February 2011
Monday February 28, 2011 Share 9:00AM

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from Zach Brown/The Daily Orange
"I think we came out in the second half impatient," head coach John Desko said. "I thought that we wanted to make something happen right away and maybe relaxed a little too much looking at the scoreboard."
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from Chris Iseman/The Daily Orange
"Fortunately, we got off to a very good start against West Point," SU head coach John Desko said. "Which is a good way to play them if it can happen."
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from Zach Brown and Chris Iseman/The Daily Orange
Clinging to a one-goal lead with two minutes left, Syracuse needed to hold possession and run time off the clock to secure the victory. Enter JoJo Marasco.
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from Allison Guggenheimer/The Daily Orange
In a game that failed to showcase Syracuse's skills as a team, freshman Katie Webster did her job.
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from Zuri Irvin/The Daily Orange
Speed kills. Especially if one team has trouble getting back on defense. After figuring out how to exploit a hole in Syracuse's transition defense, the Cavaliers were off to the races in Syracuse's 21-11 loss to Virginia on Sunday inside the Carrier Dome.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Villanova senior co-captain Rachel Lasda has been named the Phillylacrosse.com Collegiate Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Lasda, a graduate of West Genesee High is a Pre-Med major (Biology) who plans to become a physician and is currently applying to medical schools. She sports a 3.26 GPA and was named to the BIG EAST Academic team last year.
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from Reena Gilani/The Cornell Daily Sun
Despite a blizzard the day before with snowy effects that could still be seen come Saturday afternoon, Schoellkopf Field was cleared off and the No. 6 men’s lacrosse team played its season opener against Hobart (1-1) as was scheduled.
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from John Pitarresi/The Utica Observer-Dispatch
Box lacrosse is a fast-moving, very rugged game. Eric Patterson likes that, which is why he and his friend, Matt DiChristopher, dedicated Buffalo Bandits fans, made the three-hour trip from Cheektowaga to watch the 2011 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game on Sunday at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Knighthawks forward Shawn Evans made the most of his first All-Star appearance as he put up 12 points en route to MVP honors at the 2011 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game this afternoon. Evans paced the East with four goals and eight assists in a 30-26 victory over the West Division at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.
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from Varsity 845
“It's become apparent that females have significantly higher risk than males, and that's adjusted by how much time they spend playing sports,” said Dr. Robert Marx, attending orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and professor of orthopedics at Weill Cornell Medical College. “They are less common before puberty and more common in the junior and senior year of high school.”
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from the Baltimore Sun
ESPN analyst and former All-American Syracuse midfielder Paul Carcaterra will have a front-row view of Friday night’s tilt between No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Virginia as he provides commentary for ESPN. Carcaterra discussed two surprises of the weekend, a team that may have done itself a huge favor, and the wish for a delete button on Loyola’s 3-2 win against Towson.
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from TSN
Shawn Evans had four goals and eight assists to earn MVP honours and lead the East Division to a 30-26 victory over the West Division in the National Lacrosse League's all-star game on Sunday afternoon. Brett Bucktooth had a hat trick and three assists. Defender Kyle Rubisch scored twice and had two assists, while Buffalo Bandits great John Tavares had two goals and an assist.
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from Colgate Athletics
Behind a career-high nine points by Colleen Bubnack (West Genesee), the Colgate women's lacrosse team earned a 20-14 win over Vermont on Sunday for the team's second win of the season.

Colgate (2-1) saw Colleen Bubnack net a career-high six goals and added three assists for nine points. Katie Sullivan also had a career day with five goals and five points, while Kate Bergstrom put in two goals and had a game-high four assists. Amanda O'Sullivan had her best game as a Raider with two goals and three assists for five points. Christina Roa stopped eight shots in the win for he second victory of the season.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team scored eight goals on its first 12 shots, led 9-3 at the half and then staved off a furious Army rally to defeat the Cadets 11-9 before an announced crowd of 4,443 this afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse next plays Virginia at 6 p.m. Friday in the Dome. It was an unbelievable tale of two halves, as Syracuse (2-0) led 6-0 before the Cadets (1-2) took their first shot.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse (2-0) jumped in front of No. 18 Army early and turned back a furious rally by the Black Knights to record an 11-9 triumph on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange led 7-0 in the first quarter and 9-3 at halftime. But Army (1-2) closed the gap to 10-9 in the fourth quarter before a goal by senior Jeremy Thompson with 1:06 to play sealed the game.

With links to photos, highlights, and post-game press conference.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Freshman Katie Webster (CBA-Syracuse) recorded a season-high eight points to lead No. 5/9 Syracuse in a 21-11 setback against No. 7/12 Virginia in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 27. The Orange goes to 1-2 on the season, while the Cavaliers improve to 2-1.

Post-Standard Photos
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from Pfeiffer Athletics
Freshman attack Elliot Gilbert (Corning East) put home five goals while freshman goalkeeper Hayden Kirk (Farmingdale, NY) turned away 19 shots as Pfeiffer University steamrolled #12 St. Leo University 19-3 in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday February 27, 2011 Share 1:45PM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Here’s a snapshot of the good life belonging to Casey Powell: After arriving home with four stitches in his nose sustained during a weekend lacrosse game in Minnesota, he took his 4-year-old daughter, Bella, to the beach in warm and sunny Boca Raton before heading off to his day job coaching a Florida high school team.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The memory lives. The rhetoric has died. Members of the Syracuse University lacrosse team talked throughout the preseason about the motivation provided by last season’s 9-8 double-overtime loss to Army in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The image of Skaneateles native Devin Lynch taking a pass from Baldwinsville’s Jeremy Boltus and dumping a layup past John Galloway with five seconds left in the second OT has been stamped on SU’s psyche.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team has excelled in relative anonymity for a long time now, winning four of the last five junior-college national championships and two in a row. Now, the Lazers will get a chance to share the spotlight with two of the game's top Division I programs. OCC will open its 2011 season at 2 p.m. Friday vs. Genesee CC in the Carrier Dome. Four hours later the ESPN television cameras will be rolling as Virginia and Syracuse renew one of the best rivalries in Division I in the Dome.
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from Cornell Athletics
Rutgers used a 5-1 scoring run midway through the first half to erase and early Cornell lead and then fought off a late Cornell comeback bid to take the 11-7 victory this afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. With the win, the Scarlet Knights improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Big Red falls to 0-1.
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from Budd Bailey/The Buffalo News
"I'm an Oneida, and the game being at Oneida Nation at the casino, it will be a great time to showcase those facilities," he said. "The town is going to come in and support the game."
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from NLL.com
IF YOU GO: Fans are encouraged to come early and visit the NLL Fan Fest, which begins at 10am on gameday. Fan Fest, located in the Cypress Conference Area adjacent to the Event Center, gives fans the chance to play the NLL Lacrosse video game, pick up a stick and play with the pros in Rock the Box and get autographs from their favorite players. Players will be on site up until Noon, with other activities running until the game's start time at 2pm Eastern.
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from The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland men's lacrosse team needed a spark in a big way, and 6-foot-5 Grant Catalino (Webster-Schroeder) fit the bill nicely. The senior attackman scored four of his game-high five goals in the second half to propel the No. 3 Terps (2-0) to a convincing 20-8 thumping of No. 14 Georgetown before 3,966 at Byrd Stadium Saturday afternoon.
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from The Post-Standard
Photo gallery.
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from YNN.com
Highlights (0:49)
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from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
The warm feeling of breaking in a new facility and a new lacrosse season with victory was zapped by the chill of a poor performance that left the head coach simmering. It was a contest played in wintry, frigid conditions. Though the new field turf was cleared of the heavy, gloppy snow that fell on Friday, a light snow fell at times during the first half. The synthetic green field popped against an endless periphery of white snow that was piled everywhere, requiring the use of orange balls instead of the usual white ones. About 100 hearty fans gathered in the new stands, though they braved metal seats and snow-covered aisles.
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from Albany Athletics
Sophomore Rachael Burek scored with six minutes and 29 seconds remaining, as UAlbany upset No. 16 Penn State, 8-7, on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Holuba Hall, the school's indoor football practice facility. The Nittany Lions were ranked by the IWLCA coaches and rated No. 18 in the deBeer media poll.

"We never gave up and everyone had to do their job 100 percent," said Branchini, last season's America East Conference player of the year. "It was a great opportunity for us beat a quality team early in the season and we took advantage of the situation."
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from Cornell Athletics
After yesterday's severe weather threatened to delay the start of the 2011 Cornell men's lacrosse season, the game was played as scheduled and the result was what Big Red fans hoped for as Cornell defeated Hobart, 14-9, on Schoellkopf Field to give head coach Ben DeLuca his first career victory. The Big Red jumped out to an 11-2 lead and then held off a late surge by the Statesmen to pick up its eighth straight win over Hobart and move to 1-0 on the year.
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team used balanced scoring to open its season with a 13-0 win at Widener University Saturday afternoon. The shutout was the Red Dragons' first since a 22-0 win versus Morrisville St. in 2009. Ten different players scored goals for Cortland, led by senior Jay DiStefano (Huntington/Harborfields) and junior Greg Wright (Irondequoit/West Irondequoit) who each recorded two goals and an assist and junior Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) who scored twice.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Senior attackman Vinnie Alexander (Westhill/OCC) scored a career high eight points on three goals and five assists to lead the second-ranked Dolphins to a 13-6 victory over Seton Hill in the season opener. Up 6-4 at the half, Le Moyne utilized 10 goals in the second and third periods to pull away for its 12th consecutive win on opening day . . . Le Moyne sophomore goalie Jeff White (Canisius) recorded four saves against 20 shots in earning the victory in goal.
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from Canisius Athletics
Four different players netted a hat trick in the victory to lead the Griffs offense. Junior Megan Oosting led the way with four tallies, while seniors Brianne Laffey and Carly Quinn and junior Theresa Walton netted three goals. Senior Taylor Gray and junior Rachel Brand rounded out the scoring with a pair of goals each.
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from Siena Athletics
Siena Men's Lacrosse played its second early season road contest against a top-10 team Saturday, falling to ninth ranked Johns Hopkins, 16-6 at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md. in a game that was televised nationally on ESPNU. Bryan Neufeld and Danny Martinsen tallied three points apiece in the defeat.
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from Albany Athletics
Robert Church had three goals and three assists and goalkeeper Mark Manos made 14 saves as Drexel downed UAlbany, 14-7, in the Great Danes' season opener on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Vidas Field. The Dragons are ranked No. 20 in the USILA coaches' poll and No. 18 by Nike/Inside Lacrosse.
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from Nazareth Athletics
Visiting Nazareth claimed an early 2-0 lead in the first three minutes of action, but Springfield took control in the second half by outscoring the Golden Flyers 7-3 in the final two quarters. The Pride went on to defeat Nazareth 11-8 in the non-conference game.
Saturday February 26, 2011 Share 9:00AM
from Brian Delaney/The Ithaca Journal
With Hurley gone, who will fill that Canadian-like attackman scoring role? Freshman Cody Bremner earned a starting spot for Saturday's opener against Hobart. Bremner, a 20-year old first-year player from Victoria, British Columbia, is a 6-foot, 180-pound attackman who had drawn comparisons to ex-Big Red standout Sean Greenhalgh from head coach Ben DeLuca.
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from Rachel Marcus/The Daily Orange
For Syracuse, last season's visit to Virginia was what SU attack Tee Ladouceur summed up as "an awful trip all together." . . . On Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Ladouceur and the Orange (1-1) will face Virginia (1-1) yet again in the early part of its season. SU is coming off a loss to Stanford last weekend. And though this game is not make or break, there is a chip on Ladouceur and the rest of the Orange's shoulders. The team hasn't beaten the Cavaliers since 2004.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
In addition to the local veterans the Cadets feature an outstanding goalie in senior Tom Palesky (6-foot-3, 199 pounds), the MVP of last season’s Patriot League Tournament; a blossoming superstar left-handed finisher in sophomore attackman Garrett Thul (41 goals last season), the Patriot rookie of the year; and senior midfielder Rob McCallion, a four-year starter. Always known as a team that plays with great intensity and physicality, Army now has plenty of individual star power, too.
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from ROCnow.com
In 2007, when the Rochester Knighthawks won their second and latest National Lacrosse League championship, there was little mystery about how they won that title. With an offense that scored 249 goals in 16 games — just nine off the league record established by another great Knighthawks team in 2002 — Rochester simply bludgeoned teams with a barrage of goals.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Sources are telling Inside Lacrosse that Virginia senior midfielders Shamel and Rhamel Bratton will not play in the No. 2-ranked Cavaliers game at No. 6 Stony Brook on Saturday because of a violation of team rules. The Cavaliers were delayed due to weather from flying out of Charlottesville on Friday, but the Brattons, both preseason All-Americans, did not make the trip with the team to their native Long Island, sources told IL.
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from PRweb.com
Professional lacrosse players Brett Queener, Michael Evans and Casey Powell consulted with Easton Lacrosse, and these new products were designed with athletes in mind. The Launch Head allows players to adjust the head angle to exactly meet their individual needs, providing free rein on fine-tuning their speed and accuracy. Driven by Easton-patented Reflex technology, the head’s piston absorbs and concentrates the energy upon contact with the ball leading to a softer, cleaner catch.
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from Reena Gilani/The Cornell Daily Sun
On the surface, the 2011 men’s lacrosse squad looks vastly different from the 2010 team. With Ben DeLuca ’98 serving as the new head coach for Cornell in addition to 11 graduated seniors, there are new faces in every aspect of the team. But at the core, the No. 6/5 men’s lacrosse team still is composed of a strong group of players on every front, and again will be led by a coach who also bleeds Cornell Red — arguably more so than his predecessor.
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from St. Bonaventure Athletics
The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team (1-0) will return to action at Ohio State on Sunday. The Buckeyes are currently 0-1 after a 21-9 loss to Duke in their season opener. Ohio State features reigning American Lacrosse Confernce Goalie of the Year Annie Carruthers, a senior, and Alayna Markwordt, who earned IWCLA All-West Region honors as a sophomore last year.

