September 2010
Thursday September 30, 2010 Share 10:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
What's the solution for a powerhouse program that stumbles to a rare losing season?

"We had the opening at the end of last year and I asked him – he's always the first one off the bat whenever we have an opening here – and he hemmed and hawed a little bit because he wasn't sure if he had the time to do it," said Ithaca coach Jeff Long, who enters his 24th season with the Bombers. "I think it was a great opportunity and we're ecstatic about it. We go back a long way and we're real good friends. He's a great coach, obviously, and he'll make our lives easier around here."
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from the Baltimore Sun
Thursday’s announcement of the lineup for the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic next spring is the culmination of a lot of work on the part of Inside Lacrosse.

For starters, the Face-Off Classic – which will feature Syracuse-Georgetown, Virginia-Cornell and Johns Hopkins-UMBC at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday, March 12 – will take place one week later than its usual place on the lacrosse schedule. Also, the showdown between Johns Hopkins and Princeton is no longer an option as both schools expressed an interest to return the game to their campuses. It’s not that different from when Syracuse and Virginia elected to pull their annual contest from the Face-Off Classic slate after the 2008 season.

Syracuse to play Duke in 2011 Konica Minolta Big City Classic
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Eight legends of Philadelphia lacrosse have been chosen to be inducted into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame at a banquet on Feb. 5 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Last end of the 2010 season gave the Army lacrosse team a lot to look forward to this season. After starting with a 1-4 record, the Black Knights got hot, winning 10 of the last 11 games, including what many consider the upset of the year, a tournament opening round win (in double OT, no less) over Syracuse. The Black Knights run ended in the quarterfinals at the hands of another Upstate New York foe, Cornell.
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from Siena Athletics
Siena men's lacrosse head coach Brian Brecht announced today that rising senior John Rogener and red-shirt junior Tom Morr will serve as team captains for the 2011 Saints. The duo will look to lead a Siena team that has tied a program record with 12 wins each of the past two seasons.
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from Albany Athletics
UAlbany is playing in the Harvard University Melting Pot on Sunday, Oct. 3. The field includes Massachusetts, Boston University, Brown and New Hampshire. The Great Danes will tangle with Boston College, Louisville and the host school in three one-hour playing sessions. All contests will be held at Harvard Stadium.
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from Union Athletics
Abigail Jackson, the head coach of the women's lacrosse and women's soccer programs at Roger Williams University, has been named the new head coach of the Union College women's lacrosse program. The announcement was made today by Jim McLaughlin '93, the Director of Athletics at Union.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Knighthawks will hit the floor on Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Rochester Sports Garden (1460 E Henrietta Rd). On Sunday, the team will practice from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Total Sports Experience in Gates. The practices are free and open to the public. Players and coaches will be available for autographs following the workouts.
Wednesday September 29, 2010 Share 3:45PM
from Inside Lacrosse
The Adelphi University women's lacrosse team will be featured on the MTV series MADE tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. The show will include Miranda, a local high school lacrosse player, who wants to become a college lacrosse player. MTV'S MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who have a goal and want to be "made" into things like singers, athletes, dancers, skateboarders, etc.
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from Inside Lacrosse
IL's #4 Young Gun Junior Ryan Palasek, D, Rocky Point (NY) has recently committed to Syracuse.

Palasek flourished on the recruiting circuit this past summer, standing out with the Long Island Express and at Jake Reed's Blue Chip at UMBC. Possessing unbelievable footwork, the junior is as good as it gets when it comes to premier takeaway defensemen out there.
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from UConn Athletics
The UConn lacrosse team is preparing to make a run at a Big East title. That is the goal of first-year head coach Katie Woods. After taking over for coach Angela McMahon in August, Woods is ready to lead the Huskies in her first year at the helm.

"I want to change the mindset of our team," Woods said. "I want us to be physically and mentally strong, and work as a cohesive unit so we can improve all aspects of our game." And strong the Huskies will need to be. The UConn women finished with a conference record of only 2-6 in 2010. Key wins included a 10-8 victory over Villanova and a 12-11 over time win versus fellow Big East conference competitor Cincinnati.
Tuesday September 28, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from One Sweet Move - Cindy Alves
Albums featuring Rush-Henrietta vs. CNY Elite; Marcus Whitman vs. Central Square; First Nations vs. West Genesee; Irondequoit vs. CNY Elite; Marcellus vs. Central Elite.
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from US Lacrosse - Rochester
The US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter announces the Class of 2010 Hall of Fame, to be be inducted at the annual dinner November 5, 2010 at the Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford, NY at 6 PM. The inductees are Andrew Gallina, Pamela Mapstone, William .“B.J..” O.’Hara and Chris Schiller. Register Online Here.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
“We didn’t choose him. He chose us,” sophomore attackman Billy Gribbin said after that practice, which ended around 10:30 p.m. “We have one of the best opportunities in front of us. We feel really special as a team to play under him, take his lead and go with it.”
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from Bryant Athletics
Middie Patrick Emmer (Skaneateles) joins Bryant Lacrosse after year at Old Avon Farms.
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Utica College Men's Alumni Game moved to 7PM
from
The Utica College men's lacrosse alumni game, originally scheduled for 8 p.m., has been moved to 7 p.m. on Friday night. The alumni game is part of the College's Homecoming festivities. If you have any questions please contact Assistant Coach Nick Evanoff at 315-792-3903.
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from The Daily Herald
"Brian's greatest asset is his speed with the ball in his hands, and I think coaches recognized that he has a different gear that not many guys can get to," said Sanford, who also has several former players competing for Division III lacrosse teams.
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from Rutgers Athletics
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will host its annual Alumni game Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m., head coach Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse-Minoa) announced Monday.
Monday September 27, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from LaxPower
Coming to Saint Leo from her previous position at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pa., Graham proved to be a great fit into Saint Leo, with prior experience in both Division II and at other Catholic universities, including Canisus College in New York.
Sunday September 26, 2010 Share 10:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Team USA coach Tom Ryan saw his team battle back after falling behind 4-0 to the Nationals. The team persevered, and eventually ended up scoring four-straight goals to close out the third and take a three-goal lead going into the final frame.

Ansley Jemison, general manager of the Iroquois Nationals, said he was still asking players about their availability on the night prior to the event, but was able to get players to come down on short notice. “Kids drove down four hours just to come out and play,” Jemison said. “We’ve got a lot of young kids that ran tonight who showed a lot of talent and heart. It was impressive to see what those guys could do.”

