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from TopLaxRecruits.com
Pittsford Mendon High School (NY) 2016 defenseman Will Pieterse has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Le Moyne College.

from SportsFive.net
Wayne Central Senior Midfielder, Jake Moss has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse for the SUNY Morrisville State Mustangs. Jake has been a Varsity player for the Eagles since his Sophomore year. Last year he recorded 20g-13a and will start this season with a career record of 30g-18a.

from the Watertown Daily Times
“By 16, I was already being recruited by a bunch of Division I lacrosse schools and a bunch of Division I football schools. As soon as I got (my first) drug charge, I never heard from another Division I football coach again, never again,” he said. Following an injury during the spring lacrosse season, doctors prescribed Percocet, which led to years of addiction to painkillers.

After a transfer to Jamesville-DeWitt High School, he said, he wanted a fresh start.

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from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team will face eight teams ranked in this year's Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20 poll, including six of the top 10, as part of its 2015 schedule, released today by head coach John Desko. This year's slate features dates with seven NCAA Tournament teams from last season, including both national championship game participants.

from Inside Lacrosse
Even though Albany graduated a lot of talent, they return not just the best player in the conference, but the best player nationally in senior attackman Lyle Thompson, and he looks to have a superior scoring partner in freshman Connor Fields.

from @NLLBandits
Here's our 2015 helmet decal! Our home opener: Sat., Jan. 3. Be there. #CountdownToBandits

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Celebration High School (FL) 2017 defender Charlotte Spencer has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point and begin the admissions process.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bethpage (N.Y.) 2017 defenseman/LSM Thomas Galgano has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Farmingdale High School (NY) 2016 defenseman Steven Kunz has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Albany.
Friday December 19, 2014 9:05AM
from The Gulf Times
. . . 31-year-old Jason Lappies (South Jefferson/SUNY Plattsburgh/Mercyhurst), who died suddenly in the summer of 2014. San Diego County medical examiners could not determine why Jason died, but are now sequencing his genome.

from Lacrosse Magazine
That bull's-eye on the Rochester Knighthawks keeps getting bigger.

Calgary grazed it last spring, but could not stop Cody Jamieson and company from winning their third straight National Lacrosse League championship. The Roughnecks and the record-setting Edmonton Rush have the makeup — on paper, at least — to mount the most serious challenges to the dynasty in 2015.

from Indian Country Today
If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift to give to a lacrosse fan, better yet, a Thompson brother’s lacrosse fan, then look no further.

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from BJ O'Hara and Pine Grove CC
Featuring Danielle Spencer, HS All-American and NYS Championship at Brighton, 2-time NCAA All-America, 2-time Tewaaraton Award nominee, 3-time National Champion at Northwestern.
Featuring BJ O'Hara, current Denver Outlaw head coach, member of 9 NCAA Championship coaching staffs, coach of over 150 All-Americans and All-Pro players.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Former Woodlawn (Md.) High standout's 1999 murder revisited in 'Serial,' the NPR podcast drawing millions of downloads.

from Major League Lacrosse
The 2015 MLL season will begin on Sunday, April 12 with the 2014 Champions Denver Outlaws visiting the Boston Cannons, The Rochester Rattlers traveling to Charlotte and the Ohio Machine visiting New York. The Florida Launch and Chesapeake Bayhawks will have a bye on opening weekend and will face each other in Week 2 on Sunday, April 19.

from Siena Athletics
New Siena Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Bryana Borrelli has revealed her program's 2015 schedule. The Saints will play in a program record-tying 17 regular season contests this spring, including seven dates at Siena Turf Field.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The active roster includes 16 players from the 2014 NLL Championship team, including Team Captain Sid Smith, 2014 NLL MVP Cody Jamieson and fellow assistant captain Mike Kirk, 2014 Championship Game MVP Dan Dawson and four-time NLL Goaltender of the Year Matt Vinc. The defensive unit features the most returning players with nine. Besides Smith and Kirk, the back-end includes Jamie Batson, Scott Campbell, Paul Dawson, Dylan Evans, Ian Llord, Scott Self and Jon Sullivan.

