June 2009 Archives



Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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from ioL.co.za (South Africa)
On the side of a football-turned-lacrosse pitch in Prague, the purple banner with white rectangles and a tree immediately catches the eye among the usual national flags.
from Syracuse.com
Section III graduates Kara Cannizzaro and Jen VanderMuelen scored two goals apiece to help lead the North to a 12-9 victory over the South in the fourth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland.
from Princeton Athletics
Chris Bates saw first-hand the re-emergence of the Princeton men's lacrosse program as a national powerhouse during his days as a player at Dartmouth. Now, 20 years later, it will be Bates who guides the Tigers in the next chapter in their storied history.
from Inside Lacrosse
Monday morning started tragically in the Vail Valley as one of our long-time vending partners lost his two year-old son in a drowning accident last night in Gore Creek. It was a day filled with mournful hearts as everyone around the tournament gave pause to consider what’s really important.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
There were no first-place trophies or championship plaques awarded, but two Rochester-based youth lacrosse teams can take pride in their strong showings during the 2009 US Lacrosse National Youth Festivals, held on consecutive weekends earlier this month.
from Inside Lacrosse
Loomis Chaffee lacrosse celebrated 50 years on the Island Saturday with an alumni game that enticed more than 60 former Pelican lax players to don jerseys and face off on Pratt Field, honoring the program and retired head coach Jim Wilson. Hundreds of spectators cheered from the bleachers and sidelines.
from Canada.com
For 10 great days of summer, around 10,000 firefighters, police officers, corrections officers and border guards will descend on Metro Vancouver for what many consider a dry run to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is pleased to announce that more than 450 girls high school lacrosse players have been named US Lacrosse All-Americans and just over 1,700 girls have been named US Lacrosse Academic All-Americans for the 2009 season. The process is coordinated by the high school committee of the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Coaches Council. Players are nominated and presented to US Lacrosse by each of the 62 US Lacrosse chapters.
from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse highlights from the Under Armour Senior Boys Game.
from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse's #1 recruit John Greeley talks about his summer plans before attending Hopkins.
from Brent Axe/Syracuse.com
. . . it warmed my heart as a lacrosse guy when I greeted Jim on the phone before we did the interview and the first thing he said to me was "How 'bout that national title in lacrosse this year?"
from Lacrosse Magazine
I'm wrapping things up here in Prague -- the rest of Team USA has scattered, either headed homeward or off on some well-deserved vacation time. Here's the All-World team, which was announced at the post-final banquet.
Monday, June 29, 2009
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from Brown Athletics
Head coach Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) brings 11 exciting recruits to the Brown program
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany’s Lindsey Hart and Brittany Scott helped lead Team Canada to a bronze medal for the first time in 27 years at the 2009 FIL World Cup (Federation of International Lacrosse) in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday, June 27. Canada defeated England, 14-9, in the bronze-medal match at Slavia Praha Stadium. Team USA edged Australia, 8-7, for the gold medal.
from Inside Lacrosse
The Under Armour All-American Underclassman Tournament is over, and the Long Island boys team walks out champs after an 8-5 victory over Upstate New York in the final. Here’s a look at the final standings:
from LaxPower
After a beautiful day weather-wise on Friday, rain crept into the picture on Saturday, delaying the overtime period of the Masters semifinals between Middlebury and The Olympic Club. Today's delay was relatively minor, and Middlebury was able to finish off the win against O-Club after about a 30-minute stoppage. The Masters and Grandmasters divisions are set to crown champions on Monday, as the first section of the tournament is already drawing to a close. The Supermasters division completed quarterfinal play, while the U-19 boys' and girls' tournaments kicked off their events with pool play.
from Vail Lacrosse
from LakePlacidLax.com
The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament reaches an important milestone in 2009, it's 20th anniversary event! From it's humble beginnings as a single division, 7-team event in 1990, the 2009 Summit will feature 120 teams participating in 10 divisions of play. And, players from age 14 to 60+ will display their lacrosse prowess on the athletic fields of Lake Placid, one of the world's premier sports towns.
New this year: Schlastic Division.
from LakePlacidLax.com
Registration for the scholastic divisions is currently open on a first come, first served basis. It will remain open until all available slots have been filled.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
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from Inside Lacrosse
The final tallies are in and the winner has been crowned in the Girls Underclass sessions. It was a battle between Baltimore and Long Island as the two undefeated teams (both 3-0) met in the championship game.
from Inside Lacrosse
Upstate walked away with a 11-2 victory, chasing groundballs and forcing turnovers to control time of possession.
from Inside Lacrosse
The first games at the Under Armour All American Lacrosse Classic kicked off bright and early this morning. Starting off the day on field 1 was the Upstate New York boys facing off against the underclassmen from New England. Even though the play was up and down with non-stop action, Upstate New York had the better of the play and proved to be the stronger squad, winning comfortably 12-6.
from Inside Lacrosse
Great day of play for the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic. Of the teams, Long Island looked dominant and Upstate NY played extremely well together as well. Both of those teams are 2-0 heading into Sunday’s field of play.
from Inside Lacrosse
Hello everyone, the women’s underclass teams took the field for the Under Armour All-America Classic in Towson for the first day of the two-day event. The teams are from the same regions as the men’s: Baltimore, Philadelphia, New England and Upstate New York in Pool A, and Long Island, New Jersey, Midwest and Washington D.C. in Pool B.
from Inside Lacrosse
. . . But while the victory was important for the South, the real fun of the Under Armour All-American Classic is getting a peek at the game’s top players debuting on a national platform. Here’s 10 who left immediate impressions:
from Inside Lacrosse
Kara Cannizzaro (M, Cazenovia, N.Y./UNC)
Driving through double teams and being active in the clearing game, Cannizzaro seemed to be on the turf more than any other player throughout the game. But she showed the toughness to keep getting back up, and the aggressiveness to keep going at defenders.
from the Baltimore Sun
Long hailed as the nation's hotbed of lacrosse, Baltimore had fared somewhat less impressively in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. Heading into Saturday's game at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, in fact, the South team - annually stocked with the area's senior standouts - had lost all three games in the series.
from Syracuse Athletics
Katie Rowan and Team USA defeated Australia, 8-7, in the final game of the 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup on Saturday, June 27 in Prague, Czech Republic. It marks the sixth time the U.S. has won the World Cup and the fourth time Team USA has defeated Australia in the final.
Photos from LaFayette's win over Salmon River, loss to Manhasset
from LaFayette CSD
from TheLedger.com
Gender equity has jumped to the front burner in many Floridians' minds in the past few weeks as the Florida High School Athletic Association has faced a Title IX lawsuit. At issue is the FHSAA's decision to cut varsity and junior varsity contests for the next two seasons in all sports but football and cheerleading.
from KidsLacrosse.com
Some people may feel that the bull dodge is not a dodge at all. In football, one might call the bull dodge a “juke.” In any event it could be the easiest dodge to teach to munchkins. Many will do it on their own initiative.
from LaxPower
The Nationals had a quick turnaround this week, playing two games within three days-and it showed. Earlier this week Toronto fell to the Cannons, and tonight they kept on falling. In their previous meeting, the Denver Outlaws made sure to make a statement by defeating the Toronto Nationals 15-8, proving they were worthy of the number one spot.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
U.S. goalie Devon Wills (Denver, Colo./Dartmouth '06) made seven saves and had three ground balls to earn Player of the Match honors. Caroline Cryer (Centennial, Colo./Duke '09) led the way with three goals, as Team USA claimed its sixth World Cup title and fourth over Australia. The international rivals have met in the championship games six times since the World Cup's 1982 inception.
from Inside Lacrosse
MVP: Soon to be Cavalier Chris LaPierre
from Inside Lacrosse
MVP: Stephanie Anderson (Shorham-Wading River), North, 3 goals and 1 assist
from Lacrosse Magazine
Team Canada wore number 3s drawn onto their legs for team captain Linsday Hart (on the bench with a broken collarbone) and big smiles on their faces defeated England, 14-9, in the bronze medal match at the 2009 FIL World Cup. Mandy Friend (5g, 1a) opened scoring with an unassisted goal, kicking off a 6-0 run that England never managed to erase. Canada last claimed a medal in 1982, when they defeated England for the bronze. Today’s win ended an often frustrating run for a country that officially designated lacrosse its national summer sport.
from the Baltimore Sun
What: Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, featuring boys and girls games with the 91 best seniors in the country.

When: Saturday and Sunday (girls senior game, 5:30 p.m. Saturday; boys senior game, 8 p.m. Saturday).

Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“We are very excited to be expanding our Underclass tournament to include four more powerhouse regions that raise the bar of the Event to watch some of the best talent in the country square off against each other on June 27-28th at Towson University. The Upstate NY team is very athletic and loaded with young talent.
from New Balance
The Canandaigua Braves don’t want this season to end on a sour note. In fact, they don’t want it to end at all. So they keep winning in impressive fashion, going deeper...
from the Buffalo News
OP was bidding to become the first team from Section VI to win a state crown and in the process duplicate what its football team did last fall. Instead, it lost in the Class A championship to West Islip, 10-5.
"We thought we had an incredible season. Our guys played great in both sports. In lacrosse we almost did the impossible, we beat some good teams," said Gene Tundo, who coaches both sports.
from Major League Lacrosse
In the rematch of the season, the first and now third place teams will battle it out in the hunt for the first place standing. The Denver Outlaws (5-1) took out the Toronto Nationals (4-3) in their first meeting last week by a decisive score of 15-8. Expect the Nationals to come back with a vengeance at their home stadium this Saturday night at 7 PM ET. Undefeated for away games, the Outlaw road warriors will be sure to give the viewers an exciting matchup.
Friday, June 26, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Brine announced today that the sporting goods company has signed the 2009 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, Kenny Nims (Watertown), to their research and development team. Nims comes to Brine from Syracuse University were he totaled over 175 points in his four year career at the school, and was a 2009 first team all American. He was also the number one draft pick in the 2009 MLL draft by the Chicago Machine.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Sight: The strange and terrifying ball of fire that appeared in the sky after the conclusion of Team USA's dominating 20-3 win over England. (There has been a LOT of rain and generally weird weather in Prague over the past few days and some bad flooding in other parts of the Czech Republic.)
Sound: Sarah Albrecht singing the national anthem before the semifinal game. As readers of Lacrosse Magazine's June issue know, Albrecht is the team's unofficial, in-house American Idol. She also plays the guitar, in addition to scoring and assisting at will. She can probably divide by zero, too.
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from The Boston Herald
When the Cannons selected Colgate’s Brandon Corp with the fourth pick in the is year’s Major League Lacrosse draft, they knew exactly what kind of player they were getting. Last night he took a major step toward proving the team was right. Drawing his first start at attack with Ryan Boyle (work commitment) out, Corp scored four goals to help the Cannons to a 19-15 victory against the Toronto Nationals at Harvard Stadium.
from Major League Lacrosse
Brandon Corp, (Chittenango) goes 4-1, Greg Downing (Auburn) 3-1 in the victory. Box score
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Though BU edge overall by Vermont, Bearcat men's lacrosse, soccer, and swimming/diving led the Conference.
from The Washington Post
On one sport's home page at the University of Florida's athletic Web site, there is a countdown clock, ticking off the hours, minutes and seconds to a highly anticipated season opener . . . Erica LaGrow (Skaneateles) will assume assistant coach duties after World Cup finale.
from Inside Lacrosse
The Fundraising and recruiting event of the year as Nike presents the Lax for the Cure event, featuring 3200 athletes competing on and off the field for Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
from the Echoes-Sentinel
Volunteers are being sought by the Janet Zilinski Memorial Fund to gather information about the AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in schools in preparation for their effort to pass Janet’s Law, an initiative to equip every school and playing field in New Jersey with AEDs.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
LaFayette's senior midfielder John Greeley named Player of the Year. Mike Wiese, LaFayette, is Coach of the Year.
from Syracuse Athletics
Katie Rowan recorded a team-high eight points to lead Team USA to a 20-3 victory against England in the semifinals of the 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup on Thursday, June 25. The United States will take on Australia in the gold medal match on Saturday (9:00AM Saturaday). Team USA came from behind to defeat Australia, 10-9, during pool play.
from Lacrosse Magazine
"Our focus has just been building up in each game. We have little goals, and today was D-Day. We wanted to get everything right defensively -- double teams and controled turnovers -- and I think we did it," said Bullard, who was named Player of the Match.
from Yahoo Sports Canada
Sarah Mollison scored three times to lead Australia to a 12-10 win over Canada in semifinal action Thursday at the women's lacrosse World Cup. The victory moves the Aussies into Saturday's final against the unbeaten Americans, who walloped England 20-3 in the other semifinal. The Canadians will face the English for bronze earlier Saturday.
from Inside Lacrosse
Two of the nation’s top NCAA lacrosse programs – the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Brown University Bears – will face off in the inaugural San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, scheduled for Kezar Stadium at 3 pm on October 10, 2009.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. blasted England, 20-3, in the 2009 FIL Women's World Cup semifinal Thursday and will advance to the gold medal game Saturday against the winner of the ensuing Australia-Canada semifinal. "Our focus has just been building up in each game. We have little goals, and today was D-Day. We wanted to get everything right defensively -- double teams and controled turnovers -- and I think we did it," said Bullard, who was named Player of the Match.
