Archived News Stories for July 2011


July 2011
Sunday July 31, 2011 8:30AM
'Crooked Arrows' Comes to Syracuse

Saturday July 30, 2011 8:30AM
from Nazareth Athletics
. . . former women’s lacrosse standout Sue Hollister, ‘01; and former men’s lacrosse standouts Dan Garrett ’97 and Brandon Piccarreto ’98 are the [lacrosse] athletes to be honored. Former women’s lacrosse coach Sue Behme will be inducted in the distinguished service category.

This year's dinner will be the 16th annual and will be held in the Nazareth College Forum. A cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m. will be followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. For ticket information, contact Marie Kerns at (585) 389-2186.
from The Corning Leader
In it’s 28th year, the Corning Lacrosse Alumni Association began actively recruiting players from both East and West high schools. What was largely an arm of the Corning East Trojans program for decades wanted a more pro-active attempt to including players from West.

The addition of West players would not only help cement a unified spirit in the community, according to association treasurer Dave Pitbladdo, but also help augment the scholarship funds raised by the group.
from Syracuse Athletics
Michelle Tumolo, who will be a junior on the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team this season, and former Orange All-Americans Katie Rowan and Ashley Pike will take part in the second round of tryouts for the 2012 U.S. women’s senior national team. The tryouts take place July 29-31 at the University of Baltimore County (UMBC) in Catonsville, Md.

The tryout roster was narrowed down after the first round of tryouts held Memorial Day weekend in Stony Brook, N.Y. Seventy-eight former and current college players from 30 schools made the cut for this weekend’s evaluations.
from Inside Lacrosse
On July 29th, 2011, in Sonoma County CA, Booth Lacrosse and The Team Jesse Foundation will team up to field two lacrosse teams for the Adrenaline Youth Lacrosse Shootout. According to Adrenaline Lacrosse, The 10th annual tournament "represents the best 5th & 6th grade and 7th & 8th grade players from the top regions in the West".

Founded and run by Tim Booth, the former Hobart College lacrosse standout and professional player in both the MLL and NLL has taken his passion for the game and created a fundamental lacrosse teaching environment that offers camps, clinics and individual lessons to players in the San Francisco Bay area.
from The GULL
Special thanks to Cindy at OneSweetMove.com for our GULL photos!! Prints are available on Cindy’s website.

GULL Playoff Schedule | GULL Rankings
Friday July 29, 2011 9:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
With the brutal heat wave that has drenched the Northeast in miserable humidity and triple-digit temperatures, Lake Placid could not be a more attractive early-August destination. So the timing is perfect for the LP Summit Classic to kick off Monday with an expanded Scholastic Division, before the adult teams start on Wednesday.

To preview the event, we got Associate Director Kevin Leveille, whose father George founded the event with his uncle Mike DeRossi, on the horn to talk about Lake Placid's history and evolution and his expectations for this year's 22nd tournament.
from the Rochester Rattlers
Long Island opened the game on a nine to zero run and ended Rochester’s 2011 playoff hopes with a 15 to 7 victory over the Rattlers on Thursday night at Hofstra University. Both teams entered the game on two game winning streaks, but hat tricks from Matt Danowski and Stephen Peyser was more than enough for Lizards.

The Rattlers are home at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York on August 6th against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Rattlers will be raffling off their game worn jerseys with the proceeds going to Hillside Charity. For tickets call 585.454.5425 or visit ticketmaster.com.
from US Lacrosse
The tryout roster was narrowed down after the first round of tryouts held Memorial Day weekend in Stony Brook, N.Y., in conjunction with the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament. Seventy-eight former and current college players from 30 schools made the cut for this weekend’s final evaluation.

SUNY Albany: Ariana Parker & Assistant Coach Katie Rowan Make Cut
from Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team will host its fifth annual alumni game at Noon on Saturday, September 24. The game will be played on the fall lacrosse practice field next to the Clark V. Whited Baseball and Softball complex on Commencement Drive.

For more information or to sign up, contact Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Ben Wineburg at (585) 395-5067, or by email at bwinebur@brockport.edu.
Fairport's Riorden Commits to Albany
from JustLacrosse
Incoming Senior goalie Blaze Riorden has verbally committed to play at SUNY Albany beginning with the 2012-13 season.

Bio from SportsFive.net
from US News & World Report
"Oh, put me in, coach! I'm ready to play today," plead the lyrics of a classic song about baseball.

A new study suggests that coaches who heed those pleas and give kids playing time and avoid pitting one kid against another may end up with more motivated players who stick with the game.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The US Lacrosse Women’s Game Rules Subcommittee has issued a set of rules change recommendations for the 2012 lacrosse season that will be voted on by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors in September. US Lacrosse rules govern all levels of women’s lacrosse played in the United States with the exception of the NCAA and international competition.
from Lacrosse Magazine
In less than four days, the U.S. U19 team will board a plane bound for Hannover, Germany and the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship, but it still doesn’t seem quite real.
from Hobart Athletics
King, who served as the commissioner of the 11-member Division III Skyline Conference from 2005-10, took a one-year hiatus from intercollegiate athletics – from October, 2010 to the present – as a public relations officer with the Capital Region BOCES, located in Albany, before rejoining intercollegiate athletics. In his role, King has provided external and internal public relations and communications services for the Niskayuna Central School District through the Capital Region BOCES communication service.
Thursday July 28, 2011 12:15AM
from the Richester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers travel to Long Island to take on the Lizards on Thursday July 30th at 7:30PM in Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University. The Rattlers have won two straight games over the Denver Outlaws the past two weeks, and look to even the season series with the Lizards this week. Long Island defeated Rochester 13-9 in the Rattlers home opener back on May 21st.
from Major League Lacrosse
Tim Soudan recently joined MLL's stable of alumni who played professionally for the league before taking over the reins as a coach. After an impressive collegiate career at UMass Amherst including two-time All-American honors, Soudan became a key part of the Rochester Rattlers during their inaugural year. He played in the league's first season in 2001 and would post 47 points over his career, all for the Rattlers. He is still tied for the most 2-point goals for the team.
from the Hamilton Nationals
In their last contest, the Nationals roared back in the second half with eight goals to defeat the first-place Boston Cannons 16-12 at Harvard Stadium on July 23rd. Defensive midfielder Donny Moss netted his third professional goal and first game winner to help the Nats move into a three-way tie for second (5-4). Hamilton has now won four of its last five games. Brett Bucktooth netted a career-high five goals and Cody Jamieson scored three goals and added one assist. Goalie Scott Rodgers made a career-best 20 saves to win his third game of the season.
from Major League Lacrosse
Week 10 of the season features a special Thursday night game along with two Saturday night match-ups.
from the Buffalo Bandits
The Peterborough, Ont. native said he is looking forward to continuing his career in Buffalo. “I wanted to get a deal done,” Self said. “I’m glad to be back in a Bandits uniform this year.”
from Inside Lacrosse
The FIL U-19 Women's World Championships will take place this summer in Germany. The U.S. team prepares to defend their title, having won the last three world championships. Project leaders for the event, Anjulie von Oetinger and Anna Blank have provided a blog leading up to the event. Stay tuned for more as the event gets closer.
from LaxPower
Training camp, located at Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air, Md., begins at 8:00 p.m. today with an exhibition game versus NEMS Lacrosse. An instructional clinic with Team USA players will be held Thursday, July 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and a final exhibition game Friday, July 29 against MD United will start at 7:30 p.m. Both exhibition games are free and open to the public . . .
Wednesday July 27, 2011 9:00AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse program will continue to build on the 2011 campaign with the addition of eight incoming freshmen that make up the Class of 2015. Head coach Jenny Graap '86 will add three U.S. Lacrosse high school All-Americans and four Scholastic All-Americans to the roster.

