May 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010 Share 10:45AM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
As we search the web each day looking for news we think will be of interest to Upstate lacrosse fans wherever they may be living now, we sometimes come across stories of laxers originally from here who have moved on, taking their upstate lacrosse roots with them, re-planting them, nurturing them, and watching them grow. We'd like to share more of these. If this sounds familiar to the course your life has taken and would like to share your story, or if you know of someone like this, drop us a note at editor.justlacrosse@gmail.com.

Today we meet up with Dr. Tony Silvaggio, the coach of the Humboldt St (California) Lumberjacks.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Dan Sheehan knew where this was going. He didn’t like it. Not one bit. Sheehan’s Le Moyne College lacrosse team had just blown an 8-5 halftime lead en route to a 14-9 loss to C.W. Post in the Division II championship game before a crowd of 20,734 at M&T Bank Stadium on a sultry Sunday afternoon.

The Dolphins, winners of three national titles since 2004 but now winless in their last three tries, wilted in the second half, brewing a lethal batch of turnovers and rushed shots that put too much pressure on their defense, which finally caved.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Role reversals might be tough to envision for the Tufts Jumbos – their elephant mascot likely as unflattering as their brown and blue uniforms – but they sure had no problem playing the role of a previous participant in the NCAA Division III men's lacosse final Sunday in Baltimore.

If only their veteran opponents could’ve executed the way these rookies did.
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from the Albany Times-Union
The Chicago Machine, a Major League Lacrosse team without a true home, held its pre-season training camp a few weeks back at the University at Albany. But now comes the real tryout ... for the Capital Region itself.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
As we search the web each day looking for news we think will be of interest to Upstate lacrosse fans wherever they may be living now, we sometimes come across stories of laxers originally from here who have moved on, taking their upstate lacrosse roots with them, re-planting them, nurturing them, and watching them grow. We'd like to share more of these. If this sounds familiar to the course your life has taken and would like to share your story, or if you know of someone like this, drop us a note at editor.justlacrosse@gmail.com.

Today we meet up with Dr. Tony Silvaggio, the coach of the Humboldt St (California) Lumberjacks.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Dan Sheehan knew where this was going. He didn’t like it. Not one bit. Sheehan’s Le Moyne College lacrosse team had just blown an 8-5 halftime lead en route to a 14-9 loss to C.W. Post in the Division II championship game before a crowd of 20,734 at M&T Bank Stadium on a sultry Sunday afternoon.

The Dolphins, winners of three national titles since 2004 but now winless in their last three tries, wilted in the second half, brewing a lethal batch of turnovers and rushed shots that put too much pressure on their defense, which finally caved.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Role reversals might be tough to envision for the Tufts Jumbos – their elephant mascot likely as unflattering as their brown and blue uniforms – but they sure had no problem playing the role of a previous participant in the NCAA Division III men's lacosse final Sunday in Baltimore.

If only their veteran opponents could’ve executed the way these rookies did.
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from the Albany Times-Union
The Chicago Machine, a Major League Lacrosse team without a true home, held its pre-season training camp a few weeks back at the University at Albany. But now comes the real tryout ... for the Capital Region itself.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
"Those freshmen still have three years left," Derkac said. "We’ve still got a great junior class to lead the way and an unbelievable sophomore class. They’re returning a lot of guys and a lot of guys who played key roles this year. It’s a team that’s going to be scary next year."
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from RhinoLacrosse.com
"In Champ Camp when our team was playing on one of the main fields I saw a Duke, Maryland, and an Army recruiter all on the same field watching us play. It was pretty intimidating. But you definitely play against some really good competition and have different coaches, schools and levels of lacrosse looking at you."
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from the Baltimore Sun
Northwestern appeared ready to run away with its sixth straight NCAA Division I women's lacrosse championship Sunday when it ran up a 6-0 lead, but No. 1 seeded Maryland would come back to take a 13-11 victory and end the No. 2 Wildcats' reign as champs.

Caitlyn McFadden's goal with 5:47 left stood up as the game-winner before a record announced crowd of 9,782 at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium as the Terrapins (22-1) won their 11th national title and their 10th in the NCAA. Karri Ellen Johnson added an insurance goal on a feed from Sarah Mollison with 2:03 left.
Sunday, May 30, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
Breaking loose to score the deciding goal midway through an overtime period, senior attacker Connor Entenmann furnished Auburn with a hard-fought 7-6 win over Carthage in a Section III Class B boys lacrosse semifinal at Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday.

Updated Boys Brackets | 9WSYR Video Highlights from Saturday, Friday
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Small murmurs of concern, a rare occurrence this spring, emerged early in the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team's Section III Class C semifinal game against Cortland at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium. True, the Lakers were scoring on a regular basis - but so were the Purple Tigers, a stark contrast to the way Skaneateles had blitzed most of its opposition, deciding matters long before halftime.

Updated Boys Brackets
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from The Ithaca Journal
As the first quarter of Saturday's NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse semifinal between Notre Dame and Cornell wound down, Cornell held a 1-0 lead but the Fighting Irish inarguably had the advantage -- goalie Scott Rodgers' save total was at six, and rising quickly.

Cornell's inability to score early, one of its strengths in this surprising 2010 season, proved fatal in a 12-7 loss to the confident Irish, who received 16 saves from their hulking goalie to advance to the national championship game for the first time.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Dan Sheehan let the pictures do the talking. Upon learning that his Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team would meet C.W. Post at 3 p.m. today (CBS College Sports) at M&T Bank Stadium here in a rematch of last season’s Division II title game, Sheehan put in the tape, turned out the lights and made his players watch that 8-7 defeat.

It was mostly a horror movie. The Dolphins, who were undefeated entering the game, spent too much of it uncharacteristically throwing the ball all over the yard. The result was a loss to a team they had defeated during the regular season and a blown opportunity to win their fourth national championship of the decade.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team made their final preparations for the national championship game on Sunday with a one-hour practice at M&T Bank Stadium. Click to view a photo gallery from Saturday's practice.
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from AP/Syracuse.com
It is strange to hear a Notre Dame athlete, regardless of the sport, say he feels his team is "the little kid on the block." It is doubly strange when the source stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 254 pounds.

Welcome to the world of Scott Rodgers. The senior goalie propelled the Fighting Irish to its first-ever appearance in the Division I title game by making 16 saves in a 12-7 victory over Cornell on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 44,389 at M&T Bank Stadium.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
With stuff after stuff from burly goalie Scott Rodgers in the 15 minutes, unseeded Notre Dame couldn’t help but to feel better about its chances of reaching its first national title game. On the other sideline, Cornell felt the exact opposite.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The NCAA will crown a first-time champion in Division I men’s lacrosse on Monday. Duke (15-4) made sure of that by rebounding from a two-goal halftime deficit to claim a 14-13 victory over top-seeded Virginia (16-2) in the second semifinal Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. The Blue Devils will face unseeded Notre Dame, a 12-7 winner over Cornell in the other semifinal, in Monday’s championship game.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Though at times the ride has been uneven, there's no denying the fact that the Corcoran boys lacrosse team has proven its credentials as a Section III Class A championship contender. The Cougars had pulled off the rare feat of beating West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius in the same season - and might have to do the same thing in order to win its first-ever sectional title.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
May is nearing an end - and as usual, both of West Genesee's lacrosse teams have Section III and state championships to pursue. On Friday, both sets of Wildcats won. In the girls Section III Class A semifinals at Christian Brothers Academy's Alibrandi Stadium, WG blasted past Liverpool 19-2, advancing to Tuesday's championship game against Fayetteville-Manlius at SUNY-Cortland.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
As the clock expired in Saturday's Class B girls lacrosse semifinal at Fairport, Mike Myers remained on the sidelines as his Victor team rushed the field in a flurry of emotions, hugs and high-fives. After all, the third-seeded Blue Devils had just upset second-seeded Brighton 8-6 to advance to Wednesday's Class B girls lacrosse final.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Lindsay Powell had four goals and one assist to power No. 2 Honeoye Falls-Lima past No. 3 Marcus Whitman 15-7 in a Section V Class C girls lacrosse semifinal Saturday. Sophomore Maddie Silverman had two goals and two assists for the Cougars (13-5).
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from PostStar.com
His team had just posted a 13-9 Class B semifinal win over Queensbury in the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament, and Burnt Hills lacrosse coach Tom Schwan had as many good things to say about his opponents as he did about his own players.
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from the Daily Freeman
Minisink Valley eliminated Kingston High in the quarterfinals of the Section 9, Class A boys lacrosse tournament Friday, beating the Tigers 17-1. Dominick Marino scored the only goal for Kingston, which finished the season with a 6-11 record. Eric Bianchi and Drew Hanson scored four goals apiece and Jake Levins had a hat trick to lead (13-4) Minisink, which plays at Pine Bush 11 a.m. today in the semifinals.
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from the Seattle Times
Ryan Deal scored with 1:50 remaining in overtime to give Bellevue its first state boys lacrosse title in 19 years with an 8-7 win over Mercer Island Saturday night before 2,650 at Seattle's Memorial Stadium. It was the Islanders' first loss in 22 starts this season, and their first to Bellevue since 2002.
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from CDAPress.com
No coach, no problem. Filling in for head coach Tom Blanchard, Timberline High assistant coach Alan Morgan helped guide the visiting Wolves from Boise past the Lake City Timberwolves 13-6 in the state boys lacrosse championship game at Coeur d'Alene High on Saturday. "He was back East visiting family," Blanchard said. "He was supposed to be back today, but he got bumped from the early flight and couldn't make it back in time."
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from SignOnSanDiego.com
In this case, the fourth time was a charm. La Costa Canyon shook off a bad habit Saturday night when the Mavericks convincingly defeated Torrey Pines 12-6 in the section boys lacrosse championship game at Del Norte High. It was the fourth time the two North County rivals met in a section final in the sport, but the first win for the Mavericks, who did win section titles in 2005, ’06 and ’08 against other opponents.
Saturday, May 29, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Syracuse Athletics
The No. 10/9 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team’s 2010 season came to an end with a 14-5 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Friday, May 28. Senior Christina Dove and junior Tee Ladouceur set the pace with three points apiece in the Orange’s second trip to the national semifinals in school history. Syracuse finished the year with a record of 15-7. The 15 wins are the second-highest single-season total in school history.

“It was a tough game, but we had a good run,” said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. “We were road warriors throughout the NCAA Tournament. We did what we had to do to get here and, unfortunately, we got in a little bit flat. We didn’t come out very well in the first half. We didn’t really gain confidence on the field with the ball and it just made it tougher. The team never gave up, but it wasn’t our day today.”
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
All the work the Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team put into its 2010 season reflected itself in the last minutes of a dramatic 10-9 victory over Baldwinsville in Friday's Section III Class A semifinal at Christian Brothers Academy's Alibrandi Stadium.

Then it was F-M's transition game shining once more in Alex Murphy's game-winning goal with 22.7 seconds to play, coming at the end of a series of passes, the last one thrown by Mollie Caputo.

Video Highlights from YNN.com (0:32) | Post-Standard Photos
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from Cornell Athletics
The day began with several players meeting with ESPN in preparation of its national broadcast. The interviews were followed by an open practice, which was attended by many Big Red fans. After the practice, the team headed down to the Inner Harbor to take part in Friday Night Face Off, a pep rally put on by the NCAA and attended by all eight teams.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Cornell men’s lacrosse team had just dispatched Army in convincing fashion to return to the Final Four for the second consecutive season and third time in four years. In the aftermath, Jeff Tambroni, the architect of such success, stood by silently as his players celebrated. His wife, Michelle, came over to make sure everything was all right.
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from the Inside Lacrosse
"I think both teams are on the same plane. I wouldn’t say it’s an advantage or disadvantage," says John Jez, coach of the defending champion Pioneers. "Familiarity would probably make the game go a little better and the flow would go a little better. There will be some things that will surprise both teams I’m sure."
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North Sweeps in DI/II and D III North/South Games
from LaxPower
DI/II Box Score | DI/II Box Score
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
On one half of the bracket reside the elite of this year's 2010 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four, top-seeded Virginia and fifth-seeded Duke, whose bottomless amounts of sheer athleticism and depth perform like a high-end race car. Not for nothing did ESPN schedule this game as the headliner of Saturday's semifinal doubleheader.

The other half is represented by the blue-collar upstarts of this year's tournament, seventh-seeded Cornell and unseeded Notre Dame. Both prefer a slow-it-down, defensive-minded pace and both are basking in the role of underdog this weekend in Baltimore.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Take away Watertown's Taylor Hughes, and Maureen Keggins steps up. Take away Keggins, and Sophia Capone can score. Auburn tried to take away all three in Friday's Section 3 Class B girls lacrosse semifinal. But they didn't count on freshman Brianne Arthur, who recorded four goals and three assists to lead the Cyclones to a 17-9 win over the Maroons at Henninger High School.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
With a championship on the line, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team brought forth a championship effort - even if didn't end in a banner. The Mustangs put defending champion Carthage through a full examination in Friday night's Section III Class C-1 final at Solvay's Earl Hadley Stadium, and dignified itself even as it took a 16-13 loss to the Comets.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Technically, school was not in session Friday night when the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team met Christian Brothers Academy in Friday night's Section III Class C-2 championship game at Solvay's Earl Hadley Stadium. But that didn't matter to the battle-tested Lakers, who gave the young, talented Brothers a complete and devastating lesson in how to play big-time lacrosse as it won by a 12-6 margin.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
For the East Syracuse-Minoa boys lacrosse team, just getting a third shot at Jamesville-DeWitt in the Section III Class B playoffs was dramatic enough. In the opening round of the Class B playoffs on May 27, the Spartans found itself in yet another overtime game against no. 5 seed Whitesboro, but made the necessary plays at the end to elminate the Warriors 7-6.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
With time running out, sophomore attacker Alex Murphy took a feed from Hornets' scoring leader Mollie Caputo and quickly popped in the deciding goal as Fayetteville-Manlius edged Baldwinsville 10-9 in a Section III Class A girls lacrosse semifinal at CBA Friday.
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from YNN.com
The West Genesee boy's lacrosse team is on to the semifinals after defeating Central Square 15-1 on Friday. (Video 0:33)

Post-Standard Photos
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
The two top seeds in the Section V Class A girls lacrosse tournament were pushed to the brink in Friday's semifinals. Only Pittsford survived. The top-seeded Panthers trailed the whole night but scored twice in the final 95 seconds of regulation, then won in the fourth overtime to outlast Monroe County rival and defending champion Fairport in an 11-10 thriller at Brighton High School.
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from the Niagara Gazette
It took them a while to settle down, but once the Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse team found a goaltender Friday, things went just according to plan.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The highlight of the ESPNU Lacrosse Tour is the “Game of L-A-X,” hosted by Mike Powell, a two-time national champion at Syracuse, the only player to win the Tewaaraton Trophy twice. The “Game of L-A-X” is played similarly to the basketball game of H-O-R-S-E. The last two competitors standing will square off for the chance to win an ESPNU lacrosse prize package . . .
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from NJ.com
The popular individual state wrestling tournament is in jeopardy of being cut as the state’s governing body for high school athletics seeks to overcome a projected revenue loss they say will be $900,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. Other individual boys and girls state tournaments (in golf, tennis, bowling, fencing and gymnastics) as well as Tournament of Champions (in basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, golf, tennis and field hockey) and Meet of Champions (in track and field, cross country and swimming) could also be on the chopping block.
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from the Baltimore Sun
More than just being a sympathetic ear, Tony Seaman may understand what Dave Cottle is enduring. After the 1998 season, Seaman was forced to resign by Johns Hopkins despite a 77-33 record (.700), four seasons of 10 wins or more and four Final Four appearances in eight seasons. So when Seaman heard on Sunday from Cottle himself that he had decided to take himself out of consideration after Maryland told him it was unlikely to sign him to a new contract, Seaman felt like he was thrown into a time warp.
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12:15AM
from ESPN
I have been asked by lacrosse fans what it takes to make a run at the championship. My answer, all it takes is nice lax bag and a few intangibles -- and you will be ready to help your team make a run. As a former player, I know what playing on championship weekend is like -- and how the Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame and Cornell teams are feeling as they prepare. Here are my tips for thriving in the Final Four:
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Steve Mock liked being “under the radar,” as he called it Thursday at media day for the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championships. For most of this season, Cornell was happy to oblige.

The Big Red had fits finding a third attackman to play alongside stars Rob Pannell and Ryan Hurley. Scott Austin was inconsistent. Ross Gillum could do more as a midfielder.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Lacrosse is difficult and unforgiving, but it's the fastest growing youth sport in America
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from the IWLCA
The IWLCA has honored 48 student-athletes in Division III with a selection on one of the All-Regional teams for 2010. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 12, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Five Syracuse players have been selected to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Northeast Region Team announced on Friday, May 28. Seniors Christina Dove and Halley Quillinan and juniors Liz Hogan and Tee Ladouceur earned first-team honors, while freshman Michelle Tumolo was selected to the second team. Syracuse’s four first-team honorees were the most for any school in the region.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini and Ashley Ross have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-North Region Team, as announced by the association on Friday, May 28. Branchini is the first UAlbany player to earn first-team all-region honors in the program's Division I history. Ross is a second-team all-region selection.
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from Harvard Athletics
Freshman Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) and sophomore Melanie Baskind were named IWLCA All-Region performers as announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Friday. VanderMeulen earned a spot on the first team North Region, while Baskind was named to the second team.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The postseason awards continued to roll in for juniors Joel White and John Galloway on Friday, May 28. White was honored by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) with the Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation’s best midfielder, and Galloway received the organization’s Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as the nation’s top goaltender.
Friday, May 28, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Mike Pane, the 24-year-old lacrosse coach of the Gananda boys' junior varsity team, has embarked on the fight of his life. And Thursday, it was readily apparent that he will not go into his battle against a brain tumor alone. Pane suffered a seizure last Thursday while at his dentist's office, a CAT scan Friday revealed a tumor the size of a man's fist, and he underwent surgery Tuesday at Strong Memorial Hospital.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Last summer, Mike Myers and his Victor girls lacrosse players decided they'd work harder in the offseason, play in fall tournaments and stay sharp all winter. The goal: To become one of Section V's elite programs. But something else has been driving the Blue Devils. Myers, 43, had surgery on Sept. 24 to remove a golf ball-sized, cancerous tumor from his brain.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
When Liz Hogan was a junior at Victor High, she attended a women's lacrosse game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Former teammate Jess Cotton was playing for Binghamton that day, and Hogan wanted to show her support. "Then my mom says, 'Liz, one day you can play for Syracuse!'" Hogan recalled. "I told her she was out of her mind. It was crazy. There's no way I'd ever have that opportunity."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Ah, youth. When Liz Hogan was a freshman in 2008, she walked into the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinals like she owned the place. She’d started every game in the Orange’s first-ever final four run, and had confidence to spare. Even when the Orange was bounced by eventual champ Northwestern, 16-8, she was sure she’d be back the next year. She wasn’t.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
As the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team got a week to mix in some practice and some rest, it contemplated all the extraordinary work it had done in an undefeated regular season. Sixteen games - and 16 wins, most of them blowouts, all helped the Lakers earn the no. 2 spot in the state Class C rankings, and moved its long-time head coach, Ron Doctor, past the 400-victory mark for his career.
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from The Corning Leader
For the opening 10 minutes of its Section IV, Class C championship game, Corning East held a two-goal lead over cross-town rival Corning West. Then, just like the lightning that forced a one-hour delay in the game’s start, the Trojans’ offense began to strike and when the final horn sounded, East celebrated a 20-4 victory.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Amber Bowe scored three goals Thursday, and Vestal used a big push after halftime to top Horseheads 10-6 and repeat as Section 4 Class B girls lacrosse champion. The Golden Bears (14-3) advanced to face Section 10 champion Massena on the road Wednesday.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Greg Coholan scored five goals and had four assists as fifth-seeded Irondequoit defeated fourth-seeded McQuaid 14-9 Thursday in a Section V Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinal. Nick Doktor scored three goals with one assist and Emmy Poccia also scored three goals for Irondequoit (10-7).
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from MetroWNY.com
Hamburg has started to become a staple as the top seed in the Section VI playoffs. On the other hand, being the No. 1 seed is quite new to fellow local Eden. While the three-time defending sectional champion Bulldogs took its rightful place at the top of Class B, Eden will follow suit as Class C’s top seed for the first time since the varsity program began five seasons ago.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
While St. Lawrence Central prevailed because of a dominating fourth quarter, Salmon River locked things well before halftime on Thursday evening as both claimed repeat sectional championships in boys lacrosse on the Potsdam Central turf field.
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from the Lewisboro Ledger
The John Jay boys lacrosse team advanced to the Section 1 Class B championship game with a 13-4 win over Ossining in Thursday's semifinal game in Cross River. The Indians will play Somers next Wednesday in the title game in White Plains.
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from LoHud.com
The Fox Lane girls lacrosse team defeated Yorktown 17-11 to win the first girls lacrosse title for Fox Lane.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Included on the preseason Tewaaraton Trophy "watch" list earlier this season was this weird entry: "Drew Bezek, Le Moyne College – Junior (Midfield), Lowville, N.Y." It was weird because the committee was calling out Bezek as an elite player, yet failed to get his grade (he’s a senior), position (he’s a close defender) or technically his hometown (it is Castorland) correct. Of the three gaffes in one phrase, the latter was the easiest to forgive.
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from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
North Carolina’s Laura Zimmerman has a lot of energy on a lacrosse field. It brims up to and beyond the boundaries from end-to-end and side-to-side. “I just love getting out onto the field,” she said. “I’ve always been taught to go, go, go.”
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from The Daily Northwestern
They must be putting something in the water in Rochester, New York. Over the past few years, Northwestern has recruited four players from Brighton High School in Rochester, including standouts like senior Danielle Spencer and recent graduate Hilary Bowen. “I’m comfortable sending my players to Northwestern because we know they are going to get a great education and that they are going to play for a program that values its players,” said Rich Curtis, lacrosse coach at Brighton.
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from LoHud.com
In a Class B semifinal at Somers, Kieran Donohue had three goals and an assist.
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from LoHud.com
Taking just a one-goal lead into the second half of the Class C semifinals against host Pleasantville, the Putnam Valley boys lacrosse team got an offensive spark from an unexpected player — goalie Brendan McCrudden.
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from USA Today
Around the Notre Dame athletics complex, Scott Rodgers fits in easily with his friends on the football team. Right now, he's just enjoying traveling like them. "I really like that chartered plane," says Rodgers, who is more accustomed to long bus rides on lacrosse road trips.
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from The Washington Post
The Greater Washington Sports Alliance is hoping to bring the 2013 and 2014 NCAA men's lacrosse Final Fours to 91,000- seat FedEx Field, with the U.S. Naval Academy as the host. The NCAA will announce the winning bid in late June, after the completion of the 2010 championship. Washington is among five cities vying for the bid; the NCAA would not release the other cities. The event is held on Memorial Day weekend each year.
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12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) announced today that the United States will be the host country of the 2014 FIL Men’s World Championship in Denver, Colo. US Lacrosse will host the quadrennial event with local support from the Denver Sports Commission and Denver lacrosse community. The championship games will be held at Dicks Sporting Goods Park from July 10 to 19, 2014. As many as 38 countries are expected to compete.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
So the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team will play for the Section III Class C-2 championship - but it didn't prove easy to get there. The top-seeded Brothers met no. 4 seed Tully in Wednesday night's C-2 semifinals at Marcellus. and it looked to be a mismatch, especially since the Brothers had blasted the Black Knights 15-6 just a week earlier.
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from the Baltimore Sun
If you believe Kevin Ridgway, the presence of the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team in the final four for the first time since 2001 shouldn't be a surprise. According to Ridgway, it's expected.
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from the Denver Post
Coach Cayel Dwyer's head felt a little lighter Thursday morning. Hours earlier, his Cherry Creek Bruins won yet another girls lacrosse championship — bringing the program total to eight. Dwyer had promised his team it could shave his head if Cherry Creek went undefeated en route to winning a state title. After a 19-0 season, the clippers came out.
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from the Mercer Island Reporter
For the sixth time in the past seven years the Mercer Island High School boys lacrosse team is headed to the state championship. After defeating two-time defending state champion Issaquah on Wednesday night 4-2 the Islanders move to Saturday night's final against Bellevue. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 Share 2:00PM
from the Baltimore Sun
Cornell ranks 15th in Division I in scoring this season, averaging 11.2 goals per game. Whether the No. 7 seed Big Red can continue that run against Notre Dame and senior goalkeeper Scott Rodgers in a NCAA Tournament semifinal on Saturday at 4 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is another matter.
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8:30AM
from Albany Times-Union
The first of three Section II girls' lacrosse title games were postponed today because of the hot temperatures. The heat index at game time (3:30 p.m.) was 96. Games cannot begin when the heat index is 96 or higher.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
At long last, a close post-season game went the way of the Marcellus girls lacrosse team. When the Mustangs knocked off unbeaten Jamesville-DeWitt 14-13 in Wednesday night's Class C-1 semifinal at Christian Brothers Academy, it got some redemption for the painful way in which the last two seasons ended.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
At times, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team's work may not be aesthetic or fast-paced as some successful instances in the past. But the Lakers have still reached a familiar spot - playing for a Section III title - through hard work and sticking to its game plan, regardless of how it might look.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
At just the right time, the Liverpool girls lacrosse team is displaying a lot of depth on its roster. All those contributions, and perhaps more, might be needed if the Warriors are going to upend defending champion West Genesee in Friday's Section III Class A semifinal at Christian Brothers Academy.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
South Jefferson held Carthage's top two threats to five goals and two assists in Wednesday's girls lacrosse Section 3 Class C-1 semifinal at Watertown High School. The problem was seven other Comets combined to score 14 goals as No. 1 Carthage routed No. 4 South Jefferson, 19-4.
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from Varsity845
The big question heading into the Section 9 boys' lacrosse tournament is if Warwick can defend its Class A championship. And can Wallkill end Saugerties' seven-year reign as Class B champion? Here is a breakdown of the tourney which kicks off Thursday:
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from LoHud.com
Kylee Harris beat Katie Frederick from right in front of the net to cap a run of five straight goals, and suddenly Yorktown's comfy lead over John Jay had shrunk to none with 12:43 left on the clock in the Class B semis.
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from LoHud.com
In a Class B quarterfinal at Ossining, Jackson Kane scored the go-ahead goal with five minutes left. Eric Schuster had four goals and an assist. Dan Leventhal scored six goals for the No. 12 seed Quakers. Fourth-seeded Ossining will visit No. 1 John Jay on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
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from the Buffalo News
The countdown to the Empire State Games is at 58 days, and the counting up to businesses that have helped surpassed an early goal of the Local Organizing Committee is at 17. The Games' LOC announced Monday that a team of 17 Buffalo-area companies pledged "close to $600,000 in cash and in-kind support" for the July 21-25 Games.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
When Dave Pietramala left Cornell for Johns Hopkins in 2000 to coach his alma mater, he was asked by Big Red athletic director Andy Noel to assess potential candidates to replace him. “I said ‘If you don’t hire Jeff Tambroni,” Pietramala recalled, “you’ll be making the biggest mistake of your life.’”
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from Inside Lacrosse
A source with close knowledge of the precedings confirmed this afternoon that Brown coach Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) has interviewed for the head coaching position at Penn State, open after Glenn Thiel's retirement earlier this month.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
I don’t know what most people’s Mondays were like, but I woke up to friends peppering me with e-mails and G-chats trying to figure out what had transpired in the "Lost" series finale.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
When Danielle Spencer was in seventh grade, Brighton girls lacrosse coach Rich Curtis handed her a lacrosse stick. Spencer felt like handing it right back. "He wanted me to play, but I was happy in soccer and field hockey," she said.

