In beating out two significant DI wins (including a first-round NCAA Tournament upset), a high-profile high school championship game and a surprising DIII result that shook up the NESCAC, the Iroquois win dominated the competition with 38% of the vote.
Jamesville-Dewitt’s run of consecutive New York State titles came to a close this season, but the Red Rams continue to roll in with college commitments. In the next couple of days, we will be focusing on some of them. Today, we profile junior attackman Griffin Feiner.
If you were with us earlier this month during our coverage of National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week, you know the recently launched Boston University program made its marks in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. In fact, 12 tristate seniors are bound for BU. Among the dozen is a player from New York state power Jamesville-Dewitt – offensive-minded standout Justin Diamond.
The Red Foxes finished the 2012 season with a 6-8 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the conference. This season Marist will play a 13-game schedule, which includes five Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Lacrosse League contests.
US Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League today announced an agreement to boost the experience of the lacrosse community attending the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Eastview Mall shoppers can give the gift of lacrosse this year with the purchase of a Rochester Knighthawks Holiday Pack on Saturday, December 1st. The Knighthawks staff will be selling the World Championship pack, which includes two vouchers, for best available seating, and one NLL Championship T-shirt for $40.
Tickets for individual home games will start at $27, with 200 level and 100 level preferred seating available for $37. The Bandits will open their home schedule against the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, January 12, 2013. All Bandits home games will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Though we're not sure of the year this unique relic was produced, all signs point to it being created in the immediate wake of the first lacrosse title won by the Central New York school, which has since become synonymous with the sport.
Today, November 28, the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs honored the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse club. As ICTMN's West Coast Editor Valerie Taliman reported in July, the Nationals Under-19 squad won the bronze medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse 2012 U19 World Championships in Finland--and they scored a historic win over the powerful US team in the process.
Here is the statement issued by the Senate Committe on Indian Affairs . . .
Ansley Jemison will give a lecture, "Denying Identity: The Ongoing Passport Issue," at Nazareth College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, in the Shults Center. Tickets for the event, presented by Friends of Ganondagan, are $10 for Ganondagan members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students.
McDermott was a midfielder for three seasons at Division III SUNY-Geneseo, where he was a two-time All-American and led the NCAA in faceoff winnning percentage in 2006. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration before transferring to Loyola for his final year of eligibility in 2008 while pursuing an MBA. For the Greyounds, he was the primary man at the X, winning 109 of 186 draws (58.6 percent) in 12 games played.
The IWLCA announced the recipients of the organization's service awards as well as the national assistant coaches of the year awards as the organization held its annual convention in Naples, Fla. Amy Bokker, head coach at Stanford University, was honored with the Diane Geppi-Aikens Lifetime Achievement award. Robert Morris' Katy Phillips was presented the President's Cup, while IWLCA Executive Director Gothard Lane was named the recipient of the IWLCA Service Award. Phil Barnes (North Carolina), Tom Kienle (Rollins) and Katy Dissinger (Trinity College) all earned the IWLCA Assistant Coach of the Year awards.
“It’s an amazing opportunity not only in lacrosse, but also academically,” said Miles, who was named to the 2012 Times All-North first team after scoring 47 goals and handing out 19 assists last season. “It’s like a dream come true.”
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Player Pool has officially opened. This year, any player who did not register for the Player Pool in 2012 will have the opportunity to register until December 5, 2012 for the 2013 season.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team, the national runner-up last season, will take on each of the other three Final Four squads in 2013. In addition, the Orange will play in an NFL venue for the second consecutive year.
The Marist men's lacrosse team has named their captains for the upcoming 2013 season. Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced that seniors Jim Marks (Camillus, N.Y.), Ethan Fox (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), T.J. McDermott (Brewster, N.Y.) and redshirt junior Brendan Price (Bay Shore N.Y.) will lead the Red Foxes. The four players were selected via a team vote.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is ready for their 2013 team tryouts which will be held on Sunday December 2nd. The tryouts will be held at the Total Sports Experience in Rochester from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Players will be selected for the Northeast teams, which include players form Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Oneonta State is one of those NCAA Division 3 teams that could make a nice jump in 2013. Don’t let their 5-10 record in 2012 fool you, these Red Dragons can play, and with some improvement, Oneonta could fight for a top 2 spot in the SUNYAC. Part of improving as a program overall involves improving every little thing, and in this case, the Red Dragons are using HeadWrapz to improve the look of their helmets.
The Rochester Knighthawks made a series of roster moves following the first weekend of Training Camp. The Knighthawks signed goaltenders Ian Duffy and Mike Matteo to one-year deals, pending league approval, while releasing Mark Farthing, Miller Rusbridge and Jordan VanDamme.
