June 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from CNYCentral.com
The turf installation is complete and being used by the Champions Choice Lacrosse Camp. It's main users will be the men and women's soccer and lacrosse teams, while many other teams and intramural programs will use the facility. In fact, when Monday's storms washed out the baseballl field, the baseball camp being held at the college did some infield practice on the field turf.

For years, March and April lacrosse games have been moved to the Carrier Dome or local high schools with field turf, the fact that those games will be held at Le Moyne is a huge advantage for all teams, says Men's Lacrosse Coach Dan Sheehan. (Video availalble 1:25)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Manchester-bound U.S. men's national team will appear on NBC's "Today Show" on Thursday morning, US Lacrosse announced Monday. Team USA players Kevin Cassese, Max Seibald and Matt Striebel are expected to appear, along with head coach Mike Pressler.

"Today Show" anchors Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry and Al Roker will interview the team members outside on the plaza. The program originates from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City daily from 7-9 a.m. The exact time for Team USA's appearance is not available yet.
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from Inside Lacrosse
June turns to July quickly in the recruiting scene, and with that comes a quick preview of the early events on the calendar. Topping it at July 8 (roughly), as there are a a whole slew of events that kick off that July 9-10 weekend that we'll want to look at more closely following the packed holiday weekend coming up.
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from LaxPower
Another day of beautiful weather greeted the Vail Lacrosse Shootout on Tuesday, as the Quiksilver Elder Statesmen overcame a slight first-half deficit to beat Millennium/Rock-it Pocket in the Supermasters championship game. It was the second straight year these teams faced off for the title, but unlike 2009, the Statesmen pulled off the victory this time.
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from LaxPower
Hill School senior defenseman Tom Shade has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Shade, of Spring City, was a first-team Middle-Atlantic Prep League choice and an all-league Academic pick this spring for a team that tied for the league title. Shade, who plays club lacrosse for Twist, said he was impressed with the West Point coaches and the structure of the military academy.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. men’s national team will face the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars in the 2010 MLL All-Star Game on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. EST at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2 with Joe Beninati and Quint Kessenich calling the action.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
Sorry folks - end of the semester grading followed by a little writers block had me out of commission. But I have several stories related to the upcoming Lacrosse World Cup next month in England that I want to share.
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from The Auburn Citizen
Summer Box Lacrosse kicked off its season Tuesday with AMH/Tinker’s knocking off Welch-Allyn 19-7. Andy Kott fueled the offensive attack for AMH/Tinker’s with six goals. Mike Villano and Bill Ashby weren’t far behind, each ripping four goals while Jim Mirzo had three goals. David Mirzo added one goal and tallied 19 saves.
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from LoHud.com
Brendan Kurpis was a high-scoring attacker when he played lacrosse at Yorktown High School, and he has continued to show his goal-scoring prowess at SUNY Geneseo.
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from The Troy Record
Ever since Chuck Holohan took over the boys lacrosse coaching reigns at Shenendehowa High two seasons ago, his mission was to lead the program to a sectional championship.
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from The Troy Record
Along with athletics, Jack Reilly has a strong interest in history. This is fitting as the defender has witnessed and been a major contributor to the evolution of lacrosse at Christian Brothers Academy.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Jack McGetrick, head coach at Bellarmine University, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2011 adidas National Lacrosse Classic on July 6th held in Boyds, Maryland. This year’s event is proving to be the largest ever with record attendances being broken at tryouts across the U.S. . . . McGetrick was an assistant coach at the State University of New York Cortland, where he was also an All-America player and was the head club coach at the University of Connecticut. Additionally, he also coached several high school teams in Connecticut and New York. McGetrick was named to the 1972 All-America First Team after leading Cortland to the NCAA Division I semi-finals.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Don't be fooled by Amber Falcone's sweet demeanor. She's a ruthless pickpocket on the field and arguably the most dominant defensive force in women's lacrosse today. Falcone, an All-American and All-World defender for North Carolina and Team USA, respectively, demonstrated for Lacrosse Magazine the proper, legal technique for stick checking -- as well as common errors to avoid.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Share 7:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Hofstra assistant coach Matt Rewkowski will be named the new offensive coordinator at Cornell, a source confirmed to Inside Lacrosse on Monday. The 2005 Johns Hopkins graduate just finished his fourth season as an assistant at Hofstra.

The former All-American collegiate attackman joins a Cornell offense that returns leading scorer and reigning USILA Attackman of the Year Rob Pannell, as well as a solid young nucleus that includes rising sophomores Steve Mock and Ross Gillum and juniors Roy Lang, Scott Austin and Chris Langton.
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from RedOrbit.com
Nick Van Erp, active in soccer since elementary school and lacrosse since junior high, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a spring lacrosse game his freshman year of high school. His injury, caused by stepping into a pothole and hyper-extending his knee, required surgical repair, ending his season prematurely and the remainder of his high school sports career.

"I haven't played soccer since freshman year and I've tried to play lacrosse, but every time, [my ACL] tears," says Van Erp, a Grand Rapids resident.
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from The Troy Record
One of Caroline Gersuk’s favorite subjects in school is history. This is fitting as Gersuk has left an indelible mark on the Albany Academy for Girls program. The standout midfielder capped off her six-year varsity career by leading the Bears to their third consecutive sectional championship in Class C.
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from The Troy Record
Gary Chatnik is quick to credit the balance and fierce competitiveness of the Suburban Council as one of the factors that has prepared the Guilderland girls lacrosse program. Under Chatnik’s guidance, the Lady Dutch have emerged as the latest dynasty in Section II lacrosse.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Masters Championship was the highlight of the Vail Shootout on Day 3 as two-time defending champ Jagermeister tangled with newcomer and mostly Colorado-based Team Genesis for the title. It was a hard fought game that saw Genesis score with just under five seconds remaining to claim the win and their first ever Vail title. See the write-up below for a more detailed game story.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Knighthawks will be taking a cue from the late, great Frank Sinatra during their 2011 National Lacrosse League season. Like the lyrics in the 1963 hit song, the Knighthawks plan on 17 being a “very good year.” Rochester will embark on their 17th season in 2011 in search of their third championship. The Knighthawks announced their group ticket pricing today in anticipation of the upcoming season.
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from Lacrose Magazine
America, this is your Redeem Team. Twenty-three players will journey to Manchester, England, in July hoping to replace the albatross around their necks with gold medals. Ryan Boyle, a three-time member of the U.S. team — including in 2006, when Team Canada ended Team USA’s 28-year reign of international lacrosse supremacy — knows the burden all too well.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Chicago attackman Mike Leveille was honored as this week’s Offensive Player of the Week while Boston goalie Jordan Burke was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Chicago attackman Ned Crotty was named the Rookie of the Week for his standout performance.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Maverik Showtime Lacrosse -- “National Recruiting Spotlight” is the brain child of Joe Ceglia, Mike Springer and ESPN color commentator Paul Carcaterra, who all achieved All-American and National Championship careers at Syracuse University, and are immersed in lacrosse as coaches at the high school and collegiate levels, are nationally recognized camp directors, broadcasters and are professional lacrosse players.
Monday, June 28, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Alaina Porikus/The Post-Standard
Taylor Matt had two reasons to celebrate last week. The 17-year-old donned a cap and gown this afternoon to receive her diploma as part of the Class of 2010 at Cazenovia High School graduation.

Instead of attending classes and playing lacrosse with her friends, Matt spent her senior year at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital receiving chemotherapy and waiting for a bone marrow transplant. School officials set up a camera in her classes that allowed her to interact with teachers and students using her laptop. On days when she was too sick to participate, she received her assignments by e-mail.
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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is pleased to announce that nearly 400 girls high school lacrosse players have been named US Lacrosse All-Americans and just over 1,100 girls have been named US Lacrosse Academic All-Americans for the 2010 season. The process is coordinated by the high school committee of the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Coaches Council. Players are nominated and presented to US Lacrosse by each of the 63 US Lacrosse chapters.

Upstate NY Chapters include Adirondack, Buffalo, Hudson Valley, Rochester, and Upstate.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It doesn't take much examination to realize that the life of the student-athletes at our nations Service Academies differ drastically from those at every other institution of higher learning in the country. But the silver lining is some of the opportunities these folks get to check out through Army's Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, like Bill Henderson (Tully) and teammate Matt Hurley, who are both spending part of their summers at the FBI training facility in Quantico, VA learning from the Hostage Rescue Team.
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from The Rome Sentinel
With their ongoing attempts to try and become accepted into the Tri-Valley League, Proctor High School followed Rome Free Academy’s lead by deciding to compete as an independent during the 2010-11 season during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. RFA, which after numerous attempts to also join the TVL schools, announced their independence about a month ago during their school board meeting with the intentions of find a league better suited geographically and competitively than current arrangements while competing against Syracuse-area based teams in the Central New York Counties League.
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from The Buffalo News
Hamburg lacrosse coach Jerry Severino talked in extremes all season about what a good team he had. It did not disappoint.
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from YNN.com
Hundreds of aspiring young athletes came to learn instructional demonstrations and skill drills from Gait. One consultant for MVP says the motivational speeches influences kids to live a healthy lifestyle. (Video available 1:04)
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from Danielle Bernstein/Inside Lacrosse
Vail has long been one of my favorite places on earth. Admittedly, I haven't been everywhere on Earth but I still consider Vail the best and much of this is based on my experiences playing in the Vail Shootout. Since Vail is one of the longest-running lacrosse tournaments, I'm a relative newbie, having played every year since 2005* which was the summer following my freshman year at the University of Colorado.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
On one of the busiest days of the Shootout, five different divisions were underway, including Masters, Supermasters and Grandmasters as well as Boys and Girls U-19.
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from Terrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch
Haglund's resume includes being a three-year starter at midfield for Cornell. That experience included being on a squad that went 16-0 and won a national championship in '76. That was quite a turnaround for someone who just started the sport in '71.

"Five years later, I am on ABC Wide World of Sports," Haglund said. "It's funny because they never televised lacrosse back then. It was the first time they televised the sport. It was Frank Gifford's first job announcing for ABC. He did the game with Gene Corrigan, the Virginia coach and eventually became the commissioner of the ACC. I still have the tape of that game, it was pretty fun."
Sunday, June 27, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
The regrettable reality of mass media dictates that devastating attracts more interest than uplifting. Casual observers outside of our game reflexively link this sensational Virginia story to the last nationally covered ACC lacrosse headline-grabber. Those of us on the inside balk against this oversimplification that ignores individual personalities and circumstances.

We are insulted by the easy label of pampered, self-indulgent dudes with sticks. But if we are too defensive, too afraid to look honestly at who we are and where we’re going as a sport, we will not only miss a painful, powerful, teachable moment, we abdicate responsibility for possibly breaking destructive cycles.
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from RocNow.com
Michael Stacy, president of the Webster Lacrosse Club, likens the struggle for recreational field space in Webster to a competition.

