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Thursday, July 31, 20088:00PM
from the Rochester Rattlers:
Rochester, NY - The Rochester Rattlers host the Long Island Lizards on Friday, August 1st at 7:30 p.m. at PAETEC Park. The contest will be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. The game also will be broadcast live on WYSL 1040-AM and wysl1040.com.
from NDP Lacrosse:
NDP Lacrosse announced today that the Beach Blast Lacrosse Tournament, held annually in Hammonasset Beach, Connecticut, has been awarded the status of official qualifying tournament of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions. This marks the first club lacrosse national championship qualifier that is held in New England.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, the 34-year-old right-hander had his best stint with Rochester during the 2007 campaign, capturing a career high 38 points (14+24) en route to winning his fifth NLL Championship.
6:30AM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Representatives of two Central New York school districts that closed their artificial turf fields this year, partly because of health concerns, are hopeful a federal report released Wednesday is good news for them.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Under the proposal, the college would use state money, county funds and more than $3 million in donations to build a $27.3 million arena and sports complex.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Monday was a beautiful day to kick off the first ever Nike Elite Lacrosse Camp at Ben Schwartzwalder Field on the campus of Syracuse University. The invitation only camp for the best and brightest high school prospects in the sport has ideals of becoming the premiere lacrosse camp in the country sooner, rather than later.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The idea is that after a stall warning is issued and the offensive team must keep the ball in the box, they will have 20 seconds to take a shot.ne
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:30AM
from cnylink.com:
In what is fast becoming a summer tradition, West Genesee will welcome hundreds of elite lacrosse players this weekend for some tournament action.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Please raise your hand if you've ever complained about officiating or forgotten to give your seniors the U.S. Lacrosse "recruiting and retention of qualified officials" playbook.
from the Rochester Rattlers:
Rochester, NY - Major League Lacrosse announced today that the Rochester Rattlers have clinched a berth in 2008 NB ZIP™ MLL Championship Weekend. The Rattlers and Denver Outlaws (8-3) have now qualified for the MLL Championship Weekend, which will take place at Harvard Stadium in Boston on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th.
6:30AM
from Pat's Pix:
from The Ridgefield (Ct) Press:
Roy Colsey, who played on two national championship teams at Syracuse, and was a member of three MLL (Major League Lacrosse) title teams with the Philadelphia Barrage, was named the new head coach of the Ridgefield High boys lacrosse team this week.
from CSTV:
Nelson has been inducted into the Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Hudson Valley Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Nazareth College Hall of Fame. He has recruited and coached over 100 All-Americans in his career.
from Newsday:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:30PM
from CSTV:
"Carlee was a tremendous attacker at Stony Brook University," Behme said. "She brings great knowledge of the game to Fresno State Lacrosse. She is driven and has great enthusiasm and her experience as a top Division I player & coach in England area perfect complement to our staff."
from LoHud.com:
One of the area's most accomplished lacrosse players has resigned as the head coach of the Horace Greeley varsity boys team after one season. Yorktown graduate Roy Colsey said he made the decision for personal reasons, and will continue to work as a physical education teacher at Bell Middle School in Chappaqua.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee’s meeting starts Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis. And there are two new NCAA co-directors of the championship.
from NLL Insider:
Despite the fact that Victoria has been a lacrosse hotbed, producing legends the likes of Gary Gait and Tom Marechek, the city has never had a collegiate field lacrosse program.
from Inside Lacrosse:
IL was there, both to cover the game itself and to participate in the first International Lacrosse Expo. As usual, video guru extraordiaire Joe Sweeney had camera in hand to capture all the action surrounding both events . . .
from CNBC:
The Bear Stearns brand name doesn't live in many places these days. But it does live on the lacrosse field, where the Bear team is the defending champions in the Gotham Lacrosse League, an intramural league made up of Wall Street types.
Monday, July 28, 2008 10:30AM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Unable to keep pace with a fresher Long Island lacrosse team, the Central boys dropped a 14-3 game to the Islanders Sunday and settled for silver medals as the 31st annual Empire State Games ended in Binghamton.
from The Ithaca Journal:
With nearly all seniors already committed to a college at this stage, coaches from practically every elite Division I program were on hand this week at Binghamton University to unearth developing talent. They may have caught Varn in full bloom.
from Syacuse Athletics:
BOSTON, Mass. – Former Syracuse stars Steven Brooks and Ryan Powell are two of 36 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Stars whose limited-edition Chinese Dragon themed jerseys will be auctioned online to benefit the Special Olympics.
from the Becks County (Pa) Courier Times:
After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to install faux-grass fields, several districts are raking in the dough by renting to community groups. Still, school officials say, rental revenue isn't the biggest benefit of turf. The real boon is that it allows their athletes to play rain or shine and cuts down drastically on field maintenance costs.
1:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
from Newsday:
Long Island's eight-goal run over the second and third quarters coupled with a stingy defense helped the Long Island boys lacrosse team to win its unprecedented fourth straight gold medal . . .
Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:15PM
from EmpireStateGames.com:
Seven players score for Central
Sunday, July 27, 2008 1:15PM
from SportsFive.net:
Froccaro was 15/20 at the draw. Bellairs finished with 8s/3ga (73%).
11:15AM
from SportsFive.net:
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Binghamton The self-proclaimed "unfinished business" of the Central girls lacrosse team will have to remain exactly that for at least another year.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
BINGHAMTON — Last year's edition of the Western scholastic girls lacrosse team did what it could, but the results were difficult to brag about.
from SportsFive.net:
from the HometownAnnapolis.com:
Dave Cottle has a nice cabin in a beautiful location at Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke, Va. He has not been there one time this summer.
12:45AM
from SportFive.net:
Central vs. Long Island in the Gold Medal Game at 11AM
from the Empire State Games:
from News 10 Now:
from Pat's Pix:
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
John Grant scored eight goals and finished with 11 points as the Rochester Rattlers defeated the Boston Cannons 26-19 tonight in front of 2,558 fans at PAETEC Park.
from Newsday:
Nearly 300 fierce lacrosse competitors picked up their sticks Saturday with a shared goal: to bring sports and activities back to the Wantagh school district.
Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:45AM
from SportFive.net:
Central men lose two heartbreakers; 3-1 Central women meet 3-1 Long Island Saturday
from Major League Lacrosse:
Rochester, NY – The Boston Cannons (6-3) travel to PAETEC Park to play the Rochester Rattlers (6-3) in a pivotal Eastern Conference matchup. Both teams are “on-the-bubble” trying to make a playoff appearance in the highly competitive conference.
Friday, July 25, 2008 8:00AM
from SportFive.net:
After the first day of competition at the 31st annual Empire State Games, it has become obvious that we are in for a great tournament. Long Island, although 2-0, has faced two tough competitors in Western (14-12) and Hudson Valley (9-8). Central, although they have not face a significant threat, have demonstrated their strength with convincing wins. Tomorrow’s games will continue to bring about a high level of competition.
from the Syracuse Post-Standatd:
Greeley, Grimm lead the way in victories over New York City and Adirondack.
from the Syracuse Post-Standatd:
After opening with a disappointing 12-11 overtime loss to Western, Central (1-1) bounced back to defeat Hudson Valley 12-10.
from the Syracuse Post-Standatd:
The 2008 Syracuse University men's lacrosse team engineered one of the biggest one-year turnarounds in the sport's history in 2008, rebounding from a 5-8 . . .
from Hartwick Athletics:
ONEONTA, NY - Iroquois Nation captured its second-ever bronze medal at the most recent 2008 ILF U-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:45PM
from the Empire State Games:
Note: Men's and Women's are in the same listing
from SportsFive.net:
from Newsday:
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - There is a long history of physical play and tight games between the scholastic boys lacrosse teams from Long Island and Hudson Valley.
from DigitalSports.com:
He didn't win the Super Bowl but it was as close as any high school lacrosse player could get. "I'm going to Disney World!!" Kyle VanThof shouted to the absolute amusement of his teammates, who surrounded him during a post-game interview.
from LaxPower:
Baltimore, MD - The inaugural adidas National Lacrosse Classic featuring the top high school underclassmen boys on 16 regional teams from eight regions in the United States gathered at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown
6:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Empire State Games is one of the top showcases for scholastic lacrosse talent all summer, with the top players from six regions in New York (Adirondac, Central, New York City, Long Island, Western NY and the Hudson Valley) facing off in four days of play.
from Inside Lacrosse:
We have worked hard to create an ultimate one day experience for the kids in attendance, giving them a chance to learn from some of the best trainers and player / coach’s in the game.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Rochester topped a talented Delmar Prep squad 9-8 on Sunday morning to that the championship of the adidas All American National Lacrosse Classic. The win capped a 6-0 weekend for the upstate boys . . .
from Davidson College Athletics:
A native of Scarsdale, N.Y., Wayne was a four-year starter at Syracuse and earned third team All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse and first-team Regional All-America honors.
6:30AM
from The Ithaca Journal:
The Opening Ceremonies for the 2008 Empire State Games, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, have been moved inside to the Binghamton University Events Center.
from The Elmira Star-Gazette:
Horseheads senior is on Central team for Empire State Games.
from News10Now.com:
Some 6,000 athletes are getting ready to compete including the Central region girls lacrosse team, working out over at West Genesee High School in Camillus Tuesday night.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:15PM
from WSYR's "Bridge Street":
from Major League Lacrosse:
7:00AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks:
Onondaga is hosting the 2008 minor box lacrosse championships, Sunday July 27. Many Lafayette and Corcoran HS players will be in playing for the Redhawks.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Cornell goalie Jake Myers, who started all 15 games last year, has been granted a fifth year by the Ivy League and will play for Cornell next season.
from Elmira College Athletics:
ELMIRA, NY – Elmira College named Jim Mullaley (West Genesee) the new Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Mullaley, a 2006 graduate from Mercyhurst College , received a B..A. in Business with a concentration in Marketing during his time as an undergraduate.
from News10Now:
WATERTOWN, NY - What a season. A record 10th National Championship for Syracuse. Three guys on that team were born in Watertown and all of them played a major role in the 13-10 win over Johns Hopkins.
