September 2009 Archives

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Wednesday, September 30, 200912:45PM
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will play defending national champion Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 12:30 p.m. at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y. in the first Rusty Red Fall Lax Classic. The game will highlight a fall schedule that began with the Cornell Alumnae Game on Sept. 12 and includes the Big Red Bonanza on Saturday, Oct. 3rd.
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from The Watertown Daily Times
Lacrosse is more than a game on the St. Regis Mohawk reservation, and the Akwesasne Museum is going to show it, with help from some local children.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A member of the Under Armour Underclassman Philadelphia team this past summer, the 6-3, 200 lbs. brings good size to the table.
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from NLL Insider
his team, taking over for Regy Thorpe.
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from UMBC Retriever Weekly
UMBC head men’s lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman and his staff are pleased to welcome 19 newcomers to the Retrievers’ program for the fall of 2009. The largest incoming class in UMBC’s Division I history includes 18 freshmen and one transfer and is comprised of a dozen attackmen/midfielders, six defensemen/long-stick midfielders and one goalkeeper.
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from Cornell Athletics
An opportunity to play in the first-ever Ivy League championship tournament, non-conference matchups with national powers Syracuse and North Carolina and a meeting with first-year NCAA program Florida highlights the women's lacrosse 2010 schedule it was announced today by head coach Jenny Graap. The Big Red will play 14 regular season games, plus have an opportunity to play up to two games if they qualify for the Ivy League tournament and any postseason play they qualify for.
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from The Palladium Times
Daniel Bartlett (’96, lacrosse) and George Peel (’94, lacrosse) are among the inductees.
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from Oswego County Today
The men’s lacrosse team will have a “Green/Gold/Pink” scrimmage and Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser at 3 p.m. Saturday.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The process went quickly and was very enjoyable. I am thankful that my high school coach, Mike Torrelli, gave me daily support and guidance. He made himself available anytime, day or night, and used his experience to help me make my decision to commit to Carolina.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Amerks and Knighthawks have partnered with The Little Theatre to raffle off Dinner and a Movie packages each month, exclusively to their Facebook friends. The Amerks’ promotion will run for 12 months from October 2009 to September 2010. The Knighthawks’ promotion will run for six months from December 2009 to May 2010.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint discusses some lessons we can learn from college football and apply to lacrosse.
Tuesday, September 29, 20093:45PM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse Sports Information’s Mike Morrison confirmed this fact over the phone today, but stressed that while Jamieson is wearing the number this fall, the university doesn’t officially issue game numbers until the spring, so there’s no guarantee that the former Onondaga and current MSL indoor superstar will be wearing the iconic digits when the Orange open their season. For what it’s worth, Jamieson is listed on the school’s online 2010 roster as wearing 43, the number he wore after his eligibility finally cleared near the end of last season and throughout the NCAA Championship run. The No. 22 spot on the roster is currently vacant (as are the numerical spots for every freshman and transfers like Tony Mendez).
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from Yahoo Finance
With unflinching candor, Brown reflects on his extraordinary life experiences, the lessons he's learned, and how he applies them to his life today. "Jim Brown is one of the most fascinating figures of our times, and his amazing accomplishments on and off the field broke new ground at every turn and have left an indelible mark on our culture," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "Many people think they know the 'Jim Brown story' but until now, the whole story has not been told.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Among the names not protected for 2010 were several long-time MLL veterans, causing speculation that some of these long-time players may be contemplating retirement. In Toronto, legend Gary Gait was one of the named on the Nationals unprotected list.
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from US Lacrosse
“This new component of our strategic alliance with Cardiac Science is focused on increasing awareness of the value and accessibility of AEDs to the national lacrosse community,” said Steve Stenersen, president and CEO of US Lacrosse. “Having an AED on the sideline is a risk management best-practice that we want every lacrosse program to consider strongly.”
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from Lacrosse Playground
LAXFU is a clothing company that has decided to infuse the sport of lacrosse into its styles, hoping to catch the interest of the ever-growing number of players and fans. It was founded by Syracuse natives and lacrosse veterans Mike Dolan and Brett Strait. Both played at perennial powerhouse West Genesee High School, and went on to have impressive NCAA lacrosse careers.
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from LaxLessons.com
It was decision day for Mike Daniello . . . The first call he made was to North Carolina. Daniello, the No. 9-ranked junior in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, has given a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels. Daniello, who led John Jay in scoring this past season, said the fact that both UNC and Hopkins have medical schools gave them a bit of an edge over Syracuse, where his brother, Chris, is a senior attackman on the two-time defending national champions.
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from NLL Insider
This event couldn’t have turned out any better for the lacrosse community. We had a ton of people, great lacrosse that benefitted an organization dedicated to saving the lives of children. It is a complete win-win and a great time,” said U of L head coach Kellie Young in a press release.

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from The Niagara Falls (ON) Review
It has been a year to remember for Pat Campbell – after a couple he would certainly like to forget. After winning the National Lacrosse League championship with the Calgary Roughnecks in late May, the Niagara Falls goaltender was part of the Brampton Excelsiors team that claimed the Mann Cup Sept. 12.
