November 2010
Tuesday November 30, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Marist Athletics
Under the direction of first-year head coach Jessica O'Brien, the Marist women's lacrosse team announced its 2011 schedule on Monday afternoon. The Red Foxes will play in 16 games during the regular season, including six Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) dates in defense of the 2010 conference championship.

"Although we have a challenging schedule ahead of us for 2011, I feel it will only help us to prepare for our MAAC games," O'Brien said. "I particularly look forward to facing some new teams such as Stony Brook, UMass, Denver and St. Mary's (CA). These teams, along with our conference play will test our team and help to prepare us for our ultimate goal in the MAAC Tournament."
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from Inside Lacrosse
From Syracuse at No. 1 through Bucknell at No. 20, IL ranks the top 20 teams entering the 2011 season. The Orange come in at No. 1 this preseason after finishing 2010 with a first round exit. With six All-Americans returning and a senior class that's won two national titles, Syracuse is a good bet to start the season at the top. Virginia, North Carolina, Cornell and defending national champ Duke round out the top five.
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from The Daily News
When new Batavia High School lacrosse coach John Mangefrida first heard about a lacrosse clinic coming to this area in December, he didn't have the highest of expectations. Joe Hussar, a former varsity coach of the Blue Devils, then e-mailed him the names of the two players who would be conducting the clinic: Brodie Merrill and Gavin Prout.
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from the Bedford Patch
John Jay High School senior lacrosse star Mike Daniello was among those who made it official, signing his letter on the first night of the signing period.
Sunday November 28, 2010 Share 4:30PM
from CNY Roadhawks
Thanksgiving day our coaches and players lost a good friend and youth lacrosse mentor unexpectedly. Our parents, player’s and friend’s hearts, prayers, and sympathy go out to TJ, Elizabeth, Martha, and Jim’s (Nute’s) relatives.

Nute started playing lacrosse at East Syracuse high school, continued his lacrosse career as a two time all region SUNY attack-man with a NJCAA national appearance and named to the NJCAA National championship ALL Tourney Team.

Services will be noon Tuesday at DeWitt Community Church. Burial will be in Collamer Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. For directions or a guest book, please visit www.SCHEPPFAMILY.com In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fayetteville Fire Department, 425 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY 13066 or Friends of Town of DeWitt Parks & Recreation, 5400 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse, NY 13057
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from Army Athletics
Several members of the Army lacrosse team gave back to the community last week, participating in three separate initiatives. Members of the team visited Walter Reed Medical Center on Veterans Day, participated in a youth clinic on Saturday and took part in a fundraising run on Sunday.

"We feel that it is very important that our program gives back to the community in any way that we can," said Army head coach Joe Alberici (Auburn). "I am always extremely impressed with our guys for finding time during their busy schedules to volunteer and participate at these events. I think it speaks well for the types of people we have in this program."
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from Syracuse.com
"Haudenosaunne: Elements," on view at the Everson through Jan. 16, provides a solid overview, or introduction, to the types of art work and media being created and employed by contemporary artists of the Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga and Tuscarora Nations.

The paintings by Hyde ("God Save the Queen") and Thomas' on a mirror, ("Reflections of Injustice") address this past summer's headline grabbing incident involving the Iroquois National Lacrosse Team's denial of travel between the United States and England using Iroquois passports.
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from WBNG
He had already verbally committed to play lacrosse at John Hopkins next season, but after the year he just completed, he may play college football instead.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Dave Martens, former longtime athletic director for the Fairport Central School District and a key figure in statewide athletics, died Friday morning at an area hospice after battling cancer for years.
Saturday November 27, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
Raised around members of the Onondaga Nation, I found that my SU teammates from Central New York were serious woodsmen. Midfielders and defensemen from West Genesee disappeared during hunting season and came back with freezers full of venison. When the campus cafeterias where closed at 7:30 pm.

(includes links to two venison recipe sites)
Friday November 26, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
There are a bunch of reasons why the PSAC schools - and numerous institutions in Division III that sponsor women's lacrosse - haven't embraced the mens' game. They start with the obvious, such as Title IX constraints and fiscal responsibilities, and migrate from there toward the inane.

#6 Buffalo State: It’s hard for me to believe that Buffalo State wouldn’t be in the SUNYAC playoffs within three years of establishing its program and qualify for the NCAAs within five.
#3 Rochester: With Nazareth, RIT and St. John Fisher already dominating the Rochester landscape, you’d think the city would be at max capacity in terms of Division III teams, but the University of Rochester would be in a different league.
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from the Post-Standard
Samantha "Sam" McCarrick will play lacrosse at Limestone College in South Carolina . . .
Thursday November 25, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Upstate lacrosse team visited balmy Annapolis, Maryland this weekend and not only enjoyed a few days of warm weather and all of the blue crab you could eat, but came away beating six very good lacrosse teams.

Upstate was coached by Lt Commander Craig Washington, of the Naval Academy, and was made up of young men from the Central and Western Empire State teams, as well as Corning East High School and Ithaca High School. The most amazing thing concerning this team was that they had never played together as a team before. A parent was overheard saying to Coach Washington, "I don't know if it was intentional, but you brought the right group of unselfish players to Maryland and they played some beautiful lacrosse".
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from the Boston Blazers
Boston Blazers President and General Manager Doug Reffue announced today the two-year signings of NLL All-Stars Dan Dawson and Casey Powell. With the completion of these deals, Boston becomes the first team in professional sports to have the top three MVP vote-getters from the prior season (Dawson, Powell, and Josh Sanderson) starting on the same squad.

“Dan is one of the most electrifying players in our league,” said Reffue. “With his leadership and offensive presence as well as the addition of all-stars like Casey and Josh, we will be a major challenge for every team this year. Anything short of a Champions Cup would be a major disappointment.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Countless college coaches from Duke’s John Danowski to John Hopkins’ Dave Pietramala, gathered to scout young talent from some of the top Island programs, and a few from neighboring states.

