January 2009 Archives



Saturday, January 31, 2009
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from US Lacrosse:
From Disney's Wide World of Sports
8:15AM
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Living, working and playing right here in his hometown, no one hears the questions concerning the sudden demise of the Rochester Knighthawks more than Chris Schiller.
from Newsday:
Joe Ancona was at a lacrosse festival in Baltimore when he heard the news: the summer 2009 Empire State Games had been canceled.
Friday, January 30, 2009
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Mark Dixon previews the lacrosse season for Syracuse and explains what they need to repeat.
from ILTV:
Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko talks about who's coming back for the returning champs. (3:40)
5:30PM
from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com:
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team had just looked pretty good in handling Hofstra and Le Moyne in a couple of Thursday scrimmages, and I asked head coach John Desko what he had learned about his team in the process.
12:45PM
from OurSportsCentral.com:
Rochester Knighthawks forward John Grant will conduct a lacrosse clinic from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31st at The Blue Cross Arena.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The game will be broadcast live on WYSL 1040-AM and wysl1040.com. Fans can watch the game live online via the NLL Network at NLL.com and on knighthawks.net.
9:30AM
from News10Now.com:
Includes Desko's goal from his stomach, and Keogh's behind-the-back goal.
from Inside Lacrosse:
DI coaches believe Yeatman (6-6, 260) and sophomore A Grant Catalino (Webster Schroeder) (6-5, 240) will be a handful. “It should be illegal for Yeatman to set a pick for Catalino,” says one. At the very least, teams will need two physical defensemen to handle Yeatman and Catalino.
from CHCA-TV:
Buffalo's John Tavares snapped a 6-6 tie with two third-quarter goals on a borderline major penalty to Edmonton's Ryan McNish, and the Bandits added another pair in the opening moments of the fourth quarter to sneak out with a 13-8 National Lacrosse League victory this evening.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Kyle Harrison, along with Brett Moyer and Xander and Max Ritz, is one of the contributing lacrosse choreographers. He filled us in on how he got involved, the looong nights of shooting and what they’ve been doing to get the actors prepared for the scenes…
from The Daily Orange:
Le Moyne's defenders had their arms around each other, huddled together with their helmets down. Senior Dan Hardy had scored the Syracuse men's lacrosse team's fifth goal of the first quarter seconds earlier.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
John Desko's information pool got deeper Thursday. A lot deeper. Desko, the veteran head coach of the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team, said Thursday's opening preseason scrimmages against Hofstra and Le Moyne would begin to answer the obvious questions surrounding his 2009 team and perhaps unveil others of which he was unaware.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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from Syracuse Athletics:
The defending NCAA champion Syracuse Orange began the 2009 campaign with a pair of scrimmage victories on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange defeated Hofstra and Le Moyne both by the score of 13-6.
from Syracuse.com:
In many respects the Orange picked up where it left off last season, riding relentlessly all over the field, pushing the pace on offense and scoring some beautiful goals in transition.
2:15PM
from RPI Athletics:
All three will aide head coach Jim Townsend, who is in the third year of his second stint at Rensselaer, on a part-time basis.
1:00PM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
More than 30 Skaneateles High School girls lacrosse players spent much of the Martin Luther King Day holiday enjoying games and conversation with 35 Syracuse children from the Vincent House, a Catholic Charities program for families and children in need.
12:30PM
from Citrus TV/ILTV:
Players talk about Syracuse's upcoming scrimmages with Hofstra and Harvard. (0.52)
from cnylink.com:
The following piece was submitted by the Liverpool Central School District Stadium Committee with the support of the district’s Booster clubs and PTAs. For more information, contact members of the committee at junangst@galsonlabs.com, jackie_samora@yahoo.com or jstoddardj@verizon.net.
from Syracuse Athletics:
(A limited number of) tickets to participate in the clinic are free of charge and are now available at Comix Zone in the Maines Plaza in North Syracuse and at Big Apple Music on Commercial Drive in New Hartford.
from US Lacrosse:
Pining for warmer climes? Lacrosse Magazine editor Paul Krome has you covered. Check this blog for updates throughout the weekend.
11:00AM
from The Ithaca Journal:
Varn is the third Division I commitment for the Little Red in the last year. Senior goalie A.J. Fiore commited to Cornell, and junior midfielder Gabe Mendola commited to Harvard last week.
10:15AM
from Syracuse.com:
Cody Jamieson will be on the sidelines for today's scrimmages.
9:00AM
from Army Athletics:
"We are very optimistic about the season, but we know there is a very big task at hand with the quality opponents that we are going to face, both in our league as well as outside of it, during the season."
from NLL.com:
The National Lacrosse League and the Colorado Mammoth have released additional details surrounding the All-Star Weekend at Pepsi Center March 6-7.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
John Galloway remembers them all too well. A year ago the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team prepared for its first preseason scrimmage haunted by the horror of a 5-8 2007 season.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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from Syracuse.com:
Desko, who likens Ianzito's style and ability to that of departed midfielder Brendan Loftus, said the player has probably scored as many goals as anybody in practice and should be a force down the road but that the right decision, considering Ianzito's absence from fall ball, is to let him sit out the season and get a running start in the fall.