Monday, September 28, 200910:00AM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
More than a hundred young, enthusiastic lacrosse players gathered around Team USA coach Mike Pressler for some closing words to their Saturday afternoon clinic when he encouraged them to stick around for the evening's intra-squad scrimmage. "This will probably be the best lacrosse game ever played," Pressler hyped.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA coach Mike Pressler is used to coaching brother tandems at Duke and Bryant over the years. Now he's got Kevin Leveille and Mike Leveille, two brothers who are five years apart in age and fighting for spots as attackmen on the 23-man roster for the 2010 U.S. men's team. "It's such an honor as it is to be playing for your country and trying to make the team with the rest of these guys," Mike said. "To be able to do it with my brother just adds that extra element. To be on the same field doing this is so much fun and such a great experience."
Sunday, September 27, 200911:15AM
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from Donna Ditota/Syracuse Post-Standard
Before, when people cheered him in lacrosse arenas, they saluted the creativity of his body. As a Syracuse University attackman from 2001 to 2004, Powell won two Tewaaraton Trophies, the only player to twice earn college lacrosse’s highest individual honor. He is the sole Division I lacrosse player to win four attackman-of-the-year awards. He is, said Inside Lacrosse editor-in-chief John Jiloty "one of the best players of all time."
But Powell, always restless about his own ambition, has tucked away that part of his life. Now, he wants us to sample his intellect. He wants us to absorb his lyrics, to shift our focus to the musician who stands before us.

Photos from the Wescott Theater | Powell talks about his life and his music
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from Inside Lacrosse
At Cornell, the fallball tradition might just be a little different than it is at most schools. In addition to having one of the nation’s top lacrosse teams, the athletic program also boasts one of the top hockey teams. For five years running, the lacrosse team and the hockey team have hooked up for two days during the fall season: one day they play each other in a hockey game, the next they take it to the field for lacrosse.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
As is only fitting, the Battle of the Sexes lacrosse demonstration between the Bellarmine men's team and the University of Louisville women's team ended in a tie Friday afternoon. Photos available.
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from Inside Lacrosse
We love fallball. And can you really blame us - who wouldn’t love it? It’s been four months since the end of the college lacrosse season and while we had pro lacrosse to hold us over through the dog days of summer, we’re chomping at the bit for things to start back up again and now is that time.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Probably slightly more interesting than the fallball memories from us at Inside Lacrosse, are those from people in the lacrosse community - the characters on the field letting us experience and enjoy fallball first hand.
Saturday, September 26, 200910:00AM
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from Princeton Athletics
Brundage is the second all-time leading scorer at Central New York high school power West Genesee, where he was a high school All-America. He went on to start every game of his four-year career at Loyola, which included the loss to Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinals. During his time in college, he was a two-time All-America, a team captain and a team MVP. He graduated with a degree in marketing after spending the 2005 season as an undergraduate assistant coach with the Greyhounds.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Check out Brett Queener's exclusive footage from the MLL All-Star Game in Denver.
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from NLL Insider
US Indoor Lacrosse will be holding their annual combine and competition next week at Tri State Sports in Aston, Pennsylvania, with untapped American talent looking to impress enough to crack a National Lacrosse League roster spot in 2010.
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from NLL Insider
The showcase match will be split up by an East & West side, with current NLLers and Aussie All-Stars playing alongside one another on both rosters. Last week the organizers released a handful of the names that would be making the trip, today the full sides were released. After the jump, check out who’ll be throwin’ another shrimp on the barbie in four weeks, and what former NLLers will be representing the Aussies.
Friday, September 25, 20099:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Video: Quint discusses 5 freshmen who he thinks could make a big impact on their college teams. (3:17)
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell junior Jon Thomson has been invited to the Team Canada men’s lacrosse selection camp. Thomson was a late addition to the tryout list, as his teammate Michael Howe was selected to the camp two weeks ago. The camp will determine the roster that will represent Canada at the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. The tryouts will take place from Friday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 12, at St. Michaels College School in Toronto, Ontario.
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from Siena Athletics
Siena men's head lacrosse coach Brian Brecht announced the completion of his coaching staff this afternoon with the addition of assistant coach Derek Pedrick (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs). Pedrick will be responsible for coaching the face-off players, the goalies and the defensive midfielders as well as managing game day substitutions.
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from lAXlESSONS.COM
For instance, there’s a possibility 2009 sectional finalists Somers and John Jay could play three times in 2010.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Video: Chicago Machine middie Steven Brooks takes us into the wilderness along side Dan Hardy. (3:51)
Thursday, September 24, 20099:30AM
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The state Parks Department announced Wednesday it will reinstate the summer games next year through a combination of private fundraising, new fees and state aid. The summer games, which date back to 1978 and include 30,000 youth and adult amateur athletes, were canceled this year after the state cut $2.7 million for it. They were scheduled to be held last July in the Hudson Valley.
