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Two teams that have been familiar with close games all year, gave us another thriller. Derek Maltz scored a rebound goal off a Luke Cometti shot, giving Syracuse a 9-8 lead over Denver with 19 seconds remaining and propelling the Orange into the national championship game.
Cornell's near-epic fourth quarter comeback fell just short as the Big Red's season came to an end in a 16-14 loss to No. 7 Duke on Saturday afternoon in the first NCAA semifinal at Lincoln Financial Field in front of 28,444 fans. Cornell's season ended with a 14-4 overall record.
The Duke offense was a runaway freight train in the second and third quarters. The Blue Devils went on a 12-1 run, including nine goals in a row to build a comfortable 14-6 lead. But the Big Red Express came to life, scoring the final goal of Q3 and seven of the first eight in the fourth quarter to close the gap to 15-14 with just under a minute remaining . . . Photos of the action are by Ben and James Mackey.
Five incredible years flashed before Rob Pannell’s eyes moments after the final whistle blew of his last collegiate lacrosse game Saturday. “I don’t think I have enough time to tell you what Rob Pannell has meant to our program,” Cornell head coach Ben DeLuca said.
For the first time since Hobart defeated SUNY-Cortland in Division III's first NCAA tournament in 1980, the championship final will involve a pair of participants making their first appearance in the title game when No. 4 Stevenson and No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology clash Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The SU Womens Lacrosse season may be over, but the excitement is just beginning to build for the program. You see, as Syracuse valiantly fought #1 Maryland down to the last moments of the National Semifinal at Villanova on Friday we may have been witnessing the beginning of a golden era of Syracuse Womens Lacrosse.
Becca Block and Katie Webster both had to keep their answers brief in the postgame press conference to hold back the tears. The Syracuse women's lacrosse season had just ended in the national semifinals in an 11-10 loss to Maryland. Block, a senior defender, was asked to reflect on what she and her fellow seniors had done in their four years at SU . . .
Alyssa Barrett scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period to lead No. 2 Watertown to a thrilling 14-13 victory over No. 2 East Syracuse Minoa to advance to the Class B championship on Tuesday. The Cyclones will take on top-seed Christian Brothers Academy 19-4 winners over Jamesville-DeWitt.
Nate Plocharzcyk and Tyler Mello each scored three goals to help lead Glens Falls over Schuylerville 13-10 in the Class C final of the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament at University at Albany on Saturday.
No. 5 Syracuse came back from a three-goal halftime deficit to take the lead against No. 1 Maryland, but couldn't hold on in an 11-10 loss in the NCAA Tournament semifinals at Villanova Stadium. The Orange ends the season with an 18-4 record, while the Terrapins improve to 22-0 and will play North Carolina for the national championship on Sunday.
Maryland continued their undefeated season gutting out an 11-10 win against Syracuse on Friday night in Villanova. Despite the unseasonably cold weather, both teams showed a hot hand for scoring as the squads swapped runs until Maryland got the go ahead goal in the final minutes.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team does not have much experience this year playing against an offense like Denver's. The Pioneers rank fifth in the nation in scoring, and the Orange has seen many of the country's top offenses. But it is Denver's makeup and style that makes them different.
Syracuse senior defensive midfielder Steve Ianzito practiced for the second straight day today on an injured left ankle and said he will try to play through the pain Saturday against Denver. "We're going to give it a go tomorrow," he said. "It felt good today. It's the Final Four. I'm going to be out there with my team as much as possible."
Villanova's Jack Rice netted a hat trick to earn Game MVP honors while Lehigh's David DiMaria had a game-high four points behind a goal and three assists. Marist seniors Connor Rice and Jack Doherty had a pair of goals each, scoring four of the North's 10 on the day.
The Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse program has been on a road to recovery since former freshman boys coach Lloyd Hamilton took over in 2011. Hamilton said he and assistant Jim Praino have developed the team's feeder program and expanded the girls' involvement in summer travel teams. The Northstars may have turned a corner in that road today, with a 7-6 win over perennial powerhouse West Genesee on a late goal by sophomore Hanna Haven.
Alyssa Barrett scored 15 seconds into the second overtime to lift the second-seeded Cyclones past the third-seeded Spartans in a Class B sectional semifinal in Chittenango. Watertown (16-2) advances to the title game to face top-seeded CBA (15-2) at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carrier Dome.
