July 2009 Archives



Friday, July 31, 2009
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from Le Moyne Athletics
"I am thrilled about the opportunity to coach lacrosse at Le Moyne College and be a part of such a dedicated academic and athletic institution," said Hewitt. "I am fortunate to be coaching in my hometown of Syracuse, NY, which is considered one of the top lacrosse areas in the country. I would like to thank Matt Basset and the Le Moyne College Athletic Department for giving me this opportunity and look forward to the success we will achieve as a program."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Just five weeks after the U.S. women's national team's gold medal-winning performance in the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague, the program already has its eyes set on 2013. That includes this weekend, when 64 of the nation's top players converge in Baltimore for the final round of tryouts for the 2009-10 U.S. Developmental team at UMBC.
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from Lax.com
Taking the place of the defunct Empire State Games, the New York Shootout brings together the best New York underclassman from their respective regions. (Editor's note: If you didn't go, this is what you missed.)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Mark Millon stops by IL to talk about the new head specification changes for 2010 (required by NCAA rule changes).
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
New venue - West Genesee HS, 4 fields, 2 stadiums, over 80 college coaches, plenty of parking, LIVE streaming by LiveSportsVideo.com (with free registration), great weather forecast, and a Gary Gait/Joe Walters clinic Sunday around Noon.
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from LaxBuzz Blog
Rob Pannell scores 3 goals in upset of Virginia, 2009 NCAA Semi-finals.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse Post-Standard
A recap of the dominating year Central New York college teams had.
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from The Brantford Expositor
Orangeville Northmen have an outstanding team and are favourites to repeat as Ontario Lacrosse Association junior "A" and Canadian Minto Cup champions. The Northmen overcame an inspired Arrows squad to defeat Six Nations 12-10 and take an OLA best-of-seven semifinal 4-0.
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from the Welland Tribune
In the official protest following the Game 5 loss, Welland argued that the result should be reversed, arguing that the callup from Webster, N.Y., hadn’t cleared territorial waivers when Six Nations signed him to an intermediate card.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
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from Albany Athletics
"Athleticism, speed and toughness describe the qualities of this group," offers Marr, a former USILA national coach of the year who has an 80-58 career record in nine seasons with the UAlbany program. "We did well in Long Island and brought in two Canadians who are mature with a certain level of playing experience. In addition, we were able to expand our recruiting to the states of Florida and Oregon which is an example of the growth of the game."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
I coach middle school, and every year we have an issue instructing our girls on cradling. Some get the concept seamlessly, and others find it more difficult. We teach the "open and close the gate" technique that I was raised on. I've been trying to find alternative ways of teaching cradling, and the only thing I can find online are male coaches describing the gate technique as archaic, but giving no solutions. How would you teach a girl who has never held a stick how to cradle?
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from Donna Ditota/Syracuse.com
Casey Powell concluded the camp with a signature flourish. The former Syracuse University star performed tricks with his stick, some of which seemed to defy the laws of physics. He balanced the ball on an edge of the head, flipped the stick behind his back while providing the proper spin to secure the ball in the pocket. He scored from between his legs, behind his back. All to the delight of the 100 campers (and some of their parents) who clustered around Powell, former Albany goalie Brett Queener and the youngest Powell brother Mason (more on him later). Former SU midfielder Jarett Park sat amid the campers, soaking in the show.
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from Princeton Athletics
Greg Raymond, whose maturity and work ethic made him a universally liked and respected member of the Princeton men’s lacrosse program for three seasons, is returning to the team where he began his coaching career.
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from Yahoo News
owater, the maker of healthy sports drinks, has launched a national search for inspiring athletes from around the U.S. to feature on their owater labels. The company is asking athletes to submit their pictures and stories at owater.com, where contenders will be profiled and the public will able to vote for their favorites. The best stories will be selected quarterly, and owater will work with the selected athletes to create their unique owater labels.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Throughout this month, we’ve been talking on a weekly basis with top stars from around college lacrosse. We’ve been catching up on their summer plans, what they’re up to, lacrosse-wise, and talked about the upcoming season. This week, in our last installment, we welcome Cornell sophomore attackman Rob Pannell.
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from the Orangeville Citizen
The Rayburn Construction Northmen are just one win away from yet another trip the Ontario Junior A lacrosse finals. Up three games to none, Orangeville will head south to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations on tonight (Thursday), hoping to sweep their best of seven semi-final series with the Arrows. After posting 10-6 and 13-6 wins in games one and two, the teams returned to a packed house at the Tony Rose for game three on Tuesday night, many expected the teams to be in the same fighting mood they were in when they squared off in Six Nations on Sunday.
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from the Niagara Gazette
Brendan McDaniels intends to expand his recruiting reach as the women’s lacrosse program matures at Niagara County Community College. Until then, he’s determined to build locally.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
In the season finale of "Your Make the Call," US Lacrosse officials lay down the law on Kenny Nims' not-so-controversial-after-all game-tying goal in the NCAA championship game between Syracuse and Cornell.
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from Major League Lacrosse

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from Major League Lacrosse
Alright, Alrich, We Get It- Boston’s Matt Alrich proved again why he is one of the most consistent players in the league by scoring his 100th career goal in his 50th career game. He has averaged two goals every game, and, with no surprise, scored 2 goals in this past game against Toronto.
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from Albany Athletics
Antelmi, a three-sport high school athlete, earned first-team All-Onondaga League Freedom Division recognition. She had 36 goals and nine assists as a senior and netted a season-best five goals against both LaFayette and Fulton. Antelmi, a Section III Scholar-Athlete, was chosen to the U.S. Lacrosse High School Academic All-America Team in 2008 and 2009. She also received honorable mention All-OHSL honors in basketball and had a celebrated tennis career.
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from NLL Insider
It’s the first time in MSL history anyone’s won all three awards in the same season, according to The Peterborough Examiner. Peterborough’s Mac Allen got the Merv McKenzie Award as MSL’s top defensive player, edging Sid Smith of Six Nations in the voting.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Throughout this month, we’ll be talking on a weekly basis with top stars from around college lacrosse. We’ll catch up on their summer plans, what they’re up to, lacrosse-wise, and get into the upcoming season. This week, we welcome Syracuse junior goalie John Galloway (West Genesee/SU).
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Summer Lax Jam benefit lacrosse tournament looking for teams
from Binghamton Athletics
The Summer Lax Jam benefit lacrosse tournament will be held at Binghamton University on August 9th, with proceeds going to to organizations including Traci’s Hope, the National Parkinson’s’ Foundation and American Alzheimer’s Association. Competition will be at three levels: JV, Varsity, and Post-High School.
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from LaxPower
A Virtual National Champion is crowned!
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from NLL.com
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager Regy Thorpe announced that the team has designated forward John Grant as a franchise player for the 2010 season. The franchise tag on a player, who has qualified to be an Unrestricted Free Agent, keeps that player off the free agent market and ensures that he remains with the Knighthawks for the 2010 season.
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from The Brantfors Expositor
The Six Nations Arrows face elimination after losing 12-4 to the Orangeville Northmen on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their Ontario Lacrosse Assocation best-of-seven junior A semifinal series.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Everybody was fighting for playoff security this past weekend. After the dust settled, three teams found themselves in, and three teams are still scrapping for one remaining spot. Chicago and Washington, the teams with the most rookies, both have legitimate shots to take that final playoff seed. Don’t let the Week 11 numbers fool you, these rookies helped push their teams to the max, and here are some of the highlights.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Biz Stone is on the move, much like his company — the wildly popular social phenomenon Twitter. But like any former lacrosse player, he loves to talk about the sport, so he violated his 140-character rule to dish the dirt with LM.
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from Inside Lacrosse
IL’s Terry Foy talks MLL playoffs with ESPN/IL analyst Quint Kessenich and what’s on the horizon for the MLL with Editor-in-Chief John Jiloty.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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from Dartmouth Athletics
No stranger to the Ivy League, Farrell (F-M) had a standout four-year career at Cornell, leading the Big Red to an Ivy League Championship in 2006. She earned All-Ivy distinction in each of her four years, including first team All-Ivy honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. She was also named to the IWLCA All-Northeast first team in each of those seasons and was a third team All-America selection in 2008 as a senior.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The folks in Denver’s Athletic department sat down with Coach T to ask the questions that everyone has been wondering.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
With John Grant Jr. sidelined for the past 11 months while recovering from an injured knee -- and his playing status still in question after reinjuring the knee two weeks ago -- the Toronto Nationals have been fortunate to find someone to fill the scoring void left by Grant, the two-time reigning Major League Lacrosse MVP.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Some of the top teams from acrosse NYS, plus teams from Maine, Michigan, and Georgia will compete in front of over 80 college coaches this Saturday. Moving to a new site this year, the Tournament will be held at the West Genesee High School, featuring 3 grass fields, one Field Turf field, 2 stadiums, two refreshment stands, and PLENTY of on-site parking. It doesn't get much better than this! The details, as well as a look at all the teams can be found in this press release.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The John Pepper Tournament Committee is proud to announce the recipient of the first annual John Pepper Memorial Award, Patrick J. Hart (PJ) of Camillus. PJ is a 2009 graduate of West Genesee High School and is the son of Patrick and Kris Hart. PJ will attend the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) this fall.
