February 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010 Share 8:00AM
from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

"Absolutely," Sheehan said when asked if the bar for his team is now set at making the Final Four. "For the program as a whole, those are the expectations. It doesn’t need to be plastered on the locker room wall. Because we’ve been around for so long now, those kids who were 12 and 13 when they started going to Final Fours have seen the name Le Moyne for such a long time, it comes with territory. I have no problem with that.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

"They put 34 of their 41 shots on goal in that game," he said. "That’s an incredible statistic, especially at this time of the season."It is one of several reasons for Alberici’s concern as the two New York rivals prepare to meet in a Dome doubleheader that will feature Cornell and Hobart in the nightcap. Army leads the series 38-18, but since 1982 SU has owned a 13-1 advantage, the exception an 8-6 Cadet victory in 2007 in which Liverpool native Adam Fullerton made one brilliant save after another.
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from Cortland Athletics

The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up defense of its Division III national title with a convincing 12-2 win versus eighth-ranked Western New England College Saturday afternoon at a snowy and cold SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Senior Brian Krol (Niskayuna) and sophomore Christian Daly (Syracuse/Jamesville-DeWitt) led the Red Dragons (1-0) with three goals each, while freshman goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) stopped seven shots in his first collegiate game.
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard

In the blue post-game tailgate gathering last May outside of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Cornell men’s lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni stood holding his daughter, holding back the tears and shouldering the enormous weight of disappointment.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

For three seasons Christina Dove was part of the supporting cast on the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team. Now, she is in the spotlight. Dove, who for three seasons was known as Katie Rowan’s most productive sidekick, entered Saturday’s contest at Virginia ranks first among active Division I players in career points (248) and goals (190). She also ranks fifth in assists (58).
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from Stevenson Athletics

Stevenson men's lacrosse senior Steve Kazimer (Henninger) scored nine points on five goals and four assists, to lead an explosive Mustang offense that outscored Kean 22-3 over the final three quarters en route to a 24-4 victory Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

"We blew it," Knighthawks coach Paul Gait said after watching his team lose for the first time this year at Blue Cross Arena and wasted an opportunity to move into sole possession of first place in the East Division. "We should have beaten these guys," Gait continued. "We're a better team, we just didn't play like it."
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from Virginia Athletics

Ed Howard in the spring of 1979 after winning the Graham Award as the team’s best defenseman, the Kraus Memorial Trophy as Hobart’s most outstanding senior athlete, and the Roger Frankel Award as the senior who contributed the most to the Hobart community during his undergraduate career.
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from Colgate Athletics

The Colgate men’s lacrosse team got a goal and an assist from sophomore Patrick Campbell (Massapequa, N.Y.), but fell to Dartmouth 7-3 in a snow covered home opener at Tyler’s Field. Sophomore John Donnally (Madison, N.J.) and senior Michael Crown (Winnetka, Ill.) also added goals for the Raiders, who fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2008, the same year they advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Sixth-ranked Syracuse's comeback came up just short as it allowed the deciding goal with 1:33 remaining in a 14-13 loss at No. 12 Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 27. The setback snaps the Orange’s two-game winnings streak as it goes to 2-1 this season. The Cavaliers also go to 2-1.
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from Albany Athletics

"They did a good job of capitalizing on our mistakes," said UAlbany coach Scott Marr, whose team dropped a 10-9 decision to Denver in last year's opener. "They did a better job of scoring off our turnovers than we did on theirs. We had a chance to go up 10-9 in the third quarter and just missed the goal. They came back and scored, got the momentum, and things snowballed."
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from Canisius Athletics

"Harvard beat us in transition today," said Canisius head coach Randy Mearns. "Our mistakes led to the ball being in the back of our net. Our heart and effort was there today but our full field execution was spotty."
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from Hartwick Athletics

The captains include senior defenders Kevin Miller (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh) and Eric Willadsen (South Windsor, CT/South Windsor), senior midfielder Steve Kuron (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh), junior defender Alex Skvarch (Marcellus), and junior attackman Dave Aitchison (Farmingdale, NY/Farmingdale).
Saturday, February 27, 2010 Share 5:00PM
from Binghamton Athletics

Tom Pereni and Matt Mersey each had three goals, as Lafayette (2-0) held off Binghamton (1-1) 12-9 in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats had been receiving votes in the USILA Top 20 poll heading into the game.
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from North Carolina Athletics

Laura Zimmerman (Westhill) had four goals and two assists and Kristen Taylor (F-M) finished with four goals and one assist as the University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team dominated Oregon on Friday evening at Fetzer Field, defeating the Ducks by a 22-5 score. With the victory, Carolina improved to 4-0 this season. Oregon dropped its first decision of the season, falling to 2-1.
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from Virginia Athletics

The No. 12 Virginia women’s lacrosse team hosts No. 6 Syracuse this weekend in a tough nonconference match-up. The contest is scheduled for the University Hall Turf Field and will be the first game in a doubleheader with Virginia’s men’s team. Opening draw for the women’s game is scheduled for noon, with live statistics available on VirginiaSports.com. The game will also be broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA AM 1070.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Joe Alberici believes the Central New York lacrosse mentality is a perfect fit for the U.S. Military Academy. "I have a bias for Central New York, being from there," said the Auburn native, whose Army team (1-1) will face top-ranked Syracuse at 3 p.m. Sunday (Time Warner) in the Carrier Dome. "I just feel that Upstate kids in general are willing to work extremely hard for what they get, and hard work is the key to success here at West Point. It is a good mindset to have."
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard

Head coach Jeff Tambroni (West Genesee) said Wednesday he's yet to decide whether to go with junior Mat Martinez (Babylon) or freshman A.J. Fiore (Ithaca) on Sunday. "That’s a good question. We honestly haven’t made that decision," Tambroni said. ""We've flip-flopped back and forth."
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from Syracuse Athletics

Sunday’s twin bill will feature four of the seven winningest programs in college lacrosse. All four teams have at least 650 all-time wins with Syracuse, Hobart and Army each topping 700 victories. The Orange is the second winningest program behind Johns Hopkins with 794 victories. Hobart is fourth (719 wins), Army ranks fifth (706 wins) and Cornell is seventh (665 wins). It should be noted the Statesmen earned many of their triumphs at the Division III level before moving to Division I in 1995.
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from The Cornell Daily Sun

Heading on the road to face Hobart in a late Sunday contest, the squad is eager for its first away game of the season. Usually the Red faces off against the Statesmen for its final regular season game, but this year there has been a little shakeup in the schedule, moving college lacrosse’s oldest rivalry to the season opener.
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from the Denver Post

Denver dropped out of the Inside Lacrosse media poll this week, as Albany entered at No. 20. The Great Danes, with four America East titles since 2003, are another in a line of ranked teams DU will face this season, including No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 10 Loyola. An unforgiving schedule for a team in transition.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

"They picked up a few of the best players in the world," Grant said of the Rush, who now have offensive stars Gavin Prout (who came in a trade from the Knighthawks), Ryan Ward (trade from Minnesota) and Ryan Powell (Carthage) (from defunct Portland), along with defensive/transition stud Brodie Merrill (also from Portland). "They've always had one of the best defenses, and now they're fine-tuning it. They've gone from a team that's always been in the basement, but now they've got some world-class players."
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has activated forward Joel McCready and defenseman Cody Johnson. Rochester also signed transition man Kyle Point. In a related move, the K-Hawks moved forward Matt Danowski and defenseman Regy Thorpe to the holdout list.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Get in the middle of any conversation with lacrosse players and you will hear a lot of “I know him” or “I’ve played on his team.” Lacrosse is a close-knit sport and often takes on a family-like atmosphere. That has never been so evident than this weekend’s fundraiser for National Lacrosse League defender Jim Moss.
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from WVIR-TV

It's something high school coaches hear a lot – ‘I'm fine, put me back on the field.' Now there's new legislation in the General Assembly that deals with young athletes and concussions, and it will make getting one of these head injuries more than just an inconvenience.
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from the Colorado Springs Gazette

Eight freshmen have been suspended from the Air Force men's lacrosse team for unspecified violations of academy standards, The Gazette has learned.
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from WickedLocal.com

The price tag of installing a synthetic turf field at Natick High School would be $1.2 million, but officials say the payback would be great with more playing time on the field and reduced maintenance costs.
Friday, February 26, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from The Daily Orange

With Syracuse holding a comfortable 11-2 lead early in the second half, Michelle Tumolo stepped into the spotlight. In just her second collegiate game against Stanford last Sunday, the freshman scooped up a pass from junior attack Tee Ladouceur. In one fluid motion, Tumolo took the ball off the turf and threw the ball over her left shoulder and behind her head into the net.
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from Dr. Fred Opie

[In this photo,] Ed Howard covering Syracuse’s Tim O’Hara, a 2nd Team All-American selection in 1979. In Howard’s playing days the Statesmen dominated the Orange 24 – 8 in 1977, 15 – 9 in 1978, and 16-4 in 1979. Not an easy bit of history for this historian and SU lacrosse alum to write about. The scores above are representative of three years of good old fashioned butt whoopings! It was during this era that upstate teams, Cornell and Hobart, dominated college lacrosse.
from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Danny Brennan, the marvelous faceoff specialist and a catalyst of the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s run to the 2008 national championship, scored one goal in his entire college career. Jeremy Thompson, who took 11 draws last week in the Orange’s 15-9 season-opening victory over Denver, matched Brennan’s output in his first game at SU.
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from The Daily Orange

When John Desko popped in the game tape from last year's 17-6 win against Army, he thought he knew what he was going to get. He knew the final score. He knew his team got the easy win. But instead, Syracuse head coach saw a much less comforting sight. "Last year, I remember the final score, but I didn't realize they were up 2-0 in the game," Desko said. "It is a scary group."
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from the Baltimore Sun

[Grant] Catalino (Webster-Schroeder), a junior attackman, shed about 20 pounds in the offseason to improve his conditioning. The 6-foot-4 Catalino, who said he weighs about 225 pounds, is committed to helping a Terps program that has recently fallen short of expectations.
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from the Baltimore Sun

[Grant] Catalino (Webster-Schroeder), who has scored 95 points on 56 goals and 39 assists in three seasons, said only Maryland, Duke and Georgetown actively sought him. Syracuse and Cornell, two Division I programs closest to him, did not recruit him, but Catalino said he doesn’t use the snub as a vengeance tactic.
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from Inside Lacrosse

During the past three weeks the Cornell lacrosse team has been grinding through the preseason. Many like to dub us as “the team without….” since we graduated such a large, talented, and spirited senior class. The goal of the 2010 Cornell team right now is to come out every day as a self-motivated group, ready and willing to carry on the torch of the 2009 team by creating our own identity.
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from Inside Lacrosse

“We are extremely honored and excited that the NCAA Division II and III Women's Lacrosse Championship Committee has awarded Adelphi the privilege of hosting the Final Four,” Director of Athletics Robert Hartwell stated. “We will use our beautiful new facility and rely on the expertise of the university's entities who will assist in making this championship a first class experience for fans and each student-athlete participating.”
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from Syracuse Athletics

No. 6 Syracuse goes for its third consecutive win to start the season when it plays at No. 12/13 Virginia at noon on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. The game is Syracuse’s first road contest of the season after opening the year with a pair of victories in the Carrier Dome. Virginia enters Saturday’s game with a 1-1 record. Fans in the Syracuse area can listen to the broadcast of the game on WJPZ 89.1FM.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The game features the Third Annual Teddy Bear Auction for CURE Childhood Cancer Association as fans can bid on the bears made by the players during the game. The bears will be stationed in the upper atrium bar area. Bidding begins at 6:35 p.m. and ends at the conclusion of halftime. Fans with matching bids will head down to the turf after the game for a LIVE auction to determine the winner.
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from Major League Lacrosse

Notable players included in today’s new contracts were Greg Downing (Auburn) and Chris Eck (Colgate) of the Boston Cannons, Mike Gabel of the Chicago Machine, Brendan Mundorf, Jesse Schwartzman and Nate Watkins of the Denver Outlaws, Stephen Berger of the Lizards, Kevin Huntley of the Nationals and Mike Levin and Jeff Zywicki from the Washington Bayhawks.
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from the NY Times

If “Toe to Toe” were a young-adult novel, it would be embraced and argued about in classrooms and eagerly read by thoughtful teenage girls. The film’s observations about race, class and friendship are clear and accessible without being overly didactic, and its sometimes harsh candor about female sexuality would not be unfamiliar to devotees of contemporary adolescent literature. But because it is a movie — the first nondocumentary feature film by the writer and director Emily Abt — “Toe to Toe” is likely to languish in art-house limbo, far from the eyes of its ideal audience.
Thursday, February 25, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics

It will be a day of men’s lacrosse in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 28 as four New York teams take the field in a doubleheader. Top-ranked Syracuse will face Army at 3PM in a game that was originally scheduled to start at 5PM Following the conclusion of that game, Cornell and Hobart will meet at 6PM in the season-opener for both teams. The Big Red and Statesmen were initially slated to play Saturday, Feb. 27 in Geneva, but the game has been moved indoors due to potential inclement weather predicted in the region.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

COYNE: The chance of this game actually going off is diminishing by the hour, as Cortland is shown smack dab in middle of the "paralyzed" zone of "snowacane," according to Accuweather.com, but the tilt won't disappoint should it happen.

