Trying to replace an All-American in Liz Hogan stands to be Gary Gait's biggest challenge. Although with two talented goaltenders ready to step up and take over, the Syracuse head coach might have some of the burden taken off his shoulders. "Liz was great, all-time greatest goalie I think in Syracuse, and she'll be missed," Gait said. "We appreciate everything she brought, but now it's time to move on. We've got two new players that are looking to step in and fill those shoes."
For two years he learned from the best. Now, he will try to replace the best. It is a stiff challenge for Syracuse University lacrosse goalie Matt Lerman, and he knows it. “Someone’s got to step in and do it,” Lerman said recently. “And I’d love for it to be me.”
The enormity of the challenge facing the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team this season can be found in the preseason coaches’ and media polls found today at insidelacrosse.com. The Orange, with seven new starters in the lineup, will face the nation’s top four teams in each poll. None of the games is in the Carrier Dome.
The Rochester Rattlers have claimed M Matt Cassalia from the Major League Lacrosse player pool. Last year Cassalia returned to Major League Lacrosse with the Rochester Rattlers after a three year layoff. He scored three goals and added one assist for four points in three games. He also went five for nine on face-offs.
My parents told me during my early teen years that if I wanted to play lacrosse, most of the expenses would have to come out of my own pocket. A lot of that came from multiple summer jobs. Looking back, it taught me how to work very hard for the things I wanted in a material world and the value of hard earned money overall. But that discipline introduced me to a very important skill in the sport of lacrosse – stringing a stick.
Chantel McCabe catches up with MLL Commissioner David Gross to get his thoughts on the 2012 MLL All-Star Game. Casey Powell and Tony Lowe also check-in to tell us all about "The MLL All-Star Experience with Casey Powell and Tony Lowe."
The Young Guns Shootout will feature Rising Junior (2014) and Rising Sophomore (2015) teams from each of the NSCLA clubs competing in a 2?day championship format. The event is an opportunity for coaches and scouts to get an up close look at an extremely talented group of 2014’s and 2015’s from elite club programs across North America.
Fans can meet 2012 Knighthawks Hall of Fame defenseman Pat Cougevan on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Stock Exchange Restaurant. Knighthawks rookie Stephen Keogh and former Knighthawk Jake Coon will also attend the two-hour event at Stock, which is located on the first floor of the First Federal Plaza at 28 East Main Street.
"The goal of US Lacrosse is to provide the safest possible environment for youth players, and there may be no more important piece of equipment to have on the sidelines than an AED unit," said Joshua Christian, managing director of sport development at US Lacrosse. "And while these grants may help overcome the financial barrier to having AEDs on the sidelines, offering the additional educational training through these grants is just as important."
If the task, admittedly a smidge premature, was to sculpt our own Mount Rushmore of the top four Section III athletes of this 21st century -- and for the purposes of this happy chore, let’s determine the start of the millenium as Jan. 1, 2000 -- whose images would you etch?
The ball rebounded off Denver goaltender Jamie Faus and hung in the air helplessly near the crease, waiting to be redirected. Kevin Leveille obliged. He snatched the opportunity and threw down the game-winner 2:49 into overtime to give Team USA a hard-fought 16-15 victory over the Pioneers on Sunday afternoon at Champion Challenge.
No need to get your TV or computer screen checked out. There's nothing wrong with that purple-colored tint on your digital display. That discoloration is a decidedly Northwestern hue to the women's national team's 16-6 win over the Wildcats on Sunday at Champion Challenge.
The first major non-football event to be held in Florida Atlantic's new football stadium could well be the 2012 Major League Lacrosse All-Star game. A source said the league is in the final stage of negotiating a contract with FAU, and a deal could be announced as early as this week.
On the field, she's known as "Trix." On the sidelines, she says she comes across as intense. But what happens when Katrina Dowd wears both hats — player and coach — or headbands, as the case may be? For one thing, it makes for a really busy, long day. For another, it shows off the layers of Dowd's talent.
"We set something up, we executed with the go-ahead goal late. But then we turned around and gave it back to them, and that's something we can learn from," Syracuse coach Gary Gait said. "They won't forget that, the players who made that play, and they'll learn from it. Hopefully we'll be better prepared for it the next time we're in a close game.
After a long off-season that left Minnesota Swarm head coach Mike Lines scratching his head wondering what his team needs in order to get better and make a deep run into the playoffs, the 2012 season has arrived after a “youth movement” essentially replaced half of the team with new faces and fresh legs.
The Rochester Knighthawks' second-half comeback fell just short in Denver tonight, as the Colorado Mammoth earned a 14-11 victory over the K-Hawks at Pepsi Center. The Knighthawks fell to 1-3 after their second straight road loss in two nights.
InsideFloridaLacrosse’s Bug Franklin caught up with Coach Gary Gait of Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse right after their 9-9 tie against Team England at the 2012 Champion Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL.
There wasn't much that went the Buffalo Bandits' way Saturday night. Flying into Minnesota after a loss at home to the Philadelphia Wings on Friday, the Bandits dropped a 19-11 decision to the Swarm. It was Buffalo's first-ever loss in Minnesota.
In three seasons as the starting goalie at Bath, Lang recorded 31 shutouts and helped the Rams win three sectional titles. Even with all of his long list of accomplishments on the soccer field, Lang plans on playing lacrosse in college for the NCAA Division I program at Holy Cross.
Syracuse lacrosse is making a splash at the US Lacrosse Champion Challenge in Disney this year. US Lacrosse's annual Champion Challenge is taking place for the seventh consecutive year at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, Jan. 27-29, 2012.
Foley Athletic Center was buzzing with youth lacrosse last Sunday, Jan. 22, as more than 350 area players took part in the Army lacrosse team's free clinic. In its fifth year of existence, the clinic drew a record crowd to the state-of-the-art indoor facility. Current Army players and coaches put the players through skill sessions and drills for more than five hours of workouts.
[Former SU All-American Tom] Korrie brings 24 years of coaching experience to ASA, including six years at the collegiate level. His coaching career commenced right out of college as an assistant at Cornell when the Big Red lost the 1988 national title game to a handful of his ex-teammates at Syracuse, in a 13-8 battle at the Carrier Dome. After his Cornell grooming, he spent the next 13 years coaching high school lacrosse in Upstate New York and Virginia, including nine years at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, where his teams won two National Division championships. He also was named the 1996 National Division Coach of the Year.
from Matt Forman and Corey McLaughlin / Lacrosse Magazine
Less than 30 seconds into the seventh annual US Lacrosse event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida, Katrina Dowd (Yorktown) isolated behind the cage, charged from behind and fired a shot past England goaltender Sally Keogh, giving Team USA an advantage it didn't relinquish the rest of the night. Behind a 13-for-23 first-half shooting effort and five assists from Corey Donohoe, the U.S. topped England, 18-4, in the weekend's opener.
Three members of the Hamilton Nationals will represent Team USA this weekend in the 2012 Champion Challenge. Attackman Casey Powell (Carthage), goalie Scott Rodgers and defenseman Steven Waldeck will take part in the US Lacrosse event at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., January 28-29.
The Rochester Knighthawks yielded seven goals in the fourth quarter, as the defending champion Toronto Rock won for the first time this season, 13-11. Rochester lost despite an eight-point night from Cody Jamieson at the Air Canada Centre.
Before Friday's game against the Philadelphia Wings, the Buffalo Bandits had won 16 straight regular season games when leading after three quarters. That streak, dating back to Feb. 6, 2010, came to an end Friday night.
Fan balloting for the 2012 NLL All-Star game, presented by Reebok Lacrosse, is underway at NLL.com through Feb. 5. Fans can vote as often as they like, picking two forwards, one transition player, two defensemen and one goaltender for the East and West squads.
Temperatures are in the high 70's today, partly cloudy skies over ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in central Florida. On Thursday we competed teleconference calls with Denver coach Bill Tierney and Northwestern coach Kelly Amonte Hiller. Both coaches sounded genuinely excited for the opportunity that playing Team USA represents.
No. 14 SYRACUSE: The Orange will attempt to get back to its once familiar place in the Final Four with new, young players. The loss of goalie Liz Hogan and attacker Tee Ladouceur marks a changing of the guard and makes room for the young guns to step up. Whether senior Brooke Conley or sophomore Alyssa Constantino gets the call in goal remains to be seen.
