December 2009
Thursday, December 31, 20099:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse

It was the kind of game that fans talk about for years to come and players are asked about for the rest of their careers. A scrappy underdog comes out fighting and keeps the favorite at bay for what seems like enough time, but the fourth quarter sees an unlikely rally, capped by a jaw-dropper of a play that sends the game to overtime, which (naturally) the favorite converts into another championship.
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from Inside Lacrosse

That LaFayette HS (N.Y.) offensive stars Miles and Lyle Thompson emerged as the hottest prospects in the high school recruiting circuit this year came as no surprise. That Albany would be the team to snag them made this a Top 10 story of 2009.
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from LacrossePlayground.com

Lacrosse Playground has a look at some of the Nike gear for defending National Champion Syracuse. Below are some shots of the Nike Huarache gloves and Nike Vapor arm guard/pad in Syracuse colorways, including two types of gloves — a predominately orange and predominately white version.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Eye black has been used for centuries to reduce the glare of the sun. An old-school Pop Warner coach might take a Zippo to a cork and rub the resulting char under a young lad’s eyes. It doesn’t hurt to smear a little “warrior paint” for that glare into your opponent’s facemask.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The Sunday session at Total Sports Experience (880 Elmgrove Rd) will run from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The practice is free and open to the public. Players and coaches will also be available for autographs following the workout.
Wednesday, December 30, 200910:00AM
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from SportsFive.net

The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association (GVLOA) is currently recruiting officials for the upcoming spring season. The association is responsible for officiating boys` Section V high school lacrosse. As the sport continues to grow there is a great demand for officials.
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from US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse has announced its 2010 Sportsmanship Grant recipients. US Lacrosse, in conjunction with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), has provided grants to 21 organizations, the most in the program’s history.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

One of the reasons you get the vanilla preseason rankings is because they are safe. Any publication that puts out a preseason poll can point at the voters if there's an anomaly, quickly passing the blame. Safe, but kind of soft. It takes a higher intellect - a man of vision, if you will - to precisely predict the state of lacrosse in eight months.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Lacrosse Fire Storm, by Matt Christopher. Reviewed by Kaleb Kreuzer, a fifth-grader at Iroquois Middle School in Irondequoit.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Jamie Munro explains a couple drills that will help teach the Box/Field Hybrid system.
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from Yahoo Finance

As Congress prepares to examine the issue of concussions in the NFL, NCAA, and high school sports for the second time on January 4, a Pennsylvania company has been successfully marketing a mouth guard device designed to protect players from the probability of a concussion caused by lower jaw impact.
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The Bandits return 15 players from their 2009 squad including veterans John Tavares and Mark Steenhuis. There will be eight new faces on the roster: forwards Jon Harasym, Frank Resetarits, AJ Shannon; defensemen Chris Driscoll, Darryl Gibson, Chris Corbeil (R), Steve Priolo (R); and goaltender Angus Goodleaf.
Tuesday, December 29, 200910:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse

. . . defending NCAA Champion Syracuse, ranked No. 2, will make six appearances on air, along with No. 3 Virginia.
For the fourth year in a row, the ESPN networks will televise the complete NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. ESPNU will televise all eight First Round games and Quarterfinal contests May 15-23. ESPN2 will televise the National Semifinals on May 29 and ESPN will offer the National Championship game on May 31 from M&T Bank Stadium. ESPN360.com will simulcast the National Semifinals and Championship games.
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from The Ithaca Journal

Max Seibald is fully immersed in life as a professional lacrosse player.
After leading Cornell to its second Final Four appearance in three years last May and winning the 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy as college lacrosse's top player, Seibald was drafted No. 2 overall by the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse, signed with an agent, inked an endorsement deal with NIKE and then made the U.S. National Team roster destined for the World Championships in Manchester England, in 2010.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Seriously, what exactly is the purpose of a preseason poll?
Are we trying to predict who will be where at the end of the season? If Cortland is the preseason No. 1, are we saying that they will win it all this year, or is it just a bouquet for winning last spring's title? If I pick Roanoke No. 10, does that mean they are considered a tournament team, or is it they have serious potential for the upcoming season? How are we supposed to read these things?
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from Inside Lacrosse

Al Cavalieri, Brett Queener, Cornell/Virginia, Cornell/Syracuse make IL's Top 10.

Vote for yours here.
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from Syracuse Athletics

The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team is ranked second in this year's Lacrosse Magazine annual preseason Division I rankings. It is the second No. 2 preseason ranking for the Orange. Syracuse also listed second in the 2010 Face-Off Yearbook rankings compiled by Inside Lacrosse.
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from the Orlando Titans

The Orlando Titans took a huge step forward today, reaching contract terms with former Syracuse star Dan Hardy for the 2010 season. A forward, Hardy was a second round (19th overall) draft pick by the Titans in October’s NLL Entry Draft. He was rated by Inside Lacrosse Magazine as the 15th best prospect in the draft and was also called the “perhaps the most NLL-ready player of any prospect” by the publication.
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from Syracuse.com

Sure, there are plenty to choose from, but consider the accomplishments of these two lacrosse greats.
Monday, December 28, 200910:30AM
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from Level 2 Sports

As the 2009 USA Champions Team Rochester prepare to battle Ontario in the Brogden Cup Tournament January 9-10th, registration is now open for the 2010 edition.
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from ER Lacrosse

ER Lacrosse provides introductory lacrosse program to Town and School Rec programs.
Saturday, December 26, 200910:15AM
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from The Ithaca Journal

Dave Pietramala always opened his locker room to Andy Noel -- before, after or during a Cornell men's lacrosse game. It was during these visits in the late 1990s that the Big Red's athletic director first seized on the potential of a young, passionate assistant coach.

"I saw him display uncommon leadership and an ability to motivate," Noel said. "I distinctly remember one time against Syracuse, they were ranked No. 1 (in 2000), he had a very major role in the locker room, getting a particular athlete out of a fog and getting him ready to compete. ... and he scored the tying and winning goal."
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from Inside Lacrosse

A few years ago I was asked by my good friend Charlie Russo to help out with one of his charities called Christmas Magic. My first experience was bringing my daughter Katie to help wrap all of the presents for the homeless children whom Charlie helps every year. How many presents? This year alone we presented close to 50,000 gifts. After the wrapping parties (and there are a bunch of them to wrap that many gifts) Charlie invited Katie and I to make a delivery with him.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Less than 24 hours before I flew to Uganda for my Fields of Growth Christmas trip, I received a call from George Schietinger asking me to attend the Credit Suisse Philanthropic Forum. George’s two sons Grant and Kent (Manhasset Middle School / Long Island Express) saw our video blogs on Inside Lacrosse and shared the story with their father. I drove through the night to meet with George in Manhattan before my flight. We shared ideas about mobilizing the strong Wall Street - Lacrosse community and empowering youth and high school lacrosse players to help with equipment drives. Some good things are in the works!
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from Adidas/Level 2 Sports

Rochester vs. Ontario, January 9-10, Orlando FL. (video 1:15)

Brogden Cup website
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from Varsity 845U

Spenser Rohrlick woke up one Sunday morning in November and was surprised to see several young women raking leaves on his lawn in New Paltz. When he got outside, he learned there were more than a dozen volunteers from the SUNY New Paltz women's lacrosse team working on his lawn and his fellow elderly neighbors'.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard

Still, we can ponder the phantom choice of SU’s AOTD. And after doing so, we have to determine it is Gerry McNamara, our very own folk hero, right?

