January 2011
Monday January 31, 2011 Share 1:00PM
from the Baltimore Sun
While expectations for the team are lofty, so too are those for Peter Baum, the sophomore midfielder who – with 29 goals last season – smashed the previous school record for goals by a freshman (19 by Brandon Corp in 2006). Baum, who led the Raiders in goals, will be counted upon to provide offense and leadership.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Just like 2010, Syracuse enters 2011 atop the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Men's Division I Preseason Media Poll with Virginia nipping at their heels. The Orange and Cavaliers garnered the No. 1 ranking in all but one ballot.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Between the USILA Division I Coaches Poll and the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Division I Media Poll, one thing is clear: Virginia and Syracuse are a cut above the competition this season.
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10:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
It's not every day -- or ever in a college uniform at Maryland -- that Karri Ellen Johnson is held scoreless. And it's rare when Terrapins goaltender Brittany Dipper makes 15 saves, but her team still loses.

But against a caliber of team like the U.S. women's national senior team, the unusual can and did happen. The U.S. faced defending NCAA champion Maryland on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon in Florida and took down the Terps, 16-4, at Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Team USA vs. Maryland Photos.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Goalkeeper Adam Fullerton (Liverpool), who backed up Brian Dougherty in Manchester, made 12 first-half saves, and attackman Kevin Leveille (Albany Academy), an alternate for the 2010 U.S. team, scored four goals in Team USA's 12-7 victory over Notre Dame in the final game of Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Fullerton, the former Army standout who also backs up Jesse Schwartzman for the Denver Outlaws, expects to be deployed to the Middle East within the next six months as an artillery officer. He was named the most outstanding player of Champion Challenge.

Team USA vs. Notre Dame Photos.
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from The Patriot League
Army head coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) talks about the upcoming season. (Audio 12:53)
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from metroWNY.com
NCCC athletics director Bob McKeown recently announced Rose’s hiring as head men’s lacrosse coach at the Sanborn junior college. Rose, 25, replaces former Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Buffalo Bandits great Rich Kilgour, who is now a Bandits assistant under his brother Darris KIlgour.
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from The Brantford Expositor
For evidence that the game of lacrosse is enjoying a sudden increase in popularity, look no further than Six Nations. This weekend, hundreds of players, old and young, converged on the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena for the two-day Native American Youth Lacrosse Summit -an all-encompassing lacrosse event that attracted players from across Canada.
Sunday January 30, 2011 Share 10:45AM
from JustLacrosse
Compiled from the online schedules of the Upstate NCAA D-I Men's Lacrosse Teams and D-II Le Moyne as of January 28th. We will have similar pages for Upstate D-III and JUCO Teams shortly.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks were defeated by the Boston Blazers 16-7 tonight at The Blue Cross Arena. Tonight’s game marked the second consecutive matchup between the two teams, with Rochester winning the last 11-10 in an overtime bout. With the loss, Rochester drops to 2-2, while Boston moves to an even 3-3 on the season.

Rookie sensation Cody Jamieson led Rochester with four goals, while captain Shawn Williams added four points (1+3) in front of a crowd of 4,945. Carthage, NY native and former Knighthawk Casey Powell led Boston with nine points (4+5) and was supported by Kevin Buchanan’s eight points (2+6) and Josh Sanderson’s six assists.
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from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock played one of the roughest games in Buffalo team history. When the proverbial dust had settled, the Rock (4-1) had come away with an 8-5 victory to earn a split of the home-and-home series between the teams; the Bandits won last week's game, 15-14 in overtime in Buffalo.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
In their last time on the field together before final cuts are made for the U.S. Under-19 women's national team, the U19 training team swept a pair of college squads -- Division I Jacksonville University and Division II Rollins College -- in a doubleheader Saturday at Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Using a relentless ride that often left its own goal vacant, Team USA throttled the University of Virginia -- the nation's No. 7-ranked team, according to Lacrosse Magazine's NCAA Division I preseason poll -- and coasted to a 21-6 victory in its Champion Challenge opener Saturday at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Rodgers will suit up for the U.S. men's national team against Notre Dame (1:30 p.m. ESPN3.com, 10 p.m. ESPNU), the team he led last year to the NCAA Division I championship game with a tournament MVP performance. Irish assistant coach Gerry Byrne sent the 6-foot-5, 255-pound goalkeeper a text message Friday with a picture of his backup stick from Notre Dame being burned in effigy.
Saturday January 29, 2011 Share 9:00AM
from NOWSports28
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Since their last meeting a lot has changed for the Rochester Knighthawks and the Boston Blazers. Rochester has made five player moves since the first encounter on Saturday, January 22nd, while Boston made two adjustments to its roster.

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced their latest player move, adding defenseman/transition man Holdon Vyse today to the practice squad.
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from The Peterborough Examiner
Scott Evans isn't really sure why he fell out of favour in Rochester, but he's happy to be with the Edmonton Rush.

For the first time in his lacrosse career, he'll find himself on the opposite floor as younger brother Shawn Evans when Edmonton visits Rochester in two weeks.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Shawn Williams didn't need any extra motivation to play this season for the Rochester Knighthawks, but he has it in the form of his two sons, Dyson and Tucker. "They're both ball boys for the team now, so they're out there running around, and if I'm going to be out there teaching them, I still have to be able to do it, right?" Williams said.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The college recruiting process can be a daunting effort if it is not well planned and executed with organization and enthusiasm from start to finish. Below is a simple snapshot of terms and athletic recruiting rules and procedures you will run into as you navigate the college search for athletes.
Friday January 28, 2011 Share 8:30AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
In a lacrosse hotbed like Rochester one would think that youth box lacrosse leagues would be easy to find, but unfortunately youth box lacrosse has not been as easily accessible in the Rochester lacrosse scene as field lacrosse has. Owner and General Manager Curt Styres along with Knighthawk’s Scott Ditzell, Joe Walters and Shawn Evans have started the Junior Knighthawks, which sparks an effort to increase the awareness of youth box lacrosse in Rochester.
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12:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced that the team has acquired defenseman Rory Glaves from the Edmonton Rush in exchange for forward Scott Evans.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Asked if he had the 2014 U.S. team in mind, Leveille replied, "Oh yeah, a lot really. Having been close to it, you realize it doesn't matter who's necessarily the best on the field or going to have the most goals, most assists. It's about who can be a good piece of the puzzle. I'm focused on giving it a go again, and I'd really like to make it happen. Competing in Champion Challenge and events like it, I'll always stay in tune with that."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Several players who were expected to contribute offensively for Navy will not play this season, coach Richie Meade has confirmed.
Thursday January 27, 2011 Share 1:15PM
from the Baltimore Sun
Coach Joe Alberici was a guest on ESPN’s “First Take” and a number of radio shows, and the Black Knights’ double overtime victory over the Orange was named by Inside Lacrosse as the Upset of the Year. But Alberici, speaking on a conference call involving Patriot League coaches Wednesday morning, insisted that the coaches and players aren’t living in the past.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the second straight week, Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson has been named the National Lacrosse League’s Rookie of the Week. Jamieson scored three goals, including the game-tying goal with 5.4 seconds left, in an 11-10 overtime victory last Saturday over the Boston Blazers.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, will pit the U.S. national teams against college foes this weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Here are six players to watch from the various teams competing . . . The USA staff indicated (Michelle) Tumolo may have a bright future in the national program when they made the Syracuse attacker the only true rising sophomore collegian on the U.S women's senior team. This is a chance to again show why that was the correct move. Tumolo set Syracuse freshman records in points (74) and assists (37) in 2010, helping the Orange to the NCAA semifinals.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks' overtime victory over the Boston Blazers was full of drama and excitement. Here is a collection of photos, video and audio from the 11-10 win by the Knighthawks last Saturday night at Boston's TD Garden.
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9:30AM
from The Patroit League
Defending champion Army is the favorite to repeat as Patriot League men's lacrosse champion in 2011, it was announced Wednesday by the League on its annual preseason media teleconference. In addition, a pair of Army senior student-athletes garnered individual honors as attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) was named Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and defender Bill Henderson (Tully) was named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Fresh off the 2010 Patriot League title and a second-round run in the NCAA Tournament, Army garnered the maximum 78 points and 12 first-place votes to sit atop the 2011 preseason poll. Coming in second was 2010 runner-up Navy, which lost to the Black Knights in last year's title game. The Midshipmen captured 58 points and one first-place vote. Bucknell garnered the remaining first-place vote and 51 points to take third, while Colgate collected 39 points for fourth. Rounding out the poll was Lehigh in fifth place (31 points), Lafayette in sixth (30) and Holy Cross in seventh (13).