The Toronto Rock won their first game of the season, 13-11 over the Rochester Knighthawks on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. For the second straight game, a fourth-quarter collapse cost the Knighthawks (1-2). The Rock improved to 1-2 after season-opening losses to Calgary and Buffalo.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team is entering its final two weeks of preparation for the 2012 season. The Raiders will first play a pair of scrimmages against Delaware on Jan. 28 and Cornell on Feb. 4, before opening the season with Bryant at home on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1PM
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) awarded today more than $845,000 in new research to advance the science of sports medicine related to concussion and head injury, and approved second year funding for existing concussion research grants in the amount of $1,000,00 for research grants recommended by the Scientific Advisory Committee. NOCSAE is an independent and nonprofit standard-setting body with the sole mission to enhance athletic safety through scientific research and the creation of performance standards for protective equipment.
Big news from the National Lacrosse League office today. Nine regular season games and the 2012 All-Star Game will be carried live on ESPN3, the league announced this afternoon. The agreement begins with the Rochester at Toronto matchup tomorrow night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Total Performance Training Center (inside the Total Sports Complex) is taking a proactive approach to the sports concussion problem by launching a training program that actually helps prevent concussions. The program takes 20-30 minutes, 2-3 days a week and is proven to increase the strength and stiffness of the neck and head musculature. The automotive industry has known for years that increasing neck stiffness reduces the G-forces encountered by the brain in crash test dummies.
The Minnesota Swarm pro lacrosse team has its home opener at 7 p.m. Saturday against the Buffalo Bandits. In conjunction with that, the Swarm is promoting Native American Heritage Night. Native American kids will play lacrosse pre-game. Local tribal communities will be honored. Halftime will feature a traditional lacrosse match -- the version originally played hundreds of years ago by Native Americans.
Buffalo has put down Toronto and Rochester in consecutive weeks to lay sole claim to first place in the Eastern Division. Backed by two stellar games from goaltender Mike Thompson, the Bandits held the Rock to 10 goals and Rochester to nine. Even with two impressive victories under their belts, head coach Darris Kilgour is making sure his team doesn't get too far ahead of themselves.
The Rochester Knighthawks will embark on one of the toughest weekends of the season, as they visit Toronto and Colorado on back-to-back nights. Rochester takes on the defending champion Rock on Friday, January 27th at Toronto 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, January 28th, the Knighthawks head to Denver to battle the Colorado Mammoth at 9:00 p.m.
As the Raiders ramp up to their first season, Murphy says there weren’t any significant personnel shake-ups based on injuries, transfers or academic issues, noting the fall was one of the team’s best semesters in the time the seniors had been there. Colgate started work as a team on Jan. 16 with double-sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week before starting school on Monday. They head to Delaware for their first scrimmage on Saturday, then host Cornell on Feb. 4, before hosting Bryant in their season-opener on Feb. 11.
The wait is over. The unofficial start to the spring lacrosse season is finally upon us. This weekend the U.S. men's national senior team faces Denver, while the U.S. women's national senior team takes on Northwestern and Maryland at the 2012 Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event held Friday-Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The event showcases elite college programs against the best players in the world, all on one stage.
Here is the Prep Files with Connor Cannizzaro, the 2013 attackman from Cazenovia Central who helped lead the Lakers to the New York State Class C championship in 2011. Cannizzaro, Inside Lacrosse's No. 9 ranked player on the Top 50 Young Gun Rising Junior watchlist, is committed to Maryland.
Le Moyne College men's lacrosse alumni teamed up for the 11th Annual Florida Lax Classic held on January 20th thru 22nd in Fort Lauderdale. Named the 'Has 'Phins', the former Dolphins competed in the Grand Masters Division for players ages 45 and older.
“Buffalo taught us a lesson in making sure we stick to our principles and gameplan,” coach Mike Hasen said. “We got away from it and they made us pay. We tried to do too much as individuals and tried to help out the offense too much.
A Red defender has just stripped his attackman, picked up the loose ball and started upfield. The White attacker is in hot pursuit, revenge on his mind. As they near midfield, the attacker’s desperate, angry wrap check gets nothing but ribs.
Putting oneself in harm’s way is generally considered foolish. The rules of most sports leave it at that. Women’s lacrosse, however, prohibits play where one puts oneself in danger. It is actually against the rules. My informal survey shows this to be another unique aspect of the women’s game and something that can help guide umpires, parents and players to understand certain calls.
If you are looking for hard-hitting action this spring by a national ranked team, look no further than Kunz Field. The men's club lacrosse team has been ranked 10th in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association's pre-season poll. The ranking is the highest Buffalo has ever been at any point in its club's history.
Inside Lacrosse in downtown Baltimore is seeking a motivated, versatile journalist to be our ILWomen.com intern for the spring semester 2012. ILWomen.com, which will launch in early February, will be the home for all of Inside Lacrosse's women's content ranging from college coverage and analysis to high school and recruiting to gear, Xs and Os, lifestyle and more.
After a bye week, the Toronto Rock return to the Air Canada Centre looking for their first win of the season as they face the Rochester Knighthawks on Friday night. Game time is 7 p.m. ET and will air live on TSN2 in Canada.
No matter their record, the Black Knights from West Point are one of the toughest – both physically and mentally – and best-conditioned teams in Division I year after year. Now more than two weeks into practices to start the 2012 season, coach Joe Alberici is certain that he has a group of players who are as committed to success as any that he’s seen at the academy.
Senior long stick midfielder Tim Henderson garnered preseason Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year honors and the Army lacrosse team was picked to finished second in the 2012 Patriot League preseason poll, as announced by league officials during Tuesday's preseason teleconference. The league's seven head coaches and sports information directors take part in the vote.
Colgate junior Peter Baum was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Army senior Tim Henderson was tabbed as the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Voting was conducted by the League's head coaches and sports information directors who could not vote for their own teams or student-athletes.
Members of the Gear Zone staff have managed to get their hands on some old school programs from the Syracuse University men's program. And these beauties are really just that — programs, not quite the full-blown "media guides" that teams are producing these days.
DII Powerhouse Le Moyne is ready to get back to the NCAA tournament this year in style. Check out these special edition two-toned Le Moyne TII helmets in green and white, as well as a pair of all white Le Moyne Brine King III gloves.
WHAT: Pre Game Lacrosse Winter Academy at Sports Zone at Pine Grove CC in Camillus. Ramp up your preparation for the 2012 High School Season with this intense, 6 week program, geared to the serious HS Lacrosse Player looking to get an “edge” going into the season.
During the Rochester Knighthawks’ home opener, two lucky patrons won the chance to explore the glamorous city of Las Vegas. Churchville’s Matt McGee was the one millionth fan to walk through the gates since the inception of the Knighthawks in 1995. McGee has been a season ticket holder for five years and has had the pleasure of visiting Vegas previously before.
Another fine game by John Tavares and the Bandits in their 12-9 road win over the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday night. Goaltender Mike Thompson was a wall, making 31 saves on 40 shots. There was an incredible amount of Bandits fans inside Blue Cross Arena, with rows and waves of orange.
What will our favorite sport bring us next? With the New Year just weeks into its infancy, and every lacrosse team in America optimistically undefeated, this seems a good time to offer resolutions and observations for the game in a much-anticipated 2012.
A SUNY Institute of Technology athletic coach was charged with driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning while he was operating a vehicle registered to the college on Interstate 690 in Syracuse, according to police reports.
It has been a remarkable journey. Mat Giles has played for Toronto, Albany, Columbus, Montreal, Ottawa, Rochester, Toronto again, Edmonton, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Minnesota and now Buffalo in the NLL. Giles, 36, has been involved in three dispersal drafts and an expansion draft and he's been traded seven times.
The “No Limits Lacrosse” radio show will visit Murphy’s Law (370 East Ave.) on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 p.m. The show will air on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com on Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m.
The Rochester Knighthawks will introduce lacrosse to the students at Cameron Community Ministries in the City of Rochester Tuesday afternoon. Knighthawks Joel White, Joe Walters and Stephen Keogh are visiting the afterschool program at 48 Cameron St. as part of Olympic Week.
Steve Beville is closing in on three decades of coaching, so he's pretty much seen – and heard – it all. That was before Eric Richards, then a freshmen, ambled up to the Cortland coach and provided a once-in-a-career excuse for missing practice.
