Brampton did just fine without Joe Walters, Jarrett Davis and Kyle Rubisch Sunday night, but they’ll certainly welcome the trio back for Game 6 of the MSL finals. Those three, along with Lakers faceoff ace Geoff Snider, came within a goal of the winning a pro field lacrosse title in the midst of Hurricane Irene Sunday.
Middies rarely are afraid of the dirty work and Matthew Chadderdon, out of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, believes he’s one of those guys. That’s why he’s more than ready to hear his name called at the National Lacrosse League draft on Sept. 21 in Toronto.
The Braves, comprised of many well known players from Onondaga and Akwesasne, were led by Brett Bucktooth’s 2 goals and 4 assist. It was an impressive performance for a guy who’s going on five straight days of lacrosse, having played Saturday in the MLL semifinals and then in the title game on Sunday, and then making the trip back north in time for the Braves’ 4PM game on Monday. Jeremy Thompson and Kahnawake’s Brodie Merrill are also this week’s marathon men.
Mike Murphy spent eight years on the Army lacrosse sidelines as an assistant coach. He also spent many hours blogging the ins and outs of Army lacrosse over the last couple of years. This summer, Murphy accepted the head coaching job at Colgate. Below is Murphy's farewell blog entry.
To the Army faithful, I am sorry that this took me so long, I have been preoccupied! Well, needless to say, a lot has happened since Friday night, May 6. I definitely did not think it would be the last time I would walk off the field at Michie Stadium as a coach at West Point. But, the opportunity at Colgate presented itself and Jen, Colin and I could not pass it up . .
Cathy Cummings Haker, Director of Athletics and Recreation at The College of Saint Rose, announced that Tim Robbins has been named the College’s head men’s lacrosse coach. The Golden Knights will play 13 games during the inaugural 2012 campaign and a full NCAA Division II and Northeast-10 Conference slate in 2013.
It wasn't all that long ago that I met two men who truly define what the saying "art of lacrosse" really mean. Alf Jacques and Vincent Ricasio are two men who have kept the sport of lacrosse alive in two different ways, all bound together by the word art.
The North American Lacrosse League announced today that the 2011 College Draft will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 8:00 PM ET in New York. Each of the NALL's five teams will select six players each from NCAA lacrosse programs in the United States.
Barry Powless of the Onondaga Nation is featured as one of the outstanding Haudenosaunee lacrosse players. Barry was an All-American atttackman at LaFayette HS and later the first alumni Head Coach, winning lacrosse titles as an Onondaga Warrior/Redhawk, a North Shore Indian, a Furgus Thistle, a New Westminster Salmonbellie, a Tuscarora Arrow, a Vancouver Adnac and professional titles with the Buffalo Bandits and and as a Head Coach of the Rochester Knighthawks.
Lacrosse fans in Canada and the United States will remember Barry Powless as one of the greatest lacrosse players in recent history to come from the Onondaga Nation, but he would tell you that he is just part of a long line of lacrosse players that represented the Powless family over the past century.
Nearly nine months of work to improve the playing experience in youth boys' lacrosse paid off Friday when the US Lacrosse Men's Game Committee voted unanimously to adopt age-appropriate, national playing rules. The vote sends the initiative to the US Lacrosse Board of Directors' meeting Sept. 10-11, and adoption by the board at that time would implement the rules for the 2012 season.
Two Syracuse University sports legends have teamed up for an event to benefit the Nancy Simmons Wisdom House. Orange football great Joe Ehrmann and Hall of Fame men’s lacrosse coach Roy Simmons Jr. will hold a discussion and book signing on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Syracuse Stage.
Around 40 players gathered, many of whom were on teams from the past 7 years. There were also a few “Ridgemen” in attendance. Even a former coach, Randy Garrett, who coached from 1976 to 1979, and currently coaches at St. John Fisher College, came to check out the alumni game, accompanied by some of his former players.
This paper by Michael Mauboussin provides a high-level look at Division I men's lacrosse using statistics. The game is broken down into its core elements, possessions and possession efficiency, and the main contributory factors are evaluated. This type of analysis provides insight into how games are won, allows for the quantification of the value of certain contributions, and provides a path for quantifying individual player contributions to wins.
In May, I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh (GO CARDS!) where I spent four years playing on the lacrosse team as a close defenseman. This spring I received a job in England where I will teach and play lacrosse for the next eight months.
Into the final seconds of Sunday's Major League Lacrosse championship game, Casey Powell gave an effort that left no doubt he wanted to win a title after a two-plus year hiatus from the league. But after a four-goal effort that carried the Hamilton Nationals offense in a 10-9 defeat, there is a chance Sunday's game could be Powell's last as a pro after he suffered a right knee injury.
"I saw Paul split the double and I stepped up to help," Powell said. "I think he tried to swim dodge me, and his knee hit the outside of my thigh so hard that my knee kind of buckled. I have to go get it checked out."
The Hamilton Nationals rally fell short despite a second-half surge, as the Boston Cannons earned their first title with a 10-9 victory. Casey Powell scored three second-half goals, but Hamilton failed to win its second Major League Lacrosse title on Sunday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
In a joyous scene as elbow pads, jerseys, gloves and equipment were hurled into the crowd at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. And then, a long pole soared into the air for one of the many gathering to celebrate the Cannons’ win.
from Alaina Potrikus / The Post-Standard The Post-Standard
The merger is a first for the city’s varsity sports, school officials said, but it won’t be the last. In the spring, baseball and softball and both boys and girls lacrosse teams will combine to compete as new East and West teams.
Plans call for the Waterfront Sports and Entertainment Center on Lakeshore Drive in Blasdell to have five turf fields and offer organized leagues and training for soccer, softball, football, kickball, lacrosse and other sports.
Rookie Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) had never lost in Annapolis while playing against Navy for the US Military Academy. Saturday, he recorded an MVP performance with two goals and one assist to lead the Hamilton Nationals to an 11-9 win over the Denver Outlaws.
