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Sunday, August 31, 20089:00AM
from the Calgary Herald:
The cheers reverberated from Max Bell Centre all the way back to Orangeville, Ont. But frankly, Stephen Keogh had been warming up his entire four years of junior 'A' lacrosse to say the words.
from Pointstreak.com:
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
And patrons at hockey and lacrosse games, or other events at the downtown city-owned venue, could enjoy an upgraded sound system and better concessions.
from Union College Athletics:
The head coach of the Canadian National Team is Lisa Miller, the head coach at Harvard University. The assistants are Amy Bokker, head coach at Stanford, and Patty Kloidt, the head coach at Hamilton, a Liberty League rival of Union's.
from Dustin-Milligan.net:
Milligan plays Ethan Ward, star athlete at West Beverly High School. Lacrosse is his game. It’s the new football; football is so cliché.
Saturday, August 30, 200811:30AM
from mLive.com:
Warrior Sports Inc., part of the New Balance chain, and Michigan retailer allege the change will cost players at least $58 million to replace outdated equipment.
from Indian Country News:
Tom Vennum is a historian and senior ethnomusicologist emeritus at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Why didn’t Major League Lacrosse capitalize on football’s example? Why instead, did its founders decide to play the season during the summer in cities that are essentially abandoned from Friday through Sunday as families head to the beach or elsewhere on vacation?
from the Provo (Ut) Daily Herald:
ImPACT is a computerized test that measures the cognitive functioning of people who have sustained concussions.
Friday, August 29, 20082:45PM
from Syracuse Athletics:
Midfielder Scott Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) has joined the Orange men’s lacrosse team SU head coach John Desko announced on Friday, Aug. 29. Kahoe transferred from Georgetown and has one year of eligibility left.
from Le Moyne Athletics:
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Grant was in Brampton for Thursday night’s Game 7 of the best-of-seven Major Series League indoor lacrosse summer championship series when he felt soreness in his knee. He went to the hospital, where it was discovered that an infection in his elbow had spread to his leg.
from Le Moyne Athletics:
5:15AM
from The Garden City News:
Coach Nolan began coaching lacrosse in 1947 and completed 60 years as a coach in 2007. He was voted "Lacrosse Man Of The Year" by the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association in 1981
from Fairfield Athletics:
Fairfield University Director of Athletics Eugene P. Doris today named Andrew Copelan the Stags new head men's lacrosse coach . . . "Andrew is one of the bright young coaches in the game today," said Doris, "and I am excited to have him leading our program."
from Inside Lacrosse:
Jacksonville University officials said they received 200 resumes for their opening for a lacrosse coach. In the end, they picked Matt Kerwick to head their new program, which will begin play in 2010.
from Ithaca College Alumni:
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of women's lacrosse at Ithaca College, we welcome all alumnae and their families back to South Hill for Homecoming 2008 and our women’s lacrosse alumnae game.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The FaceOff Club (www.TheFaceOffClub.com) has recognized the nation's leading High School Faceoff Specialists for the 2008 season. Voted on by its panel of coaches, four regional Specialists of the Year were recently named.
Thursday, August 28, 20083:30PM
from Cornell Athletics:
Jeff Tambroni, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Lacrosse, has announced the addition of nine freshmen to the roster for the 2009 season. Scott Austin, Chip Daugherty, JJ Gilbane, Roy Lang, Chris Langton, Mitch McMichael, Rob Pannell, Matt Restaino and TJ Weyl will join the Big Red as they begin fall practice the week of Sept. 15.
from LoHud.com:
The recruiting commitments continue to pour in, gang, as two more standouts from the LoHud . . .
from Major League Lacrosse:
Walters was named the Bud Light Playoff MVP as the Rattlers defeated the Denver Outlaws 16-6 to win their first Major League Lacrosse championship last Sunday in Boston.
6:30AM
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin:
The Chenango Forks artificial turf field project wasn't always so popular. Voters twice rejected artificial turf seven years ago, but voters last year passed the upgrade by a 502-421 margin as part of a larger $10.9 million capital improvement project.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
"It will be different not having the huge tradition at Hobart with the sheer number of alums out there that cared so much about lacrosse," Kerwick said in an interview with Lacrosse Magazine Online shortly after he was introduced as Jacksonville University's founding head coach. "That's a part of why Hobart's such a great place."
Wednesday, August 27, 20084:00PM
from Jacksonville Athletics:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With a vast amount of knowledge and experience in collegiate lacrosse, JU named Matt Kerwick as the school’s first men’s lacrosse coach on Wednesday.
from Inside Lacrosse:
IL’s Jon Brand caught up with the reticent superstar Tuesday afternoon on the phone, and got the answers to some of the questions that have been on everybody’s mind since the season ended. Follow along with the Q&A after the jump…
from MPNnow.com:
"The idea came partly from the community itself," said Victor athletic director Ron Whitcomb.