6:00PM
from US Lacrosse:
The U.S. national teams will play exhibition games against Japan, Duke, Virginia and Maryland. Team USA will also offer a youth clinic for girls’ lacrosse players (grades 3-12) on Saturday, January 31 at 9:00am.
from Syracuse Athletics:
The Syracuse men s lacrosse squad will play host to a three-way scrimmage on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Carrier Dome. The event begins at 1:30pm with the day s opening matchup pitting the Hofstra Pride against the Division II Le Moyne Dolphins. The Orange is featured in the afternoon s next two games, a match against Hofstra at 3:30pm, and the day s final contest against LeMoyne at 5:30pm
from Inside Lacrosse:
Cornell lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni talks about learning from last year's playoff loss.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Mark Dixon talks about the Cornell season and their midfield duo of John Glynn and Max Seibald.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Abrams played eight seasons of pro lacrosse and seven with the Knighthawks. In 2008, he played in all 16 games and collected five assists and 66 loose balls. In 2007, he won his first NLL championship as a member of the Knighthawks. In his Rochester career (2001-08), he appeared in 84 games and scored seven goals and added 38 assists and 353 loose balls.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The festivities are part of the Knighthawks Sports Night, which also includes the franchise’s inaugural Hall of Fame Night.
3:00PM
from the Patriot League:
Colgate, #13 in the JustLacrosse.com preseason poll, was picked to repeat as Patriot League champions.
10:15AM
from US Lacrosse:
Official's recruiting video #2
from US Lacrosse:
Official's recruiting video #1
from Syracuse.com:
The snow is coming down hard here this morning in Central New York, a rude return to reality for me a few days after returning from a week in the land of Bob Marley. The tan is about to turn back to CNY midwinter pasty white, and the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team is about to scrimmage Hofstra and Le Moyne on Thursday afternoon in the Carrier Dome in a marathon triple-header.
9:00AM
from St. John Fisher Athletics:
Rice, who will mentor Fisher’s attack, comes to Fisher from Penfield High School, where he coached the lacrosse and football teams from 1976 until his retirement in 2008. Rice amassed over 350 career wins, won four Sectional Championships (‘92,’93,’00,’06) and two Regional Championships (’92,’93) during his tenure.
from Army Athletics:
Over 400 kids from throughout the Hudson Valley region participated in a free lacrosse clinic this past Sunday inside the Foley Center at West Point. Members of the Army lacrosse team and coaching staff hosted two sessions during an afternoon filled with instruction, drills and scrimmages free of charge in preparation for the 2009 season that is just around the corner.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Blue Jays spent a day before the preseason started doing a Navy SEAL team-building drill: A run/walk from campus to BWI Airport and back, believed to be around 30 miles.
from NLL Insider:
The New York Titans are offering a 2-for-1 ticket deal for their next home game, on Feb. 8 against the Philadelphia Wings at Prudential Center.
from The Cornell Daily Sun:
The dinner, once again hosted at Bridgewaters in New York City, was established by Jesse Rothstein ’03 as a means of paying tribute to his good friend and lacrosse teammate.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com:
As I followed the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team on its magical journey to a 10th national championship last season, I wrote extensively on the player I thought was the Orange's MVP - junior midfielder Matt Abbott of Nottingham High.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Today he works as a one-man clearing machine and as a wing on face-offs. But he hasn’t completely forsaken his scoring; his first career hat trick came in a 12-11, double-overtime victory over Virginia in the NCAA Semifinals last year.
11:30AM
from US Lacrosse:
US Lacrosse is conducting a tryout to select players to the team to represent the United States at the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Manchester, England.
from US Lacrosse:
. . . you couldn't attend every presentation, register for library access.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
"There is an element of selfishness about a great player. Ben Rubeor had it. Matt Ward had it. Paul Rabil had it. Casey Powell had it," said Starsia.
9:00AM
from LaxPower:
Host Mercer Island, 2008 Washington State semi-finalist, comes to cny to play West Genesee April 4th.
from Inside Lacrosse:
What’s good, everyone? Last year, we asked you to pipe up on how ESPNU could enhance their broadcasts and the response was overwhelming. This year, we got word from our friends over at the U that they want to you to give them suggestions again.
from Inside Lacrosse:
While the bulk of teams hailed from western states such as Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington, there was significant representation from such East Coast states as Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
Monday, January 26, 20095:45PM
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from Inside Lacrosse:
She has been coaching at the DIII power since 1982 (she’s the only coach in the history of the 26-year old program) and has led the Herons to 16 NCAA appearances, the last of which was in ‘04.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Rochester Knighthawks forward John Grant will hit the airwaves this week three times. The Knighthawks' all-time leading scorer will begin his radio tour tonight at The Distillery on the Amerks and Knighthawks weekly radio show, "Power Play."
11:00AM
from LoHud.com:
A look at the upcoming season from a Hudson Valley perspective.
Sunday, January 25, 20097:00PM
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from JustLacrosse:
GeoCommons.com provides the platform, SportsFive.net supplied the addresses, and my assistant Bryan did most of the work. You can now get a birds eye view of both Section 3 and Section 5 lacrosse schools and their relationship to one another.