ZAZZARO: Over the years these two teams have had epic battles with Cortland earning the edge. This is another early, big Pool C game.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

"He did a little bit yesterday," SU coach John Desko said. "I don’t know. It’s probably going to be a game-time decision. I’m hoping he can go if we really need him, but those are the kinds of things where you can go out and do too much too soon and reinjure it and start over again. We just want to make sure he’s really healthy and not going to injure himself by playing in the game."
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from The Ithaca Journal

The Cornell men's lacrosse team begins the 2010 season at 6 p.m. Sunday against Hobart at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The following is a list of five storylines to keep an eye on as the season gets under way . . .
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from LaxPower

Nazareth College (#15) and Western New England College (#8) will travel to Texas for an important Division III match-up. The full line-up for the Patriot Cup is as follows:
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from The Daily Orange

"I've heard a lot of different things the two years that I've been here, and that stuff comes up in the media all the time," Galloway said. "It's just something you have to deal with and keep playing your game, and I think that's what I've done the past couple of years."
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from LaxLessons.com

The Indians, who saw their run of consecutive sectional titles end at four last year, welcome back a strong nucleus, and drew the No. 20 spot in Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason National Power Rankings. Now, here are Kenyon College-bound senior goaltender Fletcher Franklin’s perspective as we prepare for the start of varsity practice.
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from Rhino Lacrosse

Forward Ryan Powell (Carthage) captured the NLL’s Offensive Player of the Week Award today for his eight-point effort that paced the Rush to an all-important 14-13 victory over the Toronto Rock this past Sunday at Rexall Place.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Trudging through 5 blocks of snow-slushed roads--because the sidewalks aren’t shoveled—a crew of 45 carry their equipment through the night’s storm to Gym A of the Women’s Building. All the local schools have shut down their evening activities because of the tempest brewing. We’re supposed to get a record snowfall tonight.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The 16-year pro enters this week’s game against the Edmonton Rush just 66 stops away from passing National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame netminder Dallas Eliuk as the all-time saves leader. Eliuk recorded 6,356 saves during his 18 seasons in the league. O’Toole now has 6,290 following a stellar 34-save performance at Philadelphia on February 20th.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Share 12:30PM
from Dr. Fred Opie

In the winter of 1976 Ed Howard had just become the newest of a long list of, what Hobart All American and Associate Head Lacrosse Coach at the University Virginia, Marc Van Arsdale has coined, DNPs—guys who did not play in high school. “I was lucky enough to be a ball boy for a bunch of those Jerry Schmidt/Dave Urick Hobart Teams in the 70's” says Van Arsdale who grow up in Geneva, New York.
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from the Finger Lakes Times

The offseason for Hobart College lacrosse was defined by the team’s final game of 2009. In that contest, Cornell led 8-1 late after dominating the Statesmen throughout most of the first half. Then, something happened. First, Hobart attackman Jeff Colburn (C-NS) scored two seconds before intermission.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

"I’d much rather have a team that has a number of people scoring than maybe one or two players who are getting all the points," SU coach John Desko said. "I think we become that much harder to cover. To have so many young guys get in scoring position is encouraging. We need to build on that. We need to keep building on that."
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from Sean Kirst/Syracuse.com

Diminish adult fury on the bench and in the stands, and it benefits everyone - especially the children. "We don't want kids to be afraid to fail," said (Tim) Donovan, who played lacrosse at Syracuse University in the late 1970s for Coach Roy Simmons Jr., a guy whose philosophy Donovan tries to emulate. "The losing is where the learning comes in, the kind of lessons we all learned when we chose up sides as kids. Think of your own (sandlot) childhood: No one remembers a loss, but you still learned from that loss."
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from Inside Lacrosse

Well, that was a heck of a weekend. The first big DI showcase for 2010 included overtime victories, record-breaking scoring marks and Top 10 upsets. Here are the individual players who made it happen, as we feature our first Inside Lacrosse Team of the Week.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Trilogy Lacrosse®, The Leader in Lacrosse Education, has announced a nationwide search to fill the position of National Select Team Director. Now in its sixth year, Trilogy Lacrosse conducts clinics, day camps and overnight camps in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Kentucky, Colorado, Florida, Texas and California. In 2009 the Select Team Program fielded successful teams at multiple age levels in Maryland, New Jersey and Texas.
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from YaHoo! News

Under Armour, (NYSE:UA) the Baltimore-based leader in performance apparel and footwear, announced today the launch of a new national multi-faceted campaign, “Protect This House. I Will.”, which features breakout stars from multiple sports and showcases the company’s deep-rooted commitment to training and performance.
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from Dr. Fred Opie

With all but four players returning, the RIT men’s lacrosse team has high hopes for the 2010 campaign. The Tigers have goals of winning the Empire 8 Championship and advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship. First-year Head Coach Jake Coon will lead the Tigers this season. Coon comes to RIT after spending the last five years as an assistant coach at Division I UMASS-Amherst. Coon is no stranger to success, leading Nazareth to the 1997 Division III Championship as a player, and coaching in a two NCAA Championship games, in 2004 (Nazareth) and 2006 (UMASS) . He later went on to play professionally for the Rochester Rattlers and the Boston Cannons. “I am extremely excited to be the new head lacrosse coach at RIT,” said Coon. “It is an honor to associate myself with such a prestigious institution, and a lacrosse program with such a rich tradition.”
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from Cornell Athletics

The Cornell women’s lacrosse team will open its 40th season of competition when it visits Rutgers on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 12 p.m. at the RU Turf Field. Live stats courtesy of Rutgers will also be available at www.ScarletKnights.com. After a 9-7 season in 2009, the Big Red return eight starters and 14 letter winners into a promising new campaign. Ranked No. 18 in the latest Inside Lacrosse media poll and No. 20 in the IWLCA coaches’ poll, Cornell has had tremendous success in both season openers and games against Rutgers.
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from Army Athletics

Army freshman attackman Garrett Thul scored four goals and added an assist, but it was visiting Bryant holding on for a 7-6 victory, Tuesday afternoon, in lacrosse action at Michie Stadium.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Syracuse senior Christina Dove and freshman Michelle Tumolo received national honors for their performances this past weekend against Colgate and Stanford. Dove was named Offensive Player of the Week by WomensLacrosse.com, while Tumolo was honored by WomensLax.com as the Rookie of the Week.
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from Syracuse Athletics

A day after being selected to the inaugural BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Honor Roll, Syracuse junior captain Joel White (Cortland) received another weekly honor. He was one of three defenders named to the Inside Lacrosse Team of Week on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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from the Baltimore Sun

Sophomore R.J. Wickham's (Penn Yan) 19-save performance in No. 11 Navy's 8-7 overtime loss to No. 10 Loyola earned him Patriot League honors as Goalkeeper of the Week, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.
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from Syracuse Athletics

After winning its first two games of the 2010 season in convincing fashion, Syracuse moved up one spot in the Inside Lacrosse media poll. The Orange is ranked No. 6 this week, receiving 178 votes.
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from St. Lawrence University

Come out and cheer on the St. Lawrence men’s lacrosse team as they play two games in Southern California during their Spring Break.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

When Leigh Mitchell dropped to the turf in practice last March, TCNJ coach Sharon Pfluger turned from her spot nearby and walked at a panicked pace away from the scene. "Oh, my God. Oh, my God," she repeated under her breath, her head bowed toward the turf.
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from US Lacrosse

National lacrosse participation increased 8.4 percent in 2009, according to research by US Lacrosse for its annual participation report. There were 568,021 lacrosse players that were members of organized teams across the country in 2009, from the youth level all the way on up through the professional ranks.
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from Orlando Titans

Like most players on the Titans roster, team captain Casey Powell (Carthage) lay slumped in total exhaustion on the Amway Arena turf. After going through the traditional handshake line with the visiting team, Powell was surprised to notice the majority of the 8,000 fans who attended the game were still in the stands and staring at the field in stunned silence.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Share 11:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse

Binghamton (1-0) defeated No. 20 Colgate 7-6 on Saturday. It marked the program's fifth-ever win over a nationally-ranked opponent in its nine-year history ... junior goalie Dan Solazzo (Yorktown Hieghts, N.Y./Herkimer CC) made a successful debut in goal for Binghamton, making 12 saves as the Bearcats defeated No. 20 Colgate 7-6 on Saturday.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Upsets, near-upsets, shootouts, buzzer beaters and historic debuts marked the most dramatic weekend of college lacrosse this side of Memorial Day. And it’s only February. Here’s a more in-depth look at the stunners.
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from The Providence Journal

The New England Patriots and Revolution announced on Monday that FieldTurf’s Duraspine PRO will be installed at Gillette Stadium in the coming weeks. It will be in place for the New England Lacrosse Classic on April 3, a week before the Revolution open their season on April 10.
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from The Niagara-Gazette

The Niagara-Wheatfield product was one of three former players inducted into the hall, joining Dan Stroup and John Tucker in the class of 2010.
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from Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced the contract signings of Bud Light MVP Paul Rabil, Max Seibald and several other star players, according to Commissioner David Gross. Player contracts are currently being submitted for the upcoming 2010 MLL season which begins on May 15th.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The early season isn’t a time for overreaction. With all the preseason preparation taking effect and the results coming in, it’s tempting to inflate the positive impressions and balk at the negative ones. But, as last year’s early season check-in can attest, things change quickly in the game of high-level college lacrosse honors.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Division III is just easing into regular season play and it's looking like another good year for the nation's largest division. As usual, there will be plenty of individual talent dispersed around the division and we wanted to highlight some players to watch in the early going.
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from Lacrosse Magazines

Stanford @ Syracuse
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from Lacrosse Magazines

Denver @ Syracuse
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from Syracuse Athletics

Seniors Christina Dove and Eileen Finn teamed up to sweep the first BIG EAST women’s lacrosse weekly awards of the 2010 season. Dove earned the Offensive Player of the Week award, while Finn was named the Defensive Player of the Week. It is Dove’s second career Player of the Week honor and the first for Finn.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

. . . Miller felt great, too. The junior midfielder had spent the better part of a year working on his shooting accuracy after practice and sometimes on a local high school field after games. His hard left-handed shot on the run, SU's first of the game, ripped the back of the net and the Orange was on its way.
Monday, February 22, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from JustLacrosse

Syracuse gained one convert as #2 Virginia lost one of the two first place votes they had last week. Duke really paid the price for losing, dropping from #3 to #8 this week, while North Carolina (#4) and Notre Dame (#6) each climb two spots. Loyola jumped four places to #12, while UMBC and Navy both fell five slots, now sitting at #16 and #18, respectively. Bucknell climbed three to join Georgetown at #14, and Delaware cracked the Top 20, tied at #19 with Albany.

There could be even more movement next week as the IVY League teams begin play. Cornell and Princeton held their positions, while Havard climbed one spot and Brown floated up two. All hope to gain more ground after hitting the field.
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from Syracuse Athletics

“When we came out, we executed and everything seemed to work,” said head coach Gary Gait. “That's what you always hope for. It’s a good start to the season. We have lots to work on. We’re always looking to execute better offensively and defensively, be a little more consistent on our transitions. Overall, it was a great weekend and we're ready to move forward and look at Virginia.”