Among the top standouts: Sr. Connor Braddish, West Islip (Colgate); Sr. Brendan Madarasz, Smithtown West (Army); Sr. Matt Schultz, Smithtown West (Cornell); Jr. Henry West, Darien (Cornell)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Junior Sean Doyle, Attack, Torrey Pines, Calif. has verbally committed to Cornell. A top recruit from the West Coast, Doyle participated in the Nike Blue Chip on the East Coast, and was most recently at the Adrenaline High Rollers event in Coronado, Calif. He had toured the East Coast in the weeks prior, visiting Cornell, Penn State, Fairfield, Villanova among other schools.
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from Inside Lacrosse
John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) was included when Philadelphia Lacrosse Association announced the 2011 class of the Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held Feb. 5 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club (Lafayette Hill.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Johnson made his National Lacrosse League debut on March 27, 2010. The transition man collected five loose balls in the game against the rival Buffalo Bandits. Rochester acquired Johnson from the Minnesota Swarm in a four-player, one-draft pick deal on October 14, 2009.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Great ideas are conceived in some unusual places and sometimes come from unlikely sources. Case in point is the origin of the newest marking initiative by the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks.
Wednesday November 24, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Good luck to Rochester's new Major League Lacrosse team. I'm afraid the reincarnated Rattlers and owner Rob Clark will need it. Rochester couldn't adequately support the Rattlers from 2001 through 2008 — even in their 2008 championship season. The team's eight-year record was 55-45 and the rosters were loaded with some of the world's greatest lacrosse talent. But drawing decent crowds always was a problem. The loyal fans were among the most savvy and enthusiastic in the league. There simply weren't enough of them.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
As he walked off the field at Marina Auto Stadium in June after his Chicago Machine club edged Denver, 18-14, in front of nearly 3,000 fans, B.J. O'Hara thought to himself: "If there was some way we could get back to Rochester, wouldn't it be great."

His wish came true.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Toronto Nationals will be moving to Hamilton, Ontario for the 2011 Major League Lacrosse season, commissioner Dave Gross said Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected in the next few weeks.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Kayla Treanor competed in the Under Armour All-American camp, the Empire State Games and earned selection to the Under-19 United States National Lacrosse team during the summer. The Niskayuna High star also was heavily recruited as she approached the start of her junior year.
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from the Pottstown Mercury
There's a good chance no one has ever mistaken Kohl Batdorf for being indecisive . . . After sifting through a long list of college options, afforded to him thanks to his play with the Wildcats and his club team Mesa Fresh, which features many of the top players in Chester County and the Main Line, a February trip to Hobart in Geneva, N.Y. quickly cut that long list to a single one.

"I was instantly in love," Batdorf said.
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from the Corning Leader
Kimmy Gronski (Corning) made her college plans official Tuesday, signing a letter of intent to attend St. Francis, where she will play for the school’s NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse program there.
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from Inside Lacrosse
iPad meets transistor radio. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on Kindle meets hardback copy of Run to Daylight. Facebook meets rotary phone.
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from Major League Lacrosse
RocLax LLC Owner & CEO Robert Clark announced today that Major League Lacrosse will be returning to Rochester for the 2011 season. The team, nicknamed the Rattlers, will feature the best players in the world and will play its home games at Marina Auto Stadium.

“The MLL is very excited to be returning to Rochester” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. The Rattlers had some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in the league and we’re thrilled that they will have the opportunity to enjoy MLL action again. We had the opportunity to work with Rob Clark and his staff this past summer and believe that Rob and his crew will do an excellent job growing the fan base in the region and running a first class operation.”

In addition, the club announced that B. J. O’Hara would be returning to lead the team as head coach. “B.J. O’Hara’s resume made him the obvious choice to lead the Rattlers” said RocLax LLC Owner and CEO Robert Clark. “B.J. was a huge part of the success the Rattlers realized over the years, culminating with a championship in 2008. We feel very fortunate to have B.J.”

RochesterRattlers.com
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
There are many success stories about Canadian and Native American box players playing at US colleges and making a major impact. Box lacrosse is a physically demanding sport that is built around having great fundamental skills. The reason the Canadian athletes find such great success is their years of box lacrosse experience. In box lacrosse passes are shorter and players must catch and pass under pressure all the time. The goal is smaller and the goalie is much bigger, therefore you need to become a more accurate and efficient shooter. We will be shooting on box goalies.

Box Lacrosse has many benefits to the field game so we have designed a winter training program that will use box lacrosse as one of our training principles.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Syracuse senior long-stick midfielder Joel White is one of Lacrosse Magazine's four finalists for 2011 Division I Preseason Player of the Year. A Tewaaraton Award finalist after last season, White is up against Billy Bitter (North Carolina), Rob Pannell (Cornell) and Kevin Crowley (Stony Brook) for the honor. Also vote for the other five division PotY's.
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from LaxPower
"We're pleased to officially welcome these eleven young men and their families to Fairfield University," said Copelan. "We're excited about the caliber of student - athlete that will be joining us and feel like we have some players at each position who have the potential to make an early impact."

Tristan Sperry is a 5-foot-11, 160 pound attackman that is currently attending Saratoga Springs High School and plays for the Albany Power as well. He was named his squads offensive MVP a season ago and has twice led the team in scoring. Sperry has been named a Top 205 All-Star, a Suburban Council All-Star and been selected to play at the Empire State Games.
Tuesday November 23, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Multiple sources around Major League Lacrosse told Inside Lacrosse last week that they believed an impending announcement moving the Machine, a 2006 MLL expansion franchise that made its home in Chicago until last summer, to Rochester would occur this week.

That announcement seems likely to come tomorrow as MLL and Rochester Rhinos communications staffs issued a media advisory Monday afternoon, stating that MLL Commissioner Dave Gross, Adirondack Sports Club Owner and CEO Robert Clark and ASC President and COO Pat Ercoli would hold a press conference Tuesday concerning a "major announcement concerning the future of professional outdoor lacrosse in Rochester."
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Upset of the Year by a long shot, Army defied the odds when they rallied from an early 5-1 deficit to upend Syracuse, the “Masters of Memorial Day,” in their own house, (coincidently shaped after my cousin, Man!Orange!) 9-8 in double OT.

It’s always difficult to get a win in the Dome, but when you march in there in May, it’s really, really difficult to get a win.
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from YNN.com
Kara Pafumi's dream was to play Division I lacrosse, and that dream became official on Friday as the Fulton High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Binghamton University. (Video 0:39)
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from the Albany Times-Union
Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) has widely regarded as one of the state’s best girls’ lacrosse players. The junior has also been recognized as one of the elite players in the nation.
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from Merrimack Athletics
The Merrimack men's lacrosse program has signed four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period for the class of 2015.

