. . . Galloway has been tabbed as Providence College’s defensive coordinator by new head coach Chris Gabrielli. Galloway hopes to bring a winning culture with him to Providence, while also enjoying everything the Ocean State has to offer from food to recreation.
Few players in the tristate area are as entertaining to watch as Chandler Kirby. The senior defender/long-stick midfielder for Jericho High School (N.Y.) goes at it with a level of intensity and energy few can match. It’s one of the reasons the 5-foot-7 dynamo will be taking his all-out style of play to Cornell.
Some of the biggest names in lacrosse — Millon, Joel White, Ken Clausen, Matt Bocklet, Geoff Snider, Steve Brooks, Jeremy Sieverts, Justin Turri, Scott Rodgers and Eric Lusby — held a clinic Thursday for about 150 kids in Newtown, Conn., in the wake of a horrific school shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children.
Knowing the rules and understanding legal skills can help a player make better, smarter choices. Unfortunately, umpires all too often see mistakes that are easily avoided, cases where a smarter player would work the situation in a way that they make the play and we don’t have to blow the whistle.
In late 1970s Westchester County, there were no Herman's World of Sporting Goods (went defunct in 1993) Model’s, Sport’s Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or any other sporting goods stores selling lacrosse equipment.
The Rochester Knighthawks’ 2012 season was one to remember, culminating in the franchise’s third National Lacrosse League Championship. Last season was filled with memorable moments and fantastic goals. Here is a sample of some of the top goals from 2012.
The Genesee Community College coaching staff recently announced their captains and schedule for the 2013 season. Awarded the honor of leading their team are sophomores Jonathan Gill (Gowanda), Jordan McElligott (Spencerport), Tom Owen (Clarence), and Christian Reiller (Salamanca).
The U-13 Grand River Ironmen are coached by Styres, Jamieson, Smith and Nick Skye. It marks the second straight year that the Six Nations-based team has qualified for the elite national championship. The kids advanced to Florida after winning the Turkeyshoot Championship in Ithaca in November.
IL assistant art director Keely Knopp took some time — a lot of time — to scour our photo servers for the best photos of 2012. The above photos are her selections, mostly from the college season. Use the arrows to scroll through.
All month Cascade has been dropping sneak peaks of helmets they have been producing for the 2013 season. As a leader in lacrosse protective headwear, Cascade has the opportunity to build custom helmets for some of the nation’s top programs. This season they’ve hit the drawing boards hard to bring teams and fans some headpieces worth drooling over. Take a look below and tell us which helmet is your favorite.
Brice Queener (Penn Yan) has been named Rhodes first-ever Women's Lacrosse Coach. Rhodes announced this fall its plans to sponsor an NCAA Women's Lacrosse program for the 2013-14 academic/sports year. Coach Queener will begin his duties immediately.
If you’re a fan of shoot-’em-up flicks, chances are you saw all the mayhem and destruction in Act of Valor and know the 2012 film used real, active-duty Navy SEALs as both actors and stuntmen. But since the Navy SEALs can’t be listed in the film credits for security reasons, you wouldn’t have known this R-rated action thriller prominently features Naval Res. Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver ’96, a member of two national championship Orange lacrosse teams.
Jason Pacheck was recently named the new boys coach for Pueblo West High School's co-op lacrosse team . . . Pacheck, 37, grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Coral Shores alumni defender and former team captain Ryan Bahn has made the Division-1, Golden Griffin’s lacrosse team at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Bahn was allowed a walk-on tryout and impressed the Canisius coaches enough to secure himself a red-shirt freshman spot on the team.
Carson Dutkanych will miss his family, friends and the slopes of Park City, but the Park City High School lacrosse player will join a new family in Albany, N.Y., when his high school days are over. The junior attackman has verbally committed to playing in college for the University at Albany in upstate New York.
We're truly blessed at Inside Lacrosse to have great photographers. This year, our photographers outdid themselves with great work, capturing the speed, physicality and emotion of the game one frame at a time.
Sources confirmed that several potential ownership groups from Rochester have shown interest in the North American Lacrosse League (NALL). Currently, teams from five cities compete in the NALL: Baltimore, Boston, Kentucky, Lehigh Valley and Rhode Island.
Brian Prunty was familiar with Siena College long before he ever stepped foot on campus for an unofficial visit. The Lakeland/Panas (N.Y.) junior attackman also knew plenty about the Saints’ men’s lacrosse program, including its coaches and players.
