Junior Kevin Epp shares stories, knowledge and general lacrosse team news in his weekly blog entitled "Epp-ic Thoughts." The first entry is now available below. Epp is a two-year letterwinner and long stick defenseman for the Black Knights. He made his way to West Point from Naperville, Ill.
Michelle Tumolo's list of accolades goes on and on. In 2012, the Syracuse attack was Big East Attack Player of the Year, a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and helped lead her team to the NCAA championship game. But Tumolo found herself in an unfamiliar situation when the final 18-player roster for Team USA was announced Tuesday -- her name wasn't on it.
Syracuse women's lacrosse assistant coach Katie Rowan '09 has been named to the U.S. National Team to compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup. Rowan is one of 18 players chosen to represent the United States in Oshawa, Ontario this summer.
The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks are not falling apart because they are 0-3. As the players sat behind tables on the green Blue Cross Arena carpet signing autographs after their 11-7 home loss to Toronto last Saturday night, they left no doubt that they intend to stick together and once again be battling for the Champion's Cup once April rolls around.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Dan Dawson will be taking over the Rochester Knighthawks Twitter account for a live tweet session on Monday, February 4th at noon. He will be answering questions for a one-hour period. Fans can feel free to begin submitting questions via Twitter by mentioning @RocKnighthawks.
For the past nine years, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has sponsored the Save the Day program, a fundraiser for the Dream Factory of Central New York, a local non-profit that grants dreams to children with critical or chronic illnesses. To raise awareness of Save the Day, the Big Red will kick off the 2013 campaign with its eighth annual blood drive on Thursday, February 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at G10 Biotechnology Building on Cornell's campus.
Galasso’s latest setback – Inside Lacrosse reported that he broke a bone in his other foot – puts the onus on juniors Pat Powderly (St. Paul’s) and Billy Ward, sophomore Kevin Rice, and redshirt freshman Eric DeJohn and Dylan Donahue. Those players combined to register 13 goals and nine assists in scrimmages against Hofstra and Holy Cross last Saturday, according to The Syracuse Post-Standard.
About two weeks ago, the blog Inside Maryland Sports tweeted “Have now had a few people mention Johns Hopkins to Big 10 as Lacrosse-only member may be done soon,” a message that kicked into high gear a story that IL first referenced coming out of the 2012 IMLCA Convention in December, and one that’ll have significant ramifications throughout the world of men’s lacrosse.
Daniel Macca replaces club founder and longtime head coach Charley Rosenberry, who retired last year. According to Vashon Lacrosse Club volunteers, Macca has participated in organized lacrosse for over 33 years and picked up his first stick while in grade school. His formative years were spent playing midfield and goalie for upstate New York powerhouse Fairport. He was recruited by Division III lacrosse teams, but chose to move to California, where he was on the founding team of Loyola Marymount University.
A 2007 graduate of SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Bily was a member of the 2005 SUNYAC Champion Red Dragons men's lacrosse team. Additionally, Bily was also a member of the boy's lacrosse team at West Genesee High School before graduating in 2002.
US Lacrosse today announced the 18-player U.S. Women’s National Team that is set to compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ontario. The U.S. women’s national team will look to defend its 2009 gold medal and earn its seventh overall world title.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league (MLL), Lacrosse Xtreme and Shooters Lacrosse, in conjunction with St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission and Al Lang Stadium, announced today that the Rochester Rattlers home opener against 2012 MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks will be played at historic Al Lang Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Syracuse posted a 2-1 record at the Champion Challenge held last weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Orange lost to the U.S. national team, 19-11, before defeating Team England and the Haudensaunee national squad.
Even for Syracuse, you had to assume 2012 wasn’t going to be easy. Sure, the Orange have always seemed followed the “Reload, not Rebuild” mantra, but how are you supposed to instantly replace guys like John Galloway, Jeremy Thompson, Stephen Keogh and Jovan Miller?
For Tyler Burton, Monday was the day. The Rochester Knighthawks defenseman was finally ready to share his personal bullying story. His audience was 25 kids – ranging from third to fifth graders – at the Geneva Family YMCA.
Last week it was about character. This week it’s about the players understanding what their role is. “We’ve gotten better every period,” said Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour. “I thought we’ve improved; I thought Cosmo is getting stronger every game. If we keep doing that through the season, I like our chances going into the playoffs.” And believing in the system.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has released its Division I Men's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches' Poll. The rankings appear below. They will also appear on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
Siena went 11-5 in 2012, and looked good to make the NCAAs again, until they were upset by Canisius, 10-9, in the MAAC finals. Siena lost games to Hopkins, St. John’s, and Binghamton early on, and then went on a serious run where they put together 8 straight wins, scoring at least 12 goals in each contest. They lost 14-13 to Albany, beat Manhattan and Marist, and then lost to Canisius to end their year.
The NCAA gear keeps coming at you thanks to an organized rollout effort by the guys at Brine and Warrior. Up next is a look at the Brine King IV gloves to be worn by the Army Black Knights of the Patriot League this coming season.
A Abbey Friend (Jr.):
Friend will lead a young UNC offense after scoring 52 goals and dishing out eight assists last season as a sophomore. Watch for Friend to take command of the attack as it looks to prove itself as an offensive threat early in the season.
With five points against Toronto, Cody Jamieson (3+2) has now amassed over 150 career points. The 2012 Champion’s Cup MVP has 153 points (68+84) in 34 games. On Saturday, he scored once shorthanded, once on the power play, and once at even strength.
This week, while some college teams are already scrimmaging and getting ready for their season openers, many others are just getting started. As teams like Brockport and Oswego get ready to start their pre-season practices on Monday, it’s time for coaches to set their rosters. Maybe some kids didn’t come back for the second semester, maybe some are academically ineligible, and maybe some transfers just came to campus. Therefore, it’s time to finalize the 2013 rosters.
Sam Bradman (Canton/Salisbury) finished with three goals and two assists to earn Most Valuable Player honors as Team USA defeated Loyola, 17-13, in the Champion Challenge at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sunday afternoon.
Team USA got off to a slow start, but found their groove and came away with a 16-9 win over the defending NCAA champion Northwestern on Sunday morning at the Champion Challenge. Played at ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., the game featured the best lacrosse players in the world on the field for Team USA as the team looks to make one final round of cuts as they prepare for the FIL World Championships this summer.
“This isn’t the game we thought we were going to get,” U.S. Men’s National Team coach Richie Meade said. “We thought it would be a little more low scoring, but we were playing against a very well-coached college lacrosse team.”
A very special drop for you all today. We’ve been wondering when this would happen in the lacrosse world, Connor even recently posted up a little article about a new custom box mask making its rounds in the NLL.
. . . To that end, Team USA defeated Syracuse, 19-11, at the Champion Challenge with a balanced attack. Ten different players scored, and three — Katrina Dowd, Lindsey Munday and Laura Zimmerman — had hat tricks. Attacker Katie Rowan was the points leader for the U.S. with two goals and three assists.
One goal wins are starting to become the Buffalo Bandits’ specialty this season. Forward Luke Wiles scored the game winning goal on a power play with 23.6 seconds left to propel the Bandits (3-1) to a 14-13 win and hand the Philadelphia Wings (2-1) their first loss of the season.
