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Monday, August 31, 20099:30AM
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from SportsFive.net
SportsFive has announced the addition of a new feature on Sportsfive.NET. The "Player Profile" area contains individual pages for each of the more than 2,300 Section Five lacrosse players in the database. Information includes the player's team, class, scorebook data, sectional awards won and a comment area, where team awards, club team membership and other lacrosse information may be found. The "College Lists" are an effort to keep track of graduates who are continuing to play lacrosse at the college level. Understanding that information is constantly changing we are happy to have Coaches, parents and players request updates or changes.
Saturday, August 29, 20098:45AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
At the age of 13, Carson Dutkanych dreams that he will one day enroll at Syracuse University and wear the famous No. 22 for the Orange. Dutkanych doesn’t live anywhere near upstate New York. He hasn’t grown up on Long Island and certainly doesn’t have any kind of Baltimore twang in his voice. He has lived his whole life in Park City, Utah, and he’s absolutely crazy about lacrosse.
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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is proud to announce the U.S. Women’s National Elite Team coaching staff. Liz Robertshaw, Amy Bokker and Jessica Wilk Strosberg will serve as assistant coaches alongside head coach, Ricky Fried. Wendy Stone has been named manager of the U.S. Elite Team.
Friday, August 28, 20098:45AM
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Pittsford Central School District has won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's state Sportsmanship School of the Year. Pittsford, which competed with 768 high schools from 11 sections for the honor, is the only district in the state to receive the award.
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from MetroWNY.com
It’s not uncommon to get overlooked playing lacrosse beside some of the elite talent that comes out of Hamburg. Shawn Needham made sure that didn’t happen to him. After playing a crucial role for the Bulldogs as a utility player his sophomore year, Needham found his niche this past spring becoming an integral part of what turned into one of the finest defensive units in the program’s history.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Former Colgate University standout and current Boston Cannons face-off man Chris Eck ’08 was recently named the 2009 Warrior Most Improved Player of the Year by Major League Lacrosse (MLL). The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general manager of each of the League’s six teams.
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from NLL Insider
Hardy, who played for the MLL’s Denver Outlaws this past pro field season, is about as amped about the NLL as any American NLL Insider has checked in with over the years, a sincere, honest interest that will no doubt have Hardy as one of the top Americans taken in next month’s draft. Check out how SU’s offensive minded middie thinks he’ll fit into the league, and why his first NLL training camp will be far from the first time he’s played ball between the boards.
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from NLL Insider
The talent-rich attackman, who scored the overtime winner for Syracuse in the NCAA Division I championship game and would most certainly have been the No. 1 overall draft pick in the Sept. 9 NLL draft, apparently is forgoing a pro career for now and opting for school. “Cody has decided to return to Syracuse,” Lewis Staats, president of the Rochester Knighthawks told Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle in Thursday’s editions.
Thursday, August 27, 20099:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
In the wake of Toronto’s one-goal nail-biter of a win in the Major League Lacrosse Championship, a lot has been made of the Canadian makeup of Toronto’s roster, particularly since many of those same folks made up the core of Rochester’s 2008 MLL Champion. The debate centers around whether the hybrid Can/Am style that Toronto and Rocheter played has become the top game plan for success at the international level, and whether or not it’ll pave the way to another Canadian win at next year’s FIL World Championships in England.
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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has partnered with S3 Training to bring you lacrosse conditioning and drills in a series of videos. Here, Rob Slade demonstrates the value of midfield interval training.
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from Inside Lacrosse
We’ve all heard the same old song and dance before. “It’s a glorified beer league.” “Why can’t they play more like college?” “I can barely watch it.”

Major League Lacrosse, like anything else, is going to attract its share of haters. And while there’s no doubt that the league could do some things better, those on hand in Annapolis or those that tuned into ESPN2 saw a handful of great games, full of drama and excellent athletes doing their thing at a higher level than anywhere else in the world.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As the season wound down, Inside Lacrosse sent out a survey to all active players in the Major League Lacrosse world, asking questions ranging from players’ thoughts on the contraction from 10 to six teams at the beginning of the year all the way to who they think are the most underrated players in the league. Here are their responses:
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from Penn Athletics
"We are very excited to bring Brian to our staff," said Murphy. "He has a unique set of skills and will make significant contributions to our program. 'Doc' has been arguably the best player around at his position for the better part of a decade, and he is also fantastic at developing goalies. He possesses a great mind and eye for lacrosse, and will be an asset in all phases of the game. We are excited to have him serve as our defensive coordinator.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The 2009 MLL season has come to and end and in most cases, these players won’t be back on a field together until next season. While they’ll each workout on their own and surely keep playing, it’s hard to evaluate what each team can “work on” for 2010 – we can, however, tell you where each team stands.
Wednesday, August 26, 20097:00AM
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from 9WSYR
The complex will be home to the men's and women's soccer teams and the men's and women's lacrosse teams. The money for the new facility is coming from financial gifts to the school and a capital project fund.
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from US Lacrosse
The team will play games this September and October at the United States Military Academy at West Point (N.Y.), the United States Naval Academy (Md.), and Stony Brook University (N.Y.).
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from NLL Insider
Growing up playing field lacrosse in the states, you have a lot of the same drills regardless of the hotbed you’re from. With that being said when the transition time comes to apply one’s field game to the indoor one, a lot of the little nuances are never really there compared to those growing up playing the indoor game. So when most Americans play the indoor game it’s a lot of outdoor mentality that would never fly in a real indoor game.
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from VMI Athletics
“I believe this season’s schedule will be interesting,” stated VMI head coach Jeff Shirk. “Facing Navy, Army and Virginia will pose stiff tests, as always, and the MAAC Lacrosse League has proven that in conference play, any team can beat another on any given day.”
Tuesday, August 25, 200912:30PM
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from JustLacrosse
Steve Beville, head lacrosse coach at Cortland State University, will be forming a new club lacrosse team this fall. The CNY Arrows will begin play this fall and continue into the summer season. The team will practice in the Syracuse area and will play in various tournaments throughout the year.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As always, ILTV’s cameras were out in force at this weekend’s Major League Lacrosse championship weekend, racking up interviews with a lot of Toronto’s key contributors after their 10-9 win over Denver at Navy. Those videos are below, along with ESPN highlights from Saturday’s semifinal between Boston and Denver and Sunday’s finals.