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from Air Force Athletics
Wilson, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., graduated from West Genesee High School, where he was a two-sport athlete in hockey and lacrosse. In 1990, Wilson's teams won the New York State Class "A" championships in both sports. In 1989, he represented the Central region in the Empire State Games, earning a gold medal for lacrosse.
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from Inside Lacrosse
. . . But in looking for the next wave of head coaches, there is a strong group of young DI assistants making their mark in understudy roles. Here’s a few to keep an eye on (in alphabetical order):
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from Melissa Hatem Photography

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from Lacrosse Magazine

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from The Brantford Expositor
"They're just not playing," Miller said after watching the Northmen destroy the Arrows 12-6 in Game 2 of an Ontario Lacrosse Association best-of-seven junior A semifinal playoff.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Boys Latin and Long Island Express.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A quick look at some of the Division III coaches who might one day join Murphy in Division I.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Want a shot clock? Speak. Helmets for women? Speak. Done with stalling away a win? Speak.
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from LITG
The provincial championship Jr. A lacrosse teams from British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario will compete for the coveted Minto Cup, the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s junior national championship.
Monday, July 27, 2009
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Some of the top teams from acrosse NYS, plus teams from Maine, Michigan, and Georgia will compete in front of over 80 college coaches this Saturday. Moving to a new site this year, the Tournament will be held at the West Genesee High School, featuring 3 grass fields, one Field Turf field, 2 stadiums, two refreshment stands, and PLENTY of on-site parking. It doesn't get much better than this! The details, as well as a look at all the teams can be found in this press release.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The John Pepper Tournament Committee is proud to announce the recipient of the first annual John Pepper Memorial Award, Patrick J. Hart (PJ) of Camillus. PJ is a 2009 graduate of West Genesee High School and is the son of Patrick and Kris Hart. PJ will attend the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) this fall.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne All-Access Pass available now with savings for early signups.
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from LaxPower
Gilman, West Islip move on.
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from the St. Cathrines Standard
While the sport's governing body ruled that Zone 9 officials approved Six Nations' request to sign Grant Catalino to an intermediate card, freeing him to play in in Game 5 of the series, Warlords officials left the Toronto hearing "optimistic" their concerns will be addressed in the off-season.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Prior to the start of the New York Shootout at Henninger’s sun-splashed Sunnycrest Park on Saturday, Central lacrosse coach Shaun Smith of Corcoran earlier this week handed out No. 1 decals to all his players and instructed them to affix the sticker to the side of their helmet. The number proved prophetic.
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from CNYCentral.com
Not even a tough economy can keep New York State lacrosse down. The Central team had a brutal schedule, facing off against Nassau at 10 am, Suffolk at noon, and Rochester at 2.
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from Syracuse.com
The Central New York team won all three of its games in the inaugural New York Shootout lacrosse tournament and was the unofficial team champion of the eight-team statewide event at Henninger High School on Saturday. Medals weren't awarded, but no other team finished the day unbeaten.
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from The Auburn Citizen
While most college athletics offer summer camps for a variety of sports, some might not be as valuable as one in a player's hometown.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Hall's original format for the shootout paired Section 10 players with participants from Section 2 to form an Adirondack region similar to previous Empire State Games. Frontier League players would be partnered with Syracuse athletes on the Central squad. Hall said Albany coaches decided to drop out early, however, which resulted in an intriguing twist. He reconfigured the regions and forged the North Country team comprised of local players
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
The artificial turf field, which was installed by Aide Turf of Rochester, features four sets of markings to accommodate football, soccer, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse. The presence of all four sports - made possible by the introduction of boys and girls lacrosse programs at the district for the 2009-10 school year - will ensure the field is utilized in both the fall and spring seasons.
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from Inside Lacrosse
I don’t know how I feel about the music being played during gameplay (us old folks don’t like loud noises, you know), but its easy to see why Denver is getting a lot of love from the lax folks that make their way west after college.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
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from the New York Post
The New York Titans, a member of the National Lacrosse League for three seasons, will move to Orlando, pending a vote by the league's board of governors, The Post has learned. According to a source, the Titans, who won the East Division Championship last season, finally settled on the Central Florida city after months of negotiations following their 12-10 loss to Calgary in the Champions Cup game May 15.
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from US News
Your oomph, your zoom, your zip, the spring in your step, the get-up-and-go in your giddy-up: Whatever you call it, if you exercise long (and hard) enough, you may risk losing it at some point, feeling stale or tired during workouts, and seeing your race times get slower and slower. That kind of performance decline has a variety of possible explanations, most temporary and fixable but some more serious. Here's a field guide to what might be keeping you from doing your best.
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from John Moriello's NYSSWA blog
Don't show up on Saturday expecting the New York Shootout Presented by Nike to be another Empire State Games. On the other hand, you can expect a high level of play and competition at Syracuse Henninger High School as boys lacrosse teams from eight regions across the state participate in the trial balloon for what could be a multi-day competition as early as next year.
Friday, July 24, 2009
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from LaxPower
Van Arsdale served as an assistant coach at Penn State University for six years (2004-09) after spending one season in the same capacity at the University of Notre Dame. From 2001-03, he was head coach and assistant general manager of the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse as well as an assistant coach with the Rochester Knighthawks professional indoor lacrosse franchise. During his 12 seasons as head coach at Rochester Institute of Technology, Van Arsdale's teams posted a combined record of 112-54 and made five NCAA tournament appearances, including a berth in the national semifinals in 1999. He has coached more than 50 All-Americans and continues to be sought after as a featured speaker at regional and national coaching clinics.
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from NLL Insider
NLL Insider has learned from numerous sources that the long speculated move of the Titans to Orlando, Florida is looking increasingly likely at this point, ownership crossing T’s and dotting I’s over the past few weeks, nixing the rumoured move that would have had the Titans at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, a destination that was very much a serious full-time option earlier this off-season.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Tell us what call you would make and post your comments below. Then, check back next week to see if our expert officials agreed with you.
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from The Auburn Citizen
Luke Petrosino delivered the game-winning goal with 30 second left as the Auburn seventh- and eighth-grade ULA lacrosse team defeated Skaneateles 7-6 Wednesday. Sean Lattimore had the assist on the play.
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from Bamalax Lacrosse
The Alabama high school athletic association (AHSAA) Unanimously approved allowing schools to add club teams in "emerging sports" beginning with the 2010-11 school year. Once a sport has 10 percent of member schools fielding teams, a championship program will be added.
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from Sean Burns/Inside Lacrosse
“There had been talk of doing this move for a while,” says Tierney, a former U.S. National Team goalie who has been in Denver since being traded to the Outlaws in 2006 and will be an assistant with the Pioneers under his father. “We’ve already run some good camps out here before, so we thought [the 205 system] would do well. We got registration going in mid-February, so to get 280 kids out here is pretty impressive . . ."
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from Sean Burns/Inside Lacrosse
The action was all over the place at the second day of 205 West at Colorado, with some great athletes putting on a show for the numerous coaches in attendance. Here’s what I saw that stood out – but please keep in mind, this is just the first part of the weeks games, and it was tough to see more than a few minutes of any one team. Hopefully we’ll get out to plenty more today in the shadows of the Rockies.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Paul Rabil, who boasts the most points in the league, had a seven goal night (5 G, 2 2-point), working the ball between the pipes at every opportunity. However, it was Toronto’s leading scorer and the league’s top goal scorer Merrick Thomson who earned Bud Light MVP honors with an astounding eight goal performance (5 G, 3 A).
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from MPNnow.com
A total of eight Finger Lakes Community College men’s lacrosse players — including the first three to earn partial scholarships in the sport — have decided on the four-year schools where they will continue their educations and their playing careers.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is looking for a skilled Web Designer that will act as a primary source on many of our web properties including the launch of our redesigned site as well as our blogs, event sites, and contests.
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from Major League Lacrosse
In Toronto’s close loss to Boston earlier in the year, Joe Walters and Geoff Snider were the big scorers for the Nationals. Last week, Walters had six points, four goals; I have to go with him as my favorite for the Bud Light Game MVP if Toronto wins. I wouldn’t expect too much from attackman Merrick Thomson, Boston sealed him up pretty well in the last game.
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from
Rochester Americans and Knighthawks President Lewis Staats will be a guest on “Eyes on the Future” on Saturday, July 25th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on WHAM 1180-AM and wham1180.com. Staats will join Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason and host Mike Whittemore as they talk about the impact of sports on the economy of Rochester.