Bruce Cohen, inducted into the US Lacrosse hall of Fame in 1989, starred at Baldwin High where he was named All-County twice and captain of the 1961 team. As an attackman at Cornell University, he was First Team All-American in 1966 and Third Team All-American in 1965. In 1963, 1965 and 1966 he led the Ivy League in scoring, was named First-Team All-Ivy and selected as Cornell’s most valuable player.
Kids can keep the holiday spirit going by attending the annual Holiday with the Hawks at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Hosted by the Rochester Knighthawks and Arrow Express Sports, the two-day lacrosse clinic will run from Thursday, December 27th to Friday, December 28th.
You could make a pretty strong case that Curt Styres is one of lacrosse’s most powerful and influential figures. You could also easily argue that very few people outside the Six Nations reserve even know who he is.
Kingston graduate Ariana Parker, a lacrosse All-American in high school, has now received that honor in college. Parker, a junior at the University at Albany, was recently named an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American Third teamer.
Zach Reilly’s junior season was cut short when the goaltender suffered a broken collarbone injury in Yorktown’s sixth game of the 2012 campaign, a loss at Smithtown West in a battle of New York state powers. But Reilly managed to return to action late in the season and now is back at full force for 2013. And beyond.
When you think of top collegiate lacrosse programs there are a handful of schools that consistently come to mind. Duke, Virginia, Princeton, and Syracuse vie for the NCAA title year after year. But does having the top programs make their student athletes more likely to be drafted in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft? MajorLeagueLacrosse.com decided to take a look at which colleges produced the most draft picks.
To steal a line from Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind, “Lights is blinding, [Pannell/Baum] need blinders.” The lacrosse media world will focus its attention not on the “concrete jungle where dreams are made of” but on upstate New York, where Tewaaraton Award favorites roam. Ithaca and Hamilton, N.Y., often reside outside the ESPNU hoopla umbrella, but they won’t in 2013 . . .
“I’ve heard great things about the city and I love it so far,” he said. “Moving out here for the season, I’m pretty excited. It’s going to be weird, not doing homework and missing my friends and stuff. But I’m excited for new things and everyone has been amazing.
The NCAA released a package of proposals Friday that would change the recruiting calendar, lift restrictions on how and how often coaches can contact recruits, and allow athletes to accept more money for participating in non-scholastic events. All the proposals are expected to be voted on Jan. 19 at the NCAA's annual convention near Dallas. If approved, they could take effect Aug. 1.
“Twas the Night for Lax Santa”
Twas the night for Lax Santa, when all through my house
The desktop was shut off, even the mouse.
Junior’s equipment bag was hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Lax Santa soon would be there.
He was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of neon lax swag danced in his head.
With ma in her jammies, and me in my sweats,
We’d just settled down for a warm winter’s rest.
When out in the street . . .
Siena is the MAAC's No. 1 team in the 2013 Face-Off Yearbook, according to the league's coaches. Siena was ousted last year in the MAAC finals by Canisius, and the Golden Griffs come in at third in the coaches' preseason rankings after losing 89 goals from a group of productive attackmen.
The Bandits continued the training camp portion of their season with a convincing 20-12 victory over the Philadelphia Wings in a five-period scrimmage on Friday night. Dhane Smith, Buffalo’s first pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, led the Bandits with three goals. Buffalo also got two-goal efforts from Nick Cotter, Chad Culp, Tracey Kelusky, Kevin Brownell and Derek Hopcroft.
You don't often see Curt Styres without his two youngest sons — Bo, 13, and Hunter, 9 — trailing right behind him, including the night of the Rochester Knighthawks' 2012 Champion's Cup victory. The second-youngest of five siblings himself, Styres knows the value of family.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced the addition of former National Lacrosse League MVP Casey Powell for the team’s Youth Lacrosse Clinic. Kids can learn the game from Knighthawks veteran, as well as Nazareth Head Lacrosse Coach Rob Randall, and Pittsford Varsity Coach Andrew Whipple.
Junior attackman Mikey Wynne, who who transferred to St. Paul's from Glenelg over the summer after helping the Gladiators win a state championship in 2001, has orally committed to Cornell, according to Inside Lacrosse.
Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach T.W. Johnson recently announced the four student-athletes that will serve as captains for the 2013 season. Returning captains Ryan Korn and Jake Silberlicht will be joined by Sean Regan and Cam Stone.
US Lacrosse has received a major gift to the organization’s recently-established Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Fund from Team 22 Innovation, an authorized licensee of Under Armour lacrosse products. Valued at more than $95,000 MSRP, the donation includes 200 sets of men’s protective gear (shoulder pads, arm pads and gloves) as well as 40 sets of women’s equipment (stick and goggles).