Rich Barnes Photos | Melissa Hatem Photos | JustLacrosse Photos | Post-Standard Photos
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from Navy Athletics
The family of Brendan Looney remembered him with these and other thoughts this week as they mourned his passing. LT Looney, 29, was one of nine U.S. service members to lose his life Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
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from the Albany times-Union
The College of Saint Rose and the city of Albany joined in a huge town-gown celebration Saturday for the official opening of a $6 million home athletic field complex for the Golden Knights in the heart of the city's southeastern neighborhoods.
Saturday September 25, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Four former Syracuse lacrosse stars will take the field for Team USA when it squares off against the Iroquois Nationals in the first-ever Bowhunter Cup on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the War Memorial at Oncenter. Casey Powell, Steve Panarelli, Scott Ditzell and current SU women’s assistant coach Regy Thorpe will compete for the American side in the indoor exhibition game, which is a warm-up for May’s 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.

In addition, the Iroquois team is expected to be headlined by another former SU star - Cody Jamieson.
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from UMBC Athletics
Deven Alves (Canandaigua) was the leading scorer for the Braves with 47 goals and 20 assists in 2009 when they captured a New York Class B state title… He was a 2009 adidas High School All-American and was the Section V Class B Tournament Most Valuable Player… Last season, he was named to the All-League First Team and was named to the All-Greater Rochester Super 16 team by the Democrat & Chronicle.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
John Danowski was a savior of sorts in 2007. Kelly Amonte Hiller pushed the envelope even further in 2008. Bill Tierney shocked us with his move west in 2009.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
The Saints will name the artificial turf field used by the field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse teams Hall-Leet Stadium after former coaches Dotty Hall and Don Leet. That will take place after a field hockey game against Hamilton College on Oct. 1.
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from Major League Lacrosse
All players left unprotected will be eligible to re-enter the player pool for the 2011 season. Teams will have the opportunity to fill their 40-man rosters in the upcoming 2011 Supplemental Draft which will be held in December.
Friday September 24, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
With the taste of defeat no doubt still lingering in the mouths of the returning members from the 2010 squad, the 2011 rendition of the Syracuse University Orange took the field last week for the start of fall ball season.

Despite the season-ending loss to Army, which some considered the upset of the year, the Orange have been a tough out for any opponent in the Division I ranks over the last two seasons, with an overall record of 47-6 since the beginning of 2008 and losing only one game by more than one goal.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Black Knights’ 9-8, first-round victory over two-time defending national champion Syracuse -- capped dramatically by Devin Lynch’s goal with 5.7 seconds remaining in double overtime -- was no doubt the biggest upset in Division I men’s lacrosse last spring and one of the greatest upsets in NCAA tournament history.

“At the time, it felt like there were things we could do to give us a legit shot at beating them,” Alberici said Monday as Army entered its second week of fall ball. “We were fortunate in a lot of ways. It’s almost gotten bigger over the summer. It was a great win, a signature moment for our program for sure. In NCAA tournament history, that probably ranks up there with the bigger wins.”
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from NBCNewYork.com
The U.S. flag flew at half-staff outside Andrew Dow's (Navy Lacrosse '07) Hauppauge, Long Island, home. It was evidence of the somber mood there, despite the fact that Dow, a Navy Seal, had survived a deadly helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.
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from Hometown Annapolis
Yesterday was one of the most difficult of Richie Meade's 17-year tenure as Navy men's lacrosse coach. For the first time since taking over as head coach in 1995, Meade had to deal with the combat death of a former player. Although severely shaken by the news that 2004 graduate Brendan Looney had been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, Meade did not hesitate to make the two-hour drive to Dover Air Force base to represent the Naval Academy lacrosse community when the former standout defenseman's remains were brought home.
Thursday September 23, 2010 Share 9:45AM

from JustLacrosse Talkback/SU Athletics
On Saturday October 9 at 3:00 pm, the Carrier Dome will host an All-Star team of former Syracuse University Lacrosse greats in an exhibition game against the 2011 Syracuse University team. The All-Stars, coached by 1997 SU grad and All-American Paul Carcaterra will return to the home of the 11-time NCAA National Champions as a part of a weekend-long alumni celebration.

When assembling the team Paul said, “It was clear to me that some of the greatest players to ever play this sport were former Orange stars, many of whom are still in the prime of their careers. To connect legends of the past with current players who are creating their own legacy is an amazing opportunity. To have this level of talent on one field in The Dome is unprecedented.”
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Former Navy men's lacrosse player Brendan Looney, the oldest of six lacrosse-playing siblings, was among nine NATO troops killed Tuesday when a helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. The following story originally appeared in the June 2005 issue of Lacrosse Magazine.

Brendan began practicing with the Navy lacrosse team in his sophomore year after a frustrating year in football at the academy. At the time, Steve was playing lacrosse for the Naval Academy Preparatory School, a one-year program that students attend in the interim year before heading to Annapolis, and Billy was a senior being recruited by Navy to join the squad. Brendan was told by coach Richie Meade he had an open invitation to play with the Mids, and if he could help them on the field, he would definitely see minutes. Brendan took the last opportunity he knew he would have to play on the same team as his brothers.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Brendan Looney, a 2004 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a three-year defensive midfielder for the Midshipmen, was among nine NATO troops killed Tuesday when a helicopter crashed in Afghanistan.

According to media reports, injured in the crash was Andrew Dow, a 2007 Naval Academy graduate. Dow was a four-year defenseman on Navy’s lacrosse team. An investigation into the crash is underway, and NATO has said there were no reports of hostile fire.
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from WTKR.com
Captain Szymanski stated, "On behalf entire Naval Special Warfare community, we extend our sincerest condolences to all the families of our fallen brothers." The Navy says the four sailors lost were highly accomplished.
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from The Cornell Sun
To all the freshmen reading this column, that is one of the questions you will be asked the most during your first year in Ithaca. And while I have heard many different answers — from “because Harvard rejected me” to “because I like being in the middle of nowhere” — I’m pretty sure that most of you picked Cornell since it offers great academic programs that will prepare you for the “real world” out there. However, when you signed that contract that was due on the first day of May, you also picked something else. You chose to become part of the Big Red family.
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from U of Rochester Campus Times
Sue Behme has always been a “warm weather person” and for the past two and half years, she has been enjoying life under the central-California sun. But starting in mid-October, that California sunlight won’t be a part of her everyday life anymore as Behme will be coming to the brisk cold of upstate New York to become the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse team.
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from US Lacrosse
Thousands of fans will experience lacrosse played at the highest level when the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, a NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse event, returns to San Francisco’s Kezar Stadium on Saturday, October 16, 2010, after an outstanding inaugural event in 2009.
Wednesday September 22, 2010 Share 1:45PM
from the Baltimore Sun
Brendan Looney, a former Navy lacrosse player who lived in Silver Spring, was among nine U.S. military personnel killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday in southern Afghanistan.
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from NLL Insider
Insider has learned that due to the last minute availabilty of Paul Rabil the US has been able to add the Washington Stealth Champion’s Cup winner to their roster for this Saturday night’s Bowhunter Cup, the Americans taking on the Iroquois Nationals in an exhibition game in preperation of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships next year.
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from NLL Insider
Lacrosse players from Six Nations earned bragging rights over the weekend at Onondaga Nation as the Oshweken Aces captured their fourth Iroquois Nations Cup gold medal in the last five years.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The way John Christmas tells it, when he was playing with the Boston Cannons, teammate Mikey Powell approached him a few times during pre-game warmups with a question. “John, you feeling quick? You feeling fast?”
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from Dr. Fred Opie
When it comes to lacrosse and college, my advice is always choose an academic program that is both affordable and will help you develop your non-lacrosse passion. I also suggest a school that is relatively close to home say 4 or less hours from home if you want your folks to see you play and you want to make home for holidays and special occasions.
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from the Palm Beach Post
“I think lacrosse is a sleeping giant in Florida,” Powell said. “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to come down here and be a part of the scene. The growth in the last 10 years is pretty overwhelming.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
The most video-centric of all our Laxie Awards categories is the highlight reel goal of the year, which celebrates the most ludicrously jaw-dropping plays that we saw in the past year.
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from St. Andrew's School
Saint Andrew's School is proud to announce that lacrosse legend Casey Powell has been hired as Director of Lacrosse Programs. In his role, Powell will assist Athletic Director David Ahern in supervision of all upper and middle school boys and girls lacrosse programs. He will also work closely with Interim Head Boys Lacrosse Coach RJ Dawson during the club and varsity seasons.