With the recent installation, restoration and completion of a lacrosse box at the Webster Parks and Recreation complex on Ebner Drive, without any taxpayer funding, it is a competition that the club is poised to win.
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from The Providence Journal
Seated in a folding chair beneath the grandstand at Bulldog Stadium, fit and tanned, enjoying his view of the world through his sunglasses, Mike Pressler is a portrait of a happy man.
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from LaxPower
The Vail Lacrosse Shootout hit year 38 on Saturday, as teams from the men's Masters, Supermasters, and Grandmasters kicked off the tournament. The weather was perfect, and teams began their quest for tournament and off-field glory. Most of the major favorites moved through in all three divisions.

VailLacrosse.com
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from Hopewell Valley News (NJ)
Chris Sanderson’s lacrosse credentials, and his love of the sport, are hard to beat. And, despite battling a terminal illness, Mr. Sanderson has turned his love of the game into the start of a lacrosse league for 3- to 6-year-olds.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 Share 12:15AM

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Led by attackman Mike Leveille's five goals and two assists, Chicago's 18-14 win in front of an announced crowd of 2,722 brought back memories of 2008, the year O'Hara's Rattlers won the MLL championship.

O'Hara, who lives in Syracuse, said the Machine (4-3) are looking for new ownership, and likes the idea of Rochester getting a team, whether they relocate here or as part of an expansion.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
As part of Lacrosse Magazine's "Your Edge" series, we caught up with Stevenson men's lacrosse coach Paul Cantabene -- one of the top faceoff specialists of all time -- for a tutorial at the "X."

1. First, learn the art of "goosing." 2. Second, every FOGO needs a good wingman. 3. Third, a faceoff play. Need a goal in 10 seconds? This will jumpstart your fast break. 4. And last, but not least, here's a series of drills that will keep you on top of your craft.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Just five days after being held to three second-half goals in a loss against the Boston Cannons, the Chicago Machine (4-3) used a nine-goal second half to snap a two-game losing streak with an 18-14 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Denver Outlaws (4-3) at Marina Auto Stadium on Friday evening.

The win allowed the Machine to set a team record for wins in a season while Denver fell for just the second time in the last six games.

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from KING5.com, Seattle
When you hear about a young athlete suffering a sports-related concussion, what's the first image that pops to mind? High school football players?

While boys suffer more concussions than girls, experts say young women are just as susceptible, and their symptoms tend to last longer.

(Video available 1:43)
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from YNN.com
"I'd like to thank everybody in the Rochester area for all they've done for me and my family. The officials, especially football, lacrosse. They've been so supportive of what I've been through. The four guys who were on that game, calling my name, I wouldn't be here right now," said Pete McCabe, assault victim.
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from The Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Titans of the National Lacrosse League are reshuffling their ownership group, which will result in a decreased interest for majority owner Gary Rosenbach in the team, club president Steve Donner said Friday.
Friday, June 25, 2010 Share 3:45PM
from JustLacrosse
Our annual Empire State Games page is up and ready. Of course, the news is sparse for now, but that will be the place to follow the lead up to the Games and the Games themselves. We do have links there now that you can use to plan your road trip to all the lacrosse action as the entire NYS athletic community forgets about last year and gets back to business.

And once again this year we are connecting with Paul Wilson and our friends at SportsFive.net to provide as near real-time coverage as possible. If your business or organization would like to help sponsor their coverage, or simply donate to help them cover their expenses, you can find contact information here.
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from Tom Leo/The Post-Standard
The Post-Standard sports writer Tom Leo interviews the All-CNY boys lacrosse player of the year Eric DeJohn.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
I received an email recently from Casey Vock, who covered some SU lax last season as a blogger, stating that he had discovered another player headed to the Cuse, New Jersey all-state midfielder Drew Jenkins out of Montclair High.
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from The Rochester Knighthawks
When Joe Walters was a kid he always dreamed of playing for the hometown Rochester Knighthawks. That dream came true on November 4, 2008 when he signed with the team. Ever since that day, he has continued to serve the lacrosse community of Rochester, doing camps and clinics. Next week, Walters will work the Knighthawks Summer Camp to train the next generation of local National Lacrosse League superstars.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Toronto Nationals dominated the Chesapeake Bayhawks, winning their first game of the season against them. Corey Small got his second hat trick, while Garrett Billings got his own in his first game as a National. Billings' goal also ended the game with a score of 17-14 and earned him the Bud Light MVP.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The award was named for Stephanie Putney, a former coach and athletic director at Heuvelton Central, who was instrumental in creating Girls Lacrosse in Section 10.
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from The Post-Standard
J-D's Eric DeJohn is CNY Player of the Year. Ron Doctor, Skaneateles, and Jamie Archer ar co-Coaches of the Year.
from the NCAA
The Division I Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet has proposed legislation to stop early verbal offers of financial aid to prospective student-athletes in all sports. The proposal is one of the first to come out of the cabinet’s comprehensive review of the recruiting model.

Some coaches in high-profile sports have extended scholarship offers to prospects as early as eighth grade, and members of the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee voiced concerns about the ethics of such tactics at the 2010 NCAA Convention.
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from Inside Lacrosse
In the December 2009 issue of Inside Lacrosse, we examined the origins of the 'Rip the Duck' phenomenon from the perspective of Steven Brooks - who is credited with bringing the term to the mainstream, as well as its true originator, Mike Gabel.
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from LaxPower
US Lacrosse has named US Indoor Lacrosse (USIL) as the management group to coordinate all aspects and logistics of the U.S. Men's National Indoor Lacrosse Team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in May 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Thursday, June 24, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from The Post-Standard
Player of the Year: West Genesee's Bre Hudgins; Coach of the Year: Sue Gallagher, Carthage.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
First Team Attack: Attack: Devin Grimaldi, sr., Corning East; Ben Dunlavey, jr., Corning East; Torin Varn, sr., Ithaca; Nate Barbarino, sr., Binghamton; Nick Keeler, jr., Vestal; Dieter Treusdell, sr., Corning West.
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from the Ithaca Journal
Varn, an attackman, was named a High School All-American and Mendola, a midfielder, was named a High School Academic All-American.

Varn was one of three Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse players to be named All-Americans. Also named were Vestal defender Brian Buglione and Seton Catholic Central attackman Jesse Wood in a vote of Section 4 coaches.
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from The Buffalo News
All-WNY and Divisional All-Star Teams.
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from Section 6 Lacrosse
WNY All-Americans, All-WNY Boys, and Section 6 Exceptional Seniors Game recap.
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from LaxPower
LaxPower, the world's leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for high school boys' lacrosse for the recently completed 2010 spring season.
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from Army Athletics
Army senior captain Andrew Maisano (St. Francis/Lakeview, N.Y) was named the winner of the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the lacrosse division, Saturday afternoon. Maisano received the award during an on-field ceremony at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore held at halftime of the first NCAA Tournament semifinal between Cornell and Notre Dame.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Share 4:45PM
from the NJCAA.org
The Glen Gerrato Award recognizing the top Offensive player in NJCAA Men's Lacrosse is given to Onondaga Community College's Sophomore Attackman Shayne Jackson. Jackson was named MVP of the National Championship game where he had 6 goals and 5 assists as Onondaga defeated Essex CC 17-4. Jackson's 121 points on the season is second all time at Onondaga Community College history.

The Scott D. Livie Award is presented to the NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year. This year's award will be presented to Corey Behlen of Broome Community College. Behlen led Broome to the semi finals of the Region 3 tournament.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Fourteen-year-old Jake Seau jogged to meet his dad Saturday at the 2010 US Lacrosse U15 Lax Fest, presented by Warrior, just moments after his team won its game on a last-minute goal. His father, NFL linebacker Junior Seau, knows a thing or two about sports.

Hall of Famer and Syracuse women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait was the coach and chaperone for his son Braedon’s Team Upstate (NY). He said the weekend allowed him to share some of his childhood memories with his son.
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from LaxPower
LaxPower, the world's leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for high school boys' lacrosse for the recently completed 2010 spring season.
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from LaxPower
LaxPower, the world's leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for high school girls' lacrosse for the recently completed 2010 spring season.
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from Sean Kirst/The Post-Standard
Often, while holding a conversation in English, Dorothy Webster would pause to hunt for the right words. At the Onondaga Nation, she grew up speaking the ancient language of her people, which Dorothy described as "thinking Indian." She said there were concepts, entire ways of thought, that simply did not translate from one tongue to another.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Iroquois Nationals are headed back to the 2010 World Games to be held at Manchester, England beginning July 15th. The 2010 Redhawks are very well represented in this year’s squad and will represent our nation, our game, with honor.

Redhawks making the trip to England include: Brett Bucktooth , Drew Bucktooth, James Cathers, Ron Cogan , Spencer Lyons, Gewas Schindler, Jeremy Thompson , and Jerome “Haina” Thompson
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Nearly 200 of the nation’s top boys and girls high school lacrosse players have been selected by US Lacrosse to compete in the 2010 Champion® High School Showcase. The showcase events will be held as part of the ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target from July 17-22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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from Ned Campbell/cnylink.com
Emily Lotkowictz of Skaneateles has been named 2010 Student Athletic Advisory Committee Female Athlete of the Year by Wells College. The winner of this award is nominated and voted on by staff; student athletes make the final vote. “It was a great way to top off my senior lacrosse season,” Lotkowictz said.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Americans and Knighthawks fans: Want to enjoy a day at Darien Lake on us? The American Hockey League and National Lacrosse League teams are offering a voucher promotion for the month of July.
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from Inside Lacrosse
From a distance, it's easy to see how it might look to a casual observer. Northwestern's letter of inquiry to the NCAA regarding official Pat Dillon's involvement with the title game might appear like the Wildcats are a little sour over the outcome of Maryland's dramatic come-from-behind victory for the women's Division I lacrosse championship in May, but there's simply more to it than that.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Few could have envisioned such a trade coming to fruition a week ago, but the University of Maryland and Harvard University might end up swapping men's lacrosse coaches.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Boston and Denver both won over the weekend to move into a three-way tie with Chesapeake atop the Major League Lacrosse standings at 4-2. Denver won a high-scoring road game at Chesapeake, 20-16, while Boston knocked off the Machine 19-11. In the league's other game of the weekend, defending MLL champion Toronto picked up its first win of the season, beating Long Island 11-9.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Hardy received the award after tallying seven points in a 20-16 Denver victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Hardy recorded four goals, including a two-pointer, and two assists in the win. Hardy scored the game’s first goal just over three minutes into the contest and then also added the final points, a two-point goal, on an empty net shot in the final minute of regulation.
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from Inside Lacrosse
According to the NCAAs final RPI numbers for the 2010 season, the University of Virginia had the toughest season out of all 60 Division I squads, followed closely by its three ACC conference mates (North Carolina, Duke and Maryland), with Syracuse taking the fifth spot.
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from LaxPower
Openings for High School, College, Varsity, Club - All around the country, and then some.
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from Inside Lacrosse
In their preparation running up to the 2010 World Games in Manchester, the U.S. National Team is sitting in an interesting spot — their players have worked their way into MLL condition and have been together twice in recent weeks, but on the eve of training camp, there are still a lot of questions looming.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Coach of the Year Mike Vorgang, Niskayuna: Led the Silver Warriors to a sixth consecutive sectional title and state semifinal despite losing six Times Union first-team All-Stars from his 2009 state runner-up squad.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Brandon Mullins in particular caught my eye more than a few times throughout the day. The 2011 graduate is a defenseman that played a big part in shutting down offenses time and time again.
Monday, June 21, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Fairport, Ithaca, Corning East, and Skaneateles also among the Top 25 according to Inside Lacrosse/Under Armour Rankings.
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from AP/Sports Illustrated
A federal judge is being asked to decide whether cheerleading can be counted as a sport by schools looking for ways to meet gender-equity requirements.