10:45AM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Scott Kahoe can envision himself streaking down the Carrier Dome turf with Matt Abbott on one side and Dan Hardy on the other, burning a college lacrosse opponent in transition. He can also envision himself running an underneath pattern for the Syracuse University football team, clearing the deep middle for teammate Mike Williams.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
It was certainly a welcome relief for the Rochester Knighthawks to have star goaltender Pat O'Toole back in the lineup Saturday night against the New York Titans.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The road to Foxborough, Mass., and Memorial Day weekend began shortly after noon at UMBC Stadium on Saturday. There, UMBC scrimmaged Navy in the first DI men’s scrimmage of the spring season.
Saturday, January 24, 200911:30PM
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from NLL.com:
The Knighthawks expected a big lift with the return of goaltender Pat O'Toole from a knee injury, and they got it early on as O'Toole and the Knighthawks held New York scoreless for the first 22 minutes of regulation, allowing Rochester to build a 4-0 lead.
from ESPN:
As a high school lacrosse player with hopes of playing in college, one can be hyper-focused on the role of lacrosse and forget about other important aspects of choosing the right school.
from Colgate Athletics:
Time Warner adds three Colgate home games to TV schedule
Holy Cross, Army, and Bucknell games to air - See our growing list below the Upcoming Events
9:45AM
from NLL.com:
Brett Queener (Penn Yan/SUNY Albany) and Mitch Belisle (Cornell) also score.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The best 24 non-senior players in each region will be selected to represent at The Under Armour Underclassman Tournament at Towson University on June 27 and 28, 2009. Tryouts will be held in each region in May and June 2009.
UA Tournament Weekend Schedule
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from NU Athletics:
Hilary Bowen (5-0) and Danielle Spencer (3-2) help D-I Champs crush Denver 24-6 in inaugural WomensLax.com Surfside Cup Classic.
Friday, January 23, 20096:15PM
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from Binghamton Athletics:
Including locals Casey Bulman and Ariel Hendricks (Vestal), and Lindsay Angelillo (Skaneateles)
from the Big East Conference:
In addition, Syracuse senior Katie Rowan was named the unanimous BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and was one of eight unanimous Preseason All-BIG EAST honorees. Syracuse junior Lindsay Rogers was named the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year as well as a unanimous Preseason All-BIG EAST honoree.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
As part of Hall of Fame Night festivities, the Rochester Knighthawks will hold a 1997 replica championship jersey auction to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer Association on Saturday, January 31st.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Titans (2-1) enter the contest one game out of first place in the East Division. New York completed a two-game sweep of the Boston Blazers on January 17th, earning a 13-9 win at TD Banknorth Garden. Greg Peyser was named Transition Player of the Week after recording a game-high 14 loose balls to go along with his two goals. Casey Powell leads the league with 27 points (12+15). The Titans are coached by former Knighthawks Head Coach Ed Comeau
from Lacrosse Magazine:
"Can you clarify a couple rules for me within girls' high school rules?"
from Citrus TV:
Citrus TV speaks with Cody Jamieson and Coach Desko during a recent Orange practice
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Distractions return, but Abbott, Keogh, transfers provide optimism for No. 2 Orange
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Four practices into his potential Syracuse University lacrosse career, highly regarded attacker Cody Jamieson is ready to jump into the Orange lineup and help the team defend its national title. That's turning out to be a lot more complicated than just grabbing a stick and taking the field.
9:15AM
from the Boston Herald:
Playing shutdown defense in indoor lacrosse requires communication and confrontation. Mitch Belisle will be doing a lot of both when the expansion Boston Blazers (0-2) take on the Philadelphia Wings in the opener of a home-and-home tonight at the Wachovia Center. The rematch will take place tomorrow night at TD Banknorth Garden.
from NLL Insider:
Rumors have been circulating all offseason about movement and contraction for MLL, and this scenario actually sounds perfect for the league and its players. If the ’08 MLL Champion Rochester Rattlers move to Orlando, which one MLL player said Friday is close to happening and has been rumored all offseason, that leaves a large group of Western New York and Ontario players in a tough situation.
Thursday, January 22, 2009Last updated @ 8:30PM
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from CNYCentral.com:
Gary Gait has never been one to live by the expression "don't burn the candle at both ends. In fact the SU Lacrosse legend wouldn't have it any other way. Gait scored 5 goals a couple weeks back in his first post retirement game as a member of the Rochester Knighthawks.
from WRGB-TV:
The UAlbany lacrosse program has strong-armed its way on to the national scene -- now their crosstown rivals from Siena are trying to follow suit.
from Inside Lacrosse:
A quality offensive quarterback, Trombley brings great stick work and vision to the attack position as testament by his 72 assists last season. Would like to work on his shooting more (he did score 30 goals last year) as well as his physicality.