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.
from The Palladium Times
When Oswego native Tom Dumas was a seventh grader at Oswego Middle School, he began playing the school’s newest sport—lacrosse. He was told then by coaches Dave Gillmeister and Doc Nelson that lacrosse was his best opportunity to continue his athletic career in college, a goal Dumas had set for himself
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Kara Moschetti, Baldwinsville senior midfielder, named Player of the Year. Doug Rowe of Baldwinsville is Coach of the Year.
from Syracuse Athletics
Katie Rowan, a 2009 Syracuse graduate, recorded eight points to lead Team USA to a 22-5 victory against Ireland in the quarterfinals of the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. The United States will face England in the semifinals on Thursday, June 25 at 8:30AM EST.
from the Baltimore Sun
The United States raced to a commanding 22-5 victory over Ireland in today's Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup quarterfinal game. Caroline Cryer (Centennial, Colo./Duke '09) had four goals, three assists and five draw controls. The game marked the first time that the U.S. and Ireland have met in international competition.
from Syracuse.com
It was a reception one might expect for a visiting head of state, not a college lacrosse team. But Vice President Joe Biden made it clear Wednesday that Syracuse University holds a special place in his heart as he hosted two receptions and led a tour of the White House for SU's national champion men's lacrosse team.
from MPNnow.com
On Monday, members of Canandaigua Academy’s state championship boys lacrosse team were the special guests of Assembly minority leader and Canandaigua resident Brian Kolb in Albany.
from e-lacrosse blogs
The US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship is set to begin July 6, 2009. It will be held in Bel Air, Md. at Cedar Lane Sports Park. The tournament will have boys and girls youth programs from across the nation, competing and representing their respective teams and regions.
from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights of Under Armour All-American Hakeem Lecky, from Duxbury, MA.
from Inside Lacrosse
Meet some of the Under Armour All-American boys as they introduce themselves.
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Meet some of the Under Armour All-American girls as they introduce themselves.
from MetroWNY
Matt Springer was honored to finish off his career as not just a three-time sectional champion but also to join a prestigious group of past and present All-Americans from Western New York. This year’s group also includes from state-finalist Orchard Park Jeff Tundo and Artie Marrapese, Frontier’s Clay DelPrince, West Seneca West’s Ethan Murphy and Niagara-Wheatfield’s Pierce Abrams. Though his high school career is one to remember, Springer is looking to the future as he goes off next year to Binghamton where he will play for the Division I America East Conference program.
from CollegeLax.uis
After taking the ASPAC title, we headed to Tokyo, Japan for the second half of our tour of the Asian South Pacific. Tokyo is a vastly different world compared to Korea with multitudes of new experiences for the guys to endure. We first arrived at the Shiba Park Hotel for a two day stay and a break from lacrosse. Our hotel was a 15 minute walk from the Tokyo Tower and also close to Roppongi, a very busy district of Tokyo. Most of the guys upon arrival went to go see the sights and have a good time during our time off.
from LoHud.com
On Monday, May 18, seven seniors skipped the final game of the boys lacrosse season because they were in Wildwood, N.J. - a beach resort where they spent the weekend following their senior prom on Friday, May 15. The team was 3-11 and not eligible for the postseason. The players informed coach John Fitzgerald of their intention days in advance. Senior captain Brian Clifford said that Fitzgerald warned them that they would forfeit any awards, such as all-league and MVP. They soon learned that they had forfeited much more.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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from Cornell Athletics
Seibald, the 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy winner, was the second overall pick in the 2009 MLL Draft and has seen action in four games for the Outlaws. He has tallied four goals, two 2-point goals and an assist on the season, to go along with 11 ground balls. Following his first professional contest vs. Washington he was named the Bud Light MVP of the Game.
from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse stars Brett Queener, Casey Powell & Colin Doyle have some fun at their Georgia camp.
from LaxPower
LaxPower, the world's leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for high school boys' lacrosse for the recently completed 2009 spring season.
from LaxPower
Farmingdale, on Long Island, is LaxPower's national champion for 2009. The Lady Dalers, who capped off a 17-0 season winning the New York state Class A title, finished in first place both in the coaches' poll and in the computer ratings. Farmingdale had 11 of 20 first place votes among the coaches. McDonogh School had six first place votes. The coaches' poll and the computer power ratings agreed on the first five positions.
from Lacrosse Magazine
This routine is designed specifically for females to add strength and power, but it is also metabolically demanding to help with conditioning. Do each exercise for 30 seconds with a 10-second rest period in between. Rest, and then repeat twice. Read the following, then watch our video of this routine below.
from Lacrosse Magazine
You've been there before. You're cradling in the open field without worry when two towering defenders decide to close in on you like sharks on blubber. You get weak in the knees. Fight or flight comes to mind, and for some reason, you choose fight. Either you try to run through the double team and get chopped down in the gauntlet, or you attempt a low-percentage pass through or over their sticks.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Zac Jungers’ chicken-wing hold (“Ain’t No Thing,” September 2008) was so popular, we decided to publish two more holds that the Denver Outlaws’ defenseman demonstrated for us last summer.
from Major League Lacrosse
It has been four weeks since the MLL Collegiate Draft took place in New Jersey. Since then, a few rookies have made a big impact for their teams. However, this past weekend was a rough one for the rookies, as many showed their inexperience and few were confronted with mounting frustration. Let’s take a week at how our rookies fared in Week 6.
from Inside Lacrosse
As part of our summer-long coverage of recruiting events all over the map, IL had interns Kevin Traynor and Ryan Callinan visit the first day of the annual Top 205 camp at College Park. Here’s what they had to say about the goings on around the fields.
from Inside Lacrosse
Blue Chip has traditionally drawn the best from the traditional hotbeds (except New York which, up until this year, had the Empire Game tryouts as a conflict) as well as top talent from the West. This year will be no exceptions. Some Western names expected to be at the camp include Kyle Runyon (Coronado, Calif.), Jake Bolwar (Chaparral, Ariz.), Joey Kimpler (Jserra, Calif.), Dakota Randall (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Zach Goodman (Chadwick, Calif.). There’s also expected to be a goalie from Idaho and some talent from Minnesota.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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from Rutgers Athletics
Scarlet Knights Taylor Bottar (Henninger), Hunter Burnard (Binghamton), Adam Goldberg (F-M), Billy Olin (Horseheads), and Jeff Rommel (Henninger) were named to the team.
from Hobart Athletics
Attackmen Jeff Colburn (CNS) and Kevin Curtin (Corcoran), midfielders Nunzio Doldo (IHC) and Mike Suits (CBA), defensemen Ricky Evans (IHC), goalie Max Silberlicht (New Hartford), and Chris Hurley represented Hobart on this year’s team.
from Inside Lacrosse
No official word from Princeton yet, but numerous sources in the coaching community believe the school is down to four finalists. The school is conducting interviews this week and a decision is expected by the end of the week or early next week. The names InsideLacrosse.com has heard as finalists are Army coach Joe Alberici (Auburn); Haverford (Pa.) coach Mike Murphy; Drexel coach Chris Bates; and LeMoyne coach Dan Sheehan (West Genesee).
from Syracuse Athletics
For the second summer in a row, Orange head coach John Desko and his NCAA title-winning men’s lacrosse team will visit the nation’s capital as guests of Washington, D.C.’s elite.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Seton Catholic's Jesse Wood led New York Section 4 in scoring for the second straight season, driving the Saints all the way to the Class C sectional championship in their first playoff bid.
from Syracuse Athletics
The 2009 NCAA champion Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team was recognized by the NCAA as the Division I statistical champion for scoring margin. The Orange outscored its opponents by an average of 5.56 goals per game. SU scored 233 goals, which was second in the nation, while allowing only 133.
from Major League Lacrosse
While the League has implemented an “East” vs. “West” format for the past two seasons, this year’s game will return to the popular “Old School” vs. “Young Guns” format which was featured in the 2005 All-Star Game, which also took place in Denver. The “Young Guns” squad is comprised of players from the 2007-2009 classes, while the “Old School” squad will be made up by those players from the classes prior to and including 2006.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. national team emerged from the rigors of pool play with a 4-0 record -- including late comebacks against Canada and reigning world champion Australia -- in the 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup.
from Lacrosse Magazine
We asked Denver Outlaws defenseman Zac Jungers to give us the particulars of executing a legal, safe and effective body check. Keep these tips in mind to dislodge the ball and avoid getting flagged or hurt.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from Under Armour All-American Kyle Carey, from Worthington, OH.
from adidas/Level 2 Sports
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from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse standout Katie Rowan recorded three points to help Team USA to a 10-9 come-from-behind victory against defending champion Australia in the final round of pool play at the FIL World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic on Monday, June 22. The United States now stands at 4-0 and will face the winner of the “play-in game” between Ireland and Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
"Dave, unfortunately this past Thursday Erik Holbrook, a former lacrosse player from Syracuse University and West Genesee High School died unexpectedly at the age of 41. Erik was an All-America defenseman at Syracuse, graduating in 1991. He was also a member of a state championship team at West Genesee as well as a gold medalist during the Empire State Games. A great teammate and friend.
from Kevin Dugan/Inside Lacrosse
Going into the trip my primary goal was to help and serve others; however, looking back, I realize that I needed Africa more than Africa needed me! I went to teach the game of lacrosse to the children of Uganda, and they taught me an eternally valuable lesson: You can buy pleasure, but you cannot buy happiness, happiness must come from within.
from the AP/Newsday
The National Association of Athletic Trainers said its recommendations, which include longer breaks between practice and more time for players to ease into contact drills, are not radical changes and closely mirror policies already in place at the Division I college level.
from David Silverman Pics
from Inside Lacrosse
MSG PLUS and Casey Powell show off some stick tricks to work on after practice.
from Inside Lacrosse
Quint takes a look at the new lacrosse conferences and which teams will be moving.
from YouTube
At :40, Blue #7 does "the flip"
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA trailed 5-0 early in the first half and entered halftime with a 9-4 deficit. But the Americans stormed back in the second period, shutting out the powerful Australian offense and slowing chipping away at the lead. The game-winner came when Sarah Albrecht (3g) made a strong cut to the center of the arc and slammed home a perfect feed from Caroline Cryer (1g, 1a) with 4:21 remaining.
from Lax with Joe
Over the last few days I have been working on devising a ranking of programs in New York since 1999 (since laxpower began recording records for its rankings) that is numerically quantifiable. This is what I have came up with, I figured you would all find this interesting.
from LaxPower
It was a relatively slow week for MLL rookies, but Boston's Brandon Corp played well for the Cannons Friday night. Building off of his first career goal last weekend, tallied a goal and his first career assist in Boston's blowout against Washington. The attackman scored early in the first and then assisted on a late goal in the fourth, to teammate Sean Morris. Adapting to the quicker pace of the MLL, Corp also took five shots on goal.
from the Brantford Expositir
The Arrows, using draft picks and cash, acquired high-scoring Peter Jacobs and Jerome Thompson (LaFayette) from the Akwesasne Indians on the weekend and the move paid immediate dividends at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Sunday night.
from Pointstreak.com
Monday, June 22, 2009
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Down 5-0, Team USA comes back to win
from JustLacrosse
Not catching the Aussies until 9-9, Team USA wins 10-9.
from JustLacrosse
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from Inside Lacrosse
The result shocked the lacrosse world: the 2005 ILF Women’s World Cup in Annapolis, Md., when Australia upset a veteran U.S. squad 14-7. The Aussies emerged as the world power, while the U.S. was left searching for answers and new directions. This year, both teams travel to Prague, Czech Republic as the tournament favorites once again.
from Lacrosse World Cup 2009
Canandaigua's Abbey Friend went 2-1, and sister Amanda, a Canandaigua alum and recent graduate from of the University of Richmond, had 3 goals and 2 assists as the Canadian National Team downed Japan Sunday in Prague. The two teams neared the record set Saturday for totals goals set Saturday when Team USA defeated the same Japanese team 26-12.
from novasport.cz
from CaseyPowellLacrosse.com
Registrations have closed for the overnight camp at Golden Goal, but a Day Camp at Skaneateles has been added, a week following the Cazenovia dates.