The Victor boys lacrosse team struggled to possess the ball in the first half and trailed Irondequoit at halftime. The No. 3 seed Blue Devils started to win face-offs in the second half and pulled off a 7-5 comeback win over No. 2 Irondequoit in the Section 5 Class B semifinals at Webster Schroeder High School on Friday.
All season long, the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team’s goal was to return to the Section 5 Class B finals. The Braves raised their level of play with only one team standing between them and St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium. Top-seeded Canandaigua overpowered No. 4 Churchville-Chili in a 15-2 win in the semifinals at Webster Schroeder High School on Friday.
When Schuylerville and Glens Falls met in boys lacrosse fewer than two weeks ago, the 9-8 victory by the Indians was about as close as the score could get. Combine that close game with these two teams being seeded Nos. 1 and 2 in the Class C bracket for the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament, and Glens Falls coach Josh Knight said he’s not surprised that these two teams are meeting in the championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the University at Albany.
Pat McMullan, a sophomore on the RIT men's lacrosse team, was the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. McMullan, a biomedical sciences major, currently carries a 3.91 grade-point average. He was presented with the award during the championship banquet on Friday, May 24, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The semi final rounds were held in each of the three classes today and there were surprises, as top seeded Fairport was defeated by Penfield (#4) and Victor beats second seeded Irondequoit. Thomas had a come from behind victory against Pittsford and Canandaigua, Geneva and Penn Yan won their games and will move on to the finals.
Syracuse simply never got its last chance at the end of the game. Maryland took a one-goal lead with 2:51 left, and after a yellow card on SU's Alyssa Murray, the Terrapins ran out the clock to secure an 11-10 win Friday at Villanova Stadium in the national semifinals. The Orange trailed most of the game but rallied to take a one-goal lead in the second half. Maryland, though, scored the final two goals to pull out the win.
"They took the faceguard off me and I was able to break in a few times in the second half which allowed us to get momentum just because my team really feeds off when I get going," Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) said. "Just because we’re so closely knit, when I get going, I think everyone feels a little momentum swing."
Less than five minutes into the second half, Bridget Marquardt believed her offense needed a shakeup. The Lakers' three-goal lead was cut to one, and the Skaneateles girls lacrosse coach wanted to regroup and remind her team what was on the line.
The Mustangs got five goals from sohomore Alex Burrows and dominated draw controls throughout the second half to defeat the Spartans, 12-8, and move on to the Class C sectional final Tuesday in the Carrier Dome.
Liverpool High School delivered a mighty and stunning reality check on Friday night. The Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team still isn’t sure what hit them. But the No. 1 seeded Hornets, woozy and shocked after an improbable collapse in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, lived to play another day.
West Genesee High school lacrosse players wanted to call timeout. Mike Messere let the good times roll. The legendary coach of the Wildcats waved off the request in favor of allowing play to unfold in the frantic finals seconds of his team’s Class A Section III semifinal contest against Baldwinsville on Friday night at Cicero-North Syracuse.
That old saying about possession and the law has a similar application in girls lacrosse. And the Baldwinsville girls used possession to its huge advantage today in a 10-7 win over Liverpool in a Class A sectional semifinal on the turf field at Christian Brothers Academy.
For the second time in his career, Cornell senior Rob Pannell has been named the USILA's Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the Outstanding Men's Lacrosse Player in Division I. He becomes the fifth two-time winner of the award and will lead the Big Red into the NCAA semifinals this weekend in Philadelphia, Pa.
Brendan Buckley (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) is one of the most decorated Army lacrosse defensemen in program history and, on Friday morning, he added one of the most prestigious awards in the nation to his sparkling resume: Buckley was named the 2013 Senior CLASS Award winner in NCAA Division I lacrosse.
Continuing to fill his trophy case in just his sophomore season, University at Albany men’s lacrosse attackman Lyle Thompson garnered the 2013 United States Inside Lacrosse Association Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award on Friday, May 24. Lyle became the first Great Dane in program history to be honored with a major USILA award. The Jack Turnbull Award is given to the top attackman in Division I Men’s Lacrosse.
Working with the NCAA, ESPN’s Emerging Technology division constructed a Stall Warning Device for the referees to wear during ESPN televised games. The referee flips the switch at the start of the Stall Warning, and the production truck produces a countdown clock graphic.
