August 2013
Saturday August 31, 2013 8:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Kevin Leveille was arguably the best player on the field Friday. Leveille, who was not selected for Team USA four years ago, finished everything he possibly could and was scoring in multiple ways. He was the only player Meade mentioned by name in his postgame comments and had four goals in the first session.

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from SportsFive.net
Kesselring, the Fairport attackman, recorded 32g-15a and registered points every game while playing for the Red Raiders last season. The left hander Sproule finished last season with 15g-3a and 19 gbs for the Patriots, who after winning the Class A Sectional Championship, advanced to the NYS final four.

from Loyola Athletics
Mike Perkins started on three Jamesville-Dewitt High School teams that reached the New York State final four and twice advanced to the championship game.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Concord-Carlisle Regional (MA) junior attackman-midfielder and face-off specialist Will Blumenberg has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate Universitry.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Hackley School (NY) senior center midfielder Stef Frolo has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Tryouts run from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, with a total of five sessions of work over the weekend, after which coach Richie Meade and his staff will come together and select the final 46 to train leading up to January's Champion Challenge event and the final cut-down.

from US Lacrosse
After leading Team USA to its seventh world championship in July, Ricky Fried has been selected as head coach for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team, US Lacrosse announced on Friday.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier outdoor lacrosse League, announced key dates for the 2014 season including a change to the playoff format.
Friday August 30, 2013 12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse women's lacrosse program will host four fall and winter events from October to January for girls and boys ages 8-18. All camps will be held on the Syracuse University campus.

from Lacrosse Magazine
About 20 minutes north at Goucher College, tryouts for the 2014 U.S. men's national team will be held Friday through Sunday. Meade, also the head coach at first-year NCAA Division I men's program Furman, and U.S. assistants Kevin Cassese (Lehigh), Dave Pietramala (Johns Hopkins) and Jeff Tambroni (Penn State) will evaluate 93 invitees through a series of scrimmages. (Six players from the original list of 98 withdrew and one was added.)

from Inside Lacrosse
The U.S. National Team try-outs begin Friday at 6 p.m. at Goucher College outside of Baltimore, and there've been a rash of withdrawals and significant players dealing with significant injuries since the initial invite list was released in July. Here's a primer.
Thursday August 29, 2013 9:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Casey Powell: "With a heavy heart, I've made the decision to withdraw my name from the 2014 US tryouts. It was my greatest honor to wear the USA jersey."

Poillon had made his decision earlier in the day, informing Team USA officials that he was stepping down to focus on his duties as an assistant coach at Hobart . . .

from PhillyLacrosse.com
Conestoga (PA) High School junior midfield-defender Sarah Nicholson has committed to the admissions process at Division I Cornell University.

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from Harvard Athletics
Luke Mendola | Defenseman | 6-1 | 205 | Ithaca, N.Y. | Ithaca | Ranked as the No. 69 recruit in the class of 2017 by Inside Lacrosse … Four-year letterwinner and two-time captain … Helped Ithaca to its first NYSPHAA championship appearance in school history in 2011

from VMI Athletics
Nick Dodd (Loudonville, N.Y.), Dale Mattice (Victor, N.Y.), Brad Nardella (Cazenovia, N.Y.) among the 14 players surviving the Institute’s Hell Week.

from Inside Lacrosse
Alright, we're into the home stretch. Hopefully, you haven't hit a lull or gotten bored with your routine. But just in case you have, former North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro, who is now a sponsored athlete for Nike, shares some of her tips.

from Inside Lacrosse
To get a feel for the evaluation process, I talked with Bryant coach Mike Pressler, who led Team USA to gold in the 2010 World Games in Manchester, England. Pressler held his tryouts at Bryant in the summer of 2009, and the highly competitive scrimmages provided some of the most entertaining lacrosse I've ever seen.

from Lacrosse Magazine
. . . But the game has changed over the last four years, especially at the attack position. Dynamic 1-on-1 dodgers have given way to more wily types, players who can camp behind the cage and engineer an offense out of two-man games, picks and screens.

from Lacrosse Magazine
As a one-time defenseman, you don't have to sell me on how important the close defenders are to the overall chances of any team going places. Luckily for Team USA, there's a large group of great candidates to choose from this season, ranging from seasoned veterans with professional and world championship accolades to college stars, and everything in between.

from the Hamilton Nationals
A trip to IKEA might be in Cody Jamieson’s future to accommodate all of the awards he has won the past two years. Jamieson, who has won back-to-back NLL Champion’s Cups and Finals MVP Awards, added the Johnny Shooter Davis Award as the Major Series Lacrosse Playoff MVP to his collection Monday night.

from the Buffalo Bandits
This past weekend, the Buffalo Junior Bandits partook in the inaugural National Lacrosse League Junior tournament held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center in Oakville, Ontario. The tournament also boasted NLL representatives from Toronto, Rochester, Minnesota, Colorado and Washington/Vancouver.
Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:00AM

from Syracuse Athletics
Lacrosse coaches from all levels are invited to a clinic on Saturday, Oct. 19 put on by Syracuse women's lacrosse head coach Gary Gait and the Orange coaching staff. Gait and assistant coaches Regy Thorpe and Katie Rowan led Syracuse to another impressive season in 2013, which included a conference regular-season and tournament titles and a trip to the Final Four.

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from Cornell Athletics
"I am honored to have been asked to serve the 2014 United States Men's National Lacrosse team as a member of Player Selection Committee," said DeLuca. "I would like to thank Coach Richie Meade for this opportunity to work with him and his staff in their efforts to select the right team of players to compete for a world championship in 2014."

from RIT Athletics
RIT Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Jake Coon is pleased to announce the hiring of former two-sport star, Shawn Wilkins '02 as the Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach and Varsity Fitness Center Supervisor. Wilkins had served as a part-time assistant coach for the past four seasons.

from SportsFive.net
The left-handed attackman has played two years thus far for the Canandaigua Braves and has amassed 36g-11a as he enters his junior year.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Mitchell Schaefer, a sophomore midfielder at Canandaigua, said that Penn State is the college where he wants to play lacrosse.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
It is time to start making fall lacrosse workout plans. The CNY Arrows will be holding fall workouts at Nottingham High school stadium between Sept 22 and Oct 27. There will be a varsity division and JV division. Real coaches, Real training!

from United Lacrosse
United Lacrosse is excited to announce the addition of Charlie Lockwood to its CNY staff. Lockwood a four time All American and National Champion at Syracuse brings a wealth of knowledge to United Lacrosse Boys and Girls players and a passion that is second to none. Lockwood joins his Syracuse teammate and fellow four time All American and national champion Ric Beardlsey (Director United Lacrosse) taking an already strong United Lacrosse to another level.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Brine brand, a division of New Balance, announced this month the launch of Hotshot, a new mobile lacrosse game. The company launches the app just one year after the successful launch of the Brine Shootout app, the first “flick” lacrosse game in existence and the number one lacrosse game in the app store.
Tuesday August 27, 2013 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Every month US Lacrosse sends out monthly newsletters to parents, program administrators, officials and coaches. And every month I add a Positive Coaching Alliance and Coaching Tip for all the coaches out there. Here is where I'll keep the extended version of those tips as well as other topics that come about related to coaching.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Over the past 5 years the club has competed and won Championships in many local, regional and national tournaments.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With the burnout from the past season sufficiently salved, this is my time to dip my toe back into the game by assessing which teams have the look of a contender this coming spring based on various metrics, including last year's finish, starters and points returning, along with other scales.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Torrey Pines High School (CA) rising sophomore LSM-defenseman Beau Botkiss has committed to the admissions process at Division I Cornell University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
St. Paul’s School (MD) rising senior defenseman Bennett Moore has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from the Buffalo News
It doesn't pay to go on vacation when it comes to the Bandits. While I was away last week, work came out that the National Lacrosse League is changing its playoff format for 2014.

