November 2009
Monday, November 30, 200910:00AM
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Tait becomes the second Philly recruit to commit to the Orangemen; the first was Haverford School midfielder Matt Walters. Tait was a starter on a young GA team that pulled off several key wins late in the season last year in the Inter-Ac League, most notably over then first-place Episcopal Academy, 3-2, and later over Penn Charter, 5-4.

“Definitely, a reason I chose Syracuse is the great lacrosse tradition,” said Tait. “I really enjoyed my visit (in October). I liked every one on the team and all the coaches. It’s exciting to go to a school that has won so many national championships, recently. I also went to a football game and I loved the whole atmosphere, and the Carrier Dome.”
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from LaxPower
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) is launching Project IRM 2010, a professional development opportunity for minority women's lacrosse coaches. It is the second year of the program that identifies, recruits, and mentors minority women who are interested in pursuing a collegiate lacrosse coaching career. The IWLCA is actively seeking applicants to participate this project as well as collegiate coaches to serve as mentors.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Joel White (Cortland,Syracuse), Rob Pannell (Cornell), and Mike Manley (Penn Yan,Duke) earn First-Team honors.
Sunday, November 29, 200910:00AM
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from NLL Insider
NLL Insider has learned that earlier this week, the Edmonton Rush, Colorado Mammoth and Minnesota Swarm pulled the trigger on a three player trade that sees Ryan Powell going to Edmonton, Chad Culp to Colorado and Callum Crawford with Minnesota. (Powell) join(s) a growing list for former Portland players on Edmonton’s current roster, which also includes; Brodie Merrill, Matt Disher, Scott Stewart and Derek Malawsky.
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from Inside Lacrosse
With fallball events from coast to coast, there were more than enough highlights to keep even the biggest lacrosse fan intrigued!
Friday, November 27, 200910:00AM
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from the Roxbury Register (NJ)
The good news is that the new artificial turf field at Roxbury High School will not cost the originally-estimated $800,000 . . . The price for the turf field, which is a joint project between the township and the Board of Education, will be $567,000. “It’s amazing. What the recession taketh away, the recession giveth. That is going to knock $8,000 a year off of the originally estimated yearly payment,” Hall said. "It’s unbelievable. Eight bids came in, and they were all significantly under $800,000,” Hall said.
Thursday, November 26, 200910:00AM
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from NLL Insider
Although not all returning vets were present, first overall draft pick Sid Smith, the recently signed Cory Bomberry, Gary Gait and Chris Schiller were all on the floor, but maybe even more importantly, the camp also marked the return of power forward Scott Evans, who missed all of last year with an ACL tear sustained during the Hawks’ camp.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Step #10 of Ryan Powell's Root-B 22 training program helps you with your footwork.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell helps your hand-eye coordination with Step 9 of his training program.
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from TheScore.com
Check out this brand new Under Armour commercial featuring lacrosse sensation Paul Rabil and his Under Armour ColdGear. Rabil utilizes UA ColdGear to combat the elements of the Testing Annex ColdGear Abuse Simulator.
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from LoHud.com
Kahn had a few options in basketball, too . . . But Kahn chose lacrosse because it provided her multiple opportunities. She wanted a large-school setting and this was her best opportunity for it.
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from LaxLessons.com
In a nutshell, the New York Archdiocese approved a merger to form a 16-team league with those teams now in the Long Island Archdiocese. There will now be an eight-team “Super Division” that will include such teams as St. Anthony’s, Chaminade, Iona Prep and Fordham Prep, with all those teams eventually playing one another home-and-home during the regular season.
Wednesday, November 25, 200910:00AM
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Watertown native Kenny Nims will be signing autographs from noon-3 p.m. Friday at the grand opening of the Shoot & Score Sports store at the Target Plaza in Watertown.

Former SU midfielder Dan Hardy will be available to sign autographs from noon-3 p.m. Saturday.
from the Watertown Daily Times
"Every other school we checked out we compared to Ohio State," Kehoe said. "When it came down to it, it seemed like the best pick." Carthage coach Kirk Ventiquattro helped out as well. His son, Mario, is an attackman for the Buckeyes and talked to Kehoe about Ohio State.
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from the Corning Leader
Ashlee Warner has spent parts of two summers in Charlottesville, Va. honing her lacrosse skills at a University of Virginia camp.

“I went to two years of summer camp and I fell in love with the area – Charlottesville’s great,” said Warner, who was joined by her parents, coaches and numerous teammates for the signing. “I love the coaching staff. The girls on the team when I went for my official (visit) just really sealed the deal. I just love it. It’s a perfect fit.”
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from NLL Insider
“At this point it does not look like Max is gonna be coming to training camp,” Blazers’ head coach and former GM Tom Ryan said in an interview with Blazers’ play-by-play man Chuck Jaffe. ”It looks like he is choosing to hold out.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to be recognized in the Notable Sports Writing of 2008 section of the most recent edition of The Best American Sports Writing for the October 2008 cover story “The Right Direction” by writer Damian Andrew. The Best American Sports Writing is the premier annual showcase of the finest pieces of sportswriting, putting Inside Lacrosse next to all the media world’s top publications.

The story focuses on Albany defenseman Michael Banks, whose life was veering down a dangerous path of crime and drugs before lacrosse helped give him a second chance. (The original story
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from Inside Lacrosse
With the big news that the story from the October 2008 cover story, “The Right Direction,” made it into the Honorable Mention section of The Best American Sports Writing 2009, we thought it would be a good idea to have writer Damian Andrew follow up with cover boy Mike Banks.
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Carthage's Derek Kehoe Verbally Commits to
Ohio St.
from JustLacrosse
Derek Kehoe, a junior at Carthage Central High School (Carthage, NY), verbally committed to Coach Myers at Ohio State University last night. Derek played for the Under Armour Upstate , Adidas Rochester and National FCA teams this summer in Baltimore and Toronto. He will be playing in Florida this winter to compete for the Brogden Cup.

Derek chose Ohio State after narrowing his choices to Fairfield, Maryland and Johns Hopkins. As a midfielder on the Carthage varsity lacrosse team the past two seasons, Derek has 88 goals, 22 assists and 265 ground balls.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks completed the first weekend of their 2010 National Lacrosse League Training Camp on Sunday, November 22nd at Total Sports Experience in Gates. The two-day tour of Rochester included making bears for CURE Childhood Cancer Association, attending a team dinner and getting back on the floor.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with the Knighthawks Krew, announced today that the Krew will be hosting the annual “Welcome to Rochester” Meet the Knighthawks Party on Saturday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Stock Exchange Restaurant in the First Federal Plaza. This will be the seventh consecutive year that the Knighthawks Krew has upheld this tradition of welcoming the Rochester Knighthawks players, coaches and staff back to Rochester.
Tuesday, November 24, 20093:30PM
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from the Corning Leader
Grimaldi follows Corning West’s Cara Callahan and fellow East High senior Travis Rosenwinkel, who have signed over the last eight days, as well. Grimaldi also becomes the 88th Trojans lacrosse player to go Div. I since 1982. “It’s a great honor to join all of those names – my dad especially. It’s good to be on that list,” Grimaldi said.