Michael Powell, a marvel who dazzled with his 307 points and two NCAA lacrosse titles between 2001 and 2004, has to be strongly considered, sure. And Walter Reyes, a wonder who gained 3,424 yards and scored 45 touchdowns during that same stretch, deserves some study, too.
Thursday, December 24, 20097:45PM
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Did anyone catch the replay of Desko’s reaction when he saw the Foxboro Flip, the 24 seconds of mayhem that breathed new life into Syracuse with an overtime frame against Cornell in the NCAA final? He raised his arm and looked excited, but he didn’t lose his mind like everyone else in the stadium and watching at home. He expected his team to win, and wasn’t surprised when he saw a legendary, game-winning play. Like the coach, the team never lost its cool and always expected to get the W.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Christmas in 17 local homes will be a little more cheerful Friday thanks to Curt Styres, the Canadian owner of the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks.
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from WABC-TV

A school in Harlem is introducing their students to the game of lacrosse. Most of the Harlem students had never heard of lacrosse before the sport was introduced at their school. "We all put a lot into it and we all try really hard. It also helps you in school, helps you better yourself and helps you stay off the streets." said Jemir Toussaint.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback

Boys clinic at Ultimate Goal over Xmas break.
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from Inside Lacrosse

In a decade dominated by Syracuse, their first championship team was the best. The 2000 team was loaded with All-Americans at every position, dominant at the faceoff with Chris Cercy at X and Sam Bassett on the wing, and tough between-the-lines with guys like Tim Byrnes and Stuart Smith.
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from The Ithaca Journal

Paul James Zimmerman, son of James and Joelle Zimmerman of Homer. Paul is currently enrolled at the Naval Academy Preparatory School. He also received Arcuri’s nomination in 2008 and has decided to re-apply to the U.S. Naval Academy this year.
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from Inside Lacrosse

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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

"We had to make some tough decisions," said team owner/general manager Curt Styres. "We are so deep on offense that it's tough for young guys to come in and play. We have a lot of veterans on the team and it's always good to have a mix of experienced guys with one or two young guys."
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

For a dozen season ticket holders, Christmas came two days early as Rochester Knighthawks star John Grant hand-delivered their tickets for the 2010 National Lacrosse League season. The seven-time All-Pro spent nearly three hours visiting fans in East Rochester and Bloomfield today.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Catalino scored what appeared to be the game-winning goal just nine seconds into overtime on a low scorcher that beat Virginia goalie Adam Ghitelman, only officials waived the goal. Dave Cottle went berserk. You could hear the Terps’ head coach through the microphone on the field imploring, “We never called timeout!” An inadvertent whistle negated Catalino’s goal.
Wednesday, December 23, 20098:30AM
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from PhillyLacrosse.com

Pottstown senior midfielder Kasey Mock made a verbal commitment Tuesday to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University. Mock scored 90 goals last year and earned Honorable Mention All-American and Second Team All-Phillylacrosse.com honors. Pottstown finished 12-6, reaching the Pioneer Athletic Conference semifinals while also advancing to the District 1 tournament.
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from LaxPower

On December 16, 2009, Richard Schunke (Orchard Park) became the head coach of the men's inaugural lacrosse program at Hilbert College. The official start to the newly formed Division III squad will not be until fall practice in 2010. So, Schunke has a year to get things in order before his first face off in the spring of 2011. The Hilbert alumnus is very excited about the opportunity to coach a brand new program.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard

He had been an active member of the Syracuse University Lacrosse Stickmen's Fund board since 1986.
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from the Buffalo News

Western New York is filled with tons of great people, and I deal with a lot of them in covering high school sports. Here's a story about how a few of those lives intersected.
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from US Lacrosse

Participating Women's Teams: U.S. World Cup Team, U.S. Developmental Team, University of Notre Dame, Duke University, University of Florida.

Participating Men's Teams: U.S. Men's National Team U.S. Military Academy (Army) Duke University
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from Lacrosse Magazine

College lacrosse will feature more of the same in 2010, as 10 of the 11 teams that won national championships in 2009 have been picked to repeat as title-winners in 2010 in Lacrosse Magazine’s annual preseason college rankings, released today. The magazine also named its Preseason Player of the Year in each division of play.
Tuesday, December 22, 20099:45AM
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from The Brantford Expositor

Though Warren Hill, Marty Hill (Herkimer CC) and Sid Smith (Syracuse University)have been involved in some huge lacrosse games in their young lives, nothing could prepare them for Monday night. In front of a huge crowd at Six Nations Bingo, the three were among 20 individuals who walked up to the front stage and then had their turn to run with the torch as part of the Olympic torch relay.

"We had a great team (Arrows) and this is a great chance to represent the team and our community," Smith said. "This was a real honour."

"It's great to be acknowledged for what I did in lacrosse," Marty Hill said. "It's a pretty cool feeling."
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from News 10 Now

More and more people come out to support a Cazenovia teen in the hopes they could be the one to save her life. People with the Ethix Lacrosse Club held a bone marrow drive and lax clinic Monday to benefit 17-year-old Taylor Matt. Matt has leukemia and played lacrosse until her cancer came back over the summer. Matt needs a bone marrow transplant, but her Native American, Greek and Irish background has made finding a match difficult. (video 0:58)
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from Cortland Athletics

Sitterly joined SUNY Cortland in 1983 as a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education. One of the nation’s most successful women’s volleyball coaches, she guided the Red Dragons for 22 seasons from 1983-2004. Sitterly finished with an overall record of 816-234 and became only the second coach in Division III women’s volleyball history to reach 800 career wins.
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from The Palladium Times

Oswego’s big-time lacrosse scorer has decided to play for the Big Red. Senior Amanda D’Amico, who tallied 54 goals and 26 assists last season for the Bucs, has committed to attending Cornell University and playing for its NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse program.
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from CNYLink.com