Monday, July 21, 2008 2:30PM
from CSTV:
WASHINGTON - Courtney Farrell was named the new assistant coach of the American University women's lacrosse team by head coach Katie Woods on Monday. Farrell comes to AU fresh off of a decorated playing career at Cornell University.

The LaFayette 5/6 girls went undefeated on Saturday to win the 1812 Shootout in Sackett's Harbor. They won the final in overtime against General Brown.

11:45AM
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin:
The last time the Empire State Games came to town, in the summer of 2004, the host Central Region racked up seven gold medals in team sport competitions. Their gold medal haul since then? Two.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Attended last Friday evening’s Long Island Empire team vs. Free State Red matchup at Homewood Field. Took in some excellent action between the two traditional hot bed summer teams.
from CNY Roadhawks:
During the MVP Team Camp held this past June, one of the Road Hawks rising junior team qualified for the Dicks Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions going undefeated. Over 128 college coaches attended during the weekend.
from MPNnow.com:
Irondequoit, NY -Two men who have volunteered many hours of their time to ensure that West Irondequoit sports events are televised on local cable access channel 12 have been honored.
from Major League Lacrosse:
BOSTON, MA – Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Monday its weekly award winners for the week ending July 20, 2008, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:55PM
from Newzjunky.com:
WATERTOWN — The Italian-American Civic Association, 192 Bellew Ave., will be holding a "Special Recognition Night" in honor of three local men who were members of the Syracuse University Division I lacrosse team that won the National Lacrosse title in May.

The Liverpool 7/8 grade girls go undefeated and win championship at the 1812 Shootout tournament in Sackets Harbor on Saturday.


8:00AM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Central Region athletes trek to Binghamton this week to compete in the 31st annual Empire State Games and it should come as no surprise that lacrosse appears to be a strong suit.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
The Liverpool High School stadium sits there abandoned - and rotting - in the summer sun. Iron gates leading into the facility are wrapped in chains and secured with locks. Weeds grow unchecked . . .
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
The Rochester Rattlers needed every second Saturday night as they took another step toward clinching a playoff spot.
from The Sports Captial:
Traci Lian, the new Nazareth women’s lacrosse coach, recently took time to do an interview with The Sports Capital.
from the Zanesville Times Recorder:
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has scuttled a proposal to subdivide Division III or add a new grouping altogether after an overwhelming majority of the division's member institutions said they opposed the idea.
Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
. . . One team appeared to be the hands down favorite – the boys from Rochester look great and I suspect they will be in the finals.
10:30AM
from The Corning Leader:
Corning - Mike Ryckman liked his chances of making it to the Empire State Games, but still could not believe his ears when hearing he had made the cut with the Western Region scholastic men’s lacrosse team
from cnylink:
Onondaga Community College athletic director Robert McKenney has been named 2008 AstroTurf Athletics Director of the Year for two-year colleges in the Northeast region . . .
from Midland (MI) Daily News:
After reaching an all-time high of just under 2.7 million baseball players in 1997, participation in Little League baseball -- the nation's oldest and largest youth sports organization -- has dropped by an average of 36,000 players per year.
Friday, July 18, 2008 3:15PM
from MPNnow.com:
Canandaigua - A Canandaigua Academy Alumni Lacrosse Game will be played Saturday at the Academy’s Exhibition Field, the first time such a game has been played since a previous one 11 years ago.
from Fairfield Athletics:
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Coach Ted Spencer has decided to retire after serving 13 seasons as Fairfield University's head men's lacrosse coach, and has accepted an administrative position as Associate Director of Athletics at the school.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Here are a few things ESPN didn’t pick up in the broadcast.
from Inside Lacrosse:
6:30AM
from the Denver Post:
Dozens in the Invesco Field at Mile High crowd of 10,124 pulled off their socks and threw them on the field in recognition of the sock trick by Denver Outlaws attackman Ryan Powell, for the six goals he netted to win MVP honors and a $1,500 check.
from Major League Lacrosse:
. . . as the Western Conference All-Stars defeated the Eastern Conference All-Stars by a 31-15 margin at the 2008 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game in front of 10,124 fans . . .