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from LaxPower
Five Section 5 laxers headed for this North Carolina university.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
An active volunteer, Kulp also captained the varsity football and lacrosse teams at Vestal, was a member of the National Honor Society and received the President's Education Award.
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from CNY Roadhawks
All interested players must register online before September 13th.
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from LaxPower
LaxPower's databases are now online with the first round of information we have received or gathered for where men's and women's recruits – both apparent early commitments in November and others – will be headed for the 2010-2011 season. The lists have over 250 men's and 125 women's players and will grow fairly rapidly and steadily over the next nine months.
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from LacrossePlayground.com
With exactly one minute remaining in the first quarter of the MLL Championship yesterday, John Grant Jr. posts up on Denver Outlaw Brett Hughes and makes a ‘G Moment’.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
"I'm happy the way the knee held up," Grant said Monday before Game 5 of the MSL playoffs in Brampton, Ontario. "I felt lousy playing in the rain Saturday and couldn't get anything done. But I felt awesome Sunday afternoon. I took a spill Sunday night and the knee is sore, but it isn't anything serious."
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from Inside Lacrosse
IL wasn’t the only one staying on top of the weekend’s action.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
How can coaches stress the importance of having their players be able to use both hands while bringing a lacrosse ball down the field?
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from NLL.com
The draft will consist of six rounds. The league's eleven member clubs will select players from the top NCAA and NAIA college lacrosse programs, as well as players from Canada's junior lacrosse system. The Rochester Knighthawks currently hold the top two selections in this year's Entry Draft. For more information, please visit NLL.com.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

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from Utica College Athletics
“We are pleased to be able to use these sites to help keep our fans as informed as possible about the latest news in the Empire 8,” said Chuck Mitrano, Empire 8 Commissioner. “It is important to embrace and utilize these developing technologies in the same manner as we have been progressive on live video webstreaming and the many educational initiatives we undertake.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
The 2008 event raised over $150,000 for the foundation, and the 2009 edition still has a slot open for a Division I team (Hofstra, Drexel, Detroit, Fairfield, Lafayette, Quinnipiac, St. Joseph’s, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, UMBC and Villanova are already committed). For more information on the event, check out this PDA. Interested coaches can contact Matt Flynn or Brian Bair for more information about playing at the Classic.
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from LaxCoachMike.com
Articles, interviews, tips and tools for lacrosse coaches at all levels.
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from the AP/Arizona Daily Sun
Administrators around the country are reporting an increase in the number of people interested in officiating, especially in areas hit hard by the recession. The job typically won't make ends meet but it can help: A particularly active referee can earn more than $10,000 in a year.
Monday, August 24, 200910:15AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The MLL championship game Sunday was a story of three goalkeepers. For the Toronto Nationals, two goalkeepers plotted this tale. Rookie Doc Schneider and second-year man Brett Queener had split time all season. That is, until Saturday. Minutes before their semifinal matchup against the Long Island Lizards, Queener was hit by a teammate's shot in the right hand, which according to him, broke his fourth metacarpal and forced him to sit out the entire game.
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from NLL Insider
John Grant Jr. has been taking his return to lacrosse slowly, but this past weekend he kicked it into another gear, and then some. Yes, he played in Friday night’s Major Series Lacrosse playoff victory for the Peterborough Lakers, but he also played in games Saturday and Sunday to help the Toronto Nationals win the Major League Lacrosse championship in Maryland. He then flew — literally — back to Canada in time to rejoin the Lakers Sunday night as their MSL playoff series continued against rival Brampton. So if you’re doing the math, that’s 4 games in 3 days in 2 countries. How’d he do? Not too bad, considering.
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from Hometown Annapolis
In the semifinals of the Major League Lacrosse Championships Boston takes on Denver in one game and Long Island plays Toronto in the other at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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from The Toronto Star
I realize that a couple of years ago the Star declared lacrosse a "niche" sport, but enough is enough. The Toronto Nationals were in the MLL finals yesterday, a day after defeating Long Island. Yet you give them a single paragraph while the Little League World Series and tennis (a niche sport in my books) get better coverage.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com

Hayes said he expects players from all over the East Coast and beyond to register. There are no restrictions; players that have signed or committed can still register. “A lot of the summer recruiting camps have 500 or 700 kids,” Hayes said, noting every player will be put on a team with only 18 members in the morning games. “And some kids just don’t play on club teams. This is just a chance for kids to have fun playing lacrosse at a very high level and to hopefully get noticed by one of the coaches.”
Sunday, August 23, 200910:15AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine

For the second straight season, a team comprised predominantly of Canadian players reached the pinnacle of American field lacrosse, as the Nationals defeated the Denver Outlaws, 10-9, in the Major League Lacrosse championship game Sunday at Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium.
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from Albany Athletics
Former University at Albany All-America players Merrick Thomson, Brett Queener and Jordan Levine led the Toronto Nationals to the 2009 Major League Lacrosse championship in a dramatic 10-9 victory over top-seed Denver Outlaws on Sunday, Aug. 23 before more than 7,000 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The MLL championship aired live nationally on ESPN2.
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from Inside Lacrosse
After a flat start and a lengthy weather delay, Toronto stormed back in the fourth quarter to top Long Island, 14-13, in the day’s second semifinal. Merrick Thomson paced the Nationals with four goals, including the game winner — a shot from a scrum in front of the net of Long Island keeper Brian Dougherty with 2:12 remaining.
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from Inside Lacrosse
If there is one thing Toronto coach Dave Huntley is confident in, it’s that his team is going to score goals in Sunday’s Major League Lacrosse championship game against No. 1 seed Denver. And he should be confident – scoring goals is exactly what his team has done all season, leading the league in with an average of almost 16 goals per game. Having played each other three times in the regular season, theoretically, would make it easier to game plan for the Outlaws.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Behind three fourth-quarter goals from Josh Sims, Denver pulled away from Boston in the final frame of the first semifinal and advanced to championship Sunday. Sims, the veteran midfielder, paced the Outlaws with four goals on the day and goalie Jesse Schwartzman had 18 saves to anchor the defense.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
No one really knows who scored the most important goal in the Toronto Nationals’ young history as a Major League Lacrosse franchise.
