March 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Neil Kerr/the Post-Standard
Pumping in six goals, senior midfielder Jake Bratek led visiting Jamesville-DeWitt to a 16-9 season-opening boys lacrosse victory over perennial Central New York power West Genesee on a rain-soaked Tuesday night in Camillus. The non-league game matched the defending Class A and B champions of Section III. It is believed to be J-D's first victory over the Wildcats (0-1), coached by Mike Messere (707-48) in over three decades - since a 1978 regular-season win.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
The day after, pals at the gym were asking how bored I was watching the No. 2 Syracuse lacrosse team dispatch No. 17 Villanova by 14 goals on Monday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The answer, thanks to a couple of players I have watched since their sophomore years in high school, was not at all. Watching juniors Joel White of SU and Brian Karalunas of Villanova play longstick defensive midfield as well as the position can be played was worth the price of admission regardless of the wide margin of victory. White is a preseason All-American. Karalunas was the Colonial Athletic Association's defensive player of the year last season as a sophomore. Each lived up to the hype Monday.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Nick Piroli dished out seven assists and scored twice to lead Carthage to a 16-10 Frontier League boys lacrosse victory over Watertown High School on Tuesday. Kyle Temple and Derek Kehoe each scored three times for Carthage (3-0 overall). Eric Gefell and Taylor Reardon had two goals and an assist apiece for Watertown (1-2).
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Matt Crough scored five goals, Shayne Jackson had two goals and five assists, and Chenango Forks grad Matt Pratt added four goals Tuesday as Onondaga Community College beat Broome CC 19-2 in lacrosse. Greg Gebler scored twice to lead the Hornets. Both teams are 4-2.
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from Army Athletics
No. 8 Hofstra jumped out to a 7-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 17-2 win over Army, Tuesday night at Shuart Stadium. Hofstra junior attackman Jay Card took a feed on the Army crease and scored the first of his five goals on the night to open the scoring at 10:28. The home squad tallied six more times in the final 6:40 of the quarter to take the commanding early lead.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Geonmarino Giafrate scored a game-high three goals to lead host Union-Endicott to a 10-6 victory over Horseheads in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse game on Tuesday. The Tigers had five players score three points each. U-E (1-1) snapped a 20-game losing streak dating to last season.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Ithaca High School boys lacrosse team showed no signs of early-season rust in cruising to a 19-2 win Tuesday over Chenango Forks in its season opener.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Derek Hopps scored four goals to lead the Salmon River boys lacrosse team to a 12-11 win over St. Lawrence Central in a Northern Athletic Conference game at Massena High School Tuesday.
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from Harvard Athletics
Freshman Jen VanderMeulen (Liverpool) of the Harvard women’s lacrosse team was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday evening. This is VanderMeulen’s second player of the week nod, just five weeks into the season.
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from William smith Athletics
Two members of the William Smith College lacrosse team were honored by the ECAC today. Senior attacker Molly Fitzgerald was tabbed the ECAC Upstate Offensive Player of the Week, while senior midfielder Brittany Callaghan was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
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from Clarkson Athletics
Scoring the final four goals of the contest and shutting down the opposition for the final six minutes, the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team came away with a 20-15 victory against Oswego State Tuesday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Mac Johnson scored with 5 minutes, 35 seconds left to play to give the St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team a 9-8 victory over SUNY Potsdam in a nonconference game Tuesday.
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from the Madison County Courier
The Cazenovia College women’s lacrosse team outshot the visiting College of St. Elizabeth (N.J.) Screaming Eagles, 46-4, en route to a dominating, 22-3, victory Saturday afternoon at Chittenango High School.
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from the SUNY Brockport Stylus
The Brockport men's lacrosse team continued their impressive play with another win Saturday, March 27. The 15-9 victory over Elmira College was the Golden Eagles' third win in a row and improved their record on the season to 5-1.
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from Syracuse Athletics
According to the latest NCAA women’s lacrosse rankings released Monday, March 28, Syracuse junior Tee Ladouceur and senior Christina Dove rank among the national leaders in points per game. Ladouceur is second in the nation, averaging 5.63 ppg, while Dove is fourth with a 5.5 ppg average. The Orange is the only team to have more than one player in the top four ranking in scoring.
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from The Daily Orange
John Desko has talked about it after a couple of Syracuse’s games this year. The Orange simply has too many weapons for opponents to completely shut down SU’s offense.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
He's been coaching lacrosse at the prep and college level for a total of 31 years, so there's not much that St. John Fisher coach John Johnson hasn't seen. He's well aware that even though the Cardinals are 7-0, they'll have plenty of variables to contend with.
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from the Corning Leader
Coming off of a loss to McQuaid in Saturday’s season opener, West outscored Vestal 5-1 in the second frame to take a 5-4 halftime lead. After that, it was all up to the defense, which held the Golden Bears (1-1) to one second-half score.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
I am reflecting on how my career went as pro lacrosse player back in the late 1980s with the opportunities players today have. The best of us back then could turn to coaching or working as rep from one of the two stick and equipment companies—STX and Brine. Warrior existed but nobody I knew played with their sticks or equipment. They’ve done an excellent job of building a strong brand since I hung up my cleats in 1993.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from SportsFive.net
The story of Canandaigua and Pittsford needs to be told in two very different parts . . . In the first half the Braves were controlled, patient and confident; in the second half they were flat, slower and less in control.
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from MPNnow.com
The Braves defeated Pittsford 7-5 Monday at Nazareth College in the season opener for both teams. After building a 6-0 lead into halftime Canandaigua held off the Panther comeback over the final 2:26 to secure the non-league win.
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from The Daily Orange
On Monday afternoon at the Carrier Dome, Thompson proved he is every bit worthy of the latest honor. The junior midfielder did a little bit of everything in a 20-6 Syracuse win over Big East counterpart Villanova. Thompson filled up the stat sheet, netting three goals and two assists while winning 7-of-9 faceoff attempts.
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from The Daily Orange
With JoJo Marasco starting to see more playing time, he is reveling in the opportunity. After scoring two goals and adding an assist in Syracuse’s game against Hobart March 23, the freshman erupted again Monday for the Orange.
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from Hamilton College Athletics
Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) was named a co-offensive performer of the week for men's lacrosse. Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) picked up a women's lacrosse co-defensive performer of the week award and Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn.) was a co-rookie of the week selection.
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from Inside Lacrosse
There's always guesswork in filling out All-Ameica teams, and even at the end of the season there's rarely a consensus. However, with roughly a month of the season gone and a month nearly remaining, it's about time to take a look at where things stack up.
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from Insdie Lacrosse
Pierce Derkac, Cornell University, is a Lowe's finalist for Division I
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from cnylink.com
The third class of local athletes and champions of youth sports to be inducted into the Camillus/West Genesee Community Sports Hall of Fame was announced last week. The “Class of 2010” includes Michael Buzzell, Ed Campagna, John Desko, Rich Homeyer, Jim Rosecrans, Susan Wynne and the 1981 West Genesee boys varsity lacrosse team.
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from LaxPower
Weekly and cumulative listings of the Player of the Week and related honors for the 2010 season awarded by the conferences in men's and women's Division I are available. To view the listings, visit the 2010 Weekly Conference Honors page. This link can also be found in the right-hand Conferences section on the LaxPower home page.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Corrine Grasso led all scorers with four goals to help visiting Maine-Endwell defeat Chenango Forks, 18-4, in a Section 4 Conference girls' lacrosse match on Monday.
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from MPNnow.com
“I don’t know if it is ever possible to repeat previous seasons’ performances,” said CA head lacrosse coach Ed Mulheron, who over 26 years has been a CA lacrosse coach in one form or another at the Academy. “Last year might have been special because of the ‘In the Balance’ exposure and where we wound up, with a state title and all, but the year before that was special and we expect to make this year special too. All in it’s own way.”
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Offensively, it may take a while for the New Hartford High School boys lacrosse team to get its act together after losing four of last year's top five scorers. Until then, the Spartans will be counting on first-team all-star goaltender Pat Alcott and a veteran defense.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Yes, high-scoring attackman A.J. Desimone and his 55 goals are gone. Not to worry. This Whitesboro boys lacrosse team still has a first-team all-star midfielder in senior co-captain Kevin Flanagan, and the speed, the size, and the athleticism to improve on last year’s 12-7 finish.
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from The Ithaca Journal
Ithaca High school's girls lacrosse team was caught on its heels in the first half and dropped a Section 4 Lacrosse Conference game Monday to Horseheads, 14-6. The host Little Red (1-2), which returns just four starters from last season, got two goals from Grace Boyce and nine saves from Patty McTiernan.
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from the Watertown Daily times
A young Massena Central girls squad will look to answer a strong opening-day challenge from what is expected to be a capable Canton Central contingent this Wednesday afternoon.
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from the Tonawanda News
Still quite young, the boys lacrosse program at North Tonawanda begins its fifth season of play this spring. While each of the five other teams in Section VI Class A seem to improve each year, the stakes are higher for the fledgling Lumberjacks to get better as well in order to compete against some of the best programs in the state, including Orchard Park.
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from LoHud.com
The Rebels opened on Saturday with a 12-7 win over Issaquah, the defending Washington state champions. A game against Bellvue, Wash. later on tonight closes out the visit. There will be a little sight-seeing tomorrow, and Lakeland/Panas heads for home on Wednesday morning. It’s going to be a short turnaround. Mercer Island, the host team and Washington state runner-up, is coming this way and will be playing at Mahopac at 7 p.m. on Wednesday before stopping by Lakeland on Thursday.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Let me start off by saying one thing: College Park is an awesome campus. I have always been a fan of the campus and traveling down there this weekend for the Beltway Bash reminded me of how nice the place is. Overall, I have no complaints about the experience down there, except it probably could have been a bit warmer – the pasty-white kids still showed some signs of sunburn though.
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from NLL Insider
“If you look back on it, a lot of great defenders played on this team too” (Video 2:15)
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from NLL Insider
Does age matter in the National Lacrosse League? Are the Colorado Mammoth too young? Are the Rochester Knighthawks too old? With those two teams going a combined 2-10 since February, it’s two questions that have routinely been asked even before their recent slides that sees the Mammoth in the West cellar and Knighthawks knocked out of the playoff pool as of this past weekend. But is age, too much or lack of, the reason for their basement dwelling digits?
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from JustLacrosse
Some interesting movement in the Division I Poll this week. While the top six teams are the same as last week, the was noticable jockying for position within, points-wise. Last week Syracuse was a unanimous #2, while this week North Carolina slips closer with two #2 votes. Similarly, #5 Princeton climbs closer to #4 Maryland, while Cornell, now all alone at #6, is also making moves to the upside.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior attackman Vinnie Alexander (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill/Onondaga C.C.) scored four goals and handed out an assist to lead the 2nd-ranked Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team to a 17-6 win over American International on Monday afternoon at R.J. Abdow Field. After the Yellow Jackets scored just 1:45 into the game on an unassisted goal by Dan MacIssac, the Dolphins scored five straight goals to take control of the game.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
C.W. Post held off surging Le Moyne for the top spot in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II poll. The No. 1-ranked Pioneers earned six of 10 first-place votes and finished with 95 points. The No. 2-ranked Dolphins earned the other four first-place votes and finished with 94 points.
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from Lax 3.0
A quick start in the first week of Section 3 action finds Robert Thomas (General Brown) leading in Points and Goals in our first compilation of stats from Syracuse.com. B'ville's Evan States is tops in Assists. Saves and Save Ptc. listings, too.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
The Orange (6-1, 2-0) got goals from 13 different players and career-high five-point games from freshman JoJo Marasco (1-4) and junior Jeremy Thompson (3-2). SU ruled in shots (47-21), ground balls (44-21) and faceoffs (19-for-29). It was a rude welcome to the Big East for the Wildcats (5-3, 0-1), who were coming off a 10-8 upset of No. 11 Drexel.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse (6-1, 2-0) extended its winning streak to four on Monday, March 29 with a 20-6 victory over No. 17 Villanova (5-3, 0-1) at the Carrier Dome in its second BIG EAST Conference game of the year. Thirteen different players scored goals for the Orange in the contest. Junior Jeremy Thompson and freshman JoJo Marasco led the way. Both players established career highs with five points apiece. Thompson tallied three goals to record the first hat trick of his career. He also notched two assists.
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from Cornell Athletics
Sophomore Jessi Steinberg has been named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch list, joining teammate Tissy O'Connor, it was recently announced. Steinberg joined Ali Fury of Denver and Leslie Foard of Stanford as additions to the Watch List.
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from DailyRecord.com
Karen Leanos sat in the bleachers exactly at midfield for Wednesday night's lacrosse game between the Drew University Rangers and the Hamilton College Continentals. She was trying not to play favorites, but it was not easy. On one side was her husband, Tom, the lacrosse coach at Drew.

Playing for Hamilton was her son Jonathan, a sophomore forward for the Continentals.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Christina Dove has earned the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week award, which was announced Monday, March 29. It marks the second consecutive week and the third time this season Dove has received the honor.
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from William Smith Athletics
William Smith College seniors Molly Fitzgerald and Brittany Callaghan were honored by the Liberty League office this afternoon. Fitzgerald was named the Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Performer of the Week, while Callaghan was tabbed the Co-Defensive Performer of the Week. Last week, they guided the Herons to victories over St. John Fisher 22-21 and Geneseo 21-13.
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from the Madison County Courier
Colgate scored the final six goals of the game to overcome a three-goal deficit in a 14-11 victory over visiting Marist in a non-conference women’s lacrosse match-up Saturday afternoon at Tyler’s Field.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Ashley Ross has been chosen America East Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, March 29 by the conference office. Ross earned the weekly award for the second time this season.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's John Carroll has been named America East Conference Player of the Week in men's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, March 29 by the conference office.
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from LoHud.com
Bocklet served her three minute penalty, then came back on and scored three goals. When she picked up the second yellow, the Indians were up 12-10. When the error was noticed, the lead was up to 19-11.
Monday, March 29, 2010 Share 1:00PM
from IvyLeagueSports.com
Player of the Week: Cornell sophomore attackman Rob Pannell (Smithtown, N.Y.) led the Big Red offense as Cornell picked up a pair of wins over Stony Brook and Penn this past week.

Rookie of the Week: Against the fifth-ranked scoring offense in the nation, Jason Noble held Kyle Belton to zero points, picked up three ground balls and caused two turnovers as Cornell defeated Stony Brook, 12-9. In a 12-6 victory over Penn, Noble held Rob Fitzpatrick to just one goal, picked up six ground balls, caused two turnovers and won 1-of-2 face-offs.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
After sensational college careers at Syracuse in the late 1980s, [Gary gait] and his brother Paul boosted advertising interest in lacrosse first as MILL players and then briefly in the outdoor league. But they, especially Gary, also leveraged their star status and created an attractive brand they used to earn contracts with lacrosse equipment manufacturers, create, patent, and manufacture sticks, run mobile camps, clinics, and a very lucrative travel team tournament franchise.
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from LaxPower
The MSG Network has announced a broadcast schedule of 14 telecasts featuring the top high school boys' lacrosse teams in the New York Metropolitan area for 2010. The line-up includes a tripleheader on April 25 at St. Anthony's in South Huntington and all three NYSPHSAA championship games in June from LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook.
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from LaxPower
US Lacrosse has announced the U.S. U19 women's national team coaching staff. Carter Abbott, Megan Clark and Jennifer Pfeffer will serve as assistant coaches, joining recently named head coach Krystin Porcella. Sarah Aschenbach will serve as team manager for the U.S. 19 women's national lacrosse team.
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9:15AM
from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team had just survived a soggy, scary 9-8 overtime victory over Hobart on Tuesday night in Geneva. The team bus had not yet returned to Syracuse when head coach John Desko stood up and addressed his players.

"I told them this is a perfect example of you seeing that you’re going to get the best out of every team you play," Desko said. "I had watched Hobart and the guys had watched Hobart on film and I’ve got to tell you, all the players on the Hobart team were a half a step faster, half a step quicker, did better on ground balls, were better in one-on-ones. They just elevated their game for us.
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from The Daily Orange
Head coach John Desko has stated over and over again this season that his current squad hasn’t garnered the titles and the accolades of seasons past. But heading into each game, it doesn’t feel that way. The opponents always give a little more. The level of play goes up. Syracuse has seen every team’s best effort.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
In 1988-89 most of us MILL players earned $100 per game and we earned that only when we dressed for games. The salary situation isn’t much better today for pro lacrosse players about $13,000 per season-double that if you play both professional indoor and outdoor.
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from Elmira College
The Women’s Lacrosse team earned a decisive victory over the Wildcats of Cazenovia College, 17-5. EC put the game on ice early as they scored the first 5 goals of the game leading a 9 goal lead at the half, 12-3. Elmira fired off 39 shots while limiting Wildcats to only 11 shots in the entire game.
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from SportFive.net
On day number two of the 2010 season, there were six games played, and four of them were with out-of-section teams.
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from The Corning Leader
Corning West played a brilliant second quarter to gain a halftime lead, but McQuaid dominated the second half to earn a 14-10 boys lacrosse win Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
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from The Palladium Times
Oswego led 3-2 at halftime, but Iroquois (1-0) outscored the Bucs 4-1 in the third quarter to seize control.
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from The Ogdensburg Journal
"We were sloppy at times today but we've been on a lined field just twice. We scrimmaged Canton on Tuesday and today played against Potsdam and I saw a lot of improvement since the scrimmage.
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from The Palladium Times
With lots of experience and some promising talent, the Oswego varsity boys lacrosse team figures to improve during the course of the season, Coach Bob Nelson said. But it needs to happen in a hurry.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Styres will do everything in his power to make current Syracuse U. star Cody Jamieson the new goal-scoring ace for the Knighthawks — starting next season. It would be time.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Neither team should have been in this situation. Ursinus and Connecticut College flirting with undefeated records on the verge of April? Preposterous. Not only have these teams been consistently bit players in their respective conferences for the past five years or so, but both of these programs were in serious trouble last spring.
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from Syracuse Athletics
For the third consecutive season, sixth-ranked Syracuse posted a victory in its BIG EAST opener, defeating Rutgers, 17-10, on Sunday, March, 28 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange netted 13 goals in the first half, which is its highest total in a half this season.
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from Cornell Arhletics
No. 7 Penn exploded for the game's final nine goals to break a 6-6 tie midway through the second half to capture a 15-6 victory on Sunday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Quakers improved to 8-1 (3-0 Ivy) with the victory, while the Big Red lost its fourth straight game to slip to 2-6 (1-2 Ivy).
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse (5-1, 1-0) returns home after a pair of road wins to host BIG EAST rival Villanova (5-2, 0-0) at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 29 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange has won three in a row, including back-to back road victories against Johns Hopkins (10-7) on March 20 and Hobart (9-8) in overtime on March 23. Monday’s game is SU’s second conference contest of the year and the league opener for Villanova.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Henry Burchenal '12 scored a career-high six goals and assisted on another to lead Hamilton College to a 17-5 rout of Cazenovia College in a non-league men's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on March 27. Hamilton (5-0 overall) has opened its season with five straight wins for the first time since the 2006 team also started out 5-0. The Continentals try to extend their season-opening win streak to six games on Tuesday, March 30, when Hamilton travels to SUNY Oneonta for another non-league game.
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from Cobleskill Athletics
The SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team opened the 2010 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) season on Friday afternoon on a positive note downing host Penn State Abington in Abington, PA by a 13-3 margin. The victory improves the Fighting Tiger's overall record to 3-4 overall with a 1-0 mark in NEAC play while the Nittany Lions fall to 0-6 overall with a 0-1 mark in conference action on the year.
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from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team got back in the win column with a 20-5 victory against Detroit at the Demske Sports Complex on Sunday morning. The Golden Griffins improve to 5-4 on the season.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Adam Dennis scored the game-winning goal with just 15 seconds to play as No. 12 Drexel held off No. 8 Lafayette, 12-11, in Easton Pa. The Dragons (7-2) recorded their second win against a top 10 team this year and handed the Leopards (6-1) their first loss of the season.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 Share 10:45AM
from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior midfielder Mia Valletta (Niskayuna) scored four goals and freshman attacker Brenna Bauer (Brighton) notched four points to lead the Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team past Siena, 14-8, Saturday afternoon at Solvay High School.

