August 2010
Tuesday August 31, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from The Auburn Citizen
Skaneateles’ all-league attackman confirmed Monday that he will enroll at Syracuse University in the fall of 2011 where he will bring his sniper-like shot to the Orange’s lacrosse team.

“I never really thought I could play at Syracuse,” Rice said. “But I had a good Under Armor All-American Tournament and a good Empire (State Games) so I guess I wasn’t too surprised when we started talking but, I was really really excited when they finally made an offer.”
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
A service celebrating the life of 101-year old Sterling Tuckerman "Mac" MacAdam, a passionate fan and crisp critic of Cornell sports teams, was held Monday in Ithaca. MacAdam, who died on Aug. 25, golfed until the age of 93 and sat courtside regularly for basketball games at Newman Arena, and diamond-side for Cornell softball games, as late as last season.

Cornell women's lacrosse coach Jenni Graap remembered MacAdam in a posting on his obituary on this newspaper's website. "The Cornell women's lacrosse team was blessed to have Mac as a fan for so many years. We will miss having Mac at our games and tailgates. He was such a kind and wonderful soul, and we loved him dearly. The antique lacrosse sticks Mac gave me years ago still hang proudly in my office and will serve as the fondest of memories of such a generous man."
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from Cornell's Chronicle Online
Brent "Bucky" Gunts '72, director of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony for NBC, won his fourth Primetime Emmy, for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Gunts earned a degree in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences; he also played lacrosse for Cornell from 1970 to 1972 and helped the Big Red win an NCAA championship. (Bucky went 2-0 vs. Maryland in the 1971 Championship Game won by Cornell 12-6)
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
“I am really excited to get back for another season with my hometown team. This season above any I am looking forward to because we have a lot of disappointed people out there including our fans and ownership,” said Schiller about missing the playoffs by one game in 2010. “We have a lot to look forward to this year with the ‘Hawks and we will have high expectations no matter what happened last year.
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from Central Florida News 13
In their inaugural season, the Orlando Titans professional indoor lacrosse team won a spot in the Eastern Conference Championship and in the hearts of several fans like Erika Benkovich.
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from the CNY Roadhawks
The East Syracuse-Minoa and Ohio St. grad was an All-American HM in 2008, and made national headlies with his exciting end to end run to score against Cornell as the Buckeye's upset the Big Red in the 2008 NCAA's.

Register for Travel Team tryouts Sept. 12 & 19
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from Dr. Fred Opie
I realized that I did not study enough Spanish before arriving in the middle of this now very real Spanish speaking city. I addition I noticed in the airport that locals thought I was “Miguel Jordan” and they thus starred at me incisively. This mistaken identity and starring went on for three months accompanied by the customary “Mira, Miguel Jordan [Look Michael Jordan]!”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from Team Monster's 10-9 win at LXM 610 in Philly. (5:01)
Monday August 30, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
For one season they were teammates on the Rochester Knighthawks, but forever they will be mentioned among the best players to ever play professional field lacrosse. John Grant Jr. and Gary Gait were named to the Major League Lacrosse 10-Year Anniversary Team, which recognized the greatest players of the past decade at each position.

"It is a great honor to be named to the 10th anniversary team. Knowing the amazing amount of talent that has played in that league makes it truly special," said Gait. "I would like to thank the fans and the league for this honor!"
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from The Virginian-Pilot
It wasn't just the dizzying pain that worried Sarah Cottrell when she got whacked in the head with a lacrosse stick during an April game. She already had suffered two concussions playing lacrosse, and a doctor had advised her to drop the sport if she sustained a third.

"I knew if I got hit again, I'd be out for good," said Cottrell, 17, a Norfolk Academy athlete. She kept quiet about the injury at first but came clean the next day when she woke up with a headache and nausea.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
In my last season with MLC the club made it to the championship that year against I believe the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) at Hofstra University. The game was scheduled for the same time I was scheduled to be in Mexico enrolled in a Spanish immersion program.
Sunday August 29, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from PhillyLacrosse.com
Several thousand people – many of them teens and youth lacrosse players – soaked up the sun and the chance to hang with pro lacrosse players, enjoy the rapper Wale and watch a pro lacrosse game in perfect weather today at the LXM Pro 610 at Radnor High.

Ritz said the clinics were a chance for LXM Pro to serve the lacrosse community. “The clinic was the part of giving back,” he said, “They were a great value. If you had Kyle Harrison, Steven Holmes, Joe Walters and all these guys give you a clinic in your backyard for an hour and you added it up, that’s a thousand bucks. They got that for $20.

Inside Lacrosse Photos
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from Binghamton Athletics Athletics
"On behalf of the Binghamton University Lacrosse Program, I am pleased to announce our fall 2010 incoming class," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "Our coaching staff is extremely excited about the 13 student athletes that will be joining us this fall. The class includes eleven players from the state of New York along with one from Maryland as well as our first international recruit coming from Canada.
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from LaxPower
Many familiar events — such as the HEADstrong Invitational — will appear on the fall ball schedule again this year, and tournaments such as the Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic return after a debut in 2009.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
Let me explain a little more to those who you who wonder why I became a closet lacrosse player the year I entered a doctoral program in history and returned to Syracuse University where I was an undergrad and student athlete.
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from NationalLacrosseCombine.com
In partnership with Inside Lacrosse Magazine and designed by some of the biggest names in lacrosse (Tewaaraton Trophy winner, Matt Danowski (Duke); 4-Time All-American, Joe Walters (Maryland); Hall of Fame Coach, Jack Emmer…), the objective NLC allows athletes from all around the country to compete on the same level playing field. (Register through the above link)

Specific Rochester Information
Saturday August 28, 2010 Share 8:45AM

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from Syracuse Athletics
The Manley Field House Arena is one step closer to returning to its roots as an indoor practice facility. FieldTurf has been installed, which features the Block S logo as well as line for football and men’s and women’s lacrosse.
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from the New Canaan Advertiser
New Canaan football coach Lou Marinelli, who first met Newton when the receiver was an eighth-grader, didn’t mince words in describing the captain. “He’s such an honest, up-front kid,” Marinelli said. “I’ve never seen him feel any pressure and he was one of the most consistent kids I’ve ever had here.”

All those attributes made Newton a perfect two-sport captain at NCHS, and now he’s taking his skills to the next level, joining the Hobart College men’s lacrosse team for the 2010-11 season.
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from Brown Athletics
Brown University head women's lacrosse coach Keely McDonald '00 has announced the addition of nine talented newcomers, set to join the Bears this fall.

Bre Hudgins (West Genesee), the 2010 All-CNY Player of the Year is a two-time US Lacrosse All-American (2009 & 2010), a 2010 Under Armour All-American Senior All-Star Game participant, and a US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2009 & 2010).

Danielle Mastro (Union-Endicott) is a 2010 All-American, the U-E 2010 Team Captain, four-time Section IV All-Star (2007-2010), Union Endicott 2010 Female Athlete of the Year, a 2009 & 2010 Academic All-American, and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell shows us his all-white stick that he used in the World Games.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Check out the stick Cornell attackman Rob Pannell used to get 29 G, 51 A in 2010.
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from USNews.com
Tommy Mallon was hard-charging through his final high school lacrosse game in San Diego, running full-tilt downfield in pursuit of a ball. Click here to find out more! Mallon, then 18, didn't see the opponent who was also digging after the ball. The two teenagers collided hard, and he went down.
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from Gazette.net
Depending on who is talking, synthetic turf fields are either the environmentally sound wave of the future or a yet-to-be-fully known threat to humans and the Earth.
Friday August 27, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Rich Dommer has resigned as coach of Herkimer County Community College’s traditionally strong men’s lacrosse.

