October 2010
Saturday October 30, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from VMI Athletics
In the 24th battle between Lexington's two collegiate lacrosse programs, the Washington & Lee Generals defeated the VMI Keydets 16-5 Saturday at VMI's Foster Stadium. W&L was paced by junior Scott Meehan's (M-PH) four goals and two assists, while VMI freshman Ross Whitehead scored two goals as both players earned the Worrell-Fallon Trophy, given to the team MVP from each squad.

The Generals jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to Meehan, who scored three of his four goals in the first quarter.
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from Inside Lacrosse
What were the reasons behind making your verbal commitment? Coaches Johnson, Svec and Williamson all made me feel really comfortable and a part of the tradition and future at Hobart. Hobart provides athletes with great resources and the facilities were incredible. I cannot say enough about the program and players at Hobart. It's a real family.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Nike did a bunch of interviews in the back of Tiki's Thursday night, with Kristen Kjellman, Ryan Powell and Max Seibald rotating in the interviewer seat. Check back for pics and videos from that, after today's clinic. Max even put me on the hot seat for a few questions, so you'll definitely want to watch that hard-hitting interrogation.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Reading through all 38 fallball check-ins that have appeared on the site over the last few weeks might be information overload so we've gone through and pulled a few nuggets of information from them.
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from Inside Lacrosse
At this point in the year, teams call an end to fall practices and shift the focus to conditioning and individual training sessions. With that in mind, now's a good time to take a look at what teams need to do between now and February to give themselves the best shot at winning this spring.
Friday October 29, 2010 Share 8:00AM
from The Niagara Gazette
Rich Kilgour, a Niagara-Wheatfield graduate who was recently inducted into the National Indoor Lacrosse Hall of Fame, led NCCC in its inaugural lacrosse season, but stepped down after being offered the chance to assist his brother Darris Kilgour on the Buffalo Bandits coaching staff.
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from Inside Lacrosse
There is a tremendous amount of talent in the tournament, when you consider that Wimmer Solutions and the Crease Monkeys have a combined 12 players with World Championships experience between Team USA and Team Canada. That's not including the 17 players who were on the Iroquois roster for July's FIL World Championships and were barred from competing due to passport complications.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
For the 20th year, club teams and players will compete and socialize on the fields and watering holes in Honolulu, within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean and in view of the famous Diamond Head volcano. The annual tournament, this year held Oct. 29-31, is organized by the Hawaii Chapter of US Lacrosse and has attracted about 35 teams among four divisions.

Crease Monkeys are the defending Men's Elite winners and Breakaway Lacrosse won the women's side last year. The event has a strong history of competitive games. Gary Gait and Casey Powell are among former MVPs. Nike is the lead sponsor this year, Schaefer said.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Matt Vinc knows Rochester. He was just 24 years old the first time he arrived in the Flower City as a member of the Rochester Rattlers. Now four years later he again is playing lacrosse in Rochester, but this time it's for the National Lacrosse League's Rochester Knighthawks.

"I can't put into words how I am feeling. I am going to a franchise that's dedicated to winning," he said. "The fans are great and it will be a different experience playing so close to home every week."
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from Inside Lacrosse
A Duke official confirmed yesterday that senior defenseman Mike Manley tore his ACL playing over the summer and will redshirt next spring. The injury, which happened in late July or early August, is a setback for Duke's defense as the Blue Devils expected that unit to hold down the fort while the offense accounted for the graduation of stars Ned Crotty and Max Quinzani.
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from Loyola Athletics
Seniors Cara Filippelli and Abby Rehfuss (Shaker) and junior Kerry Stoothoff will lead the Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team as captains for the 2011 season, Head Coach Jen Adams announced today.
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from Inside Lacrosse
[JoJo Marasco] from Yorktown could be the key piece to a 12th national title for the Orange. Stout on defense and loaded at the midfield, the new #22 fills a role that was not strong last year for Syracuse.

A terrific finisher, Joe Resetarits was injured only five games into 2010 and missed the rest of the season. He still scored 16 points, and the Danes are much more potent with him in the lineup.
Thursday October 28, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
"John Grant has been the face of this franchise and a great ambassador for the sport and our team in this community," said Knighthawks vice president-player personnel director Jody Gage. "But we've missed the playoffs two of the last three seasons. We had to get younger and you build a team from the goal out. Matt Vinc is one of the two best goaltenders in our league and he's only 28."
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Grant had charisma to match his lacrosse skills and will be recalled among Rochester's most popular pro athletes. He and wife Raygen lived in Rochester for years before moving back to their native Peterborough, Ontario, this summer.

NLL Insider: Jody Gage: "Junior will always be a Knighthawk"

NLL Insider: Grant excited about move to Denver

Lacrosse Magazine: Grant to Colorado in Blockbuster Trade
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from ESPN RISE
Mollie Caputo (F-M) and Nora Barry (Marcellus) earn spots in the Top 10.
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from The Cornell Daily Sun
Already three winning games into its fall season, [the Conell] men's club lacrosse is gearing up for a successful year, and preparing for its next competition at this weekend's Cortland Invitational.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Justin Smith said it perfectly on Twitter this week: if you're the type that gets jealous, un-follow me until next week because I'm going to Hawaii
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from Inside Lacrosse
Quint gives you 5 important topics surrounding the 2010 fall ball season. (2:22)
Wednesday October 27, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Casey Vock/Inside Lacrosse
When former Syracuse goaltender Travis Solomon was overcome by Lou Gehrig's disease and passed away Oct. 3, the world of lacrosse lost a man who left an immeasurable impact on the sport in his native community and the Orange family. Travis became a star in 1983, taking over in cage for an injured Tom Nims and leading the team to its first NCAA title. Travis' 18 saves in the thrilling 17-16 come-from-behind win over John Hopkins have become legendary.
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from HudsonValley.com
The issue of whether girls' lacrosse players should wear helmets continues to be a hot issue. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) Safety Committee discussed the issue during an Oct. 13 conference call with section representatives.

Section Representatives to vote December 2nd on: "Starting with the 2012 Girls' Lacrosse season all players will be mandated to wear a hard shell helmet with a facemask that meets all of the NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) requirements for the sport of lacrosse."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
What can Brown do for you? The 24-year-old Australian freshman can score a career-high seven points (5g, 2a) to lift visiting Syracuse to a 15-8 win at fourth-seeded Georgetown in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Zimmerman is what you'd call a gamer - she plays her best when there's a lot on the line.
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from Inside Lacrosse
There's plenty to look forward to at the 2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational, between the weather, the beaches, the Nike sponsorship, the parties and the Iroquois Nationals being on hand to suitably commemorate the event's 20th Anniversary. But since I'm still sitting at my desk looking out at gloomy Baltimore skies, let's talk about some of the matchups and lineups we'll see Friday-Sunday at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.
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from ESPN RISE
Getting to play in premier events can be a challenge for some high school lacrosse players. Standing out among the hundreds of players is an even larger challenge. That's one reason why over the past few years highlight DVDs and YouTube highlights have grown in popularity . . . But what should you know before you send the DVD or YouTube clip? ESPN RISE spoke with five college coaches to find out.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres signed five players today following the team's Open Tryouts this past weekend at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. The Knighthawks agreed to a two-year deal with free agent Tyler Burton, and inked draft choices Ryan McClelland, Josh Ruys, Marty Hill and Scott Johnston to one-year deals.
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from PaulRabil99.com
The most important part of my life is my faith, family and friends. Obviously, there are some crazy things that go on in this world both before college and after college. Having strong priorities to live by can always push you through the good and bad times.
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from BoxscoreNews.com
Without strategic planning or foresight, or proper guardianship or even the common caring you would give your favorite pair of shoes, we have stood by and watched the American Field Lacrosse game simply die. It's gone. It's dead. It does not exist in 2010.
Tuesday October 26, 2010 Share 10:00AM
Pete Coleman, Rob Grimm lead off Quint's Breakthrough Players