“Casey is a world champion lacrosse player, a dynamic leader and a great ambassador for the sport of lacrosse,” stated Ahern. “He is the all-time leading scorer in Major League Lacrosse history, 2010 National Lacrosse League MVP, and a former member of the US National Team. His resume is extensive and well-respected in the lacrosse world. We are very lucky to have him take the helm.”
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from ESPN RISE
Lacrosse is growing rapidly in high school, according to a US Lacrosse report the sport has grown from more than 250,000 participants in 2001 to more than 560,000 in 2009. In contrast, according to LaxPower.com, NCAA Division I lacrosse has gone from 50 teams in 1981 to 60 in 2010. The number of participants has grown from 1,600 to 2,500. With more high school athletes vying for a Division I scholarship, the process has grown more competitive.

To help make sense of the process, ESPN RISE spoke with coaches at several colleges and asked them to break down the process, from getting noticed to the realities of getting a Division I scholarship. Every Tuesday over the next few months, ESPN RISE editors will release a new story in the weekly series Recruiting Road. We will feature coaches' and recruiters' answers to some of the most asked recruiting questions.
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from the NCAA
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Committees have selected Philadelphia and Baltimore to host the 2013 and 2014 Division I, II and III Men's Lacrosse Championships, respectively. Philadelphia and Drexel University will host the 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field May 25-27. This will be the third time overall and first since 2006 that Philadelphia will have hosted the championships.

“Philadelphia and Baltimore have first-class facilities with outstanding staffs and local organizing committees that have proven their championship hosting capabilities,” said Dermot Coll, chair of the Division I Men's Lacrosse Committee and associate director of athletics at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “The student-athletes have had great championship experiences in both places, and we expect outstanding events yet again in 2013 and 2014.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
The U.S. Indoor Lacrosse Team is in a much more advanced spot this fall compared to four years ago leading up to the 2007 World Indoor Championships in Halifax. Not just in talent but in groundwork and momentum. Part of the reason is the continuity of head coach Tom Ryan, who will return behind the bench for the Americans in May, 2011 when they travel to Prague for the world championships. (Audio 20:26)
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from the Baltimore Sun
Said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: "With a deep historic connection to the sport, as well as a strong, loyal fan base, Baltimore is a natural host. … We are very pleased to be named the host for the 2014 finals, and I look forward to welcoming thousands of lacrosse fans to our great city."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse has announced three camps for the summer of 2011 -- including Rising Seniors on June 23-25, Rising Juniors on June 25-27 and Rising Sophomoreson June 28-30 -- as well as a new process for players to gain admission to the camp.
Tuesday September 21, 2010 Share 10:30AM
from 9WSYR.com
The Fayetteville-Manlius school board decided Monday night to accept a $900,000 dollar monetary gift. The money was raised by a group that has been working to get a new field for the high school and the rest of the district's teams.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Five members of the Rochester Knighthawks captured the 13th Annual Nations Cup Sunday, leading the Ohsweken Aces to a 12-9 victory over the Frog Pond Maulers at the Onondaga Nation Arena. The Aces finished the three-day, eight-team tournament with a perfect 5-0 record. The Six Nations based team featured No. 1 overall pick Cody Jamieson, Craig Point, Sid Smith, Pete Jacobs and Jake Henhawk.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
In the final tune-up before the start of National Lacrosse League Training Camp, Shawn Evans, John Grant Jr. and Scott combined for 23 points to lead the Peterborough Lakers to their 13th Mann Cup.
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from The Peterborough Examiner
It seems the Peterborough Lakers have loosened their grip on the Mann Cup. The iconic lacrosse trophy has disappeared, likely during the revelry downtown following the party at the Memorial Centre Friday night.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback/US Indoor Lacrosse
2010 NLL MVP and former Syracuse star Casey Powell headlines Team USA's roster for Saturday's Bowhunter Cup, an international exhibition game between the United States and the Iroquois Nationals at the War Memorial at Oncenter in Syracuse, NY. Faceoff is scheduled for 8:00 PM.

The Nationals are expected to release their roster later this week.

US Indoor Lacrosse
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Chris Schiller, Joe Walters and Scott Ditzell were named to the Team USA roster today for the Bowhunter Cup game in Syracuse this weekend. The trio will join Knighthawks legend Regy Thorpe and 2010 NLL MVP and former Syracuse star Casey Powell as Team USA takes on the Iroquois Nationals on Saturday, September 25th in the international exhibition. The game is an 8:00 p.m. start at the War Memorial at Oncenter in Syracuse, NY.

Fans will also have a chance to meet Knighthawks goalie Pat O’Toole, forwards Shawn Evans and Scott Evans, and members of the Knightingales dance team in the main concourse prior to the game.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
As compared to my days as a high school player, today recruiting camps create high pressure scenario for very young high school freshmen and sophomore athletes. The sad reality is if you don’t have coaches showing you love (letters, emails, phone calls, etc) by your junior year, you are not on the anybodies admission support or scholarship radar.
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from NESN
Most athletes will concur that even the smallest advantage in sport can drastically improve their performance. Reebok is using the latest technology to provide those advantages to athletes across several different sports.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A native of the Akwesasne Mohawk nation, Adams was a member of Team Ontario where he helped captain the U 16 team to the national Canadian Title.
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Monday September 20, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
The 2010 Nations Cup concluded Sunday at Tsha honnonyendakwha by crowing the Ohswekan Aces as champions. The Ohswekan Aces defeated the Frog Pond Maulers 12 to 9 in an exciting game as they finished the tournament undefeated.