Photos from the Post-Standard
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
Junior Joel White (Cortland) of SU is a preseason All-American and the reigning Big East defensive player of the week after shutting out Johns Hopkins’ star Michael Kimmel on Saturday night while scoring a goal himself. Junior Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) of Villanova was the Colonial Athletic Association’s defensive player of the year last season as a sophomore. Cortland and J-D are in the same high school lacrosse league.
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from The Auburn Citizen
In a dominating effort, the Wells College women's lacrosse team served up a beat down of Wilson 20-0 to began Northeastern Athletic Conference play in Aurora Saturday. Eight different Express players scored in the win.
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from the Utica Daily News
The Herkimer County Community College women's lacrosse team overpowered Niagara Community College, a newcomer to the region, with a 17-2 win on Saturday. Herkimer's defense was too much for Niagara, forcing most of the play during the game out of Herkimer's end of the field. Herkimer gave up only four shots on goal in the first half and five in the second. Goalie Bethany Jennings had 7 total saves for the game.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
A late rally by Broome Community College came up short as host Brookdale CC held on for a 10-6 women's lacrosse victory on Saturday in Lincroft, N.J.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Mike Madill accounted for four goals and one assist to help power the Watertown High School boys lacrosse team to a 13-8 season-opening nonleague victory over Union-Endicott on Saturday at SUNY Cortland.

Tyler Reddington generated four goals as the host Black Knights secured a nonleague victory over the Lions.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Jon Lanz and Jeff Sabitus each scored a pair of goals to lead Vestal to a season-opening 7-2 victory over visiting New Hartford in a non-league lacrosse match on Saturday.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Chelsea Borrino scored her sixth goal with 2:03 remaining to lead Webster Thomas over Fairport, 11-10, in girls lacrosse on Saturday.
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from LoHud.com
Teams and players to watch in 2010.
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from LoHud.com
There's a hint of exasperation in the voices at Somers, which captured a Section 1 Class B championship in convincing fashion last spring, only to be left playing second fiddle in the minds of many heading into this season.
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from LoHud.com
Getting back on top of the competition in Rockland this season would be a nice start for Suffern, but the Mounties want to make some noise on both sides of the river.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Knighthawks goalie Pat O'Toole needed just one save Saturday night to set the National Lacrosse League's all-time career record. Well, O'Toole got that save, but not before the Buffalo Bandits scored on their first two shots and set the tone for what was another horrid night at Blue Cross Arena for the free-falling Knighthawks.
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from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits' startling revival continues. The Bandits won their fourth straight game on Saturday night, beating the Rochester Knighthawks, 14-7, before a sellout crowd of 10,652 at Blue Cross Arena.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
A Le Moyne defense anchored by preseason All-American Drew Bezek (Lowville) did not surrender a goal in Saturday’s 8-0 win over Assumption College in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. Bezek, graduate student Ryan Smith (Baldwinsville/Hofstra) and sophomore Chris Aubertine (West Genesee/Navy) led a defensive effort that forced 34 Assumption turnovers and killed both Assumption extra-man opportunities.
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from Cornell Arhletics
The No. 9 Cornell men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held off a late surge to defeat Penn, 12-6, this afternoon at Franklin Field. With the win, the Big Red improves to 7-1 on the season (2-0 Ivy), while the Quakers fall to 4-5 overall (0-2). Rob Pannell had his third straight game with more than five assists, registering six assists on the day to quarterback the Cornell offense. Scott Austin tallied a team-high four goals, while Chris Ritchie had four points on two goals and two assists. Ryan Hurley finished with two goals, while Ross Gillum, Roy Lang, Steve Mock and Jon Thomson chipped in one goal apiece.
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from Hamilton Arhletics
Nationally ranked No. 4 Hamilton College had three players score three goals each in a 14-10 win over host St. John Fisher in a non-league game played on March 27.
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from cnylink.com
At least until further notice, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team will lean on a high-powered attack in its pursuit of top honors in 2010. Evidence of this path was offered Saturday afternoon, at Solvay's Earl Hadley Stadium, where the Bees opened with a 19-13 victory over Christian Brothers Academy. B'ville, under veteran head coach Peter Fiorini, went 10-9 a season ago, falling to Corcoran in the opening round of the Section III Class A playoffs. Many stars return from that squad, including a trio of seniors - Billy Ward, Evan States and Dom Darcangelo - that would take turns taking CBA's defense apart in the season opener.

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from Nazareth Athletics
Junior Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar scored the game winning goal 1:19 into the second overtime period Saturday to lift Nazareth to a 9-8 victory over St. Lawrence in a non-conference men's lacrosse game played at Skaneateles High School. Senior Todd Dermody made a game-high 10 saves for Nazareth.
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from William Smith Athletics
The William Smith lacrosse team scored the first 10 goals of their non-conference contest against Geneseo and cruised to a 21-13 victory on McCooey Field. The Herons were led by senior attack Molly Fitzgerald’s game-high nine points.
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from Brockport Athletics
Brockport (5-1) won for the fifth straight game as senior Melissa Hill (Brighton) and freshman Sarah Brown (West Genesee) each scored three times and Hill scored twice in the key six-goal run in the second half for the Golden Eagles.
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from Albany Athletics
Rocky Bonitatibus and Kyle Brunk each scored in the fourth quarter as UAlbany held off nationally-ranked Bucknell, 7-6, to post its first win of the season on Saturday, March 27 at John Fallon Field. The Bison are No. 19 in the USILA coaches' poll and No. 18 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media rankings.
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from Ithaca Athletics
The Ithaca men's lacrosse team (2-5) used an 11-3 scoring advantage in the second half and went on to a 15-5 win over SUNY Maritme (2-5) Saturday afternoon. The Bombers dominated every statistical category. Ithaca won 20-of-24 faceoffs, held a 42-20 advantage in ground balls and outshot Maritime 51-17 in the game. The Bombers were also a perfect 11-for-11 on clear attempts.
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from St. John Fisher
The St. John Fisher College men’s lacrosse team improved to 7-0 on the season with a 19-8 win over host SUNY Oswego at Laker Field on Saturday afternoon.
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from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart College lacrosse team fell to Fairfield 14-5 this afternoon in an ECAC Lacrosse League game on Alumni Field. The Statesmen slip to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference, while the Stags improve to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in the league.
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from Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Men s Lacrosse team score seven times in the fourth quarter to break open a close game as the Golden Eagles defeated Elmira College 15-9 Saturday on Bob Boozer field at Special Olympics Stadium in Brockport. The game was the 2010 home opener for the Golden Eagles.
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from RIT Athletics
The Tigers led 12-2 at the half and never looked back improving to 6-2 overall and 1-0 in the Empire 8. Junior Jordan MacIntosh (Oakville, ON/Holy Trinity) and Iric Bressler (Stafford, VA/North Stafford) paced RIT with six points apiece.
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from Binghamton Athletics
Senior McKinley Curro scored four goals and added an assist leading Boston (5-4, 1-0 AE) to a 11-8 win over Binghamton (0-6, 0-1 AE) in an America East conference women's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
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from Colgate Athletics
Navy’s Patrick Moran scored 1:38 into the first overtime session to top Colgate 10-9, Saturday afternoon at Andy Kerr Stadium. Moran also scored the game-tying goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation to force the second-straight overtime game between these two teams.
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from Hartwick Athletics
The Hartwick College women's lacrosse team held advantages in shots and ground balls on Saturday, but visiting Fredonia State came away with a 10-4 victory at Wright Stadium. The Blue Devils improve to 4-3 while the Hawks slip to 1-3.
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from LaxLessons.com
Though the regular season is already under way in the Hudson Valley and Long Island regions (with Connecticut yet to start), today’s most interesting events may be some showcase scrimmages.
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from LacrossePlayground.com
His name might look familiar because he is the brother of Chesapeake Bayhawks’ Ray Megill. Brian definitely has more swagger in terms of style, but check out how identical they look when you compare Brian’s Grip ‘N Rip to his brothers’ video. Twins? Strange right?
Saturday, March 27, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Inside SU
Central New York dominates the lacrosse world at many levels, yet few understand the local roots of the game. On Monday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at Syracuse Stage, Central New Yorkers can learn the background of this increasingly popular sport and its spiritual role among the Onondaga and other Haudenosaunee people. Featuring Onondaga faithkeeper and Syracuse University All-American lacrosse goalie Oren Lyons and former SU player and coach Roy Simmons Jr., the program is part of the Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future series. “When you talk about lacrosse, you talk about the lifeblood of the Six Nations,” says Oren Lyons. ”The game is ingrained into our, culture our system and our lives.”
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from Hamilton Arhletics
Audrey Nebergall ‘10 scored five goals to lead No. 4 Hamilton College to a 16-9 win over host Nazareth College in a non-league game played on March 26. Anne Graveley ’11 added three goals and one assist for Hamilton (5-0 overall). Liz Rave ‘10 and Hilary Saverin ‘10 scored two goals each. Kriti Dave ‘11 scored one goal and tallied two assists.

the story from Nazareth Athletics
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from Dr. Fred Opie
When I started teaching at Hempstead High School in Nassau County, New York in september1988, I had just turned twenty six. Like allot of young guys with lots of testosterone and good upbringing, I wanted to make an impact on the world around me quickly . . .

. . . At the same time I just earned spot on the newly created box/indoor lacrosse team (see the photo above) the New York Saints of the Major Indoor Professional Lacrosse League.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell men's lacrosse game at Penn on Saturday and the women's lacrosse home contest against the Quakers will be unavailable on RedCast this weekend. Big Red lacrosse will not be broadcast on radio due to a timing conflict, while the women's contest also has a scheduling conflict that will not allow video to be provided.
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from Colgate Athletics
After watching its modest three-game win streak snapped in the capital District Tuesday by UAlbany, Colgate looks to get back to its winning ways as it hosts Marist Saturday afternoon and then has another mid-week game scheduled at Binghamton, Tuesday evening in Vestal. The meeting with the Red Foxes will be the fifth ever game played between Colgate and Marist, while Tuesday’s clash will only mark the third such meeting between the schools separated by 64 miles.
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from Syracuse.com
Like many members of the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team, John Lade kicked off his college career in the Carrier Dome. Unlike his teammates, though, Lade’s Dome opener was an unhappy affair. "It’s still in the back of my mind every time I enter the Dome," Lade said, "because my first experience there was such a heartbreaking one."

Syracuse Lacrosse Junior Close Defender John Lade

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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
The Syracuse lacrosse team scored four goals in the first three quarters Tuesday night at Hobart. It matched that total in the fourth quarter alone and eventually won 9-8 in overtime on Stephen Keogh’s goal. What happened to ignite the Orange? It certainly wasn’t Hobart goalie Max Silberlicht finally cracking. He made nine of his career-high 23 saves in the fourth quarter and OT.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Georgetown blogger Craig Dowd gets some input from Chenago Forks' Ricky Mirabito.
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from the Star-Gazette
Tyler Ford and Joe Terenzi tied for game-high honors with four goals to lead Owego to a 14-1 home victory over Elmira Notre Dame in Friday's game between Section 4 Boys Lacrosse Conference schools.
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from The Ithaca Journal
Katie Long scored four times in the first half to lead Ithaca to a 7-6 victory Friday at Binghamton in a Section 4 Girls Lacrosse Conference game.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Danielle Mastro scored five goals Friday night as Union-Endicott defeated visiting Horseheads, 10-8, in a Section 4 Girls Lacrosse Conference game.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
"We need to play," Canandaigua boys lacrosse coach Ed Mulheron said. "We've only been on a lined field once." Maybe you would be eager to see the Canandaigua Braves play, too, if you are Mulheron, the 2009 All-Greater Rochester Coach of the Year.
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from MetroWNY.com
Highlighting the start of the spring sports season will be the St. Francis boys lacrosse teams heading to Rochester for two games this weekend (March 26 and 27) then Hamburg boys lacrosse kicking off use of the renovated Howe Field for spring varsity sports under the lights on Monday, March 29 hosting Iroquois at 7 p.m.
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from The Poughkeepsie Journal
The Red Hook boys lacrosse team is heading into just its fourth year on the varsity level, but it enters the season as the two-time defending champ in Section 9's Class C.
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from LoHud.com
Yorktown was unbeaten last spring right up to the state championship game. The losses really began to pile up a few weeks later when Jaimie Morrison, Amanda Trendell, Brittany Mabus, Brianna Concialdi and Lauren Hayes walked across the stage at graduation.
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from the Burlington Free Press
Middlebury College won its third straight women’s lacrosse game, holding off Buffalo State, 11-10, Friday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Margaret Souther tallied three goals while Elizabeth Garry, Dana Heritage and Lindsay Winstead each scored twice for Middlebury (3-1), which built an 8-5 halftime lead.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Every World Cup is viewed as another opportunity to assert the United States’ supremacy in the oldest sport in North America, and the 2009 World Cup was no different. The only wrinkle was the fact that in 2005 Australia pumped the United States 12-7 in the championship game, walked with gold, and vowed to do the same with a more experienced roster in 2009. Unaccustomed to losing, the U. S. committed to taking back the distinction of being the best team in the world, and Sue Heether was tabbed to lead the charge.
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from LaxPower
For the men's games, the computer nailed 40 of 43 for a 93.0% picking average. For the women's games, on the other hand, the compter's overall result was just 15 of 24, or 54.2%. The computer flopped on the toss-up games, picking just 1 of 7 correctly. Ignoring those, the average was 82.4%.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
There was plenty of buzz at the 2010 US Lacrosse National Convention about the debut of MaxXcel and its lacrosse spokesman, Max Seibald. Lacrosse Magazine caught up with Seibald to talk about the product, his thoughts on the U.S. national team's march to Manchester and predictions for his Cornell boys in 2010.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Earlier this week in an interview for NLLinsider.com, Knighthawks' general manager Curt Styres suggested that one solution for his team's offensive slump would be to find out who the "hot" guy is and keep feeding him the ball. That's a great idea, if not for the fact that no one on the Rochester roster has had a hot hand, pretty much all season.
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from The Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits are only separated by 60 miles of highway, making it one of the biggest rivals in the National Lacrosse League. With one month left in the regular season, the teams are even closer in the standings with Rochester holding a slim half-game lead over the Bandits.

“It’s a lot more work. You can’t rest because there is no cushion,” said Knighthawks Head Coach Paul Gait about the playoff race in the East Division. “Every game is like a playoff game.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
In its full form, the Indoor Lacrosse Platform will feature entry level programs for youth, introductory programs for ice hockey players, summer academy development programs, slow motion video player analysis, training sessions for players, coaches, & referees, and competitive leagues under an Association for youth, middle school, high school, and adult players in locations around the U.S. Long-term plans include expansion to international locations.
Friday, March 26, 2010 Share 9:30AM

from Cortland Athletics
Sophomore Lindsay Abbott (Onondaga Central) recorded seven goals and one assist and surpassed the career 100-point mark as nationally ninth-ranked Cortland defeated the University of Rochester, 16-7, in a non-league contest. Freshman Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) and sophomore Kelly Radigan (Fayetteville-Manlius) each finished with three goals for Cortland (3-1). Freshman Ally Levy (Reisterstown, MD/Seton Keough) made seven saves.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
JoJo Marasco was in trouble. Big trouble. The Syracuse lacrosse freshman had just made a sweet dodge from the top of the box early in the Orange’s 9-8 overtime victory Tuesday night at Hobart. It was a trap. Suddenly, two close defenders converged on Marasco from opposite sides, and the player he had just beaten shut the backdoor. An instant later the ball was on the ground and then in Hobart’s possession.

SU coach John Desko bit his lip and held his tongue.
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from the Syracuse Post-Standard
Nick Piroli scored four goals to lead Carthage to a 9-6 victory over New Hartford in a close fought non-league giame. Kyle Temple and Jon Woodworth added two goals each for the Comets. Dan Barry netted five goals while Dominick Tucci scored four Whitesboro, who went on a 9-5 second half scoring advantage to break a 4-4 halftime tie.
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from the Ithaca Journal
California police have identified suspects in the beating death of Marine Sgt. Thomas A. Elliott of Horseheads, but the lead investigator said Thursday that an arrest is not imminent. Sgt. Elliott was born in Sayre on Jan. 7, 1986. He was a 2004 graduate of Horseheads High School, where he played lacrosse and ran cross country. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on Nov. 2, 2004, and became an explosive ordnance disposal technician.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As good a TV weekend as one could really hope for, this final Saturday in April opens with lacrosse in high def on ESPN2 and flows into a battle of unbeaten conference foes on ESPNU at 2, with a lot of other big games between then and Lafayette's bid to stay among the unbeaten against Philly foe Drexel.

Hopkins @ Virginia, ESPN2, Noon
Duke @ Georgetown, ESPNU, Noon
Maryland @ North Carolina, ESPNU, 2PM
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from the Wilton Villageer
It's one less headache for the sporting world of Wilton to worry about. Following in the footsteps of Wilton High School's student-athletes -- not to mention countless of other collegiate and professional teams -- the Wilton Lacrosse Association is hoping to help prevent serious head injuries for its players by offering its athletes the chance to undergo ImPACT Testing before the start of the season.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
I always ask my students on the first day of class: what do want to for a living five years from now? 65% of the undergrads I ask say they have no idea. I ask, what is your passion? Where do you spend your time and money when you are relaxing? That’s how you know your passion. I tell people, if it’s legal and moral, why not make it your career?
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from Dr. Fred Opie
Nothing could have prepared me for the Baptism by fire I would experience at Hempstead High School when I started my teaching tenure there in fall of 1988. The district had failed to pass it budget and operated on an austerity budget—restricted funding for sports with funds only for coach’s salaries, insurance, buses etc.
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from The Daily Orange
Just a week ago, the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team was sitting pretty. It had beaten then-No. 10 Towson on March 17 by an eight-goal margin and was approaching a battle with the best team in the nation. Traveling across the country to Christian Brothers Academy in Jamesville, N.Y., was top-ranked Northwestern.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Freshman attack Cameron Gunn scored three goals and four assists to lead Broome Community College over Cayuga Community College, 12-3, Tuesday night in a men's lacrosse game.
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from SUNY Oswego Athletics
Despite playing in cold, rainy conditions, the offense for the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team was on fire as the Lakers defeated Hartwick 22-14 on Thursday afternoon in Oswego.
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from The Bona Venture
Disregard everything said about the lacrosse team's slow start last week. The Bonnies now ride a three-game winning streak into this weekend's Atlantic 10 opening-weekend trip to Philadelphia.
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from the Daily Courier-Observer
The Potsdam Central boys lacrosse team opens its 2010 season on Friday at home with a league game versus Ogdensburg (4:30 p.m. start).
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from the Daily Courier-Observer
The Massena Central and St. Lawrence Central varsity boys lacrosse teams will be opening the 2010 NAC season this afternoon by staging a rematch of last spring's Section 10 Class B championship game at Mike Nicholas Field starting at 4:30 p.m.
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from MetroWNY.com
When you think of high school lacrosse the last few years in the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association, many will say it has been dominated by Canisius and Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School. While that may be true, Nichols School would like to change that this year – and they have a good shot at it.
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from WICZ-TV
Video highlights (0:39)
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from Inside Lacrosse
The athleticism it takes to be a shut down long stick midfielder is unworldly; it’s a position that demands all the skills that make lacrosse exciting and packages it into the most badass player on the field.
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from NLL Insider
It almost feels like the National Lacrosse League took the weekend off with just 2 games last weekend, but there’s no mistake about the upcoming schedule. Game. Is. On.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 Share 2:00PM
from The Palladium Times
This year, the Oswego varsity girls lacrosse team is looking to take the next step. The Lady Bucs made the Section III playoffs for the first time in program history last year, and put a scare into powerhouse Baldwinsville before bowing out of the postseason.
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from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The Saranac Lake-Lake Placid girls lacrosse team started the season on a winning note Tuesday, defeating defending league champion Potsdam 11-8. It is the first time the Storm have started the season with a victory in the three-year history of the program.
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from Brockport Athletics
Senior Adam Drypolcher (Fayetteville-Manlius) and Matt Andon-McLane (Nottingham) each scored three goals and Drypolcher added four assists as The College at Brockport Men’s Lacrosse team outscore Medaille College 11-3 in the final three quarters to post a 12-4 victory over the Mavericks in a non-conference game at the Bennett School in Buffalo Wednesday afternoon.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Jon Leanos '12 scored his eighth goal this year with 2:51 left in the fourth quarter to snap a 6-6 tie and lift Hamilton College to a 7-6 win against Drew University in a non-league game at Drew's Ranger Stadium on March 24.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Powell Lacrosse Camp staff includes some of the top athletes and coaches in professional and amateur lacrosse. Casey along with brothers Mike and Ryan will be joined by NLL stars Jordan Hall, Jarett Park, Brett Queener, Colin Doyle at most camp stops. Top amateur coaches including Kirk Ventriquarttro, Rich Pulisciano and Peter Lawrence will make appearances at select Powell Lacrosse Camps.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Maverik Lacrosse (www.maveriklacrosse.com) and its creative video production arm, Maverik Films, today released the second commercial in its ground breaking “BE READY” video/television campaign, this time featuring John Christmas.
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from The Washington Post
As he arrived at Georgetown Prep's campus Tuesday, St. Paul's (Balt.) boys' lacrosse Coach Rick Brocato was asked by an alum whether his team would win. Brocato was in no mood for chest-thumping. "All I know is that it's going to be a close game," he said.
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from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate University men’s lacrosse team will host Navy on Saturday (March 27). The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., at Andy Kerr Stadium and can be seen live on Colgate All-Access.
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game en route to a 10-2 halftime lead and went on to defeat 12th-ranked Nazareth, 17-10, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons won their third straight game and improved to 4-2, and the Golden Flyers fell to 4-1 with the loss.

