The spotlight this weekend may be on the All-American high school players participating in the North/South and Underclass games, but Under Armour’s gear can’t be missed at this event. The senior athletes have been decked out from head to toe in UA’s latest offerings.
The Section III, Class C girls lacrosse championship game -- especially its final moments -- still weighs heavily on the minds of Carly Davis and Shelby McNeilly. The seniors, nearly a month removed from the 9-8 loss to Christian Brothers Academy, still can’t help but think on a daily basis about how things could have been different.
After a head coaching career that spanned parts of five decades, included 831 contests across three sports, and resulted in 534 combined wins, legendary William Smith College Lacrosse Head Coach Pat Genovese is turning in her whistle. Her decision was made in consideration of her family and her desire to take on a greater administrative role. When the 2012-13 academic year begins, Genovese will still be a member of the Heron team, continuing in her role as Associate Athletic Director, but the lacrosse team will be under new leadership for the first time since its inception in 1972.
Upstate NY 8, Philadelphia 9
New Jersey 13, Wash. DC 4
New England 7, Long Island 8
Midwest 10, Baltimore 11
New Jersey 6, West 7
Upstate NY 13, South 11 Girls
New Jersey 15, New England 11
Philadelphia 8, Wash. DC 16
Upstate NY 14, South 8
Long Island 13, West 7
Philadelphia 12, Midwest 9
New Jersey 3, Baltimore 17
Yesterday we showed you the gear that the seniors will be taking home with them from the Under Armour All-America Game (which is being held Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md., and will air live on ESPNU at 8 p.m.). Well, here are the unis the North and South teams will be wearing.
When Tanner Scales arrived in Baltimore earlier this week, he couldn't help but feel like he was crashing a family reunion. While he knew next to no one, everyone around him seemed to be best friends. But he didn't mind. The Denver native was just excited to join the festivities, to take part in his sport's biggest annual showcase of high school talent — the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic.
The Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game will be played in Boca Raton on Saturday night. And if you are thinking "I didn't know South Florida had a lacrosse franchise…" Well, it doesn't. But, that's a big reason why Major League Lacrosse, the main professional league of America's fastest growing sport, is bringing its marquee event here. The All-Star Game – 7:30 p.m., Saturday at FAU Stadium -- is a tryout for the South Florida market.
It could be one of the best high school sports names, ever. Jordan-Elbridge junior attackman Gale Thorpe.
“My grandfather gave me the name,” Thorpe said. “It is a little different I guess. There aren’t a lot of Gales out there.” His season could be one of the best offensive seasons in Jordan-Elbridge boys lacrosse, ever.
The program grant is designed to help develop young officials instead of simply evaluating them. As part of the program, experienced officials are trained in observation, evaluation and communication and then compensated to observe games officiated by newer officials. Each new official is observed at least twice in order to determine if he or she was able to implement the suggestions for improvement.
All MLL fans attending the 2012 MLL All-Star Game Presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill will now receive a 25% discount on admission at the Palm Beach Zoo between Friday 6/29/12 and Sunday 7/8/12. Come out to see hundreds of exciting animals living in their natural habitats in addition to various programs and events held each day. Each MLL All-Star ticket is good for up to 4 admissions to the zoo so pick up your All-Star tickets today.
To try and get things rolling on offense, my suggestion would be to add a 25 second shot clock whenever a stall warning is put in place. The issuing of a stall warning would still be at the referee's discretion. However, once issued, the shot clock comes into play. The ball must stay in the box as before, but now the offense is forced to at least try and get a good opportunity in that situation.
Former Michigan offensive coordinator Judd Lattimore (Auburn), who was hired last summer and helped lead the Wolverines in their transition into Division I after a long, successful run in the MCLA, has left the program to take an open assistant coaching position at Penn, where he had been an assistant in 2006.
At Ohio State, coach Nick Myers is looking to replace Andrew Baxter, who left the program to be closer to his family in New York. Sources say the Buckeyes are close to bringing former Johns Hopkins player and volunteer assistant Jamison Koesterer (Cazenovia), who rejoined the program and has been working with the face-off specialists since September 2010.
In addition to his exceptional academic and athletic performances, Buckley also serves his fellow cadets in a variety of ways. He served as a Battalion Sergeant Major in the fall, the highest position a junior cadet can achieve. As his company’s academic non-commissioned officer, he monitors and mentors cadets who are struggling academically, and he assists with organizing and facilitating measures to aid those in academic need. Under the supervision of the Academic Officer, Buckley assists with the coordination of academic matters within his company, including running study groups and identifying tutors among the group of 120 cadets.
According to the Eagle Bulletin, the Dewitt Fire Department donated 3 automated external defibrillators to the Jamesville-Dewitt School District's Athletic Department and 3 more to the Dewitt Police Department. The Post-Standard reported in 2011 that Dan Cochran, a student from J-D, went into cardiac arrest after he was hit with a lacrosse ball in the chest. Thankfully at the time, his athletic trainers used a defibrillator to help save his life. From there he was rushed to Upstate Hospital.
Upstate New York
Featuring underrated and uncommitted studs as well as a plethora of players headed to top D1 schools, the Upstate squad will be tough. The attack is in good hands with quarterbacks Jordan Evans (Jamesville-DeWitt '13/Syracuse) and Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia '13/Maryland) and sniper Luke Goldstock (Niskayuna '13/North Carolina). The midfield is quite athletic with Adam DiMillo (Bishop Timon '14/Maryland) and Teddy Glesener (West Genesee '13/Army), among others. On D, pole Scott Firman (Jamesville-DeWitt '13/Syracuse) and Luke Mendola (Ithaca '13) form an excellent tandem.
SETTING THE SCENE: Saturday's game marks the 11th All-Star Game in the 12-year history of Major League Lacrosse … The All-Star Game was not held during the 2004 season … It will be just the third time that the All-Star Game has been played in a city that does not have an MLL team … In 2002, the All-Star Game was played in Bowie, Md. at Prince George's Stadium … In 2005, the All-Star Game was held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver … This is the first time a Major League Lacrosse game has been played in the State of Florida … Boston had hosted the All-Star Game in four of the previous six seasons prior to this year.
Brett Queener’s 2009 All-Star appearance was replete with spectacular saves and a moonwalk tribute to the late Michael Jackson. In true Queener fashion, he would not divulge his plans for the 2012 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game and Skills Competition set for Saturday in Palm Beach County, Fla.
“That was a tribute to him after his death,” said Queener about the passing of the ‘King of Pop’. I will have to do something different, but I will keep that quiet for now.”
Hamilton College's Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) was selected to the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England women's lacrosse all-star team on June 26.
This week we checked in with Northwestern All American and U.S. Team standout, Katrina Dowd. Dowd, an assistant at Syracuse University, is coming off a record-breaking year for the Orange. Making their third NCAA Final Four appearance in program history, Dowd helped coach the ‘Cuse to their first championship Sunday appearance. An attacker on the U.S. roster for four years now, Katrina is preparing for the Canadian Tour this summer.
When the Patriot League announced its men's lacrosse academic honor roll this week, seven Army players found their names listed amongst the conference's elite student-athletes. Included among them were 2012 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Brendan Buckley, along with Patriot League All-Academic Team members Andrew Boyd and James MacGibbon.
The Rochester Rattlers acquired rookie M Rob Rotanz from the Ohio Machine. The Rattlers traded both of their second round selections in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft in exchange for Rotanz and the Machine’s fourth round selection.
Editorial assistant Nariman Jiries interviewed Marc Cizenski (West Genesee/Le Moyne), who has been named Mission US National Educator of the Year. He is a social studies teacher for OCM BOCES Reach Alternative Program, and is also the head coach for the Marcellus junior varsity lacrosse team.
The NCAA Division III Membership Committee has recommended SUNY Canton for first-year provisional status beginning this fall. The recommendation comes after SUNY Canton conducted its NCAA exploratory year in 2011-12 and formally applied for provisional status in May.
For the third consecutive year, the Le Moyne College Athletic Department has been recognized at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) convention during the annual awards ceremony held on Tuesday, June 26th.
The summer is supposed to be all fun and games, right? Umm…wrong. For myself, most lacrosse players and their parents, the beautiful summer season means club teams, camps, tournaments and travel. And that could be a lot of fun, but unfortunately, "it's a jungle out there". For a lot of people in our community, the summer means pressure to win tournaments and find their sons a scholarship or get recruited.
Three members of the World Champion Rochester Knighthawks will play in the 2012 MLL All-Star Game on Saturday, June 30th at FAU Stadium in Palm Beach County, Fla. Stephen Keogh and Joel White will make their Major League Lacrosse All-Star debuts, with Joe Walters earning his fifth selection to the game.
Things move quickly when it comes to recruiting commitments. Especially this time of year.
Consider Jesse Parker. Just five days ago, the Half Hollow Hills East standout was one of the top uncommitted players on display at the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase at Adelphi University. As of today, Parker is uncommitted no more. The righty attackman, a rising senior, has given a verbal commitment to Binghamton University.
SUNY Cortland senior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) has been chosen as the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III Women's Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Offensive Player of the Year.
Hamilton College's Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) was selected to the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England men's lacrosse all-star team on June 20.
The Six Nations Rebels Lacrosse Association is proud to present the 40th anniversary of the Founders Cup for 2012. A total of ten teams will compete from August 14 to 19 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
Conor Roddy doesn’t remember anything about the play that knocked him out of an April 18 game against Duxbury, jeopardized his senior season on Medfield’s lacrosse team and forced him to miss three days of school. He slept for the next 18 hours after getting home and couldn’t watch TV without getting a headache for almost three weeks. Even walking became a difficult task.
In the hands of craftsman Alf Jacques, wood bends and changes in ways it won’t for other men. From logs of pale, white hickory, he conjures beauty, grace. He splits, steams and shapes the timber until something exquisite emerges–something that gleams.
Two-time high school All-American attackman, Nick Doktor (Irondequoit) will be in the national spotlight this weekend when he plays in the Under Armour All American North-South All Star game. Selected by Inside Lacrosse magazine staff and the games' selection committee. Doktor is the only player of the 44 selected, from New York outside of Long Island.
Here is the list of players that were picked to represent the Hudson Valley next month at the Empire State Cup in Syracuse. The tournament runs July 26-29 and is utilizing the setup that was made popular by the Empire State Games.
Ben DeLuca '98, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced the Cornell men's lacrosse incoming class of 2016.The Big Red will add just six players to next year's squad, five of which earned high school All-American honors. The group is comprised of three midfielders, one attackman, one defenseman and one goalkeeper. Additionally, the players represent three states and one Canadian province with two players hailing from both New York and Connecticut, and one each from California and Ontario.
