July 2013
Wednesday July 31, 2013 9:30AM
from The Auburn Citizen
This is the second segment of a three-part article regarding the Skaneateles boys lacrosse program. Look for the final portion in a future edition, on the websites of the Skaneateles School District, www.skanlax.com and skjournal.com.

from Gazette.net
“Most of the people who get into it find out quickly officiating is for me or is not for me,” Harvey said.

WALOA has devised a feeder system to expand its 500-person membership to keep up with demand as the sport gains popularity. The group started a program to enlist high school lacrosse players to officiate youth games. Several years ago USA Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, picked up the initiative nationwide.

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Empire State Cup Tournament Rosters
from Empire State Cup

from Cornell Athletics
Ben DeLuca '98, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Men's Lacrosse, has announced the incoming class of 2017. The Big Red will add 10 players that hail from seven states to next year's squad, including four midfielders, two long stick midfielders, two goalies, one attackman, and one defender.

from Siena Athletics
Siena College Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Andrea Cofrin has accepted the head coaching position at Division II Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. The 2010 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year, Cofrin guided the Saints to four MAAC Tournament Appearances in her five seasons.

from Lacrosse Magazine
After Saturday's announcement of the Team USA Tryout Invitees (Analysis), LaxMagazine.com is taking an in-depth look at each position and the players vying for spots on the 2014 edition of Team USA. On Monday, we looked at the faceoff specialists. Check back over the next several days for the rest of the team's specialities.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The National Lacrosse League has announced the six finalists on the ballot for the NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The three new finalists are Pat McCready, Pat O'Toole and Kaleb Toth, while Chris Driscoll, Regy Thorpe and the 1993 Buffalo Bandits automatically return from last year's ballot. Brief summaries of each candidate's accomplishments are listed below. Ballots are cast by the teams, current members of the NLL Hall of Fame and senior members of the league's covering media.

from the Hamilton Nationals
Joe Walters has been playing for the Hamilton Nationals for the past three years. Walters headed to the All Star Game for the sixth time in his career and had a 3-point performance earlier this month. He currently leads the MLL in assists at 22, and is tied for fourth with a total of 41 points. The last game with the Nationals, Walters put in a goal and an assist to help the team with their 17-12 win over Boston to clinch a playoff berth. Walters sat down with Digital Media Coordinator Becca Luden to talk about his lacrosse career.

from the NLL
The Buffalo Bandits and Colorado Mammoth have announced a trade sending rookie forward Carter Bender and two second-round picks, the 18th overall selection in 2013 NLL Entry Draft and Buffalo's second-best second-round pick in the 2014 Draft, to the Mammoth in exchange for defenseman Rory Smith and Colorado's fourth-round draft pick in 2015.

from LaxAllStars.com
The UCSB club puts on the SB60 Elite, where 60 high level players come together for college level coaching and drilling, led by Michael Allen. While the concept of a small side elite camp is not unique, I do think the way they filmed the action is special.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse is looking for some championship caliber singers to sing the US and Canadian National Anthems prior to games during MLL’s Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink on August 24 and 25 at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday July 30, 2013 10:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Catch him mic'ed up in warm-ups and pre-game, and an exclusive interview about his return — coupled with fantastic highlights from the game.

9:30AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Some parts of the Syracuse University orientation tour may not be needed by Emily Resnick if she enrolls at the college in 2015. Resnick, a junior lacrosse midfielder at Webster Thomas, has made five drives to the Syracuse campus to play at camps, and there is a sixth scheduled. There were also a few trips down the New York State Thruway where the destination was the Carrier Dome.

from Syracuse.com
Trash talk during a game can get a player into a lot of trouble - from drawing a foul to being ejected and having to sit out the next contest. Section executive directors and members of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Central Committee will discuss two forms of talking trash - electronic and verbal - at their quarterly meeting in Rochester today through Thursday.

from The Utica Observer-Dispatch
Shane Joswick wasn’t sure when, or even if, he would play lacrosse again. He was a seventh-grader at New York Mills, and the Class D Marauders don’t play that sport. “Most people here don’t even know what it is,” Joswick said. “So I had to put away the stick for a while.” Not forever, though.

from ILIndoor.com
Anyone who knows Randy Mearns and watched his National Lacrosse League career in Rochester or Buffalo knows he wasn’t a fighter. At least not on the popular sense. He wasn’t going to overpower you or outrun you. But when it came to hard work, you were in for a test.

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from Richmond Athletics
University of Richmond Spiders head men’s lacrosse coach Dan Chemotti (West Genesee) completed his coaching staff on Monday, adding Paul Richards (Baldwinsville) as defensive coordinator and Steve Layne as an assistant coach.

from Inside Lacrosse
Bobby Wynne (Salisbury) and John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) (Haverford) were the boys' head coaches. Both have stellar resumes and did a fantastic job keeping the boys organized, challenged and engaged. Nike's Bill Daye, a former goalie at UNC and MLL player and coach, oversaw the on-the-field activities. Sean Delaney of North Carolina and the Denver Outlaws is now working for Nike, and his knowledge and passion rounded out the staff.

from Lacrosse Magazine
[Mike] Poppleton (Fayetteville-Manlius) followed Dolente as Hopkins' FOGO and was named a second team All-American this spring. His 69% faceoff clip was second-best in NCAA Division I, trailing only Bryant's record-setting Kevin Massa. The Nationals felt comfortable enough with their rookie fifth-round draft pick to ship Dolente to New York, but his 45% win percentage (in albeit a limited sample size) may indicate some early growing pains in adjusting to the pro game. Poppleton's competition with fellow All-Americans Massa and Brendan Fowler (Duke) will certainly be a fun one to watch.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the weekly award winners for Week 12 of the 2013 season, which concluded on July 28. The winners are chosen every week by the League, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements. Rochester standout rookie Dave Lawson was named the Cascade Rookie of the Week after scoring five goals to lead Rochester to a 13-12 win over the New York Lizards on Saturday, July 27th.

from the Hamilton Nationals
Hamilton Nationals’ rookie Garrett Thul earned this week's Major League Lacrosse Warrior Offensive Player of the Week after a career performance Saturday night against the Boston Cannons. The MLL also announced named Denver's Lee Zink the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week and Rochester's Dave Lawson the Cascade Rookie of the Week.
Monday July 29, 2013 9:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Forgive me, but I’m going to milk this Dream Team theme for one more week. I asked for reader input, and I got some – from my two sons, and two faithful alumni.

from ILTelevision
Sophomore highlights from the Upstate Rising event between Section 3 and Section 4.

from ILTelevision
Highlights from the Upstate Risings event featuring sophomores from Section 3 and Section 5.

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
In Tuesday’s all-star game, one of the final events of the Ride, Gebhardt scored three goals to help her squad – Team Arise – to an 18-11 victory over Team Lunar. Ehle scored one goal for Team Lunar.
Sunday July 28, 2013 10:30AM
from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers were able to stay in the playoff race after they defeated the New York Lizards 13-12 on Saturday, July 27th. Rochester lost their lead in the fourth quarter, but a late goal by Steve DeNapoli served to be the difference as the Rattlers were able to beat the Lizards to pick up their fifth win on the season. Standout rookie Dave Lawson led all scorers with five goals to help Rochester improve to a 5-7 overall record, and to keep their playoff hopes alive.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Nationals used nine different goal scorers to win for the third straight week, and tie their best offensive output of the season with 17 points. Rookie Kevin Cunningham (2+3) tied his career high with five points, while fellow first-year pro Garrett Thul notched a career-best six points (5+1+0).

[Brett] Queener made 17 saves and turned away eight shots from Rabil. Queener even provided some offense, scoring his first MLL goal early in the first quarter.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League and the Professional Lacrosse Players' Association have agreed to a moratorium on all qualifying offers and franchise player designations, as well as any free agency offers under Article 7 of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will expire on July 31, 2013.

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from Inside Lacrosse
The tryout roster for Team USA for the 2014 FIL World Championship has been announced. The 2014 games will be held in Denver, and the tryout session will be held Labor Day weekend at Goucher College outside Baltimore.

from Inside Lacrosse
With Saturday's release of the U.S. Team tryout list in advance of Labor Day Weekend's event at Goucher, it's time for the analyst's favorite pastime — second-guessing such selections! (Or, in a more constructive effort, providing some informed speculation, insight or explanation for some of the choices).

from Lacrosse Magazine
These 98 players are invited to tryouts Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher College in Baltimore. After that, a 40-man training roster will be named and that group will gather at the Play for Parkinson's fall ball event in October and at least one additional training weekend through the end of the calendar year. Final cuts down to a 23-player roster will be made after Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, in January. The 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's Championship is July 10-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver.

from The Ithaca Journal
The summer ride for the lacrosse-playing Lasda brothers will continue next week in Riga, Latvia. While in Riga, the Lasdas — 20-year-old Riley and 18-year-old Eli, both Ithaca High graduates — will try out for the men’s lacrosse senior national team that could represent the Baltic republic in the world championships next summer in Denver.

from The Onondaga Redhawks
The Onondaga Redhawks dropped the first game to Tuscarora last weeekend in the best of 5 series. Friday, the Redhawks finished the series with their third straight win to advance to the Can-Am Championship 11 to 9.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Calling All LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni! The 2013 LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Games just two weeks away, on August 10 Saturday – 12 Noon at Booher Fields – Rt 11 (Next to Stafford Park).

from JustLacrosse Upstate
The New U 15 Gaffer Team or 2017 Team will have an open tryout on Sunday September 15 at 1:30 pm at our Big Flats field. Our goal is to give the members a chance to improve skills to be successful at the next level.

from The Schenectady Daily Gazette
My research goes back to the 1988 season, though I have added a few performances from before that, like Greg Mele’s 10-goal game from 1980 (I played in that game). I plan to continue my research as time allows. In the future I may put together Section II lists for career and single season points, goals and assists.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The 2013 Rochester Lady Knighthawks Lacrosse Camp will be held starting Monday, July 29th. The camp runs for four days and is available to girls ages 6 to 15.

from Inside Lacrosse
The 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament is just around the corner, and we're starting to see some of the entertaining and creative club uniforms that the many teams competing across numerous divisions will be breaking out up in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

from ILTelevision.com
North Carolina's Kara Cannizzaro talks about her exepiernece at the ESPY awards and being nominated for Best Female College Athlete.

from ILTelevision.com
New York Lizards midfielder Max Seibald talks about training and testing that the players are experiencing at Nike's The Ride event.