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from Ithaca College Athletics
Lauren Schoenberger joins the Ithaca College women's lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant coach under Shannon McHale for 2013-14. Schoenberger, who served as a graduate assistant coach with the Bombers during 2012-13, was a Division I standout at American University. She replaces Ramona Walters who has been hired as head coach at Delaware Valley.

from The Patriot League
The men and women’s lacrosse tournaments will run simultaneously, with the quarterfinal round set for Tuesday, April 22, the semifinals on Friday, April 25 and the championships on Sunday, April 27. The same as soccer, the top six teams in the regular season will qualify, with the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds playing the quarterfinal rounds at home. The No. 1 seeds will host the semifinals and championships on the weekend.

from Vimeo.com
Hobart grads Coach Pauls Kalnins and Max Silberlicht, Ithaca High's Eli and Riley Lasda, and other Americans help Grow the Game in Latvia. (Interviews with Americans are in English)(10:19)

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from ILTelevision.com
Bayhawks' Casey Powell talks about joining the Chesapeake squad and winning his third MLL championship.

from NLL.com
Team members along with many of their parents travelled from their home cities to wear the same jerseys as their pro teams, play under NLL rules, and be coached by professional personnel associated with their pro affiliates. Steve Govett, President and General Manager of the Colorado Mammoth, coached the Bantam Jr Mammoth this weekend and summed up the tournament saying, "It was a celebration of indoor lacrosse in North America."
Monday August 26, 2013 10:15AM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Cornell Tewaaraton Award winners Rob Pannell and Max Seibald are joining forces for a clinic for Central New York boys.

from Lacrosse Magazine
One is 37 years old and the other 39, but Casey Powell and John Grant Jr. on Sunday played closer to their jersey numbers, 22 and 24, as the Chesapeake Bayhawks beat the Charlotte Hounds 10-9 for the Major League Lacrosse title in front of 3,792 fans at PPL Park just outside Philadelphia.

from the Baltimore Sun
Powell said he too would like to return to Chesapeake, but he also said there is time to make that decision. “I was telling the young guys that I probably only have another 10 years left in this league,” he said half-jokingly. “I don’t know. I’m just going to take it year by year.

from The Cornell Sun
The All-American inductees include women’s lacrosse player Sarah Averson ’03, men’s lacrosse player Ryan McClay ’03 . . .

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . Then Greg Peel came to campus in the fall of 1990, coming off a successful high school career at Fairport HS. I finally had a starter from Coach Randy Garrett’s storied program! Greg probably chose Oswego State because he wanted to swim and play lacrosse, and he was recruited by both the Oswego State swim coach and me to compete in both sports. He was a high school All-American in swimming, and an all-league defenseman in lacrosse.

from Major League Lacrosse
The Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the Charlotte Hounds, 10-9, to earn their second consecutive MLL Championship title on Sunday, August 25 at PPL Park in Philadelphia, PA. Led by Championship Weekend MVP, John Grant Jr., the Bayhawks grabbed 10 goals and played a strong defensive game. They have now earned the Championship title in three of the last four seasons, and their fifth club title.

from Inside Lacrosse
Click through to check out some images from the action.

from SportsFive.net
Off-season he has played with the SweetLax Club for the last two years. He played in the King of Hill Tournament, the Maverik Showtime and the Crabfest with his Club and also played on the Under Armour All America 2016 Uncommitted Team.
Sunday August 25, 2013 10:15AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
When selecting his lacrosse staff at North Broward Preparatory School, in Coconut Creek, Fla., Casey Powell said he couldn’t think of anyone better than his former high school lacrosse coach, Kirk Ventiquattro. “When it came to how to run a program, he’s who I think is the greatest to set the tone for us,” Powell said.

from SportsFive.net
Rising senior Brian Feldman recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse for the Quinnipiac University Bobcats (Connecticut). The left handed attackman will be a three year starter this spring when he works to add to his career 70g-11a stats with the Braves.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Photo Gallery.

from the Rochester Knighthawks

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from Major League Lacrosse
Michael Kimmel lead the way for the Bayhawks with four points, While Ben Hunt and John Grant Jr. added three of their own in an intense game that featured six ties and four lead changes. Joe Walters paced the way for the Nationals and had a game-high five points on two goals and three assists.

from Major League Lacrosse
In their first playoff appearance in club history, the Charlotte Hounds stunned the Denver Outlaws 17-14 in the first semifinal of Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink. The Hounds advance to the Championship Game on Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m., while the Outlaws see their season end once again in the post-season.

from LaxPower
Lacrosse at the high school level has grown well over 100% just since 2001 and is continuing to expand while most other sports are not. Last year and again in 2013, girls' lacrosse cracked the top 10 in number of participants, with over 77,000 players at schools covered by the recently released NFHS survey.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Day One of the inaugural Jr. National Lacrosse League Tournament, the Jr. Knighthawks represented the back-to-back NLL Champions by winning three of four games. Wearing the numbers and jerseys of their favorite Knighthawks players, the Bantam Team was unbeaten in two games, while the Pee Wee squad split their opening day contests.
Saturday August 24, 2013 12:15AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
Their Tournament play begins Monday at Noon.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario will play host to the first ever Junior National Lacrosse League Tournament from Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th. Rochester is one of six teams representing different NLL cities in the tournament for their own version of the Champion’s Cup.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse announced the 2013 MLL All-Pro Team, presented by LACROSSE.COM. 12 players were named to the 2013 All MLL team, representing the best players in their respective positions. Every year MLL partner LACROSSE.COM runs a poll allowing fans to contribute a third of the vote for the All-Pro Team, while the other two thirds are made up by MLL coaches and general managers.

from Mercyhurst Athletics
Thirty-three Upstate HS alums on the roster.
Friday August 23, 2013 9:15AM
from UNC Athletics
Kayla Miles posted 44 goals and 33 assists for 77 points as a senior at the Immaculate Heart Central HS last spring. She captained the squad as a junior and senior, earning First-Team All-Star honors both years. She was an all-star and the MVP of the Nike Cup tournament held in Syracuse . . .

from Lacrosse Magazine
Jordan Evans | Syracuse:
Syracuse returns eight of its top 10 scorers from last and brings in a few transfers, but if any freshman can crack the Orange lineup, it's Evans. Lacrosse Magazine's National Player of the Year will wear the famed No. 22 for Syracuse after JoJo Marasco's graduation.

from the Daily Gazette
Broomhead filled in this past spring after Peter Melito left the lacrosse program to spend more time with his family. When taking the position, Broomhead said she did not intend to lead the team beyond the 2013 season.

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from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Lacrosse, has announced that Matt Kerwick has been named the Mario St. George Boiardi '04 Assistant Coach of Men's Lacrosse. Additionally, Peter Milliman will join the staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Milliman will serve as the team's recruiting coordinator, as well as the defensive coordinator, assisting in all facets of coaching and program management.

from Cornell Athletics
Women's lacrosse Head Coach Jenny Graap has announced the incoming freshman class that will look to help bring the Ivy League Championship back to East Hill for the first time since 2006 and carry the Big Red to its fourth NCAA tournament appearance in the history of the program.

from The IWLCA
The IWLCA honored 190 student-athletes from 68 different institutions with inclusion in the 2013 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With a star-studded lineup and infectious work ethic, the U.S. women staged the most dominant performance in FIL World Cup history - setting the bar higher for women's lacrosse in the process.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . this season, thanks to dedication by the Nationals staff and players alike, Hamilton has assembled what is arguably its best product to date with a franchise-best 9-5 record and, some might argue, as good a shot as any team to hoist the Steinfeld Cup this weekend at PPL Park.

from LaxAllStars.com
Here are some of the rules that differ from the NCAA and the FIL, and I believe these rule differences are slowing down the FIL, and the growth of the game internationally.
Thursday August 22, 2013 9:15AM
from NCAA Champion Magazine / Laxbuzz
Hobart's Rick Gilbert, Division II's all-time leader in career points and assists.