DeLuca on Schattner: Matt has played an instrumental role for one of the most successful high school programs in the history of lacrosse, West Genesee. He is a do-it-all midfielder with great skills and a willingness to perform whatever role is asked of him. Matt was a tireless worker who hardly ever came off the field. He can face-off, defend, push transition, and play settled offense and has the potential to play in a variety of roles at the college level.
The Huarache III combines lockdown, traction, comfort and support all in one lightweight cleat for the fastest game on two feet. The U-19 Iroquois Nationals edition features a specially designed color scheme, highlighting the purple and gold and the Nationals' symbol.
Rochester Rattlers M Jordan MacIntosh has been named the Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after his five goals and one assist in a 17-10 victory over the Hamilton Nationals last Saturday night in Sahlen’s Stadium. MacIntosh scored two goals and got his assist during a six to one run in the second quarter. He had a hat trick in the fourth quarter as the Rattlers scored the last five goals in the game.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the league’s Board of Governors have unanimously elected to opt out of the final two seasons of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The NLL currently intends to operate for the 2013 season under the terms for wages and conditions of the expiring CBA.
"But in your life there will be times of choices and consequences. Mine happened my senior year at Naz. My choice was to keep playing lacrosse and graduate the following year or stop playing so I could finish my student teaching duties and graduate in the spring. It was a hard choice but I chose teaching. Because I chose teaching, this led me on another path, coaching." (11:08)
On a balmy 80-degree night, the Rochester Knighthawks returned to Rochester to a Championship reception at Sahlen’s Stadium. Matt Vinc and Pat McCready stood in the middle of hundreds of youth lacrosse players and signed autographs and posed for pictures with the Champion’s Cup. (Main Photo by Rich Barnes)
After a 15-14 overtime loss to Team Philly Saturday night at Radnor High School, U.S. Under-19 men's national team assistant coach Tom Rotanz easily put the exhibition game into perspective. “We have the old adage of Dean Smith,” Rotanz said. “We want to learn when it doesn’t count. When you play good teams like this you get exposed. When you play so-so teams you look like world beaters. That team is very talented.”
It’s hard to imagine anybody was looking forward more to the exhibition game Saturday night between the USA U19 team and Team Philly than Chris “Hup” Hupfeldt and Bobby Tait.
Tait, an All-American defenseman from Germantown Academy, missed his freshman year at Syracuse in 2012 due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The injury, ironically, was sustained on the first day of tryouts for the U19 team last summer.
Dale Smith endured his share of adversity in his two years at Onondoga Community College (N.Y.), and this spring his perseverance paid off.
Smith, a Ridley graduate, returned from a serious illness and a major injury and played a key role as a second-line midfielder for Onondoga, a Syracuse power that won its fourth straight National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship.
In 2010 the Onondaga Redhawks did what no other Onondaga team has done before, won a Canadian lacrosse championship.
Onondaga elder and 2003 Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee Irving Powless Sr. recalls seasons of not winning any games and seasons where Onondaga couldn’t be beat since the Onondagas began playing box lacrosse in the 1930’s after being banned from field lacrosse for having ‘professional lacrosse players’.
Two weeks ago the Rattlers had lost to the Nationals, 17-8, but Rochester was on the top of their game tonight with a 17-10 win over Hamilton. With Rattlers leading scorer Ned Crotty out with an ankle injury, M Jordan MacIntosh stepped in to help the Rattlers take the win, scoring five of the 17 goals made with Kevin Leveille not far behind with three goals.
Joe Walters had his shortest commute of the season tonight, driving just 10 minutes to tonight’s road game in Rochester, NY. The Hamilton Nationals midfielder, who once starred for the Rattlers, responded with a huge offensive night with seven points. Yet, his homecoming was spoiled by a 17-10 loss to the Rochester Rattlers at Sahlen’s Stadium.
Bath Youth Lacrosse sent three teams to the Canandaigua Invitational Lacrosse tournament this past weekend. It had been five years since they had sent any team to this tournament. The tournament was an age based tournament with Bath sending a U10, a U12, and a U14 team. All three teams started early in the morning and the last team finished at five in the afternoon.
The greatest Fulton girls lacrosse team in the program’s history was honored by members of the Fulton Common Council Tuesday night. Mayor Ron Woodward said the council was not planning to meet Tuesday, but did so in honor of the players.
It's this proliferation that has prompted me to put together my own All-America team, consisting of just 12 players – the standard 10 plus a faceoff man and long-stick midfielder in a nod to the specialization in the sport. There were a lot of great players to choose from, but there can be only 12.
This upcoming game Saturday is pretty unique as the Nationals used to be the Rattlers. When the Rattlers team folded after the 2008 season they moved to Toronto with seven current players having been part of the Rattlers championship team. The Rattlers have played them three times since they have returned and have lost all three.
The Hamilton Nationals activated defenseman Dana Wilber from the Practice Squad and added defenseman M.J. Kiekebelt to the Practice Squad. Both players have local ties with Wilber growing up in Penn Yan, NY and Kiekebelt playing his college lacrosse at RIT.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association announced on Friday that Canisius College men's lacrosse head coach Randy Mearns will serve as the head coach for the Canadian National Team. Mearns will guide the team at the 2014 FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse) World Championship in Denver, Colo.
When Utica College student-athletes show up on game day in the coming years, they will sport a new mark in addition to the Pioneers' moose logo - a Nike Swoosh. Utica athletics, Nike and exclusive service provider Lids Team Sports have entered into a five-year agreement that will make Nike the official provider of uniforms, footwear, and equipment for the Pioneers. The agreement, which is one of the first of its kind in Division III, is effective immediately and within the next three years all of the Pioneers game day uniforms will dawn the highly recognizable Nike mark.
On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX of the Education Act Amendments. Hobart and William Smith Colleges will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking legislation throughout the upcoming fall semester.
“It’s been like a cult.” St. John's Jeff Desko is the latest member of his family to commit to Syracuse.
That’s how St. John’s-Shrewsbury attacker Jeff Desko described his family’s addiction to lacrosse, a sport that arguably no family in the country has been more successful with.
Compared to the other divisions – MCLA Division I, MCLA Division II and NCAA Division III – the 37 USILA All-Americans in NCAA Division II looks rather modest. But when you take into account that the division only sponsored 46 teams this spring, it still computes to an "Absurdity Ranking" of 80.4, which is even higher than NCAA Division III and its 137 All-Americans.
Liverpool grad and current Army midfielder Tyler Kamide has helped to form a lacrosse team composed of Army, Duke, Maryland, and Loyola players for the 2012 Lake Placid Summit Tournament in honor of Jimmy Regan who passed away from wounds suffered from an IED explosion in Iraq. Here is a note from Tyler to you, along with links where you can both see and hear from people who knew Jimmy Regan, and, if you'd like to help, easily donate to the Lead the Way Fund.
Bauer CEO Kevin Davis, who recently led the company's $64 million purchase of Cascade that was announced last week, joined John Jiloty on the Inside Lacrosse Podcast on June 19. You can listen to the audio below, but Chris Layne also transcribed the interview for those of you that aren't big on podcasts.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Binghamton athletic department has posted the most America East Spring Honor Roll selections. There were 176 student-athletes within the department who attained a 3.0 during the spring 2012 semester.
Alex “Kedoh” Hill said he felt like a rock star as he drove around his Reserve in southern Ontario. The Rochester Knighthawks’ forward, who shies away from attention, became the center if it while cruising on Fourth Line Road. On June 20th, the 21-year-old learned the magnetism of the NLL Champion’s Cup.
Marist Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced the addition of nine student-athletes who will join the Red Foxes as members of the class of 2016. The new Red Foxes - who hail from either New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania - includes four midfielders, three attack men and two defensemen.
True Lacrosse will be working with coaches and alumni of Syracuse University as well as other standout collegians and Major League Lacrosse veterans for a summer camp Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 at Katherine Legge Memorial Park.
This week in the GULL the men’s division hosted a rematch between last year’s champion Teen Mom and finalist TelAmeriCorp. The game of the week featured a TelAmeriCorp attack made up of three 2012 USILA All Americans: Brian Scheetz (Mercyhurst), Mike Tota (Cortland), and Greg Wright (Cortland).
The Randy Holden era in Corning lacrosse began Wednesday as the Corning-Painted Post School board unanimously elected the long-time face of Corning East football to the position of varsity boys lacrosse coach.
Cornell lacrosse star Rob Pannell told YNN Sports Wednesday night he is confident the Ivy League will approve his return to the Big Red next spring to continue his spectacular college career. (Video 1:15)
Vivian Curry’s pursuit of playing lacrosse at the college level was as relentless as her typical drive to the net to finish a goal. The leading goal scorer the past two seasons for Lake Shore’s run-and-gun offense, Curry didn’t just allow her play to do the talking, she was also quite pro-active in her approach to seeking out assistance in becoming even more appealing to potential college suitors.
Wednesday night was supposed to be a chance for a few select seniors to represent their high school one final time. A chance for the lacrosse players in Putnam, Westchester and Rockland counties who have been battling with one another for a chance to win a sectional title for the past three months to play together for a night. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans.
Connor Cannizzaro A Cazenovia
Tim Barber A West Genesee
Matt Schattner M West Genesee
Austin Hope M Lliverpool
Deke Burns A Jamesville-DeWitt
Jordan Evans A Jamesville-DeWitt
Parker Ferrigan G Baldwinsville
Aaron Zimmerman M Homer
Carthage lacrosse coach Kirk Ventiquattro has won many battles during his storied coaching career. Coach V has won over 300 games with countless Frontier League championships and a handful of Section III titles. But those victories over his 24-year coaching career are almost meaningless when you think of the current battle he is facing: prostate cancer.
The end of school signals a time for the annual 4th-8th grade lacrosse game. This year there was some thing special on the field, actual lacrosse goals.
“Last year we had to play with make shift goals,” said 6th grade teacher Mr. Gryzlo. “So the kids and staff started fund raising to have enough money to purchase goals. They look great.”
The latest Class of legendary Statesmen includes Andrew D'Eloia '95, of Brooklyn, brothers Larry '82 and Tom '85 Grimaldi, both of Corning, Andy Horton '98, of Shelburne, Vt., Scott Iklé '84, of Geneva, Chris Teerlinck '93, of Canandaigua, and the late Albert “Nick” Iorio '38. The 19th Class of inductees will raise the Hall's roster to 110 members.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, near Massena, is hosting a day devoted to the game of lacrosse. The event, at Generations Park in Hogansburg, will include some of the best Mohawk lacrosse players, demonstrations, workshops, art exhibits and a couple of field lacrosse games. As part of National Aboriginal Day on Thursday, the game's more serious and spiritual role in indigenous cultures will be explored.