Saturday July 27, 2013 9:30AM
from RIT Athletics
RIT Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Jake Coon has signed a four-year contract extension keeping him with the Tigers through the 2017 season, Lou Spiotti, Jr., executive director of athletics at Rochester Institute of Technology, announced Thursday, June 25.

from LaxPower
Clarence Center, B'ville, and Penfield alums transerring from St. Bonaventure to Mercyhurst.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Stephenson was Binghamton's first-ever coach and in 2004 was America East coach of the year. He'll once again have the reins of a start-up program in UMass Lowell, which is joining Division I in all sports this fall and adding men's and women's lacrosse for the 2014-15 academic year

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals added some more “Orange” to their lineup with the activation of former Syracuse midfielder Steve Ianzito (Cicero-North Syracuse)). The defensive midfielder is the sixth former Syracuse Orange lacrosse player now on the Nationals’ roster.

from Inside Lacrosse
Blake Bodreau’s first goal of the tournament was certainly a memorable one. The faceoff specialist won the draw to start overtime, sprinted towards the goal and scored the game-winner to cap Pride’s dramatic comeback over Liberty in an 11-10 victory in the championship game of the Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

from LaxAllStars.com
Seeing as it’s Friday, everyone should be feeling good. Hopefully this video compilation of the Thompson Family’s ridiculous stick skills don’t make you feel too bad about yourself. If it does, get out there and practice. These guys are simply ridiculous.

from The Montreal Gazette
The coach of a Montreal-area junior league lacrosse team has pulled his players out of the championship final series because of increasingly violent play that has devastated his squad the last few seasons.
Friday July 26, 2013 8:45AM
from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers will begin their three game road trip to end the 2013 season on Saturday, July 27th at 6:30 PM as they travel to James M. Shuart Stadium to take on the New York Lizards for the second time this season at 6:30 PM EST.

from Major League Lacrosse
With just three regular season games left this year, the defending MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks look to serve the Denver Outlaws with their first loss of the season. The Bayhawks travel to Denver to face off against the Outlaws at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). (ESPN2)

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from Lacrosse Magazine
With the completion of their home slate in 2013, is the Rattlers final game in Rochester behind them? Rochester played in three neutral site games this season (two of which counted as home games), fueling speculation since the winter that a Rattlers move away from Rochester could be on the horizon.

from Inside Lacrosse
Onondaga Community College standout defenseman Ryan Vella, a first-team All-American in 2013, intends to enroll at Syracuse University this fall. Vella, a two-time All-League selection at Irondequoit High School near Rochester before attending OCC, would join two other Lazers in transferring to Syracuse, as Six Nations Arrows star Randy Staats — the two-time NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year — and long-stick midfielder Niko Manning, also a two-time All-American, have plans to join the Orange.

from the Buffalo News
Meg Stevens stepped down as head women’s lacrosse coach, assistant director of athletics and senior woman administrator at Buffalo State to become director of athletics at Averett University in Danville, Va.

from Inside Lacrosse
The 2010 games saw Team USA defeat Canada, 12-10, for the gold medal. That game was played in front of nearly 5,000 fans. Those games also garnered international media attention when the Iroquois Nationals were not able to travel because of a dispute over their Haudenosaunee passports.
Thursday July 25, 2013 8:30AM
from WICZ-TV
Binghamton High School lacrosse standout Nishan Ketchoyian has been recognized for his prowess in the sport. The attackman, who will play at Syracuse University next year, was selected to participate in the 2013 Champion All American Showcase in Florida. (Video available)

from Lacrosse Magazine
With Major League Lacrosse defender Chris O’Dougherty coaching them, it’s only natural that Spirit had a strong defensive effort to help kick off the Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event. Spirit held Freedom to just three second-half goals in a 10-9 victory. In the other opening game, Pride rallied for a 9-6 victory over Liberty after trailing 5-3 at the half.

from LaxLessons.com
Hunter Hazen is from Texas. So that means you shouldn’t have to ask whether or not he plays football. The standout from Maine-Endwell High School in upstate New York sure does. But earlier this week, as first reported at as Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi, he too has opted to play lax at the next level. He’ll do it at the University of Massachusetts.

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from Lake Placid Lax
The rich history and legacy of college lacrosse will play out next month when the 24th Annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic returns to this two-time Winter Olympic village. Upwards of 17 alumni teams, representing the most accomplished college programs in the nation, will take to the fields of the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds on Route 73, near the ski jumps. The scholastic divisions begin the tournament, scheduled for Aug. 5-11.

from LakePlacidLax.com
View your teams schedule, results, and follow news/updates from the tournament right on your smart phone! Download the NGIN mobile app at your phone app store today. It is available as a free download.

from SportsFive.net
Pittsford rising junior, Brandon Barker recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play at the Ohio State University after graduation in 2015.

from The Steuben Courier
This was the most successful weekend for the Bath program in the three years that they have been sending teams.

from LaxLessons.com
University at Albany head coach Scott Marr has made tapping into New York talent one of the recipes to the success he’s enjoyed during his 13-year tenure with the Great Danes. The formula is in full force as far as Class of 2014 commits go. Albany now has a total of five commits from New York State.

from Major League Lacrosse
It’s that time again! It’s time for MajorLeagueLacrosse.com’s Movie Mania Wednesday! This is your chance to learn a bit more about your favorite Major League Lacrosse players. Today’s MLL Movie Spotlight is shining bright on Rochester Rattlers’ two-time 2013 Warrior Defensive Player of the Week, goalie John Galloway.
Wednesday July 24, 2013 9:30AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
Central Region tryouts will be Thursday (5:30-8 p.m.), Friday (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday (9-11 a.m.) at Solvay High School.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Former General Brown and Syracuse University athlete Ashley Pike has been named to the position of assistant coordinator of student-athlete development at St. Lawrence University.

from The Auburn Citizen
This is the first portion of a three-part article regarding the Skaneateles boys lacrosse program. Look for the other portions in future editions, on the websites of the Skaneateles School District, www.skanlax.com and skjournal.com.

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from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
“I’m very excited to have been given this opportunity to lead the women’s lacrosse program at SUNYIT,” she said. “Looking at our success so far coupled with the incredible recruiting opportunities provided by the overall direction SUNYIT has been headed in, I think we can build not just a competitive program, but a championship one.”

from LaxPower
F-M's Clay, Kroy Arnold, Greece Arcadia's Nick Capone are heading to Chetnut Hill.

from The Chiiliwack Progress
Two Chilliwack lacrosse stars are heading to New York State this fall, signing on with NCAA programs. Ashley Heisler committed to Buffalo-based Canisius College shortly after Easter.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lindsey Ronbeck was one of the youngest players competing in the Champion All-America Showcase, a US Lacrosse event, but that mattered little as she helped Pride to the championship with a 15-11 victory over Liberty at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Photos
Tuesday July 23, 2013 9:30AM
from Empire State Cup
Coaches and tryout dates for the 2013 Empire State Cup have been announced. The 2013 event will be played August 1-4 at Onondaga Community College. New this year is the partnership with the Cup and U.S. Indoor Lacrosse (USIL) for games this winter. The Cup and USIL will run combines in several locations which will serve as tryouts for the first annual Empire State Cup Indoor Games at a location to be determined this winter.

WWNY report with Coach Ventiquattro interview

12:15AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Halfway through high school, Pittsford Mendon junior-to-be Brandon Barker knows where he will attend college and play lacrosse.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The championship game of the 2013 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event, certainly won’t be lacking familiarity. The Pride and Liberty teams will face each other for a third straight day in the championship game, which will be streamed live on www.espn3.com at 10 a.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday morning from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

from the Rochester Knighthhawks
On Saturday, he played a key role in the Hamilton Nationals’ 13-12 win over the Ohio Machine. The Nats (8-3) moved one step closer to locking up a playoff berth and remained in second place in Major League Lacrosse after the home victory.

from the Chesapeake Bayhawks
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced that Casey Powell (Carthage) earned Warrior Offensive Player of the Week in his first appearance of the 2013 season for week 11, which concluded on July 21st. The winners are chosen every week by the MLL, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements.
Monday July 22, 2013 9:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Well, what’s your team look like?

In case you missed it, last week I asked you to accept the challenge put forth to me by one of my former players (and faithful RTD reader) Mike Brewster ’09, who asked who I would draft for my “lacrosse dream team” – a team consisting of athletes who are pros in other sports.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Olivia Hompe and Kelsey Murray scored two goals apiece to lead Spirit to a 9-2 halftime lead over Freedom on the first day of US Lacrosse's Champion All-American Showcase, but it was Mother Nature who asserted herself the most at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Sunday.

from Inside Lacrosse
LXM Pro took their show to the Midwest this weekend, hosting a game and youth events in Chicago. The Second City wound up providing Team Maverik U with their first win against TeamSTX, 17-11. Flip through some photos of the action from the pro game above.

