The hunted has become and hunter. The Syracuse University lacrosse team spent most of the season wearing a bull’s-eye courtesy of its No. 1 national ranking. Cornell found the mark, defeating SU 11-6 on April 12, and on April 18 the Orange (12-1, 4-0 Big East) slipped to No. 4. It will have an opportunity to do unto others as Cornell did unto it at 7 p.m. today when it faces No. 1 Notre Dame (10-0, 5-0) at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome (ESPNU).
Thirteen different players scored goals as the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Geneseo, 15-3, in SUNYAC action Wednesday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 12-2 overall and 5-0 in the conference with the win, while the Knights fell to 6-6 and 3-2. Cortland clinched the conference regular-season title and will host a SUNYAC semifinal game on Wednesday, May 4.
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored the first 16 goals of the game in defeating Oneonta, 18-4, Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action at the Stadium Complex. The host Red Dragons improved to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference and clinched the top seed in the four-team conference tournament to be hosted by Cortland on May 6-7. The visiting Red Dragons fell to 3-12 and 2-5.
On draft day, it was guaranteed that Cody Jamieson would go No. 1 overall to the Rochester Knighthawks. The former Syracuse star rewarded his National Lacrosse League team with 53 points and a berth in the Champion’s Cup Playoffs. Yet, that’s not the entire story.
While Major League Baseball doesn’t allow distribution of its videos, we’ve seen the ceremonial pitch and can tell you that it was a work of art: Doyle used his actual strick to throw the pitch. He did a quick stick twirl, then . . .
Reposting for the big game. ARRIVE EARLY!
The 2011 BIG EAST regular-season championship will likely be decided when No. 4 Syracuse hosts top-ranked and unbeaten Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30 inside the Carrier Dome. Neither side has lost a conference game this season and the two squads boast a combined overall record of 22-1. Notre Dame comes in at 10-0, including a 5-0 conference mark. The Orange is 12-1 overall and 4-0 in the BIG EAST.
The No. 2 seed Colgate men's lacrosse team was able to hold off a final surge from No. 3 seed Army to advance to the 2011 Patriot League Championship game with a 7-6 win in the semi final game.
Seven different players scored a goal for the Raiders. Senior Ben McCabe, senior Jim Carroll, sophomore Peter Baum, senior Andrew Mould, sophomore Matt Baker, freshman Michael Thomas and junior Jeff Ledwick had one goal apiece. Freshman Jimmy Ryan also had three assists while Baum had one.
No. 18 Syracuse scored five consecutive goals to start the second half while holding No. 7 Loyola without a goal for more than 20 minutes to upset the Greyhounds, 10-9, in Baltimore, Md. on Friday, April 29. With its fourth consecutive victory, the Orange improves to 9-7 overall and 6-1 in the BIG EAST. Loyola goes to 13-2, 5-2 in league play.
The Hobart lacrosse team will take on Air Force in their ECAC Lacrosse League finale at noon (2 p.m. ET) on Saturday, April 30 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Statesmen and Falcons will meet for just the third time, with Hobart a 2-0 series lead.
Libby Schultz '12 scored a game-high three goals to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 13-7 win against Skidmore College in a Liberty League game at Skidmore's Wachenheim Field on April 29.
The state’s 10th-ranked Hawks were never able to recover from an early six-goal deficit and dropped a 15-9 decision to Ithaca Thursday at Memorial Stadium. The once nationally-ranked Little Red entered the contest ranked sixth in the state in Class A.
In 2008, Morrissey founded the Finger Lakes Lacrosse Club in Syracuse which had 125 players from over 40 different school districts in the program. He was also the head coach at Marcellus (N.Y.) High School for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, where he led the school to its first sectional lacrosse win in 10 years, and was voted the 2009 OHSL Division II Coach of the Year. Morrissey also served as head coach in the 2009 and 2010 Section III Senior All-Star games. In the summer of 2010, he was the offensive coordinator for the Central Region lacrosse team at the Empire State Games. Morrissey played collegiately at Syracuse, where he was a two-time All-American (in 1995 and 1996) and a member of two national championship teams (in 1993 and 1995).
In a three-overtime epic at Tyler's Field, the Colgate women's lacrosse team saw Amanda O'Sullivan score 1:01 into the third extra frame to send the Raiders to the title game with a 15-14 win over American.
The 2011 BIG EAST regular-season championship will likely be decided when No. 4 Syracuse hosts top-ranked and unbeaten Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30 inside the Carrier Dome. Neither side has lost a conference game this season and the two squads boast a combined overall record of 22-1. Notre Dame comes in at 10-0, including a 5-0 conference mark. The Orange is 12-1 overall and 4-0 in the BIG EAST.
The dangled carrot that accompanied the job description of offensive coordinator under new Cornell men's lacrosse coach Ben DeLuca was unusually appealing in one sense: the candidate would take over an offense anchored by 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy frontrunner Rob Pannell -- who, by the way, still had two years of eligibility remaining.
Syracuse men's lacrosse head coach John Desko fully expected junior attackman Timmy Palasek to be watching the 2011 season as a red-shirt. Since Palasek did not officially land on the upstate New York campus until January 10 after being cleared to transfer from Johns Hopkins, Desko figured he would be too far behind the adjustment and learning curves to have a realistic chance at contributing to the Orange on game days this spring.
Oswego State scored the game's final four goals and rallied for an 11-10 victory at Elmira College on Thursday in a non-conference women's lacrosse game. Bri Borrow scored the winning goal with 1:02 remaining. Borrow and Kristen Darcy led Oswego (8-5) with two goals each.
There apparently is something special about birthday’s in late April and Victor Central School athletics. So much so that as the VCS boys lacrosse team’s team bus exited Brockport with a win late Thursday afternoon, Happy Birthday could be heard being sung -on key or not- by the team out it’s open windows.
The Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team wrapped up a pretty solid week. After wins over Lakeland/Panas and Niskayuna, the Plainsmen capped off the week with an 11-3 win over rival Saratoga Springs on Thursday afternoon at Shenendehowa High School. (Video 1:45)
Orange lacrosse fans will take center stage when No. 4 Syracuse (12-1, 4-0) hosts top-ranked Notre Dame (10-0, 5-0) on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. ESPNU cameras will go live at the top of the hour for a “Minute of Mayhem” showcasing the atmosphere in the Dome for this crucial BIG EAST matchup.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats for the opening faceoff sporting their Syracuse gear. Don’t miss this opportunity to pump up the team for 60 seconds and show the college lacrosse world why Orange fans are the most enthusiastic in the country.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will close out the 2011 season when it plays host to No. 2 Florida on Sunday, May 1 at 12 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field. Prior to the game, the Big Red will honor senior players Cara Grealy and Libby Johnson, as well as former player Heather Garson, who currently serves as team manager.
The College at Brockport's men's and women's lacrosse teams will wrap up the regular season with a home doubleheader as part of Saturday's Senior Day festivities. The Golden Eagle women (8-5 overall, 5-2 State University of New York Athletic Conference) will face Oneonta at 1 p.m. while the Golden Eagle men (5-7, 2-3 SUNYAC) will face Oswego at 3:30 p.m. Both games will take place on Bob Boozer Field at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium
For Army senior lacrosse players Brandon Butler, Tom Palesky, and Pat Mulholland, sacrifice is something they do without hesitation. At 23 years old, I’m not really sure what I’ll do, but there’s no better place to be than the Army,” Mulholland says. All around the country, teams are gearing up for what is sure to be an exciting batch of conference and tournament championships this spring . . . But at West Point, lacrosse takes a back seat to life.
It's been a rocky ride, but these Bearcats have clawed their way into the postseason. The Binghamton men's lacrosse team has qualified for the America East conference tournament despite being picked to finish last in the conference preseason poll and losing their head coach midseason in protest of the suspension of three players on the team.
The No. 2 RIT men's lacrosse team will clash with cross-town rival Nazareth College on Saturday, April 30 at 1:05 pm in the regular season finale at RIT Field. The Tigers are 14-0 overall and are alone atop the Empire 8 standings with a 7-0 conference record. The Golden Flyers are 10-4 overall and are tied with Stevens for second place in the Empire 8 standings with a 6-1 record.
The William Smith lacrosse team will wrap up the regular season with two Liberty League contests on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The Herons will host the Rensselaer Engineers on Friday at 4 p.m. and the Vassar College Brewers Saturday at 2 p.m.
John Grant Jr. is going to hate this column. So will John Tavares and Brodie Merrill and everybody else in the National Lacrosse League. This may be heresy — and perhaps even reason for termination — because our core mission at US Lacrosse is to promote and grow the game. Still, I have to admit — I just can't go for box lacrosse.
John Desko delivered some bad news Wednesday during the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s weekly media session. The coach reported that his son, Tim, a starting attackman for the Orange, had suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury and will be unable to play Saturday when No. 1 Notre Dame visits the Carrier Dome.
The Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse announced today that a Professional Lacrosse Players Combine will be held at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York on May 24thand May 25th, 2011. This event is open to any intercollegiate lacrosse players who will be completing their college eligibility at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Player personnel staff members from all Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League teams will be invited to this event.
The No. 2 RIT men's lacrosse set the record for longest winning streak with a convincing 25-8 win at Utica College. The 14 straight wins breaks the old record of 13 straight set back in 1985. The Tigers improve to 14-0 on the season, the best start to a season in program history.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (7-8, 4-2 SUNYAC) never trailed as they defeated Oswego State 11-7 to close the regular season and clinch a playoff berth. Sophomore Robbie Ashlaw (Cicero-N. Syracuse) led the Bears with two goals and two assists for a game-high four points and senior goalie Pat Corbine (Hugh C. Williams) stopped 10 shots for his fourth victory of the season.
The turning point came in March when they beat Connecticut. The Canisius women's lacrosse team had never defeated the Huskies and getting a win with breathing room, 18-13, over a team from a power conference imbued the Golden Griffins with a new sense of confidence.
Grant Catalino broke out of what some might consider a mini-slump at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last weekend, but the Maryland senior attackman said he never considered that he was mired in a slump.
The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team dropped its second straight decision, falling to State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Buffalo State 18-2 Tuesday afternoon on Coyer Field in Buffalo.
In a classic Monsignor Martin boys lacrosse matchup, Bishop Timon-St. Jude made the extra pass for most of the game en route to a 12-6 win over St. Francis. Adam Dimillo had two goals and five assists while Sam Connors had five goals and an assist as the Tigers (9-0) remained undefeated.
The Rochester Knighthawks are back in the Champion’s Cup Playoffs and will face the East Division rival Toronto Rock in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday, May 1st. The 3:30 p.m. contest at the Air Canada Centre marks the seventh time these two longtime combatants have met in the postseason.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has a chance to make history Saturday and knock off the No. 1 team in the nation. The Orange seniors won their 57th game last week, a 12-2 Big East decision over Rutgers in Connecticut. They are 57-6 since entering school in the fall of 2008.
The Denver Outlaws have acquired midfielders Bill McGlone and Jarrett Park from Rochester in exchange for the rights to Denver’s 2011 draftee Grant Catalino and the team’s 2012 fifth-round collegiate draft choice, the team announced on Wednesday.
It's springtime again in upstate New York. For the past four years that oh-too-brief season, shining between the still-snowing-on-April-Fools-Day winter and the so-humid-it-melts-your-popsicle summer, has belonged to Hamilton. Temperatures were in the 70s on Hamilton's campus Wednesday. The Continentals hope to enjoy the weather again next week as hosts of the Liberty League tournament.
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored the first 16 goals of the game in defeating Oneonta, 18-4, Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action at the Stadium Complex. The host Red Dragons improved to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference and clinched the top seed in the four-team conference tournament to be hosted by Cortland on May 6-7. The visiting Red Dragons fell to 3-12 and 2-5.
The Wildcats, coming off a 5-3 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt on April 23, were in similar trouble during Wednesday night's game at Corcoran, but timely defense and clutch play from the likes of Corey Herrington helped WG edge past the Cougars 13-12.
The party will kick off at 5 p.m. in the HSBC Plaza area located near Perry St. and Illinois St. and will continue until 7 p.m. Festivities will include free live music from local rock band The Filter Kings, with food and beverages available for purchase. Fans are asked not to bring coolers or chairs due to the volume of fans expected to attend.
The Rochester Knighthawks are back in the Champion’s Cup Playoffs and will face the East Division rival Toronto Rock in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday, May 1st. The 3:30 p.m. contest at the Air Canada Centre marks the seventh time these two longtime combatants have met in the postseason.
Obviously, we must remain neutral when it comes to deciding between these two worthy candidates, but the good news is that you can vote for three nominees, and Webster
Schroeder's Grant Catalino is also on the ballot. You can vote once a day.
The All-American Showcase, which is a U.S. Lacrosse event, will take place from July 20 to July 22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The event will include 96 of the top players in the country and will be part of the ESPN Rise Games, a weeklong, multi-sport event that will be featured on ESPNU.
Max McAuliffe didn’t have a big impact for most of the 48 minutes as rivals Niskayuna and Shen squared off on Tuesday afternoon. In the final seconds, he provided the decisive strike. McAuliffe scored with 13 seconds remaining to break a tie and give Shen a 6-5 win and an early leg up in the Suburban Council North Division.
Binghamton's Taylor Smith scored four second-half goals Tuesday to help fend off Maine-Endwell's comeback in the Patriots' 22-16 Section 4 Conference girls' lacrosse match. The game was halted 30 minutes due to lightning.
A big ingredient in Lake Norman's success was the play of freshman midfielder Taylor Vaccaro, who averaged more than three goals per game on her way to scoring a team-high 33 goals in the regular season. Although she's only 15, Vaccaro has probably as much experience as any one of her Wildcat teammates.
U.S. Lacrosse, the sport's governing body, took a big step toward that goal this spring. This year, the penalty for earning two yellow cards in one game has been strengthened. Before, two yellows meant disqualification from the game. Now, two yellows mean disqualification for the game plus the next game.
Cortland sophomore goalie Ally Levy (Reisterstown, MD/Seton Keough) and junior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) have been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse Goalie and Player of the Week, respectively, for the week ending April 24.
Freshman Ali Sisco (Kendall Park, NJ/South Brunswick), junior Hannah Kennedy (Avon, CT/Avon), and sophomore Erica Scicchitano (Centerport, NY/Harborfields) combined for 10 goals as Hartwick's women's lacrosse team finished the 2011 season with a 16-11 victory over Cazenovia at Morrisville State's Drake Stadium on Tuesday night.
With no postseason to play for, the University at Albany men's lacrosse team had one true way to salvage what's left of its season on Tuesday. They did it by avenging last year's loss to Capital Region rival Siena.
Freshman Ty Thompson scored three times, all in a third-quarter outburst, to lead UAlbany to a 12-10 victory over Siena in a battle between Capital Region programs on Tuesday, April 26 at Siena Turf Field. The Great Danes ended a four-game losing streak.
Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored four goals to break the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse single-season goal record as the second-ranked Dolphins defeated American International, 20-1, in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team may be No. 4 in the polls, but it is No. 1 where it matters most, in the Ratings Percentage Index. The NCAA released its initial RPI today, and the Orange (12-1, 4-0 Big East) checked in at No. 1.
Sophomore Michelle Tumolo and freshman Amy Cross each scored a career-high four goals to lead the No. 18 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team to a 13-9 victory against Cornell on Tuesday, April 26 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange jumped out to 6-0 lead on its way to its third consecutive victory.
Black Knight senior Jeremy Boltus was the unanimous choice as Offensive Player of the Year, joining senior teammates Bill Henderson (Defensive Player of the Year) and Tom Palesky (Goalkeeper of the Year) as Army student-athletes who were named to major awards.
Post-Standard lacrosse reporter Dave Rahme held a live Syracuse lacrosse Q&A Tuesday, taking questions about the upcoming game against No. 1 Notre Dame; the team's injury situation; whether a shot clock is needed in lacrosse; and more. Read the transcript below.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced today that SUNY Cobleskill sophomore attackman Peter Gonzalez, West Islip, N.Y., West Islip High School, has been named the league's Men's Lacrosse Offensive-Player-of-the-Week for the week ending Saturday, April 24th, 2011.
The Ithaca women’s lacrosse team (10-5) collected its second 10-win season in as many years with a solid 13-5 non-conference victory over visiting Rochester (2-11) on Tuesday afternoon, despite a 1:15 delay in play due to severe weather. The third-seeded Bombers will next travel to Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday, May 7 to face second-seeded Nazareth in the Empire 8 Championship Tournament Semifinals at 2:30 p.m.
Remember in grade school when you returned to class in September after summer vacation and your teacher would have you write an essay on “How you spent your summer vacation?” Well if the Penn Yan Mustang boy’s lacrosse team had to deliver the same schooltime task describing their Spring Break, it would certainly detail quite an exciting and productive seven days.
The game between the host Lady Patriots and Lady Titans was halted with 18:53 to play in the first half, due to a thunderstorm, and Penfield holding a 1-0 lead on a goal by senior Clare Hurley 1:20 into the first half. A rainbow formed across the complex, which started in the cemetary and ended in the trees. The game will resume on Wednesday at PHS at 4:30 p.m.
Colorado Mammoth transition player Jarett Park has been added to Team USA's roster for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which will be held at Eden Arena in Prague, Czech
Republic on May 21-28, 2011.
That the Syracuse University lacrosse team is going to be involved in a tense defensive struggle this weekend is almost a given. The No. 4 Orange (12-1, 4-0 Big East) will face No. 1 Notre Dame (10-0, 5-0) at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome (ESPNU).
. . . just when it seemed as if Columbia (4-9, 1-5 Ivy) was poised to spoil the Crimson’s (9-4, 5-1 Ivy) chance of earning a share of the Ivy League title, sophomore Danielle Tetreault’s free position goal sparked an impressive 9-0 run for the home team, which would go on to win, 15-9.
She plodded along in relative obscurity between the pipes for the Spartans while area forwards and midfielders, including two from her own team, signed college scholarships. On Monday in the high school library, Scully signed her national letter of intent to play for Canisius College, becoming the first South Jefferson girls lacrosse player to sign at Division I.
Before the game was 11 minutes old, the running-clock rule went into effect as Corning opened up a 10-goal lead with ease. From there, the only remaining drama was whether or not the Hawks would record a shutout against a Seton Catholic team that had just one player on its bench.
Senior co-captain Eric Fitzgerald believes that change for the better started weeks ago, when the team was introduced to a new Creating a Culture of Champions program stressing the importance of leadership and character on and off the field.
Jordan Roemer isn’t old enough to get her learner’s permit, but that didn’t stop the eighth-grader from ushering her Eagles to a authoritative 14-9 victory on the mud-spattered Rush-Henrietta grass Tuesday evening.
Kathleen McGovern finished with five goals and three assists to lead the Herkimer County Community College women's lacrosse team to an 18-12 Region 3 victory over Jefferson Community College on Monday.
Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc not only earned his 10th victory of the season, but he also completed a rare three-peat at his position. With 37 saves in a 15-9 win in Buffalo, Vinc finished with a league-best 585 saves and topped the goaltending category for the third straight season, becoming only the second netminder to accomplish that feat in the 25-year history of the National Lacrosse League.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today it will become one of the first professional sports leagues to require a baseline neurocognitive test that determines an athlete’s ability to return to play after suffering a concussion. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system and will be mandatory for all MLL athletes prior to the start of the 2011 season.
