Archived News Stories for May 2011




May 2011
Tuesday May 31, 2011 10:00AM
from Michael Bonner / The Auburn Citizen
Bridget Marquardt brought her team to the middle of the field at Skaneateles High School. While others were enjoying Memorial Day at a cookout, by the pool or taking in sun on the beach, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team was working. But before her team began preparation for its second consecutive trip to the Section III, Class C championship, Marquardt had her team take in the surroundings.
from James Allen / The Times-Union
The Syracuse University-bound standout has done it all as a scholastic performer and has one vital duty left to perform, leading the Plainsmen (17-1) to a second straight Section II Class A title Wednesday night at home against Niskayuna (15-3). Game time is 7:30 and the contest can be seen live on Time Warner Cable Sports.
from The Times-Union
Player of the Week: Lucas Maloney, Niskayuna: Scored four of his team’s first six goals Saturday, propelling the Silver Warriors to a 18-6 victory over Shaker.
from Keith McShea / the Buffalo News
All High Stadium debuts as the host of the sectional championships in girls (today) and boys (Wednesday) lacrosse. When the boys tripleheader begins, the first game might be the smallest class, but it is the most-anticipated matchup for many fans. Two-time defending champion Silver Creek will take on Amherst at 3:30 p.m.
from James Allen / The Times-Union
One of the reasons the Niskayuna High girls' lacrosse team captured the Section II Class A title last week is the work turned in by the team's four coaches -- head coach Peter Melito, assistant Lindsey Rosecrans and sisters Alyssa Treanor and Kayla Treanor.
from Inside Lacrosse
“Despite what appears to be some turmoil, this is probably as well-behaved a group as I’ve had at UVa in a long, long time,” coach Dom Starsia said Monday. “We really had a great year. We made some personnel changes but the core of this team has really stayed together and done a great job. It was hard to imagine we’d be standing here 6-8 weeks ago.”
from Lacrosse Magazine
Starsia's exchange with Walker supported what Starsia told reporters before entering the locker room, that he had spent time by himself lately wondering "if I've been doing this wrong my whole life because things that were probably born of necessity this year that just seemed like the right thing to do."
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from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini and Taylor Frink have been named to the Synapse Sports Division I Women's Lacrosse All-America Team. UAlbany's John Battaglino was chosen Synapse Sports (formerly womenslacrosse.com) National Coach of the Year. Branchini was a first-team selection, while Frink made the second team. Ariana Parker earned a spot on the national all-rookie team.

NCAA Women's D-I All-Americans
from Inside Lacrosse
Led by a determined senior class, Maryland's run through the postseason, beating No. 8 UNC, No. 1 Syracuse and No. 5 Duke, came up short on Monday in Baltimore, as the Terps fell to No. 7 Virginia, 9-6, in the Division I men's championship."We've sacrificed so much this year. We could have easily packed it in. We got a new coach, things were different, we had a lot of adversity to overcome throughout the year, and we stuck together, that was our main thing," Maryland senior attackman Ryan Young said after the game
from the Star-Gazette
Corning-Painted Post School District Athletic Director Tim Decker, whose life was devoted to helping students as an administrator, coach and teacher, died Monday. Decker had been hospitalized with pneumonia since May 22 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, where he was in the intensive care unit. He died early Monday morning, according to a statement released by the school district Monday night.
from IL Indoor
While no one connected to either organization was able to officially confirm, sources close to both the Iroquois Nationals and Team USA have indicated to IL Indoor that the two groups are in the process of putting together a joint bid for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships . . .
from Inside Lacrosse
Colin Briggs was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 Men's Division I National Championship after his performance in Monday's 9-7 championship win against Maryland. Briggs, who was sat by coach Dom Starsia in Saturday's win, scored five goals in the title win.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Wrapping up some things in the press box at M&T Bank Stadium following Virginia's 9-7 win over Maryland for the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship. Here are some odds and ends for your consumption.
from Inside Lacrosse
The announced attendance at Monday's NCAA Division I Championship game between Maryland and Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore was 35,661, the lowest since the 2002 championship game at Rutgers.
from LaxPower
A slew of new boys' lacrosse champions were crowned this weekend as a number of states wrapped up tournament play. In Delaware action, a familiar face found its championship form in the nick of time, while in California, a pair of rivals faced-off for the third time this season in pursuit of the trophy. Elsewhere, Indiana witnessed a newcomer join the state title club, and in Idaho, one team's unprecedented postseason run culminated with a well-deserved championship.
Monday May 30, 2011 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Sam Bradman (Canton) scored a record seven goals, some of the SportsCenter-inspiring variety. Tony Mendes, a former U.S. U19 star and well-traveled transfer (via Division I powerhouses Maryland and Syracuse) finished with four goals and an assist. Salisbury junior lefty attackman Matt Cannone was crafty around the cage, scoring two goals, including a beautiful catch-and-shoot finish on the crease for the Sea Gulls' second goal of the day.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Bradman's exploits topped the six goals scored in the NCAA final by three players, most recently in 1995 by fellow Sea Gull Sean Radebaugh. Bradman's performance sparked the rout that equaled the largest margin of victory in this game's 32-year history, set in 1990 when Hobart beat Washington College, 18-6. And the Sea Gulls continued their 13-year trend of never losing to the same team consecutively in the NCAA tournament. Not since Washington College in 1996 and 1998 has a team beaten Salisbury twice in a row in the postseason.
from IL Indoor
Team USA forward Casey Powell has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague. Powell was also named to the All-World Team as he led the Americans’ offense with 16 goals and 15 assists in five games.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Junior midfielder Ian Wild scored four goals for the third-seeded Lakers (14-2), and goaltender Zach Nash stopped a Kieran Riegel bounce shot on a breakaway down the right alley with two seconds left to preserve the victory and prevent overtime. It was the first title-game win for Mercyhurst in its second appearance in 15 seasons as a program.
Sunday May 29, 2011 9:45AM
from Donna Ditota / The Post-Standard
The West Genesee midfielder fired a few shots with serious velocity at Liverpool goalie Dominick Madonna. None found net. So Wildcats coach Mike Messere suggested a different tactic. “I missed three shots in the game and it just wasn’t falling for me,” Khammar said. “So I took a little off my shot — recommended by coach.”

Highlights from Syracuse.com (2:24)
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
A patient and opportunistic attack, combined with a defensive effort as good as any this season, helped the Lakers conquer defending champion Skaneateles 12-6 Saturday afternoon in the Class C final at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
Officially, the record will show that the game lasted the usual four quarters and, once it was done, the Red Rams had beaten the Comets 23-7 to retain the sectional title for the third year in a row and run its state-best win streak to 40 games.

Post-Standard Photos
from Villanova Athletics
Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) of Villanova University has been selected as the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner in men's lacrosse. The announcement and trophy presentation were made today in Baltimore by Lowe's, an official corporate partner of the NCAA®, during the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. Karalunas is the first Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Winner in Villanova history.
from Syracuse Athletics
Orange senior goalie John Galloway was named to the Lowe's Senior All-America First Team during the 2011 NCAA Lacrosse Championships. Galloway was one of 10 senior lacrosse players from around the country to be chosen as finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, and the All-America teams were based on the voting results of the finalists.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Niko Amato made 13 saves and Grant Catalino (Webster Schroeder) scored three goals and unseeded Maryland beat fifth-seeded Duke 9-4 on Saturday to reach the NCAA men's lacrosse title game.
from Michael Bonner / The Auburn Citizen
One of the most prolific trios in Skaneateles boys lacrosse history felt defenseless. Kevin Rice, Paul O’Donnell and Mike Richards sat on the bench a few yards away from the rest of their team standing in front of them. As the clock at Cicero-North Syracuse High School rolled under a minute to play in the Section III, Class C championship,their 180 goals and 304 assists this season meant nothing to the scoreboard.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
On one portion of the turf at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium late on a memorable Saturday night, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team commiserated around sophomore goalie Dominick Madonna.
from the Times-Union
Eight different players scored as Shenendehowa -- the defending Class A champs -- broke open a tie game early in the second period and rolled to a 15-3 win over Ballston Spa on Saturday at Steuerwald Stadium.
from the Times-Union
Start strong and take nothing for granted. That is how Niskayuna High boys' lacrosse coach Mike Vorgang coached his team Saturday and it served the Silver Warriors well. Niskayuna scored the opening nine goals and cruised to an 18-6 Section II Class A semifinal victory over Shaker.
from the Times-Union
Under the guidance of a third-year head coach, a program that has yet to finish with a winning record or capture a league title through five years of existence is one of three Section II girls' lacrosse teams that will go back to practice on Thursday. With 10 seconds left and his team leading 12-10, Burnt Hills coach Jake McHerron (Tully) streaked down the Spartans sideline and slapped hands with his players.
from MPNnow.com
Before the Army men’s lacrosse team’s game against Bryant University on March 11, Canandaigua native Charlie Sauter huddled up with the rest of his team. The team finished its pre-game prayer and coach Joe Alberici yelled out the senior midfielder’s name . . .
from MPNnow.com
When Brian Scheetz was growing up in Canandaigua, he and his teammates made a few trips to Baltimore for college lacrosse’s championship weekend. Brandon Thomson never went, but always watched the game on TV. Both players dreamed of some day being on the field for a championship game.
from Bob Benz / The Corning Leader
For three-and-a-half quarters, Wednesday’s Section IV, Class A boys lacrosse championship was one of the most riveting and well-played games that I’ve seen in quite some time.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament was the first chance for the U.S. U19 women’s national team has had to play together since final cuts were made in January. In their maiden voyage, U19 head coach Kristyn Porcella just wanted her team to play like a team.
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from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Defending state champion Jamesville-DeWitt High School was scary good, erupting with a surreal offensive assault to open the game as the Red Rams crushed Carthage 23-7 to win the Class B, Section III lacrosse title on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Senior midfielder Connor Khammar ripped a shot from 12 yards out that blistered the back of the net top shelf and gave West Genesee High School a 7-6 victory over Liverpool in triple overtime in the championship game of the Class A, Section III boys lacrosse tournament on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
from The Saratogian
Since the season started it has been assumed that Shenendehowa and Niskayuna would meet on June 1 for the Section II title. Now, it’s official.
from IL Indoor
Matt Vinc was outstanding in goal and Jordan Hall, Dan Dawson, Shawn Evans, Josh Sanderson and Rhys Duch scored two goals each as Canada defeated the Iroquois Nationals 13-6 to win its third straight world indoor lacrosse championship Saturday night.

Casey Powell of the United States, which won bronze, was named tournament MVP.
from LaxPower Magazine
The American effort received three-plus goal performances from Casey Powell (3g, 3a), Bill McGlone (3g, 1a), Sean Morris (3g, 2a) and Drew Westervelt (4g, 1a). Erik Miller took over for Jake Henhawk late in the second after the Czechs netted their fifth of the night. He finished the night with 22 saves, while Henhawk stopped eight.
Saturday May 28, 2011 9:15AM
from IL Indoor
The Iroquois Nationals are ready to take on Canada for gold at the world indoor lacrosse tournament. “It will be the biggest test of the tournament by far,’’ says Nationals star Jeff Shattler. “They’re a powerful team."
from Neil Kerr / The Post-Standard
Speeding to a 7-1 halftime lead, Liverpool went on to defeat Fayetteville-Manlius for the second time this spring, 14-5 in a semifinal of the Class A boys lacrosse tournament.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Panthers will look to win their third Section V championship when they take on Fairport, which beat Penfield 13-10 in the second semifinal. Pittsford defeated Fairport 9-4 on May 10.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Senior Greg Coholan scored the winner with 1:29 remaining to lead top-seeded Irondequoit to an 11-10 victory over No. 5 Canandaigua on Friday in a Section V Class B boys lacrosse semifinal.
from The Niagara-Gazette
Sometimes the only thing that can kill momentum is the clock. Second-seeded Niagara-Wheatfield benefited from the final horn and survived a late scare to beat third-seeded West Seneca East 11-9 in the Class B boys lacrosse semifinals on Friday.
from the Buffalo News
Amid chants of "stone wall" from his teammates, sophomore goaltender Jackson Brown made 12 saves and got plenty of support from his high-scoring attack as Bishop Timon-St. Jude beat Nichols, 17-5, for the Monsignor Martin playoff championship before 200 at Nichols' Peek Field.
from the Buffalo News
The finals for the Section VI lacrosse tournaments are set . . . Wednesday's boys championships at All High have Amherst meeting Silver Creek for the Class C title at 3:30, Orchard Park taking Clarence in A at 5:30 and Hamburg meeting Niagara-Wheatfield in B at 8 in Class A.
from the Fairport-East Rochester Post
It took two days, but the Pittsford girls lacrosse team earned their spot in the Section 5 Class A finals with a 12-6 semifinal victory over Rush-Henrietta on Friday at Honeoye Falls-Lima.
from the PostStar.com
In many ways, Glens Falls’ victory over Cambridge on Friday was uneven. At the end of the long day, however, Glens Falls’ talent and tradition came through in a 13-6 Class C semifinal win in the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament at Putt LaMay Memorial Field.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Catalino's entire family will descend on Baltimore today, including one very proud older brother. Mike may bleed Duke blue, but today his allegiance is clear. "I'm rooting for Maryland," he says. "Grant's playing. I got my ring last year. I want him to experience it, too."
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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell junior Rob Pannell has been named the USILA's Lt. Raymond Enners Award winner as the Division I national player of the year and has repeated as the Jack Turnbull Award winner as the Division I national attackman of the year, as was announced this morning by the USILA. Pannell becomes just the 11th repeat winner in the 65-year history of the Turnbull Award and is the first-ever Cornellian to win the award twice in his career.

USILA Overall and Position Players of the Year
from Syracuse Athletics
The postseason honors continued to roll in for seniors John Lade and John Galloway on Friday, May 27. A day after being named first-team All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), Lade won the organization’s William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation’s best defenseman, and Galloway received the group’s Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award for the second straight year as the nation’s top goalkeeper.
from Canadian Press
Canada downed the United States 15-10 in a world indoor lacrosse championship semifinal Friday behind the four-goal performances of Rhys Duch and Dan Dawson . . . Brett Bucktooth and Edmonton's Jeff Shattler both had a hat trick for the Iroquois, while Dean Hill and Cody Jamieson had two goals each.
from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse men’s lacrosse All-American and current Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Rorke Denver will be honored during the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships this weekend at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium.
from IL Indoor
In National Lacrosse League circles Rhys Duch is known as “The Clutch” for his dramatic goals for the Washington Stealth. Unfortunately for the United States that nickname followed Duch to Prague as his four goals powered Canada to a 15-10 win over Team USA.
from Indian Country Today
Video of an Iroquois ceremonial dance, performed by the Iroquois National Indoor Lacrosse Team in Prague, Czech Republic. (1:08)
from YNN.com
The West Genesee boys lacrosse team continued its march toward a 10th-straight Section III title on Friday with a 14-4 win over Baldwinsville in the Class A semifinals. (Video 0:58)
from The post-Standard
Gallery: Fayetteville-Manlius vs Liverpool boys varsity playoff lacrosse Thursday May 26, 2011.
from LaFayette CSD
LaFayette Senior Lyle Thompson has been selected to the 2011 All American team. Lyle led all of Section III with the most goals scored with 65 despite opponents designing defenses to stop the creative midfielder.
from the IWLCA
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 136 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-Region teams for 2011. These athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced on Monday, May 30.
from Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport's men's lacrosse team won its last three regular-season games to secure the program's first-ever berth in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) postseason tournament.
from Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team earned its second straight trip to the NCAA Division III tournament, compiling a 10-7 record overall and an impressive 6-2 mark in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).
from Rhino Lacrosse
Ryan and Casey Powell are no longer the only Syracuse Orangemen on the Rhino West Linn Academy coaching staff. Rhino is pleased and excited to announce the addition of Syracuse standouts John Galloway and Joel White!
from Inside Lacrosse
The screenplay by Todd Baird, tells the tale of a rag-tag Native American high school team which has been kissed into the local prep school league, only to find themselves continually bested by the better trained and equipped rivals.
Friday May 27, 2011 9:00AM
from YNN.com
They'll finish things off on Friday at 11:00 at Liverpool's field. The Warriors are up 11-3. (Video 0:34)
from YNN.com
The Cazenovia Lakers fell behind early 2-1 before roaring back to take a 9-3 lead on the Homer Trojans through three quarters of their Class C boys lacrosse sectional semifinal Thursday night at CBA. (Video 0:24)
from the Watertown Daily Times
Kyle Temple scored five goals and had an assist as second-seeded Carthage defeated the No. 3 East Syracuse-Minoa, 16-4, in the Section 3 Class B boys lacrosse semifinals on Thursday.
from the Auburn Citizen
The locomotive that is the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team barreled into Christian Brothers Academy Thursday having outscored its opponents 34-4 in two games in the Section III, Class C playoffs. After 12 minutes against No. 3 Cortland, the Skaneateles Express kept rolling, increasing the margin to 42-4, with an 8-0 first quarter.
from YNN.com
In the Class B semifinal game out at Central Square, the No. 1-seeded J-D boys lacrosse team dominated Watertown 17-2. (Video 0:29)
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
After shaking sluggish starts to win its two previous Section 4 playoff games, the Seton Catholic Central boys lacrosse team found itself in an early hole once again Thursday against Chenango Forks.
from YNN.com
Emily Tripodi scored two goals and added nine assists, while Erica Geremia chipped in six goals as the West Genesee girls lacrosse team beat Fayetteville-Manlius 18-10 Thursday night to advance to the Class A championship game. (Video 0:28)
from the Watertown Daily Times
The Comets, behind Kempney's six goals, ended Watertown's season with a 17-16 thriller in a Class B semifinal on Thursday. They face No. 2 Oswego in the championship on Tuesday in Liverpool.
from YNN.com
Carly Davis, Shelby McNeilly, and Emma Ford all scored three goals and one assist to help the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team to a 12-9 win over rival Marcellus Thursday night in the Class C sectional semifinals. (Video 0:28)
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
For 12 long months, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team had waited for the chance it will have Tuesday night at Liverpool High School Stadium when it takes on Skaneateles for the Section III Class C championship.

YNN Highlights (0:26)
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Every year John Desko bids farewell to a group of Syracuse University lacrosse seniors and begins the transition to the following season. "But some transitions are bigger than others,” Desko said.
from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Syracuse-area schools may be on the sidelines this weekend for lacrosse championship games, but not Syracuse-area players.
from LaxPower
The IWLCA has honored 136 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on onethe All-Region teams for 2011. These athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the All-American teams, which will be announced on Monday, May 30. The organization will honor the All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 11, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.
from Bloomberg News
College lacrosse is getting a $10 million dose of big-time athletics as it grows from the province of private schools in the Northeast into a magnet for corporate sponsorships and alumni donations.
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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College men's lacrosse seniors Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker), Pat Moran (Troy, Mich./Detroit Jesuit) and Corey Bulken (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) have received player of the year awards at their respective positions from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), as announced by the association on InsideLacrosse.com.