Rochester Knighthawks fans can celebrate the 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship Saturday night at Sahlen’s Stadium. Members of the World Championship Knighthawks will be on hand with the Champion’s Cup, as the Rochester Rattlers host the Hamilton Nationals in Major League Lacrosse action.
The 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen Games at Towson University will feature six Section II players beginning June 29. Four boys and two girls will compete for the Upstate New York teams in 20-team event.
US Lacrosse announced that the U.S. Men’s National Team will take on Team Canada in a Sept. 8, 2012, exhibition game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., featuring the top two lacrosse teams in the world. The game will take place at 7 p.m. Mountain time.
Lacrosse players of all ages and levels often make nutritional mistakes: skipping meals, not keeping hydrated, eating the wrong types of foods, or eating at the wrong times. Any of these “eating errors” can have a significant negative impact on performance and, in some cases, may increase the risk of injury.
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse has announced the 2012 Senior All Star Game selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Saturday, July 14th at Sahlen Stadium preceding the Rochester Rattler Game.
Rob Williams (Fulton), who has four years of playing experience and five years of coaching experience at Division I Binghamton University (N.Y.), is the new assistant men's lacrosse coach at Florida Southern College. Williams will be the top assistant for head coach Marty Ward (Corcoran).
After a successful radio tour, performances in the Northeast and the premiere of the inspiring lacrosse movie, Crooked Arrows, Benny Marchant isn’t stopping there. The former National Champion lacrosse player turned musician was ecstatic to have his song, “Back to Life,” featured in the movie. Marchant has been working hard since then to create the official music video for the song. The video recently debuted exclusively on ESPN.com’s Playbook.
With so many activities going on, it's easy for something like working on improving your stick skills to get put on the back burner. So we're starting up the inaugural ILWomen #wallballstreak to help provide some motivation through the dog days of summer and help you stay on track to achieve your summer lacrosse goals.
Garden City of Garden City, New York is LaxPower's national champion for 2012. The Trojans capped off an undefeated championship season by winning the New York Class B title. They finished in first place both in the coaches' poll and in the computer ratings. Garden City (22-0) received 24 of 25 first-place votes among the coaches. No. 2 Calvert Hall (MD) received one first-place vote and finished third in the computer ratings.
McDonogh School, Owings Mills (Md.), is LaxPower's national champion for 2012. The Eagles, who capped off a 18-0 season by winning their 4th consecutive IAAM-A title, finished in first place both in the coaches' poll and in the computer ratings. McDonogh had 14 of 15 first-place votes among the coaches. This is the eighth season in a row that they have finished in the Top 10.
. . . before you declare the two-way, 60-minute midfielder extinct, consider the 2012 U.S. Under-19 men's national team. The nation's 23 best players come from all corners of the country and in all shapes and sizes. Some played high school lacrosse this spring, while others have a season or two of college lacrosse under their belts.
The Rochester Rattlers will be returning to Sahlen’s Stadium on Saturday, June 23rd at 7PM to host the Hamilton Nationals. The Rattlers will enter Saturday night two games behind the Long Island Lizards for the fourth and final playoff spot in Major League Lacrosse.
The Hamilton Nationals hit the road for the fifth time this season, as they travel to Rochester, NY to battle the Rattlers. The 7:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, June 23rd will break the tie for fifth place between the two 2-4 teams. The game will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network.
The Hobart and William Smith Colleges' community is mourning the loss of Hobart Athletics Hall of Famer Edward I. Howard '79. The two-time lacrosse All-American died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 16. Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton, N.J. A private, family service will be held later.
Howard came to Hobart as a basketball recruit from Canisius High School in Buffalo, N.Y. He traded the basketball for a lacrosse stick and the rest is one of the truly remarkable stories in Hobart's rich lacrosse history.
Northside Blodgett modified coach Shawn Farwell and Frank Speciale – who officiates the sport at both the high school and college level – each had a vested interest in keeping summer box lacrosse up and running, so without much prodding, each took action.
The Brine All-American National Classic announced recently the players selected for the Upstate-Rochester team that will compete in July . . . The Rochester-Upstate team won the tournament last year and then went on to win the Brogden Cup last December.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour, Inc. announced recently the players on the Upstate NY boys team who will play at the 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen Elite Stars Lacrosse Tournament. The Upstate Team includes players from Sections II (4 players), Section III (10 players), Section IV (4 players), Section V (5 players) and Section VI (1 player).
Immaculate Heart Central junior Kayla Miles has been selected as a Brine National High School All-American for girls lacrosse, and will represent the Upstate N.Y. Region in the Brine National Lacrosse Clinic from June 30-July 3 in Boyds, Md.
After receiving his award and heading back to Colgate University, Baum took some time out to speak with Indian Country Today Media Network to discuss how he felt about receiving such an honor, and, what the game and spirit of lacrosse meant to him.
HEADstrong will have a major presence at All-Star Weekend, and their trademark lime green items will be on display. The All-Star uniforms will feature the foundation’s logo, which was drawn by Nick himself; the jerseys will be auctioned off following the game. The goals will be strung with lime green netting, and all of the MLL All-Stars will be wearing HEADstrong’s popular lime-green laces for the game. The laces will also be for sale at the event, as well as HEADstrong’s newest item, a lime green chinstrap.
Attackman Tommy Palasek scored a season-high four goals, including three in the second half, as the Long Island Lizards used a strong second half to earn a 16-12 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Ohio Machine at Selby Stadium on Saturday night.
Here's what concerns me: Over the last few weeks I've seen ugly behavior that must stop. I've seen a steady increase in unsportsmanlike behavior. It's behavior that young players and fans should not witness in person or on TV. It's poor behavior that doesn't represent who we are and who we want to be. I understand that everybody wants to win, that the game is rough, aggressive, passionate and borderline vicious, but I've seen too many instances of behavior that has crossed the line.
Don Litzelman was a lacrosse star for legendary coach Mike Messere at West Genesee and a two-time All-American at SUNY Geneseo (1981-82), where he is a member of the Blue Knights’ Hall of Fame. Litzelman succumbed to cancer on May 24 at age 52.
Syracuse junior Michelle Tumolo has been named the National Attacker of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The announcement was made at the All-American Banquet in King of Prussia, Pa. on Saturday, June 16.
Tuesday night The Great Upstate Lacrosse League kicked-off the 2012 season at RIT. The inaugural season for the women opened up with two close affairs. The Green team came out firing, putting up 14 goals in their first game. Although the Blue team fell short, they gave Green a run for their money, scoring 12 goals in the loss.
A column about Bob Streeten not returning to coach the Corning Hawks should be fairly easy to write. A couple of days ago, when Streeten allowed me to make the announcement to everyone in the pages of The Leader – one seemed ready to roll out before he left the building. But thanks to the wonders of the Internet, my mind has changed on how I would attack this column a few times.
Dalston Day burst onto the Section 10 lacrosse scene as a freshman in 2010 and there’s literally been no stopping him since. The slick Salmon River attackman led Section 10 in points as a ninth grader, scored a career-high 64 goals and finished as section runnerup in points last year, and this season scored 59 goals and led Section 10 in points with 91.
Even though the conclusion of Watertown’s season was bittersweet with a playoff loss to rival Carthage in a sectional semifinal, Mitchell Rick prefers to accenuate the positives. The senior and his teammates’ crowning achievement this season was earning a Frontier League championship in boys lacrosse.
C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year - Mikey Meagher, Liverpool/Florida
Attacker of the Year - Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse
Midfielder of the Year - Brittany Brigandi, CBA-Syracuse/Le Moyne
Thanks to Michael Tagliaferri, when the U.S. Under-19 men's national team heads to Finland later this summer, the team will truly be representative of a country that stretches from sea to shining sea. Tagliaferri, a Northern California native who will play at North Carolina next season, is the first player from California to make a national team.
The Hamilton Nationals nearly pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Major League Lacrosse history tonight, but fell 16-15 to the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Hamilton rallied with eight straight fourth-quarter points to give them a chance to tie the game in the closing minutes. Joe Walters had a chance with 29 seconds to play, but Chesapeake’s Kip Turner made a stick save on the shot from 10 yards out.
The Denver Outlaws defeated the Rochester Rattlers 16-12 on Saturday, June 16th in INVESCO Field at Mile High. Outlaws star A Brendan Mundorf had an eight point night with six goals and two assists. Rattlers new acquisition M Brad Ross had a hat trick with a two-point goal for four points while A Kevin Leveille had two goals and one assist for Rochester in the loss. Rochester is now two games out of the fourth and final playoff spot in Major League Lacrosse with eight games remaining in the 2012 regular season.
In the seven year history of the Times All-North girls lacrosse team, the Most Valuable Player has accumulated prodigious offensive statistics, making a difference in front of the net by scoring numerous goals and assists. However, Immaculate Heart Central senior goalie Victoria Fusco has proven that a defensive player can make a difference in front of the cage for a different reason.
Reaching the New York State Class A championship in back-to-back seasons is no simple task, but the Ithaca Little Red, under the guidance of head coach Frank Welch, have reached the pinnacle of the state's lacrosse tournament in the previous two seasons, taking the throne as Upstate's top Class A these days.
Major League Lacrosse and its teams continue to lend a helping hand to various causes that affect our communities. Each year, the league partners with a charitable organization to raise funds and support for a serious cause. This year, MLL is partnering with the HEADstrong Foundation, one of the most recognized non-profit organizations that advocates, fundraises, and supports those affected by blood cancer and those working towards eliminating it. MLL hopes to use the 2012 MLL All-Star Game to increase awareness and funds for all affected by blood cancer.
On the surface, the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star Game at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton on Saturday, June 30 will serve as a showcase of top players from franchises throughout other parts of the country. But on closer and deeper scrutiny, the attraction at 7:30 p.m. at the Owls' new football stadium could be a prelude to another pro sports team in South Florida. While it is not being officially called a "test market" event, the MLL will be monitoring the game to determine whether Boca Raton will receive an expansion franchise to start play in 2014.
The emails arrived from Iowa and Colorado containing images that gave Adam Higginbotham chills. The West Genesee High School junior lacrosse player along with teammate Ted Glesener spearheaded a personal service project earlier this year by organizing a drive to collect used lacrosse equipment that would be donated to needy programs in the West where the sport is developing.