Following a pair of victories over nationally-ranked teams, the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team takes over the top spot in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning. New to the poll this season, the coaches vote for 12 teams, instead of 10, as had been done in previous years.
The Cornell University men's lacrosse team will host the seventh annual 21 Run on Sunday, May 1 at the Cornell Plantations, on Forest Home Drive in Ithaca, N.Y. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and the 5K run/walk and the 1K Family Storybook Walk will kick off at 12:21 p.m.
The Syracuse University Department of Athletics and Carrier Dome staff are encouraging fans to purchase tickets in advance and arrive early to the Dome when No. 4 Syracuse hosts top-ranked Notre Dame at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Purchasing ahead of time will help reduce lines at the box office on gameday.
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team finished the regular season with a 17-13 victory over local rival St. Bonaventure on Monday at the Demske Sports Complex. The win was the 12th of the 2011 campaign for the Griffs, matching the program's record, as Canisius improves to 12-5.
After closing out the 2011 Ivy League schedule with a pair of wins, the Cornell women's lacrosse team will attempt to end the regular season the same way when it visits No. 18 Syracuse on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse junior Tommy Palasek was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and senior Joel White was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, April 25 after leading the Orange to consecutive wins over Hobart and Rutgers. The honor is the second this season for Palasek and the first for White.
For the second time in three weeks, Syracuse senior Liz Hogan has been named the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. Hogan led the Orange to two victories last week as it secured a spot in the upcoming BIG EAST Tournament. It marks the fourth time Hogan has been named the Player of the Week in her career.
Le Moyne College senior attackman Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Le Moyne College junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
University at Albany's Jodi Battaglia has been named America East Conference Player of the Week, as announced on Monday, April 25 by the conference office. In addition, Nikki Branchini was recognized as the America East defensive player of the week for the third time this season.
University at Albany's Miles Thompson has been chosen America East Conference Rookie of the Week in men's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, April 25 by the conference office. Thompson earned the weekly award for the fourth time this season.
David Raleigh Acrobatic Goal - Binghamton Men's Lacrosse
Players on the No. 4 Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team say they still have some work to do in order to be peaking for the upcoming NCAA Tournament, but the Orange defense appears to be there already.
Dalston Day led the way with five goals and three assists as the Shamrocks took control in the opening quarter 5-1 and went on to defeat the Sandstoners 15-1 and take over sole possession of first place in the league.
“SUNY Potsdam, a Division III school, has been informed by the NCAA that it inadvertently violated an association bylaw. The College is working closely with NCAA officials to bring the institution into compliance.
“The violation relates to SUNY Potsdam’s International Initiative Grant, which is given to all international students through a blind review process. The program has been found to inadvertently benefit a slightly higher proportion of student-athletes compared to the number of international students in the entire student population. SUNY Potsdam’s international community consists of primarily Canadian students due to the close proximity to the Quebec/Ontario border, and serves a large number of undergraduate and graduate students from these provinces, many of whom are interested in participating in the College’s athletics program.
“As our International Initiative Grant is currently structured, it does not favor any student over another, and in its findings the NCAA points out that this violation was unintentional, and the institution, the athletes and our employees were found not to have purposely sought to advantage College athletics through the program.
“As part of its mission, SUNY Potsdam will continue to support all international students who wish to pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees at Potsdam, and is committed to finding a solution that satisfies the NCAA while protecting the rich educational and experiential opportunities available to all students at SUNY Potsdam.”
Behind an outstanding defensive effort, the Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams defeated the West Genesee Wildcats 5-3 on Saturday afternoon in Camillus in a meeting between two of Section 3’s top teams. This is the second consecutive season in which J-D has upended the Wildcats.
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The Binghamton University men's lacrosse team (6-7, 2-2 AE) clinched a berth in the America East Tournament with a 10-8 victory over visiting Hartford (8-6, 2-2 AE) Saturday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats' fourth straight home win, coupled with losses by Albany and Vermont, assured Binghamton its seventh postseason appearance. The win extends BU's winning streak to eight straight over the Hawks.
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Some great highlights from Saturday's Section 4 Ithaca's 9-4 win over Section 5 Fairport
Friends and family of John McCarthy, a former lacrosse standout at West Genesee High School and the State University of New York at Cortland who's battling leukemia, will gather at a benefit for him noon to 6 p.m. next Sunday at McNamara's Pub, 5600 Newport Road, Camillus.
Three years ago, Siena Lacrosse won the program's first and to date only MAAC Championship at the Demske Sports Complex. Saturday, the Saints got their first look this year at Canisius' home field which once again will host the MAAC Championships and liked what they saw.
Jordan McBride scored five goals and Timmy Trenkle added three, as Stony Brook stormed past UAlbany, 23-11, in America East Conference play on Saturday, April 23 LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves clinched a share of the league's regular-season title and secured the top seed for the upcoming conference postseason tournament.
Cameron Gunn had four goals and four assists, and Adam Reynolds tallied five goals and an assist Saturday as visiting Broome Community College cruised to a 20-7 men's lacrosse victory over Mohawk Valley.
The Rochester Knighthawks tied their franchise record with their sixth road win of the season in the 15-9 win over the Buffalo Bandits tonight at HSBC Arena. The contest will be televised nationally on VERSUS on Sunday, May 24th at 4:00 p.m.
In its last four games leading into Saturday's clash of high school lacrosse titans, West Genesee averaged 22 goals. The Wildcats owned one of the area's most prolific scorers in attackman Dylan Donahue. They had yet to experience defeat this season. But on Saturday, against a similarly unbeaten Jamesville-DeWitt team, goals were a scarce commodity for the Wildcats.
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It was a rainy, muddy, cold day in Providence, but the No. 3 Cornell men's lacrosse team shined, putting on a dominating performance to defeat Brown, 18-5, this afternoon at Stevenson Field. With the victory, the Big Red improved to 10-2 on the season (5-0 Ivy) to earn the 16th outright Ivy League title in program history. Brown falls to 5-8 overall and 1-4 in the conference.
The Colgate women's lacrosse team opened up a 15-4 advantage in the first half and never looked back as the Raiders cruised to a 20-7 win on Senior Day at Tyler's Field. With Lehigh beating Navy this afternoon, Colgate will host the Patriot League Tournament next weekend in Hamilton.
All information on the upcoming tournament at Tyler's Field will be released early next week. Colgate will be taking fourth-seeded American, while second-seeded Lehigh and third-seeded Navy will have rematch in the other semifinal.
Penfield rebounded from a poor outing against Pittsford on Thursday and held a 9-0 over Binghamton (Section 4) on Saturday afternoon at home en route to a 12-5 victory. Penfield improved to 7-3 on the season as Binghamton dropped to 5-4 in a battle of the Patriots.
All three of the Binghamton student-athletes who were suspended from school as a result of an off-field incident have been reinstated to the university after a student conduct hearing, former coach Ed Stephenson and parents on the team confirmed.
Jodi Battaglia scored a career-high seven goals and Taylor Frink set a school record with eight assists in leading unbeaten UAlbany to a 14-7 America East Conference victory over Binghamton on Saturday, April 23 at Bearcats Sports Complex.
The No. 4 Syracuse University men's lacrosse team overcame a slow start, a rash of turnovers and a poor performance at the faceoff X to down Rutgers 12-2 Saturday night in the ESPNU Warrior Classic at Rentschler Field. A crowd of 4,478 was announced on a dreay, foggy afternoon at the home of the University of Connecticut football team.
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The No. 2 RIT men's lacrosse team tied the record for longest winning streak in program history with an 11-5 win at SUNY Oswego on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers match the winning streak of 13 straight games that was set back in 1985.
The Ithaca men’s lacrosse team (8-6, 4-2 Empire 8) used 10 unanswered goals to upend visiting Hartwick (7-8, 2-5 Empire 8), 15-3, on Saturday afternoon at Higgins Stadium. The Bombers can clinch a bid to the conference tournament with a win over Alfred in its home finale on Wednesday, April 27 at 4 p.m.
The nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the first 10 goals of the game and went on to defeat Potsdam, 14-2, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Bears fell to 6-8 and 3-2.
Senior attackman Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) scored four goals and dished out an assist to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 15-6 win over Bentley in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
No. 19 Syracuse scored its most goals of the season in a 20-3 victory against conference opponent Cincinnati on Saturday, April 23 in the Carrier Dome. Saturday's game also marked Senior Day for the Orange, as seven seniors were honored in a ceremony before the game.
Yale jumped out to a lead less than a minute into the game, but was then swamped by 13 straight Cornell goals as the visitors ran away for a 14-3 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. Cornell won its second straight contest and improved to 5-7 (3-4 Ivy), while Yale fell to 2-11 (0-6 Ivy).
The second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team got goals from 11 different players in cruising to a 20-2 win over Franklin Pierce in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored four goals to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 14-3 win against the University of Rochester in a Liberty League women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 23.
Union scored nine of the game's 10 goals in the second half to open up a close contest and defeat SUNY Brockport, 13-4 Saturday in a non-league women's lacrosse game at Frank Bailey Field. The Dutchwomen improved to 9-5 overall while the Golden Eagles had a five game winning streak snapped and fell to 8-4.
Freshman Ashley Cook (Commack) scored five first-half goals and junior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) recorded a game-high eight points on three goals and five assists as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Fredonia St., 15-2, Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action.
Powered by a combined nine points from its senior class, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team defeated Liberty League-rival St. Lawrence University, 12-7 on Senior Appreciation Day at East Campus Stadium. With the win, the Engineers clinch a berth in the Liberty League Playoffs and move to 9-5 overall with a 3-2 mark in conference play. The Saints fall to 4-9 on the year and are now 0-5 league.
The SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team punched their ticket to the 2011 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship Tournament for the second consecutive season on Saturday afternoon as the Fighting Tigers made quick work of the visiting Wells College Express at the Soccer/Lacrosse Complex by a score of 21-9.
Jon Leanos '12 scored four goals and had a career-high seven assists to lead Hamilton College to a 15-2 win against Morrisville State College in a non-league men's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 23.
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team outscored Alfred University 6-0 in both the first and second quarters and coasted to a 16-7 win over the visiting Saxons on Saturday at Fisher's Growney Stadium.
The RIT (6-10, 5-3 E8) women's lacrosse team dropped a heartbreaker to No. 9 Stevens Institute of Technology (13-2, 8-0 E8) 14-10 in double overtime on Saturday afternoon. Despite the loss, RIT is all but assured of a spot in the Empire 8 Tournament. It will be the third straight year the Tigers have qualified for the post-season tournament.
Seventh-ranked Stevens scored the first five goals of the game Saturday and was never seriously challenged thereafter as the Ducks went on to take a 19-6 men's lacrosse victory over Nazareth at Golden Flyer Stadium.
The lacrosse ball came flying up the field as part of the clear operation by the Le Moyne College defense. Midfielder Matt Chadderdon took his place in the substitution box, ready to enter the offensive side of the field for a critical possession during the fourth quarter of a tense game. Senior attackman Jack Venditti could see the wonder opening before him. The Dolphins were about to win.
They are 11-1 and on the verge of winning more games than any other class in the illustrious history of Syracuse University lacrosse. Yet, the Orange seniors, who with a career record of 56-7 can tie the Class of 1986’s school record of 57 victories by defeating Rutgers (5-6, 0-2 Big East) at 5:30 p.m. today (ESPNU) at Rentschler Field, remain an unfulfilled bunch.
There was only one game in the Section today and although it was originally scheduled as a "Friday Night Lights" game at the Academy, field conditions required that it be moved to Evans Field at 11:00 AM. The Penn Yan Mustangs used steady scoring and an aggressive defense as they won a 10-4 victory over the Braves from Canandaigua.
When you only play a 16-game regular-season schedule, there aren't many nights when the outcome of one of those games means essentially nothing in the standings. Tonight is that rare night in the National Lacrosse League, though.
In a rematch of last year’s NJCAA men’s lacrosse championship, Onondaga Community College routed the Knights of CCBC-Essex 23-8 Thursday night thanks in part to a 10-goal performance from sophomore attackman Matt Crough. OCC improved to 13-0, while Essex fell to 10-2.
“They’re a great team,” Onondaga head coach Chuck Wilbur said of the Knights team he did not expect to defeat so convincingly. “We just started out playing well. We hit a couple shots and I think it was just like a snowball effect. We took momentum and we never gave it back.”
No. 4 Syracuse returns to BIG EAST play on Saturday, April 23 with a 5:30 p.m. clash against Rutgers in the second game of the ESPNU Warrior Classic. It’s the first of three straight conference games for the Orange to close the regular season.
Visiting Nazareth used a balanced scoring attack to dominate Ithaca, 18-9, in a women's Empire 8 lacrosse game. Seven different Golden Flyers found the back of the net, including freshman Amy McIntosh who tallied five goals and senior Michelle Cook who had four goals and two assists. In last week's 19-9 victory over Hartwick, McIntosh scored a career-best six goals.
The No. 16/16 Colgate men's lacrosse team will host Patriot League foe No. 12/12 Bucknell in a battle for the regular-season title and the No. 1 seed as the host team for the 2011 Patriot League Tournament that will take place next weekend. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Sarah Bray '11 tied a career high with five goals and added an assist to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 15-6 win against William Smith College in a Liberty League women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 22.
The Continentals (12-1 overall, 5-0 Liberty) won their 10th straight game. Hamilton has won 44 of its last 45 games at home. The Continentals host the University of Rochester for another league game on Saturday, April 23.
No. 19 Syracuse continues its longest homestand of the season on Saturday, April 23 when it takes on Cincinnati in the Carrier Dome at 12 p.m. The Orange is tied for second in the BIG EAST standings with a 4-1 mark in league play, while the Bearcats are 0-6 in conference action. Overall, Syracuse is 6-7 this season, while Cincinnati is 2-12. Admission to the game is free of charge.
Senior attacker Michelle Phillips (Johnson City, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) scored a career-high 10 points on career-bests of five goals and five assists to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 22-7 victory over Division-I Detroit on Friday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Sophomore Shelby Vakiener (Fairport, NY/Fairport) led RIT with five goals. She has 48 on the season and is 10 goals shy of tying the single-season mark of 58 set back in 2006 by Pinckney Templeton (Gulfstream, FL/St. Andrew's School). Her 72 points this season is a new record at RIT for points in a season.
Behind a game-high three goals from Whitney Kukol and a solid six-save effort between the pipes by Allie Arnal, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s lacrosse team rolled to a 11-1 win over St. Lawrence University in Liberty League action on Friday. With the victory, the Engineers move to 7-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play, while the Saints slip to 5-9 with a 3-4 league mark.
It was probably the biggest goal of his son's sophomore year at Hamilton, and Tom Leanos had the benefit of watching from a front-row seat. Seriously, Leanos was probably as close as anyone could be to watch his second son, Jon, bury the game-winning goal to give the visiting Contintentals a thrilling 7-6 victory. "He jokes with me all the time about how I stepped in the crease during that goal," said Jon, now a junior for Hamilton.
Sources are telling Inside Lacrosse that the University of Michigan athletics department is preparing to announce the addition of men's and women's lacrosse programs, with the men's team to begin NCAA Division I play in time for the spring 2012 season, and the women's team in 2013.
The National Lacrosse League announced today that NLL11, the NLL's officially licensed video game by Crosse Studio, in conjunction with Stir Fry Games, is now available for download on Xbox 360's Indie Game Channel.
Junior midfielder Kyle DeAngelis scored the deciding goal with about 90 seconds to play as Liverpool handed No. 7 state-ranked Fayetteville-Manlius its first loss of the season in chilly Central New York Counties League boys lacrosse Thursday. Both teams are 6-1. DeAngelis and Joe Corapi finished with two goals apiece for the Warriors, who furnished first-year coach Mike Felice with the biggest win of his budding coaching career.
After missing his first game in 30 years of coaching, Bob Streeten returned to the sideline Thursday and watched his Corning Hawks shake off a slow start, before rolling to a 14-1 rout of Union-Endicott at Memorial Stadium.
Aquinas and Webster Thomas played a close game, with the Little Irish winning 8-7 at McAvoy Park. Pittsford beat Penfield 12-2, Geneva beat Marcus Whitman (13-3) and East Rochester was a 21-3 winner over Bishop Kearney. Churchville-Chili scored seven goals in the second quarter and went on to beat Brighton 14-12.
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Austin Romantic, Jaedon Henderson and Adam Fiore had big offensive nights, and Ithaca High's defense stifled visiting Binghamton in a 13-2 Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse victory at Moresco Stadium on Thursday.
Junior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) scored a career-high 10 points on five goals and five assists, setting a single-season assist record at Cortland, to help lead the nationally fourth-ranked Red Dragons to a 14-8 win versus Union Thursday afternoon in non-conference action.
Coming off one of the biggest regular season wins in Cornell lacrosse’s recent history, the Red (9-2, 4-0 Ivy League) will travel to Providence, R.I. on Saturday to take on the struggling Bears of Brown (5-7, 1-3).
This season, No. 8 Maryland has demonstrated a diversified offense capable of milking goals from a multitude of players. But over the last three contests, the Terps’ biggest weapon – both literally and figuratively – has largely been silent.
The Herkimer County Community College Generals bounced back from Tuesday’s loss at Broome Community College with a 16-5 victory Thursday against Hudson Valley Community College at Wehrum Stadium.
As usual the Orange lacrosse team isn't the only one having another great spring in Syracuse. The Le Moyne Dolphins are closing in on another conference title and division two final four, and one of their players is scoring at a record pace. (Video 1:21)
The NCAA has penalized the State University of New York at Potsdam for violations of financial aid rules involving men's and women's ice hockey; men's and women's lacrosse; women's volleyball and women's soccer programs.
The Rochester Knighthawks haven't set the world on fire, but don't be surprised if they burn higher-seeded opponents come playoff time. Win one, lose one. Win one, lose one. Win two, then lose three of the next four. That kind of regular season showing doesn't prompt predictions of Champion's Cup celebrations. The Knighthawks were just another team in the depths of winter. But now, having won four of their last five, they've found their groove at just the right time.
There is one megastar in college lacrosse — Cornell attack man Rob Pannell. The junior has Hall-of-Fame level moves, vision, intellect and work ethic. Pannell will win the 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy barring a major collapse. He's universally regarded as the best player in the nation. Pannell has 30 goals and 31 assists, averaging 5.5 points per game against defenses who are single-minded in their approach to stop him.
"He is Cornell's motor," Syracuse coach John Desko said.
Pannell, a junior from Smithtown on Long Island, moves easily between the competitive worlds of brainiacs and whack-a-holics. His best friend on campus is an economic student who knew nothing about lacrosse. After fielding a few anxious questions like -- can you explain the rules and positions -- that friend started coming to games and evolved, according to Pannell, into a full-blown laxhead.