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from the Syracuse Post-Standard

“Over the last 48 hours, the number of calls and e-mails I’ve gotten from alumni, the campus and surrounding community strongly suggests that Le Moyne has made the right decision,” said Matt Bassett, Le Moyne’s assistant vice president and director of athletics.
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from Dr. Fred Opie

Buffalo-bred African Americans starting Hobart defensemen Mac Nelson (Timon High School) and Ed Howard (Canisus High School). Nelson, a football player who walked on and made the varsity, persuaded Howard, a former basketball player at the college, to walk on to the Hobart Lacrosse team in 1977. (Photo circa 1978)
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

Exacerbating the Orange's anxiety was this unsettling situation: Junior close defender John Lade had gone down with a thigh injury and fellow junior close defender Tom Guadagnolo was still recovering from illness. Neither was in uniform when SU took the field. Thanks to the efforts of senior Brandon Conlin, redshirt freshman Dave Hamlin (New Hartford) and true freshman Brian Megill the SU defense never skipped a beat, allowing only five goals through three quarters before the subs took over. Syracuse won 15-9. Conlin and Megill started alongside senior veteran Matt Tierney, and Hamlin joined them in a rotation and also fplayed on SU's man-down unit, which allowed a respectable two goals on seven Denver man-ups.
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from The Daily Orange

Eight minutes in, Syracuse continued scoring goal after goal. The Orange cycled the ball effortlessly and found multiple ways to get right in front of the cage. Stanford could not contain Syracuse's attack. Time after time, an SU player would find an open seam.
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from The Daily Orange

Marasco took a pass at the top of the box with a little more than four minutes remaining in the first quarter and squared up to face the Denver defense. After a quick dodge, Marasco took off toward the goal down the right hash. He easily blew past a defender and ripped a left-handed shot past Denver goalie Peter Lowell.
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from the Toronto Star

Ryan Powell made sure the Edmonton Rush remained undefeated at home. Powell led the way with four goals as the Rush avenged their loss to the Toronto Rock last week in a tight 14-13 victory in National Lacrosse League action Sunday afternoon “I’ve been struggling a bit this year, there’s no doubt about that,” said Powell. “The coach wanted me to focus on doing some different things. Early on I was trying to do too much with the ball on my stick. This is a huge win for our team to stay above .500 and beat a good team like Toronto.”
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from Jacksonville Athletics

The Dolphins gained possession and pushed for a winner when Tissenbaum fired a shot from five yards out with 34 seconds remaining but the ball was saved. Freshman midfielder Cameron Mann was in the right place at the right time, however, to scoop up the ground ball and complete a quick pass to freshman attackman Nick Scalzo (Webster-Thomas) who pushed the ball past goalie (Zander Buteux) for the program’s first win.
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from the Journal-Register

As he prepares for a weeknight practice with the Niagara County Community College men’s lacrosse team he’s set to unveil this spring, Kilgour seems at peace with where he is, even if his haunt is nowhere near the accommodations he got used to playing for the Buffalo Bandits.
Sunday, February 21, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Le Moyne College

Following a comprehensive three-year review of Le Moyne College's athletic division classification - which included broad participation by the campus community, alums, students and consultants - the institution's Board of Trustees has endorsed the president's recommendation that the College continue as a competitor at the Division II level. "This decision represents a vision and strategy that will benefit the College on many different levels," said Le Moyne President Fred Pestello, Ph.D. "The process resulted in a better understanding of athletics at Le Moyne, and will help us determine the appropriate level of resources necessary to support a premier athletics program that enhances all we do as an institution. I'm heartened by the Board's endorsement, which will serve to strengthen our already established position as a strong competitor at this level and within the Northeast 10 Conference."
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Junior Frank Donlon scored two goals and dropped off an assist leading Binghamton (1-0) to a close 7-6 win over No. 20 Colgate (0-1) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on a chilly Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The win was Binghamton's fifth win over a ranked team in program history. Binghamton opened the game with quick goal from Donlon at the 13:46 mark in the first quarter. Colgate quickly answered with three goals before Donlon would get his second goal of the day just before the period ended to end the first 3-2 in Colgate's favor.
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from Army Athletics

Army junior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) totaled three goals and three assists as the Black Knights held off a tough VMI squad to take an 11-9 victory in their season-opener, Saturday, at Michie Stadium.
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from Donnie Webb/Syracuse.com

Stephenson declined to specify the number of scholarships funded by the university. He said institutional decision helped his program sign freshmen attackmen Tyler Perrelle (Mahopac) and Matt Springer (Hamburg), who should made an immediate impact for the Bearcats.
(Editor's Note: This was written before Saturday's Bearcat upset of Colgate - Matt Springer scored two goals, and Perrelle scored the game winner.)

Video highlights (after the BB footage)
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from the Stony Brook Independent

Going into the first game of the season for both clubs, the Siena Saints knew they had to focus on shutting down the prolific Stony Brook scoring duo of Kevin Crowley and Jordan McBride. In the end, the Saints could not manage to slow down the two Seawolves.
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from NLL.com

Brett Queener (Penn Yan) brought Boston within one at 11-10 with 30 seconds left in the game. With six seconds remaining, the Blazers won possession and forward Jamie Rooney ripped a shot from the point past Vinc to tie the game as the clock expired.
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from Colgate Athletics

Colgate University freshman Peter Baum (Portland, Ore.) scored his first three collegiate goals and junior Ben McCabe (Brunswick, Maine) added two in a 7-6 loss at Binghamton in men’s lacrosse action, Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Georgetown hosted Albany on a snow -lined field for their final scrimmages of the preseason. There was a request for no media coverage, so this report is deliberately vague in terms of personnel and scoring.
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from Maryland Athletics

Junior Grant Catalino (Webster Schroeder) had six points on two goals and four assists to lead the sixth-ranked University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a 12-7 season-opening victory over Bellarmine Saturday afternoon at Owlsey B. Frazier Stadium.
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from UMBC Athletics

The Retrievers had won eight consecutive overtime games dating back to an 11-10 loss at Penn early in the 2006 campaign. UMBC had also won seven consecutive home openers, dating back to a loss to Navy in 2002 and the Retrievers had won 21 straight Saturday home affairs since No. 1 Maryland won, 9-4, in 2006.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

The Blue Devil offense and its trademark fast-break attack stalled in the face of the Irish defenders, who limited Duke to just 15 shots in the first half and only 33 for the game. Notre Dame led from start to finish and shut out the Blue Devils in the fourth quarter.
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from the Baltimore Sun

Navy goalie R.J. Wickham (Penn Yan) had played a superb game, but the one player he couldn't shut down in regulation Saturday victimized him again in sudden-death overtime.
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from NLL Insider

Second half hat trick for Gary Gait lifts Knighthawks to win.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Sixth-ranked Syracuse faces its first ranked opponent of the season on Sunday when it hosts No. 12 Stanford at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Both teams enter the contest with 1-0 records. The Orange defeated Colgate, 17-5, in its season opener, while Stanford defeated Le Moyne.
Saturday, February 20, 2010 Share 9:45AM


from Syracuse Athletics

Senior Cody Jamieson scored a career-high four goals to lead top-ranked Syracuse (1-0) past Denver, 15-9, in the season opener for both teams at the Carrier Dome on Friday, Feb. 19. It was the 10th straight win for the Orange, the longest active winning streak in the nation. The Orange’s other offensive leaders were junior attackman Stephen Keogh, who contributed two goals, and senior Chris Daniello, junior Jeremy Thompson, junior Jovan Miller and freshman JoJo Marasco, who each had a goal and an assist. Miller also collected six ground balls to tie for team-high honors in that category.

more photos from Rich Barnes
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from Syracuse Athletics

Freshman Michelle Tumolo recorded a game-high seven points in her Orange debut to lead the No. 6 Syracuse women's lacrosse team to a 17-5 victory against Colgate in the Carrier Dome on Friday, Feb. 19. It marks the third consecutive season the Orange has won its season opener, while Colgate goes to 1-1 on the season. “We did a great job,” said third-year head coach Gary Gait. “Colgate had a few early goals against us but we settled down and really did a good job. It was a well-balanced attack. I thought the freshmen did well. On defense, we have lots of senior leadership. We got caught early on a couple goals but we really relaxed and started trusting each other and shut them down for more than half a game.”
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Post-game interview with John Desko (4:52)
from Syracuse.com

Syracuse vs. Denver lacrosse

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from Le Moyne Athletics

The two teams each scored a goal over the opening 2:27 of the contest before the Cardinal rattled off seven straight goals.
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from Colgate Athletics

Courtney Miller (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and Colleen Bubnack (West Genesee) each scored twice, but it wasn’t enough as Colgate fell to sixth-ranked Syracuse 17-5 in women’s lacrosse action Friday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
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from Dr. Frederick Opie

Do you remember this poster? Hobart All American Defensemen Ed Howard # 26 throwing a nasty over the head check on a unidentified Washington College player. I believe Ed Howard was the first African American college player in the lime light that I ever saw; I still remember seeing this poster of of him above, throwing this great over the head check against a Washington College player in the 1977 Division III championship game.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Coach Steve Beville, who's made the title game in each of his first four years as head coach of the Red Dragons, is confident in his team's focus.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Ten months after its season ended on an overtime goal in the America East playoffs, the Binghamton University men's lacrosse team will start anew Saturday. And there is optimism that a very athletic, balanced Bearcats team is poised to make strides forward following two down seasons.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Pat O'Toole could sense last week during practice that his teammates were wondering, if only just a bit, what was up with their longtime starting goaltender.
Friday, February 19, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

The Syracuse University lacrosse team last season became the first Division I squad to win consecutive national championships in more than a decade. The coaches and media have decided the Orange is the favorite to make it three in a row. “It’s a little different group than in the past,” Desko said. “Obviously, the last couple of years we’ve had some very strong senior classes. I think we’re going to be relying on more younger players than we’re used to. I think they’re going to be a very good group. It’s a matter of when.”

More preview: Captains, newcomers, coaches
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from Donnie Webb/Syracuse.com

As Colgate transitions to a midfield-oriented offense now that the dynamic attackman Brandon Corp has completed his eligibility, head coach Jim Nagle said the Raiders have the perfect fuel at the moment – winter. That’s because in this difficult stretch of fitting practices into shifting windows around snow and cold events on campus, there is a constant that fits the direction Nagle is pointing the team.

“Actually,” Nagle said, “what we make them do is run … to stay warm. We’re very good running. I don’t know about catching and throwing, but we don’t need motivation to run.”
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from Inside Lacrosse

We wanted to share a great story about the Oswego men's lacrosse team, a Division III team in the SUNYAC. The team is currently in their fourth year supporting the St. Balricks Cancer Foundation, a charity aimed at combating childhood cancer. The team has raised over $41,000 in the past three years, including $17,000 last year. They have a team goal of $18,000 this year, which you can still help them reach.
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from Le Moyne Athletics

First-year Head Coach Beth Hewitt leads the Dolphins to the Carrier Dome on Friday to face Stanford University at 1:00 PM to open the 2010 season. The game marks the second time in three seasons the Dolphins and Cardinal have met to open the season.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

"I think yesterday we kind of cleared the air with my team," said Tierney, whose Denver Pioneers will visit the Dome for the first time ever at 7 p.m. today vs. top-ranked Syracuse in the season opener for both teams. "I was worried that it’s all about me. That’s over. It is us together . . . our team. We’ve gone through a lot to make it that way. It’s time to move forward."
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from the Denver Post

"They'll be raising their championship banner. And what we're hoping, with my years of experience with Syracuse, is that we'll come in flying under the radar," Tierney said.
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from Denver Athletics

DU and Syracuse will meet for just the second time in program history on Friday. Both teams first met on March 10 2002 as the Orangemen took a 13-10 decision from the Pioneers in Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
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from LaxLessons.com

The Rye Garnets’ run of four straight Section 1 Class C titles ended last season with a 10-7 setback to Putnam Valley last June in the sectional finsld. Junior defenseman Michael Collins (shown defending against Rye Country Day’s J.P. Garry last season) will be among the players the Garnets will be counting on if they are to regain sectional supremacy.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

If you see John Grant Jr. walking around Rochester, you might notice his choice of headgear has a common theme. From his Philadelphia 76ers winter hat to his Flyers and Phillies baseball hats, it is obvious what city is home to his favorite sports teams.
Thursday, February 18, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine

Saying his team was too “one-dimensional last year,” Syracuse coach Gary Gait is going into full makeover mode at both ends of the field. After losing prolific scorer Katie Rowan, who produced 112 points in 2009, to graduation, the Orange has to figure out another way to get the job done. Gait feels that senior midfielder Christina Dove and senior attacker Halley Quillinan are ready for prime-time roles. Junior middie Tee Ladouceur also will be looked to for more output on a unit that could boast more scoring options.
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from the Positive Coaching Alliance

