By Dennis Deninger, Syrcuse University - Narrated by Mike Tirico
The film explores the tratitional roots of the game (Haudenosaunee), what the early settlers witnessed and the changes they made, to the rapid growth today and its effect on Syracuse University and the world today.
Marisa Romeo was sidelined with an injury three minutes into the game. Taylor Poplawski was face-guarded and double-teamed. The two Christian Brothers Academy stars finished with a combined two goals and two assists. Yet the Brothers got substantial contributions from the rest of their team, including a number of freshmen and an eighth grader, to defeat Baldwinsville 13-8 on Monday in a girls high school lacrosse game.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team has a mental obstacle to overcome in the Big East semifinals Thursday. For the second time in five days, the Orange will play a Notre Dame team it just beat by six goals.
Gary Gait would not be the head coach of the Syracuse women's lacrosse team if not for his daughter Taylor. Shortly after Taylor was born, Maryland offered him an assistant coaching job with their women's team. He jumped at the opportunity.
Thirteen years later when Daryl Gross offered him the head coaching position at Syracuse, Taylor again swung Gait's decision. He asked her if she would play for him at SU if he took the job. Taylor, going into eighth grade, said it was a no-brainer.
The Knighthawks have advanced to the second round for the 14th time in their 19 seasons in the National Lacrosse League. They are 7-6 in the divisional final round, and are hosting only their fourth divisional final in franchise history. The Knighthawks have a 9-2 all-time record in postseason games at The Blue Cross Arena.
St. Joe's lacrosse recorded a tremendous victory today. But there is a tremendous amount of controversy about the finish. St. Joe's beat longtime Monsignor Martin power Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 13-12, in two overtime Monday afternoon at St. Joe's. The loss ended 49-game win streak for Timon in Monsignor Martin regular season games. The Tigers' last loss was to St. Francis on May 19, 2007.
Marcellus, ranked No. 3 in the state in the latest New York State Sports Writers Association poll, erupted for 18 goals in the second half as the Mustangs crushed LaFayette 27-5 in a Class C high school girls lacrosse game on Monday.
The Webster Thomas boys lacrosse team plans to honor the memory of Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka of the West Webster Fire Department prior to Tuesday night’s game against Pittsford at Webster Thomas.
Penn Yan Boys Lacrosse won all three games they played week. The Mustangs defeated McQuaid Jesuit on the road 15-2. Mustang senior Ryan Maciejewski scored three times and added seven assists, while junior Bradley Voigt scored four with three assists.
It will come as no surprise to anyone who watched the Cornell men's lacrosse team's 17-11 victory over Princeton at the Big City Classic that Big Red senior Rob Pannell has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, earning the honor for the fourth time this season. The award marks the 11th time in Pannell's career that he has been named the conference's player of the week.
Across the sports landscape, it’s nothing new to say that athletes strive to be at the top of their game; to be the best of the best; to be named No. 1. But what happens when all of that is achieved? How do you become better than being the best?
For the second time this year Cory Banwaree (Port Jefferson Station, NY/Comsewogue) of The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Goalie of the Week. Banwaree boosted the Golden Eagles into the SUNYAC Tournament with a pair of wins last week.
Freshman Remle Harr (Farmington, NY/Fairport) of The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Goalie of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles clinch the No. 4 seed in the upcoming conference tournament with an upset win.
William Smith College first-year Hannah Connolly was tabbed the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. It's the second time she has received the award. Sophomore Katie Sipple garnered a spot on the league's weekly honor roll.
A dominating 14-point performance by junior attack Miles Thompson earned him the final America East Conference Player of the Week, on Monday, April 29. This is the second time this season and his career garnering the conference accolade.
Syracuse senior Brian Megill was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, and sophomore Kevin Rice made his third league honor roll appearance on Monday, April 29.
For the second time this season Syracuse has swept the BIG EAST women's lacrosse weekly awards. Senior Becca Block is the Defensive Player of the Week and freshman Kayla Treanor is the Offensive Player of the Week following their performances in two victories last week.
Le Moyne College senior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
The third-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team will host the sixth-seeded Saint Anselm Hawks on Tuesday, April 30th in the first round of the 2013 Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Ranked fourth in the latest USILA Division II poll, the Dolphins enter the postseason with a 12-2 overall record, 9-2 in conference. Saint Anselm posted a 5-9 overall record, 5-6 in the NE-10. Face-off at Ted Grant Field is set for 1:00 p.m.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse senior Jess Antelmi and redshirt-freshman Rachel Bowles recorded outstanding performances in a 21-9 victory over Vermont to garner America East Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, voted on by the conference office on Monday, April 29.
Coach Mike Riese and his 2013 squad are on a 5-game win streak after impressive wins last week against CBA and #2-ranked and previously unbeaten Cazenovia to go 6-3 and lock up program wins #698 and #699. They will be looking to improve their record to 7-3 and bring in overall win #700 at home on Tuesday April 30 against MPH. Game time is 4pm.
While it will be Denver, Loyola, Ohio State and Fairfield on Boswell Field come May 2 in the semifinals of the ECAC Lacrosse League Tournament, the Hobart Statesmen will be a key participant as well with the team's Lax4Lunches initiative. In appreciation for the HWS community's support throughout the year, Hobart Athletics is extending free admission (with a valid HWS ID) for the three ECAC tournament games to all members of the HWS community, students, staff and faculty.
I want to talk about coaching behavior a bit this week. In the past few weeks we’ve seen the much-publicized antics – and subsequent firing – of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, but the lacrosse community has also seen the dismissals or resignations of coaches at both the high school and college level. I won’t mention their names, but I coached one of them in college and I worked a lot of camps with the other. I’ll say right up front that I don’t know the details of either situation, but I’m wondering if Rice’s firing didn’t grease the wheels for their subsequent actions.
Kevin Rice can be SU's quarterback when needed: Syracuse's offense runs through senior midfielder JoJo Marasco for the most part, but Rice showed that the Orange has another playmaking option from behind the cage.
OCC can tie the record for the longest winning streak in college lacrosse history with a win in the semifinals. Division III Salisbury currently holds the record with 69-straight wins from 2003 to 2006.
No. 5/5 Syracuse defeated No. 8/7 Georgetown, 13-7, on Sunday, April 28 to claim the BIG EAST regular-season title for the second consecutive season. The Orange went undefeated in conference play for the second straight year and third time in the program's history.
Syracuse will be the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Tournament, which begins Thursday, May 2 at Georgetown. The Orange will take on No. 4 seed Connecticut in the first semifinal to be played at 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS Sports.
An up-and-down first half of the season that saw a big win (over Liverpool) and some tough defeats (two of them to Fayetteville-Manlius) left the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team longing for some calmer waters.
A seemingly harmless lacrosse tradition comes to an end this week following a ruling by Section 1 administrative officials that restricts the use of eye black. We’re still waiting to find out whether it’s permissible to make a scary face.
For the second time in three seasons, goalie Matt Vinc was voted the Rochester Knighthawks’ Most Valuable Player. Vinc was honored, along with four of his teammates Saturday night, for their performances during the 2013 National Lacrosse League season.
A masterful offensive 14-point performance by junior attackman Miles Thompson (LaFayette) upended Stony Brook, 21-12, on Saturday, April 27 at LaValle Stadium. Miles’ 14 points shatters his brother Lyle’s 11-point game previously set against UMBC earlier this season and ties for the third highest point total in NCAA history (Air Force’s Bill Woolford – 16, John DiMento – 15).
The No. 3 RIT (14-2, 6-0 Liberty League) men's lacrosse team held on to beat No. 16 St. Lawrence University (10-4, 5-1 Liberty League), 9-8 in the regular season finale on a sun-drenched Tiger Stadium Saturday afternoon. With the win, RIT wins the Liberty League regular season title for the second straight year.
The Clarkson University Lacrosse team celebrated “Senior Day” in style on Saturday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field with a convincing 16-7 victory over Liberty League foe Vassar College in the final game of the regular season.
Despite another productive offensive outing the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team came up just short in its bid for a fourth straight victory, falling 17-16 in Liberty League play at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon.
The #22 Geneseo women's lacrosse team (11-4, 5-3 SUNYAC) ran its winning streak to six games Saturday, closing its regular season with a 21-3 win over New Paltz. The Knights will be the third seed in next week's State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship Tournament and will open competition against second-seeded Fredonia Friday at 3 p.m. The tournament will be hosted by top-seeded Cortland.
The Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team gained a measure of revenge Saturday afternoon. Following back-to-back losses to Geneseo to close out the 2012 season, the Cardinals turned the tables with a 14-5 victory in SUNY Athletic Conference play at the Field House Lacrosse Complex.
Drawing up a strategy to contain one attackman headed to a top Division I men's lacrosse program is no simple task for an opposing team. But preparing for three of them? "It's borderline impossible," Guilderland coach Sean McConaghy said.
There are two undefeated boys lacrosse teams left in the Suburban Council. Come Tuesday, there will be only one. Shaker (6-0 league, 9-0 overall) maintained its perfect record by beating Bethlehem 9-2 Friday to set up Tuesday's showdown against the other undefeated team, Niskayuna (7-0, 9-0).
In most seasons, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team would get at least two chances to take down West Genesee. Yet the 2013 slate offered just one regular-season meeting between the long-time rivals, and they had it Friday night in Camillus, where the Bees nearly got shut out in the first half and still made it interesting before falling to the Wildcats 8-4.
The statistic of ground balls in lacrosse is sometimes overshadowed by gaudy scoring numbers of goals and assists. This certainly wasn’t the case on Saturday as Homer’s boys lacrosse team won the battle of possession decisively in posting a 7-5 triumph over Carthage in a nonconference meeting at Comet Field in the annual Team 24 ‘Never Stop Fighting’ game.
Bri Arthur totaled nine points, including seven assists, and Ashley Flick and Morgan Exford each netted four goals as the Watertown girls lacrosse team defeated Massena, 13-8, in a nonleague game on Saturday.
Skaneateles High School girls lacrosse coach Bridget Marquardt promised a defensive crash course after an unsatisfying performance against Tully this week. The Lakers showed they're good listeners on Friday when they defeated LaFayette 11-4 in a Class C showdown of state ranked and one-loss teams.
Veteran midfielder Kyle Dixon piled up seven points and tied a Major League Lacrosse record with three 2-point goals as the Chesapeake Bayhawks opened the 2013 season by beating the Rochester Rattlers 17-14 in a wild shootout in front of 3,940 fans at Historic Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla.
After having just four goals in five career games against Princeton, Big Red senior Rob Pannell finished the game with five goals and four assists as Cornell routed the Tigers, 17-11, in the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, N.J. It is just the second time in the series that both teams have reached double-figures but the result was never really in doubt as the Big Red jumped out to an 8-1 lead midway through the second quarter and withstood a third quarter barage by the Tigers to cap the 17th undefeated Ivy League season in program history.
With a 10-4 upset against #1 Notre Dame in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic, the #7 Syracuse men's lacrosse team clinches a share of the regular season BIG EAST Title for the third time in four years. With the victory, the Orange will be the second seed in the 2013 BIG EAST Tournament and will rematch Notre Dame, the three-seed, on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. The tournament is hosted by Villanova.
Senior attacker Brenna Bauer (Brighton) recorded five points to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 18-6 win over Franklin Pierce University on Saturday morning in the Northeast-10 Conference regular-season finale at Ted Grant Field.
Senior Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) scored four goals and freshman Erica Geremia (West Genesee) added three goals as nationally fourth-ranked Cortland clinched the SUNYAC regular-season title with a 16-9 win over 14th-ranked Fredonia.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team completed its second consecutive unbeaten regular season with a 10-5 victory versus Potsdam Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 15-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference and will host Potsdam in a conference semifinal game on Wednesday. The Bears fell to 6-7 and 2-4 with the loss.
Senior goalkeeper Jeff White (Canisius HS) made 10 saves to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 15-4 win over ninth-ranked Saint Michael's College on Saturday afternoon in the Northeast-10 Conference regular season finale at Ted Grant Field.
An offensive slugfest broke out on Senior Day, and the Big Red got gigantic efforts from members of each class to claim a 18-17 victory against Boston University at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday afternoon. “It's been a while since I coached a game like this,” Cornell coach Jenny Graap said. “It was super exciting. … Can't get much more exciting than this.”
In their final home contest of their Great Dane careers, seniors Jess Antelmi and Rachael Burek combined for 12 points on 10 goals and two assists in the victory over Vermont, 21-9, on Saturday, April 27 at John Fallon Field. UAlbany finishes 5-1 in America East Conference play and will face the No. 3 seeded New Hampshire on Friday, May 3 at LaValle Stadium at 7 p.m.
The William Smith College lacrosse team won their third straight game to finish out the regular season, topping Skidmore 13-8 in a Liberty League contest played today on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. Senior Kathleen Ragan led the Herons with four points on three goals and an assist.
Junior attackman Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) became the 10th Hobart College lacrosse player to record 100 career points at the Division I level with a goal and two assists, but the Air Force Academy topped the Statesmen 16-12 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hobart ends the season with a 6-8 record, 2-5 in the ECAC. The Falcons finish the year 7-7 with a 2-5 league mark.
Sophomore Clifton Jackson (Snyder, NY/Amherst) scored with just less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter to break a 9-9 tie and The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team went on to an 11-9 victory over Oneonta Saturday afternoon in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game on Bob Boozer Field at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium in Brockport. The victory in the final regular-season game locked up the No. 3 seed for the Golden Eagles in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament.
The SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse task was simple today. Defeat Oswego on the road and you qualify for the SUNYAC tournament. The Red Dragons did just that, as they pulled away in the second half en route to a 20-13 victory over the Lakers. Oneonta (9-8/4-4 SUNYAC) will now travel to Brockport on Tuesday to play in the 4/5 game of the conference tournament beginning at 3pm. The loss by Oswego (7-8/4-4 SUNYAC) eliminated them from the playoffs based on head-to-head with Oneonta.
Siena Lacrosse erupted for eight goals in the first quarter and cruised to a 16-10 win over VMI on Senior Day and Alumni Appreciation Day. Red-shirt sophomore Richie Hurley had a career day, scoring seven goals and finishing with eight points.
Senior attack Nolan Connors had five goals and junior attack Rob Santangelo had three goals and three assists to lead men's lacrosse (8-6, 3-3 Liberty League) to a 15-8 win over Skidmore (4-11, 2-4 Liberty League) on Senior Day at Frank Bailey Field. With the win, Union clinched the No. 4 seed in the Liberty League Tournament and will take on No. 1 seed RIT next Friday in the semifinals at a time to be announced.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team fell 17-6 to No. 10 Stony Brook in its season finale, Saturday afternoon from LaValle Stadium. The Bearcats (2-12, 1-5 AE) were outshot 42-19 by the Seawolves (14-2, 6-0 AE), who will host the America East tournament next weekend after an undefeated conference campaign.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team dropped its final game of the season, 18-4, against host Stevens Institute of Technology in Empire 8 Conference action. The loss spoiled Utica's chances of making it to the E8 Tournament for the first time since 2007.
A slow start doomed the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon as it had its season come to an end in a 13-7 loss at Detroit. With the win, the Titans earn the final bid to the 2013 MAAC Tournament, while the Griffs finish the campaign with a 3-10 record and a 2-4 mark in conference play.
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks kept their repeat hopes alive by advancing to the second round of the 2013 NLL playoffs with a 10-8 home win over the Philadelphia Wings, extending their 12-year postseason win drought, in the East Division Semifinal at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night.
Rookie midfielder Alex Daly went 20-of-24 on face-offs and classmate Will Mazzone recorded his first career hat trick, but 20 turnovers and three Bucknell man-up goals plagued No. 3 Army as it fell to second-seeded Bison in the Patriot League Tournament's first semifinal match-up on Friday afternoon at top-seeded Lehigh's Ulrich Sports Complex.
Colgate's 2013 season neared its conclusion here Friday night when the Raiders were eliminated from the Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Tournament 15-7 by Lehigh. All that's left is a final regular season game next Saturday at No. 2-ranked Maryland.
A flash of pink spread dashed across the lacrosse field at Holland Stadium in Auburn on Friday night, as the Auburn High School lacrosse team honored Cheryl Schoonmaker, who has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. (2 videos)
LaFayette High School continued its rampage by scoring its second major victory of the week. OLn Friday, the Lancers knocked off previously unbeaten and Class C No. 2 state ranked Cazenovia 12-11 in a boys lacrosse game. That follows its 16-14 victory over Christian Brothers Academy on Tuesday.
By the numbers, Shenendehowa girls lacrosse did not avenge their early-season 17-8 loss to Shaker Friday afternoon. However, it was clear that the Plainsmen had come a long way since their first meeting with the Bison.
Sophomore attack Emily McGrail had four goals, freshman Maggie Comiskey had a goal and three assists and senior midfielder Heather Fraser had two goals and two assists to lead women's lacrosse (7-6, 5-3 Liberty League) to 16-5 win over Skidmore (3-12, 2-6 Liberty League) at Frank Bailey Field.
The William Smith College lacrosse team upset No. 16 Rensselaer 12-10 in a Liberty League contest played on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation this afternoon. The Herons improved to 9-6 overall and 6-2 in the Liberty League, and handed the Engineers (11-3, 7-1) their first conference loss.
No. 5/5 Syracuse scored on its first nine shots and went on to defeat No. 12/17 Loyola, 19-9, on Friday, Apr. 26 in Baltimore, Md. The Orange has now won eight in a row and extended its BIG EAST regular-season winning streak to 19, dating back to the 2011 season.
Freshmen attackers Claire and Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville) each scored three goals to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 12-9 win over seventh-ranked West Chester University on Friday afternoon in non-conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The stakes are high for the Big Red, which will be looking to cap its 17th undefeated Ivy League regular season in program history. Cornell has clinched the Ivy League regular-season title outright, but its 16 seniors have their sights set on another goal after a disappointing end to the 2012 season that included a 14-9 loss to Princeton.
No. 9 Syracuse (10-3, 4-1 BIG EAST) wraps up the 2013 regular season against No. 2 Notre Dame (10-2, 4-1 BIG EAST) in the second game of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on Saturday, April 27 at MetLife Stadium. The BIG EAST regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament are on line. Syracuse, Notre Dame and Villanova are all tied atop the conference standings with 4-1 league records.
The final games of the 2013 men's lacrosse season in America East will be played on Saturday and much remains at stake for five of the conference's six teams. While Albany has locked up the league's regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for the league championship, Binghamton, Hartford, UMBC, Stony Brook and Vermont and are all trying to keep to their seasons alive this weekend. The Catamounts host the Hawks, while the Bearcats visit the Retrievers and the Seawolves entertain the Great Danes.
The reigning MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks will visit the Rochester Rattlers at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla., in both teams’ season openers on Saturday, April 27. Chesapeake is universally regarded as the league’s best team but Rochester has very little, if anything at all, to lose going up against the Bayhawks so early in the season.