Murphy Newman grew up here playing sports nearly year-round . . . Next year, the active 17-year-old will take her athletic skills to Niagara University in Lewiston, where she was recruited to play on the Division I women’s lacrosse team. She has signed a letter of intent to play for the Niagara Purple Eagles and looks forward to competing at the collegiate level
Coming off the most successful season in school history, Syracuse is ranked No. 1 in the 2013 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook women's preseason poll. The Orange returns 10 starters and several key reserves from last year's squad that advanced to the national championship game for the first time in school history.
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West Genesee High School graduate Maria Di Fato of SUNY Cortland, Fayetteville-Manlius High School's Alex Cameron-Carter of LeMoyne College and Jordan-Elbridge High School's Chelsea Maitland of Onondaga Community College are among an elite group of lacrosse standouts who have been chosen by Lacrosse Magazine as preseason player of the year candidates in their respective divisions.
US Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse today announced that the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft will take place Friday, Jan. 11, in Philadelphia as part of the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. The draft begins at 8:30 p.m. in the Liberty Ballroom of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The draft is open to the public, and admission is free.
The Gaffer U15 boy’s lacrosse team played extremely well in its first Tournament at Germantown Academy outside of Philadelphia on Sunday, November 18th. This first year travel team went 3-0 after only completing five fall practices with each other. The closest game was against the Host's Fever All-star team in a 6-5 overtime effort with midfielder Jake McNaney scoring the winning goal.
Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga Springs is one of the most desirable areas in all of New York State. Health, History, and Horses are three of the most well known items in SS, but get ready to add LACROSSE to the list! Click the explore button and find out why this historic American town is the perfect setting for a lacrosse family vacation.
Roberts Wesleyan College Athletic Director Mike Faro announced Brendan McDaniels as the second head women's lacrosse coach in program history on Monday Nov. 26. McDaniels served as an assistant coach during the Redhawks inaugural season in 2012 helping the team to a 5-8 overall record.
With National Lacrosse League training camps getting underway in earnest, it's time to preview the 2013 NLL season. Today Lacrosse Magazine's Neil Stevens provides a team-by-team breakdown of the NLL's East Division — in predicted order of finish.
According to Inside Lacrosse, the history makers are attackman Forry Smith of the Haverford School in Havertown, Pa., and Johns Hopkins, which should come as no surprise given remarks that coach Dave Pietramala made to Baltimore Sun reporter Childs Walker in a story on the sophomore trend that ran this month:
After a stellar season of play for the Monroe Community College women’s lacrosse team, Hannah Barnett signed a letter of intent to play for Niagara University last week. The Marcus Whitman alumnus will play for the Tribunes this spring before joining the Purples Eagles for her junior year.
Senior Midfielder Benjamin Brooks signed his National Letter of Intent on November 3rd with members of his family including grandparents and mother and a host of the Irondequoit High School lacrosse team members.
The Rochester Knighthawks held a ceremony Friday night at the Radisson Rochester Riverside to honor the 2012 NLL Champion's Cup winners with their victory rings, which were presented to each member of the organization, from players to trainers to talent scouts. (Photos)
When I opened up a box this past week that had been shipped from Reebok for the purposes of an IL mag-related project in the cooker, I knew that I was looking at something many lacrosse have never seen: goalie box lacrosse gloves. These beauties, customized for the Rochester Knighthawks and possibly destined to fit over the hands of two-time NLL Goaltender of the Year Matt "Vino" Vinc, are something you just have to see. (Photos)
Casey Powell is back in the city where it all began. The 2010 National Lacrosse League MVP agreed to a one-year deal today to play for the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks. The deal is pending league approval. “I took a year off to get my life together. I know time is running out on my career,” said the 36-year-old forward. “It worked out that the Knighthawks picked me up in the Dispersal Draft. It’s great to finish my career where it started.”
It’s a new era for the Saratoga Springs High School varsity girls lacrosse program. Leanne Lofink was named head coach last week, replacing longtime coach Sue Hoffman. Lofink, who coached the Blue Streaks at the junior varsity and modified levels for 10 years, is excited about the opportunity.
The Rochester Knighthawks celebrated their 2012 NLL Champion's Cup win with a ring ceremony last night at the Radisson Riverside Hotel before the start of this weekend's training camp. Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres presented the rings to the team commemorating last May's 9-6 comeback victory at home over the Edmonton Rush.
In the Battle of the Border, Canada's HIll Academy squared off against Western New York's Performanx Lax in an intracontinental showdown. The boys from North of the border took home bragging rights, 13-11.
The Knighthawks will kick off the 2013 preseason at Total Sports Experience in Gates, NY on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th. The coaches and front office staff have been busy compiling a roster to compete for the 26 roster spots. Now, it will be up to them to meticulously evaluate those players during Camp.