David Kramer is now the interim coach of the Generals, who open their Fall Ball season Monday, and he might be a candidate for the permanent position.
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from HighSchoolOT.com
With high school sports underway for this academic year, coaches, parents, players and officials are encouraged to complete the "Concussion in Sports- What You Need to Know" online course offered free of charge by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). To date, more than 47,000 persons have registered and completed the NFHS Coach Education course available at www.nfhslearn.com.

The 20-minute online course is designed to highlight the importance of recognizing and responding to sports-related concussions, which pose a particularly high risk for adolescents.
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from Wooster Athletics
Carl Festa (Auburn), the top assistant coach for The College of Wooster’s men’s lacrosse team in 2010, has been promoted to interim head coach for the 2011 season, announced Keith Beckett, the school’s director of athletics, physical education, and recreation.

“I am very excited with the appointment of Carl as our interim head coach,” stated Beckett. “Carl is very knowledgeable about lacrosse and well networked within the lacrosse community. More specifically, he is a motivated and skilled professional that will build and expand upon the many fine traditions within the program. I look forward to much excitement and achievement for the (team) under his leadership.”
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
The Utica City School District Board of Education is weighing a policy change to prevent student-athletes from other districts from participating on certain Thomas R. Proctor High School athletic teams.
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from Lax.com
Searching around some old footage here, we stumbled upon one more game from the 2010 Under Armour Underclassmen Games that never reached our site. So despite the delay, we present you with Upstate New York vs. Philadelphia, a back-and-forth contest that ended with the Empire boys walking away with the OT victory.
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from PhillyLax.com
A new club lacrosse program, the Gold Medal Lacrosse Club, will soon begin competition for year 2012, 2013, and 2014 teams. The program is run and coached by Haverford School head coach John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) and assistant Dave Metzbower, a former assistant coach at Princeton.
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from Inside Lacrosse
With graduates from Maryland, Virginia, Syracuse and Hopkins - to name a few - taking the field Saturday evening, this matchup between Team New Balance and Team Monster Energy will pit former teammates and past opponents against each other, making more more than a few potential interesting things to watch.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
In the final minutes of their 16-12 loss to the Long Island Lizards in the Major League Lacrosse semifinals Saturday, the members of the Denver Outlaws on the sideline stood silent, dazed and confused -- staring at the sight of another postseason exit. They sure know what one looks like.
Thursday August 26, 2010 Share 10:15AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
Late Sunday night, people braved the rain and started to gather at the Tsha’Honnonyendakwha because the Redhawks were bringing the Cup home.

Family, friends, and fans were there when the bus rolled in after midnight and greeted the team with a hero’s welcome as captain Ron Cogan carried to Cup off the bus. Players were greeted with hugs, handshakes, and smiles as players took turns holding the Cup with their family. (with video)
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from MLive.com
Aquinas College women's lacrosse coach Frank Rogers is keeping busy this summer. The Haudenosaunee Nation announced earlier this month they have added Rogers to their under-19 women’s national team coaching staff.

"It is truly a honor and privilege to be around this program and coaching staff, representing the proud people who gave us this great game,” Rogers said in a news release. “The national team basically meets once a month for training or exhibition games, in preparation for the World Championships in Germany in August 2011.”
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from Keuka Athletics
Keuka College lacrosse standout Jennifer Bush, a senior-to-be and education major from Endwell, is the recipient of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s (IWLCA) Division III Community Awareness Award.

The award recognizes student-athletes who have contributed significantly to their community in a given year, given their time and energy to support and develop athlete-community relations, and distinguished themselves from their peers.
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from CNY Roadhawks
Tryouts for the '10 Fall and '11 Summer CNY Road Hawks elite travel teams will be held in September at Henninger High School. Grades 7-11 will have two Sunday tryouts, Septemeber 12th & 19th, while 5 & 6 graders will meet on Sunday, September 19th. Go to CNYRoadHawks.com for the times for each grade and for a link to register.
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from Hartwick Athletics
Fierke comes to Hartwick from Salem College in North Carolina, where she has served as Director of Athletics since 2005. In 2006, she was promoted to Director of Athletics and Physical Education.
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from Ohio St. Athletics
A four-year starter, Trombley was a first team all-league selection and the Section Five Tournament Most Valuable Player. A member of three sectional champion teams, he was also named to the Section Five All-Tournament Team. Trombley finished with 121 goals and 198 assists in his high school career and won a national championship with Rochester Team Adidas in 2009.
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from American University Athletics
American University Director of Athletics and Recreation Keith Gill has announced the hiring of alumna Laura Campbell ’03 as the new head lacrosse coach. Campbell had spent the previous two seasons as the head coach at Marist, leading the Red Foxes to the 2010 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship and the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
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from WestSideLax.com
"Programs across the nation will see a lot of freshmen this year who have maxed out on lacrosse and athletic skill. Henry hasn’t come close to maxing out, athletically or with lacrosse skill....With that environment and that coaching (at Syracuse), he’s going to blossom."
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
French was a First team Suburban One Continental pick in 2010 for a Patriots team that shared the conference crown with Hatboro-Horsham and advanced to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament. French plays club lacrosse for Twist.
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from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse
The Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association is offering a training session on September 23rd to youth players (18 years old or younger) interested in officiating youth lacrosse. The GLOA had a very successful training session this past weekend. Twenty five young men completed the US Lacrosse Level 1 Officials Training Program by going through four hours of classroom training, station training, and field training. The twenty five that completed the training are now qualified to officiate youth lacrosse at any league in Georgia.
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from The Roots of the Game: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
I’m starting my tenth academic year as a college history professor and my seventh as a published author. I am a Syracuse lacrosse alumni talking about how I made the transition from athletics to academics back in 1991. This is important I believe when in times past at least, some Syracuse lacrosse alumni have given the lacrosse world the impression that as a program we don’t take school seriously and major in lacrosse.
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from The Roots of the Game: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
Princeton University with a host of impressive faculty in the history department and African American studies was one of my top choices as place to do my doctoral studies.
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from The IWLCA
The IWLCA, working in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. (CSE), is proud to announce the creation of the deBeer President’s Cup presented by the IWLCA. The ultimate girls club lacrosse tournament will coincide with the association’s annual meeting in beautiful Naples, Fla. and take place from November 20th-21st, 2010.
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from Law360.com
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of lacrosse equipment maker Warrior Sports Inc.'s $30 million antitrust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association over the organization's changes to what it considers acceptable lacrosse stick dimensions.
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from Inside Lacrosse
We've already seen the new LXM Pro helmets that the players will be wearing Saturday at Radnor High in suburban Philadelphia. Here's a sneak peek at the jerseys , for both Team New Balance (Sean Morris) and Monster Energy (Joe Walters), that you'll see for LXM 610.
Monday August 23, 2010 Share 7:00AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
With the Squamish Nation’s big drums pounding and the Onondaga Nation all a ‘Twitter’, the Redhawks didn’t let down its fans in a 14-7 win over two time defending champion the Owen Sound Woodsmen.

In the President’s Cup, the team was ready for the higher level of play by attacking all loose balls, intense defense, constant motion offense, great goaltending, and a team dedication towards the no-tolerance policy that paid dividends earning them the number one seed for the gold medal game. (with photo gallery link)

Tournament Results
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from Major League Lacrosse
The #4 seeded Chesapeake Bayhawks won their third championship in franchise history after upsetting the #3 seeded Long island Lizards by a score of 13-9. The Bayhawks’ Kyle Hartzell was named Playoff MVP and became the first defenseman in league history to do so after playing shutdown defense throughout the playoffs.