The following year, Curtis tried again. He asked Spencer to join a freshman girl named Hilary Bowen in the Brighton gym. Bowen's task was to teach Spencer how to pass and catch. And this time, Spencer caught the bug.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Who says Division I coaches don’t care about Division III? Due to the blue-chip mentality that has taken over the scholarship landscape of late, the top dogs are allowing more and more talented late-bloomers to trickle down to the D-III world. For Tufts University, this paradigm has netted the Jumbos junior attackman D.J. Hessler – the best player in the program’s history.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Le Moyne is no stranger to this stage. But the Dolphins, making their fifth straight NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse championship game appearance, are probably happy to be back in Baltimore rather than Foxboro.
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from Cornell Athletics
Quint Kessenich previews the upcoming NCAA championship weekend as he interviews Cornell senior attackman Ryan Hurley on his most recent ESPNU Podcast. Along with his conversation with Hurley, Kessenich interviews Duke's Mike Manley, Notre Dame's Grant Krebs, ESPNU analyst Mark Dixon, Inside Lacrosse's Danielle Bernstein and Christian Swezey of the Washington Post.
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from Stevenson Athletics
For the second-straight year, Stevenson men's lacrosse senior Steve Kazimer (Henninger) was named as the Division III recipient of the USILA Lt. Col. J.I. Turnbull Award which is presented annually to the nation's Outstanding Attackman.

Kazimer joins Jack Harmatuk (CBA) of LeMoyne who was selected as the recipient in Division II.
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from Cortland Athletics
Three members of the SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse team have earned Division III All-America honors for the 2010 season. It is the second campaign in a row that the Red Dragons have had three honorees.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Three Hamilton College women's lacrosse players were selected to the 2010 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Upstate All-Star Team on May 25. Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) and Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) were placed on the first team. Liz Rave '10 (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington HS) landed on the second team.
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from Hobart Athletics
Earlier this month, Silberlicht graduated with a bachelor’s degree in movement studies. A three-time Dean’s List honoree, he was also a 2006-07 Hobart Deans Scholar. Silberlicht has been named to the ECAC All-Academic team three times.
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from LaxPower
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced the 2010 Scholar All-Americans for Men's Divisions I, II, and III. The full list:
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from the Baltimore Sun
Since Inside Lacrosse reported Monday the decision by attackmen Tom and Matt Palasek to transfer from Johns Hopkins, there’s been a sufficient amount of hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing by Blue Jays fans.
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from the Baltimore Sun
The 2010 induction class includes Scott Bacigalupo, Michael Burnett, Harry McNamara "Mac" Ford, Eleanor Keady Gaffney, Francesca Den Hartog, Jack Kaley, Bonnie Rosen and Mary McCarthy Stefano.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Share 10:00AM

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from Inside Lacrosse
Le Moyne, Cortland, and Geneseo combine for six special player awards. The awards are chosen by coaches of the divisions in which they are awarded. Resumes added by the staff of Inside Lacrosse.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
"They came out playing their game," CBA coach Mike Stagnitta said. "We had a couple turnovers and you can't turn the ball over when you have three, four guys that are putting up 60 points for the season. They took advantage of it."
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from The Corning Leader
The Corning East and Corning West girls lacrosse teams each had little trouble advancing Tuesday in the Section IV, Class C playoffs to set up one final meeting. The two victories will set up a Section IV, Class C title game that could double as the last-ever meeting between East and West in any sport, barring a postseason meeting between the schools’ baseball or softball teams. Starting next fall, all sports at East and West will be combined into district teams in order to help save the district money.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
Taking a feed from Chris Cook, Jake Guy netted the deciding goal with 1:43 left in overtime as ninth-seeded Tully nipped the Mustangs in another Class C tourney opener.
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from Cornell Athletics
No. 7 Cornell will travel to Baltimore, Md., to face Notre Dame in the national semifinal of the 2010 NCAA tournament as the two teams meet at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, May 29, at 4:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPN2, as well as online at www.ESPN360.com, with Sean McDonough calling the action, while Quint Kessenich serves as color analyst. The game against the Fighting Irish marks the third time since 2007 that Cornell will play in the NCAA Final Four.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Steve Mock's emergence this May on the lacrosse field is one of those unexpected developments when the proverbial light bulb flickers on suddenly and burns bright.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Years from now, it's conceivable that Max Seibald could be credited with helping to bring in a new era in Cornell Lacrosse. The multi-talented middie from Long Island took the Big Red to two Final Fours in his four years in Ithaca, N.Y., including the 2009 NCAA Championship when Cornell fell in overtime to Syracuse.
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from The Post-Standard
Alf Jacques of the Onondaga Turtle Clan learned how to make wooden lacrosse sticks as a boy alongside his father. With high school and college lacrosse playoffs looming, Jacques continues to make his sticks out of wood. (Video by John Berry, 1:38)
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from The Palladium Times
Jamesville-DeWitt varsity girls lacrosse standout Ashriel West poured in seven goals and handed out two assists as the Red Rams charged past Mexico 25-8 on Monday in the opening round of the Section III Class C playoffs.
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from MetroWNY.com
So, Mike Burke decided to move Mackowiak to a new position, defensive middie, and the move has paid off. Mackowiak and Dan Vogl were the two best players on the field as Timon rolled to a 13-2 semifinal win over Canisius in boys’ lacrosse.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Horseheads outscored visiting Union-Endicott by four goals in the second half Tuesday to come away with an 11-10 victory in a Section 4, Class B girls lacrosse semifinal.
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from LoHud.com
Kylee Harris beat Katie Frederick from right in front of the net to cap a run of five straight goals, and suddenly Yorktown's comfy lead over John Jay had shrunk to none with 12:43 left on the clock in the Class B semis. "I was freaking out," Lindsay Scott said. "We all know that John Jay scores in bunches. I was getting really worried."
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from LaxPower
The top-ranking conferences in men's Divisions I, II, and III were the ACC, Northeast 10, and NESCAC, respectively. The ACC has finished in the top spot since 2002, the first year the analysis was done. In 2010, there wasn't a close second, and the only two out-of-conference losses were both at the hands of Notre Dame. For women's Divisions I, II, and III, the top-ranking conferences were . . .
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from ESPN
The police squad car zipped down the city streets, sirens on full blast, and sped into the parking lot. The police trainee jumped out and ran into the store. Five minutes, 10 mouth guards and $95 later, the police officer trainee zoomed back to the lacrosse field.
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from Peter Lasagna/Inside Lacrosse
Everyone starts over in June. Whether at the pinnacle of the college lacrosse food chain, focused on Sensational Sophomores and Rising Juniors, or in the migrating herds that still seek 2011 Seniors, each coach hits the trail in search of the next Paul Rabil.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
There was a period in late February when Jeff Tambroni said it would be a bonus if either Michael Howe or Mike Bronzino, both close defensemen, contributed anything to the 2010 Cornell men’s lacrosse team. Howe, a senior, was coming off major shoulder surgery after performing at a high level on the Big Red’s NCAA runner-up team in 2009. Bronzino, a freshman, suffered a broken wrist that required surgical repair in the team’s final postseason scrimmage after solidifying himself as Cornell’s third starter at close.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The North/South game began in 1940, when Baltimore hosted the inaugural game, and has been the site for 22 North/South contests, including the first seven games. The last time the North/South game was held in Baltimore was 2007 at Calvert Hall.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The USILA is proud to announce the rosters of the 2010 North/South All-Star Game, presented by LaxWorld. The 2010 Lax World/USILA North/South games will be held on Friday, May 28 at Goucher College in Towson, MD. The Division III game will start at 3 p.m. at Beldon Field, while the Division I/II contest begins at 5:30 p.m.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
If you're staying in town this weekend, here's the place to be!
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
It was not that long along that Rochester Knighthawk Scott Ditzell was preparing for Championship Weekend with the Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team. Just six years ago, the Geneva, NY, native and four-year National Lacrosse League defenseman was traveling to Baltimore for what would be his first and only time in the Final Four.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The official website of the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks, knighthawks,net, will chat with Webster native and Duke midfielder Mike Catalino this week about the Blue Devils chances in Championship Weekend.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks players will trade in their lacrosse sticks for golf clubs at the 18th Annual Karen Readel Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 12th. Aaron Bold, Scott and Shawn Evans, and Broadcaster Craig Rybczynski will attend the daylong event at Old Hickory Golf Course in Livonia, NY, to raise money for CP Rochester.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell University ticket allotment for the 2010 NCAA men’s lacrosse championship weekend is sold out as of Monday morning at 11 a.m. Fans who still wish to attend the games can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.

The games will be held May 29-31, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. Cornell will face Notre Dame in the first semifinal on Saturday, May 29 at 4 p.m. The game will be followed by the Virginia/Duke match-up, which is slated to begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. The winners of the semifinal games will advance to the national championship on Monday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Just the fact that Cazenovia had made it this far was remarkable enough. To make the playoffs, the Lakers had to win three of its last four games. Then, in the first round of the C-2 playoffs on May 22, the Lakers trailed General Brown at halftime before coming back to beat the Lions 16-13.

In many ways, the team perfectly reflected one person who wasn't on the field in body, but certainly in spirit. Taylor Matt played for the varsity lacrosse Lakers before the recurrence of her leukemia in the fall galvanized the entire Cazenovia community.

Video highlights from YNN
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
The Westhill Warriors, seeded sixth in Class C-2, upset third-seeded J-E behind four goals each from Emily Haggerty and Caroline Buonocore. Brenna Rainone added three goals and an assist.

Fourth-seeded Tully opened an 8-1 lead at halftime and hung on for the Class C-2 win over fifth-seeded Watertown IHC. Jessica Riggall scored three times for Tully.

Updated Brackets
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Whitley Perry scored four goals as No. 4 South Jefferson advanced to the Section 3 semifinals with a 9-7 victory over No. 5 Cortland on Monday in girls lacrosse. Alyssa Scordo supplied two goals and an assist, Carly VanTassel added a goal and two assists, and Kayla Scully saved 16 shots for South Jefferson (12-4 overall), which will play the Comets on Wednesday at Carthage.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
It took less than 90 seconds for the Carthage girls lacrosse team to show Homer why it's been to three consecutive state final fours. The top-seeded Comets took a four-goal lead in that time over the No. 9 Trojans, eventually winning 20-3 in the quarterfinals of the Section 3 Class C-1 playoffs Monday.
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from the Onondaga Nation
The Iroquois Nationals Board of Directors selected Dr. Percy Abrams the Executive Director of the Iroquois Nationals. Dr. Abrams imparts a strong understanding of the Haudenosaunee culture, the history of the game, and the future of the sport. He provides a distinct vision as the Executive Director.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
Photos from the victory.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Warm temperatures greeted three local girls high school lacrosse teams as they set out Monday for action in the Section III Class C playoffs. Two of them, Westhill and Jordan-Elbridge, faced each other in the Class C-2 quarterfinals, and in a reversal of what took place four days earlier on that same field, the Warriors eliminated the Eagles 12-8.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Semifinalist SUNY Cortland leads the way with three first-team honors, as Chis Deluca made the midfield, Justin Schneidman the defense and Tom Burke was honored as a short-stick specialist. Stevenson, Gettysburg and Roanoke had two first-team honors each, with Jimmy Dailey and Steve Kazimer (attack) making it for the Mustangs, Kyle McGrath (midfield) and Timothy Kurpis (defense) for the Bullets and Steve Simmons (LSM) and Sam Love (defense) for the Maroons.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The game, which features top players from Division III pulled from any teams that did not make the Championship game, will take place on Friday afternoon at Goucher College in Towson, MD. Play begins at 3PM, and will be followed by the Division I and II North/South All-Star game at the same location.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“We ended our relationship very amicably,” Pietramala said. “In the end, both parties think it's the best thing for both groups. We wish them well and we will do what we can to help them as they seek out a new opportunity.”
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from the Corning Leader
Decker helped form a nine-person committee – which he is a part of – that will begin interviewing coaching candidates this Tuesday and Wednesday for fall and winter sports teams for the newly formed Corning district programs. For those counting, district coaching jobs in football, volleyball, girls tennis, boys basketball, girls basketball and bowling will be filled in the coming weeks. Since spring sports are still in season, district coaching slots in baseball, softball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse and boys tennis will be decided on at a later date.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Former Lowville boys lacrosse standout Drew Bezek has been honored with an NCAA Division II first team All-America selection.
Monday, May 24, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
NCAA finalists Le Moyne and C.W. Post are represented by three first-team selections each, with attackman Jack Harmatuk, midfielder Matt Chadderdon and defender Drew Bezek earning top honors for the Dolphins and LSM Joseph Blount, face-off specialist Mike Cama and defender Richard Schmidt making first-team for the Pioneers.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Bittersweet is an apt description for a college graduation day. Throw in the adrenaline-pumping experience of playing in a national championship game during commencement, and Sunday is a day that will never be forgotten by the 2010 Hamilton College women’s lacrosse team.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association and US Lacrosse are proud to announce that the U.S. Men's National Team (Team USA) will play an exhibition game vs. The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association All Stars on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ulrich Sports Complex at Lehigh University. This exhibition game will be one of only three games that Team USA plays this summer as they prepare for the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in Manchester, England from July 15-24.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It was an ugly not-so-instant replay of favored Syracuse’s upset loss to Army a week earlier. The Cortland men’s lacrosse team squandered a four-goal lead and fells to Tufts 10-9 Sunday afternoon, ending the Red Dragons' shot at fifth consecutive Division III title game and second consecutive national championship.

"Hey, we were the team that played without a lot of poise on offense," Cortland coach Steve Beville said, echoing the feeling SU players had after their loss. "We built a lead, we peppered them with shots, they stayed the course and hung in there and kept fighting back, and we didn’t respond well to their run."

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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
This time, Cornell forged a huge halftime lead and stubbornly refused to surrender it.

The Big Red dominated Army 14-5 in the NCAA Division I lacrosse quarterfinals Sunday at sold-out LaValle Stadium to advance to the final four for the second straight season and the third time in the last four years.

Post-Standard Photos
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from Cornell Athletics
For the third time in four years, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has advanced to the NCAA Final Four. The Big Red got outstanding efforts throughout the lineup in a 14-5 victory over Army on Sunday afternoon at LaVelle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. Cornell jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and then used a tremendous six-goal run after halftime to put the game away. Cornell will face Notre Dame on Saturday, May 29 at Ravens Stadium in Baltimore, Md. at 4 p.m.

With post-game press conferences and box score.
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from Army Athletics
Cornell scored the first four goals of the game and used a string of six unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to pull away and defeat Army, 14-5, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, Sunday at Stony Brook's Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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from Cortland Athletics
Tufts sophomore Kevin McCormick (Laytonsville, MD/Georgetown Prep) scored with three minutes remaining in regulation and sophomore goalie Steven Foglietta (Oceanside) stuffed Cortland senior Brandon Misiszek's (New Hartford) last-second shot as the nationally sixth-ranked Jumbos knocked off the defending national champion third-ranked Red Dragons, 10-9, in the NCAA Div. III Semifinals Sunday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College fired two shots in the final 10 seconds of the game, but Salisbury University hung on to edge the Continentals, 7-6 in the 2010 NCAA Division III national championship game played at Gettysburg’s Clark Field on May 23.
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from LaxLessons.com
With first-round action now complete throughout the area, and the quarterfinals in the books in the FCIAC, here’s how this week’s schedule looks for the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.
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from the Baltimore Sun
One day after his Maryland's men's lacrosse team was upset in the NCAA quarterfinals, Dave Cottle resigned as coach Sunday. Cottle told The Baltimore Sun he met with his team Sunday afternoon to announce his decision, and later said he has no immediate plans.
Sunday, May 23, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Consider: The Red Dragons (17-2) will enter today’s 1 p.m. D-III semifinal vs. Tufts (18-1) at Cortland with a record of 173-37 since the start of the 2000 season, a winning percentage of .824. They have had four head coaches in that time frame. They have won nine SUNYAC titles in that 11-year period and have been to 10 consecutive NCAA Tournaments. They have advanced to four consecutive NCAA finals and have won two national championships.

