The conversation for Liverpool's lacrosse team never strayed far from last year's heartache. The Warriors talked about the devastation of that 7-6 triple overtime Class A championship defeat to West Genesee on bus rides, in private discussions, in weight room sweat sessions.
So when Liverpool midfielder Kyle DeAngelis threw the ball past West Genny goalie Scott Sidnam with six seconds left in overtime in Wednesday's Class A showdown at Cicero-North Syracuse, the Liverpool celebration encompassed more than one simple Section III title.
Conner Johnston bided his time.
The Homer midfielder lost six of the first seven faceoffs he contested in Wednesday’s Section III Class C lacrosse championship game. As defending state champion Cazenovia capitalized on all those faceoff wins to seize a 3-0 lead, Johnston watched, experimented, waited.
The Silver Creek Black Knights are the 2012 Section VI Class C Boys Lacrosse Champions as they defeated the Akron Tigers 29-15 on Wednesday night at All-High Stadium.
Zed Williams, Silver Creek's perennial All-WNY selection and a top college recruit as only a junior, was 20 points away from the state all-time points record (533) coming into the game. Williams came close, scoring five goals and in most impressive and unselfish fashion, added a season-high 11 assists.
“That coach over there, I have more respect for him than anyone out there,” J-D coach Jamie Archer said of Carthage coach Kirk Ventiquattro. “He always gets the most of his team, and that’s exactly what he did. His team did what they had to do to stay in this game. They made it a dogfight.”
“I hope we gave them a good run,” said Carthage senior goalie Zach Anderson (eight saves). “Last year it was kind of embarrassing with the way we lost, they were probably more talented last year, but this year we’re better as a team.”
Senior scoring machine Taylor Giglio netted six goals to help propel the Oswego varsity girls lacrosse team to a 13-7 victory over rival Fulton to claim the Section III Class B championship for the second consecutive season.
A tornado warning for the Fort Covington area forced Tuesday’s practice to be cancelled for the Salmon River boys lacrosse team. The Shamrocks then opened Class C state tournament play on Wednesday versus Johnson City and quickly found themselves down by two goals to the Section 4 champions, but rallied for a 15-6 triumph.
A lineup of three championship lacrosse games began with two highly-anticipated nailbiters for finals in Class C and A and ended with Western New York’s top team asserting its dominance in Class B on Tuesday, May 29 at All-High Stadium.
It’s hard to believe after an 18-3 win that the Queensbury boys lacrosse team could find something to nitpick. But it could, and maybe in the long run that’s a good thing. Because the next opponent the Spartans face will be a lot tougher.
As the Queensbury girls lacrosse team walked off the turf at John Fallon Field on the campus of the University at Albany on Wednesday, players compared and contrasted their maroon and white sectional patches. While they signified the team’s 12-8 victory over Burnt Hills in the Class B final of the Section II Girls Lacrosse Tournament, Emma Morrissey wasn’t entirely satisfied.
When the final whistle sounded, coach Courtney Hill and her Shaker girls' lacrosse team poured onto the field, sporting smiles a mile wide. They had pulled off something no other team had been able to do all season long — defeat Guilderland.
Actor Alec Baldwin is expected to make a guest appearance at a fundraiser Sunday to help save modified sports teams in the West Genesee school district. This is the second year, Baldwin (whose mother, Carol Baldwin, lives in Camillus) has been involved in the fundraising efforts.
Take a look at the Rochester Knighthawks' 2012 NLL Champion's Cup video. The Knighthawks capped off an incredible season by rallying to defeat the Edmonton Rush, 9-6, on May 19th. It was the third NLL championship in the 18-year history of the franchise, and the first won on its home turf. (7:31)
The top seeded Penn Yan (Class C), Irondequoit (Class B) and Fairport (Class A) each won their games on Championship Tuesday to earn their trips to the NYS tournament which, for Section V, starts on Saturday with the quarter finals games in Buffalo.
When Karli Pawlak was first forced into the No. 1 goalkeeper role for the Lancaster High School girls lacrosse team, all the rookie netminder could do was work hard and keep getting better. That improvement has happened faster than anyone could have expected. And in the Redskins' biggest game of the season, Pawlak went from a supporting role to star of the show.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude knew it was going to get St. Joe's best shot. The top-seeded Tigers got that and more, but used a strong third quarter to fend off the second-seeded Marauders, 15-8, for the Monsignor Martin boys lacrosse championship before an estimated 350 at Nichols on Tuesday. Timon (16-4), which had won all of its regular-season league games by at least 12 goals, owned 18-3 and 18-1 victories over St. Joe's earlier this year.
The last Section 9 team to win a game in the state playoffs was James I. O'Neill, which defeated Greenwich of Section 2 in 2006 in a Class C game. In fact, O'Neill is the only Section 9 program to have ever won a game in the state playoffs, having also won first-round games in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
There was little doubt Peter Baum was one of the top players in Oregon lacrosse when he graduated from Portland's Lincoln High School in 2009. The former Cardinals attackman relied on his elite speed to dart past opposing defenders, racking up 180 goals and 70 assists over three years on varsity. It was unclear, however, how those numbers would translate to the college level.
Rob Pannell, a star attackman on the Cornell men’s lacrosse team, has applied to the Ivy League for another year of eligibility but has yet to officially receive it, a reliable source said Tuesday night.
Take a look at the Rochester Knighthawks' 2012 NLL Champion's Cup video. The Knighthawks capped off an incredible season by rallying to defeat the Edmonton Rush, 9-6, on May 19th. It was the third NLL championship in the 18-year history of the franchise, and the first won on its home turf. (7:31)
There are seven championship games in lacrosse over the next two days. All involve No. 1 seeds meeting No. 2s. Three of them are marquee matchups that are rematches of thrilling upsets in last year's Section VI finals.
The first game is a Class C matchup between Glens Falls and Red Hook at 3:30 p.m. That will be followed at 5:30 p.m. by the Class A game between Niskayuna and Minisink Valley. The final contest is the Class B game between Queensbury and Wallkill at 8 p.m.
Overall, 143 players representing 34 institutions participated in open tryouts at US Lacrosse National Tournament, held May 25-27 in Stony Brook, N.Y. These individuals competed in the Stars and Stripes division and each played four games over the course of the weekend as the U.S. women’s national team coaching staff, led by Head Coach Ricky Fried, and the U.S. women’s national team selection committee, chaired by Anne Phillips, evaluated the field.
It didn't take a genius to realize that there was strong potential that Gillette Stadium wasn't going to draw all that well this past weekend for the NCAA lacrosse championships. In fact, I'm a first-rate knucklehead and even I knew that Foxborough, Massachusetts, was going to need Chamber of Commerce weather combined with magical unicorn races to fill seats from Saturday through Monday. And only one of those things kind of came in.
Alec Baldwin, star of NBC's 30 Rock, will be in Camillus Sunday for fundraisers to benefit West Genesee's modified sports programs. Save Modified Sports at West Genesee will hold a 5K run/walk June 3. Following that, participants and spectators at the faculty softball game will see a celebrity ump -- Alec Baldwin. The actor who stars in NBC’s “30 Rock” has been a friend to the group -- his organization donated $25,000 last year toward the group’s $75,000 goal.
Andrew Murstein, president of Manhattan-based Medallion Financial Corp., said his specialty finance company was well into negotiations to buy the team when its previous owner, Scott Rosenzweig or Rockville Centre, died in February. The selling price was in the neighborhood of $1.5 million, with Medallion Financial holding roughly 60 percent and Brown about 20 percent of ownership.
Summer leagues will be starting soon now that the NCAA tournaments are over and players are heading home on vacation. I remember the first time I played in the old Freeport Summer League back in the early 1980s.
[Zed] Williams (Silver Creek), a junior who has been a first-team All-Western New York player as a freshman and sophomore and is being recruited by some of the nation's top college programs, has entered this year's postseason withing striking distance of the state's all-time points record. Williams has 533 points for his career, just 20 behind all-time leader -- and one of the sport's all-time greats -- in Casey Powell.
The Orange women's lacrosse team returned to Syracuse Monday afternoon after narrowly missing the school's first national championship. SU fell to Northwestern 8-6 on Sunday night. Syracuse still has plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Besides having the best season in program history, the Orange returns nearly their entire team, graduating only six seniors. (Video 1:00)
STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, announced today a one-year deal with USILA Division III 2012 Player of the Year Sam Bradman (Canton). As part of the deal, Bradman will represent STX at camps, clinics, tournaments and in-store events across the country and hold demo sessions at select events. Additionally, Bradman will play for Team STX in the LXM Pro, a lacrosse tour sponsored by STX, with fellow STX Pro-Athlete Kyle Harrison.
Three Syracuse players have been named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America First Team. Juniors Becca Block and Michelle Tumolo and sophomore Alyssa Murray were among the 16 student-athletes selected to the first team. In addition, sophomore Katie Webster earned third-team honors.
The Skaneateles girls lacrosse team is used to getting started early. As the team took the field and warmed up 9 a.m. Saturday morning, coach Bridget Marquardt smiled slyly before she began practice. "Normally it's at eight," she said. "I gave them an hour to sleep in."
For 16 years straight years Orchard Park won sectional lacrosse championships. That streak ended last year when Clarence beat the Quakers 7-5 in the Class A championship game. This year's championship game is a rematch of last year's game. The team's split two regular season meetings, the Quakers winning the first one 15-4 while the Red Devils won the second game 13-11. (Video 2:00)
The Section III championship isn’t big enough for the both of them. Oswego or Fulton will win the Class B girls lacrosse crown on Tuesday. The game is set for 8 p.m. at West Genesee High School. It’s the third consecutive Class B title game appearance for Oswego. The Lady Bucs (11-7) have a dozen seniors and tons of playoff experience. They don’t figure to get rattled by big-game pressure.
Larry Feldman, who started LaxPower.com and who still maintains the computer ratings program, has been working on statistics-based ratings of Division I players. His efforts have produced some interesting results. Below you can see the top 10 players at attack and midfield for the 2012 season for Men's Division I.
As much as the focus should be on the field and the teams fighting for national titles during lacrosse’s biggest weekend, this year in Foxboro, attendance was definitely the biggest topic of discussion.
No. 4 Syracuse ended their historic season with an 8-6 setback to No. 2 Northwestern in the championship game of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament.
The Orange took an early lead on back-to-back goals by sophomores Katie Webster and Amy Cross. The teams traded goals before the Wildcats recorded the final three goals of the half to take a one-goal lead into the locker room at halftime.
Sam Bradman (Canton) scored six goals as nationally top-ranked Salisbury outlasted second-ranked Cortland, 14-10, in the NCAA Div. III men's lacrosse championship game at Gillette Stadium. Salisbury repeated as national champion and finished the season 23-0, while Cortland suffered its first loss of the year and ended with a 21-1 record.
The game marked only the second time in Div. III history that two unbeaten teams played for the national title. Salisbury defeated Nazareth in a battle of undefeated squads in 1995.
Bradman, who added an assist to finish with seven points, won most outstanding player honors in the championship game, becoming the first to win the award in consecutive seasons at the Division III level. Salisbury finished 23-0, one year after going 21-1 and beating Tufts in the 2011 final, in which Bradman scored seven. (with Post-game press conference videos)
“We were confident at that point that we would get on the board a few more times an eventually take the lead,” said senior attackman Mike Tota, who led the Dragons with three goals and an assist. “It just came down to them making more plays. They made plays when it counted, a lot of clutch goals and clutch defensive plays that we didn’t make today.”
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2012. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 16, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.
"We're very deep," said Gewas Schindler, general manager of the Nationals, adding that the selection process was more difficult than ever. In fact, he said, there were high school All-Americans who were excluded, which Schindler believes is a sign that the team will be strongest U-19 Nations squad yet. With nearly 150 players trying out, Schindler said that the candidate pool included 50 "great" players who would have seemed like sure-fire roster members in previous tournament years.
The Class C title game is set, with both semifinal games going down to the wire. Number one ranked Cazenovia needed overtime to take down LaFayette 11-10. Matt Donovan tied the game with two seconds left, before Ryan Cook score the game-winner in sudden-death overtime.
No. 1 state-ranked Cazenovia was a teeter away from falling off that perch until Matt Donovan tied the game with 2.3 seconds left in regulation and Ryan Cook whipped home the game-winner 1:49 into sudden-death overtime. “We just pulled it out somehow,” said Cazenovia’s Connor Cannizzaro, who scored twice and set up the tying goal. “I think we just wore them down. When we got our chances, we stuck them.”
Zack Anderson made seven of his 12 saves in the fourth quarter, and third-seeded Carthage held on for a 9-4 victory over No. 2 Watertown to advance to the sectional title game for the 13th time in the program’s storied history.
After the regular-season finale on May 15, the Rams had 10 days to rest and recuperate for the playoffs. Aside from the normal practices, J-D also scrimmaged Liverpool, who would make its way back to the sectional Class A finals once the playoffs got underway.
The traffic jam created by a zone defense in front of Liverpool High School goalie Dominic Madonna begged and pleaded with Fayetteville-Manlius to take deep shots and feed the ball inside to teammates.
“I think (at) 3-0 we were playing pretty good defense,” Fiorini said. “Our attack needed to stick a couple of those shots we took. We took eight or nine shots in the first quarter and didn’t make any. I think if we score a couple, it’s a different game.”
Following the Indians’ 8-5 win over Scotia in the Class C final of the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament, the players lined up to receive their championship patches. With Glens Falls having won three consecutive Class C titles, the players are old pros at that.
Kailah Kempney won’t find her name in the scoring column of Syracuse’s final four victory. The freshman attack didn’t record a goal or assist, but without her success in the draw circle, there’s no doubt the Orange would be headed home rather than to the NCAA championship game on Sunday.
SUNY Cortland senior attacker Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) has earned the Elite 89 award for the 2012 NCAA Division III men's lacrosse season. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships across three divisions.
Before the Big East women’s lacrosse tournament, Syracuse Coach Gary Gait said he would not consider his team at the level of Northwestern, the defending national champion, until it won a title. The No. 4 Orange are now one game away from joining that elite class.
More than 1,400 women’s lacrosse players took part in the opening day of the 2012 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament, presented by Harrow Sports and the HLA Foundation, at Stony Brook University on Saturday. The tournament, which dates to 1933, features 66 teams in this year’s field, along with more than 140 players trying out for the 2012-14 U.S. Women’s National Team.
Colin Gooley has gone through more in his first 18 years than most people go through in a lifetime. Gooley lost his right leg after he was diagnosed with cancer as a child, but didn't let that stop his athletic career. Gooley is an attackman for the Baldwinsville Bees lacrosse team. Brian Mueller has the story of the B'ville senior who inspires his team both on and off the field. (Video 2:12)
Sarah Holden drove down the right alley and whipped a shot past the left foot of Florida goalkeeper Mikey Meagher. Sprinting upfield to meet her teammates as the SU bench erupted, the senior midfielder had just put the exclamation point on one of the greatest team performances in Syracuse sports history.
"We talked about believing," Orange head coach Gary Gait said of his halftime speech Friday. "We talked about believing that we can get this done, about doing this last week and that it can be done again. They believed it... It's always nice to have a reference point to prove what you're saying."
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Normally, when Queensbury goalie Ben Coughlan heads up field, Keith Ellement calls a timeout. Not this time. And it worked out in the end as Coughlan made a third quarter run from his own cage straight to the Burnt Hills net and scored en route to a 13-10 win for Queensbury in the boys Section 2 Class B lacrosse championship. (Video 3:06)
Queensbury boys' lacrosse coach Keith Ellement made the decision to retire following the completion of the 2012 season. After Friday's Section II Class B championship game against top-seeded and defending champ Burnt Hills, Ellement is going out of sectional play a winner.
The Patriots stymied the Panthers top offensive players in an 11-6 victory in the Section 5 Class A finals at Webster Schroeder. Penfield advances to the the finals against Fairport at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Fisher.
Irondequoit scored six goals in the first quarter and led 10-4 at halftime on their way to a 20-11 win over Victor. The top seeded Eagles were led in scoring by All American Nick Doktor with 3g-4a. Attackman Jake Schmidt finished with five goals for Irondequoit. In the cage, Academic All American Eric Fischer finished at 50% with nine saves. Alex Shoemaker played the final four minutes of play and recorded two saves.
Alison Zlinsky scored the winning goal with 1:09 remaining in the game as the Owego girls lacrosse team beat Maine-Endwell, 12-11, in a back-and-forth contest on Friday to win the Section 4 Class C championship.
[Wesleyan University's] goalie Grant Covington, short-stick defensive middie Sam Stanton, long-pole middle Bradan Hanley and defender Lex Johnson, a Skaneateles graduate,all received a nod to the All-America squad.
Manley, a senior out of Penn Yan High, has started every game since arriving at Duke and was a third-team All-American last year. For his career, Manley's picked up 101 groundballs while taking the reins as Duke's primary cover defender.