The Knighthawks (0-3) were on the losing end of an 11-7 contest against the Toronto Rock (4-1) on Saturday night at The Blue Cross Arena. Toronto’s defense, led by goaltender Nick Rose, limited Rochester’s offense to their lowest output of the season.
Derek Maltz and Luke Cometti combined for seven goals and Bobby Wardwell made five stops (four in the first quarter) as Syracuse defeated Hofstra 15-10 in a preseason scrimmage on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The Orange rolled Holy Cross 16-6 in the second game. Billy Ward of Baldwinsville led Syracuse with three goals and an assist. Pat Powderly scored three goals as well.
The 14th-ranked Orange men's lacrosse team opened the 2013 season with a pair of scrimmage wins on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse knocked off Hofstra, 15-10, and defeated Holy Cross, 16-6. Against Hofstra, junior Derek Maltz led the Orange with five points, including four goals. Classmate Pat Powderly paced Syracuse against Holy Cross with five points on three goals and two assists.
I watched the scrimmage with play-by-play man Mark Dixon, fellow analyst Paul Carcaterra, Chesapeake Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle and Syracuse women's coach Brett Queener (Hamilton goalie). It was a super crowd in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, for the scrimmage and then US clinic afterward.
The official lifted the plastic box — roughly the size of a garage door opener and featuring red and green buttons — to his ear and mimicked making a cell phone call. But this was a very different kind of technology. He wore it on his left wrist on the field during Saturday's Team USA-Notre Dame men's scrimmage.
Syracuse is racking up the frequent flyer miles, and it's not even February yet. The Orange began its NCAA season on Jan. 13, winning at Jacksonville, 21-8. For their second trip to Florida in the month of January, they've come to Champion Challenge to take on Team USA on Saturday night.
Horseheads native Bill Olin has been named the first head men’s lacrosse coach at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, the college announced Friday. Capital will start competing in men’s lacrosse in the 2013-14 academic year. The Crusaders are part of the Ohio Athletic Conference and are in NCAA Division III.
The Orange men's lacrosse team kicks off the 2013 season at the Carrier Dome with a three-way scrimmage against Hofstra and Holy Cross on Saturday, Jan. 26. SU will take on Hofstra at 12 p.m. and Holy Cross at 2 p.m. The Pride and the Crusaders square off in the first game of the day at 10 a.m.
Following a team scrimmage Thursday night, Syracuse University men's lacrosse coach John Desko said he chatted up the game officials who offered that they believed the Orange is "a much different team than we were at the end of the fall. They seemed to notice a big difference."
For the average sports fan, lacrosse could be nothing more than a time filler on ESPNU. For the Haudenosaunee — the Iroquois women's national team that is competing in the Champion Challenge at ESPN Wide World of Sports this weekend — the game has nothing to do with TV. Or simple recreation. It is ingrained in the soul of the Iroquois, who are among the original founders of lacrosse.
Coming off a come-from-behind victory against the rival Rochester Knighthawks, the Buffalo Banidts (2-1) will look to avenge an opening night loss to the undefeated Philadelphia Wings (2-0) on Saturday night at First Niagara Center. Tonight's match-up opens a three-game homestand for the Bandits, who are 88-52all-time at home. Buffalo has not lost at home since March 31, 2012 against Toronto.
The Rochester Knighthawks have teamed up again with the Urology Associates of Rochester to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. The team will hold an auction beginning on Saturday, January 26th as part of the fundraising efforts to benefit Zero - The Project to end Prostate Cancer and The Lipson Cancer Center at Rochester General.
Perhaps the most surprising roster move prior to the 2012 National Lacrosse League season was the trade that sent Shawn Evans to Calgary for the fifth overall draft pick, which was used to take Johnny Powless.
This is the second installment of SUAthletics.com's preview of the upcoming 2013 men's lacrosse season. Part I focused on the attack and midfield. Part II features an overview of the team's defensive midfield, close defense, faceoff specialists and goalies.
. . . Now Neal Powless joins the fray, and he might have just set the bar that much higher! It’s past, present, and future time with the Powless clan! We’ll start with the oldest stuff, and work our way forward in time…
On Saturday, Syracuse will get its first real test run of how the new rules will affect the sport. The Orange plays host to a pair of opponents, Hofstra and Holy Cross, at 10 a.m. in the Carrier Dome for an exhibition doubleheader to open the season. For all three teams, it’s an opportunity to play under the new rules for the first time.
Mike Morrison, a spokesman for the Syracuse University athletics department, said Thursday that Daniello is taking a "medical leave of absence" and will not play for the Orange this season. Daniello is no longer listed on the team roster online. He is still listed in the Syracuse student directory, though he is not on campus.
The start time for the Syracuse-Virginia men's lacrosse game at the Carrier Dome on Friday, March 1 has been set. The two lacrosse powerhouses will square off at 6 p.m. and the matchup will be televised live in Central New York on Time Warner Cable Sports.
A Rob Pannell (Sr.):Pannell's talents, and the circumstances of a season-ending foot injury in 2012, are well known. He has one semester of eligibility remaining, so he did not practice with Cornell in the fall. Fellow attackmen Matt Donovan and Steve Mock are plenty familiar with Pannell's style. With the redshirt senior and former USILA Attackman of the Year, the Big Red once again has the game's best in crunch time.
Syracuse is a unanimous pick to defend its BIG EAST regular-season title in a vote by the league's women's lacrosse head coaches. The Orange earned all eight first-place votes. In addition, seniors Michelle Tumolo and Becca Block were unanimous choices as the Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively.
For most programs a winning record, a conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament constitutes a successful season. While the Orange achieved all those things by going 9-8 overall, claiming the inaugural BIG EAST Tournament crown and playing Duke in the national tournament last year, there are those that wonder if Syracuse has the talent to reach its first Final Four since 2009. Orange head coach John Desko is not one of those people.
Defending champion Lehigh was named a slight favorite to repeat in Patriot League men’s lacrosse as the Mountain Hawks topped the preseason poll with 69 points and nine first-place votes, it was announced Wednesday morning during the League’s annual men’s lacrosse media conference call. In addition, Colgate senior attackman Peter Baum was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Bucknell senior Mike Huffner was tabbed the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Both were also named to the preseason All-Patriot League squad.
Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services has partnered with the 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks to launch the 2013 “End Violence in the Community” campaign. On Saturday, January 26th, a public service announcement will be played during the game and the Knighthawks team will be wearing purple ribbons on their helmets that read, “End Violence in the Community.”
The Rochester Knighthawks will sponsor “First Responder Appreciation Night” Saturday when they host the Toronto Rock. That evening, the Knighthawks are offering complimentary tickets to all first responders at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office with a valid ID.
Buffalo Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich has been pretty busy in the past sixth months. For starters, he was just named GM of the team he had spent six seasons with between 2002 and 2007 on July 19th. Just 11 days later, he was elected to the NLL Hall of Fame on July 30th.
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that Bandits forward Tracey Kelusky will once again conduct three separate “Play Like the Pros” lacrosse clinics at First Niagara Center this Spring for children ages 8 to 16 years old.
The Buffalo Bandits have announced the release of the team’s official mobile application across the iPhone and Android platforms. The free app – which can be downloaded now on iTunes, the Android Market and Google Play– includes a wide range of features designed to keep fans connected to the team through their mobile devices.