6:45AM
from NLL Insider:
Jamieson’s 2008 regular season will go down in the record books as one of the most impressive individual performances the Junior game has seen.
from Syracuse.com Forum:
Also, our sources indicate there is a Cody Jamieson enrolled there.
from canoe.ca sports:
Stephen Keogh's hat-trick helped push the Northmen team past the Victoria Shamrocks as the Ontario champs bested B.C. 10-5 in a highly anticipated Minto Cup matchup last night at the Max Bell Centre. His right hook, meanwhile, caught Rory Theriault in the nose and bloodied his white and green jersey as he hit the floor.
Tuesday, August 26, 20085:30PM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
MLL Championship highlights and short interview
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Knighthawks named former standout Tim Soudan as the team’s assistant general manager and signed longtime assistant coach Tom Cincebox as the director of player personnel.
6:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
"I have applied for the job and am hoping to hear soon," Kerwick, exiled by Hobart in May after seven seasons and two NCAA tournament appearances there, said in an e-mail Friday. "I believe their decision announcement will occur very soon."
Monday, August 25, 20088:15PM
from Hamilton Athletics:
Briscoe was one of the top players on a women's lacrosse team that won the first national championship in Hamilton athletic program history.
Noon
from Maritime Athletics:
Anderson graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in English, and immediately began working with the lacrosse team as an Assistant Coach.
from Bucknell Athletics:
Lattimore is certainly no stranger to winning lacrosse, as success has followed him throughout his career. In fact, Lattimore has coached in the NCAA Tournament in each of the last six years, including the last four at the Division I level, and his teams have compiled an impressive 76-31 (.710) record.
from Drexel Athletics:
Raymond was a four-year letterwinner and a rare three-time captain during his playing days at Johns Hopkins.
Sunday, August 24, 20084:45PM
from Major League Lacrosse:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Led by a complete team performance, the Rochester Rattlers won their first Major League Lacrosse title with a 16-6 victory over the Denver Outlaws in the NB ZIP MLL Championship Game at Harvard Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
3:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Queener with the of the day, running the ball down the full field, feeding a middie, getting the ball back, then feeding Zywicki on the crease for the goal.
11:00AM
from the Edmonton Sun:
When meeting the president doesn't necessarily top your list of highlights, you know it's been a good year. That's the case for Stephen Keogh.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — One step more. Which is one more step farther than they've gone before. The Rochester Rattlers reached the Major League Lacrosse championship game for the first time in their seven-year history . . .
from Major League Lacrosse:
The #1 seeded Rochester Rattlers and the #2 seeded Denver Outlaws will play for the 2008 NB ZIP Major League Lacrosse Championship at 1:00 PM ET.
Saturday, August 23, 200810:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Powell's OT game winner gave the Rattlers their first playoff victory after four losses, and landed them in the Major League Lacrosse championship game.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
The Outlaws will play the Rochester Rattlers tomorrow for the 2008 MLL title. Sunday's Denver-Rochester final will be played at 1 p.m. and will be televised live from Harvard Stadium on ESPN2.
2:05PM
from ESPN2:
Casey Powell wastes no time, gets the OT gamewinner for the Rattlers
Saturday, August 30, 200811:30M
from mLive.com:
Warrior Sports Inc., part of the New Balance chain, and Michigan retailer allege the change will cost players at least $58 million to replace outdated equipment.
from Indian Country News:
Tom Vennum is a historian and senior ethnomusicologist emeritus at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Why didn’t Major League Lacrosse capitalize on football’s example? Why instead, did its founders decide to play the season during the summer in cities that are essentially abandoned from Friday through Sunday as families head to the beach or elsewhere on vacation?
from the Provo (Ut) Daily Herald:
ImPACT is a computerized test that measures the cognitive functioning of people who have sustained concussions.
Friday, August 29, 20082:45PM
from Syracuse Athletics:
Midfielder Scott Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) has joined the Orange men’s lacrosse team SU head coach John Desko announced on Friday, Aug. 29. Kahoe transferred from Georgetown and has one year of eligibility left.
from Le Moyne Athletics:
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Grant was in Brampton for Thursday night’s Game 7 of the best-of-seven Major Series League indoor lacrosse summer championship series when he felt soreness in his knee. He went to the hospital, where it was discovered that an infection in his elbow had spread to his leg.
from Le Moyne Athletics:
5:15AM
from The Garden City News:
Coach Nolan began coaching lacrosse in 1947 and completed 60 years as a coach in 2007. He was voted "Lacrosse Man Of The Year" by the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association in 1981
from Fairfield Athletics:
Fairfield University Director of Athletics Eugene P. Doris today named Andrew Copelan the Stags new head men's lacrosse coach . . . "Andrew is one of the bright young coaches in the game today," said Doris, "and I am excited to have him leading our program."
from Inside Lacrosse:
Jacksonville University officials said they received 200 resumes for their opening for a lacrosse coach. In the end, they picked Matt Kerwick to head their new program, which will begin play in 2010.
from Ithaca College Alumni:
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of women's lacrosse at Ithaca College, we welcome all alumnae and their families back to South Hill for Homecoming 2008 and our women’s lacrosse alumnae game.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The FaceOff Club (www.TheFaceOffClub.com) has recognized the nation's leading High School Faceoff Specialists for the 2008 season. Voted on by its panel of coaches, four regional Specialists of the Year were recently named.