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from Ohio State Athletics
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will host the third-annual “Showdown in the Shoe” in Ohio Stadium prior to the football team’s spring game, Nick Myers, Ohio State men’s lacrosse head coach, announced Wednesday. Set for April 24, 2010, the lacrosse Buckeyes will take on Air Force in an ECAC Lacrosse League matchup before the football team takes the field for its intrasquad game.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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NY Shootout Rosters, Rules, and Schedule
from JustLacrosse
The action begins at 10AM Saturday at Henninger High School with Suffolk facing Rochester, and Nassau battling Central. Two games each hour, with the last set beginning at 3PM. We will be reporting live throughout the day from the sidelines.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Billy Ward sprinted to the sideline of Corcoran's field earlier this week, fresh off a lacrosse practice drill. His heavy breathing and sweaty face answered any questions about how seriously he was approaching the task at hand.
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from The Brantford Expositor
Six Nations Arrows, riding the shirt-tails of a lanky 16-year-old, defeated the St. Catharines Athletics 12-10 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Wednesday night.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
"I'm upset about it. The state's portion (of running the Games) is $2.7 million, and that's not a small amount of money," he said. "But where the Games are held, it generates $7 million to $10 million to the economy. It doesn't make sense."
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from the Baltimore Sun
A few years back I watched Herkimer win a national junior college championship with an exciting young goalkeeper named Brett Queener. He was the national junior college player of the year that season, but he stood out for other reasons, too. When the team was on the sideline and after the game he was basically a showman. It was like he was the post-game entertainment. He looked like Shia LaBeouf and he held everyone’s attention effortlessly. I guessed that day that the kid might be destined for greater things than JUCO glory.
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from Inside Lacrosse
IL’s Terry Foy gets Toronto Nationals goalie Brett Queener on the line to talk about the drop of the recent August issue, the MLL All-Star Game and the impending MLL playoffs.
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from Inside Lacrosse
IL Editor-in-Chief John Jiloty hops on the horn with legendary Syracuse defenseman Ric Beardsley to talk about the August issue spread outlining his legacy, crazy antics and recent reunion with lacrosse.
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from MetroWNY.com
The culmination of the work put in by Hamburg Youth Lacrosse, along with other area organizations, even some from Rochester, will be on display at the annual Dog Days Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, July 25 starting at 9AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Five straight Suffolk County titles, three straight New York state titles, nearly perfect -- West Islip is the top team in the land.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Maybe it’s not a dynasty quite yet — and who knows what that means these days? — but West Islip’s recent accomplishments are certainly hard to ignore.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Playoffs? We’re talking about Playoffs?! -Yes Jim, the playoffs. The Denver Outlaws are the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the 2009 New Balance Championship Weekend. Currently ranked first, the Outlaws have built a 7-2 record and have beat every team in the league. The Outlaws, since their inception in 2006, have qualified for the playoffs every year and have made two appearances in the Championship game (’06, ’08).
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from Lacrosse Magazine
With three weeks remaining in the Major League Lacrosse season, playoff scenarios loom. The first-place Denver Outlaws, who have qualified for the playoffs in each of their four seasons, clinched the first spot with an 11-8 win over the Washington Bayhawks.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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from Marist Athletics
Lucchessi was named first team All-League and second team All-Central New York as a senior. Additionally, she was named the team's top defender at West Genesee High School. As a junior, she earned honorable mention all-league honors.
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from Inside Lacrosse
On the same day the New York Empire State Games were cancelled this winter, the idea for a replacement event to showcase Long Island’s high school lacrosse talent was born by a small group of coaches in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Six months later the idea came to fruition in the form of the Long Island Showcase, played on a rainy Tuesday afternoon and night at Dowling College’s athletic complex in eastern Suffolk.
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from LaxPower
Results for the fourth round of the National Online Lacrosse Tournament can be found below. In this first-ever virtual championship, 64 teams qualified, with the following schools receiving berths:
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from Lacrosse Magazine
3. West Genesee (N.Y.) - The Wildcats (21-2) may have lost to No. 2 Farmingdale in the New York Class A state semifinals, but they clearly remain one of the country’s best teams. That loss was frustrating as the Dalers rallied to tie the game, force overtime and then win it, 10-9. Still, West Genesee has won five state titles in the last nine years.
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from Major League Lacrosse
There were three games in Week 10, and three new rookies who hit the field. Toronto Midfielder Brad Ross, Denver midfielder Brian Christopher and Toronto defenseman Mike Timms all made their debut performances. Other than the three newcomers it was a fairly quiet week for the MLL rookies. Max Seibald was the Rookie of the Week recipient and several of our rookies are now playoff bound.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The team will be competing in a North American Cup Championship at the University of Toronto hosted by the Ontario Edge August 1-2, 2009.

Upstate nicely represented by Derek Kehoe (Carthage '11), Mike Messina (Aquinas Institute ’11), Gary Davies (Orchard Park ’10), Adam Fingar (Canandaigua Academy ’10), and Nick King (Canandaigua Academy ’10).
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from Inside Lacrosse
Reached Wednesday morning, Peluso stressed that “it’s all good, and it’s a decision I made. I spent the last few months, and weeks especially, talking with my family here [near Rochester] and in Long Island. I realized that I was losing focus on what was important to me and spending more time with my family is one of those things.”
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from the Albany Times-Union
My son attended Top Dog Lacrosse Camp at UAlbany for the third year this summer. It is a sleepover camp and I went one night to watch a scrimmage. The kids were tired from a long day of playing lacrosse. But what started as a lazy scrimmage picked up the pace when UAlbany graduate and camp coach Brett Queener stepped on the field.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Gene Peluso has resigned as head men’s lacrosse coach at Rochester Institute of Technology, ending his eight-year association with the Division III team in Rochester, N.Y.
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from The Brantford Expositor
The Arrows scored five goals in the third period of Game 6 of their Ontario junior A playoffs to edge St. Catharines Athletics 8-7. The victory means the series is tied 3-3 and Game 7 will be tonight at 8 o’oclock at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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He twice received All-America honors ('68 and '69) playing attack while attending SUNY-Cortland -- and he was selected to play in the North-South all-star game in `69.
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from Cornell Athletics
Axenfeld was a two-time All-Central New York selection at Fayetteville-Manlius HS and joins former high school teammates Caroline Helmer, Shannon McHugh and Ali O’Neil on the Big Red roster. She had a team-high 43 goals and added nine assists for 52 points in leading the Hornets to a top 20 state rankinf and earning team her team’s most valuable player honors as a senior captain.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
10. LaFayette (N.Y.) - The Lancers (23-1) nearly found the perfect way to commemorate their 50th anniversary season — by winning their third state championship of the decade. Unfortunately, the script didn’t play out quite that way, as LaFayette had its 23-game winning streak snapped by Manhasset in the Class C state final. The Lancers returns a lot of talent next year but will have to offset the loss of midfielder John Greeley (Johns Hopkins).
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from Lacrosse Magazine
8. Baldwinsville (N.Y.) - The Bees (19-2) got off to a good start earlier this season, stopping West Genesee's 52-game winning streak with a 9-8 victory. But the season ended in a tough manner when West Genny got revenge with its own 9-8 victory in the New York Section III final. What made that one harder to swallow was that the Bees couldn't close the door despite having a four-goal, second-half lead. Baldwinsville also fell to West Genesee in a regular-season game. The Bees won their first 12 games and were ranked No. 1 in the nation by laxpower.com in May, but the season didn't end as well. Kara Moschetti was a force on offense, getting eight goals in a playoff game for coach Doug Rowe.
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from Stevens Athletics
Mallory Poole (Corning East), who is a member of the United States Women’s Lacrosse Developmental Team, was named a first-team Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American in 2005, 2006, and 2008 . . . Poole graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in physical education.
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from St. Cartherines Standard
Written off by many after losing the first two games of their Ontario junior A playoffs with the Six Nations Arrows, the St. Catharines Junior Athletics can end the series tonight at home. The Athletics got three-goal performances by Joey Resetarits and Shayne Adams en route to a 9-6 win over the Arrows Monday night in Ohsweken to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of- seven quarter- final series.
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from Fairfield Athletics
Marshall Johnson (Canandaigua, N.Y.) will be a part of the Stags midfield this season. A graduate of Canandaigua Academy, where he won 84 percent of his face-offs and scored 41 goals, he led his squad to the 2009 New York State Class ‘B' Championship, and was named MVP in the process. He was also an All-America honoree, as a senior, and was named the Greater Rochester Player of the Year.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Rookie Max Seibald played exceptionally well amongst his fellow draft class this past weekend, earning himself the Cascade Rookie of the Week following a 2-goal game against Washington. Battling from behind, Seibald scored a key, short-handed goal in the third quarter that eventually led to Denver’s victory over the Bayhawks, and subsequent a playoff berth for the 2009 New Balance Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend. The rookie midfielder’s second goal came in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, an assurance goal that confirmed an Outlaw victory.