Binghamton University women’s lacrosse coach Tony Zostant has stepped down after five seasons to pursue other professional opportunities, the school announced Tuesday. Lead assistant Stephanie Allen, who has been with the program since 2008, has been named interim head coach for the upcoming 2013 season.
The Army lacrosse team will host Penn State for an 11 a.m. scrimmage this Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Foley Athletic Center. Due to safety concerns within the state-of-the-art indoor facility, the scrimmage will be closed to the public.
Steve Beville coaches a club team during his free time. He's best known as the coach at Cortland, which has made four trips to the NCAA Division III men's national championship game and won one title in his six seasons with the Red Dragons. But Beville also runs the CNY Arrows. It's your standard club outfit — practice intermittently, play in some tournaments and get an opportunity to be evaluated by premium college programs.
Notre Dame was chosen by the league's seven coaches as the preseason favorites to win the Big East. Syracuse was picked second. The Irish received five of seven first-place votes and finished three points ahead of the Orange. St. John's was picked third followed by Villanova, Georgetown, Rutgers and Providence.
Members of the Washington Stealth and the Rochester Knighthawks, representing a number of different outreach efforts and organizations, made visits last week to three different aboriginal tribes in the Puget Sound region, giving presentations to introduce the sport to local youth and handing out nearly 200 Under Armour sticks donated by Team 22 in the process.
The definition of character from Webster’s Dictionary details: “Of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation (i.e. the character of the Buffalo Bandits); a group or kind so separated; of distinctive qualities; main or essential nature especially as strongly marked and serving to distinguish.”
Kevin Cassese chuckled when he said Richie Meade's Team USA staff is already on military time. "We're acclimated to the oh-six-hundred conference call," said Cassese, one of Meade's three assistants along with Dave Pietramala and Jeff Tambroni.
Leading the Rochester offense was former NLL MVP Casey Powell. In his season debut, the veteran netted two goals and added four assists. His assist on Dan Dawson’s third-quarter goal, his third helper of the night, was his 600th career point. Powell scored the Knighthawks’ first goal of the game on the power-play at 5:31.
When I was in high school and college I would play in an indoor league in Potsdam, N.Y. Most of the players had no real box experience and the goalies were field players playing in a modified field net. I think it was 5 feet high by 4 feet wide. It was a ton of fun and got me used to playing in a hockey rink, but was far from box lacrosse.
At this point you probably know all about my trip to the Ales Hrebesky Memorial where I played box lacrosse against some of the best Europe has to offer. While I have described the tournament and how amazing it is in depth, I have not yet given you my personal take on full contact box lacrosse, so let me sum it up in two words for you: EXHAUSTED and SORE.
Six weeks. For many of the years I coached, that’s the approximate amount of time I’d plan for pre-season practices. I’d look at our first game and count backwards – six weeks. Throw in a preseason scrimmage or two, and that leaves about four weeks to finalize the roster, teach offenses, defenses, rides and clears, establish midfield lines and, eventually, a starting line-up – and there were still many years when we opened the season without the variety of rides, extra-man offenses, or zone defense ready to go. We often added those as we went along.
The number of rookies in the league has skyrocketed in recent years. The past few Entry Draft Classes have been rich with talent but this does not completely explain the phenomenon. 2012 was the first year without an NLL Team Folding since 2006.
Another 4th quarter deficit turned into another exciting finish for the Buffalo Bandits. Tracey Kelusky, with just 12 seconds left on the game clock and five seconds on the shot clock, snuck a behind-the-back shot past Rochester goalie Mike Vinc to help the Bandits (2-1) spoil the Rochester Knighthawks (0-2) home opener and championship banner raising ceremony with a 14-13 win.
With 11.8 seconds left in regulation, Tracey Kelusky lifted the Buffalo Bandits over the Rochester Knighthawks, 14-13, in highlight-reel fashion with a behind-the-back goal. For the second consecutive week, the Knighthawks (0-2) had the lead entering the fourth quarter, and for the second time in as many weeks, they found themselves on the losing end of a one-goal game.
The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted Saturday in favor of deregulation that will affect a wide swath of the rulebook for all sports, including getting rid of a ban on text messages from coaches to recruits.
For the third consecutive year, the Friends of Drew Webb and its founder Dr. David Lintner '82, completed a successful 7's for 7 Lacrosse Tournament to benefit the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston (DBSA). Held at the Houston Amateur Sports Park, the event featured 90 teams spanning nine men's and women's divisions and, despite many games being cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather, raised more than $40,000.
Kyle Barrett and Paul Wilson will once again offer a clinic for team statisticians. This clinic will be held on Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 PM at the Pittsford Community library (24 State Street, Pittsford, NY, 14534). This is an opportunity to learn how to keep lacrosse stats and how to create "Full Stats" for games played in Section Five.
The Syracuse Roadhawks have partnered with Trilogy Lacrosse and will be hosting final tryouts for its HS, U-15 and U-13 teams in two new locations, Watertown and Binghamton. Promotional Directors Chris Boland (Attack - Johns Hopkins, Boston Cannons) and Andrew Sellers (Defense - Salisbury, Chesapeake Bayhawks) will be on hand to coach and work with everyone who attends.
Peter Baum (Sr.):The reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, Baum reminds Colgate coach Mike Murphy of former Army star John Walker and Duke standout Ned Crotty for his athleticism and ability to dodge from anywhere on the field. "He's very much got Michael Jordan in him. He can score as many points as we need. But we want him to have a Magic Johnson-kind of role, making everyone around him better," Murphy said.
Duke and Marist will face off for the just the second time in the programs' history after the inaugural meeting last season. The Red Foxes gave the Blue Devils everything they could handle as Duke overcame a two-goal deficit heading into the fourth quarter for the 11-10 victory. The Blue Devils outscored Marist 4-1 in the final 15 minutes with David Lawson netting the game-winning goal with 4:38 left in the contest.
When the Rochester Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits meet Saturday to renew their longtime rivalry, the fans of both teams will have the opportunity to come together for one common cause during the National Lacrosse League game.
The Buffalo Bandits (1-1) are set to continue their 2013 season as they travel to Rochester to take on the Knighthawks (0-1) at the Blue Cross Arena at 7:30 PM (KB1520AM/The Lacrosse Network). The Bandits will enter the game after splitting their opening weekend. They opened the season with a 13-8 loss in Philadelphia before staging a fourth quarter rally on Saturday to beat the Minnesota Swarm, 13-12.
One by one hands went into the air as sixth and seventh graders opened up about their experiences with bullying. Stories ranging in seriousness from racial insults to a broken arm were shared in the auditorium filled with 300 students, teachers and two very empathetic professional athletes.
The 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, drew 6,889 participants to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia Jan. 11-13, as announced today by US Lacrosse. The annual professional development event is the largest of its kind in the world for lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators.
“I would like to thank my parents for getting me involved with lacrosse at a very young age and giving up weekends and vacations for tournaments and clinics over the past 10 years. I would also like to thank my High School Coaches, John McGurk, Denis Costanza, Dave Tota, Mike Tota and my Club Coaches Kevin Martin and Chris Sweet, without them I would not have had this opportunity.”