In earlier action, The Seneca 32’s earned the Bronze medal by defeating the home town Redhawks 12 to 9. The game was close throughout with Redhawks Neal Powless, Wade Bucktooth, Dave Stout, and Gewas Schindler carrying the offensive load for the team. (with video highlights)

The Post-Standard story | Post-Standard photos
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The morning game saw the Frog Pond Maulers defeat the host Redhawks 15 to 8. The Redhawks who entered the game with a short bench could not keep up with the Maulers who ran an effective offense and capitalived on numerous fast break opportunities.

The second semi-final saw The Seneca 32's and the undefeated Ohsweken Aces meet up in a very exciting contest. (with video highlights)
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from Inside Lacrosse
It’s time to take a look back and determine the best of the best in one of the most interesting years lacrosse fans have ever seen. That means it’s time for you — the fans — to voice your opinion for the year’s top performers, moments, teams and more!
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from Dr. Fred Opie
Perhaps the person that the Lord used the most to turn the attention of Syracuse Lacrosse coaches Roy Simmons Jr. (Simmie) and John Desko (defensive coordinator back when I was being recruited) toward me was Tim Nelson (Yorktown High School).
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from Dr. Fred Opie
After the recommendation of Tim Nelson, coaches Roy Simmons Jr. and John Desko came to watch me when my junior college, Herkimer County Community College played the Syracuse B team. In those days schools who could afford them had B teams which included their new recruits and walk ons.
Saturday September 18, 2010 Share 10:00AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
Day 1 of the 2010 Nations Cup did not disappoint. From 4pm to 10pm the arena was hoppin’ with lacrosse action.

Game 3 saw the Onondaga Redhawks earn its first win since hoisting the Presidents Cup in Vancouver over Tuscarora 14-6. The hometown Redhawks didn’t disappoint as Wade Bucktooth tallied the first goal of the game just 1 minute and 29 seconds into the contest with a pass from Redhawk veteran Gewas Schindler. The Redhawks continued their formula of solid goaltending from Ross Bucktooth and a balanced attack as 9 Redhawks scored in the win. Brett Bucktooth, Wade Bucktooth, and Tyler Hill all scored 3 goals and an assist. Tuscarora’s coach Darris Kilgor (of the Buffalo Bandits) was led by Aaron Printup and Gehnew Printup both tallying 2 goals a piece.

Nations Cup Schedule
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from Lacrosse Magazine
On Sunday, Sept. 12, the US Lacrosse Board of Directors approved the new women's lacrosse rule changes and clarifications for the 2011 season that were formally recommended by the US Lacrosse Women's Game Committee and Rules Subcommittee.
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from the Onondaga Redhawks
Current Buffalo Bandit Head Coach and Hall of Famer discusses the 2010 Nations Cup. (0:44)
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from Dr. Fred Opie
Photo of me on attack my senior year at Croton Harmon High School in New York. Little known secret is that I was a high school attackman. I also played man down an on occasion close defense. Like Chris Paul, I was not highly recruited early in my career.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse has learned that Nike signed on as the official title sponsor of the 2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The event starts Oct. 29 in Oahu's Kapiolani Park and culminates with the championship Oct. 31.
Friday September 17, 2010 Share 9:00AM
from U. of Rochester Athletics
Sue Behme has coached her fair share of women’s lacrosse matches at Edwin Fauver Stadium. This spring, she’ll do it again – only from the home bench. Behme (prounounced: BEAM) is the new head women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Rochester. She is returning to Western New York after two-plus seasons building a Division I program at Fresno State.

Before heading to the West Coast, Behme coached a total of 13 seasons at SUNY Geneseo and Nazareth College. She coached at Geneseo for a four-year period, then spent nine years on the sidelines at Nazareth. She compiled a 115-39 record at Nazareth and led the Golden Flyers to six NCAA Division III tournament appearances.
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from UMass Athletics
Katie Ferris (Carthage) holds the New York record for goals in a single season after she posted 138 as a junior in 2009. She scored 107 as a senior in 2010 to go along with 28 assists giving her 470 goals and 115 assists for her career. She was a two-time All-Central New York selection and an All-American selection.
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from UMass Athletics
UMass women's lacrosse head coach Angela McMahon has named former Syracuse standout Eileen Finn as assistant coach. Finn is a 2010 graduate of Syracuse, where she was a four-year starter on defense and an All-Big East First Team selection. Finn joins McMahon and Sarah Albrecht who was named Associate Head Coach in early August.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Cody Bremner, Cornell: Cornell has its third-highest all-time leading goal scorer to replace in departed lefty Ryan Hurley. Bremner may be the guy that junior Rob Pannell’s setting up inside for the next two years, and at 20 years old, is already physically more mature than most incoming freshmen.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The next 18 months will be the biggest transitional window Insidelacrosse.com has ever experienced. The focus of these efforts will be expansion of web content, functionality and social networking.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A high school English teacher and lacrosse coach/camp owner, Timothy Jason has been reading Inside Lacrosse since it's black and white print days. Jason is taking an old IL feature that explored the books coaches kept on their shelves and bringing it back. He'll check in with a review each month, starting with a review of Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code.
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from Cortland Athletics
Six new members will be inducted into the SUNY Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame during its 42nd annual banquet and ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Corey Union Function Room. The 2010 honorees are:

Alfred Pisano ’61
Fred Acee ’63
Richard Bianchino ’63
John Anselmo ’71
Sue Lauder ’75
and honorary inductee Joan Sitterly

New C-Club members have been added annually, and this year’s ceremony will bring the Hall of Fame roster to 213 alumni and 24 honorary members. A closer look at this year’s inductees follows.
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from Mount St. Mary's Athletics
Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse head coach Lindsey Munday has announced the hiring of four-time National Champion Hilary Bowen (Brighton) as an assistant coach.