from Syracuse Athletics
For the third consecutive year, the Syracuse women's lacrosse team will face three Final Four teams in 2015. Eight of the preseason top 10 teams are on the slate for the upcoming season, including defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Maryland.

from the Buffalo Bandits
With just over two weeks to go before the 2015 NLL season kicks off, the Buffalo Bandits have put together a final roster that should improve upon a couple of deficiencies from last year.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The McDonald’s Family 4-Pack includes four 300-Level tickets, 40 Chicken McNuggets, four medium fries and four medium soft drinks. The package costs $69 and is available for all Bandits 2015 regular season home games.

from 3dLacrosse
Additionally, 3d Rising will be working with USA Today High School Sports to produce weekly state rankings, preseason and postseason All-USA boys and girls teams, post-season All-State boys and girls teams and more.

from LaxAllStars.com
The year was 1977. The event was the NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse National Championship. The teams were Cornell and Johns Hopkins. The game was played at UVA and over 10,000 fans came out to see this contest. Frank Gifford was one of the announcers. To make this memory even sweeter, we have the video!
Thursday December 18, 2014 11:15AM
from the Buffalo Bandits
The side is highlighted by the return of the team’s four leading scorers from last season, including NLL career points leader John Tavares, who returns for his 24th season. In all, 16 players from last year’s team made the Bandits’ initial roster.

from Cardiac Science
Also, no shiiping/handling charges this month.

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from NorthUmberlandNews.com
The lacrosse world lost a warrior on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Tucker Williams, the eight-year-old son of Oshawa’s Shawn and Tamara Williams, died following a lengthy battle with cancer, one that inspired a Braver than Brave campaign that captured the attention of the world.

from SportsFive.net
Fairport sophomore defenseman, Michael Kozar, announced this week that he has made a verbal commitment to attend and play lacrosse at SUNY Albany after his graduation in 2017.

from NewsTimes.com
Danika Wagener became the third senior player on the Bethel High School girls lacrosse team to sign on to play big-time college lacrosse on Wednesday when she made official her commitment to play at Ithaca College.

from PostStar.com
The Queensbury juniors both made their verbal commitments this fall to play women’s lacrosse in college — White in September and Bureau two weeks ago — with White going to the University of Oregon and Bureau going to the University at Albany. Both girls, who also play for ADK Lacrosse Club, have partial athletic scholarship offers.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Rochester is virtually unbeatable at home (8-1) and was only team in the East with a winning road record (6-3). ...Second in league in goals against, with Matt Vinc named NLL Goalie of the Year a record fourth time. ... Fourth in goals scored, with Cody Jamieson named NLL MVP after winning the scoring title.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rattlers made 12 selections Wednesday afternoon during the 2015 MLL Supplemental Draft. Along with the rest of the league, Rochester had previously designated a 23-man protected roster at the end of the 2014 season. All players not on a protected roster were entered into a player pool available to be selected in today's draft.

from LaxAllStars.com
On Friday, I had the opportunity interview Mike Oliver, the executive director of NOCSAE, and get a first-hand account of the situation. I was able to pose many of the questions that had been on my mind about the situation, and I left the conversation feeling much more informed.

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from US Lacrosse
Using input from national experts on concussion and head injury, US Lacrosse has created and published guidelines to assist lacrosse organizations in the development of a concussion management plan. The guidelines are based on national and international concussion research and consensus statements, and endorsed by US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Committee.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany men’s lacrosse coach Scott Marr has announced the 2015 schedule as the Great Danes go after a third-consecutive America East title.

“We have assembled another challenging schedule this spring that includes six teams who competed in last year’s NCAAs,” said Marr. “We are looking forward to the challenges of our non-conference opponents as we prepare for America East competition.”