Linda Michele, Lady Roc Lacrosse (East Rochester, NY) was one of 20 honored with PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award® presented by Liberty Mutual, and holding those coaches up as examples for more coaches to emulate.
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from Donnie Webb/Syracuse.com

The sixth-ranked Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team opens the 2010 season on Friday against Colgate at the Carrier Dome. Game time is 4. Admission is free through halftime. Back to lead head coach Gary Gait’s team are goal-keeper Liz Hogan, the preseason defensive player of the year in the Big East; attack Christina Dove, who second all-time at Syracuse in scoring (238 points) and goals (181); previous Big East defender of the year Lindsay Rogers; and attack Halley Quillinan.
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John Galloway - The Art of the Pass

from Lacrosse Magazine

Ask John Galloway whether he would rather stone an opposing shooter from the crease or unleash an accurate 50-yard pass to a teammate and trigger a fast break and you will get option C — all of the above.
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from The Daily Orange

"This year there were a lot of freshmen," senior midfielder Halley Quillinan said. "Watching them come in from August until now and seeing how much they've grown, it's really incredible."
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from The Daily Orange

Don't call Jeremy Thompson a success story. Not yet, anyway. Save that designation for when he returns to the Onondaga Nation and reintegrates into his native heritage. Only then will he consider his journey complete.
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from The Daily Orange

"Since early on, as long as I can remember, I have always loved the game of lacrosse," Jamieson said. "Even now when I watch people play lacrosse, it gives me the itch to get out there, so it was just the same back then. I just get this itch, and I need to play."
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from The Daily Orange

All his life, Joel White has been a scorer . . . How ironic, then, that going into his junior year as a midfielder on the Syracuse men's lacrosse team, White just might be the most important defensive player on the Orange roster.
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from The Daily Orange

Cindy threw the lacrosse ball with her young son in their front yard. Her son Tim - like all the other children growing up near West Genesee High School in Camillus, N.Y. - loved lacrosse. He loved it since he was 2. Cindy says she taught Tim to play lacrosse. Tim's father, John, couldn't coach his youth teams. Dad was busy. So Tim threw the ball back to his mother. Back-and-forth, back-and-forth, until the day his father could coach him.
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from The Daily Orange

They all came for JoJo Marasco that first week of practice. The cheap shots barked by his future teammates weren't the kind normally rendered on hot-shot freshmen. Then again, not all freshmen pushed the envelope like Marasco. Some of his teammates thought he was cocky. They thought that he had no respect for tradition. They all wanted a piece of him.
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from The Daily Orange

For the 2009 national champions, defense was a staple of their success. At times, the unit was absolutely dominating. During the regular season, the Orange ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 7.38 goals per contest. That was the lowest mark for an SU squad since 1970.
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from The Daily Orange

This season, for the first time since 1987, Tierney will not be leading the Princeton men's lacrosse team. Instead, he'll be nearly 1,800 miles away, coaching a Denver team that has made the NCAA tournament just two times in the program's history. The move also pulls the sport's attention west, to an area somewhat foreign to the college lacrosse world.
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from LaxPower

The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been picked to win its third straight Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship, as voted upon by the league's 11 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning.
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from Cortland Athletics

Cortland finished 19-2 last spring, setting a school record for victories in a season, and won its second NCAA title in four years. The Red Dragons have advanced to the national title game four consecutive seasons.
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from Cortland Athletics

The Red Dragons finished 14-7 last season, won their 11th consecutive State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title and played in the NCAA tournament for the 11th consecutive season. Cortland won its NCAA opener before losing in the second round.
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from Cornell Athletics

In goal, the Big Red will have three options, all intriguing, but senior Kristen Reese seems entrenched in the starting position. When healthy, Reese is one of the top shot-stoppers in the Ancient Eight.
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from Inside Lacrosse

With back to back NCAA championship titles, it would be easy for the Syracuse Orange to get cocky. Coach John Desko; however, doesn’t let the fame get to his head or his players.
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from LaxLessons.com

As we told you earlier this week, one of the game’s premier faceoff specialists, Chris Eck (Colgate), will be doing his thing on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a clinic presented by Dynasty Lacrosse at the East Fishkill Golf and Baseball Center in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. I just completed a Q&A with Chris on the clinic. Be sure to check it out.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The Lancers are the only Upstate school to make break the Top 10.
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from Inside Lacrosse

NY dominates regional Top 10.
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from SportsFive.net

Kyle Barrett and Paul Wilson will once again offer a clinic for team statisticians. This year the clinic will be held on Thursday, March 4th at 6:00 PM at the Pittsford library. This is an opportunity to learn how to keep lacrosse stats and how to create "Full Stats" for games played in Section Five.
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from PetitionOnline.com

Your chance to help make Lacrosse an Olympic sport once again.
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from SportsMedia News

ESPN’s 2010 men’s and women’s college lacrosse season — featuring the most extensive schedule to date with 57 games, primarily on ESPNU — will begin Friday, Feb. 19, with a regular-season matchup and conclude with the NCAA National Championship May 31. For the first time, every NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship game will be offered in high definition through ESPNU HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPN HD. In addition, ESPNU will produce 16 regular-season games in high definition.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Share 1:30PM
from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

"Not yet," he said Tuesday afternoon when asked if he has settled on his midfield lines for the 7 p.m. game Friday in the Carrier Dome. "I think we’re probably going to go with experience. We see (Josh) Amidon and (Jovan) Miller, but we need them to step up. I think Jeremy Thompson has been doing a good job. I think we can use (true freshman) JoJo Marasco in a couple of positions. I think he’s going to be a talented player.
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from the Empire 8 Conference

Nazareth College, which captured the conference championship last year as the fourth seed in the tournament, is the favorite to capture the Empire 8 Men’s Lacrosse Championship again this season, according to the preseason coaches’ poll. The Golden Flyers received seven first-place votes.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Experience dominated the top midfield lines in the 2009 NCAA title game — both Syracuse and Cornell started three seniors on their first units. For the Orange, that means the bullish Dan Hardy, fleet-footed Pat Perritt and do-everything Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Matt Abbott are gone, as well as Scott Kahoe and Greg Niewieroski from the second line.

Enter junior Josh Amidon (LaFayette) and a cast of versatile teammates who coach John Desko (West Genesee) said are capable but not yet specifically identifiable. The group includes a pair of newcomers in freshman JoJo Marasco (Somers) and Onondaga Community College transfer Jeremy Thompson (LaFayette).
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from The Daily Orange

Brian Megill was supposed to be on the other end of the sidelines last Friday afternoon. He was supposed to follow the path of his brother Ray, a three-year starter as a defenseman on the Maryland lacrosse team from 2004-07. "Oh yeah, there was huge pressure to go to Maryland," Megill said. "Ever since seventh grade, it was like, 'Oh, this kid's going to go to Maryland, his younger brother's going to go to Maryland.'" Somewhere along the way, though, he veered off the course his older brother created. He wanted to carve his own path, and he found himself at Syracuse. And there he was on Friday afternoon on the other side, starting in SU's final scrimmage against so many friends, a key cog in the Orange's first defensive line as a freshman.
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from Inside Lacrosse

A good way to get everyone involved is the three man/two ball drill. Leave it to Ryan Powell (Carthage) to run through a new-look line drill to give each player a chance to become a complete offensive player. (Video 3:37)
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Horseheads boys varsity basketball coach Steve Monks won't return to the team this season, but he hopes to be ready for the start of boys modified lacrosse practice on March 23.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Just about now, every high school and college coach is asking himself the same question: “Does a wide-open or patient style give us the best chance to win?”
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from NLL Insider

The Orlando Titans have announced that transition player Jarett Park (CBA) has re-injured his shoulder during the team’s Week 5 game in Denver, a 12-5 road win over the Colorado Mammoth.
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from Albany Athletics

University at Albany's Olivia Jarem, a midfielder on the women's lacrosse team, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, as announced on Tuesday, Feb. 16 by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Jarem was one of 13 females nationwide to receive the award. Jarem, a senior from Clifton Park, N.Y. and a graduate of Shenendehowa High, has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in psychology with a minor in education.
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from NPR

"We know the developing brain really needs time to do just that — develop," says Dr. Anthony Alessi, a Connecticut neurologist active in the American Academy of Neurology's sports section. "So any repeated head injury becomes an issue of concern."

Click here for an expanded audio report.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Carraro can do more than just face off, but his compact clamp and ability to get out of the crouch quickly will allow him to make an immediate impact at midfield. The ECAC, the conference Denver and other former GWLL affiliates joined this year, honored Carraro as its preseason rookie of the year. He replaces Ben Wahler, a good leader who won 58 percent of faceoffs last year.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Education and information are truly powerful tools for families to use in navigating the college search. By developing a foundational base of information related to a new and potentially daunting experience, families and prospects will only increase their awareness about an important life decision that will build confidence and bolster their personal plan for success.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

US Lacrosse has announced that Krystin Porcella, a former U.S. U-19 team assistant coach and the current head coach at The John Carroll School (Md.), will serve as the head coach for the U.S. U-19 women’s lacrosse team that will compete in the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Göttingen, Germany.
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from the America East Conference

UMBC and Stony Brook University, which shared the America East men’s lacrosse regular-season title and met in the championship game a year ago, have been selected co-favorites to capture the 2010 crown, according to the preseason coaches’ poll, which was announced Tuesday.
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from NLL.com

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Right To Play is supported by an international team of top athletes from more than 40 countries, including the players of the National Lacrosse League.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Eleven different Mids scored in their opener against the Keydets.
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from The Daily Targum

It does not take men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse) long to get to the point. When asked about the upcoming season he simply knows his team has something to prove. It is five years since the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team qualified for the NCAA Tournament and it is coming off a 4-11 season, the worst since 2002 — Stagnitta’s first year in charge of the program.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Share 1:45PM
from SUNY Oswego Athletics

The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team has received honorable mention recognition for the Jostens/National Association Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) Community Service Award in the category of an array of projects/activities completed during the 2008-09 academic year recently announced by NADIIIAA Awards Committee Chair Gary Karner.

The men’s lacrosse program took part in numerous community service projects, including the Green/Gold/Pink intra-squad game that supports breast cancer research, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser to support childhood cancer research, and participating in Sarah’s Walk to raise funds for platelet disorder research.
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from LacrossePlayground.com

Back in September LPG mentioned Transition will be submitted to film festivals in the coming year. It has just been announced Transition has been selected to screen at the 6th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Audience Choice Screenings on February 25th at 8:00pm at the DUO Theatre.
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Cortland #1, Le Moyne #2 in USILA's Top 20's
from LaxPower

Ithaca, Nazareth, Geneseo #14-15, St, Lawrence #18.

Division III | Division II
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from LaxLessons.com

Rye midfielder Jack O’Callaghan, one of the top juniors in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, told me this morning that he has decided on a college after being recruited by many Division I programs. “I have verbally committed to Coach (Jim) Nagle at Colgate and am looking forward to playing there with Kevin Gordon,” O’Callaghan said.
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from the Pepsi Refresh Project

The "Grow Lacrosse" project focuses on bringing elite lacrosse players and coaches to areas where the sport is still growing. Our coaches will consist of NCAA college and Professional players who will provide positive examples to students learning America's fastest growing sport. These clinics will be done at no cost to the student.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Check out photos from the biggest WDIA event this side of Nationals.
Monday, February 15, 2010 Share 3:00PM

from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

JoJo Marasco, the true freshman who is destined to gain significant playing time this season for the Syracuse University lacrosse team, split time between midfield and attack Friday in the Orange's 10-7 preseason victory over Maryland. It will be interesting to see where he plays Friday when SU opens the season in the Carrier Dome vs. Denver. This much is clear: Marasco will play.
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from JustLacrosse

Duke needing OT to down Bucknell allowed Virginia to jump into second place, even though Duke received 3 first place votes while UVa didn't receive any. Virginia placed either #2 or #3 with every voter, while Duke's struggle with the Bisons created enough doubt to drop several places on some ballots.