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from JustLacrosse Upstate
The Outlaw Ladies are very excited to be hosting a complimentary lacrosse clinic for girls on Saturday, September 7th at The Sports Zone at Pine Grove CC in Camillus, NY. The clinic will run from 1-4 pm. Players entering grades 5th to 11th are encouraged to attend. This clinic is open to ALL female lacrosse players.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
Redhawks roster.

from Inside Lacrosse
New 2016s to Binghamton and Villanova, 2015s to Syracuse, Denver, High Point, Lehigh, and a slew of 2014s in today's Recruiting Roundup.

from Gannon College Athletics
The 2013 recruiting class includes Mallory Delaney (Clarence Center, N.Y./Clarence), Tessa Mitchell (Rush, N.Y./Rush Henrietta), Ali Owczarzak (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart), and Gabriella Tangredi (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill).

from Inside Lacrosse
It's no secret that expansion is a big part of Major League Lacrosse's plans. It's also no secret the league likes to test markets with live games before committing to a site. Atlanta, which has a potential ownership group being organized by former pro Liam Banks, is an example of a site that piqued the league's interest, then continued to make its case by drawing more than 4,000 people to a regular-season game, in addition to hosting successful college events.

from the Rochester Rattlers
With Championship Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, and with the 2013 season in the books for Rochester, it’s time we take a look back at this year’s Rattlers season.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Winning back-to-back National Lacrosse League Championships was certainly a challenge for the Rochester Knighthawks. How about winning two professional lacrosse titles in under four months? Sound impossible? Don’t say that to four members of the Rochester Knighthawks. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3448#sthash.flmF4DpX.dpuf
Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:45AM
from Northern Educate Sports Academy
Northern Educate is proud to announce the hiring of Western New York’s own Michael Manley as the Director of Lacrosse for its Rochester campus. Michael attended Penn Yan Academy in Upstate New York, and while there his accomplishments included three time High-School All-American in lacrosse while winning five straight Section V Championships. When not on the lacrosse field Michael was also a two- time All-American in Football, and won the AAA New York State Championship for hockey with the Rochester Americans youth hockey program in 2004.

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from LaxLessons.com
Telesco, who is the first college commit for the newly launched New Jersey Riot Lacrosse travel team, is also a hockey standout for the Maroons. Telesco’s brother, Tripp, a former Ridgewood standout, is a sophomore defenseman at Lehigh University.

from the Baltimore Sun
The development comes on the heels of three consecutive years of reduced attendance for Championship Weekend. Attendance at May's Division I semifinals (28,444) and final (28,224) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia was the lowest since the final four began rotating between M&T Bank Stadium, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and Lincoln Financial Field in 2003.

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from Inside Lacrosse
The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association is pleased to announce their National All-America Class for the 2013 season. The 2013 class is represented by student-athletes from 15 states and 18 colleges and universities. NILCA congratulates the following players on their accomplishments during the 2013 season.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
The America East Conference launched its new logo, look and brand identity today, the culmination of a yearlong process that examined the conference’s position within the collegiate sports landscape, with the aim of articulating a renewed direction for the conference and its member institutions.

from The Corning Leader
When it comes to preventing brain damage associated with concussions in high school sports, parents play an important role. Advice to parents from sports and medical experts is to be aware and responsive to what is happening with their children after a suspected or confirmed concussion.

from ILGear.com
The Buffalo Soldiers, a team based in Buffalo that pays tribute to the late Thomas Gardner, has been making noise with their creative uniforms at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic for the past few years.

from The Gull

from The Gull
Tuesday August 20, 2013 12:15AM
from ILGear.com
Editor's Note: Brian Witmer is a graduate of SUNY Brockport just outside of Rochester and works each year at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. Witmer played lacrosse at Oswego High School, about 40 minutes from Syracuse, before moving on to SUNY Brockport, where he was a member of the Golden Eagles lacrosse team. Witmer is the epitome of a "lax rat" and will be making future contributions to ILGear.com. Here, he begins with his personal take on the week that was the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. Follow him on Twitter at @Twittmer_103.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Powell's staff will include New York Hall of Fame coach Kirk Ventiquattro, who coached Powell in high school at Carthage (N.Y.), Mario Ventiquattro, Kirk's son and a former MLL and Ohio State attackman, and Chesapeake Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle, who will be a program consultant for North Broward this season.

North Broward press release

from ILWomen.com
How was your recruiting process?
It was difficult to choose my tops schools, but it was also exciting being able to meet the coaches and tour schools. Once I got an offer from Syracuse the rest of the process went by pretty quickly and my decision was easy to make.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Major lacrosse honors: Started as a sophomore on the #1 team in the country, Maverik Showtime All-Star

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier outdoor lacrosse League, announced today a full three days of radio coverage during Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink, through MLL Radio partner TuneIn. Fans will have unfettered access to all things Championship Weekend, starting on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals will battle the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks in the Major League Lacrosse Semifinals on Saturday, August 24th. The 4:00 p.m. game will follow the opening game at MLL Championship Weekend between the top-seeded Denver Outlaws (14-0) and fourth-seeded Charlotte Hounds (7-7). Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink, will take place at PPL Park in the Philadelphia Area Saturday, August 24th through Sunday, August 25th.
Monday August 19, 2013 10:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I was fortunate to coach six USILA All-Americans and one USILA Academic All-American in my 28 years of coaching at Oswego State. For the next seven weeks, while the local lacrosse scene takes a brief rest, I’d like to write about them, their accomplishments, and what set them apart from so many other players I worked with.

Hopefully you’ll recognize some of their names; most have CNY/WNY connections. But even if you don’t know any of them, or if you’re just a parent of a HS player, or a reserve college player, maybe there’s something you can learn about the college game and the people who play it.

I’m going to introduce these seven special student-athletes in chronological order, starting with Oswego State’s first lacrosse All-American, recognized in 1985: Paul Mizer ‘85

from St. Lawrence Athletics
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team has added former professional lacrosse player and All-America Tom Ryan to the coaching staff for the 2014 season. Ryan, who had a nine-year professional career, played for the 2001 world champions Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League and the New Jersey Pride of Major League Lacrosse. Prior to turning pro, he was an All-America attackman at Bowdoin College where he remains the school's all-time leading scorer with 315 points.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
“Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful locations in the world,” said Chris Rotelli, ADVNC Lacrosse founder. “Lake Tahoe is an ideal place for a lacrosse tournament because not only are you surrounded by the mountains in 70-80 degree sunshine, but after you’re done playing, you have so many other great things to do right at your finger tips.”

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from MPNnow.com
High school girls lacrosse is a unique sport. From the rules to the gear, the girls’ game differs greatly from what the boys play. One of the most noticeable differences is that the girls don’t wear helmets.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
The Blake School (MN) rising senior defenseman Thomas Blease has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Massapequa (NY) rising junior attackman Griffin Konen has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Growing up in Toronto, Stephen Keogh shared the dream of thousands of kids in Leafs Nation: Winning the Stanley Cup. As a young hockey player in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), he pictured himself raising the Stanley Cup at the Air Canada Centre with the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3440#sthash.SYTA8unD.dpuf
Sunday August 18, 2013 12:15AM
from The Presidents Cup
The Kahnawake Mohawks (Hosts), Capital Region Axemen Axemen (QC), Caughnawaga Indians (ILA), Onondaga Redhawks (CanAm, St.Catharines Saints (ON), Calgary Mountaineers (AB) and Nanaimo Timbermen (BC) have a week in front of them to rest and preapare for battle.

from ILGear.com
The Ithaca Little Red lacrosse squad sticks together in the summer, which has helped the team become one of the strongest in New York's Section IV.

from LaxLesson.com
Andrew Helmer will be going from Summit to Syracuse. The Class of 2015 standout, one of the top defensemen in New Jersey, verballed committed to the Orange.
Saturday August 17, 2013 9:45AM
from Canisius Athletics / YouTube
A look inside the Canisius Mens lacrosse program. (4:38)

from Long Beach Patch
Army, Syracuse in future of two Long Beach laxers.

from Lake Placid News
Not only did Millimar net the game-winner in overtime, he also notched the last three goals in regulation for Graph Tex, which finished the tournament with a 4-0 record.

