Siena Lacrosse looks to end March with a fifth straight win when the Saints host Jacksonville at noon this afternoon at Siena Turf Field in the conference home opener. The game will be televised live throughout New York State on Time Warner Cable Sports and online at SienaAllAccess.com.
Sophomore Riley Austin (Eastridge) scored five goals and his brother Alex Austin (Trinity Pawling) added two goals and two assists to lead The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team to a convincing 12-5 victory over Oswego Friday afternoon in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Oswego.
UAlbany sophomore midfielder Ariana Parker recorded six points (five goals, one assist) in UAlbany's final non-conference game victory against Stanford, 11-9, on Friday, March 30 at John Fallon Field. Great Dane junior attack Rachel Burek and freshman attack Maureen Keggins each tallied mult-point performances in the victory with three and two, respectively.
Junior midfielder Shelby Vakiener (Fairport) tied RIT's single-game record with 11 points, finishing with seven goals to lead RIT to a 20-14 victory over Skidmore in a Liberty League women’s lacrosse matchup Friday.
Fresh off a trio of comeback victories over spring break, the Cornell men's lacrosse team will look to make it three-for-three in Ivy League play this season and maintain its spot atop the standings when it travels to Dartmouth today for a noon contest.
There is little mystery to college men’s lacrosse these days. The evolution of close defenders and longstick midfielders into players with linebacker type size and speed aided further by an extra three feet of stick has forced opposing offenses to concentrate on the two vulnerable defensive positions remaining – the short-stick midfielders.
Marianna Nowacki scored five goals to lift Binghamton to a 15-10 win over Union-Endicott in Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse on Friday. Teammates Katie Gaudet and Marcaesa Zervos each added three and Kelly Holleran contributed two.
Holding a cozy five-goal lead at halftime, Bob Streeten admitted he was pleased with Corning’s first-half effort against Vestal Friday at Memorial Stadium. Judging by the final 24 minutes of play, many of Streeten’s players might have felt a bit too comfortable with their situation.
Patrick Gilman scored many of his six goals on the fast break as the Lake Shore boys lacrosse team beat Williamsville South, 16-9, in a Class B game played Thursday. Gilman is a four-year varsity player and this year's team captain. Tommy Scanlan added three goals as the Eagles improved to 2-0.
Thursday, Inside Lacrosse showed you the gear Syracuse is lining up in this season, and STX's Twitter account said "And we're not done yet."
What could that have meant? Well we got these two images as clues, and check out InsideLacrosse.com on Sunday for a full look of what the Orange will be doing Sunday when they take on Duke at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at 4 p.m. on Sunday in a game that will be televised live on ESPNU.
Ed Van Tine may be gone but his presence will be felt all over lacrosse fields this spring. Already a huge influence on the popularity of the sport in this region and beyond through his colleagues and descendants who have helped spread the game he once taught, the “Godfather of Western New York Lacrosse” will be remembered, celebrated and, in a sense, used as an example throughout the 2012 season.
The Feb. 7 passing of 12-year-old Tyler Kopp of Rochester, N.Y., following an injury he sustained while playing lacrosse, saddened the national lacrosse community.
Reviewing the circumstances around his passing yields a likely cause — a rare phenomenon called commotio cordis. US Lacrosse has been aware of commotio cordis for more than a decade and continues to educate the lacrosse community on its symptoms and treatments.
Junior Kathleen Ragan scored three goals and tallied three assists to lead the William Smith lacrosse team to a 17-5 victory over Vassar in the Herons' Liberty League opener on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation this afternoon.
The Rensselaer women's lacrosse team saw eight different players score, including six with multiple point efforts, as the Engineers defeated the University of Rochester, 14-4 in the Liberty League opener for both teams. RPI, which was led by three goals from sophomore Marissa Page, moves to 6-0 on the season, while the Yellowjackets slip to 1-5.
As he knelt next to sophomore starting attackman Mac Johnson on the St. Lawrence practice field last year, Mike Mahoney thought to himself, "Could anything else go wrong this year?" The Saints were already 2-4 and had previously lost their starting goalie to a broken thumb. Now Johnson, the second-leading scorer on the 2010 team, was done for the season with an ACL tear.
But there are a few interesting non-conference games out there. Both Syracuse and Duke men have looked shaky this season, with the Orange most recently losing its first Big East game last Sunday to Villanova and the Blue Devils winning a few games despite ugly fourth-quarters. Both need a win Sunday at MetLife Stadium, home of the NFL's New York Giants and Jets.
MLL's Steve Guglielmo caught up Tim Soudan to get his thoughts on taking over the team mid-way through the 2011 season and his expectations for his first full season as head coach of the Rochester Rattlers.
At 7-0, Oswego State is rivaled only by Cortland as the lone members of the SUNYAC without a loss. O’Brien was recently named the SUNYAC goalie of the week after his performance in the victory over nationally-ranked Ithaca College, and the Lakers have begun receiving votes in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) poll.
The Cornell men's lacrosse team has perservered to a 6-1 start this season despite playing the last five games without Tewaaraton favorite Rob Pannell.
Pannell is still not participating in practice sessions and getting around on a motorized scooter after having surgery last month to repair a broken bone in his foot. (2 videos)
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team picked up its third-straight win with an 18-14 decision over the visiting SUNY Geneseo Blue Knights. With Thursday's win, Fisher improves to 5-3 while Geneseo falls to 3-2 on the season.
The masters have their work cut out for them. The Syracuse University lacrosse team is halfway through its regular season and sits in its most precarious position since 2007 when it suffered its first losing season in 25 years. The No. 14 Orange is 4-3 as it prepares to meet Duke (8-3) at 4 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU) in the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. It has lost three of its last five games. Five if its remaining seven are against ranked foes.
Last year's loss to Colby in the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament provided Hamilton a preview of what to expect this year in the NESCAC. The season has been rough as the Lady Continentals have gone just 1-3 in the conference and 2-5 overall.
Six goals from Kayla Treanor and an 11-1 run for Niskayuna from midway through the first half into the second proved to be too much for Saratoga in their Suburban Council opener as the Streaks fell to Niskayuna 16-10 on Thursday.
Today's guest is Johns Hopkins attacker Taylor D'Amore, a sophomore from Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes region of New York. A second-team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection last season, D'Amore leads the No. 12 Blue Jays (7-2) with 21 goals and 17 assists as they take a four-game winning streak into their conference opener Sunday at Vanderbilt.
Bigger, faster, stronger might sound cliche, but this is the evolution of the sport of lacrosse. The result is that athletes are engaging in structured training programs in high school, with some athletes beginning in middle school. The goal of these programs is to enable athletes to improve their athletic skills (speed, agility, power, strength and coordination) while attempting to reduce injury risk.
Cyndi Kelder is still reaping the rewards for her part in a life-saving drama last summer on the Fayetteville-Manlius athletic fields.
A self-described Wegmans addict, the F-M assistant athletic trainer often strolls the aisles of the mega-grocery in DeWitt. Occasionally she spots teenager Dan Cochran stocking the shelves.
The second game pairs No. 8 Duke and No. 14 Syracuse. The Blue Devils are on a five-game winning streak with wins over Georgetown and Brown in the last week while Syracuse will look to bounce back from its first-ever Big East loss following a setback to Villanova on Sunday. Last year, the Orange throttled Duke at the Big City Classic as Syracuse led 9-2 at halftime en route to a more dominating win than the final 13-11 score would indicate.
Gameday: The parking lots open at 10:00 a.m. for tailgating and it should be a great day to bring out the grill and cook up some burgers, brats or anything else you feel like throwing on there.
Senior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) recorded five goals and five assists and senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) reached the career 100-point mark with a four-goal, three-assist effort as nationally third-ranked Cortland defeated Nazareth College, 21-7.
The bus pulling away from Hamilton's campus on Tuesday revealed a familiar scene. A visiting team leaving Steuben Field in stunned silence.
But as Oneonta settled in for its 90-minute drive home, goalie and senior captain Annelise Muscietta saw some something wrong with the picture. After all, Oneonta had just won at Hamilton, 13-12, something only one other team had done since 2006.
The Orange's equipment manager (and apparently a go-to stringer for the squad) George Frank hooked the Gear Zone up with a close look at Syracuse's kit, which includes a custom Cascade CPX-R helmet, protective equipment from STX's Assault line, Nike game jerseys and shorts, and some cool shooting shirts, as well as additional gear from Nike and STX.
With Hamburg’s abundance of depth for the 2012 season, Katy Ryan joked that she would play 18 at a time if she could. Since high school girls lacrosse rules won’t be changing from the current 11 allowed on the field at once to accommodate the Bulldogs’ loaded roster, Ryan will do her best to divvy out playing time to her many talented athletes. She’ll do so without any complaints.
For the first time in six seasons, Hamburg enters a spring without defending a sectional championship. A senior-laden Hamburg squad wants nothing more than to make sure that’s not the case again next season. But the Bulldogs don’t seem to be content with stopping at a sectional title.
This weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks will join several local sports teams in support of the American Red Cross’ Rochester Sports Challenge blood drive. On Saturday, March 31st, fans can donate blood from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Radisson Riverside Hotel. The start of the blood drive precedes the Knighthawks’ afternoon contest against the Colorado Mammoth at 1:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.
Wall Street firms' penchant for recruiting athletes is no big secret, and neither is their fondness for former college lacrosse players . . . In particular, we were struck by one executive Matt Gleason—a former lacrosse player from Cornell University—who remarked to BusinessWeek that his lacrosse experience may be more useful than his MBA.
Gregg Tweedy doesn’t need to be reminded that his son has cancer. He can see it on the 6-year-old’s face, where the muscles on the left side have become paralyzed from surgery. He sees it in the constant doctors’ visits and piling medical bills. But Tweedy sees it most when he tucks in his eldest son, Jack, at bedtime and worries whether he’ll be alive in the morning.
The glowing spirit of an amazing 12-year-old boy has illuminated the entire city of Rochester. In the difficult days following Tyler Digel Kopp’s tragic February death, after being struck in the chest with a lacrosse ball at an indoor game, his exceptional family continues to discover that love for their son and for them reaches far beyond Western New York.
Tyler Kopp never met a ball he wouldn’t launch himself headlong after. He never found a stream he didn’t want to fish or a friend he couldn’t comfort. Tyler’s insatiable appetite for life and sport captivated those who knew him forever, including someone who officiated one of his youth basketball games two years ago. “Tyler,” says the referee, “had the ‘it,’— the poise, passion and confidence of the young man you know has it all.”
John Galloway instructed his players to turn their sticks upside down. He lofted the ball softly from a few yards out, hoping his goaltenders would save it to the ground without allowing the ball to bounce outside the crease.
Life as a reserve on Ithaca High's boys' lacrosse team isn't all that bad nowadays. A little less than a year removed from the program's first state championship game appearance, the Little Red (1-0) crushed visiting Horseheads, 19-2, in its 2012 season opener Tuesday evening, going up by double digits before halftime and allowing its bench players to play the majority of the third period and all of the fourth.
Defending Division II men's lacrosse champion Mercyhurst will begin play in a new conference starting next year. The top-ranked Lakers will be one of eight teams to pick up their sticks in the newly created Eastern College Athletic Conference.
The College of Saint Rose picked up a signature victory for a program in its inaugural season of men's lacrosse as the Golden Knights fought off a furious rally to knock off Chestnut Hill College 11-10 tonight at Sullivan Field.
The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team (1-2) scored three goals in the final five minutes, but saw its second-half rally come up short in a 12-10 loss to Utica (3-2), 12-10, Wednesday evening. Erin Cummings (Sr., Valley Cottage, N.Y.) paced the Lakers with four goals and an assist, while the Pioneers were led by Katlyn Banker’s five goals and two assists.
The women’s lacrosse team is set to travel to Princeton, N.J. to face the Tigers this weekend. Still smarting from the first two defeats of the season last week, the No. 18-ranked Red (6-2, 2-1 Ivy League) aims to step up its game against Princeton (4-2, 2-0) on Saturday.
Matt Moran tallied five goals and handed out three assists as the Immaculate Heart Central boys lacrosse team rallied with four goals in the final quarter to edge host General Brown, 9-8, in the Frontier League opener for both teams on Wednesday.
The Oneonta State men used a stingy defense while making the most of its opportunities in upending #15 Rensselaer today at home 10-8. The win for the Red Dragons snapped its three-game losing streak while also handing the Engineers their first loss of the season.
Oneonta (2-5) topped Rensselaer (7-1) in every statistical category today including shots, 39-25 and face-offs, 17-5. Junior Jimmy van de Veerdonk (Putnam Valley/Putnam Valley) was masterful in the circle today winning 17 of 21 face-offs and collecting a team high 12 ground balls. He also added a pair of goals and one assist on the offensive end.
The Cortland starting attack unit scored 7-of-8 goals to lead the nationally second-ranked Red Dragons to an 8-7 win at fourth-ranked RIT Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action. Cortland, which played its sixth consecutive nationally ranked opponent, improved to 7-0, while the Tigers suffered their first loss of the season and fell to 5-1.
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Freshman Matthew Gold (Pittsford) scored a game-high three goals to lead the Clarkson University Lacrosse team offensively in a 10-7 victory over Plattsburgh State in non-league action at Hantz Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon.
As disheartening as it was, Michelle Tumolo’s impulsive eruption was at least timely for her and the Orange. Leading Connecticut 15-6 midway through the second half, Tumolo and midfielder Katie Webster aggressively double-teamed a Huskies player. Too aggressively, according to the referee.
Sophomore Taylor Smith (Webster Schroeder) scored four goals with an assist and freshman Jennifer Burt (Penn Yan) added three goals and two assists as Keuka College’s women’s lacrosse team avenged its only loss in 2011 with a convincing, 16-9 win over Hartwick College Tuesday afternoon.
The Cornell lacrosse team will attempt to stay atop the Ivy League standings this weekend when it visits Dartmouth on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at Scully-Fahey Field. Cornell, fresh off a pair of second half rallys against No. 8 Denver and Penn, will attempt to continue its recent dominance of the Big Green. Cornell has won 13 of the last 14 contests between the teams.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team will face Duke at 4 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU) in the annual Big City Classic at at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. On the night preceding the game former SU coach Roy Simmons Jr. and friends will gather for the fourth annual LaCrosse Foundation fundraiser and silent auction benefiting the Wisdom House of Fayetteville in memory of Nancy Simmons.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has gotten into what coach John Desko calls the “bad habit” of shooting high to high. It nearly cost the Orange in a 9-8 victory earlier this month at St. John’s and did cost it dearly during Sunday’s 11-10 loss to Villanova in the Carrier Dome.
Freshman Kyle Fanning scored a career-best five goals and junior midfielder Brian Wright amassed seven points on three goals and four assists Wednesday as visiting Nazareth defeated Utica in men's lacrosse, 19-7.
1. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), 0-0
The two-time defending state champions get off to a leisurely start before taking on Massachusetts' powerhouse Duxbury on April 14. In their opener, the Red Rams take on Fulton (N.Y.), which finished with a 1-15 record last season. They beat the Bears, 16-1, at home in 2011. Fortunately for the Red Rams, who have to cope with the loss of goalkeeper Dan DiStefano, the Bears scored in double-digits just once last season.
Freshman Ari Waffle (Fayetteville-Manlius) set a school record for Jacksonville, earning Cascade Rookie of the Week honors in the process. Waffle had eight goals in the Dolphins' 13-12 overtime win over VMI.
On Monday, March 25th, the Union College men's lacrosse team hosted the Men's Lacrosse Team's Bone Marrow Registry Drive. Several student-athletes participated in the drive, testing their DNA to determine if they were a match to become a donor. This project hits close to home for many in the Union community, and has quickly become a priority of the men's lacrosse team.
The Rochester Knighthawks will kick off three straight days of coverage on Entercom Radio starting on Thursday morning. Knighthawks Stephen Keogh and Joel White will talk in-studio to Kimberly and Beck about the Knighthawks’ Saturday afternoon game with the Colorado Mammoth.
It's not too early to be thinking about the 2012 Major League Lacrosse season. And we're already there here in the Gear Zone, as we continue to feature as much gear and swag as possible for your viewing pleasure. Our pal Kevin Leveille, MLL's record holder for the most goals in consecutive games (59 — not bad for a guy from Delmar), gave us a sneak preview of the gloves that he and some other members of the Rochester Rattlers will be wearing this summer.
The Gear Zone's NLL Goalie Lids Showcase continues to bring you rare looks at some of the most unique pieces of equipment in the sport of lacrosse, giving you close-up images of and the stories behind each mask worn in the National Lacrosse League. We pick it back up with Matt Vinc, the two-time NLL Goalie of the Year ('10, '11) and the reigning Most Outstanding Goaltender from the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
Cancer will not stop Kirk Ventiquattro. Not yet. Not while there is still so much to do.
On Sunday evening, Ventiquattro sat in his office working. It was the same place where he sat last summer, not long after receiving the news that he had Stage 4 prostate cancer and wondering if he had been more selfish than anything else during his 23 years as Carthage boys lacrosse coach.
Doug Ames is the athletic director at Newfane. He also had been the Western Region director for the Empire State Games.
Over the weekend he attended two days of meetings in Rochester, and couldn't wait to get home to share the news with family, friends and associates. That's because he's a believer: The Empire State Games are coming back.
The Rochester Rattlers will be holding tryouts for area youth lacrosse players for a chance to make the Rattlers Elite Travel Team on April 21stat Sahlen’s Stadium from 1:00-3:00 pm. There are four age divisions including U-9, U-11, U-13, and U-15. All youth players in those age brackets are invited to attend the tryouts. Players will be selected by area Rattlers Elite coaches along with members of the Rattlers organization. The tryout fee is $80 which will include a tryout jersey with Rattlers logo and a 2012 Rattlers season ticket. If selected for the Rattlers Elite team you must commit to attending the MLL Lax Connection in Boston at the MLL Championship Weekend on August 24th-26th.
A little less than a year removed from the first state championship game appearance in program history, the Ithaca High School boys' lacrosse team got its 2012 campaign off to the perfect start Tuesday, cruising past visiting Horseheads, 19-2, on a chilly evening at Joe Moresco Stadium.
“It was one of the more thrilling first games of the season that I can recall,” said Corning head coach Bob Streeten, who has never lost to Binghamton in 30 seasons as head coach – the first 28 of which were spent guiding Corning East. “A lot of different heroes at a lot of different times and that’s something we can build on.”
After a hard fought battle, the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (7-0) defeated Keuka College (2-3), 11-7, Tuesday afternoon at South Athletic Field. The difference came in the fourth quarter when Oswego State scored four unanswered goals after going into the frame tied 7-7.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team remained unbeaten this season on Tuesday afternoon, as the Saints defeated Potsdam State by the score of 10-6 to improve to 6-0 in 2012. Senior Steve Cargill had an impressive outing, winning 14-of-20 face-offs while junior Dave Hovey had a team-high four points.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team remained unbeaten this season on Tuesday afternoon, as the Saints defeated Potsdam State by the score of 10-6 to improve to 6-0 in 2012. Senior Steve Cargill had an impressive outing, winning 14-of-20 face-offs while junior Dave Hovey had a team-high four points.
In one month, Brice Queener will rejoin his Hamilton Nationals teammates for another season in Major League Lacrosse. Last season, the Nats finished one goal away for earning its second championship in three seasons. Queener discussed his career season, teaching at "the Hill" and his outspoken younger brother Brett in this edition of Nationals Q&A.
MLL's Steve Guglielmo caught up with Hamilton Nationals Head Coach Regy Thorpe to discuss the upcoming season. Thorpe is the only veteran coach heading into this season with a full 2011 MLL season under his belt.
Seven players registered at least three points as the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team posted an 18-4 win over Assumption on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Senior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) had a hand in Le Moyne's first three goals as the Dolphins took a 3-0 lead after two minutes and 32 seconds of play. She fed junior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) at the 28:56 mark for the game's first goal.