story from Nazareth Athletics
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from Syracuse Athletics
Sixth-ranked Syracuse team gave up an early lead and lost to No. 16 Dartmouth, 17-10, on Wednesday, March 24 at Coyne Field. The Orange goes to 4-3 on the season, while the Big Green improves to 4-1. Senior Christina Dove recorded five points to lead Syracuse on a team-high three goals and two assists. With the three goals, Dove extended her streak of consecutive games played with a goal to 47, which is tied for the third-longest active streak in the country. Senior Halley Quillinan had one goal and took over sole possession of third place on Syracuse’s all-time goals scored list with 172.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored three goals and dished out an assist to lead the 2nd-ranked Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse to a 15-6 win over Pace in Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
A Buffalo bank is donating $500,000 to help revive the Empire State Games this summer, after New York's budget crisis forced the cancellation of the 2009 competition. First Niagara Financial Group's donation Wednesday brings the state halfway to a $1 million private fundraising goal announced by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in September. The fundraising is part of a four-point plan to stabilize the games' finances without relying so much on tax dollars.
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from Syracuse.com
Rob Thomas scored six goals and assisted on two others as General Brown rolled to a 13-3 win over North Country foe Heuvelton in a non-conference boys lacrosse opener.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
A repeat performance won't come easy for the defending NAC regular season and Section 10 champion Potsdam Central girls lacrosse team this spring.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior midfielder Rebekah Elmer (West Genesee) recorded six points and sophomore midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) added five points to lead the Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team to a 17-8 win over Binghamton on Wednesday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
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from Cornell Athletics
Florida took control in the second half and held Cornell at bay in a 10-5 victory over the Big Red on Wednesday evening. Cornell fell to 2-5 with the loss, while Florida improves to 6-3.
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from
Oneonta (3-3) rallied in the second half and went on to a 9-7 win over the Ithaca men's lacrosse team (1-5) Wednesday afternoon at Oneonta's All-College Field. The Bombers were led by junior midfielder Michael Silipo (Williston Northampton/Deerfield, Mass.) scored a career-high three goals and junior goalie David Gal (Loomis Chaffee/Amherst, Mass.) made a career-high 26 saves.
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from RPI Athletics
The Rensselaer men’s lacrosse team battled back from an early deficit and went on to defeat Vassar, 6-3, in the Liberty League opener for both teams. The #19 Engineers remain undefeated on the season, improving to 6-0 overall. The Brewers are now 3-4.
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from WICZ-TV
Yesterday kicked off the spring season, and today the Vestal girls face off with Horseheads. (Video 0:34)
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
As I stood in the tiny McCooey Field pressbox on Tuesday night in Geneva and watched the controversial play unfold, I was wedged between duos of radio broadcasters covering the Syracuse-Hobart men's lacrosse game To my left was the crew working for a Syracuse station; to my right was the crew working for a Geneva station.
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from The Daily Orange
Playing without senior defensewoman Lindsay Rogers, and just three days after narrowly falling to No. 1 Northwestern, the No. 7 Orange (4-3) suffered its most lopsided defeat on Wednesday afternoon, falling to Dartmouth, 17-10, in front of 187 fans at Coyne Field.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The SUNY Potsdam womens lacrosse team came back from an early deficit but visiting St. Lawrence University scored three times in the second half in posting a 9-5 non-league victory Tuesday afternoon at a cold and rainy Maxcy Turf.
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from The Ithaca Journal
It was a tough night for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's lacrosse team. The Panthers fell behind 12 goals after the first quarter and ended up losing 38-4 at Herkimer on Wednesday.
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from the New Haven Register
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced that this year’s Warrior Major League Challenge and collegiate draft will be held at Yale June 6 in conjunction with Yale University, U.S. Lacrosse and CONNY Youth Lacrosse.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Tell us what call you would make and post your comments below. Then, check back next week to see if our expert officials agreed with you.
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from St. Lawrence Athletics
The No. 16 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team used a 12-0 run to open Wednesday's home opener against Oswego State at North Country Field. The Saints' prolific scoring and stingy defense was too much for the Lakers, who fell 19-3 in the non-conference game.

story from SUNY Oswego
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from Ithaca College
Oneonta (3-3) rallied in the second half and went on to a 9-7 win over the Ithaca men's lacrosse team (1-5) Wednesday afternoon at Oneonta's All-College Field. The Bombers were led by junior midfielder Michael Silipo (Williston Northampton/Deerfield, Mass.) scored a career-high three goals and junior goalie David Gal (Loomis Chaffee/Amherst, Mass.) made a career-high 26 saves.
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT men's lacrosse won its fifth straight game on Wednesday defeating Clarkson University 13-4 in non-conference action. The win improves the Tigers to 5-2 on the season while the GOlden Knights fall to 0-6.

story from Clarckson Athletics
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from The Washington Post
After the game, as the Culver players joyfully posed for pictures, St. Albans held a players-only meeting followed by a long meeting with its coaches.
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from IMG Academies
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Share 3:30PM

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from the ECAC
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is proud to announce its partnership with B2 Networks, the official broadband broadcaster of all five ECAC Lacrosse ‘Game of the Week’ matchups during the 2010 season. The five games included in the ECAC Lacrosse League package are: Air Force at Loyola on Saturday, March 20; Hobart at Fairfield on Saturday, March 27; Ohio State versus Loyola on Saturday, April 3, Quinnipiac at the University of Denver on Sunday, April 11; and Bellarmine at Ohio State on Saturday, May 1.
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from First Team Video
Photos from Rich Barnes.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Sophomore Bryan Neufeld finished with a hat trick and Siena downed Air Force 5-2 in a nonconference men's lacrosse contest Tuesday at Siena Turf Field.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Johns Hopkins men’s team has dropped three of its last four games, and Michael Kimmel feels the urgency, but isn’t panicking. The Blue Jays senior midfielder has been through this before... every year.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Junior attackman Stephen Keogh scored with 43 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 2 Syracuse (5-1) to a 9-8 victory over Hobart (2-4) on Tuesday, March 23 at McCooey Field. It was Keogh’s second goal of the night and it capped a dramatic game that saw the Orange overcome a 5-2 deficit to earn the win. Because of Keogh’s heroics, the Orange retained the Kraus-Simmons Trophy for the fourth straight season and the 23rd time in the 25 years it has been presented to the winner of the annual matchup.

story from Hobart Athletics
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from Cornell Athletics
The No. 9/7 Big Red men’s lacrosse team used a 5-0 run to break open a 5-5 halftime deadlock to defeat No. 17 Stony Brook, 12-9, this evening at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. With the win, Cornell improves to 6-1 on the year, while the Seawolves fall to 4-3. Rob Pannell led all scorers with seven points on one goal and six assists, while Ryan Hurley registered five goals and two assists. In a breakout game, freshman Steve Mock tallied two goals and one assist. Roy Lang and Chris Ritchie were Cornell’s other multi-point scorers with one goal and one assist apiece.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
There was finally room for some levity. The No. 2 Syracuse University lacrosse team had overcome the ice-cold rain and a red-hot goaltender to rally past Hobart 9-8 on Stephen Keogh’s goal in sudden-death overtime. Keogh, the Canadian sharpshooter, was asked to describe the shot that finally toppled the Statesmen and their superman goalie, New Hartford native Max Silberlicht, before a drenched crowd of 2,000 Tuesday night at McCooey Field.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Section 4 lacrosse season got underway. Senior attacker Bryon Palmer, who led the Section 4 Lacrosse Conference in scoring last year, picked up where he left off Tuesday by scoring five goals and adding three assists in Johnson City's season-opening 16-2 victory over visiting Elmira Notre Dame.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The sixth-ranked Orange look to return to its winning ways on Wednesday when it hosts Dartmouth at 3 p.m. at Coyne Field. Syracuse enters the game with a record of 4-2, while the Big Green is 3-1.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Jeremy Thompson (LaFayette) joins Syracuse teammates Cody Jamieson, Josh Amidon, John Galloway, Stephen Keogh and Joel White as candidates for the award, which is presented to the college lacrosse player of the year.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Jack Harmatuk (CBA), named the conference’s player of the week for the first time in his career, scored four first-half goals to lead the Dolphins to an 11-5 win over Adelphi in their home and conference opener on Saturday. Harmatuk, a first team All-Conference and All-America selection last season after transferring from Syracuse, tallied three of his goals in a span of 7:58 in the second quarter as the Dolphins turned a 1-1 tie into a 9-1 lead.
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from The Daily Orange
For Hobart goalie Max Silberlicht, it was the second time he’s seen JoJo Marasco work in person on a lacrosse field. Although, the first time was more of a scouting session for Silberlicht — he watched his own brother, Jake, play with Marasco in the 2008 Empire Games.
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from William Smith Athletics
Senior Molly Fitzgerald totaled five goals, two assists, and five ground balls, and sophomore Kathryn Gillan added four goals and two helpers to pace William Smith. Sophomore Lucy Johnson notched three goals and an assist, while first-years Emily Leahy and Marissa Potter each added three goals. Potter’s tallies marked the first of her collegiate career.
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from Albany Athletics
Taylor Frink (Baldwinsville) had three goals and two assists in leading UAlbany to its fifth consecutive win in a 12-7 non-conference victory over Colgate on Tuesday, March 23 at John Fallon Field.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It's another week down for the world of Division II lacrosse, and it seems like teams from the north are finally shaking off the rust that came with the most disruptive winter possible and rounding into the form that their coaches probably hoped they'd be in by March 1.
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from Stevenson Athletics
Stevenson men's lacrosse senior Steve Kazimer (Henninger) was named ECAC Division III Metro/South Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, sharing the honor with Cabini senior Casey Grugan, a day after being named CAC Player of the Week.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Rachel Friedman ‘13 scored her second goal of the game with one minute, 48 seconds remaining in regulation and nationally ranked No. 4 Hamilton College held on for an 8-7 win versus No. 9 Cortland at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex on March 23.
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from Brockport Athletics
Freshman Kaila Mcguire (Potsdam) scored four goals to lead The College at Brockport Women’s Lacrosse team to a 15-1 victory over the University of Rochester Tuesday afternoon at Fauver Stadium in Rochester.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
When a two-time defending NCAA champion men’s lacrosse team loses 80 percent of its top two midfield lines to graduation, the odds of winning it all again drop significantly -- most of the time.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
In a similar fashion as the D-I Poll went this week, our Division III Poll features two blocks of middle-ranked teams making a move toward up the rankings.
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from Syracuse Athletics
After unanimous #1 Virginia and #2 Syracuse, and a nearly so #3 North Carolina, Maryland continues its slow rise up the poll as the Terps nip Princeton for the #4 position this week. They are not alone this week, as several schools continue to feed off the hardships of others.
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from Hobart Athletics
The contest marks the 96th meeting between Hobart and Syracuse. The Orange hold a 68-25-2 series lead. The second oldest rival on Hobart’s schedule, only the Statesmen and Cornell have played more times (130).
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from Cornell Athletics
The No. 9/7 Big Red hits the road for the first time since March 2 when it travels to No. 17/17 Stony Brook on Tuesday, March 23 at LaValle Stadium at 7 p.m. Cornell is coming off an impressive 18-7 victory over No. 17 Yale to improve to 5-1 on the season, while the Seawolves are coming off a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to Denver to slip to 4-2 on the year.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
. . . do we ever stop to think of why teams such as Syracuse’s men or Northwestern’s women have such enduring success? Why Drexel and Lafayette can surface from mediocrity, but their state’s flagship men’s lacrosse team, Penn State, gets mired in it? Why a professional team like the Philadelphia Barrage could win three MLL championships in four years, but equally talented teams like the Chicago Machine -- which is about to reprise the former Barrage’s role as the ownerless traveling road show -- dwell perpetually in the cellar?
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
"I had never been part of a game that had so much electricity," [TJ] Johnson, now the Statesmen’s head coach, recalled Monday, the eve of today’s 7 p.m. SU-Hobart game (Time Warner) in Geneva. "I’ve had the opportunity to coach in national championship games at Limestone and have been on the sideline for some special, special days. But that first Hobart-Syracuse game, the electricity in the air was through the roof."
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Statesmen are the Orange’s oldest rival as Hobart was SU’s fi rst-ever varsity lacrosse opponent back on April 26, 1916.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Nationally ranked No. 4 Hamilton College remained undefeated with a 16-7 win against Springfield College at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, on March 19.
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from Buffalo St. Athletics
Buffalo State (3-0) outscored Ithaca (1-2) 4-1 in the second half to stay unbeaten and claim a 9-6 victory in a cold and rainy non-conference game today at Coyer Field.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) was a co-offensive performer of the week selection, Garrett Akie '12 (Sherborn, Mass./Dover-Sherborn Regional HS) picked up a co-defensive performer of the week award and Paul Armideo '13 (Homer) captured co-rookie of the week honors as Hamilton won both its games last week.
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from NJ.com
Michelle Tumolo couldn't have imagined a much better start to her collegiate lacrosse career. Four games into the season, the Syracuse University freshman attack and 2009 Clearview Regional High School graduate led the nation in assists per game (3.75) and was third in points per game (5.33).
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from cnylink.com
The Baldwinsville Varsity (pictured) and Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse teams participated in the Walk-Along-For-Lupus Sunday March 14 at Carousel Mall. The girls raised $2,000 towards services for Lupus patients, their families and to help find a cause and cure for Lupus.
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from the York Daily Record
"Getting your bell rung." That's what people often say when an athlete takes a jarring hit to the head. In the past, getting your bell rung and continuing to play was considered a badge of honor -- a test of your toughness and nothing to worry about. Research, however, suggests otherwise.
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from MI-Reporter.com
Football fans know that the Friday Night Lights shine brightest in Texas and Florida, while lacrosse lovers understand that the sport’s hotbed is in New York – not far from where the Iroquois Native Americans invented the sport 100 years ago . . . And the Lakeland/Panas team – New York state’s Section 1 finalist last year – isn’t the only draw to the weekend-long event, which runs March 26 through March 28.
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CitrusTV speaks with Jeremy Thompson


from LaFayette CSD
Saturday was an extremely busy day for LaFayette Lacrosse. Saturday morning saw the JV team head to Homer and the Varsity team travel to ESM for early morning scrimmages. The reason the teams put their gear on so early to play is so that they were able to catch a bus to head down to watch the Syracuse/Johns Hopkins lacrosse game in Baltimore, Maryland.
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from the Big East
White helped lead a defensive charge as Syracuse won at then-No. 8/7 Johns Hopkins 10-7 on March 20. White matched up against Johns Hopkins’ Michael Kimmel, one of the top offensive midfielders in the country, and held him without a point in the win. The performance ended Kimmel’s 28-game point streak, which had been the fourth-longest such streak in the nation. In addition, White led Syracuse with a game-best six ground balls and caused a turnover. He also contributed a key transition goal with 2:38 remaining in regulation, and the Orange clinging to a two-goal lead (9-7).
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Christina Dove is the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week announced on Monday, March 22. In addition, junior goalkeeper Liz Hogan has been named to the Weekly Honor Roll. It is Dove’s second Offensive Player of the Week award of the season and the third of her career, while Hogan is making her first appearance on the Honor roll this season.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
During my first two seasons with Long Island Lacrosse Club in 1987 and 1988, I did some serious commuting driving fifty miles one way to Danbury to work Monday through Friday and an hour, depending on traffic, to Hempstead where Hofstra University is located on Thursday for practices and on Sundays for games.
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from the America East Conference
Mackenzie scored his first career goal Saturday as Albany was edged, 13-11, by #12 Drexel. The score came with 6:05 left in the second quarter on a give-and-go with Brian Caufield after Mackenzie won the face-off. The freshman midfielder picked up a career-high nine ground balls and won 13 of 21 draws. Mackenzie has a .472 face-off percentage on season (59-125) and leads Albany in ground balls (22) and has three points (1 goals, 2 assists).
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from Stevenson Athletics
Stevenson men's lacrosse senior Steve Kazimer (Henninger) was named CAC Player of the Week on Monday, marking the second time in the last three weeks that a Mustang has received the conference's weekly honor.
Monday, March 22, 2010 Share 3:15PM
from adidas
The date for tryouts for the Syracuse team added this year to the adidas All-America National Lacrosse Classic tournament has been changed to Saturday, June 12th, at the CNY Family Sports Center on Jones Road near Baldwinsville. This team will be one of twenty competing for the national title, and the right to represent America in the Brogden Cup, won last year by Team Rochester.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
I got back to my hotel room in the wee hours of Sunday morning, did a web cast on the Syracuse lacrosse team's 10-7 victory over Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field and flipped on the TV. There, sitting in the No. 8 spot on ESPN's top 10 plays of the day, was the incredible goal SU attackman Cody Jamieson scored in the first quarter.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Eighth-ranked Syracuse's comeback came up just short in its bid to upset No. 1-ranked and five-time defending national champion Northwestern. The Wildcats’ Katrina Dowd scored an unassisted goal with 1:28 remaining to give Northwestern a 13-12 victory against the Orange at Christian Brothers Academy on Sunday, March 21. The game was played in front of 1,583 fans, which is the second-largest crowd in school history.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Henry Burchenal '12 scored four goals to lead Hamilton College to a 9-5 win over Lasell College in a non-league game at Lasell's Grellier Field on March 20.
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from rit Athletics
The RIT (4-2) men's lacrosse team won their fourth straight game defeating #6 SUNY Genseo (4-1) 16-9 in non-conference action on Sunday. The Tigers used a strong second half to hand the Knights their first loss of the season. RIT out shot Geneseo 40-20 and won the ground ball battle 50-31. The Tigers won 19-of-29 face offs and were 16-of-18 on clearing opportunities. RIT held the Knights to 15-for-30 on clears.
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In case you missed it Saturday night


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from Northwestern Athletics
Top-ranked Northwestern found itself in unfamiliar territory Sunday - trailing by three goals at halftime. But thanks to six goals from senior Danielle Spencer (Brighton), the Wildcats rallied to take a 13-12 victory over eighth-ranked Syracuse. With the game tied at 12, senior Katrina Dowd (Yorktown) broke a Syracuse (4-2) double team in the near corner, then beat goalkeeper Liz Hogan for the game-winner with 1:28 remaining.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
My first season with Long Island Lacrosse Club in 1987 was a great learning experience and confidence builder for me as a young player. Our team included lots of veteran US team players.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As members of the Patriot League, the Bucknell Men’s Lacrosse Program feels that it has a unique opportunity to play against opponents in the service academies. Playing Army and Navy affords Division I programs the opportunity to stand toe-to-toe against the best and the brightest with the guarantee of good sportsmanship and a firm handshake at the end of the game. While most students leave college finding jobs, these men risk their lives for our freedom.
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from Alfred Athletics
Junior attacker Michelle Adams (Horseheads) scored her 100th career goal as the Alfred University women’s lacrosse team defeated visiting SUNY Maritime, 19-4, Sunday afternoon at Merrill Field.
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from Albany Athletics
Junior attackman Scott Perri had three goals and one assist as nationally-ranked Drexel held off UAlbany in the fourth quarter for an 11-9 victory on Sunday, March 21 at John Fallon Field. The Dragons are No. 12 in the USILA coaches' poll and No. 16 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media rankings.
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from Cornell Athletics
Harvard jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and never looked back, knocking off Cornell 10-4 in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson improved to 3-3 (1-1 Ivy), while the Big Red fell to 2-4 (1-1 Ivy) . . . Harvard goalkeeper Katherine Martino made eight saves, including six after halftime to hold off the Big Red Red. Jen VanderMeulen (Liverpool) had three goals and five other players registered multi-point days in picking up the win.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Senior Jackie Lundblad (Marcellus) scored the game-winning goal in the first minute of overtime to lead the Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team to an 11-10 victory over La Salle on Saturday afternoon at Earl Hadley Stadium.
Sunday, March 21, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior Jack Harmatuk (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/Syracuse) netted four goals to lead the #2 ranked Le Moyne Dolphins to an 11-5 victory over Adelphi on Saturday at the Niland Athletic Complex. Harmatuk scored all four goals in a span of eight minutes to key a crucial stretch to start the second period where the Dolphins outscored the Panthers 10-0 en route to the programs 37th consecutive regular season victory. Le Moyne improves to 4-0 on the season, 1-0 in the NE-10. Adelphi falls to 1-2 in dropping their first ever NE-10 conference game. Le Moyne held a 21-1 shot advantage in the second period and netted nine unanswered goals to take a commanding 10-1 advantage into intermission. In addition to Harmatuk’s three second quarter goals, six other Dolphins scored goals to lead a balanced attack.