There is no shortage of intriguing storylines for the 46th installment of the New York State Thruway rivalry between the Buffalo Bandits and the Rochester Knighthawks. Most notably, the Knighthawks (0-1), who will be hosting the Bandits (1-1) on Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena, are raising their 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship banner in a pregame ceremony.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the team will host “Native American Night” at the team’s home game on Feb. 9 against the Rochester Knighthawks. Special activities for the night will include traditional Native American music and dance ceremonies, and the team will honor the Six Nations Thunder Tribe team for winning the U15 National Field Lacrosse Championship at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions held in Tampa, Fla. in December 2012.
Eight home games and trips to Louisville, Ohio State and Boston College highlight the 2013 schedule for the Canisius College women's lacrosse team - the two-time defending MAAC Champions - announced by head coach Scott Teeter on Thursday.
The Great Danes, who are pursuing their fifth America East Conference Championship, will play a 15-game schedule, including five home games and five America East contests. UAlbany will be doing so in new Purple CPX-R helmets along with crisp Maverik Rome Gloves and Nike footwear. Check out all of the gear they will be using in 2013.
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Capital Challenge welcomes players from across the country to the University at Albany July 19-21 2013 to train and compete in front of NCAA coaches. Players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a training camp atmosphere that will be second to none! Directors Steve Carcaterra and Ric Beardsley will lead a staff of NCAA coaches who will be coaching players throughout the three days.
The Buffalo Bandits (1-1) are focused solely on scoring a victory as they travel east down the New York State Thruway to take on the defending 2012 National Lacrosse League champion Rochester Knighthawks (0-1) in their home opener at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The roster that will represent Team USA at Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, Jan. 26-27 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and play defending national men’s champion Loyola has been trimmed from 38 to 33 players, mostly due to National Lacrosse League commitments of players originally named to the U.S. team in November.
Siena has been a team nipping at the heels of Division I's elite for the last several seasons, thanks largely in part to some outstanding defensive units and one of the college game's top point producers in recent years in Canadian attackman Bryan Neufeld.
Marist went 6-8 in 2012, which was their worst record since 2009. The Red Foxes had been on a bit of an uptick! In 2012, they weren’t sneaking up on anyone, and played a lot of tight games, sometimes with some excellent teams!
The Rochester Knighthawks announced tonight that they signed goalie Angus Goodleaf to a one-year deal, pending league approval. In a related move, the Knighthawks released Jake Henhawk. “It feels good. I have been waiting for this for a month,” said Goodleaf.
Rochester native and Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will host his inaugural Sharp Shooter Dodging Academy from Thursday, February 21st to Friday, February 22nd at All Star Sports Arena. Kids will have opportunity to learn from the three-time World Champion and four-time college All-American.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will dish out more than assists when the defending National Lacrosse League Champions host the Washington Stealth on Saturday, February 2nd. The Rochester native will debut his “J Dub” sub at noon at the Subway, located down 31 in Perinton. Walters will serve up his tasty creation and sign autographs with his Knighthawks teammates from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. That’s pretty much the theme the Buffalo Bandits have taken the last few days. It was evident on Friday in Philadelphia; you could see the players trying to get a feel for everyone’s nuances and positioning out on the floor.
Of course elite athletes are naturally gifted. And of course they train hard and may have a phalanx of support staff — coaches, nutritionists, psychologists. But they often have something else that gives them an edge: an insight, or even an epiphany, that vaults them from the middle of the pack to the podium.
The chants grew louder. The back and forth of the question-and-answer song became more distinct. As the Iroquois Nationals emerged from the stadium's tunnel, representatives of the Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida and the rest of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy spilled out onto the field in Stomp Dance.
The 2nd Annual Team 24 Shootout will be hosted at Carthage Central High School on June 29 & 30, 2012 to help Hall of Fame Head Carthage Lacrosse Coach Kirk Ventiquattro and Team 24 raise Prostate Cancer Awareness.
The Lakers will have another influx of local players coming this fall, including Geneva defender Dan Hickey. The senior signed a letter of intent Monday at the Geneva High School library. He picked the NCAA Division II college based in Erie, Pa. over St. John Fisher, Tampa and Potsdam.
Major League Lacrosse and LB3 Lacrosse, in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council and Kennesaw State University, announced today that the Rochester Rattlers home game against the Boston Cannons will be played at KSU Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. This will be the first MLL game played in Georgia and will serve as a test for the league as it contemplates expansion.
The Foley Athletic Center was buzzing with youth lacrosse on Sunday, Jan. 13, as nearly 500 players took part in the Army lacrosse team's free clinic. In its sixth year of existence, the clinic drew a record crowd to the Black Knights' state-of-the-art indoor facility.
Though they were knocked out of the 2012 NCAA Tournament hunt in the America East title game by Stony Brook, the University at Albany Great Danes had one of the hottest offenses in the land heading into that matchup. Fifteen goals per game in the team's final eight games is a good sign for this coming season; returning 23 players from that team gives the Danes even more to be excited about.
The Rochester Knighthawks will play their home opener on Saturday, January 19th against the rival Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks will raise their championship banner before the game. Fans can catch the game on Sportsradio 950 ESPN, online at www.sportsradio950espn.com or through a mobile device by downloading the TuneIn app. The game will also be televised on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and aired live on The Lacrosse Network.
The 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, drew nearly 6,900 attendees to the Pennsylvania Convention Center over three days this weekend. Check out our live blog replay below to get a flavor of #LaxCon weekend, and the links to session recaps for insight, tips, drills, advice and lacrosse knowledge from a variety of talented players, coaches and officials. See you next year!
The votes have been tallied, and the winner of the season-opening Knighthawks Play of the Week has been decided. Cory Vitarelli’s finish of behind-the-back passes from Cody Jamieson and Johnny Powless was crowned the Play of the Week by your votes. The goal, seen below, edged the second-place highlight by a mere three votes.
The Hamilton Nationals are back for their fifth season in Major League Lacrosse. The Nats will kick off their 2013 schedule on the road against the Boston Cannons on Saturday, May 4th. The home opener is set for Saturday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. against the New York Lizards.
It was supposed to be a fundraiser to help out a Fairport teenager forging a courageous battle with cancer. Instead, the F.I.T. Training workout floor became a place to remember, a place to support each other in a time of grieving. Fairport teen Blake Cognata lost his battle on Saturday. The next morning, hundreds of friends, teammates and community members turned up at the fitness center to honor his memory.
“As we enter our thirteenth season, I believe this is a well balanced schedule,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “Each week will offer great matchups that will showcase the best talent professional lacrosse has to offer.”
Caroline Salisbury (Sr.): "Sawls" enjoyed a breakout junior season playing alongside such productive stalwarts as Jessi Steinberg and Olivia Knotts. This year, opposing teams will focus their full attention on Salisbury, who possesses not only the team's hardest shot, but also one of the most accurate coach Jenny Graap has ever seen entering her 16th season with the Big Red.
The Hill Academy is one of the best-known scholastic programs on the continent, founded by former Georgetown All-American and current pro field/box star Brodie Merrill. And it's only right that the school has some pretty spiffy gear to put to use.
