can be a difficult thing to do, especially at the higher levels when the goalie and defenses ability increases. Below are some tips and techniques to help improve your inside finishing.
A quick perusal of the "hometown" column on the Syracuse University lacrosse roster is a good way to test your knowledge of small towns in Western New York and Long Island.
That was certainly the case when Brandon Mullins arrived at Syracuse in the fall of 2011. A native of Coppell, TX, Mullins caught the eye of coaches from Syracuse, despite the wealth of talent in New York, and went on to earn All-ACC honors there. Now with the Boston Cannons, Mullins is proof that the Dallas area and Texas are emerging as a source of elite lacrosse talent.
There were some very entertaining moments this past weekend with the Buffalo Bandits splitting their home-and-home series against New England. Not to be outdone with creative playmaking and goals scored, the goaltending, defense and transition had their share of great moments – and that goes for both the Bandits and Black Wolves.
The first and last stop I make at every convention I go to is to the booth run by stick maker Alf Jacques. If I had my way, the sheer history that he always displays on two humble tables would be enshrined behind glass at the Smithsonian.
Buffalo State will host a Lacrosse Clinic on Sunday, February 26th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Buffalo State Sports Arena for girls ages 13-18. The skills sessions will be split into field players and goalies and are in the morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The skills taught will include mechanics, stick skills, developing speed/agility, game sense/strategy, goal tending and other fundamentals of women's lacrosse. The clinic will conclude with tournament style play.
I am very proud of my two older children. They are both strong advocates for a number of social justice issues, and I wish I had more of the courage of their convictions . . . When they (and my daughter-in-law Pam) asked me to write a letter to Inside Lacrosse in an attempt to raise awareness for Native American issues, especially surrounding the DAPL, I was quick to oblige.
West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.) junior Mikey Berkman posted the best game of 2017, thus far, with a 17-point game against Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.) on Feb. 15. The Syracuse commit dished out 11 assists and scored six goals in the victory.
Junior Gannon Morrison scored a pair of goals and J.D. Recor (Lancaster) dished out three assists to keep their point streaks going. Freshman Peyton Smith was dominant in the faceoff X, winning 11 of 12, and he collected a team-high eight ground balls.
“When the injury happened, I knew because it is such a distinct feeling,” Runyon said. “It happened in the beginning of the game, and I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to try and walk, and if I can walk on it, then I can run on it, and then I’ll go back in the game.’”
In a game which featured a combined 33 goals and 94 shots, #6/7 Virginia defeated Siena Lacrosse 20-13 in Charlottesville. The 13 goals scored by the Saints were the program's most scored in 24 all-time games vs. nationally ranked opponents.
To avoid an upset loss to Albany, to surmount an early 6-1 deficit and to finish a game before overtime, Syracuse needed a score. With under three seconds left, it was Nate Solomon, not senior Jordan Evans, who emerged from behind the cage and hit Nick Mariano with a 10-yard pass. Syracuse’s senior stroked the game-winner.
While I loved playing college lacrosse, I’m here to talk about what you should be doing after college lacrosse – you should go play lacrosse in Australia. I can try to explain exactly why I loved playing in college, but odds are that the reader has also played college lacrosse, and I’m preaching to the choir. Again, I’m not here to talk college lacrosse.
I’m here to talk about lacrosse in Australia, and as it so happens, there’s a club that actually wants YOU to come play for them!
While perusing my Facebook feed, I came across a video of Russian youth hockey athletes’ off-ice training program. Social media provides the opportunity to stay connected, but it can also feed into the desire to be certain your kids are keeping up with the Jones' (and the Russians). My concern after viewing the video was how many parents will watch this and think "I need to get my kid training like this" or "my kid already has a training program more intense than this".
Very recently LaxPower (and their parent company, Active Network) released a list of changes that have been made or are coming soon the their site. Many of the changes being made will affect which of their services will still be available at their website, and those that will only be available by reaching LaxPower though their new App. Still others will only be available behind a pay wall to monthly or yearly subscribers. Because of these changes, there will be changes in what we can provide at JustLacrosse Upstate.
Davos is in her seventh season with UAlbany, serving as the first assistant under head coach John Battaglino since her hiring. She is the team’s first associate head coach since Battaglino served in the same capacity in 2009.
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team will have four senior captains, 21st-year head coach Jim Townsend has announced. Leading RPI throughout the 2017 season, which begins on Saturday, will be Chaz Bell, Matt Hall, Breanainn McNeally and Mark Surgent. This the first season as captains for each of them.
SUNY Polytechnic earned seven first-place votes while finishing with 78 total points to top the poll. The Wildcats will see the return of seven starters, including the 2016 NEAC Offensive Player of the Year Krysta Beha (Marcy). Beha was tied with fellow returner and First Team All-Conference selection Mari Ames (West Carthage) for the league lead in points (86) while Beha finished second in the NEAC in goals (57) and assists (29). Beha, a senior midfielder, also added 60 groundballs and 66 draw controls in a year in which she became the first Wildcat to score 100 career goals.