JustLacrosse Photos | Post-Standard photos
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from Syracuse Athletics
Eighth-ranked Syracuse puts its two-game winning streak on the line Sunday when its hosts five-time defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Northwestern at 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers Academy.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
If he had it to do over, Joel White said he would have pulled the ball out. Maybe. "Absolutely, that is what I would have done," Joel White (Cortland) said. "I think." If Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko was closer to an official, he would have taken the decision out of White’s hands. Maybe. "It was real close," Desko said.
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from Cortland Athletics
Senior Brian Krol (Niskayuna) recorded four goals and two assists and sophomore Mike Tota (Webster Schroeder) scored four goals as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up a 12-0 lead at the half and went on to defeat Clarkson, 18-2, Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
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from Cornell Athletics
Three players scored four goals apiece and sophomore Rob Pannell had a six-point day to lead NO. 10 Cornell past unbeaten and 17th-ranked Yale 18-7 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 5-1 on the season and won its Ivy opener, while Yale slipped to 4-1 (0-1 Ivy).
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse (4-1) received a superb effort from its defense and got a career-best three goals from senior midfielder Max Bartig on its way to a 10-7 victory against No. 7 Johns Hopkins (4-3) on Saturday, March 20 in the first-ever night game between the two teams at Homewood Field.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Blue Jays senior midfielder Michael Kimmel did not register a single point Saturday night, snapping a streak of 28 consecutive games with either a goal or an assist – which had been the fourth-longest active streak in the nation and longest by a midfielder. Kimmel was hounded by Syracuse junior long-stick midfielder Joel White . . .
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from Army Athletics
Army junior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) totaled a career-high seven points on two goals and five assists to lead the Black Knights to an 11-8 victory over Rutgers, Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The victory broke a four game skid for Army (2-4) while putting an end to a three-game winning streak for the Scarlet Knights (4-2). Army shot an eye-popping .611 from the field, efficiently converting 11 of 18 total shots taken during the game. It was the highest shooting percentage totaled by the Black Knights in over 25 years.
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from Nazareth Athletics
Nazareth's attack trio of Mark DeCirce, C.J. Estes and Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar combined to score 10 goals Saturday for 13th-ranked Nazareth as the Golden Flyers defeated Western New England in a non-conference game for men's lacrosse, 16-8, at Southern Methodist University's Ford Stadium.
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from Colgate Athletics
Colleen Bubnack (West Genesee) scored five goals including the game winner with under three minutes left to pace Colgate to a 14-13 victory over visiting Holy Cross, Saturday in Patriot League women’s lacrosse action.
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from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate men’s lacrosse team got a five-point outing from junior Ben McCabe (Brunswick, Maine), but fell to Fairfield 10-8 Saturday afternoon at Andy Kerr Stadium. McCabe scored a career-high four goals and added an assist to lead the Raiders while freshman Peter Baum (Portland, Ore.) scored twice.
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from St. Bonaventure Athletics
Senior Molly Hastrich tallied her fourth goal of the game with less than two minutes left in the second half to give the Bonnies the go ahead goal as the St. Bonaventure women’s lacrosse team beat Connecticut 11-10 on a sunny afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. “We stayed composed and that was the difference in the game,” said head coach Christy Malone. “We fought back, putting heart into this game and left it all on the field. It was a hard fought win and well deserved”.
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from Hartwick Athletics
The Hartwick men's lacrosse team picked up its 3rd win of the season on Saturday with a 9-8 victory over Potsdam. Freshman Joe Shields (Shaker) scored with 5:58 to play to snap an 8-8 tie and 'Wick maintained possession of the ball over the next six minutes in the win. The Hawks are now 3-2 overall. Potsdam drops to 2-2.
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from Brockport Athletics
Junior Andy Hilton (Gates-Chili) scored both of his goals in the second half including the game-winner with just less than seven minutes to play in the game at The College at Brockport Men’s Lacrosse team scored a 7-6 victory over Kean University Saturday in a non-conference game at Alumni Field at Kean.
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT women's lacrosse team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 20-13 win over the University of Rochester on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Shelby Vakiener (Fairport) led RIT with four goals and freshman goaltender Katelyn Crane (Palmyra-Macedon) picked up the win making nine saves in net.
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from Hobart Athletics
Hobart sophomore attackman Chris Pedersen scored a game-high four goals, but Quinnipiac senior goalie Kevin Benzing still managed a career-high 21 saves to lead the Bobcats to a 9-7 ECAC Lacrosse league victory.
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from Maryland Athletics
Junior Grant Catalino (Webster-Schroeder) tied his career high with seven points on four goals and three assists to lead the No. 5 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a 13-7 victory over UMBC at UMBC Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Terps' starting attack unit of Catalino, Travis Reed (two goals and two assist) and Ryan Young (three assists) blitzed the Retrievers for 14 points, while Maryland's first midfield of Jake Bernhardt, Adam Sear and Will Yeatman, which had been quiet in the Terrapins' previous two games, combined for five goals.
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from Stevenson Athletics
Trailing 7-5 after three, senior Steve Kazimer (Henninger), the 2009 Attackman of the Year and 2010 Tewaarton Trophy candidate, totaled two goals and three assists as the team scored five-straight goals to take its first lead, 10-7 with 5:04 remaining. Kazimer had a hand in seven of Stevenson's 12 goals, totaling four goals and three assists.
Saturday, March 20, 2010 Share 8:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
With 175 goals and 127 assists at Lafayette, Greeley was the number one recruit in the country. Not only is he playing the college of his hometown in Syracuse, New York, but he will be playing against his best friend and former teammate, junior midfielder Josh Amidon, who is coming off his last game against Georgetown with a career high 4 goals and 1 assist. The two have grown up together in Syracuse just feet away and attribute their playing skills to one another. “I always looked up to him at whatever he did and he pushed me to become better everyday and all that hard work we both put in just pushing each other paid off when we were taking over lacrosse games in high school,” commented Greeley.
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from Cortland Athletics
Sophomore Kelly Radigan (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored seven points on five goals and two assists to lead the nationally 16th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to an 18-12 win at Roanoke Friday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 2-0 with the win, while the Maroons fell to 2-4.
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from Army Athletics
The Black Knights' second oldest adversary, the two squads have met 72 times since the first meeting in 1923 when Army capped the season with a 9-1 win over the Scarlet Knights to clinch its first national championship. The Black Knights lead the all-time series by a 53-18-1 record, including victories in 10 of the last 11 meetings. Only Navy has opposed Army more times on the lacrosse field than Rutgers, as next month's matchup will be the 87th all-time.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
"I think Virginia has become a fan-favorite game," Galloway said, "but when you look at Hopkins-Syracuse you look at the history of it and just how many times these teams have met, the kind of games they’ve played in, the championship-caliber games they’ve played in, you know, Syracuse getting its first championship against Hopkins."
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from the Baltimore Sun
Two teams that have combined to capture 20 of 39 all-time NCAA championships and made 34 appearances in the tournament final clash Saturday night at 8 p.m. when No. 2 Syracuse (3-1) visits No. 8 Johns Hopkins (4-2). Here are a few developments I will be interested in following from the press box at Homewood Field in Baltimore.
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from Cornell Athletics
The No. 10/7 Big Red men’s lacrosse team opens its 55th Ivy League season as it plays host to No. 17/20 Yale this afternoon. Cornell had an eight-game home winning streak snapped last weekend when it lost to No. 1 Virginia to fall to 4-1 on the season, while the Bulldogs are off to a 4-0 start following an 8-6 victory over Lehigh.
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from Brockport Athletics
The result was evident from the start, only the final margin of victory was in question as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team scored early and often in a 24-0 victory over Medaille College Thursday afternoon at the Bennett School in Buffalo.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Georgetown redshirt junior Rickey Mirabito, a starting attackman, received a concussion but has no neck injury following an incident in his team's 13-11 victory over visiting Delaware on Wednesday night, Georgetown coaches confirmed on Thursday.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Anyone see the Sun article about Hopkins' goalie situation? Starter Michael Gvozden has gotten a lot of heat this year and was pulled in the first quarter of the Blue Jays' loss last week at Hofstra. But while he's never defeated Syracuse, he usually plays them very well -- 13 saves in a 2009 regular season loss, a dazzling 20 saves in the 2008 championship game and 11 saves in an OT regular season loss.
Friday, March 19, 2010 Share 9:45AM


from Le Moyne Athletics
Sophomore midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored five goals as the Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team cruised to a 15-5 win over Niagara on Wednesday afternoon at Niagara Field. The Dolphins, who defeated the Purple Eagles 13-7 last year, tallied 10 goals over the opening 23:17 of the game to take a 10-0 lead. Junior Rebekah Elmer (West Genesee) got the scoring started with an unassisted goal at the 25:23 mark. Brigandi added a pair of goals off free-position shots around a tally from junior Mia Valletta (Niskayuna) to put the Dolphins up four with 17:11 remaining in the half. Less than one minute later, junior Michelle Phillips (Maine-Endwell) finished off a feed from freshman Gabrielle Kamide (Carthage).
[Next game vs. LaSalle, Noon, @ Solvay HS]
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from Inside Lacrosse
After moving to 3-0 on the season with a 21-7 victory over Catawba on Friday, the Dolphins remain at #2 in the lastest USILA Division II poll. Le Moyne received three first-place votes in this week's edition, on more than last week. C.W. Post (5-0) remains at #1 for the third consecutive week with seven first place votes and 97 points overall. Le Moyne garnered 93 points. Le Moyne received three first-place votes in this week's edition, on more than last week. C.W. Post (5-0) remains at #1 for the third consecutive week with seven first place votes and 97 points overall. Le Moyne garnered 93 points. Le Moyne looks to win their 37th consecutive regular season game as they host Adelphi in Saturday in the NE-10 opener.
[Saturday, 3PM, @ Henninger]
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from Syracuse Athletics
The two most storied programs in college lacrosse renew their annual rivalry on Saturday, March 20 when No. 2 Syracuse (3-1) visits No. 7 Johns Hopkins (4-2) for an 8 p.m. showdown at Homewood Field. The contest is the first scheduled night game at Homewood between these two lacrosse giants, who have met at least once in 28 straight seasons dating back to 1983. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPNU. Fans can also hear the action live on the radio home of the Orange - TK 99 (99.5 FM). Live streaming video and audio are available on SUathletics.com as part of Orange All-Access.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Georgetown redshirt junior Rickey Mirabito (Chenamgo Forks), a starting attackman, received a concussion but has no neck injury following an incident in his team's 13-11 victory over visiting Delaware on Wednesday night, Georgetown coaches confirmed today.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Sunday’s matchup holds a bit more significance for Amonte Hiller. She enjoys playing against Syracuse head coach Gary Gait, whom she describes as one of her mentors. Gait was an assistant coach at Maryland in the mid 1990s when Amonte Hiller was leading the Terps as a player to national titles in 1995 and 1996.

“Gary was a mentor to me in college and someone that I really look up to,” she said. “It’s always enjoyable to get a chance to coach against someone like that, as well as playing against such a storied program.”
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from The Cornell Daily Sun
With Spring Break here, the men’s lacrosse team is just beginning conference play, as it plays host to Yale in its first Ivy League game of the season. Looking past last weekend’s loss to University of Virginia, Cornell (4-1) is hoping to dominate conference play early this season. “We have been working very hard after a disappointing weekend, and this game is really important to us because it is our first Ivy league game of the season and will be played at home on our field; both are very motivating factors. Yale is a great team that will be a huge test to start off the Ivy season,” said junior Jonathan Thomson.
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from The New York Times
The Badger Network was set up and spread out over a courtside table at Veterans Memorial Arena. There was an array of digital boxes and a pile of headphones neatly in place when Cornell’s Barry Leonard (Ithaca College) rolled in with all of his gear, stuffed in one bag. He is the Cornell Radio Network.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
Matt Tierney is not the quietest member of the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team, a shocking revelation to anyone who has stuck a recorder in the senior close defender’s face and asked him . . . well, anything.
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from the Baltimore Sun
"When I came in, I didn’t really know what to expect, coming into Division I lacrosse from New Hampshire," he said. "Now I realize what it’s like to play at Johns Hopkins and the tradition that comes with it and how different the game is. You really have to be on top of everything right from the get-go."
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from Potsdam Athletics
Sean McAuliffe (Watertown/JCC) scored four goals to lead the men’s lacrosse team as they routed visiting Cazenovia 20-4 on Wednesday afternoon in the Bears’ home opener.
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from The Palladium Times
Last year, in only its second season as a varsity-level program, Mexico finished with a record of 7-11 and qualified for Section III Class C postseason play. This year, the Tigers are out to prove they can compete with and beat the best teams in their division. They are striving to improve their regular-season record and return to the sectionals.
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from the Daily Courier-Observer
"It's a very significant savings for us," Yianoukos said. "(The men) practiced outside on Jan. 29th. That's probably six weeks earlier than we've ever been outside. We didn't even have to make a spring trip this year because the field was ready and we were able to play."

"The new facility is great," said senior Tyler Long (Liverpool), a captain on the men's team. "We've been waiting for it for a few years. It's nice to finally see it and they did a great job on it. I'm looking forward to getting our grandstand in the summer."
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from The Bona Venture
After playing its first five games in a 24-day period, the lacrosse team is set to play its next five games over 10 days, starting today at Connecticut. The Bonnies (1-4) are in Storrs, Conn. today for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Huskies (7-1), who have won seven games in a row. Coach Christy Malone said Connecticut will be an important test for the struggling Bonnies. "UConn is not going to be an easy game by any means, but it's going to be a good challenge for us," Malone said.
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from Inside Lacrosse
With the 2010 high school season underway in key parts of the country, its time to unveil the first in-season Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings for the period leading up to March 18. As most of the Northeast and Midwest teams are still idle, movement in the UA/IL Top 25 has been limited, but there were a few significant bumps thanks to a handful of early season upsets.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse presents the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Regional Rankings for the week of March 18, featuring the Top 10 teams within Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast and West. Check back every week through the spring for updates on the Regional Rankings, as well as Regional Notebooks from all five areas.
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from Hobart Athletics
The Statesmen Tent will make its 2010 debut when the Hobart lacrosse team hosts Quinnipiac in an ECAC Lacrosse League match up. An exclusive benefit for members of the Statesmen Athletic Association (SAA), the Statesmen tent pregame Saturday luncheons will begin 90 minutes prior to faceoff in the Gilman Room of Bristol Gym.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Liz Rave ‘10 and Anne Graveley ‘11 scored three goals apiece to lead nationally ranked No. 4 Hamilton College to a 13-11 win over Bowdoin College in a non-league game at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, on March 17.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Jon Leanos ’12 scored five goals and tallied three assists to lead Hamilton College to a convincing 15-3 win over Sewanee in a non-league game at Duke University in Durham, N.C., on March 17.
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from Atlanta Journal-Constitution
. . . it was a thing of beauty. For everyone. Even [losing] South Cobb. “Go get on the bus,” hollered South Cobb coach Craig Jarrett after the game ended. “And on your way out, you thank everyone you pass by.”

In an era when competition often deteriorates into confrontation, the goodwill that has been forged between Harrison and South Cobb transcends the sport.
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from YouTube.com
9:59 of good lacrosse.
Thursday, March 18, 2010 Share 9:30AM

from Inside Lacrosse
What does Cody Jamieson have in store for lacrosse fans this season? Find out in the April issue of Inside Lacrosse as Damian Andrew explores the rocky path the Syracuse star has taken to the Carrier Dome. The 2010 high school preview examines the top teams from West Islip at No. 1 to Upper Arlington at No. 25

Cody's Photo Shoot
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from Syracuse Athletics
The eighth-ranked Syracuse women’s lacrosse team jumped out to an early 6-0 lead on its way to an 18-10 victory against No. 10 Towson in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday, March 17. Four members of the Orange scored three or more goals as Syracuse improves its record to 4-1. The loss is the first for the Tigers this season ( 4-1).
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from Nazareth Athletics
Junior attackman Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar (Orchard Park) scored four goals and added two assists and senior goalie Todd Dermody made 20 saves for Nazareth Wednesday as the Golden Flyers defeated Bowdoin in men's lacrosse, 11-4, in a non-conference game played the Episcopal School of Dallas.
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from Siena Athletics
Vermont outshot Siena 45-25 but sophomore goalie Kristin Concordia (Webster-Thomas) made a career-high 21 saves as Siena held off the Catamounts 14-11 Wednesday afternoon in Burlington. This marks Siena's first ever win against Vermont. Junior Caitlin Mikel (Irondequoit) led all players with seven points on five goals and two assists.
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the first 14 goals of the game and went on to defeat host Kean, 16-1, Wednesday night in non-conference action. The Red Dragons improved to 2-2 with the win, while the Cougars fell to 3-3 with the loss.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team will play under the Homewood Field lights for the first time ever when it travels to Johns Hopkins for an 8 p.m. game Saturday. The night game presents a tough challenge for the No. 2 Orange, which will have to return in the wee hours of Sunday morning and start preparations for a Tuesday night trip to Hobart.
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from Syracuse.com
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT men's lacrosse team used a big second half to beat SUNY Oswego 15-5 in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers out-scored the Lakers 9-1 in the second half as they pick up their third straight win and move to 3-2 on the season.
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from Nazareth Athletics
Freshman Alyssa Johnston (Canadaigua) scored the game-winning goal with 4:50 left in the game Wednesday to lift 20th-ranked Nazareth to an 11-10 victory over Stevenson in a non-conference women's lacrosse game played at Lake Lytal Park.
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from RPI Athletics
Senior Paul Cerone (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield) tallied two goals and added two assists to lead Rensselaer to an 8-6 non-conference win over SUNY Oneonta on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, the Engineers extend their winning streak and remain unbeaten on the season with a 4-0 record. The Red Dragons are now 2-2 overall.
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from Clarkson Athletics
Senior Kimberly Loucks (Waterloo) scored five goals and freshman Alyssa Cristaldi (Cicero-North Syracuse) tallied four goals and one assist to power the attack for the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team in its second straight win, a 15-14 overtime victory against Fredonia State in West Palm Beach, FL on Tuesday night.
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from SportsFive.net
It may have taken a number of years, but the Bloomfield-Honeoye Lacrosse team finally have an official mascot. The previously nicknamed Bomb-Dogs are now to be known as the Pride.
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from AP/Syracuse.com
At spring break, Joe Ernst took his college athletes on a memorable road trip to compete in their thriving sport. Basketball? Nope. Baseball? Guess again. The Southwestern University team headed north from Texas to play lacrosse in Michigan. What was once a niche sport in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states is now one of the fastest-growing games in America.
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from Inside Lacrosse
At Syracuse University John Glatzel was a two time captain, two time National Champion and two time 1st-Team All-American. In his senior season, he won the William C. Schmeisser Award, annually awarded to the nation's top defenseman.
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from Cornell Athletics/YouTube.com
Jeff Tambroni, Cornell mens lacrosse coach, speaks about the outlook for the Big Red this season, the long traditions of Cornell lacrosse and the deep impact that the death of George Boiardi had on his team.Sidelines is a weekly show, hosted by Blaine Friedlander, featuring interviews with Cornell University coaches and athletes.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Burchenal scored two goals and had four assists in an 8-7 non-league win against Utica College on March 13. The attackman picked up six ground balls and assisted on the eventual game-winning goal early in the fourth quarter.
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from Metrowny.com
Joe Resetarits got to play lacrosse again in Hamburg, if for only a few hours. The former Bulldogs’ standout and younger brother of the Buffalo Bandits’ Frank Resetarits made a quick pit stop at his former high school as part of a road trip for the University of Albany men’s lacrosse team on March 12.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Share 9:15AM