Morgan on Jarem: "Owen has a great combination of on-ball presence, a very good stick and is a very smart defender. He was one of the anchors that helped Shenendehowa become arguably the best program in the country last year. Owen is a hard worker and will bring an added toughness to our defense."
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from LacrossePlayground.com
Syracuse Legend and Maverik Rep, Ric Beardsley, drove down from Syracuse,NY to train the Turtles and drove back the same night. Watch the video . . . he is hysterical.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
“With the holiday season quickly upon us, we have developed a couple different holiday packs, combining a gift and tickets to come out and enjoy either an Amerks or Knighthawks game,” said team President Lewis Staats. “We know that people tend to try to stretch their family dollars at this time of year and we feel that either one of our holiday packs are a great value for the money and a good gift to share with family or friends.”
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Readers from England, Kenya, and Thailand submit photos to LM, plus a standard dose of lacrosse's, well, quirkier moments
Monday November 22, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Since finishing his rocky career as Syracuse’s No. 22, Dan Hardy’s emerged as one of the MLL’s most underrated midfielders, demonstrating his prowess for moving the ball all over the field and taking advantage of cracks in opposing defenses alongside fellow Denver Outlaw stars like Max Seibald, Brendan Mundorf and Drew Westervelt.
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from ESPN
Belichick, in a sweatshirt and jeans, was playing catch with Paul Rabil, a former lacrosse star at Johns Hopkins. At one point, Belichick climbed into the stands to retreive an errant ball. At another point, Belichick was receiving passes of almost 100 yards.

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from Inside Lacrosse
A four-time letter winner at Le Moyne from 1984–1987, Neil Olshey became the Los Angeles Clippers’ general manager in April after taking over for Mike Dunleavy. Now steering a ship with budding stars like Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon, he takes time to talk about his lax background.

IL: Besides wanting to pass gym class, what did you find intriguing about lacrosse?

NO: The guys I was hanging around with were all a part of the lacrosse club because they had played fall lacrosse. They were my buddies . . . I fell in love with it right away. A lot of the spacing, the movement, the footwork, the structure of lacrosse in half field is very similar to basketball. It’s just one extra guy. I caught on to the concept of the game pretty quickly. It took a long time and a lot of effort to get the stick skills I needed because I never picked up a stick before I got to Le Moyne. But the competitive outlet, being around my teammates, the camaraderie, the things that made lacrosse great and still do is really that you’re playing for the love of competition and for the love of the game.
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from the Fort Myers News-Press
Many coaches call lacrosse "the fastest sport on two feet." And its growth today in many places seems to be almost as quick. And to help the sport grow even further, coaches, scouts and administrators representing nearly 200 colleges have arrived in Naples this weekend for the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's annual meeting.

In conjunction with the meeting, the IWLCS and Corrigan Sports Enterprises Inc. of Baltimore have organized the deBeer Presidents Cup Lacrosse Tournament, which attracted 74 girls club and high school teams with about 1,800 players from across the country. The tournament began Saturday morning.

The Relentless Hustle Club represented Upstate.

The Tournament website
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks entered their training camp session today at Total Sports Experience and the intensity and pace of the workout was ramped up after opening camp on Saturday. Fans attended practice to meet the returning players and welcome some new faces like Matt Zash, Matt Vinc, Mike Accursi, Jordan Hall and Cody Jamieson.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Mike Accursi couldn’t be happier to back in Rochester and be among his “family” again. The former Knighthawk, who helped the team to the 2007 championship, was among the players at Day 1 of Rochester Knighthawks Training Camp.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Over a dozen Knighthawks visited three Tim Hortons restaurants: Bushnell’s Basin, Fairport Road and Victor Village. Tim Hortons celebrated “Knighthawks Day” as the team opens Training Camp later today at the Rochester Sports Garden. One of the biggest fans was Victor Village store baker Mike Higbie, who was dressed in a game-worn Regy Thorpe jersey.
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from NLL Insider
NLLInsider.com’s Teddy Jenner interviews Easton Lacrosse’s Cort Kim about the new and exciting developments in lacrosse at the sporting goods giant, which is already well established in hockey, baseball and softball. Kim, a co-founder of Talon Lacrosse, which Easton acquired last year, talks about the game, product development and some new strategies that Easton will employ.
Saturday November 20, 2010 Share 10:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Flynn, one of the winningest boys' lacrosse coaches in the country out of Mountain Lakes (N.J.) High School, will be the head coach of the U.S. men's national U19 lacrosse team that will compete in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Turku, Finland. He was an assistant coach for the U.S. gold medal team in 2008.

Jim Stagnitta (ESM) has known Flynn for over 20 years. The Rutgers University men's coach admires Flynn's dedication to the sport. "There are a couple things that separate him," Stagnitta said. "As long as he's been involved in this, his intensity and passion, it seems to get more driven every year. What's unique about him is he's able to instill that passion in the kids that play for him.
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from MVP Lax Camps
The Central 2012 and Syracuse 2012 Road Hawks teams will be competing this weekend in the MVP Fall Classic Tournament at Rutgers.

Road Hawks website
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from UMass Athletics
Amy Tiernan (Carthage) is a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse, basketball and swimming for Carthage High School. In lacrosse, she earned Academic All-America honors last season, was named to the New York State Empire Team, earned All-North Second Team honors (second year) and was named to the Frontier League All-Star Team (second year). Tiernan was also an all-league performer in basketball and swimming.
Friday November 19, 2010 Share 10:45AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
South Jefferson's Marc Piche has signed to play college lacrosse at Division II Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa.
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from SportsFive.net
Fairport senior midfielder Drew Hays signed his National Letter of Intent to play at the University of North Carolina last week, almost a year after making a verbal commitment to Tar Heel head Coach Joe Breschi. He will be joining McQuaid defenseman, Jake Bailey. Drew picked UNC after considering Syracuse, Ohio State, Cornell and Penn State among others.
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from The Daily Freeman
Timing is everything, even when it comes to choosing a college. When John Battaglino first noticed Kingston High’s Cassie Bouton, he was an associate women’s lacrosse coach at the University at Albany.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Canadian flag flew a little lower this summer after Casey Powell (Carthage) became the first American-born player to win NLL MVP honors, allowing him to run away with the NLL Player of the Year Laxie for the second straight year.
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from Inside Lacrosse
L's Terry Foy hosts a free for all with the guy who won the first Personality of the Year Laxies, Brett Queener (Penn Yan), and his incumbent Connor Martin. Queener passes the torch onto Martin as the two, who've had a long-term relationship consisting of online correspondence, talk for the first time. (Audio 29:49)
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from AP/Syracuse.com
Local officials say the Empire State Games are back on this winter with help from community leaders in the Lake Placid area, the home of the games.

Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau President Jim McKenna says Thursday they’re confident of raising enough money from business sponsorships across the state to support the contests.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
"I think the idea of making girls wear helmets that were specifically designed for a different game is irresponsible," said Ann Carpenetti, managing director for game administration for US Lacrosse.
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from Lacrosse AllStars
Lax All Stars got the chance to ask David Gross, Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse, some serious questions and boy, did he deliver! It’s easy to phone in an interview and just copy and paste the standard answers. Commissioner Gross did nothing of the sort, and in turn this very well could be to the best interview LAS has ever had the privilege of publishing. But enough from us. We’ll let the Commish do the talking.
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from ESPN RISE
As part of the continuing ON THE RISE series, ESPN RISE features some of the best girls high school lacrosse players in the nation. We wrap up our ON THE RISE series with our choices for the Top 25 juniors.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse announced today that they have signed a multi year licensing agreement with Skinit, Inc., theindustry leader in on-demand personalization for electronic devices. MLL fans can now personalize their laptop, cell phone and other electronic devices with their favorite MLL team’s logo and soon their favorite players in action.
Thursday November 18, 2010 Share 11:30AM
from YNN.com
Jenna Barber of Chittenango (St. Bonaventure), and Liverpool's Matt Savlov (Vermont) and Joe Corapi (Le Moyne) signed NLI's on Tuesday. (Video 0:39)
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from The Daily Orange
Joe Fazio faced a tough decision. At West Genesee High School in Camillus, N.Y., Fazio was a two-sport athlete, dominating the field in both football and lacrosse. But it finally came time for him to make a choice about what sport he would pursue in college.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Maine-Endwell High senior Caroline Grosso on Wednesday signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Niagara University, where she is to join the Purple Eagles' lacrosse and soccer programs.

YNN.com video
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from Inside Lacrosse
Since all of these Ivy commits will still have to go through the daunting regular admissions process for their respective schools, this isn't a true 'signing' analysis, per se — just who has committed.

The listed players of course don't receive athletic scholarships and, hence, don't sign their name on the dotted line. It's also very likely that either there will be more Ivy commits between now and fall '11 or that some of the players listed won't be admitted. If there's anybody missing, please e-mail me or Geoff Shannon to fill in holes.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Chris Schiller, Scott Ditzell and Matt Zash have been named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor Lacrosse Team, which will compete in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague, Czech Republic next May.

“It's such an honor to be a member of Team USA. What a tremendous privilege it is to represent your country while playing the sport you love,” said Zash. “In 2007, we fell short of our ultimate goal and left Halifax with the bronze medal. Since then, U.S. Indoor Lacrosse has done a tremendous job promoting the indoor game and building the American talent pool. There is no doubt in my mind that Team USA will be competing for gold in 2011.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
High School lacrosse fans, get used to seeing the above crew frequently on this website over the next few months. Haverford (Pa.) (head coach John Nostrant/Baldwinsville) has 11, count'em, 11 Division I recruit committed from their class of 2011, and will be among the short list of teams vying for the top preseason spot for the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School rankings. Here's another look at the group:
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Chris Schiller, Scott Ditzell and Matt Zash have been named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor Lacrosse Team, which will compete in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague, Czech Republic next May.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
For those looking to get a head start on the Spring lacrosse season, well here is your chance. Similar to the hockey clinic, the fourth annual Winter Knighthawks Lacrosse Camp is also a two-day event and will run from Tuesday, December 28th to Wednesday, December 29th at the Brighton Sports Zone.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks forward Shawn Evans will be a guest on the Bob Matthews Show Thursday, November 18th at 6:45 p.m. on WHAM 1180-AM and wham1180.com. Evans will preview the team’s training camp, which opens Saturday, November 20th at the Rochester Sports Garden.
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from The Moscow News
Moscow Rebels are Russia’s unofficial lacrosse kings after a comprehensive 12-6 win over St. Petersburg Slayers in the inaugural Capitals Cup. Making full use of home advantage at Park Druzhby last weekend the Rebels raced into the lead, with Eugene Arkhipov, pictured above, leading the way with five goals. The former Rochester Institute of Technology varsity man was closely followed by the team’s founder, David Diamonon, who grabbed his first career hat-trick to lay the foundations for the win.
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from IMG Lacrosse Academy
This is a ten part video series of acrosse tips and lacrosse drills to help you become a better offensive lacrosse player.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
John Grant Jr., Colin Doyle and Brodie Merrill are the first three players named to Canada's team for the 2011 world indoor lacrosse tournament. Grant and Doyle are two of the most prolific scorers in the sport, while Merrill is regarded as the best in the world at transitioning the ball from defence to attack, and all three have extensive experience representing Canada in its national summer sport.
Wednesday November 17, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from US Lacrosse
This quiz is designed to help players, parents and coaches test their awareness of concussions in sport after reading the Heads Up Concussion Fact Sheets that can be found at www.uslacrosse.org under "Safety." These sheets were created by the CDC in partnership with US Lacrosse.
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from The Washington Times
The National Women's Law Center has thrown down the gauntlet and plans to spread the fight over sports funding issues from colleges and universities to the nation's high schools. Booster-club services - even Mom baking cookies for the team - is one of the issues already on the table.
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from The Daily Orange
Just as a pink ribbon is worn as a symbol for breast cancer, a mustache is grown in November as a statement for prostate cancer. The Syracuse University club lacrosse team members have ditched their razors and allowed their facial hair to grow to raise awareness in Syracuse for Movember, a charity event to raise awareness about men's health.
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from Poughkeepsie Journal
"It is with great regret and sadness that I must inform you of the cancellation of the 2011 Empire State Games programs," Winter Games administrator Lisa Del Signore wrote in a letter to ESG officials and athletes obtained by the Poughkeepsie Journal. "We have been informed that there will be no appropriation for any of the Empire State Games programs in the coming year, and two of our five staff members have been laid off effective the end of the year. The other three have been re-assigned within the State Parks agency. With no money and no staff, we have no program.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Mark Wenham was pleased to bring the tournament back to Ithaca, where he currently lives and where the lacrosse culture is as rich as it’s ever been with the recent success of both the Big Red and Little Red programs.

Additionally, Wenham expressed his appreciation to the member of the Ithaca College lacrosse team, who helped out with officiating, field management and other tasks during the event.
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from US Indoor Lacrosse
Included on the team are Casey Powell (Carthage), Greg Downing (Auburn), Max Seibald (Cornell), Mitch Belisle (Cornell), and Scott Ditzell (Geneva).
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse women’s lacrosse squad and head coach Gary Gait have a tough 2011 season ahead as the Orange faces seven opponents that qualified for the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Syracuse plays seven home games, three against BIG EAST teams.