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College will host a Lacrosse Winter Prospect Day on Sunday, Jan. 18 indoors in the Robert A. Bristol Field House. The camp is only open to high school student-athletes graduating in 2016, 2017 or 2018. The cost is $125.00 per player.

from Major League Lacrosse
Attackman Garrett Thul (Army) was selected No.1 overall by the Charlotte Hounds in the 2015 MLL Supplemental Draft on Wednesday, making this the third team in Thul's young professional career.

from NCAA Resources
The 2015 NCAA lacrosse rules and officiating video details the rule changes and points of emphasis for the season.

from Inside Lacrosse
Using our experience at the Division I and professional level, we have created a curriculum that will serve to elevate the play of EVERY student-athlete in attendance, both male and female! Directors on the men's side includes Kip Turner (Virginia, Chesapeake Bayhawks), Adam Ghitelman (Virginia, Charlotte Hounds), John Galloway (Syracuse, Rochester Rattlers). On the Women's side we have Amanda Barnes (UNC Goalie and current Duke women's goalie coach) and Andrew Szurley (Brown University women's goalie coach)

from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of 12-year National Lacrosse League veteran forward Aaron Wilson to a one-year deal. Wilson returns to the Knighthawks for the first time since the 2009 NLL season after being recently released by the Buffalo Bandits.
Wednesday December 17, 2014 1:45PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
More talent is on the way to Albany to help the Great Danes replace Miles and Ty Thompson. Onondaga Community College attackmen Seth Oakes, who was a member of the Iroquois Nationals training team for the world championships this summer, and Ky Tarbell plan to enroll at Albany in the spring, Onondaga CC coach Chuck Wilbur said Wednesday.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Honeoye Falls High School (NY) 2017 midfielder Alex Mapstone has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from Major League Lacrosse
Results from 12 rounds of the draft.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
There are 855 players available to be selected in Wednesday's annual Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft, which will last 12 rounds and give the eight MLL teams a chance to add depth to their current 23-man protected rosters. The draft starts at noon, and each team will end the day with 35 players.

from Lacrosse Magazine
This past season, the top echelon of the Ivy League included Princeton and Penn, who shared the regular season title, while the Quakers gave themselves the edge by winning their second straight conference tournament. The regular season title for Penn, however, was the eighth consecutive for the program, a first for any team in the league.

from The Albany Times Union
Justin Berger has more in life than New York Giants football. He even passed up an opportunity in 2008 to be part of the team's Super Bowl parade, because he had an important high school science class that day. Still, the University at Albany redshirt junior lacrosse player's connections to the team have taken him to two title games — and now given him a unique game-day job.

from Syracuse.com
In the 10 years since Daryl Gross became Syracuse's athletic director, only one program has more national titles than the Orange's two (Duke, with three).

from Major League Lacrosse
Boston’s Chris Eck is known for being one of the best face-off men the league has ever seen. Now, he shares some less well-known facts about his pre-game rituals and life outside lacrosse . . .

from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse
This week we will be talking about the position of attack and some of the nuances to improve as an attack-man. As a former college attack-man, I have my views on how the position should be played. As with any sport, take in as much as you can by listening to your coaches and watching as many lacrosse games as possible. Look at players that you admire and try and emulate what they do. It could be an inside roll, a push-off pass to get your hands free, question mark dodge or a toe drag.

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from Gaffer Lacrosse
Defenseman Jordan Goldbourn made a verbal commitment to a lacrosse scholarship at Division Two St. Leo University in Dade City, Florida. Over the last two fall seasons with the Gaffer lacrosse program; his defensive abilities have made him the shutdown pole all squads need.

from The Globe and Mail
Some training methods are better than others at preventing knee ligament injuries in young women, researchers advise.