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from ILTelevision.com
Highlights from Sections 3 vs. 4, 3 vs. 5, 4 vs. 6, and 5 vs. 6.

from Inside Lacrosse

from the Onondaga Redhawks
The 2013 Can-Am championships got off to a shaky start Friday night as the lost the opening gaame to the visitors 10 to 9.

from Inside Lacrosse
In the second quarter Maverik United was quick to take a two goal lead. Four minutes into play, STX’s Max Ritz set up teammate Tim Desko with a behind the back feed, which Desko converted into a goal with a behind the back shot.
Sunday July 21, 2013 8:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
If there was ever any doubt that the U.S. women's national team was on a mission for gold at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, it was quickly erased Saturday afternoon. The defending champions put on a clinic of offensive firepower and riding excellence, quieting a boisterous home crowd to down host Canada 19-5 and earn a seventh world title.

from Lacrosse Magazine
FIL World Champion Team USA received some further honors on Saturday evening, as six players were named to the All-World Team at the athletes banquet following their gold medal performance against Canada.

from Syracuse Athletics
Katie Rowan '09 recorded 10 points to lead the U.S. to a 19-5 victory against Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup gold medal game in Oshawa, Ontario. Rowan scored eight goals and dished out two assists to lead Team USA to its seventh world title.

from LoHud.com
Yorktown High School graduate Katrina Dowd broke the tournament record for most goals at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, scoring 26 in seven games en route to leading the U.S. to a 19-5 win over Team Canada in Saturday’s gold medal game.

from MPNnow.com
From the time they first started playing lacrosse together in the second grade, Mark, Derek and Dante have been friends on and off the field. All three were starters for the Hilton varsity football team in 2012 and each depart from the lacrosse team with a place in program history.

from Inside Lacrosse
IL's Terry Foy and Kyle Devitte rehash the first game post-All-Star Break — Chesapeake's dramatic 13-12 win over Boston — and talk to the legend Casey Powell, who was impressive in his first game of the 2013 season.

from the Hamilton Nationals
Joe Walters (3+3) and [Cody] Jamieson (2+4) led the Nationals with six points apiece. It was only fitting then that the Nationals’ goal at 8:48 of the fourth helped both players reach career milestones. Jamieson’s second marker of the night gave him a career-best six points, and was set up on Walters’ 100th career pro assist.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Katie Rowan (Syracuse University) provided the opening strike for the top-seeded U.S. squad just 1:21 into the contest, the first of eight goals for the eventual player of the match. . . Rowan (8g, 2a) set a new program record for goals in a game, besting Karen Yohannon's 7 goals in 1989. With 67 career points in 14 games, Rowan tied Kelly Amonte Hiller for most points in U.S. history.

Photos

from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester led only once in the game, and were unable to compete a four-goal comeback as they fell to Denver for the second time this season. I don’t know if there’s been any other team that has held them to 12 so far,” said Head Coach Tim Soudan. “I’m pretty proud of what we did tonight.” Attackman Ned Crotty tallied one goal and two assists, and rookies Dave Lawson and John Ranagan combined for five goals as the Rattlers dropped their seventh game of the season.

from Inside Lacrosse
We've got a look at some pretty unique uniforms and gear for a club team known as the Dust Bunnies, comprised of players from the Syracuse area and beyond.
Saturday July 20, 2013 12:15AM

from Lacrosse Magazine
In advancing to Saturday's gold medal game at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, the U.S. women were able to rely on just that experience, as team captain Lindsey Munday and defender Gina Oliver helped anchor a 21-8 victory over England, which made things a lot closer than the final score indicated.

from LaxPower
The U.S. Women's National Team advanced to its ninth Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup final with a 21-8 semifinal victory over England on Friday. The U.S. will seek a record seventh gold medal in Saturday's 3:00 p.m. ET final against Canada.

from Syracuse Athletics
Katie Rowan '09 became U.S. lacrosse's career assist leader in the squad's 21-8 victory against England in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup semifinals in Oshawa, Ontario. With two assists in the victory, Rowan now has 33 in her national team career.

from Inside Lacrosse
“I don’t think it’s set in yet," she says. "I know if I was their age, this is exactly what would make me want to play for Team Canada. To do it not only on home soil, but to do it in general makes those four years of training worth it. Those days you wanted to quit, you’re just so grateful you kept going.”

from LaxPower
Below are computer ratings for the 19-team field based on results through Thursday, July 18th. The usual "10-goal limit" is applied, so the differences between top and bottom teams are even greater than the numbers suggest.

from Lacrosse Magazine

from LaxLessons.com
Today, Nicky became the latest Bonitatibus to take his game to the college level, verbally committing to Division III power Cortland State, as first reported at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi.

from Colgate Athletics
When the men's lacrosse team found out that its program would be part of the new Colgate athletics facility, they were ecstatic. Now the program has something else to look forward to – a brand new state of the art locker room.
Friday July 19, 2013 3:15PM
from LaxPower
The U.S. Women's National Team turned in a dominant effort in the quarterfinals of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, defeating the Haudenosaunee 20-1. Team USA will square off against the winner of the quarterfinal match between England and Wales, and is two wins from earning its record seventh world title.

from Inside Lacrosse
The quarterfinals at the World Cup wrapped up Thursday night. Throughout the day, I spoke with coaches and players competing in this international event, and put them together for this edition of the ILWomen.com Podcast. Interviews include Finland coach Jenni Kapanen, U.S. coach Ricky Fried, Team Canada coach Alexis Venechanos and Canadian players Abbey and Mandy Friend.

from LaxPower
The 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup is taking place from July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ontario. Championship and consolation bracket play began on Wednesday. Results thus far and the remaining schedule appear below.

from The Brantford Expositor
Call it #TheReturn. After several weeks of watching from the stands, Randy Staats was to be in uniform for the Six Nations Arrows on Thursday night for Game 3 of their Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League best-of-five quarter-final series against the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Major League Lacrosse legend Casey Powell made a spectacular season debut, totaling four points on three goals and an assist to lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a thrilling 13-12 overtime victory over the Boston Cannons on Thursday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Casey Powell, 37, got the better of his matchup Thursday with 25-year-old Brian Farrell of the Boston Cannons. Powell beat Farrell behind, drew a penalty, rolled off the ground and dove to score the game-tying goal with 5 seconds left in the Bayhawks' 13-12 overtime victory.

from The NCAA
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved in its July conference call a new rule in women’s lacrosse that allows players on the defensive team to move through any portion of their goal circle when their team is not in possession of the ball. The new rule will be effective for the 2013-14 academic year.

from Brent Axe / Syracuse.com
”Homegrown local talent definitely helps sell tickets,” MLL Commissioner David Gross admitted when asked if that would be a factor in deciding if Syracuse would be in contention to receive an MLL expansion franchise. There are currently 26 players with Central New York roots (either from CNY or played college lacrosse here) in the league.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
With the Haudenosaunee defense focusing on slowing down the frenetic pace at which Katrina Dowd has racked up points, linemates Danielle Etrasco and Katie Rowan blew up in Thursday's 20-1 quarterfinal victory, totaling mirror-image six-point games. Etrasco scored five times and assisted on one, Rowan scored once and had five assists, including on three of Etrasco's scores.

from Inside Lacrosse
At Thursday's start, eight teams were fighting for four spots in the 2013 FIL World Cup semifinals. Excited to check out some international lacrosse for the first time, I headed to the fields early to catch some of the consolation round games and investigate the scene.

from Syracuse.com
Taylor Gebhardt and Emily Ehle live just a few miles away from one another in Baldwinsville . . . Gebhardt, a rising junior at C.W. Baker High School, and Ehle, a sophomore-to-be at Christian Brothers Academy, will cross paths again next week about 3,000 miles from home.

from Syracuse.com
Gebhardt, whose team-high 47 goals last season helped lead the Bees to a runner-up finish in the state Class A playoffs, was the only sophomore named to The Post-Standard’s 2013 All-Central New York girls lacrosse team.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Decision time for some high school lacrosse players arrives during the summer between their sophomore and junior years, when it comes to a choice for a college. That means right about now for Pittsford midfielder Brandon Barker.

from LaxPower
"I couldn't be more excited to have Liz join our program," Burker said of her new assistant. "There is no doubt she is dedicated to pushing our program to the next level. Her work ethic and passion for lacrosse will set a tone for the next chapter of Virginia Tech lacrosse."

from North Country Now
Sam Bradman, a Williams High standout, a leading college lacrosse player, and U.S. Lacrosse championship star, has renewed his contract with lacrosse, field hockey and golf equipment maker STX through 2016.

from Inside Lacrosse
While which of the potential outcomes chosen is an NCAA decision that'll likely be made this September, IL tacked on some questions about the state and future of the NCAA Tournament to the rules survey we sent out. These are the results, with anonymous comments from DI head coaches accompanying the results.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers return from the All-Star break for their second meeting in 2013 with the Denver Outlaws for their final home game this season at Sahlen’s Stadium on Saturday, July 20th, at 1 PM EST.

from Lacrosse Magazine
That speculation may finally have come to an end. Casey Powell is on the Bayhawks' active roster, was at practice this week and the word from many involved with the team is that the comeback is on for Thursday's game against the rival Boston Cannons. "I think there's probably a very good chance he plays," said Chesapeake head coach Dave Cottle.

from WKBW-TV
Buffalo (WKBW/Bandits) The Buffalo Bandits today announced the remainder of the team’s coaching staff for the 2014 National Lacrosse League season.
Thursday July 18, 2013 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine

from Brent Axe / Syracuse.com
Even though there may be no area in the country more associated with the sport, there is a curious hole in Syracuse's lacrosse resume. It does not have a franchise in Major League Lacrosse. Syracuse.com spoke with several people involved in the sport to find out why.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
"The IMLCA does not support recruiting of boys who have not yet entered ninth grade. If a coach is present at an event and not on the tournament staff or on the field instructing, then he must be there to recruit. The Association does not condone this action."

from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. is 4-0 after round-robin play, defeating its opponents by an average score of more than 11 goals. On Tuesday, the Americans beat host Canada 13-2 in their final preliminary game. The team's signature midfield ride allowed the U.S. to dominate possession and positioned Team USA in first place entering the medal round.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Pool Play is complete at the FIL World Cup, with Team USA taking the overall top seed for the medal round after a 13-2 win over host Canada on Tuesday evening to close out their preliminary schedule. The USA, Canada, Australia and England all earned first-round byes and an off-day on Wednesday.

from The Auburn Citizen
Roughly 170 kids attended this year's Auburn Lacrosse Camp, and with the recent wave of sticky, hot weather, it seems only fitting that it concludes with a dunk tank.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Jamieson has been busy this summer playing for the Hamilton Nationals of the MLL and the Six Nations Chiefs of Major Series Lacrosse. He has been a contributing factor on both teams and is constantly on the move. So far this season, Jamieson has amassed 12 points (6+6) in six games for the Nationals. Against the Rattlers, he recorded a season-high three-points (1+2) to lead Hamilton to a 10-6 victory. Even though he is seemingly always on the go this summer, Jamieson wouldn’t have it any other way.

from Inside Lacrosse
United Lacrosse has a number of teams based in New Jersey, Albany and Central New York, and we have a look at some of the gear these elite club teams are rocking on the field this summer.
Wednesday July 17, 2013 9:00AM
from WHEC-TV
Losing a child is unthinkable but a local mother has turned her grief into a gift for the local sports community. Six years ago a Pittsford freshman suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm during a routine practice. This weekend, the lacrosse community will gather to remember his life by playing the game he loved. Jeff Milano-Johnson was a 14-year-old high school freshman when he collapsed while warming up for a game as a member of the Pittsford Sutherland varsity lacrosse team.