"Our Big Red lacrosse family is thrilled to welcome the new members of the Class of 2015," Graap said. "We are confident that this exceptional group of scholar-athletes understands and embraces our philosophy of HARD WORK, TEAM FIRST and POSITIVE ATTITUDE. My assistants and I are looking forward to the challenge of shaping these talented individuals into a strong Cornell team over the next four years."
from Lacrosse Magazine
Casey Powell saw an incoming phone call from Gary Gait last week, and figured Gait was reaching out about playing golf. Powell had asked about the pair of former Syracuse No. 22s hitting the links a week earlier. But, no, this was a business call.
from Cornell Athletics
Patrick Dutton '99, Men's Lacrosse:
A two-year captain at midfield, he was a first-team All-Ivy selection in 1998 and 1999. In 1998, became the first Cornell midfielder since 1990 to earn USILA All-America honors. He was named team MVP as sophomore in 1997 and also received the . . .
from LaxPower
#4 Cazenovia vs. #5 Gilman; #1 J-D vs. #9 Brother Rice; #5 Pittsford vs. #4 McDonogh School; #4 Ithaca vs. #5 Darien.
Tuesday July 26, 2011 8:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Casey Powell will make his 2011 Major League Lacrosse debut for the Hamilton Nationals on Aug. 6 at their home game against league-leading Boston, he confirmed to Inside Lacrosse on Monday afternoon. The Nationals have won four of their last five games and sit at 5-4, in second place in MLL. They have three games remaining in the regular season.

. . . when Gary Gait called him and said the Nationals had traded for his rights, the option of playing for a playoff contender and for his idol, Gait, and another Syracuse legend in Regy Thorpe, it made sense to return to MLL for the regular season's final two games and the playoffs.
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from the Buffalo News
"Sophomore season, that's really when my love for the game grew so much," said the recent West Seneca East graduate. "I put a lot of dedication in. That's when I realized that I wanted to put in the hard work to play in college."
from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Can-Am semi-finals heated up this weekend as defending Can-Am Champions the Onondaga Redhawks faced the 2011 top seed Newtown Golden Eagles.
from Hobart Athletics
Three members of the Hobart College lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2011 ECAC Lacrosse League All-Academic Team. Statesmen defenseman Jake Eisenhard '13, defensive midfielder Ryan Korn '12, and defenseman Ethan O'Connor were among the 36 student-athletes recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom.
Video Highlights: MLL - Outlaws vs. Rattlers
from Inside Lacrosse

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Monday its weekly award winners for the week ending July 24, 2011, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. Rochester Rattlers attackman Ned Crotty was named as the MLL Offensive Player of the Week while Long Island Lizards goalkeeper Drew Adams earned his second straight MLL Defensive Player of the Week award. In addition, Rochester Rattlers attackman Grant Catalino was selected as the Cascade MLL Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Scott McCall gives us a look at the Champion All-American Showcase, part of the ESPN Rise Games in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
from Lax.com
The top high school talent from all across the country met in Danbury, CT for the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight. Coaches from top programs all showed up to watch the All-Star game.
Monday July 25, 2011 10:45AM
The Outlaws at the Ladies John Pepper Tournament: Facebook Photo Galleries from Matthew Coulter
from the Buffalo News
Bishop Timon-St. Jude had the ball in the second overtime period in a showdown against nationally-ranked La Costa Canyon, the best team from California. Timon coach Mike Burke called a timeout, then set up a play to try and win the game. The play was to go to the Tigers' best player. The guy with the long-stick. The one who plays defense. Brian Sullivan scored the game-winning goal, a huge highlight in a season full of them.
from LaxPower
Winners are determined based on votes from LaxPower's panel and by using the LaxPower computer Power Ratings (PR) as the fifth vote. The computer ratings were employed in creating a probability function such that the larger Team A's PR differential vs. Team B, the greater the odds that they would win when a small group of random numbers was generated. This means that the computer may pick an underdog and that upsets are possible.

Find out how #4 Cazenovia, #5 Pittford, #4 Ithaca, and #1 J-D did in their respective divisions in Round 1.
from the Onondaga Redhawks
Onondaga leads most of the game but Newtown scores twice in 10 seconds with less than two minutes to play to take game one 9-8, in the best of five series.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The third time may have been the charm, but the third quarter was the key as For the Love of the Game (N.Y.) brought home its first US Lacrosse Boys’ U15 National Championship, presented by Champion, with a 13-7 victory over the Long Island Jesters.
Sunday July 24, 2011 10:15AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Tim Soudan's home debut at the Rochester Rattlers' head coach could not have gone any better. The Fairport native watched his team jump to a six-point lead at halftime as they went on to defeat the Denver Outlaws 15-8 Saturday at Sahlen's Stadium.

"Galloway is the captain of this defense now," Soudan said. "He's vocal, he's engaged and the other guys rally around it."

Story from the Rochester Rattlers
from Inside Lacrosse
Tim Edwards - Jamesville Dewitt HS 2011 - signed at Canisius - midfield: No wonder why JD has won 44 straight games. Edwards is a Matt Abbott clone, able to showcase his lacrosse skills in every scenario possible.

Drew Simoneau - Kimball Union Academy 2011 - signed with Nazareth - midfield: . . . he dominated the first two games, controlling face-offs and a scrapping his way to the net. At 5-7 and 190 pounds he reminds me of a young Eric Wedin (Johns Hopkins and LI Lizards). He won over 70% of his draws this spring and is the best Nazareth recruit since Brian Silcott played for the Golden Flyers in the early 90s.
from the Hamilton Nationals
Brett Bucktooth opened the game with back-to-back goals as part of a season-high five-point night. In his first marker, he grabbed the rebound and dove from behind the right-side of the net and tucked it in at 5:17. Bucktooth made it 2-0 on a pretty inside feed from Joe Walters at 7:14.
Photos: USL Boys' U15 Championship
from Lacrosse Magazine
Scott McCall provides a peek of action at the 2011 US Lacrosse Boys' U15 National Championship, presented by Champion.

Day 1 | Day 2
from Drew Jackson / Inside Lacrosse
It’s Georgia midfielder and rising junior Drew Jackson, updating you on my efforts to be recruited to play in college. I just returned home from two very competitive east coast camps, hosted by college lacrosse powerhouses. I had a lot of fun, but it’s safe to say that I returned tired, but exhilarated from the experiences!
Saturday July 23, 2011 8:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Team Spirit nabbed an 8-6 victory over Team Freedom in the Champion All-American Showcase championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Friday. The game, which will be aired on ESPNU on Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m., was shortened to three quarters after an extended lightning delay.

J-D's Tim Edwards had a goal and 3 assists for the winners, while Kevin Rice scored once for Team Freedom.
from Lacrosse Magazine
While nine teams survived opening day undefeated, no squad packed quite the wallop that Mother Nature did. Lightning began in the vicinity of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the second half of the 2 p.m. games and continued for roughly five hours, wiping out some games and sending three contests under the lights.
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from the Hamilton Nationals
For the past two years, Sol Bliss was content raising a family, and teaching and coaching at Tully High School near Syracuse, NY. His professional lacrosse career was behind him after hoisting the Steinfeld Cup as a Major League Lacrosse champion in his final game back in 2008.
from Colgate Athletics
The 2011 Syracuse graduate will be working primarily with the goalkeepers and will help out assistant coach Melissa Pearsall with the defense. “We are extremely pleased to have Liz Hogan join our staff,” said Young. “She brings a great wealth of knowledge from her playing experience and we are excited for her to pass that along to our players. Liz's passion and energy for the game is exactly what we were looking for, she is a great addition to our staff.”
from Saint Rose Athletics
The highly anticipated inaugural men’s lacrosse recruiting class will arrive on The College of Saint Rose campus this fall with Mark Cometti at the helm of the Golden Knights. Cometti has assumed the head coaching duties on an interim basis while a national search is underway to fill the full-time head coaching position. Cometti spent the majority of the past year helping recruit a class of some 30 student-athletes that hail from such prestigious lacrosse hot beds as Syracuse, Long Island and Maryland.
from North Florida Lacrosse
Former section 5 lacrosse players Jake Ziegler (Webster Thomas) and John Linnan (Penn Yan) spent the first half of their summers on Florida's First Coast helping the JLC (Jacksonville Lacxrosse Club) promote the game in northern Florida. This is a link to an article with a photo of JLC player staff ... Ziegler is far left and Linnan is third from left. Also mentioned in the article besides Ziegler and Linnan, is Max Gurowski (Webster Thomas) who is an offensive leader for the JU Dolphins. Kris Sterzin (Fairport) is also a goalie on the JU squad.
from the Hamilton Nationals
Regy Thorpe was a hard-nosed, no nonsense defenseman in his days in Major League Lacrosse. His fiery personality still comes out on the sidelines as he shouts out plays to the field. Yet, like great coaches before him, Thorpe knows when to push and when to pull back.
from Inside Lacrosse
Hayes McGinley, M, University School (Oh.) has committed to Syracuse. A 6-foot-4, 195-pound pure athlete with great athleticism and a strong shot, McGinley led his team to the DII state championship game in the previous two years. He also played for the Midwest in early July at Under Armour. He also considered Penn State and Ohio State.
from LaxPower
LaxPower is happy to announce the third annual National Online Lacrosse Tournament (NOLT), the virtual national high school lacrosse championship. J-D, Cazenovia, Pittsford, and Ithaca represent Upstate.
Outlaws Tournament Facebook Photo Galleries from Matthew Coulter
Friday July 22, 2011 12:15AM

from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
The 16th annual 1812 Shootout wrapped up last weekend, capped with the highly anticipated varsity boys tournament portion of an event that has grown consistently over the years into a favorite on the summer circuit.