Rich Barnes led them to the promised land in 2006 in his lone season as interim coach, a 13-12 overtime victory over perennial powerhouse Salisbury. Steve Beville repeated the feat last season, capping his third season at the helm with a 9-7 victory over Gettysburg in the title game.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
The Big Red will start four freshmen Sunday. Another will see significant minutes on Cornell’s shifting midfield lines. None of the other eight teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament starts more than one freshman.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
After working so hard just to reach the Section III Class C-2 playoffs, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team had no time to regroup before the eliminations began. With the Lakers sitting as the no. 8 seed in C-2, it would have to go right into playoff action Saturday against no. 9 seed General Brown in the opening round at the Fenner Street complex.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Alexis Garbarino and Ashley Yale each scored a game-high four goals to lead Maine-Endwell over Chenango Forks 19-3 in a Section 4 Class C girls lacrosse quarterfinal on Saturday. The Spartans (12-5) scored early and often and led 15-2 at halftime.
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from The Denver Post
No disrespect to Cherry Creek's three previous boys lacrosse state championship teams, Bruins coach Bryan Perry emphatically said, but the group that hoisted the 2010 state trophy at Invesco Field at Mile High on Saturday could cause a grown man to cry.
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from
It's time for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's boys lacrosse state tournament. As usual, it will be the field against top-ranked Brother Rice which has won every state championship since the MHSAA began sponsoring the sport five years ago. In addition, the Warriors own 11 other state titles prior to that and have not lost to a Michigan-based team since 2002.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team can spend Sunday celebrating its fifth consecutive trip to the Division II national championship game. Coach Dan Sheehan and his assistants will have no such luxury.

"I’d be lying to you if I told you I wasn’t excited about going to Baltimore," Sheehan said. "Baltimore’s been pretty good to us over the years (Le Moyne won titles there in 2004 and 2007). Outside of the game being on Sunday at 3 o’clock, you know, the staff has got some work to do tonight and all day tomorrow so we can have a productive day of practice (Monday)."
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from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College advanced to the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championship game for the second time in the last three years, as the Continentals defeated Franklin & Marshall College 12-7 in a semifinal game held at Gettysburg College’s Clark Field on May 22.

The Continentals (21-0 overall) remain the only undefeated lacrosse team in all three divisions and across both genders. Franklin & Marshall finished its season with 16-4 overall record.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The No. 10 Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team shut down No. 7 James Madison in the second half to upset the Dukes, 7-3, and advance to its second Final Four in program history. Senior Halley Quillinan paced the Orange offense with three goals, while junior Liz Hogan registered 12 saves and broke Syracuse’s single-season saves record (202). Syracuse faces No. 1 Maryland in Towson, Md. on Friday, May 28 at either 5:30 or 8 p.m. in the national semifinals.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior attackmen Jack Harmatuk (Syracuse, N.Y./Syracuse U.) and Vinnie Alexander (Syracuse, N.Y./Onondaga C.C.) scored three goals each to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 11-7 win over fifth-ranked Limestone in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.

With the win, the Dolphins advance to their fifth consecutive National Championship. The Dolphins will face top-ranked C.W. Post on Sunday, May 30 at 3:00 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Information on tickets, tailgating and parking for next Sunday's game will be available on Monday at 5:00 p.m. at www.lemoynedolphins.com/ncaa.
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from Cortland Athletics
Cortland Internet Radio will be broadcasting Cortland's men's lacrosse NCAA Div. III semifinal game vs. Tufts Sunday at 1 p.m. (12:40 p.m. pre-game). Tufts University will also feature a live video web cast. The game also features live stats.
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from Mike Barber via Syracuse.com
For the second time in three years, the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team is final four bound. Senior Halley Quillinan had three goals and an assist as the Orange overcame a 3-2 deficit at the half, outscoring James Madison 5-0 after the break to win 7-3 in the pouring rain and advance to play No. 1 Maryland on Friday at Towson, Md.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
A pair of brothers from Vestal will look to help defending national champion SUNY-Cortland earn a fifth consecutive berth in the NCAA Division III lacrosse championship game. Chris and Sam Dutkowsky are midfielders on a Red Dragons squad that will bring a 17-2 record and 16-game win streak into a semifinal against Tufts (18-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday at the SUNY-Cortland Stadium Complex.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
When the post-season rolls around in Section III boys lacrosse, mere banners are not the only thing considered. All the powers really want is to play on the second Saturday in June - to take that long and draining bus to Long Island, reach Stony Brook University, and play for a state title.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
They've sweated in early-April heat and shivered through May snow, felt sharp winds at their backs and into their faces.....wait a minute, you didn't look to this blog for poetry. Mostly, the girls of Section III lacrosse just played the game, with passion and spirit. And now 27 of them will answer the playoff call.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
Tegan Brown is a 24-year-old freshman completing her one and only season of eligibility with the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team. An airplane reservation for June 6 is booked to carry Brown home to Australia. It comes a week after the Final Four.
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from Limestone Athletics
The Saints and Dolphins have met once already this season that on March 7th with Le Moyne victorious 8-6 in a neutral site showdown in Severna Park, Maryland. Limestone sophomore attack Jackson Decker scored two goals on as many shots and added one assist while seniors Jake Rogalia (Liverpool) and Sean Bennett each had four ground balls with Rogalia scoring once.

Meanwhile junior Matt Chadderon (Auburn) led the Dolphins scoring five goals on nine shots and grabbed a trio of ground balls. Junior Corey Bulken (Baldwinsville) collected five ground balls.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The NCAA Division III men trim the field down to a pair of title contenders for Baltimore on Sunday while the women settle the entire season when they converge on Gettysburg for both the semis and finals over the weekend.
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from Cornell Athletics
No. 7 Cornell will travel to Stony Brook, N.Y., to face Army in the quarterfinals of the 2010 NCAA tournament when the two teams meet at LaValle Stadium on Sunday, May 23, at 12:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU with Eamon McAnaney calling the action, while Quint Kessenich and former Army coach Jack Emmer provide color analyst.

The game against the Black Knights marks the sixth time in head coach Jeff Tambroni's 10-year career with the Big Red that he will take Cornell to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
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from Army Athletics
The Army lacrosse team will play Cornell this Sunday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The Black Knights are in the hunt for a berth in the NCAA Tournament semifinals after upsetting heavily favored Syracuse, 9-8, in a double-OT first-round thriller last week at the Carrier Dome.

Army earned an automatic berth to the big dance after defeating Navy, 11-8, in the Patriot League Tournament Championship game three weeks ago at Michie Stadium to clinch its ninth conference championship and first since the PL went to a tournament format in 2004.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
With the Section 4 Conference Division II title already clinched, one significant regular-season goal remained for the Seton Catholic Central boys lacrosse team on Friday. Perfection. The Saints achieved just that, withstanding a spirited effort by Johnson City for a 12-9 victory over the visiting Wildcats.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Having won state Class B championships in the past, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team knows that the only ranking that counts is the one taken at season’s end. Still, it had to be quite an honor that, in the wake of the its dramatic, come-from-behind 7-6 win at Carthage on May 15, the undefeated Red Rams moved to no. 1 in the ensuing state Class B poll.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
An air of excitement permeated as the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team fended off two big rivals and entered the Section III Class C playoffs with the belief that it can win back the title it loss to Carthage a year ago.
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from MPNnow.com
On Senior Night at Canandaigua Academy Thursday, the Canandaigua Braves boys lacrosse team had 17 seniors recognized for their years of commitment to the program. Then those 17 seniors went out and scored the bulk (12) of the Braves’ goal, leading them to the 17-3 win over the Brockport Blue Devils.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Frontier League champion Carthage earned the No. 2 seed in Class B to highlight the three-team league contingent in the 2010 Section 3 boys lacrosse playoffs.
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12:15AM
from The Ithaca Journal
The 2010 Ithaca High boys lacrosse team firmly secured its place in the history books Friday night, becoming the first Little Red team to finish the regular season with an undefeated record since 1966 after throttling host Corning East, 15-7, at Corning Stadium.

In doing so, Ithaca captured the Section 4 Conference championship outright for the first time "in a long time," assistant coach Mark Wenham said.
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from The Post-Standard
The Section 3 Boys playoffs begin with Class "C" opening round games on May 25th, and conclude with Class "B" and "C" Championship Games June 2nd, Class "A" on June 4th.

We will be working to set these up in bracket format at Lax 3.0
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from The Post-Standard
The Section 3 Girls playoffs begin with Class "C" opening round games on May 24th, and conclude with Class "A" and "B" Championship Games June 1st @ SUNY Cortland.

We will be working to set these up in bracket format at Lax 3.0
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour, Inc. announced today the roster of the Upstate New York girls who will represent their region at the 2010 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournament. The sport’s most prestigious underclassmen tournament will feature girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, and Washington, D.C.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Coaches are always looking for "teaching opportunities." Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan had one handed to him Sunday night in the form of Syracuse’s upset loss to Army in the opening round of the Division I NCAA Tournament. Is there a lesson there?

"Absolutely," junior attackman Jack Harmatuk said. "Especially in the playoffs. Any day can be your last day. You just have to go out every single day in the playoffs and give everything you have. Win or go home."
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from Syracuse Athletics
Saturday’s game will be broadcast on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area and on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates. Tickets for the quarterfinal contest are $5 for adults and $3 for students, children and senior citizens.
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from LaxPower
Links to all six divisions.
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from the Elmira Star Gazette
Pierce Derkac thrives in full-speed pursuit, crashing into a scrum of players in open space and coming away with a possession-turning ground ball. The instinctive act, one Derkac is as good at doing as any defenseman Jeff Tambroni has coached in his 10 years at Cornell, is strikingly similar to a unique activity Derkac was raised on, in and around his parents' 100-acre recreational horse farm in the mountain ranges near Charlottesville, Va.
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from The Ithaca Journal
Figuratively speaking, of course, but when Cornell's players and coaches look in the mirror, they see a whole lot of Army looking back at them. So when the two teams meet at noon Sunday in an NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinal at Stony Brook, it'll be a matchup of very similar, blue-collar like styles.
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from the Buffalo News
6:55 p.m. We're online from the press box at Paul Fitzpatrick Field at George J. Hartman Playfields here at what is commonly referred to as Tifft Farms. Quite a mouthful. We're to have some sort of senior night tribute here.
Friday, May 21, 2010 Share 3:15PM
from the Buffalo News
Gowanda varsity lacrosse players will face off Tuesday against Jamestown on Hillis Field in a homecoming of sorts. But head coach Ray Logan will not be coaching the team, and school officials are not saying why.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Topping each class are No. 1 seeds Shenendehowa (Class A), Niskayuna (Class B) and Glens Falls (Class C). Play begins on Saturday and the title games will be played at the University at Albany June 1 and 2.
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from William Smith Athletics
William Smith senior attacker Molly Fitzgerald and sophomore midfielder Lucy Johnson were named to the 2010 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Empire Region second team. Fitzgerald is a four-time all-region selection, while Johnson is making her second straight appearance on the All-Empire squad.
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from Major League Lacrosse
If there was ever a baby born with a lacrosse stick in his hands, it was Brett Queener. His parents coach. His sister played at Yale and his brother played at Georgetown. The Queener boys overlapped in high school and won the New York state championship when Brice was a senior and Brett was a sophomore. Brett then attended Albany and is now in his third season in Major League Lacrosse and has a Brett a career save average of 62.4% playing against the best in the world.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Registration is underway for the 2010 MLL Draft. Graduating college seniors interested in being part of the player pool need to fill out the form below.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Machine Head Coach talks following Chicago's week one win over Toronto.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse referee Roy Condon wore a wireless microphone during the week one game between Boston and Denver.
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9:15AM
from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
Fayetteville-Manlius senior midfielder Mike O’Neil had taken the field against the West Genesee lacrosse team six times in his career with the belief that the night he would finally slay the Wildcats had arrived. All six times, West Genesee proved him wrong.

Thursday night began exactly like those other half-dozen head-butts against the wall. This time, O’Neil made sure there’d be a different ending. O’Neil scored three times, including the game-winner with 3 minutes, 28 seconds left in regulation, to hoist the Hornets to an 8-7 victory at West Genesee and give F-M its first victory over its rival since 2006.

Post-Standard Photos | YNN Video Highlights
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
It wasn't just that the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team claimed the CNY Counties League National division regular-season championship - it was how they earned that title which made it special.

The Bees won despite little production outside its front line. Billy Ward had five goals and two assists, while Kyle Styer picked up four goals and one assist and Dom Darcangelo scored three times. Wes Lawrence added one goal and one assist as Evan States added an assist, too.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
What was true in the early stages of the season remains true now as the playoffs near - the West Genesee girls lacrosse team remains in front of the Class A pack, and might not get caught. The Wildcats reinforced this point Thursday night, at Fayetteville-Manlius, where its depth, balance and strong all-around game wore down the Hornets and produced a 16-10 victory.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
With apologies to all the great offensive players who have worn Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse jerseys this century, the Dolphins’ ascension to Division II national power has been the result of impeccable team defense.

"Absolutely," said Le Moyne coach Dan Sheehan, whose team will make its ninth consecutive Final Four appearance when it faces Limestone (12-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Le Moyne. "We’ve talked about that a lot at practice. And it’s no different this year."
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from beliefnet.com
The photograph of me holding the lacrosse stick with my sixteen-year-old son and his West Genesee friends was taken after they challenged me to a lacrosse contest with their junior varsity goalie. I was wearing my favorite pink shirt that stated, "Well behaved women rarely make history." The photo is a token of the challenge I took on with these young men, hoping they would see that girls and women can do anything boys and men can do. I wore it proudly and won their respect even though I lost the contest.
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from YNN.com
Miles Thompson scored eight goals to lead the Lafayette boys lacrosse team to a 17-4 win over Onondaga Thursday night. (Video 0:19)
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from WKBW
The melee was an orchestrated fight between two members of the junior varsity lacrosse team, students said. Students said it was not the first time teammates have participated in such activities in the boy's locker room.
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from YNN.com
Thanks to the Black Knights, it's now up to the SU women to carry the torch for Orange lacrosse in the NCAA quarterfinals this weekend. The ladies got in a final workout on campus Thursday afternoon before leaving for Virginia to take on the James Madison Dukes Saturday afternoon.(Video 0:46)
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from ESPN
As often happens after a big win, the messages started to flood Army goalie Tom Palesky's cell phone and crowd his Facebook page. Just how many Palesky couldn't quite quantify. "More than I've gotten the entire time I've been on Facebook," he said.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Army men's lacrosse coach Joe Alberici wouldn't go as far as to say it was the turning point of the season -- "I think every game we've had, we've learned a little something from," he said -- but there's little question the Black Knights' season changed in the days and weeks following a 17-2 loss to Hofstra on March 30.
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from the Dallas Morning News
The goalie for Army, which last week knocked off defending national champion Syracuse on Sunday, is junior Tom Palesky. Sophomore James MacGibbon, another Plano alum who is the son of Plano lacrosse coach Kevin MacGibbon, is an attacker for Army.
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from the Baltimore Sun
"I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about it at all," sophomore midfielder Jake Bernhardt said Tuesday. "I was just taking an exam, and I was thinking about it. I would like to sit here and say, ‘Since Syracuse is gone, we’re going to definitely make it.’ But we’ve got Notre Dame this weekend, and they’re not going to be a pushover. We’ve got all of these other great teams that we’ve got to get past first. We just have to focus on Notre Dame this weekend."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
“His sophomore year, he literally made the team as an attackman just because he had outworked everyone in our program from top to bottom and we value that, and we appreciated that,” said Tufts head coach Mike Daly. “We said ‘Alec, you made the team and we love your work ethic, but we’d like you to change to long pole midfielder and help us out there.’ ‘No coach, I’m an attackman.’”
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse junior goalie John Galloway was named to the ESPN The Magazine Men’s Academic All-District I At-Large First Team on Thursday, May 20. It marks the second time in three seasons the Orange has had a player earn academic all-district first-team honors (Mike Leveille, 2008).
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Olivia Jarem has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Women's At-Large All-District I Academic Team, as chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
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from the Watertown Daily Times
SUNY Cobleskill freshman Shane Francis, a former Salmon River athlete, was named the college men's lacrosse team's Most Valuable Player for this past season.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Former Immaculate Heart Central player Michael Bulger was one of three recipients of Utica College's Richard "Dick" Miller Most Inspirational Award, Utica College has announced.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Penn State sophomore attackman Matt Mackrides has been granted a temporary release from the university, and is exploring possible transfer options, according to a family source. Mike Mackrides, Matt's father, told IL Matt has already looked at three potential schools and is planning a visit to a fourth program, though the family did not disclose which programs they were examining. There is also a possibility that Matt will stay at Penn State, said Mike Mackrides.
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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.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
An unstoppable midfielder. An impenetrable defense. An abundance of poise gleaned from annual appearances in the do-or-die NCAA Tournament. It’s a great time to be the Cortland lacrosse team.
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from YNN.com
The Cortland men's lacrosse team earned its fifth straight trip to the NCAA Division III final four with a 15-7 win over RIT on Wednesday. Cortland (17-2) has now won 16 straight games and will host 18-1 Tufts in the national semifinals Sunday at a time to be determined. (Video 1:41)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine has in depth recaps of Wednesday's D-III Quarterfinals.

D-III Brackets from LaxPower
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from The New York Times
There is sports and there is real life. Sometimes they’re on the same page, sometimes they’re on separate planets, and sometimes there’s a little of both, like the picture of the Apache helicopter on the wall and the Lady Gaga song pouring out of the locker room at the Truxtun Lacrosse Center at the United States Military Academy.
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from YNN.com
It's not the rematch the Big Red was probably hoping for, but it'll be a rematch nonetheless when Cornell meets Army in the national quarterfinals this weekend. Both teams that won in overtime in round one and they both played an overtime game against each other earlier this season. (Back-to-back videos)
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
Ross Gillum describes his hometown of Plano, Texas as hot and flat, a place where lacrosse took a distant back seat to the state's football obsession. But this weekend, at Stony Brook, two natives of unlikely Plano will participate in the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals. Gillum is the freshman attackman/midfielder for Cornell. Tom Palesky is the goalkeeper for Army. Their teams meet Sunday at noon on Long Island to decide which advances to the lacrosse final four in Baltimore.
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from the Buffalo News
The parents had asked for 15 players who were not in the locker room, and the 19 who were present but who were not fighting, to be allowed to finish the season. The board reinstated the 15 players. Seventeen of the 22 in the locker room at the time of the incident were given a suspension, from May 4, when the district discovered the incident, to Thursday. They also must undergo counseling.
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from The Palladium Times
On the strength of a dynamic offensive attack, the Mexico varsity girls lacrosse team outscored Whitesboro 19-7 Tuesday on Senior Night at Mexico High School. Senior Tigers Casey Fleming, Cassandra DeLong, Becca Clark, and Stevie Lombardoni celebrated their varsity careers in a ceremony before the game.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Though a young group that took all kinds of early hits, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team hung in there – and in the last days of the regular season earned a trip back to the Section III Class C playoffs. The Brothers’ clincher came in last Tuesday’s trip to Westhill. With superb defense and hot work in goal from Jake Stephens, CBA beat the Warriors 7-4.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Even with the Section III Class AA playoffs looming, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team still has a big goal to pursue – namely, the CNY Counties League National division regular-season title. A chance for that crown will come Thursday night, when the Bees play at Cicero-North Syracuse.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Christian Brothers Academy's girls lacrosse team got a scare from LaFayette on Monday night - but in the end, the state-Class C no. 10-ranked Brothers prevailed for at 16-13 victory at Grimshaw Elementary School.

CBA/Tully video from YNN.com 0:37
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from Varsity 845
Kingston (15-1) is the top seed and is the best team in the section. And it has the best player in the section in senior midfielder Ariana Parker. The Tigers are the defending champions, are undefeated in Section 9 this year and have won seven of the last eight Class A titles. The only blemish was a 13-12 loss to Pine Bush in 2006.
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from Varsity 845
The Saugerties girls' lacrosse team, which is the Section 9 Class B champion because there are no other Class B teams, has decided not to participate in the state tournament this year after receiving the automatic bid.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Back in the preseason, Joe Alberici told Jeremy Boltus his junior season would not be judged by offensive statistics. “His job was how the attack unit performed,” said Alberici, now in his fifth season as head coach of the Army men’s lacrosse program.

That line of thinking stemmed from the graduation of linemates Jason Peyer and Brooks Korvin, who combined for 58 goals and 21 assists in 2009. Boltus would have two new, inexperienced teammates to play with in the offensive third, and opposing defenses were going to focus in on the 6-foot-1, 190-pound playmaker out of Baldwinsville, near Syracuse.
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from ESPN
There may be no greater jubilation to experience in the game of lacrosse than that which comes from winning an overtime game. Cornell and Army both felt that joy over the weekend in multiple-overtime first-round NCAA tournament victories and will face each other Sunday (ESPNU, noon ET) in the quarterfinal round, with an opportunity to advance to the Final Four in Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend. Sunday's game is the first of a doubleheader at Stony Brook's Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

The Cornell Big Red advanced with an 11-10 win at home over Loyola, after junior defender Max Feely scored his first career goal in the third overtime period. Cornell withstood a Loyola comeback, as the Greyhounds rallied from a 9-2 deficit to tie the contest. The Army Black Knights pulled the biggest upset of the tournament's opening round . . .
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team broke open a close game with seven consecutive goals over a nine minute, 47 second span in the third quarter and went on to defeat 14th-ranked RIT, 15-7, Wednesday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

the story from RIT
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from Cornell Athletics
Quint Kessenich interviews Cornell sophomore attackman Rob Pannell about the team’s upcoming trip to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals on his most recent ESPNU Podcast.
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from Hamilton Athletics
For the third straight year, Hamilton College is one of the last four teams standing as the Continentals roll into the final weekend of the 2010 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championships at Gettysburg College's Clark Field in Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23.
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from William Smith Athletics
Eight members of the William Smith College lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2010 Liberty League Women’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team. To be eligible for the all-academic team, student-athletes must have a full year of attendance at their institution, and carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
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from Cornell Athletics
Fans that purchased tickets from Cornell University to attend the 2010 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Stony Brook can begin to pick up their tickets on Thursday from the Cornell Athletic Ticket Office in Bartels Hall. Those unable to pick up their tickets in Ithaca will have several Will Call options in Stony Brook. Photo ID is required for all Will Call locations.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Army’s first-round upset of 11-time reigning national champion Syracuse is still having reverberations around West Point. During a conference call earlier Wednesday with Black Knights coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) and junior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville), junior defenseman Bill Henderson (Tully), sophomore midfielder Devin Lynch (Skaneateles) and junior goalkeeper Tom Palesky, the players explained that their cell phones and Facebook accounts were flooded with congratulatory messages after knocking off the No. 2 seed Orange, 9-8, in double overtime.
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from WAER
Sit back, close your eyes, and remember.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This will be the first time since 1975 that neither Johns Hopkins nor Syracuse will be a part of Championship Weekend. The two most decorated programs in the modern era will be at home, with Virginia the only team still standing who's won a NCAA title in the past decade.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Share 2:30PM
from YNN.com
The unbeaten J-D boys lacrosse team has lost SU recruit Jake Bratek for the rest of the season with a broken collarbone suffered in practice Monday. Bratek was leading all of CNY with 60 goals this year and was hoping to lead the 2nd-ranked Red Rams to the Class B state title next month.
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9:30AM
from The Corning Leader
Board president Tom Tammaro said the board was forced to make difficult decisions this year, including closing two elementary schools, cutting more than 40 positions, reducing programs and merging the two high school sports teams.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Maybe it was not spectacular or flashy - but it was just what the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team needed. The Hornets, coming off its first loss of the season to Corcoran on May 15, went to Bragman Stadium Tuesday night and fought its way past Cicero-North Syracuse 9-5.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
After the win, all the Lakers were given shirts bearing the number "400" that they quickly donned for the festivities. Doctor played lacrosse for an unbeaten LaFayette team before graduating in 1967, and then played midfield for Syracuse University until his 1971 graduation. At LaFayette, Doctor helped the Lancers compile a 39-game winning streak, which still stands as the school record.