from Hobart Athletics
Senior Mike Suits (CBA) scored with 2:07 remaining and the Hobart lacrosse team’s defense pitched a second half shutout to lift Hobart to a 6-5 win over Binghamton at McCooey Field this afternoon. Sophomore Bobby Dattilo made sure the Statesmen (2-2) had plenty of possession time, winning 14 of 15 faceoffs and collecting a game-high seven ground balls. The defense, backstopped by senior Max Silberlicht (New Hartford), held the Bearcats (2-5) scoreless over the final 37:38 allowing the offense to erase a two-goal halftime deficit. Silberlicht made 11 saves, including BU’s final look at the cage with 1 second remaining in regulation.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 8 Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome to take on No. 10 Towson at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game is the first of four consecutive home games for the Orange, its longest homestand of the year. Syracuse enters the game with a 3-1 record, while Towson is 4-0. Admission to the game is free of charge.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse freshman Michelle Tumolo and junior Tee Ladouceur rank first and second, respectively, in assists per game in the latest NCAA statistics released on Monday, March 15. Tumolo leads the nation, averaging 3.75 assists per game, while Ladouceur is second with a 3.0 per game average. The duo also ranks among the top 10 in points per game. Ladouceur, Syracuse’s leading scorer, is third (5.75 ppg), and Tumolo is eighth (5.25 ppg). In addition, Tumolo ranks fifth in assists (15), and senior Halley Quillinan is third in caused turnovers, averaging 2.75 per game.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
As I mentioned in an earlier post, following my second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division I lacrosse finals and loss to Hopkins, I stopped playing for a year. But after a year of coaching at the High School level I got the itch again. With encouragement with from my college coach John Desko, I returned to lacrosse playing for the first time in the Glastonbury, Connecticut Summer Lacrosse Tournament in 1986.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Sid Smith has always made fun of Cody Jamieson’s goal celebrations. Like the time Jamieson scored that game-winner against Orangeville to win the Ontario championship in Junior A box lacrosse. “He was running around celebrating, pumping both fists in the air,” recalls Smith. “I just thought he looked ridiculous doing it.”
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from NLL Insider
There’s a new Grant in the world as Rochester Knighthawks forward John Grant Jr. and his wife, Raygen, welcomed their first child, daughter Gabrayel Louise, into the world. Gabrayel was born at 12:39 a.m. Sunday after 20 hours of labor.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Duke's women's lacrosse team is ranked fifth in the nation and one of its key performers is sophomore Kat Thomas of Latham (Shaker High).
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from Brockport Athletics
Senior Melissa Hill (Brighton) and sophomore Dayna Piraino (Henninger) each scored two goals and each handed out four assists to lead The College at Brockport Women s Lacrosse team to a convincing 17-7 victory over Ithaca College Tuesday in the second game of a two-game Spring Break trip to West Palm Beach, Florida.
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from Brockport Athletics
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College men’s lacrosse team improved to 5-0 on the year with an 11-5 win over previously-unbeaten SUNY College at Brockport on Tuesday at Fisher’s Growney Stadium.
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from Brockport Athletics
Senior Adam Drypolcher (Fayetteville-Manlius) and junior Kyle Crosley (Homer) have been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) player and goalie of the week for the week ending March 14 as announced by the conference offices Monday.
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from William Smith Athletics
Despite a five-goal effort from sophomore Lucy Johnson, the William Smith College lacrosse team fell to Messiah 16-13 this afternoon at Lake Lytal Park. The Herons slip to 1-2 overall, while the Falcons improve to 2-2 on the season.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse junior midfielder Josh Amidon is the latest Orange lacrosse player to earn recognition for his performance in the team’s win against No. 11 Georgetown. Amidon was named to the Inside Lacrosse Team of Week on Tuesday, March 16 after achieving career highs in points (5) and goals (4) against the Hoyas.
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from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate men’s lacrosse team got a four point outing from senior Ian Murphy (Constantia, N.Y.), but fell to No. 11 Harvard 11-8 in an afternoon affair at Cumnock Field. Murphy scored two goals and assisted on two more while freshman Peter Baum (Portland, Ore.) scored three times and junior Ben McCabe (Brunswick, Maine) added a pair for the Raiders, who dropped their third straight game.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The “Play for Parkinson’s” Tournament is set for Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., beginning at 10 a.m. Virginia, Princeton, Georgetown and Army will compete in the tournament, with each squad playing two full-length games.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse
No change in the top four in our Division III Poll this week as Stevenson remains #1 (five first place votes), followed by Gettysburg, Salisbury(1), and Cortland. Rounding out the top ten, Middlebury jumped two to #6, Geneseo climbed three to #7, Tufts moved into a tie for tenth, and Bowdoin received enough votes this week to crack both the poll and the top ten. Nazareth and Stevens made nice moves, and Dickenson joined the party, opening up at #13. Union and RPI also cracked the top twenty.
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from the Auburn Citizen
Steve Crosby has been a part of the Auburn boys lacrosse program for more than 20 years as a player and a coach. In all those years he can't remember the team consisting of as many seniors as it does now. There are about 30 Auburn alumni playing collegiate lacrosse around the country but next year that number will nearly increase by half.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
CCBC Essex has supplanted defending champion Onondaga as the top team in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) men's lacrosse rankings, thanks to a thrilling 22-19 victory Saturday over the Lazers.
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from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca (1-3) men's lacrosse team broke open a close game with five unanswered goals in the third quarter in an 11-3 win over Whittier (3-3) Monday evening in California. The Bombers posted their highest scoring total of the season and also held its opponent to its lowest total of the season.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
The No. 2 Syracuse lacrosse team rolled into the locker room at halftime Saturday with an 11-7 lead over No. 11 Georgetown, a cushion reflected in the box score. Junior attackman Stephen Keogh had already matched a career high with five goals. Hoyas goalie Jack Davis had allowed nearly twice as many goals (11) as he had saves (6).
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from Harvard Athletics
Freshman Jen VanderMeulen (Liverpool) of the Harvard women’s lacrosse team was named the Co –Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts in Harvard’s upset win over No. 15 New Hampshire last week.
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from Broome CC
The spring of 2010 will mark the thirteenth year of men’s varsity lacrosse at BCC. The Hornets participate in the ultra-competitive Region III lacrosse conference, which featured five of the top ten teams in the country last year. The Hornets finished the 2009 season with a 5-8 record.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Senior midfielder Abby Hungerford scored nine goals and had an assist for Geneseo in its 16-10 win over Wheaton in women's lacrosse on Monday in Orlando, Fla.
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from the Corning Leader
Highlighting the lacrosse entries is Steve Gleason, the first Corning East laxer to be named a Division One All-American as a defenseman for Dartmouth College in the late 1970s. He will be joined by Brian McCawley of Corning East. He was also a two-time All-American laxer at Skidmore College while playing for legendary East alumni Terry Corcoran. Tim Emmick, a Corning West and Penn State standout will be the third lacrosse player inducted.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This past weekend, we had an excellent game with Cornell, a serious opponent. With beautiful weather in the Syracuse area this past week, we were able to practice outside for the first time this spring on Thursday night. This proved to be very helpful in getting the feel of the full field game, rather than the compacted six on six drills in a gymnasium.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
The summer of my junior year at Syracuse University, I worked my butt off on just squaring up and playing solid defense. I would go to the Snowden Ave Park in the African American section of Ossining, a village that bordered my hometown, to play basketball. I’d try and match up with the better offensive players and work on my defense.
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from William Smith Athletics
The 18th-ranked William Smith College lacrosse team earned its first win of the season today with a 10-7 victory over Brockport at Lake Lytal Park. The Herons improve to 1-1 overall, while the Golden Eagles slip to 0-1. Sophomore Kathryn Gillan netted her first career hat trick to lead William Smith’s offense, while classmate Lucy Johnson totaled two goals and an assist and senior Molly Fitzgerald added three helpers.
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from the Big East
Stephen Keogh and Matt Tierney of Syracuse led the Orange to a 15-12 win against No. 11/11 Georgetown on March 13. The game marked the inaugural BIG EAST contest for Syracuse. Keogh was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after a five-goal effort, while Tierney earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors.
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from Hartwick Athletics
Hartwick's Ryan Twardowski (Emmaus, PA/S. Lehigh) was named Empire 8 Conference Goalie of the Week on Monday following the Hawks' 9-6 win over Scranton on Saturday.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Junior Tee Ladouceur has been named to the BIG EAST women’s lacrosse weekly honor roll on Monday, Mar. 15 for her performance in Syracuse’s 19-7 victory against Vermont. It is Ladouceur’s first career appearance on the conference honor roll.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Kayla Best has been selected America East Conference Player of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, March 15 by the conference office. Ashley Ross was chosen conference defensive player of the week.
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from Hartwick Athletics
Hartwick College fell on the road on Monday 11-10 to Farmingdale State in a makeup game rescheduled from Feb. 27th. The Hawks outshot the Rams in every period and finished with a total margin of 48-29, but ultimately could not overcome a 6-2 first half deficit. The loss drops the Hawks' overall mark this season to 2-2. Farmingdale improves to 3-1.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Sports films have graced movie screens and televisions for years, but none have been about lacrosse. Things are about to change. "Crooked Arrows" is the first feature film about the game. If you liked "Remember the Titans" or "Mighty Ducks," consider "Crooked Arrows" a must-see film. It's slated to hit theaters in 2011.
Monday, March 15, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from JustLacrosse
Well, the results of the first few weeks makes it obvious we are in for an exciting season. The old cliche that anyone can beat anyone else in any given game was never more apparent in college lacrosse. Virginia is now a unanimous #1, followed by Syracuse, North Carolina, and Princeton. Maryland cracks the top five, filling the vacuum left by the Irish. This week's top moves have to be Stony Brook and Lafayette not only joining the Top 20, but landing at #14 and #15, respectively.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Rachel Friedman ‘13 scored four goals in her first game as a Continental to lead No. 4 Hamilton College to a 21-12 win over host SUNY Oneonta in a non-league game played in Oneonta, N.Y. on March 14. Liz Rave ‘10 and Hilary Saverin ‘10 scored three goals a piece. Sarah Bray ‘11 and Kate Otley ‘12, Anne Graveley ‘11 and Audrey Nebergall ‘11 all scored two goals for the Continentals. Bray and Kriti Dave ‘11 each tallied a team-high two assists.
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from Albany Athletics
Kayla Best (Guilderland) scored four of her five goals in the second half and Christine Grueniger added a career-high six points in leading UAlbany to its third straight win with a 17-4 non-conference victory over Canisius on Sunday, March 14 at John Fallon Field. UAlbany (3-1) led 5-3 at halftime, but then exploded with 12 unanswered to take control. Best, a senior midfielder, scored four consecutive times in a span of five-plus minutes to ignite that run.
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from SUNY Oswego Athletics
The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team is heading into the 2010 season with confidence. The 2009 season resulted in many close games for the Lakers who finished the season one game above .500 and this year’s squad is using that as a learning experience. “We plan on competing stronger with the teams that we played and lost to by a few goals,” said coach Ostrander. The Lakers look to win those close games this season and improve on an already winning record.
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from The Ithaca Journal
In the wake of Saturday's lopsided 12-4 men's lacrosse loss to No. 1 Virginia, Cornell's captains and coaches all mentioned the phrase "measuring stick" at some point. The message was clear: the 2010 Big Red, young and inexperienced and lacking consistent midfield scoring punch, has a long road ahead if it is to capture an eighth straight Ivy League championship. That journey begins Saturday against No. 17 Yale (4-0).
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
Lost in the barrage of goals scored during the Syracuse lacrosse team's 15-12 victory over Georgetown on Saturday in the Carrier Dome was the effort of the Orange short stick defensive midfielders. The unit was facing one of the nation's biggest midfields and was without a critical asset in sophomore Kevin Drew, who is out indefinitely with a collarbone injury.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
My decision to pick up the game again, all started with a casual conversation [with] John Desko while I was working the SU lacrosse camp in the summer of 1986. While driving a group of us from the field to the dorms, John asked me out of the blue, “why . . . didn’t you try out for the 86 World Team, you would have had a good chance of making it?” The question shocked me and planted an idea in my mind—try out for the 90 team four years later.
Sunday, March 14, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Nate Delone (Rush-Henrietta) had four goals to lead host Monroe Community College over Nassau Community College, 7-5, in men's lacrosse. Ian Nash (Irondequoit), John Neri (Rush-Henrietta), Eric Horeth (Webster Schroeder), Alex Gray (Aquinas) and Rem Fox (Webster Thomas) keyed the defense for the Tribunes (2-0). Nassau (3-1) entered the game ranked second in the NJCAA poll.
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from Cornell Athletics
No. 1 Virginia proved its lofty ranking, winning all facets of the game in topping No. 8 Cornell 12-4 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The loss is the Big Red's first after opening the year 4-0, while the Cavaliers improved to 6-0 with the victory. Cornell's four goals tied for the fewest scored in a game by the Big Red under head coach Jeff Tambroni and the largest margin of defeat in a home game since losing to Princeton 15-5 in 1998.
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard
The reason is Title IX, or gender-equity ammendment mandating that if a college wants to maintain its federal funding it must offer athletic scholarships based on the proportion of male and female students enrolled. It is basically impossible for a college that fields a Division I-A football team and its 85 scholarships to be in compliance.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The second-ranked Orange (3-1, 1-0) got five points each from juniors Stephen Keogh and Josh Amidon on its way to a 15-12 win versus No. 11 Georgetown (2-2, 1-1) in its inaugural BIG EAST Conference game on Saturday, March 13 at the Carrier Dome. Keogh tied his career high with five goals and Amidon registered a personal-best four goals and one assist. For Keogh, it was the 12th time in his career that he scored at least three goals in a game and the performance extended his point-scoring streak to 26 games.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
[Josh] Amidon, a Tewaaraton Trophy candidate, scored a career-high four goals and five points to spark the No. 2 Orange to a hard-fought 15-12 victory over stubborn No. 11 Georgetown before a season-high crowd of 6,108 in the Carrier Dome. His goals, each on the left-handed laser opposing goalies have dreaded for the last two-plus seasons, came in a 28-minute stretch that began late in the second quarter and extended to midway through the fourth.
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard
It was way too easy. Still, the howls and yelps coming out of the University of Virginia locker room after its 12-4 beatdown of Cornell on Saturday suggested that this particular victory carried a little something-something extra.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
I am an avid goal setter and by my senior year at SU I set my sites on becoming a public school teacher and lacrosse coach in a district where I could have an impact on young African American men who have been an endangered species on college campuses for years.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Sophomore Adam Paranka (Denver, Colo.) scored his only goal of the game with 1:04 remaining in overtime to give the Air Force lacrosse team an 8-7 victory over service academy rival Army Saturday afternoon at Falcon Stadium. With their first win of the season, the Falcons improve to 1-3 overall, while the Black Knights fall to 1-4 on the year.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Henry Burchenal scored two goals and assisted on four others to lead Hamilton College to an 8-7 win Saturday against Utica College in a non-league men’s lacrosse game at Steuben Field.
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from Canisius Athletics
A five-goal run in the second half led Denver to a 10-5 victory over the Canisius College men's lacrosse team on Saturday night. The Pioneers improve to 3-3 on the season with the win, while the Griffs drop to 0-3.
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from the Danbury NewsTimes
The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team remained undefeated after Saturday's 8-3 non-conference victory over Western Connecticut State University at Wachenheim Field. The 20th-ranked Thoroughbreds improve to 3-0, while the Colonials fall to 1-3.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
"It is a little embarrassing," Rochester coach Paul Gait said. "This is my first experience that a home crowd has booed my team off the field. It is a wake-up call that maybe it's time for some changes."
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from Inside Lacrosse
There is a brewing rivalry between the two Northeast cities that’s getting hotter and hotter. No longer is it a gauge to see where teams are when Baltimore and Philadelphia-area teams meet. Now it seems to mean a little more.
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from Nazareth Athletics
Junior Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar (Orchard Park) tallied three goals to lead 16th-ranked Nazareth to a 14-2 non-conference victory over Oswego in a men's lacrosse game Saturday afternoon. Seniors Mike Cummings (Elmira Notre Dame) and Kurt Detwiler (Webster-Thomas) and sophomore C.J. Estes each added two goals apiece.
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT men's lacrosse team evened their record to 2-2 with a convincing 21-3 win over Keuka College (1-1) in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers broke the game open with a 9-0 run late in the first quarter and the second quarter for their second straight win.
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from Binghamton Athletics
Senior attack Jeff Rurey (Vestal) and freshman attack Matt Springer (Hamburg) each scored a game-high four goals and senior midfielder Steve Carlson (Penn Yan) added three goals, leading Binghamton (2-4) to a 15-9 win at Marist (3-1) on Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Bearcats.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior midfielder Rebekah Elmer (West Genesee) scored three goals to lead the Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team to a 12-1 win over Wagner on Saturday afternoon at Earl Hadley Stadium. Le Moyne, which tied the program’s record for fewest goals allowed in a game (Regis during 2000 season), scored three goals in a two-minute-and-16-second span early in the first half to get on the scoreboard. Senior Jackie Lundblad (Marcellus) scored the first goal at the 22:29 mark off an assist from freshman Gabrielle Kamide (Carthage). Elmer tallied her first goal 46 seconds later off a feed from freshman Brenna Bauer (Brighton). Bauer capped the opening half’s scoring on a free-position shot with 20:13 left in the stanza.
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from Hobart Athletics
Hobart played 20th-ranked Bucknell even through the first two quarters, but the Bison outscored the Statesmen 4-1 in the pivotal third quarter en route to a 9-7 victory. Hobart dominated the faceoff X, but turnovers and penalties hampered the Statesmen's hopes for an upset.
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from Albany Athletics
Freshman attackman Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park) scored three goals, including one in the decisive third quarter, in leading Ohio State to an 11-6 victory over UAlbany on Saturday, March 13 at rain-soaked Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
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from Albany Athletics
Kayla Best (Guilderland) had a season-high five goals and Taylor Frink (Baldwinsville) added a career-best six points in leading UAlbany to an 18-2 non-league victory over Siena on Friday, March 12 at Siena Turf Field. The Great Danes have won all 13 meetings in the series.
Saturday, March 13, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine

Cornell is down two of its best close defensemen, but it’s almost impossible to tell. In a year where head coach Jeff Tambroni and his staff is busy rebuilding the Big Red’s midfield lines, defense has been at the forefront of a shaky but confidence-building 4-0 start. Despite all the attention drawn in 2009 by midfielders Max Seibald, John Glynn and Rocco Romero, and attackmen Rob Pannell and Ryan Hurley, it was defense that vaulted Cornell into the NCAA final four and national title game.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Through his 10 years as head coach at Cornell, it's been beyond difficult for Jeff Tambroni to convince a non-Ivy League men's lacrosse power not named Syracuse to play a regular season game in Ithaca. Tambroni offered effusive praise for Virginia coach and Brown alum Dom Starsia for agreeing to a four-year contract with the Big Red.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Saturday, March 13 marks the dawn of a new era for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team. The second-ranked Orange (2-1) will host No. 11 Georgetown (2-1) in its first BIG EAST Conference game at 2 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse built a long and storied history as one of the sport’s few independents before joining the BIG EAST for the league's inaugural season.
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from Le Moyne Athletics

Junior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored four goals and dished out an assist to lead second-ranked Le Moyne to a 21-7 win over Catawba on Friday morning in non-conference men’s lacrosse action at Jesuit High School. Chadderdon, who was named the Northeast-10 Conference player of the week after scoring five goals in Sunday’s 8-6 win over Limestone, registered his eighth career game with at least four points.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

All along, coaches and players on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team maintained that, win or lose, the Virginia game would be a learning experience. We now know that the Orange lost the game (11-10) and its No. 1 ranking six days ago in Charlottesville. But what did the team learn as it prepares to face No. 11 Georgetown (2-1) at 2 p.m. today (ESPNU) in the Carrier Dome?
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from LaxPower

The 10th-ranked Geneseo Blue Knights (3-0) scored 14 straight goals through the first, second, and third quarters and defeated the #21 Ithaca (0-3) men's lacrosse team 17-7 Friday afternoon in a neutral site game at Murphy Field on the campus of Onondaga Community College.
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from The Palladium Times

The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team hopes that its young stars become veteran leaders as the team enters its second season under Coach Brandi Ostrander. The Lakers are scheduled to open their season Tuesday against 14th-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology in San Antonio, the first of two games on Oswego State’s spring-break trip. The Lakers’ home opener is set for 4 p.m. March 23 against Hartwick.
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from The Palladium Times

The Oswego Lacrosse Club will hold sign-ups for the summer program from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Laker Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus. Boys and girls in grades 1-8 are encouraged to join the program. Both boys and girls will play in the Upstate Lacrosse League (ULA). All players who sign up this weekend will receive a free lacrosse ball. For more information, contact Katie Yurkon at 342-5826 or see the club’s Web site at www.oswegolacrosse.org.
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from Canisius Athletics