Devin’s father Tom Grimaldi, as well as his uncle Larry Grimaldi, also played Div. I lacrosse. “Devin comes from lacrosse hierarchy. His dad and uncle were college All-Americans at Hobart, so we had great expectations for Devin,” East head coach Bob Streeten said.
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from News 10 Now
Buglione is entering his third season on the varsity team at Vestal and also was a captain on the football team. He is an honors student for the Golden Bears and will study pre-med with the Golden Domers. Buglione and the Irish will play in the newly formed Big East lacrosse conference against SU, among others, in 2010. (video available - 0:29)
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from La Salle Athletics
Katie Marasco (Yorktown Heights, NY) will join the Explorers after making a strong contribution to the Somers High School lacrosse program. As a junior, she was awarded with All-Section I, All-Central League and All-Elite honors. Marasco, who totaled 67 goals and 14 assists at Somers, is a member of the honor roll and the Westchester Elite Lacrosse Club. Marasco will carry on her family’s legacy following her brother, Matt, who plays lacrosse at West Point and her other brother, Joe, who plays at Syracuse.
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from the Orlando Titans
“Getting Casey signed for 2010 was top priority for the Orlando Titans,” Donner said. “Not only is Casey widely considered one of the top five players in the NLL and one of the greatest lacrosse players in history, but he also is a great ambassador for the game. Without question, he will be the face of the Titans franchise and a wonderful community asset.”
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from NLL Insider
Already compared by many to some of the greatest to ever play the game, Jamieson WILL go first overall next September, it’s that simple. But where does that leave everyone else?
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The following local squads won championships: grades 1-2, Victor Blue Devils (blue); grades 3-4 Group A, Victor (blue); grades 3-4 Group B, Fairport Raiders; 5-6 Group A, Victor (blue); 5-6 Group B, Penn Yan Mustangs; junior varsity Group B, Honeoye Falls-Lima Cougars.
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from Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Mike Ierlan: "The biggest mistake parents make is they go out and buy a stick that's too expensive or too advanced for where they're at in their careers. Young kids don't need to have an expensive stick; they need to have one with a wide receiving area so that it's easy to catch the ball
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League is proud to announce its efforts to help "Black Out Breast Cancer" during the 2010 season. Each of the league's eleven teams will host a special-themed "Black Out Breast Cancer Night" during a home game that takes place between March 26 and April 3.
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from Canadian Press
The Canadian men's field lacrosse team has added Prime Minister Stephen Harper to its roster of supporters. The Prime Minister met in his office with Dean French, the team's executive director, on Monday afternoon and was presented with a national team sweater bearing the number 10, which represents the team's 2010 target of winning a second straight world title.
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from
If you think you had a busy weekend, try talking to Xander Ritz. The Philly native and former Maryland All-American has been doing his thing out west for a while now, working with the Starz Lacrosse Club as Director of Development. This past weekend, he was one of the primary folks in charge of the production of the LXM Pro Tour’s first event, an all-day throwdown at the Santa Ana Municipal Stadium in Southern California.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Monday, November 23, 20099:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
As a companion to the Top 25 from Face-Off Yearbook that also debuts this morning, we wanted to give our readers - for the first time in FOYB history - the full vote and first place totals of the coaches poll that appears in the yearbook along with our rankings. Our No. 1 - Duke - comes in at No. 3 (but has the second most first-place votes), while the two-time defending champion Syracuse Orange roll in to 2010 as the coaches choice to take home the crown.
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from Inside Lacrosse
They’ve been to the NCAA Championship Weekend three years running and made the finals in 2007 - but Duke lacrosse has never been able to get over that hump and finally claim the elusive championship that they’ve been striving for. In 2007, the dream drew its last breath in the rarified air of Memorial Day afternoon, to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. In 2008 and 2009, the Blue Devils made it to Saturday before falling to Johns Hopkins once more and Syracuse a year later.
In 2010, Duke will start as the No. 1 team in the country, just edging the two-time defending champion Orange for the top spot in Face-Off Yearbook’s Top 25.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook 2010 is about to hit newsstands, and in ramping up the coverage of the book’s drop on InsideLacrosse.com here’s a look at what the Face-Off Yearbook Rankings and Face-Off Yearbook Coaches’ Poll are, plus why and how they’re different.
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from Inside Lacrosse
In the last few seasons, increased television coverage of lacrosse has brought more scrutiny on officials at the collegiate and professional level. Over the next few weeks, Inside Lacrosse/ESPN analyst Mark Dixon, a current high school and college official, talks with two high-level DI and pro officials, Rich Tamburino and Steve Ruppel, about the current state of lacrosse officiating. In the second part of the series, the trio talks about referee compensation and compares lacrosse officials with those in other sports. (13:02)
Sunday, November 22, 200910:15AM
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from the Oneida County Courier
“The challenge is getting the name out there and letting high school coaches and players know MVCC has a program,” said interim head coach Gina Fazio. “There are a number of current students on campus who have shown interest in being a part of the new program. I am confident that these current students, along with incoming freshman will help make up a solid group of student-athletes for our first season.” Fazio is a native of Watertown where she competed in soccer, basketball and lacrosse for the General Brown High School. She went on to play lacrosse at Jefferson Community College where she was named First Team for the Mid State Athletic Conference and First Team All Region III in 2004.
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from SportsFive.net
Rich Curtis was introduced by long-time Bright AD, Rich Kaplan Tom Hannan started the introduction of Arthur Johnson, whose daughter, Sue Hannan finished the introduction. Paul Wilson introduced Section Five Lacrosse Chairman, Mike Simon. Pat Cougevan spoke about long time friend, Regy Thorpe who, along with his family was home with the flu and Tony Levin introduced Gene Peluso, who regaled the crowd with his well known wit and one-liners.
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from West Side Lacrosse
After a hit-and-miss opening 30 minutes in the first-ever professional lacrosse showcase all-star game at the inaugural LMX Pro Tour event, the play improved on both sides of the ball, and Team Cascade pulled away to beat Team STX, 8-6, at Santa Ana Municipal Stadium on Saturday.
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from LaxPower/PhillyLacrosse.com
More than 100 coaches from over 70 Division I, II and III colleges attended the event, looking for talent and watching the three "Fab Forty" All-Star games (see All-Star selections below) that showcased the top 40 players in the sophomore, junior and senior classes. These teams were selected by the Showcase coaches.
Saturady, November 21, 20098:30AM
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Three members of the Rochester Knighthawks will have their “Olympic Moment” on Monday, December 21st as they assist the Olympic Torch in reaching its final destination in Vancouver. Assistant Coach Jason Johnson and players Sid Smith and Craig Point will join 19 other sports heroes, past and present, from the Six Nations reserve in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola and RBC.