Thursday, August 28, 20083:30PM
from Cornell Athletics:
Jeff Tambroni, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Lacrosse, has announced the addition of nine freshmen to the roster for the 2009 season. Scott Austin, Chip Daugherty, JJ Gilbane, Roy Lang, Chris Langton, Mitch McMichael, Rob Pannell, Matt Restaino and TJ Weyl will join the Big Red as they begin fall practice the week of Sept. 15.
from LoHud.com:
The recruiting commitments continue to pour in, gang, as two more standouts from the LoHud . . .
from Major League Lacrosse:
Walters was named the Bud Light Playoff MVP as the Rattlers defeated the Denver Outlaws 16-6 to win their first Major League Lacrosse championship last Sunday in Boston.
6:30AM
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin:
The Chenango Forks artificial turf field project wasn't always so popular. Voters twice rejected artificial turf seven years ago, but voters last year passed the upgrade by a 502-421 margin as part of a larger $10.9 million capital improvement project.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
"It will be different not having the huge tradition at Hobart with the sheer number of alums out there that cared so much about lacrosse," Kerwick said in an interview with Lacrosse Magazine Online shortly after he was introduced as Jacksonville University's founding head coach. "That's a part of why Hobart's such a great place."
Wednesday, August 27, 20084:00PM
from Jacksonville Athletics:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With a vast amount of knowledge and experience in collegiate lacrosse, JU named Matt Kerwick as the school’s first men’s lacrosse coach on Wednesday.
from Inside Lacrosse:
IL’s Jon Brand caught up with the reticent superstar Tuesday afternoon on the phone, and got the answers to some of the questions that have been on everybody’s mind since the season ended. Follow along with the Q&A after the jump…
from MPNnow.com:
"The idea came partly from the community itself," said Victor athletic director Ron Whitcomb.
6:45AM
from NLL Insider:
Jamieson’s 2008 regular season will go down in the record books as one of the most impressive individual performances the Junior game has seen.
from Syracuse.com Forum:
Also, our sources indicate there is a Cody Jamieson enrolled there.
from canoe.ca sports:
Stephen Keogh's hat-trick helped push the Northmen team past the Victoria Shamrocks as the Ontario champs bested B.C. 10-5 in a highly anticipated Minto Cup matchup last night at the Max Bell Centre. His right hook, meanwhile, caught Rory Theriault in the nose and bloodied his white and green jersey as he hit the floor.
Tuesday, August 26, 20085:30PM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
MLL Championship highlights and short interview
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Knighthawks named former standout Tim Soudan as the team’s assistant general manager and signed longtime assistant coach Tom Cincebox as the director of player personnel.
6:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
"I have applied for the job and am hoping to hear soon," Kerwick, exiled by Hobart in May after seven seasons and two NCAA tournament appearances there, said in an e-mail Friday. "I believe their decision announcement will occur very soon."
Monday, August 25, 20088:15PM
from Hamilton Athletics:
Briscoe was one of the top players on a women's lacrosse team that won the first national championship in Hamilton athletic program history.
Noon
from Maritime Athletics:
Anderson graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in English, and immediately began working with the lacrosse team as an Assistant Coach.
from Bucknell Athletics:
Lattimore is certainly no stranger to winning lacrosse, as success has followed him throughout his career. In fact, Lattimore has coached in the NCAA Tournament in each of the last six years, including the last four at the Division I level, and his teams have compiled an impressive 76-31 (.710) record.
from Drexel Athletics:
Raymond was a four-year letterwinner and a rare three-time captain during his playing days at Johns Hopkins.
Sunday, August 24, 20084:45PM
from Major League Lacrosse:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Led by a complete team performance, the Rochester Rattlers won their first Major League Lacrosse title with a 16-6 victory over the Denver Outlaws in the NB ZIP MLL Championship Game at Harvard Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
3:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Queener with the of the day, running the ball down the full field, feeding a middie, getting the ball back, then feeding Zywicki on the crease for the goal.
11:00AM
from the Edmonton Sun:
When meeting the president doesn't necessarily top your list of highlights, you know it's been a good year. That's the case for Stephen Keogh.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — One step more. Which is one more step farther than they've gone before. The Rochester Rattlers reached the Major League Lacrosse championship game for the first time in their seven-year history . . .
from Major League Lacrosse:
The #1 seeded Rochester Rattlers and the #2 seeded Denver Outlaws will play for the 2008 NB ZIP Major League Lacrosse Championship at 1:00 PM ET.
Saturday, August 23, 20083:00PM
from SUNY Oswego Athletics:
As part of “Family and Friends Weekend” at SUNY Oswego (October 17-19), the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team will be wearing pink this fall when they host their annual intersquad scrimmage.
from Syracuse.com:
Good news for SU, bad news for the Wildcats, who are joining the new Big East lax league and desperately need players of Lade's caliber.
from Major League Lacrosse:
The Rochester Rattlers (9-3) enter Championship Weekend seeded #1 overall, drawing the #4 seed, the Philadelphia Barrage (7-5). The Barrage head into Harvard Stadium looking to repeat the success of last year’s Championship, while the Rattlers look to better their post-season record, being 0-4 all time.
from Major League Lacrosse:
On Saturday August 23, the Los Angeles Riptide (7-5) and Denver Outlaws (8-4) will square off in the Semi-Finals of MLL NB ZIP Championship Weekend at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, MA.