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from Notre Dame's The Observer
Student Senate unanimously passed a resolution that honored lacrosse coach Rich O'Leary (Cortland State) for his contributions to Notre Dame . . . O'Leary helped begin the intramural program at the University, advanced the Bengal Bouts boxing club and was the first varsity men's lacrosse coach, Oversight Chair Kevin Kimberly said. O'Leary recently passed away at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer, the resolution said.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Here’s a few bonus Recruit 411s with recent verbal commits Jordan Frysinger (Johns Hopkins) and Eric Chadderdon (Ohio State)
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from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius men's lacrosse team has announced its fall schedule, highlighted by the celebration of the 20th anniversary during Alumni Weekend.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse has selected Warrior Lacrosse as the official equipment and apparel supplier to the U.S. men's national teams program. This is a six-year agreement between the two organizations to work together on a number of initiatives to promote Team USA and the sport of lacrosse. The Warrior sponsorship covers both the 2010 and 2014 U.S. men’s senior teams as well as the 2012 U.S. men’s under-19 team.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse pro Brett Queener shows us around his summer home in New York.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“Billy Bitter is an electric player – one of the elite attackmen in the country,” said Brown head coach Lars Tiffany (LaFayette). “Having the opportunity to play against a high-caliber opponent like Carolina is exactly what we were looking for in a Fall game.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
It will be the Battle of the Sexes, but for a good cause this Friday, when the Bellarmine men's lacrosse team takes on the University of Louisville women's lacrosse team September 25th at 3:30pm at U of L Lacrosse Stadium. The game will be a fund raiser for the Louisville Lacrosse team as they raise money for in honor of Pediatric Brain Tumor Month.
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Wednesday, September 23, 20092:45PM
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from Lacrosse Magazine
It’s amazing how much change is happening. Between three new coaching staffs and adding the Ivy League tournament, I sort of get the impression that after Cornell, it seems wide open.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Video guru Joe Sweeney is looking for his check in the mail today after a clip from ILTV popped up in the new trailer for Afterschool, which opens next Friday. Go about 15 seconds in (our work is featured on a big screen TV) and you’ll see what we’re talking about. And major props to anyone who can identify who’s playing in the video.
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from Wooster Athleics
Carl Festa joins the Wooster athletic department where he’ll coach the two sports he starred in at St. Lawrence University – football and lacrosse. He is slated to work with the running backs.
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from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The most common injuries among boys playing lacrosse are contusions, abrasions, ligament sprains and muscle or tendon strains. Girls playing lacrosse most often experience facial injuries from being struck by a stick or ball. All of these injuries can be treated by applying the R.I.C.E. concept (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). If swelling is severe, or if there is little improvement after several days of R.I.C.E., the child should see his or her pediatrician.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell men’s lacrosse team is set to play host to Penn State and Bucknell in the 2009 Fall Ball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 3. Each team will play two full games on Schoellkopf Field and the event is free and open to the public.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The Spencerport Central School District Board of Education will celebrate the rededication for the soccer/lacrosse Ranger Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
With Bill Tierney's blockbuster departure from Princeton, three new head coaches, a first-ever postseason conference tournament and top-to-bottom parity, the Ivy League has stolen back some of its thunder from the new Big East and resurfaced as a must-watch entity in 2010.
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from New York Magazine
A pro sports team — a championship-caliber team, no less — is leaving New York for the greener, sunnier pastures of Orlando. Remember the Titans? New York's National Lacrosse League team made it to last season's Champion's Cup, only to be defeated by the Calgary Roughnecks in some Canadian place called the Saddledome. Now they'll be in the same spot where the ACC's all-time leading scorer helps open Dunkin' Donuts franchises.
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from the Morris County Citizen
Athletes at Mountain Lakes High School caught violating the training rules policy banning use of alcohol and drugs twice will now face a mandatory assessment by an outside substance abuse agency and random drug testing for the rest of the school year instead of a three-season sports ban.
Tuesday, September 22, 200912:15AM
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from HighSchoolOT.com
In addition to the nine rules revisions, the committee also established five Points of Emphasis for the upcoming season: 1) pregame management and risk minimization; 2) enforcement of current body check rules; 3) reminding players and coaches that, although the NCAA has revised stick specifications beginning with the 2010 season, the NFHS stick dimensions have not changed; 4) stalling; and 5) crosse construction.
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from the Auburn Citizen
The Skaneateles High School football team's second home game this season will go down as a day in Lakers history - despite the fact that the team lost that night. The team used an artificial turf sports field for the first time earlier this month. The Skaneateles Central School District received permission from the contractor installing the rubber field behind the high school to use the field for the game against South Jefferson on Sept. 11.
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from Mercy College Athletics
Cody Jaworski (Tully) and Joseph Tristan (Vestal) will be playing for the Mavericks in 2010.
Sunday, September 20, 200912:15AM
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse’s 2010 men’s lacrosse freshmen class has been ranked the fourth-best in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. The top 10 men’s and women’s classes for the upcoming season are featured in Inside Lacrosse’s annual September recruiting issue.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Regy Thorpe is out as general manager of the Rochester Knighthawks but hopes to return as a player. The 37-year-old hard-nosed defender and former Syracuse University star on Friday resigned as general manager of the National Lacrosse League Knighthawks. The last remaining original Knight-hawk (1995) hopes to return for a 16th season. Thorpe met with Knighthawks president Lewis Staats Thursday in Rochester and decided to resign. The announcement was made Friday.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Caitlin Davis, who spent her sports career in San Jose, now heads east to join the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks as the Game Day Manager for the 2009-10 American Hockey League season and the 2010 National Lacrosse League season.
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from NLL Insider
We’re just a little more than one month away from the National Lacrosse League All Star Series in Melbourne, Australia, on Oct. 23 and 24. Got your tickets yet? It’d be a long haul, no doubt about it, but if you are making the trip or are fortunate enough to be living Down Under already, you gotta know it’s shaping up to be a dandy.