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from the Palladium Times
Gait’s appearance at the team’s practice was no accident. The clinic was Gait’s way of reciprocating Dr. Thomas Kearns’ generosity. Kearns, of Oswego, supplied mouth guards for Gait’s daughter’s lacrosse team as well as the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team.
from the Watertown Daily Times
About two weeks ago, Carthage boys lacrosse coach Kirk Ventiquattro marveled at what his best player was doing. It was at the Under Armour All-America tryouts for the underclassmen games in Cortland where Ventiquattro's eyes were fixated on Thomas Grimm. The Comets' slender sophomore midfielder was one of the more relaxed and confident players on the field. Ventiquattro couldn't help but wonder. "Just think what he would be able to do if he didn't have to do it all?"
from The Auburn Citizen
The Auburn fifth- and sixth-grade ULA lacrosse team defeated Fulton 12-1 and Central Square 11-6 Saturday at SUNY Cortland. Auburn's defense was led by goalie Max Hogan and defenders Stephen Bennett, Jake Burgmaster and Justin Giannone.
from CollegeLax.us
The Mike Vick “experience” has some competition. And his name is Mike Coursault (aka “Salty”). The MCLA All-America midfielder from Lindenwood University went off for a game high 8 goals as USA West beat the Japan Under 23 team 15-13 to win the 2009 Asia-Pacific Lacrosse Championship.
from Marquette Lacrosse
Professional Lacrosse is coming to Wisconsin! That’s right, the Brewtown Showdown tournament has gotten the Chicago Machine and Washington Bayhawks to play their match here in Wisconsin at Uhlein Park in Milwaukee, WI.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Linsdey Munday and the U.S. women's national team put on a show Saturday in a 26-12 victory over Japan in the 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup.
from MPNnow.com
On Monday, the Braves will head to Albany to meet — and by honored by — state legislators. They will be honored during an Assembly session at the State Capitol . . .
from the NWI Times
The Internet has changed the way many of us learn, date, work, shop, bank and communicate. Through the widespread use of Web sites such as MySpace and Facebook, it's also changed the way we socialize. The benefits of those social networking sites are undeniable, but as local student-athletes learned earlier this year, there's also an inherent danger in publishing personal information for the world to see . . .
from Lacrosse Magazine
LMO's Clare Lochary blogs live from Prague, Czech Republic and the 2009 FIL Women's World Cup. Check back here for updates, or leave a comment below.
from Lacrosse Magazine
"We were dreaming of this for two years," said attacker JinA Bae. "We're actually representing our country even if we're not yet the best players in the world. This is a 'Chapter 1' moment in Korean lacrosse history and we were honored to be a part of it."
from CollegeLax.us
I awoke this morning to our first day of rain here in Korea. It rained constantly all day and rained heavily all day. Our game was at 4 pm today so most of us spent the day in the hotel trying to stay dry except when having to venture out into the rain for lunch.
from Lacrosse Magazine
A balanced scoring attack that featured 13 different goal scorers and a cohesive defense that frustrated the North team's offensive flow led to a 17-9 victory for the East squad in Saturday's NSS Championship Game.
from the Watertown Daily Times
Two things have forced Carthage's Katherine DeRonda out of a varsity girls lacrosse game. Gatorade and ankle braces. Two years ago, DeRonda asked for a substitution during a state Class B semifinal game against Maine-Endwell. The Comets' freshman drank too much Gatorade in preparation for her first final four appearance and excused herself to throw up. The second instance came earlier this season in a game against Cazenovia. DeRonda's ankle braces were a little too tight, so she went out to re-lace them and regain circulation in her feet.
from LaxPower
To see all of the winners around the country, visit the pages for Boys and Girls (or use the HS State Champs link in the left-side navigation area). Most of the championship games carry an external link to a story, typically one at a media web site in that area. The polls for boys' and girls' lacrosse are underway, and we anticipate that the final national rankings (coaches' polls, computer ratings, and combined) should be posted no later than the middle of the week.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Mike Johnston, who coached Rose in football and basketball at Corning West, said Rose was able to get a Division I scholarship despite not focusing on a single sport. Instead, Rose excelled in football, basketball and lacrosse for the Vikings, so much so he's earned the Star Gazette's High School Male Athlete of the Year award for the 2008-09 high school season, as chosen by this newspaper's sports staff.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Many a Sunday sports section ago, May 7, 1978, then-sports writer Frank Roessner declared the Reitenbachs this area's "First Family of Lacrosse." He had his points. Specifically two.Binghamton Central senior Bruce Reitenbach was about to become Broome County's first high school lacrosse All-America. Meanwhile, brother Keith was a first-midfield senior as the Cornell juggernaut's winning streak neared 42- still the NCAA record. When Keith's career under Richie Moran ended, Bruce's four seasons for the Hall of Fame coach began.
from ESPN Radio 1260
Wednesday, July 8th at Noon
Saturday, June 20, 2009
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from Syracuse Athletics
Katie Rowan and Awehiyo Thomas, both 2009 graduates, have helped their teams to victories in the opening round of the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic.
from the Albany Times-Union
University at Albany men's lacrosse coach Scott Marr decided he couldn't leave the program he built, even for one of the country's best jobs. On Friday, Marr withdrew his name from consideration for the coaching vacancy at Princeton, winner of six national championships.
"I talked to my wife and decided the quality of life we have here is just tremendous," Marr said. "I love everything about what I'm doing with Albany and my team. It's kind of neat to have your own program."
from the Telegraph.co.uk
Four game recaps.
from JustLacrosse Talkback
The LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Association is holding its annual free Boys & Girls lacrosse clinicAugust 1, 2009 @ 10 am Grimshaw School Rt. 11 & 20. No registration necessary.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine Online's Paul Ohanian blogs from the 2009 US Lacrosse National Senior Showcase in Smithfield, R.I., an all-star event featuring the nation's top high school seniors from the North, South, East and West regions.
from the NCAA
Meeting June 14-16 in Indianapolis, committee members voted to identify cross-checking as a foul to bolster existing rules that protect student-athlete safety. The type of contact involved in cross-checking (typically the stick being forced horizontally to an opponent) has always been enforceable, but the committee wanted to redefine the terminology to make it clear.
from Rhino Lacrosse
Carthage head coach Kirk Ventiquattro will run practice for two hours a day for five consecutive days at Grant Park in NE Portland, OR. Coach V will run this practice just as if it were one of his teams, the same way he coached the Powell Brothers!. He asks if you have what it takes to be an All-American? If you think you do, this is the right camp for you!
from CollegeLax.us
First of all, Seoul is an amazing city. The team took a trip up to Seoul today and the amount of people and walking the streets was incredible. I have never been too a city so populated and busy and will never forget the experience. There were seas of people everywhere we turned and the number of restaurants, bars, stores and shacks crammed into each block was like nothing I have ever experienced. If any of you ever get the chance it comes highly recommended by the entire West roster.
from the Portland Press Herald
If your father is one of the owners of a pro hockey team, you better love to play the game. Right? Well, Stephen Petrovek, son of Brian Petrovek, the Portland Pirates' managing owner, does like to play hockey. But he really loves to play lacrosse.
from LaxPower
Mercer University will add men's NCAA Division I lacrosse to its intercollegiate athletic program during the 2010-2011 academic year and will add a Division I women's team in 2011-2012, athletics director Bobby Pope announced today. Mercer is the first NCAA Division I institution in the state to announce the addition of lacrosse to its athletic program.
from the Boston Cannons
Brandon Corp (Chittenango), Matt Casey (Ithaca College), and Greg Downing (Auburn) all score in the victory.
from the Salt Lake City Desert News
Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the state, but it's not sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association. That doesn't slow down the eager participants in club play. Utah Select is an elite lacrosse team that encompasses players from throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Recently the team made a name for itself in a tournament in Colorado, coming away with a 5-1 record and the championship trophy.
Friday, June 19, 2009
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from BamaLax Lacrosse
Had some time last night to catch up on my recorded high school games and watched the New York state class "C" championship between Lafayette from central NY and Manhassett from Long island. I've got to say, I've watched a lot of lacrosse the past few years but this game just amazed me. The heart and determination that both teams showed was incredible.
from New Balance
Victory in the Section 5 Championship game earns them more than a pretty block of wood. Victory means the Braves will have a shot of the NY state playoffs. They’ve trained together, grown together and won together all season long. Can they keep the streak alive as they go for their 18th straight against a fired up Irondequoit team? Who will walk home with wood? Find out here in Episode 11 of Season in the Balance!
from Canandaigua Lacrosse
Canandaigua Lacrosse is proud to present the 10th Annual Canandaigua Invitational Lacrosse Festival on Saturday, 6/20/09
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from Lacrosse Magazine
For the second straight day the United States started slow before posting a convincing win in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup. The U.S. women trailed Canada 4-3 at the half, but blanked the Canadians in the second half to rally for an 11-4 victory to improve to 2-0 in the tournament.
from Lacrosse World Cup 2009
Team of the Six Nations has presented at its first game in the World Cup against Austria during heavy rain. Haudenosaunee went to lead quickly, Duerr could have reacted on the score, but hit just a goal post. Following minutes and in fact the whole match belonged to Haudenosanee. The team led 10:0 after the first half and added another ten goals in the second period.
Tournament links, including the schedule, can be found here.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Midfielder Kristen Kjellman scored four of her game-high five goals and dominated draw controls in the second half, as the U.S. women's team pulled away from England for a 17-8 victory in its 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup opener Thursday.
from Cortland Athletics
Beville led the Red Dragons to a 19-2 record and the NCAA Division III title. Cortland won four NCAA tournament games, including a 9-7 victory over Gettysburg College in the championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Cortland’s 19 victories this spring are a school single-season record.
from Cornell Athletics
After taking his team to the heights of the lacrosse world this season, Jeff Tambroni, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell University, has won the Morris Touchstone Award as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Coach of the Year. Tambroni becomes the third Big Red coach to take home the honor, joining three-time recipient Richie Moran (1971, 1977, 1987) and Dave Pietramala (2000). As a program, Cornell coaches have earned five Morris Touchstone Awards, the most of any program in the nation, surpassing Johns Hopkins and Navy with four apiece.
from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
Mike Morrison, the media contact for men's lacrosse at SU, confirmed today via email that Cody has enrolled for summer classes at SU, a sure sign that he intends to return and ball again for the Orange.
from the Albany Times-Union
Marr, who has three years left on his contract, said he is happy at UAlbany and received athletic director Lee McElroy's blessing to inquire about the job. "I have no problems with how things are working out here at Albany." said Marr, a Johns Hopkins graduate. Marr said Princeton would also offer his three children the chance to attend an Ivy League school with tuition remission.
from 2010WorldLacrosse blog
Spent yesterday afternoon watching England play USA in Prague in the Womens' World Cup. All on the internet . Excellent- is this the end of TV as we know it ?This way of watching games is a must for 2010.
from the Baltimore Sun
"We are fortunate to have the finest men's lacrosse coach in the nation leading our program," athletic director Tom Calder told the school's website. "Dave Pietramala's coaching resume speaks for itself, but the success our players have had in the classroom and their extensive involvement in community service initiatives is something that we also take great pride in. The manner in which Dave and his players represent Johns Hopkins is exemplary and we look forward to many more years with Dave leading our program."
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Ithaca High School boys lacrosse team will have a sizeable contingent next weekend in Towson, Md. The Little Red's Riley Lasda and Torin Varn have been selected to play in the June 27-28 Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Games. They will join teammate A.J. Fiore in Maryland for the weekend.
from Virginia Athletics
“I am very pleased to announce John’s hiring as an assistant coach,” said Starsia. “From a comprehensive search process, John emerged dramatically from a deep pool of talented, familiar candidates. Known only by reputation beforehand, he impressed the committee with each contact. This is an impressive young man who will bring energy, personality and a fresh perspective to our program. He will be a strong role model and a positive influence on our players, on and off the field.
from the Herald Net
For the fifth time in eight years, Everett will welcome a new sport, and team, to town when the National Lacrosse League begins play at Comcast Arena in January. The Washington Stealth have relocated from San Jose, where a six-year stint at HP Pavilion fell short of expectations.
from Major League Lacrosse
It’s week six of the 2009 Major League Lacrosse season, and at this halfway point, two teams are tied at the top of the league standings with a record of 4-1—the Toronto Nationals and the Denver Outlaws. Only one can claim the top spot, and both teams will be looking to do so this Saturday at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Both the Nationals and the Outlaws are coming off of decisive wins in week five, and each are looking to continue their momentum.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Midfielder Kristen Kjellman scored four of her game-high five goals and dominated draw controls in the second half, as the U.S. women's team pulled away from England for a 17-8 victory in its 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup opener Thursday.
from Lacrosse Magazine
On a blue-sky, sunny day in Denver, new University of Denver lacrosse coach Bill Tierney stood on the bright, grass field at the Pioneers' lacrosse facility, Peter Barton Stadium, and reflected on his move west.
from US Lacrosse
The "National All-Star Game" of boys' high school lacrosse features the top senior high school players in competition representing the North, South, East and West regions. The National Senior Showcase is set-up in a final four format, with two semifinal games, a third place game and a championship game. All of the teams are guaranteed practice and scrimmage time on Friday, June 19 and two games on Saturday, June 20. The competition concludes with an Awards Banquet featuring a special keynote speaker on Saturday evening.
from US Lacrosse
This event gives chapter representative teams a venue to come together to "Honor the Game" of lacrosse, playing competitively while displaying dignity and class both on and off the field. The ideals of respect, sportsmanship, connection, team spirit, trust, leadership and tradition are at the core of the philosophy behind this event. There are no champions crowned or MVP awards given out – this event is about the experience each player gets by participating both on and off the field.