With 10 seconds on the clock against Binghamton, freshman Bella Recchion had the ball in her stick. As the clock ticked down, she wound her stick back and shot the ball. It flew past the goalie and hit the back of the net as the final buzzer echoed through the Carrier Dome.
The Niagara Purple Eagles lacrosse team kicked off the 2017 season in commanding fashion, routing the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 18-5 Monday afternoon at Niagara Field. Niagara scored its most goals since an 18-12 win over Manhattan on Apr. 18, 2015, and had its largest margin of victory since a 23-5 win over Howard back on March 8, 2009.
Coming off a win at no. 14 Air Force, the Marist men’s lacrosse team (2-0) will have one of its quickest turnarounds of 2017 when it plays Princeton (1-0) for the first time in program history at 6 p.m. Feb. 21. The contest will be the third of a four-game road trip and will be carried on Ivy League Digital Network. A free audio broadcast and live stats will also be available.
Following a weekend of wild finishes, the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Men's Top 20 remained largely unchanged, with some exceptions near the bottom of the rankings and the ouster (for now) of one notable team from Durham. Undefeated Denver, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins all held serve in the Top 5.
BALTIMORE – With a historic 10-goal performance against Yale, Sarah Martin was selected as the Player of the Week by US Lacrosse Magazine. This is the first time that Martin was chosen for this national honor. Also today, she was named the America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
After leading the Great Danes’ offense to its first victories of the season, Sarah Martin and Sam Tortora have each been recognized with America East weekly honors by the league. Martin has been named the America East Offensive Co-Player of the Week while Tortora has been selected as the league’s rookie of the week.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Syracuse freshman Morgan Widner ranks first in the nation in draw controls per game, according to the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse statistics released on Monday, Feb. 20. The Orange rank among the top 10 in the country in six different statistical categories.
After making nine saves in the Orange's win over No. 12 Albany, including a stretch of six-straight during a 31-minute Great Danes scoreless streak where 'Cuse erased a five-goal deficit, Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
DENVER (DU/BIG EAST) – [1/1] University of Denver men’s lacrosse attackman Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week, and junior faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste (Denville, N.J.) earned his first weekly conference award of the campaign following Denver’s win over [14/15] Duke on Saturday afternoon in-front of the 15-straight sellout at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
Offensive Player of the Week:Conor Kearnan, Canisius
Kearnan posted career highs in goals (4), assists (5) and points (9) to lead Canisius to a 13-8 victory over Dartmouth in its season opener Saturday. He notched first man down goal of his career in second quarter and assisted on each of the Griffs final three tallies in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Defensive Player of the Week: Brian Corrigan, Marist
Corrigan made 16 saves and allowed just four goals when Marist defeated no. 14 Air Force in a road game Feb. 18. He picked up two ground balls and caused a turnover in the 10-4 Red Foxes victory. Corrigan helped the Marist defense hold the Falcons scoreless on six extra man opportunities in the contest.
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team will be holding Prospect Day Clinic open to all 2018-19 graduates on Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Cortland campus. The clinic is conducted by Cortland head coach Steve Beville and his staff. Registration opens at 9 a.m.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Marist women’s lacrosse team will host no. 7 Stony Brook in its home opener at 4 p.m. Feb. 21. The contest will be streamed live from Tenney Stadium on the Red Fox Network and live stats will be available.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference today announced Canisius junior goalkeeper Rebecca VanLaeken as the league’s Defensive Player of the Week after posting nine saves in a 15-11 victory at Oregon last Monday afternoon, while recording 14 saves in a 18-6 loss to No. 5 Syracuse Saturday.
The Toronto Rock were at a crossroads following the 2016 National Lacrosse League season. This perennial contending franchise finished last in the East Division, saw captain Colin Doyle and Josh Sanderson retire, and faced injuries to its roster.
Change was needed - fast.
VESTAL, N.Y. - Senior goalkeeper Tanner Cosens (Maine-Endwell) has been named the America East Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 13-19. It marks the first time in his career that he has earned the conference's weekly accolade.
After a flurry of early season upsets, the first regular season poll features the same top five as the preseason poll, with Florida and Southern California flipping spots, and three previously unranked teams making their top-20 debut for 2017.
Welcome to Week 2 of the JuCo Report – it’s going to be a memorable 2017 season, I can feel it already. Of the 28 teams playing NJCAA men’s lacrosse in 2017, not one has played a game yet. So let’s keep on prepping for the season with a look at the 2016 rings, a new coach at Nassau, big upcoming games, what Genesee brings back in 2017, some more sweet gear, and a link back to last week’s preseason poll post. Plenty of good stuff there as well!
