November 2008 Archives



Sunday, November 30, 200811:00PM
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from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Shawn Evans led Rochester with two goals and two assists, while Jason Henhawk and Joe Walters chipped in two goals apiece. Shawn Williams, Aaron Wilson, Logan Kane and Joel McCready added single goals.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Welcome to all who are still stuffed from their Thanksgiving feast. This is my first full American thanksgiving as a resident and I hope not the last. What can you say about a holiday that starts mid week. Our celebrations began on Wednesday and the eating hasn’t stopped.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Players and staff from the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks will join members of the dance teams to rings bells to raise money for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign on Tuesday, December 2nd at Eastview Mall.
Friday, November 28, 20087:45PM
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from the Rochester Knighthawks:
We did the signing with the best interests of the team at the forefront of our minds, especially with Marshall Abrams not reporting and Scott Ditzell not arriving until January,” said Thorpe. “I’ve always been a team player and the team and management group will always come first.”
Thursday, November 27, 200811:15AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine:
The last place Richard Roy expected to find lacrosse was in the abandoned bowels of a middle school building in the high desert of Oregon.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Big City Classic places a tripleheader on the big stage of Giants Stadium. The lineup starts with North Carolina vs Virginia, followed by Syracuse vs. Princeton and concluding with Hofstra vs Delaware. Lacrosse.
Wednesday, November 26, 20081:15PM
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from Notre Dame Athletics:
Hilling is a 5-2 netminder from Rochester, N.Y., and plays at Brighton High School where she was an honorable mention US Lacrosse All-American in 2008. A dynamic goalkeeper between the pipes and around the crease, Hilling is quick and technically sound in goal.
Tuesday, November 25, 20084:00PM
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from LoHud.com:
Pfiffner has the perfect size — at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds — and speed — he runs a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash — to qualify as a prototypical midfielder in today’s era of Division I lacrosse.
from Otterbein College Athletics:
In his five years at St. John Fisher, Hartnett helped build a team from the ground up and take it to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) playoffs three years in a row and to a school best 11-3 record in 2008.
from FayetteFrontPage.com:
In October, Williams received the U.S. Lacrosse Youth Excellence Award for Girls’ Coach of the Year. Prior to her arrival to Georgia, Williams was the varsity lacrosse coach at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. for five years. There she amassed a 67-10-2 record as a coach, including a perfect 17-0 season in 1996, when her team won the New England Championship.
from Ohio St. Athletics:
Ohio State University has submitted a formal bid to host the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship in Ohio Stadium, Buckeye head coach Nick Myers announced. The Buckeyes are in the group for the upcoming bid cycle, which includes the 2010, 2011 and 2012 championships.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
"Picture This," Lacrosse Magazine Online's reader-submitted photo series, shreds new horizons in its November edition - from a high school jamboree in Nebraska to one enthusiastic astronaut at the International Space Station.
from US Lacrosse:
Inherent within all professional organizations is the potential for conflicts of interest, harassment, abuse of power, and other forms of unethical practice. Through the establishment of an organizational Code of Ethics, US Lacrosse has defined a set of guidelines to promote and protect the spirit of the game, safeguard the best interest of the participants, and establish and maintain standards of behavior.
from UConn Athletics:
“I am extremely proud and excited to announce our first recruiting class in the new era of UConn Women’s Lacrosse,” McMahon said. “These girls add tremendous speed and depth in the midfield, athleticism on defense, and finishers on the attacking end. They are not only great athletes, but wonderful people whose work-ethic is unparallel[ed]. They will be instrumental in helping us compete for a Big East Championship in the years to come.”
Monday, November 24, 200810:45AM
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from NLL Insider:
From the first report of his fall, tributes and well wishes flew in for the well-respected journalist, both from his colleagues at the Buffalo News and from various readers and friends via a Blog set up by the News for people to comment on and send their regards.