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.
from Inside Lacrosse
Congratulations to the 2009 Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Ranking National Champions, the Gilman Greyhounds. Gilman opened the season ranked No. 1 and regained the top spot with a dominating finish to their season.
from Inside Lacrosse
Finishing off business two years in the making, Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Ranking National Champion Gilman saved their best game for last say midfielder Jack Doyle and attackman Marcus Holman.
from Inside Lacrosse
Each region’s No. 1 team held serve over the regional rankings lay off, but that doesn’t mean the action ad state championships throughout the country hasn’t altered some of the rankings between Nos. 2 and 10 in the five regions across
from Inside Lacrosse
Now the argument can begin — who’s the best boys’ high school lacrosse team of the decade? Plenty of heralded squads sent big-name players on to big-time programs where they became big stars, and more recently a number of teams have gone toe-to-toe throughout the country to try to earn the title of the nation’s best team.
from thedaily.com
Members of Australia's under 21 lacrosse team will resume their tour after being released from swine flu quarantine in their South Korea hotel. The group of 17 players, six support staff, three parents and a sister of one of the players have been stuck in their hotel for six days after one player was diagnosed with swine flu.
from the Denver Outlaws
On Wednesday, June 17, Major League Lacrosse (MLL) issued disciplinary actions from the Saturday June 13th, 2009 game between the Denver Outlaws and Long Island Lizards at INVESCO Field at Mile High. This is in a direct result from the 15 penalties and numerous fights between the two teams during Saturday’s game.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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from FOX23 News
Marr has been contacted twice by the Tigers and is set for a phone interview later this week. Princeton is looking to replace veteran head coach Bill Tierney, who left to take over Denver's program.
from US Lacrosse
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from LaxPower
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announces that the 2009 Division I Coach of the Year is Jeff Tambroni, Cornell University. In his ninth season as the Head Coach at Cornell, Tambroni took the Big Red to the heights of the lacrosse world, as the team advanced to the national championship game this year for the first time since 1988. Although Cornell dropped a heartbreaking 10-9 decision in overtime to Syracuse, the Big Red made its presence felt in the lacrosse community with its second final four appearance in three years.
from LaxPower
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announces that the 2009 Division III Coach of the Year is Steve Beville, Cortland State. In his third season as the Head Coach at Cortland, Beville guided the Red Dragons to a 19-2 record and won the 2009 Division III NCAA National Championship.
from Inside Lacrosse
Brett Queener joins the Powell Brothers for a lacrosse camp in Atlanta.
from novaSport.cz
Looks to be from TV Network coverage. Choose from Pitch A or Pitch B. On Pitch A, USA vs. England beginning at 11:30AM EDT. (The camera work is excellent, but the onscreen score is often behind.)
Tournament links, including the schedule, can be found here.
from the NYSSWA
from the NYSSWA
from the Baltimore Sun
Towson University has been selected to host the 2010 NCAA Division I women's lacrosse championship, bringing both the men's and women's NCAA tournament finals to Baltimore next year.
from MPNnow.com
After they were crowned state champs, the players were met at the Thruway exit by fire trucks and sheriff’s cars, which escorted the team bus through the city. Dozens of cars joined the parade. The procession of sirens, honking horns and flag-waving fans stopped in front of the courthouse steps, where the boys emerged from the bus and received jubilant ovation . . . Afterwards, my wife and I retreated home. You better believe I grabbed one of those 1999 Mondavi Cabs. Do I dare save one for about the same time next year? One could only hope.
from Major League Lacrosse
Brandon Corp (Chittenango/Colgate), Dan Groot (Canandaigua), and Sid Smith (OCC/Syracuse) all notch their first career MLL points.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
AJ Fiore was previously selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on June 27 in Towson, Md, along with 43 of the nation's top players. "It's an extreme honor," Fiore said. The other two players named to the US Lacrosse All-America team in a vote of Section 4 coaches were Chenango Forks midfielder Matt Pratt and Corning West midfielder Austin Rose.
from the Seattle Times
The franchise will play at the Comcast Arena in Everett. The 8,300-seat arena is also home to the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. The team's new name will be announced at a formal news conference in Everett next week.
from CollegeLax.us
After a quick bite and about two liters of water, it was time to do some sightseeing. We hopped on what could be the nicest charter bus in Asia and headed for the World Cultural Heritage Hwaseong Fortress. Very cool and well worth the 3 hour hike that it asked of us. The guys took turns exploring the fortress’s 41 facilities and even had the chance to ring the giant Bell of Filial Piety.
from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
To help build the lacrosse program at Peachtree Ridge, whether at the club or GHSA level, from the ground up, Hall and other supporters, turned to a publication produced by the "Friends of Central Texas Lacrosse Inc." as their guide.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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from JustLacrosse/Section 3
The Class B/C and Class A rosters for the 2009 Section 3 Exceptional Seniors All-Star Games held Tuesday night at CNS. Photos can be found here
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Since the 2007 graduation of Matt McMonagle, the goalie position for Cornell University's men's lacrosse team has been a question mark. Yet the solution to the Big Red's problems may have always been a few miles down the road.
from NJ.com
In a surprise move, Princeton assistant lacrosse coach Dave Metzbower has turned down the head coaching job and decided to leave the program, the school announced Tuesday. This move comes eight days after longtime head coach Bill Tierney bolted for Denver.
from Inside Lacrosse
With new additions and a strong backbone of veterans, this matchup will be hyped with a competitive drive from all players looking to bring home the gold. So how do these teams match up?
from Inside Lacrosse
Excellent article by the Syracuse Post-Standard’s David Rahme on the Orange lacrosse program’s philosophy on recruiting.
Also, anybody have a video link to some Lafayette (NY) games? Hearing tremendous things about rising sophomore Lyles Thompson, and was hoping to get a tape from the MSG broadcast of the NY Class C title game to check him out.
from Lax with Joe
It was a long process last year, but the Yorktown ‘Huskers are ready to do it again. Yorktown coach Dave Marr told me tonight that Yorktown is planning to petition to compete in Class A for the 2010 season.
from Inside Lacrosse
Brianne Tierney has been named the head coach of women's lacrosse at Lebanon Valley College, athletic director Rick Beard '90 M'92 has announced. Tierney will lead the re-introduction of the women's lacrosse program at LVC for the spring of 2010. Tierney brings a wealth of NCAA Division I experience with her to Annville after tenures as an assistant coach at both Cal and Monmouth. Tierney is a 2007 graduate of Colgate University.
from Lacrosse Magazine
from NLL Insider
Come on now, are you really surprised? Be honest. Cody Jamieson’s tearing up Major Series Lacrosse this summer, and you know absolutely no one is the least bit shocked. Last year’s Junior of the Year is leading the circuit with 21 goals and 22 assists in just seven games. Not coincidentally, his Six Nations Chiefs are 6-2 and at the top of the MSL standings with 12 points. ““Cody … really knows how to put the ball in the net when he gets the opportunity,” Chiefs coach Darris Kilgour told The Peterborough Examiner recently after Jamieson lit up the Lakers for 10 points.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport) held a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday with Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes and representatives of several women's advocacy groups to announce she is reintroducing legislation to require public reporting of high school sports participation rates by gender.
from the Australian Broadcasting Company
Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says everything is being done to support the Australian lacrosse team still in quarantine in South Korea because of swine flu. The under-21 team was isolated last weekend after a 19-year-old Victorian member was diagnosed with the virus on arrival in South Korea.
from YouTube
from LacrossePlayground.com
1 Lacrosse will produce the shafts used by the senior boys in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. The event, featuring the top high school lacrosse players in the country, will take place June 27 and 28 at Towson University. 1 Lacrosse will produce the shafts for the North and South national boy’s senior teams.
from Vail Daily
With fewer tourists on the roads and in the air this summer, finding a good lure to bring people to Vail, Colorado is tough. That's why events of nearly every kind are coming to Vail, Colorado this summer.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse fans have craved this kind of virtual reality in their living rooms for decades: a big-budget video game dedicated to their sport. Thanks to the social networking phenomenon, the clamor has reached fever pitch.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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from JustLacrosse
With the end of the scholastic lacrosse season begins the summer tournament season. We've started a page to help you get information about the tournaments you're interested in, and we'll be updtating it as information becomes available. For information on the many area tournaments, mouseover the "Tournaments" tab in the menu at the top of this page.
from Lacrosse Magazine
So what do we dub Kenny Nims' game-tying goal -- the one off desperation feeds from Matt Abbott and Stephen Keogh -- in this year's NCAA championship game? Will next-generation lacrosse fans hear about the Flea Sticker? The Hot Potato? The Foxboro Frenzy? The Dirty Dish? Fill in your answer . . . and yours could wind up in the next issue LM. While you're at it, leave a comment.
from Mercyhurst College Athletics
“Brendon has proved to be one of the top assistant coaches in the nation,” said Ryan. “He has a proven track record of success at every program he has been involved with and we are appreciative of his efforts on the part of Mercyhurst College and the men's lacrosse program."
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from SportsFive.org
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse has announced the 2009 Senior All Star Game selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Saturday, July 11th at Victor High School. The boys' game will be at 7:00 PM and will be preceded by the Girls' game at 5:00 PM. The annual senior game is a last chance for players to play with friends and previous foes and allows family and friends to see the seniors play for fun, one last time.
from the Baltimore Sun
Coach Sue Heether expects the U.S. women's national lacrosse team to strike gold when it faces the world this week.
from LaxPower
The New York state championships occurred this past weekend and there were some outstanding performances. One attackman from Long Island put on a show for the ages while another defense continued to shine behind their offensive stars. Lastly, one midfielder did everything except fill the water bottles in helping his team to a coveted title.
from the Baltimore Sun
Lacrosse's version of the prodigal son returns to Baltimore - albeit on a temporary basis. After spending the past two springs at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., the NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four comes back to M&T Bank Stadium over Memorial Day weekend in 2010 and 2011 before returning to the Boston area in 2012.
from Inside Lacrosse
National Draw and All Star Express have always been the largest, most competitive and best run girls’ lacrosse tournaments on the summer club circuit. Now those two popular events will both be held at the same state-of-the-art facility. Synapse Sports announced that All-Star Express will now be held at the joint campus of Cherokee High School and Marlton Middle School in Marlton, N.J., a spectacular venue that has hosted National Draw since in 2003. The neighboring schools boast 16 spacious, multi-tiered fields with plenty of nearby parking.
from Inside Lacrosse
. . . Now, almost a decade later, armed with more experience, contacts and the increased exposure of lacrosse, they’ve resurrected their film, Crooked Arrows. “Nine years ago, we couldn’t have made this movie,” says Peck. “But the world has changed: lacrosse is undeniably on the radar of pop culture now.”
from The UMBC Dawg Blog
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team is in Japan for the 20th annual International Friendship Games as part of an 11-day journey to Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan. Some of the members of the squad will be sharing their experiences here at the Dawg Blog. Our first entry is from Alex Hopmann.
Monday, June 15, 2009
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from John Moriello's NYSSWA blog
Conflict between Women's World Cup and NYS Playoffs leads to major debate.
from Lacrosse Magazine
When head coach Sue Heether sees Team USA on the field, she feels a rush of varied emotions. There's pride, certainly, and excitement . . . There's also a twinge of envy. Her players have speed. They have stick skills. But most importantly, they have fun.
from Inside Lacrosse
We’re starting to gear up here at Inside Lacrosse for the big recruiting showcase period, which goes from mid-June through to the first weekend in August. Before we put both feet forward, however, wanted to do a quick look at the rising senior verbal commitment list.
from Inside Lacrosse
While attending the T-99 Lacrosse Showcase in Dallas recently, I was impressed with the interest from many parents in “tactics” high school freshman can employ in preparing for the college recruiting process. My response was “plenty” and what follows are some suggestions and tips to jumpstart the college search for freshmen.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Coach Bill Tierney’s move from Princeton to the University of Denver announced earlier this week is highly reminiscent of another lacrosse coaching change more than a half century ago. That one, in 1950, was a shocker. That one changed the face of lacrosse.
from Inside Lacrosse
The response from senior middie Max Seibald in the postgame press conference legitimized the feelings of just about every lacrosse fan toward Cornell after the Big Red lost, 10-9, to Syracuse in overtime of the national championship game.
from MPNnow.com
All season long when anybody talked about the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team, one word always cropped up in the conversation. Depth.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
John Desko has resisted overtures over the years to stage an annual recruiting signing day for his Syracuse University men's lacrosse team. He believes his logic for doing so is sound.
from Inside Lacrosse
Today, check out the podcasts with state champion coaches from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Jersey. Also, check back tonight for stories from all the New York downstate semifinals. (Editor's note: Plenty of reponses from upstaters feeling slighted)
from Inside Lacrosse
Sean Lindsay, Max Seibald, and Steve Panarelli stand out in this game.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
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from SportsFive.net
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from MPNnow.com / photo courtesy of Dan
A storybook season for the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team has finally come to an end. And it could not have ended any better.