Post-Standard Photos
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from the Watertown Daily times
When the Carthage boys and girls lacrosse teams started their ridiculous winning streaks in 2006, times were good. The stock market broke 14,000, recession was far from our tongues and Michael Phelps had only six gold medals.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ben Dunlavey scored with a man advantage with 32 seconds remaining, giving Corning East an 8-7 victory at Vestal Tuesday in Section 4 Conference boys' lacrosse action. Vestal (5-10) lost the ball on a clear attempt, and Jordan Frysinger picked it up. He held onto the ball while the offense set up around him before finding Dunlavey, who beat Vestal goalie Eric Breed with a dunk shot.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Senior Brendan Saylor broke Fairport's all-time scoring record as the host Red Raiders defeated Pittsford 13-5 Tuesday in Monroe County lacrosse. Saylor, headed to the University of Maryland next year, scored a goal and had three assists to set Fairport's scoring record at 251 points. Steve Young, a 1986 graduate, was the previous record holder with 249.
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from SportsFive.net
In a game that has been sold as a potential Class A championship game, the Red Raiders came out to prove their dominance with a 13-5 win over visiting Pittsford. Fairport played solid defense and held Pittsford to only three goals before the final two minutes.
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from SportsFive.net
Two unanswered goals in the first quarter and an additional goal in the second quarter was the difference for the Braves as they defeated visiting Irondequoit 7-4 tonight in Canandaigua.
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from SportsFive.net
Recaps from all boy's games this week.
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from NunesMagician.com
The only good news that Syracuse men's lacrosse fans can take under advisement right now? Next year's team is going to be pretty damn good. But then again, you already knew that.
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from Brockport Athletics
Freshman Sarah Brown (West Genesee) is the female athlete of the week after leading Brockport to a first round win in the NCAA Division III Tournament over Rowan before falling to Franklin and Marshall University, the defending Division III National Champions, in the second round. Brown scored four of the first five goals for Brockport in the 16-9 win over Rowan and added two assists in the loss to the Diplomats.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
In his 28-year tenure as Skaneateles boys lacrosse head coach, Ron Doctor has led a fair share of great teams, won plenty of championships and sent dozens of top players into the college ranks. Yet this just might be Doctor's best team yet - so it was fitting that they gave their mentor a special milestone.

When the state Class C no. 2-ranked Lakers pounded Jordan-Elbridge 18-5 Tuesday night in front of a large and appreciative home crowd, it marked Doctor's 400th career victory, the 11th lacrosse coach in state history to reach that mark.

Post-Standard Photos
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from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
The Red Dragons are breathing some serious fire going into their quarterfinal game of the NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse championship today against the Rochester Institute of Technology.

SUNY Cortland has won 15 straight games, most in shock and awe fashion. In the last eight games, the Red Dragons have averaged 17.75 goals and has beaten their opponents to the extra pulp average of 12.5 goals a game.
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from JustLacrosse
It could not be much closer at the top of our D-III poll. With three teams receiving at least one first place vote, and two teams tied for the top spot, it looks like we're in for some exciting playoff games coming up.
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from Military Times
It has been three days since the Black Knights turned the lacrosse world upside down and people are still trying to make sense of Army’s collosal upset over Syracuse. How was this possible? Following the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., Syracuse, which had been ranked No.1 earlier this year, had to be considered by many as the favorite.
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from the Dallas Morning News
The news might not have trickled down to these parts. But over the weekend, Army defeated two-time defending champion Syracuse, 9-8, in the first round of the NCAA Division I lacrosse championships. Palesky, a junior who is a graduate of Plano High School, made 13 saves in the match as he helped the Black Knights pull off the surprising victory.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Follow all of The Post-Standard's and syracuse.com's coverage of the 2010 Syracuse University men's lacrosse season with our game-by-game index. The season schedule below links to all the stories, commentary, photos, and videos we produced covering each game.
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from LaxPower
"I came here to play lacrosse," Tyers said. "Going to school here didn't matter to me. After I played in the World Championships, I decided I wanted to come to the U.S. to play lacrosse." Tyers, a 20-year-old exchange student at Plattsburgh State in New York, picked up the game when he was 14 years old. Born in Rochdale, England, Tyers was only 10 miles north of Manchester, considered the hot-bed of lacrosse in England.
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from LaxLessons.com
(Monday), defending Section 1 Class B champion Somers overcame a seven-goal deficit to defeat defending FCIAC champion Ridgefield 14-13 in double overtime in what may have been the most entertaining game of the regular season in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. Judging by the comments here before, during and after this “instant classic,” it’s been one of the most talked about games of the season as well.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
Lowville's Taylor Ross notched his fifth assist with 1 minute, 49 seconds remaining in overtime, setting up Matt Komondor for the game-winner in a 9-8 victory over Watertown in an interdivision boys lacrosse game Monday.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Whatever the Corcoran boys lacrosse team does the rest of 2010, it can at least make the rare claim of beating West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius in the same season.
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from the Buffalo News
When it comes to Western New York lacrosse, playing Orchard Park is always the other team's Super Bowl — and OP keeps on winning them.
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from the Pres & Sun-Bulletin
Cara Callahan scored four goals, and Neena Meroa and Whitney McKay had three goals apiece to lead the Corning West girls lacrosse team to a Section 4 Conference victory at Johnson City, 22-8.
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from YNN.com
The J-D girl's lacrosse team stayed perfect by doubling up Chittenango 14-7 on Monday night. The Red Rams got off to a hot start, jumping out to a 3-0 lead. They had a three-goal lead at the half, and outscored them the rest of the way 7-3. (Video 0:32)
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from MyHometownSports.net
The Whitesboro Warriors Lacrosse Team (4-6, 7-7) paid tribute to their graduating seniors at Chiz Frye Field in Whitesboro tonight and the visiting Fulton Red Raiders (1-9, 2-13) were hoping to spoil the festivities. The visitors ignored the fact that it was Senior Night and jumped out to a 6-2 halftime lead befored Whitesboro settled down and pulled out the win.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Tonawanda Braves traveled to Tsha’Honnonyendakwha on the Onondaga Nation. The Redhawks came away with a 18-3 win. In the first period the Redhawks knew the bounces were on their side with a goal by goaltender Ross Bucktooth. After Ross made a save, Ross tried to hit a streaking Redhawk but the pass was out of reach, and bounced passed the Tonawanda keeper for a goal. By the end of the period, the Redhawks built a 7-2 lead.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
"Right now we’re thinking of the guys we’re losing, like Cody (Jamieson) and (Matt) Tierney, (Max) Bartig, (Chris) Daniello," said goalie John Galloway, who kept his team alive until the very end with 16 saves. "You can’t replace those guys. They proved a lot of people wrong this year. They really did a great job leading us to here, and unfortunately we couldn’t play a couple more games with them.
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from LaxPower
Many of the NCAA coaches we interview regarding practice are in love with transition drills. In fact, most great lacrosse coaches spend significantly more critical practice time in transition drills than even scenarios such as 6V6. Please understand, we still recognize that 10V10 and 4V4 drills are still critical aspects to every practice. But, we love transition drills too!
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from The New York Times
When Fernando Pereira began playing lacrosse as a freshman at East Side High School two years ago, neighborhood acquaintances would see him in his uniform walking home from practice or a game. “You play soccer?” they would ask. The answer was yes, he did, but not in the spring, so he would shake his head and show the helmet he was carrying. “Football?”
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12:15AM
from Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland junior midfielder Chris DeLuca (Sayville) has been chosen as the 2010 New York State Division III Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year. In addition, a total of seven Cortland players were selected to either the all-state first or second teams.

Joining DeLuca on the first team are senior attackman Brian Krol (Niskayuna), senior midfielder Tom Burke (Massapequa) and junior defenseman Justin Schneidman (Katonah/John Jay-Cross River). Senior midfielder Brandon Misiaszek (New Hartford), junior attackman Jay DiStefano (Huntington/Harborfields) and junior defenseman Shane Crossett (Camillus/West Genesee) were named to the second team.
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from Cornell Athletics
A limited number of tickets for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Stony Brook on Sunday, May 23 are available through the Cornell Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are $22 and include admission to both games (Cornell vs. Army at 12 pm, followed by Virginia vs. Stony Brook at 2:30 pm).

Tickets in the Cornell block will be available for pre-order beginning at 12 pm on Tuesday, May 18. They can be purchased by phone (607-255-4247), in-person at the Athletic Ticket Office in Bartels Hall or online (www.cornellbigredtickets.com).
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse freshman Tegan Brown has been named Rookie of the Week by WomensLax.com after her performance against Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She led the Orange to a 15-8 victory with a career-high seven points.
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from JustLacrosse
One would think that "winners rock, losers drop" would appropriately describe the movement in this week's CaseyPowellLacrosse.com / JustLacrosse.com D-I Top 20. Not exactly.

Sure, upset winners were rewarded, significantly in Notre Dame's case as they moved up nine positions to #9. Army continued their climb up the chart, now at #11, after their double-overtime win at Syracuse.
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from NunesMagician.com
The men's team lost? Whatevs. Everybody knows that I'm all about women's lacrosse. Cover it day and night. Barely even worry about what the men are up to. It's like Jay says in Clerks..."I HATE GUYS, I LOVE WOMEN!!!"

Apparently the men's team lost yesterday in the first-round. I don't really know, I don't pay attention or care about that. Some people do care, I guess.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell athletic family is co-sponsoring a bone marrow drive for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Ho Plaza. See the messsage below.
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from WAER
Nick Desper's crazy fast speed. (Audio)
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from LaxMomPics.com
Photos.
Monday, May 17, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
Seven upstate boys (6 from Section 3, 1 from Section 2) and eight upstate girls (4 from Section 3, 2 from Section 5, 1 each from Sections 2 and 4) selected for North squads.

Girls North Coach: Sue Ellis is the 2009 Monroe County Coach of the Year. In her 12 years at Canandaigua Academy she led the team to four Finger Lakes League championships as well as the Section V and Western Regional championship last year. Ellis has also coached four All-Americans.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Army’s Devin Lynch scored off a feed from Baldwinsville (N.Y.) native Jeremy Boltus with five seconds left in the second overtime to lift the Black Knights to a 9-8 upset victory of No. 2 seed Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 16 at the Carrier Dome.

The loss ended the Orange’s bid for its third straight national championship. Senior Cody Jamieson led the Orange with three goals. Syracuse also got 16 saves from junior goaltender John Galloway in the loss.
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from Army Athletics
Army sophomore midfielder Devin Lynch took a feed from junior attackman Jeremy Boltus and scored the double-overtime game-winning goal as the Black Knights shocked two-time defending national Champion Syracuse, 9-8, Sunday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Carrier Dome.

Boltus drew an Orange double-team as he made a hard run to the left side of the goal, allowing the streaking Lynch to get free on the Syracuse crease. Lynch took an eight-yard pass in stride and stuffed the improbable tally in the top right corner of the net with 5.7 seconds left on the second-overtime clock as the Black Knights (11-5) outscored Syracuse 5-2 in the second half, including three unanswered goals to finish the contest.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Sarah Bray stands a modest 5 feet, 5 inches. The Hamilton College junior plays really big, though, and especially so in big games.

“If that kid isn’t an All-American, I quit,” said coach Patty Kloidt after her bulldog tough junior midfielder played a beast of a game, scoring three goals, assisting on three others, picking up three ground balls, and generally displaying her veteran savvy in leading the Continentals to a 14-9 victory over Colby College and into the NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse Final Four for the third straight season. “She is outstanding.”
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from ESPN
The Army men's lacrosse team is a very different team than the one that started its season with four losses in five games, and emphatically proved that with a 9-8 double-overtime win over second-seeded and two-time defending national champion Syracuse in the biggest upset of the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. (Video highlights 2:48)
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Joe Alberici likes to recruit Upstate New York lacrosse players. The Army coach, who grew up in Auburn as the son of the town’s high school football coach, believes the blue collar athletes born in the area easily conform to the rigors of West Point, where the virtues of selflessness and teamwork are ingrained into every Cadet. (Photo gallery included)
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from Inside Lacrosse
There's no question that this is an upset of monumental proportions. My question for you fans is: Is it the biggest upset in NCAA tournament history? Obviously you can't play the same 'No. 15 over No. 2' game that you can with basketball, since so much regionality is considered when determining first-round matchups, but there is still a limited number of home losses by the top two or three seeds in the tournament, so it bears mentioning.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
To say that the second girls lacrosse showdown between Baldwinsville and West Genesee differed from the first meeting would be slightly understating it, on many levels.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
West Genesee's boys lacrosse team spent much of last week in intense practice mode. The Wildcats'only game on Thursday was a 32-2 romp over Utica Proctor, serving as the team's 10th win in a row.
Sunday, May 16, 2010 Share 10:20AM
from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
Cornell goalie A.J. Fiore admitted it. When Loyola roared back from a 9-2 deficit Saturday to tie its first-round NCAA Tournament game 10-10 with the Big Red, Fiore’s thoughts drifted to recent heartbreakers against Princeton and Syracuse. (with photo gallery)
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Army lacrosse team had just lost to Air Force for the first time in 17 meetings between the two service academies. The Cadets were 1-4 on the season. The prospects of a Patriot League championship and NCAA Tournament bid were bleak.

Bleak but not impossible, as the lacrosse world was soon to learn. Army, which had absorbed eight one-goal losses since the start of the 2009 season, among them that 8-7 setback at Air Force, went on a 9-1 tear that featured four consecutive one-goal victories – two of them in overtime – to win the PL title and earn its first postseason trip since 2005.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The NCAA Tournament has become an annual West Genesee High School reunion for the last several years. John Desko at Syracuse. Jeff Tambroni at Cornell. Dan Sheehan at Le Moyne. Steve Beville at Cortland. All were there the last two seasons. All are back this season.

They have company. Unlikely company, if you take preseason projections seriously. Tom Gravante, another Genny product and part of Dave Urick’s Division III dynasty at Hobart in the 1980s, guided tiny Mount St. Mary’s into the big show by winning the MAAC tournament last weekend. The reward was a Saturday night date with top-seeded Virginia in Charlottesville. The Mountaineers were picked to finish fourth in the conference this season.
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
With All-American senior captain James Cathers netting the go-ahead seventh goal in the final quarter, visiting Corcoran went on to post an 8-6 upset of formerly-unbeaten Fayetteville-Manlius in CNYCL American Division play Friday.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The Carthage Comets proved they could play with one of the best boys lacrosse teams in Section 3 as well as the entire state Saturday. Now, Kirk Ventiquattro's club has to learn how to close the deal against the great teams.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
On the long bus ride back from the north country Saturday afternoon, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team could breathe once more. An undefeated regular season and 13-game win streak both were in serious jeopardy throughout the Red Rams' trip to Carthage. Only with a flurry in the final minutes did J-D get out with a 7-6 victory over the Comets.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
With a solid all-around effort, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team put a dent in Westhill's plans for a winning season. The Mustangs and Warriors squared off Friday night, and the high-scoring duo of Nora Barry and Erin Walter had much to do with Marcellus prevailing by a score of 14-10.
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from The Palladium Times
The Oswego varsity girls lacrosse team outscored Rome 12-4 in the second half to secure a 22-11 victory on Friday at Joseph Wilber Field. Senior Amanda D’Amico and junior Sam McCarrick each tallied four goals and two assists for the Bucs, who improved to 10-5 overall.
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from the Fairport-East Rochester Post
The Canandaigua Academy boys lacrosse team served notice early in this Monroe County non-league game Thursday night against rival Victor, scoring seven goals in each of the first two quarters while the host Blue Devils scored five goals in the same time frame. The Braves played lock-down defense in the second half, giving up just one goal while scoring six more of their own to come away with a 20-6 victory.
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from the Fairport-East Rochester Post
Trash talk may occur at many high school athletic events, but that banter escalated to hate speech during a boys lacrosse game between Brighton High School and East Rochester High School last month.
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from MPNnow.com
Marcus Whitman boys lacrosse coach Bruce Teague Jr. had seen this horror film before. His Wildcats had blown an 8-4 halftime lead to Waterloo and were now trailing 10-9 with under two minutes to play. Then, suddenly, sophomore Clint Wilson netted a seemingly miraculous game-tying goal with 1:14 remaining.
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from the DailyGazette.com
Colonie lacrosse star Lexi Brannigan extended her school record for goals in a season to 66 when the junior scored five in Thursday’s 20-8 non-league win at Schenectady.
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from the Seattle Times
Lewis Ratcliff hadn't scored a single goal in the playoffs until he scored five on Saturday night to lead the Washington Stealth to a 15-11 victory over the Toronto Rock and claim the National Lacrosse League title.
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from Everett WA HeraldNet.com
Funny, they seem so much like normal teenagers right now. Aside from the fact they arrived at a Starbucks packed clown-car style into one sport utility vehicle, Danny Buecker, John Barnhart, Austin Remington, Bryce Remington, Josh Kliot and Jeremy Heimfeld, all students at The Overlake School in Redmond, look, talk and dress like typical high schoolers.
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from NLL Insider
The atmosphere is expected to be the best of the season in Comcast Arena — the home the of West Division champion Stealth. The 8,300-capacity barn is close to sold out with just about 900 tickets currently available, according to NLL director of communications Doug Fritts.
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from Cornell Athletics
Junior Max Feely picked an oppportune time to score his first career goal, as the All-Ivy defender took the ball coast-to-coast for a clear before depositing a shot past the Loyola goalkeeper 1:55 into the third overtime to give Cornell an 11-10 victory on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The win advances the seventh-seeded Big Red into an NCAA quarterfinal contest next Sunday at Stony Brook against the winner of tomorrow's contest between No. 2 Syracuse and Army. Cornell improves to to 11-5, while the Greyhounds ended their season at 9-5.

Feely's goal ended the long NCAA tournament contest in either school's history and the longest game on record in Loyola's storied lacrosse program. Cornell last went into a third overtime against Yale in 1996, falling to the Bulldogs 11-10.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Freshman Tegan Brown recorded a career-high seven points to lead Syracuse to a 15-8 victory against No. 4 seed Georgetown in the opening round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 15. The Orange advances to the quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive year where it will face No. 5 seed James Madison.

Brown finished with a career-best five goals, while senior Christina Dove had four goals. In addition, freshman Michelle Tumolo registered five points on three goals and two assists.
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team broke open a close game with a 12-goal run spanning late in the first quarter into the third quarter and went on to defeat Keene State, 18-6, Saturday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons, who won their 15th consecutive game, improved to 16-2 on the season and advance to face RIT, an 11-9 winner at Connecticut College, Wednesday at home in the national quarterfinals at a time to be announced. The Owls' season ended at 13-6.

Post-Standard Photos
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from The New York Times
For the orange-wearing parents of Syracuse lacrosse players, the trips to every game and the camaraderie felt at the tailgate parties are welcome springtime rituals, no matter that many travel at least four hours each way for the pleasure of watching their sons. For two of the mothers — who hope to be cheering for their sons when the Division I men’s lacrosse Final Four is held in Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend — this season has been a different, and more challenging, experience.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
Max Feely picked up a wayward shot by Cooper MacDonnell, sprinted the length of the field and then threw the ball past Loyola goalie Alex Peaty with 2:05 left in the third overtime to allow the Big Red to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT men's lacrosse team (14-5) advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship with an 11-9 win over Connecticut College (14-3) on Saturday. The Tigers will face SUNY Cortland in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 19 in Cortland, New York. It was RIT's first win in the NCAA Tournament since the 2000 season.
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from Cortland Athletics
Colby College scored the game’s final four goals, including Anne Geraghty’s (Westford, MA/Westford Academy) game-winning tally with 4:37 remaining, as the nationally ninth-ranked Mules defeated fifth-ranked Cortland, 10-9, in the NCAA Div. III second round at Hamilton College.
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from Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Women’s Lacrosse team finished its season with a 16-4 loss to Franklin and Marshall University, the defending Division III National Champions, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Lancaster, PA, on Saturday afternoon.
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from RPI Athletics
Behind a six-point performance from junior David Hild, the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team powered its way to a 16-8 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament at East Campus Stadium. The #13 Panthers improve to 13-5 on the season and will travel to #6 Tufts next Wednesday in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The #12 Engineers wrap-up their outstanding season with a 14-3 record
Saturday, May 15, 2010 Share 10:45AM
from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Right in the middle of a daunting run through the last two weeks of the 2010 regular season, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team suffered its first loss. And it came at home Friday night, as the Hornets' vaunted attack vanished in the second half, allowing the Corcoran Cougars to rally and pull off an 8-6 victory.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
It took staying patient, and it took enduring a month's worth of physical and mental mistakes, but the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team still found a way past its neighbor and primary rival. The Northstars, down by two with less than four minutes to play, fought back and pulled out an 8-7 victory over Liverpool Friday night at Solvay's Earl Hadley Stadium, the Warriors' temporary home field.
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10:15AM
NCAA Tournament Today, 2:30, ESPNU: Loyola @ Cornell

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from Cortland Athletics Athletics
Cortland Internet Radio will be broadcasting Cortland's men's lacrosse NCAA Div. III second round game vs. Keene St. this Saturday at 1 p.m. (12:40 p.m. pre-game). The game will also feature live stats.