Friday, September 18, 20099:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Earlier this week, Max Seibald, Kristen Kjellman and the rest of the Nike lacrosse team had a rare opportunity to visit the Onondaga reservation in upstate N.Y. and tour the workshop of legendary wooden stickmaker Alfie Jacques. The two Tewaaraton winners talked with Jacques and Chief Oren Lyons, an All-America at Syracuse in the late 1950s, about the game’s traditions, the evolution of the lacrosse stick and the different styles and unique structure of handmade wooden sticks.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
John Danowski was a savior of sorts in 2007. Kelly Amonte Hiller pushed the envelope even further in 2008. Who made the biggest buzz in the lacrosse world in 2009? Lacrosse Magazine welcomes nominations for the 2009 Lacrosse Magazine Person of the Year. Nominees submitted below should have made a tremendous, positive influence on a national scale on the sport.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The latest NCAA Championship banner for the Orange men’s lacrosse team will be raised to the Carrier Dome rafters on Saturday, Sept. 19. The banner unveiling will take place at halftime of the Northwestern football game and is one several events the lacrosse program and Orange Club have scheduled for its alumni weekend to celebrate the team’s latest national championship.
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from Mercy College Athletics
“I am very fortunate to welcome this talented group of young women,” said DeLorenzo. “They will shape the foundation of Mercy College Women’s Lacrosse in our first year, and I will be depending on their leadership and hard work as we continue to build this program.”
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from NLL Insider
. . . Kilgour officially signed-off on his pro career with the NLL yesterday, retiring from the league he has served in over the past 18-years, which has included four NLL/MILL titles in a Buffalo Bandits sweater. Kilgour now is full-time men's lacrosse coach at Niagara CC.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) announced today that coaches may now register for its December 11-13 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) will conduct its meetings in conjunction with the IMLCA Convention. These meetings will take place Thursday and Friday December 10-11.
Thursday, September 17, 20099:15AM
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from NLL Insider
Vyse, although no longer attending or playing for Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, was deemed to have two remaining possible years of collegiate eligibility left by the league. The recent Six Nations Arrows grad and OLA Jr. A All-Star member is intending to begin classes at Brock University in January, where he will also play for the school’s lacrosse team.
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from WABC
Lyme disease is an infectious illness we can get when we're bitten by a tick. One family in New Jersey found out a surprising way that their son had the illness, just as he was about to have surgery for a different diagnosis. For 12 year old Lukas Glaser, the problem began with some pain in his right knee. "I was very slow. I was limping hard to run because of the pain," he said. "I was just walking and my leg started to hurt when I would bend it." Lukas plays both lacrosse and soccer at his school in Ringwood, New Jersey, so at first no one thought much about a knee hurting.
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from The Citizen of Morris County
Athletes at Mountain Lakes High School who use alcohol or drugs are subject to removal from their teams under training rules that have been in effect for 14 years, but coaches told the grades K-12 school board on Thursday, Sept. 3, they were willing to review the policy for second violations of the policy, but not the first.
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from Lacrosse Magazines
Margaret Carlson has a three-octave range, but she hits her highest notes with an umpire’s whistle. From September's LM, the jazz singer, 55, took a timeout to talk about her adventures as a referee in Chicago.
Wednesday, September 16, 20095:30PM
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from Albany Athletics
Battaglino was previously a Syracuse University assistant coach for five seasons and head coach at Bethlehem Central (N.Y.) High School for nine years. Battaglino served as Syracuse's offensive coordinator and assisted in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scouting and practice planning.
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from RIT Athletics
Lou Spiotti, RIT Director for the Center for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation has named Jake Coon as the 13th head coach of the Rochester Institute of Technology men’s lacrosse program. Coon brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the RIT program.
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from the Canadian Press
Dean French was named executive director of the Canadian field lacrosse team that will play for the world championship in Manchester, England next July. "I'm expecting that our coaching staff and players will show Team USA that Canada will never again go 28 years between world championship gold medals," French said in a release Wednesday. "We also plan to demonstrate that Canada's brand of field lacrosse is the way the game should be played."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Between the Native American influence (Onondaga Nation), the presence of box lacrosse and great youth development, local players have extensive lacrosse knowledge. To wit: four of the six coaches at this year’s final four were West Genny grads, and Bill Tierney, Dave Urick, Jack Emmer and Tony Seaman are Cortland alums.
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from RocNow.com
During the past two years, the Victor Blue Devils boys under-10 travel lacrosse team has gone a perfect 10-for-10 in tournaments and compiled a nearly flawless 48-1 record against all competition.
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from UConn Athletics
DeRonda led Carthage to back-to-back Class B NYS Finals as well as consecutive Section III Class B Championships. She was the 2008 Al Dingman Award for Commitment Recipient while leading Carthage as a team captain. DeRonda also played lacrosse with the Star Riders Club as a junior and senior.
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from NLL Insider
Ontario alone makes up close to 50% of the NLL. The US a growing almost 18%. Canada as a whole, making up in the ballpark of three-quarters of the league’s population. So with that said, why is almost every draft year’s “roots” breakdown look like almost the opposite of what the full-time NLL is actually made up of?
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from the Star Tribune (MN)
From Day One, the new fields have been appreciated. "It's the greatest thing that you can do for a community," Osseo football coach Derrin Lamker said. Not long after the fields were installed, both Maple Grove and Park Center received calls from the Minnesota State High School League -- not the other way around -- about hosting quarterfinal state football games this fall. Osseo, which opted to permanently stitch girls' lacrosse markings on its field, hopes to host postseason games as well.