The Orange opens the season at home against local rival Colgate on February 17. Syracuse then travels to Stanford on February 20 and returns home to face Virginia on February 27. The Orange’s comeback attempt against the Cavaliers last season came up just short as it allowed the game-winning goal with 1:33 remaining in a 14-13 setback.
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from Virginia Athletics
Coholan is a 6-foot, 185-pound midfielder from Rochester, N.Y. He is listed as the nation's No. 47 rising senior by Inside Lacrosse as he enters his senior year at Irondequoit. A first-team all-county selection in 2009 and 2010, Coholan tallied 35 goals and 15 assists as a junior. He is also a forward on the hockey team.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with the Knighthawks Krew, announced today that the Krew will be hosting the annual “Welcome to Rochester” Meet the Knighthawks Party on Saturday, November 20th at 9:00 p.m. at the Stock Exchange Restaurant in the First Federal Plaza. This will be the eighth consecutive year that the Knighthawks Krew has upheld this tradition of welcoming the Rochester Knighthawks players, coaches and staff back to Rochester.
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Fans will get an opportunity to decide which seats they want for their season ticket packages at the Bandits’ open practice, which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5 at HSBC Arena. The team will practice from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an autograph session in the 100 Level concourse from 12:30 to 1:30.
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from Village Sports
Modeled after the very successful hockey development program, the lacrosse skill development program provides top level instruction combined with unique skill drills and games to rapidly increase a players skill level and love for the game of lacrosse. Each session also includes a 3v3 or 4v4 teaching scrimmage. Coaches are on the field during the scrimmage to offer pointers and work on team play concepts. (.doc file)
Tuesday November 16, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from SportsFive.net
Ryan Yunker (Churchville-Chili/Bryant), James Burke (Pittsford Southerland/Delaware), Alex Kober (Pittsford/Air Force), and Jake Bailey (McQuaid Jesuit/North Carolina) all signed NLI's recently to continue their lacrosse carrers at Division I schools. Stories and Q & A's . . .
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from SportsFanLive.com
David Sills is just 13 but already knows where he will be attending college in 2015. The Delaware quarterback is headed to USC after verbally committing to a scholarship offer from head coach Lane Kiffin in February. The agreement made Sills the youngest athlete ever to verbally commit to a Division I school. The rise in the number of athletes committing to a college at a younger age has become one of the hottest and most controversial topics in high school sports.
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from Cortland Athletics
Kathleen Howarth, who served SUNY Cortland for 15 years, retired on Oct. 2. She was designated professor emerita of physical education.

From 1967-75, Howarth played for the All England Women’s lacrosse team. In 1973, she was a member of the Great Britain Lacrosse Touring Team to the U.S. She was honored as an assistant coach for England Lacrosse in the World Cup in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1986 and in Perth, Australia, in 1989. She chaired the All England Women’s Lacrosse Association and served as secretary of the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse. She joined SUNY Cortland’s Physical Education Department in 1995 as an assistant professor of physical education and was subsequently promoted to associate professor and, in 2006, to professor.
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from Washington College Athletics
Washington College men's lacrosse alumnus and long-time Haverford School head boys lacrosse coach John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) '86 will be inducted into the US Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 5th.

At Washington College, Nostrant was a three-time All-American and a team captain and the team's Most Valuable Player in 1986. He went on to play professional indoor lacrosse for 11 seasons with the Baltimore Tribe and Philadelphia Wings, twice earning second-team All-Pro honors.
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from WBNG
A Section 4 lacrosse player will take his talents to college next season, just up Interstate 81. Chenango Valley senior Kyle Moyer signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at LeMoyne College in Syracuse.
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Austin Curtis wants to be a pilot. The Whitesboro High School senior wants to help Jacksonville University get its NCAA Division I lacrosse program off the ground, too.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse talks to No. 46 Young Gun junior Bud Graham about his verbal commitment to the Statesmen.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse has announced today that Tim Flynn, a former U.S. U19 team assistant coach and the current head coach at Mountain Lakes (N.J.) High School will serve as the head coach for the U.S. men's national U19 lacrosse team that will compete in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Turku, Finland.
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from MPNnow.com
Matt Vinc is happy to be a Rochester Knighthawk. Last season's National Lacrosse League Goaltender of the Year was introduced to the Rochester media in a rare Monday night press conference at the Blue Cross Arena in the Rochester Community War Memorial.
Monday November 15, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
The National Letter of Intent period began Wednesday, and for the next week we'll run a new feature listing commits for each conference with brief notes on each program. These are only the commitments that are set in stone and confirmed.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Maverik Lacrosse (www.maveriklacrosse.com) today announced it will hold a free clinic for lacrosse coaches in the Dallas, TX, area on Saturday, November 20th at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m.. Maverik's leadership, John Gagliardi, Paul Carcaterra and Mike Springer, have assembled an impressive lineup of elite collegiate and high school coaches to share their knowledge of lacrosse and coaching tips based on their many years of experience.

University of Albany men's head lacrosse coach and 2007 NCAA Division I Coach of the Year Scott Marr will be on-hand to explain the fundamental and technical aspects of a team offense and how to best convey it to your players.
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Saturday November 13, 2010 Share 11:15AM
J-D's Tim Edwards to Canisius
from JustLacrosse
OHSL First-Team midfielder Tim Edwards from state champion Jamesville-Dewitt signed his NLI to play lacrosse for Canisius College. Tim played in the Under Armour All American games for underclassmen, and the Empire Games this past summer. He chose Canisius over Cortland, Siena,and Lemoyne.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Information Center gives you a one-click option for all the information you need for the upcoming 2011 men’s lacrosse season. All the information typically found in the media guide is included, including updated bios, program history and information on how to follow Cornell throughout the season.
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from Florida Athletics
University of Florida lacrosse head coach Amanda O’Leary announced the 2011 Gator recruiting class on Friday. “The class of 2015 is an extremely talented group of student-athletes,” O’Leary said. “They excel on the field as well as in the classroom.

Nora Barry (Marcellus) was named a 2010 US Lacrosse All American and 2010 US Lacrosse Academic All American. She is entering her fifth year of varsity lacrosse for Marcellus High School playing for Coach Dick Lundblad, with 197 career goals, 47 assists and 337 ground balls.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait will hold a Winter Lacrosse Camp for girls and boys in grades 6-12. The camp will take place December 27-29 in Manley Field House. The girls’ camp runs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and the boys’ camp goes from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The coaching staff for the girls camp features Gait and Syracuse assistant coaches Regy Thorpe and Maggie Koch. Former Orange standouts who are serving as assistant coaches at Division I and Division II institutions will also be on hand, including three-time All-American Katie Rowan (Albany), Breanna Stiff (Cincinnati) and Chelsea Strodel (Cortland). Gait, Thorpe, Syracuse men’s lacrosse assistant coach Lelan Rogers and four-time All-American Ric Beardsley will direct the boys’ clinic.
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from the Steuben Courier
Bath Youth Lacrosse started their fall ball season by sending three teams to the 19th Annual Turkey Shoot Lacrosse Tournament in Ithaca Nov. 6, 2010. The tournament featured teams from western New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canada, and numerous Native American teams.
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from MPNnow.com
The Canandaigua Academy Lacrosse and Football Boosters will hold their 8th annual holiday sale on Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canandaigua Academy.
Friday November 12, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Army attackman Jeremy Boltus will be appearing in the FanZone of the January issue of Inside Lacrosse but in light of Veteran's Day, we wanted to offer a little sneak preview of the interview. As with every FanZone, these questions are all submitted by readers. Keep an eye out for more from this interview in the January issue and looking even further ahead, there are still a couple weeks left to submit questions for Notre Dame's Zach Brenneman.
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from ESPN RISE
As part of the continuing ON THE RISE series, ESPN RISE features some of the best girls high school lacrosse players in the nation.