2011 Patriot League Schedule
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from The Patriot League
CBS College Sports Network will televise at least 11 Patriot League men’s and women’s lacrosse contests during the 2011 season. In addition, CBS College Sports Network will televise the Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse championship game for the first-time ever. The women’s championship game is slated for Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Navy has several holes to fill at various positions, but one worry the team won’t have to deal with is in the net, where junior R.J. Wickham (Penn Yan) has cemented his status after ranking fifth in Division I in save percentage (.593) and 11th in goals-against average (8.55) last season.

Richie Meade said Wickham is aware of his responsibility as the final stop in the defensive scheme, but the Midshipmen coach conceded that the defense must do a better job of relieving some of the workload on Wickham.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
He is a senior now and a team captain. Yet, in one sense Tom Guadagnolo finds himself in the same situation as the rookies on the Syracuse University lacrosse team. He is still fighting for a starting position. “I’m just taking it as it comes,” Guadagnolo said before a recent practice, “trying to make sure everybody’s working as hard as we can and keeping our eye on that big end-of-the-year prize.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Upon looking at this core group of teams utilizing midfield lines, one thing becomes strikingly clear — the influence of men’s sports on the women’s game. Both Fried and Gait are two of the most prominent male coaches in NCAA women's lacrosse and Kelly Amonte Hiller's style is partially influenced from having grown up with brothers who played hockey. Many other teams, while not led by male coaches, have men on their staffs.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
When Joel McCready was little, he would spend hours in the backyard throwing the lacrosse ball around with family members, including his uncle Pat McCready. Joel was an avid follower of Pat's National Lacrosse League career as his uncle made stops in Charlotte, Rochester, Buffalo and Toronto.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The 42-year-old Buffalo Bandits star scored three to increase his career total to 697 during a 15-14 home overtime win over Toronto last Saturday.
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from the Winnipeg Free Press
John Tavares wouldn’t be content to wind down his lacrosse career as a bit player. At the age of 42, the all-time pro scoring leader could melt into the background behind much younger teammates but he continues to play a prominent role with the Buffalo Bandits.
Wednesday January 26, 2011 Share 8:45AM
from Under Armour Lacrosse
CNY Road Hawk founder Mike Stagnitta will be coaching the Upstate Team in 2011. Tryouts will be held at Hobart College June 15th and 16th. Find complete information here.
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from the CNY Road Hawks
Rochester Rattler's head coach B.J. O'Hara will be conducting two camp opportunities for High School players during February Break. These sessions are open to the public and not just Road Hawk players. More details at the Road Hawk website.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester and Boston will hit the turf again on Saturday, January 29th at 7:35 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The first 5,000 fans will receive a Knighthawks T-shirt. The game will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com.
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from Hartwick Athletics
Former All-American Chad Amidon will begin his first season as assistant coach on the Hartwick College men's lacrosse staff.
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from the St. Catherines Stabdard
On Tuesday, local players Mark Steenhuis and Matt Vinc were named to the roster by Team Canada general manager Johnny Mouradian. Steenhuis, a 30-year-old St. Catharines native, is a key player for the NLL's Buffalo Bandits. Vinc, a 28-year-old St. Catharines native, is a member of the Rochester Knighthawks after playing last season for the now-defunct Orlando Titans, where he earned the NLL's award for best goalie in 2010.
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from The Daily News
BATAVIA — Mud-caked cleats may be a thing of the past if city school officials and the public decide they want turf instead of grass at VanDetta Stadium.
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from The Patriot League
Bill Henderson (Tully) and Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinville), who both earned USILA All-America honors following the 2010 season, are the first Army players to be drafted into the MLL since Adam Fullerton (USMA '08/Liverpool) was taken by the Rochester Rattlers with the 28th overall pick in the 2008 draft.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Brett Queener shows off some products from the Easton booth at the convention. (Video 1:48)
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from Inside Lacrosse
Schedule dynamics are about who you play, where you play them and when. With that in mind, let's do some schedule analysis for the upcoming 2011 season.
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12:15AM
from the Boston Blazers
Boston Blazers President and General Manager announced today pending league approval the one-year signing of forward Ryan Powell, brother of current Blazers forward All-Star, Casey Powell.

“Ryan is a proven NLL veteran who’s had four straight seasons with 50 or more points,” said Reffue Monday afternoon. “There will obviously be some immediate chemistry with Casey and Dan Dawson has also had success playing alongside Ryan in Portland. Overall, he’s a perfect fit for our club and should make an immediate impact.”
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from 9WSYR
If it goes through, both boys and girls sports would be affected including: baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and lacrosse. The teams would combine based on an East and West Side model. Students at Nottingham would consolidate with Henninger. On the West Side, Fowler, Corcoran and IT Central would all come together.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Four teams tallied first-place votes in the Big East women's lacrosse coaches poll, released Tuesday. Georgetown, with four first-place votes (59 points) edged Syracuse with three first-place votes (57 points) to be tabbed preseason favorite for the second consecutive year.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior goalkeeper Liz Hogan was the unanimous choice as the 2011 BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Orange earned three first-place votes and was picked to finish second in the league in the coaches poll, just two points behind preseason favorite Georgetown.
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from William Smith Athletics
On Saturday, Jan. 29, the William Smith College Athletics Department will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). The Heron Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is coordinating a wide-range of activities in conjunction with the swimming and diving tri-meet with Cazenovia and Wells and the basketball game against Clarkson.
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from Dave Rahme/The Post-Standard
The announcement last month that Marquette University plans to add men’s and women’s lacrosse beginning in the spring of 2013 presents John Desko with a good news/bad news scenario. The Syracuse University men’s coach has long been an ambassador for the growth of the game at the college level and has been as frustrated as anyone by the snail’s pace caused in large part by gender equity concerns. Thus, Marquette’s decision to join the mix with the 59th Division I men’s and 92nd women’s teams is a positive step.
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from LaxPower
Chad Amidon (Corcoran), a 2007 graduate of Nazareth College, received many accolades during his tenure with the men's lacrosse program. He was a four-time Empire 8 all-star and received Division III First Team All-America accolades his senior year.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced the schedule for the 2011 season, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
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from LaxAllStars.com
We showed you Johns Hopkins new Nike Lacrosse gloves yesterday and today we have another one of the biggest schools in lacrosse: SYRACUSE! The Orange rock STX and Nike and while I haven’t seen the STX models, the Nike models are ridiculous.
Tuesday January 25, 2011 Share 8:45AM
from the Knighthawks/Inside Lacrosse
This week’s Around the Horn checks in with the league’s top pick and second Rookie of the Week in 2011, Rochester’s prized potential Rookie of the Year, Cody Jamieson.

He currently leads all rookies with 11 points after Week 3 in the NLL. IL Indoor caught up with Cody Jamieson just after the former Syracuse University and Six Nations Arrows/Chiefs stud was named Rookie of the Week following his 3 goal, 3 assist performance in a loss to the Toronto Rock.
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from The Daily Orange
No. 1 Syracuse won that game (@ Cornell) in April 2010 thanks to the heroics of Daniello on the chance created by Jamieson. That duo powered the SU offense a year ago, finishing first and second on the team in scoring. But this season, that same miraculous finish at Cornell won't happen. Both Daniello and Jamieson graduated after 2010, leaving two big holes for the Orange to fill on the offensive end of the field.
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from IL Indoor
Tons of back-to-the-wall lacrosse this past weekend which definitely included the Rochester Knighthawks’ stunning OT win over the very much favoured Boston Blazers, Cody Jamieson scoring the late fourth period knotter and Shawn Evans blasting one by Anthony Cosmo in OT to push the rebuilt Hawks to 2-1 on the season. Listen to Evans above, check back later today for more clutch chatter in The Money Ballers, and hit up the links after the jump. (Evans video 1:25)
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from the Buffalo Bandits
The Minnesota Swarm today announced that the time of their Sunday, March 27 home game against the Buffalo Bandits has been changed from 5 p.m. EST to 2 p.m. EST to allow for a live telecast of the game on VERSUS.
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from LacrossePlayground.com
Easton Lacrosse discusses their new technology that will help them manufacture the best equipment in lacrosse. They have taken the Talon shafts of yesterday and made them 50% stronger and 20% lighter as a result of the acquisition by Easton.
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from Inside Lacrosse
IL Gear Zone got a first hand look at the custom dyed and strung goalie head that Scott Rodgers will be using when he takes the net for Team USA at The Champion Challenge next week.
Monday January 24, 2011 Share 9:45AM
from The Daily Orange
John Desko called the whole thing a "distraction." In the opening week of the 2011 men's lacrosse season, the last thing Syracuse's head coach wanted was for his seniors to be thinking about their post-SU plans.