Since joining the Rochester Knighthawks in 2009 Irondequoit native Joe Walters has been a consistent player, but late in the 2012 season Walters proved he has the ability to break out and become a star forward in the National Lacrosse League.
Eli, the Iroquois sage, who I wrote about yesterday, represented Simme’s way of staying spiritually connected with the game started by native people. Coach was like that, a Renaissance man interested in art, history and culture as much as the game of lacrosse.
Off season [Derek Richards] has played on the rising sophomore, junior and senior teams for the Blaze Lacrosse Club. He was a member of the Nike Rising Senior team and was a Brine All-American in 2012. He played for the Rochester team who won the Brine National All-American Lacrosse National Classic. As a result, he earned the right to represent the United States and compete for the "Brogden Cup" which will be played against the Canadian team from Ontario in January 2013.
A large number of teammates and classmates took time away from classes to honor and celebrate McQuaid Jesuit senior defenseman Luc Bailey as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Ohio State next fall.
The Marist women's lacrosse team is getting a lot of help from one Syracuse school. C.B.A. is sending three lacrosse players to the Red Foxes. Marist made it to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament last season.
Jimmy Cunningham, D/LSM, West Genesee HS (N.Y.) has committed to Providence College. The 5-11, 165-pound senior started at long stick midfield last year as a junior and will be playing close defense this coming season.
Colgate: In my opinion, this class will impress more than people would guess at first glance. Backe has the skills to be a multiple year starter, as could Patterson. Dennin and Dunigan are under the radar attackmen. Marchetto provides all-around quickness at the face-off X. Coming from Delaware, Cowan and Mette may turn out to players to watch.
After taking a season off to pursue his firefighting career, Joel McCready has returned to the Rochester Knighthawks. The transition man will rejoin the defending NLL Champions this weekend at Training Camp.
“We are extremely happy to have Anthony back for another year,” Dietrich said. “To be successful in this league you need to have a great goalie and we feel we have the best goalie in the game right now in Cosmo.”
When I played at Syracuse University in 1984 and 195 we traveled to away games on a chartered bus with what coach Roy Simmons Jr. (Simmie) called his “Iroquois medicine man” Eli. Eli lived on the Onondaga Reservation about 30 minutes from campus right off of US 81. He had to be in his late 70s early 80s when I met him. Eli, as we all called him, was a soft spoken dignified man who loved the game.
Ever since she picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time as a youngster, Brianne Arthur’s dream has been to play the sport in college. Arthur’s vision became a reality Tuesday as the Watertown High School senior announced she will attend NCAA Division I Binghamton University.
It is becoming a common occurrence at Fairport High School in the fall. Several boys lacrosse standouts sign letters of intent to continue their careers at the division I or II level. This fall though, it’s not just about the boys. The girls got in on the act to kick off the signing season.
Six home games, contests against five teams that ended the 2012 season ranked in the top 20 and a trip to Miami, Fla., highlight the 2013 Army lacrosse schedule, officially released on Tuesday morning. Traditionally known for playing one of the toughest non-conference slates in the country, the Black Knights will once again face perennial powerhouses Syracuse and Johns Hopkins this spring.
The unveiling of the 2012 Laxies is upon us. The December issue of Inside Lacrosse, with full Laxies coverage, should be on your doorstep soon. Or, you can pick up a copy here. We'll be unveiling the winners online over the coming days, starting with the DII, DIII and MCLA Players of the Year as voted by you, the lacrosse fan.
Rochester native Joe Walters will forgo his holiday shopping this week, as he joins Knighthawks teammate Joel White for THE BLACK FRIDAY Offense/Defense Academy. Walters, who won the 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship with the Rochester Knighthawks, will partner with Knighthawks teammate and two-time NCAA National Champion Joel White to present an offense/defense academy.
Professional golfer Jesse Smith had never seen a Rochester Knighthawks game until May 19, 2012. Of all games to attend, Smith witnessed the franchise’s first National Lacrosse League Championship on home turf in the club’s 18-year history.
Babson Entrepreneur in Residence Andrew Zimmern, creator, host, and co-executive producer of Travel Channel's hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World, and Bizarre Foods America, and five local food heroes share their stories, the origins of their food journeys, why they are in this work, and their greatest hopes for the future of food.
There are two significant changes for the 2013 tournament. The first is that the elite “Money Division” will now be the “Charity Division”; all teams in the Charity Division will designate a charity to compete for to win the $25,000 prize. Second, with the cash prize now going entirely to charity, NCAA bylaws No. 126.96.36.199 and 12.5.1 state that current college players will be able to participate in the Charity Division.
Leanne Lofink was announced as the new Saratoga Springs High School varsity girls lacrosse coach, replacing long-time Blue Streaks coach Sue Hoffman. Lofink, who was the modified lacrosse coach this past spring, has been involved with the program for several years.