Another great and exhausting week… Took a half-day off on Wednesday to go to the boys’ game in Buffalo, oversaw our most successful St. Baldrick’s fundraiser ever on Thursday (almost $70,000! Thanks if you made a donation!), helped coach the Oswego High School Buccaneers to their season-opening win on Friday night, drove down to Elmira for another Brockport game, watched the SU basketball game and went to a late showing of The Hunger Games on Saturday, and then drove to the Waterloo Outlet Mall on Sunday to meet Brian halfway and gave him his dog back. Roadtrip Dad, indeed!
The Oneonta State women's lacrosse team is still rolling and today they defeated nationally ranked Hamilton College on their field, 13-12. The Red Dragons are now 6-0 and beat a Continental squad that had only two losses at home since the start of the 2006 season and who were #17 in this week's IWLCA Div. III poll.
“I am so proud of this team,” said coach Ali Pollock. “They work hard everyday at practice to get better and really hold themselves accountable. We came out hard from the first whistle believing we were going to win and wouldn't accept anything less. They really deserve this win and I hope they enjoy it.”
Hamilton Edged Again - Utica Observer-Dispatch
When Oswego State scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime for an 8-7 win over then-No. 18 Ithaca on Sunday, there was no grand display of celebration by Lakers coach Ryan Martin. It's not because he wasn't happy and it's not because he's an Ithaca alum. It was simply out of respect for the guys he was about to shake hands with.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team went on a 5-0 run over the final 17 minutes of the first half and picked up a 14-9 win over visiting William Smith College.
With the win, Fisher improves to 4-3 overall, while the Herons fall to 1-3. It is the second straight year that the Cardinals have defeated William Smith.
Junior Alyssa Cristaldi (North Syracuse, NY) tallied six goals and 10 points and senior Saryn Campbell (West Bolton, VT) and junior Katie VanDeValk (Baldwinsville, NY) both reached the Century Mark to highlight the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team’s overwhelming 19-8 victory over Oswego State in non-league action at Hantz Turf Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team extended their win streak to three games as the Golden Eagles defeated Cazenovia College 18-7 on Tuesday. Riley Austin (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) led the way with three goals and Matt Andon-McLane (Syracuse, NY/Nottingham) contributed a season-high five points to help Brockport improve to 4-5 on the year.
The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team earned its second straight victory, defeating host Medaille College, 11-8, Tuesday evening in a non-conference matchup. With the win the Saxons’ improve to 3-5 overall, while the Mavericks fall to 0-2 on the season.
For much of his first three seasons at UMBC, Rob Grimm spent his time as an attackman. But 2012 was different as the senior was shifted to midfield. After making his first five starts there, Grimm started at attack in Saturday night’s 13-5 loss to No. 7 Loyola. He scored three goals, including two on extra-man opportunities. But coach Don Zimmerman declined to describe the move as either temporary or permanent.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team will host conference rival Nazareth College at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The contest will open conference play in the Empire 8 for both squads. The Pioneers are tied in second place with Ithaca College in the overall standings at 5-2, behind leader Stevens who presently holds a 7-1 record … UC has already doubled the number of wins they earned last year (2-13), with nine games remaining … The Pioneers have outscored their opponents 74-46 while out shooting them 232-162.
Coming up through Shen lacrosse, goalie Ben Robbins always looked up to Bobby Wardwell. Now, for the first time in five years, someone other than Wardwell will be in the Shenendehowa goal and the job has been given to Robbins.
David Fenandes Named Region III Co-Athlete of the Week
from SUNY Delhi
David Fernandes (Cortland), a freshman attack, had 13 goals and an assist this weekend to lead Delhi to 2 wins, a 20-8 victory over Niagara CCC and a 20-5 win over Dean College. He hot scoring has led SUNY Delhi to a 3-1 record to start the year.
After capturing two first place votes in last week's poll, Johns Hopkins swept the board this week and now sits atop the Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20. Virginia has a solid hold on #2, and Cornell edged Loyola for third. Something had to give to room for Loyola, and UMass took the hit. They now sit at #5.
There are no new members in the Top 20, but there was plenty of movement outside the top five. Duke, Princeton, Villanova, and Bucknell all made solid moves to the upside, while Maryland, Colgate, and Penn St. all fell two positions. Syracuse took the biggest fall, dropping six positions to #14.
In last season’s third consecutive Atlantic 10 championship winning season, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team was led by Jackie Lyons’ 41 goals and 32 assists. However, following that 73-point output, she graduated, leaving a substantial hole the team needed to fill.
That season, then-freshman Katie Ferris (Carthage) claimed the single-season goal scoring record as her own, and this year, she’s now proving she can step in and fill that role. UMass coach Angela McMahon describes Ferris’ role as the “field general.”
Mercyhurst, Le Moyne 1-2 in Division 2. It was two years ago that C.W. Post won its second straight national championship, but after losing it's second-consecutive game and seeing their record dip to 3-3, the Pioneers are the cusp of falling out of the poll. Their situation isn't helped by the impending trip to No. 1 Mercyhurst this Saturday.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has struggled to score goals in settled offense this season, which is why winning faceoffs and manufacturing goals in unsettled situations and on man-ups is so critical.
“My freshman, sophomore, junior years I stayed away from Syracuse,” Jeff Desko said. “I didn’t want to go to Syracuse. I did in the back of my mind, but I was trying to tell myself to make my own path. But it’s a great opportunity and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
The Liberty League has announced its weekly awards in women's and men's lacrosse and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Allie Arnal and Aaron Shavel have been recognized. Arnal was named the women's Defensive Performer of the Week for the third straight week, while Shavel was tabbed as the men's Rookie of the Week.
Jeff White (Canisius HS), honored by the conference for the second straight week and for the fifth time in his career, posted a 1.33 goals against average and made 11 saves in #2 Le Moyne's 2-0 week. He made five saves in 30 minutes of action in a 12-0 victory over Southern New Hampshire on Friday afternoon. On Sunday, he recorded six saves, all in the first half, in a 5-2 win over Rollins. In seven games this season, White has 37 saves and a 4.27 goals against average, the second-best in the country by just 0.04 goals.
For the second consecutive week junior Becca Block is the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for her performance in Syracuse’s win at Connecticut. In addition, sophomore Katie Webster (CBA-Syracuse) was named to the league’s weekly honor roll.
For the second time this season, Cornell men's lacrosse players swept the Ivy League weekly awards. Junior attackman Steve Mock was named Ivy Player of the Week, while freshman attackman Matt Donovan was named Ancient Eight co-Rookie of the Week.
MLL's Steve Guglielmo caught up with Denver Outlaws Head Coach Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse) to discuss his transition from the collegiate coaching level to the professional coaching level and what the Outlaws need to do this year to win their first Steinfeld Trophy.
Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) recorded three points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 5-2 win over Rollins on Sunday morning at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
The Syracuse players stood dejected on the field, eventually wandering aimlessly into a jumbled mess at midfield as Villanova’s celebration continued. The shocked group finally managed to organize around SU head coach John Desko on the sideline, waiting for the celebration to end.
The SUNY Potsdam Women’s lacrosse team (3-3) used a big first half to power past Morrisville (1-4) in a non-conference road matchup on Sunday afternoon. Senior captain Carly Richards led the Bears with a game-high three goals and four assists and got three goals and one assist from senior attack Sierra Langkammerer.
After dropping their first two games of the season, the Saint Rose men's lacrosse team has won three straight games. That's an impressive feat especially for a team in its first year as a varsity program. The Golden Knights faced a tough test Sunday afternoon against the #4 team in the country, the Warriors of Merrimack. YNN's Chris Watson has the highlights. (Video 1:05)
The concept of limiting exposure to reduce the likelihood of injury is not new. Little League baseball has instituted an age-specific “pitch count” in an attempt to reduce pitching-related arm injuries among its young players. Exposure in baseball is measured in number of pitches; a maximum number of pitches is established and thereafter rest periods are mandated. In a similar fashion, governing bodies and other regulatory agencies for contact sports can impose or recommend similar guidelines for the use of head impact exposure data. The addition of a measure of impact severity to impact count may further increase the utility and potential contributions of such an approach.
Anyone who has watched this Syracuse University lacrosse team this season could see it coming. The failure at the faceoff X and the failure to connect on man-up opportunities were glaring warning signs. Unranked Villanova, coming off losses to Princeton and Maryland by a combined score of 25-13, exploited those issues Sunday to erase a 7-5 halftime deficit and defeat the No. 9 Orange 11-10 before a Carrier Dome crowd of 3,811. It was the first Big East loss for SU (4-3, 2-1) since the conference began play in 2010.
No. 9 Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 BIG EAST) had its 14-game conference winning streak snapped as No. 14 Villanova (5-3, 1-0 BIG EAST) defeated the Orange, 11-10, in front of 3,811 fans Sunday, March 25 at the Carrier Dome.
“I thought they (Villanova) did very well today,” Orange head coach John Desko said. “Their goalie (Dan Gutierrez) made some big saves. We got the lead and they came back and were able to get ahead and showed some of their senior leadership out there. My hat is off to them. They’re a good team.”
The loss was the first for the Orange since the formation of the BIG EAST men’s lacrosse league in 2010. It was also Syracuse’s first home defeat in almost a year, ending the team’s seven-game home winning streak. Prior to Sunday, the Orange’s last home loss was an 11-6 decision to Cornell on April 12, 2011.
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team erased a four-goal deficit heading into the fourth quarter against 18th-ranked Ithaca before prevailing 8-7 in triple overtime. Sophomore attack Chris Porten (Auburn) picked up a ground ball in the Oswego State offensive zone after an Ithaca turnover, and buried his shot in the back of the cage for his 13th goal of the season. The Lakers remain unbeaten at 6-0 on the season, while the Bombers fell to 5-2.
The Oswego State women's lacrosse team (1-0) opened the second half with six consecutive goals to break open a game en route to a 16-11 season-opening victory over Morrisville (1-3) Saturday afternoon. Rachael Raffa (Sr., Kings Park, N.Y.) paced the Lakers with seven goals, while Erin Cummings (Sr., Valley Cottage, N.Y) recorded three goals and three assists.
Colchester, Vt. – Senior All-American midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) recorded six points to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 13-1 win at Saint Michael's on Saturday afternoon at Duffy Field.
Matt Lerman, the sometimes starting goalie on the Syracuse University lacrosse team, believes it is a good thing his team has defied definition thus far as it approaches the halfway point of the regular season. “We’ll work our way toward that toward the end of the year and have a championship under our belt,” Lerman said Friday afternoon.
Junior Emily Zartman (Canandaigua) scored a seaon-high four goals and tied her season-high with five points as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team defeated Nazareth College on Saturday, 16-12. Brockport is now 4-1 on the year.
Senior Saryn Campbell (West Bolton, VT) and junior Katie VanDeValk (Baldwinsville) both recorded five points as the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team earned a 10-8 overtime victory at Utica College on Saturday afternoon.
Freshman Ari Waffle (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored a school-record eight goals [including the winning goal with 2:38 to play in overtime], midfielder Cameron Mann became the first JU player to break the 100-point mark and the two combined on the tying and winning goals as Jacksonville beat VMI 13-12 in overtime Saturday.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (3-1) used a big second half to pull away from Maritime College, 18-7, in a game played at RPI on Saturday afternoon. Senior attackman Pete Pike led the Bears with three goals and two assists, while junior attackman Kyle Nicholas (1g, 3a) and sophomore midfielder Jared Flath (2g, 2a) contributed four points each.
RPI (5-0) jumped out to a big lead and cruised to a 12-4 non-conference victory over the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (2-3) on Saturday afternoon. Shannon Maguire had three goals for the Engineers and freshman midfielder Margaret Wall led the Bears with two goals.
The Broome Community College men's lacrosse team nipped visiting Dean College 11-10 on Saturday. Off to an early 4-0 lead, the Hornets ended the first half ahead 6-3. After Dean pulled within a goal, Broome CC's Brian Conzola scored with 12:55 left but Dean parried, putting the score at 10-9.
Jess Antelmi tallied three points, two goals and an assist, in UAlbany's loss against Maryland-Baltimore County, 8-5, on Saturday, March 24. UAlbany falls to 6-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference while UMBC improves to 4-5 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Penn came out flying around the field, looking for the upset. Cornell's slow and steady pace kept them in it, and the Big Red's finishing kick was a thing to see. In the end, the Big Red remained unbeaten in Ivy League play with a 16-11 victory over the Quakers on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. Cornell improved to 6-1 (2-0 Ivy), while the Quakers slipped to 1-5 (0-2 Ivy). Penn launched itself to a 7-2 lead early in the second quarter, but Cornell methodically chipepd away before outscoring the Quakers 8-0 in the final period to earn the comeback win.
The final quarter was breathtaking for Cornell fans. After entering the fourth trailing 11-8, the Big Red evened the game four minutes in and took the lead for good when Mock scored a great goal on a cut feed from Connor English with 8:10 to play. Cornell scored a man-up goal less than a minute later to give it some cushion, and used suffocating defense and a late surge at the face-off X to knock off the pesky Quakers.
An early lead fell apart and a comeback fell short for Cornell women's lacrosse on Saturday as visiting Penn came to Schoellkopf Field and left with a tight 11-10 victory. Cornell (6-2, 2-1 Ivy League) had a 3-0 lead early in the game and controlled possession, but the Quakers (5-2, 3-0) stormed back to take an 8-7 advantage at halftime and keep the Big Red to just three goals in the second half. No. 18 Cornell managed to keep No. 8 Penn to a mere three goals in the final 30 minutes as well, and the Big Red rallied for two goals in the final 6:03, but two yellow cards in the game's final 93 seconds stopped any chance for a game-tying goal. Penn played keep-away as the clock expired.
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Sophomore Alyssa Murray recorded seven goals to lead the No. 2 Syracuse (5-2, 1-0) to a 20-8 victory against Connecticut (6-2, 0-1) in the BIG EAST opener for both teams on Saturday, March 24 in Storrs, Conn. Murray led a balanced offense for the Orange as seven different players recorded goals.
“The ball was moving around quickly around the offense, which gave me scoring opportunities,” Murray said. “It was a BIG EAST game so it means a lot to us. We want to win the BIG EAST regular season and the BIG EAST Championship and just keep rolling.”
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team erupted for a season-high in goals as the Golden Eagles defeated Medaille College 20-5. Junior Jesse Elliott (Shenendehowa) outscored the Mavericks himself with six goals and added two assists. The 20 goals double the previous season-high for Brockport and are the most for a Brockport team since 2002 when the Golden Eagles scored a school-record 21 goals against SUNY IT.
Four Saints scored three goals or more as Siena's offense continued to be red hot in a 16-13 victory over Providence Saturday afternoon at Siena Turf Field. Colin Clive and Chris Roth scored four goals apiece, while Clive and Bryan Neufeld posted six points each as the Saints won their fourth in a row.
Seniors Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) and Erin Kollar (East Islip) and junior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) combined to score 21 points as the nationally third-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Ithaca, 17-6, Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Junior attackman Garrett Thul netted three goals and senior midfielder Devin Lynch totaled four points (3G, 1A) as the Army lacrosse team used a four-goal second quarter to lift it to a 10-3 win at Lafayette on Saturday afternoon at Fisher Stadium. The win was the Black Knights' first Patriot League victory and first triumph on the road.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team scored six of the game's final seven goals, including two in the final 1:04 of regulation and the game-winner 51 seconds into overtime, to help lift the Pioneers past King's College, 9-8, Saturday afternoon at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. Junior Justin Edelstein netted two of the game's final three goals, including the game-winner, while senior defender Mick Krajacic won five face-offs and caused four turnovers in the final 15:51 of play to help spark the Pioneer rally.
The No. 4 RIT (5-0, 1-0 Liberty League) men's lacrosse team survived a scare from Clarkson University, holding on to beat the Golden Knights 7-5 in Liberty League action from RIT Field on Saturday. Sophomore goalie #Anthony DeLeo# and the RIT defense were stellar, holding Clarkson to just five goals, while DeLeo made 16 saves.
Despite coming back from a five-goal deficit twice in the game, tying the score twice in the final quarter, and holding a 42-27 shooting advantage, the No. 12/13 Colgate men's lacrosse team could not push past Navy, which was able to secure the 12-11 win in the final four seconds of the penalty-free game.
St. Lawrence University junior Dave Hovey's six points lifted the Saints' men's lacrosse team to a solid 11-6 victory over Skidmore College in the 2012 Liberty League opener on Saturday at Hall-Leet Stadium in Canton, NY.
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team defeated the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons by a 16-7 score on Saturday afternoon. Fisher (3-2) was backed by seniors Connor Henderson and Mitch Ritchie, who both scored nine points on the day, as they were each just one shy from the school record for points in a game.
The #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team won, 7-6, at #3 Dowling Saturday afternoon. Kyle Kallay scored with 3:30 left to pick up the key East Coast Conference (ECC) victory in front of 1,438 fans . . . Dowling outshot Hurst, 39-26, and won 14-18 face-offs on the day. Grace made 14 saves in net to get the victory. Scheetz totaled two goals and two assists, while Kallay had two goals.
The Hobart lacrosse team's attack was unfazed against the ECAC Lacrosse League's top goalie this afternoon, but the Statesmen couldn't slow down No. 16 Fairfield's attack. The nation's No. 18 offense bested Hobart by five, opening conference play with a 17-12 victory.
Fifth-ranked Amherst used a six-goal outburst in the fourth quarter Saturday to break open a close men's lacrosse game as the Lord Jeffs held off visiting Nazareth for a 13-8 victory. Amherst remained unbeaten at 7-0, while the Golden Flyers slipped to 3-4 overall.
Despite clawing back from a five point deficit early on in the first half, the Binghamton men’s lacrosse team’s furious comeback attempt fell just short as host Quinnipiac (1-6) defeated the Bearcats (2-5) 12-11 Saturday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Connecticut.
Sean Horan, a student at Onondaga Community College and a J-D graduate, has been working on a documentary about the team for the last year. Currently the ninth-ranked team in the nation and the sixth-ranked team in the Northeast in the most recent regional rankings, the Red Rams feature several high-profile recruits, including Inside Lacrosse's No. 4 Young Gun Junior, attackman Jordan Evans (Syracuse), and the No. 25 Young Gun Junior recruit, defender Scott Firman.
Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) scored three goals and dished out three assists to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 12-0 victory over Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action on Friday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Cortland scored nine straight goals after trailing 1-0 following the first quarter and the nationally third-ranked Red Dragons defeated 18th-ranked Ithaca, 9-3, under the lights at Ithaca's Higgins Stadium. Both teams entered the game unbeaten. Cortland is now 6-0 on the season, with the last five wins coming versus ranked opponents. Ithaca is 5-1. Seven Red Dragons scored at least one goal in a balanced attack. Freshman Matt Rakoczy (Clifton Park/Albany Academy) and junior Taylor Mendoza (Greensboro, NC/Western Guilford) each found the net twice and senior Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) recorded a goal and an assist.
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2012 Scholastic Season Is Underway: Indian River Girls, Iroquois Central and Oswego Results
The Watertown Daily Times reports on the Indian River girls trip to Union College where they picked up a victory over Scotia-Glenville.
On the boys side, Oswego hosted Iroquois Central Friday night, winning 10-3. Click here for the box score.
Midshipmen junior attackman Tucker Hull and Raiders junior midfielder Peter Baum have skyrocketed to the top of the chart in terms of points per game this season. Baum leads all Division I players in points per game (5.8) and goals per game (4.1). Hull ranks second to Baum in points per game (5.7).
No. 9 Syracuse (4-2, 2-0 BIG EAST) will play its third game in the last nine days Sunday, March 25 when it welcomes No. 14 Villanova (4-3, 0-0 BIG EAST) to the Carrier Dome at 2 p.m. The Wildcats are the first ranked foe the Orange will face at home this season. Syracuse’s previous two encounters with ranked opponents this year came on the road (at No. 1 Virginia and No. 2 Johns Hopkins).
