The 2011 ESPNU Lacrosse Tour is a lacrosse fan fest, hosted by Mike Powell, a two-time national champion at Syracuse and the only player to win the Tewaaraton Trophy twice, featuring a lacrosse cage located outside of each stadium that includes two full goals, where fans can pick up a stick and shoot goals, practice tricks and even play with Mike Powell. Highlights of the ESPNU Lacrosse Tour include:
Coach Mike Messere's Wildcats are out to win a 10th consecutive Section III Class A title - but for its opening test Wednesday night, it hosted Class B power Carthage and used a familiar formula to turn away the Comets in an 8-5 decision.
Joe Nardella, Connor Cannizzaro and other members of the Cazenovia ice hockey team that won its first-ever state Division II championship did not have much time to celebrate their undefeated run to the top. Days later, they were wielding another stick as members of the boys lacrosse Lakers, preparing for a spring campaign where Cazenovia looks to improve on last year's 14-3 run that ended with an upset loss to Westhill in the Section III Class C quarterfinals.
More than a decade has passed since the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team last claimed a Section III Class A title. Not that the Bees haven't tried to end that drought, always going deep into the sectional playoffs before making a painful exit – including a 10-9 defeat to Fayetteville-Manlius in last year's semifinal round at CBA's Alibrandi Stadium.
Westhill's boys lacrosse team enters 2011 still gloating over its nice post-season run of a year ago, with the intention to do more. After going 9-7 in the 2010 regular season, the Warriors, as a no. 7 seed in the Class C playoffs, bashed Onondaga in the first round, then shocked no. 2 seed Cazenovia 9-6 in the quarterfinals before falling to LaFayette in the semifinals.
Syracuse University lacrosse midfielder Jeremy Thompson attended practice Wednesday in jeans and a sweatshirt and watched from the sideline as the top-ranked Orange (7-0) continued preparations for No. 3 Duke (8-2) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Big City Classic at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
Jovan Miller, a senior midfielder on the top-ranked Syracuse University lacrosse team, talks about a mini-slump he endured recently and breaking out of it with two critical points in the fourth quarter of last week's 5-4 victory at Villanova. (Video 2:56)
It took three games for John Danowski to stop being "dumb." After the Duke lacrosse team limped to a 1-2 start, its head coach finally moved freshman Jordan Wolf out of the midfield and back to his normal position at attack.
When Derrick Rose took over the North Tonawanda boys varsity lacrosse program in 2008, he leaned heavily on senior Tom Bemisderfer. Now, two years later, he’ll be doing the same as the coach-player tandem have been reunited with the Niagara County Community College men’s lacrosse team.
Learning and sticking with a sport requires stepping up into more and more competitive levels. Two lacrosse players from Lake Placid, Juliette Larzelere and Alex McFaddin, have followed that path, which now has both athletes competing for college teams.
Freshman Allie Phelan scored a career-high three goals, including the game-winner with two minutes and 30 seconds remaining, as unbeaten UAlbany rallied for an 11-10 decision over Boston College on Wednesday, March 30 in a matchup of national top-20 programs.
The Plattsburgh State lacrosse team entered Wednesday's bout with Clarkson having two key objectives in mind — get a big defensive game from the midfielders, and impose its up-tempo style on the Golden Knights.
Check, and check.
Rory Nunamacher's goal with 4:12 remaining in the game gave visiting Hartford a 9-7 lead and the Hawks hung on for a 9-8 men's lacrosse victory over the reeling University at Albany at John Fallon Field on Wednesday evening.
The fifth ranked RIT (6-0) men's lacrosse team avenged a loss in the 2010 NCAA Quarterfinals, rallying to beat #4 SUNY Cortland (4-2) 12-11 on Wednesday. The Tigers erased a two-goal deficit, scoring four goals in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner with :29 remaining from senior Iric Bressler (Stafford, VA/North Stafford).
Three Bombers tallied hat tricks to lead the #25 Ithaca men's lacrosse team (5-1, 1-0 Empire 8) past #12 St. John Fisher (7-1, 0-1 Empire 8), 11-8, in its Empire 8 opener on Wednesday at Higgins Stadium. The Bombers, who improved their all-time series record over the Cardinals to 14-1, jumped out to a commanding 7-1 lead before taking a five-goal advantage into intermission.
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The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team will face Medaille College in North Eastern Athletic Conference action at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 in Morrisville. On that day the Mustangs will also team up with the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) to help raise awareness about the program which helps injured service members returning home from battle.
The Thoroughbreds, ranked 19th, have won five straight to improve to 7-1 overall and 1-0 in Liberty League play. The Engineers had their five-game win streak ended to fall to 6-2 and 1-1. The win was Skidmore’s 10th straight at Wachenheim Field. The game was a rematch of last year’s Liberty League championship game, won by RPI.
The 10th Annual Louis J. Acompora Lacrosse Jamboree has taken on a new format - changing from pre-season scrimmages to featuring marquee lacrosse games all day long. Five of the eight boys teams are previous New York State Champions. All eight boys teams are ranked in the Top 10 of their respective county conferences. An added bonus to the jamboree is a girls lacrosse scrimmage featuring highly-ranked Northport hosting Huntington.
Senior attackman Jack Harmatuk (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/Syracuse U.) scored four goals and dished out two assists to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 17-4 win over Pace in Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Pace Field.
Senior attack Casey Dianni scored with one second left in overtime to give the Union College women's lacrosse team an 8-7 victory over #13 Williams at Frank Bailey Field Tuesday night. The Dutchwomen improved to 2-3 after their home opening win, while the Ephs fell to 4-3.
Cortland sophomore Ally Levy (Reisterstown, MD/Seton Keough) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the week ending March 27.
The No. 7 Big Red welcomes Dartmouth to Schoellkopf Field for a battle of the Ivy League unbeatens Saturday, April 2 at 3 p.m. The game is part of a double-header, as the women's lacrosse team faces No. 12 Princeton at noon.
Just one game into the 2011 season, the boys lacrosse team from Arlington High School has already made history. Tuesday's 8-6 victory over visiting Brewster marked the Admirals' first-ever victory against the Bears in program history.
One of the most exciting lacrosse events of the year is fast approaching as the New Meadowlands Stadium will welcome in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic this Sunday, April 3. The sun will be shining and more than 16,000 tickets have already been sold, making it likely that this year's event could break its own record — set last year — for the highest attended lacrosse-only regular season event. And you wouldn't want to miss out on that, would you?
A Big East matchup of teams jockeying for position in the conference in St. John's vs. Rutgers, two youthful teams that are coming of age and rising in the rankings in Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina, and the powerhouses, defending national champion Duke vs. championship favorite Syracuse.
If you want to know what it would be like to be taught how to putt by Tiger Woods, to be taught how to hit by Ted Williams, to be taught how to jab by Muhammad Ali, here’s an idea: Sidle up to any of those members of the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team and ask her what it’s like to hear it from Gary Gait.
Ever wonder how one of the nations top teams transports all that gear from game to game? Well we got you the insider on how Syracuse gets all their fresh orange gear from place to place plus a few practice highlights from the Konica Minolta Face Off Classic your enjoyment. Syracuse looks to pick up the action again Sunday April 3rd to battle Duke in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
partnered with Two-Time Men’s NCAA Lacrosse Division I National Champion, Sean McGonigle, to film a New Adventure Series titled: “Adrenaline Presents The Chronicles of McGonigle,” where Sean Adrenaline documents his travels through Southeast Asia.
This week was a bad weekend for my Boston Blazers squad. We went 0-2, losing to both Washington and Colorado by a goal. When you are a competitor and someone who loves to win, this is very hard to swallow. It will be on my mind all week. Something else that will be on my mind this week is something that our assistant coach said to us in the locker room after the game.
“Are you doing everything that you possibly can to be the best lacrosse player that you can be?”
Nic Wood didn’t receive a lot of playing time for the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team last season, with so many talented seniors on the roster. Now that he is a senior, Wood is making the most of his increased minutes. The attackman scored a career-high five goals in an 11-5 season-opening win over Honeoye Falls-Lima.
Colin Montgomery scored four goals and added two assists, and the Henninger boys lacrosse team scored five goals in the fourth quarter to come from behind to beat Central Square 10-7 Tuesday night. (Video 0:29)
The C-NS boys lacrosse team got its season off to a slow start. The Northstars scored just two goals in the first half and a total of three in the game as they fell 6-3 to Watertown IHC. Lindsey Pound scored a hat trick for the Cavaliers, and Brad Rowe made 13 saves.
St. Lawrence University (2-4) used a strong second half to hand the SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (3-5) its fourth straight loss Tuesday afternoon. Junior Matt Pope and sophomore Justin Ingram each scored three times in the Saints’ 13-2 win. Junior Peter Pike (Watertown, N.Y./General Brown) and sophomore Derek Frost (Buffalo, N.Y./Williamsville East) each scored for Potsdam.
Freshman Cara Callahan (Corning West) scored a career-high five goals and Christine Hanley (West Genesee) registered six points on four goals and two assists to lead St. Bonaventure (3-3) to a 14-11 victory over Niagara (1-6-1) Tuesday night.
The Plattsburgh State lacrosse team has never beaten Clarkson two times in a row. The Cardinals look to change that tradition when they host the Golden Knights today at 4 p.m. at the Plattsburgh State Field House.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's lacrosse team had a potential tying goal disallowed with 13.9 remaining in the second half, leading to a 9-8 loss Tuesday against Cayuga CC in its Mid-State Athletic Conference debut.
"It was the most boring game of lacrosse I had ever seen," said (Sam) Johnson, Army's athletics department chief of staff and a member of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee. "We're missing the boat if we're saying that's what people want to watch, and from a fan perspective, we have to do something to speed up the game again."
Once again, the Cornell men's lacrosse team will host its annual fundraising event for the Dream Factory of Central New York, holding the Clinic for a Cause on Sunday, April 3 at Schoellkopf Field on the Cornell campus. The members of the Cornell men's lacrosse team will be on hand to teach skills, give instruction, and run games. Afterwards, participants will be treated to a tour of the Big Red locker room, as well as an autograph session and pizza party with the Big Red.
Sophomore attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) scored a career-high six goals to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 20-5 win over Assumption in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Stadium.
Junior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) made eight saves in the game, including seven in the first half, to pick up her seventh win. Lauren Keating stopped eight shots between the pipes in taking the loss for the Greyhounds.
Rachael Raffa's free position goal with 1:47 remaining in the game proved to be the difference maker as the Oswego State women's lacrosse team staved off a second-half comeback by Clarkson for a 15-14 win Tuesday afternoon at South Athletic Field. The Lakers held a four-goal lead at halftime, but the Golden Knights tied the game with 7:20 left before Oswego State received goals from Liz Conrad and Raffa, who finished with eight goals and an assist on the day.
Ithaca was off and running Monday with a 19-2 Section 4 Boys Lacrosse Conference victory over visiting Owego in their season opener. Adam Fiore scored four goals, and Eli Lazda and Connor Manning had two goals and an assist.
Jon Leanos '12 and Henry Burchenal '12 posted three goals and one assist apiece to lead undefeated Hamilton College to a 14-5 win against SUNY Oneonta in a non-league men's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on March 29.
Rachael Raffa's free position goal with 1:47 remaining in the game proved to be the difference maker as the Oswego State women's lacrosse team staved off a second-half comeback by Clarkson for a 15-14 win Tuesday afternoon at South Athletic Field. The Lakers held a four-goal lead at halftime, but the Golden Knights tied the game with 7:20 left before Oswego State received goals from Liz Conrad and Raffa, who finished with eight goals and an assist on the day.
Three Nazareth players -- seniors Michelle Cook and Kristine Olijnyk and sophomore Alyssa Johnston -- combined for 11 goals and eight assists Tuesday as host Nazareth cruised past RIT, 16-9, in the Empire 8 Conference women's lacrosse opener for both teams.
Visiting Allegheny College erased a three-goal halftime deficit, scoring eight of the first nine goals after intermission en route to a 19-16 victory over the host Alfred University women’s lacrosse team Tuesday afternoon at Merrill Field.
What Happened: Syracuse downed Villanova, 5-4, before a packed crowd in Philadelphia. Takeaway: Tremendous atmosphere and an entertaining lacrosse game. Villanova continues to prove it is no fluke, while the Orange once again find a way to win.
There was plenty of gear to fear from the Colgate and Navy game this past weekend in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Colgate was in their maroon away uniforms and out in style being fully outfitted with Turfer, STX, Cascade and Nike gear for a tight game that ended with the Raiders victorious.
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the Bandits will honor a legend of Bandits lacrosse when they retire Rich Kilgour’s jersey number 16 in a ceremony prior to their Apr. 16 game against the Boston Blazers at 7:30 p.m.
The Jordan-Elbridge school district is now short three more lacrosse coaches. The resignations of boys varsity lacrosse assistant coach Patrick Smart, boys junior varsity lacrosse assistant coach James Gunnip and boys modified lacrosse coach Mike Frood were approved Monday by the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District Board of Education.
"He has tremendous vision," Massena boys lacrosse coach Kris Covell said. "He'll pass the ball to people who aren't even looking at him, because he sees a lane. He has attributes you can't teach. In basketball, just like in lacrosse, he can establish those assists very, very easily."
The Corcoran Cougars boys lacrosse team showed off their new offense with a dominant 18-4 win over Union-Endicot. Dylan Smith and his teammate Dillon Brown both scored four goals in the win, while Ryan Cook had five points. (Video 0:30)
The St. John Fisher men's lacrosse team is off to a 7-0 start in Division III following a 16-7 victory over SUNY Geneseo last week. The run has the Empire 8 team ranked No. 15 in the nation in the latest D-III coaches' poll.
The No. 10 men’s lacrosse team plowed through its intense schedule of spring break matchups, finishing the week with a 3-0 record over its three nationally ranked opponents: No. 19 Yale, No. 12 Stony Brook and No. 13 Penn. After taking down Yale in New Haven, Ct., and hosting Penn at Schoellkopf Field for an overtime victory, the Red currently sits undefeated at the top of the Ivy League Conference.
Caufield recorded 14 saves in the Cardinals' 10-8 win over Division II Saint Michael's Wednesday. He stopped seven of 15 shots in the third quarter, including 10 of which were on goal. In the final quarter, Caufield made two saves to secure the two-goal win.
Danielle Tetreault (Guilderland) and Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) scored four goals each and both had an assist to lead the Harvard women's lacrosse team to a 19-3 win over rival Yale Saturday at Harvard Stadium. It was the most lopsided win in series history and the most goals scored against the Yale since 1985.
Rochester Knighthawks Josh Ruys, Kevin Fines and Dylan Evans took a trip to Elbridge, NY, just outside of Syracuse, to support Regy and Amy Thorpe, Aaron Alquist and Al Harris’ new lacrosse retail store, Liberty Lacrosse (243 East Main St.). The players visited the store Saturday before their win over the Philadelphia Wings.
Villanova men's lacrosse senior Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-Dewitt) has been chosen as one of ten finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Regarded as one of the nation's top longstick midfielders, Karalunas has had a stellar beginning to the 2011 season and leads the team with 43 caused turnovers and 37 ground balls. He currently leads the NCAA with 4.78 caused turnovers per game.
Syracuse University's John Galloway is one of 10 finalists for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s lacrosse. Finalists were selected from a list of 20 candidates based on personal qualities that define a complete student- athlete. While on-the-field performance thus far during the college lacrosse season was a factor in determining the finalists, the criteria also includes a high emphasis on classroom, character and community service.
He owns a 3.56 cumulative GPA and in 2010 became just the third men’s lacrosse player in school history to receive national Academic All-America honors when he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team. Galloway is also a fixture in the community. He has donated his time to the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau, the Central New York Burn Foundation, Meals on Wheels and other local philanthropic organizations.
Two weeks after earning the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Week Award, Hobart first-year attackman Alex Love was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. He led the Statesmen to a pair of victories last week with a team-high seven points.
Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) was a men's co-offensive performer of the week pick. Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) was a women's co-defensive performer of the week selection, and Katie D'Antonio '14 (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City Senior HS) was chosen women's rookie of the week.
Orange men’s lacrosse senior goalie John Galloway and sophomore attackman JoJo Marasco have been recognized by the BIG EAST Conference for their performances in Saturday’s 5-4 win at Villanova. Galloway was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second time on Monday, March 28 and Marasco was named to the league’s weekly honor roll.
Chadderdon, honored as the player of the week for the first time this season and for the fourth time in his career (3/2/09, 3/8/10, 4/5/10), recorded five points on four goals and an assist in second-ranked Le Moyne's 14-2 win over Saint Anselm on Saturday afternoon. Chadderdon, one of 58 players on the 2011 Tewaaraton Award Watch List and the only Division II player, is tied for third on the team with 11 points and tied for second with five assists.
The Liberty League has announced its weekly award winners in men’s and women’s lacrosse and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Brian Larkin and Jen Greenwood have been recognized for their efforts last week. Larkin was selected as the men’s Offensive Performer of the Week, while Greenwood was tabbed with the same honor on the women’s side.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team moved up one spot for the third consecutive week to second place in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning. New to the poll this season, the coaches vote for 12 teams, instead of 10, as had been done in previous years.