The issue is part of a lawsuit filed by five members of the volleyball team at Connecticut's Quinnipiac University and coach Robin Sparks last year after the school decided in a budgetary move to eliminate women's volleyball in favor of a competitive cheer squad.
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from NLL Insider
He has clearly become one of the NLL’s best players period, despite having little box lacrosse experience prior to leaving Syracuse in 1998 as one of the NCAA’s all-time greats.
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from the Albany Times-Union
First and second teams, as well as Coach of the Year announced.
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from Varsity 845
First and scond teams for 2010.
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from Varsity 845
The Warwick senior goalie made the save in the cage and sprinted upfield with the ball. By the time he got to midfield, any thoughts of giving it up had clearly escaped his mind. He looked to the left, then to the right before he saw the opening. His eyes lit up. It was time.
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from Varsity 845
The first-year Wallkill coach had a season that began and ended in heartbreak. But in between there were flashes of brilliance.
Sunday, June 20, 2010 Share 10:30AM


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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Unlike college football, where the annual signing day of high school seniors to national letters of intent takes place on the first Wednesday in February to the accompaniment of a national media blitz, the signing period for Division I college lacrosse prospects runs from April 14 to August 1 and takes place in relative anonymity.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Nick Piroli's stellar lacrosse season began to take shape with an unfortunate event during football season.

"We told Nick that he had to score," he said. "All of a sudden it went from Nick just getting by people to getting by people and scoring."
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from Shawn Vargo/The Corning Leader
East lacrosse: My hat is off to the Corning East boys lacrosse team for closing its proud tradition with its 13th trip to the state finals.

For the East lovers, back-to-back 7-6 wins against Skaneateles and Aquinas were easily the highlights of the season, allowing the Trojans another trip to Long Island. Unfortunately, the one-sided loss at the hands of Manhasset became another “good try” in a long line of good tries since the Trojans’ lone state title win in 1990.
Saturday, June 19, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Ben DeLuca knew the potent one-two Cornell coaching combination he formed with Jeff Tambroni would end eventually. Yet, he never expected it would happen the way it did.

"I wasn’t foolish enough to think we’d be there forever," DeLuca said. "But I always imagined I would be leaving Cornell prior to Coach Tambroni. I never envisioned he would leave and I would still be here."
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from Brian Delaney/The Ithaca Journal
Jeff Tambroni said his decision to leave Cornell for Penn State was not motivated by money or any "flaw or fault" with his Ivy League home of 12 years -- it was simply about family.

Tambroni's wife, Michelle, was a standout field hockey player at Penn State in the early 1990's. From 1997 to 2002, she coached Cornell's program but has been idle since while raising the couple's three children.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Carthage's Katherine DeRonda targeted Northwestern University's lacrosse program before most kids even think about college.
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from The Post-Standard
All-Americans, League All-Stars, Coaches of the Year.
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from The Post-Standard
All-Americans, League All-Stars, Coaches of the Year.
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from Brian Delaney/The Ithaca Journal
Andy Noel wasted no time turning the logical choice into his next men's lacrosse coach. Less than 24 hours after Jeff Tambroni was named Penn State's coach, Cornell announced the hiring of 10-year assistant Ben DeLuca as Tambroni's replacement.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA can breathe a little easier now. After two straight exhibition losses – to Duke in late January and to the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars earlier this month – Team USA got back on the winning track with a 15-8 win over the Philadelphia All-Stars before an overflowing crowd of over 1,000 at Lehigh University on Friday night.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Corning East senior midfielder Ashlee Warner has been named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American in girls lacrosse for the second season in a row. Warner, who will play at the University of Virginia, helped Corning East win the Section 4 Class C championship this season and advance to the state quarterfinals.
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from The Ithaca Journal
Ithaca College women's lacrosse player Katie Hurley has been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association Empire Region all-star team. Hurley, a senior, was a second-team pick at attack.
Friday, June 18, 2010 Share 1:30PM
from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca, a fixture on the Big Red men’s lacrosse sideline for the past decade, has been named The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell, it was announced Friday afternoon by Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. DeLuca becomes the 10th head coach in program history, replacing Jeff Tambroni, who resigned to take the head coach position at Penn State on Thursday.

"I couldn't be more thrilled than to name Ben DeLuca as our new Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse," said Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. "Ben is a terrific coach and leader of young men, but most importantly he is the person that we as a university and lacrosse community most want to represent our program. This is a happy day for Cornell lacrosse, and I know Ben will pour his heart and soul into this terrific opportunity."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The organizing committee for the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship has announced that all games from the main stadium will be streamed live on the web. This includes all of the Blue Division games in which the United States will compete. The complete package is available for £6.50 (roughly $10) on a pre-sale basis through July 1. After that, the price rises to £11.50 (roughly $18).
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from Penn St. Athletics
Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley has named Jeff Tambroni as the new head coach of the Nittany Lion men's lacrosse team. Tambroni, who just led Cornell to its third appearance in the NCAA semifinals in the last four years, replaces Glenn Thiel, who retired in May.

Tambroni comes to Penn State after 10 superb seasons as head coach at Cornell. He picked up his eighth straight Ivy League title (either outright or shared) and led the Big Red to a second straight national semifinal appearance.
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from The Corning Leader
The University of Maryland has a new head men’s lacrosse coach and it’s a Corning West graduate. John Tillman – a 1987 West grad – spent the last three seasons as head coach at Harvard and helped the Crimson compile a 20-19 record, which included an 8-5 season in 2009, marking the program’s highest win total since 1999. On Wednesday, Tillman was named the ninth head coach in the 85-year history of the Maryland men’s lacrosse program.
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from US Lacrosse
This event gives chapter representative teams a venue to come together to "Honor the Game" of lacrosse, playing competitivelywhile displaying dignity and class both on and off the field.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Spike Decker, Rodman, will soon be headed to Manchester, England to officiate in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships.
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from New Hartford Lacrosse
Sunday August 1, 2010, New Hartford Senior High School. 10 v 10 format - Minimum 3 games - 25 minute halves - Championship Round
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from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights from Jamesville-Dewitt's victory vs. Garden City for the Class B title. (2:17)
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Shock. Surprise. Those were the dominant reactions to the news that Jeff Tambroni, who built a lacrosse powerhouse at Cornell University, had resigned after a decade to accept the head-coaching position at Penn State. He will replace Glenn Thiel, who stepped down last month after 33 seasons as PSU’s head coach.

“Shocked,” Max Seibald, the 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy winner and former Big Red captain, said Thursday evening. “I think everyone is. We didn’t see it coming.”
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
In what amounts to a stunning coup for Penn State University, the Nittany Lions have hired Cornell's Jeff Tambroni to replace Glenn Thiel as their new men's lacrosse coach. The university announced the hiring Thursday night on its website.

Tambroni was not available for comment, but praised the Cornell administration and lacrosse community in his released statement. "We have fond memories of Cornell and are honored to have been part of the Cornell lacrosse program for the past thirteen years," he said.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Newtown Golden Eagles are based out of Cattaraugus on the Seneca Nation. Onondaga and Newtown games have been a highlight of these two communities for countless centuries. Recent history has seen these two squads battle in the Can-Am Championship in 4 out of the last 6 finals.
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from Hobart Athletics
Seven Hobart lacrosse players were honored during the 2010 Block H Awards banquet. Senior goalie Max Silberlicht and sophomore attackman Chris Pedersen took home top honors as the defensive and offensive MVPs, respectively.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, is celebrating its tenth anniversary season this summer. In celebration, the league will recognize the greatest players of the past decade by announcing the Ten Year Anniversary Team. The team will be decided based on a fan votes available on the league's official website, majorleaguelacrosse.com.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 Share 4:35PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Multiple sources have confirmed that Jeff Tambroni will be the next head coach at Penn State. Messages left for Tambroni, Cornell and Penn State athletic departent officials were not immediately returned.

Tambroni leaves Cornell University having led the Big Red to Championship Weekend in three of the past four seasons, including the NCAA Final in 2009, where they lost to Syracuse in overtime.
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12:45PM
from Villanova Athletics
Rising senior Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-Dewitt) has been named the 2010 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winner in men's lacrosse, as announced by the conference today. The honor recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as community service.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Now less than a month away from its first game in the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, things are starting to heat up for the U.S. men's national team. Team USA will take on the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association (PLA) All-Stars in an exhibition game on Friday night at Lehigh University beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for $15 at the gate.
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from the Lewiston Sun Journal
"A lot better than last year," Saints' coach Dave Haefele said with a shrug of his shoulders. The Saints lost to Yarmouth in the regional semifinals last season by a 26-1 count.
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9:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse University women’s lacrosse standout Christina Dove was one of the 24 student-athletes honored with the 2009-10 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award, which recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as community service.

The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to one student-athlete in each BIG EAST sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
“Paul has spent his whole life in the lacrosse business as a player, coach and manufacturer,” said Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres. “He has a lot to offer the sport and will help us with the front office in Rochester.”
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The specific game eludes Jovan Miller. The memory of the bus ride home afterward is a treasure as fresh today as when it was first offered, a mental image that complements the photograph hanging on his dorm room at school.