The Bayhawks were led by goalie Chris Garrity who had a combined 27 saves through both games and held each opponent under ten goals. Peet Poillon had a strong offensive day for the Bayhawks, netting a hat trick. On the losing end Greer, Peyser and Cromwell each had two goals for the Lizards.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ben DeLuca's long tenure as Jeff Tambroni's top assistant proved immediately beneficial after he was named Cornell's new head men's lacrosse coach: not one incoming recruit opted to change his plans. We have several players (who) have the potential to contribute right away," DeLuca said in a news release. "As well as guys (who) will provide us depth this year and could be pivotal for us in future seasons."
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from Inside Lacrosse
SInce trusty Online Editor Danielle Bernstein was up in the press box doing the heavy lifting on the in-game blog of today's Major League Lacrosse Championship between the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Long Island Lizards, I had the rare opportunity to go and check things out at field level as the final moments ticked off the clock.
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from The Roots of the Game: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
We recently relocated to Boston and in the process of cleaning out files I came across my GRE scores when I was applying to graduate programs (see yesterdays post) in 1991. This was when I had completed my master's in history at Shippensburg University and working as an interim dean at Gettysburg College as well as an assistant lacrosse coach at the college.
Sunday August 22, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Chesapeake Bayhawks used a stifling defense and a patient offense to take build an eight-goal lead, then held on for dear life in a 13-9 victory over the top-seeded Boston Cannons in the Major League Lacrosse semifinals Saturday afternoon.

The Bayhawks were . . . aided by a surprising offensive outburst from midfielder Ben Hunt. The 6-5, 215-pounder had scored just 14 points all season, but scored three goals in a span of eight and a half minutes in the first half.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Everything that has come to characterize the burgeoning Major League Lacrosse rivalry between the Long Island Lizards and Denver Outlaws resurfaced in the playoffs Saturday, including several highlight-reel goals and more misconduct than a Marilyn Manson concert.

One significant exception: the outcome.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
For the fifth time in Major League Lacrosse's 10 seasons, the Long Island Lizards and Chesapeake Bayhawks will meet for the Steinfeld Cup. The Bayhawks upended top-seeded Boston, 13-9, and the Lizards beat second-seeded Denver, 16-12, in semifinal upsets Saturday.
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from The Roots of the Game: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
By the fall of 1991, I had talked to Gettysburg faculty and my advisor at Shippensburg about pursuing a Ph.D. in history. What clinched the decision for me was an article I read entitled “Gatekeepers.” In short the article said that those who earned Ph.Ds gain the opportunity to shape how we view important issues in society.
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from The Roots of the Game: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
College students often look at us professors with doctorate degrees as brainiacs who sailed through school. Well that might have been true for many of my colleagues, but that was not my academic story.
Saturday August 21, 2010 Share 3:15PM
from Major League Lacrosse
Gary Gait and Casey Powell were named to the team at midfield.
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from The Province
The Owen Sound Woodsmen shoot for their third straight Presidents Cup Senior B national lacrosse title at Bill Copeland Arena tonight at 7 p.m.

The Ontario powerhouse made it to the final on the strength of a 4-2 record in pool. That was only the second best mark, though, as the Onondaga Redhawks, an all-native team from the New York area that went 5-1.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The General Brown Central School District will take its modified sports program one season at a time for the 2010-11 school year.

. . . the winter modified season would be volleyball and wrestling and boys and girls basketball. The spring modified season includes baseball, softball, and girls and boys lacrosse. To help in the efforts to save those seasons, the Booster Club has scheduled the following fundraisers:
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, announced Friday the players who have been named to the 2010 Great Atlantic All-Major League Lacrosse Team, recognizing the best players at each position. Named to the All-MLL team were:
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from Inside Lacrosse
Matt Sexton (Niskayuna), Dylan Donahue (West Genesee), and Blaze Riorden (Fairport) only upstaters recognized in boys Top 50 Juniors.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Upstaters Taylor Gait (Christian Brothers Academy) and Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) make Top 20 watchlist.
Friday August 20, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Albany Athletics
"We are appreciative of Lindsey's contributions to the women's lacrosse program," said McElroy said. "She has been an excellent representative of the university and its values. John's appointment will provide for a seamless transition as the program continues to ascend. He is a proven winner who has the leadership and vision that will positively impact our student-athletes."
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from the Denver Post
More people — by far — watched the Denver Outlaws line up this season than any other team in Major League Lacrosse. In their fifth year in the MLL, the Outlaws are the most-followed team in the league.
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from Cornell Athletics
DeLuca on Entenmann: Connor is a little undersized but he is a tough player that constantly hustles and finds a way to score goals. He gives us some versatility because he could play midfielder, but right now, we think he can be a quality attackman for us. His father was also a great player for the Big Red and we are always thrilled to have a legacy come into our program.

DeLuca on O’Neil: Mike is a shifty, athletic, fast player with great skills and he comes out of a great program at Fayetteville-Manlius. He was a three-sport athlete at FM and he is one of the most polished offensive players in the class. With his skill set and knowledge of the game he could be in the mix to see action at the midfield.
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from Rober Morris Athletics
Lauren Roberts (Baldwinsville), Emily VanDyne (Webster Thomas), and Stacy Wade (Canandaigua Academy) join 12 other students athletes heading to Robert Morris to play. lacrosse.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
U.S. Indoor Lacrosse announced Blane Harrison as an Assistant Coach of the U.S. National Indoor Lacrosse Team for the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Harrison, who has over 20 years of playing and coaching experience, served the last three NLL seasons as an Assistant Coach for the Orlando Titans.
Thursday August 19, 2010 Share 9:00AM
Onondaga Redhawk Wade Bucktooth

from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Onondaga Redhawks and the Kahnawake Mohawks played an outstanding game on Wednesday night with the Redhawks prevailing 13-12.

On the opening possession, Redhawk Tyler Hill scored the first of his 4 goals to give the Redhawks an early lead. Jeremy Thompson then raced around a screen and beat the Kahnawake defenders and the Mohawk goalie for a 2-0 lead. After a Mohawk goal, the Redhawks then extended their defense and chased down all loose balls. The Redhawk offense responded with Brett Bucktooth scoring with a beautiful backhand goal followed by Andy Spack and Jeremy Thompson scoring shorthanded goals to push the Redhawk lead to 5-1. (With video highlights)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Thomas Grimm (Carthage/Syracuse), Kevin Rice (Skaneateles/Hofstra), Eric Chadderdon (Hamburg/Ohio St.), Jordan Frysinger (Corning/Hopkins), Greg Coholan (Irondequoit/Virgina), and Bobby Wardwell (Shenendehowa/Syracuse) also make the top 25.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Watchlist includes Nora Barr (Marcellus/Florida), Mollie Caputo (Fayetteville-Manlius/Georgetown) and Kailah Kempney (Carthage/Syracuse).
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from LaxPower
U.S. Indoor Lacrosse named Randy Fraser as an Assistant Coach of the U.S. National Indoor Lacrosse Team, which will compete at the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Fraser, a former Team USA player and assistant coach, currently serves as an assistant coach for the NLL's Boston Blazers.

Fraser scored one goal and ten assists as captain of the U.S. Team in 2003, and was an assistant coach in 2007. He also previously served as an assistant coach for the MLL's Boston Cannons, as well as the collegiate level at Dean College, American International College, and his alma mater, Springfield College.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
My last year at Gettysburg working as both the lacrosse team’s defensive coordinator and Dean of the Intercultural Advancement Center was not easy.
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from The Peterborough Examiner
Only in lacrosse can a team win six games and take a series 4-3. The adversity of forfeiting two games and then falling behind 3-2 in a series in which they'd already won four games brought out the best in the Peterborough Lakers.
Wednesday August 18, 2010 Share 8:15AM

Redhawks Coach Freeman Bucktoothon the Redhawks 13-7 win over the Tri-City Bandits


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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The second day of the President’s Cup saw Onondaga and Tri-City both play their second game of the day. Tri-City earlier in the day earned an overtime win over Owen Sound which set up an important early matchup between the two unbeaten teams.