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Rochester Americans and Knighthawks new majority owner Curt Styres already has shown that he intends to be an aggressive, hands-on owner, and the area's loyal sports fans figure to like his style. He's a very tough guy.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 6:30PM
from The London Tournament:
This year the Elite Lacrosse event of the Summer returns to London. The South of England Men’s Lacrosse Association is delighted to announce that the 2008 London Tournament will be held from July 18-20, 2008 at Eton College, Windsor.
from Major League Lacrosse:
Denver, Colorado will host the two most important events of the summer. On August 28, 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama will accept his nomination for the Presidency. But politics aside, Denver is all about sports, and what better way to celebrate athletic accomplishments than a good ole All-Star extravaganza?
from Major League Lacrosse:
Bidding for the limited-edition All-Star jerseys will begin tonight and will continue online at http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/fanzone/auctions/ through August 15th. All proceeds will go towards the 2010 Special Olympics.
from Major League Lacrosse:
Piscataway, NJ – The Rochester Rattlers (5-3) head to Yurcak Field, home of the New Jersey Pride (3-5). The Rattlers hope to continue their run at the playoffs while the Pride try to pull themselves out of last place in the Eastern Conference.
from Big Ten Network:
For the second-consecutive season, the Ohio State men's lacrosse team will play in Ohio Stadium prior to the football team's spring game. Set for April 25, 2009, the lacrosse Buckeyes will take on Notre Dame, a Great Western Lacrosse League opponent, before the football team takes the field for its intrasquad game.
3:15PM
from Hamilton Athletics:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on July 15 sponsored by Representative Michael A. Arcuri (D-Utica) congratulating the Hamilton College Continentals on winning the NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championship.
from 1812 Shootout:
Girls on Saturday, Boys on Sunday
from Bryant Athletics:
A native of Freeport, New York where she was a high school All-American, Healy later enjoyed an outstanding career at Syracuse University.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Greg Angilly is a former coach at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco and the head coach of the Northwest Regional team at this weekend’s adidas National Lacrosse Classic in Germantown, MD. He will be filing regular reports of the tournament action. For more information about the event . . .

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6:45AM
from The Denver Post:
Overcoming the middle-child syndrome, Ryan Powell has earned recognition sandwiched between a brother who is a pro lacrosse league's top scorer and another who is college lacrosse's most decorated player. There are studies that suggest a middle child can get lost in the shuffle.
from Inside Lacrosse:
DENVER— The best lacrosse players in the world will put their talent on display in Denver on Thursday, July 17 when the 2008 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game comes to the Mile High City.
from SportsFive.net:
Brendan Green (Pittsford/Ithaca) and Mitch Ritchie (McQuaid/LeMoyne) were named the MVP for their respective teams in the First Annual Herb Fitch Lacrosse Senior Showcase presented by Adidas. Green led the Blue Team (Monroe County athletes) to an 18-10 victory over the White Team (Finger Lakes and GRALL athletes).
from LoHud.com:
With an increase in youth programs, more year-round opportunities and increased competition, Hudson Valley Empire State Games coach John Callanan has said that the average girls lacrosse player in the area is much better overall than just five years ago.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:00PM
from Cortland Athletics:
Kathy Taylor has been named the women's lacrosse head coach at SUNY Cortland, according to director of athletics Joan Sitterly . . . Taylor was a highly successful girls' lacrosse coach at Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) High School from 1988 to 2006.
3:30PM
from Chicago ABC-7:
Chicago Machine players are both professional athletes and working professionals with other full-time jobs. Off the playing field, Machine players are happy to trade their uniforms for stylish summer clothes- for work and leisure.
from VMI Athletics:
Such are the feelings in the VMI lacrosse family, as it is saddened to announce the passing of one of its own, Army Specialist William L. McMillan (Bill). According to the Department of Defense, McMillan, a VMI alumnus, was killed in action in Iraq on July 8.
from The New York Times:
In May, Styres paid $5.5 million to buy a 60 percent controlling share of the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and an undisclosed price for the Americans. He says he thinks he is the first individual American Indian — known in Canada as First Nations people — to own a major professional sports franchise.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
LMO gets rowdy with spirited English U-19 fans in British Columbia.
6:45AM
from WTVH-TV:
West Genesee high school girls lacrosse coach Bob Elmer took the reigns of the national All-American team in Baltimore this week. Elmer was joined by Lady Wildcats goalie Kelly Fucillo.
from FCALax.com:
FCA Lacrosse, part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is excited to introduce the FCA Harrow National High School Team.
from US Lacrosse:
Round robin overtime game
from US Lacrosse:
Pre-game highlights from the gold medal match of the ILF U-19 World Championships.
from US Lacrosse:
Team USA downs rival, host Canada 19-12 for sixth straight ILF title
from NLL Insider:
Well, even though he had some heat on his heels in the last couple weeks, Six Nations work horse Cody Jamieson took our first ever JR A Money Ballers.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:45PM
from CNYlink.com:
As anyone present in Baldwinsville during last weekend’s series of big events can attest to, the weather changed on a constant basis. And for the hundreds of girls lacrosse players . . .
from Army Athletics:
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The annual Army-Navy lacrosse rivalry will be taken to a new level for the next two years. M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, will be the site of the 2009 and 2010 service academy showdowns in conjunction with the Inside Lacrosse “Day of Rivals” . . .
from Inside Lacrosse:
Day one of the Maverik Showtime Lacrosse Spotlight had a very good showing with 125 players coming taking part in th event. New York had the the largest showing with 69 players coming to the event . . .
6:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Quality play and a close score Saturday led to the most competitive matchup in the Under Armour All-America Classic’s three-year history . . .
from Six Nations Arrows:
The Six Nations Arrows Express ended the 2008 regular schedule with a 6 - 5 loss to the Akwesasne Indians in Turtledome on Saturday night.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin:
Binghamton North High graduate Jack Davis is being honored with an induction into the Hobart College Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 15. Davis, a member of the Class of 1978, is one of six Hobart athletes chosen for the Class of 2008.
Monday, July 14, 2008 8:00PM
from North Carolina Athletics:
CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team has signed eight student-athletes to National Letters of Intent and added a recruited walkon for the 2009 season, head coach Jenny Levy announced on Monday.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Pay attention, members of the 2010 U.S. national team: you can't beat the Canadians on skill alone. They are better than you.
3:45PM
from Canisius Athletics:
Canisius midfielder part of Team Canada squad that won silver medal.
from Major League Lacrosse:
BOSTON, Mass. – Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Monday its weekly award winners for the week ending July 13, 2008 . . .
11:00AM
from Under Armour Lacrosse:
Fucillo played the first half of the Classic, giving up only three goals in 30 minutes allowing the North to build an 8-3 lead. (Boxscore)
from Inside Lacrosse:
Syracuse, Virginia choose to get home games back
from LoHud.com:
When Somers lacrosse star Joe Marasco orally committed to a scholarship offer from Ohio State last fall, he thought the college-selection process had come to an early end. But that changed in the middle of last month when Ohio State coach Joe Breschi announced . . .
Sunday, July 13, 2008 10:30PM
from LoHud.com:
It’s always been Joe Marasco’s dream to play lacrosse at Syracuse. Now he’ll have an opportunity to realize it. I just got off the phone with the Somers star moments ago. Earlier today, he told me called Syracuse coach John Desko . . .
9:45AM
from Submission:
Liverpool wins Blue Division Boys 7-8 Grade Sackets Harbor Tournament dominating competition 29-6 over four games on Saturday

from Baltimore Sun:
The Baltimore area is widely considered the center of the lacrosse universe, and even though local players had strong showings in last night's Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University, it was not enough to help the South win either game against players from the North.
from 2008WorldLax.com:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Team USA won the Gold Medal for the sixth straight time with a 19-12 victory over Canada today at the 2008 ILF U-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships at Coquitlam's Percy Perry Stadium.
from 2008WorldLax.com:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - The Iroquois Nationals captured their second ever bronze medal at the 2008 ILF U-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships July 12 at Percy Perry Stadium by defeating England 19-10.
from the Albany Times-Union:
It began with a classified ad in a magazine. A group of Irishmen wanted to form a national lacrosse team. One problem: No one played lacrosse in Ireland.
from LoHud.com:
With so much on his plate - from the Suffern High boys varsity lacrosse team to the Hudson Valley team for the Empire State Games - coach Dave McNally still found enough time to begin a boys lacrosse club program for local players.
Saturday, July 12, 2008 11:00PM
from ESPNU:
Tim Rommel (Henninger) puts in the game-winner as North win streak extends to three in Under Armour Classic, 13-12
from Inside Lacrosse:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Team captain Craig Dowd (East Northport, N.Y./Northport/Georgetown) had three goals and two assists, goalkeeper Adam Ghitelman (Syosset, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor/Virginia) made 19 saves and specialist Matthew Dolente (Phoenixville, Pa./Malvern Prep/Johns Hopkins) won 22 of 30 faceoffs to lead the U.S. under-19 -
from Globe and Mail:
COQUITLAM, B.C. — Canada lost to the U.S. in the gold medal game for the third year in a row at the under-19 men's lacrosse championship, a 19-12 defeat Saturday. It was the sixth straight gold medal for the US . . .
from Lacrosse Magazine:
England's James Prescott pulls prank during ILF U-19 interview
from Major League Lacrosse:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - For the Rochester Rattlers, spreading the wealth was the team’s main key to success on Saturday night . . .
from LaxPower:
A significant update is now available for the file of Men's Division I-III All-Americans -- including "Little All-Americans" -- since 1922. The database currently has 9,366 records. That represents the addition of 1,065 entries . . .
