Septemeber 2008 Archives



Tuesday, September 30, 20084:00PM
from Le Moyne Athletics:
6:45AM
from Onondaga Nation:
The St. Albans varsity lacrosse team’s trip to Syracuse, New York, in late April produced more than just a victory over national powerhouse West Genesee High School. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the trip was the connection formed between the Bulldogs and the Onondaga Nation.
from Cornell Athletics:
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will have an exciting fall season to start piecing together a new-look team over the next two weekends. The Big Red will play NCAA semifinalist Syracuse at home on Saturday, Oct. 4, as well as playing four games against national teams at the U.S. Lacrosse Stars and Stripes Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Syracuse.
from Major League Lacrosse:
It was a bumpy ride to the MLL for Queener, whose collegiate career started at Penn State, derailed to Herkimer Community College, and concluded at the University of Albany. It was at Albany under head coach Scott Marr that Queener was able to showcase his talents as not just a shot blocker, but as an offensive spark and as an exceptional athlete.
Monday, September 29, 200811:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Daryl Veltman, who comes from a winning pedigree himself, is hoping to be one of the guys who quickly leads the expansion Boston Blazers to the top of the mountain in the National Lacrosse League.
from LaxPower:
Lacrosse at the high school level has grown almost 100% just since 2001. While it may still not challenge the top 10 sports in terms of sponsorship, it is continuing to expand rapidly while most other sports are not.
from Inside Lacrosse:
from the NCAA:
Sunday, September 28, 200810:30AM
from The Ithaca Journal:
Last weekend, the athletics administrators who collaboratively run the State University of New York Athletic Conference kicked off a celebratory fall meeting in the same room in Cortland State’s Moffett Center where the league was created 50 years ago.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
The rewards of hard work and inspiration surround Curt Styres in splendid grandeur every day he climbs out of bed.
Saturday, September 27, 20082:00PM
from The Ithaca Journal:
Longsticks Max Dorne and Nick Gradinger have been forced to “retire,” coach Jeff Tambroni said, because of painful back injuries.
from LaFayette Lacrosse Assosication:
Sunday, October 19, 2008 Shotgun Start at 12 Noon. Orchard Vali Golf Course Rt. 20 LaFayette, NY
6:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Ivy League doesn’t do much in the way of transfers or facilities upgrades, but there were some newsworthy events around the league this summer.
Friday, September 26, 20083:30PM
from William Smith Athletics:
Schatz was a four-year member of the (Middlebury) Panthers’ lacrosse team, and led the team to three-straight NESCAC Championships and NCAA Tournament semifinal appearances from 2005 to 2007.
from Cornell Athletics:
As part of Inside Lacrosse’s “Back to School: Ivy League” feature, Cornell University senior midfielder Max Seibald is being featured in a podcast.
Thursday, September 25, 20087:45PM
from Towson Athletics:
A first team All-CAA pick as a junior, Ondrako is a three-year starter on defense who has played in all 51 games of her college career while making 49 starts.
from NLL.com:
On January 3, 2009, the New York Titans will face the Toronto Rock in a regular season game at Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, FL.
from the AP:
The findings were detailed in the report "Who's Playing College Sports? Money, Race and Gender" by professor John Cheslock of the University of Arizona and released by the Women's Sports Foundation on Wednesday.
from the NCAA:
The NCAA has made a financial investment in two officiating companies – The Arbiter and Excel Sports Officiating (ESO) – and now holds a controlling interest in those enterprises. The acquisitions further the NCAA’s strategic goal of ensuring fairness within student-athlete competition at the collegiate level while offering guidance to officials serving other amateur sports organizations.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
This years auditions will be held in a three day format which includes an interview, photo shoot, practice session and a day of dancer and model judging. Grant will be on hand for guest judging on Sunday, September 28th.
6:30AM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Syracuse University lacrosse coach John Desko assessed his 15-member freshman class:
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
As humbling as those practices have been, Drew might be underestimating his learning curve. At a recent practice, he kept pace with the fleet Abbott during sprints. He was by no means the slowest player on the field.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Guadagnolo, a former standout at Syracuse University, helped guide the Orange to the 2008 NCAA National Championship. In his junior year, the Jordan, NY, native started 13 games at close defense and was one of only five players to start every game.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
. . . from a friendly game among zebras and giraffes in Botswana, to a more utilitarian use of equipment on Mount Fuji, to some sweet action here on the US mainland.