"He's still the only kid in my 25 years of coaching that had to miss practice because a cow beat him up," said Beville, recalling the even from 2009 with a chuckle. That excuse might sound like a whopper, but when you've grown up working on a dairy farm like Richards, getting the worst of a run-in with a cow is a daily hazard of the job.
Herkimer County Community College seeks applicants for Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Bachelor’s degree required in health, physical education or related field; Master’s degree preferred and teaching experience strongly preferred. Coaching responsibilities include: recruiting, scouting, game/practice planning, and player development. Coaching requirements: college playing experience, knowledge of rules and regulations, and prior coaching experience is preferred. Herkimer is a NJCAA college that participates in the highly competitive Region 3. Position will begin on or about February 1, 2012.
Hey guys, my name is JJ Gilbane and I am a senior midfielder at Cornell University. I am from Rumford, Rhode Island and am studying Urban and Regional Studies at school while gearing up for my senior spring up here in Ithaca, New York. I will be blogging throughout the season here on LaxMagazine.com, giving you insight on our team as we progress through practices, games, and life as a Cornell lacrosse player.
US Lacrosse has announced the TV schedule for the 2012 Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event. Both the men’s and women’s national senior teams will face off against top collegiate competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Jan. 29 as part of the three-day exhibition event.
ESPN has announced its 2012 college lacrosse coverage across ESPN, ESPNU, and ESPN3 with a schedule featuring nationally-ranked programs and the addition of the ACC men's and women's and Big East men's lacrosse championships.
Thirteen of the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team’s 14 regular-season games will be televised this season, including six appearances on ESPN platforms as part of the network’s 2012 college lacrosse coverage. Highlighting the schedule is SU’s March 4 road game at Virginia, which will air live on ESPN.
Syracuse junior Michelle Tumolo was tabbed as the Big East Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and was one of nine unanimous Preseason All-Big East honorees. She totaled 63 points last season on 30 goals and 33 assists. Tumolo also earned All-Big East First Team honors in 2011.
The Colorado Mammoth announced today that Gary Gait, widely regarded as the greatest lacrosse player of all-time, has been named to the Mammoth All-Decade Team. The organization also announced that current Mammoth captain Gavin Prout and former captain John Gallant have been selected.
It's hard to improve on a perfect season, but the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team says this year's group has a chance to be even better than last year's bunch that won a third-straight junior college national championship.
A couple days ago I received a package in the mail from Alfred University admissions. Packages from colleges and universities to high school seniors are not out of the ordinary, but I had a different feeling about this one. It was different than the others because inside was my acceptance letter to Alfred along with scholarship money for my academic achievement in school.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factors were a good education, strong alumni base, great lacrosse and tradition. I found myself liking a bigger school atmosphere and felt Syracuse could provide me with all of that. I felt that the coaches there would help me to become the best player I can be and I had a great connection with both (Head) Coach (John) Desko and (Assistant) Coach (Lelan) Rogers.
Before the start of the season, John Tavares said that he'll keep playing professional lacrosse as long as he doesn't start embarrassing himself. He may have been half-joking at the time, but if the NLL's all-time leading scorer -- in his 21st season -- keeps having games like the one he had against Rochester, he might be playing for a long time to come.
Tavares led the way for Buffalo with four goals and four assists in the Bandits' 12-9 victory over the Knighthawks on Satuday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Buffalo (2-0) scored four consecutive fourth-quarter goals in a span of 3:14 to pull away from Rochester (1-1). Tavares tied the game at six at the 10:18 mark of the third quarter and went on to add two goals and two assists on four of the Bandits' five goals in the final frame.
The Buffalo Bandits remain undefeated after a tight contest against their Western New York rivals, the Rochester Knighthawks, on Saturday night. Buffalo (2-0) edged the Knighthawks (1-1) by a final of 12-9 in front of a packed house at the Blue Cross Arena.
While I was at the lacrosse convention only weeks ago, someone, a manufacturer, said they would show me the next big invention in lacrosse. And they showed me a pretty unique and innovative product. They likened it to the plastic stick or the offset head with regard to significance to the game. "Maybe," I thought. Then they said it was one of the greater developments ever in the game. "Wait a minute." I said, "It might be good but let's not lose our perspective here."
Members of the Knighthawks organization said they can feel plenty of positive energy surrounding the team as it prepares to take the floor for its 18th home opener, at 7:35 tonight against the Buffalo Bandits at Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial.
Howard, of East Rochester, N.Y., has been a member of the Genesee Valley (N.Y.) Lacrosse Officials Association since 1997. He began officiating international lacrosse in 2004 and has worked world championships at the U19 and senior levels. He started officiating NCAA lacrosse in 1998 and counts several NCAA Division III tournament games among his assignments. Howard played collegiately for Hobart, helping the Statesmen win the 1987 and 1988 NCAA Division III championships.
Scott Marr and his Great Danes enter the 2012 season ranked third in the America East Conference and 30th in Inside Lacrosse’s Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Rankings. Marr is fine with that, especially considering the fact that Albany didn’t win a single game in the conference in 2011 and finished 5-10 overall.
“A big thing for us is how the kids came back with the right attitude and in good physical condition,” Marr said. “And the biggest thing for us is developing some of our younger players and getting them some time so that we have depth when it comes time for conference play.”
Junior Michelle Tumolo is the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in a vote by the league’s head coaches. The Orange earned three first-place votes and was picked to finish second in the coaches poll, just one point behind preseason favorite Georgetown.
Hamburg native Joe Resetarits continues to follow in the footsteps of big brother, Frank. Joe was selected by the Hamilton Nationals in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft on Jan. 3. Frank, who now plays for the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League, was once drafted by the outdoor lacrosse league as he finished up as a University of Albany lacrosse star, like Joe will this spring.
Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese will continue his work with the U.S. men’s national team when he coaches the squad in an exhibition tilt on Sunday, Jan. 29 against defending National Semifinalist Denver. Faceoff against the Pioneers is set for 1:30 p.m. at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Cassese will be joined by Towson head coach Shawn Nadelen and Chestnut Hill head coach Brian Dougherty to make up the staff.
The lights would go on the fritz. The buzzer would randomly start blaring during the middle of a game for no apparent reason. Sometimes, the scoreboard – which dates back to 1982 – would shut down entirely . . . Soon, though, fans will be treated to a new scoreboard, expected to be installed by the time the lacrosse teams play their home openers in April.
The Buffalo Bandits will head east on the New York State Thruway on Saturday night to take on the division-rival Rochester Knighthawks. The teams sit tied atop the East Division after winning their respective season openers last Saturday. The Bandits defeated the defending NLL champion Toronto Rock 14-10 while the Knighthawks topped the Philadelphia Wings 22-12.
Last year's year cold, rainy, soupy spring in upstate New York was a historical anomaly, but it didn't prevent RIT from snatching the No. 1 seed in the North and the Empire 8 from grabbing three bids to the tournament. The weather did create one casualty, however. With no artificial turf field and a delicate, natural grass game field, a talented Geneseo team could never get out of the gate.
"It was the worst possible experience you could have," said Knights head coach Jim Lyons, who watched his team post a disappointing 7-7 record.
Two-time defending conference champion Syracuse has been picked to win the 2012 BIG EAST men’s lacrosse league, according to a vote of the league’s seven head coaches who were not permitted to vote for their own teams. The Orange totaled 34 points and received four of the seven first-place votes to claim the top spot in the preseason coaches’ poll released Thursday, Jan. 19.
Le Moyne College head men's lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan announced on Thursday, January 19 that Mike MacDonald has joined his coaching staff as an assistant coach. MacDonald, who graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in communication and rhetorical studies, spent the previous three years substitute teaching and coaching the offense at Henninger High School.
The U.S. Men's National Senior Team is currently accepting applications for assistant coaches. In December, former Navy men's head coach Richie Meade was named Team USA head coach. He is looking for assistants to help select, plan ahead and ultimately help coach the U.S. group that will compete at the 2014 FIL World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse in Denver.
After spending 4 days in this program you will leave the Rhino Lacrosse Academy not only a more skilled lacrosse player but also a more knowledgeable lacrosse player. The players that attend this Academy will receive coaching from members of the Rhino Lacrosse elite coaching staff, including Ryan Powell.