The No. 3 Big Red will seek the outright Ivy League title this weekend as it travels to Providence, R.I., to take on Brown at Stevenson Field on Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m. Cornell is currently riding a six-game winning streak, with four of the six wins coming against nationally ranked opponents, including last week's 11-6 victory over No. 1 Syracuse. The Bears (5-7; 1-3 Ivy), who dropped their last conference game to Yale, but rebounded with a 6-4 midweek triumph over Providence, are fighting to stay alive for a spot in the Ivy League tournament.
Senior Tee Ladouceur’s goal with 49 seconds remaining gave #19 Syracuse an 11-10 come-from-behind victory against Louisville on Thursday, April 21 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange scored four times in the final six minutes to overcome a three-goal deficit.
Junior Sarah Holden led the Orange with a career-high six points on four goals and two assists, which were also personal bests. Ladouceur finished with three goals and moved into a tie for sixth place on Syracuse’s all-time scoring list. She now has 155 points in 52 games, tying her with Monica Joines (2002-05) on the career leader list.
Jodi Battaglia netted four of her season-high five goals in the opening half and Allie Phelan scored a career-best four times in leading unbeaten UAlbany to a 14-8 non-conference win over Canisius on Thursday, April 21 at Demske Sports Complex. The Golden Griffins had won eight in a row on home turf, dating back to last April.
"We are ready to finish our season strong," sophomore midfielder M.J. Smith explained. "We intend to pick up the level of play in practice in order to play to our potential in our final two regular season games. If we challenge each other more in practice then we will inevitably get better this final week. There is still a possibility of hosting the Patriot League Tournament, but as a team we intend to keep our focus on Lehigh to ensure that we can win."
Gates Chili's Grant Ferguson, a team co-captain, broke the school record of 183 points previously held by 2007 graduate, and current stand out at SUNY Brockport, Andy Hilton. Ferguson now has 186 points.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team has remained in the 16th spot in both the National Media and Coaches' Polls after its 11-10 road victory over league foe Lafayette last Saturday, April 16, a victory that marked its fifth win in a row and ninth in the last 10 games. Head Coach Jim Nagle admitted that lengthy travel, coupled with persistent and poor weather conditions, made the road win even more noteworthy.
Senior Jon Fiorillo (Painted Post, NY/Corning West) stopped a career-high 23 shots as The College at Brockport's men's lacrosse team picked up a big 11-10 home win over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon. Fiorillo was honored by the SUNYAC as its Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week.
Tom Palasek, the Long Island boys lacrosse Player of the Year in 2008 for Rocky Point, has started the last three games on attack for fourth-ranked Syracuse. A knee injury to attackman Tim Desko opened a spot on attack and Palasek, a junior, got the call. His first start of the year came April 12 in what was the first loss for the Orange this season, an 11-6 defeat to No. 5 Cornell. Syracuse had been ranked No. 1 in the nation going into the game.
The Rochester Knighthawks will end the regular season with a 7:30 p.m. tilt against the East Division rival Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, April 23rd at HSBC Arena. The game will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com. The contest will also be televised nationally on VERSUS on Sunday, May 24th at 4:00 p.m.
The 2011 ESPNU Lacrosse Tour is a lacrosse fan fest hosted by Mike Powell, a two-time national champion at Syracuse and the only player to win the Tewaaraton Trophy twice. The tour features a lacrosse cage located outside of each stadium with two full goals, where fans can pick up a stick and shoot goals, practice tricks and even play with Powell. Highlights of the ESPNU Lacrosse Tour include:
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. Well then, I think it is safe to say we have a problem. By we, I mean Division III lacrosse, and by a problem, I mean the bastardization of the NCAA tournament selection process that is Pool B.
New to stripes? The US Lacrosse Officials Training Program has produced 42 animated videos demonstrating and explaining the most commonly used signals for men's lacrosse officials. Visit the US Lacrosse Officials Training Program page for more information.
Freshman Trevar Haefele scored with 1:47 remaining in overtime to lift visiting Nazareth to a 10-9 victory over 18th-ranked St. John Fisher in an Empire 8 men's lacrosse game. The Golden Flyers scored twice in the fourth quarter to extend the game into the sudden victory session.
Max Vaickus '12 made a season-high 16 saves to lead Hamilton College to a 9-8 upset win against nationally ranked No. 11 Skidmore College in a Liberty League men's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 20.
Daniel Block said his twin daughters always suggested they did not want to go to the same school until they visited Syracuse. Linley and Becca Block weren't always recruited together either. And they didn't always get along, getting in fights often throughout their high school days together.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has found it offensive rhythm after a long midseason drought. The Orange scored eight goals in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 13-3 victory over Providence and tacked on 12 more in the first three quarters of Tuesday’s 13-7 decision over Hobart before taking the rest of the game off. “I think we’re close to being where we need to be this time of year,” coach John Desko said afterward.
On Tuesday, when it wasn't Keogh, it was Bobby Eilers continuing his torrid stretch with another goal. Or Jeremy Thompson, who had his first multigoal game since March 15. Or Kevin Drew, who contributed the first two-goal game of his career.
For this edition of 10 Questions, Katie Schubauer sits down with women’s lacrosse senior attacker Libby Johnson. They discuss the roundabout origin of her jersey number, talk about her team nicknames and explore her inner fashionista.
John Battaglino, a Binghamton Central graduate, returns home for the first time as the head coach of the University at Albany women's lacrosse team on Saturday. Albany faces Binghamton University at the Bearcats Sports Complex in Vestal.
Midway through his second season as a starter, the sophomore midfielder ranks fourth among the Blue Jays in assists (9) and fifth in points (17). Those numbers are a significant improvement from his freshman year when he registered just eight points on six goals and two assists. Greeley conceded that his progression hasn’t been as smooth as anticipated.
Granted, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team's 12-11 win at Christian Brothers Academy on April 14 was an important one, increasing the confidence of a squad with championship ambitions. But the Mustangs had no idea just how big the win was until the second state Class C rankings of the season were released early last week. Somehow, Marcellus had risen to the top spot, just where CBA had been a week ago.
The only thing closer than the Tuesday's Skaneateles Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse game is the OHSL Liberty League standings. More specifically the top of the league. With the Brothers topping the Lakers 11-10, it created a three-way tie atop the Liberty League.
Four straight defeats to open the season had left the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team in an ornery mood – something that would start to ease only when a victory was secured. And the Lakers broke that drought in an emphatic manner during Tuesday's game against Westhill at the Fenner Street complex, where Gabby Jaquith – and the rest of her team – sparkled in a 19-8 romp over the Warriors.
LiveSportsVideo.com will stream The CCBC-Essex Knights and the Onondaga Lazers as they take to the field in a battle of the top tier teams in NJCAA Lacrosse. LiveSportsVideo.com will also stream the West Genesee Wild Cats and the Red Rams of Jamesville-Dewitt as they take to the field to find out who is the preeminent power house in Central New York high school lacrosse.
Syracuse University lacrosse midfielder Bobby Eilers talks about his recent promotion and production for the Orange offense. He scored a career-high three goals during Saturday's victory over Providence and added another goal in Tuesday's victory over Hobart. (Video 3:07)
Another team as of late to diversify their uniforms is the Division II's Le Moyne Dolphins with these fresh white Warrior TII helmets. With so many teams jumping into these TIIs, we've already begun to see multiple variations to the sticker paneling details. Currently ranked second in the country Le Moyne first broke these out at home when they beat St. Michaels in Syracuse April 9th and then took them on the road to battle conference rival Merrimack.
Last Saturday marked the 90th meeting between Army and Navy in Annapolis, MD. Army went on to win their third straight against the Midshipmen and clinch their 2011 Patriot League Tournament Berth with a 14-9 victory. Though the weather was ugly, the gear was beautiful.
Quint Kessenich brings us another ESPNU podcast this week, talking to some coaches in the thick of conference races. Kessenich talks with Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni, UMass coach Greg Cannella, Siena coach Brian Brecht and Syracuse's Josh Amidon. Also on the horn is Inside Lacrosse managing editor Terry Foy.
No. 19 Syracuse begins its longest homestand of the season on Thursday, April 21 when it hosts Louisville in the Carrier Dome. Opening draw is set for 5 p.m. The Orange is tied for second in the BIG EAST standings with a 3-1 league record, while the Cardinals are tied for fourth with a 3-2 mark in conference action.
The Alfred University women’s lacrosse team fell to host Elmira College, 13-8, Wednesday afternoon in an Empire 8 contest. The Soaring Eagles netted the games first three goals before sophomore attack Ali Garcia (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial) tallied an unassisted goal with 21:22 left in the first half.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced plans to thank their fans for all their support in 2011 by hosting “Fan Appreciation Night” this Saturday when the Bandits take on the Rochester Knighthawks at 7:30 p.m. in their final game of the regular season. Bandits fans have once again shown up in droves this season to support the team on their way to clinching the NLL Eastern Division regular season title. The Bandits’ average attendance of 16,868 fans per game leads the NLL entering the final weekend of the season and gives Buffalo a chance to top 17,000 fans per game for the third time in franchise history.
Last weekend, Bob Watson broke the National Lacrosse League all-time saves record held by former Rochester Knighthawks goalie Pat O’Toole. This Saturday, Matt Vinc can make some history of his own and accomplish something that the top two shot blockers in NLL history never achieved.
The Niagara Thunderhawks Jr. B Lacrosse team has played its first exhibition game, an exciting match that ended 11-8 for Welland. The club saw 33 players come out to camp this year. President and general manager Al Janzen says he was encouraged by the numbers and noted that competition is stiff for the last few positions.
T.W. Johnson didn't see any difference Tuesday from the previous six times he's coached against Syracuse. The Hobart head coach saw Jeremy Thompson and Josh Amidon work together in a two-on-one that ended with an Amidon laser shot into the top left corner for the first goal of the game. From the start, he saw a relentless Orange attack throughout the game that was both balanced and efficient.
A little more than three minutes were gone in the first quarter when Sam Miller virtually disappeared. Hobart's leading scorer — and the 22nd best scorer in the nation — vanished beneath the cloak of the Syracuse defense, never to be heard from again.
The No. 4 Syracuse University men's lacrosse team dominated Hobart from start to finish and won 13-7 Tuesday night before a crowd of 4,340 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange opened the scoring on a bullet from Josh Amidon and never looked back.
They are lacrosse’s version of offensive linemen, guys who get their jerseys dirty in the trenches but rarely see their names in the newspaper. They are short-stick defensive midfielders, and on a Tuesday night when a lot when right for the No. 4 Syracuse University lacrosse team in a workmanlike 13-7 victory over Hobart before a Carrier Dome crowd of 4,340, they stood above the pack.
Seemingly all season, critics have besieged Syracuse, questioning why a team that boasts seven All-American seniors has won seven games by two goals or less. The chorus grew in volume after the Orange got walloped by Cornell, 11-6, on April 12 – a result that dropped the team from No. 1 to No. 3 in The Sun’s rankings.
Sarah Bray '11 scored four goals and had four assists to rally nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 14-9 win against No. 18 Williams College in a non-league game at Williams' Renzie Lamb Field on April 19.
Tom Markham tallied six goals and three assists and Cameron Gunn added five goals and three assists as host Broome Community College cruised to a 22-11 men's lacrosse victory over Herkimer County CC on Tuesday.
As Skaneateles and Christian Brothers Academy met a midfield after the game, “good game” didn’t seem fitting. Many players instead shook hands with a much more fitting phrase — “great game.” “Yeah, for sure, we all played a really good game,” Skaneateles senior Diane Vitkus said. “We know a bunch of the CBA players so it was really personable. They played really well.”
Onondaga 15, J-E 14, OT:Following a dramatic overtime save by Onondaga goalie Peter Taaffe, sophomore attacker Mark Mayer took a pass from Anthony Heer and blasted in the deciding goal for the Tigers (5-2). Colin Sorber scored five goals for the winners and Gale Thorpe scored six for J-E
Billed as a "National Watch Game" and ranked 25th in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, the Dragons of Duxbury (Mass) beat Irondequoit for the second time in two years. The game was not quite as close as last year's game held at Harvard University, which Duxbury won 5-4 on an end of the game Duxbury at Irondequoitgoal by Paul Hellar. Hellar was back again this year, before heading off to Fairfield next fall, and scored two goals in the 10-7 win.
The conditions were cool and damp Tuesday afternoon, and it certainly did take a while for the Shenendehowa High boys’ lacrosse team’s offense to heat up. But once the Plainsmen got going, they didn’t stop.
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Jack Felter scored four goals and goalie Connor Luybli allowed just three goals over the final three quarters Tuesday to help Chenango Forks to a 10-6 victory over visiting Maine-Endwell in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse match.
Palmer scored with 33 seconds remaining on a pass from junior attackman Lily Choi who broke away and crossed the ball to Palmer in the middle. Choi also had a go-ahead goal with 17:59 left to put Johnson City ahead, 5-4.
In his sophomore season at Canandaigua Academy, A.J. Groot was selected to be on the varsity lacrosse team. That season he scored his first high school goal. Groot was assisted by one of his senior captains. But it wasn't just his teammate and captain; it was his older brother Dan Groot.
Several area high school teams spent their Spring Break at tournaments in Florida or South Carolina. Matt Scharr and the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team didn’t get to soak up the sun by the beach. The Braves spent Tuesday playing against Geneva in 40-degree weather.
With just one regular-season weekend remaining before the Patriot League Tournament, there’s one very significant facet that will be determined Saturday when No. 16/16 Colgate hosts 12th-ranked Bucknell in Hamilton, N.Y.
Junior Andrew D'Agostino (CBA) was a solid defensive presence for the Rutgers men's lacrosse team since the moment he stepped on to the field during his redshirt freshman season. But his accomplishments are not limited to the field, and although he still has a year of eligibility left, D'Agostino plans to go on to graduate school after this season.
Less than 120 day to go: Germany is ready to welcome the worlds best lacrosse players!Only four months left until the first games of the FIL U19 women’s lacrosse World Championship 2011. Less than 120 days until the best players out of 12 nations will compete.
“We said yesterday in practice we haven’t played a full 60-minute game yet,” sophomore midfielder Steve Ianzito said Monday. “When we do it’s going to be scary. We have the talent on this team to potentially blow any team out of the water. We just have to start putting it together now that the playoffs are coming around.”
Bobby Eilers couldn't help but get distracted. As he stood speaking to reporters in the tunnel outside Syracuse's locker room at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, his teammates playfully shouted his name as they walked to the bus. For Eilers, this much recognition and hoopla after a game was new. But scoring three goals will generate exactly that.
Hamilton College women's lacrosse players Meg Pengue '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) and Martha Plack '14 (Timonium, Md./Garrison Forest School) were honored by the Liberty League on April 18 when the league announced its weekly award winners.
Near the end of her freshman season, Sarah Holden roared like she never had before. Holden stood in the middle of a circle with her teammates on the Syracuse women's lacrosse team . . . Players make a cacophony of noises to get themselves and their teammates pumped up. The players were yelping and growling. But suddenly, this time, the quiet freshman Holden put them to shame. "I had no idea I could do that," Holden said. "It just kind of came out."
On the first day of April, the Corcoran boys lacrosse team's aspirations appeared to take a serious hit when it absorbed a 17-2 loss to defending Section III Class A champion West Genesee at Wildcat Stadium in Camillus. Since then, though, the Cougars have won four straight and, remarkably, have scored at least 20 goals in each of those efforts, including two over city opponents.
Sophomore attackmen Nishan Ketchoyian and Nick Garbarino combined for seven goals to lead Binghamton to a 9-5 victory over visiting Horseheads in Monday night's Boys Section 4 Conference lacrosse match.
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One of the oldest lacrosse rivalries in Central New York is renewed on Tuesday, April 19 when the fourth-ranked Orange hosts Hobart at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The match is the 97th meeting in a series that dates back more than 90 years. The Statesmen are the Orange’s oldest rival as Hobart was SU’s first-ever varsity lacrosse opponent back on April 26, 1916.
Rob Pannell has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, as was announced this morning by the conference office. It is the third straight Player of the Week honor for the Big Red as Cornell has taken the award in 6-of-8 weeks so far this season. Pannell, a six-time Ivy League Player of the Week selection, has earned the award four times this season en route to leading the nation with 5.5 points per game.
University at Albany's Ariana Parker has been chosen WomensLax.com National Rookie of the Week for her performance in last Saturday's 12-11 victory over Boston University. She was also named America East Conference Player and Rookie of the Week, as announced on Monday, April 18 by the conference office.
A freshman midfielder from Kingston, N.Y., Parker scored five goals, all in the second half, against Boston U. She scored the game-winning goal in a free-position situation with 10.4 seconds remaining.
Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) earns her first Offensive Player of the Week honors of 2011 after leading Harvard to secure a bid in the Ivy League Tournament. The sophomore scored seven goals and assisted on three others to help the Crimson to two wins last week, including a 9-8 upset of No. 12 Princeton.
University at Albany's Miles Thompson has been selected America East Conference Rookie of the Week in men's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, April 18 by the conference office. Thompson, a freshman attackman from Nedrow, N.Y., earned the league's weekly award for the third time this season.
The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team has won four straight contests, including an impressive 12-9 upset win at nationally ranked Geneseo last Tuesday afternoon. After outscoring its opponents 108-50 in winning seven of its last eight, Brockport is among schools receiving votes in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's (IWLCA) Division III poll.
Sophomore Sarah Brown (West Genesee) scored eight goals with seven assists as The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team picked up three wins, including knocking off No. 20 ranked Geneseo on the road Tuesday afternoon. Brown, who notched the eventual game-winning goal in all three wins, is Brockport's Female Athlete of the Week.
Brookdale Community College lacrosse player Dave Zoni is living the dream held by many middle-aged former athletes who saw their careers end in their late teens. At age 37, he returned to junior college as a freshman nearly two decades after he was forced to give up the sport due to the death of his father. Now 39, he's winding down what he says will be his final season.
With another season of warm-weather sports under way, experts are cautioning that many parents don't take sports injury prevention seriously enough -- that they consider commonplace sprains, bruises and pulled muscles "just part of the game."
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that VERSUS will be broadcasting the team’s final game of the season vs. the Rochester Knighthawks. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 23 at HSBC Arena, and will air nationally on VERSUS at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 24. Due to local blackout restrictions, the game will no longer air as scheduled on local Time Warner Cable channel 13.
Senior All-America goalie John Galloway recorded the first offensive point of his illustrious career when he unleashed a 60-yard clearing pass on a rope to teammate Joel White, who had gotten behind the Providence defense. White turned and scored, with Galloway earning the assist. Considering Galloway’s unsurpassed skill at making such passes it is remarkable that it took this long for him to score a point.
Syracuse broke out in the second half with nine consecutive goals — including eight in the fourth quarter — to beat Providence 13-3 in front of 5,316 in the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium. At the same time, the Orange defense held the Friars scoreless after the first quarter.
from Zach Brown and Chris Iseman / The Daily Orange
For the third straight game, that ankle injury he suffered against Duke on April 3 pushed SU's best close defender to the sidelines. Although a few other Orange players had minor nicks and bruises entering SU's game Saturday, Lade and junior attack Tim Desko were the only players to miss the 13-3 win over Providence in Foxboro due to injury.