"I am extremely excited to have Hilary join the program and the Mount family," said Munday. "Hilary is an accomplished player and will be a great role model and teacher for our student athletes. Her experiences on both the collegiate and international level will benefit our players and help them develop as players and people. Hilary is a terrific leader and I am excited to have her on board."
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from LaxPower
University of Denver women's lacrosse has added Katrina Dowd (Yorktown) as volunteer assistant coach, head coach Liza Kelly announced today. "Katrina was a tremendous player and leader at Northwestern," Kelly said. "She brings a lot of enthusiasm as she begins her coaching career, and we are happy to have her joining the Pioneers."
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from Holy Cross Athletics
"This is a great class of eight recruited players and four walk-on players," said Holy Cross head men's lacrosse coach Adam Pascal. "It is a very athletic class that is heavy on defensive players, but also has some real talented offensive players. This class will give us tremendous depth, but we also expect contributions this season. We expect a lot of great things from this class."
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from Dr. Fred Opie
It’s that time of the year when college lacrosse coaches are working hard recruiting players for their 2011 and 2012 incoming classes. Highly coveted players are receiving lots of email, mail, and phone calls and some recruits are starting to feel the pressure that comes with making an important commitment. Well that wasn’t my experience as a high school senior.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
As Chris Ryan sat in his man cave feeling numb after his one-loss Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team was left outside of the four-team NCAA Division II playoff, his cell phone announced the arrival of a text message. “I was sitting in my back room with my two Labradors," Ryan said, "and the first person to text me was my wife upstairs asking if I was okay."
Thursday September 16, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from the Post-Standard
Bucktooth, 27, a member of Onondaga Nation turtle clan, has played lacrosse since he was 3 years old. This weekend he’ll represent his community as a member of the Onondaga Redhawks team and compete in the 13th annual Iroquois Nations Cup. The box lacrosse tournament, which is being hosted by the Onondaga Athletic Club, features eight Native American teams from across New York state and Canada.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Billy Ward talks about growing up close to the Syracuse campus and finally playing there. (0:58)
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from the Baltimore Sun
When he talks to teenage athletes, the Towson-based substance abuse expert uses his display to help them understand what they consume when downing an energy drink before practice. Sure, they get the caffeine and the sugar that provide the boost they're looking for, but Gimbel said the athletes — and their parents — would be surprised to discover what else is on the label.
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from LaxPower
The ProjectSpark Foundation, an Arlington, Va. based foundation focused on Parkinson's disease, is proud to announce the inaugural Play for Parkinson's Lacrosse Series on Saturday, October 9, 2010 to be held at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. The tournament will feature four of the country's most prominent NCAA men's programs - Army, Georgetown, Princeton, and Virginia.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The 2010 September Recruiting Issue is in the books, but as an added bonus, we bring you the Sophomore Young Guns list. Ty Xanders has worked hard to compile a list of top names for the class of 2013 to keep an eye on during the fall recruiting circuit, and into next spring.
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from BuffaloNews.com
Syracuse University has reached a deal with cable network SNY to increase the school's exposure in the metropolitan New York City area.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
All the signals you'll need as a women's lacrosse umpire in animation, courtesy of US Lacrosse.
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the team has signed Associate General Manager Derek Graham to a two-year contract. The Bandits also announced the signing of forward Roger Vyse and Assistant Coach Duane Jacobs to one-year deals.
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from Northwestern Athletics
Northwestern lacrosse has added 11 talented student-athletes to its roster for the upcoming season. The class of 2014 is comprised of four players who were named Under Armour All-Americans in 2010 as each of the incoming Wildcats bring with them impressive prep resumes.

"I am very excited about the 2010 incoming class," said head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller. "With a young team last season, this class of 11 freshman will give us the depth and talent to take our program to the next level. These bright student athletes are all extremely accomplished on and off the field.
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from Hartford Athletics
Flynn (Corning East) returns for his senior campaign as the Hawks’ most experienced defender, starting and playing in 36 career games. He made 10 starts last year before suffering a season-ending injury, finishing fifth on the squad with 27 ground balls and second with 14 caused turnovers. A physical and vocal presence on the field, Flynn enjoyed America East Second Team honors for the second time in his career.

“These four men are of great character,” exclaimed Lawrence. “They will do a great job leading this team through the upcoming season.”
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from Colgate Athletics
“We are extremely excited to have Melissa join our staff,” stated Young. “She brings immense playing knowledge from her time at Syracuse as well as her coaching at RIT. Her experience and understanding of the game is going to be a great asset to our defense this upcoming season.”
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany head women's lacrosse coach John Battaglino announced on Wednesday, Sept. 15 the hiring of Jessica Davos as assistant coach. Davos spent the previous two seasons as a Harvard University assistant. At Harvard, Davos worked for Lisa Miller, her college head coach at Syracuse University.
Wednesday September 15, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Onondaga Nation welcomes teams to the 2010 Nations Cup. Onondaga will enter 2 teams (Redhawks & Porch Dwellers) in the tournament while welcoming teams from Haudenosaunee communities plus a team from the Squamish Nation, North Shore Indians (Vancouver, B.C.) Come to Tsha'Honnonyendakwha (Onondaga Nation arena) to watch 3 days of all day lacrosse action.
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from The Daily Orange
In the early winter months of 1976, Frank Maloney took his future star offensive lineman through the Syracuse campus on a recruiting trip. Maloney and the Syracuse coaching staff drove him around campus, pointing out buildings along the way. Over there was Bird Library, completed in 1972. And then they passed Newhouse II, completed in 1973. And when the tour was complete, Craig Wolfley still had one question:

“Where’s the stadium?”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse recruit Pat Powderly talks about leaving the MD area for NY. (1:27)
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from LaxPower
The IWLCA recognized 13 coaches for their efforts during the 2010 season as the organization announced the National and Regional Coach of the Year awards.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Upper Dublin junior midfielder Kelly Cross has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University. Cross was a First Team Suburban One American Conference choice last year for the Cardinals (18-1), who won the league title with a perfect 14-0 record and advanced to the second round of the District 1 tournament.

At Syracuse, Cross will join older sister Amy, an All-American midfielder last year at Upper Dublin who is now an Orange freshman.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Knighthawks went back to their roots today as they selected longtime defenseman and assistant coach Mike Hasen the sixth head coach in franchise history. The Knighthawks also named former Knighthawks head coach Paul Day and Jason Johnson as the assistant coaches.

"It feels pretty special. I never really expected it,” said Hasen. “I am really looking forward to it."
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange men's lacrosse team, winners of the two of the last three national championships, returned to the practice field this week under the direction of 13th-year head coach John Desko. It marks the start of a four-week fall practice season for Syracuse that culminates on Saturday, Oct. 9 with an alumni game at the Carrier Dome.

The fall practice season is critical for Desko and rest of the Orange coaches to try and get a headstart on on the evaluation process. With 19 freshmen in the mix this season there is plenty of work to be done.

With video interview with Joel White (2:49).
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team will hold open tryouts for the 2011 National Lacrosse League season on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario.