"Coach (Roy) Simmons Jr. sat me down on a bus ride home from one of our games," Miller, a junior midfielder on the Syracuse University lacrosse team, recalled. "He looked me in the eye and told me I was having an unbelievable season, that I would be the first African-American All-American at Syracuse since Jim Brown by the time it was over. I never looked at myself that way. I’ll always remember that conversation."
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Corning East and Corning West will merge their sports programs for the next school year. Bob Streeten has been approved as boys lacrosse coach, Kim McNaney as girls lacrosse coach.
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from Pat Spadafore/The Post-Standard
TAYSTRONG FOR TAYLOR DAY will bey Saturday, June 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Cazenovia's Fenner Athletic Fields on Fenner Rd. Guests are asked to wear their purple "Taystrong for Taylor" shirt and take part in the aerial photo spelling out TAY on the athletic field.
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from Hartwick Athletics
Men's lacrosse attackman Ross Pino '02 among those inducted.
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from Melinda Johnson/The Post-Standard
Jeff Allen’s got game. Lacrosse, that it is. He will put the finishing touches on a painting of an ambiguous Syracuse University lacrosse player.
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from tHE pALLADIUM tIMES
Female lacrosse players at both Syracuse University and Oswego High School appear to be on the Gait-way to success. Gary Gait, former All-American and now the head coach of the S.U. women’s lacrosse team, conducted a free, open lacrosse clinic on Tuesday for girls. It was held at the OHS practice field.
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from Peter Lasagna/Inside Lacrosse
Everyone starts over in June. Whether at the pinnacle of the college lacrosse food chain, focused on Sensational Sophomores and Rising Juniors, or in the migrating herds that still seek 2011 Seniors, each coach hits the trail in search of the next Paul Rabil.
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from The Patriot Ledger
It’s not often fans leave a boys lacrosse state final raving about the goaltenders. But that was the case Wednesday night at Harvard Stadium, when Duxbury senior Makar Zaverucha and St. John’s Prep senior Nick Triano stole the thunder and most of the highlights from their teammates in the Division 1 state championship game.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Share 4:30PM

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from 9WSYR
Sports Director Steve Infanti's highlights from the class B, C &D and the class A lacrosse all-star games.
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from Brown Athletics
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany, who led the Brown men's lacrosse team to two of the last three Ivy League Championships, has announced the Brown Class of 2014. This year's talented recruiting class will enter Brown in the fall of 2010.
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from Inside Lacrosse
While we're looking ahead to 2011 and where teams stand following a terrific 2010 season heading into summer, we're taking a look at the teams who have the biggest holes to fill.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Two words for members of the Horseheads Youth Lacrosse League who held a food drive to benefit their local food pantry: Well done!
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from the Watertown Daily News
The Northern New York Outlaws Lacrosse team finished second in the Face-Off Classic on Sunday at Syracuse University.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
SU's Josh Amidon, Joel White, John Lade, Brian Megill; Army's Garrett Thul, Rob McCallion; Cornell's Mike Bronzino join the PLA Team against Team USA.
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from SUNY Oswego Athletics
Long-time Oswego State men’s lacrosse head coach Dan Witmer will step aside as head coach after 28 seasons following the decision by the college to elevate the position from part-time to full-time status.

Witmer also teaches English at Hannibal High School. The timing of the decision by the college was to take advantage of the foundation provided over the years by Witmer to advance the visibility of the sport at Oswego State.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Ranking and Regional Rankings will be released Thursday. This year was especially riveting, and there are many contenders who could earn the No. 1 spot this season. To help understand the contenders, IL contributor Ty Xanders breaks down the case for some of this year's top high school teams:
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from the Baltimore Sun
Johns Hopkins’ involvement in the Face-Off Classic and the Day of Rivals – both at M&T Bank Stadium – has ended for now.

The Blue Jays have opted to move their games against Princeton and Maryland back to campus, which was first reported by D1scourse.typepad.com and confirmed by a Johns Hopkins school official Tuesday morning. Johns Hopkins is scheduled to travel to Princeton in late February or early March and then take another road trip to College Park in mid-April.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Harvard head coach John Tillman agreed Tuesday evening to become the ninth head coach at Maryland.

The paperwork is still being completed, but an announcement could come as early as Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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from US Lacrosse
Six Upstaters to play in what was the National Senior Showcase.
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from LaxPower
F-M's Jared DePalma one of ten headed to Yale.

"Our staff is excited about the addition of these players. We feel that we really improved our talent and depth for the 2011 team. These players represent the future of Yale Lacrosse and we are looking forward to coaching them this fall," said Shay.
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from LaxPower
What trends do your most (or least) favorite teams show over time? LaxPower's computer ratings have been scaled somewhat differently from season to season. As a result, tracking such changes can be difficult using "raw" computer ratings.
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Since being named the sixth head coach in franchise history on July 18, 2002, Kilgour has led the Bandits to eight consecutive playoff appearances – including an NLL Championship in 2008. Kilgour has compiled a regular season record of 80-48 in Buffalo, along with a 10-7 record in the postseason. Kilgour's 12-win season in 2003 is the most in franchise history, and the feat earned him 2003 NLL Coach of the Year honors.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
Onondaga GM Alfie Jacques finalized the signing earlier this week of Jeremy Thompson. Jeremy Thompson, Onondaga hawk clan, is currently a standout midfielder with Syracuse University. Jeremy was named to the second team All-American Team while totaling 15 goals and 8 assists winning 78 of 134 face-offs.

Jeremy joined the team on this Saturday’s away win at Tonawanda 13-5. The Braves welcomed the Redhawks with their beautiful new turf and box for a great night of lacrosse. Ross Bucktooth anchored the goaltending keeping the scoring low as they held a 2-1 lead.
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from LaxPower
The IWLCA has honored 18 student-athletes for their achievements during the 2010 season, including 12 positional players of the year as well as three IWLCA Scholar-Athletes and three IWLCA Community Awareness recipients.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
From the NYS High School Championships.
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from the Calgary Herald
Every year, the province has to play second fiddle to the hotbeds of Ontario and B.C. But with the Okotoks Raiders set to host the 2011 Minto Cup — the national junior ‘A’ lacrosse championships — that could be about to change. Provided, of course, Alberta can serve up a contender — or, preferably, a winner.
Monday, June 14, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Junior Liz Hogan has been named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Goalkeeper of the Year. The award was announced at the IWLCA All-American Banquet in King of Prussia, Pa. on Saturday, June 12. Hogan is the first player in program history to win an IWLCA Player of the Year award.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Everyone in Upstate New York scholastic lacrosse, male and female alike, ought to thank Jamesville-DeWitt's boys for bringing a small amount of balance to the state championships.

Save for the Red Rams going to Stony Brook University and beating up Garden City 11-5 on Saturday, every state title went to very familiar powers from Long Island repeating their 2009 feats.
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from Inside Lacrosse
We're about halfway through the season, and each team has an injection of fresh blood, as the draftees from last weekend's collegiate draft are joining their Major League Lacrosse squads for the first game of the season.

Toronto has yet to garner a win on the season, yet there's several reasons for hope, with rookies such as former Notre Dame standout Scott Rodgers and Syracuse/Six Nations star Cody Jamieson making their debuts.
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from Pat Spadafore/The Post-Standard
Proceeds will benefit one-time Cazenovia girls lacrosse player Taylor Matt, who is suffering from cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant.
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from YNN.com
Video highlights from Saturday's Class B Championship game.
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from SportsFive.net
The All Star list is out recognizing the Monroe County League players for the 2010 season.
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from SportsFive.net
Senior attackmen Brendan Saylor (Fairport) and Jack Hinderland (Thomas), senior goalie Nick King (Canandaigua) and Joe Dupra (Pittsford) were selected as USLAcrosse All Americans.
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from SportsFive.net
Senior midfielder Gannon Osborn (Canandaigua) and senior LSM James Cunningham (Fairport) were selected by the Monroe County coaches as the 2010 USLacrosse Academic All American. The Division I player of the Year is Brendan Saylor. The Division II Player of the Year is Jack Hinderland and the Division III Player of the Year is CJ Wool (Brighton).
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from SportsFive.net
Senior midfielder Tyler Brooks-Lambert (Midlakes) and senior defenseman Mike Warner (Geneva) were selected as USLacrosse All Americans. Senior, Ryan Kommer from Newark was selected by the Finger Lakes coaches as the 2010 USLacrosse Academic All American.
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from SportsFive.net
Senior midfielder, Jeff Wester from Livonia was selected as GRALL "Player of the Year" and GRALL "All American". The GRALL coaches selected senior attackman Mike Crawford from McQuaid Jesuit as the 2010 GRALL Academic All American and the Sportsmanship award went to Bath.
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from LoHud.com
Lakeland graduate Jack Doherty of Yorktown got the attention of the Binghamton University lacrosse program and its fans this past spring as a freshman.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It's always a sad moment to see the NCAA season come to a close, because it means that once the celebration calms down, we're stuck without any official games until next February. That's why Inside Lacrosse has taken to throwing together a quick 'look ahead' to the next season, polling the various voters in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll on what they think the top teams coming into the following season will be.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Much like the men, we asked the voters in the deBeer/InsideLacrosse Media Poll to share their early thoughts on the teams that will be in contention for the 2011 season with a super-preliminary poll.
Sunday, June 13, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from the Post-Standard
The Jamesville-Dewitt Red Rams looked at the numbers and saw a defense that had shut down some of the best teams on Long Island all year. Playing without second leading scorer Jake Bratek, who suffered a collarbone injury in practice prior to the game, the task may have seemed daunting.

But even with a short time to prepare its attack, J-D hung around in the first quarter and pulled away in the second to capture the New York state Class B Boys lacrosse championship over the Garden City Trojans . . .

Close up of JD's cpx-R
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from The Corning Leader
After what could have been called back-to-back upsets in the state lacrosse playoffs, Corning East ran into a giant that could not be slain as unbeaten and top-ranked Manhasset cruised to a 19-6 win over the Trojans in the NYSPHSAA Class C championship game at Stony Brook University Saturday.

“They were a far better team than I had thought,” East head coach Bob Streeten said. “There is a reason they are unbeaten. They are not only the best team in Class C, they may be the best team in the state top to bottom.”
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
North Carolina-bound Nick Galasso scored once and had six assists for Section XI's West Islip in its 13-5 win over Fairport in the Class A boys lacrosse state final at SUNY Stony Brook.

"We played hard for a half and then they kicked it into another gear. They were phenomenal offensively, they can do a lot of things because they're so athletic, and they have the No. 1 recruit in the country," said Fairport coach Mike Torrelli, referring to Galasso.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The Comets came as close as they've ever been to winning a state title, but fell short in the Class C final Saturday at SUNY Cortland. They lost by a goal, 10-9, to four-time state champion Shoreham-Wading River of Section 11.

"Being that we only lost by one, it's pretty hard on us," said Kailah Kempney, who had two goals and an assist for Carthage. "All these years that we put in, we just couldn't make that final step and capture our dream."
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from The Globe and Mail
The curved bleachers at Cornell University's Schoellkopf Field rise like an open clam. About 7,000 students cheer on the Big Red home team, while orange-clad fans of two-time national champion Syracuse University scream: “We are SU!”

Among the 20 helmeted players clashing with lacrosse sticks below, Syracuse's Cody Jamieson, a Mohawk from the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ont., stands out.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Seton Catholic Central senior midfielder Joey Slavik has been named to the U. S. Lacrosse Boy's High School Showcase. He is one of 96 players selected to the four-team tournament, which is part of the week-long ESPN Rise Games.
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from NLL Insider
Below, check out Jamieson talking trick shots with Citrus TV’s Scott Grodsky, the interview likely sparked by Jamieson’s SportsCenter worthy snipe against Johns Hopkins earlier this season.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Long Island Lizards' first lead of the game was the only one that mattered. The Lizards defeated the Machine in overtime, 13-12, behind five goals and one assist from attackman Matt Danowski. Tim Goettelmann tied the game with 11 seconds left in regulation and slammed the short-range game winner home 1:09 into overtime to improve the Lizards’ record to 2-3. The Machine fell to 3-2.
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from GreenwichTime.com
"Every year in the state tournament teams get rocked by a swarm of those blue jerseys," (New Fairfield boys lacrosse coach Marty) Morgan said. "It's the same blue jerseys. They just have different names on them every year."
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from Mlive.com
Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice is the Division 1 boys lacrosse champion again. Of course. The Warriors knocked off Detroit Catholic Central, 16-10, to win their sixth straight Division 1 championship on Saturday at Birmingham Seaholm High School.
Saturday, June 12, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from The Corning Leader
The journey that began 45 years ago with the addition of a club lacrosse team at Corning East High School will conclude today some 300 miles away on Long Island.