Wednesday, September 24, 20082:30PM
from Northwestern Athletics:
from Inside Lacrosse:
BYU has taken on NCAA Division I opponents in scrimmage formats before, but UMBC and Denver should test the Cougars’ mettle like never before. This also marks the first time that BYU will compete against such high caliber teams in the state of Utah.
Tuesday, September 23, 20086:30AM
from Syracuse.com/Donna Ditota:
SU coach John Desko said he's spent a good portion of this fall getting back to basics with his defending national champions. If you happen to wander past a practice, glance at the players and realize you have no idea who many of them are, here's why:
from Inside Lacrosse:
from Major League Lacrosse:
Entering the 2008 season, the Rochester Rattlers had not won a post-season game in the team’s entire history. That was destined to change with the talent and experience flooding the 2008 roster.
from NLL Insider:
Names like Gary and Paul Gait, John Tavares, Jim Veltman, Tom Marechek and a few others dominated the hell outta the 90’s, there’s no doubt. But who’s been doin’ what those legends did, over the past ten years or so in today’s NLL?
Monday, September 22, 2008Noon
from The Earth Times:
“Aaron’s love of the game and his background in the world of professional sports and entertainment management will be invaluable in our efforts to grow the franchise and the popularity of lacrosse in one of the most diverse sports and entertainment markets in the world,” said New York Titans owner Gary Rosenbach.
from Inside Lacrosse:
From Syracuse's amazing run to the NCAA championship to Brian Langtry's breakout season with the Denver Outlaws to the U.S.'s victory at the U-19 World Championships, it's been an amazing year . . . Who was the best player? What was the biggest upset? The sweetest goal? The inaugural IL Awards are your chance to get in the game and vote on your favorite players and moments of '08.
Sunday, September 21, 20088:30PM
from Cornell Athletics:
. . . marking just the second time since 1966 that the Big Red has had a single captain of the men’s lacrosse team. Tambroni also announced the award winners for the 2008 season.
from WNDU-TV:
St. Joe County Police just told Newscenter 16's Erin Logan that list includes members of the football, and men's and women's lacrosse team.
10:30AM
from LoHud.com:
The honorees are Yorktown graduates Brian Carcaterra, Joe Ceglia and Rob Doerr, former John Jay standout Jen Green and official Chuck Piebes.
from LaxPower:
NEWBURGH, NY – Mount Saint Mary College has announced it will add men's and women's lacrosse to its intercollegiate athletic program. The two new teams will be introduced as intercollegiate club sports for the 2009-2010 season, with the aim of moving to full varsity status for 2010-2011.
Friday, September 19, 20085:00PM
from Cornell Athletics:
Harkness coached both ice hockey and lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cornell University and Union College, as well as for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League during a storied career that saw him inducted into numerous Halls of Fame.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Save for a few shifts in assistants and a transfer or two, the biggest news - by far - was the upcoming shift in the conference that pairs with the Big East and NEC’s formation in coming seasons.
6:45AM
from US Lacrosse:
BALTIMORE – The third annual US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes Weekend, featuring the 2008-09 U.S. women's national team, will be hosted by Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 2008. The U.S. team will compete in exhibition games against international teams Scotland and the Haudenosaunee, as well as collegiate teams Syracuse, Cornell and Vermont.
from LoHud.com:
Yorktown, which advanced to the Class A state semifinals this past season, wants to remain in Class A, even though its enrollment technically places it in Class B.
from ILTV:
Army head coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) talks about implementing discipline in your program. (5:12)
from LaxPower:
Oneonta State Head Lacrosse Coach Dan Mahar has announced the addition of Brian Tilley to the 2009 Red Dragon's coaching staff. Tilley joins Oneonta State following a successful playing career at the University of Hartford.
Thursday, September 18, 20084:30PM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Kahoe, who missed the 2007 season with a shoulder injury, became part of a growing trend in men's college lacrosse when he announced his intention to transfer to Syracuse University this fall to play out his eligibility.
7:00AM
from Binghamton Athletics:
The Binghamton men's lacrosse program has announced the hiring of two former players to its coaching staff in preparation for the 2009 season. Former All-America goalie Kevin McKeown has been named the first assistant while 2007 graduate Rob Williams will serve as the second assistant.
from LaxPower:
from Inside Lacrosse:
Well, the ceiling has finally been broken in the women’s lacrosse market. We have our first $200 lacrosse stick in the women’s game.