"I think our guys in college really need to focus on their college experience," Desko said last Wednesday. "What the team's trying to do right now, getting ready for our first game and the rest of the season and to graduate."
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from CanandaiguaSchools.org
Of all the capital projects in which I have been involved as a Board member over the last 5 years, this Outdoor Athletic Facilities project has sparked some of the more heartfelt and challenging discussions, even around my own dinner table. I admit to my own initial struggles with this one strictly from my own family’s point of view: how does one support a project that appears to be for athletics only, that some view as benefiting only a select portion of our student body?

Tuesday's Vote Details
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
With 48 seconds into overtime Shawn Evans gave Rochester its second win of the season as his sidearm shot was too much for Boston goalie Anthony Cosmo to handle as the Knighthawks went onto win 11-10 in Boston at the TD Garden. Rochester improves to 2-1, while Boston lost its second consecutive overtime match to bring its record to 2-2. "It felt good. We tied it up late. Cody Jamieson scored a great goal to put us into overtime and give us an opportunity for us to win," said Evans. "It was nice to get the game winner."
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from Artvoice.com
For pregame hype, go no further than Saturday’s matchup between the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock . . . All this and more awaited the 16,685 hardy fans who braved bitter cold temperatures to trek down to HSBC Arena, and help raised the curtain on the 20th season of Buffalo Bandits indoor lacrosse in this city. When it was over, it was the Bandits at the winning end of 15-14 overtime thriller, sending the arena into a frenzy, and for the smattering of fans wearing the Rock red and blue, a disappointing ride home whether it be near or far.
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from the Buffalo News
“I think it would be great for the community,” said Guy “Rocky” Palmiero, a longtime youth football coach who’s behind the proposal that surfaced at last month’s School Board meeting. Palmiero said Friday that he has approximately 300 signatures in support of the proposal, which is in its infancy.
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from the Albany Times-Union
"If you heard me talking to parents early on, it was all about sports is secondary," principal John Taylor said this past week, as he watched the Green Tech junior varsity team race to a 22-0 lead over its opponent. "I'm so sick of low-performing schools with great sports programs. It's stupid. Here, academics always will be first."
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from Inside Lacrosse
Today I chatted with Ren Pettinelli, th President of the fledgling NILCA, who is currently working on setting up the perimeters of the new group. I'm working on a more thorough story for the magazine but wanted to pass on a few details Pettinelli shared with me:
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from Inside Lacrosse
Cascade (Liverpool) is ever present in this years US Lacrosse Convention. Showing off helmets that are worn by the top names in the game including pro, collegiate, prep teams and one tenaciously well known youth squad. The CPX-R, Pro-7 and CPX models are being displayed with some of the tightest sticker accessories out there.
Sunday January 23, 2011 Share 9:30AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Shawn Evans capped a remarkable comeback with a goal 48 seconds into overtime sending the Rochester Knighthawks past the Boston Blazers, 11-10. Rochester netted four of the game’s last five goals, including one with six seconds left to force the extra frame. Cody Jamieson recorded his second straight hat trick and Evans notched three goals and one assist. Matt Vinc made 39 saves as Rochester moved into a second-place tie in the East with a 2-1 record. Boston lost in overtime for the second time in two nights. Casey Powell had a monster performance with four goals and three assists.
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from the Buffalo News
When Scott Self was asked if he had scored the biggest goal of his lacrosse life on Saturday, he didn't need to think it over. "For sure," he said quickly.

Self's breakaway score 4:01 into overtime lifted his Buffalo Bandits team to a heart-stopping 15-14 win over the Toronto Rock before an estimated 14,000 in HSBC Arena.
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from WickedLocal.com/Watertown
In the next few weeks, our Town Council will vote on whether to earmark existing capital expenditure budget money to help fund the construction of an artificial playing surface and new lighting at Watertown’s Victory Field. A majority of Watertown community members believe this is the most advantageous time to move forward on this project, and there are many significant and logical reasons why this new field would benefit the community and its student athletes.
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from the Bleacher Report
Jovan Miller was a 3 star athlete for football according to rivals.com. As Miller was finishing up his senior year of High School while playing his 2nd sport, lacrosse Miller was receiving a lot of attention from schools for his football talents. “I really thought that I was going to play football in College. That I whole year I was preparing myself to play football.” Miller said.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College senior midfielder and reigning Division II Player of the Year, Matt Chadderdon (Auburn) was selected in the 8th round (44th overall) of the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers. Chadderdon is the second player in program history to be selected in the annual draft and the only player from a Division II program to be selected among the 48 draftees.
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from LaxPower
The Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that former Maryland head coach Dave Cottle has been named president of the team, according to owner Brendan Kelly. The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Fairfield Inn in Baltimore.
Saturday January 22, 2011 Share 9:30AM
from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
There appears to be little, if any, chance that the 2011 Empire State Games will take place in the Rochester area this summer. Efforts to find enough sponsorship for the Olympic-style event have not made enough progress, according to a Monroe County spokesperson.

"We do not have the funding to support the games,'' Monroe County spokesman Noah Lebowitz said. Organizers at a local level for the games determined that at least $1 million would be needed to run the competition, scheduled for July 27-31.
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Rattlers 'Love New York'; Nine Section 3 Alums Drafted
The 'new' Rochester Rattlers showed their love for New York laxers as they drafted seven currently playing their college ball in the Empire State. Also, a total of nine former Section 3 stars were taken overall. Here are some draft results of particular interest to Upstate lax fans:

Rochester Rattlers: Joel White (SU/Cortland), Jovan Miller (SU/CBA-Syracuse), John Galloway (SU/West Genesee), Matt Chadderdon (Le Moyne/Auburn), Brian Caufield (SUNY Albany/West Islip), Adam Jones (Canisius), Jordan McBride (Stony Brook).

Hamilton Nationals: Jeremy Thompson (SU/LaFayette), Bill Henderson (Army/Tully), Jeremy Boltus (Army/Baldwinsville), Stephen Keogh (Syracuse).

Boston Cannons: Josh Amidon (SU/LaFayette), John Lade (Syracuse).

Long Island Lizzards: Brian Karalunas (Villanova/Jamesville-DeWitt).

Denver Outlaws: Grant Catalino (Maryland/Wesbster-Schroeder).
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from Syracuse Athletics
The recognition for Syracuse's Class of 2011 continued on Friday, Jan. 21 as seven Orange seniors were picked in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft. Syracuse's seven selections were the most of any school and the Orange had four players go in the first 10 picks. Team co-captain and long-stick midfielder Joel White was the Orange's highest selection, going second overall to the Rochester Rattlers.

Draft Results from Inside Lacrosse
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from the Big East
Syracuse University has been unanimously selected as the 2011 preseason favorite of the BIG EAST men’s lacrosse league. The league’s seven head coaches were polled and were not permitted to vote for their own programs. Notre Dame’s Zach Brenneman was named the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Syracuse’s John Galloway (West Genesee) and Joel White (Cortland) were named Preseason Co-Defensive Players of the Year.

Six Orange and Villanova's Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) were named to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Brian Caufield was taken in the sixth round of the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers on Friday, Jan. 21 at The Power Plant. Caufield, the 32nd overall selection, becomes the seventh player in the UAlbany program's history to be chosen in the MLL Collegiate Draft.
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from Hobart Athletics
Hobart Lacrosse Head Coach T.W. Johnson recently announced the team captains for the 2011 season, his third at the helm for the Statesmen. Seniors Evan Kirk and Mike O’Brien will lead Hobart during its 109th varsity season.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The primary downfall to the Rochester Knighthawks' 2010 season was an inconsistent offense that finished last in the National Lacrosse League with 155 goals, fewest in franchise history for a 16-game schedule. It would appear that not a lot has changed through the first two games of 2011.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks fans can vote for five of their favorite players for the 2011 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game. Fans can help select the All-Star Game starting lineups by going to NLL.com to cast their votes from today until Monday, February 7th.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Ideally, the league would like to expand to 16 teams by the end of the decade, adding two more in 2012, another two in 2013, and an additional six some time thereafter. The league has identified 19 potential markets to explore expansion, including Charlotte and Columbus.
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from The Globe and Mail
Something happened in recent years that has seen a flip-flop between the two national games, with lacrosse dealing with its violence and injury issues and hockey seemingly without the foggiest notion of what to do – even the answer is as obvious as simply saying no, no more.
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from the Buffalo News
It almost wouldn't be a home opener for the Buffalo Bandits unless John Tavares was involved. Tavares and the Bandits will start their 20th home season tonight when they host the Toronto Rock in HSBC Arena (7:30, TWC 13, Radio 1520 AM). The veteran forward has seen 19 of these nights, but he still gets ja thrill out of taking the field in front of the home fans for the first time in a new season.
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from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits (1-1) play their long-awaited home opener against the Toronto Rock (3-0) at HSBC Arena on Saturday, January 22 at 7:30pm ET. Fans can watch the game live action online on The NLL Network at NLL.com. The game will also air on television locally in Buffalo on the Time Warner Cable SportsNet channel 13.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Toronto National's Goaltender Brett Queener talks to Lax United after his first NLL game of 2011.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The 2011 US Lacrosse National Convention is live in Baltimore. Photos by John Strohsacker.
Friday January 21, 2011 Share 9:30AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
Solidifying their commitment to play next year for Division I colleges, three Carthage Central School senior lacrosse players participated in a signing ceremony Thursday before friends and family.