Three National Lacrosse League teams will play preseason games at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ont. this weekend as the Buffalo Bandits take on the Philadelphia Wings on Friday, Dec. 21 before the Wings face the Toronto Rock on Saturday, Dec. 22. The teams will be the first to see their players in action after NLL teams announced their active rosters before Thursday's cutdown deadline.
As Matt Vinc walked down the hallway into the Montreal Canadiens’ locker room, it was not the start of a tour, but a doorway back his childhood. The 30-year-old goalie for the Rochester Knighthawks is an avid Canadiens fan has grown in Hamilton the longtime home of the NHL team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs.
It’s not every year that the defending champs can add two former league MVPs to their lineup. That’s a rarity in any sport. Yet, the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks did just that this offseason, adding former National Lacrosse League MVPs Dan Dawson and Casey Powell for their title defense.
The Bandits return 12 players from their 2012 squad, including top-scoring veterans John Tavares, Luke Wiles and Mark Steenhuis. Of the 11 new faces, three were selected by the Bandits in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft: forward Carter Bender and transition players Dhane Smith and Hayden Smith.
The Case for Hobart: Once a Division III dynasty, the Statesmen have struggled to keep pace in Division I. After recovering from a much-publicized flip-flop in 2008, will Hobart ever recapture its past glory?
Welcome to Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for today's "Coaches Game," a mythical battle to determine which division — Division I or Division III — employs the most talented team of players ... if we assume they are operating at their prime.
To the Editor: The Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse Association (SGLA) thanks the entire Skaneateles community for its tremendous support in helping us pay tribute to our veterans with the Veterans Day flag display in Shotwell Park. We are humbled by the way the community has enthusiastically embraced this tribute.
The 2013 Face-Off Yearbook features ILWomen's Player of the Year Watch. While there are quite a few players who could have a significant impact on their team this season, we narrowed our selections down to six players:
Parker Ferrigan of Baldwinsville, Nick Mellon of West Genesee, Scott Firman of Jamesville-Dewitt and Connor Cannizzaro of Cazenovia have each found success playing for their high school hockey and lacrosse teams.
Four seniors on the Auburn girls lacrosse team signed letters of intent Auburn High School library Tuesday to join college teams next year. Olivia Brooks signed to attend Bryant University, Sarah Fuller agreed to play at Niagara University, Sydney Teeter will suit up for Limestone College and Christina Luziani signed to play for SUNY Brockport.
The Knighthawks currently stand at 28 players and will get one final chance to evaluate their team with practice set for Wednesday night. The Knighthawks have to get down to the 23-man active roster by Thursday. The team can also sign three practice players to the roster as well.
"We're excited to be able to continue and expand our relationship with CBS Sports Network," said MLL Commissioner David Gross. "We'll now have one third of all MLL games on the Network which will really service our fans and their appetite to watch the best lacrosse in the world."
The men’s televised schedule begins Sunday, March 31, and it’s a big League matchup as Army heads to Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton, N.Y., to visit reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum and Colgate at 12 p.m. Just under a week later, on Friday, April 5, Navy hosts in-state rival and national runner-up Maryland at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The New York Mets today announced they will host the first-ever NCAA Division I lacrosse games at Citi Field in 2013. The inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic will feature the University of Michigan playing Colgate University, and the College of the Holy Cross battling the United States Naval Academy on Sunday, March 17 at Citi Field.
News of the blockbuster Rochester Knighthawks-Philadelphia Wings trade sent shockwaves through the NLL on Friday, with Paul Rabil, Jordan Hall, Robbie Campbell, Joel White and a 2014 second-round NLL Draft pick being swapped for Paul and Dan Dawson and a first-round 2016 NLL Draft pick. It also sent shockwaves through the Inside Lacrosse office, and not just because it's one of the bigger trades in recent memory, just three weeks before the Knighthawks are set to defend their 2012 NLL Champion's Cup victory.
Members of seven Herkimer County Community College intercollegiate athletic teams helped make Christmas a little brighter for local children in need this holiday season by sponsoring youth through the Gram Lorraine Children’s Christmas Stimulus Program.
The defending National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks have partnered with SequentialT, a marketing/technology company that develops robust constituent engagement platforms, to build and manage a fan engagement program for the Knighthawks. The program was development for the Knighthawks and launched during their preseason game on December 8th.
Some of you might have missed the slew of NCAA jerseys that we featured as part of our on-floor coverage of the 2012 IMLCA Convention that took place recently in Baltimore. One of the big sights there was Nike's presentation of a host of new jerseys for the upcoming season.
What do I want for Christmas? What does this lacrosse fan/player/coach/dad want to find in his Christmas stocking? If I were sitting on Lacrosse Santa’s lap, what would I ask him for? That’s an easy one. These things come to mind . . .