Cornell got an outstanding nine-save effort from junior goalkeeper Kyla Dambach and balanced scoring throughout to help the Big Red knock off Brown 14-7 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The victory was the 12th consecutive for Cornell in its series against Brown as the Big Red improved to 4-7 (2-4 Ivy), while the bEars slipped to 5-7 (1-4 Ivy).
CBS Sports Network analyst and former Syracuse All-American defenseman Steve Panarelli will provide commentary on Saturday’s Patriot League showdown between No. 12 Bucknell and No. 14 Colgate. On Sunday, he discussed his choice to replace Syracuse as the country’s No. 1 team, Johns Hopkins’ odds to win the national title and his favorite to win the Tewaaraton Award.
“We like to play these guys every year because we know they are a top-notch quality program,” Jamesville-DeWitt head coach Jamie Archer said after the victory. “It’s a good game for both of us for us to run up and down. They play a lot of the same style as we do. It was a good test and it was good to come out with a win.”
Rochester Knighthawks fans were shocked last October when face-of-the-franchise and team all-time leading scorer John Grant Jr. was traded to the Colorado Mammoth (with solid defender Mac Allen) for a package featuring all-league goalie Matt Vinc.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team improved to 3-3 in Empire 8 Conference play as the Cardinals downed the host Hawks 21-11 in Oneonta this afternoon. Hartwick took its only lead of the game when it got on board first just 22 seconds into play, but the Cardinals took it away from there.
Mary Stimson kicked off scoring for the Cardinals just under two minutes into play, and would go on to tally two more goals in the first half. Meg Merriam matched her efforts, scoring the third goal of the game and the last two of the half, sending Fisher into the locker room with an 8-4 advantage.
St. Lawrence University junior captain Caldwell Rohrbach scored three goals and added an assist as the Saints men's lacrosse team snapped a three-game losing skid with a 9-5 victory over Ithaca College on Sunday in Ithaca, NY. The victory moves St. Lawrence to 4-8 on the season overall, while Ithaca falls back to .500 at 6-6. The Saints used a 40-23 advantage in shots en route to the non-conference victory.
The word comes from science even though in many ways it's more art when it comes to sports. Every winning team has to have it, certainly in actual games and more times than not away from competition. For individual teammates, it can be the product of repetition or shared instincts or happenstance that can produce yet another sports cliche: magic.
The Utica College women's lacrosse improved to 6-6 overall and 3-4 in Empire 8 Conference play Sunday after a 15-5 victory over conference foe Alfred University on senior day at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The Pioneers, who have three regular season road games left, said goodbye to seniors Tammy Kohanski (college's all-time leading scorer), Kelley Fullerton, Lily Fleskes, Kasey Lederle and Julianne Schultheiss.
The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team used seven unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to escape Medaille College 19-18 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.
Danielle Drabin tallied a team-high five points on four goals and an assist for the second game in a row to lead St. Bonaventure (5-7, 2-4 Atlantic 10), but Temple (6-9, 4-2) used a 10-2 scoring run to bridge the halftime gap in a 14-10 victory at Geasey Field on Sunday.
Though a bit disappointed by its narrow defeat at Skaneateles on April 8, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team could look forward to the fact that it didn't have to travel anywhere again until May, thanks to six consecutive home games on the docket. More good news arrived early last week with the release of the first state Class C poll. The Lakers were at no. 3, behind only Skaneateles and Cold Spring Harbor, the highest ranking the program has ever achieved.
A whole lot has changed in the ever-evolving dynamic between the West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse teams. For the moment, the pendulum is violently in the Wildcats' favor, as on Thursday afternoon WG went to F-M and used its speed and skill to blast the Hornets 18-3.
With its early three-game win streak, the Chittenango girls lacrosse team asserted that it wanted to be part of the OHSL Freedom division race. And the Bears nearly extended the win streak to four last Monday night against Chittenango, only to fall in overtime to the Purple Tigers 9-8.
In the span of five rough days, the Marcellus boys lacrosse team plunged from its early high altitude thanks to a trio of defeats. Amid it all, the Mustangs had to face Skaneateles, the state's top-ranked Class C team, and could not overcome a blinding first-half effort from the Lakers in a 16-7 defeat.
Sophomore midfielder Jordan Evans scored four goals and led defending state Class B boys lacrosse champion Jamesville-DeWitt to a soggy 8-4 win over previously unbeaten Fairport in a showdown of state-ranked powers at J-D Saturday.
Troy Gargiulo scored the game-winning goal off an assist from his brother, Jake, on a man-advantage in overtime to propel Ballston Spa to an 8-7 win over Guilderland at Ballston Spa High School, the Scotties’ first-ever win against the Dutchmen. (with video 1:52)
Connor McKercher and Joe Eiskant each had three goals and two assists Saturday to lead Vestal to a 15-8 Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse victory over Chenango Valley. The Golden Bears (7-0) have played four games over the past six days.
The Corning Hawks overcame the elements and a tough Horseheads defense to post a 14-6 win at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Corning (4-0, 4-0) scored seven goals in each half, as Michelle Schwartz led the attack with three goals. Whitney Corby was next with two goal, but assisted on three goals. It was the first defeat for the Blue Raiders (3-1), this season.
There were a lot of outstanding questions heading into the weekend in Patriot League men's lacrosse. Several of them were answered on Saturday and as a result, the field has been set for the 2011 Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Tournament, which takes place April 29 and May 1 at the site of the highest seed. The entire tournament will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.
The No. 16/16 Colgate men's lacrosse team extended its winning streak to five games when it defeated Lafayette 11-10 on Saturday night. Despite exchanging the lead with the Leopards throughout the game, the Raiders were able to find a goal in the final minutes of the game to secure the win.
The Hobart lacrosse team gave the Class of 2011 a victory in its final home game of the season, defeating Bellarmine 13-10 in an ECAC contest. Entering the fourth quarter knotted at 8, the Statesmen rattled off four unanswered goals to seize control of the contest.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored five goals and added one assist to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 14-7 win against Clarkson University in a Liberty League women's lacrosse game at Clarkson's Hantz Turf Field on April 16.
Senior goalie Jon Fiorillo (Painted Post, NY/Corning West) made a career-high 23 saves to help the Golden Eagles hang on for an 11-10 win over Plattsburgh in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) win.
Junior face-off specialist Chris Cook led the Bearcats with a stellar all-around performance. At the face-off X, Cook won 11 of 23 attempts and limited Stony Brook senior Adam Rand, who ranked fourth in the country in face-off win percentage, well below his season average of 65%. Offensively, Cook notched a career day as he scored a goal and assisted on a personal-best two helpers. He also matched Rand with a game-high seven ground balls.
The Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Washington Stealth 18-10 on the strength of an 8-0 run that spanned 20 minutes. Rochester won its third straight road game to improve to 9-6, which is the most wins since the 2007 season.
No matter how many goals Buffalo scored, the Blazers would always answer back. The Bandits trailed Boston 7-5 going into halftime, but they couldn’t hold back Boston’s powerful offense, as they were out-scored 9-4 in the second half.
Senior attackman Jeremy Boltus (4G, 3A) and sophomore Garrett Thul (5G, 1A) combined for 13 points, No. 17/18 Army out-scored Navy 10-2 in the second half and the Black Knights came away with a 14-9 win at archrival Navy in the 90th meeting between the two storied programs on a rain-soaked Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The victory punched Army's ticket to the 2011 Patriot League Tournament where the Black Knights will look to defend their title.
Army (8-4, 3-2 Patriot League) entered the locker room facing a 7-4 deficit, but came out to score the first four goals of the third quarter and shift momentum in the visitor's favor. The Black Knights' 4-0 run came in the span of 4:57 and four different players found pay dirt. The "Star Game" win marked the program's first at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium since 1997 and was the Black Knights' third-straight triumph over the Mids.
The #4 RIT (11-0, 5-0 E8) men's lacrosse team remained undefeated on the season with a convincing 18-8 win over #6 Stevens Institute of Technology (12-1, 4-1 E8) on a cold, wet and windy Saturday afternoon at RIT Field. The 11 straight games won by the Tigers is the second-longest streak since 1985 when RIT won 13 straight games. RIT hands the Ducks their first loss of the season and remain tied at the top of the Empire 8 standings with arch rival Nazareth College.
Freshman Arianna Parker scored five goals, all in the second half, and netted the game-winner with 10.4 seconds to play in leading unbeaten UAlbany to a 12-11 America East Conference victory over Boston University on Saturday, April 16. The Great Danes, one of three undefeated teams at the NCAA Division I level, won for the first time in the series at Nickerson Field.
Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored four goals and dished out a pair of assists to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-3 win over Saint Anselm on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Grappone Stadium.
Top-ranked Syracuse (10-1, 3-0) bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 13-3 victory against BIG EAST foe Providence (3-8, 0-3) in the opening game of the New England Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, April 16 at Gillette Stadium. The Orange scored the last 11 goals of the game and held the Friars scoreless for the final 50:07 of the contest.
Patience and adjustments. As much as anything, they were the keys to Syracuse’s 13-3 victory Saturday over Providence College in a Big East Conference game that was part of the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium.
Senior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored the game-winning goal with just over four minutes left in regulation as the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team rallied for a 6-4 win over #10 Merrimack on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Warrior Field.
The nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up a 6-0 lead at the half and went on to defeat host Western New England College, 9-1, in non-conference action Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 10-2 with the win, while the Golden Bears fell to 10-4.
Sophomore Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) tied her season-high with seven points while sophomore Kaila Maguire (Potsdam, NY/Potsdam) added four goals and an assist as The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team picked up its fourth straight win, 17-3 over Oswego Saturday afternoon at Brockport Field.
Sophomore Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) scored five points on three goals and two assists to become the 32nd player in Cortland history to reach 100 career points as the fifth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated New Paltz, 20-6, Saturday in SUNYAC action. Di Fato now has 101 points on 72 goals and 29 assists in her one-plus seasons.
No. 13 Syracuse had its two-game winning streak snapped in a 12-8 setback at Georgetown on Saturday, April 16. The Orange goes to 5-7 on the season and 3-1 in BIG EAST play, while the Hoyas improve to 7-5 overall and 5-0 in conference action.
Scott Jones tallied four of his career-high five goals in the fourth quarter as UMBC pulled away for a 13-9 victory over UAlbany in America East Conference play on Saturday, April 16 at John Fallon Field.
Sarah Bray '11 scored three goals and added two assists as nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College held off upset-minded St. Lawrence University for a 9-7 win in a Liberty League game at St. Lawrence's Hall-Leet Stadium on April 15.
It is all about wiping the slate clean, erasing memories good and bad, past and more recent. So forget that the soon-to-be-not top-ranked Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team is 4-0 at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and site of today’s 4 p.m. Big East game (Time Warner) vs. Providence in the New England Lacrosse Classic. Forget about Mike Leveille’s dramatic overtime winner vs. Virginia at Gillette in the 2008 NCAA semifinals and Kenny Nims’ heroic goal there vs. Cornell that sent the 2009 title game into overtime, where SU prevailed.
Lindsay Stavola broke Skidmore College's women's lacrosse single-season scoring record with her 41st goal in a 16-5 win over the University of Rochester, in which she tallied five goals and two assists on Friday.
Zone defense is the flavor of the month. Teams that have historically utilized man-to-man schemes have showcased zone defense this spring. What was once thought to be a "less macho" approach is being used by Top 20 teams.
Outstanding defense was played by Nick Smith, Dom Savitcheff, Zak Bussey, Jordan Quayle, Joe Eddinger and DJ Goldstein as Canandaigua defeated Hamburg (Section 6) 7-4 in Buffalo tonight. After a 4-3 first quarter, the Braves held Hamburg scoreless for the next two periods, while taking their lead to 7-3 after three quarters. Hamburg scored the lone goal in the last quarter.
Sophomore Emile Sassone-Lawless had a team-high six points on two goals and four assists. Classmates Doug Biondi (three goals) and Eric Barr (two goals) also contributed. Eight Ithaca players scored at least two goals.
The storied Army-Navy rivalry returns to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2007 with plenty of playoff implications on the line. Face-off is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network, formerly CBS College Sports Network.
The top-ranked Orange returns to BIG EAST play on Saturday, April 16 when it faces Providence in the opening game of the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL's New England Patriots. Game time is 4 p.m.
After two consecutive home games, the No. 13 Orange return to the road to take on the No. 20 Georgetown Hoyas in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 16. Game time is set for 12 p.m. For the second consecutive week, Syracuse will play in front of a live national audience on CBS Sports Network. The game will also be broadcast live on WJPZ 89.1 FM in the Syracuse area. Live audio will be available on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Entering Friday with an average victory margin of 18.9 goals through nine games, the top-ranked Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team actually managed to raise that mark with a 30-0 blowout of Tompkins Cortland Community College. (Video 0:37)
Eight different members of The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team scored goals as the Golden Eagles defeated Rochester Institute of Technology 15-4 on a chilly Friday afternoon at Brockport Field. Sophomores Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) and Stephanie Toomey (East Rochester, NY/East Rochester) and freshman Alyssa Scordo (Watertown, NY/South Jefferson) each scored three goals for the Golden Eagles (6-3 overall).
Florida’s Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) has been named the American Lacrosse Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for games played from April 4-April 10. This is Meagher’s first Defensive Player of the Week honor, the first ALC Weekly honor of her career and Florida’s sixth ALC Weekly honor of the season. This is the first time in program history that the Gators have had an ALC Weekly honor for five straight weeks.
The William Smith lacrosse team rallied to take its first lead with 9:26 remaining, but Union’s Casey Dianni scored the game-winning goal with 43 seconds left to push the Dutchwomen to an 11-10 win over the Herons in a Liberty League game played this afternoon at Frank Bailey Field.
Two strong teams meet Saturday morning in an inter-section, inter-class battle between Section 5's Fairport and Section 3's Jamesville-DeWitt. Both teams are the defending champs of their respective sections and classes. The J-D Red Rams (4-0) are the defending New York State Class B champs, and the Red Raiders (5-0) made an impressive run to last year’s Class A championship game, falling to West Islip.
The Washington state chapter of US Lacrosse has reached an agreement with Comcast to air a total of four high school lacrosse games including the Washington Lacrosse State Championships in 2011 on the Comcast On Demand service.
The clock neared 10 seconds remaining and play continued at midfield, but Florida sophomore Kitty Cullen raced toward the south end of the field and into the open arms of Gators goalkeeper Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) . . . Playing two short the majority of the final three minutes because of a pair of yellow cards, Meagher made a series of critical saves to preserve what will be remembered as a signature victory for the Gators.
Bragging rights will be on the line this Saturday when Navy (4-7, 2-3 Patriot League) battles arch rival Army (7-4, 2-2) in the Star Game ... the 90th edition of the Army-Navy Game is slated for a 2:00 pm faceoff at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis ... after a two-year hiatus that saw the game played in Baltimore, the game has returned to campus sites ... Saturday's contest is presented by Navy Mutual Aid Association.
Losing to Army is disappointing for Navy’s players, coaches, supporters and alumni. Getting swept by the Black Knights can be downright torturous. “That’s definitely motivation,” senior short-stick defensive midfielder Marty Gallagher said of the Midshipmen’s regular-season and Patriot League tournament setbacks to Army last year. “That could be one reason why this year is pretty special. We don’t really let things like that get to us, but it is positive energy to do our best.”
For 10 games John Desko wanted to develop depth on his Syracuse University lacrosse team. Circumstances in the form of seven victories by a total of only 11 goals prevented it. Now, he may have no choice.
Speeding to a 10-goal halftime lead, unbeaten West Genesee rolled to an 18-3 win over host Fayetteville-Manlius in CNYCL girls lacrosse Thursday. Coach Bob Elmer’s No. 2 Class A state-ranked Wildcats (5-0, 3-0) stretched their winning streak vs. CNYCL foes to 51 games.
Erik Turner decided in ninth grade that Cornell University was the only place he wanted to go. On Mar. 30, he got his wish. The St. Albert-bred athlete learned then that he had been accepted into the New York-based Ivy League school and will suit up for the Big Red’s field lacrosse team next season.
Preview for the Jamesville-Dewitt Red Rams 2011 Season Documentary, Filmed and Edited By Sean Horan
In his first season as head lacrosse coach, Marty Ward (Corcoran) has led his team to new program-highs in wins and conference wins. Monday afternoon he was named the Deep South Conference Co-Coach-of-the-Year along with Greg Paradine of Lenoir-Rhyne. The Moccasins are 7-6 overall and finished 4-2 in the DSC, and clinched the top seed in the South Region for the DSC tournament. This week Florida Southern has received votes for the national rankings for the first time in program history.
This time last season, Colgate couldn't buy a win. Things have drastically changed for the better in Hamilton, N.Y., and men's lacrosse coach Jim Nagle is chalking it all up to senior leadership.
Last season's 3-10 record was a blip on Colgate's rather consistently successful radar screen. Otherwise in the past four years, the Raiders, currently ranked 20th in the USILA Division I poll, have not won fewer than nine games. They already sport an 8-3 record with two regular season games left this year.
. . . The name right below Hansbury, however, is a bit more surprising. Before Tuesday's games, Geneseo's Caroline Buonocore had 5.13 points per game, good for second in Division III. Last season, while Hansbury was wrapping up a second straight Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Year award, Buonocore was still playing at Syracuse-area Westhill High.
This season has analysts scratching their heads at every turn. I certainly do not envy the jobs of the poll writers in the midst of a season of upsets, low scoring affairs, and overtime clashes. Perennial powerhouses such as Syracuse, Virginia, and Johns Hopkins have certainly had their share of challenges.
Joe Fazio, a sophomore close defender on the Syracuse University lacrosse team and a graduate of West Genesee High School, talks about the prospects of playing more on Saturday vs. Providence due to injuries suffered by starters John Lade and Brian Megill. (Video 1:47)
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team saw the strategy almost exclusively the second half of last season. It was mostly absent this season until Tuesday night when Cornell employed it effectively in a convincing 11-6 victory in the Carrier Dome.
On the first really hot day of spring, Brian Karalunas glided through the Villanova men's lacrosse team's sprints. "He's not even breathing hard, and he was winning," said Villanova head coach Mike Corrado. "Other guys were hurting." The Wildcats' senior longstick middie wasn't coasting. Karalunas doesn't coast through anything. He wants to be the best at everything that he does, and this day is no different.
On Saturday, April 16, the Hobart lacrosse team will host Bellarmine under the lights of Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. Prior to the start of the contest, the Statesmen will honor the team’s seven seniors.
It was difficult to find any pundits bold enough to predict that the Red would come out on top against the No. 1 team in the country, but No. 5 Cornell (9-2, 4-0 Ivy) did just that on Tuesday evening in Syracuse, N.Y. The Orange (9-1) lost its first game all season, 11-6, and suffered its first defeat to the Red in the last five contests between the upstate rivals.
Rachel Friedman '13 and Martha Plack '14 recorded three goals and one assist apiece to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 13-7 win against Ithaca College in a non-league game at Ithaca's Higgins Stadium on April 13.
Saturday's men's lacrosse game between Stevens and RIT is a matchup of nationally ranked powers, and a showdown of Empire 8 foes. It's also a homecoming for a coach who had a major hand in building both teams.