When the junior varsity boys’ lacrosse team at Chaminade High School faced St. Anthony’s High School on Long Island in New York on Tuesday, a dozen Division I men’s lacrosse coaches were in the stands watching.
No. 4 Syracuse came back from a seven-goal deficit to defeat No. 1 Florida, 14-13, in double overtime in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Friday, May 25 in Stony Brook, N.Y. The Orange advances to the championship game for the first time in program history. (With Post-game Press Conference Video, 11:25)
On the surface, a matchup between two undefeated teams in the national championship game would seem to be as even a pairing as possible. As Salisbury head coach Jim Berkman put it, "I think it's fitting that the #1 undefeated team in the South is playing the #1 undefeated team in the North.” However, the storylines of how Salisbury and Cortland came to meet in the championship game share little in common.
What a difference a year can make.
That's what Mike Kaminski was thinking as he sat on the bench after getting the hook in the sixth game of the season against RIT last spring when he allowed nine second-half goals. Just a year before in 2010, the Cortland goalie was the toast of Central New York after starting all 20 games as a rookie, posting a 17-3 record and a 5.94 goals against average. His performance helped the Red Dragons get to the cusp of playing for a national championship game.
After finishing the 2012 season as the NCAA's fourth leading point scorer and leading the UMass women's lacrosse team's offense to a No. 2 ranking, sophomore Katie Ferris was named to the WomensLax.com All-American Team on Friday morning. Ferris tallied 98 points to set a new UMass and Atlantic 10 single-season record and ranked fourth in the NCAA this season in points.
He's one of high school lacrosse's iconic coaches. For more than two decades, Kirk Ventiquattro has built the Carthage Comets into a state powerhouse. But the control he has on the field was taken away off of it. At the age of 52, he was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer. But as our Brian Dwyer reports in the first of a three part special, Coach V, as he's known, doesn't know the meaning of the word ‘quit.’ (Video 2:03)
Two more impressive efforts left the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team a single victory away from repeating as Section III Class C champions. Without a doubt, the Brothers enjoyed its top-seed status, gaining a first-round bye and some much-needed rest – six days in all.
Oswego lacrosse goalie Tayler Bowman continues to meet every challenge. This week, when her considerable talents were needed the most, Bowman played two of the best games of her storied Oswego High School career.
Once again, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team finds itself in a Section III Class A semifinal, charged with the heavy task of trying to knock the area's resident dynasty, West Genesee, off its throne.
"Lacrosse was never intended to be football with sticks, yet violent collisions of similar force regularly occur on the lacrosse field due to bigger, stronger, faster players...coaches who encourage big hits…and officials who either don’t feel empowered or refuse to enforce current rules," Stenersen wrote.
As a sport dietitian, I find it very interesting to be on the sideline listening to what parents and players have to say about feeding and hydrating lacrosse players. Where do they get this information? Do they really believe that three Red Bulls before a game will improve performance?
“We’re expecting him to do some very good things,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “He’s just a delight to have. He gets along with others. He’s running first midfield for us as a redshirt freshman.”
The United States Intercollegiate Coaching Association has announced its Division I player awards for 2012. Colgate's Peter Baum has earned the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award for Outstanding Player of the Year. The junior led Division I with 97 points off 67 goals in 2012.
Top-ranked teams collide when No. 4 Syracuse takes on No. 1 Florida in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Friday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Stony Brook, N.Y. The Orange (18-3) is making its third appearance in the Final Four in the last five years, while the Gators (19-2) have advanced to the national semifinals for the first time in their history.
The defenders and goalies on the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team gathered at the end of practice on Sunday and collectively cleansed their palates from an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal win over North Carolina the day before. “So be it,” they shouted in unison.
The Gators gathered Monday to watch Syracuse's dramatic win over North Carolina. The Orange's Michele Tumolo scored the game-winner with five seconds remaining. Syracuse coach Gary Gait's club does have one advantage it didn't have in the first game against Florida: freshman attacker Kailah Kempney, a draw specialist expected to challenge Gilroy for some of those 50-50 balls. Gait knows the Orange need to be at their best since the Gators clearly are.
Steve Beville has won nearly 90 percent of his games in six seasons as the men’s lacrosse coach at SUNY Cortland. He has guided the Red Dragons to five appearances in the Division III Final Four and four in the national title game. He won it all in 2009 and will have a chance to do it again this weekend. So, what is the genius behind Beville’s success?
As if being undefeated and playing for an NCAA championship wasn't enough, the Cortland men's lacrosse team is facing also-undefeated defending champion Salisbury in the Division III title game on Sunday. (Video 1:12)
When Salisbury and SUNY-Cortland meet Sunday in an NCAA tournament Division III final at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., it’s arguable that anyone on the field will be as emotional as Sam Bradman. The senior midfielder is always excited when he steps onto the field for a game, but in recent years, he has been able to tone it down and save his energy for scoring goals and making plays.
"It's huge," said sixth-year coach Bo Flynn. "We only have one senior on this team -- to do it with such a young group is just a testament to how hard they work in the offseason. It finally paid off. I couldn't be happier right now. The fact that it's the first one in school history just adds to the excitement of winning it."
. . . Deke Burns has established his name as one of the most recognizable high school lacrosse players in Central New York. He is a senior attackman for Jamesville-DeWitt High School. Burns ranks fourth in Section III in scoring with 79 points and leads the Red Rams in their quest to win a third consecutive New York Class B state championship.
Brianne Arthur scored five goals, including the goal to tie the game at 11 in the first of two three-minute overtimes. But the top-seeded Watertown High School girls lacrosse team was outlasted by No. 4 Fulton, 12-11 in overtime, in the Section 3 Class B semifinals on Thursday afternoon.
For the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team, there seems to be a recipe for success -- a quick start, increase the lead and then relax. Its 12-6 win over Watertown IHC Thursday at Henninger High School was no different, as No. 2 Skaneateles advanced to play Christian Brothers Academy, the top seed, in the Section III, Class C finals Tuesday at West Genesee High School.
PHS senior Megan Malloy paced the attack with three goals and two assists as No. 2 seed Penfield (10-8) will face top-seeded, and two-time defending champion, Pittsford for the title on Wednesday back at Ranger Stadium.
Kate Rothrock scored the winning goal in the first overtime period as the Fulton varsity girls lacrosse team stunned top-seeded Watertown 12-11 on Thursday in a Section III Class B semifinal game at Liverpool High School.
The Corning Hawks scored quickly and often in their 21-3 win over Binghamton in Thursday’s Section IV, Class A championship girls lacrosse game at Memorial Stadium. It was the second straight Class A title for the Hawks, which merged the Corning East and Corning West programs in 2011.
Jason Noble and Roy Lang have been named USILA All-Americans, while Chris Langton was selected to represent the North in the USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game, when the teams were announced this afternoon. Noble and Lang are repeat All-American selections for the Big Red.
Heather Wentz (West Chester, Pa.), a senior at Syracuse University, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Championship. Wentz is majoring in newspaper and carries a 3.697 grade-point average. Wentz was presented with the award during the Women’s Lacrosse Championship banquet on Thursday, May 24 in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Nationally second-ranked Cortland will face top-ranked Salisbury University in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship Game on Sunday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Red Dragons and the Sea Gulls will be meeting for the national title for the fourth time since the 2006 season.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced its Division I All-Americans. The full lists are below. Tewaaraton Award finalists Peter Baum, Will Manny, Steele Stanwick and C.J. Costabile were named first-team All-Americans. Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia and Princeton each have two picks on the first team.
The IWLCA has honored 128 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on one of the All-Regional teams for 2012. These athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American Teams, which will be announced on May 27. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 16, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in KingPrussia, Pa.
Syracuse seniors Kevin Drew and Tommy Palasek have been named to the North roster for the 2012 USILA/LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star Game. The annual clash pits a team of seniors from Division I and II Northern schools against a group of Division I and II seniors from Southern institutions.
The Bob Scott Award recognizes a high school senior player who truly honors the game of lacrosse. The senior must be an exceptional player, who invests time to develop the game in his community, is an exemplary member of the team, embodies the spirit of the game on and off the field, and is a valued academic role model within the school community.
Florida is propelled by its first two recruits from Central New York. Meagher, a junior, leads Division I with a 6.66 goals-against average and a .539 save percentage. Nora Barry, a freshman midfielder from Marcellus, is fifth on the team with 46 points and leads Florida with 48 ground balls. Also, the fingerprints of assistant coach Erica LaGrow, a former star at Christian Brothers Academy, are all over the blueprints of Florida’s construction.
Frontier League boys lacrosse fans should cancel any plans they might have already made for Saturday. Third-seeded Carthage defeated No. 6 Fulton, 14-7, on Wednesday night to advance to the Section 3 Class B semifinals, where it will meet league rival Watertown High School at 5 p.m. Saturday at Central Square.
Corey Haynes and Patrick Bryant scored two goals each as fifth-seeded East Syracuse-Minoa surprised fourth-seeded Oswego 7-6 on Wednesday in a Section III Class B boys lacrosse playoff game at Joseph Wilber Field.
The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations on twenty-seven players who had been nominated for All-America Team honors. The awards identify some of the best players from each area of the country.
Some coaches say it’s tough to beat a team three times in one season. That didn't prove true for the Canandaigua girls lacrosse team, as it was able defeat Victor for a third time in 2012 on Wednesday.
Fueled by its dominance on faceoffs, Vestal scored three goals over the final 51 seconds of the first quarter to take control of a tie game on its way to an 18-8 victory against Horseheads in the Section 4 Class B boys lacrosse championship game Wednesday night at Dick Hoover Stadium.
Hamburg will not be alone among locals in making a push for a sectional title. The Bulldogs have plenty of company from fellow Southtowns teams playing the role of favorite in the tournament. Frontier and Lake Shore are also just a win away from getting back to sectional title games. The three play Thursday (May 24) as hosts in semifinal round games in hopes of validating their top seeds — Lake Shore in Class C, Hamburg in B and Frontier in A.
Focus was the key word Niskayuna coach Mike Vorgang preached after his team’s 16-3 victory over Guilderland in the Section II Class A Semifinals. “At this point in the season, you focus on one game at a time,” Vorgang said.
Long pole defenseman don’t usually get too much credit in lacrosse. Unless they score the game-winning goal in sectionals. Shenendehowa defenseman Tyler Olney scored with 3:03 left in overtime to lift Shen over Christian Brothers Academy 11-10 in their boys Section II Class A semifinal at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany.
After a see-saw first half, Glens Falls had just enough in the second half to beat Shuylerville 8-5 in the Class C semifinals of the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday. “We came out and played pretty well in the first quarter. They withstood the first shot,” Glens Falls head coach Tim Northrop said. “And we then took their best shot.”
Hobart College senior midfielder Bobby Dattilo earned a spot on the South roster for the 2012 U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LAXWORLD North-South Classic. The annual senior all-star game will be played at Harvard Stadium in Boston on Friday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Here is letter I just emailed to my teammate Tim Nelson and copied to several other SU teammates upon hearing that he is now a member of the 2012 class of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame!
Upstate High Schools produce all but one D-II Positional Award winners: Greg Bensman - West Seneca East, Brian Scheetz - Canandaigua, Jake Ternosky - LaFayette, Jeff White - Canisius, and Andrew Wagner - Iroquois.
Mercyhurst's Greg Bensman earned the top honor with the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award for Outstanding Player of the Year. The longstick midfielder was the East Coast Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year this season.
IWLCA D-II All-Americans
Salisbury's Sam Bradman (Canton) earned the Iroquois Nationals Award for Outstanding Player of the Year. The Gulls' midfielder also earned the Fran McCall Award for Outstanding Midfielder.
IWLCA D-III All-Americans
Roy Colsey will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a four-time All-American at Syracuse University from 1992-1995 following a standout prep career at Yorktown (N.Y.) High School. Colsey earned first-team All-America honors in each of his last three collegiate seasons after earning third-team honors as a freshman.
Tim Nelson will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a three-time first-team All-American (1983, 1984, 1985) at Syracuse (N.Y.) University after transferring from North Carolina State University following his freshman season. In addition, Nelson was awarded the USILA's Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the national attackman of the year three times (1983, 1984 and 1985).
All rosters for the USILA/Lax World North-South Senior Lacrosse All-Star Game have been released. The games will be played Friday at Harvard Stadium. The Division III game is set for 3 p.m. before the Division I-II game at 5:30.
Burnt Hills sophomore attack Nicole Beardsley, Guilderland junior defender Jenna Walsh and Niskayuna senior midfielder Kayla Treanor were selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Weekend to be held June 28-July 1 at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University in Maryland.
For 23 minutes it looked like Saratoga could hang with the higher-seeded Niskayuna Silver Warriors. But a furious second half rally from Niskayuna ended the Streaks’ season with a 16-7 loss in Section II girls lacrosse sectional action at Niskayuna High School.
Tuesday wasn’t just another boys lacrosse game for Queensbury. It was the final home game for the man who started the program. Keith Ellement is retiring at the end of the school year as a high school math teacher and coach after serving 28 years in the district, including the last 15 as founder of the lacrosse program.
Trevor Hiss delivered four goals and seven assists to lead top-seeded Burnt Hills to a 19-5 win in the Class B semifinals of the Section II Boys Lacrosse tournament. The win places the Spartans into the Class B championship.
The Liverpool girls lacrosse team jumped all over Syracuse City early and was able to get a 20-7 win and move on to the semifinals of the Class A playoffs. Mallory O'Brien led the way with five goals for the Warriors. Morgan Kline added four. Brianna Centro and Andrea Flood each had three. (Video 0:33)
Led by a swarming defense and outstanding goaltending, the Oswego varsity girls lacrosse team beat Carthage 12-7 on Tuesday in a Section III Class B playoff game at Joseph Wilber Field. Senior netminder Tayler Bowman collected 13 saves for the third-seeded Lady Bucs (10-7). Oswego advances to play a semifinal game against second-seeded East Syracuse-Minoa at 5 p.m. Thursday at Liverpool High School.
Fulton sophomore midfielder Amelia Coakley exploded for six goals and an assist and the Lady Red Raiders rolled over Jamesville-DeWitt 18-6 in a Section III Class B girls lacrosse quarterfinal game Tuesday at the Donald Distin Athletic Complex.
Three players from the Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team -- senior Gregory Bensman (West Seneca East), junior Brian Scheetz (Canandaigua) and sophomore Andrew Wagner (Iroquois) -- were named first-team All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Crooked Arrows, lacrosse's first mainsteam feature film, launched May 18 in select theatres and is already generating tons of buzz: both in the lacrosse community and outside. Even Entertainment Weekly recognized the movie's "surprisingly solid" opening weekend when Crooked Arrows earned close to $300,000 in limited run.
The United States Intercollegiate Coaching Association has announced its Division III All-Americans for 2012. Salisbury, which will be playing in the NCAA Championship against Cortland, leads the first team with seven selections. Position awards and Division I All-America teams will be released this week.
Things are definitely slowing down on my schedule; I don’t know about yours. The fact that there are only eight NCAA teams still playing – out of almost 300 D-I, D-II, and D-III men’s programs – might have something to do with that. High school Sectionals have begun too, so it’s win or go home for just about everyone but junior high and modified teams.
Leanos was one of four attackmen named to the 16-member first team. He is the only first team All-American in program history. Jack Newton '06 was the last Hamilton player to earn All-America honors after he made the honorable mention list in 2006. Leanos is the eighth Hamilton lacrosse player to make the All-America team.
Hamilton College's Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) and Luke Sadoff '12 (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa HS) have been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld Division III Senior North-South Game.
A tremendous set of coaches will be manning the sidelines at the 2012 Empire State Cup, which takes place in Syracuse, New York on July 26-29, 2012. Each region has a staff of three coaches, with a wide variety of experience in the sport, ranging from current professional players to Hall of Fame coaches.
Saturday night, the Rochester Knighthawks made history by hoisting the Champion’s Cup for the first time on their home turf. On Monday, the Knighthawks continued that tradition by introducing the Cup to its inaugural Bread and Cheese Day. “It is a big-time lacrosse community. Everybody is pretty excited to see the Cup and to have the Cup down here on Six Nations,” said Championship Game MVP and Six Nations product Cody Jamieson, who had four goals and four assists in the Finals. “I have been a part of this parade a couple of times. I am sure everyone will be excited to see the Cup.”
Frederick Douglass Opie reflects on his senior in high school in 1981 when he received no scholarship offers and how he responded over the next two years of his life in which he ended up receiving a scholarship to play lacrosse at Syracuse University.
