October 2012
Wednesday October 31 9:00AM
from LaxPower
The NCAA's Division I Board of Directors has overhauled its enforcement structure, adopting changes that create additional levels of infractions, speed up the investigation process, and increase penalties for the most egregious violations. The new enforcement structure, which becomes effective August 1, 2013:

from LaxAllStars.com
Graph Tex delivers a Nike team store for D3 Union.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the Bandits have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with defenseman Derek Suddons, pending league approval. “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.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
After a luncheon in Albany on Friday and SUNY Cortland’s C-Club Banquet on Saturday, Sunday’s highlight was the annual inductions of the Hall of Fame for the Upstate Chapter of US Lacrosse. However, before I could put on my tie and sport coat for that event, I had some other places I needed to be on Sunday.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Canandaigua Academy lacrosse standout Lauren D’Amore is one of 20 state finalists and the only from the Rochester area for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which will announce one male and one female winner in each state on Friday.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Just prior to RIT's transition to the Liberty League from the Empire 8 in 2012, Tigers head coach Jake Coon was asked about what he thought the big challenges would be in his new conference. He could have talked about Union, which had just won the Liberty and made an impressive run in the NCAAs. Coon could have brought up St. Lawrence, a team that had owned the Liberty for much of its existence. He had the option of pinpointing RPI, which took his team to overtime just the season before. Who did Coon actually highlight? Clarkson.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The 27th time is always the hardest. Nearly three decades after the program's inception in 1986, Nazareth faced a season in 2012 like none other before it. A loss to Ithaca in the Empire 8 semifinals guaranteed that the Golden Flyers would suffer the first losing season in their spectacular history.

from PhillyLacrosse.com
This year’s field will include 10 teams from Philly – Duke’s L.C. Blue and Green, HEADstrong Elite, Phillie Elite (formerly LB3), Mesa Fresh 2014, Mesa Fresh 2015, NXT 2015, Rebel Elite, ManUp and Twist. Also in the field are Long Island’s FLG/LI Select, Long Island Express, Long Island Sting and Long Island Outlaws, New Jersey’s Leading Edge 2014, New England Storm, the Baltimore Hardshells (Crabs), the CNY RoadHawks (Upstate), MaxLax (MD/VA) and the Virginia Lacrosse Club (VLC).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks signed veterans Ian Llord and Tom Montour to one-year contracts today. The deals were two of six announced by the Knighthawks, as Rochester also agreed to one-year contracts with 2012 draft picks Cody Hawkins, Matt Hummel, Chris Attwood and Cody McLeod. The deals are pending league approval.

from Inside Lacrosse
Buffalo, N.Y. — Performax Lacrosse’s Team Performax Prep will play an exhibition lacrosse game against The Hill Academy on November 10, 2012. This lacrosse game will feature the top lacrosse players from Western New York and Canada.
Tuesday October 30 12:15AM
from Richmond Athletics
After helping lead the Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse team to the 2012 Division I National Championship last season, Dan Chemotti (West Genesee) was named the head men's lacrosse coach at the University of Richmond on Monday.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Chemotti, one of the most well-regarded assistants in the sport, interviewed for two head-coaching positions earlier this summer, including Boston University. He interviewed for a pair of jobs last summer as well, but he withdrew from consideration in each of the cases.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Men's Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has announced his team captains for the upcoming 2013 season. Red-shirt junior Mike Battaglia and seniors Erik Casparius, Danny Martinsen and Collin Parkhurst have been selected to lead the team this spring.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the second straight season, the Rochester Knighthawks will host the Minnesota Swarm in a National Lacrosse League preseason game at The Blue Cross Arena. On Saturday, December 8th, the Knighthawks will host the Swarm at 8PM.

from Inside Lacrosse
Fallball tournaments have mostly come to a close, but with the Hawaii Invitational and fallball fallout, there's still plenty going on in lacrosse.
Monday October 29 11:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Rob Pannell finished with five goals and two assists and MVP face-off specialist Anthony Kelly helped Wimmer Solutions dominate possession as they topped Dirty Lacrosse 10-9 to win the 22nd Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Wimmer Solutions teams came from behind to win both the Master’s and Elite divisions at Kapiolani Park on Sunday, and as CEO Matt Sauri explained as he accepted the awards, the teams had a little extra motivation.

Photo Gallery: Hawaii Invitiational (Day Three)

from Lacrosse Magazine
While we're still about three-and-a-half months away from the 2013 spring season starting, it's never too early to take a look at the Tewaaraton Tracker. Who's got an inside track for college lacrosse's preeminent individual award? We've got you covered. Today the men are up. The women's Tewaaraton Tracker will debut on Wednesday.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Now in its 22nd year, it’s no secret the Hawaii Invitational Tournament is one of the most popular lacrosse destinations each year. Teams play against the backdrop of Diamond Head by day and enjoy the Waikiki nightlife by night, all culminating in the annual Halloween party, where the competition for best costume is fierce.

from Inside Lacrosse
Saturday was moving day at the Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational, and after a tsunami warning subsequent to the Saturday night earthquake off the coast of British Columbia briefly threatened Sunday's game, it looks like things will go off as scheduled.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Dirty Lacrosse Club is off to a strong start at the 22nd Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu. Dirty Lax heads into Sunday’s semifinals after three convincing wins on Friday and Saturday. Dirty Lax has outscored its opponents 42-5 in its first three games of the tournament.
Sunday October 28 12:15AM
from LaxAllStars.com
So Team Wimmer is off and running. We are 3-0 so far between the masters team and the elite, and I’m playing on both teams. It is extremely cool to see Rob Pannell, Steele Stanwick and both Gaits running together (Gary and Braedon). #Nasty

from Lacrosse Magazine
The sun never sets on lacrosse season. Check out photos from Day Two of the annual Hawaii Invitational, by Jim Cowsert.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks wrapped up their annual Open Tryouts Saturday afternoon at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Over 20 hopefuls, including four of the team’s 2012 draft picks, battled for invitations to the team’s main camp in November.

from LaxAllStars.com
Upon receiving the news that my mother had passed away, a feeling of unprecedented devastation set in. I was pulled back from the brink by supportive friends and family, and the great people of the Montana Lacrosse Community helped me through the first hours with an amazing Medicine Game.
Saturday October 27 2:15PM
from Cortland.org
Cortland High School Lacrosse Team on the steps of the old High School at 60 Central Ave. This team pioneered the game at the school in 1926.

from Inside Lacrosse
Joe Sweeney and I are holding down the fort for IL here in Honolulu (tough draw, I know) and we're getting ready for face-off, so here's a handy guide for you fans following at home as to the coverage we'll be bringing you.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
In last year’s Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament, The Dirty Lacrosse Club lost a hard-fought 5-4 battle against the defending champions, Wimmer Solutions, in the tournament championship. Dirty Lax will be seeking to avenge its loss at the 22nd Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational, which is hosted by the Hawaii Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The annual Hawaii Invitational, organized by US Lacrosse's Hawaii Chapter, kicked off Friday. Photos by Jim Cowsert.

from Inside Lacrosse
Aloha, thanks for checking out the blog. In fact, mahalo. Welcome to ILGear.com's Hawaii Sights and Sounds blog, where Joe Sweeney and I will be your tour guides. Be sure to check out IL.com, where we'll be bringing you more news from the tournament. But if you're in the mood to know what it's like to come to the islands for some lax, this is the spot for everything from the nonsense to the food to the views.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks were back on the turf for the first time since they hoisted the Cup on May 19th. The Knighthawks hosted Day One of their annual Open Tryouts at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena Friday in Hagersville, Ontario. “It does feel like a long time,” said Rochester Head Coach Mike Hasen about his last time on the floor with the Knighthawks. “I am have been chopping at the bit to get back.”

from Inside Lacrosse
As we get a look at more and more college gear for the 2013 season, expect to see some NJCAA schools in the mix as well. The first of our junior college gear this fall comes from the Genesee Cougars, a Region III team that has made a name for itselt in recent seasons with several solid seasons, including going 15-4 last season

from Donna Ditota / The Post-Standard
The tandem of Michael Carter-Williams and C.J. Fair have garnered plenty of preseason recognition for their basketball skills. We saw a few months ago how those athletic abilities translated to the softball field. Now, Mike and CJ attempt to play lacrosse.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Sorry this week's article didn't come out on Monday like usual; as you'll see in a minute, it was a very busy weekend and the hectic pace continued right into the week. That said, it's time to get back to talking about lacrosse . . .

