Archived News Stories for September 2011

September 2011
Friday September 30, 2011 7:45AM
from Chris Goldberg /
Sacred Heart’s senior attack/midfield Ashley Ruchalski has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.

from Press & Sun-Bulletin
Commissioner Amy Huchthausen, who spent the last five years working for the NCAA, has been named commissioner of the America East Conference.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Clinics will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym at Walt Disney School, 175 Coldwater Road, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, for kindergarten through second-grade students; and Wednesday, Oct. 26, for third- through sixth-grade students.

from Tom Leo / The Post-Standard
Class includes Derek Laub ('93), men's lacrosse, and Kate Manzella ('00), women's lacrosse

from the Evening Tribune
Matthew Covert, the first lacrosse player to be inducted into the Alfred State College athletic hall of fame, was one of the programs most electrifying offensive players. During his time wearing the blue and gold, Covert helped put the Pioneers in the national spotlight.

Covert was a two-time All-Region selection and was named NJCAA All-American during his two year career. The All-American honor was the first time a Pioneer lacrosse player was ever honored by the NJCAA.

from Lacrosse Magazine
There were plenty of surprising storylines from the 2011 NCAA Division III season. RIT and Colorado College cruising to undefeated regular seasons. Amherst and Trinity emerging in the NESCAC. Roanoke upsetting Stevenson in the quarterfinals.

For my money, one of the largest overlooked narratives was the bottoming out of St. Lawrence.

from Finger Lake Times
Finger Lakes Community College will run a lacrosse clinic for defensemen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 for boys in grades 7-12.
Thursday September 29, 2011 12:15AM
from Binghamton Athletics
Senior defenders Ben Waldron (West Genesee) and Ryan Button (Auburn), as well as senior midfielders Jeff Donigan (Skaneateles) and John Clark (Jamesville-DeWitt) have been chosen at the Binghamton men's lacrosse team captains for the 2012 season. The quartet will lead the Bearcats into their 11th season as an intercollegiate program and their first under head coach Scott Nelson.

"This is a tremendous group of young men whom we have been very impressed with as leaders by example," Nelson said. "All four have shown the ability to be true student-athletes. They are just as successful in the classroom as they are on the field.

from Brighton Pittsford Post
A three-sport athlete at Penfield, Russell feels lacrosse offers him the best chance to accomplish what he wants in college.

“I decided Syracuse because I want to study pre-law, and they have a very good pre-law program,” Russell said. “And they are the best team in the country and I want a chance to play for a national championship and get the best education possible.”

Dan Hanson can beat a defender in any number of ways. The Arlington junior midfielder has good athleticism, speed, stick skills and dodging ability. Those are attributes that should also spell success at the next level. Hanson decided where that will be – at the University at Albany.

"When I went up for my visit Coach (Scott) Marr and the rest of the coaching staff really made me feel at home and made me feel part of the Albany lacrosse family."

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Joel White knew immediately when he was selected in the 2011 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. All he had to do was look at his phone and read the one-word text from Stephen Keogh: Teammates.

from the Brighton Pittsford Post
The Brighton Lacrosse Club has started its fall clinics for boys in Kindergarten through sixth grade. First-year Brighton varsity lacrosse coach Cory Holbrough, a former professional with the Boston Cannons, is in charge of the clinics.

from the Greece Post
Through the shadows of the driving range at Brooke-Lea Country Club, the sound of lacrosse balls clanging off of goal posts replaced the normal pinging of golf clubs. On Sunday afternoon, Rochester Knighthawks players and coaches hosted kids from the Greece Hurricanes and Brooke-Lea in a one-hour lacrosse clinic.

from The New York Times
THIS fall, one in 11 kindergarten-age children in the United States will not be going to class. Parents of these children often delay school entry in an attempt to give them a leg up on peers, but this strategy is likely to be counterproductive.

The practice, called redshirting . . .
Wednesday September 28, 2011 9:45AM
Adrenaline - Forcing Awkward w/ John Galloway
from Inside Lacrosse
Sean McGonigle sits down with Syracuse alum John Galloway to find out why he wears mud on his face during games.

from LaxPower
As Hofstra enters its second week of the fall season, all eyes will be on the fall-ball ending fifth annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic at Ridley (PA) High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 8.

Nicholas Colleluori, who was a three-sport athlete and graduated from Ridley High School in June 2004, joined the Hofstra Pride Lacrosse team the next fall. With hard work and determination, Nick earned a role on the Hofstra team the spring of his freshman year. Nick was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in September, which started a courageous 14-month battle with cancer.

from Majpr League Lacrosse
The 2012 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Player Pool has officially opened. This year, any player who did not register for the Player Pool in 2011 will have the opportunity to register until December 2, 2011 for the 2012 season.

Please note that any player with college eligibility remaining will relinquish his remaining eligibility by filling out this form, and will not be able to participate during the 2012 NCAA season. The MLL Collegiate Draft will be held on January 13, 2012. There are no forms required for that event.

from ESPN
The camp events are often the chance for coaches to get first-hand and longer-term views of a players' capabilities than might otherwise be possible. But the coveted playing styles vary from program-to-program, so ESPN High School asked six college coaches their opinions on what they look for in players' abilities.

from Lax Coach Mike Muetzel / LaxPower
This is an awesome lacrosse drill, and it did not come from me. At a recent free clinic by North Carolina coach Breschi, I learned some great practice ideas. However, this one really stood out, striking me as a great drill for players of all ages and talent levels.
Tuesday September 27, 2011 8:15AM
from the Albany Times-Union
A former Shaker High boys' lacrosse coach and teacher's aide has settled a federal lawsuit with the school district for $190,000. The case was settled last week, just before it would have gone to trial.

As the 26th National Lacrosse League season dawns, we’re all filled with excitement and optimism. New players bring an element of mystique to rosters and new seasons always have fans hoping for the best. But this year, we’ve got something else to anticipate: Some new rules in the NLL.

from Inside Lacrosse
Two-time first-team All-American John Galloway has joined the Duke men's lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant, working with the goalies.