It's all about the Rochester Knighthawks right now, winners of the 2012 National Lacrosse League Champions Cup in impressive fashion over the Edmonton Rush — a team with the best defense in the league. The Knighthawks rode a tremendous offensive wave in the second half, outscoring the Rush 6-0 in the third quarter to win 9-6. Considering the KHawks were down 5-1 at the half, it was an improbable flurry to steal the game back in front of pro-Rochester crowd of 9,277 raging fans.
The Saratoga Springs boys lacrosse teams season came to an end as the Blue Streaks fell 16-8 to Big 10 CBA in the first round of AA sectionals Monday afternoon. The Brothers outscored the Streaks 8-2 at halftime and never looked back.
Last year, the Schuylerville boys lacrosse team dropped three games to Greenwich, two during the regular season and one in sectionals. This year, the Black Horses returned the favor, sweeping the regular-season series and then, on Monday, holding off the Witches, 9-7, in the opening round of the Class C tournament.
The Victor girls lacrosse team defeated visiting Hilton on Monday night in the Class B quarterfinals, ending the Cadet's 14-game winning streak and setting up a semifinal match-up with top-seeded Canandaigua.
Sophomore Jennifer Reininger scored a game-high five goals and added four assists as No. 3 Irondequoit topped No. 4 Churchville-Chili 20-4 in a Section V Class B girls lacrosse quarterfinal game on Monday.
Nobody can put a finger on why the fortunes of the Maine-Endwell boys lacrosse team have improved from a year ago. But the Spartans sure are not complaining. After a 7-10 season a year ago which concluded with five consecutive losses, M-E is 16-1 and two victories from the first Section 4 title in program history.
Every year, Bread and Cheese Day on the Six Nations reservation in Ontario, Canada, is a momentous day for the residents, but there’s probably never been a celebration quite like the one that took place on Monday.
Price Chopper in cooperation with School Sports Media™, Inc. , a leader in sponsored school sports marketing, announced today that it has agreed to sponsor the Section III Boys & Girls Lacrosse finals in Syracuse, NY. “We are excited to sponsor the Section 3 Finals, as lacrosse is so deeply rooted in our neighboring central New York communities. We look forward to following the teams as they enter the section championship season,” said Pam Cerrone, Manager of Community Relations.
Only by a narrow margin did the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team miss dropping its last four games of the regular season in the wake of an 11-1 start. The rescue came last Wednesday night, at Skaneateles, where the Brothers trailed throughout the second half before a furious comeback produced overtime – and led to a 12-11 win over the Lakers.
Championship-bound Dowling does not have a single player on the first-team All-America list. Limestone, the Golden Lions' opponent, has three. That's tied with Mercyhurst for the most first-team All-Americans.
In preparation for the 71st annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld Division III Senior North/South Games, the South coach, Dave Webster (Dickinson), and the North coach, Dave Campbell (Middlebury), have selected their teams.
The eyeballs on women's lacrosse will reach an annual crescendo with this weekend's US Lacrosse National Tournament and NCAA Division I semifinals and finals, all in Stony Brook, N.Y. It's a great time of year to be involved in the game, as many casual sports fans will tune in or see highlights of the best women's lacrosse has to offer.
Head coach Joe Alberici and the Army lacrosse family bid farewell to 12 graduating seniors and distributed 11 team awards at the program's year-end banquet on Sunday afternoon at West Point's Kimsey Athletic Center.
Senior Dayna Piraino (Syracuse, NY/Henninger) of The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team has been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Empire Region Second-Team.
Le Moyne College junior Josh Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) and sophomore Megan Collins (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) have earned Capital One Academic All-District I At-Large honors, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members in Division II from the East Region and announced by the organization.
No. 3 Duke broke open a close game early by scoring 13 straight goals, and the Blue Devils cruised to a 17-6 victory over No. 9 Colgate on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA quarterfinals at PPL Park. Robert Rotanz scored a career-high five goals for Duke, which advances to face ACC-foe Maryland in the semifinals. Colgate finishes the season with a 14-4 record. Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
Colgate men's lacrosse head coach Mike Murphy was selected by Army Head Coach Joe Alberici to serve as an assistant coach for the 71st annual USILA/Lax World Division I-II North-South Senior All-Star game set for Friday, May 25 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. at 5:30 p.m.
Opie talks about what he's learned over the years about coaching youth sports, including his experience at various lacrosse camps, as a former physical education teacher, college lacrosse player, and a parent. he provides some philosophy, principles, and drills for both new and experienced youth lacrosse coaches.
Monday May 21, 2012
High School Playoffs
Check the 'High School Brackets' menu on the left for Upstate Sectional results as the 2012 playoffs commence.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude warmed up for the upcoming Monsignor Martin Association boys lacrosse playoffs by capturing the Blue Division championship of the North American Lacrosse Invitational in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
After 25 minutes of scoreless ball on Sunday, Salisbury tallied its first goal late in the first half and scored six more times in the second as they beat the Mustangs 7-2. Salisbury will face Cortland in this Sunday's national championship game in Foxborough, Mass.
For the first time in the 18-year history of the Rochester Knighthawks, the team hoisted the Champion’s Cup on its home turf. With confetti cannons blasting and “We are the Champions” belting out over the speakers, the crowd of over 9,200 rocked into the late hours to celebrate the Knighthawks’ third NLL title.
Cortland outscored Tufts 8-1 over the final 26 minutes to overcome a 9-4 deficit and the nationally second-ranked Red Dragons defeated the fourth-ranked Jumbos, 12-10, in the NCAA Div. III men's lacrosse semifinals at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Cortland remained undefeated at 21-0 and will face top-ranked and unbeaten Salisbury University (22-0) in the national title game on Sunday, May 27 at 4 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Cortland junior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) made a career-high 16 saves, nine in the second half. Tufts sophomore netminder Patton Watkins (Chattanooga, TN/McCallie) made eight of his 11 saves in the first half.
Freshman Ryan Walsh scored three goals, but it wasn't enough as the Colgate men's lacrosse team fell to No. 3 Duke 17-6 in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday at PPL Park. Walsh's first goal gave Colgate (14-4) a 4-2 lead with 3:58 remaining in the first quarter, before Duke used a 13-0 run over the next 25 minutes to advance to the final four for the sixth-straight season.
Mexico's mission was to shut down Maggie Brown. The Tigers accomplished that in Saturday's 7-5 win over visiting Cortland in a first-round game in the Section III Class C girls lacrosse playoffs. Brown, Cortland's leading scorer, was held to three goals, and none in the final 22 minutes of the game.
The fact that the Marcellus and Jordan-Elbridge girls lacrosse teams were eliminated in Saturday’s opening round of the Section III Class C playoffs was difficult for fans of both teams to take. However, those feelings were tempered by the immense pride shared in the fact that, across the country and across the divisions, local stars were busy shaping national-championship chases.
Expectations for the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team for the 2012 edition of the Section III Class C playoffs are the same as in years past, even if the Lakers are in a far different position than normal. But when the sectional tournament began on Saturday night, the Lakers were ready for it, as it proved by controlling things from start to finish in a 16-7 victory over Jordan-Elbridge in the opening round.
Lacrosse sectionals are ready to kick off with both Buc varsity teams hosting opponents. On May 22 the third seeded Lady Bucs will host sixth seed Carthage at Joe Wilber Field at 5 p.m. and the following evening, May 23, the fourth seeded Buc boys’ will host number five East Syracuse-Minoa at 7 p.m.
In his fourth season with the Rochester Knighthawks, Irondequoit native Joe Walters has been a consistent pro, but not a super star. That might be changing now as Walters came through with a big playoff performance that helped the Knighthawks win their third National Lacrosse League championship on Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena before a crowd of 9,227.
John Galloway left Syracuse University as the all-time leader in NCAA wins and minutes played by a goalie. He was the backbone of a Syracuse defense that will be remembered as one of the best units to ever take the field. But the little known fact about Galloway, now the backstop for the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse and an assistant coach at Duke University, is that his sticks were strung by his good buddy Thomas Guadagnolo, another key member of the Syracuse defense from 2008 to 2011.
Our good friends at Graph-Tex, the Cortland-based custom design and embroidery company that has served the Central New York sports community for the last 25 years, continue to grow their business. They recently completed an order for STEPS Lacrosse, a New Jersey-based program started by Charlie Shoulberg, a former All-State player at Mountain Lakes and later an All-American at Ithaca College.
Thanks to Cody Jamieson, the Rochester Knighthawks’ championship drought is over.
fter being throuoghly outplayed in the first half, Rochester scored the first eight goals to open the second half and defeated the Edmonton Rush 9-6 in the Champion’s Cup final on Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena.
Jamieson had four goals and four assists - seven of his points came after halftime - to win Championship Game Most Valuable Player honors. Rochester (10-9), which also won NLL titles in 1997 and 2007, became the seventh different team in seven years to take the title.
Nationally second-ranked Cortland's NCAA Div. III Men's Lacrosse Tournament semifinal game vs. fourth-ranked Tufts University on Sunday at 1 p.m. will feature an internet video broadcast, radio broadcast and live stats. Radio pre-game coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.
Junior Michelle Tumolo accounted for two of SU’s last three goals and assisted on the third. The Tewaarton Trophy finalist scored the game-winner with five seconds remaining in the game after she assisted on Kailia Kempney’s goal that tied the score at 16 with 39 seconds left to play. The Mullica Hill, N.J. native accounted for four goals and one assist in the game, increasing her season totals to 48 goals and 41 assists.
Zimmerman, Cannizzaro have career days vs. SU
. . . The Le Moyne Dolphins got the sobering answer Saturday afternoon in a 10-8 loss to Limestone in the NCAA Division II semifinals at Le Moyne. The Dolphins outshot D-II’s most productive offense 42-15. They won 16 of 22 faceoffs (72.7 percent) against D-II’s leading team in that critical department. They won the groundball battle 25-15. They did not commit a foul.
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The #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team fell 7-6, in overtime, to #4 Dowling in an NCAA Semifinal Saturday afternoon at Tullio Field. Dowling advances to the NCAA Championship Sunday, May 27, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where it will take on Limestone College.
Colgate University held a private graduation ceremony for the nine men's lacrosse seniors at the team's hotel on Saturday night. The nine seniors honored were Patrick Campbell, Jason Coppersmith, John Donnally, Kevin Gordon, Jeff Ledwick, Jared Madison, Pat Shanley, Colby Wilson, and Chris Zielinski.
The No. 9 Colgate men's lacrosse team will look to continue to make program history this weekend when it travels to Chester, Pa. for a matchup against third seeded Duke in the Quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU and will be the Raiders' first neutral site matchup of the season.
Senior Liz Bruno (Andover, MA/Brooks) and sophomore Shea Kusiak (Longmeadow, MA) each scored three goals to lead the nationally fifth-ranked Trinity women's lacrosse team to a 7-5 win over second-ranked Cortland Saturday afternoon in the 2012 NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Semifinals. The Red Dragons had a 19-game winning streak snapped and ended their season at 20-2. The Bantams improved to 20-1 and advanced to face Salisbury in the title game Sunday at 2 p.m.
The release of the Section II boys lacrosse seeds brought controversy on Friday afternoon after the coaches poll of Christian Brothers Academy head coach Tim Vivian ranked Niskayuna No. 6 in Class A and Shenendehowa No. 12 out of 12 teams. The poll was provided to The Saratogian by an anonymous source and confirmed by several area coaches as well as Vivian. "I wanted to point out the absurdity of using a subjective poll," Vivian said.
Penfield scored eight late goals to overcome a strong Pittsford performance and defeat the Panthers 16-13. In the last game of the season St. Francis (Section VI) defeated Bishop Kearney. All Section Five teams will now await the Seeding Meeting on Sunday to see the brackets for the Sectional Tournament which starts on Monday.
In their own particular ways, and on home fields both permanent and temporary, the Marcellus and Westhill boys lacrosse teams passed their first tests in the Section III Class C playoffs. Going first, the no. 8 seed Warriors knocked out no. 9 seed Cortland 15-9. A couple of hours later, it was the no. 6 seed Mustangs pulling away from no. 11 seed General Brown for a 16-7 victory.
Twice in a span of six days, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team would prove better than Marcellus. It was the second of those wins that counted the most, as the no. 9 seed Lakers led most of the way and held on to eliminate the no. 8 seed Mustangs 14-13 in Saturday's opening round of the Section III Class C playoffs.
With 10:14 left in the first half, Kelsey Youmell scored for the Jordan-Elbridge girls lacrosse team. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky in LaFayette as the goal pushed the Eagles lead to 4-1 in the opening round of the Section III, Class C girls lacrosse tournament. The Lancers called timeout.
All season long Zach Knight has been a rock in goal for Saratoga. That’s why there was a moment of panic that went through head coach Jon Warner’s mind as he saw Knight lying on the ground in the second quarter of Saturday afternoon’s sectional contest against LaSalle.
Nationally ranked No. 16 Hamilton College's Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) and Rachel Friedman '13 (Farifield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) were selected to the Division III Empire Region all-region team by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on May 18.
The Rochester Rattlers lost 16 - 10 to the expansion Ohio Machine in the franchise’s home opener at Selby Field on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, May 19th. One goal and two assists from Rattlers superstar Ned Crotty and a two goal night from A Steven Boyle was not enough to overcome Ohio A Chazz Woodson’s four highlight reel goals for the Machine.
Conference Carolinas named Limestone College’s Jake Ternosky of LaFayette High School and Onondaga Community College as its player of the year this season. It’s an exceptional accomplishment for a player that scored just one goal and stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 165 pounds.
Glens Falls earned the top seed in Class C and Queensbury the No. 2 seed in Class B for the upcoming Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament. The tournament is scheduled to begin Saturday with the Class A and Class B quarterfinals, and continues through the C and A finals on May 26 in Amsterdam.
J. T. Foltz said the second one was almost like a dream. Jeff Guadagnolo said the whole thing was unrealistic. Foltz, an Auburn High School graduate, and Guadagnolo, a Jordan-Elbridge graduate were pieces of the Onondaga Community College men’s lacrosse team that captured its fourth-straight NJCAA national championship on Sunday.
Gregory Bensman believes the 2011 national championship forever cemented Mercyhurst's place among the nation's elite lacrosse programs. After years of being overshadowed by traditional East Coast powers, "Now we are the big dogs," said Bensman, a senior long-stick midfielder.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour®, Inc. (NYSE: UA) announced today the roster of the Upstate NY girls who will represent their region at the 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen Elite Stars Lacrosse Tournament. The sport’s most prestigious underclassmen tournament will feature girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Upstate New York, Washington, D.C., and West and consist of players from the graduating classes of 2013-15.
Le Moyne doesn't mix things up very much. Heck, why would you considering their success it has had over the past decade, with last year's hiccup being one of the few exceptions? Dan Sheehan just plugs new names and faces into the same system and piles up the wins. This fact is the reason that the Dolphins are playing for a shot at the national championship on Saturday. Alas, it could also be their undoing.
Tufts at Cortland, 1 p.m. Sunday: It's hard to see this game as anything other than a tossup. Tufts has been on a roll in the tournament, putting up 32 goals against two very good teams in Trinity and R.I.T. The defense doesn't look great in terms of goas against average, but they are actually a strong unit that gives up higher totals than they otherwise would due to the breakneck pace the Jumbos play at. Then there's Cortland - all they've done this year is win, piling up 20 consecutive victories.
With the Le Moyne and Limestone men's lacrosse teams appearing to be evenly-matched statistically, the Dolphins believe home-field advantage could be a big difference when they meet in the NCAA Division II semifinals on Saturday. (Video 1:04)
Sunday's NCAA Division III semifinal is about much more than just advancing for the Cortland men's lacrosse team as it gets to host Tufts, the team that knocked out the Red Dragons in each of the past two tournaments. (1:00)
A spot in the national semifinals is on the line when No. 4/4 Syracuse (17-3) hosts No. 5/5 North Carolina (15-3) in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, May 19. Opening draw is set for 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.
Gary Gait with Brent Axe (Audio 7:19)
Two William Smith College lacrosse players earned a spot on the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Empire Region teams. Senior midfielder Callie Frelinghuysen and senior attacker Lucy Johnson both received second team honors.
The Salmon River varsity boys lacrosse team moved one win away from an undefeated 2012 NAC regular season title with a convincing win over Canton while St. Lawrence Central held off Potsdam in Thursday afternoon matchups.
For an entire weekend, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team recuperated in the wake of its 14-4 defeat at West Genesee on May 10, its lone defeat of the season. Now at no. 10 in the state Class A rankings, the Warriors returned to the field last Monday, at Utica Proctor, and lay waste to the Raiders in a 27-2 laugher.
The Rochester Knighthawks want to create a sea of teal and purple Saturday night for the 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship Game. That’s where the sports fans of Rochester come in as the K-Hawks host the Edmonton Rush in the Champion’s Cup at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.
As a four-year impact player for the Orange, Keogh was a fan favorite for his personality, but for those who looked closely, he was also known for busting out a different stick setup and pocket nearly every week during his high-scoring career.