The newest helmet from Cascade — the R — is soon to be released, and we'll be rolling it out from ILGear.com. We're featuring a series of sneak peeks at the custom MLL versions of the a helmet that is already creating a ton of buzz via social media and in lacrosse circles everywhere.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier outdoor lacrosse league, begins its thirteenth season on Saturday, April 27. Three matchups are on hand this weekend, including the first ever visit to the Tampa Bay Area as the Rochester Rattlers host the 2012 Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks at historic Al Lang Stadium Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
For the second straight season, the Rochester Knighthawks earned the second seed in the East Division, and for the second straight season, they will open the postseason hosting the Philadelphia Wings in the divisional semifinal round.
It’s easy to look at the scores this year for the Mount Mercy Academy lacrosse team and say it’s going to be another long season. But, if you have been able to attend some games, you will notice the Magic have been a lot more competitive then in years past.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2013 Tewaaraton Award men's and women's nominees, presented by Panama Jack. Twenty-five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award 10 finalists (5 women, 5 men) will be selected and honored May 30, 2013, at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
The 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship will open with a bang, featuring a rematch of the 2010 championship game between Canada and the United States. Canada and the U.S. will meet on July 10, 2014 following the opening ceremonies to kick off the 2014 FIL World Championship, which is being run by US Lacrosse, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. Canada and the U.S. are both competing in the Blue Division, which features the top six teams from the 2010 FIL World Championship. The U.S. defeated Canada 12-10 in Manchester, England to win the 2010 world title, and they will be joined by Australia, England, Germany and Japan in the Blue Division.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will close out the 2013 regular season at Air Force on Saturday, April 27. Faceoff at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium is scheduled for noon (2 p.m. ET). The Statesmen hold a 3-1 series lead over the Falcons, but their lone loss was at Air Force in 2011 by a 9-6 count. Both teams have been eliminated from the ECAC Lacrosse league hunt, but Hobart (6-7, 2-4) is looking to even its record to match its best record since 2009 and to move into a tie for fifth place in the league standings.
Canandaigua girls lacrosse goalie Rebecca VanLaeken turned in a huge performance in a Thursday night match-up with rival Victor. The junior netminder stopped 12 of the 14 shots she faced in a 9-2 Braves win.VanLaeken didn’t let anything get by her in the second half.
A dozen games were played today. Three games were won by one goal, but most games were mismatches again today. In a "Storm game", Greece Ath/Ody (Thunder)beat Greece Arc/Oly (Lightning) 7-6. Wayne defeated Waterloo 6-5 and Aquinas beat McQuaid Jesuit 10-9. Other winners today were Spencerport, Geneva, Penn Yan, Newark, Irondequoit, Churchville-Chili, Pal-Mac, Pittsford, Penfield, Mynderse and Thomas.
Callan LeMay scored five goals Thursday to lead South Glens Falls to a 16-8 non-league boys lacrosse victory over Cambridge. Pat Kimmell added four more goals, and a total of seven Bulldogs contributed goals. For Cambridge, Chris Warnke and Bryant Gibbons each scored three goals.
Senior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) recorded three goals and one assist to become the second player in program history to surpass 300 career points as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Nazareth, 17-4, Thursday afternoon in non-conference action. Di Fato now has 303 career points on 223 goals and 80 assists and joins Lindsay Abbott (256-185-441) on the short list.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team has plenty on the line in the Big City Classic on Saturday. The matchup with No. 1 Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., has major Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament implications.
After three consecutive losses, the Binghamton men’s lacrosse team aims to get back in the win column in its final game of the regular season. The Bearcats (5-8, 1-3 America East) are set to take on conference rival UMBC this Saturday with a bid to the America East tournament on the line.
You'll see a stream of awesome equipment coming out of Brine and Warrior's doors as the companies start dropping its custom MLL team gear on us as we approach the regular season. Here's a look at the custom Brine King IV gloves and King series arm protection for the Rochester Rattlers.
The field for the 2013 Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Tournament presented by Rockin' Refuel converges on Bethlehem, Pa., as defending champion Lehigh will host the festivities for the first time. The Mountain Hawks, who are riding a five-game win streak, are the field's hottest team entering the weekend. They'll play in the second semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m. against No. 4 seed Colgate in a rematch of last year's championship game. Lehigh outlasted Colgate in that contest 16-14 to cap off a tournament dominated by offense.
Three-time defending national champion Onondaga Community College will be the top seed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III men’s lacrosse tournament this weekend at Herkimer County Community College.
Katie Ferris (Carthage) lead the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse awards after being named Offensive Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season, as announced on Thursday. This is the forth-straight time that a UMass player has been recognized as the player of the year. A total of eight Minutewomen were added to All-Conference teams, with Angela McMahon receiving her third-consecutive Coach of the Year honor.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (11-4, 5-1 Empire 8) ranks 10th in week two of the NCAA North Region rankings for the 2013 season, a three-spot improvement from the week one rankings. The NCAA regional rankings, which were released Wednesday, are based on the same criteria used to select and seed teams for the NCAA playoffs.
The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team used an 11 goal first half to hand Route 20 rival Cazenovia College a 14-6 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) defeat Wednesday under the lights on Drake Field in Morrisville.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor lacrosse league, announced today the regional television schedule for the 2013 season. A total of 19 games will be broadcast regionally throughout the country on several networks including Altitude Sports, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast Sportsnet New England, Cox Sports Television, MSG+, SportsTime Ohio, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannels.
No. 5/5 Syracuse goes on the road this weekend for its final regular-season games. The Orange plays at No. 12/17 Loyola on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. before facing No. 8/7 Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m.
THE MATCHUP — In its final regular season game of the season, the No. 6 Big Red men's lacrosse team is seeking the 17th undefeated Ivy League season in program history as it takes on No. 12 Princeton at one of Inside Lacrosse's premiere events, the Bi g City Classic, held at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J. The teams will faceoff in front of a nationwide audience on ESPNU on Saturday, April 27 at 4.p.m.
The Cornell Department of Athletics & Physical Education is pleased to announce its partnership with artist Jim Fenzel, as he releases a series of prints depicting the legendary players who have made the Big Red men's lacrosse program one of the most storied in collegiate lacrosse. Red/White Scrimmage is the first in the series and is available now at the artist's website: www.JimFenzel.com.
Amanda Stevens struck for the winning goal with 24 seconds remaining in the second three-minute overtime, sending Chenango Forks to a 12-11 victory over host Seton Catholic Central in a Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse Wednesday.
It’s impressive alone for a Section VI team to compete right with a Rochester-area lacrosse power like Canandaigua; it’s even more remarkable to trail on four different occasions yet resiliently find a way to win.
It’s a small team but a close one. Clearly that can be seen not only in results but actions. In the final minute of an 18-12 win over Eden on Monday (April 21), Lake Shore senior captain Mackenzie Ciciera collided with fellow captain, junior Alie Jimerson. With Ciciera slow to get up, eighth grader Shayla Scanlan, who in no way resembles a middle school student in stature or ability, came right to her aid.
The No. 6 state ranked Lakers got four goals and two assists from Emma Ford and four goals and an assist from Molly Wood. Casey Van Slyke and Hannah Powers each scored hat-tricks. Goalie Malorie Olin recorded 12 saves.
Molly McGuane, Grace Nolan and Ally Burrows each scored a hat-trick as Marcellus broke away from a tight game at halftime to hand Onondaga a 13-8 loss in a Class C girls high school lacrosse game on Wednesday.
The nationally ranked No. 20 Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team rallied on three occasions before taking control of the game late in the first half en route to a 15-9 win against Potsdam in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest Wednesday night at the Field House Turf Complex.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team set a new school-record for wins in a single season after a convincing 11-4 victory over host Keuka College on Wednesday night. Twin sisters Patricia Kane (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville) and Megan Kane (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville) each tallied a game-high four goals to pace the Pioneers to their school-record ninth victory of the season. UC (9-5), which opened the season winning six of its first seven games, remains on the road Saturday when it heads to Empire 8 Conference foe Stevens Institute of Technology to take on the Ducks at 11 a.m.
Esther Gabriel (Fr., Lancaster, N.Y.) and Lindsey Eggers (Fr., Ridge, N.Y.) scored four goals each to help the Oswego State women's lacrosse team (7-7, 4-3 SUNYAC) defeat New Paltz (4-9, 0-7 SUNYAC), 12-7, on Tuesday afternoon to remain in the SUNYAC playoff hunt.
The Union College men's lacrosse team (7-6, 2-3 Liberty League) earned a 21-8 win over Vassar (3-10, 0-5 Liberty League) at Weinberg Field Wednesday evening. Senior midfielder Joe Cordrey scored four goals to lead a group of seven Dutchmen that had two or more goals.
Dylan Donahue and Billy Ward had trouble picking out any major differences in their games. Midfielder JoJo Marasco and head coach John Desko also failed to pinpoint any distinguishing characteristics. That is part of the reason Donahue and Ward have rotated interchangeably as Syracuse's third starting attack this year.
Inside Lacrosse’s Google Hangout Unit Talk series continues with Syracuse’s first midfield on Thursday at 1 p.m., just two days before the No. 7 Orange’s April 27 Konica Minolta Big City Classic matchup with No. 1 Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m., at MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, N.J.
Syracuse capped off a five games in two weeks stretch Saturday by gutting out a 9-8 win against Big East rival Georgetown in D.C. Make sure to catch Syracuse battle for the top spot in the Big East against Notre Dame this Saturday in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at Met Life Stadium. Go to www.bigcityclassic.com for more info.
The Tewaaraton Award is pleased to announce the Annual Outstanding Native American High School Scholarship. The award will go to the one Native male and one Native female lacrosse player. The winners will be invited to attend the Tewaaraton Award Banquet in Washington DC.
US Indoor Lacrosse, the managing group for Team USA at the 2007 and 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, will be forming a National Junior Team this summer. The team will be comprised of 15- to 17-year-old boys and will hold its inaugural tryouts and training camp the weekend of June 1st & 2nd in Baltimore, MD at Du Burns Arena.
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Freshman Luke Wooters scored six goals and junior Collin Clark scored three times with one assist Wednesday as Nazareth clinched the Empire 8 Conference regular-season title in men's lacrosse with a 13-8 victory over St. John Fisher at Growney Stadium.
One day after being named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, Army senior Brendan Buckley added to his haul Wednesday morning when he was named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season and earned one of 12 spots on the Academic All-League team.
Twelve different players scored at least one goal as the nationally top-ranked Cortand men's lacrosse team defeated Oswego, 15-5, Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action. With the win, the Red Dragons improved to 14-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference and clinched the SUNYAC regular-season title. Cortland has one game remaining at home versus Potsdam on Saturday, and has already defeated second-place Plattsburgh to hold the tiebreaker should the two teams tie in the standings. The Lakers fell to 7-7 and 2-4 with the loss.
No. 1 OCC routed Broome Community College for the second time this season, knocking off the Hornets 27-1 Wednesday at Murphy Field in the Region III men's lacrosse quarterfinals. The Lazers will play No. 10 Monroe Community College at noon Saturday at Herkimer County Community College.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team led 5-3 late in the third quarter but visiting Hamilton College rallied with seven unanswered goals in the third and fourth quarters to earn a 10-5 victory in the third annual Contineer Cup on Wednesday night. UC senior Ben Winkler (Rodman, NY/IHC) netted a team-high three goals to pace the Pioneers. Utica (8-6, 3-3 Empire 8) will take on St. John Fisher College in Empire 8 Conference action on Saturday with a bid into the coveted conference tournament hanging in the balance.
Senior Tim Cook (Fairport) scored a career-high three goals including the game-winner 1:58 into the overtime period leading The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team to a 6-5 victory over Geneseo in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Wednesday afternoon on Merritt Field in Geneseo.
A Senior CLASS Award finalist, Buckley carries a 3.987 cumulative grade-point average and ranks 11th in his class of over 1,000 First Class cadets. He posted a 4.0 GPA in the fall semester and was a first team Academic All-American last spring.
Tuesday afternoon, sophomore attackman Lyle Thompson had 89 points and his Albany squad had between three (if they lose in the AE semifinals and miss the NCAA Tournament, an unlikely scenario) and eight (if they win the AE and advance to the NCAA Championship game) games remaining.
Alyssa Costantino made her first start in goal for the Syracuse women's lacrosse team in almost two months Sunday against Marquette. It was not necessarily because fellow goalie Kelsey Richardson had a rough outing against Notre Dame two days before. Head coach Gary Gait said it was simply an opportunity for Costantino but also added that the Orange may need her down the stretch.
An annual tradition the weekend of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic has become the gathering of the Simmons Lacrosse Foundation, an organization founded by Roy Simmons Jr. and his family. This weekend will be no different, as SLF is holding a tailgate celebration and fundraiser in Lot L at MetLife Stadium from 2 PM to 7 PM. These gorgeous custom Brine King IV gloves will be auctioned off at the event, which you can learn more about on the SLF website.
Warrior and Brine still have plenty of college gear to show off, and up next, we take a look at the kit for the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, the powerhouse out of the State University of New York Athletic Conference coached by Steve Beville.
Dave Ryan has done just about everything there is to do as a radio and television broadcaster over the past three decades, everything from professional bowling to the Little League World Series and from major league baseball to the NFL, NHL and NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four. If you've watched a lot of sports over the years, chances are you've seen and heard Ryan.
It was all true what Chris Kenneally said, that all those goals pumped in by senior attackman Kevin Lux were the product of team work, everything from relentless rides, suffocating defense, ground balls, clears, faceoffs, goal-tending and nice ball work.
LaFayette got seven goals from Brian Phillips and 13 saves from goalie Elliott Lyons - but it was the Lancers' work at the faceoff X that turned the tide against Christian Brothers Academy on Tuesday afternoon.
Twelve of the sixteen games played on Tuesday were mismatches in which the winning teams outscored their opponents by 184-49. Irondequoit beat visiting Corning 13-8. Gananda beat Waterloo 8-7 and Hilton was a 10-7 winner over Greece Lightning.
For Johnson City, it was better late than never. Slowed by Whitney Point’s defense for the better part of three quarters, the Wildcats scored six unanswered goals over the final 131/2 minutes to pull away for a 13-8 victory Monday in a Section 4 boys lacrosse contest.
Emily Tripodi (West Genesee) set a new career high with seven points and six assists, Lindsay Toppe finished the night with six goals and the Big Red rolled to a 17-11 victory over Binghamton at Schoellkopf Field on Tuesday night.
Late in the first quarter, Scott Loy cranked up for his third shot of the day. His first was saved. His second found the crossbar. Then, with 2:12 remaining in the first quarter, Loy wound up from about 14 yards out. This time, he found twine. The sharpshooting midfielder was back.
Esther Gabriel (Fr., Lancaster, N.Y.) and Lindsey Eggers (Fr., Ridge, N.Y.) scored four goals each to help the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team (7-7, 4-3 SUNYAC) defeat New Paltz (4-9, 0-7 SUNYAC), 12-7, on Tuesday afternoon to remain in the SUNYAC playoff hunt.
Hamilton College's Katie D'Antonio '14 scored a free-position goal with 34 seconds left in overtime and lifted the nationally ranked No. 19 Continentals to a 12-11 non-conference win against No. 13 Ithaca College at Ithaca's Higgins Stadium on April 23.
Freshman Joseph Radin (Long Beach, N.Y.) had three goals and two assists and the Marist men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the second quarter, en route to a 14-6 non-conference win over Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.
SUNY Cortland junior midfielder Joe Slavik (Binghamton/Seton Catholic) and senior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) have been chosen as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week and Goalie of the Week for the week ending April 21.
The Morrisville State College women's lacrosse team posted their sixth straight victory on April 20, topping visiting Wilson College 23-4 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action on Drake Field in Morrisville.
Central New York is a hotbed for lacrosse talent. The area produces quality players year in and year out. This year is no exception. All season we at the Post-Standard will be keeping on eye on how former local high school standouts are doing at their respective college programs. Each week we will select new area players. So far we have featured:
Scan the Penn State men’s lacrosse roster and one name will immediately stand out: Tom LaCrosse (Canandaigua). As if destined to play the sport, LaCrosse plays an integral role for Penn State (10-3, 5-0 CAA), a team ranked eighth in the country in both the USILA Coaches and Nike/Inside Lacrosse media polls.
For the first time in program history Siena Lacrosse can boast a win over a top-10 team. Conor Prunty scored the game-winning goal with 50.6 seconds remaining as Siena upset crosstown rival 10th ranked UAlbany 10-9. The win marks the program's second all-time against a USILA Coaches' Poll Top-20 team.
The fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team got goals from 15 different players en route to a 22-5 win over Southern Connecticut State University on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 13-1 lead at the half en route to a 22-3 victory at Potsdam Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons won their 11th consecutive game, improving to 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference. The Bears fell to 4-9 and 1-6.
Senior Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) had a goal and two assists to break the school record for assists in a season as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team ended the regular season with a 13-8 victory over Fredonia in a State University of New York Athletic Conference game Tuesday in Brockport.
Syracuse senior captains JoJo Marasco and Brian Megill will take the field at MetLife Stadium this weekend for the Konica Minolta Big City Classic in a matchup against Big East powerhouse Notre Dame — a fitting way to close out the regular season for two of the Orange's most recognized players and arguably the two most important leaders on the 2013 squad.
Everyone knows that lacrosse has been the country’s fastest growing sport for almost 10 years. It's time for the nation to give their lacrosse sticks some love. Inside Lacrosse, in honor of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic, is announcing the inaugural “National Bring Your Lacrosse Stick to Work” Day on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
There was lots of news this past week, which has not been hard to come by in an already exciting season. The week started off on a sour note, with the announcement that Syracuse senior Michelle Tumolo tore her ACL in the Cornell game.
Jamesville-DeWitt, still undefeated at 8-0, climbed to the top of this week's Class B state boys lacrosse rankings. Jamie Archer's team visited West Genesee on Saturday and beat the Class A Wildcats by eight goals. J-D moves up from No. 2. Another Class B unbeaten, 8-0 Carthage, is now No. 6, up two places.
The National Lacrosse League will be hoping that six eyes are better than four for the playoffs this year (this is where the ref baiters can feel free to make their 12 eyes versus six jokes). The league announced Monday that it will add another assistant referee to help out the crew chief for the 2013 playoff run.
Where do we go from here? The Bandits season went by way too fast, and for the most part, the club could not rebound from the six-game losing streak. No matter how hard the team tried – you could see that in the last regular season game – they just couldn’t close it out with a win.
The four teams to qualify for this weekend's upcoming Patriot League Tournament have more to celebrate as the All-Patriot League team and major awards were announced Tuesday morning by the League office. Twenty-four of the 26 student-athletes to earn All-League honors are competing in the tournament, as well as four of the five recipients of major awards.
Army sophomore attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while senior teammate Brendan Buckley was honored as the Defensive Player of the Year. Lehigh sophomore Matt Poillon was named Goalkeeper of the Year, and Bucknell freshman attackman Sean Doyle garnered the Rookie of the Year nod. The final award went to Holy Cross' Jim Morrissey, who was named Coach of the Year.