Goalkeeper Andrew West has made a seemingly smooth transition from Darien High School’s championship lacrosse team to Cornell. West was one of the Blue Wave’s most valuable players during last season's state championship run. West has already seen action in four games as a freshman and is second on the Big Red’s depth chart for goalies.
"We played them last year, so we know what they are looking to do, but there might be some wrinkles in there as well with a new coach," Cassese said. "We'll be prepared for both. We will prepare our guys for anything that might be."
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Monday a major deal naming Sports Authority Inc., the premier full-line sporting goods retailer, as an Official Partner of Major League Lacrosse beginning in March, 2011.
Once again, the spotlight will be all over the board this year, with competitive games in all three classes. We have picked Fairport, Irondequoit and Aquinas as the eventual winners, but no one here will be surprised if the rankings change as we all get to see more very exciting match-ups this season.
. . . the concept of a Carrier Dome Classic remains in limbo. The feeling here is it is a can’t-miss. If the Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium can draw a total gate of 17,000 plus for SU-Georgetown, Cornell-Virginia and Johns Hopkins-UMBC and be called a success, surely the Dome should be considered for an annual upstate lacrosse classic.
On March 15th, the Onondaga Nation School traveled to the dome to watch Jeremy Thompson play lacrosse against his brother Miles and former ONS student Edmond Cathers in the SU/UAlbany game. On Thursday March 24th, Jeremy returned the favor and visited ONS’ 8th grade class. Jeremy (Onondaga Hawk Clan) came to talk to the 8th grade students about the importance of their Onondaga/Haudenosaunee language and culture as they face the challenges once they continue their education off the Onondaga Nation.
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team matched its school record by winning its fifth-straight game, defeating Duquesne for the first time in the program's history on Sunday afternoon, 8-7. The Griffs now enter conference play with a 6-3 record, while the Dukes are also 6-3 this season.
The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team (2-3) cut a five goal deficit to just two before halftime, but Connecticut (6-3) answered with six straight goals to start the second half in a 17-9 Huskies' win at Canisius' Demske Sports Complex on Sunday.
The Broome Community College women's lacrosse team faltered in the second half, as Wells College scored five of the last six goals to earn a 12-7 victory in a non-league game on Sunday at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Aloha Tournaments Inc. are planning a national lacrosse tournament late this year. The inaugural Big Kahuna Lacrosse Tournament is set for Dec. 10-11 at Village Park in Wellington. The event, which will use the park’s eight fields, is expected to attract more than 40 travel teams. Collectively, more than 600 athletes are expected, in addition to coaches and spectators.
On the first day of practice for the defending Class B sectional champion Fox Lane girls lacrosse team, coach Bill Broggy stood in front of the room and sent a succinct message. "I told the girls, 'Last year has no bearing on this year,' " he said. " 'It won't help us at all. The only thing we can control is how we practice each day, and we can either get better or worse.' "
Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored four goals to lead the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 13-3 win over Molloy in non-conference action on Sunday at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. Le Moyne (6-1), which has won six of its first seven games for the first time in the program's history, returns to action on Tuesday at Northeast-10 Conference opponent Assumption at 4:00 p.m.
Michelle Primomo scored the go-ahead goal with three minutes and 51 seconds remaining to lift unbeaten UAlbany to a 7-6 victory over Oregon on Sunday, March 27 in the first-ever meeting between the programs at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes have won 14 of their last 15 non-conference games ... UAlbany is first nationally in scoring defense at 5.71 goals per game.
The fourth-ranked Penn Quakers raced out to a 5-0 lead, saw its advantage cut to one with 10 minutes to play and held on for a 10-6 victory over a hard-charging Cornell squad on Sunday afternoon at Franklin Field. The Quakers improved to 7-1 on the season (3-0 Ivy), while the Big Red slipped to 3-5 (1-2 Ivy).
Army enters the game on Saturday with a huge question about senior Bill Henderson, a four-year starting defenseman and rare two-time team captain. He has missed five games with an illness and coach Joe Alberici said Saturday night that Henderson was “50-50” to play against the Raiders.
Rensselaer (4-1) rallied from an early deficit to defeat the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (3-4) 13-10 in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon. Engineer seniors Afton Marshall (Windham, N.H./Salem) and Jen Greenwood (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) each had three goals and three assists.
The Maritime women's lacrosse team lost to non-conference adversary Keuka College, 10-4, Saturday afternoon at Reinhart Field. The Privateers fall to 1-6 overall record on the season, while the Storm improves to 2-0.
The game has extra meaning this year in that it could be a preview of a postseason rematch, possibly the sectional final, since Yorktown has moved back down to Class B. The teams last met in the sectional final in 2006, with John Jay pulling out a dramatic 10-9 overtime win to hand Yorktown its first sectional title-game loss since 1997.
Queens' Corey Geroy (Horseheads) muscled the ball past Falcons keeper Hayden Kirk with 18-seconds remaining in the seventh overtime period giving the Royals their seventh victory in a row. Queens (7-1 3-0 CC) remains undefeated in the league while Pfeiffer drops to 3-1 (8-3 overall) . . . Joe Taylor (Auburn) took all 16 face-offs for the Royals winning eight and scooping up seven groundballs.
Senior goalkeeper Tom Palesky made six of his 11 saves in the final quarter and junior midfielder Devin Lynch netted the game-winning goal with two minutes to play, keying No. 8/9 Army in a 7-6 win over visiting Lafayette on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
The nationally eighth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored the last 10 goals of the game and went on to defeat Ithaca, 17-7, in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Higgins Field. The Red Dragons improved to 6-1 with the victory, while the Bombers fell to 2-2.
The morning high school boys lacrosse game featuring Frontier League foes Carthage and Lowville was postponed until May 17 due to the cold. But St. Lawrence and Nazareth endured the weather, and the Golden Flyers outlasted the Saints, 9-4.
The 2010 season ended on June 12th in warm weather as Fairport ended Section Five play in the NYS championship game. The first day of the 2011 was played in freezing temperatures between 21 and 32 degrees, but in generally clear and sunny skies.
Cody Jones attended his first Canandaigua Academy varsity lacrosse game with his father when he was in elementary school. Jones instantly fell in love with the sport, and he was soon playing outside with a plastic lacrosse stick.
The Rochester Knighthawks took a giant step toward a playoff berth tonight after securing a 13-10 win over the East Division Philadelphia Wings tonight at The Blue Cross Arena. With the win, fueled by a dominating fourth quarter, the K-Hawks improved to 6-5 in front of nearly 7,000 Rochester fans. The Wings fell to 4-8 and suffered a blow to their postseason hopes.
Junior Roy Lang cut to the goal, received a clean feed from senior David Lau, and buried the ball in the back of the net in overtime to put the No. 10 Cornell men's lacrosse in sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a 13-12 overtime triumph over No. 13 Penn on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell improved to 6-2 (2-0 Ivy), while the Quakers slipped to 4-3 (1-1 Ivy) with the loss.
Lang's goal salvaged the win for the Big Red, which led by five goals at the intermission, in a game that featured a wild second half. The teams combined for 16 goals after the break and just four saves, with 15 of the goals being scored before the first save of the second half was made.
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The top-ranked Syracuse University men's lacrosse team struggled mightily at the faceoff X, with turnovers and on offense in general the entire game but defeated Villanova 5-4 when senior midfielder Jovan Miller dodged from behind and found JoJo Marasco open on the crease for a quick left-handed shot and score with 6.3 seconds to play. Talk about extremes. Marasco had his pocket picked by Villanova senior longstick midfielder Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt), the nation’s best takeaway artist, with just over a minute to play and the Orange leading 4-3. Karalunas went the other way in transition and finding attackman Kevin Cunningham open for a low shot that eluded John Galloway and tied the score with 57 seconds left.
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The Hobart defense pitched shutouts in the first and fourth quarters, while the Statesmen attack scored three unanswered goals to close out an 8-7 ECAC victory over Fairfield on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. Senior goalie Evan Kirk earned the win with 13 saves, while senior attackman Mike White notched a game-high four points.
Bryan Neufeld picked the perfect time to score his 100th career goal. The junior attack found the back of the net with just 20 seconds remaining in tallying the winning goal as the Saints survived Providence 9-8 Saturday afternoon in Rhode Island.
Senior All-American midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored four goals and dished out an assist to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 14-2 win over Saint Anselm in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
For the fourth consecutive year, the 11th-ranked Syracuse women’s lacrosse squad won its BIG EAST opener with an 11-7 victory at RV/18 Rutgers on March 26 in Piscataway, N.J. Orange sophomore Michelle Tumolo tied her career high with four assists and recorded a game-high five points.
Sophomore attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) registered five points in the first half to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 19-3 win over Saint Michael's in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
The fifth ranked RIT men's lacrosse team improved to 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play with a 14-5 win at Hartwick College on Saturday afternoon. Senior Iric Bressler (Stafford, VA/North Stafford) led a balanced Tigers attack with seven points on two goals and five assists, as nine different Tigers scored goals. MJ Kiekebelt (Caledon, Ontario/St. Andrews College/Aurora) led a stout RIT defense, grabbing eight ground balls and causing three turnovers.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored a career-high six goals to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to an 18-7 win against No. 20 St. John Fisher College in a non-league women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's frigid Steuben Field on March 26.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team won its second straight game Saturday as they beat non-conference rival Clarkson University, 9-8, in Potsdam, NY. The Pioneers improve to 2-1 overall while the Knights drop 1-2 on the season. UC's all-time leading scorer, senior Tammy Kohanski, recorded a season-high seven points on five goals and two assists to along with a game-high three caused turnovers.
First year Caroline Buonocore set the school mark by scoring eight goals, including the game-winner with 25 seconds left, as the Geneseo women's lacrosse team defeated host #19 William Smith this afternoon, 16-15.
Peter Burke scored three times and Todd Heritage had the go-ahead goal in the third quarter in leading Bucknell to an 11-9 non-league win over UAlbany on Saturday, March 26 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The Bison have won five of their last six contests.
Senior Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar scored three goals and added an assist and reached the 100-goal milestone for his career Saturday as Nazareth defeated St. Lawrence, 9-4, in a non-conference men's lacrosse game played at Carthage High School.
Jon Leanos '12 scored three goals and was credited with three assists to lead Hamilton College to an 11-3 win against SUNY Potsdam in a non-league men's lacrosse game at Hamilton's chilly Steuben Field on March 26.
The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team began the road to defending last years conference championship title, handing Keuka College a decisive 15-10 defeat in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action Saturday afternoon on Drake Field in Morrisville. Morrisville State improves to 4-1 overall, 1-0 in conference play. Keuka drops to 1-4, 0-1 in NEAC action.
Senior Devin Arnold (Buffalo, NY/Canisius) scored a game-high five goals, including four on the man-up, while adding two assists to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team past Montclair State, 14-7 on Saturday. With the victory, the #9 Engineers improve to 6-1 and have now won each of their last five games. The Red Hawks fall to 2-5 on the season.
Cold weather and poor field conditions forced the postponement of Friday night's Ithaca High lacrosse teams' season openers. The Little Red boys were slated to visit Owego, but the field was deemed unplayable and the game will be made up at 7 p.m. Monday on Ithaca's artificial surface.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored a career-high five goals and Sarah Bray '11 added four goals and an assist to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 16-6 win against Nazareth College in a non-league women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's chilly Steuben Field on March 25.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard The Post-Standard
Another day, another “biggest game of the year.” Welcome to the world of Syracuse University men’s lacrosse, where coach John Desko says the teams he scouts on tape morph into supermen when the top-ranked Orange is the foe.
What's become an annual rite of spring in Pennsylvania, is about to go national. Since 2009, teams in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference have hosted games dedicated to Lax-4-Life with rival teams warming up in matching shirts and coming together for pictures in support of a common cause. Last year it spread throughout Division II, with 36 teams pitching in.
The men's Division I game I'm most looking forward to learning the result of this weekend is top-ranked Syracuse's tilt on the road at seventh-ranked Villanova Saturday night. 1) To see if the Wildcats can spring the upset against the Orange, who have won each of their last two games in overtime, and 2) To see how or if Villanova long stick midfielder Brian Karalunas can disrupt Syracuse's offense.
Many of them were unknowns three and four years ago. Marginal players out there on the recruiting periphery, maybe worthy enough to get a letter or two from a major program. But mostly ignored. They took a chance on Villanova, like in many ways, Villanova took a chance on them. What it’s turned into is a fine marriage that keeps blossoming year after year, a credit to the work done by Wildcats coach Mike Corrado and his staff, and the players themselves, who have turned into far more than what anyone expected—possibly even themselves.
No. 1 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0) faces its first true road test of the 2011 season on Saturday, March 26 when it takes on No. 7 Villanova (7-1, 0-0) at 7 p.m. at Villanova Stadium. The game is one of only two contests the Orange will play on an opponent’s campus this season and it marks the Orange’s first road game against the Wildcats since 1991.
Syracuse is looking to equal its best start since 2000 with a victory. The Wildcats are ranked in the top 10 for the first time in school history and Saturday's game represents their BIG EAST Conference opener. Fans can hear the action live on the Fans can also hear the action live on the radio home of the Orange - TK 99 (99.5 FM). Live streaming audio is available on SUathletics.com as part of Orange All-Access.
Hobart and William Smith will host another lacrosse doubleheader on Saturday, March 26 on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The Hobart Statesmen will start off the day, facing the Fairfield Stags at noon, and the William Smith Herons will take on the Geneseo Blue Knights at 3 p.m.
Last year, the Hamilton women's lacrosse team went undefeated until the national title game, where they fell short of their goal of winning another championship. Although they lost some key seniors from that squad, the Continentals have plenty of talent back on the field and are ready to take another shot at a title. (Video 1:40)
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team exploded for a season-high 18 goals in an 18-13 victory over Big East foe Connecticut on Friday afternoon. The win marked the fourth-straight for Canisius as the Griffs improve to 5-3 on the season, while the Huskies also drop to 5-3.
The SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (3-3) defeated Clarkson University (1-1) 13-12 in a home non-conference contest on Friday afternoon. Junior Sierra Langkammerer (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and senior Samantha Brown (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge) each scored four goals for the Bears. Sophomore Alyssa Cristaldi (North Syracuse, N.Y./Cicero-N. Syracuse) had a big day for the Golden Knights with three goals and two assists.
Junior Tom Mongelli (Kinnelon/Kinnelon, N.J.) tallied his second straight hat trick to lead all scorers. Senior Michael Silipo (Williston Northampton/Deerfield, Mass.) and junior Devin Weinshank (Long Beach/Long Beach) each added a pair of scores, while senior Jay Lucas (Fox Lane/Bedford Hills) dished out a game-high two assists.
Fans can start bidding today on commemorative Rochester Knighthawks’ “Men’s Health Night” sweaters at www.GoBuyRochester.com. The online auction features a portion of the sweaters that the Knighthawks will wear on Saturday, March 26th as they host the Philadelphia Wings. The limited time auction ends on Tuesday, March 29th at 8:00 p.m. and includes some notable players like Joe Walters, Shawn Williams, Mike Accursi and Sid Smith.
A young team and a very tough schedule await the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute lacrosse team in 2011. The Marauders will be one of the youngest teams that hits the field this season as they are made up of mostly sophomores and freshmen.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has awarded the 2013 World Cup to the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA). The Oshawa's Civic Recreation Center in Oshawa, Ontario will serve as the venue for the quadrennial world championship; the event is slated to take place on July 11-20, 2013.
Hamilton Nationals goaltender Brett Queener was rumored around the time of January's Major League Lacrosse draft to be on the move back to Rochester, where he won a league title in 2008. But it doesn't look like he's moving anywhere.
Today's non-conference men's lacrosse game -- Cortland at Nazareth -- has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been tentatively rescheduled for April 11 at Nazareth at 4 p.m. Nazareth's next game is Saturday against St. Lawrence at Carthage High School at 2 p.m.
Freshman Amy McIntosh (Horeseheads) scored a career-best four goals and senior Chelsey Amidon (Marcellus) scored three times for host Nazareth Thursday as the Golden Flyers rolled to an 18-6 victory over the University of Rochester in a non-conference women's lacrosse game.
The Thoroughbreds of Skidmore College (5-1) broke open a 1-1 game with visiting Williams College (1-2) in lacrosse action Wednesday, with four unanswered goals, three to end the first quarter and one to open the second, and never looked back winning 10-6.
After opening the BIG EAST portion of its schedule last weekend, the University of Connecticut lacrosse team will take a break from conference play and travel to New York for a pair of games this weekend. The Huskies will take on Canisius at 5:00 p.m. on Friday (March 25) and will then face St. Bonaventure at 12:00 noon on Sunday (March 27).
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard The Post-Standard
Syracuse University men’s lacrosse coach John Desko was asked Wednesday to point out the strengths and weaknesses of his top-ranked Orange as it approaches the midway point of the season. His response was fitting for a team that is 6-0 heading into Saturday’s 7 p.m. Big East game at Villanova.
Inside Lacrosse will be hosting a live chat at 2 p.m. with VIllanova's Brian Karalunas and Kevin Cunningham. The chat will be hosted on ESPN. Send your questions ahead of time, then log on at 2 p.m. for more questions and to hear what Karalunas and Cunningham have to say.