Community celebration photos
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Lyle Thompson sat alone on a LaFayette cooler, idly picking at the tape on his left leg as Manhasset played keep-away from his Lancers. Time was ticking to the inevitable conclusion of the Class C lacrosse championship at Marina Auto Park and for Thompson and his Lancers, the game would end in disappointment and defeat.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Moments after the raucous on-field celebration had dissipated Canandaigua senior midfielder Marshall Johnson ran over to the sideline at Marina Auto Stadium to find his father, John.
from the Buffalo News
As the final horn of the Class A state championship game sounded, Long Island superpower West Islip and the players on its 45- man roster sprinted onto the turf and chased down their goalie, throwing sticks, helmets and gloves everywhere in the universal sign of a lacrosse championship celebration.
from the Albany Times-Union
The way it started, it looked as though Niskayuna was going to roll to the first New York State High School lacrosse championship for Section II. After 44 seconds, the Silver Warriors had two goals and their high-powered offense was flying. Then it all stopped.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Although the Honeoye Falls-Lima girls lacrosse team fell 13-11 to Shoreham-Wading River-Section XI in the Class C state championship, the team felt it had plenty to celebrate walking off the field at State University of New York at Cortland.
from Syracuse Lacrosse Camps
The High School Face-off is a one day tournament that runs at SU’s Hookway fields for High School Teams aimed at the JV skill level. Each team gets the opportunity to participate in a morning clinic as well as four games. NCAA coaches from around the country have been invited and will be in attendance. We are looking forward to welcoming teams to the Syracuse campus.
from theage.com
Australia's under-21 lacrosse team is in high spirits despite all but seven of the squad living in quarantine in South Korea after one was suspected of having swine flu.
from Major League Lacrosse
In the first half there were plenty of hard hits to spare. At the conclusion of the half there were seven penalties in total. Toronto had five players visit the box, one of which, Gavin Prout, was sent because of unsportsmanlike conduct. Washington had two players with fouls as time expired in the first half.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Canandaigua fell behind 2-0 in the first 44 seconds of today’s Class B boys lacrosse state championship, but then held Niskayuna to two goals the rest of the way and cruised to a 10-5 victory at Marina Auto Stadium.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team lost 13-9 to Yorktown in Friday's Class B semifinals. When it was over, players hugged their parents, friends and teammates, crying in each other's arms.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The girls from Honeoye Falls-Lima will play for their first state lacrosse championship this morning, and they won't be intimidated facing two-time defending champion Shoreham-Wading River. That's because they've played and beaten state champions in the past.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
A stunning and exhilarating escape at the end of regulation only deferred a crushing date with defeat. West Genesee High School's march toward a third consecutive Class A state championship in girls lacrosse came to an end Friday.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Senior Gabrielle Kamide wiped her face with her white Carthage jersey and forced a smile but this was not the ending she had in mind. Two-time defending state champ Shoreham-WadingRiver deprived Kamide and top-ranked Carthage the opportunity to play for a Class C girls lacrosse state title with a 21-11 win in the state semifinals Friday at SUNY Cortland.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Fairport saw on videotape what Danielle Tetreault could do. It practiced all week on how it'd try to slow down Guilderland's top scorer in Friday's Class A girls state lacrosse semifinals.
from LoHud.com
Having won three girls lacrosse state titles, Yorktown coach Ellen Mager knows that a key to winning at the state level is having supporting players step up. So she told sophomore midfielder Lindsay Scott to be ready.
from The Ithaca Journal
It's East vs. West June 15 at Vestal
from Lacrosse Magazine
DeJuliis, playing in her first World Cup after spending the last 15 years in the U.S. national teams program, will lead Team USA in its bid to recapture the gold medal. The U.S. lost to Australia in the 2005 gold medal match in Annapolis, Md.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Arriving in Prague this week, the U.S. has . . . declared its official 18-player roster to the FIL.
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from Syracuse.com
The Wildcats' Bre Hudgins scored at the end of regulation to push the game into overtime. Farmingdale's Janine Hillier scored her fourth goal of the game in the first overtime period to take a 10-9 lead. In the second overtime, Farmingdale got the draw control and ran out the clock.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team won’t join the school’s boys team in playing for a state championship on Saturday. The Braves were within a goal of Section I’s Yorktown with under two minutes to play, but lost 13-9 in the Class B semifinals today at State University College at Cortland.
from Newsday
Both teams had spectacular goaltending and the defenses made sure that neither offense got too many open looks. Both Lauren Maksym and Nicole Greco made seven saves, but many more shots were deflected, misdirected or hit into the post.
from WWNY-TV
Video available: Garden City overwhelmed Watertown's Cyclones 16-4 Friday in the final four of girls high school lacrosse. That's despite the efforts of Taylor Hughes, who scored two goals, and Taylor Nims, who added a goal and an assist. Friday marked the first time Watertown's girls have gone to the state championships.
Earlier, Carthage battled a staggering offense from Shoreham-Wading, but was unable to hold an early lead.
from News10Now.com
From Thursday's Boys games and Friday's Girls games.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
The third annual Lakieben Brown Alumni Lacrosse Game will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union-Endicott High's Ty Cobb Stadium. The game features former U-E lacrosse players and others, and serves as a fundraiser for a scholarship honoring Brown, a 1995 U-E grad who went on to play two seasons of soccer and lacrosse at the University of Delaware. Brown died due to complications from an enlarged heart in 2006.
Friday, June 12, 2009
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from Donna Ditota/Syracuse Post-Standard
When Penn Yan decided to cover LaFayette midfielder John Greeley with a short stick Thursday afternoon, Greeley vowed to profit from his odd good fortune.
from Lindsay Kramer/Syracuse Post-Standard
The Jamesville-DeWitt lacrosse team had a lot of trouble getting ahold of the ball on Thursday night, and as a result it let a berth in the state finals slip through its hands.
from WWNY-TV
Watertown students showed their school spirit Thursday morning at a send-off for the girls lacrosse team. The ladies boarded a bus headed for the State Final 4. The other students lined up outside the school and cheered to show their support. The lacrosse players say as they prepare to face a challenging team, it helps to know their classmates are behind them.
from LaxPower
From the Girls semi's at SUNY Cortland
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
In searching for an explanation as to what happened to the potent Penn Yan offense on Thursday afternoon, you needed to look no further than this statistic: Senior attackman Matt Osgood, who started the day two goals shy of becoming the first player in state lacrosse history to produce two 90-goal seasons, stayed two goals shy.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
As the seconds were ticking away and the reality came clearly into focus, Canandaigua boys lacrosse coach Ed Mulheron couldn't help but savor the moment. "At the end as I'm watching the clock it hit me a little bit and fortunately we were up enough so I could take a minute and think about that," Mulheron said in reference to the fact that for the first time in program history Canandaigua will be playing for a state championship.
from MPNnow.com
To get where they have never been before — a state championship game in boys lacrosse — the Canandaigua Braves have followed a precise recipe.
from New Balance
The real season, the post-season, starts here. This is what the Canandaigua Braves have trained for. Lose and the season is over. Win and they’re one step closer to fulfilling their dreams.
from the Buffalo News
Section VI is one step away from its first state championship in lacrosse, and Orchard Park is one step away from a storybook ending to an already historic year.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Orchard Park senior goalie Ryan Cole stopped Torin Varn's 10-yard shot between his legs at the final buzzer, securing the Quakers 8-7 NYSPHSAA Class A boys lacrosse semifinal victory and bringing an emotional end to Ithaca High's best season in 31 years.
from Newsday
The Indians scored seven goals in fewer than 31/2 minutes bridging the first and second quarters and rumbled past Putnam Valley, 16-3, Thursday on the rain-soaked turf at Middletown High School.
from LaxPower
Senior Hilary Bowen (Brighton) has been named the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American of the Year in the Women's At-Large University Division, announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bowen also earned first-team Academic All-America honors for the second-straight year, and she becomes the second Wildcat lacrosse player to capture the honor, joining Courtney Koester, who took home the award in 2005.
from laxjournal.com
Lacrosse is not among the 42 sports listed on the website Sports Jamaica, which bills itself as “Your Premier Jamaican Sports Portal.” So, how is it that a young man who was born and raised in Jamaica through sixth grade is just a few months away from entering Syracuse University and joining the reigning NCAA national lacrosse champions?
from Inside Lacrosse
General public ticket sales for the 2010 NCAA Divisions I, II and III Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium will begin Tuesday, June 16, at 10AM EDT.
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
from The Peterborough Examiner
Cody Jamieson’s electrifying 10-point performance boosted the Six Nations Chiefs to a 13-11 win, handing the Lakers their second loss in as many nights, their first at the Memorial Centre this year, and three losses in their past four games.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Following a rigorous three-day tryout at Bryant University, 40 players have qualified for the 2010 U.S. men's training team. Among them, just 23 can join Team USA in its quest to regain the gold medal next year in the 2010 FIL World Championship. The training team will compete in three exhibitions this fall before getting pared down to the final roster. With the field down to 40, Team USA head coach Mike Pressler briefs us on the road to Manchester.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
At the time, the game - the regular season finale for both teams - had no meaningful impact on the Section 4 Conference Division I boys lacrosse standings. But for the confidence of Ithaca High, and particularly its defense, the game meant everything.
from SportsFive.net
Enter "home" and "away" teams and click enter to get competing team rosters.
from John Moriello's NYSSWA blog
Suiting up three days after the death of his grandmother in South Carolina, Sayville junior Dan Mellynchuk scored two crucial fourth-quarter goals in a thrilling 12-10 victory over Garden City in the Long Island Class B boys lacrosse final
from Inside Lacrosse
This week, the Czech women’s national team played a friendly match vs. Cornell University and it was amazing. One would think an East European national team composed of girls who have never been exposed to American university lacrosse training would never stand a chance vs. the #19 ranked team in Division 1, but this game proved that lacrosse is not just a North American and Australian sport.
from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse star Brett Queener with his blog from before and after a Boston Blazers' victory.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse announced Wednesday the 40 players (listed below) who have qualified for the 2010 U.S. men's national training team following a three-day tryout at Bryant University. Nine with CNY ties included.
from Sports Illustrated
McIver, a senior at Le Moyne College, won the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award, given to the nation's most outstanding goalie. He led NCAA Division II in goals-against average (3.96) and save percentage (.681), and helped the Dolphins reach the D-II title game. McIver held opponents to five or fewer goals in 15 of 17 games.
from Cortland Athletics
New York State Governor David Paterson honored members of SUNY Cortland's 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse championship squad at a reception in the state capitol on Tuesday, June 9.
from Syracuse Athletics
U.S. Lacrosse announced on Wednesday, June 10 the 40 players who have qualified for the 2010 U.S. men’s national training team following a three-day tryout at Bryant University. Among those named to the squad are former Syracuse standouts Matt Abbott, Steven Brooks, Mike Leveille and Ryan Powell.
from Cornell Athletics
US Lacrosse announced the 40 players who have qualified for the 2010 U.S. men’s national training team following a three-day tryout at Bryant University and recent alumni John Glynn ’09 and Max Seibald, as well as Ryan McClay ’03 have all made the cut.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
It was a shocking outcome Tuesday at Cicero-North Syracuse.