With the first stages of Hurricane Irene belting the stadium, the Nats won to return to the championship game for the first time since the 2009 championship season. The weather appeared worse to a viewing audience and did not phase veteran Casey Powell, who hails from West Carthage, NY.
While many events along the East Coast were cancelled or postponed in advance of Hurricane Irene's approach, Major League Lacrosse went ahead as planned with its championship weekend in Annapolis with semifinals Saturday. The decision, judging from fan comments on the league's own website, was questionable given concerns about heavy rain, wind and flooding normally associated with hurricane conditions.
The final is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Sunday. After Saturday's decision by the league to play through Hurricane Irene, it's likely the championship game will occur regardless the conditions. But the forecast looks decent: 80 degrees, partly cloudy with some wind and a 10-percent chance of rain. Here are few things to watch heading into championship Sunday, besides the weather.
Former Ohio State attackman Jeff Tundo is transferring to Stony Brook and will have two years of eligibility with the Seawolves and coach Jim Nagle, the program confirmed today . . .
In other transfer news, former Maryland and St. Mary’s Annapolis goalie Dom Lamolinara transferred to Syracuse and will look to be in the mix to replace John Galloway alongside Matt Lerman and freshman Bobby Wardwell.
(Also news on Logan Tousaw, Eric DeJohn, Ryan Burnham, and Randy Staats.)
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Friday the players who have been named to the 2011 Lacrosse.com All-Major League Lacrosse Team, recognizing the best players at each position. Named to the All-MLL team were:
Another NCAA Division III season finished, another dust-collector for the Salisbury men's lacrosse trophy case. The end result was familiar, but the 2011 campaign was a thrilling one, with great games on a weekly basis and some stunning upsets along the way. This season should match, or exceed, it.
I like Freddy: we both cheer for Syracuse University's sports teams and Lulu's broadcasts them: football, basketball, lacrosse. Even though half-Indian he doesn't catch on to nuances of cradling a lacrosse ball in a stick and suddenly shooting it like a bullet into a net.
Barring unsafe or unplayable conditions that may arise from Hurricane Irene, Major League Lacrosse's Championship Weekend in Annapolis, Md., is expected to be played in its entirety this weekend, MLL commissioner David Gross said Wednesday.
"Obviously, if we have full-bore hurricane, we'll be delayed, but these things move fairly quickly in and out of the region," Gross said on a conference call with reporters and television commentators. "We plan on getting all three games in this weekend. People should come. There's no reason not to. The games will get in."
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A big question is how will the kids on offense handle the playoff atmosphere in Annapolis? The roster is young, fortified by the best draft class in MLL history. Boltus won the 2011 Rookie of the Year Award after being drafted No. 43. "Jeremy brings that blue-collar Army approach," Rodgers said. "He's played with a chip on his shoulder. Assistant coach Gary Gait has tutored him well, and Jeremy's been a key to our run."
US Lacrosse's men's game leadership has announced its end of season man of the year, coach of the year and assistant coach of the year awards in more than 36 states and the District of Columbia. Combined, the three awards recognize 230 ambassadors of the game who have demonstrated significant contributions to the game in their area and beyond.
Fans of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join in with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the 11th annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, September 9-10. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.
The expansion Charlotte Hounds and Ohio Machine are both technically on the clock right now, but a coin flip scheduled for Friday afternoon at Major League Lacrosse owners' meetings will put an end to that.
4. Brian Sullivan, Bishop Timon-St. Jude/North Carolina
10. Brandon Mullins, Coppell (Texas)/Syracuse
16. Ralph D'Agostino, Immaculata (N.J.)/Syracuse
21. Bobby Tait, Germantown Academy (Pa.)/Syracuse
23. Eric Chadderdon, Hamburg/Ohio State
32. Jordan Stevens, Smithtown West (N.Y.)/Cornell
34. Kevin Harris, Stevenson (Ill.)/Albany
35. Connor Hunt, De La Salle (Calif.)/Cornell
38. Nikhon Schuler, Niskayuna/Johns Hopkins
R. Bruce Allison – Administrator/Developer: Inducted into US Lacrosse Adirondack Chapter Hall of Fame (2006), US Lacrosse Colorado Chapter Hall of Fame (1995), National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame (1995), Colorado School of Mines Athletic Hall of Fame (2007), Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2006), Union College Athletic Hall of Fame (2005) and SUNY Cortland Athletic Hall of Fame (1988)
The Akwesasne Mohawk nation is gearing up to host the 2011 President’s Cup Championship. The national senior lacrosse tournament is expected to draw thousands of spectators for the season-end finale. (Video 1:12)
Multiple sources have confirmed to Inside Lacrosse that Johns Hopkins midfielder John Greeley sustained a knee injury while playing for IAS/Breakaway at the Lake Placid Summit Classic on Aug. 6 and recently underwent surgery in Baltimore to repair the damage.
Hopkins' officials don't comment on player injuries as part of a program policy; however, when asked about Greeley's prospects for the spring 2012 season, coach Dave Pietramala said two weeks ago that he expected Greeley to play.
In this segment we focus on the 200 MLL Champions, the Rochester Rattlers, who had a disappointing 2011 finishing 2-10 on the season, a record that kept them out of this year's playoffs. In 2011, the Rattlers were backed by defensemen Greg Bice who was named the 2011 New Balance MLL Sportsman of the Year and Ned Crotty who in only his second year in the league captured the 2011 MLL Scoring Title with 50 points (29g, 21a).
Attackman Connor English has asked for and received his release from the University of Virginia, allowing him to transfer to another Division I university in time to play in the spring of 2012, he confirmed yesterday.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join our growing team of athlete representatives, he is a prime example of an outstanding student athlete," said John Gagliardi, President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. "We are looking forward to having Brian represent our company and share what he has learned with players across the country."