Co-Captain Jimm Remick previews the game in a video (1:23).
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from Syracuse Athletics
Widely considered the biggest upset of the 2010 college lacrosse season, Army ended Syracuse’s bid for three consecutive NCAA titles with a 9-8, double-overtime win in the opening round of last year’s NCAA Championship. Nine months later, the 18th-ranked Black Knights (1-1) return to the Carrier Dome Sunday, Feb. 27 to face No. 2 Syracuse (1-0) at 4 p.m. in their annual regular-season meeting.

Army Game Notes
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It will be a Marasco family reunion in the Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon when the Syracuse and Army lacrosse teams square off. JoJo Marasco is a sophomore attackman for the Orange; Matt Marasco is a senior close defender on Army. Each is a starter.

“It’s going to be really exciting,” JoJo Marasco said. “I got a chance to play against him last year in the regular season. He was on the field a little bit and I was on the field a little bit, but now we’re both starting so it’s going to be real exciting.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
It's All-Star Weekend, but not an all-star break for every team. There are two regular season games Saturday night, and then all-stars from the four teams in action — Edmonton, Philadelphia, Rochester and Toronto — will travel to Verona, N.Y., about 30 minutes east of Syracuse, for the NLL All-Star Game at Turning Stone Resort Casino Sunday afternoon.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Now that the MLL preemptively plucked its rookie class in January, we are left to observe how the selected players perform during their collegiate farewell. So instead of gauging a senior's rising or falling draft value, this spring we can discuss the quality of the picks. Based on in-season performance, we can judge if a player is living up to his draft status, exceeding it or showing that a particular team pulled the trigger a little too early.
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from Peter Lasagna/Inside Lacrosse
Atsap doesn't like the tone in his first assistant’s voice or the shifting eyes of his second, silent colleague who clearly won the best of nine rock/paper/scissors duels. Everything about their body language screams “LARGE PROBLEM!”
Friday February 25, 2011 Share 8:30AM
from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
With a new turf field just a long clearing pass away from his office making life easier, Le Moyne men’s lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan finds himself with a little extra time on his hands these days . . . “We’re going to move a cot in here, take naps,” he joked Thursday. “Hopefully the convenience we have here will allow us to work harder, longer.”
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Tim Desko finally has his own identity on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team, one forged in blue-collar scrappiness and a flair for creativity. Desko, a redshirt junior, is a starting attackman on the Orange, a player who possesses one of the hardest, most accurate shots on the team and also the ability to improvise goals with circus shots between his legs or behind his back.
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from Elizabeth Doran/The Post-Standard
The community group raising money for a new turf field at Fayetteville-Manlius High School is $95,000 away from its goal, and now has two extra months to raise the money. The F-M school board extended the deadline to raise the money from Feb. 28 to May 5. Brian Sischo, a member of F-M Community Sports Facility Association, said the extension gives the group more flexibility in collecting the remaining money.
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from John Pitarresi/Utica Observer-Dispatch
I’m looking forward to the National Lacrosse League All-Star Game Sunday at Turning Stone. Casey Powell, Brett Bucktooth, Sid Smith, lots of others. I’ve seen many of these guys play on the field, never in the box. It should be interesting.
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from The Daily Star
Fourteen Hartwick College players scored and the Hawks defeated visiting Mount Saint Mary College, 24-4, in the season-opening men's lacrosse game for both teams Wednesday. The 20-goal margin of the victory is the largest for the Hawks since a 28-4 win over Centenary in 2004.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
One of the hidden developments of the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s 13-7 victory over Denver on Sunday in its season opener was head coach John Desko’s decision to use sophomore JoJo Marasco in the split role of attackman/midfielder.
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell will open the 2011 season today at Schoellkopf Field at 3 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader that begins with the Big Red men's lacrosse team facing Hobart at noon. Head coach Jenny Graap and her Big Red squad returns its top nine scorers, its starting goalkeeper and two starting defenders from last season's 5-10 squad.
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League All-Star Game, presented by the Oneida Indian Nation, takes place at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY on Sunday at 2pm Eastern. The NLL has announced that a special ceremony will take place at halftime. The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team is scheduled to be honored for their defense of Native American Sovereignty this past summer in an event that drew attention and admiration from around the world.
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from Connecticut Athletics
The Huskies are coming off an 18-11 victory in their season opener, in which M.E. Lapham (Cazenovia) and Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) combined for nine of UConn's 18 goals. Lapham was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for her efforts, and is currently second in the conference with her five goals.
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from The Patriot League
The first two weeks of action have concluded for all seven Patriot League squads, and five teams are looking to rebound off losses heading into the third weekend of play. (pdf)
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from Syracuse Athletics
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. 2 Syracuse hosts top-ranked Virginia at 6PM on Friday, March 4. Purchasing ahead of time will help avoid long waits at the box office due to the large crowd that is expected.
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from ESPN
Carcaterra will be a part of the ESPNU broadcast team at the Siena-Johns Hopkins game at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. Loyola (Md.)-Towson (noon ET, ESPN3) and Georgetown-Maryland (3 p.m. ET, ESPNU) will also appear on ESPN networks.
Thursday February 24, 2011 Share 9:15AM
from The Daily Orange
When Syracuse (1-0) takes on Army (1-1) at the Carrier Dome on Sunday at 4 p.m., SU's JoJo Marasco will take on his brother Matthew, a defender for Army. That leaves Rich in a precarious situation, watching his two sons try and hand each other's team a loss. It will make it impossible for Rich or his wife, Anna Marie, to choose sides. Instead, they'll sit quietly during the game, looking forward to when it's all over.
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from The Ithaca Journal
If Max Feely appears a little more at ease on the lacrosse field this season, don't be surprised. He's no longer shouldering the responsibility of being Cornell's student-teacher in addition to an elite close defenseman.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team will kick off their three-part Lacrosse 101 series on Saturday, February 26th from noon to 1:00 p.m. at All Nations Lacrosse. Kids will learn about defense from Knighthawks Chris Schiller and Scott Campbell during the hour-long event.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the signing of several key players this week, including Kyle Dixon of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Matt Striebel of the Rochester Rattlers, and Jesse Schwartzman of the Denver Outlaws.
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from Cornell Athletics
The No. 6/5 Big Red men's lacrosse team, under the direction of first-year head coach Ben DeLuca, opens its 116th season this weekend as it takes on its oldest rival, Hobart, on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Schoellkopf Field at noon. The game is the first of a doubleheader, as the women's lacrosse team is slated to face Rutgers at 3PM. Cornell Game Notes
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Although Steenuis, Tavares and White have been to the game before, it will be the first time Bucktooth graces the turf in the star-studded exhibition game. When the Bandits forward heard the news that he had been selected to play in the game, he was in shock. Soon, however, the emotions started to set in.
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from the Empire 8 Conference
Rochester Institute of Technology, which captured the conference championship last year and advanced to the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse quarterfinals, is the favorite to capture the Empire 8 Men’s Lacrosse Championship again this season, according to the preseason coaches’ poll. The Tigers received six first-place votes.
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from Cornell Athletics
Fans of the Big Red men's lacrosse program will see some familiar faces gracing the front of the latest edition of Inside Lacrosse magazine, as Jack Dudley, Max Feely, Roy Lang and Rob Pannell are featured. The March edition of the magazine includes a six-page spread on the Big Red. The magazine is available at bookstores, or can be purchased now online by clicking here.

More from the photo shoot
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Fifteen Seconds of Perhaps the Best Laxer of All Time