The Redhawks started quickly. Brett Bucktooth took the ball down low on the left side and powered his way to the goal and beat the Tri-City goal tender with a behind the back goal for a 1-0 Redhawk lead. (includes video highlights)

Redhawks Dominate Miners in Game Two
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The Top Recruits by Position for 2010-2011
from Inside Lacrosse
While the Power 100 is designed to show a rough comparison of all recruits across the board as they enter their freshman year at their respective instututions, one of the keys to everything is how they relate to players at the specific position which they are expected to ply their trade over the next four years.

Attackmen | Midfielders | Defensemen | Goalies

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from TopJLax.com
How do players in the UK go about making the next step and getting themselves onto a college programme in the US? Whilst it's not impossible, take Sam Russell (Whittier College) or Thomas Brooks (Manhattan) for example, there certainly isn't an established system for exposing the talent pool of UK players to our stateside neighbour. Cue Scott Weddell stepping up to the plate, and his brainchild England Knights Lacrosse. TopJLax went along to meet Scott and find out a little more.
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from ihigh.com/Indiana
The definition of an illegal body check in high school boys lacrosse widens next season to include initiating contact directly to an opponent's head or initiating contact to an opponent's body that then follows through to the head. This addition to Rule 5-3 was one of four changes made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 27-28 meeting in Indianapolis. These changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
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from The Palladium Times
Teams in the Oswego County Girls Summer Lacrosse League played a round-robin tournament to end the season recently. Here are recaps of the games:
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from Syracuse Athletics
Crews have begun to install FieldTurf as the permanent surface in the Manley Arena. The 22 panel that will make up an 80- to 90-yard football field are being sewn together on Tuesday. On Wednesday, shearing will be done to inlay the lines for football and men's and women's lacrosse as well as the Block S logo.
Tuesday August 17, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
The 2010 Presidents Cup opened with an 11-8 win over host team the Burnaby Burrards. This event showcasing 7 championship teams from across 7 different men’s leagues.

TOnondaga vs. Burnabyhe first 3 minutes of the game saw both goaltenders keep the game scoreless with many quality saves. At the 3 minute mark, Onondaga goaltender Ross Bucktooth made a save that ended up in defender Andy Spack’ stick. Andy raced down the floor beating the Burrard goaltender low for the first goal of the game. After a goal by the home team, Jeremy Thompson scored the first of his three goals with a beautiful pass from Dave Stout.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Newest Rochester Knighthawk Dan Hardy will throw out the first pitch Wednesday, August 18th at the Auburn Doubledays’ New York-Penn League baseball game at Falcon Park.

The 23-year-old Syracuse product and Tully, NY, native will take the hill prior to the Doubledays’ game against the Williamsport Crosscutters. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Joe Walters talks about putting in the game-winning goal in the OC championship. (Video 1:28)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Earlier this year, Lacrosse Magazine Online polled fans for their response to the issue. Should helmets be required in women's lacrosse? Here's what some of you said.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It's Recruiting Issue 2010 Week here at IL, and to help supplement Monday and Tuesday's content (Power 100/Top 20 Classes), we bring you the first installment of the Recruiting Issue Podcast. IL interns Ty Xanders, Josh Davey and I breakdown the news and notes from the summer, and go behind the early rankings and how they were established and put together.
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from Inside Lacrosse
While not an exact science (with Georgetown's recently graduated class as a prime example), looking at the assembled crew that a coaching staff brings in is a good indication of where teams will eventually fall in the coming seasons (with, of course, additions from transfers and subtractions from transfers, injuries and other various reasons).
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from Dr. Fred Opie
As he often says he comes from great lacrosse stock as a Hobart Lacrosse alum. One of my most memorable times at Gettysburg were seeing Coach J with Coach Urick, who is the one who recruited Coach J to come to Hobart from Irondequoit High School in Rochester. When these two get together it’s like watching a standup comedy show. At the same time Coach as many know, as a serious side him and he’s intense about his faith, turning boys into men, and getting them to give a maximum effort at all times.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
After the game I meandered over to the visitors’ bench and shook hands with the head coach. The players had already started packing up their gear. “Do you have a minute to talk?”
“Actually I’m not in the mood to talk to anyone. I’m out of here.” With that, he turned and left. I was momentarily dumbfounded.
Monday August 16, 2010 Share 1:00PM
from US Lacrosse
U.S. Indoor Lacrosse announced the tryout and training camp dates for the U.S. National Team which will compete in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. The schedule culminates with a pair of exhibition games this fall, including the first-ever Bowhunter Cup, an international 'friendly' between the United States and the Iroquois Nationals to be held at the War Memorial at Oncenter in Syracuse, NY, on September 25th.

US Indoor Lacrosse Home
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9:15AM
from Steve Ewen/PostMedia News
The Presidents Cup Senior B lacrosse national championship starts officially this morning at Burnaby's Bill Copeland Arena, but the verbal slashing and hacking is already well underway.

Ian McGough, coach of the two-time reigning tournament champion Owen Sound (Ont.) Woodsmen, complained about the schedule to the Owen Sound Sun Times, saying, "it's a ridiculous format, that's what it is, and it's out of hand. It's the goofiest format and I don't know why B.C. came up with it."
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from Inside Lacrosse
We begin the week with the rundown of the full Power 100 of men's incoming freshmen recruits, broken down into ten player increments. For the full analysis of players and where they landed in the countdown, visit your local newsstand or pick up a copy via the IL Store.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Keep in mind that these are JUST the lists themselves. For the explainations and analysis on the rankings, pick up a copy of the issue at your local newsstand or online at the IL Store.
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from The Edmonton Journal
"We're young and can run on teams. There's lot of teams in senior B that are a little bit older. They have experience, but they may not be able to keep up with us over the course of a 60-minute game," said 24-year-old captain John Lintz, who is also a member of the Edmonton Rush.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
At 6’ 5’ with Larry Bird like field vision the All American G-burg goalie Steve Koudelka (aka Kouder) pushed the ball up field on clears to start fast breaks. He also had a Larry Quinn like outlet pass that made him a force to be reckoned with.
Sunday August 15, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
After two years of playing "home" football (and lacrosse) games at locations such as the Carrier Dome, Central Square High and Solvay High, coach Dave Mancuso's Liverpool Warriors will finally get to play home games this fall.

Deteriorating field conditions and an unstable, collapsing base under the turf field caused the need for repairs.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Shortly, either via mail or newsstand, fans of Inside Lacrosse will be able to pick up our 2010 Recruiting Issue. As associate editor for the magazine, this is by far the most important project I oversee each year, requiring a multitude of research and leg work. This continues to be a most difficult task.

The rankings largely consider overall talent first, and impact second. Some players will, because of program circumstances, make a much larger impact early in their careers. However, we like to look at this from a “who would you want to build a team from the ground up” perspective.
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from Dr. Fred Opie: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
Steve Koudelka (aka Kouder) from Long Valley, New Jersey was in my opinion Coach J’s greatest impact recruit during my tenure at Gettysburg and perhaps after my years but others will have to comment on that. According to Coach he had “like 50 schools recruiting him.”
Saturday August 14, 2010 Share 9:15AM


from Cranbrook BC Daily Townsman
While attending the three-day camp being hosted by professional star Geoff Snider, 11-year-old Ryan Dergasoff had a field lacrosse epiphany. “I thought it was just like box lacrosse, but I now know it’s different,” he said. “It’s a good different; I think I’m going to want to play field lacrosse instead of box lacrosse.”

Another convert is Cooper Holick. Other than a couple of outdoor practices with his box team when he lived in Vernon, he had never played field lacrosse before Wednesday. “I know from looking on the Internet that they have a university there that has a Div. I field lacrosse team, and I guess it’s really popular down there with my high school so I’m looking forward to trying out for varsity down in New York,” said Cooper.
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from Dr. Fred Opie: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
There are a number of G-burg alum in the coaching profession full time. For example, Brian McGurn from Chicago impressed me from the first day I saw him on the field during a fall ball practice.