The Lazers start their playoff push at home in the Region III Tournament against a Broome CC squad they beat 30-3 on April 11. They are currently riding a junior college record 65-game win streak and by the end of the season could surpass Division III Salisbury's 69-game win streak, the longest at any level of college lacrosse.
If 10th-ranked Albany breaks through in the postseason and makes its first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament final four, the Great Danes probably will look back on a memorable road trip to Baltimore in early April as the defining moment of a wild spring.
The Bearcats (5-8 overall and 2-2 in the league) are tops in the nation in suffocating extra-man opportunities, surrendering just four goals on 28 man-up chances and turning away 85.7 percent of those opportunities. And their 28 man-down chances are the second fewest, trailing only Bryant’s 27 attempts.
Onondaga junior midfielder Cori Holbrook scored four goals and made two assists - the final one a pass to attacker Kirby Tucker, whose score with 30 seconds remaining to play was the difference in an 9-8 home win over Westhill on Monday.
Nate Farrell scored an unassisted goal 1:11 into the second overtime to give the Whitesboro High School boys lacrosse team a 6-5 victory over New Hartford in Monday’s Freedom League game at Don Edick Field.
LaFayette and Onondaga have long been overshadowed by the powerbrokers in Class C like Skaneateles, Westhill, Marcellus, CBA (which has been moved up to Class B) and Tully, but make no mistake, the Lancers and Tigers are having great seasons.
Weekly and cumulative listings of the players of the week for the 2013 season awarded by the conferences in men's and women's Division I are available. To view the listings, visit the 2013 Weekly Conference Honors page.
Four teams received first place votes in this week's Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20, and that has happened before. However, having the biggest gainer and the farthest dropping teams being the new and old first place teams is a first.
With one week left in the regular season, the Big Red will begin its preparation for the postseason with two games at home. Cornell begins its week with a Tuesday-night contest against local rival Binghamton at 7 p.m.
Rob Pannell broke the Ivy League career points record on Saturday at Brown, and today he was named the conference Player of the Week. The award marks the 12th time in Pannell's career that he has earned one of the Ivy League's weekly honors, including three Player of the Week selections this season. Pannell shares the honor this week with Penn goalie Brian Feeney.
Hobart College junior attackman Alex Love was selected the ECAC Lacrosse League Offensive Player of the Week by the conference office this afternoon. It's the second time he's earned the award this season.
Syracuse junior Alyssa Murray was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after her performance in three Orange victories against No. 20 Cornell, No. 7 Notre Dame and Marquette. This is the third time this season and the fourth time in her career she has received the honor.
Ty Thompson earned Player of the Week accolades by scoring half of Albany's 16 goals in a win over UMBC, which helped clinch the America East regular-season crown for the Great Danes. Justin Rosenberg picked up Rookie of the Week recognition after leading Vermont to an 8-7 win which kept the Catamounts' conference tournament hopes alive.
Casey Vock recalls watching one of the game's most exciting players:
I recall in great detail the Syracuse-Princeton game, as this was, to me, Jeremy Thompson's coming-out party as a Division I midfielder, and maybe the best game he played in an Orange jersey, finishing with a goal, an assist, two turnovers and going 5 of 6 on draws, but really putting on a great show.
According to Ithaca High boys’ lacrosse coach Frank Welch, his Little Red has been playing well in “spurts.” Saturday, the Little Red put together a complete effort in a 12-5 victory against perennial Section 5 power Fairport, a rematch of last year’s state semifinal game won by Ithaca.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the broadcast schedule of two Division Semifinal matchups that will be televised live on CBS Sports Network across the U.S. and Canada during the first round of the 2013 NLL Playoffs this weekend.
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks will canvass Rochester and the surrounding communities this week in preparation for the 2013 NLL Playoffs. Rochester will host the Philadelphia Wings in the East Division Semifinals on Saturday, April 27th at 5:00 p.m.
For the second consecutive season, Cody Jamieson led the team in points. He set a career-high with 89 points and 61 assists. He ranked fourth in the league in assists and led the Knighthawks with 28 goals.
Dennis Deninger, an Emmy-winning production executive, was one of the first coordinating producers of ESPN’s SportsCenter. He has produced live sports television from six continents and across the United States; he has currently set his sights to produce a documentary entitled America’s First Sport, on the history of lacrosse. In an interview with ICTMN, Deninger, who is also a professor of practice in sports management at Syracuse University, talked about what he has learned in the process of making the documentary, and where he sees lacrosse going in the future.
The top four teams remain the same in the USILA Division III Coaches Poll. Cortland is still undefeated at 13-0 and the No. 1 team. Cabrini moves into the Top 5, up three spots from No. 8 last week. Middlebury was also a big winner, moving to No. 6 from No. 11.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that YouTube, the world-renowned video sharing site, will carry 15 games in high definition exclusively on the League’s channel YouTube.com/MLL, making the games available on a variety of platforms worldwide.
Sounds like a lot of the Division I conference playoff slots are already decided, but that’s certainly not the case in New York’s competitive Division III leagues. For instance, in the seven-team SUNYAC, I think every team still has a mathematical chance of making the four-team tournament. With just one, or at the most two, games remaining, that’s pretty amazing.
For Native Americans, lacrosse is more than a sport. The game served as a spiritual guide for tribes. It was a healing game for sick tribe members. It prepared warriors to attack their enemies. And it was lacrosse that prepared Katherine Frega for battle.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team stifled the Georgetown until the final couple minutes and then survived Steve Ianzito's broken stick to hold on for the 9-8 win on the road Saturday. Syracuse's last five games have been decided by one goal, and the Orange has played in eight one-goal games this year, the most for any team in the country. SU is 5-3 in those contests.
Here's some observations from Saturday's game:
More than $2,000 was raised for two different charities as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Scotia-Glenville's girls lacrosse programs teamed up. Games were played at five different levels, ending with the varsity contest, which saw BH-BL earn a 16-4 victory.
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks will host the Philadelphia Wings in the East Division Semifinal on Saturday, April 20th at 5:00 p.m. Last season, the Knighthawks defeated the Wings in the opening round of the playoffs en route to the 2012 Champion’s Cup.
Heading into the last weekend of the Canadian Lacrosse League season, Travis Hill and his Iroquois Ironmen teammates were fighting for their playoff lives. On Sunday, the Ironmen completed what some thought was a near-impossible mission, beating the Toronto Shooting Stars 14-11 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena to capture the Creator's Cup. On their way to the championship, they knocked off the league's top three teams.
Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper and former SU Lacrosse goalie Oren Lyons ’58 will join current and past SU lacrosse coaches Roy Simmons Jr. ’59 and Gary Gait ’90; Inside Lacrosse Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Jiloty ’00; assistant professor of religion Phillip Arnold and assistant director of SU's Native Student program Neal Powless for an academic symposium on the history and culture of lacrosse.
The Army lacrosse team clinched a spot in the Patriot League Tournament for an unprecedented eighth-straight season with a lopsided 14-5 win at Holy Cross on Saturday night at Holy Cross Field. Ten different Black Knights found the back of the cage, as Army dominated nearly every facet of the game en route to its eighth win on the season.
#5/5 Syracuse scored the first 10 goals of the game and went on to defeat Marquette, 18-6, in its final regular-season home game in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, April 21. The win is the seventh straight for the Orange.
No. 15 Bucknell clinched second seed in the upcoming Patriot League tournament with a 13-8 victory at Colgate on Saturday. The Raiders rallied to take the lead in the second half, but the Bison finished the game on an 8-1 run for the win. Sean Doyle scored four goals, David Dickson had four assists, and back-up goalie Sam Grinberg made six saves over the last 22 minutes for Bucknell. Photos of the action are by Rich Barnes.
The Buffalo Bandits (6-10) closed out the regular season with a 10-9 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks (8-8) and were officially eliminated from playoff contention. This season marks the first time since 2002 that the team missed the playoffs, and it is the first time under Darris Kilgour.
There were 12 games played on Saturday and the vast majority were mismatches. Gananda and Waterloo, however, played a close one which saw the Blue Panthers winning 9-8. Other winners included Livonia, Thomas, Penn Yan, Churchville-Chili, Hilton, Geneva, Bloomfield-Honeoye, HF-L. Fairport traveled to Ithaca and lost to Ithaca 12-5.
. . . Not only that, but before the game coach Ric Beardsley gave each of his players a no. 3 sticker for their helmets, since that Torey Williams wore no. 3 when he played at Albany CBA. They also “retired” the no. 3 jersey for the night and took a team picture together before play started.
To some degree, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team was humbled by its 19-8 defeat to national powerhouse St. Stephens-St. Agnes in the Washignton, D.C., area on April 13. Yet it also made the Brothers angry and focused, and when it returned to Central New York, it unleashed all of its forces on Jamesville-DeWitt last Monday afternoon in a 17-0 shutout.
For the first time in the storied history of lacrosse in the Crystal City, the Corning varsity boys team visited Elmira Free Academy’s Harrigan Field on Saturday. And for the first time, the Hawks lined up against long-tenured Corning lacrosse coach Bob Streeten.
The Corning Hawks rallied from four goals down to trail by just one at halftime against powerhouse Brighton Saturday – but they couldn’t repeat that in the second half as Brighton left Memorial Stadium with an 18-11 nonleague victory.
Saturday's mix of snow, sun, hail and wind forced the cancellation of most high school baseball and softball in northern New York, but not lacrosse. We have video highlights from two games: Carthage's 11-4 win over General Brown and IHC's co me from behind 9-8 victory over Oswego.
Anyone at all familiar with high school girls lacrosse in Western New York knows all about Allie Stewart. Lancaster’s all-everything junior has been dominating since the seventh grade. As she heads into her fourth varsity season, everybody might know her name, but she’s still out to show what she can do.
Casey Balzer (Sr., Nassau, N.Y.) scored a career-high five games to lift the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (7-6, 2-3 SUNYAC) to a 15-10 victory over Oneonta on a cold, windy Saturday afternoon at South Athletic Field. The Lakers also benefited from three goals and three assists from Nick Giampaolo (Jr., Setauket, N.Y.).
The 20th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (10-4, 4-1 Empire 8) dominated visiting Hartwick (5-7, 1-4 Empire 8) 15-5 Saturday afternoon at Higgins Stadium. Ithaca rattled off nine unanswered first-half goals before improving to 10-0 early in the third. Ithaca narrowly outscored the Hawks, 6-5, in the second half to win its 10th straight over Hartwick.
Senior Tracy Rivas (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) shattered a 31-year-old school record as the 13th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (10-4, 6-0 Empire 8) stifled Alfred (3-6, 0-6 Empire 8), 22-3, Saturday afternoon at Higgins Stadium. The win secured Ithaca the top seed in the Empire 8 Championship Tournament which will take place May 4-5.
Attackmen Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) and Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) each recorded five points to lead the fifth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 17-8 win over Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Larkin Field.
Senior midfielder Jennifer Fabian (Clay, N.Y./C.W. Baker) scored three goals to lead the seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 12-11 win over Saint Anselm College on Saturday morning in Northeast-10 Conference action at Grappone Stadium.
Adding to her already impressive senior resume, senior attack Rachael Burek broke the University at Albany’s single-game point’s record with 11 on four goals and seven assists in the 22-6 win over Binghamton on Saturday, April 20. The Great Danes clinch a spot in the America East Conference Tournament championship and improve to 4-1 in conference play, while the Bearcats fall to 1-4.
The Elmira College Women's Lacrosse team used a strong first half to hold on late and upend host Utica, 6-5, Saturday afternoon at Gaetano Stadium. With the win the Soaring Eagles improve to 7-7 overall and 3-3 in Empire 8 play, while the loss drops the Pioneers to 8-5 and 2-4.
Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.) scored the game-winner 31 seconds into overtime, ripping a low-to-low shot from straight on, to lift the Marist men’s lacrosse team to an emotional 10-9 victory over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) rival Siena on Saturday afternoon before a raucous crowd at Tenney Stadium. The win gave Marist at least a share of the MAAC Regular Season Championship, its first since 2004, and the top seed at next month’s MAAC Tournament. The Red Foxes were also celebrating Senior Day on Saturday as 14 seniors were honored in a pregame ceremony.
The second to last weekend of the men's lacrosse regular season go underway Friday night and saw Albany lock up at least a share of the America East regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for the upcoming league championship with a 16-10 win over UMBC. The Great Danes will be the tournament's top seed for the first time since 2007 and fourth time overall.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team started its game against Georgetown with a golden opportunity. As a punishment for his players violating team rules earlier in the week, Hoyas coach Kevin Warne decided to not put enough players on the field to start the contest with the Orange. That drew an automatic delay of game penalty, and before any time had run off the clock, SU was on the extra-man opportunity.
Colonel Steve G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety leads efforts to assist the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police and the Boston FBI in recent Boston Marathon Bombing.
Jamesville-DeWitt attackman Jordan Evans was content to let his midfield do most of the scoring in the first half of the Red Rams' 12-4 victory at West Genesee today. But the senior couldn't help but unveil a little slight of hand during the second half.
Cornell senior Rob Pannell registered two goals and one assist to set the Ivy League record for points in a career, and the No. 7 Big Red men's lacrosse team won the outright conference title, securing home field for the Ivy League tournament, with a 13-7 victory over Brown this evening in Providence, R.I.
Georgetown (5-8, 2-3 BIG EAST) scored a pair of late goals, but No. 5 Syracuse (10-3, 4-1 BIG EAST) stifled the charge and held on for a 9-8 win against the Hoyas Saturday, April 20 in front of 2,736 fans at Multi-Sport Field.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team raced out to a 7-2 lead after the first quarter and went on to defeat Clarkson, 12-6, in a penalty-filled non-conference game Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons ran their record to 13-0 on the season, while the Golden Knights dropped to 8-5.
William Smith College senior Kathleen Ragan logged a game-high six points on four goals and two assists, as the Heron lacrosse team downed host Bard 17-3 in a Liberty League game played this afternoon in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Ten different players scored at least one goal as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated New Paltz, 22-10, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 13-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference, while the Hawks fell to 4-8 and 0-6.
Four Cardinals scored two goals apiece as the nationally ranked No. 18 Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team defeated Brockport, 9-5, in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) matchup Saturday afternoon.
Four Pioneers including Justin Edelstein (Hartsdale, NY/Harvey School), Trent Jacobs (Hogansburg, NY/Brewster Academy), Ben Winkler (Rodman, NY/IHC) and TJ Benson (Central Square, NY/Paul V. Moore) tallied hat tricks to lead the Utica College men's lacrosse team to a 15-7 win over Empire 8 Conference rival Elmira College Saturday on the road. Edlestein, Jacobs and Winkler also added two assists each in their five point performances.
Sophomore Nina Tassone (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool) scored the lone goal in the first half for The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team Saturday as the Golden Eagles fell behind 4-1 but did make a comeback effort late in the contest that fell short as Oswego scored a 5-4 victory in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Brockport.
The Big Red women's lacrosse team came into Saturday's contest at Yale knowing its postseason fate was on the line. With the pressure, the Big Red came out strong and left no doubt about its Ivy League credentials. #20 Cornell outscored the Bulldogs 6-1 in the first half and held strong in the second for a 13-7 victory at Reese Field.
Nazareth's freshman attack tandem of Luke Wooters and Troy Haefele combined for 10 goals Saturday for host Nazareth as the Golden Flyers shocked sixth-ranked Stevens in a key Empire 8 men's lacrosse game, 17-8, on a cold and blustery day on Nazareth's upper field.
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (6-5, 2-2 SUNYAC) overcame a two-goal fourth quarter deficit and a an injury to starting goalie Stefan Sloma to defeat SUNY Geneseo (5-6, 2-2) 11-10 on Saturday afternoon.
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team picked up a 15-4 win over visiting Alfred University on Saturday. With the win, Fisher improves to 10-4 overall and 3-2 in the Empire 8 Conference. This marks the seventh straight season Fisher has reached double digits in the win column.
The nationally-ranked No. 17 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team won its eighth straight game on Saturday as the Saints used a five-goal fourth quarter to run away from Rensselaer by the score of 12-3 at Hall-Leet Stadium in Canton, NY. The home team celebrated its "Senior Day" in style, as the victory clinched a Liberty League Tournament playoff game for St. Lawrence.
The seniors on the Cazenovia College men's lacrosse team, and their families, were honored in a pre-game ceremony Saturday afternoon and despite an early scare from Cobleskill the Wildcats cruised to a 15-8 victory.
Drew Nesmith scored the game-winning sudden death goal just 31 seconds into overtime, sending Marist to a 10-9 win over the Saints in Poughkeepsie. The Red Foxes secured the No. 1 seed and at least a share of the MAAC Regular Season Title, while Siena will be the No. 3 seed and face second seeded Jacksonville in the MAAC Semifinals May 3 in Buffalo.
Binghamton (5-8, 1-3 AE) came up just short Saturday afternoon, dropping an 8-7 America East conference game to visiting Vermont (4-9, 1-3 AE) at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Catamounts used a 4-2 first quarter and never trailed as they secured their first conference win of the season. Junior Brandon Planck netted three goals for the Bearcats who fell to 1-3 in conference play.
“It was a tough loss today,” said Canisius head coach Randy Mearns. “In the big scheme of things, we know that Detroit (next weekend) is the biggest game of the season but our guys gave it their all to try to send the seniors out with a win in their final regular-season game at the Demske.
First-year faceoff specialist Charlie Sipe enjoyed his best performance of the season and junior attackman Alex Love continued his prolific scoring season, but eighth-ranked Loyola University proved to be too much for the Hobart College. The Greyhounds got a game-high six points from senior attackman Mike Sawyer in a 19-11 ECAC Lacrosse League victory on Boswell Field.
No. 5/5 Syracusehosts Marquette on Sunday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome in its final home game of the regular season. The Orange's nine seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony. SU (11-3) is going for its seventh consecutive win.
As 13 seniors played their final regular-season home game, No. 3 Florida lacrosse rose to the challenge as it overwhelmed No. 4 Northwestern, 22-4, Saturday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. With the win, Florida shares a portion of the ALC title with the Wildcats; marking their third-consecutive regular season championship in their four-year history.
Junior Alyssa Murray and freshman Kayla Treanor recorded five points each to lead No. 5/5 Syracuse team to an 11-8 victory against No. 7/7 Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome. The win was the sixth straight for the Orange and its 18th consecutive in BIG EAST regular-season play.
Post-game Press Conference
Junior attack Ty Thompson had a career-day, scoring eight goals to reach the 100-goal plateau in a decisive 16-10 win over UMBC on Friday, April 19 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes improve to 4-0 in conference play and clinch the No. 1 seed in the America East Conference Tournament, while the Retrievers fall to 2-2.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team is now one win shy of tying the school-record for wins in a single-season after defeating visiting Alfred University 16-9 in Empire 8 Conference action at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Friday night. The Pioneers will turn right back around to take on conference foe Elmira College Saturday at 1 p.m. in their final regular season home game of the year. Utica sophomore Louise Steele-Norton (Avondale, PA/Millbrook School) led UC with four goals and one assist, while classmate Megan Kane (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville) added three goals and two assists.