from LaxPower
The U.S. Women's National Team leaned on its signature pressure defense to defeat Canada 13-2 in Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup pool play Tuesday. With the win, Team USA (4-0) earned the number one seed in the championship bracket, which begins play Wednesday.

from FIL
Results and standings through Tuesday.

from Major League Lacrosse
I love lacrosse. I love North Carolina. So naturally, as soon as I found out that the 2013 MLL All-Star Game was going to be in Charlotte, I knew that I had to be there. Since then, I got a summer internship with the League and relocated to Boston, so the All-Star Game was a bit of a trek compared to Chapel Hill or D.C. I’m glad I decided to make it. Here’s recap of my trip down to Charlotte for the All-Star Game:

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from Syracuse.com
The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame has named the 1983-84 West Genesee boys lacrosse squads as its 2013 Teams of Honor. Those Wildcats will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the 27th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner, Oct. 21 at Drumlins Country Club.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lyle Thompson is just getting started. Just getting started playing attack. Just getting started as a father to his two young children. Just getting started taking the college lacrosse world by storm.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Haudenosaunee bounced back after a disappointing loss to Japan on Saturday that knocked them out of the ranks of the unbeaten to defeat Germany 16-9 on Sunday. Leading the offense for the Haudenosaunee was Trenna Hill (LaFayette/Syracuse)(4G-1A), Naomi Walser (3G-3A) and Alie Jimerson (3G-1A).

from Rollins College Athletics
Rollins men’s lacrosse has added Tim Desko (West Genesee) as Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator, announced Head Coach R.J. Rossi on Monday. Desko enjoyed a stellar career playing for his legendary father John Desko at Syracuse University, earning All-BIG EAST honors and serving as team captain his senior year. His coaching career started last season at Atlanta McIntosh High School.

from NBCMontana.com
Former Syracuse stars Michael and Ryan Powell, brothers who have also played internationally for the United States during the Lacrosse World Championships are in town hosting the camp at the Adam Bronken Memorial Sports Complex. (Video 1:04)

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the 56 youth lacrosse teams that will compete in the fifth annual US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championship, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, July 23-25 (girls) and July 26-28 (boys) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Tuesday July 16, 2013 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
With one day remaining of group play at the FIL World Cup, several teams have navigated themselves into good position for the upcoming medal round, with four unbeaten squads entering Monday and another five with just one loss thus far.

from Holly McGarvie-Reilly | Sarah Bullard / Lacrosse Magazine
There is a certain buzz in the air around our team this morning. With the day off today, we can process and enjoy our first three victories of the tournament, taking a little time to soak it in. Australia was a force to be reckoned with . . .

from the Hamilton Nationals
When Joe Walters landed Sunday at Greater Rochester International Airport, he received a tweet that made his day. The Hamilton Nationals midfielder, fresh off a hat trick in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, received a clip of his behind-the-back goal that was No. 9 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With one day remaining of group play at the FIL World Cup, several teams have navigated themselves into good position for the upcoming medal round, with four unbeaten squads entering Monday and another five with just one loss thus far.

from Holly McGarvie-Reilly | Sarah Bullard / Lacrosse Magazine
There is a certain buzz in the air around our team this morning. With the day off today, we can process and enjoy our first three victories of the tournament, taking a little time to soak it in. Australia was a force to be reckoned with . . .

from Lacrosse Magazine
Nearly 200 of the nation's top high school boys' and girls' lacrosse players have been selected by US Lacrosse to compete in the 2013 Champion® All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event. The boys' and girls' showcases will be held July 21-26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as part of the Champion® ESPN Games.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the team has acquired forward Ryan Benesch and transition player Andrew Watt from the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for first-round picks in the 2015 and 2016 NLL Entry Draft and a third-round pick in the 2017 NLL Entry Draft.

from Boston U. Athletics
Boston University head men's lacrosse coach Ryan Polley announced the program's inaugural recruiting class on Monday. Thirty-one true freshmen will help comprise the Terriers' first-ever roster when the program begins varsity play in the 2013-14 season.

from Major League Lacrosse
Just a few days after the conclusion of the 2013 All Star game, was presented by Moe's Southwest Grill, fans are still buzzing about the memorable weekend. The MLL's finest provided a night filled with excitement in the wide variety of skills competitions, as well as the game its self. The league's players give a lot back through charities and youth lacrosse programs throughout the country, now the MLL All Stars are giving the shirt off of their backs for a good cause.
Monday July 15, 2013 9:45AM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Steve Carcaterra and Ric Beardsley from Team United CNY announce tryout registration is now open for their 2014 summer teams.

from LaxAllStars.com
Prior to Major League Lacrosse’s All Star Game in Charlotte, a bunch of MLL players went to a local Moe’s Southwest Grill, the title sponsor for the event, to mingle with fans, and try their luck at making, and rolling up, burritos. From the Kim Black photos below, it seems like Mr. Rob Pannell had the most success behind the counter.

from PressBoxOnline.com
They sat side by side, with more than 100 years of lacrosse experience between them, surrounded by some of the best high school players in the country. Dick Corrigan and his older brother George first picked up lacrosse sticks nearly 70 years ago. Yet when the North and South teams took the field July 6 at the eighth-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Johnny Unitas Stadium, they were on the sidelines as honorary coaches.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Who would you pick to be on your team? A few weeks ago one of my faithful readers and critics, Mike Brewster ’09, gave me a suggestion for an RTD column . . .

“Wit, I’d like to hear your take on creating the ultimate lacrosse line-up with studs from other sports…so for instance, would LeBron be a freak two-way middie? Would Ryan Callahan of the Rangers be a Raider? Probably would be tough to write about, but could be interesting…I know one thing – I’d take Bill Belichick as the coach . . ."

from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S.-Australia game has traditionally been a passionate but low-scoring women's lacrosse rivalry. The last time the two teams met in Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) play, in the 2009 Women's World Cup final in Prague, the Americans won 8-7. Once, the Australians eked out a 2-1 victory in pool play during the 1989 games in Perth, Australia.

from Inside Lacrosse
After three days of pool play, five teams remain unbeaten at the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. Japan and New Zealand are both 3-0. Canada, the United States and Israel are all at 2-0.

from Sweetlax Lacrosse
You can now register for tryouts for the Sweetlax Teams that will be participating in two Fall Tournaments to be announced in August. Sweetlax is planning to field eight teams for each H.S. graduation class from the Class of 2014 all the way up to the Class of 2022. That includes fourth graders to seniors in high school.

from Lacrosse Magazine

Sunday July 14, 2013 8:45AM
from LaxPower
Team USA attacker Katrina Dowd (Northwestern University) led all scorers with four goals and three assists, earning player of the match honors. Dowd capitalized on several feeds from linemate Katie Rowan (Syracuse University), who finished with two goals and three assists.

from Lacrosse Magazine
On a night where host Canada earned a huge pool play win over Australia and England equalized its record at 1-1 by topping Wales, several other teams saw action as the FIL World Cup had its second day of pool play. New Zealand, Ireland, Haudenosaunee, Japan and Israel remain undefeated after two games, with Canada and the U.S. standing at 1-0 with their second games coming tonight.

from Major League Lacrosse
Team Supernova used a nine-goal fourth quarter run to take over and defeat Eclipse 24-15 in Saturday's MLL All-Star Game, presented by Moe's Southwest Grill from American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Saturday July 13, 2013 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Hobart just announced the hiring of Greg Raymond on Friday evening, and I caught up with the first-time head coach on the phone. Read more about his career and the Hobart job at the press release which came out late this afternoon.

from Major League Lacrosse
The MLL Ultimate Fan Fantasy winners, Cameron MacKenzie and Frank Ranfone, selected the players for teams Eclipse and Supernova in a playground-style process. MacKenzie is the honorary captain of the Eclipse, coached by Bayhawks head coach Dave Cottle, and Ranfone is the honorary captain of the Supernova, coached by Hounds top man Mike Cerino. Team Eclipse won the coin toss, earning them the first selection in the draft and the home field advantage.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Canadians got an all-world performance on offence from Abbey and Mandy Friend (Canandaigua), a solid effort in goal from Katie Donohoe and a clutch goal in the final minute of regulation from Cristi Foote in a 12-11 victory over Australia under the lights at Oshawa's Civic Recreation Complex.

from the Baltimore Sun
When Matt Striebel stepped onto Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High in July 2005 for the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, he was a bit taken aback. Sure, he had won two NCAA championships at Princeton and played four seasons in MLL, but he was still in awe of his teammates in the "Old School vs. Young Guns" matchup.