July 23-26, 2012 - Cazenovia College.
The SU Women's Lacrosse team is about a month away from its season opener, and the Orange is looking forward to a rebound season. Syracuse went 10-8 last year and missed out on the NCAA tournament. (Video 1:03)
Nine home games, including contests against perennial powers Vanderbilt and Ohio State, in addition to hosting the 2012 MAAC Championship Tournament highlight the 2012 Canisius College women's lacrosse schedule, announced by head coach Scott Teeter on Thursday. The defending MAAC Champions, Canisius will also square off against nine New York State schools during the 2012 slate.
One of five team captains for this year's Statesmen, [Bobby] Dattilo was generally regarded as the top faceoff man in this year's draft. In three seasons at Hobart, he's won 58.8 percent of his faceoffs, the highest career winning percentage for any Division I Statesman. Dattilo also ranks fifth in career ground balls with 191, 72 off the Hobart DI record.
Deep down I have always suspected they come for the fast break most of all. Not the parents, or the ex-players, but the simple fans of the game. Of all the game’s complex interplays, the fast break alone captures the sport’s essence.
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that Bandits forward Tracey Kelusky will conduct four separate “Play Like the Pros” lacrosse clinics at First Niagara Center over the next three months for children ages 8 to 14 years old.
Before taking over the struggling program at Windermere Prep, Tom Korrie was the head coach at Timber Creek HS (Orlando) and at RPI before that. Korrie played at Syracuse University where he led the Orange in goals in 1984 and 1986 and total points in 1986.
Ventiquattro, a Cathrage, NY native, began his college tenure at OSU in 2007, where he earned GWLL Player of the Week, scored nine goals and recorded three assists for a total of 12 points in only seven games. Ventiquattro finished his college career playing 55 games, scoring 73 goals and recording 25 assists for a total of 98 points.
With all three of last year's starting midfielders gone to graduation, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team is hoping some talented youngsters can step up this season--among them redshirt freshman Hakeem Lecky. (Video 1:14)
Zach Miller - Midfield-Denver: Zach comes to the Hill Academy from Steamburg, NY. Zach is a dominant two way midfielder. He was one of the most highly touted recruits from the Hill Academy in recent years.
I started taking yoga when I was around 23 years old and playing professionally. It helped increase my speed, flexibility and overall athleticism dramatically! I wished that I had taken yoga when I was younger. A great place to start taking yoga for beginners is CorePower yogas which are starting to pop up all over the country.
JustLacrosse Editor's note: From time to time, we like to share interesting and important stories concerning the health of lacrosse players as we come across them, or in this case as they are brought to our attention. We do try not to overdue it. We found this video both informative and entertaining. If you or your child feel even slightly puzzled by the subject of concussions, why not invest 5 minutes here? Sent to us by the Frega family.
Baseline tests for concussion are being used increasingly for return-to-play decisions. As a concussion survivor, I’m in favor of them, but also have some concerns. Read on for thoughts on that, as well as some suggestions to remedy those concerns.
Roberts Wesleyan College is getting ready to make a big jump. The North Chili Christian college will leave the NAIA and move to the NCAA Division II. Men’s and women’s lacrosse are also being added. The school brought on longtime MCC coach Rocky DelFino. He says being the only Division II school in Rochester is a boost for local lacrosse.
Make no mistake, the Siena Saints enter the 2012 season with a target on their backs. The Saints are the preseason favorite to win the MAAC; the team returns eight of its top nine scorers from 2011, and the program welcomes former Hobart and Albany assistant John Svec to the helm. Needless to say, things are on the upward swing for Siena as the start of the season approaches.
Rochester Rattlers Defender Joel White catches up with Lax United correspondent Molly Mita and gives his thoughts on former college teammate Kevin Drew being drafted by the Rattlers and gives talks a bit about his off-season schedule.
In their first game, the Buffalo Bandits made a statement with a 14-10 win over the Toronto Rock. The Bandits sent the Rock out of the building with an 0-2 record, which is surprising to see from the defending Champs. Despite being outshot 51-37, Buffalo capitalized on their scoring chances, and pulled away late to seal off the victory.
These rosters will be trimmed in training camp, and there are sure to be some more moves made in the coming months — some that could drastically alter teams. The rosters were compiled from Inside Lacrosse's coverage of the three drafts and the league's transaction wire.
. . . He proposed the ultimate game of RPS with the winner getting to "tase" the loser. Luckily enough Johnny G and the crew at Century 21 were on hand with facilities, a catch crew, and most importantly the worlds strongest taser, the X26.
TAMPA, Fla. - It was the American team from Rochester N.Y., who, for the second time in three years, won the Brogden Cup, sweeping a feisty Canadian team from Ontario in the first two games. The University of Tampa NCAA Division 2 men's lacrosse program played host last week to this meaningful and historic North American competition.
Rochester qualified to represent the United States by winning the National Lacrosse Classic this past summer in Maryland. The Ontario team is comprised of the top players from the Ontario Junior Men's Field Lacrosse League.
Jon-Michael Tokar (Corning Hawks) and Eli Lasda (Ithaca Lil Red), both juniors, recently returned from the Sandstorm Lacrosse Tournament in Palm Springs, CA. The boys were chosen to play for the Brady's Bunch Lacrosse Family based on coach recommendations.
This team was established by Mike and Rachel Wein to provide awareness and support for their son's battle with AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia). Brady, who is 3 years old, was diagnosed with AML at the age of three months.
February is one of the most exciting months of the year for lax gear-heads — college teams are really rolling out their custom stuff for the upcoming season. This year’s no different as we have STX’s Syracuse Alliance handle.
The Marist men's lacrosse team has named their captains for the upcoming 2012 season. Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced that seniors Kevin Defranco (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Chris Harren (Wilmington, N.C.) will lead the team for a second straight season, joined by redshirt junior Evan Guarini (Long Valley, N.J.).
The Rochester Knighthawks were “cooking” last Saturday in their 22-12 win over the Philadelphia Wings in their season opener. On Thursday, the players will do some more cooking as they prepare dinner at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester.
The Division I Board of Directors reaffirmed Saturday its support for a $2,000 miscellaneous expense allowance, but directed the Student-Athlete Well-Being working group to come back to the presidents in April with recommendations for implementation. The action by the Board eliminates the need for an override vote on this issue. The Board also reaffirmed its support for multi-year scholarships.
In 2005 my artistic creativity was lacking A LOT of enthusiasm. Teaching art to grade school students wasn’t exciting. Pharmaceutical/Chemical/Health & Scientific advertising was/is bland – more like “nerdy”. So when the New York Titans asked me to conceptualize and design their advertising, marketing and game program in late-2006, for their January 2007 inaugural season, I couldn’t resist. I had to take it. This was my first time to professionally do something that required my direct, yet strange, mix of talents – ART and LACROSSE!
Actor Alec Baldwin presents a $25,000.00 check to the West Genesee modified sports program. Left to right are lacrosse coach Eric Howes, athletic director Mike Burns, Kris Northrop, Alec Baldwin, Howes son Rob (holding check), Will, John, and Dana Northrop, and principal Beth Lozier.
The recent focus of the lacrosse medical community has been on sports-related concussions and anterior-cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and while both of these injuries are serious and deserve attention, the most common injury sustained while playing lacrosse is the sprained ankle.
There’s a fine-line difference between playing at the edge of the rulebook and trying to beat the rules. One is competing; the other is cheating.
Increasingly, however, at all levels of lacrosse, I find players and coaches crossing that line and somehow believing they’re entitled to do it either because they can get away with it or the consequences from being caught are small.
Eight former Cornell women's lacrosse players boarded their respective planes on Jan. 6 for a destination not typically known as a lacrosse hotbed: Houston, Texas. With cowboy boots in tow – most picked up during a lacrosse trip to Nashville to play against Vanderbilt – the team arrived ready to participate in the Second Annual 7s for 7 Lacrosse tournament in memory of classmate and fellow Cornell lacrosse player, Drew Webb.
Niagara Falls is joining other local schools, such as Starpoint and Lewiston-Porter, in making baseline concussion testing mandatory for all athletes in an effort to better evaluate those that suffer head injuries during play.
Hill School post-graduate goalie Brennan Donville has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Cornell University. Donville was recently selected to the Canadian U-19 National team. He starred at St. Michael’s College School in Toronto before coming to The Hill School.