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from NLL Insider
We’re all lacrosse nuts ’round these parts, but some of us are history nuts too and that’s why it’s so cool to give ya’ll a heads-up about this project that Tim Prothero is working on.
Vintage photo sets
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from NLL Insider
Team president Steve Donner says ticket sales are moving along briskly he was pleasantly surprised to have 200 season ticket packages sold in the first 48 hours after the team’s initial news conference to announce its arrival.
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from Examiner.com
Winn believes it's gaining popularity in Sacramento because its fast pace and high-scoring thrill is a welcome alternative to the slower game of baseball, and the low-scoring game of soccer. Whatever the reason, Winn and his assistant coaches, Steve McLaughlin and Chris Tait, like it because the game requires not brawn but speed and effort.
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Josh LaGrow joins ethix Girls Lacrosse Club as new Director on staff
from ethix lacrosse
Working in partnership with co-founders, Beth Farrell & Adair Milmoe, Josh comes to ethix with Assistant & Head coaching experience from Star Riders Lacrosse Club, Pinnacle LC and Little Sticks Lax Program. A four year NCAA D1 goalie at Penn State ('05), two-time Empire State Game Player (Gold medalist in '99) and 4 year Varsity player at CBA ('01), LaGrow is also currently Administrative Director for Learn As You Grow Child Care Centers in greater Syracuse.
Saturday, August 22, 20099:15AM
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from Major League Lacrosse
Semi's today at 1PM and 3PM on ESPN2. Championship Game tomorrow at 1PM on ESPN2.
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from SeniorBLacrosse.com
Thursday's 12-2 drubbing at the hands of the undefeated Green Gaels dropped the Redhawks to the bottom of Pool A as all four teams finished 3-1. Their 36 goals scored helped put them into the Tier II semifinals on Friday.
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from Lacrosse Inside the Game
It is a disgrace to the game to see the teams from Port Moody BC, and Onondaga (the ILA) going to a bronze medal challenge at 3 wins and 1 loss, while another team is going to the gold medal challenge at 0 wins and 4 losses. It is just a big old slap right in the face for trying to promote the game.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Got out of the office today and headed to Annapolis, Md., for MLL championship weekend team practices, the last chance for the guys to get loose before the games start Saturday at noon. Here are some highlights from the day’s action:
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from Rochester CC Photography
Some photos from Section 5.
Friday, August 21, 20099:45AM
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from NLL Insider
News outta Peterborough Thursday night is that Game 3 of the Major Series Lacrosse finals between Brampton and Peterborough was suspended in the first period because of a power outage. Game’s supposed to resume tonight, but it’ll be real interesting because no less than six players involved in this series plays for Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse, whose Championship Weekend begins Saturday in Annapolis, Md. The Nationals are scheduled to play Long Island at 3 p.m. so there’s either gonna be mad shufflin’ going on between north and south or some teams are gonna be without some key players. Who’s affected? Turn the page.
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from NLL Insider
Six teams are participating in two divisions, including the U.S. Developmental Team, the Upstate NY Bears, Baltimore/Washington, the Philadelphia Rage, Colorado Sabertooth and Black Bananas.

US Freedom Cup homepage
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from Inside Lacrosse
After picking up a pair of former Raiders — Matt Lalli from San Francisco in the dispersal draft and Brandon Corp in the Entry Draft — the Cannons had a nice of Colgate alums that Corp, a good friend of Eck’s, said has helped each of them to know someone’s looking out for their back and giving a helping hand when necessary.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, announced Friday the players who have been named to the 2009 All-Major League Lacrosse Team, recognizing the best players at each position. The All-MLL selections were based on votes submitted by the general managers and head coaches of the six MLL teams.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Toronto Nationals and Long Island Lizards will square off in the second game of Major League Lacrosse’s New Balance Championship Weekend 2009 Presented by Smartlink. Game time is set for 3 p.m. (ET) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. This will be the postseason rubber match between the two franchises after splitting the regular season matchups 1-1.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Boston and Denver face off in the first semifinal on Saturday, August 22 at 12 p.m. (ET) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. It will mark the third meeting between these two teams this season and the first time they’ve ever clashed in the playoffs. Joe Beninati and Quint Kessenich will call the action live on ESPN2HD.
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from News 10 Now
The proposal creates one high school, closes three elementary schools and the two middle schools. The remaining buildings would be upgraded and in some cases expanded to accommodate the changes.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
What would you name the wild play at the end of regulation of the Cornell-Syracuse NCAA men's championship game? It was perhaps the most dramatic sequence in the lacrosse history -- 24 seconds of mayhem that Syracuse's Kenny Nims began with a ride and ended with the game-tying goal in the 2009 NCAA Division I final in Foxboro, Mass. LM wanted to know how you branded this never-to-be-recreated play in lacrosse lore.
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from MetroWNY.com
“The first time Albany saw me was at the Tully Tournament (Cornfield Classic) in October and ever since, I had kept in touch with them a few times per month,” Feuerstein said. “Once July 1 hit and they could call me, they gave me an offer right away. I had visited the Albany campus at the end of March — it was the first school I saw — and I fell in love with it.”
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from the Lacrosse Magazine
The Major League Lacrosse championship will be decided this weekend at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. Top-seeded Denver plays Boston in the first semifinal at noon Saturday. Toronto and Long Island play in the other semifinal at 3 p.m. Saturday. The championship is 1 p.m. Sunday and will be televised on ESPN2.
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from the Inside Lacrosse
The extra year of eligibility granted to members of the Duke lacrosse team following the cancellation of the 2006 season has been a hot topic among fans. In May, just prior to the Blue Devils’ tilt with Syracuse in the NCAA semifinals, Inside Lacrosse reported that ACC Player of the Year, attackman Ned Crotty had made the decision to return to Duke for a fifth season. The Duke Sports Information office has now provided details on the eligibility status of the remaining players who have the option to take a fifth year.
Thursday, August 20, 20099:00AM
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Tambroni admitted that, initially, his primary mission was to win games and an Ivy League championship. But that all changed when George Boiardi, a senior captain, was struck in the chest with a ball during a game against Binghamton University on March 17, 2004. Boiardi died shortly after.