YNN.com Video. (0:34)
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
All participants will receive a full day of professional instruction on dance and cheering from the Knightingales Entertainment Team and the opportunity to showcase their talents during half time of the Hawks’ home game against the Philadelphia Wings.
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from the Albany Times-Union
The financially troubled Golden Goal sports complex in Fort Ann officially announced a new ownership group on Thursday along with new programs and construction that should help it improve its finances.
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from MultiChannel.com
Versus has put a National Lacrosse League package in its net. The Comcast-owned network has reached an agreement calling for it to air nine professional box lacrosse league match-ups, bookended by the circuit's 2011 All-Star Game on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m(ET) and its championship contest. Financial terms of the deal, which was negotiated on behalf of the league by IMG Worldwide, were not disclosed.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Supporters of keeping Canton Central School District's mergers intact came out in full force Thursday evening.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Steve Stenersen, a fixture with US Lacrosse since its inception in 1989, can feel a new season coming. Outside of his office, located in a low-slung building near the Johns Hopkins field, boxes were stacked high Wednesday as staffers prepared to transport them to the Baltimore Convention Center, which hosts the US Lacrosse National Convention this weekend.
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from The Toronto Sun
Lacrosse is a weekend habit for most players on the Calgary Roughnecks, but Mike Carnegie has a much more important reason to play this season. The Riggers assistant captain is working his butt off on the floor so hopefully a kid halfway across the world can get proper medical care or a decent education.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com
Of the 19 true freshmen on the Syracuse University lacrosse team this season, Hakeem Lecky had moved to the front of the line. He was going to crack a veteran-laden lineup and wow SU fans with his incredible speed and cutting ability.

Was. The promise ended in pain Wednesday afternoon at practice when the true freshman midfielder suffered a severe injury to his left wrist that required surgery to repair and will likely cost him the entire season.
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from Utica Observer-Dispatch
Lacrosse is a game. And more. And Ray Halbritter is a fan. “Oh, no question,” said the Oneida Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises. “All Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people are fans. It’s a game the Creator gave us, sometimes to resolve disputes, to train for combat, to entertain and please the Creator. It is a spiritual exercise for us in many respects.”

That is why Halbritter is pleased that the Oneida Indian Nation will host the National Lacrosse League’s 2011 All-Star Game Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has reached agreement with the Oneida Indian Nation to serve as host and presenting sponsor of the league's 2011 All-Star Game. The game takes place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on February 27 at 2 PM. The 2011 NLL All-Star game presented by the Oneida Indian Nation will be televised live nationally on VERSUS.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Golden GoalTM Tournament Park, a world class youth sports venue in Fort Anne, N.Y., today announced that it has been acquired by a group of investors led by former Golden Goal lacrosse director, Dale Weingarten. Along with its new acquisition, Golden Goal is continuing to grow with the addition of a ninth playing field.
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from Benzinga.com
The US Lacrosse National Convention, the world's largest lacrosse-specific educational and networking event, will head to Philadelphia in 2012. US Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau signed a three-year contract and will host the annual convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center through 2014.
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from GreecePost.com
The annual Monroe Community College lacrosse camp will be held for players in grades 3-9 from Feb. 21-24 at the college, located at 1000 E. Henrietta Road.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Crashley, 24, enters his fourth season in the National Lacrosse League. Last season, he collected 50 loose balls and six points (1+5) in 15 games with the Edmonton Rush. He was the cornerstone of a Rush trade with the Portland LumberJax at the trade deadline back in 2008. In his career, Crashley has 153 loose balls in just 39 games to go along with 17 points (5+12). The Orono, Ontario, native was originally a second-round pick (21st overall) of the LumberJax in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft.
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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. La Salle and Villanova graduate Eddie DiDonato has made a remarkable recovery from a shooting incident last year 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.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The MLL Collegiate Draft is Friday, and since we've done a mock draft from Quint Kessenich and Kyle Devitte, and draft categories from Mark Dixon, we're going to keep the coverage going with Quint's over/under numbers for the draft.
Thursday January 20, 2011 Share 9:00AM
from Donnie Webb/The Post-Standard
Mason Powell is the youngest member of lacrosse royalty in Upstate New York. Ryan, Casey and Mikey Powell are his brothers, each an icon in a sport that saw a succession of power roll through Carthage High School, Syracuse University and ultimately professional and international stages.

Mason is a 16-year-old junior at Cazenovia High School trying to carve out his own lacrosse storyline. In doing so, he has stepped boldly outside the Powell comfort zone.
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from the Watertown Daily Times
Carthage will hold a Division I signing ceremony for lacrosse players Derek Kehoe, Thomas Grimm and Nick Piroli at 4:30 p.m. today.
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from the Brighton-Pittsford Post
Mikaela Bozza wasn’t getting the type of interest she had hoped for during the college search process. Then, the senior on the Brighton girls lacrosse team got some attention from a school familiar to anyone with the Barons: Northwestern University.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lacrosse Ministry is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2011 Peter Kohn Award is Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie. Dr. Opie will be presented with the award at the annual FCA Lacrosse Breakfast at the US Lacrosse National Convention. The breakfast will take place 7 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Baltimore Hilton in the Holiday Ballroom.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Drafting players before their senior campaign is a crap shoot. Without the MLL Senior combine and player/organizational interviews, MLL brass will rely on junior season production. The upside is that seniors will be eligible to play in the MLL the moment their college season ends. Qunit Kessenich offers his mock draft for Friday's event, held in Baltimore.
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from The Post-Standard
Post-Standard Syracuse University lacrosse beat writer Dave Rahme reports from practice at the Carrier Dome Wednesday afternoon on two key position battles for the Orange this preseason. (Video 1:54)