Led by seven goals and four assists from Katie Fairbrother, the Broome Community College women's lacrosse team broke into the win column Wednesday with a dominating 21-5 victory over visiting Region III foe Genesee Community College at BCC Alumni Field.
The Harvard women's lacrosse team defeated Holy Cross, 10-6, Wednesday night at the Holy Cross Field to improve to 6-4 on the season. Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) and Danielle Tetreault (Guilderland) both scored hat tricks in the winning effort.
Nationally 9th ranked Stevens Institute of Technology finished the first half on an 11-0 run en route to a 20-4 victory over Hartwick's women's lacrosse team on Wednesday at De Baun Athletic Complex in Hoboken, NJ.
Midfielder Tyler Ford scored three consecutive goals for Owego, including the unassisted game-tying and go-ahead goals in the third quarter, and the Indians shut out visiting Union-Endicott in the second half for a 9-4 victory in Wednesday night's Boys Section 4 Conference lacrosse game.
With strong defensive play, timely scoring and a patient ball-control effort the Clarkson University Lacrosse team posted its fourth straight victory and remained perfect in the Liberty League with a convincing 11-4 victory over archrival St. Lawrence University on Wednesday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field. Liberty League co-Offensive Performer of the Week, junior Eric Gollands (Chelmsford, NY) paced the Golden Knights’ offense with a game-high three goals, and conference co-Defensive Performer of the Week, sophomore Ryan Cole (Orchard Park, NY) backboned a solid defensive effort with seven saves in the Clarkson net.
Fifteen different players scored goals as the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team ran away with a 23-5 victory versus Oswego Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Lakers fell to 5-6 and 0-3. Junior Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) led the way for Cortland with three goals and two assists.
Junior Rebecca Lampson (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan Academy) scored with :54 remaining in the second overtime to give the RIT women's lacrosse team a thrilling 17-16 win over St. John Fisher College on Wednesday. Lampson finished with six goals on the afternoon including the game winner in OT. RIT has now one four straight games and improves to 7-5 overall.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night. Today, several members of the team are still suffering. The Orange (9-1) played the second half of a stinging 11-6 loss to No. 5 Cornell in the Carrier Dome with three starters out of the lineup . . .
Hamilton College's Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) was selected a Division III Upstate women's lacrosse co-offensive player of the week by the Eastern College Athletic Conference on April 12. Bray was honored in the same category by the Liberty League on Monday. She posted seven goals, seven assists, seven ground balls, 10 draw controls and four caused turnovers in a 3-0 week. She became the fourth player in program history to eclipse 200 points in a career.
The College at Brockport's men's lacrosse team twice rallied from two-goal deficits to pull even with State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Geneseo, but it wasn't enough as the Green and Gold fell 12-9 at Geneseo Wednesday afternoon.
One thing that became apparent watching the Syracuse-Notre Dame game is the need to address the constant fouling in the midfield. Unfortunately, this issue was not specific to Syracuse-Notre Dame. If you've read any of my prior columns, you know that I am always preaching safety. In addition to the major safety concerns related to persistent midfield fouls, it is equally painful to watch a game where the action consistently stops because of needless cross-checking or pushing fouls in the midfield.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Lacrosse League announced today that it has partnered with ESPNU for broadcast rights for the 2011 league tournament championship. The championship game will be played at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the campus of the University of Denver, starting at 11 a.m. Mountain time (1 p.m. EDT) and aired live on ESPNU on Saturday, May 7.
For the first time since 2005, Shen enters the season as the defending sectional champion. For the first time since 2008, Niskayuna is in Class A with the Plainsmen. The Silver Warriors have won six consecutive sectional titles -- two in Class B in 2009 and 2010 -- and are back in Class A this season.
If opponents only want to key on Niskayuna's All-American midfielder Kayla Treanor, Silver Warriors coach Pete Melito says go ahead. Last year's Section II Class B champions are more than the Syracuse-bound junior ranked by ESPN RISE as the No. 2 recruit in the nation in her class -- Niskayuna has four other players who have already committed to Division I programs.
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the Bandits will look to once again “Pack the House” for their final game of the regular season on Saturday, Apr. 23 when they host the Rochester Knighthawks at 7:30 p.m.
For the fifth time this season, Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson has been named the National Lacrosse League’s Rookie of the Week. Jamieson recorded three goals and four assists in two games last weekend.
The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team hit the road on Tuesday hoping to make a statement during its State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game against nationally-ranked Geneseo. Consider that statement made. The Golden Eagles (5-3 overall, 3-1 SUNYAC) handed fierce conference rival Geneseo its first loss of the season, rallying for a 12-9 win at Saratoga Field in Geneseo.
Take nothing away from Cornell. The fifth-ranked Big Red shook up the parity-laced NCAA Division I men's lacrosse landscape in a big way Tuesday with an 11-6 upset of the top-ranked Orange. But Syracuse was without its lefty initiator on attack, Tim Desko (knee), and All-American defenseman John Lade (ankle).
1. Rob Pannell, Jr., A, Cornell (30G, 31A in 11 games): Among the preseason favorites, Pannell got off to a hot start in helping the Big Red to a healthy 8-2 start. Then, last night, he put up three goals and three assists in the win of the season as Cornell beat Syracuse 11-6 in the Carrier Dome
Hartwick battled back from a three-goal fourth-quarter deficit but host Oneonta State scored the game's final three goals over the last four minutes to win 12-10 in men's lacrosse on Tuesday night. The Hawks, who are in the midst of a five-game skid, fall to 5-7 overall. The Red Dragons improve to 2-8 on the year.
Oswego State (4-3, 1-2 SUNYAC) used a big second half run and rallied past the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (4-8, 0-4) in two overtimes, 13-12. Oswego’s Rachel Raffa scored on a free position with 1:34 left in the second overtime to give the Lakers the sudden-victory win.
St. Lawrence University senior Kim Morse scored a game-high seven points on five goals and two assists, leading the Saints women's lacrosse team to an 18-11 win over Clarkson University at Hall-Leet Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Rochester Knighthawks travel to play the defending champion Washington Stealth on Saturday, April 16th at 10:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com. The game is the second all-time meeting between the two teams. Last season, Washington beat the Knighthawks, 15-9 on April 24th, to end their season.
Cortland freshman attacker Ashley Cook (Commack) and sophomore goalie Ally Levy (Reisterstown, MD/Seton Keough) have been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse Player and Goalie of the Week, respectively, for the week ending April 10.
Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) registered seven points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 20-1 win over Southern Connecticut State in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
The Hobart lacrosse team will play its final home game of the 2011 season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 when the Bellarmine Knights make their first visit to Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The ECAC Lacrosse League showdown will be televised live on six regional sports networks spanning the northeast, as well as in Kentucky and Missouri, in addition to any satellite and cable providers that carry Fox College Sports.
No. 18 Endicott outscored No. 1 Tufts 5-2 in a decisive second period en route to a 9-8 win in men's lacrosse action under the lights at Endicott Stadium. The top-ranked Jumbos lost for the first time since April 17, 2010 - ending a string of 19 straight wins which included last year's NCAA Division III National Championship.
For Haverford School’s John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) and Georgetown Prep’s Kevin Giblin, the invitational means a little more for those two coaches. They’re actually cancer survivors. Nostrant beat prostate cancer and Giblin survived colorectal cancer. The two friends played together at Washington College, and the event holds a special place for both of them.
The new Columbus, Ohio-based Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team will be named the Ohio Machine, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. Former MLL executive John Algie will serve as President and General Manager for the Machine, which will begin play in the 2012 season along with a yet-to-be-named team in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Two years ago, Chenango Forks ended Corning East’s streak of 24 consecutive sectional titles. And while the Trojans delivered a pair of convincing wins against the Blue Devils last year, Corning West went 1-1 in a pair of tight games against Chenango Forks in 2010.
The Watertown Cyclones felt right at home amid the swirling winds in Carthage, posting a resounding 21-11 triumph over the Comets on Monday night for their first girls lacrosse win over Carthage since May 16, 2003.
When the Syracuse defense watched film of Cornell's offense, one player stood out more than any other. Rob Pannell's all-around abilities were so evident that the question of how to stop him had no easy answer. In so many ways — scoring, dodging or passing — he can beat a defense. And to SU defender Brian Megill, Pannell as a player is nearly "flawless."
That fans of Central New York college lacrosse will see a great game tonight in the Carrier Dome is almost a certainty. Whether they witness a great game within the game hinges on the sore left ankle of one key player.
After serving as an assistant coach under the previous three Cornell head coaches — Tambroni, current Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala and program legend Richie Moran — DeLuca finally took over as head man. He remained in Ithaca and became the head coach of a program for which he had played and coached most of his life.
While it might have taken the Victor Blue Devils boys lacrosse team a while to get things going against the visiting Rush-Henrietta Royal Comets Saturday morning at Corbit Field on the VCS campus, once Victor was able to get going, they were practically unstoppable, taking a 4-1 halftime deficit to the Comets and turning it into a 12-7 win.
Thanks to a pair of one-goal victories last week, the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team had a pair of players gain Liberty League Weekly notice as Eric Gollands (Chelmsford, MA) and Ryan Cole (Orchard Park, NY) took the honors on Monday.
The Rochester Knighthawks held their annual awards night Saturday prior to the East Division showdown with the Buffalo Bandits. In all, six awards were handed out with goalie Matt Vinc earning team MVP honors.
No. 1 Syracuse faces its second consecutive Ivy League opponent on Tuesday, April 12 when it entertains No. 5 Cornell at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. It’s the first home game for the Orange in nearly a month after three straight road contests.
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Trailing 4-3 early in the second quarter, the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team went on a 10-0 scoring binge to take control of the game and easily defeated host Nazareth, 15-6, in non-conference action Monday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 8-2 with the victory, while the Golden Flyers had their five-game winning streak snapped and fell to 8-3.
Following a 17-4 home win over Southern New Hampshire on Saturday, the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team moved up to second place in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, as announced by the association on Monday afternoon. Once again this week, the Division II poll contains 15 teams after it was expanded from 10 last week.
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini has been named America East Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday, April 11 by the conference office. Branchini earned the weekly defender of the week award for the second time this season. UAlbany's Kathleen Lennon was chosen America East Rookie of the Week.
We're just about halfway through a very exciting season in DIII lacrosse, so today we'll bring you the midseason All-Americans. I've seen the majority of these players this year whether it's live or in a webcast and got some input from several head coaches. Stats for defensemen weren't included because they can be misleading and don't say much about a player.
For the first time in his career, Cornell's David Lau has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, as was announced this morning by the conference office. Lau earned the honor after playing the best game of his career, leading the Big Red to a 13-12 victory over Harvard on Saturday, as Cornell clinched a share of its ninth straight Ivy League title.
Senior Liz Hogan has earned the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week award, and sophomore Michelle Tumolo has been named to the weekly honor roll for their performances in three games last week. It’s Hogan’s third career Player of the Week award, while Tumolo is making her second appearance on the honor roll this season.
Sophomore Jess Worthman (Hauppauge/Commack) earned Empire 8 Women’s Lacrosse Goalie of the Week nods for the second time this season after making a career-high 18 stops against #10 Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday. Worthman’s 18 saves were the most by a Bomber since Angela Marathakis made 18 against Amherst in the 2003 NCAA playoffs.
Senior goaltender Bob Tonnessen (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield) of the RIT men's lacrosse team has been named the Empire 9 Goaltender of the Week for the week ending April 10, 2011. It is Tonnessen's first honor this season.
Game Day Gear headed to see Albany take on Johns Hopkins in game that faired well, but ended with a Blue Jay victory over the Great Danes. Albany had plenty of gear to inspect in a game that began their two game weekend road trip.
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the Bandits will once again host the Buffalo Bandits Summer Lacrosse Experience at Nichols School and Niagara Community College.
One of the best individual matchups in college lacrosse could take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday when No. 6 Cornell (8-2) faces No. 1 Syracuse (9-0) in the Carrier Dome (Time Warner). Big Red junior Rob Pannell is arguably the nation’s top attackman. SU senior John Lade is arguably the nation’s top cover defender. The two put on a fabulous show within the show during last season’s last-second 8-7 Orange victory.
Despite a great team effort, the Philadelphia Wings fall to the Rochester Nighthawks. The team started off good with a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period. Goalie Kurtis Wagar had many great saves while Drew Westervelt dominated our offense with the only goal of the quarter.
In a battle of MAAC unbeatens, Fairfield ended the game on an 8-1 run to earn a 12-8 victory against the Canisius College women's lacrosse team on Sunday afternoon. The loss ends the Griffs' school-record eight-game winning streak as the team drops to 9-4 on the season and 3-1 in MAAC play, while the Stags improve to 10-4 and 4-0 against conference foes.
ESPN analyst and former Syracuse All-American midfielder Paul Carcaterra witnessed top-ranked Syracuse’s 7-5 decision against Princeton on Saturday. Carcaterra, who will help provide commentary when No. 4 Johns Hopkins visits No. 6 Maryland on Saturday night, offered his perspective on Syracuse’s Achilles heel, a league outside of the Atlantic Coast Conference that could send three teams to the NCAA tournament, and a surprising destination for a first-round game in the NCAA tournament.
Stephen Keogh was playing a game within the game. The Syracuse attack stayed on the crease, tricking out his defender to try and get open. Fortunately for Keogh, the teammates who were sending passes his way knew exactly what he was doing.
Inside Lacrosse gained access to another top program and prominent coach as John Desko allowed a look behind the scenes at the Syracuse Orange when they played Duke in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on April 3. It is often said that teams resemble their coaches, and the Orange seem to reflect that mantra. Desko doesn't come off like a real fiery guy, but he seems supremely prepared and confident. His team reflects those same qualities.
A lot of coaches lose their cool on the sideline. Syracuse University lacrosse coach John Desko is normally exempt from such emotional displays. Saturday was a rare exception. Desko, who along with his team has endured the sagging zone from nearly every opponent SU has faced, has implored the refs throughout to make defenders extend out and at least show some interest in challenging the ball carrier. Saturday, his pleas fell on deaf ears.
The Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Philadelphia Wings 10-6 this afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena to secure third place in the East Division. The win is the Knighthawks’ eighth of the season, which is their most wins since the 2008 campaign.
Powered by a balanced offensive attack in the first half and solid defensive play in the second half, the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team beat Notre Dame, 12-7, on Sunday afternoon. “The way we played, especially in the first half was outstanding. I think that’s the best game we’ve played all year. Two wins in a row so pretty happy about that,” said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait.
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There won’t be a winning regular season for the Navy lacrosse team this spring, not after a 10-4 loss to Maryland on Friday continued a three-game slide. Those details - not to mention the sting of its most lopsided loss to Maryland since 1998 - mean little for Navy (4-7). After all, Army is on the horizon Saturday in Annapolis.
No. 15 Bucknell survived with an 8-7 decision against No. 13 Army in front of nearly 3,000 fans at Michie Stadium on Saturday. The Bison led 5-4 at the half but had to hold on in the waning seconds, when Army made it a one-goal game with 56 seconds remaining but could not come up with the equalizer.
Kelso Davis (Freeport, ME/Deerfield Academy) and Tyler Russell (Livonia, NY/Livonia) each scored three goals to lead the fourth ranked RIT men's lacrosse team past Ithaca College 11-9 in Empire 8 action on Saturday. The win keeps RIT perfect on the season at 9-0 including 3-0 in the Empire 8. Ithaca falls to 5-4 on the season, and 1-1 in the conference.
Visiting Nazareth opened a 5-0 lead and went on to defeat Hartwick 11-4 in a men's Empire 8 conference lacrosse game. Junior Nate DeLone recorded four goals and an assist for the Golden Flyers while seniors Scott Castle and Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar each added two goals and one assist.
The nationally fifth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team broke open a close game by scoring five of the last six goals en route to a 13-8 win at SUNYAC foe Buffalo St. Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference with the win, while the Bengals fell to 7-4 and 2-1.
Drew Philie and Luke Ryder scored three goals apiece, as Vermont ended a nine-game skid in the series with an 11-6 America East Conference victory over UAlbany on Sunday, April 10 at Moulton Widner Field. The Catamounts, who have won all five home games this season, posted their first win against the visitors since 2001.
Katie Ferris (Carthage) tallied five goals, while Dayna Defliese, Jesse O'Donnell, and Nina Sarcona each scored three to lead UMass to a 16-10 win over St. Bonaventure at Alfred University on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps UMass perfect in the Atlantic 10 (4-0) and in road games this year (7-0).
The Marist Men's Lacrosse team defeated Rutgers 10-9 in an exciting match Saturday afternoon at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field. The Red Foxes were led by sophomore Jack Doherty's (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) five goals and sophomore Connor Rice's (Penfield) five points on a goal and four assists. The win improved Marist to 4-6 on the season.
There were lots of unexpected results today, as teams started to make statements. Thomas was a decisive winner over Canandaigua, Victor beat R-H, The Lightning beat the Thunder by one goal in a "Storm Game". Churchville-Chili jumped to 4-0 with a win over Aquinas, Brighton was a 10-7 winner over Penfield and Mynderse beat B-H 16-9. The other winners today were McQuaid Jesuit, Waterloo over MW in OT, Fairport, Hamburg over Schroeder, Hilton and Carthage over Penn Yan in a "Lax for a Cause" game.
In a back and forth struggle, West Genesee used a goal by junior attacker Shannon Hawley with 1:36 left in the game on Saturday to outlast New Jersey power Mendham High 11-10 in a battle of state girls lacrosse powers at West Genesee. Hawley finished with two goals for the 3-0 Wildcats.
The No. 19/20 Colgate men's lacrosse team clinched a spot in the 2011 Patriot League Tournament when it defeated Lehigh 11-8 on Saturday night. The Raiders now have a 4-0 league record and are tied at first with No. 15/15 Bucknell in the league standings.
After suffering a crushing, streak-busting defeat last weekend against Detroit, it appeared that the Saints' struggles might continue following a sluggish start Saturday. But paced by a seven-goal second period outburst, the Saints rallied from an early four-goal deficit to capture a crucial 14-13 win over Jacksonville at D.B. Milne Field.
Skidmore College scored two goals in the final 2:06 in regulation to force overtime, and then picked up the only goal in the extra session to rally past the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team by the score of 11-10 at Hall-Leet Stadium.
The Canisius College men's lacrosse team won its second-straight MAAC game, defeating VMI on Saturday afternoon, 13-9. With the win, the Griffs improve to 2-6 overall and 2-1 against league foes, moving within a half a game of first place in the MAAC standings.
By outscoring the Golden Knights 11-1 over a 30-minute span midway through Saturday night’s Liberty League contest, Union College pulled away for a 15-6 victory over the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team under the lights at Hantz Turf Field.
"I'm ready to go to bed right now," Bandits' goalie Mike Thompson said with a smile. The team started its well-deserved break after finishing its best weekend of the season. Buffalo completed a sweep of two games in as many nights on the road against its biggest rivals with a tension-fillled 9-8 win over the Rochester Knighthawks before 9,216 in Blue Cross Arena.