Let’s take a few minutes to put the ACC-Big East-Big Ten lacrosse questions aside, hang the stick up for a few minutes, and push the Christmas wish list aside for the time being, and give thanks for everything we’ve been given with this great game.
I’m not smart or educated enough to make connections to The Creator’s Game here, but how many other sports can claim such a spiritual and noble origin? Baseball? “America’s Pastime”? Hardly. So take a seat, pause for a moment of reflection, and let’s give thanks.
They called in their verbal commitment more than a year ago. They did so on the same day, from the same house, to the same school, but with separate calls, give or take a few minutes. On Monday, Jordan Evans and Scott Firman of Jamesville-DeWitt High School signed their national letters-of-intent to play for Syracuse University. They are the two big names in a recruiting class ranked as one of the nation's best by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Evans was ranked the No. 4 player in the country. Firman is ranked No. 21.
Brennan Ferguson, A/M, Niagara-Wheatfield (N.Y.) has verbally committed to Syracuse. Ferguson, who is applying for Syracuse's Haudenosaunee Promise program, registered 41 goals and 44 assists as a sophomore on the Falcons varsity squad. Playing for the Western NY-based Iroquois Western Door club team, Ferguson competed this past summer at the Syracuse Shootout. He's also a member of the Sweetlax club. A multi-sport athlete, also a football player, Ferguson also considered Ohio State and Canisius.
Tucked away in central New York State the Onondaga Nation has been known to produce some of world's top lacrosse players. Yet, the fear of leaving their community, substance abuse, and poverty have kept far too many of these players from venturing off the "Rez" and into the collegiate or professional ranks.
The move comes while Maryland's athletic department is struggling financially, President Wallace D. Loh said frankly in a news conference announcing the move, and the Big Ten rakes in money with its TV network. One member of Maryland's Board of Regents said: “The decision was all about money no matter how you sugarcoat it.”
Marist Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced that 12 student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Marist class of 2017. The 12 will join the Red Foxes for practice starting in the fall of 2013.
Registration is available now for an indoor lacrosse clinic taught by the Cornell women's lacrosse coaches and players on Dec. 8. Open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, the clinic will be run similarly to a Big Red practice. Skills that will be taught include stick work, drills, seven-on-seven play and goalie-specific training.
The Blue Cross Arena will have a holiday feeling on Saturday, December 8th, when the Rochester Knighthawks host the Minnesota Swarm in a National Lacrosse League preseason game. Santa Claus and the United States Marine Corps will help the Knighthawks celebrate the holidays at their downtown arena.
The University of Maryland is in negotiations to join the Big Ten Conference, and Rutgers may follow suit, according to ESPN. The moves, which are driven mainly by football considerations, could be announced soon and would significantly impact the men’s and women’s lacrosse landscape, just like a flurry of other moves already have.
Rob Pannell returns in 2013 without question as one of a few sure favorites for the Tewaaraton Trophy. The attackman from Cornell has piled up 103 goals and 149 assists in his career, and he's expected to have his best season yet in his final campaign with the Big Red.
The move — part of a recent trend in football of realignment to maximize TV revenue — would have huge implications in men's and women's lacrosse, which have already been affected by conference shuffles in recent years.
The Lax World U-19 Team, the brainchild of John Tokar and Ray White, recently reunited players who have been teammates, friends, competitors and most of all “family” that go back nearly eight years. This team is comprised of players from Section IV, V, VI and from a team in Annapolis, MD who suited up for Section IV’s Seton Catholic years ago.
The 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will "ring" in the upcoming season on Friday, November 23rd with their Championship Banquet. The players, coaches, ownership and staff will receive their 2012 World Championship rings to kick off its opening weekend of Training Camp.
Young players such as Conrad — equal parts precocious and normal teenager — stand at the center of a debate raging across the lacrosse landscape. Many who love the sport say it has gotten as bad as basketball and football in ramping up recruiting pressure on younger and younger athletes.
“The feeling is incredible. I have gone through a lot the past five years,” said Youmell who is entering her senior season with the Eagles after being called up to the varsity squad as an eighth-grader for sectionals. “To have this finally happen is a little bit of a relief, but I am excited for what is to come.”
Major League Lacrosse’s Max Seibald, a midfielder for the Long Island Lizards, always pushes his game to the limit – this time in business. He has landed an advisory role with the new sports social platform, QFive (www.qfive.com).
The first part of the awards ceremony was the Victory Club Recognition, starting with coaches who achieved 100 career wins during the 2012 season. Nine coaches joined the 100-win club this year, including: FDU's Adrienne Carr, Jacksonville's Mindy McCord, Penn State's Missy Doherty, Edinboro's Kevin Cooke, Stonehill's Katie Conover, Alvernia's Kelly McCloskey, Buffalo State's Megan Stevens, Geneseo's Carly Ritchlin and Occidental's Michele Uhlfelder.