The Washington Stealth used the 23rd overall selection in the 2012 National Lacrosse League entry draft to select defenseman Tim Henderson (Tully). But unlike most draft picks, making the opening-night roster is not Henderson's sole focus. The 23-year-old has other responsibilities that go well beyond lacrosse.
The Toronto Rock used two big scoring runs to top the Rochester Knighthawks 14-10 at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday night. The Knighthawks finished the preseason with a 1-1 record, while Toronto improved to 1-1 with its final preseason contest next weekend.
Penn Yan junior attackman Rion Davison has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Hartford. Davison scored 43g-27a in his sophomore year and was named to the Class C All-Tournament team in both his freshman and sophomore years. When he starts his junior season this spring, he will enter with a career record of 76g-34a.
The nine Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) school presidents met Friday to discuss expansion, and the conference later announced that Monmouth and Quinnipiac will join the MAAC for the 2013-14 season.
A large group of McQuaid Jesuit High School students received hall passes so they could show up to congratulate senior defenseman Josh Swartzman at a ceremony to honor his appointment to the Air Force Academy this morning.
The Hamilton College men’s lacrosse team raised more than $4,200 during November for the HEADstrong Foundation to support blood cancer research. Hamilton men's lacrosse, led by the efforts of Matt Hill '13, raised the fourth-highest dollar amount of the 113 teams that participated in the fundraiser. Donations came primarily from family and friends of the lacrosse program.
A two-time USILA All-American Honorable Mention, Neufeld recently capped a brilliant career in which he scored 156 career goals - the most of any Division I player from the Class of 2012. A two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Year and the conference's all-time leading scorer, Neufeld finished his career with 240 points.
The Rochester Knighthawks have completed a blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia Wings. The Knighthawks have acquired Dan and Paul Dawson and a first round pick in 2016 from the Wings in exchange for Paul Rabil, Jordan Hall, Joel White, Robbie Campbell and a 2014 second round pick.
“Steve is a dedicated team player who brings size and youth to our defensive end,” Dietrich said. “We look forward to Steve coming to battle for a roster spot in what has been a very competitive camp thus far.”
While the introduction of the plastic head, which occurred from the late 1960s into the early 1970s, is thought by many to have ushered in the new era of lacrosse, all signs point to the introduction of off-set technology as being a crucial development in the modern era that helped increase the speed of lacrosse and has made the game itself more accessible to the thousands of kids who take it up each year.
Gary Gait said Wednesday night that his son considered Harvard and Brown in addition to Princeton. He said there was never pressure for his son to follow in his footsteps to Syracuse, nor did he think Braedon was concerned about playing in the deep shadow of his father’s legacy.
The Empire State Sports Foundation is launching a fundraising campaign to help bring back the Empire State Summer Games. Pro-hockey forward and Rochester native Stephen Gionta is aiding the launch of the “Fuel the Torch” campaign by urging alumni, athletes and supporters to help bring back the games.
The Red Dragons are looking like one of top teams early on once again. Kaminski provides a great backstop to a talented team, and the road to the NCAAs is likely to go through Cortland, and Kaminski, in 2013. If MK is on point, Cortland will be tough to knock off.
LB3 Lacrosse will be hosting the inaugural Orlando Orange Camp (O2) this winter from January 2 thru January 4, 2013 in sunny Orlando, FL. This three day advanced instructional camp will feature a trio of Syracuse University’s biggest lacrosse stars from the past decade as well as one of the all-time greats to ever play the sport of lacrosse.
The National Lacrosse League teamed up with the Ellen Degeneres show on NBC in a segment that ran on Wednesday, surprising a California educator in this video with new backpacks and school supplies for her students and one rather large check.
Former Hamilton College women’s lacrosse star Kaillie Briscoe '09 has been named an umpire for the 2013 Women's World Cup as announced by the Federation of International Lacrosse. The 2013 World Cup will be held in Oshawa, Ontario, which is located near Toronto, from July 11 through July 20. Briscoe is from Orangeville, Ontario.
With the first overall pick in Wednesday's Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft, the Rochester Rattlers plucked National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Mark Millon from retirement and the former MLL star said he's planning a comeback to the league.
Dom Madonna, Goalie, (Liverpool) - Upstate Under Armour Lacrosse All-American . . . 2011 Section 3 CNYCL Honorable Mention . . . 2012 Section 3 CNYCL 2nd Team All Star . . .137 saves (4.8 GAA) and 64% save percentage as a sophomore . . . 187 saves (4.5 GAA) and 71% save percentage as a junior . . . Led Liverpool to a combined 32-3 record over the past two seasons.