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from Hobart Athletics
"From his foundation at Corning East High School to leading his college team to a Division I title and from working under some of the very best in college coaching to coordinating one of Division I's top defenses, Greg Raymond is the perfect fit for Hobart College and our lacrosse program," says Hobart Director of Athletics Mike Hanna '68. "Along with the Hobart lacrosse student-athletes and Hobart coaches who assisted in the interviewing process, I'm extremely excited about the energy, discipline, teamwork and recruiting experience Coach Raymond will bring to the program and to Hobart Athletics."

from Lacrosse Magazine

from MPNnow.com
Ben Reeves led Section 5 in assists with 66 and finished second in points with 109 as a sophomore in 2012. Figuring the monster season would be tough to top, Palmyra-Macedon coach Joe Hill expected Reeves’ production would be similar as a junior.

from MPNnow.com
Coach Ed Mulheron has helped the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team win nine Section 5 titles since 1986, with the most recent championship coming last month. While all the teams are different, what makes the 2013 Braves memorable to the coach is how hard they worked as a team to raise the coveted block of wood at the end of the season.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
“I chose Syracuse not only because of their consistency in being successful with their lacrosse seasons and careers, but because of the love for the sport each and every player and coach put into it. Coach Gait, Thorpe and Rowan are amazing, and they don’t coach their players like a team, they coach them like a family."

from LaxLessons.com
This past season, Miller emerged as one of the leading players in the Hudson Valley, leading to a variety of Division I opportunities.

from LaxAllStars.com
Ryan Powell tells us why he chose to bring Rhino Lacrosse's first tournament to Saratoga Springs, New York.

from LaxAllStars.com
As I pulled into the Saratoga Polo Association grounds in Saratoga Springs, New York, I couldn’t help but notice the incredibly green, never ending fields that surrounded the club house. Lacrosse players of all ages, parents, siblings, and coaches were scattered across the fields as far as I could see, and I felt that sense of excitement I only get once in a while, when I know I’m about to experience something memorable, that others might only wish they had seen.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Mike Manley will join the ranks of the elite in his first ever MLL All-Star Game, presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, this Saturday, July 13, at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte N.C. "It is truly an honor to be selected among elite company. I am very excited to get the opportunity to represent the Rattlers organization. However, I wouldn't have been selected if it wasn't for the help of my teammates and coaches," Manley stated.

from the Hamilton Nationals
Hamilton Nationals fans will have a chance to watch five of their players at this Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill. Kevin Crowley, Joe Walters, Brodie Merrill, Brett Queener and Kevin Cunningham will represent the Nationals at the event in Charlotte. The 7:00 p.m. game at American Legion Memorial Stadium will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

from Inside Lacrosse
Travis Ford, M, Webster Thomas (N.Y.)
Not only did the Rochester area product nail two goals on the night, but he also won the halftime fastest shot competition with a 96 mph blast. Ford can sling it from long range, using a stutter step to create separation and get his hands free. Really impressive alley dodger who can shoot well with either hand and place it where the goalie has a hard time making a save.

from the Baltimore Sun
Even as US Lacrosse prepares to move from its city headquarters to a business park in a Baltimore County, the governing body for the country's fastest-growing sport isn't straying from its roots.
Friday July 12, 2013 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
England struck first, on an unassisted goal from former Maryland star Laura Merrifield (3g), but the U.S. responded with 11 straight goals to take the lead and never trailed after that. Attackers Katrina Dowd (3g, 1a) and Katie Rowan (3g, 1a) led all scorers. It was Carey, though, who took home Player of the Match in her senior FIL debut, scoring 2 goals and capturing a team-high 6 draw controls. Overall, the U.S. won the draw battle, 15-11.

from Lacrosse Magazine
LaxMagazine.com's Clare Lochary caught up with Team USA head coach Ricky Fried after Thursday's 17-7 win over England to open pool play at the FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario. (Video 1:18)

from Lacrosse Magazine
Beyond Team USA's 17-7 win over England, there was plenty of other action at the first day of the 2013 FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, including Pool A foes Australia and Wales, who played to an 11-4 Australia victory.

from Niagara University Athletics
Niagara women’s lacrosse head coach Wendy Stone is spending her July as team manager for the United States National Team at the 2013 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Canada.

from metroWNY.com
The fear of the number 13 is called Triskaidekaphobia, which was not just a cute theme for West Seneca East’s class of 2013, but the phobia played a mystic role in the girls lacrosse team’s success.

from US Lacrosse
Team Freedom – Coach Andrew Reed, East Syracuse Minoa (N.Y.)

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the second time in Fann Cup history, Rochester, NY will host the annual charity lacrosse tournament. The 12th installment will be held in the Flower City from July 12th through July 14th.

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from Inside Lacrosse
The 2013 FIL World Cup kicked off Wednesday evening with the opening ceremonies. See what players and coaches had to say and check out their photos.

from US Lacrosse
The U.S. Women’s National Team, winner of a record six world cup titles, begins its quest to defend the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup gold medal Thursday in Oshawa, Canada.

from SportsFive.net
Fairport rising senior offensiveman, Dan McAvoy, has made his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

from LaxLessons.com
Max Parker first started playing lacrosse as a seventh-grader. It gave him something to do leading up to the start of football season. Now, just five years later, lax has become Parker’s passion — and where his collegiate future lies.

from readMedia.com
In the early 1980's, the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team was a young program still trying to establish itself. Chris Mele, an All-American attackman who lit up the Bears' scoreboard for four seasons, helped put the program on the map.

from Syracuse.com
As former Cornell lacrosse star Rob Pannell puts it, he is just riding the wave. Since winning the Tewaaraton trophy, leading Cornell to the Final Four, and setting the Division I scoring record this past season, Pannell has been traveling around the country to various lacrosse camps and enjoying his rookie season in Major League Lacrosse.

from Major League Lacrosse
Year in and year out the All-Star game showcases the top players in Major League Lacrosse and this year is no different—except for one glaring stat. Seven of this year’s All-Stars are from the 2012 Draft Class. The game will serve somewhat as a changing of the guard, from old timers to young guns.

from Inside Lacrosse
The MLL Skills Competition will be held at halftime of the MLL All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill on Saturday, July 13. Two staple marks of the competition, the Fastest Shot and the Freestyle contest, will both return, and for the first time there will be a Long Distance accuracy competition. Whether watching at home or at the game, fans are not going to want to miss this.
Thursday July 11, 2013 8:45AM
from Syracuse.com
The National Federation of State High School Associations inducted West Genesee High School boys varsity lacrosse coach Mike Messere into its National High School Sports Hall of Fame last month in Denver.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Six Nations dancers, singers and drummers performed at the event, which drew together lacrosse players, coaches, officials, administrators and fans from around the world for the 19-team tournament. The Haudenosaunee team did a traditional step dance in tune with the drummers, and later all 19 teams gathered together to celebrate the beginning of the world’s premier lacrosse tournament.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Four former area high school lacrosse stars are playing in the Women’s World Cup for lacrosse, which starts Thursday in Oshawa, Canada.

from PRWeb.com
“Having Bob Woodruff (Colgate) Foundation sponsor these military medical center events has made it possible for severely injured service members to learn and try new sports,” said Kirk Bauer, JD, executive director of Disabled Sports USA and a disabled Vietnam veteran.

from Cornell Athletics
Just six games into his professional career, former Cornell lacrosse player Rob Pannell '13 has been selected to participate in his first MLL All-Star Game, to be held on Saturday, July 13 at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Additionally, Pannell will participate in the halftime freestyle competition. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m.

from the Baltimore Sun
High school lacrosse standouts like McDonogh's Brinton Valis are usually playing for their respective club teams during the summer months. This weekend, however, the rising senior and many other players have a unique opportunity.

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from Halley Quillinan / Inside Lacrosse
I remember playing with her for the very first time. We were two kids, hadn’t a clue who the other one was and had no idea what we were destined to become. Flash forward ten years and seemingly we’ve taken on the world together. I’ve had the good fortune of watching my best friend become a star before my eyes.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Reporting live for the Red, White and Blue, this is Sarah and Holly. We are excited to share our "insider look" of what it's like to be a member of Team USA at the 2013 Women's World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario!

from Cornell Athletics
Twelve new members, including six All-Americans, have been selected for induction into the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame at the 36th annual ceremonies to be held Saturday, Sept. 21 on the Cornell campus. After this year's class is inducted, the membership in the Hall will stand at 555. The All-Americans who will be inducted are Sarah Averson '03, women's lacrosse; Ryan McClay '03, men's lacrosse; Taylor McLean '03, women's polo; Doug Murray '03, men's ice hockey; Carl Shields '75, men's track and field; and Clint Wattenberg '03, wrestling.

from Major League Lacrosse
Expectations are high for a fun, and enjoyable weekend. The All-Star Game rosters will be chosen playground style with team captains. Bocklet said, "This reminds me of fifth grade kickball. I hope not to be picked last, but I don't think there's going to be any hard feelings. There's so many great players in this League, that to even be picked last with this group right here is still an honor."

from Syracuse.com
Over the years I have enjoyed the articles written about the West Genesee lacrosse program. But as a parent of a 2013 West Genesee lacrosse player, I'm disappointed in the terms used about this team in the June 25, 2013, articles.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Spencerport Central School District has announced the hiring of two new varsity coaches. Jason Rich has been named the varsity hockey coach and Patricia Condon has been named the coach of the girls varsity lacrosse team.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Exactly one year from today, the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship will commence in Denver with the Opening Ceremonies. This landmark event will be the largest international lacrosse event in history with as many as 40 nations represented. It is the first time that an FIL World Championship has been held in the United States away from the East Coast, and is also the first time the men's world championship has been held in the U.S. since 1998.

from Athletic Business
The day after Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill in late May adding a new layer of protection for high school coaches besieged by upset parents, John Erickson had three simple words: "We got it."
Wednesday July 10, 2013 8:45AM
from WWNY-TV
Immaculate Heart grad Tyler Prevost was honored for his part in gaining the title for the Le Moyne men's lacrosse team.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Johns Hopkins graduate and Rochester Rattlers standout rookie midfielder John Ranagan has been selected to play in the 2013 MLL All-Star Game presented by Moe's Southwest Grill. In only his first season in the MLL, Ranagan will be one of only three rookies to play in this year’s All-Star Game, joining New York attackman Rob Pannell and Charlotte attackman Mike Sawyer to represent the 2013 class.