Cortland received a bye into the second round after winning the SUNYAC Tournament title last Saturday. Keene St. defeated Castleton St., 21-7, in a first-round game on Wednesday to advance. Saturday's winner will face the winner of RIT/Connecticut College in the national quarterfinals, Wednesday, May 19.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse begins its quest for a return trip to the Final Four on Saturday when it plays at Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The Orange is making its fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and ninth overall since the program began in 1998.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on WJPZ 89.1FM and on Orange All Access on SUatheltics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates. Tickets for the game are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Gates will open at noon.
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from the Buffalo News
School Superintendent Charles Rinaldi announced this week that he is canceling the school’s promising lacrosse season after three players engaged in a brief “locker boxing” match last month while other players took video and rooted for the combatants.

Rinaldi said he needed to send the message that such behavior won’t be tolerated by the district, even though such underground matches are part of a national trend among teenage lacrosse players.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Major League Lacrosse's (MLL) 10th season commences Saturday, as the Long Island Lizards visit the Chesapeake (formerly Washington) Bayhawks and the Denver Outlaws visit the Boston Cannons. The ownerless Machine, playing its entire 2010 season on the road, will conclude the weekend with a game Sunday against Toronto in Cary, N.C.

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of what to expect this year.
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from Major League Lacrosse
The Upper Deck Company, the industry leader in sports and entertainment trading cards, is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal to produce trading card sets featuring the top players in Major League Lacrosse (MLL). Upper Deck’s first set of MLL cards is expected to land on store shelves in conjunction with the league’s annual All-Star Game, which is scheduled for July 8 at Harvard Stadium in Boston.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse Week 1 Television and Web Schedule.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The fourth quarter of games has been an enigma this year for the Cornell men's lacrosse team. Coach Jeff Tambroni said the coaching staff and players have talked at length about the Big Red's need to close out games better.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Second-ranked Syracuse (13-1), the two-time defending national champions, received the No. 2 seed in the 2010 NCAA Championship and will begin postseason play against Patriot League champion #16 Army (10-5) on Sunday, May 16. The Orange and Black Knights will square off at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrier Dome in the final game of the first round.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
"It feels like we’re almost the away team now," SU junior goalie John Galloway said. "We need to make those adjustments with the time we do have in there and just go with what we’ve got. But Army’s not going to get in there, either, so it’s really a pretty equal playing field."
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from Harvard Athletics
Freshman Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) was named Rookie of the Week by WomensLacrosse.com for her five-goal, two-caused turnover performance in Harvard’s upset of Boston College last week. In the final game of her rookie season, VanderMeulen continued to prove why she was named first-team All-Ivy League and Ivy League Rookie of the Year, firing off five goals on five shots in Harvard’s 17-9 win over the Eagles in the season finale.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
“My friends who played lacrosse said, ‘You know, we need a goalie,’” Kloidt said. “I told them I’d try out. Then I fell in love with it because it was such a challenge. It was fun to be that last resort. I just really took a liking to it. It was something I was being successful at. I had a lot of fun.”
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from the Carroll County Times
The Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team is having the best season in program history, having set the school's wins record and claimed the conference title to earn its second NCAA Division I tournament berth. The Mountaineers' reward for their success? A matchup with top-ranked Virginia on its home field with the nation watching following the tragic events of early May.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Gary DiNola became an RPI men's lacrosse assistant coach last year because he wanted to quietly get involved in a sport that he loves. "I did this to coach in obscurity, to follow a passion," DiNola, the former Schenectady boys' basketball coach and athletic director, said this week.
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from the Corning Leader
Add another accomplishment for the storied Corning East boys lacrosse program. Courtesy of East’s 14-0 victory over Union-Endicott Friday at Memorial Stadium, the Trojans picked up their second shutout this season. It’s believed to be the first time East has ever posted two shutouts in one season.
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from SportsFive.net
The Braves had a first half shutout on their way to an 11-6 victory over visiting Hamburg (Section Six - Buffalo), tonight at Canandaigua Academy.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Katelyn Horan scored seven goals and an assist as Maine-Endwell beat host Johnson City, 15-9, Friday night in Section 4 Conference girls' lacrosse.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The nationally ranked Ithaca High boys lacrosse team eventually wore down Vestal's zone and continued its dominance Friday, picking up a 15-2 victory in a Section 4 Conference game on the Little Red's Senior Night at Moresco Stadium/Bredbenner Field.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Corning West outscored Horseheads by five goals in the third period to break open a tie game for a 16-11 boys lacrosse victory Friday in a Section 4 Conference matchup.
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from The Palladium Times
The Oswego varsity girls lacrosse team outscored Rome 12-4 in the second half to secure a 22-11 victory on Friday at Joseph Wilber Field. Senior Amanda D’Amico and junior Sam McCarrick each tallied four goals and two assists for the Bucs, who improved to 10-5 overall.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Defenseman Nate Duvall scored with 5:59 remaining Friday, and host Maine-Endwell defeated Oneonta, 9-8, in its Senior Night game in a Section 4 Conference boys' lacrosse game. Duvall picked up a ground ball in his end, sprinted down the field, moved to his right and fired a low bouncer just inside the far post to give M-E (8-6) a 9-6 advantage.
Friday, May 14, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from SportsFive.net
Ball control was a major factor as McQuaid's James Sturnick scored in overtime to give the Knights an 8-7 victory at Pittsford. Be it Clark Hadley's twelve wins at the face off, or the 36-27 margin at ground balls, the Knights had the ball when they needed it and put pressure on the Pittsford cage at critical times. (Scroll up and down from this story for recaps of all Thursday Section 5 boy's games)
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
The word his coaches use to describe Fairport's Brendan Saylor is simply, a "finisher." Whether on the lacrosse field the past four years or while helping the soccer team win Section V Class AAA titles each of the past three, the 5-foot-8 senior knows how to put the ball in the net.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Alexis Garbarino and Horan scored back-to-back goals in the first two minutes as the Spartans (9-5) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on their way to an 11-5 halftime advantage. Ashley Yale and Jenna Felice also chipped in two goals each.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Jennifer Shaddock and Ashlee Warner each scored four goals Thursday to lead the Corning East girls lacrosse team to a 15-4 victory over Binghamton in a Section 4 Conference game.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Nate Garbarino scored six goals, and Jason Ketchoyian came up with 17 saves as Binghamton won 12-4 at Chenango Forks on Thursday in Section 4 boys lacrosse.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Brian McKinnon, a former pro hockey player who spent two seasons with the Rochester Americans in the mid-1980s, gave his daughter, Lindsay, some advice once. "That one day you don't do something to improve, you'll never get that day back," she recalled him saying. "I think about that a lot — to go for a run or something instead of sitting and watching TV. It's true in sports and life."
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Derek Kehoe scored four goals and assisted on two others as the Carthage boys lacrosse team cruised past General Brown, 18-6, on Thursday to secure its fifth consecutive Frontier League title.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
All through the first half, Watertown, no. 13 in the current state Class B poll, dominated the draws and, with a series of consistent attacks, powered its way to a 7-0 lead. Taylor Hughes paced the Cyclones, eventually finishing with seven goals.

Video from YNN.com
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Anger and hunger can work several ways in sports, either to one's benefit or to one's hindrance. No doubt, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team fell into the first category, as it demonstrated Thursday night at Alibrandi Stadium by unleashing a positive, focused stream of anger all over Christian Brothers Academy in a 19-11 victory.
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from YNN.com
The Skaneateles boys lacrosse team remained unbeaten on the season with a 10-6 win over Westhill Thursday night. (Video 0:32)
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from YNN.com
The Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team improved to 12-0 with a 16-3 win over rival ES-M Thursday night. (Video 0:32)
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from YNN.com
The Jamesville-DeWitt girls lacrosse team stayed undefeated and clinched the Freedom National league title with a 19-7 win over Mexico on Thursday. (Video 0:27)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Deerfield Academy (Mass.), the uncontested No. 1 program for the bulk of the 2010 spring season, fell to Salisbury School (Conn.) this week, opening up the top spot for the return of West Islip (N.Y.). The Lions get the nod for their dominating play in a tough Suffolk Class A grouping despite an season-opening overtime loss.
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from Inside Lacrosse
When Army won its first Patriot League lacrosse championship in eight years Sunday, a very familiar face was missed pacing the sidelines ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for players and fans alike.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Getting to the NCAA tournament at this stage of Jeff Tambroni's tenure as Cornell men's lacrosse coach is simply expected. When the Big Red hosts Loyola at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in a first-round game, it'll mark Cornell's seventh straight postseason appearance.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
They call it big-little, a game within the game. Tim Harder is the "little." He knows he will have to come up big if the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team hopes to defeat Army on Sunday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
In the summer of 2006, the world’s best lacrosse players descended on London, Ontario. For Stephen Keogh, who like most Canadian kids played the field game for maybe a month each summer to prepare for the box lacrosse season, the World Games offered a chance to inspect an odd brand of the game that had so intrigued him on television.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
His Space: Eldest Statesman: "We were playing the Onondagans in my senior year, and one of the Indians picked up the ball and ran down the street with it. We never saw him or the ball again," says 104-year-old Ray Van Giesen, the oldest living lacrosse player.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Before Loyola players, coaches and staff piled onto a number of buses for the long road trip to Ithaca, N.Y., on Thursday evening, the Greyhounds got a special visit from Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Cameron was the guest speaker for the team’s 12 seniors, who will not be able to participate in Saturday’s commencement ceremony because they will be playing against No. 7 seed Cornell in a NCAA Tournament first-round contest.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse was well represented on Thursday, May 13 when the BIG EAST Conference announced its inaugural men’s lacrosse awards and all-conference teams. Senior Chris Daniello and junior John Galloway took home major awards as Daniello was named the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year and Galloway was the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively. Both players were unanimous selections.

Junior Jeremy Thompson, who was voted the team’s specialty player, and Joel White, who was one of the squad’s two longstick midfielders, joined Daniello and Galloway on the first team along with senior Cody Jamieson, junior John Lade and junior Jovan Miller. Jamieson, Lade and Miller were at-large choices and Miller was selected unanimously.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse begins its quest for a return trip to the Final Four on Saturday when it plays at Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The Orange is making its fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and ninth overall since the program began in 1998.
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from The Ithaca Journal
Even Duke, one of the country's most potent offensive teams, had a difficult time scoring consistently on the Greyhounds. The Blue Devils won at Loyola, 8-5, on March 13. Loyola's trademarks in 2010 are a blue-collar toughness, a terrific defense -- its shortstick defensemen have drawn raves from Cornell's coaching staff -- with a proven goaltender and one of the top faceoff men in the country.
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from The Canadian Press
Powell was the Titans' leading scorer during the regular season, setting a career-high in goals with 44 -- second most in the NLL behind Washington's Lewis Ratcliff (46). He also finished the regular season with 36 assists and was tied for fourth in the league on power-play goals at 10.

"I was very surprised," said Powell, who was born in West Carthage, N.Y., making him the first U.S.-born player to win the award, as all previous winners are Canadian. "There's a lot of great players in this league, a lot of players well deserving of this award.
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from kudda.com
Entire game video plus 3OT's: Wow!!!! For many followers of the MIAA, May 7th has been circled on calendars as the date of the matchup between 2 pre-season favorites and arch rivals St Pauls and Boys Latin. An overflow crowd of 2,000 were not disappointed as BL jumped out to an early lead, only to have SP come storming back. Kudda proudly presents this special edition of the Game of the Week.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
This weekend, the latest crop of goalies takes its first cracks at legendary status. John Galloway already has a huge head start. The Syracuse goalkeeper is tops in the country in goals against average at 7.09 and fifth in save percentage at .590.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse program has won 11 NCAA Championships, the most for a Division I program. To achieve such a feat requires an extraordinary cast of coaches and student-athletes. Fred Cambria ’85, a member of the 1983 team that defeated top-seeded Johns Hopkins, 17-16, to capture the Orange’s first national title, continues to be extraordinary off the field today.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College is one of four regional hosts for the 2010 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championship, which will be held at Hamilton's Steuben Field on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16. Statistics and an audio stream for all games Hamilton participates in this weekend are available. Ticket prices for each day are $3 for adults and $2 for students.
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from Rutgers Athletics
Noto attended Schroeder in Webster N.Y. He was a member of the Adidas All American National Championship Team in 2009. The five-foot-nine midfielder represented the United State in the Brogden Cup Tournament. Noto was a 2009 All-Greater Rochester Boys Lacrosse Team Honorable Mention.
Scalzo earned Second-Team All-American Honors in 2009 at OCC. He was named to the NJCAA All-Tournament and Region 3 Team. He compiled 70 points on 48 goals and 22 assists. In 2008, he was a member of the UMBC lacrosse squad. Scalzo was named to the 2008 American East All-Rookie Team. He compiled nine goals and helped lead the Retrievers to the 2008 American East Conference Championship.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Greyhounds (9-4, 6-1 ECAC) withstood a two-game losing streak at the end of the regular season and earned an at-large bid to the Big Dance, one year after finding themselves in a similar situation only to get snubbed by the selection committee.
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from Cornell Athletics
The game will be televised live on ESPNU with Rob Simmelkjaer calling the action and former legendary Coach Jack Emmer providing color analyst. The game against the Greyhounds marks the eighth time overall and seventh straight campaign in head coach Jeff Tambroni's 10-year career with the Big Red that he will take Cornell to the NCAA tournament.
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from Utica Athletics
Three members of the Utica College men’s lacrosse team were recognized on Empire 8 All-Conference teams released Tuesday. Sophomore defender Mike Krajacic was the first player in program-history to earn All-Conference First Team status, while senior attack Michael Bulger was named to the second team, marking his third consecutive appearance on an all-conference team. Senior midfielder John Giordano was the Pioneers representative on the Sportsman of the Year Team.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
They said no Native American would wear Syracuse's storied No. 22. Cody Jamieson testifies otherwise. In the latest episode of "LaxFeed," Lacrosse Magazine Online's weekly video podcast, Jamieson talks about his roots, his circuitous path to Syracuse stardom and the Orange's chances of a three-peat.
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from the Baltimore Sun
In addition to providing expert analysis of the NCAA Tournament, ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon was kind enough to discuss the list of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award. Here is what Dixon had to say.
Thursday, May 13, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fifth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 12-3 lead at the half and went on to defeat Norwich University, 19-3, in the first round of the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 17-2 with the win and advance to a regional semifinal game versus the winner of Colby and Southern Maine this Saturday at Hamilton College. The Cadets had their season end at 9-8.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
On Saturday, May 8th, 2010 The Redhawks dominated the visitors with a 22-2 win. Tyler Hill opened the scoring just 2:26 minutes into the contest and the Redhawks did not look back. Ten seconds later, Drew Bucktooth talled the first of his four goals with beautiful passwork from Dustin Hill and Brett Bucktooth. Goalkeeper Ross Bucktooth handled all Arrow attempts as the Redhawks built a 9-0 first period lead.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
John Schiavone was skeptical at first when Steve Vaikness, a volunteer assistant coach who works with the Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse team's faceoff unit, suggested Schiavone could better his technique with extra work in his dorm room.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Carthage boys lacrosse coach Kirk Ventiquattro found himself apologizing to Immaculate Heart Central players at the end of a frantic Frontier League game Tuesday.

Minutes before the final handshake, Carthage trailed by a goal. But Hunter Craig tied the game with 1 minute, 22 seconds to play, and Derek Kehoe scored at the buzzer to stun IHC, 7-6.
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from WKTV
The first time the Hamilton Women's Lacrosse team hosted an NCAA Regional, in 2008, they won the national championship. Two years later, the Lady Continentals are hoping for an encore, as they prepare to host the Regionals again, awaiting the winner of the Wooster-Kenyon first round matchup on Saturday.

Video available 1:47.
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from The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse player Joel White in interviewed by Quint Kessenich on Tuesday's lacrosse podcast on ESPNU. White talked about Syracuse's season and previewed the upcoming NCAA Tournament game against Army.
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from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
Around the lacrosse field at West Point, Army defender Bill Henderson is usually known simply as “Big Bill.” It’s an obvious tag, given that Henderson goes about 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, but one that’s also pragmatic.
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from The Daily Orange
Syracuse has seen Army before. Once this year and 56 times before that. The team knows the Carrier Dome well. Orange head coach John Desko has said that some teams come to the Dome and are in so much awe of the atmosphere that they struggle to focus on the field.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
“I don’t know yet,” he said when asked if he could play. “It all depends on what the doctors and Troy (trainer Troy Gerlt) say. I’m just trying to get back and get as well as possible. The leg’s feeling real great. It’s a matter of comfort for me, when I’m ready to play.”
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from YNN.com
Jess Fritz scored four goals and Lindsay Abbott added three goals and two assists as the SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team rolled to a 19-3 win over Norwich (VT) Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the Division-3 NCAA tournament. The Red Dragons now advance to the second round where they'll take on Colby at Hamilton College Saturday afternoon. (Video 0:28)
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from Brockport Athletics
Senior Melissa Hill (Rochester, NY/Brighton) scored six goals including two in a key six-goal run in the first half to lead The College at Brockport Women’s Lacrosse team to a 16-9 victory over Rowan University Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Brockport. The Golden Eagles (13-3) advance to play Franklin & Marshall College at 1:30 pm Saturday in the second round matchup at Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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from LaxPower
After Wednesday's games.
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from LaxPower
After Wednesday's games.
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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 YNN.com
Four Red Rams signed national letter of intent over at Jamesville-DeWitt high school Wednesday afternoon, including Syracuse University-bound lacrosse star Jake Bratek. Also committing to schools were Le Moyne college women's lacrosse recruit Torry Nies, Lake Erie bound lax player Ashriel West and basketball star Lamar Kearse. (Video 0:54)
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
From the NYS Sportswriters.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
From the NYS Sportswriters.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Sophomore Ally Runyon scored with 28 seconds left in overtime to lift Fairport past Rush Henrietta, 12-11, in Monroe County lacrosse on Wednesday. Laura Puccia assisted on the goal. Runyon scored to tie it with 38 seconds left in regulation, forcing overtime, and Puccia finished with two goals and two assists for the Red Raiders (8-5).
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from The Palladium Times
Junior midfielder Kirsten Francis poured in four goals and dished out an assist to lead the Fulton varsity girls lacrosse team past Whitesboro 14-7 on Wednesday at Fulton Junior High School.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Keeley Rice scored seven goals and one assist to lead the Potsdam girls lacrosse team to a 14-13 victory over Massena in a Northern Athletic Conference game Wednesday.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour, Inc. announced today the roster of the New England girls who will represent their region at the 2010 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournament. The sport’s most prestigious underclassmen tournament will feature girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, and Washington, D.C.
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from ihigh.com/NC
CHAPEL HILL -- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association's first-ever state lacrosse championships are scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.
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from The Daily Bruin
Whichever brilliant wordsmith coined the adage “any publicity is good publicity” has a lot to answer for. What does one say to a particular sect of collegiate athletes whose chosen game, while fighting to stay afloat in mainstream sports in America, has been rocked by two of the worst scandals of the last decade?
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from Inside Lacrosse
The NCAA tournament isn't the only show in town this weekend, as the first games of the 2010 Major League Lacrosse season kick off on Saturday night. The league once again has a six-team field ready to run through the regular season with an eye on another trip to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the Steinfeld Cup.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
“I truly believe that each of these finalists has showcased the ability to step forward and claim the Tewaaraton Award as their own this year. As I have stated throughout the season, the selection committees have done an extraordinary job at selecting the top contenders battling for this year’s award. Everyone is welcome to come out and see which of these finalist has stepped forward to claim their place in history at the June 3rd Award Ceremony” stated Robert Sweeney, President of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
East and West high schools might not have to give up their separate sports teams after all. A new nonprofit organization has proposed a plan to preserve the separation of teams at the two high schools by providing funds -- about $287,000 is needed for the next school year alone -- that its organizers say will be raised through donations.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The NJCAA announced its 2010 All America teams over the weekend, honoring the best players from the season that culminated in Onondaga capturing its fourth title in the last five years with a lopsided win over No. 1 seed Essex.
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from LaxPower
LaxPower.com, a leading source for high school and college lacrosse ratings and rankings, scores and news, announced today its inaugural collegiate Men's Division I Lacrosse All-American list. The list consists of 16 players and includes four attackmen, five midfielders, four defenders, one long stick midfielder, one face-off specialist, and one goalie.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Patriot League champ Army heads to the NCAA Tournament this weekend, taking on No. 2 seed Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. The Black Knights battled with the Orange earlier in the season, tying the game at five in the third quarter before 'Cuse rallied for a 12-7 win. Army coach Joe Alberici talks a little about the regular season game and what his team is doing to prepare through this week.
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Dave Rahme previews SU/Army (2:18)
SU Lacrosse Preps for NCAA Tourney
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko told me Monday that starting goaltender John Galloway was fine, that a shot the junior star took to his right hand in the first half of Saturday’s 15-7 victory at St. John’s was no big deal. Sure enough, Galloway was in goal at practice Tuesday afternoon as the Orange began preparations for Sunday’s 7:30 p.m. NCAA Tournament game vs. Army in the Carrier Dome.