The 2012 World Champion Rochester Knighthawks will continue their preseason on Saturday, December 15th in a showdown against the Toronto Rock at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the home of the Montreal Canadiens and fans can catch the game on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950.com.
This was the most conflicted I’ve ever been in six years of putting together the vaunted Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook All-Name Team. It’s a much more difficult exercise than many realize, and explaining it to the IL staff and readers is never easy. Some people just don’t fully grasp the magic it takes to crack this list.
Major League Lacrosse is holding its off-season supplemental draft Wednesday via teleconference with each team. The supplemental draft happens every year after teams declare their 23-man protected lists at the conclusion of the season. Think of the 23-man roster as the entrée each team will attempt to cook in 2013, and the collegiate draft as the seasoning.
College and high school lacrosse coaches from around the country talk about becoming a better coach at the annual US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. The 2013 convention is set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia.
Turn away Don Cherry, turn away. Fighting will no longer be condemned in the Western Lacrosse Association, or in the junior and intermediate levels of the game, where it was a fabric of the sport until Tuesday afternoon.
Ryan Powell, in conjunction with Rhino Lacrosse, is announcing the newest addition to the Summer Lacrosse Tournament Scene, and I’m already excited for what the Saratoga Springs Lacrosse Shootout is going to bring to the table. RP will serve as the tournament director for the event, and I’m pretty darn sure he’s on to something special with this new Summer tournament for all ages.
The Bandits will unveil their new home and away jerseys when they take the floor at 10 a.m. The new look will mark the team's first primary uniform change in a decade, after the Bandits switched to their current look prior to the 2003 season. Jerseys will be on sale throughout the event at the Sabres store.
Casey Powell Lacrosse and Easton Lacrosse would like to announce a new event designed to teach young players what it takes to succeed at the next level. At Easton Orange Premier we are committed to the development of the lacrosse players in south Florida and the southeastern region of the United States. EOP brings together some of the best players in the area with some top level coaches to help them advance their skills and prepare for the upcoming season.
About a month ago, the “Average MPG” light on my Nissan Stanza dashboard changed from 32.6 – where it has been pinned since September or so – to 32.4. Last week it dropped to 32.2. Hardly cause for panic, but it made me think. Oil changed recently? Check. Different driver or driving conditions? Negative. Then it hit me. I haven’t driven on a 65-MPH road since mid-October.
The Ithaca Little Red, a team that has reached the New York State Class A championship game the last two seasons, is known for having some of the most recognizable team apparel and summer club gear around. If you haven't seen the Grateful Red apparel or the Ithaca Skunks throwbacks from last summer, you need to get a refresher. Then you need to take a look at the custom Brine King IV gloves the team had customized for the 2013 season.
The 15-game 2013 Siena Lacrosse schedule was released Monday afternoon. The Saints will host eight games this spring at Siena Turf Field in addition to key non-conference road contests at perennial national powers Johns Hopkins and Cornell.
Haverford School (Pa.) boys' lacrosse coach John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) knows what it feels like to be a parent going through the recruiting process. During an interview centered on the hot-button topic of early recruiting and the verbal commitment of a Haverford freshman to Johns Hopkins, Nostrant brought up the fact that his daughter, a 16-year-old junior, just made a verbal commitment the night before to play women's lacrosse at High Point in North Carolina.
The Stringers Spotlight features another stick strung up by the hands of one of the lacrosse world's rising professional stars — 2012 NLL Champion's Cup MVP Cody Jamieson, one of Team 22's sponsored athletes.
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with forward Luke Wiles and transition player Scott Stewart, pending league approval.
With three goals and four assists, including a penalty shot game winner, Rochester Knighthawks forward Johnny Powless kicked off the preseason with a bang. The Rochester Knighthawks faced the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, December 8th at the Blue Cross Arena. The arena was packed, full of Knighthawks fans cheering on the 2012 World Champions as they defeated the Swarm 11-10.
Palmyra Macedon junior attackman Ben Reeves made his verbal commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Hobart College. A Varsity player since eighth grade, Reeves considered Albany and Syracuse before selecting Hobart.
. . . former Loyola assistant coach Dan Chemotti was named the Division I Assistant Coach of the Year. Chemotti departed Loyola in October to become the first-ever head coach at the University of Richmond.
The 2012 IMLCA Convention continues this weekend in Baltimore at the Marriot Waterfront, just a quick walk from the Inside Lacrosse offices. If you haven't been following the coverage over on InsideLacrosse.com, be sure to do so, as their interesting news coming out of the event concerning recruiting, conference realignment and more.