The West Genesee Wildcats earned the top seed in both the Class A boys and girls high school lacrosse playoffs after Section III released the seedings Thursday night.
Both teams finished the regular season with 15-1 records and went undefeated in league play. The boys will be chasing their 11th consecutive sectional crown when they begin postseason play in the quarterfinal round next Thursday. (Two Video Reports)
When Colgate athletic director Dave Roach hires a new coach, he abides by a particular template. After assessing his final candidates and assuring himself that all possess the necessary skills to recruit, teach the game and motivate young people, Roach relies on what he terms “the X factor” to render a final decision.
The explosive Tar Heels attack could give SU problems. North Carolina ranks 18th in the nation with 13.06 goals per game with Tewaaraton Trophy finalist attack Becky Lynch leading the team’s up-tempo style of play. And last Saturday, they used that up-tempo attack to defeat Navy 14-7 in Chapel Hill, N.C. and advance to a quarterfinals matchup with the Orange.
Two games against Binghamton this season have brought two very close calls for the Corning Hawks . . . However, Corning’s two wins against Binghamton came by a combined three goals, including a victory that was decided in double overtime. ( Live Webcast )
This week's CNY Central Athlete goes above and beyond on and off the field. On the field, LaFayette senior Monica Blaisdell is leading the Lancers' girls lacrosse team to one of its best seasons ever. And off it, she's setting an example, not just for her teammates but for all of us to follow.
Here is the final Democrat and Chronicle girls lacrosse coaches’ poll of the spring. This is a rare year. I think as many as eight to 10 teams are viable contenders for the Class A, B and C crowns. There seems to be more parity than ever before.
Led by Mexico Sports Booster MVP Kali Domicolo’s five-point performance, the Mexico varsity girls lacrosse team outlasted New Hartford 9-6 Tuesday on Senior Night at Mexico High School. Seniors Meghan Williams, Taylor Bentley, Brittany Springer, Emily Passer, and Dayna Passer were honored for their contributions to the program prior to the game.
Jackie Sileo dished out seven assists to lead fifth-ranked C.W. Post to a 15-10 win over the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Thursday afternoon in the NCAA Semifinals at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium on the campus of Bellarmine University.
The Dolphins finish the season with a 16-3 record, while the Pioneers improve to 16-3 and advance to their fourth national championship game appearance.
A producer from the NCAA came to Mercyhurst last month to shoot footage and conduct interviews with several Lakers. Coach Chris Ryan, seniors Gregory Bensman and Kyle Kallay, and junior Brian Scheetz are featured in the episode. Former lacrosse standout Ian Wild also appears.
“Coming into this year, I knew I had big shoes to fill,” Mike Poppleton (Fayeatteville-Manlius) said Wednesday. “That was definitely motivation. The 62-percent number is a good number. Our coaches try to push for it, and we think we can be at that because it is a three-man game. It’s not just all me out there. It’s two of our wing players. So most of the time, if I don’t win it, it becomes a three-on-three ground ball.”
With the win, Salisbury Head Coach Jim Berkman (Watertown) now has 400 career victories at SU. "It has been an honor to coach here," Berkman said, "I feel very fortunate to be here and lead these charges. This brings back a lot of memories of some of the first guys that laid the foundation for the program we have today."
Cody Jamieson was named a National Lacrosse League Second Team All-Pro today for the first time in his career. Jamieson is second on the Knighthawks with nine points in two playoff games.
This season, the second-year pro was named the Knighthawks’ MVP after leading Rochester in goals (36), assists (49) and points (85). He played a key role in furthering the anti-bullying message in Rochester, serving as a spokesperson and role model.
Opie challenges coaches to ask what kind of long term effect are you having the people you coach. What lasting effect are you having. He also challenges athletic directors and parents to be more discerning about who they want impacting the athletes under their supervision. Does the coach have and know his or her mission statement, goals, and objectives? Opie argues that coaching is a lot more than just winning games and championships.
The score screamed slowdown. In reality, it was anything but. The No. 2 Cortland men’s lacrosse team used a four-goal run midway through the second quarter to build a 6-1 lead and defeated visiting Union 9-4 Wednesday afternoon in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. In the process the Red Dragons (20-0) set a school record for victories in a season and earned a date with Tufts on Sunday at Cortland in the semifinals.
Le Moyne has the stingiest defense in Division II, allowing 4.06 goals per game, while Limestone has the highest-scoring offense at 15.18 goals per game--more than two goals better than the next-highest average. (Two videos)
Watertown left little doubt that it had earned its first Frontier League regular-season boys lacrosse title in eight years with its performance in a 14-13 slugfest over Immaculate Heart Central on Wednesday night at IHC.
Senior night at Alibrandi Stadium featured two of the top three ranked girls lacrosse teams in the state as Christian Brothers Academy greeted Skaneateles in Wednesday's regular-season finale. In actuality, though, the Brothers didn't show up until midway through the first half - and when it did, it smothered the Lakers with a 15-1 outburst on its way to a 17-6 victory.
YNN.com Video (0:39)
The Rochester Knighthawks will be seeking the franchise's third pro indoor lacrosse championship while the Edmonton Rush will be looking for their first in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday night. These are two well-coached teams that have peaked at the right time to knock off higher-seeded opponents and get to the National Lacrosse League's Champion's Cup game (7:30 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network). They did not meet during the regular season so will rely on scouting reports and video analysis in forming game plans.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team held 14th-ranked Union to just one goal in each quarter and defeated the Dutchmen, 9-4, in the NCAA Div. III Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons, who set a school record with their 20th win against no losses, advanced to the national semifinals for the sixth time in the last seven years and will host fourth-ranked Tufts, a 15-13 winner versus RIT in the quarterfinals, Sunday, May 20 at a time to be determined. The Dutchmen ended their season at 13-5.
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A historic season for the No. 14 Union College men's lacrosse team came to a close, as the Dutchmen (13-5, 5-1 Liberty League) fell 9-4 to No. 2 SUNY Cortland (20-0, 6-0 SUNYAC) in the NCAA Quarterfinals in front of 437 fans at SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
For the second straight season, the RIT (16-3) men's lacrosse team has their season ended at the hands of Tufts Univesity. This time in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals, 15-13 on Wednesday in Medford, Mass. The Tigers finish the 2012 season with a 16-3 record, while the Jumbos advance to the national semifinals where they will face Cortland.
No. 4 Syracuse is no stranger to playing in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. The Orange will make its fifth appearance in the second round since 2007 when it hosts No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.
Junior midfielder Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) and a few of her teammates are blogging throughout UNC's journey through the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels are prepping for this weekend's quarterfinals, where they will play Syracuse.
If you're a high school athlete in West Seneca, there's just something special about the East-West game. West Seneca East senior Mike Balla made sure his final lacrosse game in the rivalry was one to remember.
Shelley Maher, the Women's Director of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), announced today that the organization has awarded the 2015 Under-19 World Championship to Scotland. The 2015 event will be the sixth time these games have been held.
The Nationals will add the MLL’s all-time point leader in Casey Powell, plus Garrett Billings and Joe Resetarits for the team’s third game of the season. Last season, Powell guided the Nationals to the MLL Finals and led the MLL Playoffs with five goals and eight points. The former Syracuse University star is a two-time MLL Champion, four-time All-Star and is seventh all-time in goals with 199.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the All-Rookie Team for the 2012 season. Rookie of the Year Adam Jones of the Colorado Mammoth is joined by Kevin Crowley of the Philadelphia Wings, Jordan MacIntosh and Evan Kirk of the Minnesota Swarm and Johnny Powless and Stephen Keogh of the East Division champion Rochester Knighthawks.
No. 14 Union (13-4, 5-1 Liberty League) will take on No. 2 SUNY Cortland (19-0, 6-0 SUNYAC) in the quarterfinals of the Division III NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Union is 4-13 in the all-time series against Cortland, with its last victory coming on May 17, 1966 at Union. The two teams met this season on March 3 at Cortland, with the Red Dragons earning a 6-4 win. Union is 3-3 on the season againsr ranked teams.
This week’s column starts on a sad note. Hannibal Central Schools, SUNY Oswego, the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team, and a whole lot of other people are mourning the loss this week of John (Jack) Tyrie, who just retired from Hannibal HS last June. Jack taught social studies at Hannibal for 33 years, and was also an adjunct at Oswego State. He became a Laker lacrosse fan as he got to know a lot of my players as they did their practicum and student teaching placements at Hannibal.
. . . I have missed his presence in the halls of Hannibal HS this year, and now he’s gone. Thoughts and prayers go to his wife Patty and their family.
The New York Times spotlighted Syracuse Orange women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait over the weekend. The lacrosse legend talked to reporter Seth Berkman about his time playing, and now coaching, at Syracuse University.
“I love playing in the Dome,” Gait said last week. “It was so good to me as a player. It brings back great memories. Now it’s about creating new memories, building something special and trying to bring women’s lacrosse to a new level.”
The set-up of the NCAA Division III tournament mandates that teams adjust to a new opponent in a matter of days, but there may not be quite a difference in styles than what Cortland will have to deal with from Saturday to Wednesday.
“I consider myself to be a pretty lucky guy to be at an institution like Le Moyne that is located in a fabulous lacrosse breeding ground,” Sheehan said Tuesday morning. “And I’ve been very fortunate to have assistant coaches who not only know the game but have passion for that game, and that trickles down to the kids.”
“I think it’s awesome,” said Lynch of the experience of being a team captain. “I’ve been a captain on a lot of my high school teams. In college, the atmosphere is a lot different. There’s a lot more responsibility. With responsibility comes a lot of leadership.”
Midfielder Jordan Evans scored six times to power No. 3 state-ranked J-D to a 20-3 win over visiting New Hartford. J-D (13-3) settled the contest with six goals in the first quarter and seven in the second.
In what was a surprising result, Fairport took the Pittsford Panthers 9-1 tonight in Fairport. The Red Raiders scored the first six goals, blanking Pittsford for the first thirty-seven minutes of the game.
Salmon River’s Ky Tarbell (15) fires a shot that is turned away by the St. Lawrence Central goalie Kody Kocsis. Nate Cole buried two goals and assisted on another to tie the Larries' all-time scoring record with Jack Keenan at 271 points. However, Ky Tarbell scored goals and assisted twice in Salmon River's 18-5 win.
It took less than a minute for Canisius to turn a 9-6 deficit into a tie at 9 before St. Joe's Andrew Pawenski scored the winner with 35 seconds remaining to give the Marauders (10-4, 6-2 Monsignor Martin) a 10-9 victory.
Led by Mexico Sports Booster MVP Kali Domicolo’s five-point performance, the Mexico varsity girls lacrosse team outlasted New Hartford 9-6 Tuesday on Senior Night at Mexico High School. Seniors Meghan Williams, Taylor Bentley, Brittany Springer, Emily Passer, and Dayna Passer were honored for their contributions to the program prior to the game.
Possession is nine-tenths of the law, and that also holds true in lacrosse. Auburn controlled the ball the vast majority of the game and made the most of it in an 8-6 varsity boys lacrosse win over Oswego on Tuesday at Joseph Wilber Field.
Before the season, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake lost its starting goalie from last year’s Section II Class B championship team to an injury suffered during football season. Luckily, they had Lucas Carter to fill in. (Video 2:01)
After leading his team past the previously undefeated UMass minutemen, Conor Murphy sat patiently at the table, eyes sometimes darting around, sometimes staring at the wall behind the throng of reporters. The press levied numerous questions about the circumstances leading to his seemingly miraculous debut in net. He almost seemed uncomfortable with the attention, allowing his coach to field the majority of the inquiries regarding the surprising nature of his “new” goalie’s call-up:
When the Raiders show up Sunday for their showdown with No. 3 Duke they'll be wearing Cascade Pro 7 helmets, Nike uniforms, Maverik Rome Gloves/Armpads, Nike Air Speed Destroyer Lacrosse cleats and Warrior Streakr turfs.
Last year, the RIT Tigers were the number one overall seed in the NCAA Division III Mens Lacrosse Tournament, and looked poised to capture their first national championship. But then Tufts came to town and ended that dream. (Video 1:39)
Regardless of the month, and regardless of the venue, the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa girls lacrosse teams cannot avoid playing tight, exciting contests against each other. So it was again on Tuesday afternoon at ESM Stadium, where the Red Rams gave up a five-goal lead in the second half, but still pulled out a 15-14 victory over the Spartans.
Opie reviews the movie Crooked Arrow with particular interest in how the movie portrays lacrosse in Native American history, preserving Native American languages, and the struggle between tribal members over issues such as casino economics, land, sovereignty, old and new ways, and the secular and the sacred.
Henderson was drafted No. 35 overall by the Rattlers in the Collegiate Draft. The Army longpole earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year honors this year. The move adds a defender to the Lizards' line-up, given the absence of Nicky Polanco in the team's first two games.
When the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team put together a 15-10 victory over Cazenovia Monday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, it was much more than a high-quality win over an elite opponent. By prevailing, the Bees ended the Lakers' 33-game win streak, built up over two seasons and including a state Class C championship in 2011.
Syracuse University lacrosse coach John Desko cautioned from the outset that 2012 would be a season off growing pains for a young, inexperienced team. He was right. “I wasn’t going to puff us up knowing there were so many question marks,” Desko said Monday, two days after the Orange (9-8) fell at Duke 12-9 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. “I just said we’re young and we’re going to get better. And it was all true.”
The No. 7 RIT men's lacrosse team will face No. 4 Tufts University in the Quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday, May 16 at 4 pm at Bello Field in Medford, Massachusetts.
The Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals with a 15-9 win over Western New England University in the second round on Saturday. The Tigers outscored the Golden Bears 7-2 in the second half. Freshman Kyle Aquin (Hamilton, Ontario/St. Jean De Brebeuf) scored four goals, while Taylor Wisman (Seattle, WA/Inglemoor) had a goal and four assists. Anthony DeLeo (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua Academy) picked up his 15th win making 11 saves.
On Saturday, May 19th, PPL Park will host practices and autograph sessions with the men's lacrosse teams from the University of Virginia, University of Notre Dame, Duke University and Colgate University.
A ticket for Sunday's NCAA quarterfinals will get you into PPL Park on Saturday for the practice sessions. The practice schedule is below.
Single-day tickets for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium go on sale today on Ticketmaster.com. Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday, Sunday or Monday (May 26-28) in addition to the option of purchasing the three-day all-session ticket to the world’s largest lacrosse event. Parking is free for all events that weekend.
On a splendid, sun-filled Saturday, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team gave another efficient demonstration of its capabilities against its neighbors from East Syracuse-Minoa. The Red Rams handled the Spartans 16-5, the exact same score by which J-D prevailed the first time they played this season on April 19 at ESM Stadium.
By the time they would get together Wednesday for a highly-anticipated regular-season finale at Alibrandi Stadium, the Christian Brothers Academy and Skaneateles girls lacrosse teams both were firmly entrenched in the state Class C top five.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Monday its weekly award winners for the week ending May 13, 2012, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. Charlotte Hounds midfielder Josh Amidon was named as the League’s Offensive Player of the Week while Rochester Rattlers goalkeeper Mike Gabel earned the Defensive Player of the Week award.
A Syracuse lacrosse program is in the midst of a dynasty, and it is not the Orangemen or even the LeMoyne Dolphins.
Onondaga Community College captured its fourth straight NJCAA title and sixth in seven years in convincing fashion Sunday afternoon, 15-6 over Long Island's Nassau Community Colleg. During No. 1-ranked OCC's championship celebration on NCC's home field at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y., jerseys were removed and T-shirts the Lazers have worn all season that read "Four Our Family" were in full view, symbolizing their goal of accomplishing a four-peat and doing so with team chemistry.
Mercyhurst is right back where it was nearly one year ago, at the top of the Division II lacrosse universe. The Lakers, unbeaten and ranked No. 1, host an NCAA semifinal Saturday with the chance to win an unprecedented second straight national championship. This hasn't been easy work, defending a title amid heavy graduation losses and with a brand-new goalie who didn't win the job outright until the start of the spring season.
A day after closing the regular season with a 14-5 win over Horseheads last week, the Corning boys lacrosse team was given a rare day off. In head coach Bob Streeten’s own words, the team’s 24-hour break from lacrosse was very un-Streetenlike.
Game of the Week: Shenendehowa 11, Ballston Spa 10: Shenendehowa held a 9-5 lead after three quarters and fought off a Scotties rally in the fourth. Shen’s Mike Jenkins scored four times and Joe Romano dished out four assists. Mark Leslie had a hat trick and Matt McDonald added five assists for Ballston Spa.
For the past several years, the Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School lacrosse has been the best team in the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association - hands down. This year isn’t any different. Through their first go around in league play, the Tigers have defeated Canisius, 18-3, 18-5, Nichols, 23-7, St. Joe’s 18-3, St. Francis, 17-5 and St. Mary’s 19-2. That’s a combined score of 95-20.