Venditti, Moran and Bulken led the Dolphins to a 12-2 record this season, including a perfect record in Northeast-10 Conference games (10-0) for the 11th time in 12 years. The trio helped post a 58-7 record in their four years at Le Moyne, won four Northeast-10 Conference regular season championships, one Northeast-10 Conference tournament championship and appeared in three NCAA National Championship games.
from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini has been named a finalist for 2011 America East Woman of the Year, as announced on Wednesday, May 25 by the conference office . . . The honor recognizes the conference's senior female student-athlete who has best distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.

A senior from Guilderland, N.Y., Branchini received her second consecutive America East Conference Player of the Year Award. She became the first UAlbany athlete to be voted to the all-conference first team four times.
from ILIndoor.com
The United States breezed past Australia 28-2 on Thursday to earn a Friday semifinals berth against Canada in the world indoor lacrosse tournament and coach Tom Ryan didn’t even use leading scorer Casey Powell or first-string goalie Erik Miller.

“We wanted to come here to win the gold and we know we have to go through Canada to do that,” said Powell. “We’re disappointed with our loss to the Iroquois but this is a matchup we knew we were going to have to face sooner or later.
from Under Ar,our Lacrosse
Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. announced today the selection of the nation’s top boys and girls high school seniors to the prestigious All-America lacrosse rosters. The sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic will take place on Saturday, July 2 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD.

The All-Americans
from Lacrosse Magazine
The United States has a date with Canada after defeating Australia 28-2 in the Quarterfinals of the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships today. The U.S. advances to the semifinals at 10 a.m. Eastern on Friday. Fans can follow the game on www.wilcprague2011.com.
from Cornell Athletics
The Big Red men's lacrosse team had four members named All-American, including three first-team selections, when the teams were announced this morning by the USILA. Juniors Rob Pannell and Roy Lang, along with senior Max Feely were named to the first team, while sophomore Jason Noble received honorable mention. Only Cornell and its upstate rival Syracuse placed as many as three individuals on the first-team.

USILA Division I All-Americans
from Syracuse Athletics
Eight Syracuse players were rewarded with All-America honors by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Thursday, May 26. The Orange’s eight All-America selections matched Maryland for the most of any Division I school.
from Syracuse Athletics
Three Syracuse players have been selected to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Northeast Region Team announced on Thursday, May 26. Sophomore Michelle Tumolo earned first-team honors, while seniors Liz Hogan and Catherine Rodriguez were selected to the second team.
from Albany Athletics
Battaglino, the America East Conference Coach of the Year, is receiving national honors in his first season at the helm. He previously was UAlbany's associate head coach for one season after a productive stint as a Syracuse University assistant. Battaglino led the Great Danes to the America East regular-season and tournament championships, plus a school record for single-season victories.
from Brent Axe / Syracuse.com
Any Syracuse University men's lacrosse season that ends without the Orange playing on Memorial Day weekend is not only considered a disappointment, it has the Syracuse lacrosse fan wondering just what it is you do on Memorial Day weekend. (Audio 12:18)
from the NCAA
It’s common knowledge these days that most NCAA student-athletes go pro in something other than sports. For a quartet of former lacrosse student-athletes who will be recognized at this year’s NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships, that mantra has translated into successful careers serving and protecting American interests as United States Navy SEALs.
from Major League Lacrosse
Five part weekly video.
from IL Indoor
The English, who finished second to Canada in Group A with a 2-1 record, were definite favourites in the game against the Jim Veltman coached Czechs, who previous to today’s victory had beaten just Team Ireland over the course of the week long tournament.
Thursday May 26, 2011 9:00AM
from The Ithaca Journal
Neither team led by more than two goals until Joe Bucci scored three straight to end the game. His three goals broke a 9-9 tie and the Little Red held Corning scoreless over the final 12 minutes. Bucci finished with a game-high five goals, Riley Lasda added four goals for Ithaca, and Jaedon Henderson chipped in four assists.
from The Corning Leader
Only one team was able to beat the Corning Hawks in their inaugural season as a unified district program. Unfortunately, that team – the Ithaca Little Red – completed a three-game season sweep of Corning Wednesday by defeating the Hawks for the Section IV, Class A title.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
For the first time in three years, the Vestal boys lacrosse team is a Section 4 champion. Nick Keeler had six goals and an assist for the Golden Bears, who took command in the second half en route to a 14-6 victory over visiting Union-Endicott in the Section 4 Class B title game at Dick Hoover Stadium.

Highlights from YNN.com
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The top-seeded Chenango Forks boys lacrosse team will look to make it three sectional titles in four years when it takes on visiting Seton Catholic Central at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Section 4 Class C title game.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
With top-seeded Maine-Endwell locked in a one-goal battle with visiting Owego in the second half of Wednesday's Section 4 Class C final, the Spartans needed some kind of spark if they were going to beat the Indians for the third time this season.

Highlights from YNN.com
from The Star-Gazette
The senior members of the Horseheads girls lacrosse team entered the 2011 season having never competed in a state playoff game. That wait will soon be over.
from The Irondequoit Post
Photo Gallery: It has been an up and down year for the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team. However, the Braves came to play at the start of the Section 5 Class B tournament. Fifth-seeded Canandaigua played strong offense and defense in a 9-6 quarterfinal win over fourth-seeded McQuaid Jesuit Wednesday.
from the Fairport - East Rochester post
The Brighton girls lacrosse team will return to the Section 5 finals as they defeated Honeoye Falls-Lima 14-6 in the Class B semifinals Wednesday at Spencerport.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
After it took just 72 seconds for his team to fall behind by two goals in Wednesday's Section V Class B semifinals, coach Mike Smock had a question for his Irondequoit players.
from the Buffalo News
Boys lacrosse postseason schedule & results.
from the Buffalo News
Girls lacrosse postseason schedule & results.
from the Times-Union
Treanor's goal, her fifth of the game, with 2:46 to play was the difference as Niskayuna ended Guilderland's four-year run as Class A champs with a dramatic 15-14 win Wednesday night at UAlbany's Fallon Field.
from the Daily Courier-Observer
Saranac Lake had all the momentum heading to the fourth quarter of Wednesday's Section 10 Class B lacrosse championship. St. Lawrence Central had Nate Cole.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
John Desko knew the timing was awful, knew his words could be construed as a loser’s lament, coming three days after his top-seeded Syracuse University lacrosse team was upset 6-5 in overtime by Maryland in the NCAA quarterfinals. He proceeded anyway.
from YNN.com
The Le Moyne men's lacrosse team was left out of this year's NCAA Division II tournament despite being ranked No. 1 in the country in the week leading up to Selection Sunday. Two seasons from now the Dolphins will not have to worry about that problem as the tournament is set to expand from four teams to eight starting with the 2013 tournament. (Video 0:39)
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from Syracuse Athletics
Senior goalie John Galloway was named to the 2011 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America Team on Tuesday, May 24. Galloway is the fourth Syracuse player to earn the honor, and the third in the last four seasons, joining Mike Leveille (2008) and Matt Abbott (2009).

Created in 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America program recognizes student-athletes who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities.
from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini has been named a finalist for 2011 America East Woman of the Year, as announced on Wednesday, May 25 by the conference office . . . The honor recognizes the conference's senior female student-athlete who has best distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.

A senior from Guilderland, N.Y., Branchini received her second consecutive America East Conference Player of the Year Award. She became the first UAlbany athlete to be voted to the all-conference first team four times.
from ILIndoor.com
Does holding the WILC in Buffalo make sense? One unconfirmed group thinks so, Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler telling IL Indoor, “The Buffalo Bandits and HSBC Arena have been approached to take part in the 2015 WILC as a host venue for a portion of the tournament.”
from ILIndoor.com
Team USA traveled to Radotin today for practice to prepare for Thursday’s quarterfinal game against Australia. It was a chance to work on systems and re-focus after a tough loss to the Iroquois Nationals. For Team USA Director of Player Development Kevin Finneran it was a chance to reminisce, while patrolling the floor of the outdoor box arena.
from SportsFive.net
Canandaigua takes Aquinas 9-6.
from Henrietta Post
One thing is for sure: Jim DeWald’s boys played much, much better in Round 2 against Webster Thomas. It was close. Really close. But not good enough.
from PostStar.com
Emma Malicki scored seven goals and Bridget Malicki added five as Albany Academy beat Glens Falls in the Class C championship of the Section II Girls Lacrosse Tournament for the third straight year on Wednesday, 15-9.
from Inside Lacrosse
How fast is Max Seibald? That's the question we tried to answer in the cover story for the June issue of Inside Lacrosse. We put him through the NFL Combine — the 40-yard dash, shuttle drill, vertical jump, three-cone drill, bench press and broad jump.
from BizJournals.com
Under Armour Inc. is taking on the fast-growing sport of lacrosse with a new equipment line hitting retail stores in November. The Baltimore sportswear company is partnering with lacrosse manufacturer Vertical Lax Inc. on the products, including stick heads, handles, gloves, arm and shoulder pads and goggles.
Wednesday May 25, 2011 9:30AM
from The Ithaca Journal
When Corning and Ithaca High School meet on the lacrosse field for a third time this season on Wednesday, players and coaches on both sides of the matchup have agreed on one thing: The biggest difference during their last meeting was on the sideline eating Sour Patch Kids.
from Neil Kerr / The Post-Standard
Trailing by 5-4 after one quarter, visiting Homer reeled off 11 consecutive goals and eliminated LaFayette from the Section III Class C boys lacrosse tournament, 15-6, Tuesday. Junior midfielder Connor Johnston and senior attacker Hunter Osborne scored four goals apiece as the No. 4-seeded Trojans (15-3) ended the season for the No. 5-seeded Lancers (14-4).
from the Ogdensburg Journal
Potsdam, Massena and Canton were all winners in Class C sectional boys lacrosse openers on Tuesday. On Thursday in the semifinals, Potsdam will host Canton while top-seed Salmon River will host Massena.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Scores and upcoming games. Complete stories available below.
from North Country Sports
Canton, Potsdam, Massena sail to wins in C quarterfinals.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
On a happy Tuesday night at LHS Stadium, the Warrior teams swept through their respective Class A quarterfinals. First, the Liverpool girls, a no. 3 seed, took out no. 6 seed Central Square 11-3, and right after the boys Warriors, with the no. 2 seed, used a big offensive showing to blow past no. 7 seed Henninger 20-8.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
Think the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team was ready to start the Section III Class C playoffs? Ask Tully, for in the first 12 minutes of Tuesday's Class C quarterfinal at the Sean Goggin Sports Complex the top-seeded Lakers attacked - and scored - at will on the no. 8 seed Black Knights, and did not let up in the other parts of the game, either, until it had recorded a 20-6 victory.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
If it's late May, then it's time for the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team to make another push toward another Section III Class C championship. Now the no. 2 seed Lakers are two wins from repeating its title from 2010, as in Tuesday night's quarterfinal it systematically took apart no. 7 seed Westhill in all phases of the game and eliminated the Warriors 15-3.
from The Auburn Citizen
With 5:51 remaining, the Lakers huddled around their coach during a timeout, with the score now tied at 14. Head coach Bridget Marquardt wasn’t the only voice that was heard, though.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
No doubt, defeats in its last two regular-season games had left the Marcellus girls lacrosse team in a more precarious position, even as it took a no. 2 seed into the Section III Class C playoffs.
from The Corning Leader
In two regular-season meetings against Binghamton, Corning netted an eye-popping 40 goals and allowed just nine. Tuesday’s Section IV, Class A championship between the two foes brought a similarly lop-sided outcome.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ryan Hogan scored the winning goal with three seconds left in regulation to lead top-seeded Chenango Forks to a thrilling 11-10 victory over visiting No. 4 seed Chenango Valley on Tuesday in a Section 4 Class C semifinal matchup.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
A year after winning just five games, the top-seeded Vestal boys lacrosse team will be hosting the Section 4 Class B championship game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night at Dick Hoover Stadium against No. 2 seed Union-Endicott.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The top-seeded Golden Bears (10-3) will be aiming for their third straight sectional title when they play a rubber match against the No. 2 seed Blue Raiders (6-5). The two teams played twice in a four-day span earlier this month, with Vestal winning the first game 8-7 and Horseheads winning the second, 9-8.
from the Watertown Daily Times
Kailah Kempney scored seven goals and added five assists as No. 4 Carthage defeated No. 5 East Syracuse-Minoa 21-8 in a Section 3 Class B quarterfinal girls lacrosse game Tuesday.
from the Watertown Daily Times
Emilie Ross scored with 54 seconds left in regulation as fourth-seeded Heuvelton stunned No. 1 Canton 19-18 in a Section 10 Class C girls lacrosse semifinal game Tuesday at SUNY Canton.
from The Greece Post
No. 7 seed Penfield advanced to the Section 5 Class A girls lacrosse semifinals with a 20-6 victory over No. 7 Greece Lightning on Tuesday at Penfield High School.
from Syracuse.com
The Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets defended their home field, stinging the Black Knights of Rome Free Academy, 18-1, while the Wildcats of West Genesee mauled the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars, 19-2 at Wildcat stadium, in the first round of the Section III Boys Lacrosse Class A Tournament on Tuesday evening, May 24, 2011. (2:00)
from YNN.com
The Liverpool boys lacrosse team scored the final ten goals of the game to pull away from Henninger in a 20-8 Class A quarterfinal victory Tuesday night. (0:36)
from the Watertown Daily Times
Several former Frontier League boys lacrosse products can now call themselves national champions. Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse on May 15 defeated the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex, 12-9, to earn the national title.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Dave Rahme recently held his weekly Syracuse lacrosse Q&A, answering questions about the stalling tactics Maryland used in the Terps' NCAA Tournament win against SU; Syracuse's chances next season with so many seniors leaving; and why the Orange fell short of the Final Four this season.
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from ILIndoor.com
Post-game video interviews with Iroquois Nationals' Cody Jamieson and Gewas Schindler, and Team USA's Casey Powell and Jeff Shattler.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Senior attackman Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker), senior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn), senior defenseman Pat Moran (Troy, Mich./Detroit Jesuit) and senior face-off specialist/defensive midfielder Corey Bulken (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) of the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team have earned USILA First Team All-America honors, as announced by the association on InsideLacrosse.com. Senior attackman Jack Harmatuk (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/Syracuse U.) and redshirt junior midfielder Tyler Sennett (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham) were named to the second team.
from USILA.org
The first North-South College all-star game was played in 1940 at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The North squad coached by Princeton's Bill Logan won that inaugural event with a 6-5 victory over the South team coached by Maryland's Jack Faber.
from USILA.org
In 1991, the USILA split the event and created two games. The Division I-II game and the Division III game. This two game format was interrupted in 2006 when a special committee of the USILA recommended returning to one game but combining all divisions. The following year, 2007, saw the return to two separate games.
from SportsFive.net
The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations on twenty-four players who had been nominated for All-America Team honors. The awards, Academic All Americanssponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area of the country.
from SportsFive.net
The 2011 Section Five Tournaments are now underway with twelve out bracket games . . .
from the Post-Standard
Fayetteville- Manlius vs Rome Free Academy
from Lacrosse Magazine
The long awaited announcement that Michigan will be adding varsity lacrosse is expected to come on Wednesday. The school issued a media advisory on Tuesday afternoon saying that athletic director Dave Brandon would meet with at 12 noon on Wednesday for a major announcement regarding Michigan's athletics program.
Tuesday May 24, 2011 8:30AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Offense, defense and special teams. All three elements must be exceptional for a team to win a championship. The Syracuse University lacrosse team’s struggles in two of those areas are why its season is over.

Join Dave Rahme for a LIVE Q & A at 1PM.
from Inside Lacrosse
Cortland's Schneidman and DeLuca, RIT's Kiekebelt, and Canton alum Sam Bradman earn first-team spots.
from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse pundits put Pannell well in the lead for the trophy. A reader poll we ran on Inside Lacrosse had Pannell running away with 59% of the votes. In Terry Foy's latest NCAA Player of the Year rankings, he has Pannell as No. 1. "He's picked up an incredible amount of momentum in this race, with nearly every lacrosse pundit with a platform declaring him the best player in the country," he wrote . . . So let's revisit the poll we asked last week, given two rounds of playoff play being completed:
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
As the Section 3 playoffs begin this week, it’s a familiar name sitting atop the Class A tournament lineup, with the West Genesee Wildcats (9-1, 14-2) taking the #1 seed. But there’s a school on the other side of Syracuse that’s surging just at the right time as the playoffs approach.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Sophomore Sarah LeGrett scored the winner with 39 seconds left in the third overtime to lift Honeoye Falls-Lima past Canandaigua 12-11 in a Section V Class B lacrosse quarterfinal game on Monday.
from MPNnow.com
The No. 8 seeded Webster Schroeder girls lacrosse team advanced in the opening round of the Section 5 Class A tournament on Monday with a 20-11 victory over No. 9 Gates Chili at Webster Thomas High School.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Gino Prestiagiacomo had two goals and three assists to lead No. 9 Greece Athena/Odyssey to an 11-9 win over No. 8 Greece Arcadia/Olympia Monday in a Section V Class A first-round lacrosse game.
from MPNnow.com
After losing twice to Marcus Whitman in the last seven days, the Mynderse boy’s lacrosse team defeated the Wildcats on Monday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class C tournament.
from the Corning Leader
The effects of a six-day layoff were apparent following a first quarter that was a bit too close for head coach Ken DiDomineck’s liking. But from there, it was smooth sailing for second-seeded Bath Haverling Monday.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Kelsie Gooding scored with 48 seconds left to lift Owego past host Seton Catholic Central, 14-13, in a Section 4 Class C girls lacrosse semifinal Monday.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Horseheads turned back Union-Endicott rallies by controlling the end of both halves to capture the Section 4 Class B girls lacrosse playoff semifinal 11-5 Monday at Horseheads High.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Iroquois are now 3-1 all-time against the Americans in international indoor play with wins coming in the 2003, 2007 and the 2011 World Indoor Championships. The US was led by four goals and one assist from Casey Powell, and three goals and one assist from Drew Westervelt.
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from JustLacrosse Talkback
Below is the 2011 Junior College All Americans. Along with the All Americans, Josh Martin (Niskayuna) from Onondaga CC was named Junior College Defensemen of the year. Josh will be attending Salisbury St next season. Matt Pratt (Chenango Forks) midfielder from Onondaga CC was named Junior College offensive player of the year. Matt will be attending Syracuse University next season. Matt and Josh helped lead Onondaga CC to its 3rd straight national chanmpionship and 5th championship in 6 years with a 12-9 victory over Essex CC.
from Lacrosse Magazine
It is one of the most contentious issues among Division III coaches at their annual convention and in daily conversations with each other. "The fact that Division III is supposed to be participation-based and supposed to be about the 'experience,' and then they limit the number of people who can be on the sideline, to me, is completely outrageous," said Amherst head coach Jon Thompson. "It is completely contrary to the NCAA and their mission. For the students to work as hard as they work on the field and in the classroom, and then for them to get robbed of the opportunity to me seems wrong. Honestly, it seems immoral."
from NLL.com
The Iroquois Nationals are on target for another appearance in the final of the world indoor lacrosse tournament. The Nationals defeated the United States 11-10 to finish round-robin play in their group with a perfect 3-0 record Monday, earning a bye to the Friday semifinals.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Four members of the second-ranked and national semifinalist Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team have earned IWLCA Division II All-North Region accolades, as announced by the association on Monday afternoon. Senior midfielder Rebekah Elmer (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee), senior defender Katlin Walker (Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan Academy) and junior attacker Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) were named to the North Region First Team.
from Inside Lacrosse
From CitrusTV.net, comments from players and coach John Desko following Syracuse's OT loss to Maryland.
from Brockport Athletics
Sophomore attack Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) was named first-team All-American while junior Karen Bianchi (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) and senior Amanda Massmann (Bohemia, NY/Connetquot) each garnered second-team All-American honors.
from Inside Lacrosse
After recording an assist in his MLL debut against Denver two weeks ago, Boltus scored two goals in the Nationals’ 14-10 loss against Chesapeake on Thursday night. He scored a power-play goal midway through the second quarter before adding an unassisted goal in the third quarter to trim the Nationals’ deficit to 9-6.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have the second overall selection in the upcoming 2011 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The selection comes after back-to-back years of Rochester having the first overall picks in 2009 and 2010 to bring in Syracuse University stars Sid Smith and Cody Jamieson, respectively. The Knighthawks will have eight picks in the six-round draft, with the details of the event to be announced at a later date.
Monday May 23, 2011 9:15AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
In the end, its land of dreams became the land of broken dreams. Gillette Stadium. This was the venue where Mike Leveille’s heroics propelled the Orange to national champions in 2008. It is where Matt Abbott’s incredible over-the-shoulder pass to Kenny Nims with time running out in 2009 incredibly sent SU into overtime vs. Cornell. There, Sid Smith, Dan Hardy and Cody Jamieson donned their Superman capes and carried SU to another title.