Post-Standard photos of SU practice
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
The way it all worked out, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team would face its most severe regular-season examination right at the end - four games against Auburn, Corcoran, Cicero-North Syracuse and West Genesee. And it didn't take long for things to get tight and interesting - not to mention stressful for any Hornets partisan.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
With darkness creeping in early on a gloomy, overcast Tuesday at the Fenner Street complex, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team suddenly brought its season back into the light. Mired at 4-8, and running out of time and chances to get into the Section III Class C playoffs, the Lakers put up, arguably, its best effort of the season and beat Marcellus 14-10.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Taylor Reardon scored the winning goal in overtime, on an assist from Eric Gefell, to lift Watertown High School to a 12-11 Frontier League interdivision victory over South Jefferson on Tuesday in boys lacrosse at Watertown High School.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Freshman Billy Lombardi won the faceoff and then scored the winner 12 seconds into overtime to help Aquinas defeat Bath 14-13 in a Greater Rochester Area Lacrosse League game Tuesday. Lombardi finished with two goals and Austin Gorman added three goals and three assists for the Little Irish (10-3).
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Playing in a cold downpour for about three-fourths of the game, the Ithaca High girls lacrosse team poured it on in the first half Tuesday, jumping out to a six-goal lead en route to a 10-4 victory over Seton Catholic Central at the Little Red's Moresco Stadium/Bredbenner Field.

More scores
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Katelyn Horan's second goal of the game with 2 minutes, 32 seconds remaining put Maine-Endwell up for good Tuesday and the Spartans held on to defeat visiting Union-Endicott, 10-8, in Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse.
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Section 3 Video reports
from YNN.com
F-M Girls come back against Auburn
Wildcats roll over rival Bees (plus Post-Standard photos)
Red Rams break loose from Trojans
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from the Watertown Daily Times
erek Hopps produced five goals and one assist to lead Salmon River past Ogdensburg Free Academy 20-1 in a Northern Athletic Conference boys lacrosse game Monday.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Taylor Elsner scored six goals and added four assists to help lead the Massena boys lacrosse team to an 18-5 victory over Canton in a Northern Athletic Conference game Tuesday.
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from Ben Harper and Relentless7/YouTube
This video for "Skin Thin" by Ben Harper and the Relentless7 was directed by Daniel Stessen (WG/SU), features Mikey Powell (Carthage/SU). Many of its scenes were shot locally in central NY.


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from Inside Lacrosse
As the NCAA Tourney's start in the next week I wanted to blog about who I think will make some headlines in the D-1 Tourney.
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12:15AM
from ESPN
Editor's note: Inside Lacrosse's John Jiloty is reporting Sean McDonough will be the Final Four play-by-play announcer.

For the fourth consecutive year, ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Coverage across ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN and ESPN3.com will begin May 15 and conclude May 31.
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from JustLacrosse
Stevenson, Salisbury, Cortland, and Gettysburg maintain the staus quo this week in positions #1 - #4, while Roanoke and Tufts swap the fifth and sixth positions.

The two biggest movers this week both took home conference crowns over the weekend, and coincidently, probably are often mistaken for one another. The Rochcester Insitute of Technology, RIT, climbed seven spots to a share of #7 after defeating Ithaca College for the Empire 8 Conference title and a their first appearence in the NCAA's since 2006. They visit Connecticut College May 15th.
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from Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland freshman midfielder Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) has been selected as the 2010 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year. Di Fato is also one of seven Cortland players named to the All-SUNYAC team.
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from Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland junior midfielder Chris DeLuca (Sayville) has been voted as the 2010 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. In addition, freshman goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) was named the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year and fourth-year head coach Steve Beville earned SUNYAC Coach of the Year honors for the second time in three years.

Eleven Red Dragon players earned all-conference honors. Eight of those were first-team selections . . .
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Virginia was going to grab its hefty share of media attention under normal circumstances. The Cavs are the most balanced, explosive scoring team in the 16-team field, and their defense is the game’s stingiest this side of second-seeded Syracuse.
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LaxPower's Section 3 Boys Computer Ratings - May 10th

LaxPower Section 3 Computer Ratings - Boys





Rk School Computer Rating Wins Loses





1 J-D 99.54 11 0
2 Skaneateles 99.10 12 0
3 F-M 97.61 12 0
4 Cazenovia 95.97 11 1
5 West Genesee 94.94 11 2
6 Lafayette 93.01 8 4
7 Auburn 92.90 9 3
8 Baldwinsville 92.58 9 3
9 Cortland 92.46 9 3
10 Carthage 92.28 9 2
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from Cortland Athletics
Mike Urtz, SUNY Cortland’s interim director of athletics since January, was appointed on May 1 as the College’s full-time director of athletics. Urtz served as interim director following Joan Sitterly’s retirement as director – a position she held since April 2004.

Urtz is a 1994 Cortland graduate and also earned his master’s degree from the College in 1999. He was the Red Dragons’ associate director of athletics from 2004-09 and served as interim director from November 2007 through April 2008 in addition to his most recent interim role. He held the title of assistant director of athletics from 2001 until his promotion to associate director.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Junior captain Joel White, the reigning BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, was picked to the ThunderBay/Inside Lacrosse Team of the Week on Tuesday, May 11. White helped the Orange win the BIG EAST regular-season championship last week. Syracuse defeated St. John’s by the score of 15-7.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
In the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team's undefeated ascent to the top of the local Class C scene, much attention, and credit, has been given to a high-flying attack as potent as any Ron Doctor-coached team in recent memory.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
One of the routines for the Westhill boys lacrosse team in its successful 2010 campaign has been an ability to get into close games – and win them, on a regular basis. And that proved true again in last Monday night’s trip to Jordan-Elbridge, where the Warriors needed a strong fourth quarter to pull out a 10-9 victory over the Eagles.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Three Hamilton College women's lacrosse players were honored by the Liberty League on May 10 when the league selected its weekly award winners.

Anne Graveley '11 (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury HS) was named offensive performer of the week, Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) was defensive player of the week and Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) picked up rookie of the week honors for the third straight week.
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from Hobart Athletics
Two Hobart lacrosse players were elected to the All-ECAC teams by the league’s coaches. Senior goalie Max Silberlicht and sophomore attackman Chris Pedersen represented the Statesmen on the second team.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
A number of Syracuse female college lacrosse players received post-season honors in their respective athletic conferences this spring.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Share 2:45PM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
US Lacrosse has announced the addition of four alternates to the U.S. Men's National Team summer training roster in preparation for the World Championship games in Manchester, England. The new additions include Kevin Leveille, attack (The Machine); Lee Zink, defense (Denver Outlaws); Parker McKee, defense (Duke University) and Matt Abbott (Nottingham/SU), midfield (Chesapeake Bayhawks).
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from Inside Lacrosse
With the regular season behind us and the playoffs on the horizon, this is where the rubber hits the road on the Player of the Year Watch. The Tewaaraton Finalists are expected to be announced soon, and conference championships and big regular season-ending games have shaped the opinions nationally.
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from RPI Athletics
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team opened a 9-1 lead after the first half and rolled to a 14-4 victory over Skidmore College in the championship game of the 2010 Liberty League Tournament. With the win, the #15 Engineers improve to 14-2 and earn the conference’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Thoroughbreds end their season with a 9-6 record.
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from William Smith Athletics
The William Smith College Athletics Department honored two Heron lacrosse players at the annual William Smith Athletics Awards Banquet on April 27. Senior Molly Fitzgerald was the recipient of the Patricia Price Genovese Lacrosse Award as the team’s most valuable player, while sophomore Callie Frelinghuysen took home the Shirley Zornow ’48 Lacrosse Coach’s Award.
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9:30AM
from JustLacrosse
As everyone gears up for the NCAA's, our 1-5 remain the same, and our 1-8 will all host opening round games next week.

Georgetown is the highest ranked team that was not invited to the Big Dance, climbing four spots and coming in at #9 this week. Others moves of note to the upside include Denver, up two to #12, Patriot League Champion Army up four to #13, and Johns Hopkins, moving up five and settling in with Villanova at #14.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Great goaltending and physical play. The Army lacrosse team displayed both in abundance earlier this season in the Carrier Dome, and Syracuse expects to see more of the same when the Cadets return at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

A look back at Feb. 28th
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Maryland earned the top seed in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament, but the nation's attention will likely be on the sixth seed, Virginia, which will host Towson less than two weeks after the murder of defender Yeardley Love.
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from the Big East
Joel White (Cortland) of Syracuse and Rickey Mirabito (Chenango Forks) of Georgetown were tabbed BIG EAST Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, in the sport of men’s lacrosse in the 12th and final week of the regular season.
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from the Baltimore Sun
With the 2010 field for the NCAA Division I tournament in the books, Tim Pavlechko is nearing the end of his tenure as the chair of the selection committee. Pavlechko, the senior associate athletic director at Bucknell, spoke on Monday about the rationale behind including Johns Hopkins, excluding Georgetown, and having two games at the same time on Saturday.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Photo gallery showing work from the first bulldozer through yesterday.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Cara Callahan scored five goals and had three assists and Corning West dominated at Chenango Forks on Monday in Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse, 18-4. Corning West (11-1) used superior passing and catching to take control in the first half. In all, 11 of 18 goals came off assists.
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Marleigh Davis scored three goals and added an assist to lead Horseheads over host Owego 9-4 in Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse. Horseheads (10-4) broke open a 2-2 match by scoring seven goals in the second half. The Blue Raiders outshot Owego, 24-12.
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from LoHud.com
At John Jay, Kylie Harris and Lauren Murray each delivered four goals apiece to lead the Indians in a matchup between two of the top teams in the section. Harris also contributed two assists, while teammates Casey Bocklet and Darragh Evarts scored two goals apiece.
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from the Buffalo News
LACROSSE (boys): Buffalo players … June 17, 5-8 p.m., Nichols High School, 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo. Rochester/Corning players … June 18, 5-8 p.m., Nazareth College, Rochester. Final selection … June 19, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m., Nazareth College. Online registration will be available on site and ends 11 a.m. June 19. Contact coach Severino at jdev@aol.com.

LACROSSE (girls): June 6, 1-6 p.m., RIT Turf Field. Must preregister online by 6 p.m. June 5.
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from The Saratogian
The last time the Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa boys lacrosse teams met, the result was a nine-goal victory for the Blue Streaks. The rematch, however, was a different story.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Katie Ferris scored six goals and assisted on three more to spark Carthage to a 15-8 Frontier League win over Watertown in girls lacrosse Monday night.
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from Syracuse.com
Some big matchups tonight.
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from Syracuse.com
Syracuse.com's girl's schedule for today.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
One of the observations that Aaron and I both made is that the style of lacrosse that we’ve seen over the past two years including Cornell and Syracuse, with some rare exceptions, is boring. Boring why?
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from NLL Insider
The NLL Champions Cup matchup is set, as Washington and Toronto advanced to Saturday’s final with wins over Edmonton and Orlando, respectively, this weekend. The finals are scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 PM (ET) at Everett’s Comcast Arena.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Teams were allowed to open training camp for the 2010 Season on April 24th with a maximum of 40 players on their Pre-Season Active Rosters (PSAR). The Practice Squad size for each team was increased to 8 players this season to allow for more flexibility once the World Games occur in July.
Monday, May 10, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
Sophomore Shayne Jackson scored six goals and dished out five assists as the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team blasted The Community College of Baltimore County Essex 17-4 to win the NJCAA national championship on Sunday at Herkimer County Community College.

It was the second straight national title for OCC and its fourth championship in five years.

Post-Standard Photos
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange men’s lacrosse team will face Patriot League champion Army in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. Syracuse is making its 30th appearance in the NCAA playoffs and was rewarded for a 13-1 regular season with the No. 2 seed in this year’s 16-team field.

Tickets for SU’s first-round playoff tilt will go on sale Monday, May 10, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carrier Dome Box Office and online at SUathletics.com.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team has been selected to its ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament, as announced by the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Selection Committee on Sunday night. The #1-ranked Dolphins will host fourth-ranked Limestone in the NCAA Division II National semifinal on Saturday, May 22nd.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College is one of the four regional hosts for the 2010 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championship as the 28-team field was announced on CBS College Sports after 10:30 p.m. on May 9.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Tournament Most Valuable Player Brad McAdam scored with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime to lead seventh-ranked Merrimack to a 12-11 upset of number-one ranked Le Moyne in the Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship game on Sunday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
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from Cornell Athletics
Jack McBride scored as time expired to give Princeton a 10-9 overtime victory against Cornell on Sunday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field and handed the Tigers the first-even Ivy League tournament title.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
Jack McBride played amateur sports psychologist. For most of Sunday’s Ivy League Championship game, the Princeton attackman played to his strength. That meant that whenever McBride touched the ball, he dodged to his right. But with the Schoellkopf Field clocking ticking down from 9 seconds in overtime, McBride tried a different tactic.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell men's lacrosse team will play host to Loyola in the first round of the 2010 NCAA tournament when the two teams meet at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. The Big Red is seeded No. 7 in the tournament and would play its next contest in Princeton, N.J., if it can knock off the Greyhounds in the first round.
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from Cortland Athletics
The Cortland women's lacrosse team will open play in the 28-team NCAA Div. III playoffs on Wednesday, May 12, versus Norwich University (Vt.) in a first-round contest.

The Cortland men's lacrosse team has received a bye into the second round of the 23-team NCAA Div. III playoffs. The defending national champions will host either Keene St. College (N.H.) or Castleton St. College (Vt.) on Saturday, May 15 (game time to be announced).
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Theresa Catteau's goal as time expired lifted Monroe Community College women's lacrosse to an 8-7 victory over Onondaga CC Sunday in the NJCAA championship game in Herkimer. The goal from Catteau (Pittsford Mendon) gave the Tribunes their first national title in women's lacrosse. Monroe lost to Onondaga in last season's championship game.
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from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
The clock stopped with one second remaining, frozen by the tweet of an official’s whistle. It may have taken some coaxing by Theresa Catteau of Monroe Community College to draw the sound. She had been knocked to the ground and was looking up in disbelief before the whistle stop finally arrived. A foul was called. The game, the national championship, would be decided on a free position shot.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse has earned an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament and takes on BIG EAST foe and No. 4 seed Georgetown in Washington D.C. in the first round on Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. The Orange is making its ninth appearance in the national tournament.
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT men's lacrosse team defeated Ithaca College 9-6 in the Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Championship game. With the win the Tigers earn the automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament. It's the twelfth trip to the tournament for RIT and first since 2006. The Tigers win their second Empire 8 title since the tournament began in 2004.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Best first-round matchup: Cornell-Loyola
No other game in the first weekend features a pair of teams that remained entrenched in the top 10 for nearly the entire season.
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from Ithaca College Athletics
Eighth-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology scored the final three goals of the game en route to a 14-10 win over top-seeded Ithaca (11-6) in the final game of the Empire 8 Championship Tournament.
Sunday, May 9, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from Nolan Weidner/The Post-Standard
It was a wild ride, through the wind and rain, but the Onondaga Community College men’s lacrosse team will play for a second straight national junior college championship today after a 17-14 victory over Nassau on Saturday night at Herkimer County Community College.
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from Nolan Weidner/The Post-Standard
Despite a steady downpour through the first half, the Lazers came out firing. OCC scored early and often on its way to a 17-6 demolition of the Pioneers at Wehrum Stadium on the Herkimer County Community College campus.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Caitlyn Kumkey (Midlakes) scored the winner on a field-long rush with 18:32 remaining to lift MCC to an 11-10 victory over Catonsville on Saturday in the women's lacrosse national semifinals.
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from Dave Rahme
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team has stated its case. It is now the job of the NCAA Tournament selection committee to judge it on its merits and decided where the Orange is seeded when the 16-team field is announced Sunday night.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
The last time Cortland met Geneseo on a lacrosse field, the Red Dragons eked out a 4-3 decision. In Saturday’s SUNYAC title game, Cortland equaled its point total from the previous contest with 7 minutes and 33 seconds left in the first quarter.
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from CitrusTV/Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse goalie John Galloway explains his pre-game rituals.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Pinewoods who were coming off a victory over crosstown rival Newtown were looking to build on their first win. The Pinewoods' keeper kept the Redhawks at bay through the entire first quarter as the vistors scored twice on Redhawk keeper Ross Bucktooth.
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from the Corning Leader
As the imminent demise of separate athletic programs at East and West slowly begins to register as reality, I can’t help but wonder how different either Alternative C vote might have turned out had all voters been more cognizant of this inevitability.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
They’re the No. 1 Division III team in the nation. And they’d just thoroughly dominated archrival Union College 13-3 Saturday to grab their fourth consecutive Liberty League championship, winning for the 36th straight time at home, and pushing their record to 18-0. You wouldn’t think the Hamilton College women’s lacrosse team can play any better.. Anne Graveley disagrees. “We keep getting better and better,” said the All-Liberty League junior from Queensbury. “We haven’t peaked yet. I think we can get better. We just have this will to win. We want to show what we can do.”
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Lucas Hine scored the winning goal with 37 seconds left, and goalie Bryan Walter made a pair of saves in the final moments to lock up Seton Catholic Central's come-from-behind 14-13 Section 4 Conference lacrosse victory over Chenango Valley on Saturday afternoon.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Nick Piroli supplied five goals and four assists to help keep Carthage undefeated in the Frontier League "A" Division with a 16-7 victory over host Watertown in a boys lacrosse game Saturday.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Trailing for three quarters, Salmon River needed a solid finish to stay unbeaten in Northern Athletic Conference Boys Lacrosse action on Saturday in defeating St. Lawrence Central 12-9. "It was a great game. Both teams played very well," said Salmon coach Jim Barnes whose team improved to 8-0, 10-0 on the season.
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from the Buffalo News
In girls lacrosse, players are required to freeze in their positions after fouls are called, and several times they were struggling to stay still. Schmitt said players had trouble running — and even seeing — at times. After one of the heavy goals with an iron base was blown over, sand bags were used to keep it stable. (Scroll down to Lacrosse)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Rickey Mirabito led Georgetown with five goals, Travis Comeau added four and Stu Shannon two. For Villanova, senior Paul Webber and freshman Jack Rice each scored three to keep the Wildcats within striking distance.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Newly-acquired attackman John Christmas scored four goals to lead a balanced attack and the Chesapeake Bayhawks flashed some serious firepower in routing Team England 27-3 in its opening exhibition game on Friday night.
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up a 9-1 lead at the half and went on to defeat 12th-ranked Geneseo, 17-5, in the SUNYAC Tournament final Saturday afternoon in blustery conditions at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. With the win, their 14th straight, the Red Dragons improved to 15-2 on the season and earned their 10th consecutive NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Knights fell to 10-4 with the loss and await a possible at-large berth into the playoffs.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse captured the BIG EAST regular-season championship outright on Saturday, May 8 with a 15-7 win against St. John’s (5-9, 2-4) in the regular-season finale for both teams at DaSilva Memorial Field.
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from Cornell Athletics
LIVE FROM NEW YORK – Sunday's championship game televised live on ESPNU. Redcast subscribers will also be able to listen to the audio broadcast of Cornell's game by Barry Leonard with Tom LaFalce and Howie Borkan providing color commentary.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College scored the first two goals, led 9-1 at the half and the nationally ranked No. 1 Continentals cruised to a 13-3 win against No. 11 Union College in the 2010 Liberty League championship final at Hamilton's Steuben Field on May 8.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse junior Liz Hogan recorded 11 saves and became the school’s all-time leader in that category in the Orange’s 13-11 loss to Georgetown in the championship game of the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Tournament played at Rutgers University. Syracuse goes to 13-6 on the season, while the Hoyas improve to 13-5.
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from Cortland Athletics
Sophomore Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) scored four goals and dished out one assist to lead the nationally sixth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 10-4 win versus 20th-ranked Brockport in the final of the SUNYAC Tournament Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
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from Army Athletics
Army junior goalkeeper Tom Palesky was named the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Division I National Player of the Week for his efforts during the Black Knights' run to the Patriot League Championship and berth in the NCAA Tournament.
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell got within a goal early in the second half, but No. 3 North Carolina scored four goals in the span of 1:40 to pull away from a feisty Big Red team 13-7 on Saturday afternoon at St. Stephens & St. Agnes School. The Big Red ends its season with a 5-10 overall mark, while North Carolina enters the NCAA tournament sporting a 15-2 record.
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from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate men’s lacrosse team concluded its season Saturday afternoon with an 18-10 loss to No. 3 Maryland at the Indians Rock Community Foundation Lacrosse Day of Champions at Manhasset High School.
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from Albany Athletics
Senior goalkeeper Charlie Paar equaled a career-high with 18 saves in leading Stony Brook to an 11-7 victory over UAlbany to capture the America East Conference men's lacrosse championship on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves, who are No. 6 in the current USILA poll and No. 7 by Nike/Inside Lacrosse, earned an automatic NCAA Tournament berth.
Saturday, May 8, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
It was fitting that a trio of juniors settled the issue for No. 1 Le Moyne (14-0). Midfielder Matt Chadderdon scored four times, midfielder Jikado Hanna added three more and faceoff specialist Corey Bulken won 15 of 21 draws. All three were part of Le Moyne teams that made the NCAA Division II title game each of the past two seasons but lost there.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
Austin Boykin had all the motivation he needed. Last time Cornell played Brown, the Big Red face-off man went 10-8 at the all-important X. Cornell lost its first seven draws against the visiting Bears, allowing Brown to build a substantial lead and leave here with a 13-10 victory.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
According to their coach, the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team has done what it has needed to do this season. That noted, it has yet to get where it wants to go.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
If you don't have the ball, it's pretty tough to score, and the Nazareth College men's lacrosse team learned that lesson the hard way Friday. RIT dominated possession in the second half, thanks primarily to a superb performance at the faceoff X by senior midfielder Jerry Ragonese, and the Tigers routed their crosstown rival 13-7 in the semifinals of the Empire 8 Tournament at RIT Field.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Seven Hamilton College women's lacrosse players and head coach Patty Kloidt and her staff were honored by the Liberty League on May 6 when the league announced its 2010 end-of-season award winners.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Henry Burchenal '12 (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) and Rob Dickson '10 (Darien, Conn./Brunswick School) were voted to the all-league second team. Corbin Brown '11 (Lincoln, Mass./Milton Academy), Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) and Luke Sadoff '12 (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa HS) were placed on the honorable mention list.
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from WWNY-TV
Carthage cruised to a win Friday over Westhill in girls' high school lacrosse. The final: Carthage 26, Westhill 13. (Video - 0:36)
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Justin Cook scored the winning goal with 5 minutes, 36 seconds remaining to give host Union-Endicott a 7-5 victory on Friday over Corning West in Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse.
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from Tim Rogers
This eleventh game of the 2010 season was played on May 5th at Seton's Field of Dreams in Binghamton, New York.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Paulina Behrens scored six goals and added an assist to lead the Massena girls lacrosse team to a 12-10 victory over Canton in a Northern Athletic Conference game Friday.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin

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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ithaca scored six consecutive goals in the first half and went on to defeat Johnson City 14-7 Friday in Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Neither of Jamesville-DeWitt’s undefeated lacrosse teams received serious threats in the first full week of May. In the case of the boys Red Rams, it plowed past Fulton 17-3 last Tuesday night at Central Square’s turf after an early slowdown.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Wins have been tough to come by this season for the Henninger/Nottingham girls lacrosse team, which is in a rebuilding mode while competing in the high-caliber CNYCL National Division. The Black Knights took the field against state-ranked Baldwinsville last Thursday night and suffered another loss, a 14-5 decision at Sunnycrest Field.
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from Neil Kerr
The Hornets (8-0, 12-0) used six goals by Ari Waffle to pull away from the Red Hawks in CNYCL play. Syracuse University-bound midfielder Todd Webster won all 14 faceoffs he attempted as No. 7 state-ranked F-M dominated time of possession. (Scroll to Boys Lacrosse)
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from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca men's lacrosse team (8-9) defeated #11 and top-seeded St. John Fisher (16-2) 12-11 in an Empire 8 semifinal game Friday afternoon at Growney Stadium. The Bombers advance to Sunday's Empire 8 championship game at Rochester Institute of Technology at noon. Ithaca is 4-0 all-time in Empire 8 playoff action against the Cardinals, with all four wins coming in the last five years in the semifinal round.
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT (12-5) men's lacrosse team out-scored Nazareth College (12-5) 10-5 in the second half en route to a 13-7 win over the Golden Flyers in the semifinals of the Empire 8 Tournament on Friday.
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from RPI Athletics
Senior Devin Arnold (Buffalo, NY/Canisius) tallied a game-best four goals and rookie netminder James Manchester (Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna) stopped 13 shots as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team defeated St. Lawrence, 9-5, in the Liberty League Semifinals at East Campus Stadium on Friday.
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from the Baltimore Sun
This was the year Cornell was supposed to give way to some of its Ivy League counterparts and fade into rebuilding mode. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell the Big Red.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse (12-1, 5-0) concludes its regular-season on Saturday, May 8 with a 1 p.m. matchup against St. John’s (5-8, 2-3) at DaSilva Memorial Field. The Orange can clinch the regular-season conference championship outright with a victory against the Red Storm.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Dominic Joseph Starsia, the father of Virginia coach Dom Starsia, passed away Friday at the age of 86. The elder Dominic had been ill with cancer for a while, and living with his son in Charlottesville since February.
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from William Smith Athletics
William Smith Lacrosse Head Coach Pat Genovese was recently featured in LaxFeed, a weekly podcast produced by US Lacrosse. In the interview, which was conducted prior to her induction into the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame in November 2009, she talks about where the game is heading.
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from Albany Athletics
UAlbany and Stony Brook will meet for the America East Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday, May 8 at LaValle Stadium. Face-off is 1:00 p.m. Fans can watch the game free of charge on a live stream at, www.AmericaEast.TV (presented in partnership with Pack Network). The America East Conference champion receives an automatic NCAA berth.
Friday, May 7, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Halley Quillinan tied the score with 12 seconds remaining in regulation and senior Christina Dove’s goal in the fourth overtime gave Syracuse a 12-11 victory against Notre Dame in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament at Piscataway, N.J. The Orange advances to the championship game on Saturday where it will face Georgetown with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.

Syracuse (13-5) won the draw to open the fourth overtime session and Dove scored an unassisted goal at the 2:20 mark, her third of the game, giving the Orange the victory. Dove’s heroics were set up by Quillinan’s performance at the end of the first overtime. After Notre Dame (11-6) took an 11-10 lead in the first three minutes of overtime, a Fighting Irish turnover in its offensive end gave Syracuse possession.
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from SportsFive.net
The SportsFive ranked number one and number two teams faced off today in what could be a preview of the Class B championship and it was Thomas over Canandiagua 11-10. Canandaigua's last loss came at the hands of Corning East early last year and had been unbeaten in the last thirty games. Key players for the Titans included Jack Hinderland (4g), Zach Crawford (3g) and JT Hauck (2g-2a). Ken Tomeno (2g) won fifteen of twenty face offs, which gave Thomas critical ball time, particularly toward th eend of the game when the pressure was on. Don Grace who made 14 saves for Thomas, including a dramatic one in the last minutes of the game was also a large factor in the game.

Photos by Cindy Alves more Section 5 scores
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from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
Onondaga Community College men’s and women’s lacrosse coaches Chuck Wilbur and Amy Spin approach their similar challenges from different perspectives this weekend.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
The top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team will host Bentley University on Friday at 4PM in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament semifinals. Bentley advanced to play Le Moyne on the heels of a 12-6 victory over Pace on Tuesday evening. Le Moyne (13-0, 10-0 NE-10) claimed the top seed in the conference tournament following an undefeated regular season and conference schedule. The Dolphins have won eight of the last nine Northeast-10 Conference Tournament championships.
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell University will host the inaugural Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament this weekend at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca. The top-seeded Big Red (9-4, 4-2 Ivy) will play in the second of two semifinal games on Friday night, facing fourth-seeded Brown (8-5, 4-2 Ivy) in an 8PM contest. The day begins with the first semifinal, which features second-seeded Princeton battling third-seeded Yale at 5PM The championship game will be played on Sunday at noon.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College junior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year, as voted upon by the conference’s head coaches and announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. The 13-0 Dolphins placed four members on the conference's first team and two on the second team. Chadderdon was joined on the first team by senior defenseman Drew Bezek (Lowville, N.Y./Lowville), junior attackman Jack Harmatuk (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) and junior face-off specialist/defensive midfielder Corey Bulken (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker). Junior attackman Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and freshman goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) each earned spots on the second team.
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from Ithaca Caollege Athletics
The Ithaca men's lacrosse team is making its seventh straight appearance in the Empire 8 tournament and will play at St. John Fisher in a semifinal game Friday at 4PM The Bombers have won all three previous Empire 8 playoff games against the Cardinals - 13-6 in 2006, 10-8 in 2007 and 17-9 in 2008.

Editor's note: Top-seeded Fisher will host No. 4 Ithaca College at 4 p.m. on Friday. The winner of that game, as well as Friday’s other Empire 8 Semifinal matchup (No. 3 Nazareth at No. 2 RIT) will play at 12 p.m. on Sunday at the highest-remaining seed with an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship on the line.
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from William Smith Athletics
Three William Smith College lacrosse players were elected to the All-Liberty League Teams today by the league’s coaches. Sophomore midfielder Lucy Johnson earned a spot on the first team, while senior attacker Molly Fitzgerald and sophomore midfielder Callie Frelinghuysen both earned second team accolades.
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from Albany Athletics
Sophomore attack Emily Coady had three of her four goals in the second half, as UMBC knocked off top seed UAlbany, 11-9, in the semifinals of the America East Conference Tournament on Thursday, May 6 at John Fallon Field. UMBC will meet five-time defending champion Boston University, a 10-6 winner in its semifinal, in Saturday's championship.
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from Hobart Athletics
For the third straight game, Hobart senior attackman Kevin Curtin produced a hat trick, but Bryant scored twice in the final five minutes to escape with a 10-9 non-conference lacrosse win. The Statesmen scored the second most goals against the Bulldogs, who boasted the stingiest defense in Division I (6.44 GAA).
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Stephen Keogh is such obvious poison to opposing defenses, his Syracuse University lacrosse jersey should come with this warning label attached to it: Keep out of the reach of lacrosse nets or risk loss of pride, prestige and games. (Video available 2:28)
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
With Eric DeJohn and Jake Bratek netting five goals each, No. 3 Class B state-ranked J-D (11-0) stayed among the last three unbeaten boys lacrosse teams in Section III (along with F-M and Skaneateles). (scroll down to Boys Lacrosse)
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from the Buffalo News
The Hamburg boys lacrosse team used a big second half to score a key Class B victory Thursday over Amherst, 13-5, thanks to some good shooting and standout defensive play.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Jared Flath tied the game with 31/2 minutes left, then passed to Nick Fears for the winning goal with 2:12 remaining to give General Brown an 11-9 Frontier League "B" Division boys lacrosse win over South Jefferson on Thursday.
Thursday, May 6, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
"No," junior midfielder Jovan Miller said when asked if the team is peaking with the NCAA Tournament just around the corner. "I really feel like there is still a lot of improvement to be made, but that’s why we practice."
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Jenn Shaddock scored six goals and added three assists as host Corning East defeated Union-Endicott 21-8 in Section 4 Conference girls' lacrosse Wednesday.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
It appeared to be the perfect time for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team to catch LaFayette as the two sides collided Wednesday afternoon at the wind-swept Fenner Street complex. The Lakers were 8-1, playing some of the best lacrosse in the program’s history, while the Lancers, once 7-0, were reeling from three losses in four games, including back-to-back defeats to Jamesville-DeWitt and Westhill.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Every day in accounting class, Taylor Smith, listens to her teacher, Meaghan Keil, and every day on the lacrosse field, the senior defender learns from her coach, Colleen Coleman. "If you don't understand something, (Keil) will work with you, break it down for you just like (Coleman) does on the field," Smith said. "They both just want everybody to be successful." It's no coincidence that Keil and Coleman have similar traits, including a passion to get the best out of student-athletes at Webster Schroeder High School. Keil and Coleman are sisters and each former scholarship athletes at Niagara University.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Perhaps the biggest hurdle between the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team and an undefeated regular season has been cleared. Other than the opening minutes, the Brothers had full control of Wednesday night's game against long-time power Skaneateles, putting together a 15-8 victory over the Lakers to move its record to 11-0.

Post-Standard Photos
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Maureen Keggins' four goals and two assists lifted the Watertown girls lacrosse team to a 13-9 Frontier League win over Immaculate Heart Central on Wednesday.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Given the relative ease of some of its early schedule, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team, with a 7-3 mark, still was looking for a better measure of itself. And when faced with the biggest measure of all – namely, West Genesee – the Northstars came awfully close to acing the test last Tuesday night at Bragman Stadium, falling just short in a 7-6 loss to the defending Class A champion Wildcats.
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from LaxPower
Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff gathered in Charlottesville at the university amphitheater for a candlelight vigil yesterday evening in honor of Yeardley Love, who was killed earlier this week. President John Casteen urged students to use Love's death as a lesson that "inspires an anger and a sense of outrage" about violence.
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Goals Scored


Goal Differential
1 Silver Creek 19.33
1 Benilde St. Marga 15.00
2 Benilde St. Marga 18.17
2 Ithaca 13.36
3 Medina 17.60
3 Warwick Valley 13.00
4 South Kent 17.44
4t Simi Valley 12.50
5 Skaneateles 17.30
Fletcher 12.50
6 Ithaca 17.00
6 Hilton Head HS 12.44
7 Henderson 16.91
7 Medina 12.40
8t Palo Verde 16.89
8 Skaneateles 12.00
8t Salmon River 16.89
9 Fayetteville-Manl 11.45
10 Saint Andrew's 16.68
10 Newnan 11.41
11t Timber Creek 16.50
11 Poly-Baltimore 11.36
Brother Rice 16.50
12 Deerfield 11.18
13 Barnstable 16.44
13 Palo Verde 11.11
14 Simi Valley 16.33
14 Shenendehowa 10.82
15 Wando 16.21
15 Jamesville-DeWitt 10.80

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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse senior Christina Dove was named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year for the second consecutive season and junior Liz Hogan earned the Defensive Player of the Year award at the annual BIG EAST Conference Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, May 5 in New Brunswick, N.J. It marks the third consecutive year that Syracuse has had two Player of the Year honorees. In addition, six members of the Orange were named to the all-conference teams. Dove and Hogan were unanimous selections to the All-BIG EAST First Team. Senior Eileen Finn also earned first-team All-BIG EAST accolades. Senior Halley Quillinan and juniors Tee Ladouceur and Catherine Rodriguez were voted to the All-BIG EAST Second Team.
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored 14 consecutive goals and held Potsdam scoreless over a 41 minute, 27 second stretch spanning the first through fourth quarters and defeated the Bears, 17-2, in the SUNYAC Semifinals Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 14-2 with the win and host Geneseo in the conference final Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with the winner receiving an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Bears dropped to 7-8 with the loss.
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from Albany Athletics
Dave Brock scored two second-half goals and goalkeeper John Carroll made 11 saves, as UAlbany upended UMBC, 11-7, in the semifinal round of the America East Conference Championship on Wednesday, May 5 at UMBC Stadium. The Great Danes, the tournament's third seed, will travel to top seed Stony Brook for the conference title game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini leads a group of seven players, the highest total in the program's history, who were voted to the 2010 America East All-Conference Women's Lacrosse, as announced on Wednesday, May 5 by the conference office. Branchini, the first UAlbany lacrosse player to receive a major award, was chosen America East Player of the Year, while Lindsey Hart was named Coach of the Year.
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from Cornell Athletics
Quint Kessenich interviews Cornell head coach Jeff Tambroni about the team and the upcoming Ivy League tournament on his most recent ESPNU Podcast. Following his conversation with Tambroni, Kessenich discusses the upcoming NCAA tournament with Drexel's Brian Voelker, ESPN's Mark Dixon, Stony Brook's Ricky Sowell, Siena's Brian Brecht and Inside Lacrosse's John Jiloty.
To listen to the Podcast
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from Hamilton Athletics
The Continentals (16-0 overall, 8-0 Liberty) are the No. 1 seed and just completed the first undefeated regular season in program history. Hamilton plays No. 4 seed Rensselaer in one semifinal on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
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from Sports Illustrated
Her name is Sara. She is a sophomore, and she is on the cheerleading squad. This is her first year at a new school, Borah High in Boise, Idaho, and like most girls her age, she did not plan to go against the flow. It just kind of happened that way.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from The Corning Leader
In what was likely the final chapter of one of the most lopsided high school rivalries around, the Corning East boys lacrosse team saved its best for last. “This was as good a half as we’ve ever played in any East-West game over 29 years,” East head coach Bob Streeten said. “And I’m so glad to see it over. And if for some reason the naysayers somehow pull some lucky string and we’re back to separate (programs), so be it and we’ll deal with it.”
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from Neil Kerr/The Post-Standard
Matt DiMarco netted four goals and led the Warriors (8-2) past the Bees (8-3) in a CNYCL National Division first-place struggle. Kyle Styer ahd six goals for the Bees.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
St. John Fisher has clinched the top seed in the upcoming Empire 8 men's lacrosse tournament, but you'll forgive the Cardinals if they aren't all smiles. The career of senior attack Dave Malone (Penfield) came to an abrupt end Thursday when he broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during practice. He'll be in a walking boot for three months.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
In his lacrosse incarnation, Pannell abided by a singular theory: “I never thought goals were the biggest thing. As far as I see it, a goal can’t be scored without the assist. I guess some people don’t look at it that way, but I’d rather make a good pass than score a goal.”
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
“He’s better,” SU coach John Desko said. “I think it would be a stretch for him to play this week, but he doesn’t have the crutches. He has an immobilizer he has to wear for a little bit if he stretches it (the injury), but he wasn’t wearing it yesterday. He’s getting better. It’s a little bit more localized, which is a good thing. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed that he’s going to be better in time for the playoffs.”
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Nazareth senior attack Mark DeCirce was a first-team Empire 8 Conference all-star in 2009 and is the Golden Flyers' leading scorer this season with 32 goals and 23 assists:
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from the Baltimore Sun
As University of Virginia men's and women's lacrosse players and their families struggled to make sense Tuesday of the killing of a female team member — allegedly at the hands of a male player — athletic director Craig Littlepage said "part of the healing" will include the teams playing in their respective NCAA tournaments that begin in less than two weeks.
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from The Palladium Times
Dynamic Jamesville-DeWitt attacker Eric DeJohn and midfield standout Jake Bratek poured in four goals each to lead the undefeated Red Rams past Fulton 17-3 in varsity boys lacrosse action Tuesday at the Fulton Athletic Complex.
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from The Ithaca Journal
Devin Ferry scored seven goals and Kyle Bakker added three goals and six assists to lead the Chenango Valley boys lacrosse team to a 20-4 victory Tuesday at Dryden in a Section 4 Conference game.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Dan Barry had four goals and an assist and Dom Tucci scored three times to lead Whitesboro High School to a 13-8 boys lacrosse win over Clinton on Tuesday.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Sophomore Maddie Silverman scored with 2:37 remaining to help Honeoye Falls-Lima edge Victor 14-13 lead in a Monroe County lacrosse game Tuesday. Freshman Cari Stankaitis scored four goals and had an assist and Trisha Schunk scored three goals and had two assists for the Cougars (7-2).
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Julia Maczko led the way with five goals and four assists as Vestal used a balanced attack to defeat visiting Chenango Forks 19-2 in Section 4 Conference girls' lacrosse Tuesday.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Joey Slavik scored five goals and four assists and Jesse Wood added five goals and an assist as Seton CC defeated visiting Maine-Endwell 14-9 in Section 4 Conference boys' lacrosse action Tuesday.
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from LoHud.com
At Yorktown, Kelsey Rehain had seven goals and one assist. Maggie Sharp had five goals and four assists. Lindsay Scott had five goals and an assist for the Cornhuskers.
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell sophomore Rob Pannell joined rare company this afternoon when he was named the Ivy League Player of the Year by the conference office, becoming just the fourth sophomore, and the first since Princeton’s Ryan Boyle in 2002, to earn the league’s top honor.

Pannell was a unanimous selection for the award, voted on by the league’s head coaches, and is the fifth Cornellian to be named Player of the Year during head coach Jeff Tambroni’s 10 years at the helm of the Big Red program.
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from Cortland Athletics
Action starts on Wednesday, May 6, when the men’s lacrosse team hosts fourth-seeded Potsdam in a semifinal game. If victorious, the Red Dragons will host either second-seeded Geneseo or third-seeded Oneonta in the title game Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Oneonta plays at Geneseo in the semifinals Wednesday.

The four-team women’s lacrosse tournament starts Friday with top-seeded Cortland meeting fourth-seeded Geneseo at 12:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., second-seeded Brockport plays third-seeded Buffalo St. The two winners play for the title Saturday at 12 p.m. (or 1 p.m. if Cortland’s men’s lacrosse team loses on Wednesday).
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from Cornell Athletics
Lacrosse fans who are not able to make this weekend's Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca will have a variety of ways to follow the action on Friday and Sunday. Friday's semifinals will be available online through LiveSportVideo, with Sunday's championship game televised live on ESPNU.
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from JustLacrosse
Three teams received first-place votes, and Gettysburg dropped to #4 after losing to Haverford in the Centennial Conference Championship Game.

Tufts, Roanoke, St. John Fisher, and Connecticut College all climb in the Top 10 thanks to room created by Dickenson and Geneseo.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Empire 8 was shaping up to be an easy conference to predict. Just watch Nazareth and St. John Fisher sprint to the men’s conference final and see who came out on top. But a funny thing happened on the way to predictability.