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from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Lacrosse, has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2011 season. The slate is an exciting one, featuring the appearance of six 2010 NCAA tournament teams, including final four participant Virginia at the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Classic in Baltimore, Md.

For the second straight season, the contest with Hobart will kick off the men's lacrosse campaign, as the Big Red will host the 132nd meeting with the Statesmen at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, Feb. 26.
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from Cornell Athletics
Senior Libby Johnson (Skaneateles) and juniors Jessi Steinberg and Caroline Helmer (F-M) have been named team tri-captains for the 2011 women's lacrosse season head coach Jenny Graap announced today. The Big Red will be in search of its second Ivy title in the last four years when it opens the new campaign in February.

The trio of captains will be expected to provide leadership for a roster that includes 16 freshmen and sophomores.
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from LaxPower
US Lacrosse's long-serving women's lacrosse rules committee chair Pat Dillon has stepped down after serving in this capacity for 19 years. Dillon has been instrumental in the growth of lacrosse for more than 25 years through her service at both the national and local levels. A top-rated national women's umpire and former player at Towson ('72), Dillon served as chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006, and completed nearly a decade of service on the US Lacrosse Executive Committee.
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from ChicagoBreakingSports.com
Northwestern will play a game next year at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The Northwestern women's lacrosse team, that is. The Wildcats, NCAA runner-up last year after winning the previous five national titles, will meet William & Mary on March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Texas Taj Mahal.
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from Boston's WBZ-TV
Head injuries are a growing concern in youth sports. So why don't girls who play lacrosse wear helmets just like the boys? Brahm from Needham Declared His Curiosity about that adding: "Doesn't it make sense for girls to protect their heads the same way boys do?"
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from NewsObserver.com
Douglas Shaw of Cary has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouting's highest achievement. For his Eagle Scout project, Douglas designed and built a 150-foot-long backstop net for Cardinal Gibbons High School's lacrosse field.
Sunday October 24, 2010 Share 9:15AM
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from the North Country Times
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team successfully "trucked over lymphoma" on Saturday evening, as the Saints pulled a 72,000 pound tractor trailer through campus to raise money and awareness about lymphoma.
Saturday October 23, 2010 Share 10:00AM

from Daniel J. Cassavaugh/Watertown Daily Times
In an e-mail, the Carthage coach learned he would be enshrined in the US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter's Hall of Fame, after an illustrious, and still on-going, career as the Carthage boys lacrosse coach.

"I had to look at it again," he said. "I was taken aback; I was shocked." Ventiquattro immediately informed his family and humbly admitted he didn't think he deserved the honor. He then spoke with NYS Boys Lacrosse chairman Tom Hall and good friend Mike Messere, who is the state's second all-time winningest coach, for guidance.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Conor Pequigney, M, Archbishop Spalding (Md.) has committed to Syracuse. An athletic two-way midfielder who flourishes on faceoffs, Pequigney is a standout for the Baltimore Crabs Lacrosse club in the summer.

IL No. 17 Young Gun rising junior Matt Opsahl, A, Landon (Md.) has verbally committed to Hobart. A very crafty left-handed dodger that finishes strong on the crease, Opsahl chose the Statesmen over Syracuse, Denver and Delaware. The 5-10, 180-pound attackman put up 24 goals and 11 assists for the IAC champion Bears last spring.
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from Alfred University Athletics
Alfred University head men's lacrosse coach Jason Lockner announces the appointment of Jason Edwards as a part-time assistant coach. Edwards is a 2009 graduate of Alfred University who earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Currently, he is a second-year graduate student in the AU MBA program.

"With over 40 players, we have gone from one of the smallest to one of the largest teams in the Empire 8," Lockner said. "With Jason, we are able to devote the time needed for our players in and outside of practice. Additionally, this boosts our recruitment efforts by putting another coach out on the road."
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from Syracuse University Athletics
Tickets for the 2011 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and 2011 Konica Minolta Big City Classic will go on sale Monday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m., Inside Lacrosse announced today. All seating locations at M&T Bank Stadium and New Meadowlands Stadium will be reserved for these events. Fans are urged to make their plans early to be part of the action.
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from NYIT Athletics
Devin Ferry, Chenango Valley: Coach Dunn on Ferry: "Ferry has good size and has a good ability to use it around the crease. He will work at his skills during the year, and has a promising future with the Bears."
During his time at Chenango Valley High School, Ferry earned all-division first and second team honors.

Sean Rimmer, Orchard Park: Coach Dunn on Rimmer: "Rimmer comes from a program with a rich Lacrosse tradition. He should see time on the attack using his shooting and riding abilities."
At Orchard Park High School, Rimmer earned team MVP honors and was a second-team all-county selection.
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from LaxPower
Jarett Park (CBA) was acquired from the Orlando Titans in the dispersal draft held this past August. As a two-time member of the NLL East All-Star team, Park is expected to make an immediate impact.
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from Inside Lacrosse
For Cornell's Players, it'll feel like business as usual with former defensive coordinator Ben Deluca taking he reins from Tambroni. Cornell won't fluctuate. Deluca will adhere to the same principles: defense, discipline, player development and strong team values. They are the core components of the Big Red program that has been to three of the last four championship weekends.

Kessenich picks SU preseason #1.
Friday October 22, 2010 Share 10:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Cody Jamieson pulled on a Rochester Knighthawks sweater today for the first time since he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the September National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

"It is definitely exciting. It was good to get the ball rolling," he said. "It was good to put a Rochester jersey on. The draft was the last time I got to do that. It's good to come to the arena and be part of the Knighthawks."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Newly-anointed head coach Ben DeLuca would like everyone to know four things about him: he has a wife, a daughter and a baby on the way. The fourth thing? He doesn't like being on camera. "I hate talking about myself," he said.

DeLuca has sat humbly beside the Cornell lacrosse family for 16 of the last 18 years. If DeLuca played a Cornell Lacrosse edition of six degrees of separation, he'd go unbeaten. He was recruited by legendary head coach Richie Moran, played three seasons under all-time great Dave Pietramala and then both played and coached for the latest great Big Red lacrosse coach, Jeff Tambroni. And now, he sits alone atop the Cornell lacrosse family, nearly two decades years after taking introductory nutrition and biochemistry classes as an undergraduate in Ithaca.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Upon completion, Manley was used as an indoor practice facility for many of the Orange's intercollegiate athletic teams, as a competition site for some of those teams and for multi-purpose scheduling of non-athletics events and student activities.