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from Inside Lacrosse
Perhaps the biggest question in this years NE-10 is who will be the No. 1 contender to battle Le Moyne for the conference championship.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
No one is better at shutting midfielders down and going from defense to offense than (Joel) White (Cortland) (78gbs, 31 caused TOs, 6g, 4a). "Joel is an example of why that position should have an All-American designation," Desko said.
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the team captains for the 2011 All-Star Game, presented by the Oneida Indian Nation. The All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, February 27 at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Game time is 2pm Eastern.
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from Albany Athletics
Taylor Frink and Mel Rorie each scored a career-high five goals in leading UAlbany to an 18-2 non-conference victory over Siena on Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the season opener for both teams at John Fallon Field.
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from Syracuse Athletics
By purchasing tickets through the Carrier Dome, Orange fans can minimize fees and will be guaranteed to sit in the section reserved for Syracuse supporters at each event. Tickets are available over the phone (1-888-DOMETIX) and in person at the Carrier Dome Box Office (Gate B) during normal business hours. Pricing information and the game schedule for each event is listed below:
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from Inside Lacrosse
Adrenaline partnered with Two-Time Men’s NCAA Lacrosse Division I National Champion, Sean McGonigle, to film a New Adventure Series titled: “Adrenaline Presents The Chronicles of McGonigle,” where Sean documents his travels through Southeast Asia.
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from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits are sending four players eastward on the I-90 to play in Sunday's 2011 NLL All-Star Game, hosted by the Oneida Indian Nation at Turning Stone Casino Arena in Verona, NY at 2PM.
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the Bandits will provide fans with a special ticket offer in order to “Pack the House” for their game against the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30PM
Wednesday February 23, 2011 Share 12:15AM
from Major League Lacrosse
The Cornell University alum is most famed for earning Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and receiving the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2009, awarded to the most outstanding collegiate lacrosse player in the country. But despite his celebrated collegiate career, Seibald’s game is reaching new heights in his professional career.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse senior midfielder Jovan Miller certainly knows how the get the ball rolling for the Orange, especially when the opponent is Denver.
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from Zach Brown/The Daily Orange
The talent overload has become a trademark of Syracuse lacrosse in recent years. Last year, two players were within three goals of team leader Stephen Keogh's 31, and six players tallied more than 20 points on the season.
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from Salisbury Athletics
The Capital Athletic Conference announced its weekly award winners on Tuesday and Salisbury University junior midfielder Sam Bradman was named the men's lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. The Canton, N.Y., native has been masterful in the first two contests of the season, as he has recorded 15 points on 12 goals and three assists.
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from the BU Pipe Dream
The play of junior attack Lis Zuern (Cicero-North Syracuse) was the only thing that the Bearcats could hang their hats on in the end. Zuern is coming off a productive 2010 season in which she played in all 15 games and scored 22 goals to go along with six assists. Zuern's experience paid off against the Cardinals, as she scored all four goals for Binghamton.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This year's Face-Off Classic is set for Saturday, March 12 at M&T Bank Stadium with a game lineup that once again pits the top teams in college lacrosse against each other. Four of the six participating teams are ranked in the top 10 of the current Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll and both the No. 1 and No. 2 teams will feature in the event.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will send a quartet of players to the 2011 All-Star Game, presented by the Oneida Indian Nation. The game will take place at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, on Sunday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on VERSUS. Go to NLL.com for ticket information.
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12:15AM
from Jeff Kassouf/The Post-Standard
Five of the top seven scorers in Division II of Section III hockey are Cazenovia players. That group is headlined by Brian Gara, who has scored 48 goals and added 29 assists in 19 games this season. The collective effort is remarkable considering hockey is not even the primary sport for most of the team’s top players.
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from Bryan Sullivan/Brighton-Pittsford Post
The St. John Fisher men’s lacrosse team had a record-breaking 2010. The Cardinals set a new bench mark for victories (16); they finished first in the Empire 8 conference; they also got off to their best start in franchise history (12-0). Impressive to say the least, but Fisher knows they have a lot of work to do improve upon those numbers.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Cornell junior defenseman Peter Mumford, an expected contributor this season, left the team last week, the school has confirmed. Mumford is not expected back. Mumford sat out last year to fulfill NCAA transfer regulations after he transferred from Onondaga (NY) CC.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Cortland classes of 2011 and 2012 were used to ending the season on Memorial Day weekend. In 2008, the Dragons lost the DIII Championship to Salisbury, but the following year they took home the crown against Gettysburg. In fact, Cortland had been to four-straight NCAA Championships before falling 10-9 to Tufts in last year's semifinals. Not surprisingly, Tufts carries the grandest laurels into the 2011 season, though no one has forgotten about the powerhouse from Central New York.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The start time for the Syracuse women’s lacrosse game against Virginia on Sunday, February 27 in the Carrier Dome has been changed from 1 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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from Canisius Athletics
"Vanderbilt is a very good team," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "With them playing in their third game and the first for us, our decision-making early in the contest got us in too big of a hole. I thought we fought hard the entire game and now we need to get ready to play Detroit on Saturday."
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from Ithaca College Athletics
The Bombers were selected to finish third of nine teams in the 2011 Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll with 53 points. Ithaca advanced to last year’s conference championship game after knocking off top-seeded St. John Fisher in the semifinals.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Midfielders Dani Lazo (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's '11) and Dene' DiMartino (Manorville, N.Y./Eastport South Manor '12) have been added to the U.S. under-19 women's national team as traveling alternates. Lazo and DiMartino will join the active 18 players named earlier this month on their trip to Hannover, Germany, for the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championship in August.
Tuesday February 22, 2011 Share 8:30AM
from Allison Guggenheimer/The Daily Orange
Michelle Tumolo's parents normally have to drive four and a half hours from Mullica Hill, N.J., to see her play in home games. But this season, the sophomore Tumolo's family will have the opportunity to watch her play without leaving home. Five of Syracuse's games will be televised this season, the most in program history.
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from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
All the single ladies, all the single ladies, now put your hands up - if you think its time that women's lacrosse players start wearing helmets just like the guys.
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from Inside Lacrosse
We asked the top college coaches in the country who will be the 2011 Player of the Year. (Video 2:53)
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from NLL.com
Four members of the Rochester Knighthawks (4-4) will represent their team and the East Division along with the league's best in the 2011 NLL All-Star game next Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2pm ET.
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12:15AM
Amy Hayden of CitrusTV Interviews Tom Palasek


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from JustLacrosse
Syracuse takes over top spot for D-I while D-III teams prepare for a full slate of games.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It has almost become business as usual for the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team to hold a foe to single digits in goals. In Sunday’s season-opening 13-7 victory over Denver in the Carrier Dome the Orange accomplished the feat for the 39th time in 52 games since the start of the 2008 season, when Lelan Rogers became defensive coordinator.
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from Indian Country Today
The 2011 National Lacrosse League (NLL) All-Star Game, presented by the Oneida Indian Nation, takes place at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. The game pits the All-Stars of the Eastern Division against those of the Western Division. Prior to the game, the NLL will host Fan Fest, starting at 10 a.m., which gives fans the opportunity to meet players during autograph sessions and play the NLL Lacrosse video game against fellow fans.
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from Hobart Athletics
Making his first collegiate start against the NCAA’s reigning scoring champion, Kirk was in midseason form. He logged five saves in the first quarter, keeping Hobart within a goal, 3-2, of the Colonials. Kirk turned back three more shots in the second stanza as the Statesmen went into the break down 6-4. He continued to shine in the third frame, recording four saves on five shots, finishing the game with 12 stops.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College Athletic Department is proud to announce the broadcast date and time of the inaugural ‘Inside Le Moyne Athletics’ online show. The special edition one-hour broadcast will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the new Le Moyne College Plaza and will be broadcast live on www.lemoynedolphins.tv.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Orange sophomore attackman JoJo Marasco and senior defenseman John Lade were named to the first BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll of the 2011 season on Monday, Feb. 21. The pair helped lead the Orange to a 13-7 victory against Denver in its season opener Sunday.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse Athletics is offering a special ticket rate for groups of 20 or more to see the Orange men’s lacrosse team host rival Virginia on Friday, March 4 at the Carrier Dome. Group tickets for this exciting showdown are priced at $8 for adults ($2 savings) and $4 for children 12 and under ($1 savings).
Monday February 21, 2011 Share 8:30AM

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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It was perfect preparation for an upcoming grudge match with Army. Displaying midseason form in every facet of the game, the No. 2 Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team dominated No. 13 Denver 13-7 Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 4,262 in the Carrier Dome.
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from Zach Brown/The Daily Orange
In Syracuse head coach John Desko's mind, unsettled scoring is a must. Teams consistently try to slow the pace when playing against his Orange, he said, so when the opportunities arise, SU has to capitalize.
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from Chris Iseman/The Daily Orange
Last week, John Desko said his team was prepared to expect anything against Denver and adjust on the fly. So when the visitors from Denver switched up their defense in the second quarter, his team wasn't surprised.
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from Chris Iseman and Zach Brown/The Daily Orange
Three minutes. That's how long Denver's first possession lasted. Three minutes of almost no offense.
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from Tim Shoemaker/The Lantern
Sometimes chemistry in sports is created; other times it just comes naturally. However that connection comes about, it is necessary to be successful. The Ohio State men's lacrosse team has two sophomore attackers, Logan Schuss and Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park), who have a special relationship both on and off the field.
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from Scott Grodsky/CitrusTV
In Part 3 of a 4 part look at Jojo Marasco's dodges from behind the cage. The new number 22 talks with CitrusTV's Scott Grodsky about the differences in a split dodge when you are going to your strong side.
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from Scott Grodsky/CitrusTV
In the final part look at Jojo Marasco's dodges from behind the cage. The new number 22 talks with CitrusTV's Scott Grodsky about the finalizer.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse (1-0) got off to a fast start and went on to defeat No. 13 Denver (0-1) by the score of 13-7 in the season opener for both teams Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange scored six times in the opening quarter and never trailed in winning its 15th consecutive season opener.

“Much like we’ve had the last few years, we have had different guys step up in different games,” SU head coach John Desko said. “Instead of just relying on one person to score five or six goals, we have been able to hurt people with a bunch of guys scoring one, two, or three goals per game. We like to share it, and I think we are pretty unselfish offensively.”
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Two years ago the men's lacrosse teams at Syracuse University and SUNY Cortland were crowned national champions. Each expected to be in Baltimore last year for championship weekend defending its crown. Neither was.

"I think that's been the atmosphere," Cortland coach Steve Beville said. "We've got nobody to blame but ourselves. We're up 7-3 in the third quarter, outshoot them 2-to-1 or 3-to-1 to that point and slowly but surely let them back in game and take us. It wasn't a fluke. They beat us. We're feeling the same thing the Syracuse guys are. Our guys are mad, and it's back to where we have something to prove."
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from Siena Athletics
Bryan Neufeld extended the nation's longest scoring streak in a big way Sunday. The junior attackman netted three goals including the go-ahead tally over a seven minute stretch to push the Saints past Air Force 11-6 in a neutral site affair at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 5 Syracuse's comeback bid came up just short in an 11-10 loss to No. 13 Stanford on Sunday, February 20 in Palo Alto, Calif. The Orange (1-1) had two chances to tie the game on its final possession, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
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from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate men's lacrosse team dropped its second game of the season when it fell to Vermont 9-4 on Sunday afternoon. Three early goals from the Catamounts in the first seven minutes of play, helped them maintain their lead and push past the Raiders.
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from Binghamton Athletics
The Binghamton women's lacrosse program opened up it's 2011 campaign falling to host Louisville 18-4, from the U of L Lacrosse Stadium. The Bearcats dropped their second straight season opener to Louisville, losing last year 19-8 at home. BU has never won a season opener going 0-10 since the program started in 2002.
Sunday February 20, 2011 Share 10:30AM
from SportsFive.net
Messina's honors list is long, even before his final season at the Aquinas Institute. A Class C all tournament team member last year was followed by his being named to the Rochester D&C Super 16. In the off season he was a member of the Western ESG team, and Under Armour All-American, an Adidas All-American and previously won the FCA Heart of the Athlete Award (as a sophomore).
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from SportsFive.net
Zach credits the elevation of his game to participating on club teams like the Rochester Blaze and FCA and competing on the Western Empire State Team, Adidas All-American Team and the National FCA Team. He has compiled 272 (150g/124a) total points with his senior year still to come. His success last summer on the Empire State Games and in the Adidas Tournament created a lot of interest by college coaches but he continued to honor his verbal commitment, given in December of his junior year.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Desko vs. Tierney. Offense vs. defense. That is the way it has always been when the two great coaches match wits. This season, though, the college lacrosse universe has been turned upside down. John Desko’s Syracuse Orange returns the bulk of a defense that was the stingiest in Division I a year ago, allowing only 7.4 goals per game. Bill Tierney’s Denver squad is loaded with veteran scorers.
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from Bob Matthews/The Democrat & Chronicle
I asked Staats point-blank if the Knighthawks will be playing in Hamilton next season. He wouldn't give a strong hint either way, but he did reject my opinion that a team couldn't average 5,000 per game in Hamilton.
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from Canisius Athletics
Bucknell outscored the Canisius College men's lacrosse team 12-0 in the second and third quarters en route to a convincing 17-2 victory in the season openers for both schools.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Tonight, the Rochester Knighthawks were defeated by the Toronto Rock 13-6 at The Blue Cross Arena. With the win, Toronto sweeps the season series with victories in all three meetings, including the recent home-and-home series between the East Division rivals in which Toronto outscored Rochester 23-11. The loss drops Rochester to 4-4, while Toronto improves to 7-2 for the best record in the league.
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from The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits and Philadelphia Wings played a particularly inartistic game in HSBC Arena on Saturday night. When it was over, only the Wings thought the finished product was a work of art.
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from Inside Lacrosse
We start 2011, with the same two teams who ended 2010. But I don't consider this game a rematch in the purest sense of the word. Missing from the last years versions (ND and Duke split two 2010 meetings) are Ned Crotty, Max Quinzani, Parker Mckee, Scott Rodgers, Grant Krebs and more. Duke graduated about 60% of their points, tons of ground balls and have three new starting defenders.
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from Hobart Athletics
Junior attackman Chris Pedersen scored with 1:42 remaining in the Hobart lacrosse team’s season-opener at Robert Morris this afternoon to lift the Statesmen to a 9-8 victory. Pedersen, who finished with his fourth career hat trick, capped Hobart’s rally from an 8-4 deficit with 14:31 remaining in the contest. The Statesmen (1-0) never led in the first three quarters of the contest, but never fell behind by more than three, until Trevor Moore finished off his four-goal day with a marker 29 seconds into the final stanza.
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from Binghamton Athletics
Penn State University (1-0) outscored the visiting Bearcats (0-1) 4-2 in the final quarter to break a 5-5 tie and secure the season opening win on a bitter cold day at Bigler Field Saturday afternoon.