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from WHAM-TV:
A sophomore at the University of Rochester is in the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car early Sunday morning on Mt. Hope Avenue near Ford Street. Police say Allyson Hogan, 20, was trying to cross the road with a group of friends when she was hit.
from the Charlottesville Daily Progress:
Dom Starsia, head coach of UVa’s men’s lacrosse team, said the team has been spending time together since they heard the news on Saturday. “The whole thing is stunning and completely bewildering,” Starsia said. “We’re just trying to sort this out.”
from Inside Lacrosse:
I look at the schedules today of our student-athletes. The sport is growing; parity is leveling the playing field which is great for the game. The impact it has on some teams and conferences is that the time away from campus is growing due to the travel schedules.
Friday, November 21, 20085:00PM
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from Cornell Athletics:
Cornell University men’s lacrosse player Max Seibald has been named a semifinalist for the fifth annual Coach Wooden Citizen Cup, given to one collegiate and one professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others.
from Inside Lacrosse TV:
Check out Spencer Van Shaack and the Syracuse lacrosse team practice in the Dome for the first time this season.
from Inside Lacrosse TV:
Join Army lacrosse at practice and in Minnesota for a fall ball event with attackman Brooks Korvin.
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from Inside Lacrosse TV:
Syracuse middie Spencer Van Shaack shows you the lacrosse team's workout and bus trip to Long Island.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Rochester Knighthawks will continue their 2009 National Lacrosse League Training Camp on Saturday, November 22nd from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Rochester Sports Garden (1460 East Henrietta Road). The second session is on Sunday, November 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The sessions are free and open to the public.
from Le Moyne Athletics:
The Dolphins, who finished the 2008 season with a 15-2 record and their third consecutive appearance in the National Championship game, have 13 games scheduled on their slate in 2009. Five of Le Moyne's 13 opponents were ranked in the top-10 of the final 2008 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches' Poll.
Thursday, November 20, 20084:30PM
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from Lacrosse Magazine:
Tom Borrelli passed away this morning. The longest-tenured member of the Lacrosse Magazine staff, Tom was severely injured in a fall covering a high school football game, rendering him paralyzed from the neck down and in need of a respirator. Due to complications from the injury, Tom died at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning . . .
from NLL Insider:
Bob Chavez remembers Tom Borrelli: I first met Tom sometime back in the late 1990s when, as a sports reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., I was sent to Buffalo to cover a Sabres-Senators game. I was still a pup in reporter years and had some trouble with my computer connection at HSBC Arena . . .
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from LaxPower:
“We, as a staff, are proud to announce the outstanding inaugural class enrolling at the University of Florida in the fall of 2009,” O’Leary said. “These quality young women will build the foundation of the future success of Florida lacrosse."
from LaxPower:
Google Image Search now has "never-before-seen images from the LIFE photo archive. This effort to bring offline images online was inspired by our mission to organize all the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s.
from LaxPower:
adidas Lacrosse has announced that Teams from Rochester and Ontario will compete for the Brogden Cup in the annual best of three games International High School Field Lacrosse Team Competition on December 5-6th in Orlando, Florida. The Brogden Cup, which is on display at the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Baltimore, Maryland has an historic and meaningful past.
Wednesday, November 19, 20087:45PM
from LaxPower:
The early signing period for the National Letter of Intent (NLI) ended today, and our databases are now online with the first round of information we have gathered or received for men's and women's recruits (both early commitments and others) for the 2009-2010 season. The lists have about 400 men's and 450 women's players now but will grow fairly rapidly over the next few months.
from NLL Insider:
“I’m still getting used to Gary Gait of the Rochester Knighthawks … but first day of training camp, I was pretty happy. It wasn’t that bad. I got out there and got moving a little bit. It felt pretty good,” he said.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Santa Claus won’t be the only one making special deliveries this holiday season. The Rochester Knighthawk players will visit season ticket holders in December and January as part of a new ticket promotion.