“It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Johnson. “I think as the date gets closer I will get more nervous.”
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from the Buffalo News
It was Tom’s decision to die. And, paradoxically, it was Tom’s decision to preserve the lives of others.

Tom Borrelli, my eldest son, died a year ago today at the age of 51 from complications suffered 12 days earlier in a bizarre accident at All-High Stadium in Buffalo. A sportswriter for The Buffalo News, Tom was at the stadium to cover a high school football game.
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from Syracuse.com
George graduated from North High School and Ithaca College. He was employed for 37 years by the Syracuse City School District as a physical education teacher. He coached football and lacrosse for many years at Henninger High School.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Mohawk Valley Community College will add women’s lacrosse team to its athletic schedule beginning in 2011. MVCC will become the ninth NJCAA Region III college to offer women’s lacrosse.
“Women’s lacrosse is a growing sport with a number of high schools beginning to offer that sport,” MVCC Athletic Director Gary Broadhurst said. “Women’s lacrosse will create another opportunity for students to be attracted to MVCC and allow them to be engaged in a sport of their choice.”
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from the Hudson Valley Sports Report
The committee proposed having Arlington, a Class AA school with nearly 2,700 students in grades nine through 11 according to its Basic Educational Data Systems (BEDS) numbers, in the same league as Class C schools Dover (420 students) and Pawling (345 students). Class A Poughkeepsie and soon-t0-be Class B Lourdes were also in the proposed League A.
A proposed League B would have Class A Beacon (846 students) in with Class AA John Jay (1,642), Ketcham (1,541), Mahopac (1,298) and Carmel (1,160), as well as Class A Brewster (905).
Friday, November 20, 20099:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quick note on James Cathers, A, Corcoran, N.Y. Had it from an extremely good source he had given his verbal to Albany, however, talked to James’ father, Ed Cathers, who reports that James is still deciding between Syracuse and Albany despite the early report . . .

. . . plus several verbals to Army, Cornell, and Syracuse.
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from the Manhasset Press
. . . at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club when about 20 members of the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Manhasset Boys Varsity Lacrosse teams returned home for a unforgettable reunion with each other and their legendary coach Richie Moran. Now, all in their 60s, these men had been the athletes who created the Manhasset lacrosse dynasty.

. . . Moran moved upstate to take over the Cornell program. Over his three decades in Ithaca, he put together a Hall-of-Fame career highlighted by winning three NCAA championships (including the first NCAA Tournament crown in 1971), three national runners-up and also coaching the US team to a world championship in 1978,
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from the Rochester Business Journal
Curt Styres was born and raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in southern Ontario, Canada. He still lives there and routinely makes the six-hour round trip to Rochester to help run his Americans hockey and Knighthawks indoor lacrosse franchises.
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from Maryland Athletics
2009 US Lacrosse High School All-American ... led the Red Raiders with 97 points on 68 goals and 29 assists ... had an 11-point game en route to helping Fairport to the 2009 Division I championship and the Section V Class A finals ... named to the Democrat & Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Super 16 ...
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from UMBC Athletics
Mike Camardo (Guilderland) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 America East Championships after scoring twice, picking up 12 ground balls and causing four turnovers in two games. The long-stick defensive midfielder recorded a school-record 32 caused turnovers for the campaign and was second on the team with 54 ground balls. He has five goals, four assists and 109 ground balls in three seasons.
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from North Carolina Athletics
Steven Rastivo, a goalkeeper from Ward Melville High School on Long Island and a transfer from Penn State, has signed a national letter of intent with the North Carolina men's lacrosse program during the early signing period just concluded. Rastivo will join the Tar Heel team in January and be eligible to play during the 2010 season.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ever since the first skateboarder dropped into a halfpipe in Providence 15 years ago, the X Games have been the gold standard for events that fuse sports, music and youth culture. It’s a model that’s been repeated around the country, but hasn’t been seen in lacrosse — until now. Enter the LXM Pro Tour, the brainchild of former Maryland attackman Scott Hochstadt, founder of California-based Starz Lacrosse and a Hollywood lacrosse consultant for television and film.
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from NLL Insider
The use and compensation of the technical official, often also referred to as a third official, has been the major hurdle keeping the two sides apart, ultimately leading to this week’s standoff.
Thursday, November 19, 20093:45PM
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from Inside Lacrosse
More big news out of Great Danes country. Inside Lacrosse No. 30 Young Gun Senior James Cathers, A, Corcoran, N.Y. has committed to Albany, according to a source close to the program. Cathers’ a high senior, but it is not yet confirmed if a NLI was signed during the period or if this is a verbal commitment.

Connor Hunt, D, De La Salle, Calif. has verbally committed to Cornell. IL first ran into Hunt at Pete Worstell’s California Gold camp last summer, and impressed us with his 6-4 size and raw athletic ability. It also apparently impressed coach Tambroni. Another talent that will do well in the Cornell development system. Check out this interview with Hunt from the summer time:
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from Daniel J. Cassavaugh/Watertown Daily Times
Miles said Syracuse sent applications for scholarships, and after he filled out some forms, the communication ceased. "That's when I decided," he said. "SU didn't seem like they were that interested." Getting Lyle to come along was easy, even though neither one of them visited the Albany campus. "I'm going where he's going," Lyle said. "We both made our decision together."

Ty, the 2009 Times All-North MVP in the Northern Athletic Conference, wanted to play for Georgetown. He even passed up college out of high school to play for Salisbury Prep this season in hopes of attracting the Hoyas. But Georgetown pulled a Syracuse. "They just stopped talking to me," Ty said. "And Albany started really talking to me." With Albany at the forefront, Ty took a trip to campus and immediately voiced his approval to Miles and Lyle.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
There are many success stories about Canadian and Native American box players playing at US colleges and making a major impact. Box lacrosse is a physically demanding sport that is built around having great fundamental skills. The reason the Canadian athletes find such great success is their years of box lacrosse experience. In box lacrosse passes are shorter and players must catch and pass under pressure all the time. The goal is smaller and the goalie is much bigger, therefore you need to become a more accurate and efficient shooter.

