With our younger son Eric living in Denver now, it’s been great having Brian at home for the past few months (of course, while “at home,” he has also been to Canada, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Boston, and all over New York State). Now he prepares for a ten-month(ish) journey to Israel, where he’ll be working for the Israeli Lacrosse Association in preparation for next July’s FIL World Championships in Netanya.
HAMILTON, ON – The undercard for the Heritage Cup on Saturday featured the future stars of Canada and the Haudenosaunee. In the U17 Showcase, Team Canada defeated the Iroquois Nationals, 25-7, at the FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.
Following Canada's 19-6 win over the United States in Saturday's Heritage Cup in Hamilton, the players submitted a letter to the CLA board, signed by 19 members, demanding the resignation of CLA president Joey Harris, director Sohen Gill, director of high performance Doug Luey and athlete director Derek Graham, The Examiner has learned.
The management team of Dean French, Gary Gait, Dave Huntley and John Mouradian submitted a separate letter, signed by all four, demanding three steps by the CLA by March 31, 2018 or else they will resign.
While those with connections to Sailer represented the majority of the gathering, many came to support the recognition of the IWLCA Trailblazers (including Pat Genovese (William Smith). IWLCA President and Le Moyne coach Kathy Taylor hosted a ceremony to formally honor those that “literally changed the face of women’s collegiate athletics,” she said.
William Smith College Head Lacrosse Coach Anne Phillips was a guest of honor at the 2017 Franklin & Marshall College Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony on Oct. 20. The 2007 Diplomats' women's lacrosse team, which Phillips led to the national championship, was inducted along with another team and three individuals.
HAMILTON, Ontario – The last time Team USA and Team Canada competed for the Heritage Cup, Regy Thorpe was a defenseman in the prime of his Hall of Fame playing career. Now 15 years later, it was Thorpe who was behind the bench leading this generation’s brand of stars into the fourth annual event.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed goaltender Alex Buque (BOO-kay) to a one-year contract.
Buque (5’10”, 230 lbs., 9/27/1992) was acquired by the Bandits on Aug. 1, 2017, from Colorado with Callum Crawford in exchange for Ryan Benesch and a conditional third-round pick in 2018 NLL Entry Draft. The goaltender dressed for 18 games during the 2017 season with the Mammoth having, 0-3 record and a 10.34 goals-against average.
In what appears to be a significant development in a year-long saga involving the viability of an Major League Lacrosse franchise in Rochester, New York, the MLL filed for the "Dallas Rattlers" Wordmark with the US Patent and Trade Office on Oct. 13. This is yet another indication of the team’s impending movement to Texas, as rumors of the move were rampant last fall, but funding for the project fell through at the last moment.
Rorke Denver '96 (lacrosse)
A two-time national champion and Syracuse lacrosse team captain Rorke Denver transitioned his leadership skills from the lacrosse field to Military battle fields. A United States Navy SEALs Commander, Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots.
The Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will welcome five new members and one team into its Hall of Fame with the induction of Hilary Bowen, Patrick Dutton, Carlton Ferris (posthumously), Tim Pease and Don Wright, and the 2005 Brighton Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team.
Five Buffalo Bandits will suit up Saturday in the Heritage Cup, an exhibition game between the U.S. and Canadian national teams at the FirstOntario Center in Hamilton, Ontario. The Canadian roster features Dhane Smith and Steve Priolo, while the U.S. team includes Tim Edwards, Blaze Riorden and Donny Moss.
It’s his increasing role with kids that’s allowed him to play the role of coach more frequently. The topic during his visit turned to coaching, and Rabil spoke with heart about the roles coaches play, the responsibilities they bear, and the opportunities — including LaxCon — they have to improve their all-important craft.
Host Fred Opie interviews Hobart and [Henninger] lacrosse alum Tim Clark who shares a remarkable story of how he and three others rookies played on the 1980 New York State class A boys lacrosse championship team for Coach Tom Acee with just four months of lacrosse under their belts.
Siena announced the hiring of Abigail Rehfuss to be the head coach of its women’s lacrosse program on Monday morning. She took the job after coaching Shaker High School the past two seasons. The Latham native compiled a 23-10 overall record and won a Section II title. But what Siena didn’t announce was that it fired three-year head coach Bryana Borrelli on October 4, two hours after a fall practice ended.
The Rochester Knighthawks didn’t have to look far to sign their latest training camp invitee. On Thursday, the five-time National Lacrosse League champion Knighthawks agreed to a one-year deal with RIT attackman Chad Levick.