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from SeniorBLacrosse.com
The 3-0 Onondaga Redhawks downed Saskatchewan 10-5 Wednesday to remain unbeaten in Founders Cup. They finish round-robin play Thursday against the only other 3-0 team, the Green Gaels. Scroll down at this link for Team stats.
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from Cazenovia College Athletics
Auburn, NY native and former Cayuga Community College women’s soccer standout Lauren Pacelli has been named head coach for both the women’s lacrosse and soccer programs at Cazenovia College.
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from Inside Lacrosse
More of the country’s premier summer camps and recruiting events, the ones that attract packs of college coaches, have added sessions for “rising sophomores,” or kids who have just completed their freshman seasons.
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from Cornell Athletics
It’s Championship Weekend for Major League Lacrosse and Cornell University will be well represented with five former players – Ryan McClay ’03, Mitch Belisle ’07, Matt McMonagle ’07, John Glynn ’09 and Max Seibald ’09 – all making an appearance.
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from Major League Lacrosse
All four team practices are open to members of the media wishing to capture footage or interview MLL players and coaches prior to Championship Weekend. Additionally, these sesssions are also open to the general public.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Purists got their wish this season when Major League Lacrosse allowed four long poles on the field for the first time in the league's nine-year history. But how much of real impact did the rule change have on the game?
Wednesday, August 19, 200911:00AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
This Q&A appears in the "Give and Go" column of August's Lacrosse Magazine. Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 300,000-plus members today to start your subscription.
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from LaxPower
The IWLCA seeks both to recognize athletic excellence and to promote clarity and fairness in the process of selecting All-Americans. As such, the IWLCA has reconsidered the nominations from Northwestern and Loyola and has named the following as All-Americans and All-Regional honorees. The IWLCA congratulations all of these student-athletes on their outstanding achievement.
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from Major League Lacrosse
TSN2 will air Saturday’s second semifinal live beginning at 3:00 PM ET, featuring the #2 seed Toronto Nationals versus the #3 seed Long Island Lizards. Additionally, TSN2 will also provide live coverage of the New Balance Championship Game, which begins at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday. This is the first time in the nine year history of the League that Major League Lacrosse postseason games are broadcast in Canada.
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from Major League Lacrosse
In addition to hard-hitting action on the field, fans of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, can expect a full weekend of entertainment options when they travel to Annapolis, MD to attend the 2009 New Balance MLL Championship Weekend Presented by Smartlink at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on August 22 & 23.
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from PoliteRebel.com
First show back home from the nationwide tour. Supporting Nathan Moore.
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from SeniorBLacrosse.com
The Onondaga Redhawks are 2-0 in Founders Cup play with wins over Winnipeg and Red Deer. Today's game is against 0-2 Saskatchewan. Scroll down at this link for Game 1 stats.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Brett Queener brings you in-game action from the Top Dog lacrosse camp in Albany, NY.
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from Inside Lacrosse
With class of 2009 headed to campus, we’d thought we’d look at the Class of 2010 and offer an initial ranking. You can check out a full list of 2010 verbal commitments at the LacrosseForums.com. IL will be updating the Young Gun Rising Senior verbal commitment list through the fall as we prepare for the National Letter of Intent signing period in Nov.
Tuesday, August 18, 20092:00PM
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from the Baltimore Sun
After three years at Towson University, the Division I women's lacrosse championship will move to the North Shore of Long Island in 2011 as the NCAA announced Tuesday that Stony Brook University will host the event over Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 29.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced that the second semifinal game of this season’s New Balance MLL Championship Weekend Presented by Smartlink will be shown in syndication live on Universal Sports.Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, is the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic and lifestyle sports programming available in 56 million homes.
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from Sports Illustrated
1,127,000 Americans played lacrosse last year, making it the team sport with the largest increase (117.6%) in participation since 2000.
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from LITG Blog
Team Canada Lacrosse 2010 will be conducting a camp as part of the selection process for the team that will represent Canada at the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. The tryouts will take place from Friday, October 9, 2009 through Monday, October 12, 2009 at St. Michaels College School in Toronto, Ontario.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Andrew Kelleher, who was a four-year letter winner at the University of Vermont, has been selected to be the top assistant men's lacrosse coach in 2009-10 by Hamilton College head coach Scott Barnard.
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from SeniorBLacrosse.com
The Onondaga Redhawks opened up their 2009 Founders Cup Tournament schedule with a 16-4 romp over the Winnipeg Gryphons in Edmonton. Scores and stats will be updated here as they become available.
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from Inside Lacrosse
OCC's Jeremy Thompson and Ed Prevost top the list of players making the move to four-year schools. Lazers Pete Mumford and Dom Scalzo also in Top 10.
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from The York Dispatch
It was an unforgettable weekend for sure. Twenty of Rhein's players and 15 of their family members traveled to Fort Drum, N.Y., this past weekend to visit with the
10th Mountain Sustainment Division of the U.S. Army. The trip was a bit of a thank-you to the Eastern York lacrosse players for their support in recent months.
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from LaxAllStars.com
It almost feels like a Shakespearean tragedy. If you do your job well, nobody even realizes you were there. Officials generally don’t become well known around a league unless they make a call egregious enough to burn their image into a player or coach’s mind. The pay can be minimal and the glory hard to come by. So how do we entice more qualified individuals to sign up?
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league and ESPN will telecast the New Balance MLL Championship Weekend Presented by Smartlink, taking place August 22 & 23 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD.
The Denver Outlaws (9-3), Toronto Nationals (7-5), Long Island Lizards (6-6), and Boston Cannons (6-6) are all in contention for the League’s coveted Steinfeld Trophy.
Monday, August 17, 20091:30PM
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell University Department of Athletics and Physical Education has expanded its multimedia options to allow alumni and fans greater access to their favorite teams. Among the additions for the 2009-10 season are a brand new YouTube channel, a Twitter page and an iPhone application to go along with favorite features such as the RedCast audio/video subscription service, text message score updates, live stats and e-mail newsletters.