Among the 16 seniors on the Cornell men’s lacrosse roster are one of the best attackers in NCAA history, a first-team All-American on defense, three other All-Americans, a three-year starter in goal and contributors at every position. It is because of the depth, talent and leadership of its senior class that the unseeded Big Red (14-3) plays seventh-seeded Duke (14-5) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field.
Privately, a lot of fans are picking unseeded Cornell to win the NCAA Division I lacrosse championship here this weekend — but publicly, they urge caution because the 2013 regular season has been so unpredictable. But there is no need for concern.
Interview with Syracuse University lacrosse player Steve Ianzito, who was injured in last week's game with Yale, following SU lacrosse practice for tomorrow's semifinal game with Denver in the NCAA Division 1 Championships.
Dominic Lamolinara never expected to find himself starting in goal at Syracuse University, let alone at the helm of an elite defense and with a chance to lead the team into the NCAA Final Four, a chance to play in front of tens of thousands of fans in an NFL stadium.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, which takes place from July 10-19, 2014 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. Tickets can be purchased at www.worldlacrosse2014.com/tickets.
Playing on defense for the LaFayette High School girls lacrosse team, Cassandra Minerd doesn’t get a ton of recognition.
But Minerd, known as "Bean" to friends and family, will be in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night rubbing shoulders with the nation’s elite college players and other lacrosse celebrities at the 2013 Tewaaraton Award ceremony.
Once again, the Liverpool boys lacrosse teams finds itself in the Section III Class A semifinal round, facing off with Fayetteville-Manlius. Only now it's the case of a Warriors team that, despite its status as defending champions, is an underdog against the unbeaten, top-seeded, state Class A no. 3-ranked Hornets.
A one-goal halftime deficit to Canton spoke volumes to the Massena girls lacrosse team on Thursday in the Section 10 Class C title game. “Canton came out on fire. They really looked like they wanted it more,” coach Jeffrey Slack said after the Raiders reeled off nine unanswered second-half goals to claim a hard-fought 15-7 win over the Golden Bears at SUNY Canton.
Forgive Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls lacrosse head coach Jake McHerron for using the obvious cliché after the team won the Section II Class B championship on a rainy Thursday afternoon at UAlbany. “It was about whether we could weather the storm,” a smiling McHerron said.
In describing the early portions of the 2013 season for the Guilderland girls' lacrosse team, senior midfielder Ali Cardinal characterized those times as "shaky" as the Lady Dutch adjusted to having five new offensive starters. Thursday night at the University at Albany, Guiderland's offensive execution was impeccable throughout and that eventually meant the program's brief title drought would be over.
Maine-Endwell senior Alexis Garbarino looked calm as she prepared for her free-position shot with 28.3 seconds remaining in Thursday’s Section 4 Class C girls lacrosse final, her team knotted in a 12-all with Owego. Then again, looks can be deceiving.
The man Rob Pannell is chasing for the NCAA's all-time points lead will be on the sideline at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, as part of the coaching staff that has game-planned all week to beat Pannell and the Big Red.
One way or the other, Amy and Kelly Cross knew they'd be coming home this weekend. They just weren't sure if it would be as college students starting their summer break, or as athletes playing for a national championship. Vacation will have to wait.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team made its way to the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday, May 23 for the start of championship weekend. The Orange is the tournament's No. 1 seed and will face fourth-seeded Denver at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25 in the national semifinals. The other semifinal pits the No. 7 seed Duke against unseeded Cornell at 2:30 p.m.
Following a national search with the position becoming full time, Pat Ivory has been named the head coach of the Saint Michael’s College men’s lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Geri Knortz announced on Thursday. Ivory is a native of Saratoga Springs and graduated from Saratoga Springs High School.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has named this year's Division I All-Americans. Unsurprisingly , all five Tewaaraton Award finalists — Rob Pannell, Marcus Holman, Lyle Thompson, JoJo Marasco and Tom Schreiber — were named first-team All-Americans. In fact, Pannell, Holman and Thompson make up the first-team attack unit. Duke, Loyola and Maryland lead the lists with seven players each.
When Alyssa Murray was growing up in the lacrosse hotbed of Long Island, she would go and watch programs like Syracuse whenever they visited Hofstra or Stony Brook. She said, for her, lacrosse invoked the imagery of orange and blue on the field. In 2007, Syracuse hired Gary Gait to become its coach. He was a player on three Orange championship teams in the late 1980s and early '90s. "It really sparked my interest when Gary became head coach because of his ability," said Murray, now a junior. "Then, he wound up recruiting me."