Practice Photos
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from Mercyhurst Athletics
Kimberly Masterton, a native of Penfield, ranked second in scoring last season, netting a team-high 50 goals and totaling 84 points through 18 games. Maggie Yackel, a native of West Genesee, anchored a defense that held opponents to just under nine goals a game (8.72). Through 16 contests, missing two due to injury, she accumulated 36 ground balls and posted 23 caused turnovers, tying her for the team-lead with fellow captain Masterton.
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from LaxPower
Rose comes to NCCC from North Tonawanda, where he was the men's varsity head lacrosse coach since 2008. Rose was also the Founder and President of NTAA Youth Lacrosse since the programs inception in 2008.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Corrado has a lot to be optimistic about. The return of senior Brian Karalunas (J-D), the Big East’s co-Defensive Player of the Year, is a big reason why. The All-America long-stick defender is one of the best takeaway players in the country.
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from Inside Lacrosse
The Midshipmen (7-8 in 2010) enter with an experienced defense and goalie, and a young attack and midfield with much to prove offensively. The standouts are junior goalie R.J. Wickham (Penn Yan) (59.3%, 8.55 GAA) and a pair of shortstick D-middies, senior Marty Gallagher and sophomore Jordan Seivold.
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from NLL.com
Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson was named Rookie of the Week. Jamieson recorded his first professional hat trick (three goals) to go along with three assists in a six-point effort. He also collected four loose balls in Rochester's 12-9 loss to Toronto. The Transition Player of the Week was Mark Steenhuis of the Buffalo Bandits. Steenhuis scored a goal, collected two assists, and recovered four loose balls in a 9-6 win at Philadelphia.
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from LaxPower
Listed below are the 2011 pre-season scrimmages/exhibtions that appear on the schedules of Men's Division I teams. If you have additions or updates to the information posted, send us a note, but please supply the date, location, and time (if available) in addition to the teams. If you plan to attend a game, you would do well to check with the host school to confirm the date and time, especially if bad weather arises.
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from Inside Lacrosse
While Leveille's rights were acquired by the Toronto Nationals in the MLL's Supplemental Draft, he has decided to not participate in league this year, while not officially retiring. “I'm a big-time supporter of the MLL, so this has nothing to do with dislike or dissatisfaction,” Leveille said. “I just need some personal time for weddings and other events this summer that I'm committed to.
Wednesday January 19, 2011 Share 9:00AM
from The Daily Orange
Jovan Miller called 2011 a year for redemption. Stephen Keogh said the team is thinking revenge. Joel White wants to rid himself of the foul taste still lingering in his mouth.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
“He had hinted about it in high school, and as a coaching staff we kind of look at the guys who are here, the guys coming back and we kind of like it if they hint they want No. 22,” SU coach John Desko said. “It’s great that they feel they want the challenge of wearing No. 22. Some guys look at it like, ‘Hey coach, I’m not sure I want that target on my back.’ I think he did, and we’re happy to give it to him. I think he’ll wear it well.”
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from the Watertown Daily Times
This school year, Canton has sports mergers for eight different sports involving 22 teams at the modified, junior varsity and varsity levels. Sports that accept students from other districts are football, swimming, cross-country running, girls ice hockey, wrestling, girls lacrosse, spring track and field and indoor track.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The clinic will be held in the Walt Disney Elementary school gym, 175 Coldwater Road, and costs $25. It will run for five Saturdays beginning Jan. 22.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will look to remain unbeaten on the road this season as they visit TD Garden to face the Boston Blazers on Saturday, January 22nd. The 7:30 p.m. matchup will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com.
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from PRNewswire.com
To the Valued Fans of the Boston Blazers: To underscore our ongoing commitment to delivering the best entertainment value for our fans, the Boston Blazers would like to invite lacrosse enthusiasts of all ages to join us on Saturday, January 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at our home field, the TD Garden, for a special evening of fun and excitement.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Saturday night was more than just Rochester’s first home game of the National Lacrosse League season. It was also No. 1 pick Cody Jamieson’s first game in the friendly confines of the Blue Cross Arena. The Toronto Rock may have crashed the party with their 12-9 win, but Jamieson didn’t let it get him down. “We’re not looking to gel in the second or third game. We’re going for the championship,” he said following Saturday’s game.
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from Under Armour Lacrosse
Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour, Inc. announced today the dates and locations of tryouts for the 2011 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournament. The event will take place the weekend of July 1st-3rd at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of TowsonUniversity in Towson, Md. For the first time the weekend’s affiliated underclassmen tournament will expand to include West and South regions. This year’s 10-region will include Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Upstate NY, South, Washington, D.C. and West.

Dates and Location
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from SUNYIT Athletics
The SUNYIT Athletics Department is proud to announce the additions of both men’s and women’s lacrosse to its intercollegiate sports programs, with both teams set to start competition during the 2011-12 season. “Lacrosse is an exciting new addition to our growing sports program,” said SUNYIT Athletics Director Kevin Grimmer. “With the Wildcats’ success in the NEAC, along with our outstanding facilities, SUNYIT is certainly a top destination for competitive student-athletes.”

The launch of both programs coincides with the opening of SUNYIT’s $20 million Field House this spring, which will offer a lighted turf field for both teams to compete on. Both programs will immediately begin competition at the varsity level and will play a full North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) schedule, which allows both teams the opportunity of qualifying for NCAA postseason play.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Dixon's list includes many familiar Upstate names.
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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, will hold its 2011 Collegiate Draft on Friday, January 21 at 8:30 PM eastern time. The Draft will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at The Power Plant. The draft is open to the public and can also be viewed live on ESPN3.com.

The order for the first round of the draft is currently:

1. Toronto Nationals
2. Rochester Rattlers
3. Denver Outlaws
4. Boston Cannons
5. Long Island Lizards
6. Toronto Nationals (From Chesapeake Bayhawks)
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from Canisius Athletics
Canisius College women's lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter announced the addition of four players to the 2012 team. Meghan Cuddy (Baldwinsville), Casey Depauw (Canandaigua), Natalie Wagaman (Penn Yan) and Tori Quinn have all signed National Letters of Intent to join the Canisius program, beginning in the 2012 season.
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from The Washington Post
Coppell linebacker Brandon Mullins was named the Associated Press defensive player of the year for 5A. He finished with 133 tackles and had scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Christian. He instead will play lacrosse as a longstick midfielder at Syracuse.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Lacrosse fans will converge on the Baltimore Convention Center Saturday for the annual Fan Fest, the nation's largest indoor lacrosse exhibition. Fan Fest, part of US Lacrosse's annual national convention, features the latest in lacrosse gear as well as clinics and demonstrations, including a contest in which players can try to make a watermelon explode with their shot.
Tuesday January 18, 2011 Share 8:45AM
from the Buffalo Bandits
Fans will once again have the opportunity to get geared up for every Buffalo Bandits home games this season with the Bandits Pre-Game Party in the 100 Level Harbour Club at HSBC Arena. It all gets started for the 2011 home opener this Saturday against the Toronto Rock. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Pre-game party includes a buffet of assorted pizzas, chicken wings and nachos, along with two drink coupons (beer/soda). The buffet starts game days at 6 p.m. and runs until the opening face-off. Patrons who have already purchased a game ticket can attend the Bandits Pre-Game Party by paying $15.
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Monday January 17, 2011 Share 3:45PM
from Inside Lacrosse
The stage is set for Zimmerman’s handful of upperclassmen, including junior Rob Grimm (16G, 11A), the highest point producer returning to the team. An All-State high school running back at Carthage in upstate New York, Grimm is a smooth, athletic attackman who will likely be the foundation of the Retriever’s offense in 2011.

We expect big things out of Rob,” Coach Zim says. “He’s really our most experienced player at attack, and he understands he has to step up. He has raised his attitude and his work ethic to the point that he is hitting his stride.”
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from Inside Lacrosse
Crooked Arrows producers J. Todd Harris and Mitchell Peck announced the addition of three executive producers to the film today, including Jeff McCormick, three-time All-American and national champion at Syracuse.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Last week was a whirlwind for Tom Palasek. After an offseason riddled with rumors, the former Johns Hopkins standout reported Thursday to Syracuse for media day and preseason practice. I caught up with Palasek to talk about his decision to transfer and the potential that he could wind up redshirting this year, as Syracuse head coach John Desko has suggested.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Lehigh head men’s lacrosse coach Kevin Cassese will serve as head coach of Team USA at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla, in an exhibition game against Notre Dame. The Champion Challenge is set for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30 with the game set to re-air on ESPNU at 10 p.m. that evening.
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from Dave Rahme/the Post-Standard
Dan Sheehan expects to walk across the street from the locker room Wednesday with his Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team and open preseason camp. That's right – walk across the street.

No more drives to area high schools that are blessed with all-weather turf surfaces. No more trips to local indoor facilities unless harsh weather forces the issue. The Dolphins finally have their own turf field. Vision has become reality.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Knighthawks transition man Joe Walters will attend tryouts for the Relentless Hustle Lacrosse Club on Monday, January 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Rochester native will sign autographs and participate in the session at Total Sports Experience.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Cody Jamieson was stellar in his Blue Cross Arena debut, but Bob Watson was better. Photos by Rich Barnes.
Sunday January 16, 2011 Share 10:45AM
from the Buffalo News
There will be no repeat of the Buffalo Bandits' 0-4 start to last season in 2011. The Bandits took care of that by earning their first win of the year, a 9-6 victory over the Philadelphia Wings at the Wells Fargo Center. Buffalo had lost its season opener last week in Calgary. Veteran John Tavares, the leading scorer in the history of the National Lacrosse League, had a hat trick and three assists for six points to lead the way for Buffalo.
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from MPNnow.com
The Rochester Knighthawks new goalie Matt Vinc got off to a rough start in his home debut as the Toronto Rock scored six times on the National Lacrosse League Goaltender of the Year last season. The Rock posted a 12-9 victory over him on Saturday night before 6,025 fans at the Blue Cross Arena in the Rochester Community War Memorial. Rochester now is 15-1 at home in the regular season against the Rock, and leads the all-time series, 19-12.