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from US Lacrosse
Dr. Maron’s research provides an invaluable perspective on Commotio Cordis in lacrosse, as well as ongoing US Lacrosse efforts to better understand and prevent this rare tragedy. In a recent interview with ABC News, Dr. Maron said, "US Lacrosse has made a large effort to support the design of an effective chest protector. (US) Lacrosse, in that respect, is unique among national sports organizations."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Nine familiar Upstate names make the list.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Geoff Shannon, John Jiloty and Jon Brand got together to discuss the making of the 2009 recruiting issue. From an influx of midfielders at the men’s DI level to the new Florida women’s program being honored with the No. 1 incoming freshman class, there was a ton to talk about.
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from Inside Lacrosse
An annual event here at Inside Lacrosse, the Power 100 is a quick view over the incoming recruits predicted to make an impact on DI lacrosse, either immediately or down the road. This list is chock full of high IQ laxers, talented athletes and intangible players who’s unique skill sets will help them see time come the spring.
from Inside Lacrosse
As part of our online coverage surrounding the 2009 recruiting issue, soon-to-be Johns Hopkins midfielder John Greeley (LaFayette) joined the podcast to talk about his summer workouts and his hopes for his first year in a Blue Jay uniform.
from Inside Lacrosse
LaFayette's Lyle Thompson is #1, Thomas Grimm and five other Upstaters on the list.
from Inside Lacrosse
Editor's Note:Inside Lacrosse previews its September Recruiting issue.

Our recruiting issue coverage on the women’s side doesn’t end with just the top incoming freshman - IL has expanded to include ‘Young Guns’ lists of both the top rising seniors and rising juniors from the classes of 2011 and 2010. Who are the top future stars on the women’s side?
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from Inside Lacrosse
With one of the best crops of goal-scorers and top-level stoppers in recent years, the Class of 2009 is sure to be going at it for the next four years. Spice in some tenacious, über-athletic, end-to-end defenders, and you’ll find a group of freshmen ready to make a contribution the moment they step on campus.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This was probably one of the harder two-horse races to determine. Virginia is stacked with talent, especially on the offensive end. But Johns Hopkins’ depth vaunted them to the No. 1 position. Harvard picks up a top 5 class to kick off coach John Tillman’s reconstruction project. Notre Dame’s recruiting class also stands out this year. Below our IL’s Top 10 Freshman Classes of 2009:
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from Inside Lacrosse
Welcome to IL’s Recruiting 2009 issue, where we are in the process of breaking down all there is to know about the recruiting world as it stands for the lacrosse world at large. These are the positional rankings for the incoming freshmen. In the print edition, these rankings are also broken up into sub-categories - Instant Impact, X-Factor, Lax IQ and a couple of other superlatives. Pick up a copy today by clicking on the issue image below.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Top 40 defensemen.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Mike Bonitatibus (Yorktown) and Steve Mahle (West Genesee) on the Top 15 list.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Six Upstaters make Top 40 attackers.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Video: The ultimate warrior on and off the field, Mark Millon’s been around lacrosse as a player and coach for more than two decades. After countless jaw-dropping moves and head-shaking goals, he’s gone from being the game’s foremost offensive player to one of the best teachers of offensive tactics around. When it comes to shooting with time and space, he’s got all the necessary keys to success you can imagine.
Saturday, August 15, 20098:00AM
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College President Dr. Fred Pestello announced today the ground breaking for a multi-purpose turf field complex will be held on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:00 AM at the Niland Athletic Complex. A key component of Le Moyne’s Achieving New Heights capital campaign, the field will become home for four of College’s athletic programs – men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse.
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from the Buffalo News
Gene Tundo, head coach of the Orchard Park High football and lacrosse teams, has accepted a $50,000 payment from Orchard Park financier Keith D. Maderer to resolve a nearly year-old defamation and negligence lawsuit over anonymous letters harassing him and his family, his lawyer confirmed Friday.
Friday, August 14, 20098:00AM
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from the Albany Times-Union
Passing unanimously this week, the legislation targets indoor and outdoor sports facilities, such as soccer "plexes" and sports camps, even golf courses where 500 or more people are present during any 24-hour period.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
On Thursday, Judge Elisabeth Toole told the pair to perform 50 hours of community service by educating children about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, told them to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow through on any recommendations, and pay a $200 state surcharge.
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from the Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore sports apparel company Under Armour is introducing a line of mouth gear that it says will not only protect the jaw from hits but will reduce stress to improve athletic performance.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
The Fall Ball event was created this year by Hofstra and the HEADstrong Foundation to coincide with the annual Nick Colleluori Classic, the men’s tourney now in its third year. That event will be held Oct. 10-11 at Ridley High, the alma mater of the late Nick Colleluori, a former Hofstra player.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from the Masters Championship game in Placid between Burnt Orange and Rusty Red.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from the Lake Placid Championship game between Power Tek and Graph Tex.
Thursday, August 13, 20099:15AM
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from JustLacrosse
Carthage a/m Thomas Grimm has given his verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Syracuse University. Grimm, a junior this fall, was a First-Team All-CNY in both 2008 and 2009. He began playing on the varsity team as an eighth grader.
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from the Auburn Citizen
Amy Spin has accomplished a lot within the past couple of months. From winning a NJCAA national women's lacrosse title with first-year program Onondaga Community College to being given a letter of commendation from Auburn Mayor Mike Quill, Spin's accolades have piled up.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Nationals/Blazers star Brett Queener blogs at goalie camp in Dallas, Texas.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Knighthawks General Manager Regy Thorpe announced today that the team has re-signed defenseman/transition man Chris Schiller to a one-year deal. The Knighthawks also re-signed Mat MacLeod, Peter Jacobs, Pat Saunders and Dean Hill to two-year deals. The contracts for Schiller, Hill and Saunders are still pending league approval.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Much like last year’s MLL champion Rochester Rattlers - from which many of its roster was culled - the Toronto Nationals lacrosse franchise has found success by using a hybrid box-field style of the game that has proven to be successful, with transition-minded defenders and deadly finishers.
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from Inside Lacrosse
During this past season, Goettelmann created the charity, Monster’s Kids, named after his on field nickname “the Monster”, given to him for his 6’4” frame and hard lined play on the field. Goettelmann was inspired after reading the classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, to his young children.