Morgan Corso was silent and strangely missing from the offense for almost the entire game. During crunch time of a tense NJCAA national championship game in women's lacrosse, the Onondaga Community College sophomore from West Genesee would be silent no more.
Corso scored the tying goal with 2 minutes, 3 seconds remaining in the second half, got the ensuing draw control and scored the game winner with 3 seconds left to give Onondaga a stunning 6-5 victory over Monroe Community College on Sunday at John L. DiMarco Field.
The Lazers emblazoned their name in the record book another year.
The Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team won its fourth straight NJCAA title and sixth in the last seven years on Sunday with a 15-6 win over Nassau CC at Mitchel Athletic Complex on Long Island. Top-seeded OCC, which finished 19-0, has won 52 straight games, while No. 2 Nassau finished its season 15-4. OCC is the first team to win four straight national championships since Nassau did it from 1999-2002.
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ESPN has announced the time slots and stations on the ESPN family of networks for the NCAA Quarterfinal matchups. Saturday's NCAA Quarterfinals from Annapolis, Md., will be broadcast on ESPN2. Sunday's action from PPL Park near Philadelphia will be on ESPNU. Here are the time slots:
No. 4/4 Syracuse used a dominant second half to defeat No. 9/9 Dartmouth, 15-5, in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday, May 13 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (17-3), which has now won five consecutive first-round tournament games, advances to the quarterfinals where it will play No. 5/5 North Carolina next weekend in the Carrier Dome.
Senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) scored a game-high four goals and added one assist to lead the nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a dramatic 9-7 win versus fourth-ranked The College of New Jersey Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
The Red Dragons tied the school record with their 19th consecutive victory and improved to 20-1 on the season. Cortland previously won 19 straight games in 2006 and 2011, also advancing to the national semifinals in those seasons. The Lions concluded their season at 16-4.
The Rochester Knighthawks ended their playoff drought in Toronto, defeating the defending champion Toronto Rock 17-13 tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Rochester will play the winner of the Edmonton Rush-Minnesota Swarm game in the Champion’s Cup.
The Knighthawks advanced to their sixth NLL Final with a 17-13 win over the Toronto Rock tonight at the Air Canada Centre. The victory ended an eight-game losing streak to the Rock and a four-game playoff losing streak to the defending champs.
In the NCAA tournament's opening round on Saturday, No. 6 North Carolina dropped a heartbreaker to Denver, 16-14. No. 3 Duke controlled the face-offs and the action in a 12-9 defeat of Syracuse. And No. 2 Loyola came alive in the second half, scoring 13 straight to rout Canisius.
The Rochester Rattlers rebounded from their season opening 153 loss to the Boston Cannons in Week One by upsetting the previously unbeaten Bayhawks in Chesapeake 12-8 on Saturday, May12th in Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Rattlers 2011 MVP Ned Crotty scored a hat trick in his 2012 debut with the team, and back-up goalie Mike Gabel made 17 second half saves to secure the Rattlers first win of the season.
The Hamilton Nationals battle the Boston Cannons tonight at Harvard Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The contest will be carried live on ESPN3. Hamilton is 3-3 lifetime against Boston. The game is a rematch of the 2011 MLL Finals, which was won by the Cannons, 10-9.
The No. 9 Colgate men's lacrosse team became the first team this season to defeat No. 1 UMass, snapping a 15-game winning streak on Saturday, with a 13-11 win in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament at Garber Field. The Raiders were able to come back from a five-goal deficit to tie the game, before they took their first lead in the fourth quarter. The win is the first for the Raiders in the NCAA Tournament and marks the first time in program history that they will advance to the second round where they will face No. 3 Duke, which beat Syracuse 12-9 earlier today.
With another game in less than 24 hours, the most pressing concern for Onondaga Community College hhead coach Chuck Wilbur in the fourth quarter of Saturday's NJCAA men's lacrosse semifinal was getting his team rest. "We wanted to get these guys in the air conditioning, rest up, get some water in them and get a good meal," Wilbur said after his team's 15-6 win over Genesee CC at Mitchel Athletic Complex on the campus of Nassau CC.
Morgan Corso wears a pretty white bow with a pattern of tiny cupcakes and sprinkles in her hair. Do not be deceived. The sophomore midfielder is anything but sweet to opposing defenses.
The 5-foot-1 dynamo out of West Genesee High School scored five goals to lead the Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team to a 12-7 victory over Nassau Community College on Saturday in a national championship semifinal contest at Monroe Community College's John L. DiMarco Field.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team built an 8-4 lead into the third quarter and held off a furious rally by ninth-ranked Stevens Institute to earn a 10-9 win Saturday night in NCAA Div. III second round action at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Behind junior captain Michelle Tumolo (43 goals, 40 assists) and sophomore Alyssa Murray (63 goals, 29 assists), the Orange women enter the NCAA playoffs this weekend averaging slightly less than 15 goals per game — seventh-best in the nation.
Senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) scored four goals, all in the first half, and junior goalie Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip) made 11 saves as nationally second-ranked Cortland defeated 11th-ranked University of Mary Washington (Va.), 12-5, in the NCAA Div. III women's lacrosse tournament second round.
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Freshman #Kyle Aquin# scored four goals, and sophomore #Taylor Wisman# dished out four assists to lift the No. 7 RIT (17-2) men'a lacrosse team to a 15-9 win over Western New England University (13-5) in the Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday. It is the third straight year the TIgers have advanced to the quarterfinals, and eleventh trip overall. RIT will face Tufts Univesity in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 16.
Senior attack Ted McKenna scored three goals and senior goaltender Sean Aaron made eight saves to lead #14 Union College to a 10-4 victory over #11 Bowdoin College in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Second Round at Frank Bailey Field Saturday afternoon.
UAlbany's Jess Antelmi tallied two goals and one assist in the loss against Florida, 6-4, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 12 at Donald R. Dizney Lacrosse Stadium. The Great Danes finish out the 2012 season 12-6 overall.
The Canisius College men's lacrosse team hung with top-seeded Loyola for the first half in the NCAA Tournament First Round but a 13-0 run to start the second stanza secured a 17-5 victory for the Greyhounds. The 2012 MAAC Champions, the Griffs finish the season with a 6-8 record and Loyola improves to 15-1 and advances to next weekend's quarterfinals.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team fell 15-4 to No. 1 Salisbury University in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship on Saturday afternoon in Salisbury, MD. Fisher took a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the contest, winning several draw controls to start the game, but couldn't hold on against the undefeated Sea Gulls.
Buffalo State (14-7) scored six goals on just nine shots, but could not stop the No. 5-ranked team in the country Trinity College (18-1), as the host Bantams rolled to a 17-6 victory in the second round of the NCAA playoffs today, ending the Bengals' season.
Fulton junior attacker Kate Rothrock tallied three goals and five assists to lead the Lady Red Raiders past New Hartford 15-4 in varsity girls lacrosse action Tuesday at the Donald Distin Athletic Complex.
Being a ref is where you learn the "other" side of the game. As a player, you're primarily concerned with X's and O's, conditioning, stick work and scouting reports. As an official, you are learning the game from a rules and procedure standpoint and protecting the players' safety. This is my third season officiating youth ball (ages 9-14) with the SLOA, and I can tell you that playing the game has definitely made the process a little easier but, like any new experience, there are some things you just have to learn on the fly.
The Duke men’s lacrosse team was on the practice field Sunday night when the NCAA Tournament selections were announced. During the practice head coach John Danowski shouted out names of potential first-round opponents, among them Syracuse. Sure enough, his team soon learned it would be playing a team that has won 11 Division I title games over the last three decades, more than any other team in the nation, at noon today (ESPN) at Koskinen Stadium on the Duke campus.
Canisius’ Tim Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt): The Golden Griffins aren’t especially deep in the midfield, but that unit is headlined by freshman Tim Edwards, who has registered 13 goals and 18 assists. Edwards will likely be shadowed by junior long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff, who leads Loyola in caused turnovers (32) and groundballs (68). “[H]e’s going to have his hands full up top,” Toomey said of Ratliff. Edwards “is the MAAC Rookie of the Year, and he’s a very athletic young man that is very impressive.
Today is a big day for Matt Hoey. For someone who has kicked the game-winning field goal to lead Auburn to the 2006 state football championship and a member of the 2009 SUNY Cortland lacrosse team that won the national Division III championship, that's saying something.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team hopes to return to its winning ways Sunday as NCAA tournament action kicks off. The Orange carried a program-best 15-game winning streak into last weekend's Big East tournament championship, but lost some momentum when it fell to Loyola, 13-7.
The power in college lacrosse long has been concentrated among a few schools. This might be the year that changes. Neither of the No. 1 seeds in the 16-team men’s and women’s tournaments have won national championships. They begin pursuit of those titles this weekend when the first rounds are held at sites across the country.
Hamburg (Section VI) finally made it to Canandaigua and came away with a 13-9 victory tonight. The Bulldogs led 4-2 after the first quarter and 8-6 at the half. Senior attackman Pat Nowak who is planning to attend LeMoyne next fall, led the offensive list for Hamburg with 4g-1a. Senior goaltender Tom Lipomi had 14s (64%) for the Bulldogs (14-1).
The Shenendehowa boys’ lacrosse team used several man-up opportunities in the third quarter to build a four-goal lead and then held on by the smallest of margins at the end in a 11-10 win over Ballston Spa Friday afternoon. (Vieo 2:03)
Chenango Forks' girls lacrosse team was defeated by Ithaca 18-14 in a Section 4 Conference match on Friday. Ithaca's Lindsay Biondi scored seven goals and teammate Grace Boyce also scored three, with both tacking on an assist.
Johnny Powless has already captured some hardware from his rookie pro season with the Rochester Knighthawks. The 19-year-old Mohawk Turtle, who lives in Canada in the Six Nations community of Ohsweken, was chosen as the most sportsmanlike player in the nine-team National Lacrosse League (NLL).
Jake Coon didn't know what to think about Tyler Russell. It was 2010, and Coon had just taken over as head coach at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He had a pretty good team – the Tigers went 14-6 in that first season led offensively by the likes of Iric Bressler, Jordan MacIntosh and Sean Gillies – but there was an underlying uneasiness with the Russell, a 5-foot-8, 185-pound lefty finisher.
UAlbany women's lacrosse prepares for the No. 1 overall seed Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 12 at Donald R. Dizney Lacrosse Stadium (1 pm). This is the first meeting between the two squads and fifth overall meeting for the Danes against an America Lacrosse Conference opponent. UAlbany is 1-3 all-time against an ALC team with Northwestern being the most recent opponent. The Great Danes fell to the Wildcats in the 2011 NCAA Quarterfinals, 18-4, on May 21.
No. 4/4 Syracuse begins NCAA Tournament play when it hosts No. 9/9 Dartmouth in the first round on Sunday, May 13 at 4 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. The Orange (16-3) and Big Green (12-4) will meet for the second time this season. Syracuse defeated Dartmouth, 22-4, earlier this season.
Colgate and UMass are two of the top three scoring teams in the nation, featuring two of the top three scorers in the nation in Colgate's Peter Baum and Will Manny from UMass.
Not to mention, Colgate's Robert Grabher is second in the nation in groundballs (124) and UMass goalie Tim McCormack is second in the nation in save percentage (.615).
I spoke with first-year Colgate head coach Mike Murphy "On the Block" on The Score 1260 on Thursday.
Nearing the post-season, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team was in good form, as evidenced by its 8-7 win over then-unbeaten Penn Yan on May 5. Three nights and plenty of rain later, it was back to league play, as the Bees went to Oswego and endured the mud with calm clarity, defeating the Buccaneers 9-5.
The Boston Cannons will host the Hamilton Nationals this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. The Cannons are off to a rousing title defense, beginning the season 2-0 start after their 15-3 victory over the Rochester Rattlers on April 28 and last weekend’s 20-12 victory over the Charlotte Hounds last weekend. The Nationals dropped their season opener 15-6 to the Denver Outlaws last weekend. This game represents a rematch of the 2011 MLL Finals, which saw Boston outlast Hamilton 10-9 to win its first Steinfeld Trophy.
The Rochester Rattlers have activated rookie M Roy Lang (Cornell) from the MLL Collegiate Inactive List and used him to replace M Dan Hardy on their roster for their Week Three game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday, May 12th at 7PM in Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Knighthawks Krew fan club will host the Rochester Knighthawks Viewing Party at the Stock Exchange Restaurant on Saturday, May 12th. The Knighthawks visit the Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Rock in the East Division Finals at 7:00 p.m. in a nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network. The game is available on Time Warner Cable Channel 232 and in HD on 1027.
Ted Glesener found the key to solving a zone defense - take accurate shots, frequently.
Because Glesener did so, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team once again asserted itself as the Section III Class A team to beat, dominating from start to finish in a 14-4 victory over Liverpool Thursday night at Wildcat Stadium.
more photos by Rich Barnes at LaxPower.com
Cazenovia High School attackman Connor Cannizzaro is a scoring machine. He led the Lakers in scoring as a freshman and a sophomore. As a junior, he leads the No. 1-ranked Class C boys lacrosse team with 43 goals and 31 assists. Statistically, he’s among the best, whatever the class, in all of Section III.
Yet for all the multitude of times and ways Cannizzaro finds the back of the net, his eyes light up when discussion turns to a more obscure piece of his lacrosse game.
It is a popular catch-phrase Roy Simmons III, the director of operations for the Syracuse University lacrosse team, recites often. “If it’s to be it’s up to me.” Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. followed it and changed the world. In the much smaller universe of college lacrosse, SU senior midfielder Bobby Eilers has used it to help salvage a season that only 10 days ago appeared headed for ruin.
Despite its No. 1 ranking, 17-0 record, and 489-52 scoring margin against opponents, the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team says it is not assuming anything as it goes for a fourth-straight NJCAA title this weekend. (Video 1:15)
In a game that went right to last minute, Irondequoit defeated Pittsford 7-6. Fairport won a 5-2 victory over visiting Penn Yan. Thomas beat Brighton 8-6 and HF-L took at 9-8 win from Webster Schroeder. Penfield won their game with Canandaigua 10-6. The other winners were Gates, Spencerport, Churchville, Victor, Geneva, Mynderse, Bath, East Rochester, Whitman, Livonia, Hilton, Pal-Mac and Timon.
Seven goals, seven Red Raiders. That was the story of the first quarter in Palmyra-Macedon’s rout of Finger Lakes foe Honeoye/Bloomfield on a crisp spring Thursday evening. And the red-and-white never relented, as Joe Hill’s Big Red Machine crafted an 18-4 triumph.
Syracuse junior Michelle Tumolo has been named one of five finalists for the 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy. The list of finalists was released by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Thursday, May 10. Tumolo becomes the second member of the Orange to be named a finalist for the award, which honors the top male and female collegiate lacrosse players in the nation.
Colgate men's lacrosse junior Peter Baum was announced as one of the five men's finalists for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Thursday. First presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
The Canisius Golden Griffins (6-7, 5-3 MAAC), who are set to play No. 1 seed Loyola this Saturday, suffered a discouraging four-game losing streak during the middle of the season, capped by a 14-2 loss to conference power Siena. The team was wracked with injuries, especially at defense and the face-off position, forcing coach Randy Mearns to experiment with his roster.
The two programs play an up-tempo style of lacrosse and have strikingly similar philosophies on the offensive end. However, the story of Saturday’s game begins as it may likely end — with two of the nation's most illustrious attackmen.
The Orange men's lacrosse team (9-7) received the BIG EAST Conference’s automatic berth in the 2012 NCAA Championship and will begin postseason play against No. 3 seed Duke (13-4) on Saturday, May 12 at Koskinen Stadium. Face is slated for 12 p.m.
The Empire 8 announced its men's lacrosse award winners with Ithaca College senior Brendan Green (Pittsford Mendon) being named Goalkeeper of the Year. A first-team All-Empire 8 selection, Green posted a goals-against average of 6.25 in Empire 8 play stopping 53 shots for a .552 save percentage in regular-season league action. He added eight saves in the Empire 8 semifinal against Nazareth and 14 saves in the championship game at ninth-ranked Stevens. As a team, Ithaca led the conference in both goals-against average and save percentage.
The No. 7 RIT men's lacrosse team will host Western New England University in the Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday, May 12 at 12 pm on RIT Stadium. Tickets for the game are $5 for adults, $2 for students, children 12 and under are free.
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Hollywood stars and local dignitaries turned out for the world premiere of “Crooked Arrows” on Wednesday, May 9 at the Crouse Hinds Theater at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Following a red carpet show, a sold-out audience watched the film, which focuses on a Native American high school lacrosse team to honor the origins of the sport of lacrosse in the Native American community.