All applicants must pre-register for the tryout by completing the attached registration form, which can also be downloaded off the Knighthawks official team website, www.knighthawks.net.
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from LaxLessons.com
Earlier this week, we told you about Bronxville’s Billy Casperson’s commitment to the Continentals. Now, we can add add the word “Hamilton” following the name of another defensive standout from Westchester on our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown.” Brian Dubs, a 5-10, 170-pound Horace Greeley senior, will also be joining coach Scott Barnard’s program next year.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks fans can get their first chance to watch their No. 1 pick Cody Jamieson on Saturday, September 25th, as the Iroquois Nationals take on Team USA and Casey Powell in the first-ever Bowhunter Cup at the War Memorial at Oncenter in Syracuse.
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from LaxPower
Lacrosse at the high school level has grown over 100% just since 2001. While it may still not challenge the top 10 sports in terms of sponsorship, it is continuing to expand rapidly while most other sports are not. In fact, lacrosse remains among the top three fastest growing sport among those that are in the top 15 in popularity.
Tuesday September 14, 2010 Share 8:45AM

from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell University men's lacrosse program concluded a fantastic alumni weekend with its annual awards banquet, held Sunday morning at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus.

Friends and family gathered to honor the members of the 2010 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 2010, a group of nine young men that won four Ivy League championships, played in three NCAA Final Fours and made one trip to the national championship game.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The class features 19 incoming players, including nine listed among Inside Lacrosse’s “Power 100.” The Orange’s highest-ranked freshman is attackman Billy Ward (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) who checked in at No. 14. Ward was named an Under Armour All-American in 2010 after totaling 44 goals and 41 assists at C.W. Baker High School.

“It’s one of our larger classes,” said SU head coach John Desko. “We like the group. There are a lot of good players. It’s balanced at all positions and adds a lot of depth to our lineup.”
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from cnylink.com
The Baldwinsville Girls Lacrosse Booster Club made donations to the Baldwinsville boys and girls swim boosters, the Baldwinsville girls crew boosters and the Baldwinsville Volunteer Fire Department for services they all provided for the 2010 Baldwinsville Star Spangled Girls Lacrosse Tournament this past July.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Of all the podcasts I've done, I'd recommend this near the top of the list; a must-listen for anyone interested in the up-and-coming names in the Native lacrosse community. (33:32)
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from The Stamford Advocate
Bonnie McEneaney stands by a painting by LeRoy Neiman of her husband playing lacrosse in the den of her home in New Canaan, Conn. on Monday August 23, 2010. McEneaney has written a book, titled Messages, about premonitions or signs that she says 9/11 victims have sent their still-living family from beyond, her husband, Eamon, was killed in the WTC.
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from Notre Dame Athletics
Corrigan on Buglione ... "Brian is a big kid who is strong and athletic. We just have to get him to learn and buy into our system, but I think as he becomes acclimated to the way we do things, he'll have a chance to compete for playing time."
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell University Department of Athletics and Physical Education continues to build upon its multimedia options to allow alumni and fans greater access to their favorite Big Red teams.
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from LaxPower
LaxPower is always looking for better ways to reach the lacrosse community, and Facebook is one tool for that. While we have had a presence on Facebook for some, we are interested in learning whether visitors to the web site are aware of and use that page.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
John Tillman would have been thrilled to remain at Harvard University, where he had spent three productive years changing the culture in a stagnant men's lacrosse program he was hired to reinvigorate.
Monday September 13, 2010 Share 9:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Somehow, North America's oldest sport has become new.

Now, here's where I could go into an old-man rant about how today's kids have no respect for their roots, and how they care too much about gear and how they look and not enough about the fundamentals and honoring the sport. But that would miss the point. Lost on many people is the rich, fascinating Native American history of this sport.
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from the Albany Times-Union
Claire Rehfuss gets around town, but mostly beyond, in a 3-year-old Escalade. A nice ride. A nice ride with 80,000 miles already on it, and climbing.

Well, what would you expect? She had to ferry her daughters, Shaker lacrosse players, from Latham to club team practice. In New Jersey.

"All my friends said 'That's insane,'" senior Charlotte Rehfuss said of the two-and-a-half-hour drive to practice. "Then it became normal -- natural. Now that drive seems like nothing, because we travel so much farther, five or six hours, to tournaments."
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from the Norwich Bulletin
The most important piece of equipment purchased in any sport is the helmet. This pertains to football, hockey, lacrosse, cycling and any other sport where helmet use can save a life. It is especially important when it is used to protect children.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
Talking about when I was club player back in the early 1990s with lacrosse on the Brain (see earlier post). So I get off the flight from Mexico to New York sleepy as all get out and head straight to my folks house in Croton to pick up my car and equipment.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
To show just how much I had lacrosse on the brain, I suspended my Spanish immersion program in Guadalajara, Mexico to catch a flight back to New York to play in a non-revenue club lacrosse championship for Maryland Lacrosse Club.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
So here I am down in Guadalajara, Mexico getting ready for a MLC vs NYAC club lacrosse championship game at Hofstra University on Long Island.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The summer recruiting season means college coaches are spending a lot of time on camp fields evaluating talent. They're also spending a lot of time on the hardwood.
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from Inside Lacrosse
School's in session and college lacrosse players are starting to arrive back on campus which means that fallball is about to start. IL/ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich takes a look at the top storylines of the upcoming fall season, asking 10 questions that fall practices and scrimmages could potentially answer.
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from LaxLessons.com
Bronxville has two of the area’s top rising senior recruits in midfielders Charlie McCormick and Jack Near, who have committed to Georgetown and Notre Dame, respectively. The Broncos now have another senior set to take his skills to the next level – defenseman Billy Casperson, who has committed to Hamilton College.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
"How big was the crowd last night?" It's a question that's often asked after games, but providing an accurate answer isn't always easy because most professional teams announce tickets sold, not the actual turnstile count. Rochester's six professional teams have a similar process, but they also include tickets distributed as part of sponsorship packages or to fans.
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from Inside Lacrosse
With fallball starting, IL took a look at various stories to follow as college lacrosse gets back up and running, including a look at key players returning from injury and transfers who will make an impact. Pick up a copy of the October issue to read more.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
In 2005, Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal named Rochester the best minor-league sports city out of the 230 it ranked and last year it slipped to 10th. Where will we rank next year, when our sports landscape could change again, possibly adding two new professional franchises in outdoor lacrosse and indoor soccer for an all-time high of eight?
Saturday September 11, 2010 Share 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Percy Abrams became the executive director of the Iroquois Nationals about seven months before they were supposed to field their best lacrosse team ever at the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships. Sid Smith, Cody Jamieson, Jeremy Thompson -- these Nationals were stacked.

. . . A media firestorm ensued. Abrams was at the epicenter. When the dust settled, Lacrosse Magazine caught up with Abrams for an interview, which follows here in its entirety.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Iroquois Nationals might still be stinging from not being allowed to compete at this summer's FIL World Championships in England, but a late-October trip to Hawaii might dull their disappointment.