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from Zach Brown and Chris Iseman / The Daily Orange
Though their final memory in an SU uniform will be suffering a heartbreaking 6-5 overtime loss to Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, the Syracuse seniors will still leave the school as the winningest class in the SU's storied lacrosse history.
from The Boston Globe
Grant Catalino grew up playing lacrosse about 80 miles outside of Syracuse in the shadows of the storied lacrosse program at Syracuse University. But by the time Catalino reached his senior year of high school, it wasn’t the Orange who heavily recruited the attackman, it was the University of Maryland.
from The Chronicle-Express
Mustang laxers head to Section V Class C tournament with a big win in their regular season finale, and have earned the No. 1 seed in the Class C tournament, which begins Monday. They will host No. 16 seed Batavia Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
from The Chronicle-Express
The Penn Yan Lady Mustang lacrosse team has nailed down second place in the Finger Lakes League behind first place Marcus Whitman.
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse lost to Maryland, 6-5, in overtime in a defensive battle at Gillette Stadium. Maryland’s Grant Catalino scored the game-winner with 32 seconds remaining in the extra session. The Orange closes the season with a 15-2 record and the senior class concludes its tenure with a 60-8 record, which is the most wins for any four-year group in school history. Senior goalie John Galloway had 11 saves and the Orange forced 12 turnovers. The loss breaks Syracuse's streak of 25 consecutive NCAA Tournament quarterfinal victories.

Story from Dave Rahme
from Maryland Athletics
Senior Grant Catalino (Webster Schroeder) scored with a low-to-high rocket from the right wing with 0:32 left in the first overtime to give the University of Maryland men's lacrosse team a 6-5 victory over No. 1 seed Syracuse in front of 14,122 Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

The Terps advance to the Final Four in Baltimore and will play No. 5 Duke, which defeated No. 4 Notre Dame, 7-5, in the second quarterfinal game at Gillette Stadium. The Terps/Blue Devils match-up will be the second game of the Saturday doubleheader that features No. 6 Denver meeting No. 7 Virginia in the first game at 4 p.m.
from RIT Athletics
The RIT men's lacrosse team had their dream season come to an end on Sunday, losing to the reigning Division III champions, Tufts University 16-12 in the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Semifinals at RIT Turf Field. The Tigers finished the season with a 19-1 record, while Tufts is 18-2 and moves on to face Salisbury University in the National Championship Game on Sunday, May 29 in Baltimore, Maryland.
from Monroe CC Athletics
The Monroe Community College women's lacrosse team withstood a late rally to defeat Anne Arundel CC 8-6 and win the program's second straight NJCAA national championship.
from Zach Brown / The Daily Orange
John Galloway was a split second late. The Syracuse goaltender tried to elevate his stick to meet the rising shot from Maryland attack Grant Catalino, but he just missed it. He spun around to see where the ball was with the hope that it had continued moving up and over the crossbar. But with Maryland's bench flooding out onto the field and the Terrapins' beginning their celebratory dogpile on Catalino, Galloway already knew where the shot landed.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Kristina Renner brought the offense for No. 8 East Rochester on Friday, scoring 10 goals in an 18-13 win over No. 9 Livonia in the first round of the Section V Class C girls lacrosse tournament.
from the Times-Union
Even though her goal with 2:40 left in regulation tied Thursday's Section II Class A semifinal, Niskayuna junior All-American midfielder Kayla Treanor thought she let her teammates down seconds later.
from SportsFive.net
On the second day in a row, the sun shone brightly and the contest was exciting and powerful as the Irondequoit Eagles visited Red Raider country and won a 10-7 victory over Fairport. The highly anticipated game was moved from an earlier rainout and played as the last regular season game for both teams on the "extra" day built into the schedule by Section Five Lacrosse. Both teams entered the game with 12 wins and 3 losses.
from MPNnow.com
Canandaigua and Penn Yan Academy are the revered, storied programs with rich traditions in the sport of girls lacrosse, but it appears that the local torch has been passed down for another to take the limelight. The new boss, who’s not the same as the old boss, is clad in navy-and-gold. Who am I talking about? Marcus Whitman, that’s who.
from US Indoor Lacrosse
Casey Powell powered the U.S. offense in a dominating 22-1 win over Ireland at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. The Americans’ alternate captain netted five goals and added five assists to help his country improve to 2-0.
from NLL.com
The Iroquois Nationals won comfortably as well on Sunday, 25-5 over Czech Republic. Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks) scored five goals. Roger Vyse (Buffalo Bandits) scored four times in the win.
Sunday May 22, 2011 9:00AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
There is an uneasy feeling surrounding the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s noon game with Maryland today at Gillette Stadium in the NCAA quarterfinals. Why?
from Albany Athletics
Tewaaraton Award finalist Shannon Smith scored four of her five goals in the first half, as Northwestern put together a convincing 18-4 victory over UAlbany in the NCAA Tournament's quarterfinal round on Saturday, May 21 at Lakeside Field. The Wildcats advanced to semifinals for the seventh consecutive year.
from Cortland Athletics
Hannah Church and Kelsey Markiewicz each scored four goals as the nationally seventh-ranked Gettysburg women's lacrosse team defeated fourth-ranked Cortland, 13-11, in the semifinals of the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament Saturday night at Adelphi University.
from Neil Kerr / The Post-Standard
Scores and Recaps from one boy's and three girl's Section 3 playoff games. (scroll down to Girl's Lacrosse)
from the Auburn Citizen
The Jordan-Elbridge girls lacrosse team won its fourth playoff game in school history on Saturday afternoon, upending Cortland 13-4. The No. 10 Eagles broke open a 2-2 tie early to score five unanswered goals in the first half en route to the victory over the seventh-seeded Purple Tigers in the Section III, Class C tournament.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
If all goes to form, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team could snag the top state Class C ranking and the Section III Class C title at the same time.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Iroquois Nationals made an emphatic return to international lacrosse by defeating Ireland 23-3 in the opening world indoor championship game Saturday. "It was a big moment for us," said head coach Duane Jacobs. "To get here without any problems, it was a big relief when we got off the plane."
from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Rattlers returned to Rochester after a three-year hiatus, but they apparently didn't get the memo that their Major League Lacrosse game was starting at 7 p.m. and literally sleep-walked their way through a dreadful opening period.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
On Saturday, No. 7 Virginia outscored No. 2 Cornell, 7-0, in the second quarter at Hofstra University to completely, inexorably alter the complexion of the game.

“They came out early and often,” said Big Red coach Ben DeLuca, “and put us on our heels right off the bat.”

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from Le Moyne Athletics
National Player of the Year candidate Claire Peterson registered seven points on four goals and three assists to lead top-ranked Adelphi to an 18-13 win over the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Division II semifinals at Motamed Field.

Story from the Post-Standard
from Chris Iseman / The Daily Orange
When John Desko walked on to the field at Gillette Stadium last month before Syracuse's game against Providence, the memories flooded his mind. The thoughts of the two championships his team won on that same field took over.

He knew his senior class felt the same way.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The United States trailed the host Czech Republic in the second quarter before turning on the jets and flying away with a 14-5 victory in its opening game of the world indoor lacrosse championship Saturday.
from the Utica-Observer Dispatch
I was interested in Jennifer Dobrodziej’s story because it’s an uncommon scenario in this day-and-age. Athletes today, and especially women, have more options to play sports and making it more likely there are teams for boys and girls. That’s not the case at Proctor for girls lacrosse. The school does not have a girls team and that’s why Dobrodziej played with the guys.
from NewsObserver.com
It wasn’t until standout junior Laura Zimmerman (Westhill) scored just as the half expired that the Tar Heels had a toe hold they could use to lift them over Loyola and into the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. While the final score was relatively close – 16-13 in favor of UNC – the Tar Heels had a measure of comfort in the second half after Zimmerman's goal, never leading by less than three.
Saturday May 21, 2011 11:00AM
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has announced the 122-player tryout pool for the U.S. men’s national under-19 team that will travel to Turku, Finland, in 2012 for the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships. The tryouts will take place July 7-10, 2011, at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Catonsville, Md.

Flynn (Mountain Lakes High School, N.J.) and assistant coaches Jack Crawford (Loyola Blakefield, Md.), Tom Duquette (Norfolk Academy, Va.) and Tom Rotanz (Shoreham-Wading River High School, N.Y.) will lead the selection of the final 23-man roster, which will be announced July 15.
from Donna Ditota / The Post-Standard
For Roy Lang, good is never quite good enough. The Cornell junior was a unanimous pick for the 2011 All-Ivy team. No other Big Red midfielder has accumulated more points this season. No other Big Red midfielder presents the problem that Lang’s 6-foot-3 frame and abundant athleticism provides.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Maryland, behind sophomore Curtis Holmes, is winning 61 percent of its faceoffs this season. Syracuse is at .494. In a game that is otherwise evenly matched, extra possessions could prove to be pivotal.
from Syracuse.com
West Genesee, Watertown, CBA are the top seeds. Find the brackets at Lax 3.0
from Neil Kerr / The Post-Standard
Bound for Syracuse University to play lacrosse, senior attacker Kevin Rice netted four goals and added five assists to lead defending Section III Class C champion Skaneateles to a 19-1 trouncing of Lowville to start the Section III playoffs Friday night.
from The Star-Gazette
The Corning boys lacrosse team will get a third shot at Ithaca after pounding Binghamton, 14-2, in a Section 4 Class A semifinal game Friday night at Corning Memorial Stadium.
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
Three years ago, Thomas Guadagnolo was a freshman watching on as his older brother Kyle, a defenseman, co-captained the Syracuse Orange to the 2008 NCAA Championship victory. An All-American from Jordan-Elbridge, Thomas saw time mostly at long-stick midfield on that team as one of several young players making contributions in their freshman campaigns ad securing their first of two national titles.
from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
Le Moyne senior midfielder Rebekah Elmer was staring at the start of a long, detail-oriented practice one afternoon earlier this week, and she greeted it the only way she could.
from ESPN
Only one undefeated team is left in the women's lacrosse NCAA tournament … but that squad is an underdog for Saturday's quarterfinals. And that's OK with Albany.
from the Buffalo News
Amherst product Jodi Battaglia battles back from a painful injury to lead unbeaten Albany into Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal against powerhouse Northwestern.
from the Times-Union
The University at Albany women's lacrosse team has won 18 straight matches to remain the only undefeated program in Division I. The Great Danes need one more victory to prove they deserve mention among the royalty of the sport.
from The Ithaca Journal
In the Faceoff Classic on March 12 in Baltimore, Cornell and Virginia entered the fourth quarter tied, 7-7. Fifteen minutes of lacrosse later, the Big Red walked off the field losers, undergoing what many on the team considered a letdown in the fourth quarter of an 11-9 loss.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Tommy Palasek remembers his first night in Syracuse as a member of the Orange lacrosse team. The team went to Delmonico’s to kick off preseason camp and Palasek, a spring-semester transfer from Johns Hopkins, sat there “not knowing anybody, not talking to anybody.” Fast-forward to Wednesday night when the team returned to the restaurant for some camaraderie prior to Sunday’s noon NCAA quarterfinal contest with Maryland (11-4) at Gillette Stadium (ESPNU).
from the Baltimore Sun
A year ago, Salisbury's Sam Bradman scored 58 goals and had 28 assists on his way to being named the USILA Division III midfielder of the year. He was only a sophomore, and few knew his name, or his game . . . Bradman is just as versatile on the lacrosse field. In fact, he has played every position from goalie to attack. His father, Dave, played collegiately at Adelphi and was Bradman's head coach at Canton.
from Fairport - Est Rochester Post
The Barons, who trailed by as many as four goals in the first half, outscored the Titans 7-4 in the second half. Brighton scored four straight goals in the fourth quarter to take a lead they would not relinquish.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Taylor Smith certainly picked a good night to score her 100th varsity career goal for the Binghamton High girls lacrosse team.
from The Corning Leader
The Corning Hawks made the most of the good weather Friday, by handing Binghamton a 14-2 Section IV, Class A semifinal defeat at Memorial Stadium.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagel Observer
As the no. 7 seed, The Warriors, who reached the semifinals from a similar spot one year ago, hosted no. 10 seed South Jefferson and relied on steady play in all phases of the game to eliminate the Spartans 14-8, while the no. 12 seed Mustangs saw its season end with a 10-6 loss to no. 5 seed Homer.
from the Baltimore Sun
As in life, youth is a tantalizing commodity in college lacrosse . . . On the opposite end of that spectrum is Maryland and Syracuse, a pair of storied programs that will meet in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal at noon Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
from The Washington Examiner
The weight of history is impossible to ignore Sunday in the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinal between Syracuse and Maryland.
from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Nikki Branchini has been chosen to the Capital One District I Women's At-Large Academic All-America Team, as voted by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Branchini, a first-team selection, will move on to the national ballot and that team will be announced on June 9.
from Hamilton Athletics
Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child), Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) and Meg Pengue '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) made the first team. Anne Graveley '11 (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury HS) was placed on the second team. A total of 32 players from programs located in New York received all-region honors.
from Sal Maiorana / The Democrat & Chronicle
"Obviously we're very excited," said B.J. O'Hara, who coached the Rattlers from 2004-08 in their first stint in Rochester and is back to lead the reincarnated team. "Things are shaping up and the stadium looks great. The organization has been working hard to get everything ready and marketing the event, and we think we'll have a good crowd."
from the Rochester Rattlers
Check out Episode 1 of Sports Authority's Inside the Rochester Rattlers. An in depth look at highlights, analysis and player features for you the Rattlers Fan. (Video 6:49)
from Syracuse Athletics
A 2010 Capital One Second Team Academic All-American, Galloway earned a degree in public relations from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 2010-11, Galloway was Syracuse’s male recipient of the BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award, and he’s a current finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award presented to the nation’s most outstanding men’s lacrosse student-athlete.
from the Baltimore Sun
CBS Sports Network analyst and former Syracuse All-American defenseman Steve Panarelli helped the Orange reach the Final Four in 2004 and 2006 with the team capturing the national championship in 2004. Panarelli discussed the most interesting game of the NCAA tournament quarterfinals this weekend and a key storyline for each contest.
from Inside Lacrosse
This week's "Inside the Beats" features Jovan Miller. A senior All-American midfielder at Syracuse Jovan has helped the Orange to a 15-1 record thus far. In 2011, JoviNation23 has put up 23 points (12 g, 11 a) and will look to take on Maryland this Sunday at 12 p.m. being held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA in the quarter finals of the DI NCAA Tournament.
Friday May 20, 2011 12:15AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse goalie John Galloway has started 66 of 67 games in his career while setting an NCAA record for wins in a career with 59. The one game he missed was the 2009 NCAA Tournament quarterfinal vs. Maryland at Hofstra. Galloway became violently ill the day before the game and yielded to Al Cavalieri, who made 14 saves in his only career start and sparked the Orange to an 11-6 victory.
from Villanova Athletics
Senior long-stick midfielder Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) of the Villanova men's lacrosse team was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II At-Large First Team as announced on Thursday, May 19. By virtue of his placement on the district's first team, Karalunas is eligible for the national Academic All-America ballot, which will be voted upon by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
from YNN.com
The Le Moyne women's lacrosse team has only lost twice this season, both times to undefeated Adelphi. Needless to say, the Dolphins are hoping the third meeting will be a charm as they get ready to face off with the Panthers again in the NCAA Division II semifinals this weekend. (Video 0:54)
from YNN.com
The Cornell men's lacrosse team is hoping fate does not turn into déjà vu this weekend as it plays a regular-season rematch with Virginia in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals at Hofstra. (Video 1:15)
from The Post-Standard
Farrell had this to say about the matchup: “Anytime you play a great player like Joel, it’s always a challenge, and you want to match up well against him. …
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
At the start, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team were happy to get another shot at Christian Brothers Academy Thursday night at Alibrandi Stadium, more than a month after their first encounter went to four overtimes.
from Gates-Chili Post
The Irondequoit-Eastridge lacrosse game can be considered a rivalry match because of the proximity of the two schools. But with the Eagles known as a local and regional powerhouse and Eastridge building their program steadily under first-year coach Dave McAlpin, just performing well is an accomplishment for the Lancers.
from WPTV-TV
Three years ago, Mikey suffered from a rare immune disease that nearly took his life. During his seven week battle, doctors had to amputate both of his hands, and both feet.
Thursday May 19, 2011 10:15AM
from the Daily Times
Thomas Grimm has become the 12th player in Carthage boys lacrosse history to earn Section 3 All-America honors.
from YNN.com
Sophie Racciatti scored three goals and added four assists as the top-ranked CBA girls lacrosse team beat third-ranked Marcellus 15-9 Wednesday night. (Video 0:35)
from the Baltimore Sun
There are so many tantalizing storylines peppered in Sunday’s NCAA tournament quarterfinal between top-seeded Syracuse and Maryland. One of those plotlines will center on the first-ever meeting between Terps senior long-stick midfielder Brian Farrell and Orange senior long-stick midfielder Joel White.
from The Chronicle Express
The Penn Yan Youth Lacrosse League is sponsoring our annual "Lax By The Lake" Lacrosse Festival on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at the Keuka College Jephson Athletic Complex on Assembly Ave in Keuka Park.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Major League Lacrosse’s Canadian-born rookies, most notably No. 1 overall pick Kevin Crowley (Hamilton) and his former Stony Brook teammate Jordan McBride (Rochester), have been unable to play thus far for their MLL teams while the players await approval of United States work visas.
from Brent Axe / Syracuse.com
Maryland Head Coach John Tillman came "On the Block" with me on The Score 1260 to talk about his team, preview the match up with Syracuse, and of course talk about that hidden ball trick. (Audio 13:40)
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from RIT Athletics
For the first time since 1999 and fifth time in program history, the RIT men's lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament Semifinals after a 15-10 win over Amherst College in the quarterfinals on Wednesday afternoon at the RIT Turf Field.
from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fifth-ranked Tufts men's lacrosse team built a 10-4 lead early into the fourth quarter, then held off a furious rally by fourth-ranked Cortland to earn a 10-9 win Wednesday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals. The defending national champion Jumbos, who defeated Cortland by the same score in the 2010 semifinals, improved to 17-2, while the Red Dragons' season ended at 16-3 with a tie for fifth nationally.
from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rattlers return to Rochester on Saturday May 21st at 7PM to host the Long Island Lizards in their first Major League Lacrosse home game since 2008. Rochester returned to MLL last Saturday night in a 14-10 away loss to the defending MLL champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Lizards also enter the game with an 0-1 record after dropping their season opener 15-12 to the Boston Cannons in Harvard Stadium last Saturday night.
from The Post-Standard
Fifteen Class C teams begin their quest for a sectional championship on Friday, along with two Class B teams. Class A begins their playoffs on May 24th.