Other moves of note include Cornell moving up one after their scrimmage with Hopkins, and Maryland giving up a spot to Notre Dame after their visit to the Dome Friday. UMBC and Harvard traded places, while Navy jumped two spots after dominating VMI in their opener. And Bucknell was rewarded for their showing against last week's #2 Duke by slipping into the #17 position.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Luckily for the Big Red, there’s no time to grieve for a team that must replace 16 seniors, six starters, three All-Americans, a Tewaaraton winner and Team USA member in under two weeks. How that’s going so far for the Big Red, according to coach Jeff Tambroni, can best be described as “a work in progress.”
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from Syracuse.com

Must have First Aid and CPR Certification.
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from LaxLessons.com

One of the game’s premier faceoff arts, former Colgate star Chris Eck, will be sharing his knowledge on one of the game’s most important elements.
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from the LA Times

Not familiar with one of the oldest team sports in the Americas? Neither was (designer) Bastian, who told me at the fall/winter 2010 presentation (appropriately enough staged at St. Anthony's Memorial Gym in New York's SoHo district) that he'd never played it -- or even attended a school that fielded a team.
Sunday, February 14, 2010 Share 11:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse

Johns Hopkins beat Cornell by an unofficial 8-6 score in a scrimmage on Saturday in Ithaca, NY. Cornell led 5-3 at halftime, but Hopkins surged in the second half, while holding the Big Red to a single goal. Several hundred hardy fans were treated to four quarters of a hard-fought scrimmage that was played at game pace. The day gave a solid glimpse of the starting lineups and key backups likely to take the field when it counts for real.
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from Canisius Athletics

Senior Brett Poissant (Henninger) scored her career-high fifth goal of the game with 49 seconds remaining in regulation to lead the Canisius College women's lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory against Longwood in the team's season opener.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

All John Grant could do Saturday afternoon was shake his head and breathe a sigh of relief. Although the stat sheet indicated that he had a decent game, scoring three goals and three assists to lead the Knighthawks to an 11-9 victory over the Boston Blazers, Grant knew better.
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from NLL.com

Mark Steenhuis scored a pair of goals to go along with six assists, and Brett Bucktooth chipped in with a pair of goals to lead the Buffalo Bandits over the Philadelphia Wings, 13-11, in front of 7,723 fans at the Wachovia Center on Saturday.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

A resident has filed an appeal over the Jan. 19 capital project vote that would build two turf fields and provide a series of auditorium enhancements for Webster schools.
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from Colgate Athletics

Courtney Miller (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and Amanda O’Sullivan (Centerville, Va.) each scored three times as the defending Patriot League champs Colgate outlasted Stony Brook 10-9 in women’s lacrosse action, Saturday afternoon at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. After the Seawolves rallied back from a three-goal deficit, the Raiders regained the lead with 8:23 remaining in the second half as the combination of Meghan Lawler (Liverpool) and Miller struck for the third time on the afternoon. A little over three minutes later, O’Sullivan gave Colgate some much needed insurance with her third score versus the Seawolves on a successful free position shot. The freshman’s goal turned out to be the game winner as Stony Brook closed to 10-9 with 50 seconds left.
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from Dr. Frederick Opie

When Syd Abernethy enrolled in the Naval Academy, the school had a reputation for great attackman including Hall of Famers Jimmy Lewis (Uniondale 64-66), Jeff Long (Irondequoit 74-77), Brendan Schneck (Syosset 77-78), and Mike Buzzell (West Genesse 77-80).
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from Dr. Frederick Opie

In high school I indentified with attackman like Mike O’Neil and, after a 1981 Army Navy NCAA lacrosse playoff game, Syd Abernethy. I also idolized Army’s great defensemen Bob Henry who covered Syd that game; Abernethy scored four goals on Henry to advance the midshipmen to semi-finals.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks goalie Pat O'Toole and forward John Grant Jr. both reached milestones Saturday afternoon in an 11-9 win over the Boston Blazers. For O'Toole it was win No. 100 as a Knighthawk and for Grant it was goal 411 to pass Paul Gait for third place on the National Lacrosse League's goal-scoring list.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

“It’s not going to be tomorrow,” he said when asked when his lineup would be solidified. “Anytime you have this many guys without game experience, you’re going to learn as the season goes on.”
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from Inside Lacrosse

Rookie Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park) led the Buckeyes with a hat trick and added an assist for four points in his first game for the Scarlet and Gray.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Duke junior Zach Howell scored on a fast break 15 seconds into overtime to lift the second-ranked men's lacrosse team to a 12-11 win over No. 19 Bucknell in front of 7,000 fans this afternoon at McEachern High School. Trailing nearly the entire game, Duke scored two goals in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter to force overtime.
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from LaxLessons.com

Lacrosse is gaining popularity throughout the nation and throughout the world. That’s evident in Westchester, where the Keio Academy’s second-year junior team is picking up steam, thanks in large part to the efforts of senior captain Chris Jinno (pictured above). The goal is to launch a varsity team — possibly as soon as next year. The Keio Academy, located in Purchase, is affiliated with Keio University, one of Japan’s most prestigious colleges.
Saturday, February 13, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics

"We are ready to play somebody," Gait said. "We have been practicing a while now. I think that everyone is excited about having the opportunity to get on the field and play an opponent. This year we decided not to scrimmage and just go right into the season and we will see how that goes."
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from Syracuse Athletics

The top-ranked Orange men’s lacrosse team received a strong defensive effort on its way to a 10-7 exhibition win against Maryland in its final preseason tune-up at the Carrier Dome on Friday, Feb. 12. The Orange held the Terps to just seven shots and one goal in the first half. It also killed five Maryland extra-man chances in the game.

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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

Displaying much better offensive lacrosse than it did five days earlier in its opening scrimmages, the Syracuse University lacrosse team methodically dismantled Maryland 10-7 Friday before several hundred fans in the Carrier Dome. Six of the Terps' goals came in the second half against SU backup goalie Al Cavalieri, who had stepped in for an ill John Galloway last season and was the hero of SU's NCAA quarterfinal victory over Maryland. (plus video commentary [1:54])
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

"Things got a little clearer today," SU head coach John Desko said following a 10-7 victory over Maryland on Friday in front of a few hundred fans in the chilly Carrier Dome in SU’s final preseason scrimmage. "We played a little better offensively as far as being patient and moving the ball around. We got rid of some of the turnovers. I think we got better as the day went on."
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from News 10 Now

Some video highlights (1:23)
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from Inside Lacrosse

For those of us that haven't yet made Valentines Day plans, there's a foolproof way to win the eternal affection of your significant other: Settle in to watch our pals from ESPNU preview the 2010 season at 10PM.
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12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics

On having more depth on the team than in his first year:
"Recruiting is everything. You have to build a player base of talent and you also have to put together the pieces of the puzzle - defenders and types of midfielders you want. You have to be really focused on your needs and filling those needs. We have been able to do that the last couple of years. I think that this freshman class really shows that and hopefully that will continue the next few years."

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from Lacrosse Magazine

Each Friday, your crack laxperts here at Lacrosse Magazine Online will try to handicap the upcoming weekend for the top 10 college games across all divisions. Follow here at laxmagazine.com all season long.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Despite opening up their 16th season in the National Lacrosse League with a hard-fought 10-5 win over the Buffalo Bandits on January 9th, the Rochester Knighthawks suffered a tremendous loss that weekend.
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from LaxPower

The Fairfield University Stags have been selected as the preseason favorites to claim the 2010 MAAC Women's Lacrosse Championship, as determined by a vote of the conference's seven head coaches.
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from Canisius Athletics

"Our goal every season is to win a MAAC Championship and earn an invitation to the NCAA Tournament," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "I feel like anything short of that is an unsuccessful season in my eyes."
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from Lacrosse Magazine

The US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championships are headed south this year to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Beginning July 17, thousands of laxers will converge on the House of Mouse as part of ESPN's Rise Games, a multi-sport event that attracts youth and high school athletes from all over the country.
Friday, February 12, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from the Baltimore Sun

The road to the national championship goes through Syracuse. And C.W. Post. And SUNY Cortland. And Onondaga Community College. Last year, the aforementioned New York schools captured the Division I, Division II, Division III and National Junior College Athletic Association titles, respectively. So, has the Empire State replaced Maryland as the pre-eminent lacrosse hotbed? One former player turned analyst doesn't see it as a trend, but as a continuation of what has always been.

Comparing NY, Maryland
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from Syracuse Athletics

Under the direction of third-year head coach Gary Gait, Syracuse is coming off its most successful two-year period in school history. During that span, the Orange has won two BIG EAST regular-season titles, one conference tournament crown, earned the program’s highest ranking and made the school’s first appearance in the national semifinals.
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from The Daily Orange

Jovan Miller (CBA) does not usually watch film of upcoming opponents. He prefers to watch tape of "old-school" games in an attempt to pick up the philosophies behind lacrosse. Miller tries to gather information about different strategies to make himself a smarter player on the field.
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from Dr. Fred Opie

As part of my series this month on Black History and lacrosse I am going to do some posts on Syd “the squid” Abernethy. Syd gained his nicknamed for his patented head and shoulder fake at the attack position that allowed him to blow by defensemen and score bunches of points during his long lacrosse career. A lot of young players today of all stripes know nothing about Syd’s career.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

John Desko admits the list for improvement is long. "Yeah, it’s everything," Desko said as his Syracuse University lacrosse team prepared to face Maryland at noon today in its final preseason tuneup. "The checklist is everything."
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from the Diamondback Online

For the past week, snow has been the enemy of the Terrapin men’s lacrosse team . . . yesterday, they battled still-snowy conditions on College Park roads in order to reach an even greater foe. The Terps made the long bus ride to Syracuse, N.Y., where they will face the No. 1 Orangemen in an exhibition match Friday at noon.
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from Hometown Annapolis

Maryland men's lacrosse entered last season ranked third nationally by Face-Off Yearbook despite fielding a squad loaded with sophomores. Those players are a year older and a year wiser now so head coach Dave Cottle finds it interesting the Terrapins are No. 8 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse preseason poll that was released earlier this month.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The Rochester Knighthawks return home after suffering their third road setback of the season last Saturday in a 14-8 loss to the Boston Blazers. The Knighthawks now meet the same Boston Blazers at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday, February 13th. Rochester is 2-0 on its home turf this season. The game will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and thezone941.com.
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from LaxLessons.com

Former Syracuse University star Kenny Nimms (Watertown), who was the 2009 MLL rookie of the year for the Chicago Machine, headlines Prime Time Lacrosse’s second annual Spring Training Clinic at John Jay High School in Cross River on Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

January 2010 submissions
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from the Baltimore Sun

When Bill Tierney left Princeton to become head coach at the University of Denver in July, the move jolted the lacrosse world. Now, it's only a matter of time before he turns Denver into one of the better lacrosse programs in the country.
Thursday, February 11, 2010 Share 1:15PM


from Cornell Athletics

Once again, the Cornell men’s lacrosse team will host its annual fundraising event for the Dream Factory of Central New York with a lacrosse clinic on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Bartels Hall on the Cornell campus. The members of the Cornell men's lacrosse team will be on hand to teach skills, strategies, and sportsmanship, followed by an autograph session. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the Dream Factory of CNY, which grants wishes to critically and chronically ill children in our local area.
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from News 10 Now

The 2010 schedule begins a week from Friday for the top-ranked SU men's lacrosse team. The final tuneup is (Friday) at the Dome against Maryland. (Video 1:06)
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from Lacrosse Magazine

The Villanova men’s program made a big move forward when it reached the NCAA tournament for the first time. The Wildcats make an even bigger move 1 p.m. Saturday when they take on Ohio State in their first game as a Big East school.
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from Yahoo Finance

The Ivy League has reached an agreement with Waterbucket Media to manage the marketing rights for its 2010 Ivy League Men's and Women's Lacrosse Tournaments and to assist with the broadcast arrangements, as needed. As part of this agreement, Waterbucket Media will be soliciting corporate sponsorship opportunities for both tournaments.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com

Long was most impressed with Ithaca’s 23-year coach, Jeff Long, a former Navy All-American who recently was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Long has compiled a career record of 210-105 at Ithaca and last year guided the Bombers to a 14-2 mark. “That honor shows how well known he is and that he knows what he’s doing,” said Jake Long, who collected more than 20 goals and 20 assists last year for the Cardinals. “The team (success) is one of the reasons I am going to Ithaca. I wanted to play for a competitive team.”
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from PhillyLacrosse.com

"I picked Siena because I was interested in a couple of their education programs as well as the lacrosse team," she said. "I really enjoyed myself when I spent an overnight visit there (in September), and I got along with the coach (Andrea Duffy) real well."
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

John Desko wants the cream to rise to the top. Max Bartig, whose career as a Syracuse lacrosse player soured after a promising start, is fighting desperately to reach the surface. "It’s interesting," Bartig said. "The usual journey for a Division I athlete is you expect to come in and get a little bit of playing time and gradually progress. And that’s the way it was for a lot of guys in my class. For me it was kind of the opposite. We actually joke about it a lot. I came in and played in every game and then .¤.¤. I wasn’t producing. I wasn’t making mistakes, but other guys were given the opportunity and they were producing."
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from Lacrosse Magazine

With a 14-2 record, including an 11-8 road victory over then-No. 2 Cortland and wins over nationally-ranked St. John Fisher, Nazareth and Stevens, Ithaca should have been a lock for the NCAA tournament. Yes, they lost in overtime to Naz in the Empire 8 semifinals, but not since 1997 when a nascent Middlebury team was left out of the tourney with a 9-2 record, has a team from a power conference with only two losses been excluded from the dance.
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from Inside Lacrosse

What is the next big lax hotbed in the US? Texas? Cali? Colorado Or . . . Oregon?