IL's Terry Foy and Kyle Devitte reflect on Week 6 — which lacked a bit of pop — the All-Star Game Old School vs. Young Gun selections and talk to Long Island defenseman Brian Karalunas (J-D) about the Lizards' win over the Boston Cannons, his adjustment to Major League Lacrosse (which includes being a cagey vet as a second-year player), life without Polanco and Spallina and Brian Langtry as "The Man."
The Rochester Rattlers face MLL second place Denver Outlaws on Sunday June 16th in Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday, June 16th at 7:30 PM local time. The Rattlers are coming off a loss to the Hamilton Nationals 17-8 on Saturday, June 9th in Ron Joyce Stadium. Hamilton’s win leaves the Nationals and Rattlers tied for fifth place in MLL standings with records of 2-3.
The Rochester Rattlers will be hosting Empire State Cup tryouts on June 19that 4pm at Sahlen’s Stadium. All Rochester/Finger Lakes area players are welcome to try out for a spot on the Western Region team roster. To register for the tryouts please log on to www.empirestatecup.comand sign up today!
The New Dorp keeper accepted the PSAL Wingate Award, given to the top senior in each sport, for boys lacrosse Monday night at the Brooklyn Marriott. The four-year varsity starter has been a stalwart in net for the Central Cougars through good times and bad, always giving them a chance to win whenever he stepped on the field. He is the third member of the Fiore family to play lacrosse at New Dorp.
We knew to expect the unexpected as the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team took the field in 2012. Essentially, that’s what we got as a young and largely unproven group muddled through some ups and downs in a 9-8 campaign.
Christian Brothers Academy junior attacker Marisa Romeo spent almost two hours tossing lacrosse balls at an empty net Sunday on her school’s field. That was both admirable and unnecessary, since her team’s season ended 48 hours earlier in a 14-13 loss to Shoreham-Wading River in the state Class C semifinals.
Romeo replayed the conclusion of that game in her mind, especially the part where she missed a free position shot that could have tied the game with 28 seconds left. That miscue followed five straight goals she posted to rally her team, and seven in the contest overall.
The tournament, which is coordinated by Chris Burdick, Mike Carbery of Medaille College and Michael Wright of the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy, will take place at Old Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown, N.Y. Organizers are expecting 2,250 players and coaches to attend, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $562,500.
Northwestern women's lacrosse head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller announced Thursday that Danielle Spencer (Brighton), a two-time All-American and member of three NCAA championship-winning teams during her playing days at NU (2007-10), will return to her alma mater as an assistant coach. Spencer spent the 2012 campaign as a first-year assistant coach at Stanford University.
Kirk, who left the Cornell program as a captain with the fifth-most draw controls in team history, will be competing in the five-game series from July 7-12. The event features 36 of the top players from around the world in a format pitting 18 athletes from Great Britain against 18 athletes who make up the World Team.
US Lacrosse today honored more than 400 high school girls’ lacrosse players as US Lacrosse High School All-Americans, the second and third of three groups of honorees to be announced for 2012. A total of 268 first-team All-Americans and 154 honorable-mention All-Americans were selected, representing 52 of 64 US Lacrosse chapters.
The dust may have settled following the announcement that Bob Streeten will not be returning to the sidelines for the Corning Hawks boys lacrosse team in 2013. Unfortunately, now the void he leaves is becoming more and more visible.
Hollywood at its best can make almost everything look its worst. It’s a part of the storytelling process that fictionalizes, sensationalizes or simply changes reality so that a story can move along, eliciting the proper emotions and the right ending in a tidy 100 minutes or so. It made me a bit nervous when I went to see “Crooked Arrows,” the first full feature film about lacrosse, as it debuted in mid-May.
Max Seibald is easily one of the best shooters in lacrosse right now. Watching him shoot on the run is a sheer thing of beauty. I’ve been coaching with Max at his Maximum Lacrosse Camps in New York City this week, and the campers aren’t the only ones learning new things! Max has dropped knowledge left and right, now it’s time to pass some of his invaluable lessons on to YOU.
The New York, Connecitcut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey playoffs wrapped up this past weekend, helping with rankings adjustments for this week. Garden City (N.Y.) finishes out the 2012 season with a 22-0 record and the N.Y. Class B Championship, while continuing to hold on to the No. 1 spot, a position they haven't relinquished since a midseason win over Conestoga (Pa.).
Cascade is the leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of lacrosse helmets and eyewear in North America, and is a leading and well-recognized brand in the broader lacrosse equipment industry. In addition to Cascade's lacrosse business, the acquisition also includes Cascade's recently-established hockey helmet business, which has experienced success in the industry with its M11 helmet, which was co-developed with hockey icon Mark Messier. Cascade designs and manufactures all of its products at its operations in Liverpool, NY, which allows it to provide 48-hour turnaround time for custom helmet orders and over 750,000 different color combinations.
The state championships have been decided, Regents exams began on Wednesday, and Exceptional Senior All-Star Games are being played as the school year begins to come to a close. Next thing you know we’ll be watching this year’s seniors walking across their respective stages as they graduate into a less-familiar world of college, military, or perhaps full-time employment.
The sixth annual Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, which were presented on behalf of US Lacrosse for a second straight year, are not only a chance to recognize deserving young Iroquois student-athletes, but also are part of the organization’s commitment to honor the roots of the sport through the Tewaaraton legacy. Each winner receives a $5,000 one-time scholarship award to be applied toward college education.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Wednesday the rosters for the 2012 MLL All-Star Game Presented by Moe's Southwest Grill to be held on June 30 at FAU Stadium in Palm Beach County, Fla. For the first time in league history, MLL allowed fans to vote for their favorite players, which counted for one third of the overall voting process.
Two Rome Free Academy seniors were named to the Central New York Counties League American Division first-team all-star team by Section III coaches for their accolades this following spring season. Being honored with first-team all-star selection was midfielder Dylan Sbarglia and defensemen Rich Stapleton.
Though the spring ended with a loss to Garden City — a team finishing at the top of the national rankings — the Eagles' 2012 season was a memorable one, as the team finished with a 19-3 record thanks to a collection of fine players who will continue their careers as college players, including Under Armour All-American/US All-American attackman Nick Doktor (Penn) and US All-American midfielder Gunnar Miller (West Point).
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Academic All-Star Team – which includes Men's Divisions I, II, and III – was announced recently. The list of 74 student-athletes honored for 2012 appears below.
The Hamilton Nationals will face a huge test on Saturday, June 16th at Navy-Marine Corps
Memorial Stadium. The Nationals will battle the first-place Chesapeake Bayhawks at 7:00 p.m. in Annapolis, Md. The game is the fourth road game of the season for Hamilton, who opens the season with five of its first seven games away from the “Steel City.” The contest will be broadcast on www.herbfm.com. The game will also be televised live on ESPN3.com.
The summer series, 'Cuse Classics, looks back at some of the biggest games in Syracuse sports history. In this game, Paul Gait's dramatic game-winning goal sends the Orange to the NCAA title game while brother Gary debuts his spectacular "Air Gait" shot.
Offensive Player of the Year
#45 Randy Staats- OCC Attack
- Region 3 player of the year
- National Attackmen of the year
- Led country in points 57 goals 82 assists (missed 4 games with injury)
- Broke Onondaga CC all-time single season scoring record
- Had 3 goals 3 assists in National Championship with a fractured ankle.
Defensive Player of the Year
#5 Gill Conners- OCC Goalie
-Full Scholarship to Quinnipiac
-National Goalie of the year
-Region 3 defensive player of the year
-National All-tournament team
-Region 3 tournament defensive player of the tourney
-Only allowed 30 goals all season (2.6 per game)
Coach of the Year
Bob Leary, Delhi
REGION III MEN'S LACROSSE COACH OF THE YEAR - Scott D. Livie Memorial Award
Whitesboro Class of 1982
Herkimer CCC Class of 1985
Oneonta State Class of 1987
Bob Streeten, who was the head coach at Corning East for 29 years and the last two of the combined Hawks program, will remove his name from consideration for next year’s coaching position this morning, he told The Leader late Tuesday.
The boys Class A high school lacrosse exceptional senior game took place at Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday. The teams consisted of the most talented senior lacrosse players in section 3. The North took down the South 15-8. (Video 0:33)
When the postseason finally came, Lancaster not only reversed its stunning loss to Frontier in last year's final, it landed two players on this year's All-Western New York team. Sophomore midfielder Allie Stewart and freshman Grace Gabriel of the Redskins are among the 14 players selected to the 17th annual team, chosen by WNY coaches. Gabriel becomes just the second freshman to make the team after Stewart was the first last year. Stewart led Lancaster's attack with more assists (49) than goals (41).
Rochester Knighthawks greats Pat O’Toole and Regy Thorpe are among the top nominees for the National Lacrosse League’s Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Fans still have until Thursday, June 14th to submit their suggestions via the NLL Facebook page.
Sarah Holden and Janelle Stegeland are two of 36 Division I players who have been chosen for the 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game. The pair will play for the North squad in the All-Star game, which takes place on Saturday, June 16 in Downingtown, Pa.
In the wake of early May's tumultuous reaction to the NCAA Tournament selection, IL reached out to NCAA representative Jeff Jarnecke for some clarity in the process for picking teams — who picks, how they pick and how, if there was a strong push to do so, the criteria could be changed.
2012 Team 24 Shootout Saturday, July 7 / Carthage, NY
The boys lacrosse West team defeated the East team 14-4 on Monday to extend its winning streak in the Dave Sammon Exceptional Senior Game to seven games. The West won by its largest margin since starting its streak in 2006.
Cayuga Community College and the Auburn Enlarged City School District on Monday jointly announced intentions to pursue a capital project that would result in a new CCC stadium and the addition of synthetic turf to the district's Holland Stadium next door.CCC also announced a $500,000 naming gift from Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski, whose extensive history with CCC includes being a founder of the Cayuga County Community College Foundation.
The Mustangs, thanks to a mix of senior leadership and a talented group of sophomores (including some who are likely to become hot recruiting targets), had a strong showing in the state semifinals, knocking off Homer 10-8,
This wasn't a great year to be a lacrosse pundit. Back in January, we media types were all pointing to teams other than Loyola. Virginia, fresh off its unexpected title run, returned almost everyone. Duke and Denver both seemed primed to make the final four again. North Carolina, after adding a couple high-profile transfers and another gold-plated recruiting class, looked ready to shake that 20-year-old Championship Weekend gorilla. Hopkins' talented junior class spurred Lacrosse Magazine to buy ink/bandwidth and the Homewood faithful to furiously type message-board posts.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that Arbitrator Thomas Rinaldo has upheld the Commissioner's authority to reasonably reject player contracts that are not consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement or League Bylaws. The Arbitrator's decision was issued in the cases filed by the Professional Lacrosse Players Association (PLPA) on behalf of seven players challenging the Commissioner's authority to reject player contracts.