from Syracuse.com
It's been a huge year for local girls high school lacrosse. Section III produced two state champions in West Genesee and Skaneateles. And a team of Section III all-stars wowed at the U.S. Lacrosse national tournament this past spring in Maryland.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Buffalo was seventh in goals for and third in goals against, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Bandits need more goals. ... None of those will come from veteran lefty Shawn Williams, who skipped to Toronto as a free agent. ... First dibs on a spot go to Brandon Goodwin, the Bandits' first-round draft pick, ninth overall out of Adelphi

from Lacrosse Magazine
After the ACC, the Ivy League was the second-strongest men's conference in the nation in 2014. And although the Big Ten members could throw their league into that conversation this year with Maryland and Johns Hopkins headlining, the Ivy Leaguers could swing the argument right back with their depth.

from Inside Lacrosse
Now that it's all said and done, Cody Jamieson is No. 1. As our Top 50 list for 2014 made its course to the top, there's been some discussion on social media and the sort and we're well aware that lists such as these are subjective. It's the nature of the beast and while we may not all agree with the path we took to get to where we are today, is there really any debate about the top spot? Jammer's not No. 1 only because he's been a winner, but because he's been a leader of winners with 3 NLL titles and 2 Mann Cups in the last 3 years alone.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Kings Park High School (NY) 2017 midfielder Jac Cutillo has made verbal commitment to the admissions process of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Tuesday December 16, 2014 9:30AM
from SweetLax Lacrosse
He is our 14th D1 commit in the 2017 class. Congrats to Gavin and his family!

from SportsFive.net
Fairport senior offensive player, Connor Riorden, announced today that he will be attending and playing lacrosse at Lycoming College after his graduation next spring. A two year Varsity player for the Red Raiders, Connor also has played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club since 2011.

from HeadsUpParents.org
Learn how to recognize and respond to a concussion and be alert for other serious brain injuries. Get pointers from professional athletes, tips from concussion experts, and stories from real-life teens and their parents.

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from The Salem News
Caley, who is in his senior year at Governor's Academy in Byfield, signed his National Letter of Intent a month ago and received his acceptance letter to the school yesterday.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
After earning a piece of the America East regular season title one season ago, University at Albany women’s lacrosse head coach John Battaglino announced the team’s 2015 slate on Monday.

from Hobart / William Smith Athletics
The Statesmen on the lacrosse team have also been writing to pen pals in a second grade class at West Street Elementary School. They'll finish the year with a visit to the classroom and spending the day with the students. The William Smith athletic department as well as members of the Hobart lacrosse, soccer and football teams have all been taking part in the Community Lunch Program at the First United Methodist Church in Geneva.

from Burnt Hills Lacrosse
Canandaigua native and Team USA player Taylor D'Amore presents two clinics December 20th in Burnt Hills. Click the link for information on both the Stickwork Clinic and Draw Clinic. Limited to the first 40.

from CNN Money
USA TODAY Sports Media Group President Dave Morgan announced today that USA TODAY Sports has entered into a partnership agreement with 3d Lacrosse, one of the leading training and event-staging organizations in the sport, to launch an annual championship showcase. For the first time ever, this annual event will pit the best boys and girls youth and high school lacrosse players from 16 states against each other to determine a national champion in each of four age groups.

from Syracuse.com
Corcoran High School senior John DeMott has signed a national letter of intent to play lacrosse at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.

from USA Today
Sam Crusha, who helped Corning win Section 4 championships in boys lacrosse and football this year, will play college lacrosse at Division II Mercyhurst University. Crusha was set to sign a National Letter of Intent to play for the Lakers during a ceremony Monday afternoon at the Corning-Painted Post High School cafeteria. Mercyhurst is in Erie, Pa.

from The Patriot League
CBS Sports Network will televise a total of 11 Patriot League lacrosse contests in the 2015 season, the Patriot League announced today. Nine men's lacrosse matches, including the Patriot League semifinals and championship, and a pair of women's lacrosse events are scheduled to be telecast in the coming season.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, will be holding the 2015 Supplemental Draft on Wednesday, December 17th at 12 noon. The draft will be 12 rounds, allowing each team one selection per round, and will be conducted via teleconference.