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is varsity lacrosse standout, who also excels in the classroom. Jamie Campagna, a member of the Yearbook Club and National Honor Society, is also a student producer for the Broadcasting Club.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Students at five area colleges will now be able to get “door-to-door” transportation to see Rochester Americans hockey and Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse games at The Blue Cross Arena, the teams announced today. “We have been working hard as a management team to develop ways to connect students with our teams safely and efficiently,” said Amerks President Lewis Staats. “With the introduction of this new shuttle and ticket package, we are hoping that students will take advantage of both the affordability and accessibility of attending our games.”
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from Cortland Athletics

The schedule of broadcasts includes the men's lacrosse team's NCAA Div. III Championship Game victory over Gettysburg College . . .
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from the Wilton (CT) Bulletin

Former Syracuse standout Gary Gait, considered by many as one of the best lacrosse players ever, will give a free clinic for Wilton youth and high school girls players on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 1:30 to 3 at the Wilton High field house.
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from LaxLessons.com

Harry Razook, a standout attackman for Rye Country Day, has decided he will continue his lacrosse career at Division III power Washington and Lee.
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from Ohio St. Athletics

Last month, the Ohio State men's lacrosse team took time out of their schedule to honor those who have done so much for this country. The Buckeyes assisted in the "WWII Veteran Honor Flight Reunion," a service that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials.
Monday, December 21, 20098:45AM
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from The Palladium Times

In her lacrosse career, Oswego’s Maia Czarnecki has taken on the best, proving she belongs. Her next challenge will be at the University of Connecticut.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The Boston Blazers used a four-goal fourth quarter to defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 9-7 today in a National Lacrosse League preseason scrimmage game at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Rochester finished its preseason schedule with a 1-1 record.
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from Inside Lacrosse

To pair up with his All-Decade Fantasy Bracket, Justin Redd also came up with a listing of the top ACTUAL teams of the decade. Today, we have his Top Five Non-Championship Teams. Check back tomorrow for NCAA Champions ranked No. 10-6 and we’ll run the Top 5 on Wednesday.

Vote here
Sunday, December 20, 200910:30AM
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from Syna Vista News

Daddio, a senior, is a two-time first team All-Cedar Run District midfielder as well as a two-time first team Northwest Region midfielder and two-time Washington Post All-Met honorable mention selection.
Saturday, December 19, 200911:15AM
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from The Corning Leader

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. It doesn’t count in school district facilities votes. Corning-Painted Post school district voters came close but did not pass the district’s $174 million facilities proposal known as Alternative C. The proposal was rejected by voters, 59 percent to 41 percent.

“I wasn’t surprised,” said Corning-Painted Post Super-intendent Mike Ginalski. “I was obviously hoping for 60 percent. It was very close. Compared to the last referendum to repair the two middle schools, 59 percent we can feel good about, but in the end it didn’t happen.”
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from Hobart Athletics

For the past 22 years, Bill Ryan has played an integral role in making sure the Herons and Statesmen are protected and looking their best. But when the curtain comes down on 2009, Ryan will retire from his job as one of two equipment coordinators for the Hobart and William Smith athletics departments.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The Rochester Knighthawks and Rochester Americans will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the team’s Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner & Auction on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Rochester and the Knighthawks/Amerks Charitable Foundation, Inc.
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from LoHud.com

A volunteer lacrosse coach for Byram Hills schools has been arrested on charges that he ran a drug delivery service and sold drugs near an elementary school, authorities said.
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from Thiel Athletics

Thiel College will add four new athletics programs to its offerings for the 2010-11 school term. Thiel’s new sports will include men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s lacrosse. All four programs will compete at the NCAA Division III level and bring the Tomcats’ total number of athletic teams to 24.
Friday, December 18, 200912:15AM
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from Le Moyne Athletics

The Dolphins, who finished the 2009 season with a 16-1 record and their fourth consecutive appearance in the National Championship game, have 13 games scheduled on their slate in 2010. Three of Le Moyne's 13 opponents were ranked in the top-10 of the final 2009 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches' Poll.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Making eye contact was the hardest part that day. Tom Gravante (West Genesee) stood there in front of his Mount St. Mary’s team gathered in a semi-circle on the field, leaning in ready to hear something they felt was coming. Only they didn’t know exactly the secret Gravante was carrying. They had their suspicions. Gravante was missing practice. He didn’t look right to them. They knew in October 2001 that something was wrong with their coach. So that day, Gravante decided to tell them about the terrible thing that was coursing through his body.
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from the Utica Observor-Dispatch

Colgate University’s men’s lacrosse seniors participated in “A Run Down Hero Highway," a 4 1/2 mile run/walk in New York City, on Sunday, Nov. 19. The event was organized by “Lead The Way” and created in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan, a former Duke lacrosse player, in hopes of raising money for the families of fallen soldiers.
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from the Lewisboro Ledger

After a historic run as head coach of the John Jay High School boys lacrosse team, Nick Savastano will not be back on the sidelines next season. John Jay school officials are recommending that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District board not renew Savastano’s appointment as head coach for the spring season.
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from Binghamton Athletics

Senior Erika Travis, junior and returning captain Beth Moore (Geneva) and sophomore Amanda Hughes were selected to lead the Bearcats for the 2010 season.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Danowski was acquired from Orlando, along with a conditional third-round pick in the 2010 NLL Entry Draft, in exchange for forward Mat MacLeod. The Knighthawks then picked up Fines from the Minnesota Swarm for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The final step of the Root-B 22 program is to design your own exercise that improves your game.
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from Manhattan Athletics

Jon Fiorillo (Corning West) comes to Manhattan after two years at Onondaga Community College and should immediately compete to be the Jaspers' starting goalie. Fiorillo started all 16 games for the undefeated National Champion Lazers in 2009, earning NJCAA Goalie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors.
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from Merrimack Athletics

“We are very excited to have such a talented group from a great selection of high school programs joining us next year,” said Morgan. “This group should lead to the continued success of Merrimack Lacrosse and our pursuit of a National Championship.”
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from LaxLessons.com

Yorktown senior midfielder Joey Porcelli had plenty of reasons to commit to Wesleyan University, in addition to the fact that it’s recently become a pipeline for current and recently graduated Husker players.
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from the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Alex Newsome, a two-sport star at Collegiate, has decided to put down the football, pick up his lacrosse stick and serve his country all at the same time. Despite being an all-state receiver on the football team, Newsome has committed to play lacrosse at the U.S. Military Academy.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Mike Martino, a senior at Sarasota Military Academy has received an appointment to the U. S. Military Academy-West Point Class of 2014. Proud parents Mike Sr. and Linda stated “It has always been Mike’s desire to become a commissioned officer in the United States Army. For him, it was a natural progression to attend Sarasota Military Academy which provided the discipline, JROTC leadership program , and rigorous academics he needed”.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks’ seven-time All-Pro and all-time leading scorer will go “camping” on week prior to the team’s season opener against the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, January 9th. Knighthawks fans should not get nervous, as the camping Grant will undertake will not include hiking and setting up tents. It will feature what he does best: Play and teach the game of lacrosse.
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from Rhino Lacrosse