On July 17, 2012 the Iroquois Nationals, with lacrosse players from the Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida and Tuscarora Tribal Nations, defeated Team USA 15-13 at the World Under 19 Championships in Turku, Finland. Until 2012, Team USA had not lost in the 24-year history of the U-19 World Lacrosse Championships. Perhaps most impressive, Team USA draws upon a pool of 150,000 players across the nation while the Nationals draw upon a pool of just 86 players.
Cascade's really turning some heads this weekend at the IMCLA Convention. The Liverpool, NY-based company broke out a helmet that's garnering a lot of attention in Baltimore at the event — the Stevenson Mustangs super-cool custom lid for the upcoming season.
Basically, it is a promise from the player to play there and a promise from the coach that he will have a spot on the team. Now, I fully believe in integrity and keeping promises, but not when those promises have a detrimental affect on everyone involved.
Brianna Sirianni considers herself lucky to have played high school sports with her sisters. Because of her decision to attend Siena College, the Saratoga Springs senior will soon have that experience at the NCAA Division I level as well.
Heading into the 2012 season, the Hudson boys lacrosse team had to figure out how to replace several standout seniors that led the Explorers to their first state championship. Fortunately for Hudson, it still had Patrick O'Loughlin on the roster. O'Loughlin, a senior midfielder/attackman, recently signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and lacrosse careers at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
Senior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) and senior defenseman Alex Cameron-Carter (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) led the Le Moyne selections, earning first team accolades. Senior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) and senior defenseman Josh Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) were selected to the second team, while redshirt senior long-stick midfielder Brian Craig (Brewerton, N.Y./Paul V. Moore), junior face-off specialist Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass./Needham/Bridgton Academy) and junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) were honorable mention selections.
IL's been all hands on deck so far, with nearly the entire staff taking in the event. You can see what some of the conversations have included by checking out our first day's worth of coverage over on InsideLacrosse.com.
Friday afternoon at the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Convention, Salisbury Unviersity lacrosse head coach Jim Berkman (Watertown) received two honors, as the awards continue to come in for the national championship season of 2012. Berkman was named the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year and earned the Howdy Myers Man of the Year Award.
A large crowd packed the expansive “Salon E” at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood Thursday to participate in a discussion about the new rules, which were announced this summer and will be implemented for spring play. The meeting was led by prominent figures in the rules process: Ty Halpin, the NCAA Rules Liaison; Jon Hind, Hamilton College AD and chair of the Rules Committee; and Don Zimmerman, UMBC coach and secretary of the Rules Committee.
Several Division I conference meetings took place Thursday morning at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, and the overriding sense was that many conversations were two-toned: one, who can we target for expansion and protect our AQ? And two (once the meeting was over), who in my conference is an ally that my team can depart with and try to find a new home if our conference gets raided or loses a significant member?
The last time Casey Powell suited up for the Knighthawks, and played at The Blue Cross Arena, Bill Clinton was President of the United States, “Maria Maria” by Santana was the No. 1 song on the pop charts and the New Jersey Devils were on course for their second Stanley Cup.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the team’s Pre-Game Party in the 100-level Harbour Club before all Bandits home games at First Niagara Center will return for the 2013 National Lacrosse League season. The party begins on Saturday, Jan. 12 before Buffalo’s home opener against the Minnesota Swarm.
Syracuse University men's head lacrosse coach John Desko released the team's 2013 schedule on Thursday, Dec. 6. This year's 14-game regular-season slate features eight home games, four road dates and two neutral-site appearances in events organized by Inside Lacrosse.
Who's the best player at attack in the men's or women's college ranks? In more seasons than not, questions like that generate considerable debate. Assessments of players - including those involved in the selection of All-Americans - tend to be quite subjective. On the other hand, looking at traditional individual player statistics in isolation can be misleading.
Holy Cross head men's lacrosse coach Jim Morrissey (Skaneateles) has announced the addition of 20 new players to the 2013 roster with 19 freshmen and one sophomore, including seven US Lacrosse High School All-Americans.
Trevor Lang was a four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Bath-Havering High School for coach Ken DiDomineck as he was a 2012 US Lacrosse High School Academic All-American. Justin Justin Picardi was a three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Niskayuna High School for coach Mike Vorgang as he won the Coach's Award in 2012.
The Binghamton University Club Lacrosse team competes in the NCLL D2, and last year the team went 9-4, playing mostly opponents from the Empire East D2 conference. In 2010 the team went 1-5 and in 2011 the team went 2-6. Needless to say, 9-4 was a big jump up. To try to continue that jump to the positive, Binghamton has invested in some aggressive pinnies, and for once, we actually think the digi camo looks pretty good.