Though the Golden Bears would lose to the Red Rams, 11-8, Vestal was tough to beat and featured some impressive players who are indicative of the lacrosse talent coming out of the Southern Tier. Vestal also happens to be the alma mater of a guy named Bob Carpenter, one heck of an attackman for the Bears back in the early '90s before heading to Duke. He might be more familiar to you as the guy who founded Inside Lacrosse.
It's been a long couple of weeks for Cody Jamieson, and he couldn't be more happy to get back on the floor for the Six Nations Chiefs. The National Lacrosse League Champions Cup Most Valuable Player finally got to play on Saturday, and he helped lead the Chiefs to a 10-9 win over the Ajax Rock Saturday afternoon at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
It's been a while since Randy Staats was one of the most talked-about junior lacrosse players in the province. In 2008, he was a finalist for Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year, and in 2009 followed that up with a 95-point perfomance en route to the Dennis McIntosh Memorial Award as the league's Most Valuable Player.
Team 22 member Jake LeGates handles the ball wearing his Barcelona inspired kit. Not the first time lacrosse uniforms have taken a page out of the European soccer fashion playbook. Team 22 is based out of Florida and is the brain child of Casey Powell.
Although the score sounds lopsided at 11-4, the Class B Championship game that put the Trojans from Garden City up against the Eagles from Irondequoit was much closer than it sounds. Senior attackman Nick Doktor scored the first two goals of the game for the Eagles. After two goals by Garden City in the last three minutes of the first quarter the game was tied at 2-2. Neither team scored in the second quarter and the Trojans took the lead in the third quarter which ended with Garden City up 4-3.
Although a great disappointment for the Mustang faithful, Penn Yan played a good game against Shoreham-Wading River, who won the Class C Championship 10-6 this morning at Middletown. It was the third NYS Championship win for the Wildcats whose coach, Tom Rotanz started the program in 1995.
The game's Most Valuable Player, Tim Rotanz, who figured on seven of the ten goals (5g-2a) showed why, as a junior, he is a two-time All-American. The son of the Head coach was unstoppable and controlled the ball like a quarterback, taking the ball on most of the offensive sets and looking to feed or drive each time.
After falling to a Long Island team in last year's state Class A championship game, the Ithaca boys lacrosse team fell to another in this year's final with West Islip pulling away in the second half to win 12-7 Saturday at Middletown High School. (Video 0:43)
Tournament MVP Alexandra Bruno finished with six goals and two assists to power Section VIII’s Garden City to a 13-8 win over Canandaigua on Saturday in the championship game of the state Class B girls lacrosse tournament at SUNY Cortland.
Paulina Constant and Jessica Angerman each scored three goals to power Section XI’s Shoreham-Wading River to an 11-9 win over Honeoye Falls-Lima in the championship game of the state Class C girls lacrosse tournament at SUNY Cortland on Saturday.
The Hamilton Nationals and used career nights from Stephen Keogh and David Earl to defeat the Rochester Rattlers 17-8 at McMaster University. Keogh had a career-high six points (3+3) and Earl had a career-best five points (3+2) to help the Nationals improve to 2-3. Rookie Joe Resetarits also scored his first two pro goals in his second MLL game. It was contribution by committee in the team’s second straight victory with eight players scoring for the Nationals.
The Rochester Rattlers lost to the Hamilton Nationals 17-8 in Ron Joyce Stadium on Saturday, June 9th. Rochester and Hamilton were tied at two after the first quarter, but the Nationals used an 8-2 run in the second quarter to put the game out of reach. Rattlers star A Ned Crotty (1G-2A) and A Steven Boyle (2G-1A) both had three point nights in the losing effort.
Before state competition began, West Genesee girls lacrosse coach Bob Elmer wanted to make sure star senior attacker Emily Tripodi knew what was coming her way. Tripodi had been a difference-maker all season long but it was going to be different now, Elmer cautioned. The defenses of very good teams would be targeting her even more, and if they cut off Tripodi the Wildcats weren’t going anywhere.
For the second year in a row, the Ithaca High boys lacrosse team fell one win short of claiming its first state title, losing to West Islip, 12-7, Saturday in the Class A championship game at Middletown High.
Bath Youth Lacrosse had their busiest and most successful weekend in their programs history. The weekend started by with the ¾ and 5/6 teams hosting Horseheads Blue and White teams on Thursday. On Saturday, for first time all three teams traveled to Vestal to play in their Spring Fling Tournament. The overall record for the Bath program for the day was 8-2-1, with the 5/6 winning the championship game.
Junior Sheila Nesselbush scored the go-ahead goal on a free-position shot with 1:07 to go in the second overtime to lift Penfield past Shaker of Section II, 5-4, in the Class A girls lacrosse state semifinals Friday at SUNY Cortland.
Some might say this is what's put Middletown on the map: The Faller Field Sports Complex. Arguably, the best high school sports facility in the state. "We're heading into our fourth season and it looks like it's brand new," said Middletown High School Athletic Director David Coates. Saturday, the stadium will host the state's high school boy’s lacrosse championships. (Video 1:32)
Less than two minutes into its state Class B semifinal, the Vestal girls' lacrosse team found itself down 3-0 to perennial powerhouse Garden City. And the remaining 48 minutes of play weren't a whole lot better for the underdog Golden Bears, making their first appearance in the state final four.
It’s been a lousy month for Bob Streeten, the head coach of the Corning boys lacrosse program and successor to the sport’s father in Corning – the revered Joe Corcoran. Since its introduction to the Corning-Painted Post school district nearly a half century ago, lacrosse has become something of a cult in these parts, bringing with it its own culture and customs.
She was the girl who seemed to have it all. A freshman on the varsity lacrosse team - an accomplished equestrian, with a personality, eyes and a smile that sparkled. "She was the always the center of attention, the life of the party. I don't think anyone knew she was in pain," said close friend Rob Ferson. Very few people knew the depth of how badly Grace Maney was hurting after a break up - and being bullied over social media.
The Hamilton Nationals have activated defenseman Dan Coates for this Saturday’s game against the Rochester Rattlers. The Nationals will host the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. at McMaster University. The St. Catharines, Ontario native made his Major League Lacrosse debut on May 18th against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Coates joined the Nats after being selected in the 2012 MLL Supplemental Draft.
The Long Island Lizards had a surprise guest in their locker room last Friday night before their game against the Ohio Machine: new owner Jim Brown gave the pregame speech. Brown reminded the Lizards that collective effort breeds success, then offered his unwavering support for the team. “Champions are made up of teams where each and every man does everything he can do to help his team win,” said Brown, who knows a thing or two about championship teams. “So with that I say God bless you, we’re going to be behind you, go out and make us proud of you, and whatever happens baby we’re in your corner.”
The best Class C girls lacrosse team in the state almost turned out to be a single player on Friday morning.
Romeo scored three of her last five goals with CBA down two players, and two more with the team missing four. On those final two tallies, the Brothers were rushing three attackers against seven Shoreham-Wading River defenders plus the goalie.
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Just as soon as the West Genesee girls lacrosse team knocked down a huge wall on Friday, head coach Bob Elmer was there to point out the big hurdle that remains. "We hit a wall. Now we broke that down, and it’s amazing,’’ said West Genesee’s Erica Geremia, who scored twice. "I’m so proud of my team. We really do have one more big hurdle. But I think we’ll do it.’’
West Islip’s drive for five is very much alive. On Saturday the Lions (20-1) face the Ithaca Little Red (18-1) for the New York State Class A Boys Lacrosse Championship. A win would give West Islip its fifth state title over the past seven years. The game is set for 1:30 p.m. at Middletown High School.
The New York State high school lacrosse championships being held Saturday at Middletown High School feature six teams with a combined record of 115 wins and nine losses this season. There are teams representing the Southern Tier (Section IV), the Rochester/Finger Lakes region (Section V) and Long Island (Sections VIII and XI) as they fight for state-level glory this weekend.
Longtime Corning Hawks boys varsity lacrosse coach Bob Streeten says he plans to return next season, despite pressure from some lacrosse parents who want him to step down from the post. Streeten applied to coach again by Thursday’s deadline.
Homer of New York's Section III Classs C had a tremendous season, becoming the first Trojans squad to reach the semifinals of the state playoffs. The Trojans had knocked off the top-ranked Cazenovia Lakers in the Section III finals, then the Salmon River Shamrocks of Section X, and then had to face the red-hot Penn Yan Mustangs of Section V, a game that saw their run come to an end in a hard-fought 10-8 loss.
Jacksonville University senior defenseman Jake Ziegler (Webster-Thomas) was claimed off of waivers by the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse on Wednesday. He will be eligible to play at the beginning of week seven of the current season.
Jacksonville University defenseman Jake Ziegler of Webster becomes the first men's lacrosse player at the college to be named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-America team.
A native of Crownsville, Md., Hutchinson Hundley is one of the most dominant lacrosse goalies in William Smith history and a forward in field hockey. A two-time lacrosse All-American, she graduated with the Heron career records for goals against average (6.53) and wins (41). As a senior, Hutchinson Hundley backstopped William Smith all the way to the national championship game.
When John Greeley (LaFayette) aggravated the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the second quarter of Johns Hopkins' 8-2 loss to Navy on April 21, the junior midfielder joined sophomore defensive midfielder Phil Castronova (knee) as Johns Hopkins players whose status for 2013 was in question. Coach Dave Pietramala said the uncertainty regarding their return has been lifted somewhat as he has received positive reports from the school’s medical staff on their recovery.
Jamison Koesterer (Cazenovia) didn't get involved with the new lacrosse movie, "Crooked Arrows", with any goals of becoming an actor on the big screen . . . But once he was there, and after he lost it one day on his Crooked Arrows players in the hot New England sun, director Steve Rash realized he had his bad-guy rival coach right in front of him.
Fred Opie gives his famous tweener talk for those people who are tempted to take it easy, quit, and or give up using examples of people who have experienced success but started off in high school and college as tweeners. (Video 7:03)
Ithaca came out in a big way, getting to another Class A state championship game, duplicating the team's success from last year up to this point. Now comes the test to see if Little Red can do even better then it did in 2011 and avoid being knocked out for a second time in a row. (Two Videos 1:02, 1:03)
By the time the Section 9 lacrosse alumni had finished their practices together, players talked about keeping the squad intact for additional games. It seems Friday's showdown against the Irish Lacrosse Foundation won't be enough to satisfy the Section 9 team's appetite.