When assembling Hilbert College’s first men’s lacrosse recruiting class, Rick Schunke made it a point of emphasis to push the experience a student-athlete would gain by joining a new and exciting program featuring an up tempo style and providing a chance for playing time. That message seems to have been heard loud and clear, especially among a deep pool of talented players from Western New York, well known for its lacrosse prowess. The first-year Hilbert head coach was able to nab some notable talent from the Buffalo area to continue playing the sport close to home.
The Orange traveled to Evanston, Illinois to take on the Number Two team in the nation in the Northwestern Wildcats Wednesday. After dropping a close game in Florida to the Gators, 16-11, SU went right back on the road for a challenging match-up with Northwestern. Just outside of the Windy City, the Orange and the Wildcats ended up playing in some pretty windy weather themselves.
No. 5 North Carolina used a seven-goal run to end the half and ran away with a 14-5 win over Cornell on Wednesday evening at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels improved to 7-2 with the win, while the Big Red slipped to 3-4.
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team cruised to a 16-7 win over visiting SUNY Geneseo on Monday afternoon. With the win, Fisher, who moved up two spots to 15 in the latest national coaches poll, improves to 7-0, while Geneseo, who was ranked 18th last week, drops to 2-3.
The offense erupted for the Oswego State men's lacrosse team as the snow fell to defeat Cazenovia, 21-7, Wednesday afternoon at South Athletic Field in Oswego. Chris Porten, Andy Lever, and Brett Sarubbi tallied three goals each to lead the Lakers to their highest single-game goal total since April 10, 2004 when Oswego State defeated SUNYIT, 24-0. The win pushed the Lakers' overall record to 3-3 overall, while Cazenovia dropped to 1-3.
It’s always good to win. Jon Leanos was especially happy with this victory. “It means a lot,” said the junior attackman after he scored a goal and handed out a career-high six assists to lead Hamilton College to a 14-5 men’s lacrosse victory over Utica College on Wednesday at windy, snow-covered Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. “It’s nice to get a crosstown win and stay undefeated.”
You might think that Cory Holbrough is stretched pretty thin already. After all, he has four children under the age of six and a job that can keep him working deep into the night. This winter though Holbrough decided to take another challenge: head coach of the Brighton boys lacrosse team. Early on it appears the extra duties haven’t slowed down the former Union College hockey and lacrosse standout.
The Canandaigua Braves varsity lacrosse boys lived up to their name and held a short practice in the snow at the Academy. When asked why, head coach Ed Mulheron replied, “We just got tired of being inside.”
Rochester Knighthawks Head Coach Mike Hasen has had plenty of time to prepare for Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Wings. It has been three weeks since the Knighthawks last played a National Lacrosse League game.
The seniors on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team have an opportunity to depart at the end of the season with more victories than any other class in school history. The Orange (6-0) will enter Saturday’s 7 p.m. game at Villanova (7-1) with a career record of 51-6. It needs seven more victories to eclipse the Class of ’86, which went 57-7. There are nine games remaining on SU’s regular-season schedule.
Stefan Dabkowski (Latham, NY/Shaker (SUNY Delhi)), a junior attack on the Alfred University men’s lacrosse team, has been named Empire 8 Conference Offensive player of the week. Dabkowski was honored for his play in the Saxons’ victories over visiting Morrisville State and Medaille College, which kept AU unbeaten at 6-0. Against Morrisville he scored a game-high six goals to lead AU to an 11-9 victory on Wednesday. He tallied seven points (five goals, two assists) in a 21-6 win over Medaille Saturday.
Elizabeth Fey scored four goals, including the go-ahead goal with 8:38 remaining, to lead #1 Adelphi to an 11-9 win over the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. Le Moyne (4-0, NE-10 1-1), which out-shot the Panthers, 28-25 in the contest, including 16-11 in the second half, returns to action on Saturday against Saint Michael's at 12:00 p.m. With video highlights.
the story from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
Next week the Simmons Lacrosse Foundation will be hosting its second annual fundraiser in New York City. If the Gear Zone was to attend in their tuxedo they would definitely be sporting these custom Brine King III full patent leather gloves and custom Warrior TII Syracuse helmet.
Lindsay Abbott '12 recorded seven points and Ally Levy '13 made 10 saves to lead nationally ranked No. 8 SUNY Cortland to a 12-9 upset win against No. 2 Hamilton College in a non-league women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on March 22.
The Hobart lacrosse team got strong performances from its established veterans, but it was the season-high five-point effort by first-year attackman Alex Love (Geneva/Salisbury) that stole the spotlight in the Statesmen's 10-8 non-conference victory over Canisius on Boswell Field tonight. The Geneva native scored a game-high four goals and handed out an assist.
The Canisius College men's lacrosse team scored five fourth-quarter goals against in-state rival Hobart but it wasn't enough in a narrow 10-8 defeat on Tuesday night. The loss drops the Griffs to 0-6 on the season, while the Statesmen improve to 3-4.
Behind seven points courtesy of senior attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) and a 14-of-24 effort from junior Derek Sipperly and the faceoff unit, No. 8/9 Army used a three-goal barrage during a 20-second span at the end of the third quarter to propel the Black Knights to a 12-9 win over visiting Lehigh on Tuesday night at Michie Stadium.
Sophomore Sarah Brown (West Genesee) scored a season-high four goals with two assists, and The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team had nine different goal-scorers during a 15-6 win over the University of Rochester Tuesday afternoon at Fauver Stadium.
The Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team had the feeling a few extra sets of eyes were watching as it played at Bentley on March 6. The Dolphins were right. Several Division II coaches, unsure about what their latest peer was bringing to the party, were in the stands on a scouting mission.
from Nick St. Denis / Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Plattsburgh (4-1), coming off a spring break trip during where it went a clean 4-0, looks forward to playing an important primer for its SUNY Athletic Conference schedule, which begins in a week and a half.
Hamilton College lacrosse players Henry Burchenal '12 (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) and Paige Engeldrum '13 (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip HS) were honored by the Liberty League on March 21 when the league selected its weekly award winners.
John Desko had been expecting to see zone defense since the first game of the season . . . Five games later, Syracuse's opponents haven't changed in their approach to slow down the No. 1 Orange's attack. Every team except No. 2 Virginia has at least attempted to play a zone defense against SU (6-0). Some of them, like Johns Hopkins on Saturday, have deliberately stalled on offense to keep the ball out of Syracuse's possession.
Freshman Ashley Cook (Commack) scored four goals and junior Erin Kollar (East Islip) netted three goals as eighth-ranked Cortland knocked off second-ranked Hamilton College, 12-9, in a battle of top-10 Div. III teams. The Red Dragons improve to 5-1 on the season while snapping the Continentals' 38-game home-field winning streak. Hamilton, last year's NCAA Div. III runner-up and 2008 NCAA champion, last lost at home versus Union on April 22, 2006.
In a matchup of the two of the nation's top 20 teams, St. John Fisher College earned an impressive 17-14 win at William Smith College on Tuesday evening in a non-conference women's lacrosse contest. With the win, Fisher, currently ranked 20th in the latest national coaches poll, improves to 4-1 on the year, while winning its fourth straight. The win marked Fisher's first victory over the Herons in women's lacrosse. Fisher was 0-7 all-time vs. William Smith, losing each of the last six years by two goals or less, including a 22-21 loss at home last year.
Former Binghamton University men's lacrosse head coach Ed Stephenson, who resigned from his position Saturday because he disagreed with the athletic department's treatment of three of his student-athletes, may have originally agreed with the suspensions. According to Interim Athletic Director James Norris, a physical altercation involving the three student-athletes — who are now suspended — and a fourth individual took place around 1:15 a.m. on March 2. Following the incident, Norris met with Stephenson, and Norris said the two agreed that the three should be suspended until an athletic department review board hearing could be arranged.
Long Island natives Rob Pannell, David Lau and Steve Mock returned home in style this evening as the attack trio combined for 13 goals, and 18 of the Cornell's 27 total points, to help the No. 10 Big Red defeat No. 12 Stony Brook, 17-9, at Lavalle Stadium.
John McCarthy is a graduate of West Genesee High School and Cortland State College where he excelled in lacrosse and life. He is fighting a form of leukemia called AML. He recently received a bone marrow transplant and is battling this disease at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. The purpose of MacPack is to raise money and awareness, and to help support John and his family. Once John is released from the hospital he will need to spend the next several months in an apartment located near the Moffitt Center.
Siena Lacrosse continued its perfect month of March Tuesday afternoon, easily putting away Binghamton 10-3 at Siena Turf Field. Bryan Neufeld led the way with four goals and an assist while Danny Martinsen added a goal and a career-high three assists for the surging Saints which have now won five in a row.
The Siena Saints (6-2) thwarted Binghamton's four-game winning streak with a 10-3 decision at Siena Turf Field Tuesday afternoon. Both teams were riding four-game winning streaks heading into the contest, but the host squad prevailed, denying BU the chance to match its longest winning-streak in school history. The Bearcats fall to 4-4 on the season.
The Ithaca women’s lacrosse team (2-1) propelled past visiting Buffalo State (3-2), 13-10, in the Bombers’ inaugural game on Higgins Field Tuesday afternoon. Ithaca outscored the Bengals, 7-4, in the second period to break the 6-6 halftime stalemate.
Navy freshman attackman Harrison Chaires (Ellicott City, Md.) and senior midfielder Andy Warner (Corning East) were recognized by the Patriot League Monday afternoon for their efforts last week in men's lacrosse wins over Towson and Holy Cross. Named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week respectively, Chaires and Warner were joined by Lehigh’s Ryan Snyder (defensive) and Army’s Tom Palesky (goalkeeper) on this week’s list of player of the week awards handed out by the conference office.
No. 11 Syracuse is on the road for the fourth consecutive game to take on No. 2 Northwestern on Wednesday, March 23 in Evanston, Ill. It marks the Orange’s fourth game against a ranked opponent in its last five contests. Syracuse enters the game with a mark of 2-4, while the Wildcats are 7-0 this season. Fans can listen to the game live on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area and on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
I realize I may be going against my fellow blogger Connor Wilson’s article that was posted yesterday about the Cuse’ vs. Hopkins game not being a bore. However, I must say I disagree CW! In my opinion that was a boring game (not as bad as some this year), and there are some things that need to change with NCAA lacrosse. With lax finally getting the love that it deserves (over 100 games on TV!), the game needs to be more appealing to the mainstream audiences.
Dave Rahme, lacrosse reporter for The Post-Standard, recently held an online Q&A about Syracuse lacrosse. Topics touched on include Johns Hopkins' disallowed goal in Saturday's game against SU; the Orange's upcoming game again Villanova; and if a shot clock is needed in college lacrosse.
The SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team split a pair of games versus Hilbert College from Hamburg, N.Y. played at the Snow Bird Lax Complex in Myrtle Beach, S. C. on the team's annual spring trip last week. The Fighting Tigers opened the trip by defeating the Hawks on March 15th by a 14-9 margin then dropped an 11-10 decision to Hilbert on March 16th. With the split Cobleskill moves to 2-2 overall on the year while Hilbert's overall mark currently stands at 3-1 on the season.
Jeremy Boltus – the Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year – led the way for Army with seven points via three goals and four assists. “I was very impressed with Army,” said Cassese. “They’re tough and athletic. They made us pay on the mistakes we made in the middle of the field. That’s what a good team does to win a tough league game.
After easing their way past their first six opponents, the Cardinals were confronted with their first true test of the year, and they aced it. Geneseo had a brief scoring flurry in the second quarter and was able to open a 5-3 lead, but Fisher scored the last four goals of the half, then outscored the Knights 9-2 over the final 30 minutes.
The No. 10/7 Big Red men's lacrosse team remains on the road for a mid-week contest at No. 12/10 Stony Brook on Tuesday, March 22 at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. Cornell, playing its fourth game against a nationally ranked opponent since March 5, is coming off a win over No. 16/17 Yale to improve to 4-2 on the season, while the Seawolves suffered a tough overtime loss to Towson to fall to 3-2 overall.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team led the nation in goals allowed last season (7.4 per game) and is loaded with veterans of that team this season. Until Saturday’s victory over Johns Hopkins, though, the unit had suffered several uncharacteristic breakdowns.
The Simmons Lacrosse Foundation will be hosting its second annual fundraiser in New York City, April 2 from 6-9 p.m., at The Capital Grille at 120 West 51st St. in the Time Life Building. Last year was the foundation's first fundraising event in New York, following a successful trip to the 2009 Lake Placid Summit Classic. The foundation was started as a way to primarily benefit the Wisdom House of Fayetteville, N.Y., which was a favorite of Roy Simmons Jr's wife Nancy, who passed away in December, 2007.
One bit of good new for the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s offense in the wake of its 5-4 two-overtime victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday night was the performance of junior attackman Tommy Palasek. The player and coach hoped the Albany game was a turning point, and if Saturday’s performance was any indication it was.
William Smith sophomore goalie Jesse Wilson garnered Liberty League Women’s Lacrosse Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors today. She stopped 21 shots in the Herons’ two wins in the SpringFling Tournament’s Linley Division in West Palm Beach, Fla., last week.
Hobart sophomore defender Jake Eisenhard was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week by the conference office today. Eisenhard collected four ground balls and caused four turnovers, both career-highs, in a 5-4 win over Bryant on Saturday.
For the third week in a row, a member of the Cornell men's lacrosse team has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, with Steve Mock taking the honor after helping the Big Red to a victory in its conference opener at Yale this past weekend. The honor is the first conference accolade of Mock's career.
After helping Cornell women's lacrosse to a 6-5 double overtime win over No. 14 Notre Dame, Big Red junior Jessi Steinberg has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week it was announced today by the conference office.
University at Albany's Ty Thompson has been chosen America East Conference Rookie of the Week in men's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, March 21 by the conference office. Thompson, a freshman attackman from Hogansburg, N.Y., matched a career-high with three goals in an 18-13 loss to top-ranked Syracuse on March 15.
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini has been named America East Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, March 21 by the conference office. Branchini, a senior defensive midfielder from Guilderland, N.Y., helped the Great Danes take down their third nationally-ranked opponent this season in last Saturday's 10-8 victory at No. 19/12 Massachusetts.
Junior Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored a career-high six goals to lead the fifth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 14-9 win over Pfeiffer on Saturday afternoon at N.E. Lefko Field.
The Binghamton University women's lacrosse team began its five-game road trip this evening in High Point, North Carolina. The Bearcats fell to High Point 13-10 in a non-conference game from Vert Stadium. Binghamton's record falls to 1-7 on the season, as High Point extended it's win streak to five and are now 6-2.
After making eight saves and allowing just four goals in a 12-4 win at Rutgers on Saturday, Patriot League officials announced senior goalkeeper Tom Palesky picked up Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week honors for the third time this season on Monday afternoon.
Orange junior attackman Tommy Palasek and senior defenseman Thomas Guadagnolo have been recognized by the BIG EAST Conference for their performances in wins last week against Albany and Johns Hopkins. Palasek was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday, March 21 and Guadagnolo was named to the league’s weekly honor roll.
Le Moyne College freshman midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
After not playing last week, the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team moves into a fourth-place tie in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, as announced by the association on Monday evening. The 4-0 Dolphins, who garnered 64 points in the poll, were ranked fifth in last week's poll.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team moved up one spot to third place in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning. New to the poll this season, the coaches vote for 12 teams, instead of 10, as had been done in previous years.
Entering Saturday’s induction ceremony, the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame inducted eight girls/women’s lacrosse players. For an institution that turned 37 years Saturday, that’s not a lot. For a program that’s only been around for 14 years, that’s pretty significant.
Henry Burchenal '12 scored four goals to lead visiting Hamilton College to a 13-6 non-league win against Drew University in Madison, N.J., on March 19. Burchenal has nine goals in the past two games. Luke Sisler '14 chipped in three goals, and Luke Sadoff '12 had two goals and an assist. Jon Leanos '12 tied a career high with four assists for the second straight game, and also scored a goal.
The Knighthawks (5-5) are within one-half game of the Boston Blazers for third place in the East Division. Rochester is one and half games ahead of the Wings (4-7) for the fourth and final playoff spot in the division. The game is the second of three meetings between the two teams. The Knighthawks defeated Philadelphia, 11-6, on February 5th behind a 10-point night (1+9) from Shawn Evans. Rochester is 21-15 all-time against the Wings.
Cornell's defense limited Notre Dame's powerful offense to just one goal over the final 36:18 and Jessi Steinberg rewarded them with a double overtime goal to send the Big Red to a 6-5 victory over the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish on Sunday afternoon at St. Paul's School. Cornell evened its record at 3-3, while Notre Dame fell to 3-4.
Four different Saints scored three goals or more as Siena Women's Lacrosse won the First Annual Supervisor's Trophy Game of the Oyster Bay Classic at Allen Field on Long Island, defeating Wagner 16-8. Michelle Andreo led the Saints with four goals including the game-winner and was awarded the MVP trophy.
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Hobart and William Smith will host a lacrosse doubleheader on Tuesday, March 22 on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The William Smith Herons will take on the St. John Fisher Cardinals in the opener at 5 p.m., with the Hobart Statesmen and Canisius Golden Griffins facing off at 8 p.m. in the nightcap. An historic meeting, Tuesday will mark the first time a William Smith team has competed on the Boz.
Senior All-American long stick midfielder Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) will pretty much try anything. Whether it’s sports, food, community service or a career choice, the affable Villanova standout keeps an open mind when it comes to just about everything.