Friday, August 22, 20086:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
The other finalists are Dartmouth assistant Andy Towers; Maryland assistant Andrew Copelan; and Denver assistant Jon Torpey.
from Major League Lacrosse:
BOSTON, Mass. – Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, announced Thursday that Rochester Rattlers attackman John Grant, Jr. has been named as the Bud Light Major League Lacrosse Most Valuable Player for the second season in a row, according to Commissioner David Gross.
from the Baltimore Sun:
With video highlights
Thursday, August 21, 20087:30PM
from Syracuse Athletics:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Defenseman John Lade (Randolph, N.J.) has joined the Orange men’s lacrosse team SU head coach John Desko announced on Thursday, Aug. 21. Lade transferred to Syracuse from Villanova. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
6:15PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
David Dobbins represents one of the best of these professionals whose coaching salary is not commensurate with experience . . . These are moderately impressive statistics for a man who teaches high school math at nearby Salisbury (Md.) School full-time. Dobbins broke into coaching at Spry Middle School in Webster, N.Y. and assisted his alma mater Webster Schroeder High's varsity for a season before coming to Salisbury.
6:30AM
from the Watertown Daily Times:
Durki is a 2007 graduate of St. Lawrence University. She was a three-time Liberty League all-star and in 2007 earned second-team All-America honors for the Saints.
from Laxpower:
Team Haudenosaunee is one of 16 teams participating in the Women's Lacrosse World Cup along with such nations as the United States of America, Canada, England, Australia and several others.
Wednesday, August 20, 20087:00PM
from Syracuse Athletics:
from Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle:
Regy Thorpe, who has been a defenseman for all 14 years of the Rochester Knighthawks’ existence, has traded in his teal and black jersey for a suit and tie as he was named the team’s new general manager today.
1:15PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Rochester enters the NB Zip Championship weekend on Saturday at Harvard as the top seed. It won nine regular season games for the second consecutive year. Now, it’s time for something completely different: A playoff victory.
from North Carolina Athletics:
. . . Myers was an assistant coach at Cornell in 2005 when the Big Red went 11-3 overall and 6-0 in the Ivy League. Cornell reached the NCAA quarterfinals that season and had its highest regular-season ranking since 1987 when the Big Red reached No. 3 in the nation.
from Pfeiffer Athletics:
. . . Myers was an assistant coach at Cornell in 2005 when the Big Red went 11-3 overall and 6-0 in the Ivy League. Cornell reached the NCAA quarterfinals that season and had its highest regular-season ranking since 1987 when the Big Red reached No. 3 in the nation.
from Mercy College Athletics:
Both programs will compete in the East Coast Conference (ECC). Traditionally it has been one of the toughest for both men's and women's lacrosse. On the men's side, NYIT has won three of the last six national titles, while C.W. Post and Adelphi have each captured a pair of Division II crowns in the last eight years.
5:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Georgetown midfielder Scott Kahoe has transferred to Syracuse and will spend his fifth and final year of eligibility there, he said on Tuesday. Kahoe is a 6-5, 220-pound midfielder. He has an extra year of eligibility after he redshirted in 2007 following shoulder surgery.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Emmett Printup led the tourney with 33 goals in eight games. He hopes to transfer to Syracuse after improving his grades at nearby Onondaga Community College.
from Bryant Athletics:
"This group will be the foundation as we move forward with the Division I model," added Pressler. "We believe all these young men are individuals of high character and strong moral fiber. For a few years as we make the transition to Division I the Bulldog lacrosse program will certainly face some tough times and adversity on the field."
from Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle:
The award was based on votes submitted by the general managers and head coaches of the 10 MLL teams, and Grant is the second player to win it in back-to-back seasons (Mark Millon won in 2002 and 2003).
from Inside Lacrosse:
BOSTON, Mass. – Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, announced Friday the players who have been named to the 2008 All-Major League Lacrosse team, recognizing the best players at each position. Named to the All-MLL team were:
from SignOnSanDiego.com:
Lawlor, who was part of the 1983 NCAA-champion Syracuse lacrosse team and who coached at Harvard, first heard about the alternative seven through 12 school from a brochure in the mail.