The 2011 Syracuse grad finished his college career as the NCAA leader in wins (59) and minutes played (3,776), and won two national championships. A Syracuse-area native, Galloway played in 10 games for the MLL's Rochester Rattlers this summer, and is on the U.S. Team's roster (at midfield, a la Brett Queener) for the upcoming Bowhunter Cup at Turning Stone Casino on Oct. 16.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that Buffalo will host the 2012 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game at First Niagara Center on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

“We are extremely proud and excited to be hosting the 2012 NLL All-Star game,” said Loffler. “The Bandits and Sabres organizations, First Niagara Center and the City of Buffalo are known for putting on first-rate world-class events…this will be no different.”

from Niagara Athletics
The Niagara lacrosse team has named a new head coach for the 2011-2012 season with the announcement that Amber Hill will take over coaching duties.

As a player, Hill played four seasons at Syracuse form 2005-08. In 2007, she was named the Most Outstanding Player on the Syracuse team that won the Big East Championship. She was a captain for the Haudenosaunee Nation at the FIL/IFWLA Under-19 World Cup in 2007 and 2009.

“I chose Cornell because I liked the coach (West Chester East alum Jenny Graap), the lacrosse program, the location, the academic program, and the campus. I loved the diversity of the students. Also, it felt like the right fit when I visited the campus.”

from Inside Lacrosse
With every new innovation or trend for a successful program comes coaches who immediately integrate it into their schemes. Over the years, a few examples come to mind — Princeton's quick-sliding defense in the ’90s, the Plunger move for face-offs, the double invert and pushing players to the middle on high wing dodges. What's next? Zone defense.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . perhaps more interesting than the players that teams have protected so far are the players that teams didn't protect. There are some big names (Geoff Snider, Ken Clausen, Brian Langtry, Tim Goettelmann). Look at the 23-man protected lists at this link, then check out below for the players who were left off the squads.
Monday September 26, 2011 12:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
When defenseman Tyler Burton hoisted the Mann Cup this summer, it was the continuation of a dream that started last September following the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. A lot has changed in the 12 months since Burton made the Knighthawks as a walk-on defenseman. After getting passed over by the 10 teams in the NLL, he was disappointed and questioning his abilities. He was even skeptical when he heard the Knighthawks were holding Open Tryouts. One year later, Burton was glad he listened to his parents and friend Joel McCready.

The Knighthawks will hold open tryouts for the 2012 NLL season on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Cody Jamieson, Sid Smith and Travis Hill will play for the Iroquois Nationals on Sunday, October 16th, as the Iroquois host the U.S. Men’s National Indoor Lacrosse Team in the Second Bowhunter Cup. The game, which will feature current and past Knighthawks players, will take place at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino at 6:00 p.m. at the Event Center. “I am excited to play for the Iroquois. Anytime you can wear that jersey it is an honor,” said Jamieson. “We take pride in every opportunity to take the floor and play the Creator’s Game.”

Penfield rising junior, Connor Russell recently announced his verbal commitment to play for Syracuse University after graduation in 2013. The Midfielder and face off specialist was a first team Monroe County League (MC-1) and second team All Section team selection in his sophomore year.

Stats & Honors

from The Auburn Citizen
The Auburn Doubledays named Auburn native Adam Winslow as the team’s new general manager on Friday. Winslow previously worked as vice president of ticketing for the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans. Since 2003, he has also worked for other Rochester professional teams including the Rhinos (soccer), Rattlers (outdoor lacrosse), and Knighthawks (indoor lacrosse).
Saturday September 24, 2011 12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse released each team's 23-man protected rosters Friday afternoon. It's the first of two cuts heading into the Expansion Draft, as the league welcomes the Charlotte Hounds and Ohio Machine this season.

The rosters need to be cut down to their final size by Oct. 12 (10 or 12 players). The Expansion Draft will be held Dec. 7, with the Machine getting the No. 1 pick, followed by the Hounds.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“It’s a great honor. I am excited for a fresh start and to get started,” said Hill. “The Knighthawks had really good drafts – dispersal and entry – and all the pieces are coming together.”

Hill, 29, joins the Knighthawks after spending the past seven years with the Minnesota Swarm. The transition player has won 41 percent of his faceoffs in his pro career (325 of 796). He also has scooped up 325 loose balls in that time frame. The Knighthawks will count on that type of production from Hill, along with leadership on and off the floor.

The dust has settled from the National Lacrosse League’s 2011 entry draft and we’ve all had time to absorb what exactly went down. The biggest challenge for teams this year was a good problem to have: Where to start your picking with all the talent that was available.

from the
The National Lacrosse League has announced rule changes for the 2012 season that are expected to improve game flow, player safety and allow goaltenders added mobility. "These rule changes are expected to allow the players of the NLL to further display their speed and athleticism on the floor this season", said League VP of Operations Brian Lemon.

from Duke Athletics
The men and women's lacrosse games for Stars and Stripes Weekend originally scheduled for Oct. 9 have been moved from Duke University's campus to Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, N.C., due to the overwhelming interest in the contests.
Friday September 23, 2011 10:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
There is no place like home. For the Hamilton men's lacrosse team, which makes its return to the New England Small College Athletic Conference this spring, it could be a very rude sort of homecoming.

from Joe Lombardi /
Lacrosse proudly carries the tagline of being the fastest game on two feet. Tyler Albrecht’s game is a perfect example of why that statement is true. The midfielder from the Millbrook School in New York’s Hudson Valley plays the game fast in almost every way.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Now that it's been a couple weeks since the US Lacrosse Board of Directors officially passed age-appropriate, national playing rules for youth boys’ lacrosse and youth girls’ lacrosse, let’s run through some news and notes related to the project.

from the Democrat & Chronile
In a bold move before last season, Rochester Knighthawks owner Curt Styres shocked the team's fans by trading superstar John Grant Jr. to the Colorado Mammoth. The key player acquired by Rochester in the deal was goaltender Matt Vinc.
Styres struck again Wednesday night at the NLL entry draft.

from Siena Athletics
As he prepares for his first season as the new head coach of the Siena Men's Lacrosse program, John Svec recently welcomed to campus the 15-member Class of 2015. The group arrived at Siena College for the start of classes earlier this month and is already getting geared up for the 2012 season.

"From what we've seen in the first week of practice, this is an extremely athletic and talented group top to bottom," noted Svec. "It looks like individually each player is adjusting to the speed of the college game well so far. While that is very exciting, what's more impressive is the level of character they have shown."

from JustLacrosse Talkback
The Bowhunter Cup, featuring the Iroquois Nationals and the U.S. Men's National Indoor Lacrosse Team, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino. Faceoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Event Center.