“We get teams from out of state, Canada and all over New York,” says Tom O’Brien, who has organized the tournament since it started back in the mid-1990s. “We definitely get some of the best in the state.”
from JustLacrosse
The Rochester Rattlers host the Denver Outlaws on Saturday July 23rd at 7PM in Sahlen’s Stadium. The Rattlers defeated the Outlaws 9-8 in Denver on July 16th. Second-year attack Ned Crotty scored two goals and two assists. Rookie goalie John Galloway recorded 19 saves and allowed 8 goals in the victory. It was the first victory of his professional career. He was named the Bud Light Player of the Game and the Cascade MLL Rookie of the Week. Rattlers middie Jordan Levine scored two goals including the game-winning goal last Saturday night.
from Indian Country Today
Duane Jacobs continues to lead a double life. By day the 45-year-old owns his own practice, specializing in family law in Windsor, Ontario. Jacobs, who is Cayuga and grew up in Six Nations, also racks up tens of thousands of miles each year driving to fuel his passion of lacrosse. A former star player himself, Jacobs is now the general manager of the Six Nations Chiefs, a squad that competes in the Ontario-based Major Series Lacrosse (MSL).
from PhillyLacrosse.com
Radnor rising senior midfielder Kristen Norden has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University. Norden helped Radnor to a share of the Central League title in 2011. She was named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American and Second Team All-Central League.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Six third quarter goals, including a scoring burst of four goals in five minutes, propelled Team Spirit to a 15-5 win over Team Liberty at the Champion All-American Showcase at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Thursday. The victory clinched a sport for Spirit in Friday’s championship game against Team Freedom, which beat Team Pride 12-10 on Thursday afternoon to finish with a 3-0 mark in pool play.
from Syracuse.com
The first lacrosse team was composed of Forestry College (what later beame the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) students and coached by Prof. Laurie Cox. (wearing the hat, back left). Cox, a former Harvard lacrosse player, organized the first team in 1916. The seven-game season generated enough interest for Syracuse University to adopt the sport for 1917.
from the Rochester Rattlers
Entering Week 9 of the season, with four games to play, all six teams are still mathematically alive for playoff spots yet no team has officially clinched the all-important postseason berth. That will likely change this weekend as three teams have a chance to guarantee themselves reservations at Championship Weekend in Annapolis on August 27th and 28th.
Thursday July 21, 2011 8:45AM
from The Saratogian
His list of accomplishments is lengthy and impressive and he did it all in the final two years of his high school career. He’s one of the best goaltenders in the history of Section II boys lacrosse and he has plenty more to look forward to as he embarks on a career at perennial power Syracuse University.
from MPNnow.com
“A lot of kids in the Finger Lakes are playing three sports and can’t do the time or financial commitment (of Relentless Hustle or Lady Roc), so we thought this was a great idea,” Lopez said.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Scott McCall brings some of the action from the first day of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championship in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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from JustLacrosse
The Hamilton Nationals are again planning for the future as was evident at the Major League Lacrosse deadline Tuesday. Hamilton acquired attackman Casey Powell from the Rochester Rattlers in exchange for their 2012 second-round collegiate draft pick.

“It is a longshot, but there is always next year. We are still building for the future,” said Head Coach Regy Thorpe. “With the team in the playoff hunt we thought it might motivate him to come back. If he chooses not to play this weekend we will be ready to roll without him.”
from Colgate Athletics
Colgate University Director of Athletics David Roach announced today (Wednesday, July 20) the hiring of Mike Murphy as the head coach of the Colgate men's lacrosse team. Murphy arrives in Hamilton after spending the past eight seasons as an assistant coach at Army (2003-11). Murphy served as the defensive coordinator for the Black Knights who consistently ranked among the best defensive teams both in the Patriot League and nationally.
from Fox23News.com
The College of Saint Rose has lost its head mens lacrosse coach before the program even played its first game. Former UAlbany star Liam Gleason has left to take a position on the Great Danes coaching staff, according to Saint Rose athletic director Cathy Haker. Mark Cometti (West Genesee) has assumed the head coaching duties on an interim basis while a national search is underway to fill the full-time head coaching position.
from AP / NCAA.com
While the committee’s recommendations focus solely on football, the Ivy League will next conduct similar reviews of men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer.
from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini has been chosen America East Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced on Wednesday, July 20 by the conference office. Branchini, an All-America lacrosse selection, is the first UAlbany female to be honored with the award since the school joined the league in 2001-02.
from JustLacrosse
All boys (or men) who have played at the junior high, JV, or varsity level for the Oswego Buccaneers are invited to participate in an alumni game on Saturday, July 30 at 1 PM at the turf field on Rt 481. Teams will be divided by graduation year, and special appearances by guest coaches are expected. There will be a small fee required to cover the cost of numbered T-shirts and officials.
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
In front of recruiters from the likes of Syracuse, Maryland, Cornell, Penn State, Siena, VMI, Michigan, and several DII and DIII programs, some of the best in upstate New York’s class of 2014 took part in the Nike Upstate Risings event held over the weekend at Henninger High School in Syracuse.

Video Highlights: Rising Sophomores
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
The Nike Upstate Risings event at Henninger High School in Syracuse this past weekend was an opportunity for many of upstate New York’s still-uncommitted members of the 2013 recruiting class to get some exposure to college coaches. While many recruiters were there to get an early look at some of the best and brightest talent coming down the pipeline in the 2014 class, there was plenty of buzz about some of the skilled players in Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 who have yet to decide on their college plans.

Video Highlights: Rising Juniors
from Inside Lacrosse
Senior highlights from Section V's win over Section VI in the Upstate Rising Tournament.
from JustLacrosse
On July 24th through 28th Golden Goal Tournament Park in the Lake George Region of New York will host the "LAXISGR8 Lacrosse Camp." This unique four day camp for players ages 8 to 18 will provide skills instruction for midfielders, attackman, defenseman and goalies as well as daily competition to apply what they have learned.
Wednesday July 20, 2011 7:45AM
from the Niagara-Gazette
With a bustling lacrosse program at Niagara-Wheatfield and a team down the hill in Lewiston-Porter springing to life, Niagara Falls has taken the first steps in creating a boys lacrosse program of its own.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Scott McCall captures the 2011 Champion All-American Showcase at the ESPN RISE Games in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
from The Ithaca Journal
Tom Schoen played four seasons with IC's football, hockey and lacrosse teams before embarking on a successful coaching career with stops at Whitesboro High School (football, and lacrosse), Dean Junior College (football and lacrosse) and Hamilton College (men's lacrosse, hockey).
from Florida Today
A non-profit group called the Friends of Brevard Lacrosse proposed to pay all the expenses for prep lacrosse under a 10-year contract that would lead to the creation of boys and girls teams at all public high schools in the county. A variety of sources for financing are possible, including sponsors and direct donations.
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from JustLacrosse
The John Pepper Memorial Athletic Fund, now in its 10th year, is proud to announce that Tim Birchler is the recipient of the fourth annual John Pepper Memorial Award. Tim is a resident of Camillus and a 2011 graduate of West Genesee High School. He is the son of Dan and Sheila Birchler of Camillus, NY and was the goalie for the Wildcats. Tim will attend Onondaga Community College this fall and plans to continue his lacrosse career playing for the Lazers and Coach Chuck Wilbur.
from Lacrosse Magazine
After Team Freedom’s Rachel Ward scored to cut Team Spirit’s lead to 17-16 with 4:59 remaining in the championship game, Spirit burned up most of the final five minutes of the game in a stall, despite constant double-teaming from a determined Team Freedom squad under a blazing hot Florida sun.