Tuesday, August 19, 20085:00AM
from NDP Lacrosse:
The unique tournament structure, which will feature pool play and a championship format, matches teams from the eastern half of the country against teams from the West (plus the opportunity to attend the Cowboy's Thanksgiving Day game).
from NLL Insider:
His 16 point lead over runner-up Adam Jones of Orangeville, quadrupled his regular season Money Ballers lead, which he won by edging out Nanaimo rook Colton Clark.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin:
Mott, who graduated SUNY Cortland in 1965 after playing basketball, lacrosse, and track and field there, retired from the NYSPHSAA earlier this month after 11 years of service.
from Inside Lacrosse:
More depth, more speed, more stick skills. Building Inside Lacrosse’s Power 100 boys lacrosse recruits entails sifting through prepared lists, awards, film, phone calls and personal analysis before making our selections.
from CSTV.com:
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray announced the hiring of Laura Campbell as head women's lacrosse coach on Monday. Campbell, a four-year starter and two-year captain in her playing days at American, comes to Marist with a successful track record as a high school and club coach.
Monday, August 18, 200811:00AM
from Vermont Athletics:
A native of Skaneateles, N.Y., Pittard is a 2008 graduate of Colgate. She helped lead the Raiders to the 2008 Patriot League Tournament title, as well as a win over Marist in an NCAA play-in game. Colgate fell to national runner-up Penn in the first round of NCAA action.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Philadelphia Barrage have pulled off the feat three times in the previous four seasons. But will the endless trek (18,000 miles and counting) they’ve been on this spring wear thin at the worst possible moment?
from Inside Lacrosse:
England and Wales are the 2008 European Champions, having topped the Netherlands and England in the men’s and women’s finals, respectively.
Sunday, August 17, 20089:15AM
from the US News & World Report:
Concussions, stress fractures, "runner's knee," and ACL damage are big problems for women in sports.
Saturday, August 16, 20089:45AM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Seniors Brittany Scott, of Baldwinsville, and Mark Cometti, of Camillus, and junior Emerson Kinsey, of Syracuse, are working security at the camp on the campus, where the Giants have trained for 13 years.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Rosters were provided by event organizers. It’s an impressive list; each team seems to have at least one or two former NCAA All-American. Follow the tournament on Insidelacrosse.com.
from PressRepublican.com:
"We are excited about Ryan Cavanagh joining our staff because he brings a wealth of knowledge, both at the specialty positions of goalie play and face-offs, as well as on the defensive side of the ball," Coach Kavanagh said. "We had a strong candidate pool for this position, and we are confident that we are getting an excellent assistant coach in Ryan.
Friday, August 15, 20087:45PM
from NLL Insider:
Hyped Canadian prospect Cody Jamieson finished up classes Friday for Onondaga Community College and will graduate, says OCC coach Chuck Wilbur.
from U of Florida Athletics:
She spent the last four summers as a volunteer coach at the Star-Riders Lacrosse Club in Central New York coaching and mentoring high school players. She also prepared and implemented their practice plans. She served as camp director at Treasure Valley Lacrosse Girls’ Camp in Eagle, Idaho, and Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Camp in Marcellus, N.Y.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
T.W. Johnson, an assistant for Hobart for the last five years and the head coach for Limestone's Division II national title in 2002, takes over the program after the departure of his good friend, Matt Kerwick.
10:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
This year’s Power 100 is again chock full of talent, hailing from hotbeds and hinterlands, all ready to dive headfirst into the college game. Now, these aren’t the only recruits heading to college this fall; however, this list offers a steady baseline of top rookies who we think will make headway for their respective programs either this year or in the ensuing seasons.
from Inside Lacrosse:
In a class chock full of outstanding midfielders, college coaches should expect an influx of two-way talent looking to go to the cage at one end of the field and cause turnovers at the other. A strong class with a number of stars and big names, this year’s freshmen provide a peek into what fans have to be excited about over the next four years.
from Harvard Athletics:
A native of Albany, N.Y., Davos (formerly DeRosa) played four years of varsity lacrosse at Syracuse, where she majored in English and textual studies. Among her career highlights was scoring the game-tying goal to force overtime in the ECAC championship semifinals against Boston University.
from Major League Lacrosse:
In last year’s semi-finals, the Rochester Rattlers entered the game with a 9-3 regular season record, granting them the title of Eastern Conference Champion. Championship Weekend was held at Rochester’s home field of PAETEC Park in 2007, giving them an upper hand in home field advantage with the hometown fans watching the game.
from the Brantford Expositor:
Orangeville Northmen used a questionable goal to tie the score with one second remaining in regulation time and propel them to a 9-8 overtime victory over the Six Nations Arrows at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Thursday night.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed forward Ken Millin to a two-year deal. The Knighthawks also inked former Six Nations (Junior “A”) goalie Ben VanEvery to a two-year contract.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Three Major League Lacrosse players - defenseman Nicky Polanco of the Long Island Lizards, attackman Kevin Leveille of the Chicago Machine and goaltender Chris Garrity of the Washington Bayhawks - have all volunteered to donate their paychecks from the 2008 MLL All-Star Game to Special Olympics.
Thursday, August 14, 20088:45PM
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Penn Yan junior Adam Trombley and Canandaigua’s Taylor D’Amore are two of the top 25 lacrosse players in their class in the country, according to Inside Lacrosse, a national lacrosse magazine.
from the Sydney Morning Herald:
"I really thought Michael was going to play lacrosse," she said.
10:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
This class is shaping up to be another strong one, especially on attack and defense. Like all rising juniors, there are guys who cracked this list thanks to impressive summers on the recruiting trail.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Wednesday, August 13, 200810:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Following more than four years of discussion, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) -- a merger of the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) and the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) -- is a reality.
from Major League Lacrosse:
The team took on the role of a traveling road show across the country to assess fan and regional interest for future MLL expansion or possible relocation, and played at venues from everywhere from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Dallas, Texas, to St. Louis, Missouri, to Cary, NC, and finally to Portland, OR
4:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
from Inside Lacrosse:
TORONTO, Ont.- The FCA National High School Team defeated the Ontario Edge Senior Elite Team in the second annual North American Cup series August 2-3, 2008, in Toronto, Ontario. The FCA Team fell to the Edge last year in the inaugural North American Cup at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Forsyth & Forsyth, a team based in Rochester, N.Y., was a tournament newcomer and quickly sent shockwaves with a win over defending champ Graph-Tex, a team loaded with Syracuse and Cortland stars.
Tuesday, August 12, 20089:30PM
from JustLacrosse Talkback:
It didn’t take long for football practice to take to the turf at CNS after the School Board authorized its use after being closed by Superintendent Jerome Melvin on April 21st due to concerns about lead contamination.
from the Ventura (Ca) County Star:
Five youth lacrosse players from the Thousand Oaks Knights attended the Cornell University Advanced Lacrosse Camp in Ithaca, NY.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
A native of Lafayette, N.Y., Spack recently completed his second regular season of pro lacrosse with the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse. Appearing in all 12 games with the Rattlers this season, the 5-foot-10, 193-pound midfielder registered seven points (5g, 2a) and scooped up 19 ground balls en route to being named the team's 2008 Connors and Ferris Comeback Player of the Year.
1:30PM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
"This is a big relief for the fans, a big relief for the parents, but the biggest relief of all is for the coaches and players," said Robert Atkins, a C-NS father with a son in the football program and a football booster club volunteer.
from News 10 Now:
George Mangicaro was the Liverpool School District's athletic director while its stadium was being built. He says he saw problems with the track years ago and brought them to Superintendent Jan Matousek's attention.
from Brockport Athletics:
Walker was an assistant coach under Traci Lian for the 2007 season and takes over the reins of a program that won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Upstate New York Championship . . .
from Lacrosse Magazine:
It's déjà vu again in Camillus, N.Y. The West Genesee juggernaut completed its second consecutive 24-0 campaign, and it won its second straight New York Class A championship and fifth in the last eight years.
10:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
We’re 4-1 and we’ve had a game each day since the Opening Ceremonies. We’ve just completed group play and once the other groups are done, the top two teams from each of the three groups go on to the next round. We should end up in second place in Group A and it looks like we’ll play the Netherlands and Germany in the next round.
from Vancouver Province:
Ironically, there is currently a push to have box lacrosse included in the Winter Olympics, which requires fewer competing countries than in the Summer Games for International Olympic Committee approval.
from Major League Lacrosse:
. . . the former University of Delaware attackman became just the second player in MLL history to lead the league in points in back-to-back years. Rochester Rattlers attackman Casey Powell became the first player to accomplish the feat when he earned the scoring title in 2002 and 2003.
Monday, August 11, 20089:30AM
from LoHud.com:
The paths - and the style of play - that Iona Prep's Nick Trizano and John Jay graduate James Whalen took to getting lacrosse scholarships from Division I Drexel University couldn't have been more different.
Sunday, August 10, 200811:00PM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Attackman John Grant, Jr. tied a team record by scoring eight goals to lead the Rattlers to their ninth victory, which ties a team record. He ends the season with 47 goals, which sets a team record and is the third-highest single-season total in Major League Lacrosse history.
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from the Rochester Rattlers:
Rochester, NY -The Rochester Rattlers can clinch the No. 1 seed in the NB ZIP™ MLL Championship Weekend with a win over the Chicago Machine on Sunday, August 10th at 4:30 p.m. EST at Toyota Park. The game will be broadcast live on WYSL 1040-AM and wysl1040.com.
from Inside Lacrosse:
This afternoon was the openning ceremonies for the European Lacrosse Championships 2008 in Lahti, Finland and from what we’ve heard, this is the biggest Euro yet with 18 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams in competition.
from the South Bend Tribune:
. . . And he stayed for Mr. Carpenter's second-period class, after an overwhelming response, and five more. By the seventh period, the class size had doubled — kids had asked and received permission to miss their regular class to go listen to Yeatman. Teachers gathered in the back of the room. The crisis was transformed into an opportunity.
Saturday, August 9, 200810:45AM
from the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal:
The Newfane girls lacrosse program is out for some respect and it knows the only way to get it is to earn it.
from Inside Lacrosse:
It's not the normal celebratory cheer you'd expect from a team after they win a tournament, and each player and coach has just been presented with a gold medal.
from The Oregonian:
Portland-area lacrosse fans will get an opportunity to watch the professional outdoor version tonight when the defending Major League Lacrosse champion Philadelphia Barrage play the New Jersey Pride in a regular-season game at Hillsboro Stadium. And it might not be Portland's final opportunity.