Syracuse University lacrosse goalie Matt Lerman grew up just down the road from Villanova, SU’s Big East opponent at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Carrier Dome (Time Warner). Yet, Lerman said he never really followed the Wildcats in any sport.
After a week down south in Florida, the No. 18 Big Red women's lacrosse team returns home for a pivotal Ivy League contest against No. 8 Penn on Saturday. Cornell and the Quakers will play at 1 p.m. in the weekend's only league game between ranked teams.
Oswego’s sixth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser was held Thursday in the food court of SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center . . . “This year, we have 150 people registered to get their heads shaved,” said coordinator Dan Witmer. “This is twice the number that we had last year.”
The women’s lacrosse coach Kathleen Lloyd decided to make necessary precautions after nine of her players received concussions last season. Lloyd knew that she had to make a change so this never happens again. So…she ordered the team custom rugby helmets. We were lucky enough to ask Coach Lloyd about this initiative. Read the interview . . .
Sophomore Marissa Page tallied a game-best five goals and seven other players found the back of the net as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team defeated Castleton State College, 16-6 in non-conference action at Renwyck Field. It was the season home opener for the Engineers, who are now 4-0 on the season. The Spartans slip to 2-3 in the loss.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team looks to continue its recent success as it hosts Clarkson University, Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. UC is coming off a 16-0 win at SUNY IT… Eight different players netted at least one goal to pace the Pioneers.
Toronto Rock goaltender Pat Campbell is showing the world he's more than just a talented athlete. Recently, his creation Shooter Lacrosse App hit the iTunes marketplace and is available for download with the ability to play the game on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse program finished the 2011 season on a six-game losing streak and entered the 2012 season with only five returning seniors. And yet, despite boasting a young roster including 15 freshmen, the Lakers have already matched last season’s win total of five in this season’s first five games.
“I’m trying to follow the same footsteps of some of the other guys who wore the number,” Marasco said. “And I’ve always strived to work harder than anyone else to be at their level of talent, and that’s what I’m going to keep doing every day on the practice field. There is definitely pressure with it.”
Nearly 40 percent of Calverton’s male upper school enrollment shifted into position for a picture near the visitor’s bench at Landon’s Triplett Field on Thursday evening. The boys — all lacrosse players itching to continue an unlikely celebration— smiled, squirmed and laughed as several cameras clicked.
Villanova senior midfielder Matt Bell (St. Mary's) has been out with an unspecified injury but is likely to return Sunday against Syracuse. Bell (5 goals, 5 assists) dressed Saturday for Villanova's loss to Maryland but did not play. He also missed a 14-8 loss to Princeton on March 13.
The No. 12/13 Colgate men's lacrosse team will resume Patriot League play this weekend when it hosts Navy in its second league matchup of the season on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. in Hamilton, N.Y. The Raiders are coming off an important 12-6 win over undefeated No. 13 Fairfield on Saturday to help prepare them for their five straight league matchups leading up to the Patriot League Tournament at the end of April. Junior Peter Baum led the Raiders with six points from four goals and two assists while senior Jeff Ledwick and freshman Ryan Walsh had three points apiece from two goals and one assist each. Sophomore Brendon McCann also added two goals while juniors Matt Baker and James Queeney recorded one tally each.
Jon Leanos '12 scored three goals and Max Vaickus '12 made a season-high 15 saves to lead Hamilton College to a 10-9 win against Drew University in a non-conference game at Drew's Ranger Stadium on March 21. Hamilton (1-3 overall) picked up its first win of 2012, and handed Drew (5-1) its first loss in the process. The Continentals return home to face nationally ranked No. 15 Bowdoin College in NESCAC play on Saturday, March 24.
US Lacrosse has released the list of 12 finalists on the 2012 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame men’s ballots, and on them are former Syracuse University lacrosse stars Roy Colsey and Tim Nelson, former Fayetteville-Manlius coach Tom Hall and official Jake Curran.
"The safety and protection of our consumers is Easton Sports’ number one concern. We recently received six reports that the chin bar in the Raptor lacrosse helmet cracked or broke upon ball impact, including one laceration injury. After investigating the issue with our source base, Easton learned that the original material specifications for the chin bar were not correctly followed. We exercised an abundance of caution and elected to conduct a voluntary recall of the Raptor lacrosse helmet in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
To watch the No. 9 Syracuse Orange lumber through its 11-7 loss at second-ranked Johns Hopkins on Saturday was to watch a proud program hitting the reset button with predictably shaky results this early in the season.
A couple of things became clear after Le Moyne's 11-10 women's lacrosse victory over Adelphi on Wednesday night on Long Island. First, the Dolphins deserve the No. 1 ranking this week. Hand Adelphi its first loss in 30 games and you earn that spot. And, second, Adelphi's still pretty darn good. "We found that out the hard way," said Le Moyne coach Beth Hewitt.
The No. 11 Amherst women's lacrosse team scored seven straight goals going into halftime to take a 9-3 lead, and kept control from there to defeat William Smith 12-7 in a non-conference game played this afternoon. The Herons are now 1-2 overall.
The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team struggled offensively Wednesday afternoon, suffering a 13-4 setback to non-conference opponent SUNY Potsdam, in Morrisville. Morrisville State drops to 2-2 overall, while Potsdam improves to 2-1.
Freshman attacker Kaitlyn Button scored a game-high four goals and helped on another as the Alfred University women’s lacrosse team breezed past visiting Wells College, 16-5, Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference matchup.
Rochester Knighthawks Stephen Keogh, Joel White and Cody Jamieson will hit the airwaves Friday, March 23rd to preview the Saturday contest against the rival Toronto Rock. The Knighthawks host the Rock at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced four player moves prior to the National Lacrosse League’s player signing deadline. The Knighthawks activated defenseman Travis Hill and forward Tim O’Brien, while placing forward Joe Walters and defenseman Dylan Evans on the practice squad.
The Rochester Rattlers will be offering a free clinic to area youth lacrosse players on April 21stat Sahlen’s Stadium in conjunction with the Rattlers training camp. All youth players from ages 6-18 are invited to attend the clinic that will be instructed by the Rattlers players and coaching staff. The clinic will be held from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Rattlers home field located at Sahlen’s Stadium at 460 Oak St Rochester, NY 14608. Immediately following the youth clinic the Rattlers will be strapping on the pads and holding a training session in which fans are welcome to stay for to watch the team prepare for the 2012 season.
Senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee) made 13 saves to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 11-10 win over second-ranked Adelphi on Wednesday night at Motamed Field.
With the victory, Le Moyne snaps Adelphi's 30-game win streak, which dated back to a 21-16 loss to C.W. Post on May 1, 2010. The loss also marks the first in Northeast-10 Conference play by the Panthers since joining the conference for the 2010 season, a streak of 25 games. Additionally, the Dolphins held the Panthers to their lowest goal total since they scored four against C.W. Post in the NCAA Semifinals on May 15, 2008, a stretch of 67 games.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team used a 6-0 second-half run to overpower Colgate 16-11, on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Senior Lis Zuern (Cicero-North Syracuse) led the Bearcats (3-4) with five goals, helping BU earn their first home victory of the season. Colgate fell to 1-8 on the season as Binghamton moved to 2-3 all-time versus the Raiders.
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse (5-0) defeated Utica College (4-2), 13-7, Wednesday afternoon to remain unbeaten on the season. Both teams traded leads throughout the first quarter before the Lakers took control halfway through the second quarter. The 5-0 start marks the best start by Oswego State since at least 1996.
Senior Karen Bianchi (West Genesee) scored six goals as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team used a dominant first half to defeat RIT on Wednesday afternoon 23-16. The win improves the Golden Eagles to 3-1 on the season.
"Today was a great team effort from the play of our goalie all the way to the attack," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "I thought we came out a little flat early but then found our stride and didn't look back. It was a great way to end a tough stretch of games in our schedule. We'll take a couple of days to rest and then get back to work as we prepare to start conference play."
Eight diferent Pioneers found the back of the net en route to a 16-0 rout against cross-town rival SUNYIT Wednesday in Marcy, NY. Senior Katlyn Banker along with freshmen Patricia Kane and Samantha Gebler combined for 10 of UC's 16 scroes in its second consecutive shut out.
Nazareth junior Megan Cregan (Brighton) secured the first goal of the game 1:09 into play. Within the next three minutes, junior Erinn Wood (Vestal) and sophomore Amy McIntosh (Horseheads) scored consecutive unassisted goals against the Yellowjackets.
Host Nazareth surged to an 8-1 advantage late in the second quarter, then held off a furious second-half rally by Clarkson Wednesday to hand the Golden Knights their first men's lacrosse defeat of the season, 10-9, at Golden Flyer Stadium.
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team opened up the game with a 6-1 run, and closed out the closet with a 6-2 spurt, as the Cardinals defeated visiting Lycoming College 14-9 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team earned a split during its southern trip in Hilton Head, South Carolina, defeating Ramapo 14-7 on Monday before falling to Eastern Connecticut State 14-12 on Wednesday.
After letting two three-goal leads of their own get away Wednesday the Herkimer County Community College Generals came back from three goals down and defeated Jefferson Community College 15-14 on Michelle Varney’s last-minute goal.
The first 2012 games are scheduled for Saturday, March 24th, and many SportsFive.Net readers are long time fans of the fastest game around. However, if you're just starting out on this spring sport adventure there are a few things you need to remember for game day.
The Hamburg High School boys varsity lacrosse team will host 13-time Michigan state champion Brother Rice on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. on Howe Field in a Coaches vs. Cancer sponsored event which will also raise money to supplement a brand new scholarship established in the name of Western New York lacrosse guru and former Hamburg coach Ed Van Tine, who passed away last month. Wrist bands will be sold and other donation opportunities will be available all evening at the game.
The No. 9 Syracuse University lacrosse team got goals from nine different players and defeated Providence 10-6 tonight before a crowd of 2,013 in the Carrier Dome. Tommy Palasek, SU's only multiple goal scorer, got SU's first goal, and the Orange never trailed.
MSG Varsity first reported that New York State Public High School Athletic Association has asked its 11 member sections to consider all sorts of cost-cutting measure. At the top of the list was the possibility of curtailing, or even putting a two-year moratorium on, state championships.
No. 11 Union men's lacrosse earned a 12-7 win over Kean in the first game of its California trip on Tuesday night. Senior attack Ted McKenna had three goals and an assists, and senior midfielder Ethan Meyer had a goal and three assists to lead the Dutchmen, who improved to 3-1 on the season.
Sophomore attack Rob Santangelo added a goal and three assists to go along with three ground balls, and senior goalie Sean Aaron made 13 saves in the win.
Lindsey McKenna scored three goals to lead nationally ranked No. 6 Colby College to an 11-9 NESCAC win against No. 13 Hamilton College in Clermont, Fla., on March 20.
Madison Beres '15 paced Hamilton (2-3 overall, 1-2 NESCAC) with three goals and one assist. Kathryn Maiorano '14 tallied three goals and Ellen Esterhay '14 contributed one goal and one assist. Katie D'Antonio '14 and Rachel Friedman '13 scored one goal apiece. Dewi Caswell '14 made four saves.
The Fulton Lady Raider Lacrosse Booster Club will be hosting a chicken barbecue and summer youth sign up March 24 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the Fulton Polish Home. All proceeds from the event will be used to support K-12 girls Lacrosse programs in the Fulton community.
Compared to last year's star-studded crop of freshman contributors, this year's class isn't as stocked with top-end productivity, but runs about 40-deep in guys that have made significant contributions to their teams.
Traveling with a good buddy or two can be amazing. Traveling by one’s self can be daunting, or a blast, depending on your mindset. Jake and I had been traveling together for a few months straight, and I decided it was time to strike out on my own and see what El Salvador had to offer. We had reached a point where each of us wanted to do something different, and seeing some sights by myself seemed like a great idea.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson knows how to put up big numbers on the lacrosse field, but Friday afternoon he will put up some bigger numbers. At 3:30 p.m., Jamieson will join Greece Hurricanes Lacrosse as they donate money to Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center as part of their “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying campaign.
The National Lacrosse League today announced that three Buffalo Bandits, forward John Tavares, defenseman Scott Self and transition player Mark Steenhuis, have been named NLL Player of the Week at their respective positions for Week 11 of the 2012 NLL season.
Eleven different players scored goals as the nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team broke open a close game after one quarter and went on to defeat 17th-ranked Middlebury, 15-5, Tuesday night in non-conference action at the University at Albany.
Sometimes a hot goalie and a big-time scorer is enough to win in lacrosse. On an unseasonably warm afternoon in the Capital Region, Siena's top two players could not have been any hotter. Tom Morr stood tall between the pipes and Bryan Neufeld was the centerpiece of an offense which scored the final five goals of the game as the Saints rallied for a 12-11 win over Stony Brook in the home opener. (with highlights)
The Hobart College lacrosse team scored three extra-man goals and one man-down goal, while killing off seven extra-man opportunities for Canisius College on the way to an 11-6 victory at the Demske Sports Complex. Senior Sam Miller and sophomore Alex Love each produced hat tricks for the Statesmen.
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For years the motto of the Syracuse University lacrosse team has been “head, heart, hustle.” It came as a surprise, then, when junior captain Brian Megill questioned one of those ingredients following Saturday’s 11-7 loss at Johns Hopkins.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team’s offensive production is down through five games this season, an understandable development considering it replaced its entire first midfield and leading goal-scorer Stephen Keogh in the off-season.
First-year player Matt Tarrant (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) recorded his second straight hat trick of the season as the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team notched a 12-6 non-conference victory over SUNY Oneonta Monday afternoon.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team looks to continue where it left off before break as it travels across town to first-year program SUNYIT Wednesday at 4 p.m. UC traveled to Troy, NY two weekends ago and squared off against Sage College. 12 different Pioneers tallied at least one point, and three players had career-best afternoons as the Pioneers came away with a convincing 17-0 victory.
Stein, a senior midfielder, is currently leading Morrisville State in scoring with nine goals and three assists. He also ranks second in the NEAC in goals scored and leads the conference in points recorded.
Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has acquired the rights to Cazenovia, NY, native Jamison Koesterer (pronounced Kess-ter-er) from the Washington Stealth for a conditional third-round selection in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Washington’s compensation will be determined by number of games Koesterer plays over the 2012 and 2013 NLL seasons.
Tim O’Brien gets a conspicuous smile when he hears his famous nickname, which ranks right up there with the best names in the National Lacrosse League. Like league personalities “Dangerous Dan,” “The Clutch,” “Junior” and “JT,” O’Brien’s moniker tells a story.
Frustrated having gone scoreless for nearly two full games, junior Steve Mock delivered in the biggest moment. Again. Mock scored the game-tying goal with 6.2 seconds left in [regulation] on a great feed from Chris Langton, then found Langton for the game winner just over a minute into the extra session to give No. 4 Cornell a 9-8 win over No. 8 Denver on Tuesday afternoon at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium. After being controlled at the face-off "x" most of the day, Cornell was able to win the re-start at the beginning of overtime with excellent wing play, then after a timeout, moved the ball side to side until Mock found a swinging Langton at the right wing.
The Big Red women's lacrosse team tied an 18-year-old program record for goals in a game when it defeated the Jacksonville Dolphins on their home turf Tuesday by a 22-13 margin.
Jessi Steinberg and Olivia Knotts each had hat tricks in the first half, and the Big Red offense got out to an early 6-0 lead in the game's first eight minutes before the Dolphins were able to score. Knotts finished the contest with four goals and two assists while Steinberg had three goals and a career-high five assists. Katie Kirk contributed two goals and two assists.
Syracuse climbed one spot to No. 2 in this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll released on Tuesday, March 20. It marks the Orange’s highest regular-season ranking in program history. Syracuse is also ranked second in the deBeer’s media poll.
Senior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) scored six goals and became the second player in school history to reach the career 200-goal mark as nationally third-ranked Cortland defeated St. Lawrence, 18-6. Abbott has now scored 201 goals in her four-year Red Dragon career. Jeanna Angotti holds the school record with 211 goals from 1999-2002.
All right, I’ll admit it. I’m tired. Maybe driving about 18 hours over a 33-hour period wasn’t the smartest thing to, but passion and loyalty got the best of me and, well, if the Oswego State hockey team drew the 4 PM semifinal time slot and not the 7:30 slot on Friday, and if the Brockport/Kean game was a 1 or 2 PM start instead of noon… I mean, c’mon; everything just fell into place.
Quickly, after attending the Brockport at St. John Fisher game on Wednesday, I loaded up the car on Friday and, after I got out of school, drove to Lake Placid to see the Oswego State/Amherst NCAA semi-final men’s hockey game, which the Lakers won 2-1 in overtime. I then jumped in my car and drove . . .
Art Kell and Kyle Smith each scored three goals and recorded two assists to lead #5 Massachusetts to a 17-7 win over UAlbany in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Garber Field on Tuesday afternoon. UAlbany falls to 0-4 on the season, while UMass improves to 5-0.
Le Moyne College junior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse goalkeeper of the week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Cortland sophomore attack Cody Consul (Webster/Webster Schroeder) has been chosen as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending March 18.
It didn’t seem like their paths would ever cross. Separated by state lines and 30 years, it looked like they were destined to be two college lacrosse players who never found each other. It would not have been a terrible thing, but something would have always been missing. Luckily, kindred spirits always find a way to each other.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team looks to continue it's hot start as they hit the road and take on SUNY Oswego Wednesday at 4.p.m. Last week the Pioneers went 2-1 as they lost to Eastern University 12-6, before beating Neumann University 19-11, and Vassar College, 13-12, on late goal.
After three consecutive road games, No. 9 Syracuse (3-2, 1-0 BIG EAST) returns to the Carrier Dome for a 7 p.m. BIG EAST contest against Providence (1-3, 0-1 BIG EAST) on Wednesday, March 21. The matchup is the first of back-to-back home conference games for the Orange, which also hosts No. 14 Villanova on Sunday, March 25.
Jason Coppersmith, Senior Defenseman from Boca Raton, Fla.: Entry 9
Coming off a great Patriot League win against Holy Cross, our sights were immediately set on Binghamton to continue a strong spring break. They’re a team we hadn’t beaten in two years, and always proved to be a tough adversary. We practiced on Sunday a bit to go through our fundamentals along with an intro to Binghamton’s offense. Following the practice we went back to the locker room to go over the scouting reports.
The Cornwall-Lebanon school board on Monday night approved plans for a lacrosse wall at Cedar Crest High School. The board heard a presentation by Scott Weaver, who answered questions regarding the lacrosse wall that had been previously posed to him and gave a brief synopsis of the project. The total cost of the project, Weaver estimated based on bids, is about $56,000. He said donations in excess of $30,000 have already been committed from private donors.
Following its home victory over then-#2 Adelphi on Saturday, the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team moved up to second place in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning. Mercyhurst remained the unanimous choice for the top spot with all 11 first-place votes after improving to 4-0 on the season with a 19-5 win over then-#8 Seton Hill on Sunday.
Johns Hopkins didn't move up at all this week in our poll, but they did grab two first-place votes which sets things up quite nicely for their meeting with Virginia Saturday. Things were also looking up for Duke, moving up to #10 from #13, and Colgate, also climbing three spots to #14. On the downside, Syracuse sits at #8, falling two places after their loss at Homewood. Villanova suffered the biggest drop, moving down five to #15.
For the second time in three weeks, Hobart College senior midfielder Bobby Dattilo was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Specialist of the Week. He shared this week's award with Loyola long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff. The Statesmen (1-4) will be back in action on Tuesday, March 20, when they visit Canisius (1-2). The game will be televised live by Time Warner SportsNet beginning at 7 p.m. (Programming schedules can vary in different Time Warner markets. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings.)
Rahme’s article encapsulated the Orange’s display at Homewood Field in Baltimore. A program that has prided itself on playing fast and forcing opponents to get out of their comfort zone, the team looked average and content to play at the tempo that the Blue Jays set.