from Syracuse Athletics
Twelve members of the Syracuse men's and women's lacrosse teams spent part of their Friday morning reading to youngsters at Split Rock Elementary School in nearby Camillus, N.Y. The student-athletes read from selected books and answered questions from children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Mike Matteo has had season tickets for the Rochester Knighthawks since the team began playing in the National Lacrosse League in 1995. This weekend, the diehard fan will have a chance to fulfill one of his childhood dreams.

from Union College Athletics
On Sunday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field, the Union College men's lacrosse team hosted the seventh annual Bruce Allison Tournament, competing against Castleton State and Hartwick College in a round-robin format. Each game consisted of two 30-minute halves, running time, without timeouts.

from Inside Lacrosse
Joe Sweeney and I are holding down the fort for IL here in Honolulu (tough draw, I know) and we're getting ready for face-off, so here's a handy guide for you fans following at home as to the coverage we'll be bringing you.
Friday October 26 9:15AM
from LaxPower
According to the annual NCAA's Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report, which was released this week, lacrosse again fares extremely well compared to other sports for the 2002-2005 cohorts among schools in Division I.

from BaltimoreCounty.com
Barney Ehrmann made a choice his father, Joe — once a member of the Baltimore Colts fabled 1970s defensive line nicknamed the "Sack Pack" — might not have made by choosing lacrosse over football.

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from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
The Orangemen defeated the Blue Jays 17-16 for the national championship in 1983. Those that saw a roster from the game may have noticed that Syracuse had an awful lot of players from Syracuse. Desko said he'll take credit for that. Even though the Orangemen had players from Syracuse suburbs such as Camillus, Jamesville, DeWitt and Cicero, Desko said he was feeling proud of the city and university, so he got the idea to just list all of the local players as being from Syracuse on the roster.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"I tell parents and kids: 'Listen, I have no idea what I'm talking about right now. And I know you have no idea what I'm talking about right now,'" said Duke men's lacrosse coach John Danowski, who has been on all sides of the parent-child-coach triangle. "If we can all agree that we have no idea, then at least we have a base to start from. At least we can say, 'All right, we're all kind of clueless. Let's start from there.'"

We're here to help. Acknowledging that parenting is challenging and there are no definitive guidelines, Lacrosse Magazine settled on five underlying principles that can help parents steer through the youth lacrosse experience. What follows are five things every lacrosse parent should know.

from SportsFive.net
The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association provides officiating services for Section Five. They are looking for interested candidates for the spring season and will provide the training necessary for new members.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Defense and transition were the biggest area of need for the Rochester Knighthawks in the 2012 National Lacrosse League Draft. Although their first pick wasn’t until the third round, the Knighthawks addressed their need by selecting Robbie Campbell with the 26th overall selection.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Last season, the Rochester Knighthawks signed an anti-bullying pledge to kick off their 2012 season. The “We Got Your Back” program, which was founded by Hurricanes Lacrosse, was supported by the players and the entire staff. This season, the World Champions are taking the next step by bringing the anti-bullying message to local school children.

from The San Francisco Chronicle
It's not a stretch to suggest the lacrosse community, and the Cal athletic community, helped save Tighe Hutchins' life. How else could Chris and Cathy Hutchins reflect on their daughter's harrowing ordeal? Tighe will walk with her class in graduation ceremonies next weekend, no small milestone given the events of the past six-plus months.
Thursday October 25 8:15AM
from Debbie Truong / The Daily Orange
During a Jan. 1989 Carrier Dome memorial service honoring those who perished, SU lacrosse coach Roy Simmons Jr. wondered how he could express his grief and sorrow to a community that both shared the university’s despair and had to literally “pick up our pieces” and sift through the debris left by the doomed flight.

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from Binghamton Athletics
Second year head men’s lacrosse coach Scott Nelson recently announced his squad’s upcoming 2013 schedule this week. With a total of 13 fixtures, including seven home games at the Bearcats Sports Complex, Binghamton will have eight non-conference and five America East games for 2013.

“We put together a schedule full of quality opponents and really feel both confident and excited about the spring,” Nelson said. “Our goal has always been to test ourselves early and often, and make sure we are playing our best lacrosse come conference play.”

from JoinOneLove.org / Inside Lacrosse
From the shadow of a dark tragedy, the One Love Foundation has provided hope and inspiration beyond just the lacrosse community.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today released "US Lacrosse Strategic Plan 2013-15," a document outlining five areas of strategic priority and associated goals that will guide the operations of lacrosse’s national governing body for the next three years. The US Lacrosse Board of Directors formally approved the strategic plan at its September meeting.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Mike Messere, Zed Williams, John Grant, Jr. among nominees for Milestone Moment.

from the Hamilton Nationals
Hamilton Nationals Assistant Coach Gary Gait and Athletic Trainer Stephen Lobsinger have been named to the Team Canada staff for the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. The duo will join the team in Denver, Colo. for the event set for Dick's Sporting Goods Park July 10-19, 2014.

from Inside Lacrosse
Combining all that Kissimmee and Central Florida have to offer with elite competition on pristine fields, will truly make the Florida Lacrosse Festival a one-of-a-kind lacrosse experience. In addition, during the event, the best U19 team from the United States will compete against the best U19 team from Canada in a three-game series for the Brogden Cup.

from LaxAllStars.com
With Rob Pannell and Mikey Powell - Going with the flow is a great way to get along, without standing out. You do what everyone else does, you make the same gains as your peers, and you stay within an acceptable range. For many that is enough, and if that’s what you want, then stick with it. If you want something more, it has to come from somewhere else… and this concept has everything to do with what YOU do when no one is looking… or when everyone is!
Wednesday October 24 8:30AM
from SportsFive.net
The more comprehensive statistics are compiled into reports that are published along with the game stories on SportsFive.NET. They include ground ball data, shot performance (shots takes, shots on goal), clearing/riding data, defensive take-aways, penalty data and manup/mandown performances. By 2012, roughly half of the team in the Section used the FullStat worksheets, although not all the teams turn them in for publication.

An Example with Penfield

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from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse has announced the teams scheduled to participate in the 2013 Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Jan. 25-27. The U.S. men's national team will take on Loyola and Notre Dame, while the U.S. women's national team will play Northwestern and Syracuse.

from Inside Lacrosse
This fall, the discussion around the Syracuse Orange started to become repetitive. "No midfield threats. … No QB attackman. … They still don't have a go-to face-off guy. … Who will start among all those goalies? … Where will Marasco play?"

from Lacrosse Magazine
Colgate vs. Lehigh (Patriot League Men's Final), Syracuse vs. Florida (NCAA Women's Semifinal) among choices.

from Lacrosse Magazine
A star-studded class was inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Photos by John Strohsacker

from 9WSYR.com
Twenty-three years after competing against one another in the Carrier Dome, two of the most successful coaches in their respective sports have both found themselves back in Syracuse. New coach of the Syracuse Crunch hockey team Jon Cooper and Syracuse University women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait have more in common than just their success. (Video 2:07)

from Easton Lacrosse
Mike Powell's search for the ultimate lacrosse stick, the Easton Stealth RS.

from Syracuse.com
Head Varsity Girls' Lacrosse, Head Varsity Boys' Lacrosse, and Assistant Varsity Boys' Lacrosse.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester native Joe Walters will close out 2012 with two lacrosse camps. During November and December, kids will have two opportunities to learn from the three-time World Champion and four-time college All-American.
Tuesday October 23 12:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will “ring” in the upcoming season on Friday, November 23rd with a kickoff Dinner and Ring Ceremony. The Players, coaches, ownership and staff will receive their 2012 World Championship rings the evening before the team holds its opening weekend of Training Camp.