The Rochester Rattlers began their 2012 MLL College Draft by immediately addressing a need, and drafting Mike Manley, the top-rated defenseman in the 2012 MLL?draft. Manley is a graduate of Penn Yan Academy, and has been a standout defenseman with the Duke University Blue Devils for three seasons.
Ryan Powell sent these over to us just for kicks! Check out these Nike Air Force 1?s that were recently added to his sneaker collection. There is a BIG difference between cool sneakers and custom sneakers, and this is a prime example. Ever seen a custom pair quite like this?
MP visits an abandoned concrete manufacturing plant in Jamesville, NY with a camera, a stick, and a ball. A lacrosse/parkour hybrid video that blends "never before seen" stick tricks and physical maneuvers set against a distressed factory backdrop. Fast paced editing and driving roots music takes the viewer on an original ride that demonstrates the unmatchable creativity of the game and brings lacrosse to a new place. Truly, the first video of its kind.
Hobart is looking to rebound from a 5-9 record last season in which the Statesmen were barred from postseason play because of NCAA penalties. Coach T.W. Johnson says the penalties are in the past and the team is preparing for the upcoming season one game at a time.
If you were with us this afternoon on Twitter, you learned of a verbal commitment by one of the nation’s top sophomores. Austin Fusco, a longstick midfielder/defenseman, decided on Syracuse University today, to end an intense recruitment and continue a family tradition at the same time.
Making his first public appearance since being named Team USA men's senior national team about a month ago, Richie Meade delivered an impassioned, rousing speech Saturday titled "Pillars of Leadership" at the US Lacrosse National Convention.
It's no coincidence that Tim Flynn, U.S. U19 men's national team coach, along with six U19 players — Greg Danseglio, Tanner Ottenbreit, Stephen Kelly, Stephen Jahelka, Danny Eipp and Rob Enright — demonstrated "Drills To Develop Transition Offense," at the US Lacrosse National Convention on Saturday.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has long reserved a special place on the roster for No. 22, a jersey number worn by some of the school’s most accomplished offensive players. There is a movement afoot to make No. 11 the dream jersey for Orange defensemen. “I think it’s great,” Desko said of Megill’s acceptance of No. 11. “He’s going to step into that role and be a leader for us. If he can turn No. 11 into that special number for us on the defensive end of the field I’m all for it.”
A concussion is a brain injury that occurs when the brain accelerates in a spinning motion because of a blow to the head or body, or a fall, jolt, or other force. The injury causes a temporary impairment of the brain’s normal function. Although many people think of a concussion as getting “knocked out,’’ less than 10 percent of concussions actually cause a loss of consciousness. William Meehan, director of the Sports Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital, says . . .
The Inside Lacrosse crew had a busy weekend in Philadelphia at the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention. One of the highlights from Saturday was a press conference with the production team of Crooked Arrows, the highly anticipated film focused on a Native American lacrosse team, a pool of 'actors' comprised of many players from Iroquois Nation reservations.
A quick video of @crookedarrows star Brandon Routh speaking at the press conference.
Bob and Duncan Streeten will be presenting to the US Lacrosse Coaches Convention in Philadelphia today at 10:15 am about starting a youth lacrosse program. They will be assisted by Dennis Lebaron. The presentation will attempt to communicate some of the ideas, techniques and methods they used when they began the Corning-Painted Post Youth Lacrosse League.
The Rochester Knighthawks (1-0) were in midseason form on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. They dominated the Philadelphia Wings (0-1) by a score of 22-12 in what was the season opener for both clubs. The game turned ugly in the final minute when seemingly every player on the floor, including both goalies, dropped the gloves. But the flurry of fights did little to overshadow what was a sharp Rochester team.
The Rochester Knighthawks used one of the best offensive efforts in their 18-year history tonight in a 22-12 victory over the Philadelphia Wings. Jordan Hall tied his career-high with nine points in a game that also featured over 200 penalty minutes.It was a milestone night for a handful of Rochester players, as three Knightawks had nine-point nights.
On a night when several Buffalo Bandits started the 2012 season off nicely, their goalie had the best game of them all. Mike Thompson was outstanding in leading the Bandits to a 14-10 win over the Toronto Rock before 16,356 in the First Niagara Center.
The ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was standing room only. Hundreds of officials had showed up to see a presentation on carding in NCAA women's lacrosse with Pat Dillon and Laura Hebert, a pair of nationally rated umpiring gurus. "We expected 30 people," Hebert, also the Incoming Chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors, said to the crowd.
Quint Kessenich was calling the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft on Friday. Rob Pannell went No. 1 to the Long Island Lizards, Max Seibald was traded from Denver to the Lizards, and Steele Stanwick went No. 2 to the Ohio Machine. Rochester cleaned up. Coach Tm Soudan had a plan and picks broke his way. Defender Mike Manley is a starter when he finishes up at Duke. I love Roy Lang. Kevin Drew is the best shorty in the class. Joe Cummings is the best inside/off-ball midfielder in the draft and will be lethal with Nee Crotty. Bobby Datillo is the best FoGO in the draft. Rattlers get an A.
Brett Queener spent the fall as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater Albany working with coach Scott Marr, but he recently decided to take up an opportunity coaching the goalies for Syracuse’s women’s team with Gary Gait. Queener says he’s excited about his move to the 315, and with sisters who’ve played and coached lacrosse, excited at the opportunity to work with the women’s game.
In a dim-lit corner of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a metallic orange cage and portable crease let US Lacrosse members know they've entered the Goalie Room, a new twist to the US Lacrosse National Convention this year in Philadelphia.
The Inside Lacrosse Gear Zone spent Saturday roming the floor of the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention looking to bring you as many looks as possible of interesting and unique products as possible. Saturday was again a bustling scnene in the Philadelphia Convention Center.
As promised, here is part two of the gear, apparel and other products on site at the Expo hall. ILWomen.com, Inside Lacrosse's website that will be dedicated soley to coverage of women's lacrosse will bea launching soon.
The North American Lacrosse League has obtained a federal court restraining order against two of its former teams and several affiliated individuals in an effort to stop the dissemination of false information and to continue all League operations as planned.
Pannell or Stanwick? That was the question in college lacrosse last year, so it's no surprise that Cornell's Rob Pannell and Virginia's Steele Stanwick found themselves at the top of the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft on Friday night. The draft was held at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott as part of the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. Pannell, the USILA Player of the Year last season and Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Player of the Year for 2012, went No. 1 overall to the Long Island Lizards.
The Rochester Rattlers entered the 2012 MLL Draft with a pressing need at close defense and were also looking for a lot of help in midfield. After the first seventeen picks in the 2012 MLL Draft they had taken significant steps in filling those needs. The Rattlers selected Mike Manley (D) with the third overall pick in the draft. Then they selected Cornell’s Roy Land (M) and Syracuse University’s Kevin Drew (M) in the second round and Maryland’s attackman Joe Cummings in the third round. Cummings is expected to play in midfield in Major League Lacrosse. In the middle of the draft the Rattlers addressed their need at FOGO by selecting FO Bobby Dattilo from Hobart.
Hamilton selected a Mann Cup champion in the fifth round (39th overall) by taking Joe Resetarits. The University of Albany attackman played for the Brampton Excelsiors in 2011. Resetarits, a two-time first-team All-America East Conference standout, led the Great Danes with 31 goals and 13 assists last season. The Hamburg, NY, native was fourth in the league in both goals and scoring in 2011.
IL's two Gear Zone gurus have been shooting as much of the cool gear, apparel and other swag that's being featured in the expo area. We'll bring you a photo dump from each day, spreading pics of some of the eye-catching items and scenes over the course of the weekend. With more than 130 exhibitors on hand to show off their goods, there's a lot to talk about.
Indoor lacrosse games between the Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock are almost always intense. Starting with tonight's game between the teams in First Niagara Center (7:30 p.m., TV: nll.com; Radio 1520 AM), they should feature a faster tempo as well.
Teamed up with NASCAR Sprint Cup driver J.J. Yeley, Styres recently entered the 26th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals at the QuikTrip Center's Expo Raceway on the Tulsa (Okla.) Fairgrounds. 2012 marks his fifth trip to the spacious indoor quarter-miler, the third as a midget car owner.