With just more than three minutes left in Syracuse's game Saturday, the box score provided no reason for the Orange defense to be frustrated. Johns Hopkins had scored four goals on 21 shots. SU had caused 18 turnovers and killed off all three of its man-down situations with relative ease. Defenders Brian Megill and John Lade had just forced the Blue Jays to take their final timeout of the game after nearly getting another steal.
Binghamton University men's lacrosse coach Ed Stephenson has resigned in protest of BU's treatment of three players, according to e-mail correspondence he sent to dozens of players, their families and others, including interim university president, C. Peter Magrath.
The Iroquois Nationals announced their 31-man roster and four members of the Rochester Knighthawks were among those selected. The roster will be whittled down to 23 for the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague from May 21-28. Cody Jamieson, Sid Smith and Craig Point were named to the squad by Iroquois General Manager Gewas Schindler. Knighthawks Hall of Famer Duane Jacobs will coach the team as they fight for gold.
The Hobart College lacrosse team snapped a four-game slide with a suffocating defensive performance in a 5-4 victory over Bryant University on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation this afternoon. Senior midfielder Mike White scored the game-winner with 5:12 remaining in the contest to send the Bulldogs to their fourth straight loss.
Taylor Frink scored the go-ahead goal with seven minutes and 26 seconds remaining, as UAlbany edged Massachusetts, 10-8, in a battle of undefeated nationally-ranked teams on Saturday, March 19 at Garber Field. The Great Danes are off to their best start as a Division I program. Taylor Frink scored seven points for the third consecutive game ... Frink moved up to 10th on the program's all-time scoring list with 119 points (63 goals, 46 assists)
The top-ranked Syracuse University men's lacrosse team pulled another rabbit out of its hat tonight, as midfielder Jeremy Thompson found attackman Stephen Keogh in transition and SU's leading active career scorer connected high 15 seconds into the second overtime period. The goal gave the Orange (6-0) a 5-4 victory over No. 9 Johns Hopkins before a crowd of 8,241 in the Carrier Dome.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team opened its Northeast-10 Conference schedule this afternoon with a 20-4 home victory over Franklin Pierce. It was No. 4 Le Moyne's 36th consecutive conference victor. Senior attackman Vinnie Alexander (Westhill) and freshman midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn) scored three goals to lead the Dolphins (3-1, 1-0), who return to action at 3 p.m. Saturday vs. Saint Anselm at Le Moyne.
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No. 12/9 Cornell men's lacrosse team scored four unanswered tallies late in the second quarter to take a 6-3 lead into the intermission, and then held on to earn the 10-8 victory over No. 16/17 Yale this afternoon at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Conn.
No. 13/10 Army out-scored Rutgers 7-2 in the second quarter and senior attackman Jeremy Boltus notched his 100th career assist as the Army lacrosse team won its fourth-straight game, topping Rutgers by a 12-4 score on a windy Saturday afternoon at RU Turf Field.
Senior Andy Hilton (Rochester, NY/Gates-Chili), junior Nate Thomas (Cortland, NY/Cortland) and sophomore Jesse Elliott (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) each scored twice for The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team Saturday to propel the team to its first victory of the season with a 9-5 win over Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
The #8 RIT (4-0) men's lacrosse team rallied to beat Clarkson University (3-2) 12-10 in non-conference action from Potsdam, New York on Saturday. The Tigers trailed 9-6 with just under seven minutes remaining in the third quarter, but rallied allowing just one goalover the final 22 minutes, to earn their fourth win of the season. Senior Jordan MacIntosh (Oakville, ON/Holy Trinity) led RIT with seven points on five goals and two assists.
-The Colgate men's lacrosse team secured its fifth win of the season when it defeated Fairfield 11-9 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Peter Baum led the Raiders in scoring with four goals while senior Andrew Mould had three and sophomore Matt Baker had two. Juniors Jeff Ledwick and Kevin Gordon also added one goal apiece.
Senior Nick Billy (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) recorded a game-best seven points, including the 100th point of his career, to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team to a 12-2 victory over Elmira College at East Campus Stadium. The 12th-ranked Engineers are now 4-1 on the season and winners of their last three contests. The Soaring Eagles fall to 2-1 overall.
Senior Tee Ladouceur scored four goals to lead the No. 11 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team in its 16-11 setback against No. 10 Florida on Saturday, March 19 in Gainesville, Fla. The Orange is now 2-4 on the season, while the Gators improve to 8-1.
Through a university spokesperson, interim athletic director James Norris released the following statement early Saturday:
"Binghamton University has accepted the resignation of Ed Stephenson, effective immediately. We appreciate his contributions to our men's lacrosse program and we wish him well in his future endeavors. Kevin McKeown will step in as interim head coach and we are confident that he will provide strong leadership to our team."
Senior Grant Catalino (Webster Schroeder) tied career highs with six goals and seven points to lead the No. 7 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a decisive 15-6 victory over in-state rival UMBC Friday night in front of 2,836 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Catalino's big night was punctuated with his third goal of the game, which was his 100th as a Terp.
Rachel Friedman '13 and Hannah Hoar '13 scored three goals apiece to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 14-6 non-league win against Wheaton College (Mass.) at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla., on March 18.
Three freshmen had career-best days to help lead the nationally eighth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 17-13 win at Roanoke Friday afternoon in non-conference action. Ashley Cook (Commack) scored four goals, Alexis Egeberg (Carthage) netted three goals and Liz Beville (Jamesville-DeWitt) recorded two goals and two assists for the Red Dragons (4-1).
Both Cortland and Stevenson enter Saturday’s contest with high expectations and unblemished records. The Red Dragons, who are ranked No. 4 in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll, are off to a 4-0 start. The Mustangs, who are ranked two spots ahead of Cortland, have won their first seven games. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome at Caves Athletic Center in Owings Mills.
Steve Beville will look out on the field just before the opening whistle on Saturday against Stevenson and see Chris DeLuca, clad almost entirely in red, standing ready to take the opening faceoff. It will be at that point when any of Beville's lingering doubts about the Red Dragons preparedness for the monumental clash will fade away.
The heart and soul of Cortland this spring, and a member of the long, red line of program leaders, DeLuca represents the competitive compass of his team. When the Red Dragons prepare themselves for a game, all eyes are on No. 31.
The two most storied programs in college lacrosse renew their annual rivalry on Saturday, March 19 when No. 1 Syracuse (5-0) hosts No. 9 Johns Hopkins (5-1) for a primetime clash at the Carrier Dome. The Orange and Blue Jays are the two winningest programs in lacrosse history and have met at least once every season dating back to 1983.
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The Syracuse 2011 senior class, particularly its seven returning All-Americans, is the highlight of the April issue of Inside Lacrosse. Seniors John Galloway, Joel White, Stephen Keogh, Jovan Miller, Jeremy Thompson, John Lade and Josh Amidon are featured on the cover.
The William Smith lacrosse team will play its home opener on Tuesday, March 22 when the Herons host St. John Fisher at 5 p.m. It will be an historic day for William Smith Athletics, as it will be the first time a Heron team has ever played a game on Boswell Field.
"This will be an historic day for the women of William Smith as the first varsity Heron athletic team competes on Boswell Field," says William Smith Director of Athletics Deb Steward. "Boswell Field has been home to Hobart football and lacrosse; however, with the recent renovations including the FieldTurf surface, ‘The Boz’ becomes the new home for William Smith lacrosse."
Coaches frequently emphasize that one regular-season game does not define a season or a team. Count Johns Hopkins’ Dave Pietramala as a member of the group that believes that. But even Pietramala conceded that the Blue Jays’ annual contest against Syracuse – the top two programs with regards to NCAA championships – has a little extra “oomph” to it.
The grind that is the Ivy League men's lacrosse schedule disrupted all seven teams in 2010. For the first time in the league's history, four teams finished in a tie for first. The 2011 schedule, for Cornell, begins Saturday in New Haven, Conn. The Big Red (3-2), ranked 12th nationally, visits No. 16 and unbeaten Yale (4-0).
The Hobart lacrosse team will host Bryant University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. This will be the Bulldogs first trip to Geneva and just the second meeting between the two schools.
No. 11 Syracuse plays its final game of a three-game road trip on Saturday, March 19 when it takes on No. 10 Florida in Gainesville. Opening draw is set for 1 p.m. The Orange enters the game with a record of 2-3, while the Gators are 7-1.
For the Keio High School players -- preparing for games in the Baltimore-D.C. corridor against St. Paul's, Boys' Latin, St. Albans and Loyola Blakefield -- the lacrosse field seems to be their only escape from the disturbing images on television and in newspapers of the devastation in their homeland.
Messiah's not the only team to knock off a ranked foe in Florida. But No. 2 Hamilton's 13-9 victory over No. 5 Gettysburg at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando doesn't really qualify as an upset, unless you take into account it was Hamilton's first game and Gettysburg's fourth. Each team reached the final four last year.
Former Dartmouth and Duke middie Jon Livadas and his crew at Big Green Beats is pumping out exclusive interviews with the players and the music playlists that they are listening to right before they gear up and head out to the field. This week's "Inside the Beats" features JoJo Marasco.
The board voted 3-4 against rehiring Mike Smart as junior-varsity coach and 3-3, with board member Brian Richardson abstaining, from retaining Rick Young as varsity coach. On Thursday, interim athletic director Phyllis Danks offered the jobs to the teams' longtime assistants — Patrick Smart (Mike's twin brother) for the varsity and Jim Gunnip for the junior varsity — but both turned the jobs down and resigned.
"The next step is to find coaches to fill those positions," interim school Superintendent Lawrence Zacher said Thursday. "Obviously, we're scrambling right now. This is not a planned event on my part."
As a standout three-sport athlete at Cortland High School already committed to play lacrosse at Syracuse, White called Galloway one evening – out of the blue – and asked the then-senior West Genesee netminder if he would be his roommate in their freshman year with the Orange.
John Desko stood on the sideline and watched as the pass, the first one Tommy Palasek attempted, flew over the head of Josh Amidon and out of bounds. In that instant Tuesday evening Desko looked up at the Carrier Dome bubble and wondered if he had made a mistake.
No. 12/9 Cornell will go back on the road for the earlier part of the break, as it first travels to New Haven, Conn. to take on No. 16/17 Yale on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Bulldogs (4-0) have started things off with a solid, unbeaten beginning to the season, but will receive their first true test of the season against the Red — their first nationally ranked opponent of the year — in the opener of Ivy League play for both teams.
Behind a frenzied attack that has simply outrun its opponents and a stingy defense that has allowed only 7.2 goals per game at home, Florida (7-1) has jumped out to a perfect 6-0 start at Dizney Stadium. But, five of those six wins have come against teams with losing records. Denver, Lehigh, Georgetown, Temple and Colgate are a combined 9-21. The Gators will host another squad sporting a poor record Saturday at 1 p.m., but this time, the visitors don’t look to be pushovers.
Although the Broome Community College women's lacrosse team comes into the new season with many new faces, second-year head coach Ed Yetsko is optimistic the Hornets can make a run at a Region III playoff spot in 2011.
With many boys' lacrosse teams either traveling on spring break or just getting their seasons underway this week, the spotlight shines on some exceptional inter-state match-ups between regional powers.
Texas rivals St. John's and Episcopal Dallas face-off at Cowboys Stadium this weekend in what may be the largest venue ever for a girls' lacrosse game. Plus, Mid-Atlantic foes Severn School and Good Counsel headline a busy schedule across the nation this week, one that should pack quite a punch from California to South Florida.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team will hit the road once again for a matchup against Fairfield on Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m. This will be the Raiders' last non-conference game before the Patriot League tournament at the end of April.
from Quint Kessenich, Special to The Baltimore Sun
The college lacrosse season has rounded the clubhouse turn and teams are racing down the backstretch, a third of the way through the regular season. Trends are developing, surprises are emerging and myths need to be busted. Here are some of the myths and what I think about them:
School officials are trying to set a home attendance record (currently 5,360) at the Buckeyes' baseball game against Purdue at Bill Davis Stadium on Friday night. They also hope to break the national record of 52,004 at a collegiate lacrosse game when Ohio State's men host Denver at 11 a.m. at Ohio Stadium -- painted to accommodate them -- leading into the football scrimmage.
Daniel Eipp (Westhill/Groton Dunstable) put up some impressive numbers in his second week of competition with the Crimson. Against Georgetown, the rookie collected a pair of goals and registered the assist on classmate Eric Slingerland's eventual game-winning score with 2:46 to play in the fourth period. In the Bellarmine game, Eipp led all scorers with four goals in the game on just five total shots, and added an assist to his night. Eipp leads all Harvard freshmen with nine points on six goals and three assists.
Junior Lucy Johnson scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left in regulation to lead the William Smith lacrosse team to a 10-9 win over Messiah in the championship game of the SpringFling Tournament’s Lindley Division.
A year ago, Tommy Palasek was preparing to face archrival Syracuse as a member of the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. Now he is a junior attackman on SU and talks about facing his former teammates at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Carrier Dome. (2:36)
. . . Later in the meeting, the board failed to appoint boy’s varsity and junior varsity head lacrosse coaches who have been with the district for more than 20 years each. Longtime JV coach Mike Smart and varsity coach Rick Young started coaching this spring season more than a week ago after the interim superintendent gave them permission to start working with their teams.
The SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team evened its record at 2-2 with a 14-5 home victory over Cazenovia College on Wednesday afternoon. Potsdam junior Carly Richards (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) scored three goals and recorded three assists and senior Samantha Brown (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge contributed two goals and two assists. Junior goalie Kaci Milligan (Liverpool, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) made five saves to earn the victory for the Bears.
The Orange, 5-0 for the first time since the 2000 season, is playing archrival Johns Hopkins (5-1) at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Dome. In the interim at the venue, though, will be the SU women’s basketball team’s Thursday game with Monmouth in the first round of the WNIT. Goodbye full field for the lacrosse team.
Hartwick sophomore Harry Hughes (Holtsville, NY/Sachem East) scored a career-high six goals on Wednesday, but the Hawks fell short on the road against Scranton University, 15-11. Hartwick slips to 3-2 on the year with the loss. The Royals improve to 3-2 with the victory.
Jeff Tambroni believes building any athletic program begins with one thing — a strong foundation. In his first year coaching Penn State’s men’s lacrosse program, Tambroni’s inaugural recruiting class has already paid dividends.
Junior Jordan Miller (Liverpool) broke a 7-7 tie with her second goal of the game at the four minute, 48 second mark of the second half to lead the nationally eighth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to an 8-7 win at 11th-ranked Washington & Lee Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field. The Red Dragons improved to 3-1 with the victory, and the Generals fell to 4-3.
Sophomore Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) also scored twice for the Red Dragons, while junior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) recorded a goal and an assist. Freshmen Ashley Cook (Commack), Alexis Egeberg (Black River/Carthage) and Liz Beville (Syracuse/Jamesville-DeWitt) each tallied a goal, and sophomore Gina Campese (East Syracuse/East Syracuse-Minoa) chipped in with an assist. Sophomore goalie Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip) turned aside nine shots.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored four goals and was credited with four draw controls as nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College defeated No. 5 Gettysburg College 13-9 at the Wide World of Sports Complex on March 16.
A quick start on the road led to a key early-season victory for the Clarkson University Men’s Lacrosse team on Wednesday afternoon as the Golden Knights posted a 12-9 win over 20th-ranked Connecticut College in New London, CT.
Senior Whitney Kukol scored the game-winning goal at 3:17 of overtime to lift the Rensselaer women's lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory over Ithaca College, this afternoon in the Championship Game of the Spring Fling Tournament. With the win, the Engineers improve to 3-1 overall, while the Bombers drop to 1-1.
Senior Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) had a career-high eight caused turnovers and eight ground balls while sophomore Jack Rice (Baltimore, Md.) led VU with four goals. Junior Matt Bell (Serverna Park, Md.) added three assists in the effort.
Two months from now, a school such as Hofstra, Stony Brook or Denver could be starting one of those magical playoff rides all the way to its first-ever appearance on Memorial Day weekend at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
If it’s true that a man is never 75 in his dreams, what is he in the imaginations of others? What is he now, thicker and slower and with nothing to comb, when he was once so magnificent a sight that he shamed college teammates by merely removing his shirt in the locker room?
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For the second straight year, the Binghamton men's lacrosse team (4-3) edged the Colgate Raiders (4-3) by the score of 7-6 in a non-conference game. The Bearcats built a 6-3 lead heading into the final frame, but needed to fend off a late charge by the Raiders to preserve the narrow victory at Andy Kerr Stadium Tuesday night.
"It was a defensive battle the whole way," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "Both defenses played really well and this is the type of game we've come to expect with Colgate after all of our one and two-goal games over the years. They made a nice comeback when we failed to clear it a couple times, but when it counted Heston came up huge when we needed him and Springer came up big with the game-winner."
Please welcome Ryan Powell to LaxAllStars.com! Syracuse great, Team USA World Champion and Founder of Rhino Lacrosse, the man needs no introduction from us! RP will be blogging on LAS throughout the rest of the NLL season and beyond. Check out his first post below and learn what it’s really like to play in the NLL.