The blood drive is named in memory of Matthew Kull, a Yorktown High School graduate and All-American lacrosse star, who died from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2000. It will be held on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.
Brett is a 1993 graduate of J-E; 4 year letter winner for lacrosse 1990-93; 1st team All-League in 1992 & 93; Team Leading scorer in 1992 & 93; Played in exceptional Senior All-Star game for lacrosse in 1993; Academic All-American for lacrosse in 1993; Awarded J-E Scholar athlete award in 1993; Awarded J-E outstanding athlete award in 1993; Section III Scholarship Award in 1993; J-E Class Salutatorian in 1993; Went on to play Lacrosse for Brown University.
The Rochester Rattlers will be looking to win their second consecutive game on Saturday, June 9th at 7:05PM in McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium against the Hamilton Nationals. The Rochester Rattlers defeated the previously unbeaten Boston Cannons 17-16 in overtime on Friday, June 1st.
Hamilton earned a hard-fought 18-17 victory over the Charlotte Hounds Saturday night. It was the first win of the season for the Nats (1-3). Hamilton won the game with a 3-0 run, which was powered by two goals from Casey Powell. Joe Walters scored four goals and assisted on four others in his first game of the season, en route to MLL Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The 12th Annual Tewaaraton Lacrosse Awards at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian took place at the NMAI on May 31, 2012, and our reporter, Vincent Schilling, was there. The winners of the awards were Peter Baum, of Colgate University, and Katie Schwarzmann of the University of Maryland.
Yesterday marked the last practice of the year for the team of 5th and 6th grade boys I help coach for Doc’s Lacrosse in NYC. We worked on some man up and man down, and then started scrimmaging when the brief downpours arrived. The rain only lasted about 5 minutes, and as it tapered off, we were treated to something special . . .
The Section III girl's lacrosse senior all-star game will benefit Heather's Hope fund. The game is will be 7 p.m. June 11 at Marcellus. A former high school lacrosse player, Heather Ely was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and to this day fights to win and defeat this disease.
For the first time since the 1979 season, there's no Section III team competing for one of the New York State championships. The Upstate and Downstate (West and East, really) Semifinal match-ups were held Wednesday at Cicero-North Syracuse and at Hofstra University, respectively. In the Upstate bracket, the winners included Section IV Class A's Ithaca and Section V's Irondequoit of Class B and Penn Yan of Class C. Here's a look at what took place in those three games.
It's been a rarity that a team has managed to contain the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team's explosive offense this season. That changed on Wednesday. Section XI's West Islip held the Silver Warriors to a season-low in goals scored, earning it a 9-6 win in a Class A state semifinal matchup at Hofstra University in Hempstead.
Arms went up in frustration well before halftime after Garden City pulled off a sneak attack on a restart. Yorktown was caught looking the other way, and the defense never saw Justin Guterding break for the crease from the sideline. Devin Dwyer spotted him from 40 yards away.
The list of honors for the Syracuse women’s lacrosse program continues to grow. Junior Michelle Tumolo has been named the Attacker of the Year by SynapseSports.com. Tumolo and sophomore Alyssa Murray were named to the website’s All-America First Team, while junior Becca Block and sophomore Alyssa Costantino were second-team selections.
Shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, Nick LoRusso was deciding what college he would attend. The Long Island, N.Y., native knew he wanted to play Division I lacrosse and with the memory of the Twin Towers fresh in his mind, Army seemed a logical choice. He was one of the first classes to attend the Academy after the attacks and he committed knowing there was the distinct possibility of going to war — a fact that took some getting used to for his parents.
The SUNY Cortland athletic program finished 10th in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, out of approximately 440 Division III programs in the NCAA. The award recognizes overall excellence among college athletic programs.
Hamilton College's Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) has been selected to play in the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.
At the upstate quarterfinals, the Liverpool Warriors of Section III (the section covering Central and part of Northern New York) were pitted against an Ithaca squad that would become one of the teams advancing to this weekend's Class A championship game. The Syracuse-area team would lose the game, 18-8, but the season was a huge one for head coach Mike Felice's program.
Nearly two months after suffering its only loss of the season, the Ithaca boys lacrosse team avenged that defeat with an 11-9 victory over No. 1-ranked and previously-undefeated Fairport from Section V in the state Class A semifinals Wednesday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. (Video 0:38)
The J-D boys lacrosse team's run at a third straight NYS Class B title ended in the state semifinals Wednesday night with Irondequoit's 8-5 upset victory at Cicero-North Syracuse high school. (Video 0:59)
The Homer boys got used to overcoming deficits in its postseason run to the Class C state semifinals. But five goals proved to be a little too much today against Penn Yan.
“We dug ourselves quite a hole, obviously, and it’s always hard to come back from that, especially in the state semifinals when every team is so good,” Homer senior defenseman Anthony Contento said.
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Rising senior Josh Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) of the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced by the organization on Wednesday afternoon.
All three of SUNY Cortland's women's lacrosse seniors – midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central), attacker Erin Kollar (East Islip) and midfielder Jordan Miller (Liverpool) – have been selected to compete in the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Div. III North-South Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, June 16, at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa. In addition, Cortland's fourth-year head coach Kathy Taylor has been chosen to serve as the head coach of the North team in the contest.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Wednesday that twelve undrafted college seniors have been picked up by MLL teams through the league’s waiver wire process. Teams had the opportunity to place waiver claims on any college player not drafted in the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft and who registered for the MLL Player Pool between May 31 and June 7.
Lacrosse Legend Mikey Powell with a great pump fake (even faked out our announcer!) and behind the back assist to John Christmas who scores an awesome goal at the LXM 949 event in orange county. Check out Coverage of the entire LXM Pro Tour on TLN
Crooked Arrows just came out with some fresh new swag for fans to rep this summer. The four new styles of shorts are all sublimated with Native American inspired prints, sewn in pockets (a must), Crooked Arrows written on one side panel and the logo on the other.
The Carrier Dome, being prepped for its 33rd season of SU athletics, isn’t just getting older – it’s getting better. The next visit to the largest on-campus domed stadium in the country will be unlike any other Orange fans have enjoyed. The installation of 360-degree ribbon display and multiple LED video boards will transform the fan experience.
The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse the only sanctioned indigenous sports team playing worldwide. Today they are announcing their team26 player selections for the 2012 World Lacrosse Under-19 Championships in Turku, Finland. The opening ceremonies for the Federation of International Lacrosse’s 2012 U-19 World Lacrosse Championships begins July 12, 2012 with the series concluding with the Gold Medal game scheduled for July 21, 2012.
It’s been a while since Yorktown out-dueled a Long Island team in the state tournament. Heck, most of the kids on the field now were in elementary school when it happened last. We all know the reason why Long Island seems to dominate its upstate opponents, but I asked the question anyway . . .
Every team needs a ground ball machine — the guy who can plow into a scrum, do what's necessary to get the ball, and put his teammates in position to succeed. Tom Flatley hasn't taken the field once for the U.S. Under-19 men's team, but he's been its ground ball machine since its 1988 inception. Friends and colleagues credit the 72-year-old general manager as a big reason why Team USA owns six Federation of International Lacrosse gold medals and a 36-0 all-time record in international play.
Two weeks ago there were eight NCAA team headed to Gillette Stadium – today there are just 12 high school teams still in contention for the three New York State titles to be decided this weekend. After Saturday’s championships, it will be time for the next season – summer tournaments, camps, and summer leagues, but have no fear: Roadtrip Dad will keep wheeling along!
Fairport and Ithaca played during the regular season, on April 14. The Red Raiders won that game 12-7 at Fairport, where there was some controversy over the many penalties that were assessed Ithaca. That Fairport game was the only loss for the Little Red this year (17-1). There is no question that Ithaca is looking forward to the rematch.
Regardless of what happens this week, it’s been a fantastic year for lacrosse in the Rochester region, as all three of Wednesday’s Upstate Semifinal contests feature Section V teams, Fairport in Class A, Irondequoit in Class B, and Penn Yan in Class C. Section IV Class A's Ithaca and Jamesville-DeWitt (Section III, Class B) and Homer (Section III, Class C) round out the other upstate teams left in the fight for state supremacy.
Continuing a trend from the regular season, West Islip’s defense has shut down several top offensive players in its four game run through the Class A high school lacrosse playoffs. But the Lions defensive prowess will be put to the test Wednesday night when they face the Silver Warriors from upstate Niskayuna in the state semi-finals at Hofstra.
The Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams broke out brand new two-toned Warrior TII helmets for their Section III-Section IV quarterfinal Class B game over the weekend. Check out these photos of the new Warrior TII lids that JD is wearing for their playoff run.
Up in New York State, the high school championships are in full swing. Inside Lacrosse and ILGear.com made the trip to Cicero-North Syracuse this past weekend, where the Upstate Regional Finals (quarterfinals) were played, featuring teams from New York's Northern Tier, Southern Tier and the Syracuse area.
Lacrosse star Jamison Koesterer is the latest Cazenovia native to have their name appear in the credits of a major motion picture. Koesterer portrays the character Emmitt Davis in the recently-released film “Crooked Arrows.” A standout midfielder at the high school, college and professional levels, Koesterer was recruited to choreograph and authenticate action sequences in the film, when his commanding presence caught the director’s eye.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse will be adding another Desko to the roster next season. According to GoLocalWorcester.com, Jeff Desko, one of the top midfielders in Central Massachusetts, has committed to the Orange. Desko is the nephew of current Syracuse head coach John Desko.
Local lacrosse fans got the chance Tuesday to celebrate the Rochester Knighthawks’ National Lacrosse League championship. Knighthawk players and staff carried the championship cup in a caravan of vehicles Tuesday as part of a parade from the Blue Cross Arena to Rochester’s City Hall.
The Hamilton Nationals will return home on Saturday, June 9th to host the Rochester Rattlers at 7:30 p.m. at McMaster University. For ticket information, contact the Nationals Ticket Office at (905) 768-2225.
Homeward Bound: For only the second time this season, the Nationals will play a game at McMaster University. Hamilton opens the season with five of its first seven games on the road.
Major League Lacrosse teams have another chance to add pieces to their rosters, as undrafted seniors (now graduates of their schools) enter the Player Pool and can be selected starting Wednesday through the league's waiver process.