The Brackets are available at Lax 3.0
from Binghamton Athletics
Binghamton University athletics has hired Scott Nelson as its head men's lacrosse coach, the school announced today. Nelson has 24 years of college coaching experience, most recently at Marist, where he led the Red Foxes for the last three seasons, earning conference coach of the year honors this spring. In 24 years, he has recruited and coached more than 100 All-Americans and his teams have won at a 68% clip and have captured three NCAA titles.
from the Auburn Citizen
The Skaneateles boy lacrosse team held the No. 1 ranking in the New York Sportswriters Assocation lacrosse poll the entire season, but in the lastest edition it dropped to No. 2. After a 17-8 win against Skaneateles, Cazenovia not took the top spot in the state, but in the Section III, Class C playoffs as well.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
Milestones in sports are typically spread out enough to allow those involved in it to enjoy those rare moments of fame and glory. Except that, with the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team, big moments keep happening, and may not stop until the first championships in the program's history are secure.
from SportsFive.net
Reed reached an impressive mark for his career points (Tuesday) evening. He broke 350 points (161g-192a). With three more regular season games and then the post-season, Reed will continue to increase his scoring and may break the 200 assist mark. (Reed is headed to Hobart next year)
from SportsFive.net
Detailed recaps of 16 boy's games from Tuesday.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse attackman Tim Desko, who has missed the team’s last seven games with an injury and subsequent infection to his right knee, has been exercising the knee but has yet to rejoin practice. It doesn’t sound as if he will be able to get back in the lineup Sunday when the Orange (15-1) faces Maryland (11-4) at noon in the NCAA quarterfinals at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (ESPNU).
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Ricky Buhr, a true freshman faceoff specialist on the Syracuse University lacrosse team, talks about his approach to taking draws at the Division I level and how important faceoffs could be in Sunday's NCAA Tournament game vs. Maryland in Foxborough, Mass. (Video 3:05)
from LaxPower
"I'm thrilled about this situation and cannot wait to be a part of the Marquette community," said Brundage (West Genesee). "I have always respected Joe and his accomplishments both when I played and coached against him. It will be nice to share a sideline with him instead of finding ways to score on his defense, which has proved to be difficult over the years.
from Albany Athletics
UAlbany is preparing for its first NCAA quarterfinal round appearance when the Great Danes travel to second-ranked Northwestern on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The contest will be televised by the Big Ten Network, with Mike Wolf and Kara Lentz handing the play-by-play.
from Siena Athletics
Siena Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Andrea Duffy has announced that the program has received seven signed National Letters of Intent for student-athletes who will enroll at the college this fall and begin playing for the Saints next spring. Danielle DeLisio, Meghan Morris, Catherine Nolan, Shannon O'Connor, Kaitlin Pericak, Morgan Same and Alyssa Treanor will comprise the Siena Women's Lacrosse Class of 2015.
from the Rochester Rattlers
Long Island and Rochester take the field at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester for a 7:00 p.m. (EST) start on Saturday. This game can be viewed live on ESPN3.com and live locally on FIOS NY and Time Warner Cable-Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Wisconsin. Brighthouse Sports Network will air the game on tape delay Tuesday, May 24th at 1 p.m. (EST).
from ILIndoor.com
“We are excited to get someone with Scott’s experience to take this position,” Evans stated. “He has a wealth of lacrosse knowledge, and will assume primary responsibility for all aspects of our league operations, as well as technology and team services. Scott will work closely with our competition committee, coaches and players to take professional indoor lacrosse to an even higher level. We could not have found a better and more qualified individual for this very important position.”
Wednesday May 18, 2011 10:00AM
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Jaedon Henderson set up goals by Andre Keating and Joe Bucci in the final 36 seconds of the first quarter helping the Ithaca High boys lacrosse team pull away from Corning for a 18-7 victory on Tuesday night in a possible preview of next week's Section 4 championship.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University lacrosse team struggled to find the back of the net for much of Sunday’s 10-4 victory over Siena in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, but one positive to come out of the game was the production of the second midfield line.
from Inside Lacrosse
As everyone is putting on their spikes and grabbing their sticks from car trunks, the pick-up invariably pulls up each evening, tires speckled with mud, and all types of lawn gear stowed away in the back. The driver climbs out and clumps down on the asphalt in his dirt-caked Timberlands, white socks pulled up almost to his knees. He wasn’t there to fix the field. Brian Karalunas was there to play.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Losing isn't fun. But to paraphrase the quote attributed to inspirational Christian pastor Charles Swindoll (as well as former Notre Dame football coach and past US Lacrosse National Convention keynote speaker Lou Holtz), life is 10 percent of what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. The eight teams in the NCAA men's Division I quarterfinals all have something in common: They've lost this season, and it was bad at the time. The key was they reacted positively.
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from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
Let the record show that the last bit of athletic activity on the grass field at Fayetteville-Manlius Stadium involved boys lacrosse senior Ari Waffle taking a pass from Jim Krizman and firing a shot into the net past West Genesee goalie Tim Birchler.

That goal, 2:38 into overtime, gave the Hornets a 7-6 victory over the Wildcats in Tuesday night's regular-season finale - which doubled as the final game before the 47-year-old turf was removed, starting on Wednesday, in favor of a new, community-funded artificial turf that will open for play in mid-September.

Post-Standard Photos
from the Webster Post
The time to lead, of course, is at the end of the game - and that is exactly when Fairport held its only lead against Penfield in their Monroe County Division 1 lacrosse match on Tuesday at PHS. Senior Andrew Hays fired home a buzzer-beater to give the Red Raiders (4-1, 11-3) an exciting 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Patriots (4-2, 11-4).
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Dave Rahme held his weekly Syracuse lacrosse Q&A and answered questions about SU's upcoming NCAA Tournament game against Maryland; the faceoff problems the Orange have been having; who has been playing well and who has been struggling for SU; and much more. Check out the transcript below.
from YNN.com
Fayetteville-Manlius broke ground on its new athletic field and sports facility at the high school. The new field will be made of all-weather turf and the nearly $1 million plan will not cost taxpayers a dime. (Video 0:56)
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Playoffs begin Thursday.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Are you a young player dreaming of winning a Tewaaraton Trophy? Ever done the actual math to calculate your odds? I am a numbers geek and I like looking for patterns, so when this year's Tewaaraton finalists were announced, I perused it to see if I could predict this year's winner based on past years. This is more art than science, but crunching the numbers of both finalists and winners reveals some interesting facts about where the best college players hail from.
from JustLacrosse Talkback
The 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships might be across the ocean, but lacrosse fans will be closer to the games like never before. Team USA announced today that the National Team will air a week-long radio show to recap all the day’s results, which will complement the pay per view webcasts available at www.wilcprague2011.com.
from NHL.com
The Sabres purchase would leave the future uncertain for the National Lacrosse League's Rochester Knighthawks, who are owned by the Americans. The Sabres already own the NLL Buffalo Bandits and would be barred from controlling two teams.
Tuesday May 17, 2011 12:00PM
from the Post-Standard
Have questions about the Orange's chance's in the NCAA Tournament? Wondering about SU's second-round opponent, Maryland? Looking for some information on what fans can expect to see in Sunday's game? Join Post-Standard reporter Dave Rahme for his weekly Syracuse lacrosse Q&A.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
It has been a source of concern all season for the Syracuse University lacrosse team. Sunday’s noon game vs. Maryland at Foxborough, Mass., in the NCAA quarterfinals will be no exception.
from Inside Lacrosse
"Rhamel's status is unchanged. He's not activated for this weekend's game," Starsia said Tuesday. "He has academic issues this week in Virginia. He may join us at Hofstra, outside of that nothing more to report."
from Syracuse Athletics
A limited number of tickets for this Sunday’s NCAA quarterfinal games at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. are currently on sale through the Carrier Dome Box Office. Top-seeded Syracuse will face Maryland at 12 p.m. Sunday followed by Duke versus Notre Dame at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include parking. They can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis over the phone at 1-888-DOMETIX or in person at the box office, which is located at Gate B of the Dome.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Unbeaten RIT will host Amherst College at 4 p.m. Wednesday in an NCAA Division III men's lacrosse quarterfinal at RIT's Turf Field.
from Syracuse.com
Thirteen games including West Genesee/F-M, Liverpool/Corocroan.
from Inside Lacrosse
Everyone knows the postseason is a different beast in college lacrosse. But perhaps few know that as well as Ryan Powell, a four-time All-American at Syracuse who has been through his share of postseason play. His alma mater faces Maryland at noon Sunday in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
from MPNnow.com
The Palmyra-Macedon girls lacrosse team didn’t end the regular season the way they hoped. The Red Raiders struggled in a 14-4 loss to Geneva Monday.
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from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
John Desko perused the statistics sheet after Sunday’s 10-4 win over Siena and noticed some curious numbers. The top-seeded Orange attempted 31 shots in the first 30 minutes of play against the Saints. But by halftime of the NCAA Tournament first-round game in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse led just 4-2.
from Rutgers Athletics
Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tim Pernetti announced Monday that men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Stagnitta has resigned from his position, effective immediately. Stagnitta served as head coach of the Rutgers men’s lacrosse program for 10 years, highlighted by two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2003 and 2004, the first for the Scarlet Knights since making the postseason in 1991.
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
After falling down by four goals early in the game, Onondaga Community College fought back with a nine-goal second half — including the game’s final three tallies — to defeat the Knights of CCBC-Essex 12-9 Sunday afternoon, capping an undefeated season and giving the Lazers their third straight NJCAA championship.

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from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
The top-seeded Orange (15-1) poured 51 shots at the Siena cage and goalie Tom Morr on Sunday night in a 10-4 NCAA Tournament opening-round victory before a crowd of 4,096 in the Carrier Dome. Aided by 19 Saints turnovers and a fierce ride that produced numerous second chances, SU played most of the game in front of Morr.
from Syracuse Athletics
The top-seeded Orange (15-1) defeated MAAC champion Siena (13-5) by the score of 10-4 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 15 at the Carrier Dome. Junior #Tommy Palasek# led the Orange with five points, including a career-best four assists.
from The Post-Standard
SU dominates Siena in NCAA Lacrosse Championship First round action in the Carrier Dome
from the Democrat & Chronicle
In a season that was filled with so many unforgettable memories, seemingly countless Kodak moments that no one associated with Nazareth's 1992 men's lacrosse national championship team will ever forget, one stands alone for its coach, Scott Nelson.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Despite an undefeated season and the North's No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division III tournament, the RIT men's lacrosse team has dealt with an abnormal number of injuries A contender dealing with injuries is nothing new. In fact, a healthy lacrosse team in May is more of a revelation.
from the Baltimore Sun
After Maryland’s 13-6 thumping of No. 8 seed North Carolina in an NCAA tournament first-round game on Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C., Terps coach John Tillman revealed that both senior attackman Grant Catalino (broken bone in hand) and junior midfielder Joe Cummings (right arm) underwent surgeries for their respective injuries.
Monday May 16, 2011 12:15AM
from Nolan Weidner / The Post-Standard
Onondaga Community College overcame a four-goal deficit to win its third consecutive NJCAA championship Sunday with a 12-9 victory over Community College of Baltimore County-Essex.

Reports from the Herkimer website
from Cortland Athletics
The Red Dragons tied a school record with their 19th straight win and bettered their school record for wins in a season by improving to 21-1 overall. With the victory, Cortland advances to the Div. III "final four" for the second time in school history and first since 2006 when it tied for third in the nation. The Red Dragons will face Gettysburg in a national semifinal, while Bowdoin and The College of New Jersey meet in the other semifinal on Saturday, May 21, at Adelphi University.
from Albany Athletics
Jodi Battaglia and Persy Sample keyed a second-half run in leading UAlbany to a 10-7 come-from-behind victory over Dartmouth in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 15 at rain-soaked Scully-Fahey Field. The unbeaten Great Danes advanced to meet second-seeded Northwestern in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Denver Outlaws, Boston Cannons and defending Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks won their 2011 season openers Saturday in front of substantial crowds.
from the Irondequoit Post
On the road or in their own back yard, there really is no safe sanctuary for either team when it comes to any athletic event between the Victor Blue Devils and the Canandaigua Braves.
Sunday May 15, 2011 12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Senior LSM #Joel White# and senior goalie #John Galloway# have been selected as two of the five finalists for the 2011 Tewaaraton Award, which is presented to the nation’s top lacrosse player.
from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Anna Berman has been chosen WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week for her performance in her team's NCAA Tournament victory over Dartmouth, as announced on Monday, May 16 by the national website.
from Hamilton Athletics
Tess Petesch '13 scored with 13.1 seconds left in the second half to lift nationally ranked No. 8 Colby College to a 6-5 win against No. 3 Hamilton College in a 2011 NCAA Division III regional semifinal at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex on May 14.
from Cortland Athletics
Slavik was one of seven Red Dragons who earned first-team All-SUNYAC honors along with senior attacker Jay DiStefano (Huntington/Harborfields), senior midfielder Chris DeLuca (Sayville), junior long-stick defender Jack Kennedy (Camillus/West Genesee), senior short-stick defender Eric Parah (Baldwinsville/C.W Baker), senior defenseman Justin Schneidman (Katonah/John Jay-Cross River) and senior defenseman Shane Crossett (Camillus/West Genesee).
from Lacrosse Magazine
Here's a breakdown of the men's finalists, including a brief on each player and LM staff picks for the favorite to win, surprise finalist and surprise omission.
from Union Athletics
A historic season for the Union men's lacrosse team (13-5, 4-2 Liberty League) came to an end this afternoon, as the Dutchmen fell 6-5 to defending national champion Tufts (16-2, 8-2 NESCAC) in the second round of the Division III NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Bello Field. Junior attack Ted McKenna scored twice for the Dutchmen, and junior goaltender Sean Aaron made 19 stops to lead Union.
from LaxAllStars.com
Sean McGonigle, a Syracuse Lacrosse alum, and current star of the Chronicles of McGonigle over on IL, headed back up to the Carrier Dome for the Orange’s recent game against Notre Dame. As you can see below, the trip back to a big D1 school for a huge game by an alum is just a little different than when I do something like that. He checks in with Roy Simmons, Jr, talks to some fans, takes in the game and makes it an experience. The portion with RS Jr. is, as expected, top notch.
Saturday May 14, 2011 9:00AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
He stands in the shadow of a shadow. It is time the spotlight finally discovered him. Meet Tim Harder, a senior short-stick defensive midfielder on the top-ranked Syracuse University lacrosse team (14-1), which will face Siena (13-4) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU) in the Carrier Dome in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
from Nolan Weidner / The Post-Standard
Two separate dramas will play out this weekend, as Onondaga Community College sends its men’s and women’s lacrosse teams to Herkimer for the National Junior College Athletic Association final four.

Watch all four semi-finals here
from the Little Falls Times
While construction continues on its new athletic facilities and SUNYIT prepares for the addition of lacrosse for men and women in 2011-12, the school announced Friday it would be discontinuing four of its intercollegiate sports programs.
from the Buffalo News
Anthony Patterson scored his sixth goal of the game about two minutes into overtime to lift Niagara-Wheatfield to a stirring, 16-15 victory at Silver Creek.
from Syracuse.com
Friday's results and today's games.
from Syracuse.com
Friday's results and today's games.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Senior attackman Ryan Lamond scored seven goals to help Chenango Forks to a 14-12 Section 4 Lacrosse victory and the Division II title by beating visiting Chenango Valley on Friday. Lamond scored five of his seven goals in the fourth quarter.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Emily Brophy and Kelly Bender each scored in overtime to lead Aquinas to a 10-8 win over Gananda on Friday in non-league girls lacrosse.
from YouTube
Video of Dan DiStefano going coast to coast to score Tuesday night.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Matt Striebel will don a Rochester Rattlers uniform for the first time tonight when the Major League Lacrosse team makes its return after a two-year hiatus with a game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Annapolis, Md. Tonight's game is available on ESPN3.com.