After becoming a varsity team in 1967, the Corning East boys lacrosse program developed into the most accomplished athletic program in the Corning-Painted Post School District – and arguably, the area.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Carthage advanced to its second state championship game in five years after a dominating performance from one of the state's all-time greats. The Comets defeated Section 1's Nyack, 14-3, and will face Section 11's Shoreham-Wading River in the Class C championship at 2:30 p.m. today at SUNY Cortland.

Watertown lost control early and totaled double-digit turnovers as Section 1's Fox Lane cruised to a 19-11 win in Class B. (scroll down to Girls Lacrosse)
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team wanted to win a state championship. Anything short of that just wasn't going to be enough. So calling its 16-15 loss in heart-pounding fashion to four-time defending champion Garden City in the Class B state semifinals a moral victory meant nothing to the Braves. But the seniors whose careers ended Friday knew this: They went down swinging.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The erstwhile Chicago Machine has found quite a niche on the road. The Machine, no longer in Chicago after Major League Lacrosse could not come to terms on an ownership agreement for the franchise there, is 3-1 in its season-long road show. Tied for first place with Chesapeake and Denver, the Machine is also just one win shy of its single-season record.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
The final sporting event in Corning East High history takes place Saturday, and a victory would mark one of the biggest upsets the Trojans have ever accomplished.

"I know our kids are very aware of Manhasset's reputation, and we're just a bunch of nobodies," East coach Bob Streeten said. "There will be no need for any pep talk, any inspiration. We're at the dance."
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from Casey Powell Lacrosse
Casey Powell, all-time leading scorer in Major League Lacrosse history and former member of the US National Team, will bring his expertise to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and help guide teams during their spring training stay at Walt Disney World Resort.
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from LoHud.com
Kristin Pappalardo scored 19 seconds into sudden death to give the Rebels a 12-11 victory over West Genesee in the Class A girls lacrosse state semifinals today at Tomkins Cortland Community College.

YNN.com Video
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from LoHud.com
Nyack's dream of claiming its first state girls lacrosse title was extinguished today at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Indians couldn't contain Carthage's Katie Ferris and ended up losing 14-3 in the Class C state semifinals.

Ferris, a senior playing attack for the 19-3 Comets, came in with 94 goals and left with 102 after an eight-goal, one assist effort.

YNN.com Video
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from ROCnow.com
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team rallied from a seven-goal deficit to within one with 5:25 remaining, but the Braves lost, 16-15, to four-time reigning Class B state girls lacrosse champion, Garden City, in today’s state semifinals at State University College at Cortland.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
After cutting its deficit to two goals in the second half, Pittsford saw Farmingdale score nine straight goals in a 6½-minute span and run away with today’s Class A girls state lacrosse semifinal.
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from YNN.com
It was a disappointing déjà vu for the Watertown girls lacrosse team on Friday as the Cyclones lost in the state semifinals for the second straight season with a 19-11 defeat to Section I's Fox Lane at Tompkins Cortland Community College. With YNN.com Video.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Honeoye Falls-Lima girls lacrosse team used a five-goal run to open the second half and take the lead, but three-time reigning state champion Shoreham-Wading River stormed back to score the game's final six goals and win, 14-11, in today's Class C state semifinals at State University College at Cortland.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Corning East attacker Devin Grimaldi was selected for the North-South All-American boys lacrosse game, the Section 4 Lacrosse League announced Friday. Also named to the North-South game was Seton Catholic Central midfielder Joey Slavik.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Travel Channel’s hit show Man vs. Food was in Syracuse earlier this week to film an episode for its upcoming third season. One of the places they visited was Wohl Field at Syracuse University’s Lampe Athletics Complex where host Adam Richman donned the legendary #22 jersey to tape a segment with some former Orange lacrosse stars.
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from Cortland Athletics
Cortland senior midfielder Jess Fritz (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) and senior attacker Nicki Mahoney (Canandaigua/Canandaigua Academy) have been chosen to compete in the 2010 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Maryland has contacted Virginia associate head coach Marc Van Arsdale (Geneva/Hobart) about its head coaching vacancy, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Friday, June 11, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
Overcoming its slowest start of the season, the unbeaten Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team (21-0) rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Western Conference champion Irondequoit 9-5 in a state Class B semifinal at Cicero-North Syracuse on Thursday.

The victory advances coach Jamie Archer's No. 1 state-ranked Red Rams into Saturday's 11 a.m. state title game at Stony Brook University on Long Island. J-D will face No. 2 state-ranked Garden City (18-3), which edged Niskayuna 5-4 in the other state semifinal Thursday.

YNN.com Video | Post-Standard Photos
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from the Corning Leader
The last Corning East boys lacrosse team ever made sure it would be together as long as it possibly could by earning the right to end its season at the NYSPHSAA Class C championship game Saturday. The Trojans (17-4) defeated Section V champion Aquinas 7-6 Thursday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School and will take on Section VIII champion – undefeated and No. 1-ranked Manhasset – at 1:30 p.m. at LaValle Stadium at Stony Brook University. Manhasset defeated Putnam Valley in its semifinal 13-3.

East earned its 12th trip to the state finals in the past 29 years with another gritty performance by its defense and an offense that made the most of its limited time with the ball.

YNN.com Video
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Ithaca, the Section IV champ, whipped West Genesee on Tuesday in the Central Regional, but the previously unbeaten Little Red couldn't handle the Red Raiders, and Fairport pulled off an 8-6 victory at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

"Our coaches told us no one can beat us except ourselves," said senior defenseman Ted Knowles, the leader of Fairport's long pole unit. "As long as we show up and play our hardest we can win."

YNN.com Video
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
"Even their own mothers wouldn't have blamed them if they had quit when we were 3-5," Whipple said of his team that sputtered at the start of the lacrosse season. "But every guy in that locker room from day one to right now believed we could accomplish what we accomplished, and it's all a credit to those guys."
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
"That was a tough one to swallow," said Aquinas coach Kevin Martin. "We had some opportunities and we didn't put them away. They have a great team and a lot of great players and the ball bounced their way."
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from The Ithaca Journal
On a night when Ithaca absolutely had to be sharp, it was anything but. That biting reality, following an 8-6 loss to a talented, senior-laden team from Fairport, made Thursday night's final postgame walk back to the locker room difficult.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
State semifinals today: Section III champions West Genesee (A), Watertown (B) and Carthage (C) will all vie in state semifinals at Tompkins Cortland CC today, starting at 9:30 a.m. when the No. 1 state-ranked Wildcats play Lakeland/Panas of Section One.
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from LoHud.com
The realization that an impressive season drawing to a close began to sink in with six minutes to play. Lakeland/Panas was laboring. After going stride for stride with a national power, the energy level was bottoming out.
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from LoHud.com
From the first minute, it was clear Putnam Valley was in over its head.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Niskayuna coach Mike Vorgang made the rounds along the sides of Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University, embracing each and every one of his 17 seniors one last time. One more goal and that final goodbye may have been put on hold for another 48 hours. But it just wasn't meant to be.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Penn State is still searching for a men's lacrosse coach after former assistant and current Brown head coach Lars Tiffany turned down the Nittany Lions. Previous published reports have indicated that former Maryland head coach Dave Cottle and current Colgate coach Jim Nagle have interviewed for the position.
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from Inside Lacrosse
From the 2010 Section 3 Class B Championship Game.
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from Inside Lacrosse
From the Section 5 Class C Championship Game.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
It's only right that the final game in Corning East boys lacrosse history will be for a state championship.

The Trojans earned a shot at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C title by holding off Section 5's Aquinas 7-6 on Thursday evening in a semifinal game at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Slow starts in games had become an annoying part of the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team's routine throughout its undefeated 2010 run.

It became more than an annoyance in Thursday's state Class B semifinal against Irondequoit at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium, as the Red Rams faced its first three-goal deficit of the season and didn't even get on the board until the fourth quarter.

WSYR Video
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from MPNnow.com
The Irondequoit boys lacrosse team couldn't be the first club to figure out Jamesville Dewitt. The undefeated Red Rams picked up a 9-5 win on the turf of Cicero North Syracuse High School to advance to the state finals for Class B.
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from MPNnow.com
Two days ago, the Section 5 boys lacrosse contingent mimicked one another’s performances, winning all three Regional qualifying games for just the second time over the last 12 years.
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from Inside Lacrosse
On the strength of a breakout campaign that saw him score 50 points, Army attackman Garrett Thul is InsideLacrosse.com’s Freshman of the Year, topping IL's All-Freshman Team announced earlier this week. Thul was a key part of the Black Knights’ impressive run in which they finish 9-2 over their last 11 games, upset Syracuse and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Your lacrosse photos sent to Lacrosse Magazine.
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from Otto's Army
Otto's Army offers suggestions for promoting SU lacrosse on campus.
Thursday, June 10, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Fairport, Irondequoit and Aquinas continue the quests for their first state boys lacrosse championships today in a state semifinal tripleheader at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The championship games are Saturday at Stony Brook University. Here's a look at today's games:
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Carthage watched Shoreham-Wading River stall as the clock was set to running time in the second half of last year's state Class C semifinal. The Wildcats won by 10 and Carthage looked to this season as all the time it needed to finally win a state championship.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Taylor Hughes doesn't remember much about Watertown's loss to Section 4's Garden City in last season's state Class B semifinal. It was the first trip any Watertown high school team had made to the state's championship weekend.
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from the Albany Times-Union
From start to finish and considering the circumstances, Niskayuna's regional championship win over Saugerties on Tuesday was the Silver Warriors' best-played game from start to finish this season.
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from Glenn Coin/The Post-Standard
When Fred Pestello became president of LeMoyne College two years ago, things were not looking up on the hilltop campus nicknamed “The Heights.” The $50 million fundraising campaign had stalled at $30 million. Thirty fewer students enrolled than planned, costing the college hundreds of thousands in revenue. And the endowment had dropped disastrously with the crash of the stock market.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
Though Irondequoit has the worst won-loss record of all teams still vying for state lacrosse crowns, J-D coach Jamie Archer is fully aware that the Eagles are red-hot.

"Irondequoit played a very tough schedule, losing mostly to Class A or out-of-state teams, but they're playing their best lacrosse of the season now," he said. "They recently defeated defending Section V champion Canandaigua, which is the team that ended our season last year. No way are we looking past this team."
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from The Corning Leader
When looking at a sports team with a 16-4 record, many people will spend a great deal of time discussing the victories. For the Corning East boys lacrosse team – a look at its losses may be the key to the Trojans’ postseason success this year.