Manley now features an indoor FieldTurf practice area, complete with three-lane running track. The facility will benefit many athletics teams, including football, lacrosse, softball, soccer, field hockey, cross country and track & field. The addition will alleviate many of the scheduling issues at the Carrier Dome caused when teams are competing for practice space.
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from Siena Athletics
With the 2011 season now less than four months away, the Siena men's lacrosse team will receive a key tune-up this weekend as they participate in fall scrimmages at the University of Delaware on Sunday. The Saints will take on Ohio State, Navy and the host Blue Hens in a trio of games beginning at 11 a.m.
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from the Boston Blazers
Named Inside Lacrosse's "Personality of the Year", Queener (Penn Yan), a transition player from Albany, NY has made an impact both on and off the turf for Boston since earning a spot on the team's inaugural squad. A graduate of the University of Albany, Queener also plays goaltender for the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse.
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from ESPN RISE
Megan Ark (Brighton): Ark was named Monroe County D-III Honorable Mention. Plus was awarded Academic All-American honors for the Rochester area for 2010. Ark is committed to Colgate
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks annual "Sit with a Knighthawk" ticket promotion is set for Friday, November 19th and Friday, November 26th. The offer allows fans a chance to hang out with their favorite players at The Blue Cross Arena with the purchase of discounted hockey tickets to watch the Rochester Americans.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Anyone who has tuned in for the Hawaii Invitational the last eight years is familiar with Wimmer Solutions. They might not know what it is, but they know Wimmer annually puts together some insane lacrosse talent in Hawaii, winning two of the last five Elite Division titles with such legendary names as Casey, Ryan and Mikey Powell, Brodie Merrill, Steven Brooks and Kyle Harrison.
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from WBAL
Save the date for, "Our Native Game: The Indian Roots of Lacrosse" on November 13th, 2:30 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum, 301 W. Camden Street. The Museum is found in the Camden Station building, just next to Oriole Park and the B&O Warehouse.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Maryland attackman Will Yeatman said he would like to return for another lacrosse season. "I'm still seeing if I can get another year of eligibility for lacrosse," the senior said this week in an interview. Yeatman transferred from Notre Dame in January 2009. After leading the Irish in scoring his freshman year, his career was interrupted by an alcohol-related suspension.
Thursday October 21, 2010 Share 8:45AM
Cornell Fall Ball Highlights

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from Colgate Athletics
The men's lacrosse head coach Jim Nagle announced that seniors Rob Bosco (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Greg Perkins (Alexandria, Va.), Andrew Mould (Wyomissing, Pa.), and junior Kevin Gordon (Rye, N.Y.) will serve as captains for the upcoming 2011 season.

"We are very confident in the leadership of the 2010-11 Colgate men's lacrosse team," stated Nagle. "We have four captains who support the values of the team. In addition, we have five other seniors who are excited to provide leadership and support for the four captains."
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from Native American Times
The Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament presented by Nike will take place at Kapiolani Park, in Waikiki, Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31. This is the first year Nike Lacrosse is sponsoring the event.

Highlighting the tournament this year is the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, whose members will come together in competition for the first time since being unable to compete in the FIL Lacrosse World Championship last June in Manchester, England, due to visa complications. The Iroquois Nationals will also debut their new game day jersey, featuring the Nike N7 logo. Nike has partnered with the Iroquois Nationals since 2006.
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from PhillyLacroose.com
Hatboro-Horsham senior midfielder Joe Palo has committed to play Division III lacrosse at national power Cortland State (N.Y.). Palo was an Honorable Mention Suburban One Continental Conference pick last year for the Hatters, who shared the league title with Central Bucks East and advanced to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.
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from NLL Insider
Matt Riter came to the National Lacrosse League very unlike a lot of his American brethren. Not only did he bring knowledge of the indoor game, he brought experience. Playing his high school ball south of Syracuse before taking his talent to the Carrier Dome, it's easy to see how he'd gain such experience. Growing up in Homer, N.Y., Riter was one of the fortunate lacrosse players because not only is central N.Y. a hotbed for field lacrosse, it's one of the few pockets south of the Canadian border where box lacrosse is not only encouraged, it's easily accessible.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
"The Champion's Cup seems to follow Accursi," said [owner Curt] Styres about a player that has one two NLL titles and two Mann Cups.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
With the sell out at The Blue Cross Arena Saturday night by the RIT Tigers hockey team, many local sports fans learned something that was common knowledge to the fans of the Rochester Knighthawks. It was that the last time the building was completely sold out was for the March 27th National Lacrosse League game between the Knighthawks and the rival Buffalo Bandits.
Wednesday October 20, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Located 40 miles south of Lake Ontario in Central New York, Geneseo's natural grass field is better suited for a monster truck rally than lacrosse during the month of March. As a result, the Knights had to play rival Nazareth five consecutive years on the road at one point and they don't even bother trying to host an opponent until the calendar is about to flip to April.

The end of Geneseo's perpetual early-season road show is in sight. The State of New York has ponied up the cash for a new turf stadium and the space for the venue is currently being cleared, so the Knights will have a balanced slate in two years.
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from JustLacrosse
F-M is hosting their Boys Fall Tourney this Sunday, with the morning schedule beginning at 9AM and an afternoon schedule starting at 1PM. The link is the schedule in .doc format.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation Sixth Annual 21 Dinner will be hosted at Bridgewaters in New York City on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Key note remarks will be given by Jon Gordon, speaker, consultant, and author of The Energy Bus.
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from the Jamestown Post-Journal
The Jamestown Public Schools system won't offer a full boys' lacrosse team after this year, opting instead to move lacrosse to a club level and adding two girls sports.

The public seating section at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting was unusually full as more than 20 student representatives from the high school's lacrosse program were in attendance to ask that the board not cut the varsity team this year.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Yes, those of you that pay attention to the Gear Zone have already seen a bit of the Maverik Empire (shots also appeared in the October issue of Inside Lacrosse), but the haven't gotten the full treatment on the Gear Zone. Also, we just got hooked up with pics of the custom Syracuse pair that Billy St. George was wearing in the Alumni game (not Casey Powell, who was previously pictured wearing Maybachs).
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from Inside Lacrosse
SU defender Matt Harris makes Quint's Freshmen to Watch list. (4:29)
Tuesday October 19, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Seniors Josh Amidon, John Galloway, Thomas Guadagnolo and Joel White have been named captains for the 2011 season, head coach John Desko announced on Monday, Oct. 18. All four were elected in a vote by their teammates.

This second consecutive year White was selected as a captain. Amidon, Guadagnolo and Galloway will be serving in the role for the first time. All four players have a pair of national championship rings.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
More than 100 men’s college lacrosse coaches are expected when 16 of the top club teams from the Mid-Atlantic Region and Canada compete in the 2nd Quaker Fall LaxFest on Sunday, November 7 at Radnor High.