from Donna Ditota/Syracuse.com
It was a beautifully balmy Tuesday afternoon and LaFayette goalie Chris Klaiber spent the first four minutes of his team’s Class C state regional lacrosse game enjoying the superb summer day.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
The Jamesville-DeWitt High School boys lacrosse team found itself seduced by the zone. Quick shots. Impatient passes. Bits of frustration There was, however, one hole to the plan-Eric DeJohn. The junior attackman for J-D busted the St. Lawrence zone with four of his game-high five goals in the first half as the Red Rams defeated St. Lawrence 9-3 in a quarterfinal game of the Class B state championship at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Tuesday night.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Thirty-one long years of futility for Ithaca High in the New York state boys lacrosse playoffs came to a jubilant end Tuesday evening, thanks to one perfect individual performance, one near-perfect performance from a cohesive, seven-man unit, and an opponent that underestimated the Little Red's perfect makeup for postseason success.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
If you don't have the ball, you can't score, and that was the primary problem for Hamburg Tuesday night in its 17-3 Class B boys lacrosse state quarterfinal loss to Canandaigua. The Bulldogs spent most of the evening at St. John Fisher College watching the Braves possess the ball for interminable stretches, and score goals at will, and Canandaigua advanced to Thursday's semifinal round, also at Fisher, against Section III powerhouse Jamesville-Dewitt.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Playing the powerful Penn Yan boys' lacrosse team is a daunting enough task for most Class C programs. Having to do so without the luxury of any substitutes on the sideline makes beating the Mustangs pretty much impossible . . . The Section VI champion Black Knights (10-10) came to St. John Fisher College with only 10 available players — just enough to field a team. They promptly fell behind 2-0 just 39 seconds into the game and never stood a chance as Penn Yan (20-2) simply wore them down on a muggy day on the artificial turf.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
On the way to winning its first Section V boys’ lacrosse championship, Webster Thomas spent a glorious season simply outscoring often overmatched opponents. This afternoon at St. John Fisher College, the tables were turned as the Titans ran into an offensive juggernaut and were blown out 22-10 by Section VI champion Orchard Park in a Class A state quarterfinal game.
from SportsFive.net
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from Newsday
from LoHud.com
from Lacrosse Magazine
from Lacrosse Magazine
Pressler told the players, ranging from age 19 (Shamel Bratton) to age 36 (Blake Miller), to remove their caps and fill in the front rows of the auditorium. The tone was set. Egos were checked at the door -- a change of pace from player-friendly Major League Lacrosse -- and Pressler delivered a fiery speech to commence tryouts for the 2010 U.S. men's national team.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Joe Walters (Irondequoit) was the youngest member of the 2006 U.S. team, and his shy demeanor often reflected that. Since then, Walters has blossomed in the professional ranks and even had some of the Canadian style rub off on him. He was a key cog of the Rochester Rattlers' Canadian-laden MLL championship team in 2008 and has since joined many former Rattlers with the new Toronto Nationals franchise. Walters also made his NLL debut this year, earning significant time with the Rochester Knighthawks.
from New Hartford Lacrosse
Join some of the northeast’s very best scholastic lacrosse teams for this exceptional summer tournament, brought to you by the New Hartford Spartan Crease Club.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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from Inside Lacrosse
Bill Tierney, who won six NCAA titles as the coach at Princeton, left on Monday to become the new head coach at Denver, the school confirmed in a news release. The news was first reported on InsideLacrosse.com late Monday afternoon. Tierney had coached at Princeton since 1988 and turned it into one of only four programs to have won a national title dating from 1992. An exlusive interview with Inside Lacrosse
from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
I've been trying to track down John Desko, the head coach of the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team, for a story on his recruiting class coming in this fall. I finally got him, albeit briefly, from the campus of Bryant University in Rhode Island. He is there attending the three-day tryouts for prospective members of the U.S. team that will compete in the 33-team World Games in 2010 in Manchester, England.
from Mount St. Mary's College Athletics
“Our goal is to develop the best lacrosse programs that we possibly can and I’m confident that Rachel is the best choice to achieve that goal,” said Wright. “I’m tremendously inspired by her leadership qualities, her passion for the sport and job, and the commitment she will make to recruiting. She will have a positive impact on the student-athletes and on the department as a whole.”
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Quiet, soft-spoken and exceedingly polite, Tyler St. Denis comes off in conversation much different than his aggressive game-day persona as the starting longstick midfielder for the Ithaca High boys lacrosse team. The Section 4 champion Little Red (17-2) open New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A play with a 5:30 p.m. quarterfinal game today against 15-time state champion West Genesee at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
from Princeton Athletics
“I don’t leave Princeton unfulfilled, unhappy, or disappointed in any way,” Tierney says. “I leave Princeton for an opportunity that I never thought would come my way. I give my deepest thanks to Princeton, to [University President] Shirley Tilghman and to [Director of Athletics] Gary Walters. I thank all of the wonderful players I’ve had here. I thank all of the great men who’ve coached with me, especially David Metzbower and Bryce Chase. I have all the confidence in the world that Princeton will choose the right leadership to follow in my path.”
from Lacrosse Magazine
Ryan Powell (Carthage) is flying solo and letting his play speak for itself. After netting two goals and an assist in Monday's first session, Powell tore up the second session with four goals and three assists. He had a hand in each of his team's first six goals, including a nifty, Derek Jeter-like backhand flip to a streaking Brandon Corp (Chittenango) for one goal.
from Inside Lacrosse
The IWLCA has released the rosters for the IWLCA/Under-Armour North-South Senior All-Star Games for Divisions I, II, and III. The games will take place on Saturday, June 13 at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa. as part of the Champions' Cup tournament.
from SportsFive.net
The All Star list is out recognizing the GRALL players for the 2009 season. Junior attaackman, Austin Gorman from Aquinas was selected as "Player of the Year". The GRALL coaches selected senior midfielder Matt Girolmo from Livonia as the 2009 USLacrosse Academic All American and the Sportsmanship award went to Livonia.
from SportsFive.net
from Under Armour Lacrosse
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Today, youth lacrosse is growing as 16 towns from Chili to Penn Yan offer the chance to play the sport in a competitive and educational setting with the Rochester Area Lacrosse League. Canandaigua currently fields two combined fifth- and sixth-grade teams as well as a pair of third- and fourth-grade teams, but the program isn't the biggest: Fairport, Pittsford and Victor have five each.
from MPNnow.com
Canandaigua Academy senior Will Johnson has a little more perspective than the normal high school student. A practicing Christian, Johnson has spent a good portion of his teenage years traveling the Northeast and carrying out mission work with his church youth group, “The Cause.” As a midfielder on the perennial powerhouse CA lacrosse team, he brings his vast experiences to the locker room as a role model for his younger teammates on and off the field.
from LoHud.com
Winners in each class play the Long Island champion for the right to go the state final in Rochester. Somers might have the most daunting task. Niskayuna (22-0) has ranked among the nation's best all season and has yet to surrender more than four goals in a game. There is one common opponent, the Silver Warriors beat John Jay 5-2 back on May 2.
from Dave Ryan/Inside Lacrosse
When I teach my Radio, Television, News (RTN) class at the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, I tell my students one thing when it comes to play-by-play announcing. Prepare 100% of the material you come across, but prepare to only use about 20%.
from Lafayette CSD
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from the 9WSYR Storm Team
If we are able to break through cloud cover 1) we will end up warmer than the 76 we have now (the potential is there for low 80s) and 2) the atmosphere becomes more primed for strong to even severe thunderstorms. The winds aloft Tuesday aren’t unusually strong but that heating would be enough to get the strong storms going. At this time Tuesday morning we will be watching the visible satellite picture closely to see if we have a chance to get any of that sun.
Monday, June 8, 2009
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from MPNnow.com
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team is on a mission and the club proved it in a dominant win over Section 6 champion West Seneca on Saturday. The Braves (20-2 overall) rolled 24-2 and claimed a berth in the New York state Class B semifinals against Yorktown of Section 1 on Friday. Although a first sectional championship in the sport would seem sufficient, the Braves set their sights much higher at the beginning of the season.
from SportsFive.net
All Tournament Teams have been announced for 2009. MVP for A, B and C were Kenny Tomeno (Thomas), Deven Alves (Canandaigua) and, for the second year in a row, Matt Osgood (Penn Yan).
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Lazars, Red Dragons win awards; Syracuse native Rachel Simone to head new program; Close call for Niewieroski.
from Inside Lacrosse
Every year the NCAA Tournament features a handful of first-year players stepping in and making a stunning impact, and this year was no different. So, without any further delay, the 2009 Inside Lacrosse Freshman of the Year and the final 2009 Inside Lacrosse Freshman Rankings.
from LaxPower
Sean Lindsay (2G, 1A; Syracuse) and Mike Leveille also get in the scoring column.
from The Barre Examiner
Keough was selected first overall in the 2009 MSL draft, but was unavailable to the Lakeshores until Thursday, having just finished winning a national NCAA lacrosse title with the Syracuse Orange.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Disappointment among sports enthusiasts reigned all across New York when the 2009 edition of the Empire State Games were officially cancelled.

Lacrosse was especially hard hit, since college coaches from around the country used the Games to both find hidden gems on the rosters of the teams from around the state, and to validate signings already made. From the perspective of the student athlete, making the team and playing in the Games is a huge step in getting your name and playing abilities known to these coaches. Huge in that it can lead to a college scholarship, full or partial, or at the very least, an extended lacrosse career after high school. Kids who have been playing lacrosse since before they could read never want it to end.

Recognizing the vast hole left in the New York lacrosse community by the cancellation of the Empire State Games, lax leaders from around the state, led by NYS Boys Lacrosse Chairman Tom Hall, have announced the New York Shootout - presented by Nike.
from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
I spoke to Chuck Wilbur, the head coach of the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team, this morning for an item that will appear in tomorrow's Post-Standard. During our conversation I asked him about the status of the Thompson brothers, the former LaFayette and OCC stars who hope to attend Syracuse University in the fall and play for the Orange.
from Cornell Athletics
This morning we loaded the bus and set off for the second destination of our trip: Salzburg, Austria. After a fun-filled game of Munich trivia on the bus, during which we recounted many of the highlights of our stay in GERMANY’S CAPITAL, we turned our attention to the beautiful Austrian countryside, including our first glimpses of the Austrian Alps, which were drastically different from the fairly flat surfaces of Munich. Upon arrival in Salzburg, we were greeted by Philip, our knowledgeable guide for the day. We learned that Salzburg, which translated literally means the “City of Salt” is the fourth-largest city in Austria, and a huge tourist destination, which three- fourths of the population working in the tourism industry. As we continued on our walking tour, we quickly realized why this industry flourishes in Salzburg. Not only is the city the birthplace of Mozart, but also the home to many scenes shot in the classic film (and Cacki Helmer’s favorite) The Sound of Music.
from John Moriello's NYSSWA blog
This is by no means any sort of prediction but rather an observation: Canandaigua's boys lacrosse team is not an outfit that anyone wants to me tangling with right about now. The Braves, ranked fourth in Class B by the New York State Spowrtswriters Association, started the season 2-2 — more on that in a moment — but have mowed down 17 in a row since.
from the Watertown Daily Times
he journey to the state final four in the girls lacrosse has been an exhausting one for Carthage and Watertown. But the Comets and Cyclones clinched their berths with relative ease Saturday.
from the Watertown Daily Times
For the first time in Section 10 history, a pair of boys lacrosse teams advanced to the state quarterfinals. Salmon River pulled away late to down Section 4's Seton Catholic, 18-10, in the Class C final. It came down to the final minute before St. Lawrence edged Section 4's Chenango Forks, 8-7, in the Class B championship.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Although there's no relation to Casey, Ryan or Mike, on Saturday Lindsay Powell was as dominant as the three brothers — all former Syracuse standouts — that share a common last name with her. "I joke about it all of the time," Powell said. Powell scored six goals with two assists and senior Jill Maier added four goals as Honeoye Falls-Lima lacrosse defeated Amherst 17-6 in the Class C state quarterfinals Saturday at Brighton.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The big stadium at State University of New York at Cortland is no Disney theme park. The building is no Disneyland or even a Seabreeze. Yet, when Fairport girls lacrosse coach Geoff McMurtry said to the team, "You're going to Cortland!" on Saturday night, the Red Raiders began to jump up and down as if they found a significant amount of money.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
One team arrived for the Class B girls lacrosse regional with the look of a winner. One team arrived on Saturday with lofty national and state rankings. One team clearly was faster, stronger and more seasoned than the other.
from the Buffalo News
Girls lacrosse continues to grow in Section VI, but it’s still in its infant stages when compared to some of the superpowers in Section V. That was made abundantly clear Saturday during the Far West Regionals at Brighton High School, as the Rochester-area schools swept the Buffalo- area’s best.
from The Oakland (MI) Press
Birmingham Brother Rice has not faced much adversity this season. That Changed Saturday. The Warriors (20-3) claimed their fifth consecutive Michigan High School Athletic Association lacrosse state championship with a 12-11 win over University of Detroit Jesuit in the Division 1 championship match at Troy Athens.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The Tigers will leave the Empire 8 and shift to the Liberty League in all Division III sports, pending approval of Liberty League presidents. The move likely would not happen until September 2011, since intercollegiate schedules are set one year in advance.
from the Buffalo News
Of the ten players, freshman John Jimerson went 4-5 and got the game-winner, and eight-grader Zed Williams scored 7 goals and had 5 assists, while his brother Zach won 30 of 38 facesoffs.