6:21PM
from GrumpMedia.com:
US wins Gold at Under-19 World Championships, 19-12
from JustLacrosse:
from 2008WorldLax.com:
Boxscore: Iroquois takes third with win over England, Zac Guy gets hatrick in loss
Iroquois: Trevor Clark (Onondaga Central), Dalton Powless (Corcoran), Aaron Printup (OCC), Emmett Printup (Niagara-Wheatfield/OCC '09), Michael White (Hobart), James Cathers (Corcoran), Lyle Thompson (Salmon River), Miles Thompson (Salmon River), Pierce Abrams (Niagara-Wheatfield).
from JustLacrosse
Reminder: UA All-America Classic 8PM ESPNU
11:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
from NLL Insider:
"We’re right where we wanted to be. In the championship game, with an opportunity to play the best in the world," said Canada head coach Gary Gait.
from the HelenaIR.com:
"They have done an extraordinary job,” said Nedra Darling, a team member parent who has attended all the games at Percy Perry Stadium. “They have held their heads up high. They showed up here and fought like heck."
from the Baltimore Sun:
When it comes to pressure on the lacrosse field, there's not a whole lot Steele Stanwick hasn't faced. The Sun's 2007 Player of the Year . . .
from Major League Lacrosse:
Andrew asks: Are MLL players allowed to cut the palms of their gloves? Unlike in other levels of lacrosse, players in Major League Lacrosse
Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30PM
from the Auburn Citizen:
Though the interest was there, Hoey had to make a choice. The first team all-state player on the gridiron had another passion - lacrosse. And though the midfielder had football offers from several programs, he chose to play lacrosse for Division III SUNY Cortland over West Point, Nazareth and St. Lawrence.
from Syracuse Athletics:
from Limestone Athletics:
Limestone College Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Mike Cerino has released the incoming class of 2008-09. Sixteen newcomers . . .
from the Utica Observer-Dispatch:
The operation moved from a 22,000-square-foot facility on Champlin Avenue, where it had been for five years, to a 46,000-square-foot facility . . .
from MPNnow.com:
from Newsday:
These 20 players will travel and compete at the Empire State Game from July 23-27 in Binghamton. The team is dominated by players from West Islip and Manhasset.
from Major League Lacrosse:
In 2007, Boston’s Mikey Powell dazzled the crowds with his acrobatics, and will be back to defent his title. This year, there may be a little sibling rivalry involved, as Denver’s Ryan Powell is also participating in the event.
6:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Ohio State has promoted assistant coach Nick Myers to be its new head coach, the school announced on Thursday.
from Baldwisville Girls Lacrosse:
from the Watertown Daily Times:
WATERTOWN — The city will honor three Syracuse University lacrosse players, Kenny Nims, Greg Niewieroski and Brendan Loftus, at a ceremony beginning at 6 pm on July 21 at the Flower Memorial Library.
from TSN.ca:
from Lacrosse Magazine:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Two years ago, the U.S. men's national team lost for the first time in 28 years thanks to a Canadian faceoff specialist named Geoff Snider. With Matt Dolente on its side . . .
from 2008WorldLax.com:
from 2008WorldLax.com:
Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:00PM
from 2008WorldLax.com:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Team USA will play in the Semi-Finals at the 2008 ILF U-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships against England July 10 at 4:00 p.m. at Coquitlam's Percy Perry Stadium.
from 2008WorldLax.com:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Canada will play in the Semi-Finals at the 2008 ILF U-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships against the Iroquois Nationals July 10 at 7:15 p.m. at Coquitlam's Percy Perry Stadium.
from Major League Lacrosse:
The Washington Bayhawks (3-4) swoop into PAETEC Park this Saturday to take on the Rochester Rattlers (4-3). Both teams are coming off a bye . . .
from Lacrosse Magazine:
With the right combination of rarified air and an unparalleled fan base, the Denver Outlaws have this Major League Lacrosse thing pretty well figured out.
6:30AM
from LaFayette School District:
As many of you are aware, our LaFayette Lacrosse coach, Kevin Gale has been struggling with kidney disease and diabetes ove the past several years . . .
from The Hamburg Sun News:
It is pretty typical that a younger sibling follow in the older’s footsteps. Joe Resetarits has followed big brother Frank’s blueprint in lacrosse to a tee, thus far.
from The Missoulian:
Oren Lyons is set to watch the country's most elite American Indian sports team play in the semifinals of the 2008 Under-19 World Lacrosse Championship on Thursday. The Iroquois Nationals, representing the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy . . .
from Brown Athletics:
from the Prince George Citizen:
He’s carved out a niche playing NCAA field lacrosse on spacious outdoor pastures for the Cornell Big Red. But there’s no doubt . . .
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 4:15PM
from Le Moyne Athletics:
Join us on Monday, August 11th at the Tuscarora Country Club in Marcellus, NY for the 28th annual Le Moyne College Gold Wave Open. Located on one of Central New York's finest private country clubs, the annual event is the largest friend-raiser for Le Moyne College Athletics.
from NLL Insider:
The Iroquois Nationals will play Canada on Thursday night for the right to advance to the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) U-19 World Field Lacrosse Championship final.
from Albany Athletics:
Luke Cometti (West Genesee) and Matt Cushing (ES-M) included among impressive 2012 class at SUNY Albany.
from Newsday:
from LaxPower:
CAPE ?COD, Mass. - ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to the ECAC Lacrosse League.