A manager with the men’s lacrosse team as an undergraduate at Syracuse, Mossovitz earned his bachelor’s degree in educational studies. While working on his master’s degree, he was a graduate assistant with the men’s lacrosse program and the team won the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Championship during his tenure. He also served as the assistant director of the Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Summer Program and was a production supervisor at the Carrier Dome. He received his master’s degree in student affairs counseling.
#1 Recruit - Lyle Thompson
from Geoff Shannon / Inside Lacrosse
IL's #1 incoming freshman Lyle Thompson talks about attending Albany with his brother.
Check back Tuesday morning for this year's Top 40 Midfielders and Top 40 Attackman, Wednesday morning for Top 40 Defensemen and Top 15 Goalies, and Thursday for our Top 50 Young Gun Seniors and Top 50 Young Gun Juniors lists.
Recruiting Roundup delivers to you some breaking commitment news from Central New York in this edition. There were a couple of noteworthy commitments in the 2013 class over the weekend, with two of Section 3’s best players deciding to continue their careers together in Central New York. And we update you on a few more upstate New York and Ontario commitments in the 2012 class as well.
High School and collegiate lacrosse teams training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will continue to tap into the expertise of one of the most recognized names in lacrosse as a result of a longer-term agreement with lacrosse superstar Casey Powell.
The Brighton, N.Y. Native completed her playing career just outside the Windy City in 2010, playing in 83 games, ranking second in program history with 203 draw controls and seventh with 238 career points. Her 193 goals ranked sixth. She was also a three-time All-American Lacrosse Conference selection, earning first team honors her last two seasons.
Heston enjoyed a standout career at Aquinas Institute in Rochester as a four-year varsity player and three-year starter. He finished his decorated career with 215 career points behind 152 goals and 63 assists. His career was highlighted by his junior campaign when he scored 60 goals and added 30 assists to lead his squad to a Section 5 Championship and into the NYS Empire State Games.
The IWLCA has recognized 56 Division I schools as earning Academic Squad honors for the 2011 season. Every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors, including NCAA champion Northwestern and NCAA semifinalist Duke. Eleven squads that participated in the NCAA Championships were named as Academic Squads.
Queens University of Charlotte Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Jim Fritz is pleased to announce the addition of David Streeten to his staff. Streeten fills the void left by Queens alum Randy Jones at the second assistant coach position.
“I'm very excited to be an assistant men's lacrosse coach at Queens,” said Streeten. “I can't thank Coach Fritz and the staff at Queens enough for giving me this opportunity. It is clear that they all have high expectations and a great vision for the direction of the team in the years to come.”
Colgate men's lacrosse head coach, Mike Murphy, has announced the addition of Mike Abbott (Nottingham) to the program as an assistant coach. Abbott will serve as the team's offensive coordinator.
“I am very pleased to add Mike to the staff,” stated Murphy. “Like Joe, he is a great young coach. Mike brings with him a championship pedigree. As a player he won national championships both at the University of Virginia and at Cortland. He earned another National Championship as a coach at Cortland. Mike will do a great job mentoring our offensive players. I think his knowledge of the game will help our guys reach their maximum potential. He also as a family that has had success in the game of lacrosse. Mike's dad Tom is one of the top Division 1 referees and his brother Matt was a great player at Syracuse.”
Hamilton Nationals first-year Head Coach Regy Thorpe knew he would have a challenging task ahead of him during the 2011 Major League Lacrosse, as he took over a team that missed the 2010 postseason and was undergoing a rebuilding effort.
Arrow Express Sports will hold its winter box lacrosse leagues this October at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. The league offers kids an opportunity to play at one of the premier practice and exhibition facilities for the National Lacrosse League and the Rochester Knighthawks.
Friday August 19, 2011
Ocean City - Salisbury's Sam Bradman
Seagulls star midfielder Sam Bradman (Canton) talks about living in Salisbury this summer preparing to defend their title.
US Lacrosse Thursday began accepting applications from under-15 lacrosse teams for at-large bids to the fourth annual US Lacrosse U15 National Championship, set for July 24-29, 2012, in Orlando. US Lacrosse will award 15 at-large bids to the 32-team girls' tournament and 15 at-large bids to the 32-team boys' tournament.
Coaches or team administrators may apply online at US Lacrosse.
The Rochester Knighthawks have agreed in principle with the City of Rochester and SMG, operator of Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial, on a new two-year lease that would keep the National Lacrosse League team in Rochester for at least two more seasons.
Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach T.W. Johnson recently announced the appointment of Chris Scanlon '05 to serve as an assistant coach for the 2012 season. The former Statesman midfielder joins the staff following John Svec's departure to become the head coach at Siena.
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler has announced that the team has signed forward Tracey Kelusky to a two-year contract, pending league approval. "I'm pumped to be back in Buffalo," Kelusky said. "There's nothing better than 'Banditland.'" Kelusky (9/9/1975, 5'8", 180 lbs.) joined the Bandits last year after a trade that brought the 11-year veteran to Buffalo in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft.
Prep Files with Hayes McGinley, an Ohio resident and verbal to the Orange for the class of 2013
How did the commitment process go for you? Although it was stressful at times, my family and I made the best of the whole process. I developed a great relationship with the coaches at Syracuse and loved everything the school had to offer academically and athletically. When Coach Desko and Coach Rogers made me an offer, I accepted. I knew I wanted to play for them and be a part of the Syracuse lacrosse family.
The Rochester Knighthawks will usher in the 2011 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft when they make the second overall selection on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel. The draft, which will air live on The NLL Network at NLL.com, will consist of six rounds. The Philadelphia Wings currently hold the first overall selection.
A live webcast of the Entry Draft will air on The NLL Network at NLL.com, powered by Livestream. The event is open to the public. The current draft order is listed below, and is subject to change pending trades between the clubs.