Amanda Pollock notches America East Conference Player of the Week accolades after giving a career performance in last week's victories over No. 14/12 Boston College and Longwood. The award was announced Monday afternoon from the league office.
Orange juniors Michelle Tumolo and Becca Block have been recognized by the BIG EAST Conference for their performances in last week’s 18-7 victory against Towson. Tumolo earned the league’s Offensive Player of the Week award while Block was named the Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, March 19.
As odd as it may sound, Jim Berkman lived nearly his entire life waiting for last Sunday. Sitting on a bench in the locker room of a private gym, the Salisbury head coach quickly understood that the burning in his throat and the sweat pouring down his forehead wasn't normal. As much as he wanted to delude himself into thinking it was something superficial – a touch of the flu or maybe a slight case of food poisoning – Berkman knew. He's known it for years.
(with photo) Members of the Morrisville State College lacrosse team get their heads shaved at the St. Baldrick’s fundraising event Sunday, March 18, at St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles. The event raised more than $21,000 for childhood cancer research.
After a busy late summer/early fall shooting schedule, the Crooked Arrows crew is gearing up for their big May 18 premiere in theaters nationwide. That's right folks, this will be lacrosse's first big-screen motion picture. But they're taking some time out to answer your questions in a feature that will run both on InsideLacrosse.com and in Inside Lacrosse Magazine's May issue (mailed out April 18).
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced its Division II Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll for March 19. The rankings appear below. They will be added later today on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced its Division III Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll for March 19. The rankings appear below. They will be added later today on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
The Sunshine State was not kind to Cornell in the team's first game, but the Big Red women's lacrosse team will look to split its spring break trip to Florida with a win against Jacksonville on Tuesday. The Big Red and Dolphins are set for a first draw at 12 p.m.
"Seniors lead the way" is a quote that we hear almost daily regarding the direction of our team. Whether it is in practice, the weight room, or in class, the team goes as the senior class goes.
With the injury that has unfortunately sidelined our captain Rob Pannell, we have had to respect and honor our responsibility to the team more than ever.
Emily Brodsky '14 scored a career-high four goals and added an assist to lead nationally ranked No. 10 Hamilton College to a 14-9 win against St. John Fisher College in a non-conference game at St. John Fisher's Growney Stadium on March 17.
Trevor Roundpoint (Rooseveltown, N.Y.) and Jason Thompson (Massena, N.Y.) each scored twice and Corey Spuck (Rochester, N.Y.) made 20 saves as the SUNY Canton men’s lacrosse team lost to Nichols College 13-5 on Saturday in Dudley, Mass.
Senior attacker Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) recorded six points on five goals and an assist to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-3 win at 12th-ranked Molloy on Sunday at the Dean Skelos Complex. The Dolphins tallied the game's first five goals over the opening 10 minutes and 23 seconds, including four goals in a span of 1:37. Le Moyne (3-0) opens Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at #2 Adelphi, winner of its last 30 games and the last three national championship games.
Senior All-America Laura Zimmerman (Westhill) tied her career high with five goals to lead the second-ranked Tar Heel women's lacrosse team to a 14-3 win at unranked Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon. Carolina outscored ODU 12-2 in the second half to blow open what had been a close game.
Zimmerman also added an assist to finish with six total points in the game, one off her career high of seven (five goals, two assists) in a win at Northwestern in April 2010. Abbey Friend (Canandaigua) added two goals and an assist for UNC.
For Union, McGrail finished with three goals and an assist, while four others added a goal each. Between the pipes, freshman Kim Grinhaus made 10 saves to move to 0-1 on the season.
The Dutchwomen return to the field Wednesday when they open their spring trip in Florida against Williams (9am). Union is back at home on March 30 in its Liberty League opener against Bard at Frank Bailey Field (4pm).
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team battled nationally-ranked Ohio State to the end on Sunday afternoon but the No. 12 Buckeyes held the Griffs without a goal for 32:51 to hold on for a 14-11 victory at the Demske Sports Complex. Canisius is now 2-5 on the season, while Ohio State improves to 6-1. "We played hard for 60 minutes today but fell just a little short in the end," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter.
The Johns Hopkins-Delaware game was starting; I was settling in to watch. The Blue Hens won the opening faceoff, got the ball into their offensive zone … and stalled. It wasn’t some failed attack on the net. It was the game’s first possession, and Delaware effectively refused to play offense until it was warned to get moving. I stopped watching right then.
White trails Blue by two, and hurries the ball upfield, ultimately dishing it to an attackman who goes behind the cage looking to trigger a play. The crowd and both benches are in a frenzy; a goal here brings White within one. Before the offense can attack, however, the trail official blows his whistle, stopping play to the dismay of the White players and fans.
The No. 17 Colgate men's lacrosse team added a fifth win to its streak on Saturday afternoon when it handed No. 13 Fairfield its first loss of the season 12-6 at Andy Kerr Stadium. The win gives the team a 4-3 lead in the all-time series against the Stags and marks Colgate's (7-1, 1-0 PL) best start since 1993, when the team went 8-1 in its opening nine games.
Junior Peter Baum led the Raiders with six points from four goals and two assists while senior co-captain Jeff Ledwick and freshman Ryan Walsh had three points apiece from two goals and one assist each. Sophomore Brendon McCann also added two goals while juniors Matt Baker and James Queeney recorded one tally each.
Senior Roy Lang's goal with just over five minutes to play gave No. 4/3 Cornell an 8-7 win over Yale on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 4-1 (1-0 Ivy), while the Bulldogs slipped to 2-3 (0-1 Ivy) in the Ivy League opener for both teams.
Playing in their all-green uniforms on St. Patrick's Day proved to be a smart decision for the Saints. Chris Roth scored twice in the final 43 seconds including the game-winner with just 1.7 seconds remaining as the Saints received a little "Luck of the Irish" in a thrilling 12-11 win at VMI in the conference opener.
Juniors Aaron Cahill (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland/Onondaga C.C.) and Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) scored two goals apiece to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 9-6 win over second-ranked Adelphi on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Le Moyne (5-0, 1-0 NE-10), which has won 46 straight Northeast-10 Conference games, returns to action on Friday against Southern New Hampshire at 4:00 p.m.
The nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team outscored ninth-ranked Stevenson, 7-2, in the second half to break a halftime tie and earned a 13-9 victory Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Stadium Complex.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team played most of Saturday’s pivotal third quarter at Johns Hopkins without its most experienced offensive player. Senior attackman Tim Desko spent most of the period sitting on the bench flexing his braced right leg or tenderly jogging up and down the sideline as Hopkins dominated the quarter 3-0 en route to an 11-7 victory at Homewood Field.
The Blue Jays controlled much of the second half, limiting Maltz and the SU offense to few opportunities to close the gap. And with the Orange trailing by four goals and less than two minutes remaining, the end result was clear.
Four Hornets scored three or more goals in Saturday's 17-5 victory over visiting Herkimer Community College to give the Broome Community College men's lacrosse team its first win of the season. The Hornets (1-2) held Herkimer (0-2) scoreless in the second and fourth periods.
Mouthpieces with tiny sensors to measure head impact, high-speed video analysis to determine the physics of knee injuries, testing of lacrosse sticks on crash-test dummies — they're all part of this year's research agenda for US Lacrosse's Sports Science and Safety Committee.
The top-ranked high school team in the nation put on a fine display Friday afternoon on its home turf as MIAA powerhouse Calvert Hall upended The Hill Academy of Ontario 12-6. The Cardinals led by as many as nine goals in showing why they enter the season as the No. 1 high school program in the land. It was the seventh game or scrimmage in less than a week for the Hill, which each year travels to Maryland to face many of the top teams in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Junior Gina Campese (East Syracuse/East Syracuse-Minoa) scored the game-winning goal with 6:17 remaining as nationally fourth-ranked Cortland edged third-ranked The College of New Jersey, 9-8, in a battle of 2011 NCAA Div. III tournament semifinalists.
The streak is over. Emphatically. The #6 Syracuse University lacrosse team fell behind less than 30 seconds into the game and spent the rest of the contest trying vainly to crack No. 2 Johns Hopkins' defense.
Trailing St. John Fisher 8-7 late in the third quarter, the No. 5 RIT (4-0) men's lacrosse team outscored the Cardinals 8-2 over the final 19:19 en route to a 15-10 win in non-league action from Growney Stadium on Saturday afternoon. RIT went on a seven goal run late in the third quarter and into the fourth to open up a six-goal lead.
The Marist Men's Lacrosse team started off their 2012 home slate with a 9-7 victory over MAAC conference foe Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon. One year after the two teams faced off in a nail-biting overtime game in Florida where Marist won 9-8, the Red Foxes held off the Dolphins' attempt at revenge before nearly 750 fans at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field.
Led by a five-goal effort to open the game, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team defeated Elmira College, 11-5 in non-conference action on Saturday. The 17th-ranked Engineers move to 5-0 on the season, while the Soaring Eagles slip to 3-1 on the season.
For the second game in a row, Army had a one-goal game on its hands but for the second-straight Saturday the Black Knights came up short. Juniors Garrett Thul and Alex Van Krevel netted two goals apiece, but it was No. 11 Lehigh surviving Army, 7-6, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the Patriot League opener for both teams at Ulrich Sports Complex.
It was a tale of two halves on Boswell Field this afternoon. The Hobart College lacrosse team controlled the first 30 minutes, carrying a 9-6 lead into the locker room, but Robert Morris University turned the tables after the break, escaping with a 14-12 victory.
The undefeated run for No. 16 women's lacrosse came to an end as No. 7 Notre Dame kept its own undefeated streak alive with a 17-13 victory. The contest, played at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla., saw the Big Red outscore the Fighting Irish (6-0) in the second half by a 7-5 margin, but Notre Dame's 12-goal first half was too much for Cornell (5-1) to overcome.
Miles Thompson collected six goals, two of which came during a late fourth quarter comeback attempt by the University at Albany, but the Great Danes were held short by Bryant University, 14-12, on Saturday afternoon.
Binghamton’s (2-4) last stitch effort to tie the game up in the waning moments of an up-and down game came up just short as Manhattan (3-4) escaped with a late defensive stand to secure the 11-10 victory over the visiting Bearcats Saturday afternoon at Gaelic Park.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team’s comeback against La Salle fell short 14-12, Saturday afternoon in a non-conference matchup at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Binghamton (2-4) allowed a back-breaking 8-0 run in the first half that gave La Salle (5-2) a five-goal cushion, which was enough to hold off the BU’s several chances late in the game.
Junior Jesse Elliott (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) and sophomore Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY/Webster Thomas) recorded five points each to help The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team build an early 8-4 lead but Kean University used a 7-2 goals advantage in the second half to recover and score an 11-10 victory Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game at Kean Alumni Stadium in Union, NJ.
In a game of runs, a 6-0 stretch in the third and fourth quarters led Detroit to a 17-12 victory against the Canisius College men's lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon. The Titans improve to 4-4 on the season and 1-0 in the MAAC, while the Griffs drop to 1-2 and 0-1 against league foes.
The Alfred University women’s lacrosse team suffered a 15-14 setback to host Morrisville College, Saturday Afternoon in a non-conference matchup. With the loss the Saxons fall to 1-2 overall, while the Mustangs improve to 1-2.
The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team was defeated host Morrisville College 16-10, Saturday afternoon in a non-conference matchup. The Mustangs tallied eight goals in each half as they handed the Saxons their third consecutive loss (1-4, 0-0 Empire 8), while improving to 2-1 on the season.
Dave Pietramala likens Syracuse-Johns Hopkins lacrosse to Duke-North Carolina basketball or Oklahoma-Nebraska football. “When those teams play you take all the nonsense and throw it out the window,” Pietramala, the veteran JHU coach, said. “This is a game that has a life of its own. There are going to be moments where it’s absolutely crazy. You have to be prepared for all that stuff, and you have to have answers. So you can take a lot of stuff that has gone on so far and throw it right out the window.”
For John Desko, the key to every game is simple. The Syracuse head coach knows the first play of every contest — the faceoff — directly affects his team’s performance on both ends of the field. And it can often be the difference between winning and losing.
Last weekend the Red found itself in the national spotlight, competing against the No. 1-ranked Virginia Cavaliers at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in Baltimore, Md. Just one week later, No. 4 Cornell (3-1) looks to get back on track after returning to the Hill with its first defeat of the season — kicking off a three-game spring break campaign.
The Big Red opens its quest for a 10th consecutive Ivy League title today, hosting Yale at 1 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field in a rivalry that can be described only as one-sided. Cornell is riding a 13-game winning streak against the Bulldogs, which includes last season's sweep, and holds a 47-22-1 advantage in the all-time series.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team improved to 2-1 on the season thanks to a 15-14 victory on Friday over Brockport State in West Palm Beach, FL. Junior Brigid Hurley led the Saints with a career-high eight goals, while senior co-captain Paige Powell made a career-high 14 saves to help her team hold off the Golden Eagles.
Freshman Katie Sullivan (Baldwinsville) scored three goals with all three coming in the first half for The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team but a late first half run allowed St. Lawrence University to build a six-goal lead and the Saints held on late for a 15-14 victory Friday in the final game of the Spring Training trip for the Golden Eagles in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In the final game of a three game western U.S. road trip, the Marist women's lacrosse team was defeated by Oregon, 17-6. An early run of goals in the first half by the Ducks proved too much to overcome for the Red Foxes, who equaled Oregon's offensive output in the second half, 5-5. Sophomore Jamie Romano (Kings Park, N.Y.) led Marist offensively with four points on three goals and an assist.
A pair of professional lacrosse teams are making a bit of history in southern Ontario arenas this year. Both the Demons and Ironmen feature rosters filled only with Aboriginal players. This is the first time any pro sports franchise in North America has featured only Native athletes.
Adults’ Night Out, a fundraising event to benefit the Victor girls’ varsity lacrosse team, is scheduled for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 100 Cobblecreek Road . . . Proceeds will help pay for a spring break trip to Atlanta to play several of the top-ranked teams in Georgia.
Anchored by its trademark defense, the Mexico varsity girls lacrosse team is looking to get back to the Section III playoffs this season. The Tigers made the playoffs in 2009 and 2010, but struggled en route to a 2-14 record last spring.
According to InsideLacrosse.com, 15 sophomores made commitments last year and the number has ballooned to 64 this year, including seven from the area. It's a trend many associated with the sport call unhealthy.
The Bandits ended their franchise-record six-game losing streak in emphatic fashion Friday night. They defeated the Rock, 21-14, before 12,154 in the Air Canada Centre. Oddly, Buffalo improved to 2-0 against Toronto -- the defending champions of the National Lacrosse League -- while it is 1-6 against the rest of the league.
The Buffalo Bandits' forward and his wife welcomed a son into the world on Wednesday, and he responded with his best game of the season on Friday. Culp had two goals and six assists in the Bandits' win over Toronto.
Nationally third-ranked Cortland's home game vs. ninth-ranked Stevenson, Saturday at 3 p.m., will feature an internet radio broadcast and live stats. The Red Dragons bring a 3-0 record into the contest, while the Mustangs are 5-1. The men's broadcast follow's the women's lacrosse game versus The College of New Jersey at noon.
Amanda Pollock, Rachael Burek and Mel Rorie each collect four goals as the University at Albany defeat Longwood, 20-5, for its fifth straight victory on Friday, March 16 in non-conference women's lacrosse action. Rorie recorded her 100th career point with her second goal in the first half.
Five players recorded four-point performances on the day for a team total of 28. Jess Antelmi registered one goal and three assists, while Nichole Eamer threw in four helpers. Lexi Brannigan and Chelsea Boshart each tabbed their first career goals against Longwood. Maureen Keggins collected a team-high 8 draw controls, while Brannigan had four ground balls.
Dan Sheehan remembers the days when any team hoping to make a name for itself in Division II men’s lacrosse had to go through Garden City, home of the Adelphi Panthers.
“I remember going down there in 1998 and taking one of the worst defeats I’ve ever had as a coach,” Sheehan, the veteran coach at Le Moyne College, said in recalling a 27-4 shellacking in the season opener that season. “We got ahead 1-0 and I thought we were ready to roll. We went from a lot to a little in a hurry.”
Army opens Patriot League play against Lehigh for the fifth year in a row when the Black Knights visit the nationally ranked Mountain Hawks in the lid lifter for both teams on St. Patrick's Day in Bethlehem, Pa. A 1 p.m. face-off is scheduled at Ulrich Sports Complex.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will host Robert Morris University on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation on Saturday, March 17. The St. Patrick's Day faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Ashley Caporizzo and Mariah DeBolt scored four goals apiece to lead Buffalo State College to a 13-12 upset against nationally ranked No. 10 Hamilton College in a non-conference game at Buffalo State's Coyer Field on March 15.
As a freshman, JoJo Marasco found a spot on the midfield, squeezing out nine goals and eight assists in 10 games. As a sophomore, he flourished as a starting attackman, registering 23 goals and 18 assists. This season, as a junior, Marasco has returned to the midfield, where he ranks second on No. 7 Syracuse in assists (five) and third in points (nine). It’s a role that he is re-familiarizing himself with.
For the third consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins University Department of Athletics and Dick's Sporting Goods will team up to sponsor Youth Lacrosse Day when the Blue Jay men's lacrosse team hosts Syracuse on Saturday, March 17 at Homewood Field (4 pm). Johns Hopkins and Syracuse will renew one of the great rivalries in the history of college lacrosse for the 50th time this season.
With NESCAC schools beginning action this past weekend, the Division III season is now in full swing. Not surprisingly, there are no changes at the top as Salisbury continues to roll. However, there's a ton of shuffling in the top 15. It looks as though after the 12th spot, there's a bit of a drop-off.
After a busy late summer/early fall shooting schedule, the Crooked Arrows crew is gearing up for their big May 18 premiere in theaters nationwide. That's right folks, this will be lacrosse's first big-screen motion picture. But they're taking some time out to answer your questions in a feature that will run both on InsideLacrosse.com and in Inside Lacrosse Magazine's May issue (mailed out April 18).
It will be a doubleheader of fun on Saturday March 31st, as the Knighthawks take on the first-place Colorado Mammoth in the afternoon and then host their inaugural Kids Fest that evening. A game ticket gets you admission to both events.
“Hey, we’re not happy with our offense or defense right now, either,” Desko said as the No. 6 Orange (3-1) prepared to face No. 2 Johns Hopkins (6-0) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Homewood Field (ESPNU). “But I think the faceoff is the top priority. The only thing we can do is keep working at it.”
Johns Hopkins has several memorable rivalries with peers like Maryland, Virginia and Princeton. But when the Blue Jays and Syracuse – two programs that captured a combined 20 national championships – meet as they will this Saturday, there’s an elevated sense of excitement around the Johns Hopkins campus in Baltimore.
How did your brother's experience at Maryland influence your decision to attend Syracuse?
He wasn't too fond of the coaching staff at the time when he was there, but now he's best friends with Coach [Dave] Cottle. That influenced my decision a little bit. And then one of the main ones was . . .
Junior Kaila Maguire (Potsdam) recorded five points as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 18-9 Thursday evening in the team's second game of their spring training trip in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team improved to 3-1 overall after a convincing 19-11 victory over Neumann University Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers outscored the Knights 9-3 in the second half and junior Justin Edelstein netted a career-high four goals in the UC victory. Ben Winkler (IHC) continued his hot streak as he netted five goals and added three assists. Winkler now has a team-best 17 goals through just four games this season.
Q: Now that you’re an upperclassman and the team has been together for a few years, how do you think the team has grown?
I think that this team has grown together as one since the first day we all got here. Not knowing anyone on this team prior to arriving here three years ago was scary, but I think it ended up being the best thing that could have happened. Everyone’s personality on this team is very outgoing and welcoming, which is what makes us so unique and special. I love how we have all come together and become a family.