The Canisius College men's lacrosse team is back in action on Saturday, playing at Denver. The two schools will meet for the first time with the game slotted to begin at 9 p.m. ET. Here are the Game Notes:
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from WGRZ

Former Hamburg lacrosse star Joe Resetarits had a brief homecoming with his SUNY Albany lacrosse team. For Joe it was his first chance to practice on Hamburg's new field. Albany stopped to practice at Joe's old stomping grounds, Hamburg High School before heading to Ohio State for a game with the Buckeyes. That game will feature of matchup of two former WNY star lacrosse players, Resetarits and former Orchard Park star Jeff Tundo who is in his freshman season with the Buckeyes.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Two weeks is a long time to sit on a dud of a defeat, but the Rochester Knighthawks have been confronted with that scenario ever since their head-scratching 12-11 overtime loss to Edmonton on Feb. 27th. "That was a really tough one, but we have to learn from it," said Irondequoit's Joe Walters, one of the Knighthawks' transition defenders.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The National Hockey League lockout altered the careers of many professional hockey players, forcing older players into retirement and sending others overseas or to the American Hockey League. The situation was no different for Rochester Knighthawk Kevin Fines.
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from the Buffalo News

Buffalo Bandits coach Kilgour became the all-time leader in coaching wins in the National Lacrosse League when he won the 94th game of his career, an 11-10 overtime win over the Toronto Rock before 8,567 in the Air Canada Centre on Friday night.
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from Hobart Athletics

Thirty years ago today, the Hobart lacrosse team defeated Salisbury State 22-12 to open the 1980 season. Ten weeks later, the Statesmen hoisted the inaugural NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship Trophy. On May 1, 2010, the Statesmen Athletic Association will bestow the title of Hobart Team of Distinction on the 1980 lacrosse team. They will be recognized prior to the start of the Hobart-Air Force lacrosse game at 7 p.m.
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from Dr. Fred Opie

There’s been talk over the years about Syracuse Lacrosse players not being serious student athletes and questions about the program’s graduation rate. I don’t know the stats, but I can share my own academic story as a SU lacrosse alum, college professor, published author, and a person with ADD.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Joe Walters, Matt Alrich, Sean Morris, and Lewis Ratcliff are the most recent stars to jump on board with the LXM Pro Tour for 2010. The next event is April 10 in Austin, Texas, with Carolina Liar as the headlining band. The list for players at that event includes Steven Brooks and Kyle Harrison. This latest foursome won't be in Austin due to NLL commitments, so look for the next batch of LXM signings on InsideLacrosse.com next week.
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from Hamilton Athletics

This is the 17th installment in a series of interviews with Hamilton College student-athletes. Rob Dickson '10 is a captain and three-year letter winner on the men's lacrosse team. Rob became a full-time starter on defense as a junior, and earned Liberty League all-league honorable mention recognition after the season. Rob leads the Continentals into the season-opener at home against Utica College on Saturday, March 13.
Friday, March 12, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from The Cornell Daily Sun

Already proving itself early in the season, the Red will prove a tough opponent tomorrow afternoon, when No.1 Virginia heads on the road to face No. 8 Cornell. Coming to Ithaca for the first time in 36 years, the Cavaliers are looking to avenge their 15-6 loss to the Red in last season’s NCAA tournament semifinal round.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

The inaugural Big East men’s lacrosse season is upon us. If you are wondering what to make of it, you have company. "We’re still trying to figure out what that is," Syracuse coach John Desko said the other day as his team prepared to face Georgetown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Carrier Dome in an annual rivalry that from now on will have "Big East" preceding it. "I’m talking to the kids about it, that it may bring a little more from the Georgetown end as far as talking about the conference."
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from adidas/Level 2 Sports

With Team Rochester winning the adidas National Lacrosse Classic the last two years, and going on to win the Brogan Cup this past January, more Upstate players will be able to participate in this event in 2010 with the addition of Syracuse to the list of regional teams. This brings the number of teams to twenty for the 2010 tournament to be played July 5-9 in Germantown, Maryland. New to the 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic will the addition of an All-Star Game. Players will be selected by college coaches to 2 teams.

Tournament Flyer | Syracuse Tryouts | '10 Brogan Cup recap
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from The Ithaca Journal

Virginia's lacrosse team will not have forgotten what happens when Cornell's six defensemen and goalie form a potent wall of defense, the sum considerably stronger than its parts. That was how the Big Red overcame the Cavaliers' advantage in the categories of sheer athleticism, overall talent and play-making ability last May at Gillette Stadium. The final score, 15-6, was as stunning as it was thorough.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Ticket sales for next week's men's lacrosse game between Johns Hopkins and Syracuse (Saturday, March 20 • 8 pm • ESPNU) at Homewood Field have picked up significantly in the last 10 days and officials at Johns Hopkins are encouraging fans to purchase tickets in advance. This will be the first time the Blue Jays and Orange have played a prime time game at Homewood Field and interest in the game has pushed advanced sales in recent days.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Kyle Denhoff (Penfield) scored the winner 12 seconds into overtime to lift St. John Fisher to a 10-9 victory over Lycoming Wednesday in men's lacrosse in Williamsport, Pa. Denhoff finished with three goals and one assist for the Cardinals (3-0). Fisher led 9-3 early in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors (2-2) answered with a six-goal run to send the game into overtime.
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from The Bona Venture

The Bonnies (0-3) play Robert Morris (1-2) today at 2 p.m. at Gannon University in Erie, Pa. The game was moved to Erie from Olean due to snow blanketing McGraw-Jennings Field. The Colonials defeated the Bonnies 15-12 in the team's season opener last year. Coach Christy Malone said the Bonnies need to start games faster and play more consistently in every aspect in order to be more competitive.
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from NLL Insider

Inside Lacrosse checked in with Rochester Knighthawks forward John Grant, talking about playing with his idol Gary Gait, his comeback from major knee surgery, his thoughts on a couple guys to look for when Canada suits up in Manchester this coming summer, defending their gold garnered four years ago in London, and the battle between Canada’s Geoff Snider and the American’s Alex Smith at the dot in England. (Video 3:15)
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from NLL Insider

After a five-goal performance against the Buffalo Bandits, one in which he got knocked around and checked into the floor against any Buffalo defender that got within a couple feet of him, Casey Powell pushes past Jeff Zywicki to take the first spot in Insider’s Three Star Leaderboard.
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from the Baltimore Sun

United States college lacrosse teams don't have to travel far anymore to find Canadian lacrosse players because the Canadians are finding them. Take Johns Hopkins freshman midfielder Zach Palmer, for example. Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala discovered Palmer on a three-minute highlight film Palmer sent Pietramala a little more than a year ago.
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from Cornell Athletics

The No. 8 Big Red men’s lacrosse team plays host to No. 1 Virginia Saturday at noon. Cornell is riding a four-game winning streak to start the season, while Virginia is off to a 5-0 start. Both teams are coming off dominating midweek victories, with the Big Red defeating Binghamton, 19-4 and the Cavaliers taking down instate rival VMI, 20-6.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Jack Davis wanted to be in goal for Georgetown’s season opener, but a herniated disc in his back had cost the senior goalie the chance to compete at full strength for the starting job in the fall and preseason. “The style of play that I was taught, with moving toward the ball and constantly exploding, requires you to be nimble and flexible,” said Davis, who started all 14 games for the Hoyas in 2009. “Having a stiff back and a lot of pain made it tough to play effectively. I hurt it last year. It limited how I wanted to play.”
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from The Daily Star

Justin Eisenschmidt, 20, a junior from Glens Falls, said McIntosh took a bold step in revealing his sexuality to teammates, who are strangers compared to friendships molded during high school athletics. McIntosh’s decision to be honest with his team is ``the mark of a good leader,’’ Eisenschmidt said, and his frankness may help pave the way for others with similar issues.
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from Dr. Fred Opie

Many thanks to my friend and guest blogger Aaron Jones your stories help generate some reflections I want to share over the next several days. Aaron and I first met in the fall of 1983—my first semester at Syracuse as a Junior College transfer and his freshmen year at Cornell.
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from Inside Lacrosse

AU trailed 10-3 after three quarters but outscored Misericordia 8-1 in the fourth to take the game to sudden death overtime, where senior attack Mike Russo (Cicero-North Syracuse) netted the gamewinner. With the win, AU improves to 1-1 on the season, while Misericordia falls to 0-2.
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from LaxLessons.com

As has been well-documented, Yorktown will have a new look on defense this season. That defense will be anchored by a first-year starter in goal, Trinity College-bound senior Derek Koelsch.
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from Albany Athletics

Thomson, a 26-year-old native of Stoney Creek, Ontario, is UAlbany's all-time scoring leader with 244 points (188 goals, 56 assists) and ranks first in career goals. He was named to the USILA All-America third team as a senior when he led the Great Danes to the 2007 NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. Thomson was voted to the All-America East Conference squad four times, including a pair of first-team selections.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Defending boys’ champion Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Md.) and last year’s girls’ runner-up Stars Gold (Va.) headline the fields in the second annual US Lacrosse U-15 National Championships. This year’s event will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., from July 17-22, 2010 and will be a part of the ESPN RISE Games, presented by Target.
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from ESPN

Sid (NY): What was the mood of the team after Sunday's loss?

Joel White (Syracuse): It is so early in the season, there really isnt time for us to be in any kind of mood after the virginia game, we just have to take what we can away from the game, and look toward next weeks game and try not to make the same mistakes twice.. we are going to be learning this entire season, so getting better everyday is what we are looking to do
Thursday, March 11, 2010 Share 10:45AM
from Cortland Athletics

Junior Shawn Zordani (Littleton, CO/Heritage) scored with three minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and nationally fourth-ranked Salisbury held on for a 12-11 win versus fifth-ranked Cortland Wednesday afternoon. The Red Dragons fell to 1-2 with the loss, their second in five days to a top-five team, while the Gulls improved to 5-0.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

Starting close defender John Lade suffered a hamstring injury just days before the team’s Feb. 19 season-opening victory over Denver and has missed three games. Junior Tom Guadagnolo, the team’s fourth close defender last season and a strong candidate for a starting role this season, was stricken by appendicitis the same week Lade went down and saw his first significant action Sunday at Virginia.
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from Brockport Athletics

Senior Adam Drypolcher (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored three goals and junior Andy Hilton (Gates-Chili) added two goals and two assists to give The College at Brockport Men’s Lacrosse team a 9-7 victory over Clarkson University Wednesday afternoon in Potsdam.
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from The Cornell Daily Sun

The weather in Ithaca cooperated just in time for the start of Ivy League competition on Cornell’s turf. In its first conference game of the season, yesterday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field, the women’s lacrosse team (2-2, 1-0 Ivy) defeated Columbia (2-1, 0-1 Ivy), 9-7, with the help of a six-goal outburst from sophomore attacker Jessi Steinberg.
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from Canisius Athletics

"I thought we showed good poise down the stretch today," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "We responded well from a bad first 20 minutes to earn this victory. It is nice to see your team get 43 shots off but we need to work on quality and not quantity. I thought their goalie played really well today and did a good job of keeping them in the game. We are slowly moving in the right direction."
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from Inside Lacrosse

You can read about the whole game on my live blog (thank goodness for verizon cards at stadiums where the internet doesn't exist unless you bring it yourself), but the thing I took the most out of was how good Le Moyne's defense and Matt Chadderdon (Auburn) are - I spoke with coach [Dan] Sheehan about it after the game, but I've never seen a unit stay so patient in its own end and force an offense to bend to its will. Chadderdon took over the game in the second quarter and Sheehan was (rightfully, from what I saw) touting him as a potential Player of the Year candidate.
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from The Ithaca Journal

The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team fell to 0-2 to open the season after an 11-2 loss to Union on Wednesday. The Bombers trailed by five goals when Andrew Bruce scored Ithaca's first goal with 6:46 left in the second quarter on a Brendan Donelan assist. Tom Mongelli accounted for Ithaca's other goal off a Michael Edwards third-quarter feed.
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from Cortland Athletics

Cortland freshman Mike Kaminski (Sayville) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men’s lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the week ending March 7.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Mercyhurst Athletics

Two players from the third-ranked Mercyhurst College men’s lacrosse earned conference honors Monday evening, as freshman Brian Scheetz (Canandaigua) was named East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week and junior Zach Nash (Irondiquoit) was named ECC Goalkeeper of the Week.
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from The Daily Orange

. . . Daniello is finally gaining some much deserved recognition. The Orange attack was voted a team captain by his teammates in the preseason and has emerged as one of SU’s biggest offensive threats, leading the team in both goals (7) and points (11) this season. He’s no longer stuck behind the likes of former Syracuse stars Kenny Nims and Mike Leveille. And the Cross River, N.Y., native appears ready to go.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Dom Starsia: "Today I thought he showed indications in the cage of what we haven’t seen . . . that is, he really stopped the ball on us a couple of time. I thought we had a couple of chances to perhaps bury that game, and Galloway stoned us a couple times and kept that from happening."
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from pressofAtlanticCity.com

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association - the state's governing body for 434 high schools - has developed a set of guidelines on how to deal with concussions and other head injuries through its Medical Advisory Committee. The NJSIAA's Executive Committee will vote on the proposal next month and is expected to approve the measures for the 2010-2011 school year.
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from ILTV

Lacrosse star Mikey Powell (Carthage) talks to IL at the Face-Off Classic. (1:40)
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from ILTV

Maryland attackman Grant Catalino (Webster-Schroeder) talks about his winning goal in overtime. (1:02)
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from Inside Lacrosse

Just a few days after announcing new details about the next stop in the LXM Pro Tour, LXM has announced that seven players have signed on to play in the April 10 event at the St. Stephen's St. Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. Steven Brooks, Sean Lindsey, Brandon Corp, Tom Garvey, Graham Gill, Mike Watson and Kyle Harrison will play in the professional showcase game, which will take place following the Lone Star Showdown, in which MCLA rivals Texas and Texas A&M will face off.
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from Cornell Athletics

The No. 8 Cornell men’s lacrosse team rebounded from a slow start to defeat Binghamton, 19-4, this evening at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y. After leading by just one-goal at the end of the first stanza, the Big Red rattled off four straight goals en route to outscoring the Bearcats, 16-2, over the final three quarters.

report from Binghamton Athletics
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from PressConnects.com

"We got away from our game plan and we have to give our goalie better looks," Binghamton coach Ed Stephenson said. "A 3-yard shot, a 6-yard shot, or a 10-yard shot with room and time, they're unacceptable. We have to start playing defense." Cornell peppered 51 shots at or around Binghamton's cage, and an unusually high number came from in tight. The 19 goals were largely not the fault of junior goalie Dan Salozzo, who made 12 saves and was harassed by white jerseys on his crease throughout the final three quarters.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com

Drew was injured in the first quarter of the game when he raced into the Virginia box in transition, saw no one come out to cover him and continued to the goal, shooting just wide. UVA senior close defender Ryan Nizolek came over and flattened Drew just as he shot, a play Desko compared to a hockey hip check. It was a clean hit, but Nizolek drew a one-minute unsportsmanlike penalty for standing over the fallen player and saying something to him. SU scored two man-up goals during the unreleasable penalty.
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from the Northeast 10 Conference

Matt Chadderdon (Auburn) named Player of the Week, and Jeff White (Canisius) was tapped as Goalkeeper of the Week for their play in Sunday's win over Limestone.
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from Albany Athletics

"We dominated the third quarter in terms of time of possession and shooting and had nothing to show for it," said UAlbany coach Scott Marr, whose team committed 22 turnovers in falling to 0-4 overall. "Any time you are struggling your margin for error is small. You can't do things that are going to get you beat in close ball games."
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from Inside Lacrosse

The Northwestern Wildcats remain on top of the poll and hold off the Maryland Terrapins, but UNC was able to move up to No. 3 to give the ACC two of the top three schools. Syracuse comes in at #7.
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from William Smith Athletics

Former William Smith College lacrosse player Jesse McKenna ’08, originally of Wenham, Mass., was recently named a 2010 recipient of the Sara’s Wish Foundation scholarship, given in the name of Sara Schewe to support safe and rewarding adventures for students when studying abroad. The scholarship will help McKenna fund her return trip to Tanzania, a country she traveled to following her graduation from William Smith.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Freshman Robert Church fired a shot past Scott Rodgers with 22 seconds remaining in overtime, as the unranked Drexel men's lacrosse team stunned No. 3-ranked Notre Dame, 7-6.
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from Hartwick Athletics

Hartwick's women's lacrosse team opens up its 2010 campaign on Wednesday when the Hawks host Wells College at Wright Stadium at 4 p.m. Third-year head coach Rachel Dell's group is young with no seniors, 11 underclassmen, and eight newcomers on the roster. The Hawks finished 2-13 last season but are a more talented and deeper squad that is hungry to improve upon last season's mark.
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from the Baltimore Sun

Navy senior long-stick midfielder Jaren Woeppel (West Genesee) and sophomore goalkeeper R.J. Wickham (Penn Yan) were named the defensive player and goalie of the week by the Patriot League Tuesday.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

The Rochester Knighthawks host the Orlando Titans at 7:35PM at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, March 13th. The theme of the game is “Irish Night,” as the organization participates in the afternoon parade and at night features Irish music. The game, sponsored by IKON Office Solutions, will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and thezone941.com. Fans can also catch all the action on the NLL.com.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Utica college and Scranton.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Share 10:30AM
from JustLacrosse

The weekend was filled with one and two goal victories (and losses) which meant seemingly harsh treatment for some teams in the poll. As might as have been expected, Virginia is our new #1 after their 11-10 victory over Syracuse on Sunday. The Cavaliers received all eleven first place votes to claim the top spot this week. Syracuse slips to #2, followed by five teams who put one in the win column this weekend.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Senior Halley Quillinan became the fourth player in school history to record 200 career points in No. 7 Syracuse's 19-7 victory against Vermont on Monday, March 8 in Jacksonville, Fla. Quillinan had three goals to give her 201 career points, which ranks fourth on Syracuse’s all-time scoring list.
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from Cornell Athletics

The No. 8 Big Red men’s lacrosse team plays host to instate rival Binghamton as it welcomes the Bearcats to Schoellkopf Field on Tuesday, March 9 at 4 p.m. Cornell is coming off a thrilling overtime win over Army on Saturday, improving to 3-0 on the season. Binghamton fell to 1-3 on Saturday after dropping a 12-7 decision to Drexel.
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from Syracuse.com

MVP Health Care hosts a free youth lacrosse clinic with lacrosse legend Gary Gait, coach of Syracuse University's women's lacrosse team, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 21 at CNY Family Sports Center, 7201 Jones Road, Syracuse. Pre-registration is required at www.mvpkidpower.com
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

“I remember thinking we hadn’t even had the ball," Desko recalled. "And the reason for that was they (UVA) did a tremendous job on the faceoff. It gave them all those possessions and kept the pressure on our defense. We played a lot of defense."
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard

Like others watching the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Cornell senior midfielder Austin Boykin was struck by the strange, pre-race ritual of American speedskating star Apolo Anton Ono. Before taking his place at the start line, Ono could be seen engaging in a lion-like yawn.
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from Cornell Athletics

Cornell senior Ryan Hurley has won the first Ivy League Player of the Week honor of the season for the Big Red, sharing the award with Yale's Matt Gibson. Hurley was instrumental to the Cornell offense as the Big Red picked up a pair of wins over Canisius (9-6) and Army (12-11 in OT) to 3-0 on the season.
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from LaxPower

Grant Catalino (Webster-Schroeder) had a career-best five goals, including the game-winner, one assist, and four groundballs in the No. 7 Terrapins' 11-10 overtime victory over No. 9 Duke at the Face-Off Classic. The Webster, N.Y., native tallied his first career overtime goal at the 1:50 mark. With his second goal of the game, he reached the 100-point mark and now has 104 points on 62 goals and 42 assists. Catalino was also a key component in Maryland's defensive presence with his four groundballs and a caused turnover.
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from Albany Athletics

University at Albany's Christine Grueniger has been chosen America East Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced today by the conference office. She also won the weekly defensive award last April.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Senior attackman Chris Daniello was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, March 8 for his performance in SU’s 11-10 loss at Virginia Sunday. Daniello tallied a career-high five points, including a personal-best three assists, against the Cavaliers.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Grant Catalino (Webster-Schroeder), PJ Wickham (Penn Yan), and Cornell's Austin Boykin make the team.
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from Inside Lacrosse

John Galloway is not a top-flight netminder.
Fiction: Entering 2010 the best goalie discussion centered on Scott Rodgers (Notre Dame) and Tyler Fiorito (Princeton). Not anymore. With a season save percentage of 65% and a dazzling 18-save performance against Virginia, the Syracuse junior has once again shown why he deserves to be mentioned as one of the nation's best goalies.
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from Colgate Athletics

Meghan Lawler (Liverpool) tallied a six-point performance and Katie Sullivan (Cockeysville, Md.) notched a career-high four points, but in the end it wasn’t enough as 19th-ranked New Hampshire topped Colgate 16-11 in women’s lacrosse action, Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

John Grant, Dan Dawson, Brodie Merrill, Geoff Snider, Gavin Prout, Shawn Williams, Mark Steenhuis and Jordan Hall are among the established pro stars who will push the ball up the field and attack for Canada in Manchester.
Monday, March 8, 2010 Share 2:00PM
from the ECAC

Mario Ventiquattro (Carthage) was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his career-high four goals in the Buckeyes’ overtime win against Penn State Saturday.