Story from Knighthawks.net
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from the Milford Daily News
Tara Casey, daughter of Martin Casey of Syracuse, N.Y., and Victoria Casey, also of Syracuse, and Colin Campbell Hulme, son of George and Pam Hulme, of Framingham, were married Sept. 11, 2010. Both were members and captains of their respective lacrosse teams at Colgate. (scroll to Mr. and Mrs. Colin Hulme)
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from the Buffalo News
North Tonawanda has named Todd Faddoul its varsity boys lacrosse coach for the upcoming spring season. Faddoul, 40, previously was the varsity coach at Niagara-Wheatfield from 1997 to 2002, compiling an 88-43 career record.
Saturday January 15, 2011 Share 9:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Gary Gait is headed into his third season as the women's coach at Syracuse. In listening to him talk it’s hard not to confuse his tone with the laid back twang of a California surfer – maybe a guy who walks the beach in unbuttoned flannel shirts and flip-flops. There’s no rush, no worry, and even his direction seems to amble, but there’s no mistaking where he’s going.
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from the Buffalo News
When Scott Self put on a Buffalo Bandits uniform last week for the first time in 10 years, it brought back memories -- but not the ones you might expect.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The home opener is nearly 24 hours away and the stitching of Shawn Williams’ captain’s “C” and the “A”s for alternate captains Chris Schiller and Mike Accursi were completed this morning and are hanging in the dressing room.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
As National Lacrosse League players go, Scott Ranger has been a productive and reliable scorer, but he has done all of his work in the league's West Division, first with San Jose and now Calgary.
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from the Toronto Sun
Asked why Toronto has lost 15 straight games in Rochester over seven years, assistant coach and general manager Terry Sanderson was mystified himself. “I’m really not sure,” he said.
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from LaxPower
Alyssa Ashcroft, a junior from Amherst, will sit out a year after transferring from Erie Community College, but her vast playing experience and outspoken nature made her a prime candidate for captaincy.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Head coach Gary Gait and the Syracuse women's lacrosse team officially began practice for the 2011 campaign on Friday, January 14. The team held two sessions on the newly installed FieldTurf in Manley Field House. "It's just nice to get back on the field," Gait said. "We're looking forward to an exciting, fast-paced season.
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from Syracuse.com
Syracuse Lax Head Coach John Desko joined me "On the Block" on The Score 1260 in Syracuse to preview the season up ahead.
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from BleacherReport.com
Tambroni enjoyed massive success during his previous job at Cornell, navigating the Big Red to three out of the past four championship weekends, coming within one circus play of a national championship in 2009.
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from Manhattan Athletics
Wright joins Manhattan after spending six years as an assistant at the Fieldston School in Riverdale, N.Y., where he helped aid the Eagles to two state championships in 2005 and 2007. A winner at every level, he played an integral part on two Division I National Championship teams (2000 and 2002) as a midfielder for Syracuse University.
Friday January 14, 2011 Share 8:45AM
2011 SU Media Day Press Conference, Part 1

2011 SU Media Day Press Conference, Part 2

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team took the field to kick off its 2011 campaign at Manley Field House on Thursday. The Orange had its first practice session in the morning, followed by its annual media day and a second practice in the afternoon. Head coach John Desko previewed the upcoming season in his introductory news conference, while student-athletes participated in interviews and posed for photos on the field.

Coach Desko Quotes | Player Quotes | Photo Gallery | Syracuse.com Gallery.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
If you believe lacrosse forums, then you had Tom Palasek pegged as a malcontent who wanted to stick it to Johns Hopkins so bad, he bolted to the only place where more NCAA championship banners hang than Homewood.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse Post-Standard
A decade ago the NCAA Division I lacrosse championship was played on a college campus and regular-season events at NFL venues were the stuff of dreams. Fast-forward to 2011, when the Syracuse University men will be a featured attraction at NFL stadiums in three of the nation’s big television markets.

Post-Standard Video (2:34)
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from YNN.com
With the sting of last year's first-round exit in the NCAA tournament still sharp, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team said it's using that result as motivation for this year during Media Day on Thursday. (Video 1:13)
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from LaxPower/LaxCoachMike.com
Over the years, I have learned a few things. First, less is more. At least for me, having fewer stations, fewer activities, and a far simpler evaluation form has made the process so much easier. I also have learned a lot from Joel Franklin and Tony Souza, who invited me to be a part of the Adidas National Tryouts here in Georgia.
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from Colgate Athletics
“We are excited about the 2011 men's lacrosse schedule which features some terrific action with Hobart, Dartmouth and Hofstra, and our strong Patriot League schedule,” stated Roach. “Even though it's January, the season will be here very quickly and we hope to have another great year of Colgate Lacrosse.”
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Cody Jamieson can be seen on the field, but he can also be seen on the side of a car. How can this be?Peter Lunstead, an account executive for the Rochester Americans and Knightawks, decided to get a Cody Jamieson wrapped car.
Thursday January 13, 2011 Share 9:30AM
From Scott Grodsky

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from RecordOnline.com
As lacrosse continues to grow in popularity in Section 9, local fans will get an opportunity to experience the highest level of boys' lacrosse next year. Middletown High School was awarded the state bid to host the 2012 boys' lacrosse state championships, the school announced Monday.

"We're really excited for us and the community," said Midldetown athletic director David Coates. "It brings more revenue into Middletown. We did a nice job of hosting the soccer championships and a lot of teams and players liked the surface. I think that played a big part of it."
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from Canisius Athletics
Five home games plus hosting the 2011 MAAC Championship highlight the Canisius College men's lacrosse schedule, released by head coach Randy Mearns on Wednesday.
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from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits will set at least one National Lacrosse League record this season -- most games shown live on television. Thirteen of the 15 remaining Bandits' games will be shown live on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet this season. The schedule starts Saturday, when the Bandits play in Philadelphia against the Wings.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Former Long Island Lizard and Hofstra Face-Off specialist, Joe Mascaretti, shares with us how to get the perfect pinch.
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A Little Something from Our Lax Brothers in Idaho


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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks are bringing some of the greatest lacrosse names to The Blue Cross Arena this season as part of their Legends of Lacrosse Nights. Names like Gait, Lockwood, Mearns, Zaph and Thorpe are among the greats that will return to Rochester for the new promotional series.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse has finalized the 21-man U.S. men’s national team roster that will compete Jan. 30 against Notre Dame in Champion Challenge at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “Everyone inside our organization and out agrees that the men’s national team needs to have a presence in non-competition years,” said Nathaniel Badder, director of national teams for US Lacrosse. “We thought Stars and Stripes and Champion Challenge were perfect bookend events.
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from 9WSYR-TV
Signing and interview video. (0:42)
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from Notre Dame Athletics
"Shauna Pugliese (Webster Schroeder) has all the tools to be a standout middie on the Division I level. Shauna's speed, quick first step and stick skills make her very difficult to stop. She catches your eye because she is always involved in the play. Shauna demands the ball in key situations because she has the heart of a champion. She wants to win. I love her competitive attitude and desire to be the best. Those attributes combined with a tremendous work ethic guarantee Shauna will play a key role in our future success. We're happy to have the best 2011 player from Rochester playing for the Irish."
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from LaxLessons.com
The University at Albany’s men’s lacrosse program has had a strong Yorktown connection for the last 12 years. That’s the length of time former Husker star Scott Marr has been the Great Danes’ head coach. During that time, Marr, the older brother of Yorktown varsity coach Dave Marr, has been able to successfully recruit some talented Yorktown players. Currently, 2008 graduate Rocky Bonitatibus is a junior midfielder. Next season, current Husker Tyler Fahey, will also be a Great Dane.
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from Canisius Athletics
"This is one of our most challenging schedules that we have put together," Teeter said. "The non-conference schedule will help us for our conference season and will better prepare us for reaching our goal of a MAAC Championship."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Jamieson, the top over pick out of Syracuse, scored two goals in his first game with Rochester, an 11-10 overtime road victory over the Minnesota Swarm. "He’s played a couple of summers of major ball [in Ontario], and it always helps when you play against men," said Toronto general manager Terry Sanderson, whose Rock play in Rochester this Saturday. "In time, Cody is going to be one of the good ones in this league. He’s a real handful to check one-on-one."
Wednesday January 12, 2011 Share 12:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Albany's potentially potent offense has generated a lot of buzz coming into the season. With the arrival of top recruits Miles and Ty Thompson (Lyle Thompson is slated to enroll next year), and talented veterans Joe Resetarits and Brian Caulfield returning from injury, the Great Danes have the tools to produce some prolific numbers in 2011.
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from NDP Lacrosse
The 5th edition of the Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions was held at Wesley Chapel, Florida December 31 thru January 2, 2010. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) U15 team came home crowned the National Champions beating the Breakers from Maryland 6 to 3. The U15 FCA championship team was coached by Andrew Stimmel, Frankie Kelly and Drew Wardlow.