In the first Division I women's lacrosse game in the nation, Syracuse defeated Jacksonville, 21-8, on Sunday, Jan. 13. The Orange, which opened the season on the road for the first time since 2007, has now won its season opener in six consecutive seasons.
“After I visited Cornell earlier this fall and had the opportunity to meet the team, Coach (Jenny) Graap, Coach (Suzie) Friedrich and Coach (Karrie) Moore, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Big Red. The players were very welcoming and Coach Graap, along with the entire women’s lacrosse staff were helpful and encouraging.
. . . The conference will also feature guest speakers Oren Lyons, traditional Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, and a member of the Onondoga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy; and Sergio Pellis, an ethologist and professor at the Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.
Will the Tewaarton Trophy watch really come down to Colgate’s Peter Baum or Cornell’s Rob Pannell? If that’s the case, I’ll be watching how the CNY media balances its love and commitment to Syracuse University and the two superstars playing down the road in Hamilton and Ithaca.
At 10:00 a.m., Walters will talk Knighthawks lacrosse on 95.1 FM and www.951thebrew.com. Rochester will battle the I-90 rival Buffalo Bandits in their home opener on Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks will raise their championship banner before the game. Fans can catch the game on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950.com. The game will also be televised live on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.
The US Lacrosse Convention was a gear lover's paradise, and we've been doing our best this weekend to show you some of the best new equipment and other products that will make their way into the fields this year. We bring you even more of what we've seen here.
Hat tricks from Dhane Smith and Chad Culp, and a six-goal 4th quarter helped the Buffalo Bandits (1-1) claw their way to victory over the Minnesota Swarm (0-1) in front of a home crowd of about 15,000 people at the First Niagara Center on Saturday night. The win means the Bandits are now 8-2 after losing the first game of the season, and 14-8 in home openers.
In going to Uganda, the main purpose of my trip was to coach, serve and learn. The itinerary devised by Kevin Dugan, Andrew and Maurice could not have been planned any better in order to make that happen.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the return of the Bandits Post-Game Party at Cobblestone Bar & Nightclub following all Bandits home games at First Niagara Center during the 2013 National Lacrosse League season. The party, presented by Cobblestone and Miller Lite, begins this Saturday, Jan. 12, after Buffalo’s home opener against the Minnesota Swarm.
Today we got up and went to the Uganda Martyrs Shrine where I learned about the religious history of Uganda. We went on a tour with the man who overlooks the shrine and he was very nice and extremely informative.
Four goals from Kevin Crowley, a hat trick from ex-Bandit Kevin Buchanan, and a strong performance from goaltender Brendan Miller helped lead the Philadelphia Wings (1-0) to a 13-8 win over the Buffalo Bandits (0-1) in the 2013 season opener for both teams.
There was no surprise at the top of the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft as Ohio selected reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum from Colgate with the first overall pick on Friday night at the Philadelphia Marriott. But as usual, some of the biggest news came in the trade department.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Championship Weekend will take place at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. on August 24 and 25. “Championship Weekend is one of our marquee events, capping our season with the four best teams in the League,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “The Philadelphia area is rich with lacrosse tradition and PPL Park is the perfect venue to showcase the best teams in MLL.”
With the 21st pick, Hamilton went after Army’s James "Garrett" Thul. The Flemington, NJ native is a monster attackman at 6-3, 231 pounds. The West Point team captain is a three-time All-Patriot League and a two-time All-American. He enters the 2013 season riding a 39 goal-scoring streak, which is the second longest active streak in the nation. He has 122 career goals heading into his final season, ranking fifth on Army's career goal-scoring list and sixth in Patriot League history.
Dick Vermeil built one of the most successful NFL coaching careers ever by developing relationships with his players that focused more on who they were as people. That made him a natural selection to deliver the keynote address at the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, Friday night, given the lacrosse community's affinity for highlighting the long-lasting relationships that come with participation in the sport.
Perhaps the most telling comment about the 2013 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium came from one of the coaches who was speaking to a friend as they were exiting Friday's event. "All coaches should hear this information," he said.
ILGear and Inside Lacrosse are on hand in Philadelphia for the US Lacrosse Convention, where there will be a ton of great custom gear and apparel on hand. We'll be updating this post throughout the day, so be sure to keep checking back for new images.
Huntley replaces Regy Thorpe, who has decided to not return to the Hamilton Nationals. Instead, Thorpe – who coaches at Syracuse University – will focus on bringing his alma mater its first women’s Division I National Championship. Thorpe leaves the head coaching position after two seasons on the sidelines. In 2011, he guided the Nationals to a second-place finish and a berth in the playoffs. Hamilton advanced to the championship game, falling by one goal to the Boston Cannons. With the Nationals, he finished with an 12-14 record.
Alarm went off earlier than normal this morning to get a head start on a long day of digging and celebration. Andrew Boston, who was supposed to head back to Soroti, decided to not leave us in the trenches alone.
The Orange men's lacrosse team will host Canisius on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, SU head coach John Desko announced today. The confirmation of the game date is the final piece of the Orange's 2013 schedule which was released last month.
Eleven of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team's 14 regular-season games will be televised this season, including five appearances on ESPN platforms as part of the network's 2013 college lacrosse coverage. Highlighting the schedule is SU's April 10 home game versus Cornell, which will air live on ESPNU as part of the new "ESPNU Wednesday Men's Lacrosse Game of the Week" package.
ILWomen and Inside Lacrosse are in the City of Brotherly Love for the US Lacrosse Convention. In addition to live demos and presentations throughout the weekend, the Expo is one of the highlights of this convention, giving fans and players a look at some of the latest gear and equipment. Here's a sampling:
After being relegated to the secondary realm during past (and present) tournament selection processes, contests between non-region opponents will be considered among primary criteria for NCAA Division III selection committees — including men's lacrosse — starting in 2014, according to current selection committee chair Steve Koudelka and other sources.
Rochester Knighthawks Joe Walters and Tyler Burton will carry the team’s anti-bullying message to Henrietta on Monday, January 14th. The players will share their stories of bullying with over 300 sixth and seventh graders at Burger Middle School as part of the Knighthawks’ “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying program.
With all the offseason rules changes in men's college lacrosse, 2013 is one of the most anticipated seasons in the history of the sport. Here's a position-by-position look at some of the players in Division I to keep your eye on.
“I’ve always had tremendous respect for George and the entire Leveille family,” said Ryan Powell, Rhino Lacrosse Founder. “The Lake Placid Tournament is hands down the best tournament the game has to offer. I’m very confident that teaming up with the Lake Placid organization will allow us to grow the Saratoga Springs Lacrosse Shootout in a respectable and authentic way.”
The women’s schedule includes at least one appearance from five teams in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20 – No. 3 Northwestern, No. 6 Duke, No. 9 Penn State, No. 13 Georgetown and No. 16 Johns Hopkins. The entire ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, also from Chapel Hill, N.C., will be on ESPN3 on Friday, April 26 and Sunday, April 28
In conjunction with releasing the 2013 ESPN lacrosse broadcast schedule, IL caught up with ESPN Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing Sean Bratches, who played lacrosse at RIT under coach Bill Tierney and is an instrumental figure in the growing profile of lacrosse on ESPN's properties.