Friday, August 8, 20088:15PM
from Major League Lacrosse:
The Denver Outlaws (8-3) will get their first taste of Championship Weekend as the travel to Boston to face the Cannons (6-5) in the regular season finale. The Cannons will look to end their season on a high note by defeated the playoff bound Outlaws.
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from Ohio State Athletics:
Coluccini, a goalie and native of South Salem, N.Y., comes to Ohio State after four years at Syracuse, where the Orange won the 2008 NCAA title.
from the Norwell (MA) Mariner and Patriot Ledger:
Jill Cammett isn’t a bad soccer player. Heck, the 2008 Norwell High grad was the South Shore League Most Valuable Player leading the Clippers to the Division 3 South Sectional title. Jill Cammett isn’t a bad lacrosse player, either. And that game, one dominated by high schools in the Northeast, is what she will play in college this upcoming school year.
from the NCAA:
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee discussed the current rules of play and made only minor adjustments at its annual meeting August 6-8. The committee’s actions must be considered by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel before final implementation. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel is scheduled to meet September 3.
from Sports Illustrated:
Leveille, an attackman and recent graduate of Syracuse, won the Tewaaraton Trophy, the Heisman of lacrosse.
from The Brantford (Ont) Expositor:
Six Nations Arrows will meet the Northmen on Sunday at 7 p. m. in Orangeville in the first game of the Ontario Lacrosse Association junior A best-of- seven championship series. The Arrows will be seeking their fifth consecutive provincial championship and a berth in the Minto Cup tournament for the Canadian junior A lacrosse championship.
Thursday, August 7, 20083:00PM
from ILTV:
from Inside Lacrosse:
Scanning the Carrier Dome, Syracuse strength and conditioning coach Hal Luther saw wounded lacrosse players, hunched over and puking. "Sometimes the trainers asked me what just happened," Luther recalled. "This is something we had to do. Sometimes the truth hurts."
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Lade had a team-high 53 groundballs as a freshman for the Wildcats in 2008. He has three years of eligibility remaining.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Opie is from the same part of New York state–the Hudson Valley–as is Nelson. Two of Opie’s teammates at Syracuse were Tim and Tom Nelson, Scott’s younger brothers.
from the Niagara Gazette:
Up for consideration are lacrosse, cross country and swimming for both men and women.
from the Baltimore Sun:
I'll make a prediction that I think is fair, correct and I hope I live to see: Lacrosse will get a vote to perhaps become an Olympic sport in the same decade that England or Australia wins the World Games of lacrosse . . .
Wednesday, August 6, 20084:00PM
from the NCAA:
Olympic swimmer John Naber, gymnast Peter Vidmar, and wrestlers Dan Gable and Cael Sanderson are among supporters of a petition asking the federal government to reform Title IX compliance policies, particularly as they relate to athletics.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
In the span of a few brief days, Sean Grogan climbed from the depths of athletic depression to the cliffs of achievement. He was cut from the West Genesee High School lacrosse team, a squad that would eventually win a state title. That happened, as he recalls, on a Wednesday.
Three days later . . .
from LoHud.com:
John DeVito has resigned from his position after one year in charge. He took over for Tim Schurr, who was fired after the 2007 after four years as the head coach. Schurr wound up returning as an assistant last season.
from Major League Lacrosse:
For the second time in team history, the Rochester Rattlers secured a division/conference title by winning the Eastern Conference championship.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
I was spoilin' for a fight, so I tried to pick one with a girl. That's right -- a girl. You didn't think I was dumb enough to pick a fight with somebody like Paul Rabil, did you?
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
The sports complex will give OCC teams a home field for the first time in college history, serve the growing on-campus population as well as professors and commuting students, provide a potential new venue for high school teams soon to be closed out of Syracuse University's Manley Field house, and become a magnet for tourist dollars from visiting fans, Kilmartin said.
from NLL Insider:
While the player polls have provided some unforgettable insights into the inner workings of Jr. A, we thought it was time to see what the big mouths from behind the bench had to say, beginning with Ontario.
from Onondaga Redhawks:
from Inside Lacrosse:
Everyone who knows lacrosse knows John Grant Jr. Brodie Merrill is a household name. Joe Walters is a former number one overall draft pick. Alex Smith has followed up with followed up his unprecedented collegiate face-off numbers with all-star play at the “X” in the MLL. But some of the Rochester Rattlers, integral parts of the team that change losses to wins, do not get the recognition, publicity, or stardom they deserve.