Of East’s four losses, two have come at the hands of unbeaten Class A power Ithaca (by 14-4 and 15-7 scores) and Class B Canandaigua (11-9) and John Jay (6-5, overtime).
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from The Elmira Star-Gazette
Defense was supposed to be Ithaca High's big question mark entering the 2010 boys lacrosse season.

All-American goalie A.J. Fiore had graduated and gone off to Cornell. Close defensemen Cody Fisk and Zach Feldshuh, and shortstick midfielders Peter Shoemaker and Chase Benjamin also had finished their high school careers.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Brown coach Lars Tiffany will not be the next head men's lacrosse coach at Penn State and will stay at his alma mater, he confirmed this evening. The news comes contrary to reports — and many expectations — that Tiffany would return to Penn State, where he was an assistant from 2000-04 under long-time head coach Glenn Thiel, who retired last month.
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from Keuka Athletics
Keuka College has selected Kelly Lickert to be its new women’s lacrosse coach.

A resident of Penn Yan, Lickert graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 2005 and helped the Mustangs win the New York State Class B girl’s lacrosse championship in 2004.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
With the main turf down, installation continues with specific game lines and the Le Moyne logos.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
All right, Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team. Hope you have some strong shoulders, for you carry the entire Section III hopes for a state championship. That's not the case on the girls side, though. West Genesee, Watertown and Carthage all remain alive in the pursuit of the big prize and are ready for a high-tension tripleheader on Friday at Tompkins Community College.
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from the Buffalo News
For the first time since 2007, and for just the second time in the last 12 years, there will be no Section VI boys lacrosse teams participating in the state final four. Section VI champions Orchard Park (Class A), Hamburg (B) and Silver Creek (C) all lost to their Section V (Rochester area) counterparts in the Far West Regionals on Tuesday evening before an estimated combined crowd of 1,200 at a bleacher-filled Demske Sports Complex at Canisius College.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Four-time All-American, two-time national champion (‘93 and ‘95) and a true Syracuse University legend Ric “The Beast” Beardsley has accepted an offer from Maverik Lacrosse to rep the company and its products in upstate New York.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It was being called “the biggest party the lacrosse world has ever seen.” That was a pretty bold statement, but the LXM Pro East Coast Launch Party lived up to the hype. After months of planning and dozens of group emails, the LXM guys and a few of us at IL were able to execute a night of pros, celebs, music and lacrosse.
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from LacrosseAllStars.com
The Gotham Lacrosse League got off to a hot start on Tuesday, June 8th at 7pm. The Southampton Brewery LC took on Bear Stearns/Bank of America, which featured a large contingent of recent Middlebury grads like Mike Murray and Tom Petty as well as a solid smattering of top level D1 players representing the likes of Johns Hopkins, UDelaware and UAlbany.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from The Ithaca Journal
Its two leading scorers at attack were essentially taken away, and its typically prolific faceoff tandem struggled for a half with standout West Genesee midfielder John Glesener. Reason to panic for the Ithaca High boys lacrosse team in Tuesday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A boys lacrosse quarterfinal? Hardly.

The Little Red received a strong game from its defense and plenty of scoring from its battery of midfielders in handing Section 3's perennial large-school power its worst state tournament defeat in 33 years, 13-5, at Union-Endicott's Ty Cobb Stadium.

YNN Video
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from The Elmira Star-Gazette
It's no surprise to anyone in Corning that the final varsity team left in Corning East history is the boys lacrosse team, which has one state championship and 11 state runner-up finishes in the last 21 years.

However, there were most certainly a few eyebrows raised across the New York state lacrosse world Tuesday afternoon when the Trojans held off high-scoring Skaneateles, 7-6, in a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C quarterfinal game at Union-Endicott's Ty Cobb Stadium.

YNN Video
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
First it was the Section V girls from Honeoye Falls-Lima, Canandaigua and Pittsford, who swept through Section VI in the quarterfinal round of the state lacrosse tournament.

Tuesday at Canisius College, Rochester's boys took their turn running roughshod over their Buffalo area neighbors.
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from The Corning Leader
For 12 minutes, Corning West stayed within a goal of Jamesville-DeWitt, trailing 3-2 as the teams headed into the second quarter. From there, the state’s top-ranked team in Class B showed why it was unbeaten in 2010 by pulling away to a 17-3 NYSPHSAA quarterfinal win over the Vikings at Union-Endicott High School Tuesday.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
International recording artists Third Eye Blind, best known for the single "Semi-Charmed Life", will headline the Empire State Games Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday July 21 kicking-off four days of gold medal athletic competitions.

“We are a little more than a month away from one of the greatest events to be held in Western New York,” said Jack Quinn, Empire State Games Buffalo 2010 Honorary Co-Chairman. “Athletic history will be made on the sports fields and arenas throughout our community.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
One of the marks of a championship-caliber team is its ability to adapt to any style of game. Irondequoit needed to play up-tempo helter-skelter to defeat Webster Thomas 16-13 last week in the Section V Class B boys' lacrosse title game. Click here Tuesday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament at Canisius College, the Eagles had to buckle down on defense and grind it out against Section VI champ Hamburg, and they had no trouble doing so in an 8-4 victory.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
All it took was one look at the two teams warming up before Tuesday's Class C boys lacrosse state quarterfinal at Canisius College to jump to the conclusion that Aquinas was going to be in for an easy time.
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from the Albany Times-Union
In its first-round regional victory on Saturday, Niskayuna had to stave off a furious fourth-quarter rally from national powerhouse John Jay-Cross River to hold on for a 7-6 upset victory, one of the biggest in the program's history.
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from LoHud.com
Just getting back to where you had been in the state playoffs requires so much time and work and effort. Especially time. A year later, Putnam Valley is still one step away from the state Class C boys lacrosse semifinals.
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from Varsity 845
Maybe next year. Or the year after that. Section 9's winless streak in the state boys' lacrosse tournament is bound to end some day. It just didn't happen on Tuesday. Section 1 champion Lakeland Panas defeated Section 9 champion Warwick 18-6 in the Class A quarterfinals.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse junior goalie John Galloway became the third Orange men’s lacrosse student-athlete to earn national academic All-America honors on Tuesday, June 8 when he was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team.
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from Inside Lacrosse
On Monday afternoon, I shot Kevin an email asking what the heck happened. He responded barely an hour later with this hilarious — and harrowing — play-by-play account, CC-ing in the other three for their commentary.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Army's Thul, SU's Megill, Cornell's Noble and Fiore named to first team.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Photo Galleries.
Monday, June 7, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Jeff Tambroni plans on being Cornell's head men's lacrosse coach in 2011.

In response to a report that had Tambroni as a finalist for the University of Maryland coaching vacancy, Tambroni said he talked to Maryland officials late last week and decided "not to pursue" the position.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The 2010 college men's lacrosse eason is over. Duke has finally collected its first championship, and Blue Devils midfielder Ned Crotty capped his career Thursday with the Tewaaraton Award.

Things will be different. The college game says goodbye to Crotty, Max Quinzani and several other key pieces of the Duke title team, as well as a championship game hero from the past (Syracuse’s Cody Jamieson).
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from Syracuse Athletics
The list of accolades continues to grow for several members of the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team. WomensLax.com has named senior Christina Dove the Attacker of the Year and junior Liz Hogan as the Goalkeeper of the Year. In addition, womenslacrosse.com chose senior Eileen Finn as the Unsung Hero of the Year for her contributions to the Orange defense.
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from Inside Lacrosse
For this year's MLL Draft, we asked veteran Major League Lacrosse journalist Kyle Devitte to prepare some analysis of the proceedings, pulling some high and low points for each team and grading their draft as a whole. As always, the opinions are that of the writer, and you're welcome to disagree your face off in the comments.
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from Lax 3.0
The NYS Boy's Quarterfinals are scheduled for today at four locations around the state. You can follow the road to the Championships at Lax 3.0.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Seniors Lindsay Powell and Anna LeGrett each finished with four goals and one assist to power Honeoye Falls-Lima to an 18-6 victory over Amherst-VI in a state Class C quarterfinal Saturday at Amherst High School. Sophomore Maddie Silverman added three goals and one assist and senior Maggie Stankaitis chipped in two goals and one assist for the Cougars (15-5), who had eight different goal scorers.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The Frontier League will be well-represented at the girls lacrosse state semifinals Friday at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

Watertown prevailed as the regional champion in the Class B quarterfinals with an 11-9 triumph over Section 4's Vestal on Saturday at West Genesee High School. Carthage escaped an early departure with two goals in the final 40 seconds to beat Section 4's Corning East, 16-14.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Thankfully, the U.S. men's national team doesn't leave for the world lacrosse championships for another month.

That doesn't mean Team USA head coach Mike Pressler doesn't see some good signs, though, despite Sunday's 12-11 loss to the MLL College All-Stars -- a team of recent college graduates making their pro lacrosse auditions. The game ended with over nine minutes remaining on the clock due to lightning.
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from MPNnow.com
When the Canandaigua Academy girls lacrosse team won the Section 5 championship Wednesday night in Spencerport, beating the Victor Blue Devil girls 20-3, they advanced to the Far West Regional match.

Little did the schedulers know that Saturday night was also the Canandaigua Academy Senior Ball.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
For the fourth consecutive year, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team is bound for the state Class A final four - and the home folks in Camillus got to witness the final step. In total contrast to the high drama of its win over Fayetteville-Manlius in the Section III final four days earlier, the Wildcats made quick work of Section IV champion Binghamton in a 23-3 romp Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.
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from Elmira Star-Gazette
Kailah Kempney scored the winning goal with 38 seconds left to lift Carthage to a 16-14 victory over Corning East on Saturday night in a New York state Class C girls quarterfinal lacrosse game at West Genesee High School. Carthage, the Section 3 champion, added a goal with two seconds remaining.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Jim Connolly's three-goal second quarter helped the College All-Stars overcome an early deficit and defeat Team USA 12-11 in the pre-draft challenge at Yale Bowl.
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from LoHud.com
Despite dominating the second half at times, winning its second straight CHSAA Class AA boys lacrosse state championship wasn't easy for Iona Prep. The host Gaels escaped with a 10-9 victory over Buffalo's Bishop Timon-St. Jude Saturday.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Syracuse’s Cody Jamieson (Six Nations, Ontario) and Chris Daniello (Cross River, N.Y.) were selected in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft on Sunday, June 6. Jamieson was selected in the second round (10th overall) by the Toronto Nationals and Daniello went in the third round (15th overall) to the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
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from the Albany Times-Union
The smiles sported by the Niskayuna High boys' lacrosse team Saturday at the conclusion of its state regional contest were wide and toothy. The Silver Warriors had just knocked off No. 2-ranked Class B power John Jay, 8-7, at Yorktown High.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Four U.S. men's national team members were diverted to a small town in upstate New York when their plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday morning.