The host Nittany Lions outscored Binghamton - a squad that started four freshman - 3-1 over the final 10 minutes to post the narrow victory. Sophomore Tyler Perrelle registered BU's only goal over that stretch to close the gap at 8-7 with 5:23 left in regulation. However, the Bearcats couldn't muster any production in the final minutes and Billy Lloyd tacked on an insurance goal at 1:53 to make it 9-7.
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from Army Athletics
Sophomore midfielder Alex Van Krevel scored three goals on seven shots, while senior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) led all players with six points on two goals and four assists as #12/13 Army posted its first win of 2011 by virtue of a commanding 12-6 decision at VMI on Saturday afternoon.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 5 Syracuse tries for its second consecutive win Sunday when it plays at No. 13 Stanford at 4 p.m. Both teams are undefeated this season. The Orange won its season opener against Colgate, while Stanford is 2-0. Fans can listen to the game live on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area and via Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The second-ranked Orange (0-0), winners of the 2010 BIG EAST regular-season championship and two of the last three national championships, open the regular season for the second straight year against No. 13 Denver (0-0) at the Carrier Dome. Faceoff is slated for 1 p.m. Syracuse posted a 13-2 overall record in 2010 and made its 30th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Pioneers were 12-5 a year ago and also reached the NCAA playoffs in their first year under head coach Bill Tierney.
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from Siena Athletics
Siena College Men's Lacrosse senior captain John Rogener has been selected as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Rogener is one of just 20 men's lacrosse student-athletes to be considered for this prestigious honor which will be awarded on May 28 at the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore, Md.
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from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the Bandits will host four “Play Like the Pros” youth lacrosse clinics, instructed by Bandits forward Tracey Kelusky and other Bandits players.
Saturday February 19, 2011 Share 9:15AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Brian Megill remembers well his rude introduction to the sport of college lacrosse. Nearly a year later he still recalls the nerves, the crowd, the pressure of stepping into the starting lineup of the two-time defending champion Syracuse University Orange as a true freshman.
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from TU's The Minaret
Friday, February 18th, 2011 was a landmark day in the history of University of Tampa athletics. On this truly historic day, the new men’s lacrosse program officially breathed its first breath of life with the hiring of Rory Whipple (Irondequoit).
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from Canisius Athletics
As freshmen, the Class of 2011 helped lead the Canisius College men's lacrosse team to its most successful season in school history, directing the Golden Griffins to the program's first MAAC Championship and a bid to the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
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from LaxPower
The 2011 season finds the Finger Lakes Community College Men's Lacrosse team with 31 players on the roster and looking to turn around the misfortune of a tough season a year ago.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks dropped the first leg of a home-and-home series to the Toronto Rock 10-5 tonight at The Air Canada Centre. The K-Hawks were unable to answer the Rock’s three tallies in the fourth quarter. With the loss, Rochester evens their record out at four and remains tied for second place in the East Division, while Toronto advances to 7-2 and is knotted for first with the Buffalo Bandits.
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from Canisius Athletics
Senior midfielder Adam Jones of the Canisius College men's lacrosse team has been named one of 20 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - classroom, character, community and competition.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Post-Standard's lacrosse reporter, Dave Rahme, answered questions in an online Q&A on Friday. He talked about the competition in the Big East and the nation; how the Orange lineup is shaping up; what newcomers might make and impact; and lots more. Check out the transcript below.
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from Florida Southern Athletics
Florida Southern Athletics Director Pete Meyer has announced that Marty Ward is now the head men’s lacrosse coach for the Moccasins. He replaces Rory Whipple, who resigned.

A graduate of Corcoran High School in Syracuse, N.Y., Ward was a two-time team captain for Limestone and a three-time all-conference selection. In 2006 he was the MVP of the Deep South Conference Tournament. Also in 2006 he was the starting goalkeeper for the Iroquois Nationals program that finished fourth at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship and he was rated second in the nation in saves. In 2007 he was named Player of the Year in the Carolinas Virginia Athletic Conference. He was selected to play for the Iroquois Nationals again in 2010 at the World Lacrosse Championship in London, England, but a passport dispute with the British government prevented the Iroquois team from leaving the U.S. and the team had to withdraw from the tournament.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Binghamton University hopes the 2011 women's lacrosse season goes down as a season of change. Their goal is for this to be the year the Bearcats change perceptions about their program and take a step forward in the America East Conference.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse @ Stanford: Syracuse kicked off their season Thursday night with a win over their central New York neighbor, Colgate. Stanford is coming off an upset win over one of Syracuse's Big East rivals, Notre Dame. Should be a great game on Sunday in Palo Alto.
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from Inside Lacrosse
For Brendan DeBlois, a year ago sometimes seems like yesterday and the reminder of last year’s match-up with Syracuse lingers in his head, but for reasons different than his Pioneer teammates. He’s not only looking to avenge the 15-9 loss to the Orange but to avenge the loss of his season, after an accident kept him sidelined all last spring.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Over the generations there have been great attempts to capture and depict the spirit, tenacity and love for lacrosse. The collected selection of media below is familiar to some, new to many and helps capture the passion of players and admirers from 15, 50 and 80 years ago. If this doesn't get you amped up and ready to play some lax this spring I don't know what to do for you.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
As the National Lacrosse League reaches its midseason, the All-Star game is on the horizon next weekend. But before that, there are some important conference games, highlighted in Week 7 by a home-and-home series between the East-leading Toronto Rock and the Rochester Knighthawks, who sit just a half-game behind Toronto in the standings.
Friday February 18, 2011 Share 9:15AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It is hard to believe that a team that has won two national championships over the last three years and boasts a record of 45-6 in that span would enter the season with a chip on its shoulder. Yet, that is exactly how the Syracuse University lacrosse team is approaching the 2011 campaign. “We had our aspirations,” senior goalie John Galloway said. “We didn’t tell a lot of people, but we said we’re going to go 4-for-4. We sat down one day, I think it was early sophomore year after we won one. We said we’re going to get 4-for-4, so to lose last year really burned inside, not only for the seniors last year but for us as a group, letting down on our goals.”
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from The Denver Post
The Pioneers — ranked No. 12 and, they hope, still ascending — will see great on Sunday when they travel to New York to face No. 1 Syracuse in the season opener for both teams (11 a.m. at the Carrier Dome). "It's like having toothpicks stuck in your eyeballs. The best part is pulling them out," Denver coach Bill Tierney said this week about facing the Orange.
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from Allison Guggenheimer/The Daily Orange
Syracuse (1-0) scored early and often in the team's 19-14 win over the Raiders (0-1) on Thursday. The Orange was dominant offensively, shooting at any open opportunity. The offensive leaders were no surprise. They came in the form of senior Tee Ladouceur and sophomore Michelle Tumolo, who have traditionally been a strong pairing up front for the Orange.
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from Rachel Marcus/The Daily Orange
When Syracuse midfielder Sarah Holden's late second-half goal hit the back of the net to give SU a nine-goal lead, she completed an Orange run to give the team its largest lead of the game. But they wouldn't score again for the final 8:11. Colgate, meanwhile, scored four straight goals in that span but came up short, losing 19-14.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Senior Tee Ladouceur (Slingerlands, N.Y.) tied her career high with six goals to lead the No. 5 Orange to a 19-14 victory over Colgate at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse (1-0) featured a balanced scoring attack as 10 different players registered goals in the game, which Hogan missed as she served a suspension from the red card she received in the second half of the Orange's 2010 NCAA semifinal loss to Maryland.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The appearance and character of this season’s Syracuse team is remarkably similar to that of the 2008 Orange, both teams led by a valiant pack of hardworking seniors with a chip on their shoulders, bound and determined to rebound from the season prior in which the team had underachieved.
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from Adam Rosenbloom/The BU Pipe Dream
With its season opener scheduled for tomorrow afternoon against Penn State, the Binghamton University men's lacrosse team is ready to start the 2011 campaign on the right foot.
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from Scott Grodsky/CitrusTV
In Part 2 of a 4 part look at Jojo Marasco's dodges from behind the cage the new number 22 talks with CitrusTV's Scott Grodsky about a split dodge from left to right.
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from Newzjunky.com
While her lacrosse cleats tore up dirt of the athletic fields at Watertown High School during her grade school years, they will soon grace the lacrosse fields of the country’s oldest higher learning institution this fall. The news came Thursday for Watertown High School senior and athlete, Sophia B. Capone, that she was accepted into Harvard University-an accomplishment she said took years in the making.
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from the PostStar.com
Among a group of year-round racers, girls lacrosse player Kara Gilhooly committed to Manhattan College. She made the Suburban Council's second team last year.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The Rochester Knighthawks will have half of their National Lacrosse League schedule left to play by the end of this weekend, but the direction in which the second half takes could be determined in the next two days.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior Tee Ladouceur tied her career with six goals to lead the No. 5 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team to a 19-14 victory against Colgate in its season opener on Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (1-0) featured a balanced scoring attack as 10 different players registered goals. Syracuse never trailed in the game after jumping out to 3-0 lead. Senior Lindsey Connell, freshman Kirkland Locey and junior Sarah Holden all found the back of the net in the first 11 minutes of the game. Sophomore Michelle Tumolo assisted on two of SU’s first three goals.

Colgate's Report
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from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart lacrosse team will open the 2011 season on Saturday, Feb. 19, when the Statesmen visit Robert Morris University. Twenty-seven returning lettermen and an infusion of young talent will navigate a challenging 14-game schedule that features seven contests at the new Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
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from ESPN
This season, ESPN.com is taking you inside the Syracuse lacrosse program. Each month, Orange coaches and players will provide insight into what it takes to become an elite program. For the first installment, coach John Desko and assistant coach Lelan Rogers talk about their approach to preseason exhibition games.
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from Bud Poliquin/The Post-Standard
Imagine that, huh? Jim Brown, in the argument for the most spectacular athlete to have ever walked the earth (my opinion is that the discussion should really be: Who's No. 2?) and a man who spent four years in this town serving the Syracuse University Orangemen in football, lacrosse, track & field and basketball -- lettering . . . no starring in all of those sports -- is 75.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
He talks about that game and his maturation into an Orange star as the 2011 season gets set to open, again vs. Denver, at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Carrier Dome. (Video 2:23)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Ryan Hotaling (Corcoran/Onondaga) and Joe Smith (Orchard Park) are two of the five additions to the roster for the U.S. men's national team which will compete in Prague, Czech Republic in May.
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from RPI Athletics
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team has announced its team captains for the upcoming 2011 season and three student-athletes have been selected. Serving in the leadership capacity are seniors Nick Billy and Conor Chocheles, along with junior Tyler Hutchinson (New Hartford).
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Whatever that was last season, it wasn't Binghamton University lacrosse. Well, it certainly wasn't the sort of performance the men's lacrosse program has come to expect.
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from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca men’s lacrosse team is ranked 31st in the 2011 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Preseason Coaches Poll.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“Steven Brooks has made a great name for himself in the lacrosse world as an unbelievable two-way midfielder who can shoot the lights out on the offensive end as well as shut down the opponent’s top midfielder,” Ford stated. “We feel the addition of Steven will give us the two best midfield units in the league and we are very excited to see Steven in a Bayhawks jersey in 2011. We look to build our roster with the right players based on commitment, character and leadership and Stephen brings all of those and more.”
Thursday February 17, 2011 Share 12:15AM
from Allison Guggenheimer/The Daily Orange
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team will face its hardest schedule in years this season. It will face a multitude of ranked opponents, including No. 1 Maryland, who beat Syracuse in the NCAA tournament last season on its way to winning the tournament. To make the schedule even tougher, the majority of SU's games against those ranked teams are away.
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from Rachel Marcus/The Daily Orange
Last season, Tee Ladouceur scored 43 goals and had 48 assists. Her assist mark was first on the team. The 43 goals were third on the Syracuse women's lacrosse team, behind only Christina Dove. And Ladouceur, a senior SU attack, did it all on one good knee.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
Three years ago Brennan dominated the faceoff X for the Orange, winning two out of every three draws he took to play a pivotal role in helping SU go from 5-8 in 2007 to the national championship in 2008. When he departed there was no protégé ready to step in and take his place, and none has surfaced since.
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from Chris Iseman/The Daily Orange
All Brian Megill could do was shrug when he thought about what happened last year trying to defend Denver's Alex Demopoulos. He had no answer as to what allowed the attack to score four goals against Syracuse while no other Pioneer had more than one.
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from Michael Cohen/The Daily Orange
Hours after the Syracuse men's lacrosse team was stunned by Army in the first round of the 2010 NCAA tournament — hours after he allowed the game-winning goal on a save he's made hundreds of times — John Galloway finally broke down.
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from Chris Iseman/The Daily Orange
Stephen Keogh has never shied away from a fight. Growing up with two older brothers, he had to learn to defend himself at an early age if he wanted a chance at a fair match. When he followed the usual path of most Canadian kids into sports by beginning his hockey career, his penchant for fighting only increased. And it gave him another place to put his toughness at the forefront.
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from Brett LoGiurato/The Daily Orange
Dave Pietramala knew something was off. Days after the most disappointing Johns Hopkins season in recent memory, Pietramala walked into his dark office in the morning. He strolled into the room. And to his surprise, he found Tom Palasek waiting there. Alone.
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from Zach Brown/The Daily Orange
Lelan Rogers hopes he doesn't have to coach a single game this year. In fact, the Syracuse defensive coordinator doesn't even want to. "If I don't have to coach, we're probably a much better off team," he said. "That means our guys are coaching themselves and having fun, and they're doing what they should be doing."
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from The Daily Orange
Syracuse head coach John Desko brought in plenty of reinforcement this season with the second-ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse. The class is made up of 19 freshmen, some of whom Desko expects to play a key role in their first season with the Orange.
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from Scott Grodsky/CitrusTV
In Part 1 of a 4 part look at Jojo Marasco's dodges from X the new number 22 talks with CitrusTV's Scott Grodsky about some of the dodges he throws at defenders.
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from LaxPower.com
The Fairfield University Stags have been selected as the preseason favorites to claim the 2011 MAAC Women's Lacrosse Championship, as determined by a vote of the conference's seven head coaches.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is pleased to announce the Preseason Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings for 2011. Haverford School (Pa.), located in the Philadelphia area, enters the new season ranked No. 1 in this year's preseason ranking.
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from Inside Lacrosse
As part of our launch of the 2011 Preseason Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings, I talked with No. 1 Haverford (Pa.) head coach John Nostrant (Baldwinsville). The Fords are gearing up for the season, and John talked to us about his team, the early schedule, leadership and the April 16 Checking for Cancer tournament. Haverford kicks off its season March 11 in a road contest against St. Paul's (Md.).
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Two of the hardest working Rochester Knighthawks will appropriately go into the team’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 19th. Defenseman Mike Hasen and forward Jeremy Hollenbeck will be honored in a pregame ceremony prior to the Knighthawks-Toronto Rock game at The Blue Cross Arena.
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12:15AM