FCA U15 tournament champs included four Upstate New York Players. Scott Kirchner, defense Baldwinsville, Trevor Hodgins, attack Rochester, Luc Bailey, defense Fairport and Alex Ballatori, midfield Rochester. Photo courtesy Christine Kirchner.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
When Sam Bradman (Canton) told his father he was going to eschew a prep year – and a Division I shot at Hobart – to pursue his old man's trade in physical education, Dave Bradman's chest swelled with pride.

"I had such a wonderful experience in phys-ed and when he said he wanted to do it, too, I thought he'd be great at it," said Dave Bradman, a longtime PE teacher and coach in the Canton, N.Y., school system. "I guess, as a parent, one of the best compliments you can get is when they want to do what you've been doing for your whole life."
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from Yorktown Patch
“Lindsay and Sarah’s work ethic, teamwork and strong family support have enabled both of these fine young women to accept the Tar Heels’ offer, and we’re so proud of them," Yorktown High School women’s lacrosse coach Ellen Mager said. Assistant Coach Katie Frattarola said the girls are "great role models" to their teammates and players throughout the region.
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from the Democrat & Chronicle
Gates Youth Lacrosse coaches are hosting a free introduction to the game of lacrosse for students from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 19.
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from Leagle.com
Warrior Sports, Inc., a patent owner, filed a malpractice action against the law firm of Dickinson Wright, P.L.L.C. ("Dickinson"), in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The district court regarded Warrior's claims as raising only state law issues and therefore dismissed the action for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction . . . Accordingly, we vacate the dismissal order and remand this case to the district court for further proceedings.
Tuesday January 11, 2011 Share 2:45PM
from Inside Lacrosse
The Hobart Statesmen received little attention coming off a 3-11 campaign in 2010, heading into the 2011 preseason ranked fifth in the ECAC. However, the college released a report last week detailing NCAA infractions committed by its athletic department over the course of 14 years, including allowing first-year lacrosse players to participate without obtaining eligibility certification from the NCAA. With negative attention thrust upon the program, the current team now prepares for an approaching season that — because of the penalties handed to Hobart by the NCAA — cannot end with a trip to the NCAA tournament, no matter the Statesmen’s record come May.
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from Inside Lacrosse
What do former Johns Hopkins star and current LXM Pro Tour co-founder Kyle Harrison and former NHL all-star goalie Guy Hebert have in common? Both are coaches at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
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from ILIndoor.com
A couple OT thrillers in Denver & St. Paul and the Calgary Roughnecks taking one and two-goal wins over the pre-season favoured Buffalo Bandits and Washington Stealth opened the National Lacrosse League’s Week 1, a consensus great opening weekend for the pro loop.
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9:15AM
from the Vancouver Sun
. . . being inducted in the athlete category for 2011 are long-time Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden and star lacrosse players, Gary and Paul Gait. The Gaits, twin brothers born in Victoria, played field lacrosse collegiately at the University of Syracuse, where they led the Orangemen to three NCAA titles, then embarked on stellar careers in the indoor game in the National Lacrosse League. Rochester (1-0) enters the week in a three-way tie for first place in the East Division with Toronto and the Boston Blazers.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
After a thrilling overtime victory to open the season, the Rochester Knighthawks return home to host the Toronto Rock on Saturday, January 15th at 7:35 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The game will be broadcast on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com. The first 5,000 fans at the home opener will receive a magnetic schedule. Rochester (1-0) enters the week in a three-way tie for first place in the East Division with Toronto and the Boston Blazers.
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from Lax Unlimited
Cars come out with prototypes so why can’t Lacrosse Unlimited? In our never ending struggle to stay atop the lacrosse industry, we’re looking to get into the smart phone decal game.
Monday January 10, 2011 Share 1:00PM
from Hofstra Athletics
Stephanie Rice (Skaneateles) is Hofstra's top returning goal-scoring threat as she was fourth on the team last season in goals with 23, while also adding two assists for 25 points. Rice also added 17 ground balls, nine caused turnovers and six draw controls in 2010. Jennalee Trombley (Penn Yan) is one of Hofstra's more versatile players and totaled 13 ground balls, nine caused turnovers, seven draw controls, two goals and two assists last season.
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from Inside Lacrosse
After putting together the team’s second-consecutive 12-win season in 2010, the Siena staff is striving to continue the success of a program that has quietly amassed an impressive 44 wins over the last four years.
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from SportsFive.net
While getting ready to welcome the new coaches to section 5 lacrosse I was struck by the fact that there were to be at least eight new coaches in 2011. That prompted me to think about longevity within our lacrosse coaching ranks Coach Curranand not too long after that I saw a notice of a celebration for Jack Curran (New York City's Archbishop Molloy) who is still coaching at Molloy at eighty years of age. Coach Curran is entering his fifty-third year with both basketball, where he has posted 931 victories, and baseball where he has 1,123 victories thus far.
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from Dave Rahme/Syracuse.com Orange Blog
New faces, new numbers, new practice facility, a new date on the schedule. It is a new season for the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team, and it officially begins Thursday when the Orange holds it annual media day and preseason camp opens.

Head coach John Desko said he expects to see 54 players greeting him on the first day of practice, up from 52 last season. And this is after Desko had to cut several hopefuls in the fall. Hey, is this lacrosse or football?
Sunday January 9, 2011 Share 10:30AM
from NLL.com
The Calgary Roughnecks (1-0) opened up their season on a high note, picking up a 10-9 win over visiting Buffalo Bandits (0-1) Saturday night in front of 9,950 fans. Featuring a team with 10 new faces, the Roughnecks picked up their first win against the Bandits since April 11, 2003.

"It's the tale of two halves," said Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour. "The first half, we didn't play very well and the second half we played very well to win. We had our chances in the second half to come back. As upset as I am about the first half, I'm very pleased with how we played in the second half."
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota hosted an overtime thriller in the season opener between the Swarm and the visiting Rochester Knighthawks. Rochester's Craig Point scored the game winning goal to complete the hat trick in sudden death for the 11-10 victory.

The Knighthawks drew first blood with a goal from Mike Accursi, who was reacquired this offseason after spending a few seasons down Interstate 90 with Buffalo. Another player returning to Rochester, veteran Pat McCready, scored a short-handed goal in the first quarter. Rookie forward Cody Jamieson scored his first career goal with 10:23 remaining in the second quarter. Jamieson was the first overall pick in the 2010 NLL Entry Draft, and signed a 10-year deal with Rochester.
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from NLL.com
The Boston Blazers defeated the Philadelphia Wings 10-6 in the Wings' home opener in front of a raucous crowd of 7,940 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Blazers were led by newcomer and reigning NLL MVP Casey Powell, who had five goals and two assists. Powell didn't waste any time making his presence felt with his new team, as he recorded a point in six out of the Blazers' first seven goals.

"This is a franchise first coming out of the gates 1-0," Powell said. "That was our goal and that's what we did. It was a great team win for us and great for momentum for the rest of the season."
Friday January 7, 2011 Share 9:00AM
from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits can't afford to run in place in the 2011 season. If they aren't moving forward, they are falling behind.
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from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Hobart College has been disciplined by the NCAA for major violations by its football and men’s lacrosse programs. The violations were self-reported by the school and included a failure to get clearance through the NCAA Eligibility Center, ineligible participation, impermissible inducements and extra benefits, inconsistent financial aid, and lack of institutional control.

Full NCAA Report (pdf)
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As everyone settles into their new year, we'll give you a chance to look back at the old one. As with every year, 2010 had its share of outstanding individual and team performances, crowning achievements, goals met and not met, disappointments, and, of course, tragedies.

We chose nearly 50 stories to begin our search for the Top 25. We know some of them slipped by you as you concentrated on your season. This is our opportunity to give you a second chance to share the experiences of our Upstate lacrosse family.

Ten - Six | Fifteen - Eleven | Twenty - Sixteen | Twenty-five - Twenty-one
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from Syracuse Athletics
Attackman Tom Palasek has joined the Orange men’s lacrosse team SU head coach John Desko announced on Thursday, Jan. 6. Palasek, a junior, transferred to Syracuse from Johns Hopkins and has two years of eligibility remaining.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Local lacrosse fans have the opportunity to see some of the best players in Syracuse University history play at The Blue Cross Arena this season, as part of the Rochester Knighthawks $44 “Orange” Lacrosse Pack. The package allows fans to see “2 22s for 44.”
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will open their 2011 National Lacrosse League season against the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, January 8th on Treasure Island Field at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. and can be heard on 94.1 The Zone and www.thezone941.com.
Thursday January 6, 2011 Share 10:30AM
The Passing of John McElroy

Editor's Note: We never got the chance to meet John McElroy, and from what we've heard and read about the man, that was our great loss. "Mr. Mac" was founder of the Stickmen’s club, and the John McElroy Spirit and Dedication Award is presented annually to the member of the Orange ”who best exemplifies the continuous, quiet loyalty and determined dedication to the team.” We first learned of his death from Tya at the Syracuse.com Orange forum, and we asked Scott "Woody" Weddell to allow us to post his rememberence of John McElroy here . . .