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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College senior Josh Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) has been named the recipient of the 2013 Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for men's lacrosse, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday morning.

from Army Athletics
Recent West Point graduate Brendan Buckley repeated as the Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year as announced by league officials on Tuesday afternoon. In a vote by the conference's member athletic communications offices, the standout Army lacrosse defenseman rose above all 2012-13 Scholar-Athletes of the Year for men's sports to earn the overall honor for the second year in a row.

from ILTelevision.com
Syracuse recruit Taylor Poplawski (CBA-Syracuse) talks about scoring 4 goals in the 2013 Under Armour All-American game.

from US Lacrosse
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from MPNnow.com
Briana Kimble has been a mainstay on the Hilton girls varsity lacrosse team since the Cadets first took the field back in 2010. Briana will continue her career at Division I Robert Morris University this coming fall after finishing high school as one of the most prolific players in all of Section 5.

from SportsFive.net
Josh Merkel, Midfield, Irondequoit, Class of 2014:
"This is a player who stood out to me for his overall play. He was good in transition and scored multiple goals while I was watching him, including a nice rip in the All-Star game. He's got a decent build (about 6-0, probably 170ish), played both ways and even jumped onto other teams who needed some numbers and gave them a boost."

from Penn Athletics
Canandaigua's Lauren, Kendall D’Amore part of Penn's Class of 2017.

from Inside Lacrosse
As the summer circuit is in its peak, commitments have been rolling through with regularity. In this week's edition we have a plethora of relatively new 2016 verbals, big 2015 commits and a handful of '14 commits.

from Syracuse Athletics
Two members of Syracuse women's lacrosse incoming class led the North squad to an 18-16 victory against the South in the Under Armour All-America Classic. Taylor Poplawski (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) and Kelsey Youmell (Jordan, N.Y./Jordan-Elbridge) both started for the North in the game played on Saturday, July 6 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.

from Major League Lacrosse
Today, Major League Lacrosse announced Supernova and Eclipse as the new names for the 2013 All-Star teams. These team names will be featured in the 2013 MLL All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. in Charlotte, NC. Fans can watch as the Supernova take on the Eclipse, live on ESPN2.

from Inside Lacrosse
For the past week, ILGear.com has been teasing a series of sneak peeks at the custom Warrior uniforms designed for the 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, which is presented by Moe's Southwest Grill and is being held this coming Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at American League Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

from LaxAllStars.com
This past weekend Rhino Lacrosse hosted the Saratoga Springs Lacrosse Shootout, and our man Tommy Gilligan was there to take in the entire weekend. For the first time since 2006, the Powell brothers got together for their famous Powell Hour. One photo just wouldn’t do it justice, so here’s one for each brother.

from Lacrosse Magazine

from ILTelevison.com
Highlights from the 2013 Under Armour All-American Senior Boys Game from Towson University in Maryland featuring the 40 best graduating seniors from across the country.

Tuesday July 9, 2013 8:30AM
from NLL.com
During his rookie season in 2013, Vancouver Stealth defenseman Tim Henderson (Tully) was often relied upon to cover their opponent's top scorer. The 24-year-old now has a much bigger assignment as he has been deployed to Afghanistan for active duty as a field artillery officer with the U.S. Army.

from SportsFive.net
With an average of 2.69 goals against and 14.88 goals per game, Geneva topped the offensive and defensive stats in the 2013 season. They scored in double digits in fourteen of their seventeen games and Canandaigua scored the most goals against the Panthers (8ga).

from LaxAllStars.com
Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) is definitely one of my favorite MLL defenders. He doesn’t blow you away with his size, and off the field he is as nice as they come, but when I see him out on the turf, I can’t take my eyes of the defender with the motor that just won’t stop. (Video 4:25)

from The Saratogian
What a difference a few months can make. In the season opener for both teams, reigning Section II Class B girls lacrosse champions Queensbury defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 17-12. The two teams would not meet again until the sectional final at UAlbany’s John Fallon Field, and 16-0 Queensbury came into the game as a sizable favorite.

from the Buffalo News
Now that the first big question about the Bandits' offseason has been settled - in the form of a hiring of a head coach - we move to the second one. What will John Tavares do?

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I was asked by 3dLacrosse to follow the eight-team Boys HS Division I at the first annual Saratoga Springs Lacrosse Shootout this past weekend. The tournament featured approximately 77 teams in 9 different divisions – not bad for a first-year event! Games were played at the Saratoga Springs Polo Grounds, where there were ten fields, concessions, parking, vendors, and a “fun zone” that I never really got a chance to see, but seemed busy and popular every time I went anywhere near it.

from Syracuse.com
Members of the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team traded their jerseys and sticks for summer dresses today when they gathered on the steps in front of Syracuse City Hall to be honored for last month’s Class B state championship.

from Inside Lacrosse
Top Division I coaches were there scouting the games (hiding in the Under Armour tent to get away from the heat), along with IL. From our notes, here at the Fine 15 (five players from each game) from the day’s uncommitted games:

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Allen Thibodeau, a 2015 LSM from Fairport (Rochester) in Upstate New York, also had to get used to the heat. "Being from Rochester, this was pretty extreme," he said. "But the competition was better than most tournaments I have been to and it’s going to make me better as a player."

from Inside Lacrosse
Multiple sources close to the program confirmed that both players have received their releases and have made their decisions but are still waiting on being accepted to the university.

from Inside Lacrosse
“I’ve always admired STX as a leader in the sport,” said Peter Baum. “STX partnering with the LXM PRO and its interest in growing the game made them athletically a great fit. Being a player from Oregon, it’s important for me to get to spread the game.”

from Major League Lacrosse
After receiving a few inquiries in the choice of team names for the MLL All-Star Game, presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, Major League lacrosse, has decided to change the names.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Nick Panara, Upstate New York, 2014, Defense: Panara is a quick defenseman at 5’10 and 185lb. The Fairfield commit clears the ball up field well with out any panic. Makes good checks and has a good understanding on when to slide.
Monday July 8, 2013 8:30AM
from Syracuse.com
Former Jamesville-DeWitt standout Jordan Evans scored three goals, and Cazenovia’s Connor Cannizzaro had a goal and two assists in the Under Armour All-American boys lacrosse all-star game Saturday night at Towson University north of Baltimore.

from Syracuse.com
Three area women who played in Saturday night’s Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic at Towson University near Baltimore all caught the eye of Inside Lacrosse magazine.

from LoHud.com
. . . This is trash-talking. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) recently announced a crackdown starting this school year — especially geared toward taunts regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation — whether it’s from athletes, coaches or fans. Now New York will talk about whether to take out more of the trash-talk, too.

from The Juice
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team made a surprising run to the 2013 national championship game thanks to a patient, constantly improving offense, a staunch defense and senior leadership. Good news for Orange fans: The team lost only six key players to graduation; it returns a bevy of offensive talent and quality goalies; and it’ll be stocking up in key areas.

from Dr. Fred Opie
The U. S. National team tryouts for 1990 National Team represented the pinnacle of my lacrosse experience. It’s was like being at a summer lacrosse camp with the best 280 players in the country.

from LaxPower
The last day of 41st Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the Men's and Women's Elite champions crowned. In the day's first title game, heavily favored Team STX got out to a quick lead and never looked back to claim their first Women's Elite crown. The Men's championship will go down as one of the all-time best finals in tournament history. After trailing by a wide margin, Colorado-based All Out clawed back to win its first title in double overtime.

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from TopLaxRecruits.com

from Minnesota Elite Girls
Photos from the tournament.

from Inside Lacrosse
The game turned out to be a wild shootout and the South emerged from the craziness with a 28-24 win, with Matt Rambo (La Salle/Maryland) leading the way with a event record eight goals. A list of other players also chipped in with big production as the nation watched live via ESPNU.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . The South also won the celebration showdown with an homage to the Tahitian National Soccer team's rowing celebration from the Confederations Cup.

from MPNnow.com
The team’s penchant for last-minute heroics helped Canandaigua capture a second straight Monroe County League Division II championship. Braves coach Sue Ellis is the Daily Messenger’s 2013 Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals tied their team record for wins in a season after earning their seventh victory of the 2013 campaign Sunday afternoon. The Nationals used a five-point performance from Kevin Crowley to down the Rochester Rattlers 10-6 at Sahlen’s Stadium.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester only led once in the game, and scored just one goal in both the second and fourth quarters, as they fell to Hamilton for the second time this season. “We had really good opportunities tonight, but we just didn’t bury them,” said Head Coach Tim Soudan. Kevin Leveille and Steven Boyle both tallied two points, and goalie John Galloway recorded 16 saves as the Rattlers dropped their sixth game of the season.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Now you can follow the Rochester Knighthawks at Tumblr.com
Sunday July 7, 2013 10:45AM
from CNYCentral.com
About 2200 athletes ranging from 3rd grade to the college level played games on eight different fields on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Video 1:32)

from the Buffalo News
Independence Day may be over, but Niagara University is still decked out in red, white and blue. Team USA has taken over the campus for the weekend. The national women’s lacrosse team is staying in the institution’s apartments and practicing on Niagara Field as it prepares for the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup. The squad will compete July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ont., hoping to earn a record seventh world title and defend the gold medal it earned in 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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from Inside Lacrosse
In an offensive showcase, The South boys team beat the North 28-24 in the eight rendition of the Under Armour All-America Classic, held Saturday evening at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

from Inside Lacrosse
Jordan Evans, M, Jamesville DeWitt (N.Y.)/Syracuse - Stats: 3G
Evans put up a quiet hat trick in Saturday’s game, stringing together all three of his scores in the fourth quarter. Again, here was another good off-ball player, with two of his three goals built on assists from other players. He’s also a player who thrives above GLE, so a move to the midfield once he’s at Syracuse shouldn’t be a surprise.

from Inside Lacrosse
Upstate NY - Willie Klan, G, Webster Schroeder '15 (N.Y.)
I'd been hearing great things about Klan for at least a year and finally got the opportunity to watch him live. Bigger than I realized, Klan is poised in net and turned back a bevy of shots, acting as a key cog for the Upstate squad. Hit most of his clears with beautiful passes and was generally strong out of the cage. My guess is that Ohio State can't wait to for him to be a Buckeye.

from Inside Lacrosse
The North's Taylor Poplawski (Cba-Syracuse) also had a big dey as she notched four goals and an assist, while the South was paced by Sydney Holman's four goals and Zoe Stukenberg's five draw controls.

from MPNnow.com
Dakotah Savitcheff and Kendall D’Amore both put up big numbers for the Canandaigua girls lacrosse team this spring. The midfielders said the origins of the Braves’ potent offense can be traced back to their start in the area’s youth program back in second grade.

from LaxPower
The 41st annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout is nearing its end. The Men's Masters division came to a close with Team Jaegermeister/Force 5 winning the championship game over Hulu, 13-9, to claim their second consecutive title.

from Dr. Fred Opie
The summer before I entered 9th or 10th grade Steve Mabus’ family moved on street. At the time Steve played college lacrosse at Kutz Town State in Pennsylvania. Don’t remember how it started, but before I knew it, Steve and I started playing catch, shooting on goal in his yard, and played one on one in his yard.

from The Saratogian
To say that Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls lacrosse picked a nice time to record the program’s first-ever win over Niskayuna would be a gross understatement. Saying that it was merely a good game, meanwhile, would simply be incorrect.