A couple of teams shook off their early-season inconsistencies, turning the E8 from a two-team horse race into a four-team toss-up.
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from Sean Keeley/
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician blog
At least, that seems to be the case in Inside Lacrosse's latest bracketology. (Ed. Note - I'm not blaming IL for just using the system exists...hate the game...) Despite being on the verge of finishing the season 11-1, with their lone loss coming at the hands of the No. 1 team in the nation by a mere goal, Syracuse could very well end up at the No. 4 seed in the Tournament. Syracuse's crime? Not playing in the ACC Conference.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Big Red women’s lacrosse team will close out the 2010 regular season when it meets third-ranked North Carolina on Saturday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Upper School Lacrosse Field on the campus of St. Stephens & St. Agnes HS in Alexandria, Va.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse's quest for a third BIG EAST Tournament title in the last four years begins Thursday when it takes on Notre Dame in the second semifinal of the conference championship held at Yurcak Field at Rutgers University. Georgetown and Loyola meet in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. The Orange and Fighting Irish will take the field 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first semifinal.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Ashley Ross’ bio on the University of Albany women’s lacrosse Web site starts with two striking lines, “Expected to start at goalkeeper this season ... played lacrosse for the first time on the high school or collegiate level last year.”
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from Cortland Athletics
Sophomore Kelly Radigan (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored five goals and assisted on another to help lead the nationally eighth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 14-10 win versus third-ranked The College of New Jersey Sunday afternoon in non-conference action. The Red Dragons improved to 14-2 with the victory, while the Lions dropped to 14-3.
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from Cortland Athletics
Cortland senior attackman Brian Krol (Niskayuna) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men’s lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending May 2.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Brendan Gleason leads a group of three players who were chosen to the 2010 America East All-Conference Men's Lacrosse Team, as announced on Tuesday, May 4 by the conference office. Gleason, a senior defenseman, was voted to the all-conference first team.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
LacrosseRecruits.com says: "We had the opportunity to see Russell play at a few events last summer and in a ton of video. He has a big athletic frame at 6'3" and 185 pounds. For a junior defenseman, his speed, footwork and lacrosse IQ is very impressive.
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from The Stylus
The Brockport men's lacrosse team stunned Geneseo last Wednesday, April 28 with an impressive 11-7 victory. The Blue Knights were ranked No. 9 in the country, according to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). However, the Golden Eagles lost a golden opportunity when they failed to beat Potsdam Saturday, May 1.
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from LaxPower
Here is a simple analysis of which 16 teams may be selected on Sunday for the NCAA Division I tournament.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from CNYCentral.com
CNY Central is the first to report that Corcoran High School lacrosse star James Cathers has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse for Syracuse University. Cathers ended a long recruiting process by giving the news to the Orange coaches late last week. Cathers is considered a top 30 recruit by InsideLacrosse.com, but his importance to the Orange is certainly much higher than that.
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from NBC29.com
Yeardley Love, 22, was found dead just after 2:00 Monday morning by her roommates. Within hours, 22-year-old George Huguely was under arrest for the killing. Both were University of Virginia lacrosse players.
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from JustLacrosse
Very sad news from Virginia Monday is putting sports and polls in perspective . . . The UVa men have reclaimed the top spot in our D-I, garnering six first place votes as the regular season winds down. Syracuse falls to #2 with three first-place votes. A couple of NY schools, Cornell and Stony Brook, move up to #6 and #7, respectively, at the expense of Loyola and Princeton. Hofstra claims sole possesion of #10 this week.
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from YNN.com
Facing a third-quarter deficit for the first time in more than a month, the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team responded with a 10-1 closing run on Sunday to win its sixth straight NJCAA Region III championship 18-12 over Monroe at Herkimer County Community College. (Video 1:09)
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell University will host the inaugural Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament this weekend at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca. The top-seeded Big Red will play in the second of two semifinal games on Friday night, facing fourth-seeded Brown in an 8 p.m. contest. The day begins with second-seeded Princeton battling third-seeded Yale in a 5 p.m. matchup in the first semifinal. The championship game will be played on Sunday at noon. The latest information for fans visiting Schoellkopf Field for this weekend's action can be found here.
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from cnylink.com
A boys and girls lacrosse doubleheader Friday night at the Carrier Dome featuring Liverpool and East Syracuse-Minoa holds extra meaning for both squads. The games are being played in honor of two student-athletes - Liverpool football player Brian Wilbur, who just completed a round of chemotherapy treatments, and ESM’s two-sport athlete Kara MacDougall, who succumbed to cancer last January.
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from LaxPower
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association will induct five new members into its Hall of Fameon Friday, May 7, as part of the NJCAA Men's Invitational Lacrosse Championship Weekend. Steve Caravana, John Grant, Jr., Richard O'Leary, Travis Solomon (LaFayette/SU), and Rory Whipple (Cortland St.) will be inducted during the NJCAA Tournament Banquet at the Radisson Inn in Utica at 7:00 p.m.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The NCAA has released its second set of RPI ratings, and the Syracuse lacrosse team remains at No. 4, behind Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina and just ahead of Duke. Cornell's victory last week at Princeton jumped the Big Red to No. 6.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Fresh off a 13-5 season and a trip to the Region 3 semifinals, Broome Community College placed eight players on the All-Region lacrosse honorable mention team. Leading the way was freshman attacker Cameron Gunn, who led the team and finished fourth in the nation with 44 goals and 45 assists for 89 points. Unfortunately, the only three players ahead of Gunn on the national list, also were ahead of him in the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC), forcing him off the first or second teams.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Senior Hayley Milner scored six goals in Brighton's win over Fayetteville-Manlius of Section III, 14-8, in non-league girls lacrosse on Monday. Junior Grace Hilling added three goals and one assist for the Barons (9-2). F-M is 8-2.
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from the Corning Leader
Ashlee Warner scored four times as Corning East topped Maine-Endwell 19-5 Monday at Memorial Stadium. The Trojans (9-2, 9-0) also got three goals apiece from Kelly Reilly and Mallory Frysinger. East scored on 19-of-26 total shots taken.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Keeley Rice scored five goals to lead Potsdam past Canton 14-10 in a Northern Athletic Conference girls lacrosse game Monday. Monique Cornett chipped in three goals and an assist for Potsdam (8-2 overall, 7-1 league).
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ithaca High finally got off to a good start, and got the result it was looking for. Still, the Little Red girls lacrosse team needed a goal from Rachel Sampson with about a minute-and-a-half remaining in the second overtime to eke out an 8-7 Section 4 Conference victory Monday at Owego.
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from The Saratogian
The Saratoga Blue Streaks entered Monday looking for their fourth straight victory and earned it when they blew away the Columbia Blue Demons, 19-17, behind a balanced effort on home turf. They also earned something even more important - experience for many players that could help the program succeed for the rest of the season and into the future.
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from cnylink.com
Even with its 6-1 record, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team has faced mighty struggles whenever it had to go into deeper waters. Such was the case again last Tuesday night at Solvay’s Earl Hadley Stadium as the Warriors took an 18-6 loss to Fayetteville-Manlius.
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from cnylink.com
For the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team, an overmatched opponent can be a good outlet for pent-up rage over past misdeeds. That certainly happened during last Tuesday night’s game against Utica Proctor, as the Bees toyed with the Raiders in an 18-6 romp.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Anne Graveley ’11 scored three goals to lead nationally ranked No. 1 Hamilton College to a 9-5 win over No. 11 Union College, as the Continentals claimed the 2010 Liberty League regular season title at Hamilton's Steuben Field on May 1.
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from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart Athletics Department and the Statesmen Athletic Association (SAA) honored the top athletes of 2009-10 at the annual Block H Awards Dinner this evening. Senior cross country runner Ben Flanagan and senior lacrosse goalie Max Silberlicht (New Hartford) shared the Francis L. “Babe” Kraus ’24 Memorial Award as Hobart’s most outstanding senior athletes.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Ashley Ross has been named America East Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, May 3 by the conference office. The senior goalkeeper earned the weekly award for the third time this season.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Dwayne Stewart has been chosen America East Conference Rookie of the Week in men's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, May 3 by the conference office.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Junior Tee Ladouceur has been named to the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Weekly Honor Roll, the conference announced on Monday, May 3. It marks her second appearance on the Honor Roll this season.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse junior attackman Stephen Keogh and junior longstick midfielder Joel White wererecognized by the BIG EAST Conference on Monday, May 3 for their performances in the team’s win at Notre Dame Saturday. Keogh was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and White was picked to the conference honor roll.
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from William Smith Athletics
William Smith College senior Molly Fitzgerald was named the Liberty League Co-Offensive Performer of the Week by the conference office this afternoon, after leading the Herons to a 24-14 victory over Skidmore on Saturday. This is the second time she has won the award this spring.
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from St. Lawrence Athletics
St. Lawrence University sophomore Caldwell Rohrbach scored three goals on Saturday, while classmates Kyle Jacobsen and Matt Pope each added two more as the Saints' men's lacrosse team defeated Hamilton College 9-4 in Clinton, NY in the regular season finale. The win, coupled with a Clarkson loss to Skidmore, wraps up the No. 4 seed in the 2010 conference tournament for the Scarlet and Brown.
Monday, May 3, 2010 Share 11:30AM
from the Little Falls Times
Onondaga Community College captured its first Region III women's lacrosse title Sunday with a 12-8 victory over three-time defending champion Monroe Community College at Herkimer County Community College's Wehrum Stadium. The win came despite Monroe outshooting the Lazers 22-16. For her efforts, Onondaga goalie Nicole Greco received the tournament's most valuable player award.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse lacrosse team returned to form in two critical areas Saturday night at Notre Dame during its 12-6 victory, and that is good news as the NCAA Tournament approaches.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Not surprisingly, CAC champion Stevenson and runner up Salisbury - the top two men’s lacrosse teams in the CAC, which also rank among the top three teams in the country - dominated the 2010 All-CAC team, each placing eight players out of the 25 named to the conference all-star team. Steve Kazimer (Stevenson/Henninger) and Connor Burgasser (Salisbury/Honeoye Falls) were named to the CAC First Team.
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from the Albany Times-Union
The top-seeded Siena men's lacrosse team will face No. 4 Marist in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday, the league announced.
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from The Daily Orange
With junior goalkeeper Liz Hogan having one of the best games of her career, the Syracuse defense appeared poised to capture the Big East regular-season crown. But despite the Orange’s many offensive opportunities, finding the back of the cage proved to be problematic Saturday.
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from The Daily Orange
NCAA regulations prohibit the freshman midfielder from participating beyond this season, her first and only at Syracuse. According to the NCAA, for every year after a player turns 21, they lose a year of eligibility. Because of that, the 24-year-old Brown has had only one season to prove her worth for the Orange.
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from YNN.com
A week after winning just their second conference game in school history it looked as if the Bearcats would repeat the feat, jumping ahead 5-0. But the Retrievers narrowed the deficit to 7-5 and scored the first five goals of the second half to take a 10-7 lead. (Video 0:29)
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from YNN.com
The Jamesville-Dewitt Red Rams stayed unbeaten by topping Lafayette on the road 14-6 on Saturday afternoon. J-D got off to a 3-0 lead, shutting out the high-powered Lancers in the first quarter, eventually taking a 5-1 lead into halftime. (Video 0:37)
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from the East Aurora Advertiser
The Lady Blue Devils varsity lacrosse team defeated Grand Island with an overwhelming score of 15-2 on April 12 during a non-league game. The entire team participated in the win, showing a solid defense next to an offense that had seven different people score.
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from NLL Insider
Casey Powell goes 5-2, Ryan 0-4 as Orlando, Edmonton advance.
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12:15AM
from Army Athletics
Army junior goalkeeper Tom Palesky was named tournament MVP after leading the Black Knights to a 11-8 victory over Navy to win the 2010 Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Championship, Sunday afternoon at Michie Stadium.

Junior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) garnered all-tournament honors after scoring five points on two goals and three assists as Army (10-5) won its first-ever Patriot League Tournament crown. After falling to Navy in the championship game in 2005 and 2006, the third time was the charm as the Black Knights secured their first appearance in the NCAA since 2005 and 16th overall.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
If you are a Syracuse University men’s lacrosse fan the names Ryan Powell and Mike Leveille are likely linked to some of your fondest lacrosse memories. How about Troy Gerlt?

Yes, Troy Gerlt, and if you never heard of him it is probably because he does his job so well that you seldom hear about his work. Gerlt is the third member of the SU lacrosse family who will accompany Powell and Leveille on the U.S. team that travels to England this summer for the International Lacrosse Federation World Championship.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Lauren Costello had a hand in seven goals to lead Boston College to a 17-6 victory over the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon at Newton Campus Field.
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from Cortland Athletics
Sophomore Kelly Radigan (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored five goals and assisted on another to help lead the nationally eighth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 14-10 win versus third-ranked The College of New Jersey Sunday afternoon in non-conference action.
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from NLL.com
Rookie Stephan Leblanc scored five goals and veteran Colin Doyle chipped in with four as the Toronto Rock mounted a fourth quarter comeback to defeat the Buffalo Bandits, 13-11, at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Rock will hit the road to meet the top-seeded Orlando Titans next Saturday at Amway Arena in the East Division Final. Faceoff is slated for 7:30pm ET.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
In the first sign of realizing great expectations, Bill Tierney’s 16th-ranked University of Denver men's lacrosse team clinched the ECAC's automatic NCAA tournament berth Sunday with a 12-4 rout of sixth-ranked Loyola at Invesco Field.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 Share 11:30AM
from SportsFive.net
Billed as one of the "Must See" games of the year, Fairport traveled to Canandaigua Academy tonight where the Braves won in overtime 12-11 on a goal by Brandon Thomson, assisted by Bryan Peck.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
By definition of his position, Joel White rarely finds himself on the crease for offensive purposes. But on Saturday night here, the Syracuse University long stick midfielder not only positioned himself there, he scored from that spot, too. “I think I’ve been teaching him a little bit,” said SU’s Stephen Keogh, the Orange men’s truer crease man.
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from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart lacrosse team needed just three seconds to score the opening goal against ECAC rival Air Force, kick-starting a 5-0 opening run. The Statesmen didn’t let off the gas until the game was well in hand, cruising to a 17-6 victory over the Falcons. Sophomore midfielder Bobby Dattilo won the opening faceoff on a procedure call, scooped up the loose ball and fired a strike to sophomore attackman Sam Miller, who dumped it home for the early lead.
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from Albany Athletics
Dave Brock scored two of his three goals in the fourth quarter as UAlbany held off Binghamton, 11-6, in America East Conference play on Saturday, May 1 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes moved into a tie for second in the league standings and will be the third seed for next week's conference postseason tournament.
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from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius College men's lacrosse team lost a three-team random draw on Sunday morning, ending the team's season. Canisius, Manhattan and Marist all tied for third place in the MAAC regular season standings with the top four teams earning an invitation to the conference tournament, meaning one of the three schools would not be included in the championship field.
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from MPNnow.com
The Braves girls lacrosse team showed off to it’s over 100 youth players present at the Academy Friday night with a 22-9 win over Webster Thomas. The Braves had nine different players score in the game, led by the D’Amore and Marafioti sisters.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Nonleague games are what a coach and a team makes out of them. OFA Girls Lacrosse Coach Lauren Morley felt her team got the maximum effect from Friday's 19-6 win over Northwood Prep.
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from The Corning Leader
Team Nickname: This certainly is not the most pressing question surrounding the budget crisis that faces the Corning-Painted Post school district, but one that eventually must be addressed nonetheless.
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from Albany Athletics
Goalkeeper Ashley Ross saved McKinley Curro's shot with 39 seconds remaining as UAlbany held off Boston University, 12-11, to win its first-ever America East Conference regular-season title on Saturday, May 1 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes will host next week's conference postseason championship.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The year of the first Ivy League men's lacrosse conference tournament will also be the year of the first four-way tie for the regular season title in 54 years. After Saturday's three deciding results, the foursome of Cornell, Princeton, Yale and Brown finished 4-2 in league play in unquestionably the deepest, most parity-driven season of lacrosse in Ivy history. Fittingly, it seemed, each pivotal game Saturday was decided by a single goal.
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from RIT Athletics
The RIT (11-5, 6-2 E8) men's lacrosse team used a strong second half to beat arch rival Nazareth College (11-4, 6-2 E8) 13-8 on Saturday. The win earns the Tigers the second seed in next week's Empire 8 Tournament.

from Nazareth Athletics
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from Ithaca Athletics
The Ithaca men's lacrosse team scored the last four goals of the game and won 11-8 against Stevens Saturday afternoon at Upper Terrace Field. With the victory, Ithaca clinched an Empire 8 playoff berth and will play at St. John FIsher in a semifinal Friday afternoon.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Ninth-ranked Syracuse built an early but couldn’t hold on and lost to No. 12 Georgetown, 10-9, in its regular-season finale on Saturday, May 1. It was Senior Day at the Carrier Dome as 10 members of the Orange were honored prior to the game for their contributions to the Syracuse program.
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from William Smith Athletics
Senior Molly Fitzgerald matched her career highs for goals (7) and points (9) today, leading the William Smith College lacrosse team to a 24-14 victory over Liberty League foe Skidmore on McCooey Field. The Herons close out their season with an 8-7 overall record and a 4-4 conference mark, while the Thoroughbreds finish 7-10 overall and 3-5 in the Liberty League.
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from St. John Fisher Athletics
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College men’s lacrosse team crushed the opposing Utica College Pioneers 17-5 on its way to tying a College-record for wins at 15 (15-1 overall, 6-1 E8) Saturday afternoon at Growney Stadium. With Fisher's win, coupled with RIT's win at Nazareth today, the Cardinals can earn the No 1 seed for next weekend's Empire 8 Conference Championship with a win at Elmira College on Tuesday.
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from Hartwick Athletics
A trio of Hartick College women's lacrosse players were recognized as the Empire 8 announced its 2010 All-Conference teams. Sophomore midfielder Brittany LaVaute (Skaneateles, NY/Skaneateles) and sophomore defender Emily Piedigrossi (Cortland, NY/Cortland) each garnered E8 Honorable Mention. Classmate Hannah Kennedy (Avon, CT/Avon) was selected to the Sportswoman of the Year Team.
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from Brockport Athletics
Junior Andy Hilton (Rochester, NY/Gates-Chili) scored four times including twice in the fourth quarter as The College at Brockport Men’s Lacrosse team tried to come back from an early deficit but SUNY Potsdam held on late for a 9-8 victory in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Saturday on Bob Boozer Field in Special Olympics Stadium in Brockport.
Saturday, May 1, 2010 Share 9:30AM
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from Neil Kerr/the Post-Standard
Leading all the way, host West Genesee avenged its most recent loss with a 13-9 win over Corcoran in CNYCL boys lacrosse play Friday night. It was the seventh straight win for the No. 10 state-ranked Wildcats (9-2) since they dropped a 12-11 overtime game to the Cougars on April 6.

Girls: Morgan Corso's trio of goals led the No. 2 state-ranked Wildcats (6-0, 11-1) to the CNYCL victory.

WSYR-TV video
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Fifty Frontier League girls lacrosse games ago, Carthage stared at a celebrating South Jefferson squad. The Comets haven't lost a league game since. Friday, they downed the Cyclones in Watertown, 20-7, to break the undefeated tie atop the league standings.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
Steve Beville positioned Division III powerhouses Salisbury and Gettysburg on the early part of his Cortland lacrosse schedule for two reasons — one of them practical, the other philosophical.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior attackman Jack Harmatuk (CBA/Syracuse U.) scored with 42 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give the number-one ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team an 8-7 win over Saint Anselm on Friday afternoon at Melucci Field. With the victory, the Dolphins clinch the regular season title outright for the third straight year and for the 10th time in the last 11 years.
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from Army Athletics
Army senior attackman Tyler Seymour scored career-highs with five points and four goals to lead the Black Knights to a 9-7 come-from-behind victory over Bucknell in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament at Michie Stadium.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Army senior attackman Tyler Seymour scored career-highs with five points and four goals to lead the Black Knights to a 9-7 come-from-behind victory over Bucknell in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament at Michie Stadium.

Anchored by junior attackman Andy Warner's (Corning East) career-high four goals, the Navy men's lacrosse team (7-7) used a nine-goal second half to score an 11-9 come-from-behind win over third-seeded Lafayette (8-6) Friday evening in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals held at Army's Michie Stadium.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 9 Syracuse goes for its fourth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season title on Saturday when it hosts Georgetown at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. It is the final regular-season contest for the Orange, which will honor its senior class in a pre-game ceremony. Saturday's game will be televised live on CBS College Sports.

Syracuse enters the game with an overall record of 12-4 and a 6-1 mark in BIG EAST play. The Orange is second in the BIG EAST standings behind Georgetown. The Hoyas are 7-0 in conference action and 10-5 overall.
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from Hamilton Athletics
Liz Rave ’10 led nationally ranked, No. 1 Hamilton College with three goals in a 14-8 win over Skidmore College in a Liberty League game played at Steuben Field on April 30. Hamilton (15-0 overall, 7-0 Liberty) hosts No. 11 Union College on Saturday, May 1, in a showdown for the top seed and the right to host the league tournament on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8. Union (10-5, 7-0) defeated William Smith College 13-7 at William Smith on Friday.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Kevin Corrigan, the veteran head coach of the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team, was on the campus of Rutgers University recently to scout Syracuse, which was about to defeat the Knights 11-5.

Asked how things were going, Corrigan shook his head and said: "How’s it going? That’s kind of like asking Mrs. Lincoln how the play was."
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team answered every Dartmouth run, but ran out of time in a 10-8 loss to the Big Green on Friday afternoon at Franklin Field in the first-ever Ivy League Lacrosse Tournament game. The Big Red were eliminated and fell to 5-9 with the loss.
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from William Smith Athletics
The William Smith College lacrosse team fell to 11th-ranked Union 13-7 in a Liberty League contest this afternoon on McCooey Field. The Herons slip to 7-7 overall and 3-4 in the conference, while the Dutchwomen improve to 10-5 on the season and 7-0 in the Liberty League.
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from Canisius Athletics
Marist scored the final five goals of the contest, including the game-winning score with 17 seconds left, and kept the Canisius College women's lacrosse team off the scoreboard for the final 20:58 to earn an 8-7 victory in the MAAC Semifinals. The second-seeded Griffs end their season with a 10-8 record, while the third-seeded Red Foxes advance to play No. 1 Fairfield in Sunday's championship game.
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from Cobleskill Athletics
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced today that three members of the SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team have been named to the league's 2010 All-NEAC Team. Fighting Tiger freshman attackman Shane Francis, Akwesasne Territory, Salmon River High School, was named to the All-NEAC First Team while junior midfielder Alex Bendon, Latham, NY, Shaker High School/Hudson Valley Community College, and junior midfielder Brian Murphy, Cross River, NY, John Jay High School, both earned spots on the All-NEAC Second Team.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Jefferson Community College placed seven players on the Mid-State Athletic Conference lacrosse all-star teams, and women's coach Kelly Kunz was named the conference's coach of the year.
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from the Star-Gazette
Corning East's boys lacrosse team bounced back from rare back-to-back losses with a 16-6 victory over Binghamton on Friday in a Section 4 Conference game at Corning Memorial Stadium. Ben Dunlavey had four goals for the Trojans (7-3), who scored eight goals in the second quarter to take a 12-4 halftime lead.
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from MPNnow.com
The Bloomfield-Honeoye boys lacrosse team keeps on churning out goals, getting multiple-goal games from five different players on their way to defeating the host Wildcats 16-10 Thursday evening. Leading the scoring for the Pride was Jerred Meloney with four goals and two assists, and two goals each from Schyler Welch, Sean Beaney, Ben Cratsley and Zach Blain.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Largely due to its towering effort against LaFayette on April 24, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team rose from no. 7 to no. 3 in the state Class C rankings, behind only Manhasset and Cold Spring Harbor. The Lakers couldn’t face either Long Island power until a possible state final in mid-June, so in the meantime it continued its destruction of all local foes.
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from Phil Blackwell/cnylink.com
Steaming from a pair of one-goal defeats at home to Skaneateles and CBA, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team went to the road – and won twice. Of the two games, the trip to LaFayette last Tuesday offered more of a challenge, due to the cold temperatures and the Lancers’ vast improvement.
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from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Cam Fedish led all scorers with six goals as visiting Chenango Valley defeated Johnson City, 15-13, in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse game on Friday.