With its first game less than six weeks away, the Syracuse women’s lacrosse squad had its first practices to prepare for the 2012 season on Friday, Jan. 13. The squad held two sessions in the Manley Field House arena.
"You are ambassadors for lacrosse. That's why you're here," Edwards told the crowd. "The growth of the game is fantastic, but you have to teach the right things as it grows. And it starts with the little ones."
"The little ones learn from officials and from coaches," he said. "What will you do as a coach or official to make the game better?"
By all accounts this year's draft is top-heavy and not as deep as last year's incredible talent pool. But that just means there might be more surprises in store this year. One already happened, with Jovan Miller making his way to Charlotte for draft picks.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the return of the Bandits Post-Game Party at Cobblestone Bar & Nightclub following all Bandits home games at First Niagara Center during the 2012 National Lacrosse League season.
For 64 college kids around the country, tonight will mark a special moment in their lacrosse careers. The Hamilton Nationals will make January 13, 2012, a day to remember for eight college lacrosse players as they make their selections at the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.
from Ryne Gery and Andrew Tredinnick / The Daily Orange
Bobby Eilers didn't hesitate. The senior midfielder was quick to say he and his teammates have noticed Syracuse's place in the preseason media polls.
They aren't pleased with their No. 7 ranking in the 2012 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off
The Orange Lacrosse team is trying not to focus on all the players they lost last season. Key players like goalie John Galloway, long stick midfielder Joel White and attackman Stephen Keogh are just some of the seniors that SU must replace for the 2012 season. (Video 2:00)
I personally respect him as an athlete and as a person and hope that he has continued success. Without even getting into the religious side of things, I feel he is a good role model for young athletes. He exhibits a number of traits that are key to success in life as an athlete and in the real world. Here are some of those aspects of his personality that I feel young athletes can try to emulate to find success for themselves:
“It was not a night I like to relive,” Drew, 21, said Thursday afternoon during SU’s annual media day inside Manley Field House. “I definitely went through a tough time, and I’m just looking forward to the future. I’m going to learn from my mistakes.”
Unlike state schools like North Carolina and Kansas where a majority of the fans are alumni, Syracuse is a private institution. A high percentage of its undergraduates come from outside Central New York and most of its graduates leave the immediate area after graduation.
When the Buffalo Bandits don't win a National Lacrosse League championship, General Manager and head coach Darris Kilgour usually makes good-sized changes to the team's roster the following year. Such is the case in 2012. New faces will be plentiful as the Bandits open their season Saturday night at home against the Toronto Rock. Kilgour has six players on the 23-man roster who weren't around last year.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson will donate a game-used stick to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricanes Lacrosse “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying campaign. The Reebok 10K was used by “Jammer” in both preseason wins and helped the second-year pro collect 12 points. Unlike most athletes who would keep the stick out of superstition, Jamieson understands the importance of donating his stick.
In the offseason, the Rochester Knighthawks and Philadelphia Wings underwent some of the most drastic changes in the National Lacrosse League. On Saturday night, the East Division rivals will showcase their new-look lineups as they meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. The game will be broadcast live on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.
The Colleluori Family will be presented with the award at the annual FCA Lacrosse Breakfast at the US Lacrosse National Convention. The breakfast will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 a.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott (1201 Market Street), in the private dining room of Restaurant 13. For the past 24 years, FCA Lacrosse has hosted a free breakfast to encourage and thank lacrosse coaches for their commitment to the game of lacrosse.
Lacrosse and art have gone hand in hand for centuries. An emotional voice over, with spiritual aim, carries the viewer through the North Country landscape and onto the wall of a dirty warehouse. Combining shots of forever fields and raging waterfalls with footage of MP hand painting portions of his statement, this piece goes beyond the surface and reaches for the athletes inner game.
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team began the 2012 season on Thursday with the team's annual media day at Manley Field House. The Orange took to the field in the morning for the squad's opening practice of the season before participating in media day and a second practice later in the afternoon. Head coach #John Desko# previewed the upcoming season for during his introductory news conference, while student-athletes were on-hand for interviews and photos.
"We are really excited to be back," Desko said. "This is a new group. I am feeling pretty good about where we are right now and the work ethic of these guys has been very good. Our conditioning run last night was very good. It showed that the guys worked hard in the offseason to get those times that we got.”
The Charlotte Hounds are continuing to be active players in the Major League Lacrosse trade market. The Hounds have acquired Jovan Miller from the Rochester Rattlers in exchange for draft picks, Inside Lacrosse has learned. The deal has not yet been officially announced as it is awaiting league approval.
Thomas Klosowski used to climb through a window to get into the weight room at Gulliver Prep in Florida, but he needed Onondaga Community College for his true window of opportunity. Despite an All-America finish at Gulliver, the defenseman did not have a college offer, and he had all but given up playing lacrosse at the next level and was ready to stay in the Miami area.
“The Rochester Knighthawks are pleased to announce that we have continued our partnership with Time Warner and will be broadcasting seven of our games this season, including one live on CBS,” said Knighthawks President Lewis Staats. “We are happy to be able to bring live lacrosse action to Time Warner Cable. But if you want to get the full effect of what Rochester Knighthawks ‘No Limits Lacrosse’ is all about, the only way you can truly experience the best lacrosse action on the planet is by being inside The Blue Cross Arena.”
The Hamilton Nationals have the seventh overall selection in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft on Friday, January 13th. The Nats have eight picks in the draft, which will take place from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. at the Marriott Liberty Ballroom in Philadelphia. The Draft will be streamed live on the MLL Website, majorleaguelacrosse.com.
Title IX lawsuits typically arise with college and secondary school sports. The lawsuit, which was filed last month and announced Thursday, was unusual because it targets a youth league not affiliated with a school, experts said.
from Inside Lacrosse / Easton Lacrosse / IL Television
Inside Lacrosse has learned that Easton Lacrosse has signed Syracuse University all-time leading scorer and former Major League Lacrosse standout Mike Powell to its growing stable of sponsored athletes.
Dryden Lacrosse was a recipient of a 2011 US Lacrosse Equipment Grant for both their girls and boys programs. After applying over the summer with the help of many people, Dryden Lacrosse learned in November that they had been selected to receive equipment for both the boy's and girl's programs.
Eight current college seniors, former Section Five stars, have announced their plans to enter the MLL draft which will be held in Philadelphia on Friday, January 13, 2012. All eight are NCAA Division I players with exciting records at their colleges. The Major League Lacrosse Entry Draft will be broadcast via streaming video on the MLL's website www.majorleaguelacrosse.com from 8:30PM to 11:00PM. The Rochester Rattlers have the third overall pick in the draft.
Make that nine current college seniors, former Section Five stars, who have announced their plans to enter the MLL college draft on Friday. Duke University star defenseman, Mike Manley has added his name to the list.
The 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft will be held Friday at the Marriott in Philadelphia. There will be eight rounds of picks, with 64 players selected. I'm estimating that 22 midfielders, 21 attackmen, eight defenders, four FOGOs, four goalies and five LSMs will get picked. The midfield and defensive talent in this draft is sparse. Here's the breakdown of the best eligible players at each position.
After coming over from Calgary in a 2010 trade, he fit right into the system put in place by head coach Darris Kilgour. A gifted goal scorer, creative passer and consumate professional, Kelusky has been a solid addition to the Buffalo offense and to the lockerroom. (Audio 15:20)
Kevin Drew, a senior defensive midfielder on the Syracuse University lacrosse team, will be on the field Thursday when the Orange officially opens preseason camp with two practices sandwiched around its annual media day at the Manley Field House Arena.
It chills Sheila Marano, 27, of Liverpool, when she imagines the life she might be living if Dr. William Bingaman hadn't surgically removed a third of her brain's left frontal lobe in 2007 at the Cleveland Clinic. Marano went on to play Division I lacrosse at Niagara University. She was so adept at hiding her condition, she was able to keep it a secret from her coaches and teammates. When people asked why she often fell to the ground, she passed it off as nerve damage in her leg.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is proud to announce a new six-year corporate partnership with PrestoSports, Inc. through 2018. PrestoSports will serve as the Official Statistics Provider of the NJCAA and deliver the organization and its 500-plus member colleges an upgraded national stat program as well as access to its new PrestoSports Stats Entry application, which is a free stat entry solution.