The field for the NCAA Division III men's national tournament field will only expand by one team in 2013, according to NCAA representative Will Hopkins, but the pool breakdown of the bids has been altered significantly.
Neal Powless was born with a purpose: to be heard. His Native American name translates to “his voice is heard among the people,” a phrase that has defined his life. Months ago, he came across the opportunity to work on the Native American lacrosse movie “Crooked Arrows,” which was rumored to be riddled with cultural inaccuracies.
Jovan Miller (CBA-Syracuse), whose Twitter-infused boycott of an equipment manufacturer's goods brought to light racial sensitivities in lacrosse, said in a wide-ranging interview with Lacrosse Magazine that he intends to play for the Charlotte Hounds in the spring.
Inside Lacrosse is celebrating 15 years of being The Source of the Sport. To commemorate our 15th year, we're counting down the biggest 15 stories of the IL Era. Coming in at No. 13 is the only item on the list that is simply a player: Mike Powell. No player during the IL Era came to define what a lacrosse player is more than Mike Powell, or as he simply was known for most of his career: Mikey.
Casey Vock, who has the unique perspective of playing against Powell in high school, growing up in the same area and tracking his stellar career through the pros, gives his insight on what Mike Powell means to the sport.
There's returning talent throughout the list, as USILA award-winners return at attack, midfield, specialist, defense and goalie. Mercyhurst, the No. 1-ranked team in the Face-Off Yearbook has two players on the preseason first-team, with Brian Scheetz (Canandaigua) at attack and Andrew Wagner (Iroquois) at defense. Both won the USILA award at their position at the end of last season.
The 2012 season was one Cody Jamieson will never forget. However, with the opening of Training Camp on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th, he and his Rochester Knighthawks teammates must prepare to defend their title in 2013.
As this season of giving begins, the Webster Thomas boys lacrosse team has participated in two recent philanthropic projects. The team, working together, has learned what making a difference in the lives of others can mean within their own community – and beyond!
US Lacrosse today announced the 25-player U.S. Women's National Training Team roster. The team was selected from the standing 38-player roster comprising the 2012-14 U.S. Women's National Team, and these 25 players will train with Team USA in preparation for the July 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario. Katrina Dowd, Lindsey Munday, Katie Rowan, Michelle Tumolo, Laura Zimmerman, Liz Hogan all earn spots on the team.
In an afternoon session on Saturday, December 1, the team started off with a warmup and some shooting before moving into some half-field drills. Coach Ricky Fried emphasized playing at full speed and not playing safe before sending the team from the huddle into the drill.
Team registration for the youth and master’s festivals to be held in conjunction with the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship is now open at www.worldlacrosse2014.com. The FIL World Championship, which will feature a record 40 nations, takes place from July 10-19, 2014, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. US Lacrosse will coordinate both the world championship and the festivals.
University at Albany head coach Scott Marr released the men's lacrosse schedule for the 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon. The Great Danes, who are pursuing their fifth America East Conference Championship, will play a 15-game schedule, including five home games and five America East contests. UAlbany will prep for the upcoming season with two scrimmages against Colgate (Feb. 2) and Cornell (Feb. 9), before kicking off the regular season.
Brian DiBetta, a 2012 graduate of Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, was a standout midfielder for the Bombers during his career, finishing with 23 goals and 21 assists for 44 career points. He earned honorable mention all-Empire 8 Conference honors as a junior, and was named Ithaca’s Men’s Lacrosse Sportsman of the Year for the Empire 8 while serving as a team captain as a senior.
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the team has acquired forward Derek Hopcroft from the Colorado Mammoth in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft. “Derek brings more depth to our right side,” Dietrich said. “He has a great outside shot and continues to work on the other dimensions of his game. He will come into our second weekend of training camp and compete for a spot.”
Tuesday December 4
OCC All-American DeBottis headed to Lemoyne
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Midfielder Mike DeBottis (Cicero-North Syracuse) was a first team All American last year for the National Champion OCC Lazers, ending the season with 47 goals and 9 assists. Mike finished up class work this past fall and is headed to Lemoyne in the spring to play for the Dolphins.
U.S. Lacrosse has named Stevenson head men's lacrosse coach Paul Cantabene (Irondequoit) and assistant coach Tim Puls as speakers at the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. The sport's largest professional development event will take place Jan. 11-13, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Rochester Knighthawks long awaited return to The Blue Cross Arena will end this Saturday, as the 2012 NLL Champions host the Minnesota Swarm. The game is the first time the Knighthawks will play at home since winning their third World Championship on May 19th against Edmonton.