from Binghamton Athletics
Head coach Ed Stephenson is poised to guide a young, but talented squad back to the America East Tournament as the Binghamton men's lacrosse team enters its 10th season as an intercollegiate program. This year's team looks to build off of big non-conference victories over a nationally-ranked Colgate team in last year's opener and a Siena squad that advanced to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
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from Colgate Athletics
After winning the season opener on a snowy Tyler's Field, the Colgate women's lacrosse team will head inside to face fifth-ranked Syracuse on Thursday evening at the Carrier Dome. All necessary game day links can be found at the Women's Lacrosse Game Central link at gocolgateraiders.com.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Fifth-ranked Syracuse opens the 2011 season on Thursday, Feb. 17 when it hosts Colgate at 5 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Admission is free of charge. The Orange return seven starters from last year’s team that advanced to the Final Four for the second time in three years.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Grant Catalino (Webster/Schroeder), John Galloway (West Genesee), Adam Jones (Canisius), and Brian Karalunas (J-D) make the list.
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from Villanova Athletics
Regarded as one of the nation's top longstick midfielders, Karalunas was the 2010 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and an All-BIG EAST First Team selection . . . Karalunas holds a 3.93 grade-point average as an Honors and Philosophy major and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Interdisciplinary Honors Program at Villanova.
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from Syracuse Athletics
A 2011 team captain, Galloway is a public relations major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He owns a 3.56 cumulative GPA and in 2010 became just the third men’s lacrosse player in school history to receive national Academic All-America honors when he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team . . . On the field, Galloway’s enters his senior season ranked eighth on the NCAA career list for best goals-against average (7.55) and tied for fifth on the NCAA all-time Division I wins list (44). His overall win-loss record stands at 44-6 in 50 career outings.
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from The Tucson Citizen/USA Today
The men’s lacrosse encounter Sunday between Denver and Syracuse at the Carrier Dome presents an interesting window into the sport’s current landscape.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
There are few openings for playing time this season on a senior-dominated Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team that will open the season at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Carrier Dome vs. Denver (Time Warner). Here are some likely candidates among the newcomers to earn some playing time:
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from NLL.com
Buffalo Bandits forward John Tavares is the National Lacrosse League's Overall Player of the Week, as well as being named Offensive Player of the Week for the games played on February 11th and 12th, Week #6 of the 2011 regular season.
Wednesday February 16, 2011 Share 10:15AM
from CitrusTV
CitrusTV's Scott Grodsky and Dan Moscaritolo sit down with goalie John Galloway to talk about the upcoming season. (5:17)
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from CitrusTV
CitrusTV's Caleb Lamb breaks down Women's Lacrosse upcoming season. (1:20)
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse has announced its women’s lacrosse television schedule for the 2011 campaign. The Orange will have an unprecedented five games televised live this season, including three from the Carrier Dome.
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from the Philadelphia Inquirer
Ung, 29, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime for shooting Edward DiDonato Jr. shortly after 2:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2010.
Tuesday February 15, 2011 Share 10:15AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
What you saw is apparently what you will get. That was Syracuse University men’s lacrosse coach John Desko’s observation following the team’s 11-9 preseason victory Thursday over Maryland in the Carrier Dome. Desko elected to approach the preseason test as a regular-season game, sticking with one group of players for the most part, especially on offense. Afterward, he said that will likely be the lineup he employs when Denver visits the Dome at 1 p.m. Sunday (Time Warner) to open the regular season. Here is how that lineup looks:
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from JustLacrosse
Virginia, Tufts Narrowly Claim Top Spots in First Polls of 2011.
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from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
Colgate opens the 2011 lacrosse season on Tuesday. Seriously. No cushy warm-up for the Raiders. Coach Jim Nagle’s team jumps into some serious fire when it travels to Long Island on Tuesday to play No. 9-ranked Hofstra at 4. Colgate was 3-10 a year ago. The Raiders lost their final three Patriot League games, all in overtime. One of those overtime losses was to Army, which upset Syracuse in the NCAA championships. Nine of Colgate’s losses were by a combined 17 goals.
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from St. Bonaventure Athletics
Freshman Cara Callahan (Corning West) and senior Christine Hanley (West Genesee) each scored four goals and Emily Kane (Irondequoit) dished out three assists to lead the St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse to a 14-10 season-opening victory over Bucknell Sunday afternoon at Graham Field.

"The Bucknell win was a great way to start off our 2011 season," commented head coach CHristy Malone. "We showed great composure and focus during the game. I thought it was a team effort all around. Hopefully we can build off of this win and carry the momentum over to Ohio State."
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from Inside Lacrosse
TRANSFERS TO WATCH: Ryan Zaremba, G, Geneseo - With the Blue Knights looking to replace first team All-America netminder Dennis Constanza, Zaremba enters the fold in upstate New York at the perfect time . . . A talented shot-stopper, Zaremba also brings outstanding athleticism in the clearing game.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“It’s awesome,” says Cornell senior captain Jack Dudley. “You’re just chomping at the bit to get out there. It’s just such an exciting time because you’re waiting for this day. You hear guys saying it in the locker room, getting jacked up for today. You don’t get a lot of sleep the night before because you keep thinking about getting out there.”

Because of Ivy League restrictions, the Cornell men’s team cannot start full practices until February 1. This delayed start date, added to the team’s practice restrictions in the fall, makes Feb. 1 a long-awaited date on the Hill.
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from USILA.org
Le Moyne #2, Cortland #4.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Head Coach: Gary Gait
Conference: Big East
2010 Records: 15-7, 6-2
2011 Opener: Thursday, Feb. 17 vs. Colgate
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from The Henrietta Post
William Smith College lacrosse Head Coach Pat Genovese recently introduced Rafe Mattingly ’08 as the newest member of her coaching staff. He also works as an assistant director of admissions for Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
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from The Daily Orange
In John Desko's mind, the definition of Syracuse lacrosse for years has been offense. A fast-paced, high-scoring, run-and-gun attack has powered the Orange to 11 national championships and still serves as the staple of the SU program.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Tickets go on sale today for the second annual ESPNU Warrior Classic, a men’s college lacrosse doubleheader, held Saturday, April 23, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The doubleheader features Massachusetts vs. Hofstra in the first game at 3 p.m. followed by Rutgers vs. Syracuse at 5:30 p.m. Both games will be televised on ESPNU.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The game was treated almost as an afterthought, as the starters on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team stood on the sideline in warmup suits after defeating Maryland and the freezing temperatures in the Carrier Dome made for uncomfortable viewing.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
As a Maine-Endwell athlete prior to 2000 graduation, he was All-Metro twice apiece in football and basketball, and also a two-time Section 4 Lacrosse Conference all-star.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Who says Duke can't repeat? The defending NCAA champion Blue Devils dismantled Siena, 20-6. Photos by John Strohsacker
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from Yahoo Sports
. . . in the little-known world of professional lacrosse, Twitter serves a lot of purposes. It's a team builder, a community outreach program, and a scoreboard, all in one. Most teams have Twitter accounts to broadcast promotions, but the people making the real difference on the social networking site are the players themselves.
Monday February 14, 2011 Share 8:45AM
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from The Daily Collegian
“We wanted to make sure our guys had one practice run out here before Binghamton came to town for our home opener [next week],” Tambroni said. “I was pleased that we were able to get this done. The staff did a great job of getting the field ready for us.”
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from Hofstra Athletics
The ninth-ranked Hofstra Men's Lacrosse team will begin its 63rd season of competition this Tuesday, February 15 when the Pride host the Raiders of Colgate University at James M. Shuart Stadium. Game time is 4 p.m.
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from The Daily Collegian
Unfortunately for the preseason No. 16-ranked Penn State women’s lacrosse team, Cornell scored the game winner with 17 seconds showing on the clock to beat the Lions, 15-14, in their season-opening exhibition match at Sunday afternoon at Bigler Field.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
For anyone who is still searching for the perfect mate on this Valentine's Day, there are a number of ways to go about it . . . Now, for a less conventional but seemingly effective way, one could also become a member of the Rochester Knighthawks fan club, the Krew.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
It will be a special Valentine’s Day for 60 kids in the Rochester area on Monday night as the Junior Knighthawks practice at 5:00 p.m. at Total Sports Experience. Knighthawks defenseman Scott Ditzell and forward Jarrett Davis will provide the instruction. (Video 1:48)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
John Tavares scored his 700th NLL goal to help the Buffalo Bandits (4-2) dominate the Philadelphia Wings (3-4), 16-7, Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Tavares' fingerprints were all over the Bandits' performance. He scored five goals on the night (704 total), added four assists and displayed the smarts and toughness that has enabled the 42-year-old to remain effective 20 years into his NLL career.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
In last night’s game there was something different about All-Star forward Cody Jamieson. It was something that was not apparent with the fans watching in The Blue Cross Arena or the players on opposing bench, but was very clear to Jamieson. The National Lacrosse League rookie was privately making a statement and paying tribute to Native people with the use of a new stick he unveiled against the Minnesota Swarm.
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from WBNG-TV
59 lacrosse teams took the field this weekend in the John Mack Memorial Tournament at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.
Sunday February 13, 2011 Share 9:30AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Despite facing a 10-9 deficit late in the fourth quarter, the Rochester Knighthawks rallied back with three unanswered goals en route to a 12-10 victory over the Minnesota Swarm tonight at The Blue Cross Arena. The win was Rochester’s second straight in front of its home crowd this season as the Knighthawks improved to 4-2 overall, moving them within one-half game of the East Division-leading Toronto Rock and a second-place tie with the Buffalo Bandits.
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from Tom Kovic/Inside Lacrosse
As an advisor, I am asked many questions about the college quest and lately the area of verbal commitments seems to top the list. I would like to share my personal thoughts on what has become a popular recruiting strategy that is used by prospects and college coaches alike.
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from Army Athletics
Senior attackman Jeremy Boltus scored two goals and added one assist, but it was not enough as #16/17 Massachusetts upset #12/13 Army, 8-5, on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Garber Field.