Who will shine in 2013? It's your time to vote. Lacrosse Magazine has narrowed a nation of players down to five picks for 12 different divisions of college lacrosse. Vote for your favorites! The winners will appear in the Janurary issue of LM alongside our staff picks. Make your voice heard and don't forget to share your opinions with us in the comments section below, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter @LacrosseMag. Polls close at 3 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 29. Happy voting.
"We've fleshed out a lot of answers to questions that had to be answered," said Ann Carpenetti, managing director for games administration at US Lacrosse. "We've been able to assist in that process through some research that US Lacrosse has helped to fund, and we've been able to surround ourselves with the right partners in driving the development of a standard."
The Rochester Knighthawks will enjoy Sunday brunch at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside to support CURE Childhood Cancer Association. Nearly 500 people will sample a variety of omelets, waffles, pastries, carving stations, pasta and other items all freshly prepared by Rochester’s Top Professional Chefs, who are all members of the American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs/Cooks Association of Rochester.
The Penfield Patriots held a small celebration on Wednesday as they saw four seniors sign NLI. Defenseman Nick Kimmins selected Hartford. Andrew Schoeneck signed his letter to play at Bellarmine (Kentucky). Charlie Cummins will play at the University of Tampa and Connor Russell has decided to play at SUNY Albany. For more images of the event, check out the SportsFive Gallery.
The Corning girls lacrosse pipeline to the Atlantic Coast Conference continued Thursday afternoon when senior Haley Lukefahr signed a national letter of intent to play at Virginia Tech. Lukefahr will join University of Virginia junior Ashlee Warner and University of North Carolina freshman Mallory Frysinger in the ACC, which is among the best conferences in the nation for lacrosse.
The senior midfielder who helped Darien capture its seventh Connecticut Class M state title in the last eight years this past spring plans on playing both lacrosse and football in college. As you’ll see, Hobart has a unique ability to afford him with that opportunity.
This class is probably the Orange's best since the 2007 group, if not better. Evans will play from the get go and could even be the next in line to don the coveted No. 22 jersey. Forkin and Weston are two slashing dodgers cut from the same cloth. Maltz, Firman and McGinley all have qualities that will get them on the field early. Ferrigan will add to the competition in between the pipes.
The Orange men's lacrosse team will play St. John's in the 2013 Whitman's Sampler Independence Classic, a brand new event organized by Inside Lacrosse. The lineup for the inaugural tripleheader, scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., was announced today by the magazine.
Last month, Jordan VanDamme received a once in a lifetime phone call. Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres personally called VanDamme to invite him to the Knighthawks’ Open Tryouts. After impressing Styres and the Knighthawks’ coaching staff, VanDamme signed a one-year deal and will return to compete for a spot on the roster in Training Camp, which opens Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th at Total Sports Experience in Gates, NY.
Gathering around the TV with her brothers watching sports, Kelly Schlansker gravitated to the same school her siblings loved to see . . . What is unique about Schlansker's college selection is she will become part of the first women's lacrosse team fielded by the school.
Last spring and all summer, Penfield’s Sheila Nesselbush didn’t have any major-college lacrosse programs looking at her. But within the next few days she’ll sign with Northwestern, the defending national champion that has won seven of the past eight titles.
The Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council is allowing the Saratoga Springs varsity lacrosse team use its food pantry to store fresh fruit the team is selling to raise money to fill gaps in the school lacrosse budget. In turn, varsity players have agreed to help the EOC with seasonal food drives.
The program offers a host of fan experiences centered around the issuance of a Knighthawks FanID™ to every fan, allowing fans to experience the highest level of engagement with the Knighthawks. An exciting, new patent-pending feature of the program called TIQRS™, allows fans to “link” their ticket to their FanID, making them eligible for great prizes and benefits from the team.
You read that right. With 24 days until the league begins, Cornell All-American attackman Rob Pannell has announced he will be visiting Uganda. Rob will be creating a training program for the Ugandan National Team . . .
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It’s time to answer the question of who is the best? Who’s taking home the bronze Mohawk native statue this year? For me, and many people, it comes down to two guys. Will it be Cornell’s Rob Pannell, or defending Tewaaraton Trophy winner, Peter Baum?
Stone Bridge High School will celebrate two senior lacrosse players -- Brittany Worstell and Dylan Malts -- both bound for Syracuse University on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the school's library.
“It's been long overdue, and it's terrific for DII,” Mercyhurst coach Chris Ryan said. “There are a lot of very good teams in DII that a lot of people don't know about. It's been tough to break in to that upper bracket.”
The 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will “eat fresh” before kicking of their Training Camp on Saturday, November 24th. Knighthawks Joe Walters, Jordan Hall and Matt Vinc will sit down for subs at the Perinton Subway location before signing autographs and greeting fans.