The first-place Buffalo Bandits (10-4) managed to sneak out a victory over the Rochester Knighthawks (7-5) after a late goal in the fourth that broke a tie which seemed to loom over The Blue Cross Arena for most of the contest.
A disastrous third quarter and a wild fourth quarter was salvaged when David Lau found the back of the net with 1:18 left on the clock, and senior defender Max Feely sealed the 13-12 victory when he intercepted a Harvard pass with time winding down to keep the Big Red men's lacrosse team undefeated in Ivy League play. Cornell improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Crimson slipped to 6-4 overall and 1-2 in the Ivy League. With Penn's loss and Yale's victory, the Big Red has claimed a share of its ninth-straight Ivy League title, with a chance to win it outright against Brown on April 23.
The number of victories continues to rise and so does the blood pressure. That is the story of the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team, which defeated Princeton 7-5 Saturday before a Princeton Stadium crowd of 5,401 to improve to 9-0. Seven of the nine victories have come by no more than two goals.
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Sophomore Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) and senior Rebekah Elmer (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) scored three goals apiece to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 17-4 win over Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
No. 13 Syracuse goes for its second consecutive victory when it hosts Notre Dame on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange improved its BIG EAST record to 2-0 with a victory against Connecticut on Friday. Overall, Syracuse is 4-6. The Fighting Irish are 5-6 overall, including 2-1 in conference action. Admission is free of charge.
The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network. Jason Knapp and Sheehan Stanwick Burch will have the call. Fans can also listen to the game live on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area and on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Anne Graveley '11 scored a game-high four goals, including the 100th of her college career, to lead nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College to a 17-4 win against Rensselaer in a Liberty League women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 9.
Senior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored four goals and dished out an assist to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 11-5 win over Saint Michael's in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
The RIT women's lacrosse team led 8-6 at the half and went on to beat Utica College 15-12 in Empire 8 action on Saturday. The win improves the Tigers to 3-7 overall and 2-2 in the Empire 8. Utica falls to 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the Empire 8.
Six different Herons scored two or more goals as the William Smith lacrosse team breezed to a 17-2 win over visiting Rochester in a Liberty League game played this afternoon on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
Rachael Burek scored three of her four goals in the first half, as nationally-ranked UAlbany posted a 16-8 victory over New Hampshire in America East Conference play on Saturday, April 9 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes, one of four unbeaten teams at the Division I level, are alone in first place in the conference standings.
The SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team ended a five-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon taking to the road to defeat North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) rival Medaille College by a 13-12 margin on the Mavericks home turf in Buffalo, N.Y. The win improves the Fighting Tigers to 3-5 overall on the season with a 1-2 mark versus NEAC opponents while Medaille falls to 3-6 overall including a 2-1 NEAC record.
A battle of top 15 teams lived up to the hype but it was No. 15/15 Bucknell surviving an 8-7 decision against No. 13/14 Army in front of nearly 3,000 fans on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Bison led 5-4 at the half and held on in the waning seconds, as Army made it a one-goal game with 56 seconds remaining but could not come up with the equalizer.
The Binghamton University men's lacrosse team (5-6, 1-1 AE) fell 8-6 in a close battle with host UMBC (4-5, 1-1 AE) on Saturday afternoon from UMBC Stadium. Both squads entered the contest fresh off of one-goal victories, but the Retrievers held off a late charge by Binghamton to improve to 11-1 in the all-time series.
Ohio State scored the first six goals of its ECAC Lacrosse League showdown with Hobart this afternoon on its way to an 11-4 victory. The Buckeyes improve to 6-5 overall, 1-1 in the ECAC, while the Statesmen slip to 4-6, 1-2.
Dartmouth scored four times in the final 4:40 of the first half and Kat Collins' four goals led the 19th-ranked Big Green to a 13-7 victory over Cornell on Saturday afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field. Dartmouth improved to 8-2 (4-0 Ivy), while Cornell fell to 3-7 (1-4 Ivy) with the loss.
The Colgate women's lacrosse team took their first conference loss of the season with a 14-11 defeat at the hands of Navy on Saturday afternoon. Colgate (6-6, 3-1 PL) got a game-high five goals from Colleen Bubnack and Kate Bergstrom posted four points on two goals and two assists. Katie Sullivan tallied a goal and two helpers for three points and Courtney Miller remains two goals shy of 100 in her career with a goal and an assist for two points. Christina Roa made seven stops in net in the loss.
Sophomore Jess Worthman (Hauppauge/Commack) turned away a career-high 18 saves as the Ithaca women’s lacrosse team (5-3, 3-1 Empire 8) battled #10 Stevens Institute of Technology (8-2, 3-0 Empire 8), but dropped an 11-10 conference decision on Saturday afternoon.
Hartwick's women's lax team battled back from a five-goal second-half deficit to tie the game with under five minutes to play, but an Elmira goal with 2:16 remaining gave the visitors the 13-12 win on Saturday at Wright Stadium. The Hawks slip to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the Empire 8. The Soaring Eagles improve to 4-4 and 1-2.
First-year attacker Sarah Lux (Fayetteville-Manlius) was a force offensively and senior tri-captain Lexi Crook (South Burlington, Vt.) piled up big defensive numbers as the eighth-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team opened up a 7-1 lead at one point on the way to a 13-7 victory over Wesleyan University in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.
Tuesday, Dimillo, playing midfield, scored nine goals in Timon's 15-6 victory over Monsignor Martin Association rival Canisius. The Tigers led 15-2 at the half. Freshman Lyne Collins had four goals and another frosh Brandon Donahue had two tallies and two assists for Timon (2-0), which figures to be strong again despite the loss of Tom Borrelli Memorial Award winner Chris Kane from last year's state Catholic runner-up team.
Notching two final-period goals to break an 8-8 tie on Friday, Syracuse University-bound All-CNY attackman Kevin Rice led defending Section III Class C boys lacrosse champion Skaneateles past Cazenovia 10-8 in a Division II contest at Skaneateles . . . Mason Powell and John Greacen tallied two goals each for Cazenovia.
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The Skaneateles boys lacrosse team has played two games and has scored a total of 33 goals. Any team would take that kind of offensive production. But the scary thing for opponents is the Lakers' offense still isn't clicking on all cylinders.
Calvelli scored the game-winning goal with 49 seconds remaining in the second half on a busted play as the Barons defeated Canandaigua Academy 13-12 Friday at Brighton. The Barons improved to 2-0 overall on the season, while the Braves dropped to 2-2.
Trivia question: Since the seniors on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team enrolled in the fall of 2008 they have played 59 games and lost only six. Only one of the losses was by more than one goal. What team administered it?
Chris Boland and John Ranagan each scored two goals, one in each half, as Johns Hopkins held off UAlbany, 11-6, on Friday, April 8 at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays, who have won five of their last six outings, are ranked No. 3 in both national polls.
As Michelle Tumolo fell to the ground, she threw up a haphazard shot from her knees. The off-balance shot bounced off midfielder Sarah Holden and into the goal. The assist was Tumolo's first of what would be a game-high six points on the night. "I don't think I've had a game like that ever," Tumolo said.
In what was a see-saw game to that point, three straight goals gave Siena women's lacrosse an 11-9 lead at Manhattan Friday night with just 6:16 to go. However, the homestanding Jaspers countered with three late goals of their own, pulling out a 12-11 victory after a golden goal in the final minute.
St. Lawrence University senior captain Anna Marchand made 12 saves, while sophomore Brigid Hurley had a game-high four goals as the Saints women's lacrosse team held off Union College, 8-7, in thrilling fashion on Friday afternoon at Hall-Leet Stadium.
Skidmore senior Lindsay Stavola scored five of her game-high nine goals, including two that allowed the momentum to shift back to the Thoroughbreds, in the second half as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team succumbed 15-9 Friday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
Cornell's Rob Pannell ran away with the fans' voting for player of the year at this point in the season. Of the 1,804 votes cast, Pannell grabbed 51% of the vote. He was also on a concensus pick among Inside Lacrosse staff members and contributors for the first All-America team at midseason.
In its first home game since February, 13th-ranked Syracuse scored nine unanswered goals to start the second half on its way to a 17-9 victory against Connecticut on Friday, April 8 in the Carrier Dome. With the win, the Orange improves to 2-0 in BIG EAST play, while the Huskies are now 0-3 in conference action. Sophomore Michelle Tumolo led a balanced scoring attack for Syracuse (4-6) as eight different players recorded goals. Tumolo finished with a game-high six points on three goals and three assists. Junior Sarah Holden and freshman Katie Webster had hat tricks with three goals apiece, while senior Catherine Rodriguez, sophomore Marley Ciferri and freshman Alyssa Murray each scored twice.
In the compact world of Division II lacrosse where only four teams make the NCAA Tournament, one loss can change an entire perspective. That has certainly been the case this season at Le Moyne. The Dolphins have won three D-II national championships under Dan Sheehan but have fallen in the last three title games. The message entering the 2011 season was to not just return to the title game for the sixth consecutive season but to win it.
After making an instant impact last season at SUNY Cortland, Maria De Fato has found that being known has its plusses and minuses.
For Di Fato, a sophomore from Camillus, N.Y. majoring in sports management, one of the benefits of playing close to home - in a region where lacrosse enjoys a privileged place on the sports landscape - is the opportunity to have her success on the field with the No. 5 Red Dragons appreciated and acknowledged.
As per orders from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, varsity athletic competitions involving the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy will be postponed should United States government activities shut down. This policy will remain in effect until government operations resume. If the budget situation is resolved before the deadline for a shutdown, competitions for all three service academies will go on as scheduled. Any affected competitions will be rescheduled at the appropriate time.
Two of the most highly decorated programs in college lacrosse square off when top-ranked Syracuse visits Princeton on Saturday, April 9 at 4 p.m. The Orange (11) and Tigers (6) have won 17 NCAA championships between them. In addition, the two schools have combined for 49 NCAA Tournament appearances.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored four goals and had three assists to lead nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College to an 18-0 rout of Vassar College in a Liberty League women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 8.
Just a week ago, a three-game losing streak had the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team reeling, but the Golden Knights have responded with a three-game winning streak, none bigger than Friday's 11-10 victory over 15th-ranked Rensselaer at Hantz Turf Field.
Danielle Drabin's goal off a feed from Emily Kane with 1:19 to go capped a five-goal rally, lifting St. Bonaventure (4-5, 1-2 Atlantic 10) past Saint Joseph's, 11-10, Friday afternoon at Alfred University's Merrill Field.
After dominating competition during their time in Florida, the Hamilton women’s lacrosse team came back with the same level of play they left off with last year. A tough loss to SUNY Cortland and three wins, including a win against future NESCAC opponent Middlebury, brought the Continentals right back on track. The team, currently ranked second in the country, is excited for their next championship game.
Often it's said that, starting out a season, performance improves the most from the first game to the second. The Cazenovia girls lacrosse team put a small twist on that theory, seeing a considerable increase in its level of play after it got hammered by Skaneateles 19-5 in its April 2 opener.
The BIG EAST matchup between top-ranked Syracuse and Providence from Gillette Stadium on Saturday, April 16 will air live in Central New York on Time Warner Sports. Cox Sports, a regional sports network covering men’s and women’s athletics in Rhode Island and Connecticut, will produce the telecast, and has agreed to deliver the feed live to Time Warner subscribers in the Syracuse area.
I realize that the MLL is not the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB. Not yet anyway! However, I wanted to bring up a thought that I have had for many years now: The conflict of personal player endorsement deals within Major League Lacrosse.
Albany (4-5) snapped a four-game skid with a 12-11 win against then-No. 20 Harvard last Saturday. On the flipside, No. 4 Johns Hopkins (7-2) is chugging right along after back-to-back decisions against a pair of top-five opponents in Virginia and North Carolina. The Blue Jays have won eight of the nine meetings between these teams, but the Great Danes did shock Johns Hopkins in the 2007 season opener. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome at Homewood Field in Baltimore on Friday night.
Obsessed is the word Brittany Brigandi chooses to describe her life at Le Moyne College. It’s a worthy description of how she embraces the experience, whether its lacrosse, school, life or family.
On the athletic field, obsessed is best found in the back of lacrosse net. Last Sunday, Brigandi located the white strands that contain the scoring zone nine times during Le Moyne’s 20-9 victory over Merrimack. The nine goals is a school record. She’s one of three women in Division II lacrosse to score that many in a game this season. None has scored more.
Every week it flirts with greatness, but each date seems to bring one nagging source of potential heartache. Welcome to the courtship that is the 2011 Syracuse University men’s lacrosse season.
You want to fall in love with this team as it pursues its third Division I national championship in four years, a quest that will continue when the Orange (8-0) travels to Princeton (2-5) at 4 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU). Yet, there is something every game that holds you back.
We note, with sadness, the passing of long time Mynderse Academy coach, Al Henry, who died unexpectedly this week in his winter home in Florida. Coach Henry started the Mynderse lacrosse program and over his almost thirty year tenure amassed 266 wins.
Gay Williams said Nathan played hockey in high school and club hockey in college. He also played lacrosse and was a saxophone player in the Oswego High School concert and jazz bands and wind ensemble. He also was named to All-State concert band.
The leaders for the Pittsford girls lacrosse team gave Heidi Rasmussen a pleasant surprise last fall when they asked their coach if she minded if they formed a team on their own to play some tournaments.
Three games into the season and things are starting to shape up for the Orchard Park girls' lacrosse team. With six goals from Emily Fleetwood the Quakers earned a 9-7 over Clarence in a Class A matchup Thursday afternoon.
Despite a rocky start to the 2010-11 season, the women’s lacrosse team has approached every victory with humility and viewed every loss as a valuable learning experience. The Red (3-6, 1-3 Ivy League) faces many more challenges down the road, and aims to take every chance it can to learn from mistakes and develop greater team unity.
As the Binghamton University men's lacrosse team heads into its second conference game of the season at University of Maryland, Baltimore County tomorrow, the Bearcats take with them their fair share of highs and lows.
With college basketball finally in the books and the weather warming up, lacrosse season takes center stage. Syracuse and Notre Dame are the nation's only unbeaten teams in Division I, Johns Hopkins is back in the top five, and Virginia finds itself in the midst of a two-game losing streak. Jockeying for the NCAA Tournament is a key storyline in April. Let's take a closer look at some key games this weekend.
The Rochester Knighthawks expect their biggest home crowd of this National Lacrosse League season on Saturday night against the Buffalo Bandits, and the odds have improved that the final home game on this year's regular-season schedule won't be the last game ever for the team at Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial.
The Rochester Knighthawks will embark on their toughest weekend of the season as they play two games in 19 hours this weekend. The two-game in two-day stretch features a home stop against the rival Buffalo Bandits and then a Sunday afternoon contest in Philadelphia against the Wings.
Former Rochester Knighthawks goaltender Jake Henhawk has been added to Team USA's roster for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which will be held at Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on May 21-28, 2011. Henhawk replaces Boston Blazers defenseman John Orsen, who underwent surgery in January to replace a torn ACL suffered in an NLL game earlier this season.
Five different players scored two or more goals as the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated William Smith, 17-7, in non-conference action Thursday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. Sophomore Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) led the Red Dragons (9-1) with four goals and seven ground balls. She also added two assists. Junior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) scored a game-high seven points on three goals and four assists, and junior Jordan Miller (Liverpool) also notched three goals.
The Colgate women's lacrosse team will hope to sew up a spot in the Patriot League Tournament as the Raiders visit Navy for a matchup on national television this Saturday. The game is set for 12 noon and can be seen live on CBS College Sports, but for those fans who will not be able to see the game can view all the necessary game day links at the Women's Lacrosse Game Central at gocolgateraiders.com.
The Hobart lacrosse team will square off against Ohio State in an ECAC Lacrosse League showdown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 in Columbus, Ohio. The Statesmen are 4-5 overall, 1-1 in conference play, while the Buckeyes are 5-5, 0-1.
The game will be broadcast live on WEOS-FM (89.7/90.3). Outside of the broadcast area, fans can watch the game online at BigTenNetwork.com. The game is scheduled to be televised on the Big Ten Network on Monday, April 11 at 2 p.m. (check your local listings).
Any spectators who left the Geneseo women's lacrosse game Tuesday at SUNY Fredonia after the Knights surrendered their seventh unanswered goal just 11:54 into the contest may find Geneseo's 11-9 win hard to believe . . . "Down 7-0 was clearly not the way we wanted to start out our first conference game of the year," said head coach Carly Ritchlin.
“Rob received a game ball not only for his performance, but also for his attitude,” Zimmerman said. “Here’s a kid who had been starting and all of sudden, didn’t start. He handled it very, very well. He didn’t complain. He was out there and supporting the guys that were starting. … That’s what it’s all about – attitude. Attitude is everything, and I thought Rob handled that situation both on the field as well as personally.”
Navy’s rivalry with Army is well-documented, but there’s another reason why the Midshipmen have a rooting interest against the Black Knights: postseason positioning. With a 2-3 record in the Patriot League, Navy trails No. 13 Bucknell (3-0 in the conference), No. 14 Colgate (3-0), No. 15 Army (2-1) and Lehigh (2-1) in the race to qualify for the four-team Patriot League tournament.
Junior attack Ted McKenna and freshman attack Nate Greenberg each scored three goals as Union (5-2, 1-0 Liberty League) scored seven unanswered goals in the second half to earn a come-from-behind 12-7 win over Hamilton (6-2, 0-2 Liberty League).
“I will not be returning to the box or field again as a player. I am retired.” With that sentence in an email, IL Indoor learned that the game of lacrosse has lost one of its brightest young stars because of a concussion suffered almost two years ago.
Adam Fiore had five goals and an assist, Jaedon Henderson added four goals and four assists, and the Ithaca High boys lacrosse team bounced back from a non-league loss over the weekend with a resounding 22-4 victory over Chenango Valley on Wednesday night.
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Todd Richardson played lacrosse at both Jordan-Elbridge and Mercyhurst College, and has been volunteering with the J-E varsity lacrosse team, his father said. O’Hara coaches for the Rochester Rattlers of the Major Lacrosse League. They were the only certified coaches to apply for several vacant coaching positions.
Trailing by a goal after one period, defending Section III Class C boys lacrosse champion Skaneateles broke loose to score 10 goals in the second period and went on to down host Christian Brothers Academy 23-10 in a season-opening Onondaga League game for the Lakers.
Having fully recovered from its season-opening defeat to Tully, the Chittenango girls lacrosse team is now enjoying a three-game win streak. In its only outing this week, the Bears went to Homer Tuesday night and led through most of the game, hanging on to beat the Trojans 10-8.
Despite its perfect record, Syracuse's season has been marred by imperfection. The Orange has flirted with a loss several times, but somehow manages to pull out win after win. But as the second half of the season progresses, merely scraping by might not cut it. SU needs a more complete effort. And fast.
The second midfield line has been a cause for concern this season for the Syracuse University lacrosse team. Head coach John Desko juggled the line during Sunday night’s 13-11 victory over Duke, and it produced.
It was the first time Fisher, currently ranked 24th in the national coaches poll, has ever beaten Nazareth in the regular season. Nazareth entered today's game with a 12-1 advantage in the all-time series with Fisher's lone win coming in the 2007 Empire 8 Conference Championship finals.