William Sullivan is going to Las Vegas, courtesy of the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team. Sullivan will spend four nights, five days at the luxurious Bellagio Resort and Casino. The North Greece resident won the trip for collecting the most chips at the team’s inaugural Casino Night on April 5th at The Blue Cross Arena.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Wednesday that Hamilton Nationals attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) has been named as the 2011 Cascade MLL Rookie of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general manager of each of the League’s six teams.
By Paolo Ciferri's estimation, the incoming Ithaca High senior was a Syracuse lacrosse fan by the time he was 5 years old. But the game was already running through his blood long before then. "I'm pretty sure if you ask my mom, she'll tell you I was born and she put a little stick in my hand right after birth," he said.
For the sixth consecutive season, the Denver Outlaws led Major League Lacrosse in attendance, drawing a total of 73,989 fans (12,331 per game). That total represents the highest single-season attendance figure in league history, topping the previous record of 69,806 fans that the Outlaws drew in their inaugural season in 2006.
Bellarmine University Director of Athletics Scott Wiegandt announced the hiring of Kevin Burns (West Genesee) as the head lacrosse coach today. Burns, who played collegiate lacrosse at ECAC rival Loyola, most recently served as first assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts.
“I'm very pleased that Kevin will be coming on board with Bellarmine,” Wiegandt said. “He has boundless energy and has served and played under some of the best coaches in the game. I'm confident that Kevin will move Bellarmine lacrosse in the right direction.”
Mike Warwick (Watertown HS/Cortland St.), a former physical education teacher in the Rome City School District and the first lacrosse coach at Rome Free Academy, died last week at age 70.
Warwick, of Rome, will be remembered for establishing the area’s first lacrosse program at RFA in the late 1960s and coached the Black Knights’ varsity for nearly 30 years until his retirement in 1998.
"From Ben Schwartzwalder I learned the difference between transactional and transformational coaching. I learned that when narcissism replaces other-centered coaching, teams can fracture into separate cliques. I also learned the consequences of remaining silent before injustices. From Coach Simmons I learned to look from the ground to the sky. I learned to appreciate the beauty, aesthetics, and spirituality of sports. I coach outside the box the way my mentor did with dignity, integrity, and respect. ...
The Rattlers 2011 Major League Lacrosse season wrapped up last Saturday night with a 16-15 overtime loss to the Boston Cannons in Harvard Stadium. The Rattlers off-season started with a team golf outing in Boston on Sunday. Here’s a look at some of the major off-season events that will be taking place between now and the 2012 Major League Lacrosse season.
Saturday, Aug. 13 marked the last day of shooting the lacrosse scenes for Crooked Arrows. It was a bittersweet ending that was the culmination of years of vision, months of planning and 10 long consecutive days of filming lacrosse action for the cast and crew.
The Haudenosaunee Nation’s squad showed a lot of heart at the world girls’ under-19 field lacrosse tournament, facing some of the world’s toughest competition. This marked just the second time the Haudenosaunee Nation competed at this world tournament, the first being the 2007 championships in Peterborough, Ontario, where they finished sixth.
SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse head coach Kathy Taylor has been chosen as both the 2011 Division III Empire Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and the 2011 Division III Upstate New York Coach of the Year by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
In addition, Cortland junior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) has been selected as the ECAC Division III Upstate New York Offensive Player of the Year.
SUNY Cortland freshman midfielder Joe Slavik (Binghamton/Seton Catholic) has been chosen as the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Upstate New York Rookie of the Year.
Four Cortland players – senior attackman Jay DiStefano (Huntington/Harborfields), senior midfielder Chris DeLuca (Sayville), senior defender Justin Schneidman (Katonah/John Jay-Cross River) and senior defender Shane Crossett (Camillus/West Genesee) – were chosen to the All-ECAC Upstate New York first team.
Kyle Georgalas, a former first team All-Ivy League, honorable mention All-America selection and later five-year assistant coach at Cornell, joined Army's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach as announced by seventh-year head coach Joe Alberici on Monday morning.
Also on hand was Syracuse men's coach John Desko, Syracuse women's coach Gary Gait, Harvard coach Chris Wojcik, Brown coach Lars Tiffany, Tufts coach Mike Daly and West Genesee (N.Y.) High School coach Mike Messere. They stood together during a panning shot of them watching the action on field and taking notes as recruiters.
Rutgers University product Adam Goldberg (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored four goals and added an assist to lead Jerusalem Lacrosse Club past Tel Aviv Lacrosse Club, 12-11, in front of a standing room only crowd at Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem on Saturday.
There was no shortage of fascinating human interest stories throughout the week at the Summit Classic. And there were a few items of note that are worth one more mention before we share a few more of the action shots and pics of unique jerseys from the week:
Racing legend Tony Stewart earned a big victory for the National Lacrosse League Rochester Knighthawks tonight, as he won his heat in the Empire Super Series at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
“It’s a big half-mile track and for him to spank regular drivers was unbelievable,” said Glenn Styres, who co-owns Ohsweken Speedway with his brother and Knighthawks Owner/GM Curt Styres.
Lacrosse has been on a slow and steady rise in the sports world for the last 10 years and if it hasn’t sunk in yet, it will when “Crooked Arrows,” the first feature film about the game, comes out during spring 2012.
As the regular season comes to a close, the attention turns to the season’s best athletes, many of whom will be competing at the 2011 Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior. The League’s best of the best will be selected to join the All-MLL Team through 30% fan influence with the General Managers and Coaches deciding the rest of the vote.
After a six-point performance in the Boston Cannons' 16-15 overtime victory over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night, midfielder Paul Rabil earned his second Major League Lacrosse scoring title in the last three years.
The U.S. captured its fourth consecutive Federation of International Lacrosse Under-19 Women's World Championship Saturday with a 14-11, come-from-behind win over archrival Australia. Team USA trailed 6-3 midway through the first half, but stormed back to complete its title run and end the tournament with a perfect 8-0 record.