Wednesday, August 12, 200912:15AM
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
During the 2009 Lady Knighthawks Lacrosse Camp, Elise and her fellow campers were schooled in the finer points of the sport and emerged as polished, well-rounded players, regardless of their age or ability level entering the week-long camp.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Over 50 recent NCAA grads weighed in with their thoughts on 2009’s best players, games and storylines, as well as their feelings on some of the sport’s hot-button issues. Want to have your say? Make sure to check InsideLacrosse.com throughout September for your chance to vote in the second annual Laxies.
Tuesday, August 11, 200912:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
I let myself get caught up at the games every day and didn’t take in much outside the tournament unfortunately. Did get a run in around picturesque Mirror Lake Sunday morning, which was lovely. You know you’re at a legit lacrosse tournament when you go for a jog in the morning and run into Roy Simmons Jr and Ryan Powell. (Sorry to Nancy Leveille for stiffing you guys; I had Cinderella blasting out of my ipod and didn’t even see you…)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ten interviews to choose from.
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from LaxPower
Peluso, who began coaching in 1992 after a decorated playing career at Nazareth College, was the head coach at Rochester Institute of Technology for the past eight seasons. While at RIT he compiled an overall record 88-45. He consistently had his teams in postseason contention and will look to do the same with Stevens as he tries to get the program back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.
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from the Orlando Sentinel
The New York Titans franchise of the National Lacrosse League will relocate to Orlando and play here when the season begins in January, a team official told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday morning.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Major League Lacrosse championship weekend begins a three-year tour of duty in Annapolis, Md., Aug. 21. Thanks to its prime Mid-Atlantic location and top-notch lacrosse facilities, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has snagged the event through 2011.
Monday, August 10, 20098:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lindsay Dixon, who did not play in Red’s 11-8 loss to Orange on Friday, put up five goals for Red, including three in the fourth quarter, to stave off a late Roy Colsey-fueled BO comeback . . . Rob Kavovit might have had the goal of the tournament when he grabbed a high rebound in front of the net and stuck it between his legs with his back to the goal to cut the score to 10-9 with about 10 minutes to play.
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from LaxLessons.com
Remy Lieberman, a two-year starting attackman for Yorktown, has made his college choice. The rising senior will attend Division III power Wesleyan, where he will join former teammates John Froats, the 2009 NESCAC rookie of the year, and incoming freshman Brett Cabriele.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
The mortality rate associated with competitive lacrosse was 1.46 deaths per 100,000 person-years, and did not differ significantly from other sports, including basketball, baseball and football. However, commotio cordis events were disproportionately more common in lacrosse than in other sports, except hockey.
Sunday, August 9, 20098:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
In the final minutes of the game, both teams fought for the lead. Peyser launched shot over Petit’s head, tying up the score once again. Unfortunately for the Machine, Bud Light Game MVP Sean Lindsay then launched a two-pointer, off a pass from Keith Cromwell, past Chicago goalie Bud Petit. This gave Long Island the lead they so desperately sought. With time running out, Kevin Leveille gave one last effort to keep the Machine in the game. However, his attempt hit the pipe rather than the back of the net. As time ran out the final score read 13-11, Long Island.
Saturday, August 8, 20097:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
. . . a great game between Rusty Red and Burnt Orange, which drew a large crowd and could be a championship preview. Paul Schimoler played tough in goal for Red, but BO pulled out an 11-8 win. Roy Colsey showed up for the ’Cuse team, and as would be expected, Casey and Ryan Powell were tough to stop. Saw Casey zip in one of the best passes I’ve ever seen, leading Rob Kavovit in front of the goal but Schimoler made the save.
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from Inside Lacrosse
George Leveille remembers well the moment in 1990 when he really thought he was one and done. The very first Summit Lacrosse Classic in Lake Placid, N.Y. had just concluded and he wasn’t feeling very good about it. Seven teams in one division, and a whole lot of rain. “I never thought there’d be a Year 2,” he says.
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from Major League Lacrosse
From his wild antics and cat-like reflexes between the pipes, to his infectious personality and boyish charm off the field, Brett Queener has taken the MLL by storm. Capturing the hearts of fans across the nation, Queener undoubtedly has become one of the most popular players in the league. Nearing the end of the 2009 MLL season, Queener leads the league in save percentage with .575 and boasts a 5-3 record with the Toronto Nationals.
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from Major League Lacrosse
The inaugural MLL Youth Tournament is being held in conjunction with the New Balance Major League Lacrosse Championship weekend. Every tournament participant receives a weekend pass to the MLL semifinals and finals, being held Saturday and Sunday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Professional standouts from the four teams that qualify for the MLL Championship Weekend will be hanging around the tournament all weekend – giving sideline instruction, signing autographs and checking out the action.
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from The Peterborough Examiner
John Grant Jr. returned after missing three weeks with a knee injury and led the Lakers with five points while Shawn Evans fired four goals. The Lakers lead the best-of-seven semifinal 2-0 with Game 3 in Ohsweken at 8:30 p. m. tonight.
Friday, August 7, 20099:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Saw Casey Powell zing a nice lefty laser on the run before he had to jet for a youth clinic. It was 4-4 early in the game, but the ’Cuse alums took it from there, winning something like 15-4. Casey, Ryan Powell and Charlie Lockwood are all wearing No. 22 and all three put up plenty of points in this one. Saw Ric Beardsley rip a behind-the-back shot a mile wide of the net before getting it back and sticking it on the same possession. Saw a nice Jim Morrissey to Ryan Powell goal as well — pretty legendary connection there.

Great to see former SU goalie Rob Mulligan in goal, toting his son afterward. Made a nice diving save at the end too. Defense of Josh Ruhle, Pat McCabe, Ric Beardsley and Joe Ceglia is pretty legit.
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from Adirondack Daily Enterprise
"The first year, we played in a steady rain. I never thought anybody would come back again," said Leveille, the director of the tourney. But those teams did come back - year after year - and this week marks the 20th anniversary of the Summit Lacrosse Tournament, which is one of the biggest annual events of its kind in the United States.
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from Old Dominion Athletics
Shelby Davis (Horseheads, N.Y.) led her Horseheads High School team in points and groundballs throughout her career. Davis was named Athlete of the Year and was a member of the NYS Section IV First Team last season.
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from Melissa Hatem

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from the Albany Times-Union
There are many issues to weigh, economic foremost, in the ongoing discussions regarding a possible merger of Albany's Christian Brother Academy and La Salle Institute.