"To me, it's an unbelievable honor to be part of the Army lacrosse family," said Sauter, a Canandaigua High School graduate, who has carried the flag given to the team to by a former team captain who is served in Afghanistan. "It's humbling and it's a pretty unbelievable experience."
Junior attackman Rob Grimm tied a career high with five points on three goals and two assists despite being benched for the first time this season.
"You'd like to start a game," said Grimm, who leads the team in assists (13) and points (23). "I think not starting definitely helped me to be more focused and to realize that patience is definitely a virtue in this game."
The regular season home finale is a 7:35 p.m. start and falls on Awards and Fan Appreciation Night. The first 3,000 fans will receive a Knighthawks Koozie, courtesy of AT&T. In addition, the first 5,000 fans will take home a Knighthawks rally towel. Fans can also meet former Knighthawks Tom Emmick and Andrew Spack (LaFayette), and legendary lacrosse coach B.J. O’Hara before the game. For tickets, call (585) 454-5335 or order online at ticketmaster.com.
Rochester Knighthawks Shawn Williams and Jordan Hall were honored by the National Lacrosse League for their efforts last Saturday in a 19-8 victory over the Boston Blazers. Williams earned Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Hall garnered Transition Player of the Week accolades.
The Simmons family is synonymous with Syracuse lacrosse. Roy Simmons Sr. first played for the Orange before becoming the school's second coach in the sport's history in 1931. He turned over the reigns to his former player and son, Roy Simmons Jr., in 1970. In his 28 years as Syracuse's head coach, Simmons Jr. amassed a 290-96 record, coached 130 All-Americans and led the Orange to six national championships. He shares his story with ESPN.com as part of our ongoing series, Inside The Program.
Jodi Battaglia and Amanda Pollock each had a season-high four goals in leading unbeaten UAlbany to a 19-3 victory over Vermont on Wednesday, April 6 in America East Conference play at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes, who are ranked No. 10 nationally in the IWLCA coaches' poll and No. 7 by deBeer/Inside Lacrosse, continued their best start in program history.
Undefeated, but far from perfect. That's the sentiment echoed by Albany women's lacrosse coach John Battaglino, whose Great Danes' 9-0 record (now 10-0) has earned the program's first ever top 10 ranking in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association Division I poll. The Danes moved up one spot to No. 10 in this week's ICWLA poll and are also ranked No. 7 in the country by deBeer/Inside Lacrosse.
The nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team went on an 11-0 run that spanned 35 minutes, 42 seconds from late in the first quarter to early in the fourth quarter and defeated Ithaca, 13-4, Wednesday night in non-conference action at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 6-2 with the win, and the Bombers fell to 5-3.
The No. 6 Big Red travels to Harvard this weekend to take on the Crimson on Saturday, April 9. The game, which will be broadcast to a nationwide audience on CBS College Sports, is slated to begin at 2:10 p.m. Cornell is currently riding a four-game winning streak, with three of the four wins coming against nationally ranked opponents.
One of the hidden reasons behind the top-ranked Syracuse University lacrosse team’s 13-11 victory Sunday night over No. 3 Duke was the Orange’s ability to ride the Blue Devils into turnovers. That skill helped neutralize Duke’s dominance at the faceoff X, where it won 20 of 27 draws.
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team held a 4-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, as it defeated SUNY Cobleskill, 12-5, Wednesday afternoon at South Athletic Field. Attackmen Mark Briggs and Andy Lever combined to tally six Laker goals, while Lever also contributed two assists to help Oswego State improve to 5-4 on the season. The Fighting Tigers dropped to 2-5 with the loss.
The #4 RIT men's lacrosse team improved to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the Empire 8 with a 28-2 win over Elmira College on Wednesday. The 28 goals scored by the Tigers is the most goals scored since 1997 when RIT scored a school-record 30 goals versus Niagara University.
"Young" is the best descriptor for the Iroquois boys varsity lacrosse team. With the graduation of 14 seniors last year, the team is focused on developing new players in new positions for the 2011 season.
An 11th-hour schedule change and conditions better suited for late-December football games produced a sparse crowd that saw Corning use a brilliant second quarter to put away Owego, 14-7. While the second quarter provided the few fans on hand to see some local history, the other three left a bad taste in the mouths of the Hawks.
For a second-straight game, the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team posted just one goal in the first quarter of play. The Braves offense woke up quickly this time, defeating Eastridge 13-1, to bounce back from a weekend loss to Rush-Henrietta. Canandaigua coach Ed Mulheron said his team went through its best practice of the season Monday night.
While a win is a win, you would be hard pressed to find a Blue Devil boys lacrosse player or coach who felt that their team played better in their Tuesday night 17-11 win over the Honeoye Falls-Lima Cougars than they did in last Saturday’s 8-7 loss to Pittsford.
Shenendehowa found the back of the Burnt Hills net 14 times. They only let up one goal. But, after its first game, the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team was in anything but a good mood. “It’s a good win for us,” said Syracuse-bound senior goalie Bobby Wardwell, who had six saves in the game. “We have big things to do this year. We have a lot of work left to do. No one is satisfied with this game at all. We just have to come out tomorrow and the next day and be ready work hard.”
Ryan Higman can’t remember when he stepped in the cage for the first time. His best guess was fifth grade. The when is fuzzy, but the how is still vivid in his mind . . . Now as a sophomore, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team is in the same predicament, in search of a goalie. As he did in elementary school, Higman is trying to fill the void. This time there is quite a bit more pressure.
The sun finally came out in Northport on Saturday for the 10th Annual Louis Acompora Memorial Lacrosse Jamboree and fans were treated to a great game between the hometown Tigers and upstate powerhouse Corning Hawks.
Rickey Mirabito (Chenango Forks) scored four goals and had an assist and Travis Comeau had three goals and two assists, as the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (5-4) defeated Mount St. Mary's (4-5) 13-7 at Waldron Family Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Brittany Hohwald and Katie McGovern had hat tricks Sunday afternoon at Wehrum Stadium but the Herkimer County Community College Generals came up on the short end of an 11-8 score against the fourth-ranked Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.
Oneonta State (1-8, 1-1 SUNYAC) jumped out to a big lead early, but needed two goals in the last three minutes to defeat the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (4-6, 0-2), 12-10, in a SUNYAC contest on Tuesday afternoon.
Rob Pannell wasn't good enough. He was too small. He wasn't fast enough. As a freshman in high school, Pannell was relegated to the junior varsity lacrosse team, while the rest of his friends made varsity. For Pannell, getting cut was tough.
After the current Syracuse lacrosse team took on the SU alumni squad in the Carrier Dome, Powell — a four-time All-American in his time at SU — looked at Marasco as they walked off the field and yelled out, "JoJo, 2-2 easy, right?"
After an impressive start to the season, both the men and women's lacrosse teams have since faced the first of their Empire 8 opponents. Though they proved to be tougher matchups than expected, the teams are both .500 in conference play.
A new and innovative idea is being tested by some of Fisher's teams this spring season. The athletic department has implemented a new means of communication known as the "Captain's Blog."
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With anywhere from a little more than half their games under every Division I team’s belt, it’s pretty much the all-star break for the NCAA lacrosse. What better time to take a look at this year’s Inside Lacrosse idseason All-Americans?
Rochester Knighthawks transition man Joe Walters visited a school not too far away from where he played his high school ball at West Irondequoit. The third-year pro spoke to two classes at School No. 22 this morning with the theme of “Dreaming Big.”
The second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team got goals from 16 different players en route to a 22-2 win over American International in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. Le Moyne (7-1, NE-10 5-0), which scored its most goals since a 22-3 win over Limestone in the NCAA Semifinals on May 20, 2006, returns to the field on Saturday against Saint Michael's at 2:00 p.m.
Three newcomers combined to score 9-of-10 goals to lead nationally fifth-ranked Cortland to a 10-5 win over The College at Brockport Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC women's lacrosse action. The Red Dragons improved to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference with the victory, while the Golden Eagles fell to 3-3 and 1-1.
Dave Rahme, lacrosse reporter for The Post-Standard, recently hosted his weekly Syracuse lacrosse online Q&A. Some of the topics touched on include SU's offensive outburst vs. Duke; candidates for team MVP; the Orange's continuing struggles on faceoffs; and whether of not Syracuse would finish the season unbeaten.
Starting with the 2011 lacrosse season, US Lacrosse will add another level to its High School All-American recognition program. US Lacrosse will name first- and second-team National All-Americans in addition to continuing to select Regional All-Americans at the chapter and area levels. For both the boys’ and girls’ games, 24 players will be named to the US Lacrosse National All-American first team and 24 players will be named to the second team.
A run of three straight goals in the fourth quarter a tie and gave the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team the momentum to defeat Potsdam State 8-7 in a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon at Potsdam's Turf Field.
The Golden Knights edged back over .500 on the season, improving to 5-4 overall, and will host a pair of Liberty League opponents in Rensselaer and Union this weekend. Potsdam State dropped to 4-6 this spring. The victory was Clarkson's fourth straight against the Bears, and the Knights now hold a 29-6 all-time mark against Potsdam.
Syracuse University senior lacrosse close defender John Lade, injured during the Orange’s 13-11 victory Sunday over Duke, should be fine when top-ranked SU visits Princeton at 4 p.m. Saturday in New Jersey. That is the word this afternoon from head coach John Desko.
After opening play in a back-and-forth fashion, Ithaca rattled off eight consecutive scores and held Utica scoreless for over 34 minutes to claim control of the game. The Bombers improved to 3-0 in conference action with their third straight victory.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will attempt to get back on the right track and snap a three-game skid against ranked opponents when it meets No. 19 Dartmouth on Saturday, April 9 at 12 p.m. in Hanover, N.H.
The Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse game against St. Bonaventure that was originally scheduled for Friday at 3:00 p.m. on the Bonnies home field will now be played at Alfred University. The opening draw has been moved up to 2:00 p.m.
The idea behind the six-team league staging the draft before the season was to create some interest and let fans follow draftees throughout the season. Busts or sleepers could develop during the spring depending on good or poor play, or injuries. A few have. Or a whole draft class for a team could be a dud. That hasn't happened.
The Spartans missed the playoffs last year for the first time in awhile and they're not happy about that. For a team that's five years removed from a section title, they want more than just to win a few games.
Fresh from a dominating 17-2 win over a decent Corcoran boys lacrosse team, perennial Central New York juggernaut West Genesee has to be ranked No. 1 among the 40 Section III teams as another season heats up. Here’s an early look at the top teams in Section III:
Through three games, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team is undefeated, and it was the third of these encounters that proved the most impressive. On a windy Monday night at Chittenango High School's turf, the Lakers encountered long-time power LaFayette and earned its most one-sided win over the Lancers in the program's history, prevailing by a 16-6 margin.
A full 34 months had passed since the Liverpool girls lacrosse team had enjoyed a true home-field advantage . . . Now that the new turf was finally in place, though, it was time for Liverpool to return home – which it did on a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon in high style, ripping past Westhill 16-5.
Three nights after getting crushed by Macellus 18-3 in its season opener, the Northstars (girls) came back home to Bragman Stadium Friday and knocked off reigning Section III Class C champion Carthage by a score of 14-12.
Senior attack Ali Castiglie is the first Binghamton University women's lacrosse player to be named America East Player of the Week. Tying BU's single game record, Castiglie scored a career-best six goals to lead the Bearcats to a 14-13 victory over visiting Vermont on Saturday.
Matt Crough supplied seven goals and three assists to guide the Onondaga Community College Lazers to a 20-1 Mid-State Athletic Conference men's lacrosse victory over the Jefferson Community College Cannoneers at General Brown High School on Monday.
Grant Catalino - Catalino has begun preparing for his life after college. He plans to start his own lacrosse company — Harvest Lacrosse — and has already established a mission statement that speaks largely to his character: “Our Mission is to train principled and competent leaders within the lacrosse community, who will step forward with integrity to serve, lead, and influence, their peers and fellow athletes.”
The Genesee Community College women’s lacrosse team played the inaugural game in the program’s history on Monday. The Lady Cougars hosted Erie Community College and the visiting Kats came away with a 17-1 victory.
“This past weekend our team showed a lot of fight,” Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) said. “Against New Hampshire, being down 6-0, I think most teams, or even our team last year, might have given up. We didn’t let down, and we knew that we could dig ourselves out of it. Same thing against Virginia, They came out very strong, and we weren’t really ready, and yet we were able to close the gap and almost knock them off.”
"It's just fun to get out there once in a while and try to demonstrate the things you try and coach," Gait said. "It's just a nice change of pace. It lightens up the practice once in a while and makes it fun."
The Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse organization has designated Saturday as Genesee Community College Night at the Blue Cross Arena. The team will take on the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. The Native American Student Group is selling tickets to the game as a fundraiser. The Rochester Knighthawks also donated a team-autographed jersey to be raffled off that night to benefit GCC’s Native American Student Group.
Cody Jamieson sits on the floor of a preschool classroom, reading "One Drowsy Dragon" to a group of timid and anxious 4-year-olds. The students stare at the professional lacrosse player sitting in front of them, some in awe and others in apathy.
President Robert Odawi Porter, Seneca Nation councilors and the Nation's Capital Improvements Authority held a ribbon-cutting and flag-raising ceremony to honor the opening of the facility, which includes a swimming pool, full gym and an indoor lacrosse arena.
But for those of us who played the game — particularly, those of us who learned to play on Long Island, where the sport has been wildly popular since the 1970s — Cuozzo is a living legend whose high school coaching career took him to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
For the third time this season, Cornell junior Rob Pannell has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week after helping the Big Red men's lacrosse team to a 19-8 victory over Dartmouth on April 2. The accolade is the fifth Player of the Week award of Pannell's career.
Pannell reached a personal milestone against the Big Green, tallying his 200th career point as he registered a career-high nine points on four goals and five assists. The nine points matched the single-game high in the NCAA this season and six of his nine points came in the opening half of play as the Big Red built an insurmountable 11-2 lead.
Harmatuk, the third Dolphin honored as the player of the week this season (Vinnie Alexander on 3/1 and Matt Chadderdon on 3/28), recorded 10 points on five goals and five assists in second-ranked Le Moyne's two road Northeast-10 Conference victories last week. In Wednesday's game at Pace, Harmatuk registered six points on four goals and two assists to lead the Dolphins to a 17-4 win. At Assumption on Sunday, Harmatuk found the back of the net once and assisted on three goals by classmate Nick DiSarro (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) in a 13-0 victory over the Greyhounds. By finding the back of the net in each game last week, Harmatuk has tallied a goal in 39 straight games.
Harmatuk, named the player of the week for just the second time in his three years with the Dolphins (March 22, 2010), is second on the team in points (21) and assists (8) and third on the team in goals with 13.
Orange men’s lacrosse senior goalie John Galloway was selected as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week and the third time this season on Monday, April 4. In addition, senior midfielder Jovan Miller was named to the conference’s weekly honor roll. The duo was recognized for their performances in Syracuse’s 13-11 victory against Duke in Sunday’s Konica Minolta Big City Classic.
William Smith sophomore goalie Jesse Wilson was selected Liberty League Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Performer of the Week. It’s the second time this year she has earned the award. Wilson made 17 saves as the Herons opened conference play with two wins over the weekend. She stopped 10 shots in a 14-7 win over St. Lawrence on Friday. Wilson made seven saves in 55:03 of play to earn a win over Clarkson on Saturday.
After back-to-back five-goal outputs in one-goal wins against Johns Hopkins and Villanova, Syracuse needed to remind the lacrosse community that, well, they’re Syracuse. The top-ranked Orange got that message across on Sunday night, scoring nine goals in the first half en route to a 13-11 victory over No. 4 Duke at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
After scoring 20 goals in back-to-back wins over Assumption and Merrimack last week, the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team moved up to third place in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, as announced by the association on Monday evening. The Division II poll expands to 15 teams this week to parallel the incredible growth of the division.
No. 14 Syracuse held a two-goal halftime advantage but couldn’t hold on in a 10-7 setback to No. 18 Dartmouth on Monday, April 4 in Hanover, N.H. The game was the Orange’s sixth consecutive road game, which is the longest stretch of away games in school history.
University at Albany's Miles Thompson has been chosen America East Conference Rookie of the Week in men's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, April 4 by the conference office. The freshman was recognized for the second time this season. An attackman from Nedrow, N.Y., Thompson tallied seven goals in a pair of games. He scored a career-high four times, all in the second half, in his team's 12-11 come-from-behind victory over Harvard on April 2.
After defeating nationally-ranked Boston College and Stony Brook in its America East Conference opener, UAlbany has moved up one position in the IWLCA coaches' poll and two spots in this week's deBeer/Inside Lacrosse media poll on Monday, April 4. The Great Danes, who are one of four unbeaten Division I teams, are No. 10 in the IWLCA rankings and No. 7 by deBeer/Inside Lacrosse.
"I think our whole offense, not just myself, has been thinking too much out there," Miller said. "Under that atmosphere, we really relaxed out there, and you could obviously tell in the first half how relaxed we were."
Senior John Galloway set the NCAA record for career wins by a goalie, earning his 52nd triumph in top-ranked Syracuse’s 13-11 win over No. 3 Duke (8-3) in the nightcap of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on Sunday, April 3 at New Meadowlands Stadium. The victory was the eighth straight for Syracuse, which at 8-0, is off to its best start since the 1990 undefeated (13-0) national championship season.
This is the first regular season rankings and there have not been many games played yet that can help in determining position. Of the twenty-seven games played last week, only seven were league contests.
Playing its best offensive lacrosse of the season, at least for three quarters, the top-ranked Syracuse University men's lacrosse team raced to a 9-2 halftime lead over No. 3 Duke and held on for a 13-11 victory tonight in the Big City Classic and New Meadowlands Stadium. The nine first-half goals were scored by different players, among them defensive midfielders Bobby Eilers and Tim Harder.
Junior Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored a program-record nine goals as the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team recorded a 20-9 victory over NE-10 foe Merrimack on Sunday. Michelle Phillips (Johnson City, N.Y./Maine Endwell) added four goals and two assists to help Le Moyne to its fourth consecutive win.
Ranking among the nation's elite in goals against average and save percentage, junior Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) picked up with win in goal for Le Moyne, recording seven saves on the day. Le Moyne (8-1, 4-1 NE-10), which scored 20 goals for the second time in as many games, returns to action on Saturday, April 9th as it hosts Southern New Hampshire at 11:00 a.m. at the Athletic Turf Complex.
Senior Nick DiSarro (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) netted his third career hat trick as the second-ranked Le Moyne Dolphins shut out Assumption 13-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Dolphins posted a shutout against the Greyhounds for the second time in as many years. Winners of five straight, Le Moyne moves to 6-1 on the year, 4-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference. Assumption falls to 5-4, 1-3 in league play.
Steve Mock's failure to score goals earlier this season almost reached comical proportions. The sophomore, who emerged as a legitimate off-ball threat during Cornell's 2010 final four postseason run, felt like he couldn't catch a break as he transitioned from the team's third attackman to its second.
Senior Alison Valerio scored the game-winning goal late in the game to push the Niagara women's lacrosse team (2-7-1) to a 9-8 victory over the visiting Manhattan Jaspers (3-7, 0-3 MAAC) on Senior Day at Niagara Field.