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from Jessica Griffin / YouTube
Check out my ESPYs experience! Thank you to everyone who helped me accomplish so much this year! Go Heels! Thanks Jessica Griffin for making the video!! (14:59)

from College of Saint Rose Athletics
"We are confident that Mark is the perfect fit as head coach of the Saint Rose men's lacrosse program" . . . "His knowledge base began as a player for the legendary coach Mike Messere at West Genesee High School and continued as a player at the University at Albany, and as an assistant coach at Saint Rose and at Siena."

from Binghamton Athletics
The Hornets, who compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), recognized Bulman as its second head coach in program history in mid-July. Bulman replaces Ed Yetsko, who led the program since its inception in 2008.

from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
The America East Conference will be launching a new digital network that will allow fans to watch more than 80 Binghamton University athletic events for free during the 2013-14 season. (men's and women's lacrosse included) Binghamton began streaming live events in 2008. For the second consecutive year, broadcasts will be in HD and will include a play-by-play announcer and two-camera angles.

from Syracuse.com
Nolan led the Mustangs last season as a junior with 74 goals and 27 assists for 101 points. Her 74 goals tied for most in Section III among all classes with Watertown's Bri Arthur.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Defending America East Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Champions, the University at Albany, announced that it will play its alumni game on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 pm (time is subject to change). The Great Danes will play the game on John Fallon Field.

from Lacrosse Magazine
There was speculation that the Rattlers could potentially leave Rochester and move to Atlanta. That does not seem to be what the league is considering, however. "Right now, we're looking at when we go to Atlanta that Atlanta be an expansion team," Gross said. That still leaves the Rattlers' status in Rochester in limbo right now, but Gross said that every effort would be made to keep the team where it is. The team is looking for new ownership.
Friday August 16, 2013 12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse's in-house men's lacrosse Twitter page has 22.5 percent more followers than any other Division I program, a gap of almost 3,000 followers between the Orange and Duke, the two teams that played for the national championship in May.

from ILGear.com
Our friend Kevin Martin, who runs the Upstate New York branch of the SweetLax club, was sporting the newest SweetLax HeadWrapz/CPX-R combo while joining some of his friends for a guest appearance on the Georgetown alumni team.

from Inside Lacrosse
ILGear caught up with LXM PRO attackman and 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum at the 2013 Lake Placid Tournament. Baum and the Power-Tek squad won the Men's Open 1 Championship.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Liam Banks, a former MLL player and the founder and CEO of LB3 Lacrosse, is helping to lead the charge to bring a team to Atlanta and he is very optimistic a deal will get done.
Thursday August 15, 2013 9:45AM
from LaxPower
Major changes in substitution procedures in high school boys' lacrosse will take effect with the 2014 season. For stoppages of play due to an out of bounds ball, a horn will no longer be sounded to allow time for substitution. Instead, players may substitute "on the fly" as they can during normal play. This was one of 19 rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 16-18 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

from US Lacrosse
AEDs are powerful, life-saving devices. US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science are proud to offer educational resources and grants to help lacrosse programs purchase this equipment.

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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse is proud to announce Denver Outlaws' Coach Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse) as the 2013 Brine Coach of the Year. Coach Stagnitta led the talented Outlaws squad to the first perfect season in MLL history, ending the regular season with an unprecedented 14-0 record.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the first-ever Junior NLL Tournament, comprised of youth teams from six NLL cities, will take place from Aug. 23-25 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. The Buffalo Bandits, Colorado Mammoth, Minnesota Swarm, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth will be represented across Bantam and Peewee teams in the weekend-long competition at TRAC. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3420#sthash.9BKBQbDe.dpuf

from Inside Lacrosse
Earning the No. 1 recruiting class can be a bit of a double-edged sword for college coaches and their programs.

from Inside Lacrosse
The No. 1 senior is Boys' Latin's Shack Stanwick, who was No. 1 in the 2012 junior rankings. Stanwick will attend Johns Hopkins.
Wednesday August 14, 2013 9:45AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose school: “I chose Onondaga for its great academic and lacrosse opportunities it had to offer with several national titles and the opportunity to transfer to a Division 1 school.”

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from Major League Lacrosse
After an outstanding performance in his first season as a professional, Major League Lacrosse is proud to present New York Lizards’ attackman Rob Pannell, with the 2013 Cascade Rookie of the Year Award as voted by the MLL coaches and general managers.

from Major League Lacrosse
Rob Pannell has been named the 2013 Cascade MLL Rookie of the Year!


from JustLacrosse Upstate
The U19 team that took second place in the Lake Placid Summit Classic and the Open 2 team that took third place donated at total of $750 towards the Blake Cognata Fund.

from Inside Lacrosse
In the lacrosse world, “hotbed” is used to describe regions in North America in which the sport of lacrosse is prominent. Lacrosse, often considered the fastest sport on two feet, is also growing at the greatest clip, with a 170% increase in participation in the past decade. As a result of this rapid pace, the number of hotbeds has increased.

from Lacrosse Magazine
When the phone call came, Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse) had reservations. On the other line was Tony Seaman, the general manager of Major League Lacrosse's Denver Outlaws, inquiring as to whether Stagnitta would be interested in becoming the franchise's next head coach prior to the 2012 campaign.
Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:15AM
from the Hamilton Nationals
Mike Poppleton has established himself as the top faceoff man on the Hamilton Nationals this season. The former 34th overall pick out of Johns Hopkins University has played in nine games for the Nationals this season. He made his debut on June 1st against the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and scored his first MLL goal the following week against the New York Lizards. On Saturday, August 10th, he broke the team record for faceoff wins in a game, after winning 24 against the Denver Outlaws. Nationals Digital Media Coordinator had the chance to sit down with Mike to talk about his lacrosse career.

from HeraldNet.com
Powell is first boys prep lacrosse player from north Sound region to commit to D-1 school.

from LILacrosseNews.com
The application period has been shortened and is closing on Aug 18th. If you want to be considered for the one of the top recruiting events of the fall, click here for Nov. 10 event and click here for No. 26 event.

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from NLL.com
Vancouver Stealth defenseman Tim Henderson (Tully) will serve his country before he has a chance to suit up for the 2014 National Lacrosse League season. The shutdown defender and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point will be deployed to Afghanistan for active duty with the U.S. Army at the end of the month.

from Inside Lacrosse
Larry Palumbo ( visit his site at CoyoteMagicActionShots.com ) was on hand to shoot the championship games. Check out his shots from those games, as well as the women's Open 1 championship that featured Team HLA/X10 beating Liberty Lacrosse, 14-5. Use the arrows at the bottom of the photos to scroll through the gallery.

from The Saratogian
“I’ve wanted to play in this tournament since the first time I came out here with my dad to watch him play when I was five”, said Wilton native Ryan Quinn as he un-strapped his Hofstra University lacrosse helmet after a Saturday morning game.

from Lacrosse Magazine

from Syracuse.com
West Genesee won first place in the varsity 1812 Girls Lacrosse Shootout on July 20.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is accepting applications for Officials and Shot Clock Officials for the 2014 Season. The League is looking for committed self motivated individuals who demonstrate the capabilities to develop and aspire to become seasoned veteran NLL officials.

from Major League Lacrosse
In New York's final game of the season, Marasco helped lead the Lizards to a 14-11 win over the Ohio Machine. Awarded Player of the Game for his performance, the midfielder tallied a career high five points, coming off of three goals and two assists.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals finished the regular season in a tie for second place in Major League Lacrosse (9-5), and will now meet the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks (9-5) in the MLL Semifinals. The Nationals will take on the Bayhawks on August 24th at 4:00 p.m.