“That’s my favorite part of the game,” said Spirit’s Kailah Kempney (Carthage), who had three goals (and 8 draw controls) to help her team to the victory. “It’s so intense, it could go either way right there. When we lost it at the end, we all were really nervous sprinting back.”
from JustLacrosse
The mission of both tournaments is to bring together, athletes, coaches, officials, parents and fans to enjoy the “Creators Gift” of lacrosse. Sportsmanship, respect of the game, camaraderie and a day of celebration of all involved are of the highest priority. The John Pepper Tournaments exemplify these goals and it is our hope that these tournaments will continue to be the “premier” lacrosse tournaments of the summer tournament season.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Rochester’s Lady Roc Lacrosse, the area’s premier travel lacrosse league for girls ages 8-18, took numerous championship honors at the New England All Starts Tournament held on the University of Massachusetts campus during a two-day event held July 16-17.
from Marist Athletics
Brett Bernardo of Shenendehowa and David Scarcello from Bishop Timon are joining the Red Foxes.
from YouTube

Tuesday July 19, 2011 8:45AM
from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester Rattlers rookie goalie John Galloway has been named the Cascade Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Week. Galloway recorded a season and career high 19 saves in Rochester’s 9-8 win over the Denver Outlaws on Saturday night. His eight goals against was also a personal best. Galloway posted six saves in the second quarter and five saves in the fourth quarter, holding the Outlaws to one goal in each quarter.
from Chris Gill / The Corning Leader
When Corning boys lacrosse coach Bob Streeten was named to co-coach a team in the Champion All-American Showcase, it came as quite a surprise. Once he arrives in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., today, he’s in for more surprises.
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from Lacrosse Magazine
Some 3,000 miles across the country, Stanford head coach Amy Bokker must be smiling. Four future Stanford players have helped Team Freedom bounce back from an opening day loss to advance to the championship game of the 2011 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event being held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as part of the ESPN RISE Games.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Saris, a rising senior at Moses Brown (R.I.) School scored four goals and added an assist to help Team Pride to a 23-17 win over Team Liberty in the first round of games Sunday at US Lacrosse’s Champion All-American Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Sunday July 17, 2011 11:15AM
Upstate Risings Photos
from JustLacrosse
from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester Rattlers midfielder Jordan Levine scored his second goal of the game with just under two and a half minutes left in the game to give the Rattlers their first win of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse season. Rattlers superstar Ned Crotty led the way for Rochester with two goals and two assists while rookie goalie John Galloway chipped in with a career high 19 saves at the defensive end. The Rattlers improve to 1-7 on the season while the Outlaws fall to 5-3.

Denver will not have to wait long for a re-match as both of these teams will meet again on Saturday July 23rd at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York. Tickets are on sale now by calling 585.454.5425 or visiting ticketmaster.com.
from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals were one goal away from a franchise record fourth straight win, but the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks put a damper on the Nats’ bid for a team record. Steven Brooks’ overtime goal gave the Bayhawks a 12-11 victory and sole possession of third place in Major League Lacrosse. Stephen Keogh (2+0) scored his first pro goal on his first shot of the game, beating Phipps with a turnaround shot that just dribbled over the goal line at 1:38.
Ithaca Is: Lacrosse
from X-Plode Production / Inside Lacrosse (13:36)

RFA's Sbarglia Verbally Commits to Stony Brook
from RFA Athletics
Dylan Sbarglia, a three year starting midfielder for Rome Free Academy, has verbally committed to play at Stonybrook in 2013. Sbarglia is an all league player for section 3 totaling 37g 15a last season.
from Inside Lacrosse
Cornell gets rematch with Virginia in Face-Off Classic, while Syracuse and Duke battle again at the Big City Classic.
from the Seattle Herald
The Washington Stealth made a splash with their first roster move of the offseason, trading all-star forward Luke Wiles to the Buffalo Bandits in exchange for two draft picks on Friday.
from Inside Lacrosse
Thanks again to the organizers - 'Cuse alums Paul Carcaterra, Mike Springer and Joe Ceglia - for hooking it up and being extremely welcoming. Also got to give a shoutout to my suitemates for the duration of the camp: Maverik employee 'Musky' (the dude is one of a kind) and Syracuse rising sophomores Ricky Buhr and Derek Maltz.
Saturday July 16, 2011 12:15AM
from Siena Athletics
Already a nationally recognized program, Siena men's lacrosse has identified the man it hopes can take the program to even bigger heights. John Svec was introduced as the ninth head coach in program history in a press conference Friday at noon on the Siena campus.

"We wanted to find somebody who could continue the success we've had and help us win games and championships, and to get things done the right way while keeping the interest of our student athletes at heart," said Director of Athletics John D'Argenio. "We found John Svec and he's the person to help us continue that success here at Siena College."

With video (4:35)
from JustLacrosse
The 5th annual LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Event will be held Sat Aug 13, 2011, at Booher Fields (next to Fred Stafford Memorial Park Rt 11).

We’ll start our Alumni Games at noon with our “Soon-to-Be Legends” Game ('96-'11 or so). The “Legends” Game ('60-'95 or so) starts immediately afterwards ~2 pm. Great turn-outs for the both games last year! Dust off the brain bucket or that old steel Cascade and come on out. If you need equipment, there's always extra so just come.
from JustLacrosse
What began in 2009 as the Nike NYS Shootout, a replacement tournament for the cancelled Empire State Games, was transformed last year into a feature for incoming sophomores and juniors from Sections 3-6, The Nike Upstate Risings tournament. This year incoming seniors have been added as well.
from Michigan Athletics
"Judd Lattimore (Auburn)is a great addition to our coaching staff," said Paul. "He brings incredible enthusiasm, and he understands what our culture is all about at Michigan. He's a tireless recruiter with extensive Division I experience."
from Lacrosse Magazine
As you read this, there is a group of Division II coaches, school administrators, conference reps and NCAA staff attempting to hammer out the logistics of the division's new eight-team tournament format, which will be instituted starting in the spring of 2013. An announcement about the new paradigm is expected by the end of the summer. It's an exciting time for coaches, players and fans in D-II because this process will create a whole new world and bring a lot more attention to the NCAA's middle child.
from Lacrosse Magazine
LaxMagazine.com's Mark Medina caught up with lacrosse's two representatives at the ESPY Awards for a little red carpet session.
from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse is set to welcome nearly 1,100 lacrosse players from 33 states to the Orlando area for the Champion All-American Showcases and the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships, presented by Champion. The marquee events feature teams and players from around the country at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as part of this year's ESPN RISE Games.
Friday July 15, 2011 12:15AM
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
Wrapping up last weekend was the second portion of the Syracuse Shootout, which featured mostly high school teams or teams associated with mostly one particular school. The benefits of the closing part of the weekend-long event are two-fold, in that the teams get plenty of reps alongside their high school mates, as well as getting exposed to plenty of recruiters, who again fought the blistering heat to check out all of the action.
from Fox23News.com
Siena's lacrosse future is now in the hands for a former UAlbany assistant. Tomorrow at noon, the Saints will officially welcome John Svec as the man to lead their lacrosse team.
from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals announced today that the team has placed attackman Stephen Keogh on the Active Roster and placed defenseman Sid Smith on the Practice Roster.
from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers return to Major League Lacrosse on Saturday July 16th at 9PM against the Denver Outlaws in INVESCO Field at Mile High. The Denver Outlaws are currently second in the standings (5-2), a game behind the Boston Cannons, but only have a 2-2 record at home. The Rochester Rattlers are 0 - 7 overall with an 0-3 record on the road, but their three road losses have been decided by a total of seven points.
from Ty Xanders / Inside Lacrosse
Nick Weston, M, Aquinas Institute (N.Y.) - Commitment: Syracuse
Coming into the camp, I had no knowledge of who he was considering he was coming from a struggling team. But now that the camp is coming to a close, I think he's a phenomenal player. His offensive skills are more than refined (2g, 2a last night) but his ability on the defensive end is slightly overlooked - he rarely let guys past him.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Strolling down the red carpet, Virginia men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia and Cornell junior attackman Rob Pannell turned everywhere for tangible reminders on how much different this is from home.
from the Rochester Rattlers
Check out this week's edition of Inside the Rattlers where we take a look at the Rattler's All-Star performances and look forward to the second half of the season.
from the Rochester Rattlers
Saturday night’s late game features the Rochester Rattlers @ Denver Outlaws from INVESCO Field in Denver at 9:00 p.m. (ET), 7:00 p.m. (MT). Fans will be able to watch this match-up via live streaming on ESPN3.com as well as live locally on Altitude Sports & Entertainment, and Time Warner Cable – Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. Tape delayed re-broadcasts of the game can be viewed on Brighthouse Sports Network on July 20th at 1:00 p.m. and Cox New Orleans, July 17that 3:00 p.m.
Thursday July 14, 2011 12:15AM
LAS @ Rhino Lax Camp: RP talks Gary Gait and Ground Balls
from LaxAllStars.com

from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca '98, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced the Cornell men's lacrosse incoming class of 2015.The Big Red, looking to replace nine graduated seniors, will add 11 players to next year's squad, five of which earned high school All-American honors
from Syracuse Athletics
Incoming Orange men's lacrosse student-athlete Ralph D’Agostino has been selected to the 2012 United States Men’s Under-19 Lacrosse Team. D’Agostino was one of 23 players named to the U.S. roster on Monday, July 11 after four days of tryouts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
from Inside Lacrosse
Dalston Day, A, Salmon River has committed to Albany.