The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season, handing conference opponent, College of St. Elizabeth, an 18-4 defeat Saturday afternoon in Raritan, New Jersey.
Jess Halpern and Jennifer VanderMeulen scored five goals apiece in the Harvard women's lacrosse team's heartbreaking, 19-18, loss to No. 7 Virginia Sunday at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson (4-4) battled back from a 15-9 second half deficit to tie the score, 17-17, with 7:41 to play.
The electronic pep talks apparently did the job. All week long, a number of notable Yorktown alumni have been texting some of the current stars, hoping to help the 'Huskers get off on the right foot. They got a running start against John Jay and opened the season with a surprising 12-7 victory on Saturday.
Ward Melville upset the No. 2 team in the country on Saturday Apr 2, beating Garden City 10-7.John Edmonds had three goals and one assist, including one to close out the first half to give Ward Melville (2-0) a 6-4 lead in non-league. Jack Bruckner added a goal and an assist in the dwindling minutes of the third quarter to stretch the lead to 10-5.
Easton today launched the Raptor lacrosse helmet as the latest product addition to the lacrosse division, and their first lacrosse helmet. Protection, fit, comfort, weight and style were all key factors in the new helmet design, with substantial considerations toward lacrosse-specific elements.
The Binghamton University men's lacrosse team (5-5, 1-0 AE) outscored the Vermont Catamounts (4-5, 0-1 AE) 5-0 over the final 18:01 to rally from a 7-3 deficit and post a thrilling 8-7 overtime triumph in the America East opener Saturday night from the Bearcats Sports Complex. Sophomore attackman Matt Springer netted the game-winner off the feed from senior David Raleigh with 59 seconds remaining in the sudden-death overtime period.
Irondequoit and Ithaca have had a very long tradition of playing games together, going back to before there were county leagues and a Sectional organization. In the last few years, Ithaca has had remarkable seasons, and has had consistently high rankings in the NYS polls. Iron-IthWith this backdrop it is not surprising that even in this early part of the season that several hundred fans in attendance were treated to an exciting game. It was punctuated by scoring runs by both teams and in the end, despite strong come-back scoring by the Little Red, Irondequoit won the 13-10 contest.
The new era of varsity boys lacrosse in Corning got off to a very encouraging start. Perhaps more significant than the fact Corning won its first game as a merged district program was who the Hawks defeated.
Senior attack Ali Castiglie scored a career-high six goals to lead Binghamton (3-9, 1-1 AE) over the Vermont Catamounts (7-5, 0-1 AE) 14-13 in a thrilling America East contest from the Bearcats Sports Complex, Saturday afternoon. The win by BU snapped Vermont's five-game winning streak and gave the Bearcats just their third conference victory since joining the America East in 2002.
Binghamton edges Vermont 14-13 to win in dramatic fashion
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The seniors on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team have played in 16 one-goal affairs in their 58-game college tenure, three of them this season. Frankly, even though they are 11-5 in the nail-biters and 3-0 this season, they feel the act is getting old.
The Rochester Knighthawks burned the Boston Blazers 19-8 tonight to lock up a spot in the National Lacrosse League Playoffs. Rochester used a season-high six power-play goals to record its most dominating win of the season to improve to 7-5.
Cam Sedgwick scored just more than 5 minutes into overtime, sending the Washington Stealth to a 10-9 victory over the Buffalo Bandits in National Lacrosse League action Saturday night at HSBC Arena. Rhys Duch and Lewis Ratcliff each had hat tricks for the Stealth (7-7), which was coming off an overtime loss at Toronto on Friday night.
In the span of one afternoon, Siena saw its six-game winning streak, 13-game home winning streak and 20-game MAAC regular season winning streak come to a sudden end. Meanwhile on the opposite end of the spectrum upstart Detroit, in just its third year of existence, won its first-ever road game shocking the Saints 13-11 Saturday afternoon at Siena Turf Field.
Cornell junior Rob Pannell reached a personal milestone, registering his 200th career point, as he led the No. 7 Big Red men's lacrosse team to a 19-8 victory over Dartmouth this afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red used a six-goal run over a span of 4:25 early in the second quarter to blow open a tied game and take an 11-2 lead into halftime.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team extended its winning streak to three games when it defeated No. 9/9 Army 13-11 at home on Saturday afternoon. The team scored a season-high four man-up goals and one man-down goal to hold off the Black Knights and win the game. Sophomore Peter Baum led the team in scoring with four goals and two assists while senior Ben McCabe had three goals and one assist.
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Fayetteville-Manlius coach Chris Kenneally graciously accepted his 300th career win on Saturday, attributing his success to the strength of the programs where he has coached. The landmark win came in a 16-2 victory over Watertown Immaculate Heart Central.
Senior attackman Kelso Davis (Freeport, ME/Deerfield Academy) scored with 2:20 remaining in overtime to lift the #5 RIT men's lacrosse team to an 11-10 win over SUNY Geneseo. Davis scooped up a ground ball off his own missed shot and fired an overhand shot that beat Geneseo goalie Ryan Zaremba. The win improves the Tigers to 7-0 on the season, while Geneseo falls to 3-4.
Borisenok recorded a career-best seven goals and Rivas a career-high six to lead the Bombers to victory. Seniors Ali DeCirce (Binghamton/Binghamton) and Katie Hurley (Honeoye Falls-Lima/Honeoye Falls) each netted a pair of scores for Ithaca, while sophomores Kim Armbruster (Montville/Boonton, N.J.), Nikki Dahl (The Wellington School/Columbus, Ohio) and Sam Whitney (Portsmouth/Rye, N.H.) each added one. Five Bombers dished out one assist each.
Junior Rosie Scheibel and sophomore Marissa Potter scored five and four goals respectively, to lead the William Smith lacrosse team to a 21-13 win over Clarkson in a Liberty League game on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The Herons improve to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the league, while the Golden Knights are now 1-5 and 0-2 in the Liberty League.
M.E. Lapham (Cazenovia) led the UConn offense with four goals and posted the 100th goal of her career against Georgetown this afternoon, but it was not enough as the Huskies fell to the Hoyas, 14-12 at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
The RIT women's lacrosse team improved to 2-7 overall and 1-2 in Empire 8 with a 12-10 win over Elmira College on Saturday. The Tigers were down by two goals at halftime, but rallied back to beat the Soaring Eagles with a strong second half.
Junior midfielder Andrew Liptak scored with 1:22 remaining in the contest and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team held off a last second charge to defeat Hamilton College, 11-10 in Liberty League action on Saturday. With the victory, the #8 Engineers move to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Continentals saw their undefeated run come to an end, slipping to 6-1 on the season and 0-1 in the Liberty League.
Trailing 4-0 after three quarters the Clarkson University Lacrosse team rallied over the final 15 minutes with six unanswered goals to pull out a 6-4 Liberty League victory at Vassar College on Saturday afternoon.
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team cruised to a 13-4 win over visiting Hartwick College on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Fisher, ranked 12th in the latest national coaches poll, improves to 8-1 overall and 1-1 in the Empire 8 Conference, while Hartwick falls to 5-4, 0-2.
Twelve different players scored goals, led by four each from junior Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) and freshman Joe Slavik (Binghamton/Seton Catholic), as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team rolled to a 22-4 win at Oneonta Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC opening-game for both teams.
Nikki Branchini had a career-high four goals and one assist, all in the second half, as UAlbany stayed unbeaten with an 11-5 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday, April 2 at LaValle Stadium. The Great Danes, who were playing in their America East Conference opener, are one of four undefeated teams at the Division I level.
The nationally fifth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored the final 11 goals of the game and went on to defeat Oswego, 20-5, in the SUNYAC opener for both schools Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 7-1 with the win, while the Lakers fell to 2-2.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first 19:31 of the contest and never looked back as the Pioneers earned an 8-5 victory over Empire 8 Conference foe Hartwick College Saturday afternoon at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The Pioneers' (4-2, 1-1 E8) offensive attack featured four players with two points or more including Tammy Kohanski's team-high four points (two goals, two assists).
No. 12 Princeton used a seven-goal run to close the first half of play and then held off a furious comeback attempt by the Big Red women's lacrosse team to take a 15-10 victory this afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Tigers improved to 5-3 overall (2-0 Ivy), while Cornell slipped to 3-6 on the year (1-3 Ivy).
Junior attackman Mark Matthews notched game-highs of five goals, six points, and eight ground balls to lead 12th-ranked Denver to a 15-11 ECAC Lacrosse League victory over Hobart on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation today. The Pioneers trailed 6-2 early in the second quarter, but used a 9-1 run to take control of the contest.
In a hard fought battle that saw nine lead changes, the Dutchwomen of Union College slipped past the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s lacrosse team, 10-8 in Liberty League action on Saturday. With the loss, the Engineers fall to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in league play, while the Dutchwomen improve to 4-3 overall (2-0 Liberty League).
The Alfred University women’s lacrosse team was defeated, 20-3, by visiting Stevens Saturday afternoon. Alfred (0-4, 0-2 Empire 8) trailed Stevens, 12-3, at the half. For the game, the Lady Saxons were outshot 42-10.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team returns to action this weekend when it hosts No. 9/9 Army in a Patriot League matchup on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports.
The hottest team in the Patriot League and winners of six-straight contests, ninth-ranked Army looks to post its first Patriot League road win and remain undefeated in conference play when it visits Colgate on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights, who played their last three games in a seven-day span, have had a week to prepare for the Raiders.
To go or not to go? That is the question, and the Syracuse University lacrosse team has been struggling to answer it recently. The top-ranked Orange (7-0), which will face No. 3 Duke (8-2) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU) in the Big City Classic, has long enjoyed a reputation for being offensive magicians. The magic has suddenly disappeared.
Niki Holmes scored four goals, including the first two of the second half, to help lead the University of Rochester women's lacrosse team to a 10-6 win over Clarkson in the Liberty League opener for both teams on Friday. Rochester (2-4) led just 4-2 at halftime, then Holmes scored twice to give the Yellow Jackets a four-goal cushion.
Navy goalkeeper RJ Wickham (Penn Yan) was a one-man highlight reel last night against Georgetown, making a slew of spectacular saves. Unfortunately for the Midshipmen, attackman Travis Comeau produced his own highlight tape with some slick shots that even the red-hot Wickman couldn't stop.
Wickham said he played in honor of Amber Hopkins, a high school friend who died last weekend of brain cancer. The junior out of Penn Yan Academy clearly played with great passion and energy in surpassing his previous career-high for saves by one.
It took just 22 seconds for the Wildcats to get on the board. Right after Matt Schattner won the opening face-off, Tim Barber got open, charged in and beat Corcoran's sophomore goalie, Noah Galvan, who would struggle the entire evening. Barely a minute later, defenseman Pat Brown took the ball in his own end and made an 80-yard run to the other net, throwing it home to make it 2-0.
There sure has been a lot going on in the world of the Rochester Knighthawks in the five years since they spent a seemingly throw-away fifth-round draft choice on Cory Vitarelli. During that time, the team has changed ownership once, won a National Lacrosse League championship, missed the NLL playoffs for the first time in franchise history (and then did that a second time), traded away its all-time greatest player, and burned through four head coaches.
After a fine showing on national television in Minnesota, the Buffalo Bandits return home to host the Washington Stealth at 7:30 p.m. today. Buffalo (8-3) takes a four-game winning streak back to Banditland as they host the reigning National Lacrosse League champion Stealth.
There was an initial concern when the 2011 Konica Minolta Big City Classic schedule came out last year that there would be overlap between this Sunday’s college lacrosse triple-header at New Meadowlands Stadium and this weekend’s college basketball Final Four.
When you are coming off consecutive 5-4 wins, one that went to Double OT and another that came down to the final goal being scored with 6 seconds to go, you would think the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team could use a break.
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The Hobart lacrosse team will host No. 12 Denver in an ECAC Lacrosse League showdown on Boswell Field at noon on Saturday, April 2. The Statesmen are 1-0 in conference play, a half game behind the first place Pioneers (2-0). The game will be broadcast live on WEOS-FM (89.7/90.3). Outside of the broadcast area, fans can follow the action online with All-Access Video and Live Stats.
Syracuse senior midfielder Jovan Miller has had one of the more interesting college lacrosse careers in recent memory. Between winning two national championships and getting knocked out of the tournament in the first round of his junior season, Miller developed into a full-field All-American midfielder after entering college as the Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Issue's X-Factor. Here, he talks about his career, his fans (shout out to the Jovi Nation) and his relationship with the media. (Audio 17:03)
Jordan Wolf first caught the eye of John Christmas five years ago during a middle school indoor game in suburban Philadelphia. Christmas, then a Lower Merion coach, had heard rumblings about an eighth grader with serious potential and turbo jets. When he saw Wolf play indoors, it didn't take long to understand all the stop-and-go hoopla. Sure, the kid was small, no more than 5 feet tall and 115 pounds soaking wet. But what he lacked in size he more than made up with fearlessness around the crease and an ability to blow by defensemen like they were standing still. "He was running around like a little Mikey Powell," Christmas said.
Two top-five teams clash when No. 1 Syracuse (7-0) faces No. 3 Duke (8-2) in the nightcap of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at New Meadowlands Stadium. The contest marks the first time since 1992 the Orange and Blue Devils will meet in the regular season. The two teams have combined to win the last three national championships. Syracuse brought home the championship trophy in 2008 and 2009. Duke won its first NCAA title last season.
Sophomore Marissa Potter scored four goals and chipped in two assists to lead the William Smith lacrosse team to a 14-7 win over visiting St. Lawrence in the Liberty League opener for both teams on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
The Ithaca women's lacrosse team (3-2, 1-0 Empire 8) opened conference action with a convincing 14-10 victory over visiting Rochester Institute of Technology (1-7, 0-1 Empire 8) on Friday afternoon at Higgins Stadium.
Men’s lacrosse looks like the team to watch this season as they kick off the spring undefeated. They have won all of their first five games, including three away games. The team finished strong last season with a 10-4 record. It has not reached the Liberty League tournament since 2006, but by the way that they blew out of the starting gates this spring shows that the men are determined to snag a spot in the tournament.
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team won its Empire 8 Conference season-opener on Friday, as the No. 19 Cardinals posted a 21-6 win over Elmira College at Corning's War Memorial Stadium.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team lost to nationally-ranked No. 9 Stevens Institute of Technology 11-6 in the Empire 8 Conference opener for both squads Friday afternoon at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. Junior goalie Shelby Barbay stopped a career-high 21 shots and essentially kept the Pioneers in the contest until the final horn, despite being outshot 38-12 on the afternoon.
“We’re lucky because we’re in the spring, so we saw the fall teams and the winter teams (make the transition) and I don’t think anybody had a hard time,” Corning head coach Kim McNaney said. “Our styles of play (at East and West) were a little different, but it hasn’t taken long for everybody to come on board and do the same thing.”
"I thought we played well today," Clarence coach Mike Silverstein said. "We've been stuck in the gym and had to shake off a little rust in the first five minutes, but we played well after that. We took a 12-2 halftime lead and then kept them at arm's length the rest of the way.
This weekend Cornell women’s lacrosse will play one of the most important games of its season. The Red (3-5, 1-2 Ivy League) will host Princeton (4-3, 1-0) tomorrow afternoon at 12 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field.
Oswego State's men's lacrosse junior Andy Lever is making his case to be arguably the best Oswego State spring sport athlete. Lever is the reigning Oswego State player of the week after putting up eight points in a pair of Laker wins. At 1.71 assists per game, he is one of the top three assist men in the SUNYAC. And that's just this season. Last year, in his first year with the program, Lever led the team in points, goals and assists, something he didn't expect after transferring to Oswego State from a humbling situation.
Cameron Gunn and Tom Markham scored five goals apiece and combined for four assists to lead Broome Community College to a 17-4 victory at Hudson Valley Community College in Thursday afternoon's men's lacrosse match.
The Colgate women's lacrosse team is currently riding its longest winning streak of the season and will look to extend it as the Raiders travel to Yale for a 4 p.m. start on Friday. All game day links are available at the Women's Lacrosse Game Central link at gocolgateraiders.com.
Roy Simmons Jr is one of the sports world's more unique figures. He coached Syracuse for 28 years and won six NCAA titles for the Orange, building that program into a national power. But it's his approach that might stand out the most. An artist with a different viewpoint on the sport, he let his players run freely in practice and on the field, while taking them to museums and making them listen to classical music on the bus.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has been struggling at the faceoff X recently, part of the reason the offense has produced only 10 goals in its last two games combined. SU’s success rate at the X has dipped to .523 (79-for-151) for the season. It has won only seven more draws than the opposition and is 9-for-27 (.333) in its last two games.
For the Fredonia women's lacrosse team, the devil really has been in the details. It's not just that the Blue Devils have opened the season with a program-record seven straight wins and won six of those by at least eight goals. It's that Saturday's 18-7 win at RIT came over a year to the day from an overtime loss against the same squad. It's that last year's seven-goal loss to St. Lawrence became this year's grittiest win, a 13-12 squeaker on March 15 in Florida.
On April 16, 2011, the Statesmen Athletic Association will honor the 1981 Hobart lacrosse team by naming it a Team of Distinction. The team will be recognized at halftime of the Hobart-Bellarmine lacrosse game at 7 p.m. on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
The 1981 team opened its defense of the Division III National Championship the same way it had claimed the inaugural title, with explosive offense, defeating Brown 20-13 in the first ever lacrosse game in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome. After the win over the Bears, the Statesmen rattled off two more wins, 18-8 over Middlebury and an 8-6 defeat of Cornell, before falling to UMass in overtime, 10-9. Hobart won its next two games by a combined 23 goals before falling to Syracuse, again in overtime, 12-11. The Statesmen responded with victories over St. Lawrence, UMBC, and Cortland before suffering their only regulation loss of the season, an 8-5 setback against eventual Division II champion, Adelphi. Hobart bounced back by winning its regular season finale in dominant fashion, posting a 17-5 decision over Union.
The William Smith lacrosse team will open Liberty League play this weekend with two games on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The Herons will host the St. Lawrence University Saints on Friday at 4 p.m., and the Clarkson University Golden Knights will come to Geneva on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Frontier showcased the growth of its girls lacrosse program last season in handing six-time defending Section VI champion Lancaster its first loss to a Western New York team since 2007. This year, the Falcons are hoping to take positive steps such as that 9-7 win and turn them into a trip to the sectional final, a feat that the program is closing in on but has yet to accomplish.
The Skidmore College women’s lacrosse team lost for the first time this season, 9-4 to #4 Trinity College, Wednesday night at Wachenheim Field. The Thoroughbreds are 4-1, while the Bantams move to 6-0.
The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team dropped their fourth straight contest of the 2011 season Wednesday afternoon, falling 23-10 in non-conference action to host SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam.
“The use of smartphones has absolutely skyrocketed in recent years and our branded mobile app will become a go-to source for fans seeking to get their MLL fix on the run,” said Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross. “It will supplement our latest marketing initiatives, providing fans with scores, video and league updates, and the opportunity to tap into all things MLL on their mobile devices.”