As capable an offensive player as anyone in the game, Ryan Powell’s not about to tout his shot speed — he claims it’s been nearly a decade since he’s scored from outside of 10 yards. So what makes him one of the most feared players in pro lacrosse, a multiple MVP winner and a member of the 2010 U.S. National Team?
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from Canisius Athletics

Canisius College women's lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter announced the addition of three players to the 2011 team. Maria Kotas, Stephanie Schmalz and Taylor Smith will all join the Griffs for 2010-11 season. "We are very excited to bring in such a talented class," Teeter said. "Each of the three players will all be relied upon to make an immediate impact on our program and I look forward with excitement to the next four years with them."
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from NLL Insider

There was supposed be a new version of Jay Jalbert in the NLL last year, but it wasn’t the guy everyone pegged. The closest resemblance to the one-time dominating play of two-way workhorse Jalbert was this actually zero-hype Boston transitional defenseman from Fairfield.
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from DistressedMarketPlace.com

The Ivy League is trying to sell a sponsorship to a sports championship for the first time, searching for a company to pay television production costs for its inaugural lacrosse tournaments.
Monday, December 13, 20092:30PM
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from Syracuse Athletics

Orange lacrosse fans can purchase 2010 men’s lacrosse season tickets beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16. Tickets will be available online at SUAthletics.com or by calling the Carrier Dome Box Office at 1-888-DOMETIX or 443-2121. A six-game reserved season ticket is $60, while a youth (ages 12 and under) reserved season ticket is $30. A six-game season parking pass is $60, while day-of-game parking is $10.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation is proud to announce that registration for the 5th Annual 21 Dinner is now open! The 21 Dinner is an annual event held in New York City to celebrate the life and legacy of George Boiardi and supports the The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation. George proudly wore the number 21 as a captain of the Cornell Lacrosse team.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Step #16 of the Root-B 22 program helps you gain stick protection while playing.

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from NLL Insider

Ditzell is back – Rochester Knighthawks’ defender, Scott Ditzell, is back in the fold this winter after a one-year hiatus, ready to work hard to get back into the Hawks’ lineup, something he knows isn’t gonna be a gimmie. (video :55)
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Lacrosse program administrators can now run their leagues without the frustration of paperwork, “phone trees,” building schedules manually and charging extra registration fees. US Lacrosse has unveiled a new benefit for its members: USLaxTeams.com.
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from Canada.com/Emonton Journal

Pity the fool who looks to drop the gloves with the Edmonton Rush this season. After announcing a partnership deal earlier this week with Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Randy Couture, the National Lacrosse League team should have an edge this season when it comes to fisticuffs.
Sunday, December 13, 20091:30PM
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from Inside Lacrosse

Once Saturday rolls around at the IMLCA convention, the league meetings have, for the most part, wrapped up and the days are filled with coaches presentations on topics on various aspects of the game from uneven offense and man-down defense to developing individual skills. In part two of the “Overheard at the Convention” posts, we give you a quick overview of some of the presentations along with the usual overheard-type tidbits.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

The schedule for the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team was released last week, and a team SU head coach John Desko calls an “old new” rival is absent. That would be Colgate, the Orange’s Central New York neighbor to the east. There is something he wants to do, though, regarding Colgate, and he hopes it can be done. There was talk last season of a Central New York long weekend tournament featuring Syracuse, Cornell, Hobart and Colgate — a kind of Face-Off Classic with local flavor — and Desko hopes the talk will translate into reality soon.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Craig Point (2+1) and Cory Bomberry (1+2) led Rochester with three points (2+1) apiece, while Peter Jacobs (2+0), Gary Gait (2-0), John Grant (1-1), Bobby McBride (1+1) and Mat MacLeod (0+2) each recorded two points for the Knighthawks. Pat O'Toole earned the win as he left the game with a 5-0 lead after 25 minutes of action. Offseason acquisition Aaron Bold took over in goal for the K-Hawks and played the remainder of the second and the third. Jake Henhawk played the final quarter.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

As an experiment, Jac Coyne and Matt DaSilva have developed their own preseason All-American teams – with a twist. We’re not looking for the best player at every position. Rather, we’re trying to construct the best team, blending styles and strengths. We want to devise a team that cannot be defeated in a 15-minute game with any combination of the remaining players in their division.
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from LaxLessons.com

Add Don Connolly’s name to the ever-growing list of past Yorktown players taking the reins of a program in dire need of a fresh face and some new ideas. Arlington is a massive school, one of the biggest in all of New York state. For years, it has been best known for its boys soccer prowess. But now, with Connolly taking over a lacrosse program that has taken baby steps in recent years, there’s a buzz that is both undeniable and unavoidable.
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from the Buffalo News

The Buffalo Bandits had everyone in attendance on Saturday morning -- 31 players in all -- and that was welcome news. Number 31 was Mark Steenhuis, who signed a five-year contract Friday night. That's a lot of years by National Lacrosse League standards, but it's a sign that both sides wanted to continue their association.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Inside Lacrosse hit the floor to take in some of the sights from the IMLCA Coaches’ Convention. Check out some of the new goods that different companies worked to get in front of the biggest coaching names in the sport.
Saturday, December 12, 20091:00PM
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from Inside Lacrosse

While the IMLCA Convention’s main purpose is to offer coaches of all levels to get together and share ideas, it also serves the purpose of being one of the few times those guys share a room together, and the Nike Awards Luncheon was one of those things put together to take advantage of that fact. “This [convention] is that perfect timing, coming after the insanity of recruiting and in the calm before the storm of practice leading up to the season,” says IMLCA President and Navy head coach Richie Meade, who was the MC of the luncheon on Friday afternoon.
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from Inside Lacrosse

One of the joys of the IMLCA convention is that it brings a ton of coaches into one location, which gives us a shot at gathering a ton of information at once from people that we’d normally have to track down individually. So we’ll be trying to grab some interesting info for you lax fans as we can throughout the weekend. Consider this the first of several ‘Overheard’ posts.
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from the Watertown Daily Times

Ohio State senior attackman Mario Ventiquattro, a former Carthage athlete, has earned a spot on the preseason All-ECAC Lacrosse League team.
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from High Point Athletics

Head coach Lyndsey Boswell has announced 16 players who will join the High Point University lacrosse team for its inaugural season in 2010-11. The first season of lacrosse at HPU will feature players from four states, including two junior college transfers, who have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Panthers in the fall of 2010.
Among the 16 are Leah Folgherait (Oswego/Star Riders) and Heather Ziccarelli (Rush Henrietta/Monroe CC/Lady Roc
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from US Lacrosse