The event also will feature seven of the top Philly teams: Duke’s Lacrosse Club, HEADstrong Elite, LB3, Mesa Fresh 2012, Mesa Fresh Select, Rebel Elite and Twist 2012. The field also has three top Long Island teams (Long Island Select, Long Island Select, Long Island Sting), two from the Baltimore region (MadLax and Maryland RoughRiders), two from Ontario (Edge Srs. and Edge Jrs.), one from New Jersey (Leading Edge 2012) and one from upstate New York (CNY Roadhawks).
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from Inside Lacrosse
Steven Brooks talks about teammate Chazz Woodson's 2 Air-Gait goals. (1:14)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Game highlights from the LXM Pro event in Jacksonville, FL. (4:06)
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from Inside Lacrosse
[Mikey Powell] was also treated like a rockstar by the tour that came through Warrior while he was there — a hockey team from New Hampshire in town for a tournament that was well acquainted with his YouTube vid.
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from Inside Lacrosse
I crossed paths with Mikey Powell in Detroit this week and got the opportunity to add another to my run of off-beat Mike Powell interviews as he was making his way back from the Left Coast where he was out playing music. (2:09)
Monday October 18, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
The resurgence of 3-D movies has become a popular trend with box office record-breaking hits such as Avatar. But with 3-D television on the technology horizon, this fad may be more than just a blast from the 50’s “Golden Era of cinema” past. There is a more powerful 3-D technology that exists beyond the entertainment store. And it can only be found in the wide world of sports – including the fastest growing competitive sport of Lacrosse.

ZenoLink is a cutting-edge biomechanics analysis and training tool used by athletes of all levels to improve athletic performance – through the power of 3-D. Over 15 years of biomechanical research using 3-D motion analysis shows that lacrosse players have the ability to gain 20-30% improvement on their performance if they focus on one thing: coordination.
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from The New York Times
From the NHL’s top goalie to the parent of a 12-year-old who sustained head and spinal concussions from a body check, calls are proliferating for changes to the culture of a sport that many see as too accepting of reckless body contact and serious injury.

Zach Pinti, the Buffalo player who quit hockey, is now 16 and playing lacrosse. “It’s a good deal safer than hockey but still a risky sport, so I think it’s proof that I’m not an overprotective parent,” his father, Dan Pinti, said, adding: “The thing that was so difficult in hockey was the attitude among so many people. They just weren’t taking seriously all the statistical research and medical evidence that showed there might be something wrong with 12-year-old kids playing like it was the N.H.L.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
More than 6,000 Northern California lacrosse fans were treated to a 10-7 Notre Dame victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon. In a game that featured many players, some expected sloppy play and at times, a late May intensity.
Sunday October 17, 2010 Share 11:15AM
from PhillyLacrosse.com
It’s been a fall season of change for Syracuse women’s lacrosse players Heather Wentz (Unionville graduate), Kasey Mock (Pottstown) and Amy Cross (Upper Dublin). The three Philly women made an enjoyable homecoming today for the Orange in a 14-14 Fall Ball tie with Delaware at Radnor High.

It was the second straight year Syracuse – coached by former Wings standout and men’s lacrosse legend Gary Gait – has come to Radnor on this weekend to play a Fall Ball game. Last year Syracuse met North Carolina and then went on to join the Tar Heels in the NCAA Division I Final Four tournament before bowing to eventual champion Maryland, 14-5, in the semifinals.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) and Rick Sowell’s careers have crossed paths numerous times. The two were on the field again this weekend as Stony Brook hosted Brown and Hobart in a three-team fall ball scrimmage.

“It was about coming down here and getting our guys game experience,” [Hobart head coach TW] Johnson said. “It gives us good momentum going into the spring. We feel like we have a lot to work on, but we have a lot to work with.”They’ll start lifting four days a week next week.
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from The Denver Post
Concussions are no longer "dings." No longer do you have your "bell rung." The study of concussions, and education surrounding the treatment, has expanded greatly in recent years. Because of those studies, common misconceptions surrounding the injury are slowly being corrected.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Monster Energy's Chazz Woodson tried to make a game of it with a hat trick that included two Air Gaits (one righty, one lefty), but New Balance pulled out a 10-9 win at LXM 904 in Palm Coast, Fla. Ryan Cranston, Matt Alrich and Sean Morris scored big goals in the final frame for NB to hold off Monster, which got two dunks from Game MVP (and Florida resident) Woodson but not enough in the end.
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from Florida Today
"With so many who have moved here from states where lacrosse is well-established as a mainstream sport, including most of the eastern seaboard from New England to as far south as North Carolina, it was inevitable that the seed would be planted right here in Florida," said Roger Welton, president of the Viera/Suntree Lacrosse Club.
Saturady October 16, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Besides the fact that playing Lax for Syracuse has always been a dream of mine, it’s only a little over an hour away from home. I liked that it’s a medium size university with the large school feel. Great academic support, and you can just feel the excitement of SU Lacrosse, all around you on campus. I’ve been to a ton of SU lax games in the Dome, watched SU lax on TV my whole life, but when you’re standing on the turf, next to coach in the middle of the Carrier Dome, with an opportunity in front of you, to actually be a part of the SU lacrosse tradition? …. It was a no-brainer.
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from Joe Lombardi/Patch.com
. . . most coaches will tell you that when it comes to defense, size is not a luxury, it's a priority.

It's also one of the things that made Max Bonsall such an appealing college recruit. Bonsall, a senior, is 6-foot-3 inches and 200 pounds. You won't find defensemen too much bigger than that no matter what level.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
This will be the third straight year that Radnor has served as host of a women’s Fall Ball game between major Division I powers. Two years ago Northwestern faced North Carolina and last year Syracuse played North Carolina.

The Orange feature three Philly women – junior midfielder Heather Wentz (Unionville) and two freshmen midfielders that earned All-Philllylacrosse.com honors last year, Upper Dublin’s Amy Cross and Pottstown’s Kasey Mock.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Last Saturday, I was dispatched to Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., to see four of the more storied programs in college lacrosse -- Virginia, Princeton, Army and Georgetown -- duke it out at the Play for Parkinson's fall event.

1. Is Army's Garret Thul the next great bruising attackman?
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Friday October 15, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from YouTube
Max Seibald talks about his experience during the Nike BOOM Commercial shoot and what the mainstream publicity means for lacrosse.


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from The New York Times
What excites the faithful, though, is not just Mr. Rabil’s dominance on field but his potential for fame off of it. Like Danica Patrick, or a before-the-fall Tiger Woods, Mr. Rabil is seen as someone who can both raise the profile of his sport and perhaps even transcend it to become that most revered of American figures: a celebrity.