We wrap up our look at the top seniors ON THE RISE with our choices for the Top 50 players overall. Next week we take a sneak peek at the top top 25 juniors.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, six-time Olympic medalist and considered to be the "World's Greatest Female Athlete," will keynote the 2011 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion on Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center. The annual convention is the largest educational and networking opportunity for lacrosse coaches and officials in the world.
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from Lacrosse Masgazine
Brett Queener (Penn Yan/Albany), whose entertaining style in and out of the cage has helped redefine the position; Chris Eck (Colgate), the Boston Cannons' and U.S. training team faceoff specialist who dominates despite having diabetes; Tom Marechek (Syracuse) - "Stick Work and Shooting Drills"; Danielle Spencer (Brighton) unveiling her secrets for beating defenders one-on-one.
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from Stevens Athletics
. . . Jacob Messimer (Rush-Henrietta), who started all 15 games for Stevens last season as a long-stick midfielder, will look to return to the form that made him an all-conference honorable mention performer in 2009.
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from Varsity 845
The Kingston senior goalie has verbally committed to play lacrosse at Division I Siena College next year and will sign her letter of intent on Monday.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks transition player Joe Walters spent his Tuesday afternoon partaking in a promotional photo shoot at The Blue Cross Arena. He talked about the upcoming season and the start of training camp on Saturday, November 20th.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Saturday, November 13th, Walters will sign autographs at the Flour City Face Off lacrosse tournament from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Total Sports Experience in Gates. For more information on the tournament, go to TotalSports-Experience.com .
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has signed transition man Matt Zash and defenseman Marshall Abrams, Troy Bonterre and Regy Thorpe for the 2011 National Lacrosse League season.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks players will trade in their lacrosse uniforms for aprons and serve coffee and donuts from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 20th at three local Tim Hortons restaurants: Bushnell’s Basin, Fairport Road and Victor Village. Tim Hortons will celebrate “Knighthawks Day” as the team opens its Training Camp later that day at the Rochester Sports Garden.
Thursday November 11, 2010 Share 8:45AM
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from MPNnow.com
Joe Lasky has served as the voice of the Canandaigua Braves since 2008, but the Canandaigua resident calls his start in radio an accident.

He currently does play-by-play for Canandaigua football, boys and girls basketball and boys and girls lacrosse.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Iroquois Nationals have some of the coolest uniforms in all of lacrosse. This goes back to the 2006 World Championships and has extended through every iteration of the jerseys since, including the Nike N7-powered threads we saw at the 2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational in late October.

But the Iroquois jerseys don't just look cool. First off, there's a lot of symbolism around the design and details.
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from LaxPower
On Veterans Day, LaxPower salutes the numerous members of the lacrosse community who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States. Some, like Lt. (SEAL) Brendan J. Looney (Navy '04), gave their lives in service to this country.
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from 9WSYR-TV
She joins other locals busy on first day of signing period.
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from the Albany Times Union
Albany Academy’s Kaitlin Pericak signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for Siena on Wednesday.
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from Melinda Johnson/the Post-Standard
“Our culture is such that we have an endless supply of inspiration from our culture and the times. We’ve had 500 years of history. So there’s a lot to say that goes beyond just beautiful pictures,” says [Artist Tom] Huff. “A lot of it is commenting on history, and a lot of it’s commenting on our contemporary lives here. A lot of it is expressing ourselves, our traditions, our culture.”
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from Indian Country Today
The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team recently competed for the first time since the World Championships in 2006 at the Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament in Honolulu.
Wednesday November 10, 2010 Share 9:00AM


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from Binghamton Athletics
Binghamton University head men's lacrosse coach, Ed Stephenson has announced the teams schedule for the 2011 season. The Bearcats open up their 10th season as an intercollegiate program on Sat. Feb, 19th at Penn State. Six of the squad's 14 opponents will visit the Bearcats Sports Complex, including 2010 NCAA semifinalist, Cornell on March 1.

"From top to bottom, this is a highly competitive schedule," Stephenson said. "It is one that will provide valuable experience for our young team."
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from Syracuse Athletics
When the team isn’t home it will play in some of the finest pro football stadiums in the nation. Three of its six away games are scheduled for NFL venues. The team will make appearances at M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens), New Meadowlands Stadium (New York Giants and Jets) and Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots). In addition, the Orange will visit Rentschler Field, home of University of Connecticut football team.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Three Frontier League girls lacrosse players will sign national letters of intent today to play for NCAA Division I programs.
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from MPNnow.com
There’s a phrase that’s used by the Haudenosaunee people to describe the relationship between the nations and the United States — peace, friendship and respect. It’s symbolized by a three-link silver chain. But silver, like other metals, can tarnish or rust. Without commitment, without continued attention, the shine can fade away.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
There may be roughly 40,000 students who attend Penn State's main campus in State College, Pa., but on a late Sunday night in early September, a rare few — maybe three — pass by during a two-and-a-half-hour long Nittany Lions men's lacrosse practice.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine went behind the scenes of a transition in Happy Valley, where new Penn State men's lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni talked about why he left Cornell and what he thinks needs to be done to put the Nittany Lions in contention for a national championship.
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from NunesMagician.com
We already know Syracuse lacrosse will be there for your Classic, no matter where or just how classic it might be. It turns out the Orange have another rule as well. We only play away games in stadiums that seat 70,000 people.

You know, just in case.
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from ESPN RISE
Self awareness can be tough. For a high school athlete, it can mean the difference between realizing their talent does not match up with the dream of playing Division I lacrosse.
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from WZZM13.com
Some of the sports that will be added in 2011 are: archery, cricket, golf, youth ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, pickleball, skateboarding, swimming, wrestling.
Tuesday November 9, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
About 40 teams – including squads from New Jersey, Massachusetts and Ontario – made the trip to central New York this weekend for the sixth annual Tully Cornfield Classic Lacrosse Invitational. Spanning two days, with varsity teams facing off Saturday and the junior varsity on Sunday, the event has become a popular fall destination for college coaches looking to scope some potential recruits on some of the best teams in New York, as well as some outstanding programs from out-of-state.