Ticket information and rosters here.

from Hobart Athletics
“He's the best goalie out of the draft and the best goalie I've seen come out in a couple of years,” Minnesota Associate General Manager Joe Sullivan said in a statement on the team's website.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits selected Jeremy Thompson with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft and acquired six other prospects during the draft that was held in Toronto on Wednesday.

Rhino 9- Episode #9. September 23, 2011
from Rhino Lacrosse
The world famous Rhino Lacrosse contest is back for the final episode.

Rhino 9 Finale- Episode #9. September 22, 2011 from Rhino Lacrosse.

from The Washington Times
Plenty of pixels and a lot more ink was allocated this week to express hope the Syracuse-Georgetown basketball rivalry will survive despite the Orange's departure for the ACC in 2014 (or earlier). Well, here's a few more pixels on the teams' lacrosse series.
Thursday September 22, 2011 8:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the third straight season, the Rochester Knighthawks selected a Syracuse Orange lacrosse player with their first pick in the first round. Stephen Keogh joined the likes of Sid Smith and Cody Jamieson today, as the Knighthawks drafted the forward second overall in the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

Complete Draft Results

Powless has had an incredible two-year run in junior lacrosse, amassing 111 goals and 69 assists for 180 points in just 43 games. This summer, he won the Gaylord Powless Award as the Junior 'A' Most Sportsmanlike Player. Last year, the forward from Six Nations won the Joe Nieuwendyk Award as the 2010 Junior 'A' Rookie of the Year.

from the Watertown Daily Times
SUNY Canton athletic director Randy Sieminski and other school officials spent Wednesday at NCAA headquarters beginning the process of applying for full membership.

from The Daily Orange
DO Editor's note: With Syracuse's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, many of the Orange's traditional rivalries will cease to exist. Games against Georgetown and Villanova will become very rare, if they take place at all. During the course of the next three days, The Daily Orange Sports staff will be publishing summaries of each of the 12 ACC schools prior to the addition of SU and Pittsburgh.

The Rutherford Institute is appealing to the Maryland State Board of Education in its effort to defend two Easton High School lacrosse players who were suspended from school in a zero-tolerance incident. (See earlier story)

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team will conclude its fall practice season with the second annual Orange Alumni Classic at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Oct. 8. This year’s event features two games. The first is an “Old Timer’s Game” beginning at 2 p.m. The second match starts at 3:30 p.m. and pits a team of past SU greats against the 2011-12 Orange squad.

Former Syracuse University stars Brett Bucktooth, Cody Jamieson and Sid Smith will suit up for the Iroquois Nationals at the 2011 Bowhunter Cup presented by the Oneida Indian Nation.

from Inside Lacrosse
Under Armour (NYSE:UA), the Baltimore, MD-based leader in sports performance apparel, footwear and accessories, announced today a partnership with professional lacrosse player Grant Catalino, who will be a featured athlete for Under Armour’s new hard goods lacrosse equipment and appear across various marketing platforms.

from Inside Lacrosse
LXM PRO is excited to announce the addition of Mikey Powell to the LXM 610 roster. Powell is considered by many to be the top player in lacrosse history. During his decorated career at Syracuse he was named 4x NCAA Attackmen of the Year, four-time first-team All-American, and two-time Tewaaraton Award winner; Powell is also the all-time leading point-scorer for the Orange.

from John Jiloty / Inside Lacrosse
. . . here's some quick analysis on some of the potential impact for lacrosse, which obviously had absolutely nothing to do with any of these football-driven decisions.

from The Washington Times
“It seems the next part of it is the lacrosse part and the impact [of adding Syracuse],” said Starsia, who has led the Cavaliers to four national titles. “There’s Doug Gottlieb talking about lacrosse. I never thought I would ever hear that. Lacrosse occupies a funny little place and it captures people’s attention, especially in the Northeast.”

from Henrietta Post
The Rochester Knighthawks have signed defensemen Brad Self, Rory Glaves and Scott Rouse for the upcoming 2012 season.
Wednesday September 21, 2011 8:45AM
from Catie O'Toole / The Post-Standard
The town of Camillus formed the West Genesee/Town of Camillus Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 to recognize individuals and teams who have excelled from the community. An induction ceremony is held each year; plaques for all recipients are displayed in the Camillus Municipal Building.

from The Saratogian
A prolific scorer and outstanding team leader, Liza Gorman graduated as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 155 goals and 43 assists for 198 points.

Spinella still ranks second in career goals (143) and fifth in points (170). In addition to lacrosse, Spinella was a three-year member of the men’s hockey team. Spinella was received the College’s 2006 Senior Male Athlete Award.

from the Watertown Daily Times
College officials will travel to NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis this week for NCAA Division III exploratory membership orientation meetings. Canton’s application was approved by the Division III membership committee over the summer.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“We have been analyzing players for three years,” said Styres. “We are going by what we need the most. We have a plan in place and we will have to make some choices.”

from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse has announced the teams scheduled to participate in the 2012 Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Jan. 28-29. The U.S. men’s national senior team will take on the University of Denver. The U.S. women’s national senior team will play Northwestern University, the University of Maryland and the English Women’s National Team.

from Inside Lacrosse
Athletic Trainer and owner of, Keith Abrams, gives IL Fitness his answers to some of our most common lacrosse related questions. From popping blisters to taping ankles, Trainer Abrams gives his expert advice.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse's Carrier Dome, the only domed stadium in the Northeast, and the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the United States, turned 31 years old on Tuesday.
Tuesday September 20, 2011 8:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
IL presents the Fourth Annual Laxie Awards. It's your turn to decided who is the best of the best and lacrosse...and enter to win a great prize.

from Dan DeFrancesco / Inside Lacrosse
Plattsburgh grad Dan DeFrancesco continues his story living and teaching lacrosse in England.

from the NLL
NLL/MLL All-Star and Tewaarton Trophy winner Max Seibald headlines Team USA's roster for the 2011 Bowhunter Cup presented by the Oneida Indian Nation. The second annual exhibition game between the United States and the Iroquois Nationals indoor teams will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Turning Stone Resort Casino. Faceoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Event Center.

from the Gates-Chile Post
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced that the team will hold a 2011 National Lacrosse League Draft Party on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Fans can meet the Knighthawks' mascot and members of the Knightingales dance team. This is the third year that the draft party has been held, and it serves as the inaugural team event of the season.