“I was very touched by all of the authenticity of the native humor,” [Roy Simmons Jr.] said after the screening. “People don’t realize that about the natives – they can be funny and goof on one another. I liked the end of the movie because the (prep school team) Coventry were shaking hands with the (Native American) team. That’s the way it should be.”
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If the Cazenovia and Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse teams have a post-season encounter to look forward to, they'll both have a lot to draw on, based on their regular-season clash Wednesday night at Alibrandi Stadium.
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Perhaps the Marcellus boys lacrosse team, frustrated so many times in close contests against powerful opponents this spring, will win bigger games in the weeks ahead. But the Mustangs took particular joy in going to Skaneateles Tuesday night and knocking off the Lakers 8-7 at Arthur Hyatt Stadium.
The No. 7 RIT (15-2) men's lacrosse team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championship with an 18-4 win over New England College (12-7) on Wednesday afternoon at RIT Stadium. The Tigers advance to face Western New England University on Saturday, May 12 at RIT. Western New England defeated Connecticut College 6-5 in double overtime.
Sophomore attack Nate Greenberg had three goals and Ted McKenna, Jack Farrell and Jonathan Andrews each scored twice to lead No. 14 Union men's lacrosse (12-4, 5-1 Liberty League) to a 12-5 win over Montclair State (11-6, 6-0 Skyline Conference) in the opening round of the Division III NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Frank Bailey Field.
Senior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) matched her season and career high of 10 points with four goals and six assists to lead the nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 22-6 win versus Castleton St. Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team defeated Fredonia State 9-8 in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Wednesday night. Emily Bryerton gave Fisher its only lead of the game with 1:57 left to play in the first portion of the overtime, a lead the Cardinals would not relinquish. Caroline Trpcevski stopped a shot from point blank range with 14 second remaining in the game to secure the victory for the Cardinals.
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Karen Shaddock (Corning/Corning East) netted 10 goals and added three assists to lead Buffalo State (14-6) to a decisive 18-10 victory over visiting Springfield (11-8) in today's opening round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse tournament today at Coyer Field.
Messiah College tallied 10 first half goals and held off the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team in the second stanza for an 18-8 victory in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Falcons – who are ranked 10th nationally – improve to 16-3 on the season and will face the winner of the Colby/Endicott contest. The Engineers conclude their outstanding season with a 16-2 mark.
Canisius: Jimmy Haney, A - Haney, a senior from [Cicero-North Syracuse], was instrumental in helping the Golden Griffins grab the MAAC title and AQ. In two games in the MAAC tourney Haney scored eight goals, two in a pivotal fourth-quarter surge against Siena in the MAAC championship game. Haney will now be facing the #1 seed and a very stingy Loyola defense. If the Griffs are to pull off the historic upset they will need his productivity.
Syracuse University senior attackman Tim Desko is known for his proclivity to make the highlight reel with his acrobatic shots. His between-the-legs shot versus Virginia was seen on ESPN's SportsCenter and is reenacted daily in my living room by my energetic 8- year-old son. In late April, Tim did it again against the Golden Domers in the shadow of Touchdown Jesus, who approvingly signaled: goal!
Listings of the teams and players and coaches of the year for the 2012 season - many for D1 posted previously with releases sent by conferences - have been compiled for NCAA Men's and Women's Divisions I, II, and III.
The Rochester Knighthawks will travel to Toronto on Saturday, May 12th to take on the defending champion Toronto Rock at 7:00 p.m. The East Division Finals will be televised live on CBS Sports Network, which is available on Time Warner Cable Channel 232 and 1027 in HD. The game will be carried on radio on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.
Austin Hope, Logan Thomas and Nick Kline took turns on Tuesday night, flinging shots into the net as the Liverpool boys lacrosse team took charge in the second quarter of Tuesday night's pivotal game against Fayetteville-Manlius. By the time they were done, the trio had four goals apiece - and the Warriors had a 13-8 victory over the Hornets, remaining undefeated.
Seven players scored goals for the Corning boys in their 14-5 Section 4 Lacrosse League victory at Horseheads on Tuesday. JM Tokar led the Hawks (13-3) with four goals. Jake Woodhouse, David Grimaldi and Tanner Morse added two apiece.
Fulton junior attacker Kate Rothrock tallied three goals and five assists to lead the Lady Red Raiders past New Hartford 15-4 in varsity girls lacrosse action Tuesday at the Donald Distin Athletic Complex.
There are those moments when a program feels it has arrived. For Buffalo State women's lacrosse coach Meg Stevens, the moment hit early this week as the Bengals earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.
It was extremely important for all of us to have the lacrosse action in the film be as real as possible, so we went on a country wide journey to find great lacrosse players to star in the movie who could properly display and showcase the sport of lacrosse on the big screen.
Well, for just about the first time since February 18, I had a Saturday where there was no Brockport game to follow and, despite some temptations, I ended up going nowhere to watch a live lacrosse game. Instead, I got some long-overdue lawn work done in the morning and then settled in front of the TV at noon to watch the first-ever Big East championship game between Syracuse and St. Johns. After that was TV coverage of the Hopkins-Army game, so it wasn’t like I didn’t get my fill of great lacrosse.
The Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams, a Class B team competing in central New York's Section III, assembled one of the best runs in state history with a 46-game winning streak that spanned the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons, and included back-to-back state title wins in 2010 and 2011. Coached by former Syracuse University All-American attackman Jamie Archer, Jamesville-DeWitt has risen to supremecy in Section III and all of Class B for that matter.
Since taking on the Blue Devils in April, Syracuse has endured an up-and-down finish to its season. At times, like in a 10-8 loss to Georgetown on Senior Day, the team underachieved as it did early in the season. But at others, like in winning the Big East tournament last weekend to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, SU looked like a force to be reckoned with in postseason play.
SUNY Cortland senior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) has been chosen as the 2012 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year. She also earned the award last spring.
Junior Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) of The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team was named to the First-Team All-SUNYAC. Zartman was one of four Brockport players to be selected to an all-conference team, but was the lone Golden Eagle to be named to the first-team.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team finished its season with an 8-8 record overall and 3-4 in the always competitive Empire 8 Conference. This was the team's best record since 2009 and just the second time in six years with a record of .500 or above. In the conference, UC had wins over Hartwick (15-5), Alfred (14-9), and Elmira (20-16).
The Playoff Buses are back! For the second time in team history, the Rochester Knighthawks will run buses to a National Lacrosse League Playoff Game. Knighthawks fans can join the party and travel to Toronto for FREE on seven buses donated by Knighthawks owner Curt Styres. Space is limited to the first 325 fans.
Toronto Rock fans will fondly recall many years from now the oddity of a 7-6 home win over Buffalo that opened the 2012 National Lacrosse League playoffs. Bandits fans will prefer that their memory banks have been robbed, of course, but regardless of which side a fan supported last Saturday night, all would agree that the game had a bizarre ending.
. . . Trilogy strengthened its Management team with the addition of former NCAA Coach of the Year and Current Denver Outlaws Coach Jim Stagnitta. Stagnitta will serve as the Director of Lacrosse Clubs and in addition to overseeing all of the teams, will coordinate coaches training, recruiting education and provide the framework for player evaluations.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. That was the reaction of Syracuse University lacrosse team as it watched the Division I NCAA Tournament selection show Sunday night and learned it would be headed to third-seeded Duke at noon Saturday (ESPN). “UMass, Lehigh, UNC,” senior co-captain Bobby Eilers said Monday afternoon. “We did not expect Duke at all.”
The Clarence boys lacrosse team survived a game of runs to hand Orchard Park a 13-11 loss on Monday night under the lights at Clarence. The Red Devils lost to the Quakers, 14-5, in the season's first meeting, but this time they led most of the way and were able to hold off the Quakers when they made their expected runs.
Leave it to a couple of sophomores to steal the thunder on Senior Night for the Watertown High School boys lacrosse team. But Eric Soderquist and Bradley McKinney were more than happy to lend friendly and timely goals to their hard-working teammates, especially the defenders.
Congratulations, you're one of the top boys lacrosse players in the country. You're being offered a scholarship as an underclassman. But you need to have an answer quickly. Because the offer might not be there for long.
All is now lined up for the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team as it takes its shot at defending state Class C champion Cazenovia and its 30-game win streak Wednesday night at Alibrandi Stadium.
Bath Youth Lacrosse traveled to Penn Yan on Saturday and played two games against Elmira Southside and Palmyra Macedon. On Sunday, 17 players traveled to Cornell and participated in a clinic put on by the Cornell Big Red lacrosse players. The clinic was a fundraiser for the Dream Factory.
The Onondaga Community College men's and women's lacrosse teams have their Final Four assignments. The No. 1-ranked and undefeated men's team (17-0) will play Genesee Community College (15-3) in an NJCAA national semifinal game at noon on Saturday at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y. In the other men's semfinal, Essex will meet Nassau at 3. The winners play Sunday at 1 for the national title.
The Cougars, the number four seed, will travel to Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York and play Onondaga Community College, the tournament's number one seed and the nation's top-ranked team, on Saturday afternoon at 1pm.
Though only receiving three first place votes this week, NCAA #1 seed Loyola used the support of five second place votes to secure the top spot in this week's Casey Powell Lacrosse Division I Top 20. UMass slips one to a solid #2, followed by Johns Hopkins and Duke, with Virginia and Notre Dame tied at #5. Lehigh, Colgate, Yale, and Syracuse were the big movers as three of them claimed Conference titles.
The lacrosse players-turned-actors play on the Crooked Arrows Hero Team in the independent film that premieres in Syracuse on Wednesday. Ty Hill, Cree Cathers, Alex Cook, Derek Bennett, Shaye Thomas and Orris Edwards attended the signing.
Outside of some gnarly haircuts, Canisius goes with Cascade CPX-R helmets, Nike uniforms, STX gloves/armpads, and Nike shoes/socks on Game Day. Yet, to be honest, those trim ups steal the show hands down.
Tony Seaman compiled a record of 263-166 in 30 years as a head coach at Johns Hopkins, Towson, Penn and C.W. Post. In one of his many current roles, he serves to chair the selection committee tasked with filling out the 16-team field for the upcoming NCAA tournament. Seaman discussed the deliberations over the No. 1 seed, the rationale for Massachusetts not getting a top-four seed, and thought process behind inviting Princeton over Penn State.
Deron Dempster scored an Ivy League Tournament-record eight goals and teammate Matt Gibson dished out eight assists Friday night as Yale upended Cornell, 14-10, in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament at Princeton's Class of '52 Stadium. The loss dropped Cornell to 9-4 on the season and was its third straight setback -- the first time a CU team has lost three straight in 11 years. The loss also killed Cornell's chances at securing an NCAA bid, as the Big Red was left out of the tournament. The field was announced Sunday night.
Josh Sims’ five goals and an assist carried the Denver Outlaws (2-0), using a strong team effort, to win their second straight game, a 15-6 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Hamilton Nationals (0-1) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday night.
The teenagers were gathered at the Two Eagle River School football field that day for a rare lacrosse matchup between two teams from Western American Indian reservations. In fact, none of the coaches or parents were aware of any other reservation lacrosse teams in the West beyond those two teams – 10Sticks of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Nadzitsaga affiliated with the Burns Paiute Tribe in Oregon – except for a team from Prairie Island, Minn., if that counts as the West.
All-Conference junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) scored three goals to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to its 10th Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a 10-7 win over sixth-ranked Merrimack on Sunday afternoon at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. Le Moyne, which improved to 17-0 on the year, earned the North Region bid in the NCAA Championships and will host South Region representative Limestone in the NCAA Semifinals on Saturday, May 19.
The Canisius College men's lacrosse team held Siena College without a goal in the second half, rallying for a 10-9 victory to win the 2012 MAAC Championship on the campus of Marist College on Sunday afternoon.
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There was absolutely no suspense and no doubt. There was, however, an unexpected surprise at the end of Onondaga Community College's routine 24-6 victory over Monroe Community College in the Region III men’s junior college lacrosse championship on Sunday.
Melissa Smith's unassisted goal 40 seconds into the second overtime session gave No. 3-ranked Monroe Community College a 12-11 victory over No. 2-ranked Onondaga Community College in the women's Region III championship lacrosse game on Sunday at sun-splashed Wehrum Stadium.
Syracuse University Assistant Director of Native Studies and former All-American lacrosse player Neal Powless, who co-produced the movie 'Crooked Arrows', offers a behind-the-scenes look at the film and his role in gaining the support of the Onondaga Nation for the project.
The championship provides for a four-team tournament. One team from each of the three regions (North, Central and South) and one at-large team from any region were selected to participate in the men’s lacrosse championship. Teams selected from the same region were paired for semifinal competition. Semifinal competition is scheduled for Saturday, May 19.
In its first year in the the Liberty League, the No. 7 RIT (14-2) men's lacrosse team won the 2012 title with an 8-6 win over No. 11 Union College (11-4) in the championship game from sunny RIT Field on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Tigers earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament. Sophomore goalie Anthony DeLeo was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, making 12 stops in the championship game on Sunday.
The Loyola Greyhounds have earned the top seed to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, their first No. 1 seed since 1999 and first first-round home game since 2000. The Greyhounds finished the season 14-1 and ranked No. 1 in the RPI, with a Top 5 win over Duke and Top 20 wins over Ohio State, Fairfield (2) and Denver (2).
s of Friday morning, five Finger Lakes teams were ranked in the top 15 for Section 5 on LaxPower.com. Canandaigua (10-2) sits at No. 1, Victor (8-3) is No. 4, Marcus Whitman (8-2) is No. 9, Waterloo (11-1) is No. 11 and Geneva (9-2) is No. 12.
For a brief moment, the Bees teased its fans into thinking it could reverse recent history, leading early in Friday’s showdown with the Wildcats at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. But the Wildcats took over from there, getting away and prevailing by a score of 16-10.
While still preparing for the crucial regular-season homestretch, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team made sure it didn’t trip up in any of the three games leading up to it, outscoring its opponents by a combined 52-16 margin.
A higher level of play was needed for the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team if it wanted to get through a brutal regular-season homestretch. That trek commenced Friday night, against Homer, a team that pummeled the Lakers 13-5 back on April 20. While the rematch proved a lot closer, the Lakers could not get payback, falling again to the Trojans by a 9-5 margin.
On Sunday afternoon the No. 1 Le Moyne women’s lacrosse team trailed by just one goal late in the second half against visiting No. 2 Adelphi University. But after attack Kathleen Conese’s goal that pulled the Dolphins within 13-12, Panthers senior attack Michelle Ceraso controlled the ensuing draw, allowing Adelphi to run out the clock.
Jesse O'Donnell scored with four seconds left to lift #8/15 Massachusetts past the Canisius College women's lacrosse team, 13-12, in an NCAA Tournament Play-In Game. The Minutewomen improve to 19-1 on the season and earn an automatic bid to the 16-team bracket, while the Griffs conclude their MAAC Championship season with a 10-9 mark.
I will never forget the spring of 1983, my second year playing lacrosse at Herkimer County Community College for Hall of Famer Paul Wehrum and the year Syracuse University won its first national championship. I would go on to play in two championships for the orange in 1984 and 1985; I lost both times but how I ended up a scholarship athlete at SU is a story worth telling.
Everything fell into place on Saturday as the Toronto Rock completed an incredible comeback. Brenden Thenhaus scored with a one-handed shovel shot with 1:35 remaining to cap a rally from a 6-2 halftime deficit and give Toronto a 7-6 victory over the Buffalo Bandits in a National Lacrosse League East Division semifinal.
Led by six points from Tommy Palasek, the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (9-7) built a 7-0 first half lead and never looked back en route to a 12-4 victory against St. John’s (8-7) to capture the BIG EAST title in the championship game of the inaugural conference tournament on Saturday at Villanova Stadium. With the win, the Orange receives the BIG EAST automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament field of 16, and will learn its first round opponent at the NCAA Selection Show tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. (ESPNU).
No. 2/2 Syracuse (16-3) had its school-record 15-game winning streak end in a 13-7 setback to No. 12/10 Loyola (Md.) (13-5) in the championship game of the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 5 in the Carrier Dome.
Three members of the Orange were named to the All-Tournament team, including junior Michelle Tumolo, sophomore Alyssa Murray and junior Becca Block. Tumolo led the Orange with three points (2g, 1a) in the championship game, while Murray added a pair of goals. Block had a goal to go along with two draw controls.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team scored the game's first eight goals and the Engineers were never threatened as they went on to defeat William Smith College, 16-7, in the Liberty League Tournament Championship Game at Renwyck Field.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team allowed just one goal in each half en route to a 9-2 victory versus Geneseo Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC Finals at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 18-0 on the season and won their fifth straight conference title, earning an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Knights had a six-game winning streak snapped and finished the season at 6-8.