Syracuse's pursuit of its first national championship continues Friday, May 24 when it takes on No. 1 Maryland in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals. Opening draw is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa. The first semifinal features Northwestern and North Carolina at 5 p.m.
The women's NCAA semifinals take place on Friday at Villanova University, while the men's semifinals are on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Below is a comparison of the teams using LaxPower data and NCAA team statistics (with rank in parenthesis); see the key at the bottom. Also shown are the results over the last 10 years of the match-ups involving the teams in the semifinal pairings.
Rob Pannell is smart enough – getting accepted to Cornell would seem to be plenty of proof of that – to realize that he is not invincible. Even as he has registered six goals and nine assists in two NCAA tournament games and is preparing the Big Red (14-3) for Saturday’s Final Four clash with seventh-seeded Duke (14-5), the fifth-year senior attackman knows that there is a defenseman, a coach, perhaps even a scheme that can slow him as he continues his assault on a couple Division I records.
“He’s really accepted his role,” said senior midfielder Max Van Bourgondien. “When he made the switch to midfield, he was excited, he came in, tried his hardest, and really committed to the position right away. That was awesome for everybody on the team and for himself, actually. He’s been a great, great role model on this team for the younger kids.”
There's exactly one week left until the men's and women's Tewaaraton Awards are handed out at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. The races are on the minds of Lacrosse Magazine staff. Here's how the men's finalists rank in our poll ahead of championship weekend.
There's exactly one week left until the women's and men's Tewaaraton Awards are handed out at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) of The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team has been selected to play in the 2013 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) North-South Senior game. Brown will represent the Golden Eagles for the second consecutive year after Dayna Piraino was selected to participate last year.
Every elite athlete dreams of playing on the sport’s biggest stage. For 27 former Brine National Lacrosse Classic players, their dream is a reality this weekend as their colleges will be playing in the Men’s NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 25-27. The 27 players representing Syracuse, Denver, Cornell, and Duke all played in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, which showcases elite high school lacrosse players from across the country. The 2013 Brine high school tournament will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex on June 30- July 3.
Consistent with the University's upward trajectory, all athletic programs have been elevated to Division I as a member of the America East Conference, effective July 1, 2013. As part of the transition to Division I, the University is starting men's and women's lacrosse and will begin competition effective the academic year 2014-15. New coaches are being sought immediately for both programs.
SUNY Cortland senior midfielder Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) has been chosen as the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III Mid-Atlantic Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year, while freshman attacker Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) has been named the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Rookie of the Year.
Guilderland Youth Lacrosse hosted its fifth annual Armed Forces Day Jamboree Saturday at DiCaprio Park, Schenectady. The event brought together 31 teams representing 18 lacrosse organizations for boys grades 3 to 8.
On May 10, the Federation of International Lacrosse solicited votes from 27 full-member nations on a simple “postal ballot” that will determine the the future of the Iroquois Nationals' appeal that they hope will grant them entry into the elite Blue Division in the FIL 2014 World Championships in Denver.
The 20th anniversary of the 1993 Hobart College lacrosse team's national championship will be celebrated by the NCAA this weekend. The Statesmen will be recognized at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during halftime of the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship game on Sunday, May 26.
“It’s huge for us. We came into this game really fired up, everybody knew what to do,” said Corning senior Jon-Michael Tokar, who scored a crucial goal in the fourth quarter. “We came out kind of sluggish, but we ended up pulling out the win. I mean karma, we ended up winning by the same score they beat us by here last year.”
Nate Korutz recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Division II program Mercy, and this season he has been a key contributor for an unbeaten Johnson City squad that Thursday begins its quest for a second consecutive Section 4 Class C title.
Seth Leonard and Josh Yelvington each scored three goals and goalie Trevor Gibbons made 15 saves as the second-seeded Comets downed third-seeded Auburn, 11-5 in a Section 3 Class B quarterfinal at Central Square.
In the first half, Auburn boys lacrosse went down by six and looked outmatched by Carthage. After a rain delay of nearly 90 minutes in the third quarter, the No. 3 Maroons proved they could go toe-to-toe with the No. 2 Comets.
Connor Cannizzaro, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse All-American, matched Westhill goal for goal all by himself as the Lakers fought from behind to earn a tough 10-6 win in a Section III Class C semifinal matchup of two state top 10-ranked teams Wednesday night at Chittenango High School.