The Carroll Award, established in 1994, annually recognizes one boys' high school coach in the country "whose success is best measured not in victories but in the support and guidance given to the balanced growth and development of young men who play the game." Deadline is December 18th.
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from Rhino Lacrosse/Edmonton Rush

Would you rather have a bull in a china shop or a rhino on the lacrosse carpet?
Although the rhinoceros may be a critically endangered species in some parts of the world — the Rush has added a rhino of their own — in Ryan “Rhino” Powell.
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from NLL Insider

Check out the tricks Brett Queener threw down at the Boston Blazers’ media day at TD Garden. (video 2:45)
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from Cornell Athletics

The fifth annual 21 Dinner, which annually celebrates the life and legacy of George Boiardi, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Bridgewaters, located at 11 Fulton Street in New York city. Boiardi proudly wore the number 21 as a captain of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team. He was an accomplished student, athlete, and campus leader who was committed to joining Teach For America’s South Dakota corps upon graduation. All proceeds from this years’ dinner will benefit The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to empower the next generation through athletics and academics.
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from William Smith Athletics

William Smith College Lacrosse Head Coach Pat Genovese was honored with the Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial Award for lifetime achievement at the 2009 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Honors Banquet on Dec. 5.
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from Earthtimes.org

Jeff Tambroni’s squad advanced to the national championship game this year for the first time since 1988. Although the Big Red lost the title game by a score of 10-9 in overtime to Syracuse, this was the second final four appearance for Cornell in the last three years.

Coach Kloidt guided Hamilton to yet another successful season posting an overall record of 16-3 and continuing their impressive undefeated streak at home. Hamilton captured the league's regular season and tournament crowns in 2007 and 2008, while 2009 was another proud season for the team.
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from Colgate Athletics

Colgate University Director of Athletics David Roach and men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Nagle have announced the 2010 men’s lacrosse schedule. Among the games on this year’s home schedule are match-ups with Dartmouth (Feb. 27), Navy (March 27), and Lehigh (April 10).
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from Albany Athletics

University at Albany Vice President and Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced on Thursday, Dec. 10 the school's men's lacrosse schedule for the 2010 season. The Great Danes, who have captured four America East Conference championships in their history, will play five games against conference opponents. The non-league schedule features five teams who made last year's NCAA Tournament field, including defending national champion Syracuse.
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from Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse and its teams completed the 2010 Supplemental Draft today, as 74 total players were added to team rosters, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. The Supplemental Draft featured some famous names from years past, including Casey Powell, the #1 overall pick by the Chicago Machine. The rest of the first round was highlighted by other big-time players such as Dan Dawson (#2, Toronto), Pat Heim (#3, Boston), Ryan Powell (#4, Long Island), Garrett Billings (#5, Denver) and Mark Steenhuis (#6, Toronto).
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

When John Grant was growing up, he always dreamed about being on the same team with the Gait Brothers. In 2010, he will get his wish, as he plays alongside forward Gary Gait and gets instructions from Head Coach Paul Gait.
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from Inside Lacrosse

While every player dreams and strives to be on the team that hoists a trophy on Memorial Day Weekend, a select few can take their hopes in the preseason to another level - one that might include All-American honors or, for an even more select number, post-season awards.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Ah, the All-Name Team - it truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Originally designed as a silly safety valve to keep our brains from melting while going through thousands of names for the Yearbook, it has truly taken on a life of its own.
Thursday, December 10, 200912:15AM
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from RIT Athletics

RIT women's lacrosse assistant coach, Melissa Pearsall, was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) outstanding assistant coach for Division III. The award was given at the honors dinner on Monday night in New Port, Rhode Island.
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from Cornell Athletics

The Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Information Center gives you a one-click option for all the information you need for the upcoming 2010 men’s lacrosse season. All the information typically found in the media guide is included, including updated bios, program history and information on how to follow Cornell throughout the season.
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from Major League Lacrosse

The Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft is one of two drafts held by the league each season in order to allow teams to fill its rosters with the best players in the world. The Supplemental Draft is often overlooked compared to the Collegiate Draft due to its limited fanfare but it is one of the major ways teams fill their rosters, and often includes many of the biggest names in the sport.
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from UnderArmourLacrosse.com

Under Armour® and Corrigan Sports Enterprises have announced that the fifth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic will take place on Saturday, July 3rd at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. Each year only 88 of the nation’s top boys and girls high school seniors earn the sport’s most prestigious honor. The Under Classman Tournament will run July 3-4.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Part Eleven of the series examines the rise of playing opportunities with new Division III programs, and the growing pains recruits should expect should they choose to join them. This article appears in the December issue of LM. Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 300,000-plus members today to start your monthly subscription.
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from Coast Guard Athletics

Cadet 1/c Andrew Cinque (Cross River/John Jay) and Cadet 2/c Greg Bernstein (Baltimore, MD/The McDonogh School) were selected by the coaching staff and a vote by their teammates to serve as team captains for the 2010 season. This will be the first time either has served as a team captain.
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from LaxPower

Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler announced forwards Jon Harasym and A.J. Shannon were signed to one-year contracts. The Buffalo Bandits also announced the team has re-signed forwards Brett Bucktooth (two-year), Brandon Francis (one-year), Cody Jacobs (one-year) and goaltender Michael Thompson (one-year).
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from Inside Lacrosse

Braving unusual single-digit winter temperatures, more than 300 members of Colorado’s lacrosse faithful showed up to the Cable Center on the campus of the University of Denver Tuesday evening for the premier of the documentary, “City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story” that Allison was prefacing. Now three years strong and with 100 participants and growing, one of the organization’s first teams and the trials of starting such a program are chronicled all in just under 90 beautifully crafted minutes.
Wednesday, December 9, 20099:00AM
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from Inside Lacrosse

If one were to pull a Jay Leno and do some ‘Man on the Street’ interviews with the fans on a typical Memorial Day weekend with the topic of ‘what do you consider “The Syracuse Way”, you might get a pretty wide variety of answers.
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from CardiacScience.com

A recent commotio cordis study, published online and in the journal Pediatrics, found that the rate of sudden death for lacrosse was similar to that for other youth sports. But the rate of commotio cordis was higher for lacrosse than for all other youth sports, with the exception of hockey.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Step #15 of Ryan Powell's instructional program helps you practice your ground ball technique. (video 1:15)
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from Inside Lacrosse

Chicago Machine attackman Chazz Woodson stars in this New Balance commercial. (video :43)
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from Inside Lacrosse

John Desko and the Syracuse staff will lead off the 2009 IMLCA Convention with their presentation “The Syracuse Way.” The Opening Session begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 11 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. In all, the IMLCA Convention features 19 presentations for the professional development of the 1,000 high school and college coaches who will attend.
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from Hobart Athletics