9:30AM
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
It was brutal because at this time a year ago Lade was a true freshman close defender at Villanova, which was preparing to open the 2008 season against a Syracuse University team that was vowing to make amends for its worst season in 32 years. For Villanova, the Dome was a lions den, and minus divine intervention the lions feasted 21-6.
from The Daily Orange:
If Lelan Rogers doesn't hear a defender talking, he'll blow his whistle and stop practice. The Syracuse men's lacrosse assistant coach will pull the silent defender out of the play and replace him. Rogers believes a successful defense needs to "talk, talk, talk."
from NLL Insider:
So as the two Friday games approach and are followed by five games on Saturday, what’s everyone talking about? . . . There’s the situation in Rochester, and what coach Paul Gait talked about fixing might surprise ya . . .
from The Daily Pennsylvanian:
The efforts of coaches and a special vote in December helped put into place the men's and women's Ivy League lacrosse tournaments that will now determine the league's automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament, according to Ivy League Executive Director Jeff Orleans.
from the Portland Press Herald:
Early during his first high school hockey season, Erik Casparius had a difficult time staying out of the penalty box. That was understandable. A defender in lacrosse, Casparius was accustomed to hitting an opponent´s stick with his stick. "Stick checks in lacrosse are legal and he was whacking the heck out of kids," Portland Coach Andy Gildart said. "In hockey, it´s a slash."
Wednesday, January 21, 20099:00AM
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from the Wounded Warrior Project:
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and “Face Off for a Cause” will join forces on Saturday, February 14, at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium to present two premier lacrosse games. All event proceeds will benefit WWP and the deserving servicemen and women the organization supports as they transition from military to civilian life.
from Inside Lacrosse:
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from Syracuse Athletics:
At noon, the defending national champion Syracuse men’s squad takes on Harvard in its final preseason scrimmage. After the game, Gait and 2008 Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and former Orange All-American Tom Marechek will take part in a shooting demonstration from 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009Last updated @ 11:00PM
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from PhillyLacrosse.com:
The invitational will be sponsored by Nike and STX and also will raise money and awareness for prostate and colon cancer research, Nostrant said.
from the NCAA:
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Our pals Ryan Powell and Kyle Harrison are back in action with more commercial goodness from Nike, going shot-for-shot on a practice field.
from examiner.com:
Despite the Blazers loss to the force-to-be-reckoned-with that is the New York Titans, the Blazers had a substantial turnout (9,313 fans) and received favorable press coverage in a sports media market that can be difficult to get attention in.
from The Daily Orange:
His cell phone buzzed around 2 p.m. Friday, and Chuck Wilbur finally heard the news he had waited months for.
Monday, January 19, 20095:45PM
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from LaxPower:
Rose most recently comes from Ithaca College, where he was a two time All-American and the Division III National Long Stick Midfielder of the Year in 2008. Rose also holds the Bomber's record for most takeaways in a game.
10:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Raiders will face seven of the preseason Top 20 teams in the 2009 season. No. 17 Colgate faces their first ranked opponent, No. 7 Duke Feb. 20. They then face No. 8 North Carolina and No. 10 UMBC in a 14-day stretch. Good showings here will help with strength of schedule at the end of the season.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Rochester Knighthawks fell to 0-3 for the first time in team history, following a 16-6 loss to the San Jose Stealth at HP Pavilion at San Jose. The loss was the second this weekend for the ‘Hawks.
Sunday, January 18, 20098:45AM
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Under Ivy League rules its members are prohibited from opening camp until Feb. 1 and from playing games before the last Saturday in the month. This, while several teams will begin regular-season play on Feb. 7.
from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com:
Just received a call from Onondaga CC head coach Chuck Wilbur, who said he has been fielding calls asking about former LaFayette High's . . . Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, who helped the Lazers win the junior-college national title two seasons ago.
from the Patriot Ledger:
Brett Queener (Penn Yan) grabs two assists in NLL "shorty" debut - Next week Titans visit Rochester
from Lacrosse Magazine:
The US Lacrosse National Convention is a place for reunions, where lacrosse enthusiasts converge to honor the game. One of the most prestigious reunions Saturday was the ring ceremony honoring the world champion U.S. Under-19 men's team.
from Navy Athletics:
Preseason Second-Team All-American Andy Tormey (Syracuse, N.Y.) has been selected by his teammates to serve as Navy's lacrosse captain this spring.
Saturday, January 17, 20098:30AM
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from ILTV:
Quint previews the Colgate lacrosse season for Brandon Corp and the Raiders. (1:38)
from Inside Lacrosse:
We caught up with Jesse Rothstein, a fellow Cornell alum and one of the organizers of the dinner, as well as some of George’s former teammates and friends, to fill us in on the event and his life.
from The Ithaca Journal:
The Cornell men's lacrosse team will host and coach teams of youth lacrosse players in a tournament on Sunday, Feb. 8, to raise money for the Dream Factory of Central New York.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Matt Abbott scored 212 points in his career at Nottingham (N.Y.) High. These days, however, Abbott is a senior midfielder at Syracuse — and scoring’s a bit of an afterthought.
from Inside Lacrosse:
After registering just four points playing behind Eric Pittard and David Mitchell his freshman year, Cornell’s Ryan Hurley exploded with a 46-goal campaign last season.
from NLL Insider:
And although the draft would occur during the Summer or Fall of 2010, it would only be the 2011 regular season that Jamieson would first be available to play pro lacrosse.
from Inside Lacrosse:
But the US Lacrosse Convention is taking place just a few blocks from IL’s downtown Baltimore office. So IL’s staffers scoured the convention floor like a “CSI:” team headed by Gil Grissom to find other newsy tidbits for our readers who have more lucrative, but maybe not as fun, jobs. (Travel note: President-Elect Barack Obama is speaking at City Hall in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend.)
from the Rocky Mountain News:
Denver clearly has become the biggest bastion for lacrosse west of the Mississippi River. But it doesn't appear as if the NCAA is going to be overly impressed with that fact.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The price of the package is $1,000 and includes among other things: a tour of the stadium and field access during the Friday team practice sessions, VIP Club level seats and parking on game day, a souvenir helmet from your favorite team, dinner on the town and a gift certificate to Lax World.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Here are the players that you'll want to look up in the box scores every week this year.