3:30PM
from Onondaga CC Athletics:
Vinnie Alexander (Westhill) headed for Le Moyne
Sophomore Vinnie Alexander ‘09, of Syracuse, has received a scholarship and a letter of intent from Le Moyne College to transfer in fall 2009. Alexander is a humanities major and currently holds a 3.2 GPA. Alexander is a graduate of Westhill High School in Syracuse and is an attack man on the 2008-09 men’s lacrosse team and he received 2nd Team All-American honors at attack and all conference 1st team. He is an academic All-American.
“Vinnie is a great player who has also worked hard to become a great student,” Wilbur. “As a coach, I’m so proud of his achievements in the classroom and on the field. He’ll be a great addition to the lacrosse team at Le Moyne. I can’t wait for both of these outstanding student-athletes to take the field again this spring.”
The 2008 team captured its fourth consecutive NJCAA Region III championship and its eighth consecutive Mid-State Athletic Conference championship earlier this year.
from Le Moyne Athletics:
The Le Moyne College Athletic Department announced on Wednesday the unveiling of LeMoyneDolphins.tv that provides live online video streaming of athletic events. In partnership with the Pack Network, the new site will allow Le Moyne fans across the country to view their favorite athletic events through live or archived video.
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from MPNnow.com:
Wilson also created the Pittsford lacrosse program from scratch and served as the first coach. He started by teaching third and fourth graders how to play through the recreation department. “When I started if you saw a kid with a lacrosse stick, not only did I know who he was, but I probably gave him the stick,” said Wilson. “I bought all the equipment myself not realizing that those kids would become high school students and would want a team.”
from the Watertown Daily Times:
"(Cody would) be the best player in Division I lacrosse," Wilbur said. "He's a relentless kid. The points come to him. He feeds, he rides and he's unstoppable one on one."
from the Watertown Daily Times:
Watertown High School senior Taylor Nims signed a national letter of intent Monday in the school library to play Division I women's lacrosse at Syracuse University. Nims considered other colleges but decided to uphold a family tradition by playing for the Orange. Her brother, Kenny, will be a senior captain on SU's men's lacrosse team this spring.
from News 10 Now:
Nate Frechette also signing to play lacrosse for Le Moyne. He was one of seven Brothers athletes signing their letters of intent Tuesday. Six of them are heading for division one and six of them going to play college lacrosse.
from Courier Post Online:
"It came down to Syracuse and Northwestern," said the midfielder, who scored 84 goals and had 49 assists last season. "The two big factors were distance and what school offered me the most money."
from Susquehanna Athletics:
She has been a member of numerous national committees, including the NCAA women's lacrosse championships and NCAA regional advisory committees. She chaired the championships committee from 2003 to 2005, and she is still an NCAA championships site representative.
Tuesday, November 18, 20084:00PM
from Major League Lacrosse:
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, and the Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA) announced today that they have come to terms on a multi-year agreement which will make Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium home to the New Balance Championship Weekend for the next three years, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
from LacrosseStrength.com/CNBC:
. . . an interview scheduled with Greg Peyser (NY Titans/NJ Pride) tonight. If you have any questions you’d like asked, email me at pete@lacrossestrength.com. We’ll be talking about his job on Wall Street, playing for both the NLL and MLL, and his training strategies.
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from LaxPower:
Lacrosse has lost perhaps the biggest fan the sport has ever known. Tom Lener, whom I once described as an "inimitable font of lacrosse knowledge and best fan the game ever had," died on Sunday. Although he never played lacrosse, it was one of his passions, and Joe Lombardi dubbed him a "superfan" in a Journal News article in 2004.
from LaFayette CSD:
On Monday, November 17, 2008, John Greeley signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University next fall.
from Army Athletics:
Army lacrosse coach Joe Alberici announced the schedule for the 2009 season, Monday. The challenging slate, which includes nine home contests, will pit the Black Knights against the likes of defending national champion Syracuse and quarterfinalist Duke, along with another tough Patriot League slate.