Box Lacrosse has many benefits to the field game. Steve Beville has designed a winter training program that will use box lacrosse as one of its training principles and will be running a series of box lacrosse practices Saturday night’s starting Dec 12 running through Feb 5. Beville will be assisted by a number of different coaches that will bring their expertise to various sessions, including Mike Abbott, Matt Abbott, Freemen Bucktooth, Ron Doctor, Casey Powell and others.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Sometimes a group of players come along and parents, coaches and fans know from the time that they’re young children. They know they have “it.” What’s IT?
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse star Ryan Powell demonstrates how to get more explosion in your game with Step #8.
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from LacrosseAllStars.com
Hochstadt and Ritz were quick to get comfortable and openly share their vision for the event. Maybe that was because I told Hochstadt I attended a camp he coached at in Salt Lake City when I was in high school, but more on that later – Let’s get to the answers:
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from NLL Insider
With the rejection of what was described as their “last offer”, the league has now cutoff direct negotiations with the NLLOA and is offering contracts on an individual basis to both referees currently members of the NLLOA and others at varying levels of play.
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from The Gadsden Times (AL)
When Harry Lombard played lacrosse on an intramural team at West Point back in the late '40s it was a fall sport. No matter what the season, lacrosse is his favorite sport. And while the upcoming Army vs. Navy football game at Philadelphia will get a lot of his attention next month, he may even be more focused on the lacrosse match between those two service academies next April in Baltimore.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Mark Dixon names some players who should've made Team of the Decade. And their current counterparts.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The 2010 women’s lacrosse team’s schedule includes seven contests against teams that competed in last season’s NCAA Tournament, highlighted by a match up against five-time defending national champion Northwestern. The Orange will play nine home matches, including four against BIG EAST opponents.

“We have another strong schedule,” said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. “Last season we ranked No. 10 in strength of schedule. We expect this year’s schedule to be just as challenging.”
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from Lacrosse Magazine
It's hard to believe, but Major League Lacrosse is about to turn 10 next spring. Like most professional leagues, it has had its triumphs and trials, but it is still clicking along after a decade, which is a testament to the dedication of the players and franchises who have built the brand.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The NCAA today released the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) study. Men’s lacrosse had the highest NCAA GSR and the third highest Federal Graduation Rate.The NCAA today released the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) study. Men’s lacrosse had the highest NCAA GSR and the third highest Federal Graduation Rate.
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from LoHud.com
Here’s a little information everybody’s been waiting for since word began to spread about the new league alignments that Section 1 adopted to deal with budget concerns. The criteria for placement has more to do with geography than anything else, there is no power league.
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from LaxLessons.com
. . . we told you about a couple of players – both attackmen, in fact – from a school that has not exactly been synonymous with college recruits. Until now, that is. Last year, they helped resurgent White Plains enjoy a groundbreaking season that included a huge win over Mahopac. Now, Ryan McGee and Norman Greenfield are both about to take their games to the next level. Their commitments come just two years after Tigers standout defenseman Savaughn Greene accepted a scholarship offer from Division I Stony Brook.
Wednesday, November 18, 200910:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse No. 1 Young Gun Junior Lyle Thompson, M, LaFayette, N.Y. has given his verbal commitment to play for Albany, according to father Jerome Thompson, who officially told IL’s Recruiting Roundup Tuesday evening. This comes on the heels of the Great Dane’s annoucement that Inside Lacrosse No. 5 Young Gun Senior Miles Thompson, A, LaFayette, N.Y. officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Great Danes.

“There was pressure, and the boys went back and forth with Albany and Syracuse,” Jerome Thompson said. “But they are happy with the head coach [Albany's Scott Marr], with all three coaches. They feel comfortable with them, and the communication has been there since the [2008] Turkey Shootout. And they want to start something new, they have a full chance to start that with Albany.”
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from Albany Athletics
Miles Thompson was named as a high school All-American after accounting for 95 goals and 56 assists as a junior. He led LaFayette High to a 23-1 record and the New York Class C state championship final. Thompson earned a spot on the Syracuse Post Standard All-Central New York first team. He was honorable mention All-Northeast, All-Section III and All-Onondaga Division III.

Ty Thompson, Miles' cousin, also received first-team All-America recognition. He was Section X's top scorer with 73 goals and 38 assists and led Salmon River High to an 18-1 mark and the program's first-ever state playoff win. Thompson, who is attending Salisbury School in Connecticut, was chosen Northern Athletic Conference MVP. In addition, he was an honorable mention all-state selection as a forward in ice hockey.

Other Upstates include, Mike Daly, Mid., Clifton Park, N.Y. (Shenendehowa), Ryan Feuerstein, Mid., Hamburg, N.Y. (Hamburg), Cody Futia, Def., Schenectady, N.Y. (Guilderland)
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from Inside Lacrosse
While Syracuse is the one with the actual hardware sitting in a trophy case somewhere on campus, the Orange combined with Cornell to account for seven awards at the 2009 Laxies. Seven! That’s like saying Taylor Swift did pretty well at the Country Music Awards. This was clearly enough to warrant creating a section of the Laxies spread in the December Issue devoted entirely to the accomplishments of the two teams throughout the 2009 season.
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from Humboldt St.'s The Lumberjack (OR)
The Humboldt State Lacrosse Club existed for nearly 30 years, but had no head coach until Tony Silvaggio arrived in 2007. He arrived with a plan for Humboldt County. Born in Syracuse, New York, in the heart of lacrosse country, Silvaggio wants to see this community embrace the culture of lacrosse that he grew up with on the East Coast.

“Back there, kids get born and get thrown a lacrosse stick instead of a soccer ball,” said Silvaggio. “Out here people don’t even know what the hell it is. We don’t have a culture, foundation, or an infrastructure to support it and I’m here to develop that.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell explains Step #7 of the ROOT-B 22 program. This helps with hand-eye coordination. (1:30)
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from Inside Lacrosse
We've seen the top stories of the past decade, now Quint predicts the stories of the next decade. (2:55)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Mark Dixon talks about his article on NCAA rules changes for 2010. (1:24)
Tuesday, November 17, 20099:30AM
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from The New York Times
New York’s state university system is among the largest in the country, but it has never been known for athletic prominence, unlike major public institutions in states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Now, with the university system facing a proposed $90 million cut in state financing, some are questioning whether the emphasis on athletics is misguided. Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, a Democrat from the Bronx, said state money should not be spent on building athletic powerhouses.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Recruiting is a topic on which families, prospects, coaches and others expend considerable resources, time and emotion. Lacrosse Magazine will delve into many of the sub-topics involved in a series of articles, augmented by personal stories from young men and women that have recently completed or are in the midst of the recruiting process. Part Ten of the series provides pregame prep for high school juniors and sophomores engaging in the process. This article appears in the November issue of LM. Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 300,000-plus members today to start your monthly subscription.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The 6th step in Ryan Powell's training routine focuses on stick work and hand eye coordination.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Like Miss America, Brett Queener rolled around North America reppin’ his 2008 Personality of the Year crown to the masses.