6:30AM
from West Genesee Lacrosse:
The 5th annual John Pepper Wildcat Invitational for high school varsity teams and the 7th annual John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament for 14 year olds and under . . .
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
How about these obstacles for trying to rebuild a crumbled, tarnished winter sports empire:
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:45PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Four coaches are interviewing for the vacant head coaching job at Ohio State this week and a decision is expected by next week, sources familiar with the situation said.
from 2008WorldLax.com:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Iroquois (3-2) beat Australia (1-4) to eliminate the Aussies from medal contention at the 2008 ILF U-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships July 7 at Percy Perry Stadium.
from The Province:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Lacrosse is more than a game to the Iroquois Nationals and fans at the world under-19 championship in Coquitlam are acknowledging it. The purple, gold and white Iroquois Nationals T-shirts have been the hottest item . . .
from 2008WorldLax.com:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Team USA finished their round-robin games undefeated once again by defeating England 24-4 July 7 at Percy Perry Stadium and sit in first place in the Blue Division.
from 2008WorldLax.com:
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Respected New Jersey coach takes challenge of leading U.S. U-19 juggernaut in stride
5:00AM
from Drexel Athletics:
Philadelphia, Pa.- Drexel University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Chris Bates has announced the signing of eight student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play at the school this fall.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
COQUITLAM, B.C.- A day after a roller coaster win over Canada, the U.S chugged along to an easy 24-4 victory Monday over a battered Team England . . .
from US Lacrosse:
BALTIMORE – The US Lacrosse Men’s Division Board of Governors and the US Lacrosse Men’s National Teams Committee is pleased to announce several items pertaining to the 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team which will compete in the 2010 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship in Manchester, England.
from Major League Lacrosse:
In conjunction with the MLL All-Star Game on July 17th in Denver, New Balance will offer 40 limited-edition Chinese Dragon themed jerseys that will be worn . . .
from Major League Lacrosse:
It has been almost a month since the 2008 Major League Lacrosse draft. As of yet, 34 of the 50 collegiate players drafted last month have dressed for games.
Monday, July 7, 2008 1:00PM
from NPR/WYYY's Fresh Air:
According to Michael Sokolove's book Warrior Girls, female athletes are more vulnerable to injury than their male counterparts. The statistics are alarming:
10:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - It began and ended with James Green. Green capped a rally from a seven-goal deficit . . .
from LaxPower:
The United States rallied from a five-goal deficit with less than seven minutes to play to stun Canada 16-15 in overtime . . .
from 2008WorldLax.com:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Team USA stormed back after trailing by seven goals in the fourth period to remain undefeated after 33 games in tournament history with 16-15 overtime victory Over Canada on July 6 at Percy Perry Stadium.
from 2008WorldLax.com:
Sunday, July 6, 2008 10:30PM
from 2008WorldLax.com:
The US was down 15-10 in the fourth quarter.
from the Times of Wayne County:
The 2008 Gananda Youth Lacrosse Tournament was held last Saturday at Dolomite Park in Walworth. Twenty-three youth lacrosse teams, including five Gananda teams, participated . . .
Sunday, July 6, 2008 Noon
from Syracuse Ahletics:
Thursday, July 3 - We arrived in British Columbia two days ago (July 1) and spent the last couple of days practicing in preparation for today’s opener against the Iroquois.
8:30AM
from JustLacrosse:
from 2008WorldLax.com:
Plus the rest of the schedule and links to completed game's boxscores
from MudCrab Lacrosse:
As I probably have completely failed to mention I am staying at the same hotel as the Iroquois Nationals team and most of them are pretty impressed that someone like me is willing to travel nearly 30 hours straight, alone, just go support a Championship like this when he doesn't really know any of the players.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Ed Mulheron, Canandaigua: "The skill of cradling is one of the most important in the game of lacrosse. Learning to cradle takes some time . . .
Saturday, July 5, 2008 7:30PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Usually goalies can relax with a double-digit lead. Not Adam Ghitelman in today's U.S.- Japan game. "It was so nerve-wracking. I much rather would have had one up there," said Ghitelman . . .
from The Peterborough Examiner:
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Canada was victorious in a 15-12 thriller against Iroquois Nationals Saturday in the 2008 ILF U-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships at Percy Perry Stadium.
8:00AM
from the Watertown Daily Times:
Watertown - Local lacrosse players looking to keep their skills sharp don't have to travel far to find quality competition. Thanks to the North Country Lacrosse League, it's practically in their own backyard.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Coquitlam, B.C. - The U.S. boys under-19 lacrosse team got to spend the Fourth of July in a way that few people ever do -- winning a game in international competition wearing a Team USA jersey.
Friday, July 4, 2008 9:30AM
from Canada's Virtual Museum
Detailed history and wonderful photos
from cnylink.com
Many athletes aspire to go pro after college, or even straight out of high school. Sean Grogan, a junior at West Genesee High School, is doing one better: with his newly minted Irish citizenship . . .
from Lacrosse Magazine
Coquitlam, B.C. - Thirty is a significant milestone for most people. It's a significant milestone for the U.S. boys' U-19 lacrosse team, too.