Rhino 9- Episode #8. September 19th, 2011
from Rhino Lacrosse
The Rhino 9 is back for another amazing episode. Episode #8 is a golfers delight. Enjoy!!

Rhino 9- Episode #8. September 19th, 2011 from Rhino Lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse hung out in the trucks, in the booth, and behind closed doors to see how ESPN brings the game from the field to your living room. This is Part One of a three-part series.
Monday September 19, 2011 8:30AM
from Dave Rahme / the Post-Standard
It will be in a super-conference and yet not in a conference at all.

This is the situation that will greet the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team when it becomes a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange will join an alliance that consists of Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. Virginia defeated Maryland for the national title last season.

from Ryne Gery / The Daily Orange
"The ACC has enjoyed a rich tradition by balancing academics and athletics, and the addition of Pitt and Syracuse further strengthens the ACC culture in this regard," Swofford said in a press release. "Pittsburgh and Syracuse also serve to enhance the ACC's reach into the states of New York and Pennsylvania and geographically bridges our footprint between Maryland and Massachusetts. With the addition of Pitt and Syracuse, the ACC will cover virtually the entire Eastern Seaboard of the United States."

from Syracuse Athletics
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Commissioner John D. Swofford today confirmed that the ACC has invited Syracuse University to join the conference and that the ACC presidents have voted to officially accept Syracuse as a conference member. Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor said today that the University’s Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to accept the ACC’s invitation.

"We are very excited to be joining the ACC. This is a tremendous opportunity for Syracuse, and with its outstanding academic quality and athletic excellence, the ACC is a perfect fit for us," Cantor said. "The ACC is home to excellent national research universities with very strong academic quality and is a group that Syracuse will contribute to significantly and benefit from considerably.

from USA Today
"It almost seems like it's going to be a tipping point for some of the other schools in the ACC to step up in men's lacrosse now," says Dom Starsia, who coached Virginia to its fifth NCAA championship this spring. "I think it's a real possibility we could see some developments in the future as a result of this."

from The Charlotte Observer
A quick look at who gets what in Syracuse's and Pittsburgh's entry into the ACC:

from Inside Lacrosse
Obviously these talks are fueled mostly by football, but with the recent addition of a Big East lacrosse league and the longtime hope among lacrosse fans that the ACC would add enough varsity men's programs to be an NCAA-sponsored conference, this could have big implications for the sport.

Manhasset senior goalie Evan Molloy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University where he will become the fourth from his family to play for the Orange.

from Casey Vock /
Listing Jeremy Thompson’s lacrosse accomplishments is a task in itself, and any lacrosse gear nut would love to feast his or her eyes on this guy’s collection of jerseys and sweaters.
Sunday September 18, 2011 12:15AM
from The Corning Leader
Talk about an offseason workout. Wearing jeans, boots and face masks – and covered with mud and dust – about a dozen members of the Corning Hawks lacrosse team spent Saturday helping “the Valley” recover from the devastating flooding that followed Tropical Storm Lee.

from Canisius Athletics
A national championship winning player, Kate Faas has joined the Canisius College women's lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant coach, announced by head coach Scott Teeter on Friday. Faas won a title as a member of the Maryland Terrapins during the 2010 season.

from AP / 9WSYR
"Pittsburgh and Syracuse, who have applied, these are solid academic schools, and the ACC is a truly academic conference," Barron said. "Certainly great basketball teams, a good history of football. "I'm sure consideration will be very fast. I'll be surprised if it's not tomorrow (Sunday)."

from Inside Lacrosse
Obviously these talks are fueled mostly by football, but with the recent addition of a Big East lacrosse league and the longtime hope among lacrosse fans that the ACC would add enough varsity men's programs to be an NCAA-sponsored conference, this could have big implications for the sport.
Saturday September 17, 2011 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse today announced that former National Football League player and head coach Herm Edwards will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. Edwards will speak to approximately 5,000 lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators at the largest educational and networking event in the lacrosse world, kicking off the three-day gathering at 7 p.m. Eastern time Friday, Jan. 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to speak," said Edwards, who realized during his playing career that he wanted to become a coach to give back to the positive role participation in sports had on his life.

from Stephen Stamp /
Discipline, physicality and good hands. What else would you want in a lacrosse forward?

Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) has shown plenty of all three in his field lax career. The first two were prerequisites to be a student-athlete at Army, while the hands were what allowed him to be an All-American attacker and Rookie of the Year in Major League Lacrosse.

Now Boltus is hoping his skill set will allow him to make a splash in the the box game as he enters next week’s National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team will hold open tryouts for the 2012 National Lacrosse League season on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario.

Day 1 of tryouts is slated for Friday, October 21st from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. with a morning workout to follow from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22nd. All interested candidates attending the tryouts must submit all necessary information and be fully registered by the end of the day on Monday, October 10th in order to participate.

from Casey Vock /
With a legacy as one of the greatest longstick midfielders to play in the NCAA ranks, Joel White (Cortland) could very well emerge as the next American to make a significant impact in the NLL.

Fresh off a Presidents Cup win with the St. Regis Braves of the Senior B Three Nations Lacrosse League, Jerome Thompson is hoping his name will again be synonymous with the sport the way it was in his days at LaFayette Central and Onondaga Community College.

from @SyracuseLax
. . . for Syracuse Women.
Friday September 16, 2011 12:15AM
from US Indoor Lacrosse
The Bowhunter Cup, featuring the Iroquois Nationals and the U.S. Men's National Indoor Lacrosse Team, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino. Faceoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Event Center.

This will be second annual edition of the Bowhunter Cup, a friendly competition between the Iroquois Nationals and the United States indoor teams. It’ll also mark the second time that the Oneida Nation has hosted a premier lacrosse event on its homelands. In February, the Event Center at Turning Stone was the site of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) All-Star Game.

Quiet on the set!
from C Rubacky / YouTube
A look between takes on the set of Crooked Arrows. (2:20)

from Lacrosse Magazine
The US Lacrosse Board of Directors voted Saturday to approve age-appropriate, national playing rules for youth boys' lacrosse and youth girls' lacrosse, as recommended by the US Lacrosse Men's and Women's Game committees, respectively. The vote implements the rules for the 2012 season, including the annual US Lacrosse Regional and National Championships slated for June and July, respectively.