Monday August 12, 2013 9:45AM
from
Graph-Tex — a team made of up players from Central New York, Western New York and elsewhere — downed the Burnt Orange Syracuse University alumni team 9-8 in overtime to win the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic's men's Masters I division Sunday afternoon in front of a large crowd at the North Elba Athletic Fields.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Brian, Eric, and I were the last staff members to leave the North Elba Athletic Fields yesterday afternoon; by 4 PM the fields were cleaned, equipment was stored, and the main tent was emptied out. We got back to Oswego around 8 PM after an uneventful ride home through Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Watertown.

Thoughts for this article were swimming around in my mind, and then Brian started talking about what he was going to write in HIS Lake Placid blog. It seems that now we have more than one lacrosse writer in the house! In the following paragraphs, I steal only a few of his ideas . . .

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is pleased to unveil the Power 100 Freshmen Rankings, found in the 2013 Recruiting Issue. The list features No. 1 recruit Jordan Evans, who we unveiled last week as the next No. 22 for Syracuse. He's followed by Matt Rambo, an attackman out of La Salle College (Pa.) who headlines a No. 1 ranked Maryland class. A fellow Terp follows at No. 3 in Tim Rotanz, out of Shoreham-Wading River.

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from Lake Placid Lax
Power-Tek, a team comprised of many former Colgate University players and a number of graduates from other Division I programs, outlasted the Big Red Steelheads 13-10 to win the squad's second consecutive men's Open 1 division at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic.

from Inside Lacrosse
Recently hired Cornell assistant Peter Milliman scored three fourth-quarter goals and then the OT game-winner for Graph Tex, winning 9-8 over two-time defending champion Burnt Orange to help celebrate his return to Upstate New York.

from Ca-AmLacrosse.com
The Onondaga Redhawks downed the Newtown Golden Eagles 12-11 in OT to claim the 2013 Can-Am Championship. Next up, the President's Cup Tournament.

from Limestone Athletics
Oswego, Baldwinsville, Auburn have players moving on to play at Limestone.
Sunday August 11, 2013 10:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Both defending champions advanced Saturday in the Men’s Open 1 and Men’s Master’s 1 Divisions at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic Tournament. Power-Tek took out NESLL Team Steak and will take on the Big Red Steelheads in the Open final on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Burnt Orange and Graph Tex will meet in the Master’s 1 final on Sunday at noon.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester never trailed Saturday night, and used a 7-2 first quarter to register their sixth win of the year, and finish the season with a 6-8 final record. Captain Matt Striebel scored three two-point goals, and rookie sensation Dave Lawson registered five points as the Rattlers defeated the Cannons for the second time this season.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals will battle the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks in the Major League Lacrosse Semifinals on Saturday, August 24th. The 4:00 p.m. game will follow the opening game at MLL Championship Weekend between the top-seeded Denver Outlaws (14-0) and fourth-seeded Charlotte Hounds (7-7). Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink, will take place at PPL Park in the Philadelphia Area Saturday, August 24th through Sunday, August 25th.

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from Casey Vock / LakePlacidLax.com
The men's Master's 1 division title features two New York-based Summit Classic powers, as the reigning champion Burnt Orange Syracuse alumni team will face Graph-Tex, a team based in Cortland and loaded with many former college players from the Central New York area.

from Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse
Longtime Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic photographer Keith Maynard is on hand again in the Olympic village shooting the action at the 24th annual Summit Classic. Below, see some of the images Keith's captured throughout the week.

from ILGear.com
Below, take a look at some of the sights from the past few days, which saw the scholastic divisions finish up and the men's and women's adult divisions get underway.

from Inside Lacrosse
Several Upstaters headed to Monmouth for the 2014 season.

from the Baltimore Sun
Nearly two months after announcing it would convene a panel to study what it called a "disturbing trend" of declining attendance at NCAA Division I men's lacrosse Championship Weekend, the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association has issued recommendations for solving the problem.
Saturday August 10, 2013 9:30AM
from Syracuse.com
We caught up with Romeo, who was a Division I recruit in basketball and lacrosse, several weeks before she was supposed to start her freshman year at Harvard, where has she signed to play lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Cloudsplitter, a team comprised of men from around the country age 55 and older, won the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic's first Ultra Grand Masters championship 6-5 in triple overtime Friday evening at the North Elba Athletic Fields in front of a packed sideline.

from LacrossePlayround.com
Wheaties® has long been the Breakfast of Champions®, and now more than ever the people who bring you the orange box are committed to that ethos, telling the stories of champions both professional and everyday, and working with new partners to dive into emerging sports—from the Tough Mudder obstacle course to our newest partners Epoch Lacrosse and Lacrosse Playground.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse and the Lake Placid Summit Classic will be broadcasting two games live on Saturday from the 24th annual Lake Placid tournament in the High Peaks region of New York.

from Lake Placid News
As the only juniors from the area who competed this week in the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament, players from the Ti-Lakes were looking to show that they could hold their own against some of the best young talent that can be found in the game. And at the same time, the local laxers were looking to have fun. On both fronts, it was mission accomplished.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse photographer Larry Palumbo, who runs a site called CoyoteMagicActionShots.com, made the trip up to the Adirondack Mountains for the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic.

from GoPrincetonTigers.com
Walker went into coaching after a brilliant playing career at the United States Military Academy, where he is the school’s third all-time leading scorer. He was also a first-team All-America and Tewarraton Trophy finalist before graduating with a degree in Law and Legal Systems/Systems Engineering in 2006.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Three-time U.S. men's national team attackman Ryan Boyle likes how it ended in 2010 in England, with the ball in his stick and a gold medal to come in a post-game ceremony. Boyle is retiring from Team USA.
Friday August 9, 2013 9:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Four days down and three to go. Someone cue the camel. Six divisional champs were crowned on Wednesday, two more will be decided tomorrow, and then ten more will be decided on Saturday and Sunday.

The 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament just continues to get bigger and better. The scholastic tournament added teams, there are more women’s divisions than in the past, and the 55 and older Ultra Grand Masters division made its debut yesterday.

from Casey Vock / Lake Placid Summit Classic
FCA Girls, Dazzling Divas, Super Grand Masters, Ultra Grand Masters, Men's Masters Division Play Gets Rolling, and Burnt Orange Looking Strong Early.

from Inside Lacrosse

from Inside Lacrosse
The recruiting gurus at IL ranked 200 top high school boys lacrosse players amongst our Power 100 list of incoming collegiate freshmen, Top 50 Young Gun Seniors, and Top 50 Young Gun Juniors. Once the dust settled, we perused through these collections to take a look at how the details break out — which states are most represented, what schools have locked up the most commits, and how do the players sort out by position.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers will travel to Boston, MA to play their final game of the 2013 season as they battle the Boston Cannons for the second time this summer on Saturday, August 10th at 7:00 PM.
Thursday August 8, 2013 3:45PM
from GatorZone.com
“When I thought about my dream job coming right out of graduation to become a college lacrosse coach, I could never have imagined the opportunity to work for one of the most successful athletic programs in the country,” Tumolo said. “In addition to this, being able to coach alongside Mandee O'Leary and Erica LaGrow (CBA-Syracuse) is such a great honor. I am so grateful for the opportunity Coach O'Leary and Coach LaGrow have given me. I love the game of lacrosse in every aspect imaginable and cannot wait to start a new chapter of my lacrosse career.”