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell women’s lacrosse program will get an infusion of new talent for the 2009 season with the addition of 11 incoming freshmen . . .


from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Suzie Friedrich, who served as head coach at Division III Washington College for the last five years, has been named assistant women's lacrosse coach at Cornell University it was announced today by head coach Jenny Graap '86.
from LoHud.com
Four-time Class C sectional champion Rye placed a Section 1-leading five players on the 20-member scholastic men's lacrosse team that will represent the Hudson Valley in the 31st Empire State Games July 23-27 in Binghamton.
from the Lewisboro Ledger
If their 11-10 loss to Rocky Point in the state Class B semifinals wasn’t hard enough to accept . . .
from the Auburn Citizen
Auburn native Greg Downing, a midfielder for the Los Angeles Riptide, was selected to play in the seventh annual Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, July 17 at Denver's INVESCO Field at Mile High.
from Major League Lacrosse
Boston, MA – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced those players . . .
Thursday, July 3, 2008 9:00PM
from 2008WorldLax.com
US up 18-13 with 6:00 left in the fourth period.
from 2008WorldLax.com
6:30AM
from JustLacrosse
Twenty players chosen for Central Men's team, along with 10 alternates.
from SportsFive.net
Coach John Schembri has announced the Western Regional team that will play in Binghamton as part of the Empire State Games starting on July 24th.
from JustLacrosse
Playing lacrosse at a young age is nothing new to central New Yorker’s these days. Kids can get into organized recreational leagues . . .
from Syracuse Athletics
Midfielder Josh Amidon (Lafayette, N.Y.) and longstick midfielder Joel White (Cortland, N.Y.) will help defend the gold for Team USA at the U-19 International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) World Championship.
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head coach Gary Gait has been named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College head women's lacrosse coach Patty Kloidt has been selected the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association.
from the Grand Island Record
Niagara-Wheatfield’s Corinne Abrams and Emmett Printup are Tewaaraton 2008 Oustanding Native High School Player Award Winners.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Ed Mulheron, Canandaigua, Coach of the Year, led Canandaigua to the Class A state semifinals after winning the Section V title.
from US Lacrosse
BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse is pleased to announce that more than 450 boys high school lacrosse players have been named as All-Americans for the 2008 season.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 7:30PM
from JustLacrosse
Playing lacrosse at a young age is nothing new to central New Yorker’s these days. Kids can get into organized recreational leagues . . .
6:15PM
from JustLacrosse
Twenty players chosen for Central Men's team, along with 10 alternates.
4:15PM
from Major League Lacrosse
Boston, MA (July 1, 2008) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced those players who have been selected to play in the seventh annual Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
3:15PM
from Major League Lacrosse
KEVIN: When we first started playing in the youth league I was in 6th grade and he was in 2nd grade . . . I swear he looked like a helmet with legs coming out the bottom.
from Major League Lacrosse
Also, Matt Cassalia, Liam Banks, Steven Brooks, and Mike Leveille
6:30AM
from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
ROME — In the shadow of Rome Free Academy and surrounded by the woods, high school juniors and third-graders learn lacrosse just feet from each other.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Volunteers are still needed to help support the competitions and opening ceremony festivities at the Empire State Games, scheduled for July 23-27 in the Binghamton area.
from the BellevueReporter.com
Josh Amidon and Joel White each score a goal in lopsided win.
from NLL Insider
Entering Week 6 of this thing and we finally see the guy at the top of the leaderboard that I’m sure most would have picked as their favorite for our JR A Money Baller champ… Six Nations Arrow’s forward Cody Jamieson.
from the Asbury Park Press
BRICK — The township's two artificial turf fields are free of lead, according to an engineering report. The fields at Drum Point Sports Complex and Veterans' Memorial Elementary were tested by PMK Group . . .
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 4:00PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
U.S. U-19 coach Chuck Apel assesses his team on the eve of ILF tournament
from Cornell Athletics
Photo gallery of the Schoellkopf Field installation project as of July 1


from Major League Lacrosse
Matt McMonagle . . . has not lost a game since becoming the Lizards starter.
from Inside Lacrosse Blog
Players’ Note: Two things I cannot stress enough that turned coaches off: mouthing off and bad grades/test scores . . .
6:30AM
from the Auburn Citizen
During his long career as an Auburn coach, Bob Dean was many things. He was a friend, a mentor, a role model and a leader both on and off the field.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Rachel Ballatori remembers the moment about four years ago when she first realized she might be the girl Brighton coach Rich Curtis was counting on becoming Brighton's next great lacrosse player.
from DigitalSports.com/adidas
The top players were selected by a committee of New York high school coaches after a three hour evaluation process at Irondequoit High School in Rochester . . .
from Inside Lacrosse
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Monday its weekly award winners for the week ending June 29, 2008 . . .