UMass held a commanding 50-22 advantage in shots, but Army senior goalkeeper Tom Palesky recorded 18 saves to keep the Black Knights in the game throughout. "I think we have one of the better goalkeepers in the country," said Army head coach Joe Alberici of his Palesky. "He was phenomenal today and did a great job. We need to get the rest of our team playing up to that level.
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from Colgate Athletics
Colleen Bubnack (West Genesee) and Katie Sullivan scored four goals apiece to lead the Colgate women's lacrosse team to a 17-15 win over Stony Brook on a snowy afternoon at Tyler's Field. Colgate (1-0) got five total points from Courtney Miller on three goals and two assists. Bubnack also had five points after adding an assist to her four-goal output. Alison Flood (Liverpool) had three points in her first game in a Colgate uniform, while Christina Roa earned the win with three saves in 49 minutes of play. Hanna Longwell saw her first action of her career with 11 minutes in the second half and had a save.
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from Siena Athletics
There's no greater test for a team then opening your season against the defending National Champions. The Siena men's lacrosse team did just that Saturday when they squared off with fifth ranked Duke. The Blue Devils looked every bit the part of a defending champion, scoring five goals in the game's first eight minutes en route to a 20-6 final at Koskinen Stadium.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Freshman Nicky Galasso scored four goals in his collegiate men's lacrosse debut as third-ranked North Carolina defeated Robert Morris 14-11 in the season opener for both teams at Fetzer Field Saturday afternoon.
Saturday February 12, 2011 Share 8:15AM
from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate men's lacrosse team enters its 90th season in program history and looks to secure its second Patriot League Championship title and make its second NCAA tournament appearance. The Raiders finished the 2010 season with a 3-10 overall record and were 2-4 in league play, averaging 8.85 goals per game and scoring a total of 115 goals. (Video available 7:46)
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from LaxPower
Oswego State men's lacrosse head coach Ryan Martin recently announced his assistant coaching staff for the upcoming 2011 season. Martin, who is in his first season with the Division III Lakers, will be joined on the sidelines by Ryan Spillett, Dan Rogers, and Steve Reynolds.

Ryan Spillett joins the Oswego State coaching staff after having served as the head coach as Cazenovia College from Fall 2006 to Spring 2010. Spillett is most recognizable to lacrosse fans from his time at Le Moyne College. Spillett, a 4-year starter with Le Moyne, currently holds numerous statistical records with the NCAA Division II Dolphins.
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from Zach Brown/The Daily Orange
Billy Ward to Scott Loy. Loy to Pat Powderly. Powderly to Derek Maltz. They're not the expected scoring combinations for Syracuse. In fact, they may not see much time in Orange box scores this year. But against Canisius on Thursday, those freshmen got their chance to shine.
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from Zach Brown/The Daily Orange
It only took one possession for the Orange to display a chemistry that was lacking in its first two scrimmages a week ago. Thursday, No. 1 SU knocked off No. 6 Maryland 11-9 in the Carrier Dome as both teams' starters played for most of the game. Syracuse's first team then watched from the sideline as the backups pulled out a 10-6 win over Canisius. But against Maryland, it was SU's first attack line of Keogh, Marasco and redshirt junior Tim Desko that shined for Syracuse after struggling a weekend ago.
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from SportsFive.net
Kyle Barrett and Paul Wilson will once again offer a clinic for team statisticians. This year the clinic will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Pittsford library.
Friday February 11, 2011 Share 9:15AM
Citrus TV's Scott Grodsky Talks to Jojo Marasco and Stephen Keogh

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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It was only five days later, but the offense looked five times better. That was the storyline of the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s 11-9 victory over Maryland on Thursday in the frigid Carrier Dome. Later, with the Orange starters standing on the sideline, the reserves tackled Canisius in the second half of a twin-bill and prevailed 10-6.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Graduation took three of the Midshipmen’s top four scorers, leaving Andy Warner (Corning East) as the only returner with more than 10 goals last year. The senior recorded 22 goals and 15 assists and will likely draw the opposition’s best defenseman.

“I don’t know if I really feel a burden,” he said. “I have to play well. That doesn’t mean I have to score five goals a game or have five assists a game. I just have to make sure that when I’m out there, our offense is running smoothly.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks game on Saturday, February 12th has something to offer fans of all ages. It’s a game where you come to see lacrosse and could leave with a bobblehead, autographs from Knighthawks legends or bears built by the players.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Defending NCAA Division III women's lacrosse champion Salisbury earned 15 of 20 first-place votes to take the No. 1 spot in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III preseason poll. Hamilton, the team the Sea Gulls beat for their first title and the top-ranked team in Lacrosse Magazine's preseason poll, earned the remaining five first-place votes and came in at No. 2.
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from the Baltimore Sun
When Jack Emmer retired as Army’s head coach after the 2005 season, he left as college lacrosse all-time winningest coach with 326 victories. That mark has since been surpassed by Salisbury’s Jim Berkman, but Emmer continues to monitor the game from the stands. Emmer, whose job status with ESPN is in the air, shared his perspective on the upcoming season.
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from YNN.com
Highlights followed by Desko interview. (Videos)

Post-Standard Photos
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks’ three-game homestand ends on Saturday, February 12th as one of the top teams in the West Division, the Minnesota Swarm, will buzz into town for a 7:35 p.m. showdown with the K-Hawks.
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from the Georgia Lax Blog
For any interested frequent flyers out there . . .
The GLB was contacted again by MTV... while most HS laxers are preparing for the season, we want to get the word out in case there are folks who might be able to participate. MTV is casting Lacrosse Players to be extras in the first season of the TV Series “Teen Wolf.”
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from The Post-Standard
The road to a third Final Four in four years won’t be an easy one for the Syracuse women’s lacrosse squad. After opening the season at Colgate on Friday, the Orange travels to Stanford, then hosts Virginia before beginning a grueling six-game road trip. “The first thing we’ve consciously done is try and strengthen our schedule this year,” he said. “With this program it’s my philosophy that we need to play the best in order to be the best. We’re excited about that.”
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from WNYT.com
Winners of three of the last four MAAC Regular Season Titles and the 2009 MAAC Tournament Championship, the Siena Men’s Lacrosse team is the favorite to win the league in 2011 according to the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Thursday. Seniors John Rogener and Duncan Seale and juniors Tom Morr and Bryan Neufeld were named to the Preseason All-MAAC Team Siena received 43 votes from the league’s seven head coaches, five votes more than second place Marist. Canisius (34), new league member Jacksonville (30), Manhattan (22), Detroit (21) and VMI (8) rounded out the voting.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 Syracuse concluded its preseason exhibition schedule on Thursday, Feb. 10 with a pair of scrimmage victories at the Carrier Dome. The Orange defeated No. 4 Maryland, 11-9, in the first game and Canisius, 10-6, in the second. Both contests featured four regulation quarters. The starting attack unit powered the Orange in the opening game. The trio of senior Stephen Keogh, sophomore JoJo Marasco and redshirt junior Tim Desko combined for 10 points against Maryland.
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the reserves for the league's 2011 All-Star Game, presented by the Oneida Indian Nation. The game takes place at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on Sunday, February 27 at 2 PM Eastern.

The East All-Star reserves are forwards Dan Dawson & Josh Sanderson (Boston Blazers), John Tavares & Brett Bucktooth (Buffalo Bandits), Garrett Billings (Toronto Rock), Shawn Evans & Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks); transition player Max Seibald (Philadelphia Wings); defensemen Sandy Chapman (Toronto Rock), Sid Smith (Rochester Knighthawks) and Kyle Rubisch (Boston Blazers), and goaltender Bob Watson (Toronto Rock).
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from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
With winter storm warnings flying and arctic Schoelkopf Field brushed temporarily of its white blanket, the Cornell University lacrosse team conducted its first preseason practice last week. It’s business as usual for the Big Red, which returns attackman of the year Rob Pannell and figures to be a threat to earn a fourth appearance in five years to the NCAA Final Four.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
But the Orange elephant in the room is the Syracuse offense, which struggled noticeably in stretches in its settled game. Sometimes the culprit was turnovers. Other times, it was the lack of a classic dodger or finisher, a guy who consistently demanded the ball in crunch time. You know, guys like Mike Leveille or Steven Brooks or Michael Springer, or one of the Powells or Gaits.
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from NLL.com
Prior to the All-Star Game, the NLL will host Fan Fest, starting at 10am and continuing right up to the start of the All-Star Game at 2pm. Fans will have the opportunity to meet players during autograph sessions and play the NLL Lacrosse video game against fellow fans.
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from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Binghamton (4-10, 1-4) will be led by junior defender Derrick Danieu, a first-team all-conference selection the last two seasons, and sophomore Matt Springer, who earned America East all-rookie honors a year ago after scoring a program-record 29 goals.
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from William Smith Athletics
William Smith Director of Athletics Deb Steward recently announced plans for the Heron Lacrosse Weekend Celebration. The College will welcome back alumnae, family, and friends March 25-27 for a full slate of events, including the recognition of five William Smith College Teams of Distinction.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Championship will return to the ‘Cuse after the league’s inaugural championship an SU victory in 2007.
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from Lax.com
Fourteen Upstaters on rosters of the four participating teams.
Thursday February 10, 2011 Share 4:30PM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University lacrosse team played its starters for most of the game in today's 11-9 victory over Maryland in a preseason tilt in the frigid Carrier Dome. Most of that group stood on the sidelines in warmup uniforms when the Orange took the field against Canisius at 2 p.m.

Starting at attack in the second game were true freshmen Billy Ward and Derek Maltz and junior Collin Donahue. The second midfield unit of Steve Ianzito, Ryan Barber and Pete Coleman moved up to first midfield. SU started sophomores Joe Fazio, Dave Hamlin and Kyle Carey at close defense. Redshirt freshman Matt Lerman started in goal. True freshman Drew Jenkins and junior Bobby Eilers plays short-stick defensive middie, and junior Gairet Myers played longstick middie.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University lacrosse team outscored Maryland 4-2 in the fourth quarter and prevailed 11-9 today in a preseason game in the frigid Carrier Dome.

SU used a couple of razzle-dazzle goals to pull ahead for keeps in an evenly played back-and-forth contest. Senior longstick midfielder Joel White scored the first one when he took a pass in the Maryland box and faked a pass to his right, drawing his defender away from him and allowing him to whip a hard right-handed shot high into the net for a 9-8 SU lead with 9 minutes, 37 seconds to play.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Big East Conference has announced the locations of the first two Big East Men’s Lacrosse Championships. The first championship will be held at Villanova’s Goodreau Field May 3 and 5, 2012, while Syracuse will host the 2013 championship at the Carrier Dome May 2 and 4. Loyola University will host its first Big East postseason event when the 2013 Big East Women’s Lacrosse Championship is played in Baltimore.
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from Colgate Athletics
Colgate athletics will host National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 12. Three Colgate women’s teams will be playing throughout the day; the women’s lacrosse team, women’s basketball team and women’s ice hockey team. All events are free and are open to both girls and boys. The first event of the day will be at 1 p.m. when the women’s lacrosse team takes on Stony Brook in its home opener on Tyler’s Field.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team will again welcome two foes to the Carrier Dome in one day, as it wraps up its preseason scrimmages at 11 a.m. Thursday vs. Maryland and 2 p.m. vs. Canisius ($10 adults, $5 12-and-under and $10 parking). There are no plans for a Maryland-Canisius scrimmage as part of the day. “We need to put some points on the board and get rid of some turnovers,” Desko said. “We just need to step up and play our game.”
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
John Desko watched the film, checked the radar and issued orders to have a practice field adjacent to Manley Fieldhouse swept clean of snow. Then he sent his Syracuse University lacrosse team out onto the frosty full field to get some much needed work.