"Ensuring a positive youth lacrosse experience remains at the core of US Lacrosse's operations, and passage of the youth rules represents an important first step in moving the youth game from good to great," said Lee Stevens, chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors.

"This year with us having more night games, they didn't have the time for us with ice hockey so we recruited some lacrosse boys," said Thomas field hockey head coach Dana Tucker. "It's fun to have them to support us.

from Inside Lacrosse
Lucas Maloney, A, Niskayuna has committed to Penn State. A standout for the Albany Power in the summer, Maloney is a talented finisher, putting up 52 goals and 8 assists in his sophomore season.

Garrett Warren, LSM, Irondequoit has committed to VMI. This summer, Warren attended the Syracuse Shootout, Brine Shootout and the Irondequoit Invitational.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today the signing of defensemen Brad Self, Rory Glaves and Scott Rouse for the 2012 National Lacrosse League season.
Thursday September 15, 2011 8:30AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Michele turned Brockport into a national power in just two years. The Golden Eagles won only five games in 2009 but went 13-4 and reached the NCAA Division III Tournament in Michele's first season.

from Indian Country Today
The Iroquois Nations Cup lacrosse tournament will be held from September 16-18 at the Gil Lay Memorial Arena in Irving, New York. The tournament is an all American Indian Tournament, with teams from the Iroquois Confederacy and Canada’s First Nations competing. All players must have tribal Affiliation and must prove their affiliation. As of press time, tournament director Adrian V. Stevens anticipated 12 teams participating.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Each September, the dawn of a new fall season evokes rhetoric of fresh starts and new faces among college lacrosse programs. Everyone wants to know what freshmen will take the college ranks by storm. There are the best, and there are the players coming into the right situation at the right time.

from St. Bonaventure Athletics
Director of Athletics Steve Watson announced Wednesday the hiring of Ryan Lynn as St. Bonaventure's head women's lacrosse coach. Lynn, a Baldwinsville, N.Y. native, joins St. Bonaventure after spending the past two seasons as the top assistant at Division II power Le Moyne.

Lynn joined Le Moyne in September 2009, helping the Dolphins transition from Division I to Division II. Under his guidance as defensive coordinator, Le Moyne, who advanced to the NCAA Championship Semifinals in 2011, became the No. 2-ranked Division II team in the nation and boasted the nation's top scoring defense at just 5.06 goals per game.

The National Lacrosse League has announced the list of players who have formally renounced their remaining NCAA college lacrosse playing eligibility to make themselves eligible for selection in the 2011 Entry Draft. A total of 19 players renounced prior to the September 7th deadline.

Stephen Stamp and Bob Chavez of cover the junior lacrosse circuit extensively and offered their opinions on ten of the players from this group and how their skills might translate to the NLL game.

For teams interested in entering this 6 week competitive league, starting mid September. Site is Henninger HS, Syracuse. Games will be played weekly (Sunday afternoon). Teams maybe entered from the U-13, U-15, and High School Age teams.

from Inside Lacrosse
Just a few years ago, the first weeks of September were a busy with rising junior commitments making their verbal commitments to top NCAA programs. This year, its been a bit quiet in that same time period, and for a reason. This summer saw a tremendous influx of verbal commitments from rising junior recruits. Over at the Lacrosse Forums Junior Commitment thread, we are currently reporting 75 verbal commitments. Of those, 32 are ranked among our Top 50 Young Gun Juniors.
Wednesday September 14, 2011 8:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Bio's on seventeen new Orange for '11-'12.

Rhino 9 - Episode 7

from Rhino Lacrosse


The Rochester Knighthawks will hold a 2011 National Lacrosse League Draft Party on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stock Exchange Restaurant, which is located on the first floor of the First Federal Building on Main Street.

Fans can meet the Knighthawks mascot and members of the Knightingales dance team. The draft party enters its third year and serves as the inaugural team event of the season.

from Hobart Athletics
On Friday, Sept. 16, Hobart College Athletics will host author Jim Calder '79 for a book signing in the Trophy Lobby of Bristol Gym. The co-author of “Lacrosse – The Ancient Game,” is returning to campus along with his fellow teammates for Hobart's Lacrosse Alumni Weekend.

The signing is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to signing copies of the book, Calder and Jacobs will speak at the event, which coincides with Hobart's Lacrosse Alumni Weekend. The annual alumni game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. on Boswell Field.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Mercyhurst, Seton Hill, Wheeling Jesuit and Lake Erie – programs located on the western fringe of the current ECC footprint – will not have their affiliation renewed. Roberts Wesleyan (located in Rochester, N.Y.) and Daemen (Buffalo) College will be added as two full-time members with future lacrosse programs. The University of the District of Columbia, which became a full member of the ECC this year, is expected to add men's lacrosse in the coming years, as well, according to Dranoff.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse’s 2011-12 men’s lacrosse freshman class has been ranked No. 6 in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. The top 20 men’s classes for the upcoming season are featured in Inside Lacrosse’s annual recruiting issue available now.

from Inside Lacrosse
Colgate and St. Albans School alum Read Wall has taken on a new passion since finishing college. Wall has taken his desire for clothing and incorporated into a new line, Read's Clothing Project.

from Inside Lacrosse
The final part of a three-part interview series with Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Dave Gross concludes with a look at the game on the field.

Over the years, Gary Gait has been described as the greatest lacrosse player ever, the Michael Jordan of the sport and the game’s Pavarotti or Nureyev. His identical twin brother, Paul, is often ranked just behind him.
Tuesday September 13, 2011 12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell University men's lacrosse program concluded a fantastic alumni weekend with its annual awards banquet, held Sunday morning at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus. Friends and family gathered to honor the members of the 2011 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 201, a group of seven young men that won four Ivy League championships, played in two NCAA Final Fours and made one trip to the national championship game.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Knighthawks will open their 18th season on Saturday, January 14th in Philadelphia against the East Division Wings. The Knighthawks will open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, January 21st against the rival Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.

from CNY Arrows / JustLacrosse
The CNY Arrows club lacrosse team is currently taking applications for the Fall. Led by Cortland head coach Steve Beville, the Arrows will have both a JV and varsity team.

from The Art of Lax /
With the advent of the 10 year anniversary of the Sept. 11th tragedy, I think back mostly of the event and the many things that have taken place during the 10-year span.

from Quint Kessenich / Inside Lacrosse
T is for Tewaaraton:
Cornell's Rob Pannell and 2011 winner Steele Stanwick of Virginia are the clear-cut front runners. Who else can get an invite?
Monday September 12, 2011 9:30AM
Auburn High senior midfielder-defender Maggie Lewis has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.