from The ACC
Head coach Kevin Corrigan’s Fighting Irish received 23 points in balloting among the ACC’s five head coaches. Syracuse followed with 22 points and was selected second. North Carolina (13), back-to-back NCAA Champion Duke (10) and Virginia (7) were selected fourth and fifth, respectively.

from Inside Lacrosse
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced Friday the appointment of Chuck Mitrano as its new president. Mitrano, the Commissioner of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, has served on the board for the previous two years. He replaces Tom Calder, the Director of Athletics at Johns Hopkins University, who completed a three-year term as the organization's president.
Monday December 15, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In the good ol’ days, high school and college coaches used to spend a lot of their winter break not watching film, not hosting “prospect days,” and not coaching or recruiting at off-season showcases – instead, they used to talk to one another. In fact, they would go so far as to show one another the best ways to clear, or ride, or score a quick man-up goal, or how to train a young goalie.

from NLL.com
After two preseason wins over the New England Black Wolves, the Buffalo Bandits finished their slate of scrimmages Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Mammoth. The Bandits held off a late rally to conclude the preseason with a 9-8 win, giving them a perfect 3-0 record throughout preseason play.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League returned to Quebec as the Toronto Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 15-7 in a Sunday afternoon exhibition at the Bell Centre in Montreal in front of 4,820 fans.

from Inside Lacrosse
The IMLCA Convention took place at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore this weekend, with the vendor area getting the most traction Saturday afternoon as manufacturers and entrepreneurs showed their goods to high school and college coaches from across the country.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Salesianum School (DE) 2015 midfielder Michael Sanzone has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Canisius College.
Sunday December 14, 2014 10:00AM
from LaxPower
What's below comes from Bob Rule, also a member of the Cornell team that won the inaugural NCAA championship in 1971.

Bob Buhmann, the goaltender who led Cornell to victory in the first NCAA championship game in 1971, has passed away. He lost a valiant fight with cancer. In the 1971 game, Bob made 22 saves while giving up 6 goals in Cornell's 12-6 win over Maryland. His save percentage remains the highest ever recorded in the championship game.

from SportsFive.net
Le Moyne College picked up another Section Five player when junior defenseman and long stick midfielder, Cole Guest announced his commitment. Currently there are four juniors and two seniors planning to play for the Dolphins after graduation. Four more are freshmen at Le Moyne this year.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool facility beginning December 16. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.

from Lacrosse Magazine
On a drizzly Thursday evening in late May in Washington, D.C., two men stood side-by-side inside the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, relatively invisible to the cocktail party crowd around them at a pre-Tewaaraton Award ceremony. But if those lacrosse enthusiasts, friends and family just a shoulder-length away knew what social media account access was in a pair of pants pockets nearby, it's easy to imagine people would have lined up for any number of requests. Just like the kids and fans asking for autographs with the five men's and five women's Tewaaraton finalists.

from Inside Lacrosse
The full list of coaching awards below; check back for more insight from the IMCLA Convention weekend.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will continue his community work prior to the holidays with two appearances next week. The Rochester native will share the team’s powerful anti-bullying message and his lacrosse skills on back-to-back days.

from the Buffalo Bandits
After defeating the New England Black Wolves at home, the Buffalo Bandits ran away with the second preseason matchup between these two teams Saturday night. The Bandits scored seven power-play goals en route to a 17-10 victory at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center.

from SportsFive.net
John Bowman, Will Pieterse, Gavin Catalano make college plans.
Saturday December 13, 2014 12:15AM
from Cascade Lacrosse
Cascade Lacrosse has reached an agreement with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) on a solution for the recently decertified Cascade R helmet.