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from LaxLessons.com
Ted Georgalas, who founded Mahopac’s varsity program and is one of the men most instrumental in the growth of Section 1 lacrosse, has joined Army’s program as an asssistant coach.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
13. Orchard Park (N.Y.) - Playing for his dad, Jeff Tundo (Ohio State) won a state football title in the fall and nearly closed out the spring with a matching trophy. It wasn’t meant to be however as Tundo and his teammates lost to West Islip in the New York Class A final and finished 21-2 overall. Tundo led Western New York in scoring in both football and lacrosse (144 points).
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse launched a new initiative in 2007 designed to reach out to the Native American community. USL volunteers assist with Native Vision, a sport and life skills camp sponsored jointly by the NFL (National Football League) Players Association and the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.
Monday, July 20, 2009
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from Inside Lacrosse
IL’s look into the best lacrosse towns includes a lot of sub-categories in the process, from where you can find the best college, pro or high school lacrosse to the best bar for the lax fan to grab a bite, beer and catch the action on the tube among like-minded individuals.
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from LadyRoc.org
At the Star Spangled Banner Tournament in Baldwinsville, NY the Lady Roc 2010 Team was able to capture the High School Division Title. Below is the video of the championship game and awards ceremony after. Also congratulations to Abbey Friend for making MVP of the game. (25:26)
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from LadyRoc.org
. . . a video outlining 2009 Changes to Rules dealing with Dangerous Checks and Slashes. (5:21)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
12. Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) - The Wildcats won a third straight Class C New York state title. They're the only Suffolk County team to ever take home a state crown. Their only loss was to Moorestown (N.J.) in a 13-9 decision. That was the only game this season in which SWR didn’t score in double figures. This season was one filled with routs for the Wildcats (20-1), but the state title game wasn’t one of them. Rachel Wiederkehr got four goals in that contest while Stephanie Anderson helped with three goals and one assist, as SWR got eight goals in the first half en route to a 13-11 victory for coach Bob Vlahakis.
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from The Brantford Expositor
After jumping into a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Ontario Lacrosse Association junior A quarter-final playoff series against St. Catharines, the Six Nations Arrows have allowed the Athletics back in the series. Joel White, Randy Staats, and Peter Jacobs got a goal and an assist for the Arrows while Jake Kicknosnay-Louks got the other goal. Elijah Printup, Jerome Thompson, Ryan Dilks, and Alex Kedoh Hill got one assist each.
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from Inside Lacrosse
With the summer chugging along and the recruiting and MLL worlds drawing to their conclusions, we’ve decided to take on a little research project here at IL - Determining what the best lacrosse towns in the world are.
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from LaxPower
Results for the third round of the National Online Lacrosse Tournament can be found below. In this first-ever virtual championship, 64 teams qualified, with the following schools receiving berths:
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from LaxLessons.com
The votes are all in, and in a down-to-the-wire showdown, Syracuse University-bound JoJo Marasco of edged Manhasset’s Connor English and West Islip’s Nicky Galasso to earn the inaugural LaxLessons.com regional player of the year award.
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from Inside Lacrosse
When the Smithtown East and Smithtown West boys lacrosse teams play each other during the school year it’s considered a rivalry game. In the summer, however, players from the two Long Island high schools combine to form one club team that tours the camp circuit.
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from Major League Lacrosse
It was a perfect summer night in Hempstead, New York. The Toronto Nationals were in town to take on the Long Island Lizards. It was a record crowd for the Lizards, as they entertained seven-thousand six-hundred and twenty-one.
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from Major League Lacrosse
As the sun began its descent into the horizon, fans poured into Harvard Stadium to cheer on their home team, the Boston Cannons, as the Cannons prepared to go head-to-head with the Chicago Machine.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Sean McGonigle: Got a chance to catch up with Steven Brooks today who’s an ex-teamate of mine and recent founder of Fourty4 Lacrosse. I had an opportunity to chat with him about growing up in a non-lacrosse hot spot, and how he’s been able to adapt to the big leagues.
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from LoHud.com
Fred Smith was busy at his office at the state parks department last week, tweaking, refining, considering and reconsidering all things Empire State Games. A busy July is commonplace for the program's director and his staff, who work to ensure their Olympic-style competition runs without a hitch. Only this year is different. Much, much different.
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from The Brantford Expositor
The St. Cathraines Athletics scored five goals in the second period on their way to an 8-6 victory over the Six Nations Arrows, tying their Ontario Lacrosse Association junior A playoff series2-2.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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from Inside Lacrosse
With 219 teams in attendance and 18 fields in constant use, the sixth annual Long Island Lacrosse Classic and Clinic at Hofstra and the adjacent Mitchel Athletic Complex was a huge collection of players, coaches and spectators right in the heart of one of the sport’s hotbeds.
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from HometownAnnapolis.com
While most kids their age are spending the summer playing pickup lacrosse or taking trips to the beach with their families, 42 local youngsters will be doing something entirely different this year. Instead of heading to Ocean City, these young athletes are packing their bags for England, where they'll stay for two weeks as part of the Anne Arundel Lacrosse England Tour.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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from The Palladium Times
Sports rhetoric dictates that to be the best, you have to beat the best. When it comes to the offseason, perhaps that phrase could be modified to, “In order to be the best, you have to be coached by the best.”
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from the Buffalo News
One of the last high school feature stories that late Buffalo News sports reporter Tom Borrelli wrote was about Jeff Tundo.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
As we reported earlier, in response to the cancellation of the 2009 Empire State Games, Lacrosse leaders from around the state have teamed up with Nike to present the NYS Nike Shootout. This one day tournament brings boy's all-star teams from different sections of New York together to do battle at Henninger High School in Syracuse on July 25th.
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from The St. Catharines Standard
Faced with the prospect of facing a 3-0 deficit in their Ontario Lacrosse Association junior A playoff series with the Six Nations Arrows, the Athletics rode the six-point effort of captain Joel McCready to a 14-3 win in Ohsweken Friday night.
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from LoHud.com
Despite helping revive the Nanuet boys lacrosse program over the past two seasons, varsity coach Rick Sorkow was informed last week that he was not being retained. The Golden Knights were 27-5 during his tenure. "It's a personnel decision, and I cannot discuss personnel," Nanuet athletic director Frank Mazzuca said. Sorkow was hoping to continue as coach.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
20. Ridgefield (Ct.): The Tigers opened the season with 10 straight wins before a one-goal setback against Lawrenceville. They then reeled off another 10-game streak before losing to Fairfield Prep in the FCIAC semifinals. First-year coach Roy Colsey's hard-hitting defense limited 13 opponents to five goals or fewer, while Matt White (Virginia) and Colin Scott (Denver) led the offense.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
19. Brighton (N.Y.): Brighton (16-3) had won 11 straight sectional titles but got some bad luck in this year's Section V title game, falling to Canandaigua, 11-10. The Barons were ranked No. 1 in New York and seeded first heading into the game. They held a two-goal lead late in the second half, but gave up the final three goals. The Barons used tough defense throughout the season, holding most of their opponents into single figures. Brighton got plenty of offense, as it had in years past. Beatrice Conley led the way in the loss to Canandaigua as Brighton finished with a 16-3 record.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Friday, July 17, 2009
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from LaFayette Lacrosse
from Inside Lacrosse
Growing up in SoCal and eventually playing Division I lacrosse (editor’s note: at Syracuse), it has been awesome to see the growth and transition of the game in California and on the West Coast as a whole. Speaking of West Coast lacrosse, this week’s Adrenaline Showcase features the top players from all over the West Coast:
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from Cornell Athletics
Jeff Tambroni, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced the Cornell men’s lacrosse incoming class of 2013.The Big Red, looking to replace 16 graduated seniors, will add 15 players to next year’s squad, six of which earned high school All-American honors. The group is comprised of eight midfielders, three attackmen, three defensemen and one goalkeeper. Additionally, the players represent five states and Canadian provinces with 10 players hailing from New York, two from Ontario, and one each from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
On a clear summer night in Denver, Colorado, the "Old School" took on the "Young Guns" in the 2009 MLL All-Star Game at Invesco Field at Mile High. Amongst 10,123 excited fans and live television audience came a highly entertaining, high-scoring and record-breaking game. The Old School beat the Young Guns 22-21 in overtime.
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from the Denver Post
"(Queener's) a fun, energetic guy and players respond to that passion," Merrill said.

Langtry took another view. "I guess he's good for the sport and he seems like a good guy, but I'm really annoyed playing against him," Langtry said. "When you see a goalie run up the field, all you want to do is whack him."
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from Inside Lacrosse
With the Old School squad leading 14-10 over the Young Guns at the half, both teams headed to the locker rooms, save for a handpicked selection of elite players. These players stayed behind for one reason, and one reason alone: to showcase their accuracy, strength, skill, and personality. The event? The Bud Light Skills Competition.
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from Major League Lacrosse
In conjunction with tonight's MLL All-Star Game, which takes place at Denver’s INVESCO Field, all players appearing on both the “Old School” and “Young Guns” rosters will autograph their game worn jerseys following the event. You can bid for the limited-edition All-Star jerseys online by visiting http://mll.charitybuzz.com/viewLots.do
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from LaxLessons.com
An interesting aspect of the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight that just wrapped up today at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury is the many family connections. One of them featured one of the top rising juniors in the nation, John Jay attackman Mike Daniello, and his brother, Chris, who is a key member of Syracuse’s two-time national championship squad.