Team USA players D.J. Driscoll, Matt Striebel, Mike Leveille were among those aboard, Machine player-personnel manager Scott Hiller said. Kevin Leveille, a U.S. team alternate, was also on the plane, according to reports.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Brent Herbst became the first player in Siena men's lacrosse history to be drafted when he was chosen 22nd overall Sunday by the Long Island Lizards. Herbst, the second goalie chosen in the draft, also is the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference player to be drafted into Major League Lacrosse, a league of six teams.
Sunday, June 6, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Multiple sources are telling Inside Lacrosse that Maryland has focused its search to fill the open head men's lacrosse coaching job to Cornell's Jeff Tambroni, Albany's Scott Marr, Stevenson's Paul Cantabene and Syracuse's Lelan Rogers.

On Friday, Bryant's Mike Pressler pulled out of the running, and on Thursday Syracuse head women's coach Gary Gait withdrew from consideration.
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from the Chicago Tribune
. . . Northwestern has filed a letter of inquiry to the NCAA that alleges official Pat Dillon unduly influenced the tournament's officiating because of Dillon's relationship with her partner, Maryland's head athletic trainer. Dillon, a longtime official and member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, worked the Wildcats' semifinal victory over North Carolina but not the championship game.

Perception often can be more powerful than reality. And when Northwestern officials spotted Dillon conferring with the three game officials and the alternate before the championship, and in the officials' locker room during halftime of the NU-Maryland game, suspicions rose.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Four wins in eight days would be required if the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team wanted to complete an undefeated run to the state Class B championship. That would include two parts of the regional round, the first half of which came Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium against St. Lawrence, from Section X.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
For the fourth consecutive year, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team is bound for the state Class A final four - and the home folks in Camillus got to witness the final step. In total contrast to the high drama of its win over Fayetteville-Manlius in the Section III final four days earlier, the Wildcats made quick work of Section IV champion Binghamton in a 23-3 romp Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
Following a one-hour rain delay, No. 1 state-ranked Jamesville-DeWitt rode a five-goal effort by leading scorer Eric DeJohn to a 15-6 win over Section X champion St. Lawrence in a Class B regional game at Cicero-North Syracuse.
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from the Albany Times-Union
John Jay players sporting white jerseys were coming at Niskayuna goalie Ian Verzoni in waves Saturday afternoon, and the more the clock ran down, the heavier the Section I Class B boys' champions swarmed toward the Silver Warriors' 5-foot-9, 155-pound senior goalie.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Taylor Hughes led all scorers with four goals to lead Section 3's Watertown to an 11-9 victory over Vestal in the quarterfinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B girls lacrosse championships at West Genessee High School. Hughes scored 12 seconds into the game and the Cyclones (16-3) never relinquished the lead.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Score a late goal and force overtime proved to be a formula that worked exceptionally well for the Shenendehowa High boys' lacrosse team in the Section II Class A title game, but it did not work quite so well against the Lakeland-Panas Rebels on Saturday night.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The season came to an end for two Section 10 boys lacrosse teams Saturday against undefeated champions from Section 3 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
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from the Buffalo News
"We were up 17-10 with about eight or nine minutes left in the fourth quarter," Black Knight's head coach William Brennan said. "But Eden stormed back, but we were able to weather the storm."
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from Phil Blackwell/cnyink.com
Heading into the start of the state Class C playoffs, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team was unbeaten. So was the Lakers' opponent in Saturday's regional opener, Salmon River. And that's where the similarities ended - as quickly became apparent as the Lakers, having faced a far tougher slate of opponents on its way to the Section III Class C title, ripped the Shamrocks 18-4 at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Prior to Sunday's Major League Lacrosse draft, fans will have a chance to see some of the top names expected to be called later that night on one team, facing off against Team USA on Sunday afternoon at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Saturday, June 5, 2010 Share 7:30AM
from The Post-Standard
A West Genesee defense that finally found its voice under pressure left Corcoran almost speechless on Friday night.

Ringleader Joe Fletcher and his gabby, grabby crew put the Cougars offense in a vise and never let up and attacker Corey Harrington scored three times as the Wildcats squeezed Corcoran 8-3 in the Section III Class A boys lacrosse final at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Wildcat-Lax Photos
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
There was never a question about how good the Fairport defense was this season. It's just that with the Red Raiders scoring so many goals, led by record-breaking Brendan Saylor, the defense simply was overlooked.

However, Friday night at St. John Fisher College, Fairport's defense took a turn basking in the glow, and the play of the unheralded long sticks and goalie Blaze Riorden was the primary reason why the Red Raiders are Section V Class A boys lacrosse champions for the first time since 2002.
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from The Corning Leader
Playing for the final time as separate teams at Memorial Stadium Friday, Corning West and Corning East each claimed boys lacrosse sectional titles.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
For the Aquinas boys lacrosse team, the memories from two years ago when the Little Irish suffered one of the most disappointing Section V Tournament losses imaginable, are history.
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from Democrat & Chronicle
There have been times throughout his lacrosse career when coaches have tried to persuade Irondequoit's Mike Utz from shooting sidearm. "I've always been a sidearm shooter because I've never been a fan of overhand shots," the senior midfielder said Friday night. "I've gotten yelled at and criticized for it, but this game I came up big." That would qualify as the understatement of the day.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Corning East boys lacrosse program will go out just as it spent most of its four decades-- at the top of its class in Section 4. One year removed from a loss to Chenango Forks in the Class B final that snapped a string of 23 straight sectional championships, the top-seeded Trojans took command late in the first half Friday night at Corning Memorial Stadium against Chenango Valley and went on to an 11-4 victory to capture the Section 4 Class C title.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Corning West boys lacrosse program is largely identified by the fact that it could beat rival Corning East only once in more than 100 games. However, the final West High boys lacrosse team secured a more favorable place in history as a sectional champion Friday night, rolling to a 16-3 victory over Union-Endicott in the Section 4 Class B championship game at Corning Memorial Stadium.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Unfamiliar occurrences have marked the West Genesee boys lacrosse team's 2010 odyssey, from two early defeats to a goalie switch to a no. 2 seed when the Section III Class A playoffs got started.
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from The Buffalo News
Two of the best programs in Western New York continued their domination of their classes at the Section VI boys lacrosse championships Friday evening.

The Class C championship between top-seeded Eden and defending champion Silver Creek was suspended after several lightning delays. Silver Creek is leading, 13-9, with 3:40 left in the third quarter; the game will restart at 3 p.m. Saturday at Orchard Park.
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from SportsFive.met
Brendan Saylor (Fairport) was named Section Five Offensive Player of the Year. Nick King (Canandaigua) was named Defensive Player of the Year and Tucker Nelson (Penfield) was named Sportsman of the Year.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA begins its quest to regain the gold by kicking off its exhibition schedule on Sunday, June 6 against the MLL College Stars. Lacrosse Magazine is your source for the latest information on Team USA. Sign up for our Team USA E-Newsletter to get all of the latest information delivered to your mailbox throughout the summer.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Major League Lacrosse College Draft is just around the corner, and we've got the full list of players who have registered (and are therefore are eligible) for the draft on Sunday. Graduating seniors had until noon on June 3 to register for the draft.
Friday, June 4, 2010 Share 10:15AM
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Binghamton showed marked improvement in its third go-round with second-ranked Ithaca, but the Little Red's talent ran too deep in Thursday night's Section 4 Class A boys lacrosse championship game.

There would be no shocking upset on this night, as the Little Red jumped out to a five-goal lead after 12 minutes and cruised past the Patriots 17-6 at Moresco Stadium.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The quarterback of a Duke offense that scored over 13 goals a game in 2010, Crotty is the second Blue Devils player to take home the Tewaaraton, following in the footsteps of teammate Matt Danowski (2007).

McFadden has a startlingly similar resume for her award to Crotty's. The senior wins the award after being a finalist a year ago, and is the only collegiate player to have played on Team USA's victory in the World Championships last summer. She also joins one former player at her school as a winner of the award - Jen Adams (2001).
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from Syracuse Athletics
The best and brightest in the world of college lacrosse took center stage on Thursday, June 3 at the 2010 Tewaaraton Awards banquet held at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Among them was Orange co-captain Joel White, who was one of the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy as national player of the year.

“It was a great honor to be here,” White said of his Tewaaraton experience. “Ned is very deserving of the award. He’s a great player and he had a great season. I think all of the guys are very deserving and it’s just been fun for me to be here and to get to know these other finalists the last few days.”
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from Syracuse Athletics
While Gait was recently contacted by representatives from the University of Maryland regarding its men’s lacrosse head coaching position, he is dedicated to continuing to lead the Orange. He will remain at his alma mater where he was a four-time All-America selection for the Syracuse men’s team.

“I bleed Orange,” Gait said. “Syracuse is the right place for me and my family. There’s no better place to be, especially with the support we receive from Chancellor Nancy Cantor and (athletics director) Dr. Daryl Gross. I look forward to continuing to build the Syracuse women’s lacrosse program and take it to a national championship. I appreciate being considered for the Maryland position. The alumni have been very supportive.”
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from Syrcuse Athletics
Junior Liz Hogan led the nation in saves, while junior Tee Ladouceur finished first in assists according to the final NCAA women’s lacrosse statistics released this week. It marks the first time in program history that Syracuse has had two players lead the nation in an individual statistical category.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Halley Quillinan and junior Liz Hogan were named to the 2010 Division I NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team for their performances against Maryland in the national semifinals.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Kohlberg Sports Group Inc. today announced it has acquired Maverik Lacrosse, a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of lacrosse equipment, apparel and accessories. Kohlberg Sports Group Inc., an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., also owns Bauer Hockey, the world's leading manufacturer of ice hockey equipment.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
COVER STORY: The tragedy left the closest to it without words -- be it by shock or by choice. Who could blame them?
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Class C final, No. 2 Penn Yan (11-8) vs. No. 1 Aquinas (15-3), 3:30; Class B final, No. 5 Irondequoit (11-7) vs. No. 2 Webster Thomas (15-3), 5:30; Class A final, No. 2 Pittsford (15-3) vs. No. 1 Fairport (16-2), 7:30
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
A year ago, the Union-Endicott boys lacrosse team failed to win a game. Now, the Tigers are a victory away from a Section 4 title. U-E will visit top-seeded Corning West for the Class B crown at 7:15 p.m. Friday in the nightcap of a Section 4 championship doubleheader at Corning Stadium. Chenango Valley and Corning East will square off for the Class C title at 5.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Another Division I opening is at Penn State, and one rumor floated has been the candidacy of current Mount St. Mary’s coach Tom Gravante (West Genesee), who guided the Mountaineers to their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament crown and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Baldiwnsville native John Nostrant, a long-time teacher and coach at the Haverford School near Philadelphia, has been honored with the 2010 Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher-Coach Award. Nostrant has been the head coach of lacrosse at Haverford since 1991, and is also the athletic director and has taught fourth grade, earning a large amount of respect around the Philadelphia area for his work.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 Share 10:15AM

from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
High-scoring junior attackman Kevin Rice pumped in five goals and led undefeated Skaneateles past defending champion LaFayette 18-11 in the Section III Class C lacrosse title game at Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday.