After routing Cambridge twice during the regular season, the Schuylerville boys lacrosse team figured to have a tougher time with the Indians when the two teams met Wednesday in the Class C semifinals.
Ten different Liverpool High School players scored goals as the Warriors defeated the Syracuse city school combined team 16-6 in a Class A Section III girls lacrosse playoff game that was completed on Wednesday.
Tom Keneally had four goals and two assists, while Will Clark contributed a hat trick to lift the Burnt Hills boys lacrosse team past Queensbury 11-4 Wednesday. The Spartans advanced to the Class B semifinals with the win.
Grace Nolan scored four goals and had two assists and teammate Grace Hunt scored a goal and assisted on seven goals as the Mustangs defeated Onondaga Central 15-5 in a quarterfinal game at steamy Mustang Stadium on Wednesday.
When Bill Tierney helmed Princeton to all six of its national championships during his tenure there, the Tigers were renowned for a suffocating defensive scheme that at times strangled opponents into offensive futility. When John Desko replaced Syracuse Hall of Famer Roy Simmons Jr. prior to the 1999 season, the Orange maintained their run-and-gun roots and outsprinted opposing teams en route to five NCAA titles.
2012 Tewaaraton winner, and two-time All-American, Peter Baum, has elected to be an Adrenaline Professional Athlete and compete on the LXM PRO Tour. Baum, a native of Portland, Oregon, is the latest of a group of top young players who have chosen to showcase their talents on the LXM PRO tour.
The six Section III girls lacrosse semifinals, originally set for Thursday night at various sites, have been pushed back to Friday night due to the number of games postponed or suspended by Tuesday's storms.
So many options. Take the finance job in New York City. Star for the hometown team in Major League Lacrosse. Transfer to another university, one outside the Ivy League, to circumvent all its rules and regulations and red tape. After breaking a bone in his foot last year, Rob Pannell returned this season as dominant or more so than before. Rob Pannell considered all of that for about two seconds last spring and narrowed his list of choices back to one.
With sixth period finished, AJ Fiore and some of his friends had food on their minds. Since upperclassmen were allowed to leave Ithaca High School's campus during seventh and eighth periods if they didn't have class, the group hopped into a car and made their way to the nearby Wegmans grocery store for a pre-lacrosse practice snack. As they were getting ready to sit down at the store to dive into their food, Fiore's cell phone went off. On the other end was a representative from Under Armour. Fiore, a senior, had been selected to compete in the 2009 Under Armour All-American game. "My jaw dropped," remembers Fiore.
Ask Matt Kerwick to talk about his 21-year coaching career and he will mention how fortunate he is to be involved with the game he loves. Ask Cornell’s players about Kerwick’s contributions in his first year as an assistant and they will mention how fortunate they are to have him.
For the first time in the 46-year history of RIT men’s lacrosse, the Tigers will play for a NCAA Division III National Championship. The Tigers will face Stevenson University on Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. in the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
When the game finally ended against Tufts in the 2011 NCAA Division III semifinals, the RIT players somberly headed toward their locker room after the customary handshakes. Despite being tied heading into the fourth quarter, the Tigers couldn't keep up with the defending champions, bowing 16-12 in their only loss of the year. Hobbling behind the rest of the team, dressed in street clothes and sporting protective leg apparatus, was a pair of players who were just as devastated as the rest of the team, even though they had both essentially missed the entire season due to injury.
Ken Stockmann has been breaking down Division III lacrosse all season. Here, he gives the Tale of the Tape for this weekend's DIII championship game of RIT vs. Stevenson, breaking it down unit-by-unit.
Becca Block much prefers where the Syracuse women's lacrosse team is now compared to where it was at the start of the year. Coming off a national championship appearance, the Orange started the year as the nation's No. 1 team. It lost three of its first eight games, though, albeit against top competition, to stumble out of the gates.
Entering this year, the Le Moyne men's lacrosse seniors had experienced one regular-season loss throughout their careers. They had also never lost to a Northeast-10 opponent before the postseason. After climbing to the top of the polls, though, the Dolphins lost two of three games, both to conference foes Merrimack and Adelphi.
The top-seeded Orange continues its quest for its 12th NCAA championship on Saturday, May 25 when it meets No. 4 seed Denver at Lincoln Financial Field in the national semifinals. The game marks the first NCAA postseason meeting between the two schools.