The winner of the first-ever Laxie for Personality of the Year, Queener did it just as big in 2009, if not bigger. The Penn Yan native got after it in every way for lacrosse fans, hitting the NLL carpet as a transition player for the Boston Blazers, hitting the camps circuit around the country, winning the MLL All-Star Game Freestyle Competition, winning a second MLL title with the Toronto Nationals, hitting up IL’s cover in some sick Evel Knievel getup.
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from Inside Lacrosse
From the Baltimore Brahs to the Upstate Mullets to the Canadian Ehs to the West Coast Flowbots to the Strong Island Blowouts, IL Nation went loco on the Laxies this year, marching through like an army (and not just Rabil’s Army), showin’ the love to all the top dogs in the game.

And surprise, surprise, Rabil-mania is in full effect. The MLL MVP, Rabil was more physically imposing in ’09 than he was a year ago — as hard as that might be to believe. He was un-guardable 1-on-1 and incorporated a two-pointer into his game while building up a nice rivalry with the guy that finished third in the voting.
Monday, November 16, 20099:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
It was another day full of exciting games at the Total Sports Experience complex as high school-level teams from across the country returned to square off for the second day of the 18th annual Turkeyshoot Fall Classic Lacrosse Tournament.

Division 1: Ante Up Chicago vs. Pinnacle (Syracuse, NY) in an extremely hard-fought championship game.
Division 2: 313 Lax (Michigan) vs. Union-Endicott.
Division 3: The Onondaga Nation Redhawks vs. Oshawa Blue Knights.
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from Inside Lacrosse
High school-level lacrosse teams from as far away as St. Louis came to the Total Sports Experience complex in Rochester Saturday for the first day of the 18th annual Turkey Shootout Fall Classic Lacrosse Tournament.

The 24 teams were split up into 3 divisions. Teams in Division 1 included Ithaca, Fairport, Ontario Edge/Oakville, Peterborough, 313 Lax (a Michigan-based team), and the Kanienkehaka Krunch, a team from Akwesasne in upstate New York. Some teams in Division 2 were St. Louis Pride, Ante Up Chicago, and Ottawa Nemesis. Division 3 teams included the Toronto Beaches, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Velocity-Cincinnati.
Sunday, November 15, 20099:30AM
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from DailyHerald.com
On Friday, Harris signed a national letter of intent with Syracuse University. But not for football. As talented as Harris is at football, he's even better at lacrosse, which explains the high-profile lacrosse schools that were after his services.
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from Boston Globe
After the last lacrosse game of the season, Betsy Rigby watched at a Natick field while her 9-year-old son and his teammates celebrated with an awards ceremony and snacks. In an instant, the mood shattered: One of the boys was choking. The boy survived . . . but after ruminating over what could have happened that June evening, Rigby learned something that floored her: Most youth sports coaches are not required to know first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Saturday, November 14, 20099:30AM
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from CNYCentral.com
. . . lacrosse player Katie Webster signed on to play for her teammate's father, Gary Gait, and the Syracuse University Womens' Lacrosse team.
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from Syracuse.com
Roberts has been a member of the Baldwinsville varsity lacrosse team for three years. Robert Morris awarded her an academic and an athletic scholarship.
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from Genesee Community College
The artificial turf has been installed in the new soccer/lacrosse field, located at the west end of the Batavia Campus parking lot, Mr. Hamilton reported. The blacktop area and seeding of the grassy area is complete. Work remains on the shut-off water valve and fencing. The field will be available for springtime use, Mr. Hamilton said.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has signed forward Cory Bomberry to a two-year deal. In coming to Rochester, Cory joins his brother, Cam, who was hired as an assistant coach this offseason.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
“We’ve created this model that will re-brand the professional lacrosse player and the professional lacrosse sport,” said Scott Hochstadt, one of the organizers of the event and a former Maryland player. “We’re going to give the players more mainstream PR and make them more of an X-Game athlete than an NBA player or even an MLL player.”
As opposed to the MLL pattern and its traditional focus on the team, the LXM tour will be a traveling festival that aims for success through the name recognition of participating professional players as opposed to fan allegiance to a particular franchise.
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from The Suburban Crawl blog
Our varsity lacrosse coach is fabulous. He is from the northeast part of the country (where lacrosse has been huge for years) and is very, very passionate about the sport. He still plays, in fact. He is well known for being very, very tough when it comes to the game (or practice) in progress, but also has the ability to goof off with the boys in other settings.
Friday, November 13, 20099:30AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Cornell midfielder Chris Langton, featured in the November issue of Lacrosse Magazine as one of our resident "Gym Rats," provides a breakdown of workouts he has used to become the Big Red's best conditioned player.
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from WICZ-TV
Over at Chenango Valley it was a day for celebration. Lacrosse star Kyle Bakker signed a letter of intent to play for the BU Bearcats next year. Bakker holds the all-time points record at CV and is the school's first lax athlete to play at the Division 1 level. Bakker says it was always his plan to become a Bearcat.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint talks about the Stories of the Decade from the IL December issue & adds more to the list. (video - 3:55)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell demonstrates Step #5 of his ROOT-B 22 program. (video - 1:34)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell explains Step #4 from ROOT-B 22. This helps with switching hands quicker. (video - 1:36)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Every summer, the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee gathers to address rules and adjustments that serve to enhance the sport. Rule changes are typically proposed and points of emphasis declared for the upcoming season. While there are no major rule changes for the 2010 season, several points of emphasis were put forward. In addition, a couple of experimental rules were discussed.
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from Inside Lacrosse
In the last few seasons, increased television coverage of lacrosse has brought more scrutiny on officials at the collegiate and professional level. Over the next few weeks, Inside Lacrosse/ESPN analyst Mark Dixon, a current high school and college official, talks with two high-level DI and pro officials, Rich Tamburino and Steve Ruppel, about the current state of lacrosse officiating. In the first part of the series, the trio talks about training new officials and the rules of emphasis for 2010. (audio - 24:35)
Thursday, November 12, 20099:30AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
More on a story first posted on JustLacrosse Saturday

Taylor Matt needs a hero. Fifteen minutes on www.marrow.org and a Q-tip swab of the cheek later, and it could be you getting her back to the game of lacrosse that she has loved since fifth grade.