from Inside Lacrosse
Fall 2012 has seen the implementation of several rule changes. I have had the opportunity to officiate and review film of some games this autumn. Realizing teams play much differently in the fall when results do not count, pace of play has been addressed. Below are some thoughts on the action and how the new rules have affected play.
Monday October 22 11:00AM

from the Auburn Citizen
The Lakers, in their first game action since last spring, went 4-0 in the showcase, easily routing Union-Endicott, Owego, Fulton and Champion Elite, a club team from the Buffalo area. “It’s exciting to see how the juniors, who are now seniors, have stepped it up and see how they fill in the voids (from graduating seniors),” Marquardt said. The hosts fared almost as well, going 3-0-1 on the day.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Four of the most recognizable names over the past 30 years of men's lacrosse were formally inducted as the newest male members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Saturday evening at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. The four players – Roy Colsey, Brian Dougherty, Jesse Hubbard and Tim Nelson – have achieved unparalleled individual and team successes at the collegiate, profe

from Lacrosse Magazine
One of the most impressive women's induction classes in the 55-year history of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame was formally welcomed during the 2012 induction ceremony Saturday evening at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Collectively, the class of Jen Adams, Kelly Amonte Hiller, Missy Foote and Cindy Timchal has amassed over 1,000 college coaching victories and won 26 NCAA national championships as either players or coaches, while transforming the game of women's lacrosse over the past 25 years.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Late on a Monday night, Rochester Knighthawks and Hamilton Nationals lacrosse player Jordan Hall received a cryptic phone call about the following day’s photo shoot. “I was told to bring a stick and that I would be working with another athlete who was a football player,” said Hall, who works as a sales representative for Reebok. With regular appearances at the Reebok campus in Boston by New England Patriots players and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, he was anxious to get to work Tuesday.

from PhillyLacrosse.com
The second day of competition at the inaugural Edward Taylor Coombs Memorial Tournament featured much like the first – great weather, great lacrosse and many emotions.

from SportsFive.net
Over the summer months, Fairport senior defenseman Joe Arcarese made his verbal commitment to attend and play at Siena (Loudonville, NY).

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Gates-Chili scholastic coaches and the Gates Recreation and Parks Department will offer an indoor lacrosse program for kindergarten through sixth grade beginning Nov. 9.

from LaxLessons.com
The annual Yorktown-John Jay showdown will once again come in Week 1 of the regular season. But there is an interesting twist . . . Both Yorktown and John Jay have games scheduled earlier in the week against the visiting Columbine High School team from Colorado.
Sunday October 21 11:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
The Simmons Lacrosse Foundation held a gathering this weekend to both celebrate the life of the late John Schimoler and to honor Tim Nelson and Roy Colsey, the latest members of the Orange family to be inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame . . . On display for the first time was the new Simmons Lacrosse Foundation shirt, with classic royal blue, orange and white colors.

from Chris Goldberg / PhillyLacrosse.com
Eric Coombs has many emotions when he speaks about his son, Edward Taylor Coombs. They include great sadness, but also tremendous pride and inspiration. “Whenever you talked to his high school, college or club coaches they would tell you he was the heartbeat of their team,” said Coombs. “Edward loved people and people loved him.”

from PhillyLacrosse.com
Marist sophomore attackman Colin Joka (Plymouth Whitemarsh) played with Eddie Coombs as a member of the Rebel Elite club team and committed to the Upstate New York school partly because of Coombs’ presence on the team. So Joka had many emotions Saturday after the Red Foxes faced Binghamton on the turf field in its opener at the inaugural Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Ball Memorial tourney at Hatboro-Horsham.

from PhillyLacrosse.com
Eddie Coombs’ legacy on Marist lacrosse extended beyond the men’s team. That’s why Marist was happy to be one of three women’s squads that competed Saturday in the inaugural Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Ball Memorial at Hatboro-Horsham.

from LoHud.com
Even while he was piling up accolades in a Yorktown uniform some 20 years ago, Roy Colsey didn’t know his place in the game. Was he any good? “The crazy thing is, you have sophomores in high school nowadays being told they are the No. 1 prospect in the country,” Colsey said. “I went off to Syracuse University on a lacrosse scholarship and I had no idea whether I could play with those guys or not. That drove me.”

from Dr. Fred Opie
My son is a lacrosse fanatic. However he started asking me if you could play hockey. He’s now developing is skating skills and in preparation to play on a youth hockey team.

from Inside Lacrosse
If you are a lacrosse player in Central New York, you probably know of The SportsOutfit. Located just down the street from West Genesee High School in Camillus, the sports shop has been serving the Syracuse area for almost 30 years.
Saturday October 20 12:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Fans will have an opportunity to meet 2012 World Champion Rochester Knighthawk Joe Walters on Saturday, October 20th at Total Sports Experience in Gates, NY. The National Lacrosse League Champion and Rochester native will be signing autographs starting at noon at the 8th Annual Skull & Bones Lacrosse Classic. The Skulls & Bones Classic is a two-day outdoor tournament for youth lacrosse players from first and second grade through varsity.

from Syracuse.com
COACHING VACANCY: Head Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach. Candidates will have first aid, CPR, and AED training. Send a letter of interest, current resume, and email address to:

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from Cortland Athletics
In 2012, Taylor led Cortland to a 20-2 record, which included a 19-game winning streak. The program won its 14th straight State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title and made a return trip to the NCAA Div. III semifinals.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse (NCAA Quarterfinal)
The Syracuse junior attack almost single-handedly brought the Orange back from a two-goal deficit with three minutes remaining in regulation. She scored twice, assisted on another goal and forced a crucial turnover in a late-game flurry that sparked a miraculous 17-16 comeback win over the Tar Heels at the Carrier Dome. Her game-winner came with five seconds left. "It was just pure bliss," she said.

from Penn St. Athletics
Tambroni, a West Genesee, N.Y. native, is in his third year as Penn State men's lacrosse head coach. Tambroni led Hobart College to three NCAA Division III national titles (1989-91) as an All-American. He left Hobart as a three-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 1992 and a pair of second-team distinctions in 1990 and 1991.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the team has signed eight players, including four of the Bandits’ seven selections in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft. Each of the eight players were signed to one-year deals.

from Easton Lacrosse
Speedshot promoter Mike Powell brings his newest big gun, Matt Gibson, into Bigfoot Lacrosse in Portland, OR to break the fastest shot world record.
Friday October 19 8:45AM
from SportFive.net
For the first time, the Rochester City Schools will have a modified lacrosse program. UPrep (University Preparatory) Charter School will have a 7th and 8th grade team this spring. In preparation for the program, ROC E6 and UPrep have planned indoor clinic sessions to introduce many student-athletes to lacrosse for the very first time.

from the University of Buffalo Spectrum
I came home from lacrosse practice and began to make dinner as always. It was a normal cold January night in Buffalo. I didn’t know it would be the last time I would set foot on a lacrosse field.

from The Oswegonian
Screenwriter and former Oswego State faculty member Brad Riddell returned to the college to screen his latest movie, “Crooked Arrows” in the Hewitt Union Ballroom on Tuesday. Riddell, accompanied by director Steve Rash, co-producer Ernie Stevens and actors Tyler Hill and Alex Cook, presented the film, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

from St. Johns Athletics
St. John’s lacrosse returns to the field for the first time since the conclusion of a thrilling 2012 season on Saturday, Oct. 20 for its fall scrimmages against Army and Harvard at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. The Red Storm will open the day against the host Black Knights with faceoff set for 11 a.m. Harvard and Army are slated to follow at 12:45 p.m. with St. John’s taking on Harvard at approximately 2 p.m. to cap off the fallball tripleheader.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the team will hold a free agent tryout camp for lacrosse players eligible to play in the NLL on Saturday, Nov. 10 at First Niagara Center. The Bandits will accept the first 44 approved applicants, including 40 runners and four goaltenders. The camp will also be attended by the Bandits’ 2012 NLL Entry Draft picks.

from Inside Lacrosse
Orlando Orange Camp by LB3 Lacrosse will bring a host of former Syracuse University stars to sunny Orlando Florida for two and a half days of elite lacrosse instruction. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 2-3 and 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 4.

from Team Unitied
Tryouts are Saturday and Sunday for the 2013 Team United Summer Teams.

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from Syracuse Athletics
Seniors Becca and Linley Block, Bridget Daley, Michelle Tumolo and junior Alyssa Costantino have been named captains for the 2013 Syracuse women's lacrosse squad, head coach Gary Gait announced on Thursday, Oct. 18. Each of the five upperclassmen started at least 17 games during the Orange's 2012 campaign.