Dominic Lamolinara’s journey from Arnold to Philadelphia – the site of this weekend’s Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field – has gone a circuitous route, graduating from St. Mary’s to spending one year at Maryland to transferring to Syracuse to emerging as the Orange’s starting goalkeeper.
The redshirt freshman netted the game-winner in a 7-6 comeback win against Yale in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday. Donahue buried a feed from JoJo Marasco with 13 seconds left on the clock to send the Orange to the Final Four. The Orange take on Denver on Saturday.
The Orange are averaging 11.7 goals this season, which ranks 13th in the country – a still healthy number that many other programs would love to boast. But unlike previous Syracuse incarnations that dared opponents to keep up with them as they galloped up and down the field like a pack of unbridled thoroughbreds, this year’s current squad is viewed as a more patient outfit, a group that prides itself on locking down opponents on defense and exhibiting patience on offense.
Andrew Wagner (Iroquois)of the #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team has been named 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Outstanding Defensive Player. This is Wagner's second straight year winning the William C. Schmeisser Award.
The rosters have been announced for the Division I/II USILA/LaxWorld North-South Game. The event is being played at Edith Robb Dixon Field on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations of twenty-three players who had been nominated for All-America team honors. The awards, sponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area of the country. In previous years, the national awards were selected by various leagues. This year, for the third year, the Head Coaches of thirty-seven teams came together to pick the players to receive the various awards.
“We really changed our offense after the 14-4 loss at their place,” said Holden, who is in his first season as Corning’s head coach. “We haven’t lost since and if you look at our offense since then, we’ve (increased) our goals per game and we’ve made other people dangerous.”
Brock Post scored eight goals and two assists as host Maine-Endwell cruised past Dryden, 15-8, in a Section 4 Class C first round boys lacrosse game on Tuesday. The Spartans jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead.
In a year of some big numbers put up in Western New York high school lacrosse, here is another one: 112 (and counting). Bishop Timon-St. Jude junior Connor Fields broke the state record for goals in a season today with his six-goal effort in the Tigers' 20-1 home victory over Nichols in the Monsignor Martin Association semifinals.
No. 5-seeded Saratoga was strong defensively for stretches of the game, and goalie Austin Degener stopped 14 shots. However, the Blue Streaks could not overcome prolonged offensive droughts, and No. 4 Guilderland emerged with a 9-6 victory on their home field.
For the third consecutive year, the Section II girls lacrosse championship for Class B has come down to Queensbury versus Burnt Hills. Two years ago, Burnt Hills took the sectional crown, and last year, it belonged to Queensbury.
Before they head out for Philadelphia for a national semifinal date with Maryland, team members Michelle Tumolo, Becca and Linley Block and Alyssa Constantino stopped by our studio for a live interview.
Traffic - Probably will be worst on Friday afternoon. Philly folks leave the city and suburbs and head to the Jersey Shore for Memorial Day weekend. The good news is the Phillies are on the road and there are no events scheduled at the Wells Fargo Center (home of the Flyers and Sixers). Still, you'll always encounter congestion on the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), Blue Route (I-476) and I-95.
Hardly anyone would second-guess Denver coach Bill Tierney if he elected to start Saturday’s NCAA tournament semifinal against top-seeded Syracuse with junior goalkeeper Jamie Faus in the cage rather than opening with sophomore Ryan LaPlante as he has done in 17 of the team’s 18 contests this season . . .
But Tierney will not second-guess himself and announced during a conference call Tuesday morning that LaPlante will start against the Orange (15-3) with Faus spelling him for the second half.
Cornell junior face-off specialist Doug Tesoriero has the special mindset to excel at it. His teammates and coaches say Tesoriero’s excellence on draws has propelled Cornell to two victories against seeded teams and advancement to the Final Four this weekend at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
Sean and Kara Cannizzaro used to go to the Final Four with their family regularly growing up in Cazenovia. This year, their family will head to championship weekend to watch Sean and Kara take the field.
Level 2 Sports and Brine announce the introduction of the inaugural Pride Games, regional high school showcase tournaments, featuring players of advanced skill level to compete against players with similar skill level. Players in the Pride Games compete for spots to represent their hometown, state, region and school at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic, June 30 - July 3 in Germantown, Maryland, where they will play with and against the top players in the nation.