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from the Baltimore Sun
A small piece from the rivalry in this year's NCAA women's lacrosse championship found its way to Towson's Johnny Unitas stadium, the site of Saturday evening's Under Armour Lacrosse Classic. A Maryland graduate and senior attacker from last season, Alex Aust was on one sideline coaching the South. Across from her was the North coach Kara Cannizarro, who led North Carolina with four goals in the 13-12 triple-overtime thriller over Aust and the Terps in May.

from the Baltimore Sun
The goal horn got quite the workout Saturday night. After 137 shots and 52 goals, the South prevailed, 28-24, against the North in the highest-scoring Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic ever. For 27 minutes, not much separated the two boys squads at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Back and forth they went, goal after goal.

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from the Empire State Cup
A tremendous set of coaches will be manning the sidelines at the 2013 Empire State Cup, which returns to Syracuse, New York on August 1-4, 2013. Each region has a staff of three coaches, with a wide variety of experience in the sport, ranging from current professional players to Hall of Fame coaches.

from Inside Lacrosse
In arguably the recruiting event of the summer, Under Armour Underclass pool play got underway on Friday at noon and ended after the 4:00 games, and will pick up bright and early on Saturday morning, continuing through Sunday afternoon.

from Inside Lacrosse
One of the summer's biggest lacrosse events, the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic is taking place this weekend at Towson University, with many of the best college-bound players putting their skills on display Saturday night in Under Armour senior All-American game for both boys and girls.

from SportsFive.net
The 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic is now on the books, and as a change from the "Pro forma", the Rochester team did not win the championship. The team, coached by Craig and Andrew Whipple, did, however, make the final four where they lost to the Long Island North team, who ended up losing to the championship New Jersey North team. In the six years that Rochester (and the Whipples) have played in the tournament, the team has won four times.

from Inside Lacrosse
After days of playing, eight teams remained Wednesday morning, but by the end of the day, only one was crowned the Brine National Lacrosse Classic Champion. Players from all over the country participated in the three-day event and put on a show for all in attendance.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
When Onondaga and Newtown get together, fans get ready for a great game. Friday night saw Newtown edge out the hometown Redhawks for a 10-9 win to secure first place for the 2013 Can-Am playoffs.

from the Marin Independent Journal
During the week, Roy Lang is just your typical 23-year-old Mill Valley resident with an Ivy League degree. Lang, however, undergoes a transformation when Friday rolls around. He boards a plane and travels to the other side of the continent to Hamilton, an East Coast port city in the Canadian province of Ontario.

from Lacrosse Magazine
It was day two of the Men's and Women's Elite and Men's Masters division at the 41st annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout. The Women's Elite division started bracket play and will enter into the quarterfinals and semifinals tomorrow. The Men's Elite completed the quarterfinals, and the Men's Masters completed the semifinals. Tomorrow, Jagermeister/Force 5 and Hulu will compete in the Master's championship.
Saturday July 6, 2013 9:30AM
from heraldonline.com
When the 10th annual Women’s Lacrosse World Cup starts Thursday in Ontario, Canada, one flag will stick out. It has four interconnected white squares, two on each side, flanking a white tree on a solid purple background. It’s the international symbol of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of Native American people. Winthrop women’s lacrosse coach John Sung will lead the Haudenosaunee into their second World Cup. They finished 11th at the 2009 tournament in the Czech Republic.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Brine National Lacrosse Classic wrapped up Wednesday with the national championship game. The tournament brought 1,300 athletes to Boyds, Maryland for three days of competition. Players from 32 states were represented and players competed for one of 12 regional teams.

from Inside Lacrosse
ILWomen was at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship game between Long Island and New Jersey. Click here to see a recap and who stood out from the championship game. Zach Babo was on the sidelines to capture it all with his camera.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester heads into this weekend fresh off their first win since June 7th after defeating the New York Lizards 13-10 on Sunday, June 30th. In his first home game, rookie midfielder Dave Lawson recorded five points on two goals and three assists, and veteran attackman Kevin Leveille also picked up five points on the night with three goals and two assists, earning him Warrior Offensive Player of the Week honors.

from LaxPower
It was day two of the Men's and Women's Elite and Men's Masters division at the 41st annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout. The Women's Elite division started bracket play and will enter into the quarterfinals and semifinals tomorrow. The Men's Elite completed the quarterfinals, and the Men's Masters completed the semifinals. Tomorrow, Jagermeister/Force 5 and Hulu will compete in the Master's championship.

from Dr. Fred Opie
My lacrosse playing days started in the summer in the mid-1970s. Our physical education teacher, Don Daubney, a Springfield College grad, taught a lacrosse (soft stick and soft ball) unit every spring to his eighth grade classes.

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from YNN.com
This weekend nearly 2,500 players on 140 teams will participate. Most of the players are high school students, but there are also alumni teams and a league for second-grade students and older.

from Brine National Lacrosse Classic
The East region rose to the top at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic with Long Island and New Jersey reaching the Championship rounds for both high school boys and girls. Long Island captured the 2013 Brine National Championship for high school girls while New Jersey high school boys emerged victorious edging an emotionally charged Long Island squad to win their first national title.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse and ILGear.com are camped out at Townson Univeristy for the weekend for the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. Under Armour officially released the gear and uniforms for the event, for both the boys and girls North and South.

from WENY-TV
Cornell Lacrosse Camp will be highlighted by two of the all-time greats in Big Red history, Tewaaraton Award Winners Rob Pannell and Max Seibald.

from Lacrosse Magazine
CANADA
Best finish: 3rd (1982, 2009)
Names you know: Dana Dobbie, Crysti Foote, Mandy Friend, Abbey Friend, Megan Takacs

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals travel to Rochester to play the Rattlers on Sunday, July 7th at 3:00 p.m. at Sahlen’s Stadium. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Former Rochester Knighthawks Randy Mearns and Bill Gerrie will join nine others in the latest class of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The induction banquet and ceremonies will take place on November 9th at the Firefighter's Club in Burnaby, BC. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3256#sthash.6iFid25n.dpuf
Friday July 5, 2013 1:15PM
from North Country Now
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team will host it's annual alumni game Saturday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. on the Turf Field following the women's soccer game.

from LaxPower
The Denver Outlaws set a pair of Major League Lacrosse records in Thursday's 16-7 win against the New York Lizards. The club continued the team's annual tradition of setting a Major League Lacrosse attendance record as 31,019 fans packed Sports Authority Field at Mile High to watch the victory that improved Denver's record to 10-0. The 10 consecutive wins to start the 2013 season mark a MLL record, topping the 2005 Bayhawks' 9-0 start.

from The Saratogian
With a senior-laden team and an array of playmakers, Shenendehowa boys lacrosse seemed poised for a season to remember in 2013. On a rainy night at UAlbany’s John Fallon Field, the Plainsmen punched their tickets to the state tournament with a dominant display over their final Section II opponent of the year.

from LaxPower
It was another great Fourth of July spent playing lacrosse in the Vail Valley. The second half of the 41st Vail Lacrosse Shootout began with Men's and Women's Elite and the Men's Masters divisions. With the first round of play over in all divisions, tomorrow will host the Men's Elite quarterfinals, the Men's Masters semifinals, and the Women's Elite first round of bracket play.

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from the New England Lax Journal
Queeney was much more than a lacrosse player for Colgate, however. He was the true definition of a student-athlete. Not only was the math and mathematical economics double major a two-time Academic All-Patriot League honoree, but he also graduated as valedictorian of Colgate’s class of 2013.

from the Albany Times-Union
Section II lacrosse has seen a significant rise in the amount of talent produced in recent years. Not only have teams from the area begun to make a strong push toward winning a state title, but more and more Section II competitors have started to draw attention nationwide.

from The Ithaca Journal
. . . with a stellar senior season and runner-up finish in the Section 4 Class A tournament, Biondi’s outlook has shifted. Thanks to 72 goals, 23 assists, and 34 ground balls, Biondi is an Under Armour All-American. She is one of 40 selections and will play for the North in Saturday’s All-America game at Towson University, just outside Baltimore.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Independence Day festivities at Mile High Stadium have become the talk of Major League Lacrosse and one of the premier events of the season. The 2013 game between the Denver Outlaws and New York Lizards has plenty of intrigue and reason to be hyped.

from The Denver Post
Eventually this year, Sports Authority Field at Mile High will again become home to the NFL Broncos. Until then, there are the 8-0 Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse. The Outlaws will play the New York Lizards on Thursday night, or Fourth of July. Apparently, not even the Rockies at Coors Field put on a fireworks display quite like the Outlaws do at Sports Authority Field.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Ty Thompson, Albany A (Jammin' Salmon) - One third of the famed Thompson trio that took the college lacrosse world by storm this year will be in Vail. Thompson will be a senior at Albany next year. He's the cousin of 2013 Tewaaraton Award finalist Lyle, and his brother, Miles.
Thursday July 4, 2013 12:15AM

from Inside Lacrosse
UPSTATE NEW YORK: Always a great lineup for the boys from Central New York, featuring both sleepers and well-known names. Mike D'Amario (Niskayuna '14/Virginia) and Connor Fields (Bishop Timon St. Jude '14/Albany) are efficient goal scorers and will lead the way for the Upstate offense on the attack end.

from Hartwick Athletics
On Wednesday, Hartwick College Director of Athletics Kim Fierke announced that Jackie Rutkowski has been named Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, effective August 1. She replaces Rachel Dell who accepted the head coaching position at John Carroll University in May.

from MPNnow.com
After setting Midlakes’ career goals and points records, Sarah Sheppard is ready to take her game to the next level. The attacker is headed to Edinboro University in Pennsylvania this fall.

from Lacrosse Magazine
A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A US Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Syracuse's all-time leader in points, goals, assists has tips to hit your cutter every time.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With just a week to go before the opening ceremonies of the FIL Women's World Cup (July 10-20th in Oshawa Ontario), we continue our look at the U.S. Women's National Team here on LaxMagazine.com. Two weeks ago, we started with a breakdown of the attack unit. Last week, we looked at the midfield. Today, we look at the defense and goalies, the back line that hopes to anchor the U.S. to its second consecutive world title.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Cordingley served as head coach of the Toronto Rock for the last four NLL seasons. Under Cordingley, the Rock led the East Division twice (2012 and 2013) and reached the NLL championship game twice (2010 and 2011), including a Champion’s Cup win in 2011. Last season, Cordingley guided the team to a league-best 10-6 record, earning his second Les Bartley Award, given annually to the NLL Head Coach of the Year.

from LaxPower
It was high school championship day at the 41st Vail Lacrosse Shootout. Across the boys' and girls' brackets, five teams walked away with division championships.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Arrow Express Sports will host the Nationwide Lacrosse Camps at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena next week. Kids, ages 6 to 12, will have a chance to learn from National Lacrosse League and Mann Cup Champions Brad Self and Shawn Evans.
Wednesday July 3, 2013 12:45PM
from Inside Lacrosse
With the deadline come and gone and in honor of the Independence Day celebration of the United States, now seems like a logical time to check in with coach Richie Meade and, later, speculate about the possible composition of the national team.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced that applications are available for the head coach of the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team. The head coach will begin his or her term in fall 2013 and will lead Team USA through the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Guildford, England.

from ILTelevision.com
The 2013 Under Armour All-American boys introduce themselves before this weekend's event at Towson University in Maryland.

from ILTelevision.com
The 2013 Under Armour All-American girls introduce themselves before this weekend's event at Towson University in Maryland.