The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade's data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards.

from Wagner Athletics
Wagner College head women's lacrosse coach Liz Frisoli, who guided the Seahawks to their first-ever appearance in the Northeast Conference (NEC) Championship Game in her initial season on Grymes Hill in 2014, has announced that senior defender Megan Sardella (Liverpool) and junior attacker Kimmy Tumolo (Mullica Hill, NJ / Clearview) will serve as co-captains for the upcoming 2015 season.

from LaxAllStars.com
On Wednesday of next week I’ll be interviewing one of the most well respected coaches in all of lacrosse, Furman and Team USA Head Coach, Richie Meade. The podcast will be released after our Brett Hughes interview but instead of me asking all of the questions, this time around we’d like to hear what YOU want to ask Coach Meade.
Friday December 12, 2014 9:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse today announced Commander Rorke T. Denver, a 13-year Navy SEAL and current author and actor, as the keynote speaker at the 2015 US Lacrosse Convention, set for Jan. 23-25 in Baltimore.

"I'm honored US Lacrosse has selected me to address lacrosse coaches and officials at its annual convention," said Denver, who captained Syracuse as an honorable mention All-American defenseman and won two NCAA championships with the Orange in the 1990s. "Service to our country is something a number of lacrosse alumni have valiantly given, and there are lessons to be shared from both endeavors with the coaches and officials who play a leadership role for our young people."

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Kevin McKeown - 2003 America East Conference Player of the Year, HM All-American

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from LaFayette Central Schools
Onondaga Nation School- It has been quite an eventful month for the Onondaga Nation as a few of our lacrosse players have been published in major magazines. Lyle Thompson made the cover of US Lacrosse Magazine for being named person of the year. His brother Jerome “Hiana” Thompson made the cover of Inside Lacrosse as the magazine features the Iroquois Nationals. On the inside of that article, Inside Lacrosse featured Brett Bucktooth.

from LaxPower
Have you gotten the feeling that, over the years, more and more lacrosse games are being played earlier in the year, when the weather is not especially conducive? Well, you would be correct.

from Norfolk (Ont) News
Powless began the year playing professional lacrosse for the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks. Although this would’ve been his draft year, the guy his teammates and friends affectionately call Pup, had already played two pro seasons, winning the Champions Cup during both. In 2014, Powless and his Knighthawls captured a third-straight world title.

from Niagara University Athletics
The team welcomes Bailey Collins, Caroline Crump, Hailey D'Hont (Pittsford), Shannon Hackel (Victor), Rachel MacCheyne (Webster Schroeder), Amy McNally, Mackenzie Molodetz and Alexis Morales for the 2016 season.

from Cornell Athletics
"Our Big Red squad and coaching staff are excited about the challenges and possibilities of our spring schedule," head coach Jenny Graap said. "The competition in the Ivy League is always intense, and we know that we have to bring our best in every conference and non-conference game."

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the DIII Top 20 rankings from the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook, which features defending champion Tufts at No. 1. The Jumbos — who avereaged 18.39 goals per game last year — return two 100-point scorers, as well as all three starters from their close defense.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the DII Top 15 rankings from the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook, featuring defending champion Limestone at No. 1. The Saints — despite some key losses, especially at defense — return a marquee offense, depth and a winning pedigree. It's a tight top five, with any team — LIU Post, Le Moyne, Tampa and NYIT — having a case for a higher ranking and the potential to move into the top spot as the season progresses.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will wrap up their National Lacrosse League preseason schedule on Sunday, December 14th with a 2:00 p.m. game at the Bell Centre in Montreal against the Toronto Rock. The contest will be broadcast on 105.5 The Team and online at theteam.fm.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
When Jean-Guillaume Thouin (THU-eh) attended the National Lacrosse League Combine in September, his goal was to earn an invitation to Training Camp. This week, that dream will come true as he joins the three-time defending National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks.
Thursday December 11, 2014 9:45AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (NY) 2016 goalie Eric Deakin has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Le Moyne College.