“I chose Villanova because it had been my dream ever since fourth grade. Two of my older brothers graduated from Villanova; one also played lacrosse there. It was a place that felt like home for me. I was drawn to it’s strong academics, it’s rising lacrosse program, the close-knit community, & it’s Catholic affiliation.”

from LaxPower
Complete results of the survey can be found at the link below. Here is a summary. Overall, a shot clock was favored for college lacrosse but not for high school lacrosse. The results by level and gender were as follows:

from CNY Road Hawks
Aaron Zimmerman, Homer, Navy
Matt Donovan, Cazenovia, Army
Chris Underwood, CBA Syracuse, Albany
Austin Hope, Liverpool, Robert Morris
Joe Dalfo, CBA Syracuse, Binghamton
Trevor Diamond, Skaneateles, Navy
Aaron Mikesell, J-D, Haverford
Tyler Hall, Central Square, VMI
Dylan Sbarglia, RFA, Stony Brook
Connor Cannizzarom Cazenovia, Maryland
Parker Ferrigan, Baldwinsville, Syracuse
Cody Radzewitz, CBA Syracuse, Cornell

from the Rochester Rattlers
In the final episode of Sports Authority's Inside the Rochester Rattlers we look back at the top moments of the year for Rochester and look ahead to the off season.
Saturday September 10, 2011 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
December 1975. Long Island:
It was the start of intercession when Cornell men's lacrosse coach Richie Moran called Dr. Louis Schimoler at his veterinary practice in Greenvale, Long Island. Moran wanted to check up on one of his top players, sophomore Eamon McEneaney, who helped Schimoler paint the interior walls of the hospital. It was the first of three daily jobs —waiter and bartender were the others — McEneaney had picked up that break.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“We had him penciled in as one of the guys we wanted,” said Knighthawks Assistant General Manager Landon Miller. “He adds toughness to the back end and he is currently one of the anchors of Mike Hasen’s defense in the Mann Cup.”

from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse lacrosse All-Americans Brett Bucktooth and Jeremy Thompson added another championship to their resumes last week. The duo led the St. Regis Braves to an 11-8 win over the Snake Island Muskies in the Presidents Cup gold-medal game on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Turtle Dome on Cornwall Island. With the victory, St. Regis claimed its first Canadian Lacrosse Association Senior B national championship.

For Thompson, it was his second straight Presidents Cup title. He was named the 2010 championship game and tournament MVP after leading the Onondaga Redhawks to the crown last season.

Rhino 9- Episode #5
from Rhino Lacrosse
Mason meditates in preparation for the rubber duckie race.

Rhino 9- Episode #6
from Rhino Lacrosse
Night time is the right time, with Great Mate Kate.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Selected with the sixth overall pick in the first round, Buchanan (05/09/1986, 5’ 10”, 180 lbs.) registered 57 points (24+33) in 15 games with the Blazers this past season. The left-handed Buchanan ranked fourth on the Blazers in regular season scoring. The Cockeysville, Md. native and Ohio State University alum has notched 103 career points (46+57) over 27 games with Boston and Minnesota Swarm. Originally, he was selected 11th overall by Minnesota in 2008 in the NLL Entry draft and was also named to the NLL All-Rookie team.
from Casey Vock /
When Stephen Keogh is selected in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft on Sept. 21, it will represent the completion of a journey for the young man from the Megacity. Before he was well known in the OLA Junior A circuit as a high-percentage shooter, Keogh was a struggling student who never really considered lacrosse as an avenue to new opportunities.
from US Lacrosse
The 2011 US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes weekend, featuring contests between the U.S. men’s and women’s national senior teams and top division I collegiate competition, moves to Durham, N.C. at Duke University, October 8-9. All weekend events are scheduled to take place on the fields next to Koskinen Stadium.
Friday September 9, 2011 2:00PM
from Peter Lasagna / Inside Lacrosse
When bombs were detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1993, Eamon heroically guided 65 co-workers to safety. He helped colleagues form a human chain and led them from the 106th floor, through thick, black smoke, down endless stairs to safety below.
With the first overall selection, the Philadelphia Wings acquired Dan Dawson in a dispersal draft of Boston players held on Friday. Toronto acquires Josh Sanderson in a trade with Minnesota. See the full results below.
from Le Moyne Athletics
"We're extremely excited to have Nick back on the Heights," said Sheehan, who is in his 15th year in charge of the Dolphins. "Nick is a young coach that is quickly making a name for himself with the success he had at Onondaga Community College."
from Casey Vock /
Though he says he’s never played box, Miller cut his teeth in the summer at Camillus’ Shove Park, where plenty of the best lacrosse players in CNY have sampled their first taste of the indoor game, albeit one with an American flavor.
from Casey Vock /
. . . if longtime Rochester Knighthawks defender Regy Thorpe has a protégé, it is most certainly Thomas Guadagnolo. Thorpe coached and mentored Guads (along with Thomas’ brothers) as an assistant coach at Jordan-Elbridge, where Thorpe also went to high school.
from Inside Lacrosse
In the second part of a three-part interview with Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Dave Gross, he talks about the 2012 expansion teams and expansion beyond next year.
On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, part of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and thousands of lives. Many friends of lacrosse — players, coaches, officials and parents — were among those lost. Following the attacks, US Lacrosse announced plans to build a 9/11 Memorial Garden on the grounds of the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore. However, the project was put on hold based on the organization's decision to search for a larger headquarters solution to accommodate significant organization growth.
from Westport News
Matt Yeager plays defense with unmatched intensity -- which led to multitudes of success on the football and lacrosse fields. Yeager brings this strength and passion to the Colgate University men's lacrosse team. He recently began practicing with Colgate and hopes to equal or better what he did for both teams at Staples.
from Inside Lacrosse
Stats/Honors: Starter on Jamesville-DeWitt’s 2010 and 2011 Class B undefeated (44-0), back-to-back state championship squads; First-Team All-League and First-Team All-CNY in 2011; 2A, 65GBS in 2011; Honorable Mention All-League in 2010. Inside Lacrosse’s 25th-ranked Top 50 Young Guns Junior for 2011-2012.
from The Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks own the fifth overall selection in the National Lacrosse League Dispersal Draft of Boston Blazers players. The NLL will hold the draft on Friday, September 9th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
Thursday September 8, 2011 12:15AM
Rhino 9- Episode #4
from Rhino Lacrosse
The World Famous Rhino 9 contest is back for another episode!

from Inside Lacrosse
League commissioner Dave Gross took the time do an in-depth interview on the phone with Inside Lacrosse days after the championship to give some insight into the current state of the league, TV, the future of the league and expansion, and many on-the-field questions.
from Inside Lacrosse
Tony Seaman (Cortland St.) and Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse), directors of Top 205 and MVP Team Tournaments, have partnered to create PreGame Lacrosse LLC. Built with a team of experienced professionals PreGame Lacrosse provides the roadmap to navigating the college lacrosse recruiting process.