Got a call and an email from readers wondering how Nicky Galasso can transfer from the University of North Carolina, enroll at Syracuse University for spring semester classes and be eligible to play immediately for the Orange this season.
The eighth annual 21 Dinner, which annually celebrates the life and legacy of George Boiardi, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Michael Jordan's The Steak House NYC, located at the Balcony of Grand Central Terminal in New York city. Registration for the event closes on Friday, Jan. 25.
In 2012, Lemonick helped lead Harriton to advance to the PIAA state quarterfinals, where the Rams lost by one goal to eventual state champion Garnet Valley. Last spring she was voted second team All-Central League and second team All-Main Line.
British Columbia natives Gary and Paul Gait were among the 55 honorees recognized by the Canadian Lacrosse Association with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in December. The brothers led Syracuse to three consecutive national championships from 1988-90, and Gary is the current head coach of the Orange women's program.
The unofficial start to the spring lacrosse season — the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion — started unofficially on Wednesday with a one-day retreat hosted by US Lacrosse's Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Approximately 20 invited stakeholders gathered to develop recommendations and strategies to maximize inclusion and increase lacrosse participation among underrepresented and underserved communities.
The US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, and the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, sponsored by Moe's Southwest Grill of Philadelphia and deBeer/Gait Lacrosse, will bring upwards of 6,000 lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and fans to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Friday through Sunday.
LB3 Lacrosse has announced the signing of Joel White as a sponsored athlete. White was a three time All-American while playing for Syracuse University and was the first and only long stick midfielder to win the Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin, Jr. award as the nation’s top midfielder. He was recognized as a USILA First Team All-American and Tewaaraton Trophy finalist during both his junior and senior seasons at Syracuse.
Sources are telling Inside Lacrosse that Major League Lacrosse will host a regular-season game at Kennesaw State near Atlanta in 2013, a move that history has shown could lead to a future team in the region.
Thursday January 10, 2013
You can't make this up;
A follow-up below;
It was inevitable;
Broken foot, broken hearts;
Upstate's West coast phenom!
“It’s a wonderful honor. I’m very proud that the district chose to honor me,” Streeten said. “Dale Wexell, the president of the board, had some very kind words to say. I certainly, greatly appreciate it.
The US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, and the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, sponsored by Moe’s Southwest Grill of Philadelphia and deBeer/Gait Lacrosse, will bring upwards of 6,000 lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and fans to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Friday through Sunday.
The event celebrates one of the fastest-growing sports for men and women in North America—and it all starts Friday morning with the 2013 U.S. Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium. The symposium features presentations from top sports medicine professionals on lacrosse-specific issues ranging from head and neck injuries to ACL injury prevention.
Rochester, which included Hamburg’s Max Maxwell and Christian Hollfelder, qualified to represent the United States by winning the Brine National Lacrosse Classic this past summer in Maryland. The Ontario (Oshawa) team is comprised of the top players from the Ontario Junior Men’s Field Lacrosse League.
As one of the few veteran players on Team Canada, midfielder Jake Stroscher appreciated the significance of competing in the Brogden Cup against the USA last weekend in Orlando, Fla. “Not many players get the opportunity to represent their country in an international tourney,” said Stroscher. “You hear about this when you are younger; it’s very prestigious and has tons of history.”
Under Armour®, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. announced today the eighth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic will be held on Saturday, July 6 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD. Only 88 of the nation’s top male and female high school seniors will earn the sport’s most prestigious honor.
Today was my first full day in Uganda after a day of traveling from Saturday to Sunday night. I came into the trip with an open mind and didn’t really know what to expect of Uganda or of Uganda Lacrosse. I was pleasantly surprised.
Day Two in the books! Waking up this morning, we were planning on taking a taxi four hours to Masaka, but Andrew, one of the best drivers in Uganda, decided we were going to drive ourselves. Driving in Uganda is crazier than driving in Manhattan. There are motorcycles — bota botas — everywhere, and there are essentially no rules to the road.
It is hard to believe that John Tavares, the all-time leading scorer in indoor pro lacrosse, had never been Buffalo's captain. After all, No. 11 is entering his 22nd NLL season — all as a Bandit. "They always asked me in the past but I always told them I don't need the 'C' on my shirt to be a leader,'' he explains. He's had a change of heart and will be wearing the "C" in 2013, taking over from Chris White who signed with Toronto as an unrestricted free agent.
Stan Cockerton, President of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the worldwide governing body of lacrosse. The site is now live at www.filacrosse.com.
ILWomen is going to feature the Brine Inbox every other week throughout the year as editor Danielle Bernstein answers your questions about anything from college lacrosse, high school lacrosse, recruiting, rules, equipment and much more. If it's related to lacrosse and you want an answer, this is where you can get it. There are a few ways you can submit questions:
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team kicked off the 2013 season by hosting its annual Media Day Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange began preparatioins for the upcoming season yesterday and held two more practices today. In between, head coach John Desko and the SU student-athletes addressed the media for the first time this spring.
The attackman from Long Island pulled on his No. 25 jersey and shorts. They glowed in shocking shades of orangey-orange. Lest anyone be confused, the uniform went one step further. The jersey featured white letters that spelled out “Orange.”
Competition is king, and Syracuse University men's lacrosse coach John Desko continues to throw as many bodies as he can at the troubled face-off position. The Orange is adding another player to the mix with the announcement on Tuesday that faceoff specalist Brendan Conroy of South Huntington, N.Y., has joined the team.
If the objective is to score goals, then it probably isn’t the best idea to give away all the moves to a goalie. One keeper in particular knows the tactics of Syracuse University men’s lacrosse, sophomore attackman Kevin Rice. What’s worse Rice, a Skaneateles High School alum, revealed the secrets on purpose.
Laughter echoed throughout the Carrier Dome as players posed for pictures at the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team’s media day. Eric DeJohn looked out into the distance as his teammates chuckled and shouted to the attack in approval. It’s already evident—this year’s team is going to be different.
"He's home, doing much better." Desko said. "We're waiting to see how much better he gets because the semester starts on Monday. I've spoken with the family and spoken to him; spoken to the family a number of times and wish them the best and hope for a speedy recovery there."
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team is ranked first nationally in Division III in a preseason poll conducted by Lacrosse Magazine. Seventh-year head coach Steve Beville's squad finished 21-1, with its only loss coming to Salisbury in the NCAA Div. III finals. The Red Dragons won national titles in 2006 and 2009 and finished second in 2007, 2008 and 2012.
The SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team is ranked fourth nationally in Division III in Lacrosse Magazine's preseason poll. In addition, Cortland senior midfielder Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) has been named the Div. III women's lacrosse national Preseason Player of the Year by the publication.
With a new year comes a new crop of Hobart College Lacrosse Statesmen. When the team begins preseason practices on Sunday, Jan. 13, Head Coach T.W. Johnson will welcome 14 newcomers. The class was recently ranked 20th by Inside Lacrosse in its annual recruiting rankings with two players ranked in the Top 100 overall and both ranked in the Top 25 for their respective positions.
In 2012, Hobart went 4-9, and with the exception of blowout losses to Colgate and Loyola, the Statesmen were relatively competitive in most of their games. Switch up an OT loss to OSU, a one goal loss to Cuse and 2 two goal losses to Siena and Robert Morris, and Hobart has a very different season.