Lacrosse cheerleaders welcome the spotlight. “We’ve always believed that having heroes is an important part of what drives the popularity of the game,” said Steve Stenersen, president of US Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
As Team USA turns its eye to 2014, Lax United caught up with Max Seibald, Brian Dougherty, Paul Rabil, Stephen Berger, Ryan McClay and Kevin Cassese at the US Lacrosse Stars and Stripes Weekend -- where a blend of U.S. veterans and newcomers combined to defeat Harvard, 17-12.
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from Iona Athletics
Iona College lacrosse head coach Michelle Mason has named the captains for the 2010-11 Gael squad. Juniors Casey Scully and Kelsey Sickles will join seniors Caitlyn Collins and Elizabeth Coholan as this year's captains.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine Online's "Gear Up" series puts the hot new products in your hands. Fill out the form below for an opportunity to win this week's featured product. Check back to LMO each week to score more swag!
Thursday October 14, 2010 Share 10:30AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell men’s lacrosse team wrapped up its fall practice schedule by participating in the fourth annual Nick Colleluori Classic on Saturday at Ridley High School in Philadelphia, Pa. The Big Red faced Villanova in the morning before taking on Hofstra later in the afternoon.


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from GoArmySports.com
Army lacrosse head coach Joe Alberici released the Black Knights' 2011 schedule on Wednesday. The slate features six home contests, highlighted by a matchup with perennial national power Johns Hopkins. The Black Knights will also face off against national stalwarts Syracuse, Cornell and UMass prior to embarking upon their rigorous Patriot League schedule.

"I see this as the most challenging Army lacrosse schedule in my tenure here for a number of reasons," said Alberici.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This year should be a special one, being the event's 20th anniversary and with the Iroquois Nationals slated to compete in the Elite Division. Things kick off Oct. 29 in Waikiki and end on Halloween Sunday, Oct. 31.

Wimmer Solutions: Casey Powell, Ryan Powell, Gary Gait, Steven Brooks, Nate Kenney, Brett Queener
Crease Monkeys: John Grant Jr., Kevin Leveille, Mike Leveille, Andy Spack
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from Inside Lacrosse
Attackman Grant Catalino talks about playing indoor lacrosse in Canada this offseason. (2:48)
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Fall/Winter Leagues are beginning at Central New York Family Sports Centre, with Boys Modified, Girls 2nd Division, Girls Premier, and Men's Open Leagues.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The staff of Lacrosse Magazine, a publication of US Lacrosse, has been awarded the President's Cup by the IWLCA in recognition of its support for women's lacrosse, the association announced Wednesday.
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from Lax United/Lacrosse Magazine
Courtesy of Lax United, check out these highlights from Sunday's showdown at Stars and Stripes, a 17-12 U.S. victory.

And Photos
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from The Dallas Morning News
A 12-year-old Keller boy who suffered a heart attack began to wake up this week after falling into a coma. Jack Pittman-Heglund gave doctors a thumbs-up Tuesday afternoon, five days after he collapsed when he arrived home from school Thursday.
Wednesday October 13, 2010 Share 9:15AM
Stick Tricks with Easton's CP, Queener, and Mike Evans
from Inside Lacrosse
Brett Queener
Brett (Penn Yan) talks about personal experience with concussions and signing with Easton (8:36).

Army attackman Jeremy Boltus
Jeremy (Baldwinsville) talks about the Black Knights offense (1:14).

Georgetown attackman Rickey Mirabito
Ricky (Chenango Forks) talks about replacing key players that graduated (1:10).

Army goalie Tom Palesky
Speaks to IL after the Play for Parkinsons event (1:23).

Orange Autumn Classic Highlights
If you didn't go, you need to invest 5 minutes to watch this (5:16).
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from Dave Rahme/The Post Standard
The Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame will induct seven new members Oct. 24 at the Empire Room of the State Fairgrounds. The names should be very familiar to CNY lacrosse fans.
Tuesday October 12, 2010 Share 2:45PM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
Easton Lacrosse today announced the signing of Casey Powell, Brett Queener and Michael Evans to multi-year endorsement contracts. The players will be involved in developing new products for the company and creating exclusive content for EastonLacrosse.com, as well as participating in camps, clinics and other events for Easton.

“Easton Lacrosse is dedicated to performance, innovation and passion - the same principles that drive the other Easton-Bell brands,” said Chris Zimmerman, president of Easton Sports. “We are honored to bring the best of innovation and tradition, along with today’s leading technology, to America’s fastest growing field sport and a lineup of remarkable athletes.”

ILTV Interview with Casey
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from Inside Lacrosse
The first game of the day was against Holy Cross which Albany won 6-4 in a game that showed off stud freshmen Miles Thompson and Ty Thompson starting at attack. Both showed off excellent stick skills with Ty Thompson scoring two goals and picking up an assist on his cousin Miles Thompson's goal.

[Second game] The Great Danes overmatched the Friars with Albany jumping out to a 10-2 halftime lead before I headed to another game. Senior attackman Matt Johnson dominated the half I saw scoring four goals while midfield Jack Reynolds also chipped in with two goals.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
A funeral mass for Jack McGetrick, the Bellarmine men's lacrosse coach who passed away after a nearly two-year battle with cancer, will be at noon Saturday at St. Agnes Church, 1920 Newburg Rd., in Louisville. The university will hold a "a celebration of Jack's life" immediately following the mass at the Amelia Brown Frazier Convocation Hall.
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from Rutgers Athletics
Billy Olin (Horseheads) received the Robert Collett Trophy, which is given to the player who displays the best mental and physical spirit, and Adam Goldberg (Fayetteville-Manlius) the Frederick Fitch Trophy, which is given to the varsity letterwinner that has shown the greatest improvement during the season.
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from ESPN RISE
As lacrosse continues to grow the amount of events during the fall and summer continues to expand. For a lacrosse athlete, attempting to pick which events to attend can be challenging as they weigh which colleges they are interested in against which college coaches will attend particular events.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Freshman Goal with 38 Seconds Remaining Lifts Irish Over 'Cats.
Monday October 11, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
It is a shame that just over 1,000 people managed to come out and see Team USA battle with Harvard. If Team USA expected an easy victory lap at Harvard Stadium they were wrong. Through three quarters of play the Harvard Crimson gave the world champions everything they could handle and more. Although, with only six players from the FIL gold medal team suiting up, and one on the sideline, this incarnation of Team USA could hardly be called full strength.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
It was clearly one of the highlights of the 4th annual Nick Colleluori Classic held over the weekend at Ridley High.

Cornell, an NCAA Division I Final Four team last year, defeated Villanova, 11-10, Saturday after scoring just seconds into overtime. The game drew more than a 1,000 spectators to the grass field at Ridley, where more than 7,000 people spent two days watching 20 teams play in an event that benefited the HEADstrong Foundation’s fight against blood cancer.
Sunday October 10, 2010 Share 2:30PM
from PhillyLacrosse.com
The passing of Bellarmine University men’s lacrosse coach Jack McGetrick (Cortland St.) Saturday morning left the thousands of players, coaches and followers at today’s 4th annual Nick Colleluori Classic mourning.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
“My feeling is that no family should lose a child or a loved one to blood cancer,” Gravante (West Genesee) said today during the 4th annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley High. “We have to make enough money for research to find a cure, and that’s what this day is about.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
McGetrick's life and battle against cancer inspired many throughout the lacrosse community, and mounting medical costs mobilized his peers last winter to an impromptu coordinated effort of clinics, proceeds of which were past on to McGetrick.