The No. 11/12 Colgate men's lacrosse team gave its seniors a reason to celebrate after defeating No. 6/9 Maryland 13-11 on Senior Day at Andy Kerr Stadium. The win was the second-straight for the Raiders over the Terps in program history.
The Raiders will learn their fate in the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 6 during the selection show that will take place at 9:00 p.m. on ESPNU. The team honored its nine seniors, Patrick Campbell, Jason Coppersmith, John Donnally, Kevin Gordon, Jeff Ledwick, Jared Madison, Pat Shanley, Colby Wilson, and Chris Zielinski before the game.
UAlbany's Mel Rorie, with her three-goal performance, was named America East Conference Championship MVP in the win over Stony Brook, 9-7, on Saturday, May 5 at Nickerson Field. The Great Danes have now won the last two America East Championships and will wait on Sunday, May 6 at 9 pm to find out who they will play in the NCAA Tournament.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team defeated Stevens Institute of Technology 13-9 in the Empire 8 Conference semifinals to advance to the final game which will be played at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Cardinals will face the No. 1 seed and host Ithaca College Bombers, who defeated Fisher 8-3 earlier in the season. Taylor Hughes led Fisher to victory on Saturday, as she exploded for a career-high nine points on seven goals and two assists.
Senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) scored seven points on five goals and two assists to lead the nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 12-5 victory versus Buffalo St. Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC Final at the Stadium Complex. With the win, the Red Dragons improved to 17-1 on the season and captured their 14th consecutive SUNYAC title and an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Bengals dropped to 13-6 with the setback.
No. 10/8 Johns Hopkins used an explosive second half to power past visiting Army, 13-6, Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Black Knights trailed by a single goal, 4-3, at halftime but the Blue Jays used possession and efficient scoring to come up with the victory.
Freshman draw specialist Shannon Gilroy (Northport, N.Y.) scored seven goals and greatly contributed to the Gators’ 18-5 slant on draw controls to help lead the Gators past top-ranked Northwestern, 14-7, to claim their first-ever American Lacrosse Conference Tournament title. ALC Tournament Most Valuable Player Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) made nine stops in the cage, and once again held Northwestern to just seven goals, tying the season-low seven NU scored against Florida two weeks ago. Heading into the NCAA Tournament, both teams hold a 17-2 overall record.
ILGear.com will be bringing you more string jobs from noteworthy players from the professional ranks, including stars of both the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse. Next up is a stick strung by former Onodaga Community College and Syracuse University All-American attackman and current Rochester Knighthawks All-Pro Cody Jamieson, the Six Nations product who is best known for sinking the game-winner in the 2009 NCAA tournament and for terrorizing the Canadian boxla ranks for several years as a top player at both the Junior A and Senior A levels.
A 7-0 run to open the second half propelled the top-seeded and 20th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse past fourth-seeded Nazareth, 14-4, in the semifinal round of the Empire 8 Championship Tournament at Higgins Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Jeff Tundo scored four goals and added an assist to lead Stony Brook to a 14-8 win over UAlbany in the America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. America East Player of the Year Joe Resetarits was held to one goal and one assist by the Seawolves, but ends his career scoring a goal in 49 consecutive games.
Tommy Palasek was named the Big East championship’s Most Outstanding Player after combining to score four goals and dish out seven assists in Syracuse’s two games this weekend. The senior attack played the role of quarterback, leading a potent and balanced attack for the Orange against Villanova and St. John’s. Following the game, Palasek was modest about his success during the tournament.
Bobby Wardwell led the charge into the locker room. The centerpiece of Syracuse's stifling display, he and the rest of the Orange raced across the field and through the tunnel at halftime, carrying an insurmountable seven-goal lead. Syracuse was well on its way to winning the Big East championship. Wardwell, a freshman goaltender, was a huge reason, shutting out St. John's in a dominant first half.
Derek Andrews may be just a sophomore. But he’s got the talent and expectations of an upperclassman for the Iroquois High School boys lacrosse team. In his second season at the varsity level, the attack man has emerged into a standout performer for the young Chiefs, who are looking to remain competitive in the loaded Class B.
Deron Dempster had an Ivy League Tournament record eight goals and Matt Gibson matched him step-for-step with eight assists as No. 3 seed Yale knocked out No. 2 Cornell 14-10 on Friday evening at Class of '52 Field at Princeton University. Cornell dropped to 9-4, while the Bulldogs advanced to Sunday's final by moving to 10-4 overall.
With the victory, the Dolphins (16-0) advance to the conference championship game for the 12th time in the last 13 years. The Dolphins will host second-seeded Merrimack on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. The teams are meeting in the championship game for the sixth time, with the Dolphins winning three of the first five meetings.
Senior Lucy Johnson scored six goals to lead the third-seeded William Smith lacrosse team to a 14-10 win over No. 2 RIT in a Liberty League semifinal played in Troy, N.Y., this afternoon. The Herons will take on top-seeded RPI in the championship game tomorrow, May 5 at 3 p.m.
Those are significant changes and present a marked contrast to St. John’s. “I don’t think they are (different),” Desko said. “They do what they do. They’ve been pretty consistent with it. Probably 80 percent of their offense has been in a big/little and an invert behind the goal. We’re pretty sure we’re going to see more of that tomorrow. I think they just made a decision to do what they do and try to do it well.”
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In five tries now, the Corning Hawks have yet to defeat the Ithaca Little Red in boys lacrosse. On Friday at Memorial Stadium, the Hawks had the defending sectional champs and Class A state runner-up on the ropes, but could not deliver the knockout punch.
Vestal senior Julia Maczko scored her 143rd goal and 100th assist in the Golden Bears' 14-7 win over Wyoming Seminary. Maczko now holds Vestal's all-time scoring record, previously set in 2010 at 141 by Erin Wood.
No. 2/2 Syracuse goes for its third BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Tournament title when it takes on No. 12/10 Loyola on Saturday, May 5. The championship game is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange has won 15 in a row and is 16-2 this season, while the Greyhounds are 12-5.
The third-seeded Canisius College men's lacrosse team advanced to the MAAC Championship Game for the second time in the program's history on Friday, defeating second-seeded Detroit, 12-10, in a semifinal at Marist College. The Griffs - who doubled the Titans in the second half, 10-5 - improve to 5-7 with the victory, while Detroit finishes their season with a 6-9 record.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team used a six-goal run in the second half to overtake The College at Brockport and went on to an 11-9 win Friday afternoon in the SUNYAC Semifinals at the Stadium Complex.
With 22 seconds left in the game, Cornell had a chance to complete a four-goal comeback against Dartmouth in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal. But after sprinting to get the ball into the offensive zone, the Big Red could not get a shot away, and Dartmouth held on for a tight 9-8 win on Penn's campus Friday evening.
Johns Hopkins has won 54 of 67 games in this series, including the last six meetings. Army (7-7) lost to No. 11 Lehigh in Friday’s semifinal of the Patriot League tournament, which the Mountain Hawks eventually captured. The Black Knights likely won’t play in the NCAA tournament, but the Blue Jays (10-3) could use a victory to cement a seed and a home game in the first round. Here are a few factors that could play a role in the outcome at Homewood Field on Saturday.
When John Svec took over the Siena lacrosse program last year he wanted to gain some insight into what made his players tick. He set up one-on-one interviews with each of his athletes and asked them two basic questions: What do you love about the sport, and, Why do you play lacrosse? The answer from Bryan Neufeld was quite simple: I love scoring goals.
Hamilton College's Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) and Luke Sadoff '12 (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa HS) were selected to the 2012 NESCAC men's lacrosse all-conference team on May 3.
It was like some sort of cruel social experiment. What would happen if you took Hamilton, which won the NCAA championship in 2008 and returned to the title game two years later, out of the comfort of the Liberty League and threw them into the NESCAC?
The Rochester Knighthawks have been waiting five years to host a playoff game, and they did not disappoint when they finally got their chance. The Knighthawks defeated the Philadelphia Wings 14-13 in a thrilling game Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena. With the win, Rochester moves on to next weekend’s Eastern Division Final where they will face the winner of the other semifinal Saturday night between the Toronto Rock and the Buffalo Bandits.
There is a lot of excitement in the air at the Onondaga Nation School and the Nation itself. Usually there is a lot of excitement when there is a lacrosse game, but this time there is a lacrosse movie premiering soon. Not just any lacrosse movie, but Crooked Arrows featuring many of our boys. “I am really excited to see the movie” says Ivy a 6th grader who traveled to Boston to be a part of the cheering fans during the filming of the championship game. “My brother is in it, I can't wait!”
“I was very excited in the idea of a lacrosse movie which focused on a Haudenosaunee viewpoint” says Neal Powless. “It had potential, but it was missing a lot about who we are and what the game means to us. Nine re-writes later, I think that people will get a better understanding of what lacrosse means to us at Onondaga and the other Haudenosaunee communities.”
Bobby Eilers (Simsbury, Conn.) netted a career-high four goals and the third-seeded Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (8-7) outscored No. 2 seed Villanova 9-2 in the second half to run away with a 15-6 win against the Wildcats (8-7) in the BIG EAST Semifinals on Thursday night at Villanova Stadium. SU advances to the championship game of the inaugural conference tournament, and will faceoff with St. John’s on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on ESPNU.
Sophomore Alyssa Constantino made a save with no time remaining to seal No. 2/2 Syracuse’s (16-2) 7-6 victory against No. 16/15 Georgetown (9-8) in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Friday, May 3 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange has now won 15 consecutive games.
Syracuse advances to the championship game where it will face No. 12/10 Loyola on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. It will be the Orange's third appearance in the finals and its first since 2008. The Greyhounds advanced to the finals with an 11-9 victory against No. 6/6 Notre Dame in the first semifinal.
The team photo is buried on page 216 of the yearbook. It is a pretty casual shot. Instead of the standard two lines, with the front row on a knee, the 30 players are scattered on a hill behind Auburn High School. The roster only has a number, a first initial, and a last name.
"We had some hair then, huh?" asked 47--K. Dautrich.
Seton Catholic Central's boys lacrosse team defeated visiting Chenango Forks for the first time in program history Thursday, 13-11, in a rematch of last year's Section 4 Class C championship.
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Pittsford squeaked through another win tonight as they relied on one of Corey Parke's four goals in the game to beat McQuaid Jesuit 7-6. After a 3-3 tie at halftime, and then a 5-5 tie after three quarters, the Panthers scored first in the last quarter.
Colgate junior sensation Peter Baum has shifted back and forth from midfield to attack throughout his Division I career. According to Raiders head coach Mike Murphy, No. 11 Colgate’s season changed when, following a 9-6 loss to Dartmouth on Feb. 25, he moved Baum from the first midfield to attack.
Georgetown’s patience kept it in the game, but Syracuse’s won it. The Hoyas capitalized on a series of defensive Orange blunders to earn an early three-goal lead. Yet Georgetown was subsequently beaten as its own game as Syracuse completed a dynamic comeback.
“We’ve been reminded all week and all year that we’ve been losing the ground ball battle and that’s not something that Syracuse lacrosse likes to do,” SU midfielder Bobby Eilers said. “We’ve been taking that to heart, Coach (John Desko) has been getting on us, the players have been getting on each other and that’s something we want to win.”
Villanova midfielder Max Hart walked slowly to the sidelines with teammate C.J. Burke trudging behind, stick over his head. Through three periods, Syracuse held a four-goal lead thanks to an efficient offensive performance.
Fulton junior attacker Kate Rothrock picked the right side of the net on a free-position shot as time expired to push the Raiders past Mexico 7-6 in a thrilling, down-to-the-wire varsity girls lacrosse game on Tuesday at Mexico High School.
It has been a tough two-year run for many of the seniors on the Saratoga Springs boys varsity lacrosse team. But, they were able to take a big positive out of senior night at Saratoga Springs High School. (with video 1:47)
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Cornell University men's lacrosse coach Richie Moran as the recipient of the 2012 Spirit of Tewaaraton Award. Moran will be honored at the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony May 31, 2012, at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Freshman Tim Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt) highlighted the award winners by the Canisius College men's lacrosse team at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's annual banquet on Thursday night, earning MAAC Rookie of the Year accolades.Edwards also earned second-team All-MAAC honors, while senior attackman Simon Giourmetakis and senior defender Ryan O'Hagan collected first-team accolades.
Le Moyne College senior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year and senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee) has been selected the Goalkeeper of the Year, as voted upon by the league's 13 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Thursday morning.
Six members of the RIT women's lacrosse team were named to the 2011 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse All-Conference team, which was announced by the league on Thursday. Junior #Shelby Vakiener# was named 2012 Liberty League Player of the Year.
Following another dominant regular season, Siena Lacrosse was recognized for their accomplishments in a big way Thursday night at the annual MAAC Awards Banquet in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. First-year head coach John Svec was named the Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year, while Bryan Neufeld earned MAAC Offensive Player of the Year and Tom Morr was tabbed the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Rachael Burek, Mel Rorie and Amanda Pollock each tally four goals as No. 4 seed UAlbany defeats No. 1 Boston U., 15-9, on Thursday, May 3 at Nickerson Field. The Great Danes will look to capture their second consecutive America East Conference Title on Saturday, May 5 against the winner of Stony Brook and UMBC.
Rob Pannell’s senior season as the go-to guy for the Cornell men’s lacrosse team wasn’t supposed to be like this. Visions of capturing the Tewaaraton Award as the best player in America were very real after a standout junior year — 42 goals and 47 assists in 17 games. That earned Pannell national attackman of the year accolades and a strong start this spring had the Big Red soaring.
Five Elmira College women lacrosse players received Empire 8 Conference honors, the college announced Thursday. Meghan Pass, Lindsay Mitchell, Rebecca Matturro and Marissa Mongillo were all honorable mentions.
Seven members of the William Smith lacrosse team were honored by the Liberty League today as voted on by the league's coaches. Seniors Lucy Johnson and Callie Frelinghuysen earned spots on the All-Liberty League first team. Seniors Kathryn Gillan and Megan Brophy were named to the second team, and first-year Rachel Hughes, junior Kathleen Ragan and senior Rosie Scheibel garnered honorable mention.
Ask Cornell coach Jenny Graap to describe the 2012 Ivy League women's lacrosse season, and you might find her using vocabulary more suitable to a war zone than athletics. "This whole season has just been a dogfight," said Graap, now in her 15th year at the helm of the Big Red. "It's been a close battle, every game."
With the Patriot League Tournament in the rear view mirror, the Army lacrosse team closes out the regular season at Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon in what will likely be the team's final game of 2012.
The Hamilton Nationals will open the 2012 season against the Denver Outlaws on Saturday, May 5th at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The 9:00 p.m. contest will be featured on ESPN3.
Head-to-Head: Last season, the Nats and Outlaws finished in a tie for second place with 7-5 records, but Hamilton knocked off Denver 11-9 to advance to the MLL title game. In the Finals, the Nationals fell one goal shy to the Boston Cannons, 10-9.
A brand new season is about to begin: the National Lacrosse League playoffs. The Buffalo Bandits have long been waiting to hear those words as they enter an Eastern Divisional Semifinal matchup against the archrival Toronto Rock on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Junior Michelle Tumolo earned the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Attack Player of the Year and Gary Gait was named the league’s Coach of the Year at the BIG EAST Conference Awards Banquet held Thursday, May 2 in Syracuse, N.Y. Tumolo was also one of a school-record nine members of the Orange to earn all-conference honors.
When the final whistle sounded at the end of Syracuse’s 18-3 victory over Villanova, the celebration began. The Orange huddled around the Big East regular season trophy on the sideline for a team picture to commemorate the most successful regular season in SU history.
This is the time college lacrosse teams dreaming of national championships need to be at the top of their game. It would be folly to put Syracuse and Villanova in that boat as they sail into the one-and-done world of the 2012 postseason.
The duo of Thompson brothers Miles and Lyle combined for 10 goals, scoring five each, while America East Conference Player of the Year Joe Resetarits netted four to lead UAlbany to a 19-8 win over UMBC in men's lacrosse semifinal action on Wednesday evening at UMBC Stadium. The Great Danes advance to the America East title game, where they will take on Stony Brook on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Freshman Steven Cregan (Brighton) had a goal and three assists as Geneseo won its sixth straight game and advanced to the SUNYAC men’s lacrosse tournament championship with a 7-5 victory against Plattsburgh on Wednesday.
For years, the goal had been specific and focused. The Canisius women's lacrosse team wanted to win a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship. Last year, they did, then quickly found themselves asking, "well, now what?" as they entered the NCAA play-in round.
Six Florida lacrosse players were honored by the American Lacrosse Conference this afternoon for their outstanding performances throughout the 2012 regular season. Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.), Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) and Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.) were each named First-Team All-ALC, while Nora Barry (Marcellus), Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) and Gabi Wiegand (Bay Shore, N.Y.) were all selected to the All-ALC Second Team. Additionally, Barry became the second Gator in three years to be named ALC Rookie of the Year, following teammate Ashley Bruns’ (Ellicott City, Md.) 2010 honor.