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from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Onondaga Redhawks have advanced to the Can-Am Championships and will host the Newtown Golden Eagles on Friday, August 9th @ 8:30pm for Game 4 of the best of 7 series.

from the Buffalo News
“It’s really some passionate people who all are parents of kids in school, and their kids have benefited from sports and programs,” said Drew Cerza, the Buffalo Wing Festival founder and a Clarence parent who helped organize the effort. “People are voting with their dollars right now. They do want these programs, they do want these sports.”

from The Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals will conclude their regular season schedule with a 3:00 p.m. showdown with the undefeated Denver Outlaws (13-0) at Ron Joyce Stadium on Saturday, August 10th. For tickets go to www.nationalslacrosse.com or call the Nationals Ticket Office at (905) 525-NATS. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

from Inside Lacrosse
Jordan Evans, IL's No. 1 recruit will be the next No. 22 at Syracuse, following along a long history of greats like Gary Gait, Charlie Lockwood, Casey Powell, Ryan Powell, Mike Powell, Dan Hardy, Cody Jamieson and most recently JoJo Marasco. With all that great talent, we got wondering how often one of those greats was on Inside Lacrosse's cover. Here's a look at all of them after scouring through the archives.

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from Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic
The Baltimore Crabs won the U-19 boys division at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic with a 9-6 victory over Liberty from Central New York Wednesday afternoon at the North Elba Athletic Fields. A graduate of Garden City on Long Island who is committed to play at Duke University after a post-graduate year at the Salisbury School, Justin Guterding led the team's offense with a goal and four assists in the final.

from Syracuse.com
"I'm feeling pretty well, pretty excited to be in Orange in two years," Mellen said. "I thought it was the best decision for my family and I staying close to home."

from LaxLessons.com
The University at Albany has made its way into the Class of 2015 among recruits in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Jack Burgmaster of Auburn High School (N.Y.) and the Team United travel program, a throwback two-way midfielder, has verballed to the Great Danes . . .

from Syracuse.com
Using a points system from 28 boys and girls sports, Baldwinsville finished with 43.5 point to edge Maine-Endwell (43.33). Fort Ann was third (40) and Saratoga (40) was fourth. Burnt-Hills-Ballston Lake won the previous four titles, though it shared the award with Cazenovia in 2010-11.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Buffalo Soldiers are organized by Pat Lally, who runs Nickel City Sports in Buffalo. The team is dedicated to honoring the memory of Thomas Gardner, a former head coach of Orchard Park’s junior varsity team for years and the spearhead of the school’s summer program. Gardner tragically passed away in 1998, but he's not forgotten by the lacrosse community in Western New York.

from Inside Lacrosse
A ton of new commitments today, including a double-digit amount of 2016 verbals. Also, a handful of big time '14s and '15s make commitments.

from Major League Lacrosse
JoJo Marasco scores the first three goals of his MLL Career verse Denver in Week 13.

Wednesday August 7, 2013 9:45AM
from Lake Placid Lax
After two days of round-robin and semifinal action in the six scholastic tournaments at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, the finals day's schedule is set. Here's a look at how things have shaped up in each of the scholastic divisions and the championships on tap for Wednesday at the Summit Classic.

from Inside Lacrosse
In introducing Jordan Evans as IL's No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2013, we tipped off a conversation that solicited nearly 50 comments in the first 48 hours since news broke. That type of reaction isn't surprising — recruiting coverage, and specifically the Recruiting Rankings in the September issue of Inside Lacrosse, annually solicit the largest debate from readers.

from Lake Placid Lax
Two of the most talked about brackets at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, this year's U-19 boys and U-18 gold boys divisions feature a long list of elite players who have traveled from all over the country to compete in the increasingly competitive scholastic tournament.

from The Auburn Citizen
The spring lacrosse season is more than six months away, but about 75 local girls are getting a head start. Auburn girls varsity coach Bill Dean has been running a camp for the past week and a half behind Seward Elementary, giving girls in grades 3-12 a chance to hone their lacrosse skills.

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from Inside Lacrosse
After two days of round-robin and semifinal action in the six scholastic tournaments at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, the finals day's schedule is set. Here's a look at how things have shaped up in each of the scholastic divisions and the championships on tap for Wednesday at the Summit Classic.

from Inside Lacrosse
This year promises to be as memorable as any, as the tournament continues to grow and draw more of the most elite players in the game, as well as offer an increasingly attractive vacation destination for families of players looking for an elite scholastic tourmanent experience.

from 9WSYR-TV
While lacrosse is a popular sport in Central New York, a former coach and player has been spreading the game to places you may not expect. Fields of Growth, was started four years ago by Kevin Dugan and looks to spread the game across the world and is getting help from the Central New York lacrosse community to do it. (with video 2:52)

from LaxAllStars.com
Rob Pannell has signed a five year deal with Brine, and this lengthy contract should help keep Rob going in lacrosse full-time for the foreseeable future. We spoke with Rob about the deal, what it means to him, and why he chose to go with Brine.

from Major League Lacrosse
Once joining the Lizards, Pannell quickly became an offensive leader for the struggling Lizards, with three goals and an assist in his first professional game, good enough for Rookie for the Week honors. Since his debut, Pannell has held the role as the “go to guy” for the young offense. The former Big Red attackman has played in nine out of the 13 games, but still has netted 22 goals and dished out another 14 assists for a total of 36 points, all of which lead the Lizards.

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach Greg Raymond announced today that Jeremy Hirsch will join his staff as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season. Hirsch comes to Geneva following one season as an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Va.

from Inside Lacrosse
Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia), Colin Heacock, Tim Rotanz and Matt Rambo headline Maryland's No. 1 incoming class in IL's Recruiting Issue . . .

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The National Lacrosse League has announced that former goaltender Pat O'Toole has been voted into the NLL Hall of Fame as the lone inductee of the Class of 2013. O'Toole will become the fifth goaltender and 21st member of the league's Hall of Fame after the first-time nominee received votes on 100 percent of the ballots cast by Hall of Fame members and over 78 percent of the ballots overall. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3392#sthash.51S3BYae.dpuf

from the Rochester Knighthawks
After winning back-to-back National Lacrosse League Championships, the Rochester Knighthawks have become a very tight-knit group. On July 17th, defensemen Mike Kirk and Rory Glaves took that off the field camaraderie to an entirely new level. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3390#sthash.gMob1ZDV.dpuf

from the Chronicle-Express
The 21st year of Penn Yan Box Lacrosse wrapped up Aug. 4 with "old men's night," which has morphed into older guys and sons night, reports Harry Queener, who thanks all the parents, players and coaches for making the season a success.

from Inside Lacrosse
Photographer Larry Palumbo was also on hand for the event, and we've put together the best of his shots for the weekend . . .
Tuesday August 6, 2013 9:30AM
from WPTZ-TV
Nearly 10,000 people are coming to Lake Placid this week, some from around the world, for the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. Everyone from local players, to collegiate, to the best in the world will be featured. (with video 1:57)

from NLL.com
With the 2013 NLL Entry Draft right around the corner, IL Indoor co-editor and draft guru Stephen Stamp continues his comprehensive coverage by looking way ahead to the 2015 Draft, which will include coveted draft-eligible prospects such as Onondaga Community College's Randy Staats, University of Denver's Wes Berg and University at Albany's Lyle Thompson.

from Dr. Fred Opie
When decided to return to grad school in 1989, I tapped into my lacrosse network. I knew that graduate assistant positions (GAs) existed that would pay for tuition provide a living stipend in exchange for work. I let be known that was looking for GA position where I could coach. I soon received an offer from Head Coach B.J Ohara (West Genesee, Hobart) at Dartmouth College in Hanover, Vermont.