Lacrosse Magazine Story
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from Syracuse Athletics
In a game that featured today’s stars and those that have made Syracuse the most storied program in collegiate lacrosse, the Orange came from behind to defeat the Alumni, 14-12 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Oct. 9. Senior Jeremy Thompson scored twice in the final five minutes to give Syracuse the victory.

Thompson was one of four Orange players to score multiple goals, which also included redshirt sophomore #Peter Coleman. Coleman led all scorers with five goals. Casey Powell had two goals and two assists for the Alumni, while Dan Hardy recorded a game-high five assists.

by Rich Barnes
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from Inside Lacrosse
We’re live from the Carrier Dome as the current Syracuse Orange are preparing to take on the star studded Orange Alumni team, comprised of many of the greatest players to ever wear the Orange jersey.

And it’s a day for fashion statements, as the “old geezers” are wearing some sweet and stylish orange, white and blue checkered shorts. Matt Palumb, who now keeps busy working in the SU Athletics department and as a referee, was wearing a ref’s shirt in cage, which – mixed with his circa-1990 shiny, elastic football pants – made for a pretty interesting sight as folks were making their way into the Dome.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Big Red Nation showed up in force, over 1,000 strong to watch Cornell battle Villanova in its first game under new head coach Ben DeLuca, who takes over for Jeff Tambroni, who took the Penn State top position in June. It was a pretty exciting start for the Big Red, winning in overtime, 11-10.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Coming off of one of the best offensive seasons in Army history, Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) seems to have picked up right where he left off. He and Garret Thul are a dynamic duo on offense and combined for a few of Army's goals. Boltus was also great on the ride, at one point picking off a pass from Matt Lovejoy to give Army the ball again.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Team USA saw a huge effort by recent Northwestern alumna Danielle Spencer (Brighton), who had four goals on the night. Spencer contributed besides her tallies, being the most active and busy player on the field. Harvard's junior defensewoman Ellen Gleason put up a valiant effort trying to defend the nimble attacker, but Spencer was heads above everyone else on the field (both literally and figuratively - she was one of the tallest players.)
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from Boston.com
When the US women's national team steps on the Cumnock turf fields at Harvard this morning as part of the annual Stars & Stripes Lacrosse weekend, six former Massachusetts high school standouts will be donning Team USA jerseys. An impressive achievement, considering that the US women are the reigning world champions after their 8-7 victory over Australia in the gold medal game last year in Prague.
Saturday October 9, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse lacrosse team concludes fall practice with the first annual Orange Alumni Classic at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Oct. 9. The game is open to the public. Tickets are $7 and they are available online, over the phone (1-888-DOMETIX) and in person at the Dome Box Office. Parking is free.

Here's a look at how the two sides stack up:
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from Inside Lacrosse
Junior attackman Rob Grimm (Carthage) is the leading returning scoring after putting up 16 goals and 11 assists in 13 games last year. He looks fast and in shape during practice drills, moving the ball well and placing his shots accurately. Grimm, who missed last fall after recovering from shoulder surgery, will have to carry a large portion of the offensive load for UMBC after they graduated the other four of 2010's top five scorers.

Attackman Deven Alves (Canandaigua) is another guy who brings size to the front line at 6-3, 200 lbs. Midfielders Zach Linkous and Phil Poe (who can also face-off) were in the mix with the first couple lines and made some nice plays. Breck Merritt is an interior defenseman with good, quick feet and nice stick skills.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse continues its fall season on Saturday when it hosts a Play Day, which will feature several Central New York teams as well as the Canadian Under-19 squad. All games will be played at the Lampe Athletics Complex.

At 10 a.m., Syracuse takes on Cornell, and Cortland will face Albany. Canisius will be in action against the Canadian National team. The Orange plays Albany at 11:15, while Canisius takes on Cortland. At 12:45, Syracuse and Cortland face off, and Albany takes on Cornell. In the final action of the day, the Orange plays Canisius, and Albany takes on the Canadian national team at 2 p.m.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The fourth-annual Colleluori Classic expects to draw up to 10,000 people Saturday and Sunday at Ridley (Pa.) High School.

The third-annual Catamount Classic will bring 12 college men's lacrosse teams from the Northeast to the Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass., in support of testicular cancer research.

A new cause on the block is Play for Parkinson's Lacrosse, presented by the ProjectSpark Foundation, which was established by former Princeton and Team USA defenseman Christian Cook and his sister, Lauren.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Big Red women's lacrosse team opens its fall ball season when it heads up I-81 to compete in the Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Play Day on Saturday, Oct. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. The Big Red will play Syracuse, a 2010 Final Four participant, at 10 a.m. at the women's lacrosse field, then meets Albany at 12L45 p.m. on the same field.
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from The Marist Circle
Fall Focus: "We're trying to get a lot of the young guys involved since it's predominantly a young team," [Marist head coach Scott] Nelson said. "We're trying to get the freshmen oriented and get them into the flow of things both academically and athletically."
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from NLL Insider
The U.S. Indoor Lacrosse Team is completing tryouts for its 2011 team in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday. The team will conduct a Red vs. White scrimmage at 7 p.m. at Du Burns Arena. IL has obtained the early roster list for Saturday’s scrimmage, which will include some big-time NLL stars, including some who did not play at the Bowhunter Cup in Syracuse a month ago.
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from Inside Lacrosse
LXM Pro Kyle Harrison shows off some of his favorite Nike sneakers.

Friday October 8, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell owmen's lacrosse team, already well-known for its service to the Ithaca community with events such as the annual Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser, recently participated in a charity event with Feed My Starving Children.

"The goal of the two-day event was to pack 150,000 meals for children in need of food around the world. In our two hour shift we packed enough meals to feed 44 children for an entire year," said junior Olivia Knotts. "The meals we packed as a team are going to be sent directly to Haiti. It is great knowing we made a difference and we can't wait to participate again next year."
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange men's lacrosse team will conclude its fall season Saturday, Oct. 9 by hosting the first annual Orange Alumni Classic at 3 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. The regulation contest will pit the current Orange squad against a team of Syracuse lacrosse legends.

Sophomore defender Brian Megill will be one of the players tasked with marking the likes of Casey Powell and Mike Leveille. He recently sat down with SUathletics.com for a short interview to talk about the upcoming game. Here's what transpired:
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from William Smith Athletics
Throughout October, William Smith student-athletes and coaches will continue to support the fight against breast cancer and honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). The Herons will facilitate events and fundraisers for Embrace Your Sisters, a local charity that offers short-term breast cancer-related financial assistance to area residents.