Back in the early 90s lacrosse coaches did not view Chicago as a recruiting hot bed and there were fewer recruiting camps and select team tournaments for players (who can afford them!) from Illinois to get a look from schools back east.
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from Dr. Fred Opie: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
I also coached Jim Finlay at Gettysburg who like Brian McGurn, majored in history and went on to become a college coach. Jim was another tough as nails guy who loved the game but he was surrounded by teammates with more lacrosse ability than him; not sure but I think that Jim was a football guy in high school like Coach J who picked up the game later in life.
Friday August 13, 2010 Share 12:15AM


from PhillyLacrosse.com
Recent Friends’ Central graduate Emily Brodsky (midfielder) will play Division III lacrosse at national power Hamilton College (N.Y.). And when Brodsky reports to the upstate New York campus today for her first day of freshman orientation, she will have a unique perspective on college dormitory life.

Brodsky, an Academic All-American for the Friends Schools League champion Phoenix, recently returned from a 17-day service trip with Habitat for Humanity to the Ethiopian city of Debre Berhan.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Plymouth Whitemarsh rising senior face-off specialist Gryphin Kelly has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. Kelly was a contributor to a Colonials team that finished 12-7 and advanced to the District 1 playoffs. He plays club lacrosse for Rebel Elite and also has played for Team HEADstrong.

“Hobart had the whole package,” he said. “I made a real connection with the coaches. It’s not a huge school and in a smaller school you get to know the professors. They’ll meet you halfway if you put in the time.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Redhawks would like to thank the Nation, all of our fans who attended our games both home and away as well as all of fans who follow us online. Nyawenha for all of your support in helping the Redhawks make it to the 2010 Presidents Cup!
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from Inside Lacrosse
Just in time for this weekend's Ocean City Lacrosse Classic, IL got its hands on pics of the new LXM Pro helmets that the boys will be wearing Aug. 28 in Philadelphia for the LXM Pro 610 event. The brand-new Cascade CPX-R helmets (available this fall) were done by a company called Headwrapz.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Only two weeks remain before the LXM Pro Tour hits Philadelphia for its first east coast stop, and this weekend is your last chance to get your tickets at the super early-bird rate of just $15. (Price for general admission jumps to $20 from Aug 15-25 and then $25 from then to the event)
Thursday August 12, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Danielle Bernstein/Inside Lacrosse
If you watched the segment and aren't as familiar with the women's game, you might have seen their argument. However, a few important points were left out.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Crotty, who was drafted by the Chicago Machine with the first overall pick in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse Draft. In the first seven games of his career, Crotty scored 11 goals, 13 assists, and to lead all MLL rookies with 24 points. He finished as the Machine’s third highest scorer behind only Kevin and Mike Leveille. Crotty was tied for seventh most assists in the league.
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from Inside Lacrosse
MTV is remaking the camp comedy 'Teen Wolf', a 1985 classic that starred Michael J. Fox as a "high school student who discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself transforming into a werewolf" which then helps him on the basketball court, for television but with one major twist. Lacrosse, not basketball, will be the sport of choice for the 21st century wolf athlete.
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12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from the 2010 Placid Championship, between Graph-Tex and Power-Tek. (4:39)
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2010 NLL Entry Draft, presented by Marc Mesh, will take place on Wednesday, September 8th in Toronto. The Entry Draft will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, and will begin at 6pm Eastern. A live online broadcast of the draft is scheduled to air on The NLL Network at NLL.com. The 2010 Entry Draft is presented by Marc Mesh, the Official Mesh of the National Lacrosse League.

More than 60 players will be selected in the six-round Entry Draft, which features the best young talent from NCAA lacrosse programs at US colleges and universities as well as Canada's junior lacrosse system. The Rochester Knighthawks currently hold the first overall selection.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will usher in the 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft when they make the first overall selection on Wednesday, September 8th at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. It will mark the fifth time in the team’s 17-year history that the Knighthawks have the first overall selection. All eyes will be on Syracuse University and Six Nations star Cody Jamieson.

The pick is one of three first-round picks for the Knighthawks. Rochester, who just missed the 2010 postseason, also has the fifth and 10th spots in the first round.
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from The Ithaca Journal
Bucci is the second senior-to-be to commit to a major Division I program this summer. Teammate Riley Lasda gave a verbal earlier this summer to new Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni. Both players are dangerous two-way midfielders for coach Frank Welch, who has guided the Little Red to back-to-back state semifinal appearances.
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from The Roots of the Game: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
My coaching and teaching style as a college prof is similar—high expectation, tough love, and a willingness to help when someone wants help. But I don’t stomach laziness . . .
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from Inside Lacrosse
National Lacrosse Combine (NLC) is designed to be the first truly objective, lacrosse-specific measure of a player’s skills and ability to play. Designed by some of the game’s most respected position players, coaches, and strength and conditioning innovators, it takes a successful model of combine testing and shapes it into a valuable college lacrosse recruiting tool.
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Resetarits (3/20/1985, 6’2”, 210 lbs.) picked up 23 points (11+12) in 13 games during his first season with the Bandits in 2010. A native of Hamburg, NY, Resetarits played his first two NLL seasons with San Jose. In 2008 he set career highs in goals (17), assists (17) and points (34). Resetarits now has 73 points (35+38) in 35 career games, and 10 points (6+4) in 3 playoff games.
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from Union Athletics
Jessica Critchlow, the second winningest coach in Union College women’s lacrosse history, has resigned for personal reasons. Critchlow’s teams won 72% of their games during her five seasons, and she recorded a record of 64-25. Each of her teams produced at least 10 victories.
Wednesday August 11, 2010 Share 10:45AM

from US Lacrosse
On Tuesday, August 10, ESPN aired its weekly sports news magazine television show E:60. The show contained a segment produced by Tom Farrey which spotlighted women’s lacrosse and questioned the necessity of helmets being incorporated into the women’s game.

Because the brief E:60 piece on women’s lacrosse questions whether or not additional protections are needed for athletes, US Lacrosse wants to take the opportunity to educate viewers about the real issues behind the story and share what this national governing body has been doing proactively for many years to maintain the integrity and safety in the game of women’s lacrosse.
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from LaxPower
West Islip (NY) apparently has this whole virtual national tournament thing figured out. The Lions won the 2009 tournament. Then, they did it again. The champions for 2010 beat Haverford School (PA) in a unanimous decision by the LaxPower panel.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Boiardi Open Golf Tournament. The 2010 Boiardi Open will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Lunch and a Silent Auction will take place before the 1:30pm Shotgun start. Lunch is included for all golfers and will consist of hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork BBQ, chips, cookies, beer, soda, Gatorade and water. At the conclusion of the Tournament, various prizes and Silent Auction items will be awarded and beverages will continue to be served.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres re-signed three of his young core of players today, agreeing to a three-year deal with Rochester native Joe Walters, inking Joel McCready to a one-year contract and agreeing to a two-year offer sheet with Bobby McBride.
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from Inside Lacrosse
All-World midfielder Max Seibald shows us the two sticks he used in Manchester. (Video 1:15)
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from Sun-Times Media
. . . the Albany-bound Van Schaick is an imposing defenseman, and that will be his position for Warren next spring and in college. He played defense for Team Illinois and an Under-23 USA All-Star team this summer. The latter squad battled in England, New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

"I love lacrosse, love everything about it," said Van Schaick, named Woodland Middle School athlete of the year after excelling in soccer, volleyball and track in 2006-07 (eighth grade). "I'm a lacrosse player. The sport has taken me places. I enjoy practicing it, doing everything I can do to improve.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Dan Irizarry feared the worst. Maureen Bishop couldn’t catch her breath.