Saturday was a festive one at Tully High School, where the parking lot was absolutely jam-packed with plenty of folks cooking out, vendor tents and generous spread provided for coaches.
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from Victoria News
Lacrosse superstars Gary and Paul Gait were among the class of 2010 inducted Saturday into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame at the Pacific Centre for Sport Excellence.

Retired lacrosse star Paul Gait talks about his career during his induction to the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence. Twin brother Gary, right, also inducted for his lacrosse career, and presenter Steve Duffy listened in on stage.
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from CNN
Donna Landrigan had been acting strangely for almost a month. Weeks of pounding, wall-to-wall headaches had left the normally calm and confident 35-year-old mother of three feeling confused, anxious, and doubting. "She couldn't function," recalls Dan Landrigan, Donna's husband. "She couldn't do anything, and she had these really intense levels of paranoia."
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from Forbes
I watched ESPN’s Kenny Mayne do a feature with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady on Sunday morning and noticed in passing that Brady was wearing a red Under Armour t-shirt, with a very prominent logo on it. I thought it was slightly odd that an NFL player was not wearing the official team issued gear in the locker room but since Under Armour has become a near-generic for performance apparel, I didn’t give it much second thought.
Sunday November 7, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
How did the commitment process go for you?

I didn’t really play too much as a sophomore, and so I wasn’t really out there as much. So because of that I didn’t really start talking to schools until around the end of my junior season. And by then, most schools have almost all of their spots filled in their recruiting class. I thought that, if I was lucky, I could end up at a smaller D1 program. I bloomed a little late. And after the Empire State Games, Syracuse called. I was just lucky they had a spot left for me.
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from Patch.com
The John Jay senior, one of the leading returning players from last year's Section 1 Class B championship team, has given a verbal commitment to attend Colgate University.

Why did Colgate win out? "The primary reason is because it is an excellent academic school," he said. "The lacrosse program is competitive and the coaches are great. The combination of those two factors was the most important thing to me."
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from Syracuse.com
Culminating the Everson Museum's year of celebrating creativity and artistic achievement in New York state is "Haudenosaunee: Elements," an exhibition that will open to the public on Nov. 13. The use of the word "elements" in the title is deliberate, for the works made by 17 artists of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy reveal the building blocks of Native culture: history, identity and tradition.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Assistant Coach Paul Day was named one of the primary assistant coaches for Team Canada for the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague next May. Former Knighthawks Head Coach Ed Comeau will serve as the head coach, while Derek Keenan will work on the bench as the other primary assistant.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
There is something to be said about individuals who never look back. Questions like, “What could have been?” never seem to enter the minds of those who keep focused only on today and what the future presents in front of them. For Rochester Americans and Knighthawks President Lewis Staats, he runs the organization with firmness that directs stability and implements leadership on all those who work beyond the ice.
Saturday November 6, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
“It is way overdue with box lacrosse and to have a minor lacrosse system in Rochester considering how long the team has been here,” said Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres. “Toronto has had leagues it seems like for 100 years and Buffalo has a good organization. Denver started a program for field teams and now has box teams going. We need to create lacrosse fans by creating lacrosse players in our marketing area.”

Scott Ditzell is entering his fifth season with the Knighthawks in 2011. The Geneva, NY, native will undertake the team’s efforts to create a team of 11 and 12 year olds to represent the Rochester Knighthawks. The Junior Knighthawks will practice once a week and will hold their inaugural session on Tuesday, January 4th at Total Sports Experience.
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from Georgetown Athletics
Georgetown University Head men's lacrosse coach Dave Urick announced that graduate student Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) and seniors Dan Hostetler (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill), Max Seligmann (Essex Falls, N.J./Delbarton), David Shriver (Timonium, Md./Boys' Latin) and Ryan Shuler (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Prep) have been selected as captains for the 2011 season.

Ricky Mirabito (Chenango Forks) will return for his final year of eligibility on the Hilltop. He is currently enrolled in the sports industry management program as a graduate student after earning his bachelor's degree in management. Mirabito, the recipient of the program's Jason "Prof" Decker Unsung Hero Award this year, finished tied for third on the team in scoring with 24 goals and five assists for 29 points. His 24 goals were tied for second on the team.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Let loose your inner-tech geek at the 2011 US Lacrosse National Convention. US Lacrosse will showcase its various new technologies available to US Lacrosse members that help simplify and streamline your program's needs.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan Powell & Max Seibald talk about Wimmer Solutions' Hawaii championship win. (2:07)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Plus Mike Leveille's weapon of choice, and interviews with Brett Bucktooth, Ansley Jemison, Gewas Schindler, Sid Smith, Emmett Printup.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse Halloween wouldn't be complete without pics (EXCELLENT job by Joe Sweeney on these, by the way) from the annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Final Party at Lulu's. This year Saturday was pretty tame, as everyone was focused on winning Sunday afternoon at Kapiolani Park and then rocking out at the Halloween Party at night.
Friday November 5, 2010 Share 1:15PM
from Queens University Athletics
Fred Bush is a 5’10”-183 pound senior defenseman and second year Captain from Jordan, New York. Bush, who played his high school lacrosse at Jordan-Elbridge, came to Queens after helping lead Onondaga CC to a National Championship in 2007. He also captained the OCC team that went to the final in 2008.

Mike Delallo (West Genesee), a 5’8”-170 pound senior midfielder/faceoff midfielder from Syracuse, New York, will be returning as a captain. Majoring in business administration with a focus in finance, he currently sports a 3.15 gpa. The past summer he interned at Express Shipping Room Supply in Liverpool, New York as a marketing associate and financial analyst.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College men's lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan announced on Thursday his team's schedule for the 2011 season as well as the addition of three assistants to his coaching staff. Timothy DeBlois, Brian Masterson and Matt Cassalia '07 will join Sheehan on the sidelines for the 2011 season.

The Dolphins, who finished the 2010 season with a 15-2 record and made their fifth consecutive appearance in the National Championship game, have 13 games scheduled on their slate in 2011. Three of Le Moyne's 13 opponents were ranked in the top-10 of the final 2010 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches' Poll, while two others received votes.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
For the Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team, reclassifying from NCAA Division I to Division II had to be the right decision. How did they know? No one left. Not for lacrosse, anyhow.