At halftime of the William Smith College basketball game on Wed., Dec. 9, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio will present legislative resolutions to Heron Head Coaches Pat Genovese and Sally Scatton. Both coaches recently received national recognition for their career achievements. Genovese was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame last month, while Scatton will be inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame next month.
Tuesday, December 8, 20099:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse

Level 2 Sports LLC has announced that teams from Teams from Rochester, New York and Ontario, Canada will compete for the Brogden Cup at the International Field Lacrosse Series in Orlando, Florida, January 9-10, 2010. This best of 3 game series will determine the top region for high school lacrosse in North America. The Brogden Cup has an historic and meaningful past. According to Event Director, Joel Franklin, “The Brogden Cup dates back a generation. Prior to Major League Lacrosse, the award was presented to the North American Champion based on the outcome from the best of three game series between the two best post-collegiate club teams in the United States and Canada. Players such as Gary and Paul Gait, David Pietramala, Larry Quinn and Tom Marechek are just a few of the top players in the sport of lacrosse to have played for this prestigious award.”
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from Inside Lacrosse

How did the commitment process go for you?
The commitment process was one of the greatest times in my life; visiting schools all over the east coast and meeting with coaches and players who have the same passion for lacrosse as I do. For me, having the time to meet the coaching staff on a first visit and a weekend stay over to meet the team on a second visit was extremely helpful in finding the right school. This process was just amazing.
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from Inside Lacrosse

As mentioned over at Inside Lacrosse earlier today, the Brogden Cup is only about a month away, a best-of-three series pitting Team Rochester against Team Ontario in Orlando, Florida from January 8th to 10th. The series is considered the premier, annual International U19 field lacrosse competition to determine the best side in North America.
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from The Syracuse Post-Standard

ESPN Radio will have a new home in Syracuse beginning in March. Galaxy Communication announced on Monday that it had acquired ESPN Radio, which is currently heard on Citadel Broadcasting’s WNSS 1260-AM. When ESPN Radio makes the switch to Galaxy, the sports talk programming will be heard on both the FM and AM bands. Galaxy plans on putting ESPN Radio on 97.7 FM and 1200 AM in the Syracuse market; and 100.1 FM and 1440 AM in the Oswego area.
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from Rochester Knighthawks

The Rochester Knighthawks and the National Lacrosse League will get their first look at the Orlando Titans on Saturday, December 12th, as the Knighthawks host the Titans in an NLL scrimmage game at 8:00 p.m. The contest will be held at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena at 3201 Second Line Road in Hagersville, Ontario. The contest is free and open to the public.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

When most coaches see their offense get an 8-meter shot after a foul they think one thing: goal! Well not if you are facing goaltender Lidia Sanza of Franklin and Marshall. Sanza was the back bone of the 2007 and 2009 NCAA Division III champion Diplomats. With Sanza in net, the Diplomats have lost only three games in three years, and they are getting ready for a push to repeat in 2010.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Defensive Midfield
Undisputedly the country’s top defensive midfield, shortsticks Kevin Drew, Jovan Miller and longstick Joel White are all back. Drew’s got uncanny speed, Miller is physical and tough and White runs the show and is a dynamic playmaker.
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Ryan Powell showed you the split and face dodges, now he instructs you on the roll dodge.
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from Albany Athletics

University at Albany Vice President and Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced on Monday, Dec. 7 the school's women's lacrosse schedule for the 2010 season. The Great Danes, who reached the America East Conference postseason tournament for the third consecutive season, will play three opponents who made last year's NCAA field. UAlbany has a six-game conference schedule.
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from US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse is proud to join the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in launching an effort to end the dangerous and unscrupulous practices of "rogue" manufacturers within the nutritional supplement industry. USADA’s new initiative, "Supplement Safety Now," will work to eliminate the practice of selling dangerous products containing steroids and other drugs as "safe and legal" dietary supplements.
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from Fairfield Athletics

"I'm proud to announce those members of our Class of 2014 who have signed National Letters of Intent to play at Fairfield University," said Copelan. "They are a talented group of high school lacrosse players who I expect will evolve into a talented group of college players. Fans of Fairfield Lacrosse should be excited about the addition of these quality young men.
Monday, December 7, 20098:45AM
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from Vermont Athletics

Starting this weekend all University of Vermont varsity sports teams will be wearing a Green Mountain Battle Flag on their home and away jerseys for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. “We are proud to wear the Green Mountain Battle Flag on our team uniforms in support of the brave men and women of the Vermont National Guard," said Dr. Robert Corran, Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics at UVM.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Effective communication between the family and college coaches can be a critical component to the final choice in the college search. If your mission is clear, the manner in which you communicate becomes the vehicle that will move your plan forward in your chosen direction. On the other hand, ill-prepared communication can cause confusion and misdirection. Your ship moves, but with a weak rudder.
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from Insdie Lacrosse

Every conversation we have with a coach these days regarding who they’re intending to keep on their schedule eventually comes around to the topic of Schedule Strength. Simply put, with parity on the rise and more teams capable of making a tournament run at a league’s Automatic Qualifier, teams simply HAVE to keep their schedule packed with quality opponents . . .
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from Inside Lacrosse

If you hadn’t noticed already with all of the Face-Off Yearbook stuff jumping off around here, we’re a little pumped up about the season being just on the other side of the holiday season. While there’s a few little things to get through first, we’ve already taken a gander at the schedules for the elite of Division I and here’s some of the marquee games we’re already marking down on the calendar as ones to watch out for.
Sunday, December 6, 20099:30AM
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from the Watertown Daily Times

Jared Flath defines General Brown football. He's not only tough but aggressive, hard-working and team-oriented. And he's as humble as any star player could be. Fisher said Flath could definitely play football in college. But Flath is inclined to play lacrosse at the next level. "I don't think my ankles can take much more football," he said. "But you never know."
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from MPNnow.com

University of Hartford lacrosse standout Scott Bement (Canandaigua) has been named to the America East Coaches’ Preseason All-Conference team as released by Inside Lacrosse on Monday afternoon.
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from Inside Lacrosse

We’ve been firing up Powell’s 22 steps on ILTV one-by-one, but in case you missed them, here’s the first 13 videos that have been uploaded. Keep checking back all month for the rest of the series, which will eventually all make it onto this page (so you can use this link as a reference whenever you need a refresher)
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from NLL.com

With several team training camps opening on December 5, here is a look at some of the news from around the league.
Saturday, December 5, 20099:45AM
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from JustLacrosse Talkback

Three Pittsford Varsity lacrosse players have signed National Letters of Intent to play lacrosse at college next fall. Pittsford Sutherland seniors Justin McLiverty and James Purpura and Mendon senior Joe Dupra each signed their Letters of Intent at a ceremony held at Speigel Community Center and attended by their coach, parents and friends.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Traditional rivals as well as some more unfamiliar foes make up the crux of Syracuse’s 2010 men’s lacrosse schedule, released on Friday, Dec. 4. Longtime rivals Virginia, Johns Hopkins and Cornell highlight a slate that also features new additions like Denver and St. John’s as the Orange prepares for the inaugural season of the BIG EAST lacrosse league.
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from Dave Rahme/Post-Standar