ESPN3.com MLL Schedule
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from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange received the No. 1 seed in the 2011 NCAA Championship and will begin postseason play against MAAC champion Siena on Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. The game is a rematch of a 2009 NCAA first-round matchup won by the Orange, 11-4. This is SU’s 31st trip to the postseason, the fourth-most NCAA appearances by any Division I program, and it enters the 2011 tournament with a 61-19 postseason record.
from The Liberty League
Four Upstate alums make 1st/2nd teams.
from Clarkson Athletics
Senior Mike Perkins (Baldwinsville, NY) and junior Eric Gollands (Chelmsford, MA) highlighted six members from the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team that were picked as 2011 Liberty League All-Stars on Thursday.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
On paper, Saturday night's first-round NCAA Division I tournament game between Cornell and Hartford looks like a mismatch.
from Lacrosse Magazine
It's been a season of firsts, and the Great Danes are not done yet. Seventh-seed Albany (17-0) will look to get the program's first-ever NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament win in its first-ever tournament appearance when it visits Dartmouth to face the Big Green on Sunday at 1 p.m.
from Union Athletics
Union will take on defending national champion Tufts (15-2, 8-2 NESCAC) in the second round on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Bello Field in Medford, Mass. Union is 5-1 in the all-time series against the Jumbos with the last meeting between the two teams taking place on March 23, 2001. In that contest Union earned an 11-4 win over Tufts in the Sun Coast Tournament in New Port Richey, Fla.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The postseason is where the best players are meant to shine, or where new names become known to many for the first time. Some on this list you may know already; others you may not. Either way, keep eyes on each of these sweet 16 players. There is one from each team in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament, listed in descending order of my excitement level of watching them play.
from Syracuse athletics
Enrollment is open for the 2011 Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Camps, which will take place in July. The Nike Cup Team Tournament will take place July 4-7 and the Elite Lacrosse Camp is scheduled for July 28-31.
from Inside Lacrosse
The last time the Rochester Rattlers set foot on a field was in the 2008 Major League Lacrosse championship game. That team defeated the Denver Outlaws, 16-6, and won its first MLL title. That team was led by Joe Walters, John Grant, Brodie Merrill, Alex Smith and Casey Powell. The team relocated to Toronto the following season and became the Toronto Nationals.
Friday May 13, 2011 9:00AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
It has been nearly five years since they made a pact following the 2006 Empire State Games to attend Syracuse University. They had no idea they would rescue the Orange from the abyss and set an unsurpassed standard for domination.

Yet, that is exactly what the ESG seven have done. Josh Amidon, Tim Desko, John Galloway, Jeff Gilbert, Tom Guadagnolo, Jovan Miller and Joel White arrived at SU in the fall of 2008 on the heels of the team’s worst season in 25 years, a 5-8 nightmare. They have fashioned a 59-7 record, surpassing the Class of ‘86’s standard of 57 victories, and own two national championships.
from The Daily News
The Cougars earned the wild-card selection for the nationals, which will take place at Herkimer Community College Saturday and Sunday. GCC is seeded fourth for the NJCAA tournament and will face top-seeded Onondaga Community College — the defending national champions — in the semifinals. The other semifinal will pit second-seeded Nassau Community College against No. 3 seed Community College of Baltimore County-Essex.
from the Times-Union
The University at Albany women's lacrosse team, the only undefeated team in Division I, earned the right to play at home Sunday in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, they'll be in New Hampshire. The stated reason: A once-in-a-lifetime event colliding with a once-in-a-lifetime event.
from LaxPower
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association will induct five new members into its Hall of Fame on Friday, May 13, as part of the NJCAA Men's Invitational Lacrosse Championship Weekend. Bob Buhmann, Ricky Sowell, Greg Tarbell, Regy Thorpe, and Eric Ungleich will be inducted during the NJCAA Tournament Banquet at the Radisson Inn in Utica at 7:00 p.m.
from Donna Ditota/The Post-Standard
When sports despair threatens to disable AJ Fiore, he summons a memory he keeps within easy reach.
from the Baltimore Sun
Senior attackman Grant Catalino and junior midfielder Joe Cummings returned to practice earlier this week, but their availability for Maryland’s showdown with No. 8 seed North Carolina in the NCAA tournament first round on Sunday is still unclear.
from the Brighton-Pittsford Post
The Patriots notch a 13-7 victory over the Titans on Tuesday at PHS as Penfield senior Alex Miles nets three goals and becomes the school's new leader in career goals with 128.
from the Star-Gazette
There is no doubt Corning has proved itself as the top girls lacrosse team in Section 4 and as one of New York state's elite teams. On Thursday afternoon at Horseheads, the Hawks also proved they can respond when pushed.
from the Fairport-East Rochester Post
The East Rochester Bomber boys lacrosse team was riding the crest of the wave, gaining wins in the last seven games they played -the last four of which were on the road- in only their third year of existence.
from the Times-Union
Some banged their gloves against the turf. Others dropped to their knees and clutched their heads, or stared down toward their cleats as they walked off the field. Everyone on the Schenectady boys' lacrosse team was stunned, frustrated and heartbroken.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Sophomore Tori Wehner scored three goals for Pittsford as it held off Fairport 10-9 on Thursday in Monroe County girls lacrosse.
from the Auburn Citizen
The Auburn girls lacrosse team hung with No. 9 Baldwinsville for the first half at Holland Stadium on Thursday night. B’ville took a five-goal lead into the half, but the Maroons didn’t look outmatched.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Maddie Gowan scored twice in 12 seconds to lead a second-half run for Johnson City in a 9-3 victory over visiting Dryden on Thursday in Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse.
from the Corning Leader
Horseheads got within one goal of Corning in the second half, but the Hawks scored the game’s final six goals in a 12-5 Section IV lacrosse victory Thursday.
from the Baltimore Sun
There’s an illuminating article on Laxmagazine.com written by former Sun writer Gary Lambrecht about how the parting of ways between Towson and former head coach Tony Seaman and Navy and former head coach Richie Meade within a span of three hours on Monday afternoon was symptomatic of the necessary evils of the growth of college lacrosse.
from Quint Kessenich, Special to The Baltimore Sun
The NCAA playoffs are like a four-course meal. The round of 16 is a delectable appetizer featuring juicy matchups and story lines. The season comes down to 60 minutes. All eight games can be seen on the ESPN networks in HD, four on Saturday and four on Sunday. Let's sink our teeth into five games that appear most appetizing.
Thursday May 12, 2011 9:00AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse senior Tim Harder talks about his role as a short-stick defensive midfielder and how he has been able to carve out a niche for himself playing one of the toughest positions on the team. (Video 2:52)
from Chris Iseman / The Daily Orange
One of the biggest challenges Syracuse faces heading into the first round of the NCAA tournament can't be solved on the field. But it might be the one thing that can prevent the Orange from suffering an early upset — as it did a year ago when it lost to Army in the opening round.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
You might say the SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team is a family affair. There are the brothers, Mike and Scott Tota of Webster Schroeder.
from SportsFive.net
Livonia defeated Gananda 12-5 after scoring seven of the last eight goals. Gananda kept the game close until midway through the third quarter when the Bulldogs scored six goals to end the third and start the fourth quarters.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Nick Keeler had three goals and Connor Mckercher contributed four assists to lead Vestal over visiting Horseheads 13-6 in Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse on Wednesday.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Senior Mariah Masciarelli fueled the offense with six goals and one assist as Seton Catholic Central defeated Dryden, 18-7, in Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse on Wednesday.
from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
With a hard-fought 8-2 win over Class B rival Homer last weekend and then a 17-5 win over Cortland on Tuesday night, the Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams continue to plow through their league schedule and now sit at 11-0 in divisional play and 14-0 overall.
from Major League Lacrosse
Change of Address: The Rochester Rattlers return to Major League Lacrosse for the 2011 season after a five-year stint as the Chicago Machine … Led by Coach B.J. O’Hara, the Rattlers posted a 4-8 record last year as the Machine … From 2001 to 2008, the original Rochester Rattlers posted a 55-45 record and won the 2008 MLL championship … O’Hara, who was the Machine's coach the last two years, also served as the Rattlers’ coach from 2004 to 2008 and had a 38-24 record during his initial stint in Rochester … The Rattlers open their season this week at defending MLL champion Chesapeake.
from Major League Lacrosse
Want to go behind the scenes of Major League Lacrosse? Our web series 'Inside the MLL' provides fans with weekly game highlights, player and coach interviews, analysis and more! In the first of 16 weekly episodes we take a look at the top stories for each team entering the 2011 Major League Lacrosse Season. Watch the first episode of 'Sports Authority's Inside the MLL' by clicking the video to the right.
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from JustLacrosse
Syracuse/Cornell, Salisbury/RIT Favorites for Finals.
from The Big East
The BIG EAST Conference announced its men’s lacrosse major award winners and all-conference teams following the conclusion of the regular season, with Villanova’s Brian Karalunas named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, Notre Dame’s David Earl selected as BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, Syracuse’s Stephen Keogh as BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year and Syracuse’s John Galloway taking home BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year honors. Voting was conducted among the league’s seven head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players.

At the completion of the second season of BIG EAST men’s lacrosse, Syracuse won the conference regular-season title with a 6-0 mark.
from Syracuse Athletics
The BIG EAST Conference announced its 2011 men’s lacrosse major award winners and all-conference teams on Wednesday, May 11 and Syracuse was once again the league’s most honored team. The Orange garnered three of the five major awards with seniors Stephen Keogh and John Galloway being selected as the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year and BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively, and head coach John Desko winning BIG EAST Coach of the Year.
from Hamilton Athletics
Libby Schultz '12 tied a career high with four goals and Rachel Friedman '13 was credited with a career-best four assists to lead nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College to a 14-7 win against SUNY Brockport in a 2011 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championship first round game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on May 11.

Story from Brockport Athletics
from Cortland Athletics
Twelve different players scored goals as the nationally fourth-ranked women's lacrosse team defeated Keene State College, 21-3, in the first round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
from Union Athletics
Led by a five-goal effort from junior attack Ted McKenna, and 11 saves from junior goaltender Sean Aaron, the Union men's lacrosse team (13-4, 4-2 Liberty League) earned a 15-7 win over Nazareth (11-7, 6-2 Empire 8) in the first round of the Division III NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament. The win was Union's first in NCAA Tournament play. The Dutchmen are making their first appearance in the 31-year history of the Division III tournament.
from The Ithaca Journal
Tracy Rivas scored three goals and the Ithaca College women's lacrosse team fought back from an early four-goal deficit, but 14th-ranked Middlebury eventually pulled away for a 14-7 victory on Wednesday afternoon in an NCAA Division III Championships first-round game.
from Michael Cohen / The Daily Oramge
Stephen Keogh and John Galloway downplayed the significance of being the No. 1 seed. Getting the top spot in the NCAA tournament "doesn't really matter" to Syracuse lacrosse players . . . But their head coach begs to differ.
from Cornell Athletics
The No. 2 Big Red will play host to No. 19/20 Hartford in the first round of the 2011 NCAA tournament when the two teams meet at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised to a nationwide audience live on ESPNU.
from JustLacrosse Talkback
www.livesportsvideo.com will stream semi final and final action for both the Men's and Women's NJCAA lacrosse tournament. Livesportsvideo.com is proud to be able to stream the final rounds of the tournament live from Wehrum Stadium on the Herkimer County Community College Campus this Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th.
from JustLacrosse Talkback
For the fifth straight year, ESPN networks will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Coverage will be in high definition across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU beginning Saturday, May 14, and concluding with the national title game on Monday, May 30. ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile will also carry select games.
from Inside Lacrosse
For the fifth straight year, ESPN networks will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Coverage will be in high definition across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU beginning Saturday, May 14, concluding with the national title game on Monday, May 30.
from TVbytheNumbers.com
The 2011 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season will feature all 36 regular-season games streamed live on ESPN3.com as the eleventh season of MLL action is slated to begin Saturday, May 14, with a tripleheader. In addition, the2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game and the Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
from MPNnow.com
Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc and defenseman Pat McCready have been named to the National Lacrosse League All-Pro First Team for the 2011 season. For Vinc it marks the third time in his career he has been named an All-Pro, while the honor is the first for 16-year pro Pat McCready.
Wednesday May 11, 2011 9:15AM
from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse returns to Rochester for the first time since 2008, when the Rattlers won the franchise’s only MLL Championship. On November 23, 2010 the Adirondack Sports Group announced that the Chicago Machine agreed to move their operations to Rochester for the 2011 MLL season. Four players from the 2008 team return to the roster in 2011: Casey Powell (A), Kyle Guadagnolo (D), Joe Smith (D), and Andrew Spack (M).
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse attackman Tim Desko will probably continue to be out of the lineup at 7:30 p.m. Sunday when the Orange faces Siena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the Carrier Dome (ESPNU).
from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Syracuse and Central New York carries a very big stick and footprint into the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse tournaments that begin this week across the country.
from Hamilton Athletics
Libby Schultz ’12 (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Emma Willard School) was a co-offensive performer of the week pick, Meg Pengue ‘12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) was selected defensive player of the week and Katie D’Antonio ’14 (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City Senior HS) picked up her third rookie of the week award.
from the Daily Times
SUNY Potsdam junior Rashaun Durden has been named the 2011 SUNYAC men's lacrosse Player of the Year and Bears coach Rick Berkman was named the Coach of the Year.
from the Times-Union
Hall of Fame men's lacrosse coach Paul Wehrum took the Union College job five years ago because he was looking for a new challenge. After losing in the Liberty League Tournament for three straight years, Wehrum began to wonder if he was up to the task.
from the Daily Times
Piroli broke Ryan Powell's 1995 record with 12 assists — nine by halftime — against the Cyclones. He is the first Comet to win five league titles in his varsity career.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Taylor Farrell's seven goals and two assists propelled Seton Catholic Central girls' lacrosse team to a 19-12 victory over visiting Chenango Forks on Tuesday in a Section 4 Conference game.
from YNN.com
Eight different Warriors scored as the Liverpool girls lacrosse team cruised to a 17-8 win over C-NS Tuesday night. (Video 0:30)
from YNN.com
The J-D boys lacrosse team stayed unbeaten as they defeated Cortland 17-5 on Tuesday night. With the victory, the Red Rams extended their winning streak to 36 straight, the best in the area. (Video 0:59)
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Heading into the fourth quarter Tuesday night at St. John Fisher College, Pittsford's perfect boys' lacrosse season was suddenly in peril.
from Neil Kerr / The Post-Standard
Trailing for much of the first period, the host Cazenovia boys lacrosse team rallied behind the five-goal effort by senior midfielder John Greacen and 18 saves from goalie Ben Romagnoli to hand No. 1 state-ranked Skaneateles its first loss of the season 18-9 on Tuesday.
from the Star-Gazette
Laura Ciccotti and Jess Kallenborn each scored three goals Tuesday to help the Horseheads girls lacrosse team beat Union-Endicott, 15-9, in a Section 4 game.
from the Daily Courier-Observer
Scoring five unanswered goals in the third quarter to reverse a 5-4 halftime deficit, the Potsdam Central boys lacrosse team went on to defeat St. Lawrence Central 11-9 on Friday in Northern Athletic Conference play.
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from RIT Athletics
RIT men's lacrosse head coach Jake Coon was named the Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year on Tuesday. It is the second straight season that Coach Coon has earned the honor. Coon led RIT, 17-0 on the season, to its second straight Empire 8 Championship and a berth into the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship for the second straight year and 13th time overall.
from RIT Athletics
Senior long-stick midfielder MJ Kiekebelt (Caledon, Ontario/St. Andrews College/Aurora) was named the 2011 Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year on Tuesday. Kiekebelt is the first defender to earn player of the year honors in conference history.
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has released the list of 24 finalists on the 2011 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame men’s and women’s ballots. From these ballots, the respective National Lacrosse Hall of Fame voting committees will select the 2011 induction class. US Lacrosse will announce the inductees prior to Memorial Day weekend.
from The AP / CTPost.com
In the heat and blowing sand of Iraq, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Justin Bokmeyer dusted off his rusty lacrosse skills by thumping shots against a concrete wall that surrounded the base. Packing up a box of personal items he's shipping to Afghanistan in advance of his yearlong deployment, 1st Lt. Adam Fullerton made sure to include his lacrosse stick.
from Phil Blackwell / Eagle-Observer.com
For more than a month, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team had eagerly waited a second shot at Skaneateles, the only team it lost to in 2011. That eagerness only grew when that other group of Lakers assumed the no. 1 state ranking and kept it throughout the spring.
from Phil Blackwell / Eagle-Observer.com
Loudly announcing its intentions to contend for both league and Section III honors in a couple of week's time, the Chittenango girls lacrosse team went to East Syracuse-Minoa Monday night and put together a 12-10 victory over the Spartans to improve to 9-3 on the season.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Post-Standard lacrosse reporter Dave Rahme recently held his weekly Syracuse lacrosse Q&A, answering questions about the selections for the NCAA Tournament, Tim Desko's injury, SU's faceoff problems and much more. Check out the transcript below.
from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College hosts SUNY Brockport in a 2011 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championship first round game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on Wednesday, May 11, at 5 p.m.
from MPNnow.com
For the second straight year the Keuka College women’s lacrosse team swept the conference tournament championships after they defeated Husson University by a score of 15-8 at SUNY Morrisville on Saturday.
from CollegeLacrosse.com
I had a chance to talk with Syracuse play-by-play announcer, Brian Higgins, about Selection Sunday and the upcoming 2011 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. Higgins gives his overall thoughts as well as some potential upsets, his take on the final four, and if Virginia is a better team without the Bratton brothers.
from Cornell Athletics
Former Cornell men's lacrosse players Mitch Belisle '07 and Max Seibald '09 are ready to represent the U.S. Men's National Indoor Lacrosse Team when they travel to compete in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Prague, Czech Republic this month.
from Inside Lacrosse
The Denver Outlaws have acquired midfielder Peet Poillon, who registered the MLL’s third-leading point total last season, in exchange for attacker Dan Hardy, the team announced on Tuesday.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The formation of the North American Lacrosse League was announced Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at a New York City restaurant. The NALL, which said it intends not to compete with the already existing National Lacrosse League, will consist of at least six teams in "medium-sized" U.S. markets and will begin play in January 2012.
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that it has added EFX Performance to its steadily growing stable of licensees. Beginning with the 2011 season, MLL players will be sporting their team’s custom wristbands both on and off the field.
from SportsGrid.com
Gonzaga (D.C.) High School sealed the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference boys lacrosse championship with an 80-yard goal as time expired.
Tuesday May 10, 2011 8:15AM
from the Little Falls Times
Playing on the field named for their coach’s former coach, Paul Wehrum, the Lazers outscored their two Final Four opponents 50-18 and claimed their seventh consecutive regional title.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Once again the Atlantic Coast men’s lacrosse conference has cooked the books. Once again the gullible NCAA selection committee has turned a blind eye to the practice. This time the victim is the Colgate men’s lacrosse team.
from Bud Poliquin / The Post-Standard
Almost never do we hear coaches or athletes declare something along the lines of: “We did the best we could do . . . and we got beat. We didn’t lose; the other side won. We didn’t get outworked; we got outscored. This wasn’t a referendum on character; it was a game.”
from Eric Weintraub / the BU Pipe Dream
With a hard-fought loss to top-seeded and nationally ranked Stony Brook University in the America East conference tournament on Wednesday, the Binghamton University men's lacrosse team saw its wild ride of a 2011 season come to an end.
from the Little Falls Times
Longtime Herkimer County Community College coach Paul Wehrum’s Union squad defeated Clarkson University 9-8 in Saturday’s semifinals then beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 8-7 in double overtime to claim the title Sunday at Frank Bailey Field. The win puts the Dutchmen in the NCAA’s Division III tournament for the first time.
from Brockport Athletics
Sophomore Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee), junior Karen Bianchi (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) and senior Amanda Massmann (Bohemia, NY/Connetquot) each earned first-team All-SUNYAC honors for the Golden Eagles (10-6 overall, 6-2 SUNYAC).
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ken Burkus scored with 3.2 seconds left in the first overtime period as visiting Vestal escaped with a 10-9 victory over Binghamton in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse game on Monday.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Vestal's Jenna Battaglini scored the game-winning goal with 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter as the Golden Bears edged host Binghamton, 12-11, in a Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse game Monday.
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle Observer
The Warriors, who have risen to no. 11 in the state Class A rankings and entered the CNS game with a 12-1 record, began another successful week by going to Holland Stadium last Tuesday night and pummeling Auburn 17-2.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
The No. 88 jersey of Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson brought in the most money, $1,200.
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from Steven J. Pallone / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse Coach John Desko and senior players John Galloway and Stephen Keogh, talk to the media about the 2011 NCAA Tournament at Manley Field House on Monday afternoon. (Video 2:25)
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse senior Joel White and junior Tommy Palasek have been recognized for their performances in Saturday’s 20-6 victory over St. John’s. White was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Palasek was picked to the league’s weekly honor roll on Monday, May 9.
from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca women’s lacrosse team placed six on the Empire 8 All-Conference first and second teams, more than any other team, announced Monday.
from MPNnow.com
The Tigers open the NCAA Tournament Saturday against the winner of the Dennison/Ohio Wesleyan first round matchup. Thanks to an undefeated regular season and Empire 8 title, RIT is one of six teams to earn a first round bye. One look at the Tigers men’s lacrosse team and you must think it would be disappointing for them to not make a deep postseason run.
from Georgetown Athletics
Graduate student attackman Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) was named BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after his seven point, two goal, five assist performance in the Georgetown Men's Lacrosse teams 11-9 victory over No. 9 Villanova on Saturday evening. Senior long stick middie Barney Ehrmann (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly honor roll for the second time this season.
from the Baltimore Sun
No. 6 Maryland’s 10-8 loss to No. 14 Colgate on Saturday – and subsequent fall from a top-eight seed and a home contest in the first round of the NCAA tournament – was influenced by the absence of senior attackman Grant Catalino and junior midfielder Joe Cummings.
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) released Monday all official team rosters for the 2011 season. Over the past month, teams have held intensive training camps in an effort to narrow down the forty man pre-season rosters to active rosters of only twenty-five men. Teams had until 3 PM ET on Monday to submit their rosters to the League office.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks veteran Pat McCready decided to shelve his retirement plans to play with his nephew, Joel, who plays transition for the Knighthawks. What a great decision that has turned out to be for the 36 year old. Today, he capped off his 16th season in the league with the winning of the 2011 National Lacrosse League’s Defensive Player of the Year Award.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc equaled another league record today set by former Knighthawk Steve Dietrich with his being named the 2011 National Lacrosse League Goaltender of the Year. For the man known as V-no, pronounced Vino, the win is even sweeter this season.
from the Baltimore Sun
Varsity athlete Graham Dennis never thought of the pen knife he carried in his bag to repair his lacrosse stick's strings as a dangerous weapon. It was a tool of the sport, he believed, until Easton High School officials found the item in a search of bags on a school bus headed for a game.
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from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
The Orange (14-1) will face Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Siena (13-4) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Carrier Dome, a fate it learned Sunday night when the seedings for the 16-team field were announced. SU played Siena in the opening round of the 2009 Tournament and prevailed 11-4 en route to its second consecutive national title.