from LaxLessons.com
John Allan 'Jac'ťCutillo description of what he brings the lacrosse field is as straightforward as his style of play. My strengths on the field would actually be my strength, the big, strong, aggressive sophomore midfielder at Kings Park HS (NY) said. I like to use my body and power to put myself in a scoring position on the field.

from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team held its 10th annual dodgeball tournament to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, December 7, in Bartels Hall.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . we officially launched our @ILWomen instagram takeover series. We turned the reigns over to former Syracuse All-American and current Team USA and Team STX attacker, Alyssa Murray. Here's what a day in the life of Alyssa looked like.

from Inside Lacrosse
Last week, we officially launched our @ILWomen Instagram Takeover series with Syracuse alum Alyssa Murray. This week, we turned the reigns over to former Northwestern All-American and current North Carolina assistant coach, Katrina Dowd. Here's what a day in the life of the Northwestern great looked like. #kd4takeover

from the Buffalo Bandits
This year, the Buffalo Bandits are enlisting the help of you, the fans, to decide our helmet decals for the 2015 season. Fans can vote below for one of the three designs courtesy of Pro Athletics, with the polls closing on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. The winning design will then be revealed on Friday, Dec. 19 on Bandits.com and the team will wear the custom wrap for the entire season.

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from Inside Lacrosse
SU's Kayla Treanor (First Team) and SUNY Albany's Rachel Bowles (Third Team) named pre-season All-Americans.

from Union College Athletics
Coach Paul Wehrum's squad will take on four teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season, beginning with the season-opener at Cortland State on February 28 on Long Island at Manhasset High School. The Cortland State game celebrates the legacy of Union College graduate and National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, Jason Stranahan '30, who is credited with starting the lacrosse program at Manhasset High School and is considered one of if not the leading pioneer of organized lacrosse on Long Island.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has released his program's 2015 schedule. The defending MAAC Champion Saints are slated to play a total of 14 regular season games this spring, with half of those being contested at Siena Turf Field.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . Over the intervening 16 days, IL has had multiple conversations with each interested party and several third parties to learn and understand the context of this decision and its fallout. Through those conversations, one thing is clear — this story is very complex. As a result, the tone of the post may be a little more informal than normal to make it easier to understand, the story is quite long and it’s broken up into sections.

from Syracuse.com
" . . . the company has developed a modification that it believes will receive the committee's approval. He said Cascade has been having conversations with the committee and was "extremely confident" that the committee will approve the fix "in the coming days."

from The Webster Post
The $7.6 million projects calls for a new turf field at the high school, which will be lined for soccer, lacrosse and football and used for games and practices. The addition of 1,000 bleacher seats, team locker rooms, restrooms, concession stand and press box also is planned.

from Legal Newsline
Michigan-based sports equipment manufacturer Warrior Sports, Inc. sued Delaware-based Maverik Lacrosse Group, Inc. on Friday over allegations of patent infringement. In the suit filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, Warrior Sports alleges that Maverik Lacrosse is infringing a patent by manufacturing, using, importing, offering to sell or selling lacrosse heads, including the Tank lacrosse head.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League will return to Montreal when the Toronto Rock face off with the Rochester Knighthawks for an exhibition game at Bell Centre on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. ET. The preseason game at the home of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens marks a rematch between the two teams from a December 2012 exhibition that saw the Rock edge the Knighthawks 14-10 in front of 7,200 fans at Bell Centre. It was the first NLL game in Montreal since the 2002 season.

from Unitied Lacrosse
The Great Upstate for boys welcomes players from across the country to the Hobart College on June 6, 2015 to train and compete in front of NCAA coaches. Players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a training camp atmosphere that will be second to none! United Lacrosse Directors will lead a staff of NCAA coaches who will be coaching players throughout the day.

Great Upstate Directors: Steve Carcaterra and Greg Raymond (Head Coach Hobart)

from Unitied Lacrosse
United Lacrosse is excited to announce the Capital Challenge Showcase Camp for Boys. Capital Challenge is a unique three day showcase event. Players will be coached by NCAA coaches and United Lacrosse directors. Capital Challenge will put a great emphasis on helping its participants showcase their skills in front of college coaches.