The top-ranked Syracuse University lacrosse team got four goals from junior attackmen Tim Desko and Tommy Palasek and cruised past No. 14 Albany 18-13 tonight before a crowd of 3,112 in the Carrier Dome. The goal total was a season high for SU (5-0) and doubled its total in its last game, a 9-8 victory over Georgetown 9-8 in overtime. The game had a sour ending for SU, which returns to the Dome at 6 p.m. Saturday vs. Johns Hopkins, as Albany poured home six goals against the reserves in the final quarter.
So, some relatively unknown defensive midfielder from Georgetown sprinted half the length of the field and with five seconds left fires an on-the-run shot from the right alley over the head of Syracuse goalie John Galloway to force overtime Saturday. An upset in the making? Not against Syracuse. About 30 minutes later during a post-game press conference — after Stephen Keogh bounced a shot past Georgetown goalie Jack Davis 2:19 into overtime to give the Orange a 9-8 win — Galloway explained the mood on the Syracuse sideline prior to the opening faceoff that started the extra period.
No. 11 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team outscored Towson, 9-3, in the second half on its way to an 11-5 victory on Tuesday, March 15 in Towson, Md. Freshman Alyssa Murray recorded a career-high five points to lead the Orange to its first road win of the season.
With 44 seconds left in the game, Marissa Potter scored the game-winning goal to lead the William Smith lacrosse team a 19-18 victory over No. 19 Babson in a first round game of the 2011 Lindley Tournament. The Herons improve to 1-1 this season.
Le Moyne College sophomore goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) and freshman midfielder Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass./Needham/Bridgton Academy) have been honored by the Northeast-10 Conference with weekly awards, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Here is this week's list of lacrosse games to watch on TV and online. We'll have this posted each week so you can plan your nights around which games to watch. Note: Many of the online feeds charge a subsciption fee.
John Galloway is a public relations major at Syracuse University, but he can do some math, too. And the way Galloway adds it up, he and the top-ranked Orange lacrosse team are about to face another serious test tonight in the Carrier Dome.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (2-1) used a 13-2 second half run to pull away from Utica College (1-1) for a 22-8 win Monday afternoon. Senior Sean McAuliffe (Watertown) led the Potsdam offense with five goals and two assists, while sophomore Kyle Nicholas (Westhill) added three goals and two helpers. Sophomore Robbie Ashlaw (Cicero-North Syracuse) and junior Peter Pike (General Brown) also had big days with a goal and three assists and two goals and an assist, respectively.
Led by a game-best four goals from senior Afton Marshall (Windham, NH/Salem), the Rensselaer women’s lacrosse team defeated Connecticut College, 7-6 at the Spring Fling Florida Classic. With the win, the Engineers improve to 2-1 on the season, while the Camels slip to 0-2 on the young season.
After evening its Ivy League record last weekend, the Cornell women's lacrosse team will head to Maryland for a neutral site contest against No. 12 Notre Dame trying to even its overall record when the two teams meet on Sunday, March 20 at 12 p.m. The contest will be played at St. Paul's School in Lutherville, Md. This will be the 10th meeting between the two programs, with the Fighting Irish holding a 6-3 edge.
The Rochester Knighthawks gained ground in the East Division this past weekend without even playing a game. The battle for third place in the division tightened up after the Boston Blazers lost for the second straight week to the Buffalo Bandits.
An unorthodox goalie once took the Albany men's lacrosse team to the brink of the final four. And while 5-foot-9, 240-pound freshman Edmund Cathers (corcoran) does not invoke images of fleet-footed Brett Queener, he has given the Great Danes reason to believe they can get back there.
"Edmund bring a certain kind of calmness to the team. He's a very poised young man. Sometimes we wonder if he has a pulse going, he's so mellow," said Albany head coach Scott Marr. "Yes, he's a big kid that takes up a tremendous amount of the goal, but he has quick hands and tremendous outlets. He plays the angles well and he plays the position well."
The Albany men's lacrosse team has won three straight games and on Tuesday will play its fourth game in 10 days at top-ranked Syracuse riding a wave of momentum, but it has come at a cost. Starting midfielders Brian Caufield (shoulder), a preseason All-American, and Rocky Bonitatibus (undisclosed) left Saturday's game against Ohio State with injuries that will likely keep both out of action against the Orange, Albany head coach Scott Marr said Monday.
Top-ranked Syracuse steps out of conference for its first mid-week game of the season on Tuesday, March 15. The Orange hosts Empire State rival and America East Conference foe Albany at 7 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse is 4-0 and off to its best start since 2002 after beating Georgetown, 9-8, in overtime March 12 in its BIG EAST opener. The Great Danes are 3-1, including victories over two top 15 teams. Albany upset #5 Massachusetts (9-8) and #13 Ohio State (11-9) in its last two outings.
The record is his, but Syracuse University lacrosse goalie John Galloway said the celebration will have to wait. With 11 regular-season games left on the 2011 schedule, who can blame him? Playing his best game of the season, Galloway made 13 saves in the Orange’s 9-8 overtime victory vs. Georgetown on Saturday in Baltimore. In the process he set a school record for wins by a goalie (48), a mark he had shared briefly with Jay Pfeifer.
The Liberty League has announced its weekly award winners in men’s and women’s lacrosse and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Devin Arnold and Stephanie Caouette have been recognized. Arnold was selected as the men’s Offensive Performer of the Week, while Caouette garnered the same honor on the women’s side.
Hartwick's Phil Schaefer (Holbrook, NY/Sachem North) was named Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. The freshman attack accounted for nine goals in two 'Wick wins this past week.
For the second straight week, Cornell's Rob Pannell has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, an honor that he shares with Harvard's Dean Gibbons, as was announced this afternoon by the conference office. The accolade is the fourth Player of the Week award of Pannell's career.
Senior goalkeeper David Gal (Loomis Chafee (Conn.)/Amherst, Mass.) claimed Empire 8 Men’s Lacrosse Goalie of the Week honors on Monday after helping the 25th-ranked Bombers to a season-opening victory.
Union College senior attack Kristin Joyce has been named a Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Performer of the Week for games through March 13. She shares this week's honor with Stephanie Caouette of RPI.
Hobart first-year midfielder Alex Love was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. He produced two goals and an assist against then No. 19 Bucknell on Saturday.
Frink, a senior attacker from Baldwinsville, N.Y., scored a career-high seven points in a pair of non-league victories against both Marist (17-8) and Niagara (23-1). She had three goals and four assists against each Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponent and did all of her scoring in the first half against Niagara.
Orange senior goalie John Galloway and senior attackman Stephen Keogh have been recognized by the BIG EAST Conference for their performances in SU’s 9-8 overtime win against Georgetown at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. Galloway was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday, March 14 and Keogh was named to the league’s weekly honor roll.
A heavy snowstorm, the start of spring football practice and a “Monster Jam” in the Carrier Dome combined to present a significant barrier to the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team’s preparation for Saturday’s 9-8 victory over Georgetown.
Following a pair of wins in North Carolina last week, the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team remains in fifth place in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, as announced by the association on Monday evening.
Syracuse was out in their home uniforms and out in style being fully outfitted with STX, Nike and Cascade gear for a game that many expected to be a wash turned into arguably the best game of the weekend.
The announced attendance of 17,057 at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday was the second-smallest crowd to watch the event since its debut in 2007. It was also the smallest crowd to attend the Face-Off Classic since it began offering three contests in 2010. Inside Lacrosse, which organizes the event, has already locked in a date and teams for next year’s Face-Off Classic, but what about 2013?
A season-high 10 different players scored, including sophomore attackman Garrett Thul's second-straight hat trick, as No. 16/11 Amy throttled visiting Wagner in a 14-1 decision on Sunday afternoon at Michie Stadium. Army's 14 goals marked a season-high, and the Black Knights extended their win streak to three games.
Cortland outscored Gettysburg 4-0 in the third quarter to break open a tight contest and the nationally fourth-ranked Red Dragons defeated the 16th-ranked Bullets, 9-3, in the third annual North-South Oyster Bay Challenge
This was Binghamton's first-ever meeting with Drexel...Beth Moore now has 91 career goals, first on BU's all-time goals list...Ali Castiglie's goal gives her 132 points in her career, just 12 back from the all-time school record held by Lauren Wetherell.
Manhasset will not win a third straight New York Class C state championship this spring. On the surface, that may seem like a bold statement. But in reality, it’s an indisputable one.
“I think I’m getting there,” Palasek said after the contest. “I wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent, obviously, considering I’ve only been here for two months now, and some of these guys, especially the seniors, have been playing together since they got here. But I feel like I’m picking it up pretty well. I think I’m doing well in practice, proving my worthiness to the guys.”
Junior midfielder Katie Kirk scored three times and senior Libby Johnson (Skaneateles) found the back of the net twice as the Cornell women's lacrosse team evened its Ivy League record at 1-1 with a 9-7 triumph at Columbia on Sunday afternoon at Robert Kraft Field. Cornell remained unbeaten against the Lions all-time in improving to 2-3 (1-1 Ivy). Columbia slipped to 1-3 (0-2 (Ivy).
Cornell returns to action when it meets Notre Dame on Sunday, March 20 at 12 p.m. in Lutherville, Md. at St. Paul's School.
The sixth-ranked RIT (3-0) men's lacrosse team improved to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 18-6 win over visitng Keuka College (1-1) on Saturday afternoon. Tyler Russell (Livonia) and Jordan Collins-Hartwig (Clarence) led a balanced Tigers attack with four goals apiece.
RIT's defense was stout, holding their third straight opponent to under 10 goals. The Tigers held Keuka to six goals, including one in the first half and none in the second quarter. RIT forced the storm into 15 turnovers and won the ground ball battle 43-26.
Jon Leanos '12 scored 62 seconds into the first sudden-victory overtime period to lift Hamilton College to an 8-7 win against Babson College in a non-league men's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on March 12.
Sophomore Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) paced Cortland with two goals and four caused turnovers. Junior Jordan Miller (Liverpool) and freshmen Taylor Robinson (Fayetteville-Manlius) and Ashley Cook (Commack) each scored a goal, and junior Lindsay Abbott (Onondaga Central) and sophomore Mary Hartzheim (Fayetteville-Manlius) recorded one assist apiece. Abbott added four draw controls. Sophomore goalie Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip) made nine saves in 57 minutes before giving way to sophomore Ally Levy (Reisterstown, MD/Seton Keough), who did not face a shot on goal over the final three minutes of play.
Tavares, the all-time leading scorer in the history of the National Lacrosse League, scored with 2:12 left in Saturday's game with the Boston Blazers. The score held up as the game-winner, as the Bandits took a 12-10 decision to the delight of the 16,347 on hand in HSBC Arena.
Davey Emala's second five-goal performance in as many games almost didn't occur. The Georgetown sophomore attackman was nearly sidelined by what he described as pain along the left ribcage area that prevented him from practicing Wednesday and Thursday.
Cortland outscored Gettysburg 4-0 in the third quarter to break open a tight contest and the nationally fourth-ranked Red Dragons defeated the 16th-ranked Bullets, 9-3, in the third annual North-South Oyster Bay Challenge. Cortland has now won two of the three meetings between the teams in the games played at John J. Burns Park over the past three years. The Red Dragons remain unbeaten at 4-0 with the victory. Gettysburg drops to 3-3, with all three of its losses coming to teams currently ranked in the top 11 nationally.
Freshman Ty Thompson (Salmon River) scored three times and Rocky Bonitatibus added two goals and two assists, as UAlbany held off nationally-ranked Ohio State, 11-9, on Saturday, March 12 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes have beaten consecutive top-20 opponents for the first time since the 2007 campaign.
"We have guys who play hard, have a positive attitude and play for each other," said Bonitatibus, a junior midfielder who recorded a career-high point total. "We want to keep the ball on our end as long as we can and keep our defense fresh. We have some players who are fast and can handle the ball."
Stephen Keogh is the shooter. John Galloway is the target. Each has played the role of tutor to the other during their four years as Syracuse University lacrosse teammates. Keogh, the Canadian sharpshooter, has peppered Galloway with thousands of shots in practice, helping the game’s best clearing goalie become one of its best stoppers. As a byproduct, Galloway has helped Keogh discover a goalie’s most obvious blind spots.
Senior Stephen Keogh scored with 2:19 left to play in overtime to lift No. 1 Syracuse (4-0, 1-0) to a 9-8 victory over Georgetown (2-3, 1-1) in the opening game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium. The goal was Keogh’s fourth of the day. He also contributed an assist to finish with five points on his way to player of the game honors.
“We just kind of worked the ball around," Keogh said of the winning play. "Coach (Desko) has been talking about patience all year. In the huddle that’s what he was talking about. We moved the ball quickly and they kind of slid to Jovan (Miller) and I had the open the shot. Luckily, it went in.”
The Colgate men's lacrosse team secured its first Patriot League win of the season when it defeated Holy Cross 13-3 on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders are now on a four-game winning streak and are undefeated at home.
The University at Albany women's lacrosse team showed on Saturday why they deserve a national ranking. After beating Penn State, ranked No. 16 in the country, on Feb. 26, the Danes took on 20th-ranked Hofstra last Saturday in hopes of continuing the stellar start to their season.
Junior Brittany Brigandi (Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored a career-high six goals to lead the fifth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 14-9 win over Pfeiffer on Saturday afternoon at N.E. Lefko Field.
No. 12 Syracuse's rally against No. 1 Maryland wasn’t enough as the Terrapins recorded a 7-5 victory against the Orange on Saturday, March 12 in College Park. Syracuse is now 1-3 this season, while Maryland improves to 7-0.
Hobart junior attackman Sam Miller logged his third straight hat trick, but No. 19 Bucknell hung on for an 11-9 win over the Statesmen in a non-league game at Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (1-1) came up one goal short against Alfred University, falling 9-8 on Friday afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Derek Frost (Williamsville East), junior midfielder Zeppy O’Geen (Massena), and sophomore attackman Kyle Nicholas (Westhill) each scored two goals for the Bears. Potsdam junior goalie Mike Quinlan (Williamsville South) made 16 saves.
On Saturday, March 12th, Gage will receive the inaugural Sportsman of the Year Award from the Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Inc. Later that evening he will become one of three men inducted into the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame.
The epic confrontation, featuring two of the top lacrosse programs in the nation, came out of the minds of two ardent supporters of the programs who reside in the Long Island area. Chris Re’, a 1978 graduate of Gettysburg, and Joe Lawless, a graduate of Cortland, thought a game between their alma maters would help the continued rise of lacrosse in the area, not to mention give the winner bragging rights.
“We were just discussing what a great event it would be to get two of the quality programs in the country together on Long Island,” recalled Re’. “We are both active with lacrosse in Massapequa so we presented the idea to the Massapequa Lacrosse Club.”
No. 12/16 Syracuse begins its longest stretch of road games in program history when it takes on top-ranked and defending national champion Maryland on Saturday, March 12. The opening draw is set for 12 p.m. in College Park. The Orange enters the contest with a mark of 1-2, while the Terrapins are 6-0 this season. Fans can listen to the game live on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area and on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Senior attackman Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville) scored four goals to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 20-2 win over Lees-McRae on Friday afternoon at CCBC Essex Field. Le Moyne (2-1), which posted its largest margin of victory since a 21-1 win over Franklin Pierce on April 6, 2009, returns to action on Saturday, March 19 at home against Franklin Pierce at 1:00 p.m.
Junior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (Onondaga Central) matched her career high with seven goals as nationally seventh-ranked Cortland defeated St. Lawrence, 14-8. The teams were playing for the first time since 1999.
Abbott finished with seven goals and one assist and sophomore Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) scored three goals for the Red Dragons (2-0). Sophomore Mary Hartzheim (Fayetteville-Manlius) and freshman Ashley Cook (Commack) each recorded a goal and an assist, while freshmen Taylor Robinson (Fayetteville-Manlius) and Liz Beville (Jamesville-DeWitt) scored one goal apiece.
Dr. Margot Putukian, the team physical for Princeton University, was on the sidelines of a Tigers' men's lacrosse game last year when two players smashed into one another, their helmets colliding. Each got to his feet, but was clearly dazed and possibly suffering from a concussion. The game was being broadcast on ESPN U, so the audience was much larger than just those in the stands. Putukian, who is one of the most knowledgeable minds in the sport on the subject of concussions, received a text message almost immediately: "This is exactly the kind of thing we're trying to take out of the game."
Rachael Burek scored a career-high five goals, all in the first half, in leading UAlbany to a 23-1 non-league victory over Niagara on Friday. March 11 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes, who are off to their best start at the Division I level, tied a school record for win margin.
Powered by a seven-point effort from senior Conor Chocheles and multiple points from five other players, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team defeated Oneonta State, 16-10 in non-conference action on Friday. With the win, the #14 Engineers improve to 2-1 on the season, while the visiting Red Dragons fall to 0-3 overall.
The Colgate women's lacrosse team will look to get out of a two-game funk as the Raiders travel to Lehigh for an early-season Patriot League showdown with the Mountain Hawks.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team will open Patriot League play this weekend when it hosts Holy Cross on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. The Raiders will look to extend their three-game winning streak and secure their first league win of the season against the Crusaders.
Junior Jessi Steinberg had four goals and two assists, but the Cornell women's lacrosse team fell to unbeaten Loyola (Md.) on Friday afternoon, 14-8, in Baltimore.