Season and single-game lacrosse tickets are now on sale through the Army Ticket Office. Season tickets packages include all six regular-season home games, a slate that begins with the 2013 home opener on Wednesday, Feb. 13, versus Manhattan. The regular season continues with four Saturday contests and a Friday night meeting with perennial powerhouse Johns Hopkins under the lights May 3.
The College of Saint Rose has announced its men's lacrosse schedule for the 2013 campaign. The Golden Knights will play their second season on the Dr. R. Mark and Kathleen Sullivan Field at the Plumeri Sports Complex. Saint Rose will participate in 16 regular-season contests and play its inaugural Northeast-10 Conference slate with 12 league dates under the direction of second year head coach Tim Robbins.
The US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, and the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, sponsored by Moe’s Southwest Grill of Philadelphia and deBeer/Gait Lacrosse, will bring upwards of 6,000 lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and fans to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Friday through Sunday.
Alex Shoemaker said his USA teammates were determined to uphold a winning tradition when it aimed for the Brogden Cup last weekend in the North American lacrosse competition in Orlando.
“We enjoyed so much success mainly because we wanted to carry on the tradition of the past USA teams winning the cup,” said the Irondequoit senior goalie after Rochester, representing USA, won the title for the second straight year and third overall with a 2-0 sweep of Canada.
With 7,023 fans watching in the arena and nearly 11,000 online, Cody Jamieson and Johnny Powless each notched five points in a tough 13-12 loss. Jamieson finished with a goal and four assists, while Powless scored twice on two shots on goal, including a behind-the-back goal in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 12. He also earned three assists. Dating back to last season, Powless and Stephen Keogh are both on a team-high six-game goal scoring streak.
Lacrosse stars Casey Powell, Brett Hughes and Jimmy Borell recently visited Nicaragua with Lacrosse the Nations, and ILTelevision.com put together a video with footage of the trip, including footage of the athletes working with local youth and teaching them about lacrosse.
Junior Alyssa Murray shares some of the shooting tips that helped her become the nation's leading scorer in the January issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Murray also discussed her goals for 2013 in the issue, which is now available.
Four members of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team were selected as preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse last month. Senior defenseman Brian Megill headlined the Orange's selections, earning first-team honors. Senior midfielder JoJo Marasco and junior attackmen Derek Maltz and Nicky Galasso received honorable mention nods.
The 2013 MLL Collegiate Draftwill take place on Friday January 11, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. in the Philadelphia Marriott's Liberty Ballroom. This will mark the 13th Collegiate Draft in MLL History. The event will take place during the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Syracuse officially began its quest for the program's first national championship when it held its first practice sessions on Monday, Jan. 7. The Orange returns 10 starters and 24 letterwinners from last year's squad that posted the most successful season in school history.
In the January issue of Inside Lacrosse, ILWomen takes a look at the evolution of the women's game. There have been many changes over the last decade with more on the horizon as the game continues to evolve. What could be in store for the next 10 years?
US Lacrosse today announced the television schedule for Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 27. The U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams will be in action against both defending NCAA champions — Loyola University (men's) and Northwestern University (women's) — on ESPN3 and ESPNU.
Athleticism, size, outside shot, field vision. Name a skill you would want to see in a Division I midfielder and Ben Kocis has it. The junior at Huntington High School (N.Y.) is coming off a successful football season. The quarterback led the Blue Devils to a 7-3 record and an appearance in the Suffolk County semifinals . . . But lacrosse is where Kocis’ college future is, and this past week, he decided where he will spend it.
The Niagara women’s lacrosse team has added twelve new players for the 2013 season, as announced by first-year head coach Wendy Stone. Joining the team will be Elizabeth Benedict, Allie Bush, Gabby Gleason, Danielle Maio, Alexa Richardson, Stephanie Rogers, Jaclyn Schreiber, Selina Scutari, Kayla Smith, Aryien Stevens, Jordan Turpin and Kristen Winter.
There's only a month to go until the start of the most anticipated college lacrosse season, well, ever. Why the excitement? There's the return of Cornell attackman Rob Pannell, the 2011 USILA National Player of the Year, who missed most of last season with a broken foot, but really what will make 2013 different is that the game itself will be different -- much different. Sweeping rules changes, including the adoption of a shot clock for the first time, have been crafted to make the "fastest game on two feet" even faster.
NCAA New Rules Video
In a recent podcast with Joe Alberici, the Army head coach shared a great twist on one-on-one lacrosse drills we absolutely loved. We do have specific criteria for lacrosse drills that we recommend, and they are non-negotiable. They must truly emulate game scenarios, they must be fast paced, and they have to be fun.
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Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today a partnership with the player development tool and social network RipNet to develop the skills of the next generation of MLL players and facilitate and encourage the growth of the game of lacrosse.
Rochester repeated as Brogden Cup champion this weekend, sweeping a Canadian team from Ontario in two games, 23-5, and 8-4, at Austin Tindall Park in Orlando, Fla. This meaningful and historic North American competition was held in partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission and presented by Gatorade through Level 2 Sports.
There was no ribbon-cutting, no marching band, or ceremony, but I think I might have made a milestone trip through Canton, NY this past weekend. I think I might have made my one-hundredth trip through that North Country village.
The first game of the season was a tight back-and-forth contest throughout between the 2010 and 2012 NLL Champions as neither team led by more than two. The Knighthawk held two-goal leads in both the second and fourth quarters, but the Stealth answered quickly to tie the game both times.
The defending World Champion Rochester Knighthawks have selected their captains for the 2013 season. This morning in Washington to open the National Lacrosse League season, Rochester named Sid Smith team captain, and Mike Accursi and Mike Kirk assistant captains.
Saturday January 5, 2013
No more bells ringing;
Six out of seven ain't bad;
Will it be desha vu all over again?;
Kings and queens of the hill.
Dean Hill and Brett Bucktooth of the Stealth introduced lacrosse to numerous Natives at a University of Washington inter-tribal Powwow last year.
When the Washington Stealth and the Rochester Knighthawks take the floor in the opening game of the 2013 National Lacrosse League season, more than 2,000 Native Americans will be on hand thanks to a cooperative effort by both teams’ management. The two pro teams, which together boast a list of the top Iroquois players, are looking to help grow the game by essentially giving lacrosse back to aboriginal tribes in the Puget Sound region.
Does being a high draft pick guarantee a breakout year? How do lower draft picks work out and do they feel like they have something to prove? MajorLeagueLacrosse.com decided to take a look at our Cascade Rookies of the Year to see if being a No. 1 draft picks leads to Rookie of the Year success.
Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, announced today a one-year deal with former Syracuse attackman Tim Desko. As part of the deal, Desko will appear in marketing materials, help with product testing and development and will act as a team sales liaison.
A new year and a new season is upon us, and with that comes predictions, prognostication and optimism. Over the months of December and January, Lacrosse Magazine will release its preseason top teams and name preseason player the year honorees across all levels of the college game. Follow our countdown — including the high and low points of 2012, the best and worst case scenarios for 2013 and rival scouting reports for each NCAA Division I team — and join the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #LMranks.