The past 10 days have provided a luxury for the seventh-ranked Cornell men’s lacrosse team: The opportunity to catch its collective breath and re-energize following a draining 13-12 loss to rival Syracuse last week. (with video)
It would be fitting to give Jason Noble a nickname like “The Human Eraser” or “The Stopper,” because he has been able to erase star offensive players as the defensive anchor of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team. (with video)
After three straight home games, No. 5 Syracuse makes its first trip to Georgetown since 2009 on Saturday, April 20 for a 1 p.m. contest against the Hoyas. The Orange has already clinched a berth in the upcoming BIG EAST Championship, while the Hoyas aim to improve their conference tournament résumé with a victory.
Two of the National Lacrosse League’s biggest rivals will fight for a playoff spot when the Buffalo Bandits host the Rochester Knighthawks at First Niagara Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET in their “winner gets in” 2013 NLL regular season finale. Watch one of the most anticipated games of the season live on CBS Sports Network and on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network outside North America.
Hobart's thrilling 13-12 win over the Syracuse Orange will stand as one of the program's best wins in recent memory. The Statesmen have not defeated their upstate rival since 2006, and it was only the third win for the program since the Krause-Simmons Trophy was first presented to the winner of this game in 1986.
US Lacrosse is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Gerald J. Carroll, Jr. Exemplary Coaching Award through Aug. 1, 2013. A committee comprised of Carroll friends and family selects the recipient who is then recognized at the 2014 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, Jan. 10-12 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Vassar College's Isabelle Goldstein scored with 21 seconds left in the game to push the Brewer women's lacrosse team to a 10-9 win over visiting William Smith in a Liberty League game played in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., this afternoon. The Herons are now 7-6 overall and 4-2 in the Liberty League. Vassar improves to 10-3 overall and 4-3 in league play.
On a Tuesday evening in late April, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team will get another shot at humbling Fayetteville-Manlius, just as it did each of the last two years in one-sided victories during the Section III Class A semifinals. However, home games on Tuesday nights have not proven to be enjoyable for the Warriors this spring, as twice it squandered second-half leads to visitors in consecutive weeks.
At the urging of law enforcement, to allow for the investigation in the Boston Marathon bombings to run smoothly, the Major League Lacrosse (League) office is closed today, Friday, April 19. We will continue to provide you with continuing coverage of MLL as we approach our season openers next weekend.
Corcoran's zone defense shut out Cicero-North Syracuse in the fourth quarter, and the Cougars offense scored four times for a 7-4 win tonight at Cicero. "It's a huge win," coach Shaun Smith said of the Cougars' fourth consecutive victory. "Our whole defense was amazing."
With a 12-6 lead in the fourth quarter, LaFayette coach Mike Riese pulled most of his starters in a game at Chittenango. The Bears promptly scored four goals to make the final - 12-10 - closer than the game really was, but also an indication that Chittenango is no pushover this season.
Hanna Wise led 12 players in scoring with four points, while Molly Kern and Ann Mahoney each added two goals for Saratoga, as the Blue Streaks defeated Colonie 18-7 in Suburban Council girls lacrosse on Thursday.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team is gearing up for a back-to-back conference weekend as it welcomes Alfred University (3-4, 0-4 Empire 8) to the turf of Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on Friday afternoon (4 p.m.) and a day later, Elmira College (6-5, 2-2 Empire 8) for a 1 p.m. match up. UC (7-4, 1-3 Empire 8) currently sits in sixth place in the conference and is looking to snap its 1-3 record in the last four games.
Orange women's lacrosse senior Michelle Tumolo suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee in the Orange's victory against Cornell on Tuesday, April 16. The injury will require surgery.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced plans to thank their fans for all their support in 2013 by hosting “Fan Appreciation Night” when the Bandits take on the Rochester Knighthawks in their final home game of the regular season at First Niagara Center on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Syracuse attack Michelle Tumolo suffered a torn left ACL and requires surgery, SU Athletics announced Thursday. No timetable has been determined for the surgery, head coach Gary Gait said. Gait added that he has yet to look into appealing for a medical redshirt for Tumolo, but said he plans to.
No. 5/5 Syracuse looks to remain unbeaten in conference play when it hosts No. 7/7 Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The Orange (10-3) is in first place in the BIG EAST with a 5-0 record, while the Fighting Irish (11-1) are second with a 5-1 mark in league play.
Cornell's starting attack unit of Rob Pannell, Steve Mock and Matt Donovan talk about chemistry, how their season's been going and their final two regular-season games, with Brown and then Princeton at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on April 27 at MetLife Stadium.
The trio of Finger Lakes Community College attackers led the Lakers to victory. Sophomores Jack Timerson, Robert Pelkey, and Parker Weeks combined for 31 points. Timerson and Weeks each posted at least ten points, while Pelkey contributed eight points on seven goals and one assist.
It's one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports — the Army-Navy game. First Classman goalkeeper Evan Danahy gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the game, an unprecedented fifth straight win for the Black Knights over the Midshipment. Army won, 14-7, off a dominant face-off performance. Read Zach Babo's in-game blog for more details.
The Konica Minolta Big City Classic is less than two weeks away. The event features elite teams in huge conference matchups: Notre Dame vs. Syracuse and Princeton vs. Cornell. You can purchase tickets here for the event on April 27 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Today, we have news of another major sophomore commit for SU. It comes from Cara Quimby, who plays at another upstate New York high school: Guilderland. Quimby is a versatile lefty attack player who excels in transition, as shown in her highlight reel. Now, here’s a Q&A with Cara on her commitment.
Williams College’s Stephanie Gallo posted five goals and the Ephs pulled away from nationally ranked No. 16 Hamilton College in the second half for a 14-6 NESCAC win at Williams’ Renzie W. Lamb Field on April 17.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will play its final regular season home game on Saturday, April 20, when the eighth-ranked Loyola Greyhounds visit Boswell Field. The ECAC Lacrosse League contest, which will be televised by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, is scheduled to begin at 1:07 p.m.
As part of the team's final weekend of training camp, the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse will scrimmage the CroART Lacrosse All-Stars this Saturday, April 20, in Harvard Stadium at 6pm. The scrimmage, free and open to the public, will be used to raise funds to support the Boston Marathon victims, with 100% of the money raised going to The One Fund, established Tuesday by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino.
In recruiting, Holy Cross coach Jim Morrissey (Skaneateles) looks for one thing above all – players from winning programs. Fifteen Holy Cross players won at least one state title in high school; 30 won a league, county or section title; and senior midfielder Jack Curran won a section title in basketball at Verona (N.J.) High.
Now the Cazenovia and Chittenango girls lacrosse teams are in the same league – but not at the same level, at least by the early returns. The Madison County neighbors met Wednesday night at the Sean Googin Sports Complex, and it was the Lakers dominating from start to finish as it put away Chittenango by a score of 14-3 to end a three-game skid.
Musician Carson Williams provides the music and lyrics that explain the connection in this song, “Walk With Us,” and in the video you’ll see some of the game’s greatest players. It’s not pretty cool. It’s way cool.
As reigning state Class A champions and atop the state rankings, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team is guaranteed to get every opponent's best shot. And when state no. 10-ranked Pittsford showed up in Camillus Wednesday night, it was no different, the Wildcats trailing for much of the night before a second-half surge led to an 8-7 victory over the Panthers.
Even though the Canandaigua girls lacrosse team couldn’t play its first home game of the season on Exhibition Field like usual due to wet field conditions, the Braves were happy to be hosting a game in Canandaigua. After six-straight games on the road, the Braves defeated Fairport 16-6 Wednesday at Evans Field.
. . . So while welcoming in Auburn from the Syracuse-area was an opportunity for Hamburg, it felt the same way for its opponent Saturday (April 13) at Howe Field. “We’re excited to come over and play this competition because it’s always good to play against some of the best,” said first-year Auburn head coach Bill Dean, even as his team plays in a hotbed for the sport.
St. John Fisher College's Brett Farrell and Jeff Wester combined for five goals and five assists as the men's lacrosse team picked up a 9-6 win over visiting SUNY Oswego on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, Fisher improves to 9-4 overall, while Lakers, who have lost four games by just one goal this year, drop to 6-6. (Video)
Junior Caroline Arancio (Clinton, NY/Clinton) scored a career-high four goals while classmate Taylor Smith (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) set a career-high with eight points as the Keuka College women’s lacrosse team picked up its fifth straight win, 17-3 over Wells College Wednesday in Aurora, N.Y.
Sophomore James Voigt (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan) equaled his career high with seven points as the Keuka College men’s lacrosse team picked up its eighth straight win with a 21-6 victory over SUNYIT Wednesday afternoon in Marcy, N.Y.
Not many people expected to see number 15 on the women’s lacrosse team darting up and down the turf of Higgins Stadium as much as she has this season. Freshman midfielder Allison Runyon has been a surprising contributor during her first season at the collegiate level.
Henry Schoonmaker just cannot kick the habit. He admits there is no real benefit from it. In fact, head coach John Desko believes it may actually hurt Schoonmaker's accuracy. But the sophomore has been taking jump shots since he was a kid and does not plan to stop now that he plays for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team.
Junior attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) scored four goals and dished out an assist to lead the seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 13-11 win over third-ranked Adelphi University on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
Junior midfielder Ariana Parker scored all four of her goals in the first half to lead the University at Albany over Columbia University, 15-6, on Wednesday, April 17 at Robert K. Kraft Field. The Great Danes improve to 9-4 overall, while the Lions fall to 2-11.
Nationally top-ranked Cortland out scored Geneseo, 9-2, over the game's final 30 minutes to earn a convincing 14-3 win on the road Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC men's lacrosse action. The Red Dragons improved to 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Knights dropped to 5-5 and 2-1.
Freshman Christine Wright (Watertown, NY) scored five goals to lead the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team through inclement weather and past SUNY Canton to open a season-ending, four-game road trip with a 17-9 victory on Tuesday afternoon.
The Oswego State women's lacrosse team (5-6, 2-3 SUNYAC) capitalized on free-position plays, both offensively and defensively, to stay in the conference playoff race by defeating Potsdam (4-7, 1-4 SUNYAC), 15-9, on a rainy Tuesday afternoon at South Athletic Field.
Sophomore Kyle Aquin scored five goals, and the Tiger’s defense turned in another stifling performance, as the No. 3 RIT (12-2, 4-0 Liberty League) men’s lacrosse team defeated Union College (6-6, 1-3 Liberty League) 14-7 in Liberty League action on Wednesday afternoon.
Junior midfielder Ariana Parker scored all four of her goals in the first half to lead the University at Albany over Columbia University, 15-6, on Wednesday, April 17 at Robert K. Kraft Field. The Great Danes improve to 9-4 overall, while the Lions fall to 2-11.
Lacrosse fans around the region have a new challenge - March to Michie. The initiative is an effort to set the Michie Stadium attendance standard for lacrosse when Army hosts perennial powerhouse Johns Hopkins on Friday, May 3. Along with the Black Knights facing off in their regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m., there will be a bevy of fan activities and events surrounding the highly anticipated contest.
Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. announced today that the tryout dates for the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament have been set. Players from the graduating classes of 2014-2016 are eligible to participate in the open tryouts.
In the garage of Dylan Maltz’s house in Ashburn, there’s a white dry erase board that Maltz’s father maintains. On it are all of Dylan’s stats, compiled over the course of four seasons at Stone Bridge. Next to Dylan’s stats are those of his brother Derek, now a junior attackman at Syracuse, who graduated from the Ashburn school in 2010.
Joe Perkins knew what he was getting into when he decided to play lacrosse at Ithaca College after graduating from Rush-Henrietta. Still, spending the first two years of his college lacrosse career was disappointing.
At Bishop Kearney, the boys lacrosse team works out at the home of the state basketball champions. The boys and g irls teams both won states, an amazing accomplishment. The Kings know success. The lacrosse team doesn’t.
After coming off just its second loss of the season to instate rival Syracuse on April 10, the No. 7 Big Red men's lacrosse team saw its week take a turn for the better when Dartmouth upset No. 10 Princeton on April 13. The victory by the Big Green put Cornell in the driver's seat for its post-season fortune. With the Big Red an undefeated 4-0 with two games to go, and every other team in the conference already at two losses, Cornell has clinched a share of its 27th Ivy League title and can secure home field advantage for the conference tournament by defeating Brown at Stevenson Field on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m.
We are continuing our Google Hangout series by keeping it in the Ivy League with Cornell's starting attack unit, Wednesday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. Rob Pannell, Steve Mock and Matt Donovan will be joining us live from Ithaca, N.Y., to talk about the season so far and what's next for the Big Red as they travel to Brown on Saturday and then to E. Rutherford, N.J., next Saturday for their Konica Minolta Big City Classic matchup with arch-rival Princeton.
Am I a prophet or just a guy who has witnessed too many Syracuse-Hobart games over the years to believe this one was going to be anything but a dogfight despite the Orange’s lofty ranking and 9-2 record and the Statesmen’s pedestrian 5-6 mark, which featured four-goal losses to Robert Morris and Binghamton? The answer is the latter.
Hobart beat the No. 3 Syracuse men's lacrosse team for the first time in seven years Tuesday. They scored the final four goals to rally for a 13-12 win. It was SU's fourth-straight one-goal game and its fifth in the last six contests. The Orange next travels to Georgetown for a pivotal Big East matchup. Some things that stood out from the loss to Hobart:
Lots of movement near the top of the Freshman Rankings update, particularly as Harvard's Devin Dwyer has amassed a wider resume and Duke's Case Matheis has moved regularly into the starting lineup. Picking between Kavanagh and Sanders for the top spot is an exercise in futility, and Sanders got the edge this time for the slightly better recent performance.
A year after claiming its first Patriot League Tournament title, Lehigh has achieved another milestone as it will host the 2013 edition of the four-team tournament thanks to Friday’s 11-7 win at Bucknell.
The time for the Syracuse's final regular-season home game against Marquette on Sunday, April 21 has been changed to 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for a senior day presentation prior to the game.
Head Coach Dave Huntley will have 10 returning players for the first weekend of camp, including starting goalie Brett Queener, and veterans Sol Bliss and Donny Moss. Recently acquired midfielder Roy Lang and attackman Martin Cahill will join their new team Saturday as well.
Junior attackman Alex Love recorded a career-high seven points and junior goalie Peter Zonino made 18 saves to lead the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 13-12 upset of fifth-ranked Syracuse University in the Carrier Dome tonight. The Statesmen reclaimed the Kraus-Simmons Trophy for the first time since 2006 and just the third time since the rivalry game was initiated in 1986.
The Carrier Dome was nearly empty one hour after the game except for the Hobart players and fans. At 10 p.m. a booming “Woo!” echoed across the Dome. Four minutes later the excitement bubbled once again and the cheering intensified. Three minutes later it grew even louder, finally stopping at 10:10 p.m.
Senior midfielder Alex Stone earned Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week honors, the league announced on Monday. Stone was excellent in the faceoff circle in two games this week. He went 9-for-16 with six ground balls against Williams in a 7-6 OT loss on Wednesday, and was 18-for-25 with a season best 15 ground balls in an 11-10 overtime win at RPI on Saturday.
“In the locker room before the game, we talked about being Cornell’s opportunity to step up and make a statement and upset us,” SU sophomore attacker Devon Collins said. “We just really wanted to make sure that we came out hard and took it seriously and played our game. We wanted to take it five minutes at time, just score first and keep it rolling.”
Carly Gniewek had a career day, making 14 saves to eclipse her previous career high by six, but Syracuse was relentless on offense and stifling on defense in defeating Cornell 16-4 at the Carrier Dome on Tuesday evening.
SUNY New Paltz got two goals apiece from Kingston High graduate Lianne Valdivia, Carissa Citro and Alexa Vitale but still fell well short of Oneonta in a 19-9 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women’s lacrosse loss on Tuesday.
Burnt Hills freshman Will Clark scored his fourth goal of the game 2:20 into the second overtime as the Spartans rallied to down Columbia 9-8 in double overtime in a Suburban Council boys' lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon.
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The Pittsford boys lacrosse team notched another impressive victory on Tuesday when they defeated Webster Schroeder 17-2 to improve to 6-0 on the season. For one of the best programs in Section 5 though, no one is looking ahead to another deep postseason run.
Cole Johnson totaled six points, including four goals, and Jake Purvis tallied five goals as General Brown’s boys lacrosse team edged Watertown, 13-12, on Tuesday night in a Frontier League crossover game.
Conditions at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium were far from ideal on Tuesday night, but Baldwinsville girls lacrosse coach Doug Rowe was simply happy that his team got on the field for the first time in nearly two weeks. And the result, a 16-5 victory by the Bees (2-1) over Syracuse gave Rowe further reason to smile.
The two players that came up biggest for Hobart fittingly closed out the Statesmen's upset. Alex Love scored the go-ahead goal with 2:13 left and goalie Peter Zonino turned back two shots in the final minutes to hand Hobart a 13-12 win over No. 3 Syracuse on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome.
Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) had two goals and an assist to lead the fifth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 6-3 win over The College of Saint Rose on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action.
Sophomore Kailah Kempney recorded a season-high five points to lead No. 5/5 Syracuse to a 16-4 victory against No. 20/rv Cornell on Tuesday, Apr. 16 in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse extended its winning streak to five and improved its record to 10-3, while the Big Red goes to 7-5.
The Bombers powered to an early 5-0 lead to charge to a 5-1 gap at intermission. Ithaca added four more to open the second stint for a 9-1 margin at 21:43. The Herons scored four of the next five to pull within 10-5, but the Bombers tallied three straight and four of the last five scores for a 14-6 final.
Senior Sarah Brown (West Genesee) tied the school record for most career assists on Tuesday afternoon, but The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team fell at Geneseo 17-8 in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play. The Golden Eagles fall to 4-2 in the conference and 10-4 overall.
Junior Bryan Hopper scored his second goal of the game with just 14.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime to give the Hamilton College men’s lacrosse team a come-from-behind, 8-7 victory over Williams College on Tuesday.
After helping the UMass women's lacrosse team to wins over Temple and at Saint Joseph's along with breaking the Minutewomen's all-time career points record, junior attacker Katie Ferris (Carthage) was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week as announced on Tuesday. This marks the third time this season Ferris has earned the weekly accolade.
The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team (5-6, 2-3 SUNYAC) capitalized on free-position plays, both offensively and defensively, to stay in the conference playoff race by defeating Potsdam (4-7, 1-4 SUNYAC), 15-9, on a rainy Tuesday afternoon at South Athletic Field.
As the Syracuse women's lacrosse team got set for the second half against Cornell, Michelle Tumolo was not in her usual place on the field. Instead, the senior was still walking out of the locker room. She emerged from the tunnel with a large knee brace on her left knee and limped over to the SU bench as the referees blew the opening whistle.