Broome Community College third-year women's lacrosse coach Ed Yetsko expects his team to play its best late in the season when the games matter most. BCC opens its season at 1 o'clock on Saturday against Howard Community College in Columbia, Md.
These are unusual and desperate times for the Buffalo Bandits. As they hit the halfway point of the National Lacrosse League season, the Bandits have a 2-6 record. That is tied with the Edmonton Rush for the worst record in the league, a significant fact considering that only one team out of nine will miss the playoffs this season.
The game-worn black and green jerseys will be auctioned off on Bandits.com, with the auction beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 19 and ending at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, replica jerseys will be available for purchase in the team store, along with other St. Patty’s Day-themed Bandits items.
from Dr. Andrew Tucker, Special to The Baltimore Sun
Partnering with Fairfax County, Va.,) high schools, the researchers found boys lacrosse accounted for the second-highest number of concussions among all sports, second only to football.
For girls, concussions in lacrosse are less common than in basketball and soccer. The researchers used game video analysis to study high school girls lacrosse head injuries and demonstrated that injuries typically occur in the area in front of the goal, with stick-to-head contact being the most common cause of injury.
Published on the American Journal of Sports Medicine website, the study finds that most head injuries result from stick-to-head contact during aggressive play near the goal at the varsity level. In addition, the researchers determined that most of these head injuries resulted from unintentional stick contact, which suggests that head injury in girls’ lacrosse may be an indirect consequence of play, in which players position themselves in hazardous situations either purposefully or inadvertently.
The two most storied programs in college lacrosse meet for the 50th time Saturday, March 17 when No. 6 Syracuse (3-1) visits Homewood Field for a 4 p.m. clash with No. 2 Johns Hopkins (6-0). The Orange and Blue Jays are the two winningest programs in Division I lacrosse history and they have met at least once every season dating back to 1983. Hopkins holds the edge in the all-time series, 26-22-1.
Saturday's game will be televised live nationally on ESPNU. Fans can also hear the action live on the radio home of the Orange - TK 99 (99.5 FM) in Syracuse. Live streaming audio is available on SUathletics.com as part of Orange All-Access.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Eight different players tallied, including a game-high five goals from sophomore Rachel Scofield, as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team defeated Curry College, 15-3 to win the Beach Division of the 2012 SpringFling Tournament. It marks the second straight season that the Engineers – who are now 3-0 – have won their bracket at the event. The Colonels slip to 3-1 overall.
Sophomore Maggie Bonafede (Churchville-Chili) scored three goals with five assists and freshman Jennifer Burt (Penn Yan) added five goals in her first college game as the Keuka College women’s lacrosse team defeated SUNY Canton 18-1 Wednesday afternoon at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
The Herkimer County Community College Generals fought back form an early deficit Tuesday afternoon but fell one goal short as they opened the season with an 11-10 loss to Anne Arundel Community College in the Carrier Dome.
Anne Arundel, last year’s runner-up in the NJCAA Tournament, led 8-1 at the end of the opening period with only a goal by Mohawk’s Katie Monahan interrupting the Pioneers’ scoring.
As a pair of six-on-six drills unfolded between the U.S. men's national team and Notre Dame on opposite ends of a field at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in January, Team USA and Boston Cannons faceoff guru Chris Eck worked with a small group of Irish faceoff takers near midfield.
Jim Berkman (Watertown), the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach with 395 career victories, was released from Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon, and he sent a text to defensive coordinator and interim head coach Ben Sandlin as he and the team were riding a bus en route to a game at Washington & Lee.
Major League Lacrosse will not add new teams for the 2013 season, but its overarching goal of expanding to 16 teams by the end of the decade remains intact, Commissioner Dave Gross confirmed to Inside Lacrosse on Thursday.
The Gear Zone continues it's 2012 Game Day Gear coverage with a photo array of custom Cornell gear: Cascade CPX-R helmets, Nike Hypercool uniforms, white STX Assault and Nike Vapor Elite gloves, STX Cell II and Assault arm pads, STX stick yard, Nike Zoom Fly and Super Speed cleats.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced that forward Alex “Kedoh” Hill has been signed to a two-year deal and added to the team’s 23-man active roster. In a related move, the Knighthawks moved forward Tim O’Brien to the practice squad, pending league approval.
With No. 2 Johns Hopkins preparing to welcome No. 7 Syracuse to Homewood Field in Baltimore on Saturday, the Blue Jays would love to have their full complement of attackmen at their disposal. But it’s unclear whether senior Chris Boland and freshman Wells Stanwick will be available against the Orange (3-1).
“Don’t know yet,” coach Dave Pietramala said of their status. “It’s kind of a day-to-day, week-to-week type of thing with both guys. So we don’t know yet.”
John Greeley is looking for some leverage for when he returns to LaFayette this summer and runs into his best friend, former Syracuse University lacrosse midfielder Josh Amidon. Greeley hopes to find it this weekend at Homewood Field, the storied home venue of Johns Hopkins.
“I’m going to fly around and have some fun,” Greeley, a starting midfielder on the No. 2 Blue Jays, said as the two lacrosse rivals prepared to renew their fierce rivalry at 4 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in Baltimore.
The Ithaca men's lacrosse team (2-0) remained perfect on the season with a 14-9 neutral site victory against New England College (0-2) on Tuesday evening at Christopher Newport. After trailing, 7-6, at intermission, Ithaca posted eight of the game's final 10 goals to claim its second victory of 2012.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team dropped a non-conference matchup 17-10 at Lehigh, Wednesday afternoon from the Ulrich Sports Complex. The Bearcats (2-3) were outscored 9-4 by the Mountain Hawks (3-5) in the second half, dropping their first game in three outings. Binghamton falls to 0-3 all-time versus Lehigh.
While the meeting brought together eight locals, it was senior Simon Giourmetakis that stole the show. He became the first Griff since 2008 to score eight points in one game in leading a strong second-half push for Canisius’ first victory of the 2012 season, 13-10, over host Albany on Saturday (March 10) afternoon at John Fallon Field. Giourmetakis set a career high with six goals, which included four during a game-deciding 9-3 second-half run for Canisius, which improved to 1-1, while Albany fell to 0-5.
Florida junior goalkeeper Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) was named to the SynapseSports.com National Honor Roll this week after her record-breaking performance at No. 15 Georgetown. Meagher was also named ALC Defensive Player of the Week earlier this week. It is Meagher’s first-ever national weekly honor and the first for the Gators this season.
Ten years ago, Siena and Hartford combined for 41 goals in a game. Today, the two programs came close to equaling that total. The Saints erupted for 10 goals in the second quarter en route to scoring their most goals in 14 years before holding on late to capture a wild 22-17 victory Wednesday afternoon in West Hartford, Conn.
The 39 combined goals scored were the second most in a game in Siena's (2-3) 48-year history . . .
Britt Leone’s (Sr., Schenectady, N.Y.) goal with over three minutes left capped off a back-and-forth affair that saw eight ties and four lead changes before the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team posted a 9-8 victory over Greensboro College on Wednesday afternoon. The win moved to the Lakers to 3-0 on the season, while the Pride dropped to 3-4.
Cody Hoose (Fr., Syracuse, N.Y.), Chris Porten (So., Auburn, N.Y.), and Connor Khammar (Fr., Camillus, N.Y.) accounted for the three Oswego State goals in the first quarter to keep the score even at 3-3 until Chad Smith’s (Jr., Fulton, N.Y.) unassisted goal with one second left in the frame put the Lakers ahead 4-3.
Colgate attackman Ryan Walsh has earned Cascade Rookie of the Week honors for March 14 after two big performances last week. Walsh collected a total of eight points in two games.
Walsh first tallied a hat trick in the Raiders' 18-8 win over Hobart on Tuesday. On Saturday, he followed that up with a five-point performance in a Patriot League win over Holy Cross. He had five points from four goals and one assist.
Fifteenth-ranked Bowdoin built a 6-1 halftime lead and had little difficulty improving to 2-0 overall with a 14-7 men's lacrosse victory over Nazareth at the United State Training Center in Clermont. Senior C.J. Estes scored three goals and added two assists for Nazareth and now has 98 goals for his career for the Golden Flyers. Keegan Melhorn scored three times for the Polar Bears while Nathan Fritts, Mark Flibotte and Tyler Williams each scored twice. Fritts also had a pair of assists.
Amanda Pollock scored a career-best five goals as No. 20 University at Albany women's lacrosse records 16-12 defeat over No. 14/12 Boston College Wednesday afternoon. Jess Antelmi registered five points with three goals and two assists, four of which came in the first half.
The No. 5 Syracuse University lacrosse team will put its five-game victory streak vs. No. 2 Johns Hopkins on the line at 4 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) when the longtime rivals meet at fabled Homewood Field on the Blue Jays’ campus. The five-game streak is the longest ever for the Orange (3-1), which still trails the overall series 22-26-1.
The Big Red is off to its best start in three years, but it will get its toughest test of the season on Saturday against No. 7 Notre Dame in Orlando, Fla. The Fighting Irish is the first ranked team No. 16 Cornell has played all season, and the contest will be an excellent measuring stick to see how the Big Red stack up nationally. The game will be televised live on WatchESPN.com.
3. Peter Baum, Jr, A/M, Colgate (29G, 11A in 7 games)
The nation's leading scorer has more points than Notre Dame's put up as a team (22 goals, 11 assists in four games) and the 6-1 Raiders are again a top 20 team. Colgate plays Fairfield Saturday then its Patriot League schedule before again finishing the year with Maryland.
In the sports of women’s lacrosse and field hockey, the players are required to wear an assortment of protective gear including goggles to reduce the occurrence of injury. The rules of the sport dictate that women cannot use a helmet but are allowed to use a soft headgear to help reduce injury by incidental blows. Currently, women are using headgear designed for soccer, rugby and foam padded sweat bands.
Crasche New York has announced that, in accordance with the US Lacrosse Association’s rules, the Crasche hat can now be worn as protective headgear at all levels of girls lacrosse, including National Collegiate Athletic Association competition.
Shortly after my motorcycle accident, Jake and I made our way up to the northern part of Honduras to the beautiful island of Utila. After talking to some fellow divers about just how awesome this place Alton’s Dive Center was, we set our course for one of the best resorts on the island.
Freshman Ryan Walsh came alive for the Raiders once again, recording a game-high seven points from five goals and two assists, proving why he was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.
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The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team won its first game of the year today, jumping out to an 11-3 lead and holding on for the 13-9 win over visiting College at Brockport at Fisher's Growney Stadium.
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The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team won its third straight one-goal game on Tuesday to improve to 3-0 this season, holding off Geneseo State by the score of 9-8 in Virginia Beach, VA. Junior Mac Johnson led the Saints' attack with three goals as the Scarlet and Brown defeated the Blue Knights for the first time in over a decade.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team lost its 2012 season opener on Tuesday to Nazareth College by the score of 13-12 in West Palm Beach, FL. The Saints were led by senior Alanna Piroli and junior Holly Noyes, who each had three goals.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team rallied for eight fourth quarter goals, but came up one short as they dropped their season opener to Mt. St. Joseph, 16-5. Junior midfielder Pat Morrill led the Bears with five points (3g-2a), while senior attackman Pete Pike (3g-1a) and sophomore attackman Rob Kunz (4a) each contributed four.
Drew University (1-3) scored 13 second half goals to break a halftime tie and defeat the SUNY Potsdam Women’s lacrosse team (2-1) 16-7 in the first round of the Spring Fling Tournament. Drew’s Krysta Cento had a game-high five points (4g-1a), while senior attack Maribeth Simmons led the Bears with three goals.
As shown in the past, the team’s performance certainly affects the chances one of its players gets the Trophy. Now everyone has gotten a chance to play a bit, and certainly it is still early, but here is our next edition of the Player of the Year watch:
The letter arrives from a school that your son told you is his dream school. You dare not open it, you instead, hand it to him when he arrives home from practice. You watch as his eyes light up and you know this is the beginning of something. You are just not sure what. Your son insists that the coach must really want him since he took the time to write him a letter.
Is this in fact true?
Junior #Michelle Tumolo# recorded a career-high eight points to lead No. 3/4 Syracuse (4-2) to an 18-7 victory against No. 18/-- Towson (4-2) on Tuesday, March 13 in the Carrier Dome.
Tumolo scored a career-high five goals and dished out three assists to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Orange as seven different players registered goals. Sophomore Alyssa Murray and freshman Devon Collins had three goals each, while senior Sarah Holden, junior Bridget Daley and sophomore Amy Cross scored two goals apiece. Sophomore Katie Webster added a goal and an assist for Syracuse, which scored 18 goals on 23 shots (81.8 percent).
Well, the first two-game week of the season is under my belt and I’m happy to report that I made both trips quite successfully, without the GPS, I might add. On Wednesday the team played at RIT and on Saturday they “hosted” Clarkson University at nearby Spencerport High School.
Brockport dropped both decisions, but showed a lot of old-fashioned grit in each defeat. They took a 2-0 lead and trailed just 5-4 at halftime to the sixth-ranked Tigers in the first game . . .
Cornell women's lacrosse eclipsed the 20-goal mark for the first time in nearly two decades, Jessi Steinberg scored five goals and Cornell rolled to a 21-7 victory over visiting Canisius at Schoellkopf Field on Tuesday evening.
The No. 16 Big Red (5-0) remains undefeated on the season thanks to a total team effort that saw 11 different players score a goal and all three Cornell goalies earn saves on shots by the Golden Griffins (2-4).
Editor's note: This was shared with us by Bobby Magrin, whose brother Chris (Fairport/SUNY Cortland) is the lacrosse coach at Legend High School in Denver.
This is an interview by Alfred Willams and DMAC (Herkimer Lacrosse Alumni 84) of local sports talk radio 104.3 Denver with Bradon Stokley about Peyton Manning's trip to Denver. (Peyton stayed with Stokley for his trip) Great internview overall but (at about the 8 minute mark) Stokley talks about how Peyton wanted to throw a football around. They drive to a local park to get the workout in and show up and find it occupied by an 8am practice by Legend High lacrosse team. They can't throw balls, so they have to go back to Stokleys house to throw in the front yard.
Coach Chris Magrin jokingly reflected, "Only one of our student athletes noticed Payton in the truck - that's how hard we practice."
Le Moyne College senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse goalkeeper of the week, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Sean Connors (Marcellus) registered six goals and dished out an assist in Le Moyne's two victories in Colorado last week. He opened the week with three goals, one assist and two ground balls in a 13-3 win at Colorado Mesa on Tuesday evening. On Thursday, he posted three goals, including the first two of the game, in a 13-4 win over Adams State at Regis Jesuit High School.
In just her second collegiate start, McNair stopped nine shots and allowed just three goals, as the Herons defeated Nazareth 14-3 in their season opener on Saturday. She also picked up four ground balls and caused a turnover in the victory.
Syracuse climbed three spots this week to No. 3 in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll. It equals the Orange's highest ranking during the regular season in program history.
The SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (2-0) raced out to a 6-0 lead and finished off Mt. St. Vincent (1-1) 14-8 in its first of three games in Florida this week. Freshman midfielder Margaret Wall scored the first five goals of her Bears career to lead Potsdam.
Freshman Colin Fortuner scored the first three goals of his career to lead a balanced attack and the #17 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team defeated Centenary College, 13-3. Eleven different student-athletes had at least a point for the Engineers, who improved to 4-0. The Cyclones fall to 1-3.
The US Lacrosse Regional Championships will bring boys’ and girls’ youth lacrosse teams from across the country at the U11, U13 and U15 age levels to Arizona, Texas and North Carolina in June. Coaches or team administrators should register their teams to participate at uslacrosse.org/2012regionals by March 23 for the Arizona event or by April 1 for the Texas and North Carolina events.
Under the creative direction of US Lacrosse, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has added two new sport-specific courses, "Fundamentals of Coaching Boys Lacrosse" and "Fundamentals of Coaching Girls Lacrosse" to its collection of online training for high school coaches.
The Rochester Rattlers have traded their fifth round pick in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft and their sixth round 2013 MLL Supplemental Draft pick to the Boston Cannons for the rights to 2012 MLL draftee D Will Koshansky. Koshansky is currently a senior on the Penn Men’s Lacrosse team and will remain an amateur until the conclusion of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse season.
With the bye weekend approaching, there is no rest for the Rochester Knighthawks. After defeating the Buffalo Bandits Saturday to move into sole possession of second place in the East Division, alternate captain Mike Accursi races up and down the turf at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
Florida junior goalkeeper Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) was named ALC Defensive Player of the Week this evening after her outstanding play against No. 15 Georgetown and Temple. It is the second time in her career that Meagher has earned this honor, and the fourth time a Gator has done so. This marks the third time this season that a Florida player has earned a weekly award.
Salisbury released a statement Monday evening regarding the welfare of coach Jim Berkman (Watertown). While noting that the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach with 395 career victories is doing well, the school confirmed that Berkman did experience heart problems while working out at a local gym Sunday that necessitated him staying at Peninsual Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Syracuse University lacrosse midfielder Scott Loy was the odd man out when the Orange traveled to Virginia on March 4. With SU losing 20 of 28 faceoffs, coach John Desko was unable to maintain his rotation of three midfield lines. He kept JoJo Marasco, Bobby Eilers and Hakeem Lecky on one line and Matt Pratt, Ryan Barber and Luke Cometti on another with Henry Schoonmaker rotating in and Steve Ianzito playing defensive middie.
Senior Dayna Piraino (Henninger) scored four goals and added three assists to lead The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team to a season-opening 16-10 victory over Keene (NH) State Monday night in West Palm Beach, Florida as part of the team's annual Spring Training trip to Florida.
Former Immaculate Heart Central player Ben Winkler tied a single-game school record when he scored eight goals in the Utica College men’s lacrosse team’s 18-10 victory over Cazenovia College on Saturday.
Mike Hart’s third goal broke a tie with 17 seconds left in regulation Sunday afternoon and the Alfred State Pioneers defeated Herkimer County Community College 12-11 in the Generals’ opener at Wehrum Stadium.
It’s common to exclaim “home sweet home” when returning from the road, and for the Binghamton University men’s lacrosse team — which won its seventh straight home game on Saturday, 9-7 against Siena College — truer words may never have been spoken.
Junior attack Kimberly McGeever spearheaded the Binghamton offense with three goals and four assists. Freshman goalie Kara Pafumi had a season-high 10 saves and spoiled a last-ditch attempt by Canisius (2-2) to tie the game at the end of regulation.
CBS Sports Network analyst and former Syracuse All-American defenseman Steve Panarelli will provide commentary for the March 27 Patriot League showdown involving No. 10 Lehigh at Navy. Panarelli, who can be followed on Twitter at @stevepanarelli, discussed Cornell’s performance in an overtime loss to Virginia, Notre Dame’s formula for winning games, and the most intriguing game to watch this weekend.
There was no doubt Virginia would remain #1 in this week's Casey Powell Lacrosse D-I Poll. A strong showing by Johns Hopkins against UMBC, and a shutout of Manhattan, moves them ahead of #3 Cornell. UMass climbs one spot to #4, and Loyola jumps five places to #5. Others moving up include Denver, Villanova, and Lehigh.
Teams falling from favor include Maryland, dropping from #4 to #7, Duke slips four, and Penn St. plummets eight to #16. Joining the Top 20 this week: Colgate, Georgetown, and Bucknell.
Following victories over Colorado Mesa and Adams State last week, the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team moved up to third place in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning.
Mercyhurst remained the unanimous choice for the top spot with all nine first-place votes after improving to 3-0 on the season. Adelphi, which faces the Dolphins on Saturday, ranks second with 95 points. Following Le Moyne is Dowling with 83 points and Merrimack with 75 points. The Warriors defeated Limestone 12-11 on Saturday in moving to 2-0.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced its Division III Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll for March 12. The rankings appear below. They also appear on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
Senior attackman Simon Giouremetakis and freshman midfielder Tim Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt) were by recognized by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Monday after helping the Canisius College men's lacrosse team to a win over Albany on Saturday. Giourmetakis earned MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Edwards was named the league's Rookie of the Week.