“Where we are, we take what we can get,” Desko said Wednesday afternoon. “The field was plowed for us early in the week, so we went outside. We did a lot of our full-field stuff. We probably should have gotten to our 6-on-6, but knowing we weren’t going to have the field after that we did that first.”
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
“We have been hearing from our fans, and other concerned people, that airing all of our games on TV has affected our attendance. To get a gauge of whether or not our decision to air all our games on TV has contributed to our paid attendance figures we are scaling down our TV schedule for the rest of the season.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Attendance for a 15-12 win over Minnesota was 15,001 last Friday. That followed a home opener throng of 16,685 on Jan. 22. There are 9,500 Bandits season ticket holders. The game-night presentation includes a dancing squad of cheerleaders, giveaways, contests and the encouraging voice of Chris Swenson, who always seems to know when to urge the crowd to higher decibel levels.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Three Rochester Knighthawks were honored by the National Lacrosse League today for their contributions to the K-Hawks’ 11-6 win last Saturday against the Philadelphia Wings. Jordan Hall was awarded the Transition Player of the Week, while Jamieson grabbed Rookie of the Week accolades and Shawn Evans garnered Overall Player of the Week honors.
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from the Daily Collegian
What makes the contest between Army and the Minutemen so interesting is that for the past five years, the Black Knights have been the typical preseason scrimmage team for UMass. The last time these two teams met in a competitive, regular-season game was in 1998.
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from metroWNY.com
Once a midfielder at the modified level, Govenettio could have sought a change back to his former position. However, his competitive nature only drew him to focus on getting better at what he was doing. As it turned out, Govenettio actually thrived on all of the attention the goalie for a relatively new Lake Shore varsity program was receiving from opposing shooters.
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from the Baltimore Sun
ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon is prepping for the upcoming season, which begins on Feb. 19 when he covers Johns Hopkins’ visit to Towson. Here are some of his thoughts on the 2011 campaign.
Wednesday February 9, 2011 Share 12:15AM
from Danielle Bernstein/Inside Lacrosse
Coming off their second final four appearance in three seasons, Syracuse enters the 2011 season with another talented team looking to make a run in the challenging Big East Conference. The Orange return two All-Americans in goalie Liz Hogan and attacker Tee Ladouceur and were picked to finish second in the Big East, narrowly trailing Georgetown by two points and one first place vote.
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from Villanova Athletics
Villanova University men's lacrosse standout Brian Karalunas (J-D) has been chosen as the 2010-11 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The selection was made by the Conference's Academic Affairs Committee. A senior from Dewitt, N.Y., Karalunas will receive a $4,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has been selected to finish second in its inaugural season in the Northeast-10 Conference, as voted upon by the league's 13 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Le Moyne, which posted a 9-6 record at the Division I level last year, received three of the possible 13 first-place votes to finish with 130 points. Adelphi, which has won the last two National Championships and won the Northeast-10 in its first year in the league last year, picked up nine first-place votes to top the poll with 140 points.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The BIG EAST Conference selected senior goalie John Galloway (West Genesee) of the men’s lacrosse team as Syracuse University’s male recipient of the 2010-11 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Galloway was one of 16 male honorees recognized by the conference, one from each member school. He will receive $2,000 toward graduate studies.
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from Cornell Athletics
Jennifer Baker, a well-respected high school lacrosse coach and Navy veteran, will join the Cornell women's lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant coach on Jenny Graap's staff for the upcoming 2011 season.
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from Albany Athletics
After reaching the America East Conference championship game last year, UAlbany has been chosen to finish second in the conference preseason poll, as announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8 by the league office.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Many teams played their first scrimmage last weekend. And the yearly February injury report seems to get longer each year. Why is everybody banged up?
Tuesday February 8, 2011 Share 9:15AM
from Zuri Irvin/The Daily Orange
Michelle Tumolo skipped the freshman learning curve. Referred to as a "super sophomore" by Syracuse women's lacrosse head coach Gary Gait, the SU attack rewrote the freshman record book last year after posting the highest single-season totals in points and assists for a Syracuse newcomer. After her first start, she became the first SU freshman to put up a seven-point game since 2007.
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from Chris Iseman/The Daily Orange
On a day when the Syracuse offense struggled to put points on the board, there remained one constant in SU's offensive attack in Saturday's exhibitions: Jovan Miller. A lack of chemistry among the offensive players didn't seem to affect the senior midfielder, who scored four goals over the course of two games.
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from the Baltomore Sun
ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins All-American goalkeeper Quint Kessenich is juggling his responsibilities covering both college basketball and lacrosse, but he was kind enough to share his thoughts on the upcoming lacrosse season.
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from Inside Lacrosse
This week, Quint opens up the new college season with Duke longstick midfielder Tom Montelli, Stony Brook coach Rick Sowell, Inside Lacrosse Managing Editor Terry Foy, Marquette Deputy Athletic Director Mike Broeke and ESPN and Inside Lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon.
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from Casey Vock/Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse has confirmed that top-ranked recruit Lyle Thompson, who moved to the Akwesasne-Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York during the fall with intentions of playing for Section X’s Salmon River, has returned to central New York and will be playing at Section 3, Class C LaFayette this coming spring.

Thompson spent his first two varsity seasons as a Shamrock, putting up 50 points in his eighth-grade year (an abbreviated season due to a broken collar bone). As a freshman, he put up 114 points and was named Section X’s most valuable player.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been selected to win its fourth straight Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship, as voted upon by the league's 11 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.

Le Moyne, which has played in the last 11 Northeast-10 Conference Championship games, received eight of the possible 11 first-place votes to finish with 98 points. Merrimack College, which upset the Dolphins, 12-11, in overtime in last season's conference tournament title game, picked up a pair of first-place votes to finish second in the poll with 92 points.
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from William Smith Athletics
“We’re very pleased to have someone of Rafe’s experience join our coaching staff,” Genovese said. “He was a standout defensive player and is an experienced coach. He’s adapting quickly to the women’s game and is giving valuable input and direction.”
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the starting lineups for the league's 2011 All-Star Game, presented by the Oneida Indian Nation. The game takes place at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on Sunday, February 27 at 2 PM Eastern. (For tickets, click on banner at right.)
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from Lacrosse Magazine
G AJ Fiore (Ithaca)
Hometown product was solid as a freshman, but expectations are higher. “Last year we concentrated on him making saves and keeping the ball out of the net. This year we’re developing his personality a little more, as a vocal leader of our defense,” DeLuca said.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team entered Saturday’s preseason scrimmages with Hofstra and Le Moyne facing two major questions. One was answered; the other was not.
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from metroWNY.com
“Our goals haven’t change from year to year,” stated Alberici recently by phone from West Point. “We fully expect to compete for a National Championship.
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from Inside Lacrosse
“The franchise has been great to me. They asked me to play and I did, and now it’s time to focus on coaching the Syracuse Women and the Hamilton Nationals.”
Monday February 7, 2011 Share 10:00AM
from AP/Times-Union
The Adirondack Sports Complex near the southern edge of the Adirondacks in Queensbury, N.Y., was unoccupied when part of the dome gave way late Sunday. About half of the complex, which is used for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and other sports, was deflated.
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from Michael Cohen/The Daily Orange
The No. 1 team in the country couldn't get its hands on the ball. Two minutes had already gone by, and Syracuse had yet to gain possession against Hofstra. From the opening faceoff, the Pride jumped on top of Syracuse. Two goals in under two minutes, and SU's attack stood at midfield waiting for a chance.
Sunday February 6, 2011 Share 10:00AM
from LaxPower
Defending champion Onondaga is the unanimous choice as #1 in the NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Top Ten Preseason Poll. The Lazers finished the 2010 season with a 17-2 record.
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from Inside Lacrosse
With the scoreboard wiped clean after each quarter of each game, the three coaching staffs experimented heavily with personnel, giving many inexperienced players, including many freshmen, a chance to compete for time, and providing coaches with game film of many different player combinations.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It was fitting that the 1,000 or so college lacrosse fans who entered the Carrier Dome on a sunny Saturday morning exited on a gray, sleety Saturday afternoon. There was some pretty miserable offensive lacrosse played in the interim.

“We expected a lot of mistakes today, especially with this being the first scrimmage,” John Galloway, the senior All-America goalie on the Syracuse University lacrosse team, said after the Orange fell to Hofstra 6-5 and rebounded to defeat Le Moyne 10-5. “I think we learned a ton from today. Those mistakes are going to happen. We need to watch the film tomorrow morning and adjust.”
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Philadelphia Wings 11-6 in an afternoon matinee today at The Blue Cross Arena. The victory marks Rochester’s first at home, as they avoid having the franchise’s first ever 0-3 home start. Rochester moves to 3-2 with the win, while Philadelphia falls to 3-3 in their first road loss.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The folks who make the rules governing college lacrosse are becoming adept at dancing around the one issue that threatens the reputation of the sport as “the fastest game on two feet.” That would be a shot clock.
Saturday February 5, 2011 Share 6:30PM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University lacrosse team rebounded from an earlier defeat to Hofstra to down Le Moyne 10-5 this afternoon in the Carrier Dome in preseason action.

Substituting liberally in the second half, SU fell to Hofstra 6-5 in the middle game. The Orange fell behind 2-0 in the opening minutes, rallied to tie it at 3 at the half and then was outscored 3-2 in the second half when the Pride kept senior stars Jay Card and Jamie Lincoln in the lineup while SU went to its bench.

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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Gary Gait ends one career today to focus on another, as one of the greatest players in the history of professional lacrosse leaves to concentrate his coaching career. The 43-year-old Gait departs after playing 18 seasons in the National Lacrosse League and three with the Rochester Knighthawks.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University lacrosse team, substituting liberally in the second half, fell to Hofstra 6-5 this afternoon in a preseason scrimmage in the Carrier Dome. The Orange fell behind 2-0 in the opening minutes, rallied to tie it at 3 at the half and then was outscored 3-2 in the second half when the Pride kept senior stars Jay Card and Jamie Lincoln in the lineup while SU went to its bench.
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from Syracuse Athletics
The second-ranked Orange men’s lacrosse team began the 2011 season on Saturday, Feb. 5 by splitting a pair of scrimmages at the Carrier Dome. The Orange defeated Division II Le Moyne, 10-5, and lost to No. 9 Hofstra, 6-5.

Box Scores | Photos | Video Highlights
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from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team opened the 2011 campaign with a pair of scrimmages against top-ten Division I programs on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. Le Moyne squared off against #9 Hofstra University from the Colonial Athletic Association and #2 Syracuse University of the BIG EAST as part of the three-way scrimmage.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
It is the same story every year. After a month of preseason camp the men’s lacrosse teams at Syracuse, Le Moyne and Hofstra are eager to face somebody wearing a different-colored jersey. They will get the chance today in the Carrier Dome. “It’s a great opportunity for all of us,” Dolphins coach Dan Sheehan said of today’s three-way scrimmage that will begin at 10 ($10 adults, $5 12 and under; $10 parking) and likely last beyond 4. “The kids on our teams have been beating each other up for three weeks now. We need things to work on, and this will give us the chance.”
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange men’s lacrosse team kicks off the 2011 season on Saturday, Feb. 5 with a three-way scrimmage inside the Carrier Dome. The second-ranked Orange will host No. 9 Hofstra at 12 p.m. and take on Division II power Le Moyne at 2 p.m. Hofstra and Le Moyne get things underway with an exhibition matchup at 10 a.m. This marks the fifth straight season the Pride and Dolphins will visit the Dome for a round of preseason scrimmages.
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from YNN.com
Sights and sounds from Cornell men's media day. (Video 18:31)
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from Inside Lacrosse
. . . the Terps will look to defend their title without Tewaaraton winner Caitlyn McFadden and IWLCA Defender of the Year Karissa Taylor, but five of their top six scorers last season, including three All-Americans in Karri Ellen Johnson, Sarah Mollison and Katie Schwarzmann return, Maryland looks like a very tough team to beat.
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from RecordOnline.com
"I keep using the words honor and privilege," said Corrigan, who won't be at West Point on a full-time basis until early March. "How we got here is how we got here. What's exciting is where we are going to be able to go, the people we are going to be able to work with and the cadets."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Buffalo Bandits (3-2) defeated the Minnesota Swarm (3-2) by the score of 15-12 Friday night in front of 15,001 fans at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY. John Tavares scored twice for the Bandits, bringing his career regular season goals total to 699.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will host the Philadelphia Wings in a 2:05 p.m. game today at The Blue Cross Arena. The game will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com. For tickets call (585) 454-5335 or go online to knighthawks.net. The first 5,000 fans will receive Silly Bandz, courtesy of Time Warner Cable.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Easton Sports, a leading manufacturer of sporting goods equipment, continues to grow, as the Easton Lacrosse brand launches innovative products in 2011. As the first new team sport added to Easton’s lineup since 1985, the division stems from Easton’s purchase of Talon Lacrosse in 2010.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The IL Gear Zone gets up close and personal with Rhino Lacrosse gear. Rhino Lacrosse is owned and operated by Syracuse four time All American and current pro player Ryan Powell. Powell currently resides in Portland, OR where he designs apparel for men, women and youth.
Friday February 4, 2011 Share 10:30AM
from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
When he arrived for his first practice with the Syracuse University lacrosse team less than a month ago there was a question of how quickly Tom Palasek could learn the intricacies of the offense and mesh with his new teammates.