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from ClarenceLax.com
Congratulations to Silver Creek's Zed Williams on receiving the 2013 Borrelli Award as outstanding senior lacrosse player in Western New York.

from metroWNY.com
. . . the sharpshooter fired into the net an incredible 129 goals to break both the Section VI and New York State single-season record. He eclipsed Zed Williams’ mark of 101 in 2010, and then the NYS record was 108, formerly set by Billy Kurisko of Nanuet in 1986.

from the Rochester Rattlers
John Ortolani is a workhorse. The 180-pound faceoff man from Billerica, Maryland has been all over the field this year, taking all but two of Rochester’s draws on the season. In those draws, Ortolani has gone 112-243 through nine games played, and has also picked up 42 ground balls, which leads the team.

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from PhillyLacrosse.com
Brine National Lacrosse Classic - Playoffs, July 3 at Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, Md

from PhillyLacrosse.com
Brine NLC HS boys, Day 2 - Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, Md

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
The Binghamton University men’s lacrosse program has signed 12 student-athletes for the class of 2017. Third-year head coach Scott Nelson and his staff has brought in a group consisting of five in the midfield, three on the attack and defensive side, and one goalie. Binghamton’s class comes in highly touted, including four future Bearcats who were recognized by US Lacrosse as All-Americans in 2013.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Released in three waves that reflect the staggered nature of the completion of the hgh school season, the US Lacrosse Boys' High School All-American Team consists of 498 exemplary players from across the country. The US Lacrosse Men’s Game All-American awards/recognition process itself is maintained by the US Lacrosse Men’s Game Coaches Subcommittee and administered locally by the High School Area Chairmen. The subcommittee, through the 93 Area Chairmen, oversees the selection of the high school post-season awards.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Chenango Valley) and Josh Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) of the men’s lacrosse team, Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton), Megan Collins (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker), Molly Marbut (Edgewater, Md./South River), Molly Maroney (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) and Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) of the women’s lacrosse team . . . With nine student-athletes recognized, Le Moyne tied for the third-most honorees.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals acquired midfielder Josh Amidon from the Charlotte Hounds on Trade Deadline Day in Major League Lacrosse. The Nationals also received a first round pick in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft in a deal that sent midfielder Josh Hawkins to Charlotte.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
On the field, Jamieson will be joined by Knighthawks teammates Joe Walters, Stephen Keogh and Sid Smith. Former Rochester transition man Jordan Hall also plays for the second-place Nationals (6-3), who will battle the Rochester Rattlers (4-5) at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7th at Sahlen’s Stadium. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3238#sthash.FTHDCeiK.dpuf

from Inside Lacrosse
LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 — Cascade Lacrosse, the industry leader in head protection, today released updates to cascadelacrosse.com including the new R helmet and customizer. The highly anticipated R helmet which features the dual SevenTech™ and Poron®XRD™ liner system addresses both high and low energy impacts will be available for purchase Monday July 1st.

from LaxPower.com
On day four of the 2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout, the tournament's second champion was crowned. The Elder Statesmen repeated as champions of the Supertasters Division, downing the C2C Magic Wands by a final score of 16-4.
Tuesday July 2, 2013 10:30AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Alex Bianchi (Aquinas Institute) scored three goals to help Rochester open defense of its two Brine National Lacrosse Classic boys’ high school championships Monday with an 8-5 victory over Florida at the Maryland Soccerplex.

from The Daily Progress
Starting today, Starsia will be coaching a member of the Seneca tribe – and he hopes the relationship can be just as prosperous. Freshman Zed Williams, one of the top lacrosse recruits in the country, is scheduled to arrive as part of UVa’s summer transition program.

from Palo Alto Online
Stanford's social media lineup saw a shakeup over the weekend as the nation's most successful athletic department traded its Twitter handle, @SUAthletics, to the Syracuse University Athletics. The transaction is believed to be the first blockbuster trade in college athletics.

from the Buffalo News
You'd have to think the Bandits are closing in on a coaching decision as they decide who will replace Darris Kilgour. There's no great hurry, since life in the National Lacrosse League is pretty quiet from the end of the playoffs until the time near the draft. Still, it would be good to get the matter settled in the near future.

from LaxPower
The third day of the 41st Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the tournament's first champion crowned. The Eldest Statesmen became five-time Grandmasters champions with a 12-4 victory over Middlebury. In the Supermasters division, for the third straight year the Elder Statesmen will faceoff against the C2C Magic Wands. The teams have split the last two years with the Statesmen winning in 2012 and the Wands taking it all in 2011.

from MPNnow.com
“In high school, I looked around for colleges where I could play lacrosse,” Timerson said. “I e-mailed all the coaches from the SUNY schools. I didn’t get one response. Those same schools were calling me last spring.”

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from JustLacrosse Upstate
Team 24, a Relay For Life team established to bring awareness to prostate cancer and raise money for the American Cancer Society, hosted the second annual event at Carthage High School June 29th and 30th. The event raised over $5000 for the fight against cancer.

from Under Armour Lacrosse
Boys and Girls - 2014 through 2016

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are pleased to announce that the Hobart College lacrosse team will accept an invitation to compete in the Northeast Conference as an associate member beginning in the 2014 season. The Statesmen will join NEC members Bryant, Mount St. Mary's, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart and Wagner.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse head coach John Svec has announced his incoming recruiting class. The Saints will welcome a total of 10 freshmen to the Siena College campus this fall which will comprise the program's Class of 2017. "The skill level and athleticism of this group of young men is outweighed only by the quality of their character," noted Svec. "I am excited to welcome the Class of 2017 to Loudonville and I look forward to working with them beginning in September."

from Inside Lacrosse
I recently watched an unnamed Baltimore club team "practice." The youngsters are what their parents perceive to be all stars. Many may be high-end recruits because of geography and their early career start at 5 to 8 years old. They've had a massive head start, and now they chase the college dream by playing for this club.

from Inside Lacrosse
July 1 marks a new era in the Division I lacrosse landscape, as many of the conference shuffles from recent years become official as of today.

from US Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved a written Standard for Athlete Safety and Protection that officially defines the national governing body’s position on safeguarding the well-being of minor athletes. The 14-page document outlines both prohibited and prescribed conducts and behaviors for its adult members who interact with youth athletes in various leadership capacities, including in the roles of coach, official, and team administrator or volunteer.

from Lacrosse Magazine

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the weekly award winners for week nine of the 2013 season, which concluded on June 30. The winners are chosen every week by the League, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements. Rochester's Kevin Leveille was named Warrior Offensive Player of the Week following his efforts in the Rattlers’ 13-10 victory over the New York Lizards on Sunday, June 30th.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
As members of the 2013 NLL Champion Rochester Knighthawks team play in their respective summer leagues across North America, we will recognize three players each week based on their stellar performances.
Monday July 1, 2013 9:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Its origins are unknown, but its mere mention elicits nothing but smiles, raised eyebrows, and excitement. You won’t hear the word during the spring, at the scholastic, college, or even pro levels, but once summer hits, and tournaments and camps begin, nothing gets everyone’s attention like this one, two-syllable word.

“Braveheart.”

from LaxPower
The second day of the 2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout hosted two more divisions, as the U-19 Boys' and Girls' tournaments took to the fields in Avon and Edwards. The Grandmasters division semifinals ended with the Eldest Statesmen and Middlebury heading to the championship game. The most seasoned players in the tournament finished out the day with the annual Zen Masters (60 and over) game.

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from LaxLessons.com
It’s been three weeks since the 2013 high school season ended, but national champion Ward Melville just picked up a first. The Patriots got their first verbal commitment from a player in the Class of 2015 earlier tonight when rising junior defenseman Tom Reilly committed to the admissions process at Cornell University, as first reported at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi.

from Knights Lacrosse
The Gait Cup was the first half of our trip to America and it was undoubtedly a great experience. We were placed in Pool A in the top division, amongst some of the greatest youth teams from different parts of America. The team had mixed reactions about coming up against the best teams there but concluded that we had an opportunity to impress and up our game.

from th Rochester Rattlers
“The win was huge,” said Head Coach Soudan. “Especially when both of us were 3-5. It was important to get that win.” Rochester only trailed once in the game, and used a 6-1 second quarter to defeat the Lizards for their fourth win on the season. Attackman Kevin Leveille and rookie midfielder Dave Lawson both recorded five points as the Rattlers, picked up their second true home win.

from the Hamilton Nationals
Hamilton got a five-point performance from Joe Walters (1+4), who extended his point streak to 21 games. Jordan Hall (2+0), Cody Jamieson (2+0), Kevin Cunningham (1+1), Stephen Keogh (1+1) and Brodie Merrill (0+2) also chipped in two points apiece. It was Merrill’s 99th MLL career game. Kevin Crowley extended his team record point streak to 24 games with a goal with a minute to play in the game.

from LaxLessons.com
He’s a three-sport athlete at Montgomery High School in New Jersey, but for Matt Stagnitta, lacrosse has always held a special place. Stagnitta is the son of former Washington & Lee and Rutgers coach Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse), who is now the head coach of the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse. His mother, Laurie, is a former Division I women’s lacrosse player.