Tuesday, August 5, 20083:30PM
from 9WSYR-TV:
Plans to upgrade Onondaga Community College could take a major step forward today. The Onondaga County Legislature is scheduled to vote on the $38.5 million project.
from cnylink.com:
The name of the program says it all: "Bigger, Faster, Stronger." The Jordan-Elbridge athletic training program is coming to the close of its fifth summer season at the high school this year, as Physical Education teacher and program coordinator Mike Smart marks the fifth year of success.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
LM's look at the best and most unique high school seniors and rising college freshmen
from the Albany Times-Union:
Last Sunday, these young players got the chance of a lifetime. Mike Leveille, formerly a player at Bethlehem High School and more recently, a Syracuse University standout, spent his Sunday afternoon teaching these young players lacrosse skills.
from Inside Lacrosse:
COLUMBUS, OH– Andrew Baxter has been named the top assistant coach for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, head coach Nick Myers announced Thursday. Baxter comes to the Buckeyes following four seasons as the first assistant at Drexel University and five years overall with the Dragons.
from Major League Lacrosse:
BOSTON, MA – After an exciting weekend of play in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the four teams that will compete at the 2008 NB ZIP™ MLL Championship Weekend have been determined. The Philadelphia Barrage (7-4) and Los Angeles Riptide (7-4) secured the final two spots to join the Denver Outlaws (8-3) and Rochester Rattlers (8-3) at Harvard Stadium on August 23-24.
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from Major League Lacrosse:
Including the old hidden ball play
from Inside Lacrosse:
Monday, August 4, 20085:00PM
from the Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette:
After losing four straight games Saturday in the Indian Prairie Showdown national tournament in Naperville, Ill., which put the team at the bottom of Sunday's seedings, coach Frank Rogers had a meeting with his squad.
from NFHS.org:
In addition to the nine rules revisions, the committee also established three Points of Emphasis for the upcoming season: 1) mouthguards, 2) flagrant misconduct and 3) the NFHS Authenticating Mark on game balls.
from the Rochester Rattlers:
Queener made 13 saves and allowed just four goals in the second half to lead the Rochester Rattlers to a 17-13 victory over the Long Island Lizards on Friday night, clinching the Rattlers’ second division title in their eight-year history.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
A native of Penn Yan, Cougevan helped guide the team to its second NLL Champion’s Cup during the 2007 campaign, tallying one assist in 14 games en route to earning Rochester’s 2007 Connors and Ferris Comeback Player of the Year honors.
from Pat's Pix:
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from Lascrosse Magazine:
US Lacrosse named Sunday the 49 players that will represent the U.S. women's national teams in 2008-09. The announcement came after three days of tryouts concluded at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Sunday, August 3, 200810:45AM
from JustLacrosse:
from DC Sports Box:
from Major League Lacrosse:
BOSTON, Mass. - After Saturday night's action, the four teams are set for the 2008 NB Zip MLL Championship Weekend. With victories over Boston and San Francisco, respectively, the Philadelphia Barrage and Los Angeles Riptide completed the four-team field. They will join the Denver Outlaws and Rochester Rattlers in the postseason.
from LoHud.com:
Gregg Cavaluzzi, Pleasantville's boys lacrosse coach for the last three seasons, resigned from his position on Monday. "The kids, the district, the school were all great," Cavaluzzi said. "I needed to take most of the summer to make this decision. There were just too many outside distractions that made it difficult for me to do my job coaching."
from the Fayetteville (NC) Observer:
Five years ago, Fayetteville attorney Andy Dempster offered to buy an automated external defibrillator for his alma mater, Pine Forest High School...But Dempster’s offer was rejected for two reasons: School officials were worried about legal ramifications if the AED was used improperly, and they also worried that it might seem unfair to have an AED at one school and not the rest of the Cumberland County schools.
from the Oxford (Oh) Press:
Never mind that the plastic grass costs $750,000 to install. The number of local high schools with turf will continue to grow this fall. Athletic directors see the artificial surfaces as less expensive to maintain than traditional grass fields; more games and events can be held on turf than grass, which gets damaged by use and weather; and community groups want to rent turf fields for their events.
Saturday, August 2, 200810:45PM
from JustLacrosse:
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
The Rochester Rattlers needed a second-half spark to put away the Long Island Lizards on Friday night. Goalie Brett Queener provided it in the third quarter.
from NLL Insider:
This season saw Jamieson put up an incredible 101 points on 59 goals and 42 assists. Through eight games in the playoffs, he’s added 20 goals and 27 assists to his total . . .
from The Windsor Star:
An ACL is a tiny ligament the size of a pinky that stabilizes the knee. When it ruptures or tears -- and Michael Sokolove prefers the word rupture "because it just sort of disintegrates and turns into mush" -- it is about the worst orthopedic injury short of being in a car crash, he says.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The official visit is a great way to narrow down your college choices by spending quality time with the coaching staff, current student-athletes and college administrators.
Friday, August 1, 20085:00AM
from the Utica Observer-Dispatch:
MARCY — There will be a new champion in the Tri-City Lacrosse Men’s League. Schoen Brothers Lacrosse (10-3), last year’s title winners, will not defend their crown after an 11-8 upset loss to Dick Smith’s Tavern (7-6) in Thursday’s semifinal at Whitesboro High School.
from LoHud.com:
New Rochelle’s Nicky Young selected lacrosse for the subject of a school assignment to write a story involving historical fiction. Nicky wrote his story this past school year at the ripe old age of 10. I think you will be pretty amazed when you read it. It’s real entertaining and informative.

 



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