“Lacrosse has been the easiest adjustment,” the junior attackman said recently. “Getting classes, finding classes and the weather have really been the biggest change, to be honest. Lacrosse is the simple part of it.”
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from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks (2-2) host the Philadelphia Wings (3-2) at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday afternoon at 2pm ET. The red hot Wings will be looking to win their fourth straight game after opening the season 0-2. Fans can watch the game on the NLL Network on NLL.com.

"Almost everything broke down (last week). It goes back to the level of competitiveness," Hasen said. "We were working hard as individuals, but our team play was lacking. Guys were battling each other for loose balls. Everybody sort of looks around and waits for someone else to do it instead of setting an example. This is what we will be working on in practice this week to get ready for Philadelphia."
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from Syracuse Athletics
The fifth-ranked Syracuse women's lacrosse team hosted its annual media day after practice on Thursday, February 3 in Manley Field House. Head coach Gary Gait and the student-athletes previewed the 2011 season, which gets underway on February 17.

“We’re definitely young," Gait said. "We will determine the direction and the model of this team as the season progresses. It’s going to depend on how they come together as a group and how they react to pressure. In the end, hopefully, we’ll all move in the direction we were hoping and we’ll be looking at the end of the season fighting for a championship.”

Media Day Highlights | Coach Gait Quotes | Student-Athlete Quotes
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from Chris Iseman/The Daily Orange
The chip on the shoulder of every member of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team drives their intensity. It's there to ensure they never have to experience the way they felt after last season's early postseason exit at the hands of Army.

So when SU takes the field this weekend for two exhibition games, the Orange isn't going to view them as only practice. It's much more than that. It's the first step toward redemption.
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from Siena Athletics
Siena College Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Andrea Duffy has finalized her 2011 coaching staff with the addition of Julia Campbell. A 2009 graduate of Lees-McRae College where she excelled in both women's lacrosse and soccer, Campbell joins Molly Ortolano as assistants on the Saints' staff.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Time may have healed the wound, but coach John Desko said the loss continues to follow the players and coaches. “I think players have used that as motivation,” he said Thursday. “We had one of our best regular seasons ever. We lost one game by one goal, and we got into the playoffs against a team that we had already beaten during the year and we lost in overtime.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Safety first. Perhaps never in lacrosse history has such a diverse group of stakeholders invested in keeping the sport safe gathered in one place, as will be the case March 11 in Baltimore when US Lacrosse hosts the inaugural Lacrosse Sports M
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from Lacrosse Magazine
"Coach, coach," a man about my age said as he pulled me aside. "Hey, I just want to say thanks for your presentation. I really got a lot out of it. It was great."
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from the Baltimore Sun
When Penn State successfully wooed Jeff Tambroni away from Cornell, fans and observers quickly stamped the Nittany Lions as a playoff contender. Slow down, Tambroni is cautioning.
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from the Buffalo News
B. Thomas Golisano said goodbye to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. But he certainly left open the possibility that it was not his final farewell to the Buffalo sports scene.
Thursday February 3, 2011 Share 10:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Army senior defenseman Bill Henderson (Tully) and senior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) have something in common: Each is a preseason pick for Patriot League player of the year, Henderson for defense, Boltus for offense.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Among the several holes Cornell must address prior to the upcoming seasons is the void created by the graduation of midfielder Chris Ritchie, who recorded 17 goals and eight assists last spring. For now, that role appears to belong to senior midfielder Jack Dudley.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Classes just got done for the day and you look at the weather and it's gonna snow, sleet some, heavy winds and there's not a chance that your coach will cancel practice player so that he can put you through a mental test. If you're packing your gear up and find yourself wondering how you are going to stay warm enough to hold your stick let alone make a pass then follow these tips to stay comfortable and dry at practice.
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from DigitalSpy.com
The show will follow high school lacrosse player Scott as he is attacked by werewolf Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) and discovers that his life has changed forever.
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9:15AM
from the Albany Times-Union
There was a three-hour period Monday night in the life of Niskayuna High lacrosse standout Kayla Treanor that is difficult for the junior to describe.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
They will be known as the Hamilton Nationals, and the move completes a transition of sole ownership to former co-owner Curt Styres and Arrow Express Sports. Details on the coaching staff and front office were also announced Wednesday. Regy Thorpe is the head coach, taking over for Dave Huntley, who resigned after the 2010 season. Gary Gait will be an assistant coach, along with Jason Johnson, the lone holdover from Huntley's staff.
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from the Baltimore Sun
“Surprised or disappointed? I guess a little bit of both,” Marr said Tuesday. “… I had been in contact with a pretty good number of alumni for quite a bit. I was certainly disappointed.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Filmmaker and President of Paladin Pictures, Inc., Kent C. Williamson, recently launched a tribe-funding opportunity to help raise needed production funds for the lacrosse film UN1TY. “We have traditional investors on this project, but we wanted to reach out to the community around us to help make this lacrosse film,” Williamson said.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Freshmen Miles and Ty Thompson (LaFayette, Salmon River), who are cousins, are slated to open the season as starting attackmen. The Thompson cousins will be paired with junior Joe Resetarits, who is returning from a broken foot that allowed him to play in just five games last spring.

Great Danes coach Scott Marr said promoting the Thompson cousins to starters became apparent after watching them play in the fall.
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from Cornell Athletics
The No. 8/4 Cornell men's lacrosse team opened preparations for the 2011 season with its first day of practice today, Tuesday, Feb 1. The team plays its first game in just over three weeks, as the Big Red plays host to Hobart on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Schoellkopf Field at noon.

“We're ready to get started,” said Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Lacrosse. “This has been a long time coming and my staff and I am excited to get together with the entire team for the first time and focus on lacrosse. With so many returning players, we feel like we're young, but experienced, and we're excited because we feel like we can hit the ground running today.”
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team opened the 2011 season on Tuesday afternoon with high expectations and plenty of enthusiasm. The threat of snow didn't dampen spirits, as Cornell readies for an exciting 14-game regular season schedule.
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the coaching staffs for the 2011 All-Star Game, presented by the Oneida Indian Nation. The game takes place at the Turning Stone Arena at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York on Sunday, February 27 at 2 PM Eastern. Troy Cordingley, head coach of the Toronto Rock will serve as head coach of the East Team, while the West Team will be coached by Chris Hall, head coach of the Washington Stealth. Both coaches led their teams to last season's Championship Game, where the Stealth prevailed, 15-11.
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from LaxPower
Noah Fossner, a senior goalkeeper from Niskayuna, N.Y. (Niskayuna HS), will start in goal for the second straight season this spring after an outstanding 2010 campaign that saw him earn second team All-CAA honors and earn a spot on the CAA All-Tournament team.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks forward Shawn Evans was named to the Team Canada roster for the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Evans is the third Knighthawk named to Team Canada, as he will join Jordan Hall and Matt Vinc for the tournament held in Prague from May 21-28.
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
A year ago today, Eddie DiDonato was lying near death in a Philadelphia hospital bed after being shot six times at close range. The incident shook the interior of the lacrosse scene in Philadelphia as hard as the shots that rang into his abdomen outside the Old City section of Philly where DiDonato was spending a weekend night out with friends.
Wednesday February 2, 2011 Share 10:00AM
from PostStar.com
The idea of playing two sports at the Division I level would be inconceivable for some, but Schuylerville’s Courtney Pierce welcomes it. Her girls lacrosse coach, Erin Lloyd, has an example of why Pierce should do well.
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from the Baltimore Sun
When Jeff Tambroni suddenly left Cornell for Penn State on June 17, it took the Big Red just one day to promote Ben DeLuca from defensive coordinator to head coach. And just as quickly, DeLuca said the high standards set by predecessors like Tambroni, Dave Pietramala and Richie Moran won’t change.

Cornell Media Day Photos from The Post-Standard
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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Zach Fink has discovered a worthwhile way to help fight Lyme Disease, a disease that has significantly impacted his life and one be believes is a threat to many other lacrosse players.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team is in an unusual situation this season in that none of the team’s 19 true freshmen has burned his redshirt season. How is that unusual considering the team has yet to play its first preseason scrimmage?
Here is how it works . . .

. . . and Dan Sheehan remains the head coach of perennial Division II national contender Le Moyne, but his primary assistants will be new this season.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Casey Powell is on the verge of becoming the highest-scoring American box lacrosse player of all time.

The Boston Blazers forward, with six goals last weekend, has 242 in his career. He has surpassed former Philadelphia star Kevin Finnernan (235) already this season, and is now moving in on former Wings great Jake Bergey (256) on the list of U.S.-born players.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse team (ranked sixth nationally by Lacrosse Magazine in its 2011 preseason Division III poll), will be holding its Annual High School Lacrosse Clinic on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lusk Field House on campus. The clinic, conducted by Cortland head coach Kathy Taylor, assistant coach Chelsea Strodel and volunteer assistant coach Courtney Farrell, is open to players ages 14-18, and high school seniors are welcome.
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from The Ithaca Journal
"Seamless" was the favorite term used to describe the ongoing transition -- longtime Big Red assistant coach Ben DeLuca taking over for departed leader Jeff Tambroni, and hiring new assistants Matt Rewkowski (offense) and Paul Richards (faceoffs, goalie).
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from Syracuse Athletics
Sophomore Michelle Tumolo competed this past weekend at the 2011 Champion Challenge at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Buena Vista, Fla. Tumolo competed as a member of the U.S. senior national team.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) will represent Upstate on the US Under-19 Team.
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from Army Athletics
The Army lacrosse team hosted its annual clinic last Sunday (Jan. 23) at Foley Athletic Center. Army head coach Joe Alberici, his assistant coaches and the Black Knight players spent more than six hours instructing youngsters on some of the fundamentals of the game.
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from NunesMagician.com
At times, Syracuse Lacrosse can be a little like Cheers.
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from The NCAA
Corrigan, who has been the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Duke University since August 2008, brings a wealth of leadership to his new post. He is a proven administrator with 18 years of experience in all areas of revenue generation, external affairs, staff management and leadership.
Tuesday February 1, 2011 Share 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse
We've compiled the men's schedules for the D-III schools on our Upstate Colleges page into one quick reference page, joining the D-I / D-II page that went up a few days ago. Our JUCO page will be up shortly. Check the drop-down at the top of this page.
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from The Patriot League
The Patriot League's James Greene interviews Jim Nagle about the upcoming Colgate season. (Audio 8:51)
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The clock is ticking. They can see it, hear it, feel its pressure. It is time to produce before time runs out. That is the situation that faces Syracuse University lacrosse midfielders Ryan Barber, Peter Coleman, Bobby Eilers and Steve Ianzito as the 2011 season approaches. Each is in his third year in the system. Each will get a chance to move into the lineup on the Orange’s second midfield line. Each has been put on the clock by head coach John Desko.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse women come in at #5.
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from The Daily Orange
Jovan Miller saw promise in Hakeem Lecky. Miller planned on taking the young midfielder under his wing. Talk him through some of the struggles a freshman may face playing on a college team, albeit a No. 1-ranked college team. But Miller wasn't expecting to have to talk him through what Lecky now faces: an injury that will keep the freshman sidelined for most, if not all, of the season.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Jerseys, face paint, teal and purple beads, cowbells, and loud noises is what the Knighthawks fans are all about and is what season ticket holders Mark and Kevin O’Brien are all about.