ECAC Defensive Player of the Week, Max Silberlicht (New Hartford), earned his first win of the season with a 13-save performance at Colgate.
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from Harvard Athletics

Freshman Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) was named to the WomensLacrosse.com honor roll for her performance in last week’s season opening victory over Massachusetts. The rookie attacker scored four goals and contributed one assists in Harvard’s season opening 10-8 win over Massachusetts. VanderMeulen put four of her five shots in the net and was a perfect 2-for-2 in free position goals. She won two draw controls, picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover in her collegiate debut.
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from Dr. Fred Opie's Lacrosse Memoirs

Last week I started talking about my introduction to lacrosse in my Nassau County community of Hempstead, New York, a predominately African American suburban community with a urban feel to it. Hempstead had a successful program under Coach Al Londy which for some unknown reason went defunct but not before sending attackman James Ford onto Rutgers where he earned All American honors.
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from the Baltimore Sun

"We don’t want to be the kings of March, we want to be the kings of May," Starsia said Monday. "But these are the kind of games that test you a little bit, and we certainly have still got things we need to work on. But they also hearten you a little bit. … As your team continues to grow, these are the kind of experiences that make it meaningful for everybody."
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from LaxPower

US Lacrosse released the list of 24 individuals that are to be included as finalists on the 2010 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Men's and Women's Top-12 Final Ballots. It is from these ballots that the respective National Lacrosse Hall of Fame voting committees will select the 2010 induction class. US Lacrosse will announce the inductees over Memorial Day weekend.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

It has happened so many times — the most recent and perhaps most memorable in last season’s national championship game — that nobody should be surprised when they witness it. Virginia coach Dom Starsia certainly wasn’t. Nor was SU head coach John Desko.

Wait a minute. The No. 1 Syracuse lacrosse team scored one — repeat, one — even-strength goal against No. 2 Virginia’s defense in the first three quarters of an 11-10 loss before a crowd of 7,501 on a glorious 60-degree Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium. It trailed 10-6 with 13:46 to play and had only junior goaltender John Galloway and his 18 marvelous saves standing in the way of a rout.

JustLacrosse photos | Post-Standard photos
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from The Daily Orange

Desko attributed part of the early faceoff struggles to a different style of officiating. "All officials in different areas officiate differently," Desko said. "And they were letting the guys roll through. Our guys hadn't been used to it in the first couple of games. They were holding us back a little bit. Not to say (Virginia's faceoff men) aren't terrific faceoff guys. They are, but the whole timing set us off."
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from The Daily Orange

"When we did get the ball, we threw some turnovers away," Keogh said. "We shot pretty poorly. We didn't change the plan at all, and they just kept playing strong. They're a great team and they showed it today."
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from UConn Athletics

Behind a program tying best seven goals from sophomore M.E. Lapham (Cazenovia), the University of Connecticut lacrosse team (4-1) made it four-in-a-row at Binghamton on Sunday. The Huskies defeated the Bearcats 18-12 in the first-ever lacrosse meeting between the two teams at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
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from The Daily Orange

#6 Syracuse (2-1) has had a long week of practice to reflect on its loss to #12 Virginia. The Orange will look to right the ship against Vermont (0-1) Monday. The game presents an ideal opportunity for SU to revert to its dominant way as the Catamounts were beat by Dartmouth, 22-2, on March 3.
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from The Daily Orange

"I definitely could not have predicted it would be a day like today," Rahmel said. "I knew I would have to play better and take more control of the offense with Shamel being down on the attack. But I didn't think it would go like that."
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from SportsFive.net

A scholarship fund was established in the memory of Jeff Milano-Johnson, the 14 year old varsity lacrosse high school freshman who died while practicing for a lacrosse game in 2007. The JMJ Fund underwrites the annual scholarship for a Boy's or Girl's lacrosse player from Section V who possesses passion and talents similar to Jeff.
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from The Palladium Times

The Lacrosse Club of Mexico will hold registration from 10 a.m. until noon March 13, March 20, and March 27 at the Mexico High School gym lobby. The cost includes insurance through U.S. Lacrosse, summer league games starting June 19, and summer tournaments throughout upstate New York. The club is for girls who in this school year were in grades K-11 in the Mexico community, but is also open for girls in the APW and Pulaski school districts.
Sunday, March 7, 2010 Share 6:30PM
from Le Moyne Athletics

Junior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn) scored five goals to lead second-ranked Le Moyne College to an 8-6 win over fifth-ranked Limestone on Sunday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Severna Park High School. The Dolphins opened the game by scoring the first five goals. Junior attackman Jack Harmatuk (Christian Brothers Academy) scored the first goal from the right side of the goal off a feed from classmate Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville).
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from Syracuse Athletics

The top-ranked Orange (2-1) staged a late rally, but couldn’t overcome a 7-0 run by No. 2 Virginia (4-0) and lost to the Cavaliers, 11-10, on Sunday, March 7 in front of 7,501 fans at Klöckner Stadium.
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from Oswego Athletics

Sophomore Andy Lever (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) recorded two goals and two assists to help lead the Oswego State men's lacrosse team to a 6-4 win over SUNY Maritime on Sunday afternoon in New York City. The Lakers scored the first three goals of the game, and never looked back en route to their first victory of the season improving to 1-1 overall. Oswego State goalie Judd Robinson (Sr., Guilderland, N.Y.) also had a big game in goal making 13 saves, including four in the fourth period. The Privateers fell to 1-2 on the season.
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from Stevenson Athletics

The No. 2-ranked Stevenson men's lacrosse scored six of the game's final seven goals, including two from senior Dave Cougler (Fulton), to blow open a one-goal game in the third quarter en route to an 11-5 victory over No. 16 Western New England Sunday at Caves Athletics Complex.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Let’s look at John Desko’s credentials as the head coach of the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team and figure out why he is still awaiting entrance to the sport’s Hall of Fame.

Here is a line-by-line look at the accomplishment criteria required to be eligible and where Desko stands:
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from St. Lawrence Athletics

The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team, ranked 19th in the national polls, used a six-goal second half to stun No. 8 Haverford by the score of 8-6 in the 2010 season opener at Manhasset High School in Long Island, NY on Saturday afternoon.

The victory gave St. Lawrence (1-0) redemption, as the Fords defeated the Saints 9-8 in overtime to begin the 2009 campaign. The loss was Haverford's first of the year and sent the team to 2-1.
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from Brockport Athletics

Senior Adam Drypolcher (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored four goals including the game-winner at the 2:17 mark of overtime to lead The College at Brockport Men’s Lacrosse team to an 11-10 victory over Alfred University in the season-opening game for the Golden Eagles in Alfred.

Senior Brad Cook (Vestal, NY/Vestal) scored a man-down goal early in the game to give Brockport (1-0) an early lead. The Golden Eagles held a 2-1 advantage at the end of the first quarter as freshman Jesse Elliott (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) scored his first collegiate goal.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Dom Starsia, the veteran head coach of the University of Virginia men’s lacrosse team, had the gall to suggest that today’s 1 p.m. showdown between his No. 2 Cavaliers (3-0) and the No. 1 Syracuse Orange (2-0) at Klockner Stadium on the UVA campus could be a defensive struggle.

"They’re a little bit of a work in progress at the midfield, and we’re a work in progress at attack," Starsia said. "This is not as likely to be as high scoring a game as it has been in the past."
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from Albany Athletics

Melanie Sosnowski scored a career-high eight goals and added two assists to lead UAlbany to a 24-2 win over Niagara in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Grant Catalino (Webster-Schroeder) was the hero of the day for Maryland. With 4 goals, and an assist that was a no brainer at the end of the third. However, when Duke’s Will Mckee scored a goal with just 13 seconds left in the 4th quarter, the Terps were sent into overtime. This is when Catalino stepped in. With under two minutes left, Brian Farrell rushed down the field, passing to Dean Hart who fed Catalino the ball. Catalino scored the game winner and ended overtime for the Terps with a final score of 11-10.
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from Mercy Athletics

The Mercy College women’s lacrosse team jumped out of the gate with two goals in the first two minutes of the game today and never looked back, beating Holy Family (Pa.) University 14-5 today in front of 55 fans at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Mercy raises its record to 2-0 in its inaugural season, while HFU falls to 0-1.
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from Cobleskill Athletics

The SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team dropped a hard hitting overtime decision to the College of Mount Saint Vincent on the Dolphins' home turf in the Bronx, NY on Saturday afternoon by a 9-8 margin. The loss drops the Fighting Tigers to 0-2 overall on the seasons while Mount Saint Vincent opens the campaign with a 1-0 mark.
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from Cornell Athletics

Senior Ryan Hurley became the fifth player in school history to score 100 career goals, but it was his 102nd that gave head coach Jeff Tambroni his 100th coaching victory with an overtime game-winner, keeping the Big Red unbeaten with a 12-11 overtime victory over Amry on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 3-0 with the win, while the Black Knights fell to 1-3.

story from Army Athletics
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from Hobart Athletics

The Hobart lacrosse team extended its winning streak to 24 games against Colgate with a 12-9 decision on the Raiders home field. Attackmen Chris Pedersen and Doug Shiver led the Statesmen with three goals apiece, while goalie Max Silberlicht recorded 13 saves.

story from Colgate Athletics
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Gettysburg survived a furious late-game rally from SUNY Cortland and the third-ranked Bullets and held on to beat the No. 1-ranked Red Dragons 7-5 Saturday afternoon at John J. Burns Park on Long Island to win the Supervisor's Trophy, presented by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto.
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from RPI Athletics

Senior midfielder Bryant Johnson scored with 7.7 seconds remaining and freshman James Manchester stopped a shot as the horn sounded as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team defeated Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), 13-12, in a non-league game at East Campus Stadium.
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from St. John Fisher Athletics

The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team jumped out to a 15-3 lead and never looked back, as the Cardinals cruised to 25-4 win over Milwaukee School of Engineering on Friday night at Johns Hopkins University.
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from Albany Athletics

Curtis Dickson exploded for a career-high eight goals in leading nationally-ranked Delaware to a 16-9 victory over UAlbany on Saturday, March 6 at Delaware Stadium. The Blue Hens, who were playing in their 22,000-seat football stadium for the first time since 1998, are No. 16 in the USILA coaches' poll and No. 17 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media rankings.
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from Uitca College Athletics

The Utica College men's lacrosse team dug itself out of a 7-1 first quarter hole, and outscored host Scranton 9-7 in the second half, but the deficit proved to be to great as the Pioneers lost 15-13 Saturday in their season opener.
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from Cornell Athletics

The Hofstra women's lacrosse team rallied in the second half and pulled out a 12-10 win over Cornell on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Pride improved to 3-2 with the win, while the Big Red slipped to 1-2 in dropping its home opener.
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from Hartwick Athletics

Skidmore (2-0) handed Hartwick's men's lacrosse team its first loss of the year on Saturday by a final score of 12-7. The Thoroughbreds led 3-0 after the first quarter and scored five of the first six goals of the day in the win. The Hawks, who opened the season on Thursday with a 15-5 win over Cobleskill, fall to 1-1 on the young season.
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from St. John Fisher Athletics

The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team dropped another heart-breaker in Friday, losing 13-12 to Mary Washington University in Orlando, Fla. On Wednesday, the Cardinals fell 12-10 in overtime to Roanoke.
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from William Smith Athletics

The 15th-ranked William Smith College lacrosse team fell to Nazareth College 18-10 this afternoon on McCooey Field. The season opener for both teams, the Golden Flyers improve to 1-0, while the Herons slip to 0-1. Junior Michelle Cook paced Nazareth with a game-high six points, totaling four goals and two assists, while seniors Nora Davis (4 goals) and Stephanie Cash (2 goals-2 assists) each notched four points.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

SU coach John Desko and UVA coach Dom Starsia decided two years [of the Faceoff Classic] was enough and renewed the home-and-home series last season in the Carrier Dome, where a crowd of 16,595 watched the Cavs’ thrilling 13-12 victory. Duke vs. Maryland has replaced SU-Virginia in the Classic, which will be played today in Baltimore, with Hopkins-Princeton remaining the second game.

"Dom Starsia and I two years ago decided not to go back to the Faceoff Classic just because I think a game like this means a lot to the communities," Desko said.
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from the Baltimore Sun

Maryland junior attackman Grant Catalino (Webster-Schroeder) . . . and Navy senior long-stick midfielder Jaren Woeppel (West Genesee)?
[Editor's note: UNC's Kristen Taylor (F-M)]
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from the North County Times [San Diego]

Branden was one of the popular kids at Torrey Pines High School, an MVP lacrosse player with his eyes on scholarships to East Coast colleges. Then he killed his friend in a drunken driving crash. Now, he lives behind barb wire with thieves and thugs.
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from SUNY Oswego Athletics

The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team kicked off its 2010 season with a 16-12 loss at Farmingdale State on Friday night. The Lakers trailed by one goal heading into the fourth quarter, but the Rams tallied three goals in two-minute span en route to the victory.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The Oregon lacrosse team matched it's program record for goals in a single game for the second straight contest in a 22-8 victory over St. Bonaventure on Sunday morning at Pape' Field. Oregon improves to 2-0 on the season and 3-0 all-time against the Bonnies. SBU falls to 1-0.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

"I think at this point of the year and with what our goals are, we have to treat this as a normal game," said Hank Janczyk, head coach of No. 3 Gettysburg, which will be taking on No. 1 Cortland in a rematch of the 2009 national championship game in Massapequa, N.Y.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Each Friday, your crack laxperts here at Lacrosse Magazine Online will try to handicap the upcoming weekend for the top 10 college games across all divisions. Follow here at laxmagazine.com all season long.
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from Varsity 845

Jeramie Collins walked into Kingston High on Thursday morning and began planning a boys' golf team meeting. A dream coaching job, Collins thought. Teach the kids golf etiquette and don't mess with their swings. By 10 a.m., Collins was the school's new boys' lacrosse coach. Kingston athletic director Glen Maisch informed Collins that his spring assignment was changing.
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from William Smith Athletics

The William Smith College lacrosse team will open the 2010 season this Sat., Mar. 6, when the Herons host Nazareth on McCooey Field at 2 p.m. William Smith began the year ranked 14th in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s (IWLCA) preseason poll, after posting an 11-4 overall record in 2009.
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from Syracuse Athletics

For the second year in a row, Syracuse (2-0) and Virginia (3-0) face off in a #1 vs. #2 showdown when they meet Sunday, March 7 at 1PM at Klöckner Stadium. The Orange maintained its position as the top-ranked squad in the USILA and NIKE/Inside Lacrosse [and CaseyPowellLacrosse.com / JustLacrosse.com] polls this week. The Cavaliers are currently #2 in [the 3] sets of rankings.

Fans can hear the action live on the radio home of the Orange - TK 99 (99.5 FM). Live streaming audio is available on SUathletics.com as part of Orange All-Access. In addition, the game will be carried live on ESPN360.com. There is no live television Sunday, however, ESPNU will broadcast the game on tape delay at 12:30 a.m. Monday, March 8.
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from Inside Lacrosse

The list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and are the early hopefuls for the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy. Watch list nominees are screened and selected by two Selection Committees. The Selection Committees are comprised of college coaches, one committee for the men and one committee for the women.
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from The Sabre.com

I’ve said it before on the message boards, and I’ll say it again here: If you are going to be in/around the Charlottesville area this Sunday, you don’t want to miss this game. Coach Dom Starsia asked me to pass on this message: “I do think we are going to have a great crowd. All I would say to any casual lacrosse fan or someone who is mildly curious: If you’ve heard a little bit about lacrosse and you’ve got some curiosity about it, this is the one to come to.”
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from Cornell Athletics

The Cornell women’s lacrosse team will have its first opportunity to play in front of the home fans when it plays host to Hofstra on Saturday, March 6 at 12 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field. The game is the first of a doubleheader that will also feature the men’s lacrosse team against Army at 3PM
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from Dr. Fred Opie's 'A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir'

By the spring of 1975, Coach Al Hodish organized a team to compete throughout long island against other communities. The towns that surround Hempstead were both largely white and lacrosse power houses such as Garden City, Lynbrook, Elmont, Baldwin, Sewanhaka, Levitt Town Division, Manhasset, and many others. In those communities kids began playing lacrosse as early as the age of five.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Union-Endicott senior Danielle Mastro announced on Friday that she will be attending Brown University, where she will play women's lacrosse. Mastro, a three-sport standout who has also earned Southern Tier Athletic Conference all-star honors in soccer and basketball, has tallied 121 goals and 49 assists over her last three seasons on U-E's varsity girls lacrosse team.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Three of the biggest names in lacrosse — Paul Rabil, Mikey Powell and John Grant, Jr. — will be appearing at Saturday's Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, March 6 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The event features a triple-header of Top 10 lacrosse action, with No. 9 Duke vs. No. 7 Maryland at 11 a.m., followed by No. 6 Princeton vs. No. 5 Johns Hopkins at 1:30 p.m., and No. 4 Notre Dame against No. 10 Loyola at 4.
Friday, March 5, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from the Baltimore Sun

Two years ago, two of lacrosse's major powers decided to skip the annual Face-Off Classic in Baltimore and continue one of the game's fiercest rivalries. While most of the area's fans will be at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday, the best game in the month of March will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. in Charlottesville when No. 2 Virginia (3-0) hosts No. 1 Syracuse (2-0).

"This game means a lot to the community," said Syracuse coach John Desko. "The players and the fans know this is a big game, and fans in general look forward to the Syracuse-Virginia game."
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Two years ago Syracuse University lacrosse coaches wondered if they were asking Joel White to do too much. Now, their only concern is that he is.

"If anything, he’s almost been a little too confident chasing people down and trying to take the ball away," Orange head coach John Desko said of his star longstick midfielder. "But when he plays within himself he certainly is terrific."
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from Dr. Fred Opie's 'A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir'

My relationship with this game started from unique circumstances. Let me give you a little insight into my background so you can understand what I mean by “unique circumstances.” Hempstead, Long Island in 1975 was not unlike most communities of its time, very homogeneous in its makeup.
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from Cornell Athletics

The Big Red opens a four-game homestand this weekend as it welcomes Army to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 6 at 3 p.m. The game is part of a double-header with the women’s lacrosse team, which takes on Hofstra at noon.

Cornell and Army first played each other in 1938 with the Black Knights winning the contest, 6-3. It would be the first of 16-straight victories by Army, helping them to a 23-12 lead in the all-time series.

Army's Game Notes (pdf)
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from The Cavalier Daily

The undefeated Cavaliers, who lost in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament last year, face a Syracuse team which also has yet to lose a game. Although this clash between the nation’s top two teams has the feel of postseason contest, Starsia emphasized that his team must bear in mind the long season that still lies ahead following Sunday’s contest.