As I descended deeper into the murky water, I struggled to relieve the tension that had built up in my head- it felt like a balloon ready to pop. As I paused to clear my ears, I was pulled down by the same cord that was allowing me to breath, a sudden reminder of just how sketchy this really was.
Tim Henderson, Army (Tully): His brother, Bill, was a seventh-round choice last year by Hamilton. Tim could be in the same boat. MLL GMs love his stick-handling and his ability to cover up top as a long stick midfielder. His ability to cause turnovers and lead transition is also a huge plus. What hurts Henderson in terms of playing right away in MLL, and all service academy players, is the military commitment that follows graduation. If Henderson has a chance to play he could be a good one.
The announcement of the COMLAX.com Powerball Lacrosse Tournament really made some waves late last month. Our Twitter account was blowing up with comments of people excited to hit Atlantic City for the Grand Prize. (Follow @PowerballLax, by the way). People are itching for information, so I went to the other side of the office to talk to Dan Flynn, the Assistant Director of Business Development.
Wednesday January 11, 2012
2012 Armed Forces Day Jamboree - Grades 3-8 / May 19 / Guilderland, NY
For the second straight year, Major League Lacrosse will hold its collegiate draft prior to the college season Friday at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia. Given the timing, the preseason evaluation process is tricky for MLL coaches and general managers. The eligible college seniors they need to select still have a full season to play this spring. Their stocks could rise or fall dramatically due to injuries, breakout seasons or notable flops.
“The 2012 season of Knighthawks ‘No Limits Lacrosse’ action at The Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester is less than two weeks away,” said Knighthawks President Lewis Staats. “We are very excited for the season and we know that the 2012 Knighthawks’ players are prepared to give this city something to cheer about. With every home opener comes the anticipation of what the season has to offer and we are sure that our fans will be entertained by being able to watch some of the very best lacrosse players in the world and also by gifts and prizes available to our fans throughout the year.”
The Rattlers are in an interesting position in this draft. They have the VERY tradable No. 3 pick in the first round of a notoriously shallow draft. I don’t see who the Rattlers can pick at the three spot that makes any sense to their team as it stands now.
The Hill Academy is a private high school for dedicated student athletes. Hill lacrosse players practice and play throughout the entire academic year and compete against some of the top lacrosse programs from across North America. The focus of the program is to develop and prepare the individual for the demands of college lacrosse. We take a holistic approach, emphasizing personal growth, fitness, nutrition, skill development, leadership, and character development.
Ben DeLuca, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, is pleased to announce that Connor English has been accepted to Cornell University and will be eligible to join the Big Red for the 2012 men's lacrosse season. Though final details are regarding his eligibility are still in the works, after playing two seasons at the University of Virginia and attending classes at Nassau Community College this past fall, English is considered a junior and is expected have two years of eligibility remaining at Cornell.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the return of the Bandits Pre-Game Party in the 100-level Harbour Club before all Bandits home games at First Niagara Center during the 2012 National Lacrosse League season. The party begins this Saturday, Jan. 14 before Buffalo’s home opener against the Toronto Rock.
With the season-opener just over a month away, head coach Joe Alberici and the 2012 Army lacrosse team put its first official practice in the books on Monday afternoon when the squad took to Michie Stadium for the first time. Unseasonably mild temperatures and zero snow accumulation on the ground met the Black Knights, who held a spirited first session outdoors.
The U.S. U19 men's national team got a up close and personal taste of what it means to represent the United States this weekend. The above picture, passed along by US Lacrosse Director of National Teams Nathaniel Badder, was taken Sunday on the 84th floor of the under-construction Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan.
The US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, and the US Lacrosse Fan Fest will bring roughly 5,000 lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators, trainers, players and fans to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia Friday through Sunday. The convention runs Jan. 13-15 and annually is the largest professional development and networking event in the lacrosse world for coaches, officials and administrators at all levels of play. Walk-up registration at the convention center will be available for $150.
As the lacrosse world reflects on the year that was 2011 and sets goals for the new year ahead, some recently imparted advice by newly appointed Colgate men’s coach Mike Murphy reminds those in the coaching profession to consider their relationships with others and how those can be used to help guide a coach through his or her career.
At the IMLCA Convention and Trade Show held in Baltimore last month, Murphy gave a presentation titled “My Long, Strange Journey,” in which he spoke candidly about his own career. He encouraged college and high school coaches to extend themselves as much as possible and grow their networks in an effort to become better coaches, better people.
Stevenson men’s lacrosse eighth-year head coach Paul Cantabene (Irondequoit) was recently named to the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The ceremony will be held on January 21, 2012 at The Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland.
Cantabene was inducted in the Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003 and was honored with the President’s Medal at the University’s graduation on May 21, 2010.
One week before their season, the Rochester Knighthawks were busy meeting fans throughout Rochester and surrounding communities.
“Delivering tickets to our loyal fans is always a great experience. It's an opportunity to meet the people that cheer us on and show them our appreciation,” said Rochester native and Knighthawks forward Joe Walters.
The Rochester Knighthawks will unveil their 2012 Reebok home and road jerseys for the upcoming National Lacrosse League season. The event on Tuesday, January 10th at 2:00 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena is part of the Knighthawks Annual Media Day.
The Pittsford Central School District has an immediate need to rectify a critical shortage of available outdoor athletic playing fields. Please join us in showing your support for this initiative. Please attend the Board of Education meeting today at 5:30. For more information on the propose project, click here
For the record, this year’s staff poll included votes from Brian Shanahan, Teddy Jenner, Steve Bermel, Stephen Stamp, Ty Pilson and Bob Chavez. And if you care to see how we did for the 2011 season, check it out here.
Through the years, sports and charities have in some ways become intertwined. But a sport with less public awareness has done more than its share to raise awareness to charitable causes. Lacrosse has a culture that may make it the most giving of all games.
The Pittsford Central School District has an immediate need to rectify a critical shortage of available outdoor athletic playing fields. Please join us in showing your support for this initiative. Please attend the Board of Education meeting today at 5:30. For more information on the propose project, click here
Saturday January 7, 2012
Rochester Sweeps to Win Brogden Cup!
from Joel Franklin, Level 2 Sports
Rochester defeated Canada in Game 1 Friday night, 15-11, and followed up today with a 15-8 victory to claim the 2012 Brogden Cup. Story, photos and details to follow on Sunday.
Livestream and the National Lacrosse League (NLL) will partner for a fourth consecutive season to bring new and innovative live streaming coverage of the 2012 NLL season to lacrosse fans worldwide free of charge. The National Lacrosse League joins as a premiere content partner on the New Livestream service (new.livestream.com), a new streaming platform, currently in closed Beta—building on the strength of the original Livestream—the leading live video destination.
The National Lacrosse League is pleased to announce the launch of NLL Radio. NLL Radio is a new online radio channel which will include original content programming, plus audio of live and archived games. NLL Radio is free of charge and can be listened to anywhere via smartphone, iPad or other mobile device.
Rochester Knighthawk Pat O’Toole receives all types of calls at Metal Supermarkets in Mississauga, but most are to order costumed-cut metals. Thursday, O’Toole received an unexpected call of a different nature from one of the nation’s largest newspapers.
At the end of his sophomore year, Sam Bradman had amassed a trove of individual honors. He was a first team All-American in 2010 and the USILA Midfielder of the Year after scoring 58 goals and assisting 28 others for Salisbury. When he returned to campus the following fall, however, he came to understand that Salisbury players are measured by a different standard.
University of Maryland coach John Tillman announced today that All-American midfielder Mike Chanenchuk and long pole Taylor Morgan have transferred to play for the Terps in 2012. Morgan comes to College Park after spending one season at Syracuse. The native of Potomac, Md., missed the entire 2011 season due to illness.
Centenary College has added former three-time All-American John Lade from Syracuse University to their coaching staff for the 2012 season as a volunteer assistant coach.
The former champion looks to bring his skills and experience to the Cyclones staff as Head Coach Matt Klank is very excited to have Lade aboard: "We are thrilled to add John to our staff. John will provide our players with a wealth of experience when it comes to individual and team defense."