PreGame will launch a national tour in October bringing both the education and evaluation to the players in one-day events.
from Lacrosse Magazine
The move towards age-appropriate national playing rules took another step forward last week when the US Lacrosse Women’s Game Committee voted to endorse youth rules for the girls’ game. The US Lacrosse Men’s Game Committee had voted to endorse rules the previous week. Both sets of rules now go to a vote by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors, which is meeting in Baltimore this weekend. Adoption by the board would allow the rules to be implemented for the 2012 season.
from Peter Lasagna / Inside Lacrosse
Funny things happen when so many highly focused professionals spend thousands of hours dissecting which players make stock-elevating plays. The gathered, beach chair-bound judges also notice which aspects of the game appear to be missing in the current revolutionary expansion.
Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:15AM
from Danielle Bernstein / Inside Lacrosse
Position: Attack
High School: West Genesee
Class: 2012
Commitment: Cornell University

How was your recruiting process?:
It was a bit stressful at first trying to find the right fit for me personally. I was very determined to find that outstanding academic university while also considering so many different aspects including lacrosse. However, once I delved further into the process, I found that it was a whole lot easier than I had expected, and it is an experience I learned a great deal from and will never forget.
from Inside Lacrosse
“I started using Brine at an early age and always loved the brand. This summer I was able to start using it again and felt a big difference,” said White. “Brine’s outstanding product and continuous innovation are very important to me as a player. The integrity of the brand and its commitment to growing the sport made this partnership such an exciting opportunity.”
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait has announced that Katrina Dowd will join his coaching staff as an assistant coach. Dowd enjoyed a standout career at Northwestern, where she helped the Wildcats to three consecutive national championships from 2007-10.
from The Auburn Citizen
Wells College will host a discussion about the history of lacrosse and its importance to the Haudenosaunee people this month. Alf Jacques will host the discussion at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Art Exhibit Room in Macmillan Hall on the campus of Wells College.
from Parenting New Hampshire
Don't miss out on attending the Gary Gait Youth Lacrosse Clinic sponsored by MVP Health Care. The clinic on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., is free and open to boys and girls of all ages who pre-register at It will be held at NH Sportsplex in Bedford.
from JustLacrosse
More than a decade ago, sparked by the growth and development of women's lacrosse in Central New York, the "Star Riders" Lacrosse Club came to be.
from Justin Coffman / XPlode Productions
2011 Highlights of Ithaca High Schools' Riley & Eli Lasda.
Tuesday September 6, 2011 12:15AM
. . . when you start talking about leadership, a will to win and the drive to succeed, well, you’d be hard-pressed to find a higher level of it in anyone else out there.

Galloway is well aware of the doubters. Yes, being an indoor goalie is different than a field goalie. But Galloway isn’t jumping into this with the thought of stopping shots. He wants to create them . . .
from Union College Ahletics
Union men's lacrosse coach Tucker Kear has been promoted to associate head coach, the program announced today. The Dutchmen are coming off their most successful season in program history.

“Coach Kear has been the key to our outstanding recruiting classes,” Union head coach Paul Wehrum said. “He is a tireless worker and his defensive game plan against teams like Tufts and Nazareth in the NCAA Tournament last season has been critical to the overall success of our program.”
Ten years later after 9/11, many are still picking up the remaining pieces from the terrorist attacks. “Never Forget” still resonates with every American. How could we forget? Today, a story of heroism came to light from that dreadful date in history, The Man In The Red Bandanna. It’s a story remembering a man who led people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th.

Rhino 9- Sept 1st Winner! from Rhino Lacrosse on Vimeo.

Rhino 9 episode #2- September 2nd from Rhino Lacrosse on Vimeo.

Rhino 9 Contest- Winner #3! September 5th, 2011 from Rhino Lacrosse on Vimeo.

Monday September 5, 2011 9:00AM
from NorthFloridaLacrosse / Jacksonville Athletics
New Jacksonville University Head Coach Guy Van Arsdale (Geneva HS/ Hobart) is interviewed by Ray Carnicelli (Auburn HS/ Cortland State) about JU's lacrosse program and his plan for the Division I Dolphins. (11:11)
from LaxPower
For as long as LaxPower has been around (and surely before then), debates have flaired annually regarding whether lacrosse needs a shot clock to speed up play and increase goal-scoring efforts by the offense.
from Joe Lombardi / Inside Lacrosse
Ask just about any college coach out on the recruiting trail, and chances are, they tell you any events in which they can evaluate the best available talent in one venue is one they are sure to attend.

Next summer, there will be another one that will be launching. The National Invitational 175 is scheduled for July 28-30, 2012 at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
from LaxPower
Many familiar events — such as the Colleluori Classic, Play for Parkinson's, and Prince Memorial — dot the fall ball schedule again this year. The 5th annual Colleluori HEADstrong event for Men's Divisions I and III takes place October 8 and 9 at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. The D1 teams include Hofstra, Cornell, Colgate, Lehigh, Marist, Michigan, Mount St. Mary's, Saint Joseph's, Bellarmine, and Towson.
Saturday September 3, 2011 9:00AM
from Military times
Freshly minted 2nd Lt. Jeremy Boltus was a last-round pick by the Hamilton Nationals in the Major League Lacrosse draft shortly after graduating from West Point in May. Boltus not only made the squad, he helped lead the Nationals to the league’s championship game Aug. 28 while getting named the league’s Rookie of the Year. The award was based on votes by the head coaches and general managers of all six teams in Major League Lacrosse.
from the Brighton-Pittsford Post
James has been the assistant varsity lacrosse coach since 2007. He will succeed Paul Jordan as head coach.
from Inside Lacrosse Forums
So, we're starting to get more Class of 2013 verbal commitment confirmations than ever before. As we have done with previous classes, we're going to keep a running tab here through the spring and into next summer and fall. Feel free to chat about the 2013 recruiting scene in the thread below.
Powless has officially entered the draft after changing his mind about going to college in the United States on scholarship and relinquishing his eligibility.