Senior Stephen Keogh scored with 2:19 left to play in overtime to lift No. 1 Syracuse (4-0, 1-0) to a 9-8 victory over Georgetown (2-3, 1-1) in front of 17,057 in the opening game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium. The goal was Keogh’s fourth of the day. He also contributed an assist to finish with five points on his way to player of the game honors.
No. 2 Virginia scored four unanswered goals to close the third and open the fourth quarters to erase a two-goal deficit and take its first lead of the game before going on to defeat No. 14 Cornell, 11-9, at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, held this afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
“This is lacrosse,” Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III reminded the crowd gathered next to the Johnny Unitas statue at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday. “You’re either going to smile or act real tough.”
Hey Everybody! For those of you stuck at home (wah wah) and not lucky to be here at M&T Bank Stadium with the rest of us cool cats, I'll be bringing you photos throughout the game.
Bringing you photos from the second game at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. Another close one here as Virginia beat Cornell 11-9 . The sun was shining and the action mind blowing. Fist pump celebrations abound.
The excitement is never ending here at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. From the Flo Bro Cam (we've got some epic 'dos here in the stands!) to the signage the crowd is really getting into the game.
The game action is the main attraction at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, but there's always a lot going on on the sidelines as well. Team Huddles, ball boys and Player of the game awards are just some of the photos featured here.
A six-hour bus trip to Baltimore. A team-bonding getaway at a nice Inner Harbor hotel. A game at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Is the top-ranked Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team in the midst of a dress rehearsal for Championship Weekend 11 weeks down the road?
Both teams buried memories of losses last weekend with mid-week victories against second-tier opponents. Still, both No. 2 Virginia (5-1) and No. 13 Cornell (3-1) could use a victory over a team that many consider to be a lock for the postseason. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Momentum is on Syracuse’s side as the top-ranked Orange are off to a 3-0 start after a confidence-inspiring win against No. 2 Virginia on March 4. The same can’t be said for No. 15 Georgetown, which has defeated Jacksonville and St. John’s but lost to No. 12 Maryland by 12 goals and dropped a one-goal decision to Harvard on Tuesday. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Consensus No. 1 Syracuse squares off against Georgetown at 11 a.m. in the opening game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on Saturday, March 12 at M&T Bank Stadium. The contest is the BIG EAST opener for the Orange and the first of three games it will play this season in an NFL venue.
Cornell keeps getting younger, and not in a way that makes life easier for the Big Red men's lacrosse team or its first-year head coach, Ben DeLuca.
Spring is here! The tradition continues this Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in warm and sunny Baltimore as six of the top teams in college lacrosse take the field for the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.
John Desko, Head Coach of the Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse team joins The Scott Garceau Show and talks about coming to Baltimore for the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.
No. 15 Georgetown will meet top-ranked Syracuse in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic this Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore without Zach Guy (LaFayette/Tully). The sophomore attackman has not played since the Hoyas’ season opener against Jacksonville on Feb. 20 when he broke his thumb. Coach Dave Urick said that Guy will sit out his fourth consecutive game.
Each week, The Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. In honor of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Saturday, today's guest is Rob Pannell, a junior attackman for No. 13 Cornell and a leading candidate to win the Tewaaraton Award.
The cliché goes that defense wins championships. But even the stingiest defense must be complemented by a productive offense. That's where the attackmen come in, the guys in charge of generating scoring opportunities and delighting fans with their wizardry. Four of Division I's top attackmen will congregate at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday to participate in the fifth-annual Face-Off Classic.
They're similar, yet so different. Virginia junior attackman Steele Stanwick and Cornell junior attackman Rob Pannell share a bond as captains and engineers of heavy-loaded offenses.
It has been a long time coming to beat the ‘Hoos, and we couldn’t have drawn it up any better. 15,000 screaming Orange fans in the Carrier Dome, throwback jerseys that showcase chest hair and six-packs (or lack thereof), and a two-goal win against a Virginia team that puts out one of the most potent offenses I have seen since stepping foot on campus. Just another chapter in the Tales of Cuse-UVA.
The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-2, 1-0 BIG EAST) will host the No. 1 Syracuse Orange (3-0) on Saturday at 11:04 a.m. as the first game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. Saturday's game will be the 20th meeting between the two programs with the Hoyas trailing the career series 15-4, with their last victory coming in 2006.
At one juncture of Wednesday's lacrosse win over Canisius, Cornell's defense settled into a six-on-six set with a lineup that typically would cost a head coach sleep. Five sophomores. One freshman. Add sophomore goalie A.J. Fiore, and the Big Red was about as young as it's been at that end in recent memory. But it was no fluke.
Sophomore Harry Hughes and freshman Phil Schaefer combined for five goals and six assists Thursday to lead Hartwick to an 11-5 men's lacrosse victory over non-conference guest SUNY Cobleskill.
Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) never really thought about attending the United States Military Academy or any academy in fact. And if it weren’t for a mix up during the Empire State Games, Boltus would have landed somewhere else.
Last season, in the penultimate game for the Terrapin women's lacrosse team — a 14-5 thrashing of No. 10 Syracuse in the NCAA semifinals — a familiar face paced the opposing sideline for the Orange, one Terp coach Cathy Reese knows quite well.
Georgetown owns a 2-2 record but is coming off a narrow, one-goal loss to Harvard on Tuesday. The Hoyas were rallying back from a four-goal deficit with 2:46 left, but the comeback fell short in the high scoring contest as Georgetown lost, 16-15. It will be a homecoming for sophomore attack Davey Emala, who went to Gilman High School in Baltimore. Emala netted five goals in the loss to Harvard.
SportsFive, in cooperation with the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association, is pleased to give you an opportunity to test your knowledge of the rules and to study the rules as we go through the season. Section Five Interpreter, Kevin Curley, supplies the questions and answers.
The Binghamton University women's lacrosse team lost its fourth game of the season on Wednesday, falling to Canisius University by a score of 12-7. The Bearcats (1-4) have had a rough time so far this season, with their only victory coming in a blowout win against Niagara last Friday.
Senior Mia Valletta (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) scored four goals to lead the fifth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 20-1 win over Lees-McRae on Thursday afternoon at Watauga High School. Junior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) was required to make just one save (on two shots) in recording her third victory of the season. Taylor Moody turned away 11 shots in the loss for the Bobcats. Le Moyne out-shot its hosts, 44-2, in the contest, won 17 of the 23 draws and caused 29 turnovers, while committing 14.
There was a time, even before the 2009 season, when Jesse Gamble's name would be floated by former coach Jeff Tambroni as someone with the potential to crack Cornell's starting lineup. Gamble is a 5-foot-9 left-handed Canadian, a pure finisher bred in the box games around Rockwood, Ontario. It was a torn ACL late in his sophomore year that stopped his climb up what may be lacrosse's most competitive ladder. Only now, almost two years later, does he truly feel back to normal.
The 25th-ranked Ithaca men’s lacrosse team (1-0) opened its 2011 campaign with a convincing 11-5 road victory at Lycoming (1-3) on Thursday afternoon at the Shangraw Complex. The Bombers built a solid 4-1 advantage in the first period of action before adding to it for a six-goal, 7-1 gap at the half. The Warriors held Ithaca scoreless in the third stint and brought the game to 7-4 with 10:46 remaining in the game, but Ithaca answered with four of the next five scores to finalize the game at 11-5.
No. 1 Maryland faces its fourth nationally-ranked foe this season when No. 12 Syracuse rolls into College Park Saturday for a rematch of last year's national semifinal battle. The non-conference showdown is slated for noon. Syracuse is on a two-game losing skid after dropping back-to-back contests to No. 13 Stanford and No. 7 Virginia. The Orange has not suited up since Feb. 27.
“We’ve got mountains 10 feet high that are still on the field,” OCC coach Chuck Wilbur said Thursday. “It’s too big a game and they are coming too far for them to have problems with weather. There’s not really areas for a bench, substitution areas. We’ll be OK next week to get back out there (for practice). We’re keeping our fingers crossed nothing happens the next couple of days.”
"Our squad's a little bit larger this year in terms of numbers," said head coach Chris Case. "We have some great returning players coming back and we also have the addition of some very good young players. Hopefully we can gel and we've been working on that the past five weeks."
This weekend features crucial games across the landscape of college lacrosse, including a triple-header in Baltimore. March means we are separating the contenders from the pretenders.
Ever since Darren Debs read former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz’s book during his senior year, he’s been interested in coaching. Debs served as a manger for several teams at Canandaigua Academy before graduating last spring. He is now studying broadcasting and coaching at Finger Lakes Community College.
The Engineers return to action on Friday afternoon, hosting Oneonta State at East Campus Stadium (4pm). RPI, which will play six of their next eight contests at home, are 12-6 against the Red Dragons in the all-time series. Rensselaer has gone 7-1 vs. Oneonta State in Troy during that span. Friday's game marks the first between the two schools at East Campus Stadium.
“Sidelines,” is a weekly show on CornellCast that features interviews with coaches and athletes from the university's Big Red teams. David Keating hosts the program.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have activated forward Cory Vitarelli. To make room for him on the roster, Holdon Vyse was moved to the practice squad.
From Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 17, Steenhuis and Smith and some of the teammates from their National Lacrosse League Buffalo Bandits squad will be spending their week at Lakemount Sports World in Grimsby, working with the future of the sport of lacrosse. The St. Catharines men, who also happen to be brothers-in-law, have participated in the camp for about seven years, and this year they are running it on their own.
Matt Harris, a true freshman on the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team, arrived as a close defender but has been playing lately as a reserve longstick midfielder behind star Joel White. Matt talks about playing in front of a big Carrier Dome crowd last week and his expanding role on the team.
Amongst all the rain on Sunday at Georgetown Prep the Le Moyne and Limestone game was full of DII's finest gear. Le Moyne showed up with their home uniforms and looked fresh in green and white being outfitted by Brine, Warrior and Under Armour in a game that could repeat itself in this years post season.
Stephen Keogh isn't ready to write off Georgetown as a struggling team. He doesn't see too much substance in the Hoyas' slow start. And that includes a Georgetown goaltender who's still trying to find his way four games into the season.
Junior attackman C.J. Estes scored three of his game-high four goals in the second quarter for host Nazareth Wednesday as the Golden Flyers rallied to defeat Scranton in a non-conference men's lacrosse game, 15-9.
Danielle Tetreault (Guilderland) sparked the Crimson’s offense, scoring a game- and career-high six goals. While Harvard was ultimately defeated 18-17, Tetreault’s performance in the game should certainly be a wake up call for Harvard’s future opponents.
Rochester Knighthawk Jordan Hall was named the National Lacrosse League’s Transition Player of the Week today for his efforts Saturday against the Buffalo Bandits. Hall led Rochester with a season-high six points (3+3) and added six loose balls. His second goal tied the game at six and capped a three-goal comeback at the end of the third quarter.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that NLL 11, the NLL's officially licensed video game by Crosse Studio, in conjunction with Stir Fry Games, is in development for a release this spring on Xbox 360's Indie Game Channel.
Taylor Frink (Baldwinsville) scored a career-high point total with three goals and four assists in leading UAlbany to a 17-8 non-league victory over Marist on Wednesday, March 9 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes, who are ranked No. 19 in both national polls, are off to their best start as a Division I program.
UAlbany (4-0) ripped off seven unanswered goals to build a 9-1 advantage late in the opening half. Senior attacker Jodi Battaglia (Amherst), who had a season-high three goals and assisted on another, scored twice to jump-start that run.
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Junior Eric Gollands (Chelmsford, MA) scored off an assist from classmate Bryan Huff (Hillsborough, NJ) 49 seconds into the second overtime period to lift the Clarkson University Lacrosse team to an 8-7 victory over Brockport State at Hantz Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon.
Huff, who was named a Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week on Tuesday, led all scorers with three points, including two goals. Senior Tyler Long (Liverpool) also scored twice for the Green and Gold. Junior Matt Cyr (Cheshire, CT), grad student Mike Fowler (Modena, NY) and senior Mitch Collins (Baldwinsville) also scored goals for the Knights. Sophomore Matt McCabe (West Genesee) recorded two assists.
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Cornell junior Rob Pannell registered six assists and one goal to lead the No. 14 Big Red men's lacrosse team to a 14-7 victory over Canisius this afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. With the victory, Cornell improves to 3-1, while the Golden Griffins remain winless at 0-4.
Pannell was one of 10 Big Red players to find the back of the net, with 11 registering at least one point. Senior Jesse Gamble, who has seen limited playing time due to injuries during his career, tallied a career-high two goals, both of which came on extra-man opportunities as he helped Cornell convert all four of its chances.
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Golden Goal Tournament Park is proud to announce that the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) has chosen the 200+ acres park in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to host it Inaugural High School Lacrosse Championships the weekend of June 23rd through the 25th. Teams and players representing 32 states from across the country will be going head-to-head to settle the never-ending debate over which state has the best high school lacrosse team and the most talented players. Fast rising sophomore and junior players will also have the opportunity to play before college coaches from elite lacrosse programs with their high school teams.
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team raced out to an early lead at Binghamton and never looked back, earning a 12-7 victory on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, Canisius improves to 2-3 on the season, while the Bearcats drop to 1-4.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will attempt to knock off a ranked squad and even its conference record during its first road weekend of the 2011 season when it visits No. 7 Loyola on Friday, March 11 at 1 p.m., then visits Columbia on Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m. The Big Red is off to a 1-2 start after splitting a pair of one-goal contests at home last week, knocking off Central New York rival Colgate (15-14) before falling to Ivy foe Harvard (12-13).
This week's featured guest: John Battaglino, head coach of upstart Albany, which splashed the top 20 and appear ready to take another step towards the NCAA tournament.
Lehigh erupted for nine goals in the first 16 minutes as the Saints fell to the Mountain Hawks 19-7 Wednesday afternoon in Bethlehem, Pa. All seven of Siena's goals came from seven different players.
The Patriot League standings are starting to take shape as all seven teams have played roughly one-quarter to one-third of their 2011 schedules. So far the two teams to jump out to the very early lead in the standings are Lehigh and Bucknell, which both sit 1-0 after capturing close victories at home over Navy.
After watching a number of college lacrosse games, at a number of different levels this weekend, I think I’ve nailed down the right way to play lax. Obviously, there are wrong ways. Throwing the ball out of bounds intentionally on every possession will get you no where. But no one here is arguing for that approach. Don’t be silly. I’m talking general philosophy in this post and while there are surely exceptions to my “rules”, I think you’ll find that, for the most part, they’re pretty darn good.
Buffalo Bandits Goaltender Mike Thompson is the National Lacrosse League's Overall Player of the Week for the games played on March 4-6, Week #9 of the 2011 regular season.
No one can accuse Mount St. Mary’s coach Tom Gravante (West Genesee) of being too fearful to shake things up. Four days after a closed-door, team meeting following an 11-3 loss to Towson on Saturday, the Mountaineers will feature a much different starting lineup against Detroit for a rare Wednesday matinee.
Matt Restaino arrived on Cornell’s campus no stranger to good lacrosse. The Big Red midfielder watched his cousin Greg Papa earn All-American honors at Georgetown in 1999 and 2000, grew up on Long Island and played for prep power Lawrenceville (N.J.). So during his first few practices in Ithaca, N.Y., Restaino was immediately struck by fellow freshman Roy Lang.
Two military heroes known for their close friendship will be honored when Philadelphia’s La Salle College High plays DeMatha Catholic (Md.) on Friday, April 8 (3 p.m.) at Navy/Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., in the inaugural Travis Manion-Brendan Looney Memorial Lacrosse Game.
As thrilling as top-ranked Syracuse’s 12-10 victory over No.2 Virginia on Friday night was – it was the Orange’s first regular-season win against the Cavaliers since 2004 and took place before a crowd of 14,340, which is the largest to watch a college lacrosse game thus far – coach John Desko wants to make sure that his players aren’t coasting into Saturday’s contest against No. 15 Georgetown at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The first ever media voted POWERADE FAB 50 ESPN RISE Team Rankings showcases teams from 14 states and Washington, D.C. Overall, 88 teams received votes for inclusion in the preseason rankings.
Syracuse attackman Stephen Keogh is a guest on this week's ESPNU Lacrosse Podcast hosted by Quint Kessenich. Keogh recapped SU's win over Virginia last Friday and previewed this week’s BIG EAST opener against Georgetown at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in Baltimore.
No. 13 Cornell’s bid to knock off No. 2 Virginia might get tougher. As the Big Red prepare for meeting the Cavaliers at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday, the team may be forced to play without three starters in senior defenseman Max Feely, sophomore attackman Steve Mock and senior midfielder David Lau.
Gary Gait's team still isn't gelling. Three games into the season, the group, dominated by underclassmen, is still trying to form a cohesive unit. Following a 21-11 loss to Virginia, it's time to reassess. "We're still adapting," said Gait, the SU head coach. "I don't think we've found the chemistry and made those changes yet."
After losing the first three games of the year, the Bearcats have now won the last two after defeating Hobart 11-5. (0:31) (Note: The video is Binghamton/Hobart despite the references to Marist) ________________________________________________________________________________________
Wagner may no longer be in the MAAC Lacrosse League, but Tuesday’s non-conference result was no different for the Saints than usual against their former conference rival. Siena won its eighth in a row over the Seahawks, posting a 13-6 win at Siena Turf Field.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a big first half lead and held off Medaille (1-2) in a penalty-filled second half for a 22-20 victory in it’s season-opener on Tuesday. Sophomore midfielder Robbie Ashlaw (Cicero-North Syracuse) led the Bear offense with a two-goal, seven-assist effort.