from the Baltimore Sun
There will be no bonuses for Maryland's 188 public school athletics departments this year. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association raised enough money through state tournament ticket sales and corporate sponsorship to fund its day-to-day operation and still hold a little in reserve, but there is no big surplus as had built up in the previous few years. In 2007, the MPSSAA gave each school $1,000. Last year, each got $500.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
As his LaFayette teammates huddled happily around the Class C championship trophy, Lyle Thompson stood a couple feet away, watching the celebration with an arm raised in solidarity.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
The onset of fear spread through the body and spirit of Jamesville-DeWitt High School attackman Eric DeJohn.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Mike Messere has taught thousands of high school kids a ton about lacrosse during his legendary coaching career at West Genesee High. Friday night, with the school’s 29th Section III title hanging in the balance, the Wildcats unveiled a trick that won’t be found in Messere’s playbook.
from SportsFive.net
Brad Hutton scored the winning goal in overtime to send Webster Thomas (Class A) into the NYS Tournament along with Canandaigua (Class B) and Penn Yan (Class C), who all won Section Five Championships today at St. John Fisher College. They will face Section VI Champions Orchard Park (A), Hamburg (B) and Silver Creek (C) on Tuesday at St. John Fisher College.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Fresh off historic victories, the Chenango Forks and Seton Catholic Central boys lacrosse teams continue their quests for state titles when they meet Section 10 foes in state first-round action today at SUNY-Potsdam. Check NorthCountrySports.net for live webcasts. (Ithaca gets a bye because Section 10 has no Class A entry.)
from the Buffalo News
(Editor's note: Silver Creek's starters play entire game) Silver Creek overcame as crazy a personnel situation you could imagine a lacrosse team could have. Hamburg overcame about as hot a goalie as you could imagine. Orchard Park? It did what it always does at the Section VI Boys Lacrosse Championships, and it even did it without its head coach.
from Lax with Joe
This year’s Section 1 championships may well be most remembered for what almost happened rather than what actually did. That’s because Yorktown nearly fell in the sectional finals for what would have been just the third time in the last 30 years before rallying to defeat Lakeland/Panas 11-10 in overtime. And John Jay and Rye, meanwhile, were both denied bids for fifth straight sectional titles thanks to inspired efforts by Somers and Putnam Valley respectively.
from LaxLessons.com
We’re starting our video packages from yesterday’s Section 1 championships.
from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Bridget Looney is of 43 Division I players who have been chosen for the 2009 IWLCA/Under-Armour North-South Senior All-Star game. Looney will compete for the North squad in the All-Star Game, which takes place on Saturday, June 13 in Downingtown, Pa.
Friday, June 5, 2009
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from NorthCountrySports.net
Click on the appropriate link in the blue box on game day.
from LaFayette CSD
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
In a game that featured four lead changes and six ties, no team had more than a two-goal lead until Carthage's Kailah Kempney took a pass from Katie Ferris and fired it past East's Kaitlyn Reilly with 9:40 remaining.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Tied 4-4 at halftime, Watertown's Taylor Nims struck for four consecutive goals to give the Cyclones an 8-4 advantage.
from The Ithaca Journal
After controlling the opening draw, Ithaca had its leading attacker, Marley Ciferri, streaking toward the West Genesee goal. With a step on her defender, it seemed for a few seconds that the Little Red could get an early jump on the nation's No. 1-ranked team.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Chenango Forks midfielder Matt Pratt is one of three Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse players who have been named US Lacrosse High School All-Americans. Also named were Ithaca goalie A.J. Fiore and Corning West midfielder Austin Rose in a vote of Section 4 coaches.
from SportsFive.net
The All Star list is out recognizing the Finger Lakes League players for the 2009 season. Senior midfielders Marshall Johnson (Canandaigua) and John Linnan (Penn Yan) were selected as USLacrosse All Americans. Senior defenseman, Evan Burley from Canandaigua was selected by the Finger Lakes coaches as the 2009 USLacrosse Academic All American.
from SportsFive.net
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Saturday, lacrosse will take over the (Total Sports Experience) complex's outdoor fields as members of the lacrosse community pay tribute to Jeff Milano-Johnson, who collapsed on the Spencerport High School field before Pittsford's varsity contest on April 11, 2007 and died of a cerebral artery aneurysm a day later.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
In the afternoon, the new name for the $32 million park, Marina Auto Stadium (site of the 2009 NYS Boy's Lacrosse Championship games), was announced. Marina Dodge & Mitsubishi, located at 943 Ridge Rd. in Webster, was the winner in a random drawing after the Rhinos conducted a six-week stadium naming-rights promotion. Individuals or companies earned one entry for every $1,000 spent in season tickets or sponsorship.
from LoHud.com
An addendum and three in-game blogs.
from LoHud.com
Click on the "On Demand" button at the bottom of the players to see a game menu. (You can advance thru the video. Just watched the last 4 minutes of Yorktown's OT victory)
from Newsday
It was a sprint and a marathon for Mount Sinai yesterday in the Suffolk Class C championship game. The Mustangs finished first in both.
from recordonline.com
High school girls are wearing half-shirts with numbers of favorite players marked on their stomachs. Fans are filling most of the bleachers at Middletown High's beautiful new complex, maybe 1,000 people in all, and starting to make noise during warm-ups. The sport is being played on a football field, but it only feels like a high school football game. It is not football. And it's certainly not baseball, a spring-season rival that rarely, if ever, produces this kind of buzz. It is lacrosse, Valley Central and Warwick for the Section 9 Class A boys' title.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Some Southern California girls' lacrosse players were recently faced with a difficult decision. A group of players from the San Diego Section had a chance to try out for the Southern California team that was coming to Maryland to play in the Women's Division National Tournament -- a premier recruiting event organized by US Lacrosse -- in late May. But a California Interscholastic Federation rule stated that if they played in that competition, they would be done for the high school season.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that 14 members of their staff will serve as volunteers at the Section V Playoffs, Upstate Quarterfinals and Semifinals, and the New York State Lacrosse Championships over the course of the next week and a half. They will help on Friday, June 5th; Tuesday, June 9th; Thursday, June 11th and Saturday, June 13th.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The coach of the Adrian (Mich.) men's lacrosse team was being bombarded with the same query on the recruiting trail and his reply just wasn't cutting it. "One of the first questions I get when I sit down with a kid or call him on the phone is, ‘What conference are you in?'" said Delfausse, who is entering his third season with the Bulldogs.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The road to redemption for the U.S. men's national team starts Monday in Smithfield, R.I., where the nation's top 84 players will compete in tryouts for a chance to represent Team USA at the 2010 FIL World Championships in Manchester, England.
from Major League Lacrosse
The Toronto Nationals have regained their momentum as a thrilling back and forth battle with the Washington Bayhawks ended in a 17-15 victory. Despite a two-goal run by the Bayhawks in the final quarter that tied things up at 15 with just over four minutes to play, the Toronto Nationals came back yet again with a goal by Jordan Levine (2G) before the Bud Light MVP Joe Walters (Irondequoit) sealed the deal for the Nationals scoring his fifth goal of the night.
from NLL Insider
Tewaaraton Trophy winner, Max Seibald of Cornell University, plans to play in the the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The statement confirms that, indeed, ‘The NLL American Revolution’ is moving forward. Past Tewaaraton finalists, including 2008 winner Mike Leveille, have opted-out of the indoor game.
from ABA Law Journal
The suit by Warrior Sports Inc. claims the mistake forced the company into an unfavorable settlement in its infringement suit against a competitor and allowed other companies to use Warrior’s design, the National Law Journal reports.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
With senior midfielder Mike Poppleton controlling faceoffs and scoring four goals, Fayetteville-Manlius dominated the second half and avenged a recent loss by drubbing Corcoran 15-6 in Wednesday's Section III Class A boys lacrosse semifinal at Cicero-North Syracuse.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
West Genesee, two-time defending New York state Class A girls lacrosse champion and current top-ranked team both in the country and state, is bringing its "well-oiled machine" to Ithaca High.
from LaxPower
The section championships are this week in New York as schools small and large look to keep their season alive. This week's games are loaded with Division I recruits, storied programs and in-state rivalries which any lacrosse enthusiast cannot miss.
from Dave Ryan/Inside Lacrosse
I live about 10 minutes from West Genesee (NY) High School. My daughter will be a freshman there in the fall, and wherever I look, there are Wildcat paw print decals on the backs of minivans and SUVs. This is West Genny country.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
As an eighth-grader on Fairport's junior varsity lacrosse team in 2005, Shelby Vakiener remembered seeing the frustrated looks on the varsity girls' faces as the Red Raiders endured a 3-14 season. Vakiener and her JV team posted a winning record that year and held hopes of one day winning a sectional title.
from the Buffalo News
On an evening in which Amherst and Lancaster both easily won their fifth straight sectional championships, West Seneca West made its first sectional final a memorable one by dethroning two-time defending champion Hamburg, 7-5, to win the Class B championship.
from the Buffalo News
My story on the Section VI girls lacrosse championships is in the paper (and the high school home page) today, but here's a bunch of additional info.
from Syracuse Athletics
Christina Dove is one of 64 players who has advanced to the second round of tryouts for the 2009-10 U.S. women’s lacrosse developmental team. The players were chosen by US Lacrosse at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament held during the Memorial Day weekend in Bel Air, Md. More than 150 players participated in the Stars & Stripes Division, vying for spots for the U.S. team tryout.
from Rhino Lacrosse
Rhino Lacrosse is pleased to present the First Annual Rhino Lacrosse Goalie Clinic at Mary S. Young State Park in West Linn, Oregon. This clinic will take place for one day only from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Friday June 26th 2009 and will feature National Champion goaltenders John Galloway (Syracuse University’08,’09) and Ben Gaebel (SUNY Cortland ‘06, Suny Postdam Asst. Coach).
from Lax with Joe
We start off our post-game interviews following Ridgefield’s dramatic 7-6 win over Darien in last night’s FCIAC championship game at Brien McMahon High School with Roy Colsey, who led the Tigers to their first county title in his first year as coach. (2:52)
from the Poughkeepsie Journal
The Raiders dropped their gloves and helmets in unison, raising their sticks toward Wednesday evening's gray sky. For the second straight year, the members of Red Hook High School boys' lacrosse team also raised the Section Nine, Class C championship plaque, having defeated Burke Catholic, 7-5, in the title game at Middletown High School's Faller Field.
from RecordOnline.com
He didn't want to be the hero. He was looking for someone else to do that. Warwick junior midfielder Collin Baldwin had the Section 9 Class A boys' lacrosse title on his stick and was standing there looking for the open man. Until he realized, it was him.
from RecordOnline.com
Saugerties coach Bob Slate knew the postgame water dousing was coming but couldn't avoid it Wednesday. His team had just won the Section 9 Class B boys' lacrosse championship 8-6 over Wallkill at Middletown High School. It was the seventh title in school history and the third straight, so the bath was well-deserved.
from the Troy Record
Forging a two-goal lead in the first half, Shaker High stood 24 minutes away from pulling off an upset in the Section II Class A boys lacrosse final. But Guilderland responded with a second half for the ages to end its championship drought in boys lacrosse.
from Inside Lacrosse
Had those infamous ads run now, we know lacrosse would have been in there. But instead here’s the next best thing: Ryan Powell and Bo Jackson meeting out at the Nike campus in Oregon this week for the launch of Bo’s new shoe, the Air Trainer 1. Pretty sweet.
from Lacrosse Magazine
You would think this U.S. World Cup team would be chomping at the bit to erase the bitter memory of a silver-medal finish behind Australia in 2005. Truth be told, any talk of redemption for '05 has been drowned out by laughter as this crop of care-free Americans head to Prague later this month.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks are giving fans the opportunity to stretch the value of their season ticket package even further this year with the Season Ticket Stimulus Package. Fans that purchase or renew any season ticket plan by Tuesday, September 1st will automatically be entered into the Knighthawks Season Ticket Stimulus Package contest.
from ESPN2
The Toronto Nationals travel to Washington for this MLL matchup featuring these former SU greats and other area alums.
Toronto Roster Washington Roster
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Description and contact information for the Relentless Girls Lacrosse Camp.