Friday, January 16, 2009Last updated 11:15PM
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from Syracuse.com:
The long-awaited decision regarding Cody Jamieson is in ... kind of. The former star attackman at Onondaga CC has been accepted as a full-time student at Syracuse University and has been cleared to practice with the lacrosse team beginning today.
from NLL.com:
The Buffalo Bandits defeated the Rochester Knighthawks by an astounding score of 23-6 on Friday night in front of 15,494 fans at HSBC Arena. Mark Steenhuis scored eight goals, while Roger Vyse added five goals as the Bandits improve to 3-0.
from UConn Athletics:
Tupper, who had yet to play for the Dolphins, graduated from West Genesee High School in 2008. A First-Team all-American selection and All-Central New York Player of the Year following her senior season she was also named to the First-Team All-CNY squad.
from Maryland Athletics:
Attackman Will Yeatman has joined the University of Maryland men's lacrosse team, head coach Dave Cottle announced today. Yeatman comes to Maryland after spending his first two years at the University of Notre Dame. A native of San Diego, Calif., he has two years of lacrosse eligibility remaining.
from Ithaca College Athletics:
Serron started all 20 games in his first season at Ithaca (after graduating from Monroe Community College) and ranked third on the team with 16 caused turnovers while collecting 36 ground balls. A second-team Empire 8 all-star, he caused three turnovers and scooped three ground balls in Ithaca’s win over Hartwick.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
East Syracuse-Minoa Central High School will be inducting six alumni into its Hall of Fame during halftime of its 3 p.m. boys' home varsity basketball game on Jan. 17 at the school.
from the Buffalo News:
The first coach of the Niagara County Community College men's lacrosse program is definitely an original — an original Bandit, that is. NCCC today officially announced that Buffalo Bandits captain Rich Kilgour will be the first coach in the college team's history when it opens play in 2010.
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from Lacrosse Magazine:
The fight crowd roared its approval when Portland's Brodie Merrill retaliated for Rich Catton's stick to the head of Ryan Powell, a shot that knocked off Powell's helmet.
from Inside Lacrosse:
"You took your skills to Hobart College from ’05 to ’08, and excelled there. What was the toughest part of transitioning to the college-level field game?"
from Inside Lacrosse:
College lacrosse is looking for some new stars this season
from Inside Lacrosse:
Over the last three years, only 57% of goalies who started full-time their junior and senior years improved their save percentage. Meantime, 73% of face-off specialists improved their win percentage.
Thursday, January 15, 2009Last updated @ 6:00PM
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from Laxidazical Ramblings:
If you have a question for Kenny, submit it through the form below and we’ll get as many as we can over to him. Kenny will be catching up with us during the season, so be sure check back regularly to see what’s going on. (9:42)
from the Baltimore Sun:
. . . Liam Banks, is coming in tonight and will be on hand for all you Syracuse junkies. It’s an autograph bonanza if that’s what you are into. If you’re a coach of a kid’s team in the Baltimore area, you could totally thrill your team by bringing them to this once in a lifetime experience. And to top it off, at 2:00 p.m. Hall of Famer and STX Lacrosse celebrity Tom Marechek will give his famous shooting clinic which is a priceless experience for kids.
from LoHud.com:
Zach, who will be starting classes next week, should make an immediate impact for the Red Foxes. In fact, he will be eligible to play this season. (Remember, you don’t have to sit out after transferring even in Division I for most NCAA sports — except football and basketball).
from the Ivy League:
Ivy League Executive Director Jeff Orleans announced today that the Ivy League will begin four-team tournaments in spring 2010 to determine the Ivy League’s automatic qualifying institutions to the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
"My plan is actually to see if the NCAA will let me play football next year," said (Scott) Kahoe, who is pursuing his MBA. "I'm going to talk to Coach (Doug) Marrone."