Monday, November 17, 20083:30PM
from LoHud.com:
If you are a lacrosse player or coach in the Lower Hudson Valley (or a regular at the LaxPower forums) then you knew Tom L.
from Inside Lacrosse:
. . . the All-Greater Rochester girls lacrosse midfielder applied to Virginia, Massachusetts and Maryland. She sent them all a highlight tape. Conley didn’t hear from any of them. That’s when Northwestern coach Kelly Amonte Hiller called her.
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Newsday.com had originally reported that Froccaro had signed a National Letter of Intent with Syracuse, however IL has learned that he’s still headed to the Tigers . . .
from The Buffalo News:
The Buffalo Public Schools this weekend will reopen the press box at All High Stadium, where a Buffalo News reporter suffered life-threatening injuries last week in a fall down a steep set of metal stairs.
Saturday, November 15, 20089:30PM
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Rochester Knighthawks opened their 2009 National Lacrosse League Training Camp today at the Rochester Sports Garden (1460 East Henrietta Road). The Knighthawks hit the floor from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in front of 30-plus fans. “We have a long way to go, but I saw a lot of great things out there,” said Head Coach Paul Suggate. “We a pretty good first start.”
9:15PM
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Hello lacrosse fans, I hope all is well out there. First off, I would like to apologize for the length of this first blog, but there has been a lot going on since late August . . .
from The Buffalo News:
It's a day of memories, good and painful, and a chance to say goodbye to an old friend. Hundreds gathered today at the Buffalo Convention Center to bid farewell to Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, home to thousands of memories.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Newsday.com is posting that Port Washington (NY) midfielder Jeff Froccaro, IL’s No. 29 senior, has signed a NLI with Syracuse . . . Also, in some big news for North Carolina fans, Onondaga Community College grad attackman Ed Prevost signed his NLI to play with the Tar Heels. Prevost was last year’s National Attackman of the Year, JuCo Offensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American.
Friday, November 14, 20083:00PM
from the Portland LumberJax:
Powell was third in goals (21), tied for first in assists (43) and second in points (64) for the Jax in 2008. The West Carthage, New York native scored at least two points in every game and scored five points or more in eight of the 16 regular season games.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
LMO's Q&A series leapfrogs a year to get the Bryant coach's perspective on patriotic responsibility looming in 2010
from the Brantford (ON) Expositor:
Landon Miller, in his first year as president of the Six Nations Arrows, confirmed Wednesday that the Ontario Lacrosse Association junior A team will have Scott Smith back as director of team operations and Regy Thorpe back as head coach.
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from the Auburn Citizen:
Aldrich's ability to play just about any position is a plus for the Huskies and that will be put into shape next year. She has mostly played defense and midfield for the Maroons.
from The Dallas Morning News:
A bid was placed last month to get one or more of the college lacrosse Final Four tournaments from 2010 to 2012 . . . Stephen Jones, a team executive vice president and son of owner Jerry Jones, announced in May that he wanted the new Cowboys stadium to become the first arena west of the Mississippi to host a college lacrosse championship.
from the Watertown Daily Times:
"He's the brains of our defense," Ventiquattro said. "Jamie plays with his brain first, and his feet follow. A lot of kids let their feet go first without thinking and get beat. Jamie is never in that situation."
Thursday, November 13, 20084:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Inside Lacrosse No. 1 Young Gun Senior John Greeley is expected to sign his NLI to Johns Hopkins Monday at 3:30 p.m. at LaFayette Central HS.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Class introduction (5:04) and videos on each inductee.
from loudvideo:
. . . on Tom's induction into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Borrelli is currently breathing with the aid of a respirator and has no feeling in his arms and legs after he fell down a steep set of stairs at a Buffalo-area high school while covering a football game last week, according to The Buffalo News, the newspaper Borrelli writes for while not contributing to Lacrosse Magazine.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
LMO's Matt Zash looks at the changing landscape of club lacrosse in HS ranks
from Maritime College Athletics:
Colin Gallagher is a two year letter winner, became the starting goalkeeper in the middle of his freshman season, and has gained the respect of all of Maritime’s opponents for his intensity and ability to direct the Privateer defense.