For a terrific week where she caused four turnovers and picked up eight ground balls, senior captain Cacki Helmer (Fayetteville-Manlius) has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in her career.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team took the bait, and it nearly cost it the game. The Orange shot only 24.3 percent Saturday in a 9-8 victory at St. John’s. Only one SU player, senior defensive midfielder Kevin Drew (2-for-2), shot better than 50 percent.
Fourth-year head coach Brandi Lusk said she is optimistic heading into the season with a roster loaded with returning players that have blended well with the newest members of the squad. Players have stepped up their level of play at every spot on the field, she said, resulting in unselfish play that has set up the team for success.
Mike Hart found the back of the net from 10-yards out with 17 seconds left in regulation time, lifting the Alfred?State College Pioneers to a 12-11 victory over host Herkimer County Community College in their 2012 men’s lacrosse opener Sunday afternoon.
"When Le Moyne and Mercyhurst dropped us last year, I had to get on the phone and get as good a team as we could," said Clarke during his nine-hour bus ride from Baltimore to Gaffney after Saturday's game. "Merrimack didn't hesitate and Dowling didn't hesitate."
The National Sport Concussion Outcomes Study Consortium plans to study more than 1,000 male and female college athletes who compete in 11 sports at three schools. Researchers hope to track those athletes after their college careers end and examine the long-term effects of head injuries in hopes of gaining a more comprehensive understanding about brain injuries.
Katie D'Antonio ‘14 scored her third goal of the game with 5.9 seconds left in overtime to lift nationally ranked No. 7 Hamilton College to an 11-10 win over Wesleyan University in a NESCAC game at Wesleyan’s Smith Field on March 11.
Four goals in the game's first 95 seconds got Cornell off to a lightning fast start, and 15 goals over the rest of the contest didn't hurt, either. Jessi Steinberg scored four goals – including the 100th of her career – Olivia Knotts and Katie Kirk added three apiece, and the Big Red women's lacrosse team took down visiting Columbia 19-7 in its home opener at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday afternoon.
Four of the fields would be designated for baseball, and the other five fields would be used for lacrosse, soccer and Pop Warner football. The baseball fields would all be designed to accommodate Challenger Baseball, a Little League division for boys and girls with physical and mental challenges.
It’s the time of year for every lacrosse player when the anticipation begins and hands start to ache for the familiar feel of the stick. But this spring the lacrosse season is bigger than most for Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass. The team has a lot to play for, with unfinished business on the field and new supporters from across the country pulling for the Panthers off of it.
It means ignore the doubters, the cynics, the critics and the haters. When we are athletes (or participate in any walk of life for that matter), these are the types of people that we will all run into at one point or another. You see it everyday in professional sports, on the talk shows and on the papers.
Many defenses might have rejoiced about facing a Cornell offense without two-time National Attackman of the Year Rob Pannell. Not Virginia coach Dom Starsia.
“I thought it actually made our job a little tougher [with] him going down because we talked to our team after our game on Tuesday night, and I told these guys that it was hard not to be let down a little bit, that he wasn’t playing,” Starsia said after watching his top-ranked Cavaliers edge the No. 3 Big Red, 9-8, in overtime at theKonica Minolta Face-Off Classicat M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Saturday.
Third-ranked Cornell fought back from a three-goal deficit to tie the game with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but Colin Briggs scored on a feed from Steele Stanwick to give No. 1 Virginia a 9-8 overtime victory in Saturday's match-up at M&T Bank Stadium in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. Photos of the game are by Ben Mackey.
Ally Carey scored three of the final four goals as the seventh-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores defeated Canisius, 10-8, on a sun plashed day at the Demske Sports Complex on the campus of Canisius College. “We had an opportunity to beat a ranked team, and we tried really hard,” stated Canisius junior Lindsey Morgan. “Everybody hustled all over the field and made great plays, but, in the end, it just didn’t work out.”
Jon Leanos '12 led the Continentals with two goals and three assists, and moved into fifth place on the team's all-time list with 76 assists. Henry Burchenal '12 tallied three goals, and Luke Walsh '13, Luke Sadoff '12 and Pax Anthos '14 each added one. Paul Armideo '13 finished with three assists.
It’s still several months away, but Gewas Schindler is getting rather excited about the world boys’ under-19 field lacrosse championships that will be staged this summer.
Schindler, from the Oneida Indian Nation, is the general manager of the Iroquois Nationals team that will participate at the world event. The 12-team tournament will be held July 12-21 in Turku, Finland.
Coming off their best performance of the year Wednesday, Siena Women's Lacrosse looked like it would carry over that momentum to its first win of the season Saturday. But Davidson scored three unanswered goals in the final 3:52 including the game-winner with just 29 seconds remaining to overcome and shock the Saints, 14-13 in North Carolina.
As Syracuse held the ball, nursing a one-goal lead with less than two minutes remaining, Brett Queener shouted to his defense. "One more stop," the SU volunteer assistant coach yelled to the unit, even though there was no certainty Maryland would regain the ball. But when Orange attack Alyssa Murray cranked a shot in a one-on-one opportunity with more than a minute left, Terrapins goaltender Brittany Dipper made the save. The Syracuse defense would have to make one more stop.
Sprinting down the right alley, Kevin Drew had an open look at the goal. He closed in, wound up and took a hard shot into lower half of the net for a score. It was his second of the day. His return to action following suspension was complete.
The Saxons held a commanding 14-4 advantage heading into intermission as they outshot the hosts 24-9. In the second half AU continued their first half momentum outscoring the Roos’ 11-2, and holding a 19-5 advantage in shots, while committing zero turnovers.
Casey Egan scored on a free-position shot with 45 seconds remaining in the second half to lift nationally ranked No. 14 Tufts University to an 8-7 come-from-behind win over No. 7 Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Tufts’ Bello Field on March 10.
BCC, ranked ninth in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll, returns just two players from last season's 22-player squad. With two sophomore transfers, this year's BCC squad with feature just four upperclassmen and 12 freshmen.
Cornell rallied for a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter to tie it up with 28 seconds to play, but Virginia struck in the overtime to send the top-ranked Cavaliers to a 9-8 victory on Saturday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium in the 2012 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.
Trailing 8-5 late in the fourth, Virginia transfer [Connor English] spearheaded a late rally. The junior scored consecutive goals in the span of 21 seconds, then Max Van Bourgondien redirected a saved shot into the goal with less than 30 seconds remaining to send the game into an extra session.
Reshirt senior Tim Desko scored with 1:25 remaining to lift No. 6 Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 BIG EAST) to a 9-8 victory against St. John’s (2-2, 0-1 BIG EAST) in the BIG EAST opener for both teams Saturday, March 10 at DaSilva Memorial Field.
Desko picked up a loose ball in front of the cage and threw it past Red Storm goalie Jeff Lowman to break an 8-8 tie. It was Desko’s second goal of the game and the Orange successfully defended for most of the final minute to secure the win.
Binghamton (2-2) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 9-7 non-conference home victory over MAAC opponent Siena, Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex in Vestal, NY. Their win improves their home record to 2-0 this season and stretches their home winning streak to seven, the fourth best active streak nationally. Sophomore midfielder Michael Antinozzi continued his outstanding early season play, scoring a career-high five goals and tying a program record of four straight hat tricks set by Phil Cavallo back in 2004.
No. 6/5 Syracuse fought off a late comeback by the 2011 national runner up and held on for a historic 10-9 victory at No. 3/4 Maryland (5-2) in College Park, Md. on Saturday, March 10.
The Orange now has two wins against teams ranked in the top five in a season for the first time in school history. The victory snapped Maryland’s 36-game home winning streak, which was the fifth-longest in any sport in the NCAA and dated back to the 2008 season. In addition, the win was Syracuse’s first against the Terrapins in 12 tries.
William Smith senior Rosie Scheibel scored the first three goals of the game and chipped in two more goals and an assist for a game-high six points as the Herons defeated Nazareth 14-3 in their season opener this afternoon on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
Seniors Lucy Johnson and Callie Frelinghuysen each produced two goals and two assists for William Smith. Frelinghuysen added three caused turnovers and scooped up three ground balls, and Johnson won four draw controls.
Less than 24 hours after the No. 2 Syracuse University basketball team fell to Cincinnati in the Big East semifinals at Madison Square Garden the No. 6 Orange lacrosse team nearly suffered the same fate. Senior attackman Tim Desko’s empty-net goal with 1 minute, 25 seconds remaining allowed Syracuse to escape with a 9-8 victory over St. John’s before a crowd of 1,473 at DaSilva Memorial Field.
Seven different players scored goals as the nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team improved its record to 3-0 on the season with an 11-4 win against Gettysburg Saturday afternoon in the fourth annual North-South Oyster Bay Challenge at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa. The Bullets fell to 2-2 with the setback.
Air Force sophomore midfielder Erik Smith won the opening face-off of overtime and scored the game-winning goal himself just seven seconds into the extra session as the Falcons rallied to a 9-8 win over Army on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Barnhart Stadium on the campus of The Kinkaid School.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team was able to battle its way past Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon, improving its winning streak to three games after securing its first Patriot League win of the season over the Crusaders, 13-9.
Katie Sullivan tallied a career-high seven points on five goals and a pair of assists to lead the Colgate women's lacrosse team to a 14-9 win over Lehigh in its Patriot League opener on Saturday at Tyler's Field.
Senior Simon Giourmetakis led a strong second-half push from the Canisius College men's lacrosse team as the Griffs earned their first victory of the 2012 season with a 13-10 win over host Albany on Saturday afternoon. Canisius, who outscored the Great Danes 9-5 after the intermission, is now 1-1 on the season.
Rachael Burek tabbed five goals on seven shots to lead all scorers as No. 18 University at Albany won its third straight with a 12-5 victory over George Mason Saturday, March 10 in non-conference women's lacrosse action.
Sophomore Greg Mooney scored the game-winning goal with 30 seconds left in regulation to lift the visiting #11 Union College Dutchmen to a 6-5 comeback win over host Babson College in a thrilling non-conference men's lacrosse contest at Babson's MacDowell Field on a blustery Saturday afternoon.
Cody's Ciolino's (Nesconset, NY/Sachem North) goal with 44 seconds remaining broke a 9-all tie as the men's lacrosse team defeated Farmingdale State 10-9 on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks, who led by five goals at one point late in the first half, improve their record to 2-1 while the Rams fall to 1-3.
Junior Brendon Shearin (Goffstown, NH) finished off a strong week with five goals on Saturday, as the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team defeated the College of Brockport 14-10 in non-league action.
Four unanswered goals to end the first half propelled Bucknell University past the Hobart College lacrosse team at Christy Mathewson Stadium this afternoon. The Bison got a school record tying eight goals from sophomore attackman Todd Heritage on their way to a 14-10 victory over the Statesmen.
Junior Mac Johnson and sophomore Pierson Fowler scored 11 seconds apart with 6:34 remaining as the St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team turned a one-goal deficit into an 8-7 lead as the Saints held on for the victory over Montclair State at Sprague Field on Saturday afternoon in Montclair, NJ.
Junior Ben Winkler tied Head Coach Mike Parnell's single-game school record with eight goals as the Utica College men's lacrosse team improved to 2-0 after an 18-10 victory over Cazenovia College at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Seven of Winkler's eight goals came in the first half of play. Sophomore Joe Schoen netted two goals and added two assists, while junior Trent Thomas added three assists and one goal.
Kevin McCormick '12 and Beau Wood '14 each posted four goals and one assist to lead nationally ranked No. 2 Tufts University to a 15-8 win over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on March 10.
“You can’t take anyone lightly,” Orange senior captain Tim Desko said. “And they’re going to be angry from last year after the way we beat them. They’re a good team, and they’re going to give us their best shot.”
For the first time since 2006, the Binghamton women’s lacrosse team won back-to-back games following their 11-9 victory over Canisius, Friday evening at the Demske Sports Complex. The Bearcats (2-2) won their second road game in three days and are now 2-0 on the road this season after defeating the Golden Griffins (2-2) in Buffalo. The Bearcats won at Marist on Wednesday.
The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team suffered a 11-10 setback to host Adams State College, Friday evening in Colorado Springs, CO, to conclude their spring break trip. AU dominated the fourth quarter outscoring the hosts 5-2, and held a 16-5 advantage in shots, yet was unable to notch the equalizer en route to an 11-10 defeat.
Although there is still some snow on the ground, the Jefferson Community College men’s lacrosse team is ready to take the field. The Cannoneers will kick off their season at 1 p.m. today against Cayuga Community College on the turf field at General Brown High School.
Rochester Knighthawks coach Mike Hasen liked the way his team responded last weekend when it was faced with a little adversity. “Guys were fighting with their backs against the wall,” Hasen said in reference to Rochester’s much-needed 11-8 victory in Philadelphia that improved its record to 4-5 on the season.
Lacrosse has always seemed to come easy for Jeremy Thompson. While the Buffalo Bandits rookie transition player has had to work hard to make it as a professional lacrosse player, he’s had to work even harder to make it through school and eventually earn a college degree.
Anthony Cosmo's path for joining the Buffalo Bandits was anything but conventional. Only a few months ago Cosmo looked as if he had found a home in Boston. He had spent three seasons there while playing for some good teams. Suddenly last fall, the rug was pulled out from under the franchise and its players when the team suspended operations.
1,075 young men played varsity lacrosse in Section V in 2011. The group ranged from 3 eighth graders to 409 seniors . . . The exact growth rate of high school lacrosse players in Section V hasn't been calculated but it's popularity is well known and many of the 2011 seniors moved on to play at the college level.
Gameday: The parking lots open at 9:00 a.m. and hot tailgating is allowed so bring your grills, brats, burgers or whatever you want to throw on to get ready for the big game.
Lacrosse sticks will be allowed in the stadium but lacrosse balls will not.
Binghamton (1-2) returns home from a current two-game road trip to square off with MAAC opponent Siena (1-2) Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex in Vestal, NY. Both teams are looking to end losing streaks after winning their openers in 2012.
The Bearcats are 2-3 all-time against the Saints, most recently falling 10-3 on the road at Siena March 22 last season. Now-senior attackman Bryan Neufeld tallied four goals and an assist for Siena in the victory. BU last defeated Siena back in April of 2010 with a 9-8 victory in double overtime. Tyler Perrelle, now a junior midfielder for Binghamton, recorded the game-winning goal on an assist from Matt Springer.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Cornell University lacrosse star and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Eamon McEneaney as the recipient of the second annual Tewaaraton Legends Award.
A three-time All-American lacrosse player at Cornell (1975-77), McEneaney led the Big Red to consecutive undefeated seasons and NCAA Division I titles in 1976 and 1977. As a sophomore in 1975, he earned the Turnbull Award as the nation's best attackman and was named the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Player of the Year. Selected as the most outstanding player of the 1977 NCAA championship game, McEneaney went on to represent the United States in the 1978 World Lacrosse Championships.
Cornell is off to its best start since in four seasons with a 3-0 record and an unblemished Ivy League record so far. The 2012 edition of the Big Red is one year removed from a 6-8 campaign, but with a large group of nine experienced seniors and 10 returning starters, Cornell is expecting to compete in the challenging Ivy League.
The Lions, based in New York City, are 1-2 so far this season and lost their only Ivy League contest last weekend to Brown by a 14-10 margin. Columbia's lone victory came in a 14-5 defeat of Mount St. Mary's, and the Lions' other loss was to American in Washington, D.C.
The women's lacrosse game between #1 Le Moyne College and #12 Bentley University on Friday afternoon has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. Prior to the postponement, the Dolphins held a 9-0 lead through 19 minutes and 37 seconds. Today's statistics do not count and the rescheduled game will be played in its entirety.
Jeremy Beresovoy (Lafayette) earned NEAC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors following a pair of team leading performances to open the season . . . Senior midfielder Hillary Hartnett (Fairport) was named the NEAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week following a team-high four goal performance in a 13-8 loss to Elmira on Saturday.
After having its season opener against Utica postponed last Saturday, the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (1-0) didn’t let rain stop them in an 11-8 win at Clarkson University (0-1) on Thursday night. Senior captain Aubrey Macintosh led the Bears with three goals, while senior attack Maribeth Simmons added two goals and an assist and senior captain Carly Richards chipped in a goal and two assists.
With a perfect 3-0 season record, No. 3-ranked Cornell hits the road this weekend, trading a familiar Schoellkopf Field for M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The Red (3-0) is set to face off against the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (6-0) on Saturday afternoon as part of the 2012 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.
Coming off a 9-8 win over Rutgers on Tuesday night, Army (3-3) is set to face service academy foe Air Force (2-2) for the 18th all-time meeting between the academies on Saturday, March 10. The rivalry game will take place on the campus of The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas. Face-off is set for 1 p.m. local time.
Syracuse will face an opponent ranked in the top fi ve for the second consecutive game when
it takes on No. 3/4 Maryland in College Park. The Orange is coming off a double-overtime win
against No. 4/5 Florida last weekend.
The sixth-ranked Orange opens the BIG EAST portion of its schedule Saturday, March 10 with a 1 p.m. game against St. John’s at DaSilva Memorial Field. It’s the second of three straight road games for the Orange, which visited top-ranked Virginia last weekend and travels to Johns Hopkins on March 17.
On January 3, 1998, the Ontario Raiders opened the regular season against the defending Champion Rochester Knighthawks at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. The Knightawks went on to win that game in overtime 15-14 over the Raiders. Ontario’s rookie forward Mike Accursi beat 1997 Championship Game MVP Steve Dietrich to give his team an early 1-0 lead with the first professional goal of what would become a long and successful career in the National Lacrosse League.
Senior attackman Sean Connors (Camillus, N.Y./Marcellus) and sophomore midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored three goals apiece to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 13-4 win over Adams State on Thursday afternoon at Regis Jesuit High School.
Le Moyne (4-0), which has scored 13 goals in three straight games, opens Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday, March 17 against defending Northeast-10 champion Adelphi at 1:00 p.m.
Junior midfielder Katherine Hunsberger netted the game-winning goal with 1:09 left in sudden death overtime to catapult the visiting Binghamton women’s lacrosse team to a 17-16 come-from-behind victory over Marist College, Wednesday evening at Tenney Stadium.
The Bearcats never led until Hunsberger’s heroics sent everyone home after 70:51 of play. Junior Kristen Stone set a new program record for goals in a game with seven for the Bearcats (1-2), who recorded their first-ever win over Marist (0-5).
The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has climbed to first place in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, as announced by the association on Tuesday morning.
Despite transferring from Virginia, Cornell’s Connor English still keeps in touch with his former teammates. But those communiqués have died down slightly as the No. 1 Cavaliers and No. 3 Big Red prepare to meet at theKonica MinoltaFace-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday.
“This week was more of, ‘Hey, looking forward to seeing you down there on Saturday. Should be a good game,’” English said Wednesday. “We left it at that.”
Kenny Coughlin of Tottenville HS, a three-time Advance All Star in football and one-time honoree in lacrosse, has made a verbal commitment to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the Fall.
"I'm meeting with the Lacrosse coach in April," the two-sport star explained. "I'm really looking forward to that. I will have to make the team as a walk-on, but that's fine with me."
Nora Barry, Florida: (Marcellus) Barry got off to a blazing hot start and continues to keep the petal on the gas. Kailah Kempney, Syracuse (Carthage): Ripping off five goals and one assist in her first collegiate game, Kempney helped lead Syracuse to a win over No. 12 Boston College. .
The Division III season is nearly full blast with more teams up North having started their season this past weekend and more squads, including the almighty NESCAC programs, kicking off action this weekend.
The Rochester Knighthawks will spend their Sunday afternoon in Victor supporting St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. The foundation will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Mickey Finn’s on Sunday, March 11th.