Wednesday, September 17, 200811:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Despite a scintillating finish to the conference action last season, it was a down year for the America East, which only saw one team qualify for the NCAA tournament. But this offseason, there’s been some moving and shaking, as the AE gets ready for their attempt at redemption in ’09.
from the NCAA:
More than a dozen proposals altering the NCAA’s recruiting rules will be considered by the membership during this legislative cycle, including measures changing when a prospect officially becomes a student-athlete and altering the ban on electronic communication with recruits.
from the NCAA:
After high fuel prices, decreased flight capacity and new trip-related fees resulted in higher-than-budgeted expenses for championships travel during the past fiscal year, all three NCAA divisions are studying how to respond to those conditions during 2008-09.
Tuesday, September 16, 20088:00PM
from mLive.com:
U.S. District Judge Janet Neff declined to hear the request, noting that the firm and store waited six months to file a lawsuit against the collegiate sports association. No future court dates have been set.
5:45PM
from Georgetown Athletics:
Featuring seven home games, including out of conference matchups between Syracuse, Harvard, and Navy, the Georgetown University 2009 Men's Lacrosse schedule was released today by Head Coach Dave Urick.
from Alfred University Athletics:
The game will pit current Saxons against former AU players. It is being held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, when former AU coach Al Brown and former star goalie Peter McClean will be inducted into the University's Sports Hall of Fame.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
“We’re excited to re-sign Steve to a long-term contract and it really means a lot to our organization that he wants to retire as a Knighthawk,” said Thorpe.
1:00PM
from Yale Athletics:
This will be the second straight fall that the Iroquois and Bulldogs have played. Last October in Madison, Conn., attacker Tyler Casertano '08 tallied four goals in a 12-6 Yale victory at the Surf Club's Strong Field.
12:30AM
from JustLacrosse:
Combining sequential and skill appropriate lacrosse training and instruction, personal training and instruction off-season, and nutritional education, combined with college recruitment counseling for families. More details and contact information here.
from Cornell Athletics:
from Penn Athletics:
“I am very excited to add this group to our program,” said Voelker, who enters his seventh season with the Quakers. “I feel there are some outstanding lacrosse players in this class who will help us win a lot of games.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
LMO's Matt DaSilva reports upon further examination
Monday, September 15, 200811:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine:
I didn't know Dave, but we had a mutual friend who forwarded me a link to his blog, Dave Getting Stronger. The blog chronicled his 14-month struggle against lymphoma. I also looked him up in Cornell's archives and found that as a senior, he was the winner of the Charlie Hustle Award, presented to the player who displayed outstanding hustle on the practice and game fields.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
The NCAA-imposed changes to men's lacrosse stick regulations are subtle, but the reactions from equipment manufacturers - including Warrior Sports' recent lawsuit against the college sports governing body claiming damages of at least $30 million relating to the new rule - have created a maelstrom.
Sunday, September 14, 20084:15PM
from Le Moyne Athletics:
Scrimmage: Le Moyne vs. Ithaca College, October 5th, @ Nottingham HS, 11AM
from ShutoutGoalieAcademy.com:
Click here for info and registration form.
12:45PM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Voice your opinion in our poll. Answer order is random - poll closes 6PM Wednesday.
from Syracuse Athletics:
from Cornell Athletics:
from the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
McCallie School junior T.J. Kemp may be the the most recruited Tennessee lacrosse player in history, and the process is only beginning.
from NLL Insider:
Last weekend’s NLL Entry Draft in Boston is gonna be "that" draft. It’s gonna be "that" draft that years from now everyone says, "Oh yeah man, 2008 is the year things really started moving."
from the Peterborough Examiner:
This weekend the members of the Canada's 1978 world field lacrosse champions are having a reunion in Oshawa, 30 years after their victory. This team, coached by Peterborough's Bob Allan and with Peterborough players John Grant Sr., Carm Collins, Sandy Lynch, Jim Wasson, Tim Barrie and myself as an assistant coach, defeated the undefeated Americans in overtime for the gold medal.