Brookline third-grader Beau Keough considers himself more than a dedicated lacrosse player. At 9 years old, he is already a lax bro, one of a growing group of young lacrosse enthusiasts who have cultivated a laid-back lifestyle to pair with the high-energy field sport. “You have to have a lot of the stuff, wear it a lot of the time,’’ said Keough, who plays on the town team. “Lacrosse is cool.’’
Major League Lacrosse has announced it will open the Player Pool for all college seniors that were not drafted in the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft in January. Players who have completed their senior season and do not have any remaining eligibility are able to register for the Player Pool until Noon on June 5.
Hamilton Nationals midfielder Joe Walters was named as the MLL Offensive Player of the Week, as his return to the outdoor game fueled the Nationals to an 18-17 victory over the Charlotte Hounds.
“We had a great team win and the guys certainly helped me out tonight,” said Walters. “I was impressed to see the team finally come together. I hope this is the first of many wins to come.”
Sophomore Alyssa Murray led the nation in points and goals according to the final NCAA women’s lacrosse statistics. She becomes the first player in school history to finish first in the national statistics in goals. Murray was one of three members of the Orange to finish in the top 10 in the national rankings.
While much of the lacrosse world was trained on men's and women's college championship weekends at the end of last month, there was perhaps a greater development in the broader scope of the game, off the field, on May 25. The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) was accepted as the 106th member of SportAccord. The decision was formally announced at a meeting of the organization's general assembly in Quebec City, Canada.
US Lacrosse announced that the U.S. Men’s National Team will take on Team Canada in a Sept. 8, 2012, exhibition game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., featuring the top two lacrosse teams in the world. The game will take place at 7 p.m. Mountain time.
The IWLCA has honored 115 senior student-athletes with selection to one of the North-South rosters. The 2011 North-South games will take place at the Champions' Cup, held at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa., on June 16. The event will precede the IWLCA All-American banquet, which will take place at the Radisson Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa., later that evening.
In total, 38 players were advanced to the second round of tryouts. Returning members of the 2011-12 U.S. women's national team, as well as those waived through the first round of tryouts will join them. Individuals that have been waived through the initial tryout include NCAA championship weekend participants, first-team Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Americans and those declared medically unable to play over Memorial Day weekend.
The National Lacrosse League invites fans to suggest candidates for the next round of nominations for the league's Hall of Fame. Fans can submit their entries via the National Lacrosse League page on facebook by clicking here. Suggestions will be accepted until June 14, 2012. The Hall of Fame Selection Criteria is listed below.
Dalston was kind enough to let us snag a couple of quick pics of his mitts to share with you. The gloves are a custom purple and yellow colorway, with the Iroquois Nationals golden eagle logo embroidered on the cuff.
THE PACE of college lacrosse, once described as the fastest game on two feet, has turned into a crawl. If you're at a game, you now have time to go to the restroom, buy pizza, converse with friends and not miss much. If you're at home, you can go to the refrigerator, cook a meal, catch up on small talk with Mom, walk the dog, mow the lawn, write letters and still catch three quarters of the game on TV.
Week 5 of the Major League Lacrosse summer is complete. I watched Rochester beat Boston, 17-16, in overtime on Friday night on CBS Spots Network, and I worked Chesapeake's 18-16 win in Denver on Saturday night . . . Here are my notes on the four squads I watched
Siena Women's Lacrosse will welcome eight incoming freshmen to the program this fall. Kate Callahan, Sarah Croutier, Annie Dodge, Andrea Elwell, Ashley Holdridge, Ashley Ruchalski, Lauren Smith and Elizabeth Stutzmann will begin playing for the Saints next spring and comprise the Siena Women's Lacrosse Class of 2016.
Senior Dayna Piraino (Henninger) of The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team has been selected to participate in the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) North-South Senior All-Star game. The game will take place on June 16 at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa.
All Orange fans are invited to meet Syracuse basketball, football, lacrosse coaches and players at the fourth annual 'SU Legends & Stars' event at Drumlins on Sunday, June 10th from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. All proceeds from this event will benefit Elmcrest Children’s Center.
Fred Opie reflects on losing two national championships as a Syracuse University lacrosse player in 1984 in 1985. He argues that in part success is how we respond to losses and defeat. He also insist that our historical memories about competition and how we learned from those in authority how to view a defeat have allot to do with our we respond to the small and big losses we will experience over time.
For the second time, Section Five Lacrosse has selected first and second team All-Section players. The 2012 first team lists sixteen players and includes the ten All-Americans previously announced. "Knowing All Americanshow many to take was the difficult question," says Section Five Chairman, Mike Simon. "There are so many excellent players in the Section." The second team list includes seventeen more players.
During his lacrosse playing days Neal Powless earned his share of accolades. The Iroquois, who is a member of the Onondoga Nation, was a three-time all-American while playing at New York’s Nazareth College. He also represented the Iroquois Nationals at four world championships. And he played for professional clubs in Rochester, Syracuse, Columbus, Buffalo and New Jersey.
The Upstate Regional Finals of New York State’s Public High School Athletic Association lacrosse championships were held Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, and ILPreps was on hand there and on Long Island for the Nassau-Suffolk (Section 8-Section XI) championships. Upstate, it turned out that two Section III teams and one from Section IV would advance to this year’s semifinals.
Niskayuna used the opening 12 minutes to make the other 36 minutes nothing more than a countdown for the Silver Warriors to officially become Class A regional champions. Vorgang's team produced a 23-3 victory over Mamaroneck that was every bit as one-sided as the score suggests.
Shaker, fresh off handing Guilderland its first loss of the season in the Section II championship, topped another previously unbeaten team, this time North Rockland, 10-7, in the Class A regional final at University at Albany's John Fallon Field.
Two-time Section I Class C champion Bronxville got three goals from three different players and knocked Glens Falls from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament play with a 15-2 victory in a boys' lacrosse regional contest at Clarkstown South High School on Saturday afternoon.
The West Genesee School District gets some help from a Hollywood star. Actor Alec Baldwin returned to help Save modified sports, one day after he supported anti-hydrofracking efforts in Syracuse. Our Iris St. Meran tells us about his visit.
Penn Yan started with an exciting replay of their 2011 game with Silver Creek. Fairport scored what is believed to be the first Class A shutout in NYS tournament history when they defeated Orchard Park 7-0. Irondequoit overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat Hamburg, on their home field, 10-8.
West Genesee girls lacrosse coach Bob Elmer hoped to make something happen when he moved midfielder Vicki Graveline to attack late in his team’s game Saturday night . . . Graveline scored the tying goal with 35 seconds left in regulation and then the game-winner in overtime as the Wildcats held off Section IV’s Corning 10-9 in a Class A state regional contest at Corning.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude pounded on the door of the boys lacrosse State Catholic Championship for two years. The Tigers finally broke through Saturday. Timon captured the Catholic state crown by winning a wild one over Iona Prep, 16-15, at Kellenberg Memorial High in Uniondale.
Gabby Gleason scored the decisive goal as Vestal hung on to defeat Oswego of Section III, 10-9, in Saturday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B quarterfinal girls lacrosse game. After Gleason scored with 2:22 left to make it 10-5, Oswego scored four goals in the final 66 seconds.
Williams, Silver Creek's standout junior, set the state record with a game-tying goal late in the Class C game, but sophomore goalie Brandon Maciejewski stole the show when he stopped another game-tying attempt by Williams in the final seconds to preserve a 14-13 victory for Penn Yan.
Section 3 champion Homer outscored Salmon River 6-2 in the second half to hand the Shamrocks their first loss of the season, 12-8, in a state Class C boys lacrosse quarterfinal Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
"I said it was the best feeling in the world last time (after beating Guilderland in Wednesday's Section II title game), and that's all about I can say this time," said Shaker coach Courtney Hill. "It wasn't the best game we've played. We struggled on clearing and draws. It got scary out there for a bit."
Rye's outstanding ball movement, stifling defense and a sizzling start by senior attack Emma Brinkman proved too much for Albany Academy, and the Section I's Rye won 18-5 at John Fallon Field at the University at Albany.
The Homer Trojans have never been to the semifinal round of the state boys lacrosse tournament. Until now. The Section III champion Trojans broke open a close game in the second half with tough defense to defeat Section X's Salmon River 12-8 in a Class C quarterfinal today at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Goaltender Brandon Maciejewski came up huge to thwart Silver Creek star Zed Williams' shot with five seconds left to preserve the Mustang lead and win the game. The aforementioned Williams broke Rochester Knighthawks star Casey Powell's state scoring record of 553 career points in the game with seven points to put the junior at 554.
Glens Falls recognized most of the names on the Bronxville roster from last year’s state regional playoff against the Broncos. Recognition is one thing, but stopping them was another. Five Bronxville players scored at least two goals as the Broncos cruised to a 15-2 win in the Class C boys lacrosse regional final at Clarkstown South High School.
The Red Rams got five goals from senior attackman Deke Burns and another three goals and three assists from junior attackman Jordan Evans. J-D goalie Joe Shapiro made 10 saves, including several big stops in the fourth quarter.
Of the three Section V boys’ lacrosse champions who ventured into Section VI territory Saturday for the Far West Regional championships, Irondequoit certainly had the toughest task. Not only were the Eagles up against what was widely regarded to be the best team across all classes in the Buffalo area, Hamburg, they had to play the Bulldogs on their home field.
Minutes after Ithaca’s Little Red had eliminated his Warriors from the state Class A lacrosse title chase, Liverpool coach Mike Felice struggled to make sense of what he had just witnessed. Ithaca’s dominating performance against Liverpool in the state quarterfinals at Cicero-North Syracuse ended with the Little Red advancing 18-8. The Little Red will return to C-NS on Wednesday to play Fairport at 5:30 p.m. in the state semifinals.
The Ithaca Little Red, this year's Section IV Class A champions and the runners-up in last year's New York State Class A title game, have what might be the coolest collection of team apparel of any squad on the national high school scene, especially if you're a fan of one of the greatest and most successful bands of all time: the Grateful Dead.
For the first time all season, the Hamilton Nationals had their full complement of players and it showed. The Nationals defeated the Charlotte Hounds 18-17 tonight at American Legion Memorial Stadium to earn their first victory of the season. “Charlotte is a tough team and they gave us everything we could handle tonight,” said Nationals Head Coach Regy Thorpe. “I was really proud of the guys. They made a couple of runs, we answered back and we got great goaltending from Brett Queener.”
“We got off to a rocky start because of some injuries,” said Head Coach Jamie Archer; “Team chemistry wasn’t really quite there with those injuries. I think right now the chemistry is the best its been in a long time.” He said that this year’s non-league schedule was the toughest it’s ever been at J-DHS, in an effort to prepare the squad for a long playoff run.