Every athlete reacts differently to a serious knee injury, but Irizarry and Bishop experienced a feeling of disbelief over their serious knee injuries that occurred about a year apart.
Tuesday August 10, 2010 Share 7:45AM
from The Palladium Times
Taylor Giglio netted five goals and Becca Martin scored three to lead the Oswego Yellow team past Central Square 18-8 on Sunday in the Oswego County Girls Lacrosse League.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
I’ve been doing A Midsummer’s Night Power Ranking for NCAA men’s Division III for four or five years now, spanning three different website overhauls and three different states, but never have I had as many teams legitimately capable of cracking the Top 20 than this summer.
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from Inside Lacrosse
In reflecting on the nature of the FIL World Championships after the United States’ 12-10 win over Canada on July 24, U.S. midfielder Matt Striebel said the 2006 and 2010 tournaments were going to be remembered in a yin-yang kind of way in which the growth of the U.S. and Canadian National teams mirrored and opposed each other and planted the seeds for the tournament for the next 20 years.
Monday August 9, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Rusty Red and Graph-Tex defended their Lake Placid Summit Classic titles Sunday. The Red took out Burnt Orange 14-13 in overtime of what tournament director called the biggest crowd in Placid history. While in the Open final, Graph-Tex pulled away from Power-Tek to win 8-6. Red's Lindsay Dixon and Graph-Tex's Jake Plunket were again MVPs — the second year in a row for both players.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
Here are photos of their 9-7 win Saturday.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
A benefit for Mary Jo Aungier Kelly, wife of LaFayette athletic director and coach Jerry Kelly, will by 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the LaFayette Fire Barn. Cost is $15 per person, $10 for students. Kids under the age of 5 are free or $40 per family. Door prizes, raffles, silent auction, 50/50.
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from the Plattsburg Press Republican
The 21st Annual Summit Lacrosse Classic wrapped up Sunday, capping a week-long tournament that drew thousands of players and spectators to the Tri-Lakes region, including some of the world's most recognized lacrosse stars.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The matchups are set for the semifinals Aug. 21 at Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend, presented by Warrior.
Sunday August 8, 2010 Share 4:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Rusty Red and Graph-Tex defended their Lake Placid Summit Classic titles Sunday. The Red took out Burnt Orange 14-13 in overtime of what tournament director called the biggest crowd in Placid history. While in the Open final, Graph-Tex pulled away from Power-Tek to win 8-6. Red's Lindsay Dixon and Graph-Tex's Jake Plunket were again MVPs — the second year in a row for both players.
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Lake Placid Photo Galleries from Friday
from JustLacrosse
from Inside Lacrosse
Another postcard day in Lake Placid, and we’re going to have another Sunday with Rusty Red and Burnt Orange in the Master’s I final and Graph-Tex and Power-Tek in the Open I final at the Lake Placid Summit Classic.

The Red won 11-3 over Graph Tex Master's, while the Orange beat Canandaigua National Bank 14-6, to set up a rematch of last year’s championship game, won by Rusty Red. They’ll play at noon Sunday. In the Open division, Power-Tek held off Big Red Steelheads 7-5 and Graph-Tex took it to Raymour and Flanigan 11-7 to set up another rematch. They’ll face off at 1:30 in a game won by Graph-Tex last year.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
It’s been a toasty little summer out here in the Heartland. Unlike my other western residencies, the Midwest brings a suffocating humidity along with pan-fried heat during the Dog Days. With other activities calling during the hot hours, it is during the mild evenings when the heavy analytical lifting occurs.

This segment: the NCAA men’s Division II.
Saturday August 7, 2010 Share 11:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Defending Open I champ Graph-Tex started their repeat effort with a 13-9 win over a surprisingly strong NELAX team playing in its first Placid tournament. With Kenny Nims, Kyle Harrison, Joe Walters, Maxx Davis and Evan Kay on offense, G-T has a strong squad.

Biggest news of the day, though, was probably the play of Syracuse freshman middie Hakeem Lecky. The Duxbury product and Under Armour All-America spent last spring at Avon Old Farms, and put up three goals while I was watching against NELAX — shaking guys up top and stinging lasers on the run. I was standing with a bunch of Syracuse players watching, and they were clearly excited for his arrival this fall.
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from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced the hiring of his second assistant coach as Paul Richards (Baldwinsville) will join the staff for the 2011 season. As an assistant coach on DeLuca’s staff, Richards will undertake a myriad of responsibilities. On the field, he will be in charge of face-offs and substitutions, while assisting in all facets of the offensive unit. Richards will also serve as recruiting coordinator for the staff as well as performing other administrative duties.

“I'm excited to welcome Paul Richards into the Cornell Lacrosse Family,” said DeLuca. “He is a great young coach with a distinguished lacrosse pedigree and I believe he’s going to be a wonderful addition to our staff."
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
(After taking Jordan Hall with its first pick) Rochester used its next two picks to take Syracuse University products. The first was Dan Hardy with the team’s second pick (13th overall). The Tully, NY, native was a second-round pick of the Titans last season and dubbed by Inside Lacrosse Magazine as “perhaps the most NLL-ready player of any NLL prospect.”

With its third pick, Rochester drafted Kenny Nims with the 23rd overall selection. Nims and Hardy were teammates at Syracuse. Nims, 23, netted the game-tying goal in the final seconds of the 2009 NCAA Championship Game. The Watertown, NY, native registered 175 points, won back-to-back National Championships and was a 2009 First Team All-American in his four-year career at SU.

Complete Draft Results
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Boston Blazers President and General Manager Doug Reffue announced today the acquisition of Casey Powell, one of lacrosse's most recognized and acclaimed players, and defenseman John Orsen in the dispersal draft of the Orlando Titans. The Blazers held the second overall pick and received the sixth overall pick following the trade of Boston's forward Brenden Thenhaus and a 2011 entry draft selection.
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from Duke Athletics
Maddy Morrissey comes to Duke from Skaneateles High School in Skaneateles, N.Y., where she garnered All-America, Academic All-America, All-Central New York and all-league accolades. Morrissey racked up 130 goals, 56 assists, 208 ground balls and 153 draw controls from the midfield during her high school career.

"Maddy is a tireless competitor who possesses tremendous speed, quickness and overall athletic ability. While she has a great offensive skill set, her high school team used her as more of a two-way midfielder in her senior season and this experience will no doubt serve her well as she transitions to the college game. We hope to use her in the same capacity here and I have no doubt she will thrive in this role here at Duke."
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from Siena Athletics
"I am very excited to have Craig join the Siena lacrosse staff as I have known him both as a player and coach over my six years here," head coach Brian Brecht said. "Craig was a standout defenseman at UAlbany and worked with legendary coach Paul Wehrum over at Union College the past two seasons. Craig has a great defensive mind and work ethic as a young professional and will be a welcome addition to our program."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Caught some solid lacrosse Thursday night on a gorgeous Lake Placid day. Sunny and temps in the 80s for the beginning of the Master's games. The fields are in amazing shape, even moreso considering George Leveille told me they're already played 140 games (and will finish up playing 340).
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Thenhaus (8/5/1986, 6’2”, 210 lbs.) was fourth in scoring with the Blazers last season, collecting 35 points (17+18) and 69 loose balls in 11 games. The 23-year-old from Burlington, Ont., was originally drafted by the Bandits in the third round of the 2006 Entry Draft. He has since totaled 102 points (49+53) and 165 loose balls in 41 career games with Buffalo, Edmonton, Philadelphia and Boston. He is currently playing Major Series Lacrosse with Six Nations, and is among the league leaders with 38 points (20+18) in 16 games.
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from Inside Lacrosse
. . . The real story, however, is neither Goettelman’s record-sealing hat trick, nor the play-off berth, or Peter Vlahakis’ 1,000th face-off win that evening. The story is about where this league will be ten, even twenty years from now.
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from The Washington Post
Returning students to the University of Virginia will have a new question to answer at registration time: Have you ever been arrested?
Friday August 6, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse has learned that Jamesville-DeWitt attackman Eric DeJohn, winner of the Post Standard’s Central New York Boy’s Lacrosse Player of the Year award* for 2010, has committed to play for Syracuse University after attending the Trinity-Pawling School for one year.