Hamilton College's Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) is one of two players from Division III women's lacrosse programs on the 2011 Tewaaraton Award watch list for the NCAA female lacrosse player of the year.
Jake Coon is not going to deny that his first season as head coach of the RIT men's lacrosse team was pretty special. Last spring, he took a program that had qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament just once in the nine years before his arrival and guided the Tigers to the Empire 8 Conference tournament championship, and a first-round NCAA victory.
Although no one on the coaching staff wanted to admit it, the Clarkson University Men’s Lacrosse team was due for a step back in 2010. The Golden Knights lost three attackmen who had combined for 463 career points over the previous four seasons and had to replace them, and other graduated position players all over the field, with freshmen or green underclassmen.
Syracuse had the perfect chance to build its lead Friday against Virginia. Early in the third quarter, a 6-on-4 opportunity following two Cavalier penalties was the ideal time to increase its one-goal lead. All the Orange could muster, though, were two off-target shots that bounced toward the goal.
For the first time in his Knighthawks career, Shawn Williams stands atop one of the team’s all-time lists. On Saturday, the Rochester Knighthawks forward racked up five assists to become the team’s all-time assist leader.
Freshman Mark Panneton (Niskayuna) scored six goals as nationally fourth-ranked Cortland defeated host Montclair State, 14-4, in a non-league matchup. The Red Dragons are 3-0 on the season by a combined score of 39-7. The Red Hawks drop to 1-2 with the loss.
Junior Mike Tota (Webster Schroeder) and senior Chris DeLuca (Sayville) each scored two goals. DeLuca also won all six of his faceoff attempts. Junior Greg Wright (Irondequoit/West Irondequoit) and senior Jay DiStefano (Huntington/Harborfields) registered a goal and two assists apiece and freshman Joe Slavik (Seton Catholic) tallied a goal and an assist.
The nationally seventh-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team broke a 6-6 tie at intermission by erupting for 12 second-half goals and went on to an 18-10 victory versus Nazareth Tuesday afternoon in its season opener. Six players combined to score all of the points for the Red Dragons.
Junior Lindsay Abbott (Onondaga Central) led the Cortland offense with eight points on four goals and fours assists and added a game-high seven draw controls. Sophomore Mary Hartzheim (Fayetteville-Manlius) also contributed four goals in her first game as a Red Dragon. Sophomore Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) had three goals and two assists and recorded a game-best five caused turnovers.
Freshman goalkeeper Edmund Cathers (Corcoran) made 17 saves and stopped Mike Fetterly's shot with 11 seconds remaining, as UAlbany upended Massachusetts, 9-8, on Tuesday, March 8 at John Fallon Field. The previously unbeaten Minutemen entered the contest ranked No. 5 in both the USILA and Nike/Inside Lacrosse national polls.
The Great Danes, who defeated the highest-ranked opponent in the program's Division I history, stayed ahead after Cathers made two saves in the same sequence, including Anthony Biscardi's rebound shot, with less than 12 minutes remaining. Resetarits gave his team an 8-6 lead one minute later by hitting the top left corner off a feed from Johnson. UMass answered when Mooney spun to his left shoulder and connected around a defender from the left side.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (2-3) scored nine consecutive goals in a devastating 9-0 run that bridged the second and third quarters en route to an 11-5 triumph over the visiting Hobart Statesmen (1-3) in a non-conference game at the Bearcats Sports Complex Tuesday evening.
"I thought our seniors gave us great leadership in our win against Canisius on Saturday," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "The important thing today was that the rest of the group followed their lead. We had great production from a lot of guys out there."
A day after being selected as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, Syracuse redshirt junior Tim Desko was named the NIKE/Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week on Tuesday, March 8 for his performance against Virginia.
The No. 14/9 Big Red returns to Schoellkopf Field on Wednesday, March 9 to take on in-state rival Canisius at 4 p.m. Cornell is looking to bounce back from its first loss of the season, as it dropped an 11-9 decision to No. 19 Army on March 5 to fall to 2-1 on the season. The Golden Griffins also lost its last outing to Binghamton to fall to 0-3 overall.
Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee), who earns her first career weekly honor, posted 20 saves and a 7.50 goals against average in leading the Dolphins to a pair of victories last week.
Dave Rahme, lacrosse reporter for The Post-Standard, recently held his weekly Syracuse lacrosse online Q&A, taking questions about SU's win over Virginia; upcoming game against Georgetown; and the Orange's problems in man-up situations.
The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team is 3-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country as it prepares for Saturday’s 11 a.m. Big East game vs. Georgetown (2-1 heading into a game vs. Harvard today) at the Face-Off Classic (ESPNU) at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Yet, there is still plenty to work on.
Following a strong effort at No. 14 Florida on Saturday, the Lehigh women’s lacrosse team looks to get back into the win column when it welcomes Siena to the Ulrich Sports Complex on Wednesday. Opening draw is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday serves as the Mountain Hawks’ final tuneup before their Patriot League opener against Colgate.
With 375 career points, Grimm is the sixth-leading point producer in the Carthage program’s history, sitting behind only Casey (553), Mikey (496) and Ryan Powell (429); Josh Coffman (403); and his brother Rob (’08), who put up 398 career points. In 2010, he battled back from an ACL injury to help guide the Comets to the Frontier League title, putting up 67 points on 39 goals and 28 assists. He was a First-Team All-CNY selection by the Post-Standard, a Watertown Daily Times’ All-North selection and a Frontier League All-Star.
Just two days removed from upsetting then-No. 6/5 Cornell in its home opener, the nationally ranked Army lacrosse team cleaned up the Patriot League weekly awards for the second time in three weeks. Junior midfielder Devin Lynch (Skaneateles) garnered his first career Offensive Player of the Week citation, while junior long stick midfielder Tim Henderson (Tully) picked up Defensive Player of the Week laurels. Senior goalie Tom Palesky was named the league's Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time in 2011.
In 2010, the SUNY Potsdam Bears women’s lacrosse team battled to a 6-10 record, including a 2-6 mark in the SUNYAC. The 2011 Bears, under seventh-year head coach Lauren Bruce, are a strong combination of veterans and newcomers.
Junior Carly Richards (Niskayuna) led the Bear outburst with a game-high five goals and an assist, while fellow junior Sierra Langkammerer (Fayetteville-Manlius) contributed four tallies and a helper.
from Eric Weintraub/Binghamton University Pipe Dream
The Binghamton University men's lacrosse team made amends for a 13-4 blowout loss to No. 6 Cornell by winning its first game of the season, an 11-7 victory at Canisius.
from Daniel Shemesh/Binghamton University Pipe Dream
The Binghamton University women's lacrosse team split the first two games of a four-game homestretch this past week, dropping its first match on Wednesday 14-10 to the Marist Red Foxes before handily defeating Niagara University in a 20-8 record-tying scoring outburst on Friday.
Patriot League play will open up this Saturday with three contests, all starting at 1 p.m. Navy will travel to Bucknell, Lehigh will host Colgate and Holy Cross will travel to American. Lafayette will be idle on the League schedule, but will play a pair of non-League games in California.
“You [have to] love the way they play,” said UMass coach Greg Cannella. “They play hard, it’s a tough group, good athletes, some really crafty players…good intensity, hustle, all those things that I love in a team.”
It's Syracuse, Virginia, Notre Dame, Hofstra leading the Division I pack. Tufts, Cortland, Salisbury a cut above in D-III.
University at Albany's Ariana Parker has been chosen America East Conference Rookie of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, March 7 by the conference office.
Some leftover observations from the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s 12-10 victory over Virginia on Friday night before a Carrier Dome crowd of 14,340:
On Monday, the Empire 8 Conference announced senior Jen Kaye (Guilderland) as its women's lacrosse goalkeeper of the week. Kaye helped the Hawks to a 14-2 victory over Mount Saint Mary on Wednesday in their season opener.
The Cobleskill-Hartwick men's lacrosse game scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Wright Stadium has been moved. The game will now be played on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:15 p.m. in the second game of a lacrosse doubleheader at Wright Stadium. The women's lax team hosts Marywood on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Junior attack Tyler Russell (Livonia) scored with 1:44 remaining in overtime to give the #7 RIT (2-0) men's lacrosse team a thrilling 10-9 win over #10 Rensselaer (1-1) in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon. Russell took a feed from senior Iric Bressler (Stafford, VA/North Stafford) and ripped a shot low to high that beat RPI goalie James Manchester (Niskayuna) to give the Tigers the win.
Rensselaer scored three third period goals, including one with just 48 seconds remaining, to force overtime but the #10 Engineers allowed an extra session tally at 1:44 and lost at #7 RIT, 10-9. Conor Chocheles scored three times for RPI and Devin Arnold (Canisius) once to tie the score at 9-9 but RPI falls to 1-1. RIT is now 2-0.
Q: What impressed you about the Orange? A: Overall balance of their roster. Great defense and goaltending. A really strong faceoff and ground ball play. And then senior leadership. Having spent about a day-and-half around that program, I really got the sense that these seniors are absolutely committed.
In a matchup between a high-powered offense and a strong defense, the latter came out victorious in the men’s lacrosse team’s game against Army on Saturday, as the Red fell to the Black Knights, 11-9.
The Buffalo Bandits (6-3) stole second place in the East Division by beating the Boston Blazers (6-4) by a score of 9-8 at TD Garden on Sunday.
No. 4 Limestone outscored No. 2 Le Moyne outscored 5-3 in the second half as goalie Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.) stopped 11 shots, while Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia) scored five goals and Shayne Jackson (Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada) dished out five assists and one goal to lead the Saints past the Dolphins 11-9 in a Sunday showdown at Georgetown Prep in Washington, DC. The victory was Limestone's (4-0) first in the series since the 2005 national semifinals and snapped Le Moyne's (1-1) regular season win streak at 47 games.
Toronto may have emerged as the Buffalo Bandit’s biggest rival, but when the Rochester Knighthawks come to town, expect an electric crowd, plenty of action and another streetfight. Last night’s National Lacrosse League game between the Buffalo Bandits and the Knighthawks did not disappoint.
This one started out as a huge goaltenders duel, Buffalo’s Mike Thompson and Rochester’s Matt Vinc performing as acrobats at both ends of the field. Rochester finally broke open the scoring mid way through the first quarter, but Buffalo answered with two of their own, including Brett Bucktooth’s first of three goals on the night.
Senior midfielder Mia Valletta (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) scored a career-high five goals to lead the sixth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-6 win over Bentley on Sunday in the Northeast-10 Conference opener for both teams.
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team lost its second game of the season to a nationally-ranked school, falling to No. 9 Stanford on a neutral field in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday afternoon, 15-7 The loss drops the Griffs to 1-2 on the season, while the Cardinal remains unbeaten at 6-0.
The Harvard women's lacrosse team held off a late charge from Cornell to earn a 13-12 victory in its first Ivy League contest of the season. Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool)(photo) scored four goals for the Crimson and Danielle Tetreault scored the eventual game-winner to give the Crimson its first win of the season.
The Syracuse Post-Standard's Bud Poliquin posted an article Saturday morning titled If SU lacrosse is so great (and it is), why doesn't the Orange draw 'Virginia'-like crowds more often? that seems to have hit a nerve with the Orange lacrosse fans. There were over 60 comments as of Sunday morning (well, close to 60 if you throw out that Buffalo Bills fan), including one of my own.
Freshman Miles Thompson had three goals in leading UAlbany to an 11-9 victory over Delaware in the Great Danes' home opener on Saturday, March 5 at John Fallon Field.
“In a few years I’ll be leaving the game to somebody else,” said Starsia, who at some point this season will likely surpass Jack Emmer’s record of 326 D-I coaching victories. “I want to see the game continue to grow.”
There was plenty to cheer about on Saturday night as the Buffalo Bandits held on to defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 11-8 in front of a sold-out crowd at HSBC Arena.
The Rochester Knighthawks battled back but could not withstand a five-goal fourth quarter in an 11-8 loss to the Buffalo Bandits tonight at HSBC Arena. The Rochester battled back in the third quarter with three straight goals to tie the game at six and pulled within 8-7 in the fourth, but could never pull ahead of the Bandits.
Junior Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) scored four goals, including three in the first quarter, to lead the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 12-3 win Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex in a non-conference match up. The Red Dragons improved to 2-0 with the win, while the Dutchmen dropped to 0-1.
Overall, the game featured 21 penalties -- 12 for Union and nine for Cortland. The Red Dragons went 4-for-13 on man-up chances, while Union was 1-for-8. Cortland out shot the Dutchmen, 39-14, held a 45-25 advantage in ground balls and won 16-of-18 faceoffs.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team secured its third win of the season when it defeated Hobart 11-7 on Saturday afternoon. This was the team's first win over the Statesmen since 1964, ending their 22-game winning streak in the all-time series between the two teams that started in 1921.
Sophomore Peter Baum scored four goals the Raiders while sophomore Connor Brown and junior Jeff Ledwick had two goals each. Senior co-captain Rob Bosco, sophomore John Donnally and freshman Brendon McCann also added one goal apiece.
Junior midfielder Devin Lynch (Skaneateles) tallied a career-high four goals and senior goalkeeper Tom Palesky posted 17 saves in keying #19/20 Army to an 11-9 win over #6/5 Cornell in the Black Knights' home opener on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. Army's first win over a nationally ranked opponent this season, Saturday also marked Cornell's first loss of the year.
"It was a great effort today. Our coaching staff, players and myself, we have ultimate respect for Cornell as a program," (Joe) Alberici (Auburn) said. "That's what makes this one so gratifying. We had to go out there and really earn it. Devin Lynch was definitely a catalyst for us today. Our midfield dodging has been a point of emphasis this year and to see him get to the net as many times as he did was good.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team scored its first triumph of the 2011 campaign in 11-7 fashion over the host Canisius Golden Griffins (0-3) at the Demske Sports Complex Saturday afternoon. Six different Bearcats registered a goal while four different players notched an assist to pace BU's highest-scoring contest of the season.
BU's two captains on the offensive side combined for six of the squad's 11 goals. In a breakout performance, senior David Raleigh rattled off a game-high four goals. Fellow captain Frank Donlon scored a pair of goals, each of which directly followed a score from Raleigh.
Rarely in team sports do the game's highest-profile players physically combat each other as Bratton and White did Friday. LeBron does not guard Kobe. Peyton does not call audibles with Brady breathing fire at the line of scrimmage. Crosby and Ovechkin make their moves on opposite sides of the ice.
Freshman Ariana Parker scored a career-high seven goals as UAlbany upended nationally-ranked Hofstra, 13-8, in a non-conference game on Saturday, March 5 at John Fallon Field. Goalkeeper Jackie Pandolf made 11 saves. Frink added two goals and one assist for the Great Danes, who defeated a national top-20 program for the third time in the program's Division I history.
Senior Michelle Cook (Waterloo) converted a free position opportunity with 8:04 remaining in the second half to lead host Nazareth to the 15-14 victory over William Smith in a non-conference women's lacrosse game. Senior Chelsey Amidon (Marcellus) finished with five goals and one assist.
The Nazareth College women’s lacrosse team scored a free position goal with 8 minutes, 4 seconds left in the game to edge William Smith for a 15-14 win in the season opener for both teams this afternoon.
The Golden Flyers crushed Geneseo in their first home game of the season. The non-conference game ended with a final score of 14-9. Both Nazareth and Geneseo now hold 1-1 overall records.
The nationally-ranked #11 Union College women's lacrosse team scored seven of the game's final eight goals on its way to a 10-4 season-opening victory over host Utica College on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Saturday afternoon. Senior Melissa Hine led the way for the Dutchwomen with a game-high six points (three goals, three assists).
The nationally-ranked No. 11 Union College women's lacrosse team scored seven of the game's final eight goals on its way to a 10-4 season-opening victory over host Utica College on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Saturday afternoon. Senior Melissa Hine led the way for the Dutchwomen with a game-high six points (three goals, three assists), while Utica's all-time leading scorer Tammy Kohanski (Corcoran) scored a team-high three points (two goals, one assist) for the Pioneers.
Harvard opened the second half with six straight goals and held off a hard-charging Cornell team 13-12 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field in the Ivy League opener for both teams. The Crimson evened its record at 1-1 (1-0 Ivy), while the Big Red slipped to 1-2 (0-1 Ivy).
The two-time defending national champion Onondaga men's lacrosse team picked up right where it left off on Friday as the top-ranked Lazers opened their season with a 24-7 win over Genesee at the Carrier Dome.(Video 1:35)
Syracuse University lacrosse's post-game press conference with Coach John Desko and players, Jeremy Thompson, Joel White and Tim Desko. The Orange won 12 - 10 against Virginia at the Carrier Dome, Friday, March 4, 2011.
With just less than three minutes to play, Virginia had possession and plenty of time left to erase Syracuse's two-goal lead. But the SU defense wasn't about to let that happen.
Tim Desko was the difference maker. In front of the largest crowd of the season in all of college lacrosse, the Syracuse attack came up huge for his team. "I like playing in front of big crowds," Desko said. "This was a big game today. I take whatever I can get, and it worked out well today."