Saturday, September 13, 20088:15PM
from California Athletics:
BERKELEY - Brianne Tierney joined the California lacrosse staff as an assistant coach, Golden Bears head coach Theresa Sherry announced today. Formerly an assistant coach at Monmouth, Tierney was a player at Colgate and played against Cal as a senior in 2007 at Memorial Stadium.
from Cornell Athletics:
Live audio and video options will be available for purchase so that Big Red fans can follow many of their favorite teams this coming season.
from Inside Lacrosse:
A letter from Wesley College head coach Christian Zwickert: The lacrosse community (coaches of all levels, officials, fans and kind people all over the country and the world) has done a great job in supporting my family battle my son Collin’s challenges with Cerebral Palsy. I would like to ask a huge favor from the lacrosse community – help all children with disabilities!!
from Inside Lacrosse:
Since the last time a league team saw the field of play, an awful lot has gone down in the amalgam that is the ECAC. New conferences have sprung up and drained the league of members, only to have new GWLL orphans enter the fold, starting in 2010.
from the Baltimore Sun:
The industry knew it was coming for a while now. Over the last decade, the manufacturers, including Warrior, have designed sticks that make the ball harder to dislodge and ultimately warranting more violence to defend against, according to detractors, some of them quite esteemed.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Utilizing a “Gap Year” is slowly becoming a more popular option for student-athletes who are either not sure if they are ready to attend college, need a little maturing, or require an additional year in order to bolster their self confidence.
Friday, September 12, 20084:00PM
from US Lacrosse:
Palumb . . . was an All-America goalie at Syracuse two decades ago. He and the incomparable Gait twins were there when the Orange was winning three consecutive national championships. Matt was the Most Valuable Player in the 1988 tournament.
from US Lacrosse:
BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has announced that Mike Pressler, a former U.S. team assistant coach and the current head coach at Bryant University, will serve as the head coach for the U.S. men’s lacrosse team that will compete in the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England.
from LaxBuzz/Baltimore Sun:
In what she hopes can be a model for the rest of Howard County, Wilde Lake athletic trainer Allison Hammond has launched a program aimed at reducing the occurrence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries for female athletes at the school.
6:30AM
from The Ithaca Journal:
Lang, a 6-foot-3 midfielder out of St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco, is the most decorated recruit of Tambroni's nine-man freshman class announced last week by the program. The fall season starts with a practice tonight for the Big Red, which completed the 2008 season with an 11-4 record.
from Inside Lacrosse:
It’s hard to overshadow the big news coming out of the ECAC this summer — that all but three teams will be departing in 2010 and the remnants will join forces with the GWLL remainder — but whether it was transfers, coaching moves or schedule shake ups, a number of teams tried.
from Inside Lacrosse:
from NLL Insider:
The National Lacrosse League’s Board of Governors are considering the use of instant replay to assist officials during games. The move to begin an exploration into the use of instant replay was given unanimous approval by the Board of Governors during the recent league meetings in Boston.
from the Fort Myers (FL) News-Press:
"The difference is the artificial turf is a great surface 100 percent of the time, while the natural grass is a terrible surface almost all the time."
Thursday, September 11, 20086:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics:
"The members of this year's class exemplify the extraordinary tradition of Syracuse Athletics," said director of athletics Dr. Daryl Gross. "We have the honor of celebrating their athletic accomplishments, along with their tremendous service to the community. Please join us in recognizing such distinguished representatives of our University."
from Inside Lacrosse:
The following is a list of crucial goals that could have been overturned had instant replay been in use for the past 25 years. If I missed anything, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
The artificial turf field was closed in April when lead was found in the nylon fibers from the turf surface. After a local scientist and federal agencies declared it safe to play on last month, the school board reopened the field at Michael Bragman Stadium.
Wednesday, September 10, 20085:15PM
from Hampden-Sydney Athletics:
Plunket has had an impressive playing career that continues today in the MLL, where he most recently help the Rochester Rattler's capture the 2008 MLL Championship. In college, he was a standout midfielder and face-off specialist at powerhouse Syracuse University.
5:00AM
from the Peterborough Examiner:
The Peterborough native, regarded by many as the best lacrosse player in the world, has undergone three surgeries in 12 days at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre to try to stop an infection which spread from an injured elbow to his left knee.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Come fall, thousands of teenage lacrosse players will descend on high school, college and recreational fields for weekend tournaments that get under way at 8 a.m. and don't end until the final horn blares at around 4:30.
from Inside Lacrosse:
IL was out all season, and our photographers are no exception, taking thousands of photos from recruiting camps and summer tournaments to plaster the website and pages of Inside Lacrosse Magazine.