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from Lake Placid Lax
Here's a quick look at how the first day of action in the six different Scholastic Divisions turned out.

from Inside Lacrosse
The 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament kicked off Monday morning with play in the youth divisions getting underway and thousands of lacrosse players and fans already making their way to the Olympic Region for the summer's most anticipated lacrosse event. Sponsored by Warrior and Brine, this year's Summit Classic features several new divisions, including the Girls 2017-2018 bracket in the scholastic divisions.

from Lake Placid Lax
About 18 years after first coming to Lake Placid to officiate, Tom Abbott has been named the new director of officials at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. Abbott, who played at Syracuse University from 1975 to 1978 and was twice named an All-American, is widely considered one of the most knowledgeable and experienced officials in the game, having officiated games at the international, professional, collegiate and high school level, including the FIL World Lacrosse Championships, numerous NCAA championships and a long list of other high-profile events on his resume.

from Inside Lacrosse
Graph-Tex doesn't just outfit teams, the company also put teams on the field as a sponsor, and those teams get decked out. We've got a look here at the custom goods the Graph-Tex team will be using in the Men's Open I division.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Senior to be Spencer Passmore from Corning has verbally committed to Hobart College to play for Head Coach Greg Raymond, who is a Corning East 2000 graduate. Spencer burst onto the scene of Section Four Lacrosse with a huge game against Ithaca with 2 goals and 3 assists. This was the first victory for the Corning Hawks over Ithaca since combining East and West lacrosse programs in 2011.

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach Greg Raymond announced today that four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star Peet Poillon will join his coaching staff for the 2014 season. Currently a member of the MLL's Charlotte Hounds, Poillon will serve as the Statesmen's offensive coordinator.

from Inside Lacrosse
Rob Pannell will be joining Inside Lacrosse for a live Google+ Hangout on Tuesday at noon EST. The Cornell grad and 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy winner is just finishing up his rookie season with the MLL's New York Lizards and will be talking about his busy summer, as well as his future plans. This live video chat will broadcast on InsideLacrosse.com, as well as through IL's YouTube and Google+ accounts.

from Team United
Dates, Times, Location.
Monday August 5, 2013 10:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
His high school coach, Jamie Archer, an All-American at Syracuse in the ’90s, compares him to another set of 22s. “I would compare him to the Powells because of his overall ability to do everything,” says Archer. He’s among several premier high school coaches that have called Evans the best high school player he’s ever seen.

from Rich Barnes Photography
The Bronze Metal game of the 2013 Empire State Cup.

from Lacrosse Magazine
There are 26 midfielders, the most of any position, in the 98-man Team USA tryout pool that will gather Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher College in Baltimore. And what a variety of styles, backgrounds and experiences among them: enough to fill about eight lines of midfielders. But there will likely only be two such lines needed next summer for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's Championships July 10-19 in Denver. Here's a look at the field of candidate to take the spots:

from the IMLCA
The IMLCA conducted two conference calls with coaches after the 2013 season to discuss the playing rules. In summary, the IMLCA membership believes that the rule changes adopted effective with the 2013 season were extremely positive in speeding up the game, putting the two-way midfielder back in the game and adding many exciting situations for the enjoyment of the fans.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
They say you should write about what you know. Well, in my house, we know score tables. The 24th edition of the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament begins today, as ten games face-off at 10 AM. By the end of the day, some 78 games will have been played. And that’s just Day One.

from the Empire State Cup
New York City downs Long Island to repeat as champions of the Empire State Cup in a 4-2 defensive slugfest, with the lowest-scoring contest of the entire tournament. Mike Perkins got New York City on the board first, sprinting down the left lane and threading an overhand shot to the top right corner. Long Island would tie the game shortly thereafter, as Jason Debenedictis scored on a pass from Troy Miller.

from Syracuse.com
Andrew Potter of Cortland High School and Mathew Bennett of LaFayette scored four goals apiece to lead the Central boys lacrosse team to a 15-6 victory over Western and capture the bronze medal on Sunday at the Empire State Cup tournament at Onondaga Community College.

from LaxLessons.com
More than 180 teams, from Under-15 all the way up to the Masters division, have converged on scenic Lake Placid, N.Y., for one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer: The Lake Placid Summit.

from The Eagle News
In what was a busy and exciting weekend for local high school lacrosse, Jamesville-DeWitt and Fayetteville-Manlius had a memorable showdown during the final game of last Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational at West Genesee High School.

from The Eagle News
To keep itself in form during the long off-season, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team made the short trip to Camillus Saturday to play in four games against top competition as part of the annual Wildcat Invitational at West Genesee High School.

from LaxLessons.com
“Syracuse has been my dream since I picked up a lacrosse stick. I’m extremely excited I will be able to be taught from Coach Gait, Coach Thorpe, and Coach Rowan. The lacrosse atmosphere at Syracuse is very welcoming and a lot of people care for it there – which is also a large reason why I chose to play for the Orange.”
Sunday August 4, 2013 9:45AM
from Syracuse.com
[Ryan] Cook, the former Cazenovia star who plans to play at OCC next year, scored four goals for Central, but Long Island took a 3-0 lead early and never let the local team get closer than two goals on its way to the 10-6 victory.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers fell to the Chesapeake Bayhawks 12-8 on Saturday, August 3rd and were eliminated from playoff contention. Rochester was outscored 4-1 in the second quarter, and was held to under ten goals for the sixth time this year as they suffered their eighth defeat this season. Attackman Ned Crotty tallied four points, and Duke rookie Dave Lawson scored twice as the Rattlers were unable to stay in the playoff race.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals and Charlotte Hounds had quite the dogfight tonight, falling 14-11. Although the Nationals were unable to clinch the No. 2 seed, Charlotte did, however, clinch its first ever playoff berth.

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from Syracuse.com
Jamesville-DeWitt High School defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 11-10 in its final game to finish undefeatedat the John Pepper Wildcat Invitational lacrosse tournament with multiple victories Saturday at West Genesee High School in Camillus.

from The Saratogian
When most people think of Lake Placid, N.Y. they envision a picturesque, Adirondack town tucked in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain. Many can also recall images of Michael Eruzione, and the rest of the 1980 U.S.A. ice hockey team celebrating their seemingly impossible victory over the Soviets at the Lake Placid Olympic Center. For a select group of people however, the mention of Lake Placid reminds them of a particular sport which has never been played as an Olympic event- lacrosse.

from SUNY Binghamton
Recently appointed head women’s lacrosse coach Stephanie Allen announced her 2013-14 recruiting class on Friday. A substantial class of 11 newcomers will arrive on campus this fall to begin their collegiate careers with the Bearcats. Allen utilized her first recruiting class as head coach to replace the largest group of seniors in program history, as eight starters graduated in May.

from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Allison Daley has been named assistant coach for the Binghamton University women’s lacrosse team, the school announced this week. Daley is a native of Ontario and played on the Canada under-19 national team. She was a three-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference goalkeeper at Canisius College.

from Inside Lacrosse
Our friend Tim Bethke is one of the guys who helps organize the Harpoon/Native Staffing squad, a team competing in the Men's Masters II division. The team is getting the full treatment this year, with custom uniforms ordered through Lacrosse Unlimited and designed by Tyler Leeds, one of the members of the team.
Saturday August 3, 2013 8:30AM
from Empire State Cup
The playoffs begin on Saturday at the second ever Empire State Cup lacrosse event, at David W Murphy Field, in Syracuse, New York. Top-seeded and defending gold medalling New York City is a perfect 5-0 in round-robin play, today edging Central in a tightly-contested battle of top seeds, after defeating Western in an overtime thriller.

from Syracuse.com
The Central New York team lost two of three games on Friday to fall back into this morning's play-in round of the Empire State Cup tournament at Onondaga Community College.

from Lake Placid Lax
For quite some time, there has been a recognition that lacrosse need not be a game for young players alone. The envelope is steadily being pushed by guys who refuse to hang up their sticks, and who realize that with helmets on the gray hair and bald spots are concealed.