The Clinic will be led by former Cornell captain and current Boston Cannon and Minnesota Swarm defenseman, Mitch Belisle. Mitch brings 5 years of Trilogy Lacrosse coaching experience back to Central New York and is looking forward to working with players in the Syracuse area.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Big Red men's lacrosse team is asking the Cornell and Ithaca communities to come together and help raise money for the American Red Cross. All 43 members of the Cornell squad will spend this week seeking donations for the Pressing For Sandy Relief initiative.
“My staff and I are very excited for our 2013 schedule,” said DeLuca. “We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Inside Lacrosse and participate in one of their premier events for the third straight season. We think the Big City Classic is a great opportunity for our huge New York City alumni-base to come out and watch us compete.
Cornell women's lacrosse coach Jenny Graap announced the team's 2013 schedule Thursday afternoon, a difficult lineup that features the return of Penn State and Boston University to the slate, defending NCAA runner-up Syracuse and five other teams who advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season.
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at Nazareth College’s Shults Center, Friends of Ganondagan and Nazareth will present, “Denying Identity: The Ongoing Passport Issue,” featuring guest speaker Ansley Jemison, assistant coach and assistant general manager for the Under 19 Iroquois Nationals lacrosse program.
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the Bandits have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with defenseman Jimmy Purves. “Jim has developed into a solid defender and transition player over the last couple of years,” Dietrich said. “We are looking for him to continue that development and become one of the leaders on our defensive end.”
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks and the Toronto Rock will add some local flavor to their rosters for the National Lacrosse League preseason game on Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m. The game at the Bell Centre, which is home to the Montreal Canadiens, will include two Quebec lacrosse players.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team has been busy away from the field this off season.
The team has participated in a number of community outreach events including helping at the Oneida County 4th Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up as well as collecting and donating items to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Marist Athletics Department and Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson have released the schedule for the 2013 season. The Red Foxes finished the 2012 season with a 6-8 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the conference. This season Marist will play a 13-game schedule, which includes five Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Lacrosse League contests.
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Syracuse women's lacrosse head coach Gary Gait will be conducting both a Winter Lacrosse Camp and Winter Clinic for girls in grades 2-12. Gait, who led the Orange to the 2012 NCAA championship game, will work alongside the rest of the lacrosse staff to help players develop their skills and take their game to the next level.
The entire 2013 NLL season will be broadcast worldwide and live on YouTube (subject to territorial blackout restrictions for some games). NLL’s YouTube broadcasts will begin with the season opener on January 5 when the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks take on the Washington Stealth.
Senior defenseman Dan Hickey has decided to attend and play lacrosse at Mercyhurst University. The Geneva long-stick, who scored 7g-5a last season also considered LeMoyne and St John Fisher before choosing to play for the Lakers in Erie, PA.
The cold-and-snowy-weather article can wait a week. Let me take a minute to thank veterans far and wide for their service to our country, and if you haven’t done the same, it’s not too late. I always figured I’d last about two days in the military, but thank goodness there are those who not only can make it, but can thrive and do their job with pride and precision.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 11, 2012 — US Lacrosse today issued a statement in support of the comments and actions of Mr. Jovan Miller, a professional lacrosse player with the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, who refused to use equipment provided by a lacrosse manufacturer that used racially offensive references in its advertising. The statement reads as follows:
US Lacrosse applauds and supports Jovan Miller’s intolerance of racism. His advocacy and courage, and that of so many others within lacrosse, reflect the culture of inclusion that is essential to our sport’s responsible development. His example of leadership has generated widespread praise from the national membership, staff and volunteer leadership of US Lacrosse.
"Our vision is that every child should have the opportunity to benefit from a positive lacrosse experience," said Steve Stenersen, president and CEO of US Lacrosse. "Racially derogatory comments and references impede the advancement of lacrosse and have no place within our sport."
US Lacrosse seeks to foster a national lacrosse community that encourages understanding, appreciation and acceptance of all within its membership, volunteer base and staff. Further, US Lacrosse believes that broad representation and participation add significant value to the lacrosse experience, and that the value of these experiences is enhanced by embracing underrepresented and underserved communities.
US Lacrosse has supported and led efforts to make the sport more inclusive, and that goal remains a primary area of focus within the organization’s Strategic Plan.
For more information on lacrosse initiatives focused on inclusion, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/inclusion.
Last November, Rick Tangredi became a Rochester Knighthawks fan at the unlikeliest of places, a Syracuse Crunch hockey game. But what happened today in Ithaca, NY might top that chance encounter in 2011 with the Knighthawks.
While Warrior has not and may not release an official statement, a Warrior official told IL: “We certainly did not mean to offend anyone, and once we realized the campaign was being taken the wrong way, we removed mention of the tagline from all our social media. We’ve also reached out to Jovan Miller to talk with him. We apologize to anyone who was offended by this.”