Jim Berkman (Watertown) will be inducted as a truly great coach. He completed his 25th season as the head coach at Salisbury (Md.) University in 2013 and his year 26th overall as a head coach. Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s lacrosse history, with a 428-48 career record through the 2013 season.
Bill Miller (Hobart) will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a four-time All-American at Hobart (N.Y.) College, earning first team honors in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and honorable mention status in 1988. Additionally, Miller was a two-time winner of both the USILA’s national Division III player of the year award and national attackman of the year award (1990, 1991).
Onondaga Community College's men's lacrosse program is on a historic run. The school recently wrapped up its fifth straight National Junior College Athletic Association championship last week, winning a college lacrosse-record 70th straight game. Lazers coach Chuck Wilbur, with the program since it launched in 2002, has amassed a record of 205-17 during that span. Central New York is a hotbed for lacrosse, and Wilbur is on a run that's never been seen before. What's his secret?
The IWLCA has honored senior student-athletes with selection to one of the 2013 North-South rosters. The 2013 event will take place at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. on Sunday, May 26. Game times are Division I - 11:30 am, Divsion II - 12:45 pm, and Division III - 2:00 pm.
The leading scorer for the Lakers every season since he arrived, [Brian] Scheetz (Canandaigua) broke the school record for points as a junior, and currently has 232 heading into Sunday's national championship game against Le Moyne. Still, he has only been a first-team All-American once, and it was last year when he had the lowest output (13 goals, 33 assists) of his college career.
The eighth-ranked Cornell men's lacrosse team's season continues this weekend when it takes on seventh-seeded Duke at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. The game will be the Big Red's fourth trip to championship weekend over the past seven seasons. In addition to being the seventh-seed, the Blue Devils are ranked fourth in the current USILA Coaches' Poll and upset second-seeded Notre Dame last weekend, 12-11.
When you play on Cornell but are not part of an offense headlined by two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist Rob Pannell and fellow senior attackman Steve Mock, it is easy to be overlooked. And that is just fine, according to senior defenseman Jason Noble.
After turning Princeton into an iconic men's lacrosse program, Bill Tierney left the team he had coached for 22 years to take on a new challenge at Denver. The Cortland graduate has already molded the Pioneers into a consistent power in the college lacrosse landscape. He has led Denver to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four years at the helm and has brought the school its first tournament victory and first two appearances in the Final Four.
John Desko said it was going to be close whether or not senior defensive midfielder Steve Ianzito can play Saturday in the Final Four. Ianzito's teammates, however, do not think there is any question. "I think you'd have to cut Steve's leg off for him not to play," junior Matt Pratt said. "I think he's going to be in there and he's going to be fine."
I’ve been covering lacrosse a while — Saturday will mark my 24th Final Four either as a journalist or fan. And I saw something after Syracuse’s 7-6 victory over Yale in an NCAA Quarterfinal on Saturday at Byrd Stadium that I don’t think I had seen before. Early in the second quarter, Syracuse senior Steve Ianzito sustained a severe injury to his left ankle. He emerged for the second half on crutches. When the game ended . . .
Below, read some quotes and excerpts from the four Division I coaches still leading teams in the postseason: Cornell's Ben DeLuca, Denver's Bill Tierney, Duke's John Danowski, and Syracuse's John Desko.
Kevin Kelley (Buffalo) graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in marketing management. He played on Syracuse's NCAA Division I national championship team in 2000 and national runner-up squad in 1999. He played professionally for the Boston Cannons in 2003 and the Chicago Machine in 2006 in Major League Lacrosse.
Brett Queener has had a busy spring, entering his fifth season with the Hamilton Nationals and serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the Syracuse women's lacrosse team where he works with the goalies.
From Section 3, Connor Cannizzaro - Cazenovia, Jordan Evans - Jamesville-DeWitt, Parker Ferrigan - Baldwinsviile, Scott Firman - Jamesville-DeWitt, plus Section 5's Nick Weston - Honeoye Falls and Section 6's Zed Williams - Silver Creek representing Upstate.
The 2013 Section Five Tournaments began today with Claus C out-bracket games for eight teams. While the top four seeds received a bye in the first round, teams seeded seven through twelve played today and all four of the top seeded teams won their games.
There are a number of hot teams in the boys lacrosse sectionals, but nobody is any hotter right now than Schuylerville. The Black Horses have not only been winning — 11 of their last 12 games — but they’ve been winning big, by a margin of 15-4 over their last nine games.