Taylor is a 17-year-old from just outside Syracuse, N.Y. She is a senior who was a tenacious defender last year for the Cazenovia High girls' lacrosse team that reached the state Section III Class C semifinals. She is looking forward to helping the Lakers go for the championship this spring, but isn’t sure she will get that chance.
(photo courtesy LaxMagazine.com)
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from Inside Lacrosse
The biggest news of the day that came through IL’s way concerned No. 15 Young Gun Rising Senior John Glesener, M, West Genesee, by way of California. The rising senior is committing to Army.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Webster scored 77 goals and had 21 assists as a junior, when she was named to the All-CNY girls lacrosse first team.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse first introduced the Top 50 Young Gun Seniors in our 2009 Recruiting Issue. Since then, our Top 50 Young Gun Juniors have grabbed headlines for most of the fall thanks to the early verbal commitment process. This week, however, the focus returns to the pool of talented players in the senior class.
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from Inside Lacrosse
tep #3 from Ryan Powell's Root-B 22 workout. This drill focuses on explosion in your legs.
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from NLL Insider
As has been rumoured for the past almost two years, the Rochester Knighthawks are definitely hoping they’ve stockpiled enough future picks to be the team trading for and then planting their jersey over Cody Jamieson’s dome at next summer’s already much talked about and debated draft.
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from the Schenectady Daily Gazette
The attackman moved to the top of Section II's points list when he generated three goals and two assists in CBA's final game of the 2009 season, an 8-7 double-overtime playoff loss to Shaker.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Knighthawks will begin making bears on Saturday, November 21st at the Build-A-Bear Workshop store location at 443 Eastview Mall from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Steve Toll and Shawn Williams will usher in the Knighthawks appearance from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Other players visiting the store that day include Pat O’Toole, Joe Walters, Peter Jacobs, Andrew Potter, Craig Point, Bobby McBride, Mac Allen, Sid Smith, and Shawn and Scott Evans. Check knighthawks.net for a complete schedule of players and times.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The event in Santa Ana will be held on Nov. 21 starting at 1 p.m. PST. It will feature multiple lacrosse games, including an MCLA contest between Chapman and UC-Santa Barbara, and a concert by Akon. Find out all you need to know here — LXMPro.com. We’ll have more as the event draws nearer.
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from Inside Lacrosse
In kicking off this series, we thought it appropriate to draw on the savvy stylings of one of the greats in today’s game, Karen MacCrate Henning. This column is intended to explore the efforts expert coaches make beyond tactics and practice plans, to examine how they motivate, develop their players as people, and manage cohesive winning cultures. In unearthing the secrets behind running a successful ship, we will regularly profile the behind the scenes leadership methods of some of the games most distinguished and accomplished coaches.
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from the Baltimore Sun
The following student-athletes plan to sign national letters of intent this week to accept college athletic scholarships. The early signing period, which opened Wednesday and runs through Nov. 18, includes basketball, lacrosse, baseball, softball, swimming, volleyball and wrestling, among other sports.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
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Wednesday, November 11, 20098:15AM
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from LaxLessons.com
I have a feeling you’re going to be hearing a lot about Arlington High School in the coming years. With one of the largest enrollments of any high school in the state, I have thought for a long time that the Admirals could be a sleeping giant. As the popularity of lacrosse has continued to surge, so too has interest in the program in the community. That is now beginning to become evident on the recruiting front. Jesse Troy, a senior defenseman for Arlington, told me late last night that he has committed to one of the nation’s top Division II programs — Le Moyne.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Recruiting Roundup talked to Jerome Thompson, father of No. 5 senior Young Gun recruit Miles and No. 1 junior Young Gun recruit Lyle Thompson. The brothers, who play with Lafayette, are both in the middle of the recruiting process and are expected to attend university together.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The NCAA’s National Letter of Intent early signing period kicks off Today, Wednesday, Nov. 11, and rolls through Tuesday, Nov. 18. This is the period when athletes in several collegiate sports (most notably basketball on a national media level) are eligible to sign legally-binding letters of intent to play for the respective universities of their recruitment choice. Now through next week IL will be posting reports, news and links via daily blog updates.
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from Inside Lacrosse
When seven of your losses are decided by two goals or less, finishing up the 2009 lacrosse season with a 6-10 record doesn’t seem as dismal as it might at first. Don’t be fooled by Army’s wins or losses - the Black Knights are always known as an extremely tough team with a hard-nosed style of play. Last spring, Army lost nearly half of their games by razor-thin margins, including a one goal loss to NCAA runner-up Cornell and overtime losses to Hofstra and Colgate.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Step #2 from Ryan Powell's ROOT-B 22 training system, which helps with stick protection & balance.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Over 200 images from coast to coast.
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from NLL Insider
Former Colorado Mammoth captain, Gavin Prout, has been traded for a second time in less than two weeks, today being moved to the Edmonton Rush, along with forward Dean Hill, for Edmonton’s 2011 first round pick and a conditional second round pick in either the 2010 or 2011 entry draft.
Tuesday, November 10, 20099:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
On Friday. Oct. 30 the Cornell men’s lacrosse team and coaching staff drove over to nearby Cayuga Heights Elementary School to help build their new playground. The school is one of eight elementary schools in Ithaca that provides schooling for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Their old playground had been torn down during the summer because age and material deterioration rendered it unsafe to use.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse star Casey Powell explains why he goes to the Hawaii Tournament every year.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
In the November issue of Lacrosse Magazine, strength and conditioning coach Rashad Devoe shares his ACL injury reduction program. Here's the video. (11:23)
Monday, November 9, 20099:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
After some significant arguments and hours of discussion (not to mention last minute second-guessing), IL is proud to announce our Team of the Decade, spanning 2000-2009. The names on this list should be familiar to anyone who has followed lacrosse in this past few years of explosive growth, as they represent the cream of the crop in both the college and professional ranks. The teams were selected using a formula that focused on the entirety of a player’s career in the past 10 years, from high school to college, professional and international levels. The most weight was given to the college game, as that is where the majority of fans focus the brunt of their attention. We hope it represents what you would imagine the top team of the past few years to be, but we welcome your comments below, as always.
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from Inside Lacrosse
One of the benefits of knowing most of the guys on the All-Decade Team pretty well is…that we know these guys pretty well. Terry Foy decided to throw down with some questions to the nominees about how the team would actually operate if it were to be a team in reality and get the guys’ reactions. Here’s what they had to say:
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from Inside Lacrosse