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from Cornell Athletics:
Moore, who spent two seasons in a similar position at Colgate after playing at Ivy League rival Penn, replaces Laurie DeLuca, who will serve as a volunteer assistant coach after recently having her first child.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
“Getting Marshall back into our lineup will surely help our back door. He's a big, aggressive, smart player that was surely missed our first game,” said Thorpe.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Ohio State boasted the NCAA’s No. 3 scoring offense last season. Attackmen Joel Dalgarno, Jeff Ryan and Mario Ventiquattro all bring experience.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Committee has made its recommendation to the NCAA for the sites for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 NCAA Championship weekends. The committee is waiting for the NCAA to confirm the recommendations.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009Last updated 11:00PM
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from LaxPower:
(Here) are the women's lacrosse major rules changes, new officiating procedures, and points of emphasis for the 2009 season. Shaded sections indicate the changes or additions. For additional links, including ones for a PDF copy of the rule book and the section at the US Lacrosse web site where you can purchase a printed copy, please see our Lacrosse Rules page.
from LaxPower:
(Here) are the men's lacrosse major rules changes and points of emphasis for the 2009 season. Shaded sections indicate the changes or additions. For additional links, including ones for a PDF copy of the rule book and the section at the US Lacrosse web site where you can purchase a printed copy, please see our Lacrosse Rules page.
from ILTV:
Lacrosse star Brett Queener talks about playing for the Blazers and then trains with the team. (6:42)
from NLL.com:
The legend showed no signs of rust in his return to the NLL as he notched five goals, including the 600th of his career, on eight shots against Philadelphia.
from ILTV:
Army head coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) previews his team for the 2009 lacrosse season.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Jennings, a single father, spent last Saturday night at his son's wrestling match and attended another match on Tuesday. If Jennings had not resigned as National Lacrosse League commissioner, a post he had held since 2000, he would have spent Saturday traveling from New York to Denver and watching Portland pummel the Colorado Mammoth. Then, he would have stayed in town for the NLL board of governors' meetings Monday and Tuesday.
from Major League Lacrosse:
Former All-American Alex Smith, who rewrote the University of Delaware and NCAA record books as the top faceoff specialist in the history of college lacrosse, has joined the Blue Hen coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
from Inside Lacrosse:
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The game at Buffalo features the top two scorers in NLL history as Rochester’s Gary Gait battles Buffalo’s John Tavares. Six-time league MVP Gary Gait enters the game second in goals (601) and points (1,097). Tavares, who is in his 18th season with the Bandits, is the league’s all-time leader with 625 goals and 1,334 points.
from USA Today:
While a few big-league teams defy the economic logic of the times . . . franchises in all sports are weighing pricing and other options in an attempt to retain season ticketholders and attract new business.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
With a small senior class departing following the title run, there presumably will be less need and fewer opportunities for members of this season's freshman class to get onto the field.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009Last updated 4:00PM
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from Pfeiffer Athletics:
In 2006 and 2008, Milliman was the offensive coordinator and goalie coach at Rochester Institute of Technology. He coached the Empire 8 Player of the Year and RIT’s All-Time Leading Scorer in 2006.
from Cornell Athletics:
Moore, who spent two seasons in a similar position at Colgate after playing at Ivy League rival Penn, replaces Laurie DeLuca, who will serve as a volunteer assistant coach after recently having her first child.
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from ILTV:
Six MadLax Juniors verbally commit to Syracuse, Loyola, Hopkins, Virginia, and Towson.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The college recruiting process has not only developed into a highly competitive arena, it has become an intricate process that requires good planning, the development of an accurate information base and the willingness to take a proactive approach in carefully executing the recruiting plan.
from the Elmira Star-Gazette:
The project developer, Mark Frampton of Frampton Construction in Pine City, is looking to build a "sports bubble" on a five-acre parcel owned by Elmira Floral Products that formerly held the company's greenhouses. The greenhouses were torn down in 2006.
from the Niagara-Gazette:
Kilgour, who turns 40 on Wednesday, said he will begin his duties in the coming months as he recruits players in anticipation of the Trailblazers inaugural season next spring.
from the Corning Leader:
In three seasons the quick attacker has amassed 87 goals and 74 assists in 66 games – which is 18 shy of Casey Donegan’s record of 84 set in 1990 – which put Keefer firmly on the radar of Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, North Carolina, Hofstra and Towson. Ultimately, what Delaware offered couldn’t be turned down.
Monday, January 12, 2009Last updated @ 8:45AM
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from JustLacrosse:
from WTVH-TV:
CBS-5 was there for Gary Gait's return to pro lacrosse after three years in retirement.
Sunday, January 11, 2009Last updated @ 1:00PM
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from NLL.com:
Blazers rookie and top overall draft pick Daryl Veltman (Hobart) had a goal and six assists in his NLL debut.
from TeachWNY.com:
Two private girls schools arre looking for coaches: Varsity Lacrosse Coach - Mt. Mercy Academy, JV Lacrosse Coaches - Nardin Academy
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
Despite a painful ankle injury that would require surgery a week after the title game, the powerful midfielder from Tully saved his best lacrosse for the postseason.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Gary Gait made a dazzling return to the sport in which he is considered the all-time greatest player, but not even Gait's heroics were enough to prevent an opening night loss for the Rochester Knighthawks.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
The 2009 Division I men's college lacrosse season in these parts began officially on Thursday when Syracuse opened preseason camp. Call it the calm before the storm.