The Cannon’s Kevin Buchanan scored the game tying with three seconds left in regulation and Boston’s Brad Ross won the game twenty-seven seconds into overtime to give the Cannons their ninth win of the year, 16-15, at Harvard Stadium on Saturday night. The Rattlers Martin Cahill had given Rochester the led with 2:49 left in the game. It was Cahill’s third goal of the game and his 19th of the season. The game was closely contested throughout. The largest lead was only two goals.
Hamilton used a balanced attack as eight players scored goals and four players recorded multiple-goal efforts. Rookie David Earl tied his season high with four points (3+1). Joe Walters and Cody Jamieson both recorded two goals and one assist, while Jordan Hall collected three points as well with one goal and two assists.
By means of their 9-3 regular season record, the Boston Cannons have secured the top overall seed and will face the fourth-seeded and defending MLL champion Chesapeake Bayhawks in the first semi-final at 12 p.m. In the second semi-final, the second-seeded Denver Outlaws will play the Hamilton Nationals, who hold the third seed in this year's MLL Championship Weekend.
The U.S. Under-19 women’s national team will play for the gold medal Saturday at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Women’s World Championship, thanks to a 19-5 defeat of England in Friday’s semifinals. The Americans, 7-0 at the FIL event, will play Australia, a 14-10 winner over Canada in the other semifinal, at 3:30 p.m. local time in Germany (9:30 a.m. Eastern time).
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) on Thursday announced its Division III Men’s Lacrosse Upstate All-Star Team. Receiving individual awards . . . Jake Coon is the ECAC Coach of the Year and MJ Kiekebelt is the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, both from the Rochester Institute of Technology, while Sean Aaron of Union College is the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year and SUNY Cortland midfielder Joe Slavik is the ECAC Rookie of the Year.
Starting the game with a 9-0 run, the U.S. Under-19 team raced to a commanding 19-5 win over England in the first semifinal of the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Women's World Championship. With the victory, Team USA advances to the championship game and earns a chance to defend its three consecutive FIL titles.
"It's just the best feeling ever," said midfielder and team captain Taylor Trimble, who score twice. "This is the day and the moment we've been waiting for this entire time. Tryouts were exactly a year ago, and we're ready to really get this done and get the gold and bring it home."
The ECAC announced Thursday its Division III Men’s Lacrosse Upstate All-Star Team. MJ Kiekebelt (Caledon, Ontario/St. Andrews College/Aurora), Kelso Davis (Freeport, ME/Deerfield Academy) and Jordan MacIntosh (Oakville, ON/Holy Trinity) were honored and Head Coach Jake Coon was named Coach of the Year.
While [Emily Marks is] at Oswego with a hockey-first mentality, she'll also suit up for the women's lacrosse team. "Hockey comes first. I am going down there to play hockey mainly. Whenever I can make lacrosse, I'll go," she says, noting while practices start in the fall, the actual lacrosse regular season won't begin until around February.
Well it has been months in the planning and making. The anticipation has been building and the wait is finally over. The first class of the newly formed Penn Yan Academy Athletic Hall of Fame will be announced to the public next week.
Only 10 minutes remained before opening faceoff May 19. But Hamilton attackman Jeremy Boltus wasn't stretching, taping up his lacrosse stick or shooting warm-up shots. He was stuck in traffic in Ontario between Toronto and Oakville. It remained unclear when the rookie would arrive at Ron Joyce Stadium in time. Traffic subsided, Boltus bolted to the stadium and he walked on the field just before the Nationals-Bayhawks game began.
"Exhaustion isn't a big thing for me," Boltus said. "You're playing a game that you love. It's nice to have a long five-day week and then reward yourself with lacrosse on the weekend."
The U.S. and Wales finished first in their respective pools, each entering championship play with undefeated records. Australia, Canada, Japan, England and Haudenosaunee rounded out the standings in Pool A while Scotland, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand and the Netherlands rounded out the standings for Pool B.
The Rattlers Ned Crotty and the Cannons Paul Rabil will be in the spotlight on Saturday night when Rochester travels to Boston for their regular season finale in Harvard Stadium at 7PM. Crotty and Rabil are the top two scorers in Major League Lacrosse this season, and one of them will likely leave Harvard Stadium with the 2011 scoring title. Boston (8-3) has already secured the number one seed for Championship Weekend on August 27th and 28th while the Rattlers were eliminated from the playoffs with a 15-6 loss in Long Island on July 28th.
One spot remains up for grabs in the four-team Major League Lacrosse playoffs entering the final weeked on the regular season. And the two teams eligible for the last berth, the Hamilton Nationals and Long Island Lizards, play Saturday night on Long Island.
With a stifling defensive effort, the U.S. beat Scotland, 13-1, in the quarterfinals of the 2011 FIL Under-19 Women's World Championship. Team USA improved to 6-0 in the tournament and advanced to the semifinal round versus England on Friday.
"We wanted our defense to be very patient with their checking and to force the attacker to make the mistake. We did a great job of that," said U.S. head coach Krystin Porcella.
Although the NCAA web site has readily accessible team statistics for all divisions, one cannot display them side by side, create derived statistics, or see whether there's a relationship between the statistics and performance. We've taken the final statistics for the 2011 season, created numerous derived statistics, and calculated the average win/loss percentage and computer power rating (PR) for each quintile (20%) for each statistic.
Major League Lacrosse and Lacrosse.com (Great Atlantic Lacrosse Company) are giving fans the opportunity to determine who will make this year’s All-MLL Team.
As the regular season comes to a close, the attention turns to the season’s best athletes, many of whom will be competing at the 2011 Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior. The League’s best of the best will be selected to join the All-MLL Team through 30% fan influence with the General Managers and Coaches deciding the rest of the vote. The poll was launched Monday, August 8 and will close on Friday, August 19. MLL and Lacrosse.com look forward to hearing the fans’ opinions and giving them the opportunity to choose the best players.