Tuesday, September 9, 20088:15PM
from TheChampionshipSeries.org:
4:00PM
from the Syracuse Post Standard:
They will not rest on their 2008 laurels, they say. They will instead continue to pursue the path that led to last year's championship, the 10th in program history. That means more conditioning, more weight training, more focus on lacrosse.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
John Grant c/o Rochester Knighthawks
The Blue Cross Arena
100 Exchange Street
Rochester, NY 14614
or email them to: jgrant@knighthawks.net
from Inside Lacrosse:
Before the fall tournaments kick off in October, Inside Lacrosse will be taking a look back at the offseason that was and looking forward at the season to come, checking in with each conference to see where things stand for each team in Division I men’s lacrosse. We start this feature off with the MAAC conference, which features Canisius as its defending champion.
from Inside Lacrosse:
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Minnesota Swarm today announced the franchise will host the first-ever NCAA Division I lacrosse game in the state when the University of Notre Dame lacrosse team battles the United States Military Academy at West Point (Army) on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.
5:00AM
from Syracuse.com/The Post Standard:
The Post-Standard's Donna Ditota talks to players and Head Coach John Desko during the team's first day of practice.
from Syracuse.com:
The Orange men officially started the 2009 season today at Wohl Field in the Manley Field House complex. The first practice of the fall season happened this afternoon. And players seemed determined to leave the 2008 championship where it belonged: In the past.
from American University Athletics:
Schoenberger, an attacker, was a two-time Academic All-American out of Penfield High School. She was a three-time first team all-county selection and named 2008 Team MVP. She helped lead her team to a Section V Championship and state semifinal appearance in 2007.
from NLL Insider:
Last I spoke with Junior was last Monday, Sept. 1. He had just helped the Rattlers win their first MLL championship and he was getting ready to play that Game 7 that could have put the Lakers in a position to defend their Mann Cup title. But Junior never made it to that game.
from Air Force Athletics:
Schoenberger, an attacker, was a two-time Academic All-American out of Penfield High School. She was a three-time first team all-county selection and named 2008 Team MVP. She helped lead her team to a Section V Championship and state semifinal appearance in 2007.
Monday, September 8, 20081:30PM
from US Lacrosse:
Interested in starting a lacrosse program but unable to fund it? The US Lacrosse Equipment Grant may be just the answer you’re looking for.
from LaxPower:
Cornell, SU, Colgate, Le Moyne, Hobart, Binghamton, Albany, Army
from Syracuse Athletics:
Many former Orange lacrosse standouts came back to Syracuse this past weekend to celebrate the 2008 NCAA Championship.
from Rochester Knighthawks:
Grant will be in a knee brace from four to 12 months, at which time he will enter another surgery to re-insert his ACL. The doctors will only operate on Grant once the infection is completely gone. In the meantime, Grant is being treated with various antibiotics to combat the infection.
from US Lacrosse:
US Lacrosse is pleased to offer the US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Grant, in conjunction with the Positive Coaching Alliance, to help organizations educate their coaches, officials, athletes and fans on honoring the game.
from US Lacrosse:
BALTIMORE – Baltimore is known for three things: crabs, lacrosse and Cal Ripken. Attendees of the 2009 US Lacrosse National Convention will get to experience at least two out of three of those things first-hand.
from US Lacrosse:
Clinics are held in conjunction with a local US Lacrosse chapters. Potential clinic hosts are strongly encouraged to review the attached handbook prior to applying to host a local event.
from US Lacrosse:
Upstate Chapter Clinic at Manley Field House, October 11th
Sunday, September 7, 200811:45PM
from JustLacrosse:
from NLL.com:
A total of 76 players were selected in the six-round Entry Draft, which features the best young talent from NCAA lacrosse programs at US colleges and universities as well as Canada's junior lacrosse system. Complete results here . . .
from Syracuse Athletics:
BOSTON - Five members of Syracuse s 2008 national championship team were selected in the 2008 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Entry Draft Sunday at the TD Banknorth Garden.
1:00PM
from NFHS.org:
Lacrosse gained the most participants among boys sports in 2007-08 with 11,336 . . .
11:00AM
from NLL Insider:
Rochester gets Aaron Wilson . . .[and] another first round pick in the 2009 draft. It is no secret that they want Sid Smith and Cody Jamieson (if he decides to finish his collegiate career early).