Bill Tierney may be gone, but his long association with Syracuse University lacrosse coach John Desko will continue, as the two-time defending national champion Orange has added Denver, Tierney's new team, to its 2010 schedule, which was released today.
Friday, December 4, 20093:15PM
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from Syracuse Athletics

Traditional rivals as well as some more unfamiliar foes make up the crux of Syracuse’s 2010 men’s lacrosse schedule, released on Friday, Dec. 4. Longtime rivals Virginia, Johns Hopkins and Cornell highlight a slate that also features new additions like Denver and St. John’s as the Orange prepares for the inaugural season of the BIG EAST lacrosse league.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

The fifth annual Champion® Challenge will take place Jan. 30 – 31, 2010 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The event, organized by US Lacrosse, will feature the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse team programs, Duke University’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, the United States Military Academy’s men’s lacrosse team, the University of Notre Dame’s women’s lacrosse team and the University of Florida women’s lacrosse team.
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from LaxLessons.com

The annual Darien vs. Manhasset and Chaminade vs. Yorktown showdowns will have special meaning this coming season. They will be played at West Point as part of Jim Regan Day at West Point on Saturday, April 24. Army will be hosting Holy Cross at noon.
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from NLL Insider

NLL Insider has learned from a source close to the team that John Grant has inked a deal with the Rochester Knighthawks, word on getting their former leading scorer officially back into the mix leading into the 2010 National Lacrosse League season expected as early as Monday.
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from Canisius Athletics

The Canisius College men's lacrosse team revealed its 2010 schedule on Thursday. The Griffs will play six home games at the Demske Sports Complex, highlighted by hosting defending national runner-up Cornell.
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from Inside Lacrosse

We’re happy to bring you the massive list of All-Conference selections for both divisions today, which are voted upon by the coaches of the schools prior to fallball during the information-gathering stages of the yearbook writing. Each coach selects their first-team All-Conference, as well as ranking the teams in their league from top to bottom.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Thanks to the folks over at the IMLCA, we have a rundown (Tentative and subject to change, of course) of the events over the course of the weekend. Be sure to check back and follow along as everything unfolds over the weekend - and there will be plenty of coverage as the coaches descend on Charm City.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Bates coach and longtime Inside Lacrosse columnist talks with John Jiloty about the 2009 IMLCA Coaches’ Convention.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Reader-submitted lax photos.
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from Cazenovia Athletics

Cazenovia College sophomore and Tully, NY native TJ Shaw was recently named Preseason Division III All-America Honorable Mention by Inside Lacrosse’s Face-off Yearbook for the upcoming 2010 season. Shaw, a 6’0" midfielder, was one of only six underclassmen to make the list, which consisted of a first, second and third team, as well as honorable mention.
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from LaxLessons.com

For the last few years, the John Jay-Yorktown game, regarded as the regular season game of the year in Section 1, has been a May tradition. And it’s been played on a Friday night. This year, the game will be played in the opening week of the regular season — and on a Saturday afternoon.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

It's been six months since Bill Tierney sent the lacrosse world asunder in a single swipe, when he chose to leave Princeton University for the University of Denver as teh self-proclaimed beacon of lacrosse in the West.
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from LaxPower

The University of Notre Dame and Fairfield University will travel to Houston, Texas to "Beat Cancer with a Stick." At 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 13, the teams will face off in the inaugural "Beating Cancer with a Stick" Lacrosse Classic presented by Lacrosse 4 All and held at The Kinkaid School in Houston. The event will help raise money for the UT MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com

Twenty-eight girls’ team and 26 boys’ teams, featuring many of the top lacrosse squads from the Philadelphia region and beyond, will compete in an event known as the largest one-day scholastic festival in the country. The festival, set for Saturday, April 24 at Radnor High, raises money for spinal cord research and development. It is named after Katie Samson, a former Radnor High great who suffered a severe spinal injury in a sledding accident in 2000 while a student-athlete at Middlebury College.
Thursday, December 3, 20099:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse

Reigning NCAA champion Cortland begins the 2010 season as the No. 1 team in the land, having been picked as the tops in its division for Face-Off Yearbook. The Red Dragons, who went 19-2 and topped Gettysburg in the finals, are joined in the top five by Stevenson, the Bullets, Salisbury and Roanoke.

D-III Preseason All-Americans
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from Inside Lacrosse
C.W. Post is the returning NCAA Champion, having edged Le Moyne by a one-goal margin at Foxborough last May. They also enter 2010 as the preseason No. 1 ahead of the Dophins in Face-Off Yearbook’s Division II Top 10. Mercyhurst, NYIT and Merrimack round out the top five for the upcoming spring. Where does your team lie?

D-II Preseason All-Americans
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from Inside Lacrosse
With two of three starters back on attack from last year’s undefeated championship team and a slew of talented freshmen to compliment the other returning vets, Chuck Wilbur’s (CNS) Lazers remain the team to beat in JuCo.