I have to focus on Oregon because I am perplexed. If you have been on this site the last few weeks you have probably seen some of the 22 training video’s that Ryan Powell has had posted. Take away the fact that is a great guy and plug in the fact that his heart is where the game is and he is on the right side of wanting to grow it as a way to give back and you have one hell of a lacrosse representative in that state! I figured I would do a small Q&A with my old buddy, nicknamed “RIP”:

Ryan Powell's Rhino Lacrosse
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Can you image taking batting practicing with Albert Pujols, skating with Wayne Gretzky or shooting jump shots with LeBron James? For nearly 100 area lacrosse players, they experienced a similar thrill Tuesday night at All Star Sports Arena in Irondequoit. The kids from for the West Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse developmental program took pointers from Rochester Knighthawks transition man Joe Walters.
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from LaxLessons.com

Few high school players excel in the two key parts of the posssession game — groundballs and faceoffs — more than McCormack. So perhaps it’s appropriate that McCormack’s college destination is Cornell, a college program that excelled in both areas en route to its appearance in this past season’s NCAA Division I championship game — a 10-9 overtime loss to Syracuse.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

The Syracuse University lacrosse players and coaches have had a chance to review the film of Sunday's scrimmages vs. Hofstra and Le Moyne. Here is a review from senior captain Chris Daniello:
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from The Daily Athenaeum

Frank Etro has had a long path to get to where he is today. The 24-year-old West Virginia University club lacrosse player is a veteran of three deployments in Iraq and recipient of the Purple Heart. With his military days behind him for now, Etro’s life has become a little easier. Even though his road back to playing lacrosse has become longer than expected due to injury, overcoming adversity is something Etro has become quite good at.
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from Inside Lacrosse

LAXFU Inc., the preeminent lacrosse clothing brand, recently announced the signing of Brendan Loftus as the latest professional player to join “Team LAXFU”. Loftus will assist with product development and marketing to help increase brand awareness as LAXFU continues to expand.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

A give-and-go from behind the net, another from the wing, a dizzying motion offense creating a cut-fake-shot from the slot -- the Titans' playbook is creative, diverse and reliable. The key behind this entertaining, high-powered National Lacrosse League offense is a mixture of players with varied skill sets, an unselfish attitude and that enigmatic intangible: chemistry.
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from MediaWekk.com

"We have approached this as a network for years, and as users have become more accustomed to engaging with content across various screens,it made sense to make adjustments that reflect both the product’s and the industry’s evolution,” said Sean Bratches, executive vp, sales and marketing.
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from MyLocalNews.com (SoCal)

“The payoff of the field to the community is that there will be basically no down time and the fields can be played on seven days a week,” said Mike Tarantino, the school district’s director of Maintenance and Operations.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Share 12:15PM
from Genesee CC Athletics

The Genesee Community College coaching staff recently announced their captains and schedule for the 2010 men’s lacrosse season. Awarded the honor of leading their team, Max Muscato (Williamsville South) returns as a two year captain and is joined by Loyld Chrysler (Niagara Wheatfield), Andy Cowan (Batavia) and J.D. Skura (Clarence).
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from Cornell Athletics

Members from the Cornell varsity teams will be in attendance to teach the girls the skills specific to their sports. We encourage all participating girls to wear comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
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from LaxPower

Liam Banks is a former Ward Melville (NY) High School standout and Syracuse All-American and Final Four MVP whose current lacrosse work includes LB3 Camps. This is his account of how the idea for the Ward Melville Style Lacrosse Clinic was spawned and how he hopes it carries on the tradition of that program.
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9:45AM
from Hobart Athletics

An economics major, Kevin Curtin (Corcoran) is a member of the Druid and Chimera honor societies. Curtin is a five-time Dean’s List member, four-time Hobart Dean’s scholar, three-time ECAC All-Academic team member and Statesmen scholar, a Hale scholar, a Trustee scholar, and a two-time Alumni Association award winner. Curtin also engages in a variety of community service activities. In 2006, he helped rebuild houses in New Orleans over spring break, and in the fall of 2008 Curtin ran a lacrosse clinic at a local YMCA. More recently, he participated in HWS’ Penguin Plunge, a fundraiser for a local breast cancer support group. Curtin also volunteers annually with the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive, and the Geneva Rotary Club’s Santa Train.

List of Nominees
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from the York Daily Record

How much time on the sideline is enough time? Although few people have definitive answers, concussions have become a hot topic throughout sports -- particularly in high school and youth sports, where the lasting effects of head injuries are under study.
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from Cornell Athletics

Coming off a 9-7 season in 2009 (3-4 Ivy), the Big Red and head coach Jenny Graap return eight starters and 14 total letter winners this season. A roster that features six seniors, including All-American Tissy O'Connor on defense, will tackle a schedule that includes games against six members of the preseason top 20 and three teams in the top six.
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from the Baltimore Sun

Q: Why isn't Duke a unanimous choice at No. 1?
MD: "If you look at their past experience, have they struggled on Final Four weekend the past couple of years? Yeah. That’s the monkey on the back of the Duke players. Can they perform and pull it through on the big stage? But if Syracuse were to play Duke right now, I think Duke would win."
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks players will trade in their lacrosse balls for coffee and donuts from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12th at two local Tim Hortons locations. John Grant and Joe Walters will appear at the Webster store (1786 Empire Blvd), while Aaron Bold, broadcaster Craig Rybczynski and dance team members will visit the Greece store on West Ridge Road. The players will be signing autographs and promoting the team’s Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner & Auction, which will take place on Tuesday, March 9th.
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from Inside Lacrosse

In two and a half weeks, the Princeton Tigers will take the field at Class of 1952 stadium. A man named Tierney will take the field as well. The only catch? Mr. Tierney won’t be wearing orange and black.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Share 3:15PM
from Cornell Athletics

Cornell seniors Pierce Derkac and Ryan Hurley are among 20 NCAA men’s lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were tabbed as candidates today for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition.
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from Lowe's

Twenty NCAA® men’s lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were tabbed as candidates today for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Syracuse senior attackman Chris Daniello is one of 20 candidates for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the sport of men’s lacrosse. The award, presented annually to the most outstanding NCAA Division I student-athletes in several sports, focuses on the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition.
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from William Smith Athletics

The William Smith College lacrosse team is ranked 14th in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) preseason poll. The Herons, who began the 2009 season ranked 18th, finished with an 11-4 record last spring.
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from Major League Lacrosse

“We are very excited to be working with the First Lady, the White House, our existing league partners such as New Balance, and other sports leagues on such an important cause” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “The First Lady is committed to ending childhood obesity over the next 18 years and as a league we are committed to supporting her efforts and working with her team to make this goal a reality.
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from Dave Rahme

. . . Brian Megill, who is competing with senior Brandon Conlin, junior Tom Guadagnolo and redshirt freshman Dave Hamlin for the opening at close defense. Defensive coordinator Lelan Rogers hinted recently that all four could see the field at some point this season. Megill (6-foot-2-, 209 pounds) played a lot during Sunday’s scrimmages behind Guadagnolo and Conlin. I had a chance to talk to the former all-state player from New Jersey. It went like this:
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from LaxPower

Following his career at Yorktown, Matt moved on to Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, Caione started all four years, and was named an All-American in both his junior and senior years. While at Syracuse, Caione's teams reached the NCAA Division I Final Four all four seasons, winning the National Championship in 2000.
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from Northwestern Athletics

Sophomore Shannon Smith (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) led a balanced offensive attack for Northwestern, recording six goals and dishing out three assists as NU roared past Massachusetts 18-6 in its season opener. Senior Danielle Spencer (Brighton) also added five goals as nine different Wildcats recorded points on the evening.
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from JustLacrosse

There are no earth-shattering differences here from the other major polls except that Harvard comes in three places higher, getting the edge over UMBC, Navy, and Georgetown.
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from JustLacrosse

2009 Champion Cortland was a unanimous choice for the #1 spot. Our first regular season poll will be released March 2nd.
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from JustLacrosse

Chenango Valley senior Cam Fedish signed with Division 2 power Le Moyne. The Dolphins have won three national championships in the past six years. Fedish has racked up 43 goals and 30 assists in two years on the varsity and has won 65 percent of his face-offs. He's helped lead CV to the past two section title games and says playing for championships is what attracted him to Le Moyne. Cam's Chenango Valley teammate Devin Ferry also chose a Division 2 power . . . NY Tech.
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from the Little Falls Times

One of the torch bearers for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver has just started his college career at Herkimer County Community College. Marty Hill, 19, carried the Olympic torch in his hometown on the Six Nations reservation in Canada on Dec. 23.
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from Inside Lacrosse

After the games on Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse Coach John Desko said that he needed to use the scrimmages to give experience to younger players who need it. “We need a lot of work,” said Desko, who enters his 12th year at the helm. “We need a lot of work offensively with our execution, defensively with our communication. We just need more reps and more game experience.”
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from LaxLessons.com

Few players in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region enjoyed the rapid rise Somers senior John Bello did last season. After coming off an injury-riddled sophomore season, Bello emerged as one of the area’s top defensemen and a Division I recruit. Over the summer, he accepted a scholarship offer from St. John’s of the newly formed Big East Conference.
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from the Baltimore Sun

Paul Carcaterra, who earned All-American honors as a midfielder at Syracuse and who covered lacrosse for CBS College Sports, generously offered his opinions on the upcoming lacrosse season. Here is a transcript of his responses.
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from TCPalm.com

Four consecutive state titles shows just how strong the Vero Beach girls lacrosse program has been in recent years, but coach Shannon Dean has reason to believe this year’s team could be better than the rest.
Monday, February 8, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

John Desko has hinted from the beginning that the important questions surrounding the 2010 Syracuse University lacrosse team might have to wait a month or two to be answered. There were certainly no obvious solutions Sunday. "I don’t think we executed well," Desko said. "There was a little bit of standing around going on."