“We have done it,” said John Petosa, who lead the fundraising effort. “We have $43,000 exactly as of today. Tonight we were given a $10,000 check from the West Genesee Sports Boosters. That gives us $53,000.”
“Alec Baldwin said if we made $50,000, he’d give us $25,000,” Petosa said. “That gives us $3,000 towards next year.”
“I am very excited to have Joe join our staff,” stated Murphy. “He is a great young coach. I have known Joe for the past five years and have watched his career closely. He is very passionate about coaching and I know he will do a great job mentoring our defensive unit as well as our entire team. Joe was a great player at Lynchburg College and he comes from a great family of coaches. His dad is the coach at the University of Virginia and his uncle/god-father is the coach at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.”
"We really wanted to bring something back to the community of Western New York as a whole and go beyond something that was just lacrosse oriented," Burke said. "The Ride for Roswell [the annual fundraising bike ride] goes to the same organization, but as a team, we spent time with the kids and families of Carly's Club all year. Doing Carly's Crossing was something really special for us."
After tough starts to their seasons, it seemed Major League Lacrosse's northern-most teams would each be treating 2011 as a rebuilding year. Four weeks in, Rochester and Hamilton sat at 0-4 and 1-3, respectively. Both teams cultivated large, strong draft classes, and it seemed the year would be about letting these players mature. But while the young Rattlers continued their struggles in the ensuing weeks, the Nationals began to put the pieces together.
The U.S. and Wales finished first in their respective pools, each entering championship play with undefeated records. Australia, Canada, Japan, England and Haudenosaunee rounded out the standings in Pool A while Scotland, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand and the Netherlands rounded out the standings for Pool B.
Bath Youth Lacrosse played in the 1812 Shootout in Sackets Harbor and have a team playing in the Rush Henrietta Modified Summer league. The 3/4 and 5/6 teams traveled north to play in the 1812 tournament for the first time. The tournament featured over 200 teams from around New York and Canada.
For many high school students entering their junior year, college is still a bit of a distant thought. The next two years are often critical in the decision-making process that usually comes for seniors.
But Aquinas' Billy Lombardi is not like most 16-year-olds and his talents on the lacrosse field and in the classroom have afforded him the ability to plan his future now, and he chose to do so.
The motto at West Point, "duty, honor, country," is fitting for Lakeland High School senior Chris Monteferante who has handled the immense duty of manning face-offs the past three years for Jim Lindsay's Lakeland/Panas lacrosse team.
The current 10-second count to return to the goal area in high school boys' lacrosse will be eliminated beginning with the 2012 season. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee – at its July 12-13 meeting in Indianapolis – also clarified rules regarding offside situations and a "Get it in/Keep it in" command for game officials. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
Sightseeing and Relaxing – Two things are done on the rest-day of the Women's U-19 World Championship in Hanover on the sixth day of the tournament. Only four teams are training for the next games. The Haudenosaunee are in Berlin and the Australian Team is in Hamburg.
A steady defensive effort characterized Team USA's play in its match against England, as the U.S. emerged with a 16-5 victory at the 2011 FIL Under-19 Women's World Championship. The Americans held the English to their lowest scoring output in the tournament. It was Team USA's fourth consecutive win.
Team USA used a deliberate attack to pull away from the Haudenosaunee and secure a 15-3 victory Saturday at the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Women's World Championship. Led by midfielder Mikaela Rix (three goals), the Americans employed intricate passing and careful shot selection to gain their third consecutive win.
"It helped us out a lot, because yesterday [against Canada], we kept forcing everything," midfielder Kelly McPartland said of Team USA's switch to a settled attack. "It helped us to calm down, or settle in, pull the ball out, work it around and wait for the perfect opportunity."
The Rochester Rattlers lost their final home match of the 2011 season on Saturday at Sahlen’s Stadium, falling 13-11 to the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Although the Rattlers are out of the playoff hunt, there is still a lot to play for next week. “I look around the field and we have some great rookies alongside me, Anthony Kelly, Matt Striebel and some other guys, so we are a young team,” Crotty said. “We are working towards a bigger goal right now and that is building towards next year. We still have a chance to upset teams trying to go to the playoffs this year.”
The Boston Cannons (8-3) clinched the regular season title with a 13-8 win over the Hamilton Nationals tonight at Ron Joyce Stadium. The loss dropped the Nats into a three-way tie for second place in Major League Lacrosse with a 6-5 record.
The Nationals battled back the entire game and finally tied the contest at eight only to have the Cannons’ explode for five straight goals to end the game. Boston goalie Jordan Burke closed the door with nine fourth-quarter stops as part of a 24-save effort.
There had been talk of a new sport in town but apart from seeking basic knowledge about it via Google, this writer had not come to terms with its entails hitherto – just like most of you.
An evening trip to Makerere University Business School (Mubs) sports grounds on a calm Saturday evening last week, however, banished some of the ignorance.
On a seventh straight amazing day, the all-SU Burnt Orange and Burning Orange took the top two divisions Sunday, winning the Master's I and Open Divisions. Burnt avenged an earlier loss to Motive Pure/LAXFU with an 8-6 win on Sunday.
The Lake Placid Summit honors Dan Spillett, a long-time participant in the tournament by making an annual award that recognizes Dan's many years of determination and perseverance in the face of complex personal challenges and obstacles
Recently traded to Major League Lacrosse’s Hamilton Nationals, Syracuse legend and still-dominant indoor-outdoor star Casey Powell won’t be able to suit up this year for the Burnt Orange in the Summit Classic’s Men’s Masters I Division because of league rules. However, that’s not stopping Powell from spending the week here at the tournament. Named the Director of Lacrosse Programs at Saint Andrew’s School in Florida last September, Powell is at the Summit Classic filling multiple roles: that of coach, and also that of tour guide.