The Syracuse and U.S. women’s national team star attacker is a fearless goal-scorer and ruthless competitor who wears her emotions on her sleeve. (See: 2012 national championship red card). After losing in the title game to Northwestern, which stalled and face-guarded her, Tumolo talked to the website Orangefizz in the podcast heard ‘round Evanston.
In today’s post I want to continue to explain my own experience parent and coach relations. As I mentioned yesterday, this went down back in the 1970s back when parents and coaches seldom butted heads.
There is a tree at Sleepy Hollow High School that the classmates' of the uncle I never met planted in his memory. Villagers tell me that members of the community viewed my uncle Earl Opie as a very civic minded student and leader on and off the field.
Johns Hopkins will be coming to the Carrier Dome to play the Orange on March 16. The date is courtesy of Johns Hopkins, which has released its schedule. Syracuse has yet to put out its full schedule for 2013.
What is your most memorable clutch moment?
My most memorable clutch moment is stripping the ball from a Cornell defender to put it back on the ground with about 10 seconds left in the 2009 National Championship. Seconds later we scored to tie the game, and won in overtime.
Tracy Tucker attended Onondaga High School where she was Team Captain and a standout defender under Coach Lauren Byrne. She was a First Team All-League selection, the recipient of the Head Heart Hustle Award and was an alternate on the 2008 Empire State Game’s Central Team. Tucker also received All-League accolades in soccer and was the recipient of the 2008 Coach’s Award.
After months of instruction, it was time for execution. To get one step closer to the final U.S. roster for the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, players had to show the coaches that they knew what to do and how to do it.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced the addition of former National Lacrosse League MVP Casey Powell for the team’s Youth Lacrosse Clinic. Kids can learn the game from Knighthawks veteran, as well as Nazareth Head Lacrosse Coach Rob Randall, and Pittsford Varsity Coach Andrew Whipple.
Larry Palumbo, a regular photographer for Inside Lacrosse and ILIndoor.com, showed us some pics last night, and we just had to share. With a large portion of the players taking the floor hailing from the Iroquois reservations in New York and Ontario, the arena floor was fittingly covered with purple turf. And you thought Boise State's blue turf at Bronco Stadiun was cool?
I thought about using the title “… for the Lax Bro” but I think that would have only resulted in a different list, the one featured in all the print, internet, and TV ads. I’m talking about gifts for the son (maybe daughter) who not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk – the kid who has been in the college or high school weight room and on the wall since fall ball ended, the kid who has been preparing mentally and physically for the quickly approaching 2013 lacrosse season.
If you enjoy watching defenders who value style over substance, Paul Volante may not be what you’re looking for. The sophomore at two-time Connecticut state finalist Ridgefield is all about being steady and not necessarily spectacular. “I am not a very flashy player,” Volante said. “I play smart with good fundamentals and always play for my teammates.”
The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved a new lacrosse program, which will be run through the town’s Recreation Department. The program replaces the floundering Babe Ruth baseball league, which has seen a decrease of revenue and interest over the past few years.
The Buffalo Bandits opened training camp for the upcoming 2013 National Lacrosse League season with hopes of rebounding from last year's 7-9 record and an early playoff exit. After an offseason overhaul by newly-hired Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich, plenty of new faces were on the turf at First Niagara Center this weekend.
The Fifth Laxies, featured in the December 2012 issue of Inside Lacrosse, saw Loyola clean up awards after its storybook season. Eric Lusby led the charge with IL Player of the Year, DI Player of the Year, Clutch Performer of the Year and Breakthrough Player of the Year.
After capturing back-to-back Ontario girls high school field lacrosse championships with the Fighting Irish, the Notre Dame graduate wants her personal winning streak to continue when she begins playing in Division 1 at the collegiate level for the Niagara University Purple Eagles.
Fans can meet their favorite Rochester Knighthawks players for lunch on Sunday, December 9th at the Stock Exchange Restaurant. In conjunction with the Knighthawks Krew, the Knighthawks will hold “Lunch with the Knighthawks” at noon at the restaurant located on the first floor of the First Federal Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.
After an offseason of change, debate and revision, the NCAA men's lacrosse world has a published set of rules to follow for the next two seasons. The NCAA recently released its "2013 and 2014 rules and interpretations" book, and the 93-page document is available for download here (PDF).
Here's what you need to know, with excerpts highlighting the changes. There's a lot to digest:
"We knew there were going to be a ton of challenges," Tambroni said of arriving at Penn State, "but I don't think anybody could have imagined the challenges that were presented over the last 8-9 months to a year. In a lot of ways, as I look at modern-day Penn State, compared to what it was a year ago, there's a lot more unity on campus."