Named Lieutenant Colonel in JROTC Leadership Officer Selection (finished in the top 4 in the selection process)
Awarded best JROTC squad in the school’s program and won the Lieutenant General David W Traub Leadership Award
Play football and basketball as well
Richie Moran is a man who’s impact on the sport needs no explanation: A championship playing career at the University of Maryland. A nearly flawless record coaching at Manhasset High School. His legendary Cornell coaching career, in which he led the Big Red to three championships and some of the greatest college lacrosse seasons in history. That doesn’t even scratch the surface of his greater contributions to the sport.
Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson and some of his former players presented team awards to members of last year's Red Foxes' squad, which made its fourth straight appearance in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship game and was nationally ranked following its victory at no. 14 Air Force in its second game of the regular season. The Red Foxes also hosted the MAAC Championships in Tenney Stadium for the third time in the last four years in 2017.
Tehoka’s mother clearly doesn’t mind the game itself, though. His name – pronounced Day-ho-ga –means “fast” in Mohawk. On weekends, she ferried him to tournaments all over Southern Ontario and the United States.
US Lacrosse today announced Salisbury men’s lacrosse coach and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Jim Berkman as a speaker for boys’ lacrosse coaches at the 2018 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 19-21 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The NYCA consortium has hired Steven Miller as the first-ever Coordinator of Men’s Lacrosse Officials. The NYCA consortium includes five Division III Athletic Conferences comprised of the Liberty League, the Skyline Conference, the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) and the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - The Bloomsburg University women's lacrosse team has announced four captains for its upcoming 2018 season as senior Taylor Turner (Corning West), juniors Abby Nocito (Mount Laurel, N.J./Lenape) and Hannah Jaskuta (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown Area), and sophomore Angela DiPasquale (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) will provide the leadership this spring.
Canisius women's lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter has been named the head coach of the Boston Storm of the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX), the league announced Wednesday. Because the UWLL season is scheduled to run from May through July, Teeter will continue to serve as the head coach of the Golden Griffins.
OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association is excited to announce that this Saturday’s Heritage Cup international box lacrosse game will be live streamed online by both Twitter and CBC Sports. The October 21 matchup between the Canadian and American senior national teams, which will be played at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ont., is scheduled for a 7:30PM ET start.
“As a player, he’s been a first team All-American for two years, so it would be great if he can do it again,” Shay said of [Ben] Reeves (Palmyra Macedon). “His focus now is leadership and making sure he helps leave Yale lacrosse a little better than when he showed up. If he can just add another layer to his game, supporting his teammates and challenging his teammates, then that would really cement his legacy as a really positive force in Yale lacrosse history.”
I think we can all be happy here, a true rarity in these days. US Lacrosse has officially recognized box lacrosse as a separate game with different rules, and will still be brought under the wing of the governing body that protects all its members.
Today, we present our four finalists for Best Men’s Player of 2017: Trevor Baptiste (Denver), Matt Rambo (Maryland/Charlotte Hounds), Tom Schreiber (Toronto Rock/Ohio Machine) and Lyle Thompson (Georgia Swarm/Chesapeake Bayhawks).
Marist College Men's Lacrosse? and Marist College Women's Lacrosse? participated in the 6th Annual Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Lacrosse Tournament in memory of Eddie Coombs, a former men's lacrosse player.
You can never have enough Syracuse Orange-related merchandise, as this week has proven. And while the majority of the SU things you own are probably football and men’s basketball-related, there’s a place for other sports’ merch, too. Especially an Otto the Orange men’s lacrosse bobblehead commemorating Syracuse’s championships.
Since the inaugural World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC) was held in 2003, one country has reigned supreme — Canada. The Canadians have beaten the Iroquois Nationals in the championship game in each of the four world championships (2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015).
Meanwhile, the United States has won the bronze in each of the four world championships, but much like Canada has become a major factor in the field game after the U.S. dominated early (winning eight of the first nine world championships), the U.S. is hoping to make inroads in the box game.
US Lacrosse today announced a new set of standardized rules to govern indoor box lacrosse for both men and women at all levels of play from ages 6U and above. These approved rules, which are effective immediately, are the result of a collaborative effort during which time US Lacrosse gathered input from many other national and international box lacrosse organizations and stakeholders.
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Niagara senior midfielder Samantha Brill (Rush-Henrietta) and junior attack Rachel MacCheyne (Webster-Schroeder) were named captains of the 2018 women's lacrosse team, announced on Monday.
Nazareth College hosted a three-way scrimmage with Cornell and Michigan Sunday. The admission to the event went to charity with each team choosing the charity of their choice. Nazareth donated to the Pluta Cancer Foundation, Cornell to the George Boiardi Foundation, and Michigan to Team IMPACT.