SU Women Schedule Prospect Clinic for October 28th
from Syracuse Athletics

from Casey Vock / Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse caught up with Nicky Galasso after confirming with the former ACC Rookie of the Year that he made a verbal commitment to transfer to Syracuse University and play for the Orange in 2013. Galasso, the all-time leading scorer in Long Island public high school history, was granted his release by the Tar Heels last week, initiating a blitzkrieg of speculation via social media about where he would end up.

from US Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse Board of Directors today approved the following statement on the complex nature of the collegiate recruiting process for high school student-athletes. The statement was developed by the national volunteer and staff leadership of US Lacrosse, in consultation with members of the coaching community, and it reads as follows:

from the Crooked Arrows
Got a great photo that captures the spirit of the game? Submit it and you could win a great prize!

from Mikey Powell / LaxAllStars.com
I was halfway through page 198 of Bill Bryson’s memoir, “A Walk In The Woods”, when the roar of the massive Boeing engine suddenly vanished. I slammed my book shut and tucked it into the seat pocket in front of me. A sharp pain rocked my sinuses and blurred my vision; the clear and familiar indication that our plane was changing elevation. My heart hit my throat and sweat filled my hands.

from TLN
Former Syracuse All-American attackman and current LXM PRO Mike Powell challenges the guys from Park City Lacrosse to a game of PIG. Stay tuned for the LXM ATS Phoenix event live on TLN November 10th and 11t!

from UMBC Athletics
Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) earned America East All-Academic Team honors in 2012. He converted from a long-stick midfielder position to a spot on close defense. In his third season with the Retrievers, the political science major started all 13 games and led the team with 15 caused turnovers. He was also second on the squad with 39 ground balls.
Thursday October 18 4:50PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Nicky Galasso is headed to Syracuse this spring. The former North Carolina attackman, who was granted a release from his UNC scholarship last Monday, confirmed his decision to LaxMagazine.com on Thursday afternoon by phone as he was leaving the Syracuse area in the car with his father.

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from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced individual game and season ticket prices for the 2013 NLL regular season. The Bandits will open their home schedule on Saturday, January 12 against the Minnesota Swarm. All eight home games will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Former U.S. under-19 men's national team member Ralph D'Agostino said he is transferring from Syracuse and plans to join another Division I program either this spring or next fall after running into an unfortunate set of circumstances regarding his financial aid package.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine's "Best of Lacrosse 2012" series recognizes the players, coaches, teams and moments that shined above all others in our sport this year. We want to know what you think. Fans can vote for their favorites in 10 categories. The results of each poll will be published alongside staff selections in the December issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Voting ends Monday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

from Inside Lacrosse
Schimoler, a native of Long Island who moved to Anne Arundel County, Md. after Syracuse, was part of SU's 1983 NCAA Championship team. He was the brother of Cornell great Paul Schimoler, and John was also active in youth lacrosse in Maryland outside his work in construction in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Former Syracuse University All-Americans Tim Nelson and Roy Colsey, both products of Yorktown High School in the lower Hudson Valley, will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Wednesday a partnership with Team 24/7 Lacrosse for the 2013 All-Star Game Youth Tournament. Eligible teams will have the opportunity to head to Charlotte, North Carolina, for a five game jamboree style tournament taking place during MLL’s 2013 All-Star Weekend. The games will be played at Elon Park on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, and will run from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has implemented a new standardized concussion testing protocol for its players to be used by medical personnel at all NLL games. At any time during the season, any player suspected of having incurred a concussion in a game or practice will be given immediate concussion testing by appropriate personnel.
Wednesday October 17 8:45AM
from ILTelevision.com
Johns Hopkins midfielder John Greeley (LaFayette) talks to IL about rehabbing his knee a second time and returing to the Jays in the spring.

from The Daily Princeton
As a result of New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling, the NCAA will not allow any championship events to be held in the Garden State, the governing body announced Monday evening. Princeton, along with other New Jersey schools and venues, will no longer be able to host any NCAA-sponsored tournament games.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
The NCAA announced Monday it will relocate six 2013 championship events, including the Division II and III women’s lacrosse championships, because of a proposed new state law in New Jersey allowing sports betting on professional and collegiate games.

from LaxLessons.com
Last week, we told you Kevin Fuchs, the junior midfielder who has decided to follow former Hewlett star Max Seibald’s path to Cornell. Now we have news of another Bulldogs commitment. It belongs to senior goaltender Justin Isaacs, who has decided on Ithaca College.

from Inside Lacrosse
There's been a lot of speculation over whether the newly passed college stick-stringing rules will allow for the use of the famous Iroquois Topstring, a pocket originating and popularized in Upstate NY thanks to Jerome Thompson and his brothers' creativity and influence. ILGear.com connected with stick doctor Shane Whittle, known as laxoholic77 on the Lacrosse Forums, who has been exploring the legality of the Iroquois Topstring since news of the new rules broke a few weeks back.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Bowhunter Cup was held for the third-straight year this past weekend, pitting the Iroquois Nationals against Team USA in an international exhibition for the two box lacrosse teams.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine's "Best of Lacrosse 2012" series recognizes the players, coaches, teams and moments that shined above all others in our sport this year. We want to know what you think. Fans can vote for their favorites in 10 categories. The results of each poll will be published alongside staff selections in the December issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Voting ends Monday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern. See any snubs? Make your case by commenting at the bottom of this page or at #BestOfLax on Twitter.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine's "Best of Lacrosse 2012" series recognizes the players, coaches, teams and moments that shined above all others in our sport this year. We want to know what you think. Fans can vote for their favorites in 10 categories. The results of each poll will be published alongside staff selections in the December issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Voting ends Monday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern. See any snubs? Make your case by commenting at the bottom of this page or at #BestOfLax on Twitter.
Tuesday October 16 10:15AM
from the Victor Post
When 10-year-old Nick Benetti celebrated his birthday a few weeks back, he could have made a haul on birthday gifts. But he passed on the presents and instead asked his birthday party guests to consider a making a donation to the Victor Boys Youth Lacrosse organization.

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from CitrusTV
The Syracuse men's lacrosse program considers themselves more than a team, they're a family. This is shown through the close relationships between the current players and the alumni. CitrusTV's Heather Prusak looks closer at this special bond.

from Charles McChesney / The Post-Standard
The company, with headquarters in Salina, has ruled the lacrosse helmet market since it introduced the Cascade design in 1996, leaving behind the white bucket-style helmet lacrosse players had previously worn.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse
There's something I haven't told you, readers. Something I've kept from you. I figured that now, after about eight months of being your lacrosse dad/coach/scribe here at www.justlacrosse.com, it’s time to come clean. I haven’t been entirely faithful. That is to say, I haven’t been entirely faithful to the sport of lacrosse. The truth is, I’ve been coaching another sport (well, actually, two other sports) on the side.

from PhillyLacrosse.com
Proud formerly was head coach at Division III Vassar (N.Y.) for five years and served as an assistant at Division I Cornell and Vermont as well as D3 Plattsburgh State (N.Y.). He also started the USLIA program at Cal-Berkeley and has been coaching at camps and clinics for years. A graduate of the lacrosse factory at West Genesee High (N.Y.) under legendary coach Mike Messere, Proud was a captain and All-American at Duke where he helped lead the Blue Devils to their first national quarterfinals berth in 1993.

from Syracuse Athletics
Redshirt senior Steve Ianzito, seniors Brian Megill, JoJo Marasco and Joe Fazio, and junior Derek Maltz have been named captains for the 2013 season, head coach John Desko announced on Monday, Oct. 15.

from Union Athletics
The Union College men's lacrosse team will host the seventh annual Bruce Allison Tournament on Sunday, October 21 at Frank Bailey Field, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Union, Hartwick College, and Castleton State will participate in the tournament, which will feature three one-hour games.