Nick Weston, A/M, Aquinas Institute has committed to Syracuse.
from Inside Lacrosse
Commotio cordis, in brief, can be defined as a blunt or non penetrating blow to the chest which causes the heart to stop beating.
from Marquette Athletics
Steve Abba is one of 25 players heading to Marquette . . . all will redshirt 2011-12.
from the English Knights
Plus team stats from Scott 'Woody' Weddell.
Wednesday July 13, 2011 8:30AM
from JustLacrosse
Sackets Harbor, NY - On Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center, traditional handmade lacrosse stickmaker, coach and retired player Alfie Jacques of the Onondaga Nation Turtle Clan will present “The Art of Making Handmade Wooden Lacrosse Sticks.”

Jacques has made box and field lacrosse sticks for more than 47 years. He is featured for his artisanship in the film “Sacred Sport” and his sticks are part of the Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Museum in Baltimore, MD. He will share his personal collection of sticks at this July 16 program.

The evening program fee is $5. The Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center at 401 W. Main Street in Sackets Harbor, NY, is a Blue Star Museum providing free admission to active military and their families with ID. The program is sponsored by Advanced Business Systems.

For more information on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway and the Discovery Center, go online to Seawaytrail.com or call 315-646-1000. You can also like them on Facebook, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, or follow them on Twitter, @SeawayTrail.
from Georgetown Athletics
"This was an important hire for us and we're excited to have Coach Kerwick back at Georgetown," Reed said. "Matt's intimate knowledge of our program and Georgetown University made him the right choice to fill this role. I see him as someone who would be well-positioned to continue the great tradition of success that we have created over the past 25 years."
from the Watertown Dail Times
The Class of 2011 includes Peter Gaskin, founder of the JCC men's lacrosse program (posthumously).
from the Wayne Post
Finger Lakes Community College will host specialized lacrosse camps for boys at its main campus in August.
from Maverik / Youtube
In "Wind Up," Rabil demonstrates how you can get a goalie off-balance during your wind up by simply raising or lowering your shoulders.
Tuesday July 12, 2011 8:30AM
from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Proctor is among the hardest-hit schools in Central New York from the budget fallout. In addition to slashing the hockey program, Proctor also eliminated fall cheerleading, indoor track and all of its modified or junior high athletic programs.

The Syracuse City School District is cutting close to $1 million out of its athletic budget. [There will be] one girls lacrosse team for the entire city. Henninger and Nottingham will combine to field one boys lacrosse team.
from Inside Lacrosse
Dept. Asst. to the President Michael Strautmanis and Onondaga spiritual leader Oren Lyons spoke to open the event (Lyons mentioned later that, while this wasn't his first trip to the White House, it was his first trip where he brought his lacrosse stick). Fellow former Syracuse star Sid Hill finished the opening ceremonies with a blessing.

Video from 9WSYR
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
Day 2 of the Syracuse Shootout I was hot and bright – a fantastic day for so many teams to show their stuff in front of recruiters from far and wide.

Albany Power Rising Juniors vs. Binghamton Saluki:
The blossoming talent in the Capital District has produced several travel teams from the area that are exciting to watch, and the Albany Power Senior team is no exception . . . Talking with some kind and helpful parents on the sideline, I learned this was the first semblance of a travel or elite team put together by the Binghamton program.

Blaze Rising Seniors vs. CNY Roadhawks 2012:
The Blaze Rising Seniors – made up of players from the Rochester/Genesee River Valley – took on some of the top juniors from Section 3 in this one. Pittsford middies Corey Parke and Tyler Aycock were two of the Blaze players catching attention of recruiters throughout the day . . . There’s a whole list of players who look like they could have breakout years in the coming season on the Roadhawks.
from US Lacrosse
After the four-day U.S. men’s national under-19 team tryouts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), July 7-10, US Lacrosse released the 23-man roster that will train to compete in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Men’s World Championships in Turku, Finland.
Monday July 11, 2011 9:45AM
Team USA U-19 Tryouts Day 2
from Inside Lacrosse

from Inside Lacrosse
One more session remained in the 2012 U.S. Men’s National U19 Team Tryouts Sunday morning, but U.S. lacrosse evaluators already had their eye on candidates who had separated themselves, and were readying to make final decisions after the session. Rosters will be announced Monday.

Other Attackmen Who Stood Out: Matt Rambo (Glenside, Pa.), Kevin Rice (Skaneateles, N.Y.)
from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Former Syracuse lacrosse player Brett Bucktooth heads a contingent of members of the Onondaga Indian Nation who will be special guests at the White House on Monday morning.

Leadership from the White House, Department of the Interior and the National Museum of the American Indian will join lacrosse stars Danny Glading, Matt Danowski, Bucktooth, and Jenny Collins as well as traditional lacrosse stick maker Alf Jaques, former Orange star Oren Lyons and Sid Hill.
from Inside Lacrosse
The MLL All-Star Weekend concluded tonight with Team Warrior edging Team Authority 21-20 in the 11th annual All Star Game. A crowd of 11,186 got to witness firsthand all the tricks, hits, goals, and fun.
Sunday July 10, 2011 12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Until the championship game of the 2011 All-American Lacrosse National Classic, Rochester had little difficulty routing its opponents. However, until the latter portion of the first half, the team that had averaged 10.5 goals per game while giving up no more than two goals in pool play and had defeated Maryland Prep 12-1 one hour prior trailed the 2009 and 2010 runner-up, Washington, D.C, 3-1.

D.C. goalkeeper Sam Beazell’s (St. Stephen’s, St. Agnes’, ’13) seven first half saves kept the game close despite Rochester dominating the time of possession. Defensemen Matthew Brinckerhoff (St. Stephen’s, St. Agnes’, ’12) and Matthew Dunwoody (Oakton ’12) also played physically in front of Beazell in the first half, which kept Rochester from further scoring chances.
from Lacrosse Magazine
How are you supposed to stand out when part of your job is to not get noticed? That’s the dilemma for the 36 defensemen trying out for the 2012 U.S. men’s U19 lacrosse team this week at UMBC.

“I was kind of debating what I should do,” said John Kelly, a recent graduate of the Bullis School (Md.) headed to Johns Hopkins. “I consider myself more of a position player than a takeaway guy. It’s tough to stand out, but I think these guys know what they’re looking for and know what they’re doing. I figure if I play well, then they’ll see me.”
from Major League Lacrosse
The Major League Lacrosse All-Stars faced each other at Harvard Stadium tonight in front of 11,186 fans for the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game. Team Authority took on Team Warrior in one of the biggest battles of the season, which was broadcast live on ESPN2.