The Rochester Rattlers defeated the Boston Cannons 17-16 in overtime on Friday, June 1st in Sahlen's Stadium. Rattlers rookie M Roy Lang (Cornell) scored the game winning goal for Rochester. Rattlers superstar A Ned Crotty led the team in scoring with three goals and two assists. Boston entered the game with a nine game winning streak dating back to last season when they won the 2011 MLL Championship.
Hamburg is hosting the Western Regionals, NYS Quarterfinals with Section 5 visiting Section 6. Here's a look at the three games:
Fairport enters the game as the only undefeated team (19-0) in Section Five. The Red Raiders are deep with eleven players in double figures this season. Senior goalie Blaze Riorden and senior midfielder Derek DeJoe were recently selected as USLacrosse All-Americans.
Some of the biggest names and personalities in lacrosse gathered in Washington D.C. Thursday night for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award ceremony. The event was held at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian and started off with a cocktail hour before a ceremony hosted by ESPN commentator Joe Beninati and CBS Sports reporter and analyst Sheehan Stanwick Burch.
As if this already hasn’t been a season to remember for the Hamburg High School lacrosse program, both boys and girls teams should have an opportunity to advance to the state tournament with playoff games close to home.
With just two losses on the season, the Irondequoit Eagles, who boast a senior-heavy attack, are the favorite Saturday evening when they take on Hamburg. One thing working in the Bulldogs favor is that the game is at Hamburg High School. (Video 0:32)
Penn Yan has won 17 Section V lacrosse titles, but the State titles haven't followed for the Section V Class C dynasty. The Mustangs will have a challenge to make the State semifinals. Silver Creek has lost just once; that to Class A champion Orchard Park. (Video 0:46)
ILGear is starting to wrap up our 2012 NCAA Game Day Gear coverage, one team we haven't gotten around to is the Cortland Red Dragons. The DIII undefeated champs of the north battled the undefeated champs of the south (Salisbury) on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
The Syracuse University athletics program is enjoying historic success. The Orange has scored a school-record 387.5 points and ranks 46th in the 2011-12 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The score, which is the first ranking for the Spring season, beats the previous high of 368.5, which was achieved in 2009-10, and the ranking is the highest in school history. The Orange program has scored more than 300 points in each of the last four years after having reached that mark just once before in school history.
For this analysis, we examined both scoring (average total goals per game) and high score differentials (15+ and 20+). Scoring rebounded this past spring in Men's Division I to 19.8 goals/game, up from 19.1 a year ago, but it declined slightly for the second year in row in Divisions II and III. The overall men's average was 19.2 goals per game, which is down from 19.9 two years ago.
Trend: Army junior Garrett Thul scored five goals against Navy in 2012 and 2011. He also scored five goals for the Army Prep School against the Naval Academy Prep School in 2009. And in 2010, Thul faced Navy twice and scored five goals total: Three goals in one game and two in the other. Thul has yet to lose to the Midshipmen and he also won his game against NAPS.
We selected the best ones for the May issue of Inside Lacrosse Magazine. But since we didn't want to leave anyone out, here's the full list of questions and answers. Thanks to Crooked Arrows for taking the time to respond, and be sure to check out the movie when it opens nationwide on Friday, June 1.
Maverick Lakeland High School and Syracuse University All American Defensemen Ric Beardsley #47 recalls "That field" where here played summer league in the Hudson Valley. As you will see below, Beardsley who had a reputation as a loose cannon is a introspective person who writes well:
Less than an hour after accepting the head coaching job at Colgate last July, Mike Murphy called Peter Baum. Murphy, who previously occupied the post of Army's defensive coordinator, knew what it was like trying to slow Baum, the Raiders' leading scorer. In short, no easy task. Murphy's message at the time, as Baum recounted Thursday: "Next year my goal is to take this team back to the NCAA tournament. And I know you're one of the best players in the country, so next year I envision you on the Tewaaraton Award stage, just like Army's Jeremy Boltus [a finalist in 2011]."
Peter Baum arrived at 4 p.m. with nine other Tewaaraton Trophy finalists Thursday at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. There was a rehearsal for the Tewaaraton ceremony itself, a photo session, an autograph opportunity for children and then, finally, the part of the program that honors the best male and female college lacrosse players in America.
A historic season came to an end for the Syracuse women’s lacrosse program at the 2012 Tewaaraton Banquet on May 31 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Junior Michelle Tumolo was one of five finalists for the award, which goes to the college lacrosse player of the year.
The Colgate women's lacrosse team will commence a nine-day educational and athletic excursion to Italy this weekend, during which the team will play several games including a tournament featuring the Raiders, HLC Rot-Weiß München, and Dream Team Italy Select.
“They are as good a team as I’ve ever seen,” said coach Jeffrey Slack after the Lady Raiders dropped a 21-6 decision to top-ranked defending champion CBA-Syracuse in the first round of the state Class C tournament at the SUNY Canton turf. “We want to get to their level some day. That’s what we’re hoping for and we are making progress. Our minor program is coming along in leaps and bounds which is going to be great for us in the long run.”
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association sets the order of the games and they rotate the starting times for each of the classes each year. This year the order will be C, A, B. The Class A game, featuring Fairport vs Orchard Park will start at 3:30. The Class B game between Irondequoit and Hamburg has a planned start at 6:00 and the Class C game featuring Penn Yan and Silver Creek is planned to start at 1:00 PM.
The All Tournament Teams for 2012 were announced on Championship Tuesday. MVP for A, B and C were Pat VanBortle (Fairport), Briele Caples (Irondequoit) and Brandon Maciejewski (Penn Yan). Players were selected on the basis of their performances in the Section Five Tournaments.
The Liverpool boys lacrosse team won its first sectional championship since 1989 by ending West Genesee's 10-year title streak on Wednesday night, but by Thursday afternoon the Warriors' celebration was over as they began preparing for their state tournament opener Saturday against Ithaca. That game will be played at Cicero-North Syracuse High School starting at 3:30 p.m. Time Warner Cable Sports will be televising all three regional games taking place at C-NS. (Video 0:59)
One year ago, a combined Corning Hawks girls lacrosse team, still shiny and fresh out of the box, challenged perennial Class A bully West Genesee on hostile territory in the state quarterfinals. Saturday, almost one year to the day, the more seasoned Hawks get a rematch on their home field.
It's time for lacrosse to put on its red-carpet best. Crooked Arrows, the sport's first mainstream feature film and the Native American community's first family movie, debuts nationwide Friday on more than 300 screens in 45 states and Canada. (Click here for a complete list of theater locations.)
The Rochester Rattlers’ 2012 Home Opener is on Friday, June 1st at 7PM in Sahlen’s Stadium against the defending MLL Champion Boston Cannons. The Rattlers are off to a 1-2 start to the season, but they have been steadily collecting pieces from the NLL Inactive List and the Collegiate Inactive List over the first four weeks of the season. As a result, Rochester will field a full strength roster for the first time this season. The Rattlers will feature 11 new faces that were not on their roster in Week One when the Cannons defeated them 15:3 in both teams’ season opener at Harvard Stadium in Boston.
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The Big Picture: The Charlotte Hounds will host the Hamilton Nationals this Saturday at 7 PM for the first time in MLL history. The Hounds are coming off of a 1-3 start and a tough 10-9 loss to the Long Island Lizards in Week 4.The Nationals are 0-3 on the season after losing 20-7 to the Bayhawks in their home opener in Week 4.
Cancer sucks. It takes people from us too soon. It makes those of us dealing with the loss angry with ourselves for not staying in touch more. For me and my friends from college, it’s made us determined to change that and turn a horrible negative into a positive. Cancer recently took our friend, Don Litzelman.
To the lacrosse world, he was known as a star at one of the most storied high school programs in the country, West Genesee High in Syracuse, NY. His 61 goals in 1978 were a school record at the time. The coach with the most wins in the history of high school lacrosse, Hall of Famer Mike Messere, recalled his former player, “Big and strong with outstanding skills.” He also recalled his former student, “An outstanding young man. They didn’t come any better.”
Colgate's Peter Baum, a Portland, Ore., native, won the Tewaaraton Trophy on Thursday at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Baum is the first recipient in the award's 12-year history not from the East Coast. He also was Colgate's first finalist.
Sorry this is a few days later than usual. Most weeks I’m done writing and editing by Monday night; last week it took until Tuesday. This week I’m putting the finishing touches on this on a Wednesday night. Fortunately, I have a very patient editor . . . thanks for waiting – hope this is worth the wait . . .
Sam Bradman of Salisbury scored 99 points this year as a D3 midfielder, and finished his career with 304 total points. Within 30 minutes of Salisbury winning their second straight national title, it was announced that their star player would forego the MLL, where he was drafted, and join the LXM Pro instead. Only a few days later it was announced that Bradman had signed a 1-year deal with STX, an LXM sponsor.
Shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, Nick LoRusso was deciding what college he would attend. The Long Island, N.Y., native knew he wanted to play Division I lacrosse and with the memory of the Twin Towers fresh in his mind, Army seemed a logical choice.
Jim Brown's love for the game of lacrosse seeped through the phone. "It's like bringing me back alive," Brown said Thursday from New York while talking with Lacrosse Magazine about becoming part owner of Major League Lacrosse's Long Island Lizards. Brown, the legendary Pro Football and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer, on Wednesday was officially announced as a member of the Lizards' new ownership group led by Medallion Financial Corp. The team's former owner, Scott Rosenzweig, passed away on Feb. 3.
The Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams, winners of back-to-back New York State Class B championships, were seen wearing some eye-catching black and red kits earlier this season, which were featured on ILGear.com a while back. But the Red Rams, winners of their fourth consecutive Section III Class B championship, broke out a new look within the last week, taking the field in Nike's new Hypercool Elite uniform, including jerseys and shorts with a grey and red color scheme and unique text on the front.
It took Glens Falls a while to get going Wednesday in its game against Red Hook, but once the Indians did, the signs were all positive. Glens Falls didn’t score its first goal until 5:21 left in the first quarter, but it controlled play well enough from then on for a 9-7 win in the Class C regional semifinal of the State Boys Lacrosse Tournament at Shenendehowa High School.
Lacrosse fans will have another chance to celebrate the Rochester Knighthawks’ 2012 World Championship. The Knighthawks will hold a NLL Championship Parade on Tuesday, June 5th at 10:15 a.m., which will start at The Blue Cross Arena and end at City Hall at 10:30 a.m. Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards will then hand Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres the Key to the City.