I just spent two days with two of Upstate’s best-known native sons, who are reaching out into Division I’s furthest extremes. John Galloway (West Genesee HS, Syracuse University, Rochester Rattlers, Team USA, and former assistant coach at Duke and Providence) and Casey Powell (Really? Do I have to do this? – Carthage HS, Syracuse University, numerous pro teams in both the NLL and MLL, and Team USA) were hired last summer to be the new head coach and assistant coach at Jacksonville University – as in Jacksonville, Florida.
The top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team had 15 players find the back of the net en route to a 27-1 season-opening win over American International College on Sunday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its preseason poll for men's lacrosse, as two-time defending Morrisville State College received eight first place votes by league coaches to earn the overall top spot in the poll.
The votes are in for the second in-season Maverik Media Poll. After a volatile first week of in-season voting, things didn't slow down as Maryland caught Denver and there is a tie atop the Top 20 this week.
With Mother Nature on our side, we're riding the wave of momentum from the 2016 NCAA Tournament and Final. We roll with it into 2017, coming off a weekend that featured all the best that lacrosse has to offer: high scoring drama, good crowds and lots of fun. Listen to the crowd, there's excitement all around. There's something going down. And we can all feel it.
Preseason All-Patriot League selections Isabel Kreitler (Fairfield, New Jersey) and Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) combined to score nine goals Saturday afternoon as the Colgate women's lacrosse team opened the 2017 season with a 14-11 win over the Vermont Catamounts at Beyer-Small '76 Field.
The Purple Eagles lacrosse team begins the 2017 season on Monday, Feb. 20 on home field with a 2 p.m. start against Western New York foe St. Bonaventure. Niagara looks to build off of a successful nine-win season in 2016, the second-highest win total in one season in program history.
The Buffalo Bandits (2-5) got an overtime winner from defenseman Mitch de Snoo to defeat the New England Black Wolves (3-5) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday afternoon. A game that Buffalo considered a must-win early in the year was close from the start, and the Bandits were finally able to battle their way back from an early deficit to claim a 16-15 victory.
Jake Carlson has committed to play LSM for the green and gold at Keuka College. His involvement with the Gaffer Elite Lacrosse program started in the fall of 2012, when it expanded to include all interested players. He started with GEL as a short stick midfielder, but after the first season his aggressive style helped him become a standout long stick middie.
The #15/15 women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of the game and lever looked back, going on to top Villanova, 18-6, in the season opener on Saturday afternoon at Villanova Stadium. Senior tri-captain Kristy Gilbert netted a career-high six goals to lead the Big Red while eight other players added tallies, including two first career goals.
The Hobart College lacrosse team got off to a fast start against Siena College and made a late defense stand to escape the Pinnacle Athletic Campus with a 16-15 win. The Statesmen evened their record at 1-1, while the Saints slip to 0-2.
No. 5 Syracuse swept a doubleheader in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Feb. 18 to improve its record to 3-0 this season. The Orange defeated Canisius, 18-6, in the first game before beating Binghamton, 16-5, in the nightcap.
SU/Binghamton Photos from The Daily Orange
Down six with just over 14 minutes to play, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team rallied back with a game-ending 8-0 run to take down Yale 13-11 on Saturday afternoon, including a program single game record 10 goals by Sarah Martin.
Syracuse lacrosse's defenders knew Albany's attackers weren't dodging to score as a tie game between the two squads wound down to the final two minutes in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
Photos from Rich Barnes
Jamie Trimboli, a member of Victor’s 2016 Class A lacrosse state championship team, scored his first collegiate goal for No. 6 ranked Syracuse as the Orange came back from a five-goal deficit to defeat No. 12 Albany 10-9 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
Syracuse faced Binghamton at the X 22 times in the second game of Saturday’s double header. After pounding Canisius, 18-6, in the first game, the Orange (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) coasted to another blowout win, 16-5, over the Bearcats (0-2). The wins came so easy, in part, because Widner gave Syracuse such a volume of chances with 25 draw control wins between the two games.
USAFA, Colorado - The Marist men’s lacrosse team traveled to no. 14 Air Force and came out with a 10-4 victory Feb. 18. The Red Foxes moved to 2-0 on the young 2017 season after defeating a nationally ranked program for the second consecutive season.
DELAWARE, OHIO — The No. 3 RIT (1-0) men's lacrosse team needed three fourth-quarter goals to pull out a 12-11 win at No. 13 Ohio Wesleyan (0-1) on Saturday afternoon. Aidan Milburn (Vancouver, British Columbia/Sentinel Secondary) scored the game winner with 6:47 to play in the fourth quarter.
The Big Red men's lacrosse team hung with No. 11 Penn State for the first 20 minutes of the contest, but a 6-0 scoring run by the second-best offense in the nation blew open a 3-3 game and the Nittany Lions rolled to a 20-10 victory this afternoon in University Park, Pa.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Cole Johnson scored three goals in the fourth quarter and five on the day, but the Army West Point men's lacrosse team couldn't complete the comeback against 18th-ranked Rutgers in a 12-10 loss on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.