Video (1:05) from NewsPlex.com
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from Lacrosse Magazine

After one week of action, Zazzaro has scampered out to a one-game lead: 3-2 to 2-3. The swing game was Cabrini-Haverford. We disagree on three games this week, so I could take over the lead or Z might be able to clear some breathing room. On to the games...
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from The Palladium Times

Last year, the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team collected eight wins and had six all-conference players. Laker coach Dan Witmer has set the bar even higher this year. The Lakers open their season at 7 p.m. Friday at Farmingdale, and will play at 1 p.m. Sunday at SUNY Maritime. Oswego State’s first home game is scheduled for March 27 against St. John Fisher.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Kevin Harris, D-F/O, Stevenson HS, Ill., has verbally committed to Albany.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Binghamton @ Villanova
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from GatorSports.com

The Gator lacrosse team bounced back from its first defeat with a season-high scoring performance, doubling up visiting St. Bonaventure 22-11 before a chilled crowd of 361 at the Donald R. Dizney Lacrosse Stadium on Thursday night.
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from The Washington Post

Also a believer in the developmental power of sport, Cindy Timchal is among a pioneering group of collegiate coaches who came of athletic age in the 70s and seized on the opportunities that Title IX provided. Timchal made her mark with the University of Maryland, guiding the Terps to eight national championships in women's lacrosse. She has more wins than any other women's lacrosse coach in history, and with nearly 25 previous players coaching in the collegiate ranks she has essentially devoted her professional life to inspiring and guiding leaders.
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from NLL Insider

The Bandits set a new NLL attendance record last season with 143,651 fans, topping a record set in ‘04 by the Mammoth. The two franchises are again at the top of the attendance figures this year averaging 15,305 fans per home game over the first half of the 2010 regular season.
Thursday, March 4, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Lindsay Kramer/the Post-Standard

There’s a fresh office around the corner and down the hall from the old one. Paint has been applied and new carpet laid down. First-year coach Beth Hewitt has decorated with player pictures, candles — in school green and gold, naturally — and air fresheners squirt out a scent that says, come on by, everybody’s welcome.

“When you have a new coaching staff, you want your own kind of touch,” said Hewitt, 28. “We had empty walls for about three months. Then we said, enough is enough.”

Le Moyne practice photos
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from Cornell Athletics

Cornell used a 4-0 run midway through the second half to take the lead and held on for a 10-9 win over Colgate on Wednesday evening at Tyler's Field. The victory evened the Big Red's record at 1-1, while the Raiders dropped to 1-2. The win was Cornell's 11th straight in the series.

the story from Colgate Athletics
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard

As is typical for junior college programs, the roster turns over constantly. For the defending national champions of Onondaga Community College, that’s life. And so a new group of starters and key contributors takes over for a program that went undefeated a year ago and won its third title in four years.
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SU's Joel White on the upcoming Virginia game.


from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

John Desko was asked the other day how much Sunday's game between his No. 1 Syracuse lacrosse team and No. 2 Virginia in Charlottesville means.

"Absolutely nothing," Desko said.

In terms of NCAA Tournament implications, he was pretty accurate. A victory in this early season showdown is a fine feather in the cap of the winner, but it does little to penalize the loser, which gets the benefit of Strength of Schedule ratings and RPI consideration just for playing the game.
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from A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir

Guest Blogger Sean Higgins: I played high school lacrosse in Michigan which, in the 1980’s, was the hinterland of the game. Back then, ESPN only showed the national championship on tape delay and that was all the DI lacrosse we’d see all year. With VHS tape rolling, I sat in front of the TV to watch the 1985 Syracuse vs. Hopkins NCAA Championship.
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard

Cortland is No. 1 in Division III. Le Moyne is No. 2 in Division II. Throw in No. 1-ranked Syracuse in Division I - and the OCC men and women, who are No. 1 in the NJCAA polls - and Central New York lacrosse is doing nicely in the early USILA polls as voted upon by coaches.
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from RIT Athletics

The RIT women's lacrosse team won their second game in as many days defeating Guilford College 19-13 on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Danielle Previ (Medford, NJ/Shawnee) led RIT with six goals.
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from RIT Athletics

The RIT began the 2010 campaign at #2 Stevenson University on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers were defeated by the Mavericks 20-10. Jordan McIntosh (Oakville, ON/Holy Trinity) led the Tigers with four goals and an assist.
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from Mercyhurst Athletics

Freshman Brian Scheetz (Canandaigua) of the Mercyhurst College men’s lacrosse team has been named East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, league officials announced on Monday evening. The Canandaigua, N.Y. native scored three goals and added three assists in an 18-0 win over St. Andrews, becoming the first Mercyhurst player to score six points in a season opener since the 2005 season. He followed up the game with four goals and two assists in a 19-5 victory over Wingate just a few days later.
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from UConn Athletics

The University of Connecticut lacrosse team avenged a bitter one-goal loss a season ago with a convincing 16-8 victory over Quinnipiac on Wednesday. Senior Katie Devaney (F-M) and sophomore M.E. Lapham (Cazenovia) each led the Huskies with four points in the midweek contest at the George J. Sherman-Family Sports Complex.
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from Ric Beardsley

So it’s the 1994 Division 1 National Semifinals and the first game on the docket is #1 Syracuse vs. #4 Virginia, my first time ever playing UVa. Face-off was at 1 p.m. About 3 p.m., the score is tied up after a huge comeback from the ’Hoos. The game is in the second overtime, I run downfield on a break adjacent with the ball-carrier (LSM Kris Photopoulos) and he throws me a pass to my left and I have to reach back and get it, I turn … I shoot for the game-winning goal ……. WIDE
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from the Rochester Knighthawks

In the 1983 hit movie, “Mr. Mom,” actor Michael Keaton takes on the role of stay-at-home dad, while his wife goes off to work. For Rochester Knighthawks defenseman Scott Ditzell, that transition has been easier than for character Jack Butler.
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from NLL Insider

Orlando Titans forward Casey Powell has been named the National Lacrosse League’s Overall and Offensive Player of the Week after his 4-goal, 4-assist game to lead the Titans to a 16-12 road win over the Toronto Rock.
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from The Orlando Sentinel

For most of his time playing lacrosse, Lake Brantley senior Joey Pellarin could only admire the professional brand of his sport from afar. But last August when he heard the New York Titans of the indoor National Lacrosse League planned to relocate to Orlando, Pellarin knew the area scene was about to change.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from the Albany Times-Union

. . . Siena goalkeeper Brent Herbst made the crucial save in the final seconds to end the University at Albany's dominance of their men's lacrosse rivalry. Herbst stopped UAlbany attack Brian Caufield -- with some timely help -- to preserve Siena's 13-12 victory on Tuesday. The Saints earned their first Division I victory over the Great Danes in eight tries before a crowd of 1,224 at John Fallon Field.

the story from Siena Athletics | from Albany Athletics
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from The Cornell Daily Sun

The men’s lacrosse team is ushering in “spring” with another win, this time in yesterday’s game at Buffalo against Canisius (0-2-0). The Red (2-0-0) racked up nine points compared to the Golden Griff’s six. And don’t two wins offer a little bit of hope that Schoellkopf will eventually thaw?

“I don’t think we played our best lacrosse,” said head coach Jeff Tambroni, “but we slipped in a win.”

the story from Canisius Athletics | from Cornell Athletics
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from Colgate Athletics

Patrick Campbell (Massapequa, N.Y.) scored twice, including the game winner with 18.5 seconds left in regulation to lift Colgate to an 11-10 victory over visiting Vermont, Tuesday afternoon in men’s lacrosse action at Andy Kerr Stadium.
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from The Cornell Daily Sun

After a disappointing loss in its season opener on Sunday, the women’s lacrosse team (0-1-0) will try to even up its record during its match at Colgate this afternoon.
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from The Daily Orange

Jeremy Thompson loves to run. He loves to condition himself enough that he ran cross-country from seventh grade all the way through high school to stay in shape for lacrosse season.

Gavin Jenkinson is the opposite. Watching Jenkinson lumber up and down a lacrosse field, it's evident that, as he admits, his daily exercise revolves around the weight room. There's none of the effortless grace of Thompson, who gets around the field fluently.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

The combination of senior Gavin Jenkinson and junior Jeremy Thompson at the faceoff X has provided the Syracuse lacrosse team with a huge advantage in possession so far this season. It has also sparked the Orange with some important goals.
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from Ithaca College Athletics

The No. 12 Ithaca men's lacrosse team (0-1) dropped its season-opening game 12-5 at Scranton Tuesday afternoon. Senior midfielder Nick Heckman (Sparta/Sparta, N.J.) scored two goals for the Bombers and three other players added one goal each for the Bombers.
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from Binghamton Athletics

Despite a six-goal, one-assist performance by freshman attack Matt Springer, Binghamton (1-2) lost a 15-12 shootout at Villanova (1-1) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon at Villanova Stadium. The loss is the second straight setback for the Bearcats.
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from The Daily Orange

Rowan is back on campus, pursuing her master's degree in education and, in the process, volunteering as an assistant coach on the staff of her former head coach, Gary Gait. And Gait sees the value of having his former player on staff.

"I had her as a player on my team, and over the last couple summers, she's worked a lot of camps for me," Gait said. "She's really taken her playing days and what she's learned from that and has been doing a nice job of trying to translate that into coaching."
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from ESPN/Inside Lacrosse

On the heels of its fifth anniversary, ESPNU is cementing its place as the home for collegiate lacrosse and lacrosse fans. The 24-hour college sports network will be televising the majority of the action with 40 regular-season games and every first-round and quarterfinal matchup of the men’s NCAA Tournament. Coinciding with the increase in coverage, ESPNU also will be adding to the onsite fan experience by bringing the 2010 ESPNU Lacrosse Tour, ESPNU Monument and “Game of L-A-X” mini-tournament to the following games and tournaments:
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from The Patriot League

Tom Palesky was tapped as Goalkeeper of the Week and Garrett Thul was named Rookie of the Week.
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from ESPN

The New York City native is the first to say that the milestone was a collective feat, accomplished thanks to hundreds of players, coaches, staff and family throughout his 36 years of coaching. He also points out the poignancy of this record, coming after perhaps his career's most challenging 18 months.
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from Inside Lacrosse

Maverik Lacrosse (www.maveriklacrosse.com) and its creative video production arm Maverik Films today released its first in a series of ground breaking super slow-motion video/television commercials titled, "BE READY."
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from NLL Insider

The Orlando Titans are still without transition player Jarett Park (CBA), who was sidelined with a shoulder injury earlier this season, recently confirmed as a torn labrum, the Titans informing media earlier today that team physicians are currently working with the former All-Star to rehab the injury before opting for season-ending shoulder surgery.
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from NLL Insider

Insider has learned from several sources that the National Lacrosse League has fined and potentially further disciplined the official that served as the crew chief in the double overtime 12-11 Boston Blazers win over the Orlando Titans, Matt Robinson, for his incorrect call on Dan Dawson’s seemingly legitimate first frame overtime goal.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse

Syracuse and Virginia remain at #1 and #2, respectively, as we begin March, with UVa still clinging to one first place vote. This sets up next Sunday's battle between the two as what might turn out to be one of the most exciting games of the regular season. More than worthy of live television, we should feel lucky enough that it will be available - delayed - on ESPNU at 12:30AM on Sunday. Set your DVR.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Three weeks into the college men’s lacrosse season, there’s been nary a peep about the new NCAA stick regulations that sent manufacturers into an uproar -- no crippling penalties or embarrassing Bill McGlone moments. But according to several NCAA officials and coaches of STX-sponsored programs, one of the manufacturer’s 2010 models, the Professor, has turned up illegal.
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from the Big East

A Syracuse duo earned BIG EAST men’s lacrosse Player of the Week honors after the Orange beat Army 12-7 at home on Feb. 28. Senior Chris Daniello was tabbed the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while classmate Matt Tierney grabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors.
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from Donnie Webb/the Post-Standard

Steve Beville: "Offensively, we had some nice plays and we had some guys step up – a couple of new guys. We felt good about the first game.” One of those “new guys” was former Jamesville-DeWitt High School player Christian Daly. The sophomore attack scored three goals and dished out an assist. He was Cortland’s leading scorer in the game.
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from Albany Athletics

Corrine Gandolfi had five goals and one assist, as Hofstra rallied in the second half for a 17-14 victory over UAlbany on Monday, March 1 at James M. Shuart Stadium. The Great Danes, who had their first two games postponed due to weather, were playing for the first time this season . . . Taylor Frink (Baldwinsville) matched a career-high with five points (3 goals, 2 assists)
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from Inside Lacrosse

UMBC's Bobby Stockton (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Nease) and University of Hartford's Rory Nunamacher (Guilderland) have been named the America East men's lacrosse Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. The award winners for the week ending Feb. 28 were announced on Monday.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Army goalie Tom Palesky called it "a dream come true." For the Syracuse lacrosse team, it was more like a nightmare. "Unreal," Palesky said after making an unbelievable 21 saves in the Cadets' 12-7 setback to top-ranked SU on Sunday in the Carrier Dome.
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from WSAV-TV (Savannah GA)

Specialist Christopher “Kit” Lowe of the 108th Calvary Regiment has been honored with the Bronze Star for saving a fellow soldier’s life and getting shot for his heroism. Now Lowe is living and recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. . . . Normal for Lowe is just a stone’s throw, or in his case a lacrosse ball throw away. It has become part of his daily routine, a personal form of therapy. (Video available 2:31)
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from The Buffalo News

"It's a cliche, but we need to have everybody tuned in for 60 minutes. It's our effort. It's not heart. We have a very talented team. We just need to play better as a team and facilitate our roles to the maximum of our capabilities. We need to be on the same page and see things before it happens as opposed to being reactive." . . . That will get tested today when the Griffs host eighth-ranked Cornell at 4 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex.

Game Notes
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from LaxPower

Syracuse #7, Maryland gets 3 first place votes.
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from LaxPower

Hamilton comes in at #5.
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from Inside Lacrosse

So despite not having a club lacrosse game this weekend, the Syracuse campus was still hopping.
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from the Wilton (DT) Bulletin

To Wiltonian John Arrix, the e-commerce lacrosse site he just purchased is nothing but net. “We’ve acquired a great business with a tremendous future,” said Mr. Arrix, who will serve as the chief executive officer of lax.com. “Our goal is for lax.com to be the online leader and a single source site for lacrosse, providing consumers with the opportunity to purchase premium equipment online and access great lacrosse content.”
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Western New England @ Cortland
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from the Santa Cruz Sentinel

On one hand, soccer and lacrosse players say the proposed recycled-tire turf will keep players in uniform year-round. It will keep kids kicking balls and off the streets, supporters say, and help during the all-important high school soccer and lacrosse seasons, which run from December through March and February through April, respectively.
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12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics

GAME INFORMATION:
Game #2: No. 20/20 Cornell at Colgate
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3 at 4PM
Site: Tyler’s Field, Hamilton, N.Y.
2010 Records: Cornell (0-1, 0-0 Ivy); Colgate (1-2, 0-0 Patriot)
Series Record: Cornell leads 23-14-1
Last Meeting: Cornell won 10-7, Feb. 25, 2009 in Ithaca, N.Y.
Live Stats: Available at www.GoColgateRaiders.com
Live Video: Available at www.GoColgateRaiders.com

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from JustLacrosse Talkback

The SUNY Cobleskill men’s lacrosse team heads into the 2010 campaign looking to improve on their initial season competing at the NCAA Division III level that produced a 2-11 overall mark including a 1-3 record in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action. As the Fighting Tigers move towards the new season fourth-year Head Coach Ryan Gunzinger is cautiously optimistic that a younger, larger and deeper roster is the key to improvement.
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from LaxLessons.com

Considering all the highlights he’s already enjoyed at the high school level, it’s almost hard to believe that Mike Daniello has two more varsity seasons to go. In fact, considering all that’s happened, Daniello’s sophomore season seems like an eternity ago.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback

Rhino Lacrosse, Oregon’s premier lacrosse organization headed up by Ryan Powell (Carthage), has just named Scott DeMonte as the new Director of Lacrosse Operations. DeMonte, who has joined Rhino from i9 Sports, will oversee all the planning and daily operations of select teams, leagues, clinics and recruiting assistance.
Monday, March 1, 2010 Share 11:15AM

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from Rachel Stern/the Post-Standard

AJ Fiore had heard all about the Carrier Dome. He heard it was a hard place to play. He heard it was hard to see the ball. As a true freshman, he also heard he was supposed to be nervous in his first collegiate start. The freshman goalkeeper had just let up a Hobart goal from 25 yards and the Cornell lead was cut to 10-7 with 4:46 to play. Then Mike Lazore forced a Cornell turnover and raced up-field. Lazore gave it up to Mike O’Brien who fired a bullet from the 20-yard line right in front of the net. Fiore made the stick save, cleared the ball and the Statesman never got another shot on goal.
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Coach Desko - Post-game

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from The Daily Orange

Syracuse was looking for an answer offensively. Time and time again, it'd been stymied by Army goaltender Tom Palesky. And SU's lack of offense had allowed Army to creep back and tie the game with three straight goals in the third quarter. Leave it to one of its most consistent offensive weapons to make everything right for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team. With the game tied at five, Stephen Keogh finally had enough. Taking it upon himself, he flung Jeremy Thompson's pass into the net.
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from The Ithaca Journal

With a big assist to the experienced unit protecting him, the A.J. Fiore era at Cornell began with a quality, defensive-minded victory. "I never felt that there was, at any one point where he gave up a goal, that in the next possession he was questioning himself or doubting his ability," Tambroni said. "I thought he did a pretty good job, maybe because of the confidence in that group around him."
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Stephen Keogh, John Galloway, Tom Palesky

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from The Daily Orange

Galloway continued his impressive start to his junior campaign in Sunday's contest against Army, saving 13 shots while allowing only seven goals in SU's 12-7 victory.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard

Call it Even-Steven. In the season-opener nine days earlier, everything had come oh so easy for the top-ranked Syracuse University lacrosse team. Sunday, nothing did. Yet, the Orange kept digging, kept shooting and kept after visiting Army, finally wearing down the Cadets 12-7 before a crowd of 4,432 in the Carrier Dome.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Senior midfielder Michael Kimmel (Towson, MD/Loyola) scored an extra-man goal with 48 seconds remaining to break a 7-7 tie and lift the fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team to an 8-7 win over visiting Siena at Homewood Field Sunday afternoon.
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from Canisius Athletics

"It is hard for us to be competitive when we find ourselves trailing by so much early," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "We need to get back to basics. We are not a good team right now."
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12:15AM
from Le Moyne Athletics

The 2nd-ranked Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team opened their 2010 season with a 7-6 victory over Mars Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. Pre-season All-American Jack Harmatuk (Syracuse, NY / CBA / Syracuse U.) led the Dolphins with three goals as the ‘Phins captured their 34th consecutive regular season game victory dating back to 2007. The one-goal win marked the 11th consecutive season Le Moyne has opened a campaign with a victory.
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from Syracuse Athletics

Top-ranked Syracuse (2-0) used a 4-0 second-half run to break open a tie game and went on to defeat Army, 12-7, on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Carrier Dome. Junior Stephen Keogh and senior Chris Daniello each had four goals to lead the Orange. Two of Keogh’s scores came during the game-clinching run that turned a 5-5 stalemate into a 9-5 Orange advantage.
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from Cornell Athletics

The Cornell men’s lacrosse team opened its season with an impressive 10-7 victory over in-state rival Hobart this evening at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. The win is the Big Red’s seventh consecutive victory in a season opener, as well as its seventh straight over the Statesmen. In his first collegiate game, freshman AJ Fiore was impressive with nine saves, while Hobart’s seasoned veteran Max Silberlicht stopped 13.
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from Hobart Athletics

The Hobart lacrosse team played seventh-ranked Cornell even in the second half, but could not overcome a slow start, falling in the season opener for both teams 10-7. The Big Red’s Rob Pannell led all scorers with five points (2-3), while junior Tim Bigelow added three points (1-2) to lead Hobart.
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from Cornell Athletics

The Cornell women's lacrosse rallied from several deficits but could never gather the lead and dropped an 8-6 decision to Rutgers on Sunday afternoon in its season opener on the RU Turf Field. Rutgers improved to 2-0 on the season.
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from Colgate Athletics

Courtney Miller (Chappaqua, N.Y.) posted her second three-goal game of the year, but it wasn’t enough as 14th-ranked Penn State downed Colgate 17-7 in non-conference women’s lacrosse action, Sunday afternoon inside Holuba Hall in “Happy Valley”.
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from Nazareth Athletics

Host Nazareth broke open a tie game Sunday in men's lacrosse by outscoring Springfield 4-0 in the second half as the Golden Flyers defeated the Pride, 11-7, at Nazareth's artificial turf field.
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from Dr. Fred Opie

Here goes my last Black History month and lacrosse series post. At the close of my interview, I asked Ed Howard if he ever experienced any racism on the field “I never experienced anything like that,” he says, but on two occasions (one at Adelphi University on Long Island and the other at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania) white opponents called his teammate and fellow Buffalo native Mac Nelson, nigger. “When I heard that, you know I got in there because” I was ready to fight, “I wanted some,” recalls Howard.
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from Lacrosse Magazine

Senior midfielder Michael Kimmel (Towson, MD/Loyola) scored an extra-man goal with 48 seconds remaining to break a 7-7 tie and lift the fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team to an 8-7 win over visiting Siena at Homewood Field Sunday afternoon.