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from the Las Vegas Sun:
He recorded 120 points — including 85 goals — last spring to lead Bob Miller Middle School to the Las Vegas Lacrosse league semifinals as a seventh grader. Then in the summer, he was asked to join a competitive under-19 squad.
from WVIR-TV:
He comes from a football family and he's been a star quarterback at Saint Anne's Belfield the last few years but Wednesday, Howie Long made it official: he's choosing a different sport for college.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
The girls at Brighton draw the attention of major-college women's lacrosse programs with more ease now more than ever before.
Wednesday, November 12, 20083:30PM
from Ultimate Performance Lacrosse:
Roadhawks also sending team to King of the Mountain Tourney at Lehigh
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Mandee O'Leary, the former Yale coach hired in June 2007 to construct a team that debuts in 2010, had secured nearly 20 verbal commitments by May. Some of them donned Gators gear at the NCAA Division I championships and wrote in black marker on the back of a pizza box, "That's right. We're Gators."
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Parents, prospects and coaches often ask me to identify the ideal time a prospect should launch his or her college quest. Although each prospect initiates their recruiting plans at different times, I would say a good date to “get out of the gates” is January 1 of the junior year.
from Mercy College Athletics:
Prior to beginning his professional career, Levine was a standout at the University of Albany where he was named to the 2006, 2007 and 2008 America East All-Conference First Team. He helped his team to a NCAA Division I tournament appearance in 2005 and again in 2007 where the Great Danes upended perennial power Loyola (Md.) in the first round.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Queener Cam follows Rochester Rattlers goalie Brett Queener (Penn Yan/SUNY Albany) and brother Brice (Penn Yan/Georgetown) for a day. (7:08)
Tuesday, November 11, 20083:30PM
from LaFayette Lancers:
Plus a link to their 2009 schedule
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Cornell men's lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni discusses the current state of the verbal commitment.
from NJ.com:
The Titans play in the 13-team National Lacrosse League and normally play their home games at Madison Square Garden. Last season the team reached the league semifinals. The team is led by Casey Powell, a former three-time All-America for Syracuse University.
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from SportsFive.net:
Thanks to Coach Paul Wilson of SportsFive.net for these photos
from Inside Lacrosse:
If you like the New York Yankees you should root for Syracuse - Each has a record number of titles in their respective sports. Each also has a fan base that brings up the number of titles at an annoyingly high rate.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The offer allows fans a chance can to hang out with their favorite players at The Blue Cross Arena with the purchase of discounted hockey tickets to watch the Rochester Americans.
Monday, November 10, 20087:00PM
from Bucknell Athletics:
Barry is a three-year starting defender for the Bison. She has started every game over the past two seasons and 44 of a possible 47 in her career. In 2007 she ranked third on the team in ground balls (29) and caused turnovers (19), and last year she also ranked among the team leaders in both categories.
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from Inside Lacrosse:
The six lacrosse teams involved are worthy of the big stage. North Carolina, Virginia, Syracuse, Princeton, Hofstra and Delaware have advanced to the NCAA Semifinals a combined 67 times. They have won 24 NCAA championships, including the one Syracuse claimed last season.
from Lacrosse, Inside the Game:
“We are delighted to be the recipients of the generosity of this spectacular event”, said Sandra Hancox; Director of the Children’s Wish Ontario Chapter. “We look forward to working with these great volunteers to make as many wishes come true as possible”.