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from LaxLessons.com
The White team pulled out a 13-7 win over the Red team Tuesday night in the all-star game of the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
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from LaxLessons.com
Our next video interview from the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury is with one of the top high school attackmen in the nation, Manhasset native Jimmy Bitter, who now lives in Stratton, Vt., and attends the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.
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from The Suffolk Times
Something feel a little off this summer? If it hasn't sunk in yet, give it another week or two. The Empire State Games, a staple in New York amateur sports the last three decades, is in hiatus thanks to the economic bust.
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from US Lacrosse
The Boys' High School Awards/Recognition process itself is overseen by Tom Hall (F-M), Committee Awards Chair, and managed locally by the Area Representatives. The Committee Awards Chair, through the Area Chairmen, oversees the selection of six awards categories including All-American, Academic All-American, Senior All-Star Game participation, Coach of the Year, Assistant Coach of the Year and Man of the Year. Each Area is required to participate in each of these six categories.
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from The Washington Post
Thousands of fans will descend upon Montgomery County this weekend for the Club National Championship, a girls' lacrosse tournament that will feature 318 teams from 32 states playing to determine unofficial national champions for squads ranging from ages 10 to 17.
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from the Baltimore Sun
The Anne Arundel Youth Lacrosse Club sent two boys teams to England on Wednesday in hopes of defending its Friendship Cup. During the two-week tour across the country, AAYLC's under-13 and under-15 clubs will take on English teams, culminating in a battle for the Friendship Cup. The Anne Arundel squad possesses the Cup and has a 26-3-1 record in defending it.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Former Bucknell head coach Sid Jamieson has been attending Be the Best for eight years, and in that time has noticed the difference in the growth of lacrosse here“California lacrosse is at a completely different level. All these kids get up and down the field. They have good field sense, and the skill level gets better and better and better. The first years I was out here, the kids were having trouble just passing and catching. We talked amongst ourselves as coaches that there are fewer and fewer and fewer of those.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The upcoming August issue of Lacrosse Magazine includes LM's annual season-end, top-25 high school boys' and girls' lacrosse rankings. Check back to laxmagazine.com over the next week as we count down to No. 1.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The upcoming August issue of Lacrosse Magazine includes LM's annual season-end, top-25 high school boys' and girls' lacrosse rankings. Check back to laxmagazine.com over the next week as we count down to No. 1.
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from The Brantford Expositor
Elijah Printup scored two goals for the Arrows. Alex (Kedoh) Hill, Joel White, Grant Cattalano, Randy Staats, Peter Jacobs and Jake Kicknosway-Louks scored one goal apiece.
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from the Buffalo News
Lacrosse thrives in the suburbs, not the city. It's a dominant prep school sport, not yet mainstream in the Buffalo Public Schools. But Nowicki knew the reason wasn't apathy, it was opportunity.
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from LaxPower
Results for the second round of the National Online Lacrosse Tournament can be found below. In this first-ever virtual championship, 64 teams qualified, with the following schools receiving berths:
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from Jookt.com
Jookt spent the night at the MLL All Star Party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Denver. All the Old Schools studs and New School stunners were there. Let Kaitlin White guide you through the night...
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from Major League Lacrosse
As we prepare for Thursday’s All-Star Game, the Old School versus the Young Guns, the players have started to prepare themselves for what should be an entertaining, high-goal scoring bonanza at Mile High. The battle of old against young has been renewed as the league’s best players will come together and battle under the lights of INVESCO Field. Now is a fitting time to see exactly what the young’ns think about their older, wiser teammates (and vice versa) before they test each others’ skills on the field.
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from US Lacrosse
Tell us what call you would make and post your comments below. Then, check back next week to see if our expert officials agreed with you.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The championship game for the Brine Shootout was held today at UMBC. The top two seeds weeded their way through the field and earned a chance to be crowned champion. The Road Hawks White (no.1 seed) faced off against Bulldog Elite (no.2 seed) in a tale of two halfs. The game was an adventure right down to the final whistle.
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from US Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse Women’s Division Board of Governors voted to approve the recommendation of the National Teams Coach Selection committee to name Ricky Fried as the 2009-2013 U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach. Fried was selected after a six month-long selection process, which concluded following the 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup, where Fried served as one of the assistant coaches to the gold medal winning U.S. team.
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from Major League Lacrosse
John Grant Jr. will return to Major League Lacrosse this weekend in his first game ever with the Toronto Nationals on Saturday, July 18th. After undergoing emergency surgery to remove an infection in the ACL of his left knee in September 2008, Grant took an extended hiatus from his beloved sport to embark upon a long road of surgeries and rehabilitation.
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from Inside Lacrosse
My brief story is a valuable one and for only one reason. Don’t do what I did! What follows are suggested strategies for athletes and families who feel they might be a bit behind in the college quest.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Last Minute Additions: The rosters the Old School and Young Guns have seen some last minutes additions. The Old School team has added defenseman Tom Ethington (Denver) and attacker Matt Brown (Denver) to replace the injured Kyle Harrison and Nicky Polanco. The Young Guns made only one addition, defenseman Steve Panarelli (Long Island). Young Guns rookies Zach Greer and Sid Smith will both be sidelined due to injuries.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Many more photos from the shoots.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) has announced the participants for the 2009 Bud Light All-Star Skills Competition, which will take place during halftime of the eighth annual MLL All-Star Game according to Commissioner David Gross. This year’s MLL All-Star Game will take place on Thursday, July 16 at 10 PM ET/ 8 PM MT at Denver’s INVESCO Field at Mile High.
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from CentralJersey.com
It’s not surprising that a large entourage of athletes and coaches came to support Luke Dawson when he returned to Hillsborough High School to announce his intentions to play lacrosse at the United States Military Academy. The 2008 HHS graduate, who spent a post-graduate year at The Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn., has already arrived at West Point for summer boot camp. Before leaving for his new home, Dawson returned to the high school where he starred in wrestling and lacrosse to share the good news and the glory with his old friends, coaches and teammates.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Midfielder John Greacen (CBA) was a major problem for Cincy from the opening whistle. He was able to control the face-off X, while beating his man continuously from the top off the key with his quickness and deceptive moves. He also scooped up every groundball in his area, and showed his athleticism to maneuver out of tight situations. Not to mention having to play long pole due to his team only having five subs. He truly did it all for the Hawks.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This year the event has grown. Eleven top-level college lacrosse teams will compete in an all day fall tournament on Thayer Academy’s off-campus fields in Braintree, Massachusetts on October 11, 2009. The gates will open at 10:00 am and the games will end at 5:00 pm. Admission for the tournament will be taken as fans drive in. 2009’s teams include the University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts, Siena College, Holy Cross, Providence College, Colgate University, Albany, Robert Morris University, Bentley College, Western New England College, and Adelphi University. Each team will play at least three games throughout the day, on all four of Thayer Academy’s off-campus turf fields. Each game will have two 25-minute halves.
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from The Brantford Expositor
Randy Staats scored twice and added three assists and the Six Nations Arrows outscored the St. Catharines Athletics 4-1 in the third period on their way to a 10-5 win in the opening game of a best-of-seven Ontario Lacrosse Association junior A playoff series at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena . . . Jerome Thompson also scored twice for Six Nations, with single goals to Elijah Printup, Joel White, Peter Jacobs, Cody Johnson, Alex Kedoh Hill and Ryan Burnham. Jake Kicknosnay-Louks added three assists, with Pierce Abrams and Kedoh Hill getting two apiece. Single helpers went to Ryan Dilks, Tom Guadnola and Randy Johnson.
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from Major League Lacrosse
There were only two rookies in action this week, as Boston traveled down to Long Island for a match against the Lizards. Let’s first look at the rookie performances from this weekend and then we’ll move on to our Mid-Season Rookie Report.
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from Major League Lacrosse
In conjunction with the MLL All-Star Game, which takes place Thursday July 16 at 10 PM ET/8 PM MT at Denver’s INVESCO Field, all players appearing on both the “Old School” and “Young Guns” rosters will autograph their game worn jerseys following the event . Bidding for the 41 limited-edition All-Star jerseys will begin online at the start of the game at www.charitybuzz.com , the online leader in global charity auctions, and will continue through Friday, August 14.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Greg Downing, Joe Walters, Max Seibald, Kenny Nims, and Brett Queener all participating in Bud Light Halftime Show.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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from LaxPower
Winners are determined based on votes from LaxPower's panel and by using the LaxPower computer Power Ratings (PR) as the fifth vote. The computer ratings were employed in creating a probability function such that the larger Team A's PR differential vs. Team B, the greater the odds that they would win when a small group of random numbers was generated. This means that upsets are possible.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Since its inception in 2001, Major League Lacrosse’s annual All-Star Celebration has produced many memorable moments. Whether it was innovative shots in the freestyle competition, amazing in-game performances, or supporting important charitable programs, the MLL’s All-Stars have made the day incredible for the fans every year. In preparation for the 2009 All-Star Game, here is a list of the top 10 All-Star moments.