The start of the New Year means the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team is about to begin practice in preparation for the 2012 season. After a strong fall semester of practices and workouts, head coach Brian Brecht and the RU squad is primed to start the spring semester and welcome 10 student-athletes to its freshman class as they get set to begin their Division I lacrosse careers. Includes midfielder Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia).
US Lacrosse, in partnership with the filmmakers from the upcoming feature film release "Crooked Arrows," has announced that the film's star, Brandon Routh, will attend the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, Jan. 13-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Recent events concerning our League have caused much confusion among fans and players. It is unfortunate that this has happened, but it is important for you do understand the facts.
Today, our top five stories from 2011:
Much better than cooties, we've got CotY's! . . . Going native . . . You can't spell ACC without SU . . . A couple of dozen has taken many a long way . . . We will never have a better #1 story.
Assistant women’s lacrosse coach Katrina Dowd (Yorktown) has been slated to speak at the 2012 U.S. National Lacrosse Convention presented by Champion from January 13 -15 in Philadelphia, Pa. Dowd will present the sticks skills session.
Canisius College women's lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter announced the addition of five players to the 2013 roster on Thursday. Ashley Bull, Claudia Coleates, Cody Kucharski, Caroline Ogden and Alexis Roskovich have all signed National Letters of Intent to join the reigning MAAC Champions, beginning in the 2013 season. A midfielder from Watertown, N.Y., [Cody] Kucharski has totaled 223 points, 120 goals and 103 assists during her career. She earned 2011 Frontier League All-Star honors after receiving honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore.
Teammates faced an assault of balls off the stick of [Shane] Jackson, a transfer from Onondaga Community College and a prototypical box feeder. Practices were constantly halted as passes breezed by the ears of cutting players or no-look dishes sailed out of bounds.
"I just kept telling Shayne, 'Hit them in the head. They'll get used to it,'" said Limestone head coach J.B. Clarke.
The Marist men's lacrosse team has named their captains for the upcoming 2012 season. Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced that seniors Kevin Defranco (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Chris Harren (Wilmington, N.C.) will lead the team for a second straight season, joined by redshirt junior Evan Guarini (Long Valley, N.J.).
Guy Van Arsdale, as many coaches have, has been down this road before. And, merely because the location changes, the general plan of action doesn't as he steps into a men's lacrosse program new to him and now but days away from its new season, his first as head coach at Jacksonville University.
National Lacrosse League players will be outfitted in new uniforms designed by Reebok this season. The new uniforms are lighter in weight and feature a sleek design that will allow the fastest game on two feet to move even faster.
Like most everyone, I've had family member and others close to me affected by cancer of all forms, including a great friend of my parents who died of leukemia a few years ago. That said, I consider myself lucky to have not yet been affected by cancer personally, nor has anyone in my immediate family.
Kanatiio had recently been accepted at Cornell University with full financial aid to play lacrosse for the Big Red of Cornell University with his brother. Every person that had the privilege to play sports with Tiio had the opportunity to play with a special young man that always had an impact in their lives.
The United States will be represented by some of the most talented high school lacrosse players from the Upstate New York region. Team Rochester qualified to play for the Brogden Cup by winning the Brine National Lacrosse Classic this past summer in Maryland. "To be able to tie in an International lacrosse competition with the Brine National Lacrosse Classic is very unique and exciting." says event director Joel Franklin.
Powell confirmed to Inside Lacrosse on Wednesday that he had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his fractured right knee cap in December and that he's planning on playing for the U.S. Team at the 2012 Champion Challenge against Denver, Jan. 29 in Florida. He says he started jogging this week.
When Michael Jordan was a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C., he was cut from the varsity basketball team because he was too small. You know how that panned out. When Rob Pannell was a freshman at Smithtown West High School on Long Island, he too was cut from varsity and had to play JV lacrosse.
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Cantu serves as one of more than a dozen sources in Terry Foy's "A Blurry Line" story — found in the January issue of Inside Lacrosse — that examined the state of concussions and head injuries in lacrosse.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced Wednesday it will host the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend on August 25 and 26 at the historic Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass., according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. Harvard Stadium is the home venue of the 2011 MLL Champion Boston Cannons.
This time last year, Cory Vitarelli was far from the lacrosse arenas of the National Lacrosse League. In fact, he was 740 miles from Rochester, NY, playing hockey in the maritime city of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the schedule of games that will air live and in primetime on CBS Sports Network during the 2012 season. The league and CBS Sports Network earlier announced a two-year partnership to broadcast games live across North America. All games will be aired in High Definition.
Wednesday January 4, 2012
As we continue our look back at 2011, counting down from #15 to #11:
A little place by the lake . . . Big and red and covered in ivy . . . Wouldn't you all agree - lacrosse is a sure thing? . . . The bigger they are . . . This way to the revolving door.
Joe Tobia, principal of Corning East High School, will be retiring at the end of the school year. A familiar face to many in the community, he’s been a teacher, coach and administrator in the Corning-Painted Post school district for 26 years. Tobia was also a key part of East High’s highly successful boys lacrosse program. He was the JV coach for 13 years, and an assistant varsity coach for two seasons. He then became the head varsity coach at West High for one season, during the spring of 2001, but gave up coaching when he became the assistant principal there.
Highlighted by eight home games at John Fallon Field and two contests against 2011 NCAA Tournament participants, second-year head coach and 2011 America East Conference Coach of the Year John Battaglino has announced the squad's 2012 schedule.
The Shamrocks majority owner Jim Jennings said Tuesday night that the North American Lacrosse League (NALL) will now start in August with franchises in Hershey, Jacksonville, Charlotte and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Shamrocks were initially set to start their season against Jacksonville on Jan. 19 in the NALL's first ever game. The chance for a television contract in the fall was the driving force behind the seven-month postponement.
Rewind last season's pre-game video package, because most of the faces are the same. Outside shooter Wiles came over from Washington for a couple of draft picks, forward Kevin Buchanan was acquired in the dispersal draft, and defenseman Chris Corbeil was traded to Edmonton to get the entry draft pick (ninth) used to select Syracuse standout Jeremy Thompson.
Owner and general manager Curt Styres continues his remake of the Knighthawks as the pro destination for players he's watched progress through the ranks in his home Six Nations community in southern Ontario.
Tuesday January 3, 2012
As we continue our look back at 2011, counting down from #20 to #16:
Upstate REALLY decked the Hall . . . Could there be new life for an old friend? . . . Two teams with seasons to remember . . . C'mon! Pick up the pace!
It all started when Daniel Hand High School's Coach Lombardo and Assistant Coach George Baldassare of the Boys Lacrosse Program in Madison spoke to the Northport, N.Y. Boys’ Lacrosse Coach at the Annual DHHS Hammonasset Boys Jamboree in March.
Monday January 2, 2012
Today we begin our annual five-part series, counting down from #25 to #21.
Don't be disappointed if you've never heard of some of our Top 25 Stories of 2011. This is not a list of stories with the most hits, or most views, or most comments. Many times a death, an award, a project in progress or recently completed can affect many, many lives without much fanfare in the press. Many of these stories bring fond memories, give us hope for the future, or inspire greatness, many times with a smile or a tear.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team is ranked fifth in the Lacrosse Magazine preseason poll announced on Thursday by the publication. Reigning national champion Mercyhurst claimed the top spot followed by Adelphi, Limestone and C.W. Post.
When Syracuse University lacrosse coach John Desko throws the ball around with his players he uses a girls stick. “Every pass is pinpoint,” he said. “The ball comes right out . . . zip, zip, zip. I can hit every corner when I shoot. With a boys stick if you try to follow through with a pass you’ll throw the ball right into the ground.”
The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team is eighth in the 2012 Lacrosse Magazine preseason Division I rankings, released Thursday, Dec. 29 on the magazine’s Web site. It’s the second preseason top 10 ranking for the Orange, which checked in at No. 7 in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook preseason poll earlier this month.
There is big change afoot with the fledgling North American Lacrosse League, but Commissioner Anthony Caruso has told IL Indoor that the league is going forward with a modified schedule that will still be starting in January. The league will not be postponed until September as reports had suggested.
When legislators pass laws mandating health care practices, it usually means we've missed an opportunity to protect vulnerable citizens. Thirty-two states have recently legislated management of student-athlete concussions; others have laws pending. (1)Quite obviously, EMS, coaches, and the medical community have dropped the ball on teen athlete concussions.