11:30AM
from The New Yorker:
In our junior year, he’d been briefly in the news, when the Navy lacrosse coach refused to allow his team to take the field at Annapolis, because of Lucien’s presence as a player on the visiting Harvard team. Lucien was black—the only black player on the team, just as he was the only black member of our class.
from the Victory (BC) Times Colonist:
When your big brother says baseball is a wussie sport, throws away your baseball glove and tells you to play lacrosse, that's exactly what you do.
from Cicero-North Syracuse Athletics:
CNS lacrosse is trying to connect with all former players. Go to this site for information on how to check in with your alumni story.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Brett Queener reflects on the best trip of his life, Hawaii for the lacrosse tournament.
from Major League Lacrosse:
from Major League Lacrosse:
Major League Lacrosse is currently accepting applications for Officials for the 2009 season.
Sunday, November 9, 20089:30AM
from The New York Times:
“If we can capture the attention of the people in the metropolitan area, we have a chance to do something,” Virginia Coach Dom Starsia said in a telephone interview. “There are pockets of lacrosse around New York, but there’s also people on the edges who’ve only heard about the game.”
Saturday, November 8, 20089:15PM
from JustLacrosse:
from Turkeyshoot Lacrosse:
from Inside Lacrosse:
"I can't really say that any one coach is my favorite. They have all affected me in so many ways. Sean Smith, my high school coach at Corcoran, taught me how important it was to always work hard. Coach Jeff Long at Ithaca made me aware of the fact that I was pretty talented. He also told me that he wanted me to be an All-American, which made me work even harder."
from LaxPower:
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from US Lacrosse:
Thirty-two boys teams, thirty-two girls teams will participate, chosen on a first-come, first-served application basis. Tournament details and registration process outlined here.
from Maryland Athletics:
Groot has played in all 49 games during his career, with 34 starts to his credit. He burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2006, starting his first-ever game as a Terp. He earned third team USILA All-America honors in 2007 as a sophomore, after totaling 32 points on 21 goals and 11 assists.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Four sites — Baltimore, the Meadowlands, Denver and Foxborough, Mass. — submitted bids to host the 2010, 2011 and 2012 NCAA men’s lacrosse championship weekend, several sources have told Inside Lacrosse.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Several Laxie winners, David Streeten's trauma, Signature style of F-M's Matt Taylor, X's and O's from Carthage's Coach Ventiquattro, and much more.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Former Syracuse architect remembers less lean times in Cambridge, has Crimson on upswing
Friday, November 7, 20086:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
When told he had won the Laxie for Breakthrough Performance, Steven Brooks was a bit disappointed. Not because he didn’t appreciate the award; rather it’s that he really was gunning for Personality of the Year.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Virginia led 9-5 and had an E.M.O. in the third quarter. A shot from junior Gavin Gill hit the crossbar. Syracuse junior Matt Abbott gained control and, instead of running out the time on the penalty (this is Syracuse, remember), he looked for transition.
from Virginia Athletics:
“Releasing our spring schedule always serves notice that the opening face-off is in the not-so-distant future,” Starsia said. “Adding four-time defending Ivy League champion Cornell to the 2009 slate only makes one of the nation's most challenging schedules even tougher.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
A defensive standout in basketball, Drew will split athletic time between lacrosse and basketball. He's currently nursing a sore left shoulder that has kept him out of practice and out of uniform.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Amerks and Knighthawks weekly radio show, “Power Play,” will have an all-star lineup on Monday, November 10th at The Distillery at 3010 Winton Road South.
Thursday, November 6, 20083:45PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
With the pressure mounting this season, Desko rallied the senior leadership, pulled the team together and directed things as his troops reversed course. In the end, he had a rebuttal for all the naysayers: the Orange’s 10th national title, the fourth under his watch as head coach.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Besides a penchant for funky championship haircuts (mohawks tend to be popular), legendary Syracuse boys’ lacrosse high school program West Genesee is also known for dominating the New York Class A title scene.