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from the Inside Lacrosse
IL Editor-in-Chief John Jiloty, Art Director James Schaffer and Graphic Designer Matt Cain join Terry Foy to talk about the August issue highlights, including the Brett Queener and Ric Beardsley photo shoots, as well as the concept behind Man!Ball! and other favorites.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Mary Jane Milano knows grief well enough to be sure there is no right way to grieve. Each of us is different. But she also knows that the death of a child is every parent's worst nightmare. "People don't like to be reminded how uncertain life is for their children, or themselves," she says. "Add to that the fear you might say the wrong thing, and that leads to saying nothing."
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from RocNow.com
Craig Whipple: “One of the biggest things is getting down the timing of the whistle.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Catch up on the MLL as the All-Star Game approaches.
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from the Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Akwesasne native Peter Jacobs was a hot commodity in the recent National Lacrosse League dispersal draft for his former pro team, the Portland LumberJax. The 19-year-old was selected fourth overall in the dispersal draft by Philadelphia, who then dealt him to the Toronto Rock. Jacobs was then picked up by the Rochester Knighthawks in a subsequent trade with the Rock.
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from Reuters
In adolescents who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), delaying surgery to repair the ligament may result in irreparable damage, according to results of a study presented Sunday at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Keystone, Colorado.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Kristen Kjellman's touchdown dance, Michele DeJuliis in the huddle and rain delay entertainment during the World Cup semifinals are among the highlights of Sarah Albrecht's video blog from Prague, Czech Republic, where the U.S. women's national team defeated Australia to regain the gold medal last month.
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from The Guide Blog to London
Lord Roberts, the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, Baron and Baroness de Tuyll, Lady Sibyl Grey, Lord and Lady Desborough, and many others were present when the match began, and before its close the Lord Mayor arrived in state. The cheers for Canada when the winning team received from him the Olympic gold medals they had so well earned were loud and long from all parts of the crowded enclosure.
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from MPNnow.com
For the second straight year Canandaigua Academy’s Taylor D’Amore and Abbey Friend have been named Daily Messenger Girls Lacrosse Co-Players of the Year.
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from nj.com
Ali Foulsham let a smile creep out of the corner of her mouth as her body sighed with relief. These days, she's happy to talk about The Process - mainly because it's over.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Resturant reviews.
Monday, July 13, 2009
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from Inside Lacrosse
In one of our features from this month’s issue, IL freelancer Kristen Bulkley caught up for Syracuse legend Ric Beardsley, whose skills and antics made him both loved and reviled during his days at the Carrier Dome. His days on the field are behind him, but he’s kept up with the game, and shared his All-Beardsley team - his personal favorites from both past and present - with IL.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Kristen Bulkley did such a great job with the magazine feature story - and Ric Beardsley is such an immense character - that we had more quotes than we could run in print. So to make everyone happy, and to give you a taste of what you’re missing in the magazine, here’s some of the overflow. Enjoy.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A rookie to the camp circuit gets an eye-opening peek behind the coaching curtain.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
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from The Auburn Citizen
Jordan-Elbridge girls lacrosse standout Carrie-Jo Farrugia is keeping the family tradition going. Learning the sport from her sisters Rianne and Brittany, Farrugia picked up what she could from playing with them, which is paying off as she is already a team leader as a sophomore, which is why she is The Citizen's girls lacrosse Player of the Year.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lighter fluid and Olde English. When you really think about it, for better or worse, both liquids can produce the same result: setting something on fire. In IL’s case, they unite two lacrosse players from completely different eras who actually have more in common than you might think.
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from Watertown Daily Times
Carthage junior midfielder Derek Kehoe and recent Salmon River graduate and attacker Ty Thompson participated on the Rochester squad comprised of players from six states in the Northeast. The tournament consisted of 20 teams.
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from MPNnow.com
Marshall Johnson had lacrosse running through his veins at a very young age. “Probably since I was 3, my dad had a stick in my hand,” Johnson said. And as he grew, he didn’t need his dad — former CA varsity coach John Johnson — to prod him any more.
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from HometownLife.com
As a longtime lacrosse coach, John Kenney was among the millions of TV viewers who saw Syracuse University win a second consecutive NCAA Division I men's national championship May 25. Kenney was no casual observer, however. He watched with great personal interest since he has two former players from Country Day High School on the Syracuse squad. The Cavalieri brothers of Lathrup Village, Lincoln and Al, and Birmingham Seaholm graduate Brandon Conlin accomplished what they hoped to do when they signed on with the Orangemen.
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from MPNnow.com
No matter who you talked to, it was unanimous. Everybody had fun. And until those last few days started winding down it seemed that the fun was going to go on forever. But alas, all good things must come to pass.
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from ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
When it comes to athletic rivalries, few -- if any -- in the Baltimore area can match the intensity generated between cross-Towson foes Loyola Blakefield and Calvert Hall. Usually, the Dons and the Cardinals mix about as well as oil and water, Cain and Able or Palin and the press.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint Kessenich weighs in with the MLL All-Star Game coming up on Thursday.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
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from LaxPower
Below are the results of the 2009 adidas National Lacrosse Classic, which took place this past week at the at the Maryland Soccerplex. Over 300 high schools were represented on the participating teams. The box score for the championship game appears after the scores tournament games.
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from Little Falls Times
Section III honored senior athletes who excelled both in the classroom and on the playing field at its annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner at the Rusty Rail June 8.
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from The Ithaca Journal
From the Dryden Boys Lacrosse Club, which started in Dryden about 10 years ago and has grown from 15 kids playing in Montgomery Park to nearly 150 kids. The program now includes a recreation program and a boys varsity and modified program along with a girls JV program. This would not be possible without the following organizations and people:
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from LaxPower
LaxPower is proud to introduce the National Online Lacrosse Tournament, the first-ever virtual national high school lacrosse championship. Sixty-four teams qualified for the 2009 NOLT, with the following schools receiving berths:
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from Inside Lacrosse
After a lengthy wait, former LaFayette High School and Onondaga Community College star midfielder Jeremy Thompson has been accepted to Syracuse and is enrolled at the school, the University confirmed Friday morning.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The IWLCA has honored eleven colleagues with their selections as coaches of the year, including three individuals who were named the National Coach of the Year for their respective divisions.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The hold that central/upstate New York has on lacrosse tightened a little more at the adidas National Lacrosse Classic on Wednesday and Thursday at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md., about 30 minutes north of Washington, DC.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse University Shootout I is a two day event that is focused for travel and elite teams from around the county.
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from LacrosseAllStars.com
The Gotham Lacrosse league in New York City is easily one of the top summer leagues in the world. With 14 teams all stacked with talent and depth playing on 3 fields at 7pm and 830pm, the competition and skills pretty much as good as it gets until you hit the MLL.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This is the fundraising and recruiting event of the year. 3,200 athletes will compete for Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
Friday, July 10, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Fifth-seeded FCA (Md./Calif.) used a dramatic comeback to upset top-seeded Next Level (Md.), 10-8, and seventh-seeded For Love of the Game (N.Y.) defeated 11th-seeded New England Select (Mass.), 8-1, in this morning's tournament semifinals.
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from Lehigh Athletics
As a senior, Trespasz served as team captain, helping to lead her high school to a league championship, and was a Third-Team All-League selection. She was voted most improved, and was the recipient of the Clarence E. Gaffey Memorial Award. Off the field, Trespasz is a member of Peer Helpers, the National Honor Society, Science Honors Society, a Scholar Athlete and a recipient of the Silver Key art Award.
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from NLL Insider
In another move that had been rumoured since shortly after Tuesday’s Portland Lumberjax draft, the New York Titans have traded forward Ryan Powell, who they had previously picked up in this week’s draft, to the Colorado Mammoth for ‘08 first round draft pick and legendary Duke scorer, Matt Danowski. It’s (believed) the move was made to better suit both player’s current job commitments.
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from NLL Insider
. . . the prize for top story of this week has gotta be the return of John Grant Jr. His battle back from a near-fatal medical situation has been well-chronicled, but Junior was back in action Thursday night, and he wasn’t just happy to be there. Dude poured in 3 goals and 2 assists for a 5-point night in Peterborough’s 16-4 thrashing of St. Regis.
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from The Warwick Advertiser
The Warwick Valley School District and Horizon Family Medical (among others) sponsored a sports health and safety expo, both to raise funds to purchase more of the defibrillators for all the sports teams and to raise public awareness of access to the AEDs.
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from RecordOnline.com
Army signed a new local radio affiliate deal that will improve the reach of the Black Knights’ athletic offerings into the Middletown and Poughkeepsie markets.