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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell men's lacrosse team will play host to Hartford in the first round of the 2011 NCAA tournament when the two teams meet at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. The Big Red is the second seed in the tournament and would play its next contest at Hofstra, if it can knock off the Hawks in the first round.
from Cortland Athletics
The winner of Saturday's game advances to the national quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 18, and will face either Nazareth College, Union College or defending national champion Tufts University (Mass.) at a site to be announced. Nazareth hosts Union in the opening round Wednesday, with that winner traveling to Tufts on Saturday for the second round.
from Cortland Athletics
The winner will play in a four-team regional on Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15, and will face either Endicott College (Mass.) or Tufts University (Mass.) in the second round. Other first-round matchups in Cortland's portion of the bracket are Hamilton College hosting The College at Brockport and Colby College (Maine) hosting Norwich University (Vt.). The site of the four-team May 14-15 regional will be announced after the first round is completed.
from The Observer-Dispatch
They probably never would admit it, but the Continentals expected to be here. The Hamilton College women’s lacrosse team swept through the Liberty League in the regular season, and won two games in two days this past weekend to win the league championship.
from The Times-Union
The Siena men's lacrosse team earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament with a 12-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game in Buffalo. Appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history, the Saints (13-4) will face top-seeded Syracuse at 7:30 Sunday night at the Carrier Dome.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The race for the final Pool C (at-large) berth was won by Nazareth, which edged out Haverford. Despite three losses by 13 goals or more – including a 24-10 loss in the finals of the Empire 8 tournament - the Golden Flyers were bolstered by a very strong strength of schedule. Rob Randall's crew will host Union, the winner of the Liberty League, in the first round on Wednesday.
from The Daily News
GCC is seeded fourth for the NJCAA tournament and will face top-seeded Onondaga Community College — the defending national champions — in the semifinals. The other semifinal will pit second-seeded Nassau Community College against No. 3 seed Community College of Baltimore County-Essex.
from Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team learned late Sunday night that it had been selected for an at-large bid to play in the 2011 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament that begins Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Eagles (10-6) will face Hamilton College (17-1) in the first round Wednesday at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. The game time will be announced Monday.
from Le Moyne Athletics
The second-ranked and third-seeded Dolphins will visit fifth-ranked and second-seeded Dowling on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m in the NCAA Division II First Round. Le Moyne enters the tournament 17-2, while the Golden Lions have registered a record of 15-2.
from Albany Athletics
In making its first NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Tournament appearance, the University at Albany will travel to Dartmouth for a first-round matchup on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. The Great Danes, who are the NCAA's seventh seed, earned the America East Conference's automatic berth with an 11-4 victory over UMBC in the conference tournament final.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
The Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team will be sitting on the sideline for the first time since 2002 when the Division II NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament commences next weekend.
from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team concluded another successful season with a 12-2 overall record and a 10-0 record in the Northeast-10 Conference to win the NE-10 regular season championship. Winners of 44 consecutive conference games, this marks the 11th time in 12 seasons the Dolphins have finished the conference schedule unblemished.
from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse women's lacrosse squad completed another successful season in 2011. The Orange, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Gary Gait, won seven of its last nine games and posted a 10-8 record this season. It marks the fifth consecutive year that Syracuse has posted 10 or more victories. The Orange earned a share of the BIG EAST regular-season crown with a 7-1 record in league play. Syracuse has now won or shared the regular-season title in four of the last five seasons.
from the Baltimore Sun
Dermot Coll, an associate athletic director at Air Force, also chairs the NCAA selection committee for Division I lacrosse, and he spoke late Sunday night on ESPNU about the reasoning behind some of the decisions the group made regarding the 16-team field.
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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell men's lacrosse won its first-ever Ivy League tournament title with a 15-6 win over No. 17 Harvard on Sunday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved its win streak to 10 games with the triumph behind a suffocating defense and an offense that rolled through the final 32 minutes with 13 goals.
from Siena Athletics
Siena wasn't about to let another championship slip through their hands. A year after one of the most excruciating losses in program history, the Saints showed no mercy in thumping Detroit 12-3 in a one-side MAAC Championship Game at the Demske Sports Complex. Siena, which wins its second MAAC Tournament Championship and sets the program single-season record for wins with 13, receives the MAAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
from RIT Athletics
Senior midfielder Jordan MacIntosh (Oakville, ON/Holy Trinity) was named the Tournament MVP, scoring three goals and dishing out three assists in the championship. The Tigers earn the automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament which begins next week. The 24 goals scored by RIT in the title game was the most goals the Golden Flyers had allowed in the program's history.
from Union Athletics
Junior midfielder Nick Alfonzetti scored at :36 of double overtime to lift No. 2 Union (12-4, 4-2 Liberty League) to an 8-7 win over No. 3 Rensselaer (11-6, 4-2 Liberty League) in the Liberty League Championship at Frank Bailey Field. The Dutchmen clinched their first Liberty League title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament, the school's first in the 31 year history of the tournament.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Cornell left nothing to question entering the 2011 NCAA tournament. The Big Red is firmly ensconced in the category of top contenders for a national title. A three-minute non-releaseable penalty on Harvard's Kevin Vaughan helped turn a low-scoring affair into a Cornell blowout in Sunday's Ivy League men's championship game. The Big Red used three man-up goals during that stretch to snap a 2-2 tie and go on to beat the Crimson, 15-6.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Tournament Most Valuable Player Erica Devito scored seven goals to lead top-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi to a 17-11 win over the second-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship game on Sunday afternoon at Motamed Field.
from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca women’s lacrosse team (11-6) was edged by 10th-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology (15-3), 10-9, in the Empire 8 championship game on Sunday afternoon. Despite outshooting the Ducks 12-6 in the second period, Stevens netted three goals to the Bombers’ two to snap a 7-7 halftime stalemate.
from LaxPower
Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) made his final game on the Hilltop a memorable one, scoring two goals and dishing out five assists to lead Georgetown University (7-7, 4-2 Big East) past No. 10 Villanova (11-4, 3-3 Big East), 11-9 on Senior Night at Multi-Sport Field.
from the Corning Leader
Goals have been hard to come by in recent days at Memorial Stadium. Coming off a 7-5 win over Section V power Canandaigua on Thursday, the Corning boys lacrosse team managed just five goals Saturday against Vestal.
from the Corning Leader
Considering how lopsided most of the games have been, you might be tempted to question the quality of competition the Corning girls lacrosse team has faced through eight games this season.
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse sophomore Michelle Tumolo was named to the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse All-Tournament team following the championship game on Saturday, May 7. Tumolo led the Orange with three goals in a one-goal loss to eventual champion Loyola in the semifinals on Thursday.
from Lacrosse Magazine
It was a strange night of lacrosse that began with Bandits star John Tavares being dropped from the lineup at the last minute and ended with Toronto goalie Bob Watson needing to make a save in the waning seconds to preserve a 12-11 Rock victory.

from TheBandits.com
Sunday May 8, 2011 12:15AM
from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the first seven goals of the game and went on to defeat Potsdam, 16-3, in the championship game of the 2011 SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons won their 11th consecutive game, improving to 15-2 on the season, and earned an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth with the victory. The Bears, playing in their first-ever men's lacrosse conference title game, fell to 8-9.
from Albany Athletics
Jodi Battaglia had five goals and two assists in leading UAlbany to an 11-4 victory over UMBC and capturing its first-ever America East Conference championship on Saturday, May 7 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes, who are ranked No. 8 in the IWLCA poll and No. 5 by deBeer/Inside Lacrosse, earned the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance at the Division I level.
from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team broke open a tight game by closing the first half with six straight goals and went on to defeat The College at Brockport, 14-6, in the championship game of the SUNYAC Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.

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from Cornell Athletics
The No. 2 Big Red will play in its second consecutive Ivy League tournament championship game when it plays host to No. 17/18 Harvard on Sunday, May 8 at noon. The game will be available to a nationwide audience on ESPNU, as well as online at ESPN3.com.
from The Observer Dispatch
Libby Schultz, the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, led the way with four goals and an assist as the Continentals, 17-1, ranked third in the nation and winners of 16 straight games, won their fifth consecutive league championship and the automatic NCAA berth that goes with it.
from Canisius Athletics
No. 20 Massachusetts ran away from the Canisius College women's lacrosse team in the second half, outscoring the Griffs 10-3 in the stanza en route to a 16-8 victory on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament Play-In Game. The loss ends the best season in the program's history for the Golden Griffins with a 14-6 record. The 14 wins and .700 winning are both the top marks in the school's record book.
from The Daily Orange
Arguably the biggest achievement in Syracuse's 20-6 romp of St. John's went overlooked. Head coach John Desko didn't mention it at the postgame press conference. Neither did any of the players. But with a win against the Red Storm, SU secured the Big East championship for the second consecutive season. After last weekend's victory over Notre Dame, Syracuse controlled its own destiny heading into Saturday's date with SJU.
from Syracuse Athletics
No. 1 Syracuse captured its second consecutive outright BIG EAST Championship on Saturday, May 7 with a 20-6 win against St. John’s (4-10, 2-4) in the regular-season finale for both teams at the Carrier Dome. The Orange received goals from 15 different players in the victory and the team’s 20 goals marked a season high.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior all-conference attacker Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored five goals and dished out an assist to lead the second-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-7 win over seventh-ranked and third-seeded Stonehill in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Championships on Saturday afternoon at Adelphi's Motamed Field.
from Ithaca College Athletics
The third-seeded Ithaca women’s lacrosse team (11-5) held second-seeded and 23rd-ranked Nazareth (11-5) scoreless in the first half of its Empire 8 semifinal contest propelling the Bombers to a commanding 15-4 victory at Stevens Institute of Technology. Ithaca will vie for its fifth conference title as they play top-seeded and 10th-ranked Stevens on Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. for the right to the Empire 8’s automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament.
from RIT Athletics
The RIT women's lacrosse team ended their season on Saturday, losing to top seeded Stevens 15-6 in the Empire 8 Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Tigers finish the season with a 6-11 record. The Tigers trailed by three at the half, but the Stevens defense stiffened in the second half allowing just one RIT goal.
from The Daily Times
A member of the General Brown Central School lacrosse team was arrested by state police Tuesday for allegedly hitting a member of the Immaculate Heart Central School team in the face with a lacrosse stick.
from the Baltimore Sun
According to a team source, Catalino has a broken bone in his hand and will be held out of the game. Catalino is tied with junior midfielder Joe Cummings for the team lead in goals (24) and ranks third in points (32).
Saturday May 7, 2011 8:30AM
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Nearly 15,000 fans watched the Syracuse University lacrosse team defeat Notre Dame a week ago and snatch away the Irish’s No. 1 ranking in the process. Here are a dozen good reasons why they should return to the Carrier Dome at 1 p.m. today (Time Warner) to witness the Orange face St. John’s:
from Nolan Weidner / The Post-Standard
For the first time in more than a decade, the Le Moyne men’s lacrosse team will stay home from its conference tournament final. The Dolphins, ranked No. 1 in Division II and the top seed in this year’s Northeast-10 tournament, were upset 7-6 in Friday’s semifinal round by fifth-seeded Merrimack. That hasn't happened to Le Moyne since 1999.

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from Cornell Athletics
Cornell shook off an early first half deficit thanks to an outstanding defensive performance, advancing to the Ivy League championship final at Schoellkopf Field for the second straight year after an 11-7 victory over Yale on Friday evening. The conference semifinal win will pit the league champion Big Red against No. 3 seed Harvard on Sunday at noon for the conference's automatic bid.

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from Army Athletics
On a night when No. 19/20 Army honored 14 members of the Class of 2011, senior attackman Jeremy Boltus tallied a career-high six assists and senior midfielder Rob McCallion recorded his 100th career point in a 15-10 loss to No. 3/4 Johns Hopkins under the Michie Stadium lights on Friday night. Senior attackman Kyle Wharton led players with five goals for the visiting Blue Jays.
from The Ivy League
Unlike the game a week ago when Dartmouth doubled up Harvard 14-7 in Hanover, N.H., the Crimson was on the offensive in this match scoring seven goals in the second half alone. Sophomore attack Jennifer VanderMeulen (Liverpool) led the way for the Crimson with three goals, her last an unassisted shot that hit the back of the net just under three minutes remaining. The goal put Harvard up two, 11-9, as the clock was winding down.
from the Daily Times
Piroli, Grimm, Kehoe combine for 23 points in 18-3 win over General Brown.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Senior attackman Ryan Lamond scored the game-winner 27 seconds into overtime Friday to give Chenango Forks a 13-12 victory over visiting Owego in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse match.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Kelsey Palmer closed the game with three goals to lead Johnson City past Dryden, 12-9, in Friday's Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse match at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
from the Corning Leader
Fourteen different players made the score sheet and of those, seven tallied multiple goals. It’s been that sort of season for the undefeated Corning girls lacrosse team.
from the Daily Courier-Observer
The Salmon River boys lacrosse team continued its dominance of NAC opponents on Friday, pulling away to a 23-3 win at home over Saranac Lake.
from the Niagara-Gazette
Last Saturday, the Buffalo Bandits almost beat themselves by blowing a late four-goal lead at home. Tonight, the Bandits will try to beat their “mirror image,” according to coach Darris Kilgour. Buffalo will host the Toronto Rock in the East Division finals at 7:30 p.m. at HSBC Arena with a trip to the National Lacrosse League championship game on the line.
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from Nazareth Athletics
Freshman Collin Clark scored a career-best five goals, including the game-winner early in the fourth quarter Friday, as third-seeded Nazareth stunned second-seeded Stevens, 13-12, in the opening round of the Empire 8 Conference Tournament for men's lacrosse. The victory, which avenged a 19-6 defeat to the Ducks on April 23, improved Nazareth's overall record to 11-5 and lifted the Golden Flyers in Sunday's Empire 8 Conference title game at RIT.
from RIT Athletics
The No. 2 RIT men's lacrosse team needed a big second half comeback to beat Ithaca College in the Empire 8 Tournament semfinals on Friday. The Tigers trailed 6-1 at the half, but rallied, outscoring the Bombers 12-3 in the second half to advance to their second straight Empire 8 Championship game. RIT will host Nazareth College in the title game on Sunday, May 8 at 12 pm.
from Cortland Athletics
Sophomore Mary Hartzheim (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) scored a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists to lead the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 23-8 win versus Geneseo Friday afternoon in the SUNYAC Tournament Semifinals. The Red Dragons improved to 17-1 with the victory and will play in their 13th consecutive tournament title game versus third-seeded Brockport, a 16-6 winner over Buffalo St. in the second semifinal. The Knights fell to 12-4 with the setback.