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from the Patriot Ledger
Chris Sweet, Duxbury High School’s longtime head lacrosse coach, has his job back. Sweet was ousted last month in a controversial move that many believed stemmed from parental complaints about roster changes.
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from the Boston Globe
. . . the Bayhawks’ Matt Abbott and Ben Rubeor scored in the first 2:46 of the fourth quarter. Rabil fired in a shot from 5 yards behind the 2-point line for his league-leading 53d point of the season, but the Cannons didn’t score again.
Thursday, August 6, 20099:45AM
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from the Olando Sentinel
"We're still in discussions with them, and things are progressing nicely," Allen Johnson, the city's venues director, said Wednesday. "Hopefully, in the next week or so there will be more to come."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse is a complicated game to officiate — the ball moves fast and players shuffle in and out of the substitution box, each team making hundreds of changes per game. The rulebook is thick. Rules are subjective. There are myriad responsibilities. This article is not meant to criticize officials. It’s geared toward referee improvement. Bottom line: How can we maximize referee performance?
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from HometownLife.com
For the second straight year, records for participation were set in five sports — three for girls and two for boys. Bowling and lacrosse each hit again a high-water mark for both boys and girls; and girls tennis also set a new mark.
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from the Boston Herald
The Cannons have clinched a berth in the Major League Lacrosse playoffs but still have a lot riding on tonight’s regular-season finale against the Washington Bayhawks at Harvard Stadium. Currently tied with the Toronto Nationals for second place in the league, the Cannons would lock down the No. 2 seed for the postseason with a win and own the tiebreaker between the teams.
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from JustLacrosse
Scott's visit comes to an end, but not before putting together an attack line worthy of the United Nations, the Camp Championships, All-Star photos, and, appropriately, a Brave Heart. Part 1 Part 2
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from Inside Lacrosse
Because of its location in New York’s Adirondack mountains (driveable for anyone from New England down to the mid-Atlantic), Lake Placid has always had a decidedly family atmosphere. Started and since dramatically expanded by George Leveille, the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, so Inside Lacrosse is going to check it out.
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from Inside Lacrosse
NLL star Casey Powell talks with IL’s John Jiloty about the Syracuse reunion team at Lake Placid, his breakout Placid performance back when he was coming out of Carthage High entering Syracuse, a likely New York Titans move, the summer on the road and much more. (26:25)
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from LaxPower
"We are excited that these institutions have agreed to host the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals," said Sharon Cessna, NCAA director of championships. "With their proven track record for putting on such great events, we are excited for a great lacrosse weekend in both Stony Brook, New York and Princeton, New Jersey."
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from Major League Lacrosse
For the third time this year Denver’s Dan Hardy had a three point game. Against the Lizards on Saturday, Hardy had a power-play assist in the first period, and his first goal of the game came in the second period. The second of his two goals was actually the game winner for the Outlaws. Hardy and his former Syracuse teammate and current Chicago Machine member Kenny Nims are now tied for most points among all rookies. While Nims did suit up for the Machine this past weekend, he took only one shot in their game against the Bayhawks.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Closing Time- The 2009 MLL regular season will come to a conclusion following this weekend’s games. The last playoff spot is still open to either Long Island or Washington. Denver clinched the number 1 seed, while Boston can clinch the number 2 seed if they can beat Chicago. There will be a bye prior to the 2009 New Balance MLL Championship Weekend on August 22 & 23.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Want to be a part of this exciting environment? Have a nose for news? Like to shoot action packed photos? Are you an artist with big time design capabilities? Check out these fall and winter break internship options below:
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from Inside Lacrosse
So the legend says, “From Central New York, the cradle of lax progeny, comes the root of fundamentals. When two calls ring through the mountains, beckoning one young man to the orb and majesty and another to a bone-crunching ricochet of flesh and fabric, Man!Ball! is born.”
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Wednesday, August 5, 20098:45AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Hardy joins Paul Rabil, John Christmas, Kyle Sweeney, Jay Jalbert, John Gagliardi, Stephen Berger, Sean Lindsay, Mike Springer and Kip Turner in Maverik's on-going efforts to grow the sport of lacrosse nationwide. In his new position with Maverik, Dan will be representing the company at clinics, camps and tournaments nationwide as well as participating in the research and development of future Maverik products.
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from JustLacrosse
We continue with Part 2 of Scott "Woody" Weddell's account of how he discovered lacrosse, and why his latest trip from England to central New York was so special. We learn what some English lads think of one-to-one coaching, and why cutting to the front of the lunch line can exaggerate jet lag.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Committee meetings in Indianapolis ended on Friday. While final decisions will not be either made or, in some cases, will not be announced until mid-September, there were more than a few interesting topics of discussion.
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from @Cascade (Twitter)
Thanks to TwitPic.
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from LaxPower
Turf Dawg USA, manufacturer of the only sports performance gaiter, has announced the creation of limited edition Rabil's Army Turf Dawgs. Paul Rabil is the spokesman for the National Cued Speech Association and its Deaf Children's Literacy Project. The partnership was formed to promote and bring awareness to Cued Speech and deaf education. Cued Speech is a mode of communication which allows users who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have language/communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the use of vision.
Check out Rabil's Army Turf Dawgs
Tuesday, August 4, 200910:00AM
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from JustLacrosse
Most Syracuse lacrosse fans that wander through the many forums on the internet have no doubt run across the interesting, knowledgable, and timely comments of Scott Weddell. If you are lucky, you've met him on one of his several trips he's made across the ocean for the exclusive reason of attending Orange lacrosse games, which he's done at least once a year for a few years now. His online persona is "Woody", or "WoodyUK". "Ahhh, yes," you say, you do know Scott.
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from High Point Athletics
Whitney Michele (East Rochester) has been named assistant coach of women's lacrosse at High Point University, head coach Lyndsey Boswell announced on Monday. Michele joins the coaching ranks after an All-Star playing career at the University of Connecticut, where she ranks fifth in career scoring.