Mr. Coombs, about to begin his sophomore year at Marist College (N.Y.), was one of two male teens killed in the one-car crash at about 1:30 a.m., police said. Three others were injured, but not severely, police said.
Ithaca High School rising junior Eli Lasda said Wednesday that he verbally committed to the Nittany Lions two days ago. His brother, Riley, recently graduated from IHS and will join the Penn State program under former Cornell coach Jeff Tambroni. "I just couldn't pass up playing with my brother down at Penn State," Eli said. "He didn't pressure me to play there or anything, but he definitely told me all the positive aspects."
Tawnie Johnson would have welcomed the opportunity to suit up for the Haudenosaunee Nation at the world girls’ under-19 field lacrosse tournament. Johnson, whose father is Onondaga, will participate at the world event, which runs Aug. 3-13 in Hannover, Germany. But the 17-year-old will play for the Canadian entry instead of the Haudenosaunee Nation side.
The John Mack Memorial Fund and lacrosse tournaments provide defibrillators and defibrillator training to sports clubs, teams and organizations throughout the Binghamton area. Almost 40 AED units have been donated in our community in the last four years.
Shannon McHale, who served as head coach at St. John Fisher and Potsdam, has been hired as Ithaca's women's lacrosse coach. McHale, who earned her master's degree from Ithaca, replaces Karen Hollands, who spent nine years as head coach at her alma mater.
"We are very pleased to have Shannon at the helm of our women's lacrosse program,” said Ken Kutler, Ithaca's director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports. “She brings a wealth of experience with her to Ithaca and her knowledge of the teams in the Empire 8 will be of great value as we compete for the conference title in 2012."
Team USA defeated the Canadians, 13-6, bringing its tournament record to 2-0 overall. Erin McMunn led the Americans with three goals, while Jen Cook added two goals and three assists. Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) (2g) was named Player of the Game.
As I travel around the country conducting coaching clinics using what we have learned from NCAA coaches, I often hear a common refrain as we get into the open dialog portion of the clinic on real-life game scenarios. "I just don't understand it ... Our kids just seem to start slow in many of the games." Or "We always spot a team two or three goals before we kick it in gear and really start to play. How do I fix it, when I don't know why?" These are questions I have received four times this month alone.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team has announced its 12-man incoming recruiting class. The 11 freshmen and one junior transfer will join the program later this month, when the 2011-12 academic year begins. From the Long Island region, Binghamton landed defenders Matthew DeLea (Wading River, N.Y.), Frank Gluchowski (Bayport, N.Y.) and Sean Mahoney (Shoreham, N.Y.) along with midfielder Emmett O'Hara (Bay Shore, N.Y.). Midfielder Connor Ferrito (Homer, N.Y.), defender Matt Kopp (Fayetteville, N.Y.) and attack Paul O'Donnell (Skaneateles, N.Y.) come from the Central New York Region.
American midfielder Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) scored back-to-back goals to open play, and Team USA never looked back as it raced to a 19-5 win over Japan in its first game of the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Women's World Championship. The U.S. never trailed in the victory, and attacker Erin McMunn led all scorers with six goals. McMunn was named player of the match for her efforts, an unexpected gift on her 18th birthday.
"It feels great to get our first win," Team USA head coach Krystin Porcella said. "The girls played so well. It was a tough Japan team that kind of startled us in the beginning a little bit, but it was fun to see the girls make the adjustments and start to pull away from a very good team.
Madison Acton, a midfielder for Team USA, chimes in with her experiences from the 2011 FIL U19 Women's World Championship:
This is my first time going to Europe so I was extremely excited just to come here, and also the World Championship is an amazing thing.
Coach Soudan will begin looking toward the future this weekend and he has plenty of young talent on the Rattlers roster to build around. Goalie John Galloway (Syracuse), attack Jordan McBride (Stony Brook), and Rochester native Grant Catalino (Maryland) have already been named the Cascade MLL Rookie of the Week. Rookie defender Joel White (Syracuse) is second in MLL with 62 ground balls. “They have young studs. Guys like John Galloway, Joel White, you can’t forget about Ned Crotty, and Grant Catalino at the attack. They are about a year or two away” MLL analyst Paul Carcaterra said.
Four-year letterwinner on the lacrosse and soccer teams … Captained lacrosse and soccer teams as a senior … Chosen to the All-Frontier League squad in lacrosse four years … Helped lacrosse team to state semifinals in 2009 and 2010 and won school’s first Frontier League title in 2011 … Picked to the all-north first-team in 2009 … Named scholar-athlete four times … Salutatorian member of the National Honor Society … Member of the key club … Elected president of the student council … Has played the piano for 14 years … Brother, Tommy Capone, plays lacrosse at Brown.
On August 8th through the 11th boys lacrosse players from across the country will be converging on the 200+ acres Golden Goal Tournament Park facility for its "ProLax Lacrosse Camp." Players ages 11 to 18 will have the rare opportunity to develop and sharpen their skills from special guest instructors:
Billy Bitter, a three-time All-American at the University of North Carolina and a first round draft pick by the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse.
Drew Adams, All-Star goalie with the MLL Long Island Lizards and three-time ECAC goalie of the year at Penn State University.
Brian Karalunas, a standout defenseman with Long Island Lizards and 2011 USILA First Team All-American and 2011 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year at Villanova University.
“We are excited to have Guy join our staff and his vision to build our men’s lacrosse program into one of the best in the country,” said JU director of athletics Alan Verlander. “Guy is deeply connected in the lacrosse community and has been successful at every level of coaching. We know that he can continue to build on the foundation we have in place. “I have been impressed and amazed by the outreach and support of the national lacrosse community and I expect that to magnify once people meet him in Jacksonville.”