With the top 39 athletes in the league, the game was a close one with Team Warrior taking a significant lead in the third quarter. Team Authority was able to come back in the fourth within one, but Team Warrior inched past their opponents as Stephen Peyser scored the game winning goal at 12:11. The final score was 21-20.
from Inside Lacrosse
On Saturday morning, the top 40 underclassmen in the country took part in the Warrior 40 game at Harvard Stadium. The participants are selected through a four region search while top MLL players served as the coaches.
Saturday July 9, 2011 1:15PM
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
The first part of the Syracuse Shootout – hosted by Syracuse University – kicked off Friday, which was day one of the two-day Travel and Elite team portion of the event. Coaches from across New York State and beyond bounced from field to field, as did this reporter, getting a look at dozens of teams making the trip to CNY for what has become a big draw in the summer and a great opportunity to get exposure to recruiters.
from Brian Foley / Inside Lacrosse
I had the chance to take in the 2011 Warrior 40 skills competition on Friday afternoon which took place at historic Harvard Stadium. The Skills competition consisted of an agility, hardest shot, accurate shooting, and trick shot events. Each of the players who participated showed off their excellent skills on the day.
8:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
According to the MLL, the jerseys were designed with the corporate elements of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in mind. JDRF is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes worldwide.The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
from Boston.com
Chris Eck dropped 20 pounds in two weeks in the fall of 2004. He couldn’t figure out why he was drinking a 32-ounce bottle of water about every 15 minutes. Then a freshman at Colgate University, the school’s health services thought he had the flu, or something like that.
from the Buffalo News
Ryan Sanderson, a member of the Buffalo Bandits in 1997 and 1998, died in his sleep in Orangeville, Ont., Thursday night. He was 36.
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from Inside Lacrosse
It seemed like lacrosse was the flavor of the month when ESPY nomiations were announced on June 24, and Cornell attackman Rob Pannell didn't take long to hop on Twitter and try to elicit some support to ensure a good showing on the voting front.

Here, Pannell talks with IL's Terry Foy about the shock of being nominated for an ESPY for Best Male College Athlete alongside Kemba Walker, Cam Newton, Jimmer Fredette and Andy Miele, as well as the memorable 2011 season that earned him the nod.
from Inside Lacrosse
Despite running a more structured offense that generated a greater number of scoring chance opportunities than Washington, D.C., Syracuse struggled greatly to find the back of the net. D.C.’s defense was effective and aggressive as it limited Syracuse’s shot selection and led D.C to a 5-3 victory.

At two points in Rochester’s 11-2 victory against Illinois, a spectator could blink and miss the team from Upstate New York throwing two goals on the board. The key components in doing this were midfielders Zach Williams (Silver Creek) and Chris Williams (Duxbury, ’12) who each won face-offs following Rochester goals that led to another Rochester goal seconds later. While both Williams were not guarantees to win every face-off, they both won them frequently and when they mattered.
from NLL.com
On Monday July 11th, DC area and Native American youth will visit the White House for a South Lawn Series event highlighting "Let's Move! in Indian Country" and celebrating lacrosse and its origins. National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel will join NLL players Matt Danowski, Brett Bucktooth and others at the event.

Students will participate in lacrosse stations on the South Lawn including "Rock the Box" the mobile lacrosse platform, sponsored by the NLL.
from Lacrosse Magazine
It's difficult to say who or what group of players has the toughest task at the U.S. Under-19 men's team tryouts this weekend at UMBC. With 123 of the nation's finest players at their age level battling for 23 spots, competition all over the field is stiff. But the goaltenders, in particular, don't have it easy, facing the country's best offensive players on every possession.
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse announced the rosters for the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game. Ultimate MLL Fan Fantasy winners Michael Hatala and Nathan Solomon went head-to-head at Harvard Stadium Friday night as they hand-picked their All-Star Teams during the Friday Night Selection Party.
from the Gates-Chili Post
Tyler Putnam started playing hockey as young as age 5 and was known as a standout player both at IHS and on Maksymum Hockey’s junior team at the Sports Center at MCC. He also played lacrosse at IHS.
from the Hamilton Nationals
As part of the holiday week, the Hamilton Nationals are featuring players that are members of Canada’s pro field lacrosse team on the weekends and part of America’s team during the week. Today, the Nats talked with rookie defenseman and Army product Bill Henderson (Tully).
from Inside Lacrosse
Its a balmy day here, with high humidity and storm clouds threatening, but the players involved in this year's tryouts are rolling steadily through their sessions. Excellent play this morning on the field.
from Inside Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse will continue to hold its Collegiate Draft in January before the NCAA season, representatives from the league's Board of Directors voted in their meeting Friday. Commissioner David Gross confirmed the vote Friday.
Friday July 8, 2011 9:00AM
from US Lacrosse
Nearly 200 of the nation’s top boys’ and girls’ high school lacrosse players have been selected by US Lacrosse to compete in the 2011 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event. The showcases will be held as part of the ESPN RISE Games July 17-22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resorts in suburban Orlando, Fla.

Upstate members include:
Gabrielle Jaquith (M), Cazenovia, N.Y., Cazenovia High School (2011), Syracuse University
Kailah Kempney (M), Carthage, N.Y., Carthage High School (2011), Syracuse University
Kevin Rice (A), Skaneateles, N.Y., Skaneatliss High School (2011), Syracuse University
Thomas Grimm (M), Black River, N.Y., Carthage High School (2011), Syracuse University
Jason Ketchoyian (G), Binghamton, N.Y., Binghamton High School (2011), SUNY Oswego
Tim Edwards (M), Jamesville, N.Y., Jamesville-Dewitt (2011), Canisius College
Chris White (A), Buffalo, N.Y., Nichols School (2011), Siena College
Benjamin Dunlavey (A), Elmira, N.Y., Corning East High (2011), Cortland State
Team Pride – Coach Bob Streeten, Corning HS
from X-Plode Productions / Youtube
A great State Championship game versus Farmingdale. Ithaca unfortunately lost 11-12 in Overtime.
from the Watertown Daily Times
The game of lacrosse, its history and its life applications are the focus of a new exhibit and two programs by two of the game's notable proponents at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center, Sackets Harbor.

Featuring U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach Kirk Ventiquattro and traditional handmade lacrosse stickmaker, coach and retired playerAlfie Jacques.
from Siena Athletics
Coming off of one of the most successful seasons in program history, Siena Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Andrea Duffy is looking to the past in hopes of elevating her team to more success in the future. Duffy has tabbed former Siena great Lindsey Rosecrans '09 as the program's new assistant coach.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Major League Lacrosse offices got all geeked up on fantasy sports this year, and came up with a pretty cool idea for this year's all-star game. Two fans chosen via an essay contest — 14-year-old Nathan Solomon of Alpharetta, Ga., and 13-year-old Michael Hatala of Glen Cove, N.Y. — will serve as all-star captains and pick the two teams from an all-star player pool at a selection party Friday night in Boston. The game is set for 7 p.m. Saturday and will be shown live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
from LaxPower
The National Lacrosse League is pleased to announce the six finalists for the NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2011. There are three first time nominees on the ballot: Pat Coyle, Steve Dietrich and Bob Watson. They join the three returning nominees, Troy Cordingley, Ted Dowling and Curt Malawsky.
from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has added the University of Michigan to its Division I men’s lacrosse league, ECAC commissioner Rudy Keeling and U-M athletics director Dave Brandon said in a joint statement. ECAC lacrosse league athletic directors unanimously voted to admit Michigan as the conference’s eighth member.
from LaxPower
In the 2000-2001 season, LaxPower listed 514 women's lacrosse recruits. Ten years later, the number was 3,183, a six-fold increase. The only thing that may have increased faster is the number of recruiting web sites, services, and consultants. It's not that they lack value. However, before you invest in four years of highlight films, consider checking the recruiting guidance, free tools, and sites that LaxPower's Bill Allen has found on the web.
from the Baltimore Sun
Thursday’s edition of The Sun included an article on the spate of head coaching changes in Division I this year. The article included a few quotes from ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon and a thumbnail look at a few selected schools that had hired new coaches or were in the process of doing so.
Thursday July 7, 2011 9:30AM


from the NYS Sportswriters Association
No one was able to knock two-time defending champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake from the top perch, but the Spartans have company in the No. 1 position.

For the first time, the New York State Sportswriters Association All-Sport Championship recognizing the top athletic programs in the NYSPHSAA has ended in a tie for overall honors. Burnt Hills and Cazenovia each finished with 62.5 points in the combined scoring for boys and girls. They narrowly held off Garden City (62.17 points) in the competition, which we have renamed as the Kerr Cup All-Sport Championship in honor of longtime NYSSWA editor and treasurer Neil Kerr.
from Lacrosse Magazine
MLL commissioner David Gross addressed members of the lacrosse media Wednesday in advance of Saturday's MLL all-star game in Boston, and among the topics he addressed was league expansion. The expansion Charlotte Hounds and Ohio Machine are set to join the league for 2012, and Gross said Wednesday the league plans in January to announce two more teams to begin play for the 2013 season.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The countdown clock on the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship page says it all – 368 days.