"I think you saw a team that is not conditioned right now, having not been on the full field," Le Moyne coach Dan Sheehan said. "This is the time of year where you either make the corrections or you go in the other direction."
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from Syracuse Athletics

The top-ranked Orange men’s lacrosse team began the 2010 season on Sunday, Feb. 7 with a pair of scrimmage victories at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse defeated Hofstra, 7-6, and Division II Le Moyne by the score of 15-8. Senior attackmen Cody Jamieson and Chris Daniello each had five points on the day to lead the Orange. All five of Jamieson’s points came against Le Moyne. He had three goals and two assists versus the Dolphins. Daniello netted a goal against Hofstra and registered a goal and three assists versus Le Moyne.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team capped a six-hour marathon of preseason lacrosse Sunday in the Carrier Dome with a 15-8 victory over Le Moyne before approximately 1,000 fans. SU defeated Hofstra 7-6 earlier in the day. The Pride defeated Le Moyne 12-6 in the first scrimmage.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Not many questions were answered here this afternoon during the Syracuse University lacrosse team's opening scrimmage in the frigid Carrier Dome, technically a 7-6 Orange victory over Hofstra before a thousand or so fans. As expected, the absence of All-America attackman and 2009 quarterback Kenny Nims forced SU to run much of its offense from up top. It will be interesting to see if that will be a season trend of if SU will look for other answers.
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from The Daily Orange

Jeremy Thompson won the faceoff, and he was off to the races. Seconds later, a streaking Thompson found Tim Desko right in front of the goal to give SU its second goal in its scrimmage against Hofstra Sunday afternoon.
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from The Daily Orange

As the second quarter came to a close, Syracuse looked to salvage a sloppy first half against Hofstra. Junior Joel White carried the ball into the offensive end and tried to catch the Pride in transition.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The first game of the Division II season was this weekend, as Notre Dame de Namur took down Grand Canyon way out west. But the rest of the division has yet to throw its first pass in a live game for 2010. Here's a breakdown of the players that we expect to be making headlines this spring, as appeared in our February issue of the magazine.
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from LaxLessons.com

Marasco (pictured at right), a freshman attackman for the Orange, scored the game winner against Hofstra with 2:18 remaining. New Canaan’s Paul Dubas played the fourth quarter in goal for the Orange, making four saves. Daniello assisted on Syracuse’s first three goals as it jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Le Moyne. Daniello also scored a goal against Le Moyne. Marasco had an assist.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Hofstra is a top-10 team this season in most preseason polls, and it sure looked the part against the Division II Dolphins. Ironically, a team located in the heart of one of the nation's three lacrosse hotbeds is led by a couple of Canadian attackmen. Junior Jamie Lincoln, who transferred from Denver in the off-season, scored five goals, and junior Jay Card scored two and assisted on a third. Another Canadian, freshman Adrian Sorichetti, also scored a goal.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Mike Morrison, SU's media contact for men's lacrosse, said the entire Orange team will be ready to go today with the exception of junior faceoff specialist Josh Knight, who injured his wrist during semester break and has yet to practice with the team this preseason.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

The question, as silly as it seemed, had to be asked. Perhaps it will be a staple of any future discussion of a Syracuse-Le Moyne athletic contest. "Oh God," Dolphins lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan said when he heard it. "I guess it’s a great story." The story is the Division II Le Moyne basketball team’s upset of SU in a preseason scrimmage in November. Sheehan’s Dolphins will face the top-ranked Orange and Hofstra at noon today in the Carrier Dome in their annual three-team scrum. Naturally, he and SU coach John Desko were asked if another shocker was possible.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

The top-ranked Syracuse University men's lacrosse team will play the first of two preseason scrimmages at noon Sunday in the Carrier Dome vs. Division II neighbor Le Moyne and Hofstra. The team's second preseason test will be noon Friday in the Dome vs. Maryland.
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from Dr. Frederick Opie

Coach Roy Simmons Jr. once told me the story of how Manhasset native Jim Brown came to Syracuse. Judge Kenny Molloy, a Syracuse alum, served as one of Brown’s mentors in Manhasset and he’s the one that influenced Jim to go Syracuse. Molloy also raised the tuition to pay for Brown’s first year and solicited a promise of a future scholarship from the SU Athletic department if he proved to be the superstar that his Manhasset patrons claimed he would be.
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from Dave Rahme's College Lacrosse Notebook

Even though it has won two consecutive national championships and surely is wearing a large bull’s-eye on its back as the 2010 season approaches, the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team could take comfort – and motivation – from the fact that Faceoff Yearbook ranked Duke No. 1 when it hit the streets a few months ago.
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from News 10 Now

The third annual John Mack Southern Tier Shootout began Saturday at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex, continuing its mission of raising money for on-field defibrillators for Southern Tier lacrosse teams. (Video 0:49)
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from Inside Lacrosse

Led by three goals and an assist by junior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville), Army used a 5-0 fourth-quarter run to earn a 7-5 victory over visiting Massachusetts in its final tune-up for the 2010 regular season.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The Blue Devils, meanwhile, forged together chances in bundles. And by the 5:40 mark in the first period, all-everything Ned Crotty finished to put Duke up 1-0. But on the next faceoff, OSU responded. It immediately scored to notch up the score, and the squads ended the period tied at two apiece. Evidently, Duke coach John Danowski was none to pleased with his team’s effort. As soon as the referee’s whistle blew, Danowski sent his team to one sideline to begin several sets of wind sprints.
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from the Chicago Tribune

When Kelly Amonte Hiller came to Northwestern a decade ago, Evanston was the Pluto of the lacrosse solar system, a cold, dark spot light years from the East Coast hotbeds of the sport, a place that appealed mainly to athletes with a sense of adventure.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

The Rochester Knighthawks got scoring from two of its featured offensive standouts as John Grant Jr. and Gary Gait combined for seven goals and three assists. Unfortunately, they only got one other goal from the rest of the team in a 14-8 loss to the Boston Blazers on Saturday before 7,526 at the TD Garden in Boston.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has acquired veteran transition man Chris Driscoll from the Buffalo Bandits. In return, Rochester sends Buffalo its second-round pick (22nd overall) in the 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2012 draft. The Knighthawks have also released practice squad player Brandon Turner.
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from the Buffalo Bandits

Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the team has acquired two second-round draft picks in the 2010 and 2012 NLL Entry Draft from the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for defenseman Chris Driscoll (pending league approval).
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from the Brandon Sun

Colin Doyle had 1,003 points and four fresh stitches between the eyes when he headed home to Kitchener, Ont., on Saturday night. The captain of the Toronto Rock scored a goal and assisted on four others in a 14-10 victory over the Buffalo Bandits to become just the third player in pro lacrosse history to get 1,000 points. The stitches were courtesy of a late-game Jon Harasym stick to the face.
Saturday, February 6, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Dr. Frederick Opie

Growing up playing lacrosse in the 1970s and 1980s, I never saw Jim Brown play. What I knew about him was based on seeing him on myriads of NFL highlight films particularly as Walter Payton came ever closer to breaking Browns all time rushing records and from my Dad. “That Jim Brown is bad!” my dad would often say . . .
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from Dr. Frederick Opie

Jim Brown is an alum of Manhasset High School, a hot bed of lacrosse for a very long time. “I grew up in Manhasset . . . and I had the best education you could get. I lived with some of the richest people in the country, but they were good people. I took advantage of that education and I used it to make myself stronger and make me more than just a big, strong athlete,” says Brown.
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from Jacksonville Athletics

Jessica Hotchkiss (Fayetteville-Manlius/Drexel) “ . . . brings a work ethic that is unparallel to most athletes,” said McCord. “Her defensive presence and communication will be crucial to our success. Her ability to demand excellence from herself, her teammates, and the coaches will also be a huge benefit. Her belief in this program and growing it to be a top Division I program is a top priority for her.”
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


Not content with snapping their two-game losing streak last Saturday with a 16-8 romp over Toronto, the Rochester Knighthawks did some tinkering with their roster over the past few days.
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from NLL.com


Orlando's game in Denver was the first part of a double header as they were scheduled to play the Wings on Saturday in Philadelphia. That game has been cancelled by the NLL as a pending winter storm is supposed to hit the Philadelphia area. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.
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from Lacrosse Magazine


Villanova/UMBC scrimmage.
Friday, February 5, 2010 Share 2:15PM
from Lacrosse Magazine

X FACTOR
Midfielders Josh Amidon, Jovan Miller and Kevin Drew all contributed in significant ways to Syracuse's second straight national championship. Now they'll be asked to contribute as go-to guys in replacing the Orange's midfield ranks. Amidon, a 6-foot-1 left-hander, is the team's hardest shooter who'll be asked to initiate more with the ball in his stick. Miller has played primarily short-stick defensive middie, a role in which he was arguably the nation's best. It remains to be seen what he can do with the rock on the offensive side on a consistent basis. Drew ditched hoops to focus fulltime on lacrosse.
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from NLL.com

Both teams are scheduled to play on the road this evening and the Saturday flights for both teams to Philadelphia have already been cancelled by their respective airlines due to the pending winter storm, leaving no other alternative travel options.
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from Inside Lacrosse

From CitrusTV, a preseason interview with Syracuse attackman Tim Desko. (Video 1:41)
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from NLL Insider

Although much is being made of Max Seibald’s National Lacrosse League debut this weekend, the Philadelphia Wings confirming via President and Owner Russ Cline’s weekly blog that the recently picked up Seibald would be playing twice this weekend during the Wings’ doubleheader, another highly coveted former first rounder also was also officially brought (back) onto pro rugs this week, Matt Danowski signing a two-year deal with the Rochester Knighthawks, the Hawks confirming that the former NCAA scoring sensation will be in the lineup this weekend when Rochester faces the Boston Blazers on Saturday night.
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from The Saratogian

After a poll Tuesday, voters in Schuylerville approved a $1.8 million project to construct a field turf field and a new press box at Schuylerville High School.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Lelan Rogers will be the first to admit there is no replacement for Sid Smith on Syracuse University’s 2010 lacrosse roster. Not in one uniform, anyway. Yet, Rogers believes he has an answer. Several of them, actually. As the Orange prepares to open its quest for a third consecutive Division I national championship at noon Sunday in the Carrier Dome vs. Le Moyne and Hofstra in its first preseason scrimmage, Rogers is ready to unveil a more diverse defensive look than SU has fielded in years.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Syracuse junior goalkeeper Liz Hogan has been selected as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year in a vote by the league’s head coaches. The Orange received three first-place votes in the preseason poll and was picked to finish second.
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from Army Athletics

"We are thrilled to have Ted to our staff," said Alberici. "He brings a considerable amount of lacrosse knowledge to our guys and has a great ability to relate to young people. He already has been a welcome addition to the program."
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from Colgate Athletics

The Colgate University men's lacrosse team will scrimmage Cornell on Friday (Feb. 5) at 4 p.m. The Raiders were originally scheduled to scrimmage at Towson on Saturday (Feb.6), but the game was cancelled due to weather conditions.
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from the Big East

Syracuse, which has advanced to the NCAA Championship in each of the last three years under the direction of head coach Gary Gait, returns seven starters and 22 letterwinners in 2010. The Orange (14-5, 6-1 BIG EAST) also totaled a league-leading four Preseason All-BIG EAST selections, including Hogan.
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from MetroWNY.com

The Buffalo Bandits needed a spark to end the franchise’s worst losing streak to start a season. Hamburg native Frank Resetarits helped provide it.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Over 100 high school lacrosse players from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan participated in the adidas Midwest regional underclassmen team tryout held at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. The top 25 players were selected to represent the Midwest Region in the 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic and named as adidas High School All-Americans by a committee of high school lacrosse coaches after a three hour evaluation process. Registration for the evaluation was open to all high school underclassmen players entering grades 10, 11 and 12 next fall.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 Share 3:45PM
from Colgate Athletics

The Colgate University men's lacrosse team will scrimmage Cornell on Friday (Feb. 5) at 4 p.m. The Raiders were originally scheduled to scrimmage at Towson on Saturday (Feb.6), but the game was cancelled due to weather conditions. The scrimmage against the Big Red will either be at Andy Kerr Stadium or Tyler’s Field depending on the forecast.
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from Syracuse Athletics

This is the second installment of SUathletics.com's preview of the upcoming 2010 men's lacrosse season. Part I of focused on the attack and midfield. Part II features an overview of the team's defensive midfield, close defense, faceoff specialists and goalies.
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8:45AM
from The Ithaca Journal

Jeff Tambroni's track record of successfully plugging holes created by graduation is established to the point where, when inevitable questions are raised about the Cornell men's lacrosse team, the thinking "how will he do it" has been replaced by "who will it be this year?"
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has signed defenseman Regy Thorpe to a one-year deal. Thorpe was also added to the 23-man active roster. To make room, the Knighthawks traded forward Jamie Rooney to the Boston Blazers in a deal that included the teams swapping first-round picks in the 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

During the two-game weekend, he stopped 63 shots in 101 minutes of work and earned a .797 save percentage and a 9.50 goals-against average. On Saturday, he made 39 saves to help the Knighthawks break a two-game losing streak.
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from Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie

In honor of black history month, I am going to do a series of post on African American lacrosse players. Most folks know about Jim Brown and Kyle Harrison. But there are a lot of African Americans who played the game who served as my role models in my youth.
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from Syracuse Athletics

During the next two days, SUathletics.com will preview the upcoming 2010 men's lacrosse season. Part I of the preview focuses on the attack and midfield. Part II features an overview of the team's defensive midfield, close defense, faceoff specialists and goalies.

Having won the 2008 and 2009 national championships, Syracuse enters this season on the verge of its second “three-peat.” But don’t mention that to head coach John Desko. His sole focus is preparing the Orange to go out and win the 2010 NCAA title, not defend the previous two.