Inside Lacrosse has learned that the Nationals will be competing in this year's Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational the last weekend of October, the event's 20th Anniversary. The Iroquois will compete against all-star squads from past champions Wimmer Solutions, the Crease Monkeys and more teams that come from across the globe.
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from LaFayetteSchools.org
The 2010 LaFayette lacrosse alumni game rolled around on August 12th and you couldn’t have asked for a better Saturday. The weather was great! 25 boys & girls from the community attended the free youth clinic led by the youth coaches. And over 50 LaFayette lacrosse alumni (Class’ of 1962- 2010) showed up to play.
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from LaxLessons.com
Ryan Walsh is pretty busy these days. The senior is a middle linebacker for Wantagh’s football team who was the defensive MVP of last year’s Nassau County finals. But his collegiate future is in lacrosse. Walsh, a 6-foot-4 attackman who was the seventh-leading scorer in the county last year, has committed to Colgate.
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from MyCentralJersey.com
D'Agostino played longstick midfielder while and Albert was on defense for the Spartans' NJSIAA Non-Public B champion lacrosse team last spring . . . "He's honestly a madman, a complete psycho when it comes to any kind of competition," said D'Agostino, who has earned a lacrosse scholarship to Syracuse University. "Video games, whatever. His motor goes at 100 percent."
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Friday September 10, 2010 Share 9:30AM
from Andrew McKay/Yahoo! Sports
How much of a sure thing is Cody Jamieson? On Wednesday night, Gary Gait, the greatest player in the history of professional lacrosse, showed up in Toronto, handed Jamieson his storied No. 22 jersey, and drove back to Syracuse, N.Y. On the way home, Gait called it quits to his playing career.

The torch had officially been passed.
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from the Buffalo News
Former Buffalo Bandits standout and current assistant coach Rich Kilgour was inducted into the National Lacrosse League's Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Toronto on Thursday night.

Kilgour joins his brother Darris, the Bandits head coach, in the NLL's Hall. Darris received the honor in 2007.
Thursday September 9, 2010 Share 8:15AM

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks selected Syracuse University and Six Nations forward Cody Jamieson with the first overall pick in today’s 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. Jamieson becomes the fifth Knighthawk to be selected first overall and second in as many years, joining longtime teammate and close friend Sid Smith (2009), perennial NLL All-Star John Grant Jr. (2000), Casey Powell (1999) and Cam Bomberry (1995). The pick was one of three first-round selections for the Knighthawks.

Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres and NLL legend Gary Gait appropriately handed Jamieson the No. 22 jersey. Gait wore No. 22 the past two seasons with Rochester and wore the number at Syracuse University. Jamieson wore the storied number at SU in 2010 and now appears ready to wear the number with Rochester.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Cody Jamieson never dreamed he'd score the winning goal in the 2009 national championship game for Syracuse University, but always envisioned himself becoming a professional lacrosse player.

"It's definitely a dream come true," Jamieson said by phone from Toronto, the site of the draft. "I've been thinking about this day forever ... so many of my close friends have made the jump, it feels good to join them."
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from NLL Insider
check out live results from this year’s National Lacrosse League entry draft, held at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle, Insider also providing on the fly comments and analysis on this year’s picks and expected trades.
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from Inside Lacrosse
A smart offensive player and quarterback of the Army attack, Boltus put together one of the best offensive seasons in Army history in 2010, leading the Black Knights with 67 points and 38 assists and helping the team to a first round upset of Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tournament. A Syracuse native, Boltus was a two-year captain for Baldwinsville High School, leading Section III in goals as a senior.

A link is provided for you to submit your questions to Jeremy.
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from St. Bonaventure Athletics
When the St. Bonaventure lacrosse team takes the field on Feb. 13, not only will it be kicking off its 2011 season, but it will be making history in the process. The date is the earliest season opener in program history, and just one of 15 games on the 2011 docket released today by head coach Christy Malone.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Cascade's new helmet is being released this fall to some buzz as it brings a new and wild look (with the soon-to-be very recognizable tail fin), familiar technology and new adjustable fit. Check out the photos and specs below.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The lobby looks like an adult version of a house fort, the accommodations hardly befitting the best 23 lacrosse players in the world. When the U.S. national team arrived July 12 in Manchester, operations director Jimmy Butler and equipment manager John Jez gutted the dorm lounges. They turned one into a training room replete with tables, ice baths and medical supplies and the other into this — a pseudo locker room lined with cushioned chairs, each with a laminated name and number taped to it.
Wednesday September 8, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse Talkback
SUNY Cortland head Lacrosse coaches Steve Beville and Mike Abbott will be running a series of workouts this fall at Nottingham high school.? “We will be running a series of separate workouts for both Varsity and JV boys aimed at developing skill, conditioning, speed and lacrosse IQ.
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from LaxPower
Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala announced today that Jamison Koesterer (Cazenovia) has joined the Blue Jay coaching staff as an assistant coach. Koesterer, a 2007 Johns Hopkins graduate and a four-year letter winner on the lacrosse team, will coach the JHU faceoff specialists and assist Bobby Benson with the offense. Koesterer replaces Dave Allan, who spent six seasons on the Johns Hopkins coaching staff.
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from The Saratogian
An outstanding lacrosse player, she was a first-team All-Star during all five years of playing, and served as captain during the 1993, 1994 and 1995 seasons. In 1995, she was the high school’s first-ever All American in lacrosse.
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from Alfred University Athletics
The Alfred University men's lacrosse team will hold its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.
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from Utica College
The Utica College athletic department will be launching its new website on Sept. 14. This website will be customized for the best Utica College athletics online experience. The new website will feature:
Tuesday September 7, 2010 Share 9:30AM

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart Hall of Famer Raymond W. Van Giesen ’31, 104, passed away at the Iroquois Nursing Home on Au. 31. He was believed to have been the oldest living Statesman.