US Lacrosse is among the many national sports organizations that have endorsed HR 2600, the proposed congressional legislation aimed at curbing youth sports concussions and other brain injuries. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-07) is the primary sponsor of HR 2600 along with a large bipartisan group of co-sponsors.
CBS Sports Network has announced the broadcast team that will announce National Lacrosse League games on the network this season, starting on April 7. The network announced that Casey Powell, a previous winner of the National Lacrosse League’s Most Valuable Player Award, and Mike Powell, who along with Casey was a former All-American at Syracuse University, join CBS Sports Network as game analysts for the Network’s NLL schedule.
The No. 5 University of Florida lacrosse team traveled to our nation’s capital this afternoon to take on No. 15 Georgetown. Junior Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) made a school record 15 saves, and Gabi Wiegand (Bay Shore, N.Y.) and Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) each scored five points to lead the Gators past the Hoyas, 12-9. The win lifts Florida to 5-2 (0-0 ALC), while Georgetown falls to 2-1 (1-0 BIG EAST).
Sophomore goalie Anthony DeLeo picked up his first collegiate win, and senior Tyler Russell scored six goals helping the sixth ranked RIT (2-0) men's lacrosse team to a 16-10 win over The College at Brockport in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore brothers Riley Austin (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) and Alex Austin (Rochester, NY/Trinity-Pawling) each scored three goals for The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team but the Golden Eagles fell to the No. 6 ranked RIT Tigers 16-10 on Wednesday.
The nationally fifth-ranked Salisbury women's lacrosse team built a 12-7 lead early in the second half and held off a Cortland rally to earn a 12-11 victory versus the third-ranked Red Dragons Wednesday night in non-conference action. The Red Dragons dropped to 1-1 with the setback, while the Sea Gulls improved to 3-0.
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (2-0) jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after the first quarter before posting a 13-2 win over SUNY Canton (0-1) on Wednesday. Freshman Cody Hoose (Syracuse, N.Y.) broke out for four goals and three assists, while eight other Lakers scored in the victory.
With a dominating effort the Clarkson University Men’s Lacrosse team opened the home portion of the 2012 campaign with an impressive performance as the Golden Knights soundly defeated Norwich University 14-2 at Hantz Turf Field on Wednesday evening.
The RIT (1-1) women's lacrosse team lost a wild game to Lynchburg College 20-19 in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. RIT led 7-3 at the half, but were outscored 17-12 in the second half. Lynchburg's Kendall Atkin tallied six goals including the game-winner with 43 seconds to play in regulation.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team got its 2012 campaign off on the right foot Wednesday, shaking off some rust and a 3-0 first-period deficit to defeat visiting Lycoming College, 13-8, at Higgins Stadium.
Sophomore Meg Colitz tallied a game-best five goals to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team to a 14-5 victory over Western New England University in its season opener. The Engineers, who saw four players score, are now 1-0, while the Golden Bears slip to 1-2 on the season.
Senior attack Ted McKenna and sophomore attack Rob Santangelo each had five goals, and senior goalie Sean Aaron made 14 saves to help lead No. 11 Union men's lacrosse (1-1) to a 19-6 win over Oneonta State (0-2) at All College Field. Union led 8-5 at the half and put the clamps on the Red Dragons attack to the tune of 11-1 in the second half.
Gary Gait was a three-time national champion while starring as a Syracuse attack. He's been called the best player in lacrosse history. His successful career as a coach, though, began at Maryland, where he helped the Terrapins win seven national titles as an assistant from 1995-2001.
Matt Pratt never really entertained the notion. Playing for Syracuse would be a dream, but it seemed out of reach. A lack of interest from Division-I teams, including the Orange, dispelled the possibility of one day playing on the Carrier Dome turf. But two standout seasons at Onondaga Community College changed all of that.
Protecting players from themselves is at the heart of the rule changes for the 2012 girls high school lacrosse season, which is intended to have a long-lasting impact on the evolution of the rapidly growing sport.
The Bullis School became one of the first girls’ lacrosse team to wear self-mandated rugby-style helmets Tuesday night when it hosted Paul VI (Va.) to open the season. Considering that nine Bulldogs suffered concussions last year, players and coaches cannot deny the safety aspect of the game.
It's hard being a lacrosse fan in March. Particularly a family member fan. Practices start in gymnasiums because it's too cold, snowy, or wet outside. cold day No matter how big a fan you are it's hard being the mother or father of a lacrosse player that's confined to a gym.
It's been nearly three days since Virginia took down Syracuse 14-10 (on the ESPN mothership no less), and the lacrosse pundit class and message-board intelligentsia have all come to consensus. UVa and 'Cuse played lacrosse the way it was meant to be played.
The end-to-end rushes. Tim Desko catching the ball in transition and putting the ball through his legs (again). Colin Briggs slashing through half the Orange defense. Syracuse senior midfielder Bobby Eilers doing his best Brian Solliday impression. Wahoo Scott McWilliams pestering Desko with those big one-handed slap checks. Brian Megill giving Steele Stanwick four quarters of business.
Cornell will have an early opportunity to test itself against the nation's top-ranked team in a showcase game against No. 1/1 Virginia on Saturday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. as part of the 2012 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. The Big Red and Cavaliers, who squared off twice a season ago, including in last year's Face-Off Classic, enter the weekend as two of the nation's seven unbeaten Division I men's lacrosse teams. Cornell and Virginia have met in two of the last three NCAA tournaments, and this will be the sixth meeting between the squads in the last four years.
Despite being two of the oldest lacrosse teams in the nation, Cornell and Virginia have met just 11 times, and only four of those meetings have occurred during the regular season.
“He is out for an indefinite period of time at this point in time. We are preparing … to play without him for the near future.”
Now, if you are like me, you probably guessed that the quote above was likely something Dan Bylsma would have said about his star player, Sidney Crosby. However, it wasn’t the Pittsburgh Penguins head coach who said that, but rather Cornell men’s lacrosse head coach Ben DeLuca ’98.
The Big Red women's lacrosse team scored the first four goals of its contest at Colgate on Wednesday and never looked back, rolling to a 15-10 victory over the Raiders despite a valiant comeback attempt from the home side in the second half.
story from Colgate Athletics
Following two years of progress, the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team took a surprising step backwards in 2011. The Golden Knights started off well enough with a victory in their first game, but the win proved to be an anomaly in a season of disappointment. Now, fourth-year head coach Kathryn Durki and assistant coach Kindra Catalano hope that the 2011 season was nothing more than a hiccup on the way to the program’s development into a perennial Liberty League contender.
For 11 of the past 13 years, the SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team has finished in the top four of the State University of New York Athletic Conference to earn a berth in the conference tournament. Consistency has been the trademark of Bears men’s lacrosse under 18th-year head coach Rick Berkman and expectations are no lower this season.
We hope you enjoy learning some fun facts that you might not have known about some of the greatest players to pick up a stick. This week Rhino interviews John Galloway of the Rochester Rattlers and G3 Lacrosse!
It was inevitable. As they say, “there are two types of motorcycle riders- those who have gone down, and those who are going down.” Jake and I were constantly wagering who would be the first of us to go down and although we had always known it was a possibility, the further north we made it the less likely we thought the chances of crashing actually were. Motorcycle accidents always seem to happen like that, when we are the least prepared.
Rob Pannell may be the best men's lacrosse player in the country, and he also may never suit up for the Cornell Big Red again. The senior attackman was on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his left foot Tuesday as the Big Red played host to Canisius in game three of the season. (Video 1:21)
The only warmth on Schoellkopf Field Tuesday afternoon radiated from the men’s lacrosse team. The air might have been cold, but the Red was on fire, as Cornell (3-0) sped past the Canisius Golden Griffins (0-1) in a 19-4 landslide victory.
Freshman Corey Herrington (Camillus, NY) enjoyed quite the auspicious debut for the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse on Saturday in a 16-9 victory over Oneonta State, and Monday he was chosen as the Liberty League Rookie of the Week for his impressive performance.
"I can't really get into detail, I'm not allowed to get into detail, but I can say that he's out an indefinite period of time," DeLuca said. "We're preparing to play without him for at least the near future."
For the entire first half on Sunday, Syracuse's offensive efficiency masked all of its other issues. Despite a minus 14 margin in ground balls, and a minus six differential in the faceoff X, the Orange sailed into halftime with a two-goal lead.
Powered by goals from nine different players, including three off the sticks of senior captains Andrew Miller and Andrew Liptak, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team defeated Castleton State, 14-3 in non-conference action at East Campus Stadium. The win moves the #17 Engineers to 3-0 on the season, while the Spartans slip to 0-2 overall.
Junior Shelby Vakiener (Fairport) led RIT with six points on four goals and two assists. Senior Becca Lampson (Penn Yan Academy) and sophomore Ashleigh Caruson each tallied four points on three goals and an assist. Tina Podrasky (Scranton, PA/Wyoming Seminary) had a goal and three assists while Marlee Vlassis (East Syracuse Minoa) added four goals for the Tigers.
The nation's top 150 players will compete in what is positioned to be the premier, invite-only recruiting event in girls lacrosse this summer at the Northstar Invitational, taking place July 23-26 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The Rochester Knighthawks will host the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, March 10th at 1:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The first 5,000 fans will receive light-up thundersticks. The game will be broadcast on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.
Cornell senior attackman Rob Pannell was not in the Big Red lineup Tuesday afternoon against Canisius and will reportedly be out up to six weeks after having surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his left foot, an injury sustained in the third quarter of the Big Red's 18-7 win over Army on Saturday.
Attackman Connor English, a Virginia transfer, will likely see an increased role, playing alongside junior Steve Mock and freshman Matt Donovan.
The No. 3 Cornell men's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game against Canisius on Tuesday and never looked back, routing the visiting Golden Griffins 19-4 at Schoellkopf Field.
Connor English had a game-high and career-high five points, the Big Red won 11 of 14 first-half faceoffs and seven different Big Red players scored two goals as Cornell sailed to the victory. The season-high 19 Cornell goals came from 12 different players, and five Big Red athletes earned assists.
story from Canisius
Senior attackman Sean Connors (Marcellus) scored three goals and dished out an assist to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 13-3 win over Colorado Mesa on Tuesday night at Walker Field.
Well, I made a huge step (for me) into the world of 21st-century technology and took a Garmin GPS device with me to Alfred last Saturday. I didn’t need it; I’ve made the trip down to Alfred many times over the years, but I figured it was finally time to get the Christmas present out of its box and see if it would work.
I had to take it into school and have one of my students set it up for me, but once I left the house Saturday morning it gently and accurately guided me through Rochester and then down 390 through Dansville and that region.
Plus, find out what a "Tar" is.
The Colgate men's lacrosse team's offense came alive once again on Tuesday afternoon as the team soared past Hobart 18-8 on Tuesday afternoon in their fourth win of the season.
This was the most goals the Raiders have scored against Hobart since the teams first met in 1921. This was also their second straight win by 10 goals, having defeated Robert Morris 24-14 last weekend.
story from Hobart
Junior attackman Garrett Thul scored his 100th career goal and freshman midfielder John Glesener (West Genesee) completed his first career hat trick as the Army lacrosse team outlasted visiting Rutgers, 9-8, on a chilly Tuesday night at Michie Stadium.
Freshman midfielder Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia) has been named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Monday. The Scarlet Knight was pivotal in RU’s 9-6 victory over Lafayette on March 3, helping control possession by winning 13-of-16 (.813) faceoff opportunities. Nardella also scooped five ground balls in the win.
Art Kell and Kyle Smith each scored three goals and recorded two assists to lead #5 Massachusetts to a 17-7 win over UAlbany in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Garber Field on Tuesday afternoon. UAlbany falls to 0-4 on the season, while UMass improves to 5-0.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team yielded 14 goals Sunday to top-ranked Virginia, matching the most a Lelan Rogers defense has yielded since he became defensive coordinator in 2008. The Cavs scored 14 in an overtime victory over SU in Baltimore that season and did it again Sunday, 68 games later.
Cornell women's lacrosse has started its season on a hot streak, beating Rutgers two weekends ago while topping Ivy League rival Harvard on Saturday to begin 2-0 for the first time since 2009. The Big Red will hope to make it a 3-0 start when it takes a midweek trip to Colgate on Wednesday.
The Big Red comes to Hamilton with a 2-0 record and is 1-0 in Ivy League play after beating Harvard last weekend. Colgate is still searching for its first win of the season after dropping a 12-6 decision last Saturday to Drexel. All the necessary game day links, including live video, visit the Women's Lacrosse Game Central webpage.
Sophomore midfielder Michael Antinozzi was announced as Player of the Week by the America East conference late Monday afternoon. Antinozzi, who leads the team and conference with 10 goals, combined to score seven goals over a two-game stretch this past week. His 3.33 goals per game ranks him seventh best in the nation.
Second-ranked North Carolina got five goals and one assist from Laura Zimmerman (Westhill) and three goals and three assists from Becky Lynch and defeated Lehigh 16-8 in collegiate women's lacrosse action on Tuesday evening at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. With the victory, the Tar Heels improve to 7-0 this season. Lehigh falls to 2-3 with the defeat.
In the 2011 season, Brockport women's lacrosse finished 10-7 overall, 6-2 SUNYAC and made it to its second straight NCAA Division III tournament. The Eagles are back in full swing with some returning players and new faces including first-year head coach Stephen Wagner.
US Lacrosse has received additional clarifications and corrections to the rules for high school boys' lacrosse in 2012 from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NFHS is the rules-writing body for high school boys' lacrosse. From the NFHS:
The IL Gear Zone keeps trucking with more 2012 Game Day Gear as we bring you a look at the University at Albany Great Danes' on-field kits for this season. The Great Danes were one of six teams taking the field on April 19 in the Carrier Dome, where they fell to the Syracuse Orange 12-7.
Deven Alves (Canandaiguq) of the #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team was named East Coast Conference (ECC) Player of the Week for his efforts in the Lakers' 17-5 win over #11 Chestnut Hill March 3. Alves, a sophomore, scored four goals and dished out two assists in the victory Saturday. He was a force throughout the match, scoring twice in the first quarter, assisting on two second-quarter goals, and then adding a score in each of the final two periods.
from Kyle Ross / The Binghamton University Pipe Dream
The endurance to sustain and defend an attack takes practice and energy. Coming off only three days’ rest since the high-powered game against Cornell University, the Binghamton University men’s lacrosse team lacked energy and was handed its second straight road loss to Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Saturday at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y.
Maybe you are a parent who has already given financially, or maybe you’re a parent who can’t afford to give any more. Perhaps you’re a teacher, or school administrator, that is working with the lacrosse team. Or maybe you’re just interested in the sport, and want to help the kids in your local community. There is simply no better way of doing this than by playing wall ball.
Three teams, Fairfield, Lehigh, and Delaware joined the Top 20 this week, with Virginia finally becoming our unanimous #1. Cornell traded in their one first place vote from last week for a two-spot jump into the #2 position with wins over Army and Binghamton. Maryland, UMass, and Notre Dame also jumped two places within the top ten. The biggest leap, however, goes to the Penn St. defense squad after they shut down both Ohio St. and Notre Dame.
Junior midfielder Gabrielle Kamide (Deferiet, N.Y./Carthage) registered eight points on six goals and two assists to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 17-4 win over East Stroudsburg on Monday afternoon in non-conference at Whitenight Field.
No. 3/3 Cornell won't have an opportunity to look ahead toward Saturday's matchup with No. 1/1 Virginia as Canisius will attempt to pull the upset when the two teams meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red won't have much to go on in its preparations, as the Golden Griffins will become the last Division I lacrosse team to take the field this season. Cornell is 8-0 all-time against Canisius, but the visitors will be attempting to build off a strong close to its 2011 season, when it went 3-3 in its last six contests.
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Junior Michelle Tumolo and sophomore Alyssa Costantino have been named to the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Honor Roll for their performances in the Orange’s two contests last week. The pair helped Syracuse to a 1-1 record, which featured a win against No. 4/5 Florida in double overtime.
Coming off back-to-back losses at current No. 6 Syracuse and No. 3 Cornell over the last two weekends, Army (2-3) returns to Michie Stadium for its final mid-week game of the season. The Black Knights welcome Rutgers (3-2) to the banks of the Hudson for a Tuesday affair under the lights. While Army is looking to snap a two-game skid, Rutgers is coming off a 9-6 win over Lafayette and also has victories over Air Force (11-10) and Wagner (9-5).
The ECAC Lacrosse League announced its weekly award winners today. Senior midfielder Bobby Dattilo earned the Specialist of the Week award and sophomore goalie Peter Zonino garnered the Defensive Player of the Week award.
sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Hauk (Immaculate Heart) earned his first Commonwealth Conference Defensive Player of the Week award . . . Hauk turned in a special performance against SUNY Geneseo, as he posted nine saves and an assist in the game. He recovered from a five-goal first quarter by allowing just four goals the rest of the game, making seven saves in the last two quarters, including five in the fourth, allowing the Warriors to hold on to the late lead. He also added an assist on a key goal in Lycoming's 5-0 run, running the length of the field before finding Romano for the goal to cut the Knights' lead to two points.
The top three remain unchanged in the USILA Coaches' Poll for March 5. Salisbury, Tufts and Cortland are the top teams, with the Sea Gulls grabbing all 16 first-place votes. Stevenson moved up a spot, and Amherst enters the top five. Middlebury moves from No. 4 to No. 8.
Stevenson men's lacrosse head coach Paul Cantabene became the second-fastest in Division III to win 100 career games while the No. 5-ranked Mustangs remained unbeaten in three games at the new Mustang Stadium with a 6-4 victory over Western New England Saturday night.
Paul Cantabene stood by himself on the side of the practice field, his arms crossed and his head bowed as he stared at the ground. The players on his team, a motley lacrosse bunch, had already migrated back to a makeshift area that constituted a locker room after the first day of fall ball back in 2004.
The Rochester Knighthawks started the second half of the season off with a strong performance, defeating the Philadelphia Wings 11-8 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. With the victory Rochester improved to 4-5 overall, and moved within a half game of Philadelphia in the East Division Standings. The Wings dropped to 4-4 with the loss.
Cornell senior attackman Rob Pannell was named the Ivy League men's lacrosse Player of the Week and freshman linemate Matt Donovan was named the conference's Rookie of the Week this afternoon. In addition, sophomore face-off specialist Doug Tesoriero earned a spot on the Honor Roll.
Syracuse men’s lacrosse sophomore attackman Derek Maltz was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Monday, March 5 for his five-point performance in the Orange’s 14-10 loss at No. 1 Virginia. Maltz set career highs in goals (3) and assists (2) in the contest.
Lacrosse fans have come to expect a certain caliber of play when Virginia plays Syracuse. The last five match-ups between the two squads have been decided by a total of six goals, with Syracuse nabbing the victory in the 2011 campaign. Sunday’s tilt provided the same run-and-gun, “track meet” mentality that has become standard in the series, with Virginia erasing a two-goal halftime deficit to emerge victorious, 14-10.
The Big Red put on a virtual offensive clinic in blowing away the Black Knights 18-7 at Schoellkopf Field. But the performance was rendered bittersweet when Rob Pannell, the senior captain and reigning national player of the year, left the game late in the third period with a sprained ankle.
from Chris Iseman and Andrew Tredinnick / The Daily Orange
It was the type of play that doomed Syracuse all day. Virginia midfielder Ryan Benincasa won the faceoff and rushed out in transition. UVa attack Owen Van Arsdale caught the ball on the attacking line, drew the defender and fed the ball to Mark Cockerton, who had an open lane and fired a shot past SU goaltender Matt Lerman.
With five unanswered goals in the second quarter, Syracuse rallied from behind, took the lead going into halftime and stole the momentum away from Virginia. Out of the break, though, the Cavaliers showed why they're the No. 1 team in the nation. They stormed back to take the lead with a scoring barrage and never gave it back.
Freshman Brittany DiBenenedetto (Bronx, N.Y.) scored her first collegiate goal for the Roos and sophomore Holli-Jo Cota (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) had six saves in 30 minutes and freshman Laura Pratt (Binghamton, N.Y.) had three saves in 30 minutes.