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from Le Moyne Athletics
All-Conference midfielder Brad McAdam scored the game-winning goal for the second straight year as fifth-seeded Merrimack upset the top-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team, 7-6, on Friday afternoon in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship semifinals at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.

Merrimack, which becomes the first program to beat the Dolphins in Syracuse in consecutive games since New York Tech did so in the 2002 and 2003 NCAA Semifinals, stormed out of the gates to start the game.
from Hamilton Athletics
Libby Schultz '12 scored three goals and added an assist to lead nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College to a 10-7 win against Skidmore College in a 2011 Liberty League women's lacrosse championship semifinal at Hamilton's Steuben Field on May 6.

Top-seeded Hamilton (16-1 overall) advanced to its sixth straight league final. The Continentals will play Union College -- a 9-8 winner against Rensselaer in the second semifinal -- in the championship game at Hamilton on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m. The Continentals and Union will be meeting in the final for the sixth year in a row.
from Siena Athletics
Siena is heading back to the MAAC Championship Game for the third straight year. The top seeded Saints rallied from an early three-goal deficit and exploded for 10 second half goals in an 18-8 rout over No. 4 seed Jacksonville in the MAAC Semifinals Friday at the Demske Sports Complex. The Saints advance to the title game Sunday at noon against the winner of tonight's second semifinal between Marist and Detroit.
from Brockport Athletics
Six different Golden Eagles scored two-plus goals, led by sophomore Kaila Maguire (Potsdam, NY/Potsdam), who scored four goals as Brockport blew out No. 2 Buffalo State 16-6 Friday afternoon at Cortland.
from RPI Athletics
Wes Rudy scored a man-up goal with 2:12 to play in the second overtime to lead Rensselaer to a 13-12 Liberty League men’s lacrosse semifinal win over Skidmore College at Wachenheim Field. The fourth seed Engineers advance to Sunday’s championship game at second seed Union College at 12 p.m. Union was a 9-8 winner over Clarkson.
from Union Athletics
Union freshman midfielder Jonathan Andrews scored three goals, including the game-winner, to lead men's lacrosse to a 9-8 win against No. 3 seed Clarkson (8-7) in a Liberty League semifinal contest at Frank Bailey Field. Junior goaltender Sean Aaron made nine saves, including a stop in the final seconds to help No. 2 Union hold off a late rally by the visiting Golden Knights.
from Union Athletics
Kristin Joyce scored four goals and added an assist to become the school's all-time career point leader as Union College hung on to edge Rensselaer 9-8 in a 2011 Liberty League women's lacrosse championship semifinal at Hamilton College's Steuben Field on May 6.
from RIT Athletics
Eight members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were named to the 2011 Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference team which was announced on Thursday.
from Syracuse Athletics
No. 1 Syracuse concludes the 2011 regular-season on Saturday, May 7 with a 1 p.m. matchup versus St. John’s at the Carrier Dome. The Orange can clinch its second straight outright BIG EAST regular-season title with a victory against the Red Storm. The Orange has won its last four games since losing to Cornell on April 12 and comes into the game with a 13-1 overall record and a 5-0 conference mark. St. John's is 4-9 overall and 2-3 in the BIG EAST.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will have nearly a dozen representatives at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague, May 21-28. The eight-team tournament will take place in Eden Arena.
Friday May 6, 2011 8:45AM
from Lindsay Kramer/The Post-Standard
Heading into today’s 12:30 p.m. SUNYAC semifinal against visiting Geneseo, Abbott has 102 points (46-56) this year. If the No. 4-ranked Red Dragons (16-1) win, then take the SUNYAC final Saturday and advance to the NCAA Division III tournament, Abbott should soar past the 110-point bar.
from the Times-Union
The top-seeded Saints (11-4) will attempt to capture their second Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship at the league tournament that begins Friday in Buffalo. Siena will face Jacksonville (5-9) in a semifinal at 4:30 p.m. The winner will meet Detroit or Marist in the championship game Sunday at noon.
from The Binghamton Pipe Dream
Though neither of the Binghamton University lacrosse programs were able to bring home an America East Championship this season, nine players were named to All-Conference teams while one was named to the America East All-Academic Team.
from the Corning Leader
The Corning Hawks were in catch-up mode for much of their clash with Section V power Canandaigua Thursday. However, the Hawks’ deficit never exceeded two, thanks in large part to the play of Tyler White in the cage.
from YNN.com
A 6-0 run in the first half put the top-ranked West Genesee girls lacrosse team ahead to stay on Thursday as the Lady Wildcats remained unbeaten with a 12-8 win at Baldwinsville. (Video cuts off at 0:14)
from YNN.com
Six Lakers scored at least two goals on Thursday as the top-ranked Skaneateles boys lacrosse team improved to 10-0 with a 17-5 rout of Christian Brothers Academy. (Video 0:33)
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ithaca took control of Vestal early and didn't let up Thursday in an 18-3 Section 4 Conference lacrosse rout of the Golden Bears.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Julia Maczko had five goals and five assists to fuel Vestal's girls to an 18-9 lacrosse victory over visiting Union-Endicott on Thursday in a Section 4 Conference game.
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from Army Athletics
Two of the most storied programs in men's lacrosse history renew a series that dates back to 1921 on Friday night under the Michie Stadium lights when No. 19/20 Army hosts No. 3/4 Johns Hopkins. Friday night will be Senior Day for the Black Knights, and the game is televised live on CBS Sports Network.

Fans are encouraged to head out to Michie Stadium early on Friday to take part in a bevy of pregame activities to include Black Knights Alley, West Point tours, tailgates and more. Click here for detailed information on all pregame activities for fans young and old.
from Nolan Weidner / The Post-Standard
Hear from Le Moyne's lacrosse coach, Dan Sheehan and recently named Northeast-10 player of the year, Jack Venditti, a Baldwinsville grad. Dolphs have lost three straight title games, and they are No. 1 now. Dolphs had an early loss this season. Sheehan and Venditti talk about the pressure of having to win every week to stay alive for NCAA berth. (Video 2:29)
from the Iroquois Nationals
The uncertainty about participation of team Iroquois is now getting some light shed on thanks to the help from the Organizing Committee. The Czech Immigration officials would not implement any obstacles for the team Iroquois entering the Czech Republic even if they use their own Haudenosaunee passports as oppose to the US and Canadian passports after some much needed help from the Czech Embassy in Ottawa and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
from MetroWNY.com
Unable to match its opponents intensity and feeling somewhat uncomfortable away from the friendly confines of Howe Field turned into a recipe for the ending of a remarkable regular season run for Hamburg.

West Seneca East upset the four-time defending sectional champion Bulldogs 6-5 on May 2 to end Hamburg’s 44-game winning streak against fellow Western New York Class B teams during regular season play.
from Albany Athletics
Jodi Battaglia and Ariana Parker each scored five goals to power UAlbany to an 18-7 victory over New Hampshire in the America East Conference Tournament's semifinal round on Thursday, May 5 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes advanced to Saturday's championship and will meet UMBC, a 12-11 overtime winner against Boston University.
from Syracuse Athletics
No. 15 Syracuse's comeback attempt came up a goal short in a 12-11 setback to No. 9 Loyola in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament in Washington, D.C. The Orange trailed by as many as six goals twice in the game.
from Inside Lacrosse
This week's Lax Her Essential focuses on men's lacrosse legend and Syracuse women's coach Gary Gait along with women's standout and Loyola coach Jen Adams. While at Maryland, both won four consecutive NCAA Championships and recently received Big East Conference Co-Coach of the Year awards. (With Audio, 22:27)
from The Ivy League
After an exciting and dramatic season of Ivy League men's lacrosse, Cornell, Penn, Harvard and Yale converge on Ithaca N.Y., on May 6 and 8 to play in the second Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament. There is a lot on the line for the four teams, as the tournament champion will earn the League's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.
from The Ithaca Journal
The Feely Rule went in effect in the first week of March. The Cornell men's lacrosse team was in the midst of a mid-week practice, preparing for a Saturday afternoon game at Army, an opponent the Big Red respects as much as any other. The practice, coach Ben DeLuca recalled Thursday, was "sluggish."
from William Smith Athletics
Six members of the William Smith College lacrosse team were honored by the Liberty League today as voted on by the league’s coaches. Sophomore Marissa Potter, junior Lucy Johnson, and junior Megan Brophy earned spots on the All-Liberty League second team, while junior Callie Frelinghuysen, junior Kathryn Gillan, and sophomore Kathleen Ragan received honorable mention.
from Hamilton Athletics
Nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton (15-1 overall, 8-0 Liberty) swept the league's four major awards. Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) was selected the offensive player of the year, and Meg Pengue '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) was named defensive player of the year.
from Hamilton Athletics
Pax Anthos '14 (Wellesley, Mass./Loomis Chaffee School [Conn.]) was selected the league's rookie of the year. Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) and Corbin Brown '11 (Lincoln, Mass./Milton Academy) were voted first team all-league.
from Clarkson Athletics
Senior Mike Perkins (Baldwinsville, NY) and junior Eric Gollands (Chelmsford, MA) highlighted six members from the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team that were picked as 2011 Liberty League All-Stars on Thursday.
from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca men’s lacrosse team had six players receive year-end honors from the Empire 8 announced by the league office on Thursday. Senior David Gal (Loomis Chafee (Conn.)/Amherst, Mass.), a three-time Empire 8 selection, led the way for the Bombers earning Empire 8 first-team accolades.
from Major League Lacrosse
Spring is here and change is in the air - now you can be a part of it! NCAA Lacrosse is gathering opinions via an 8 minute survey about what you love and what you don’t like so much about college lacrosse events. This is your chance to have an impact on future college lacrosse events. To make your opinions heard.
from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced that Rochester Knighthawks Owner & General Manager Curt Styres has won the General Manager of the Year Award for the 2011 season, and Knighthawks Head Coach Mike Hasen has won The Les Bartley Award, presented to the Head Coach of the Year.
Thursday May 5, 2011 1:00PM
from CNYCentral.com
It felt like the shortest game of the season in Section III, but it was definitely the most surreal game of the season. (Video 1:08)
from the Baltimore Sun
The No. 15 Black Knights (9-5) will celebrate the careers of 12 outgoing seniors in their regular-season home finale. They also have a shot at upsetting the No. 4 Blue Jays (11-2) and further strengthening their candidacy for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.
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from MaxPreps.com
Though the voice was already hoarse by late in the first quarter, the man barking out encouragement and instructions to his players between amusingly frank feedback to the officials was unmistakable to even casual observers of the sport in Central New York.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
When it comes to the SUNY Geneseo women's lacrosse team, there's only one thing better than having a Syracuse Westhill graduate on the team. Having three.
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head coach Gary Gait was named BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse co-Coach of the Year and six members of the Orange were honored on the league all-conference teams at the BIG EAST Conference Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, May 4 in Washington, D.C.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
The No. 1. Syracuse University lacrosse team will be without junior attackman Tim Desko for the sixth consecutive game when it faces St. John’s at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
from YNN.com
They'll get another Dome game in the playoffs next week, but Saturday is still Senior Day for the SU men's lacrosse team.
from YNN.com
Morgan Kanavy and Erin Walter each scored four goals . . .
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Kasey Kuzma scored seven goals and added one assist to help the Broome Community College women's lacrosse team finish its season on a high note with 10-7 victory over visiting Region III foe Jefferson Community College on Wednesday.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Maine-Endwell's girls' lacrosse team scored five goals in the first five minutes to lead the way to a 15-4 Section 4 Conference victory on Wednesday over visiting Owego.
from YNN.com
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team ended its America East tournament semifinal on a 5-0 run but it was not enough as the Bearcats' season ended with a 12-8 loss to top-seeded and 13th-ranked Stony Brook on Wednesday. (Video 0:49)
from Binghamton Athletics
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team mounted a late comeback that included the game's final five goals, but top-seeded Stony Brook held on for a 12-8 decision in the America East Tournament semifinals Wednesday night from LaValle Stadium.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lacrosse attackman Stephen Keogh scored four goals Saturday in an 11-8 victory over Notre Dame, giving him 130 for his career, No. 10 on SU's list of all-time goal-scorers. Keogh talks about how he and star goalie John Galloway get together after practice for extra shooting drills on their own, each giving the other valuable tips on how to play his position better. (Video 2:16)
from The Post-Standard
Description: The Le Moyne men's lacrosse team, ranked number one in Division II, practices Wednesday May 4, 2011.
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from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team held The College at Brockport scoreless for a span of 33 minutes, three seconds stretching from the first to the third quarters and went on to defeat the Golden Eagles, 13-5, in a SUNYAC Semifinal matchup Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 14-2 on the season and will host Potsdam Saturday at 4 p.m. in the conference championship game with an NCAA Div. III berth on the line. The Bears edged Geneseo, 18-17, in the second semifinal at Potsdam.