Part II
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from LaxPower

Based on the strength of 13 returning letterwinners and four starters, Colgate has been voted to defend its Patriot League Championship by sports information directors and head coaches around the League. Lehigh junior Lauren Dykstra was voted as the League's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while junior Caitlin Mandrin Hill of Navy earned the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year nod.
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from Cornell Athletics

The time and location of the Cornell men’s lacrosse game vs. Dartmouth has been changed, as the Big Red has been selected to participate in the New England Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, April 3. No. 6/6 Cornell will take on the Big Green at Gillette Stadium at noon. The game is the first of a double-header, as No. 8/7 Princeton will face No. 16/15 Brown in the nightcap at 2:30 p.m.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch

The Colgate University men’s lacrosse team has been ranked in the top-25 of the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook. The Raiders enter the preseason preview in the 21st spot after closing out the 2009 season with a 9-6 record. Among the games on this year’s home schedule are match-ups with Dartmouth (Feb. 27), Navy (March 27), and Lehigh (April 10).
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from CitrusTV/Inside Lacrosse

Syracuse coach John Desko and players talk about replacing defensive star Sid Smith. (Video 1:34)
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from The Patriot League

Wednesday marks the 24th celebration of National Girls and Women in Sport Day. This year’s NGWSD theme is “Stay Strong, Play On.” Thousands of sports educators, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents and fans will participate in the commemoration of NGWSD, and the Patriot League is proud to be a part of the national celebration.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com

Former Villanova lacrosse captain Eddie DiDonato has cleared all serious life-threatening obstacles and has been taken off his ventilator following a ninth operation 17 days after being shot six times in an Old City altercation, according to his best friend.
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from East Aurora Advertiser

Once again this year, the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora will host travel lacrosse teams for seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls. The program will include a schedule of eight to 10 competitive games against other club teams and private schools.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Hamilton College Athletics

Scott Barnard, who is in his fourth year at Hamilton, spoke for an hour about preparing a college defenseman. The other clinicians were Cornell University associate head coach Ben DeLuca, Cortland head coach Steve Beville and Harvard University head coach John Tillman.
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from Inside Lacrosse

With a preseason No. 13 ranking and one of Division I’s toughest schedules, including a new slate of conference games in the Big East, there isn’t a whole lot in the way of big expectations for the Hoyas this season. Two underachieving seasons in which Georgetown has failed to make the NCAA tournament has only kindled that sentiment. But don’t tell that to them.
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from The Daily Orange

The Syracuse men's lacrosse team was a unanimous selection to win the Big East by the conference's coaches on Jan. 28. Six SU players were selected to the All-Big East preseason team. And on Feb. 1, the nation's two premier lacrosse polls, the Nike/Inside Lacrosse poll and the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches' poll, both ranked Syracuse the No. 1 team in their preseason editions.
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from News 10 Now

A recent breakout in athletics has brought one university national attention and is changing the way some people see the Ivy League institution. Our Tamara Lindstrom caught up with coaches at Cornell to see what's behind the Big Red's success. (Text, Video 1:33)
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from The Cornell Daily Sun

The question then becomes: why doesn’t the Ivy League choose to be an athletic conference rather than just an academic one? Why doesn’t the Ancient Eight just drop all this crap about not giving athletic scholarships and bring some of Cornell’s sports back into the higher echelons of the sporting world? (Football, I’m looking at you).
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from JustLacrosse Talkback

Brandon Mullins, a 6' 2", 195 lb. close defender and LSM from Division II Texas State Champion Coppell High School has verbally commited to play for Syracuse University. In forty-five games Brandon has 5 goals, 22 assists,and 238 groundballs. As a sophomore he was First-Team All-District and was the State Championship Defensive MPV. He was also the only sophomore defender on the Team Dallas Club team.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Former Navy lacrosse Captain Andy Tormey (CBA) is part of the US Military’s efforts to help in the support of Haiti, which was recently rocked by violent earthquakes. Navy SID Stacie Michaud put us in touch with the former Midshipman to share his experiences from helping the thousands of people whose lives have been torn apart after the earthquake.
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from the ECAC

Commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rudy Keeling has announced that after a majority league vote, the ECAC Lacrosse League will now have a final four format tournament at the end of the season to determine both the ECAC Lacrosse League champion and the recipient of the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has signed forward and former Duke standout Matt Danowski to a two-year deal. The Knighthawks activated Danowski and placed transition man Bobby McBride on the injured reserve list.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Syracuse is ranked No. 6 in the preseason Inside Lacrosse women’s media poll. The Orange, which received 157 votes, is one of three BIG EAST Conference teams ranked in the top 10.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Share 1:45PM
from PhillyLacrosse.com

Owen J. Roberts junior attackman Kohl Batdorf has made a verbal commitment to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at Hobart College. Batdorf collected 47 goals, 40 assists and 88 groundballs and earned First Team Pioneer Athletic Conference and Honorable mention Phillylacrosse.com honors last year, while helping the Wildcats (19-2) win the league title and advance to the second round of the District 1 playoffs.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

In their four-year run, St. Lawrence has always graduated good players, but managed to restock - really, that's what good teams do. But there's something different heading into this year. The Saints aren't just missing a couple of pieces; they're almost unrecognizable at this point.
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from Inside Lacrosse

A former player at Bellarmine University, Elevation Lacrosse’s Chris Williams wanted to play a part in the efforts to raise money for his former coach Jack McGetrick (Cortland St.), who has been the focus of events across the lacrosse landscape to benefit his cancer treatment. To that effect, he and his mates at the company have designed the above T-Shirt, which is available NOW at Elevation:
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from Rhino Lacrosse

. . . a student of Ryan Powell's Rhino Lacrosse. Could it be the Orange soda?
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from LaxLessons.com

So before we go to our Q&A with Kevin, here’s how “Player’s perspective” will work. At various points in the season, starting now in the tail end of preseason workouts and just over a month before official varsity practices start, we will ask the same basic questions to a core group of players. (Those questions will be tweaked a bit depending on the player and team, of course.) But it will be their way – and your way – of getting their thoughts on what’s happening as it happens.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com

The Philly-based Pattison Sports Group will hold the inaugural Summer Slam Lacrosse Tournament for 96 boys’ youth club teams on June 26-27 at the Episcopal Academy. The tournament will consist of teams from around the country in four age groups: U11, U13, U15 and U17. Each team is guaranteed four games and teams playing for divisional titles will play a fifth game.
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from Cornell Athletics

The No. 6/6 Cornell men’s lacrosse team opened preparations for the 2010 season with its first day of practice Monday, Feb 1. The team plays its first game in three weeks, as the Big Red will travels to Hobart on Saturday, Feb. 27, to take on the Statesmen at 1 p.m. “We’re incredibly excited to get started,” said Jeff Tambroni, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Lacrosse. “With so many new faces and the new challenges that come with that, our whole staff is looking forward to hitting the field.”
from Dave Rahme/Post-Standard

Cody Jamieson can feel the weight of the world lift off his shoulders. He has seen a substantial amount of weight melt off his waist, too. “Probably 15 pounds,” Jamieson, a senior attackman on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team, said recently . . .
from Syracuse Athletics/JustLacrosse

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team is the consensus No. 1 team in the nation. The Orange edged out Duke to claim the top spot in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) preseason coaches poll and the NIKE/Inside Lacrosse preseason media rankings. Both polls were released on Monday, Feb. 1.

Next week we will release our CaseyPowellLacrosse.com/JustLacrosse.com D-I preseason poll.
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from Inside Lacrosse

After sitting out the fall to recover from surgery to repair an injured labrum, Rob Grimm (Carthage) is working back into game-ready condition both physically and lacrosse-wise. He played against Navy, is practicing and making strides. Seniors Matt Latham and Chris Jones return at the attack after combining for 63 points last season. Grimm’s contributions, however, could be the key to pushing UMBC’s offense over the hump in replacing scorers Alex Hopmann and Peet Poillon from a year ago. An efficient player and excellent feeder from X, Grimm’s 27 points came in limited playing time and his shooting percentage was the highest among regular offensive players.
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from Adelphi Athletics

Coach Gordon Purdie has also announced that midfielders Zach Bates (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River H.S./Herkimer CCC), Kevin Kemp (Webster Thomas H.S./Herkimer CCC), defensmen Carroll Kennedy (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute/Monroe CC), Chris O'Donnell (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin H.S./Hofstra University), and goal keeper Devin Schneiderbauer (Pepperell, MA/St. Bernards H.S.) were selected as captains for the 2010 season.
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from Inside Lacrosse

By preseason standards, Champion Challenge -- a US Lacrosse event featuring both U.S. teams, both Duke teams, Army’s men and Notre Dame’s and Florida’s women – had it all. It began emphatically, with U.S. Elite’s 23-7 victory over Notre Dame. It ended dramatically, with preseason No. 1-ranked Duke upending the U.S. men’s national team 9-8 on Max Quinzani’s goal with 5.8 seconds remaining.
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from the ECAC

"The ECAC is thrilled to be able showcase the talents of the student-athletes in our lacrosse league on national television," said ECAC Commissioner Keeling. "Not only will being on television create a positive atmosphere for the games, but it will also allow the country to see how competitive our league is."
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from the Boston Globe

There was the nasty concussion Ben Price suffered from an eighth-grade skiing accident. Then the countless jarrings from wrestling and baseball. By senior year, he was plagued by nagging headaches after football practices at Wayland High School.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

This three-hour course covers topics such as organization and communication, sports psychology, recognizing and managing injuries and creating an emergency action plan. In addition there will be many useful teaching scenarios presented throughout the morning's session. (scroll to "As a parent who spent many years")
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from The Daily Collegian

Former two-time Tewaaraton Trophy winner Hannah Nielsen has been added to the Penn State coaching staff for the 2010 season. The former Northwestern superstar will replace Tara Hohenshelt, who will serve as the team's Director of Operations through May 2010.
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from NLL Insider

. . . Aaron Bold played the bulk of the minutes for the K’Hawks during Week 4, filling in for O’Toole nicely after a shaky start in the Orlando Titans loss, and then a big reason why the Hawks handed the Toronto Rock their first loss of the 2010 season, with a dominating win at home on Saturday night.
Monday, February 1, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine

One of the most hotly-contested debates of college preseason was whether the Duke, ranked No. 1 in Lacrosse Magazine's Division I poll, or Syracuse was the best men's lacrosse team in the country. On Sunday, the Blue Devils were arguably the best team in the world.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Syracuse University is the media's preseason choice in 2010, taking 11 first place nods to begin the season at No. 1 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. Face-Off Yearbook preseason No. 1 Duke was just behind, taking six first-place votes, with Virginia and North Carolina tallying one first-place nod each at No. 3 and 4, respectively. Johns Hopkins rounds out the Top 5 in the poll, which will have its first in-season update on February 15th.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

“It’s a very good advantage,” SU head coach John Desko said. “I think of all our (faceoff) people, if he is able to get the ball in his stick or push it out the front it’s another threat. It will help change what the other team thinks it might have to do with their faceoff guy. They might not be able to take some of the chances as far as going after the ball at their offensive end of the field, because if they miss it Jeremy is going to be a threat.”
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from Inside Lacrosse

Another day, another batch of photos from the Champion Challenge down in Florida, where Duke was a surprise 9-8 winner in their scrimmage vs. Team USA this afternoon. Scott McCall was there and shot both that contest and the Team USA-Duke women’s scrimmage as well.
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from Varsity 845

On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a forum in Houston. After holding two previous hearings that looked into NFL head injuries, a panel will look at how high school and colleges are handling the problem. Locally, each high school is responsible for its policy. It is not set by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, but often shaped by guidelines it provides member schools. The state guidelines, chairman of safety research Lloyd Mott said, are influenced by the findings of the International Conference on Concussion in Sport.
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from SportsFive.net

Fourteen year old Alex Ballatori (Brighton midfielder) and fifteen year old Anthony Merola (Greece attackman) represented the Western New York region for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and were joined by team members from several states, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, New York and California.
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from SportsFive.net

The State Lacrosse Committee recently announced that the classifications will change again for the 2011 season. Class A schools will have 1,050 students or more (currently 1,100). Class B schools will have between 650 and 1,049 (currently 650 to 1,099). Class C schools will have 649 or less (currently the same).
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from LaxPower

The Notre Dame women's lacrosse team closed out its weekend in Florida with a strong overall effort as the Irish dropped a 15-11 decision to the U.S. National Developmental Team at Disney World of Sports in the Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event.