Visiting Nazareth held on Tuesday for a 12-10 Empire 8 Conference win over Alfred in a men's lacrosse game that was originally started April 10 at Merrill Field. A lightning strike forced suspension of the game with the score tied 6-6 at halftime.
The Maryland Terrapins maintained their grip on the No. 1 ranking, taking all 20 first-place votes for a third consecutive week and the ACC continues to lead all conferences with five teams in the top-20 in the national poll. Division II |
Gone are the days when it was relatively easy to keep track of the race to get into the NCAA Division I women's tournament. With 13 automatic qualifying bids for conference champions and 13 at-large bids in the new expanded 26-team NCAA tournament, there are a lot of ways the bracket can shake out.
2. Kara Cannizzaro, Senior, North Carolina, Midfield
Cannizzaro helped get North Carolina through its tough conference schedule, including scoring game-winning goals in one-goal victories over Virginia and Duke, the latter in overtime, and scoring no less than four points in each ACC game.
It has been an upside-down season in college lacrosse across the country and the Ivy League was no exception last week. Whereas every team in the nation has at least two losses through Sunday’s action, all seven Ivies now own a win over a ranked opponent after Dartmouth’s win over Princeton and Harvard's victory against Penn on Saturday.
Anyone that signs up for a Rhino Academy before midnight on April 22nd, 2013 will receive a BUDDY PASS. Once you have a BUDDY PASS you can start to get your buddies to sign up. If you get one of your buddies to sign up for a Rhino Academy by May 22nd you will receive a custom vintage soft Rhino tee in the mail.
Outside, howling winds carry inches of snow per hour. Coach Atsap carefully arranges the contents of his survival duffle: eight pairs of LL Bean’s Arctic Proof Smartwool socks, two sets polypropylene boot liners, a gross of thermal long underwear. Is he prepping to retrace Sir Edmund Hillary’s path up Everest? Guest-hosting an episode of “Alaska: The Last Frontier”? No, no. Just packing up and heading out to catch the opening of the 2013 lacrosse season.
With only 15 points separating the top six teams, and five of those receiving at least one first place vote, the big story in this week is the team that dropped out this week. For the first time since the Casey Powell Lacrosse Poll began in 2009, Virginia is not among the Top 20. Unofficially, the Cavaliers came in at #24.
Blake Baldwin and Marshall Burninghausen each tallied three goals and an assist to pace St. Lawrence Central past Saranac Lake, 13-8, on Monday for a Northern Athletic Conference triumph in boys lacrosse.
Skaneateles coach Bridget Marquardt had a plan heading into [Monday's] Liberty League showdown with undefeated Marcellus. Take one of the Mustangs' top scorers out of the game and the Lakers would have a good chance to win.
Fueled by a school-record performance by senior Mike Moran at the faceoff X, the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team earned its second-straight win with a 12-11 victory against Binghamton on Monday night at the Demske Sports Complex. Moran broke his own program mark with 22 faceoff victories as Canisius improved to 3-8 on the season.
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Marissa Page and Rachel Scofield formed a one-two punch as the RPI women's lacrosse team posted a big 15-4 victory over Vassar last Saturday in Troy to move the Engineers to 9-2 overall and 5-0 and in first place in the Liberty League.
Weekly and cumulative listings of the players of the week for the 2013 season awarded by the conferences in men's and women's Division I are available. To view the listings, visit the 2013 Weekly Conference Honors page.
The first midfield line for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team has not had much trouble adjusting in the absence of injured junior Scott Loy. The second midfield line, however, still has kinks to work out.
Gary and Paul Gait arrived at Syracuse University in 1987 as a dynamic twin-brother lacrosse duo. At SU, they became Orangemen. Not only brothers to each other, but brothers to a locker room of teammates. They learned Syracuse lacrosse is family — with or without bloodlines.
Syracuse senior midfielder Luke Cometti was selected as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday, April 15. Cometti accounted for 40 percent of the team's goals last week in one-goal victories against Cornell and Rutgers.
After an all-important victory against Brown on Friday, the Big Red women's lacrosse team is back in action against a top-five Syracuse squad on the road on Tuesday. Cornell will be looking to bolster its NCAA resume against the Orange at the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m. The game will be televised locally on Time Warner Cable.
Senior Jesse Elliott (Shenendehowa) of The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week. Elliott recorded 10 points in a 1-1 week for the Golden Eagles.
Syracuse sophomore Kelsey Richardson is this week's BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Orange to two victories last week. In addition, junior Alyssa Murray was named to the conference's weekly honor roll.
To start, Guilderland sophomore standout Cara Quimby has given a verbal commitment to play for Syracuse. She scored 23 goals as a freshman in 2012 and has 17 goals in four games for the Lady Dutch (4-0) this season. Here is a quote from Quimby provided to me by her family: “Playing lacrosse at Syracuse University and for Coach Gait will be a dream come true for me.
Here is a recap of some of the boys’ lacrosse action from April 8-13 followed by a list of games to watch this week (April 15-20). I’ll start with Niskayuna since I attended its game against Darien (Conn.) on Saturday at Union College.
Penn Yan junior goalie Brandon Maciejewski recently announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse at SUNY Stony Brook after his graduation in 2014. One of the most dramatic goalies in Section Five, "Mace" has played on the Mustang Varsity since 8th grade and has been a starter since his freshman year.
I was lucky enough to call my second Army-Navy game on Saturday, and I again walked away thinking this is a game unlike the rest. Where I see the biggest difference is in the language used leading up to game day. Most conversations with coaches and players heading into a game are a mixture of coach speak and strategy. This is not the case when it comes to Army-Navy.
William Smith College first-year Hannah Connolly was selected the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Senior Kathleen Ragan garnered a spot on the weekly honor roll.
John Galloway had already left his mark. On Syracuse, on the BIG EAST and on lacrosse. But, as with all competitors, he has higher aspirations and desires the steep slope of climbing to newer, greater things on higher, more elite levels.
A record total of 722,205 players competed on organized lacrosse teams in 2012, as reported in the annual US Lacrosse Participation Report released today. The growth rate from last year (683,730) was 5.5 percent, marking the ninth straight year of at least five percent growth. - See more at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/2012USLacrosseParticipationReport.aspx#sthash.TDW4WyVP.dpuf
Nardella, a Cazenovia graduate, came into the game third in the country with a .651 win percentage at the X. He also ranked third in the nation with 106 ground balls, showing that he wins many of his faceoffs himself.
It’s quite possible a fish has never had such an effect on a men’s lacrosse game – or any sport not played in water for that matter. But Tuesday night at McCooey Field, a foot-long yellow and blue carp may have helped save the Syracuse lacrosse team.
The game was one of four boys’ games and nine overall played in an event to raise awareness for three men’s cancers: Prostate, Colorectal and Testicular. Haverford’s head coach, John Nostrant (Baldwinsville), is a Prostate cancer survivor and a founder of the invitational.
The Edmonton Rush (9-6) overcame a slow start to keep the NLL regular season title within reach while putting the playoff hopes of the Rochester Knighthawks (7-8) on hold with a 14-10 home win at Rexall Place on Sunday afternoon.
This was my itinerary for the past week:
Mon – off
Tues – Canandaigua Academy at Fairport HS
Wed – SUNY Morrisville at SUNY Brockport / Penn Yan Academy at Victor HS
Thurs – Watertown IHC at Watertown HS
Friday – Corning HS at Ithaca HS
Sat – SUNY Brockport at SUNY Cortland
Six games in five days – no problem, right? Well, that’s what I thought, but read on . . .
Sophomore Katie Sullivan (Baldwinsville) netted six goals and senior Sarah Brown (West Genesee) scored one and handed out five assists to lead The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team to a 20-4 non-conference win Sunday afternoon over Hartwick College at Wright Stadium in Oneonta.
No. 5/6 Syracuse netted the first 12 goals of the game and went on to a 21-6 victory against Cincinnati on Sunday, April 14 in the Carrier Dome. The win extended the Orange's winning streak in BIG EAST regular-season play to 17, which is the longest in school history. The streak dates back to the 2011 campaign.
For the second straight year the Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team are the Western New York Athletic Conference champions after defeating Mercyhurst North East on Sunday and finishing a perfect 4-0 in conference play this season.
All it took was one heck of a halftime speech to pave Colgate's way into the Patriot League Tournament. Colgate exploded for four goals in the opening two minutes after intermission to spark a 10-goal second half that rallied the Raiders past Lafayette 14-10 here Saturday. With the victory, Colgate clinched its third straight Patriot League Tournament berth and eighth bid in the event's 10-year history.
If ever a “loss” proved satisfying in the long term, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team found it when it took mighty Jamesville-DeWitt to overtime on April 6. That 15-14 defeat, with its up-and-down style of play and neither side able to pull away in the latter stages, gave the Brothers a jolt of confidence that it used to win three times in a four-day span.
By now, the refrain is familiar in local Class A girls lacrosse circles – who, if anyone, could stand up to and take down West Genesee? Fayetteville-Manlius is among the teams eager to go after the reigning state Class A champions, and got a face-to-face encounter with the Wildcats last Tuesday night on the F-M home turf.
Fairport defeated home-standing West Genesee, 9-8 in overtime, when Jay Dahiener netted the game winner for the Red Raiders, who are now 5-0 on the season. The Wildcats slipped to 4-3 with the loss. Dahiener had a hat trick and two assists for Fairport, and Jack Shanna and Kacin Welch had two goals each. Ryan St. Croix and Tom Pritchard scored three goals for West Genesee. Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
I remember talking to then-Rutgers coach Jim Stagnitta before the 2003 NCAA Tournament. His team was hosting Georgetown in the first round and the Hoyas were without senior longstick middie Kyle Sweeney, one of the top players in the nation who had sustained a season-ending ankle injury. In the course of our interview Stagnitta mentioned Sweeney’s backup, sophomore Brodie Merrill, had a lot of the same skills as Sweeney but was bigger and stronger and thus might be considered better. Since it was a phone interview, Stagnitta didn’t see me roll my eyes.
Although the conditions felt more like football weather on Saturday, this didn’t damper the spirits of the Frontier League’s lacrosse teams competing in the Wounded Warrior Tournament. It was mission accomplished for the Frontier League in the fourth annual event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The circuit represented itself well by winning four of the five games on the day at Watertown High School.
Click on the picture to watch highlights from all three contests, plus learn a little more about the tournament itself and how it benefits members of the military. We've also posted video from William Smith's 17-6 win over Clarkson in women's college lacrosse, and from Clarkson losing a doubleheader in baseball to Union, 2-0, 3-2.
There were lots of games played in an around Section Five today. The day started with Mynderse beating Waterloo 8-6 and ended with an overtime win for Fairport, who defeated West Genesee 9-8. In between there were outmatched wins by Livonia, Geneva, Thomas, Penfield, Schroeder, Thunder and Canandaigua. Churchville-Chili had a close 8-7 win over Victor and Penn Yan lost a close one to Carthage.
Jay Dahiener scored a man up goal one minute and 30 seconds into the first overtime period to give No. 9 state-ranked Fairport a 9-8 victory over No. 16 state-ranked West Genesee in a non-league boys lacrosse game on Saturday.
The Lakers kept rolling Saturday, blanking Bishop Ludden 19-0 Saturday afternoon. All 19 goals came in the first half. Kyle Brown scored five goals four by All-American Connor Cannizzaro and four more by Ryan Cook in his first game of the season.
Desipte an early 5-4 lead for Saratoga, the Blue Streaks dropped an 8-7 overtime decision to Shaker in Suburban Council girls lacrosse on Saturday. Briana Sirianni and Hanna Wise each scored two goals for Saratoga.
Sophomore attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) scored a career-best five goals to lead the sixth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 23-2 win over Franklin Pierce University on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
No. 22 SUNY Geneseo (7-4, 1-3 SUNYAC) defeated the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (4-6, 1-3) 18-3 in a SUNYAC contest this afternoon. Emily Haggerty had a game-high five goals and one assist for the Blue Knights, while Katey Hart chipped in another four goals and a helper.
The 17th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (8-4, 2-1 Empire 8) trounced visiting St. John Fisher (8-4, 2-2 Empire 8), 11-3, Friday night at Higgins Stadium. Ithaca held the Cardinals to their fewest goals since falling 11-3 at Ithaca on March 21, 2007.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team lost to host and nationally-ranked No. 7 Stevens Institute of Technology 17-7 in Empire 8 Conference action at DeBaun Field on Saturday afternoon. UC's Trent Jacobs (Hogansburg, NY/Brewster Academy) led the way for the Pioneers with three goals and he now ranks second on the team with 26 points this season.
Long a club sport, boys and girls lacrosse, has been officially recognized by the Florida High School Athletic Association for just two years, leaving some public schools playing catch-up in finding qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The postseason begins Monday with district tournaments.
The Buffalo Bandits (6-9) outscored the Washington Stealth (8-7) by an 8-4 margin in the final quarter, and kept their playoff hopes with a 15-10 victory. The win snapped a six-game losing streak that dated back to March 1st.
Junior Derek Maltz scored with 10 seconds left to lift No. 8 Syracuse (9-2, 3-1 BIG EAST) to a 12-11 win against Rutgers (2-11, 0-5 BIG EAST) on Saturday, April 13 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange erased a five-goal deficit in the fourth quarter to extend its home winning streak to six games.
Colgate got its first win since March 23 on Saturday, knocking off Lafayette 14-10 in Easton, Pa., in a back-and-forth affair. Peter Baum, Eric Foote and Brendon McCann all tallied hat tricks to lead the Red Raiders attack. The Red Raiders also got a major boost from faceoff specialist Robert Grabher's 20-for-27 performance at the X.
Lyle (LaFayette) and Ty Thompson (Salmon River) combined for ten goals - scoring five each - to lead #12 UAlbany to a 21-11 win over Vermont in America East Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. The Great Danes, winners of five straight contests, improve to 9-3 on the season and move to 3-0, remaining the lone defeated team in league play. Vermont drops to 3-9 overall, and 0-3 in conference play.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up a 10-0 lead at the half and went on to defeat The College of Brockport, 17-2, Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Golden Eagles fell to 4-7 and 1-2.
Senior attacker Kelly Condon (Canandaigua) scored a career-high five goals to lead the seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-2 win over Saint Michael's College in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Sophomore Kevin O’Shea scored a hat trick and added two assists, guiding Hartford (6-5, 2-1 AE) to an 11-3 win over Binghamton in an America East conference game Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Junior attackmen Jake McHenry scored with 49 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to lift the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 9-8 ECAC Lacrosse League win at Bellarmine University this afternoon. McHenry buried a shot from right in front on the edge of the crease thanks to a feed from junior attackman Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt).
The William Smith College lacrosse team used an 11-0 run that carried over from the first half to the second to defeat Clarkson 17-6 in a Liberty League game played in Potsdam, N.Y., this afternoon. William Smith improved to 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Golden Knights are now 8-4 overall and 3-4 in the Liberty League.
In a match of the final two unbeaten teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) the Marist men’s lacrosse team used a seven-goal third quarter to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat Jacksonville 14-11 on Saturday.
The Canisius College men’s lacrosse team outscored Manhattan, 4-1, in the fourth quarter on Saturday to earn an 8-6 win at Gaelic Park. With the win, the Griffs improve to 2-8 on the season and even their MAAC record at 2-2, while the Jaspers drop to 3-10 and 0-4 in league play.
The Canisius College women’s lacrosse team cruised to its school-record ninth-straight victory with a 13-6 win at Fairfield on Saturday. The Griffs also clinched at least a share of their first MAAC regular-season title with the win, taking the crown away from the Stags, who had won each of the last five regular-season championships.
Army sophomore midfielder John Glesener (West Genesee) scored a game-high seven points on three goals and four assists while senior attackman Garrett Thul added four goals to lead the Black Knights to a 14-7 road victory over Navy in the 92nd meeting between the rivals. In a game aired live on CBS Sports Network, it marked an unprecedented fifth-straight star win in the storied series for Army.
Siena Lacrosse is once again heading to the MAAC Championships. The Saints scored six unanswered goals bridging the third and fourth quarters to rally from a three-goal second half deficit to defeat Detroit 13-10.
The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team held off visiting Elmira College, with a 9-8 victory, Saturday afternoon in their final Empire 8 home game of the season. This win improves the Saxons to 7-3 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Hamilton College’s Rachel Friedman '13 scored three goals and added one assist and the nationally ranked No. 16 Continentals topped Connecticut College 9-7 in a NESCAC game at Conn. College’s Silfen Field on April 13.
Visiting Nazareth built a first-quarter lead and never trailed Saturday in an Empire 8 Conference men's lacrosse game at Hartwick. The Golden Flyers prevailed 18-10 against the Hawks to improve to 8-4 overall and 3-0 in conference games.
The Geneseo men’s lacrosse team (5-4, 2-0 SUNYAC) remained unbeaten in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play, beating host Oswego (6-5, 1-3 SUNYAC) 14-6 Saturday. The Knights outscored the Lakers 7-1 in the second quarter to take an 8-2 lead into halftime.
Junior midfielder Ariana Parker notched her 100th career goal in the University at Albany’s win over UMBC, 9-6, on Saturday, April 13 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes move into second place and improve to 3-1 in America East Conference play, while the Retrievers fall to 2-2.
Sophomore Katie Sullivan (Baldwinsville) scored five times, freshman Hailey Boronczyk (Corcoran) added four goals and an assist as the younger players led The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team to a 22-16 victory over New Paltz Saturday in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game at New Paltz.
Fredonia State remained unbeaten with an 11-10 SUNYAC road win over the Oneonta Red Dragons in women's lacrosse. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 20 in the latest IWLCA's NCAA Division III poll, emerged from the see-saw contest at 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
Senior Melissa Leonhard (Penfield), playing in the final home game of her career, scored two goals in a nine-second span to snap a 4-4 tie late in the first half to help lift the St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team to a 12-8 win over visiting Nazareth College in a pivotal Empire 8 Conference matchup.
This weekend may be one that the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team's Class of 2013 won't forget. The Saints earned a Liberty League weekend sweep on Saturday afternoon behind an 11-10 win over Union College at Hall-Leet Stadium as the team celebrated its "Senior Day." Senior co-captain Brigid Hurley sparked the offense with a six-goal game, while fellow classmate Stephanie O'Rourke added two goals and an assist in the win which came on the heels of an 8-7 victory over William Smith on Friday.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team got its heart back Friday. Junior goalie Alyssa Costantino had missed the Orange's last two games after suffering facial injuries in a car accident on March 31. She had been rotating with sophomore Kelsey Richardson in the cage throughout the year after starting for SU last season.
With two Liberty League contests in as many days at Wachenheim Field this week, Skidmore women’s lacrosse was given a golden opportunity to rejoin the chase for a spot in the conference tournament. That search for momentum did not yield positive results Friday.
In an evenly played Liberty League contest played under a steady freezing drizzle at Hantz Turf Field on Friday afternoon, Union College was able to pull away from the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team in the second half to gain a 16-14 victory on the road.