More than 120 of the nation’s best young men’s lacrosse players will be in Baltimore this week for the tryouts for the 2012 U.S. men’s U19 lacrosse team. The tryouts begin on Thursday afternoon and run through Sunday morning at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The players will each play in eight games over the four days, hoping to stand out amongst the talented field.
from Albany Athletics
Branchini, the first UAlbany female athlete to earn All-America recognition on the field and in the classroom at the Division I level, graduated with a 3.83 cumulative grade point average in history and a minor in education. She was selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large national second team and was named the 2011 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
from PhillyLacrosse.com
Haverford School’s John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) has been named the Philadelphia region’s US Lacrosse Coach of the Year for 2011 by the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (EPSLA).
from Inside Lacrosse
After three-straight days of competition, Long Island and New England met to decide the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Underclassmen Championship. New England prevailed, 10-7.
from Inside Lacrosse
From Kudda, highlights from New Jersey's 8-7 upset win over Baltimore in the underclass games.
from PhillyLacrosse.com
Goldberg founded Phillylacrosse.com in 2008. The website has gained a reputation as a leader in regional coverage for high school, college, pro and youth lacrosse in the Philadelphia area.
from the Baltimore Sun
This summer, usually a busy time in college lacrosse, has been even more turbulent than summers past. Almost 20 percent of the Division I schools have made changes regarding their head coaches, and the subject has dwarfed other topics in lacrosse publications, on message boards, and among the coaches themselves. ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon said the turnover is symptomatic of the sport's evolution.
Wednesday July 6, 2011 9:15AM
UA Senior Girls Highlights
from Inside Lacrosse


from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Rochester Rattlers are one player away from Major League Lacrosse playoff contention. Unfortunately, that player is Casey Powell — arguably the greatest player in MLL history — who is on the winless team's roster but hasn't played in a single one of the seven games this season and probably won't play in the remaining five. (scroll down to column's second story)
from Monroe CC Athletics
Keogh succeeds Rocky Delfino, who spent nine years at MCC before taking the same position at Roberts Wesleyan College. Keogh brings extensive playing and coaching experience to a Tribune program that has reached the Region III semifinals the past seven seasons. He was the head coach at NCAA Division II University of New Haven (West Haven, Conn.) from 2000-2002 and was an assistant coach at Webster Thomas High School in 2003. He then moved west and was the head coach at Kapolei High School in Hawaii from 2004 until 2011.
from Inside Lacrosse
Highlights of the top high school players in the country from the 2011 Under Armour All-America game.
Tuesday July 5, 2011 12:15AM


UA Game - Syracuse's Bobby Wardwell
from Inside Lacrosse

from Inside Lacrosse
The Boys' South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars, 13-11, at the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday night at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Photos of the action are by Rich Barnes (Cortland).

from Inside Lacrosse
After jumping up 9-8 in their first Under Armour All-America contest of 2011 against Long Island, team New England let the New Yorkers come back for an 11-9 victory, suffering their first loss in the opening game.

From that moment, through the rest of the three-day affair at Towson University, teammates on team New England lived by the mantra that they were going to 'shock the world', come back, and win the UA title.
from Syracuse Athletics
Kailah Kempney, who will join the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team this fall, scored a goal to help the North defeat the South, 15-10, in the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Game played on Saturday, July 3 in Towson, Md.

Kempney started for the North squad and gave the team an early lead when she scored the first goal of the game 2:43 into the contest. The Carthage High School graduate recorded three shots and one draw control in the contest.
from Inside Lacrosse
For Adam Fullerton (Liverpool), making the save is what it’s all about. And to most, the difference between a lacrosse ball and a United States Military plane is night and day. For Fullerton, the only difference is whether he did his job that day or not; whether he made the save.
from the Hamilton Nationals
“I have already started my next assignment, which is a graduate assistant for the lacrosse team for six months then I will head off to Ft. Sill, Okla., to attend a six month basic officer course about Field Artillery.” For now, Boltus will relax and enjoy the Fourth of July and remember the sacrifices and dedication of his friends and Army teammates.
from Kudda-Files.com
Under Armour Underclassmen game between Baltimore and New Jersey sponsored by FCA Lacrosse.
from Kudda-Files.com
Video of each quarter of this game from Towson.
from English Knights Lacrosse
There was an amazing storm at around 4am last night/this morning, it woke me up but some of the kids where so tired that they slept through it!! I woke at 8m and walked over to the Cafeteria and as I walked under a tree I heard the crack of a large branch falling from above, it dropped 3 feet in front of me!!...........some one is watching over me or its a good job that I walk slowly!
from Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie / The Roots of the Game: A Syracuse Lacrosse Memoir
I am starting a new series today on summer league lacrosse. My lacrosse playing days started in the summer in the mid-1970s. Our physical education teacher, Don Daubney, a Springfield College grad, taught a lacrosse (soft stick and soft ball) unit every spring to his eighth grade classes. He followed that up with a summer rec program that lasted about three or four weeks.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Denver Outlaws set a professional lacrosse attendance record on Sunday night as 27,184 people came to Invesco Field at Mile High to see the annual fireworks game, shattering the previous record of 23,433 set on July 4, 2010.
from LaxPower
The 2011 Vail Lacrosse Shootout concluded Sunday with sunny skies, large crowds and two-time champions. Gang Green took home their second Women's Elite Championship in convincing fashion defeating Portland Purple, 15-8. Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear won the Men's Elite Championship for the second time, easily besting the Rocky Mountain Oyster/Lax.com 24-7. The consolation championship also took place on Sunday, with Denver City Lax winning on the men's side and The Wolfpack claiming victory for the women.
Sunday July 3, 2011 10:15AM


from Inside Lacrosse
Ty Xanders and Geoff Shannon break down the Top 10 Under Armour All-Americans who impressed during the sixth edition of the event.
from LaxPower
Midfielder Dan Hardy (Tully) scored three goals while fellow midfielder Steven Brooks recorded four points to lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a 13-11 victory over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night before a crowd of 8,410 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
from Brighton-Pittsford Post
An injury limited Dan Groot to just three games of Major League Lacrosse in his first season. Now that he’s healthy, the Canandaigua native is looking to have a breakout year playing for the Rochester Rattlers.
from LaxPower
The eighth day of the 2011 Vail Lacrosse Shootout witnessed a major upset as the Rocky Mountain Oysters/Lax.com took down defending champion Maverik Elite, 9-8. The Oysters, many of whom are from the Denver area, were able to keep the extraordinarily talented Maverik offense in check throughout the game and will advance to tomorrow's finals.
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from the Baltimore Sun
Although the North team had 18 players from New York, it was ultimately the South's Empire State native — goalie Bobby Wardwell — who changed the course of the game.

Wardwell, who will play at Syracuse, turned in a 12-save performance, leading his team on a second-half surge and helping the South to just its second win in six tries. The South took advantage of the North's 26-minute scoreless streak, tying the game early in the third quarter and never trailing again. The South squad — led by the MVP Wardwell — pulled out an 11-9 victory in front of an announced crowd of 4,238 at the boys Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic.
from Inside Lacrosse
Bobby Wardwell made 12 saves in the second half, nine of which came in the 4th quarter, to help the South earn an 11-9 victory over the North. The victory is the South's second in the six-year history of the event.
from English Knights Blog
Well the win finally came, unfortunatley Cam could not come along for the ride because of heat stroke, so we did it for him! (he's ok now and ive just seen him go back for 3rds in the cafeteria).

After the game we found that Ryan Hunns had made the All-Star Team, which is not only amazing for him but also for the team, we have gained respect and impressed a lot of people over here.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Eighty-eight of the country's best incoming college freshmen lacrosse players -- 44 boys and 44 girls -- finished their high school careers Saturday at the Under Armour All-America games at Towson.