No. 7 Maryland’s defensive approach to Saturday’s road contest against No. 12 Colgate sounds like a simple task: pay a lot of attention to Peter Baum. That’s easier said than done. The junior attackman leads Division I in points per game (5.7) and goals per game (3.9) and was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year last week.
Andrew Nevins scored all of the team’s four goals but it was not enough as the Schuylerville boys lacrosse team dropped its first game of the season with an 8-4 loss to Cambridge Wednesday afternoon at Schuylerville High School. (Video 1:28)
Leading up to Friday (April 27) evening’s game, the Hamburg girls lacrosse program was so focused on raising money for the cause of its youngest teammate, Ellie DeLucia, who has been afflicted by childhood cancer, that it took the varsity team a bit of adjusting to regain focus on playing.
Cornell freshman men's lacrosse player Matt Donovan has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, as was announced this afternoon by the conference office. He was a unanimous selection for the award in a vote by the conference's coaches and was also named second-team All-Ivy. Senior Roy Lang and junior Jason Noble were named first-team All-Ivy, while senior Chris Langton joined Donovan on the second-team. Juniors Steve Mock and Thomas Keith earned honorable mention selections.
Donovan, the fifth Ivy League Rookie of the Year in Cornell history, ranks first among conference rookies in points per game (2.67) and leads the Big Red with 32 points. He also has the most assists of any freshman in the conference and leads Cornell with 1.17 per game.
SUNY Cortland senior attack Greg Wright (West Irondequoit) has been named the 2012 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Year, while Red Dragon head coach Steve Beville has been chosen as the league's Paul Rose Coach of the Year in a vote of the conference's coaches.
Cortland placed 10 players on the All-SUNYAC team, including eight first-team selections. Wright was joined on the all-league first team by senior attack Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder), sophomore midfielder Joe Slavik (Binghamton/Seton Catholic), senior long-stick midfielder Jack Kennedy (Camillus/West Genesee), sophomore defensive midfielder Doug Meehan (Sayville), junior defenseman Craig Sullivan (Duxbury, MA), sophomore defenseman Brian Winterfeldt (Merrick/Calhoun) and junior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville).
The Orange men's lacrosse team (7-7, 3-3 BIG EAST) earned the third seed in the inaugural BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship and will face tournament host and No. 2 seed Villanova (8-6, 4-2 BIG EAST) in the semifinal round Thursday, May 3 at Villanova Stadium. The Orange is looking to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive and avenge an 11-10 regular-season loss to the Wildcats that represented the team’s first-ever conference defeat.
Thursday's game will air live on ESPN3 (Internet only). It will also be shown Thursday at 11 p.m. on ESPNU.
After Steve Beville starting get pats on the back after his Cortland team dispatched SUNYAC rival Oswego on April 25, he wasn't sure what was going on.
"I actually had no idea," said Beville about reaching the 100-win mark with the Red Dragons during his sixth season. "It happened pretty quick and we've been fortunate because we played a lot of games over the past five years. It jumped on me pretty quick. It's nice, but it is also telling me I'm getting pretty old."
There was a time when the thought of Syracuse Lacrosse being in a conference, let alone a conference tournament, was a thought that would be laughed out of the room. Funny how things work out. As Syracuse gets set to play in their first Big East Tournament against Villanova Thursday at 7 p.m., they need to win the Big East Tournament just to ensure a birth in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
Senior Mike Tota (Webster Schroeder) scored three goals to become Cortland's all-time leader in career goals with 165 as the nationally second-ranked Red Dragons defeated Oneonta, 20-3, in the SUNYAC Semifinals Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Anyone who watched John Greeley crumple to the turf after intercepting a pass untouched in the second quarter of Johns Hopkins’ 8-2 loss to Navy on April 21 grimaced and knew that the junior midfielder would miss an extended period of time.
No. 2/2 Syracuse goes for its third BIG EAST Tournament title when it hosts the conference championship this week in the Carrier Dome. Semifinal action takes place on Thursday, May 3 when No.2 seed Loyola (Md.) (11-5, 7-1) battles No. 3 Notre Dame (13-3, 6-2) at 5:30 p.m. Top-seeded Syracuse (15-2, 8-0) will face No. 4 seed Georgetown (9-7, 5-3) in the second semifinal at approximately 8:15 p.m.
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 Year and junior defenseman Alex Cameron-Carter (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) has been named the Defensive Player of the Year, as voted upon by the conference's 11 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning.
Five Big Red women's lacrosse players were named to the 2012 All-Ivy teams, the league announced Wednesday, highlighted by senior attack Jessi Steinberg and senior defender Cacki Helmer making the first team as unanimous selections.
Five Syracuse University men’s lacrosse players received all-league honors Wednesday, May 2 when the BIG EAST Conference announced its award winners and all-conference teams at the pre-championship banquet in the Philadelphia Marriott West hotel.
Eight members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were named to the 2011 Liberty League Men's Lacrosse All-Conference team, which was announced by the league on Wednesday. Senior #Tyler Russell# was named 2012 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year, while freshman #Brendan MacDonald# was the 2012 Rookie of the Year.
Senior defender Mick Krajacic and junior attack Ben Winkler of the Utica College men's lacrosse team were named to 2012 Empire 8 All-Conference teams on Wednesday. Krajacic is making his third consecutive appearance on the conference's first team, while Winkler is making his first career appearance on the second team. Sophomore Joe Schoen was selected by the coaching staff as the College's representative on the Sportsman of the Year team.
Sophomore midfielder Ariana Parker and senior defenseman Jenn Primeau were among seven Great Danes to be selected to America East All-Conference Women's Lacrosse Teams, which were voted on among the other six conference coaches. Parker and Primeau headlined UAlbany as first-team selections, which was their first time of their respective careers.
Senior Eric Gollands (Chelmsford, MA) of the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team was chosen as a Liberty League First-Team All-Star, headlining seven members of the 2012 Golden Knights squad that were selected as conference all-stars on Wednesday.
High school lacrosse season is kicking into high gear, and in just a few weeks, squads from around the region will be competing in sectional playoffs. Yet, the More Than a Game Foundation gave those athletes a new kind of motivation this Saturday in their "Stick It to Cancer" high school lacrosse event.
First-year goalkeeper Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) stopped a career-best 20 shots and senior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) totaled a career-high five goals and two assists as the sixth-seeded Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team knocked off second-seeded Roanoke, 13-8, in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Kerr Stadium.
ESPNU will unveil the 16-team bracket during the hour-long 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Selection Show Presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car Sunday, May 6, at 9 p.m. ET. In addition to the bracket announcement, host Anish Shroff and analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will provide breakdown of the field and tournament predictions, along with interviews with select head coaches.
Two quarters into its boys lacrosse game against rival Fayetteville-Manlius on Tuesday, the West Genesee offense found itself stuck in a rut. Once the Wildcats got some traction in the form of a refresher course from coach Mike Messere, they rolled to another machine-like performance.
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Amanda Stevens scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give Chenango Forks to a 15-14 triumph over visiting Dryden in a Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse matchup on Tuesday. Stevens' third goal of the game capped a comeback that began when the Blue Devils trailed 14-12 with two minutes to play in regulation. (with photos)
It was a daunting task playing a powerhouse like the Guilderland girls lacrosse team, but Saratoga Springs was up for the challenge Tuesday afternoon. The Blue Streaks didn’t defeat the state’s fourth-ranked team, but they put up a solid effort in a 12-7 loss. (with photos)
Shane Majewski's fifth goal Tuesday proved decisive in giving Johnson City a 14-13 victory at Whitney Point in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse game. The Wildcats avenged a 12-10 loss to the Golden Eagles last month in their first meeting this season.
Pittsford dodged the bullet this afternoon with an double overtime win against a determined Webster Thomas. Fairport and Penn Yan, the only undefeated teams left in the Section won their games. Aquinas won a close one against McQuaid Jesuit (7-6) in GRALL action. Spencerport beat Hilton 13-11. Geneva beat Pal-Mac 7-5 and Waterloo pulled out a close one (4-3) against Mynderse. There were 18 games in the Section today.
Ithaca High's scoring was divided among nine players, and 11 of the goals were assisted in the Little Red's 16-0 victory over Union-Endicott in Tuesday night's Section 4 Lacrosse Conference game. (with photos)
Luke Goldstock led the offensive attack with seven goals and five assists and Lucas Maloney added five goals and an assist for the Silver Warriors, who improved to 10-0 and 8-0 in the Suburban Council.
Tim Desko refuses to consider the possibility. So does John Desko, Tim’s father and coach. Yet, it is there. Thursday could be the last time son plays for father in a Syracuse University lacrosse game.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team closed out the 2012 regular season with a 15-8 win over the St. Lawrence Saints on Tuesday afternoon. Fisher (12-4, 6-1 E8) will now head to the Empire 8 Conference Championship, as the No. 2 Cardinals are scheduled to face the No. 3 Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks at 2 p.m. on Saturday on the campus of No. 1 seeded Ithaca College.
Opie shares some of his favorite lacrosse memories from his days as a youth player to the present as a youth coach. his memories provide a blueprint for those who want to become better players, teammates, the parent of players, and coaches.
Army head coach Joe Alberici will add another accomplishment to his resume as the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) tabbed him to serve in that same role for the 71st annual USILA/Lax World Division I-II North-South Senior All-Star game, set for Friday, May 25, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Alberici will coach the North Team, while current Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese will coach the South Team.
Senior attackman Joe Resetarits was named the 2012 America East Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. Resetarits led a group of nine Great Danes honored by the conference this season. The all-conference teams are voted on by the America East's head coaches, who cannot vote for their own players.
Wow! Big wins for teams like Stevens in the Empire 8, RIT in the Liberty League, Morrisville in the NEAC, and Cortland in the SUNYAC – each will enter their league tournaments as the top seed this week. Canisius won their final game of the season, creating a three-way tie in the MAC, and came out with the tie-breaker to advance as the #3 seed.
Meanwhile, there were some big losses for Syracuse and Cornell. Syracuse lost for the first time in its history to Notre Dame, and now will probably have to win the Big East’s first-ever automatic qualifier to make the NCAA Tournament. Cornell lost to Princeton, and will enter the Ivy League tournament – at Princeton – as the #2 seed.
Bryan Weinert scored with just over a minute to play Tuesday to lift the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team to its first postseason victory, 10-9, over host Broome CC in the first round of the NJCAA Region III tournament. Next up for TC3 is a regional quarterfinal date Wednesday against the top-ranked team in the nation, three-time defending national champion Onondaga CC. Game time is 4PM in Syracuse.
Nationally ranked No. 18 Hamilton College takes on No. 4 Trinity College in a 2012 NESCAC women's lacrosse championship semifinal at Trinity's Robin L. Sheppard Field in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, May 5, at noon. (Link for Webcast)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is proud to host the 2012 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Tournament at Renwyck in Troy, N.Y. Action at this year's event begins at 2pm on Friday, May 4th and runs through Saturday, May, 5th.
MSG Varsity will provide live HD coverage of the 121st Annual Woodstick Classic between Garden City and Manhasset -- the oldest uninterrupted public school lacrosse rivalry in the nation -- live this Saturday, May 5, starting at 4:00 pm (face-off at 4:30 pm) on MSG Varsity, Cablevision's Optimum Channel 14.
Gene Tundo’s program reasserted itself as one of the top teams in Section 6 over the weekend with a dominating 22-14 victory over Silver Creek, a team that’s been the best Class C squad in the Buffalo area the past few seasons and had previously been undefeated so far this season before running into the Quakers.
As the son of a Division I men's lacrosse coach, Kyle Marr spent much of his childhood on the sidelines. He grew up admiring players on his father's teams with the hopes of replicating their success one day.
William Smith College lacrosse coach Pat Genovese was recently profiled by ESPNW in a series titled Journeys & Victories. The only coach in the history of the program, Genovese owns a career record of 384-157-1 entering this weekend's Liberty League Tournament.
It's that time of year. The USILA will name its position players of the year in about a month, but we want to turn to you, the fans and readers, to weigh in on who are the most deserving player at each position.
The Crusaders from Canisius High School, a team based near Buffalo, New York, and competing in Section VI, were the latest group to stop by, as head coach Joe Smith — a long-time veteran of Major League Lacrosse and the National Lacrosse League and an Orchard Park native — is an old buddy of IL VP and Editor-in-Chief John Jiloty.
After a week when the Orange captured the BIG EAST regular-season championship and secured the No. 1 seed in this week’s BIG EAST Tournament, junior Michelle Tumolo, sophomores Alyssa Murray and Alyssa Costantino, and freshman Kailah Kempney rank in the top 10 in the nation in several statistical categories.
The NLL Playoffs are back in Rochester! The Knighthawks earned their first home postseason game since 2007 after a 9-7 victory Saturday night over the Philadelphia Wings at The Blue Cross Arena. Rochester will host the Wings in the Divisional Semifinal Game on Friday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m.
All but two teams are sitting in new positions this week, led by UMass now atop our poll at #1, to Duke dropping out of the top five to #6, and Cornell falling from the top ten to #11. In fact, with Colgate also tumbling three spots to #13, there are no Upstate schools in the Top 10 for the first time ever in the Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20. Traditional powers made significant moves up with Johns Hopkins climbing four to #5 and Ivy regular season champ Princeton up three to #9, while some more recent up-and-coming programs - Big East regular season champion #2 Notre Dame and #12 Denver - found better spots in the limelight.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored three goals to lead nationally ranked No. 19 Hamilton College to a 9-4 upset over No. 6 Colby College in a 2012 NESCAC Championship quarterfinal at Colby's Bill Alfond Field on April 28.
Cornell freshman Matt Donovan made Ivy League men's lacrosse history on Monday, winning the league's Rookie of the Week award for the fifth time. Donovan is the first player since the award was established in 1987 to win it five times in one season. Six players won the award four times, including Brown's Nick Piroli this season and Cornell's Sean Greenhalgh in 2002.
This is an open letter to all student athletes, coaches, student fans, and parents of Section V Boys' Lacrosse.
As we move into the month of May and the start of the tournament season, I look back at the first two months of the 2012 with concern. I've had the opportunity to view some exceptional play by many of our student athletes on both winning and losing teams. However, I've also seen first-handsome very poor play on the field, poor leadership by coaches, as well as,disrespectful remarks made by our parents and fans. Regrettably, the first six weeks of this season has produced more player disqualifications and unsportsmanlike penalties than have been reported over the past four seasons.
It's been touted as hopefully doing for lacrosse what "The Mighty Ducks" did for youth hockey or "Hoosiers" for college basketball. "Crooked Arrows" stars Superman (Brandon Routh), and the guy from Twilight (Gil Birmingham), but also Cree Cathers . . . "His name is Chewy Chewesaw. He's pretty much the funny guy. What's funny is everyone says I'm pretty much acting as myself," Cathers said. (Video 1:53)
Ninth-ranked Lehigh matched its season-high output, defeating host and No. 11 Colgate, 16-14, to capture the Patriot League championship on Sunday. Tournament MVP Dante Fantoni had five goals and four assists in the Mountain Hawks' two tournament victories. Peter Baum led the Raiders with three goals and six assists. Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes (Cortland).
Three SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse players have earned all-conference recognition the league announced today. Sophomore attackman Rob Kunz and senior defender Rashaun Durden were named to the All-SUNYAC second team, while sophomore midfielder Jared Flath received honorable mention status.
The Panthers (8-7 overall, 7-7 Region III) are the No. 9 seed and will play at eighth-seeded Broome Community College (8-8, 7-7) at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The winner will advance to the regional quarterfinals against top-ranked Onondaga Community College (11-0), the defending national champion, on Wednesday in Syracuse.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has released its Division I, II, and III Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Polls for April 30th. The rankings for each division 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.
For the third time this season, Syracuse juniors Michelle Tumolo and Becca Block have swept the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week awards. Tumolo is the Offensive Player of the Week, while Block earned the Defensive Player of the Week honor. The pair helped No. 2/2 Syracuse to victories against No. 14/14 Loyola (Md.) and Villanova to secure the regular-season conference championship last week. Tumolo and Block also swept the awards on March 19 and April 17.
Le Moyne College junior attacker Brenna Bauer (Brighton) and senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee) have earned Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse weekly honors, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Le Moyne College junior goalkeeper Jeff White (Canisius HS) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse goalkeeper of the week for the second straight week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Hobart College first-year midfielder Taylor Vanderbeek was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. His four-point performance in the Statesmen's 12-8 win over Air Force included his third hat trick of the season.
July 10 – Buffalo:
(U.S. women’s national team training camp at Hamburg High School)
The clinic will be run by the entire U.S. women’s national team and there will be specific goalie instruction. Each participant will be given a free ticket to the U.S. women’s national team exhibition game July 11.