Capital Challenge Directors: Steve Carcaterra and Scott Marr (Head Coach U Albany)
Wednesday December 10, 2014 9:30AM
from LaxLesson.com
Michael Doxie is on the fast track to Division I lacrosse. Literally. The 5-foot-7, 140-pound midfielder from New York power Niskayuna uses his speed and quickness to make a difference on the lacrosse field. Soon, he'll have the chance to do just that at the Division I level.

from Inside Lacrosse
Alex Mapstone, M, Honeoye Falls has verbally committed to Hobart College. The 5-10, 16-pound recruit plays for SweetLax 2017 Platinum Team. He also considered Colgate, Bucknell, Villanova, and West Point.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Dark Horse - Colgate

Navy and Boston University will be the top challengers against Loyola for the conference title this season, as they were last year. The dark horse comes down to Holy Cross, Lehigh and Colgate, each finishing with a 4-4 conference record, but both Holy Cross and Lehigh lost significant contributors from 2014, giving the edge to Colgate in 2015.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With the opening whistles of practice for the spring 2015 collegiate lacrosse season looming just on the other side of the holidays, its time to take a look at who the best and brightest may be for the season to come. Lacrosse Magazine has selected five finalists for each division in NCAA and the MCLA/WCLA club ranks, but we'd like to know where you think things will shape up.

from Major League Lacrosse
Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced that it has signed a two-year contract with Major League Lacrosse (MLL) 2014 Warrior Goalie of the Year John Galloway. He led the Rochester Rattlers to MLL’s Championship Game for the first time since 2008 and finished the 2014 regular season with 194 saves.

from US Lacrosse
I can’t prove that a player intended to foul his opponent, and the person shouting, “He didn’t mean it!” can’t prove it either. Since neither of us has any idea about the inner-workings of the player’s mind, we are left with what the player did. Intent is a very difficult thing to see as a referee, which is why it is not factored into our decision-making nearly as often as many people think.

from LaxAllStars.com
The freedom of choice for NLL officials is over. As we saw in this weekend’s preseason games, the stripes are now required by the league to wear helmets while officiating games this season.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to unvil the preseason All-Americans from the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook. The athletes below represent the consensus from the IL staff, with consultation from our regular contributors, from hours of reporting and surveys from college coaches.

First Team includes Attacks Lyle Thompson (LaFayette/SUNY Albany), Kevin Rice (Skaneateles/Syracuse), Middie Connor Buczek (Cornell), and Defender Brandon Mullins (Syracuse).

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook Women's Division I Top 20 rankings, featuring Maryland in the top spot heading into the spring season.

from Major League Lacrosse
During his inaugural season in the MLL, Ohio’s Peter Baum showed once again that he is one of the best players in the game. While his talent is clear, he gave us some inside information that may not be as evident . . .

from LaFayette Central Schools
Longtime referee Rick McCormack is reaching out to the knowledgeable base that is the LaFayette and Onondaga Nation communities for interested applicants to become a high school lacrosse referee.

from Maine Lacrosse Classic
Portland Me, June 26-28: The Maine Lacrosse Classic is more than just another tournament for teams to arrive, compete and leave. This is more of a lacrosse festival; a place where teams, players and their families can come and enjoy the perfect combination of fun and competition in an unmatched atmosphere. Besides just a great lacrosse tournament, players will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best players in the game through our pro-player demonstrations throughout the weekend. College coaches will also be onsite directing player and coaching clinics and sharing their insight with those eager to learn.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has opened online registration for the US Lacrosse Regional Championships in June 2015. The national governing body’s 18th annual series of youth lacrosse tournaments will feature boys’ and girls’ U11, U13 and U15 teams competing at multiple sites in June 2015.


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Lax Mag's Pre-season Player(s) of the Year
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