from Villanova Athletics
Five Upstaters from Guilderland, Pittsford Sutherland, Auburn, and Fayetteville-Manlius to play for Wildcats.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine's "Best of Lacrosse 2012" series recognizes the players, coaches, teams and moments that shined above all others in our sport this year. We want to know what you think. Fans can vote for their favorites in the 10 categories below. The results of each poll will be published alongside staff selections in the December issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Voting ends Monday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

from US Lacrosse
Attackman Rob Pannell talks about participating in a six-quarter scrimmage with Team USA at the 2012 Capital Lacrosse Classic in Bethesda, Md. Video by John Strohsacker/Matt Forman

from Inside Lacrosse
ILGear.com and ILIndoor.com teamed up this past weekend to cover the third annual Bowhunter Cup, the "international friendly" between the Iroquois Nationals and Team USA that turned out to be anything but friendly, as both squads were playing with intensity and playing with a lot of pride for their respective flags.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester native Grant Catalino had an outstanding performance in the Third Annual Bowhunter Cup Saturday night in his hometown. Catalino recorded four goals and one assist and this certainly contributed to the performance of the United States. Although the Iroquois National team came away with the win, defeating team USA 12-10, he made his mark in the indoor lacrosse world and couldn’t have asked for a better game.
Monday October 15 10:45AM
from USA Today
There is something unique and awesome about college athletics at the United States service academies. Take, for example, Sunday when the Navy men's lacrosse team had a surprise run-in with a group of World War II veterans at BWI airport in Baltimore. The encounter resulted in this amazing photo of the Midshipmen saluting their elders.

from SportsFive.net
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame will welcome four Hall of Famenew members with the induction of Jacques Monte, Patty Queener, Brent Rothfuss and John Hayes as the Class of 2012.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Nationals, who never relinquished the lead after taking a 2-1 advantage in the first, survived a flurry of shots from the Americans to maintain an 11-10 lead in the final minutes. Goaltender Mikey Thompson also had to deny Joe Resetarits on a penalty shot after a too many men call. Thompson, who retired from the NLL after the 2012 season, was playing possibly for the last time in an NLL arena.

from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Lacrosse, has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2012 season. The slate is an exciting one, highlighted by a regular-season finale against Princeton as part of Inside Lacrosse's Big City Classic, held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

from Syracuse Athletics
Once again Syracuse will participate in one of the most highly anticipated events of the college lacrosse season when it faces Notre Dame in the 2013 Konica Minolta Big City Classic. The lineup for this year's doubleheader, scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at MetLife Stadium, was announced today by Inside Lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse Magazine, announced Monday that Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) has continued its commitment as title sponsor of two of the signature events in lacrosse, the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. The Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic will be played on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Konica Minolta Big City Classic will be played on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

from Lacrosse Magazine
While the lacrosse landscape's chatter concentrates on a certain left-handed attackman from New York who might end up at Syracuse — again, this is nothing more than speculation for North Carolina transfer Nicky Galasso's destination — LaxMagazine.com caught up with another left-hander from the Empire State who already plays for the Orange: JoJo Marasco.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . while we were there, we saw a slightly different look to the Cascade helmets that the Orange wore last season. There will be much more gear on the way as we head deeper into fall and then into the new year, but here's a quick look at a slight variation on the Orange's 2012 lids.
Sunday October 14 12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
For the third straight year, the Syracuse varsity lacrosse team defeated a star-studded group of past SU greats in the Orange Alumni Classic. The event featured four-time All-American Mike Leveille and NCAA career wins leader John Galloway, but it was Derek Maltz who stole the show. Maltz scored four goals to lead the Orange past the Alumni All-Stars, 14-9, Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Carrier Dome.

LaxPower Photos taken by Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame Inductee Rich Barnes

Box score

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
At the end of the game, the long locks atop the head of Derek Maltz showed not a drop of perspiration or a single helmet indentation. The score sheet suggested appearances aren’t everything.

from ILIndoor.com
The third edition of the Bowhunter Cup is underway and the crowd is sparse, maybe 500 to 700. It’s a bit of a disappointment to see Casey Powell’s name not on the U.S. roster.

from the Iroquois Nationals
The Iroquois Nationals Board of Directors is accepting applicants to fill the voluntary positions of General Manager, Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, and Trainers. The Iroquois Nationals 2014 Men’s Field Lacrosse application consists of a letter of interest and a resume. The one page letter of interest should briefly address 2 points; first what it means to coach the Haudenosaunee National Team and secondly your lacrosse championship platform.

from LaxAllStars.com
As seen in Matt Gibson’s Diary of the Dutchmen, Mike Powell takes on a defender named Dean from Sandpoint, Idaho, in a vicious game of LaxAllStars Cornhole at the Missoula Elite 100 event in Missoula, MT. (Video 1:25)
Saturday October 13 8:30AM

from Binghamton Athletics
Head men’s lacrosse coach Scott Nelson announced four captains for the Bearcats upcoming 2013 season. The captains include seniors Tyler Perrelle and Shane Warner, and are rounded out by juniors Greg Cove and Matt Springer (Hamburg).

from The Bowhunter Cup
The Bowhunter Cup is tonight at 8pm; day-of-game tickets are available starting at $18 by visiting the Blue Cross Arena box office.

from Lacrosse Magazine
After a busy weekend of tournaments and play days one week ago, the fall season continues with another packed slate from sea to shining sea, as you'll see.

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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Third Annual Bowhunter Cup is set for Saturday, October 13th at 8:00 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The International Exhibition features the Iroquois Nationals and the United States. Each team has posted one win in the series.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
The big fix is in. It appears to include a multi-part process as part of fall ball exercises with the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team. Head coach John Desko acknowledges the team’s greatest issue coming out of the 2012 season is its faceoff failings.

from Inside Lacrosse
Here, the Albany Great Danes passed around a helmet cam during a fallball practice. It's cool and there are plenty of tips buried within the video, as well.

from Inside Lacrosse
For this week's Lax Her Essential, we hop on the bus with Colgate to get a little insight into what goes on during road trips. Every lacrosse team travels, and sometimes that travel involves a long bus ride and what better to do to kill some time on a bus ride than watch a few movies!

from LaxLessons.com
In deciding on the Big Red, Fuchs follows the footsteps of another star midfielder at Hewlett, Max Seibald. After earning Ivy League rookie of the year honors, Seibald went on to win the Teewaraton Trophy. The 2009 Cornell grad now plays in the MLL.
Friday October 12 6:00PM
CNY Roadhawk Tryouts for Sunday Postponed
A new date and indoor location will be announced when they become available.

7:45AM
from LaxLessons.com
Dominic Padula’s talents as a lacrosse player are hard to overlook. The attackman/midfielder from Rumson Fair Haven (N.J.) is an adept shooter with strong stick skills – talents on display on his highlight reel. So it should come as no surprise that the standout for the Team United travel team garnered recruiting interest from a variety of Division I programs.

12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
Head Coach Ben DeLuca discusses Cornell's participation in the Capital Lacrosse Classic.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Before the 2012-13 Orange varsity lacrosse team wraps up fall ball by playing a game against a collection of Orange all-star alumni on Saturday at 3, there is a Legends game at 1:30 featuring about 40 "out-of-their-prime guys." They'll play two 25-minute halves and will be divided into Orange and Blue teams.

from Albany Athletics
UAlbany women's lacrosse head coach John Battaglino and the Great Danes continue to grow and prepare for the 2013 season with two fall ball dates remaining. UAlbany started its fall schedule with Havard's Melting Pot Tournament on Sept. 30. The Great Danes faced Harvard, Boston College and Brown.

from Niagara Athletics
The Niagara women’s lacrosse team, led by first-year coach Wendy Stone, has released its 2013 schedule. The 16-game docket, complete with six conference games, is highlighted by two matches against 2012 NCAA Tournament participants.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University All-American defenseman Brian Megill has a prime seat to watch and evaluate some very cool legacies making their way through the Orange lacrosse family.

from Inside Lacrosse
The sweeping changes made by the NCAA Rules committee were the talk of the offseason. As fallball is under way and coaches and players are experiencing the rules first-hand in practice — and fans seeing them at tournaments — the effects of the rules are starting to take shape.
Thursday October 11 Noon
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Times and location have changed for the October 14th tryouts:

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from JustLacrosse Upstate
Pre-order your DVD or Blu Ray copy of Crooked Arrows here you can save 25% off other items purchased at the same time using a special offer code, AND JustLacrosse Upstate will receive a little something as well. Click on the headline for details.

9:00AM
from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University men's lacrosse coach John Desko confirmed today through a university spokesman that the school is speaking with Nicky Galasso about an opportunity to transfer to Syracuse University and play for the Orange. Galasso is an attackman going into his junior season at the University of North Carolina. That school announced on Tuesday that it has granted Galasso a release from the lacrosse program.

from Lacrosse Magazine
It was a long time ago — six-plus years, in fact — when a then-eighth-grade Nicky Galasso burst onto the national recruiting scene. Now he'll go through it all again.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse spoke with 2010 No. 1 recruit Nicky Galasso Wednesday afternoon after news broke of his release from North Carolina and a report that he'd had a conversation with Syracuse's lacrosse program. IL caught up with Galasso about his experience at Carolina and his decision to leave, what's next and how he'll make sure he's ready upon arrival at his next program.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Former Syracuse University attackman Tommy Palasek, oversized backpack filled to the brim strapped across the back of his shoulders, stopped by to watch fall ball practice on Wednesday. Among the players on view was his brother, Ryan Palasek, a freshman defenseman for the Orange.

from ILTelevision.com
Cornell and Hopkins alum came out to support their squads in a fall ball scrimmage at the Capital Lacrosse Classic in Bethesda, Md.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
With the Third Annual Bowhunter Cup set for Rochester on Saturday, October 13th, it’s only fitting that the Rochester Knighthawks have the most representation in the International Exhibition Game. With the Bowhunter Cup quickly approaching, the United States and Iroquois Nationals have both announced additions to their rosters.

from US Lacrosse
Officiating a high school boys’ lacrosse game in Arizona in late April, Ben Vosika and the rest of the crew came upon a call that confused them. "We were dumbfounded for a second," Vosika, 26, said. "But then I was talking with my fellow officials, and I was like, ‘Well, I’ve been in this situation before. I know what to do,’ he said. "We talked about that in Florida, so I knew exactly how to handle the situation. That happens all the time."

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the first time in a decade, lacrosse was back in the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal. The home of the Montreal Canadiens was filled with media and dignitaries for the announcement of a National Lacrosse League preseason game between the defending World Champion Rochester Knighthawks and the Toronto Rock. The contest is set for Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m., and was organized by Rooths Sports Events, the NLL, and the Lacrosse Federation of Quebec with the collaboration of evenko.
Wednesday October 10 3:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse University and Nicky Galasso have been in communication since Galasso was granted his release from North Carolina on Tuesday, coach John Desko confirmed directly to Inside Lacrosse. The school would not confirm which party initiated contact.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
It’s as if Katie Rowan never left, which of course, she did three years ago after finishing up her immaculate career with the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse program in 2009. Rowan is the school’s all-time leading scorer with 396 points, which is 61 points more than the next closest player. Her school-best 164 assists is nearly double that of the next two players.

from United Lacrosse
Tryout registration is now open for our 2013 summer teams! All 2012 Team United players must tryout for the 2013 teams.

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from Trilogy Lacrosse/CNY Roadhawks
Jim Stagnitta of Trilogy Lacrosse will hold an open recruiting seminar on Wednesday October 10th at 7pm at the Double Tree -Carrier Circle- 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse NY 13057 This seminar is open to all players and families in 8th-12th grade. There is no charge for this open seminar. This comprehensive seminar is presented by Jim Stagnitta, Trilogy Lacrosse Director of Club Programs. Jim has served as a Head and Assistant Coach for over 25 years at the Ivy League, Division I Scholarship and Division III level. He currently serves as the Head Coach of the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
The long, national nightmare at the faceoff X pretty much overwhelmed or covered up every other issue coming out of the 2012 Syracuse University men's lacrosse team. Its still a hot-button topic as the team wraps up fall ball this week, but its not the only matter on head coach John Desko's to-do list.

from Utica Athletics
For the second year in a row the Utica College men's lacrosse team volunteered to work with the Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity. A year ago the Pioneers moved 1,600 concrete blocks down a hill and about the length of a lacrosse field (See Photo Gallery from 2011). The blocks needed be right where the cellar was being constructed. This year the team returned back to the same location to find a new home and this time around it required landscaping.

from Rutgers Athletics
Cazenovia, Amhearst, Yorktown sending players to Scarlet Knights program.

from Lacrosse Magazine
It was a long time ago — six-plus years, in fact — when a then-eighth-grade Nicky Galasso burst onto the national recruiting scene. Now he'll go through it all again.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
LAX DREAMS is pleased to announce our BLACK FRIDAY Lacrosse Clinic November 23rd from 11:45am - 2pm at Corning War Memorial Stadium. The coaching staff for this event includes local legends:

from Lacrosse Magazine
Rob Pannell: The Red Mamba's first time suiting up for the red, white and blue — which he has called a lifelong goal — went almost flawlessly. Pannell led all scorers with eight points (4 goals, 4 assists), and he didn't force anything to post those totals. One fan in the stands said, "The second half has been the Rob Pannell show."

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse launches its fall 2012 Coaching Education Program (CEP) instructional clinic season with a Level 1clinic hosted by the Indiana Chapter of US Lacrosse, Saturday, Oct. 13 in Whitestown, Ind. Now in its ninth year, CEP has grown from a single online course in 2004 to a standardized three-level program with a multi-step certification process, and it is the only program of its kind in the country.
Tuesday October 9 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
As Cornell coach Ben DeLuca explained, there's no charity "nearer and dearer to our hearts" than the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, host of the first-ever Capital Lacrosse Invitational on Sunday. For all intents and purposes, DeLuca could have been speaking for all the participating schools — Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Penn State and North Carolina — which each played two 80-minute scrimmages at the event, before Team USA played an six-quarter intrasquad scrimmage later in the afternoon.

from Albany Athletics
The UAlbany men's lacrosse team will conclude its Fall Ball season with a pair of home scrimmages held over Alumni Weekend on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th. The Great Danes will welcome back all Great Dane Alumni to John Fallon Field for several events.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Cornell, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina and Penn State played two games apiece Sunday under 20-minute running clock conditions. From participating coaches' approximation, three games had one stall warning, and one game had two — but the final stall call came against Penn State when it held a lead with less than a minute on the clock.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
"You can’t explain the feeling of being drafted by the defending champions because there is no other place I would have rather been because the expectations are already so high. That’s exactly where I want to be,” said Hawkins. “They already have the winning nature in their blood and so do I. That’s where I want to be.”
Monday October 8 8:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
It clearly was a special and inspirational weekend for the Big Red and they parlayed that emotion into being the most impressive team on Sunday by a mile. (I also attended the Play 4 Parkinson’s tournament on Saturday and Cornell was better than any team I saw there, too.)

from PhillyLacrosse.com
It was quite an accomplishment when Albright College went 16-3 and reached the Commonwealth Conference finals of the Middle Atlantic Conference last year as a first-year NCAA Division III program. And surely it was a stunner today when the Lions rallied to defeat defending Division II national champion Dowling, 9-8, in its opener at the 6th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley High.

from Inside Lacrosse
Hobart came out of the gate strong with a 13-7 win over Hartford and a 7-7 tie with UVM. But the increased pace resulting from the rule changes finally took its toll on the visibly tired team in their third and final match, a 7-10 loss to Holy Cross. The team went scoreless in the first half and a run in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough to recover from a sloppy start.

from LaxPower
With fall ball well underway, the 2013 season isn't too far off. Many events took place this weekend, and we have photos of several games from the Boiardi Foundation Capital Lacrosse Classic (played at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md.) and Play for Parkinson's (played at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va.).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame will welcome four new members with the induction of Jacques Monte, Patty Queener, Brent Rothfuss and John Hayes as the Class of 2012. The 19th Annual US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester Chapter, Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, November 2nd at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Well, the Ron Humphreys Memorial Alumni Lacrosse Classic – the 36th edition – has been put to bed, another chapter in a New York Times best-selling book. Most of the regulars showed up, but there were some missing, too. The weather was typically annoying, with gray skies on Friday, rain all night leading into Saturday morning, and a very muddy game field on Saturday afternoon – and of course the sun came out late Saturday afternoon after the games were over.

from CNYCentral.com
It was a day that was months in the making. But on Saturday, about five months after capturing the National Championship, the men and womens lacrosse programs at Onondaga Community College earned their title rings. (Video 1:29)

from Inside Lacrosse
The third annual Syracuse Alumni game will take place next Saturday in the Carrier Dome, giving lacrosse fans a chance to preview the 2013 edition of the Orange and giving alumni of the storied program the opportunity to spend a weekend together with old friends and family. ILGear.com got its paws on the custom jerseys and shorts created for the event by former Orange defender Steve Panarelli and the guys at Reversible Lifestyle.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Olden Flyers, a group of Nazareth College alumni, is the next team in the seemingly endless queue of custom club unis and equipment ILGear.com shot this summer at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Sixth Annual Nick Colleluori Collegiate Classic, held Saturday at Ridley High School, was going to be something unlike any other previous event. It was supposed to present to college coaches the new look of lacrosse. What they saw … “It wasn’t anything really different than the game we all played last spring,” Marist coach Keegan Wilkinson said.

from Lacrosse Magazine
In a smothering defensive effort, the U.S. women's national team routed archrival Australia, 16-3, at Burlingame (Calif.) High School as a part of the US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes weekend on Saturday. Smart double teams and an aggressive ride allowed the Americans to dominate possession, and the game itself.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. women's national team eeked out a 12-11 win over Australia, coming back from a first-half deficit to defeat its archrivals Sunday in the marquee game of US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes weekend.
Sunday October 7 12:15AM

from Inside Lacrosse
Includes photos from Marist/St. Joe's and Colgate/Villanova.

from Inside Lacrosse
We press on with the remaining club gear in our tanks from the 2012 summer tourney circuit. Up next is a team close to IL's heart: Graph-Tex, the team sponsored by the Cortland-based producer of custom sportswear and apparel and a regular company on ILGear.com.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Getting Virginia, one of the signature programs in the college game, to come to your campus is going to be a positive, regardless of the outcome. Not being content with just playing against the 'Hoos, the Hornets turned it into "an event." They marketed the game – getting an estimated 2,000 students and fans to pack the school's main stadium – and had a live webcast for the contest.
Saturday October 6 12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse All-Americans Kenny Nims and Chris Daniello and have put together a star-studded team of Orange lacrosse alums for the upcoming Orange Alumni Classic at the Carrier Dome. Their team of all-stars will take the field against the 2012-13 Orange in a scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.

from Hartford Athletics
For Rochester area laxers to play for Hartford in 2013.

from Oswego County Today
The director, co-producer, writer and an actor from “Crooked Arrows” will attend SUNY Oswego’s free screening of the recent theatrical film at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, at Hewitt Union ballroom.

from MPNnow.com
Dan Knapton served as president of the Boys Lacrosse Booster Club for three years and was its secretary for five years. He served as the Girls Lacrosse Vice President for two years. He was a member of the governing board of the Rochester Area Lacrosse League for 10 years and was one of its founders. Throughout the years he also coached many Canandaigua youth basketball and lacrosse teams.

from LaxJournal.com
In the old days, kids worried about making the high school team, competing with friends and neighbors hoping for a shot at the varsity squad. These days, with most collegiate recruiting done on the select-club circuit, a lacrosse player’s most nerve-wracking days of the year can be club-team tryouts.
Friday October 5 2:00PM
from Indian Country Today
A luncheon honoring the teams will be held Saturday, October 6 in the Gordon Student Center Great Room on the school’s campus in Syracuse, New York. The luncheon begins at 1:30 p.m. During the event team members and coaches will receive their championship rings. Also, before the luncheon at 11 a.m. at Murphy Field, a scrimmage will take place between Onondaga lacrosse alumni and members of the 2013 Men’s team.

from Army Athletics
The 2012-13 Army lacrosse team tri-captains include an All-American, Academic All-American and a seasoned two-year starter as seniors Garrett Thul, Brendan Buckley and Andrew Boyd takes the reins in their final season with the Black Knights.

from Major League Lacrosse
2012 participating teams include: Women’s division: Boston University, Brown University, Bryant University, Central Connecticut State University, College of the Holy Cross, Marist College, Siena College, University of Connecticut, and University of Vermont. Men’s division: American International College, Bentley University, Brown University, College of the Holy Cross, Endicott College, Hartford University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Long Island University, Merrimack College, New England College, Providence College, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Saint Michael’s College, Siena College, Southern New Hampshire University, Springfield College, and University of Vermont.

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from Inside Lacrosse
CEO Ryan Boyle announced Thursday that Trilogy Lacrosse is entering a partnership with the CNY Roadhawks. Trilogy Lacrosse will provide its unique brand of services to the Roadhawks Club Programs while supporting the expansion of Upstate NY-based Roadhawk organization.

from Hamilton Athletics
Hamilton College head women's lacrosse coach Patty Kloidt has been appointed the Jerome Gottlieb ’64 Coaching Fellow for Exemplary Mentoring. Kloidt is in her 11th year at Hamilton and guided the program to the College's first NCAA Division III team title in 2008. The Continentals have reached the postseason every year, including the NCAA championship from 2007 to 2011, under her direction. Kloidt led the team to Liberty League regular season titles in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, and five consecutive league championship crowns from 2007 to 2011.

from The Batavian
The Genesee Community College Men's Lacrosse program held a lacrosse clinic for a group of approximately 35 children from the Tonawanda Reservation this past Saturday, Sept. 29. The clinic was in conjunction with the GCC Native American Student Group and served as a community service event for the two-time NJCAA National Tournament appearing Cougars.

from Alfred University Athletics
Pete Colburn played two seasons on the AU men’s lacrosse team (1994 and 1995) after transferring to Alfred from junior college. He came to AU after two years at Herkimer County Community College, where twice he helped lead his team to a junior college national title (1992 and 1993) and was a junior college All-American in 1993.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
If JoJo Marasco is going back to attack, its news to him. The Syracuse University senior lacrosse player says he is spending most of fall ball practice with the Orange playing midfield, a position he moved to last season after previously playing attack.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced the signing of transition man Torrey VanEvery to a one-year deal. VanEvery had an impressive showing at the National Lacrosse League Combine on Sunday. The 21-year-old scored five goals during the NLL’s showcase event for free agents and draft eligible players.

from BizJournals.com
Warrior Sports Inc. is alleging in a lawsuit that Under Armour Inc. copied the trademark design of its lacrosse stick heads and is asking the court to order the Baltimore sportswear maker to stop producing that product.
Thursday October 4 9:15AM
from Ormie King / Syracuse.com
Eric Curry, who was Auburn’s first high school lacrosse All-American and he was MVP of the Central Region Empire State Games. He was the Section III MVP of the Gordon Ohlstrom Senior All-Star game. He was Section III First Team All-League in 1991 and 1992.

John Dziedzic, who in 1972 as a sophomore, made the CNY All-Star Team in lacrosse.

from the NCAA
Here is the protocol referees will follow:

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from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Syracuse University lost its right to host the Big East Conference men’s lacrosse tournament in the spring as part of its exit settlement to join the Atlantic Coast Conference after the 2013 season. The Big East announced Wednesday that Villanova will host the men’s tournament May 2 and 4.

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
SUNY Cortland coach Kathy Taylor endorses Gary Gait's campaign to bring a shot clock to women's lacrosse. Gait, the head coach of the Syracuse University women's lacrosse team, is experimenting this fall with use of a 90-second shot clock. Gait said it'll be in use this weekend for a round-robin tournament the Orange women are hosting. He wants to film the games and present evidence to the NCAA and its rules committees to show the impact of the shot clock.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the final rules revisions for the 2013 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) boys’ lacrosse rules and the 2013 US Lacrosse boys’ youth lacrosse rules. The NFHS rules are written with the guidance of US Lacrosse and the youth rules are a product of US Lacrosse written as modifications to the NFHS rules with guidance and approval from the US Lacrosse Men’s Game Committee and the Men’s Game Rules Subcommittee.

from Lacrosse Magazine
America versus Australia. In women's lacrosse, there's just nothing like it. "It's always a battle, and it's always been a battle," U.S. team captain Lindsey Munday said. The last time the two teams met was in the final of the 2009 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. The Americans held on for an 8-7 win and reclaimed the gold that they'd lost in 2005, when the Australians prevailed 14-7 in the title match.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Saturday, September 29th, the Canisius College Golden Griffins hosted the Dirty Lacrosse Club in an exhibition match as part of the College’s Alumni Weekend. Dirty Lax, which is a combination of some of the top lacrosse players from the MLL and NLL, won the exhibition by a wide margin, but the game itself was more than just a box score.
Wednesday October 3 9:45AM
from SyracuseFan.com
Editor's Note: Coming changes to the Syracuse Post-Standard which were announced a while back have come to light in the form of layoff notices and a reorganization that may mean changes in the quality and depth of coverage of area lacrosse at all levels. Dave Rahme has been a friend of JustLacrosse for many years, first mentioning us in one of his articles as "a pretty good website" dovoted to central New York lacrosse, as well as being the media representative in our annual Casey Powell Lacrosse College Polls, and, of course, his hundreds of stories on CNY lacrosse we've shared over these past ten years. This link is to his recent statement concerning his current situation . . .

from English Knights Lacrosse / Facebook
Congratulations to Jake Weddell who will be taking his talent to Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, USA in Jan 2013! Onondaga have won the National Championship for the last 4 years and is where Syracuse players like Cody Jamieson and Sid Smith started their careers. He is the first player from the 2011 Knights to commit to playing in the US and we wish him all the best!

from Inside Lacrosse
The U.S. Team will conduct an intra-squad scrimmage Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Capital Lacrosse Classic at Landon School.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced that ESPN3 will broadcast the Oct. 7 exhibition between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Team Australia in Palo Alto, Calif. on the campus of Stanford University. The live broadcast will begin at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. local) and features the world’s top two lacrosse teams as part of the seventh annual US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes event. Fans can follow the Twitter hashtag #USAvAUS for news and live updates from the event.

from David Wilson / The Daily Orange
Sarah Holden’s game-winning, double-overtime goal in the NCAA tournament semifinal wasn’t just important for the women’s lacrosse team, but for women’s sports at Syracuse as a whole.

from NLL.com
On Tuesday night, Steve Dietrich became the 16th member of the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame. The retired goaltender and now General Manager of the Buffalo Bandits was the lone inductee for the Class of 2012. The ceremony took place at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

from Inside Lacrosse
Fallball tournaments begin in earnest this weekend and many marquee events are on the slate.

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from the Baltimore Sun
Sophomore midfielder Sam Byasseeof Victor (N.Y.) High has orally committed to Maryland, the national runner-up the past two seasons. Byassee played varsity for Victor as a freshman. He's been a member Blaze Upstate Lacrosse Club for three years. He participated in many events this year, including Ultimate Performance Lacrosse, Lake Placid and Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip camps. Byassee also considered North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State, among others.

from Brown Athletics
Clay Del Prince (Hamburg) and Nick Piroli (Carthage) earn honors at Brown University ceremony.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Kathy Taylor, Cortland, and Gary Gait, Syracuse, named Regional Coaches of the Year.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head coach Gary Gait was named the 2012 Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Gait, who earns the award for the second time in his career, led the Orange to its first appearance in the national championship game last season.

from Cortland Athletics
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Cortland women's lacrosse team will be hosting their 2012 Alumni Game, 3 p.m., at the Stadium Complex Red Field. All participant will receive a free t-shirt. There will be a parent-sponsored tailgate following the game and an alumni event in downtonw Cortland that evening.

from Cortland Athletics
On Sunday, Oct. 7, the Cortland women's lacrosse team is sponsoring its second annual Dragon Run at the Stadium White track to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation. The entry fee for the Dragon Run is $15, which includes a t-shirt, and additional donations will be welcome. Registration is from 9-9:30 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 10 a.m.

from Cortland Athletics
The SUNY Cortland Alumni Association will be holding a "Friends of Cortland Lacrosse" celebration Friday through Sunday, October 12-14. A golf tournament and steak dinner will be held Friday, followed by an informal gathering. The alumni lacrosse game will be on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex White Field, with a banquet that evening at Corey Union.

from Canisius Athletics
Former Syracuse standout Janelle Stegeland has joined the Canisius College women's lacrosse coaching staff, announced by head coach Scott Teeter on Monday. An All-Big East performer during her collegiate career with the Orange, Stegeland will work with the team's defense at Canisius.

from Shore News Today
It appears the Mustangs boys lacrosse program is on the verge of welcoming a new leader to its sideline. Considering his recent prowess as a player, perhaps team members should be prepared for him to occasionally grab a stick and join the fray during practice. Mainland Regional Athletic Director Mike Gatley announced Monday, Oct. 1 that Major League Lacrosse veteran Dan Groot will be recommended for hire as the program’s head coach for the 2013 spring season. The decision awaits final approval from the Board of Education.

from Cincinnati.com
“I wanted to go to West Point because of the opportunity to serve my country, the high level of education, and the chance to play against the best competition in college lacrosse,” he said. “West Point is a great fit because I want to become an engineer and they have one of the best programs in the country.”

from Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
Innovation is part of what made former Syracuse University All-American Gary Gait into one of lacrosse’s most dynamic, creative forces. As head coach of the Orange women’s lacrosse team, Gait wants to push the vanguard switch again, this time with the introduction of a shot clock.
Tuesday October 2 10:00AM
from IMLCA.org / JustLacrosse Upstate
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) announced today the launch of its online recruiting resource. For the first time, a student-athlete now will have the ability to instantly connect with every varsity college lacrosse coach in the country.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits have selected seven players in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft, including fifth-overall pick Dhane Smith of Kitchener, Ont., Buffalo’s highest selection since the team chose Brett Bucktooth with the third overall pick of the 2006 draft.

from the Wall Street Journal
Tradition dictates that New York is a baseball town. Fly into one of the region's airports and you'll see diamonds dotting every park and playground. This is the home of Alexander Cartwright and the Elysian Fields, a place where nearly eight million people a year click through the turnstiles of a ballpark. But beyond its cultural grip, baseball's days as the city's most functional pastime may be numbered. The sport that's coming to define the modern city more than any other is lacrosse.

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from Jon Harris / The Daily Orange
“Looking back, I was thinking, ‘I can’t believe I did that,’” said Alexis Braunfeld, a 1997 SU graduate. “But we just wanted a lacrosse team and thought this was a good way to get it and get some attention on it, and get the team in place. In hindsight, I can’t believe that I would go against the school that I love so much and had a great time at.”

from Lacrosse Magazine
With the first pick in the 2012 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, the Edmonton Rush ... did what was expected. They selected former Denver standout Mark Matthews with the No. 1 overall pick.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks went after defense and transition tonight at the 2012 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft in Toronto. The Knighthawks used four of their five picks to add depth to the two positions. The lone exception was forward Chris Attwood (pictured), who was picked in the fifth round.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is hosting a Sports Medicine Symposium on January 11, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia with the goal of providing comprehensive information on men’s and women’s lacrosse-specific sports medicine.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
If Colgate had the nation's second-ranked scoring offense last season, can you imagine what the Raiders will look like in 2013?

With no horns, an expanded substitution box and quick restarts, the new NCAA rules changes should only serve to increase the pace of play. And, oh by the way, Colgate coach Mike Murphy said senior goalie Jared Madison played all of last year with a broken back — impressive work keeping it a secret for four months — yet even that barely stopped the Raiders from running roughshod.

from LaxAllStars.com
Maverik rep and Mr. Big Time AA himself, Rick Beardsley, tweeted a photo from a recent Maverik meeting which may contain the 2013 Colgate glove.

from NLL.com
We'll have more with the morning update.

from Inside Lacrosse
Founded in 2006, Fighting Four has been a leader in New York's Southern Tier as a program offering summer program for school's competing in New York's Section IV.

from Georgetown Athletics
Georgetown University men's lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Warne announced that Tim O'Branski has joined the Hoyas coaching staff for the 2013 season. O'Branski, a Binghamton, N.Y. native, comes to the Hilltop as an assistant coach after spending three seasons as a coach at Salisbury University, helping the Sea Gulls to a record of 65-3 including three Division III National Championship appearances and consecutive Division III National Championships.

from Inside Lacrosse
Hotbed kids have strong early identifiers, but Blue Chips are everywhere, from Virginia to Arizona to California. And coaches are identifying and recruiting these top prospects early.
Monday October 1 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
One of my all-time best moments came when, in the heat of a close alumni game, some of the older alums offered the referees “free drink” cards from some local establishment they had frequented the night before. This was as the refs were running down the bench-side sideline. I don’t think they had ever been offered such a blatant, yet-tempting, incentive to influence their call-making. They laughed, accepted the free-drink cards, and then made their calls anyway! Even in an alumni game, referees cannot be bribed!