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Tuesday, September 15, 20091:45PM
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from Inside Lacrosse
A Must See.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
I’m disappointed in two of the most important organizations in lacrosse . . .
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The US Lacrosse Women's Division Board of Governors voted to approve the recommendation of the U.S. national team coach selection committee to name Carol Cantele as the 2009-2013 U.S. women's lacrosse developmental team head coach.
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from LacrossePlayground.com
“The boys couldn’t be more excited about making the move to Maverik,” said University at Albany men’s lacrosse coach Scott Marr. “We appreciate John Gagliardi and Paul Carcaterra for not only what they have done for The University at Albany but also the lacrosse community. Maverik is a top of the line product and the University at Albany is proud to be a wearing the Maverik logo!”
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from Syracuse Athletics
The latest NCAA Championship banner for the Orange men’s lacrosse team will be raised to the Carrier Dome rafters on Saturday, Sept. 19. The banner unveiling will take place at halftime of the Northwestern football game and is one several events the lacrosse program and Orange Club have scheduled for its alumni weekend to celebrate the team’s latest national championship.
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from Inside Lacrosse
One hundred and forty-four days, four hours, thirty-five minutes and 39…38…37… seconds remain until Jacksonville’s season opener against North Carolina and just as the prominently placed countdown on the Dolphin’s website would indicate, there is a lot of excitement building around Florida’s first Division I men’s lacrosse program. While the team’s arrival is creating a buzz, it’s their off-the-field actions that have generated the most press attention in recent weeks, as a group of players saved the lives of two beach goers in late August.
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from the Albany Times-Union
In order to keep sports programs from going dark, Bethlehem decided to shut off the lights. Nobody particularly likes the idea of the Bethlehem football team (and others at the school) playing home games in the daytime as opposed to at night, as the Eagles did this dismal Friday afternoon against Ballston Spa . . . Not even the school officials who implemented the policy that also applies to other teams such as soccer, field hockey and lacrosse.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Jordan Hall has never been to Walt Disney World. He’s never seen Space Mountain and he’s never slid down Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach. He’s about to get his opportunity.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Some personal Q & A with the former Cornell great.
Monday, September 14, 20099:00AM
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from Cornell Athletics
At the Cornell University men's lacrosse annual awards banquet, held this morning at the Statler Hotel, head coach Jeff Tambroni announced that seniors Pierce Derkac and Ryan Hurley will serve as team captains for the 2010 season. Tambroni also announced the award winners for the 2009 season. Max Seibald was named the Dr. Ray Van Orman Memorial Award winner as the team's most valuable player. The award was renamed the Dr. Ray Van Orman Memorial Award in 1984 to honor the memory of Dr. Van Orman, an outstanding lacrosse coach at Cornell from 1940-49,
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from Inside Lacrosse

Alan Brown first met Roy Simmons Jr. in 1965 when Brown was a goalie on the Syracuse freshman team. Simmons was the head coach . . . “He had a tremendous influence on me in terms of art, teaching me and the way I looked at art,” says Brown, owner of the Alan Brown Gallery, one of the foremost sources for modern and contemporary art. “He’s got an unbelievable aesthetic eye and he’s unbelievably talented in making art.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
. . . The changes only affect leagues playing under NCAA rules. This includes the MCLA and a few high school leagues, like the MIAA , which has played under NCAA rules in the past. It does not, however, include the MLL, NLL or FIL, nor does it include most high school and youth leagues, which play under NFHS rules and will not change stick head dimensions.
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from LaxLessons.com
Stephen Burke spent most of last season sidelined with an injury. So the Yorktown senior had to make up for lost time over the summer in order to land a spot with a collegiate program. Burke managed to do just that. He has given a verbal commitment to join Division II national champion C.W. Post.
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from The NY Times
Scientists have argued about the injury’s causes and best treatments. Different exercise programs have aimed at prevention. But despite the attention and training, “the incidence of ACL tears hasn’t been declining,” says Scott McLean, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan and a member of Michigan’s Bone and Joint Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Center.
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from Bloga at Taragana.com
“There is a perception out there from Division I that adding sports just consumes all the money,” said Adams State athletic director Larry Mortensen. “But at our level it’s just the opposite — generating sports adds revenue. It generates enrollment.” . . .
Freshman Meredith Howe had never heard of Lake Erie before she was contacted by the women’s lacrosse coach prior to her senior year at Jamesville-Dewitt High School near Syracuse, N.Y. Howe had looked at several colleges and none stuck out. She knew she didn’t want to attend a Division I school. It turns out Lake Erie was the right fit.
Friday, September 11, 200910:45AM
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from Syracuse Athletics
Returning players, transfers, redshirt freshmen, and freshmen.
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from VMI Athletics
“I am excited that Curtis is back home,” said VMI head coach Jeff Shirk. “His knowledge of VMI and overall personality will be solid recruiting tools as we look to build our program into one of the nation’s best.” Jaques returns to VMI after a two-year stint at SUNY Geneseo, where he worked with the defense and served as top assistant to head coach Jim Lyons. While there, Jaques helped Geneseo earn a No. 13 ranking in the final 2009 USILA Division III poll. The team also went undefeated in regular season conference (SUNYAC) play, before falling to No. 7 Cortland in the title game, 14-13.