Cascade & Maverik rep Ric Beardsley, who also is a 4X All-American and 2X National Champion Syracuse Defender, brings us along for the delivery of the new Cascade Matte Grey CPX-R helmets all the way to the Orange Locker Room. The helmets debuted in the Orange's victory against Princeton 4/6/13. (Video 4:19)
Cazenovia girls lacrosse coach Caitlin Byrne got her start in the sport playing for Westhill. On Friday, Byrne was on the visitors’ sideline of Westhill’s new turf field, looking to guide her Lakers to a victory against her alma mater. It wasn’t to be as Nicole Easterly, Maggie Tripodi and Emily Mizer scored three goals apiece with Easterly netting the game-winner with 35.1 seconds left to give the hosts a 10-9 victory, denying Byrne a victory on her old stomping grounds.
Last week, the Fulton boys varsity lacrosse won against Central Square but lost to Homer April 6th, a solid start along with six fourth-quarter goals helped Fulton to come away with a 12-6 win over Central Square.
When the national anthem plays before Hagerty's lacrosse games, Jake McCarthy and Katie Schwab feel the connection. McCarthy draws closer to his father, John (West Genesee), the man he so closely resembles — in looks, the way he talks and his mannerisms. Schwab can sense the presence of her mother, Linda, through the tattoo on her left shoulder blade or by simply looking skyward.
Be it the weather, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team — which rolled past Chittenango 21-2 — or its coach — who picked up career win No. 200 — it was cool and calm. “I didn’t even realize it until you said it,” Skaneateles head coach Bridget Marquardt said about the milestone win. “If I can get 201 on Monday that would be a big one. We need to keep winning and playing well. Right now the girls are playing really well.”
No. 5/6 Syracuse jumped out to an early lead and defeated rv/rv Louisville, 19-7, in its return home to the Carrier Dome on Friday, April 12. The Orange improved its record to 8-3 on the season and 4-0 in BIG EAST play, extending its BIG EAST regular-season winning streak to 16.
With its Ivy League postseason fate on the line, the Big Red women's lacrosse team stood up to the challenge and snapped a four-game losing streak in the process. Cornell took over fourth place in the Ivy League with a 9-7 win over Brown at Schoellkopf Field on Friday afternoon and now holds the crucial head-to-head victory over the Bears.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team scored its biggest win of the 2013 campaign on Friday afternoon, as the Saints defeated William Smith College by the score of 8-7 on a cold, rainy afternoon in Canton, NY. First-year student Michaela Maybee scored two goals while sophomore goalie Adden Cunningham delivered a brilliant performance in net to knock the Herons from atop the Liberty League standings.
Junior attack Katie Ferris (Carthage) scored six second half goals, including four consecutive, to lead the No. 13 UMass women's lacrosse team past Temple 12-10 on Friday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium. Ferris posted an assist in the first 10 minutes of play to break the previous career points record at UMass and finished the game with seven points giving her 233 for her career.
During my career at Syracuse University, I had the opportunity to play alongside some exceptionally talented players. In my four years, I came across a unique few I always refer to as the “game changers.” These were the ones who took me under their wings — the ones who taught me more about myself as a player than I probably knew at the time; the teammates who I looked up to and I strived to be.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will travel to Bellarmine University for a key ECAC Lacrosse League game on Saturday, April 13. The opening faceoff at the Knights' Owsley B. Frazier Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Winners of four straight and seven of its last eight, the University at Albany (8-3, 2-0 America East) hits the road for three of the final four games, beginning with Vermont (3-8, 0-2 America East) on Saturday, April 13 at Virtue Field. Game is slated for 1 p.m.
The University at Albany (7-4, 2-1 America East) hosts UMBC (8-4, 2-1 America East) for second place in the America East Conference standings on Saturday, April 13 at John Fallon Field. The all-time series is even at 6-6.
The 2013 men's lacrosse conference season hits its midway point as three crucial America East contests, two of which feature teams that are 1-1 in league play, take place on Saturday. At 1 p.m., Vermont hosts 12-ranked Albany and Binghamton welcomes Hartford while Stony Brook entertains UMBC at 4 p.m.
Post-Standard lacrosse writer Zach Brown makes a good point in the article linked above that Syracuse's two losses at the time looked bad, (Albany and Villanova), but Albany has since moved into the rankings (No.12) and Villanova sits on top of the Big East standings.
The Rochester Rattlers will officially start their 2013 MLL season with a two-day team training camp this weekend at the University of Albany. Although no current draft picks will be present at the camp, the Rattlers expect to welcome back key anchors from last years team, as well as new acquisitions made in the offseason.
After the Boston Cannons, Chesapeake Bayhawks and New York Lizards opened camp last weekend, seven of the eight MLL teams will be active this weekend with training sessions, physicals and everything that goes with preparing for the 2013 MLL season.
The team still plans to salute and honor 3-year-old cancer survivor William Relyea before the game. The youngster, who lives near the school with his mother and brother, will come out before the game with the Baldwinsville team, and he'll help start the game.
Fairport advanced to the Class A boys lacrosse state tournament semifinals before it lost a game last season. Penn Yan finished one win away from its second state championship. Teams with that kind of success tend to take a step back the following season, usually after graduations reshape the roster.
Every Friday, like clockwork, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team goes through a stick check, and according to head coach Chris Kenneally, his teams have never been flagged for an illegal stick penalty in 40 years on the sidelines.
The blustery weather on Thursday night didn’t deter the Immaculate Heart Central boys lacrosse team. Matt Moran scored five goals and Nick Koelmel tallied three goals as the Cavaliers rallied past city rival Watertown to post a 13-11 triumph in a Frontier League “A” Division game at Watertown High School.
Andy Reed has preached team chemistry all season, but for three of his players on the East Syracuse- Minoa girls’ lacrosse team, that fluency is already learned, if not inborn. Hosting Mexico on Thursday night, Sam Dooling and Nicole DeVona combined for 14 points in the Spartans’ 12-10 victory over the Tigers.
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls varsity lacrosse team used scoring streaks by three different players to out-pace visiting Bethlehem Central and even its Suburban Council record with a 12-7 cold weather win at home.
John Desko used the word "scary" three times to describe the Syracuse men's lacrosse team's matchup with Rutgers on Saturday. Scary because the Scarlet Knights excel at the faceoff X, an area the Orange has had trouble in. Even scarier considering their faceoff specialist Joseph Nardella is a Cazenovia graduate and has extra incentive in a homecoming trip to the Carrier Dome.
No. 8 Syracuse (8-2, 2-1 BIG EAST) puts its five-game home winning streak on the line Saturday, April 13 when its hosts Rutgers (2-10, 0-4 BIG EAST) at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange is coming off one of its biggest wins of the season, having beaten No. 2 Cornell, 13-12, on Wednesday. The Scarlet Knights also played a midweek game, losing 13-8 to Princeton.
#8 Syracuse (8-2, 2-1 BIG EAST) vs. Rutgers (2-10, 0-4 BIG EAST)
How do you keep a team motivated during a roller coaster season? The highs have been extremely high and the valleys have been dangerously low, but how do you keep going? That’s the question facing coach Jenny Graap as the reeling Cornell women’s lacrosse team hosts Ivy League rival Brown at 4 p.m. Friday at Schoellkopf Field. (with video 1:07)
The Binghamton University Athlete of the Week is men's lacrosse player Matt Springer. Springer scored six goals in the 14-13 OT win over Stony Brook this past weekend. He tied his career-high in goals which was set back in 2010 against the Villanova Wildcats. Springer now has 81 career goals and is just two points shy of becoming the second player to join the 100-point club at Binghamton.
After winning its America East opener against Vermont, the Binghamton women’s lacrosse team has lost two straight, falling to UMBC on April 3 before dropping a 13-12 heartbreaker to New Hampshire last Saturday. The Bearcats (2-8, 1-2 America East) will look to buck the losing trend when they visit Boston University this weekend.
The Rochester Knighthawks (6-7) finish their stretch of four games in nine days with consecutive games in Alberta. On Saturday, April 13th at 9:00 p.m., the Knighthawks take on the Calgary Roughnecks (8-6). On Sunday, April 14th at 4:00 p.m., they travel to Edmonton to battle the Rush (8-6).
Watch all five National Lacrosse League games live this weekend, starting with the Toronto Rock at Philadelphia Wings on CBS Sports Network on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET, as every team battles for playoff position in Week #15 with just two weeks left in the 2013 NLL regular season.
No. 1 OCC extended its record-setting win streak to 62 games Wednesday, disposing of Broome Community College 30-3 at Murphy Field. The 27-goal win was the Lazers' third-largest margin of victory this season. They are now beating opponents by an average of 20.6 goals per contest.
Eleven different players scored goals as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Catholic University, 18-9, in non-conference action Thursday afternoon at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. The Red Dragons won their eighth consecutive game and improved to 11-1 on the season, while the Cardinals had a three-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 6-6.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team will play at Geneseo on Wednesday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in a makeup game of the contest postponed April 10. In addition, Cortland's game at Nazareth on Tuesday, April 16, has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced yet for that game.
Hamilton College’s Connor Morgan '15 scored a career-high five goals and added an assist, and the Continentals edged Skidmore College 13-11 in a non-conference game at Hamilton’s Steuben Field on April 10.
During the preseason, if some Miss Cleo-like prophet had told me that in mid-April Syracuse would be 8-2 with wins over Virginia, Hopkins, Princeton and Cornell, I would have probably called them crazy and tried another 1-800 number.
The No. 18 Big Red women's lacrosse team is back to the friendly confines of Schoellkopf Field on Friday for its most important game of the season against Ivy League rival Brown. Both teams have their eyes on the Ivy League Tournament, and both teams' postseason fate likely rides on this contest. The teams will begin play at 4 p.m.
No. 5/6 Syracusereturns home after a four-game road trip to face rv/rv Louisville on Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. The Orange is 7-3 on the season and 3-0 in BIG EAST play as it looks to extend its 15-game conference regular-season winning streak against the Cardinals. Admission to the game is free of charge.
Syracuse junior midfielder Scott Loy had X-rays on his left leg this morning that came back negative. Although there are no broken bones, coach John Desko said the midfielder's availability for Saturday's game against Rutgers would depend on how Loy did in practice Friday.
In order for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse to get full value out of next Monday night’s big game at Marcellus, it first needed to pass two other tests against key league rivals and fellow Class C title contenders. The first of those tests came last Monday, at Westhill, in a game that was even at halftime before the Lakers took full command in the second half to fly past the Warriors 14-6.
Ben DeLuca knew his Cornell defense would have a tough time against Syracuse. The Big Red came in allowing just eight goals per game, good for 10th in the country, but the coach knew the Orange provided a difficult matchup. In the end, the defense ultimately cost Cornell a victory.
LaxPower Photos by Rich Barnes
In a game that the Syracuse men's lacrosse defense controlled for the final three quarters, it was the crossbar that made the final decisive stop. Coming out of a timeout with 27 seconds left, Cornell put the ball in Connor English's stick down by one. The senior blew past SU's Matt Pratt all the way to the crease on the restart. He beat goalie Dominic Lamolinara with a high shot, but it was inches too high.
Midfielder Shelby Vakiener (Fairport) scored a RIT(8-4, 3-2 Liberty League) program record nine goals, including the game-winner with :33 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Tigers a 14-13 victory over the University of Rochester (2-8, 1-4 Liberty League) in Liberty League action from Edwin Fauver Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Senior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) and freshman attacker Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) each recorded five points to lead the seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 11-7 win at Merrimack College on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Martone-Mejail Field.
Zed Williams had just one goal Tuesday afternoon. But it was about as big as it could be. Williams, the standout senior headed to the University of Virginia, scored with 2:49 left to give Silver Creek an 11-10 Class C victory at Eden.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team earned its most lopsided victory of the season Wednesday night by defeating host Houghton College 23-1. UC improved to 7-3 overall headed into a key showdown with conference foe and nationally-ranked No. 7 Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday (1 p.m.) in Hoboken, N.J. Utica now needs just one more win to tie the school-record for wins in a single season (also tied the school-record with eight wins last year).
On a foggy, rainy afternoon, the No. 5 RIT men's lacrosse team defeated No. 17 Ithaca College, 13-6. The Tigers scored eight straight first-half goals to build the lead, beating the Bombers for the fifth straight time. Kyle Aquin and Allister Warren each had four goals each to pace the Tigers.
Senior attackman Kyle Nicholas (Westhill) buried a pass from senior midfielder Pat Morrill to give the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (5-3, 1-1 SUNYAC) an 11-10 double-overtime victory over Oswego State (6-4, 1-2). Nicholas had three goals to lead the Bears and senior captain Rob Kunz added two goals and an assist. Sophomore midfielder Jimmy Cordon led the Lakers with four goals on the night.
The Watertown girls lacrosse team possessed the ball for more than four minutes to finish the game and seal an 11-10 Frontier League victory over South Jefferson on a cold and rainy Wednesday evening at Watertown High School.
In a battle for Central New York lacrosse bragging rights, No. 8 Syracuse (8-2) rebounded from an early four-goal deficit to upset No. 2 Cornell, 13-12, on Wednesday, April 10 at Carrier Dome. The Orange rallied behind its first midfield line which combined for 11 points against the Big Red (10-2).
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Senior Jesse Elliott (Shenendehowa) scored six goals and handed out two behind-the-back assists for an eight-point day propelling The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team to a 15-5 victory over Morrisville Wednesday in a non-conference game that was delayed 30 minutes due to a lightning strike just before the opening face-off of the contest on Bob Boozer Field at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium in Brockport.
Cortland's men's lacrosse game at Geneseo on Wednesday, April 10, was postponed when lightning forced a stoppage during warmups. More lightning and rain was forecasted for the area, so the decision was made to not start the contest. A makeup date will be announced.
SUNY Cortland junior attack Cody Consul (Webster/Webster Schroeder) and senior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) have both be recognized by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for their outstanding performances during the week ending April 7. Consul was honored as SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week and Kaminski receives Goalie of the Week recognition.
In lacrosse, coach Scott Marr and the Albany Great Danes have used the Phoenix Suns-style run-and-gun offense for years. Scott Marr, a native of Yorktown, N.Y., has attributed parts of his scheme to Yorktown’s legendary coach, Jim Turnbull.
Michelle Tumolo could not help but smile. After Northwestern took her completely out of the game by face-guarding the Syracuse women's lacrosse senior attack, freshman Kayla Treanor told her it did not look like much fun. "Just wait until your turn," Tumolo responded with a grin on her face. "You just wait."
With the NJCAA Championships taking place on May 11th and 12th, we’ve reached the final month of JuCo Lacrosse for 2013. The five regions are starting to get sorted out, and an at-large is on the line for everyone else. Six teams enter, One team leaves… as champions!
On a cold, rainy night, nothing could cool down the Red Raiders Men’s Lacrosse team as they beat Canandaigua 18-7. Led by four goals apiece by juniors Justin Kesselring and Dan McAvoy, the Red Raiders improved to 4-0 on the season.
In their latest chapter of a neighborhood rivalry, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls lacrosse teams battled it out on even terms for long periods of time, a charge from one side met a charge from the other side.
One of the most repeated adages by lacrosse players and coaches is that the sport is a game of runs. One such spurt proved pivotal Tuesday, when Shenendehowa used an 8-0 surge against homestanding Ballston Spa, breaking a 5-5 tie and emerging with a 13-6 win in the process.
When he was a freshman in high school, Colton-Pierrepont’s Craig Miller was handed a goalie stick by boys lacrosse coach Jim Nee. According to Miller, Nee’s logic was that Miller was goalie on the boys soccer team so they might as well see how he performed as a goalie in lacrosse.
The next high school to be featured on ILGear.com is the Niskayuna Silver Warriors, a Class A powerhouse out of New York's Section II, which encompasses the Capital Region — that's the Albany area for all of you out-of-staters.
The defending National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks can lock up a playoff spot this weekend. Rochester (6-7) can clinch a playoff berth with one win AND a Buffalo loss to Washington. The Knighthawks can also clinch a first-round home playoff game with two wins OR with one win AND a Buffalo loss to Washington AND a Toronto win over Philadelphia.
On so many levels, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team's 7-6 overtime victory over Liverpool Tuesday night at LHS Stadium was special. First of all, it was the fact that the Bees defeated the reigning Section III Class A champions. Adding to it was having B'ville get the best of one of its most famous alums, Mike Felice, who is the Warriors' head coach.
Vacation week is over and the teams of Section Five were ready to play [Tuesday] as twenty-eight teams suited up. There were many lop-sided games among the mix including shutouts for Mynderse (11-0 over Midlakes) and Churchville-Chili (15-0 over Eastridge). There were close ones as well . . .
A scoreless second half caused Saratoga to drop its Capital District League girls lacrosse game to Niskayuna 9-5 on Tuesday. Though the Blue Streaks had a 5-4 lead at halftime, Niskayuna scored five unanswered goals in the second half.
One of the most repeated adages by lacrosse players and coaches is that the sport is a game of runs. One such spurt proved pivotal Tuesday, when Shenendehowa used an 8-0 surge against homestanding Ballston Spa, breaking a 5-5 tie and emerging with a 13-6 win in the process.
Kelly McGill had four goals and an assist and Alexis Garbarino also scored four times as visiting Maine-Endwell held off a late Chenango Forks charge to win the Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse match, 16-13, Tuesday.
The game still haunts Brian Megill. He did not expect to have to cover Rob Pannell back in 2011. That was supposed to be John Lade's job. But the senior defenseman got hurt, so Pannell became Megill's responsibility.
"It's the battle of upstate, and it's a great game every time you play them," Orange senior JoJo Marasco said. "I think it's going to add a little bit more now that we're both top 10 teams. It's going to be a statement game for both of us."
Sophomore Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) scored one minute, 11 seconds into the first of two mandatory three-minute segments of the first overtime and the goal held up as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team earned a 12-11 come-from-behind win at The College of Brockport Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC action.
Sarah Kirchberger (Buffalo, NY/West Seneca West) netted a game-high four goals to help propel Buffalo State (7-5/2-2) to a 17-10 win over visiting Oswego (4-6/1-2) in a SUNYAC game this afternoon at Coyer Field.
Hamilton College’s Emily Brodsky '14 tied a career high with four goals and the nationally ranked No. 16 Continentals breezed to a 16-7 non-conference win over Skidmore College at Hamilton’s Steuben Field on April 9.
The Herkimer County Community College Generals squeezed out a narrow win against Jefferson Community College at Wehrum Stadium Saturday. They could not do the same Sunday against New Jersey’s Union County College.
The SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse team picked up a 16-10 victory against visiting SUNY Potsdam today in their first of five consecutive home games. Sophomore Jillian Donodeo (Holbrook/Sachem East) led the attack with five goals, as the Red Dragons raised its overall record to 6-5 and are now 2-2 in the SUNYAC.
The Buffalo Bandits of 1993 were the perfect team. It was 20 years ago today that the Bandits completed the only undefeated season in the history of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, which became the National Lacrosse League in 1997. Buffalo defeated Philadelphia in a classic championship game, 13-12, in Memorial Auditorium on April 10, 1993, to finish 10-0.