Friday, September 5, 20083:45PM
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Bucktooth enters his second season with the Knighthawks in 2009 after signing with the team as a free agent last January and serving as a member of the practice squad. He played most of the 2008 season with the Senior "B" Onondaga Redhawks of the Can-Am league, where he notched 30 points (13+17) and 26 PIM in 14 games.
from NLL Insider:
He’s smart, unselfish, skilled, athletic and can play a variety of roles on O depending on where he ends up. He’ll go first overall unless something really strange plays out. Knows how to elevate his game when the heats on too.
6:30AM
from Virginia Athletics:
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia Athletics Department announced Thursday (Sept. 4) that the University and head men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia have agreed on an extension of his current five-year contract that will keep him at UVa through the 2012 season.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Two years ago, while en route to the National Lacrosse League championship, the Rochester Knighthawks went 17-2. Not good enough in terms of the record, says new coach Paul Suggate.
Thursday, September 4, 20085:00PM
from Syracuse Athletics:
On Saturday, the Orange s 2008 NCAA Championship team will be recognized at halftime of the football home opener against Akron. The game begins at 3:30PM
from UMBC Athletics:
Grimm was one of 44 seniors in the nation to earn a slot on the Under Armour All America game and he became just the third player in school history to earn All America honors in consecutive seasons. He amassed 56 goals and 59 assists in a stellar senior season.
from the Baltimore Sun:
Many schools have no cap and they may hold tryouts every year for walk-ons. The key is to walk on, but not be a stranger. Call the coach before the season and ask them if there are walk-ons. He may not know yet, but they will all be honest with you about the chances of tryouts occurring or making the team generally.
from US Lacrosse:
This position is responsible for the management and oversight of all programs associated with membership retention and acquisition and call center services. The positions also serve as a member of the organization’s Executive Team and supervises membership and call center staff.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Hulme comes to Vermont from Holy Cross where he was an assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse team last season. He served as the Crusaders recruiting coordinator.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
LM's instructional archive for men's and women's lacrosse players and coaches
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
This season, the Knighthawks will offer fans the opportunity to take advantage of three convenient ticket packages to enjoy the 15th season of Knighthawks’ lacrosse.
Wednesday, September 3, 20086:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
Like much of lacrosse, the above scenario has its roots in Upstate New York. Tressel was an assistant football coach at Syracuse in the mid-1980s and said the lacrosse program often played a doubleheader with the football team’s spring game. He said the situation, however, was reversed: It was lacrosse that would lure a crowd to the spring football game.
6:30AM
from The Daily Orange:
Jamieson, an attack who led Onondaga Community College to a pair of national junior college titles in 2006 and 2007, spoke with The Daily Orange in a telephone interview Tuesday. Fall practice for the defending national champions begins Sept. 8.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Who was the best player? What was the biggest upset? The sweetest goal? The inaugural IL Awards are your chance to get in the game and vote on your favorite players and moments of '08.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Rochester also announced that former defenseman Mike Hasen and Freeman Bucktooth will join the staff as assistant coaches.
from NLL.com:
The season will consist of 104 regular season games, taking place over seventeen consecutive weekends from December 27th, 2008 through April 18th, 2009.
from The Buffalo News:
He won’t be the first prep football star from Western New York to play Division I college lacrosse instead. Mike Blocho was the 2003 News Player of the Year in football after carrying 234 times for 2,210 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior at Grand Island but went on to score 90 career goals at Canisius College, leading the Golden Griffins to their first-ever NCAA Tournament last spring.
Tuesday, September 2, 20084:45AM
from TullyCornfieldClassic.com:
The Tully High School lacrosse coaching staff, in conjunction with The Tully Lacrosse Association, is pleased to invite you to our Fourth annual Fall Lacrosse Invitational on November 8, 2008. We will host thirty-six varsity teams, on nine full fields, in a one-day event, starting at 9:00am.
from NLLInsider.com:
Knighthawks general manager Regy Thorpe is confident Junior will be healthy in time for the start of the National Lacrosse League season and on Monday . . .
Monday, September 1, 20087:15PM
from LoHud.com:
Today, after all, was the first day college programs could contact high school juniors. And if they do that on the first day they’re able, it’s a pretty good indication they are very interested.


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