“Ray was a wonderful person and will always be remembered as one of Hobart’s greatest Statesmen,” said Jared Weeden, director of alumni relations.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse has learned that highly-touted recruit Lyle Thompson, younger brother of Jeremy and Jerome and Miles Thompson (Syracuse, OCC and Albany, respectively), will spend his final season of high school playing in Section X for the Salmon River Shamrocks, opting not to return to LaFayette Central for his last year.
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from the Post-Standard
Most high schools in the region cut some of their freshmen sports teams to save money. Central Square cut all of its freshmen sports this year. Baldwinsville, like Liverpool and North Syracuse, cut all freshmen sports teams, except girls volleyball and boys football. Liverpool no longer will offer boys and girls varsity gymnastics teams.
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from The Ithaca Journal
All the junior varsity and varsity teams within the school district are being combined because of budget cuts, with football, bowling, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis and cheerleading joining the previously merged teams.
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from NLL Insider
(Head Coach Randy) Mearns explains that Coates only joined the school as a sophomore and will be returning this year to obtain his Masters, Coates now a second-year Senior with the 6-7 (‘10 record) Griffins, a key member of the team’s defensive unit, the former St. Catharines Athletics captain also expected to be wearing the C for Canisius during the 2011 season.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Newest Rochester Knighthawks forward Jordan Hall is having a quite a summer in the Western Lacrosse Association, having already advanced to the Mann Cup Finals with the New Westminster Salmonbellies. He also ranks second in playoff scoring and six in points. He will certainly become a fan favorite in Rochester.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Ryan Lewis, Plymouth Whitemarsh, defenseman/LSM, Clarkson: Lewis, who played club lacrosse for Penn Premier, was a Third Team Suburban One American Conference pick for a Colonials team that finished 12-7 and advanced to the District 1 playoffs.
Saturday September 4, 2010 Share 8:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
I received a warm invitation last week from Gabe Oakes, the manager of the Akwesasne-based Kanienkehaka Krunch elite and travel lacrosse team, to make the short drive over to the reservation for the Krunch Klassic lacrosse tournament this past weekend. The tournament, which was first held in 2008, brought eight teams from throughout Northern New York and Canada to Hogansburg, including several all-Native American teams and some of the best rising players from the Iroquois community.

On the eve of the first day of class at the University at Albany, incoming freshman attackman Miles Thompson joined older brothers Jeremy and Jerome, younger brother Lyle and cousin Ty – who will also start class this week at Albany – on a team named the Mullets (also referred to as “Team Thompson”) and ran away with the tournament championship on Sunday.
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from NLL Insider
After this year’s first three selections, which almost surely will see Cody Jamieson, Kyle Rubisch and Curtis Dickson taken (in that order), the rest of the rundown could go any number of ways, teams likely owning a draft watch-list that varies more than ever before.
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from Engadget
Here you were worried that you wouldn't be able to watch ESPN this weekend when the current agreement expires, only to find out that not only did the deal get done, but it brings lots of cool new ESPN products to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers. The most notable is that, in addition to ESPN3.com, customers will be able to stream linear programing from the most well known ESPN networks to your PC and other mobile devices.
Friday September 3, 2010 Share 9:45AM

from Inside Lacrosse
Nike tends to have an eye for tapping talent — your Micheal Jordan and Tiger Woods and LeBron James and all. So its no surprise they would bring in one of the game's young stars in Cornell attackman Rob Pannell to help the company continue to improve in their lacrosse endeavors.

Pannell worked directly with Nike's national lacrosse manager Joe Taylor, a Cornell alumni and father of current Big Red sophomore Matt Taylor.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced their 2011 National Lacrosse League schedule today and will open their 17th season on Saturday, January 8th in Minnesota against the West Division Swarm.

The Knighthawks will open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, January 15th against the Toronto Rock at 7:35 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.

2011 NLL Schedule
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Tryouts for the 2011 U.S. World Indoor Team will be held next weekend in New Jersey, and while the team is expected to be primarily composed of NLL talent, a number of non-pro players have made the cut in the past.
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from WKBW.com
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the team's 2011 National Lacrosse League schedule. Buffalo's 16-game schedule features eight home games and eight on the road. Seven of the eight games will be played on Saturdays, with the other taking place on Friday February 4. All home games will start at 7:30 p.m.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, and the Boston Cannons announced today that the 2011 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Boston’s Harvard Stadium, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
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from LaxPower
Before you say the answer for you is yes, please consider the following three key points. OK, so you might be thinking this is another article about each and every one of your lacrosse drills directly emulating a game situation ... and you would be right to a degree … can you say line drills? Or not.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Over 200 US Lacrosse members sent their snapshots for you to view.
Thursday September 2, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from MainLineMediaNews.com
Haverford School lacrosse coach John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) received The Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher-Coach award during a recent ceremony in the school’s Centennial Hall.

Nostrant has been at the school since 1991, earning 10 league championships, two state titles, and five top 25 national rankings for the lacrosse team, including fifth this year. Twenty-nine of his players have been selected as All-Americans.
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from HeraldNet.com
The defending National Lacrosse League champions signed United States Army Captain Jon Burton (Jordan-Elbridge), a former midfielder at Army and an All-Patriot League performer in 2006, to a contract on Wednesday, pending league approval.

“I played a lot of box lacrosse growing up,” Burton, a native of Elbridge, N.Y., said in a release from the team. “I know the game, and I'm excited for the opportunity to play at the highest level.”
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from YNN.com
It's also good news for lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer teams, which usually played their home games away from the high school . . .
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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Osier worked with the women’s lacrosse team during its NCAA Division III championship season in 2008. A former basketball and softball player at Morrisville-Eaton, women’s lacrosse didn’t capture Osier’s attention right away. Soon, she found the lacrosse fan within herself.
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from CNYCentral.com
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today that it has teamed up with Syracuse University athletics to be the major sponsor of Syracuse football, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's lacrosse for the next two seasons.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“If somebody can figure out how to resolve the conundrum of Title IX, put a trademark on it, because you’ll be a very rich person,” says Mary Jo Kane, a professor of sport sociology at the University of Minnesota and a Title IX expert.
Wednesday September 1, 2010 Share 9:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
The 4th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic will be held at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa. on October 9th & 10th, 2010. The tournament will feature (10) NCAA Division I & (10) NCAA Division II & III Collegiate Men’s Lacrosse Teams.

Cornell will face St. Joseph's at 9:30AM on the natural grass, then move to the stadium turf at 12:30PM to play Hofstra.
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from Robert Morris Athletics
Anthony Bianchi and Austin Gorman, both from the Aquinas Institute, and Justin McLiverty from Pittsford Sutherland are beginning their college careers at Robert Morris this Fall.

In 2010, the Colonials led the nation in scoring offense, outdistancing national champion Duke by nearly two goals per game, recorded their first national ranking in school history and collected a program-record 10 wins.
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from Inside Lacrosse
LXM Pro/Syracuse alum Kenny Nims shows us his lacrosse stick. (1:04)
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from Inside Lacrosse
LXM Pro/Colgate alum Brandon Corp shows off his lax stick. (0:46)
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from LaxPower
Harvard will play host to the US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes event, with the defending world champion U.S. men's national team, the U.S. women's national senior team, the U.S. women's U-19 team, and the Harvard men's and women's lacrosse teams, among others, Oct. 9-10.
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from Dr. Fred Opie
When [I] attended SU, the city of Syracuse was known for its college football and basketball teams, and the Dinosaur Barbecue [had] recently [been] started by three bikers in 1983. Today the city is known for both the barbecue joint and a hot lacrosse program with many national championships, All Americans, and Hall of Famers.
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from the UK's Daily Mail
For anyone who was a teenager in the 1980s they would be the ultimate piece of footwear. Nike has filed a patent for self-lacing trainers exactly like the ones seen worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future II.