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from Syracuse.com
After winning its first four games in the 2013 Empire State Cup and scoring 37 goals, the Central New York team finally was slowed down. Shut out in the second half, in fact, of an 8-3 loss to Long Island on Friday afternoon at Onondaga Community College.

from Syracuse.com
The tournament, in its 12th year, features 16 high school teams from Atlanta, North Carolina, Rochester and Buffalo along with several local teams including West Genesee, Jamesville-DeWitt, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Fayetteville-Manlius, LaFayette, Carthage and Watertown IHC.

from Inside Lacrosse
Poillon, a premier midfielder in MLL for the Charlotte Hounds, spent last season as the volunteer assistant for coach Bob Shillinglaw at Delaware, after being the head coach of his high school alma mater Seneca Valley (Pa.).

from SportsFive.net
Aquinas' Michael Perotto, Geneva's Eddie Eddington announce verbals for college careers.

from LaxLessons.com
Marist now has five verbals from Long Island standouts — two from the Class of 2014 and three from 2015.

from Inside Lacrosse
The second annual Empire State Cup is being held this weekend at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. The event, sponsored by LacrosseWear, features six regions — Central, Western, Adirondack, Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City — battling it out, with the championship being held Sunday afternoon.

from ILGear.com
Dan Hardy, who wore the number 22 at Syracuse University, is hard at work these days alongside his older brother Tom (shoutout to ol' number 8) at Graph-Tex in Cortland, just south of Syracuse. Graph-Tex is the company behind a ton of the custom uniforms and apparel you'll see up at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament, where we'll be spending a week, taking in the entire event from start to finish.

from The Henrietta Post
Danielle Maio started her college lacrosse career at Division II Lock Haven, but right away, those thoughts of playing Division I were getting hard to ignore.

from Inside Lacrosse
Comments seemed to point to a "hard" shot clock, as opposed to one triggered by ref's discretion of a stall warning. A DI coach says: Just need a shot clock, period! … Too many coaches afraid of losing their control of the game. We'll never be big-time with these rules — a shot clock without a clock?

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Announcing the 2013 Fall CNY Roadhawks Fall Elite Travel & Syracuse GameHawks (Local) Team Tryouts. All Interested Players Welcomed - Grades: 2nd though 11th.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
The Blaze lacrosse club is announcing tryout dates for next summer’s U-15 and Rising Sophomore teams.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Eight newcomers will be vying for the spots that Doc and Fullerton held in Manchester, gunning for the kind of job that can define one's career, battling with the best in the world as the backstop for a team with its country's name on the front of its jersey. Lets break down the finalists and what they bring to the table.
Friday August 2, 2013 8:30AM
from Syracuse.com
The Central New York lacrosse team started the 2013 Empire State Cup with two wins on Thursday at Onondaga Community College. Central defeated Adirondack, 13-1, and Hudson Valley, 14-7.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers will travel to Annapolis, Maryland to play their second to last game of the 2013 season as they battle the Chesapeake Bayhawks for the second time this summer on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM.

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from Inside Lacrosse
ILGear.com rolled into Syracuse Thursday evening, in time to take in the last bit of action on the opening night. Event sponsor LacrosseWear has again created custom uniforms and helmet wraps, which you can see some of below.

from Syracuse.com
The lacrosse tournament started by Tony Ventiquattro last year to fill a void left by the Empire States Games will probably move to New York City next year. But the Empire State Cup won’t go away – even if the Olympic-style games return next summer.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Can_am Championships begin this weekend between number 1 seed Newtown and the number 2 seed Onondaga Redhawks.

from Inside Lacrosse
Former Princeton assistant Peter Milliman is about to become an assistant at Cornell, sources have told Inside Lacrosse.

from Marist Athletics
Head coach Jessica O’Brien has announced that seven members of the Marist class of 2017 will join the women’s lacrosse program. The seven incoming freshmen, hailing from three different states, feature a set of twins as well as three high school teammates from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse.

from Hamilton Athletics
Two Hamilton College women's lacrosse alumnae were recently named assistant coaches at NCAA Division III programs that happen to be members of the Centennial Conference.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"The Human Clear," (Nottingham) is how ESPN's Quint Kessenich described [Matt] Abbott during the 2009 NCAA playoffs. The Syracuse alum is certainly that, and more. He works the wings on faceoffs and this summer has played more on offense for Chesapeake this year. His 12 goals so far are a career-high for the fifth-year pro. It will be interesting to watch him play a more strictly SSDM role in tryouts...

from ILTelevision.com
Before winning gold in Oshawa, Team USA attacker and Northwestern alum Katrina Dowd explains how she likes her head strung and handle taped.

from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
Eilenberg will travel from his Jensen Beach, Fla., home this week to take part in Saturday’s Honor America Days parade. But for the first time in the parade’s 30-year history, he won’t be doing the play-by-play. Instead, he’ll serve as the its grand marshal.

from The Washington Post
The National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act, as the House bill is called, would forbid colleges and universities from participating in the NCAA and other nonprofit athletic associations or conferences unless those groups implement new rules that would protect the health and education of student athletes, along with following a system of due process when problems arise. The associations also would not be allowed to prohibit paying student athletes stipends, although the proposed legislation does not go as far as to require universities to do so.

from GoHeels.com
Luke Jerome Goldstock is the son of Lenny and Maryann Goldstock. He hails from Niskayuna, N.Y., where he graduated this past spring from Niskayuna High School. Goldstock played three years of varsity lacrosse and golf as a prep player. The attackman finished his stellar high school career with 193 goals and 126 assists for 319 points.
Thursday August 1, 2013 9:00AM
from Union College Athletics
Though Schmid received his bachelor's degree from Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his master's from the University of Rochester, he remained a staunch supporter of Union Athletics. Schmid founded and organized the Fighting Dutchmen Gridiron Club, was instrumental in establishing the Sig Makofsky Basketball Tournament and helped fund new bleachers for Frank Bailey Field, among many other contributions.

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from Syracuse.com
Tony Ventiquattro almost didn’t hold another Empire State Cup lacrosse tournament this year. It wasn’t until plans to revive the dormant Empire State Games this year in Rochester fell apart in late February that Ventiquattro decided to forge ahead.

from SUNY Cortland
[Steve] Beville's (West Genesee) assistant coaches will be University of Virginia associate head coach Marc Van Arsdale, a Geneva, N.Y., native and 1985 Hobart College graduate, and Penn State University assistant coach Chris Doctor, a Skaneateles, N.Y., native and 2007 Rutgers University alumnus.

from LaxLessons.com
Meet Asa Goldstock. She’s Luke’s cousin, and it was Luke who introduced her to lacrosse when she was a youngster. Unlike Luke, her job is to prevent goals from being scored.

from ILTelevision
Rising juniors from Section 4 and Section 6 battle it out at the Upstate Rising event.

from ILTelevision
Rising juniors from Section 3 and Section 6 battle it out at the Upstate Rising event.

from ILTelevision
Rising juniors from Section 3 and Section 4 battle it out at the Upstate Rising event.

from Inside Lascrosse
IL contributor Ken Stockmann, a good friend of ILGear.com, reached out recently to show us the uniforms Rick's Cabaret will be wearing at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament next week, where we'll be camped out for the duration of the popular summer event.

from Lacrosse Magazine
During his senior season at Villanova, Karalunas was dubbed the "sasquatch of college lacrosse," by ESPN play-by-play announcer Eamon McAnaney as the best player you didn't know about. Karalunas was an amazing long-stick midfielder at Villanova and effective at that spot as a rookie with the Lizards, but has played close defense as of late in the pros...