When I first heard the big news about this decade coming to an end from Terry Foy earlier in the year, I was pretty shocked. Like the first of every month, it seemed impossible the 2000s were about to end and a new decade was beginning. Then I realized, with some concern about being an old man, that not only has Inside Lacrosse been covering every aspect of the sport online and in print for the entire decade but I’m in my 10th year at IL. So this December 2009 issue is really the perfect space to analyze the biggest stories and best players since 2000.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Nearly everyone reading The Game knows Ryan Powell as one of the best players to ever pick up a stick. Obviously, that wasn’t always the case. Playing in his backyard in Carthage, N.Y., RP honed his stick skills and athleticism to become a dominant offensive player, capable of utilizing multiple styles to score goals and make plays. Nearly two decades later, he’s developed his ROOTB 22 Training System, a series of cone drills designed to help young players become better stick handlers and stick protectors, enhance their footwork and increase their hand-eye coordination.
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from Inside Lacrosse
While we’ll be bringing you the top stories of 2009 later on in December, our December Issue features a unique look at the top stories of the past decade as a whole.
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from Inside Lacrosse
His wife cupped her hand over the receiver. She didn’t want to forfeit leverage by the real estate agent hearing her glee. She and her coach husband had only looked at one other place. “She wants to know if we would be interested in a 200-year-old farmhouse with an acre of vineyards!” she cries. “Five minutes from the college. A ‘gardener’s paradise’! We can see it tomorrow.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Matt Danowski and Joe Walters have partnered with Ben Shear to form Athletic Edge Lacrosse, a company devoted to studying the biomechanics of lacrosse and using the findings to making players better. For more on what biomechanics is and how Athletic Edge has busted some of the myths of the lacrosse shot, check out the December issue of IL.
Sunday, November 8, 200910:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
The fifth annual Tully Cornfield Classic Lacrosse Invitational was held Saturday at Tully High School, 20 miles south of Syracuse, N.Y. It marked the third straight season that 40 varsity high school teams attended, most of them from New York State. The tournament was founded and is still run by Bill Hardy, father of Syracuse University and Tully High School standout Dan Hardy. Dan graduated in May after leading the Orange to its second straight NCAA title.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Todd Curry reflected on his mother, who died of pancreatic cancer. The two-time world champion and Syracuse star said, “I’m not going to revisit the old stories, I’m going to thank the people that along the way that impacted my life.” One of the biggest was his mother, who always told him, “Do it the right way, with nothing left to give.”
Pat Genovese, owner of 362 wins as the head coach at William Smith College, was appreciative of the opportunities she’s had as a coach and the opportunities that her players now have. “Title IX came along too late for me,” said Genovese. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t look with envy at the opportunities women have in athletics today.”
Jeff Long, the current Ithaca coach and Navy’s all-time leading scorer, gave a humorous account of his days at Navy, which he called “the un-college.” Long said, “I really do owe everything to the sport of lacrosse,” and then closed his talk with two words he said every plebe loves to hear – “carry on.”
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from The Milford Daily News
"I had a pretty decent career in football (in college)," he said. "Two of my friends at Cortland said 'Why don't you think about lacrosse?' I went back to Yonkers with my lacrosse sticks and took some good-natured ribbing about it." Oleski played midfield at Cortland and started a love affair with the sport that came to full bloom at Lincoln-Sudbury.
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from LaxPower.com
Need a little something to pass the time during the off-season? Try your hand at the college lacrosse team nickname quiz. This is not one fixed quiz, but a script that generates a new quiz with new items (and options for the multiple-choice format) each time. You can set the following parameters:
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Recent home of the Rochester Rattlers, and current high school lacrosse venue, construction on 14 luxury suites is finally taking shape and on schedule for completion in February.
Saturday, November 7, 20097:00AM
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from CNYCentral.com
Take a look at the smile on 17-year-old Taylor Matt and you wouldn't know she was battling leukemia. "A lacrosse player at heart, Taylor was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia 2 months ago. It's the second time in 5 years she's been in the hospital with cancer, and doctors already have her on chemo-therapy. Taylor says, "That isn't a cure like a transplant is, but it's the only thing they can do, hoping it won't come back."
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team will open their 2010 National Lacrosse League Training Camp on Sunday, November 22nd at Total Sports Experience in Gates (880 Elmgrove Rd). The practice falls on the first of two weekends that the K-Hawks will be in Rochester as they prepare for their season opener on Saturday, January 9th. That night, Rochester hosts the Buffalo Bandits at 8:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
“Western New York is known for its dedicated sports fans, and we are hopeful this regional flavor will encourage New York businesses to be part of this popular and respected sports program,” Carol Ash, commissioner of the OPRHP, said in a statement.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Wimmer Solutions took the title last fall but the team that has dominated the tourney for the better part of the last decade, the Crease Monkey’s, took the championship back, defeating Wimmer 14-9 in the final. The Crease Monkey’s have now won seven of the last ten outings in the Aloha State.
Friday, November 6, 20099:30AM
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from Princeton's Tiger Blog
TBJ will watch football, basketball, hockey and lacrosse all day and all night, but he had almost no interest in watching the World Series. Or in playing baseball. As an aside, the manager at the Dicks Sporting Goods near the Oxford Valley Mall told the father of one of the kids TBJ plays football and lacrosse with that of every 10 kids who walked into the store in the spring, nine were buying lacrosse equipment and one was buying a baseball glove.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Having patrolled the opponents’ attack zone as an all-league defenseman at Union College, Jason Pinney knows a thing or two about security. As an attorney for Bingham McCutchen, it’s not a surprise that he’s working to secure a future for a group of Uighur refugees in Guantanamo and for MetroLacrosse, a Boston-based US Lacrosse BRIDGE program. Pinney brought LM into the court room for a debriefing.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Video (1:29): Fresh from the November issue of Lacrosse Magazine, Washington Bayhawks and Minnesota Swarm stud Kevin Buchanan demonstrates the pick-and-roll and pick-and-slip. Scroll down for LM's five keys to a successful two-man game. (Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 300,000-plus members today to start your subscription.)
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from MaverikLacrosse.com
Maverik’s site will continue to feature the latest lacrosse video creations from Jay Jalbert and Maverik Films and give visitors access to its online vault of epic Maverik lacrosse videos. Visitors to the site will have one click access to the latest product info, a roster of Maverik “Soldiers” with their bios and short Q&A interviews, a scrolling “News Ticker” keeping you up to speed on its players efforts to take lacrosse and Maverik products to the next level.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse Unlimited (from which our amazing ‘Stick Science’ magazine series currently is generated…check out their jams in the printed version…legit) and Nationalax.com are partnering up with a new registry/ID system designed to ensure that players of youth teams are participating in the appropriate age bracket. The new system also features insurance for players participating in organized lacrosse.
Thursday, November 5, 200910:00AM
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from Florida Southern Athletics
A graduate of Corcoran High School in Syracuse, N.Y., Ward was a two-time team captain for Limestone and a three-time all-conference selection. In 2006 he was the MVP of the Deep South Conference Tournament. Also in 2006 he was the starting goalkeeper for the Iroquois Nationals program that finished fourth at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship and he was rated second in the nation in saves. In 2007 he was named Player of the Year in the Carolinas Virginia Athletic Conference.
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from LaxLessons.com