Saturday, January 10, 2009Good morning! 9:00AM
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from WSTM-TV:
If there's one scene that stands out from last year's NCAA Championship lacrosse game, it's obviously the jubilant players hosting the trophy and celebrating SU's 4th National Championship. But if there's one goal that stands out it's probably Stephen Keogh's behind the back trick shot to twine.
from the Elmira Star-Gazette:
The midfielder has been a three-year starter for the Crusaders heading into his senior season this spring. He has been named to the All-Section 4 team for the last two years and won 80 percent of his faceoffs last season.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
That's because tonight the Knighthawks get to take to the floor for their season opener at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial against the Philadelphia Wings and finally — some would say mercifully — put behind them what has been one of the most tumultuous offseasons any professional franchise, in any sport, has ever endured.
from NJ.com:
By rights, Casey Powell should not be able to make it through a meal at a restaurant without someone coming to his table and asking for an autograph. Nor should he be able to check out at the grocery store without the cashier doing a double-take.
Friday, January 9, 2009Last updated @ 6:30PM
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from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Rochester Knighthawks open their 15th season against a longtime rival, the Philadelphia Wings, in an 8:05 p.m. East Division showdown at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, January 10th.
from Syracuse.com:
Starting this year, participation fees will be set at $285 for the summer games and up to $100 for the winter games. Up to now, there had been no participation fees. Games for the physically challenged will continue without participation fees.
from St. Bonaventure Athletics:
Led by a strong junior class and an up-and-coming group of sophomores, this young St. Bonaventure squad has already started the season strong. The Bonnies went undefeated in Fall exhibition play, going 9-0, as they hope to build upon their success in the upcoming spring season.
from Monmouth Athletics:
Monmouth’s goaltending will benefit the arrival of Taylor, who is in her senior season at Christian Brothers Academy. Taylor . . . has captained the CBA lacrosse squad the last two seasons while earning all-league honorable mention.
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from Monmouth Athletics:
Monmouth’s goaltending will benefit the arrival of Taylor, who is in her senior season at Christian Brothers Academy. Taylor . . . has captained the CBA lacrosse squad the last two seasons while earning all-league honorable mention.
from Syracuse.com:
Includes video of Coach Desko's press conference (11:14).
from The Daily Orange:
Includes video of Coach Desko's press conference(17:13), and John Galloway(1:16), as well as quotes from other players.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks:
Ding, ding, paging Doctor Sutton, er I mean Voloshin. Yes, here I go again, back under the scalpel.
Thursday, January 8, 2009Last updated @ 4:00PM
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from Syracuse Athletics:
The Orange men's lacrosse team hit the field today for the start of the 2009 season. Syracuse practiced at the Carrier Dome in the morning and then held its annual Media Day. Head coach John Desko previewed the upcoming campaign in his introductory news conference and the student-athletes participated in interviews and posed for pictures.
from Lacrosse Magazine:
Superlatives don't cover the performance of Casey Powell in the New York Titans' season debut. The ink was barely dry on his contract when Powell scored the first goal of the game, just 33 seconds in.
from Siena Women's Lacrosse:
Tierney, a senior attackman, scored 15 goals and had six assists. Her 21 points were tied for third on the team. She has 58 career goals.
from Hobart Athletics:
Hobart College first year Head Coach T.W. Johnson recently announced the lacrosse team’s 2009 schedule. The Statesmen will play six home games and eight away contests in their 107th varsity season.
from Major League Lacrosse:
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, and the Denver Outlaws announced today that the 2009 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 8 PM MT at Denver’s INVESCO Field at Mile High, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
from LaxPower:
Jacksonville University men's lacrosse coach Matt Kerwick announced two transfers and one signee that have joined the program for the inaugural season in 2010.
from LoHud.com:
“Jameson is a hard-working kid that we moved from middie to defense last year,” John Jay coach Nick Savastano said. “He is very intelligent with great footwork and explosiveness on ground balls. He will fit the Hopkins mold perfectly.”
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from LaxPower:
With Chenango Forks there, this should be interesting.
from LoHud.com:
With the economic crunch causing the state government to tighten its belt, the 32nd Empire State Games might have a drastically different look when they come to Poughkeepsie July 22-26.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
“Derek will add depth to our goalie position. He has gained a lot of experience the last few summers playing in Peterborough,” said Thorpe. “He also has a lot of experience in the NLL, as well.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Two-time defending Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Brandon Corp returns, as does running mate Kevin Colleluori. In net, Tim Harrington heated up at the end of the season and overcame some consistency issues from earlier in the year.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Cornell’s success will start and end with a midfield unit that stacks up with the nation’s best. John Glynn, the Big Red’s primary face-off man, picked up 82 groundballs last year and added 44 points, while Max Seibald is still the most physically imposing mismatch in the game while dodging from the midline.
from Inside Lacrosse:
. . . That means Canisius’s top spot may be a mixed blessing as the Griffins have the target squarely on their back. Sophomore midfielder Adam Jones, one of three freshmen to earn All-American honors in 2008, is most responsible for putting it there. At 5-10, 185 lbs., the Ontario native isn’t overpowering, but he’s so good that he earned the Player of the Tournament title at last summer’s U-19 World Championships for Team Canada. Classmate Nick Lococo runs Canisius’s offense from X, and put up 46 points last year.
from JustLacrosse:
. . . has been added to our list of Tournaments in the very top menu bar
from the Baltimore Sun:
John Weaver: I am not into ranking the achievements of others. So, these great moments of 2008 are in no specific order.