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from LoHud.com
Jaimie Morrison doesn't run past defenders or outleap opposing centers. But she does know how to take over a game. Thanks to her ability to pull off an array of fakes and the rare talent to drive with either hand, the Yorktown senior became a dominant force in the draw circle and beyond.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from the Adidas National Lacrosse Classic between Rochester & Washington DC.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The hold that central/upstate New York has on lacrosse tightened a little more at the adidas National Lacrosse Classic on Wednesday and Thursday at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md., about 30 minutes north of Washington, DC.
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from MPNnow.com
A total of a dozen Braves will strut their stuff at the second annual Herb Fitch Greater Rochester lacrosse senior showcase on Saturday, six boys and six girls. The best-of-the-best from Section 5 will converge at Victor High School for the competition, with the girls starting at 5 p.m. and the boys to take the turf at 7 p.m.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Quarterfinal and Consolation Games scores.
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from LaxPower
The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) suffered their third one-goal loss of the season to the rival Long Island Lizards, by a score of 11-10, in front 5,221 fans at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium on Thursday evening.
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from LaxCamps.com
Thursday, July 9, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The inaugural US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championship featured teams from as far away as California, but the best team in the tournament needed only a modest drive across town to prove it was the best in the land.
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from Cornell Athletics
Fans of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join in with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, September 11-12. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.
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from Hampden-Sydney College Athletics
Hampden-Sydney assistant lacrosse coach Jake Plunket has an impressive lacrosse resume that includes two Division I NCAA championships and an MLL championship as a player, and one Division III championship as a coach. This past week he added another championship to his resume when he helped the Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear team win the 2009 Vail Shootout. The team captured the title by defeating the defending champions, Team 21.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
On paper, it is a perfect match. The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team, winner of two consecutive Division I national championships, needed help at midfield. Tony Mendes, one of the nation's most dynamic young midfielders, needed a place to play.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
"You know what makes her the unique kid that she is, she's intense and passionate about everything she does, from picking up a groundball to helping a teammate get better," said East Rochester coach Linda Michele, one of Section V's girls lacrosse pioneers who has coached D'Amore on her Lady Roc club team.
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from the Everett(WA) HeraldNet
"I'm optimistic that we have a realistic chance to contend," said Rick Jenness of Edmonds, the team coordinator. "Some terrific programs are going to be there, and my sense is that we're going to have to surprise at least one (pool) team with our ability.
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from the Issaquah Press
The shot came as Fritz sprinted toward the 12-inch-wide goal with defenders in his face. He whipped the stick right-to-left across his body, behind his left shoulder. To their surprise, the ball hit the net for a goal.
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from CuedSpeech.org
The National Cued Speech Association is pleased to introduce professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil as its first National Spokesman. Rabil is one of the premier professional lacrosse players in the world and is hard of hearing. Thus, he understands all too well the challenges associated with hearing loss and communication.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A Syracuse official confirmed on Monday night that midfielder Tony Mendes has enrolled at Syracuse. Mendes played at Maryland as a freshman in 2008 and also was a member of the U.S. U-19 world championship team and played in the 2007 Under Armour All-America game.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Top-seeded CheckHers 2012 (Md.) survived a scare, beating Top of the Bay (Md.) 21-19, in overtime, in the quarterfinal round of the US Lacrosse Girls U-15 National Championship. Also advancing to the semifinal round were Relentless Hustle (N.Y.), Stars Gold (Va.) and Wissahickon Lacrosse Club (Pa.).
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from LaxPower
The Buffalo Bandits selected transition player Jamison Koesterer (Cazenovia) with the ninth selection in a dispersal draft held by the National Lacrosse League earlier today. A 24-year-old native of Cazenovia, NY, Koesterer (6'3", 225 lbs.) picked up 39 loose balls and two points (0+2) in eight games with Portland last season.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Kenny Nims, Max Seibald, Dan Hardy, and Brandon Corp.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Chicago Machine rookie midfielder John Glynn was traded to the Long Island Lizards in exchange for fellow rookie midfielder Mark Kovler and a second round pick in the upcoming 2010 Supplemental Draft, which will be conducted this fall . . . In the second trade of the afternoon, the Denver Outlaws traded midfielder Sean Lindsay and a 2010 third Round Collegiate Draft Pick to the Long Island Lizards in exchange for a 2010 second round Collegiate Draft Pick.
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from the Auburn Citizen
Bob Brannigan led Balloon's/Jacobs Press to a 13-9 win over The Blarney Stone in the Summer Box Lacrosse League game Monday. Brannigan finished with three goals, while BJ Simmons, Mike Fandrich, Matt Hoey, Brian Hoey and Kevin Festa each had two goals. Scott Blauvelt finished with seven saves.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women’s lacrosse program will add 12 players to the roster for the upcoming season as the Big Red eyes its second Ivy League title in four years . Head coach Jenny Graap ‘86 will add six U.S. Lacrosse high school All-Americans and six Scholastic All-Americans to replace four decorated seniors. Included among the class will be 11 freshmen and one sophomore transfer.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Katie Rowan, a 2009 Syracuse graduate and a four-year letterwinner for the Orange women’s lacrosse team, was one of 21 individuals honored with the 2008-09 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award. The award recognizes academic and athletic achievements as well as community service.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
CheckHers 2012 (Md.) earned the top seed after girls’ pool play at the inaugural US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship, presented by Modell’s Sporting Goods. CheckHers 2012 allowed just 10 goals in its three victories, beating Greater Houston 13-3, Ohio Chapter 15-4 and Synergy Lacrosse (Mass.) 20-3 . . . Upstate is 12th seed in Championship Bracket.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Kenny Nims has been developing into an effective offensive weapon for the Chicago Machine this season. The former Syracuse Orange has recorded a point in each of his 5 games as an MLL player. He has gradually improved to become a credible threat to the opposing team. Tied for first place in points amongst rookies, Nims collected three against the Nationals on Saturday. With one goal and two assists, the rookie helped his team to a 24-19 victory, earning his first recognition as Cascade Rookie of the Week.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Despite its “Wild West” roots, Denver has blossomed into a refined and culturally enriched city. The perfect blend of outdoor adventure and urban sophistication, Denver has a great deal to offer its inhabitants as well as its visitors. From whitewater rafting and hiking to museums and upscale eateries, tourists will never find a dull moment. If you plan to attend the MLL All-Star Game in July, make sure you stay through the weekend as well so that you can enjoy the many experiences the Mile High City has to offer. Below is a brief list of Denver’s must-see attractions, top activities, and most popular restaurants. Be sure to check out some of these places if you intend to stay through the weekend!
Monday, July 6, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine Online staff members blog live from the 2009 US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship, presented by Modell's Sporting Goods, at Cedar Lane Park in Bel Air, Md.Check back here for updates and highlights from the girls' division, which includes 32 teams nationwide.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
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from Morrisville State Athletics
A native of Cazenovia, Longo played two years of lacrosse for Onondaga Community College at attack before completing his collegiate career at LeMoyne College. While at Onondaga, Longo garnered NJCAA All-American honors in each season of play, while earning Player of the Year honors.
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from LaxPower
Team 21 defeated Last Call to return to the championship game with a chance to repeat their success in 2008. They were paced by Colorado native Rocco Romero (Cornell), who scored four goals and three of 21's last four goals to help them pull away late in the contest. Team 21 used another solid team effort to come back from a slow start, trailing 3-0 in the first quarter.
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from LaxPower
The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) earned their fourth consecutive win as they defeated the first place Denver Outlaws, breaking their six-game winning streak by a score of 17-16, in front of a record 21,952 fans at INVESCO Field at Mile High on Saturday evening. Attackman Ryan Boyle (Princeton '04) earned the Bud Light MVP for his five-point performance (3G, 2A) in the Independence Day thriller.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Joe Tristan, a recent Vestal High graduate, will play men's lacrosse next spring for NCAA Division II program Mercy College.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The inaugural US Lacrosse U-15 National Championships, presented by Modell’s Sporting Goods, opens on Monday morning at Cedar Lane Sports Park in the Baltimore suburb of Bel Air. Sixty-two of the nation’s top boys and girls youth teams will be on hand, hoping to earn the right to call themselves national champions. Girls’ play runs from July 6-8 and boys’ play goes from July 8-10. Lacrosse Magazine gives you seven questions to get ready for the championship:
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from LaxPower
Brotherly love... Kevin and Mike celebrate one of five connections they had in today's game. Returning to the field after the recess, the Machine did not hesitate to rekindle their fire from the first half. Unleashing a series of four unassisted goals, Terry Kimener and Kevin Leveille netted one apiece while middie Brendan Loftus notched two of his own.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
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from Inside Lacrosse
Being thousands of miles from home not keep Matt Russell out of the loop. Russell, a Washington Bayhawks goalie and 1st Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, is following his team with high hopes. Russell is currently stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. He has been deployed since March.
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from LaxPower
Rain hit the Vail Valley hard on Friday afternoon, delaying men's and women's games alike. The men's side established its semifinal teams at the end of a long day, as Last Call, Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear, Lacrossewear's Jammin' Salmon, and Team 21 made it through to tomorrow's games at Ford Field.