The team representing the Haudenosaunee Nation at the world girls’ under-19 field lacrosse tournament is expected to face some rather stiff opposition. The club is one of 12 that will participate at the world tournament, which runs Aug. 3-13 in Hannover, Germany. This marks just the second time the Haudenosaunee Nation will compete at this world tournament. It finished sixth at the 2007 championships, which were held in Peterborough, Ontario. “We have a really young team going,” said Kathy Smith, the chairperson of the Haudenosaunee Nation women’s lacrosse board.
When the United States Under-19 women's lacrosse team steps on the field Thursday for its opening game at the Federation of International Lacrosse world championships in Hanover, Germany, expectations will be high — and with good reason.
Ithaca's Ciferri to SU
from Casey Vock
Paolo Ciferri, M, Ithaca verbally committed to Syracuse. He's part of the 2012 class.
The day that lacrosse fans and sports movie buffs have been waiting for came and went Tuesday, and the filming of "Crooked Arrows," the first feature film about lacrosse, was off and running.
Photos from the set
I’ve been involved with the sport of lacrosse, at some level, for over 20 years straight. And in my time, I’ve heard a TON of stories having to do with lax. Some of them are most likely 99% true, while others are probably pure fabrications. My interest here isn’t necessarily in the truth, but in the “legend” of these players. And as we know, legends are usually much more than the truth. And COMPLETELY relative. A legend to me, may not be a legend to you.
Five are SU alums.
Albany's Scott Marr will have a full new staff in 2012 with Chris Kivlen now the head coach at Montclair State and Billy Ralph having left coaching. Eric Wolf, who played for Marr and has been an assistant at Siena since graduating in ’07, will take one of those roles, and the other appears close to being filled.
Continuing a recent tradition, Inside Lacrosse proudly presents the 2011 Post-Graduate Top 10 recruits, the first of our extensive recruit rankings lists. Expect these players, after spending a year honing their skills, to make a case as top players this coming season.
Have you seen what teams have done to stop Jovan Miller? This week Mike Unterstein wrapped his entire stick across Miller’s neck; flipped him over and Miller still got the shot off. Miller is terrifying with the ball.
Starting Thursday, Porcella will guide the U.S. in search of its fourth straight gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s Under-19 World Championship in Hannover, Germany. The John Carroll girls coach follows Bryn Mawr coach Wendy Kridel, who stepped down as head coach after three straight gold medals.
US Lacrosse today opened registration for the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. The largest and most comprehensive educational and networking event in the lacrosse world is set for Jan. 13-15, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
The Opening ceremony and the opening game will be held on August 3rd in the Stadium/Playing Field #1 (Erika Fisch Stadion). Please see “venue” für directions. The programm for the opening ceremony can be read in the invitation. Please download here:
Rising junior Michelle Tumolo and former Orange All-American Katie Rowan have been named to the 2011-12 U.S. women’s senior national team. The 36-player roster was announced following a three-day tryout this past weekend, which featured more than 80 players. This year’s team will lay the foundation for the 2013 squad that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
Boltus scored two goals with two assists as the Nationals moved into second place in the MLL standings with their victory over Chesapeake. He scored a goal and added an assist during the Nationals’ nine-goal run in the first half that gave Hamilton a 10-2 lead at the intermission. The Army product also added a goal in the third quarter and contributed an assist in the fourth quarter.
Growing up in NYC, I wanted to keep playing lacrosse not just for fun, rather in the interest of being the BEST during game time. My problem was that, back then, there were hardly any lacrosse players in NYC to throw the ball around with – pretty much close to none.
My first installment of a two-part series titled “To Be Good Is Not Enough” was about my personal experience doing “Wall-Ball” in NYC. I wanted to keep the second installment pretty consistent, thus I took the character from the previous piece and made him practice his shot, or having a rip-session (a.k.a. a “rip-sesh”).
"Crooked Arrows," the first mainstream lacrosse movie, is seeking prep school students and families to be extras for a lacrosse game to be filmed Aug. 13 at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Mass.
The Le Moyne College Athletic Department is proud to unveil a new ticket package that will allow Dolphin fans to purchase season tickets for all home events. ‘Phins Pass holders will receive admission to all soccer, basketball, lacrosse and softball games for the 2011-12 academic year. Adult ‘Phins Passes are $75 while youth passes are tied to ‘Phins Kids Club memberships which are $20.
Coach Selvage: “Ashley is a fireball on the field. She uses great stick fakes and body movements to really evade her defense. Ashley has become twice the player in the last two seasons of her high school career and we expect her to be showing us immediately what kind of an impact player she can be. She is very quick around the crease and knows how to throw the defenders off with great deception and body language.”
At the conclusion of a three-day tryout featuring more than 80 of the top women's lacrosse players in the country, US Lacrosse has announced the 36-player roster for the 2011-12 U.S. women's national senior team. This team will lay the foundation for the 2013 team that will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
Kara Cannizzaro - Cazenovia, North Carolina '13
Erica LaGrow - Skaneateles, North Carolina '08
Katie Rowan - Delmar, Syracuse '09
Danielle Spencer - Brighton, Northwestern '10
Michelle Tumolo - Mullica Hill, N.J., Syracuse '13
Laura Zimmerman - Westhill, North Carolina '12
For Dick Pepper, of Camillus, this weekend’s annual lacrosse tournament named after his late son, John Pepper, is the highlight of the year. “It beats Christmas,” Pepper said Saturday as he stood in a field behind West Genesee High School where 16 of the top high school lacrosse teams from throughout the Northeast played in the John Pepper Wildcat Invitational tournament. “It makes my family really proud that so many people spend so much time remembering John.”
The LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Association is pleased to announce our annual FREE Boys & Girls Youth Lacrosse Clinic Aug 13 Saturday at 10 am Booher Fields (next to Fred Stafford Park) Rt 11 LaFayette. No registration required.