Later at C-NS, defending sectional Class B champion Jamesville-DeWitt (18-0) also remained among the last six undefeated boys teams in the state by powering past Auburn 11-8. J-D opened up a 4-0 lead to start the game and never trailed.

YNN Video Highlights: Skaneateles/LaFayette
J-D/Auburn
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Canandaigua girls hooted and hollered, because that's what you do when someone hands you a Section V trophy. But their celebration wasn't over the top after they won their second straight Class B lacrosse title, 20-4, against third-seeded and overmatched Victor because the top seeds have bigger goals.

"This is definitely just the beginning of a long journey for us," senior midfielder Abbey Friend said on Wednesday night. "We want states."
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Perhaps the most anticipated postseason run in Ithaca High boys lacrosse history begins Thursday night when the Little Red aims to gain entry into the New York state large school tournament with a win over visiting Binghamton for the Section 4 Class A championship.

Ithaca (16-0) went unbeaten in the regular season for the first time since 1983, including wins over the Patriots by scores of 17-2 and 17-3. Last year, the Little Red won the sectional title and captured its first state tournament victory -- 6-2 over West Genesee -- since the 1978 season.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Binghamton boys lacrosse coach Scott Faulkner knows the task is immense entering Thursday's Section 4 Class A title game at Ithaca:

Defeat an unbeaten Little Red squad that is ranked No. 2 in the state in Class A by the New York State Sports Writers Association, one that has won all but two of its 16 games by double-digits this season.

YNN Watertown/Oswego Highlights
YNN Carthage/Skaneateles Highlights

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from JustLacrosse
This two-day tournament in Tully will be held Saturday June 12th (Youth Teams) and Sunday June 13th (JV/Varsity), and hopes to become the girls' equivalent to Tully's Cornfield Classic for boys held each Fall.
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from Inside Lacrosse
There are five great candidates decending upon Washington D.C.'s University Club for this evening's festivities, but we're here to discuss how we think things are going to shake out.
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from NLL Insider
The first player selected, former Toronto Beaches stud, Orangeville Northmen Minto Cup winner and Syracuse lacrosse attackman Stephen Keogh (who’ll be NLL draft eligible in 2011) went first overall to the expansion Ajax-Pickering Rock, the first year MSL franchise’s GM Paul St. John tellling the Durham Region News, “The Rock drafted him with hopes that he can play some Major games during the 2010 season while he’s finishing up his studies and lacrosse camp commitments he currently has in Syracuse
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Both OFA and Massena suffered one-sided setbacks against Section 4 opponents in Wednesday's regional girls lacrosse games at Massena Central School.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Honeoye Falls-Lima scored only once in the first 31 minutes of the Section V Class C lacrosse championship, but the second-seeded Cougars didn't panic Wednesday. "We can score in bunches. Pay attention to detail and trust the process," coach Kevin O'Connell told his girls during a timeout when they trailed 4-1 with 19 minutes left.
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from The Corning Leader
In the first game of a sectional semifinal doubleheader Wednesday at Memorial Stadium, West shook off the cobwebs brought about by recent inactivity and cruised to a 17-8 win over Horseheads to earn a spot in the Section IV, Class B finals. The Vikings will host Union-Endicott at 7 p.m. Friday in the Class B sectional championship game.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Scores and Box scores.
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from The Lewisboro Ledger
The John Jay boys lacrosse team rallied from a 4-3 deficit early in the third quarter with a 6-0 run, and went on to beat Somers, 9-6, on Wednesday in the Section 1 Class B championship game at White Plains High School.
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from YNN.com
The Tigers punch their ticket to the title game after beating Vestal 12-10. (Video 0:43)
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from YNN.com
A 17-13 win in the semifinals of the class C lacrosse playoffs. Seton had beaten Chenango Valley in the finals last year. (Video 1:11)
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from The Palladium Times
Oswego’s Kayla Nelson, who starred in women’s lacrosse for Gannon University, is one of 32 NCAA Division II student-athletes named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America teams.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. Men’s National Team will play exhibition games against the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) College Stars, the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association (PLA) All-Stars and the MLL All-Stars before heading to the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in Manchester, England from July 15-24. In 2006, Team USA took the silver medal at the quadrennial event, falling to Canada in a 15-10 matchup in London, Ontario.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
More video.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Share 10:30AM
from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
With All-America midfielder James Cathers erupting for six goals and four assists, Corcoran pulled away from top-seeded Fayetteville-Manlius for a 13-10 victory in a Section III Class A lacrosse semifinal game Tuesday at Cicero-North Syracuse.

West Genesee 10, Liverpool 5Sparked by 17 saves by sophomore goalie Scott Sidnam, West Genesee (15-3) pulled steadily away from Liverpool (10-8) in the other semifinal.

YNN Video Highlights
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from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
West Genesee senior midfielder Bre Hudgins was the picture of composure early Tuesday evening. There wasn’t a drop of sweat on her face. Her breathing was relaxed. She looked as fresh as a new championship trophy.

"I’m not allowed to look tired," she said. "(I’m) tired and sweaty and gross."

YNN Video Highlights
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from JustLacrosse
The 2010 season has wrapped, and Duke barely survived the upset-mania that seemd to take over when the playoffs began.
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from MPNnow.com
Irondequoit's Nick Doktor and Gunnar Miller locked eyes and gave each other the look that they both understood. This epic game was about to be over.

After a furious lacrosse battle, Miller hit Doktor with a perfect pass that the sophomore buried into the back of the net and erased two years of disappointment for the Eagles which lifted them to an 11-10 overtime win over Canandaigua in the Class B sectional semifinals.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
A long streak extended and a new streak started as Carthage and Watertown each won their respective Section 3 titles Tuesday at SUNY Cortland.

The Comets fended off a last-second effort to defeat Skaneateles, 9-8, for the school's fifth consecutive Section 3 Class C championship. Watertown rode a career game from standout senior Taylor Hughes in a 14-9 triumph over Oswego in the Section 3 Class B final.

YNN Watertown/Oswego Highlights
YNN Carthage/Skaneateles Highlights

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from JustLacrosse
Tufts University is our unanimous Division III Champion after their upsets of Cortland and Salisbury in the 2010 NCAA playoffs.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
"I've earned that over the years I guess," Cunningham said of the freedom to take it end to end and shoot. "Playing good defense is one thing, but scoring a goal is the best thing you can do as a defenseman. We all love that. It's a big momentum boost for the team."
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
After successfully defending its Section 4 Class B title, the Vestal girls lacrosse team now to hopes to avoid a repeat of another kind.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
The top-seeded Panthers shot out to a 7-0 lead, went ahead 11-1 early in the second half and beat No. 3 Penfield 14-5, at Brighton High School to earn the school its first Section V Class A championship in girls lacrosse.
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from LaFayette CSD
More photos from LaFayette/Westhill from Saturday.
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from the Syosset Patch
"I came up to him and gave him a huge hug and he looked at me and said, 'I just don't know what to say right now.' He was just in shock. He was beyond happy," Loftus says of father Brian. "I remember a few years ago I was sitting in my living room and watching him on Good Morning America. And seeing him go from that to the biggest smile in the world on his face, it gave me a great feeling."
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from LaxPower
The IWLCA has named 40 student-athletes to play in the Division I North-South Senior All-Star Game, which will take place at the Champions' Cup on Saturday, June 12. The Division I game will begin at 12 noon at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa.
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from Harvard Athletics
Freshman Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) has been named a 2010 third-team All-America and All-Rookie selection by WomensLacrosse.com.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Christina Dove and junior Liz Hogan have been named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America First Team. In addition, senior Halley Quillinan was selected to the second team, and junior Tee Ladouceur was a third-team selection. It marks the second time in school history that Syracuse has placed two players on the All-America First Team and had four honorees.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Video (1:18)
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from the Baltimore Sun
Baltimore typically likes to view itself as the mecca of college lacrosse. Why hold the championship anywhere else, supporters ask, when people from Maryland and the surrounding region are going to show up every year regardless of who is playing?
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from NJ.com
His full name is Otakar Gregory Hubschmann, but as he made his way through such elite schools as Delbarton of Morristown and Georgetown he called himself a conventional Gregory. Not many folks he found were called Otakar, a name uncommon even in the Czech Republic, where his family had its roots. So he self-consciously concealed it.
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from d1scourse blog
The scoring system remains the same, but here's the refresher course:
20-Title; 14-Runner-up; 8-Final four; 4-Quarterfinal; 2-First round; 1-No. 1 seed; Minus-1-miss tournament; Minus-3-Losing season; Minus-3 Non-retirement/career-climbing coaching change
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Share 10:30AM
from the Mike Preston/Baltimore Sun
After the winning goal hit the back of the net just five seconds into overtime, Duke coach John Danowski was walking up and down the sideline hugging everybody.

"This is a great win for John," Towson coach Tony Seaman said. "He was my assistant at C.W. Post years ago, and what a great guy. He has a wonderful personality, and nice guys don't always finish last."
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from JustLacrosse
First and Second Teams, plus Coach and Assistant Coaches of the Year.
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from SportdFive.net
Sectional Tournament updates from around NYS.
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from the Brantford Expositor
The Arrows are waiting for three players - Tommy Guadagnolo, Joel White and Grant Catalino - to return from the United States college ranks.
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from Elizabeth Doran/The Post-Standard
The F-M Community Sports Facility Association, which organized earlier this spring, has commitments from about 30 private donors so far, organizers said. The group wants to raise $1.8 million to install the turf, resurface the track and make minor improvements.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Notre Dame goaltender Scott Rodgers was named Most Outstanding Player after making 15 saves in the finals against Duke and was joined y teammates Zach Brenneman and defender Kevin Ridgway.

Attackman Steve Mock, Cornell, was named to the First Team.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Off the field, it's a blast! It's everything you would expect from a big time sporting event. Tailgates, a championship atmosphere, great games. On the field, you see all ends of the emotional spectrum from the gratification of winning to the agony of defeat.
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from Albany Athletics
In addition, Branchini was chosen the womenslacrosse.com Division I Defender of the Year and named to website's All-America first team. Branchini, a junior from Guilderland, N.Y., was voted the 2010 America East Conference Player of the Year after leading the Great Danes to the conference's regular-season title and a school-record 13-win campaign.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Corning East and Corning West boys lacrosse rivalry is history, with those teams headed for a merger along with the other East and West varsity teams. However, the days of the East and West boys lacrosse teams sharing the same field aren't over. (Page 2)
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from PostStar.com
Glens Falls coach Tim Northop said he doesn’t take much from his team’s 10-6 win over Greenwich on April 6, instead focusing on how both teams are playing now — and that’s pretty well.
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from NJ.com
After much rummaging in an equipment storage shed, Coach Ken Foulk emerged with a set of lacrosse arm guards, useful against the bashing of someone else's lacrosse stick on your forearm. Foulk strapped the pads onto the arms of a surprisingly fit little boy who was somewhat late for practice, but who wouldn't choose to be anywhere else.