One of the most memorable games in the history of that rivalry came in 1991 when Yorktown pulled out a dramatic 9-8 overtime win. “There were about 20 future D-I stars,” said one of those who in played in the game, Ric Beardsley. The fact that Beardsley, a defenseman, and former Yorktown midfielder Roy Colsey were among the key figures in the game adds to its aura. The two, of course, went on to become Syracuse University teammates and two of the game’s all-time greats. “I was on Dave Marr most of the game,” Beardsley told me today, “and at the end (former Lakeland coach Frank) Vitolo locked off everyone and put me on the ball with Roy.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint talks about the Team USA 23-man roster and which players should have made it.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The 2009 season ended with something of a thud followed by an explosion for the Princeton lacrosse team. The thud came when the Tigers were vanquished from the NCAA tournament by eventual runner-up and bitter Ivy League rival Cornell. The explosion came less than a month later, when long-time head coach Bill Tierney announced his decision to leave Princeton for the University of Denver.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“Mitchell a/k/a Moose is just plain nasty,” says rep Matthew Norfolk (IHC), who is also a graduate of Cornell and past Big Red lacrosse player. “He is a joy to watch on the field. With great instincts to get open and shoot even when covered, his shot is like no other I’ve ever seen.”
(Editor's note: Cornell grads John Glynn and Rocco Remero have also signed with Matthew Norfolk.)
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from LacrossePlayground.com
Lacrosse, whether it be the college or pro game (Major League Lacrosse or the National Lacrosse League), is in a much different position than other sports because it is still in its growth phase. In a global sense, lacrosse is China, whose rapid expansion has slowed but has still decent growth through this downturn and is still emerging.
Wednesday, November 4, 200912:15AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Want to make the jaws of the University of Florida football players drop? Just flip a 450-pound tire for a few reps. That’s what Team USA midfielder (and Gators assistant women’s lacrosse coach) Erica LaGrow (Skaneateles) did during her Lacrosse Magazine photo shoot, as the defending national champions wandered past on the way back from practice.
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from Team Insight Magazine
Lacrosse continues to exhibit huge potential in team sports and dealers and retailers are struggling with just how much to get involved with the industry’s fastest-growing sport. Jeff Miller, owner of Scholastic Sports Sales in Manlius, NY, has been grappling with these issues for several years. Scholastic is located in the central part of the state, a thriving area for lacrosse. Miller says that he used to do a healthy business in the sport, but times have changed.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint discusses a couple things that he doesn't understand within the sport of lacrosse. (video, 3:30)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Coholan (Irondequoit) starred at Nike Blue Chip Camp last summer, and posted 19G, 13A through 13 games in HS. Another speedy middie for Virginia’s class.
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from LaxPower
The 16-team event will be held Sunday at Radnor High on four fields (two turf). Each team will play three 60-minute games in a round-robin format. The event will give players the opportunity to play against some of the best competition and in front of more than 40 coaches from top Division I and Division III colleges.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Trilogy Lacrosse, The Leader in Lacrosse Education, and LacrosseRecruits.com, The #1 Lacrosse Recruiting Tool, have jointly announced their plans to work together to create a more effective high school lacrosse experience. The first phase of the alliance aims to bring a greater array of tools and services to lacrosse players looking to gain an edge in the college recruiting experience.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Just got word from producer J. Todd Harris over at the new lacrosse film Crooked Arrows that a longtime member of the Western lacrosse community has joined the film. Richard Fiore, a Nevada-based businessman who has been in the casino gaming industry for over 25 years, has been brought on as an executive producer.
Tuesday, November 3, 20099:00AM
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from Z89/Syracuse.com
Ryan Powell '00 made the US national team for the second time and Mike Leveille '08 will make his first appearance in the red, white and blue for the 2010 World Championship. The final roster was announced on Monday. Ryan Powell on the what it means to him to be back on team USA and the selection of Mike Leveille to the squad. (1:49)
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from Inside Lacrosse
We wanted to take a look at that group, which includes some of the best to ever play, but also examine why coach Mike Pressler may have made some of the choices he did in the final selection process.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Last season Notre Dame rattled off 15 straight wins on their way to a #2 ranking nationally and a #7 seed in the NCAA tournament. However, their perfect season came to an abrupt end in the first round of the NCAA tournament where they were upset by unseeded Maryland 7-3 at home. This year the Fighting Irish find themselves in a new conference playing in a new world-class stadium with many new faces. But a closer look at the team shows why even with all the ‘new’ they will be as competitive as ever.
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from Coach B's Lacrosse Blog
I was inspired to post this blog while watching a recent fall ball game featuring Johns Hopkins and Ohio State University in Columbus, OH at Upper Arlington HS. As I watched, in awe, I noticed 30 or 40 kids running around the bleachers, doing what kids do, paying no attention to the game or absolutely incredible skill level of a NCAA DI lacrosse game. They had the once in a lifetime opportunity to see near perfection on a field, but were more impressed by a free lanyard at the STX booth.
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from LaxPower
"Our approach is to set the bar high," said head coach Matt Kerwick. "If we want to continue to recruit the way we have so far, we have to play a top-flight schedule. The competitiveness of Division I lacrosse means that there are no easy games out there and everyone you'll face is really strong."
Monday, November 2, 20099:45AM
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from US Lacrosse
Adam Fullerton (Liverpool/Army), Mike Leveille (Albany Academy/Syracuse), Ryan McClay (Cornell), Ryan Powell (Carthage/Syracuse), and Max Seibald (Cornell) named to US Men's National Team
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse announced Monday the 23 players tabbed with reclaiming the gold medal from Canada next July at the FIL World Championship in Manchester, England. Here’s Lacrosse Magazine’s unit-by-unit take on the team, as well as reactions from Team USA head coach Mike Pressler.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“Having lost so much of last years leadership and veterans on the team, we’re really trying to develop some team leadership and team chemistry,” Big Red coach Jeff Tambroni said. “We’re getting these guys on the same page to develop a little bit of a bond prior to our first practice in February, so they can start to know each other and start to care about each other.”
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from SportsFive.net
Thomas, Spencerport and Brockport move from Class A to Class B and Newark, moves from Class B to Class C.
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from Forum reports
This is the winner's photo from the Charlotte Lax Classic.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
For many Americans, the wood is known as the stock from which baseball bats were made for generations. American Indian tribes use the wood from the ash to carve pipes and flutes, as well as to make lacrosse sticks and to use as medicines.
Sunday, November 1, 20099:15AM
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks completed a blockbuster trade on Saturday with the Colorado Mammoth, acquiring forwards Gavin Prout, Andrew Potter and two first-round selections in the 2010 Entry Draft. In exchange, Rochester sent the rights of Ilija Gajic and its first-round selection in the 2012 Entry Draft to Colorado.

“It is a very good deal for the Knighthawks,” said Knighthawks Owner and CEO Curt Styres. “We got a couple of draft picks and shored up the right side with Prout. Andrew Potter won the (junior) scoring championship last year and should do very well.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Villanova experienced an historic season last year, when the Wildcats qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Villanova is getting ready to experience some more next spring, as part of the first season of Big East men’s lacrosse, joining Georgetown, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s and defending NCAA national champion Syracuse.