There was nothing to dispel the notion that a game between Syracuse and Virginia would result in a shutdown performance by either side. Between the two top teams in the nation, that simply couldn't be the case. So when it was over, it was no surprise that the game was a fight up until the final second.
"The Dome is great for lacrosse," offered Desko, the marvelous Syracuse coach whose squad was wearing throwback uniforms harkening all the way back to the early 2000s. "When we put a crowd in here, this is better than playing in the Meadowlands. This is better than playing in Ravens Stadium, when you have these kinds of people in here. It’s louder. The seats are better to watch a game. It’s a better experience for the players. There’s no place like the Carrier Dome."
Cornell coach Ben DeLuca talks about Cornell's early season wins, how the attack unit is coming together, the upcoming tilt with Army, and the team's first Inside Lacrosse event appearance — the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on March 12 — in the first Game Plan podcast of the 2011 season.
The Rocheser Knighthawks will travel to Buffalo for their first of three games against the Bandits on Saturday, March 5th. The 7:30 p.m. game will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com. The game will also be televised on Time Warner Cable Channel 26.
Cody Jamieson was asked the question last Saturday, and a look of bewilderment creased his 23-year-old face. "I think I'm doing fine," the Knighthawks' rookie said after he had scored his first goal in three games during Rochester's 13-9 victory over Edmonton.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team rallied from an 8-7 halftime deficit to defeat Virginia 12-10 this evening before a crowd of 14,340 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (3-0) is off now until a week from Saturday when it will face Georgetown in the Face-Off Classic.
The Orange got a career-high five goals from Tim Desko and a tremendous game from senior midfielder Jeremy Thompson, who had a clutch goal in the third period and two assists. The duo's performance helped Syracuse prevail despite four goals from UVA's electric senior midfielder Shamel Bratton.
Redshirt junior Tim Desko scored a career-best five goals to lead top-ranked Syracuse (3-0) to a 12-10 victory over co-No. 1 Virginia (4-1) at the Carrier Dome on Friday, March 4. Desko scored three of Syracuse’s five second-half goals to propel the Orange to its first regular-season win against the Cavaliers in the Dome since 2001.
“I like playing in front of big crowds and it was a big game today,” Desko said. “I take whatever I can get and it worked out well today. We did a great job overall as a team.”
Giddiness over Syracuse men's lacrosse winning the 2008 national championship one season after the team's missed NCAA tournament bid for the first time in 25 years evaporated. His thoughts shifted to his playing role. Desko redshirted that season so he could learn the offense from the surrounding talent without wasting a year of eligibility. No way, however, would Desko remain satisfied with staying on the sidelines permanently.
"He's not the coach's son anymore," Galloway said. "Tim has his own name. He's establishing that as his name here at Syracuse."
Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) registered seven points on five goals and two assists to lead the sixth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-9 win over East Stroudsburg in its first-ever Division II game on Friday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Junior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee) made nine saves in recording her 15th career victory. Katie Zollo turned away 14 shots in between the pipes in the loss for the Warriors. Le Moyne (1-0), which won its season-opener for the first time since 1996 and for just the third time in the program's history, returns to action on Sunday at Bentley at 1:00 for its first-ever Northeast-10 Conference game.
The Binghamton University women's lacrosse program ended its five-game losing streak dating back to last season by routing Niagara University 20-8 in a non-conference game from the Bearcats Sports Complex, Friday evening. BU tied a program-best 20 goals with an impressive offensive outburst that included the first seven goals of the game.
The William Smith lacrosse team will begin the 2011 season on Saturday, March 5, when the Herons square off with Nazareth in Pittsford, N.Y., at 3 p.m. William Smith returns 17 players from last season’s roster including eight of their top 10 scorers. The Herons welcome six first-years as they start off their first season calling Boswell Field home.
The Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the contract signings for the 2011 MLL Season following the March 1st deadline. Leading the signing of players to the Rattlers roster is Major League Lacrosse’s all-time leading scorer Casey Powell (388 points) and 2010 Cascade Rookie of the Year Ned Crotty. They are joined by the veteran midfielders Anthony Kelly, Doug Shanahan, Josh Sims and Matt Striebel.
Two local lacrosse products, Joe Walters (Irondequoit) and Brett Queener (Penn Yan), have re-signed to play with the Hamilton Nationals for the 2011 Major League Lacrosse season.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in America, and to keep pace, US Lacrosse, the sports' national governing body, will hold a conference next week in Baltimore, the first of its kind specifically designed for lacrosse sports medicine.
Our experts will be joined by attackman Stephen Keogh of No. 1 Syracuse. The Orange take on No. 2 Virginia Friday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
This week has been a great week for Rochester Knighthawks players winning awards. The National Lacrosse League announced today that Jordan Hall won the Transition Player of the Week and Cody Jamieson won Rookie of the Week for their efforts in last weekend's game against the Edmonton Rush.
The game is a blast for fans, players and coaches alike. The reason is simple, best summed up by Joel White, a senior captain on the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team. “Both teams come with the mindset to get up and down the field,” White said. “It’s fun.”
When pundits and analysts have been asked to list the top players in Division I, the first goalkeeper usually mentioned is Syracuse senior John Galloway.
But if you ask Galloway about earning that designation, he blocks the compliment as well as he stops shots from the alleys. “You take pride in being able to help your team out,” he said. “Regardless of whether you’re trying to be the best clearing goalie or trying to improve your save percentage, I’ll do whatever it takes to help my team out.
This week Syracuse and Virginia became the second duo to ever share the No. 1 ranking in the USILA Coaches Poll. On Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. they meet as co-No. 1’s at the Carrier Dome in their annual regular-season clash. It’s the fourth straight year the Orange and Cavaliers carry perfect records into the pairing. Syracuse is 2-0 with wins over Denver and Army. Virginia is 4-0 and coming off a 22-6 thrashing of VMI on Monday.
The game will be televised live nationally on ESPNU. Fans can also hear the action live on the radio home of the Orange - TK 99 (99.5 FM). Live streaming audio is available on SUathletics.com as part of Orange All-Access.
It doesn't have the levels of hysteria generated when the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers clash or when the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet, but the series between Syracuse and Virginia has been gaining steam in the sport of lacrosse. "I believe it is the game of the year just because there are two great senior classes on display," ESPN analyst and former Syracuse All-American midfielder Paul Carcaterra said.
There’s a newcomer to this season’s top 10 that wasn’t anywhere close to a national ranking last year. Le Moyne, No. 6 in the latest IWLCA Division II poll, went 9-6 last season and didn’t qualify for the postseason. Of course, that was in Division I.
Four years ago, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) dropped all associate programs, forcing Le Moyne’s women’s lacrosse and baseball teams to play as independents. After a few years playing national schedules, a consulting firm was brought in and the decision was made to move the teams to Division II and the Northeast 10, where the rest of Le Moyne’s squads play.
The Geneseo men's lacrosse team is geared up to hit the field again after nearly winning the SUNYAC championship in 2010 – a title which was instead claimed by SUNY Cortland.
At the end of the 2010 season, the Knights ranked No. 16 in all of Division III men's lacrosse with a 10-4 record. This season, the goal is to take that success one step further. "We expect to win the conference and make the NCAA tournament," head coach Jim Lyons said.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s lacrosse team has announced its team captains for the upcoming 2011 season and three student-athletes have been selected. Guiding the Engineers this season are seniors Tracy Breslin and Stephanie Caouette, along with graduate student Whitney Kukol (Johnson City). This is the second straight season in the captain’s role for Breslin and Kukol.
It was only a matter of time before the NCAA committee decided to hear the postseason tournament expansion proposals. Now that that's happening, what are the other important factors.
Cornell senior captain Libby Johnson (Skaneateles) scored sseven goals as the Big Red women's lacrosse team captured its 12th straight win over Central New York rival Colgate with a 15-14 triumph on Wednesday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red evened its record at 1-1 on the year, while the Raiders slipped to 2-2. Johnson scored four times in the second half, including the go-ahead scored with 4:04 remaining on the clock to put the home team ahead 14-13.
Officials from the NCAA confirmed today that this year's Division II national championship game will start at 4 p.m. and the Division III championship will start at 7 p.m. on May 29, Memorial Day Sunday. The later start results from the expiration of CBS College Sports' contract to broadcast the games, and the time slots no longer being tied to programming choices. As of right now, neither game will be televised, but both games will be available via live stream online.
Jeff Jarnecke, the NCAA contact for men's lacrosse, says the NCAA is in negotiations with other broadcast partners to get the games back on TV.
A tricky situation involving the upcoming 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague, Czech Republic was avoided Wednesday when Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Dave Gross confirmed that the league would allow its players to participate in the May 21-28 event and still play in MLL this summer.
“We’re just very excited that things worked out with MLL and that we’re going over there with the team we put together,” D’Alvia said Wednesday. “We’re really postive and excited for our chances in Prague, and this news with the MLL just reinforces it.
Due to unforeseen field conditions, the Niagara women's lacrosse team will take on St. Bonaventure at a different venue on Sunday afternoon. The game that was originally scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start down in Olean, N.Y. will now take place at Niagara Field on the campus of Niagara University, with a two p.m. start time.
Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.) appears to be the favorite, but with Manhasset's move up from Class C in addition to defending champion Jamesville-DeWitt and a strong Carthage team all residing in Class B, it looks to be a year in which everyone is tested.
Gibbs McEachran, M, Christ School (N.C.) has verbally committed to Siena. He possesses tremendous speed boasting a 4.5 forty yard dash and has put up 100 points in the past two seasons on varsity.
In taking the reins at Penn State, a collective gasp spread throughout D-I. Tambroni has proven himself a winner in the Ivy League, and has everyone wondering what kind of damage his teams can do at a state school that seems committed to seeing lacrosse succeed.
Only twice since the USILA coaches poll was introduced in 1973 have two teams shared the No. 1 ranking in the same week. The Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) and the Syracuse Orange (2-0) this week become the first duo to share the No. 1 USILA ranking since the final regular season poll in 1985.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the signing of several key players this week. Long Island Lizards attackman Matt Danowski, Hamilton Nationals goalie Brett Queener, and Boston Cannons attackman Ryan Boyle will all play in the 2011 MLL season.
No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Virginia meet for a 6 p.m. contest at the Carrier Dome this Friday. But first, attackman Stephen Keogh is stopping by Thursday to talk with fans in a chat hosted by Inside Lacrosse and ESPN.
The Orange has lost to Virginia at home (13-12 in 2009), on the road (11-10 in 2010) and at a neutral site (14-13 in OT in the 2008 Face-Off Classic in Baltimore). Later that season it fell behind UVA big in the NCAA Tournament semifinals in Foxboro, Mass., and then mounted an amazing comeback that was culminated by Mike Leveille’s game-winning goal in double overtime.
When John Desko sat his team down to watch what it did wrong in its past game against Army, the Syracuse men's lacrosse head coach let the tape do most of the talking.
The men’s lacrosse team traveled an hour Southeast yesterday afternoon to Binghamton in its second game of the season. The Red (2-0) played a strong first half against the Bearcats (0-3) and maintained its lead until the end of the game to win the contest, 13-4.
ESPN/Inside Lacrosse analyst Quint Kessenich brings another edition of his weekly podcast, featuring some big names this week.
Following the Rochester Knighthawks game on February 19th, the team received some encouraging news from an unlikely place: Prince Edward Island. The Knighthawks learned that one of their rising stars, Cory Vitarelli, would now be available for the remainder of the 2011 National Lacrosse League season.
The final vote was left to the audience. While it could have easily come down to who had the most teammates and fans in the audience, the lacrosse team (Nate Thomas, Cortland, and Justin Tierney, Baldwinsville) won because of its followers, plus the fact that it won over the other audience members too. The lacrosse team had put a lot of time and effort into its dance; the team incorporated fun with skill, performing to "PYT" by Michael Jackson.
The No. 6 Cornell men's lacrosse team scored early and often, jumping out to a 13-0 lead at half time en route to a 13-4 victory over Binghamton at the Bearcats Sports Complex in Vestal, N.Y. Rob Pannell registered three goals and five assists and 13 different players registered at least one point as every healthy Big Red player saw field time in the victory. With the win, Cornell improves to 2-0, while the Bearcats fall to 0-3.
Sophomore Peter Baum scored five goals for the Raiders while senior co-captain Andrew Mould, freshman Jimmy Ryan, sophomore Michael Thomas had two goals each. Senior co-captain Rob Bosco also had one goal and two assists while junior Jeff Ledwick and classmate John Donnally scored one goal apiece.
Coming off back-to-back wins to open the 2011 season, the No. 1 Syracuse Orange takes on the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers this Friday at the Carrier Dome. What's the outlook for the showdown between college lacrosse's top two Division I teams? The Post-Standard's Dave Rahme answered questions from fans in an online Q&A. Check out the transcript below.
Le Moyne College men's lacrosse senior attackman Vinnie Alexander (Westhill/Onondaga C.C.) and freshman midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn) have been honored by the Northeast-10 Conference with weekly awards, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Cornell lacrosse coach Ben DeLuca stresses that faceoff production, or lack thereof, is evaluated as a three-person unit. Neither blame or praise gets pinned on the man crouching over the ball at midfield when the whistle blows. With 24 photos.
Quick: Which men's Division I player has the nation's longest active point-scoring streak at 38 consecutive games?
Expectations for Brockport's men's lacrosse team are high entering the 2011 season, and for good reason. Coming off the best season in school history, Brockport (8-6 overall in 2010, 2-4 SUNYAC) returns four of its top five scorers and brings back senior Kyle Crosley, its preseason All-America honorable mention goalie.
Proposed expansion of the men's and women's NCAA Division II lacrosse tournaments to eight-team brackets beginning in 2013 has received initial approval from the NCAA, and a final decision could come by April of this year.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team will play its first home game of the season on Tuesday, March 1 when it hosts Robert Morris at 4 .m. on Tyler's Field. This will be the first meeting all-time between the two teams.
Despite an unsatisfying performance in beating Seton Hill on Saturday to open the season, the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team is ranked No. 2 in the initial Division II poll released Monday as selected by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
The Harvard men's lacrosse team hosts Canisius in the Crimson's season opener at the Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium. The Crimson completed the 2010 season with a 6-6 overall mark, while the Griffs went 6-7 last spring.
It was a long weekend of lacrosse as Division I lacrosse is officially in the full swing of things in late February. On Friday, in a battle of the #2 and #3 teams, Northwestern rallied to take the Heels into overtime in a low scoring affair and Taylor Thornton scored the game winner for the 'Cats.
Rochester Knighthawks Broadcaster Craig Rybczynski had a chance to speak with all four Knighthawks following the 2011 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game on Sunday. Shawn Evans, Cody Jamieson, Sid Smith and Pat McCready all sat down to recap the East Division’s 30-26 victory over the West Division at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. (4 videos)
Syracuse freshman Katie Webster has been named to the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Honor Roll for her performance against Virginia. Webster scored Syracuse’s final four goals of the game on her way to a team-best six for the day. She also recorded the first two assists of her career. Webster’s eight points are the highest single-game total for a freshman since current Orange sophomore Michelle Tumolo registered seven points in the 2010 season opener against Colgate.
Syracuse still holds an edge over Virginia as they prepare to meet on Friday. Tufts #1, Stevenson leaps over Cortland, Salisbury in D-III.
The No. 6/5 Big Red will play its first road game of the season, as it travels to Binghamton to take on the Bearcats on Tuesday, March 1 at Bearcats Sports Complex at 3:30 p.m. Cornell opened the season last Saturday with a convincing 14-9 victory over Hobart on Schoellkopf Field. Binghamton is off to an 0-2 start after falling to Penn State (9-7) and Lafayette (12-6). Barry Leonard will provide the call alongside Tom LaFalce on WHCU 870 AM and on the internet as part of the RedCast subscription service.
After opening its 2011 season at home on Saturday against Rutgers, Cornell closes out its three-game homestand to open the campaign with contests against Central New York rival Colgate (Wednesday, March 2 at 4 p.m.) and Ivy League foe Harvard (Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m.).
The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team opens its first season at Division II on Friday hosting East Stroudsburg at 3:00 p.m. and will do so as the sixth-ranked team in the country, as released on Monday by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
Orange sophomore attackman/midfielder JoJo Marasco and senior goalie John Galloway have been recognized by the BIG EAST Conference for their performances in SU’s 11-9 win over Army. Marasco was selected as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Feb. 28 and Galloway was named to the league’s weekly honor roll.
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini has been selected America East Conference Player of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, Feb. 28 by the league office. Freshman goalkeeper Anna Berman was recognized as the conference's rookie of the week.
Tuesday's contest marks the third-straight year both programs have met, with the Saints taking the most recent head-to-head, 14-11, on March 3, 2010 in Loudonville, N.Y.
Defending conference champion Stevens Institute of Technology was selected as the top team in the Empire 8 Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll. The Ducks, who shared the regular season title with Ithaca College and won the conference tournament last year, received five first-place votes in the poll.
It was a victory that didn’t feel like much like a victory, as the Orange (2-0) drilled home eight of its first 12 shots (.667), led 8-1 with 11 minutes, 19 seconds left in the second quarter and then scored only three goals the rest of the game on 22 shots (.136). Syracuse was outscored 8-4 over the final three quarters.