The Dowling men and LIU Post (formerly C.W. Post) women claimed the No. 1 positions in Lacrosse Magazine's 2013 NCAA Division II preseason rankings, released today. Lacrosse Magazine also named Merrimack's Corey Lunney and West Chester's Tori Dugan as its preseason players of the year for Division II men and women, respectively.
The Rochester Knighthawks will begin their title defense on the road to open the 2013 season. The World Champions will kick off their 19th season against the Washington Stealth at 10:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, January 5th. Fans can catch the game on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950.com. Viewers can also watch a live web cast of the game on The Lacrosse Network.
We've got more gear to show you for this weekend's upcoming LXM Pro Challenge event being held at Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar, California. These are the new STX Shadow gloves that former NCAA standout and current pro middie Sam Bradman will wear when Team STX takes on Team Sole.
Atsap looks at the yellow “TK9” on his wrist and finds his final wish. May the loving community that is Rochester, N.Y. Lacrosse surround the Kopp family with support and affection. May every person connected to this magnificent game celebrate Tyler and vow, in 2013 and always, to live as Tyler told us to live. Make each day “The best day ever!”
Orange assistant men's lacrosse coach Lelan Rogers has been selected for induction into the New York State Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame. A standout wrestler and lacrosse player at Fulton High School and later Syracuse University, Rogers won a state high school wrestling title before enrolling at St. Lawrence University where he was a two-time All-American and the 1985 Division III national champion at 190 pounds.
Unfortunately, a Saturday frees up;
Yankees are moving South;
A new type of String Theory, and more;
We are the Champions.
The Cortland men and Trinity (Conn.) women earned the top spots in Lacrosse Magazine's 2013 NCAA Division III preseason rankings, released today. Lacrosse Magazine also named Lynchburg's Joe Lisicky and Cortland's Maria Di Fato as its preseason players of the year for Division III men and women, respectively.
The Genesee Community College men's lacrosse coaching staff recently announced their captains and schedule for the spring 2013 season. Awarded the honor of leading this year's team are sophomores Jonathan Gill (Gowanda), Jordan McElligott (Spencerport), Tom Owen (Clarence), and Christian Reiller (Salamanca). They will lead a team that has made back-to-back NJCAA Final Four appearances.
Plattsburgh, New York — a city that never sleeps and a place where dreams come true. However, the small city in the Champlain Valley has almost no lacrosse presence in and around it at the high school level. In fact, it's the only area of the state with no scholastic teams officially competing in New York State high school lacrosse). So the SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinals provide lacrosse lovers in Clinton County with their dose of the sport each spring.
Lacrosse Magazine has released their NJCAA Preseason Top 5, as well as their Preseason Player of the Year. A Top 5 seems a little skimpy, so we’ll give you their Top 5, and then our own Top 10, to beef things up a bit. Then we’ll cover a couple of Players to Watch in 2013, in addition to LM’s Preseason Player of the Year.
The 2013 National Lacrosse League season is upon us, and we're excited to kick off this year's NLL Goalie Showcase — our series telling the story behind the mask or helmet worn by each of the netminders in the pro indoor league.
The Onondaga Community College men's and women's lacrosse teams swept their way to the No. 1 positions in Lacrosse Magazine's 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) preseason rankings, released today. Lacrosse Magazine also named Onondaga attackman Randy Staats and Anne Arundel midfielder Meghenn Jackson as its preseason players of the year for junior college men and women, respectively.
United Lacrosse and Top Dog Lacrosse are proud to announce their programs are joining forces and will hold tryouts for Team United Albany. This summer Team United New Jersey, Team United New York as well as Team United Albany will be competing in four summer tournaments.
2012 saw Colgate go 14-4, and Peter Baum, their top scorer and star offensive player, won the Tewaaraton Award. Colgate’s four 2012 losses were pretty spread out, and two of the earlier losses (to Dartmouth and Navy) came as surprises. A 16-14 loss to Lehigh later in the year wasn’t bad, but the 17-6 loss to Duke to end the season didn’t do this team justice.
2012 saw the Big Red go 9-4, and they did so without Rob Pannell. Cornell looked great for a while last season, and with only a loss to Virginia (9-8 in OT) early in the year, Cornell was rolling, and winning tight games against good teams.
The New Year’s resolution for the Rochester Knighthawks can summed up with one word: repeat. The reigning National Lacrosse League champions will begin their title defense on the road on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET against the Washington Stealth at the Comcast Arena in Everett to open the 2013 NLL regular season.
Two Rochester Knighthawks players, Casey Powell and Joe Walters, will be featured on the Rochester radio airwaves this week as the Knighthawks prepare for their season opener this weekend in Washington.
Bruce Codd has vivid memories of his first National Lacrosse League game. The year was 2000. There was a team in Albany, N.Y., at that time and Codd was an Albany Attack defenseman. It was a home game. The defending champion Toronto Rock provided the opposition. "We won 8-7," Codd recalls. "It was a defensive struggle. What I remember most was Pat Coyle punching me in the mouth. Being both Orangeville [Ontario] guys, I thought that was kind of cool."
Wednesday January 2, 2013
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Don't be disappointed if you've never heard of some of our Top 25 Stories of 2012. This is not a list of stories with the most hits, or most views, or most comments. Many times a death, an award, a project in progress or recently completed can affect many, many lives without much fanfare in the press. Many of these stories bring fond memories, give us hope for the future, or inspire greatness, many times with a smile or a tear.
Maybe they’ve stopped their end-of-the-year predictions; maybe they still do them and I just haven’t been paying attention, but it seems like those supermarket check-out line “newspapers” like the National Observer and Star always had headlines that grabbed your attention. We’d hear once again from Nostradamus, the Mayans, or Hollywood psychics about movie stars, politicians, Armageddon, aliens, and more.
Now, I can honestly say that I’ve never paid for one of those rags, but I have looked through them once or twice (but truthfully, not much more than that). Nonetheless, using that inspiration, I’ll throw out my carefully researched and absolutely true predictions for the coming year. Here goes:
“Tessa [Mithcell] (Rush Henrietta) is an outstanding athlete with a passion for the game and a strong competitive drive. She can read the field well. Her stick work and athleticism will be a major threat on attack. Tessa's game sense will be a huge asset to the team.”
The National Lacrosse League returns to CBS Sports Network on Saturday, April 6th with a live broadcast featuring the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks and the Philadelphia Wings at The Blue Cross Arena at 6:00 p.m.
Syracuse sophomore Mike Daniello is reportedly recovering from serious injuries sustained last week, multiple sources say. Daniello was involved last week in an incident that left him with a fractured skull and a brain contusion, according to multiple sources. The nature of the incident is still unknown.
“I decided on Colgate because of its great academic reputation, along with its many different degree options,” said Patterson, last spring’s recipient of the Del- Von Coaches Award for leadership, sportsmanship and commitment. “My family and I had the opportunity to visit several outstanding academic institutions, but we thought Colgate gave us the highest level of lacrosse combined with strong academics.
In 2013, Canisius will still play in the MAAC, but their out-of-conference schedule is totally reinvented. Games with Denver, Air Force, Syracuse, and Jacksonville all provide good tests, and the Golden Griffins will once again face Albany, Cornell, and Hobart. Canisius can win the MAAC again this year, and their 2013 OOC tests would prepare them well for a better NCAA run if they do so.