Army’s defense stood out against Johns Hopkins the day’s early matchup. Close defensemen Dominic Ricca, John Surdick and Griffin Shultz held Johns Hopkins’ starting offense in check for the game’s first half, dominating the six-on-six matchups.
The Danes were pretty much as advertised, coming out of the gates and threatening to score 10 goals in the first quarter at the Nicholas Colleluori Baltimore Classic. In the one half of their starters playing against Richmond, the unofficial score was 13-5 in favor of the Danes.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed free agents Greg “Honosawi” Longboat and Logan Holmes to one-year deals. Longboat returns to the team that drafted him after having an impressive summer in his first season in senior lacrosse.
We hope you were with us for the 2017 LaxAllStars North American Invitational (LASNAI) held at the end of last month at the Onondaga Nation. Year two absolutely blew us away, in every aspect. We grew the event by nine teams, joined forces with the Wooden Stick Festival, and welcomed hundreds more lacrosse fans to the Nation for three days of pure lacrosse celebration.
LOUDONVILLE, NY -- Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D'Argenio has announced the appointment of Abigail Rehfuss (Shaker) as the seventh head coach in Siena Women's Lacrosse history. A native of nearby Latham, New York, Rehfuss served as the varsity head coach locally at Shaker High School the past two years.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Marist men's lacrosse redshirt senior goalie Brian Corrigan will wear no. 34 for the 2018 season to honor the legacy of the late Edward Coombs. Corrigan was presented with the jersey by Eddie Coombs' father, Eric Coombs, on Oct. 14, the eve of the 2017 Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Lacrosse Tournament which was held in Tenney Stadium.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Assistant coach Bill Olin (Horseheads) has been selected to serve on the coaching staff of the Wales Women's National Lacrosse Team. Olin, entering his second year as assistant coach for the Cornell women's lacrosse team, will be joining the program as an assistant coach for the 2019 European Championships and the World Cup in 2021.
The 41st edition of Oswego State’s Alumni Classic was just over two weeks ago, and it’s still very much on my mind. Even after I write this and hit SEND, I’m not going to be able to just tuck it away in my memory banks… not yet, anyway.
While the impact that National Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach Roy Simmons Jr. made at Syracuse University will forever be remembered, it's his name that will now be attached to the position he held for 28 years.
The greatest honor of my life took place on September 23rd and I’m still pinching myself to see if it was real. I was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 with Dough Knight, Leslie Blankin Lane, Jim McDonald, Laurette Payette, Jill Johnson Redfern, Brooks Sweet, Robyn Nye Wood, and Don Zimmerman.
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Oswego State men's lacrosse team wraps up its fall season with a home scrimmage against Cazenovia College and Bard College at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Laker Turf Stadium. Saturday's contests are more than a final test of the semester, however, as it is also a fundraiser for the Wilmot Cancer Institute, located in Rochester, N.Y.
"The addition of Kristin [Boland] (Churchville Chili) to our staff has already been tremendous for our program," Head Coach Jessica Wilkinson said. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and confidence to the entire defensive end, allowing our players to play with the aggressive style we strive for. She already has a great way of communicating her standard and our players have responded really well. I'm looking forward to working with Coach Boland as well as Coach Troost to ensure our team is given the best opportunity for a championship season."
When Terry Dooley became a parent volunteer for his son’s lacrosse team in San Diego, it opened doors he never knew existed. Under the guidance of Dennis Yeatman, he learned everything he could about coaching, the Native American roots of lacrosse, and the power of the wooden lacrosse stick. Yeatman had shown Dooley a wooden Hattersley stick he traded with an English player in the 1970s, and Dooley’s curiosity about lacrosse grew deeper.
Mel Busler had a chance to catch up with Casey Powell, the eldest of the Powell boys, when he was in town over the weekend to be inducted in the inaugural class of the North Country Sports Hall of Fame.
The Wells College women's and men's lacrosse programs will host Winter Prospect Clinics this December. Registration is now open and early registration is encouraged. The clinic will take place Sunday, Dec. 17 at the 434 Sportsplex in Vestal, N.Y., a newly-constructed indoor turf facility.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the Buffalo Bandettes will be holding auditions for the 2017-18 squad. The dance team, run by newly appointed coordinator Lauren Kirchmyer, is looking for 12 dancers to perform at all of the Bandits’ home games.
During the 2017-18 season, the Rochester Knighthawks are offering three FREE school programs: Healthy Hawks, Anti-Bullying and Lacrosse 101. These programs are centered on community outreach with Knighthawks players Brad Gillies and Luke Laszkiewicz conducting presentations that include great student-player interaction.
US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame
The Chapter is looking for nominations for the Class of 2018. Click
here to download a nomination form.
US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame
The Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on November 3rd at the Burgundy Basin Inn. On-line registration is available