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from the Peterborough Examiner
The Peterborough Lakers could have their own scoring stars return just in time to counter the offensive juggernaut that is Cody Jamieson. Tonight the Lakers open their OLA Major Series best-of-seven semifinal series against the Six Nations Chiefs at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena at 8 p. m. The Chiefs took two of three games during the regular season, winning 13-11 on June 11 and 10-7 in overtime on June 28. The Lakers won the last meeting, 11- 9 in overtime on July 2.
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from LaxLessons.com
It’s always been Greg Petre’s dream to attend a military academy and to play lacrosse at the Division I level. Now, the Somers rising senior attackman will have the chance to do both.
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from KSL-TV
This month Mike will fulfill his childhood dream. He will be playing lacrosse for Genesse College in New York. Genesse is located in Batavia, half-way between Buffalo and Rochester. He will be the only player outside of New York on the team. Genesse's head coach Dave Hoover is hoping to build a stronger team in a developing program. He believes bringing Mike onto the team will be a big step in that direction.
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from the Inside Lacrosse
The “fast and furious pace” I mentioned at the beginning of July is amping up big-time! The most important thing I want to tell Inside Lacrosse readers now is this: you have a chance to be in this movie! Remember my talking last time about our sports action genius, Mark Ellis? Well, he will be conducting several “casting events” later this summer.
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from the NLL Insider
Free agent season in the National Lacrosse League kicks off today, restricted and unrestricted free agents on the market as of August 3rd.
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from the Inside Lacrosse
We are pleased to announce that the Score for a Cure program has generated approximately $45,000 towards our cause. A very special thank you to Cascade for their generous donation of the limited edition HEADstrong Pro7 helmet and to Brine for their charitable donation of the Relentless head, the incentives for those participants that generated $750 or more.
Monday, August 3, 2009
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
It was a lacrosse jamboree enjoyed by all. With 40-minute games being played simultaneously on four adjoining fields at the sun-splashed West Genesee High athletic complex Saturday, the John Pepper Tournament showcased 16 strong scholastic teams from inside and outside New York state.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse announced Sunday the 24-player roster for the 2009-10 U.S. Developmental team following a two-day tryout at UMBC that included 64 of the nation's top women's lacrosse players.
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from LakePlacidLax.com
The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament reaches an important milestone in 2009, its 20th anniversary event! The 2009 Summit will feature 116 teams participating in 10 divisions of play. And, players from age 14 to 60+ will display their lacrosse prowess on the athletic fields of Lake Placid, one of the world's premier sports towns.
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from The Penn St. Daily Collegian
"I think everyone was a little surprised, coach Van Arsdale has always been a big Penn State guy," Britt said. "His wife works here, it really caught me off guard. But you can't blame him, he gave Penn State a lot."
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from The Examiner
There has long been rumored to be a correlation or talent-share between lacrosse and hockey. Many youth hockey players take on lacrosse as their off-season sport. Why do those athletes who spend their winters on the ice find themselves spending their summers on the field? I posed this question to Dennis Chighisola, better known as "Coach Chic," founder of the New England Hockey Institute in Whitman, MA.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse announced Sunday the 24-player roster for the 2009-10 U.S. Developmental team following a two-day tryout at UMBC that included 64 of the nation's top women's lacrosse players.
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from Major League Lacrosse
America’s fastest growing sport is ready to take over Rockefeller Plaza and the country’s number one morning show this week. The Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) will make their live morning television debut during the eight o’clock hour of NBC’s The Today Show on Tuesday, August 4th. The Lizards will bring their A-game to Today to prove why lacrosse is sweeping the nation one stick at a time.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
It was a lacrosse jamboree enjoyed by all. With 40-minute games being played simultaneously on four adjoining fields at the sun-splashed West Genesee High athletic complex Saturday, the John Pepper Tournament showcased 16 strong scholastic teams from inside and outside New York state.
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from CNYCentral.com
It's perhaps the biggest and most efficiently run summer lacrosse tournament in the nation, according to some of the coaches at the John Pepper Wildcat Lacrosse Invitational. As schools from Atlanta to CNY to Michigan graced West Genesee high school for the tournament.
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from Lax.com
4:38 of great hits, passes, shots, and saves.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Elite travel teams battle in Camillus.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
New venue - West Genesee HS, 4 fields, 2 stadiums, over 80 college coaches, plenty of parking, LIVE streaming by LiveSportsVideo.com (with free registration), great weather forecast, and a Gary Gait/Joe Walters clinic Sunday around Noon.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Washington Bayhawks (4-7) of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) knew that a win over the Chicago Machine (3-8) would keep their playoff hopes alive entering the final home game of the 2009 season. Bayhawks rookie Matt Abbott (Nottingham) made sure that hope would stay alive with the game winning goal only 57 seconds into sudden death overtime. Bayhawks rookies ruled the night as eight rookies played scoring ten of the sixteen goals.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
The Corning-Painted Post school district has gotten the go-ahead from its school board to proceed with a $174 million building plan that calls for only one high school and one middle school, plus other changes that would affect every other school building.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Right out of the gate in the first game, Ryan Kotowski fired a shot past goalie Matt Miller for a goal. But the game was not about winning or beating Miller or his team. In fact, Miller was being honored by Kotowski at the 2nd Annual Millerstrong Lacrosse Classic on Saturday to help raise funds in the fight against cancer.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
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from the Baltimore Sun
Vantage Learning, an operating unit of Vantage Labs, confirmed the acquisition in an e-mail Friday and said the Digital Sports site and brand will remain part of the new organization.Vantage Learning is known for online instructional programs and testing services. (Most Section 3 schools use Digital Sports for their online scheduling.)
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Elite travel teams battle in Camillus.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
New venue - West Genesee HS, 4 fields, 2 stadiums, over 80 college coaches, plenty of parking, LIVE streaming by LiveSportsVideo.com (with free registration), great weather forecast, and a Gary Gait/Joe Walters clinic Sunday around Noon.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint lists some buzz words that all goalies should have in their vocabulary while playing.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Chicago Machine goalie Mike Gabel picked up his third season win on Saturday, just the third time he has reached 3 wins in a season. His season high 23 saves against the Washington Bayhawks has only been surpassed this year by Doc Schneider, who had 24 this past week in an overtime game.
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from Major League Lacrosse
In order for either team to make it into the playoffs, a win this week is a must. Unfortunately, they are not entirely in control of their fate.
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