Story from Brockport Athletics
from Albany Athletics
Branchini, who was the America East's top player last year, becomes the third athlete to win multiple conference player of the year awards, joining Boston University's Chrissy Lombard (1999-2001) and Sarah Dalton (2008-09). A defensive midfielder from Guilderland, N.Y., she is also the first UAlbany player to earn first-team All-America East recognition four times.
from the Utica Observer Dispatch
The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team, together with the Morrisville and surrounding communities, recently raised more than $2,800 for the Wounded Warrior Project, raising awareness about the program which helps injured service members returning home from battle.
from Stevens Athletics
Stevens Institute of Technology is proud to host the 2011 Empire 8 Women’s Lacrosse Championship on May 7 and 8 at the De Baun Athletic Complex. Top seed Stevens, second-seeded Nazareth College, third-seeded Ithaca College, and fourth-seeded Rochester Institute of Technology will be competing for the conference’s automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
from RIT Athletics
The RIT women’s lacrosse team will travel to Stevens this weekend for the 2011 Empire 8 Championships. RIT, seeded fourth, will play the top-seeded Ducks in one semifinal on Saturday at 12 p.m. Second-seeded Nazareth, will play Ithaca, seeded third in the second semifinal, also at Stevens on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The winners of the semifinals will meet in the Empire 8 Championship on Sunday. The winner of that game receives an automatic berth into the 2011 NCAA Tournament. RIT finished Empire 8 play with a 5-3 record, and is 6-10 overall.
from LaxPower
Albany senior defensive midfielder Nikki Branchini (Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland) and Boston University sophomore attacker Danielle Etrasco (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) took home America East Women's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Year honors on Wednesday afternoon.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
The Syracuse University lacrosse team remains No. 1 in the latest RPI released Tuesday by the NCAA. The Orange is almost a lock to be the top seed when the selection committee convenes this weekend to determine the 16-team field for the Division I NCAA Tournament. The field will be announced at 9 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU).
from ESPN
The safest way out of a helicopter, it would seem, would be to wait for the thing to land. That goes for pretty much anyone, but particularly for a man whose frame sits atop a pair of ankles and legs that wreaked havoc on the college lacrosse field a year ago.
from the Baltimore Sun
Colgate coach Jim Nagle understands what’s at stake when the No. 14 Raiders visit No. 6 Maryland at Byrd Stadium in College Park on Saturday. A victory, and Colgate (10-5) will likely be in the conversation for an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. A loss, and the Terps (10-3) will move on while the Raiders stay home.
from the Utica Observer Dispatch
Mohawk Valley Community College and Herkimer County Community College will play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III women’s lacrosse tournament this weekend at HCCC’s Wehrum Stadium.
from the Rome Sentinel
The Rome Free Academy boys lacrosse team fell to hosting Corcoran High of Syracuse, 17-7, on Tuesday for their fifth loss of the season.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
“Curt Styres has made a positive and lasting impact on the franchise and the sport of lacrosse,” said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. “Curt is the only NLL team owner that is also a member of our Competition Committee. I think this speaks to his passion and commitment to the sport. The NLL congratulates him on this well-deserved award.”
Wednesday May 4, 2011 8:00AM
from the Irondequoit Post
Pittsford defeated Penfield 11-7 Tuesday at Penfield in a matchup of two of the top girls lacrosse programs in the area.
from Neil Kerr / The Post-Standard
Dashing from behind the cage and blasting a shot into the Westhill goal with 38 seconds to play, All-CNY senior midfielder Lyle Thompson furnished state-ranked host LaFayette with a dramatic 13-12 win over Westhill in a rain-soaked Onondaga League boys lacrosse game Tuesday.
from The Auburn Citizen
The Auburn boys lacrosse team scored twice in the first quarter but couldn’t keep the momentum going against Liverpool at Holland Stadium on Tuesday night. The Warriors (10-1) scored 14 times in the first half en route to a 17-2 win.
from SportsFive.net
Sophomore JV lacrosse player Will Hunerlach's community service project involved collecting comfort care items to send to US troops serving overseas. When news of Jake's deployment reached the Brighton lacrosse community, Will's community service project was embraced by both players and parents.
from SportsFive.net
Eight recaps and what's on store for today.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Results and box scores.
from the Ogdensburg Journal
The Salmon River boys lacrosse team blitzed Canton 22-2 on Tuesday in Northern Athletic Conference play.
from the Ogdensburg Journal
Down 5-3 at halftime, the Canton Central girls lacrosse team engineered a second half comeback against Potsdam to claim an 8-7 decision in Northern Athletic Conference action.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Cameron Gunn's five goals and two assists keyed host Broome Community College 25-4 victory over fifth-seeded Jefferson CC in a National Junior College Athletic Association Region 3 men's lacrosse quarterfinal.
from St. John Fisher Athletics
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team closed out the 2011 season with an 18-8 win over visiting Elmira College in an Empire 8 Conference matchup at Fisher's Growney Stadium.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Jordan Hall arrived in Rochester in November and made his presence known immediately, doing everything from teaching lacrosse, to delivering Thanksgiving turkeys to raising money for local charities.
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from Cornell Athletics
For the second straight year, Cornell's Rob Pannell has been selected as the unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year and a first-team All-Ivy selection, as was voted on by the conference's seven head coaches. Joining Pannell on the first team is junior midfielder Roy Lang and senior defender Max Feely, while senior attackman David Lau was named second team. The sophomore defensive duo of Jason Noble and Mike Bronzino are both honorable mention All-Ivy selections.
from The Ivy League
Six of the eight Ivy League schools are represented on the 12-member All-Ivy first team, led by four Big Green selections. Cornell, Harvard and Princeton each have a pair of first team selections while Brown and Penn have one representative each.
from Hamilton Athletics
Nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College will host the 2011 Liberty League women's lacrosse championship at Hamilton's Steuben Field on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. No. 1 seed Hamilton plays No. 4 Skidmore College in the first semifinal at 2 p.m. on Friday. No. 2 Union College takes on No. 3 Rensselaer in the second semifinal at approximately 4. The winners meet in Saturday afternoon's final at 3.
from The America East Conference
University of Hartford's Scott Bement (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) and Binghamton University's Brandon Planck (Cortland, N.Y./Cortland) have earned the final America East men's lacrosse weekly honors of 2011 after leading their respective teams to important victories on Saturday. Bement took home Player of the Week accolades while Planck received Rookie of the Week recognition for the week ending May 1.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Post-Standard lacrosse reporter Dave Rahme recently held his weekly Syracuse University lacrosse online Q&A, answering questions about the status of Tim Desko; the NCAA Tourament; and Tewaarton Award prospects. Check below for the transcript.
from the Baltimore Sun
Army’s season isn’t over yet. Despite falling to No. 14 Colgate in the semifinals of the Patriot League tournament on Friday, the No. 15 Black Knights could insert itself into the conversation for a berth by defeating No. 4 Johns Hopkins in the regular-season finale for both teams on Friday night.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Five members of the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team have received Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference honors, as voted upon by the conference's head coaches and announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
BU faces a daunting challenge when it plays at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium at 7 Wednesday night. Stony Brook, the 13th-ranked team in NCAA Division I, went undefeated in five conference games this season, including a 13-6 win against BU at Stony Brook on April 16. Stony Brook (9-3, 5-0 in America East) lost just two home games this season.
from Binghamton Athletics
Six members of the Binghamton men's lacrosse team garnered America East All-Conference accolades, the conference office announced Tuesday. Senior defenseman Derrick Danieu and junior long-stick midfielder Ben Waldron earned first-team recognition, while sophomore attackman Matt Springer secured a spot on the second-team. A trio of BU freshmen in Michael Antinozzi, Greg Cove and Brandon Planck were named to the conference's All-Rookie team.
from Hobart Athletics
Hobart junior midfielder Bobby Dattilo and junior attackman Sam Miller earned 2011 all-conference honors in a vote of the ECAC Lacrosse League’s head coaches. Dattilo is just the third Statesman to garner first team honors, while Miller merited a spot on the second team.
from Cortland Athletics
2011 SUNYAC MEN'S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT
Semifinals – Wednesday, May 4
(#4) Brockport at (#1) Cortland, 4 p.m.
(#3) Geneseo at (#2) Potsdam, 4 p.m.
from SUNY Potsdam
The second-seeded Bears, who finished the regular season with a 4-2 record in conference play and 7-8 overall, will play their first SUNYAC Tournament home game in the program's history. Potsdam joined the league in 2002.
from Albany Athletics
University at Albany's Joe Resetarits has been chosen to America East Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Team, as announced on Tuesday, May 3 by the conference office. Resetarits, a junior midfielder, was a member of the first team. Freshman Miles Thompson was named the league's rookie of the year.
from Cobleskill Athletics
“I think this a testament to the direction our program is headed in and is a reflection of the hard work that our staff and players have put in to this point,” said Fighting Tiger Head Coach Ryan Gunzinger. “Any time you have seven all-conference players I think it shows the commitment you’ve received from the entire team.
Tuesday May 3, 2011 8:45AM
from Zach Brown / The Daily Orange
If all goes according to plan, the Iroquois Nationals will be playing in the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in the Czech Republic on May 21 . . . But Cody Jamieson won't believe any of it until he steps off the plane in Prague for the tournament.
from SportsFive.net
Yesterday's recaps, and today's schedule of 15 Section 5 Boy's games
from Syracuse.com
Monday's results, and Tuesday's schedule: Section 3 Boys | Section 3 Girls
from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Alexis Garbarino scored four goals, and Caroline Grosso and Keggan Griffith added three goals and an assist each as Maine-Endwell cruised to a 16-4 victory at Johnson City in a Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse game Monday.
from the Daily Times
Kailah Kempney scored 10 goals and assisted on another to lead Carthage to a 14-11 Frontier League victory over General Brown in girls lacrosse Monday.
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Rachel Siciliano had five goals and one assist and Alex Fisher added six assists to lead Brockport to a 12-10 win over Rush-Henrietta Monday in Monroe County girls lacrosse.
from Hamilton Athletics
Rachel Friedman '13 scored a career-high seven goals to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 14-6 win against Union College in a Liberty League game at Union's Frank Bailey Field on April 30.
from Michael Cohen / The Daily Orange
In front of the Notre Dame goal, JoJo Marasco spun relentlessly to try and get free. With two Fighting Irish defenders hounding him down the right alley, Marasco sprinted toward the goal line. There, he spun back once more and found Stephen Keogh. End of sentence.
from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College women's lacrosse players Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) and Dewi Caswell '14 (Pennington, N.J./Stuart Country Day School) were honored by the Liberty League on May 2 when the league announced its weekly award winners.
from Aaron Gottlieb / the BU Pipe Dream
As the sun set behind the Events Center and the Bearcats Sports Complex on an uncharacteristically magnificent day in Vestal, the Binghamton University men's lacrosse team honored its seniors. The game that night, though, was dominated by anyone but, as the Bearcats used their younger players to take a late lead in the fourth quarter and finish their regular season with a thrilling 8-7 win over the University at Albany Great Danes.
from Kyle Kirby / the BU Pipe Dream
The Binghamton University women's lacrosse team experienced games at opposite ends of the spectrum throughout its two weekend games. The first game, played against Columbia University, resulted in a win for the Bearcats, whereas the second game resulted in a heartbreaking loss to the University of New Hampshire.
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from JustLacrosse
Syracuse, Cornell 1,2 in D-I, RIT in flat out tie with Salisbury for D-III top spot.
from Cornell Athletics
Cornell University will host the upcoming Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament this weekend at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca. The top-seeded Big Red will play in the second of two semifinal games on Friday, May 6, facing fourth-seeded Yale in an 8 p.m. contest.

The day begins with second-seeded Penn battling third-seeded Harvard in a 5 p.m. matchup in the first semifinal. The championship game will be played on Sunday, May 8 at noon. The latest information for fans visiting Schoellkopf Field for this weekend's action can be found here.
from Albany Athletics
The University at Albany will host the America East Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship on May 5 and 7 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes, the championship's top seed, earned the right by winning the conference regular-season title for the second consecutive year. UAlbany (15-0) is the only undefeated team at the NCAA Division I level. UAlbany tangles with New Hampshire in the first semifinal on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Boston University, the second seed and six-time defending champion, meets UMBC in the second semifinal at 3:30 p.m.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College senior attackman Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year and senior defenseman Pat Moran (Troy, Mich./Detroit Jesuit) has been named the Defensive Player of the Year, as voted upon by the conference's head coaches and announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
from Lacrosse Magazine
See that guy standing behind the cage, quarterbacking the Le Moyne offense? There he is, wearing No. 1. He's not the biggest guy on the field, but he does have superb hands and an uncanny ability to fit passes into tight spots. You've probably seen him before; he's been a starter for the Dolphins since the day he stepped on campus.
from Cobleskill Athletics
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced today that seven members of the SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team have been named to the league's 2011 All-NEAC Team by the league's coaches.
from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University senior close defender John Lade and senior attackman Stephen Keogh have been recognized for their performances in Saturday’s 11-8 victory over previously unbeaten Notre Dame. Lade is named the Big East Conference defensive player of the week and Keogh is on the league’s weekly honor roll. The conference made the announcement earlier today.
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse seniors Tee Ladouceur and Liz Hogan are the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Players of the Week after leading the Orange to three victories last week. Ladouceur is the Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career, while Hogan earns the Defensive Player of the Week honor for the third time in the last four weeks and the fifth time in her career.
from RIT Athletics
Junior attack Tyler Russell (Livonia, NY/Livonia) of the RIT men's lacrosse team was named the Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday for the week ending May 1, 2011. It is Russell's first weekly honor of the season.
Stephen Keogh's Goal vs. ND
from Inside Lacrosse

from Elizabeth Doran / The Post-Standard
Tully High School senior Dewey Northrup and his classmates spent three years designing a renewable energy source that incorporates solar panels and a windmill to power the school’s outdoor scoreboard. This spring, the solar/wind-powered scoreboard was unveiled and used for the first time during a lacrosse game.
from LaxPower
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association has just released the coaching staff for the 69th Annual USILA/LaxWorld North/South Senior Lacrosse Games to be played at Goucher College, in Baltimore, MD, on Friday, May 27, 2011. The Division I-II North Team will be coached by T.W. Johnson, who is in his third season as the head men's lacrosse coach at Hobart College. Working closely with Hobart's defense, Johnson has guided the Statesmen into the top 10 nationally in man-down defense twice over the past four years.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Rochester Knighthawks are done for this season, but that doesn't obscure the fact that this is a lacrosse team with a bright future.
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today its annual 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game will serve as a platform to raise funds and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide.
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from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
Only one team – the Syracuse University lacrosse team – has reached double figures in goals against the Notre Dame defense over the last 18 games. The Orange has done it twice, in last season’s 12-6 victory in South Bend and Saturday night’s 11-8 verdict in the Carrier Dome.
from Inside Lacrosse
May is the month. Every week is a season. Every day matters. Now is the time to turn up the volume, to pick up the pace. The finish line is finally in sight.
from US Indoor Lacrosse
Rochester Knighthawks transition player Chris Schiller will be sporting a "C" on his jersey When Team USA hits the turf at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Prague next month, while Philadelphia Wings defender Matt Alrich and Boston Blazers forward Casey Powell will don the "A". The 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship will be held at Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on May 21-28, 2011.
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from Syracuse Athletics
No. 18 Syracuse has won a share of the 2011 BIG EAST women’s lacrosse regular-season title with a 20-6 victory at Villanova on Saturday, May 1. The Orange, which extended its winning streak to four, ends the regular season with an overall record of 10-7 and a 7-1 mark in conference play. It marks the fourth time Syracuse has either won or tied for the league regular-season title in the last five years.
from Cornell Athletics
In its final game of the season, the Cornell women's lacrosse team earned a victory over the highest ranked opponent in school history, defeating No. 2 Florida, 9-6, this afternoon on Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y. The Big Red (6-8) closes the season with wins in three of its last four games and hands head coach Jenny Graap her 150th career victory, while snapping the Gators' 14-game winning streak to send them to 14-2 on the season.

Kyla Dambach was outstanding in goal, making nine saves in front of a defense that forced Florida into 15 turnovers and allowed the Gators just 12-of-17 successful clears. The impressive defensive effort held Florida to less than half its season average for goals per game (14.4).
from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team never trailed en route to winning its first MAAC Championship against top-seeded Fairfield, 13-8, on Sunday afternoon. The Griffs extend their best season in school history, improving to 14-5 during the 2011 campaign, and the team now advances to face Atlantic 10 Champion Massachusetts next weekend in a NCAA Tournament Play-In Round.
from Lacrosse Magazine
Tournament most valuable player Charlie Streep (New Canaan, Conn./Loomis-Chaffee) scored three goals and assisted on another, and the Bucknell defense turned in yet another gem as the 12th-ranked Bison added yet another milestone to a remarkable season with a 10-3 runaway over No. 16 Colgate in the Patriot League championship game on Sunday at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.
from Rich Barnes / LaxPower
No. 4 Syracuse not only clinched a share of the 2011 Big East regular-season championship, the Orange also dealt top-ranked Notre Dame its first defeat of the season, 11-8, in front of 14,751 fans at the Carrier Dome on Saturday evening. Stephen Keogh netted a game-high four goals to lead the SU offensive attack. Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
from Cobleskill Athletics
The SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team closed out the regular season on Sunday afternoon traveling to Johnson, Vt. to defeat the Badgers of Johnson State by a 14-4 margin in non-league play at Johnson's Minaert Field. With the victory the Fighting Tigers head into the post-season with a 7-8 overall mark while the Badgers are 1-9 overall campaign with one game remaining to play.
from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits (11-6) will move on to the NLL Eastern Division Finals, after dropping the Boston Blazers (8-9) by a score of 11-10 in the divisional semifinal round of the NLL playoffs on Saturday night.
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks stormed back in the fourth quarter, but fell just short in a 10-8 loss to the Toronto Rock this afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto will now meet the Buffalo Bandits in the East Division Finals on Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m. at HSBC Arena.
from Syracuse.com
Ryan Hotaling, originally from Onondaga who played scholastic lacrosse for Corcoran High, is on the official roster for the U.S. National Indoor Lacrosse Team that will compete in May at the 2011 World Indoor Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.
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from Dave Rahme / The Post-Standard
The legions marched into the Carrier Dome to watch No. 1 fall. They departed happy. With senior attackman Stephen Keogh scoring four goals, including one between his legs with his back to the cage, the No. 4 Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team defeated No. 1 Notre Dame 11-8 Saturday night before a crowd of 14,751. It was the fourth-largest lacrosse crowd in Carrier Dome history.
from Cornell Athletics
No. 3 Cornell clinched the program's 16th unbeaten Ivy season with Saturday's 9-7 victory over Princeton at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red overcame a five-goal deficit and an outstanding effort from Tiger goalkeeper Tyler Fiorito to clinch yet another unbeaten Ivy season in the program's storied history.

The Big Red ended the regular season with an 11-2 (6-0 Ivy) mark and will serve as host of next weekend's Ivy League championship tournament at Schoellkopf Field, where it will meet the fourth-seed Yale in the semifinals on Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m. Princeton ended its season at 4-8 (2-4 Ivy).
from Albany Athletics
Freshman Ariana Parker scored three goals, including what proved to be the game-winner, in leading unbeaten UAlbany to a 12-11 victory over UMBC on Saturday, April 30 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes wrapped up their second consecutive conference regular-season crown and will host next week's America East championship tournament.
from Hamilton Athletics
Rachel Friedman '13 scored a career-high seven goals to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Hamilton College to a 14-6 win against Union College in a Liberty League game at Union's Frank Bailey Field on April 30.
from RIT Athletics
For the first time in school history, the No. 2 RIT men's lacrosse team finished the regular season undefeated, after a 13-5 win over arch rival Nazareth College on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at RIT Field. The win improves the TIgers to 15-0 on the season, the best start in program history and extends the team's all-time longest winning streak to 15 games.
from Cortland Athletics
The nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team broke open a close game by outscoring Plattsburgh, 6-1, in the fourth quarter to earn a 14-5 win Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Red Dragons improved to 13-2 overall and 6-0 in the SUNYAC, while the Cardinals fell to 10-6 and 3-3.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Four players scored two goals apiece to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 15-4 win over Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Larkin Field.
from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored six goals, including four in the second half, to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 19-9 win at fifth-ranked Stonehill in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at W.B. Mason Stadium.
from Colgate Athletics
The Colgate women's lacrosse team came up short in its bid for another Patriot League title as Navy defeated the Raiders, 15-14, with the Mids scoring the gamewinner in the final minute.
from Hartwick Athletics
Visiting Alfred University attempted to spoil Hartwick's Senior Day on Saturday at Wright Stadium, but two goals in the final 5:18 put the Hawks on top to stay in a 9-8 win. The Hawks close out the regular season 8-8 overall and 3-5 in the Empire 8 and will hope for a berth in the ECAC Upstate Tournament in two weeks. The field will be announced on May 9.
from William Smith Athletics
William Smith senior Cassie Findlay scored with just six seconds left in regulation to lead the Heron lacrosse team to a 17-16 victory over Vassar in a Liberty League game played this afternoon on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
from Binghamton Athletics
Junior Lis Zuern netted the game-winning goal with 2:30 remaining, to lead the Binghamton women's lacrosse team to a, 12-11, come-from-behind victory over Columbia in a non-conference game at the Bearcats Sports Complex, Saturday afternoon.
from Brockport Athletics
Senior Andy Hilton (Rochester, NY/Gates-Chili) celebrated senior day with style scoring four goals and leading The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team to a 16-9 victory over Oswego in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Saturday in Brockport. The win clinched the fourth –and final –SUNYAC Tournament position for Brockport marking the first time in school history the Golden Eagles will play in the Men's Lacrosse SUNYAC Tournament.
from Binghamton Athletics
Freshman attackman Brandon Planck netted the game-winning goal with 20 seconds left to carry Binghamton (7-7, 3-2 AE) to an 8-7 triumph over the University at Albany (5-10, 0-5 AE) Saturday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The host Bearcats snapped a three-game losing streak to the Great Danes and posted its fifth straight win at home, setting a program record for the most regular-season home wins since the team's inception in 2002.
from MPNnow.com
For the first time in 40 years I was once again climbing into a big yellow VCS school bus for a Blue Devil road game. This last Thursday afternoon Victor boys lacrosse coach Mike Gottko was gracious enough to allow me a sort-of all-access pass to his teams road game at Brockport. It proved to be a very enlightening and fun afternoon.
from Hobart Athletics
Hobart senior long-stick midfielder Alex Caton and junior midfielder Bobby Dattilo broke season records today, but the accomplishments were bittersweet as Air Force posted a 9-6 ECAC Lacrosse League victory. Caton broke his own record for caused turnovers in a season, while Dattilo eclipsed the Statesmen's Division I standards for faceoffs won and faceoff winning percentage in a season.
from Clarkson Athletics
A bid for the Liberty League regular-season title came up short for the Clarkson University Lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon as the Golden Knights fell to 14th-ranked Skidmore College 13-10 in Saratoga Springs, NY in the final regular-season game for both teams.
from RPI Athletics
Alissa Peterson scored all three of her goals in the first 15 minutes to spark visiting Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to a 15-2 victory over the University of Rochester in women’s lacrosse at Edwin Fauver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
from Siena Athletics
With the MAAC Regular Season Championship up for grabs, Siena Lacrosse seized the moment. The Saints scorched the nets all day, cruising to an 18-9 win over VMI on Senior Day and Alumni Appreciation Day at Siena Turf Field. Just moments after the conclusion of the game, the Saints received even more good news as Marist downed Detroit, in the process securing Siena the MAAC Regular Season Championship for the fourth time in the last five years.
from Alfred Athletics
The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team was defeated by host Hartwick, 9-8, Saturday afternoon in their season finale.
from Craig Potter / Brighton-Pittsford Post
Junior Troy Crevier and sophomore Jake Giudice each score three goals to key Webster Thomas to an 11-8 victory over Victor on Saturday at Thomas High School.
from The NY Times
Jim Brown has played many roles in his 60 years in the public spotlight: football star, lacrosse legend (some consider him the best lacrosse player ever), actor, social activist and more. He has added plaintiff, in a lawsuit against Electronic Arts . . .