Herkimer, OCC combine for six "watch list" players.
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from The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com
Taylor Matt was just 11 years old when she was first diagnosed with leukemia. Chemotherapy put the disease into remission, and Matt thrived in her teenage years, playing lacrosse for Cazenovia and joining the Ethix team in Syracuse, where her father also volunteered as a coach.
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from Syracuse.com
Leea Sinay, flanked by her parents, Paul and Linda Sinay, and brother, Nicholas Sinay, signed her letter of intent to play lacrosse for Wagner College. Meghan Connors signed to play lacrosse for State University of New York at Albany as parents, Jeffrey and Lynn Connors looked on.
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from Hobart Athletics
Two Hobart lacrosse players were named to the preseason All-ECAC Team. Senior midfielder Tyler Cassell and senior goalie Max Silberlicht were projected to be all-stars in a vote of the conference’s coaches released today by Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Yearbook.
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from Albany Athletics
Caufield earned honorable mention USILA All-America honors as a sophomore. He ranked seventh among the NCAA Division I leaders in scoring at 3.64 points per game and sixth in assists (1.93 pg). He totaled 45-plus points for the second year in a row with 24 goals and 27 assists.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell explains Step #13 which helps you practice your split dodge. (video)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint gives his thoughts on the 2010 Inside Lacrosse pre-season all-americans, with a speacial shout-out to Jovan Miller (CBA). (video 3:53)
Wednesday, December 2, 20095:15PM
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from NYIT Athletics
“Kevin Matt, Bryan, Dan and Josh all posses the necessary work ethic, character and leadership qualities that are staples to the Bears program,” said Dunn. “They represent what an NYIT lacrosse player is all about. The team and our coaching staff could not be happier that these were the five student-athletes who were chosen by their teammates and coaches to represent the NYIT lacrosse program.”
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from Marist Athletics
Joe Dupra (Pittsford), Tucker Nelson (Penfield), Gannon Osborn (Canandaigua), Kenny Tomeno (Webster-Thomas), and Nick Wolak from Rochester, N.Y. He is currently attending Brighton High School, after attending McQuaid Jesuit High School for three years.
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from Major League Lacrosse
The MLL All Star Game will take place on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM ET at Harvard Stadium in Boston, MA and will be broadcast on ESPN2 with Joe Beninati and Quint Kessenich calling the action. In addition to the game, players from both teams will participate in the Bud Light Skills Competition, which includes the fastest shot and freestyle competition.
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced newly acquired forward Frank Resetarits was signed to a one-year contract. Resetarits, a Western New York native was a star lacrosse player at Hamburg High School.
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from US Lacrosse
Lacrosse Magazine Online (laxmagazine.com) has won silver in the "Consumer/Sports Website" category of the 2009 FOLIO: Magazine Eddie Awards, the largest awards competition in magazine publishing, the publication announced Tuesday.
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from LaxPower
The University of Louisville lacrosse team has signed ten players to National Letters of Intent in the fall signing period. Among them, Ashley Herbst of Pittsford and Jamie Redding of Victor.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As part of the release of 2010’s Face-Off Yearbook, IL will be releasing various rankings and honors throughout the early part of December from the publication. This is part of our conference highlights for Division I, which broke down the team ranking in each of the eight conferences and compiled a preseason All-Conference squad, chosen by coaches vote.

The Patriot League | The ECAC
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from Beth Farrell/Lacrosse Magazine
Recently, Lacrosse Magazine Online ran an article on Taylor Matt, a high school girls' lacrosse player for ethix GLC and Cazenovia High School in New York, and her battle with leukemia. She is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant after exhausting the entire 7 million-person "Be The Match Registry" and finding no match. Part of the difficulty is related to Taylor's Native American heritage. She is one quarter American Indian.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse University’s Athletic Communications office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Tony Mendes is no longer a member of the Orange lacrosse team and has left the University.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the Rochester Knighthawks, the future is now as Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has signed youngsters Shawn Evans, Craig Point, Sid Smith and Scott Ditzell to multi-year deals. The Evans’ contract is pending league approval.
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from 9WSYR
On Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Cazenovia High School, a bone marrow drive will be held from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in honor of Taylor Matt. Taylor has Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, but there is no match for her on the registry.
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from Virginia Athletics
Ashley Warner (Corning East) is a midfielder from Corning-Painted Post East High School in Corning, N.Y. As a junior, Warner earned US Lacrosse All-America status, Corning Leader Player of the Year accolades and first-team all-league honors.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks individual tickets for the 2010 National Lacrosse League season will go on sale at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7th at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, and at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Improve your face dodging with help from Step #12 of the Root-B 22 training program.
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from Hobart Athletics
Max Silberlicht (New Hartford) played all but 6 minutes and 27 seconds in the cage for Hobart in 2009, compiling 174 saves, a 7-7 record, a .613 save percentage, and a 7.91 goals against average (GAA). He was third in the ECAC Lacrosse League and fifth in the nation in save percentage and second in the conference and 10th in the nation in GAA.
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from CnyLink.com
Cazenovia High School Senior, Brett Axelson signed his national letter of intent to attend Merrimack College on an NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Scholarship on Wednesday Nov. 18.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Cornell sophomore Rob Pannell was selected to Inside Lacrosse Magazine's 2010 Preseason Division I All-America team as a first-team attackman.
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from Syracuse Athletics
In addition to White, junior defenseman John Lade and senior attackman Cody Jamieson and were picked to the second team. Junior Stephen Keogh was named to the third team at attack. Junior midfielder Josh Amidon and junior goalie John Galloway were also named to the third team. Junior midfielder Jovan Miller and senior defenseman Matt Tierney were honorable mention choices.
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from NLL Insider
Hey Knighthawks fan. Hungry? Of course you are. Here’s your chance to score some grub along with tickets to a movie at The Little Theatre. The National Lacrosse League Knighthawks are raffling a pair of tickets for dinner and a movie with a trivia contest today at 1 p.m. on the team’s Facebook page.
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from The Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks did their best Derek Zoolander poses for the annual Headshot and Video Shoot at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Rochester. Goalie Pat O’Toole was the first subject for renowned photographer Pedro. “The practice will be easy. The photo shoot was a full fledge sweat,” said O’Toole.
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from The Rochester Knighthawks
“As far as myself, I think I did pretty. I shook off some cobwebs. I am going out there, working hard and getting to know the team. From what I see, we have a young and veteran team that is very athletic,” said Bold.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As part of the release of 2010’s Face-Off Yearbook, IL will be releasing various rankings and honors throughout the early part of December from the publication. This is part of our conference highlights for Division I, which broke down the team ranking in each of the eight conferences and compiled a preseason All-Conference squad, chosen by coaches vote.

The Big East | The MAAC
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from Lacrosse Magazine
“Bill Tierney’s move to Denver was just what lacrosse needed as it continues to growth from coast to coast,” said Paul Krome, editor of Lacrosse Magazine. “The best part of us naming Tierney the Lacrosse Magazine Person of the Year is that he considers the distinction a call to action — that’s an encouraging perspective for lacrosse fans everywhere coming from a six-time NCAA champion and National Hall of Fame coach.”
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from Albany Elite Girls Lacrosse
The Albany Elite winter program will be held at Afrims on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM beginning on December 7th. This will be for varsity & junior varsity players. There will 20 sessions. The format will be a continuous six v six with a goalie – focusing on speed, agility & footwork. It is a lot of play – not a clinic.
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from Hobart Athletics
Hobart Lacrosse Head Coach T.W. Johnson recently announced that senior attackman Kevin Curtin (Corcoran) will serve as the team captain for the 2010 season. It’s the first time since 1995 that the Statesmen will look to just one student-athlete as team captain.
“Kevin’s body of work as a student-athlete at Hobart is more than impressive and I’m confident his leadership will allow our program to continue to move in a positive direction,” Johnson said. “More importantly, Kevin’s teammates view him as hardworking, responsible, and someone who always puts the team in front of himself. I’m proud of our team for this selection.”
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from Maritime Athletics
Gallagher is a three-year starter in net for the Privateers and will be continuing as captain for his second year. He is coming off a junior campaign he amassed 180 saves and a 54-percent save percentage and was once named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week. Gallagher has been the unquestioned leader and backbone of the Privateers defense for the past three years.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell helps improve your vision on the field with Step #11 of the Root-B 22 program.