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from Cornell Athletics
The National Lacrosse League held its draft (Wednesday) and Max Seibald ’09 was taken eighth overall by the Boston Blazers. John Glynn ’09 was chosen 26th by the Philadelphia Wings, while Rocco Romero was taken 56th by the Colorado Mammoth.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Bitter, a rising junior at Deerfield Academy, Mass., made his final decision after weighing opportunities from UNC, Johns Hopkins and Navy among his final schools. Duke and several Ivy League programs were also under consideration.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse star Paul Rabil fills out his 2009 Laxies ballot in the IL offices. (0:53)
Thursday, September 10, 20099:15AM
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team, winners of the last two national championships, returned to the practice field today under the direction of 12th-year head coach John Desko. Wednesday’s opening practice was the start of a four-week fall practice season for the Orange that culminates on Saturday, Oct. 10 with scrimmages against Navy and Harvard in Annapolis, Md.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse All-American Sid Smith was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Draft held Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the HSBC Arena. Smith was selected by the Rochester Knighthawks, which owned the first and second picks in Wednesday’s night’s draft.
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from the Buffalo News
Empire State Games director Fred Smith was in Buffalo on Wednesday, making plans to be here July 21-25, 2010. That's when the 32nd edition of the Games is scheduled to be held at sites across Western New York. "Every indication that I have gotten from our agency and Commissioner Carol Ash in Parks is that we will have Games next year," said Smith . . .
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
With the second overall pick, the Knighthawks selected Ilija Gajic, an offensive player out of Denver University who is currently playing for the Mann Cup with the New Westminster Salmonbellies.
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from the Virginia Tech Athletics
Alex Gale joins the Hokies from Cicero, N.Y., where she was a four-year letterwinner at Cicero North-Syracuse High School. The goalie earned numerous awards during her high school career including First-Team All-League as both a sophomore and a junior and was named All-League Honorable mention as a senior and freshman. Gale also received Second-Team All-CNY honors as a sophomore and junior as well as First-Team All-Galaxy honors after her junior season. Gale was a participant in the Empire State Games, where she helped her team to a bronze medal in 2007 and 2008.
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from the New York Post
Cablevision next week will launch MSG Varsity, a multi-platform, high-school sports initiative that centers around a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week television network, the company announced Thursday.
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from NLL.com
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager Regy Thorpe has announced that the team has re-signed eight players for the upcoming season. The Knighthawks re-signed forwards Mat MacLeod, Peter Jacobs, Pat Saunders, and Dean Hill to two-year deals, as well as re-signing defenseman/transition man Chris Schiller, forwards Jamie Rooney and Joe Walkters, and transition man Bobby McBride to one-year deals.
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from News4Jax.com
Daniel McNulty, Joe O'rourke and Mike Williams haven't lived in Jacksonville very long, but already they're making a difference. They all moved to the city just a few months ago to play lacrosse for Jacksonville University. The three young freshman grew up quickly this past weekend at the beach when they helped saved two people's lives.
Wednesday, September 9, 200910:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
There’s nothing better than a good popularity contest, and in we’ve got an epic one brewing in the Inside Lacrosse 2009 Laxies Presented by LaxWorld. In the all-important ‘Lacrosse Personality of the Year’ category, incumbent Brett Queener - winner of the MLL All-Star Game Freestyle competition, winner of an MLL championship with a broken hand and donner off an Evel Knievel costume for the cover of the August issue of IL - has some stiff competition.
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from the Everett, WA HeraldNet
The Washington Stealth are not scheduled to make a selection in the National Lacrosse League draft until the third round. Johnny Mouradian would like to change that. Mouradian, the general manager of the Everett-based Stealth, planned to work the phones up to and during today’s draft in hopes of finding a way to move up the board. (A trade) is always a possibility,” Mouradian said Tuesday afternoon. “The GMs are always talking. We’re prepared. If we do move up, we know who we’re going to take.”
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Toronto Rock traded Craig Conn and their second-round selection in the 2010 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Entry Draft to the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for a first-round selection (11th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft -- which takes place Wednesday in Buffalo -- and sixth-round selection in the 2010 Entry Draft, the teams announced Tuesday.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Today is your last chance to enter the Recruit Stick Sweepstakes.
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from NLL Insider
With a barn-burner of a Mann Cup going on right now between the Excelsiors and Salmonbellies, it would be easy to forget about what else is going on in the world of lacrosse, but it’s worth noting that the selection camp roster for Team Canada’s defending World Champion squad was announced this weekend as preparations continue for Manchester, 2010.
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from LITG Blog
If eliminating the passion in lacrosse has to happen so that we can “hope” to attract more people, then I say let’s continue to be our own little culture. Change can be a good thing, but not at the expense of dismantling the intensity and excitement of the game itself. Hockey has given into that, I say we learn from their mistake.
Tuesday, September 8, 20099:45AM
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team is well represented in the nominations for Inside Lacrosse’s second annual Laxie Awards presented by Lax World. The Orange received a total of seven nominations in lacrosse's version of the ESPYs, including a nod for “Team of the Year." Orange fans can vote for their favorite moments of last season by visiting www.InsideLacrosse.com/laxies. The winners will be revealed in the December issue of Inside Lacrosse.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Sid Smith and Zack Greer lead a deep Canadian-born class for Wednesday's National Lacrosse League entry draft at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo. Smith, a defenseman, grew up playing the box game in his native Six Nations, Ontario, and was a member of the Iroquois Nationals in the World Indoor Championships and a 2007 Minto Cup champion with the Six Nations Arrows Express. While Smith adapted quickly to the field game, helping Syracuse win the 2008 and 2009 NCAA titles, his box prowess is likely to make him the No. 1 overall pick in the NLL draft.