Wednesday, January 7, 20092:00PM
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Inside Lacrosse has learned that attackman-midfielder Cody Jamieson will not attend Syracuse’s media day on Thursday. Jamieson still may play for the Orange this year, according to a source familiar with the situation. News is not expected, however, until the middle of January.
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from Syracuse Athletics:
Attackman Pete Coleman (Madison, N.J.) has joined the Orange men’s lacrosse team head coach John Desko announced today. Coleman comes to Syracuse after spending the fall at Navy Prep. He is considered a freshman and will have four years of eligibility remaining.
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Hardy said he sat out all of fall ball partly to recover from ankle surgery, but traveled with the team while Syracuse’s Judicial Affairs decided his fate.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The Rochester Americans will team up with the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team this year to participate in the 19th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner & Sports Memorabilia Auction. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 6, 20098:15PM
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from Mogulus.com:
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announced the launch of the NLL Network, an online grid of 13 channels streamed online at NLL.com. The channels will feature live, high-quality online video broadcasts of NLL regular season and playoff games for the 2009 season at no cost to the viewer.
from Inside Lacrosse:
Coleman is Inside Lacrosse’s No. 36-ranked player in the Power 100. He had 45 goals and 22 assists as a senior at Chatham (N.J.) High
from Syracuse Athletics:
The scrimmages are the first of two exhibition dates for the Orange leading up to the start of the 2009 regular season. The Orange will also host Harvard in a scrimmage on Saturday Feb. 7 prior to opening the year against Providence on Sunday, Feb. 15.
from the Rochester Knighthawks:
The historic evening will also include a jersey auction to honor the Hall of Fame inductees, as three 1997 replica championship jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds going to CURE Childhood Cancer Association.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
from Inside Lacrosse:
from Inside Lacrosse:
In a national championship tournament, it’s rare for one team to be head-and-shoulders above the competition. But in the rising stars division of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, the Kanienkehaka Krunch was just that.
from the Issaquah Press:
Count Me In owes Issaquah (WA) Youth Lacrosse an estimated $65,000 for fall registrations, said Balkman, the league’s co-president.

A statement from Count Me In
from Inside Lacrosse:
The see-saw game that decided the conference championship may have been one of the most exciting games of the last five years. It may also have been a sign of things to come.
from Inside Lacrosse:
The Hoyas are picked back atop the ECAC in their last year before heading to the Big East.
from NLL Insider:
The 2008 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Entry Draft made history with the percentage of American field lacrosse players being drafted into the league higher than in any previous year.
Monday, January 5, 20099:15PM
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from Colgate Athletics:
Corp led the Patriot League in scoring last season with 56 points off of 41 goals and 15 assists . . . Murphy played all 17 games on Colgate’s top midfield line and was named to the all-Patriot League second team last season.
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from Richmond Athletics:
Friend . . . has built a decorated resume at Richmond. Last season she started every game for Spiders, while netting 53 goals and dishing 36 assists and earning a season-best 89 points. Friend was selected to the Team Canada roster earlier this fall. Friend was also selected to the IWLCA All-South Regional Second Team, and was named the Atlantic-10 Player of the Week twice.
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from Inside Lacrosse:
Face-Off Yearbook: 2009 Preseason Rankings
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
When the Rochester Knighthawks decided a few months ago to create their own Hall of Fame as a way to pay homage to former players, coaches and administrators, Tim Soudan had a pretty good idea that he'd be part of the inaugural class.
from TampaBayOnline.com:
When your nickname is the "Salmonbellies," it's sometimes hard to get respect. But the New Westminster Salmonbellies won't have that problem when they return to British Columbia
Sunday, January 4, 200912:30PM
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from LaxPower:
Listed . . . are the 2009 pre-season scrimmages/exhibtions that appear on the posted schedules of Men's Division I teams.
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from John Jay Lacrosse:
Saturday, January 31, 1PM
from Inside Lacrosse:
In the Rising Stars Division . . . it became increasingly evident that the Kanienkehaka Krunch (Akwesasne Mohawk Nation) is the team to beat.
from ILTV:
Highlights from the MadLax Capital Classic lacrosse tourney in Virginia.
from NLL.com:
The Toronto Rock edged the New York Titans, 15-14, to open the 2009 regular season.
Friday, January 2, 20099:30AM
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from NLL Insider:
The Buffalo Bandits enter 2009 slightly healthier than last winter, but likely just as hungry as Darris Kilgour amps up his crew for what should be another strong run at the Champion’s Cup.
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from Lacrosse Magazine:
It is a stunning turn of events with Gary Gait's emergence from retirement still being absorbed - Paul Gait will now coach his 41-year-old twin brother.
Thursday, January 1, 200910:00AM
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from NLL Insider:
Outside of lacrosse, fans will have plenty of activities from which to choose. There’s a festival going on outside the arena, where Finneran says it was 80 degrees and sunny on Wednesday. A youth tournament will take place and Rochester Knighthawks forward Gary Gait will be around to sign autographs.
from NLL Insider:
But will the Titans being taking care of business without Casey Powell? No. 22 has yet to sign with the team for this season, but Comeau says he’s confident a deal will get done.
from the Innisfil Journal:
Underdogs or not, the team made up of players from the Ontario Junior Men's Field Lacrosse League didn’t waste time in the three game series.


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