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from Inside Lacrosse:
In March, we asked the big question: Is 2008 the most important season in Syracuse history? It was honest and to the point. So was the answer out of Central New York.
from Inside Lacrosse:
“I learned pretty quickly that when you cut through the middle you better put your stick vertical in front of your face or else you’ll get a good couple shots to the money-maker,” says Queener. “You live and you learn.”
Wednesday, November 5, 20088:15PM
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
“I am very excited to be a part of the Knighthawks. I have been a fan since I was 8 years old,” said Walters. “I am excited for the challenge to play a new game. I am playing for the Knighthawks to win another championship.”
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Former Rochester Knighthawks player and Assistant Coach Tom Emmick will be inducted . . . along with former Penfield Head Coach Mark Rice, former Canandaigua Academy & current St. John Fisher Head Coach John Johnson, and current East Rochester girls lacrosse coach Linda Michele.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Bumps, bruises and even broken bones and torn ligaments come and go, but the injury threatening the career of the lacrosse world’s brightest star came out of nowhere, sneaking up on John Grant Jr. and knocking him out of the 2009 NLL season.
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from Tully Cornfield Classic:
Ninety-four college coaches have signed up so far to attend.
Tuesday, November 4, 20082:00PM
from Syracuse Athletics:
Marechek etched his name SU record books, earning first-team All-America accolades three times in the course of his storied collegiate career. He still ranks second in career goals (182) and seventh in career points (258).
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from Hopkins Athletics:
A treacherous opening month of the season will also include home games against Hofstra and 2008 NCAA Semifinalist Virginia and road games at defending national champion Syracuse and 2008 NCAA Tournament participants UMBC and North Carolina.
from Binghamton Athletics:
Second-year Binghamton University women's lacrosse head coach Tony Zostant has announced the Bearcats' schedule and team captains for the 2009 season.
from Inside Lacrosse:
“I want to say thank you to my Mom, Dad, brother, sisters, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ricky Bobby, Lou Brown, Vince McMahon, Boz Scaggs, Baby Huey, John Thompson, . . ."
from Inside Lacrosse:
No one predicted rookie netminder Brett Queener would be the championship game's shining hero, rocking the 8,431 fans at Harvard Stadium with an explosive, high-intensity second-half performance that topped Rochester's 16-6 victory over Denver.
from LoHud.com:
DeGregorio is replacing Roy Colsey, who left after one season to become the head coach at Ridgefield (Conn.).
Monday, November 3, 200810:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Defining Moment: In the NCAA Semifinals against Virginia, Leveille strapped the Orange to his back. He had five goals and two assists, while being defended primarily by first-team All-America Kenny Clausen.
Sunday, November 2, 20084:15PM
from JustLacrosse:
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from New Balance:
New Balance’s season-long sports documentary, Season In The Balance is looking for a starring lacrosse team for the 2009 season.
Saturday, November 1, 20086:30AM
from Syracuse Athletics:
Looney and Rowan also served as team captains last season, while Rogers will serve in the role for the first time.
from The Colgate Maroon-News:
Colgate's student-athlete graduation rate is at an all-time high of 99 percent, slightly above other prestigious D-I universities including Notre Dame, Holy Cross, Duke and Northwestern. According to Assistant Athletic Director-Compliance Coordinator Ann-Marie Guglieri, this has a lot to do with the fact that Colgate has more to offer its athletes than do larger institutions.
from Syracuse Athletics:
Members of the Syracuse men s lacrosse team made an appearance at the United Way of Central New York on Friday, Oct. 31. They were there as part of the United Way s Walk the Talk III, an event for local businesses and organizations to turn in their campaign contributions or announce their upcoming fundraising goals.
from the Baltimore Sun:
The best Marachek story I know is really a story about how he made his way from Western Canada to Syracuse, which is where he started his U.S. Hall of Fame career. Here goes . . .


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