No one is very happy in Banditland right now. The club suffered its franchise-record fifth consecutive loss on Saturday, falling to the Colorado Mammoth, 16-13, in front of 15,845 at First Niagara Center. The loss drops the Bandits' record to 2-5 but they remain only 1.5 games behind first-place Toronto in the East Division.
Top-ranked Virginia scored 10 second-half goals and went on to defeat No. 3 Syracuse, 14-10, Sunday, March 4 at Klöckner Stadium. The Orange (2-1) held a 6-4 halftime lead, but the Cavaliers (5-0) outscored SU, 10-4, after intermission to remain unbeaten.
Sophomore attackman Derek Maltz led the Orange with a career-high five points on three goals and two assists. Syracuse also got four points (3g, 1a) from redshirt senior Tim Desko.
It was a strange scene. The Syracuse University lacrosse team had just fallen to top-ranked Virginia 14-10 Sunday evening before a Klockner Stadium crowd of 5,855 and an ESPN television audience, and not a single Orange player appeared downcast afterward. For that matter, the Cavaliers’ victory celebration was fairly tame.
The Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team (2-0) defeated Farmingdale State (0-2), 10-8, in a non-conference game Sunday. The Cardinals outshot the Rams 54-24, but saw their offense silenced in the second half as all 10 Plattsburgh goals came in the first 30 minutes of play. Plattsburgh returns to action Saturday in a non-conference game against Manhattanville. The game will be played at Division Avenue High School in Levittown, N.Y. at 7 p.m.
Despite four goals from freshmen Nicholas Dolan (Englewood, Colo.), the Wells College men's lacrosse team fell 22-8 to Albright College on Sunday afternoon in Reading, Pa. The loss drops the Express to 0-2 on the season while Albright improves to 3-0.
With five goals on five shots, freshman Corey Herrington (West Genesee) certainly made an impressive first impression for the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team as the Golden Knights kicked off the 2012 season with a 16-9 victory over Oneonta State Saturday afternoon.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team scored four goals in the third quarter and slowed down Haverford's offense in the second half en route to a 7-6 opening win over the Fords in Bronxville, NY on Saturday afternoon.
The Marist men's lacrosse team continued their four game road swing to start the season with a 10-9 come from behind victory at Stony Brook Saturday afternoon in a non-conference contest. The win avenged a 13-7 home loss last season at the hand of the then seventh-ranked Seawolves.
With the score tied late in the third quarter, the Oswego State men's lacrosse team scored eight unanswered goals en route to a season-opening 15-7 win against Morrisville Saturday afternoon. The Lakers (1-0) were led by Chris Porten's (Auburn) four goals and three assists, while Ian O'Brien (Sr., Gansevoort, N.Y.) stopped 11 shots to hand the Mustangs their first loss of the season.
Senior Gino Marcello (Churchville Chili) scored two goals with four assists, junior Chris Redington (Tully) had three goals and two assists while junior Mike Crumlish (Hilton) and freshman James Voigt (Penn Yan) each had two goals and an assist for the Storm, which defeated Shenandoah 11-5 in the 2011 season-opener.
Buffalo Bandits coach Darris Kilgour was in no mood for diplomacy after his team's 16-13 loss to the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday night. "Our defense was terrible, and until we fix the defense we're going to be a bad team, and we are a bad team right now," Kilgour said after the game played before 15,845 in the First Niagara Center.
Frank Resetarits' return to Western New York to play professional lacrosse ended with a thud this week. The Hamburg native was released by the Buffalo Bandits as part of a roster shuffling before the team played Colorado on Saturday.
The Rochester Knighthawks used a four-goal fourth quarter to defeat the first-place Philadelphia Wings 11-8 tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Forward Mike Accursi led the comeback with three of his game-high seven points in the final quarter.
All three staarting attackmen were credited with six points as Cornell ran away for an 18-7 win over Army on Saturday afternoon at Newman Arena. The Big Red remained unbeaten (2-0), while the Black Knights fell to 2-3 on the year. Steve Mock scores all five of his goals in the second quarter as the Big Red raced out to a 6-2 lead and never looked back. He added an assist, while Rob Pannell scored one goal and notched five assists. Freshman Matt Donovan was impressive in his second collegiate game with four goals and two assists in the victory. In all, 12 different players were credited with at least one point and 11 scored a goal. Also collecting multi-point games were Max Van Bourgondien (one goal, two assists) and Scott Austin (one goal, one assist).
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Florida in 2OT
Sophomore Katie Webster scored a goal 45 seconds in to the second overtime period to give the No. 9/11 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team (2-2) a 12-11 victory against No. 4/5 Florida (4-2) in Gainesville on Saturday, March 3. It marks the Orange’s first win against an opponent ranked in the top five since 2006. Sophomore Kirkland Locey won the opening draw of the second overtime and passed the ball to junior Bridget Daley on the left side. Daley gave the ball to Webster, who started her dodge at the top of the fan on the right side. She put a low bounce shot from the eight-meter arc in the goal for the game winner.
The victory may prove to be bittersweet, however, as senior and reigning national player of the year Rob Pannell left the game late in the third period after injuring his lower left leg on a play where he recorded an assist. Pannell collapsed in visible pain, and after failing to get up under his own strength was helped off the field by a pair of teammates. He did not re-enter the game in the fourth period and was limping heavily after the contest.
Hobart College sophomore goalie Peter Zonino made his collegiate debut a memorable one, recording 16 saves to lead the Statesmen to a 15-10 victory over Binghamton University on Boswell Field this afternoon. He was at his best in the third quarter, turning back seven of the eight shots he faced as Hobart doubled its three-goal halftime lead.
Offensively, sophomore attackman Alex Love continued his torrid start, netting a career-high five goals. Senior attackman Sam Miller stretched his point scoring streak to 26 games with his ninth career hat trick plus an assist. Sophomore attackman Cam Stone and senior midfielder Chris Pedersen added three points apiece.
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The No. 3 Syracuse University lacrosse team will face No. 1 Virginia at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (ESPN) at Klockner Stadium on the UVA campus in Charlottesville. It will be SU’s 23rd game vs. a No. 1-ranked foe in the USILA coaches’ poll. Syracuse is 11-11 vs. No. 1 and 2-2 on the road, including a 13-12 overtime victory over Virginia on March 4, 2000, exactly 12 years ago from tomorrow’s game.
Sophomore Riley Austin (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) scored three goals and junior Jesse Elliott (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) added two goals and five other players each added a goal to lead The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team to a 10-3 victory over Alfred University Saturday afternoon on Merrill Field in Alfred.
Senior Greg Wright (Irondequoit/West Irondequoit) and sophomore Cody Consul (Webster/Webster Schroeder) each scored a pair of goals to lead the nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 6-4 win versus 12th-ranked Union Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 2-0 with the win, while the Dutchmen fell to 0-1.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team fought hard throughout against visiting Connecticut, but their rally fell short falling 14-12 at the Bearcats Sports Complex, Saturday afternoon. Senior attack Lis Zuern had a phenomenal game leading the Bearcats with five goals and two assists for a career-high seven points. Binghamton (0-2) is now 0-3 all-time versus Connecticut (3-1).
Matt Gibson scored two goals and added four assists to lead #16 Yale to a 13-7 win over UAlbany in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. With the loss, the Great Danes fall to 0-3 on the season, while Yale improves to 2-0.
The most recent [National Championship], Virginia’s fourth under Starsia, was the most improbable of the bunch, a four-game run through the 2011 Tournament that followed a 2-4 end to the regular season and the expulsion of two of the team’s brightest stars.
The new varsity season starts next week and for the second year in a row, there has been a large turnover of Head Coaches in Section Five. Ten brand new coaches have joined Hilton's Dave Moore who took over in the middle of the Cadet's campaign last year. In the last two years eighteen new Head Coaches have been appointed in the field of thirty-seven teams that make up lacrosse in the Section.
The Rochester Rattlers will be holding an open tryout for eligible players currently in the Major League Lacrosse Player Pool. Players who have a successful tryout will be claimed from the MLL Player Pool by the team and invited to the Rattlers training camp.
The Buffalo Bandits lost a season-ticket holder when Adam Jones graduated from Canisius College and moved to Denver. Now he'll have an even better view of the action as he returns to play in a game against them.
The last time the Knighthawks visited the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, it was for their season opener and they pummeled the Wings 22-12. Since that night, Rochester has lost five of its last seven games, while Philadelphia has won four of six and is tied for first place in the National Lacrosse League’s East Division with Toronto, 1½ games ahead of the Knighthawks.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will host Binghamton University in its home opener on Saturday, March 3. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Boswell Field. The Statesmen (0-1) will be playing their first game since Feb. 19 after their originally scheduled home opener on Feb. 25 was cancelled due to snow.
New York had the most teams in the POWERADE FAB 50 ESPNHS Team Rankings of any state last season. The Empire state even had more teams (18) than two other hotbeds combined -- Maryland (10) and Pennsylvania (6).
This season there are several New York teams that should vie for the FAB 50 National Championship with St. Anthony's (South Huntington, N.Y.) possibly leading the way. Expect Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.) to once again be a top vote getter in the preseason as they boast the longest active winning streak in the nation.
The nationally third-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored 12 of the final 13 goals in the game to erase a 5-2 deficit and went on to defeat Union, 14-6, in the season-opening game for both teams. Senior Lindsay Abbott (Onondaga Central) led the Red Dragons with eight points on four goals and four assists. Senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) recorded three goals and two assists, junior Gina Campese (East Syracuse/East Syracuse-Minoa) had two goals and two assists . . .
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No. 9/11 Syracuse (1-2) continues its tough early-season schedule when it takes on No. 4/5 Florida (4-1) in Gainesville on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. The Orange will be facing a team ranked in the top 10 for the third consecutive game.
The contest will be broadcast live on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area. Live audio for the matchup will be available on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Freshman Ari Waffle (Fayetteville-Manlius) took a pass from Cam Mann and scored the winning goal with 3:12 to play in overtime as Jacksonville University beat Michigan 9-8 at D.B. Milne Field here Friday.
Albany,N.Y.- The UAlbany men's lacrosse team will visit Yale on Saturday, March 3rd at 1 pm at Reese Stadium. The Great Danes enter the game at 0-2, dropping their first two games of the season to #8 Syracuse and Drexel.
After a slow start to the 2011 season, the Keuka College men’s lacrosse team finished strong, winning nine of its final 10 games and capturing the college’s second North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) postseason crown in three years.
His locker is a shrine to his value as a teammate, and his legacy lives despite spending just one year at Marist College. The Red Foxes men’s lacrosse team has dedicated its season to Eddie Coombs’ memory. And they did their good friend proud last Saturday by opening the campaign with a 12-10 victory over host Sacred Heart.
Mikey and Casey Powell will debut as CBS Sports Network analysts for National Lacrosse League broadcasts April 7, according to item published Thursday night by USA Today sports media columnist Michael Hiestand. The brothers will also work the NLL title game on April 18. Their April 7 debut game in the booth features the Philadelphia Wings at the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m.
Syracuse didn't have much time to think about its dramatic overtime loss to Northwestern on Wednesday. The Orange had less than 12 hours from the moment the final whistle blew until the time it had to board its flight to Gainesville, Fla., the next morning. But SU wouldn't have it any other way.
Dom Starsia has been coaching college lacrosse teams for 30 years now. He has authored 333 Division I victories, more than any other coach in the sport’s history. He enjoys a place in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Starsia will be on the sideline at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (ESPN) when his top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) face No. 3 Syracuse (2-0) in Charlottesville. The two fierce but friendly rivals have won 10 of the last 17 NCAA championships.
Fresh off a 17-12 victory over rival Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon, the men’s lacrosse team is primed to face off against Army (2-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. No. 3/7 Cornell (1-0) looks to start its season on strong footing by beating the highly-regarded Patriot League team that handed the Red one of its two regular season losses last year.“
The Rochester Knighthawks will kick off its fundraising efforts for CURE Childhood Cancer Association on Thursday, March 15th at Scotland Yard. That evening, fans can meet BEE Morning Coffee Club host Jeremy Newman, members of the Knightingales Dance Team and local sports legends as they raise money for CURE at the restaurant located at 187 St. Paul Street.
Circle the date and spread the word: "Crooked Arrows" will hit theaters May 18.
"We've worked a long time on this movie, I'm really proud of it, and it's certainly a dream come true," said co-producer Mitchell Peck, who championed the script in the mid-1990s, and after nearly breaking into the Hollywood studio system decided to pursue its production independently three years ago.
For the film, the cast of lacrosse players who make up the Crooked Arrows team in the movie — which includes many young Iroquois players from the Onondaga Nation — wore custom Cascade CPX-R helmets, with a little something extra that you won't see on any other helmets out there: two feathers. In Onondaga culture, men often wear a gustoweh (a feathered hat) that features two eagle feathers near the creases in the cap, representing that the Onondaga are known as the "People of the Hills."
G3 Lacrosse is more than just another camp or clinic. Throughout the year, we will be providing a blog for any fan of the game to follow. Learn about the NCAA landscape, updates on coaching at the Division I level, G3 events and appearances, community service events and so forth. Stay tuned to hear the latest on G3 Lacrosse and its founder, John Galloway!
No. 3/7 Cornell opened its 2012 season on the right foot against Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon, but now faces another tough early season challenge when highly-regarded Army comes to town on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field. The Black Knights, who handed the Big Red one of its two regular season losses a year ago, is receiving votes in both national polls and nearly upset No. 6 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome last weekend.
From a coach's standpoint, the concept is perfectly logical. If I can't get all of the prospective student-athletes I want from a certain area to come to campus to watch my team, I'll bring the game to them. It appears this is slowly becoming a tactic used by Division III coaches who may not necessarily have the recruiting budget to visit hotbeds on multiple occasions or perhaps don't have the institutional notoriety to attract a high-end player from a top program for a visit. Money's tight for both public and private schools, so utilizing the travel budget to indirectly supplement the recruiting funds is ingenious.
That offense has already produced double-digit scoring seasons from Justine Groothuis (14 goals, six assists), Lexi Crusha (Corning)(11 goals, eight assists), Kara Cashen (13 goals, four assists), Lindsey Palmer (10 goals, one assist) and Kathryn St. George (10 goals). As the only Division II schools for miles in any direction, Lindenwood recruits from all over. Crusha is from Corning, N.Y. Cashen is from outside Baltimore. St. George is from St. Louis. Groothuis and Palmer are from Ontario. The Lions feature players from seven different states and two Canadian provinces.
As a goalkeeper at the Naval Academy, RJ Wickham (Penn Yan) plays in the shadow of a long line of standout predecessors, including Dennis Wedekind, Mickey Jarboe and Matt Russell, all of whom were named the nation's top goalie during their tenure.
The IL Gear Zone hits you with more 2012 NCAA Game Day Gear with an in-game look at the Hobart Statesmen, a squad that traveled to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Feb. 19 to take on the Siena Saints as part of a triple-header. After being down 13-7 near the end of the third quarter, Hobart rattled off the final four goals of the game to make it a close one.
Part of getting off of the beaten path involved exploring the remote central areas of Honduras. Beautiful lush landscape gives way to steep mountain passes combining to form an adventurer’s paradise. Jake and I spent our days searching out the coolest outdoor activities, and Honduras had a lot to offer.
Syracuse University lacrosse coach John Desko said he will likely continue with the goalie rotation of sophomores Matt Lerman and Dominic Lamolinara when the No. 3 Orange travels to No. 1 Virginia for a 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) showdown Sunday.
In the midst of a grueling dumbbell rip and press workout during Winter Break, [Derek] Maltz decided he had enough. Then Scott Mitchell reminded him why he was there all alone that night. Maltz was penciled in as a starter for Syracuse in the fall. But he hadn't proven anything on the field yet to lock it up.
Syracuse University lacrosse attackman Derek Maltz spent most of last season standing on the sideline next to coach John Desko. This season Maltz has four goals and an assist in two games as SU's crease attackman.
In an effort to keep bringing you the newest and even some of the lesser-known products on the lacrosse market, the Gear Zone gives you a look at a start-up business in Central New York — a student-run business, actually, known as Miracle Mesh. Alex Lesins, a 19-year student at Onondaga Community College, played lacrosse at Westhill, a Class C high school in Syracuse, and though he's not playing on a college team these days, he's still involved with the game through his venture.
A vacancy in the goal may make or break the men’s lacrosse team’s chances of winning its first Empire 8 Conference title since 2008. From left, senior attack Devin Weinshank checks junior defender Adam Wacenske during a one-on-one drill during practice Feb. 21 at Higgins Stadium. Three players will compete to replace two-time Empire 8 Goalie of the Year David Gal ’11 in the cage.
2011 was a season of near misses for the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team. The Bears posted a 5-11 overall record and a 1-7 SUNYAC mark. Potsdam lost four games by three goals or less, including two games in overtime. 10th-year head coach Lauren Bruce and first-year assistant Amanda Smith hope to use those games as motivation in 2012 and take advantage of the experience gained from playing in close, pressure filled conditions.
Syracuse junior Michelle Tumolo scored her third goal of the night with 51 seconds remaining to tie the game at 9-9, but the No. 9/11 Orange (1-2) allowed two goals in overtime in an 11-9 setback to No. 1/1 Northwestern (3-0) on Wednesday, Feb. 29 in the Carrier Dome
Syracuse rallied from a three-goal deficit in the final five minutes of regulation to force the extra session. Trailing 6-3 at halftime, Northwestern opened the second half with six unanswered goals to take 9-6 lead with 9:54 on the clock. Shannon Smith had four of her game-high six points on three goals and an assist during the run.
You can see many more of Rich's photos at LaxPower.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team started its season last week with a thrilling win at Rutgers, but the meat of its Ivy League schedule doesn't wait long to begin. A contest at Harvard on Saturday could be one of its biggest games of the year in determining where it finishes among the Ancient Eight and its place in the Ivy League Tournament.
The Crimson have a more than two-to-one advantage in the teams' lifetime series, leading 22-10. Though the teams have met every year since 1980, Harvard's record in the series has improved over the last three years, as the Crimson won each of the last three meetings.
Last month, ArchLevel Lacrosse announced their official partnership with the European Lacrosse Championships 2012; which would see them attempt to attract a high profile player from the US to attend the event as a “special guest” for workshops, demonstrations, and more. Today, ArchLevel announced who that player would be; Syracuse University all-time leading scorer, and newly signed Easton Lacrosse sponsored athlete . . . Mike Powell.
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team is ranked in the top five in three categories in the first edition of the NCAA team and player rankings released earlier this week. The Orange is fifth in both team faceoff winning percentage and ground balls per game, while junior defender Brian Megill is tied for fourth in caused turnovers per game.
[Dr. Patrick R.] Damore, an Oswego, N.Y. native, has served as the first, and only, commissioner in the history of the Division III athletics conference. He has held the post since 1979, acting in the full-time capacity since 1985.
The US Lacrosse men’s and women’s game safety subcommittees have announced a new safety and sportsmanship initiative for 2012 aimed to increase awareness of a different safety- or sportsmanship-related theme every three months to lacrosse players, coaches, officials and parents.
One of the IL Gear Zone writers has an affinity for all things northern/upstate New York, especially when it comes to Plattsburgh, a wonderful small city located on the western shores of Lake Champlain in Clinton County, about an hour south of Montreal. The Gear Zone connected with SUNY Plattsburgh first-year head coach Ryan Cavanagh, who took over after P.J. Kavanagh was hired by the University of Mount Union and the Ohio Machine, and the new coach Cavanagh gave us an interesting look at the Cardinals' kits for 2012.
For the third straight year I'm back to write "UnCensered." A brainchild of Lacrosse Magazine editor Matt DaSilva, the name of my column derives in part from my last name and in part from featuring the inane and irreverent musings of a Division III washout with a full cable package.