Casey Powell Lacrosse announced today two upcoming intense 2012 Holiday Training Clubs in sunny Florida. Both club-style events include an elite coaching staff headed by Casey Powell and other professional players, college All-Americans and National Champions, as well as nationally recognized coaches.
Jovan Miller (CBA-Syracuse) is one of the most well-liked and recognizable professional lacrosse players. The Syracuse graduate and former All-American currently plays for the Charlotte Hounds, but his future could be in jeopardy. "If I won't wear the uniform, obviously I can't play," said Miller.
The John Mack Southern Tier shootout is the largest indoor tournament in the nation and the BEST way to start your season! Last year we hosted 63 teams from around the country! A fantastic, competitive event to get a look at your team and propel your team towards the Spring.
Head coach John Battaglino of the UAlbany women's lacrosse team announces 11 incoming freshman for the 2013 season. The Great Danes defended their America East Conference Tournament Championship and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive time in 2012. UAlbany finished the 2012 season with a 12-6 record overall.
US Lacrosse today announced the schedule of presenters and topics for 153 educational sessions at the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. The convention is set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia, and lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can purchase tickets at uslacrosse.org/2013convention through Dec. 28.
Chris Donovan, A, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) has committed to the admissions process at Cornell. The younger brother of Cornell's leading scorer, Matt, he recorded 13 goals and 10 assists a year ago. This summer, Donovan competed with Tri-State, attending Champ Camp, Tri-State and King of the Hill, where he was an All-Star. He strongly considered Georgetown, Yale and Fairfield.
Liesemeyer is a long-stick midfielder from Kailua, Hawaii. He was the subject of a story last April in The Post-Standard about his unique journey to play for the Lazers. He is likely the first player from Hawaii to go on and play Division I lacrosse.
The lacrosse community — with hotbeds in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — was touched directly by Superstorm Sandy last week, and its effects linger. Towns across Long Island, the tri-state area and other shoreline locales in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic were left to cope with the aftermath of a storm that killed more than 100 people and included record flooding that left many homeless and power outages for some that are still ongoing.
Listed on Michigan's schedule are a pair of neutral-site stadium games in new areas (and arenas): March 17 versus Colgate at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, home of the New York Mets, and March 2 versus Army at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.
"It is a privilege to introduce our talented 2012 incoming freshman class", said Battaglino in his third season at UAlbany. "They possess great athleticism as they are a skilled, fast, quick and self- motivated bunch that will allow us versatility on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball".
Maryland's all-time leading scorer and former No. 1 pick of MLL's Rochester Rattlers adapted his game to win an NLL championship with the Rochester Knighthawks. He explains that, and more, in November's Lacrosse Magazine. Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 400,000-plus members today to start your subscription.
After a strong showing at the Rochester Knighthawks Open Tryouts on October 26th and 27th, Josh Kacprzak (Ka-per-zak) signed a one-year deal with his hometown team. (Photo by Scott Thomas - http://sthomasphotos.com/)
The Colorado Mammoth announced today that forward Adam Jones (Canisius), the 2012 National Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year, has re-signed with the team, pending league approval. Jones, 23, led all rookies in points (76) and assists (47), and scored the second-most goals (29) among first-year players.
Lacrosse Sub has just launched it’s online retail website, LacrosseSub.com. Located in Cortland, NY and powered by D&B Sportswear, the new business specializes in custom designed sublimated lax apparel and custom Bucket Wraps.
The Greater Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse held their 2012 Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. Over one hundred lacrosse fans and celebrities gathered to honor the nineteenth Hall of Fame Class. The evening started with Chapter President Al McLiverty welcoming the hof fans and families.
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks signed veterans Ian Llord and Tom Montour to one-year contracts this week. The deals were two of nine announced by the Knighthawks, as Rochester also agreed to one-year contracts with Cody Hawkins, Matt Hummel, Chris Attwood, Cody McLeod, Josh Kacprzak, Mark Farthing and Miller Rusbridge.
The Dirty Lacrosse Club had high expectations heading into the 22nd Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu. While the team was dominant in its first four games, it dropped a 10-9 decision to Wimmer Solutions in the Finals on October 28th.
The event was sponsored by Brockport senior John Buchser and the Health Science club. Colleges Against Cancer, Circle K and Cancer Doesn't Fly with Eagles acted as volunteers at the event. The event raised $1900 through donations and registrations.
Due to seven straight days of rain and more on the way, followed by snow, we regret to announce the need to cancel the Varsity Day of the Cornfield Classic. The committee feels to play at this time we would do significant damage to our facilities, and have unsafe playing conditions for the players.
Endwell native John David Pufky started as the goalie for the men’s lacrosse team for four years (1996-99) and helped lead the program to its only NCAA tournament appearance to date, in 1999. Pufky went 40-19 and helped O-State to two ECAC tournaments and back-to-back Empire Lacrosse League titles.
I also think some assistant coaches could make a significant impact. Syracuse coach Gary Gait often spoke last year of how having Katrina Dowd on the coaching staff helped with improvements in the offense and I think the combination of Dowd with some of the snipers on North Carolina's roster will yield immediate results. Former Syracuse star Katie Rowan is a great addition to the Orange coaching staff.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Player Pool has officially opened. This year, any player who did not register for the Player Pool in 2012 will have the opportunity to register until December 5, 2012 for the 2013 season.
“Mitch is a big part of our leadership group and his veteran experience on and off the floor makes him an invaluable part of our team’s makeup,” Swarm associate general manager and head coach Joe Sullivan said. “Mitch epitomizes what we’re all about: We want good character players, who will push their teammates each and every night.”
Lacrosse Magazine tackled 30 days worth of fall ball questions over the last six weeks, and we hope you enjoyed our best attempts to answer them, while having some fun and providing insight and information on a variety of topics on all levels of the game. To conclude our 30 in 30 series, the LM staff has one more question to answer: Now that fall ball is over, what do you expect to see in the spring?
Few players in New York have come close to Powell’s 553-point mark (as recorded by the New York State Sportswriters Association) set in ’94. And those players that had a shot — Mike Powell (496), Joe Resetarits (463), Nicky Galasso (500), Tom Grimm (490) and Lyle Thompson (511) — weren’t even that close. A varsity player since the eighth grade, Williams changed that. A freakishly conditioned 6-1, 180-pound athlete with a powerful, accurate shot, he has a talent for breaking down defenders — even double- and triple-teams — with his speed and assortment of dodges.
UF remains in the state of Florida to begin March, when they take part in the second annual lacrosse Orange Bowl Classic. They will take on rival Syracuse on March 2 in Miami at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Orange Bowl and Miami Dolphins. Syracuse eliminated Florida in the NCAA semifinals last season in a 14-13 overtime decision. The Orange finished as national runner-up as it fell to Northwestern in the national championship game.
Tom Montour will now have to hang a quick left when he enters the back hallway of The Blue Cross Arena. After 10 years of making the stroll to the visitor’s room, the newest Knighthawk will now be dressing in the home locker room.
“Derek is a great defender, but he’s very underrated when it comes to the transition part of his game,” Dietrich said. “Most importantly, he’s a solid, team-first guy that brings a lot of character to this team and someone that our younger players can look up to as they build through the year.
Mike Manley (Penn Yan), also a graduate of Duke University was the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 MLL Draft by the Rochester Rattlers. While at Duke, Manley was a two-time USILA All-America and team captain during his senior year. During his career he collected 153 ground balls, had 57 caused turnovers, and started in 74 of the 75 games he played.
Williams, a three-time first-team All-Western New York selection, said he called coach Dom Starsia of the perennial power Cavaliers recently to notify him that he would accept the school's full scholarship offer. Williams said he will sign a National Letter of Intent when the early signing period for lacrosse (and many other sports) begins Nov. 14.
ILIndoor.com has learned that 2010 NLL MVP Casey Powell and the Rochester Knighthawks, the league’s reigning champs, have agreed to terms — pending league approval — that will see Powell on the floor for the upcoming season.
It’s been an exhilarating — albeit busy — couple days for newly announced Richmond coach Dan Chemotti, who on Monday accepted a position as the Spiders’ head man, as first reported by LaxMagazine.com. “Just trying to keep my head above water,” Chemotti joked. “Not literally, maybe like we went through Monday with Hurricane Sandy, though we’re good now. But I’m really excited.”
The Oneida Indian Nation Recreation Department will be hosting a free fall lacrosse program for males age 16 and older. The public is welcome to attend the program, which begins on Sunday, Nov. 4 and will run until Sunday, Dec. 30. The non-contact scrimmages will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each Sunday at the Oneida Nation Gym in Oneida.
Knighthawks Joel White and Joe Walters shared their stories of bullying with over 150 sixth graders at Cosgrove Middle School today to kick off their “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying program. Walters and White gave three 45-minute presentations in Spencerport that included the signs of bullying and how to handle bullying situations. White shared his story of being bullied in ninth grade after he was called up from the JV to the Varsity soccer team at Cortland High School. He was shunned for two weeks by his teammates until the coach held a team meeting.
The Finals of the 22nd Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational on October 28th featured some of the greatest names in the history of lacrosse. It also had a Hamilton flavor, despite the 4,600 separating the Steel City and the island of Oahu. Nine members of the Major League Lacrosse Hamilton Nationals took the field with the goal of winning the Hawaiian Koa Spear Award.