When Red Ram middie Jake Bratek – also bound for Syracuse – suffered a season-ending injury late in the season, at a point when he was leading the team in scoring, some thought the Red Rams might not make it out of Section 3. But the team proved the naysayers wrong, and DeJohn put up 22 points in the post season while facing each opponent’s top defenseman.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Some other recommendations so far: get a bagel and the Soul Shine blend of Green Mountain Coffee at Soul Shine right on Main St. Also, the Firehouse coffee and one of the 46 sandwiches (named after each of the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks) at the Big Mountain Deli. Went hippie and got some of the Green Goddess's (on the way out of town toward the lax field) special trail mix too. Very good. The Cottage is a great spot as well -- quaint deck with trees right on the lake.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Orlando Titans hope to solidify ownership and return to arenas in 2012, but in the meantime its players will be dispersed across the 10 remaining National Lacrosse League teams Friday.

The Colorado Mammoth owns the first pick and a choice of stars that includes Casey Powell, the 2010 NLL MVP, Matt Vinc, the reigning goaltender of the year, and standout forward Jordan Hall. The Boston Blazers pick second and Rochester selects third.
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from the NCAA
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee is proposing a single 30-second count once teams gain possession to advance the ball into the attack area. Meeting Monday through Wednesday, the committee recommended the single count to simplify the number of time requirements (counts) that officials use during a game and enhance the flow of the game.

“The committee felt it was important to simplify the counts in the game as a way to improve the flow of play,” said Brian Voelker, chair of the committee and coach at Drexel. “By moving to one count, we will eliminate the constant need to step into the attack area and instead allow teams to fully concentrate on running their offense. We believe we have accomplished this without drastically changing our game.”
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from Loyola Athletics
Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) one of 13 players that will comprise the Greyhounds' Class of 2014, Head Coach Charley Toomey announced today. "This is a class that we think will be a great addition to the Greyhound program," Toomey said. "As excited as we are about their athleticism and skill sets, we are more excited about the character that they will bring to Loyola. They are truly great young men, and we can't wait to get them on campus and the field."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Patrick Worstell, M, San Ramon Valley (Calif.) has verbally committed to Syracuse. A tall, powerful middie with a strong outside shot, Worstell put up 35 goals and 25 assists this past spring, following a 30-point freshman year. He had a nice 2010 Nike Blue Chip camp, and showed well at California Gold (operated by father Pete Worstell). Good crop out of NorCal in this 2012 class.
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from ESPN
Starsia scours football fields and basketball courts (and plenty of other fields) searching for the best student-athletes. He likes recruits to play multiple sports because as he says, “You learn to play lacrosse team defense and team offense on a football field, a soccer field, a basketball court.”
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from NationalLacrosseCombine.com
NLC has answered the calls of overburdened college coaches and competitive, college-bound athletes. In partnership with Inside Lacrosse Magazine and designed by some of the biggest names in lacrosse (Tewaaraton Trophy winner, Matt Danowski (Duke); 4-Time All-American, Joe Walters (Maryland); Hall of Fame Coach, Jack Emmer…), the objective NLC allows athletes from all around the country to compete on the same level playing field.
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from RockTheBox.com
Rock the Box Lacrosse 5v5 Tour is scheduled to land in Rochester September 25 & 26. We will be using portable rinks (approx. 130 feet by 70 feet) to play box lacrosse outside on grass or turf fields. The tour began with an exhibition at the 2010 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship in Baltimore, MD from May 29th-31st during Memorial Day Weekend.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Twenty-five of the nation's top boys Under-15 teamssquared off for the US Lacrosse National Championship.
Thursday August 5, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
From an original pool of 200 emerged 24 of the best women’s lacrosse players in the nation, and now they’ll prepare to take on the world in one year’s time.

US Lacrosse Wednesday named the 2011 U.S. Under-19 women’s lacrosse training team following three days of tryouts at UMBC. The 24-player roster will comprise the core of an eventual 18-player team that will attempt to defend America’s standing atop the world at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Women’s World Championship Aug. 3-13, 2011, in Hannover, Germany.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The team that finished the 2010 high school boys’ lacrosse season as Lacrosse Magazine’s No. 1 team in the country began it with a turned-over roster, questions that needed answering and a stunning loss to Sachem North (N.Y.) on opening day.

But over the course of 10 weeks, West Islip (N.Y.) synchronized its pieces in all three thirds to cruise to its fourth New York State large-school championship in five years with a methodical 13-5 victory over a loaded Fairport squad June 12 at Stony Brook University.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Under blue skies and a warm sun, the Scholastic Division at the Lake Placid Summit Classic wrapped up with some big victories. In the U-18 boy's division, Shoreham-Wading River took home the title in a 10-2 performance over The Greene Turtle LC.

In the U-15 boy's division, a very talented Anne Arundel team handed the FCA Youngs Guns a tough loss, 16 - 5. In the first ever U-18 girl's division, Rome 2011 did not lose a game all tournament en route to their title. Rome 2011 got the best of TLC in finals, winning 8 - 6.
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from the Harvard Crimson
Throw together a new head coach, two new captains, and 10 incoming freshmen and you get a Harvard men’s lacrosse team with a very new look.

Three players Shannon expects to make an impact as soon as they step onto the turf at Harvard Stadium are defenseman John Rose, midfielder Eric Slingerland, and attackman Carl Zimmerman (Homer)—three Under Armour All-Americans. “Those are your three stars,” Shannon said.
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from the Lake Placid News
For most of the year, the Olympic village of Lake Placid is far from a hub for boys lacrosse. The small high school doesn’t have a boys team and games can be hard to come by. But that all changes for one week every summer when the Summit Lacrosse Tournament takes place at the North Elba athletic fields.
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from The Corning Leader
Led by five goals from Joe Martuscello, Murphy’s Woodhouse downed Team Geology 13-6 to win the Twin Tiers Outdoor Lacrosse League Championship Wednesday.
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from The Burton View
Your brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid and protected by your hard skull. Normally, the fluid around your brain acts like a cushion that keeps your brain from banging into your skull. But if your head or your body is hit unexpectedly hard, your brain can suddenly crash into your skull and temporarily stop working normally.
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from NLL Insider
“We have certain needs that we are going to address,” Govett said on the team’s web site. “[Orlando goalie] Matt Vinc is arguably the best goalie in the league and that could be an answer for us for years to come. They also have Casey Powell, who is an all-time great player; a future Hall of Famer.
Wednesday August 4, 2010 Share Headlines
from Lacrosse Magazine
Taylor Gait does not hide from her father’s legacy. As a rising junior at Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.), she wears jersey number 22, just like he did. She plays with similar panache. Reports say she has even committed to play for him at Syracuse.