The National Lacrosse League has announced updated playoff scenarios entering Week #15 of the 16-week NLL regular season. The Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush, Toronto Rock and Washington Stealth have already clinched playoff berths while the Colorado Mammoth, Minnesota Swarm, Philadelphia Wings and Rochester Knighthawks all have the opportunity to secure their spot in the postseason this weekend.
The No. 2 Big Red men's lacrosse team will travel up Interstate 81 to take on No. 8 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. The game can be seen by a nationwide audience on ESPNU. Eamon McAnaney will be on the play-by-play with Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra providing the analysis.
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No. 8 Syracuse (7-2) faces its second straight Ivy League foe on Wednesday, April 10 when it hosts No. 2 Cornell (10-1) for a 6 p.m. contest at the Carrier Dome. It's the first of three consecutive home games for the Orange over the next week and a renewal of the fourth-longest rivalry in college lacrosse.
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The seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team got goals from seven different players en route to a 13-7 win over Assumption College on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Multi-Sport Stadium.
Red shirt junior attack Matt Springer was named America East Co-Player of the Week alongside UMBC’s Scott Jones Monday afternoon by the conference. Springer scored a career-high tying six goals in the thrilling 14-13 OT win over Stony Brook this past Saturday.
RPI stands for Ratings Percentage Index, and is used to rank sports teams based upon a team's wins and losses and its strength of schedule. The formula comprises a team's winning percentage, the winning percentage of that team's opponents, and their opponents' opponents.
Two of the four berths in the 2013 Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament have been sewn up with two weekends of League play remaining. The remaining two bids are still up for grabs, and mathematically the other five schools are still eligible for the postseason, though some need more help than others.
It takes a team to snap a streak. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse – it did. Unfortunately, Saturday’s game in Minnesota will go into the Bandits franchise record books but you’ll have to go look for it – if you really want to. It’s just not right.
College lacrosse fans cannot ask for much more in one game. Two top 10 rivals separated by just an hour's drive are set to do battle in a nationally televised contest. Cornell is looking for its third straight win over the Orange, something the Big Red has not accomplished since it beat SU 12 straight times from 1966 to 1979.
Actually, there were two rematches of 2012 Section III Class A title games last Thursday afternoon, one for each gender. Just before the boys Warriors topped West Genesee again, the girls Warriors were at Camillus, looking to even things up with the reigning state Class A champions – but unable to do so, falling in an 11-4 decision.
The 13th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (6-4, 3-0 Empire 8) won its second Empire 8 game in as many days with a 15-9 victory at St. John Fisher (8-3, 2-1 Empire 8) Sunday afternoon at Growney Stadium.
What a difference a week makes. All of the movement in last week's Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20 has been replaced with peace and stability. Maryland and Cornell remain 1-2, and only Johns Hopkins falls from the top ten, replaced by Bucknell, moving up to #9 from #11.
Last year he was named to the second team all league team (Finger Lakes) and the Daily Messenger All-Star team (HM). He played on the Nike Upstate Rising Sophomore in 2011. Last summer he attended the 205 Camp and last fall started playing for the SweetLax Club Team and played in the fall UpLax tournament.
Measuring Stick. A term used in sports to give one an opportunity to compare. In past years the term was specifically used by Florida lacrosse teams as a given. How do we compare to programs from the traditional lacrosse regions? It’s a sign of how far Florida has come that the term is no longer used by our top programs. It’s been replaced, at least Friday night, by the term ‘disappointing result’. St. Andrew’s probably felt that this was one they should have won.
For the fourth time in his career and second time this season, Steve Mock has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, after having a hand in half of the Big Red's goals in a 14-12 victory over Harvard on Saturday. The senior attackman shares the award with Yale's sophomore midfielder Colin Flaherty.
Another nine-point performance this season by senior attack Rachael Burek garners the America East Player of the Week, which was voted on by the conference office. Burek earned Player of the Week honors when she recorded nine points against the Bryant Bulldogs on Saturday, Mar. 2.
Syracuse senior Becca Block and freshman Kayla Treanor have been recognized by the BIG EAST Conference for their performances in the Orange's two victories last week. Block is the league's Defensive Player of the Week, while Treanor is the Offensive Player of the Week.
Syracuse redshirt sophomore midfielder Henry Schoonmaker was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday, April 8. Schoonmaker earned the honor for six-point effort in the Orange's 13-12 win at Princeton Saturday.
Le Moyne College junior midfielder Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Greco played a pivotal role in Oswego State knocking off previously No. 19 Geneseo in a 13-12 overtime decision. She finished the game with 13 saves and six groundballs against the Blue Devils. Greco made four pivotal saves, including two on free-position shots, in overtime. She later made 13 saves against fourth-ranked Cortland in a losing effort.
Use the selectors at the top to change from men's to women's listings (or vice versa) or to list all awards for one conference or for one week. Awards from recent past years are available as well. The dates shown are the Monday following the week of competition on which the awards are based and thus coincide approximately with when the awards are made.
Cortland is the unanimous No. 1 selection and sits undefeated, with Dickinson at No. 2. This week, Cabrini enters the Top 10, tied with Washington & Lee at the No. 8 spot, and Lynchburg falls out to No. 11.
Mercyhurst earned a dramatic win this weekend and remains No. 1 in the USILA Division II Coaches Poll for Week 7. Adelphi — also undefeated — earned two first-place votes and is right behind the Lakers. Limestone and Merrimack remain at the No. 3 and No. 4 spot, and LeMoyne and LIU Post flip-flopped.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team pulled out a thrilling 13-12 win over No. 7 Princeton Saturday in the Orange's toughest road test of the season. Sophomore Henry Schoonmaker had a breakout performance with a career-high six points and also came up with four ground balls on faceoffs playing on the wing.
Bates College’s Rob Highland scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:29 left in the fourth quarter, and lifted the Bobcats to a 7-6 NESCAC win against Hamilton College at Bates’ Garcelon Field on April 6.
In the second installment of our weekly Google Hangout series (Princeton's Ryan Boyle kicked things off last week), we keep it in the Ivy League with Cornell-grad Max Seibald in advance of both Wednesday night's 6 p.m., live ESPNU showdown between Cornell and Syracuse, and the Big Red's April 27 Konica Minolta Big City Classic matchup with Princeton at MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, N.J.
Ten different players scored goals for host Nazareth Sunday as the Golden Flyers outscored Utica in an Empire 8 Conference women's lacrosse game, 12-5. The victory evened the Golden Flyers' overall record at 5-5 and boosted their conference record to 2-1. Utica is 6-3 overall and 1-2 in conference games.
The Potsdam women's lacrosse team (4-4) ran past North Country rival SUNY Canton (4-4) 18-7 in a nonconference match up this afternoon. The Potsdam offense was led by sophomore Bailey Weigel and freshman Bri McClusky, who each totaled seven points in the contest. Sophomore midfielder Tressa Goolden led the Kangaroos with three goals and two assists.
Joey Kramer (Shenendehowa) scored his 100th-career goal at the 2:24 mark of overtime to give the Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team an 11-10 overtime win at Oswego State in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest Saturday afternoon.
What a week! Mother Nature seems to have hibernated for the first few weeks of spring, and many in CNY had to dig out the snow shovels they had just put away. Lacrosse games got postponed or moved, and in some cases, they were played in harsh, white-out conditions.
Ah, spring indeed!
It would be hard to call Wednesday's game against Canandaigua (N.Y.) Academy a grudge match for the No. 1 McDonogh girls lacrosse team. None of the current Eagles players were on the squad that fell to Candandaigua four years ago — the last time the Eagles lost. Still, these Eagles badly wanted to beat Canandaigua, and they did, 19-5, to run their winning streak to 77 games.
Junior Michael Antinozzi netted the game-winner with 1:06 remaining in the first overtime period, lifting Binghamton to a heart pumping 14-13 victory over Stony Brook Saturday afternoon from LaValle Stadium.
Freshman John Countryman (Queensbury, NY/Queensbury) scored his second goal of the game 1:51 into overtime to lead The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team to a 10-9 victory Saturday afternoon over Potsdam in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Potsdam.
No. 5/8 Syracuse scored the final four goals of the game to come back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Rutgers 10-8 on Sunday, April 7 in Piscataway, N.J. With the victory, the Orange extends its BIG EAST regular-season winning streak to 15 games.
The Rochester Knighthawks closed the home portion of their schedule with a 14-7 win over the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday night at The Blue Cross Arena. For the second consecutive week, Rochester’s defense, led by goaltender Matt Vinc, held their opponent to single digits. In fact, the combined 15 goals allowed in the past two games are the Knighthawks’ fewest in a two-game span in 2013.
20th-ranked University at Albany men’s lacrosse used 10 different goal scorers in the rout over Hartford, 24-11, on Sunday, April 7 at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes have won four straight and improve to 2-0 in America East Conference play, while the Hawks fall to 1-1.
Albany last played in the NCAA tournament in 2007. That drought may end this spring. The No. 19 Great Danes improved to 7-3 after edging No. 12 Johns Hopkins, 10-9, at Homewood Field in Baltimore Friday night. Already 1-0 in the America East, they warrant consideration as the favorite to win the conference tournament and earn the automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament. But even if an upset were to occur, Albany may have moved closer to getting an at-large berth courtesy of wins against No. 9 Syracuse and the Blue Jays.
Princeton led 12-10 in the final quarter, but Syracuse staged a three-goal rally to take a 13-12 victory on Saturday evening in front of 4,610 fans at Princeton Stadium. Henry Schoonmaker scored four times and added two assists for the Orange, who have defeated three top-10 opponents and are now 7-2 on the season. Jeff Frocaro scored four goals for the Tigers and also won 3 of 4 face-offs, but Syracuse won 18 of 29 face-offs on the day. Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
Chase Bailey scored three times to propel No. 11 Bucknell to a hard-fought 9-8 victory over Army (6-4, 2-2 Patriot) on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights led 5-3 at the half, but the Bison surged ahead with a big third quarter. Garrett Thul's three goals and Will Mazzone's pair paced the Army offense. David Dickson contributed two goals and an assist and Kyle Feeney made 11 saves for Bucknell (10-2, 4-0 Patriot). Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
In part one of this lively local rivalry, the East Syracuse-Minoa girls lacrosse team got the better of Jamesville-DeWitt. The Spartans and Red Rams got together on a sunny Saturday afternoon – and though it was J-D’s home opener, it was ESM emerging on top in an 8-6 decision.
The Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team is ranked fourth in Division I. So you might think the main factor in Mary Rahal’s decision to commit to the Orange was the fact they have such a strong thing. That’s not quite true, actually. Let the sophomore midfielder from upstate Queensbury High School explain. “They don’t act like a team, they act like a family and that is what makes them such a great all-around team,” Rahal said.
The Buffalo Bandits went into Minnesota looking for an end to their woes. Instead, they were handed their worst loss of the season by the Swarm (6-7). They were outscored 18-4 through the final three quarters, and 11-2 in the second half en route to a 21-7 loss. The Swarm broke a franchise record for goals in a game they set last week when they beat the Wings 20-11.
Late in the fourth quarter of the best game of his young career, Henry Schoonmaker needed a break. After the redshirt freshman poked the ball free on a faceoff to get the Syracuse men's lacrosse team possession, he scored the tying goal and scooped up the ground ball on the ensuing faceoff to give the Orange a chance to take the lead.
JD Recor (Marist) had four goals and five assists while Connor Fields (Albany) added four goals and three assists and Adam Dimillo (Maryland) had two goals and three assists while Jackson Brown had 16 saves as the Tigers opened their season with an impressive victory in Boca Raton.
Cornell senior midfielder Max Van Bourgondien registered a natural hat trick in the final 3:29 of the contest, as the No. 2 Big Red men's lacrosse team scored the final five goals of the game to comeback and defeat Harvard, 14-12, this afternoon in Cambridge, Mass. Steve Mock led Cornell with six goals, including two in the decisive fourth quarter.
William Smith College sophomore Katie Sipple and first-year Hannah Connolly each produced seven points as the Herons defeated RIT 16-8 in a Liberty League contest played today on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team broke open a tight game at the half by outscoring Oneonta, 9-3, over the final 30 minutes to earn a 13-6 road conference win Saturday afternoon. The visiting Red Dragons improved to 10-0 overall and 2-0 in the SUNYAC, while the host Red Dragons dropped to 2-8 and 0-2.
Junior midfielder Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) scored a career-best five goals to lead the seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 18-9 win over ninth-ranked Stonehill College on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
Saturday's performance may not have totally erased the memory of last season's MAAC Championship Game, but it certainly took some of the sting away. Ten Saints scored and seven posted multi-point games as Siena annihilated defending MAAC Champion Canisius 16-6 in Buffalo.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team jumped out to a 10-2 lead at halftime and never looked back as the Pioneers topped visiting Alfred University, 13-5, in Empire 8 Conference action on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Saturday. The Pioneers, winners of three in a row for the first time this season including two in the Empire 8, improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Freshman Trent Jacobs (Hogansburg, NY/Brewster Academy) netted a career-high four goals, while senior Ben Winkler (Rodman, NY/IHC) chipped in with three goals and two assists for Utica.
Senior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) scored a game-high five goals and added an assist to lead the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 15-5 victory versus Oswego Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Lakers fell to 4-5 and 1-2.
The #2 Adelphi University men's lacrosse team played host to the #5 Dolphins of Le Moyne College in a Northeast-10 Conference contest on Saturday afternoon on Motamed Field. The Panthers went on a six-goal run that spanned three periods, but needed an extra 1:59 in overtime to get the job done.
In a heated rematch of last season's Patriot League championship, #19 Lehigh and Colgate combined for 23 goals and 20 penalties, but it was the Mountain Hawks who came up big when it mattered most. Lehigh broke an 8-8 tie after three quarters, outscoring Colgate 5-2 in the fourth for a big 13-10 win on Saturday in Goodman Stadium.
Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) had seven assists, Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) and Ciara McKeon (Westhampton, NY/Westhampton Beach) each scored three goals leading The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team to a convincing 21-5 victory over Potsdam Saturday in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Potsdam.
Thanks in large part to a 37-25 advantage in groundballs and a strong defensive effort, the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team allowed only one goal in the final 35 minutes and came from behind to claim a 8-6 Liberty League win over Union College Saturday afternoon. The Golden Knights improved to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the Liberty League with the victory, while Union fell to 5-4 and 0-2. The Golden Knights will play at St. Lawrence on Wednesday before returning home for a match up against Skidmore College next Saturday.
Junior Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON/Genesee Community College) scored four goals with four assists and sophomores Anthony Luppino (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan), Cory Gray (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) and James Voigt (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan) each scored three goals as Keuka College’s men’s lacrosse team defeated SUNY Cobleskill 20-5 Saturday afternoon.
The Keuka College women’s lacrosse team saw 11 different student-athletes score goals Saturday afternoon as the Storm won their North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener, 19-5 over host Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pa.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team opened the game with a 5-0 run and never looked back, as the Cardinals cruised to 13-4 win over visiting Utica College on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Fisher improves to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the Empire 8 Conference, while the Pioneers, who are enjoying the best start to a season in their program's history, fall to 6-2, 1-1.
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team suffered its first Empire 8 Conference loss of the year on Saturday, losing 10-8 to No. 8 Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. With the loss, Fisher falls to 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the Empire 8, while the Ducks improve to 8-2, 2-0.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse program, in conjunction with the Orange Club, will host a reception on Friday, April 12 to celebrate the team's recent success and unveil the new locker room renovations. "Sticking Together: A Night of Women's Lacrosse" will be held in Club 4.4 in the Carrier Dome following the Orange's game against Louisville.
The Big Green defense was stifling most of the afternoon, and Cornell was unable to get many quality attempts on goal. Big Green goalie Kristen Giovanniello made 10 saves, and Cornell did not reach double digit goals for the first time all season.
In a game when neither team led by more than two goals, it seemed fitting that the action would go down to the wire. That it did as visiting No. 11/13 Bucknell edged Army, 9-8, on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights had the ball over the final 1:41, but the equalizer would not come as Army dropped to 6-4 on the season and 2-2 in Patriot League play.
Hobart College junior goalie Peter Zonino made 15 saves and scooped up a team-high six ground balls, but 15th-ranked Ohio State University posted a 10-6 ECAC Lacrosse League victory at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this afternoon.
During a pre-game celebration both Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt celebrated their shared team state ice hockey title. During their non-league boys lacrosse game afterwards teams continue sharing the lead with each other, nine times in fact before the visiting Red Rams won 15-14 in overtime.
Freshman goalie Blaze Riorden (Fairport) had his best game of his short career, recording 20 saves to lead No. 20 University at Albany past No. 10 Johns Hopkins, 10-9, on Friday, April 5 at Homewood Field. The Great Danes have become road warriors having beaten both Syracuse and Johns Hopkins on the road in the same season for the first time since 2002.
It's been 11-straight years and Bridget Marquardt expects to keep her streak alive. Having guided her team to the sectional finals each year she's been at the helm, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse coach doesn't feel the pressure for a repeat performance though. "I don't know any different," Marquart said. "I wouldn't know what to do if we didn't."
“We’re sick of being just outside and looking in,” said Kristin St. Hilaire, now in her sixth season as head coach of the Pioneers and anxious to crack into the top four and play in the postseason. “We want to get there, and do good things when we get there.”
There has been nothing pretty about Rochester’s defense of its National Lacrosse League championship as the Knighthawks have been dogged by inconsistency throughout 2013. But here’s the thing: In a league where eight of the nine teams make the playoffs, the Knighthawks — despite their 5-6 record which includes a gruesome 2-5 mark at home — are not only in the thick of the playoff chase, they can clinch a berth this weekend.
The Buffalo Bandits (5-8) are still looking for answers, and a win, as they have dropped five straight games and have dropped to the bottom of the East Division standings. They are coming off a listless 18-11 loss at the hands of the Toronto Rock. They will have a challenge in front of them, as they travel to the Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Swarm (5-7). The Swarm have won two games in a row, and are coming off of a 20-11 win over the Philadelphia Wings.
William Smith College senior Kathleen Ragan notched a game-high seven points on six goals and an assist to lead the Herons to a 16-12 win over visiting Rochester in a Liberty League game played this afternoon on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
Junior Alyssa Murray recorded seven points to lead No. 5/8 Syracuse to a 19-7 victory at Villanova on Friday, April 5. The Orange has now won 14 consecutive BIG EAST regular-season games, dating back to the 2011 season.
One of the reasons for the annual success of the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team is its willingness to travel out of Central New York in order to find interesting competition and help the players bond on and off the field.
Lacrosse teams in Central New York have teamed up to make a difference in finishing the fight against cancer the weeks of April 13-27 by dedicating their matches to the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer. Boys and Girls Section III teams of all levels will be raising funds and awareness for the fight before and during their games.