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from Section 3/JustLacrosse
The First and Second Teams from the six Section 3 Boys Leagues.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
The streak is over. Corning East boys lacrosse and Section 4 championships have gone hand-in-hand the past 24 years. But Chenango Forks controlled the fourth period Tuesday en route to a 14-9 victory over the Trojans in the Class B sectional championship game at Corning Memorial Stadium.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Miles Thompson says the behind-the-back shots and passes that lend his game a sort of circus quality happenbecause opposing defenses dictate that offensive option to be the safest route to a goal or an open teammate. With Thompson, defenses don't dictate so much as attempt to stay in front of him and hope.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
West Genesee junior Bre Hudgins had a reputation to protect. After losing nine starters from last year's Class A state championship girls lacrosse team, Hudgins knew opponents were coming after the Wildcats this season including highly regarded Baldwinsville, which ended West Genny's 52-game win streak in April.
from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Watertown girls lacrosse coach Nunzio Fazio didn't know what to expect against East Syracuse-Minoa in the Section III Class B lacrosse final Tuesday at SUNY Cortland.
from the Watertown Daily Times
The two favorites in Frontier League girls lacrosse secured spots in the state tournament Tuesday night . . . (and) Nick Piroli recorded six points on three goals and three assists and Derek Kehoe added five goals to lead the second- seeded Comets to a comeback win over No. 3 New Hartford in a Section 3 Class B semifinals at Central Square.
from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
New Hartford got off to a strong start, but faded during the final three quarters, losing to Carthage 15-10 in the Section III Class B boys lacrosse semifinals at Central Square High School.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Senior Alyssa Johnston scored with 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, then netted the winning goal on an eight-meter shot with 22 seconds left, as the second-seeded Braves rallied to beat No. 1 Brighton, 11-10, for the Class B crown at Aquinas.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
"It's the old adage. They had been here and done that, so they came here focused," coach Kevin O'Connell said after his Honeoye Falls-Lima girls lacrosse team beat Penn Yan, 14-7, at Aquinas Institute on Tuesday night to repeat as Class C champion.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
For a program with a storied lacrosse history such as Fairport, it seems unfathomable that the Red Raider boys haven't won a Section V Class A championship since 2002. But after a 9-8 victory over Webster Schroeder Tuesday night at Victor High School, Fairport will finally get a chance to end that drought.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The Irondequoit boys lacrosse team advanced to its third straight Section V title game in Craig Whipple's third season as head coach with a 12-5 win over McQuaid in a Class B semifinal game at St. John Fisher College on Tuesday night.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Jeff Wester scored the winner with 1:47 remaining in regulation to lift No. 3 Livonia to a 10-9 win over No. 2 Aquinas in a Section V Class C boys lacrosse semifinal at Hobart College on Tuesday.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Typically, the Section 4 Class A boys lacrosse champion reaches the state tournament, sees perennial power West Genesee opposite its name in the bracket, and begins making summer vacation plans. With weapons in all three phases, each of which played a role in Tuesday's methodical 11-3 Class A championship victory over Binghamton, 13th-ranked Ithaca High isn't contacting local travel agencies just yet.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Washington made 27 saves and Jesse Wood led the way offensively with five goals and four assists as Seton CC built a seven-goal first-half lead before holding on late for an 11-9 victory over Chenango Valley in the Section 4 Class C title game Tuesday.
from Inside Lacrosse
Spencer Van Shaack and the Orange bring IL along during championship weekend in Foxboro. (4:23)
from Inside Lacrosse
The final, frantic scramble by Syracuse against Cornell on Memorial Day was one of the most memorable, and unlikely, plays in NCAA Tournament history. But where does it rank overall? Here is IL.com’s look at five unbelievable plays.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Including Christina Dove (Syracuse), Deirdre Lafferty (Cornell), Caroline Helmer (Cornell)
from LacrosseWorldCup2009.com
US Roster includes Katie Rowan and Erica LaGrow (Skaneateles/CBA)
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LiveSportsVideo.com will stream both games live and free (with registration).
from the Albany Times-Union
The Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team didn't care which letter of the alphabet accompanied its latest Section II title.
from Inside Lacrosse
IL.com is following the coaching vacancies at Dartmouth and Denver. No official word on a hire has come from either school, nor is there a timetable for such a hire. But there is a little bit of an update.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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from the NJCAA/JustLacrosse Talkback
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association is pleased to announce the end of the season awards for the 2009 season.
from MetroWNY.com
With lacrosse becoming a major sport, Metro Group Inc. decided to honor all the boys who play the sport by announcing its first All-Metro boy’s lacrosse team.
from Cornell Athletics
Fans of the Big Red can watch Max Seibald take home both the Tewaaraton Trophy as men's outstanding college lacrosse player of the year, as well as the Dianne Geppi-Aikens Award for outstanding community service, when the Warrior Tewaaraton Awards Show Presented by Toyota is broadcast on CBS College Sports on Thursday, June 4 at 8PM
from the Baltimore Sun
In addition to scheduling a regular-season contest against Towson for the first time since April 12, 1997, the Midshipmen agreed to renew a series with Loyola. The two programs have not played against each other since a playoff game on May 15, 1993 and a regular-season contest on April 3, 1943.
from Syracuse Athletics
The 2009 NCAA champion Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team will be recognized in a community-wide celebration on Saturday, June 6. The Orange will appear on the main stage at the Taste of Syracuse in Clinton Square at 9PM prior to a live concert by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West.
from the Watertown Daily Times
Four days after he helped Syracuse University win its second straight NCAA lacrosse championship, Greg Niewieroski was in a swim for his life in Black River Bay.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
The lineups for the backyard lacrosse games at the Thompson brothers' home on the Onondaga Nation seldom varied. Baby brother Lyle worshipped oldest brother Jeremy, so that was one pairing. Third-youngest Miles tagged along with the brother he wanted to be like, second-oldest Jerome Jr. Lyle and Miles cared less about winning than learning the sport from their big brothers.
from Dave Ryan/Inside Lacrosse
As I drove back to Syracuse on the New York State Thruway from Boston Monday night, I wondered what I should write in this column. Championship weekend has so many highlights for an announcer. Semifinal Saturday gives you the chance to call two games — with a shot at the title game on the line. This year, Syracuse and Cornell routed their semifinal foes en route to championship Monday.
from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Chenango Forks will try to put an end to quite possibly Section 4's most impressive title streak when it meets Corning East for the Class B boys lacrosse title at 7 tonight at Corning Stadium.
from The Ithaca Journal
Ithaca High junior midfielder Gabe Mendola is like the kid at an arcade with an endless supply of quarters, only he constantly feeds the machines for his teammates' benefit instead of his own.
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Emily Stankaitis says there's only one likeness between performing with her clarinet, saxophone or flute and playing goalie for the Honeoye Falls-Lima lacrosse team. "Maybe the mindset," said the senior who will try to help top-seeded HF-L repeat as Section V Class C champion tonight against perennial power, No. 3 Penn Yan.
from LaxPower
There was no doubt anyone on the field had better vision than Cam Stone in the Red Rams' 16-0 victory over Cortland in the Section III tournament. Stone finished the afternoon with six assists and one goal to lead the Rams' potent offensive attack, which also includes high-scoring attackman Eric DeJohn.
from LaFayette CSD
The LaFayette defeted Marcellus 13-7 in their first round of the 2009 sectionals. Up next for the Lancers is a meeting with Westhill on Tuesday, June 2nd, at CNS at 7:30PM.
from The Buffalo News
There is only one team sport that a Section VI team never has won a state championship in—for girls or boys. “What makes it so hard [to win a state championship in lacrosse] is that Long Island and Syracuse have some of the top programs in the country,” said Orchard Park boys coach Gene Tundo. “West Genny [West Genesee of Section III] has won a ton, Long Island is full of great lacrosse programs like Ward Melville.”
from North Country Sports
from LoHud.com
In case anybody isn’t familiar with the process, the coaches meet to debate the merits of those who are not obvious choices and whittle the number of selections down to a predetermined number. Here is the list:
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women’s lacrosse team has never ducked the best competition, regularly playing more than half its schedule against top 20 programs. Starting Tuesday, the Big Red will take that to an extreme, heading to Europe to face some of the top competition in the world.
from Lacrosse Scotland
It’s not too late to plan your trip out to Prague for the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. It’s the lacrosse event of the year and I don’t need to tell you what a fantastic experience it is just to watch these games. The tournament runs from the 17th to the 27th of June with Scotland’s first match on the 18th of June versus the Czech Republic. It’s the Czech’s opening game too and is being held in the stadium so will be a fantastic match to watch.
from The Providence Journal
If anyone knows about the strength of the Syracuse lacrosse program, it’s Chris Burdick. Burdick is the head coach at Providence College, but he has deep roots in central New York. He grew up in Cortland, a few exits down Route 81 from Syracuse. His final stop as an assistant coach was at Cornell, the Ivy League power that annually clashes with the Orange for Eastern supremacy.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Of the 156 teams that now play in the division, six percent have ever made an appearance in the last game of the season. This year felt different with Salisbury getting bounced in the quarterfinals, but in the end it was a pair of teams - Cortland making its fifth appearance, Gettysburg its third - that have been there before. Even with talented programs like WNEC, Wesleyan and Stevenson having great seasons, the familiar cream rose to the top.
from Inside Lacrosse
Much like we did last season, we asked the voters of the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll (Final 2009 edition here) to send in their extremely early thoughts on 2010 in the form of a very-very premature Top 10 ranking. As always, it’s highly speculative and subject to transfers/injuries/whatever.
from ESPN
Few people know this, but sometimes in the middle of the night Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.) senior McKenzie Brown wakes up writhing in pain. Her calf muscles start contracting around her already brittle shins, making it feel as if she has excruciating charley horses deep in her legs.
from USA Today
He scored one goal as a freshman but kept going back to the wall, trying to throw to an exact spot. Last season, he had 63 goals and was the only black player named to The Baltimore Sun's 12-man All-Baltimore City Lacrosse Team. It's not that unusual for a black lacrosse player to excel in Baltimore. What makes Peete's success different is that he doesn't play for a private school and hasn't been playing the sport all his life.
from NLL Insider
Six Nations Arrows' roster has several familiar names.
from NLL Insider
NLL Insider has learned that the National Lacrosse League has opted to extend their June 1st deadline for relocation applications by two weeks. The new cut-off date for applications this year will be Monday June 15th.
from Inside Lacrosse
Brine announced today that the sporting goods company has entered into a partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation in an effort to support blood cancer research and awareness. Brine has developed a full line of custom products, of which a portion of all net sales will be donated to the HEADstrong Foundation.
from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse, Cornell alums dominate this week's list.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team will launch “Preseason Player Profiles” this month. The profiles are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 10th, featuring defenseman Chris Schiller, and will continue to highlight a different player every other week until October.
from NJ.com
The Borough Council decided to speed up the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at its recreational fields. The resolution to purchase three additional AEDs was approved on Tuesday, May 26. The purchase of these units will be funded through the Recreation Trust Fund and the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation will donate another three AEDs to the borough.
Monday, June 1, 2009
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from SI for Kids
Catch all the action and excitement at the 2009 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium (3:07)
from LaxPower
Scoring was up this past spring in all three of the NCAA men's divisions, with the biggest jump in Division II, and average goals per game rose for the fourth straight year in two of the three NCAA women's divisions.
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from InsideSoCal.com
. . . Ryan Baker, who just 12 weeks ago helped found wheelchair lacrosse. The San Diego resident said he was interested in the sport enough to where he contacted someone at the U.S. Lacrosse organization -- and they weren't familiar with any groups playing a wheelchair version of the sport.
from JustLacrosse
Just a heads-up about LIVE media coverage of some Sectional Playoff games Tuesday. Time Warners Sports (TW 26) will be covering all three Section 3 Girl's finals being played at SUNY Cortland live, beginning with the Class A game featuring Baldwinsville and West Genesee @ 4PM.
from cnylink.com
Seven stories from recent Section 3 lacrosse action.
from MPNnow.com
It’s an old saying, and while some think that it’s a good sign for a win, at its best it’s just a 50-50 proposition. But for the Canandaigua Braves girls lacrosse team, heading into the Class B sectional finals Tuesday evening at Aquinas, the question is: can the third time be the charm?
from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com/
So we sit in the middle of the Section III playoffs, closer to the end than the beginning, with still a lot of mysteries yet to be revealed... Of course, in boys lacrosse, absolutely nothing mysterious has taken place. They played 12 quarterfinals - and every time, the home team won, pure chalk. The suspense begins with the semifinals, right? Well, certainly with F-M and Corcoran in Class A, though Liverpool would have to be perfect to dethrone West Genesee.
from DailyGazette.com
The Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team (20-0) will compete in its 12th Section II championship game, and its seventh in a row, when it battles Queensbury (15-5) for Class B honors Tuesday at 7:30 at the University at Albany.
from Inside Lacrosse
MSG PLUS and Casey Powell explain the BEEF technique for time & room shooting.
from UOLL.org
The league still has openings for their Grand Masters Division. The Grand Masters Division is composed of players who have been out of playing action for a while and men who are looking to learn the game in a relaxed, non-contact environment. There is no team affilaition required. All Grand Master's games will be played on Sundays at 7:00 at Maxwell Park in Dewitt. More information on this and other divisions is located on the league website, www.uoll.org or by contacting the Director at info@uoll.org.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Christian Swezey and I rounded up the Tewaaraton’s men’s finalists and the two Trophy winners for some interviews about their collegiate careers and their future in lacrosse. And stay tuned for a more in-depth interview with Cornell’s Max Seibald…
from Lacrosse Magazine
from The Philadelphia Inquirer
The 17 seniors on the Explorers' lacrosse team graduated yesterday. After the ceremony, those players and their teammates faced Downingtown East in the biggest game of the season. And a couple of hours later, La Salle had something other than graduation to rejoice about.


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