Gait was one of the last to arrive Monday at UMBC, where 165 of the nation’s best high school girls’ lacrosse players reported for tryouts for the 2011 U.S. U19 team. Her father’s parting words?
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from Ithaca Athletics
Jeff Long, Ithaca’s men’s lacrosse coach for the past 23 years, was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in November. He played on the U.S. National Team in 1978 and 1986. Long served as an assistant coach to the U.S. National Team in 1998. His career coaching record stands at 218-115 with seven trips to the NCAA playoffs (including the 1992, 2002 and 2008 semifinals). He is a five-time Empire 8 Coach of the Year and was named Division III Coach of the Year in 1992 by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Long has also been an assistant women’s soccer coach at Ithaca since 1987; the Bombers have made 20 NCAA playoff appearances in that time and won national championships in 1990 and 1991.
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from Inside Lacrosse
In Girls U-18, Rome and TLC cruised through the round robin play and will meet in the championship game tomorrow. In U-18 Boys, the semi-finalists have been set with Ithaca meeting Greene Turtle in one semi and Shoreham Wading River will meet the FCA National High School team in the other semi-final.
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from the Onondaga Roadhawks
With the win, the Redhawks will play second place Niagara Hawks in the Can-Am final on Friday August 6th at 8:30. The winner of this series will represent the Can-Am in the President's Cup in Burnaby, British Colombia Canada. The President's Cup matches championions from teamsin all Providences across Canada. Last year the Redhawks and Niagara battled in the Can-Am final. The Redhawks outscored the Hawks but lost the series 4 games to 2 and the Niagara Hawks were crowned 2009 Can-Am Champions.
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from Harvard Athletics
Ryan Alden (Niskayuna), Gabriel Mendola (Ithaca), and Carl Zimmerman (Homer) are headed to Cambridge. "I am excited to welcome an outstanding class to Harvard and the lacrosse program,” head coach Chris Wojcik said. (Former Harvard head coach) John Tillman and his staff recruited an excellent group of student-athletes, and I am looking forward to the class of 2014 arriving on campus later this month."
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from Laxpower
See how (1) Manhasset (NY) 99.89 vs. (2) Jamesville-DeWitt (NY) 99.67 came out.
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from Penn St. Athletics
Jeff Tambroni (West Genesee), head men's lacrosse coach at Penn State, has announced that Chris Doctor (Skaneateles) and Peter Toner have joined new mentor's staff as assistant coaches. Doctor comes to Penn State after a successful run at Lafayette while Toner joins the Nittany Lion staff from Bryant University.
Tuesday August 3, 2010 Share 8:30AM
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from Inside Lacrosse
Considering teams like Sailin Shoe and Stu Funk have been coming to the Lake Placid Summit Classic forever, there have been plenty of solid rivalries in the event's storied 20-year history.

But last year on the 20th Anniversary, it looks like a new rivalry was born. A group of Syracuse alums, led by Hall of Fame coach Roy Simmons Jr., played in their first Master's I event as the Burnt Orange, battling the Cornell-heavy Rusty Red squad that has dominated the division in recent years. The Red held court, though, fending off the ’Cuse alums 12-10 in the final.
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from Hobart Athletics
Hobart Lacrosse Head Coach T.W. Johnson recently introduced the 13 members of the Class of 2014 that will join the Statesmen for practice in the fall. The newest Statesmen hail from six states and the Canadian province of Ontario.

Attackman Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt), long-stick midfiedler James Cunningham (Fairport), and attackman Alex Love (Geneva) among the class.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Rising Syracuse sophomore Michelle Tumolo and former Orange standout Katie Rowan ‘09 have been selected to the 2010-11 U.S. Women’s Lacrosse national team. The roster was chosen after three days of tryouts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from July 30 – August 1. The 36-member team will train for the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Kailah Kempney finds out Wednesday if her summer of lacrosse results in a chance to play on the top women's team in the country.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
MacManus, a three-year starter, helped EA win its sixth straight Inter-Ac League Episcopal Academy rising senior midfielder Claire MacManus has committed to Cornell crown in 2010. She also played on the Philly 2 team at the National Tournament and has been a member of Ultimate Goal 2011 Blue for six years.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Opportunity knocks Monday for 187 of the nation’s top high school girls’ lacrosse players trying out for the 2011 U.S. women’s U19 team at UMBC.

Twenty-four of them will be selected to a training team Wednesday following the conclusion of a rigorous three-day tryout, with hopes of ultimately qualifying for the 18-player roster that will represent Team USA next summer at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championships in Hanover, Germany.

2011 Women's U-19 Tryout List
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from Clarkson Athletics
Rising junior Hannah Walters (Amherst, NH) spent late-June in the Czech Republic, playing several games with the American International Sports Teams women’s lacrosse team in Prague. “I learned a lot from this trip, but I think the most important (learning experience) was that I play my best lacrosse when I am relaxed and having fun, something that I plan on carrying into our season at Clarkson,” Walters remarked. “I also learned that lacrosse, while it sounds different overseas, is essentially the same great game anywhere.”
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse named the 36-member 2010-11 United States women’s national team Sunday after three days of tryouts involving more than 80 players at UMBC. LMO was there and caught up with Team USA head coach Ricky Fried after the roster announcement. He shared thoughts on the team makeup, his goals as coach and looked ahead to the 2013 World Cup. Fried was an assistant on the 2009 World Cup championship team and is the head coach at Georgetown.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The aroma of popcorn fills the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks sales offices at The Blue Cross Arena this summer. That’s because the sales staff is busy making and packaging popcorn as part of new sales initiative this offseason. The account executives are “Popping in” at local businesses that have not yet renewed their season tickets.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The real difficulty lies in determining where players' careers will take them over the next four years… It's hard enough to break down a potential roster the year of the tryouts, let alone three years before that, but where's the fun in sitting around and waiting until 2013 to see who makes the tryout list?
Monday August 2, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
After three days of scrimmaging and drills among more than 80 players, the coaching staff and selectors for the national team had seen enough to make their final decisions.

Among those selected: Laura Zimmerman (Westhill/UNC), Michelle Tumolo (SU), Katie Rowan (Delmar/SU), Erica LaGrow (Skaneateles/UNC), Katrina Dowd (Yorktown/Northwestern), Daniel Spencer (Brighton/Northwestern).
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from LaxPower
The third round of LaxPower’s National Online Lacrosse Tournament features 8 games between the top teams in the country. Teams were seeded by power rating on an S-curve to create tournament brackets, and winners were determined based on votes from a panel of LaxPower experts and the LaxPower Power Rankings.

Find out who won the battle between (2) Jamesville-DeWitt (NY) 99.67 vs. (3) Deerfield Academy (MA) 99.59.
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from the CBC
An old YouTube video about a Nunavut lacrosse team called the Kugluktuk Grizzlies has inspired a group of Ontario players to start a lacrosse camp in Iqaluit.

"Just teaching children the game of lacrosse for one week and then leaving isn't gonna provide them with a legacy," Wiles said. "What we wanna do is, on a couple nights, have parents from the community come in, where we can actually teach them what's going on in the game of lacrosse, how to coach drills.
Sunday August 1, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from CNYCentral.com
The John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament is held every summer in honor of John Pepper, a West Genesee J-V lacrosse player who passed away in 2001. It features schools from all over Central New York, and quite frankly the entire country.
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from The Associated Press/Washington Post
ONONDAGA NATION, N.Y. -- A group of young men have gathered in the longhouse for the feather dance, and the sounds of their singing filter outside, where Mohawk Chief Howard Thompson sits.

His people call him Onerekowa, the name his predecessors have borne for a thousand years. Each month, when he gathers with the 49 other chiefs from the six Haudenosaunee nations, he stands to speak in the language of his ancestors. And when the 50 come to a decision, they don't take a majority vote. Instead, as it has for a millennium, the leaders of the Iroquois Confederacy decide by consensus.
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from CNYCentral.com
Le Moyne Women's Lacrosse Coach Beth Hewitt is holding Dolphins' girls lacrosse camp this weekend. Truly a great opportunity for any player in Central New York to learn from a local Division-One staff, but also show those coaches their skill set. (Video 1:04)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Evaluating more than 80 players in a span of just three days is a big task. The selectors for the 2010-11 U.S. women's team find that going small is the best way to accomplish their mission.