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from NLL.com
Sid Smith, the six foot, two hundred twenty five pound Six Nations, Ontartio native, is one of the top prospects for the 2009 NLL Entry Draft. The Syracuse Orange and Six Nations Chiefs member has the potential to be a game changing defenseman in the NLL.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany head women's lacrosse coach Lindsey Hart has announced that walk-on tryouts for the 2010 squad will be held on September 11, 14 and 15. Attendance is required at all three try-out days.
Monday, September 7, 200910:00AM
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from Syracuse Athletics
The six-team tournament will feature three games played simultaneously at 12:00 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. In addition to Syracuse and Navy, Georgetown, Harvard, Hobart and Penn State will participate in the event. Games will be played at Rip Miller Field, as well as the grass and turf playing surfaces at Farragut Field.
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell senior Michael Howe is one of 55 athletes that have been invited to the Team Canada men’s lacrosse selection camp.
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from LaxPower
Marshall was First Team All-League selection, and Third Team All-State in lacrosse. She was awarded the Tri-Athlete and A-1 Sports Awards for her participation in soccer, lacrosse, and basketball, in which she served as the captain of both the lacrosse and basketball teams. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.
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from Lax with Joe
Just five days after Division I coaches became allowed to contact current juniors, Somers defenseman Eddie Schurr has given a verbal commitment to Johns Hopkins. Schurr, the lone sophomore from Section 1 named all-section this past season, didn’t waste any time making his decision. “Well, I didn’t really plan on it coming this quickly,” he said. “It’s kind of the way things happened. I realized I was ready to commit. The recruiting process started before Sept. 1 for me. I had plenty of time to think about it.”
Saturday, September 5, 20099:15AM
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from William Smith Athletics
The William Smith College lacrosse team is one of 62 Division III teams to be named a 2009 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Squad. Additionally, two recent graduates, Torie Allen ’09 and Karin LeBlanc ’09 were tabbed IWLCA Scholar-Athletes for the 2008-09 academic year. In all, 407 student-athletes at 152 institutions were recognized.
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from Brockport Athletics
East Rochester coaching legend, Linda Michele, has been hired as the head women’s lacrosse coach at The College at Brockport as announced by Director of Athletics Lin Case. The 2008 inductee into The Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame comes to Brockport after building one of the elite high school girls’ programs in the state with the East Rochester Bombers. In her 13 years with the program, she posted a record of 160-40 with four Section V Championships and three appearances in the New York State Finals.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team will hold a 2009 National Lacrosse League Draft Party on Wednesday, September 9th at the Stock Exchange Restaurant, which is located on the first floor of the First Federal Building on Main Street. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., fans can meet players, dance team members and the Knighthawks staff.
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from NLL Insider
Although the Rochester Knighthawks’ brass has made it pretty known that Six Nations Chiefs and former Syracuse University defender Sid Smith was a guy they’d likely be spending one of their first two picks on in next week’s draft, there was still a bit of mystery whether he’d go first or second, potentially someone like Zack Greer, Iljia Gajic or Garrett Billings being the first name called out on the day.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Paul Rabil, whose freakish athleticism only accentuates his chiseled 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame, has made practical use of the swim dodge since his days at Johns Hopkins. A four-time All-American, Rabil has since made the swim dodge his signature move with the Boston Cannons and the 2010 U.S. men’s training team.
Friday, September 4, 20099:45AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Brett Queener is joined by Mikey & Casey Powell at their camp in North Carolina.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Brett Queener & the PA campers flip on the moonbounce and we learn that Colin Doyle is a cheater.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester will enter their 16th season on Saturday, January 9th against the Buffalo Bandits at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.
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from NLL.com
The 24th season of professional indoor lacrosse opens on Friday, January 8 with the first-ever pro lacrosse game in Orlando, as the Orlando Titans host the Philadelphia Wings at Amway Arena. Other highlights include:
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Nathan Steward, the son of Kathy and Gary Steward of Hamilton, was recently selected to receive the New York State 2009 Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship of $5000 for “outstanding efforts and accomplishments.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Awakening the wizard is just a simple phrase and nothing more. What it means to me though, is the opportunity to tap tremendous personal potential that for many of us remains dormant. It is the ability to take risks, remain committed and do things that, from a normal perspective, might seem ridiculous at best.
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from the NCAA
The Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee plans to experiment with instant replay in televised games this season. Committee members proposed the idea based on a recommendation from the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved it during a recent conference call. The decision came after committee members noted several goal-line plays in recent years that could have benefited from further review by on-field officials.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Well, the following six guys filled that void masterfully. From two guys that led their teams to the national championship game to a breakout sophomore to a fifth-year transfer to a middie who switched to attack to, finally, a star who broke out of obscurity, the NCAA season was all about the new stars. Here are their resumes.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Seniors Christina Dove and Eileen Finn and 2009 graduate Katie Rowan have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for achievement in the classroom during the 2008-09 academic year.
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from Albany Athletics
Katie Neer and Rory Redmond lead a group of six University at Albany student-athletes who have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Squad. Joining Neer and Redmond on the all-academic unit are Ashley Ross, Renee Levitin, Julie Bush and Tricia Primomo. The Great Danes tied for third with the highest number of selections behind Stanford (8) and Duquesne (7).