Here are some boys’ lacrosse highlights from the final week of the regular season (May 13-18). The Section II Tournament began this past Saturday with a few first round games. You can find updates to the brackets throughout the tournament on Sidelines.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold a 2013 NLL Championship Parade on Monday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. The procession will start at The Blue Cross Arena and end at City Hall on Church Street. Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards will then hand Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres the Key to the City.
All season long, the Lancaster High School girls lacrosse team has its sights going where few Section VI teams have gone before. In order to get there, though, the Redskins will first have to pass some tests among Class A opponents.
It was a tough couple of weeks for Clarence High School lacrosse standout Alec Dietsch, missing three weeks of his senior season with mono. But the silver lining was that the Red Devils played well without him.
After St. Joe’s had stunned Timon in a controversial overtime victory which ended Timon’s 49-game win streak against fellow Monsignor Martin teams, the Tigers were determined to get their revenge, and they did just that with a 15-2 victory over the Marauders on Wednesday at Tift Field.
Level 2 Sports and Brine announce that the Maryland SoccerPlex will host the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, July 1 - July 3. Entering its sixth year, the tournament features more than 700 elite high school boys and girls from throughout the country representing their respective regions competing for a national championship.
Tickets for the men's and women's 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships are on sale now at the Carrier Dome Box Office and online at SUAthletics.com. The Syracuse men will face Denver in the national semifinals on Saturday, May 25 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Orange women are also in Philadelphia this weekend. They play Maryland in the NCAA semifinals Friday, May 24 at Villanova Stadium.
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse starting attack trio of Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson were featured on NCAA On Campus, which was shot by Lee Nassau. NCAA On Campus is a video feature that captures special student-athletes during a team or player’s remarkable run in season.
Syracuse is back in the NCAA lacrosse semifinals. The Orange will play Denver at 5 p.m. Saturday in Philadelphia, and the winner will play for the national title on Monday. The game is on ESPN2. Here are six things you should know about Denver:
The 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans for Division II have been announced. The USILA is an association of institutions with varsity lacrosse programs in all three NCAA divisions and was founded in 1885.
Have I mentioned that my older son Brian was the Brockport Student Government vice president this past year? Or that he was graduating this past weekend? Or that he played four years of lacrosse for the Golden Eagles? Or that he became a certified lacrosse official during that time? . . . Yeah, well it’s all true. And I couldn’t be more proud…
While both Division I and Division II boast five of six teams that have a national title to their credit, the NCAA's last child will be sending a pair of teams to Philly searching for their first crown. While the other two subsets will undoubtedly provide us the drama and competitiveness that we've come to expect on Memorial Day weekend, none will match the freshness of D-III.
Syracuse's men's lacrosse team will face Denver in the NCAA semifinals on Saturday. Eric Law scored with 13 seconds left to cap Denver's big comeback in a 12-11 win over North Carolina in an NCAA lacrosse quarterfinal Sunday. Syracuse also scored its winning goal on Saturday against Yale with 13 seconds left.
Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. So what is an authentic cheesesteak and where did it come from? Here’s the lowdown on this region’s favorite sandwich.
For the first time in the program's illustrious history, the RIT (19-2) men's lacrosse team will play for the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse national title thanks to Allister Warren's overtime goal with 1:55 left, giving the Tigers a 10-9 win over top seeded and previously undefeated SUNY Cortland (19-1) in the semifinals on Sunday. RIT will face the winner between Salisbury and Stevenson in the championship game on Sunday, May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Tigers, who dropped a 12-11 double-overtime game at Cortland earlier in the season, improved to 19-2 on the season and will play the winner of Salisbury at Stevenson in the national championship game next Sunday. The Red Dragons finished their season 19-1 after completing their second consecutive unbeaten regular season.
Senior captain David Lawson tallied a career-high five goals to lead Duke to a thrilling 12-11 comeback victory over No. 2 seed Notre Dame in front of 7,749 fans at the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinal. The win launches Duke to its seventh straight championship weekend appearance and ninth overall in program history.
In the NCAA's first quarterfinal doubleheader foray away from the East Coast, college lacrosse's flag-bearer for the West created a lasting memory. Denver's Eric Law stuck a rebound off a Kieran Burke deflection of an Eric Adamson shot with 13 seconds left to lift the fourth-seeded Pioneers to an improbable 12-11 win over fifth-seeded North Carolina in a quarterfinal at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday.