Baum said the committee that voted for the rule believes the ball is going to be dislodged more, which will create more ground balls and fast breaks. New NCAA Rules On Stringing Lacrosse Sticks New NCAA Rules On Stringing Lacrosse Sticks Colgate University assistant lacrosse coach Mike Abbott and player Peter Baum talk about new NCAA rules in stringing lacrosse sticks. For a player like Baum, it’s a big deal. He called a lacrosse stick a player’s “livelihood.” Now, he said, every one in the game must learn not only a new way to string up a stick, but figure out all of the nuances of how the ball comes out of the stick when it’s passed or shot.
All of the rule changes approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel this month are meant to speed up play. Figuring out how the rules impact the game is a task of the Orange during its fall practice sessions.
Liberty Lacrosse, with locations in Auburn and Elbridge, serves the Central New York lacrosse community, but the store also fields a lacrosse team, and ILGear.com caught up with the squad this summer at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament.
“We had a great team,” said Brad Powless, former teammate of Jake’s at Onondaga, LaFayette, and at Nazareth College. “We all worked really well together. Playing with Jake was fun. We knew that he (Jake) had such determination that when we needed a crucial faceoff or goal, he would come through for us.”
Warrior Sports Marketing exec Mark Millon tweeted Thursday "Excited to work with @StevenBrooks44 and bring him on board with the Warrior team of athletes. Welcome! Official release coming #Dominate," seemingly signifying further expansion of the Warrior Players Club.
“It’s a lot different here, but playing for a Division I school is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Vespa said. A former Immaculate Heart Central lacrosse standout, Vespa went on to play the sport at Onondaga Community College and then received the chance to move up to a bigger school that offered what she wanted both academically and on the field.
Queener will be playing alongside his brother, Brett, and they are two of four individuals involved in the Bowhunter Cup, who are representing the small town of Penn Yan, NY. Queener commented on playing with his brother and representing his community stating, “I love that I’m sharing this experience with my brother and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. We get to represent our country and hopefully one day we will be telling our kids about playing in the Bowhunter Cup.
Team USA head coach Richie Meade and his assistant coaching staff have picked 52 players to play in a four-quarter, intrasquad scrimmage at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7. The day, presented by the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, will also feature scrimmages between Cornell, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina and Penn State and a youth clinic and coaches' clinic. For more information on the clincs, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team will host a prospect clinic on Sunday, Oct. 21. The one-day clinic is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. The clinic is open to all high school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing lacrosse at the collegiate level.
Taking its men’s lacrosse championship to a predetermined site for the first time in America East history, Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium has been chosen as host for the 2013 and 2014 America East Men’s Lacrosse Championships. The tournament location was determined in a vote of the conference’s Athletic Directors at their fall meetings on Thursday morning.
US Lacrosse today announced rule changes and clarifications for the 2013 US Lacrosse Women’s Rulebook. The US Lacrosse Women’s Game Committee and US Lacrosse Board of Directors voted unanimously, passing all proposed rule changes and clarifications.
The all-day event includes 18 scrimmages between 11 of the best women's lacrosse programs in the northeast. The field includes Syracuse, Boston College, Boston University, Colgate, Albany, Brown, Vermont, Massachusetts, Bryant, New Hampshire and Harvard. Three of those teams went to the NCAA tournament last year and three squads finished in the top 20 in the ILWCA poll. Each team will play at least three scrimmages at the Melting Pot Sunday.
The 2012 World Champion Rochester Knighthawks will kick the 2012 NLL Entry Draft with two picks in the third round on Monday, October 1st. Barring a trade, Rochester will draft its first two players with the 26th and 29th overall selections in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle.
The first verbal commitment of the year by a sophomore in Section Five was announced yesterday as Webster Schroeder goalie Willie Klan announced his decision to play at Ohio State after his expected graduation in 2015. He looked at Syracuse, Maryland and the University of North Carolina before making his decision.
The National Lacrosse League holds two of its biggest annual off-season events next week. The 2012 Draft is on Monday, October 1, in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle. On Tuesday, October 2, the NLL Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Class of 2012 member Steve Dietrich will take place, also at the Westin Harbour Castle. Both events start at 7pm Eastern.
“I am extremely excited about this incoming group of student-athletes. Not only did they excel in the classroom but have had excellent lacrosse careers thus far,” said Coach Reber.
Marissa Masello (West Genesee HS/Monroe Community College): Member of Monroe Community College Lacrosse Team that won NCAA JUCO Nationals in 2010 and 2011 … Second Team All-American as a freshman … First Team All-American as a sophomore.
The long-awaited campus home of Le Moyne College lacrosse and soccer has worn the nebulous designation of “Athletic Turf Complex” since its opening in the fall of 2010. The stadium and turf field receives a proper name this weekend as part of the school’s homecoming festivities.
Denver University coach Bill Tierney: "Our take here in Denver is, ‘it’s about time.’ We suddenly have most players throwing overhand, accurate passes. We have attackmen and offensive middies learning to dodge with their heads up while protecting their stick, because they know a solid check could dislodge the ball. Shooters with huge bags, looking for velocity only and missing the goal by a mile, instead of working on their accuracy, is veering toward a thing of the past.
Fallball is under way with tournaments and scrimmages on the slate for the coming weeks. It's a time for teams to evaluate their strengths and weakness and to make some preliminary personnel decisions. We'll be looking position-by-position at some of the biggest question marks and holes to fill. Here's a look at the key attackmen teams need to replace:
It's now less than one week until the 2012 NLL Draft, which takes place on Monday, October 1, 7pm Eastern in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle. The Edmonton Rush currently hold the first overall selection in the six round draft. The draft will be broadcast live on NLL.com. The Draft selection order as of September 25 is listed below, updated following a recent trade between Philadelphia and Washington that involved third and fifth round selections. The order is subject to change further pending additional trades between the clubs.
"This freshmen class brings a wealth of lacrosse experience both nationally and internationally to Mercyhurst," Pilson said. "They are going to make an immediate impact on the Lakers program this fall and into the spring. I am excited to see what potential they have both on the field and in the classroom.” Tara Barnhardt, Erin Byrnes, Katrina Campbell, Shannen Drennon, Gabriella Farina, Emily Gebhardt, Kyle Keefe, Olivia Keirn, Emily Koestler, Keirsten MacLellan, Christa Morrison, Kate Opolski, Kristina Roberti, and Taylor Santiago will join the Lakers for the 2013 campaign.
"I am happy to welcome the Class of 2016 to Loudonville," said second-year head coach John Svec about his first recruiting class. "We are looking forward to four great years with these young men here at Siena and we found student athletes who are not only capable of making an impact on the field, but who have made impacts in their own communities and are looking to continue that here on our campus and throughout the Capital Region."
Jake Lazore, of Syracuse, played lacrosse for Nazareth College in 1990 and 1991. He also played for the Onondaga Nation and the LaFayette Central School District. He was inducted in the college’s hall of fame at the 18th annual induction ceremony held on Saturday in Rochester.
Former Loyola attackman/midfielder and IL writer Ryan Rabidou laced up and stepped on the field for the Greyhounds alumni game last weekend under the newly approved (or at the time, proposed) NCAA men's lacrosse rules. Because the rules are expected to have such a dramatic impact on the game, Rabidou provided his perspective on how the changes altered the alumni game.
The Rochester Rattlers acquired M Dan Groot and three selections in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft from the Ohio Machine for M Roy Lang and the Rattlers Second Round selection (11th overall) in the 2013 Draft.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team will host the third-annual Orange Alumni Classic at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Oct. 13. The only scrimmage of the Orange's fall practice season, this year's event features two games. The first is a "Legend's Game" beginning at 1:30 p.m. The second match, which will begin at approximately 3 p.m., pits a team of recent SU alums against the 2012-13 Orange squad.
The NCAA, in a posting on its website, said Gait was "found to have engaged in misconduct by making postgame press conference comments critical of the officiating following the championship game," and Tumolo, the Syracuse junior attacker, "engaged in misconduct by making unsporting comments and placing her hands on a game official after being issued a second yellow card during the game."
"Over the last 31 years in Corning we were able to assist over 90 young men move on to the Division One and Two levels. The competition for these slots and scholarships has become extremely difficult, but our past experiences will give our elite players an advantage. The Gaffer goal will be to give highly talented young players throughout Upstate New York an opportunity to gain exposure."
Two more Canandaigua players have made their college lacrosse choices this fall. Senior defenseman Zak Bussey has decided to play at Mercyhurst and senior midfielder Connor Moore has selected the College of St. Rose.
The intention of LaxMagazine.com's "30 in 30" fall ball series was simple in concept: For 30 consecutive days, ask 30 pertinent questions lingering over the fall season, and provide 30 somewhat-definitive answers. But, in a somewhat-ironic twist, the first question of LaxMagazine.com's series will yield perhaps the most ambiguous, murky and uncertain answer: How will the new rules changes impact the men's game?
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.
Three-time National Lacrosse League Champion Mike Accursi has re-signed a one-year deal with the Rochester Knighthawks. Accursi remains with the Knighthawks after helping Rochester win the 2012 Champion’s Cup.
That transition can be tough mentally and physically and I've seen lots of college and pro athletes struggle with it. For example, It's amazing how many my former teammates from high school and SU have gotten big as a house! How are you doing with the battle of the bulge?
I didn’t start the alumni lacrosse game at Oswego State, but I did help it evolve into where it is today. Dr. John Spring was the coach in the fall of 1977 when the first game was played (Oswego started its NCAA program in the spring of 1975), and legend has it that Ron Humphreys ’77 played a large role in helping the first game to happen. Spring was the head coach for the next four alumni games, too – my four years as an undergrad on the Lakers. Next month, head coach Ryan Martin will put his own stamp on his third Alumni Classic, as it has become to be known.
This may seem radical, but Section IV should consider reassigning its teams in lesser-played sports like football and lacrosse (boys and girls) into neighboring sections around the state, at least in Class AA and A, where the competition is simply too scarce in volume.
Heart, Determination, Commitment, Passion, and Motivation along with Perseverance, Hard work, Guts, and Effort are the characteristics of the two most recent Road Hawks who committed. Brad Nardella (VMI), and Nick Ranta (Furman) stayed the course.
The 2012 World Champion Rochester Knighthawks are up for even more awards. Inside Lacrosse has nominated the Knighthawks, Cody Jamieson and Paul Rabil for several awards in their Fifth-Annual Laxies, and they need your help to win. Be sure to visit http://laxies.insidelacrosse.com/ to vote for your Knighthawks. Here is a breakdown of what awards the Knighthawks are up for:
A midfielder, Lauren Gerrie (Irondequoit) was named All-County First Team as a junior and senior, and selected to the Empire State Team in 2010. While playing four years at Irondequoit High School, Gerrie was voted team MVP as a senior and MVP at Attack as a junior, leading the team in scoring during her final two years with 106 goals. Gerrie also competed in alpine ski racing, competing in the Junior Olympics and being named the Empire State Award Champion in 2010 and 2011, when she also competed in the national championships.
The Rochester Rattlers announced their 23 man protected roster for the 2013 season. The protected list features the standout players from the 2012 season including MVP Steve Denapoli, Offensive MVP Ned Crotty, Defensive MVPJohn Galloway, and Rookie of the Year Michael Manley. The Rattlers have retained both 2012 team captains Kevin Leveille and Matt Striebel along with other fan favorites including Jordan MacIntosh, Joel White, Roy Lang, and Rob Rotanz.
The Hamilton Nationals announced their 23-man protected list today, which is headlined by six-time MLL Defensive Player of the Year Brodie Merrill, midfielders Kevin Crowley and Joe Walters, and attackmen Cody Jamieson and Stephen Keogh.
Atsap watches his wife take in the scene. The genuine warmth radiates between returning guests, new friends and hosts, elated to be meeting in Seattle in August. Behind her, snow-capped Mt. Rainier floats majestically above the clouds.
It's the back to school time of the year. This time reminds me of when I entered the teaching profession back in 1985. some twenty years ago. I am an avid goal setter and I recall in my senior year at SU I set my sites on becoming a public school teacher and lacrosse coach in a district where I could have an impact.
As a student teacher in the Croton Harmon public school district in 1985-1986 I had a blast. I coached soccer in the fall, girls basketball in the winter, lacrosse in the spring. The toughest part was being so close in ages to aggressively flirting senior girls who I had to put in check on more than one occasion.
Name: Adam Fullerton
Nickname: Afulls, Fully
Birthday: February 6th, 1985
Hometown: Liverpool, NY
College: United States Military Academy (West Point)
High School: Liverpool HS
Awards: 3rd Team All-American 2008, 2010 World Champion
Current Gig: Artillery Officer in the US Army, member of the Denver Outlaws
Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach Of Men's Lacrosse, has announced that Paul Richards (Baldwinsville) has been named the Mario St. George Boiardi '04 Assistant Coach of Men's Lacrosse, while Matt Kerwick will join the Big Red as an assistant coach for the 2013 season. Kerwick comes to East Hill with 15 years of head coaching experience under his belt and will look to bolster an offensive attack that ranked ninth in the nation a season ago.
RIT women’s lacrosse head coach Jeff McGuigan is pleased to announce the hiring former Syracuse University standout Lindsay Rogers as an assistant coach for the 2013 season. Rogers will work primarily with the Tigers defensive unit.
SUNY Potsdam Women's Lacrosse Coach Lauren Bruce has announced the appointment of Elisha King as the Bears' assistant coach for the 2013 season. “Elisha brings a lot of lacrosse knowledge to our program and has quickly established a great coaching relationship with the team already,” said Bruce. “She brings a lot of energy and fresh ideas from her graduate work at Northeastern in sports leadership and as a current lacrosse player herself.”
John Danowski was a savior of sorts in 2007. Kelly Amonte Hiller pushed the envelope even further in 2008. Bill Tierney shocked us with his move west in 2009. Tim Goettelmann, an MLL lifer, showed us the true meaning of sportsmanship in 2010. And John Paul made Michigan lacrosse a reality at long last in 2011. Who made the biggest buzz in the lacrosse world in 2012?
US Lacrosse today announced the launch of its Susie Ganzenmuller Observer's Grant Program for women’s lacrosse officials. The program is currently accepting applications through Nov. 1, 2012 for the 2013 lacrosse season.
Tumolo is one of five nominees for Clutch Performer of the Year along with Maryland's Joe Cummings, Loyola's Eric Lusby, Kyle Dixon from the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Cody Jamieson from the Rochester Rattlers.
Orange fans now have a chance to support the women's lacrosse team in the 2012 Inside Lacrosse Laxie Awards! After recording its best season in program history, which included a trip to the NCAA National Championship game, Syracuse has been nominated in three categories: Game of the Year, Division I Women's Player of the Year and Clutch Performer of the Year.
We connected with Salukis a couple times this summer, but we got the best look at the team's kit at the 23rd annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament, where this squad competed in the Boys U-18 Gold division.
The 2012 World Champion Rochester Knighthawks have been nominated for “Best Local Sports Team” in the City Newspaper’s “Best of Rochester” reader’s poll. If the Knighthawks win, we’ll be giving away this special edition pink helmet from the team’s 2010 season. The winner will be randomly selected from fan comments on the team’s Facebook page under the pink helmet.
We really enjoyed listening to Cort Kim, Mike Powell, Matt Gibson and Brett Queener speak on why they love the game, how they fell in love with it, and what it takes to be great, at the Denver City Lax clinic we put on two weeks ago.
Kevin Donahue has been an assistant up at Syracuse for quite a while now, and during his time with The Orange, coach Donahue has seen, and worked with, more than his fair share of excellent lacrosse goalies. Now, thanks to Youtube, you too can learn from one of the best assistant coaches in all of D1 lacrosse.
"I am pleased to welcome Dan McKeon to the Holy Cross men's lacrosse coaching staff," said Jim Morrissey. "Dan brings instant credibility to the program with the experience he has gained as a Division I goalie at the University at Albany and as a coach at Siena and Union Colleges. It also does not hurt that Dan learned the fundamentals of lacrosse from one of the greatest lacrosse coaches of all time in Mike Messere of West Genesee High School. His knowledge of the game will have a significant impact on our players and I expect him to have a major role as a recruiter."
Ryan Simmons, M, Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) has verbally committed to Syracuse. A three year varsity player, Simmons earned first-team All-League honors as a junior and a senior and was named a first-team All-CNY selection after his senior season. The son of Syracuse University Director of Lacrosse Operations Roy Simmons III and the grandson of Hall of Fame coach Roy Simmons Jr.,
M - Austin Hope (Syracuse, N.Y. / Liverpool) was named as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American after contributing 75 points for Liverpool High School during his senior year and leading the Warriors to a Section 3 Class A championship. Hope finished with 151 career points (84g, 67a) and helped Liverpool to a 36-4 combined record in 2011 and 2012. He claimed first-team all-league honors in 2011 and honorable mention all-league accolades in 2010. He also competed for the Central New York Road Hawks and helped his squad win the Lake Placid College Division championship in 2012 and the Rutgers MVP Tournament in 2010.
My brother Mike and I spent countless hours in the backyard together. Early in our childhood, we had monster games with the whole neighborhood [Delmar, N.Y.]. It was mayhem. Later on, when I was in college and home for the summer, it was just the two of us — a couple hours a day.
US Lacrosse today announced the full schedule for the 2012 US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes event, featuring the U.S. women’s national team, to be held Oct. 3-7 in Palo Alto, Calif., on the campus of Stanford University and nearby Burlingame (Calif.) High School. This marks the first time the event, now in its seventh year, has been held in the state of California.
The lacrosse world has sadly lost one of its recent pioneers. Jim Logan, 65, who was instrumental in building lacrosse in New England, passed away suddenly on Sunday in Salem, Mass., after suffering a heart attack while working as a race marshall at a 30K road race nearby.
There is a lingering ache of regret and the unmistakable drumbeat of expectation for the Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team as it plows through fall ball practice. The Dolphins are trying to flush the disappointment of their NCAA Division II national semifinal loss at home to Limestone College, the only defeat of the season after 17 wins.
Regy Thorpe announced the players today who will represent the United States at the Third Annual Bowhunter Cup. The star-studded roster, led by Casey Powell, will take on the Iroquois Nationals on Saturday, October 13th at 8:00 p.m. The teams will compete in an International Exhibition at The Blue Cross Arena, which is the home of the 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks.
The Knighthawks boast four players on the American squad with goalie Jake Henhawk, transition man Joel White, and forwards Joe Walters and Powell. Rochester native Joe Walters headlines a group of 13 local lacrosse stars from western and central, NY. The former four-time All-American will play in his third Bowhunter Cup.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual tickets range in price from $18 to $30, while group seats are $13 to $22. Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits season ticket holders will receive special individual pricing.
Union men's lacrosse coach Paul Wehrum has announced the addition of John Hannan to his coaching staff. Hannan, who played collegiately at C.W. Post, completed his playing career in 2012 after earning his master's degree in political science. “John is a tireless worker who was a member of two Division II national championship teams at C.W. Post,” Wehrum said. “He will be working primarily with our midfielders this fall and spring.”
Gananda Central School is looking for a a boys Junior Varsity Coach and a boys Modified Coach for the 2013 season. Interested coaches should contact the Gananda Athletic office at (315) 986-3521 x3224.
When IL set out to do a big-time, year-end fan poll in 2008, we were excited to find out fans’ and readers’ collective thought on things like Matt Danowski’s diving goal off of a half-field assist from Zack Greer vs. Shamel Bratton’s double ankle-breaker for Highlight Reel Goal of the Year and West Genesee (N.Y.) vs. Brother Rice (Mich.) for High School Team of the Year.
As illustrated in our recent press release, Instant Replay will be conducted via a challenge system, with each team having two challenges during regulation time and an additional challenge during overtime. This initiative is not only game-changing for the league, but holds an important place in league history, as it arose through the suggestion of a player, Rochester’s Kevin Leveille.
The Rochester Rattlers have acquired A Billy Bitter from the Charlotte Hounds in their second off-season transaction of 2012-13. The two year MLL veteran and University of North Carolina alum highlights a deal that sends Bitter, D Kevin Randall, and the Hounds 2ndround pick in the 2013 MLL Draft to Rochester for M Kevin Drew and the Rattlers 1stand 4thround draft picks.
The Rochester Knighthawks have locked up two more defensemen from their 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship team with the re-signing of Ryan Cousins and Brad Self. Both players agreed to new one-year deals, pending league approval.
A source close to the program has confirmed to Inside Lacrosse that former Georgetown associate head coach Matt Kerwick will be named an assistant coach at Cornell, taking over for Matt Rewkowski, who recently left to take Kerwick's former position with the Hoyas behind new head coach Kevin Warne.
The Cornell men's lacrosse program is proud to announce its participation in the first annual Capital Lacrosse Invitational, presented by The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, to be held at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Big Red will be joined by Johns Hopkins, North Carolina and Penn State and the day will feature a youth clinic, a coaches' clinic, and a Team USA inter-squad scrimmage.
The Iroquois Nationals have announced their roster for the Third Annual Bowhunter Cup, which will take place at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, October 13th at 8:00 p.m. The Iroquois Nationals will take on the United States in the International Exhibition at the home of the National Lacrosse League Rochester Knighthawks.
“There have been nothing but great things happening to me since I moved to Charlotte, and this may be the best thus far,” said Miller. “I'm excited to help Queens on the journey to taking the next step towards a championship.”
“I’m very happy to be joining the Clarkson Athletic Department family and I’m excited about taking over the women’s lacrosse program,” Milmoe remarked. “As an alumnus of William Smith, I’m very familiar with the Liberty League and look forward to the challenge of coaching against such high quality opponents.”
In November of 1977, Jake Steinfeld, a freshman lacrosse player at the State University of New York at Cortland, was standing on a field in the hail. "What am I doing?" he wondered. It was freezing, and he saw no future in the sport. So Steinfeld -- a weightlifting enthusiast since age 13 -- dropped out, moved to Northridge, Calif., and became a bodybuilder.
US Lacrosse today opened online registration for the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, at www.uslacrosse.org/2013convention. Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can register for the sport’s largest educational and networking event, set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia, for the early-bird rate of $85 through Nov. 25.
On the surface, there seemed no bigger issue coming out of the 2012 season for the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team than its faceoff operation. Too many games ended in uncomfortable numbers at the X for the Orange.
Casey Powell's been hard at work down in Florida, doing his best to grow the game in the Sunshine State. Team 22 is CP's youth program dedicated to help provide instruction for a range of age groups, from 8-18. ILGear.com caught up with Team 22 in Lake Placid at the 23rd annual Summit Lacrosse Tournament, where the program had two squads competing in the boy's U-18 gold and silver divisions.
It's now less than two weeks until the 2012 NLL Draft, which takes place on Monday, October 1, 7pm Eastern in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle. The Edmonton Rush currently hold the first overall selection in the six round draft. The draft will be broadcast live on NLL.com. The Draft selection order as of September 18 is listed below. The order is subject to change pending trades between the clubs.
Since this is the first year we have ILWomen at our disposal to pump up the female candidates, we'll spend some time highlighting each of the nominees on ILWomen.com. But first, here is an overview of who is up for awards. Visit InsideLacrosse.com/Laxies to vote.
“Advice to My Son” is a poem by Peter Meinke, and it has become my favorite over the past ten years or so. I’ve taught it in my high school English classes for probably 20 years or so, but as my own two sons became teenagers, started driving, started dating, the poem became a lot more relevant to me. Now when I teach it, I tell my classes it’s my favorite poem of all time, and I insist on reading it aloud to my students. Here it is:
Penn Yan defenseman, Jimmy Burdette recently announced his decision to play lacrosse at SUNY Albany after graduation his spring. A strong long-stick for the Mustangs, he is not afraid to race down-field and take a shot on goal.
A native of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Meehan lettered in lacrosse, basketball and soccer at Manlius-Pebble Hill School where he helped lead the soccer team to a pair of sectional championships. He was a captain of all three sports and a three-time lacrosse team MVP, as well as a two-time first team all-league pick in lacrosse and a first team all-league selection in soccer.
The NCAA Rules Committee reconvened for the reconsideration stage of their rules proposal process on Monday morning, but they didn't finish their discussions for another few days, according to committee chairman Jon Hind.
Due to the timeline utilized by the NCAA men's lacrosse rules committee and the NCAA oversight committee – which is the final arbiter of what changes will be adopted – coaches at both the varsity and club level entered fall ball without a firm grasp on what the expectations are in terms of stringing, faceoff grips, horns and a de facto shot clock (although the faceoff thing is now a dead letter).
In case you missed it, the 2013 Division I women's final four will be held at Villanova May 24-26, meaning for the first time since 2010 the D-I women's and men's final fours will be held in the same city. Villanova, Pa., is a suburb of Philadelphia, where men's championship weekend for Divisions I, II and III will be held at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, also over Memorial Day weekend.
Crooked Arrows and the Onondaga Nation are proud to announce the release of Crooked Arrows in stores on October 23rd. "We have been fielding a lot of questions of when they can purchase their own copy of Crooked Arrows," said co-producer Neal Powless. "We are very excited to for people to be able to get the movie in their home. This is such great news."
Akwesasne is celebrating the return of a sports hero today. Lacrosse goalie Mike Thompson was declared the Most Valuable Player after winning North America's biggest lacrosse championship, the Mann Cup, on Saturday.
With the names Peter Baum (Portland, Ore./Colgate), Scott Ratliff (Atlanta, Ga./Loyola), Pierce Bassett (Phoenix, Ariz./Hopkins), Rob Emery (San Francisco, Calif./Virginia), and Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ken./Denver) abuzz in the lacrosse world, it wasn't difficult to find people willing to talk about these standout players.
It appears as though many FOGOs can breathe a sigh of relief. The official NCAA lacrosse account Tweeted on Thursday then followed soon after with a press release that the motorcycle grip will remain legal. The NCAA Rules Committee's original proposal in August had proposed banishing the motorcycle grip, but that came under a firestorm of criticism.
With yesterday's news that the rule changes proposed in early August affecting the placement of shooting strings would be amended from a 3.5-inch limitation to a 4-inch limitation, ILGear.com reached out to Colgate attackman and reigning Tewaaraton winner Peter Baum — who famously (and jokingly) tweeted that he'd leave college early if his U was taken away — to find out his thoughts on how the controversy had unfolded.
The Charlotte Hounds today announced a trade that will upgrade their midfield unit, including the addition of a three-time MLL All-Star. The Hounds have sent attackman Jeremy Boltus and the 43rd pick in the 2013 Supplemental Draft to the Denver Outlaws in exchange for midfielders Peet Poillon and Casey Cittadino.
It’s unclear exactly when the Irish will leave the Big East for its non-football sports. ”I don’t think there’s out there a better situation than the situation we have,” said the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president. ”The ACC has allowed us to retain a tradition (of football independence) that’s so central to our identity in football while we’re joining a conference that athletically, as well as academically, fits Notre Dame perfectly.”
With Syracuse already leaving the Big East to join the ACC in 2014, IL reached out to coaches from the two conferences for their reaction to the Notre Dame news. When all the dust settles — assuming there's no additional movement before Notre Dame participates in its first ACC season — the ACC will include Virginia, Maryland, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse and Notre Dame.
Pat Carlin, M, Vestal (N.Y.) has verbally committed to Syracuse. A 6-3, 210 pound multi-sport athlete, Carlin finished his sophomore season wtih 27 goals and 22 assists. He led the Bears in groundballs with 84.
Gale Thorpe, A, Jordan-Elbridge (N.Y.) has verbally committed to Syracuse. Section 3's leading goal scorer in 2012, Thorpe finished the season with 64 goals and 14 assists, tied for the sixth-most points in Central New York and earning first-team All-League honors.
Hulme graduated from Colgate University in 2007 with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology. He was a four-year starter for the Raiders lacrosse team, and was twice named a USILA All-America. As a team captain in 2007, Hulme was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Patriot League. He was also named a 2007 NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-America.
Niagara women’s lacrosse first-year head coach Wendy Stone has announced the addition of Taryn Burkholder to the coaching staff. "We are proud to welcome Taryn back to the Niagara lacrosse program,” Stone said. “I'm confident that she will be able to bring her knowledge and experience to our program. I'm excited that she will begin her college coaching career with us here at Niagara."
Stars & Stripes will take place in Palo Alto, Calif., at Stanford University and nearby Burlingame High. Team USA assistant coach Amy Bokker is the head coach for the Cardinal, while midfielder Lauren Schwarzmann is her assistant. Stanford and Cal also will participate in the round robin-style exhibition series.
Nick Doktor - Attack, Penn - Quarterbacking attackman scored 43 goals and 26 assists for Irondequoit (N.Y.) High. Missed several weeks in spring with separated shoulder, but recovered in time for Under Armour All-America Classic. Penn lost three of its top five scorers, including John Conneely on attack.
“John has had some success with Boston as a backup to (Chris) Eck and deserves the opportunity to play every weekend in this league.” Rattlers coach Tim Soudan said. “He’s a guy we think has a chance to come in and help us on face offs during the 2013 season.”
It is only appropriate that Tim Soudan will coach his first international lacrosse game at The Blue Cross Arena. For over a decade, Soudan starred for the hometown Rochester Knighthawks en route to team Hall of Fame honors.
Cindy Timchal, the Head Coach of the Maryland women’s lacrosse team from 1991 to 2006, hired Gary Gait in 1994. This was a bold decision, according to players, but she saw something in him; she knew that he would make an immediate and drastic impact on her program. That he did.
Eight outstanding lacrosse figures will be inducted into the Upstate NY Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 21 at Traditions At The Links in East Syracuse. Tickets - $45 per person - are available through Tom Hall, 315 Center Street, Fayetteville, NY 13022. Reservations deadline is October 21st. The inductees are: Rich Barnes, Jason Coffman, Gary Gait, Ron Hill, Charlie Lockwood, Jim Luchsinger, Doug Rowe and Jeff Tambroni.
Ithaca College men’s lacrosse coach Jeff Long thinks about Eamon McEneaney every day, not just on the somber occasion of September 11. Long’s car wears a No. 10 sticker, the jersey number McEneaney wore when he played lacrosse at Cornell University. It’s a daily remembrance, a daily celebration, a badge of loss that Long feels as powerfully today as he did that awful day 11 years ago.
A three-month old secret is now out. Though they have known since June, officials with the Haudenosaunee Nation only announced this past week that they will be hosting the 2015 men’s world indoor (box) lacrosse championships.
The Big Red women's lacrosse team held its annual banquet at The Moakley House on Sunday and announced its 2012 award recipients. All four captains from the 2012 squad came back to Ithaca to accept their team awards.
Ramona Walters joins the Ithaca College women's lacrosse coaching staff for the 2012-13 year. A four-year standout for Ithaca head coach Shannon McHale at St. John Fisher, Walters joins the Bombers with experience at both the collegiate and high school levels.
Head coach Shannon McHale has announced that the Ithaca College women's lacrosse alumni game will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at Higgins Stadium. All women's lacrosse alumni are encouraged to fill out the alumni questionnaire.
What began as "stickball," a Native American Indian contest played by tribal "warriors" for training, recreation and religious reasons, has developed over the years into the interscholastic, professional and international sport of "Lacrosse"
In a different way than expected, guiding the SUNY Cortland men’s lacrosse team to the 2006 NCAA Division III national championship as an interim head coach certainly changed Rich Barnes’ life. After that storybook season, he used a chunk of his coaching salary to purchase a Canon Digital Rebel camera and began tinkering with sports photography.
Denver couldn't have provided a better setting for a preview heavyweight match-up between the only two teams that win the world championship every four years. A 70-degree night created a near perfect evening to see the world's best slug it out for bragging rights ... until the 2014 FIL World Championship, which will be contested at the same location. The stands were almost packed with just over 4,500 lacrosse fans at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. They came to watch the likes of Paul Rabil, John Grant Jr, and other stars of the game.
Inside Lacrosse has learned that the Professional Lacrosse Players Association is in the process of filing a petition to the National Labor Relations Board to be officially recognized as the union for Major League Lacrosse players. The PLPA was founded in 1991 and is the official bargaining organization for the National Lacrosse League; MLL currently doesn't have a union.
There is only one week remaining to register for the event that gives a draft prospect the best possible way to get the attention of a National Lacrosse League team. The NLL Draft Player Combine takes place on Sunday, September 30 in Oakville, Ontario at the Toronto Rock Training & Practice Facility. The combine is open to all draft prospects & non-rostered free agents, and takes place the day prior to the 2012 NLL Draft on October 1 in Toronto.
Let’s continue on my reflections on my fall ball experience at Syracuse University (SU) in the early 1980s. I argue that a key to SU's lacrosse success over the years has been the coaching staff's ability to find diamonds in the rough in the most usual places.
While similar programs exist already in other states such as New York and Rhode Island, the CAYL Adaptive Lacrosse Program is the first of its kind in Massachusetts, providing girls and boys ages 8-14 who have physical, learning and cognitive disabilities with the opportunity to learn about and participate in the game of lacrosse.
Today is the eleventh anniversary of the day we all remember – September 11, 2001. This year the anniversary falls on the same day of the week as it did in 2001, a Tuesday. I was teaching Lord of the Flies to a class of seniors at Hannibal HS when Jack Tyrie, a fellow teacher and a fellow Long Island/Oswego State alum, poked his head into my classroom doorway and said, “A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center.” A few minutes later, he came back and told me about the second plane. Talk about making literature relevant – we had been talking about world war, evacuations, and the fate of thousands of children thrust into chaos when the adult world goes to war . . .
The Third Annual Bowhunter Cup will take place at The Blue Cross Arena, which is the home of the 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks. The team is owned by Curt Styres who has committed himself to growing the game of lacrosse beyond his home community of Six Nations on the Grand River Territory. He has established himself as a builder and a supporter of lacrosse throughout Canada and the United States.
Syracuse University women's lacrosse team assistant coach Katie Rowan and current Orange players Michelle Tumolo, Rebecca Block and former Orange player Liz Hogan (Colgate assistant coach), participated in a training session this past weekend with the U.S. national team at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. There are 38 players on the roster - including North Carolina's Laura Zimmerman of Westhill High in Syracuse and Florida goalie Mikey Meagher of Liverpool. The team will cut down to 18 for next summer's world championships.
Lacrosse fans can make the Rochester Knighthawks the top sports team in Rochester by voting for the 'Hawks in The Best of Rochester 2012 City Newspaper’s Readers Poll. The Knighthawks advanced to the Final 4 of the Readers Poll after receiving enough votes in primary polling.
The Cornell University men's lacrosse program concluded a fantastic alumni weekend with its annual awards banquet, held Sunday morning at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus. Friends and family gathered to meet the 2013 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 2012, a group of eight young men that won three Ivy League championships, and one Ivy League tournament championship, while playing in two NCAA Final Fours and one national championship game.
Tayler Bowman (Oswego) and Alyssa Saxon (Rush Heniretta) making the move to Baltimore. "Each year our coaching staff looks to bring in recruits that fit our model for success, as both lacrosse athletes and people,” said LaMonica. “I am proud to welcome our class of 2016 who I believe possess these characteristics, and I look forward to the positive impact they will make on our program’s continued journey toward greatness."
With fall ball underway in earnest for most teams, the NCAA men's lacrosse rules committee will gather via teleconference Monday afternoon to "revisit all of the proposed rules changes," committee chair Jon Hind told Lacrosse Magazine. Meanwhile, without knowing the rules under which teams will play the 2013 season, coaches across the country have asked themselves this question as they're conducting opening practices: Stick to the status quo and continue per usual, or anticipate changes and adjust the routine? Coaches of varying divisions and ranks have reached different conclusions.
Your high school football glory days could pay off at the office. In a new study at Washington University in St. Louis, researchers found that playing team sports was a greater predictor of success in a residency program for doctors-in-training than test scores or a good interview.
"It means a lot, especially being so fresh off Chris Sanderson's death," Merrill said, referring to Canada's three-time All-World goaltender who passed away from brain cancer in June. "I got a little bit emotional before the game thinking about him. It's the first time I've ever worn this jersey without being a teammate of his. He even coached me back for the U19 team. I miss him. We all miss him here. We wanted to play inspired lacrosse with him in mind tonight."
The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men's Lacrosse Classic on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2012 at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. The two-day event is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, family and sportsmanship within the game.
The Rochester Knighthawks will unveil the details of an international lacrosse game to be played at The Blue Cross Arena in the fall of 2012. The 2012 World Champion Knighthawks will make the announcement on Monday, September 10th at 3:00 p.m. at the arena. The press conference at the arena will feature Knighthawks President Lewis Staats, Knighthawks players Joe Walters and Cody Jamieson, Iroquois Nationals General Manager Gewas Schindler, and Knighthawks Hall of Famers Regy Thorpe and Tim Soudan.
Second-year Siena Men's Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has named his coaching staff for the upcoming season. Former Binghamton Interim Head Coach Kevin McKeown will serve as defensive coordinator, while Mark Cometti, who served as a volunteer assistant for the Saints during their 2011 MAAC Championship season, returns to head up the offense.
Junior Matthew Bak from Hobart transfers to Vermont, joining freshman Bryan Capone from Liverpool High School. As a senior Capone was named First Team All-CNY and first team all-league, as a captain of the Section III Champions.
Former RIT men's lacrosse standouts M.J. Kiekebelt and Jordan MacIntosh were selected to play for Team Canada when they face Team USA in the "Duel in Denver" on Saturday, September 8 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City Colorado. The game is in preparation for the 2014 World Championships that will be held in Denver, Colorado. Kiekebelt and MacIntosh are the only two members of Team Canada to have played at a Division III school.
The rosters have been set. The stage has been set. Now it's time to duel.
Team USA and Canada square off Saturday (9 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. local) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., in a prelude to the 2014 FIL World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse at the same venue. The "Duel in Denver" is rematch of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship gold-medal game, in which Team USA defeated Canada, 12-10, in Manchester, England, and serves as a launching point for the selection of the USA's 2014 team.
With MLL Champions crowned but the collegiate game waiting to start fall preprations, the international game gets a showcase in this lull of the season, as hopefuls for Team USA and Team Canada meet in Colorado for the Duel in Denver Saturday night.
USA vs Canada is always an incredible matchup for lacrosse fans, but an even better showdown is between their customed out equipment on ILGear. Here is a preview of the gear that will be worn tomorrow (Saturday, 9/8/12) for the Duel in Denver.
Syracuse University's office of athletic communication released profiles today of the school's 14-member freshman class of lacrosse players.The class was ranked ninth best by Inside Lacrosse. The thing that jumps out? No reps from the 315.
John Steven Goss, 58, of Jamesville, passed away Sunday night in the comfort of his home . . . He was a very active and committed officer and coach for JDYAA. John especially loved lacrosse and invested his time to help the youth at JD learn to love the sport as well.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse program announced its incoming class for the 2012-13 academic year, as released by head coach Tony Zostant. The Bearcats will welcome nine freshmen and one transfer to the team for fall practice which begins this week.
Syracuse's 2012-13 men's lacrosse incoming class has been ranked No. 9 in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. The top 20 men's classes for the upcoming season are featured in Inside Lacrosse's annual recruiting issue available now.
Do you still have unachieved goals, and feel your resume isn't complete?
Yes. I want a national championship, probably more than anybody in the world. That's about it. On an individual basis, I feel I've proven myself.
Tully High School is seeking a Head Varsity Girl’s Lacrosse Coach. Former college playing experience as well as former high school coaching experience is preferred. The applicant should be committed to the long-term continued development of the program.
The CNY Arrows club lacrosse team is currently taking applications for the Fall.
Led by Cortland head coach Steve Beville, the Arrows will have both a JV and varsity team. The fall season will concentrate on player development. Shooting, dodging, stick work, defense principles, full field drills and scrimmaging.
Lehigh head coach Jill Redfern announced the addition of Shannon McHugh to the team’s coaching staff on Thursday. McHugh wrapped up a sensational four-year career at Cornell last spring where she earned 2012 All-Ivy League honors. The four-year starting midfielder will join Redfern and associate head coach Kelley Necioglu on the Mountain Hawks’ sidelines.
“Derek is one of the finest players and leaders I have ever coached in my 40 years as a college coach,” Wehrum said. “He played on a state championship team at Wellesley High School (MA), he was a two-time captain at Union, a captain of the USILA North-South Team in 2011, an All-American and a Scholar All-American. Great teams seem to follow Derek around, and I'm confident that will continue in his role as an assistant coach at Union.”
The Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation was established in honor of nineteen year old Edward Taylor Coombs. Edward was an academically gifted and athletically talented young man with an easy smile and huge heart.
Before Penn State: Earned All-Region honors and MVP honors senior year, leading Niskayuna to a 20-2 record, scoring 63 goals and 52 assists ... A prolific scorer, totaled 123 goals and 93 assists in four seasons ... Helped lead Niskayuna to state semifinals in 2010 and 2012, while helping with a state finals appearance in 2009 ... Earned regional and sectional championships in 2009, 2010 and 2012 ... Named to the Upstate New York Under Armour Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Played club lacrosse for the Albany Power for six seasons.
Rochester Knighthawks transition man Travis Hill will be back to help the team defend their 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship after agreeing to a new one-year deal. “It feels great to be back to defend the Cup,” said Hill, who won his first Champion’s Cup in May.
Harrison has earned an invite to try out for Team USA in preparation for the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. He, and the rest of Team USA, will battle Canada at 9 p.m. ET Saturday in the "Duel in Denver," at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Comprised of the likes of Doug Appleton (Brown), Cort and Blake Kim (SUNY Albany), Mike Vorgan (head coach at Niskayuna and director of the Albany Power program), this team went undefeated heading into the playoffs and then defeated Brown State 13-9 to take the division title.
Jack Emmer, the director of the Men’s Lacrosse of the FIL, made the announcement official at a news conference this morning in Syracuse. The event will bring more than 300 athletes and 15,000 fans from about 10 countries to Central New York and Western New York. (Video 0:36)
"The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is excited to announce that the Haudenosaunee Nation has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2015 WILC," said FIL President Stan Cockerton. "We are extremely confident that the hosting committee under the leadership of Neal Powless, Assistant Director of the Native Student Program at Syracuse University, and Gewas Schindler, General Manager of the Iroquois Nationals, will run an event that the FIL and the international lacrosse community will be proud."
It initially happened against Binghamton, the first game of the season, Feb. 28. I couldn't walk the next morning. Practice for the next few days was extremely painful. I probably should have sat out. I had just gotten off an elbow injury where I was out for two weeks, and I missed the Hopkins scrimmage. Any injury I've ever had fixed itself, and I didn't know any different.
Photo Gallery: Pannell's Career in Images
US Lacrosse today announced the additions of attackers Danielle Spencer (Northwestern ’10) and Caroline Tarzian (Georgetown ‘15) to the 2012-14 U.S. women’s national senior team. The moves bring the training team roster to 38 players who will compete for 18 spots on the 2013 U.S. women’s national team that will defend its 2009 gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, announced today that the league will implement limited instant replay for the upcoming 2013 MLL season. Players expressed interest in creating an instant replay system and the idea was approved by the MLL Board of Managers this summer. The scope was finalized by the MLL Coaches and GM’s and the league is on course to start the 2013 season using limited instant replay. Below is an overview of the instant replay guidelines.
Stringers Spotlight returns with a look at the Maverik Base, the goalie that brought together two of the best goalies in the game — Kip Turner and Drew Adams — to produce a cutting-edge head for netminders.
How do you measure Rob Pannell?
At the risk of sounding cheesy — yes, I'm stealing a line from the Broadway musical 'Rent' — not in goals, in assists, in ground balls, in games won in height or in weight. Certainly not in any quantifiable figure, though 252 career points in 54 games isn't too shabby. (Matt Danowski's NCAA Division I record is 101 points away.)
Who is Rob Pannell the person, behind Rob Pannell the player? In search of the answer to that question and more, Lacrosse Magazine's Matt Forman spent two days with Pannell at his home on Long Island in Smithtown, N.Y., in late July as he awaited a decision from the Ivy League on his fifth year of eligibility. What quickly became apparent is that Pannell needed his own platform, to tell his own story. To tell us everything in uncensored, stream-of-consciousness reflections.
Syracuse head coach Gary Gait has announced that Katie Rowan, the most decorated player in the program's history, will join his staff as an assistant coach this season. Rowan is the Orange's career leader in points and assists.
"BURN ‘EM LACROSSE is a select lacrosse club that will offer teams at U9, U11, U13 and U15. By competing in top tournaments our players are going to be challenged by some of the best to see where we stack up. Our goal is not only to teach lacrosse, but also to teach our players to be student athletes, models of integrity, and good leaders off the field.
After speaking with Colgate coach Mike Murphy last week about Tewaaraton Trophy winner Peter Baum of the Raiders and the arrival of Loyola to the Patriot League in another year, he was asked about the team's fall plans and local recruiting.
While The College at Brockport spring sports season is months away, teams are still active on their respective fields. The softball, baseball and men's and women's lacrosse teams have announced their alumni games, all set for the weekend of Sept. 15-16, Homecoming Weekend.
US Lacrosse on Tuesday announced that ESPN3 will broadcast the Sept. 8 “Duel in Denver” exhibition between the U.S. men’s national team and Team Canada. The broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) and features the top two lacrosse teams in the world. Fans also can follow the Twitter hashtag #USAvCAN for news and live updates from the event.
Many familiar events — such as the Colleluori Classic, Play for Parkinson's, and Prince Memorial — dot the fall ball schedule again this year. Kicking off the action is the Duel in Denver on September 8. It features Team USA vs. Team Canada, and the game will be webcast live on ESPN3.com at 9:00 EDT.
Former Salisbury middie and DIII Player of the Year Sam Bradman (Canton)picked up a gig with STX this summer and is playing on the LXM Pro Tour with this beautifully dyed STX Stallion head, done up by Matt Hickman, another former Gull. Also, check out Bradman's custom STX Alliance handle. (Video 0:45)
The Rochester Knighthawks will begin their title defense on the road to open the 2013 National Lacrosse League season. The World Champions will open their 19th season against the Washington Stealth at 10:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, January 5th.
The National Lacrosse League has announced details relating to the NLL Draft Player Combine, taking place on September 30 in Oakville, Ontario at the Toronto Rock Training & Practice Facility. The combine is open to all draft prospects & non-roster free agents, and takes place prior to the 2012 NLL Draft on October 1 in Toronto.
It's just what it's called: a duel in Denver. Team USA and Canada square off Saturday (9 p.m. ET) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., in a prelude to the 2014 FIL World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse right back at the same venue. The "Duel in Denver" will serve as a lauching point for the selection of the USA's 2014 team.
The St. Regis Braves have repeated as Presidents Cup champs after they beat the St. Catharines Saints 13-9 this afternoon in the gold medal game in Spruce Grove. Today’s win gave the Braves a perfect record for the 2012 tournament.
St. Regis Roster
Started talking about my experience as a cocky Junior College recruit showing up at Syracuse University (SU) in the fall of 1983. I was coming off summer surgery on both knees for tendinitis and trying to get back in playing shape. Once I got cleared to play my head remembered the post surgery pain and said, “nothing doing!” I quickly became a Division I coaches worst nightmare . . .
Roadtrip One: “Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run”
That’s right – I was one of about 19,000 attendees at last week’s Bruce Springsteen concert at Vernon Downs. It was my sixth Bruce show in about 36 years, dating back to a 1976 show I saw when I was in high school. I never felt cheated at any one of his concerts, but I never felt awed by a concert like I was on Wednesday night. No warm-up act (ever), no intermission or break – just three hours and 40 minutes of non-stop Bruce Springsteen!
Webster Schroeder High School rising senior Kenny Nelson recently announced his commitment to play lacrosse at Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA). The attackman, was the team leader in goals and points with 29g-5a last year.
The Onondaga Redhawks got their first win of the Canadian Lacrosse Association's President's Cup championship on Friday in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. The Redhawks defeated the Rocky Mountain Knights 10-8, despite being outshot 60-38.
What do you get when you combine size with skills and an aggressive style of play? A defenseman who became a target recruit for several Division I programs. Meet Kyle Nawrocki. The rising junior from Hauppauge High School decided last week that his college career will be spent at Binghamton University.
Brooks and Abbott were teammates at Syracuse for three seasons. The pair helped the Orange win the 2008 NCAA title. Abbott also won a national championship with the Orange in 2009. Both players have also been selected to represent Team USA when they take on Canada in the upcoming "Duel in Denver" exhibition, which takes place Sept. 8, 2012 in Commerce City, Colo.
Major League Lacrosse recently completed its 12th season, an amazing achievement in itself. The league continues to survive, thanks mainly to the quality of play on the field. The pro lacrosse athletes push the boundaries of the game, extending what we thought possible. How can the league, its franchises and athletes broaden the fan base?
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) has unveiled its 23-man roster for the "Duel in Denver," an international exhibition game against the US Men’s National Team scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado at 7 p.m.
Fall ball in lacrosse parlance is the time in which college players compete for starting position in the spring regular season. In the fall of 1983 I was over confident that I would start as I stepped on the campus of Syracuse University (SU). I was a two time junior college All American and had the playing experience of a big fish in a small pond. I was out of playing shape and over my head.