Nine women arrived at the Syracuse, N.Y., campus as freshmen in 2007-08 ready to join a team coming off its fourth NCAA Division I tournament appearance in five years. And though Le Moyne has since lost its associate membership with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), changed head coaches and officially ended the debate about going Division I in all sports, eight of those women -- now seniors -- reported in the fall.
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Cornfield Classic's Friday Night Special
This Saturday marks the beginning of the 6th Annual Cornfield Classic. Forty Varsity Teams - Ten Full Fields - Fifty Minute Running Clock. And on Sunday, Youth, Modified, and JV teams take the field.

But the Classic begins this year with a special treat Friday at Homer High School as the Hill Academy of Ontario meets The Bridgton Academy. These great programs face off at 6:30PM.
Cornfield Classic Home

Download the Varsity schedule:
XLS | ODS
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from Indian Country Today
Members of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team have said “cheerio” to the disappointment of a British visa snafu that prevented them from competing in the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships last July, and “Aloha!” to the Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament.

“When you talk about lacrosse, you talk about the lifeblood of the Six Nations. The game is ingrained into our culture, our system and our lives,” said Oren Lyons, Onondaga faithkeeper, a former All-American Lacrosse goalie, and honorary chairman of the Iroquois Nationals.
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from Hartwick Athletics
Men's lacrosse head coach Bill Bjorness took the podium next to induct Pino. "I've been looking for a Ross Pino since he left," Bjorness reflected. "The reason I can't find one is because there isn't one out there. He's one of a kind."
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from Hartwick Athletics
"The Division I sports of men's soccer and women's water polo will continue with the Board's support," said James Elting, M.D., chair of Hartwick's Board of Trustees. "The Board has carefully considered this matter at several intervals in recent years, and we believe that the decision to retain both Division I and Division III programs brings appropriate closure to this question. These sports have long been a point of pride for the College, and they will continue to be."
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from Hartwick Athletics
The Empire 8 has been announced as an All-American Sportsmanship Conference for National Sportsmanship Day (NSD) by the Institute for International Sport (IIS). This is the first time a conference has ever received such an honor from IIS.
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from the Niagara Gazette
When Rich Kilgour leafed through old programs from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame inductions, he noticed something missing. “I see boxing, bowling, football, hockey, girls basketball,” he said. “There’s every sport in there except lacrosse.”
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Taxpayers won't have to foot the bill if Canton Central School District agrees to reinstate its boys junior varsity lacrosse team, school board members were told Thursday evening by a vocal group of coaches and community members.
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from LaxPower
In our recent interview with the great coach at the University of Delaware, Bob Shillinglaw, he offered up a fun and effective way to change up our 3V2 drills. I loved the idea and immediately took it to practice, and our players loved it. Actually, he gave credit for the drill to Duke, and now we share with you.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Customize your shaft with StickSKINZ... a difference you can see and feel! Made with patented grip technology, adheres to any stick and is customized with team colors, name, logo and player info.
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from LaxPower
Christmas is coming early for lacrosse players in Cincinnati, that's John Christmas. On Saturday, November 20th, all time lacrosse great and Maverik Lacrosse representative John Christmas will be sharing his knowledge of lacrosse and love for the game with fast rising youth through high school players at a clinic hosted by Cincinnati Elite Lacrosse from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Moeller High School.
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from DVIDSHub.net
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- It once played a significant role in Native American culture, and today lacrosse is known as one of the fastest growing sports in the world. In many tribes and societies hundreds of years ago, the sport was played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick and train warriors for battle.
Wednesday November 3, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team’s 2011 contest against BIG EAST rival Rutgers will be the nightcap of the second annual ESPNU Warrior Classic. The game will be played at 6:30 p.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. on Saturday, April 23 as part of a doubleheader announced by the network [Tuesday].

“We’re excited to be part of this event,” said Syracuse head coach John Desko. “ESPNU and Warrior did a tremendous job of getting it off the ground last season. It’s great exposure for the sport to have two more games on national television. On the field, you have four good teams going at it. For us, it’s an important conference game against Rutgers so we’re looking forward to it.”
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Gates Youth Lacrosse coach Kregg Mills knew he was dealing with a crowd of kids who perhaps had never held a lacrosse stick before. At the start of a free clinic for kids in grades three through six, he made sure they all knew the game plan.

"Tonight we're going to A) have fun; B) teach you guys how to play lacrosse; and C) have more fun," he said.
from Lacrosse Magazine
University of Hartford men’s lacrosse coach Peter Lawrence and his coaching staff welcomed 10 newcomers to the Hawks’ roster for the upcoming 2011 season, a class that is headlined by four high school All-Americans. The Hawks’ Class of 2014, which consists of two attackmen, four midfielders, a pair of long stick midfielders, one defenseman and one goalie, will join 30 returning student-athletes as the squad begins the quest for their first America East Championship appearance since the 2003 season.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
When John Ortolani roars up to the gym in a bright yellow Yamaha motorcycle with a lacrosse stick strapped to his back, it's clear he's no ordinary laxer.
Monday November 1, 2010 Share 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Iroquois Nationals, three months removed from the passport controversy that denied them an opportunity to play in the 2010 world championships as a sovereign nation, took their unused plane tickets and reunited Friday in Waikiki for a Nike-sponsored lacrosse clinic to launch the 20th-annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational.

Eighteen of the 23 players that were supposed to play in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in England in July are on the Iroquois roster for the tournament, which has drawn some of the sport's biggest names for two decades.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A big part of Saturday night's Wimmer Solutions team dinner was focused on Brendan Looney, the former Navy middie who died in a helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan in September.

So in honor of Looney, who Sauri named co-MVP, Wimmer beat the Crease Monkeys 14-5 in Sunday's championship game. Sharing that MVP honor was goalie Brett Queener (Penn Yan), who made a number of insane saves in holding the Crease Monkeys scoreless for much of the second half.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Iroquois Nationals played a group of international all-stars Saturday at the Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational, taking advantage of a rare opportunity to mesh players from different national teams.
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from Inside Lacrosse
There's been a lot of stuff going on at the Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational. Between shuffleboard at Lulu's, the Park Shore "poolbar" (which is just a pool but everyone seems to think is a bar...) and a party every night at a different bar, the nightlife is a big part of this tournament. And when every bar has a view of the ocean that makes sense.
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from LaxPower
The Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament is taking place this weekend at Kapiolani Park, in Waikiki. Highlighting the tournament this year is the Iroquois Nationals team, which was unable to compete in the FIL Lacrosse World Championship last June in Manchester, England due to visa complications.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Another beautiful day in paradise here at the Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational. Barely a cloud in the sky and perfect temperatures for the first full day of competition. (Plenty of photos)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Halloween weekend is here and laxers are tweeting their Halloween photos — and IL is grabbing them and putting them here for you!