"I have so much to thank Mr Mac for and have great memories of the time I was lucky enough to spend with him. He was one the kindest people I have ever met and someone that inspired me to be a better person, the stories he told me are still vivid and I will never forget the influence he has had on me and my family. He introduced me to everyone and looked after me everytime I made a trip to Syracuse, the McElroy family have been so very good to me over the years and it would be impossible for me to repay what they have done for me.

"The McElroy Award and what it stands for is a parallel of a truely great man, who put so much into the program and was so dedicated to the team, I'm sure hundreds of players and parents that he has touched over the years will never forget him. The spirit of Syracuse Lacrosse off the field is something very special, the people and the way they look after each other is amazing, John had a lot to do with this and his caring, selfless attitude was and still is infectious.

"Do you remember the Shamrock decals the players used to wear on their helmets, the decals where given to them by John McElroy at practice, I hope the team can do this again this year in dedication to him.

"I will never forget you Mr Mac, love to the McElroy family and Cuse faithful.

"R.I.P."

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9:00AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Professional sports are a business that is very difficult to get into. It doesn’t matter which sport it is, or what organization you want to work for. Each team has thousands of fans who either have dreams of playing for or working for that organization. So it comes as no surprise that anyone who gets the opportunity to work in sports has obviously done something unique to set themselves apart from the rest.
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9:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange men’s lacrosse home game versus Virginia has been moved to Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPNU and represents the Orange’s seventh scheduled national television appearance of the 2011 season.

Syracuse and Virginia are the top two teams in the both the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Top 20 and the Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Poll. The Orange claimed the top spot in both sets of rankings, while the Cavaliers are second.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The Rochester Knighthawks coaches and ownership may try to downplay high expectations for Cody Jamieson on the eve of his rookie National Lacrosse League season, but why really?

They thought enough about him to begin a plan nearly three years ago to put Jamieson in a Knighthawks' uniform. Just trace the series of trades that landed them multiple first-round picks over the last two years and the No. 1 overall pick in both the 2009 and 2010 entry drafts.
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from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate men's lacrosse team was recently awarded the 2010 James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award by the US Lacrosse College Officials Council Distinct officials. Each District selects a winner based on the sportsmanship exhibited by the players, coaches, fans, and administrators.
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from Sports Illustrated
The idea of Hobart College (enrollment 1,000) beating Syracuse University in anything other than Scrabble would appear to be ludicrous. Why, Hobart's very nickname, the Statesmen, suggests as much. The aims of the college, to quote its catalog, are simply "to civilize...to humanize...to liberate intellectually." Well, last week on tiny Boswell Field, Hobart's lacrosse team civilized, humanized and intellectually liberated the Orangemen of Syracuse by the incredible score of 23-1.
Wednesday January 5, 2011 Share 9:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
After the Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team finished the regular season 13-1 last year -- losing only to eventual NCAA Division II national champion C.W. Post by two goals -- the Lakers were left stranded outside the four-team national postseason tournament.

Now, proposals to expand both the men's and women's NCAA Division II tournaments to eight teams will be presented by the respective men's and women's lacrosse committees to the Division II championship committees in early February in Indianapolis. If supported, the proposals then need approval from the Division II management council and the budget and finance committee.
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from Syracuse Athletics
After advancing to the national semifinals last season, the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team is ranked No. 5 in Lacrosse Magazine’s 2011 preseason top 20. Defending national champion Maryland garnered the top spot in the poll, which was compiled by the publication’s staff with consultation from college coaches.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres made two player moves today, activating forward Shawn Evans from the physically unable to perform list and releasing forward Colin (Joe) Hall.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Students around Rochester and the surrounding suburbs will now have the opportunity to meet their favorite Amerks and Knighthawks players, and learn about the importance of education, as part of the organization’s Speaker’s Bureau.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
The National Lacrosse League on Tuesday released the first webisode of “The X,” an all-access look at the Buffalo Bandits.
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from ESPN RISE
ESPN RISE editors release a new lacrosse story in the weekly series Recruiting Road every Tuesday. We feature coaches' and recruiters' answers to some of the most asked recruiting questions.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Your Body: How to Not Pull a Hammy
A major issue with lacrosse athletes is hamstring injuries. Once you get one, the treatment and time of recovery can be a long process that usually hinders your performance the entire season. Lack of hamstring strength also is a factor in ACL tears.
Tuesday January 4, 2011 Share 10:15AM
from The New York Times
A United States senator is formally requesting that the Federal Trade Commission investigate what he called “misleading safety claims and deceptive practices” among helmet manufacturers and refurbishers.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Chuck Wilbur (CNS) has seen his fair share of high-profile lacrosse players come through Onondaga Community College before embarking on playing careers at major Division I men's lacrosse programs. (Matt Pratt - Chenango Forks) is probably the most complete player we've had," Wilbur said. "When I say complete, he can play offense, he can play defense; he's a great kid and a great student. He has it all going for him. We've had great, great offensive players like a Cody Jamieson; great defensive players, great goalies, faceoff guys... We've never had as complete a player as Matt."
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Danielle LaDuca recalled a moment in a high school lacrosse game at Webster-Thomas, near Rochester N.Y., that cemented what LaDuca long thought she knew: she wanted to play college lacrosse, and fast. "The umpires were calling the girliest calls, and I was like, 'I can't wait to play college,'" LaDuca said. "That's when I knew I couldn't wait to get here."
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Senior All-America attackman Jack Harmatuk (Christian Brothers Academy/Syracuse U.) can be seen flying high across the New York State skyline this month as part of a broad-based marketing program by Le Moyne College.

With a diving Harmatuk, the billboard features the word 'Dolphins Soar' in bold green lettering and can be found across upstate New York in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.
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from SportsFive.net
Brighton, Aquinas, Churchville-Chili, Granada, and Eastridge get new head coaches. East Rochester and Greece still open.
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from the Dallas Morning News
"As of now, it's strictly lacrosse," he said. "I did think about maybe playing both." Mullins, who said he loves both sports, said he ultimately decided that trying to play both would be "too much of a load" and that he wanted to focus solely on lacrosse.
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from Inside Lacrosse
Tony Britton, Defense, Darien, Conn. has verbally committed to Cornell. Britton participated at Nike Blue Chip Camp, Maverik Showtime and was a major part of Darien's 2010 championship team.

Luke Miller, Defense, Gonzaga, D.C. has verbally committed to Hobart. Miller is a native of Vienna,Va.
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced a rule change that affects play within the faceoff circle. During faceoffs, league rules will now require the two opposing players in the circle to begin in a set position with the heads of their sticks at a new distance of eight inches apart. The previous distance was two inches apart.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
Come join the Knightingales at their official Calendar Release Party on Friday, January 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bugaboo Creak Steak House (Jefferson Road).
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from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) and IMG have announced a multi-year partnership with representing the NLL's broadcast and sponsorship rights. The agreement will see IMG handle all international media and sponsor rights for the NLL, which opens its 25th anniversary season on Saturday, January 8th.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Vivien Jones, who made a record 108 appearances in international women's lacrosse competition, died last week after a bout with breast cancer. She was 59.
Monday January 3, 2011 Share 8:45AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
When Regy Thorpe and his wife, Amy, pulled up to their lacrosse store in Auburn, NY, they were greeted by a familiar face. It was a photo of Regy as a Rochester Knighthawk on the side of a silver 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Knighthawks Krew President Tim Knab.

“It’s awesome. I love the color,” said Thorpe, who was a Knighthawk for 15 seasons. “Thanks for doing this.”

Cars beeped their horns as they passed the Liberty Lacrosse store and one set of fans even stopped to have their pictures taken with the car. Knab’s “Krew-Thorpe” car is outfitted with a photo of Thorpe on both sides and the Krew logo and information on the hood.
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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will open their 2011 National Lacrosse League season against the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, January 8th on Treasure Island Field at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. and can be heard on 94.1 The Zone and www.thezone941.com.
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from NLL.com
The 2011 National Lacrosse League season opens on Saturday, January 8 with all ten teams in action. Less than one week until the 25th anniversary season of professional box lacrosse begins! Opening night games will take place in Toronto, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Calgary & Colorado.