Through fall practices and into the spring, the lacrosse team will wears pink gloves. Last year, the squad made a donation to Embrace Your Sisters through Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic.
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from Cortland Athletics
The two will be among those inducted during a black-tie optional dinner and ceremony Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Empire Room of the State Fairgrounds. The seven-person induction class also includes two Cortland graduates - Kirk Ventiquattro '81 and the late Paul Rose '67 - as well as Kathy Taylor's husband, Joe. Any friends, family or colleagues who wish to attend the dinner ($45 per person) can do so by contacting Tom Hall at 315 Center St., Fayetteville, NY 13066.
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from LaxPower
The 4th Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic takes place on October 9th and 10th at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania. The tournament will feature 10 Division I and 10 NCAA Division II and III men's lacrosse teams.
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from US Lacrosse
This year, US Lacrosse will host its annual Stars & Stripes event at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts on October 9-10, 2010. Scheduled to compete are the U.S. men’s and women's national senior teams, which include members of the most recent FIL championship squads, as well as the U.S. women's U-19 team, Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University and the Revolution Lacrosse Club.
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from ESPN RISE
Ryan is #5 on ESPN's Top Juniors On The Rise list.
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from the Calgary Herald
Through blood, sweat, and tears, Tracey Kelusky has been the heart and soul of the Calgary Roughnecks. And for him, he always thought he'd go out that way. But after lengthy discussions with the team's president and general manager Brad Banister, the team's captain for the past eight seasons - and the face of the city's National Lacrosse League franchise - was shipped to the Buffalo Bandits on Wednesday.
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from JustLacrosse
A reminder of some upcoming Upstate Events.
Thursday October 7, 2010 Share 8:30AM
from Cincinnati Athletics
“Bre comes to us after an outstanding career at one of the best women’s lacrosse programs in the nation,” said Swords. “We are excited for her to join our staff and know that she will fit in well with our players and our coaching philosophy.” Stiff was a four-year letterwinner at Syracuse, playing defense. A native of Hampstead, Md., she graduated in the spring with a degree in public health.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Orange All Access subscribers won't miss a minute of the highly-anticipated Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday, Oct. 9. The 3 p.m. game will be streamed live from the Carrier Dome on SUathletics.com.

Syracuse alum Joel Godett will handle the play-by-play duties with former Orange lacrosse player A. Mark Winter providing color analysis. A 1997 Letterwinner of Distinction, Winter played three seasons of varsity lacrosse at Syracuse and was co-captain of the 1970 freshman team.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany head women's lacrosse coach John Battaglino announced on Wednesday, Oct. 6 the hiring of Katie Rowan as an assistant coach. Rowan, who worked as a Syracuse University volunteer assistant last year, is the most decorated player in SU history and a member of U.S. National Team.
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from Roberts Wesleyan College Athletics
“The Rochester area is a hotbed for high school Lacrosse. We are excited to offer student athletes this opportunity to participate in a sport they love at a college like Roberts, where student athletic competition is a valued part of the character development of our students,” said Mike Faro, Roberts Wesleyan College director of athletics.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Maybe this year could be your year to experience the US Lacrosse National Convention. I personally waited way too long to get to my first convention. Once I got there and saw how much I was missing all those years, I couldn't believe how short-sighted I was at thinking I didn't need to go.
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from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse, discusses taking over the Big Red program on the latest episode of “Sidelines,” which is available on CornellCast. DeLuca, a fixture on the Cornell men’s lacrosse sideline for the past decade, became The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse on June 18, 2010. DeLuca, the 10th head coach in program history, has played for, or coached under Cornell’s last three coaches – Richie Moran, Dave Pietramala, and Jeff Tambroni.
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from WKBW.com
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler announced Thursday that the team has acquired forward Tracey Kelusky and a third round selection in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft from the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for Buffalo’s 2011 first round pick.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The LXM Pro Tour has released its rosters for the 904 Jacksonville event on Oct. 16. LXM's fourth installment takes place in Palm Coast, Fla., alongside the 8th annual Pumpkin Shootout and will feature clinics from 11 am. until 3 p.m., before the headline game at 6.
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from AthleticBusiness.com
Overall participation in the top-seven team sports in the United States has declined in the past year, while participation in seven “niche” team sports is on the rise. Those are among the latest findings of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association’s annual participation study of team sports.
Wednesday October 6, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from LaxLessons.com
Next season, it will be worn by former Somers two-time all-American JoJo Marasco. Marasco informed me this morning he has been issue No. 22 for the 2011 season.

Marasco enjoyed a standout freshman year with the Orange with 17 points in 10 games. Marasco, who missed the final five games of last season with an injury, ended his varsity career as Somers’ all-time leading scorer with 212 goals and 104 assists.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. men's national team will feature a player-turned-coach in Kevin Cassese and nine other players that won a gold medal at the 2010 FIL World Championships when it scrimmages Harvard on Sunday as part of the US Lacrosse Stars and Stripes Weekend in Cambridge, Mass.

Among members of the gold medal-winning U.S. team that will suit up against for Team USA are: goalie Brian Dougherty; midfielders Matt Striebel, Stephen Peyser, Kyle Dixon, Max Seibald and 2010 world championship MVP Paul Rabil; faceoff specialist Alex Smith; and defensemen Ryan McClay and Shawn Nadelen.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Recruiting U: See it in DIII!
There is one major difference between scholarship and non-scholarship recruiting -- about 12 months. Rewarding experiences await NCAA Division III prospects, although costs in the non-scholarship world may be a factor for families.

US Lacrosse News & Notes
Lax practice planning is about to go mobile. Time-crunched coaches everywhere may breathe a sigh of relief: US Lacrosse and Advanced Mobile Solutions are developing a new coaching software and smart phone application available exclusively to USL members.
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from The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) announced that $20,000 in grants was awarded from the Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund of Lake Placid to talented local athletes and organizations promoting youth sports during a ceremony Sunday at Heaven Hill Farm.
Tuesday October 5, 2010 Share 8:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Seventeen of the original 23 members who were selected for the 2010 FIL World Championships will play for the Nationals in Hawaii in what will be the team's first field lacrosse game since they were barred from traveling to England in July.

Stars like Cody Jamieson, Marshall Abrams, Sid Smith and Brett Bucktooth will be joined by up-and-comers like James Cathers, Kedoh HIll and Craig Point.
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from The Washington Examiner
More than 3,500 people attended Monday's funeral for local athlete and Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, who was later buried at Arlington National Cemetery next to his best friend and Naval Academy roommate, Travis Manion.

His service was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to accommodate the anticipated crowd -- but not even the approximately 3,500 seats in North America's largest Roman Catholic church were enough for mourners. More than 100 people stood for the 90-minute funeral mass.
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from Inside Lacrosse
After Cortland was defeated by Tufts University in the semi-finals of the NCAA Division III tournament this past May, the Red Dragons still had the number one defense in the nation, allowing just 5.75 goals per contest through a 17-3 season that finished in disappointment for players and fans of the SUNYAC powerhouse.
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from Syracuse.com
The Liverpool Youth Lacrosse Association and the Syracuse University men’s and women’s lacrosse teams announced the 6th Annual “Gotta Believe” youth lacrosse clinic that is free for boys and girls. Registration is required and the deadline is Oct. 7.
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League and its teams will continue to be a part of the fight against cancer. Each of the league's ten teams will host a "Cancer Awareness Night" to raise awareness and money for cancer research during the 2011 season.