Powless combines speed and elusiveness with ethereal offensive skills and a high lacrosse IQ. What’s more, as a left-hand shot he’s unusual in a draft that is deep but is dominated by talented right-handers such as Kevin Crowley, Stephen Keogh, Jordan MacIntosh, Jordan McBride, Jeremy Thompson and Jay Card.

Selection Order for Rounds 1-4:
1. Philadelphia
2. Edmonton
3. Colorado
4. Minnesota
5. Rochester
6. Buffalo
7. Calgary
8. Washington
9. Toronto
Friday September 2, 2011 3:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
The results of an MRI said that Powell has a knee sprain and a knee-cap chip — not a tear as was an initial fear. He will not need surgery, he told Inside Lacrosse on Friday.
from Holy Cross Athletics
"I am extremely excited to have Thomas join the Holy Cross lacrosse program as my assistant coach," said [Jim] Morrissey, who won two national championships (in 1993 and 1995) as a player and one as an assistant coach (in 2000) at Syracuse. "Thomas comes from a long line of success as a defensive player and team captain at Syracuse. I am confident his experience as a player and his leadership skills will be key components in the development of our players."
from Lacrosse Magazine
It's kind of weird, but Le Moyne head coach Dan Sheehan is as fired up for the 2012 season as I've ever heard him. In the wake of the stunning end of last season, in which the Dolphins were passed over for the four-team NCAA Division II tournament despite a 12-2 record and the No. 1 ranking in the USILA weekly poll heading into Selection Sunday, one would think Sheehan would still be simmering about the decision. Yet, as Le Moyne prepares for the upcoming campaign, he has the sound of a coach reenergized.
from Justin Coffman / XPlode Productions / YouTube

2011 highlights of Ithaca High School's Adam Fiore and his older brother, Cornell's AJ Fiore.
from Ty Xanders / Inside Lacrosse
Cody Radziewicz, M, Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse) has committed to the admissons process at Cornell. A starter since his freshman year at the Syracuse school, Radziewicz registered 48 goals and 26 assists this past season, earning first team All-League honors. This summer, he played at Under Armour and Maverik Showtime as well as Brine Shootout, NSCLA and Rutgers MVP with the CNY Roadhawks.
from LaxPower
Meg Hopkins, a goalkeeper, played scholastically at Penn Yan Academy where she served as the team captain this past season. A two-time Finger Lakes League All-Star, Hopkins helped her team win back-to-back Finger Lakes League titles during her career.
The Boston Blazers professional indoor lacrosse team announced today it will temporarily suspend operations for the 2012 National Lacrosse League (NLL) season as the team begins the preliminary steps for franchise relocation to a new home facility for the 2013 season.
from LaxPower
James McCready joins the Pitt coaching staff for the 2011-2012 season after concluding this playing career at Canisius College of Buffalo. In high school, James earned 4th varsity lacrosse letters at Iroquois High School, and was named the teams most valuable offensive player in 2005 and 2006 while earning second-team all-Western New York Accolades.
Thursday September 1, 2011 8:15AM
from LaxPower
Sarah Queener (Penn Yan) enters her first year as the head coach of the Pomona-Pitzer lacrosse program in 2012 after a very successful playing and coaching career.
from The Daily Targum
Brecht brings with him the impressive credentials to go along with his respect for the program. Brecht amassed 57 victories over the past five seasons as head coach at Siena, three MAAC Coach of the Year Awards, a 2010 conference championship and the Saints' first ever national ranking.
from Justin Coffman / XPlode Productions
Highlight Video of Gabe Mendola (current Harvard sophomore) (4:50)
from YouTube

from Matt Kinnear / Inside Lacrosse
It was the type of play you'd expect from a first- or second-year player trying to make a name for himself and secure a roster spot heading into expansion. Instead, it came from a 35-year-old legend whose legacy needs no cementing: Casey Powell.
from Binghamton Athletics
Joining a Bearcats squad that has just missed out on the America East tournament the past two years are Kara Pafumi (Fulton, N.Y./G. Ray Bodley), Emma Hayes-Hurley (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington), Kelliann Carroll (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley), Sophie Niesciur (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst), Renee Kiviat (Jericho, N.Y./Jericho), Brittany Bailey (Glen Burnie, MD/Old Mill), Alexandra Fisher (Brockport, N.Y./Brockport), Danielle Robinson (Northport, N.Y./Northport) and Rachel Antelmi (Chittenango, N.Y./Chittenango).
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse program will continue to build on the 2011 campaign with the addition of eight incoming freshmen that make up the Class of 2015. Head coach Jenny Graap '86 will add three U.S. Lacrosse high school All-Americans and four Scholastic All-Americans to the roster.
from LaxPower
Lacrosse at the high school level has grown over 100% just since 2001 and is continuing to expand rapidly while most other sports are not. In fact, lacrosse remains among the top three fastest growing sports among those that are in the top 15 in popularity. And, for the first time ever, girls' lacrosse has cracked the top 10 in number of participants, with almost 75,000 players at the schools covered by the NFHS survey.
from LaxPower
The NCAA issues an annual report on sports sponsorship, participation, and squad size. Their most recent report, which contains detailed information by gender and division for the period from 1982 through 2010, shows that 32.1% of NCAA member institutions sponsor women's lacrosse (up from 29.8% the previous year), and 24.4% sponsor men's lacrosse (up from 23.1%).
#1 Ryan Palasek, Rocky Point (Rocky Point, N.Y.), Syracuse
A Warrior 40 selection, Palasek was named to the All-Suffolk County team. Palasek is a great communicator on the field and is aggressive in pursuing the ball.
from Inside Lacrosse
Athletic Trainer and owner of, Keith Abrams, shares with IL Fitness ten ways to help you avoid dehydration on the lacrosse field.