Friday, July 3, 2009
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
When Marshall Johnson filled out a form asking what his top moment as a high school lacrosse player was last spring, he wrote that his career wasn’t over yet. Johnson must have had an inkling of good things to come.
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from the Troy Record
Team | Offensive PotY | Defensive PotY | Coach of the Year
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from LaxPower
The 2009 adidas National Lacrosse Classic takes places July 8-9 at the Maryland Soccerplex. A diverse group of underclassmen players from all over the USA will be participating. They were selected by high school coaches to represent their regional team. Many have earned all-american, all-state, and academic honors. Over 300 high schools are represented. The schedule for the event appears below.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, is pleased to announce an agreement with emerging music star Avery Watts and Papillon Entertainment to become a music partner for the 2009 MLL season.
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from JustLacrosse
More on the Annual LaFayette Alumni Event.
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from The Polite Rebel
Caring for America's wildlife as his cross-country tour continues. (:22)
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from MPNnow.com
The New York State Sportswriters Association announced its first All-Sport Championship lists, and in Class AA, CA was named the top school in the state in combined boys and girls team scoring for 2008-09.
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from LaxPower
Both the Men's and Women's Elite tournaments started on Thursday with excitement and drama in both brackets. Rain and lightning delayed action briefly in the afternoon, but the cloudy skies were a nice change of pace from the heat of the previous few days. The best game of the day on the men's side saw the Conifer Water/Rocky Mountain Oysters take down the dangerous, but young Baltimore Crabs, 15-13. The rest of the quarterfinal field was set as well. On the women's side, teams completed the first day of pool play, and Gang Green is the early favorite.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
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from the Auburn Citizen
Ready to play against the strongest lacrosse competition possible, Auburn's Connor Entenmann decided to try out for the Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Games. What he got out of it was the experience of a lifetime.
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from LaxPower
Looking at this roster would make any college coach across the country drool. This squad is loaded with Division I recruits who have excelled this past season. The Northeast is known as a hotbed for lacrosse, and this squad oozes in talent in the northeast corridor of the country.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As the Crooked Arrows production process moves along, the guys are back with a post on their latest adventures. Last time we heard from them, they were introducing the movie and about to start the investment portion of the project. Here’s their update from the road, narrated by marketing guru Jacques Vroom.
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from US Lacrosse
Thirty under-15 girls’ lacrosse teams and 32 U-15 boys’ lacrosse teams from all over the United States will each contend for the first-ever US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship, sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods. Girls’ play starts July 6, concluding with the championship game on July 8 at 2 p.m. Boys’ play starts July 8 with the championship game on July 10 at 2 p.m. All games are held at Cedar Lane Sports Park in Bel Air, Md.
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from cnylink.com
Skaneateles native and Christian Brothers Academy graduate Erica LaGrow has just helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup, held in Prague, Czech Republic.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Members of the winning team in the NFL Super Bowl used to be filmed for a commercial in the hectic seconds after the game. They would look into the camera and say, to an unseen announcer asking how they were planning on celebrating, “I’m going to Disney World!” For the U.S. women’s national lacrosse team, Disney World came first.
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from 2010WorldLacrosse Blog
At the end of an excellently organised World Cup the Prague organisers handed on the FIL flag to English Lacrosse co-president Claire Stoot who invited everyone to Manchester in 2010.
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from Major League Lacrosse
While the rest of the nation will be getting ready for fireworks, the Denver Outlaws (6-1) will host the Boston Cannons (4-3) for the teams’ second meeting of the season.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Before the U.S. women's lacrosse team began competition in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup, head coach Sue Heether said, her biggest worry was her players' lack of international experience.
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from Shutout Goalie Academy
Girl's Le Moyne dates cancelled; boy's and girl's dates at RPI cancelled
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from Major League Lacrosse
Man Down? No Problem- Cannons rookie Brandon Corp (Chittenango) continued break the ice in the stat book by recording his first shorthanded goal of his career. The goal came in the second quarter of Thursday’s game against Toronto. Unassisted, the goal came as one of the 10 first-half goals that would eventually lead to Boston’s 19-15 win over the Nationals.
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from Major League Lacrosse
The Toronto Nationals (4-4) are heading just outside the Windy City to take on the Chicago Machine (1-6) at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois. Both teams are coming off of decisive week seven losses, and Toronto will be looking to end their three-game losing streak while Chicago will be looking to turn their entire season around; but only one can come out of week eight victorious. The odds are in Toronto’s favor, but let’s not give up on Chicago just yet.
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from LaxPower
It was all about Baltimore today, as the Baltimore Crabs and M&D Lax took home U-19 championships for the boys' and girls' divisions. M&D was first up, easily handling PA Express, and then the Crabs played well for a 12-9 victory over Team Colorado. It was Baltimore's fourth consecutive U-19 title, a record at Vail.
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from CollegeLax.us
The USA West squad completed the trip with a convincing 12-6 win over the Japanese National Team on Sunday to improve to 12-0! The game was played in the pouring rain in front of a couple hundred Japanese lacrosse enthusiasts and was one of the most exciting, competitive games I have been a part of.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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from JohnPepperLax.com
They need three 5th & 6th grade boys teams to fill a 12-team bracket. Click the link for more information.
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from the NLL
The National Lacrosse League All-Star Series will be a two-game series to be played on the weekend of October 23-24 at Hisense Arena in Melbourne. Each team will consist of nine of the world's best players from the National Lacrosse League and three of Australia's best home-grown talent. Player announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Tell us what call you would make and post your comments below. Then, check back next week to see if our expert officials agreed with you.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A landmark year for lacrosse on the ESPN networks continues. ESPN2 will broadcast the Under Armour All America Classic on Thursday morning at 1:30 a.m. (EST). It’s perfect for TiVo, especially considering all high school students are in bed by then. Right?
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from The Palladium Times
Brittany Kearns, Mikayla Place, Rebecca Martin, and Taylor Giglio have been selected to play for the Upstate Nationals under-15 girls lacrosse team at the Under-15 Girls Lacrosse National Championships at Cedar Lane Sports Park in Baltimore, Md., from July 6-8.
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from Cornell Athletics
Want to know how many goals four-time All-American Jaimee Reynolds scored? Or what year 2002 IWLCA National Coach of the Year Jenny Graap '86 took over the Big Red women's lacrosse program? Now you can easily find out.

* A timeline of the Big Red women's lacrosse program * Year-by-year records and results * Individual honors and records * Team records*
* All-time letter winners * Year-by-year team and individual statistics dating back to 1975 * All-time records vs. opponents*
* Player career stats dating back to 1975*
Here's a complete list (pdf)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Chris Bates hopes to bring Drexel assistants Stephen Brundage (West Genesee) and Greg Raymond (Corning East) with him to Princeton.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Upstate/Long Island highlights (well worth the 3:24), interviews with AJ Fiore (Ithaca) and John Greeley (LaFayette), boys and girls Senior Game highlights, and more.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Diehards will remember. Central New Yorkers won't soon forget. This was one of the bigger moments in lacrosse history, one of those larger-than-life moments that remind us why we waste so much time watching sports -- for a chance to witness the unreal. As Syracuse men's lacrosse coach John Desko would later say, "Everything that happened had to happen exactly as it did, or we'd have a silver trophy today."
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from NLL Insider
With still a year of eligibility left at Syracuse University, many feel the potential to play for the Rochester Knighthawks, who presently own the first two picks in ’09’s draft, might be enough to sway Jamieson a year earlier than was first expected . . . It’s expected that if Jamieson does make himself available, the Knighthawks would select Jamieson and Sid Smith with their first two selections.
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from Siena Athletics
Molly Ortolano was recently hired as assistant women's lacrosse coach at Siena College. Ortolano graduated from UAlbany this past May as a two year letterwinner on the women's lacrosse team. She will assist with all aspects of the program.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Coaches Brett Queener, Casey Powell & Colin Doyle battle in the camp's championship game.
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from LaxPower
The first phase of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout wound down with the crowning of a champion in the Supermasters division and a sorting of teams in the Boys' and Girls' U-19 divisions. Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket's exciting 12-11 victory over the Elder Statesmen was the highlight of the day, while the Baltimore Crabs narrowly escaped the Boys' U-19 semifinals with a tight 15-14 win over the East Coast Kings.
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from Lax with Joe
This is a great addition to second-year Stags coach Andy Copelan’s 2010 freshman recruiting class without question. Santangelo still plans on attending Westminister for a post-grad year before enrolling at Fairfield. “Fairfield ended up being the best fit academically, and the campus is great as well as the lacrosse, and the overall environment was awesome,” said Santangelo, who also considered Bucknell and UPenn.
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from the Anchorage Daily News
The four-year-old league still isn't large enough to field full rosters, but what the league players call "hockey crossovers" are bolstering numbers.
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from runningbrooke blog
Prague must be one of the most beautiful places on the globe. I took this photo about 10 o'clock in the evening on my last day...


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