South goaltenders Bobby Wardwell (Syracuse) and Conor Kelly (Notre Dame) combined for 21 saves for the South team in an 11-9 win. Wardwell's 12 second-half saves tied for the most in a single game the six years of the UA All-America boys competition (2009, AJ Fiore [Ithaca]), and he only allowed two goals.
from Inside Lacrosse
The underclass games began Friday but Saturday marked the first full day of games as the tournament got into full swing. Baltimore and Long Island are the favorites in the girls' tournament but Washington D.C., New Jersey and Upstate New York have also shown to have solid teams that have come to compete.
from Inside Lacrosse
New England took on Upstate in the first game of the day and this game featured a handful of lead changes and ties going down to the final whistle. There were a bevy of future Division I stars present, especially on offense.
from JustLacrosse Talkback
Many Upstate college grads are on the Maverik roster.
from Inside Lacrosse
Bobby Wardwell (South Team/Shenendowah, N.Y.) is your 2011 Under Armour All-American. Was a rock in cage with a UA record 13 saves in the second half. He also held the North scoreless for the entire third quarter. Syracuse has a hole to fill in net, and Wardwell opened up the first salvo in that competition tonight.
from Inside Lacrosse
Kailah Kempney, Attack, Carthage (N.Y.), Syracuse
While her stats don't jump off the page — one goal, the first goal of the game on a stutter step move from the top of the eight — she was very involved in the offense and showed her quick change of direction and ankle-breaking moves around the crease.
from the Rochester Rattlers
The Tim Soudan era began for the Rochester Rattlers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday night with a 13-11 loss to the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Goalie Brian Phipps anchored the defensive end for Chesapeake with 21 saves while Dan Hardy (3 goals), Ben Rubeor (2 goals, 2 assists) and Danny Glading (1 goal, 2 assists) led the Bayhawks attack. Rattlers rookies Jovan Miller and Jordan McBride both scored hat tricks for Rochester and leading scorer Ned Crotty chipped in with two assists.
from Lacrosse Magazine
While Crowley led the Nationals to the victory, Boltus posted three goals while Walters contributed two goals with two assists. Goalkeeper Scott Rodgers made 15 saves in the victory for Hamilton, which tied a team record with its third win in a row.
Saturday July 2, 2011 9:30AM
from Villanova Athletics
The Philadelphia-area Sports Information Directors (PhillySIDA) have voted Villanova men's lacrosse standout Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) as the 2010-11 Overall Performer of the Year in its annual Academic All-Area program, as announced on Friday, July 1st.

In conjunction with the Philadelphia Inquirer, PhillySIDA names Academic All-Area teams in 24 different sports during the course of the academic year and has a Performer of the Year in each of those sports. At the end of the year, all of the Performers of the Year are put on a second ballot, and PhillySIDA members vote among them to determine a male and female Overall Performer of the Year.
from English Knights blog
An excellent look at how an elite U-18 team from England is handling their trip to America. From the flight over, through a major lacrosse camp, and now facing tough American teams with uncomfortable high temperatures, they share the experience from both the players, and coaches perspective. Read about their exhibition game on arrival day, and their three games on the first day of competition.
from JustLacrosse Talkback
The game of lacrosse, its history and its life applications are the focus of a new exhibit and two programs by two of the game’s notable proponents at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY, in July. The “Tewa’a:raton lakwa’tswa:tha: Lacrosse, Our Game” exhibit created by Mohawk youth working with the Akwesasne Cultural Center Museum at Hogansburg, NY, will be at the Discovery Center July 9-17. The development of the exhibit was made possible with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
from the Baltimore Sun
While the majority of the roster hails from Maryland and nearby Pennsylvania, there are a few notable exceptions, including soon-to-be Syracuse teammates Brandon Mullins, a defenseman from the Coppell, Texas, and Bobby Wardwell, a goalie from Clifton Park, N.Y.

"I'd hate to be a goalie in these types of games," Brocato said. "There are some great goalies that are in this game, but it has to be tough on them because even the defensive players are offensive-minded in a game like this. The pace of the game can get a little frenetic and it's up and down and that leads to a high-scoring game."

ESPNU, 8PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Under the heading "Loose Cannon," the SI caption on the two-page spread reads in part, "Midfielder Greg Downing (Auburn) of the Boston Cannons let fly against Chesapeake Bayhawks goalie Brian Phipps as Bayhawks midfielder Jeff Reynolds (far right) got a stick in ... Downing failed to score on the play."
from ESPN RISE
The Warrior 40 is July 7-9, 2011, at Harvard University. ESPN will be broadcasting a two-hour special from the event on Sunday, July 10 at 9-11pm ET on ESPNU. Players will be taken through training from top coaches and participate in a skills competition on Friday and play in an All-Star game on Saturday. Players will be introduced during the MLL All Star Game, which can be seen Saturday July 9th at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN 2 and ESPN3.com.
from the Baltimore Sun
Ed Stephenson, a former UMBC assistant coach from 1995 to 2000 who worked to beat the Retrievers as the head coach at Binghamton, has re-joined UMBC. The university announced Friday that Stephenson has been added to Don Zimmerman’s staff as the associate head coach. Stephenson fills the void created when Pat Tracy, then the team’s defensive coordinator, left for High Point on May 31.
from LaxPower
The Baltimore Crabs six-peated Thursday in the Dr. Tom Watts Memorial U-19 Tournament division of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout. Continuing the astounding dynasty for the crustacean from the east, the Crabs put an exclamation point on the game by winning in convincing fashion.
from LaxPower
The weather cooperated during the second day of the Men's and Women's Elite tournaments, with sunshine drenching the Shootout's fields across the Vail valley. In the men's tournament three of the top four seeds advanced to the final four. Maverik Elite, Team Chipotle, Rocky Mountain Oysters/Lax.com all advanced, Team 21 was upset by Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear. In the women's bracket pool play ended and the teams will now separate into championship and consolation brackets.
Friday July 1, 2011 9:45AM

from The Washington Post
From hearing hearing stories of his father’s experiences on Syracuse’s 1983 national champion men’s lacrosse team as a kid to watching his older brother Derek play for the Orange as a freshman this spring, Syracuse lacrosse has been a constant in Dylan Maltz’s life.

Last Friday the Stone Bridge rising junior attackman made sure the Orange would be a part of his future, when he verbally committed to play for Syracuse, becoming the third member of the Maltz family to join Syracuse’s tradition-rich program.

Maltz Family Lacrosse History
from the Rochester Rattlers
“I’m really excited to have an opportunity to coach in this league. I’m a little nervous. I know I know the X’s and O’s, but whenever you take on a responsibility like this you need to have a little concern. I have some butterflies. I talked to the guys yesterday and they are very supportive of me.”
from US Lacrosse
Includes Central, Hudson Valley, Nassau County, Section 5, and Section 10.

Groups 1 & 2
from The Ithaca Journal
The Ithaca High boys lacrosse team's season ended three weeks ago in the state championship game, but two of the Little Red's underclassmen will play in some more big-venue games this weekend.
from the Rochester Rattlers
Boston area native Martin Cahill tells us his thoughts on coming home for the All-Star Game and how he likes to get ready to play.
from US Lacrosse
Includes Central, Hudson Valley, Nassau County, Section 5, and Section 10.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Great lacrosse players have a sixth sense. They know when to drive to the cage and when to pull the ball out and be patient. They know when to shoot and when to get drawn into a double team so they can feed someone else for a goal. They just know.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Forty-seven photos from throughout the season.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Eighty photos from throughout the season.
from Albany Athletics
Branchini receives her second consecutive UAlbany Female Athlete of the Year award.
from Binghamton Athletics
For the seventh consecutive year, Binghamton has attained the highest GPA of any men's lacrosse team in the America East Conference. In addition to earning a 3.08 overall GPA, the Bearcats had 25 of their 35 student-athletes named to the America East 2011 Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll.
from the Baltimore Sun
Joyce’s commitment to Marist on Tuesday capped a seemingly improbable journey from the lower levels of Anne Arundel County rec ball to Division I. As an eighth-grader, Joyce said he was cut from his school's ‘A’ team. During his first two years at Southern, he came off the bench for the junior varsity squad.
from LaxAllStars.com / FOX6
Cathedral Boys Lacrosse school's building collapsed in the wake of the June 1st Tornado that ripped through the Western Mass area. In the hours and days following the collapse, the community rallied behind the team, and donated equipment from all over, to allow the Panthers to get on the field one last time.
from LaxAllStars.com
Last week we had our first ever running diary of a mysterious black and white film showing two teams playing with wooden sticks and bucket helmets from back in the day. What teams were they? What year was it? I had no idea but (wrongly) assumed it was from the 50?s. Thankfully, a group of people much smarter than I were determined to find the answers.