Thursday, September 3, 20098:15AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Denver Outlaws' midfielder Kyle Harrison walks through several types of dodges.
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from Inside Lacrosse
There is no doubt each player nominated for this year’s Laxie Award for MLL Player of the Year rightfully deserves to be on the list. While each has done it in different ways, all six players have been an indispensable part of his team throughout the season. So what sets one apart from all the rest?
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from Syracuse.com/Dave Rahme
Pardon me for being cynical, but I received this email this afternoon regarding championship weekend game times for the 2010 Final Four in Baltimore and winced. ESPN and its megamillions rule college sports, and is now is dictating start times. The NCAA, which has watched as the the network induced colleges to play football games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights at the emperor's behest, is spinning it this way:
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from Inside Lacrosse
Rumors about a possible time change for the NCAA Division I semifinals and finals have been brewing all summer and now that it’s happened, IL wants to know what you think. What affect does this have on television viewership and in-game attendance? Love it? Hate it? Vote on it!
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from Lax with Joe
First off, he’s heard from virtually every coach at all levels of Division I competition. For now, it appears that three schools — North Carolina, Syracuse and Johns Hopkins — are leading the way in the Mike Daniello Sweepstakes.
“As of now I have gotten e-mails from over 30 D-I programs,” he said at 10:15 p.m. So if you were Mike Daniello and could put together a list of virtually any program in the nation as a possible destination, what would your list look like?
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from Providence Athletics
Providence College Head Lacrosse Coach Chris Burdick announced on Wednesday, September 2 that former Friar lacrosse stand-outs James Courter and Colin Reposa will join the Friars coaching staff. Courter will serve as an assistant coach, while Reposa will serve as volunteer coach.
Wednesday, September 2, 20094:45PM
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from Major League Lacrosse
Questions and answers with Chittenango and Colgate grad Brandon Corp.
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from Navy Athletics
Navy opens the tournament by playing arguably the most talented team among the field, Syracuse. The Orange staged an amazing comeback in the final four minutes of the 2009 NCAA?Men's Lacrosse Championship to earn a 10-9 overtime win against Cornell. Syracuse finished the year with a 16-2 record, but returns several of its offensive arsenals this season including attackman Stephen Keogh, Chris Daniello and Cody Jamieson.
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from the Niagara Gazette
They’ll sit idle through the entire first round, but the Buffalo Bandits will host the National Lacrosse League draft at 7 p.m. today at HSBC Arena.
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from Inside Lacrosse
What we wanted to do in Day Two of the Laxies, was take the absolute tops of all disciplines of lacrosse, and let our readers chime in with who they thought was the tops. It is the first category on the page, and remember you can only vote once. We’ve also decided to give our writers a chance to plead the case for their personal favorites, to inform everybody about the peaks that each of these worth candidates has reached in 2009.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse has partnered with S3 Training to bring you a series of lacrosse conditioning and drill videos. Here, Rob Slade demonstrates the tap-tap drill for improving defensive footwork.
Tuesday, September 1, 20095:45PM
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from The News & Observer / AP
The Court of Appeals decided Tuesday that a trial court correctly ruled that Michael Pressler's obligation to arbitrate his slander and libel claims was voided by his settlement agreement with Duke.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse will compete in three tournaments and take on 2008 national finalist North Carolina during its fall season. The Orange is in action for the first on Sunday, Sept. 27 when it hosts six Central New York teams. Syracuse welcomes Binghamton, Buffalo, Canisius, Colgate, Cortland and LeMoyne to its fall tournament before traveling to Ithaca for the Cornell Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 3. Syracuse competes at the Princeton Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 17, where it will face 2009 semifinalist Pennsylvania, Princeton, a quarterfinalist last season, and North Carolina. The fall season concludes on Sunday, Oct. 18 when Syracuse faces the Tar Heels at Radnor High School at Noon.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It's time to hit the reset button on 2009, and no one can do that better than you, the fans and readers of Inside Lacrosse. And for your trouble, three lucky fans will win FOUR CLUB TICKETS EACH to the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, the Konica Minolta Big City Classic and the Smartlink Day of Rivals.
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from HeraldTribune.com
Attention players, parents, coaches, trainers and doctors. The injury experts have a message. You've probably heard it before, but the moment is right to hear it again: If young athletes want to preserve their brains after a head injury, however minor, the typical jock advice to suck it up and get back in the game is not only bad, it's potentially life-threatening.
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from YouTube/CityLaxtheMovie.com
"Inner City" and "Lacrosse" come together - Video (2:49)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Your photos, our space.
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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the Baltimore-based national governing body for the sport, has put the "fun" in functional. The organization announced today that lacrosse fans can download a free US Lacrosse widget powered by Lacrosse Magazine directly from www.uslacrosse.org or www.laxmagazine.com.
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from Regal Magazine
In 1953 the Brooklyn Dodgers made history by starting five players of African descent (Americans Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe and Jim Gilliam, plus Cuban Sandy Amoros). It was the first time that more than half the starting players on a major league baseball team were Black.
Last year a similar moment took place in collegiate lacrosse when the Baltimore Sun reported that Virginia fielded a midfield made up of all African American athletes for about 30 seconds in the third quarter until Rhamel Bratton scored a goal and the lines were changed.
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