Last week I wrote about our resident Long Islanders on the team. Long story short, I haven't received a swirly like that since middle school. Apparently talking about cannolis and pasta doesn't go over too well with a bunch of Long Island Irish-Italians. They take that stuff pretty serious. Who would've guessed...
"Derek went to traditional this year with the new rules," Steve says. "He's really particular about the way ball sits and without the 'U' this year, he was looking for something that works best with his shot. He couldn't get the release he was looking for, but traditional was the answer."
The William Smith College lacrosse team will play two Liberty League games on Boswell Field this weekend. The Herons return from six straight games on the road to host Rochester today at 4 p.m., and RIT on Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m.
Two of the most highly decorated programs in college lacrosse square off when Syracuse (6-2) visits Princeton Stadium for a 5 p.m. matchup with the Tigers (6-2) on Saturday, April 6. The Orange (11) and Tigers (6) have won 17 NCAA championships between them. In addition, the two schools have combined for 52 NCAA Tournament appearances.
Riding two straight wins, the #18/19 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team remains home to host Colgate on Saturday. Opening faceoff is set for 11 a.m. in Goodman Stadium, Lehigh’s first game in its football stadium since hosting North Carolina in April of 2011. The rematch of last season’s Patriot League Championship Game will air live nationally on CBS Sports Network.
Relying on their championship playoff experience, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team handed West Genesee its second straight loss of the season, 7-4, in a rematch of last year's Class A sectional final.
Senior Lindsay Biondi scored five goals and added three assists to lead the Ithaca High girls lacrosse team to a 17-5 victory over visiting Horseheads on Thursday morning in Section 4 action at Bredbenner Field.
Pittsford coaches originally thought about a trip in-state, where the Panthers would play scrimmages or games. Maryland was considered, before Florida came into the picture. Pittsford Community Lacrosse gave a huge assist in the fundraising needed.
Thirteen different players scored at least one goal as the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Western New England University, 16-5, in non-conference action Thursday night at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 9-0 with the win, while the Golden Bears fell to 5-5.
The Oswego State women's lacrosse team (4-4, 1-1 SUNYAC) trailed by three goals with 11 minutes remaining in the second half, but rallied late to defeat 19th-ranked Geneseo (5-3, 0-2), 13-12 in overtime, Thursday afternoon at South Athletic Field.
Senior Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) scored four goals, fellow senior Sarah Brown (Syracuse NY/West Genesee) added four assists and classmate Kaila Maguire (Potsdam, NY/Potsdam) led The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team with three caused turnovers and five ground balls as the Golden Eagles posted a 14-7 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory Thursday afternoon over Buffalo State in Buffalo.
Syracuse (6-2) faces its toughest road test of the year when it travels to Princeton, N.J., Saturday to battle the Tigers (6-2). The Orange has three wins over ranked teams but none of those opponents are currently slotted higher than No. 10. This result will be huge come NCAA Tournament time and could put Syracuse in the hunt for a very high seed in May.
Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) enters the contest with 64 points on 25 goals and 39 assists, good for a nation's-best 7.1 points a game. The Great Danes also lead Division I in scoring as a team, averaging 15.11 goals. The all-Thompson attack trio of Lyle, his brother, Miles, and their cousin, Ty, have combined for 74 goals and 50 assists.
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Cazenovia’s girls lacrosse team opened its season with a win in wintery conditions Tuesday. Thursday morning it was back in action under sunny skies and the outlook for the Lakers season is still sunny . . .
Middlebury College’s Liza Herzog '14 posted three goals, two assists and six draw controls, and the nationally ranked No. 3 Panthers downed No. 15 Hamilton College 11-6 in a NESCAC game at Hamilton’s Steuben Field on April 3.
When looking over the best Division III women's teams in the Empire State, the forecast is once again mostly sunny. One year after putting three teams in the NCAA tournament, the SUNYAC is looking even more competitive this season.
Cornell will look to get back to its early-season winning ways when it travels to Dartmouth this weekend for a crucial Ivy League contest. The No. 14 Big Red and the Big Green clash on Saturday at noon in a rematch of last year's Ivy League Tournament semifinal.
The Hobart College lacrosse team heads to Columbus, Ohio, for a key ECAC Lacrosse League matchup with the 15th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, April 6. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network and broadcast by WEOS-FM (89.7/90.3 in Geneva). The opening faceoff is scheduled for noon.
No. 5/8 Syracuse(5-3, 1-0) hits the road to complete its four-game road swing against Villanova (5-4, 0-1) on Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m. and Rutgers (8-2, 0-1) on Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Syracuse looks to improve on its 1-0 BIG EAST record and extend its 13-game BIG EAST winning streak that dates back to 2011.
Fresh off back-to-back wins including a conference-opening 21-8 win in dominating fashion against Binghamton, the 20th-ranked University at Albany men’s lacrosse team heads to Baltimore, Md. for a Friday night contest against No. 11/10 Johns Hopkins at 7 p.m. at Homewood Field. The game will be on ESPNU at 7 p.m.
The Rochester Knighthawks will present a different kind of check on Saturday, April 6th at The Blue Cross Arena. During the game against the Philadelphia Wings, Knighthawks President Lewis Staats, in conjunction with Sutherland Global Services, will present the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester with a check for over $6,000.
Charlie Estill had four goals and two assists, and Jaedon Henderson tallied eight points to lead the Ithaca High boys’ lacrosse team to a 19-2 rout of Union-Endicott in Section 4 play Wednesday at Ty Cobb Stadium. (Photos)
A strong stand by the Clarkson University Lacrosse defense in the final minutes preserved a 13-12 victory for the Golden Knights over Oswego State in non-league action at Hantz Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon.
Bouncing back from a tough 9-2 loss against Stony Brook last week, the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team imposed its will on Boston University in a 17-9 win, on Wednesday, April 3 at Nickerson Field.
Chenango Forks graduate Jack Felter had eight goals and two assists and Union-Endicott graduate Greg Gerhat added five as the Broome Community College men’s lacrosse team routed host Cayuga Community College on Wednesday night in a Mid-State Athletic Conference game.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team outscored host Hartwick College 5-1 in the second half on its way to a 10-6 Empire 8 Conference victory on Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers have now won two in a row and improved to 5-3 overall all on the year while moving their record at 1-1 in the highly competitive Empire 8. UC has won three of the last five meetings against the Hawks dating back to 2009.
The No. 2 Big Red men's lacrosse team will open up a four-game road swing when it travels to Cambridge, Mass., to take on Harvard on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. Cornell sits atop the Ivy League standings with a perfect 3-0 record after a dominating victory over Dartmouth, while the Crimson are 1-1 in the conference and coming off a heartbreaking 12-11 loss to No. 12 Duke.
In a departure from its traditional road orange, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team will debut custom anthracite Nike Vapor uniforms this weekend at Princeton. The Vapor is Nike's lightest lacrosse uniform to date and the Orange is one of three teams (Virginia and Duke are the others) it was offered to this spring. What makes the Syracuse version special is that it's the only one available in anthracite – a dynamic shade of gray developed exclusively by Nike.
As a defenseman, David Hamlin has an excellent view of the Syracuse men's lacrosse offense at work. He stands at midfield watching the Orange move the ball around in search for an open look at the opponent's cage. At the start of the year, it was not always pretty as SU tried to work out the kinks of many new faces being thrown together as one unit.
The National Lacrosse League returns to CBS Sports Network with a live broadcast on Saturday when the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks host the Philadelphia Wings at The Blue Cross Arena at 6 p.m. ET with playoff race implications.
Shenendehowa boys varsity lacrosse coach Chuck Holohan was absent from the sidelines Tuesday afternoon in the Plainsmen’s home opener against Niskayuna, one of the biggest games of the season and the coach may miss several more contests. This newspaper has confirmed that Holohan has been suspended from his duties as the head coach of the lacrosse program pending the outcome of a formal investigation by the school district.
Led by senior Vicki Graveline’s six goals, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team earned a 13-5 victory over CNY Counties League foe Cicero-North Syracuse, making another early-season statement Wednesday in defense of its 2012 state title after a season-opening 14-5 win against Skaneateles six days earlier.
Stepping off the team bus following a 14-3 Ithaca High School girls lacrosse victory at Union-Endicott, senior tri-captain Grace Boyce had a bold statement for the Little Red’s competition: “We’ve showed that, as a Section 4 team, we are here.”
Junior midfielder Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) scored a career-high four goals to lead the seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-11 win over 13th-ranked University of New Haven on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Kayo Field.
Hamilton College’s John Zimmerman '15 tallied five points on three goals and two assists, and the Continentals picked up an 11-7 non-conference win over SUNY Oneonta at Hamilton’s Steuben Field on April 2.
Senior attacker Brigid Hurley continued to wield a hot stick and St. Lawrence University's women's lacrosse team held off arch-rival Clarkson 16-13 in an exciting Liberty League matchup between the two teams at Hall-Leet Stadium on a cold and blustery Tuesday afternoon.
Even though it’s only April 3rd, the JuCo playoff scene is really starting to develop in earnest. Six teams get invited to the NJCAA National Playoffs this year, and with 5 automatic qualifiers handed out to the five different regions of JuCo lacrosse, the one at-large is a hotly desired and contested spot.
The Orange are set to wear their version of the new Cascade Matte Grey CPX-R, featuring Cascade's titanium face mask. On the cage is Cascade's unique face mask word marking with "HHH" standing as a reminder to the Orange of their "Head, Heart, Hustle" motto that has helped define the program.
Not only will fans attending this Saturday's Army-Bucknell lacrosse game be treated to a prime Patriot League match-up, there will also be a bevy of pregame fun to be had at Michie Stadium prior to the noon face-off. Along with celebrating Scout Day and Military Appreciation Day, Black Knights Alley and a Kids Boot Camp are on tap.
Goaltending was the theme of the 12-8 victory over the Rock on March 30th. "Vno" backstopped the Knighthawks to the win on the same night that former goaltender Pat O'Toole was inducted into the Knighthawks Hall of Fame.
Bolstering the defense with the trade deadline acquisitions of Jon Sullivan, Scott Self and Jimmy Purves has given the Rochester Knighthawks reason to believe they can win a second straight NLL title. Opponents are realizing the obvious.
NASCAR has its version of the Super Bowl, with the Daytona 500 occurring at the start of the season. On Tuesday, the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team had its own version, facing off against perennial powerhouse Niskayuna in the first game of the season.
The Fulton girls varsity lacrosse team went 1-1 during its first two games of the season. [On] March 26, Christian Brothers Academy got off to a solid start while cruising to a convincing win over the Lady Raiders. However, during its next game, Fulton showed that it is capable of, getting off to a hot start.
Coming off its first loss of the season Saturday, the Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team wasted no time getting back in the win column, crushing Niagara County Community College 27-1 Tuesday.
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (3-3, 1-0 SUNYAC) pulled out a stunning 15-14 come-from-behind overtime victory against SUNY New Paltz (3-3, 0-2) at Maxcy Turf field on Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Margaret Wall matched a career-high with five goals to lead the Bears, while sophomore midfielder Lianne Valdivia paced the Hawks with a game-high six points (3g-3a).
Senior attack Nolan Connors recorded four goals and three assists, junior attack Rob Santangelo had a goal and two assists, and senior midfielder Alex Stone went 14-for-21 in the faceoff circle with seven ground balls to lead Union men's lacrosse (5-3) to a 11-8 win over Keene State.
Fayetteville-Manlius High School boys lacrosse coach Chris Kenneally says every team is searching for an identity, including his own. It's not so easy to find it dealing with all the snow and cold sabottaging the start of the season.
Photos by Patrick Burke
Cazenovia’s girls lacrosse team had its first game of the season against Cortland cancelled due to poor field conditions last week. Tuesday the Lakers almost had their second attempt cancelled as well after a storm dumped several inches of snow on central New York. Fortunately, Cazenovia College’s turf field was available and the Lakers earned a 13-1 victory on a cold and snowy day. Kelsey Henderson scored four goals and Kayla Dorrance had eight assists to lead the way offensively.
Shenendehowa girls lacrosse head coach Jennifer Sykes said the Plainsmen had not defeated Section II power Niskayuna since at least the 1990's. However, right from the opening draw Tuesday, it was clear that Shenendehowa was in attack mode.
Twelve different players scored at least one goal as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Oneonta, 20-7, Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC action at a windy and cold SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The host Red Dragons improved to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the visiting Red Dragons fell to 5-5 and 0-2.
The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team has received votes in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll. The Golden Eagles posted a 1-1 record this past week, including a 16-11 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over Oneonta.
The Chittenango Lady Bears opened their season last Thursday at home with Tully. The visiting Black Knights ran the score up 17-1 early in the second half before the Lady Bears came out of hibernation to score five of the game’s last six goals in an 18-6 loss.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team does not want to look too far ahead. There is plenty of lacrosse to be played before the NCAA tournament, which is, after all, more than a month away. But with a two-game stretch against Top 10 opponents on the horizon, the Orange does have that postseason bracket in mind.
The University at Albany (6-4, 1-1 America East) continues its two-game road trip on Wednesday, April 3 against Boston University (3-5, 0-1 America East) at Nickerson Field. This is the 16th meeting between BU and UAlbany with the first draw control slated at 4 p.m. The Terriers own the all-time series, 12-3.
After nearly knocking off Section III champion Liverpool in their opening game of the season, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team is on a scoring tear, netting 41 goals in its last three games and extending their winning streak to three games, the latest being a 11-10 thriller over Binghamton of Section IV on Monday.
Freshman midfielder Christine Wright (IHC) continued to dominate the weekly awards for the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team, claiming her third Liberty League Rookie of the Week honor in the past month on Monday.
Emily Friend is set to begin her final year on the lacrosse field for the Waring School before taking her talents to Hobart & William Smith College in Geneva, New York. The senior from Hamilton, who was named Independent Girl’s Conference MVP and Academic All American as a junior, first fell in love with William Smith when she first visited the campus in her sophomore year.
At #19, Yale is the only school to occupy the same spot this week as they did last week in the Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20. Maryland returns to the top spot, and along with Cornell they represent the cream of the crop in Division I.
Many pieces for the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team are back from a side that went 11-7 a season ago, falling to West Genesee in the Section III Class A semifinals. Yet the Bees confront a brutal opening slate – six games in a span of 13 days, two of them against defending sectional champion Liverpool, plus a date with Fayetteville-Manlius and a trip to Cazenovia.
The Palmyra-Macedon boys lacrosse team is looking to build off last year’s strong season where the Red Raiders went 13-4 and won a share of the Finger Lakes East League title. Pal-Mac will rely on some new players this year, after graduating 11 seniors last June.
To say Ric Beardsley revolutionized lacrosse would not be an exaggeration. A four-time All-America defenseman at Syracuse University, Beardsley brought his own unique mix of energy and enthusiasm combined with outstanding physical abilities and stick skills that were instrumental in the Orange winning national titles in 1993 and ’95.
Junior Joe Slavik (Binghamton/Seton Catholic) scored a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists and senior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) tied his career high with 16 saves to lead the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 15-12 win at 18th-ranked Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC opener for both schools.
The nationally third-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team opened the second half with a five-goal run to break a 5-5 tie and went on to defeat 19th-ranked Geneseo, 14-10, Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 7-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Knights fell to 5-2 and 0-1.
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse sensational sophomore attack Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) dazzled on offensive end last week, recording nine goals and eight assists to grab his third America East Conference Player of the Week honor.
Syracuse redshirt senior David Hamlin was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career, and sophomore Kevin Rice was picked to the conference's weekly honor roll for the second straight week on Monday, April 1.
Weekly and cumulative listings of the players of the week for the 2013 season awarded by the conferences in men's and women's Division I are available. To view the listings, visit the 2013 Weekly Conference Honors page.
Army controlled Colgate from start to finish on Easter Sunday, winning 10-4. The Black Knights were led by dominant performances on both ends of the field. Sophomore attackman John Glesener had a career-high five goals, while senior defenseman Brendan Buckley held Peter Baum without a point for the first time in 54 games.
Cortland has received all 15 first-place votes in this week's USILA Division III Coaches Poll. RIT fell to No. 5 after losing to Cortland. Moving up are Stevenson and Tufts, who went to No. 3 and 4, respectively, directly behind Dickinson.
Mercyhurst has reclaimed its spot atop the USILA Division II Coaches Poll. The Week 6 poll sees many changes in the rankings: Adelphi moves to No. 2 from No. 4. Limestone stays in the third spot, while Merrimack goes up to No. 4.
The Rochester Knighthawks will honor local Native American communities and lacrosse teams on Native American Night at their regular season home finale against the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m.
First-year Westerly High girls’ lacrosse coach Margaret Paisely went to great lengths to play high school lacrosse in upstate New York. Her Corning, N.Y. high school did not offer girls’ varsity lacrosse when she was an underclassman in the late 1990s, so she played on the boys’ team as a junior.
Marissa Cussins (Corning West) had five goals while Katie Kleine (Cazenovia) had four goals and three assists for the Blue Devils, who improved to 7-0 overall. Both women also had solid days in the field. Cussins was credited with four draw controls and four ground balls. Kleine had five draws, five ground balls, and four caused turnovers.
Brockport didn’t have a midweek game this week, so I did what I could to fill the week with other highlights. Last summer I scheduled our 2013 St Baldricks event for Wednesday. In January my son scheduled Brockport’s first-ever St Baldricks event for Tuesday. And about that same time – two months ago – I decided I was going to go to the Cabrini at Ithaca game this past Friday. Why Cabrini vs. Ithaca? Well, here’s the story . . .
Freshman goalkeeper Sam Somers made 13 saves and sophomore attackman John Glesener tallied five goals as the Army lacrosse team picked up a dominating 10-4 win at Colgate on a windy Easter Sunday at Andy Kerr Stadium. The Black Knights clicked on all cylinders en route to their second Patriot League win of the season.
Amherst College’s Priscilla Tyler recorded three goals and an assist and the nationally ranked No. 11 Lord Jeffs rolled to a 15-6 NESCAC victory over No. 14 Hamilton College at Amherst’s Gooding Field on March 30.
The season-opening, school-record winning streak for the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team came to an end on Saturday afternoon as 18th-ranked Rensselaer handed the Golden Knights their first loss of the season, 16-5, in Liberty League action at Hantz Turf Field. With the win, the Engineers improve to 6-1 overall (2-0 Liberty), while Clarkson drops to 6-1 (1-1 Liberty).
Trailing by two early in the fourth quarter, the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse offense scored four straight goals in a span of just six minutes while maintaining its tight defensive effort as the Golden Knights claimed a 8-7 victory over Rensselaer on Saturday afternoon.
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (2-3) won its second in a row with an 18-5 drubbing of the visiting the Morrisville Mustangs (1-5) this afternoon at Maxcy Turf Field. The Bears got four goals each from seniors Denise Johns, Whitney Boshart and sophomore Bailey Weigel. Johns and Weigel also added an assist apiece, tying for a game-high five points.
. . . And it got me thinking, is there any way to have the bulk of the schedule be played in good weather and in front of good crowds? Rather than having so many February and early March games in miserable conditions?