Rochester Knighthawks: March 26 vs. Philadephia | Buffalo Bandits: April 2 vs. Washington
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League is celebrating its 25th anniversary season in 2011. A special logo has been created to commemorate the 25th year of professional indoor lacrosse. The league began play in 1987 with four teams, each playing a six-game schedule. The league's 25th season of play opens on January 8 with all ten teams in action.
Monday October 4, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from LaFayetteSchools.org
Travis Solomon's battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease came to an end on Sunday October 3, 2010 at Akwesasne. Travis was an outstanding player and even better friend and person. He will be missed. Services for Travis will be at the Akwesasne Longhouse on Tuesday at 11am.
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BOOM! It's Max Seibald!

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from The Daily Collegian
For the first time in ten years, Jeff Tambroni found himself coaching from the sidelines in a color other than Cornell red. On Sunday, the first-year Penn State men’s lacrosse coach took to the field for the first time with his new squad in a scrimmage against the UMBC Retrievers. For Tambroni, the scrimmage was a chance to finally see his team in action at game-speed.

“I’m glad they were off and running because it gives us a good gauge as to where we need to go the rest of the fall,” the coach said. “It’ll be important that we as a staff and a team look long and hard at the film, and realize that we have a lot of work that needs to be done.”
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from North Country Now
Coach David Bradman, who coached varsity football, winning two league championships, and varsity lacrosse, taking numerous league and sectional championships, between 1984 to 2008. The U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee led the lacrosse teams as they racked up 96 games without a defeat between 2002 and 2007.
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from Alfred University
At the time of her graduation in 2000, Lauren D’Aurio ’00 held every single-game, single-season and career scoring record at AU. She still holds school career records for goals (201) and points (251) and the single-season record for goals (75) and points (88), set in 2000.
Sunday October 3, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from CNYCentral.com
The Onondaga Community College Men's Lacrosse team has certainly put its mark on the college lacrosse world. OCC has won the National Championship 4 out of the last 5 seasons, and at today's fall ball alumni game the last year's team earned its title rings.

The rings are filling with stunning diamonds, and to hear each player's reaction as they opened the ring box was priceless for Head Coach Chuck Wilbur.
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from the Buffalo News
As a coach, Lee Wallace had a knack for getting the most out of his players. It’s a gift that served him well once he traded his whistle and clipboard for a desk and various administrative accessories.

After spending 13 years as an agent of change at NCCC, Wallace gets to spend more time with his wife, Patti, who is in remission after battling breast cancer last year. He gets to spend time with his new grandchild without having to schedule potential visits around work.
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from StarTribune.com
What Friday night football game would be complete without a hot dog and popcorn? More and more, however, those items are being used to fill empty budgets as well as empty stomachs.
Saturday October 2, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Two magazine covers sit in frames on a ledge in Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse coach Tom Gravante's (West Genesee) office.

The one on the right features his brother, "Mr. Syracuse," John Gravante rocking a sideways fist-in-arm pose that makes every oiled muscle on his chiseled body pop. He proudly proclaims a 100-percent drug-free physique, while a hot brunette in a totally-80s spandex outfit testifies to the coolness of that fact.

The one on the left is from an issue of Promise & Progress, a publication of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. It features Gravante, his wife Nicole and their son TJ. Gravante manages a smile, but his thin figure and burn marks on his face testify to the hell his body has been through.
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from Albright College Athletics
Jake Plunket has been named the first head varsity men’s lacrosse coach for the new lacrosse program at Albright College, announced director of athletics Rick Ferry. Plunket begins his coaching duties immediately.

Plunket’s appointment comes just two months after Albright College announced a $1 million dollar gift from the John K. Roessner III Trust to underwrite the start-up costs for both men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, as well as the construction of a new multisport grass practice field.

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from Marist College Athletics
Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray has announced the hiring of Jessica O'Brien as head women's lacrosse coach. O'Brien, a Marist graduate who helped lead the Red Foxes to their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship as a senior, has spent the last two seasons as the top assistant women's lacrosse coach at Wagner.

"Even as a student-athlete, I was always impressed with Jessica's maturity, leadership and passion," Murray said. "I have great confidence that she will bring those same qualities to her work as our head women's lacrosse coach."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The new rule allows officials to issue one-, two- and three-minute, non-releasable penalties when a player deliberately initiates contact with an opponent’s head or neck with any part of his body or stick.

Changes, Concerns, Future Considerations
Friday October 1, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
Seven area lacrosse figures, including a husband and wife, will be inducted into the Upstate New York Chapter of US Lacrosse at the organization's 13th Hall of Fame Induction celebration dinner on Sunday, October 24th at the Empire Room of the State Fairgrounds.

The inductees are: Steve Beville, coach of men's lacrosse at SUNY Cortland; Sue McVaugh, longtime official for women's lacrosse; Matt Palumb, All-America goalie for Jamesville-Dewitt and Syracuse University; the late Paul Rose, an outstanding college lacrosse coach; Kathy Taylor, former F-M high school coach and current head coach of women's lacrosse at Cortland; her husband Joe Taylor, former Cornell player and now Director of Lacrosse Operations for Nike; and Kirk Ventiquattro, coach of the Carthage High School lacrosse team.
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from the Baltimore Sun
The return of Syracuse and Virginia to the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on March 12 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is a positive development for the event.

When Syracuse and Virginia participated in the Face-Off Classic in 2007 and 2008, the combined attendance for those two years was 39,345. The event drew a combined 37,861 in 2009 and 2010, and last year’s event was a tripleheader.
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from ESPN RISE
Over the past five weeks we have looked at the Top 20 players at each postion and now ESPN RISE wraps up its selections for the Top 20 On The RISE with a look at the Top 50 players overall.
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from MPNnow.com
A couple of weeks [ago] we told you about the Cotton family of Victor; parents Terry and Barb and their children Jessica, 24, and Brady, 22, and what was then their upcoming trip to the World Lacrosse Championships in Manchester England. Barb was going along to watch while Terry, Jessica and Brady were going to play. We promised back then that we would let you know how things went and it seems things went pretty darn well with Jessica coming home with a Gold medal, Brady a Silver medal and Terry, well, his team lost in the Bronze medal game. Quite a haul anyway we’d say.
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from The Geneseo Lamron
"[Spennacchio] was the single biggest impact in terms of our turnaround," said head lacrosse coach and hall of fame nominator Jim Lyons. "He's a guy who just worked his butt off every day and just loved playing the game. He was a great example for everyone that came behind him."
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from USCourts.gov
Warrior Sports filed suit claiming that, by changing the rule that governs the size of lacrosse stick heads approved for use in NCAA-sanctioned play, the NCAA violated the Sherman Act and tortiously interfered with Warrior’s business. After denying Warrior’s preliminary injunction request, the district court granted judgment on the pleadings in favor of the NCAA. Warrior appeals, and we affirm.